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Rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming event detected over Antarctica : worldnews

World's rarest whale may have washed up on New Zealand beach | AP News

Six people found dead in Bangkok hotel drank cyanide from teacups, police say : worldnews

Japan arranging to shoulder $3.3 billion in G7 loans for Ukraine : worldnews
Man sets himself on fire at central Japan city hall; 3 staff injured : worldnews

CIA analyst accused of working as South Korea agent in exchange for Louis Vuitton bags : worldnews
Ex-CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry charged with spying for South Korea in exchange for luxury handbags | World News : worldnews

China is on track to reach its clean energy targets this month -- six years ahead of schedule : worldnews
China is installing the wind and solar equivalent of five large nuclear power stations per week : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: American Caterpillar equipment continues to be supplied to Russia through British dealer Despite Caterpillar's announced exit from Russia, a UK subsidiary Vostochnaya Technika imported $24M+ of CAT gear to Russia through a complex international network / X

(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: The Moscow Stock Exchange is falling ... It is below 2900 for the first time since July 2023. To compensate for sanctions, Russia initiated numerous spending programs which created a bubble. Now the bubble is going to bust. / X

(1) MAKS 24 on X: UK and EU countries intend to strengthen inspections of the Russian oil fleet, - Bloomberg - Russia's "shadow" fleet poses a threat to countries that depend on the world's seas and oceans. Many of them are engaged in activities that violate basic standards and regulations. / X

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: Russia is deploying even more ancient T-54 tanks. The prototype of this tank has been developed in 1945. It is another obvious indicator that Russia is running out of hardware and diving deeper into its storages. Source: Telegram / X

(1) NEXTA on X: Putin has surrounded his bunker with dozens of air defense systems, here are their exact coordinates On Google satellite maps, around Putin's residence in Valdai, we noticed at least 7 air defense systems, 11 surface-to-air missile systems, as well as long-range radar / X

Ukraine's intelligence and cyber volunteers attack nearly 100 Russian web resources : worldnews

Russia spent 3 trillion rubles (approx. $34 billion) on payments to military personnel last year. This amounts to about 8% of the total federal budget expenditures. Over the year, the amount spent on payments to the military and their families was twice as much as what was spent on healthcare. : UkraineWarVideoReport

Russia's vast stocks of Soviet-era weaponry are running out. It may have to scale back its offensive in Ukraine. : worldnews

(1) Jim VandeHei on X: Scoop: Netanyahu works behind the scenes to win Trump back / X

Hamas launched 'systematic' attack on civillians on Oct 7, report finds : worldnews

IDF increasingly certain Deif died in strike, says Hamas fighters in 'survival mode' : worldnews
Over half of Hamas' military operatives still alive, IDF report estimates : worldnews

Hamas committed war crimes in October 7 assault on Israel, Human Rights Watch says : worldnews

Zelenskiy Not Afraid of New Trump Presidency as War Drags On : worldnews
Zelenskyy: Ukraine develops own long-range weapons amid Western approval hesitation to deep strike Russia - Euromaidan Press : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 874, Part 1 (Thread #1021) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of July 16, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. / X

Today Another 95 Ukrainians were released from Russian captivity. These are soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, border guards. : UkraineWarVideoReport

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: European Council President Charles Michel responded to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, reminding him that the Council presidency does not grant authority to act on behalf of the EU and that Orban has "no role". Michel stressed that the EU's unanimous support for Ukraine / X
(1) NEXTA on X: MEPs demand Hungary be stripped of its EU voting rights after Orban's trips to Russia and China - Politico 63 EP members have already written a letter to this effect to Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and Roberta Metsola. It states that the Hungarian prime minister "has already caused significant damage by abusing his role in the Council presidency / X

Greece to transfer 32 decommissioned F-16s to Ukraine : worldnews

Mysterious drones keep watch as Ukrainians train in Germany : worldnews

Switzerland opens dozens of Russian sanctions cases : worldnews

Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump to talk Ukraine : worldnews
'Racist ignorance': Brits clap back after Trump VP pick JD Vance calls UK a 'truly Islamist country' : worldnews
JD Vance pick adds to European fears over Trump presidency : worldnews

Paraguay finds 4 tons of cocaine in Belgium sugar shipment : worldnews

Uncontacted tribe sighted in Peruvian Amazon where loggers are active : worldnews
At least 25 dead in Peru crash as bus plunges 600 feet into the Andes : worldnews

Pentagon: Long-range strikes inside Russia prohibited for war not to become a broader conflict that extends beyond Ukraine : worldnews

The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Faces An Uncertain Everything - NationalSecurityJournal

Why Bernie Sanders Is Thanking Elon Musk | The Vermont senator said Musk has done "an exceptional job of demonstrating a point that we have made for years -- and that is the fact we live in an oligarchic society." : politics
(1) Isaac Chotiner on X: New Interview: I talked to Senator Bernie Sanders about why he is both backing Joe Biden, and refusing to say that Biden is capable of serving another term. / X

(1) Nick Field on X: "Puck's Julia Ioffe saw the Zoom video of Saturday's confrontation between Biden and Rep. Crow: "Tell me who the hell that is! Tell me who put NATO back together! Tell me who did something that you've never done with your Bronze Star like my son" / X
(1) Selina Wang on X: Biden tells BET in an interview: "When I originally ran, I said I was gonna be a transitional candidate, and I thought that I'd be able to move from this just pass it on to someone else. But I didn't anticipate things getting so -- divided and quite frankly, I think the only thing age brings a little bit of wisdom. And I think I've demonstrated that I know how to get things done for the country, in spite of the fact that we couldn't get it done. But there's more to do, and I'm reluctant to walk away from that. / X ... Any mention of trump falling asleep at RNC yesterday? If it was Joe, it be the news cycle for 2 weeks!

Schiff calls on Biden to drop out, citing 'serious concerns' he can't win - Los Angeles Times
Biden should drop out, nearly two-thirds of Democrats say: AP-NORC Poll | AP News

/r/Politics' 2024 US Elections Live Thread, Part 10 : politics

Biden set to announce support for major Supreme Court reforms, Washington Post reports : politics
Biden to push for Supreme Court ethics reform, term limits and amendment to overturn immunity ruling, sources say : politics
Biden considers term limits for Supreme Court justices : politics

Court going to remove Aileen Cannon from Trump case: Anti-MAGA lawyer : politics
Editorial: Trump documents case dismissal is a glaring example of judicial activism : politics
Trump's classified documents case heads to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals : politics

Trump sues Gretchen Whitmer for making VA medical centers a designated voter registration site : politics

Biden says he knows what a 'Black job' is. It's vice president of the United States. : politics

The early delegate vote - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Vox has a good explainer on the controversy over whether the Democratic party is going to hold an early virtual delegate vote to choose the party's presidential nominee, rather than voting at the convention in the traditional manner ... This will all have to be resolved within the next week or so, and it's an interesting subtext to the ongoing battle over whether Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee.
How Democrats plan to push Biden nomination forward before convention - Vox An upcoming virtual roll call is deepening Democrats' fight over Biden's spot on the ticket.
Eschaton: Contempt - I supposee I am just guilty of something I frequently accuse reporters of - that they are unoffended by lies as long as they think they are in on it - but there is something extra offensive about Biden's people deceiving "their own side." And not just random voters, but electeds and delegates and the general top apparatus of that amorphous thing we call the Democratic Party ... The head of the DNC spent his day arguing with Nate Silver on twitter and, I dunno, man, anything else going on? Also, don't make me side with Nate.
Biden Opponents Have Six Days to Get Him Out of the Race - The American Prospect A virtual roll call is moving forward, despite no legitimate rationale to formally nominate the president early. Some Biden delegates are trying to whip up an objection campaign.
(1) Sarah Ferris on X: "NEWS: Dems are calling Pelosi with Biden concerns - and she's taking detailed notes of district polls. In one call, Pelosi gave clear indication she wanted Biden off ticket One Dem who spoke to her: "She's the political voice of Dem caucus right now" / X

Donald Trump's Chances of Winning Election Are Declining : politics ... we went to the same schools, had the same history and government classes and teachers, yet they completely forgot everything we learned.
Trump is an authoritarian who must not win. Saying that is not inciting violence : politics
Today's GOP has no past, present, or future. It's just Trump. : politics

Trump shooter remains an elusive enigma days after assassination attempt | AP News

Trump's VP Pick, J.D. Vance, Pushed for Police to Track & Criminalize Abortions : politics
Experts warn JD Vance and Trump are "most dangerous" threat to reproductive rights in US history : politics
JD Vance as VP is "beginning of the end" of women's rights: Mary Trump : politics ... This is the end of the beginning ...
JD Vance once wrote that he 'convinced myself that I was gay' when he was a kid : politics ... Represents Ohio, lives in Virginia, wife works and lives in San Francisco; nothing fishy going on here ... Only two days since he joined the campaign and he's already trying to get ahead of something? The next few months are going to be a rollercoaster indeed.
In Private Speech, J.D. Vance Said the "Devil Is Real" and Praised Alex Jones as a Truth-Teller : politics

Trump's Ugly New Post-Shooting Rant Instantly Wrecks His "Unity" Pivot : politics ... OMG. Did you read it...? He ACTUALLY thinks unity means complete and total capitulation to him

Joe Biden calls for ban on gun used in attempted assassination of Donald Trump : politics

Columbus Police Shot a Man to Death Outside Milwaukee Republican National Convention Perimeter It was outside the convention perimeter, so you probably won't hear much about it.

