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Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
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A billionaire who supported Trump in 2020 says he talks to Joe Manchin every week and urges him to 'stay tough'

Nelson Peltz. David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC that he phones Sen. Joe Manchin weekly. Peltz says he offers Manchin encouragement as the senator seeks to whittle down Biden's climate and social bill. Progressives say Manchin is in the pocket of big money donors, a claim he denies. Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC that he speaks to Sen. Joe Manchin weekly and offers him encouragement as the Democra...
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A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer as Colin Powell blamed unvaccinated people for risking their lives: 'Somebody is killing us'

Colin Powell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had cancer before he died of COVID-19 complications. A healthcare CEO with the same cancer blamed unvaccinated people: "Somebody is killing us." Powell was fully vaccinated, his family said. But the cancer and treatment likely made him more vulnerable. A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer that Colin Powell had before his death blamed unvaccinated people for risking vulnerable people's lives.Dr. Marc Harr...
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The judge hearing Trump's lawsuit to block January 6 subpoenas once called Capitol rioters a 'violent mob' trying to overthrow the government

A scene from the Capitol riot. Brent Stirton/Getty Trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of White House documents about the Capitol riot. Judge Tanya Chutkan was randomly assigned to hear the lawsuit, Reuters reported. Chutkan has previously handed down harsh sentences to Capitol-riot defendants. A federal judge assigned to former President Donald Trump's lawsuit filed to stop the release of records to the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has previously critic...
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The judge hearing Trump's lawsuit to block Jan. 6 subpoenas once called Capitol rioters a 'violent mob' trying to overthrow the government

A scene from the Capitol riot. Brent Stirton/Getty Trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of White House documents about the Capitol riot. Judge Tanya Chutkan was randomly assigned to hear the lawsuit, Reuters reported. Chutkan has previously handed down harsh sentences to Capitol riot defendants. A federal judge assigned to former President Donald Trump's lawsuit filed to stop the release of records to House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has previously slammed th...
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The Trump administration tried to send 250,000 troops to secure the US border with Mexico, but the Pentagon shut it down, report says

President Donald Trump seen at the Mexico border in San Luis, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Trump aide Stephen Miller wanted US troops to guard the entire Mexico border, the NYT said. The DHS and DOD discussed sending 250,000 troops to the border in spring 2020, the Times said. However, the idea was axed after Defense secretary Mark Esper found out, it was reported. The Trump administration discussed sending 250,000 US troops to secure the Mexico border...
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A cancer survivor carried the coronavirus for almost a year in the world's longest-ever active COVID-19 case

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Miami. Not related to this story. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky A 47-year-old woman carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days, a new case study found. She was immunocompromised following a blood cancer treatment three years prior, per the study. This is the longest ever documented active case of COVID-19, the study authors said. A cancer survivor was found to have carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days in the longest ever documented case of ...
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The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops with money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
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The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
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Brazilian lawmakers abruptly withdrew a plan to charge Bolsonaro with mass homicide and genocide over COVID-19 deaths

President Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he delivers a speech in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 01, 2021. MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP via Getty Images Brazil is probing whether Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for 300,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country. A Senate inquiry was reportedly ready to recommend that he be charged with homicide and genocide, the NYT said Tuesday. The Senate scrapped the recommendations soon after the news was leaked, CNN Brasil said. Lawmakers in Brazil have suddenly scrappe...
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Steve Bannon tried to get close to Jeffrey Epstein, thinking he was a spy, report says

A composite image of Jeffrey Epstein (left) and Steve Bannon (right). Davidoff Studios, Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Steve Bannon's associates discussed his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein with Rolling Stone. They speculated that Bannon likely believed Epstein had intelligence links. Rumors have long circulated that Epstein had connections with intelligence agencies. Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former chief strategist, tried to befriend Jeffrey Epstein because he likely believed ...
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Trump was slammed for cozying up to Putin, but Biden handed him a greater gift by waiving sanctions on a gas pipeline that could destabilize Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images A massive pipeline between Russia and Germany called Nord Stream 2 is ready to start pumping gas. The Trump administration vehemently opposed it, but Biden waived sanctions. There are fears that the pipeline could destabilize Europe. Critics say Biden should've done more to stop it. One year ago, the US was trying hard to kill an $11 billion project to build a gas pipeline that would run from Russ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Russia is still being ravaged by COVID-19, with 1,000 deaths a day and only 33% vaccinated

