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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by conservatives.








































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, September 24, 2021

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Draft election audit report: Joe Biden won in Maricopa County by more votes than originally tallied
PHOENIX - A draft report of the election review in Arizona’s largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there, an embarrassing end to a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting Trump’s false claim that he lost because of fraud.









































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Activision Blizzard Strikes An $18 Million Deal Over Its Workplace Harassment Lawsuit

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Popular game maker Activision Blizzard reached an $18 million settlement with the U.S. government over allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees at the company.

Activision Blizzard, which is behind the hugely popular game franchises Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush, confirmed the deal was reached with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Monday. Earlier that day, the agency filed a civil rights lawsuit against the company in federal court in California.

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China lets US siblings return home after three years

  • News source: BBC News - World
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It coincides with the high-profile release of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou and two Canadians.
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North Korea Has Fired A Short-Range Missile Into The Sea In Its Latest Weapons Test

  • News source: The Associated Press
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea early Tuesday, its neighboring countries said, in the latest weapon tests by North Korea that has raised questions about the sincerity of its recent offer for talks with South Korea.

In an emergency National Security Council meeting, the South Korean government expressed regret over what it called "a short-range missile launch" by the North. South Korea's military earlier said the object fired from North Korea's mountainous northern Jagang province flew toward the waters off...
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Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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Advocates from several groups demonstrated outside of Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinPelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Budget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo MORE’s (D-W.Va.) houseboat on Monday, protesting the senator’s opposition to Democrats’ multi-trillion dollar reconciliation package.

Representatives from Young West Virginia, Race Matters WV, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Greenpeace USA...
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Japan set to lift all virus emergency steps nationwide

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Japan is set to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as infections slow and the nation tries to reactivate its economy
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Biden accused of ‘moving goalposts’ on percentage of Americans who need to get jab to return normal

  • News source: Edmund DeMarche
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused President Biden of "moving the goalposts" on Monday after the president hinted to reporters that up to 98% of Americans may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before we return to normal.

Biden received his booster shot at the White House on Monday when he was asked by a reporter how many Americans will need to be vaccinated before the country returns to normal.

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Biden told the reporter that he is no scientist but thinks we'll need to "get the vast majority" like what is...
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Goldman Sachs cuts China growth forecast over power outages

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The country has seen electricity shortages that have left some factories and homes without power.
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Female Afghan judges hunted by the murderers they convicted

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Six former female judges who have gone into hiding speak to the BBC from secret locations across the country.
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2 Top Federal Reserve Officials Retire After Trading Disclosures

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WASHINGTON — In a rare moment of ethical controversy for the Federal Reserve, two top officials resigned Monday in the wake of revelations about their financial trading that exposed potential shortcomings in the Fed's rules on investments. Eric Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said he would step down this week for health reasons. Meanwhile, Robert Kaplan, the president of the Dallas Fed, said he would resign Oct. 8 to avoid becoming a "distraction" from the Fed's broader mission. The two officials' financial disclosures...
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Nancy Pelosi reiterates infrastructure vote plans as some Democrats push back

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she would push forward with a Thursday vote on the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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Anti-vaccine-mandate protestors march NYC streets on eve of enforcement for health care workers

  • News source: Breck Dumas
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Crows of people protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates marched the streets of New York City on Monday, the deadline newly-minted Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul set for health care workers to receive a COVID-19 shot or face being fired from their jobs.

Protesters held signs that read, "Naturally immune," and "Medical segregation is racist," in the crowd that took up the entire street in the Avenue of the Americas, according to footage shared on Twitter by independent journalist Elad Eliahu.

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NY Gov. Hochul says vaccines are 'from God,' sends out her own 'apostles' to push jabs

  • News source: Jon Brown
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Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., preached from a pulpit in Brooklyn on Sunday that citizens should be thankful to God for the COVID-19 vaccines, which she claimed were divinely inspired.

Hochul, who assumed office in August after Andrew Cuomo resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, also urged her listeners to be her "apostles" by convincing their friends to get vaccinated, an act she said demonstrates the love Jesus commanded his followers to exhibit.

"We are not through this pandemic," Hochul said during her homily at the Christian Cultural...
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Manchin raises red flag on carbon tax

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Centrist Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinPelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Budget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo MORE (D-W.Va.) on Monday raised a red flag over his Democratic colleagues’ push to include a carbon tax in the reconciliation package they will need his vote to pass later this year.

A plan to tax carbon as a way to combat climate change and raise revenue for the reconciliation package is gaining momentum, and some Senate Democrats...
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North Korea fires projectile, says South's military

  • News source: BBC News - World
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South Korea’s military says the object landed in waters off Japan early Tuesday morning.
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Taliban: Afghanistan bank boss warns sector near collapse

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The head of one of Afghanistan's biggest banks says the country's financial sector is near collapse.
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