Republican National Convention Day 2: Delegates Are Leaving Early, Vibes Are Off Meanwhile, the Democrats are also doing their damndest to make their own convention as worthless as possible.

Teamsters president Sean O'Brien faces uproar over RNC speech - The Washington Post One Teamsters executive board member said he was "embarrassed" by Sean O'Brien's speech at the Republican National Convention.

He's got an ethics complaint about paying, sleeping with a 17-year-old; Kevin McCarthy claps back after Matt Gaetz trolls him at RNC : politics

Menendez guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Gee, and his story for having all those gold bars was so convincing! ... 1)Will the Supreme Court act as Menendez's own personal Aileen Cannon as part of its crusade to make bribery legal?

Republicans' War on Divorce Is Just Christian Nationalism in Disguise : politics ... They basically want women to be prisoners - kind of ironic that it mirrors the Islamic views ... It's the same god, so makes a lot of sense

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,668 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of David Dinkins ... I say that because the real issue with Dinkins in our history is how horribly he was treated by the media and by the racism throughout New York City. Dinkins was a good mayor. New York in 1989 was not exactly a great place. Dinkins' successor, the odious Rudy Giuliani, gets most of the credit for cleaning up New York, but Dinkins started almost all of this

New research shows reducing screen time drastically improves your child's mental wellbeing in just 2 weeks : worldnews

Scientist Boyd Bushman: Did he publish evidence of the existence of UFOs before his death? | by Marketa Frydrychova | Medium

Why Do We Look Younger Today? Is The Matrix Draining Our Life Force Energy? | by Alina Pitt | ILLUMINATION | Jun, 2024 | Medium

WTF Quora: how a platform eats itself | by Joan Westenberg | @westenberg | Jun, 2024 | Medium

Slop is the new name for unwanted AI-generated content
Facebook's Shrimp Jesus,Explained

Twisters movie: Twister almost ruined storm chasing. The sequel could do it again. The 1996 movie turned the hobby upside down. Tornado people are battening down the hatches once again.

Katja Herbers on 'Evil''s Final Season & Netflix Resurgence

Night Owls' Cognitive Function 'Superior' to Early Risers, Study Suggests Research on 26,000 people found those who stay up late scored better on intelligence, reasoning and memory tests.

What Do Dreams Really Mean?. I sensed my nightmare was recurring ... | by Kathleen Murphy | Aha! Science | Jun, 2024 | Medium

How to Properly Archive Your Digital Files | WIRED


Melting ice caps slow Earth's spin, lengthening days at 'unprecedented' rate : worldnews
Sea Level Rise - Lawyers, Guns & Money Across the American South, tides are rising at accelerating rates that are among the most extreme on Earth ... It's pretty shocking, he said. "You would think it would increase gradually, it would be a gradual thing. But this is like a major shift." ... In 2022 Hurricane Ian, which came ashore in southwest Florida, was the costliest hurricane in state history and third-costliest to date in the United States, after Katrina in 2005 and Harvey in 2017 ... Well, Ron DeSantis has figured out that the key here is to ban all discussion of climate change. Should work out pretty well.

Climate Zones By Derek Taylor - How Will Your City Feel In The Future?

Number Of Men Who Say They Were Abused By Once-Celebrated J-Pop Agent Johnny Kitagawa Now Nears 1,000 : worldnews

Senior North Korean Diplomat Based in Cuba Defects to South Korea : worldnews

'13 of 15 non-Russians in military unit dead': Indians seek return : worldnews

650,000 people have reportedly left Russia permanently since the invasion of Ukraine : worldnews

Ukrainian intelligence hacks Russian websites, replaces homepages with pig head pictures : worldnews

EU urges Russia to admit responsibility for downing MH17 plane on its 10th anniversary : worldnews

Putins Biggest Dilema - A Reawakened NATO Military Alliance - Part One : UkraineWarVideoReport

Uganda Tiktoker jailed for six years for insulting President Yoweri Museveni : worldnews

US received intel of Iranian plot to assassinate Trump, CNN reports : worldnews

IDF finds Hamas rebuilds military capabilities in UNRWA HQ : worldnews

Zelenskiy proposes legislation to strip awards from Ukrainian 'traitors' : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 873, Part 1 (Thread #1020) : worldnews

Russian offensive in Kharkiv region failed - Zelenskyy : worldnews

Romania authorises killing of around 500 bears after 19-year-old woman mauled to death : worldnews

'Dangerous, Heavily Polluting' U.S. Pickups Increase On European Roads : worldnews

Germany bans right-wing extremist Compact magazine : worldnews

Macron accepts resignation of his prime minister : worldnews

According to Vance, the UK is an "Islamist state with nukes" : worldnews
Every water firm in England and Wales under investigation over sewage spills : worldnews

Six tonnes of cocaine found in banana shipment : worldnews

The majestic bald eagle is thriving again, to the delight of Massachusetts birders and photographers alike - The Boston Globe undefined

The Supreme Court's Immunity Ruling: "No One Can Guarantee that Trump Is the Last Maniacal Sociopath Who Will Want Power in America" : politics
Biden set to announce support for major Supreme Court changes : politics
Biden set to announce support for major Supreme Court reforms - The Washington Post - Plans include proposals for legislation to establish term limits for the justices and an enforceable ethics code.
Bye, bye Aileen | Judge Cannon's dismissal of Trump's documents case is likely to be overturned — and she's likely to get the boot : politics

Biden to call for 5% cap on annual rent increases, as he tries to show plans to tame inflation : politics

Ridin' With Biden - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Biden turns focus on Trump's rhetoric: 'I'm not the guy that refused to accept the outcome of the election' | After some Republicans alleged Biden incited Trump's would-be assassin, the president said the real problem is his rival's rhetoric. : politics

AOC to anonymous Democrat who said party resigned to Trump win: 'Retire' : politics

Discussion Thread: 2024 Republican National Convention, Day 2 : politics
This Is the Most Extreme Presidential Ticket in Modern American History : politics

GOP Officially Nominates Coup-Attempting, Convicted Criminal Donald Trump For President : politics

Thousands of RNC protesters denounce Trump, GOP agenda in Milwaukee : politics
Milwaukee Protesters to Trump: 'Get the F-ck Out of Here' : politics

Sen. Mitch McConnell Booed at Republican National Convention : politics

Megathread: Former President Trump Selects Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as His Vice Presidential Running Mate : politics
Peter Thiel's fake-Appalachian messenger boy is Trump's choice for vice president - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A movement of the lesser intelligentsia - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Vance is a perfect representative of MAGA: ... The sociologist Michael Mann writes that "Fascism was a movement of the lesser intelligentsia." The hillbilly-whisperer Vance is practically chief of that party. And no one is more ecstatic to have their man on the inside as the online reactionary demimonde ... One thing Vance has that your Little Marcos and Scotts and various governors of North Dakota don't have is an intimate relationship with young groypers as well as with post-liberal semi-intellectuals. His strong belief in the anti-democratic beliefs of both factions we'll leave for the next post.
'Less integrity than a Boeing 737': Comedian 'liberal redneck' recounts night out with JD Vance -

J.D. Vance Caught on Video Telling Far-Right Group Alex Jones Is Right : politics
New Audio Reveals J.D. Vance's Deep Hatred for Trump : politics

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People - The American Conservative - Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance explains what America doesn't understand about the outsiders elites despise (2016 Dreher)
The Meaning of JD Vance - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front - The Politics of National Despair Incarnate - The selection of JD Vance as Vice Presidential seems to be an act of supreme confidence by Trump. Biden barely looks alive and Trump survived; It looks like Trump will run away with it. So why not pick the most MAGA of the contenders?

