"What we're really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine," Biden said in remarks at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. "Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas on a high-speed train close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane." read more
Former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey was suddenly trending on Twitter in the United States on Friday, and it wasn't because she's making a UFC comeback. Instead, Rousey's name was trending on social media after news broke that the 34-year-old Rousey's great-grandfather was Dr. Alfred Waddell, one of the first Black physicians in North America. While that isn't exactly a new revelation (reports about Rousey's heritage have been around since at least 2016), many people on the internet were just finding out about Rousey's heritage for the first time. There are all sorts of reactions on Twitter about the matter, so Heavy compiled the best ones for you to enjoy below. read more
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that asks whether the Fourth Amendment's usual warrant requirement should be waived when the police conduct a warrantless home search while carrying out a so-called "community caretaker" function, such as when the cops perform a "wellness check" on a potentially troubled or injured person. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one of the Court's biggest Fourth Amendment hawks, raised a few objections to giving the cops that much leeway to enter the home without a warrant. read more
Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop strike capacity amid growing Chinese pressure. read more
They got their vaccines, they got their $200 billion federal stimulus, they got $122 billion of that stimulus fast-tracked, plus an additional $12 billion out the door for coronavirus testing, but now the teachers unions that have been the single biggest obstacle to reopening K-12 classrooms in Democrat-run cities and states have come up with yet another reason to stay home from school: They do not much care for the dominant global scientific view that 3 feet is enough distance between students during the COVID-19 pandemic.