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Democrats nationwide face plenty of red flags as they look to next year's midterm election: their hair-thin majorities in Congress that leave no margin for error, the midterm jinx against a president's party and now President Biden's polling slide. To their relief, polls indicate that California won't add to the alarms by ousting its Democratic governor for a Trumpian pretender. Even so, ...

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The government’s first responsibility is to protect human lives. So President Joe Biden on Thursday was right and right on time to lay down a simple “no jab, no job” COVID-19 vaccine ultimatum for the nation’s largest employer, Uncle Sam, as well as for federal contractors. His most sweeping mandate — a Labor Department rule requiring all private businesses with more than 100 employees make ...

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WASHINGTON — Democratic congressional leaders vowed to forge ahead this month with President Joe Biden’s economic plan despite deep divisions within the party and growing uncertainty about the overall size and scope of the tax and spending proposal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday didn’t specifically commit to the $3.5 trillion price tag included in a fiscal blueprint that very ...

Those of us who follow the machinations of the gun industry have a high tolerance threshold for immoral actions. But the latest legal maneuver by lawyers for Remington, being sued in Connecticut court for irresponsible marketing of its product by the families of Sandy Hook victims, is enough to leave even the most cynical person speechless. Defense attorneys trying to defend the gun-maker in a ...

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NEW YORK – Michael K. Williams, who famously played righteous stick-up man Omar Little in HBO’s “The Wire,” was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday. A relative found the 54-year-old actor dead in his apartment on Kent Ave. in Williamsburg about 2 p.m., cops said. Police found drug paraphernalia inside his apartment, sources said. The city medical examiner’s office will determine his ...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — A San Jose home where world-renowned rock band The Doobie Brothers got its start and wrote some of its biggest hits is poised to become a historic landmark. San Jose’s Historic Landmarks Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council declare the Craftsman-style home at 285 S. 12th St. a historic city landmark. The council will make the final ...

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In this world of snooping and snitching, truly private conversations are increasingly endangered. Apple devices once provided a refuge from all kinds of corporate and governmental prying, and the iconic Silicon Valley company had been studying how to block even itself from its users’ private communications by expanding end-to-end encryption — from the device to the cloud and back again — that ...