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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

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Biden Labels Youngkin ‘Acolyte’ of Trump at Virginia Rally

President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe at a rally in Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Biden portrayed Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin as an “acolyte” of former President Trump at a rally in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, a week before the general election. Biden spoke at a campaign rally in for former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe, who is running for a second term after serving as governor from 2014 to 2018. “How well do you know Terry’s opponent? Well, just remember this: I ran against Donald Trump. And Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump.” Biden told attendees. “Extremism can come in many forms,” Biden said later in the rally. “It can come in the rage driven to assault the Capitol. It can come in a smile and a fleece vest.” #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb034 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.2rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb034 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.45rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb034 { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; border-color: #cccccc; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb034 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #e92131; background-color: #e92131; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb21b .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.5rem; line-height: 1.7rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb21b .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.45rem; color: #000000; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb21b { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb21b .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #eba605; background-color: #eba605; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb2cf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.3rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #dd9933; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb2cf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.5rem; color: #2d2d2d; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb2cf { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; border-color: #999999; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb2cf .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #dd9933; background-color: #dd9933; color: #ffffff; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb378 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta label { font-size: 1.5rem; line-height: 1.7rem; color: #0f733c; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb378 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__cta p { font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 1.45rem; color: #2d2d2d; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb378 { background-color: #ffffff; border-width: 1px; border-color: #cccccc; } #inline-newsletter-nloptin-6178b892cb378 .inline-newsletter-subscribe__email-submit { border-color: #0f733c; background-color: #0f733c; color: #ffffff; } Biden’s comments come as polls show the two candidates locked in a tight race, with education issues coming to the fore. McAuliffe has drawn criticism from Republicans for arguing that parents shouldn’t have control over public school curriculum, while Youngkin has vowed to ban so-called Critical Race Theory from public schools. Students will not be taught “to view everything through a lens of race,” Youngkin said at a rally on Saturday. “Dr. Martin Luther King implored us to judge one another based on the content of our character and not the color of our skin. Therefore, on day one, I will ban critical race theory in our schools.” Send a tip to the news team at NR.

Pentagon Confirms at Least 439 Americans Remain in Afghanistan

People walk past a Taliban fighter at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 24, 2021. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) A Pentagon official confirmed during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that at least 439 Americans remain in Afghanistan, in what Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) labeled a “slow-motion hostage crisis.” U.S. undersecretary of defense Colin Kahl gave the number in response to questions by Senator Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The State Department told congressional staffers on Thursday that it was in contact with 363 Americans, 176 of whom wanted to leave the country. “One of the many confusing things about this whole thing is that we really don’t know how many Americans are left in Afghanistan. The administration’s number of U.S. citizens left in Afghanistan keeps changing,” Inhofe said at the Tuesday hearing. “The [Biden] administration always said 100 to 200 U.S. citizens left in Afghanistan, but it has already withdrawn 234 and is in contact with 363 others, 176 of whom want to leave.” Inhofe added, “Now if we can figure this out, you’re doing a lot better than I have done.” Kahl proceeded to testify that the State Department is currently in contact with 196 Americans who wish to leave Afghanistan and another 243 that the agency claims are “not ready” to leave, for a total of 439. “The Department of State is in contact with 196 American citizens who are ready to depart — and arrangements are being made for them to do so, either via air or over ground — and another 243 American citizens have been contacted and are not ready to depart, either because they want to stay in Afghanistan or aren’t ready,” Kahl told the committee. Biden-administration officials have repeatedly claimed that it is difficult to estimate the exact number of Americans in Afghanistan. Additionally, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress in September that “several thousand” U.S. green-card holders remained in Afghanistan. “President Biden is responsible for this slow-motion hostage crisis, and his indifference to the life-or-death situation these Americans face is morally indefensible,” Senator Sasse said in a statement after the Tuesday hearing. “Americans have been trapped behind Taliban lines for nearly two months, but nobody in the Biden Administration is owning the problem.” The Biden administration faced criticism for completing its withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on August 31, despite acknowledging that American citizens remained in the country. During the chaotic withdrawal, an ISIS suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. service members and close to 200 Afghans in a terror attack at the Kabul airport. The Pentagon admitted in September that a subsequent U.S. drone strike in Kabul killed an innocent aid worker and nine members of his extended family. Send a tip to the news team at NR.

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