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Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said on ABC's "This Week" the GOP's willing to negotiate infrastructure but the talks must be "different from what we had on the rescue plan." ABC
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An internal Peace Corps report exposes deep problems at the agency when it comes to health care for volunteers returning home. Each year, some 1,400 volunteers come back sick or injured. Kris Van Cleave investigates the bureaucratic maze that's leaving some with little help and less support. CBS
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A new national poll out today shows Ted Cruz has emerged as the strongest challenger to Trump, at just five points behind. Ben Carson has fallen into fourth place, behind Marco Rubio. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman has the latest. CBS
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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter point, the first rate raise in more than nine years. CBS
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The settlement will allow plants in Georgia to move forward with plans to produce batteries for Ford and Volkswagen. CNBC
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Even as store traffic and vaccinations pick up, the global health crisis will continue to shape consumers' mindset and their purchases. CNBC
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Over 175.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States as of April 9, but many people still have questions about when to get the vaccine -- particularly if they have had Covid-19 over the past year. CNN
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So many people are moving to Texas during the pandemic, the housing market can hardly keep up. Many say they want less Covid-19 restrictions and a safe space for their politics. CNN
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Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson reacted to former President Donald Trump's attacks on top party leaders in his RNC spring retreat address, saying his remarks are "divisive" for elected GOP officials around the country. CNN
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An Arizona congressional aide was found dead along with his girlfriend, who was airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment, days after the couple went missing during a camping trip in Death Valley. FOX News
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Police and local leaders in several cities across the U.S. were bracing for "White Lives Matter" events that were reportedly planned for Sunday, according to reports. FOX News
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Officials in Iran cited the possibility of "sabotage" after the Natanz nuclear facility lost power on Sunday. UPI
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COVID-19 could kill another 618,523 in the United States by August, but mask use could save 14,000, a new model projects, as the country leads the world in total deaths. UPI


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April 11, 2021

      David Chipman, President Biden’s pick to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has made a series of controversial and partisan statements on social media over the years related to gun ownership and his experience in the law enforcement agency. Chipman, a gun-control advocate who was tapped by the commander-in-chief Thursday to oversee the agency that plays a major role in regulating guns, has a private Twitter account, so his tweets could not be accessed.

      His Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, however, were wide open. Chipman offered a few startling hot takes in 2019, one of which has already begun sparking outrage in light of his ATF appointment. The gun-control advocate, who once worked as a case agent in the Branch Davidian trial, answered questions on Reddit as part of an “Ask Me Anything” forum in September 2019. During that forum, he falsely claimed, without noting his time as a case agent for the trial, that Branch Davidian sect members had shot down two helicopters during the Waco Massacre.

     “At Waco, cult members used 2 .50 caliber Barretts to shoot down two Texas Air National Guard helicopters,” he wrote in an answer, “It is true we are fortunate they are not used in crime more often. While it is largely understood that Branch Davidian members shot at the helicopters, the vessels themselves did not go down. Most notably, no Barretts were recovered at the scene of the massacre. “Although all of the three helicopters sustained damage from weapons fire, none of the National Guard crews or ATF aboard were injured,” a 1996 House report conducted in tandem by the Oversight and Judiciary Committees found. Four ATF agents and 82 Branch Davidians died during the 51-day standoff, which began in late February 1993, when law enforcement and the Waco, Tx.-based religious cult engaged in a standoff as authorities tried to seize illegal weapons they believed the group was stockpiling.