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Friday, April 02, 2021
'We've Been Attacked': Suspect Dead, Officer Killed After Vehicle Rams Security Barrier on Capitol Hill
This is a developing news story... Check back for possible updates... The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown Friday after a person rammed their vehicle into a security barricade at the complex, killing one officer and injuring another. After ramming the barricade, the driver reportedly exited...
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 A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, CA on Friday, January 8, 2021. The vaccine was optional for staff and residents. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
New Covid-19 Cases Plummet 96% in Nursing Homes After Vaccinations: Report
New Covid-19 cases have plummeted by 96% in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities since late December, a report published Tuesday by the industry group American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living revealed. AHCA/NCAL reports (pdf) a decline in new U.S. weekly...
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Tens of thousands of people gather in front of the Israeli Parliament during a pre-election demonstration to protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in West Jerusalem on March 20, 2021. Demonstrators demanded Netanyahu resign over his indictments on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of public trust. News
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Large Pro-Democracy, Anti-Netanyahu Pre-Election Protest in Jerusalem
Over 50,000 Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Saturday evening, demanding his resignation just three days before the country’s fourth election in two years. 'Go vote. Switch the government. Bring about change.' The final mass...
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After a six-year halt, Colombia plans to restart the toxic aerial spraying of glyphosate on coca crops as early as next month—drawing "most welcome" support from U.S. President Joe Biden and sharp criticism from 150 regional experts. News
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Biden Pushes Colombia to Restart Glyphosate Spraying Program
After a six-year halt, Colombia plans to restart the toxic aerial spraying of glyphosate on coca crops as early as next month—drawing "most welcome" support from U.S. President Joe Biden and sharp criticism from 150 regional experts who wrote to Biden, "your administration is implicitly endorsing...
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Playwright Bill C. Davis, in 2015, attends the Paris premiere of his play "Avow." (Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images) News
Friday, March 05, 2021
Award-Winning Playwright, Longtime Common Dreams Contributor Bill C. Davis Dies at 69
Award-winning playwright, artist, political activist, and veteran Common Dreams contributor Bill C. Davis has died at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19. According to the Washington Post , Davis' death on February 26 at a care facility in Connecticut was confirmed by his sister,...
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The United States on Thursday reportedly carried out an airstrike ordered by President Joe Biden on a structure in Syria. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
'Joe Biden Just Dropped Bombs on Syria. Here We Go Again': US Responds to Rocket Attacks With Airstrikes
This is a breaking story… Please check back for possible updates... Sparking swift criticism of U.S. imperialism, the United States on Thursday carried out airstrikes ordered by President Joe Biden on facilities in Syria that government officials told reporters belonged to Iran-backed militia...
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The Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is pictured 25 May 2007. Gambling has been legal in Atlantic City, one of the few such cities in the United States, since the first casino opened in 1978. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
'Great, Now Do Mar-A-Lago!': Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Razed to the Ground
The once towering symbol of Donald Trump's Atlantic City performance as a real estate magnate and casino wunderkind was turned into dust Wednesday morning when the disgraced former U.S. president's prized Trump Plaza—abandoned and left to decay after a series of bankruptcies and failures —was...
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Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. News
Saturday, February 13, 2021
'He Is Who We Thought He Was': McConnell Tells GOP Colleagues He Will Vote to Acquit Trump
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky informed colleagues in an email Saturday morning that he will vote to acquit Donald Trump on the charge of inciting a deadly insurrection, despite admitting less than two weeks after the January 6 assault that the former president "...
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Demonstrators gathered outside Trump Tower in Manhattan holding illuminated letters spelling CONVICT on February 11, 2021 as House Managers closing arguments at Trump's impeachment trial. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 12, 2021
'History Is Watching and So Is The Nation': As Impeachment Trial Wraps Up, Senate Urged to Convict Trump
While Democratic prosecutors and attorneys for Donald Trump on Friday wrapped up the fourth day of the former president's unprecedented second impeachment trial, senators faced mounting pressure to convict Trump for inciting the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with months of lies about the...
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Members of former President Donald Trumps defense team, David Schoen, center left, Michael van der Veen, center, and Bruce Castor, center right, arrive at the Capitol before the start of day three of the impeachment trial in the Senate on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 12, 2021
WATCH LIVE: Defense to Deliver Rebuttal on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial After Dems Dub Trump 'Inciter-in-Chief'
On the heels of a controversial Thursday night meeting between lawyers for Donald Trump and three GOP senators who are serving as jurors in his historic second impeachment trial, the former president's attorneys on Friday are set to deliver a rebuttal to Democratic prosecutors' case for convicting...
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