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    "We are offering solutions. That's what the Biden Harris Administration has been doing since day one, including on the first day, putting forth a comprehensive immigration reform to deal with this issue," Jean-Pierre blurted out. "I don't know what question she's answering," Rubin commented after watching the video clip. "They just answer questions that have nothing to do with nothing. They say words to get to the period in the sentence, so the sentence is over, and they've done nothing but take you on a ride of B.S."Watch the video clip below to hear more from BlazeTV's Dave Rubin. Can't watch? Download the podcast here. Want more from Dave Rubin?To enjoy more honest conversations, free speech, and big ideas with Dave Rubin, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.
    Schools are turning to solar energy to help save money as budgets in school systems across the country are falling short. By investing in solar energy, school districts can increase teacher wages, purchase new supplies and equipment and help students. Source: NowThis Earth/YouTube According to new data by Generation180, one in 10 schools across the country were using solar energy at the beginning of this year. Generation180 is a nonprofit that promotes and tracks clean energy and notes this is twice as much as there was just 7 years ago. The savings in electric bills are helping schools send those funds into other places that it is desperately needed. According to the government, after salaries, energy is the biggest expense for public K-12 schools. This equals around $8 billion a year. Now, thanks to new federal funding and climate legislation, schools can focus on energy upgrades. The New York Times reported that if roughly all 130,000 K-12 schools were to fully transition to solar, there would be an annual reduction of  60 million metric tons in carbon emissions,...
    Queen Elizabeth's beloved pony and Corgis made an appearance outside Windsor Castle yesterday to pay their respects on the day of her funeral. But they weren't the only four-legged royal fans paying tribute.    Pooches from all over Britain also honoured Her Majesty as she was laid to rest in the state funeral.  Frank a Pomeranian, from Surrey, said farewell to the monarch by dressing as her favourite Paddington Bear. Pooches from all over Britain also decided to honour Her Majesty during her final farewell ahead of her Committal Service on Monday including Frank a Pomeranian, from Surrey, who said farewell to the monarch by dressing as her favourite Paddington Bear He looked adorable in a little red hat and a sweet blue jacket that resembled that of the famous bear. While a very upset Labrador, from Northumberland, howled his way through the full funeral service. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mourning outfits that spoke volumes about their wearers:... A grin for her niece: Meghan Markle flashes Princess... The most moving moments from the Queen's funeral, from...
    Pallbearers from the British Army who weeks ago were serving in Iraq have today been celebrated for their role in carrying the Queen's coffin - with admirers across Britain declaring: 'They have done our nation and Her Majesty proud.' Eight soldiers from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were tasked with carrying Her Majesty into Westminster Hall as she made her final journey from Buckingham Palace on Monday. Five of the team were flown back from Iraq after Her Majesty's death was announced on Thursday, September 8, to take their place in the historic spectacle, the Daily Telegraph claimed. And with the eyes of an estimated 4.1billion people from across the globe on them, the unnamed soldiers performed faultlessly, garnering the admiration of people across social media, including celebrities, who praised their professionalism. One tweet described the young soldiers as the 'top tier, crème de la crème' of pallbearers. While another person said: 'The eyes of the world on those pallbearers today, balls of absolute steel, our armed forces and everyone involved didn't put a foot wrong. They've done our nation and Her...
    Amazon is paring back its warehouse footprint across the country after it aggressively added more buildings to its network to meet a pandemic-driven surge in e-commerce demand.   The retail giant has closed or canceled 44 facilities and delayed the opening of 25 sites as of this week, according to MWPVL International, a supply chain and logistics consulting firm that closely tracks Amazon's distribution network.  This map shows where Amazon has shuttered locations, and where it's canceling or delaying the launch of new facilities. More delivery stations are being closed than any other type of facility. Amazon embarked on a building binge between 2020 and 2022 as it raced to keep up with a flurry of online orders as the Covid pandemic kept millions of people at home. The company's footprint nearly doubled from roughly 272 million square feet at the end of 2019 to more than 525 million square feet at the end of 2021.  By early 2022, e-commerce activity began to slow, as inflation-weary consumers reduced their spending online and also returned to shopping in stores. Amazon found itself...
