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    Vladimir Putin's mouthpiece warned against celebrating the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner too soon, saying that 'no agreement has been finalized.' During a Thursday press conference, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had jumped the gun in announcing a prisoner swap between Russian and the United States. 'We know that such issues are discussed without any such release of information,' he said in an apparent dig at Blinken's assertion that an agreement had almost been reached. 'Normally, the public learns about it when the agreements are already implemented.' Peskov was emphatic that 'no agreements have been finalized' and would not provide more information. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pumped the brakes on the prisoner exchange for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner WNBA star Brittney Griner arriving at a hearing in Moscow on July 27. In court she said she overlooked the United States' travel advisory and flew to Russia in February because she didn't want to let her team down On Wednesday, Blinken said that the U.S. had offered an exchange for Griner...
    The moon is know for temperatures that are too extreme to sustain life – up to a scorching 260°F during the day and down to an icy -280°F at night.  But a new study reveals that temperatures in some shady pits and caves on the moon hover around a 'comfortable' 63°F – suggesting they could be the perfect locations for lunar base camps. Experts studied data captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been continuously measuring the temperature of the lunar surface for over 11 years. Results suggest pits and caves would make safer, more thermally stable base camps for lunar exploration and long-term habitation than the rest of the moon's surface.  They could also offer human moon dwellers protection from cosmic rays, solar radiation and micrometeorites.  Scroll down for video  Prominent pits on the moon have visible overhangs that clearly lead to some sort of cave or void. Pictured is such a pit at an area of the moon, known as the Sea of Tranquillity or Mare Tranquillitatis, captured by NASA's robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter TEMPERATURES ON THE MOON  The moon's surface...
    While the idea of getting stung isn't exactly appealing, a new study may have you thinking twice before swatting away any pesky bees. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have revealed that bumblebees can feel pain. In the study, the team showed that bumblebees can modify their response to 'noxious' (painful) stimuli in a similar way to other animals that are known to feel pain. 'If insects can feel pain, humans have an ethical obligation not to cause them unnecessary suffering,' said Matilda Gibbons, first author of the study. 'But the UK's animal welfare laws don't protect insects - our study shows that perhaps they should.' While the idea of getting stung isn't exactly appealing, a new study may have you thinking twice before killing any pesky bees Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have revealed that bumblebees can feel pain Fruit flies feel 'chronic pain' like humansChronic pain is defined as pain that continues after an original injury has healed, University of Sydney researchers said. Like humans, fruit flies feel a particular kind of this called neuropathic...
    Ashley Lyle – the co-creator of "Yellowjackets" – was unable to bite her own tongue and blamed climate change and school shootings as reasons why people are interested in cannibalism. "As to what may be fueling the desire for cannibalism stories today, Ms. Lyle, the 'Yellowjackets' co-creator, said, 'I think that we’re obviously in a very strange moment.' She listed the pandemic, climate change, school shootings and years of political cacophony as possible factors." "I think we’re often drawn to the things that repulse us the most,” Lyle said. "Yellowjackets" co-creator Bart Nickerson claimed, "But I keep coming back to this idea of, what portion of our revulsion to these things is a fear of the ecstasy of them?” Twitter reactions to the cannibal article flew in faster than it took Hannibal Lecter to eat the liver of a census taker with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Writer Emmanuel Rincón: "The New York Times, the progressive media in general and the left, are promoters of all aberrant causes of humanity. Pedophilia, child indoctrination and now...
    Jill Biden gave her most blunt remarks yet on schools and the dangers students face when she took a swipe at Republicans for trying to divide parents and teachers over education and said she worries her classroom could be a victim of a mass shooting. Speaking to the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 125th Anniversary Convention on Friday, the first lady waded into the education debate, which Republicans have turned into a political issue heading into the midterm elections. And she talked about the safety issues all teachers face as the United States has faced 27 school shootings thus far this year, saying she fears her own classroom could become a target. Biden's speech was a combination of a call to action and a revelation of her own concerns after 38 years of being a teacher - a rare mixture of the politics and personal from the first lady. Jill Biden gave blunt remarks on the education debate and dangers schools face in a speech to the PTA
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Republican candidate for House Carl Paladino denies posting a bizarre rant that appeared on his Facebook page last week. It stated that mass shootings, such as the ones that recently occurred in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, were staged. Paladino is running in the GOP primary in New York’s 23rd congressional district. The post, which has since been deleted – apparently along with Paladino’s page – is dated June 1 and was purportedly written by “Jeff Briggs.” It was first flagged by Eric Hananoki of Media Matters. Speaking on the shootings in New York and Texas, the post in question stated, In almost every mass shooting including the most recent horrific Buffalo Tops Market & the Texas school shootings, there are strange occurrences that are never fully explained. How did an 18 yr old obtain $5000 in weapons and a $70k truck? Why were the officers told to stand down when their training just two months ago instructed them to rush in. The man who rushed in was a Border Patrol agent who defied...
