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Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland

Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley met his Russian counterpart for about six hours Wednesday in a “productive” meeting in Helsinki at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia. “When military leaders of great powers communicate, the world is a safer place,” Milley said after his meeting with…MORE

Democratic leaders, moderates and progressives headed to the White House at critical moment for the Biden agenda

Democratic leaders, moderates and progressives headed to the White House at critical moment for the Biden agenda

President Joe Biden is ramping up his outreach to a wide swath of key Democrats in the House and Senate on Wednesday, hosting multiple groups including leadership, progressives and moderates from both chambers at a key moment for his economic agenda. In a series of meetings starting mid-afternoon, Biden — a 36-year veteran of Capitol…MORE

Rev. Jesse Jackson expected to be discharged from rehab facility today

Rev. Jesse Jackson expected to be discharged from rehab facility today

Rev. Jesse Jackson is expected to be discharged from a rehabilitation facility this morning, according to a family spokesperson. Jackson was being treated at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after he and wife Jacqueline Jackson were hospitalized for Covid-19 in August. The couple were released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago early in September, with Jacqueline…MORE

‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy
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‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy

Early ’90s TV is hitting the refresh button this fall, in the case of “The Wonder Years,” delivering an impressive and ambitious ABC dramedy. Coming on the heels of Disney+’s “Doogie Howser, M.D.” reboot, the two shows join the earlier “One Day at a Time” in proving it’s possible to nostalgically recycle titles and still…MORE

The pandemic has hit the restaurant business hard. That’s creating an opportunity for some immigrant women in Denver
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The pandemic has hit the restaurant business hard. That’s creating an opportunity for some immigrant women in Denver

Most mornings, Silvia Hernandez barely has time to turn on the sign adorning her name at her eatery in Denver, Colorado. As breakfast orders come in, she’s working the flattop grill — flipping French toast, cracking eggs and warming tortillas for the green chile pork burritos that the regulars enjoy. “I love cumin (but) the…MORE

Biden set to hold high-stakes call with Macron amid diplomatic crisis
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Biden set to hold high-stakes call with Macron amid diplomatic crisis

President Joe Biden is set to hold his first conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday after a major diplomatic crisis exploded between the men over a deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The talks are expected to be tense. Macron has mostly withheld comment publicly on the dispute, waiting to air his…MORE

Ten current and former Black women officers sue DC police claiming racial and sexual discrimination
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Ten current and former Black women officers sue DC police claiming racial and sexual discrimination

A group of former and current Black women officers filed a class action lawsuit against the Washington, DC police on Wednesday claiming racial and sexual discrimination, a hostile workplace and a culture of intimidation. The 10 women say that while on the job at the Metropolitan Police Department they were subjected to a male-dominated “culture…MORE

Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there
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Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there

Conor McGregor swapped throwing punches for throwing pitches at Wrigley Field — without much success. The MMA star threw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ game on Tuesday, only for his attempt to sail high into the air towards the stands. “I cannot stop laughing at this,” fellow UFC fighter Justin Gaethje…MORE