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Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post
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Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,”…MORE

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video taken by a family member shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman, and then arresting her mother during a police encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Forney, Texas. In the video, the woman being held down is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.” The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said in…MORE

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide

Multiple people were reported injured Friday after the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority said two trains collided with one another on the Commonwealth Avenue rail line in Boston. Twenty-three people have been transported to hospitals for injuries that are not life-threatening after the accident Friday evening, according to a tweet from the Boston Fire Department. The…MORE

Blue Origin protest of NASA’s SpaceX moon contract denied
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Blue Origin protest of NASA’s SpaceX moon contract denied

When NASA returns humans to the moon, SpaceX will build the vehicle to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface. The US Government Accountability Office denied protests that were filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics on Friday. The protests were filed by the companies in April after NASA selected SpaceX and…MORE

Biden says US will ‘in all probability’ see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising Covid cases
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Biden says US will ‘in all probability’ see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising Covid cases

President Joe Biden said Friday the US will, “in all probability,” see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. “And by the way, we had a good day yesterday,” Biden told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for Camp David,…MORE

Analysis: White House dominance of pandemic message might feed political divides

Analysis: White House dominance of pandemic message might feed political divides

Once a week, sometimes twice a week, the nation hears the official report about the coronavirus pandemic — straight from the White House. Just as former President Donald Trump owned the first year of the pandemic, Biden owns the second year. And while it’s important to have the White House and President out front in…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

The week in 14 headlines

This week, the Senate voted to start debate on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after a bipartisan group of lawmakers finally struck a deal. Meanwhile, the White House moved to mitigate the rise of Covid-19 cases and the CDC rang the alarm over the apparent severity of the Delta variant. Monday Biden announces end of…MORE

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

A children’s hospital in Louisiana is experiencing a wave of Covid-19 hospitalizations as the Delta variant pervades the region. Dr. Trey Dunbar, president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, said the spike in Covid-19 cases right now is twice what they saw in the pandemic’s initial surge last year. “We’ve seen over the…MORE

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