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6:45 PM ET, September 17, 2021

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NBC News:
Carmine's hostess attacked after asking diners for proof of vaccination  —  Three people were arrested for allegedly assaulting a New York City restaurant hostess on Thursday after she asked a group of diners visiting from Texas to show proof they had been vaccinated before seating them.
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Adam Harding / NBC New York:
Carmine's Hostess Attacked After Asking Tourists for Vaccination Proof to Dine Inside  —  The 22-year-old hostess asked the group to show proof of getting the COVID vaccine in order to dine inside, part of NYC's executive order that went into effect this week
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
France recalls its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia to protest Biden's submarine deal.  —  France announced on Friday that it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in protest of President Biden's announcement of an agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines …
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Jack Beyrer / Washington Free Beacon:
Chinese Fighter Jets Fly Over Taiwan After US Submarine Deal  —  China dispatched 10 military planes to Taiwanese airspace one day after the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom declared a groundbreaking agreement to counter Beijing's influence by building nuclear submarines.
Discussion: Daily Mail, National Review and Reuters
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CNBC:
FDA panel recommends Pfizer's Covid booster doses for people 65 and older after rejecting third shots for general population  —  FDA panel votes not to recommend booster shots at this time  —  An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a proposal …
Lauren Gardner / Politico:
FDA panel votes against broad rollout of Pfizer booster shot, endorses narrower use
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A Texas Republican's vile rant shows ‘great replacement’ is becoming GOP dogma  —  It is becoming a trend: More and more Republicans have been signing on to “great replacement theory.”  Because this worldview posits various versions of a nefarious liberal scheme to replace Native Americans …
Discussion: alicublog and The Daily Beast
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Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Biden admin to step up deportation of Haitians to address migrant surge, documents say
Celine Castronuovo / The Hill:
More than 10,000 migrants await processing under bridge in Texas
New York Times:
Thousands of Migrants Huddle in Squalid Conditions Under Texas Bridge
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job  —  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job.
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Sonam Sheth / Insider:
Gen. Mark Milley was ‘one of the happiest people’ at Biden's inauguration because it meant Trump was out of office, book says
Discussion: Conservative Brief and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg's Bid to Get America Vaccinated  —  Company documents show antivaccine activists undermined the CEO's ambition to support the rollout by flooding the site and using Facebook's own tools to sow doubt about the Covid-19 vaccine
Washington Post:
U.S. military admits ‘horrible mistake’ in Kabul drone strike that killed 10 Afghans  —  A U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, was launched after numerous miscalculations led commanders to believe an aid worker was hauling explosives in a car …
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Judges strike down North Carolina voter ID law, citing its ‘discriminatory purpose’ against African Americans  —  A panel of North Carolina judges on Friday struck down the state's law requiring voters to present photo identification before casting ballots, saying that the measure …
Discussion: CNBC and The Daily Caller
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Washington Post:
McAuliffe, Youngkin locked in tight race for Virginia governor, Post-Schar School poll finds  —  RICHMOND — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are locked in a tight race for Virginia governor, with McAuliffe standing at 50 percent to 47 percent for Youngkin among likely voters in a Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Laura Loomer, Who Once Said ‘Bad Fajitas’ Were Worse Than COVID, Says She's Tested Positive  —  The far-right activist said in a Gettr post that she's experiencing severe coronavirus symptoms.  —  The far-right, anti-Muslim, anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer says she's tested positive …
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Very much on the record: The weird Politico-Rubin feud  —  Is Politico an “obviously misogynistic” and anti-Semitic publication?  Or did the Washington Post's resident “conservative” blogger fail to understand basic journalistic practices?  After deciding to dig into how Jennifer Rubin became …
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Mariecar Mendoza / Datebook:
