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    Donald Trump's claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged got a standing ovation from a crowd of young conservatives in Tampa on Friday night. At another point he blasted the global climate crisis as a 'hoax' that had to be 'defeated' by Republicans.  After arriving more than an hour late to his scheduled appearance at Turning Point USA's Student Action Summit, the former president delivered a lengthy hour-and-a-half speech in which he raged at the Biden administration, Democrats' agenda, the border crisis - and dropped more hints he could run to change that in 2024. 'Our country has never been in a position like this. The election was stolen, it was rigged,' the former president said in his speech, sponsored by Turning Point Action.  'I ran twice, I won twice, and I did much better the second time than the first.'  The audience in the Tampa Convention Center erupted in cheers - a departure from the lackluster reception his complaints about the 2020 race have gotten at recent campaign rallies. And dropping yet another hint about his 2024 ambitions,...
    A nurse has clapped back at critics who branded her scrubs 'inappropriate' because of the way they fit her body, insisting their real issue is with her curves.  Erika Diaz, 22, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a video of herself modeling her hospital uniform, a blue top tucked into matching pants, claiming she has been asked why she wears her scrubs 'like that.' The clip then cuts to screenshots of how the scrubs are advertised online, showing that they were designed to be tucked in. The only difference is Erika's physical proportions.  Scroll down for video   Erika Diaz, 22, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a video of herself modeling her hospital uniform, a blue top tucked into matching pants She claimed she has been told the way she wears her scrubs is 'inappropriate' The clip then cut to screenshots of how the scrubs are advertised online, showing that they were designed to be tucked in 'Some people just have an issue with my body not my scrubs and it shows,' she wrote in the caption.  The...
    JONJO SHELVEY revealed he only has to play three games next season to earn a new Newcastle deal. The midfielder, 30, has been on Tyneside for six-and-a-half years and is desperate to stay. 1Jonjo Shelvey is close to extending his Newcastle stayCredit: Getty He said: “I’ve got three games to get another year - I mean, I’d be a bit worried if I didn’t! “I’m not thick, I’m not getting any younger, I’m 30 and I look about 40! “You just want to be part of it.” Toon lost 1-0 against German side Mainz in Kufstein to end their pre-season tour in Austria. Read More in FootballBACK RON TRACK Ten Hag ready to build Man Utd AROUND Ronaldo despite pre-season absence Kieran Trippier played a free-kick at an opponent thinking he was within 10 yards but the ref played on, with the Bundesliga outfit breaking to bag the only goal. Shelvey did not start against Mainz but he was part of the starting eleven for the 3-0 win over 1860 Munich last Friday. And he will likely have an important...
    NFL legend Brian Urlacher suspects some players fake having CTE as a means of gaining attention and potentially lining their pockets. Speaking with fellow NFL player Will Compton for the June 29th edition of the podcast Bussin’ With The Boys, the two discussed the brain condition and its effects on players. Urlacher, a former Chicago Bears linebacker, was discussing his neck surgery when he was asked about physical repercussions from the injury. “Do you feel anything from that? Having that neck injury?” Compton asked. “No, I was losing strength in my left arm when I got it done. I fell asleep on the plane from the Bahamas home in the off season, and I woke up, I was like, ‘Ooh,’… I went and got the MRI and shit and the guy was like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got a nerve or a bone on the nerve or something like that.’ And they shaved it off and it was good,” Urlacher added. “You ever worry about that stuff?” Compton pushed. “I feel like I’m decently sharp still. You know, there’s some things I...
    CRAMPS in a woman's thumb turned out to be an incurable illness - now she could have just months to live. Ailsa Malcolm-Hutton, 39, from Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, realised her health may be in trouble when she lost the ability to carry out simple motor tasks with her hands. 5Ailsa Malcolm-Hutton realised something was off when she struggled to brush her daughter's hairCredit: Facebook 5The 39-year-old was diagnosed with motor neurone diseaseCredit: Facebook 5Today she can experience more than 200 symptoms in one dayCredit: Facebook But her thumb cramps were just the beginning of a series of mobility problems she began to have. When she was eventually diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2013, Ailsa could no longer use her arm and had been forced to give up her job. Today she has more than 350 of the disease's symptoms, including chronic fatigue, glitching eyes, constant rashes, kidney stones and nausea. Each day, she can suffer up to 200 of them at a time. READ MORE HEALTH STORIESVAPE RISK Soaring numbers of people...
    Lil Nas X was quick to express his frustration on social media about not receiving any nominations for the 2022 BET Awards... though he quickly erased them. The 23-year-old musician has won two Grammy Awards with 11 nominations since bursting on the scene in 2020, though he only has one BET Awards nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist, which he lost to Roddy Ricch. The rapper (born Montero Lamar Hill) took to Twitter on Wednesday shortly after the nominations were announced, calling out the awards show before deleting his tweets. Lil Nas speaks: Lil Nas X was quick to express his frustration on social media about not receiving any nominations for the 2022 BET Awards... though he quickly erased them One nomination: The 23-year-old musician has won two Grammy Awards with 11 nominations since bursting on the scene in 2020, though he only has one BET Awards nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist, which he lost to Roddy Ricch 'Thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again. black excellence!' he said with black prayer hands emoji and a heart emoji....
