Police investigators in Haiti were combing the home of assassinated president Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday, hours after he was killed by unidentified gunmen. (July 7) …
The delta variant, a highly-transmissible mutation of COVID-19 initially detected in India earlier this year, is now the dominant strain in the United States.
A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa is making its way toward Georgia after making landfall in Florida—and while storm surge is still a worry, officials say the storm has not...
Eric Adams isn’t even mayor yet — but he’s already giving New York an earful.
Fundraising committees for House and Senate Republicans, as well as Trump, all sent out texts within minutes of Trump’s announcement.
Following their divorce, they will continue to work together for now at the foundation, which they gave an additional $15 billion in resources, and will add new independent trustees.
On Tuesday, the Italian national team became the first finalist of the European Championship, beating the Spanish team in a penalty shootout in the semifinals. Now in...
A container ship docked at Dubai's Jebel Ali port caught on fire Wednesday after an explosion that could be felt throughout the United Arab Emirates capital, local officials said.
The tournament’s eight-time champion was overpowered in his quarterfinal match on Centre Court, losing in straight sets to 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.
A federal district judge on Wednesday declined to enjoin the enforcement of some of Georgia's new voting regulations in the days leading up to runoff elections in the Peach State.
A federal judge found the United States Air Force 60% responsible for the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November 2017.
The foreign affairs department also reported 3 new recoveries and no new fatality.
The White House stunned many Americans this week when President Joe Biden talked about having a team of federal agents going "door-to-door" in …
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Russian state media said on Wednesday that there are no survivors from a plane crash in the far eastern part of the country.
Iran on Wednesday hosted the first significant talks in months between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives — a previously unannounced meeting that comes as …
Two U.S. soldiers were injured during a rocket attack on Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq Wednesday, Army officials reported.
A series …
The shooting occurred early Wednesday morning, officials said.
I offer you this article as a respite from the plethora of clickbait that has sprung up like little mushrooms around the unfortunate U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who just last week tested positive for THC, and banned by the United States Doping Agency.
Six months into President Biden's tenure, Wall Street remains divided over the likelihood one of his campaign promises: Higher taxes.
Calling a special session of the Legislature, Gov. Greg Abbott commenced a fierce political clash as state Republicans seek to restrict voting, transgender rights and how racism is taught.
The Biden administration is not yet saying it supports a return of COVID-inspired lockdowns, but it is not opposing them, either.
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Associated Press reporter Matt Lee called out State Department spokesman Ned Price in a heated exchange during a briefing Tuesday.
Lee presented several challenges to Price’s …
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Jehovah’s Witnesses will have new competition at the doorstep as the Biden administration begins a “door-to-door” strategy to ensure Americans... The administration's new strategy has Republican lawmakers criticizing it as government overreach, even as Dems say it's not enough.
Expert says California's policies inspired similar practices in Nazi Germany.
California’s new budget awaiting Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature includes reparations for people who …
President Joe Biden pitched his proposed investments in families and education at an Illinois community college on Wednesday, telling residents of the swing district that …
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has requested a meeting with executives from the Walt Disney Corporation and ESPN while expressing "outrage" over a recent New York Times …
The New York Supreme Court suspended Giuliani’s license over his “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the election.
Isaac Herzog said he was humbled and thrilled as he was sworn in as Israels 11th presidentHerzog said his mission was to do everything
The Tokyo Olympics are set to begin on July 23, but there is still much that is up in the air on how the Games …
The extension of the lockdown, which covers Australia’s largest city and some nearby communities, means most children will not return to school next week following their midyear break.
Peshawar: Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government on Wednesday condoled the demise of legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar, saying he will
“You’re saying, ‘You have to teach the history of Holocaust, but you can’t teach the history of institutionalized, deeply embedded racism in the United States. …
The only African country that has confirmed the detection of the Lambda Covid-19 variant is Egypt.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday revived the GOP's thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in America's biggest red state after…
The Biden administration told a British court that the WikiLeaks founder would not be isolated and could serve out any sentence in Australia.
PORT-AU-PRINCE HAITI - Haitian President Jovenel Moiumlse a former banana producer and political neophyte who ruled Haiti for
As part of the COVID stimulus plan passed by Congress a few months ago, if you have have children under the age of 18, you may quality for a child tax credit from the IRS.
Among the coronavirus measures that the ministers are expected to discuss is the option of additional tests for all those entering Israel from abroad four …
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President Biden plans to sign an executive order to crack down on noncompete agreements used by employers to prevent their employees from moving to rival …
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Those who accompany the president, the staff aids and volunteers, play no less critical of a role in their success. Here is a list of …
Question my sanity, but I'm considering running in this election to recall California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Here's a big reason why.
Pennsylvania's Democratic top prosecutor slammed a state GOP senator's call for a "forensic audit" of the 2020 election as a "sham," "partisan fishing expedition," and waste of taxpayer money.
This is the fourth antitrust lawsuit U.S. government enforcers have filed against Google in the last year.
Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt because he defied a court order for him to testify before a judicial commission investigating widespread allegations of corruption durin…
Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given civil aviation portfolio, while Ashwini Vaishnaw will now handle two ministries – railways and information and technology.
Kabul: The US has completed “more than 90 per cent” of its entire withdrawal from Afghanistan, informed the United States Central Command
It has indulged in cyberattacks on the United States and is viciously stripping Hong Kong of freedom, independence and rule of law.
Things to know about the hockey competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
One gold in each tournament.
Argentina became the first …
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A GOP congressman from Texas said in a secretly taped video that he supports blocking Democrats with "18 months of …
The community of Kennesaw, Georgia, is "on edge," per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , as police continue to search for the suspect in a triple homicide Saturday...
(GO ERIE) -- A Republican Pennsylvania legislator who has led the effort questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election said on Wednesday that he …
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) believes Democrats use climate change, which he associated with the word “bullshit,” and the Chinese coronavirus to create a “state …
The president of the nation’s second-largest teachers union claimed that critical race theory is not being taught in public K-12 institutions and blamed …
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the league’s relationship with China in a press conference Tuesday night prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals between …
Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott (D) on Wednesday launched a primary challenge against eight-term Rep. John Yarmuth (D), chairman of the House Budget Committee.
Gov Cuomo has signed an executive order declaring a "first-in-the-nation" disaster emergency on gun violence. It is just another 2A assault.
The meeting comes as several recent attacks test the red lines set by President Biden during his high-stakes summit with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia last month.
The saying "No Jews, No news" unfortunately describes this worldview all too well.
The tax agency faced a "challenging" year, leading to a growing backlog of tax returns, the taxpayer advocate says.
Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder accused fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe of blocking Black candidates in the state's June primary and criticized the gubernatorial nominee …
The most significant regulator of combat sports has made a huge move in the way it deals with ...
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven narrowly won support from lawmakers Wednesday to form a new government after leading the country in a caretaking capacity since …
A recent poll shows voters support Ron DeSantis to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee today, assuming former President Donald Trump does not run.
A rare rift among Federal Reserve officials came to light in the minutes of the central bank’s June meeting that were released Wednesday.
Fed officials …
England, one of the tournament favorites, and Denmark, one of its biggest surprises, are playing today in London. The winner will face Italy in Sunday’s final.
House Republicans unveiled an agenda Wednesday aimed at curbing the influence of Big Tech companies.
Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee led by Ohio Rep. …
The UN Security Council might convene an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise
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The Defense Department confirmed that it notified Afghan officials about pulling US forces from Bagram Airfield — but didn’t inform them of the exact timetable …
The Canadian border has been closed to all but essential travel since March 2020 but lawmakers believe it is time to reopen it.
A new video produced by the House Republican Conference highlights prominent Democrats’ support for defunding police amid a spike in crime and the White House’s …
Chinese developers have been buying up U.S. farmland and other agricultural properties for years, sparking concerns among farmers and lawmakers as tensions between the …
More than 535 people have been arrested so far in what the government calls "the most complex investigation ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Workers removed a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., a former Virginia governor, U.S. senator and staunch segregationist, from the state’s…
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Britain said on Wednesday it would provide genomic sequencing support to Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Pakistan to help identify, assess and track new variants …
Sao Paulo: Brazilian researchers have found that tissues which specialise in saliva production and secretion can serve as reservoirs for SARS-CoV-2, the
Six months have passed since the Capitol insurrection. In that time, members of Congress sought to create a bipartisan independent commission to investigate the attack, …
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Katie Britt announced that she raised $2.24 million since launching her campaign, shattering the state’s quarterly fundraising records.
Britt, the …
A congressman who introduced a bill that would bar mandatory vaccination says he's been contacted by military members who say they will quit of …
Federal judges in three states have put on hold a Biden administration program that forgives farm loans on the basis of race.
The American Rescue Plan Act …
Mayor Evelio Leonardia appealed to the national government to send additional vaccines to the city as its number of COVID-19 cases rises.
In a …
An expert on why ransomware is a threat with international political implications.
Chinese authorities locked down a city bordering Myanmar on Wednesday, shutting most businesses and requiring residents to stay at home as a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 …
Former president Jacob Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court for defying an order to appear before the State Capture Inquiry. Read these 10 articles for an in-depth understanding of the story.
Two German men arrested in Thailand are expected to be extradited to Germany on suspicion of being part of a European drug trafficking gang, immigration …
Earlier this month, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US and NATO countries of turning the Black Sea into "a zone of military confrontation".
German investigators on Wednesday raided the homes of two acquaintances of an Islamic State group sympathizer who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in November, …
Argentina skipper Lionel Messi will have another opportunity to win his maiden major international title against Brazil on Saturday after leading his national team to...
Rachel Maddow Show: The Pentagon "JEDI" contract pointed to one of Donald Trump's more provocative abuses of power. Now, it's over.
For decades, frequent disagreements between the Gulf state government and parliament have resulted in cabinet reshuffles and parliament dissolutions, stifling...
Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn announced a reoccurrence of his kidney cancer on Wednesday. The Minnesota lawmaker was first diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer on February 15, 2019, and had been receiving care at Rochester's Mayo Clinic.
His earned-run average balloons to 6.30 after giving up seven runs in 1 2⁄3 innings Tuesday.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The most improvised Copa América will have the final most of the fans dreamed of. Brazil and Argentina play for the South American title on…
Beijing: Companies including internet giants Alibaba and Tencent were fined Wednesday by anti-monopoly regulators
Relations between the two nations began to decline in 2020 when Australia called for an independent investigation of the coronavirus pandemic's origins.
The contingent includes the defending gold-medal-winning men's rugby sevens team as COVID-19 regulations in Asia have forced altered travel arrangements.
The indictment of the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer has received a lot of press, and properly so. But while the media has been focused …
Contestants from 14 of Mexico’s 32 states at a Miss Mexico contest tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua...
Two prime ministers, two Constitutions and many questions as Haiti ponders its next steps.
President Joe Biden faces his toughest mission yet in the fight to deliver the United States from Covid-19 -- depoliticizing the pandemic.
England will be hoping to use home advantage to overcome Denmark in the Euro 2020 semifinal on Wednesday night. The winner will play Italy, who overcame Spain in a...
New Delhi: Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and labour minister Santosh Gangwar have resigned from the union cabinet ahead of the scheduled
The president is set to meet with leaders of national civil rights organizations, including the NAACP, the National Action Network, the National Urban League and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.
MSNBC, which frequently accuses its critics of spreading foreign propaganda, saw one of its own prime time hosts share a Chinese government “news” agency’s image …
The former president is obscuring the very real legal problems he has with imaginary ones he wants.
House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was among politicians who pledged support for President Rodrigo Duterte's plans in the 2022 elections, during a meeting of their political party, the PDP-Laban, on Tuesday.
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The Biden administration launched airstrikes against Iran-linked militias in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday, reportedly killing five …
Christopher Gifford, 21, faces 40 charges for violating a state statute regulating the ownership of venomous reptiles.
Coale previously made substantial donations to Democratic Party organizations and politicians. Then Barack Obama won the 2008 primary.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests and callers about UAPs, the fate of Afghanistan and the political ambitions...
A former senior official at the Treasury Department’s sanctions program has been hired by a Chinese firm with alleged ties to the Chinese military.
Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Primetime , Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance accused Google of “conspiring …
Just before his inauguration on Wednesday, Herzog received a one-of-a-kind NFT with a copy of the original oath signed by his late …
In announcing the "tragic milestone," the WHO chief slammed rich nations for "abhorrent" vaccine hording while many countries go without.
President Rodrigo Duterte has officially pegged the size of the Philippine population at 109 million, based on a document that Malacañang released on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the US media claimed that a hacker group, allegedly linked to the Russian government, breached the Republican National Committee during the Keseya attack.
An ally of former President Donald Trump who served as America's ambassador to Denmark during the Trump administration is now running for the U. …
No injuries have been reported, state police said.
Given the scale of the policy challenges facing the UK government, it is a surprise to see it turn its attention to one of the most niche and little-known constitutional questions of our times. Senior figures have confirmed that the government may remove the rules introduced by David Cameron that limit the possibility of legislation on English matters being passed without the
Despite its name, the 'TEXAS Outdoor Musical' at Palo Duro Canyon State Park is not just about the Lone Star State. It's just what America needs today.
The Biden administration hosted the most senior Saudi official to arrive in Washington since the White House distanced itself earlier this year from the kingdom and its defacto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a visit that may signal yet another recalibration in the fraught relationship.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano has asked counties to turn over their materials by July 31 and could issue subpoenas if they don’t.
Democrats have to get tougher by sounding the alarm about collapsing bridges and dangerous roads in each GOP district and state. Democrats have to get tougher by sounding the alarm about collapsing bridges and dangerous roads in each GOP district and state.
Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida told a Japanese court on Wednesday that the company’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, had held too much power, failed to …
After Beijing removed it from app stores over data concerns, the newly listed ride-hailing platform could face further scrutiny in China — and in the United States.
The provincial government of Aklan on Wednesday said visitors to the resort island of Boracay are still required to submit a negative swab test for COVID-19 …
If you're already cringing at the price of gas, we have bad news.\u00a0National experts say gas prices will continue to rise this summer.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill enhancing the powers and functions of the Joint Congressional Energy Commission (JCEC).
Republic Act No. 11571, …
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Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne, D- Iowa , falsely claimed the Republican Party has "way more dark money" than the Democratic Party this past weekend.
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The avalanche of election falsehoods in the 2022 campaign comes as Republican-led states enact new voting restrictions.
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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ayman Sousan "stressed the need to raise a loud voice over the violations of the Turkish and American occupation forces against the Syrian people."
Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM has appealed to British government to provide security to its founder Altaf Hussain following a threat of killing him by Pakistan
France is handing out third shots of the two-dose vaccines to cancer patients and others with immune system impairments. In the United States, patients like these are on their own.
The Japanese government has committed 329 million yen (around P143 million) for scholarships for young Filipino government officials who want to pursue postgraduate studies in Japan. …
Across the eastern and mid-Atlantic United States, songbirds are dying and scientists are asking for the public's help to understand why.
In Kentucky, …
OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue up to $307 million in grants and low-interest loans in an effort to modernize…
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is a fan of the rich man's space race.
The International Swimming Federation says it's reviewing its decision to ban from competition a swimming cap designed to accommodate natural Black hair after critics claimed...
There is no timeline yet for lifting COVID-19 restrictions nationwide as it would all depend on the progress of the government’s coronavirus vaccination campaign, …
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is administering Pfizer shots to people who were left waiting after receiving their first AstraZeneca doses earlier this year.
Boy, is Queens Borough President Donovan Richards a sore winner — especially for a guy whose “win” isn’t truly in the bank yet.
After updated-but-not-final …
Lukashenko has led the authoritarian government of Belarus since 1994 and has been accused of antisemitism on multiple occasions in the past.
Michigan's top government oversight official is investigating the number of residents who died from COVID-19 in nursing homes as a result of a …
TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- A council member using a saw cut into a 115-year-old Confederate memorial at the center of historic Tuskegee on Wednesday but …
A former chief strategist for President George W. Bush believes the riot at the Capitol building on Jan. 6 was worse than the 9/11 …
Queen Elizabeth II confirmed during a parliamentary speech in May that newly-proposed laws in Parliament would "ensure the UK has, and promotes, the highest standards...
A Business Insider list of former President Donald Trump’s officials tracks where these figures are working since departing the administration, warning that like Trump, these …
Former Secretary of State and twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed Wednesday that Republican-led voter integrity bills in several states represent a “clear …
CANNES, France (AP) — “I got one thing to say before I sit down,” said Spike Lee during the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony. "I wish I could speak French…
Jordan’s state security court is to issue its verdict in a high-profile sedition case against a former senior official and a member of the …
A group of artists came together in Denmark to build what is believed to be the world's tallest sandcastle, standing 69.4 feet high.
Believe it or not, in a state that produces more cheese than any other, there is no official state cheese.
The former Schlitz-tied tavern in Lake View couldn’t bounce back from the pandemic despite getting state and federal money.
"Machete" star Danny Trejo remembers having a hypnosis session with Charles Manson in jail in his new memoir, "Trejo."
Corporations can afford robots. Their competitors often cannot.
An angry mob interrupted a Granite School District board meeting in May – when the mask mandate wasn't even on the agenda.
