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              moreby Newt Gingrich   Despite every effort of the Biden administration, the Justice Department, the Congressional Democrats, and the propaganda media, Hunter Biden is going to end up being investigated – and the impact on President Joe Biden, his administration, and his legacy is going to be enormous. As more stories about Hunter Biden’s meetings with foreign agents in Serbia, China, and elsewhere come out, serious scrutiny will become unavoidable. The evidence is overwhelming that Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine, Russia, and China have direct national security implications. We simply do not know how much the Biden administration’s weakness toward Communist China is influenced by the Chinese corruption of the Biden family and its allies. We do not know how much Vladimir Putin has been emboldened by his knowledge of the corruption of Hunter Biden – and through him the governing family of the United States. There has been a complete absence of honesty and inquiry from the FBI and the Justice Department. It is amazing that the Hunter Biden laptop has not already led to an indictment of President...
    Having a recent tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis can skyrocket a person's likelihood of dying from COVID-19, a new study finds. Researchers from the California Department of Health gathered statewide data to identify how much of an increased risk of death TB patients suffered during the pandemic. They found a person who was diagnosed with both TB and Covid within 30 days was 20 times as likely to die than someone who only had the virus, and twice as likely to die when compared to someone diagnosed with TB before the pandemic. The findings show the high risk people with TB - a condition that can severely damage a person's lungs - face during the pandemic. Researchers found a direct correlation between how recent a TB diagnosis is and the likelihood of dying of Covid. A person diagnosed with TB within 30 days of Covid infection are 20 times as likely to die than the average person, and twice as likely to die as someone infected with TB before the pandemic TB is a potentially devastating bacterial infection that can cause permanent...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – On Thursday, the Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial held their tree lighting ceremony. It’s a reminder of the men and women who died in the line of duty and their families. Later this month, members of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund, and Santa, will be riding around the city delivering gifts to those gold star families.
    (CNN)Pfizer is expected to seek authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine booster shot for those who are ages 16 and 17, a source familiar with the plan told CNN on Monday.Currently only those 18 and up are eligible for booster shots six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.Pfizer didn't immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.The development comes as scientists in the US and around the world are racing to learn more about a new coronavirus variant called Omicron. President Joe Biden urged Americans earlier Monday not to panic over the new variant, and encouraged those who have not yet gotten a booster but are eligible to do so.Biden had hoped to have boosters made widely available months ago, but emergency booster authorization ultimately didn't happen until October, and widespread booster shots have not been available until this month. Asked on Monday if making boosters available to everyone sooner could have helped with the current dynamic, press secretary Jen Psaki referred the question to medical experts.Read MoreThis story is breaking and will...
    MADISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A beloved holiday tradition made a comeback on Friday. Madison‘s annual Christmas parade marched along Main Street once again after being canceled last year because of the pandemic, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported. READ MORE: Westchester County Social Services Gift Drive Aims To Make Sure Older Kids, Teens Don't Feel Left OutWith their eyes wide and their smiles large, hundreds of kids watched in awe as St. Nick showed up for the parade. “Fun! It was cool because it was the real Santa,” Sofia Temarsico said. “I said, ‘Hello, Santa, I love you!'” another kid said. Among the people in the crowd was an excited Thomas Piccolo. “He was big. He was red. He was fat. He was jolly. He had eight reindeer,” Piccolo said. Piccolo’s dad and uncle used to be in the parade when they were kids. Both said watching their children enjoy the celebrations now is incredibly heartwarming. “My dad owned a delicatessen in Madison, Chippy’s, so we used to be in the parade, promoting Chippy’s, and now we get to be there with...
