An Army ranger faces murder charges for allegedly beating and choking to death a recently hired security guard during a vicious attack caught on surveillance video in Washington. Patrick Byrne, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was arraigned by video conference from his jail cell on Friday and a court-appointed attorney pleaded not guilty on his…

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Congressional Budget Office Beware of Budget Gimmicks in Push for Massive Spending Deals The contrivances let lawmakers claim they are being fiscally responsible while inflicting little pain on voters and contributors with tax increases or spending cuts By Alan Fram • Published July 24, 2021 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Senators fashioning a pair of…

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health care Health Care for Older Immigrants Sees Momentum Among States Among those under 65, roughly 46% of immigrants in the country illegally don’t have insurance, compared with about 25% of immigrants with legal status By Sophia Tareen • Published July 24, 2021 • Updated on July 24, 2021 at 12:11 pm AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar…

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Enlarge this image Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas. Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau Branden Paul has got the look. The dyed black pompadour. The bedazzled suit. The sunglasses. He’s an Elvis impersonator and,…

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Walking up the Avenue de l’Opera with the gargantuan Palais Garnier in the distance, it can be hard to imagine that this part of Paris could have small little streets with beauty on a smaller scale. But just around the corner from this storied palace of music is the single block Rue du Helder and…

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Alan Dershowitz has long been the go-to lawyer for prominent MAGA-world figures who are having trouble with the law—from legal advice to legal punditry. But when it comes to former President Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuit against the social media giants who booted him off their platforms, even Dershowitz is currently keeping his distance this time.…

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Enlarge this image Tom Manger, a veteran police chief of departments in the Washington, D.C., region, is seen Friday as he takes over the United States Capitol Police. J. Scott Applewhite/AP J. Scott Applewhite/AP The new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police on Friday defended the beleaguered agency, saying that the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection…

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Virginia Biden Campaigns for McAuliffe in Closely Watched Virginia Gubernatorial Race The contest is seen as an early test of the nation’s political climate a year after the fray of 2020 and ahead of the congressional midterm elections. Published July 23, 2021 • Updated on July 23, 2021 at 10:30 pm Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images President…

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