    Eloy Jiménez’s rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte got off to a less than ideal start when the outfielder exited Saturday’s game in Durham, N.C., with right leg soreness. He left after singling to right field in the second inning. “He did feel a tug in one of his swings, not running,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Sunday. “So after a couple at-bats, they backed him out. I talked to (head athletic trainer James) Kruk. It’s not perfect, it’s not what you would hope, but it still doesn’t change the expectation that he’s healing and on his way. Just have to be careful with him.” Jiménez has been out since April 23 when he suffered an injury that required surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee. He went 1-for-2 before leaving Saturday’s game. La Russa said it was described to him as “part of the healing.” “He’s just not completely 100% yet,” La Russa said of Jiménez, who is now day to day. “He knows what he feels, and we have to rely on...
    IT can be an expensive job kitting out kids in school uniform. So one mum was delighted when she visited her local Tesco supermarket, and found a rail of white school shirts that had been reduced to just 25 or 30p a pack. 2One mum was thrilled when she found shirts from just 25p a pack in her local Tesco'sCredit: Facebook/extremecouponingandbargainsuk 2There were rails of the reduced items, from age 5 to age 16Credit: Facebook/extremecouponingandbargainsuk Lyn Steell took to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook to share news of her bargain find, posting pictures of the rail and the price tag on the packets. "Tesco have white school shirts reduced to 25 / 30p. I saw all from age 5 to age 16," she wrote. The post quickly racked up likes and comments from appreciative parents, with many tagging their friends and relatives to alert them to the bargain. But others insisted Lyn was more than a little lucky to find the reduced shirts. Read more Bargain stories ALL FUN & GAMES...
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as 'winter blues' or 'winter depression', is thought to affect as many as a third of British adults, but for some the arrival of brighter weather can come with its own problems.  Regarded as a major depressive disorder (MDD) with seasonal patterns, SAD is linked to seasonal change and is not just a winter condition that leaves them anxious, low on energy and overwhelmed.  And although it is associated with lack of light and gray, gloomy skies, some people suffer with SAD from increased sunshine and warmer temperatures, as well as social pressures that the warmer season brings.  Here, experts tell Femail what can trigger summertime sadness and how to cope if you're affected.   Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is thought to affect 29 per cent British adults. Regarded as 'winter depression' people can be affected during the summer. To help avoid overstimulation, you may want to set aside some time where you put your phone away or avoid screens entirely Triggers of of summertime SAD Heat and humidity   Dr Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist...
    CNN’s Victor Blackwell broke down in tears Monday as he reported from the scene of Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. Police allege Payton Gendron, 18, killed 10 people and wounded three others at Tops Friendly Markets location in a mostly-Black part of the city. Authorities allege Gendron specifically chose the area while he planned a killing spree to target Black victims. He was arrested and pleaded not guilty. Since the shooting, harrowing stories have been shared about the massacre. On Newsroom Monday afternoon, Blackwell spoke with a woman named Fragrance Stanfield, who was an employee at the store, and who survived unharmed. At the conclusion of Blackwell’s interview with Stanfield, he tossed it back to his co-host Alisyn Camerota in the studio. She commented: Victor, it is so hard to hear the raw grief of all of these family members and employees just trying to make sense of how their lives have been ruined in the space of a few minutes by a horrible, hateful person. To hear Fragrance tell you she’s had to teach her children to become small and invisible in this country because...
    About 150,000 children in the UK need to have an MRI scan every year. The machine takes detailed pictures inside the body which are used for everything from diagnosing the cause of headaches and joint pain to monitoring cancer. But children are often ill-prepared for the experience, and frequently get a shock when they see the huge machine looming over them. MRI scanners comprise a bed for the patient which slides into a tube containing the scanning technology. It also makes loud banging noises so patients have to wear ear protectors – but scanning can take up to 90 minutes, which can overwhelm youngsters. In an effort to ease children's fears, toy giant Lego has developed a miniature model of an MRI scanner. Last month, 600 of them were donated to children’s hospitals around the world In an effort to ease their fears, toy giant Lego has developed a miniature model of an MRI scanner. Last month, 600 of them – which come with figures of doctors and a patient – were donated to children’s hospitals around the world. The...
    AS Chelsea fans right now, the last couple of weeks have been unprecedented. But within the last few hours, things have been completely turned upside down. 1Chelsea fans are waiting to see what the future brings after UK sanctions on Roman AbramovichCredit: Reuters Just as we were all discussing and pondering potential new owners that we want to see come in, and what effect they might have on the club, news surfaced that the UK Government had sanctioned Roman Abramovich and frozen his assets. Our world as we know it, as Blues fans, will never be the same again. Of course, my immediate thoughts go right to those effected by the war in Ukraine right now and our 'problems' are nothing compared to the suffering those people are going through.  The statement released by the UK Government is also pretty damning for Abramovich and should never be taken lightly. READ MORE SUN STORIESBLUES NEWS Roman Abramovich club sale BANNED as assets FROZEN and club can't sell tickets It said: “Abramovich is associated with a person who is or has been...
