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A theory embraced recently by conservative media personalities and politicians who support former President Donald Trump, which alleges that the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was somehow orchestrated by the FBI, appears to have originated with an article on a right-wing website run by a fired Trump White House official. On Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his roughly three million viewers that it appeared “the FBI was organizing the riots of Jan. 6.” Over the course of two days, outraged calls for the truth about the FBI's supposed involvement in the Capitol riots ricocheted across social media, making their way to FBI headquarters and even into the Congressional record.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is preparing to introduce a bill that would place new sanctions on China unless it allows “a transparent international investigation of suspect laboratories in Wuhan,” in particular the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has become the focus of intense speculation and scrutiny in recent months, including from President Biden. Rubio and other Biden critics want the president to be more aggressive in getting China to accede to a thorough investigation, which the country's leadership has so far resisted.
The Government's "planning free-for-all" is "electorally toxic" and must be abandoned, a rebel Tory ringleader has claimed, as pressure on Boris Johnson mounts in the wake of the Chesham and Amersham by-election defeat. With senior Tories this set week to ratchet up pressure on ministers to shelve the controversial reforms, Bob Seely, the MP for the Isle of Wight, warned that they would "rip up" people's ability to object to new developments in their communities. Writing for The Telegraph, Mr Seely argues that the current plans for a new zonal system without community input will strip away “a critical layer of local democracy from the planning process” and are a “fool's errand”.
Unless climate change can be greatly minimized, rising temperatures will disrupt food production around the world that will potentially change the way we eat, a new study finds.
A truck struck 2 people at a Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. Two people were struck by a white pickup truck during the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. One of the people died and the other remains hospitalized, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
Former President Donald Trump winning another GOP presidential nomination, should he decide to go for it, is often treated as a foregone conclusion, but every once in a while there's a reminder that there's still a very long way to go until 2024. On Saturday, for example, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) edged Trump in a straw poll taken at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. In-person and online attendees were asked to vote for all the potential candidates they approve of out of a 31-person field.
A message in a bottle has united two teenage boys across the Atlantic Ocean - three years after it began its extraordinary voyage. Sean Smith, 16, had sent the note while on holiday in the eastern US state of Rhode Island in 2018. Christian Santos, 17, discovered the bottle in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.
The Republican Party has a problem with political violence: It's not sure whether it's for it or against it. In the first days after a mob loyal to former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to block Congress from certifying President Biden's election, GOP leaders delivered a sensible, unified response: There's no place in our constitutional system for that kind of violence. Since January, though, some leading Republicans have been backsliding — offering excuses for the insurgents who sought to overturn the election through extralegal means.
The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter. The virus continues to spread as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to back measures like social distancing. The health institute Fiocruz says the situation is "critical".
This week, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which establishes a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the US. "I've only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honours I will have had as president," Mr Biden said at the signing event on Thursday. So what is Juneteenth, how did it become a holiday and what do people do to celebrate it?
For five years, we were living here and wondering which of our neighbors, who were all being kind and neighborly to us, is actually harassing us,” McLean said. Then the perpetrator made a mistake. The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, signed the couple up for a Boston Globe subscription, but McLean and Furze already had a subscription.
When I served on the Statesman editorial board and joined my colleagues interviewing candidates seeking an endorsement from the paper, I was often amused when candidates kicked off their comments by telling us how long ago their families arrived in Idaho. It was as though great-great-Grandpa and -Grandma's decision to head west to Idaho made the candidate of today more qualified for office than one whose family only arrived in the state a generation ago. For one thing, most of us know little about the details of our ancestors' role in the growth and progress of America, and those histories may not all measure up to the patriotic and generous tales families weave about those who came before t...
In Iraq, British and other Western forces no longer have any major combat role. Twenty years after President George W Bush's so-called War on Terror, is the era of big "boots-on-the ground" military deployments to distant warzones coming to an end? Not yet - there is still a substantial commitment to fighting jihadists in the Sahel - but there is now a radical rethink in how these missions are conducted.