President Biden is meeting with Chicago ’s mayor on Wednesday, in the wake of an extremely violent holiday weekend in the nation’s third most populous …
The tribes contend that more than a third of the electricity will be produced from dams on land the tribes never ceded to the Canadian government.
MADRID (AP) — Losing big matches inevitably leads to questions about the future. With Pedri González, Spain already seems to have the answer. Still only 18…
Eric Kaufmann, a professor and Manhattan Institute fellow, writes for National Review that the government should enforce anti-discrimination laws to protect Trump supporters from discrimination at work and in schools.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Wednesday appointed a lawmaker from his allied party as his deputy, in what is seen as a calculated bid …
Radicalism is a more serious problem than aversion to change.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a virtual meeting on July 6 with seven Uyghurs including internment camp survivors, and expressed the United States’ …
The case fueled a fierce debate about free speech and blasphemy in the country.
Driverless robots will soon deliver food to students on college campuses in the United States after Russian tech giant Yandex and online food-ordering company GrubHub …
The murder of the high-profile lawyer and wife of a former federal minister in the upscale Delhi neighbourhood of Vasant Vihar has raised questions on the effectiveness...
Read more about China indulging in 'unrestricted warfare' against India, says report on Business Standard. Two Chinese officers in 1999 put forward different methods to beat the US, these were the methods that could be used by nations that could not compete with the West in terms of military
Wingtech Technology is heavily backed by the Chinese Communist Party, according to analysis from Chinese investment screening specialists Datenna.
Both opponents and supporters of the Haitian president saw his assassination as a worrisome sign that the already fragile country was descending into greater turmoil.
States have enacted a record number of pro-life bills in 2021 as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its verdict on the constitutionality of …
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If you're planning to travel to Egypt, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite public unrest and fragile political support, in the months before President Jovenal Moïse was killed he was pursing an aggressive agenda that included rewriting …
Hyderabad: Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Malkajigiri, Anumula Revanth Reddy on Wednesday took charge as the chief of Telangana Pradesh
The situation in the Gulf of Mexico just got worse. The Mexican government has been attempting to put out the massive fire
BEIJING July 7 Xinhua -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday evening that maintaining and growing a sound relationship between China and the Czech Re
Rane (69) began his political career as a 'shakha pramukh' (local ward chief) in the Sena and rose up the ranks to become chief minister at the fag end of the Shiv Sena-BJP government's term in 1999.
WINDHOEK July 6 Xinhua -- Tobie Aupindi a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Namibia ruling SWAPO Party on Tuesday commended Ch
Governor Newsom will kick off a "Clean California Day of Action" in Contra Costa County this morning.
Hyderabad: Tension prevailed near Telangana Chief Minister's official residence here on Wednesday as a large number of outsourcing nurses whose services
Lionel Messi, 34, remains in the hunt for his first senior title with Argentina after a tense penalty shootout win over Colombia on Tuesday.
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The fundraising arm of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has endorsed Cuyahoga County Council Representative Shontel Brown as she prepares to face Nina Turner in …
Progressive political activist Gregory Karr on Wednesday launched a campaign against incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Wilson in South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
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The Housing Minister has accused the opposition of “scaremongering” over controversial legislative changes to allow “cuckoo funds” that lease properties back to the state to avoid stamp duty.
The ANC's National Executive Committee has instituted disciplinary action against Carl Niehaus and temporarily suspended him from the party.
Interested and eligible candidates can register on National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) portal mhrdnats.gov.in till July 20.
Read more about Bengal Budget FY 22: Govt grants road tax waiver, stamp duty rebate on Business Standard. The government has also proposed to reduce stamp duty by two per cent for registration of deeds, while circle rate was slashed by ten per cent.
It has been well over a year since Lucas Herbert, the Australian golfer who won the Irish Open last week and is playing in this …
On this episode of "Intelligence Matters," Sigal Mandelker offered her suggestions on how the Biden administration can protect the U.S. from ransomware.
Read more about Board of Redington India approves bonus issue in ratio of 1:1 on Business Standard. At meeting held on 07 July 2021
—Forward Bienvenido Marañon has been granted Filipino citizenship following the approval of his naturalization process Wednesday.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11570 granting Philippine …
Read more about VVDN gets approval under PLI Scheme for IT hardware manufacturing on Business Standard. Gurugram (Haryana) [India], July 7 (ANI/PRNewswire): VVDN Technologies, a premier electronic product engineering and manufacturing company, has been approved by the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) under the Production
The angel's in the details of how you make it your own (but you sure do want to try this version with cornmeal)
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Uber and Lyft could be avoiding a combined $153 million in taxes every year in Canada, according to a new …
Two of Iraq largest oil producers - BP and Russia Lukoil - hope to sell their assets in the country Iraqi oil minister Ihsan Ismael has said
The state Assembly has begun to hire new staffers to handle a flood of requests from California workers scrambling to process unemployment claims amid coronavirus-linked business shutdowns.
Congressional Democrats and their media allies are using Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's anti-fraud voting laws as a pretext to ram …
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Vermont is set to become the first US state to vaccinate 75% of its population with at least one dose — …
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The Declaration of Independence elucidates certain inalienable rights, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The document …
Yes, the Delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than half of new cases in the United States. And yes, vaccinations appear to have plateaued -- with the Biden administration having missed its goal of 70% of Americans with at least one shot of the vaccine.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister said Wednesday he will urge the U.N. Security Council to require Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to negotiate a binding…
Drama is unfolding in the Old Dominion , and it’s taking center stage around the Virginia Bar Association’s (VBA) upcoming gubernatorial debate.
Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, …
'We have more planes coming over Peaks Island now than we have at any time in our history,' said one resident.
What often stands between Haiti and economic success is the rest of the world.
A still-incarcerated convicted murderer made history in the nation’s capital when voters recently elected him to one of the District of Columbia’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, …
As tension with neighboring Belarus escalates, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte announced Wednesday that a "physical barrier" will be constructed along their...
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Sebastian Joseph-Day has proven to be valuable for the Los Angeles Rams, but he's been tabbed as a "breakout" candidate by one national publication for 2021.
But the compromise still encourages the development of offshore wind technology in federal waters off Maine.
Stacie Marshall, who inherited a Georgia farm, is trying on a small scale to address a generations-old wrong that still bedevils the nation.
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A bill aims to create new rules for California’s mostly unregulated debt settlement industry. AB 1405, expected to pass through Senate committees, comes at a time when the industry expects to see a…
The Minnesota Senate on Wednesday closed out a legislative special session without taking on a set of planned commissioner confirmations and officially ending legislative action after nearly a mont…
The Biden administration is scrambling this week to defend its rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan amid a string of Taliban victories that have left the nation’s …
Growth forecasts for the Philippines collected by Barcelona-based FocusEconomics showed below-target consensus expectations averaging 5.6 percent for 2021, mainly due to sluggish …
"If Hungary does not rectify the situation, the commission will use its powers available as the guardian of the treaties."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and deputy chief of the Hamas political bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk have discussed the situation in...
Contracts with European defense contractor MBDA UK will improve missile capabilities of the British Royal Navy's destroyers, the British Defense Ministry announced.
Prices are getting unaffordable from New York to New Zealand.
The town named its community pool after Richards, who guided his teams to 11 state championships and was named Maine Swimming Coach of the Year eight times.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) is skipping the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, this weekend, citing family obligations.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a former civil rights attorney aiming to change the criminal justice system, is the target of a movement to allow …
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You’ve probably heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , …
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commissioners from four Oregon counties have appointed an aide to former state Rep. Mike Nearman to fill the seat left open after the…
A high-profile group of Canadian and international leaders is assembling around the initiative with an objective of moving the needle when it comes to …
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With July underway, summer is in …
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June was full of big milestones— …
A major combat sports regulator will no longer discipline fighters who have THC in their systems.
The dead and unaccounted for residents of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, reflect the area's rich cultural diversity. The international tragedy has touched members of a tight-knit Jewish community and families from as far away as Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia.
She’s got a cellmate for a soulmate.
A Netherlands woman redefined the term “cellmate” after getting engaged to a US prisoner she’s never met — …
Read more about China designates 25% of its territory for environmental protection on Business Standard. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment was tasked with identifying areas in need of protection a decade ago
Violent crime in the United States shot up last year as the pandemic raged. Major cities across the country saw a more than 30% jump in homicides as well as increases in aggravated assaults, according to a January report from the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice.
USA gymnastics released the official summary of the selection committee’s meeting held after the Olympic Trials that determined which gymnasts made the U.S. team
The man poised to serve as Manhattan's next district attorney has proposed scaling back a series of law enforcement efforts while the city undergoes …
A survey by Crypto Head, a crypto education site, ranked the U.S. first followed by Cypress, Singapore and Hong Kong,
Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on Aug. 1 after 41/2 years in charge of the state Department of Public Safety.
Nine million people in Ho Chi Minh City have been ordered into lockdown, state media said Wednesday, as the commercial hub struggles to contain Vietnam’s …
Officials in a district of Shanghai, China, are warning residents to keep a safe distance from a wild monkey spotted wandering areas of the city.
Wealthy Americans can claim tax deductions for preserving land.
Famed pro-baseball player and manager Ozzie Guillen came to the United States from Caracas, Venezuela, when he was 16-years-old and later became …
When it comes to politicians, it’s essential to look at those on the other side of the political aisle and decide with whom we can …
Denmark and Italy borrowed ideas from Spain. Spain has learned from Germany. And England has taken everything it can from anywhere it can get it.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) on Wednesday said he thinks it will be challenging for Congress to sign off on an international tax deal, as …
Rep. Jesús García (D-IL) says he will not support a reconciliation spending package, which only would need majority support in the Senate, that does …
Two high-profile conservative legal activists claim the Department of Justice (DOJ) is using a double standard in its treatment of those detained regarding the Jan. …
America's rising crime rate and the future of policing are subjects of political debate, while police agencies across the nation face cyber threats.
Alameda City Council voted to limit its police department's response to mental health emergencies and launch a pilot program for non-violent calls.
It's pretty clear that Hunter Biden's corrupt foreign influence peddling benefitted the current president of the United States.
'He is safe and carrying on his duties scientifically'
Hezbollah is the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world, and has a stranglehold on part of Lebanon. However, every country has extremists and local …
Montenegro is negotiating with “a number of Western banks from Europe and the United States” to refinance almost a billion dollars in loans taken out …
Today’s referee is a police inspector from the Netherlands, Danny Makkelie. He will be a familiar face to England’s players, having worked their victory against Germany …
Former Democrat Rep. Harley Rouda (CA), while in office last year, missed federally mandated deadlines that require congressional representatives to report stock trades, according to a …
A panel discussion on Russian exports to Germany has been held at INNOPROM 2021.
The families of Venezuela n school children living in poverty this week began receiving food rations from a United Nations agency.
The parents or guardians …
Israel's borders have been closed to foreign nationals for over a year. "Tourists can already enter as part of groups," said Israel's coronavirus …
“I don’t know how to say this delicately, but I really do think every sentence you said is demonstrably false"
An energy policy expert debunked …
In a world of increasing consolidation, independent creators should be nurtured and amplified, Gunpowder & Sky CEO Van Toffler writes
Claudia Webbe was elected Labour MP for Leicester East in 2019, replacing her disgraced party-mate Keith Vaz. But she refused to step down from her borough council seat...
The container ship that blocked one of the world's busiest waterways for six days departed Egypt's Great Bitter Lake after a signing ceremony between its owners and the Suez Canal Authority.
Lapid’s decision to slam the Poles over this latest piece of legislation shows that he has no intention of changing his tune on these issues, …
Should Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita accept, it would mark the first arrival of a Moroccan foreign minister in Israel. …
Gun-toting young Trump enthusiast outraged — for some reason, ex-president's staff has barred her from rallies
Japan took the title for the world's most powerful passport, granting access to 193 countries, according to the Henley Passport Index . Singapore ranked second …
Among the many contentious issues the new government now faces, two in particular will test its ability to forge compromise across a fractured ideological landscape. …
Italian lawmakers on Wednesday formally called on the government to grant citizenship to an Egyptian student and human rights activist enrolled at an Italian university, …
Economists say it's too soon to tell if state withdrawals from federal benefit programs are having an impact on job growth.
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has postponed the voter registration weekend by two weeks in light of the third wave of Covid-19.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Dec. 6. 1492 — Christopher Columbus lands on a Caribbean island that the Indigenous Tainos called Quisqueya. The Spanish enslave the Tainos …
New Delhi: As petrol price crossed the Rs 100-mark in Delhi, the Congress on Wednesday hit out at the government accusing it of "tax extortion" and
Many American sports fans have been aghast at the news that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee has disqualified America’s fastest woman, Sha’Carri Richardson, from the women’s 100-m…
Saudi Arabia tried to broker a deal to resolve the crisis between Fatah and Hamas but failed. Hamas has now tilted toward the Islamic Republic …
Twitter temporarily suspended a New Zealand professor after she mocked the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jingping.
Anne-Marie Brady, …
The 46-year-old was the president of the BCCI between May 2016 and February 2017.
A bilateral defense treaty between China and North Korea remains in effect, Beijing said ahead of the 60th anniversary of the agreement signing.
The reopening of camps represents the beginning of the return to normalcy and creation of the sacred camp community.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian National has made its final pitch to regulators for preliminary approval of its $33.6 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern…
The 51-year old Indian maestro is playing his first over-the-board event in over one year.
My home state feels unrecognizable. And it’s only getting worse.
Russian political prisoner Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen and former Marine, will reportedly request to serve the remainder of his sentence in the U. …
Israel is set to send 700,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COIVD-19 vaccine to South Korea after the two nations signed a deal Tuesday. …
The news comes a day after an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the company is building a warehouse in Council Bluffs
The nation's third-largest school district plans to offer five days a week of in-person instruction and says the goal is to vaccinate as many students as possible.
Republicans in the Michigan Senate heard hours of testimony from clerks and voting rights advocates on election bills. Here's where things stand.
As China’s economic and digital web continues to expand, the political establishment must adopt a more open posture. China’s political elite should overcome their reclusive impulses, open up further and make themselves better understood by an attentive yet wary world.
Obama, ChiComs, and Dominion Voting
How many politicians are NOT taking mad stacks from the Chinese? Brian McKeon, one of Obama’s lickspittles who once served as the “deputy director for v...
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Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams on Wednesday fired back at left-wing activist Touré for scoffing at his law enforcement background — and ripped Gov. …
Insurrection (noun): an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.
That's Merriam-Webster talking, an institution that knows a …
As the United States celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, the media continued to warn Americans of an allegedly all-powerful plot by Russian intelligence …
Starz has promoted Superna Kalle from executive VP international digital networks, to president, international networks.
The Eswatini government has shifted toward releasing more information on the protests, but activists continue to dispute the state’s account.
The judges said that the tourists may spread the Delta plus variant of the coronavirus in the state.
Multiawarded independent filmmaker Lav Diaz is jury president of this year’s edition of the Marseille Festival of Documentary Films in France, according to the entertainment …
Born in the UK, Alta Fixsler is the daughter of a US citizen and is therefore eligible for US citizenship. Both of her parents are …
Mainland markets saw growth outperform led by clean energy related stocks such has lithium, rare earth, solar, EV and STAR Board securities after the National Development and Reform Commission said more policy and financial support is needed for China to meet its carbon and environmental goals.
An anonymous group of advertising executives have issued a declaration that seeks to hold men in the industry accountable for sexual abuse and harassment.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis believes the Surfside condo collapse may have been an isolated incident and not a sign about widespread issues across the state that could impact the real estate market.
Released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the report stated that North Korea is expected to produce a "near-average level" of food crop, which is around 5.6 million tons.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute , Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He …
It's too easy for Usain Bolt. Neymar after winning gold for the host nation. An Australian archer takes aim with a Rio favela in …
The fight over qualified immunity divides "conservative" judges on the 5th Circuit.
Slovakia’s top court ruled Wednesday that a nationwide referendum cannot be held on whether to call an early parliamentary election .
President Zuzana Caputova had asked …
Claiming that the national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong was a success Chinese officials have vowed to continue to remake the former British col
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Marcela García teaches science classes sitting on three cushions placed on a chair in her dining room in Chile's capital…
The Republican Party is no longer about conservatism. It's about slavish devotion to Donald Trump and his fact-free fantasy that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Some San Francisco retailers have been forced to close after a lack of police presence led to increased shoplifting . Richie Greenberg, a San Francisco resident …
More than 260 fires were burning in the region as of Monday, according to Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Steven Croley, a former Obama administration official and Department of Energy lawyer with ties to University of Michigan, will join Ford next week.
The campaign to recall Kshama Sawant says that it's nearing the threshold required to get on the ballot by this November's general election.
Journalist Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Espina, 59, succumbed to liver cancer at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday (July 7).
The former National Union of Journalists …
Liz Peek , a Fox News contributor, believes the surge in economic growth happening in America has nothing to do with the current president, "but everything …
Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev took a landlocked country that had been hard used and abused by Soviet Russia and turned it into the most successful of the former Central Asian republics.
On Tuesday afternoon, France, Britain, and Germany released a joint statement regarding Iran’s latest nuclear moves. VOA’s Jeff Seldin tweeted the statement out....