    Were she still in a relationship with the sixth in line to the throne, Chelsy Davy's first born would have been celebrated around the world and introduced to the Queen within days. As it was, when Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend gave birth to her baby, Leo, in January, barely anyone was notified at all. Indeed, so under the radar was Chelsy's pregnancy that even the name of her partner, Sam Cutmore-Scott, was little known. Only last Saturday did the Daily Mail break the happy news that Chelsy had become a mother and seemed blissfully settled with Old Etonian Cutmore-Scott, who owns upmarket Norfolk hotel The Harper along with his family. And it speaks volumes that one of the first people baby Leo was introduced to was not royalty but the chair of Chelsy's local Norfolk parish council, who had been called to the Cutmore-Scott's home to address minor complaints about parking issues with Sam and his parents Jo and Mark, the hotel's managing director. 'We as a parish council met with the Cutmore-Scotts, with Jo and Mark and Sam in January,...
    During MSNBC’s State of the Union coverage on Tuesday, Economics Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Austan Goolsbee, who served Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, stated that “we’re still going to have to just bull through” the “worst” of inflation, releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will only have a marginal impact, and that he’s skeptical about the immediate impact going after monopolization and price gouging would have on inflation. Goolsbee said it’s “fair” to say things Biden mentioned would help the economy. He further stated, “So, the thing about inflation…is, in the here and now, gas prices were already up, and now you’ve got war in Ukraine, and that’s driving gas prices up even more. So, I think, the worst of this, we’re still going to have to just bull through it. The implication of what the president said, I think, is that the short-run job on inflation, he’s going to leave to the Fed, that most of the things that he’s calling for, a bunch of them...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Anyone in Massachusetts seeking a COVID-19 test these days is likely to encounter long lines and empty store shelves. Amid the frustration, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that people are just going to have to be patient. “There’s going to be a lot of demand for this,” Baker said about the rush to get tested after the holidays. “People need to understand that they’re probably going to have to wait. READ MORE: FDA Expected To Allow Pfizer Booster Shots For Kids Ages 12-To-15 SoonThe governor stressed that there are hundreds of testing sites in Massachusetts, which is second in the country in testing per capita. “We have more testing infrastructure than just about anybody else, but people are going to have to be patient,” he said. Staffing issues are the main obstacle in expanding testing operations, Baker said. He added that he’s been “aggressively communicating” with the Biden administration on testing. READ MORE: Teachers Union Slams 'Last-Minute Scramble' To Get Rapid Tests To Massachusetts School Staff“The federal government is struggling to deliver on a number of the...
    For years, President Joe Biden has hung his hat on the notion that he is uniquely qualified to corral the fractious U.S. Senate and pass the greatest expansion of the social safety net in half a century. But the apparent death of his “Build Back Better” agenda, announced with zero notice by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday, has called into question one of Biden’s most fundamental beliefs: that the Senate is still capable of doing its job. “You know how sometimes you think you’re waking up from a dream, but you’re actually just waking up into a nightmare?” one longtime Biden confidant said in a text message. “This is that, but the dream was the Senate being able to function, and the nightmare is reality.” The president’s team has long lauded his experience in the Senate as a foundational aspect of his personality, with White House press secretary Jen Psaki joking on Monday that “he always thinks of himself as a senator,” regardless of the office he holds. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years before...
    I am vaccinated. Moderna, double shots. My husband is vaccinated. In fact my entire family is vaccinated. But I am going to reveal something that will get me thrown out of whatever polite society social circles that still welcome me. I was hesitant before getting Moderna. I am almost thirty seven years old, I got the vaccine while I was still breastfeeding and my husband and I are, God willing, planning on having more children in the near future. And I was worried about potential impacts on fertility. I was worried about being of birthing age, and had the same concerns expressed by millions of women. Ultimately, I credit Dr. Ashish Jha, the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for helping me make my own personal decision about the vaccine. His social media and many interviews are measured, respectful and ultimately considerate of normal anxieties many women of birthing age have. When I had the opportunity to interview him, he didn't treat me like I was an idiot or was wearing a tin-foil hat when I asked...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an urgent health advisory on Wednesday to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among pregnant women or those looking to become pregnant. The agency has strongly advised women to get their shots either before or during pregnant due to their increased risk of severe illness and death from the virus. However, just under one-third of mothers-to-be have been vaccinated, figures from the CDC show. 'Pregnancy can be both a special time and also a stressful time - and pregnancy during a pandemic is an added concern for families,' CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky said in a statement alongside the health advisory. 'I strongly encourage those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy to talk with their healthcare provider about the protective benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine to keep their babies and themselves safe.'   The CDC issued an advisory on Wednesday recommending 'urgent cation' to increase vaccination rates among pregnant women. Pictured: Michelle Melton gets the Pfizer vaccine at 35 weeks pregnantat Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, February 2021 Just 31% of all mothers-to-be (dark blue line)...