    Following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24 — which claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers — Republicans scrambled to find ways to show that they were being proactive, but without promoting gun control and without saying or doing anything that might offend the National Rifle Association (NRA). House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is hoping to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker if Republicans retake the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms, tried to sound in-charge and on top of things during a May 26 appearance on Fox Business. But his recommendations — diverting COVID-19 funds and having fewer open doors at schoolhouses — are drawing both criticism and mockery on Twitter. McCarthy told Fox Business host Sean Duffy, “Well, it’s just tragic what happened down there. We learn something new every day about how can we improve…. If the school was on lockdown, could the doors have been locked where he couldn’t have gotten in?” The House minority leader and California Republican went on to...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has faced criticism for his apparent suggestion that schools limit their number of doors as a way to prevent future shootings. “Don’t have all of these unlocked back doors,” Cruz said during an appearance on Fox News this week. “Have one door into and out of the school and, at that one door, armed police officers at that door.” TED CRUZ WON'T CANCEL NRA CONVENTION APPEARANCE AFTER UVALDE SHOOTING The idea was met with ridicule from many on social media, some of whom, including Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, suggested the change would be ineffective. As someone who ran lockdown drills and worked on the school safety committee, a "one door" solution is an irresponsible and egregious recommendation far removed from reality. A shooter isn't going to stop and sign in at the front office.— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) May 26, 2022 Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, noted that limiting the entrances to a school could pose a fire hazard. Schumer knocks the idea of having only one entrance at schools,...
    Former President Trump reshared a post on Truth Social on Sunday that claimed the U.S. is heading toward civil war because of an 'enemy from within.'  A Truth Social user who goes by 'MAGA King Thanos' wrote 'Civil war' and quoted a Truth post from Fox Nation host Lara Logan that was a screen grab of a tweet from El Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele. Trump 'ReTruthed' the post.  Bukele had written on Twitter: 'The most powerful country in the world is falling so fast, that it makes you rethink what are the real reasons. Something so big and powerful can't be destroyed so quickly, unless the enemy comes from within.'  Bukele was quoting a Bloomberg op-ed headlined 'Inflation Stings Most If You Earn Less Than $300K. Here's How to Deal.'  Prices are now running 8.3 percent higher from one year ago as of April, and gas prices have been rising for two straight weeks and Monday reached a record high of $4.60 a gallon.  Bukele's hardline immigration stance has aligned him with Trump and led to tensions within the Biden...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is pushing a new conspiracy theory centered around the food and baby formula shortage currently plaguing the United States. During a recent appearance on the far-right broadcast, InfoWars, the Republican lawmaker echoed the bizarre claims of conspiracy theorists as she suggested that Democratic lawmakers are responsible for torching food facilities to create shortages. According to Rolling Stone, the latest theories appear to be based on the fires that actually do occur. \u201cHere we have these random, \u2018supposedly\u2019 accidental fires.\u201d\n\nOn InfoWars, Marjorie Taylor Greene said Democrats are \u201cruining farmers\u201d and implied they are deliberately burning down food processing plants which, you guessed it, is a QAnon conspiracy theory.pic.twitter.com/tQqoxbULzn — PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1652400135 Why are so many food processing plants and warehouses catching fire all of a sudden? And as I was sitting in the studio getting ready for the report... a plane crashed at a General Mills food facility in Georgia. I discussed the issue on Tucker Carlson Tonight.pic.twitter.com/QWJ3b6j65d — Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio) 1650597348...
    Republicans hit back at President Joe Biden on Thursday, a day after he fired a salvo in the education wars by saying parents gave up control of their children at the classroom door. Schools are at the center of one of the fiercest debates in national politics and Biden used a reception for teachers at the White House to say parents 'don't belong to them 'when they're in the classroom.  Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt led the backlash.  'God gave kids to parents - NOT the government,' he tweeted. Other conservatives expressed their anger in ever more graphic terms. 'No they’re not your children,' tweeted Sebastian Gorka, former Trump administration official and radio host, 'you senile communist clown.' Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt led the backlash to President Joe Biden's comments about children and classrooms. 'God gave kids to parents - NOT the government,' he tweeted. Conservatives reacted with fury about Biden's comments on children in schools Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said he had no right to talk about children and schools at all. 'Biden wants Americans to forget about the...
    President Joe Biden's sister Valerie Biden Owens tore into 'Trump people' for making fun of the president's sometimes halting delivery during speeches.  'From the time he was a little boy, he stuttered,' Owens told Elle in an interview published Tuesday. 'This kid, he couldn't string more than three words together at a time. So, I think when you see him pausing and the unpleasant people around this country, the right wing, Trump people say, "Oh, look at him. He doesn't know what he's talking about," it is remnants of when he was a kid and stuttered.'  She added, 'Humiliation has a long shelf life.'  Owens was asked by the women's magazine what was one thing she wished the public knew about her brother.  The president's boyhood stuttering problem is well documented, but Owens conceded that he's still criticized when he 'falters on a word.'  President Joe Biden's sister Valerie Biden Owens tore into 'Trump people' for making fun of the president's sometimes halting delivery during speeches President Joe Biden's boyhood stutter has been well documented, but his sister conceded he's still criticized...
    Wednesday’s edition of Special Report on Fox News aired a bizarre segment featuring newly declassified documents about UFOs. Using the report, the segment contained several questionable – if not fantastical – claims. Although “UFO” has become synonymous with “alien spacecraft,” the acronym means exactly what it stands for: unidentified flying object. U.S. government officials increasingly prefer the term “UAP,” or, unidentified aerial phenomenon. “I feel like we should have the X-Files music here, but they say the truth is out there and it might be terrifying,” Bret Baier said to kick off the segment. “A just-uncovered defense department summary of UFO-induced effects ranging from abduction and paralysis, to electrical shocks and even sexual encounters is shocking the world tonight.” Baier cut to a report by William La Jeunesse, who cited a 1,500-page Pentagon report containing documents previously classified. La Jeunesse stated that the report contains “accounts from witnesses and victims claiming radiation burns, brain damage, even paralysis after close encounters with UAPs.” La Jeunesse’s report contained an interview with a UFO enthusiast named Jeremy Corbell, who made some strange claims...
