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"A group of roughly eight police officers surrounded me," the woman - who has asked for her name to be withheld for security reasons - recounts. "He just wanted to scare me," she explained, adding that other protesters came to her rescue soon after the officer had uttered the threat. Verbal abuse, threats of sexual violence and discrimination have not been isolated incidents during the wave of anti-government protests that has been spreading through Colombia since 28 April.
A white woman was captured on video yelling racial slurs at an Asian Uber driver at a gas station in Charlotte, N.C. Rude passengers: Outhay Chokbengboun, a 46-year-old Laotian American, said he picked up a small group of passengers who argued with him as he was driving, WSOC reported. An argument ensued and escalated into one of the passengers offering to bribe him, and another insulting him.
Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
Nearly two dozen Republicans introduced a resolution to censure President Joe Biden for what they describe as a “failure” to uphold immigration laws related to the influx of migrants at the southern border. "My censure resolution holds President Biden accountable for his actions – or lack thereof – at the border," Rep. Lauren Boebert, one of 21 Republicans to sign their name to the resolution, said in a statement Wednesday. "Biden has refused to enforce the laws securing our border, he has refused to visit our border, his border czar Kamala has refused to visit the border, and his Secretary of Homeland Security is lying to the American people by saying that our border is closed."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation requiring state colleges and universities to annually survey their students, faculty and staff about their beliefs to ensure "viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom." Why it matters: The legislation doesn't specify for what the survey results will be used, but at a press conference on Tuesday DeSantis said that schools found to be "indoctrinating" students aren't "worth tax dollars" and are "not something we're going to be supporting going forward." The big picture: The survey will assess the "extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented" and determine whether students, faculty and staff "feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom," per the legislation.
A man spending time with his son on Father's Day was allegedly asked to leave an amusement park in San Jose, Calif., after security accused him of having "gang-related" tattoos. What happened: Mark Devera was recording his son on a Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ride when amusement park security guards confronted him about his "Pinoy Pride" tattoos on Sunday, according to KPIX5. One of the guards allegedly told Devera he was not allowed on the premises, citing “gang-related” tattoos are against their policy.
An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison in Indonesia on Thursday for concealing information about his coronavirus test result. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta District Court, which was under heavy police and military guard, ruled that Rizieq Shihab had lied about his COVID-19 test result, which made contact tracing more difficult. Shihab has been detained since Dec. 13.
Former President Donald Trump rallied to the defense of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was suspended from practicing law in New York after a court determined he made false statements in challenging the results of the 2020 election. A tweemail sent Thursday afternoon described the decision, which leaves Giuliani facing the possibility of disbarment, as being part of a partisan campaign to attack Trump and people in his orbit. "Can you believe that New York wants to strip Rudy Giuliani, a great American Patriot, of his law license because he has been fighting what has already been proven to be a Fraudulent Election?” Trump said.
A man has filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department alleging he was “violently” thrown to the ground during a wrongful arrest last year. Murray Anderson, Jr., 47, claims Officer Jose Romero Jr. placed a knee on his neck after he was handcuffed and taken to the ground following a nearby assault. The assault Romero and other officers responded to occurred on the afternoon of May 24, 2020, outside reStart Inc., a shelter for the homeless community at 918 E. 9th St., according to the lawsuit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court in May.
Former President Donald Trump labeled the Michigan state Senate's election investigation that confirmed President Joe Biden's victory a “cover up Thursday. Trump, who acknowledged Monday that he hasn't conceded the November race, ridiculed the state Senate Oversight Committee's investigation, the results of which were announced a day before. He called out Mike Shirkey, the majority leader of the state Senate, and Ed McBroom, the head of the committee, claiming they are “doing everything possible to stop Voter Audits in order to hide the truth about” the election.
Images and video shared on social media early Thursday morning show the devastating aftermath of a partial collapse of a building in Surfside, Florida. The 12-story oceanfront condo tower near Miami collapsed around 2 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least 10 people injured and one person dead, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told the Miami Herald. The collapse of Champlain Towers South Condo was shown in surveillance video obtained by WSVN.
