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DUBAI (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it seized 36 Iranian-linked websites, many of them associated with either disinformation activities or violent organizations, taking them offline for violating U.S. sanctions. Several of the sites were back online within hours with new domain addresses. "Today, pursuant to court orders, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), in violation of U.S. sanctions," the department said in a statement.
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the region's greatest security "risk creator" after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a "routine Taiwan Strait transit" on Tuesday in accordance with international law. "The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific."
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyNot if, but when.“By this time next year, we will be talking about which way the Supreme Court chose to functionally end abortion rights in which states. That’s going to be the conversation a year from now,” Elie Mystal, The Nation’s justice correspondent, tells Molly Jong-Fast on the latest edition of The New Abnormal. “That is just what’s going to happen.”Subscribe to The New Abnormal on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music
Visitors to the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India, were treated to a spectacular sight as a crocodile attempted to snatch a wild boar from the jaws of a tiger.Wildlife videographer Rajat Bhandari was visiting the sanctuary in October 2020 when he witnessed the scene unfold.“The jungle was very quiet,” he told Storyful, until they “heard a scream of a wild boar” and saw a tigress had caught it by the throat.“While they were in their struggle of life, a crocodile decided that it wanted a piece of the action too,” Bhandari said. He recorded as the croc “came close and almost bit the tiger in an attempt to take the wild boar [into the] water.”Bhandari said the tiger leaped aside and dragged its prey to the bushes to finish it off. Credit: Rajat Bhandari via Storyful
(Bloomberg) -- For 110 years, four generations of Mills family members earned their money by expanding their great-grandfather’s Chicago apron business into a medical supplier that ranked among the nation’s largest private companies.But soon after Democrats turned their attention toward raising taxes for the wealthy this year, the family signed a deal to cash out billions.It was no coincidence, according to people close to the more-than $30 billion transaction, which sold part of Medline Industr
Kim Jong Un's sister says US faces 'greater disappointment' if it wants to resume talks with North Korea
Kim Yo Jong dismissed restarting talks with the US, saying it was taking her brother's comments "the wrong way."
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Screenshot/YouTubeA massive country music festival in Kentucky this past weekend started off on rocky footing: Police found meth, marijuana, and an open bottle of alcohol in the first vehicle they stopped at a traffic checkpoint. One of the people in the car had two active warrants out for their arrest.“We were like, ‘Well, this doesn’t bode well for the weekend,’” Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle told the Lexington Herald-Leader.By the end of the five-day bash, dubbed the “Redneck Rave,” a m
A second TV news reporter lost her job this week after announcing on-air that she'd be speaking to Project Veritas
Moss's employer CBS 62 Detroit told Insider that Moss objected to the station's policies on COVID testing and mask-wearing inside the station.
Warriors owner suddenly mentioned the benefits of team-friendly discounts while discussing Stephen Curry's future
Joe Lacob, unprompted, noted that Kevin Durant took less money to stay with the Warriors while discussing Steph Curry's possible free agency in 2022.
Scientists are surprised by how far they've gone and say they're displaying other unusual behaviours.
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Joe Manchin opens the door to backing Democrat-only infrastructure bill that rolls back 'unfair' Trump tax cuts
Manchin's backing is pivotal and would allow a new spending bill can pass without any GOP votes. He wants to raise corporate taxes as well.
Wolfgang Puck said he mistook Ariana Grande for a student before she asked him to go to a karaoke bar with her
Wolfgang Puck said he thought Ariana Grande was a student on a day off from school, and he questioned whether she was old enough to drink alcohol.
THEN AND NOW: How the 'Fast and the Furious' cast has changed since the first movie was released 20 years ago
The first "Fast and the Furious" movie premiered 20 years ago. With the ninth movie out June 25, see how the cast has changed since the first film.
Pete Davidson says he doesn't know if he'd still be working if he had been on any show besides 'SNL' while struggling with his mental health
The 27-year-old stand-up comedian became a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" seven years ago.
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Britney Spears' father is reportedly living in an RV in Louisiana despite a $16,000/month salary as her conservator
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President Biden continues to hold a higher approval rating than former President Donald Trump ever recorded in office, polls show. But the public's support for the new president appears to be weakening as his agenda has stalled in Congress.
Commissioner Roger Goodell quickly set the tone for reactions to the NFL's first openly gay player: 'Representation matters'
Roger Goodell was joined by players, teams, and fans across the NFL in supporting Carl Nassib's decision to come out.
The comedian hasn't given a definitive answer about whether he will return to "SNL" but he did say that it's time for new talent to "shine."
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British citizens living in the EU after Brexit are being denied work and healthcare, Priti Patel has warned. In an exclusive article for The Telegraph, published below, the Home Secretary urges EU nations to treat UK citizens as fairly as Britain was treating their citizens. It coincides with the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum vote, as Boris Johnson marked the moment by declaring the recovery from the pandemic offered the chance to "seize the true potential of our regained sovereignt
Soaring stock markets and property prices help boost the wealth of the wealthy, research suggests.