Check out our selection of yoga accessories, available in Canada, to take your regular sessions to the next level. From yoga mats and apparel to journals, we cover it all.
Efforts against violence are turning into restrictions on ideas.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
China is pumping copper, aluminum, and zinc into commodity markets to tamp down soaring materials costs, the country's strategic reserves agency announced on Wednesday.
Interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply on Board’s official website sssb.punjab.gov.in from July 8.
Florida state representative and U.S. House candidate Anthony Sabatini (R) tweeted Tuesday that a federal official knocking on people’s doors to pressure them to …
The Republican National Committee (RNC) confirmed Tuesday that none of its data was accessed in a hack of a third-party provider, a spokesperson said.
Wales 0, Denmark 4 Italy 2, Austria 1, OT Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 2 Belgium 1, Portugal 0 Croatia 3, Spain 5, OT France 3, Switzerland 3…
The US government arm for tackling financial crimes has hired its first cryptocurrency chief, as it takes aim at illicit activity that has involved digital …
Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the books " Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow " (2008) …
The Loudoun County school board in Virginia has appealed a judge’s order to reinstate an elementary school gym teacher who criticized a board proposal to …
On July 2nd, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4th Independence Day holiday.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United States trade embargo imposed against Cuba has hampered the island nation’s ability to produce coronavirus vaccines as it was...
SA Rugby has confirmed that the second Test between the Springboks and Georgia is cancelled.
"We've done a wonderful job of telling people what we don't like and we actually have quite a few good ideas, and we want a seat at the table," Curtis says.
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian rowers have been removed from the squad for the Tokyo Olympics after failing drug tests, Russian officials said Wednesday.
• Maryam Rajavi , acting president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran , the world’s largest Iranian dissident organization, which seeks to replace Iran ’s …
The club has been "negotiating directly" with Barcelona and is confident of securing a transfer.
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — David Lappartient is poised to lead the UCI, cycling's global governing body, for four more years after his name was the only one put…
A conservative Supreme Court justice invokes a liberal colleague to argue that New York Times v. Sullivan is wrong for the social-media age.
On Tuesday, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained the Estonian diplomat when he attempted to obtain classified information from a Russian national.
Leonelli said companies were now looking for “consultancy and multidisciplinary approaches” that would include the integration of creativity, data, media and technology. Leonelli said companies were now looking for “consultancy and multidisciplinary approaches” that would include the integration of creativity, data, media and technology.
Ten more bodies were found in the rubble of the collapsed residential building in Surfside, Fla., officials said. “The community and the world are grieving,” …
A senior health ministry official told that 16,000 ventilators which were mostly from private manufacturers had not yet been installed even after the second wave of coronavirus.
The Transportation Department issued a final order Tuesday that blocks most travel between the United States and Belarus, underscoring Washington's concern about the recent …
A church lobby group is threatening to start mobilising congregants in public spaces if the government does not allow churches to reopen.
World leaders will meet at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on November 1-2 according to the conference programme released by the UK government
GENEVA - A UN panel of experts warns that while Syrias 10 year long civil conflict may have fallen off the worlds med
Authorities in Zambia held a state funeral Wednesday for the country's first president and independence leader, Kenneth Kaunda, amid ongoing controversy over his burial site.
Forest Park City Councilwoman Chelsea Clark announced a Democratic bid for Ohio Secretary of State Wednesday.
Former Miami-Dade Commissioner and Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Esteban Bovo officially filed his paperwork on Tuesday to run for the next mayor of Hialeah.
Many New Orleans renters are just weeks away before the final extension of the eviction moratorium ends, which could mean hundreds if not thousands could be forced out of their homes.
Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state with over 222 million people, sends the largest number of MPs - 80 - to India's parliament. As state assembly elections are...
Yannick: An Artist’s Journey, a new documentary about the inspiring path of Yannick Nezet-Seguin to become the Metropolitan Opera’s music director, will debut today in over 600 movie theaters in the United States.
The unseeded player representing Kazakhstan would rather hone his game during Wimbledon matches than overwork his shoulder with practice serves. Whatever works.
Who were the top girls track and field athletes in Livingston County in 2021?
Incorporating the emotional intelligence of sales reps into the sales process can help boost the revenue of an organization.
The address comes as the United States was granted "limited permission" to appeal a January decision by a UK district court not to extradite Julian Assange.
For better and worse, the post-Trump era is looking like a return to a less opinionated time across the world of athletics, Will Leitch writes.
Here’s what to do if you find them in your garden. (Hint: Forget the traps.)
The state acknowledged the pentobarbital would expire up to 45 days after being compounded into an injectable fluid, rather than the 90 days it originally said.
Set yourself up for success with a strategic HR approach.
Top officials from business, government and more have returned to Allen & Company’s annual gathering of power brokers.
Three of the four Afghan migrants suspected of raping and murdering a 13-year-old Austrian girl had their asylum claims declined. But due to …
A citizens’ protest.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said the Oklahoma Republican Party chair’s support of his primary opponent is atypical and that most state party leaders remain …
Workers in some states may see their benefits restored amid legal battles over governors halting pandemic relief.
New Delhi: Smartphone brand realme announced on Wednesday that it aims to bring 5G smartphones in the the sub-Rs 10,000 segment to the Indian users next
Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Elise Mertens (3), Belgium, def. Aleksandra Krunic and Nina Stojanovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-3.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download …
The court has also directed the governments to list the steps they have taken to fill up the vacancies.
Following an investigation by the Guardian and the now-defunct Granada TV, questions were raised about who picked up the £1,000 bill for the former Conservative MP and cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken's Paris Ritz hotel room in 1993. Aitken, a government minister in charge of defence procurement at the time, allowed aides of the Saudi Arabian royal family to pay for his hotel
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) will announce on Wednesday that, along with its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation, it hauled in …
Small-dollar, short-term lenders, unburdened by a federal maximum interest rate, can charge borrowers rates of 400% or more for their loans. But more states are…
Italy's opponent in the final of the Euro 2020 tournament will be named on Wednesday, following the semifinal match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday, which resulted in seven deaths including five attackers.
TOKYO July 7 Xinhua -- Osaka prefectural government on Wednesday made the decision to request the Japanese government to extend businesses restrictions under
In 1988 Neil Kinnock had been leader of the Labour Party for five years and was still seeking a route to electability. In this piece, John Lloyd argued that Labour under Kinnock was no longer a socialist party but a social democratic one. The one man able to define what a socialist Labour Party for the late 20th century could and should be was Tony Benn; therefore, he said,
Averting famine comes first. Then the task is broader reconciliation.
As part of The Drum’s Sports Marketing deep dive, Cat Hartland, head of The Drum Recommends, shines a spotlight on five campaigns by five independent agencies that scored for their clients.
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus …
As the 20th anniversary of the Sept 11 2001 terrorist attacks approaches victims relatives are pressing the courts to answer questions about the Saudi government role in the attacks
Retired educator: Get to know the candidates by asking a few questions and demanding answers.\u00a0Let's prevent a storm from striking.
The Russian ambassador to international organizations in Vienna says parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) who want to address new topics are being...
South Korea plans to change parts of its visa policy to allow more skilled foreigners into the country, in a bid to tackle its declining …
There is nothing humane about yielding border control to criminal cartels who traffic and abandon toddlers and brutally rape children and women.
After vaccinating 10,000 people at its headquarters, Facebook is launching mobile trucks to vaccinate Americans in hard-to-reach communities.
These 50 women are changing their communities and the world in ways big and small through politics, education, law and social entrepreneurship. It’s the second chapter of our 50 Over 50 project, launched in June and produced in partnership with Mika Brzezinski’s Know Your Value initiative.
Officials in Tokyo and Washington have skirted around the topic of a collective defense of Taiwan following remarks by Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso.
New Delhi: In fresh trouble for the State Bank of India (SBI), hackers of Chinese origin are targeting bank users with phishing scams, asking them to
MAYNILA - Nakikipag-ugnayan na ang pulisya sa National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health, at Food and Drug Administration para masawata ang ilegal na bentahan ng mga bakuna.
Salvini said he would make the Italian and EU Parliaments understand the terrorist organization's intentions in its war against Israel and its ambition to …
When Nigerian Georgia Oboh began playing golf, she struggled to identify role models in her sport, so she took inspiration from elsewhere -- in particular, from tennis greats Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.
In an Arab town on Israel's coast, residents wish for the kind of opportunities and services that are available in nearby Jewish towns. They …
Brazilian coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito has secured his visa allowing him to join the Philippine women’s national volleyball team during its buildup for …
With five miles of Long Island Sound coastline, there are multiple beaches. But this ‘civic-minded’ place also has a walkable downtown and a diverse population.
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh alike enjoy the sweet and herbal taste of Rooh Afza, a beverage that has endured the region’s turbulent history. Now it is aiming for the palates of a new generation.
Those who continued fighting for South Vietnam in 1975 know what it’s like when an American-made military is suddenly left with little support.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -- Legislative leaders don't need any more cheerleaders. But the school children of North Carolina do. Catherine Truitt must stand up for the public schools - the students, teachers, staff and administrators -- she was elected to lead. Public schools and the state's school children are being sold short in the Senate budget.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Mexican-American War, which lasted from May 13, 1846, when the United States officially declared war on Mexico, until February 2, 1848, when a treaty was signed ending the war. Mexico declared war on the United States on July 7, 1846.
The ex-president's niece—a fierce critic of her uncle and much of her extended family—slammed Republican reluctance to hold a probe into the U.S. Capitol riots.
Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has teased that he's eyeing a move into politics in his native state of Texas.
The suspension of deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Israel may soon be lifted, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday.
Bello said the …
The national squad had been at loggerheads with Sri Lanka Cricket since May over the new contracts.
A far-left member of the Ontario Parliament has expressed “solidarity” with an activist who wrote “burn it all down” after a surge of church …
The House GOP leader’s choice between firebrands and serious investigators for a select committee probing the Capitol attack could have big consequences.
Twenty years after 9/11, we are now seeing attempts to divide terrorism into new terminologies, Ambassador TS Tirumurti said.
—The recovery of the Philippine economy from its worst postwar contraction in 2020 is starting to gain traction as shown by the strength of the …
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is concerned about the situation around Tehran’s plans for the production of uranium metal and calls on negotiators in Vienna to boost efforts...
The Duterte administration “underperformed” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic which continues to hound the country, two experts in the field of political science …
A woman from Philadelphia in the United States successfully gave birth in a bus thanks to the help of fellow passengers and the vehicle’s driver.
Afridi hit out at the selection policy adopted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The Philippines has fully protected less than a tenth of senior citizens against COVID-19, a Health official said Wednesday, noting that Filipino elderly are hesitant to get jabbed due to fake news about vaccines.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it has “never been the policy” of the police force to harass and abuse, and to cover …
Read more about Uddhav Thackeray to chair two meetings on Covid-19 management today on Business Standard. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday will chair two separate meetings via video conferencing with District Collectors, Divisional Commissioner, and Covid Task Force
MANILA - The Philippines will send black boxes of a Lockheed C-130 aircraft that crashed at the weekend to the United States to seek expert help in opening and analyzing them, the military chief said on Wednesday.
Constructed identities have particularly consequential implications when it comes to Jewishness – and the right to return to Israel.
Keshav Datt donned the national jersey in the 1948 London Olympics, where India won their first gold medal post independence.
Banerjee also criticised BJP MLAs for not allowing Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to finish his speech in the Assembly on July 2.
Heavy rainfall flooded parts of the Western Cape last week, with many residents scrambling to clean up the damage it caused.
The arrests were made after a three-year investigation centred in the southern state of Parana.
The petition alleged that Dominican authorities had ‘allowed themselves to be dictated by third parties’.
The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) personally apologized Wednesday over a tarpaulin that was put up by its unit in Sorsogon City, which identified teachers as potential rapists.
‘We are ruled by fiends. They have put a curse upon this land.’
As the longtime ruling Belarussian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko continues to defy national borders for strictly political motives, Frida Ghitis writes that his order to kidnap an American citizen last April should be a wake-up call to the international community.
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday reiterated that the state government would fight at all fora without any compromise to
Faced with a rising barrage of international condemnation over its alleged abuses in Xinjiang, China appears intent on returning fire, calling on Western nations to acknowledge their own complicated human rights records before criticizing Beijing.
The Department of Energy (DOE) on Wednesday disputed Senator Manny Pacquiao’s accusations of corruption in the agency, saying the lawmaker may have been “ill-advised” …
The Middle East’s most meaningful alliance is being tested by economic realities.
Police investigators in Haiti were combing the home of assassinated president Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday, hours after he was killed by unidentified gunmen. (July 7)
President Of Haiti Assassinated In Attack At Home, Official Says
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thehill.comHaiti’s president assassinated at home amid political instability
independent.ieDominican Republic Closes Border After Haiti President's Murder As Spain Calls For 'Unity'
newsweek.comOfficial: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home
wtop.comHaitian President Jovenel Moïse killed in attack at home
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usatoday.comHaitian President Assassinated In ‘Hateful, Inhumane, And Barbaric Act,’ Official Says
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jpost.comHaiti President Moise's killing draws condemnation, calls for calm
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usatoday.comGunmen Who Killed Haitian President Claimed to Be From US Drug Enforcement Administration
sputniknews.comHaitian President Jovenel Moise killed in attack at his home, country now in state of emergency
abcnews.go.comHaiti in upheaval: President Moïse assassinated at home
ocregister.comHaiti's president was a controversial leader
edition.cnn.comOfficial: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home
ocregister.comHaiti in upheaval: President Moïse assassinated at home
twincities.comAssassins Kill President of Haiti in Midnight Home Invasion
breitbart.comHaiti's President Moïse Was Killed By Foreigners 'Who Spoke Spanish', Preliminary Assessment Shows
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wtop.comHaiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home; Biden calls it 'very worrisome'
usatoday.comFrance condemns assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise
bignewsnetwork.comPresident of Haiti Jovenel Moise assassinated, wife shot
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nytimes.comU. S. Closes Embassy Following Assassination Of Haitian President
dailywire.comBiden condemns 'heinous' assassination of Haitian president
The delta variant, a highly-transmissible mutation of COVID-19 initially detected in India earlier this year, is now the dominant strain in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday revealed the variant, also known as B.1.617.2, accounted for more than 51% of all new coronavirus cases nationwide as of July 3. It’s a drastic increase compared to figures from two weeks earlier on June 19, when the strain accounted for more than 30% of new infections. And just more than a month ago, the mutated coronavirus strain made up just 3% of all new cases in the U. S. The delta variant has spread to all 50 states since it was first detected overseas back in March. Different regions across the country have been have been harder hit by the fast spreading strain, including the western and Midwestern states. In Missouri, Kansas and Iowa — where inoculation rates are also significantly lower — the variant accounts for more than 80% of new infections. The COVID-19 mutation meanwhile made up about 74.3% in Utah and Colorado and 58.8% of infections in Southern states like Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, according to CDC estimates. According to the World Health Organization, the delta strain is considered “the fastest and the fittest.” Still, studies have so far shown the coronavirus vaccines are effective against multiple variants, including the delta variant, and officials have continued to urge the public to get their shots. During a news briefing Tuesday, President Biden cited the delta variant’s fast spread to encourage people to get vaccinated, “especially young people who may have thought that they didn’t have to be vaccinated, didn’t have to worry about it, didn’t have to do anything about it.” “This should cause everybody to think twice,” he said.
Some Missouri hospitals overwhelmed by COVID cases as Delta variant spreads
cbsnews.comDelta is now the dominant virus variant in the U. S., the C. D. C. estimates.
nytimes.comDelta is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the US, CDC says
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edition.cnn.comDelta variant now makes up more than half of coronavirus cases in US, CDC says
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fortune.comSome in US pushing for more COVID restrictions, masking, as Delta variant spreads
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mynorthwest.comDelta Variant Identified Among 125-Person COVID Outbreak at Church Camp
newsweek.comThe Delta variant for the 1st time accounts for more than half of all US COVID-19 cases, CDC says
businessinsider.comWhat We Know About the Dangerous COVID B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant
nymag.comCovid: Variants of concern found in 174 districts, says health ministry
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(Newser) – A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa is making its way toward Georgia after making landfall in Florida—and while storm surge is still a worry, officials say the storm has not caused any deaths or major damage. Elsa made landfall in Taylor County, southeast of Tallahassee, around 11am with maximum sustained winds of 65mph, the New York Times reports. Residents of the lightly populated area said the flooding was no worse than is usually seen after heavy rain. "Clearly, this could have been worse," said Gov. Ron DeSantis, per the AP. He warned that downed power lines and other hazards can cause deaths after a storm passed. "Be very careful when you're working to clear debris," DeSantis said. Addressing new Florida residents, DeSantis said, "If this is your first rodeo, just please heed the warnings," per the Tallahassee Democrat. Tornado watches are in place for much of northeastern Florida until 8pm and around 21,000 residents are without power, reports the Sun Sentinel. Tropical storm conditions are expected "along the Georgia coast by late today or tonight and along the South Carolina coast tonight and early Thursday," with storm conditions possible in the mid-Atlantic region and northeastern states by Thursday night and Friday, the National Hurricane Center said in a 2pm update. (Read more tropical storms stories.)
