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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.
BBC:
Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row
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.
Discussion: Politico
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Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Catholic group using geo-data to target parishes in Virginia governor's race
Discussion: Townhall
The Guardian:
Overturning Roe v Wade will promote abstinence, says architect of Texas abortion ban
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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Lauren Gardner / Politico:
FDA panel votes against broad rollout of Pfizer booster shot, endorses narrower use
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.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
How not to lobby Brett Kavanaugh  —  The First Amendment protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances.”  So the crowd of 50 or so abortion rights activists who marched on Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's Chevy Chase home this week …
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 …
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Mimi Lau / South China Morning Post:
Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’  —  US secretary of state initially put the post up on September 16 but took it down and issued a more muted sentiment, drawing criticism and questions A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry's Hong Kong office …
John Williams / New York Times:
Bob Woodward Extends His Trump Chronicles With the Chaotic Transfer of Power … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.  —  The titles of Bob Woodward's three books about the Trump administration — “Fear,” “Rage” and now “Peril” — are appropriately blunt.
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Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki's Turn at the Lectern  —  President Biden's press secretary has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump administration.  She still may not answer your question, though.  —  WASHINGTON — Jen Psaki, President Biden's press secretary …
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 …
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Biden admin to step up deportation of Haitians to address migrant surge, documents say  —  WASHINGTON — As more than 10,000 mainly Haitian migrants shelter under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as part of a new surge of migration to that stretch of the U.S. border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement …
Discussion: NBC Los Angeles
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Michelle Hackman / Wall Street Journal:
Haitian Migrants Huddle Under Texas Bridge, Creating Humanitarian Crisis
Discussion: The Daily Signal, The Hill and Forbes
Brooke Leigh Howard / The Daily Beast:
Anti-Mask Florida Official Dies of COVID—and Takes GOP Software Secrets With Him  —  Surviving colleagues had to tell the FEC that Tampa's GOP committee might be late with its filing, while others turned Gregg Prentice's sudden death into a “murder” conspiracy.
Discussion: Daily Mail and YouTube
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 …
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
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
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 …
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
‘Death panels’ arrive — in COVID-stricken Republican Idaho  —  It may be recalled that one of the chief GOP arguments against the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was that it would institute bureaucratic “death panels” to determine, in the words of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whether someone was “worthy of healthcare.”
Washington Post:
Republican leaders remain silent as Trump casts perpetrators of Jan. 6 attack as political prisoners  —  The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and the falsehoods that inspired it continue to shape the Republican Party, with former president Donald Trump ramping up his defense of the rioters …
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Dozens Charged With Healthcare Fraud Estimated at $1.4 Billion  —  Allegations from Justice Department involve claims related to opioids, telemedicine practices and Covid-19  —  The Justice Department has brought criminal charges against nearly 140 people, including medical professionals …
Discussion: UPI, CNBC and CBS News
Tandra Smith / al.com:
Alabama Pickers, couple known for reselling and vaccine opposition, both dead of COVID  —  A married Alabama couple known for their reselling videos on YouTube under the name “Alabama Pickers” have both died of COVID.  —  Dusty and Tristan Graham lived in Huntsville, where they would often post videos …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
A Detroit community college professor is fighting Silicon Valley's surveillance machine.  People are listening.  —  Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit.  He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.  —  In Ring, a doorbell video camera that can send footage …
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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Emily Pyrek / La Crosse Tribune:
State COVID death rate over 10 times higher for the unvaccinated
House Republican Leader:
The Southern Border is a National Security Crisis; President Biden Must Deploy National Guard and VP Harris Must Brief the Republican Conference
Discussion: Breitbart
Rasmussen Reports:
Afghanistan: Leaving Americans Behind Is ‘Humiliation,’ Voters Agree
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
Noah Garfinkel / Axios:
Jan. 6 panel hires former Bush administration official as top legal adviser
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Emily Zanotti / The Daily Wire:
Americans Still Trapped At Mazar-i-Sharif Airport In Afghanistan, Taliban Not Cooperating: Biden State Department
Rebecca Panovka ▪ / Dissent:
Talking in Circles  —  Ten years on, Occupy's demands have shaken off their aura of eccentricity.
 Earlier Items: 
Hassan Kanu / Reuters:
Florida governor conflated ‘black joy’ with protest, judge says
Discussion: Reason, TheGrio and POLITICUSUSA
William Booth / Washington Post:
As climate pledges fall short, U.N. predicts globe could warm by worrying 2.7 degrees Celsius
Discussion: UPI and Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Alone in death … MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Twenty miles outside Phoenix in a desolate cemetery …
Albany Times Union:
How low, Ms. Stefanik?  —  Back in 2017, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Anti-Trump Lincoln Project tackles Texas Gov. Greg Abbott with college football ad buy
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Google and Apple Remove App Aimed at Spurring Protest Voting in Russia