ISIS fighters charges related to the hostage-taking and deaths of four Americans, the US government announced Wednesday.

Two high-profile ISIS fighters have been indicted on terrorism charges related to the hostage-taking and deaths of four Americans, the US government announced Wednesday.



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Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were part of an ISIS execution cell dubbed “the Beatles” because of their British accents, are expected to make their initial appearances in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday afternoon. They are in FBI custody.

Kotey and Elsheikh are charged for their involvement in the hostage-taking and murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and American aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller as well as British and Japanese nationals.

According to the indictment, they are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit hostage-taking resulting in death, four counts of hostage-taking resulting in death, one count of conspiracy to murder US citizens outside of the US, one count of conspiracy to provide material

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Poll: Many Americans blame virus crisis on US government

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The White House is seen in the background as sign of the National COVID-19 Remembrance, event at The Ellipse outside of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Washington.

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More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries are most at fault, a new poll shows.

The poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was conducted before President Donald Trump tested positive for the virus Friday and was hospitalized. Trump has downplayed the severity and impact of the pandemic in recent months.

Although many see plenty of blame to go around and there’s a wide bipartisan divide over who is responsible, 56% of Americans say the U.S. government has substantial

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Many Americans blame virus crisis on US government

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries are most at fault, a new poll shows.



The White House is seen in the background as sign of the National COVID-19 Remembrance, event at The Ellipse outside of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Washington. More Americans blame the U.S. government than foreign powers for the coronavirus crisis in United States, rejecting the Trump administration’s contention that China is most at fault for the spread of the disease. That's according to a new poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


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The White House is seen in the background as sign of the National COVID-19 Remembrance, event at The Ellipse outside of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Washington. More Americans blame the U.S. government than foreign powers for the coronavirus crisis in United States, rejecting the Trump administration’s contention that China is most at fault for the spread of the disease. That’s according to a new poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and

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More Americans blame the U.S. government than foreign nations for the country’s coronavirus crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries are most at fault, a new poll shows.

The poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was conducted before President Donald Trump tested positive for the virus Friday and was hospitalized. Trump has downplayed the severity and impact of the pandemic in recent months.

Although many see plenty of blame to go around and there’s a wide bipartisan divide over who is responsible, 56% of Americans say the U.S. government has substantial responsibility for the situation. That compares with 47% who place that much blame on the governments of other countries and only 39% who say the same about the World Health Organization.

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Majority of Americans blame U.S. government for state of COVID-19 pandemic

A majority of Americans say the U.S. government is to blame for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the country than foreign governments, according to a new UChicago Harris/AP-NORC Poll.

The poll, released Monday, found that 56% of people surveyed believe the U.S. government’s actions are a “significant cause” of the current situation.

The U.S. has reported the most number of COVID-19 cases than any other country with over 7.3 million cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. It has also reported the most deaths with more than 209,000.

The U.S. population currently stands at 328 million.

Just under half of people surveyed, 47%, said they believe another foreign government played a significant role in the existing state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., while 39% pointed to the World Health Organization to blame.

The organization polled 1,053 people for the survey between September 11 and 14,

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Poll: Many Americans Blame Virus Crisis on US Government | Political News

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries are most at fault, a new poll shows.

The poll by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was conducted before President Donald Trump tested positive for the virus Friday and was hospitalized. Trump has downplayed the severity and impact of the pandemic in recent months.

Although many see plenty of blame to go around and there’s a wide bipartisan divide over who is responsible, 56% of Americans say the U.S. government has substantial responsibility for the situation. That compares with 47% who place that much blame on the governments of other countries and only 39% who say the same

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Harvard poll finds Americans receptive to law-and-order message

Voters want to see immigrants with criminal records deported, want to see rioters and looters arrested and prosecuted, and want to see stiffer border security, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that suggests there’s ample room for President Trump to sell his law-and-order message — if he can break through questions about his character.

More than two-thirds hold a favorable opinion of police, compared to 51% for the Black Lives Matter movement. Antifa, the left-wing “ant-fascist” movement, has just 14% approval.

Voters also expect a second wave of coronavirus cases, but most still want their states to try to remain open anyway, rather than return to the crippling lockdowns of the spring, the poll found.

“Trump wins the issue vote, Biden wins on character,” the pollsters said, summing up the results of the survey of 1,314 registered voters, taken Sept. 22-24.

On the border, 72% said it needs to

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Americans want law and order, Democrats want to defund the police

Law and order has become one of the most important issues facing this year’s presidential election. Across the nation, we are seeing localities that have been completely taken over by radical groups because liberal politicians gave in to the demands of protestors and voted to defund the police.

Defunding the police is reckless and irresponsible. Yet several Democrats running for office are using this as a part of their platform, even though most Americans do not support abolishing police departments. Americans want law and order, and that is exactly what President Trump has promised to deliver.

Trump met with the brave members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) who know firsthand the trials and tribulations that Law Enforcement Officers in America are currently facing. During this event, New York City’s PBA proudly endorsed President Trump’s re-election campaign, further proving that he is the only candidate running for

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More Americans now favor single payer health coverage than in 2019

A majority of Americans continue to say the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage.

And since last year, there has been an increase – especially among Democrats – in the share saying health insurance should be provided by a single national program run by the government.

Majority of Democrats favor a single national government program to provide health care coverage

Pew Research Center asked these questions on a recent survey to understand Americans’ opinions about the federal government’s role in providing health care coverage. For this analysis, we conducted an online survey of 11,001 U.S. adults between July 27 and Aug. 2, 2020.

Everyone who took part is a member of the Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP), an online survey panel that is recruited through national, random sampling of residential addresses. This way nearly all U.S. adults have a chance of selection. The survey is weighted to be representative of the U.S. adult population by gender,

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Trump said in 2011 lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be ‘part of the game,’ though he paid nothing to the federal government for many years



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  • Trump said in a 2011 radio interview first reported by CNN that low-income Americans should pay taxes to be a “part of the game” and said half of the US wasn’t paying anything.
  • Trump also claimed he had recently signed “a big fat check” to pay off his taxes.
  • The Times said in a bombshell report Sunday that Trump paid nothing in federal income taxes for 10 of the 15 previous years.
  • Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, the first year of his presidency.
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Six years before assuming the presidency, Donald Trump said lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be “part of the game,” CNN first reported.

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Trump made the remarks during a radio interview with Sean Hannity, a conservative host.

“The amazing thing is that half

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