Who Goes Nazi?, by Dorothy Thompson ... Believe me, nice people don't go Nazi. Their race, color, creed, or social condition is not the criterion. It is something in them.
Who Goes Nazi?, by Dorothy Thompson
Who Goes Nazi? - Wikipedia ... She posits that support for Nazism is not formed on the basis of class, nationality, or race, but that the ideology "appeals to a certain type of mind."[1] ... Thompson concludes that individuals most likely to go Nazi are those who are ruthless and cerebral, are embittered by their circumstances, are easily deceived, and/or would opportunistically seek to be close to power if Nazism was ascendant, summarizing that "the frustrated and humiliated intellectual, the rich and scared speculator, the spoiled son, the labor tyrant, the fellow who has achieved success by smelling out the wind of success - they would all go Nazi in a crisis."[1]

Elon Musk is donating $45 million monthly to Trump-supporting PAC : politics

In Leaked Phone Call, Trump Tries to Coax Kennedy Into His Camp : politics
Leaked video shows Trump criticizing vaccines on phone with RFK Jr. : politics

Teflon Don - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump Does Not Get Post-Shooting Poll Boost : politics

Trump hasn't contacted the family of his supporter who died during the assassination attempt, his wife told the New York Post : politics
Trump hasn't called family of supporter killed at rally, wife says : politics
Thomas Matthew Crooks Had Donald Trump Signs in His Yard -- Neighbor : politics -
Trump Rally Gunman 'Didn't Want Attention in School, Classmates Said - The New York Times - Fellow students described the gunman, Thomas Crooks, as intelligent but solitary, someone who tried to avoid teasing by his classmates.

Trump Proves in Unhinged Post That Shooting Hasn't Changed Anything : politics

Waving the bloody t-shirt - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Facts don't do what I want them to - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Latest Biden vs. Trump Polls: Who's Ahead in 2024 Presidential Election? - The New York Times
Like soldiers in a winter's night with a vow to defend - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Senate Democrats tell Menendez to resign or face expulsion after guilty verdict : politics

School Vouchers Were Supposed to Save Taxpayer Money. Instead They Blew a Massive Hole in Arizona’s Budget. : politics

Texas judge orders sheriff, school district to release Uvalde school shooting records : politics

Fighting for Democracy in Arkansas - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the bullshit that Arkansas's Secretary of State used to try and stop voters from deciding whether abortion will be legal in that state.

The Demon Slayers, by Sam Kestenbaum - The new age of American exorcisms

The 200+ Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2024 | Reviews by Wirecutter undefined

LGM Podcast: Black Officer, White Navy - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Why the Ark of the Covenant is one of history's enduring mysteries - Archaeologists are skeptical that this ancient artifact can be found.

These Early Humans Lived 300,000 Years Ago—But Had Modern Faces - To paleoanthropologists, the combination of this site’s age and location serve as a powerful reminder that the evolution of modern humans was likely more ancient, and more dispersed across Africa, than previous discoveries suggested. HOVERAir X1 Drone with Camera, Self-Flying Camera Drone with Follow Me Mode, Foldable Mini Drone with HDR Video Capture, Palm Takeoff, Intelligent Flight Paths, Hands-Free Control Black (Combo) : Toys & Games

[Letter from Vermont] On Stones - Carving in the granite capital of the world

Karen Read update: fanatics still protesting, awaiting a 2nd trial The judge in the Karen Read trial declared a mistrial. It triggered a cliffhanger -- and in some, an even deeper obsession.


Underground Moon cave big enough to become lunar base, say scientists : worldnews

South Korea to mass produce lasers that can take out drones at $1.50 a hit : worldnews

US renews call on China to stop aggressive actions in disputed sea, where hostilities have flared : worldnews
China’s Economy Slows Sharply as Housing Troubles Squeeze Spending : worldnews
China's emissions of two potent greenhouse gases rise 78% in decade : worldnews

Russia reaches out to Pentagon for call after NATO summit : worldnews

Russia accuses US of bankrolling Ukrainian attempts to assassinate Putin : worldnews

US journalist Masha Gessen is convicted in absentia in Russia for criticizing the military : worldnews

Russia has lost at least 100 of the T-90M tanks Putin praised as the 'world's best' in Ukraine, tracker data shows : worldnews

(1) PS01 on X: The Russian Central Bank suspends the publication of statistics on the over-the-counter foreign exchange market. / X
(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: RUSSIA'S ECONOMIC CRISIS : Basic products are rising sharply in Russia, far outpacing inflation. Eggs this summer jumped in price by 42%, bananas by 48%, tomatoes by 39.5%, beets by 53%, apples by 33%, and potatoes by 25%, Inflation is currently 9.2%. - The crash is coming / X

Lukashenko’s regime arrests 56 at rock concert in southern Belarus : worldnews

Vessel smuggling missiles, personnel for Iran-backed Houthis goes missing: Report : worldnews

IDF says senior Hamas commander Rafa Salama killed in Israeli air strike : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Zelenskyy expects to sign security treaties with 9 more countries Ukraine has secured or is finalizing security agreements worth approximately $38 billion with 32 countries, President Zelenskyy revealed during the press conference on 15 July. / X

Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems and more F-16 warplanes, President Zelenskyy says : worldnews

US Seeks New Air-Launched Standoff Munition for Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 872, Part 1 (Thread #1019) : worldnews

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Russian losses per 15/07/24 reported by the Ukrainian general staff. +1200 men +8 tanks +15 APVs +62 artillery pieces +2 AD systems +41 UAVs +2 cruise missiles / X

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: Ukraine produces largest number of self-propelled howitzers in Europe per month, Zelensky says. President Volodymyr Zelensky did not specify how many units Ukraine produces per month. But he described this figure as "powerful. / X

NATO chief rejects Polish proposal to shoot down Russian missiles over Ukraine : worldnews

Ukraine has right to strike military targets within Russian territory, Stoltenberg says : worldnews

39 tanks, HIMARS and ammunition: Germany covertly hands over huge shipment of weapons to Ukraine : worldnews
(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: German opposition leader wants Berlin to send combat planes to Kyiv. "I believe that we should help Ukraine to at least restore sovereignty over its own airspace," Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Friedrich Merz said on July 14. / X

EU to boycott Hungary's foreign affairs summit : worldnews

NATO launches Ukraine command centre in Germany : worldnews

(1) Special Kherson Cat on X: Spain is transferring 10 restored Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukrainian army. With this new shipment of Leopard 2A4 tanks, Spain has donated a total of 20 of these tanks to Ukraine, with plans to prepare or donate another new set during the second half of 2024. / X

Italy reconsiders nuclear energy 35 years after shutting down last reactor : worldnews

Scotland's former first minister Humza Yousaf faces probe after quarter-million donation to Gaza : worldnews ... just pure coincidence his family got safe passage from Gaza 1 day later.

Whooping cough: Nine infant deaths reported in England as cases keep rising : worldnews

Heat wave forecast for 10 cities as dangerously hot weather bakes East Coast - The Washington Post - More than 100 million people are under heat alerts from Florida to Maine.
D.C. soars to record of 101 for second straight day amid hottest summer to date - The Washington Post - An excessive-heat warning for the D.C. region will be in effect again on Tuesday, when it will be comparably hot and humid.

The Supreme Court Is Gaslighting Us All : politics

Cannon Dismisses Classified Docs Case : politics
Megathread: Federal Judge Overseeing Stolen Classified Documents Case Against Former President Trump Dismisses Indictment on the Grounds that Special Prosecutor Was Improperly Appointed : politics ... Jack Smith will file 11th circuit for appeal; the 11th Circuit has been brutal to Cannon before with the Special Master ruling, I fully expect she will be overturned again ... She issued this today to get it hidden in the news from Trumps assassination attempt and RNC day 1; I believe this backfired and will be at the top of the headlines.
Aileen Cannon Finally Settled On A Way To Dismiss The Classified Document Suit Against Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money

J.D. Vance Is Trump's Vice President Nominee | TIME
JD Vance is VP pick for Trump

Trump after he got shot : pics
Trump's Raised Fist Will Make History — And Define His Candidacy - POLITICO

Trump Shooting Is Secret Service's Most Stunning Failure in Decades : politics

Trump gunman Thomas Crooks forced policeman to back off in rooftop confrontation : politics
FBI probing motives, background of Thomas Matthew Crooks, the Western Pa. gunman behind Donald Trump assassination attempt | Former classmates described Crooks as politically conservative and a "loner." Authorities believe the AR-15-style rifle he used belonged to his father. : politics
Trump Rally Gunman Was 'Definitely Conservative,' Classmate Recalls : politics ... That's still the picture I have of him. Just standing alone on one side while the rest of the class was on the other.”
Misfits are everywhere - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Is Donald Trump all over Jeffrey Epstein documents released in Palm Beach Post suit? : politics

After 8 Years of Violent Rhetoric, MAGA Media Blames Dems for Trump Shooting : politics
Republicans Try to Blame Democrats, the Media, CRT for Shooting : politics
Attempted Trump Assassination Triggers a Flood of MAGA BS : politics
Far-Right Extremists Call for Violence and War After Trump Shooting : politics
"Some folks need killing!": It's time to take MAGA threats of violence literally and seriously : politics

Axelrod: Vance's post on Trump rally shooting 'ought to disqualify him' : politics ... Trump's felonies, attempted insurrection, record of service, etc should disqualify him ... .Not to mention 69 flight logs to best buddy Epstines

Democrats Need to Wake Up From Their ‘West Wing’ Fantasy : politics ... Bill Clinton said the only thing House of Cards got wrong was that you could never pass an education bill so fast

Biden addresses Trump rally shooting in Oval Office address: "Politics must never be a literal battlefield" : politics

Get a Grip, Democrats. You Can Still Win This : politics

Time for Some Speculation - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The Republican Party came about 2 inches from having to answer a question: Who would have become the presidential nominee if Donald Trump had died?