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Eric Adams isn’t even mayor yet — but he’s already giving New York an earful. Fresh off of winning the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, the Brooklyn borough president got an ear piercing Wednesday to make good on a promise he made to some potential supporters on the campaign trail. “On the campaign trail, a group of young people met with my son & me. They asked ‘how do we know you’re not like other politicians who make promises they don’t keep.’ They said we’ll trust you if you promise to pierce your ear when you win the primary. Promise made, promise kept!” Adams captioned a video posted on Twitter of himself getting what appeared to be a golden stud in his left ear. In the video, Adams, who’s seen donning a blue face mask adorned with Mets logos, elaborates on his piercing tale. “Already lived up to my first promise to that young man. So if you see it on social media young man I told you I was going to do it,” Adams says with a chuckle. Adams — who’d likely become the first New York City mayor with a piercing if elected this fall — sealed the deal in the Democratic mayoral race earlier in the day when both of his top contenders, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, conceded after he held a narrow but insurmountable lead in nearly complete results from the June 22 primary. If he beats Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa in November’s general election, which appears all but certain in this heavily Democratic city, Adams will become the second Black mayor in New York history. Check out our special section for the latest news on the critical 2021 elections in NYC. And to have the essential news and analysis sent to your inbox, sign up for our Campaign Diaries newsletter.
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Republican fundraisers moved quickly on Wednesday to cash in on former President Donald Trump’s long-shot lawsuit against three tech giants that banned him from their platforms, with GOP fundraising committees blasting out fundraising texts about the suit within minutes of Trump’s announcement. “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling… our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional and it’s completely un-American,” Trump said at a press conference announcing the lawsuit. Trump’s lawsuit against Facebook argues the social media platform’s status “rises beyond that of a private company to that of a state actor.” Judges have consistently ruled against such claims, determining that big tech companies are still private entities, according to legal experts .
Donald Trump sues tech giants to ‘stop the silencing’
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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have at times referred to the foundation they established together as their “fourth child.” If over the next two years they can’t find a way to work together following their planned divorce, Mr. Gates will get full custody. That was one of the most important takeaways from a series of announcements about the future of the world’s largest charitable foundation made on Wednesday by its chief executive, Mark Suzman, overshadowing an injection of an additional $15 billion in resources that will be added to the $50 billion previously amassed in its endowment over two decades. “They have agreed that if after two years either one of them decides that they cannot continue to work together, Melinda will resign as co-chair and trustee,” Mr. Suzman said in a message to foundation employees Wednesday. If that happens, he added, Ms. French Gates “would receive personal resources from Bill for her philanthropic work” separate from the foundation’s endowment. The money at stake underscores the strange mix of public significance — in global health, poverty reduction and gender equality among other important areas — and private affairs that attends any move made by the first couple of philanthropy, even after the announcement of their split. The foundation plans to add additional trustees outside their close circle, a step toward better governance that philanthropy experts had urged for years. When they announced their divorce in May, Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates noted the importance of the work done by the foundation they had built together and said they “continue to share a belief in that mission.” In the announcement Wednesday, each echoed those sentiments. “These new resources and the evolution of the foundation’s governance will sustain this ambitious mission and vital work for years to come,” Mr. Gates said in a statement. Ms. French Gates emphasized the importance of expanding the board. “These governance changes bring more diverse perspectives and experience to the foundation’s leadership,” Ms. French Gates said in a statement. “I believe deeply in the foundation’s mission and remain fully committed as co-chair to its work.” In the immediate aftermath of the divorce announcement, it was unclear how they would share control of the institution. Wednesday’s announcement indicated that if they cannot work out their differences, it is the Microsoft co-founder Mr. Gates who will maintain control, as he essentially buys his ex-wife out of the foundation. Mr. Suzman said he did not know how much she would get if it came to that. But any payout would likely be significant. Public records show that billions of dollars’ worth of stock have already been transferred into Ms. French Gates’s name since the divorce was announced. She pursues her own priorities through a separate organization known as Pivotal Ventures. Mr. Gates also has his own group, Gates Ventures. Less than a year ago, the Gates Foundation was run by Mr. Gates, Ms. French Gates, his father and one of his closest friends, the billionaire investor Warren Buffett. It was a remarkable concentration of power for one of the most influential institutions in the world, a $50 billion private foundation that works in every corner of the globe. The restructuring announced Wednesday could begin the process of making the Gates Foundation more responsive to the people its mission aims to help and loosen the grip on the reins that its founders have held for more than two decades. “We’re trying to do this in a very careful and deliberate manner, thinking for the long term,” Mr. Suzman said in an interview. In a larger sense, the planned changes at the Gates Foundation reflect the tensions within philanthropy as a whole — between the wishes of the wealthy, powerful donors who provide the millions and even billions of dollars and the nonprofits using those funds to feed, shelter and treat those in need. “The problems with the governance predated the separation and divorce just as those problems are an issue with all family foundations,” said Rob Reich, co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford. Two former senior Gates Foundation officials called for an expanded board in an article a few weeks after the divorce announcement, including “a chair who is not the foundation’s C. E. O., founder, or a founder’s family member.” “Given that founders receive a substantial tax benefit for their donations, the assets the board oversees should be regarded as belonging to the public, with the board being held accountable to a fiduciary standard of care,” wrote Alex Friedman, the former chief financial officer, and Julie Sunderland, the former director of the foundation’s Strategic Investment Fund. The Gates Foundation is trying to fight Covid-19, eradicate polio and reshape the struggle for gender equality, even as its two co-chairs extricate themselves from a 27-year marriage. The foundation has more than 1,700 employees and makes grants in countries around the world. Since 2000, the foundation has made grants totaling more than $55 billion, much of it from Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates, but tens of billions also came from their close friend Mr. Buffett, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway. Yet, in significant ways, the future of such an influential institution, one that touches the lives of millions of people through its grant recipients, is being decided in a separation agreement between two billionaires. Mr. Buffett’s announcement last month that he was stepping down as the third trustee of the foundation made clear that the divorce had set significant changes in motion. Mr. Suzman promised at the time that governance changes would be announced this month, with many observers anticipating that a new slate of independent trustees would be revealed. Details on what that might look like remained few on Wednesday, with neither names of candidates for the board of trustees nor even the ultimate number of new trustees released. Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates will approve changes to the foundation’s governance structures by the end of the year and the new trustees will be announced in January 2022, according to the statement. At the center of the impending changes stands Mr. Suzman, a 14-year veteran of the Gates Foundation who was named chief executive just as the spread of Covid-19 in the United States was becoming apparent. Born in South Africa, the Harvard and Oxford-educated Mr. Suzman served as a correspondent for the Financial Times in London, South Africa and Washington before going to work at the United Nations. He joined the foundation in 2007 to work on global development policy before claiming the top post last year. Mr. Suzman said in an interview that he had only heard that Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates would be divorcing roughly 24 hours before the news was publicly announced. He said that they started talking about possible governance changes “almost right away” after that. He said that he is in regular contact with them both. “I’m having three-way conversations with them. We’re having regular three-way email exchanges and other discussions,” Mr. Suzman said. He noted that the hands-on leadership of Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates means the changes will take some time to enact. “The degree and depth of engagement of our co-chairs and trustees goes significantly beyond what a traditional board does and how it does it,” he said in the interview. “So we’ll need some time to think through how we balance that with the people we bring on board.” Mr. Suzman will work with Connie Collingsworth, the foundation’s chief operating officer and chief legal officer, to handle the process. The final decisions on both the new trustees and the changes to the foundation’s governance documents will be made by Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates. It is a reminder that, at least for now, power remains concentrated in the former couple.
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nytimes.comIf Bill And Melinda Gates Can’t Work Together After 2 Years, Melinda Will Step Down From Gates Foundation
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England's national football team defeated Denmark in extra time in the European Championship semifinal. The game, which took place at London's Wembley stadium, ended with a score of 2:1. The English regained the balance of the game in the 39th minute thanks to an own goal by Denmark's Simon Kjaer. A minute before the goal, Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel parried Raheem Sterling's shot from close range. Denmark in extra time vs England. pic.twitter.com/okcNIx10TT From ecstasy to agony. Denmark fans celebrate Kasper Schmeichel saving Harry Kane's penalty - only to realise the England striker scored the rebound https://t.co/OYqfCjWQsO pic.twitter.com/XSTWo1yxYW The decisive goal in the 104th minute was scored by Harry Kane, who sent the ball into the net after his shot from the 11-meter mark was deflected by Schmeichel. Kane has now matched Gary Lineker in the number of goals scored, a total of ten, in the final stages of major tournaments, meaning World and European Championships. HARRY KANE FTW!! England hangs on to beat Denmark 2-1 #peepgame pic.twitter.com/b96iXZT1YB "England vs Denmark: Harry Kane scores in extra-time" #ENGDEN https://t.co/oMlQXvTAXg English Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford broke the nation's goalkeeper record for longest dry streak by exceeding Gordon Banks' record of 720 minutes in May-July 1966. Denmark's run in the Euros after watching Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch was nothing short of inspiring 🇩🇰 - Lost their first two games - Won in front of their home fans, beating Russia 4-1 - Got past Wales and Czech Republic - Pushed England to ET in the semis pic.twitter.com/g0KnCDRjvt The Danish national team became the European champion in 1992, at EURO 1984 the team reached the semifinals. The English national team had never won the European Championship before. In 1996 the founders of football made their way to the semifinals of the tournament, in 1968 they defeated the USSR team in the match for third place.
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July 7 (UPI) -- A container ship docked at Dubai's Jebel Ali port caught on fire Wednesday after an explosion that could be felt throughout the United Arab Emirates capital, local officials said. A city official said the explosion happened in a container that was carrying flammable materials. The Dubai Media Office said the Dubai Civil Defense team brought the fire under control within minutes of the explosion. There were no reports of casualties. Residents in the city told Arab News they heard the explosion and felt their windows rattle. A worker at the port told the outlet the blast made his ears ring and the area filled with smoke. CNN workers told the news channel they felt buildings shake about 10 miles away from the port.
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On the grass court where he won a record eight men’s singles titles, Roger Federer was defeated,6-3,7-6 (4) 6-0, by Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Shanking forehands and misjudging volleys, Federer,39 and seeded sixth, was far from his finest on Centre Court, but Hurkacz, the 14th seed, still had to summon the power and gumption to knock him out. Hurkacz, a good-natured Pole who is based in Florida, had never been past the third round at Wimbledon or any Grand Slam tournament before his visit this year to the All England Club. In 2019, he lost to Federer in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., in their only previous singles match. But this quarterfinal match, which lasted just 1 hour 49 minutes, will be the one that will remain most embedded in both men’s memories and quite a few more, if it turns out to be Federer’s final match here. He first played at Wimbledon in 1998, winning the boys’ singles and doubles titles, and became a star in 2001 by upsetting the seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round in his first match on Centre Court. In 2003, he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the final. Though Federer is Swiss, Wimbledon has long felt like home turf with the largely British crowd warming to his elegant game and understated on-court presence. He has experienced great success here but also great disappointment. In the 2008 final, he lost to his younger rival Rafael Nadal in one of the best matches ever played. In the 2019 final, he was unable to convert two match points on his way to defeat against his other signature rival, Novak Djokovic. The match, one of the most deflating of his long career, could have been his last at Wimbledon. He lost the tournament at age 37. Instead, he chose to play on despite two knee surgeries and the long hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic. Returning to Wimbledon was his biggest motivation as he pushed himself through rehabilitation, and though he was the oldest man in the Open era to reach the quarterfinals, he could not go further. Though Federer has long made tennis look easy, that was not the case on Wednesday. Though he has often glided across the grass as if it were a dance floor, it seemed as slippery for him as it has for many others these last 10 days. After losing the first set, he failed to maintain an early lead in the second set, mis-hitting his forehand and failing to return Hurkacz’s big first serve consistently. He finished with more than 30 unforced errors and won only 35 percent of his second-serve points. Hurkacz,24, like Federer, is an all-court player with fine volleys and a taste for the trick shot: His tweener is one of the flashiest on tour, and he won his first significant title in April at the Miami Open against an understrength field. But it was still quite a surprise to see him finish off Federer in straight sets at the tournament Federer holds dearest. Could Hurkacz have imagined defeating him in this manner? “Probably not,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview as he smiled with his left hand on his hip. “Playing here in front of you guys, and I mean the special things that he has done here throughout his whole career, so it’s a dream come true, and I really thank you guys for coming here and cheering.” After losing the second-set tiebreaker, the third set was over in what felt like a flash — just 29 minutes — after all the time Federer has spent on Centre Court. As he faded, the faithful on Centre Court who have cheered him for so long grew more urgent in their support. “Let’s go, Roger, let’s go!” came the chant when he trailed,0-3, in the third. “You got this!” one fan shouted as Federer went down another break point. The more desperate began cheering Hurkacz’s errors, including one loud “Allez!” from a fan in French after the Pole missed a groundstroke. There were even a few claps for one of Hurkacz’s missed first serves, a rarity at Wimbledon. But even extraordinary measures were of little help. Federer’s increasingly frequent errors elicited gasps that turned to sighs as the crowd grew more resigned to the outcome. “Are you feeling OK?” one fan shouted as Federer chose not to challenge a close call down,0-4. There was a loud ovation as Federer stepped to the line to serve down,0-5, with many fans standing. When it was over, Federer packed his bags without delay and waved to the crowd with a brief pirouette before he walked off the grass and returned to the clubhouse, head slightly bowed and a bag slung over each shoulder. “One more year! One more year!” pleaded one fan as he disappeared from view. That will be up to Federer, who will turn 40 in August.
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A federal district court judge on Wednesday declined to enjoin the enforcement of some of Georgia’s new voting regulations in the days leading up to runoff elections in the Peach State. Those elections will occur on Tuesday, July 13. Judge J. P. Boulee, a Donald Trump appointee in the Northern District of Georgia, was unpersuaded by one group of plaintiffs who pressed claims that the new regulations violated the U. S. Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. Specifically, Judge Boulee refused to block the laws from taking force because the election is just around the corner. The new laws, mostly known by their legislative moniker SB 202, have been widely criticized as restrictions on the right to vote. Some with the ACLU have said the measures were “driven by blatant racism.” The plaintiffs in the instant—and thus far, failed—case did not use such loaded language, but they did loftily plea for Judge Boulee to “restore the sovereignty of the people of Georgia over their own elections.” “Liberty requires at least three essential things—an unfettered right to vote, freedom of speech, and the meaningful separation of powers,” the original complaint proclaimed. “This lawsuit is necessary to preserve individual constitutional rights, and constitutional government, against the attacks that SB 202 makes on these three pillars of liberty.” It further asserted: The plaintiffs, which included a county Democratic Party committee and others, asked Judge Boulee for a preliminary injunction against the implementation of several provisions of SB 202. Those measures were known generally as the “observation rule” (which forbids a person from looking at another’s vote); the “photography rule” (which forbids the making of images of a ballot while a voter is filling it out or after it is completed); the “communication rule” (which bans election monitors from sharing “any information that they see. . about any ballot, vote, or selection to anyone other than an election official”); the “tally rule” (which bans counting or estimating the number of absentee ballots cast until after polls close on election day); and the “ballot application rule” (which limits the window during which absentee ballots can be requested to between 78 and 11 days before an election). Judge Boulee did not agree that those provisions of SB 202 needed to be temporarily rubbished via judicial decree — largely based on the ticking of the clock. “[T]he Court finds that the timing of Plaintiffs’ Motion presents a significant problem with respect to the July 13, 2021 elections,” Boulee wrote. “This is the case because the underlying elections have already occurred, and Plaintiffs seek an order that would mandate different rules for the related runoff elections. In other words, the proposed injunction. . would change the election administration rules for elections that are already underway.” Boulee said siding with the plaintiffs and blocking the implementation of the allegedly offending portions of SB 202 would violate precedent set down by the U. S. Supreme Court: Purcell v. Gonzalez, the 2006 case discouraging courts from altering rules on the eve of an election. The Purcell principle, as the precedent became known, was also cited against Trump in post-election litigation. But Boulee also noted that the challenged portions SB 202 took effect on March 25, 2021 and July 1, 2021 — right in the middle of the election cycle which includes the July 13 runoffs. “The underlying elections occurred on June 15, 2021,” Boulee remarked earlier in the opinion. In other words, the original elections occurred before SB 202 took effect. Judge Boulee continued his analysis with almost an entire page of findings which did not cite a single legal authority. The final quote therein is from a 2018 U. S. Supreme Court case — the first authority cited after that more than one page of discussion. Judge Boulee continued with a tacit nod to the plaintiffs’ ideas — while ruling against them: Proponents of the new laws have said the measures will make voting more secure and actually expands voting access. The U. S. Department of Justice also recently filed a lawsuit against SB 202. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) called that move a “politically motivated assault on the rule of law and our democracy.” Kemp, who has long supported the measure, also recently shared polling data which suggested “a majority of Georgia voters approve of key provisions” of SB 202. Read the entire order below: Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
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A federal judge found the United States Air Force 60% responsible for the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November 2017. Devin Kelley opened fire inside the First Baptist Church,40 miles outside of San Antonio, during a Sunday service and killed 26 people from ages 5 to 72, making it the worst mass shooting at a house of worship ever. In a civil lawsuit brought by families and victims of the shooting against the government, Judge Xavier Rodriguez found that because Kelley was investigated and court-martialed for assaulting his then-wife and her stepson on an Air Force base, the service should have alerted the FBI that Kelley could not legally purchase a gun through its alert system. "The Court concludes that the Government failed to exercise reasonable care in its undertaking to submit criminal history to the FBI. The Government's failure to exercise reasonable care increased the risk of physical harm to the general public, including Plaintiffs. And its failure proximately caused the deaths and injuries of Plaintiffs at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on November 5,2017," Rodriguez wrote. The government argued that they were shielded from liability by the Brady Act, which mandates that federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and Air Force, report disqualifying information "not less frequently than quarterly," according to the filing. "Disqualifying information includes "any record of any person demonstrating that the person falls within one of the categories" of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms." During the investigation into domestic assault allegations, Kelley "threatened to kill both (his wife) and Air Force Security Forces" if she reported the abuse to authorities, according to the court filing. Additionally, his wife told investigators that Kelley threatened to commit a mass shooting at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. "My work is lucky. I'd take a shotgun and blow everyone's head off," Kelley said at the time, according to the court filing. When Air Force Investigators looked into Kelley they discovered a "long history of violence and abuse," according to the court filing. Kelley was ultimately jailed for a year on the domestic assault charges. He later remarried and abused his second wife, according to the court filing. The judge concluded that the Air Force did not properly report about Kelley to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) that gun dealers are required to use in order to complete a background check. "The trial conclusively established that no other individual -- not even Kelley's own parents or partners -- knew as much as the United States about the violence that Devin Kelley had threatened to commit and was capable of committing. Moreover, the evidence shows that -- had the Government done its job and properly reported Kelley's information into the background check system -- it is more likely than not that Kelley would have been deterred from carrying out the Church shooting. For these reasons, the Government bears significant responsibility for the Plaintiffs' harm." First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas in 2019 that he was still hurting from the shooting. "The aftermath hurt almost as much as the actual, what the shooter did in our church," Pomeroy said. The judge gave the government 15 days to come up with a settlement plan.
