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  • YouTubeA person who saw doomed “van-life” couple Gabby Petito and fiancé Brian Laundrie fighting in Moab, Utah, told cops that “something definitely didn’t seem right,” according to a witness statement released by authorities.Petito and Laundrie set off in July to travel the U.S., visiting the country’s national parks and wilderness areas while living out of […]
  • Carlos Jasso/ReutersFacebook is continuing to run ads for so-called “abortion pill reversal” a week after a report showed it had raked in more than $100,000 for advertising the unproven medical procedure.Data from the Facebook Ad library shows the tech company allowed three ads from the anti-abortion group Live Action to run in the week after […]
  • Courtesy of Nick LawyerThe public health officer in Montana’s rural Sanders County, who was forced to resign last week after generating outrage for promoting COVID vaccines and masks over dodgy unproven drugs, fears the role of health officials is teetering dangerously into the political realm.“It worries me that we are turning the health officer and […]
  • Warner Bros.Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, pleaded guilty earlier this month for failing to register as a sex offender after he moved to the state of California. Meanwhile Jennifer Hough, whom Petty was convicted of assaulting in 1995, is continuing to share her story. On Wednesday morning, Hough gave her first televised interview on The […]
  • NewsmaxNewsmax anchor Rob Schmitt blasted MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday night for focusing on “skin color” when it comes to news coverage of the Gabby Petito murder, ignoring the fact that his Newsmax colleague Grant Stinchfield made the exact same argument as Reid the night before.Reid has once again found herself facing the wrath […]

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Political Wire

  • Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn referenced an article he read that claimed the medical establishment is planning to secretly put the Covid-19 vaccine in salad dressing.
  • Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) is disputing claims by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that cybercriminals “flipped” 100,000 votes in Alabama from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in the […]
  • “President Joe Biden was expected to speak Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron as the U.S. looks to stem the fallout from France’s fury over a deal to sell nuclear-powered […]
  • “I just think it’s time for some of our dearest friends around the world to prenez un grip about all this and donnez-moi un break. Because this is fundamentally a […]
  • “A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of extorting hundreds […]

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ProPublica

  • by Craig Silverman, Chris Morran and Maya Eliahou ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Even though Facebook Marketplace is backed by the power of the social networking giant, buying and selling items through the service can still carry […]
  • by Max Blau and Annie Waldman, ProPublica, and Tegan Wendland, WWNO/NPR; Photography by Kathleen Flynn, special to ProPublica ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. This story was co-reported with […]
  • by Craig Silverman, A.C. Thompson and Peter Elkind ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. For years, Carman Alfonsi relied upon Facebook Marketplace to buy and sell used pool tables for his Michigan billiards business. He banked a steady […]
  • by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Legislation currently making its way through Congress would take a sledgehammer to the massive individual retirement accounts built up tax-free by a select group […]
  • by Zoë Sobel, KUCB, and Agnel Philip, ProPublica ] This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with KUCB and CoastAlaska. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. More than five decades ago, a flight carrying Doug Groothuis’ father crashed while taking off […]

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The Guardian

  • US to donate 500m Pfizer doses to low- and lower-middle-income countriesDoses are in addition to the over 600m the US has committed to sendingHouse Democrats pass spending bill in party-line vote of 220 to 211McConnell pledges to oppose any effort to raise the debt ceilingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by […]
  • US and Australia not going back on cancelled €56bn submarine contract despite talk with French leaderFrance has agreed to return its ambassador to the US and Joe Biden has vowed not to cut Paris out of key future defence decisions in the Indo-Pacific after a phone call designed to calm French fury after he struck […]
  • UK records 166 new Covid deaths; draft suggests Germany rules would come into force in OctoberTransmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds, expert warns‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schoolsArdern gambles as New Zealand Covid restrictions easedRiot police on Melbourne streets to prevent third day of protestsArgentina to lift almost all […]
  • Serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper had been warned by prison authorities that he was vulnerablePeter Sutcliffe, the convicted serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, refused to be shielded in prison in the months before he died from the coronavirus, an inquest has heard.Sutcliffe had been warned that he was vulnerable to Covid-19 […]
  • Birds, and perhaps other animals too, benefitted from a respite in human activity in North America, research suggestsThe shutdown of traveling and socializing during the Covid-19 pandemic last year brought severe dislocation to many people, but if you were a bird during this time it was highly appealing, new research has found.The distribution of 80% […]

Al Jazeera

News & Guts

  • Evidence is mounting that erectile dysfunction is one of the symptoms of long Covid. The phenomenon was identified by Italian researchers in April, when they discovered that COVID-19 was associated with a six-fold increase in developing erectile dysfunction. Urologist weren’t surprised by the link – the coronavirus is known to damage blood vessels, which are […]
  • Donald Trump filed a lawsuit agains his niece, Mary Trump, and several journalists at The New York Times for disclosing his tax information, accusing the parties of launching an “insidious plot” filled with “actual malice” against him. The former president’s suit, filed in New York state court Tuesday, alleges that Mary Trump breached a 2001 […]
  • A rift in the Democratic party between moderates and progressives threatens to derail two pieces of legislation that embody much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. In August, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that includes $550 billion in new spending on the nation’s roads, bridges, broadband, and water systems, among other “hard infrastructure” […]
  • New court documents reveal that the Trump campaign knew that many of their lawyers’ most outlandish claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election were baseless, but they continued to assert them in public anyway. Less than two weeks after the election, the Trump campaign’s deputy director of communications, Zach Parkinson, asked Trump campaign staffers […]
  • The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is working on legislation that would enact new limits on the executive branch in an effort to put guardrails on presidential powers. A bill being introduced on Tuesday is essentially aimed at Trump-proofing the Oval Office to prevent future presidents from abusing their power and preventing corruption. Democrats have made […]
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