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Former President Donald Trump took a victory lap Wednesday morning after House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from leadership. "Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being," Trump wrote. Cheney departed the House Republican meeting on Wednesday and immediately vowed to work to keep Trump for being re-elected if he runs for president again.
Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Rockets are launched from Gaza toward the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian youth comforts an injured boy receiving medical care al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza on May 11. Photo: Mahmud HamsA/AFP via Getty Images Israeli emergency services transport an injured man in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the nation's most populous state would stop requiring people to wear masks in almost all circumstances on June 15, describing a world he said will look “a lot like the world we entered into before the pandemic.” California has required people to wear masks in public places since June 18. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is considering changing its workplace mask rules later this month.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department planned to terminate the employment of two firefighters and suspend a third for allegedly taking graphic photos at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and sharing them with their wives and girlfriends, according to court documents filed this week. The disclosure was made by lawyers for the late basketball star's wife, Vanessa Bryant, in court documents related to her invasion of privacy lawsuit against Los Angeles County. The two firefighters were sent "intention to discharge" letters in December after a fire department internal investigation concluded they had taken photos of the dead bodies in the helicopter wreckage that "served no business necessity" and "only served to appeal to baser instincts and desires for what amounted to visual gossip," Bryant's attorneys said in a declaration in support of delaying the lawsuit trial to allow time for additional investigation.
Israel's military was facing questions on Wednesday as to whether its Iron Dome missile defence system needed an upgrade, after five Israeli civilians were killed by rocket strikes. The system, which Israeli officials say has a 90 per cent interception rate, has already avoided heavy loss of life in Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and other cities which became a focal point for Hamas as it sought to overwhelm air defences. But on Wednesday, Israeli analysts said that for some time intelligence sources had been warning that Hamas had significantly improved its weaponry, to the extent that it could "pierce the Iron Dome shield."
However, when asked by Lynch if he believed Trump incited the riots, Miller replied, "I think I'd like to modify my original assessment." He said new information led him to believe the assault was far more organized than originally thought — in essence, suggesting that while Trump did "offer" the Capitol to rioters, the president's remarks were not "the unitary factor." Lynch fired back, quoting Miller himself: "Would anybody have marched on the Capitol or tried to overrun the Capitol without the president's speech?
Leon Peysen, 70, was found in the Waco-suburb Hewitt trapped underneath his overturned SUV May 5 with a neck injury believed to be a gunshot wound, KWKT reported. Police now say the crash killed Peysen — because he wasn't shot at all. Security footage revealed Peysen pulled three dogs into the SUV and he was attempting to leave a parking lot when the vehicle reversed suddenly, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Reuters) -When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside. Their home state's embattled Republican congresswoman, Liz Cheney, needed to be supported, they agreed, for standing up to former President Donald Trump and contesting his false stolen-election claims. “This is where Democrats and Republicans can come together,” said Anderson, 51, a wildlife advocate who often disagrees with Cheney on policy.
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Newark on behalf of more than 200 Indian construction workers at the temple, alleges "shocking violations of the most basic laws applicable to workers in this country, including laws prohibiting forced labor." The suit, filed by five of the workers, accuses their employer, Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, and related entities of recruiting them in India, bringing them to the United States and forcing them to work on the temple for more than 87 hours a week for $450 a month, or about $1.20 an hour.
Consumer prices jumped 4.2% in the 12 months through to April, up from 2.6% in March and marking the biggest increase since September 2008. The report from the US Labor Department comes amid fears that rising consumer prices could push up interest rates. Inflation, which measures the rate at which the prices for goods and services increase, was pushed up by higher prices for cars and food in April.
A 2,000-year-old skeleton belonged to a senior Roman soldier who was likely sent on a rescue mission to the doomed towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum as Mount Vesuvius erupted, scientists have discovered. Initially thought to be that of a regular solider, the skeleton was among 300 found at Herculaneum in the 1980s. Both Pompeii and Herculaneum, popular Roman seaside resorts south of modern-day Naples, were obliterated by the violent eruption in A.D. 79, covering people and houses in lava, mud and ash, preserving them for future archaeologists to discover.