    Christina Haack Says She Has That Teenage Kinda Love With Josh Hall in Sweet Birthday Tribute This is the shocking amount of money youll save when your kids move out © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad After a bad first half against the Panthers in Week One, Jets quarterback Zach Wilson was able to get the team back into the game in the second half. That momentum did not carry over into Week Two. Wilson threw interceptions on his first two pass attempts and the Jets never reached the end zone in a 25-6 loss to their AFC East rivals. Wilson would throw two more interceptions before the day was out and said after the game that he has to “do a better job executing, decision-making, just being smart with the ball.” He also said he has to make sure not to let the bad day knock his confidence down too much as he moves forward with his rookie season. “This is what we signed up for, right? There’s gonna...
    Plans for a new desert city that promises to be eco-friendly, drought-resistant, and have all amenities within 15 minutes of every home have been unveiled by former Walmart executive Marc Lore.  Futuristic metropolis Telosa City is set to cost $400 billion to build and will host a population of up to five million across 150,000 acres.   Known as a '15-minute city design', the blueprint includes plans for residents to be able to reach their place of work, education, and other amenities within quarter of an hour of their residence.  Lore has described the city as a 'new model for society' as it includes plans for a new form of governance and named the futuristic utopia after the Greek word for 'higher purpose' - Telos.   Planners are targeting areas of desert in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and the Appalachian region as potential building sites and are hoping to approach state officials 'very soon'. Plans for a new desert city that promises to be eco-friendly, drought-resistant, and have all amenities within 15 minutes of every home have been unveiled  Digital renderings of the project...
    Trey Gowdy opened "Sunday Night in America" dissecting the role of a benevolent America on the world stage, especially as instability grows on domestic issues. Gowdy referenced the instability throughout the globe such as the protests in Cuba against the communist dictatorship. Gowdy remarked on the irony on how countries like Cuba are filled with people proudly displaying the U.S. flag while protesters in America proudly burn it. "We've seen images from Haiti, Cuba and Afghanistan, images of people in other countries carrying our American flag as they fight to secure their own fundamental freedoms. We see images from our own country of our flag burned or shunned. We hear countries calling for U.S. to send our police, our soldiers to help them even as there are calls here-by our own politicians-to denigrate the same institutions. We're asked to keep peace in parts of the world that some of us can’t even find on a map, even as some police struggle to keep the peace on their very own streets," Gowdy said.  Gowdy continued to remark on the unique position...
    Jazmine Sullivan, Cardi B, and Lizzo are all Grammy-nominated recording artists. BET; Prince Williams; Kevin Mazur via Getty Jazmine Sullivan revealed to Insider how much her EP "Heaux Tales" was inspired by Cardi B and Lizzo. "Cardi B and Lizzo have definitely influenced me to just be comfortable with myself," she said. She named "Put It Down" and "Price Tags" as tracks that are "very forward" like her influences. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jazmine Sullivan's latest EP "Heaux Tales" is filled with lustful songs that exude the confidence of Cardi B and Lizzo — which was intentional, according to the singer.  "Cardi B and Lizzo have definitely influenced me to just be comfortable with myself and put it all out there," Sullivan told Insider in a recent interview. "That's what I want for every woman. You open up a new level of just amazingness when you accept who you are and you just don't care what anybody has to say. That's what they make me want to do. And that's what I wanted to do...
    A TOWN in Croatia is selling homes for just one kuna (11p) in a bid to attract people to move to the area. The bargain houses are even cheaper than Italy's famous €1 houses, although come with a number of conditions. 6A town in Croatia is selling houses for just 11pCredit: Reuters The dilapidated houses need a lot of work - many of them have no windows or doors, or have mouldy walls and floors. To be able to buy one, you also have to be fully employed, under 40-years-old and be willing to move there for 15 years. There is some good news - the local authorities will give buyers 25,000 kuna (£2,900) to do renovations. However, anyone who is looking to relocate with a cheap house to renovate, can head to the town of Legrad which hopes to increase its citizens again and buy one of the 19 properties. 6The town of Legrad once had a much larger populationCredit: Getty 6The new 11p houses hope to encourage people to move back to the areaCredit: Reuters 6Many have mouldy...
    Pregnant women are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at very low rates, a new report finds.  Only 16 percent of mothers-to-be in the U.S. had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by early May, the Centers for Disease (Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Tuesday. Vaccination rates diverge significantly by race: 25 percent of Asian pregnant women and 20 percent of white women were vaccinated compared to 12 percent of Hispanic women and only six percent of black women. This is especially surprising because expecting mothers are more vulnerable to severe cases of COVID-19 or dying from the disease than the general population. The CDC researchers expect vaccination coverage among pregnant women to increase as vaccine access continues to improve and more information on the shots' safety becomes available. A CDC study found that only 16% of U.S. pregnant women had received at least one vaccine dose. Pictured: A pregnant woman receives a COVID vaccine at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania Asian and white pregnant women had higher overall vaccination rates at 25% and 20%, respectively,...