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The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 20,916, as 6 new cases were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. The DFA also reported 3 new recoveries and no new fatality. This is the second straight day that the number of new cases and recoveries are in the single digits, while there were no recorded new fatality. Those currently being treated abroad for the disease are at 7,292 as 12,381 of those infected have recovered, while 1,243 have died. There are currently 95 countries/territories with Filipinos stricken with COVID-19. Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 1,716 in the Asia Pacific,940 in Europe,4,521 in the Middle East and Africa, and 115 in the Americas. In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 1.45 million people. The tally includes 25,459 deaths,1,377,132 recoveries, and 47,519 active cases. The new coronavirus is believed to have first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. Variants of the virus have since emerged in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, India and the Philippines. Data from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed that more than 184.7 million people globally have contracted COVID-19, with the United States, India, Brazil, France, and Russia leading countries with the most number of cases. More than 3.9 million have died worldwide because of the disease. RELATED VIDEO
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The White House stunned many Americans this week when President Joe Biden talked about having a team of federal agents going "door-to-door" in a "targeted" fashion to tell Americans to take the experimental COVID vaccines. After all, how often has the federal government in the "land of the free," where rights are protected by the Bill of Rights, actually discussed sending agents to homes to tell people to do something that is not legal to be required, and which they do not want to do? But several officials in Arizona immediately had a response. Sen. Kelly Townsend posted online, "I have spoken to local law enforcement and if you don't want the Federal government on your property asking about vaccines, they advise you to post a no trespassing sign in a visible location." This, she explained, "Is a prerequisite to be able to charge someone for being there against your will." The vaccination program is significant to the Joe Biden administration as so many of his other agenda points so far have failed: No infrastructure bill, no federal takeover of elections, no significant international agreements, a crisis on the southern border and more. The administration's claim to be able to tell voters during the soon-coming 2022 midterms what it accomplished would be its distributions of vaccines, which, in fact, were developed under President Trump. The White House said it wants to target the "vaccine hesitant" with a door-to-door campaign telling people to get the shots. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the plan is to "get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need about both how safe and accessible the vaccine is." Dr. Kelli Ward, the chief of the Arizona GOP, said, "Who thinks we will see a surge in 'No Trespassing" signs? And could/should they be individualized to specifically prohibit people from harassing you about vaccinations?" The Gateway Pundit explained charges could be filed against "vaccine harassers" under some circumstances. Of course, state laws and local ordinances may impose certain requirements in various locations, too. "What happened to our right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures?" the report said. SUPPORT TRUTHFUL JOURNALISM. MAKE A DONATION TO THE NONPROFIT WND NEWS CENTER. THANK YOU!
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For digital multinationals such as Google, and Twitter, appointing grievance officers under new (IT) rules does not imply that they have a “permanent establishment” in India. But if their local office performs business functions and contributes to revenue of the parent firm abroad, it may attract domestic taxes, said two people in the revenue department. This has come in the wake of foreign tech and others seeking legal advice on the tax implications of the government’s new IT order. They are required to appoint chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer from India. These firms fear that such appointments may attract income tax anywhere between 25 per cent and 40 per cent. “Creating any physical presence in the form of a grievance officer or a nodal officer, that too in compliance to government directions, will not create any business connection or permanent establishment,” said one of the two people cited above. Despite having local offices in the country, their entire income does not come under the tax net due to different tax structures under which they operate. However, they pay an equalisation levy of 6 per cent on their advertising revenue and digital transactions. “Any such appointments are recognised as ‘auxiliary duties’ in tax terms where appointments are made for regulatory purposes. It has nothing to do with the core business of a company unless it is doing any income earning functions. So, in that case, it can’t be considered a permanent establishment,” said a senior revenue official. However, if they are setting up an office with staff and operating fully, then a risk of arises, he added. From a domestic law perspective, permanent establishment is defined under Indian Income Tax Act as a fixed place of business where the business of the enterprise is wholly or partly carried on that indicates business connection between the foreign parent and Indian company. Another official said the tax department works strictly in accordance with the Income-tax Act and global standard international and transfer pricing rules. The appointment of a nodal officer, according to the Act, is an issue under a different Act. And if it affects the of these multinational corporations (MNCs), it would depend on the individual case facts, he said. The international taxation rules, particularly with respect to permanent establishments, have been the critical area for multinationals as the rules usually call for taxing the profit in countries where they create value. However, there have been significant changes seen due to base erosion and profit shifting type measures of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which gets support from countries globally, including India. Earlier this week, G7 finance ministers had agreed to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent and taxation of profits based on country of sales — aligned with the OECD workplan. India’s new IT rules, which came into effect in mid-May, intend to regulate content on social media platforms. The rules make them more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sharing details on the originators of messages. The issue aggravated when the government slammed Twitter for not complying with the rules. The Centre said Twitter has lost immunity as it has failed to abide by the law.
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July 7 (UPI) -- Russian state media said on Wednesday that there are no survivors from a plane crash in the far eastern part of the country. The An-26 plane was carrying 26 passengers and two crew when it went down in the Kamchatka region on Tuesday. Officials said the plane crashed about 10 minutes before it was due to land at the airport in Palana. Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry said there were no survivors, state-run news agency TASS reported. Olga Mokhireva, the head of the local government in Palana, is among the dead. The ministry said Wednesday that nine bodies had been identified. Authorities in Kamchatka declared a three-day period of mourning. Bad weather is believed to have played a factor in the crash, but the cause is under investigation.
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Iran on Wednesday hosted the first significant talks in months between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives — a previously unannounced meeting that comes as the U. S. completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan and districts increasingly fall to the Taliban across the country. The high-level peace talks between the warring Afghan sides follow months-old discussions in Qatar that have been stalled by a diplomatic stalemate and escalating violence. Even as officials faced each other across the vast tables in Tehran and Iran’s top diplomat pledged to end the crisis, fighting surged in Afghanistan’s western Badghis province. The Taliban political committee, led by chief negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, flew from Doha to Iran’s capital to meet Afghan government officials, including former Vice President Younus Qanooni and others from the High Council for National Reconciliation. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greeted the delegates, urging them to "take difficult decisions today for the future of their country," state-run media reported. After the "failure of the U. S. in Afghanistan," Zarif said, Iran stands "ready to assist the dialogue" and to "resolve the current conflicts in the country." "Returning to the inter-Afghan negotiation table and committing to political solutions is the best choice," he added. Later, Zarif tweeted the meeting had been "cordial" and promised Iran would stand with Afghans on their road to peace. But any solution appeared a long way off Wednesday as the Taliban offensive, which has recently captured many districts in the country’s north, pushed into Badghis province. The insurgents attacked the provincial capital of Qala-e-Naw from several sides, its governor Hasamuddin Shams said, adding that Afghan troops had so far managed to push the Taliban back. From early Wednesday morning, battles raged near the provincial police headquarters and a Qala-e-Naw army base, said Abdul Aziz beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis. The fighting killed at least two civilians and wounded 28 others, including women and children, said Dr. Sanahullah Sabit at the Provincial Badghis Hospital. Medics sent five people in critical condition to a regional hospital in the neighboring Herat province for further treatment, he added. Videos widely circulated on social media appeared to show Taliban fighters speeding into the provincial capital on motorcycles. Other clips show insurgents approaching the city’s prison and releasing inmates. The Associated Press could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage. Fawad Aman, the Afghan defense minister’s deputy spokesman, promised security forces would clear the city in the coming hours. The Taliban have not publicly commented on the violence in Qala-e-Naw. The surge in fighting — and the sudden news of peace talks in Tehran — come at a critical time for the war-battered country. After a two-decade-long military campaign, the U. S. military announced on Tuesday that 90% of American troops and equipment had already left the country, with the drawdown set to finish by late August. Last week, U. S. officials definitively vacated the country’s biggest airfield, Bagram Air Base, the epicenter of the war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. The Taliban have made relentless territorial wins since April, when President Joe Biden announced that the last 2,500-3,500 U. S. soldiers and 7,000 allied NATO soldiers would depart Afghanistan. With their victories in northern and southern Afghanistan, the Taliban are escalating pressure on provincial cities and gaining control of key transportation routes. Afghanistan’s uncertain path toward peace bears profound consequences for its western neighbor Iran, which the U. N. estimates hosts some 2 million undocumented Afghans. Amid the specter of another civil war, fears have grown in Iran over a new wave of Afghans seeking refuge in the country, which already is struggling to stem worsening poverty under tough U. S. sanctions. Iran and Afghanistan share deep cultural ties and a 945-kilometer-long (587 miles) border. Tehran has historically viewed U. S. military presence in neighboring countries as a threat and pushed for American troop withdrawals from the region. Iran, the Shiite powerhouse of the Middle East, has occasionally in the past hosted the Sunni militant Taliban and Afghan government officials in Tehran for peace talks. In playing host, Iran seeks counterbalance against regional rivals like Saudi Arabia that typically wield greater influence over Sunni groups in the Middle East. The Taliban’s recent territorial gains also have fueled national security concerns in Iran. "We do warn the Taliban not to get close to Iranian borders," said lawmaker Shahriar Heidari, a member of influential parliamentary committee on national security and foreign relations. "This is Iran’s red line."
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Two U. S. soldiers were injured during a rocket attack on Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq Wednesday, Army officials reported. A series of at least 14 rockets hit the Iraqi air base housing both U. S. and international forces, along with structures in the surrounding area. U. S. officials told Fox News that one of the American service members injured during the rocket attack suffered a concussion while the other had minor scrapes following the incident. A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the operational name for the military intervention against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, confirmed that at around 12:30 p.m. local time, rockets landed on the "base and perimeter" and prompted "force protection defensive measures" to be activated. The attack Wednesday is the fourth attack this week, following a drone strike Tuesday near the Erbil airbase, preceded by a second attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase and an attempted drone strike near the U. S. embassy in Baghdad Monday. None of the previous attacks resulted in reported injuries or causalities. It remains unclear who is responsible for the recent increase in attacks. A spokesperson for the Iraqi forces did not clarify who attacked the base Wednesday but designated the rocket fire as a "terrorist" attack. "Once again, the enemies of Iraq are intrusive and targeting the country’s security and sovereignty, and the safety of citizens through a new terrorist attack," Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Iraqi Army said in a statement posted to Twitter. OIR spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said that local homes and a mosque were also damaged in the attack Wednesday, though it remains unclear if any Iraqi civilians were injured.
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An early morning shooting in Chicago left three authorities hospitalized on Wednesday, according to officials. A Chicago Police officer and a pair of federal agents were each shot in the incident near a police station in the Morgan Park neighborhood of the Illinois city, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening. The shooting left one of the officers with a graze wound to his head. Another was shot in the hand, and the other was shot in the arm, fire authorities said, according to the Sun-Times. The incident occurred at around 5:50 a.m., with authorities later finding a suspect’s vehicle, according to ABC Chicago, which reported that the two agents are part of the ATF bureau. No arrests have been made. “Normally we’d handle shootings on the expressway, so we’re deciding who’s going to lead the investigation,” said a Chicago Fire spokesman, according to the Chicago Tribune . “It’s possible it was on the ramp to 119th (Street).”
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I offer you this article as a respite from the plethora of clickbait that has sprung up like little mushrooms around the unfortunate U. S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who just last week tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana and banned by the United States Doping Agency (USDA). Richardson has been suspended from competing for a month. This will prevent the fastest woman in America from representing her country in the Tokyo Olympics’ 100-meter race, which she was the odds-on favorite to win. She has accepted responsibility for knowingly breaking the rules even as she explained that she smoked to help her cope with the death of her biological mother. Richardson’s suspension has united American punditry like nothing else could as my journalistic colleagues have empathized with her family loss, as do I, and rued the lost opportunity to see a wonderfully gifted and charismatic athlete perform later this month. Late yesterday, USA Track and Field announced Richardson will not be invited to compete in any Tokyo event. I consider myself neither an egghead nor hard-hearted, but I fully support the USADA’s application of the rule here. The thing that makes the United States a great and competitive nation is that we strive to play by the rules. While some may think us too legalistic and litigious, I would suggest that our laws are what make us the place where people want to build businesses, invest their money and come to live. Places that lack a highly developed and active legal system are places where nobody wants to do these things. In the world of international sports competition, there are places that have institutionalized cheating to the degree that the entire country manages to get itself banned from the international competition, while forever tarnishing the success they had before they got caught. When I worked at Sports Illustrated, I wrote numerous stories about doping, but the smartest guy on the topic was, and remains, my colleague David Epstein. Click here to hear Epstein on doping. Like me, Epstein wanted Richardson to win gold as much as the next American, but he’s here to remind us that there’s a reason pot is on the list of banned substances. Epstein says that whenever doping stories go viral, he gets “flooded with interview requests,” and the Richardson story is no exception. “But the questions that some reporters asked me betrayed fundamental misconceptions that I think harm the public understanding of this news story,” he added. (Read his take on the subject here .) For example, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among many others, argued that Richardson imbibed in Oregon, where marijuana is legal. Thus, the uninformed Congresswoman suggested, her behavior should be excused. But anti-doping regulations run according to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) rules... and its master list of substances that are prohibited in Olympic sports. The whole point of having doping agencies such as these is to account for the fact that many places have different laws governing different substances. Others have argued that since pot isn’t banned by some non-Olympic sports organizations, it should be legal in all sports. These are the kind of arguments my 11-year-old might make. A second line of protest involved the notion that pot isn’t performance-enhancing and, therefore, should not be banned. Epstein points out that, unlike anabolic steroids, marijuana is only banned in competition but meets all three of WADA’s criteria of a prohibited substance: that it is a health risk that impairs reaction time and decision making; it is a performance enhancer that dilates blood vessels and airways, which “could improve oxygenation;” and it violates the spirit of sport because it remains illegal in most places. Epstein says he believes WADA will one day be persuaded to drop pot from its list. But until that day arrives, athletes and their fans need to remember that there are two conditions for good rules: first, that they are created to serve people and not the other way around, and second, that they are subject to change as custom and new knowledge allow. While working on one story for Sports Illustrated I interviewed Dr. Robert M. Goldman, who had completed a study asking Olympic athletes whether they would take a drug that would guarantee them a Gold Medal but cause them to die after five years. In his research, approximately half the athletes responded that they would take the drug. Later studies yielded lower numbers, but the point is that high-stakes competition, in sports and in business, calls for more, rather than less, adult supervision. So rather than feel sorry for Richardson I want to remember that when we sign up to play (or work) by certain rules, we shouldn’t be surprised if we lose that medal when we break them.