    (CNN)After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone -- except the person stuck washing dishes -- has migrated to the couch, it's time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Yes, it's time to divvy up and work through the leftovers.Boost your mood with this 5-day gratitude challengeThese recommendations aren't about reinventing the wheel. We're offering a few options that will give you something to look forward to on your post-holiday meal plan. These are foods we already love, with Thanksgiving dishes folded into the familiar recipes.Sorry, same old next-day sandwiches and turkey tetrazzini. We're going in a different direction this time around.Turkey enchiladasRead MoreTry this couch workout and feel better about binge-watching TVMany of us turn to ground turkey as a healthier option in a variety of recipes. But it's just as easy to chop up leftover Thanksgiving turkey and sneak it into non-holiday comfort food. Start by adding it to your favorite enchilada (or taco or burrito bowl) recipe.Try these turkey black bean enchiladas, and feel free to substitute a quality canned...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Operation Turkey, led by former NFL and University of Miami player Bryant McKinnie, was in full force on Thursday, providing hot meals to those in need. McKinnie’s Bmajor Foundation, along with community partners and more than 50 volunteers, packaged and delivered more than 2,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day to community residents near the Joseph Caleb Center in Miami and to those who took part in the drive-through meal distribution. READ MORE: Do You Recognize These Guys? They're Wanted For Armed Robbery Of Wilton Manors Business Bryant McKinnie at Operation Turkey hot meal giveaway on Nov. 25, 2021. (CBS4) This is the 22nd year in a row, Operation Turkey has worked to ensure that the homeless and less fortunate receive a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day. “Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to reflect on the blessings we have received this past year. During these difficult times, so many here in our community will be facing an empty table on Thanksgiving Day,” said McKinnie who played one season for his hometown Miami Dolphins in 2013...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that former President Donald Trump supporters feared “civil rights and human rights, the cultural changes.” Clinton said, “I do think that we are facing a crisis of democracy, a crisis of legitimacy, a crisis that really goes to the heart of what the future of our country and many others around the world will be. So I spend my time trying to figure out what we can do about it. I am not ever going to give up because there’s just too much at stake.” She continued, “I think that the role of disinformation, the way that propaganda has been really weaponized, and the increasing ability to manipulate people through algorithms and other forms of artificial intelligence will only make this harder to combat. so I don’t want to be pessimistic about it because I think this is a worthy and necessary battle.” Clinton added, “We have to hold people accountable for their actions, particularly when those actions threaten our way of life, our rule of...
    A BELOVED group of performers known as the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies has confirmed that some of its members were killed in the chaos at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday. In a statement posted on Facebook, the group wrote that it was "devastated" to confirm that some of its members were among the five killed by a speeding SUV that carved through the parade on Main Street at 4.30pm. 5The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are a beloved local dancing troupeCredit: FACEBOOK 5Some of their members were among the five people killed in Sunday's Christmas parade horrorCredit: WISN 12 A number of the group's members were also injured. It's currently unclear how many died and how many were hurt. In its post, the troupe wrote: "The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devasted by this terrible tragedy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade. "Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness. "While performing the grannies enjoyed hearing...
    White House officials insisted on Tuesday that President Joe Biden does not consider China's President Xi Jinping an 'old friend' after an interpreter said as much during their virtual meeting on Monday.  'You've heard explicitly from the president himself, that he has a longstanding relationship with President Xi,' said White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates on Tuesday.   'They've spent a great deal of time together. They are able to have candid discussions, be direct with each other, which helps them be productive.  'But he does not consider President Xi an old friend,' Bates told reporters.  Biden and Xi spent more than three hours in a virtual summit on Monday night in an effort to ease tensions between the world's two biggest economies President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged pleasantries for the cameras at the top of their virtual summit Monday night Xi appeared to troll Biden by greeting him as an 'old friend' at the meeting - in direct contradiction to repeated denials from both the president and Press Secretary Jen Psaki.  In response, Biden,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — A new partnership between the state and a private company addresses homelessness and drug addiction in Boston. Dozens of people could be moved from the crisis at Mass and Cass to a temporary housing development on the Shattuck Hospital campus in Jamaica Plain. “I think it’s a start to giving individuals a roof over their head like an actual roof over their head, treating individuals like human beings,” said Yahaira Lopez, founder of the South End-Roxbury Community Partnership, a group trying to improve the situation at Mass and Cass. READ MORE: 'Join Us In The Service Of Our Communities,' Michelle Wu Sworn In As Boston's New Mayor‘Sleeping in tents is inhumane, sleeping with rodents is inhumane,” she said. Pallet is an organization the builds shelter villages. The plan is to put 18 cabins on the Shattuck campus that will sleep up to 30 people. The cabins can be assembled quickly, have locks, climate control, and electricity, and provide a safe place to sleep. “At this point, we need to try anything and everything,” said Lopez. “Maybe this...
    Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers that be. Visit us every week to see how you can get involved! At our writer’s workshop this September, and going back through Netroots Nations, one of the subjects I remember addressing several times was how difficult it can be to talk about issues that hit close to home. These issues have an emotional weight on us, and when we write about these issues we want someone to write back to us in the comments with support. We want to know that someone is reading what we have just put down in a story and understands it, or asks to know more. Daily Kos has offered our community and our staff opportunities to talk about truly complex issues and to express how we feel to a community we hope will support us, for...
    The COVID-19 pandemic caused a large number of Americans to experience symptoms of depression, a new study finds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare System, a Salt Lake City-based system that serves much of the Rocky Mountain region, surveyed patients at their facilities on mental health status before and during the pandemic. They found that Americans who were already depressed before the pandemic started saw their symptoms worsen. The team also found that depression could have a negative impact on a person's health with depressed patients 2.8 times as likely to go to an emergency room due to struggles with anxiety. Around 40% of people reported symptoms of depression when screened by doctors at Intermountain Healthcare System during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who had depression before the pandemic reported that their symptoms had worsened (file photo) 'These findings are significant,' said Dr Heidi May, principal investigator of the study and cardiovascular epidemiologist at the Intermountain, in a statement. 'In looking at the first year of the pandemic, we are already seeing the mental health effects on our patients.' Patients who received treatment...
