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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Gen Z may not be familiar with the RadioShack of their grandparents, but they're getting to know its replacement. The 100-year-old retailer reintroduced itself on Twitter this week with a stream of often-profane tweets -- some since deleted -- filled with crude comments and drug references.


Florida Department of Agriculture: The giant African land snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world and consumes at least 500 different types of plants. These snails could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas as they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. The snails also pose a serious health risk to humans by carrying the parasite rat lungworm, known to cause meningitis in humans. Giant African land snails are illegal to import or possess in the United States without a permit. The giant African land snail has been eradicated twice in Florida. The first detection was in 1969 and was eradicated in 1975. The most recent eradication of this pest was in 2021 from a detection in 2011 in Miami-Dade County. Prior to the recent detection, the last live snail in Florida was collected in Miami-Dade County in December of 2017.


Washington Post Editorial Board: After another week of riveting testimony before the House Jan. 6 committee, it is natural to wonder: How many laws were broken, by whom, and will there be prosecutions? Some argue that former president Donald Trump ...


A criminal case could be "difficult" but necessary, Cheney said on This Week.


Launched by Singapore's national water agency PUB in association with local craft beer brewery Brewerkz, is a testament that "sustainability can be delicious."


Leah Litman, Kate Shaw and Carolyn Shapiro : With that case, Moore v. Harper, the justices will review a North Carolina Supreme Court decision holding that the state constitution prohibits extreme partisan gerrymanders.


Don Moynihan: What the actions of an obscure Wisconsin political appointee tell us about GOP democratic backsliding. One categorical error we cannot make is assuming the threats to democracy are purely, or even primarily, a reflection of Trump's authoritarian tendencies. The more disturbing reality is that the instinct to subvert democratic outcomes runs much deeper in the Republican Party.


Carol D. Leonig: Agents who had sworn to protect the president's and vice president's lives with their own made choices on the fly [January 6th] refusing a direct order from Trump and acceding to the vice president's wishes. Together, the agents' game-day decisions helped keep democracy on the rails, several former agents said.


"The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona's Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud," the Associated Press reported Saturday.


Saturday, July 02, 2022

Uvalde school district police chief Pedro "Pete" Arredondo has resigned his separate position on the Uvalde city council in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in May, according to a resignation letter he sent to the city. ... Arredondo's resignation from the city council "is the right thing to do," the city had said in an earlier news release Saturday responding to the Leader-News' report, but prior to receiving the chief's resignation letter.


David Pierce: Two years from now, in baseball stadiums around the US, the umpire behind home plate might be little more than a mouthpiece for a robot. Major League Baseball plans to introduce robot umpires in the 2024 season, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN this week.


Jamelle Bouie: It, too, can be checked and balanced.


A new civics training program for public school teachers in Florida says it is a "misconception" that "the founders desired strict separation of church and state," the Washington Post reports.


In a letter, the marshal urges Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) to enforce laws that prohibit picketing at the homes of Supreme Court Justices.


Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in many public places, as well as an amendment that would initiate the process of enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution.


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