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FRONTIERE-MIGRANTS CAMP – Hoping to stop the flow of migrants, the United States on Sunday attempted to block the Mexican border in a remote Texas town where thousands of Haitian refugees set up camp, but migrants quickly found others means of crossing nearby. . The attempt to close the border came as authorities also began to return some migrants to their countries of origin. By Juan A. Lozano, Eric Gay and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 1000 words, photos, video.
CONGRESS-BUDGET-HEALTH CARE – Dental care for the elderly with health insurance. No more rock bottom prices on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care. These are just a few of the healthcare changes Democrats want with President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. For the nearly 145 million Americans covered by government health programs, and countless more in their homes and communities, it could make a difference in quality of life for decades. But Democrats can only be successful if they bridge the divides between them. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Lisa Mascaro. SUBMITTED: 1,070 words, photos.
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Despite the still raging COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 world leaders are heading to New York for the annual high-level United Nations meeting. The challenges on the global agenda are daunting, from the escalating climate crisis and vaccine inequalities to Afghanistan’s uncertain future under its new Taliban rulers and to deepening conflicts in the South African region. Tigray in Ethiopia and Myanmar. SENT: 1,270 words, photo. WITH A GENERAL ASSEMBLY-THINGS TO WATCH (sent).
BIDEN-UNITED NATIONS – President Joe Biden is appearing before the United Nations this week, eager to advocate for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His advocacy for a greater global partnership comes at a time when allies are growing increasingly skeptical about the scale of the changes that US foreign policy has actually made since Donald Trump left the White House. By Aamer Madhani. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN – Kabul city government workers have been ordered to stay at home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the acting mayor of the capital said Afghan, detailing the latest restrictions imposed on women by the new Taliban leadership. By Kathy Gannon. SUBMITTED: 1,060 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK – Officials in the United States and the European Union are grappling with the same issue. This is how to maximize vaccination rates and end a pandemic that has repeatedly thwarted efforts to control it. President Joe Biden has issued extensive vaccination warrants in the United States. EU officials in many places are requiring people to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19 to participate in daily activities. By Raf Casert. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.
EMMY AWARDS – Cedric the Entertainer is hosting the 2021 Emmy Awards, where top nominees “The Crown” and “The Mandalorian” each hope for top dramatic honors. By television writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 460 words, photos, video. COMING SOON: Will be UPDATED, show starts at 8pm with EMMY AWARDS-THE LATEST; EMMY PRICE LIST; EMMY AWARDS-MODE.
SPAIN-VOLCANO – A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Atlantic Ocean, erupted on Sunday after a week of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations of 1,000 people as lava flows. lava were heading towards isolated houses on the mountain. SENT: 480 words, photos.
CHRIS-ROCK-COVID-19 – Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Urges Vaccination. SENT: 120 words, photo.
PHILIPPINES PACQUIAO – Filipino boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao has said he will run in the 2022 presidential election. SENT: 300 words, photos.
CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASES-EXHIBIT – The “Un (re) solved” exhibition focuses on murders committed during the civil rights era. SENT: 490 words, photos.
SOC – OBIT-GREAVES – Jimmy Greaves, one of England’s greatest scorers, dies at 81. SENT: 980 words, photos.
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VIRUS EPIDEMIC FESTIVAL – NEPAL – Tens of thousands of worshipers filled the ancient palace courtyard in the heart of the Nepalese capital to celebrate the feast of Indra Jatra, marking the return of the festival season in the Himalayan nation after its reduction due to the pandemic. SENT: 500 words, photos.
HOST ATTACKED-VACCINE EVIDENCE – New details have emerged of a scuffle outside a popular New York City restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant’s requirement as guests show proof of vaccination. SENT: 290 words.
FRANCE-US-SUB-MARINS – The French government spokesperson said that President Emmanuel Macron will meet with President Joe Biden in the coming days during their first contact since a major crisis erupted between France and the United States on a submarine agreement with Australia. SENT: 390 words, photo. With AUSTRALIA-SUBMARINES – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said France would have known Australia had “deep and serious concerns” that a fleet of submarines the French were building would not meet the needs of Australia. SENT: 520 words, photo.
CALIFORNIA RECALL DIVIDED STATE – California’s recall election was a resounding victory for Gov. Gavin Newsom who bolstered the state’s political divisions: Democratic governor garnered broad support in coastal areas and centers urban, while the rural and agricultural north inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him to leave. “It’s almost like two states,” political scientist Melissa Michelson of Menlo College said. SENT: 850 words, photos.
MISSING TRAVELER – More than 50 law enforcement officers began a second day of searching a large wildlife area near Florida’s Gulf Coast looking for a 23-year-old man whom authorities believe to be a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend who went missing while hiking across the country. SENT: 410 words, photos.
REL-SOUTH BAPTISTS-SEXUAL ABUSE – A new Southern Baptist Convention task force is overseeing a third-party investigation into how the denomination has handled allegations of sexual abuse. SENT: 870 words, photos.
WESTERN NATURE FIRES – The hot, dry weather has added to the challenges facing California firefighters as they fight to keep the flames from sinking further into a grove of ancient redwoods. SENT: 590 words, photos.
ELECTIONS IN RUSSIA – From the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, Russians in eleven time zones voted on Sunday on the third and final day of a nationwide election for a new parliament, a poll in which the ruling pro-Kremlin party is expected largely retain its majority after months of relentless repression of the opposition. SENT: 600 words, photos.
CANADA-ELECTION – On the last day of campaigning in a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned his Conservative opponents would weaken the country’s battle against the pandemic. Polls indicate that Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a close race with rival Tories and that it is unlikely Monday to secure the absolute majority needed to rule without relying on an opposition party to stay in power. SENT: 420 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN-MIGRATION-LESSONS LEARNED – Two men in their 30s who were part of a wave of mass migration to Europe in 2015 have hard-earned advice for their fellow Afghans who are now arriving after the takeover of their homeland by the Taliban. SUBMITTED: 1,250 words, photos.
KILLS OF ACTIVISTS IN INDONESIA – The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted activist with ties to the Islamic State group and one of its supporters, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said. SENT: 530 words, photos.
BRITTANY-US-CLIMATE – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the United States with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of the summit on the COP26 climate this autumn in Scotland. SENT: 390 words, photos.
NETHERLANDS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL – King Willem-Alexander officially unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic Jewish quarter in honor of more than 102,000 Dutch Holocaust victims, and the Prime Minister Dutchman promised that he would remind citizens today to be vigilant against anti-Semitism. SENT: 440 words, photos.
BRAZIL FAVELA 100TH ANNIVERSARY – One of Sao Paulo’s largest favelas celebrates its centenary – a sign of the permanence and resilience of poor communities that were once considered temporary. SENT: 790 words, photos.
YEMEN – The United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the executions of nine Yemenis by the country’s Houthi rebels. SENT: 500 words, photos.
ALGERIA-BOUTEFLIKA FUNERAL – Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been buried, quietly honored despite his expulsion from office in 2019 after two decades in power. SENT: 330 words, photos.
FBC – T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL SURVEY – Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in the Associated Press college football poll and Penn State jumped four spots to No.6. reigning national, Alabama, remained an overwhelming No. 1 after holding on to win in Florida. SENT: 720 words, photos.
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FILM-BOX OFFICE – “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the best box office movie for the third weekend in a row, but the muted reception of Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho” suggests that moviegoers more older people are still not so eager to go back to the movies. SENT: 410 words, photos.
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