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Benghazi 10 years later: '13 Hours' survivor reflects on deadly battle, says US hasn't learned from mistakes (Hannah Ray Lambert/Fox News)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 21:20

Hannah Ray Lambert / Fox News:
Benghazi 10 years later: ‘13 Hours’ survivor reflects on deadly battle, says US hasn't learned from mistakes  —  Mark Geist recounts how a few American operators held their own during the 2012 Benghazi attacks  —  Benghazi 10 years later: Survivor reflects on deadly battle, says US hasn't learned from mistakes

Los Angeles Democratic mayoral candidate Karen Bass says home was burglarized, two guns stolen (Andrew Miller/Fox News)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 20:35

Andrew Miller / Fox News:
Los Angeles Democratic mayoral candidate Karen Bass says home was burglarized, two guns stolen  —  Rep. Karen Bass says that two guns were stolen from her Los Angeles home  —  Former LA deputy DA rips Gascon: Policies are ‘eroding’ confidence in justice system, ‘endangering’ public

Border Patrol halts tweets from agency's West Texas region (Associated Press)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 20:25

Associated Press:
Border Patrol halts tweets from agency's West Texas region  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has deactivated the agency's Twitter account for the West Texas region after it retweeted posts criticizing President Joe Biden's border policies and liked posts that made gay slurs against U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

First class arrogance! New Orleans' Democrat mayor says flying economy is UNSAFE for black women, as she refuses to repay $30,000 of taxpayer cash she splurged on luxury flights to Europe (James Gordon/Daily Mail)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 20:10

James Gordon / Daily Mail:
First class arrogance!  New Orleans' Democrat mayor says flying economy is UNSAFE for black women, as she refuses to repay $30,000 of taxpayer cash she splurged on luxury flights to Europe  — Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, is refusing to repay money spent on international business …

Jann Wenner Wants to Reveal It All (Maureen Dowd/New York Times)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 19:35

Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Jann Wenner Wants to Reveal It All  —  The Rolling Stone founder talks about LSD, not reading the magazine anymore and how the Stones now look like “Lord of the Rings” characters onstage.  —  MONTAUK, N.Y. — Rock may be dead, but Jann Wenner is still rolling.

Meet the Press - September 11, 2022 (NBC News)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 18:25

NBC News:
Meet the Press - September 11, 2022  —  CHUCK TODD:  —  This Sunday: My interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.  The Vice President opens up on the threat posed by election deniers:  —  VICE PRES. KAMALA HARRIS:  —  I think that we have to admit that there are attacks from within.

No private jets, no helicopters, and a bus to Westminster Abbey: VIP guidance for queen's funeral revealed (Cristina Gallardo/Politico)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 18:20

Cristina Gallardo / Politico:
No private jets, no helicopters, and a bus to Westminster Abbey: VIP guidance for queen's funeral revealed  —  LONDON — Foreign heads of state and their spouses heading to London for the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II have been asked to arrive in the U.K. on commercial flights and banned from using helicopters to get around.

VP Harris blames GOP 'election deniers' for making US democracy 'weaker' through 'threats from within' (Danielle Wallace/Fox News)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:55

Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
VP Harris blames GOP ‘election deniers’ for making US democracy ‘weaker’ through ‘threats from within’  —  Vice President Kamala Harris says Republicans who refuse to condemn Jan. 6 send message America not upholding democratic principles, rule of law  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 11

Ukraine offensive 'snowballs' with fall of Russian stronghold (Reuters)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:45

Reuters:
Ukraine offensive ‘snowballs’ with fall of Russian stronghold  —  Ukrainian forces kept pushing north in the Kharkiv region and advancing to its south and east, Ukraine's army chief said on Sunday, a day after their rapid gains forced Russia to abandon its main bastion in the area.