    The Biden administration has launched a new website that shows how climate change is causing disasters across the country. The Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) website shows how five major climate disasters are affecting the US. The map is also supposed to help local policymakers to see how they can adapt in the coming decades. The map is divided into five key threats: extreme heat, drought, wildfire, inland flooding, and coastal flooding. On the map, users can interact and zoom in on the impact on areas and even enter an address to pull up data organized by census tract, county, or tribal land. The CMRA Assessment Tool provides information on past, present, and future climate conditions. It can and should be used to understand exposure in your area so that effective planning can be done to create more resilient infrastructure in communities. According to the website, 114,119,787 people are currently experiencing drought in the US. 36,850,190 people are experiencing inland flooding, while 4,578,228 people are experiencing coastal flooding. There are currently 305 wildfires across the country. The...
    SEAS of flowers framed Royal residences yesterday as thousands turned out to honour the Queen. Bouquets piled up at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Sandringham with well-wishers waiting patiently for hours to leave tributes. 5Seas of flowers framed Royal residences yesterday as thousands turned out to honour the QueenCredit: AFP 5Bouquets piled up at Sandringham with well-wishers waiting patiently for hours to leave tributesCredit: Reuters Teary-eyed King Charles III appeared overwhelmed by the scenes outside Buckingham Palace. He was met by tears from the crowd and joyful shouts of “God Save the King” in The Mall. He carefully picked out delighted children on shoulders. Dean Roberts, 55, of Dunstable, Beds, said son Billy, five, “was over the moon” after “Charles waved at him” as the youngster as he held a Union Jack. READ MORE ON THE QUEEN'S DEATHROYAL ROLE What happens now the Queen has died?ROYAL REST Silence falls as Queen carried into Holyrood in front of Anne, Andrew & Edward Billy added: “Wow, I can’t believe I’ve seen the King. “He definitely smiled at me. “He looks...
    (CNN)Voters looking to see their Senate candidates put to the test on a debate stage may only get one opportunity this fall, while others may be entirely out of luck. Debate participation -- or lack thereof -- has become its own political weapon on the campaign trail, wielded by Democrats and Republicans alike as they accuse their opponents of avoiding public scrutiny or demanding ludicrous conditions. The debate over debates has confounded some veteran political strategists who say most competitive Senate contests are likely to be won on the margins this cycle, making it all the more important to reach as many voters as possible -- both inside and beyond a candidate's base. While Republicans have numerous paths to retake the House in November, control of the Senate has proven a more difficult target amid candidate stumbles, cash shortfalls and intraparty bickering, even as the GOP needs to gain only one seat for a majority in the upper chamber."There seems to be a bipartisan trend of candidates who are either hesitant to debate or the 'anytime, anywhere' doesn't happen. Tough...
    Live from Music Row, Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Rafael Espinal, executive director for the Freelancers Union, who explained his background in politics and the union’s mission of helping independent workers across the country. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line right now by Rafael Espinal. He’s the executive director of a group called the Freelancers Union. Good morning, Rafael. Thanks for joining us today. Espinal: Thanks for having me. It’s a pleasure. Leahy: So, the Freelancers Union. Who are you, what are you about, and what are your major objectives? Espinal: Yes, so we are a national organization, not a traditional labor union, but it’s an organization that works to bring freelance workers together. So anyone who considers themselves to be a self-employed or independent worker can come to our organization and seek advice, help, and support on how to start and run your own freelance business. So we focus a lot on building that community,...
    (CNN)Sixty high schools across the United States have started offering Advanced Placement courses on African American studies amid the nationwide upheaval over race-based curriculum.The College Board, a non-profit organization, announced a pilot program in February and courses began this month with the start of the school year. The curriculum will be an interdisciplinary look at the history of civil rights, as well as African American music, literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography, science -- and will explore the vital contributions and experiences of African Americans.The first of its kind, the pilot program will expand the following academic year to add additional schools. The course is expected to be available to all interested high schools in the 2024-25 school year, allowing time to secure valuable credit and placement policies at colleges and universities, according to the College Board.High school teachers involved in the African American Studies pilot gathered at Howard University this summer to review the course framework and prepare for the course launch, part of the comprehensive support that AP offers for educators, the College Board explained in...
