Saturday, September 24

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Develops Strategy To Reform Election Laws In Light Of January 6 Attack.
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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Develops Strategy To Reform Election Laws In Light Of January 6 Attack.

Several bipartisan teams of senators reached a consensus that worked to prevent an illegitimate ratification procedure, which was the most significant reply to former White House chief Trump's campaign to overturn the results of the upcoming presidential race. The deal is the culmination of months of negotiation led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, along with an additional six Democrats and eight Republicans. The proposal unveiled Wednesday is split up into two bills. It will need 60 votes in the Senate to break any filibuster attempt, meaning that at least 10 Republicans would be needed to support any legislation. Announcement of the plan kicks off what is expected to be a challenging, months-long process to get the deal passed...
Associate White House Staffer Kate Hospitalized For Paul Whelan’s Sister After She Ripped The Biden Administration.
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Associate White House Staffer Kate Hospitalized For Paul Whelan’s Sister After She Ripped The Biden Administration.

Paul Whelan was given the opportunity to speak with White House staffers on Wednesday. The phone call was arranged by Elizabeth Whelan, the sister of Paul Whelan, after Whelan criticized the White House's handling of her case against her brother. Elizabeth Whelan's comments to CNN came after the White House released a readout of a phone call Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held with Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, the American basketball star who is also being held in Russia. Whelan said she was angry that her brother's case was not receiving the same level of attention from the White House. A National Security Council spokesman said Thursday that her concerns are being addressed through ongoing efforts. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national secur...
Deep Within The Eastern Forests Of Ukraine, This Group Of Volunteers Awaits The Russian Military Forces’ Advance.
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Deep Within The Eastern Forests Of Ukraine, This Group Of Volunteers Awaits The Russian Military Forces’ Advance.

For less than a fortnight, Maxym and his friends have been sleeping in earthen dugouts, eating food heated over campfires, and hearing the news of the Russians advancing in the vicinity of just one mile. "Of course they are going to come," he says. "They are far more numerous than we are." They are dug deep into this dense eastern Ukrainian forest, near Slovyansk, and are part of Ukraine's territorial defense -- non-professional soldiers who signed up in the opening days of Russia's February invasion. So far, they have avoided contact with the enemy by hiding beneath camouflage nets next to giant pyramids of bottled water. But every moment of every day they live with the thud of artillery and are showered with cluster munitions. Their wooded encampment is regularly struck by anti-tank w...
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Thousands Of Migrants Have Been Caught Crossing The US-Mexico Border, Amid The Scorching Heat And High Water Levels.

Rapid-action personnel are trained primarily to deal with the worst emigrants who are drowned as they seek to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The canal, which runs for miles along the international border, is intended to get water to farmers during the summer months. But as migrants try to cross into the United States, the canal also poses a unique danger—high water levels and a fast-moving current push migrants underwater or sweep them away from land. "You get pushed underneath. You get pushed out," said Kris Menendez, captain of the El Paso Fire Department water rescue team. "It could mean life or death." There's been eight fatalities within the past week, according to experts, which serves as a warning sign for the months ahead as migrants continue to venture into the flood. Within ...
China And Russia Are Building Bridges To One Another. The Symbolic Significance Is Clear.
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China And Russia Are Building Bridges To One Another. The Symbolic Significance Is Clear.

For over a century, the Amur River has divided modern China and Russia -- its waters cutting through nearly 1,000 miles of their roughly 2,500 border miles. But the bridge connecting its banks has been a constant pipe dream. As Russia's economic isolation due to its invasion of Ukraine pushes it closer to China, the two countries are working on new infrastructure links. Last Friday, Beijing and Moscow opened another bridge between them -- what state media on both sides have called the first highway bridge over the Amur River. Rockets trailed colorful smoke bursting overhead, and local officials applauded from the riverbanks, while their superiors beamed in from Moscow and Beijing on giant television screens specially brought in for the day. A second crossing — only a railway bridge conn...
Paramedic From Utah Bought A One-Way Ticket To Russia When Russia Invaded Ukraine.
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Paramedic From Utah Bought A One-Way Ticket To Russia When Russia Invaded Ukraine.

Local police drive us to a remote section of a Utah valley where they say a unit of foreign fighters is stationed. The region resembles the one in some parts of Ukraine that were recently struck by shelling. The structures are leveled and bomb craters are visible all over the place. The distant rumble of outgoing artillery can be heard as we walk under the cover of trees. A small snake slithers by and quickly disappears. We walk up a small ramp and into a courtyard where soldiers are hurriedly packing up a vehicle in which they plan to head for the front lines. American accents are heard back and forth on their radio comms. Surprised and baffled to see a group of journalists, they wave us away. Clearly, they have other pressing matters. But after some calls with their commander, we're t...