U.S. religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti – NBC News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries, including children, were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the …

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Biden, nearly 79, plans to undergo physical exam ‘soon,’ Psaki says – Fox News

President Biden will undergo a physical examination soon but no specific date has been set, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a news briefing Thursday. Video from the briefing shows Psaki fielding questions from Playboy reporter Brian Karem …

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Judge Jeanine reveals who she believes is running the White House – Fox News

Judge Jeanine Pirro questioned who was really in charge of the White House Saturday on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”  JUDGE JEANINE: In case you didn’t know it, Joe Biden is the president of the United States in name only. Someone …

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Brian Laundrie’s dad emerges to rip down protest sign from front yard – New York Post

Brian Laundrie’s father emerged from his Florida home Saturday to remove a sign protesters left on his lawn next to a large photo of slain Long Island native Gabby Petito, pictures showed. Chris Laundrie, 62, was seen ripping down a …

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Hollywood crew members reach a tentative deal with major studios, averting a strike – NPR

Mario Tama/Getty Images Mario Tama/Getty Images Hollywood crew members and major studios have averted a nationwide strike that would have shut down much of film and TV production. The tentative agreement must still be ratified by the union’s members. According …

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Manchin slams Sanders over infrastructure op-ed in West Virginia paper – Business Insider

The dispute between Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia over a multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package reached a boiling point on Friday when Sanders wrote an opinion piece for a high-profile newspaper in …

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Joe Manchin reportedly opposes key Biden climate program – NPR

Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden’s multitrillion-dollar climate …

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“We’re done”: Immigration advocates stage walk-out on Biden administration – POLITICO

“I cannot stand one more meeting of them pretending,” said Ariana Saludares, a 40-year old advocate from the New Mexico-based Colores United, who was in the meeting. “They give us accolades on the outside, but on the inside, we’re having …

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Virginia Democratic Party files complaint with state board of elections against Youngkin campaign | TheHill – The Hill

The Virginia Democratic Party filed a complaint against Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign on Friday, claiming 13 of the campaign’s ads failed disclaimer requirements.  The party accused Youngkin’s campaign of violating Virginia law by not including “an unobscured, full-screen picture …

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‘Because of you democracy survived’: Biden pays tribute to police during memorial ceremony – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden praised law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the attack on Jan. 6 in remarks Saturday at the National Peace Officers’ annual memorial service. Biden said the officers of the U.S. Capitol Police and …

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‘A phenomenal kid’: Family stunned by death of Alabama 13-year-old fatally shot while playing on iPad in bed – AL.com

Kei’lan Allen sat on the bed at his Tuscaloosa home Friday night, playing games on his iPad as he often did. The Westlawn Middle School eighth grader was wearing his beloved red Beats, with an open dictionary next to him …

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Hillary Clinton arrives at UC Irvine Medical Center as Bill Clinton recovers from infection – Fox News

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton arrived at the UC Irvine Medical Center on Saturday morning as former President Bill Clinton recovers from a urological sepsis infection. Mother and daughter were spotted entering the hospital with an entourage.  Clinton is expected …

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Robert Durst on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer says – Los Angeles Times

Robert Durst has been placed on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday. Durst, 78, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for murdering his close friend, Susan Berman, inside her Benedict Canyon home in 2000. …

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Biden commemorates police officers killed: ‘There’s too much pain. There’s too much loss.’ – The Washington Post

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Speaking at the site where Capitol police officers thwarted “an unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American attack on our nation’s values,” President Biden on Saturday mourned nearly 500 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, …

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Biden pays tribute to fallen police officers, tells families that ‘your loss is America’s loss’ – Fox News

President Biden on Saturday paid tribute to America’s fallen police officers, telling families that their loss is also America’s loss, speaking at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in front of the U.S. Capitol — and warning that …

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Deputy fatally shot, 2 injured in ‘ambush’ at Houston nightclub: Police – ABC News

The suspected shooter was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. October 16, 2021, 6:56 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A Texas constable deputy was fatally shot and two other deputies …

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Pope Francis calls for shortening the work day, commends George Floyd protests in speech to grassroots groups

Pope Francis, in a keynote address to the popular movements, a group that includes activists working on a wide variety of justice causes, called for a universal basic income and the shortening of the working day. He also praised the …

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U.S. will provide condolence payments to families of Kabul drone strike victims – NPR

Afghans inspect damage of the Ahmadi family house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. The strike, which the Pentagon originally deemed a success in striking an ISIS-K target, killed 10 civilians, none of whom were …

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Manchin hits back at Sanders criticism in fight over Biden investment plan – The Guardian

Internal party warfare between progressive and moderate Democrats over Joe Biden’s $3.5tn tax-and-spending package has burst dramatically into the open after Vermont senator Bernie Sanders launched a thinly veiled attack on West Virginia senator Joe Manchin in an op-ed published …

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David Amess stabbing leaves U.K. lawmakers reeling from latest attack – NBC News

Britain was reeling Saturday from the killing of a veteran lawmaker in a public stabbing that sparked a terrorism investigation and renewed calls to address politicians’ safety. The attack on David Amess while he met with the public in a …

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Virginia is for worriers: Governor race poses real risk to Dem agenda – POLITICO

The effort has taken a gubernatorial race that amounts to a bellwether for Democrats’ popularity writ large and twinned it to their legislative agenda — if one fails, so too could the other. “I’m hopeful that everyone will come to …

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Winemaking and marathon running: what Kyrsten Sinema does instead of her job – The Guardian

Serving in the US Senate is a pretty good gig if you can get it. You’re paid $174,000 a year, only have to show up around 200 days and you almost always snag an even better-compensated private sector gig when …

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Democratic incumbents bolster fundraising advantage in key Senate races | TheHill – The Hill

Democratic senators waging tight reelection bids saw a windfall in fundraising in the third quarter of 2021, beefing up their campaign bank accounts ahead of what are expected to be brutal fights to retain their seats. Democratic incumbents in Arizona, …

Trump’s stolen election lie is on the ballot in 2022, thanks to these candidates – NBC News

The future of U.S. elections is on the ballot in 2022, largely because former President Donald Trump can’t let go of the past. “The single biggest issue — the issue that gets the most pull, the most respect, the biggest …