    In his correspondence, Pankratz said, “Most of our employee base ad potential employee base live paycheck to paycheck. Any increase in gas cuts into their disposable income. As inflation continues to climb and gas prices continue to go up, that means more hours employees will need to work to maintain their current level of living.” “We are no longer competing with the government when it comes to hiring,” he continued. “Stimulus money is no more, supplemental unemployment is no more. This benefits us as prices rise, people who [were] relying on unemployment money, simply will have less money to spend. It will force people back into the work force.” On Saturday, the New York Post reported that the statements Pankratz made were leaked to the manager of a Missouri-based Applebee’s franchise owned and operated by American Franchise Capital. Jake Holocomb, the manager in question, printed out copies of Pankratz’s emails for servers to find and gave everyone that came into the restaurant that same day free meals. He said, “I gave everyone in the restaurant their food for...
    The Hosts of the Breaking Points podcast Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti were less than thrilled with actress Amy Schumer’s idea to incorporate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into the Oscars. “This might be the worst idea in Oscars history,” Ball said. “You know this guy’s fighting a war right now?” Schumer will be one of several actresses hosting the Oscars this upcoming Sunday and recently said she had floated the idea of having Zelensky present one of the awards at the ceremony. “You’ve got the whole, you know, Zelensky thirst direction of liberals who, this is their new icon and they’ll hear nothing bad about him,” Ball said on Monday’s episode of the Breaking Points. “Then there’s the like out-of-touch, rich, White women celebrity angle of it. You know he’s fighting a war right now? What makes you think he has time or mind share to give to your little Hollywood party?” Host Enjeti added, “I actually would submit that the worst thing that could happen to the Ukrainian cause is to itself become allied with the Hollywood elite! That’s...
    Pictured from left to right are the ex-officers accused in the murder of George Floyd: Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao. A Minneapolis medical support coordinator who trained two of three former officers federally charged in George Floyd's death testified on Tuesday that what she saw of the officers’ actions was “inconsistent” with their training. In testimony the Associated Press covered, prosecutor Allan Slaughter asked Officer Nicole Mackenzie specifically about a portion of body camera video that showed Floyd repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe," while former cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes. Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng held Floyd down, and Tou Thao blocked bystanders from providing aid to the Black father. Mackenzie said in her second day of testimony that when Floyd repeatedly said he couldn't breathe, Kueng and Lane should have sat him up or rolled him on his side. She said Thao offered no aid from what she could see. Kueng, Thao, and Lane are accused of violating Floyd’s civil rights. Thao and Kueng pleaded not guilty to failing to intervene...
    Jen Psaki took questions from the press pool while traveling with President Joe Biden in New York on Thursday and at one point mockingly suggested a reporter thinks ISIS provides accurate information. On Wednesday, the U.S. military carried out a raid in Syria that killed ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, Biden announced in a statement. During the operation, at least 13 people were reportedly killed, including six children and four women. An unnamed U.S. official told ABC News that the civilian casualties occurred when the target of the raid detonated a bomb. That claim is being met with some skepticism, especially in light of what happened in August, when the Pentagon conducted a drone strike in Kabul. An unnamed official was quoted in multiple reports originally claiming the strike had killed “multiple suicide bombers.” However, that turned out to be false. Ten civilians were killed, including seven children. “I know the U.S. has put out its statement that, you know, they detonated the bomb themselves,” a reporter said to Psaki about the raid in Syria. “But will the U.S....
    Both CNN and the New York Times highlighted 11 potential 2024 candidates - but not Joe Biden Two of the largest media organizations in the United States appear to be setting up for a post-Joe Biden White House election cycle in 2024.  The 79-year-old president is mentioned less and less frequently in discussions about the next Democratic primary, as evidenced by a CNN piece published Wednesday taking a first glance at the next crop of presidential candidates looking at 'who might take his place.'  They include his own Vice President Kamala Harris, who is grappling with her own low approval ratings; Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg; and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is taking another shot at leading the Peach State in 2022.  And with less than a year of his presidency down, Biden has also gone from being endorsed by the New York Times - one of the largest and oldest news outlets in the country - to that same organization publishing a searing opinion piece titled 'Biden Should Not Run Again — and He Should Say He Won’t.' ...
    Federal law enforcement agencies are working with local officials to crack down on a wave of smash-and-grab raids, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Friday, a day after she said the pandemic was behind the surge in crime. Big U.S. cities are being plagued by gangs of thieves storming through luxury stores and making of with thousands of dollars in merchandise at a time.  San Francisco and Los Angeles have been particularly badly affected.   Psaki was asked about the issue on Thursday and said the pandemic was a 'root cause' of the problem. A day later she brought up the subject withou#t being asked during her daily briefing. 'The Justice Department, the FBI and federal law enforcement has been in touch, in contact with jurisdictions where we have seen this high level of retail theft,' she said.  She said the FBI was working with a task force set up with LA Police and that San Francisco was getting funding to hire 50 more officers.   California is worst affected but cities across the nation have been hit, including Chicago...
