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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Of the 2,321 nationwide school closures since August because of Covid-19, about 1 percent have been in California -- even though the state accounts for 12 percent of the nation's K-12 students, according to data from Burbio, a technology company that monitors outbreaks.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

This guy spent years of his life researching a drinking contest that happened in 1867. He claims one man took down 36 shots of whiskey. All one right after the other. We read his story and all the details he's been able to stitch together. And we're pretty sure it happened. Or maybe we just really want it to have happened. Either way, we don't really care. It's a great story. read more


Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska has been indicted, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday. read more


Trumper Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn asked mothers of boys to "please raise them to be a monster" at an event, claiming that "our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate all of the young men in our culture [sic]". The crowd cheered. read more


CNN anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King told viewers on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis and is immunocompromised.

"I'm going to share a secret I've never shared before," King said. "I have multiple sclerosis. So I'm grateful you're all vaccinated." ... King pointed out that people should get vaccinated not only to protect themselves, but also to protect those who are immunocompromised.


Travis Tritt has canceled shows at venues requiring masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test. -- The country singer and songwriter announced the move Monday ...


In the letter sent to parents, the school says the 30-day period will allow time so that a vaccinated student couldn't transmit anything to other children, promoting false claims about COVID vaccines. The same morons at this school actually said (in regards to this policy), "I am in favor of any policies that put the safety of my children first and foremost."


On Jan. 6, as the Capitol riot raged around them, a rag-tag group of pro-Trump senators hid in a closet to plot their next move, fretting that the insurrection was making them look pretty bad. The new detail comes from a Washington Post interview with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), the college football coach-turned MAGA congressman whose first full day in his new job coincided with the Capitol riot. He recounted hiding in a storage closet with around a dozen other Trump-supporting senators as they sought privacy from their colleagues to thrash out a plan. read more


At a diversity and inclusion conference last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that part of the reason the court had to change the format of its oral arguments was that female justices kept getting interrupted by men. read more


Washington State University fired its football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four of his assistants on Monday for failing to comply with the state's Covid-19 vaccination mandate, according to a person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly. read more


The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks -- The wealthiest 10% of Americans now own 89% of all U.S. stocks, a record high that highlights the stock market's role in increasing wealth inequality.


Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses and other incentives, but widespread vaccine skepticism and conflicting signals from officials stymied the efforts. read more


Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register.


Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in DC District Court against the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and the National Archives in an effort to keep records from his presidency secret by claiming executive privilege. read more


Cops hunting for Brian Laundrie are getting reports of sightings that turn out to be other skinny white guys with beards out enjoying nature. "Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with 'U.S. Marshals' written on them," [Severin] Beckwith said. "Handguns pointed at my face." ... He had a hunch why this was happening. "I really hoped I was right," he said.


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