‘Reminiscent of Jan. 6’: Violent protesters arrested after storming Interior Department, injuring officers – Fox News

Dozens of activists protesting fossil fuel projects were arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C., after they staged a sit-in at the Interior Department, a move that led to “multiple injuries” and at least one law enforcement officer being transported to a …

Texas Senate passes bill requiring students to play on sports teams corresponding with biological sex – Fox News

The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate. House Bill 25, which passed the Texas House of Representatives by a vote of …

Texas Senate Passes Bill Targeting Trans Kids in School Sports – The Daily Beast

The Texas Senate voted Friday night to pass a bill restricting trans teens’ participation in school sports. House Bill 25, which will now be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for signing, sets into law that children may not play …

Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Like to Be Cut Because of Manchin – The New York Times

Democratic presidents have tried but failed to enact climate change legislation since the Clinton administration. During a year of record and deadly droughts, wildfires, storms and floods that scientists say are worsened by climate change, Democrats had hoped to finally …

Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders spar over Biden’s $3.5T bill – New York Post

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday publicly sparred over the sweeping multitrillion-dollar social spending bill that’s been dividing Democrats. Manchin — a moderate Democrat pushing back on the bill’s $3.5 trillion price tag — slammed Sanders …

Liberal columnist, frequent MSNBC guest Elizabeth Drew mocks horrific murder of UK conservative David Amess – Fox News

Media top headlines October 15 In media news today, Don Lemon denies CNN ‘lied’ about Joe Rogan’s ivermectin COVID treatment, Biden continues to exit without taking reporter questions, and a Washington Post columnist warns critical race theory is ‘potent’ in …

Bill Clinton to remain in hospital as he recovers from urological infection – The Guardian

The former US president Bill Clinton’s health is improving but he will remain in a California hospital for at least another night to receive antibiotics intravenously for a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, his spokesperson said on Friday. …

Ethics group files Hatch Act complaint against WH Press Secretary Psaki – New York Post

A government watchdog group filed a complaint Friday accusing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki of violating the federal Hatch Act by praising Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during her regular briefing Thursday. The complaint from Citizens for Responsibility …

U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike – The New York Times

[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed …

Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition – The New York Times

Democratic presidents have tried but failed to enact climate change legislation since the Clinton administration. During a year of record and deadly droughts, wildfires, storms and floods that scientists say are worsened by climate change, Democrats had hoped to finally …

Capitol Police Officer Charged With Obstruction Of Justice Related To Jan 6 Riot – NPR

Police stand in a line outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Police stand in a line outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. …

Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect – Associated Press

Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back …

Biden concedes Democrats ‘are not going to get $3.5 trillion’ bill – Business Insider

Biden publicly acknowledged that his $3.5 trillion social spending bill will need to be cut. “We’ll get less than that, but we’re going to get it,” he said. He also appeared to suggest some measures like tuition-free community college could …

Biden press secretary Jen Psaki may have violated ethics law with comment on Virginia race, watchdog says – CNBC

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters White House press secretary Jen Psaki may have violated a law barring executive branch employees from …

British lawmaker’s death ‘a painful loss in so many lives,’ says cardinal

LONDON (CNS) — An English cardinal led tributes to a Catholic member of Parliament who was knifed to death while meeting local people in his constituency. Sir David Amess, a member of the governing Conservative Party and one of the …

On William Shatner, Jeff Bezos and deciding whether we live in Heaven or Hell

On Wednesday, William Shatner went to space. Woo-hoo, I guess? I know, I know. It’s Captain Kirk, he’s 90, give the man his moment. I mean no disrespect, even if Kirk was a 23rd-century Ronan Farrow exposé waiting to happen …

In ‘Reservation Dogs,’ a gang of Indigenous youth do bad things (but they are not bad people)

Protests at Standing Rock. The commemoration of the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, or “Orange Shirt Day,” in Canada. A challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was covered in season two of the podcast “This …

The way Kyrie Irving talks about vaccines is prophetic — but not in a good way

In one of the strangest stories of vaccine hesitancy to date, the Brooklyn Nets superstar point guard Kyrie Irving has not yet gotten the shot. Unfortunately for Mr. Irving (and Nets fans), under the city’s current Covid-19 protocols, this also …

Youngkin Takes Slight Lead in New Virginia Gubernatorial Poll – Yahoo News

The Trafalgar Group has released a poll showing Republican Glenn Youngkin with a one point advantage (48.4-47.5 percent) over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The survey of 1,095 voters conducted between October 11 and 13 has a margin …

Chicago files complaint against police union; Lightfoot denounces ‘rhetoric of conspiracy theorists’ – Fox News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city has filed a complaint to stop police from potentially striking in reaction to layoffs due to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Lightfoot and the police union have continued to bump heads as the …

Kyrsten Sinema’s poll numbers should terrify her – Yahoo News

Kyrsten Sinema. Illustrated | Getty Images, iStock, Library of Congress The left-leaning group Data For Progress on Thursday released genuinely brutal poll numbers for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), whose very public role in holding up President Biden’s agenda is clearly …

The Justice Department is heading back to the Supreme Court over Texas’ abortion law – NPR

The Texas state Capitol is seen on Oct. 2. The Justice Department is suing over the state’s restrictive abortion law and heading back to the Supreme Court to seek a halt to it while legal proceedings continue. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images …

Over 12,000 Catholics are praying for Nancy Pelosi to have ‘change of heart’ on abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Close to 12,200 people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign launched by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to urge prayers for a “change of heart” for House Speaker Nancy …

Nikolas Cruz plans to plead guilty to 17 counts of murder for 2018 Parkland school shooting – NBC News

Nikolas Cruz plans to plead guilty to 17 murder counts in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, his lawyers said. Attorneys for Cruz, 23, told Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer Friday that he will plead …

Three Reasons Everyone Should Try Anonymous Confession

I knew I had to go to confession at St. Peter’s Basilica. But I never guessed my confession there would change the direction of my life. While growing up in a Catholic family and attending Catholic school, I went to …

British MP Amess Killed In Church

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News (Worthy News) – British Conservative legislator David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times while holding a constituency gathering at a Methodist church in southeast England, officials confirmed. Prime Minister …

Review: Sally Rooney writes for millennials in a post-Catholic world

​Sally Rooney has a particular style of writing. If you have read one of her books, her others will feel familiar—almost to a fault. Like herself, Rooney’s characters are young Irish intellectuals, usually writers. In Dublin, they write slam poetry, …

Podcast: The Synod on Synodality will be an uphill battle — but it’s worth it

The “synod on synodality,” Pope Francis’ two-year effort to move the church toward a more collaborative and decentralized model, kicked off in Rome on Sunday with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. In his pre-synod speech on Saturday, Pope Francis …

Don’t dismiss Lil Nas X because of his ‘Satan video.’ He has something to teach the church.