Republican leaders told President Joe Biden on Wednesday that they will draw a hard line on raising taxes to pay for infrastructure, demonstrating the substantial challenges ahead for a potential bipartisan deal on Biden's infrastructure and jobs plan. Democrats and Republicans left the meeting saying they would try to zero in on areas of agreement they could reach on a bipartisan bill. GOP leaders told reporters that they still had to reach an agreement with Democrats over what exactly meets the definition of infrastructure.
The UK economy shrank by 1.5% in the first three months of 2021, but gathered speed in March as lockdown restrictions began to ease, official figures show. Tej Parikh, chief economist at the Institute of Directors, predicted the UK economy was now on course for a bumper bounce-back this year. The UK economy suffered a record annual slump in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions hit output and 2021 started off equally downbeat.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday papered over the significant skepticism of the 2020 presidential election within the GOP just hours after his conference deposed Rep. Liz Cheney for criticizing fellow Republicans over that very issue. I don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” McCarthy said after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House alongside other congressional leaders. McCarthy's comments run counter to the the campaign he greenlighted to boot Cheney (R-Wyo.
An 80-year-old Asian man was beaten to the ground and robbed by teenagers in San Leandro, a town near San Francisco in northern California. San Leandro Police say that attacks perpetrated against Asian Americans rose by 283 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019. The town of San Leandro has seen a number of attacks on Asian Americans since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde said calling the January 6 insurrection an insurrection is a "bald-faced lie" and likened the rioters to tourists during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the riots. Members of the committee heard testimony about the riots from former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, and Chief Robert J. Contee of the Metropolitan Police Department. "This hearing is called the Capitol insurrection.
Kansas teenagers, who have the highest COVID-19 case and test positivity rates in the state, may now get vaccinated. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow children ages 12 to 15 years old to get vaccinated. The two-shot mRNA vaccine already had emergency approval for people 16 and older.
"We need people back to work," West Virginia's Democrat senator told Politico. There's some division among Democrats on whether the Biden stimulus measure should be renewed. Sen. Joe Manchin said he won't back extending the $300 federal unemployment benefit from President Joe Biden's stimulus, which could possibly torpedo the jobless measure once it expires on Sept. 6.
The email and letter to the FBI that called for the official narrative to be questioned cited information circulating in the media. Names of the authors' were redacted in the published file. Millions of fans around the world would like to see the inconsistencies surrounding the death cleared up once and for all,” the email read, which was originally reported by Rolling Stone.
Yoweri Museveni, who came to power on the back of an armed uprising in 1986, has defied the political laws of gravity which have felled other long-serving leaders in the region. My introduction to the president came in the 1990s in the form of a school play in which the turbulence of the Milton Obote and Idi Amin years was acted out. Many young Ugandans refer to the president by the nickname "Sevo", and he fondly calls them Bazukulu (meaning grandchildren in the Luganda language).
Like a sore arm or slight fever, lymph nodes enlarged by the immune system's response to a COVID-19 vaccine are virtually always a sign that the shot is doing its job. But to the medical specialists who scour mammograms for signs of malignancy, the unexplained appearance of swollen lymph nodes has typically sparked concern and a recommendation that the patient be called back for further testing. The result has been new uncertainties for women and the doctors who care for them.
More than 120 retired US military leaders have signed an open letter appearing to advance a false conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was rigged and questioning President Joe Biden's mental capacity to serve. "Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the 'will of the people' our Constitutional Republic is lost," said the letter released Tuesday by "Flag Officers 4 America," and signed by 124 former admirals and generals. "The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020."
A Minnesota judge ruled that there were aggravating factors involved in the death of George Floyd. The ruling allows for a harsher sentence for former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murdering Mr Floyd. Chauvin is scheduled to be sentence on 25 June.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”