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Nearly six months into President Joe Biden's administration, Wall Street remains divided over the likelihood, and impact of, one of the Democrat's key campaign promises: Higher taxes. While the president and his cabinet have made progress in persuading foreign partners to back a global minimum corporate tax rate, the Biden team does not appear any closer to passing the types of sweeping tax reform he promised during his 2020 campaign. Among the many components of the Biden tax plan are an increase in the domestic corporate tax rate to 28% from 21% and the top individual income tax rate to 39.6% from 37%. The White House also wants to raise the capital gains tax rate on those making over $1 million a year from its current 20% to 39.6%. But with the GOP resolute against tax increases, and with a handful of economists concerned that raising taxes now could risk the economic recovery, some say the outlook for the administration's tax plans has grown murkier in recent months. The chances of big tax reform in the near term seem reduced, said Tony Fratto, who served as Treasury official in the George W. Bush administration. "I don't want to say that the fight is over on that quite yet, because I know that there are still proponents of that. But I think that they are hard fights," he said Tuesday morning. "On the corporate side, coming out of the economic situation we've been in, you can make a case that you don't want to squelch the return to growth and job creation, when there are still many millions of people out of work relative to pre-Covid." Though the economic recovery over the last year has yet to see the labor force return to its former size, the employment situation was even worse when then-candidate Biden touted his ambitious tax reforms on CNBC in May 2020. Higher taxes on capital gains and on the wealthy would not only help bankroll government stimulus, Biden said at the time, but also address the growing wealth gap in the U. S. by forcing the rich to pay what he considered their fair share. "My tax policy is based on a simple proposition, which is to stop rewarding wealth and start rewarding work a little bit," Biden said on May 22, 2020. "Taxes are going to build back a better economy, boost it, create a middle class, and create jobs, Paycheck Protection Program, health care, the confidence to come back." BlackRock: Modest tax hike likely To be fair, the lack of headway on tax reform is not necessarily for lack of effort by the Biden administration. Any mention of raising the domestic corporate tax rate from its current 21% is a non-starter for Republicans and some economists, who say it's still too early into the economic recovery to ask the nation's businesses to send an even greater proportion of their profits to Uncle Sam. That opposition poses a significant barrier for Democrats, who hold a narrow majority in the House and are split 50-50 with the GOP in the Senate. Despite a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue law, a $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure plan and another $1.8 trillion proposed for families, child care and paid worker leave programs, the Biden administration has failed thus far to bring its tax proposals as far. Tax increases are "off the table," Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican involved in the bipartisan infrastructure talks, told reporters last month. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat who has joined in the negotiations, said at the time that paying for infrastructure "is probably the toughest part about this, from my perspective." BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, told clients in late June that it still expects the Biden White House to raise some taxes to help offset the historic level of spending. "The direction of travel for corporate taxes, even though the outlook is uncertain, is higher," Kurt Reiman, BlackRock's senior strategist for North America, told CNBC last week. "We think the Democrats are going to use this open window during the summer and fall, ahead of campaigning for the midterms, to advance their legislative agenda." Specifically, BlackRock's managers warned that if the proposed 28% corporate income tax rate and a 21% global minimum tax were imposed, the earnings per share of the S&P 500 could fall as much as 7% lower in 2022. Reiman and his colleagues believe that while it's likely Democrats will manage to move tax rates higher, the hikes will be more modest than Biden's initial proposals. They note, for example, Biden's willingness to consider a more moderate increase in the top corporate tax rate to 25%, as favored by key centrist Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. "These programs are going to need to be financed in part by higher corporate — and maybe even individual — tax rates if they're going to pass it through the Senate under reconciliation," Reiman added. JP Morgan: Biden can't deliver Others take a more pessimistic view about Biden's ability to muster enough support for higher levies. "We do not believe that US politics will hurt US stocks in absolute terms, as it is unlikely that Biden will be able to deliver on some potentially market-unfriendly proposals on taxation / Tech regulation," JPMorgan's equity strategy team told clients on Monday. "In relative terms though, investor sentiment might be impeded as there is a headline newsflow risk with respect to some of these policies," they added. To Bush-era Treasury official Fratto, the strained negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over how to pay for infrastructure are almost nonsensical given how cheap it is to borrow. "Borrowing has been cheap for a long time. It is exceedingly cheap now, and it's not clear that is going to change," he said. "When you don't have that pressure of the ever-increasing cost of your debt, the pay-for arguments get to be really hard." Between the Federal Reserve's easy monetary policies and robust demand for U. S. debt around the world, interest rates on American bonds have fallen for much of the past decade. The rate on the 10-year Treasury note, which traded north of 6% in 2000, was last seen around 1.3% after wallowing under 1% for much of 2020. But Fratto isn't the only one who sees untapped potential in the market for sovereign debt. Citigroup strategist Vikram Rai has for months touted the appeal of an Obama-era tool known as Build America Bonds. These special, taxable municipal bonds allow states and counties to issue debt with interest costs subsidized by the federal government. The Obama administration first introduced the bonds (known as BABs) in 2009 to finance capital projects and jumpstart a struggling U. S. economy as it climbed out of the Great Recession. "The arguments on paper through my whole career in Washington, going back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, was this story that was told that we need to pay for [stimulus]. Otherwise, bond rates are going to spike or we're going to get inflation," Fratto said. "Whatever the limit is that would result in saturating the market with Treasurys, we haven't discovered it," he continued. "And we seem to be far away from it."
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But the Legislature failed to pass one of the governor’s signature priorities for the session — a sweeping election overhaul bill that would have been one of the most restrictive voting laws in the country — when Democratic state lawmakers staged a dramatic late-night walkout that deprived the House of a quorum and temporarily killed the bill. Republicans’ new election overhaul bill in Texas, a state which already has some of the nation’s strictest voting rules, will be the first to come before a state legislature since the Supreme Court’s ruling last week to uphold two voting restrictions in Arizona. That decision significantly elevated the threshold for whether a voting measure constitutes a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices. While the second attempt to pass voting measures will be perhaps the most closely watched legislative battle when the session convenes on Thursday, Mr. Abbott also called for the Legislature to take up measures combating perceived “censorship” on social media platforms; banning the teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools; further limiting abortions; putting in place new border security policies; and restricting transgender athletes from competing in school sports. Mr. Abbott is also seeking more dedicated funding for property tax relief and cybersecurity. The governor is up for re-election next year, when he will face a challenge from his right in the Republican primary race. He has also been seen in Texas as laying the groundwork for a potential presidential bid in 2024. “The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success for the people of Texas, but we have unfinished business to ensure that Texas remains the most exceptional state in America,” Mr. Abbott said in a statement. “Two of my emergency items, along with other important legislation, did not make it to my desk during the regular session, and we have a responsibility to finish the job on behalf of all Texans.” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also serves as president of the State Senate, pledged to complete Mr. Abbott’s agenda, but he made clear that a voting bill would be his, and therefore the Senate’s, top priority. “We are ready to pass all of the legislation on @GovAbbott ’s Special Session call starting with #SB1 — Election Security,” Mr. Patrick wrote on Twitter. “Hearings will begin Saturday.” The agenda is sure to inflame Democratic state lawmakers who have already been angered by the Legislature’s rightward turn this year. And even some Republicans remain miffed at the governor’s decision last month to veto funding for the Legislature as a punishment for the Democrats’ decision to flee the Capitol over the voting bill. While lawmakers, who receive only a token stipend for their role, are not particularly affected by Mr. Abbott’s move, many staff members whose salaries are dependent on that money remain in limbo, with funding set to expire in September. The issue of funding the Legislature is also on the agenda for the special session. “What we think he’s done is definitely unconstitutional,” said State Representative Rafael Anchía, a Democrat from the Dallas area. “He’s trying to blackmail us to pass his agenda by defunding the legislative branch.” State Representative Chris Turner, the chair of the House Democratic caucus in Texas, accused the governor of leveraging the legislative session for his own political gain. “The governor’s agenda for the special session shows he is more concerned with pandering to die-hard Trump supporters and right-wing extremists than he is with serving everyday Texans,” Mr. Turner said in a statement. For Democrats, the inclusion of more funding for a border wall was proof that Mr. Abbott was playing strictly to the Republican base, because he had already announced that he would set aside $250 million from the state’s general revenue as a down payment for a border wall and asked online donors to foot the rest of the bill. A program manager would then determine the eventual size and total cost of the project. “A lot of people in Texas, they seem to think that there really isn’t a real border at the U. S.-Mexico border, that people are just walking over,” said State Senator José Menéndez, a San Antonio Democrat. While crossings have increased to levels not seen in years, Mr. Menéndez said, a wall would have little consequence as long as people continue to leave their homes in Central America to escape poverty, crime and corruption. “He’s trying to win that Trump base.” And that effort, Democrats said, came at the expense of other, more pressing issues in Texas. “I’m furious and I’m embarrassed for the state,” said State Representative Erin Zwiener, who argued that the governor was again trying to bar transgender student athletes from competing in sports while neglecting what she saw as needed reforms to health insurance or regulations to prevent another power grid failure, like the one that killed more than 100 Texans in February. “None are those are the issues we are focusing in on,” she said. “Instead we’re talking about a bill that attacks some of our most vulnerable children to make a culture war point.” The breadth of the agenda took even some Republicans by surprise. “My first take is, we’re going to be busy,” said State Senator Jane Nelson, one of the chamber’s senior members and the chair of the Senate Finance Committee. “This is a much longer call than I think most of us expected.” Ms. Nelson, a North Texas Republican who announced this week that she would not seek re-election after 28 years of service, said she was guardedly hopeful that lawmakers might be able to avoid an explosive confrontation over the voting bill. “What I am hoping is now that everybody’s had some time to get some sleep and think through what the controversial points were,” she said, “I think we’ll be able to work something out. I really do.” Key members of the Republican leadership in the Legislature, including Dade Phelan, the speaker of the House, and State Senator Bryan Hughes, the author of his chamber’s version of the voting bill last session, did not respond to requests for comment. Some Democrats also feared that the inclusion of measures on hot-button culture war issues, after similar bills had already died in the Legislature, could serve as a distraction from their effort to protect voting rights. “Make no mistake, one of the ways to minimize the import of voting rights is to surround it with hyperpartisan red meat,” said State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer, a Democrat who accused Mr. Abbott of using the legislative session to help his primary re-election campaign. The legislative acrimony came to head in late May over Republicans’ omnibus voting bill, which, after months of debate, was finished behind closed doors by G. O. P. legislators and lawyers in a conference committee while Democrats were kept in the dark. The final bill included a raft of restrictions on voting and elections, including new limits on absentee balloting, broad new autonomy and authority for partisan poll watchers, and stricter punishments for election officials who are found to have made errors. The bill also would have banned drive-through voting and 24-hour voting, which were used for the first time during the 2020 election in Harris County, home to Houston and many Democratic voters. Two late additions to the bill — a shortening of voting hours on Sundays that seemed intended to limit the popular “Souls to the Polls” programs of Black churches, and a provision that would make overturning elections easier — particularly enraged Democrats. Both Democrats and Republicans expect the initial version of the voting bill in the special session to be similar to the one that failed in May, though they also expect the provision on overturning elections to be removed. Even some Republican lawmakers had expressed concerns that the provision was included in the earlier final bill.
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Harry Kane netted an extra-time goal as England beat Denmark 2-1 to advance to the 2020 European Championship final against Italy. In the first period of extra time, Kane knocked in the rebound after Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel had saved his initial spot-kick attempt to give England the lead and earn them a berth in the Euro final. Bukayo Saka was back in Gareth Southgate's starting XI after making way for Jadon Sancho due to a training injury ahead of England's 4-0 win against Ukraine in the quarterfinals, while Denmark made no changes from a last-8 victory over the Czech Republic. Euro 2020: News and features| Fixtures and bracket| Standings| Squads| Live on ESPN| VAR watch| Pick 'em England came in as favourites to win the Euro from the remaining teams, but Denmark took a surprise lead near the 30-minute mark when youngster Mikkel Damsgaard hit a perfect free kick from distance past Jordan Pickford to make it 1-0. The goal was the first scored from a direct free kick at this summer's Euro and put an end to Pickford's streak of clean sheets for the entirety of the tournament that lasted for a total of 725 minutes including games before England started their trophy quest. Denmark's lead didn't last long though, as England drew level through a Simon Kjaer own goal when he slid to block a Saka cross headed for Raheem Sterling and instead redirected it into his own net. An entertaining end-to-end second half had plenty of action, but very few legitimate chances for either side and the game went to extra time -- a record seventh such occurrence in European Championship history. Sterling continued to drive into the box and was eventually brought down by Joakim Maehle for the VAR-reviewed penalty that Kane struck poorly and Schmeichel blocked, only for the captain to tuck home the rebound. The goal, Kane's fourth thus far at the 2020 Euro, puts him level with Gary Lineker for most goals in England's major tournament history with 10. England then had to negotiate the last 15 minutes and managed it to spark the loudest, and surely most confident rendition of "Football's Coming Home," ever to ring around Wembley. England, who are in their first major tournament final since beating West Germany at the 1966 World Cup showcase, now face an Italy side that have won all of their matches thus far in the Euro final at Wembley on Sunday. It was a tough way for Denmark to end their emotional ride from the fear and distress of Christian Eriksen's opening game collapse to their first semifinal since their shock Euro 92 win, but their exhausted players left Wembley with socks rolled down and heads held high.
