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New ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 worsening California coronavirus wave

The growing dominance of two new ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants is prolonging a wave of coronavirus cases in California and sparking growing concerns from health officials that coming weeks could see significant spread and increased hospitalizations. BA.4 and BA.5 are now believed to be responsible for most new infections nationwide. The strains are of particular concern because they are not only especially contagious but also capable of reinfecting those who have survived earlier Omicron ...

Omaha Steve

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to step up the enforcement of laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using bullhorns, and banging drums have picketed Justices’ homes,” Marshal Gail Curley wrote in the Friday letters to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and two local elected officials. Curl ...

riversedge

Dozens of White Supremacist Patriot Front Members March Through Boston

Published Jul. 02, 2022 5:55PM ET About 100 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front paraded through downtown Boston on Saturday, with several of them holding riot shields. Photos from the Boston Herald show members of the group unloading their infamous U-Haul and several counterprotesters confronting them as they marched along with a “Reclaim America” banner. The white supremacist group made national headlines in June when several members were busted by police on their way to ...

pstokely

MO AG Eric Schmitt vows to sue any Missouri city, county that uses tax money on abortions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt vowed Friday to file a lawsuit in the case of any city or county in Missouri using tax money on abortions. In his reasoning, Schmitt cited RSMo. 188.205: "It shall be unlawful for any public funds to be expended for the purpose of performing or assisting an abortion, not necessary to see the life of the mother, or for the purpose of encouraging or counseling a woman to have an abortion not necessary to save her life." Schmit ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Google Says It Will Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Friday that it would delete abortion clinic visits from the location history of its users, in the company’s first effort to address how it will handle sensitive data in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The location data change will take place in the coming weeks, Jen Fitzpatrick, a Google senior vice president, wrote in a blog post. The policy will also apply to trips to fertility clinics, domestic violence shelters, addiction treatment facil ...

BumRushDaShow

New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

A week after the Supreme Court issued monumental rulings loosening restrictions on carrying guns and overturning the constitutional right to abortion, New York began to enact sweeping measures designed to blunt the decisions' effects. In an extraordinary session convened by Gov. Kathy Hochul that began Thursday and carried late into Friday evening, the State Legislature adopted a new law placing significant restrictions on the carrying of handguns and initiated the process of passing a constitut ...

blue-wave

US announces $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. announced on Friday that it will provide Ukraine with $820 million in new military aid, including new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radars to respond to Russia's heavy reliance on long-range strikes in the war. Russia in recent days has launched dozens of missiles across Ukraine and pinned down Ukrainian forces with continuous fire for sometimes hours at a time. Ukraine's leaders have publicly called on Western allies to quickly send more ammunition ...

LetMyPeopleVote

Trump media company subpoenaed in federal criminal probe of SPAC deal

Donald Trump’s media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection with a criminal probe, according to the company with which the former president’s firm plans to merge. Digital World Acquisition Corp. said in a filing Friday that Trump Media and Technology Group received a subpoena from the grand jury in Manhattan on Thursday. The Trump company also received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a civil probe on Monday, DWAC said. DWAC also said some ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing

(Washington Post) As rumors flew in the spring of 2018 that Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was preparing to flip on his former boss and offer potentially damaging testimony to federal prosecutors, Cohen received an email. It was one of a number of times messages of cajoling support or bullying encouragement were delivered to potentially important Mueller witnesses. And it was strikingly similar to the communications Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Tuesday had been received by witnesses who have testified for the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

RandySF

Hutchinson's testimony raises fresh questions about Secret Service's handling of Jan. 6

(ABC News) A former White House aide's stunning testimony before the House panel investigating the Capitol attack indicated that the U.S. Secret Service may have had advanced warning of the potential for violence at the Capitol, raising new questions about the agency's planning ahead of the riot and actions taken by agents on Jan. 6.

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Dozens of White Supremacist Patriot Front Members March Through Boston

2 hrs ago - Published Jul. 02, 2022 5:55PM ET About 100 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front paraded through downtown Boston on Saturday, with several of them holding riot shields. Photos from the Boston Herald show members of the group unl ... (daily beast)

New ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 worsening California coronavirus wave

5 hrs ago - The growing dominance of two new ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants is prolonging a wave of coronavirus cases in California and sparking growing concerns from health officials that coming weeks could see significant spread and increased hospitaliza ... (LA Times)

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

6 hrs ago - WASHINGTON (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to step up the enforcement of laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large g ... (AP)

Uvalde schools police chief resigns from city council

8 hrs ago - UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde school district's police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that l ... (NPR)

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

11 hrs ago - By HALELUYA HADERO Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. Under the policy shared with workers on Amazon’s internal app, employees are barred from accessing buildin ... (AP)