    As the U.S. closes in on its second year of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death toll in red America has surpassed that of blue America, a new analysis finds. DailyMail.com looked at data from 40 counties where Donald Trump or Joe Biden won at least 60 percent of the vote in the last presidential election in the four most populous states: California, Florida, New York and Texas. At the beginning of 2021, the cumulative Covid death toll per 100,000 people in blue counties was higher than that in red counties, but not by much. The two started to diverge in the spring and, by November, Trump counties were recording death tolls 1.3 times higher than Biden counties were. This is similar to the pattern seen on state-by-state basis.  In Florida, for example, the per capita death toll in Trump counties this month is 1.6 times higher than in Biden counties. The main reason for the disparity is vaccines. COVID-19 death tolls were similar in red states and blue states at the start of the year, but this changed after the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami expressed gratitude to the heroes who are serving and have served on Veterans Day. During a ceremony at Miami City Hall, representatives from the city along with police and fire rescue thanked those for their service. READ MORE: 'Dolphin Tale' Star Illness Prompts Aquarium To Close For One Day“To you, I thank you for your service, your sacrifice and you have our utmost gratitude,” said Miami Chief of Police Miami and US Army Veteran Manny Morales. The honor guard and a ceremonial ringing of the bell to honor the men and women who literally risk it all for our country. “This is our way of thanking them for their selfless service and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Miami Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Robert Jorge. Miami Police, Miami Fire Rescue, and city officials came together to show their support and to shed light on the challenges many veterans face when they return home, especially those who return with medical needs “They should not have to fight to prove...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Thursday, we celebrate the brave men and women who have served this nation through service in our military branches. Many local businesses and national chains are offering discounts and free products and services to those who have served. Some offers have restrictions so please check the individual websites before heading over to receive your discount or free item. Offers are available Thursday, November 11th only, unless otherwise noted. Retail Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off entire purchase (November 11th-13th) Great Clips: Free haircut Office Depot/OfficeMax: 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchase (November 11th-13th) Sport Clips: Free haircut Staples: 25% discount (November 7th – November 13th) uBreakiFix: 20% off computer services Walgreens: 20% off regular price eligible items (November 11th-14th) Fast Food/Convenience Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 boneless wings and fries Dunkin’: Free donut Farmer Boys: Free Big Cheese Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut of choice and small coffee Little Caesars: Free lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pilot Flying J: Free meal Starbucks: Free tall hot brewed coffee TCBY: Free six ounces of...
    Health authorities in France and Germany recommended against the Moderna vaccine for those under 30 on Wednesday, citing the risk of heart inflammation. Germany’s Standing Commission on Vaccination recommended that those under 30 only receive the Pfizer vaccine, Forbes reported. (RELATED: Sanjay Gupta Left Nearly Speechless As Joe Rogan Explains Why Some Parents Do Not Want To Vaccinate Their Kids) French health authorities, who said the risk of heart inflammation in those under 30 is five times higher with the Moderna vaccine than Pfizer’s, also recommend against the shot for this age demographic, Reuters reported. The Haute Autorite de Sante advises the French health sector but does not have the power to license or ban drugs, according to Reuters. France utilizes a vaccine passport system which requires people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering public spaces such as restaurants and gyms, and it will require booster shots for vaccine passports starting in December, according to Politico. Germany also has a vaccine passport system. People over the age of 65 in France will now have to get a third booster...
    The outlet said that the probe started after Rodgers tested positive for the illness. The quarterback is required to isolate for 10 days but is eligible to return to the team on Saturday, which is the day prior to their game against the Seattle Seahawks. "The violations included the unvaccinated Rodgers not wearing a mask during his news conferences and because the team did not report that Rodgers and Lazard attended a Halloween party, even though it was away from the team facility. By attending, Rodgers and Lazard violated the protocol that prevents unvaccinated players from gathering in groups of more than three, which was the reason for their fine," ESPN reported.