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Expert says California's policies inspired similar practices in Nazi Germany. California’s new budget awaiting Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature includes reparations for people who were sterilized decades ago under the state’s eugenics laws and some women who were sterilized more recently while incarcerated. The Associated Press reported the proposed payments would be up to $25,000, part of a $262.6 billion budget that “will make California at least the third state after Virginia and North Carolina to pay victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s.” According to the outlet, “Proponents believed sterilizing people with mental illnesses, physical disabilities and other so-called undesirable traits would improve the human race.” They were considered unfit to reproduce. The AP went on to note that “California’s proposal is unique because it would apply to more than just victims of the eugenics law that was repealed in 1979.” The plan also calls for the state to pay female inmates who were coerced to get sterilizations, a state-sanctioned practice exposed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2013. The group found that doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had sterilized incarcerated women without proper approval. The results of an audit released the following year found 144 female inmates were sterilized by a procedure known as bilateral tubal ligation from 2005-2013, with 39 procedures done without lawful consent. According to The Washington Post, more than 60,000 people were sterilized across the country last century as part of “a public health strategy embraced by 32 states under eugenics laws that advocated ‘better breeding.’” Many were reportedly sterilized “against their will or without their knowledge.” In a 2018 interview with The Post, Barbara Swarr said her aunt, Rosie Zaballos, died at 16 during a sterilization operation in the 1930s. Family members had described her as “a little slow” and took her to a state-run hospital in California to get sterilized. Swarr had reportedly “pieced together the details of her aunt’s short life and the prevailing attitudes toward immigrants, poor people and those with disabilities.” “This was something nobody thought twice about. ‘If they are not all there, if they are Hispanic…make sure they don’t breed these inferiors,’” she told The Post. More details from the AP: California’s forced sterilization program started in 1909, following similar laws in Indiana and Washington. California’s program was by far the largest. The state sterilized more than 20,000 people, accounting for about a third of everyone sterilized in the United States under those laws. California’s law was so prominent it even inspired similar practices in Nazi Germany, according to Paul Lombardo, a law professor at Georgia State University and an expert on the eugenics movement. “The promise of eugenics at the very earliest is: ‘We could do away with all the state institutions — prisons, hospitals, asylums, orphanages,’” Lombardo said. “People who were in them just wouldn’t be born after awhile if you sterilized all of their parents.” Researchers say state records described some of the victims as “feeble-minded,” “weak-willed,” or “dependent on others” and claimed their alleged mental conditions were “likely to become transmitted to descendants.” The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
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The District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law in the district Wednesday, following New York’s recent decision to suspend the Trump lawyer over his post-election efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory. Giuliani will be able to contest his New York suspension at a disciplinary hearing, which will allow the attorney to make his case and will determine whether his license is restored or permanently revoked. The Attorney Grievance Committee in New York predicted Giuliani should expect an unfavorable outcome, however, writing in their ruling the attorney’s alleged misconduct “will likely result in substantial permanent sanctions at the conclusion of these disciplinary proceedings.” In a post-election case in Pennsylvania, Giuliani “himself stated: ‘I don’t know what’s more serious than being denied your right to vote in a democracy.’ We agree,” the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department at the New York Supreme Court wrote in their ruling suspending Giuliani’s New York license. “It is the very reason why espousing false factual information to large segments of the public as a means of discrediting the rights of legitimate voters is so immediately harmful to it and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law.” In a statement after his New York license was suspended, Giuliani’s attorneys said the ruling against the former New York City mayor was “unprecedented” and they are “disappointed” with the court’s decision. “We believe that once the issues are fully explored at a hearing Mr. Giuliani will be reinstated as a valued member of the legal profession,” the lawyers said. Giuliani led the Trump campaign’s post-election legal efforts challenging the results, which was ultimately unsuccessful and resulted in more than 60 failed court cases. Giuliani only personally represented the campaign in court in one Pennsylvania lawsuit —which failed in both district and appeals courts—at which he contradicted his public statements about the lawsuit by acknowledging during a hearing the case was “not a fraud case.” The New York Supreme Court cited that lawsuit as contributing to his suspension, noting his “mischaracterization of the case” and conflicting statements about whether he was alleging voter fraud. In addition to his law license suspensions, Giuliani is facing multiple billion-dollar lawsuits from voting companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic over his post-election fraud claims, as well as two lawsuits brought by members of Congress over his alleged role in inspiring the Jan.6 attack on the U. S. Capitol building. He is also being separately under federal investigation for potentially violating foreign lobbying laws in Ukraine and reportedly Turkey. With Giuliani’s Law License Suspended, Here Are The Other Trump Lawyers Who May Face Discipline Next (Forbes) Giuliani’s NY Law License Suspended Over Election Fraud Lies (Forbes) Giuliani Claims His Call For ‘Trial By Combat’ On Jan.6 Shouldn’t Have Been Taken Literally As Legal Woes Mount (Forbes) Giuliani Reportedly Facing Second Government Investigation Into Dealings With Turkey (Forbes)
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Isaac Herzog, a veteran of Israel's Labor party, was sworn in before parliament Wednesday as the Jewish state's 11th president, replacing Reuvin Rivlin in the largely ceremonial post. With his left hand on a Torah and his right raised, Herzog said he was "humbled and thrilled" and vowed to be "everyone's president". He bemoaned polarisation in Israeli society and the "unprecedented crisis" in its politics. "My mission is to do everything to build up hope once again," said the 60-year-old, who is starting a seven-year term after beating out former headmistress Miriam Peretz in a vote among lawmakers last month. The Israeli president exerts little power, with the prime minister wielding executive authority. ALSO READ| Israeli army fatally shoots Palestinian man in occupied West Bank When Herzog was elected, Benjamin Netanyahu was still premier, a post he had held for 12 years until he was dramatically ousted last month by his former chief of staff, now Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. The presidency however assumed an outsized role during Israel's unprecedented spate of four elections in less than two years. The president is charged with selecting the lawmaker best placed to form a government, a closely-watched process after Israel's run of inconclusive votes. The president does have the power to grant pardons - a potentially important function as Netanyahu stands trial for alleged fraud, bribery and breach of trust, charges he denies. ALSO READ| Israel to allow Gaza 'limited' export of farm produce The scion of one of Israel's most prestigious families, Herzog was first elected to parliament in 2003, but was most recently leading the Jewish Agency for Israel, an organisation focused on relations with Jewish immigrants and the diaspora. The son of Chaim Herzog - Israel's sixth president and a former ambassador to the United Nations - and nephew of the famed diplomat and statesman Abba Eban, the new president supports the two-state solution to the conflict with Palestinians. During his 2015 campaign he vowed to relaunch a peace process, even saying he was prepared to "remove" Israeli settlements if necessary. Source: News24
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The Tokyo Olympics are set to begin on July 23, but there is still much that is up in the air on how the Games will look. Tokyo is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases — hitting a two-month high on Wednesday — and it’s looking increasingly likely that a state of emergency will be declared before the Olympics begin. Tokyo is allowing domestic fans to attend events, but as cases continue to rise, even domestic fans are in danger of being barred from Olympic events. According to the Associated Press, IOC President Thomas Back will arrive in Tokyo on Thursday, and a decision is expected to be made on Friday in a meeting between the IOC and local organizers to determine whether fans can attend events. Tokyo is currently in a quasi-state of emergency, but it’s due to end on Sunday. There were 920 new cases reported in Tokyo on Wednesday, its highest total since May 13 when 1,010 cases were reported. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is reportedly considering reinstating the state of emergency until August 22, and is expected to make a decision on Thursday after meeting with a panel of experts. “The infections are in their expansion phase and everyone in this country must firmly understand the seriousness of it,” Dr. Shigeru Omi, a top government medical adviser, told reporters. In June, Tokyo announced that domestic fans will be allowed in the venues, but with strict guidelines. Venues will be limited to 50% capacity and a maximum of 10,000 fans. In addition, no outward cheering will be allowed and no hugs or high-fives will be permitted between athletes. All spectators will be required to wear face masks at indoor venues and will have their temperatures checked before entering. Anyone with a temperature above 99.5 — or showing any symptoms of Covid — will not be allowed in. While at venues, no cheering, high-fives, towel-waving, or autographs will be allowed. Attendees at outside venues will be permitted to remove their masks, as long as there is a two-meter gap between them and other attendees, according to Forbes. “The festive mood will have to be suppressed—that has become a major challenge,” head of the Tokyo games’ organizing committee Seiko Hashimoto told reporters. “People can feel joy in their hearts, but they can’t be loud, and they have to avoid crowds. Those are the areas where we need to be creative, and we are putting in a lot of effort to come up with a new way of celebrating.” It’s now looking doubtful that these rules will even need to be enforced. The Olympics are going forward despite advice from medical experts to postpone the games and pushback from Japanese locals. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito voiced his concerns over the Olympics in June, saying through the grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency — Yasuhiko Nishimura — that he was “extremely worried.” “His majesty is extremely worried about the current situation of the COVID-19 infections,” Nishimura said . “While there are voices of unease among the public, I believe [the emperor] is concerned that holding the Olympics and Paralympics… may lead to the expansion of the infections.” Japan has had roughly 810,000 cases of COVID and nearly 14,900 deaths. Joe Morgan is the Sports Reporter for The Daily Wire. Most recently, Morgan covered the Clippers, Lakers, and the NBA for Sporting News. Send your sports questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
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CANBERRA, Australia — Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week due to the vulnerability of an Australia population largely unvaccinated against COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday. “The situation we’re in now is largely because we haven’t been able to get the vaccine that we need,” New South Wales state Health Minister Brad Hazzard said. The decision to extend the lockdown through July 16 was made on health advice, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. “The reason why we’ve extended the lockdown is because of a number of cases still infectious in the community and we extended the lockdown to give us the best chance of not having another lockdown,” Berejiklian said. The extension of the lockdown, which covers Australia’s largest city and some nearby communities, means most children will not return to school next week following their midyear break. Of 27 new infections of the delta variant reported in latest 24-hour period on Wednesday, only 13 had been in isolation while infectious, officials said. The delta variant is considered more contagious than the original coronavirus or other variants. Only 9% of Australian adults are fully vaccinated, heightening fears that the delta variant could quickly spread beyond control. Berejiklian expected lockdowns would no longer be necessary once a large majority of Australians were vaccinated. There have been more than 300 infections linked to a limousine driver who tested positive on June 16. He is thought to have been infected while transporting a U. S. flight crew from Sydney airport. Last week, almost half Australia’s population was locked down with cities on the east, west and north coasts tightening pandemic restrictions due to clusters. Some of those lockdowns were as short as three days. Sydney and its surrounds are the only part of Australia still in lockdown. Australia has been relatively successful in containing clusters throughout the pandemic, registering fewer than 31,000 cases and 910 deaths total. Australia has recorded a single COVID-19 death since October: an 80-year-old man who died in April after being infected overseas and diagnosed in hotel quarantine. But now there are 37 COVID-19 cases in Sydney hospitals. Of those, seven are in intensive care, the youngest in their 30s.
Sydney’s two-week lockdown is extended for another seven days
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Peshawar: Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government on Wednesday condoled the demise of legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar, saying he will always be remembered for the love and affection he had for the people of his ancestral hometown here. Kumar, India’s enduring film legend through the decades, died at a Mumbai hospital in the morning after a prolonged illness. He was 98. In a statement, Kamran Bangash, the Special Assistant on Information to Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of the film legend. The KP government spokesman said he was saddened to know about the death of Kumar, a resident of Peshawar who earned fame in acting. “Late Dilip had great regard and respect for the people of his birthplace Peshawar. He will always be remembered for his services, love and affection he had for the people of Peshawar,” the statement said. Kumar was born on December 11,1922, at his family home in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar. The Pakistan government has already declared his native house as a national heritage and completed all formalities to convert it into a museum in his name. Kumar visited Peshawar in the early 90’s. He was given an unprecedented reception and welcome by the people of Peshawar. Kumar, known to generations of film-goers as ‘tragedy king’ for his portrayal of the brooding, intense romantic in classics such as ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Devdas’, had been admitted to the Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility in Khar, since last Tuesday. Kumar, born Yousuf Khan and often known as the Nehruvian hero, did his first film ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 and his last ‘Qila’ in 1998,54 years later. The five-decade career included ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Naya Daur’, and ‘Ram Aur Shyam’, and later, as he graduated to character roles, ‘Shakti’ and ‘Karma’. Get the news updates on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. For all the latest Pakistan updates, download our app Android and iOS.
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“You’re saying, ‘You have to teach the history of Holocaust, but you can’t teach the history of institutionalized, deeply embedded racism in the United States.’”
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The Lambda variant sweeping through South America has not yet been detected locally. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed that the variant has not been detected in South Africa. "We continue to monitor the data and perform sequencing, and the public will be advised of any developments duly. During this time, it's imperative to not panic or spread misinformation and continue adhering to the same preventative methods," the NICD said. READ| Covid-19 in South Africa: 15 500 new infections as hospitalisations reach nearly 15 000 A presentation to the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) by Professor Tulio de Oliveira and Dr Richard Lessells on Tuesday showed that while the Covid-19 variant had been detected in 31 countries so far, South Africa was not one of them. In Africa, it has only been detected in Egypt. According to the presentation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) named Lambda a variant of interest on 14 June. It was first detected in Peru in December 2020. According to the WHO, variants of interest are those "identified to cause significant community transmission or multiple Covid-19 clusters in multiple countries, with increasing relative prevalence alongside increasing number of cases over time, or other apparent epidemiological impacts to suggest an emerging risk to global public health". Variants of concern, like Beta and Delta, increase in transmissibility and change in clinical disease presentation. The two researchers said there was no evidence that Lambda was the cause of the high mortality rate in Peru. Peru had experienced more deaths per capita than any other country since the start of the pandemic – even before the Lambda variant was detected. The country has a ratio of 586 deaths per 100 000 people as of 5 July. "It is a figure that is almost 89% higher than Hungary, the second worst country by the same measure, with 310.5 deaths per 100 000." They said research by Public Health England shows that currently there is "no evidence that this variant causes more severe disease or renders the vaccines currently deployed any less effective". De Oliveira and Lessells' presentation to the NCCC also showed the variant the country should continue to worry about was the fast-spreading Delta variant. They said it was becoming the most dominant variant in the country. "Preliminary estimates from genomic data and epidemiological studies suggest Delta may be significantly more transmissible than other variants of concern, including Beta (30% to 60% more transmissible)." The Delta variant was first detected in KwaZulu-Natal and was driving infections during the current third wave across the country. Do you want to know more about this topic? Sign up for one of News24's 33 newsletters to receive the information you want in your inbox. Special newsletters are available to subscribers.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday revived the GOP’s thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in America’s biggest red state after Democrats temporarily derailed a restrictive bill with a late-night walkout in the state Capitol in May. As expected, Abbott made new election laws one of nearly a dozen items — including border security and other GOP lightning rod issues — that he is instructing lawmakers to revisit over the next 30 days in a special session that begins Thursday. The two-term governor, who is up for reelection next year and has not ruled out a presidential run in 2024, offered no immediate guidance about what changes he wants in Texas’ elections laws. But already, Republicans are backing away from the two most contentious issues that fueled Democrats’ dramatic quorum break just before a midnight deadline over the Memorial Day weekend. He also ordered lawmakers to restore funding for Texas’ legislative branch after vetoing paychecks for roughly 2,000 Capitol employees following the walkout. “These Special Session priority items put the people of Texas first and will keep the Lone Star State on a path to prosperity,” Abbott said. The GOP’s overwhelming majority in the Texas Capitol means it is likely an elections bill will pass, although Democrats have vowed to continue fighting and have not ruled out breaking quorum again. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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If a British court permits the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face criminal charges in the United States, the Biden administration has pledged that it will not hold him under the most austere conditions reserved for high-security prisoners and that, if he is convicted, it will let him serve his sentence in his native Australia. Those assurances were disclosed on Wednesday as part of a British High Court ruling in London. The court accepted the United States government’s appeal of a ruling that had denied its extradition request for Mr. Assange — who was indicted during the Trump administration — on the grounds that American prison conditions for the highest-security inmates were inhumane. The new ruling was not made public in its entirety. But in an email, the Crown Prosecution Service press office provided a summary showing that the High Court had accepted three of five grounds for appeal submitted by the United States and disclosing the promises the Biden administration had made. A lower-court judge, Vanessa Baraitser of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, had held in January that “the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States” given American prison conditions. The summary of the decision to accept the appeal said that the United States had “provided the United Kingdom with a package of assurances which are responsive to the district judge’s specific findings in this case.” Specifically, it said, Mr. Assange would not be subjected to measures that curtail a prisoner’s contact with the outside world and can amount to solitary confinement, and would not be imprisoned at the supermax prison in Florence, Colo., unless he later did something “that meets the test” for imposing such harsh steps. “The United States has also provided an assurance that the United States will consent to Mr. Assange being transferred to Australia to serve any custodial sentence imposed on him,” the summary said. No hearing date has been set. The Crown Prosecution Service and the United States Justice Department declined to comment. In a statement, Stella Moris, Mr. Assange’s fiancée, urged the Biden administration to instead drop the extradition request and abandon the charges, which she portrayed as a threat to First Amendment press freedoms. “I am appealing directly to the Biden government to do the right thing, even at this late stage,” she said. “This case should not be dragged out for a moment longer. End this prosecution, protect free speech and let Julian come home to his family.” The case against Mr. Assange is complex and developed over the course of three indictments secured by prosecutors during the Trump administration. It centers on his 2010 publication of diplomatic and military files leaked by Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst — not on his publication during the 2016 election of Democratic emails stolen by Russia. Prosecutors have made two sets of accusations. One is that Mr. Assange participated in a criminal hacking conspiracy, both by offering to help Ms. Manning mask her tracks on a secure computer network and by engaging in a broader effort to encourage hackers to obtain secret material and send it to WikiLeaks. The other is that his soliciting and publishing information the government had deemed secret violated the Espionage Act. While hacking is not a journalistic act, the second set of charges has alarmed press-freedom advocates because it could establish a precedent that such journalistic-style activities may be treated as a crime in the United States — a separate question from whether Mr. Assange himself counts as a journalist. In January, Judge Baraitser rejected the Trump administration’s extradition request on the grounds that Mr. Assange might be driven to suicide by American prison conditions. On Jan.19, in one of its last acts, the Trump administration filed an appeal of that ruling. Soon after taking office, the Biden administration pressed forward.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, a former banana producer and political neophyte who ruled Haiti for more than four years as the country grew increasingly unstable under his watch, was killed on Wednesday. He was 53. Moïse was assassinated at his private home during "a highly coordinated attack by a highly trained and heavily armed group," interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said. His wife, Martine, was injured in the attack and remains hospitalized. "Haiti has lost a true statesman," Joseph said. "We will ensure that those responsible for this heinous act are swiftly brought to justice." An emergency vehicle is parked at the entrance of Ryder Trauma Center where Haitian first lady Martine Moise was taken for treatment in Miami, July 7, 2021. A businessman from northern Haiti, Moïse had no political experience before being hand-picked by former President Michel Martelly as the ruling Tet Kale party's official candidate in 2015 elections. Campaigning under the nickname "Neg Bannan Nan" - "Banana Man" in Haitian Creole - he promoted achievements that included launching a banana-exporting joint venture with help from a $6 million loan approved by Martelly's administration. As a businessman, he also distributed drinking water and established a renewable energy project in various towns. Moise won the 2015 presidential vote, but the results were thrown out following allegations of fraud, leading to a period of political limbo, including the appointment of an interim president. Moise later won November 2016 elections, although voter turnout was only 21%. A man looks at the bullet holes in a car outside of the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 7, 2021. He took office in February 2017, pledging to strengthen institutions, fight corruption and bring more investments and jobs to the Western hemisphere's poorest nation. "It's really important to change the lifestyle of these people," he said of impoverished people in Haiti's rural areas. But his administration was soon plagued by massive protests, and critics accused him of growing increasingly authoritarian. Moïse had been ruling by decree for more than a year after Parliament was dissolved and lawmakers failed to organize legislative elections. He was widely criticized for approving decrees, including one that limited the powers of a court that audits government contracts and another that created an intelligence agency that answers only to the president. Members of the Haitian police and forensics look for evidence outside of the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 7, 2021. Political and economic instability had deepened in recent months, with widespread protests paralyzing the country of more than 11 million people. In addition, gangs in the capital of Port-au-Prince have grown more powerful, with more than 14,700 people driven from their homes last month alone as gangs set fire to homes and ransacked them. In addition,15 people were killed during a June 29 shooting rampage in the capital, including a journalist and well-known political activist. Officials blamed a group of rogue police officers but have not provided any evidence. Moïse is survived by his wife and three children.
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As part of the COVID stimulus plan passed by Congress a few months ago, if you have children under the age of 17, you may quality for a child tax credit from the IRS. For most people, the credit will come in the form of a direct deposit. Taxpayers who filed a tax return generally don’t need to do anything, but others may have to use an online tool offered by the IRS. “This tool is for people who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 and did not use the IRS Non-filer tool last year to register for Economic Impact Payments,” the IRS states. “It enables them to provide required information about themselves, their qualifying children age 17 and under, their other dependents, and their direct deposit bank information so the IRS can quickly and easily deposit the payments directly into their checking or savings account.” Note: Eligible families who already filed or plan to file 2019 or 2020 income tax returns should not use this tool. “Once the IRS processes their 2019 or 2020 tax return, the information will be used to determine eligibility and issue advance payments. Families who want to claim other tax benefits, such as the earned income tax credit, should not use this tool. They should file a regular tax return. For them, the fastest and easiest way to file a return is the Free File system, available only on IRS.gov.” Here are some other things you need to know:
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Among the coronavirus measures that the ministers are expected to discuss is the option of additional tests for all those entering Israel from abroad four day after their arrival.
