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Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:32:17 EDT

WH Dodges Questions on Biden 'Weakness' Over Putin Summit

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dodged questions on whether President Joe Biden was projecting ''weakness'' by inviting Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a summer summit in Europe without setting conditions.Biden on Thursday called for a de-escalation in...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:01:37 EDT

AG Garland Reverses Trump-Era Policy on Consent Decrees in Police Probes

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday reversed a Trump-era policy limiting the number of consent decrees the Department of Justice can use in pushing for changes at police departments and other agencies in abuse and misconduct cases. Garland, in a memo to all U.S....


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:35:27 EDT

Four Members of Sikh Community Among Dead in Indianapolis FedEx Shooting

Four members of the Sikh religious community, three women and one man, were killed in a Thursday night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of eight workers, a community group and local leader said on Friday. "Out of eight, four are Sikh...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:40:33 EDT

Texas AG Paxton to Newsmax TV: New Border Laws Great, But Biden Not Enforcing

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton praised fellow Texan Rep. Chip Roy for introducing legislation to designate Mexican criminal cartels that smuggle illegal immigrants across the border as terrorist organizations, but told Newsmax TV on Friday that it really won't matter...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:26:53 EDT

Conservative House Republicans to Form 'America First' Caucus, Release Trump-Inspired Platform

Conservative House of Representatives Republicans plan to form an "America First" caucus to promote the policies of ex-President Donald Trump and said on Friday the group would soon release a policy platform. The platform promotes "a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:18:17 EDT

Rep. Bishop: Russia Bounty Story Proves Hypocrisy of Liberal Media, Biden

Democrats want to gain more control over tech companies because they want to clamp down on misinformation, but ''their'' media is really the disinformation, Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., said Friday during a discussion with Newsmax TV about U.S. intelligence officials...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:15:28 EDT

Federal Officials Reverse Limits on Fetal Tissue Research

Federal officials on Friday reversed Trump administration restrictions on using human fetal tissue for medical research.The changes clear the way for using government money on work that in the past has led to treatments for a variety of diseases, including...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:05:06 EDT

Corey Lewandowski to Newsmax TV: China Poses Bigger Threat Than Russia

Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski accused Democrats and allied liberals of being protective of China because they're becoming wealthy from their connections with the communist nation. Speaking to Newsmax TV's "The Chris Salcedo Show" on...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:27:33 EDT

Minneapolis Public Schools to Close On-Site Learning Ahead of Chauvin Verdict

Minneapolis Public Schools will shift to distance learning for the second half of next week in anticipation of a verdict in the George Floyd trial, Superintendent Ed Graff said in a statement posted to the school's website Friday. The move comes just as some students are...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:07:44 EDT

Breonna Taylor's Mother Rips 'Fraud' of BLM, Kentucky Dem

Tamika Palmer, the mother of the late Breonna Taylor accidentally slain in a shooting by police, is calling out the "fraud" Black Lives Matter Louisville and Kentucky Democrat state Rep. Attica Scott. "I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:45:24 EDT

Hunter Biden's Book Sells 10,638 Copies in First Week

Hunter Biden's new memoir, "Beautiful Things," moved a total of 10,638 copies in its first week. The president's son has been making the rounds on various media platforms, including CBS programming where Tracy Smith and Anthony Mason interviewed him. According to the...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:55:21 EDT

Dow, S&P 500 Again End at Records as Wall Street Rally Continues

Wall Street saw no reason to stop rallying as the U.S. economy pulls out of its downturn, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to their second consecutive record on Friday. At the close of US trading, the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 0.5 percent to end at...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:32:03 EDT

'Black Panther' Director Won't Boycott Georgia for Superhero Sequel

"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler said on Friday he would shoot the hit movie's sequel in Georgia as planned, despite his opposition to restrictions on voting rights in the state that have prompted calls by some for a boycott. Coogler said in a guest column for Hollywood...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:29:25 EDT

SpaceX Wins Bid for NASA Moon Lander

NASA awarded Elon Musk's SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to return astronauts to the moon in as few as three years, the U.S. space agency announced Friday. SpaceX beat Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Dynetics, a defense contractor based in Huntsville, Alabama.According to...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:06:12 EDT

Pew Poll: Biden Job Approval Hits 59 Percent

President Joe Biden holds a job approval rating of 59% in the latest poll from Pew Research Center released this week, with almost three quarters of Americans saying he's done a good or excellent job of handling the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.Biden's approval rating...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:53:39 EDT

Interior Head Haaland Revokes Trump-Era Orders on Energy

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions.The moves are part of a...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:46:52 EDT

Sen. Ron Johnson: Biden Not Up to Challenge of China, 'Our Biggest Threat'

President Joe Biden is being tested with both China and Russia, Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday, and while he hopes Biden's up to the challenge, the Wisconsin Republican said he has his doubts, particularly when it comes to the connections between the president's son and...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:05 EDT

Raul Castro Confirms He's Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba

Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:19:09 EDT

Police Search for Motive After Gunman Kills 8 at Indianapolis FedEx Site

Authorities said on Friday that it was still too early to know what motivated a gunman who killed eight employees at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and wounded several others before taking his own life.The incident - the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United...


Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:05:26 EDT

Facebook Panel's Trump Ruling Delayed as Comments Flood In

Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Friday it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld, because it needs more time to go through the deluge of public comments.