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G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal

  • News source: Michael D. Shear, Lisa Friedman and Catrin Einhorn
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BRUSSELS — President Biden joined with leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations on Sunday to take action aimed at holding down global temperatures, but failed to set a firm end date on the burning of coal, which is a primary contributor to global warming.

Mr. Biden and six other leaders of the Group of 7 nations promised to cut collective emissions in half by 2030 and to try to stem the rapid extinction of animals and plants, calling it an “equally important existential threat.” They agreed that by next year they would stop international funding...
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Chinese doctors say Delta variant's symptoms different, more dangerous

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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Doctors in China say symptoms of the Delta COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in India, are different and more dangerous than the original version of the coronavirus, as the strain continues to spread across the globe.

Chinese doctors, according to The New York Times, have found that patients infected with the Delta variant are becoming sicker and their conditions are worsening at a quicker speed.

As many as 12 percent of patients have become severely or critically ill within three to four days after symptoms first developed, the Times...
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Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple For Info On Former White House Counsel

  • News source: Ryan Lucas
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The Justice Department secretly subpoenaed Apple in February 2018 for account information of then-White House Counsel Don McGahn, as well as his wife, and secured a gag order barring the company from telling them about it, according to a person familiar with the matter.

It is unclear what the Justice Department was investigating or whether prosecutors actually obtained any of McGahn's account information, the individual said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Apple informed the McGahns of the subpoena last month after...
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2 children caught in crossfire of quadruple shooting

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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2 children, ages 6 and 8, caught in the crossfire of quadruple Cincinnati shooting: Mayor
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G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, but Cracks Are Clear

  • News source: David E. Sanger and Michael D. Shear
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BRUSSELS — President Biden and fellow Western leaders issued a confrontational declaration about Russian and Chinese government behavior on Sunday, castigating Beijing over its internal repression, vowing to investigate the pandemic’s origins, and excoriating Moscow for using nerve agents and cyberweapons.

Concluding the first in-person summit meeting since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders tried to present a unified front against a range of threats. But they disagreed about a crucial issues, from timelines for halting the...
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Nearly 30 percent of Republicans say they won't get vaccinated: poll

  • News source: Caroline Vakil
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Nearly 30 percent of Republicans say they are not planning to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a poll released Sunday.

A CBS News-YouGov poll found that 52 percent of Republicans are either fully or partially vaccinated, while 6 percent plan to be vaccinated and 6 percent are undecided. Twenty-nine percent do not plan to be vaccinated, the poll found.

Meanwhile, 77 percent of Democrats said they were either fully or partially vaccinated, while 12 percent plan to be vaccinated and 6 percent are undecided. About 5 percent of Democrats say...
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Danish soccer player 'was gone' before resuscitation, doctor says

  • News source: Olafimihan Oshin
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Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen “was gone” before being resuscitated, a team doctor said, Reuters reported on Sunday.

Morten Boesen also said in a news conference that Eriksen, who collapsed in the middle of a match on Saturday, suffered cardiac arrest.

Boesen added that the 29-year-old Danish midfielder was clinically dead before being brought back to life by the team’s trainers using a defibrillator.


Denmark’s team doctor Morten Boesen has confirmed Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest and that ”he was gone” before he was...
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Madrid protests: Thousands rally against Catalan pardons

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Right-wing Spanish parties say plans to pardon separatist leaders are a threat to national unity.
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Analysis: Washington Republicans have just one move

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)The Republican answer is no.

What's the question? Just about anything important a Democratic president is asking.

Last week the issue was infrastructure. President Joe Biden asked a few Republican senators to compromise within shouting distance of his plan to dramatically boost investment in America's infrastructure, financed by taxes on corporations or wealthy individuals.

The answer was no.

Before that, it was the deadly January 6 insurrection inspired by then-President Donald Trump to stop Congress from affirming Biden's November 2020...
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Trudeau says no deal on lifting border restrictions after talks with Biden

  • News source: Olafimihan Oshin
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauSocially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral Biden presses G-7 to take firmer stance against China GoFundMe for boy orphaned in attack on Muslim family in Canada surpasses 0K MORE said on Sunday he and President BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE hadn't reached a deal about lifting...
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Biden Invites Queen, 95, to Stay at White House

  • News source: NBC New York - Politics
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U.S. President Joe Biden says he has invited Queen Elizabeth II to stay at the White House.

Biden and his wife, Jill, had tea with the 95 year-old queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The 78 year-old president says he felt a maternal warmth from the monarch, who now has met 13 U.S. presidents.

Biden said: “I don’t think she’ll be insulted, but she reminded me of my mother.”

The president says the queen asked him about Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Biden has a summit with on Wednesday, and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The queen also...
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Biden congratulates Israel’s incoming PM Naftali Bennett, vows support for 'Israelis, Palestinians'

  • News source: Bradford Betz
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President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated Israel’s incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after Israel’s parliament voted to approve a new government, effectively ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic 12 years in office.

The "United States remains unwavering in its support for Israel’s security," Biden said in a statement addressed to Bennett and other members of his incoming cabinet. "My administration is fully committed to working with the new Israeli government to advance security, stability, and peace for Israelis, Palestinians, and people...
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A Judge Has Thrown Out A Lawsuit Brought By Hospital Workers Over A Vaccine Mandate

  • News source: Emine Yücel
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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees at Houston Methodist Hospital who were suing the hospital system over its COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes upheld the hospital's vaccination policy, saying the requirement broke no federal law.

"This is not coercion," said Hughes. "Methodist is trying to do their business of saving lives without giving them the COVID-19 virus. It is a choice made to keep staff, patients, and their families safer."

The decision marked...
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Assessing Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 Uninterrupted Years In Power

  • News source: NPR Staff
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Benjamin Netanyahu was Israel's longest-serving prime minister, in office uninterrupted for 12 years before parliament ousted him on Sunday.

NPR's Daniel Estrin has covered Netanyahu's prime ministership, traveled with him and chronicled how Israel changed under his leadership. From Jerusalem, he spoke with All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro ahead of the vote that removed Netanyahu from office. Here are excerpts from that conversation.

He really fashioned himself as an American-style politician. He has flawless English, a kind of modern...
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Netanyahu ousted following Knesset vote

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Benjamin Netanyahu has been ousted as Israel prime minister and Naftali Bennet is now the PM following Knesset vote.
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