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Washington Post:
Examining a ‘righteous’ strike  —  Expert analysis of deadly U.S. drone strike's aftermath in Kabul suggest no evidence of explosives in targeted vehicle  —  When a Hellfire missile was launched on Aug. 29 at a target in a Kabul neighborhood — a parked car suspected of containing explosives …
Washington Post:
Unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of covid-19, CDC report finds  —  Moderna vaccine is most effective, says another study, the largest to date in U.S. to assess real-world effectiveness … People who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were over 10 times …
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Vanessa Romo / NPR:
Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19, New Research Finds
Discussion: The Hill, Associated Press and VTDigger
Reuters:
U.S. could authorize Pfizer COVID-19 shot for kids age 5-11 in October -sources  —  Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of October, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ana Ceballos / Miami Herald:
By Ana Ceballos Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration won approval on Friday to reinstate a hold on a Leon County judge's ruling that said the state could not enforce a ban on strict mask mandates in schools, as the court battle continues.
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Melissa Alonso / CNN:
Florida appeals court rules in favor of DeSantis, reverses order to allow mask mandate ban in schools
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Matt Dixon / Politico:
The Second Amendment fight that could upend Florida's midterms
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times:
New poll finds Newsom could easily beat recall thanks to motivated Democrats  —  Momentum has turned strongly against the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom with just days to go before voting ends, a change that comes after a deluge of political ads and support from leading Democrats …
Mike Allen / Axios:
America's civil war of 2021  —  Top Republicans are calling for a public uprising to protest President Biden's broad vaccine mandates, eight months after more than 500 people stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn the election.  —  Why it matters: It has been decades since America …
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton:
Norton Denies Responsibility for Setting Zebras Free, Supports Freedom Generally  —  Norton says the charges are understandable, but for the first time offers an alibi.  The six zebras escaped from a D.C.-area farm early this week  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton …
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Houston Keene / Fox News:
DC congresswoman bizarrely denies letting zebras loose
Discussion: Twitchy
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Annie Vainshtein / San Francisco Chronicle:
BinaxNow vs. Ellume: Why one rapid COVID test seems to be sold out everywhere  —  At-home tests are hard to find in the Bay Area.  Here's what to look for, and where  —  Rapid at-home antigen tests have become convenient tools for people hoping to quickly determine whether their cold symptoms are COVID-19.
Wall Street Journal:
Journalism Schools Leave Graduates With Hefty Student Loans  —  Students take on debt for master's degrees in hope of news jobs even as opportunities diminish  —  News reporting has lost thousands of jobs over the past decade, with a further slide predicted.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Breyer's airbrushed portrayal of the judicial process  —  Could the timing of Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer's new book be any worse?  It's hard to imagine.  Breyer's latest — an earnest testament to the nonpartisanship and professionalism of his conservative colleagues …
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers.  —  More than three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook trumpeted a plan to share data with researchers about how people interacted with posts and links on the social network, so that the academics could study misinformation on the site.
KWTX-TV:
Affidavit: Texas man murdered woman, shot her husband, because they voted for Biden  —  Suspect claimed pro-choice advocates are members of ‘Jewish Satanist Party’ who sacrifice children  —  EL PASO, Texas (KWTX & CBS Newspath) - Police in West Texas this week arrested Joseph Angel Alvarez …
CNBC:
Rudy Giuliani associate Igor Fruman pleads guilty to soliciting foreign campaign contributions  — Igor Fruman, a former associate of embattled lawyer Rudy Giuliani, pleaded guilty to soliciting foreign campaign contributions in a New York federal court Friday.
Chris Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
The secret moves of the Cyber Ninjas moneyman  —  Once they finish finding voter fraud in the presidential election, and they will find it, the Cyber Ninjas should rappel down the Tomb of the Unknown Ballot Box and turn their considerable auditing skills to the real estate acquisitions of Patrick Byrne …
New York Times:
US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup  —  American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students were planning.  —  NAIROBI, Kenya — American Green Berets were training local forces …
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Natural Gas Excluded in Democrats' Budget Plan for Clean Energy  — House energy panel details plans for $3.5 trillion package  — Billions planned for electric cars, grid improvements, solar  —  Natural gas won't count as clean energy under a House Democratic plan that would eventually rid …
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
A convoy to the Kabul airport, hostile Taliban and the faint hope that the gates to escape would swing open … A month before the Taliban seized Kabul, a letter appeared on the doorstep of Sara Qaderi's home in the city.  The militants knew she was working for a U.S.-funded research program, the letter stated.
Ben Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
School Is Back and the Covid Rules Keep Changing: 'It's as Chaotic as You Can Get.'  —  Delta variant compels districts to rethink their strategies on everything from vaccines to lunch  —  In Dallas public schools, mandatory temperature checks are out, while mask requirements are in.
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Right-wing vaccine disinformation is killing people, and the propagandists are furious Biden is fighting back  —  President Joe Biden's Thursday announcement that federal regulators will seek to compel businesses with more than 100 employees to require their employees to either be vaccinated …
Allahpundit / HotAir:
DeSantis on Biden's new vaccine mandate: What about people with natural immunity?  —  He makes a fair point, one made by others over the past 24 hours.  Biden's idea of an accommodation for workers who don't want to get vaccinated is to let them get tested weekly instead.
Robert Towey / CNBC:
CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots  — Change Research surveyed 1,775 respondents for CNBC from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 about Americans' views on Covid vaccines, President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and other issues.
Discussion: CNN and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Matt London / Fox News:
Political experts weigh in ahead of Biden's address to nation on 9/11: ‘No one wants to be spun’  —  The president's plans to mark 20 years since the terrorist attacks have been met with some criticism  —  Biden slips to 39% approval just 8 months into his presidency
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Amanda Mull / The Atlantic:
Don't Believe the Salad Millionaire  —  You're smart enough to pick your own lunch, no matter what Sweetgreen's CEO says.  —  Jonathan Neman really seemed to think he was onto something.  Last week, in a lengthy, now-deleted post on LinkedIn, the CEO and co-founder of the upscale salad …
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
U.S. has flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security risks over the past two weeks, vetting reports show  —  The Department of Homeland Security flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security risks during the past two weeks as the government screened tens of thousands …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Agencies That Issued Mandates Before Biden's Push Show Some Early Success  —  The military and Department of Veterans Affairs see vaccination rates increase, as do some companies and states, but they have a long way to go.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden's new coronavirus vaccination mandates prompted …
 
 
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USA Today:
Parents want kids to learn about ongoing effects of slavery - but not critical race theory. They're the same thing.
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
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‘I Was Responsible for Those People’
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Federal mandate takes vaccine decision off employers' hands
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Britain will now see ‘permanent food shortages’ and it's ‘going to get worse’
 

 
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