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    Eighty years ago, the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno was converted into a temporary “Assembly Center” that eventually held some 8,000 Japanese Americans being rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. Today, on the same grounds, you can visit an art exhibit devoted to that dark chapter of U.S. history. “Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey, From Remembrance to Resistance,” features the works of five third-generation Japanese American artists dedicated to preserving the legacy of Executive Order 9066, under which President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans, most of whom were U.S. citizens. The exhibit, consisting of videos, sculptures and installations, prints, paintings and mixed-media pieces, features the works of Arai DeBoer, Ellen Bepp, Reiko Fujii, Kathy Fujii-Oka, and Na Omi Judy Shintani. It’s on display at AZ Gallery in The Shops at Tanforan, the site of the original race track. “The injustice of our government incarcerating innocent men, women, and children based on greed, fear, and racial prejudice, resulting in the loss of life, homes, businesses, trust, and self-esteem, is deplorable,” said Reiko...
    (CNN)How do you weigh a carton of eggs against a carton of freedoms? Both are on the ballot this November, and how Americans vote will be as much a function of psychology as politics.That's because our conscious mind is a limited tool for decision-making, in large part because it has limited "space." Try remembering nine items you need at the store: Voters can't possibly keep in mind every issue they care about as they cast their ballots for multiple candidates and propositions.Drew Westen And how do you weigh what you feel every time you reach for a gallon of milk against what you feel about the Supreme Court's controversial decision to overturn Roe v. Wade after a half-century, or how safe you feel sending your kids back to school this month?As in most decision-making, much of what drives us is unconscious and emotional. Voters form associations between what they feel and what is happening around them. They "calculate" the costs and benefits of what matters to them -- their interests and values -- largely outside of their awareness, often in...
    A new poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are 'concerned' about President Joe Biden's mental health, as questions linger over whether the 79-year-old should run for a second term. An I&I/TIPP poll released Monday found that 36 percent of respondents were 'very concerned' about mental health, with an additional 23 percent saying they were somewhat concerned.  Pollsters found that 18 percent were not very concerned, with 21 percent saying they had no concerns at all.  Another 2 percent of respondents said they weren't sure.  Party ideology played into people's perceptions of the Democratic president.  Among Democrats, 39 percent said they were worried about Biden's mental condition, versus 82 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of independents who agreed.  Pollsters noted that while the Democratic number is smaller, 39 percent is still 'statistically high.'  A new poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are 'concerned' about President Joe Biden's mental health, as questions linger over whether the 79-year-old should run for a second term An I&I/TIPP poll released Monday found that 36 percent of respondents were 'very concerned' about mental...
    Robinson compared everyday conservative Americans to Chamberlain's soldiers of the 20th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry that defended Little Round Top. The North Carolina lieutenant governor implored conservative Americans to fight back against the agenda of Democrats. "They're coming up the hill followed by a whole raft of socialist nitwits, who believe that a baby in the womb is a clump of cells and do not honor life in the womb," he said. "They believe that you should not have a firearm to protect yourself, but you should pay for them to have firearms to protect them." "They don't believe that your children should be educated, they believe that they shouldn't be indoctrinated," he continued. "They dragging up that hill all types of things: CRT, transgenderism, this idea of birthing people – who in the world came up with that garbage?" "They dragging up this socialist idea that criminals should not be punished, that they should be allowed to run rampant," Robinson said. "That our borders should be wide open, that our police should be doing not demonized, that...
    "To me, the message to the American people through [the administration's] actions is loud and clear, is that if you are rich and powerful or famous, then you will get special treatment from this administration," Gabbard proclaimed. "If you are not. We don't care about you, and we're going to let you sit there and rot in jail." "Unfortunately, like too many politicians, it seems that she puts her finger to the wind and decides the things she's supposed to be angry about on any given day and if it becomes politically inconvenient or damaging then she'll switch the other way," Gabbard said about Harris flip-flopping her opinion of drug enforcement. Gabbard stressed that she didn't think that any person should be imprisoned for marijuana offenses. Harris oversaw thousands of arrests for marijuana as a district attorney and attorney general. The San Jose Mercury News reported in 2019 that when Harris oversaw more than 1,900 marijuana convictions – including a few dozen who were put in prison – when she was San Francisco's top prosecutor between 2004-2010. In...
    THOUSANDS of Americans will be able to bag fresh groceries at Dollar General as the company does its bit to help struggling families. The soaring cost of living in the US has left residents unable to afford staple food items at their regular stores. 1The discount retailer is on a mission to give struggling families better access to healthy foodCredit: Getty But now the discount chain has stepped in to help people access fresh groceries in rural and neglected areas. Amid their admirable operational partnership with non-profit Feeding America, they also made a $1million donation to help families provide for their brood for less. Dollar General want to increase healthy food options at ten of its stores in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to reports. They currently offer fresh produce in more than 2,300 outlets, a spokesperson previously told the Wall Street Journal. READ MORE ON DOLLAR GENERALSAVINGS SAVAGE I’m a money saving mom - I got 10 essentials for $7.60 at Dollar GeneralBARGAIN DAY I’m a Dollar General fan - how to get nine items worth $20 for...
