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Friday July 28th, 2023 morning edition

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein had to be corrected and told to vote during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Thursday.

The California Democrat, who has been in frail health following a shingles diagnosis in the spring, has appeared confused at times since her return to the Capitol.

During Thursday’s hearing, Feinstein was meant to cast her vote on the Defense Appropriations bill, requiring her to say “Aye” or “Nay,” when her name was called.

“Say aye,” she said, repeating herself three times to Feinstein.

Feinstein then started to read from prepared remarks, and was interrupted by an aide whispering in her ear.

“The senator was preoccupied, didn’t realize debate had just ended and a vote was called,” the spokesperson said.

“She started to give a statement, was informed it was a vote and then cast her vote.”. »

Trump Tried to Delete Mar-a-Lago Security Footage to Thwart Investigators

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De Oliveira allegedly told the employee something to the effect of “the boss” wanting the server containing the security footage “deleted.”

Last month, the former president pleaded not guilty to 42 federal counts related to his handling of classified material.

This story was updated at 7:45 p.m. to include additional details regarding charges brought against Trump, Walt Nauta, and Carlos de Oliveira. »

Sweden approves Torah burning in Stockholm outside Israeli embassy

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Stockholm police have granted a woman in her 50s permission to hold a public gathering outside the Israeli embassy on Friday during which the woman plans to “light the Torah with a lighter,” as reported by SVT Nyheter.

The woman stated in her application that the gathering is a “manifestation for children’s rights in Sweden that are systematically violated.”

Israelis take part in a protest against an article published in a Swedish newspaper outside Sweden's embassy in Tel Aviv August 24, 2009 (credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun). »

Workers at companies that tested out a 4-day workweek are happier and more efficient — and firms made more money. One lawmaker says it's 'here to stay.'

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Workers were happier and more efficient, and their firms ended up bringing in more in revenue.

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"This is very promising for the sustainability of this model, and we look forward to tracking companies' experiences well into the future. »

African Union calls on Russia to reinstate Ukrainian grain deal

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The African Union called today to urgently reinstate a United Nations-brokered deal allowing Ukraine to export millions of tons of grain that was terminated at Russia's behest.

"The problem of grains and fertilizers concerns everyone," Comoros President Azali Assoumani, who heads the 55-nation African Union, told Russian state newswire RIA Novosti.

He was speaking in St. Petersburg, where Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting a summit with African leaders. »