Russia Says It Pushed U.S. Destroyer From Area Near Its Waters Aryeh Stern

Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea…

National

Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized for ‘Non-Covid-Related Infection’Hamodia

Former president Bill Clinton was hospitalized earlier this week for an issue not related to covid-19 and is recovering, his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton was admitted to the University of…

Jan. 6 Panel Moves Against Bannon, Sets Contempt VoteHamodia

A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former…

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World

Iran Blames Beirut Violence on ‘Israeli Sedition’Yoni Weiss

Iran condemned the killing of protesters in Lebanon, describing Thursday’s shootings as seditions backed by Israel, state-run Press news channel said on Friday. “Iran believes that the people, the government,…

Lebanon Pauses Amid Tense Calm After Deadly Gun BattlesHamodia

Schools, banks and government offices across Lebanon shut down Friday after hours of gun battles between heavily armed militias killed seven people and terrorized the residents of Beirut. The government…

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Regional

Jefferson Statue Faces Ouster From New York’s City HallHamodia

An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be taken out of New York’s City Hall in the coming days and sent to a museum, capping longstanding efforts to remove the…

Hochul Meets With, Apologizes to Families Who Lost Loved Ones in Nursing HomesSara Marcus

Governor Kathy Hochul held private meetings on Tuesday with families of those who died of the coronavirus while in nursing homes to apologize for the pain they experienced, the New…

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Politics

Schumer Pushes Scaled-Back Voting Rights Measure Despite Republican Filibuster ThreatHamodia

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., moved to push a compromise voting rights and elections bill Thursday even though Republicans have vowed to block it. Schumer will start the clock…

Senator Sinema Rejects Vote on Biden Package Before InfrastructureHamodia

Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a key moderate, told fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives this week that she will not vote for a multitrillion-dollar package that is a top priority…

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Business

Deere & Co. Workers on Strike After Rejecting ContractHamodia

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its…

Aim to Ease Supply Chain Bottlenecks With LA Port Going 24/7Hamodia

The White House said Wednesday it has helped broker an agreement for the Port of Los Angeles to become a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation, part of an effort to relieve supply…

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Health, Science & Technology

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for BoosterHamodia

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.…

Microsoft Shutting Down LinkedIn App in China Amid ScrutinyHamodia

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year after internet rules were tightened by Beijing, the latest American tech giant to lessen its ties to…

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