    Barack Obama has admitted that cancel culture can go 'overboard' as he slammed Republicans who were 'cowed into accepting' Donald Trump's false election fraud claims and accused conservative-leaning media of 'stoking the fear and resentment' of white Americans.  Obama spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper for an AC360 Special named 'Barack Obama on Fatherhood, Leadership and Legacy', which aired Monday night.  In the fawning interview with little or no follow-up questions, the former president spoke about fatherhood, the Trump administration and the racial justice movement.  The Democrat said that, while the nation's history of slavery and racism still 'linger and continue', he believes cancel culture has its 'dangers'.   Barack Obama has admitted that cancel culture can go 'overboard' as he slammed Republicans who 'cowed into accepting' Donald Trump's false election fraud claims and accused the conservative media of 'stoking the fear and resentment' of white Americans Obama pointed to his own daughters Sasha, 19, and Malia, 22, who attended Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by white cop Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day 2020. ...
    The New Orleans Pelicans failed to make the postseason, even missing out on the NBA’s play-in tournament, which is set to begin Tuesday night. The Pelicans missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season, and it is another year the league prodigal son Zion Williamson will not be playing games in the late spring and into the summer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Williamson, who missed the last part of the season due to a fractured finger, offered a thought-provoking assessment of how the team performed during the 2020-21 season. "I’m not going to sit here and say we’re close," the second-year star told reporters Monday, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "The reality of it is it was very disappointing not to be a part of the play-in tournament and stuff. But we just have to come in and be better. That’s just me being real." LEBRON JAMES BLASTS DOUBTERS AFTER REACHING HISTORIC SCORING MILESTONE He finished the season averaging 27 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 61 games. "It’s disappointing. I’d be lying to you...
    Images captured by the NASA Curiosity rover on Mars contain evidence of mushrooms growing on the Red Planet, according to a new study. Microbiologists Dr Xinli Wei from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and astrophysicist Dr Rudolph Schild from Harvard-Smithsonian analysed the images.  The pair claim that images from Mars taken by NASA rovers and orbiting spaceships appear to show fungus-like specimens emerging from the Martian soil.  They say that the image show different sizes and types of fungi grow, shrink, appear and disappear over a period of days, weeks and months. In one example the team say there is evidence of fungi resembling Puffballs on Earth 're-sprouting' in tracks left behind by the NASA Curiosity rover. Taken three days apart with the first on the left and later image on the right. The researchers argue that these are mushrooms, with more 'growing' by the third day of observation Mars HiRISE orbital photo of the Red Planet. Linear specimens travel up and over terrain with those in the centre growing toward each other A portion of the Chem Cam...
    (CNN)Miscarriages are common. Some 23 million pregnancies worldwide end in miscarriage every year -- that's 15% of all pregnancies or 44 each minute, according to new estimates published in The Lancet medical journal on Monday. However, existing care and support for women and couples is "inconsistent and poorly organized" and amounts to little more than patients being told to "just try again," said the authors of three new studies on the causes, treatment and scale of miscarriage around the world. A new system is needed to ensure miscarriages are better recognized by health care practitioners and women are given the physical and mental health support they need, the researchers said. "Many women have concerns over the unsympathetic care they receive following a miscarriage -- with some not being offered any explanation, and the only advice they receive being to try again. This is not good enough, and we must ensure women are properly supported," Siobhan Quenby, a professor of obstetrics at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, said in a news statement. Quenby is also deputy director of...
    New York City moves to end solitary confinement in its jails ‘I regret the harsh rhetoric,’ says Justice Department nominee Vanita Gupta during Senate grilling over GOP tweets © Joe Raedle/Getty Images Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The stimulus passed by the Senate includes a waiver on some taxes on unemployment benefits. The first $10,200 in unemployment benefits wouldn't be taxed for those making up to $150,000. It could save some workers from hefty bills on the benefits they received while out of work. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. There's a notable tax exemption tucked into the version of the stimulus package the Senate passed over the weekend: it has to do with unemployment benefits. Load Error Specifically, people making up to $150,000 wouldn't be taxed on the first $10,200 in unemployment benefits they received. That could make a real difference for many. Around 40 million Americans received unemployment insurance benefits in 2020, with...
    As far as love goes, the pandemic has proved paradoxical. On the one hand, lockdown has put huge stress on existing relationships. On the other, it has shown us what it is to be lonely and made us yearn for a significant other more than ever. Whichever way you look at it, there are bound to be a lot of new people looking for a date this year — and all confined to online, of course. The figures prove it already. Dating app Hinge reports that downloads are up 82 per cent year-on-year. And that’s especially significant because Hinge is the app for those seeking long-term relationships and not a casual fling. Launched in 2013 as the antithesis of Tinder, the app that kick-started the swipe left or right hook-up culture, Hinge has now match-made thousands of long-term partnerships and marriages. Who better to help you navigate this new landscape, bursting with potential dates, than Hinge’s own director of relationship science Logan Ury (pictured with her husband), a behavioural expert who studied psychology at Harvard University The fact that...
