Democratic frontrunner in Pennsylvania Senate primary to skip rally after stroke

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in the state, will skip his election night party on Tuesday as he recovers in a hospital from a stroke suffered during the final days of the campaign. Fetterman’s Pittsburgh rally will proceed without him “as he will remain in the hospital resting and recovering,” his campaign said in a statement on Monday. His wife, Gisele Fetterman, and other guests,…

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U.S. congresswoman Liz Cheney blasts fellow Republicans after ‘great replacement’ mass shooting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Liz Cheney called on fellow Republicans to reject white supremacism, days after a teenage gunman motivated by the right-wing “great replacement” theory allegedly killed 10 people in a racist shooting in western New York state. “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Cheney, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump and his allies in the House of Representatives, wrote on Twitter. “History has taught us…

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Biden approves redeployment of some ground troops to Somalia- officials

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of several hundred American troops back into Somalia, two U.S. officials said on Monday, more than a year after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal. Prior to Trump’s withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.

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Some U.S. inmates released under COVID protocols challenge orders to return to prison

WASHINGTON – Nordia Tompkins was serving a seven-year sentence for a drug charge in June 2020 when the U.S. federal Bureau of Prisons released her to home confinement under the terms of a law passed by Congress to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 37-year-old mother of two began settling back into her life north of New York City, pursuing studies for a new career in cosmetology. That changed a year later when she stopped…

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FDA to address baby formula imports as soon as Monday -chief

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make an announcement regarding imported infant formula as soon as later on Monday, the agency’s chief told NBC News in an interview as regulators and lawmakers seek to address ongoing supply shortages. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf added he does not expect the shortage of the critical baby product to last until the end of year, adding it was “quite likely” there could be movement to reopen…

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Gold prices buckle under pressure from ‘King Dollar’, higher yields

– Gold prices fell more than 1% to their lowest in 3-1/2 months on Monday as elevated bond yields and a firmer U.S. dollar dampened bullion demand, even as riskier assets dropped after grim China economic data. A stronger dollar makes gold expensive for overseas buyers, while higher Treasury yields raise the opportunity cost of holding zero-yield bullion. Spot gold was down 0.7% at $1,798.80 per ounce as of 0920 GMT, after hitting its lowest…

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Biden balances anti-crime and reform agendas in message to police

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that police officers must deliver both effective crime deterrence and equal justice in a message that balanced two fraught political priorities as his law-enforcement reforms have stalled. Speaking at a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol for 563 officers who died in the line of duty over the prior year, Biden offered no new indications over how he would resolve a delay in police reform aimed…

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McConnell sees Wednesday U.S. Senate vote on $40 billion Ukraine aid bill

– U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he expected the Senate to vote on $40 billion in proposed aid to Ukraine on Wednesday after holding a related procedural vote on Monday. “We expect to invoke cloture – hopefully by a significant margin – on the motion to proceed on Monday, which would set us up to approve the supplemental on Wednesday,” McConnell told reporters on a conference call from Stockholm after visiting…

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Detroit Three automakers reinstate mask mandate at some Michigan facilities

– General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler parent Stellantis NV said on Sunday they are reinstating a requirement that employees wear masks in southeastern Michigan where there are high levels of COVID-19. The Detroit Three automakers said in early March they would allow auto workers to stop wearing masks at workplaces where U.S. health officials said it was safe to do so. That month, the automakers said they would adopt revised guidance by…

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Former Reagan national security adviser McFarlane dies -Washington Post

– Robert McFarlane, a White House adviser who tapped Saudi royals to fund a covert war in Nicaragua and flew on a secret mission to sell arms to Iran in the scandal that shook Ronald Reagan’s presidency, has died, the Washington Post reported. He was 84. McFarlane died on Thursday after an exacerbation of a previous lung condition, his son, Scott McFarlane told the newspaper. McFarlane lived in Washington and was hospitalized while visiting with…

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