    The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack just dropped another round of subpoenas, its second batch this week, as it circles closer and closer to the former president, Donald Trump. Among the ten on Tuesday's list include former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and former Trump senior advisor, the architect of his child separation policy, Stephen Miller. Others on Tuesday's list include Johnny McEntee, who began working for the Trump White House as a the college student, was fired over security concerns, then rehired to head the White House's personnel office. Also, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, Keith Kellog, and Kenneth Klukowski, a former attorney for the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council. The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony to the following individuals:\nNicholas Luna\nMolly Michael\nBen Williamson\nChristopher Liddell\nJohn McEntee\nKeith Kellogg\nKayleigh McEnany\nStephen Miller\nCassidy Hutchinson\nKenneth Klukowski — January 6th Committee (@January 6th Committee) 1636488706 From Your Site Articles
    Frightened New York City students are taking guns, tasers and pepper spray to school, prompting a surge in weapons seizures in the nation's largest education system as crime continues to plague the Big Apple.  Police have seized 787 weapons at city schools since July 1, an increase of 28 percent from the same time period in 2019 and 2018. The students who were caught bringing weapons to school cited concerns over safety during their commutes as the city saw a surge in violent crime amid the pandemic. 'What we see happening with our young people is indicative of what's happening in the city as a whole,' Mark Rampersant, Education Department security director, told the Daily News. 'They don't feel safe as they transition through multiple communities traveling to school.'  According to data from the New York Police Department, 124 city residents under the age of 18 were shot - 21 fatally - in the first 10 months of the year. The previous year, 98 minors were shot, seven fatally, during the same time period.  'What the pandemic did is just...
    I’m elated that I get an extra hour of sleep today, now that we are no longer on Daylight Saving Time here in New York. I keep saying “fall back, spring forward” to remember to set a few of the windup clocks I have in the house. Thankfully, my computer and cell phone reset themselves automatically. For today’s Black Music Sunday, we’ll be exploring songs about time. Whether it’s tick-tock sounds, metronomes, keeping time, doing time, two-timing lovers, the changing times, or time repeating, time in some form has been a theme in popular music and across multiple genres. So take a little of your spare time today, and give a listen. Let’s kick this journey into time off with the Chambers Brothers. xThe Chambers Brothers pic.twitter.com/jmDa8ySyAN— peterkidder (@peterkidder) November 3, 2021 First some background on the group, from music historian Richie Unterberger’s liner notes for the 2007 reissue of their 1968 LP, Shout.  Many African-American soul and rock greats came from humble origins, but few came from as humble circumstances as the Chambers Brothers did. Willie, Joe, Lester, and George Chambers were just four brothers in a family also...
    President Joe Biden, two former presidents, and one former presidential candidate visited the nation's capital Friday to attend the funeral of Colin Powell. Biden and his wife, Jill, attended the funeral for Powell, the former secretary of state who died on Oct. 18. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush, along with 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama, were also in attendance. Former President Bill Clinton was not able to attend due to recovering from an infection for which he was briefly hospitalized last month. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive and greet from left, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the funeral for former Secretary of State Colin Powell at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik/AP President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet from left, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama...
    In newly revealed text messages to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the CEO of McDonald's appeared to blame the parents of two children who were shot and killed in the city, which is experiencing a dramatic spike in violent crime. CEO Chris Kempczinski sent the controversial message to Lightfoot on April 19, after meeting with the Democrat at McDonald's headquarters in Chicago, texts revealed in a public records request show.  The message references the slaying of seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who was shot dead as she sat in her father's car at a McDonald's drive-thru in an apparent gangland ambush targeting the dad, and the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who dropped a gun to the ground less than a second before a cop fatally shot him during a foot chase at 2.30am.  Kempczinski's text calls them 'tragic shootings' and adds: 'With both, the parents failed those kids which I know is something you can't say. Even harder to fix.' The CEO of McDonald's Chris Kempczinski appeared to blame the parents of two children who were shot and killed in the city, which...
    Health care workers who contracted COVID-19 and then got the vaccine had higher antibody levels than those who only got their shots, a new study suggests. Researchers compared medical employees who caught the virus before getting their first dose to those who had no history of previous infection. They found that antibody levels generated in patients with a past case of Covid were up to 56 percent higher than those who had never contracted the virus. What's more, the team, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, found that antibody levels were boosted even further if the worker had tested positive for COVID-19 more than 90 days before being vaccinated.  A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine compared vaccinated health care workers with and without a past case of COVID-19. Pictured: Dentist Monique Iskarous (left) receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Darlene Dickens-Jeffers, r in Anaheim, California, January 2021   Employees who had previously been infected had antibody levels 14% higher than those with a past confirmed infection one month after the second dose. After three months,...