MTG and Lauren Boebert are incendiary lawmakers who helped normalize a climate of violence that led to the Trump shooting, a political expert says : politics

For a second weekend, white supremacists gather in downtown Nashville : politics

Judge stops GOP attorney general from spying on trans kids’ medical records. The AG claimed he needed sensitive patient information to investigate fraud and abuse. A court shut him down. : politics

Republican Rep. Goes on Unhinged Rant About Women "Emasculating Men" : politics

MAGA candidate releases unhinged video to "prove" that her car doesn't make her gay : politics ... MAGA spends a lot more time thinking about gay people than I do and I'm gay ... .The MAGA world has a hyperfixation on LGBTQ+ people. They do watch more trans porn than anyone.

No Contact America - The New York Times Encouraged on social media, many Americans are estranging themselves from their families as a therapeutic step.

(1) Kevin Oestreicher on X: "11 years ago today, Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones connected for an unbelievable 70-yard touchdown now known as the "Mile High Miracle" in the Divisional Round to tie up the game with under 1 minute left The Ravens would go on to defeat the Broncos in 2OT / X

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,667 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,667 - this is the grave of George Bancroft.

Aggressive Sexual Fantasies were consistently associated with sexual coercion even when a broad range of other important cognitive and behavioral risk factors (e.g., rape-supportive attitudes, violent pornography consumption, etc.) was considered in a cross-sectional study of 3269 Finish men. : science

A recent meta-analysis sheds light on gender differences in impostor syndrome. By combining data from over 100 studies, the researchers found a clear trend: women consistently score higher on measures of impostor syndrome. : science ... Women universally score higher than men in trait neuroticism. Imposter syndrome which can easily be coupled with that would also show the same trend.Men also consistently score higher on narcissism. Not sure if the rate of narcissism is enough to explain the population differences on imposter syndrome, but they obviously are in opposition.

Iron Sky Official Theatrical Trailer [HD] - YouTube

Cannabis clinics see rise in patients : worldnews


Critics slam Thai govt's approach to cannabis : worldnews

China coal generation share at record low in May as renewables hit new highs, analysis shows : worldnews

Russia decides not to broadcast the Olympics for the first time in 40 years : worldnews

Russian Artist Jailed 9 Years for Donating $30 to Ukraine Army : worldnews

Treason and espionage cases are rising in Russia since the war in Ukraine began : worldnews

The Killer Stalking Sri Lanka's Men : worldnews ... Climate change and contaminated water have combined to create an epidemic of kidney disease ... "They would rather buy food than clean drinking water, not realizing the impact of their decision," Mr. Santhalingam said. "They may figure it out only years later, and even then not link health issues to drinking water."

Paul Kagame seeks to extend his three decades in power in Rwanda election : worldnews

Kenyan police find more female body parts at Nairobi garbage dump : worldnews ... the dumpsite was less than 100 metres from a police station.

Gambia is at the center of the global fight to stop women's rights from being rolled back. Now, a male-dominated Parliament is set to decide whether to overturn the ban on mutilating girls : worldnews ... It doesn't matter if the ban stands or not, the practice will continue in The Gambia. There are many villages that have a rate of 100% female circumcision. Things are changing in the urban areas but in my opinion this will not be eradicated from the rural areas in our lifetimes.

Houthi-Controlled Port Receives Vessel from Occupied Crimea After UN Inspection Body Grants Clearance : worldnews

A New Military Escalation: Iranian Ballistic Missiles to Russia : worldnews
Iranian president-elect ready to set relations with Europe 'on the right path' : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #58) : worldnews

Hamas says it has not withdrawn from ceasefire talks after latest Israeli attacks : worldnews
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: Hamas is eroding, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant tells Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter pilots who attacked a compound hosting senior Hamas officials in Gaza. / X
(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X: A group of Hamas operatives gathered at a school in central Gaza's Nuseirat were targeted in an airstrike earlier today, the military says. The IDF says the school was used by terror operatives as a hideout and tomplan attacks against troops in Gaza. To mitigate harm to ... / X

Hamas most wanted playing cards - Wikipedia
Hamas hiding among civilians in Gaza to protect itself, ambush IDF troops, NYT reports : worldnews

(1) The Times of Israel on X: Stop sabotaging: Hostage families slam Netanyahu in rallies in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem / X

The West finally allowed Ukraine to strike back at Russia -- and it seems to be working : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 871, Part 1 (Thread #1018) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: "⚡Ireland preparing security agreement with Ukraine, Zelensky says. Ireland is preparing the first steps towards drafting a security agreement with Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on July 14, after meeting with Irish Taoiseach Simon Harris. " / X undefined

(1) Anton Gerashchenko on X: A rally was held in Paris before the Olympics in honor of Ukrainian athletes who died as a result of the war with Russia. Russia has killed 488 Ukrainian athletes, 20 Olympic and gold champions among them since the full-scale invasion began. The demonstration was held by French / X

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Drones attacked a TV tower and a substation in Sudzha, Kursk region. / X
Guerrillas Sabotage Near Russian-Occupied Oleshki, Triggering Large-Scale Fire : worldnews

Tax the super-rich, ex-leaders tell G20 : worldnews

DDoSecrets Mirrors Wikileaks Data After Assange Plea Deal : worldnews

Finland passes law to block migrants crossing from Russia : worldnews

A German Muslim woman has been barred from working as a lay judge because she wears a headscarf which was alleged to be in violation of the requirement of neutrality. The matter is now before the constitutional court : worldnews

Italian police free 33 Indian farm labourers from 'slavery' : worldnews

Aukus nuclear submarine project 'will fuel growth', says Healey : worldnews
Cleaners at prestigious UK girls' school vote to strike over cut in hours : worldnews
Labour's 'rooftop revolution' to deliver solar power to millions of UK homes : worldnews

The gods must be angry: Mexico 'cancels' statue of Greek god Poseidon after dispute with local deity : worldnews

Canada takes step to acquire up to 12 submarines to guard Arctic : worldnews
Canada Said to Have Mapped Out Secret Chinese Police Operations : worldnews

Discussion Thread: President Biden Addresses Nation on Attempted Assassination of Former President Trump : politics
July 13, 2024, coverage of the Trump assassination attempt | CNN Politics

Where Was the Secret Service? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Secret Service investigates how Trump shooter was able to get so close : NPR
Secret Service has questions to answer for failing to stop Trump gunman : politics
(1) The New York Times on X: "Doug Mills, a New York Times photographer, appeared to capture an image of a bullet streaking past Donald Trump’s head, a former FBI agent said. He took the photo while documenting the rally that turned into an attempt on a former president’s life." / X
Bullet flying past former President Trump's head as captured by NYT photographer Doug Mills : pics
Nobody knows what the political impact of the Trump assassination attempt will be - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Assassinating the President - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Charles J. Guiteau - Wikipedia
Thomas Matthew Crooks - Wikipedia

Megathread: Shots Fired at Trump Rally, Former President Evacuated by Secret Service : politics
Megathread: Trump Safe After Gunfire at Rally, Reports Say Shooter Deceased : politics
Trump Shooter a Supporter of Republican Party : politics
A timeline of how the deadly Trump rally shooting unfolded - The Washington Post A timeline of how the suspected assassination attempt on the former president unfolded.

Witness Saw Shooter Crawl onto Rooftop, Tried to Warn Police. : politics
Here's What Is Known About the Suspected Gunman : politics
Thomas Matthew Crooks: Who is the Donald Trump shooting suspect? : politics ... The shooter was 12 when Donald Trump got elected in 2016.
In the Wake of the Trump Shooting, We Need Clarity - and Caution : politics

What do you think realistically would have happened if Trump got killed by the shooter? : AskReddit

Statement from President Joe Biden : politics
Biden says everybody must condemn attack on Trump, hopes to speak with ex-president soon : politics
Pelosi: 'I thank God that former President Trump is safe' : politics

Shots at Trump rally - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Relax Y'All - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan on on X: / X

Is the GOP open to talk about sensible gun measures now? : politics

A Terrible New Era of Political Violence in America : politics
Republican Congressman Baselessly Accuses Biden of Ordering Trump Shooting : politics

Trump allies immediately blame Biden, Democrats for their rhetoric : politics

Four US presidents were assassinated; others were targeted, as were presidential candidates : politics

The would-be assassin - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Pennsylvania voter records listed a Thomas Matthew Crooks with the same address and birth date as a registered Republican, though it was not clear from the records when that was put in place.