    KFC has hired an investigator to track down a "fake food inspector" who demanded free food across South Africa. Media reports of the fake KFC food inspector first emerged in 2019, but these incidents were initially brushed aside as urban legend. 2KFC has launched a private investigation into sightings of fake food inspectorsCredit: Getty The famous chicken fast food franchise has now launched a private investigation to unmask an alleged phoney food inspector in a story that has gripped the nation. "Recurring social media coverage of the fake food inspector has led to further stories of other quality assurance impersonators," KFC said in a statement. "KFC has appointed Private Investigator Beckett Mathunzi, to establish the authenticity of the alleged reports and, if real, track down the identity of the fake KFC food inspector." The South African franchise is appealing to the public for help, and is encouraging anyone with relevant information about the investigation to use the 24-hour hotline 0872-40-67-24. READ MORE SOUTH AFRICAN NEWSWORST NIGHTMARE Shocking moment stranger snatches baby from trolley in supermarketDRY LIFE 145 litres of water a...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Aug 23 7:57pm EDT by THE CITY Each time Marissa Rodriguez hears about another child dying inside a hot car she cries and has the urge to reach out to their grieving parents. Rodriguez’s pain and empathy come from a unique, and tragic, perspective: Her twin 1-year-olds, Luna and Phoenix, died trapped in a Honda sedan parked by her husband, Juan Rodriguez, in Fordham, The Bronx, on a late July day in 2019.  The couple lives in Rockland County.
    (CNN)When Russia launched a dawn assault on Ukraine on February 24 — attacking the nation from the north, south and east and surging troops towards the capital Kyiv — it stunned the Western world and threw Ukraine's nearly 44 million inhabitants into a panic.The ensuing six months of war between Europe's two largest nations have wrought death on a mass scale and forced millions from their homes. The battlefield has dramatically shifted across the country, but wherever the conflict has traveled, it has left ruinous devastation in its wake.Half a year into the war, the magnitude of the conflict can be measured not only in weaponry and territory but in its ever-spiraling human cost. Civilians, in their thousands, have become victims of the fighting, while those who escaped have fled across Europe in an effort to rebuild their lives.Once a prosperous and young European country, parts of Ukraine now lie in ruins. These figures demonstrate the scale of Europe's worst conflict since World War II.
    The final primary election day of August is seeing voters head to the polls in New York, Florida and Oklahoma on Tuesday. The election cycle has so far largely been watched as a test of Donald Trump's enduring influence on the GOP. But this Tuesday evening, all eyes will be on key races in New York and Florida that will have potentially seismic effects on the Democratic Party. The Empire State is losing one seat in the House of Representatives next year thanks to newly-redrawn district lines based on the latest census. One special election to fill an empty seat in the House, taking place several hours north of New York City, is being watched as a potential bellwether for the November midterms.  At least one member of the Big Apple's Congressional delegation is likely seeing their political career end tonight. And in Florida, Democrats are choosing how progressive of a candidate they'll want to put up against the state's popular Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, later this year. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is under a federal investigation into sex trafficking...
    Protesters dressed as IRS agents were deployed across the country at Democratic lawmakers' offices to bring attention to the Inflation Reduction Act giving $80 million to hire more agents for audits.  Images outside offices shared by Republican National Committee field offices show protesters dressed in black suits and sunglasses holding signs with phrases like 'Thanks for hiring me' and 'Income Removal Service,' as an alternative acronym for IRS. Some of the other signs, specifically in border states like Texas, plead for 'more Border Agents' and 'less IRS enforcers'. The initiative from the RNC comes after every single Democrat in Congress voted for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which, Republicans claim, will raise taxes on average Americans. A coordinated demonstration led by the Republican National Committee saw protesters descend on Democrat lawmaker and candidate's offices and events dressed as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents in black suits and sunglasses 'The Republican Party will hold Joe Biden and Democrats accountable for making life harder for Americans amid high costs, historic inflation, and a recession,' RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told DailyMail.com in...
    \u201c8/17 CBP officers #Nogales POE seized over 15,000 fentanyl pills strapped to a person\u2019s legs. Second consecutive day colored fentanyl pills with the appearance of candy seized .This could be the start of a trend with Transnational Criminal Organizations targeting younger users.\u201d — Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@Port Director Michael W. Humphries) 1660834331 One day prior, Nogales border patrol agents seized 250,000 fentanyl pills, 11 pounds of heroin, and 10 pounds of methamphetamine. Authorities reported that some of those fentanyl pills also resembled candy. For Humphries and Nogales border patrol agents, fentanyl seizures have become a regular occurrence. On August 9, they discovered another 70,000 pills. Additionally, authorities reported that over a seven-day period at the end of July, they seized approximately 1.1 million fentanyl pills. \u201c******OVER 1.1 MILLION FENTANYL PILLS SEIZED IN THE LAST 7 DAYS AT THE NOGALES POE******\u201d — Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@Port Director Michael W. Humphries) 1659804982 During a drug bust in Oregon this week, law enforcement seized 800 "rainbow fentanyl" pills, four grams of powdered fentanyl, meth, and heroin....
