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politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 3:29 PM

Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 3:12 PM

Tensions rise during Oregon redistricting process

One day after the Democratic speaker of the Oregon House rescinded a power-sharing deal she made with Republicans to redraw political maps, it was...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 3:07 PM

Merkel seeks to boost Laschet in close German election race

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel has sought to boost struggling would-be successor Armin Laschet in the tight race to become Germany’s next leader

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:57 PM

White House blacklists Russian ransomware payment 'enabler'

The Biden administration is trying to choke the finances of criminal ransomware gangs by sanctioning a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage it...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:50 PM

Wray: Afghanistan unrest could inspire extremism inside US

Top national security officials say the possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years despite the recent Taliban victory...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:49 PM

Ex-mayor, elected at age 23, gets 6 years in corruption case

A former Massachusetts mayor who was once a rising Democratic star after being elected at age 23 has been sentenced to six years in prison in...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:40 PM

Iran's president, criticizing US, likens sanctions to 'war'

Iran’s new president slammed U.S. sanctions imposed on his nation as a mechanism of war

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:32 PM

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked for a second day by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:31 PM

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Medicare says families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:23 PM

Qatar's ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

The ruling emir of Qatar has urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations against turning their backs on Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:10 PM

NATO leader: Allies need to stand together amid sub flap

NATO's leader is suggesting that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not allow a lasting rift over a submarine sale that has enraged...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 2:09 PM

Activision confirms SEC probe into discrimination allegation

Activision Blizzard, one of the world’s most high-profile video game companies, has confirmed a regulatory probe and said it is working to address...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:57 PM

Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report suggests the drop may have turned a corner last...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:55 PM

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border

Two United Nations agencies have requested access to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus’s border with Poland and Lithuania after four migrants...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:53 PM

Review: 'Echoes of the Dead' is a fast-paced thriller

In “Echoes of the Dead,” the fourth thriller in author Spencer Kope’s Special Tracking Unit series, FBI Agent Magnus “Steps” Craig joins the hunt...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:51 PM

France rallies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

France's European Union partners have agreed to put the country's security spat with the U.S., Australia and Britain on top of the bloc's...

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:31 PM

Kremlin's party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament

Election authorities announced Russia’s ruling party will get 324 of the 450 seats in the next national parliament

politics / Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:20 PM

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

For weeks, the Afghanistan national girls soccer team had been waiting for word they could leave

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