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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

In a surprise move, Gov. Ron DeSantis has inserted himself into congressional redistricting by releasing his own map that experts said Tuesday would dilute minority voting power and likely give Republicans an 18-10 advantage in Florida seats. read more


The legendary mountain region of Svaneti has turned into a cryptocurrency mint, resulting in chronic electricity shortages. read more


Justin had come for The Storm. The 30-year-old Brooklynite left in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, 2021, headed to Washington. Then-President Donald Trump had called his supporters to rally in protest of the election results, but Justin believed Trump had united his most dedicated followers for something bigger: the culmination of a secret war against an elite cabal of child abusers. read more


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Prosecutors granted immunity to an ex-girlfriend of Representative Matt Gaetz before she testified last week in front of a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the investigation of the congressman, according to a source familiar with the matter. read more


Gen Xers have always been a swing voting group, but their kids -- Gen Z, sometimes called Zoomers -- overwhelmingly back Democrats. read more


Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has refused to wear a mask during proceedings, despite a request from Chief Justice John Roberts to do so, according to a report. read more


There is still no guarantee that the population is building enough natural immunity to turn the virus into a mundane part of daily life. Several cruise lines are canceling trips because of the variant. read more


In his book Reality+ David Chalmers says the material world may lose its allure as VR technology advances read more


A lawsuit against the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers follows similar litigation that was successful against the organizers of a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. read more


The Frontier investigates a trend where women whose pregnancies end with a miscarriage are being prosecuted and sometimes sent to prison in Oklahoma: A growing number of women are facing criminal charges for substance use during pregnancy in Oklahoma. Experts and health care providers say that's bad for moms and babies. read more


The Omicron variant has created a dire situation for Oklahoma health care providers, already strained by two years of caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to be transparent and provide the public with a window into the seriousness of the situation, INTEGRIS, Mercy, OU Health and SSM Health St. Anthony are offering updates on key metrics related to the pandemic Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until the surge subsides. Please help us flatten the curve by taking part in proven mitigation efforts - get vaccinated, wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands. read more


Insider interviews Yale history professor Timothy Snyder: "I think the scenario we have to worry about is that there isn't a US at that point. The kind of conflict that begins January 20, 2025, isn't the kind of conflict that ends with one president being just unpopular, or even seen as illegitimate." read more


Hawaii will require visitors to the state to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster if they want to skip quarantine. read more


The 10 richest men have more than doubled their wealth in the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxfam calculated. read more


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