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Packers QB Aaron Rodgers finally opened up about the reason he’s unvaccinated and… hoo boy. During an interview Friday, Rodgers went off on “the woke mob” and “cancel culture” and said he’s been getting advice from Joe Rogan and has been taking ivermectin and literally cited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to defend his refusal to get the vaccine. Oh, and he also casually suggested that maybe the vaccines cause sterility. Ivermectin has approved uses for humans and animals to treat parasites, but it is not a proven Covid treatment. There is no evidence the Covid-19 vaccines cause sterility. Rodgers is just the latest athlete railing against the vaccines, and he was roundly criticized for using his platform this irresponsibly. have we considered the possibility that Aaron rodgers is nicki minajs cousins friend https://t.co/QSTeFXXosp — Astead (@AsteadWesley) November 5, 2021 just thinking about the fact that the producers of Jeopardy made this vile meathead a guest host https://t.co/50PV5atelD — Eric Geller (@ericgeller) November 5, 2021 Aaron Rodgers is a selfish, entitled twerp who put other...
    Wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and often touching her shoulder-length graying hair, Ghislaine Maxwell suffered a series of legal setbacks at a pretrial hearing in New York after a federal judge denied her bid to include a swathe of evidence.   Judge Alison Nathan on Monday ruled that any evidence suggesting Maxwell's case was brought for 'political' reasons could not be introduced in front of the jury. She also said victims will be allowed to testify using pseudonyms, adding a layer of secrecy to the case which has already come under intense scrutiny.   Jury selection for the sex trafficking trial is due to begin on November 15 with opening statements scheduled to begin on November 29.  Maxwell, 59, who is accused of procuring underage girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.   Ghislaine Maxwell appeared at a pretrial hearing at federal court in New York Monday ahead of jury selection. She is pictured right in a court sketch in April  Judge Alison Nathan rejected a series of motions filed by the defense requesting certain evidence to be...
    The catastrophic Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 caused an estimated 250,000 people to evacuate their homes, but scientists have determined certain wildlife species in the area are thriving, suggesting people could eventually return to the region, according to a new study. Researchers at Colorado State University, the University of Georgia and Fukushima University's Institute of Environmental Radioactivity have found that multiple generations of wild boar and rat snakes have not suffered from any significant adverse health effects. Multiple generations of animals have been exposed to radiation levels above the threshold for human occupancy, but have suffered no ill effects.  That may be due to the fact that cesium-134, one of the major radioactive materials released during the accident, saw its levels decrease by almost 90 percent.  The researchers looked at biomarkers of DNA damage and stress to determine that the boar and snakes were thriving in the area.    Scientists have determined certain wildlife species in the area of the catastrophic Fukushima nuclear disaster are thriving, suggesting people could eventually return to the region, according to a new study The catastrophic...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is taking heat on Twitter for suggesting that the messy withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was caused by the Trump administration and exacerbated by President Joe Biden. Cheney is the daughter of Dick Cheney, vice president to George W. Bush, whose administration initiated the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. “The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies,” Cheney wrote on Twitter Saturday. The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies. https://t.co/PQ1i5W6zZt — Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 14, 2021 The withdrawal has received bipartisan criticism due to documented Taliban gains, delays in granting visas to translators who assisted U.S. troops, and other criticisms related to the initial decision to...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday expressed confidence Democrats would keep control of the House in the 2022 election. 'I'm very confident that we will win the House,' she said during her weekly Capitol news conference. Her comments came after a report that Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the head of the House Democrats' campaign arm, warned if the midterm elections were held now, the Democrats would lose the majority. He partnered his bleak forecast with new polling that showed Democrats falling behind Republicans by a half-dozen points on a generic ballot in battleground districts, Politico reported. Pelosi dismissed the warning.  'There are several scenarios here,' she said. 'That was one of them.' She said Democrats would use the odds to run even harder. 'I always run from behind,' she said.  'We always want to be cautious,' Pelosi said. Maloney's message to lawmakers last week, she noted, was 'always run scared.'  Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence Democrats would keep control of the House in the 2022 election House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (center) has taken to calling Pelosi a 'lame duck's...
    Katy Perry and her British movie star boyfriend Orlando Bloom have been criticized for 'fake virtue signalling' and 'propaganda' for a 'dystopian' video set in the future where democracy was dead. The pair, dressed in rags and in makeup portraying them as dirty, are seen calling voters from 2021 from an apocalyptic scene in 2055, and suggested the dire scene began when the 'voting rights bill died in the Senate'. In the video for the advocacy group representUS, they are referring to the HR1 For The People Act, which Democrats have said will expand voting rights by mandating at least 15 days of early voting in federal elections and banning partisan gerrymandering. But Republicans have vowed to block it so the federal government doesn't get involved in elections at the state level. Members of the GOP and critics on Twitter called the celebrity couple 'out-of-touch' and suggested Bloom shouldn't be wading into the workings of US politics as a Brit.  'Yet again, more celebrities promoting legislation they most likely haven’t even read. Everyday Americans are tired of the fake virtue signaling...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The Fox News opinion host whose legal defense has been that viewers shouldn’t believe what he says is literally true has now tried to suggest that “unindicted co-conspirators” cited in connection with the Jan. 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex may have been undercover government actors. Tucker Carlson insinuated that the government was to blame for what happened at the Capitol by citing to a website which failed to cite or analyze the law or common legal practices while claiming a government conspiracy surrounded what occurred on Jan. 6th. The Broadcast In a Tuesday evening monologue, Carlson ranted about “Person 2” — a man alleged to have “stormed the barricades” around the Capitol and stayed in a hotel room with indicted Oath Keepers member Thomas Caldwell — and “Person 3,” another unidentified and uncharged co-conspirator. “In potentially every single case, they were FBI operatives,” Carlson suggested. “Really? In the Capitol on Jan. 6th!” “They were almost certainly working for the FBI,” Carlson also said of these “persons.” He then called the unnamed individuals the “organizers” of...