    BEIRUT (AP) — Discrimination and violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon has soared in recent weeks as the country grapples with high food prices and shortages, the U.N. refugee agency told the Associated Press on Friday. “We have seen tensions between Lebanese and Syrians at bakeries across the country,” United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spokesperson Paula Barrachina told the AP. “In some cases even involving shooting and using sticks against refugees.” The U.N.’s World Food Program says Lebanon is facing a food security crisis, with about half the population food insecure. People are also grappling with high food inflation and a currency that’s tanked over the past three years. Barranchina said some parts of Lebanon have issued curfews for refugees or asked bakeries to prioritize Lebanese citizens. According to a notice obtained by the AP, bakeries in Baalbek were ordered to prioritize Lebanese citizens for subsidized Arabic flatbread. One Syrian refugee told the AP earlier this month that he was forced to wait several hours at a bakery as they prioritized giving bread bundles to Lebanese first....
    Pastry making is one of the oldest and most popular arts in the country of France, and a new wave of vegan chefs is continuing the tradition minus the animal products. Although pastries traditionally were centered around eggs, butter, and cream, the new generation of pastry chefs is reinventing the classics. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAND&MONKEYS (@land_and_monkeys) A pâtisserie owner named Rodolphe Landemaine makes delicious pastries from apple tarts to almond-chocolate croissants to traditional lemon meringue tarts and cream pavlovas. And it’s all vegan! “When I then became a vegan myself, people thought I was joining a sect, really in France, they looked at me and said: the boss is weird, he’s gone crazy,” Landemaine told The Guardian. Landemaine decided that more people in France would go vegan if there was more to offer. He thought, “Don’t bin the classics, keep them, but simply bring French pâtisserie into the 21st century.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAND&MONKEYS (@land_and_monkeys) That’s when he launched his vegan...
    by Tom Gantert, Elyse Apel and Brett Rowland   Cities across the country have reported a significant drop in police arrests in a trend that started as far back as 2014. Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are just some of the cities that have reported significant drops in police enforcement without an accompanying drop in serious crime. The police enforcement trend also included a significant drop in parking and traffic violations. In San Antonio, arrests dropped from a peak of 188,212 in 2015 to 25,036 in 2021. In budget documents, the city of San Antonio explains its reductions in arrests in 2020 and 2021 were due to the pandemic. But in 2019 – before the pandemic – arrests dropped in San Antonio to 54,173 – a 48% drop from the previous year. Parking violations dropped from 78,612 in 2012 to 40,806 in 2021 and traffic violations dropped from 266,157 in 2012 to 66,381 in 2012. The reduction in those statistics also began before the pandemic. Police and city officials from San Antonio, St. Louis, Atlanta and Philadelphia didn’t...
    (The Center Square) – Cities across the country have reported a significant drop in police arrests in a trend that started as far back as 2014. Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are just some of the cities that have reported significant drops in police enforcement without an accompanying drop in serious crime. The police enforcement trend also included a significant drop in parking and traffic violations. In San Antonio, arrests dropped from a peak of 188,212 in 2015 to 25,036 in 2021. In budget documents, the city of San Antonio explains its reductions in arrests in 2020 and 2021 were due to the pandemic. But in 2019 – before the pandemic – arrests dropped in San Antonio to 54,173 – a 48% drop from the previous year. Parking violations dropped from 78,612 in 2012 to 40,806 in 2021 and traffic violations dropped from 266,157 in 2012 to 66,381 in 2012. The reduction in those statistics also began before the pandemic. Police and city officials from San Antonio, St. Louis,...