    Until March last year, most of us had never heard of Carole Baskin. And then came the coronavirus pandemic, and the first lockdown and we all had to stay at home to ‘squash the sombrero’ of Covid cases, just as Netflix began streaming Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness. The compelling true-crime documentary series, with a cast of bizarre real-life personalities and sinister plot twists became a cultural phenomenon that had viewers on both sides of the Atlantic in its thrall. The hero or villain, depending on your point of view, was the undeniably engaging Joe Exotic — the gay, blond-mulleted, tattooed and pierced, many-times married, occasional meth-snorting owner of an exotic animal park in Oklahoma. Carole, the heroine or villainess depending on your point of view, was his nemesis. The self-styled conservationist and ‘big cat’ activist had been campaigning for years to stop the breeding of tigers and lions in captivity. Joe Exotic, whose full name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, was arrested in 2018 and is serving 22 years in prison for animal abuse and murder-for-hire plot against...
    A teen figure skater needed a heart transplant after it was discovered she had a genetic condition that was turning her heart muscle into fatty tissue. Joelle Hammann, 15, from Lewiston, Minnesota, had just sung in her church choir in April 2017 when she suddenly fainted. The episode set off weeks of scans and tests in which the then-13-year-old was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, or ARVC. Despite being watched carefully for two years, and even having a defibrillator inserted, Joelle's heart gradually began to fail, making it difficult to skate for even just a minute and a half. In July 2019, she was admitted to the one of the Mayo Clinic's hospitals where, after nearly 50 days, a donor heart was finally found for her. Joelle is now figure skating again - even competitively - and told DailyMail.com that her medical journey has taught her not to take any day for granted.  SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO   Figure skater Joelle Hammann, 15, from Lewiston, Minnesota, need a heart transplant after learning she had a rare genetic disorder. Pictured:...
    Even people who only light up as little as once a day — and think of themselves as casual smokers — can be addicted to nicotine and in need of treatment, a study said. US experts studied more than 6,700 smokers who had been assessed for addiction — finding that two-thirds of those who smoked 1-4 cigarettes a day were addicted. However, the team did note that the frequency of more severe addictions appeared to increase with the number of cigarettes smoked daily. The findings, they concluded, stress the importance of properly evaluating the risk of addiction in all smokers — including those with more of a casual habit.  Even those people who only light up once a day — and consider themselves merely casual smokers — can be addicted to nicotine and in need of treatment, a study said 'In the past, some considered that only patients who smoke around 10 cigarettes per day or more were addicted, and I still hear that sometimes,' said paper author and public health researcher Jonathan Foulds of Penn State University. 'But this...
    A BRIDE-to-be died of coronavirus just days after what would have been her wedding day - which she spent alone in isolation. Stephanie Lynn Smith had been set to marry her fiancé, Jamie Bassett, on November 13 in Lubbock, Texas, according to NBC News. 4Stephanie Lynn Smith is pictured with her fiancé, Jamie Bassett, months before her death 4Stephanie Lynn Smith passed away on November 18Credit: Krestridge Funeral Home The 29-year-old bride passed away on November 18 from Covid. In the week leading up to her tragic death, Smith was diagnosed with coronavirus and pneumonia. As Smith was in the hospital, her 31-year-old fiancé wrote to Facebook: "Today was supposed to be my wedding day. "Instead, Stephanie is in the hospital getting her oxygen levels up and I haven't seen her in two days. "This really sucks and I just want everything to not be this way." Smith first starting feeling sick 10 days before the wedding and her sense of taste was altered on November 7, but not lost, Bassett told the news outlet. He also recounted Smith thinking...
    WELCOME to Ask Chloe, the no-holds-barred advice column. Every other week Chloe Madeley answers sex and relationship questions from Fabulous readers, offering unflinching advice on how to deal with everything from lacklustre sex to finding the perfect partner. 4If you have a dating dilemma for Chloe, send your queries overCredit: Mark Hayman This week she discusses whether a bored wife’s solution lies with her wonder woman, and has top tips for a frustrated fella. Q. MY partner is totally off sex. This has become such a huge problem. I’m a pretty active guy, but she’s happy to just sit on the sofa all day long. She won’t cook or clean and sex is basically a distant memory. About a year ago she made so much effort, dressing up in sexy outfits, using toys with me – anything to spice it up. She doesn’t do any of that any more. We only have sex when I go on about it, and it’s starting to feel like I have to pester her just to be intimate. She’s just not bothered...
