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What statistics can tell us about Americans’ skyrocketing belief in ghosts

What statistics can tell us about Americans’ skyrocketing belief in ghosts

I’ll go anywhere to find out what’s on Americans’ minds. This includes visiting a dark road in the middle of nowhere as the moon howls, and then getting freaked out when a bunch of high schoolers with flashlights start emerging from the woods. I was looking for ghosts. Do you believe in them? My friend…MORE

Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly
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Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is set to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, where he’s expected to present his long-term vision for the global community, defend the withdrawal from Afghanistan and emphasize the importance of reestablishing alliances. Biden’s appearance at the assembly in New York comes as…MORE

January 6 committee chairman says panel could start issuing subpoenas ‘within a week’
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January 6 committee chairman says panel could start issuing subpoenas ‘within a week’

The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol said Monday that the panel could start issuing subpoenas to companies and individuals who have not cooperated with records requests “within a week.” “We will probably as a committee issue subpoenas either to witnesses or organizations within…MORE

GOP operatives charged with funneling $25,000 from Russian citizen to Trump campaign in 2016
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GOP operatives charged with funneling $25,000 from Russian citizen to Trump campaign in 2016

The Justice Department on Monday charged two prominent Republican operatives who allegedly helped a Russian citizen illegally donate $25,000 to the Trump campaign in 2016. Jesse Benton, 43, and Doug Wead, 75, were charged in a six-count indictment and made their first appearance in DC District Court. They’re accused of conspiring to violate campaign finance…MORE

White House says it’s seeking more information on ‘horrific’ footage of Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian immigrants
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White House says it’s seeking more information on ‘horrific’ footage of Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian immigrants

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the White House is seeking more information on the “horrific” viral videos that appear to show US Border Patrol agents on horseback confronting Haitian refugees at the US border. “I’ve seen some of the footage. I don’t have the full context. I can’t imagine what context…MORE

US Capitol rioter who stormed Senate floor reports to prison while trying to undo his felony guilty plea
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US Capitol rioter who stormed Senate floor reports to prison while trying to undo his felony guilty plea

The first January 6 rioter to be sentenced for a felony reported to prison on Monday to serve his eight-month sentence, while mounting a longshot legal bid to undo his guilty plea. Paul Hodgkins of Florida stormed the US Capitol during the pro-Trump insurrection and was one of the few dozen rioters who breached the…MORE

Alaskan health department still struggling to recover after ‘nation-state sponsored’ cyberattack
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Alaskan health department still struggling to recover after ‘nation-state sponsored’ cyberattack

Some computer networks at the Alaskan health department are still offline after foreign government-backed hackers breached the department in May, a spokesperson told CNN on Monday. News of the breach first emerged in May, but Alaskan officials now say that “nation-state sponsored” hackers exploited a vulnerability in the health department’s website to gain further access…MORE

Member of CIA chief’s team reported Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India

Member of CIA chief’s team reported Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India

When CIA Director Bill Burns traveled to India earlier this month a member of his team reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome and had to receive medical attention, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The incident set off alarm bells within the US government and left Burns “fuming” with anger, one source explained.…MORE

Joe Biden’s challenge at his first UN General Assembly: Convince allies he’s not another Trump
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Joe Biden’s challenge at his first UN General Assembly: Convince allies he’s not another Trump

When President Joe Biden mounts the iconic green marble rostrum inside the hall of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, he will face an audience skeptical he really is as different from his predecessor as he likes to claim. For world leaders who were alternately addled and amused by former President Donald Trump —…MORE

Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenges under new law
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Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenges under new law

A San Antonio doctor who wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming that he had violated Texas’ six-week abortion ban now faces at least two lawsuits brought against him under the ban, both brought by plaintiffs who say they oppose the new law. One lawsuit was filed Monday by Oscar Stilley, a former tax attorney in…MORE

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