Paula Abdul talks about losing her dad at Power of Love Gala. Neil Diamond was honored at this year's event that raised money for brain and memory illnesses.
- The Independent
Rep Doug Lamborn ‘gave his son the necessary access to live in a storage area in the basement of the US Capitol,’ the lawsuit alleges
- The Independent
The Biden administration has been courting Senator Joe Manchin’s vote to realise its legislative agenda
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel pounded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket salvoes at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday, with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting. Israel's military destroyed a tower block in Gaza City on Saturday that housed the U.S. Associated Press and Qatar-based Al-Jazeera media operations, as well as other offices and apartments. Israel gave advance warning of the strike so it could be evacuated, saying the target contained military assets of Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza.
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Singapore further tightened its COVID-19 measures as it seeks to control an increase in untraceable coronavirus infections in the city-state. “A pattern of local unlinked community cases has emerged and is persisting,” Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Friday. “This is worrying as it suggests that there may be unknown cases in the community with possible ongoing community transmission and that our earlier and ongoing measures to break the chains of transmissions may be insufficient.”
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Ousted top GOP messenger says cable news channel has ‘particular obligation to make sure people know election wasn’t stolen’
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‘Inaction – or just moving on – is simply not an option,’ Rep Bennie Thompson says as he announces new bill, which took months to agree on
- Yahoo News
After being stripped of her House leadership position by fellow Republicans on Wednesday, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is determined to lead her party away from Trumpism.
- LA Times
Netflix is developing a spinoff of its hit period drama, 'Bridgerton,' centering on characters Queen Charlotte, Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
- The Daily Beast
REUTERSAfter four months of negotiations, Republicans and Democrats have finally come to an agreement on the creation of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.The commission, which will issue a report by the end of the year on the causes of the insurrection as well as the response from law enforcement and the military, has been a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats. Leaders from both parties were quick to say they supported forming the panel, but they were divided on a number of issues, including whether it would have subpoena power, the composition of the commission, and the scope of investigation.Ultimately, leaders agreed to give the commission subpoena power, either with the agreement of the top Democrat and Republican on the commission, or by a vote of the majority of the panel.Members of Congress will not be allowed to serve on the commission. In fact, no member of the government will be allowed. Instead, the bill creating the commission lays out a number of potential qualifications for members of the panel, which—in a concession to the GOP—will be evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.Nancy Pelosi Wants 9/11-Style Inquiry Into Capitol RiotThe commission will have 10 members. The chair will be chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the vice chair will be chosen by the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Those four leaders will additionally get to pick two people each to serve on the commission.“It is the sense of Congress that individuals appointed to the Commission should be prominent United States citizens, with national recognition and significant depth of experience in at least two of the following areas,” the bill said, listing government service, law enforcement, civil rights, the military, intelligence agencies, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, technology, and law as relevant areas.On the final sticking point between Republicans and Democrats—the scope of the inquiry—Democrats prevailed. Pelosi has been emphatic that the commission should focus squarely on Jan. 6 and the events leading up to that attack. McCarthy, however, wanted to broaden the investigation. He said it should include all sorts of acts of political violence, potentially muddying the inquiry with acts that were inspired by Democrats, instead of just the Republican-led Jan. 6 insurrection.In the end, Pelosi won.Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) already indicated earlier this week that he’d like to put the bill on the House floor creating the commission next week. And Senate action could come shortly after that.Once the bill is signed into law, the panel should come together quickly. Leaders will only have 10 days to appoint their members of the commission once the House and Senate pass the bill and President Joe Biden gives it his signature.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- USA TODAY
Columbus has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man fatally shot by former police officer Adam Coy in December.
- Associated Press
Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Friday for picking up his 16th technical foul of the season. The league said he will serve the suspension Friday night when the 76ers play the first of two homes against the Orlando Magic to close the regular season. If Philadelphia wins one of those games, it will be the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2001.
- Miami Herald
An unusual proposal to expand Miami-Dade’s urban boundaries in South Miami-Dade is the can commissioners keep kicking down road. They had a chance to nip it in the bud Thursday, but, once again, they deferred the issue.
- Kansas City Star
Almost every district will require masks (some even at summer school). But not all of them.
Rival Muslim groups clashed over who should lead end-of-Ramadan celebrations, killing one policeman.
Earnings reports from major retailers will be in focus next week after the U.S. stock market suffered one of its biggest pullbacks in months, with investors looking for clues on the pace of inflation and consumer spending and whether companies can sustain their strong earnings momentum. The S&P 500 fell 4% from Monday through Wednesday, the biggest three-day swoon for the benchmark index since late October, after several months of largely calm and steady increases to record highs, although it partially rebounded at the end of the week. Investors are zeroing in on inflationary concerns as the potential spark for greater turbulence after data showed consumer prices rose in April by the most in about 12 years.
Democrat Joe Biden has promised to undo many of Donald Trump's immigration policies.
The Bank of England economist says it's realistic to expect a 'tennis ball bounce' for the UK
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Updated terror advisory warns of ‘complex and volatile’ threats from domestic and ‘grievance-based’ groups
DHS warns violent extremists may exploit easing of Covid-19 restrictions as false election narratives and conspiracy theories grow online
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Walt Disney shares fell in early trading Friday after the entertainment giant’s streaming service posted disappointing quarterly growth. Subscribers to Disney+ totaled over 103 million as of early April, but that was nearly 6 million short of Wall Street’s targets. And the average monthly revenue per paid subscriber fell. Disney+ had benefited from a streaming boom last year from consumers stuck at home amid the health crisis. Analysts say the slow subscriber growth was a speed bump, saying a slate of superhero films and sci-fi thrillers will attract new fans.CEO Robert Chapek said new offerings would help lure customers to Disney’s various streaming services. The company also plans to launch Disney+ in Malaysia and Thailand in June. The weak streaming results overshadowed the company's strong profit growth. Adjusted earnings crushed analysts’ expectations. Profit rose at its TV networks while its theme parks unit posted an operating loss. But the company reopened Disneyland in California in late April, and Disney says reservations at its U.S. parks were strong.
China has targeted Muslim religious leaders, according to a new report, charging many with extremism.