Maskless S.F. Mayor London Breed got down with legendary Bay Area musicians at indoor jazz club  —  Music fans at San Francisco's Black Cat nightclub in the Tenderloin, many of them maskless — including Mayor London Breed — were treated to a surprise reunion by one of the Bay Area's most popular R&B acts on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
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Kate Larsen / ABC7:
Maskless Mayor London Breed caught breaking SF health order at Tenderloin club
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
The Indianapolis Star showed Simone Biles the ‘magnitude’ of gymnastics abuse.  How it got the story.  —  Local newspapers may be struggling, but they are still publishing journalism that makes a difference  —  As Simone Biles delivered stirring testimony before a Senate committee …
Albany Times Union:
How low, Ms. Stefanik?  —  Back in 2017, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Va., carrying torches and chanting, “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.”  Decent Americans recoiled at the undeniable echo of Nazi Germany.  —  That rhetoric has been resonating ever since …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Partlow / Washington Post:
Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to D.C., reversing Trump decision  —  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday announced the move and said current headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., would become a “Western headquarters” for the agency  —  The Interior Department will summon …
Hassan Kanu / Reuters:
Florida governor conflated ‘black joy’ with protest, judge says  —  A federal judge on Thursday blocked part of a sweeping anti-protest bill enacted by Florida Republicans and Governor Ron DeSantis, writing that officials' reaction to peaceful protests in the summer of 2020 is akin …
Discussion: TheGrio, Reason and POLITICUSUSA
New York Times:
Google and Apple Remove App Aimed at Spurring Protest Voting in Russia  —  The app, from the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, vanished from online stores as polls opened in the parliamentary election it was designed to sway.  —  MOSCOW — An app designed by Russian activists …
The Guardian:
Overturning Roe v Wade will promote abstinence, says architect of Texas abortion ban  —  Jonathan Mitchell writes in supreme court brief that ‘women can “control their reproductive lives” without access to abortion’  —  The legal architect of the Texas abortion ban has argued in a supreme court brief …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Anti-Trump Lincoln Project tackles Texas Gov. Greg Abbott with college football ad buy  —  National television ad titled “Abbott's wall” will run during the University of Texas Longhorns/Rice University Owls football clash.  —  Members of the Lincoln Project, a group of current …
Discussion: Raw Story
Noah Garfinkel / Axios:
Jan. 6 panel hires former Bush administration official as top legal adviser  —  The House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has hired John F. Wood, a former U.S. attorney and a member of the George W. Bush administration, as its top legal adviser.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Washington Post:
Capitol Police chief dropped request for armed National Guard members to be on standby for Saturday's rally after Pentagon discussions  —  The U.S. Capitol Police chief formally asked for 100 armed National Guard members to be on standby for a rally this Saturday at the Capitol in case it turns violent …
BuzzFeed News:
Beyond Britney: Abuse, Exploitation, And Death Inside America's Guardianship Industry  —  For people under guardianship, the system can be dehumanizing, dangerous, and even deadly.  For the professionals — who can control hundreds of people at a time — it can be very profitable.
 
 
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CNN:
Montana GOP congressman blasts Biden effort to resettle Afghan refugees in his state
Discussion: KTVQ-TV
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
AOC: A closet capitalist
Discussion: HotAir and Twitchy
Rebecca Panovka ▪ / Dissent:
Talking in Circles  —  Ten years on, Occupy's demands have shaken off their aura of eccentricity.
Mimi Lau / South China Morning Post:
Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and Gizmodo
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William Booth / Washington Post:
As climate pledges fall short, U.N. predicts globe could warm by worrying 2.7 degrees Celsius
Discussion: Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Alone in death … MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Twenty miles outside Phoenix in a desolate cemetery …
Daniel Bice / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Bice: Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes filed no income tax returns and was on BadgerCare during the 2018 campaign
Grace Emily Stark / The Federalist:
MY HUSBAND'S A VACCINATED DOCTOR. HERE'S WHY I'M NOT GETTING A COVID SHOT
Discussion: Progress Pond
William Saletan / Slate:
Even Republicans Don't Believe Their Arguments Against Biden's Vaccine Mandate