David Welna

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As Wildfires Continue To Spread In California, Its Governor Seeks Outside Help

Friday, August 21, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom says an area the size of Rhode Island is now ablaze in his state. He's looking for help from other states and the federal government.

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New Research Suggests In-Person Voting May Be Less Risky Than Previously Thought

Friday, August 21, 2020

The report concludes Wisconsin voters who braved the pandemic and went to the polls in April did not see a surge in COVID-19 infections, although another study reaches the opposite conclusion.

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Pompeo Tries Starting 'Snapback' Clock To Restore Sanctions Against Iran By U.N.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

A U.N. Security Council vote on a U.S. bid to extend an arms embargo against Iran failed last week. Now the U.S. secretary of state wants to bring back all sanctions lifted by the Iran nuclear deal.

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1 In 5 Child Care Jobs Were Lost Since Pandemic Started. Women Are Affected Most

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The economic toll of the pandemic has led to the loss of nearly a quarter million jobs for child care providers, nearly all of whom are women and disproportionately Black or Latina.

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Purge Of Senior Officials At Foreign Broadcast Agency Stirs Fear And Outrage

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Half a dozen top executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media were ousted this week, the latest in a shake-up that started with the arrival of a conservative filmmaker as the agency's new chief.

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Exclusive: After Quitting Last Year, Senior U.S. Intelligence Official Now Talks

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sue Gordon was in line to be acting director of national intelligence after Dan Coats quit last year. President Trump thought otherwise. Gordon now recounts her time in his administration.

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Pentagon Chief Esper Talks With Chinese Counterpart As Tensions Soar

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his Chinese counterpart lectured one another in a 90-minute call as the highest level U.S. delegation in four decades plans a provocative visit to Taiwan.

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Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising New Questions 75 Years Later

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy-five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes.

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Appeals Court Tosses Out Death Sentence For Boston Marathon Bomber

Friday, July 31, 2020

A three-judge panel sends Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case back to a lower court for resentencing, saying the jury that sentenced him to death had not been adequately vetted.

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Citing Election Delay Tweet, Influential Trump Ally Now Demands His Re-Impeachment

Friday, July 31, 2020

President Trump's suggestion that the November election be delayed spurs Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi to call for his removal from office.

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Twin Rulings By Federal Judge Block 'Public Charge' Rules For Immigrants

Friday, July 31, 2020

The judge cites the coronavirus pandemic in blocking the Trump administration's attempt to widen the criteria for what makes an immigrant a "public charge."

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Germany's Economy Suffers Biggest Quarterly Drop On Record

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The decline in economic output from March through June was worse than economists expected. Still, the downturn has not inflicted large job losses for Europe's biggest economy.

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Defense Secretary Esper Says U.S. Plans To Cut Troops In Germany By A Third

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Pentagon is promising what President Trump declared in June would happen: Troops are to be moved out of Germany, which the president accuses of stiffing NATO.

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Confederate Figures Removed From Virginia Capitol In The Dead Of Night

Friday, July 24, 2020

Seven busts along with a statue and a plaque — all honoring Confederate leaders — are quietly ousted from Virginia's Old House Chamber on orders from the state's House of Delegates speaker.

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U.S. Space Force Accuses Russia Of In-Orbit Testing Of Anti-Satellite Weapon

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Russian satellite hatched from another satellite fired a projectile last week that American military officials say is meant to take out other satellites. Moscow says it's an inspection tool.

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Pentagon Chief Effectively Bars Display Of Confederate Battle Flag By U.S. Military

Friday, July 17, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper doesn't actually ban the Confederate flag's display. He simply lists the flags that can be shown by the military, and the controversial banner is not on his list.

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New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report Cases Of Sexual Abuse

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A step-by-step manual for investigating and reporting sexual abuse cases involving clergy calls on church authorities to alert civilian officials even if not required to do so by law.

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Government Watchdog Says Aid For Migrants Misspent By Border Agency

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Some of the $112 million Congress approved last year for humanitarian assistance for migrants was spent instead on dirt bikes and dog food.

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Coronavirus Surge For U.S. Military On Okinawa Adds To Soured Relations There

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

One hundred newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among U.S. forces on the small island that hosts about half the Americans stationed in Japan are further testing tense ties with Okinawa.

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Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama

Friday, July 03, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision Friday, has blocked a lower court's ruling that allowed curbside voting in Alabama and eased mail-in voting requirements.

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