Fire severely damages home in Baltimore County
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A man was arrested after allegedly spending $5 million in stolen COVID-19 relief on Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini sports cars
The man allegedly used falsified documents to apply for the loans. The sports cars have since been seized by federal agents.
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Ingenuity is shattering milestones that NASA engineers once thought impossible. It flew higher than ever and landed in new territory.
Trump-appointee Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote with his first recorded vote as a justice on the high court.
Seth Rogen said George Lucas once told him he couldn't board his hypothetical spaceship if the world ended
Rogen recalled the interesting encounter with Lucas in 2012 when some thought the world was going to end due to a Mayan prophecy.
NASA's Perseverance rover captured the humming sounds of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter flying above the Martian surface. Why it matters: By recording sound on Mars, scientists will be able to learn more about how the Martian atmosphere works and potentially diagnose problems with Perseverance, should they pop up.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: NASA released a video Friday showing Ingenuity's fourth flight on April 30 when the helicopter flew a 872-foot round-trip test. Perseverance recorded the flight, capturing the Martian wind and hum of the helicopter's blades spinning at 2,537 rpm. (If you're watching the full video, it helps to use headphones.)"We had carried out tests and simulations that told us the microphone would barely pick up the sounds of the helicopter, as the Mars atmosphere damps the sound propagation strongly," David Mimoun, the science lead for Perseverance's SuperCam Mars microphone, said in a statement. "We have been lucky to register the helicopter at such a distance."The big picture: Ingenuity is the first human-made drone to ever fly on another planet, and NASA hopes the tests it's running with the 4-pound helicopter will pave the way for future missions using other drones on Mars and elsewhere. What's next: NASA will continue to test Ingenuity on Mars, allowing it to go on farther flights and one-way trips, potentially to help scout out areas of interest for Perseverance. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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Melinda Gates is ‘haunted’ by Microsoft founder’s association with sex offender, sources say
Bill Gates spent one weekend a year with his ex-girlfriend under an agreement with his wife. Here's how to know if that would help your marriage, according to a therapist.
Negotiating a monogamy exception agreement into your marriage is perfectly fine, but being on the same page is crucial, therapist Jennifer Mann said.
Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old whom prosecutors say he knelt on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight
Court filings say Chauvin hit the boy with a flashlight, grabbed his throat, and knelt on him for 17 minutes during a 2017 arrest.
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‘Biden isn’t the next FDR, he’s the next Jimmy Carter,’ Don Jr writes
Dave Bautista turned down 'Suicide Squad' for 'Army of the Dead' because he was offered 'a lot more money'
Dave Bautista said James Gunn wrote a role specifically for him in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie.
The rocket carried parts of a new space station and now no one knows where and when it will fall.
CHENNAI (Reuters) -India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Tamil Nadu, known for its automobile manufacturing including BMW, Daimler, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and Renault, said it would move from a partial to a full lockdown on Monday, stopping public transport and shutting state-run alcohol retailers.
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Melinda Gates was upset and uncomfortable after she and Bill Gates met with Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Beast reports
Sources told The Daily Beast that Bill Gates' relationship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein "still haunts" Melinda Gates.
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Soldiers destroyed a coca plantation in southwest Mexico in February, another sign that cartels are experimenting with producing cocaine themselves.
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Ephedra sinica, which contains the key ingredient for making crystal meth, grows wild in Afghanistan's mountains.
Floyd Mayweather's entourage reportedly gave Jake Paul a black eye after the YouTube star tried to steal the boxer's hat
Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather's entourage brawled at a press conference ahead of the professional boxer's June 6 match against Logan Paul.
