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Bidens aim for sense of normalcy as nerves grow over worrying new virus variant

The President and first lady brought a brood of children, grandchildren and their significant others to their island Thanksgiving getaway — along with the Secret Service apparatus, small flock of staff and gaggle of reporters that travels with the president — looking to send a signal to the rest of the country that it was …

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Despite Biden vow, Afghanistan evacuees admitted to US underwent almost no vetting after interviews: report

Despite Biden vow, Afghanistan evacuees admitted to US underwent almost no vetting after interviews: report

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Only a small number of the Afghanistan evacuees who came to the U.S. following President Biden‘s decision earlier this year to withdraw U.S. troops from the country were vetted in addition to being screened, according to a memo drafted by Senate Republicans, a report said. The alleged …

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Biden to restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

Acting on advice from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. Biden on Friday night signed the official proclamation restricting the travel of those “physically present” in …

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Biden administration calls for hike in federal drilling fees in report that largely sidesteps climate issues

The report, which Biden commissioned last January, outlines a series of primarily fiscal reforms for the federal oil and gas program, which Interior said currently “fails to provide a fair return to taxpayers, even before factoring in the resulting climate-related costs that must be borne by taxpayers.” Environmental groups expressed concerns about the review and …

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Ukraine's Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Russia has denied any involvement after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday that an attempted coup d’etat is being planned in his country to take place next week. Zelenskyy told reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians were involved, …

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‘Quite disruptive’: Months-long processing delays leave people out of work amid nationwide labor shortage

Vera de Aponte, a registered behavior technician for special needs children in Florida, had to walk away from her job this month when her work permit that allows her to legally work in the United States lapsed. Her family has since adjusted their holiday plans, including no longer flying in her husband’s mother, over financial …

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Bidens greet troops at US Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Thanksgiving Day

After about an hour inside the Coast Guard station, the Bidens walked outside to greet about 20 servicemembers in uniform, the President wishing them a happy Thanksgiving, handing out challenge coins, and posing for a group photo. “I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys, thankful to them, and I mean that …

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Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! RICHMOND, Va. — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration. Also among the scores of people on what Youngkin called “landing teams” are health …

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AG Garland directs federal prosecutors to prioritize cases involving violence on flights

Garland issued a memo that cites dozens of cases referred by the Federal Aviation Administration to the FBI for investigations of violent air travel incidents. The referrals are the result of an information-sharing system in place between the agencies. The memo also instructs prosecutors to coordinate with state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies within …

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White House creates new climate-focused division within Office of Science and Technology Policy

Benson will serve as deputy director for energy and chief strategist for the energy transition at OSTP, the White House said in a news release. Costa Samaras, an engineer and policy analyst formerly at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve as principal assistant director for energy and chief adviser for energy policy. The OSTP Energy Division …

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Trump’s influence looms over McCarthy’s race to be next House speaker

Some in Trump’s orbit have even floated the wild — but technically possible — idea that the former President should make a play for the gavel. While it’s a highly unlikely scenario, the fact it’s even being teased in some conservative circles is putting McCarthy on notice and reminding Republicans of the leverage Trump still …

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Supreme Court to review dispute over North Carolina voter ID law

Supreme Court to review dispute over North Carolina voter ID law

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Supreme Court announced in a brief order Wednesday it will hear a case over whether Republicans lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene to defend the state’s voter ID law from lawsuits. Those Republican lawmakers say the state’s Democratic Attorney General John Stein is not properly defending …

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