A man carries boxes in front of a screen showing President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 4. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky Russia is reporting record high death tolls from COVID-19 as the coronavirus rages. The country has only vaccinated about a third of its population. Many Russians are skeptical of the country's home-grown shots, hampering vaccine rollouts. Russia's COVID-19 death toll reached record highs this week, starkly illustrating how the nation has struggl...
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Colin Powell in his final interview accused Trump of attempting to 'overturn the government' by inciting January 6 riot

Colin Powell in the US Capitol at a memorial for former President George H.W. Bush in 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Colin Powell discussed the Capitol riot in an interview some 3 months before his death. He said of Donald Trump: "It was awful. He was going in there to overturn the government." Powell, a prominent Republican, had been a sharp critic of Trump. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell accused Donald Trump of trying to "overturn the government" in a stinging last interview b...
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Right-wing media are using Colin Powell's death to push their anti-vaccine agenda

Colin Powell. CBS News Right-wing media personalities are using Colin Powell's death to question COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Powell died Monday from COVID-19 complications. He was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer. Health officials are pushing back at the unfounded claims made by Fox News and Newsmax. Right-wing media personalities are using the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell to sow doubt over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.Several conservative media person...
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Trump tore into a GOP senator who said he wouldn't vote for him in 2024 and called for a senility test for US leaders

Donald Trump at a "Keep America Great" in Bossier City, Louisiana on November 14, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump in a statement blasted Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican. "He could not even be elected dog catcher today, the great people curse him," said Trump. Cassidy told Axios he wouldn't vote for Trump in 2024, and doubted he'd be the GOP's candidate. Former President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Bill Cassidy, after the Louisiana Republi...
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Colin Powell talked about his existing health struggles months before dying of COVID-19 complications: 'Don't feel sorry for me'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday. He was fully vaccinated, but had other health struggles that likely made him more vulnerable. He told Bob Woodward months before his death: "Don't feel sorry for me, for god's sakes." Colin Powell spoke about his existing health struggles with the journalist Bob Woodward months before he died of complications fro...
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China is preparing to pass a law that would punish parents if their children misbehave

Children at a primary school in Handan, China. Hao Qunying/Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images China has a draft "family education promotion law" that seeks to punish parents of unruly kids. Under the law, parents will be sent to attend training, or face a $156 fine or five days in detention. The National People's Congress Standing Committee is reviewing the law this week, Reuters reported. China's rubber-stamp legislature is preparing to vote in a law that would see parents p...
Tags: Politics, News, Parenting, China, Trends, Beijing, News UK, Reuters, National People s Congress Standing Committee, Getty Images China, Legislative Affairs Commission, National Radio and Television Administration, Zang Tiewei, Bill Bostock, InsiderAsia, Handan China


Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter hints that their divorce has been 'challenging'

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates. Elaine Thompson/AP Jennifer Gates told Vogue the past year has been "challenging," partially citing family changes. Her parents divorced in August, after 27 years of marriage. They said they could no longer "grow together," but would try to keep working on their foundation. Jennifer Gates, the daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, hinted that her parents' divorce has been "challenging" in a new interview with Vogue."It's been a challe...
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Christopher Steele said the infamous Trump pee tape 'probably exists' but Russia hasn't needed to release it yet

Former US President Donald Trump. James Devaney/GC Images Christopher Steele said an obscene video, described in a dossier he compiled, 'probably exists.' He speculated that it remains unseen, despite intense interest, because Russia had no need to show it. Steele said that Russia got "pretty good value" from the Trump presidency without blackmailing him. Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind a heavily disputed dossier on Donald Trump, said he believed an infamous "pee ...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, News UK, Moscow, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Trump, Melania Trump, Ritz Carlton, Steele, Christopher Steele, Thomas Colson


China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle

Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The Financial Times reported that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. The FT reported that US intelligence was caught off guard and surprised by China's ability. But China said on Monday that it was actually testing a space vehicle, and it happened in July. China denied a Financial Times report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this ...
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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says he's praying for Democrat gridlock on the stalled $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan

Sen. Ron Johnson on Fox News. YouTube/Fox News Johnson wants Democrats' disagreements over the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package to sink it. Progressive and moderate Dems differ on their ambitions for the plan, while Republicans oppose it. Johnson said: "I hope for Democrat gridlock." Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has said that he hopes Democrats' internal disagreements over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation package will cause the legislation to fail.Johnson...
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Toymakers are focusing on selling soft, squishy toys this holiday season because space in storage containers is so limited