Pop star Lil Nas X is no stranger to going viral. The artist’s smash hit “Old Town Road” is the top certified single of all time, going platinum—having a million downloads, streams or purchases—a record-breaking 15 times. (For comparison, Post …

When a Jewish hospital chaplain was asked to perform a Catholic baptism

When Hope Fried received the text from the primary pediatric staff chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City last spring, she burst into tears. She was on call, working the overnight shift during the residency year of her …

Explainer: Pope Francis is naming St. Irenaeus a ‘Doctor of the Church.’ What does that mean?

Earlier this month, Pope Francis said he intends to declare St. Irenaeus of Lyon, a second-century theologian best known for his writings against gnostic sects, a doctor of the church. The venerable saint will be given the title of “Doctor …

How a neighborhood healed after deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history

On Oct. 27, 2018, 11 people attending Shabbat services at the ​​Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh were killed in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history. In the weeks and months that followed, when the public’s …

U.S. to lift travel ban Nov. 8, allowing vaccinated international visitors into the country – CNBC

Passengers at LAX after arriving from Shanghai, China, after a positive case of the coronavirus was announced in the Orange County suburb of Los Angeles, January 26, 2020. Ringo Chiu | Reuters The White House said Friday it would allow …

Trump praised foreign leaders, ranted about windmills at GOP retreat – Business Insider

Trump harped on about his false election claims and grievances at a Senate GOP retreat in Florida.   He also praised Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, and ranted about windmills, The Post said.  Insider previously reported that some Republicans are worried …

Climate crisis poses ‘serious risks’ to US economy, Biden administration warns – The Guardian

Joe Biden’s administration on Friday issued a 40-page report warning that the climate crisis “poses serious and systemic risks to the US economy and financial system” and setting out steps for action as “climate impacts are already affecting American jobs, …

Blast in mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province leaves several dead and injured – The Washington Post

Hafiz Abdul Hai Abbas, the director for provincial health directorate, told The Washington Post that the attack on the Imam Bargha Fatima mosque also wounded 45 others. “Dead bodies remain under the ruined mosque,” Abbas said, adding that he expected …

Bill Clinton Hospitalized At UCI Medical Center In Orange: ‘He Is On The Mend’ – CBS Los Angeles

ORANGE (CBSLA) — Former President Bill Clinton remained hospitalized Friday at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange after being admitted earlier in the week. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seen leaving the University of California, Irvine, …

Texas abortion ban upheld by federal appeals court – ABC News

The nation’s most restrictive abortion law remains in effect, for now. October 15, 2021, 3:13 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The most restrictive abortion law in the country will remain in effect, after …

Appeals court keeps Texas abortion law in place – POLITICO

The new decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals extends a previous order that for now keeps in place the Texas law known as Senate Bill 8. It marks the third time since October that the conservative-leaning appeals …

Bill Clinton in California hospital with non-Covid infection – The Guardian

Bill Clinton was admitted two days ago to a hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of a “non-Covid infection”, a spokesman said. “On Tuesday evening former President Bill Clinton was admitted to University of California, Irvine, medical center for treatment …

Trump threatened that Republicans wouldn’t vote in 2022 or 2024. One expert says ‘this is mostly a power play.’ – Yahoo News

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Trump threatened that his voters will stay home in 2022 and 2024 if the GOP doesn’t back election lies. One expert on extremism and democracy told Insider that his statement is “mostly …

Biden signs bill to raise debt ceiling | TheHill – The Hill

Thank youfor signing up. Thank you for signing up. You can also sign up to receive our other newsletters: The Hill’s Morning Report & Tipsheet Most Popular – Easy to read, daily digest of the news from The Hill and …

Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views – NBC News

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from …

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh arrested at drug rehab facility in Florida, charged with stealing insurance money in housekeeper’s death – CBS News

A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper, state police said Thursday. Alex Murdaugh was arrested at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Florida, authorities said. His attorneys …

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for killing best friend Susan Berman – CBS News

New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more that two decades ago. Durst, 78, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last …

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murdering his friend Susan Berman – The Guardian

Robert Durst, the real estate heir suspected in a string of killings over nearly four decades, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his friend and confidante Susan Berman. A Los Angeles jury convicted Durst, 78, of …

A Boeing test pilot has been indicted in connection with the 737 Max – NPR

A line of Southwest Air Boeing 737 jets are parked earlier this year in Everett, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A line of Southwest Air Boeing 737 jets are parked earlier this year in Everett, Wash. …

Sinema won’t back Biden spending bill without $1.2T infrastructure passage – New York Post

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema told moderate House Democrats Thursday that she would not support President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar social spending bill until a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure passes Congress, according to Reuters. The wire service also reported that Sinema (D-Ariz.) …

El Salvador’s death squads have new targets but continue their bloody work

Death squads were a diabolical presence during the brutal civil war in El Salvador from 1979 to 1992. They claimed the lives of thousands of catechists, labor organizers, members of the rebel forces and their family members, men and women …

Activists changed a historically racist street name in Kansas. Why didn’t local Catholics support it?

Editor’s Note: Division Street ran through Atchison, Kan. It divided the community along racial lines until a local advocacy group, Atchison United, lobbied to change it. But some Catholics in the city resisted the effort. Kevin Hill, an attorney and …

Will Merrick Garland Put Steve Bannon in Jail? – Slate

On his last day in office, Donald Trump pardoned his adviser Steve Bannon for having committed the crime of fraud. In 2018 and 2019, Bannon defrauded donors to a private fundraising campaign to build a wall at the Mexican border …

How should the U.S. respond to acts of terrorism? Our readers weigh in.

