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8:55 PM ET, September 24, 2022


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New York Times:
Why Iranians Are Protesting Once Again  —  Amid growing repression, a sickly economy and bleak prospects, the death of one young woman was all it took.  —  The 22-year-old woman emerged from the Tehran subway, her dark hair covered with a black head scarf and the lines of her body obscured …
Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities  —  Iranians fed up with oppressive rules and a battered economy have faced bullets, tear gas and arrests to demand an end to the Islamic Republic's rule.  —  Protests in Iran against the government spread to more than five dozen cities on Friday …
Andrew E. Kramer / Associated Press:
As Russia Holds Annexation Referendums, Ukraine Pushes to Reclaim Territory … Moscow has threatened to annex Ukrainian territory and defend it as Russian land.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine is dismissing Moscow's threats to annex territory and defend it as Russian land …
New York Times:
They Were Entitled to Free Care.  Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.  —  With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.  —  In 2018, senior executives at one of the country's largest nonprofit hospital chains, Providence, were frustrated.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Times:
How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits  —  Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital's patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.  —  RICHMOND, Va. — In late July …
Mary Ilyushina / Washington Post:
Anger flares as Russia mobilization hits minority regions and protesters  —  RIGA, Latvia — In just two days since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced mobilization to help his ailing war in Ukraine, thousands of men have been chased down by recruiters, in some cases rounded up in the middle …
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Zelensky offers guarantees for Russian soldiers who surrender  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday offered guaranteed protections to Russian soldiers who surrender amid the conflict between the countries after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was calling up 300,000 reservists to replenish Russian forces.
Ben Dreyfuss / Calm Down:
It's Somehow Been 6 Years Since I Cracked Up And Went To A Mental Institution  —  Time flies when you're heavily medicated!  —  On September 21st, 2016, I woke up in the Beth Israel psychiatric ward on a suicide hold.  I didn't immediately remember what had happened but I had some vague flashes.
Washington Post:
NFL owners' attitudes harden toward Commanders' Daniel Snyder  —  Sentiments among NFL team owners regarding Daniel Snyder's ownership of the Washington Commanders have shifted significantly, as they await the findings of both a congressional investigation and a league-commissioned probe …
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Even Russia's friends are getting upset over its war  —  NEW YORK — By the time Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly this week, he and his country had already lost much of the audience.  —  Throughout the annual gathering …
Powell Says Economy May Be Entering ‘New Normal’ After Pandemic  —  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy may be entering a “new normal” following disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic.  —  “We continue to deal with an exceptionally unusual set of disruptions,” …
Discussion: The Hill
Patrick Delaney / LifeSite:
FBI raids home of Catholic pro-life speaker, author with guns drawn as his terrified kids watch  —  ‘The kids were all just screaming.  It was all just very scary and traumatic,’ Ryan-Marie Houck described.  —  BUCKS COUNTY, Pennsylvania (LifeSiteNews) - A well-known pro-life author …
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Hillary Clinton likens Trump supporters to Nazis  —  First it was deplorables, now it's Nazis.  —  Hillary Clinton offered a sharp rebuke of former President Trump's most recent campaign event in Ohio, saying it reminded her of a Nazi rally.  —  “I remember as a young student, you know …
Washington Post:
Is the pandemic over?  Pre-covid activities Americans are (and are not) resuming.  —  Biden says the pandemic is over — and when it comes to casinos, concerts and cosmetic procedures, Americans seem to agree.  For theater, therapy and funerals though, not so much.
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Students Say They Were ‘Duped’ Into Attending Twisted Religious Event  —  They thought they were attending a college fair.  Then things took a dark turn as girls were allegedly separated and “advised to forgive men who rape and assault them.”  —  The East Baton Rouge school system in Louisiana …
Discussion: WBRZ and Michigan Advance
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling  —  Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections.
NBC News:
Puerto Ricans from town in ‘terrible destruction’ after Hurricane Fiona despair over town's initial exclusion from aid  —  SAN GERMÁN, Puerto Rico — Jorge Luis Rivera, his wife and two young daughters were trapped for two days inside their home after Hurricane Fiona battered their farm …
Discussion: NPR
Arelis R. Hernández / Washington Post:
Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico as a Category 1 storm. Flooding still wrought havoc.
Discussion: NPR and Florida Politics
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
‘Fat Leonard’ had life of leisure, relaxed security before escape, capture  —  The rules laid out in federal court were clear: Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian defense contractor who admitted bribing dozens of Navy officers as part of a $35 million fraud scheme, would remain …
Discussion: Daily Herald and New York Times
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump's attempts to delay Mar-a-Lago inquiry largely fail as legal woes mount  —  Justice department gains access to about 100 documents with classified markings that the FBI seized from the resort  —  Attempts by Donald Trump to delay the criminal investigation into his unlawful retention …
Giacomo Tognini / Forbes:
Exclusive: Bill Gates Reveals The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Aims To Run For 25 More Years  —  In a wide-ranging discussion at the 2022 Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, Gates spoke about his plans to give billions of dollars to the foundation in the coming years and how he's optimistic …
Discussion: Insider
New York Times:
How Paul LePage, Running to Lead Maine, Benefited From Florida Tax Breaks  —  Mr. LePage, a former governor who is seeking to reclaim the office, has along with his wife benefited from property tax breaks reserved for permanent Florida residents, public records show.
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
On multiple fronts, House GOP leaders trip over agenda rollout  —  Kevin McCarthy and his team had 15 months to prepare for the rollout of their “Commitment to America” blueprint.  It has not gone smoothly.  —  It was 15 months ago when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy …
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
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Matthew Fleischer / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Joshua Zitser / Insider:
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