    (CNN)The Biden administration this week announced two new steps aimed at placing more Americans into high-quality jobs, dedicating $500 million toward workforce training and unveiling a new toolkit focused on helping employers hire and retain qualified workers.First, the Department of Commerce this week announced 32 awardees of the Good Jobs Challenge -- distributing out a half billion dollars in funding from the American Rescue Plan to workforce training partnerships that the administration estimates will place 50,000 American workers into quality jobs. And now, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh are launching the Job Quality Toolkit, a document shared with CNN that's aimed at guiding small- to medium-sized employers on strategies to attract and retain their workforce."We have an unemployment rate that's very low in this country. And what we need to start to focus more on is the quality of jobs, which is good for employers and good for Americans," Raimondo told CNN. "We have far, far too many Americans who work full time and live in poverty. That's not good for our country or communities or...
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin blasted back at critics of his climate and tax deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer Tuesday, slamming Republicans who used an analysis to say people earning less than $400,000 would see their taxes rise. The centrist Democrat, who stymied party leaders' plans for a 'reconciliation' package for months before coming to the last-minute agreement, made the case to conservative viewers on Fox News, in back and forth with interviewer Harris Faulkner. 'I'm saying Americans $400,000 and below now are going to be taxed,' the host told him.  'That's wrong. That's wrong,' Manchin insisted. 'Their taxes are going to go up,' Faulkner told him.  'That's a lie. That is a pure, outright lie!' he shot back. 'That's a lie. That is a pure, outright lie,' said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in tough cross talk with interviewer Harris Faulkner on Fox News Faulkner was pointing to an analysis by the  nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, which was responding to a request for an analysis by Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. It forecasts that the bill's new...
    SPANISH media often suggested Gareth Bale could not be bothered to learn their lingo - but apparently he is more than happy to hablo espanol. The Welshman won five Champions League's and just about everything else during his nine-year spell at Real Madrid but never really won over all of their fans. 1Gareth Bale won five Champions League titles with Real Madrid but was often at odds with the club's fans and mediaCredit: Getty - Contributor The rocky relationship was not helped when Bale held up a banner which read 'Wales, Golf, Madrid - In that order', after he led his country to Euro 2020 qualification in 2019. But this summer's switch to MLS-side Los Angeles FC appears to have reignited the 33-year-old's passion for club football. On Saturday he made his home debut as a sub as they came from behind to beat Seattle Sounders and go seven points clear at the top of the Western Conference. Former Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini also made his home LA bow. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Newcastle interested in Timo...
    More Americans are seeking side hustles as inflation continues to rise, with 40% already investing in their own business. A 2022 poll conducted by Zapier among 2,032 US adults shows that two in five, or 40% of Americans currently have a side hustle.  The number is up from a 2020 Zapier poll of 2,001 Americans that showed one in three, or 34% of Americans had a side hustle.  The number of American's beginning their new gigs is growing with more than 1 in 3, or 36% have started or plan to start their side hustle. The number is up from 1 in 4 Americans, or 24% in 2021. Young adults are likely to start a side hustle with Gen Z and Millennials leading the way, according to Zapier.   A poll shows that 60% of the Gen Z population and 55% of Millennials have started a side gig or plan to start a side gig in 2022. Meanwhile, only 35% of the Gen X population and 13% of Boomers plan to start a side hustle. The Gen Z and Millennial...
    Vice President Kamala Harris received an avalanche of criticism on the right Tuesday for her introduction at a round-table discussion with disability rights leaders on the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Good afternoon. I want to welcome these leaders for coming in to have this very important discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time,” Harris began, before adding: I am Kamala Harris. My pronouns are “she” and “her.” I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit. Harris was promptly roasted online for alleged “woke” virtual signaling and offering yet another gaffe in what has become a long line of rhetorical stumbles. However, as the blowback against Harris mounted, other commentators and observers were quick to note that everyone in the meeting offered a full description of who they are and how they looked to accommodate the visually impaired members of the round-table. “These people are just so unbelievably cruel. It’s been said so many times, but this really puts a cap on it,” wrote...
    "How does she know though....about the woman thing.... or the blue thing for that matter," Harmeet Dhillon tweeted. \u201cHow does she know though....about the woman thing.... or the blue thing for that matter.\u201d — Harmeet K. Dhillon (@Harmeet K. Dhillon) 1658862481 "If she would repudiate woke inanities and move towards a commonsensical centrism, she would be embraced by a majority of Americans. Instead, she just digs in," Christina Sommers tweeted. "Progressivism is a cult," Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer tweeted. "And they wonder why ordinary Americans think these people have lost their grip," Dan McLaughlin of National Review Online tweeted. "You know this was a meeting with disability advocates, right? Common courtesy might not be something the RNC understands, but most Americans think we should have more of it. Go on ridiculing people for being nice though," Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois tweeted, referring to the Republican National Committee. \u201cYou know this was a meeting with disability advocates, right? Common courtesy might not be something the RNC understands, but most Americans think we should have more of it. Go...
