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Afghan evacuees charged with assaults at Fort McCoy

Two Afghan men who were brought to the U.S. in the Biden administration’s airlift have been indicted on assault and sexual assault charges. One, Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, choked and hit his wife, an FBI agent said in a charging document. The wife also told personnel at Fort McCoy, where ...

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The U.S. has moved a step closer to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to seniors and others at high risk from the virus. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday signed off on such shots as a way to shore up protection in those groups. This is not ...

Faith leaders gather at White House to boost Biden's infrastructure plans

The White House hosted religious leaders to promote President Biden's big-spending infrastructure proposals Wednesday, just as the president was meeting with holdout Democratic lawmakers. The faith leaders, in a coalition called the Circle of Protection, met with Cedric Richmond, director of the White House office of public engagement. They called ...

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce pressing House Republicans to save $1.2T infrastructure bill

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressuring House Republicans to save President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package in the face of rising opposition from far-left Democrats. A whip list the Chamber is utilizing to build support for the package, obtained exclusively by The Washington Times, indicates it’s ...

Geraldo Rivera: 'Brian Laundrie should kill himself'

Just kill yourself. That’s Geraldo Rivera’s advice to the absent Brian Laundrie. The Fox News commentator said Mr. Laundrie, sought as a “person of interest” in the Gabby Petito case, would be better off dead. “I think Brian Laundrie should kill himself,” he said in an impromptu ...

Steve Chucri, Maricopa County official, resigning after secret election audit recording released

PHOENIX — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate's review is set for release. During the meeting recorded ...

George W. Bush boosts Liz Cheney's campaign amid Trump, allies' assault

The Bush-Cheney alliance is back. Former President George W. Bush will help Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, raise funds for a reelection bid that the other living Republican ex-president is aiming to sink. “President Bush is impressed by Liz Cheney’s strength and vision, and he’s proud to support her,” Bush ...

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. His family said in a statement that Van Peebles, father of the actor-director Mario Van Peebles, ...

Florida abortion bill replicates Texas' sweeping ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits against doctors who violate it. The legislation filed by Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby immediately met with opposition from ...

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. The civil rights leader and his wife, Jacqueline, were first hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital last month. Jesse ...

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