Pride parade returns in London on 50th anniversary

11 hrs ago - By MIKE FULLER LONDON (AP) — The streets of London were filled with color on Saturday as the U.K. capital marked 50 years of Pride. A vibrant crowd of hundreds of thousands turned out to either take part in or watch the festivities, forming a spect ... (AP)

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

14 hrs ago - By PAUL WEBER, ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and STEPHEN GROVES AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing pat ... (AP)

Top election officials in Arizona county leave amid threats

16 hrs ago - PHOENIX (AP) -- The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona's Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that h ... (AP)

Accounts of Trump angrily demanding to go to Capitol on January 6 circulated in Secret Service

Yesterday - Then-President Donald Trump angrily demanded to go to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and berated his protective detail when he didn’t get his way, according to two Secret Service sources who say they heard about the incident from multiple agents, ... (CNN)

New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Yesterday - A week after the Supreme Court issued monumental rulings loosening restrictions on carrying guns and overturning the constitutional right to abortion, New York began to enact sweeping measures designed to blunt the decisions' effects. In an extraordi ... (New York Times)

Trump media company subpoenaed in federal criminal probe of SPAC deal

Yesterday - Donald Trump’s media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection with a criminal probe, according to the company with which the former president’s firm plans to merge. Digital World Acquisition Corp. said in a filing Friday that Tru ... (CNBC)

Google Says It Will Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics

Yesterday - SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Friday that it would delete abortion clinic visits from the location history of its users, in the company’s first effort to address how it will handle sensitive data in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. W ... (New York Times)

US announces $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems

Yesterday - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. announced on Friday that it will provide Ukraine with $820 million in new military aid, including new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radars to respond to Russia's heavy reliance on long-range strikes in th ... (ABC News)

MO AG Eric Schmitt vows to sue any Missouri city, county that uses tax money on abortions

Yesterday - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt vowed Friday to file a lawsuit in the case of any city or county in Missouri using tax money on abortions. In his reasoning, Schmitt cited RSMo. 188.205: "It shall be unlawful for any ... (KSHB)

Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, Gabby Giffords and Denzel Washington among Medal of Freedom awardees

Yesterday - (CNN)President Joe Biden will award the Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to 17 recipients next week, with his first slate of honorees since taking office featuring Olympians, an Academy Award winner, the first American to r ... (CNN)

Democratic Rep. Judy Chu Arrested At Abortion Rights Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Yesterday - Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) was arrested Thursday for participating in an abortion rights protest outside the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Chu was among 181 people the Capi ... (Yahoo!)

Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Yesterday - By HANNAH FINGERHUT WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among De ... (AP)

Cheney defends Trump criticism and January 6 committee work in Wyoming debate

Yesterday - (CNN)Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney cast the Republican Party as "threatened by fealty to an individual" -- former President Donald Trump -- and defended her work on the committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection during a debate wit ... (CNN)

California Wildfire Burns More Than 900 Acres and Prompts Evacuations

Yesterday - By Livia Albeck-Ripka A fast-growing fire near South Yuba River State Park in Nevada County, Calif., about 70 miles northeast of Sacramento, has grown to more than 900 acres in two days, prompting evacuation orders for hundreds of residents of nearb ... (NY Times)

Russian missiles kill at least 19 in Ukraine's Odesa region

Yesterday - KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missile attacks on residential areas in a coastal town near the Ukrainian port city of Odesa early Friday killed at least 19 people, authorities reported, a day after Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea isl ... (AP)

New Zealand declares US far-right Proud Boys and the Base terrorist groups

Yesterday - New Zealand’s government has declared that the American far-right groups the Proud Boys and the Base are terrorist organisations. The two groups join 18 others, including the Islamic State group, that have been given an official terrorist designati ... (The Guardian)

Cassidy Hutchinson testimony set audience record for a daytime Jan. 6 hearing

Yesterday - People gather to watch the hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack People gather to watch a hearing of the Jan. 6 committee on June 9, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images) More than 13 million Ameri ... (LA Times)

Pessimism about the economy is growing, a U.S. poll shows.

Thursday - [div class"excerpt"]Americans are becoming more pessimistic about the economy, more worried about inflation -- and now, more anxious about the job market, as well. Fifty-two percent of American adults say they are worse off financially tha ... (New York Times)

Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure

Thursday - "Former President Donald J. Trump's political organization and his allies have paid for or promised to finance the legal fees of more than a dozen witnesses called in the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, raising legal and eth ... (New York Times)

Supreme Court orders appeals court to reconsider Indiana law requiring parental notification when mi

Thursday - minors get abortions The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lower court's judgement against an Indiana law that required parental notification when a minor got an abortion. The decision came after Indiana's attorney general vowed to ask cou ... (WTHR Indianapolis)

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