    OVER half of Americans feel like they're in imminent danger at least once a day, new research claims. A new poll of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed how they feel about their personal safety and found that 52 percent feel on edge daily. 1Over half of Americans feel like they're in imminent danger at least once a day, a new study claimsCredit: Getty Younger Americans were the most likely to feel concerned about their safety daily – with 75 percent of those aged 25-34 agreeing with this statement compared to just 50 percent of those aged 45-54. Where do Americans feel the most on edge? Dark streets and sidewalks trigger their anxiety the most, followed by neighborhoods they aren’t too familiar with.  Next in line were parking garages and riding alone in a rideshare or Taxi. Speaking of rideshare services, they are completely avoided by 39 percent of respondents because they don’t feel safe during them. This jumps to 50 percent for those aged 25-34. Read more in The US SunCITY SWAMPED One killed and residents trapped as ‘catastrophic’ flash...
    A COSTCO superfan has revealed five low-cost items at the store that are hidden gems. TikTok user Mary Allyson showed off her finds in a video that has 3.7million views. 2Costco superfan Mary Allyson has revealed five low-cost items at the big box retailer that are hidden gemsCredit: TikTok 2She found food, beauty items, and homeware for heavily reduced pricesCredit: TikTok "If u love Costco, go find these gems," Mary wrote on post revealing the best discount items right now. First up, the TikToker found a heated throw blanket that she couldn't say no to. "I was so surprised when I found this heated throw," Mary said. "And for just $29.99, this is a great deal." read more on costcoNUTRITION FACT I’m a food expert - two food products to never buy at Costco COST-LOW Costco is raising fountain soda & chicken bake prices - but 1 item will stay cheap Her next find came with a warning as the product might be highly addictive. "If you see this birthday cake granola at your Costco you have to try it...
    Leeds manager Jesse Marsch acknowledges last season’s relegation battle was “intensely stressful.” A preseason trip Down Under for the American and his squad — now featuring two compatriots in midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams — has been more laid-back. Along with a few friendly matches, the team went surfing and got up close with kangaroos at Perth Zoo. But with the Australia trip winding down, expectations are ramping up on all three Americans. A slow start could spell trouble for Marsch, while fans at Elland Road will be anxious to see what the club got for the combined $53 million in transfer fees spent on the United States internationals. Leeds hosts Wolverhampton in the season opener Aug. 6 and has been busy integrating new faces after selling playmaker Raphinha to Barcelona for $60 million and midfielder Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City for $55 million. “Of course, we’ve lost two big players but I think we’ve added a lot of quality and we’ve added more depth,” Marsch said before their final match of the trip, a 1-1 draw with Crystal...
    More Americans are unhappy with President Biden's job in office than at any point in his presidency, according to a dim new Quinnipiac poll.  Just 31 percent of adults say they approve of the way Biden is handling the presidency while 60 percent disapprove. Among registered voters, 33 percent said they approved while 59 percent disapprove.  The low approval spelled bad news for Biden's 2024 prospects.   A whopping 71 percent of Americans do not want to see Biden run again in 2024 - including a majority of Democrats, 54 percent. Only 24 percent do want to see Biden run for a second term. Forty percent of Democrats said they would like to see him run. The findings contrast with support for Donald Trump on the Republican side - 69 percent of Republicans said they want to see him run again in 2024, 27 percent said they would not.  'Among all Americans, 60 percent said they did not want to see Trump as the GOP nominee.  Things are looking worse for Biden in Iowa, historically the first state in the nation...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market may be weakening. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week’s 244,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s the most since Nov. 13, 2021 when 265,000 Americans applied for benefits. Analysts surveyed by the data firm FactSet expected the number to come in at 242,000. First-time applications generally reflect layoffs. The four-week average for claims, which smooths out some of the week-to-week volatility, rose by 4,500 from the previous week, to 240,500. The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending July 9 rose by 51,000 from the previous week, to 1,384,000. That figure has been near 50-year lows for months. Earlier this month, the Labor Department reported that employers added 372,000 jobs in June, a surprisingly robust gain and similar to the pace of the previous two months. Economists...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg warned on Wednesday that the country is 'running out of time' to do something about climate change as a record heat wave sweeps the United States. Buttigieg got into a back-and-forth on climate change during an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen, who questioned the transportation secretary about what President Joe Biden could do to give Americans relief during the heat wave. A 'heat dome' is landing on the United States on Wednesday with the 'dangerous' heatwave hitting highs of 118 degrees. More than 265 million people will be at risk, with a third of the American population being issued with excessive heat warnings. It follows record high temperatures in Europe this week. 'There are real possibilities that people might not have air conditioning during a heat wave,' Kernen said said during the interview and asked: 'How do you declare a climate crisis in the middle of an actual weather crisis?' 'This is what a transition looks like. This is exactly the challenge we're living through,' Buttgieg responded, adding that 'we're running out of time' when it comes to climate...
