Chrissy Teigen is accused of bullying a 16-year-old TV personality and telling them 'I can't wait for you to die'
Courtney Stodden, who was at the center of celebrity gossip circles in the 2010s, revisited the incident of online harassment in a new interview.
- Business Insider
Hamas unleashed a barrage of rockets on Israel, putting Israel's Iron Dome defense system to the test amid rising tensions.
- The Telegraph
A young British woman was strangled to death in front of her baby daughter while her husband was tied up in another room in their home in Athens. The horrific killing of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch in front of her 11-month-old daughter is highly unusual in Greece and has shocked the country. A special police task force has been ordered to investigate the murder, with a manhunt currently underway to identify the attackers.
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Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven't yet determined the cause of death. Health officials working through the night Monday retrieved 71 bodies, officials in Bihar state said.
- The Telegraph
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a long-term “global partnership” with US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. The couple on Tuesday night announced that their Archewell Foundation had joined forces with the US-based company to “uplift girls and women” to “build more compassionate communities” and promote the “transformative power” of sport. P&G owns billion-dollar brands including Pampers, Aerial, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Febreze and Olay. The deal is the latest the Sussexes have struck with major companies as they seek to establish their non-profit organisation and secure their financial futures. They said the P&G partnership would focus on gender equality, creating inclusive online spaces and resilience and impact through sport. The announcement comes 28 years after the Duchess wrote to Procter & Gamble as an 11-year-old to complain about a “very sexist” advert she had seen on television for Ivory dishwashing soap that declared: “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” The move gave the aspiring activist one of her first tastes of success as the company changed the word “women” to “people.”
- The Independent
Judge says ‘presence of the flag is not in the child’s best interests’
Vietnam is seeking the transfer of mRNA technology to domestically manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, state media reported on Tuesday, as officials warned of supply issues until the end of the year. MRNA vaccines, like that developed jointly by BionTech and Pfizer, prompt the human body to make a protein that is part of the virus, triggering an immune response. "Given the currently limited supply to Vietnam, especially as the COVID-19 situation is showing complicated developments, the health ministry has met with a World Health Organization representative to facilitate the negotiations on transferring of mRNA technology," the Vietnam News Agency reported.
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During a Senate Judiciary Committee on "ghost guns" (firearms made at home that lack a serial number) on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) tried to change the subject to a debate about police funding. "If you don't support abolishing the police, why do you keep voting for nominees who advocate abolishing the police?," Cruz asked his Democratic colleagues, referring to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke, whom President Biden has nominated to run the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) responded to Cruz's attempted diversion by telling him his words were "a complete distortion of [Gupta's and Clarke's] positions" before adding that "we're not here to talk about those nominees. If you want to stay, we can do it at the end of the hearing, but right now we're gonna move on." Cruz was next seen getting up and walking out of the room, and though the timing was conspicuous, he left to attend another overlapping committee meeting. "As you well know, Senator Cruz, that is a complete distortion of their positions" -- Sen. Blumenthal (you can then see Cruz walking out of the gun violence hearing) pic.twitter.com/y9eHZFbwnY — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2021 This story has been updated to include Cruz's explanation for leaving the hearing. More stories from theweek.comAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez had harsh words for Andrew Yang after his Israel-Palestine commentsMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speakerThe collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinking
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The Republican Party’s leaders are once again failing to confront Donald Trump's sustained war on reality and truth because they think they need his support to have a chance at winning in an upcoming election.
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Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, one of 10 Republican U.S. House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, says she will vote to retain Rep. Liz Cheney in Republican leadership. Cheney, who also voted to impeach the former president, is expected to be ousted from her position this week. “Jaime will be voting to keep the House leadership in place,” Beutler's spokesman Craig Wheeler told The Seattle Times in an email.
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China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most successful foot soldiers on this evolving online battlefield.
A judge called Students for Trump founder John Lambert a 'cold-blooded fraudster' for posing as a lawyer and scamming clients
John Lambert, now 25, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for scamming victims seeking legal advice out of a reported $46,000.
- Miami Herald
What’s old is new again.
The robbers tried to rob a finance company in Hong Kong's Sheung Shui Town, but the employees quickly noticed they were carrying a water gun.
Ma'Khia Bryant's family blamed foster care for her death. Experts agree she shouldn't have been left home unsupervised.
Teenage foster children are especially vulnerable when left unsupervised, John DeGarmo, founder of The Foster Care Institute, told Insider.
- Business Insider
Jeff Bezos once got so frustrated with Alexa's lack of intelligence that he told Alexa to 'shoot yourself' - and Amazon's engineers heard it
Engineers thought the project was done for, according to Brad Stone's new book, "Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire."
- Lexington Herald-Leader
“They want a lot of guns,” one soldier reportedly said in a text message to his roommate.
"I get the optics but Simon filed for divorce from a previous marriage in January. I had nothing to do with their divorce filing," Williams wrote.
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The Islamic State group is using stealth to regenerate its forces by developing its military capabilities underground, and France is deploying its warships and aircraft in the region to help troops on the ground root out the threat, a senior French naval officer said Monday. Rear Adm. Marc Aussedat, who leads a task force centered around France’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, said that 18 advanced Rafale fighter aircraft are carrying out reconnaissance flights in Syrian and Iraqi airspace to gauge the actions of IS, and to bring their weapons to bear if necessary. ... First of all, is to give to these forces, coalition and Iraqi security forces, the means to fight the regeneration of Daesh on the ground.
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Despite its standing as the world's most vaccinated country, the 115-island archipelago Seychelles is seeing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to "a higher number of infections per capita than India," The Wall Street Journal reports. To date, approximately 67 percent of Seychelles' population is vaccinated — the majority of those citizens received Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, while the remainder received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca's shot manufactured in India. But according to the island nation's health ministry, "more than one third of new active cases are people who are fully vaccinated." Authorities have not yet disclosed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but "the situation is being watched all over the world for what it says about the effectiveness of vaccines," writes the Journal. On Friday, the World Health Organization cleared the Sinopharm shot for emergency, global use, despite little data on its efficacy in patients over 60. According to the Journal, the authorization is expected to help "alleviate a severe shortage of doses in the developing world, as vaccine exports from COVID-19-struck India grind to a halt." To help curb the spread of infections, the Seychelles government recently instituted new preventative measures, such as early bar closures and bans on household intermingling. The good news, however, is most of Seychelle's cases appear to be mild, said Kate O' Brien, director of immunizations, vaccines and biologicals at the World Health Organization. "The Sinopharm vaccine really requires two doses," she added, "and some of the cases that are being reported are occurring either soon after a single dose, or soon after a second dose." More stories from theweek.comTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez had harsh words for Andrew Yang after his Israel-Palestine commentsMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speaker