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The result of the New York City mayoral primary will not be known for another week or two, but as expected, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is currently in the lead. Given the city's strong Democratic tilt, Adams will be the overwhelming favorite to win the general election later this year, should he emerge victorious from the primary. For Tuesday's primaries, the city adopted ranked-choice voting for the first time in its history, a reform that is gaining support around the country among those who want to encourage moderation and bipartisanship in politics.
John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software McAfee, reportedly died by suicide in his prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday, after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the US on tax evasion charges. The 75-year-old British-American eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested at Barcelona Airport in October last year for allegedly failing to pay taxes on years of income. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, officers at Brians 2 prison found Mr McAfee dead shortly after the court decision and are investigating the cause.
A fight that erupted inside a rideshare vehicle ended in gunfire early Wednesday, leaving one person dead and another critically injured, Georgia authorities said. The shooting unfolded just before 5 a.m. outside a Chevron gas station in Atlanta, according to a police news release. Officers arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds.
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.
Republicans in Michigan have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the state, and they're urging the public not to listen to "demonstrably false theories" suggesting otherwise. The Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee in Michigan spent months investigating the 2020 election in the state, and a 35-page report prepared by Sen. Ed McBroom said that while there are some "glaring issues" with the state's election law, "there is no evidence presented at this time to prove either significant acts of fraud or that an organized, wide-scale effort to commit fraudulent activity was perpetrated in order to subvert the will of Michigan voters," Bridge Michigan reports. Michigan was one of the states that President Biden won in 2020 after former President Donald Trump previously won it in 2016, but Trump since November has continued to push baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud and refused to concede the election.
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.
A rescue operation is under way in Miami-Dade County, Florida, after a 12-storey building partially collapsed during the night. Images from Surfside, just north of Miami Beach, show a huge pile of rubble down one side of what appears to be a residential apartment building. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they had sent 80 vehicles to the scene.
Holidays in doubt after 'quarantine the British' demand Allister Heath: Britain is sleepwalking into a vortex of permanent decline Gordon Brown: Union at most perilous point in my life Euro 2020 exemption for up to 2,000 overseas fans Coronavirus latest news: Face masks 'optional' from July 19 Angela Merkel's demand for EU countries to impose quarantine on British tourists is not "justified", a Cabinet minister has said. Boris Johnson is convening his 'Covid O' committee this afternoon, where he is expected to approve plans for fully vaccinated people to be able to travel to amber list countries later this summer and not be subject to quarantine when they return home.
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Former President Donald Trump's one-time chief strategist Stephen Bannon believes the GOP has a chance to pick up 50 House seats in the 2022 mid-terms if they focus heavily on bashing critical race theory during campaigns, he told Politico. Bannon's confidence seems to stem in part from his belief that the backlash against the academic theory, which Politico notes "examines how race and racism permeates society," being taught in schools isn't growing only among, say, QAnon conspiracy theorists.
Summer Wells, 5, was reported missing on June 15 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. A TikTok account with the same name as her mother posted a video about the search. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Summer hasn't been found.
Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it after one minute. A Gaetz spokesperson told Vice that the congressman had made and deleted a "jocular tweet." The FBI is currently investigating Gaetz to find out if he participated in sex trafficking.
As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting vaccinated. The hope among some health leaders is that the rest of the U.S. might at least learn something from Missouri's plight. “If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good,” said Erik Frederick, chief administrative officer at Mercy Hospital Springfield, which has been inundated with COVID-19 patients as the variant first identified in India rips through the largely non-immunized community.
About a dozen people blasted the Miami-Dade school district for teaching critical race theory, mandating students to wear masks in the classroom in the upcoming school year and forcing them to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem for those critics, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, the district does none of these things — nor does it plan to. “Let's begin with what we don't do, what we have never done, and what we have no plans to do,” Carvalho said at Wednesday's school board meeting following an hour and a half of public comment period.
Trump, for example, asked if Kushner accomplished "peace in the Middle East after all" when violence broke out between Israel and Hamas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are growing apart over the former president's obsession with the 2020 election, according to a new CNN report, and it's leading Trump to question his son-in-law's accomplishments.
In a fit of romantic rage, a 20-year-old woman in Louisiana allegedly recruited a squad of teenage boys to murder her ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Mykia Tyson is said to have driven the four boys she enlisted to the new boyfriend's house in Lacombe, Louisiana, in early June, but when the proposed hitmen arrived, the teenager meant to shoot the boyfriend bailed on the murder plot. At the last second, 19-year-old Delester Magee intentionally missed the target, firing shots into the side of the home instead, authorities said.
An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars. Meanwhile, a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, in a major step forward for the massive investigation.
When loud blasts and construction noises were heard at Number One Observatory Circle in 2002, neighbors complained and received letters that read, "Due to its sensitive nature in support of national security and homeland defense, project specific information is classified and cannot be released." The letter sparked rumors that a secure bunker was being built after the attacks of September 11, 2001. A spokesperson for the US Navy told the BBC in 2002 that the construction was "an infrastructure and utility upgrade."
At age 18, Greta Thunberg is one of the most famous climate activists in the world. Recently, critics are sharing an altered clip of one of Thunberg's interviews to make it appear as if she is undermining her own cause. The clip shows an MSNBC interview with journalist Mehdi Hasan.
Russia recently conducted a major military exercise in the Pacific. Its defense ministry said this week that their forces practiced destroying an enemy carrier group. Russian naval and air assets conducted a simulated conventional missile strike on the mock enemy.
Republican officials and right-wing media stars have lobbed withering and unrelenting criticism at Vice President Kamala Harris for not visiting the southern U.S. border after President Joe Biden tapped her to lead up the administration's response to the migrant crisis. Weeks after her two-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico to explore the “root causes” of the migration problem only amplified the criticism of her refusal to visit the border—largely due to her dismissive “I haven't visited Europe” remarks—the veep's office confirmed Harris will finally head to the U.S.-Mexico border. “Earlier this year, the President asked the Vice President to oversee our diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” spokesperson Symone Sanders said.
A condo near Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Miami home crumbled in the early hours of Thursday. A video posted on Twitter showed damage to Champlain Towers on 8777 Collins Avenue. At least eight people have been hospitalized, according to local media.
When the Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that his family had “literally” cut him off financially, sources close to the Prince of Wales could not hide their surprise. It has now emerged that the Prince of Wales gave the Duke and Duchess a “substantial sum” when they stepped back from their official roles, apparently contradicting Prince Harry's claim that they had only been able to afford their new life in California because of his inheritance from his mother. The Clarence House annual review revealed that Prince Charles gave a total of £4.5 million to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during the last financial year, down from £5.6 million the previous year.
The Department of Homeland Security, FBI, U.S. Cyber Command and Republican U.S. attorneys in the Justice Department have all said that the 2020 election was secure. Fraudits, or fraudulent election audits, started in Arizona, where Republican legislators hired a partisan firm with no election experience to conduct a faulty, insecure audit. Giving an unaccredited, inexperienced company access to voting equipment creates major security issues, so much so that Arizona will likely need to spend more than $6 million to replace compromised voting equipment.
“Social media does not pick a candidate,” NYC mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams said Tuesday night during what sounded like a victory speech in all but name. The poorest Black and brown boroughs of New York came out and voted for the ex-cop, former Republican and multiple property owner who once said, “I am real estate” and who'd been slammed by diverse progressives warning that his calls for an increased police presence would be harmful to Black communities.
“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.”