    Some antibodies made to fight off the common cold also neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes Covid-19, new research shows.  A study of more than 300 people who never had Covid-19 found that around five per cent of adults have these versatile antibodies.  However, in a group of under-16s, this percentage shoots up to 44 per cent.  Scientists are currently unable to explain why the presence of these cross-virus antibodies differs in adults and children.   Scroll down for video  A study of more than 300 people who never had Covid-19 found that around five per cent of adults have these versatile antibodies. However, in a group of under-16s, this percentage shoots up to 44 per cent (stock) The research, from UCL and the Francis Crick Institute, studied antibodies circulating in blood samples taken before the coronavirus pandemic started, dating back to 2011.  Professor Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London who was not involved in the study, says the method used by the researchers is based on flow cytometry and can detect antibody types not seen in other studies. The researchers...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden tells supporters in Delaware ‘we just have to be patient’ in waiting for election results. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BRITS heading for a holiday in the Canary Islands will have another fortnight to visit without the need for a negative coronavirus test - but new rules could enforce this in the next few weeks. The Canary government yesterday approved full details of the new decree and the proposed law now needs to be confirmed by the Canary parliament. 3Brits are likely to need negative coronavirus tests for the Canaries soonCredit: EPA After that, it has to be formally publicised in the Official Gazette and from the following day, it would take ten "business" days to come into force. This could mean the new restrictions are introduced next month, when Brits are heading abroad for some winter sun, with the Canaries being the only part of Spain families can visit quarantine-free. Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla said she didn't know when this would happen and would not speculate on a date but hoped it would be "as soon as possible". Until then, any Brits visiting the Canaries don't have to prove they are coronavirus free. Before departure, however,...
    The United States this week surpassed 6 million cases of COVID-19, the most in the world. Even when measuring relative to population, America’s standing is dismal and depressing. We’re currently ranked 10th in the world with 18,675 cases per million people, and growing by 30-50,000 new cases every day. As I begin to write this essay, midday on Monday, we’ve already racked up 14,151 cases for the day so far. Just for the sake of contrast, Italy is ranked 60th in cases per million residents. France is ranked 63rd. Germany is 83rd. Iraq is ranked 49th. Canada is 76th. Again, the U.S. is ranked 10th. There are “shithole countries,” as Trump called them, who are faring better than we are. In case the Red Hat trolls jump into the comments to rubber-stamp Donald Trump’s nonsense about how we have the most cases because we do the most testing, the U.S. is ranked 18th in testing per million residents, far from the most in the world (per million), yet we’re 10th in cases, and 11th in deaths. Denmark, on the other hand, is 13th in testing,...
    Telling your partner what you want in bed is more important than the amount of sex you have when it comes to relationship satisfaction, a new study shows.  Researchers surveyed 126 young, early stage couples about their sex life, including how often they had sex, and their levels of both sexual satisfaction and general satisfaction with their relationship.   Both 'sexual frequency' – having sex often – and 'sexual communication' – saying what they want in the bedroom – was an indicator of sexual satisfaction. However, only sexual communication was found to be a predictor of being satisfied more widely with the relationship.  The benefits of clear and honest communication about sexual needs and fantasies has much wider benefits beyond the bedroom, the study suggests.  A sample of 126 young couples filled out questionnaires about sexual frequency, sexual communication, and sexual and relationship satisfaction RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Heaven scent? New research reveals how armpit aroma can be... Romance is in your GENES: Specific mutation makes people... Scientist who denied the existence of bisexual men...
    Bob Cesca September 1, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) The United States this week surpassed 6 million cases of COVID-19, the most in the world. Even when measuring relative to population, America's standing is dismal and depressing. We're currently ranked 10th in the world with 18,675 cases per million people, and growing by 30-50,000 new cases every day. As I begin to write this essay, midday on Monday, we've already racked up 14,151 cases for the day so far.  Just for the sake of contrast, Italy is ranked 60th in cases per million residents. France is ranked 63rd. Germany is 83rd. Iraq is ranked 49th. Canada is 76th. Again, the U.S. is ranked 10th. There are "shithole countries," as Trump called them, who are faring better than we are. : In case the Red Hat trolls jump into the comments to rubber-stamp Donald Trump's nonsense about how we have the most cases because we do the most testing, the U.S. is ranked 18th in testing per million residents, far from the most in the world (per million), yet we're 10th in cases, and 11th...
    The Kenosha County sheriff said in 2018 that a group of black theft suspects ‘need to disappear’ and should be ‘warehoused’ so they wouldn’t have children as he faces calls for his resignation over his handling of the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Sheriff David Beth apologized in late January 2018 for comments that he made at a news briefing after his deputies arrested four adults and a minor - all of whom are black. The five were taken into custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase. Deputies were in pursuit of the suspects who allegedly stole some $4,800 worth of clothing from a Tommy Hilfiger store in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. In 2018, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth gave a news conference after the arrest of five black theft suspects. Saying he was tired of being ‘politically incorrect,’ Beth added: ‘I have no issue with these five people completely disappearing. At (this) point, these people are no longer an asset to our community, and they just need to disappear.’ He later apologized On...
