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Ahead of COVID mandate deadline, some servicemembers pursue religious waiver

Medical and religious exemptions are an option for members of the U.S. armed forces who want to continue to serve but not receive the COVID-19 vaccine as the Defense…

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Hundreds of Thousands of US Troops Still Unvaccinated as Deadlines Loom

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops remain unvaccinated as COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadlines loom, according to data reviewed by The Epoch Times. A Nov. 2 deadline for…

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Hilton man charged in January 6th Capitol attack due back in court

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Cody Mattice of Hilton is due back in federal court Friday with multiple pending charges in connection with the deadly January 6 attack at the U.S.…

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Archbishop for Catholic Church gives blessing to service members to deny COVID-19 vaccine on grounds of “cooperation with evil”

Men and women in the military have sought legal advice regarding a religious exemption when it comes to being required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and it appears that their…

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Catholic Troops Can Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine: Military Archbishop

U.S. troops who are Catholic can refuse to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the military’s archbishop said Tuesday. People can sincerely hold a religious belief “that…

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Navy Engineer and Wife May Face Life in Prison for Allegedly Trying to Sell Nuclear Sub Secrets

Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana will remain in custody until at least Friday for a detention hearing — and could spend the rest of their lives behind bars…

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How do religious vaccine exemptions work? Local legal experts weigh in after federal judge’s ruling on NY mandate

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — On Tuesday, a federal Judge in Utica ruled that religious vaccine exemptions can stay for New York health care workers. Justice David Hurd granted the…

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Checking-in on the Current MSPB Nominees and the Record-Setting Case Backlog

The record-setting lack of quorum with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is picking up some positive momentum for federal employees. The three President-appointed nominees…

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GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Exemptions to the Vaccine Mandate?

The Office of Personnel Management announced recently that November 9 will be the first day federal agencies can take disciplinary action against employees who refuse the COVID-19…

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Marine Officer Scheller Officially Charged with Contempt, Disrespect over Viral Videos

Lt. Col. Stu Scheller was formally charged by the Marine Corps on Wednesday with six violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and referred to a special court-martial,…

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