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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Golden State was one of seven states with "very high" levels; the others were Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon and Texas. read more


Buckle up, Texas, we are (finally!) getting a Michelin Guide. The French tire company and prestigious food authority confirmed via press release on Tuesday that Texas will be the newest location featured in its longtime travel guides. read more


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, the White House said. The president, who was delivering speeches in Las Vegas, "is experiencing mild symptoms," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. read more


In a matter of days, the billionaire entrepreneur has ramped up his embrace of the conservative movement ... read more


Greece's concern for its own security has made it a supporter of Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion. read more


Puerto Rico filed suit against fossil fuel companies this week, alleging that the oil and gas giants have misled the public about climate change and delayed a transition to clean energy. The suit seeks $1 billion in damages to help Puerto Rico defend itself against climate disasters. read more


The announcement by Schiff, who is running for US Senate in California, makes him the first Democrat to urge Biden to step aside since the failed assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump over the weekend. read more


Benjamin Wittes: In defense of our "grossly irresponsible talk." read more


US authorities obtained intelligence from a human source in recent weeks on a plot by Iran to try to assassinate Donald Trump, a development that led to the Secret Service increasing security around the former president in recent weeks, multiple people briefed on the matter told CNN. read more


Sen. J.D. Vance, whom Donald Trump named as his vice presidential running mate Monday, told a group of influential young conservatives in a closed-door speech in 2021 that they should stand up for "nonconventional people" who speak truth, such as Infowars founder Alex Jones.


Thomas Crooks was spotted by police hanging around the American Glass Research complex more than an hour before the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump, the Pittsburgh TV station WPXI reports. Photos of Crooks had been taken by local police at least 26 minutes before shots were fired and sent up the command chain, the station reports.


Peter Buxtun, a whistleblower who exposed and helped end the Tuskegee syphilis study, a four-decade experiment in which the U.S. Public Health Service used hundreds of Black men as human guinea pigs, died May 18 at a memory-care center in Rocklin, Calif. He was 86. A former venereal disease investigator with the Public Health Service, Buxtun spent seven years trying to draw attention to the Tuskegee study, meeting with journalists, doctors, public health officials and anyone who would listen. read more


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is actively sabotaging the possibility of any hostage deal, in order to prevent the collapse of his government, by introducing two new elements into the negotiations, sources told The Jerusalem Post.


The feud between former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., continued on the Republican National Convention floor Tuesday evening as Gaetz tried to taunt his former colleague. read more


In remarks to Pacifica Christian High School in California last September, J.D. Vance said it's a problem when people leave violent marriages. "This is one of the great tricks that I think the sexual revolution pulled on the American populace, which is the idea that like, well, OK, these marriages were fundamentally, you know, they were maybe even violent, but certainly they were unhappy. And so getting rid of them and making it easier for people to shift spouses like they change their underwear, that's going to make people happier in the long term." read more


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