Paranoia runs deep - Lawyers, Guns & Money . (5) I also think it's important to remember that Trump and Trumpism have done far more to mainstream the idea that violence is an appropriate tool in American political life than anybody since Reconstruction.

Rep. Ted Lieu urges media to dig deeper into Trump-Epstein ties : politics

Clarence Thomas, a $267,000 RV, and Why American Health Care Sucks - The scandal-plagued Supreme Court justice got an RV from a top health insurance executive. Then he protected the industry : politics

Biden Update - Lawyers, Guns & Money In the past few days, Joe Biden has done three demanding events.
Behind the Curtain: The boys vs. girls election ... Share of 18- to 29-year-olds who identify as liberal, by gender

Editorial: One candidate is patently unfit for the White House. It's not Biden : politics

Biden campaign plans to pause campaign ads, communications 'as quickly as possible' : politics

Jon Stewart accuses Biden of being 'Trumpian' by shutting down questions about his re-election bid : politics

'Enough!': Sanders calls on Democrats to stop infighting and back Biden : politics
Biden grilled in "tense" call with moderate Democrats : politics

Trump calls Clooney a 'backstabber' and 'third-rate actor' over op-ed urging Biden to drop out : politics ... Trump was the OG pied piper candidate. That Hillary campaign wanted to run against. Now he is using the same pied piper strategy against Biden. Politics of the last 10 years for history books

'He was winging it': People who worked with Donald Trump on the man who wants to be president again : politics

Project 2025's plan to criminalize porn has a sinister subplot The far-right game plan for a second Trump term defines pornography to include "transgender ideology" : politics - Making obscenity illegal and then declaring all the things you don't like to be obscene is a certified classic move.
Data Finds Republicans are Obsessed with Searching for Transgender Porn - - Closet Cases - Republicans secretly love what they publicly hate

Burning down the Reichstag - Lawyers, Guns & Money - truly one of the most loathsome figures in American public life. (JD Vance)

In a striking reversal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk donates to Trump's reelection bid : politics

The news about Neil Gaiman hit me hard : books

Oklahoma's head of education hires Christian Nationalists to revise social studies curriculum. Superintendent Ryan Walters is indoctrinating school-age kids with the same Christian Nationalist ideology planned for Trump 2.0. : politics

Idaho Law Criminalizes Librarians Who Allow LGBTQ Books to Stay on Their Shelves. An informal survey suggests that more than half of the librarians in Idaho are considering leaving their jobs. : politics

Dr. Ruth, RIP - Lawyers, Guns & Money One of the true legends of the late 20th century, and I do not mean that with any sense of irony or sarcasm. Really, Dr. Ruth was a very important figure in recent American history. RIP.

Obviously Good Ideas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In total, more than 21 million American children now attend schools that offer free meals to all - a tenfold increase from 2010

Ranking Apples - Lawyers, Guns & Money
APPLE RANKINGS - The definitive list of good and bad apples.

his is the grave of George Thorndike Angell ... He was deeply committed to animal rights ... buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Japanization of the American Convenience Store - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Science of Having a Great Conversation | WIRED

Admiral Grace Hopper's landmark lecture is found, but the NSA won't release it : technology

New “body count” study reveals how sexual history shapes social perceptions | Study found that individuals with a higher number of sexual partners were evaluated less favorably. Interestingly, men were judged more negatively than women for the same sexual behavior. : science

A new study shed light on societal double standards regarding sexual activity in men and women. Society tends to view men with high sexual activity more favorably than women with high sexual activity, while women with low sexual activity are judged more positively than men with low sexual activity. : science

Genetic differences found to influence coffee drinking behaviors | Research sheds light on how our genetic makeup is associated with our coffee consumption habits. The findings provide evidence that coffee consumption is a heritable trait. : science

America's Favorite Fruit Reveals The Hidden Truth About Food Waste

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE In 2013, Bill Gates admitted ctrl+alt+del was a mistake and blamed IBM. Here's the story of how the key combination became famous in the first place.

50 Box Office Bombs Totally Worth Watching | Lifehacker

After initially rejecting it, Apple has approved the first PC emulator for iOS : technology

New Test Could Tell if You Have Early Signs of Dementia With High Accuracy : ScienceAlert

This Is The Fastest Object Ever Made by Humans, And It's Not Slowing Down : ScienceAlert

Study: US gun laws help reduce suicides, not murders, among children. Researchers analyzed data on more than 17,000 child firearm deaths that occurred between 2009 and 2020, including more than 6,700 suicides and more than 10,200 murders. : science

Men who unexpectedly lost interest in someone due to a weird reason, what was it? : AskReddit

Dad of 2-year-old girl who died in hot car arrested for 2nd-degree murder : news

Frequency of people being drugged at bars? : boston

Amazon is accused of making its workers endure long 10-hour shifts without breaks, seating, or access to drinking water : worldnews


North Korea denounces NATO, US as 'most serious threat' to global peace : worldnews ... Said by regime that killed teens for watching soap operas.

'After PM Modi went back, I am being asked to go to frontline': Punjab man in Russian army : worldnews

Hamas leader Mohammed Deif targeted in strike on southern Gaza, dozens killed - report : worldnews
An Israeli attack on southern Gaza kills 71 people and said to target head of Hamas' military wing - The Boston Globe

Biden: Arab forces would keep peace in Gaza, not the IDF : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 870, Part 1 (Thread #1017) : worldnews

(1) TOP LEAD on X: Western intelligence confirms the Ukrainian General Staff's data on Russian losses. These losses are 8 times higher than the losses of the USSR in Afghanistan over 10 years. Keep this in mind the next time you see comments about "Ukrainian propaganda." #UkraineWar / X
(1) Ministry of Defence on X: Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 12 July 2024. Find out more about Defence Intelligence's use of language: #StandWithUkraine / X

Ukraine dismisses Russian suggestion it plans attacks on own power dams : worldnews

Russian Missile Strike Targets Likely F-16 Airfield in Starokostyantyniv : worldnews

Poland to increase defense spending to 5% of GDP : worldnews

XL bullies: Republic of Ireland to restrict ownership of dog breed : worldnews

Argentina officially designates Hamas as a terrorist organization : worldnews

/r/Politics' 2024 US Elections Live Thread, Part 9 : politics

Wait...I Thought Immigrants Were Monsters Polluting Our National Blood - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Every Single Senator Should Be Supporting Sanders Bid to Block Massive New Arms Sale to Israel | Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would introduce a joint resolution to block the proposed sale of $18 billion worth of warplanes and other weaponry to Israel. : politics

Eschaton: Well He Is A Convict, A Rapist, and a Cheater -- Neat trick the NYT has found, to dismiss all criticism as somehow Trump-like.

Biden delivers newly fiery speech declaring Trump unfit to be president : politics
Crowd chants as invigorated President Joe Biden rallies in Detroit: 'Don't you quit' : politics
Joe Biden declares 'I am running and we're going to win' in boisterous election rally : politics

A Fiery Biden, Ignoring Critics, Attacks Trump to Chants of 'Lock Him Up' : politics

Democratic donors to withhold $90m unless Joe Biden stands down : politics

Where is the call for Trump to step down? : politics

Idea of replacing Biden has sent a chill through Trump campaign, says reporter : politics

Elon Musk Donates to Trump, Tapping Vast Fortune to Swing 2024 Race : politics

There is nothing "moderate" about the Republican platform on abortion - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump and Epstein: What the so-called 'Epstein Files' say about their relationship : politics

The Munich Agreement, but Negotiated by Oswald Mosley - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The greatest act of incivility in American politics is accurately describing a reactionary justice's public statements and legal opinions, cont'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Charles Holman discovered the Bushes' ancestors had enslaved his family - The Washington Post

The Real Story of the Crisis at The Washington Post - The Atlantic How the world's greatest businessman drove his newspaper into a ditch

Namerology : by BabyNameWizard creator Laura Wattenberg
57 Genuinely New Names for Girls : Namerology
An Alphabet of Brand-New Baby Names : Namerology

Managers with at least one daughter showed less traditional gender role attitudes compared to those with only sons or no children. This supports the daughter effect hypothesis, suggesting that having a daughter can increase awareness of gender discrimination and promote more egalitarian views. : science

James Webb telescope marks second anniversary with an image of the Penguin and the Egg galaxies | It also shows more distant galaxies in the background, demonstrating how powerful the telescope is : technology