    TWO Americans have been mauled by a crocodile at a popular vacation resort in Mexico. The latest incident happened in Puerto Vallarta on Monday night. 3Kiana Hummel was reportedly left with extensive muscle and tissue damage down to the boneCredit: Twitter 3Hummel was able to fight off the 12-foot-long crocodileCredit: Twitter It comes a year after a US teen was dragged under the water by one of the predators. Monday's attack left an identified man, 24, and his friend, 30, both thought to be from Illinois, needing hospital treatment. The younger man is thought to have been attacked by the crocodile while swimming at Bocanegra beach. His friend was injured after jumping to his aid, according to local reports. READ MORE SUN STORIESget out of the water Boy, 17, mauled in shark capital after dozens of attacks shut beachesCRASH MAUL HORROR Trio 'eaten by BEARS after chopper comes down and beasts drag them away' Nevada native Kiana Hummel, 18, was swimming in the ocean near her Marriot resort in Puerto Vallerta last July when she...
    President Joe Biden saw his approval rating slip among Democrats and people of color in the latest devastating poll from CNN and SSRS President Joe Biden's approval plummeted to 38 percent in a Monday poll that also suggested Americans have little confidence in the commander-in-chief's stewardship of the US economy.  A whopping 62 percent of respondents to the new CNN/SSRS survey said they disapprove of Biden's job in office so far - the highest so far since CNN began asking the question in March 2021.  Just a quarter of voters surveyed are happy with how the president has navigated inflation.  The poll was taken June 13 through July 13 and released on the heels of a devastating consumer price index report that showed the cost of goods increased 9.1 percent last month over the year prior. It was the biggest spike seen since 1981.  Americans' dissatisfaction appears to extend to the country as a whole - the CNN poll found that 79 percent of people believe things are going badly for the US, a level not seen since February 2009,...
    (CNN)We're in the doldrums of the 2022 election season. Outside of the rescheduled Maryland primary, there are no federal primaries this month. That means political media denizens are looking for almost anything that they can focus on. They got it last week in the form of a New York Times/Siena College poll, which had all sorts of good data in it from a potential 2024 Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch to the 2022 race for congressional control. But there were two nuggets in the poll that got me thinking the most. One was about voters of color, and the other was on the coronavirus. The first is where we'll begin our look at the political week that was. In a divided world, racial and gender divides are declining All you have to do is turn on the political news to see that we are a country where political tribalism is high. Political science tells us that congressional polarization, for instance, is at its highest level since the 19th century. Read MoreBut while Democrats and Republicans may be further apart on policy...
    UP to 20 states including California and Maine are sending relief payments worth up to $1,050 to cash-strapped Americans. Lawmakers across the country are introducing relief packages to help residents amid rising inflation and a crippling cost of living crisis. 1Dozens of states are offering relief payments to cash-strapped AmericansCredit: Getty CALIFORNIA Around 20million taxpayers in California are set to receive checks worth between $200 and $1,050. Single taxpayers earning less than $75,000 will qualify for a $350 check, while joint filers with an income of less than $150,000 will receive $700. They will get an extra $350 if they have at least one dependent. read more money storiesHOME HELP Thousands of households are eligible for free home help worth up to $11,000CASH BACK Thousands of Americans can apply NOW for a direct payment worth up to $750 Single taxpayers that earn between $75,001 and $125,000 a year will get a payment of $250, while the threshold for couples is $250,000. And, single Californians with a yearly income of between $125,001 and $250,000 are set to receive a $200 payment. It means joint filers earning up...
    The White House was faced with another dire poll Tuesday that found that 54 percent of Americans believe the middle class hasn't benefited 'at all' from President Joe Biden's policies.  On top of that, the new Monmouth University Poll found that 88 percent of Americans surveyed said the country was headed in the wrong direction - with just 10 percent saying it's headed the right way - a record low.  Nearly half those surveyed said inflation and gas were the biggest concerns currently facing their families, with 33 percent saying inflation and 15 percent pointing to fuel costs.  And inflation and gas prices were rated the top two family concerns by a variety of demographic groups - crossing income, race and political party, pollsters found.   The White House was faced with another dire poll Tuesday that found that 54 percent of Americans believe the middle class hasn't benefited 'at all' from President Joe Biden's policies President Joe Biden's job approval continues to sink. Currently, he stands at 36 percent approval, while 58 percent disapprove Biden's overall job rating continues to...
    FOR a limited time, movie premier fans can take advantage of big savings on a specific day of the week.    AMC Theatres announced today that fans can start participating in “$5 Discount Tuesdays.” 1Guests can also grab a popcorn and a drink with their $5 movie Along with a movie ticket, guests at select locations can also grab a Cameo-size popcorn along with a same-sized Coca-Cola beverage or a 21-ounce ICEE at no extra charge. “Discount Tuesday at AMC was a favorite among moviegoers prior to the pandemic,” Eliot Hamlisch, chief marketing officer at AMC said in a statement. “As millions of moviegoers are returning to AMC each week this summer, we want to ensure that there are a variety of opportunities to find great value while seeing movies only available on the big screen at AMC theatres around the country.” While prices could vary by location, movie tickets cost $13.69 for adults, $10.69 for children and $12.69 for seniors, according to Movie Theater Prices. READ MORE ON AMCBIG PICTURE You can now pay for AMC cinema tickets with Bitcoin and...
