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September 22, 2021

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, September 22 2021


U.S. F-16 fighter jets intercept Cessna during U.N. General Assembly

U.S. fighter jets escorted a small plane flown by a U.S. Army soldier out of restricted air space over New York City after it violated temporary flight restrictions put in place during the United Nations General Assembly.

US Fed Warns of ‘Severe Damage’ If Senators Allow Debt Default

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve called on lawmakers to raise the nation’s borrowing limit urgently on Wednesday, warning that failure to pay government debts would do “severe damage” to the economy.

As Vaccine Mandates Increase, Religious Exemptions Come Under Fire

Columbia University’s Robert Klitzman shared a tragic story with CNN Saturday of a woman riddled with cancer who reportedly refused to undergo medical procedures, relied on the power of prayer, and ultimately died.

Mayorkas Defends Biden Administration’s Use of Title 42 Expulsions for Haitian Migrants

During an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday evening, Department of Homeland Security secretary Mayorkas defended the Biden administration’s use of the Title 42 expulsions protocol for the massive influx of Haitian migrants who have poured across the border into Del Rio, Texas, in the last week.

Biden administration ‘strongly opposes’ honorable discharge for service members who refuse COVID-19 vaccine

The Biden administration has come out against an amendment to the defense budget that would prevent the Pentagon from dishonorably discharging service members who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

WH Aides Block Reporters From Asking Biden and Johnson Questions

Members of the White House press pool lodged a complaint with the White House on Tuesday after aides hurried them out of the Oval Office, moments after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden appeared to take questions from American reporters.

Texas School Mask Ban Sparks Civil Rights Probe From Biden Admin

The Biden administration has launched a civil rights investigation into whether or not Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s mask ban violates the rights of students with disabilities.

U.S. Space Force to take over SATCOM operations from Army, Navy

The U.S. Space Force will take over satellite communications billets, funding and mission responsibility from the U.S. Army and Navy, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

U.S. Appeals Court Erases Ruling Allowing Gun Sales to People Under 21

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday threw out its recent decision that a federal prohibition on firearms dealers selling guns to young adults under 21 was unconstitutional, deciding the case was now moot because both plaintiffs have reached that age.

U.S. congressional negotiations on police reforms fail

Negotiations in the U.S. Congress to tighten police practices following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have collapsed, Democratic Senator Cory Booker said on Wednesday, as President Joe Biden blamed Republicans for the failure.


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