    IT feels like celebrities are announcing pregnancies and births left, right and centre at the moment. But what do their announcements tell us about their parenting styles? Prince Harry and Meghan revealed they were expecting during their Oprah interview Here body language expert Judi James looks at some of the most popular pregnancy announcements from the past year. And while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were striving for "privacy" with their heartwarming post, Judi says Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are already proving themselves to be natural mothers. COOL AND SUPER-CONFIDENT – PERRIE & ALEX Judi says: “This super-stylish monochrome bump reveal suggests a decisive and deftly confident approach to the pregnancy, with the bump featured blissfully, like a star in its own right: straight to camera and shown off with a wonderful lack of reserve.” 10Perrie and her footballer beau announced their pregnancy just a week after bandmate Leigh-AnneCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source “She...
    The summit in the Californian sunshine could hardly have gone better, judging by the warm note sent by a finance minister to Facebook's newly appointed global affairs supremo Nick Clegg. 'Dear Nick, hope early days of role are continuing to go well,' Ireland's Paschal Donohoe wrote in the handwritten message. 'I hope our paths cross again soon.' The meeting at Facebook's head office in Silicon Valley was an opportunity for the Irish delegation to meet the man who billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg hoped would rehabilitate the tech giant's increasingly tarnished reputation. Nick Clegg was hired as a global affairs supremo for Facebook who wanted to rehabilitate its tarnished reputation But for the Facebook bosses, led by Sir Nick – who had taken up his role just three months earlier – it was a chance to address the growing threat to Facebook of punishing new taxes. Minutes of the meeting obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal how Facebook sought to cushion the blow of sales taxes on tech companies – which were being threatened by several European countries –...
    Roman Protasevich's video 'confession' broadcast in Belarus last night was 'rehearsed and scripted,' body language experts have revealed. The dissident journalist, known as an expressive news host, clasped his hands tightly as he spoke in clipped phrases – suggesting he was wracked by nerves. The 26-year-old's father today said his son's nose appeared to be broken and his allies believe he had almost certainly been tortured after being hauled off a Ryanair flight with his girlfriend on Sunday. The plane was hijacked in mid-air by a fighter jet which strongman President Alexander Lukashenko had personally ordered go and retrieve Mr Protasevich – a prolific regime critic who helped organise massive protests last year. Mr Protasevich appears in the video with a mark on his forehead, his chin is slightly raised and his puffy eyes stare straight ahead, suggesting he is reading from a cue. Body language expert Robin Kermode told MailOnline: 'His voice sounds almost unnaturally strong in the circumstances. There is no faltering, as if this has been rehearsed and tightly scripted.'  FLICKER OF EMOTION: Protasevich's mouth skews...
    Royal experts fear Prince Harry is 'still very unwell' because he is 'stuck' in the past and talking 'so negatively' about the trauma of his early life. The Duke of Sussex dropped another bombshell on the Royal Family as he sat down for a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey on his new AppleTV+ show, The Me You Can't See. A series of startling claims were made, including that Charles made him 'suffer' as a child and that The Firm tried to 'bully him', refusing to let him leave.  At one point he speaks to a therapist and is filmed having a form of therapy known as EMDR - known as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.  Harry is seen comforting himself with a series of movements such as closing his eyes and crossing his arms while remembering events in his past.  But royal biographer Angela Levin admitted she felt uncomfortable watching the clips, feeling it was an invasion of privacy, and claiming he was struggling to find closure after five years of treatment. Prince Harry carries out movements such as...
    Cybersecurity experts condemned the White House after senior officials broke from the FBI’s advice that companies should not pay ransomware demands, saying instead it was instead a decision for the private sector.  But specialists in computer security fear the lure of easy corporate money could trigger a fresh wave of attacks even as gas stations run dry in the wake of the Darkside attack on a major fuel pipeline. James Knight, of Digital Warfare Corp, told DailyMail.com: “I think it is incredibly foolish that they even suggested it. White House cybersecurity official says it is up to Colonial Pipeline whether or not to pay criminals demanding a ransom, despite FBI advice that giving money to hackers will encourage more attacks “It may be something that has to be done in practice – but to say it live was ridiculous. Absolute stupidity.” The U.S. cybersecurity community has been poring over the attack on Colonial Pipeline to learn just how members of the Darkside hacker group were able to access its systems. Colonial Pipeline shut down its 5,500-mile pipe network on...
    MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea, according to reports. The 28-year-old France international has scored five Bundesliga goals this term and will reportedly cost around £15million. 2Alassane Plea, 28, is believed to be a target for Manchester United and ArsenalCredit: Getty - Contributor According to the Daily Mail, Plea wants to leave the German giants this summer and, with only one year left on his current deal, will be available for a relatively low price. Gladbach paid £21m for the player back in 2018 when he arrived from Nice, having previously been linked with a move to Arsenal. At the time there were also reports linking Plea with both West Ham and Tottenham. It is believed Arsenal are concerned about losing star strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer. Rumours of United's interest in the Frenchman first circulated in May 2020, with reports suggesting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made contact with the forward’s representatives. It is believed Solskjaer's first-choice signing is Erling Haaland, but reports claim the Red Devils cannot afford to purchase the...
    A bride-to-be is being slammed as 'awful' and told to 'keep her thoughts to her damn self' after suggesting that her nine-year-old stepdaughter wear a girdle to her wedding. The anonymous woman shared her idea in a Facebook group, saying she was thinking of getting a 'a body shaper' like a girdle for her nine-year-old stepdaughter-to-be.  'She’s a plus-size kid. And her dress is a little snug. I figured why not try a body shaper to smooth out some of the edges to give that perfect fit,' she wrote. Cruel: A bride-to-be is being slammed as 'awful' and told to 'keep her thoughts to her damn self' after suggesting that her nine-year-old stepdaughter wear a girdle to her wedding Stuck: The woman certainly appears to be fixated on the little girl's weight, and was stressing about it months ago while finding her a flower girl dress The woman certainly appears to be fixated on the little girl's weight, and was stressing about it months ago while finding her a flower girl dress.   'I am in need of a flower girl...
    Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night doubled down on his criticism of Anthony Fauci's recommendation to continue wearing masks, stepping up his attack after Fauci accused him of spreading a 'crazy conspiracy theory'. The row begun on Tuesday, when the Fox News host questioned why people who were fully vaccinated were recommended to continue wearing face masks. On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, it states: 'We're still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more.' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night hit back at criticism by Anthony Fauci foxnews Privacy Policy Carlson, however, suggested that the recommendations were part of a plot. 'So maybe it doesn't work, and they're simply not telling you that,' Carlson said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow is sworn into the House...
    KERRY Washington has deleted a tweet she wrote about DMX and Prince Philip both going to heaven after she was hit with backlash. Her tweet was bombarded with cruel comments about Prince Philip, forcing the actress to remove it. 4Kerry Washington paid her respects to both Prince Philip and DMX who died on the same dayCredit: AFP 4She was forced to remove the tweet after it attracted negative commentsCredit: Twitter/Kerry Washington The actress wrote: "Anybody else wondering what DMX and His Royal Highness Prince Philip are chatting about together at the pearly gates? "My love to both their families. May they both Rest in Peace." One person wrote: "The assumption that DMX and that white man are going to the same place... now Miss Washington please." Another wrote that the two men were going to "very different places". The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 yesterday with the Queen - his wife of 73 years at his bedside. He is believed to have spent his last few days reading and writing letters and sleeping in the sun weeks before...
    CNN’s Alisyn Camerota came under fire for suggesting that gun store owners should question customers about their mental health before selling them firearms. "Why don’t we go to gun shop owners and say, ‘Do you think that this 21-year-old who comes in and wants an AR-15-style weapon, do you think he looks like he’s going hunting with this weapon?’ Did you ask him, ‘By the way, do you ever think that people are chasing you? Do you ever hear voices saying that people are coming for you?’ Do they ever ask questions like that? Because this guy, it sounds like ... would have answered yes," Camerota said on Wednesday. “How onerous would it be to have a gun shop owner just say, 'By the way, are you hearing voices? Do you think people are chasing you? Do you think everybody’s watching you?' ... It would have weeded out, possibly, this guy,” Camerota added. Political commentators and social media users slammed Camerota for the comments, with Meghan McCain saying the remarks were "stupid, ignorant and elitist." “People who have never...
    Anti-Semitism awareness organizations are condemning CNN anchor Don Lemon for remarks he made this week suggesting that Black and Brown Jews don't exist.  Lemon appeared on "The View" Tuesday to promote his new book "This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism". During the conversation, Lemon insisted that the nation needs to be "realistic" when speaking about God and The Bible. According to him, that starts by presenting "the true identity of Jesus" as a "Black or Brown person." "I think we should start with a true depiction of what Jesus looked like and put that in your home," Lemon said. "Either a Black Jesus or a Brown Jesus, because we knew Jesus looked more like a Muslim or someone who is dark, rather than someone who is blond, a blond-looking carpenter. "And when your children ask you, 'Who is this?' [you respond], 'This is Jesus. Jesus was Middle Eastern. Bethlehem was not in Sweden. Jesus does not look like the popular depiction we have in our churches and our homes and that we see all over the media,'" Lemon continued. "And I think that is a good place to start....
