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Monday, June 27, 2022

An obese retired Russian general has been shipped to the frontlines in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin runs low on senior officers. The "second rate" 20 stone commander is understood to be overseeing special forces operating amid the offensive in the war-torn country's east. The 67-year-old - known as Major General Pavel - was called upon after the unit's former highest ranking officer was seriously injured in an artillery strike, reports the Daily Star. Pavel is a veteran of Russia's calamitous war in Afghanistan.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines reduced the potential global death toll during the pandemic by more than half in the year following their implementation, according to estimates from a mathematical modeling study published on June 23, 2022, in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.


Nikki McCann Ramirez and Asawin Suebsaeng: Republicans spent Friday celebrating the end of Roe v. Wade and praising Donald Trump for making it happen. Trump himself, multiple sources tell Rolling Stone, is far less excited. read more


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Oklahoma Republican U.S. Senator James Lankford, who was director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for a decade, said in a 2010 deposition that he believed a 13-year-old could consent to sex. "Yes, I think they can," Lankford told a lawyer for a girl who family sued a 15-year-old who had sex with her at the Baptist youth camp.


Republican lawmakers and Utah politicos celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, with one legislator saying she trusted Utah women "to control [their] intake of semen." Rep. Karianne Lisonbee described a text message she said she received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies. "I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men's ejaculations and not women's pregnancies ... I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen," the Clearfield Republican told reporters at a news conference at the Utah Capitol on Friday. read more


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