After the death of 13 U.S. service members and nearly 200 other people in the terrorist attack on the Kabul airport on Aug. 26, President Joe Biden made a speech in which he sent a direct message to the perpetrators: …

Spiritual preparation for Christmas can (and should) involve actively engaging with your community

A new liturgical year is upon us. As we begin Advent, we begin Cycle C of the Lectionary readings, in which Luke is regularly proclaimed on Sundays. The season of Advent takes its name from the Latin word adventus, meaning …

How do we make sense of royal imagery in Scripture?

Psalm 93 is today’s responsorial psalm, and it offers a clear image of divine kingship: “The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.” The references to a throne, decree and kingdom help to envision a royal God who reigns …

Preparing for the season ahead

Today’s Gospel gives us insights into how the evangelists crafted their narratives about Jesus. The short reading from Mark reveals his style and vision for how his audience should understand Jesus. The themes of power, timeliness and anticipation are prominent, …

We should not benefit from corrupt financial systems at the expense of the vulnerable

The readings over the past weeks have highlighted characteristics of discipleship, emphasizing humility, wisdom and service. Today we encounter another important quality: generosity. The first reading and the Gospel present two women as models for how to live charitably, selflessly …

Michelangelo’s Late Drawings

Nearly blind, it’s all behind him now.Four scaffolded years risking a falllike Adam’s and the wrath of Juliuswho struck him once for being slow.Gone, the strength for travertine, all the figureshe could loosen have been freed,and he’s burned his studies, …

Meditations on an Apple

Candle body, stem wick,always hinting at flame. If not for my eyes there isno red, only red’s potential.Thus no apple shape or sizeat all. Whether you’re pie or cidersome of you will be humanand some in the sewer. Your name …

Review: A poet’s life in letters

James Merrill was one of the most naturally gifted American poets of the 20th century. While other contemporaries had a skimpier output (e.g., Elizabeth Bishop) or went through “phases” that made for an inconsistent oeuvre (e.g., Robert Lowell), Merrill’s poetry …

Review: Tola Rotimi Abraham traces interior universes in her debut novel

“What you most fear is where you must go,” an ancient sage or a Jordan B. Peterson or an Instagram caption may tell you. For writers, the phrase is a little different: What you most fear is what you must …

Review: A murder mystery with a twist of Greek tragedy and myth

Sigmund Freud is supposed to have said that there is no such thing as an accident. We behave in certain ways—often toxic or destructive ways—whose origins we are only dimly aware of. We are, ultimately, inscrutable to ourselves. That is …

Jan. 6 panel moves forward with criminal contempt charge against Steve Bannon – NPR

Political strategist Steve Bannon could face criminal charges for defying a congressional subpoena. Steve Helber/AP hide caption toggle caption Steve Helber/AP Political strategist Steve Bannon could face criminal charges for defying a congressional subpoena. Steve Helber/AP After failing to show …

‘Human remains detection’ K9 from Pasco County joins search for Brian Laundrie in Carlton Reserve – FOX 13 Tampa Bay

SkyFOX view: Pasco cadaver dog joins search for Brian Laundrie K9 ‘Diesel’ was on the ground at the Carlton Reserve on Thursday, trying to sniff out the location of Brian Laundrie. NORTH PORT, Fla. – The K9 unit at Pasco …

Bow-and-arrow killings in Norway seen as an ‘act of terror’ – Associated Press

KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway’s capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where …

Trump must give videotaped deposition in protest lawsuit, judge orders – ABC News

The protest followed Trump’s calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists. October 14, 2021, 3:52 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Former President Donald Trump must sit for a videotaped deposition next week as part …

Biden’s expansion to the child tax credit pulling kids from poverty. Democrats just have to pass it. – NBC News

More than a year after the pandemic took his job working in a Maryland warehouse outside Washington and put his family’s plans to buy a home on hold, things are looking up for Warren Copeland. He found another job working …

House progressives lay out priorities for spending negotiations | TheHill – The Hill

House progressives are laying out their priorities in negotiations over Democrats’ massive social-spending package, as lawmakers seek to trim its size to get more moderates on board. “We have been told that we can either adequately fund a small number …

California woman accused of hosting sex parties for minors had 12 in her home when she was arrested – Daily Mail

A mom-of-two who has been accused of hosting secret alcohol-fueled sex parties for her 15-year-old son and his friends while living in California had a dozen teenagers at her new home in Idaho when deputies arrived to arrest her.  Shannon O’Connor, …

Joe Rogan, who says he was almost vaccinated, tells others ‘get vaccinated and then get sick’ – USA TODAY

Podcast mogul Joe Rogan said he isn’t anti-vaccine and that he attempted to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Las Vegas several months ago but missed the appointment due to scheduling conflicts.  Rogan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, had …

Sinema trails potential primary challengers in progressive poll | TheHill – The Hill

Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaSinema fundraising in Europe as reconciliation talks ‘ongoing’: report Warren: Billionaires who ‘have enough money to shoot themselves into space’ will pay for reconciliation bill To Win 2022: Go big on reconciliation and invest in Latinx voters …

First Thing: Norway attack suspect ‘showed signs of radicalisation’ – The Guardian

Good morning. A Danish man suspected of a bow and arrow attack that killed five people and injured two others in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg is a Muslim convert who previously showed signs of radicalisation, police have said. The …

Man Is Charged in Bow-and-Arrow Attack in Norway That Killed 5 – The New York Times

A 37-year-old man was charged on Thursday in connection with a bow-and-arrow rampage in a small town in Norway that killed five people, and the police said they had been in contact with him in the past over concerns that …

LA city councilman and ex-USC dean indicted in federal corruption probe – New York Post

A Los Angeles City Council member and the former dean of the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work were indicted Wednesday in connection with a scheme in which the pol allegedly promised to steer lucrative contracts to the …

Joe Rogan Nearly Got Vaccinated, He Just Couldn’t Make His Appointment – Newsweek

Controversial podcast host Joe Rogan nearly got vaccinated a few months ago, but couldn’t make the appointment due to logistical challenges. Rogan told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta the story as proof he isn’t necessarily “anti-vaccine” during a …

‘The Five’ reacts to Pelosi scolding the media for not shilling Dems $3.5 trillion spending bill – Fox News

“The Five” reacted Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., scolding the media for not “selling” Democrats’ $3.5 trillion-Build Back Better plan during her press conference this week.  “Well I think you all could do a better job of selling …

