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Approximately one-third of Americans continue to believe President Biden won the election due to voter fraud, a new Monmouth University poll found — "a number that has not budged since the November election." "The continuing efforts to question the validity of last year's election is deepening the partisan divide in ways that could have long-term consequences for our democracy, even if most Americans don't quite see it that way yet," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Relatedly, 64 percent of Republicans (up 13 percent from 2012) view voter fraud as a "major problem," while just 10 percent of Democrats (down 13 percent from 2012) agree.
A group of protesters demonstrating outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's home was arrested Monday, police say. Eight people accused of trespassing were arrested after they refused to leave private property at Cruz's home Monday, according to Houston police. “The large majority of the group are extremely peaceful out there expressing the First Amendment rights (to) protest against climate change,” Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said in a video posted on Facebook.
A Pakistani lawyer who has successfully overturned a number of convictions for "blasphemy" has said he believes his life is in danger from extremists. Saif ul Malook most recently oversaw the acquittal of a Christian couple who had been sentenced to death. Mr Malook shared social media posts with the BBC which called for him to be "executed" for securing the acquittal.
Over the last decade, Democrats in key states have relinquished control of redistricting to "independent commissions ... free of partisan interference," a decision made for the sake of "good government" that could, however, affect the left's ability to hold onto their majority in 2022, Politico writes. Despite agreeing that redistricting reform is needed, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) added that Republicans are "carving up left and right" in rabidly partisan states, while Democrats, rather, are "unilaterally disarming," per Politico. For example, when Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) this spring offered an effective redistricting veto in exchange for the right's cooperation with her legislative agenda, Democrats were "unsparing" in their condemnation, writes Politico.
The immediate aftermath of a mass shooting after a hip-hop concert in South Florida was fog-of-war chaotic and frightening, with victims begging for help, driving themselves to area hospitals and one woman fearfully telling a 911 operator she didn't think she was going to survive. In at least one of the calls, a 911 operator might have saved someone's life.
Over the past two years, the Chinese authorities have repeatedly promised to help trace any children reported to be missing in Xinjiang, to prove that they haven't been forcibly separated from their parents. The first time China made a public promise to help find Kalbinur Tursan's children was in 2019. "If you have people who have lost their children, you give me the names," China's then-ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, told the BBC in a live television interview in July that year.
An 82-year-old drowned in a Missouri river after he was swept into a root wad, police say. David Robles of Los Angeles, California, was canoeing Saturday morning on the Current River when a strong current pushed him into the root wad and his canoe capsized, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Root wads are trees with exposed roots used to stabilize riverbanks and provide a habitat for fish, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Three California kids vacationing in Florida tied a rope around an alligator and dragged it to shore from the water at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Brevard County, FOX 11 Los Angeles and Florida Today reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday evening, according to Florida Today. The incident involved California youths who are 16, 8 and 6.
A boy was visiting family on a trip to Ohio when he drowned on his birthday, officials say. Austin Smith, who lived in Burkburnett, Texas, had just turned 3 years old on Friday when he was found floating in a pond in Auglaize County in northwestern Ohio. He was visiting family there for the weekend, officials said in a Monday news release.
Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead.
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Gov. Mike Parson on Monday promised deep and painful budget cuts to colleges, schools and social services if the General Assembly doesn't renew a tax critical to funding Medicaid, while warning that lawmakers standing in the way would “own” the destruction. Missouri faces a budget shortfall of $1.4 billion over the next two years without the tax, the Republican governor said in an afternoon news conference, where he outlined a raft of draconian reductions he said would begin July 1 unless lawmakers act quickly. Parson's ultimatum came as Republicans remain divided over renewing a tax on hospitals that provides billions each year for Medicaid, health coverage program for low-income and disabled Missourians.
A new study suggests that COVID-19 might shrink parts of the brain. The study's results were mentioned by former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the Sunday news program "Face the Nation" on CBS as another example of why it is so important that unvaccinated people get inoculated. The results also underscore how evidence is mounting that people can still suffer from illness related to COVID-19 many months after infection, a condition known as "long COVID."
A massive explosion on Friday off Florida's east coast was so intense that it registered a 3.9 in earthquake terms. All the commotion was for our national security, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Apparently, America is getting a new aircraft carrier, and before it heads to battle it needs to get the kinks, if any, worked out.
A 6-year-old was killed in a crash on a Midlands road that left two other people in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said Monday. Sahliyah Haynes is the girl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who was identified as the child who died at the scene of June 18 accident on Interstate 77, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Overall, there were eight people in the SUV that was being driven south on I-77 by a Pennsylvania man, Jones said.
Visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a body last week below a popular hiking trail, rangers said. Tourists at the national park told rangers they found a woman's body below The Loch, a popular hiking destination within the park. The body was found in drainage below The Loch on Friday, park officials said.
Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hard-liner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal but could cause headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hard-liners like Raisi.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it rapidly continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. Claudette, the third named storm of the season, is moving east-northeast at 29 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the 5 p.m. advisory.
Eight people were killed and dozens injured in mass shootings in the US over the weekend. There have been nearly 300 mass shootings throughout the US in 2021 so far, data shows. Eight people were killed and dozens were injured in 10 mass shootings across the US over the weekend as gun violence continued to surge throughout the nation, data shows.
During remarks on the Senate floor on Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called former President Donald Trump “despicable” for spreading the “big lie” that the election was stolen due to voter fraud.
Miami International Airport had a special arrival on Father's Day. A mother gave birth to a baby girl inside a restroom near Gate D43. She had just arrived on an American Airlines flight from Chicago with her aunt when she went into labor, airport spokesman Greg Chin said.
Widespread rumors that China's top counterintelligence official had defected to the United States last February reached a fever pitch over the weekend, propelled largely by unfounded reports in anticommunist and pro-Trump circles that Dong had brought with him evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic had originated in a leak from a virology lab in Wuhan, not from an animal source. The controversy has been further exacerbated by Chinese secrecy, which has aided the campaign by pro-Taiwan and Donald Trump allies to deflect blame for the spread of the pandemic away from the former president and onto Beijing. The magnitude of the rumors about the supposed flight of Dong, 57, the number two official in the Ministry of State Security, along with his daughter Dong Yang, from Hong Kong five months ago appears to have rattled Beijing.
That reality was unmistakably declared last week, when the country's bishops voted overwhelmingly to draft guidelines for the Eucharist, advancing a conservative push to deny Biden Communion over his support for abortion rights. There is a special obligation of those who are in leadership because of their public visibility,” Bishop Kevin Rhoades, who heads the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana, said after the vote. It was the most dramatic example of the conservative Catholic movement's reach since Biden was elected.
The line referenced a scene from the movie in which the main character, Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, is held at gunpoint and forced to give up her cell phone and purse to a mugger. Despite clearly referencing the popular comedy, Teigen's followers were quick to take to the comments section to draw a connection between her post and the recent feud she's been having with "Project Runway" alumnus Michael Costello. Following Teigen's lengthy public apology for past instances of cyberbullying, Costello came forward with allegations of his own, alleging she sent him disparaging messages in 2014 over social media that caused him to have suicidal thoughts.
Most Americans support greater access to early voting, as well as increased requirements for voter ID laws, a recent Monmouth University Poll found. The poll's findings indicate strong broad and bipartisan public support for election law reforms often at odds with each other in partisan debates over voting. Nearly two-thirds of those polled, 71%, supports that it should be overall easier to vote early in elections.
“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.”