    Pfizer-BioNTech's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines are less effective against hospitalization among immunocompromised people than in those without weakened immune systems, a new report finds. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at patients hospitalized with the virus in 2021 across the country. They found two shots were 77 percent effective at preventing hospitalization among immunocompromised Americans compared to 90 percent among people who are not. The team says the findings show that, although the immunocompromised benefit from vaccination, they are less protected and therefore should get booster shots to prevent severe illness and death  A new CDC report found 24.8% of unvaccinated non-immunocompromised patients tested positive for the virus as did 3.8% of fully vaccinated patients. By comparison, 11.8% of unvaccinated immunocompromised and 3.9% fully vaccinated immunocompromised contracted Covid Pfizer and Moderna shots were found to be 77% effective at preventing hospitalization among the immunocompromised compared to 90% among those who are not. Pictured: Justin Moles, 32, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Buffalo, West Virginia, March 2021 As many as three...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch health council advised the government Tuesday to begin giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to everybody 60 and older and residents of nursing homes, saying it was seeing indications that COVID-19 protection was waning among older people. “To get ahead of an increase in serious illness, the council advises the health minister to start offering boosters now,” the council said. The government, which was set to reimpose some COVID-19 preventive measures later Tuesday, usually follows the health council’s advice. Other European countries already have begun giving booster shots. France started giving boosters to people over 65 two months ago. Just under 80% of adults in the Netherlands are fully vaccinated. The government already has begun giving booster shots to people with severely compromised immune systems. COVID-19 cases have been rising sharply for weeks in the Netherlands. The country’s public health institute reported Tuesday that infections rose 39% compared to the week earlier and hospital admissions were up 31% amid a weeks-long rise that began soon after the government ended most remaining lockdown restrictions in...
    (CNN)Families are spreading bulks of marigold petals, lighting up candles for their loved ones and some are even wearing colorful skull makeup. It's Día de los Muertos. The Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, extends over the first two days of November and has nothing to do with Halloween. It's an ode to the afterlife and a reminder that death is nothing to be afraid of.If you enjoyed Disney's animated film "Coco," here are the many ways people celebrate the Día de los Muertos holiday.Artisans make colorful sugar skulls Read MoreSkulls made and decorated with sugar decorate altars and are given as gifts for Día de los Muertos.Skulls were a powerful symbol in the Aztec culture, and some were used as tribute to Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of death. To celebrate the holiday, artisans spend hours turning sugar, hot water and lime into a sugar paste similar to caramel that they mold into skull-shaped treats of all sizes.These treats are then decorated with icing, multi-colored foil and sometimes feathers. Calaveritas are for the most part edible, but people...
    Pregnant and breastfeeding women have slower immune responses to the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine than those who aren't mothers, a new study suggests. Researchers compared 95 mothers-to-be and new mothers to 16 non-pregnant women, all of whom were fully vaccinated.  They found that expecting and lactating women had fewer antibodies than other women after the initial dose, but their levels returned to 'normal' following the second shot. The team - from Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School in the Boston area - says the findings show how important it is that pregnant and breastfeeding women receive the second dose on time to lower their risk of serious illness and death from the virus. A new study compared 84 pregnant women, 31 breastfeeding women and 16 non-pregnant women, all of whom were fully vaccinated against Covid. Pictured: A  pregnant woman waits in line for groceries during a food pantry at St Mary's Church in Waltham, Massachusetts, May 2020 After the first dose, pregnant (blue) and breastfeeding women (purple) had lower antibody levels than non-pregnant...
    A student at one of America's most famous historically-female colleges implored bosses to install tampon and sanitary pad dispeners in men's bathrooms to be more inclusive to 'those with uteruses'  Smith College student writer Jade Mosely made the suggestion in a piece entitled Smith Has A Period Problem for the college's paper The Sophian. While the college, based in Northampton, Massachusetts is famed for being women only, it has started admitting male students to its graduate programs in recent years. Mosely wrote that Smith's current policy on period products is indicative of the $56,000-a-year educational institution 'adopting a clandestine attitude towards menstruation to cater to cisgender men.'  The student journalist went on to write that Smith 'is not exempt from the widespread effects of period poverty by virtue alone'  and urged the institution to 'take the hygienic needs of its.. students of varying identities... seriously.' Not providing free and accessible menstrual products to students, the writer proclaimed, is a 'deliberate choice' that 'sends a clear message to menstruating students about the lack of care for their wellbeing.'  The opinion piece,...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that the reconciliation bill should push “money to people without college degrees who are in the working class,” but right now, he doesn’t see that being the approach to what gets taken out of and left in the package. Brooks said, “Some choices, I think, are quite unfortunate. They’ve put at risk the size of the child tax credit, which I think is the single best thing in the whole bill, which really does reduce childhood poverty to a great degree. Some choices they could wander into could be very good choices. They’ve lost the core of the climate change. But senators like Ron Wyden, Democrat from Oregon, is talking about a carbon tax, and that would solve a lot of things at once. It would help reduce carbon emissions, but also raise revenue to pay for this stuff. And so, I still think a lot is under negotiation. And what I’m looking for is, is there a theme to what they leave in and what they take out?...
