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FBI, police resume search for Brian Laundrie in Florida wildlife refuge

NORTH PORT, Fla. — The FBI and police on Tuesday will resume the search for Brian Laundrie in a 25,000-acre Florida reserve — just one day after calling it off. Authorities will return to the Carlton Reserve where Laundrie, 23, is believed to have vanished on a hike a week ago after being named a person of interest in his girlfriend Gabby Petito’s disappearance. The FBI is now leading the…
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US begins deportation flights for Haitians camped at Texas border town

US immigration US begins deportation flights for Haitians camped at Texas border town More than 300 migrants arrive in Port-au-Prince as US plans to remove 12,000 camped around a bridge in Del Rio A United States border patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment near the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images A United States border patrol…
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Biden vacations at Delaware beach house after week of heavy losses

President Biden took major hits this week, from the Pentagon confirming that a “tragic mistake” led to 10 civilians in Afghanistan dying in a drone strike, to the Food and Drug Administration rejecting his vaccine booster proposal, with much of the news breaking as the president headed to the beach for vacation.  “So the U.S. drone strike did NOT kill any ISIS-K but did kill 10 innocent civilians, including 7…
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Capitol Police chief: ‘We are not going to tolerate violence’

WASHINGTON — Washington and state capitols across the country braced Saturday morning for “Justice for J6” protests aimed at calling attention to what organizers say is the unfair treatment of people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. In the nation’s capital, authorities erected fencing around the Capitol and the Supreme Court, conducted “tabletop” rehearsals to plan for combating violence, and vowed that police would be visible across…
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Sons of Alex Murdaugh’s late housekeeper ‘viewed him as family,’ lawyer says

Now, Satterfield’s sons are suing Murdaugh, who was arrested Thursday on fraud charges stemming from his attempt to have himself killed. (His wife’s and son’s deaths remain unsolved and Murdaugh has denied responsibility.) An attorney for Satterfield’s estate told CNN the family trusted Murdaugh to help them bring a wrongful death claim against him. The housekeeper died following what was described as a “trip and fall” accident at the Murdaugh…
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Lindsey Graham: Police need ‘to take a firm line’ with Sept. 18 rally attendees

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‘We have been failed’: Simone Biles breaks down in tears recounting Nassar’s sexual abuse

WASHINGTON — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, considered one of the world’s greatest gymnasts, broke down in tears Wednesday as she shared her story of being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Biles, who has won 25 world championship medals and seven Olympic medals for Team USA, said in her opening statement that she believes the abuse happened because organizations created by Congress to protect her as an…
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Biden says California voters will “get Donald Trump” if they vote Newsom out

President Biden told California voters at a Long Beach rally in support of Governor Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall election, that the eyes of the nation are on the Golden State as it makes a decision that will “reverberate around the world,” and warned “you either keep Gavin Newsom as your governor or you’ll get Donald Trump.” The president described the leading Republican candidate, conservative radio talk show…
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America mourns as FBI releases declassified 9/11 documents | First Thing

First ThingUS news First Thing: America mourns as FBI releases declassified 9/11 documents FBI documents show no evidence of Saudi government involvement in the 2001 attacks. Plus, Britney Spears gets engaged Don’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up here A flower at the 9/11 memorial in New York. Declassified FBI documents show no evidence of Saudi government involvement in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images…
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California recall: Newsom fights for survival as historic crises fuel extraordinary race

Gavin Newsom California recall: Newsom fights for survival as historic crises fuel extraordinary race Gavin Newsom speaks at a ‘vote no on the recall’ rally in San Leandro, California, on Wednesday. Photograph: Terry Schmitt/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock Gavin Newsom speaks at a ‘vote no on the recall’ rally in San Leandro, California, on Wednesday. Photograph: Terry Schmitt/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock The Democratic governor says Covid and western fires illuminate the stark choice voters must make Maanvi…
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