    IF money were no object, we would have our Yankee Candles burning all day, everyday. But as they can cost a small fortune, we always try our best to pace ourselves. Well if you also have an unhealthy obsession with the brand's sugary sweet scents, then we have some VERY good news. 2Clintons is selling small Yankee Candles for 1p when shoppers buy a big jar for £16Credit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group/Facebook That's right, Clintons has currently reduced the price of some of their Yankee Candle scents to just 1p - and you'd better be quick if you want to bag this bargain. Posting on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, one savvy shopper shared a photo of the epic savings in her local store in Wolverhampton. "This bargain is in Clintons," she gushed. "If you buy a big Yankee Candle you will get one for 1p." What's more, the small jar candles normally set you back £8.99 on the Yankee Candles website and have a burn time of up to 30 hours. 2The small...
    Coronavirus updates: NYC numbers drop despite reopening; baseballs testing struggles; New drug enters late-stage trials Never Dine at a Restaurant If It Doesnt Have This One Thing MLBs coronavirus testing failure proves just how tough it will be to have a baseball season A thousand things have to go right for there to be a 60-game Major League Baseball season in 2020 — and not even a week into training camp, we’re learning just how difficult this is going to be to pull off. Players are opting out of the season and others are away from their teams after testing positive for coronavirus, but those were expected and aren’t the new problem that has reared its head.   On Sunday night and into Monday, it was revealed that numerous teams administered COVID-19 tests last week and hadn’t gotten the results. Now we’re getting a preview of what happens when even a few things don’t go according to the league’s 100-page plan. Even the most well-intentioned coronavirus plan doesn’t hold up when one domino is out of place. The most egregious...
    The Washington Post's opinion editor Karen Attiah has shared images of texts and emails she has received since she was accused of inciting violence after posting an inflammatory tweet on Sunday The Washington Post opinion editor who said white woman are lucky black people aren't looking for revenge has shared images of the threats she says she is receiving from white men.  Karen Attiah posted a tweet Wednesday morning showing an apparent text from an unknown number telling her to 'be careful with hate' and that 'revenge only begets revenge'.  It warns Attiah that her comments would 'wake white men who will protect their women'.  Another email she shared referred to Attiah as a 'monkey' and an 'ape', telling her she was angry 'because white women are beautiful'.  It comes after the editor was accused of inciting violence for tweeting that white women are 'lucky' black people are 'just calling them Karens and not calling for revenge'.  'I explicitly said Black people *ARE NOT* calling for this [revenge],' she wrote, as she shared a screenshot of the message she...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another Phillies player and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team’s spring training facility in Clearwater. Additionally, a second player tested positive outside of the facility. So that makes seven players and five staffers who have tested positive. Meanwhile, it looks like we will have a baseball season. On Monday, the MLB Players Association rejected the owner’s final offer to play this year. Report: Two More Phillies Players And Two Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19 However, Phillies fans will likely still see baseball from afar.  The owners and commissioner Rob Manfred appear prepared to get the season underway which, according to the collective bargaining agreement, they can implement.   Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki discussed what this means for baseball in Philadelphia. “I think if everything goes as planned, as scheduled, the Phillies will have spring training for a few weeks at Citizens Bank Park, maybe even workouts at FDR Park across the street just for social distancing purposes,” he said. Here are some of the details we know. The league would like teams to report...
    A former classmate of the Hadid siblings is sharing a peek inside their high school yearbook. TikTok user Lila Savoia attended Malibu High School several years ago, and her time there overlapped with members of the model family. In a viral video she posted this week, Lila opened the pages of her yearbook to show off never-before-seen photos of Gigi, 25, Bella, 23, and Anwar, 20. How times have changed! A woman who went to high school with the Hadid siblings has opened up her old yearbook to show off childhood photos of Anwar, Gigi, and Bella  Growing up: Gigi, now 25 (right), is thought to have been in her senior year when this high school portrait (left) was taken at Malibu High School in California  Transformation: Bella, now 23 (right), looks very different to the young teen who posed for a high school portrait (left)  Fans of the Hadids have flocked to the video, which has already earned nearly two million views. Lila made the clip in response to a Twitter prompt by Ben...
    The story of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa’s home run race during the 1998 season is about to be rehashed in an upcoming ESPN documentary on Sunday. And while the memories of the dingers both players hit during the season have faded over time thanks to the steroids scandal that proceeded afterward, one former pitcher told ESPN he doesn’t “feel cheated.” SAMMY SOSA IS GENTLY PUSHING FOR CUBS FORGIVENESS Rick Reed was a pitcher on the New York Mets during the 1998 season. He faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs twice during that season. He was able to take care of business against Sosa but he allowed McGwire’s 13th and 51st home runs of his 70 home run season. “He was just big. I was like, 'My God, can we just get this at-bat over with?’” Reed told the outlet. “Every time he came up, my thinking was, 'Please, God, just don't let him hit the ball back up the middle. Let him hit it anywhere he wants to but not back up the middle.’ Mark...
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