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Monday, September 26, 2022

Under orders from Putin authorities in the southwestern Russian region of Volgograd sent a 63-year-old diabetic ex-military staffer to training camp, despite poor health and cerebral issues. read more


CIA physician Dr. Paul Andrews was one of the first people sent to Havana, Cuba, to investigate a spate of mysterious health incidents that were impacting embassy and agency personnel in 2017 when he was struck by the same set of debilitating symptoms, he told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in his first public interview for a CNN Special Report: "Immaculate Concussion: The Truth About Havana Syndrome." read more


A school district in Pennsylvania temporarily banned the Girls Who Code book series for young readers, according to an index of banned books compiled by the free expression non-profit, Pen America. read more


NASA: The spacecraft will intentionally smash into the moonlet Didymos on Sept. 26, 2022, to see if this method of asteroid deflection --known as the kinetic impactor technique -- would be a viable way to protect our planet if an asteroid on a collision course with Earth were discovered in the future. read more


When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. read more


Digital World Acquisition Corp, the blank-check company looking to take Trump Media and Technology Group public, has changed its listed address to a UPS Store in Miami. The change from a Miami office building to a UPS address came with DWAC's regulatory filing on Friday disclosing that some investors pulled out tens of millions of dollars.


A young man shot and wounded the chief recruitment officer at a military enlistment station in Russia's Irkutsk region on Monday, local authorities said, as thousands of fighting-age men continued to flee the country to escape President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine.


The British royal family has given broadcasters in the UK a deadline of today to pick just one hour of footage they would like to keep for future use from the Queen's funeral and the King's proclamation ceremony, despite the fact that millions of people already saw it all live streamed on several platforms, according to a new report from the Guardian. And since the UK lacks any constitutional protections for free speech equivalent to the First Amendment, broadcasters like the BBC, Sky News, and ITV seemingly have no choice but to comply.


Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) signaled in a letter to colleagues that legislation banning congressional lawmakers from trading stocks will include Supreme Court justices. Lofgren, the chair of the House Administration Committee, outlined a framework for "Combating Financial Conflicts of Interest and Restoring Public Faith and Trust in Government" in Thursday's letter, with the first prong pertaining to a stock trading ban for "senior government officials," their spouses and their dependent children. That group of officials, according to Lofgren, includes members of Congress and the Supreme Court.


President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA). Snowden, 39, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA, where he worked. read more


Why are so many people now embracing demagogues? Barbara Walter, political scientist and author of "How Civil Wars Start," tells ProPublica that the vital signs of healthy democracy are in decline around the world. read more


U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products. read more


Russian state TV is using clips of Fox News host Tucker Carlson to promote the country's war against Ukraine amid protests against Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization. read more


Chris Geidner: Around a dozen election-denying Republican candidates secured their party's nomination for secretary of state this fall. This is the reality, two years on, that Donald Trump's election lies have created. read more


Sunday, September 25, 2022

US Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, says that if the panel makes a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump related to the riot at the US Capitol, it should be made unanimously. read more


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