Manchin Rips Sanders over Reconciliation-Bill Op-Ed in West Virginia Newspaper

Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va) addresses a news conference at the Government House in Annapolis, Md., April 23, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) slammed Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for writing an op-ed in a West Virginia newspaper urging him to support the Biden administration’s potential $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
“This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state,” Manchin said in a statement posted on Twitter.

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British Police Label Fatal Stabbing of Lawmaker ‘Terrorist Incident’

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold flowers as they arrive at the scene where British MP David Amess was stabbed to death in Leigh-on-Sea, U.K. (Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
British police declared the fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess a “terrorist incident” late Friday evening.
“The fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea has tonight been declared as a terrorist incident, with the investigation being led by Counter Terrorism Policing,” the London Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

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Loudoun County School-Board Member Resigns amid Backlash over Alleged Transgender Bathroom Assault

Shelley Slebrch and other angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
A member of the Loudoun County School Board announced her resignation on Friday, amid a recall effort and ongoing controversies over a reported case of sexual assault in school.
“Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the Loudoun County School Board effective November 2, 2021,” Beth Barts wrote in a Facebook post.

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Texas House Passes Bill Banning Students from Competing against Opposite Sex in Sports

The U.S flag and the Texas State flag fly over the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, March 14, 2017. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday mandating that transgender athletes participate in school sports teams corresponding to the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.
The bill passed 76–54 after failing to advance on three previous attempts, and will now be sent to the state Senate for deliberation. Representative Valoree Swanson, the bill’s sponsor, said it would protect women and girls from unfair competition.

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Justice Department to Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Texas Abortion Law

A police officer walks in front of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
The Justice Department will petition the Supreme Court to strike down Texas’s law prohibiting abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, a spokesperson announced Friday.
It was not immediately clear when the DOJ will file a challenge to the law. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed the law to remain in effect in a decision on Thursday evening, following a suit by the DOJ.

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British Lawmaker Fatally Stabbed at Meeting with Constituents

Official portrait of MP Sir David Amess (Chris McAndrew/Wikimedia Commons)
British lawmaker Sir David Amess was fatally stabbed on Friday during a meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.
Amess “was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene,” Essex police said in a statement. “A 25-year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered.”

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The motive for the stabbing was not immediately clear.

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U.S. Will Permit Vaccinated Foreign Travelers to Enter Starting November 8

A passenger arrives at terminal D of Miami International Airport in Miami, Fla., July 2, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
The U.S. will allow all foreign travelers vaccinated against coronavirus to enter the country starting November 8, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz announced on Friday.
“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,” Munoz wrote on Twitter. “This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel.

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U.S. Will Permit Vaccinated Foreign Travelers to Enter Starting November 8

A passenger arrives at terminal D of Miami International Airport in Miami, Fla., July 2, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
The U.S. will allow all foreign travelers vaccinated against coronavirus to enter the country starting November 8, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz announced on Friday.
“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,” Munoz wrote on Twitter. “This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel.

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Biden Admin Aims to Restore ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Next Month

People walk towards the U.S. at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 13, 2021. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)
The Biden administration is attempting to restore the “Remain in Mexico” policy on the southern border next month, although the restoration would require Mexico’s approval.
A U.S. District Court in Texas ruled that the administration’s attempt to nix the “Remain in Mexico” policy violated the Administrative Procedure Act, requiring that the administration reinstate it.

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Biden Admin Aims to Restore ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Next Month

People walk towards the U.S. at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 13, 2021. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)
The Biden administration is attempting to restore the “Remain in Mexico” policy on the southern border next month, although the restoration would require Mexico’s approval.
A U.S. District Court in Texas ruled that the administration’s attempt to nix the “Remain in Mexico” policy violated the Administrative Procedure Act, requiring that the administration reinstate it.

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