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Biden To NATO: Europe Defense Is “Sacred Obligation”

Reuters reports: U.S. President Joe Biden told fellow NATO leaders on Monday the defense of Europe, Turkey and Canada was a “sacred obligation” for the United States, a marked shift from his predecessor Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from the military alliance. Arriving in Brussels from the weekend’s G7 summit in England, Biden again sought to rally Western allies to …

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England Extends Lockdown Due To Delta Variant Surge

The BBC reports: Most coronavirus rules will remain in place in England for another four weeks after the planned 21 June unlocking, government sources have told the BBC. Senior ministers have signed off on the decision to delay the lifting of all legal restrictions on social contact. England was due to move to stage four of the government’s roadmap out …

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US Probes Reported Leak At Chinese Nuclear Plant

CNN reports: The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” according to US officials and documents reviewed by CNN. The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising …

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Trump Furious About Cultists Faking His Endorsement

Politico reports: Lynda Blanchard donated nearly $1 million to pro-Donald Trump political committees, served as his ambassador to Slovenia and launched her Alabama Senate campaign with a video spotlighting her Trump bumper sticker-adorned pickup truck. But the former president was annoyed after hearing from donors that Blanchard was hyping her connections to Trump and giving them the impression she had …

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Axios: Most Major Hospitals Charge Over 5X Costs

Axios reports: Some of the hospitals with the highest revenue in the country also have some of the highest prices, charging an average of 10 times more than the actual cost of the care they deliver, according to new research by Johns Hopkins University provided exclusively to Axios. Hospitals each determine their own charges, or list prices. While few patients …

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Johnson: Capitol Rioters Were “Jovial, Non-Violent”

Mediaite reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reiterated his belief Sunday that the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a “non-violent” gathering. He referenced an eyewitness account, saying the vast majority were “in a jovial mood,” and while “they were serious, they weren’t violent.” “I think it’s extremely important to create an accurate historical record of exactly what happened …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: The man who revealed that former President Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email servers has died. Christopher Sign was 45 and apparently died from suicide, according to Al.com. Police responded to his home on Saturday morning and are investigating. The Dallas, Texas native was the anchor for the local …

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CBS Poll: 29% Of GOP Voters Still Won’t Get Vaccinated

CBS News reports: A CBS News/YouGov poll found that 52 percent of Republicans are either fully or partially vaccinated, while 6 percent planning to be vaccinated and 6 percent are undecided. Twenty-nine percent do not plan to be vaccinated, the poll found. Among those in the poll who said they would not get vaccinated or are still undecided, the most …

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Biden Calls To Congratulate New Israeli Prime Minister

The Jerusalem Post reports: US President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on forming a government with Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid on a phone call Sunday night after it was sworn in earlier that evening, and expressed his wishes to further strengthen ties between the two countries. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali …

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