Revolution in the air: how laughing gas changed the world | Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) | The Guardian Since its discovery in the 18th century, nitrous oxide has gone from vaudeville gimmick to pioneering anaesthetic to modern party drug

Cambridge Zoning Board Rejects Harvard Chabad's Planned Expansion After Tense Hearing | News | The Harvard Crimson ... The Chabad House at Harvard is located at 38 Banks Street
Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal | News | The Harvard Crimson


Private in the Australian Defence Force and their Husband arrested for Espionage, both born in Russia. : worldnews ... Australia is the only country in the history of the world to go from barbarism to decadence and skip civilization.
Australian soldier and husband accused of spying for Russia : worldnews
Sentencing delayed again for zoologist Adam Britton, who abused and killed dozens of dogs - ABC News : worldnews
'World's worst animal abuser' Brit dog rapist Adam Britton cries in court as raging protesters call for death penalty | The Sun

Japan warns of rising tension over China's military drills near Taiwan : worldnews

Russia loses more than 70,000 soldiers in 2 months : worldnews

Russia blocks top fanfiction platform in continued crackdown on 'LGBT propaganda' : worldnews

Three believed dead after passenger plane crashes near Moscow : worldnews

Erdogan says Turkey will not approve NATO attempts to cooperate with Israel : worldnews - NATO's sole Islamist Head of State refuses to countenance cooperation with the only Jewish nation on the planet.

UAE deports graduate who yelled 'Free Palestine' as he received his diploma : worldnews

Biden: Israel and Hamas have agreed to ceasefire framework : worldnews

Biden: There's a lot I wish I'd been able to convince the Israelis to do : worldnews

Many in Gaza City Ignore Israeli Military's Calls to Evacuate : worldnews

Israel sends UNRWA list of 108 employees it says are Hamas, PIJ, terrorists : worldnews

'Tomorrow, I kill you:' Rescued hostage details psychological abuse during eight months of Hamas captivity : worldnews

IDF finds Hamas, PIJ war rooms, drones, explosives, in Gaza City UNRWA HQ : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 869, Part 1 (Thread #1016) : worldnews

Move by some NATO members to let Kyiv strike Russia with their arms is a dangerous escalation, Kremlin says : worldnews
(1) Greyskull on X: Russian right wing blogger believes Rus may soon surrender territory in Ukr based on official statements from Xi & Modi. this is an indirect sign of the current hopeless situation in the Northern Military District zone and an indirect RECOGNITION OF RUSSIA'S DEFEAT in Ukraine"" / X

Russian Pilot Betrays Colleagues Who Attacked Ohmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv : worldnews
Russian soldier appalled by children's hospital strike betrays comrades : worldnews

US Air Force Fast-Tracks Long-Range Munition Production for Ukraine : worldnews

NATO summit ends with 32 countries signing Ukraine Compact : worldnews ... "The Ukraine Compact announcement was somewhat overshadowed by Biden's flubbed introduction of President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he referred to Zelensky as "President Putin." It would be nice if we could have a coherent president again, I miss Obama

Poll: 96% of Jews in 13 EU countries say they experience antisemitism in daily life : worldnews
Majorian420 comments on Poll: 96% of Jews in 13 EU countries say they experience antisemitism in daily life (brilliant comment)

Disinformation networks 'flooded' X before EU elections, report says : worldnews

Finland's parliament passes controversial border law changes by 167 votes to 31 : worldnews

US and Germany foiled Russian plot to assassinate CEO of arms manufacturer sending weapons to Ukraine : worldnews ... He will not stop doing everything he possibly can to shock and terrorise us into submission. He needs to die ... Yes he needs to go. But it's the Russians who have to do the deed. They have to get rid of him themselves
Germany says it won't be cowed by Russia after reported plot to kill Rheinmetall CEO : worldnews
German shock at reported Russian assassination plot : worldnews

Baby injured as machete wielding man attacks his neighbors in Switzerland : worldnews

French news channel fined for broadcasting climate scepticism : worldnews

Canadian serial killer given life sentence for murders of Indigenous women | Canada : worldnews

If you think Boston's hot now, get ready - A view of Boston's possible climate future: Baltimore or Memphis

It's time to fight the lawless Supreme Court -- before Donald Trump makes it worse : politics
Clarence Thomas Took Free Yacht Trip to Russia, Chopper Flight to Putin's Hometown: Dems : politics
Senators Whitehouse and Wyden request Special Counsel for an investigation into Clarence Thomas's Undisclosed "Gifts" : politics
AOC introduces articles of impeachment against Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito : politics

Senate Republicans block Democratic bill codifying Roe v. Wade abortion protections : politics

Senators reach bipartisan deal to ban stock trading by lawmakers : politics

Biden press conference: Here's how it unfolded
Opinion | Reader survey: What should Joe Biden do? Do you believe he can win and govern competently? Or is it time for him to step aside?
Biden press conference: After early stumble, president holds his own
The press finally got its chance to question Biden, and the president emerged mostly unscathed : politics

Joe Biden Is Facing Questions About His Age And Mental Acuity. What About Donald Trump? The president is only three years older than Trump, who routinely goes off on bizarre tangents, mixes up important people and blatantly lies. : politics

As Biden's Name Mix-Ups Draw Attention, Supporters Point to Trump's Similar Gaffes : politics

Biden? Harris? I don't care. Stopping Trump and Project 2025 is all that matters. : politics

New York Times editorial board declares Trump 'unfit to lead' : politics
The New York Times Fearlessly Declares That Trump Sucks | The paper is striving mightily in Thursday's op-ed to make us all forget how much it's done to enable mainstream Republicanism. : politics

Donald Trump again threatens to sacrifice Nato allies to Russia | Donald Trump | The Guardian : politics

With its 2024 platform, the GOP is no longer pretending to have principles : politics

Democrats Sure Aren't Acting as if Trump Beating Biden Is an Existential Threat to Democracy : politics

RFK Jr. Doesn't Deny Alleged Sexual Assault of Babysitter : politics
RFK Jr. says he has 'skeletons in my closet' after sexual assault allegation | Reuters

Judge throws out Rudy Giuliani's bankruptcy case, says he flouted process with lack of transparency - The Boston Globe

GOP Rep Delivers a House Floor Speech Straight Out of 'The Handmaid's Tale' : politics

"She's a woman, she's colored" : Ex-Trump official Seb Gorka calls Kamala Harris a "DEI hire" : politics ... This is the dude that is literally a nazi right ... Of course the interview was on Newsmax, they platform nazis on the regular.

Lauren Boebert given court date for failing to pay speeding ticket : politics

Republicans really want you to think noncitizens are voting in droves. They're not. | In 2016, North Carolina found that 41 legal immigrants who had not yet become citizens cast ballots. That's out of 4.8 million votes cast. : politics

A mom struggles to feed her kids after GOP states reject federal funds : politics

Teen sprinter sues Gatorade for providing him doped supplements that cost him an Olympic spot : worldnews

U.S. Navy Ship Naming Conventions Evolve Amid Controversies - Years of pandering for votes corrupted deeply held traditions -- but change is on the way.

The decision to be unfaithful is primarily driven by individual tendencies, with minimal influence from the partner. The new study found that a strong commitment to one's partner is linked to a lower likelihood of infidelity, whereas shared passion and intimacy do not serve as effective deterrents. : science ... Specifically, those who believed their partner had cheated were 772% more likely to engage in revenge sex.

How Scientists Are Reviving the Force That Once Ruled the Universe Mind-blowing experiments are bringing ancient cosmic conditions into modern labs.

Her reactions are priceless - #Pubity (@Jess) | TikTok

AT&T breach says customer calls, landlines, texts exposed in hack - AT&T 2022 security breach hits nearly all cellular customers and landline accounts with contact

Cape bridges: Mass. to get $1 billion to replace Sagamore Bridge

Ted Williams was the greatest hitter ever, but there was bad luck and darkness in his family life, and other thoughts - The Boston Globe

Karen Read case: Should judge have polled jurors on counts?
Globe reporter Sean Cotter and columnist Joan Vennochi offer insights into the Read trial and what comes next ahead of a July 22 court hearing that could determine the case's next phase

Boston Arroyo lawsuit; city to pay $1 million to settle sexual harassment claim


U.S. and allies take down Russian 'bot farm' powered by AI : worldnews

Morality and ethics should play no part: Leaks reveal how Russia's foreign intelligence agency runs disinformation campaigns in the West : worldnews
Russian Hybrid Warfare & Ukraine: Propaganda, cyberwarfare & hybrid war methods - YouTube

"Morality and ethics should play no part": Leaks reveal how Russia's foreign intelligence agency runs disinformation campaigns in the West : worldnews

US intelligence official indicates Russia prefers Trump as election victor : worldnews

Russian court orders arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's widow : worldnews

Modi tells Putin that the 'heart bleeds' when innocent children are killed : worldnews

Tori Towey: Irish woman can 'return to normal life' after attempted suicide charges dropped in Dubai : worldnews

(1) Sir William Browder KCMG on X: Saudis warned G-7 they would liquidate EU bonds if EU seized Russian central bank reserves. Sounds like total bluster to me. Where else are they planning to keep their money if they won't buy Euros or dollars. We should completely ignore this empty threat. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #57) : worldnews

Amsterdam statue of Anne Frank defaced 'for Gaza' | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Bookseller Gert-Jan Jimmink, who initiated the monument 20 years ago, said it "represents the 14,000 Jews from this neighborhood who were murdered."