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via HuluThere’s a scene in the first episode of Shrill’s third and final season where Aidy Bryant’s character, Annie, is taken aback when her gynecologist suggests she undergo gastric bypass surgery. The appointment wasn’t about her weight; Annie is there simply for her annual pap smear. But this medical professional (whom Annie has never seen before) takes it upon herself to make a completely unrelated suggestion that takes none of her individual health information into account.At a panel earlier this year, the first question asked of Bryant and fellow executive producers Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West, whose book served as the basis for the series, was about this scene. Was it inspired by any of the panel’s real-life experiences?The short answer: Yes.“I went to a doctor for a physical just to be in a movie and he had never seen me before, had never done any blood work, and told me immediately that I should do gastric bypass,” Bryant revealed. “I think for a lot of fat people that’s a huge experience [when] going to the doctor—this massive advice that is life-changing that doesn’t always feel like the right fit for you.”The longer answer, universal among pretty much every fat person in your life: Uh, hell yes.Ask your fat friends how many times a doctor has been surprised when their blood pressure was normal. Or has suggested “going on a walk every day” without asking anything about their actual fitness routine. Or has brought up bariatric surgery in an appointment set specifically to discuss anxiety medication. Honestly, an easier task might be to mention a doctor’s appointment where weight wasn’t brought up at all, even at a specialist like the gynecologist or the dentist—or a doctor in the back of a weed shop issuing medical marijuana cards. (Yes, a true story).In Shrill, Annie ends up yelling at the doctor in the parking lot after her appointment. (Of course, she doesn’t hear Annie’s rant because she’s wearing headphones.) In real life, your fat friend probably cried or quietly seethed or just shrugged and continued about her day. But medical bias, meaning medical practitioners’ implicit bias toward certain groups that often lead symptoms and complaints to be dismissed or ignored, is a very real issue that often leaves patients with little recourse.“The whole medical enterprise is really built around ideas of normativity,” explains Tina K. Sacks, an associate professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare who studies racial inequities in health, social determinants of health, and poverty and inequality. “So if you fall outside in any way of what they consider to be normal, there is bias and there is stigma against people who are not quote-unquote normal to them. This goes for people who are disabled, people who are fat. Even the phrase ‘overweight’—over what weight?”If your body isn’t “normal,” your abnormality is the problem to be solved. This approach is far from the actual health care that smaller people take for granted. Have high blood pressure? If you’re fat, that’s probably related to your weight. If you’re not, then you have the luxury of doctors considering other causes: maybe it’s due to kidney disease or a tumor or a thyroid imbalance. For fat people, it always comes back to fatness. (Black women, by the way, have it even worse.)Sacks, the author of Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System, spoke to one woman in the course of her research whose complaints about knee pain were attributed to her weight for 15 years—until doctors discovered two tumors growing there and almost had to amputate her leg. Examples of doctors ignoring overweight patients’ symptoms can be found documented all over the internet: breathing problems that were actually undiagnosed asthma; fatigue that was actually severe anemia requiring twice-monthly intravenous iron infusions; a persistent cough that was actually related to cancer.Medical shows, however, have only started to broach the topic of medical bias. The Good Doctor took on race in its fourth season when a doctor misdiagnosed a patient because the protocol she was taught in medical school led her to assume that the patient was lying. But no TV shows have examined weight stigma in this manner. The scene in Shrill is a very clear example of a medical professional looking at a person’s weight rather than actual markers of their health. And it’s important for two very specific reasons, said Sacks. First, it shows people that they’re not alone and should not be ashamed if this happens to them. And second, it reckons with the image of medical professionals in entertainment, similarly to how 2020 saw the reexamination of the ties between policing and Hollywood.“Critiquing the medical profession is important here, because we’ve typically just seen it being lauded, like, ‘Oh, these people just do good and their sex lives are interesting too,’” Sacks said. Showing an encounter like Annie’s on television that’s treated in both a serious and humorous way has the potential to inspire people “to think more critically and broadly about the medical industrial complex as it is in the U.S.”TV’s history with fat characters is abysmal—quick, name one fat character who isn’t just the sassy sidekick or so sad she’s fat that every single storyline has to do with her fatness—which is why Shrill has been a cathartic watch for many. This is a show that is groundbreaking for showing two fat women (Annie and her BFF, Fran, played by Lolly Adefope) with robust sex lives that have nothing to do with their size. So it should not be surprising that showing such a common encounter at the doctor’s office is actually a revolutionary depiction of a real, systemic problem.But that’s kind of the point of the show, said executive producer West during the February press conference.“We were careful not to think of it as activism because we wanted it to be effective as a story, because that’s the best way to secretly feed people activism,” she said. No disrespect to activists, of course. But instead of force-feeding sappy life lessons, “You wanted to care about this person because you cared about them. That was top of mind always,” West said.Added Bryant, “Even when we were pitching the show and talking about all these fat experiences, it was always really important to us that that was just a piece of [Annie’s] story. I know Lindy has had a lot of these experiences too, where sometimes you’re just there to do your job—I felt this at SNL—and then suddenly people are putting more on to it because you are a fat person. Or suddenly it is an act of defiance, that you exist on television because you’re fat. That’s an insane way that we’ve had to operate, but I think we really tried to approach it just from telling her story. I think we did that, and we’re really proud of it. I think people will be excited to see these final episodes that not only talk about where she started, but talk about where she’s landed. And there is no finish line. It’s kind of a forever marathon, and you can only deal with it how you can.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- Miami Herald
Just mere days after a huge brawl at Miami International Airport, another massive fight broke out in the terminal Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday there was no plan at this point to shoot down the remnants of a large Chinese rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend. The Long March 5B rocket blasted off from China's Hainan island on April 29, carrying the Tianhe module, which contains what will become living quarters for three crew members on a permanent Chinese space station. The Global Times, a Chinese tabloid published by the official People's Daily, characterized reports that the rocket is "out of control" and could cause damage as "Western hype."
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Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau made an 8 on his 16th hole and headed straight for the exit. Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland had a 2-under 69 in the morning and shared the 36-hole lead with Matt Wallace (67) and Patrick Rodgers (68).