    Index finger of young man touching smartphone. Westend61/Getty Images Two officers in the Eureka Police Department were put on leave over leaked texts this week.  The officers are Police Sgt. Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez and Officer Mark Meftah. Leaked texts sent in a group text with their squad revealed degrading messages.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Two police officers in Northern California have been placed on administrative leave over texts from a leaked group chat. The texts, provided to the Sacramento Bee by an anonymous source, show the officers from the Eureka Police Department mocking people experiencing homelessness and mental illness, making obscene comments about women, joking about beating up local protesters, and suggesting shooting a suspect in the face. The messages, which were part of a squad group chat, were sent between January 2020 and August 2020. The squad's supervisor, Police Sgt. Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez, and Officer Mark Meftah were put on administrative leave after the police department learned of the texts this week when it received a call form the Sacramento Bee. The Bee reported the group chat...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received backlash on Friday after he said he is 'not part of the political club' when refusing to resign following a slew of sexual harassment claims. Cuomo, whose father Mario Cuomo served three terms as governor, tried to distance himself from politics while addressing calls for his resignation from politicians amid allegations he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward seven women. 'I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people,' Cuomo said. 'Part of this is that I am not part of the political club. And you know what? I'm proud of it.' New York Attorney General Elect Andrew Cuomo, left,  joins hands with his father former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in 2006 In 1990, Cuomo married Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy whom he divorced in 2005 Cuomo married Kerry Kennedy were married for 15 years and have three daughters together His comments have since sparked ridicule online with critics pointing out his deep ties to politics and lengthy political career. 'I, a card...
    Elementary school board members in California were caught making disparaging remarks about parents during a meeting they thought was closed to the public. "They don't know what goes on behind the scenes," Oakley Union Elementary School District board member Lisa Brizendine said during the virtual meeting held Wednesday. "It's really unfortunate they want to pick on us. They want their babysitters back." Another board member, Kim Beede, asked during the meeting, “Are we alone?” before saying, “B----, if you’re going to call me out, I’m going to f--- you up!” regarding pushback she ostensibly received over a social media post. Another member also suggested parents want their children back in school so they could smoke marijuana, which prompted laughs from other members. BREAKING: Oakley, CA school board members caught on tape mocking parents who desperately need their kids back in the classroom. “Are we alone?” one says. “Bitch, if you’re going to call me out, I’m going to f*** you up!” Another adds, “They want their babysitters back.” 1/3 pic.twitter.com/zMuFlqs4Gy— Reopen California Schools (@ReopenCASchools) February 18, 2021...
    An Army chaplain is under investigation after he saying transgender soldiers are 'mentally unfit' and 'unqualified to serve'. Maj. Andrew Calvert made the comments beneath an article published on Facebook Monday detailing President Biden's new executive order overturning a ban on transgender people in the military.  Calvert, who is a member of the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood in Texas, wrote: 'How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve?' He continued: 'There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The motivation is different, but the argument is the same.' An Army veteran took a screenshot of Calvert's comments and shared them to Twitter, writing: 'He cannot be trusted to support soldiers for another minute'.  Army chaplain Maj. Andrew Calvert is under investigation for saying that transgender soldiers were 'mentally unfit' and 'unqualified to serve' Calvert made the comments beneath an article published on Facebook Monday detailing President Biden's...
    China has been spreading doubts about the safety of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine and suggested that the virus originated in an American military laboratory. Beijing's cynical propaganda campaign comes after the recent arrival of World Health Organisation investigators in Wuhan to probe the origins of coronavirus. As the Pfizer jab is rolled out across the world, the Chinese Communist has filled the airwaves with stories about people dying suddenly after having the US drug company's vaccine. On social media, the hashtag 'American's Ft. Detrick,' started by the Communist Youth League, was viewed 1.4 billion times in the last week after Beijing called for a WHO probe into the biological weapons lab in Maryland. Beijing's claim follows an intelligence dump from Washington this month which said workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with 'symptoms consistent with COVID-19' in the fall of 2019.  Marilyn Rosetti, Director of The Open Hearth shelter, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from a Mobile Vaccination Clinic run by Hartford HealthCare in Hartford, Connecticut on January 22 Two soldiers stand guard February 25, 2002 at the...
    A CDC advisory panel has changed its recommendations to prioritize those aged over 75 in the next stage of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution after facing backlash for suggesting essential workers, who are more proportionally black or Hispanic, should be vaccinated before the elderly.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted earlier this week that about 20 million people 75 and older and about 30 million front-line workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for the shots.  But that advice, which has now been sent on to the CDC for approval, is different to the preliminary guidelines it issued at the beginning of the month that sparked outrage and fierce debate among some. The preliminary advice had suggested all non-healthcare essential workers, totaling about 85 million people, should be prioritized over the elderly.  The advisory panel explained that it initially recommended vaccinating essential workers over the elder due, in part, because of 'equity' considerations.   A CDC advisory panel has changed its recommendations to prioritize those aged over 75 in the next stage of the COVID-19 vaccine...
