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Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Guantanamo detainee can provide limited testimony

Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Guantanamo detainee can provide limited testimony

The Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites…MORE

Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor

Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor

First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday afternoon made a trip to Columbia, South Carolina, which had not been announced publicly ahead of time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church. The attendance of the first lady was spurred by her relationship with Robin…MORE

Ex-intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Ex-intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, the man behind the “Steele Dossier” that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier in his first on-camera interview since it was revealed in 2017. In a clip from an upcoming ABC News documentary released Sunday, Steele said…MORE

Oil politics animate California congressional race
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Oil politics animate California congressional race

The damage from the recent California oil spill has so far been less disastrous than initially feared, but it has thrust the issue of offshore oil drilling on the West Coast into some of the most hotly contested US House races in the country. The spill created a plume that threatened beaches and wetlands all…MORE

Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy
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Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy

Comedian Jon Stewart reflected on the state of American politics on Sunday, warning that although the country’s democratic system is under threat, Americans “still have time” to preserve it. “It’s bracing sometimes to hear the reality of people’s lives in other countries as — it’s not to say that warning signs don’t exist or bells…MORE

Americans among more than 350 passengers who departed Kabul on evacuation flight Sunday
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Americans among more than 350 passengers who departed Kabul on evacuation flight Sunday

One of the largest evacuation flights departed Kabul on Sunday with an unknown number of Americans on board and is on its way to Doha, a senior Qatari government official tells CNN. The ninth evacuation flight from Afghanistan since August 31 is carrying 353 evacuees, including faculty, staff, and students from the American University of…MORE

Former President Bill Clinton released from hospital
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Former President Bill Clinton released from hospital

Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a California hospital after being treated for an infection that spread to his bloodstream. Clinton walked out arm-in-arm with his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before greeting hospital staff and giving a thumbs-up when asked how he was feeling. University of California Irvine Health…MORE

Kinzinger doesn’t rule out January 6 committee subpoena for Trump
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Kinzinger doesn’t rule out January 6 committee subpoena for Trump

A Republican on the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol on Sunday did not rule out issuing a subpoena for former President Donald Trump as it seeks to obtain information from his allies. “I don’t know. I think if I had that answer now, I’d probably go in, you know,…MORE

Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will ‘certainly’ continue into 2022
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Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will ‘certainly’ continue into 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems. “Certainly a lot of the challenges that we’ve been experiencing this year will continue into next year.…MORE

The secret Supreme Court: Late nights, courtesy votes and the unwritten 6-vote rule
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The secret Supreme Court: Late nights, courtesy votes and the unwritten 6-vote rule

Much of the US Supreme Court’s business occurs in private, as the nine justices meet alone around a rectangular table in a small oak-paneled room. The results of some of those internal deliberations become public when rulings in cases, fully briefed and openly argued, are handed down. But other decisions made in private are surrounded…MORE

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It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.