    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris will speak at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, a White House official said, marking an opportunity to discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with one of the Democratic Party's key constituencies -- Black women.In New Orleans, Harris will participate in a fireside conversation with actress Keke Palmer to discuss some of the "most critical issues facing Black women, including the implications for the Supreme Court's decision on Roe," said the White House official previewing Harris' schedule first to CNN. Harris will also meet privately with reproductive rights activists while in New Orleans, the official said.The force of the Supreme Courts right turn has shaken the countrySince the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the federal constitutional right to an abortion, Harris has emerged as one of the Biden administration's top messengers on reproductive rights. The vice president has looked for several months to elevate the issue of maternal health care at a time when the maternal death rate disproportionately affects Black people and Native Americans. But since the Supreme...
    President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to distance himself once again from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying he would only meet with him as part of a larger group when he's in Jeddah next month. And, the president emphasized, the purpose of his trip was not to meet the Saudi royals - including aging King Salman - but to attend a meeting of the GCC plus 3 summit to talk oil production. Biden pushed back when asked if he would hold Saudi Arabia accountable for human rights abuses while, at the same time, push them to release more crude oil to ease high gas prices. 'Well, first of all, that's not the purpose of the trip,' he said at his press conference at the end of the NATO summit.  'It's not about Saudi Arabia. It's in Saudi Arabia,' he noted. 'I guess I will see the king and the Crown Prince. But that's, that's not the meeting I'm going to. They'll be part of a much larger meeting.' The White House has pushed back against talk Biden will have a...
    Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are reportedly in talks to revive negotiations over a plan that would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the United States. This week, as Breitbart News reported, 51 border crossers died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in an apparent human smuggling operation along the United States–Mexico border near San Antonio, Texas. Since President Joe Biden took office, at least 650 border crossers have died trying to cross the border —  a record-breaking figure since the data started being tracked in 2014. Now, Durbin tells Politico he hopes to use the migrant deaths to revive amnesty negotiations with Tillis. Both Durbin and Tillis sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee and also sought to revive amnesty talks in April. “We’ve been talking the last couple days about reviving that effort,” Durbin told Politico. “And I think what happened at the border with finding 51 dead migrants in that tractor-trailer is what I would call a ‘Uvalde moment.’ I hope it sparks an interest in finding a bipartisan approach to dealing with immigration.”...
    A SHOPPING expert revealed his tricks on how to find amazing bargains at Walmart by looking through clearance items. Some of the bargains cost less than $5. 3TikToker Superunsexy posted a video on his channel on how to snag bargain deals in the clearance section of WalmartCredit: TikTok/Superunsexy TikTok user Superunsexy has more than 108,000 followers and regularly posts videos on his channel highlighting clearance finds. This video he shared from a week ago has generated hundreds of likes. In it, the Houston, Texas man goes through several items that shoppers can find at Walmart for less than $5 after significant markdowns. He starts off by saying the area where handbags and hair accessories are displayed is frequently overlooked. More Walmart dealsEARLY SAVINGS You can save big money at Walmart but only for the next three daysDESIGNER DUPES I’m a Walmart expert - four brand name knockoffs that sell for 60% less The TikToker pointed to a rack of silk scrunchies sold in bundles of two. He says they regularly go for $10 a pack, but were marked down to...
    By Polo Sandoval | CNN Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas’ Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday. “At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning,” the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. “This matter remains under active investigation.” No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three US citizens in the latest news release. The Americans — Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida — died over the course of one evening. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation’s capital of Nassau for further treatment before being transferred to Florida. The two couples had reported feeling ill the night prior...
    ANOTHER long holiday weekend is around the corner, but the sales are here now at Walmart. Here are some deals worth considering that will save you up to 80% off, but you'll have to act fast as they're only around for the next three days. 2Walmart is offering a plethora of deals ahead of the July 4 holiday, including electronics, home and kitchenware, furniture and beauty careCredit: Getty If you're like a lot of Americans, inflation is eating into your wallets, and could be affecting your summer travel or outdoor barbecue plans. However, Walmart is trying to get the summer season off to a budget-friendly start by offering some big discounts on thousands of items. There is a huge variety of things to choose from - everything from home appliances, to techie gadgets, even outdoor pools and beauty gadgets. Here's a selection of just some of the best deals available at the big box retailer right now. More on ways to saveSAY WATT? I'm a savings expert - how organizing your fridge differently can save you moneyLESS FOR MORE I'm...
    (CNN)Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas' Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday."At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning," the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. "This matter remains under active investigation."No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three US citizens in the latest news release. Autopsies are being conducted on the guests found dead at a Sandals resort in the Bahamas. Heres what we know The Americans -- Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida -- died over the course of one evening. Chiarella's wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation's capital of Nassau for further treatment before being...
    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra blasted the Supreme Court’s “despicable” decision last week that overturned Roe v. Wade and vowed to leave “no stone unturned” in making sure abortion is protected across the country — as instructed by President Joe Biden. At Becerra’s presser on Tuesday, he outlined some of what Health and Human Services is doing to provide access to reproductive health care, but warned there is no “magic bullet” in responding to or fighting against the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which he repeatedly described as unconscionable. He opened his remarks with a direct attack on the conservative Supreme Court Justices. “On Friday, June 24th, five Americans decided to use the vast power bestowed upon them by our democracy and our Constitution to unconscionably put at risk the life and health of millions of our fellow Americans,” said Becerra in reference to Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. “They chose to unconscionably limit Americans’ established freedom and autonomy to control their own body, decisions usually made in consultation with their doctor,...