    Madera, CA -- Disney is bringing magic to children's hospitals!Movies, murals and interactive displays are being added to enhance patient experiences to make difficult stays a little bit easier.Many kids are facing life changing hospital stays. Committed to reimagining the hospital experience, Disney teamed up with Starlight Children's Foundation to expand the Disney Movie Moments program to nearly 100 children's hospitals across the country. To celebrate, Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, CA held a special screening of Disney and Pixar's latest film, "Lightyear", for patients. Kids also had the chance to draw with Pixar artists and walked away with goodie bags full of Lightyear gear.Valley Children's also unveiled new Disney magic to help kids during their stay. Interactive displays and "windows" keep kids busy in the waiting rooms as they interact with their favorite Disney, Star Wars and Pixar characters. In addition, murals were added to the ceilings of exam rooms to help kids when anxious during medical exams.This all comes from Disney's 2018 commitment of $100 million to help children's hospitals reimagine the patient experience.Disney is the parent company...
    Since the start of the pandemic, homicide rates in the U.S. have jumped at alarming rates. In nearly every major city, the number of homicides after the start of 2020 are far higher than they were in previous years, reversing decades of lower homicide rates that began in the early 2000s.  
    The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to slow the spread of monkeypox by distributing tens of thousands of vaccine doses, after facing criticism over its early response to a US outbreak primarily affecting gay men.  The plan, announced on Tuesday, involves rapidly expanding access to doses of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine - which has so far been limited - to prevent monkeypox in areas with the highest transmission and need.  The announcement came just hours after advocates sent a letter to the White House slamming the administration's monkeypox response, saying that 1 million doses of the Jynneos vaccine already owned by the US are stuck in limbo in Denmark awaiting a facility inspection.  Although the vaccine itself has been approved for use by US regulators, the doses in Denmark were produced on a manufacturing line that is still awaiting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, officials said earlier this month.   The letter from PrEP4ALL and Partners for Health said in part: 'We must not allow the same failures of vaccine production and distribution that hampered the global COVID-19 response...
    \u201cPro-abortion Protesters arrested in New York City after blocking the roadway at an intersection on 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City following the Supreme Court\u2019s abortion ruling to overturn #RoeVWade\n\nVideo by Karla Cote (FNTV https://t.co/MKhP0Go9IL)\u201d — Oliya Scootercaster (@Oliya Scootercaster) 1656129962 \u201c"Fuck Fox" and "Fuck Capitalism" - aftermath as pro-abortion protesters stormed Fox News in NYC\n\nVideo by Ken Lopez (FNTV https://t.co/MKhP0Go9IL)\u201d — Oliya Scootercaster (@Oliya Scootercaster) 1656125205 Los AngelesPro-abortion protesters shut down the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angles. El American field journalist Anthony Cabassa captured the moment a vehicle drove through the blockade, and a man slams the car with a pole. Pro-abortion activists clashed with LAPD officers. Fireworks were launched at police officers, and a man attempted to burn cops with a homemade flamethrower, Post Millennial editor Andy Ngo reported. \u201cBreaking: Protesters have shut down the 110 Freeway North in Downtown Los Angeles. \u201d — PM Breaking News (@PM Breaking News) 1656123955 \u201cBREAKING: PROTESTORS OVERTAKE FREEWAY, assault vehicles refusing to stop. THOUSANDS are now marching on the 110 Freeway North.\u201d — Anthony...
    The horrific news of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade has resulted in protests across the country. While many expected this to happen after the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion, the news is still shocking. America has gone in the opposite direction of progress by ending the federal constitutional right to an abortion.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research group at least 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban or limit abortion due to this decision, while 16 states have laws that protect the right to abortion. According to The Washington Post, since most were expecting the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to come next week, they were caught off guard.  However, within minutes of the SCOTUS decision, protests began in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators on both sides of the issue are present—some folks gathered to celebrate the decision. Daily Kos is compiling videos and footage of protests across the country. Additionally, this link here will direct you to where you...
    Robin Rayne/Zuma Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.Former Vice President Mike Pence, who appears to be laying the groundwork for presidential run, called on Friday for “every state in the land” to enact an abortion ban. Pence, who has called certain abortions “infanticide,” celebrated the Supreme Court’s historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, tweeting, “Having been given this second chance for Life, we must not rest and must not relent until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.” Today, Life Won. By overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court of the United States has given the American people a new beginning for life and I commend the Justices in the majority for having the courage of their convictions. — Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) June 24, 2022 He did not directly call for a national abortion ban (yet). But Pence has made his position clear. A “born-again evangelical Catholic,” he has gone to dubious crisis pregnancy...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in Spain on Sunday struggled to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heat wave unusual for this time of the year. The worst damage has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said. The blaze that started in Zamora’s Sierra de la Culebra has forced the evacuation of at least 10 villages, although the drop in temperatures overnight has helped efforts somewhat. More than 500 firefighters are supported by water-dumping planes and helicopters in the sparsely populated area. Authorities have been on alert for an outbreak of intense wildfires, with Spain sweltering under record temperatures at many points in the country for June. Experts link the abnormally hot period for Europe to climate change. Thermometers have risen above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in many Spanish cities throughout the week — temperatures usually expected in August. A lack of rainfall this year combined with gusting winds have produced the conditions for the fires. The spreading...