A cargo ship. Associated Press Companies are dealing with the limited space in shipping containers and their increased costs. Toymakers are pivoting to selling small, squishy toys so they can fit more on board, CNN reported. They predict fewer big toys available in stores this year. The limited space on shipping containers and increased price of using them has led toymakers to focus on shipping soft, squishy toys this holiday season, CNN reported.Jay Foreman, the chief executive of toymake...
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Toymakers are focusing on selling soft, squishy toys this holiday season as space in storage containers is so limited

A cargo ship. Associated Press Companies are dealing with the limited space in shipping containers and their increased costs. Toymakers are pivoting to selling small, squishy toys so they can fit more on board, CNN reported. They predict fewer big toys available in stores this year. The limited space on shipping containers and increased price of using them has led toymakers to focus on shipping soft, squishy toys this holiday season, CNN reported.Jay Foreman, the chief executive of toymake...
Tags: Trends, Supply Chain, Cnn, News UK, Retail, Shipping Containers, Shipping Container, Eyal Levy, Cargo Ship, Jay Foreman, Basic Fun, Supply Chain Issues, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Yogibo, Rick Derr


A Chinese propaganda film about the defeat of the US Army is set to become the country's highest grossing film ever

A still from the trailer for the 2021 movie "The Battle at Lake Changjin." CCTV6/YouTube "The Battle at Lake Changjin" has made $769 million since releasing in China on September 30. In the state-funded movie, outgunned Chinese troops beat their US foes during a Korean War battle. China's box office is the biggest in the world, meaning this film is also the biggest in the world. A Chinese state-backed propaganda epic about the defeat of US troops is on track to become the country'...
Tags: Entertainment, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Beijing, News UK, James Bond, Chinese communist party, US Army, Global Times, Wu Jing, Maoyan, Bill Bostock, Military & Defense, InsiderAsia


An accused Capitol rioter threatened his children with violence if they reported him to the police, prosecutors say

Guy Reffitt pictured at the Capitol siege. FBI/Fox News video An accused Capitol rioter threatened his children so they would stay quiet, prosecutors said. His kids spoke to investigators even though he allegedly threatened them if they shared information. He told his wife that they would be traitors if his kids turned him in and "traitors get shot," court documents said. A man accused of taking part in the January 6 Capitol riot faces the charge of threatening to harm his children if they...
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3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station

Astronauts Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping wave during a ceremony ahead of the launch. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the space station China is building. They will stay for six months to help the set up of the station, as China is barred from the ISS. China expects to finish its space station by the end of 2022. Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at China's new space station for a six-month mission.They arrived on Saturday morning in...
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A Saudi dissident sued Twitter for a 2nd time, saying spies at the firm hacked his account and leaked his contacts' names to the kingdom

Ali al-Ahmed. AP Two Saudi nationals who worked at Twitter from 2013 to 2016 are accused of spying for the kingdom. They are accused of hacking the account of dissident Ali al-Ahmed and exposing his sources. Al-Ahmed sued Twitter for damages in California this week. He sued the firm in New York last year. A Saudi dissident in the US is suing Twitter for a second time, alleging that Saudi spies working at the tech firm hacked his account and exposed his sources to the kingdom.Ali al-Ahmed, ...
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A group of anti-Trump Republicans is campaigning for vulnerable Democrats in the 2022 midterms to stop the GOP from winning

Rep. Liz Cheney. J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Renew America Movement plans to campaign for Democrats and centrists in the midterms. The group said US democracy is at risk from a Republican Party still in Donald Trump's thrall. Renew America will campaign for 11 Democrats and nine GOP Trump critics including Rep. Liz Cheney. A group of anti-Trump Republicans said they will campaign for vulnerable Democrats and other centrists in a bid to prevent the Republican Party from seizing back co...
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Jen Psaki took a dig at Trump's role in the Capitol riot, saying Biden 'has no intention to lead an insurrection'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a press briefing. REUTERS/Leah Millis Psaki was asked whether Biden would regret releasing Trump-era documents about the Capitol riot. A reporter said Biden may find himself subject to the same treatment by future GOP administrations. She responded: "This president has no intention to lead an insurrection on our nation's Capitol." White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made a pointed reference to former President Donald Trump's role in the Ca...
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