    When Cruz, who has served as a senator from Texas since 2013, was asked during a Fox News interview if the bill will go anywhere, he said that "the Democrats aren't gonna move it because they're, they're perfectly happy being hypocrites." The U.S. experienced a massive influx of migrants during fiscal year 2021, recording large numbers of southwest land border encounters. Democrats need to face the disaster of their policies and the humanitarian misery they are causing. That’s why I’v… https://t.co/GCkGdwucaF — Senator Ted Cruz (@Senator Ted Cruz) 1634653827.0
    THE NEXT Full Moon, the Hunter's Moon is on October 20th, in the sign of Aries. Full Moons are an emotionally charged time of the month, and therefore a good time to pause for self-reflection, the Hunter's Moon favours thought over action. 13Kerry King reveals what is in store for your star sign With the Full Moon in Aries, this is the ideal time to think over past events, release any baggage holding you down, finalise projects and start planning your next move. This particular Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Libra forms an opposition to the Moon in Aries, Aries and Libra are opposite poles and as such, this Full Moon is likely to bring forth emotional discussions with people close to us about how we REALLY feel about them and our relationship. Issues about boundaries, power dynamics, control, equality, and fairness are all on the table, and ready to be analysed. This need for self-reflection is due to imbalances in your romantic relationship, but it could extend to a beloved friend, family member,...
    Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack Donald Trump's website on Monday and published a video of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a quote about Allah on the homepage. Visitors clicking onto the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker saying: 'Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray.' RootAyyildiz has taken credit for hacking donaldjtrump.com and publishing the Islamist message.  The page, run by Trump's Save America PAC was back to normal later Monday with a photo of the former president outside the White House and a link to give donations. Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack Donald Trump's website on Monday and published a photo of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an excerpt from a speech on the homepage. Visitors clicking onto the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker saying: 'Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray.' While banned on most social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram, Trump has been using his Save...
    DONALD Trump's website was hacked by a Turkish and Muslim Hacktivist warning, "do not be like those who forgot Allah." Hacker RootAyyildiz took credit for the hacking of the former president's donaldjtrump.com website on Monday. 1Donald Trump's website was hacked on MondayCredit: AFP The message, written in Turkish, said: "Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. Here they really went astray." More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS. We pay for your stories!Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has argued that he has been an easy target for conspiracy theorists because he makes recommendations based on 'science, data and hard facts' - and that becomes an 'inconvenient truth' for them. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Fauci said: 'I have stood for always making science data and evidence, be what we guide ourselves by and I think people who feel differently, who have conspiracy theories, who deny reality, that's looking them straight in the eye.' 'Those are people that don't particularly care for me, and that's understandable because what I do and I try very hard is to be guided by the truth. Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me.'  The immunologist, reiterating that 'under normal circumstances' — which he notes we currently are not in — he is 'not comfortable' telling people how to act. However, he argued that a fifth wave of the virus is possible if there is not a spike in vaccinations and is once again encouraging Americans to get the jab. Dr. Anthony Fauci claims he...
    An advisory committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted to recommend approval of booster doses of Moderna's COVID-19. The boosters have only been approved for older adults aged 65 and older and those who are at high risk of developing a severe case of the virus due to underlying conditions.  It comes almost exactly one month after the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) approved boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine  The FDA's advisory committee has voted to recommend approval of Covid booster shots of Moderna's vaccine. Pictured: A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in New York City, January 2021 In August, the White House that COVID-19  vaccine booster shots would be rolled out for all Americans starting September 20. At the time, the Biden administration released studies citing waning immunity and the ability of the Delta variant to cause breakthrough infections. However, officials at the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pushed back, saying there wasn't enough evidence that the efficacy of the vaccines were declining. This lead to...
    Strolling home from a beach yoga session near Lifeguard Tower 14, not far from the crews working to contain the massive oil spill from an offshore pipe, Julie Green passed a vestige of her city’s petroleum-steeped history. It was a solitary pump jack, encircled by barbed-wire fencing and squeezed incongruously between pricey homes on 14th Street and Pacific Coast Highway. For longtime Huntington Beach residents, the surviving oil wells seem to fade into the background, like the tall palms and the distant freight ships. “I don’t even really notice it,” said Green, 56, who came to the city in the mid-1980s. “It’s just part of the landscape.” The oil industry’s presence on that landscape was once overpowering. Huntington Beach used to boast the nickname Oil City, and famous 1920s photos depict beachgoers in the shadow of towering wooden oil derricks that seemed to brood apocalyptically over the coast. Huntington Beach High School’s football team is still called the Oilers, and its icon is an oil derrick. But the city now brands itself as Surf City, and multimillion-dollar homes, gated communities...