Former California state lawmaker indicted on federal bribery charges – POLITICO

Mark Ridley-Thomas has been a longtime fixture in Los Angeles politics, serving on the Board of Supervisors from 2008 until he was elected to his city council seat last year. | Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo By ALEXANDER NIEVES 10/13/2021 09:55 PM …

As Budget Bill Hangs in Limbo, Kyrsten Sinema Heads to Europe – The New York Times

Ms. Sinema is one of the most closely watched Senate Democrats in the country as one of two centrists, along with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who have objected to the price of Mr. Biden’s budget package, which could …

Crashed semi driver rescued by Guadalupe police chief as Alisal Fire destroys vehicle | NewsChannel 3-12 – KEYT

GUADALUPE, Calif. — Guadalupe’s Police Chief helped save the life of semi-truck driver on Monday as the driver fled the Alisal Fire. Michael Cash is the Chief of Police for the Guadalupe area and was off duty when he was …

Is Trump’s power over Republicans starting to slip? – Yahoo News

A Trump rally, at this point, is a political movement distilled into its purest form Donald Trump’s recent visit to Iowa – a key state in the presidential nomination process – has fuelled speculation that he is preparing for a …

Teton County coroner clarifies comments in Gabby Petito case after autopsy announcement – WFLA

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Five People Were Killed In Bow-And-Arrow Attack In Norway – BuzzFeed News

Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB / AFP via Getty Images Police officers cordon off the scene where they are investigating in Kongsberg, Norway, after a man armed with bow killed several people on Oct. 13, 2021. A man shot and …

Jeffrey Clark, a Trump DOJ official, subpoenaed by House January 6 select committee – Fox News

Trump-era Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark has been subpoenaed to appear before the Jan. 6 select committee on Oct. 29. “We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved …

Violence surges in Pakistan’s tribal belt as Taliban, IS-K go on attack – BBC News

As the Afghan Taliban made rapid progress in Afghanistan and started gaining control of various provinces from July onwards, the TTP increased their activity. From July until September, the group carried out another 44 attacks, claiming 73 lives. Those killed …

Wildfire tracker: See the size of the Alisal Fire – NBC News

The Alisal Fire is growing quickly along Southern California’s coast. The blaze ignited Monday and, fueled by dry conditions and powerful winds, has grown to cover more than 20 square miles in just two days. The fire has already prompted …

Trump Says Republicans Won’t Vote in Midterms, 2024 Election if 2020 Fraud Isn’t ‘Solved’ – Newsweek

Former President Donald Trump believes Republicans will sit out the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election, of which he may be a contender, if the fraud he believes occurred during the 2020 election isn’t “solved.” Trump has been pushing …

Confessions of a pro-life Catholic Democrat in a divided nation

One year after the most divisive elections in at least 50 years, there is little evidence that distrust and animosity laid bare by that bitter contest—and its horrific aftermath on Jan. 6—are going anywhere. Americans remain divided over longstanding culture …

‘Ted Lasso’ officially has its own Judas character.

This review contains major spoilers. In the Season 2 finale of “Ted Lasso,” during the halftime of a momentous match that is not looking good for AFC Richmond, the titular Ted points toward the locker room and tells his assistant …

For Christians, to love is to open yourself up to suffering

A Reflection for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45 If someone you loved were in the emergency room, where would you be? Even if the answer is obvious—I would be there as well—ask …

Rosen, former acting AG under Trump, scheduled to appear before Jan. 6 committee – POLITICO

Jeff Rosen, who helmed the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s chaotic last weeks in office, is the second known former top DOJ official to have a scheduled interview with the panel. | Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP The acting …

Catholic sister who spent 2 years in prison for nuclear weapons protest dies at 91

ROSEMONT, Pa. (CNS) — Sister Megan Rice, whose yearslong crusade against nuclear weapons included serving two years behind bars for a felony, died Oct. 10 at the Rosemont residence of her religious order, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. …

Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber – NPR

J. Scott Applewhite/AP J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward reinstating the death sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber, though the court’s liberal justices were incredulous about the actions of the district court judge in the …

Judge blocks Baltimore from banning Church Militant rally featuring Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos

Baltimore city officials can’t ban a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting next month, a federal judge has ruled, saying the First Amendment right to free speech …

Gov. Whitmer releases statement on reopening of Michigan-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has released a statement on the reopening of the Michigan-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians. On Wednesday, the United States announced it will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the country, starting in early …

Pope Francis: Evangelization becomes dangerous when the church imposes one culture on a diverse world

Below is the text of Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience, delivered on Oct. 13, 2021. To receive these remarks and more in your inbox every week, sign up for America’s daily newsletter. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In our …

Southwest and American Airlines to ignore Texas Gov. Abbott’s vaccine mandate ban – The Washington Post

Abbott’s order, which will remain in effect until the Republican-dominated Texas legislature passes a law that formalizes it, means violators could be fined up to $1,000. The order says it is meant to protect Texans from “losing their livelihoods” if …

Pope Francis clears the way for the beatification of Pope John Paul I

Pope Francis today authorized the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints to promulgate the decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, thereby opening the door to his beatification. The date has yet to …

Latino Catholics are among the most vaccinated religious groups. Here’s why.

(RNS) — Throughout the different stages of the pandemic, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mecca—a largely Latino migrant town in Southern California’s Coachella Valley—distributed face masks and food, hosted COVID-19 tests and advocated for the vaccine as soon …

$100 oil is ‘quite possible,’ Russia’s Putin says – CNBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographical Society via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia April 14, 2021. Alexei Druzhinin | Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that oil …

Putin says Russia is not using gas as a weapon, claims U.S. added to energy crisis – CNBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow, Russia October 13, 2021. Sergei Ilnitsky | Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country is not using …

U.S. to lift land border restrictions for vaccinated travelers next month – CBS News

The U.S. government next month will lift pandemic-era travel limits along the Canadian and Mexican borders for travelers who are vaccinated against the coronavirus, allowing them to enter the U.S. for non-essential activities, like tourism and family visits, for the …

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in DOJ appeal to reinstate Tsarnaev death sentence – Fox News

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear oral arguments in the federal government’s appeal of the dismissal of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The Biden administration will attempt to persuade the Supreme Court to reinstate …