    President Joe Biden thanked Spanish King Felipe VI on Tuesday for taking in migrants from the U.S. southern border as he met with the royal before a lavish dinner to kick off this week's NATO summit. He and Biden met at the Royal Palace after the president arrived in the Madrid for the NATO summit.  Biden noted many children in the United States these days are native Spanish speakers and that the future of America 'depends considerably' on the assimilation of that population. 'You know, I tell people that the idea we've always had great migration flows into the United States over the years - we're a nation of immigrants. But this is a statistic that - I think it's 24 out of every 100 students in grades one through 12 in America speaks Spanish, speak Spanish as an original language,' Biden said during a meeting with the king at the Royal Palace in Madrid. 'So the future of my country depends considerably, an assimilation of a population that has grown to have the same values that you possess,' he said.  The...
    GABRIEL JESUS hugged Edu as he arrived at Arsenal to undergo his medical before completing his £45million transfer from Manchester City. The Brazilian has agreed personal terms to join Mikel Arteta's side, with the move set to go through imminently. 4Gabriel Jesus is greeted by Edu as he arrives to undergo his Arsenal medicalCredit: ISOIMAGES LTD 4Jesus, 25, hugs his Brazilian compatriotCredit: ISOIMAGES LTD 4The four-time Prem winner will pen a five-year contract with ArsenalCredit: ISOIMAGES LTD Jesus, 25, decided to quit City for regular first team football at the Emirates. He will pen a five-year contract with the Gunners, with his medical the final formality. Jesus beamed ear to ear as he embraced his compatriot Edu upon arrival. He becomes Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer, following Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner. Read More Arsenal NewsGUNNERS NEWS Gabriel Jesus hugs Edu in exclusive snaps, transfer set to be announced He will replace Alexandre Lacazette as the Gunners' most senior striker. Jesus scored 95 goals in 236 appearances for Man City after arriving at the club for £27m in...
    MANCHESTER UNITED boss Erik ten Hag is facing "the hardest job of his life" at Old Trafford with the club in "disarray", says Paul Merson. The Red Devils are hoping Dutchman Ten Hag is the manager to fire them back into trophy contention. 2Ten Hag kicked off United pre-season on MondayCredit: Getty 2Merson has warned Ten Hag that the United job will be the 'hardest' of his lifeCredit: Getty But the incoming boss has been warned it will be "the hardest job of his life". United are a club in "disarray" with the squad facing a huge confidence issue. Ex-Arsenal star Merson said on Sky Sports: "If Ten Hag managed for the rest of his life, it'll never be harder than what he's taking on now. "This is a massive job. It's the biggest club in the world and he is taking over when they're in disarray." READ MORE ON MAN UTDMan Utd news Man Utd quoted £115m for Ajax duo, Maguire swap deal REJECTED Merson also says recruitment will be key this summer as the current squad aren't good...
    FORMER Bury captain Martyn Forrest has died aged 43, the Shakers have confirmed. The ex-midfielder collapsed during a match 14 years, subsequently being diagnosed with a brain tumour. 1Martyn Forrest, right, challenges Marco GabbiadiniCredit: Getty Forrest underwent a number of treatments since the incident took place in 2008 during a match at Radcliffe Borough. Paying tribute to Forrest, wife Lisa said: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this message to let you know Martyn has passed away. "He was an amazing husband and a fantastic dad. We will miss you so so much. "Not many people are aware that when Martyn collapsed on the pitch at Radcliffe Borough back in 2008 he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. "After undergoing brain surgery 3 times, radiotherapy and chemotherapy we were given the unfortunate news in March 2022 that the treatment was no longer working. "After a few months of suffering he is now at his resting place where he can look down on his two boys and see them grow up into amazing men. "I cannot...
    AS gas prices are still rising around the country, one chain is lowering its prices in select stations in preparation for the Fourth of July weekend. Sheetz has lowered its prices for unleaded 88 gasoline to $3.99 a gallon through the holiday. 2Sheetz in select locations are offering gas as low as $3 through the Fourth of July WeekendCredit: Getty The announcement was made on Monday as the chain revealed lower prices to “reduce pain at the pump for consumers” effective immediately. Sheetz is also selling E85 gasoline for $3.49 a gallon as well. “Unleaded 88 is approved by the EPA for use in vehicles for model years 2001 or newer as well as light-duty trucks, SUVs and Flex Fuel Vehicles,” Sheetz said in a press release. “E85 contains more ethanol (51 percent -83 percent) and is not compatible with all vehicles. It is designed specifically for ‘flexible fuel vehicles.’ “FFVs can use regular gasoline (E10), E15, or E85. When available, E85 is clearly designated as a different fuel type and should not be used in standard vehicles.” The chain...
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court said that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, and on Friday the House sent President Joe Biden the first gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades. The Supreme Court case New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Inc., et al. v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police, et al. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. The decision struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry a gun in a concealed way in public. The justices said that requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island and the District of Columbia all have laws similar to New York’s. Those laws are expected to be challenged. President Joe Biden said in a statement he was “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court ruling. It “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution...