    After several hours on the phone with Trino Jimenez and Melvin Carroll, I decided to end the interview with what felt like an innocuous question: Could we photograph them for the story? It had been our second time talking about their unlikely friendship. In February 1986, Carroll had violently murdered Jimenez’s oldest brother, Julio, during a car theft in South Los Angeles. My story would explore how nearly 29 years later, a letter that Jimenez sent Carroll in prison led to a lengthy correspondence and ultimately a meeting that would change both men. Carroll began to feel remorse for his crime. Jimenez became empowered by the effect his forgiveness had on Carroll. But after I asked about the photo, Carroll angrily hung up the phone. “Your question tells me you don’t understand anything,” he said before clicking off. Jimenez and I were left wondering why he had gotten so upset. I called Carroll two days later to apologize. I said I hadn’t realized that he might be worried about whether additional exposure could jeopardize his safety — a theory that...
    Cheo Feliciano sings Anacaona in the film "Yo Soy La Salsa" Sheer joy. That’s what happens when you put on salsa music; even if you aren’t up and dancing to the rhythms, you somehow feel like you are doing so. I’m dedicating today’s Black Music Sunday to the Afro-Puerto Ricans who were the heart and soul of the music that came to be known as “salsa.” It’s a musical tradition that has evolved over time; with roots in Africa, a birthplace in Cuba, and evolution via New York Puerto Ricans, it’s a genre known for embracing musicians and adherents from diverse backgrounds. Salsa is now a global phenomenon for audiences of all ethnicities who love to dance. Even as we celebrate, this year has been a sad one for salseros and salseras everywhere. We lost Johnny Pacheco on Feb. 15, Larry Harlow on Aug. 20, and most recently, Roberto Roena on Sept. 23. They have now joined the big band in the sky, and if you listen closely on a rainy day, perhaps you can hear the clave from above the clouds, and the distant sound of...
    LOS ANGELES -- Life can get busy sometimes, but when you add the effects of a global pandemic on top of your day-to-day duties, a mental fog is expected.But could mapping your brain be the key to fixing it? It's possible.Eyewitness News spoke with Karen Odell, the CEO of Neurologics, a company that specializes in brain mapping and brain training for people struggling with traumatic brain injuries and neurological disorders.She says what they do isn't new, but rather new use for old technology that's approved by the Federal Drug Administration."We do brain mapping and brain engineering for peak performance," said Odell. "It's like a trainer for your brain, totally not invasive, FDA-registered, and it takes you through a series of exercises that are customized based on your brain map. That trainer has those protocols loaded and will take me through those exercises in a 50-minute session, and that happens three times a week, and then every two months we re-map the brain to be able to compare the baseline map to the progress being made."Odell said some of her team's...
    The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted health care for millions of Americans, and could have had a particularly devastating impact on people suffering from kidney failure, a new study finds.  Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, gathered nationwide data on kidney failure treatment, with a specific focus on patients beginning new treatment. They found the overall initiation of kidney failure treatment declined by 30 percent during the first wave of the pandemic. Black people and people who live in counties harder struck by Covid accounted for the largest portion of the decline. Patients who initiated treatment often did so at later points, by which time their kidneys were in worse condition.  The research shows how the pandemic prevented many Americans from seeking care or made them fearful of doing so, with potentially deadly consequences. Researchers found a sharp, 30%, decline in Americans seeking out treatment for kidney failure early in the pandemic, with a particularly sharp drop in April Americans waited longer to get transplants or begin dialysis for kidney failure last year, leading to them initiating treatment at points...
    KATE Middleton is known for elegant style and perfect blow dries - but perhaps her legs are her real crown jewels. The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, recently hit the tennis court with US Open champion Emma Raducanu and showed off her slender pins in a rare outfit that finished above her knees. 7Kate Middleton recently showed off her athletic legs when she hit the tennis court with US Open champion Emma RaducanuCredit: Getty 7The mum-of-three wore an uncharacteristically short skirt for the occasion which showed off her 'killer legs'Credit: Getty Sporty Kate keeps her trim figure by doing Pilates, running and skiing But how does the royal mum-of-three achieve her "killer legs" - as Prince Harry once called them? Pilates While the Middleton genetics clearly play a significant role in her legs, Kate is known to love staying fit and active. She’s an avid skier, some even say better than Prince William, and the duchess likes to workout doing yoga and Pilates. The active duchess has also enjoyed rowing, cross-country running and hockey in the past too. Palace workouts A...