White House plan aims to help key West Coast ports stay open 24-7 to ease supply chain bottlenecks – CNBC

WASHINGTON — As supply chain bottlenecks around the world threaten to hobble the U.S. holiday shopping season, President Joe Biden will unveil a plan Wednesday to try to ease West Coast delays at the ports of Long Beach and Los …

Biden’s approval rating has fallen. Pollsters say there’s one way to bounce back. – NBC News

WASHINGTON — The honeymoon is over. And the fading Republican support was inevitable. But Democrats are alarmed by President Joe Biden‘s decline in job approval among groups central to his base — most notably Black voters, Hispanics and women. Despite …

Father of Virginia student allegedly assaulted by biological male in restroom: ‘I won’t stay quiet anymore’ – Fox News

The father of a female Virginia student allegedly sexually assaulted by a biological male wearing a skirt spoke out to “The Ingraham Angle” on Tuesday after months of self-described “silence” since he was pulled out of a June 22 school …

US to open land borders with Canada, Mexico to vaccinated foreign tourists in ‘early November’ – USA TODAY

Starting next month, the United States will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to cross its land borders for non-essential purposes such as tourism or visiting friends and family. The change would allow foreign tourists to enter the U.S. through land or ferry …

Alisal Fire in California shuts down Highway 101, prompts evacuations in Santa Barbara County – ABC News

The Alisal Fire exploded to about 6,000 acres in less than 24 hours. October 13, 2021, 3:58 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Wildfires wreaking havoc in several West Coast regions are expected to …

House passes bill to raise US debt ceiling through early December – The Guardian

The US House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate-passed bill temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to $28.9tn, putting off the risk of default at least until early December. Democrats, who narrowly control the House, maintained …

Marine who blasted military leaders over Afghanistan withdrawal expected to plead guilty – Yahoo News

A Marine officer who posted a video criticizing military leaders over the chaotic pullout of U.S. forces from Afghanistan will plead guilty to charges but will argue for favorable discharge, according to one of his lawyers. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller …

Kamala Harris denounces European explorers for ushering in ‘wave of devastation’ for Native Americans – Fox News

Vice President Kamala Harris denigrated the European explorers who discovered the Americas during a Tuesday speech at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention. “Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European …

3 USPS workers, including suspect, dead after shooting at Memphis facility – ABC News

The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon at a USPS carrier annex. October 13, 2021, 12:25 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Two U.S. Postal Service employees are dead after a shooting at a Memphis postal …

Pelosi enters pivotal stretch on Biden agenda | TheHill – The Hill

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse votes to raise debt ceiling On The Money — House kicks debt ceiling standoff to December Overnight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — Progressives: Medicare benefit expansions ‘not negotiable’ MORE …

American and Southwest Airlines reject the Texas order banning vaccine mandates. – The New York Times

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, citing federal requirements, said on Tuesday that they would not comply with an order from the governor of Texas barring private employers from mandating coronavirus vaccines in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott, a strong opponent …

Texas businesses face conflicting COVID-19 vaccine rules from state, feds – The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Companies doing business in Texas now face new and complicated challenges after Gov. Greg Abbott this week banned COVID-19 vaccine …

Love him or hate him, Jonathan Franzen sparks conversation

You’ve seen it on the subway or the bus, tucked under an arm or ostentatiously on display; you’ve seen it in the airport, piled up in a ziggurat in front of a thousand bookstores that only sell three books; you …

Three Jesuit Volunteers reminded me why staying Catholic is worth it—despite the headlines

As a summer intern for America Media, plenty of unflattering news about the Catholic Church passed across my desk. Bishops quarreled over eucharistic coherence; the bodies of hundreds of Indigenous children were uncovered at the sites of Catholic residential schools …

The Navy recovers the remains of 5 sailors off the coast of San Diego – NPR

The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. An MH-60S helicopter, similar the one pictured, and …

Michigan Trump supporters to launch ballot drive for ‘forensic audit’ of November election – Detroit Free Press

LANSING – Backers of former President Donald Trump will launch a ballot drive to require a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 presidential election, a rally in Lansing was told Tuesday.  Jon Rocha, of Portage, a Republican who is running against U.S. …

A ‘very disappointed’ Pelosi and a ‘frustrated’ Biden confront the realities of a less ambitious domestic agenda – Yahoo News

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have been speaking for the majority of Democrats in Washington when she said on Tuesday that she was “very disappointed” that President Biden’s domestic agenda will have to be pared down because of …

Archbishop Roche: Vatican II’s reform of the Mass is ‘irreversible’

In his first public lecture as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Arthur Roche left no doubt as to the direction the congregation will take under his leadership. He did so by …

Blessed Carlo Acutis, millennial tech-lover on the path to sainthood, attracts thousands of pilgrims to tomb in Assisi

ROME (CNS) — Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for …

Pelosi says proposal to take debt ceiling authority away from Congress ‘has merit’ | TheHill – The Hill

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council on Mental Wellbeing — Merck asks FDA to authorize five-day COVID-19 treatment On The Money — Democrats set up chaotic end-of-year stretch One-quarter of critical infrastructure at risk …

101 Fwy closed north of Santa Barbara as Alisal Fire grows to 6,000 acres, forces evacuations – KTLA Los Angeles

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Bishop Braxton: The Catholic Church ‘was largely on the wrong side of history’ on racism

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The racial divide in American society and within the Catholic Church is one that needs to be bridged so that healing and progress can take place, said retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois. “My hope …

Gabby Petito autopsy results expected shortly from Teton county coroner – The Guardian

Authorities in Wyoming planned to announce on Tuesday how they believe Gabby Petito was killed. The Teton county coroner, Brent Blue, was scheduled to announce the findings of Petito’s autopsy at an early afternoon news conference. The body of Petito, …

Pelosi says members telling her to do ‘fewer things well’ in spending bill – The Hill

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council on Mental Wellbeing — Merck asks FDA to authorize five-day COVID-19 treatment On The Money — Democrats set up chaotic end-of-year stretch One-quarter of critical infrastructure at risk …

San Diego newlyweds lose home they just finished remodeling in plane crash – Fox News

A newlywed couple had just finished remodeling their Southern California home when it was engulfed in flames after a plane crashed into their San Diego neighborhood and killed at least two people, according to a local report. The couple, identified …