Zelenskyy: Modi is a 'huge disappointment' for hugging Putin : worldnews

Zelenskyy: Seeing children die makes me want to kill Putin : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #57) : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Norway will transfer six F-16, Dozens of air defense systems from NATO, UK allow Ukraine to strike Russia with Storm Shadow, Italy will provide $1.7 billion in 2025, F-16s from Denmark and The Netherlands this summer! Thanks for support / X

More than 90% of Russian offensive forces in Kharkiv Oblast destroyed - Ukrainian Army : worldnews

Russian occupiers once again execute captured Ukrainian soldiers : worldnews

Kyiv can push Russia out of southern Ukraine if US lifts restrictions on deep strikes, Zelensky says : worldnews

Ukrainian soldiers break through after fully encircled for 70 days : worldnews

X marks Bellingcat investigation into Russian hospital strike on Kyiv as "potentially unsafe" : worldnews
Bellingcat Confirms Russian Missile Strike on Ohmatdyt Children's Hospital : worldnews

X marks Bellingcat investigation into Russian hospital strike on Kyiv as 'potentially spammy or unsafe' X marks Bellingcat investigation into Russian hospital strike on Kyiv as potentially spammy or unsafe
(1) Aric Toler on X: Click through the link below and see what happens / X

NATO begins transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine : worldnews

Czechia calls Russia "trash of humanity" : worldnews

Spain sentences 15 schoolchildren over AI-generated naked images : worldnews ... Each of the defendants was handed a year's probation and ordered to attend classes on gender and equality awareness, and on the "responsible use of technology".

France's former first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy charged with corruption offences : worldnews
France's Macron urges mainstream parties to form a coalition - letter : worldnews
The left-wing French coalition hoping to introduce 90% tax on rich : worldnews

The new Labour government is to make members of House of Lords retire at the age of 80 in a bid to reduce the number of people in the unelected chamber : worldnews

Manhunt underway in London for suspected crossbow killer : worldnews

Biden administration to allow paused shipment of 500-pound bombs to be sent to Israel : politics

IRS collects milestone $1 billion in back taxes from high-wealth taxpayers : politics

Clarence Thomas: Full list of free luxury trips revealed : politics
Clarence Thomas Took Free Trip to Putin's Hometown, Democrats Say : politics

Joe Biden Warns Project 2025 'Will Destroy America' : politics
Joe Biden's campaign paints Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin's 'lap dog' : politics

Harris Sharpens Her Attacks on Trump: "former President Donald J. Trump had said he would terminate the Constitution in a second term." : politics

Donald Trump Is Unfit to Lead : politics

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Biden has homes in four vacation destinations and 'more homes than I do' : politics
Watch: Trump Fumbles Repeatedly in Terrifying Speech at Florida Rally | The New Republic | Try to make any sense of what Donald Trump said.
Watch: Trump Fumbles Repeatedly in Terrifying Speech at Florida Rally : politics ... In front of a crowd of about 700 people (although Trump claimed it was 45,000)

Trump claims not to know who is behind Project 2025. A CNN review found at least 140 people who worked for him are involved : politics
Project 2025 suffers online "hack" : politics

Nikki Haley Torches Last Shred of Dignity, Tells Her Delegates to Vote for Trump at Convention He Didn't Invite Her To : politics

Rep. Jamie Raskin Sounds the Alarm on Trump's Self-Declared 'Secretary of Retribution' - Ivan Raiklin, a former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, has reportedly compiled a "Deep State target list" of 350 people he wants to see arrested. : politics

In a first, Republican majority on a Nevada county commission refuses to certify election : politics

Read the furious texts the Heritage Foundation sent furry hacking collective SiegedSec after breach : politics

Failed to Avoid AI Detection: Falsely Accused of Using ChatGPT for Academic Writing [Infographic]

Researchers discover a new form of scientific fraud: Uncovering 'sneaked references' : worldnews

How the ultimate shark photo went viral -- A photographer takes a photo that launches his career—and then takes on a life of its own.

Does being the oldest or youngest sibling really shape your personality? ... After controlling for socioeconomic status, sex, and age, the study showed that “the association between birth order and personality traits is as close to zero as you can get,” she says ... researchers wrote “we consistently found no birth-order effects on extraversion, emotional stability, agreeableness, conscientiousness, or imagination.” ... The studies each showed that firstborns were slightly more likely to have high verbal intelligence ... Modern research using twin studies suggests that personality formation is about 40 percent due to genetics.

Narrative Identity | SpringerLink
Narrative identity and phenomenology | Continental Philosophy Review

What is Parkinson's disease -- and why is it so hard to diagnose? The cause of the neurological disorder -- marked by uncontrollable movements—remains elusive. Yet experts say we may be entering the golden years of Parkinson's research ... Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder most commonly diagnosed in adults age 60 and over. But though it is often misperceived as a disease that only affects older adults, its onset can occur years before diagnosis -- and the condition worsens over time ... But its definitive causes remain unclear. Up to 90 percent of patients have no known genetic predisposition to Parkinson's disease.

Celine Dion has stiff person syndrome. What exactly is it? Stiff person syndrome is a neurological and autoimmune disorder that can cause excruciating muscle spasms and rigidity. We still don't know exactly what causes it ... This rare neurological and autoimmune disorder is thought to affect just one or two people in a million—two-thirds of them women.

One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer -- and if you live long enough, chances of an enlarged prostate skyrocket. Experts weigh in on what you need to know.

How MSG Got A Bad Rap: Flawed Science And Xenophobia | FiveThirtyEight

Foot Corn vs. Plantar Wart: Key Differences

I Tried 3 Methods to Keep Flowers Fresh, and the Winner Surprised Me

Sharon Stone on Career, Philanthropy, Stroke, Kevin Spacey

Cannabis Control Commission, facing turmoil unveils reform plan - The move to establish a new governance structure follows months of turmoil at the agency, including calls for it to be taken over by a state receiver

Judge was right to keep jurors' names private in Karen Read case Judge Beverly Cannone was right to take control of the decision over whether to release jurors' names to the public. In the meantime, their thoughts have started leaking out.

Writer Brendan DuBois charged with possession of child pornography


President Biden's Speech At NATO - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Senator Snowball - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Inhofe Goes to Hell)

The Supreme Court and Trump v. The United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There have been some good deep dives into the total degeneracy of the Supreme Court published recently, but before we get to that I strongly recommend Radley Balko's post on what may well be the lowest point in the dismal history of the Roberts Court:
The Supreme Court folds - by Radley Balko - The Watch Faced with the most potent threat to democracy in more than a century, our most revered institution didn't just fail to hold, it aligned itself with the threat ... This opinion isn't a stain on Roberts's legacy. It is his legacy. He will be remembered as the "institutionalist" who destroyed the legitimacy of the institution entrusted to his care. And if that's the worst of the damage, we'll all be lucky.

