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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Former President Donald Trump told a recent group of donors at a fundraising event that he would have bombed Russia and China in response to their aggression against U.S. allies, reported The Washington Post on Tuesday. read more


A jury of 12 citizens have been given instructions by the judge and will now work to make a decision on whether former President Donald Trump broke the law in relation to charges that he allegedly arranged hush-money to be paid to prevent potentially damaging information to surface before the 2016 election. read more


North Korea has dropped at least 260 balloons carrying rubbish in the South, prompting authorities to warn its residents to stay indoors. read more


Filmmaker Ken Burns ditched his trademark political neutrality during an undergraduate commencement address at Massachusetts' Brandies University to warn what will happen to the U.S. if former President Donald Trump wins back the White House. "We are at an existential crossroads in our political and civic lives. This is a choice that could not be clearer." read more


Norman Eisen: On Tuesday, we at last came to closing arguments in the Manhattan criminal trial of former President Donald Trump after 20 days of trial, testimony from 22 witnesses and over 200 exhibits. read more


According to the National Education Association, Florida is one of the worst states in the country for average teacher salaries, falling at 50th for pay, with only West Virginia faring worse. read more


Jenna Ellis, who assisted Donald Trump after the 2020 election then pleaded guilty last year in the Georgia election subversion case, has had her law license suspended in Colorado. read more


A US luxury real estate billionaire and a deep-sea explorer are planning to travel in a submersible to explore the Titanic. Ohio tycoon and adventurer Larry Connor and Patrick Lahey, co-founder of Triton Submarines, say they want to take a sub to a depth of around 3,800m (12,467ft) to see the shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean. read more


Some participants want to curb overspending, while others seek out a simpler lifestyle by cutting back on their consumption habits. read more


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Federal Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday rejected special counsel Jack Smith's request for a gag order against Donald Trump in the classified documents case, saying that prosecutors' efforts to confer with the defendant was "wholly lacking in substance and professional courtesy." read more


A company whose job advertisement sought only white, US-born applicants has agreed to pay a $38,500 fine, the federal government has announced. The advert from Arthur Grand Technologies was "generated by a disgruntled recruiter in India and was intended to embarrass the company", the justice department said. It was found to violate both federal civil rights and labour laws. read more


A U.S. congressional delegation met with Taiwan's new president on Monday and promised weapons the self-governing island ordered in the face of threats from China were on their way. read more


The US-constructed pier off Gaza broke apart on Tuesday due to heavy seas, suspending aid deliveries indefinitely, in the latest setback for the disastrous project that was ordered by President Biden. read more


Eric Lipton: At a time when the U.S. government is concerned about its reliance on a mercurial billionaire for access to space, new competitors say Elon Musk's SpaceX is using tactics intended to squash them. read more


Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley spent Memorial Day weekend in Israel, where she toured communities devastated by Hamas on October 7th and signed a bomb with a message to the terror group. read more


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