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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, July 19, 2021

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Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China on Monday for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and accused Beijing of working with criminal hackers in ransomware attacks and other cyber operations.








































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, July 17, 2021

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The Biden Administration Vows To Appeal A Federal Ruling Deeming DACA Unlawful
One day after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.









































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Tokyo Olympics: Sky Brown becomes GB's youngest medallist, plus sailing and showjumping golds

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Great Britain are fourth in the Olympic medal table after sailing and showjumping golds plus a skateboarding bronze for Sky Brown, 13.
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Christian Eriksen returns to Inter Milan for first time since cardiac arrest

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Inter Milan say Christian Eriksen is in "excellent mental and physical shape" after his first visit to their training ground since his cardiac arrest.
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Lebanon blast: ‘Path towards reform irreversible’

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We owe it to our people to tackle issues which led to the blast, the ambassador to the UK says.
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‘Cannot Turn Blind Eye': NYC's Largest Public Workers Union Calls for Cuomo to Resign

  • News source: NBC New York - Politics
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New York City's largest public employee union, which represents about 200,000 current and retired city workers, have called for Gov. Cuomo to resign -- the latest in the ongoing political fallout following Attorney General Letitia James' investigation which concluded that the governor sexually harassed 11 women.

“Safety and security must be the standard of every workplace. The details made public as part of Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation make clear that is not the case in the Governor’s office," DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido...
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Letlow describes final moments with husband, urges people to get vaccine

  • News source: Lexi Lonas
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Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La.) in a Wednesday interview described her husband’s final moments before dying from the coronavirus while urging people to get vaccinated.

Letlow's husband Luke died of COVID-19 in December after his election to Congress. Julia Letlow ran for the seat in a special election and won earlier this year.

“He and I had prayed for weeks prior about the possibility of a vaccine and we were so excited it was coming out and that it was going to be widely available,” Letlow said in an interview with CBS This Morning.

“He missed it by...
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Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

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The Mexican government is suing U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors, arguing that their commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico
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Iraq War authorization repeal clears key Senate hurdle

  • News source: By Andrew Desiderio
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A key Senate committee voted on Wednesday to repeal two authorizations for the use of military force against Iraq, setting up a full chamber vote later this year.

All Democrats and three Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed a bipartisan bill to scrap the 1991 authorization for the Gulf War and the 2002 authorization to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad. Both conflicts are effectively over, and U.S. troops remain in Iraq only under invitation from the government to provide security assistance and conduct...
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Biden ATF nominee Chipman failed to disclose Chinese state TV hit used as propaganda by the communist state

  • News source: Kelly Laco
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EXCLUSIVE: President Biden's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) failed to disclose to the Senate a media appearance on Chinese state TV, which may have been used as propaganda by the communist state to cover up a mass stabbing of children.

Biden's ATF nominee David Chipman appeared on a Chinese state-run media network, China Global Television Network (CGTN), previously known as CCTN, in December 2012 to discuss the government's response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, one of the deadliest...
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Biden administration reportedly planning to vaccinate migrants at border to prevent COVID spread

  • News source: Adam Shaw
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With the number of migrants coming across the border continuing to surge, the Biden administration is reportedly preparing to vaccinate migrants coming into U.S. custody -- amid continued fears of a risk of COVID-19 spreading between migrants, law enforcement and the American public.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to vaccinate migrants as they come into custody for processing by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

BORDER CRISIS SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING AS MIGRANTS POUR IN; FORMER...
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Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack outside Pentagon metro station

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(CNN)Pentagon police officer George Gonzalez died Tuesday after sustaining injuries during a violent incident outside of the Pentagon building, according to a release from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

Gonzalez joined the Pentagon Force Protection Agency as a police officer in July 2018 and was "promoted twice and attained the rank of Senior Officer in 2020," according to a release by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which oversees security at the Pentagon.

The exact circumstances of the incident that led to Gonzalez' death are still...
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Arkansas governor says he regrets signing ban on mask mandates

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Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonArkansas reports biggest one-day spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations Arkansas governor to ask state legislature to allow masks in schools Judge orders Arkansas to resume pandemic unemployment benefits MORE (R) says he regrets signing a ban on mask mandates in schools as he asks the state legislature to reverse the decision.

“Well, I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point. I knew it'd be overridden by the legislature if I didn’t sign it ... I already eliminated our statewide mask...
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Trump Tries In Court To Block The Release Of His Tax Returns To Congress

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Former President Donald Trump is trying to stop his tax returns being released to Democrats in Congress.

In a motion filed in federal court Wednesday, Trump's lawyers claim the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee's requests are not "valid oversight requests."

"The primary purpose of the requests is to obtain and expose Intervenors' information for the sake of exposure, to improperly conduct law enforcement, or some other impermissible goal — not to study federal legislation," the motion states as part of a 37-page filing. "The requests...
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Belarus Olympian Krystina Tsimanovskaya Leaves Tokyo And Lands In Austria

  • News source: Bill Chappell
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Sprinter Krystina Tsimanovskaya, whose Olympic dream was derailed after authorities cracked down on her criticism of her coaches, left Tokyo Wednesday on a flight to Vienna. She insists that her quibbles with her nation's Olympic delegation were only about sports — not politics.

"I love my country and I didn't betray my country," the 24-year-old athlete told the BBC. "This is about the mistakes that have been made by our officials at the Olympics."

Tsimanovskaya is traveling under a humanitarian visa offered by Poland, where she's expected to head...
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What to expect in peak Atlantic hurricane season

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The peak period of hurricane season is historically mid-August through October.
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Floods: Research shows millions more at risk of flooding

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Numbers of people exposed to flooding globally have risen by almost a quarter in two decades.
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