Politics

DeSantis Threatens Cities With Fines For Vaccine Mandates

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday threatened local governments with $5,000 fines per violation for requiring their employees to get vaccinated against the co...

House Democrats Post Record August Fundraising Ahead Of 2022

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign organization aiming to maintain Democratic control of the House in the 2022 midterm races raised $10 million last month, its best August haul ever du...

Egypt Says Israeli Prime Minister To Visit, Hold Talks

CAIRO (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is to visit Egypt on Monday for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Eg...
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MK Meir Porush Assaulted Outside His Home By Assailant In Chareidi Clothes

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — MK Meir Porush of the UTJ party was attacked outside his home Monday morning by an unknown assailant who tried to cut his beard with scissors. The attack occu...

Bush Warns Of Domestic Extremism, Appeals To ‘Nation I Know’

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SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Warning that the nation was falling into division and extremism, former President George W. Bush appealed Saturday for a return to the spirit of cooperation...

Biden, Obama And Clinton Mark 9/11 In New York With Display Of Unity

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NEW YORK (AP) — The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, grieving lost lives and shattered American unity in commemorations that unfolded just weeks afte...

Arizona Sells Unilever Bonds Over Ben & Jerry’s Israel Move

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has sold off $93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million it has invested in the global consumer products company over subsidiar...

Court Reinstates Fla Ban On School Mask Mandates

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The on-again, off-again ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandated masks for Florida school students is back in force. The 1st Distri...

Queen’s London Representative Says Royals Back BLM Movement

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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family back the Black Lives Matter movement, one of her senior representatives said in a television interview to be broadcast Friday....

White House Competition Council Seeks Lower Consumer Prices

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight at least 18 actions taken to help con...

Justice Dept. Sues Texas Over State’s New Abortion Law

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution....

Kentucky Lawmakers Scrap Statewide Mask Mandate In Schools

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school b...

Taliban: We Want Ties With US And Rest Of The World — But Not Israel

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KABUL (JTA) — The Taliban, the extremist Islamist movement once famously insular, is ready to build relations with the world — except for Israel. Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman f...

Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates For 100 Million Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increas...

Watch: British PM Wishes Happy New Year

NEW YORK (VINnews) — British prime minister Boris Johnson opened his new year message to the Jewish people on an optimistic note, stating that "after 18 months in which we have see...

Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president'...

2nd Circuit Affirms Conviction Of Former Top Cuomo Aide

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NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of one of ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides for fraud and accepting bribes was affirmed by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The 2nd U.S....

Top Republican Says Taliban Holding Americans

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WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says some Americans who have been trying to get out of Afghanistan since the U.S. military left are sitting i...

Bennett: Boosters To Help Israel Avoid Lockdown

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says the government’s COVID-19 booster vaccination drive will help allow the country to avoid a full lockdown during the coming ...

Biden To Mark 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 At 3 Memorial Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 ...