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The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of twelve members of the council of ministers, with immediate effect on 7 July 2021. According to a release issued by the Presidents Office, among 12 ministers who resigned include D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debasree Chaudhuri. This comes ahead of the first cabinet reshuffle in the second term of the Narendra Modi government.
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President Biden plans to sign an executive order to crack down on noncompete agreements used by employers to prevent their employees from moving to rival firms, the White House announced Wednesday. The president’s order would encourage the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban or limit noncompete agreements. “Roughly half of private sector businesses require at least some employees to enter noncompete agreements, affecting over 30 million people. This affects construction workers, hotel workers, many blue-collar jobs, not just high-level executives. He believes that if someone offers you a better job, you should be able to take it. It makes sense,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing. In an effort to limit the number of jobs in the U. S. that require a license, Biden’s forthcoming order would also encourage the FTC to ban unnecessary occupational licensing restrictions, which could impede workers’ ability to move and gain more in wages. Psaki said that almost 30 percent of jobs in the U. S. require a license. “While occupational licensing can serve important health and safety concerns, unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing can lock people out of jobs. This hugely affects military families in particular, over one-third of whom work in a field requiring a license and who are subject to military-directed moves every year,” she said. Biden is also working to crack down on employers sharing data on workers with one another. His order would encourage the FTC, along with the Department of Justice, to strengthen antitrust guidance in an effort to prevent employers from working together to suppress wages or reduce benefits by sharing information with one another. Current guidance allows for employers to exchange wage data with one another, outside of conversations with workers, which is not subject to antitrust guidance. "The president believes that, in a healthy, competitive economy, employers must compete for workers and competition among employers gives workers more opportunity," a source familiar with the matter said.
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TV & Movies Here’s why they all broke up. Entering into a relationship on reality TV is always a gamble, as the couples of Love Island US know all too well. Since filming ended, not a single couple from either of the show’s two seasons has stayed together, though some former contestants have at least remained friends. Here's what we know about their breakups. Season 1 winners Elizabeth and Zac were smitten with one another in 2019, but the busy realities of life soon got in the way. “I think I can speak for everyone from the cast. We came back and just kind of had a hard time adjusting,” Elizabeth told Bustle in August 2020. “And then COVID hitting didn't make anything easier.” The pair decided to separate in December 2019, four months after winning the show. "We're friends. We check in on each other here and there,” she added. As Zac explained in an Instagram Story, he and Elizabeth “wanted different things and it wasn't fair to either of us to continue on a path that no longer served either of us or our differing interests." Based on their social media posts, both parties are still single now. Alex and Dylan's relationship was thrown "into real life, real quick when Alex broke her jaw shortly after returning home. “He was amazing with me when I broke my jaw, [but] that kind of takes a huge toll on people," Alex told Bustle in August 2019. "It's just not something normal.” By November of the same year, the two had decided that they were better off as friends. Per E!, Alex wrote in an Instagram story that " heartbreak is hard, and that while her relationship with Dylan “was a Fairytale romance for me, sometimes things just don't work out." Dylan appears to be single and spends a lot of his time by the ocean. Alex also seems to be single. “If she’s drinking a spicy marg before 12 pm on a weekday, just focus on yourself my guy,” she wrote in a June 30 Instagram post. Kyra and Cashel's relationship in the villa was messy, and it only got messier at home. Kyra alleged to Bustle in August 2019 that both she and Cashel cheated on each other. Cashel, however, called the claim "news to me." The two ultimately parted ways in December 2019. "I didn't trust him. He didn't trust me," Kyra said. "It just kind of spiraled after that." Per Looper, Kyra and Cashel have since unfollowed each other on Instagram and have been working on their respective modeling careers. Cashel was in a relationship with a woman named Alexandra Karacozoff for a while, but it’s unclear if they’re still dating as their last photo together is from September 2020. Kyra appears to be single, but proudly shared several Pride-centric photos on Instagram last month; she also recently partnered with a women’s sex toy brand. Caro and Ray were the couple to last the longest after Love Island, but Caro ended their long-distance relationship in June 2020. “I just don’t feel like he was committed to the relationship like I was,” she said in an announcement on her YouTube channel . “So that’s why I decided to break up with him.” Ray, however, told Bustle that he doesn't fear commitment — Caro simply didn't favor his flourishing social life. “I guess she likes someone who will give her more attention,” he explained. “Based off her past experiences and what she's been through in her life, it's very difficult, you know, me being very friendly. I have a lot of female friends as well... and that was always an issue for her.” Still, Ray has "no bad blood" with Caro and hopes that they can reconnect one day as friends. Both Caro and Ray appear to be single and working on separate modeling gigs; Ray has paid partnerships with companies like SmartWater, while Caro is a Fashion Nova partner. The least promising couple in Season 1, Weston and Emily dated for a little while before moving on. They didn't publicly announce their breakup, but Emily wrote in a Valentine's Day Instagram post that she was spending the holiday "falling in love with myself." Currently, they both appear to be single. Season 2 winners Justine and Caleb were close when they left the show in October 2020, but by December they had parted ways. In a tweet, Caleb explained that they met up for a brand deal in December that Justine was very excited about “that happened to include me.” They meant to publicly announce their breakup when that content dropped in December, but things got delayed until January. The two eventually broke the news of their split on Jan.16,2021. "It’s truly a strange feeling to be typing this out but I understand my reality is now having to share some aspects of my life with you all regardless of how private I’d like to remain at times," Justine wrote in an Instagram statement . "This is extremely difficult for me to express but out of respect for those of you who supported me, and rode for me, I want you to know that Caleb and I are no longer together." Per Entertainment Tonight, Caleb shared his own Instagram statement wherein he wished Justine "the absolute best and much continued success” and asked fans to give them some privacy. Season 2 runners-up Cely and Johnny also ended their relationship in December 2020. Though Cely announced the breakup in a Jan.9 tweet, she explained in a later YouTube video that she and Johnny parted ways over the holidays. They went on a Christmas trip to Hawaii together, but “it didn’t work out. I came home early, and he stayed,” she explained. Though Johnny accused Cely of misleading fans about why their relationship ended, Cely said in the YouTube video that she’s focused on looking forward. “I’m trying my hardest to not be associated with that relationship anymore,” she said. “I have honestly moved on, and I’m encouraging everybody else to move on with me.” Moira and Calvin found their way back together after separating during Casa Amor, but their relationship didn’t last long after leaving the villa in October 2020. In a November Instagram Story, Moira announced that they had decided to part ways. "After the show, when we left Las Vegas and went back to the real world, our plan was to take it day by day," she told People on Nov.23. She added that her relationship with Calvin was really a “situationship,” and that the time they spent together in the villa “really wasn't long enough — maybe like, two weeks or even less — to build a foundation for a relationship on the outside." Though Moira currently appears to be single based on her Instagram, she told People that she’s “ready for a boyfriend and ready for love. And if that means maybe getting my heart broken one more time to find the real thing, I'm open." Carrington was with Kaitlyn and Kierstan before pairing up with Laurel in the back half of Season 2. Coming in fourth place, the two dated for a little while but had also ended things by December 2020. Per ScreenRant, Carrington said in an Instagram Live with Johnny that he and Laurel "gave it an honest effort" after the show but things didn’t pan out. He added that they were just “talking” and “weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend.” Laurel is currently in a relationship with an entrepreneur named Bryce, while Carrington is dating Livy, a cheerleader at the University of Southern California. This article was originally published on Aug.25,2020
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Question my sanity, but I'm considering running in this election to recall California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Here's a big reason why. No one doubts that bad K-12 public school teachers exist. There is a phenomenon known as the "turkey trot," in which bad teachers wind up in the worst schools. Why? There is a connection between bad schools and lack of parental involvement. When you have strong parental involvement, parents pressure their schools to remove such teachers. Because of strong, protective teachers unions, these teachers are rarely fired, but merely shuffled from school to school, until they land in one where few parents complain. And while the vast majority of teachers do not fall into that "bad" category, look at where public school teachers send their own school-age children. Nationwide, approximately 10% of kids attend private school. Six percent of Black kids do so. But more than 20% of public school teachers send their own kids to private schools. A 2004 study by the Fordham Institute found that 44% of Philadelphia public school teachers send their kids to private schools. In Cincinnati and Chicago,41% and 39% of public school teachers, respectively, put their own school-age children in private school. In Baltimore, in 2017, there were 13 public high schools where 0% of students could do math at grade level, with another half a dozen Baltimore public high schools where only 1% could do so. So, it is hardly a surprise that Fordham's study found 35% of Baltimore public school teachers with school-age kids placed them in private school. In San Francisco it was 34%, and New York-Northeastern New Jersey was 33%. In Los Angeles, nearly 25% of public school teachers sent their kids to private school, versus 16% of Angelenos who did so. For this reason, school choice has never polled higher. A June 2021 RealClear Opinion Research poll found support for school choice at 74% among registered voters. This includes 83% of Republicans,69% of independents and 70% of Democrats who strongly or somewhat support school choice. In April 2020, support for choice was 64%. Tommy Schultz, CEO of the American Federation for Children, said: "Public support for school choice is at an all-time high. And, as the nation recovers from unprecedented, nationwide school closures, a new story is unfolding. Parents are rising up and demanding the freedom to choose the best educational environment for their children.… Already in 2021, seventeen states have passed legislation to improve, expand, or create new school choice programs." School choice is not a panacea, especially without strong parental involvement. Studies show that Black kids spend less time doing homework than Hispanic kids, less time on homework than white kids and much less time on homework than Asian American kids. Economist Walter Williams told me, "If you don't have someone in your household to make sure that you do your homework and to insist that you go to bed on time, the school you attend will not make a whole lot of difference." When I was in elementary and middle school, several classmates were Asian American, most of Chinese or Japanese descent. They all told me the same thing. If they got a B – they rarely got a grade lower than that – their parents told them they did not work hard enough. If they got an A, their parents told them the test was too easy. Their parents did not accept the notion often heard from my Black classmates, that so-and-so is "just not good in math." The parents of my Asian American classmates believed that in academics, as athletic coaches say, "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." School choice benefits children of parents who preach that education and hard work are key to upward mobility. School choice will be of little benefit to the kids of parents who do not. Please let me know your thoughts about my possible candidacy at [email protected] We've got a state to save. SUPPORT TRUTHFUL JOURNALISM. MAKE A DONATION TO THE NONPROFIT WND NEWS CENTER. THANK YOU!
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A Pennsylvania Republican state senator has signaled plans to undertake an Arizona-style “forensic audit” of the 2020 election, despite the fact that several lawsuits and multiple audits already affirmed President Joe Biden’s comfortable 80,555-vote victory in the Keystone State. After state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R) issued letters to multiple counties requesting broad categories of information, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) — who successfully fended off multiple post-election lawsuits by former President Donald Trump’s allies — denounced the effort as a “sham,” a “partisan fishing expedition,” and a waste of taxpayer money. “Although two legal audits have already been completed in Pennsylvania, Senator Mastriano is now requesting a laundry list of confidential and privileged information from three Pennsylvania counties in continued efforts to pay homage to former President Trump and further spread misinformation about our elections,” Shapiro wrote in a statement. Mastriano’s proposed “audit” appears to take its inspiration from its counterpart in Arizona, where a firm known as Cyber Ninjas reportedly inspected ballots for bamboo fibers in service of a conspiracy theory that fraudulent votes created in Asia wound up in the Grand Canyon State in November. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) fought in court to secure election monitors providing a modicum of transparency for the effort, leading to her writing a letter itemizing what her office flagged as irregularities. Hobbs noted that searching for watermarks under ultraviolet light, measuring ballot thickness, and inspecting ballots under a microscope are measures which are both irregular and unnecessary. “Though conspiracy theorists are undoubtedly cheering on these types of inspections—and perhaps providing financial support because of their use—they do little other than further marginalize the professionalism and intent of this ‘audit,'” she wrote on May 5th. Heeding Arizona’s lessons, the Pennsylvania attorney general advised any of the counties Mastriano asked to participate in the so-called “forensic audit” to turn down that invitation. “These counties should refuse to participate in this partisan fishing expedition,” Shapiro wrote. “This ‘audit’ could risk decertifying the counties’ voting machines, costing county taxpayers’ millions of dollars. Right now this information is being requested voluntarily but should subpoenas be issued, you can expect our office to do everything to protect the Commonwealth, its voters and the free, fair election that was held in Pennsylvania.” The attorney general’s warning about taxpayer expenses is not merely theoretical. Arizona’s Maricopa County had to replace its voting machines after the state Senate placed them under the control of Cyber Ninjas and others not certified to handle them. “With the backup equipment and the other certified tabulation equipment not subpoenaed, the Board of Supervisors, Elections Department and Recorder’s Office are working with our current vendor to replace the subpoenaed equipment so we will be able to serve voters for the November 2021 election,” the county wrote in a statement on June 28. After Mastriano announced the probe on his website, state Democrats asked caucus leaders with Pennsylvania’s GOP to end “misguided and political farce immediately,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. “To conduct yet another review with Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars is an insult to our stewardship of those resources,” the Democratic states senators reportedly wrote in their letter. [Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images] Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
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A group of state attorneys general have again teamed up to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google, this time alleging the company abused its power over app developers through its mobile Play Store on Android. The case marks the fourth antitrust lawsuit lodged against the company by U. S. government enforcers in the past year. By focusing on the Play store, the latest lawsuit touches on an aspect of Google's business that is most similar to Apple's. The Apple App Store has become embattled between legal challenges and lawmaker questions over whether it unfairly charges developers for payments through their apps by customers and whether it unfairly favors its own apps over rivals'. Attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia, coming from both parties, are listed as plaintiffs in the case. The plaintiffs in the case, filed in the Northern District of California on Wednesday include California, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York and North Carolina. Besides the latest antitrust challenge, Google faces an ongoing lawsuit from the Department of Justice and several states alleging it used exclusionary contracts to ensure default status for its apps on devices from manufacturers that used its Android mobile operating system. It also faces a lawsuit from a group of Republican attorneys general focused on its advertising technology business and alleging it entered an anticompetitive agreement with Facebook. The third lawsuit prior to this latest challenge came from a bipartisan group of attorneys general who expanded beyond the DOJ's allegations of exclusionary contracts. The lawsuit alleged Google limits vertical search providers like Yelp and Tripadvisor from being able to reach consumers by using "discriminatory conduct on its search results page." This story is developing. Check back for updates. WATCH: How US antitrust law works, and what it means for Big Tech
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NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term. Just minutes before the midnight deadline for police to arrest him, Zuma left his Nkandla home in a convoy of vehicles. Zuma decided to hand himself over to authorities to obey the order from the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, that he should serve a prison term for contempt of court. “President Zuma has decided to comply with the incarceration order. He is on his way to hand himself into a Correctional Services Facility in KZN (KwaZulu-Natal province),” said a tweet posted by the Zuma Foundation. Soon after the South African police confirmed that Zuma was in their custody. Zuma’s decision to obey the Constitutional Court order comes after a week of rising tensions over his prison sentence. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt because he defied a court order for him to testify before a judicial commission investigating widespread allegations of corruption during his time as the country’s president, from 2009 to 2018. The Constitutional Court ordered that if Zuma did not voluntarily hand himself over to the police then the police should arrest the country’s former president by the end of the day Wednesday. In a last-minute plea to avoid going to prison, Zuma’s lawyers had written to the acting chief justice requesting that his arrest be suspended until Friday, when a regional court is to rule on his application to postpone the arrest. Zuma’s lawyers asked the acting chief justice to issue directives stopping the police from arresting him, claiming there would be a “prejudice to his life.” The top court met late Wednesday, according to local reports, but apparently rejected Zuma’s request. Zuma had also launched two court proceedings to avoid arrest after his sentence last week. He applied at the Constitutional Court for his sentence to be rescinded and that application will be heard on July 12. On Tuesday, his lawyers were in the Pietermaritzburg High Court seeking to stop the minister of police from arresting him until the Constitutional Court rules on his application to have the sentence rescinded. The regional court will rule on that application on Friday. Political tensions have risen in KwaZulu-Natal province as a result of Zuma’s conviction, sentence and pending arrest. Hundreds of his supporters gathered at his home over the weekend and vowed to prevent his arrest, but they left on Sunday. Related Articles Six months after Jan.6, search is still on Capitol attackers Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney petitions to resign More than a dozen Capitol rioters have pleaded guilty Garland halts federal executions, orders protocol review Trump Org., CFO indicted on tax fraud charges The judicial inquiry into corruption during his term as president has heard damning testimony from former Cabinet ministers and top executives of state-owned corporations that Zuma allowed his associates, members of the Gupta family, to influence his Cabinet appointments and lucrative contracts. Zuma refused to comply with a court order to appear before the commission, which led the Constitutional Court to convict him of contempt and sentence him to prison. In a separate matter, Zuma is standing trial on charges of corruption related to a 1999 arms deal, where he allegedly received bribes from French arms manufacturer Thales. His financial adviser has already been convicted and imprisoned in that case.
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