    President Joe Biden tore into the Supreme Court in new remarks on yesterday’s decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion. On Saturday morning, President Biden held a bill signing for S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. But at the top of his remarks, he took a moment to comment anew on the the news that the Supreme Court has effectively overturned the landmark s Roe v. Wade decision with a 5-4 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: Yesterday, I spoke about the Supreme Court’s shocking decision striking down Roe v Wade. We’ve had a lot of discussion about that in our household, we think is it — Anyway, gentlemen, I know how painful and devastating that decision is for so many Americans, and I mean so many Americans. A decision is implemented by states. My administration is going to focus on how they administer and whether or not they violate other laws, like deciding not to allow people across state lines to get public health services. And we’re going to take actions to protect women’s rights and reproductive health. After signing the bill, a...
    'This fall, Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality — they're all on the ballot,' President Joe Biden said at the White House on Friday. In a speech on Friday from the White House, President Joe Biden slammed the decision by the conservative-led U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right for all Americans. Biden called it "a sad day for the court and for the country," adding, "with Roe gone, let's be very clear: The health and life of women in this nation are now at risk." "With this decision, a conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country. It made the United States an outlier among developed nations in the world." The court ruled on Friday that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, ending 50 years of protection for the rights of people who receive the vital medical procedure. The justices...
    Millions of Americans lack even basic broadband access, effectively shutting them out of job opportunities and connection to the rest of the world. Estimates suggest that a whopping 19 million people living in the United States lack broadband internet. “We don’t have a way to ensure that students are in the right classes at the right moment,” said Lynn Manning-John, vice-principal at the K-12 school, speaking on internet outages at school. “We want fiber, we want 5G, we want the latest technologies, but we are so isolated, it’s challenging for telecommunications companies to get their employees to come here,” added she added. Source: Wall Street Journal/Youtube There is no excuse for such wide disparities in internet access in the 21st century. It’s time Congress do something about this harmfully unequal access. Sign this petition now to demand that Congress fund internet expansion and quality improvements in rural communities! Tell Congress to Give Rural Americans Access To Internet At HomeClick Here to Sign Petition To continue speaking up, sign these other petitions as well: Shelters Are Overwhelmed...
    Massachusetts' highest court ruled that the descendant of two enslaved African Americans whose images were used by a Harvard professor to promote racist theories can sue the school for emotional distress.  The state's Supreme Judicial Court said the Ivy League school engaged in 'extreme and outrageous' conduct when it refused to consider Tamar Lanier's claim that she suffered emotional damage by the public display of her ancestors, the Boston Globe reported.   Lanier had sued the university in 2019 for ownership of the daguerreotype portraits of her great-great-great-grandfather, Renty Taylor, and his daughter, Delia.  Although the court ruled that Harvard retains ownership of the images, a unanimous 7-0 vote said Lanier could sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress.  In a joint statement with her lawyers, Ben Crump and Josh Koskoff, Lanier said that she would fight for her family's justice.  'We are gratified by the Massachusetts Supreme Court's historic ruling in Tamara Lanier's case against Harvard University for the horrible exploitation of her Black ancestors, as this ruling will give Ms. Lanier her day in court to advocate for the...
    (CNN)The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out free at-home Covid-19 tests that are designed to be more accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired.White House Covid-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said the administration will provide more accessible, rapid self-tests to Americans across the country for free through Covidtests.gov, which ships tests through the US Postal Service. The specific USPS form to place orders for Covid-19 tests that are more accessible to individuals with low vision or who are blind can be found here. Each residential address is limited to one order, which has two rapid at-home antigen Covid-19 tests. These accessible tests require access to a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and an iOS or Android app. "We developed this plan in close partnership with members of the disability community. An issue raised consistently was that individuals who are blind or low vision are often unable to utilize rapid self-tests on their own," Jha told reporters during Thursday's Covid-19 response news conference. "The President has made clear he is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities, regardless of...
    Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn suggested Tuesday evening he would push through an immigration bill with amnesty advocate Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA). The suggestion came as Cornyn congratulated Republicans and Democrats as they voted for a bill to curb gun violence. A reporter for the Huffing Post tweeted: More positive ~~ vibes ~~ on Senate floor. A smiling Cornyn tells Padilla, “First guns, now it’s immigration” “That’s right, we’re going to do it,” [Sen. Kyrsten] Sinema [D-Az] added Cronyn has drafted a border security bill with Sinema, while Padilla is pushing for a formal amnesty for the more than a million illegal migrants who were brought by their illegal-migrant parents to the United States. The bill would streamline the inflow with new processing centers and aid workers, plus easy migrant access to lawyers. The draft bill does not include any significant measure to reduce the flood of wage-cutting, and rent-boosting migrants into Americans’ communities. In a June 14 hearing, Cornyn noted that his bill does little to curb the policy of catch and release at the border: In addition to...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden announced Monday that he is considering enacting a federal gas tax holiday to help Americans save money. Prices have increased by 8.6% overall since last May, according to inflation data, and energy costs have experienced the sharpest rise. 1President Biden is considering a proposal that would save Americans roughly 18 cents per gallon at the gas pump Overall energy costs are up 34.6% in the last 12 months, while gasoline prices have jumped 48.7%. By enacting a gas tax holiday, Biden would suspend the 18.4 cents per gallon tax on every gas purchase nationwide. For a small car with an average-sized 12-gallon tank, the tax freeze would mean savings of around $2.21 per tank. Larger cars can hold roughly 15 gallons, meaning you can save upwards of $2.75 on a fill-up if you drive a big rig. READ MORE ON GASAFTER YOU Americans are not allowed to get their own gas in 2 states - the reasons SAY WATT Why are gas prices so high? What is the national average gas price? On...
