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Friday, June 18, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat in a election on the outskirts of London on Friday, when his governing Conservative Party lost a previously safe parliamentary seat to the Liberal Democrats. read more


A new study published on Thursday, and believed to be the largest of its kind so far, finds that for Black patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, the quality of the hospitals they are admitted to may play an outsize role in determining whether they survive. Hospitals mattered more than any other individual traits like age, income, or other medical conditions. read more


One America News is the face of the Arizona election audit. Its reporter is also helping pay for it.
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Electric Vehicle Company Canoo announces Oklahoma as new location for manufacturing: Canoo's 400-acre campus will be in the Tulsa area at MidAmerica Industrial Park, a 9,000-acre industrial complex strategically located near some of the nation's most highly traveled thoroughfares. The mega microfactory will include a full commercialization facility with a paint, body shop and general assembly plant. The campus will also include a low-volume industrialization facility. It will be a significant investment into the state and will generate more than 2,000 high paying jobs. Canoo's mega microfactory is targeted to open in 2023. read more


Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a conservative conference on Friday and it was quickly clear that some people were not happy he was there. read more


During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday probing the security failures that led to the insurrection, it was revealed that on more than 50 occasions, Parler had attempted to warn the FBI of the growing potential for violence. read more


"This is not the first time something like this has happened ... at our restaurant," a statement by the burger chain said. Nine police officers involved in the incident have now been suspended. read more


The Justice Department on Thursday released horrifying new police body camera footage from the January 6 assault on the US Capitol, after CNN and other outlets requested the tapes. read more


On a sunny morning in February, as a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace" filled the salt air, Ashli Babbitt's family and friends scattered her ashes into the Pacific Ocean off San Diego. read more


Chief Justice John Roberts, along with Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrated their collective power at America's highest court on Thursday. read more


The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. read more


A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction. read more


General Motors Co. is raising its investment in electric vehicles -- the second boost in recent months -- and pushing deeper into battery production, making it the latest global auto maker to accelerate its transition to plug-in cars. read more


President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. ... Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas -- two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. read more


Stacey Abrams on Thursday threw her support behind Sen. Joe Manchin's proposed revisions to congressional Democrats' expansive election and ethics reform bill, conferring him the endorsement of one of the nation's premier voting rights activists. ... "What Sen. Manchin is putting forward are some basic building blocks that we need to ensure that democracy is accessible no matter your geography," Abrams said. read more


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