    Top Republican politicians and parents expressed outrage at President Joe Biden's push to 'silence parents' who oppose or show dissent to the wave of woke school boards pushing CRT and COVID restrictions on their children.  On September 29, the National Association of School Boards (NASB) sent a letter to President Joe Biden claiming that 'America's public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat' due to 'attacks...for approving policies for masks'. The letter likened parents' objections to 'a form of domestic terrorism' and fueled outrage. Asra Nomani, a mom and the vice president of investigations and strategy at Parents Defending Education (PDE) , took to Twitter to express the 'serious problem' of classifying parents as 'domestic terrorists'.  'This is what a domestic terrorist looks like? You are criminalizing parenting, and you owe the people of America a swift apology.  An impassioned mother and the vice president of investigations and strategy at Parents Defending Education Asra Nomani (pictured) took to Twitter to respond to the NASB letter. She saidL 'This is what a domestic terrorist looks like? You are criminalizing parenting, and...
    Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., slammed the lack of accountability faced by mobs and violent thugs who have threatened her family.  In a pair of tweets Tuesday, Paul recounted the times she and her husband were targeted – yet authorities took no action against the culprits.  She referenced the time a "Republican-hating woman" called Sen. Paul’s D.C. Senate office, threatening to shoot his entire staff. She said she had just learned that that person will not be charged.  MISSOURI AG BLASTS DOJ DIRECTIVE AS ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXPANSION’ OF FEDERAL POWER AS CRITICISM MOUNTS No one faced charges for the time she and her husband were attacked by a mob as the pair made their way back to a hotel following Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention acceptance speech at the White House last year. Neither did anyone face charges for fake anthrax and death threats being sent to their home, she said.  "I’m exhausted and angry," Paul wrote. She noted that people who "express indignation at a school board meeting" about Critical Race Theory or mask mandates will be...
    CNN host Don Lemon on Tuesday criticized those comparing last summer’s riots to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The New Day segment was about a U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, during sentencing of a Jan. 6 rioter to 45 days in jail, saying that “To compare the actions of people around the country protesting, mostly peacefully, for civil rights, to a violent mob seeking to overthrow the lawfully elected government is a false equivalency and downplays the very real danger that the crowd on Jan. 6 posed to our democracy.” After reading that quote, co-host John Berman mentioned that another federal judge, Trevor McFadden, said while sentencing another Jan. 6 rioter, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and the mobs in the city.” “A tale of two judges,” said Berman, teeing up Lemon. Lemon said: One of them operating in reality, the other one operating not so much in reality. There are judges who more than that one judge saying that these people are being handed lenient sentences and wondering why prosecutors and the Justice Department,...
    (CNN)Louisiana is launching a sheltering program for those "currently living in unsafe or unsanitary" conditions due to damage from Hurricane Ida, which slammed into the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm more than five weeks ago, officials said Monday.The Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program will provide temporary housing to those in parishes heavily impacted by Ida where other shelter options are unavailable, according to a news release from Gov. John Bel Edwards' office, which called some storm survivors' living conditions unacceptable. Caskets are still scattered around a Louisiana community as residents struggle to recover from Hurricane IdaThe housing options may include hotels, base camps, crew barges, or recreational vehicles, including travel trailers that typically hitch to an existing vehicle, the release said. The "non-congregate" options are intended to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 while allowing individuals and families to live as close as possible as they repair their damaged homes, according to the governor's office.Hurricane Ida roared ashore near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, packing powerful sustained winds of up to 150 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended 50 miles...
    The full scope of this weekend’s oil spill in Orange County remains unclear. But the leak of at least 126,000 gallons of crude oil is one of the largest in recent years in California. However, the size is still far less than several other catastrophic spills in the state and elsewhere. Oil from the spill reached some marshes and wetland areas Sunday. A day later, it was moving south toward the sensitive coves around Laguna Beach. The overall impact is still hard to assess at this point. But the amount of dumped oil is still only a fraction of the worst spills in history. Here is a look at some past oil spills in California and beyond: California A sign at the Huntington Beach Pier warns of the oil spill on Sunday.(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times) 1969: Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969 spewed an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, creating a slick 35 miles long along California’s coast and killing thousands of birds, fish and sea mammals. Following that spill,...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Do you want to be greedy? I want to be greedy. I’m going to get greedy real quick. Ready? Here goes: WE WERE ROBBED!!! Yes, the Buccaneers-Patriots game was light years better than most of us anticipated. It was competitive. It had a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Good plays, bad plays, Tom Brady cheers, Tom Brady boos, severe swings of emotions. It was all there. Nobody should have any complaints. But I do. Because … WE WERE ROBBED!!! From 56 yards out…. so close. ????: #TBvsNE on NBC????: https://t.co/50pf7DlJse pic.twitter.com/NfdQM9KOgi — NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2021 What we were robbed of was that kick bouncing through the uprights instead of off the upright. Because do you know what we would’ve gotten to watch if that kick had been good? We would’ve gotten to see Tom Brady, getting the ball, with 55 seconds left on the clock, in the rain, with one timeout in his back pocket, needing only to get into a field goal range. That’s what was at stake when the...