    While Joe Biden only officially declared Juneteenth a holiday in 2021, the day has been celebrated across the country for years.  In order to celebrate the beauty of freedom and what Juneteenth encompasses, Daily Kos has compiled clips from the last two years of celebrations across the country. x WATCH: 94-year-old Texas activist Opal Lee reacts to the moment the House passed the bill making June 19th, aka #Juneteenth, a federal holiday.This will be the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983. pic.twitter.com/3MKeGINsKM— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) June 17, 2021 xThousands marched in U.S. cities as America marked Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year https://t.co/ckRhyIRPh8 pic.twitter.com/oecgfRkkzT— Reuters (@Reuters) June 20, 2020 xA large group is marching down 65th St. in Phinney Ridge/toward Ballard.More @seattletimes updates on #Juneteenth: https://t.co/jO8s1184kZ pic.twitter.com/PRggERSqAl— Taylor Blatchford (@blatchfordtr) June 19, 2020 xA large group is marching down 65th St. in Phinney Ridge/toward Ballard.More @seattletimes updates on #Juneteenth: https://t.co/jO8s1184kZ pic.twitter.com/PRggERSqAl— Taylor Blatchford (@blatchfordtr) June 19, 2020 xHAPPENING NOW: "1,...
    Marchelle Tigner, a firearms instructor, teaches a student how to shoot a gun during a class in Lawrenceville, Ga. After George Floyd’s murder in 2020, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported a gun sales jump of 58% among Black Americans. According to NBC News, in 2021, 90% of gun shops reported a marked increase in sales to Black customers, with an 87% increase, specifically, to Black women. “You look at Buffalo, and the feeling of ‘This could have been me’ is there. We could be the next target,” Michael Moody, a federal government employee, told NBC News. “And when it’s you, what are you going to do? Are you going to run and hide? Or are you going to be able to protect yourself? Protect your family? I didn’t want a gun; I’m not a gun person. But this world has made me get one. Getting one for my wife next.” Of course, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Black Americans feel a need to protect themselves and their families. Before the shooting in Buffalo, New York, by a self-proclaimed white...
    President Joe Biden struggled to correctly use the latest politically correct acronym to refer to homosexual and transgender Americans during a “Pride” event at the White House on Wednesday. During his speech, Biden vowed to defend “LGBTQL” Americans before correcting himself. “I,” he added, correcting himself, “Excuse me – ‘plus’ Americans.” The president also misread the word “lesbian” as “liberation” when he was reading the title of an executive order he signed at the event. Biden’s executive order instructs the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education to create new sample policies for states to enact in order to be compliant with “LGBTQI+” demands. The order also requires HHS, as well as the departments of Treasury and State, to find ways to restrict “conversion therapy” for gay and transgender individuals. Biden said his order would use the “full force of the federal government” to ban “inhuman” practices like “conversion therapy.” The president criticized Republicans in states like Florida, Texas, and Alabama for passing legislation prohibiting public school teachers from encouraging children to have conversations about...
    More than half of all Americans think it's 'likely' that America will 'cease to be a democracy,' a new poll found. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that 55% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans share that belief in a stunning sign of pessimism about the country's future.  Additionally the poll found that a majority of Republicans - 52% - say it's likely that 'there will be a civil war in the United States in [their] lifetime' while half of independents - 50% - and a plurality of Democrats - 46% - agree.  The poll, which surveyed 1,541 adults and was conduced from June 10 (the day of the first January 6th hearing) until June 13 (the day of the second hearing), also found Americans have largely given up on one another.   Members of both parties picked negative phrases to describe the person across the political aisle. Republicans, when asked to choose the phrase that best 'describes most people on the other side of the political aisle from you,' a majority used 'out of touch with reality' (30%), a 'threat to...
    (CNN)What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as the "promise of American democracy" at the 1963 March On Washington is receding against the twin burdens of a highly racialized pandemic and anti-government sentiment -- fueled by no less than the president of the United States -- that apes the "states' rights" rhetoric of the Civil War. Peniel JosephKing's dedication to achieving black citizenship went hand-in-hand with Malcolm X's quest for black dignity. Despite ideological differences over tactics and strategies, the two leaders found a shared symmetry in speaking truth to power. Their words proved oracular: they became the two biggest critics of white supremacy, racial inequality, war and poverty in American history. This vision made claims of black dignity and citizenship the beating heart of a reimagined American democracy, a society where demonstrations for justice constantly renewed the promise of freedom, justice and liberty for all. The novel coronavirus' destruction of black communities -- left acutely vulnerable to this virus by decades of willful neglect, policy malfeasance and the criminalization of the poor -- directly imperils the vision...