    She's right. Welcome back to another Friday! Remember how all of those children and all of those Black folks were murdered with legal high-powered weapons over the past couple of weeks? Remember how the Republican Party jumped past thoughts and prayers and into saying everything is political and something about how we didn’t ban planes after 9/11? Those Senate Republicans are now scuttling the compromised gun safety bill that they agreed to. Yes. It didn’t even take months for them to drop the charade that they care one iota about American children or doing anything to stem the public health crisis of gun violence almost exclusively experienced by Americans. Not to be one-upped by his political party, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it even clearer how anti-science and anti-children’s health he was this week. He declared that young children and parents will have fewer resources available to them to make decisions about their health. The Jan. 6 committee has continued its work to expose the conspiracy to overthrow our government by tossing out millions of Americans’ votes. Will the Department of...
    NEW YORK -- With Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR Tour underway, thousands of fans across the country lined up for hours to see the Grammy-Award winner perform live in cities like Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. In March 2022, the singer premiered her Disney+ film, OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving HOME 2 U (A SOUR film), which takes fans on a road trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. The film provides access to never-before-seen footage and new live arrangements of songs from her debut album, SOUR.ABC Localish visited fans in anticipation of her sold-out shows. "We are seeing an icon in the making," said one excited fan outside the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. "I can't name another debut artist that has three Grammys and just her influence in our youth," he added. In Philadelphia, fans weathered the rain and wind as they lined up for Olivia Rodrigo's concert outside the Metropolitan Opera House. "Philly fans of Olivia Rodrigo are the best," said one joyful fan who had been standing out in the rain overnight just to see the...
    (CNN)Republican voters this week picked Nevada businessman Jim Marchant as their nominee for secretary of state, bringing yet another 2020 election denier closer to overseeing elections in 2024 in a presidential battleground state.Last month, Pennsylvania Republicans chose as their gubernatorial nominee a staunch defender of former President Donald Trump and his election falsehoods.And in New Mexico this week, a GOP-led county commission refused to certify the results of the June 7 primary election in the county, citing concerns about election fraud. The move has prompted legal action from Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who this fall will face a Republican rival who has called the 2020 election that Trump lost a "coup" and has argued that vote-tallying machines manipulate election results.As a House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol seeks to shed light on the falsehoods that swirled around the last presidential contest, a growing number of midterm results underscore how much deep suspicion of the 2020 election has taken root among Republican primary voters and some of the officials they already have...
    THE View fans have been left furious after the talk show was abruptly interrupted and canceled across the country on Monday. Many have shared how excited they were to start their week with a new episode of the talk show, only to discover it wasn’t on as planned. 1Credit: ABC Earlier on Monday, The View had teased on its social media pages that it had a fun show planned for everyone. They tweeted: “COMING UP: @davidduchovny joins us LIVE to talk about his new novella, #TheReservoir!” Fans were looking forward to seeing the beloved The X-Files actor on the program, but when they went to tune in, the show was interrupted. In many areas, people reported that Monday’s broadcast was canceled and replaced by the second Jan. 6 Hearings that started at 10am. One annoyed fan tweeted: “I forgot about the #January6thHearings and thought I was about to watch #TheView.” Another said: “They are doing all of this and messing up my morning talk shows!” More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online....
    People participate in the second March for Our Lives rally on June 11 in Washington. Gemunu Amarasinghe)Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.Thousands of people joined hundreds of protests across the country on Saturday to demand that lawmakers take action against the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. After a series of mass shootings, including in Uvalde, Texas, and in Buffalo, New York, demonstrators staged more than 450 protests nationwide. The largest, in Washington, DC, was organized by March for Our Lives, the group founded by student survivors of the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. President Biden expressed his support for their cause. “I join them by repeating my call to Congress: do something,” he tweeted. The second March for Our Lives on the National Mall, standing against gun violence four years since the original, with thousands in attendance under the Washington Monument. David Hogg speaking: "All Americans have a right to not be shot, a right to...
