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Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters the nomination did not come from the Kremlin, the Russian state news agency Tass reported Thursday.

According to Tass, a group of Russian public figures led by writer Sergey Komkov submitted the nomination to Oslo on Sept. 10. 

“If this decision is made” to award Putin the prize “great, if not, it’s no problem as well,” Peskov said, Tass reported.

President Donald Trump picked up two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. 

Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament and chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, said in his letter nominating Trump the agreement could be a “game-changer” in the Middle East because ...

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Amid Deep Debate, Israel Tightens Lockdown as Infections Soar

The Israeli government sharply tightened its lockdown restrictions for the next two weeks to try to rein in a galloping COVID outbreak, over the objections of the economy’s stewards and the country’s coronavirus czar.

Just last week, the government imposed its second lockdown since the pandemic began. With daily new infections surging dramatically, the cabinet voted early Thursday to clamp down even harder during a season of major Jewish holidays, taking the unprecedented step of shuttering all workplaces except those deemed essential. Markets slumped.

Communal worship and mass protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are also to be severely curtailed through limitations on movement and gatherings.

If case numbers drop, then the government will consider relaxing the lockdow...

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Trump Says Elderly to Get $200 for Drugs in Bid for Senior Vote

President Donald Trump said Americans in the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled will be sent $200 discount cards for prescription drugs within weeks, potentially putting cash in their pockets ahead of his November re-election.

“Nobody’s seen this before. These cards are incredible,” Trump said Thursday in a speech outlining what he called an “America First Health Plan” in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The cards will be mailed out in coming weeks. I will always take care of our wonderful senior citizens.”

Trump did not explain in his speech what program or authority would allow the government to provide the cards. Assuming they are sent to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries, the figure Trump used, the cards would cost about $6.6 billion.

Money for the cards will be drawn from a de...

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San Francisco Files Suit Against 28 Alleged Drug Dealers

The city of San Francisco has filed suit against 28 alleged drug dealers for openly distributing narcotics trade in the Tenderloin neighborhood, The Associated Press reported.

The mayor and other city officials have said the area included in the lawsuit is a frequent site of public drug use.

“You see people who are pushing strollers, mothers who have to go out onto the streets and go around the drug dealing, and the drug using,” Democrat Mayor London Breed said. “San Francisco has become the place to go to sell drugs, it is known widely, and that has got to stop.”

The lawsuits could prohibit the defendants from entering the 50-block radius of the Tenderloin and the nearby South of Market neighborhood...

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Testimony by Homeland Security Whistleblower Is Delayed

The House of Representatives intelligence committee has postponed until next week a deposition scheduled for Friday with a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower after the department moved slowly to help the official and his lawyers prepare for his testimony.

In a statement released late on Thursday, Democratic intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff said the panel had to reschedule the deposition of former DHS intelligence chief Brian Murphy until next week because DHS has delayed security clearances for his attorneys and barred Murphy from reviewing classified materials to prepare for his deposition.

Schiff said he believed that department political appointees have obstructed and delayed clearances.

He said the committee had informed DHS that it “will have no choice” but ...

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Trump Signs Order Vow to Protect Preexisting Conditions

President Donald Trump has put his vows to protect preexisting conditions on paper with an executive order Thursday, announcing his “America First Healthcare Plan” in North Carolina.

“The historic action I am taking today includes the first-ever executive order to affirm it is the official policy of the United States government to protect patients with preexisting conditions, so we’re making that official,” Trump said, announcing his vision for heathcare as his administration fell short of repealing and replacing Obamacare in his first term.

“Our opponents, the Democrats, like to constantly talk about” healthcare, Trump added, “now we have it affirmed, this is affirmed, signed and done, so we can put that to rest.”

The order covers a range of issues, including protecting people with pree...

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Missouri Town Goes ‘Footloose,’ Bans Dancing to Curb COVID

Jack, get back — preferably six feet back if you are in St. Charles, Missouri, and planning to party.

Three dance clubs in the city have agreed to voluntarily put the kibosh on dancing — for now — in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fox2Now reports.

“I feel a little bit like the movie ‘Footloose,’ but that’s not what this is about,” Mayor Dan Borgmeyer said following a meeting with businesses and police. “This is just about volume.”

In the 1980s movie “Footloose,” an entire town banned dancing on religious and moral grounds. Borgmeyer’s reasons are more practical: Large numbers of partiers are being bused in from out of town and packing the streets trying to get into the clubs. It is making social distancing impossible.

“With St. Louis City and St...

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FBI’s Wray: No Evidence of National Voter Fraud by Mail

Taking a position that could once again put him at odds with President Donald Trump, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate panel Thuesday that history has not presented the bureau with any evidence of national voter fraud efforts in a major election, though the issue is on the “radar.”

We take all election threats seriously, whether it’s voter fraud, voter suppression, whether it’s in person, or by mail,” Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday. “Our role is to investigate the threat actors.

“We have not seen historically any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.”

Wray admitted “we have seen voter fraud at the local level from time to time,” so he stressed his comment “in no way be minimizing how...

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Mark Meadows: Some Dems Ready to Refuse SCOTUS Nominee

President Donald Trump wants to be sure that he appoints a justice that will uphold the Constitution and who won’t legislate from the bench, but there are some Democrats who will refuse to confirm whomever he picks to succeed late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday. 

“We have been working around-the-clock, late into the evening to try to make sure that the best nominee possible is put forward,” Meadows told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on “Outnumbered Overtime.” “We look forward to making that announcement as was mentioned on Saturday at 5 p.m.”

However, many Democrats have made up their minds that they will vote against the eventual nominee, said Meadows. 

“If it’s going to be a partisan event, I applaud them in saying they’re not going to me...

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Mnuchin Expects to Resume Talks With Pelosi on New Stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to resume talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to work on a compromise for a new round of stimulus for the U.S. economy, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Word of possible new negotiations came as Mnuchin told a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Thursday that a targeted pandemic relief package is “still needed.”

“If the Democrats are willing to sit down, I’m willing to sit down anytime for bipartisan legislation, let’s pass something quickly,” Mnuchin said.

Pelosi, at a news conference, expressed hope that there would be another round of talks, but gave no indication that Democrats would bend on their stance that the country needs $2.2 trillion in fresh aid. President Donald Trump has indicated he could back up to $1...

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