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With the issue of crime not going away, the White House is intent on reminding everyone that it still doesn't understand the problem and still doesn't have a solution. President Joe Biden is still trying to paint the crime surge as a gun issue in order to redirect it toward gun control. He used his speech on Wednesday to focus far less on crime than on regurgitating the same tired gun-control talking points that he and every other Democrat has trotted out for years.
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber were among a group of civil rights leaders arrested outside the Senate during a protest calling for the filibuster's abolition on Wednesday. Driving the news: The demonstration also called on senators to pass a sweeping voting rights bill that was blocked in the Senate on Tuesday, which was co-sponsored by every Democratic senator except for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Jackson and Barber were among some 20 protesters arrested for crowding or obstructing, Capitol Police said, per Fox 5.
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."
John McAfee, the tech innovator whose name is synonymous with antivirus software, died by suicide on Wednesday hours after a court approved his extradition from Spain to face U.S. tax evasion charges, officials said. McAfee was found dead in his cell in Barcelona, following the Spanish High Court's preliminary ruling for his removal to the United States, the regional Catalan government told The Associated Press. Guards at the Brians 2 penitentiary found McAfee unresponsive and the jail's medical team certified his death, officials said.
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.
Nickelodeon's Drake Bell has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges, and he's facing up to two years behind bars. The actor, known for starring on the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh and The Amanda Show, during a hearing Wednesday pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment, as well as a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, The Associated Press reports. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office previously alleged that Bell developed a relationship online with a girl who attended his concert in December 2017 when she was 15, and "while there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim."
Well, it looks like we have a deal on infrastructure — at least a tentative framework. “Republicans and Democrats have come together along with the White House, and we've agreed on a framework and we're going to be heading to the White House tomorrow.” “There's some details to be worked out,” Sen. Rob Portman said, per NBC's Capitol Hill team, which also reports that today's White House meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m. ET.
And despite their drawbacks, portable air conditioners account for 18 percent of the room air conditioner market, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. The upside of a portable air conditioner—that it isn't bolted to a window—is also its downside. Unlike a window AC, which uses outside air to cool the coils on the outdoor part of the unit, a single-hose portable AC uses conditioned air from the room it's sitting in to cool the mechanicals.
Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York due to his false statements about the 2020 election, according to a court filing. Driving the news: A New York court ruled that Giuliani made "demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump." "These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent's narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client," the court wrote.
Video showed dozens of cows running loose in a California neighborhood on Tuesday after escaping from a meatpacking facility. Nearby residents were asked to avoid the area as officials tried to gather the 40 cows that took off from the slaughterhouse when a gate was accidentally left open. More than an hour after their escape, most of the cows were corralled into a cul-de-sac on Friendship Avenue, NBC Los Angeles reported.
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 "historic" and potentially deadly heat wave is on tap for the Pacific Northwest into southwestern Canada this weekend into early next week, with never-before-seen temperatures possible in cities like Portland, Ore., and Spokane, Wash. Why it matters: The heat wave will affect a region where many people lack central air conditioning, raising the likelihood for public health impacts. The background: This heat wave is related to the same weather pattern that brought record heat to the Southwest last week, and is proving to be remarkably persistent.
Mobile operator EE will charge new UK customers extra to use their mobile phones in Europe from January. Those joining or upgrading from 7 July 2021 will be charged £2 a day to use their allowances in 47 European destinations from January 2022. EE, which is part of BT Group, previously said it had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges in Europe.
An investigation into the Michigan election by state Republican lawmakers has concluded that there is no evidence of widespread fraud and dismissed the need for an Arizona-style forensic audit of the results. The news comes amid a broad push by many Republicans – from Donald Trump to state parties – to push unfounded lies about Joe Biden's victory, often promoting baseless conspiracy theories and evidence-free accusations of fraud. The Michigan Republican report released on Wednesday followed 28 hours of legislative hearings starring local and national pro-Trump conspiracy theorists such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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.
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.
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.
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday launched two new tools to help families find out if they are eligible for up to $3,600-per child tax credits and manage their monthly payments, which are set to start going out July 15. The first, called the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, allows families to “quickly determine” if they are eligible for the credit by answering a “series of questions,” the IRS says. The second, the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, can be used to opt out of the monthly payments if families want to receive the full credit when they file their taxes in 2022.
The new EU space programme has been officially launched. It'll cover the period to 2027 and will see the bloc's 27 member states deepen investments in satellite-navigation, Earth observation, space situational awareness and secure communications, among other activities. It also establishes a new body called the EU Agency for the Space Programme.
Video captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed Thursday. Shocking footage captured the moment a massive wing of a high-rise condo building in Florida collapsed Thursday. Video posted to Twitter by Fox Sports 640 radio host Andy Slater 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.
This week, the For the People Act – the most sweeping voting-rights legislation in more than 50 years – came before the United States Senate, a place known, especially to itself, as “world's greatest deliberative body”. Despite having the support of every member of the Democratic majority – a group of 50 senators that represents 40 million more constituents than their Republican counterparts – the bill failed to reach the 60-vote threshold for breaking a filibuster. Given the stakes, it's hardly surprising that some have rushed to portray For the People Act's failure to pass the Senate as a political setback, a strategic misstep, or a presidency-defining blunder.
A crowd in Nashville booed after Jill Biden criticized Tennessee's low vaccination rates. "Well, you're booing yourselves," Biden said in response, drawing laughs. Tennessee has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, thanks in part to politics and weak healthcare.
Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York. A court found that there was "uncontroverted evidence" that he presented "demonstrably false and misleading statements" related to the 2020 election results. The court said Giuliani's conduct "immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law," pending further review.
“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.”