    Alexei Navalny did not even have to alter his voice to convince the man on the line that he was a senior intelligence official – Pavel Golovkin/AP Alexei Navalny on Monday released an audio confession from one of the men allegedly behind his near-fatal poisoning, following a sting operation in which he called the man up and posed as a Russian intelligence official.  The confession further adds to the acute embarrassment of the Russian intelligence community after an independent investigation into Mr Navalny’s poisoning came out last week detailing a full-fledged state-run operation to try to kill the opposition leader. The 44-year-old Kremlin critic fell suddenly ill on a plane from Siberia to Moscow in August before it made an emergency landing at a nearby airport. Mr Navalny was eventually transferred to a hospital in Germany and lay in a coma for weeks. Several European laboratories have since confirmed that he was poisoned with the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent. Mr Navalny on Monday published a staggering recording of his 49-minute sting call to Konstantin Kudryatvev, an alleged Russian intelligence...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's nominee to become a senior Pentagon official spread debunked conspiracies on Twitter that called Trump's election loss to Joe Biden a "coup" attempt and shared tweets that suggest Trump should declare martial law.Scott O'Grady, a former fighter pilot and Trump loyalist, repeatedly retweeted tweets that falsely stated Trump won the election in "landslide fashion" and that millions of votes were stolen from the President.On November 25, O'Grady retweeted a tweet that said, "Trump won & Biden & his Comrades will now attempt a coup," next to a photoshopped image of Biden beside Xi Jinping, the President of China. On December 2, he retweeted an account that shared an article that said former national security adviser Michael Flynn had shared a petition that called for martial law. He then retweeted the same account which suggested that Trump should declare martial law. "I don't know who needs to hear this," the account said, "But calling for martial law is not a bad idea when there is an attempted coup against the president and this country happening right now." Read...
    Rare meteor triggers sonic boom, brilliant flash over Lake Ontario The Darkest Stretch of the Pandemic Is Here Michigan AD blasts ESPNs Kirk Herbstreit for suggesting Wolverines might try and avoid Ohio State Warde Manuel saw what Kirk Herbstreit said about Michigan football on Tuesday night.  Michigan AD Warde Manuel: Its infuriating to suggest were trying to duck football games Detroit Free Press See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Pittsburgh Promise Reaches 10,000th Scholarship Milestone CBS Pittsburgh Hospitals short on staff as COVID-19 surges in North Alabama WZDX Huntsville Power Five swimmers, FGCU recruits highlight Barron Collier signing ceremony Naples Daily News Two Ohio State players heading to Hula Bowl SMG Notre Dame officially has qualified for ACC Championship Game SMG Michigan AD Warde Manuel: Its infuriating to suggest were trying to duck football games Detroit Free Press Joel Klatt & Colin Cowherd go head-to-head on whether Georgia should be ranked ahead of undefeated BYU | THE HERD FOXSports...
    Two Republican senators - Mitt Romney of Utah and Joni Ernst of Iowa - voiced harsh criticism on Thursday of voter fraud allegations made by President Trump’s allies as part of a long-shot attempt to overturn the results of the November 3 election. With a late-night tweet, Romney hit out at the president, who has been unable to get the courts to stop the counting of votes in several key states that he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. Ernst on Thursday blasted a suggestion by a lawyer working on Trump’s legal team who claimed that Republicans and Democrats may have ‘paid to have the system rigged to work for them.’ Trump has alleged he lost due to widespread voter fraud, though his campaign has yet to produce evidence to support the claim. Senator Mitt Romney (left) of Utah and Senator Joni Ernst (right) of Iowa were critical of voter fraud claims made by allies of President Trump on Thursday Trump and his allies allege that a massive conspiracy that resulted in votes being fraudulently switched on Election...
    New York (CNN)A high-powered attorney representing Steve Bannon on Friday moved to withdraw from representing the former White House chief strategist in a criminal fraud case one day after Bannon suggested in a video that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. On Thursday, Twitter permanently suspended a Twitter account associated with Bannon in which he falsely claimed President Donald Trump had won reelection, despite several key states still being too close to call, and said, "I'd put the heads on pikes. Right. I'd put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone."The comments came during a livestream of Bannon's "War Room: Pandemic" online show, and posted on several of his social media accounts including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. As a result Bannon was permanently suspended from Twitter, and both YouTube and Facebook removed the video from its sites, citing policy against inciting violence.In a letter filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, William Burck, Bannon's attorney, asked for...
    For the second night in a row, Fox News’ Sean Hannity raised doubts about the legitimacy of the election results, with states still counting votes and the ultimate winner still up in the air. Hannity touted the Trump team’s legal challenges and claims about Pennsylvania while going after MSNBC for cutting away from the president’s press conference falsely claiming victories again. And as Hannity was railing against the process in Pennsylvania, he floated the absurd idea “of a do-over in that state.” “Remember, this is Philadelphia, the land of corruption, fraud, and election abuse,” he continued. And he continued to raise doubts about the results in Pennsylvania, asking, “Do you trust these people to oversee a free and fair election that you have confidence in? Do they seem trustworthy to you? Do you see corruption-riddled Philadelphia that they’re willing to do anything without any oversight as breaking the law?” And after bringing up Michigan and Nevada (along with a Project Veritas video that he teed up by saying “can’t verify it but we’ll let you decide”), Hannity said, “If...
    Twitter and Facebook have continued to restrict and label posts from President Donald Trump after yesterday’s presidential election, this time addressing a baseless claim that Democratic officials were manipulating vote counts in key states. Twitter flagged the tweet and restricted its reach, saying it was “disputed and might be misleading.” Facebook added a general warning that “final results may be different from the initial vote counts.” Trump triggered a social media crackdown early this morning after accusing Democrats of trying to steal the election. Neither platform has actually removed his claims. Their policies were set before the election. “We placed a warning on this Tweet for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” said Twitter in a statement to The News Brig. Trump tweeted that “last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key states, in almost all instances Democrat run and controlled,” but “one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE.” He is apparently referring to the normal process of counting absentee ballots. Trump isn’t the only user whose...
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