Alisal wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., sparks evacuations, Highway 101 partial closure – The Washington Post

Brush, grass and dense chaparral were largely fueling the fire pushed south by strong northwest winds, creating plumes of dense smoke visible throughout southern Santa Barbara County. As many as 100 structures, including ranches and homes, are threatened, per InciWeb, …

Gabby Petito autopsy: Coroner to hold news conference on Tuesday – WESH 2 Orlando

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss Gabby Petito’s autopsy, according to a press release.The press conference will be held via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. WESH will stream it live in the video …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses – The Washington Post

Violators will face a fine up to $1,000, according to the order, which will remain in effect until the Republican-dominated Texas legislature passes a law that formalizes it, Abbott said. The ban covers any person who objects to vaccination “for …

Horrifying video captures California plane crash that killed doctor, UPS driver – New York Post

Harrowing video captured the moment a small plane crashed into a neighborhood near a California high school, killing a cardiologist who was piloting the doomed aircraft and a UPS driver on the ground. The twin-engine Cessna 340 is seen in …

What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized – The Guardian

The land on which 10% of the world’s population lives could be lost to sea level rise if carbon emission trends continue, new maps and visualizations show. Fifty major cities, mostly in Asia, and at least one large nation on …

Missing Kim Jong Un Not Unwell, Designing NK Logos Instead: Report – Business Insider

The North Korean leader mysteriously vanished from the public eye several times in 2021. NK News found the dates matched up with times Kim was judging designs for national projects. Experts have speculated that Kim, who appeared to have lost …

Dems sweat size of Biden agenda with crucial midterms looming – POLITICO

Meanwhile, GOP attack ads are blanketing swing districts from Iowa to Florida to Pennsylvania, calling the bill a “socialist” spending plan that gives tax breaks to Democrats’ “rich friends.” Vulnerable Democrats in New Jersey have faced a barrage of ads …

Covid: UK start to pandemic worst public health failure ever, MPs say – BBC News

Asked who was accountable for mistakes made, Greg Clark, the chair of the science and technology committee, said that in any democracy, politicians were accountable, but stressed everyone, from the prime minister down, was trying to do the best they …

Wildfire closes major California highway, prompts evacuations – NBC News

A major thoroughfare was closed and mandatory evacuations were ordered on California’s Central Coast on Monday as powerful winds swept across the state, fueling new fires in the state’s parched wildlands. U.S. Highway 101, which stretches from California through Washington …

Newt Gingrich: Big government socialism is a crisis of the American system – Fox News

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told “Hannity” Monday the “disasters” in Democratic states are going to get worse, while the “crisis of the American system” is whether “big government socialism” can be eliminated over the next few years.  …

Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach after reports of derogatory language in emails – NPR

Jon Gruden resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night following reports he had sent derogatory and offensive emails. Gruden is seen here on the sidelines against the Chicago Bears on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev. Ethan …

Abbott bans private companies from mandating COVID-19 vaccines – Business Insider

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning entities from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. Abbott’s order would also apply to private businesses.  Abbott is calling on the state legislature to pass a similar law.  Loading Something is loading. In an …

Alisal fire near Santa Barbara shuts down 101 Freeway – Los Angeles Times

A growing brush fire near Santa Barbara is prompting evacuations as gusty conditions drive flames through rough terrain that hasn’t burned in decades. The Alisal fire broke out Monday and quickly grew to at least 50 to 100 acres, according …

The Greatest Teacher

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Gabby Petito autopsy: Wyoming coroner to give update Tuesday – Fox News

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Teton County, Wyoming, coroner Brent Blue on Tuesday will hold a virtual press conference regarding the final autopsy report for deceased Gabby Petito, officials said Monday. The FBI on Sept. 19 discovered Petito’s remains at a …

Teton County Coroner to hold press conference on Gabby Petito autopsy on Tuesday – WFLA

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Indigenous activists march in Washington to demand action on climate crisis – live – The Guardian

Sharice Davids is speaking about the most pressing issues facing Indigenous people now, including Covid-19 impacts and health care. “It is a good day to be Indigenous,” she said, referencing the first time a US president has recognized Indigenous Peoples’ …

Facebook whistleblower to brief Facebook Oversight Board, U.K. parliament – Axios

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said Monday she will meet with the social media company’s Oversight Board sometime in the coming weeks. The Oversight Board said in a statement it wants to “gather information that can help push for greater transparency …

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich rips Columbus Day celebrations, likens it to honoring Hitler – Fox News

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ripped a Texas school district for observing Columbus Day. Popovich used part of his pregame press conference on Friday to take a shot at the Alamo Heights Independent School District in Alamo Heights, Texas, …

At least 85 percent of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows – The Washington Post

In a letter released Monday, some 450 organizations representing 45 million health-care workers called attention to the way rising temperatures have increased the risk of many health issues, including breathing problems, mental illness and insect-borne diseases. One of the papers …

PG&E’s preemptive wildfire-prevention power shutdowns impact thousands in California – ABC News

The preventative shutdowns come as the PG&E faces new legal woes. October 11, 2021, 6:26 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Pacific Gas & Electric warned tens of thousands of customers in California that …

How Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen broke through with data – The Washington Post

Haugen, a veteran of Silicon Valley giants including Pinterest, Google and Yelp, told her friend Leslie Fine, an entrepreneur and start-up adviser, that in her two years of working as a product manager at Facebook, she’d observed a troubling pattern …

Strange Quiet Arrives in Afghanistan After Decades of War – The Wall Street Journal

SANGIN, Afghanistan—Eighteen years after his bakery was destroyed in an American airstrike, 76-year-old Mohammad Nabi, assisted by six younger men, wrestled a brand-new clay oven off the back of a pickup truck. They placed it gingerly on the ground, amid …

Facebook says it will add new safety features, notably for teens on Instagram, after bombshell whistleblower leak – CNBC

CEO and co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg poses next to Facebook head of global policy communications and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (L) prior to a meeting with French President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May …

Remains found in California desert may belong to missing 30-year-old – ABC News

Lauren Cho, a 30-year-old from New Jersey, has been missing since June. October 11, 2021, 1:44 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Remains found in a Southern California desert this weekend may belong to …