    Organizers of Pride parades across the United States are prohibiting uniformed police officers from actively participating in events as the relationship between law enforcement officers and the LGBT community continues to deteriorate. The Pride parade had welcomed police officers for years, but following nationwide protests stemming from the 2020 death of George Floyd, as well as other instances of police brutality, some organizers have argued that a law enforcement presence would be a trigger for the LGBT community, as well as people of color who have experienced inequality and violence at the hands of police for decades. Some organizers have also cited the 1969 Stonewall Riots, an incident in which police raided a gay club in New York City and patrons fought back, as another reason to keep the police out. The incident is believed to have sparked the modern gay rights movement.  SAN FRANCISCO'S PROPOSAL TO END TRANSGENDER HOMELESSNESS Last year, New York Pride organizers barred gay and lesbian police officers from marching until 2025. The move was met with condemnation from public officials who accused the...
    The pressure is on President Joe Biden as the baby formula shortage is getting worse around the United States, particularly in the South and among the poor. Minorities and lower-income families have been hit hardest by the crisis, which was sparked when Abbott Nutrition had to close its Michigan plant over safety concerns, resulting in bare grocery shelves, an uptick in prices and frantic parents. New data shows that nationally 23% of powdered baby formula was out of stock in the week ended May 22, compared with 21% during the previous week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing figures from the market-research firm IRI.  Before the recall of the Abbott formula, 11% of powdered baby formula was out of stock because of covid pandemic-related supply-chain shortages and inflation. Before the pandemic, the normal out-of-stock range for powdered formula was 5% to 7%, according to IRI. Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Montana and Tennessee are among the states experiencing the worst of the shortage. Additonally, families that rely on funds from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, have...
    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre heartily criticized Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt for signing the nation's "most extreme" abortion ban into law. Jean-Pierre said during Thursday's briefing that the legislation would "undo a woman's fundamental right to make her own reproductive choices." A draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was released earlier this month. OKLAHOMA ENACTS NATION'S STRICTEST ABORTION BAN "Not only does this law ban abortion from the moment of fertilization, but it also adopts Texas's plan to allow private citizens to sue their neighbors for providing reproductive healthcare and helping women to exercise their constitutional rights," she continued, saying that the "law is the latest in a growing effort by ultra-MAGA officials across the country to roll back freedoms that should not be taken for granted." Jean-Pierre added that "Roe has been the law of the land for almost 50 years, and it is under serious threat." She suggested that Roe's expected reversal this summer by the Supreme Court will soon give way to attacks on other contraceptive rights. "The president believes that women have the...
    Freder/Getty Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.It was a koala massacre. Two years ago, Australia’s worst wildfire crisis left an unprecedented number of the country’s cherished wildlife charred or dead, among them tens of thousands of koalas. Images of our iconic marsupial with barbecued paws shocked the world. In large parts of Eastern Australia, koalas are now endangered. On Saturday, as the country went to the ballot box for a national election, I couldn’t shake those indelible images of destruction and what they foretold for a country increasingly swept up by extreme climate disasters. I wasn’t alone. ScoMo and his conservative colleagues remained unmoved, both in policy and tone, by a brutal series of extreme disasters. Australia resoundingly turfed out its conservative government on Saturday after the ruling coalition led by Scott Morrison sustained brutal losses across a wide swathe of districts. While votes were still being counted into the early hours of Sunday morning in Australia, it became clear that “ScoMo,” as he’s known, simply...
    Share this:NYCLU Senior Organizer, Drea Herrera pumps up the crowd as protesters arrive at Cadman Plaza Park. “”My name is Drea Herrera and I’m a Senior Organizer with the New York Civil Liberties Union. We are here to support every single person in New York State and across the country for abortion access. It’s important to show up and say ‘We’re not gonna stop until every single person has equal access to abortion across the state and across the country.’ We’ll be out in the streets, we’ll be fighting for legislation, you can check our Abortion Access Roadmap on the NYCLU.org to see our four priorities to make NY State a beacon for anyone who needs abortion access. “   DJ Sharad kept the gathering crowd energized with thumping beats.   Kendall Stirrup attended the March for Reproductive Freedom to support his Mmom, Lynn a single parent. He said, “Every woman has the right to choose” what to do with their body.  