Another major South Florida supermarket chain, a notable bakery chain and a repeat offender highlight this edition of Gross Grocers, grocery sellers in Miami-Dade or Broward that failed inspection. The part you should read, but probably skip: Unlike Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspections of restaurants, failing doesn't mean a store gets closed until it passes. What follows comes from Florida Department of Agriculture inspection of supermarkets and food distributors in Miami-Dade and Broward.
Burger giant McDonald's says it "is looking to fill 20,000 roles" across the UK and Ireland this year as part of plans to open 50 new outlets. Also on Sunday, restaurant chain Itsu announced a five-year expansion, with 100 new outlets creating 2,000 UK jobs. McDonald's already has 1,400 restaurants across the UK and Ireland employing 130,000 staff - which it calls "crew members".
The claim: QAnon supporters are buying fabricated tickets for Donald Trump's second inauguration Circulating on social media: a false claim about conspiracy theorists purchasing fabricated tickets to a fake presidential inauguration. Social media users are mocking QAnon supporters for allegedly purchasing fake tickets to "The 2nd Inauguration of Donald Trump." A photo of the tickets included in the posts says the event will be held in front of the United States Capitol building this August with "special musical guest stars" Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, both of whom are vocal Trump supporters.
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson stalled the passing of making Juneteenth a holiday. On Saturday, June 19, he was booed at an event commemorating the holiday in Wisconsin. Sen. Ron Johnson was booed at an event celebrating Juneteenth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, WDJT reported.
Like many importers, Peppermill is feeling the effects of serious bottlenecks in the global container shipping industry, which have led to delays and pushed up prices. The company, based near Cannock, in Staffordshire, has been operating for 25 years, and currently employs 40 people. Although it does use suppliers in the UK, roughly half of its stock is imported from East Asia, mainly from China.
An American student and former Marine was found dead in Russia on Saturday, days after she went missing. Catherine Serou had texted her mom Tuesday saying, "I hope I'm not being abducted," NPR reported. A suspect with prior convictions is in custody, though he has not been named.
Last summer, Sophie Hartman was fixated on her 6-year-old adopted daughter Carmel possibly showing signs of early puberty. The 31-year-old single mom from Renton, Washington, scheduled an appointment at Seattle Children's Hospital with a pediatric endocrinologist, a doctor specializing in glands and the hormones they produce, according to a Renton Police probable-cause affidavit. Hartman, a white, Jesus-loving former missionary, strapped Carmel—a little Black girl born in Zambia—into a wheelchair and rolled her into a medical room, where they met with the endocrinologist.
Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of an American student and UC Davis alum who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area near the city of Bor, 250 miles east of Moscow, the reports said. Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement that a woman's body was found in Bor and that a suspect with a record of serious crimes had been arrested, but did not give names.
In the spring of 2006, top Justice Department officials considered an extraordinary next step in a bribery investigation of a sitting House member. Then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had huddled at least twice with senior FBI officials, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty and Steven Bradbury, who led Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, before signing off on a raid of then-Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson's congressional office – an unprecedented action that would shake the political establishment to its core. Inherent in the criminal investigation were the raw political implications of a Republican administration taking on a Democratic lawmaker.
Telegram users reportedly shared BBC journalists' addresses and info in an anti-vaccination group. Attacks on reporters hit unprecedented levels in 2020, The Committee to Protect Journalists said. BBC News is said to have tightened its newsroom security after receiving threats against journalists from anti-lockdown or anti-vaccine groups.
He wanted to hand-deliver the card because Mother's Day was approaching and Mom was heading out of town. So Colt Brennan joined his parents at the family home in the hills above Irvine, four months into the five-month substance-abuse treatment program that was giving back to the Brennans their only son. His mood practically danced, remembered Betsy, who noticed, too, the shine that had returned to Brennan's green eyes.
The family of a nine-year-old boy who was found dead last week in his bedroom has blamed a reported TikTok strangulation challenge. An obituary for LaTerius Smith Jr. said he died on June 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. LaTerius, known by his family as "TJ," would have turned 10 years old at the end of this month.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”