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  • Max Mumby/Indigo – Pool/Getty ImagesIf you love The Daily Beast’s royal coverage, then we hope you’ll enjoy The Royalist, a members-only series for Beast Inside. Become a member to get it in your inbox on Sunday.The queen: “Never complain, never explain” is no moreThe queen has finally had enough of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s […]
  • Dafna Gazit/Israel Antiquities AuthorityThe Israeli Antiquities Authority recently released an announcement about their acquisition of an ancient magical amulet, reportedly from Arbel in Northern Israel, that bears the Divine Name of God. The fifth-sixth century CE magical device, which was worn to ward off evil, was apparently found at the site of an ancient synagogue. […]
  • Denis FinninThings are looking up for New York City. A summer of post-vaccine fun is in full swing, people are returning to the city, it just got a brand new park, and now one of its most iconic cultural attractions has a brand new hall devoted to all things sparkly.Opening this weekend is the Mignone […]
  • Courtesy VRBOAmeland Island, the Netherlands (Vrbo): Only a 90-minute drive from Amsterdam followed by a picturesque ferry ride is an island that is a haven for artists and those looking for a remote retreat. Ameland is in the West Frisian Islands of the Netherlands, but it feels like a world away from our 2021 modern-day […]
  • HandoutCOVID-19 hit Las Vegas like a prizefighter. Overnight it morphed from a city teeming with millions of guests to a collection of empty streets. Suddenly, there was no blackjack or buffets. No first-rate shows or spontaneous weddings.As a city known for dreams and fantasy, the pandemic brought a strange kind of unreality to Las Vegas. […]

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Political Wire

  • Associated Press: “After facing threats and intimidation during the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and now the potential of new punishments in certain states, county officials who run elections […]
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  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told CBS News that the new tentative infrastructure deal from a group of bipartisan senators will not include a gas tax hike or any reversal of […]
  • Associated Press: “Laws setting guiderails for classroom instruction on race passed this year in Republican-controlled states have left some teachers worried about how they will be enforced. Particularly in districts […]
  • Kansas City Star: “As Greitens spurns a Republican establishment that has largely turned against him, the other candidates are competing to become the dominant choice of party activists, some of […]

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  • by Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Charlotte Keith, Spotlight PA 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 article was produced in partnership with Spotlight PA and The Philadelphia Inquirer, […]
  • by Robert Faturechi ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. The Secret IRS Files is an ongoing reporting project. Sign up to be notified when the next installment publishes. ProPublica’s investigation released Tuesday revealing that the top 25 wealthiest Americans have paid little, and sometimes nothing, in federal income taxes has resulted […]
  • by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press This is a collaboration between ProPublica and the Detroit Free Press. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state leaders on Wednesday announced the creation of a task force to improve how the state handles young offenders, saying the juvenile justice system has been failing […]
  • by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, OPB 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 article was produced in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting and The Oregonian/OregonLive. You can […]
  • by Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Alden Woods, The Arizona Republic ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The Arizona Republic. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like […]

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The Guardian

  • Group D updates from the 2pm BST kick-off at WembleyBoos drowned out by applause as players take the kneeInteractive special: complete guide to all 622 playersAnd you can email [email protected] 3.04pm BST 48 min Kovacic is booked for a crunching tackle on his clubmate Mount. He did win the ball but the referee decided his […]
  • Latest updates: PM says most conversations with other leaders harmonious and on other topics, as row with France over Brexit overshadows final day of G7 2.56pm BST Sky News is now showing Joe Biden’s press conference.It has been extraordinarily collaborative, he says. 2.52pm BST Macron says the liberal democracy model is at risk. That is […]
  • Follow the latest updates on the pandemic in the UK and across the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.47pm BST Johnson said it was important to keep an open mind on the origins of coronavirus as he backed a beefed up role for the WHO based on the powers of international weapons inspectors. Asked if […]
  • Protest at Plaza de Colón in Madrid draws 25,000 people, including leaders of three rightwing parties About 25,000 people, including the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, have rallied in Madrid to protest against the government’s deeply divisive moves to pardon the 12 Catalan independence leaders convicted over their parts in the failed […]
  • Party officially endorses co-leader and top candidate for September election to succeed MerkelGermany’s Green party has said it remains confident of securing the chancellorship and succeeding Angela Merkel at the country’s autumn election despite a drop in the polls, as it officially endorsed its lead candidate for the job.Setbacks in recent weeks have led to […]

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News & Guts

  • Russian cybercriminals hacked the world’s largest beef producer last week, forcing the multi-national company, JBS, to pay an $11 million dollar ransom. The attack temporarily disrupted operations at JBS’s U.S. plants, which provides approximately one-fifth of the nation’s meat supply. Pilgrim Pride’s, a JBS subsidiary and one of leading providers of chicken and poultry, was […]
  • The EPA announced on Wednesday that it is repealing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the latest sign that the Biden administration is committed to rolling back Trump-era policies that imperil the environment. The rule reduced the number of streams, marshes and other wetlands that fall under federal protection. EPA Administrator Michael Regan said it […]
  • The United States will buy 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and distribute them to approximately 100 countries over the next two years, according to The New York Times. Pfizer, according to sources, will charge a “not-for-profit” price. The first 200 million doses will be given out this year, with the balance being distributed […]
  • Women are abusing alcohol at a much higher rate than in the past, a trend researchers fear will be exacerbated by the stresses of the pandemic. For generations, risky alcohol consumption has been associated with men. But new research show that women are increasingly turning to alcohol. From NPR: For nearly a century, women have […]
  • The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill designed to narrow the gender wage gap and give women the resources to negotiate higher pay, died in the Senate on Tuesday in the face of GOP opposition. “We have been talking about the wage gap for years now with no action taken by this Senate. Women with the […]
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