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WI Speaker Sues To Block Subpoena By Jan. 6 Panel

Axios reports: Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) on Sunday filed a lawsuit against the Jan. 6 select committee after receiving a subpoena calling him to testify before the committee Monday morning. In a letter dated Friday, committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) wrote that the committee wished to question Vos regarding a phone call he received this July from …

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US Extremists Orgasm Over Italy’s New Fascist Leader

Mediaite reports: The hard right in the United States celebrated on Monday as Italy’s Giorgia Meloni appeared to win Sunday’s election with some 26 percent of the vote, which would make her both Italy’s first female prime minister and the first leader of a far-right Mussolini-admiring party to come to power in the country since World War II. While many …

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QAnon Mastriano’s Campaign Is Spiraling And Broke

The New York Times reports: In the same spot where he spoke to thousands of people at a raucous State Capitol rally demanding an end to pandemic restrictions in April 2020, Doug Mastriano appeared on Saturday before a crowd of just a few dozen — about half of whom were volunteers for his ragtag campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. He …

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PA School District Bans “Girls Who Code” Book Series

The Guardian reports: A school district in Pennsylvania has banned the Girls Who Code book series for young readers, according to an index of banned books compiled by the free expression non-profit Pen America. The series is in partnership with Girls Who Code, a non-profit that runs computer coding clubs The CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, …

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Favre Also Wanted Welfare Dough For Football Venue

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court documents show. The governor at the time, Republican Phil Bryant, texted in 2019 with Favre, …

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Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Edward Snowden

The Associated Press reports: President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday. Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals listed by the decree as being granted Russian citizenship. The decree was published on an official government website. Snowden, a former contractor with the …

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Canada To Drop All COVID Protocols For Travelers

The CBC reports: The federal government says it’s dropping all COVID-19 measures at borders on Saturday, meaning travellers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination when entering Canada or wear masks on planes and trains. As of Oct. 1, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to: -provide proof of vaccination; -Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing; …

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Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Tampa Area [VIDEO]

Tampa’s CBS affiliate reports: Hillsborough County officials on Monday announced a mandatory evacuation order for all residents living within Zone A in advance of Hurricane Ian. A voluntary evacuation is recommended for residents living in Zone B. These evacuation orders will go into effect at 2 p.m. Monday. In a news conference, officials said they are expecting to see a …

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New Rule Would Force Transparency On Airline Fees

From the Transportation Department: Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would have to disclose upfront—the first time an airfare is displayed—any fees charged to sit with your child, for changing or cancelling your flight, and for checked or carry-on baggage. The proposal seeks to provide customers the information they need to choose the best deal. Otherwise, surprise …

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