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The school year is coming to an end for college students across the country. Millions faced high housing costs this past year and prices are only going to go higher, especially for those living off campus. College senior Jennifer Lopez learned a tough lesson about supply and demand. Dorms and apartments around UC Berkeley in northern California are hard to come by. She couldn’t afford the $3,700 dollar a month rent on a one bedroom, so she’s sharing it with three roommates. READ MORE: 3-Month-Old Killed, 5 Others Injured In Turnpike Accident“I definitely was not prepared to be this stressed about housing every year,” Lopez said. Rent prices in college towns across the country are skyrocketing. Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina, has seen rents jump 24% since 2020, according to Apartment List. Tempe, where Arizona State is located, is up 31%. And there’s been a 36% jump in Knoxville where students go to the University of Tennessee. “In many of these college towns, the universities or the markets where these universities are haven’t...
    The late Rep. Todd Akin, who proved to be an even weaker opponent for Claire McCaskill than even she dreamed. Pennsylvania Democrat Josh Shapiro made headlines earlier this month when he began airing ads to not-so-subtly boost one of his Republican rivals: state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a QAnon ally whom many Republicans fret would be a toxic nominee should he win Tuesday’s primary for governor. Shapiro, though, is by no means the only Democrat who's trying to pick his opponent by meddling across the aisle, a tactic that has a long history in American politics. In Illinois, for instance, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) has already spent $4 million on commercials to weaken Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin ahead of that state’s June 28 nomination contest. The group has gone a step further now by airing ads ostensibly attacking state Sen. Darren Bailey that are in fact designed to boost him with GOP voters. In California, meanwhile, Attorney General Rob Bonta is also trying to help his most Trumpian rival, attorney Eric Early, in the June 7 top-two primary. Early is going up against a field that includes a...
    (CNN)Parts of eastern India are preparing for torrential rain and strong winds as a tropical cyclone warning is in effect for the Andhra Pradesh coast -- as other portions of the country battle extreme heat. While the cyclone may bring some relief from the heat, it will be too far away to affect most of the country -- and could make the heat worse for some.Severe Cyclonic Storm Asani is in the Bay of Bengal, with winds of 100 to 110 kph (62 to 68 mph) and higher gusts, making it equivalent to a tropical storm. It should make landfall on India's eastern coast early Wednesday morning (Tuesday evening ET), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said. The NOAA-20 satellite circling Earth captured Tropical Cyclone Asani on Monday in the Bay of Bengal.As the storm moves on a northwest track, areas across eastern India's central coast will feel widespread wind and rain impacts.Asani is the second storm to impact India this season. The first storm, in March in southern India, was not named.Read MoreSlow-moving storm could bring catastrophic rain By Thursday,...
    On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” co-host and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that after the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, “Capitol Police are warning the far right is calling for violence against a religious group planning to rally for abortion rights.” Sciutto stated, “This morning, law enforcement officials are preparing for potential violence in the capital and nationwide after the leak of that Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade after 50 years. Capitol Police are warning the far right is calling for violence against a religious group planning to rally for abortion rights.” CNN Law Enforcement Correspondent Whitney Wild added that law enforcement sources “tell us that they are closely monitoring social media chatter that suggests that there’s a potential for violence against abortion clinic providers, abortion clinic staff, members of the judiciary — that would include the justices here — as well as members of the federal government. And what we know after January 6, and what law enforcement knows across the country, is that social media chatter...
    "Eventually we did see the transgender support plan, which was a six-page document that they completed with my daughter, that was 13 at the time, behind closed doors, where they asked her questions that would have absolutely impacted her safety, such as which restroom she preferred to use and which sex she preferred to room with on overnight field trips," Littlejohn said. Broyles added that she filed a lawsuit, arguing that Littlejohn's parental rights were violated, and soon discovered that her client's situation was similar to many others playing out around the country. "We filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts, [and] there are lawsuits in Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, California," the attorney said. "This is a national agenda, and parents need to recognize they have the right to direct the upbringing, education, care, medical decisions, mental health decisions of their child and they need to assert that right with their school." In their lawsuit against Leon County Schools officials last October, January and her husband, Jeffrey, claimed the defendants "violated their fundamental rights" as parents by "implementing a protocol which explicitly...