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DHS warns of potential for violence surrounding the ‘Justice for J6’ rally in intelligence brief
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DHS warns of potential for violence surrounding the ‘Justice for J6’ rally in intelligence brief

The Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday about the potential for violence from people involved in or opposed to the “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday, according to an unclassified intelligence briefing that was shared with state and local authorities and obtained by CNN. The memo also warned of potential violence on the day…MORE

‘A $276 million waste’: California Democrats seek changes to recall process after Newsom’s landslide
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‘A $276 million waste’: California Democrats seek changes to recall process after Newsom’s landslide

Immediately after Gavin Newsom beat back a recall effort, Democratic officials in California called for reforms to the process that commanded weeks of attention and cost $276 million — only to result in a landslide victory for a governor who was up for reelection in 14 months anyway. Even before Newsom resoundingly defeated the attempted…MORE

Mass shootings in the US increased during the coronavirus pandemic, study finds
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Mass shootings in the US increased during the coronavirus pandemic, study finds

Mass shootings in the United States increased during the coronavirus pandemic, and even doubled in July 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to research published in the journal JAMA Open Network Thursday. Researchers focused on data between April 2020 and July 2021 from the Gun Violence Archive on mass shootings, in which four or…MORE

Some small businesses are happy about Biden’s vaccine mandate
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Some small businesses are happy about Biden’s vaccine mandate

Maintaining a healthy environment during a pandemic without alienating employees and customers who don’t want to wear masks or get vaccinated has been a headache for small business owners. Although everyone has questions about how it will work, some were relieved by President Biden’s announcement last week that employers with 100 or more staff will…MORE

Gabby Petito’s family makes plea for information about missing daughter

Gabby Petito’s family makes plea for information about missing daughter

The father of Gabby Petito, who was reported missing over the weekend, made a public plea Thursday for information on the disappearance of the Florida woman. Petito, 22, was reported missing by her family on Saturday, after they had not heard from her since late August, according to police in North Port, Florida. “Finding this…MORE

Federal judge blocks Biden administration from expelling migrant families under public health order
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Federal judge blocks Biden administration from expelling migrant families under public health order

A federal judge blocked the Biden administration from expelling migrant families with children apprehended at the US-Mexico border under a public health order, according to a Thursday ruling, marking a major defeat for the administration. In a long-awaited ruling, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia District Court acknowledged that the ruling will force…MORE

Texas governor orders six points of entry along the southern border to be shut down
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Texas governor orders six points of entry along the southern border to be shut down

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry along the US-Mexico border amid a surge in migrants. The Republican called the crisis dire and said “agents are overwhelmed by the chaos” at the border. “The sheer…MORE

Lawmakers launch investigation into climate crisis disinformation by fossil fuel industry
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Lawmakers launch investigation into climate crisis disinformation by fossil fuel industry

The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday it is launching an investigation into fossil fuel industry disinformation on the climate crisis. The committee invited the heads of six oil companies and major lobbying groups to testify in front of the committee next month. The announcement comes after reports the fossil fuel industry has participated…MORE

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ isn’t as good as Jessica Chastain’s performance

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ isn’t as good as Jessica Chastain’s performance

The stars outshine the movie in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a dazzling showcase for Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker in a dutiful, somewhat disjointed chronicle of how the televangelists amassed great wealth before his disgraced fall. While it’s not a landslide vote, thanks to Chastain’s disappearing act, “The…MORE

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