Senators press for details about fake heiress at Mar-a-Lago (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:45

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Senators press for details about fake heiress at Mar-a-Lago  —  WASHINGTON — Raising concerns about security threats at Mar-a-Lago, members of one of the Senate's most influential committees say they will press national security leaders for more information about the woman who posed …

The Move to Eradicate Disagreement (Graeme Wood/The Atlantic)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:10

Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
The Move to Eradicate Disagreement  —  Discovering a point of agreement with a colleague is always alarming.  The Atlantic wants more readers rather than fewer, after all, and agreement is poisonous for a subscription base, just as it is for intellectual culture.

Censorship Is the Refuge of the Weak (New York Times)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 16:55

New York Times:
Censorship Is the Refuge of the Weak  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.  —  Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not.

Hillary Clinton fondly recalls time spent with Queen Elizabeth II (David Cohen/Politico)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 16:20

David Cohen / Politico:
Hillary Clinton fondly recalls time spent with Queen Elizabeth II  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday described the Queen Elizabeth II she knew, calling her “an engaging and lively conversationalist.”  —  The queen died last week at the age of 96.

All Biden Has to Do Now Is Change the Way We Live (Ezra Klein/New York Times)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 16:15

Ezra Klein / New York Times:
All Biden Has to Do Now Is Change the Way We Live  —  When the summer began, the Biden administration was mired in failure.  Inflation was high, the Build Back Better agenda was dead, the Democrats were doomed.  Then came the fastest turnabout I've seen in American politics.

Rudy Giuliani Is Alone (Andrew Kirtzman/New York Times)

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 16:15

Andrew Kirtzman / New York Times:
Rudy Giuliani Is Alone  —  It has been 21 years since Rudy Giuliani led a terrified city through the deadliest attack in its history.  As a reporter covering him from a few feet away that morning, I ran with him from the hurricane of ash and debris following the collapse …

Caught on Tape: Doug Mastriano Prayed for MAGA to 'Seize the Power' Ahead of Jan. 6 (Tim Dickinson/Rolling Stone)

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 15:10

Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Caught on Tape: Doug Mastriano Prayed for MAGA to ‘Seize the Power’ Ahead of Jan. 6  —  In a Dec. 2020 meeting with Christian Nationalists, the man who would become the GOP nominee for governor prayed Congress would “disregard” Pennsylvania's election results

A statement from BYU Athletics regarding the investigation of the Aug. 26 volleyball match (Jon McBride/BYU Cougars)

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 15:05

Jon McBride / BYU Cougars:
A statement from BYU Athletics regarding the investigation of the Aug. 26 volleyball match  —  As part of our commitment to take any claims of racism seriously, BYU has completed its investigation into the allegation that racial heckling and slurs took place at the Duke vs. BYU women's volleyball match on August 26.

Hundreds of thousands of Californians may soon get their criminal records cleared (Rachel M. Cohen/Vox)

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55

Rachel M. Cohen / Vox:
Hundreds of thousands of Californians may soon get their criminal records cleared  —  Sealing felony records is integral to a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.  —  Encounters with the criminal justice system, no matter how long ago or for what reason, can ruin a person's life.

Steve Bannon's indictment reveals the truth about Trumpism (Andrew Gawthorpe/The Guardian)

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55

Andrew Gawthorpe / The Guardian:
Steve Bannon's indictment reveals the truth about Trumpism  —  In the end, Maga is nothing but a scam with hate in its heart and other people's money in its pockets  —  y all appearances, Steve Bannon likes to think that he represents the soul of the Maga movement.

Police Officer Tasered And Beaten On Jan. 6 Goes Off On Cops Who Posed With Trump (S.V. Date/HuffPost)

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:45

S.V. Date / HuffPost:
Police Officer Tasered And Beaten On Jan. 6 Goes Off On Cops Who Posed With Trump  —  “Those two or three dozen Pennsylvania state troopers, from the bottom of my heart, can go f**k all the way off,” Michael Fanone told HuffPost.  —  Donald Trump incited an attack on the U.S. Capitol …

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