After Senate Republicans blocked debate on the For the People Act, Vice President Kamala Harris told reporters on Tuesday evening that "the fight is not over." The Senate voted 50-50 along party lines, with 60 votes necessary to move forward with debate. The sweeping For the People Act would have expanded early voting, permitted same-day and automatic voter registration, changed campaign finance laws, and limited partisan gerrymandering.
The last time anyone saw two sisters, Destiny and Daysha Hogan, was less than a day before their young bodies were found in a Lauderhill canal. Lauderhill police named their mother, Tinessa Hogan, as a person of interest at a news conference Wednesday evening. Marie Williams, a neighbor, told the Miami Herald that on Monday she saw Hogan swimming in the same L-shaped canal the young sisters would be found in hours later.
The Russian government says that it will bomb British navy vessels if there are any further provocations in the Black Sea, after the confrontation between a British navy destroyer Russian forces there on Wednesday (June 23). This is video of incident filmed by a BBC news team as it played out. It starts with HMS Defender in disputed waters near Crimea, claimed by Russia but recognized by the West as belonging to Ukraine.
An Iowa teacher has gone viral after posting a series of TikTok videos where she slammed the state's recent ban on teaching critical race theory. My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors across the country have put into place, such as I can't teach anything divisive, I can't teach critical race theory, and I can't teach about racial equity,” Megan Geha, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School, said in one of the videos. In subsequent videos, Geha complained that she, as a teacher, can no longer be an activist like she could “in the past.
Sweeping new restrictions will be imposed across Sydney as Australia's largest city grapples with a fast-growing Covid outbreak. Authorities reported 16 new infections on Wednesday, which brings the cluster there to 37 cases. Sydney's 5.3 million residents will have to wear masks indoors, and many will be banned from travelling out of the city.
Advisers to former President Donald Trump were reportedly hoping his battle with COVID-19 last year would give him a "newfound appreciation for the seriousness" of the virus — only for it to ultimately become clear he "hadn't changed at all." A new excerpt from the book Nightmare Scenario published Thursday in The Washington Post describes the "extraordinary effort to get Trump lifesaving drugs" when he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized in October 2020. According to the book, Trump's medical advisers hoped during this time that his illness "would inspire him to take the virus seriously."
A mother dog sitting at an Oklahoma home was found dead in a garage Saturday after an apparent pit bull attack, police say. The Osage County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Rebecca McCurdy was house sitting and caring for dogs at the home west of Skiatook in northeastern Oklahoma, according to KTUL. The homeowner raises pit bulls to sell them and keeps them caged in the garage, the sheriff's office said in a statement to the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.
The Kansas City Public School District's board is set to vote Wednesday on a plan that would halt suspensions and expulsions for pre-K and elementary school children unless their behavior is a danger to themselves or others. They should approve that plan, because as we've known for a long time, suspensions and expulsions are ineffective as discipline — a literal waste of time. Students who are removed from school for misbehavior are more likely to drop out and to engage in violence.
President Joe Biden joked about people who say they need to own weapons to "take on the government." In the speech, Biden outlined his administration's plan to tackle gun violence in the US. President Joe Biden joked that people who think they needed guns to take on the US government would actually need nuclear weapons.
Kris Rodeman finally got to see her son Wednesday. The mother of the 16-year-old was beside herself with worry, angry and concerned that her son, currently in the Southwest Florida Juvenile Justice Center, is in pain. At issue is the shocking a week ago of her son with a Taser stun gun in the San Carlos Park neighborhood where his girlfriend lives.
Video captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Shocking footage captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday. Video posted to Twitter by Andy Slater, a Fox Sports 640 radio host, reportedly shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside suddenly plummet to the ground at around 1:30 a.m.
The suspect "will be booked at the Alameda County Jail to include charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felony evading, felony hit and run, and resisting arrest," CHP said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the bipartisan group of lawmakers who negotiated an infrastructure deal. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the group reached a deal. The New York lawmaker called out the group for its lack of diversity.
When the person leaves the car — often on another errand — the criminals break in, find the money hidden in the console, trunk or under the seat, and make off with the cash. Bank customers who walk out with bank bags, envelopes or coin boxes are often targets, according to Tampa police. A spokesperson for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said they have not seen cases of bank jugging.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”