North Korea’s Kim struts red carpet in dress sandals and a suit – Yahoo News

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – Kim Jong Un caught the eye of international observers during a speech marking the North Korean ruling party’s founding on Sunday – but for his choice of footwear, rather than anything in his routine …

Southern California beach set to reopen after oil spill – Fox News

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that had been closed since an undersea pipeline leaked crude into ocean waters last week is set to reopen Monday, officials announced Sunday night. City and state beaches in Huntington Beach …

Powerful Plains storm may spark isolated tornadoes, severe storms across Michigan and Great Lakes – MLive.com

A tightly cranked up storm system in the Plains tonight with move across the Great Lakes region Monday night and Tuesday. Even though the timing moving through Michigan leans toward escaping major severe weather, NOAA’s severe weather experts still think …

‘The president’s decline is alarming’: Biden trapped in coronavirus malaise – POLITICO

“There is a malaise,” said Sarah Longwell, a moderate Republican strategist who became a vocal supporter of Biden in 2020, and led the focus group of Democratic voters. “People don’t feel like their lives have been improved. They did sort …

Trump tightens Jan. 6 vise for GOP: The Note – ABC News

The TAKE with Rick Klein It was a point of pride and an applause line for former President Donald Trump over the weekend: “I never conceded,” he said, drawing one of the many huge ovations he got in his return …

As Biden’s vaccinate-or-test mandate approaches, questions arise over enforcement – NBC News

President Joe Biden says his sweeping Covid-19 vaccination and testing mandate will boost the economy and save lives, but as businesses prepare for the new requirement, they’re wondering not only what will be in the regulation, but how it will …

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as explained by Native Americans – NPR

Protesters marched in an Indigenous Peoples Day rally in Boston on Oct. 10, 2020, as part of a demonstration to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Boston made that change last week. Erin Clark/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide …

US to give humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Taliban say – The Guardian

The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, but refused to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban said on Sunday. The statement came …

3 Men Arrested After ‘Hellish’ Mass Shooting At St. Paul Bar Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured – CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman is dead, 14 people are injured and three men are in custody after a mass shooting early Sunday morning near downtown St. Paul. Dozens of gunshots erupted just after midnight at the Seventh Street Truck …

2 powerful earthquakes hit Hawaii, rattling residents; no tsunami threat – USA TODAY

Two strong earthquakes struck south of Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.1, shook the island around noon, landing about 17 miles south of the southern tip of the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. …

Anthony Fauci says kids can enjoy outdoor Halloween celebrations – The Washington Post

About 95,000 new coronavirus cases are being reported in the United States daily, Fauci said Sunday — a precipitous drop from Jan. 8, the peak daily average of 259,616 reported cases. The “good news,” he said, is that hospitalizations have …

At the King’s Table

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Democrats set up chaotic end-of-year stretch | TheHill – The Hill

Democrats are facing a daunting stretch as the party struggles to get beyond internal battles to win approval of President BidenJoe BidenBiden remembers Gen. Odierno: ‘Part of some of our most poignant memories’ Building back better by investing in workers …

St. Paul Mass Shooting: Woman Killed, Marquisha Wiley, Remembered As ‘Bright, Joyful And Supportive’ – CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The young woman killed in the mass shooting early Sunday morning at a St. Paul bar is being remembered as “bright, joyful and supportive.” MORE: ‘Horrific’: Minnesota Officials React To Mass Shooting At St. Paul Bar A …

Taliban say US will provide aid, but not recognition, after Doha talks | TheHill – The Hill

The Taliban announced Sunday following talks in Qatar that the United States would not be formally recognizing the Taliban but would be providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, The Associated Press reported. The Doha talks were the first face-to-face meetings between senior …

The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan – NPR

A member of the Taliban, left, talks to Afghans gathering outside a government passport office recently re-opened in Kabul, on Oct. 6, 2021. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP A member of the Taliban, left, talks to Afghans …

Navy engineer, wife accused of trying to sell nuclear submarine secrets – New York Post

This is nuts! A turncoat Navy engineer was bagged by the feds for trying to pass along US nuclear secrets — inside half a peanut-butter sandwich, court documents allege. The 42-year-old Maryland suspect found himself in a jam when it …

Tornado, severe weather outbreak possible in Oklahoma on Sunday – The Washington Post

Those initial storms could be supercells or rotating thunderstorms, especially southwest of Oklahoma City, including along the H.E. Bailey Turnpike; cities like Chickasaw and Lawton ought to pay close attention. Any supercell will be capable of destructive hail at roughly …

House Capitol attack panel ready to urge prosecution of Trump aides, says Schiff – The Guardian

The House select committee investigating the deadly assault on the US Capitol on 6 January is prepared to urge federal prosecution of former aides to Donald Trump who refuse to comply with subpoenas, a key panel member said. Former White …

Kamala Harris mocked over science video for kids – Fox News

Vice President Kamala Harris is getting roasted on social media after appearing in a NASA video for kids while the Biden administration’s approval ratings continue on a downward spiral.  Harris, who serves as chair of the National Space Council, talked …

Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says – ABC News

New book details Trump’s efforts to steal the election. October 10, 2021, 3:33 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article While the Capitol was under attack on Jan. 6, former President Donald Trump remained out …

Rep. Schiff reveals impeachment regrets, tensions on Capitol Hill after insurrection – NPR

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the House select committee hearing in July on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption toggle caption Jim Lo Scalzo/AP Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the …

Pope Francis: Synod calls us to become experts in the art of encounter

Below is the text from Pope Francis’ homily during the Mass opening the synod path, delivered Oct. 10, 2021 at St. Peter’s Basilica. ​​To receive these remarks and more in your inbox every week, sign up for America’s daily newsletter. …

BREAKING NEWS: More Than A Dozen Shot, One Dead After Shootout In St. Paul Bar – CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One person has died and more than a dozen others are hurt after a shootout inside a bar on the 200 block of West Seventh Street in St. Paul. The shooting started just after midnight early Sunday …

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen responds to Xi Jinping’s vow of peaceful reunification with China – The Washington Post

The 1911 Revolution led to the establishment of a Chinese nationalist government known as the Republic of China. After World War II, the Chinese Communist Party defeated ROC forces, which retreated to Taiwan and took over the island, whose official …