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Graham warns Trump against "really risky" drawdown of troops in Afghanistan

CBS News Sunday, 25 August 2019
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump's demand that U.S. businesses look for an alternative trade partner to China.
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Graham Defends Fauci [Video]

Graham Defends Fauci

On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham defended Dr. Anthony Fauci following a slew of attacks against him from the White House. "We don't have a Dr. Fauci problem," Graham told reporters. Graham said the country needed to focus on how to get things back to normal. "I have all the respect in the world for Dr. Fauci. I think any effort to undermine him is not going to be productive, frankly." Graham's comments came after the White House circulated misleading talking points over the weekend.

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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday urged her colleagues on a Senate panel to vote against a resolution granting subpoena authority to the Republican Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling it 'unprecedented'. The Republican-led panel however ended up approving it in the end.

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U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Thursday she is struggling to decide whether she can support President Donald Trump's re-election bid, saying criticism of Trump's response to nationwide protests by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rang true. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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Over two days, President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out wildly divergent views on environmental regulations and climate change, helping to define the..
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Fact check: Peter Navarro's claims about Dr. Anthony Fauci are misleading, lack context

Trump adviser Navarro claims Fauci "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on" regarding coronavirus. Here's what the facts show.

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President Donald Trump is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with..
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The union representing federal asylum officers submitted official comments calling the Trump administration’s plan “extreme” and “draconian.”
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Taliban accuses Afghan intelligence of conspiring to keep foreign forces in Afghanistan.

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Congress Presses Military Leaders on Suspected Russian Bounties

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Afghan president orders operation against Taliban [Video]

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Afghanistan's president orders the military to resume attacks against the Taliban and other armed groups.

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Major LGBTQ Org Turns Back On Sen. Susan Collins [Video]

Major LGBTQ Org Turns Back On Sen. Susan Collins

In her bid for re-election, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) has just lost another major endorsement. The Human Rights Campaign has decided to back Democrat Sara Gideon in her bid to unseat the Maine Republican. HRC is one of America's largest LGBTQ advocacy groups and has supported Collins’ reelection campaigns since 2002. But according to HuffPost, the organization said Wednesday that it could no longer do so. The HRC explained Sen.

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Oklahoma governor tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

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[NFA] Oklahoma's Republican Governor Kevin Stitt said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first time a U.S. state governor has announced they were infected. Colette Luke has more.

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Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

Air Force veteran MJ Hegar has won the Democratic nomination in Texas for U.S. Senate. She will be an underdog against Republican incumbent John Cornyn but..
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GOP Rep Charged With Voter Fraud [Video]

GOP Rep Charged With Voter Fraud

On Tuesday, freshman congressman Steve Watkins, from Kansas, was charged with three felonies. Newser reports that Watkins listed a UPS postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form. The charges came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election. Fellow Republicans are pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018. According to Newser Watkins has supported President Trump. Watkins said the charges against him were "bogus."

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Back-to-school tax holidays: Tax-free shopping comes to 16 states this summer. Here's who is giving a tax break.

Sales tax holidays will still happen this summer in 16 states including Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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Real-estate developers won't rename 'plantation' properties in South Carolina, Florida

They say no one has complained about the property names. One said he didn't know if enslaved people worked on the former plantations in the area.

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Two dead, eight wounded in SC nightclub shooting [Video]

Two dead, eight wounded in SC nightclub shooting

[NFA] Ten people were shot early on Sunday after gunfire erupted at a nightclub in Greenville, South Carolina, killing two people and critically injuring two others, police said. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual

The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb arrived at Jagannath Temple to participate in the Rath Yatra on June 23. He will perform the 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual where he will sweep the chariots with a broom having a gold handle. The Yatra procession has started from today onwards after Supreme Court has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no more than 500 people will be allowed to pull the chariots as per SC's order.

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After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple [Video]

After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple

Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple. The Supreme Court on June 22 has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no more than 500 people will be allowed to pull the chariots as per SC's order. The religious rituals are scheduled to start from today onwards. The Odisha government imposed a complete shutdown in Puri from 8 pm on Monday till 2 pm on June 23, in light of the yatra.

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