Are there two major party candidates running for president? Views differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... As Margaret Sullivan observes, the questions raised about Joe Biden's health and cognitive fitness are a real story. But that doesn't excuse the extent to which Trump has largely disappeared from media coverage - after all, being convicted of felonies, being accused of raping children, etc. are also very major studies that aren't getting anything like the level of coverage that Biden's age is:

Grim's fairytales - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Evan Kilgore on X: How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Select the option that best applies and repost after voting, please. Thoughts? / X
(1) Scott Lemieux on X: If only we had some means of testing the theory that Trump has so little real support that he would simply vanish from politics if he lost an election / X

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Found a promoter who nearly fell on the floor - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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Russian Tycoons Pocket $11 Billion Dividends on War Economy Boom : worldnews

PM Modi-Putin meeting: Russia agrees to discharge all Indians recruited by its army : worldnews

(1) PS01 on X: The head of the Department of State Expertise of the Ministry of Defense has died The head of the State Expertise Department of the Russian Ministry of Defense, General Khandaev, died at the age of 61. For those around him, Khandaev's death came as a complete surprise. Sources / X

Russia's war-driven economy is so hot that the World Bank upgraded it to a high-income country : worldnews

Zelensky blasts Modi meeting with Putin the same day Russian attack devastates Ukraine hospital : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 866, Part 1 (Thread #1013) : worldnews

Over 170 injured, 37 killed in Russian mass July 8 attack, Zelensky says : worldnews
White House believes Russian strike on Okhmatdyt hospital must be investigated as Russian war crime : worldnews

(1) Olena Halushka on X: Feeling devastated that even russia bombing a children's cancer hospital in broad daylight isn't changing the world leaders' decision to guard russian military bases. History will be harsh on the current leadership bankruptcy, but this won't bring Ukrainian lives back / X
Russia's blow to Okhmatdyt: in less than 3 hours, Ukrainians donated 100 million for the children's hospital : worldnews
(1) President Biden on X: Russia's missile strikes that today killed dozens of Ukrainian civilians and caused damage and casualties at Kyiv's largest children's hospital are a horrific reminder of Russia's brutality. It is critical that the world continues to stand with Ukraine at this important moment / X
(1) Kate from Kharkiv on X: @POTUS Yeah, you unshakably tied our hands behind our backs as we fight for our survival / X

Missile attack on Ukraine: Biden's administration discusses whether to allow strikes on Russian airfields : worldnews

Marine Le Pen hit by shock probe into 2022 presidential campaign funding : worldnews

The Tory Dilemma - Lawyers, Guns & Money A friend points out to me that a Yougov UK poll indicates that Donald Trump's approval rating among Tory voters in last week's election was -65% (!) while among Reform voters it was +15% ... Another interesting development is that in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein got more seats and more votes than the right wing Democratic Unionist Party. Ireland is moving rapidly toward reunification and full incorporation into the EU.

Biden Signs Senator Capito's Parkinson's Bill Into Law : politics ... develop and evaluate progress on a government-wide plan to address Parkinson's and related diseases, and to require the convening of a Parkinson's advisory committee ... And all those "why was a Parkinson's doctor at the white house" questions go poof. Let us not forget that Trump classified the visitor logs. It was Biden that reopened them to the public. The end.

Biden Gets Unexpected Boost From 'Squad' Members He Once Battled : politics
Ocasio-Cortez backing Biden: 'The matter is closed' : politics

Trump allies are peddling a catastrophic idea for U.S. nuclear weapon policy Resuming live testing could spark an arms race and will reduce American security. : politics
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Support for legal abortion has risen since Supreme Court eliminated protections, AP-NORC poll finds : politics
It's Impossible to Overstate the Damage Done by the Supreme Court in This Term : politics

Schumer pushing bill to strip Trump of court-granted immunity : politics

Trump-appointed judge resigns after report on sexualized relationship with law clerk and hostile work environment : politics
Trump's Kindred Spirit - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Mark Joseph Stern on X: Judge Joshua Kindred, a Trump appointee, sexually harassed and preyed upon his female clerks, then lied to investigators when his conduct got reported. He just stepped down. The allegations are absolutely appalling.

"We're going to come after you": Kash Patel pledges revenge if Trump wins again We're going to come after you, whether it's criminally or civilly. We'll figure that out," Patel said. : politics

To Elect Trump, Republicans Are Hiding Their Extreme Anti-Abortion Plans : politics

The Republicans' Fetal Personhood Platform - Lawyers, Guns & Money - ABC's take is typical. Apparently they searched the platform for the word "abortion" and found only one occurrence.
Abortion Bans Are Also Terrible for Babies. A huge increase in infant deaths under Texas's SB8 is the best evidence yet of how cruel such laws are. : politics

Trump's Wildly Unhinged Attack on NYT Should Wake Up Media: He's Unfit : politics

The media has been breathlessly attacking Biden. What about Trump? | Margaret Sullivan : politics
Jon Stewart Examines Biden's Future Amidst Calls For Him to Drop Out | The Daily Show - YouTube

Jon Stewart: There's Plenty of Time to Find a Replacement for Biden : politics

Do you believe in bets with very long odds? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
I was wrong about Biden - by Matthew Yglesias - The worst feeling in the world
Why We Need to Move on From Biden - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Voters are rightly asking why we weren't made fully aware of this earlier. There is a vast sense of betrayal and distrust, made all the more acute by the deep, stomach-twisting fear felt by anyone who reasonably understands the stakes here -- stakes emphasized by the Biden campaign's own rightful insistence that this is a nation-defining election of life-and-death proportions because democracy itself is on the ballot ... They are aging differently and for whatever reason, people like the old raging racist misogynist scumbag hater more than the old decent human being with good policies - f you can figure that out, you have figured out American politics and you can save us. I can't figure it out except to have my opinion of humanity sink even lower.
(1) Lisa Desjardins on X: Dems are seeing internal polling, per three sources, that shows serious, growing issues now in MN, NM, VA and WI for Biden. - There is frustration and questions about the WH messaging that seems to deny a deeper problem exists. / X
Joe Biden debate: The media did not cover up the president's aging problems. Conspiracies regarding coverage of the president seem to be around every corner.

Satanists in Florida offer to fill school counselor roles after DeSantis law : politics

GOP governor candidate calls to "kill" the left: "Kill them!". He also considers LGBTQ+ people as "filthy demons" who "mentally rape" children. : politics ... "Kill them," he continued. "Some liberal somewhere is going to say that sounds awful. Too bad. Get mad at me if you want to. Some folks need killing! It's time for somebody to say it ... It's not a matter of being mean or spiteful. It's a matter of necessity!"

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Temperatures 1.5C above pre-industrial era average for 12 months, data shows : worldnews

Malaysia opposes Philippines continental shelf claim : worldnews

Philippines and Japan sign historic defense pact as China looms in region : worldnews

U.S. ambassador to Japan expresses regret over alleged sex assaults by military personnel in Okinawa : worldnews

Pakistani breast milk bank closes after Islamic clerics withdraw approval : worldnews

Soldiers in DR Congo condemned to death for 'fleeing the enemy' : worldnews

Egypt will work with US to build underground barrier at Gaza border if deal reached : worldnews

Senior official killed in Israeli strike, Hamas say - BBC News : worldnews

Biden tells Netanyahu: It's "time to close" Gaza hostage-ceasefire deal : politics
Israeli government accused of trying to sabotage Gaza ceasefire proposal | Israel-Gaza war | The Guardian Mossad chief gave mediators list of new demands and it was not clear whether Hamas would accede to them, reports say
Israel's war on Gaza live: Displaced Palestinians 'terrified' | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera

Israel's War Crimes - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Crimes of War in Gaza | Kenneth Roth | The New York Review of Books - Civilians in Gaza are in grave danger from Israel's disregard for international law.

(1) NOELREPORTS on X - President Zelenskyi announced that a mechanism is being developed for Poland to shoot down Russian missiles and drones in Ukrainian airspace if launched towards Poland. Additionally, a security agreement includes forming a volunteer legion in Poland, potentially involving foreigners. Poland is also prepared to transfer up to 20 MiG-29s to Ukraine, contingent on NATO countries providing replacements. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 865, Part 1 (Thread #1012) : worldnews

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: "The numbers documented in the latest article of the Economist reporting on the Russian losses in Ukraine in the last two years are staggering. They have exceeded all losses the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation experienced from 1945 to 2022, combined. Somewhere between 462,000 and 728,000 of Russian soldiers have been permanently eliminated, basically confirming the numbers Ukrainian forces have been reporting all along. / X

(1) Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 on X: Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 08 July 2024. Find out more about Defence Intelligence's use of language: #StandWithUkraine / X
(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of July 8, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. / X

Ukraine calls UN Security meeting after mass Russian attack across country : worldnews

(1) Brady Africk on X: The front line in Ukraine is visible from space. Russia's full-scale invasion has left many fields in Ukraine inaccessible or within occupied territory / X

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: These images are beyond sad. Words cannot describe how evil Russia is. / X
At least 20 dead after 'massive' Russian missile attack on Ukraine cities : worldnews
Russian missiles hit a children's hospital in Kyiv, kill 10 elsewhere around Ukraine : worldnews
Repeated Russian attack on Kyiv damages maternity hospital, 4 killed : worldnews

Iranian-Born Norwegian Man Convicted Of Oslo LGBT Festival Attack Gets 30 Years : worldnews

'Fasten Your Seat Belts' - Budapest Announces Unexpected Meetings, Says Peace Mission Intensifies : worldnews

Polish PM Donald Tusk said the projected defeat of France's far right in parliamentary elections made Warsaw happy and would lead to disappointment in Russia and "relief" in Ukraine : worldnews

Pope decries populists, warns democracy is in bad health : worldnews

French vote gives leftists most seats over far right, but leaves hung parliament and deadlock : worldnews
France's Macron keeps prime minister in place for "stability of the country" after chaotic election : worldnews

Biden is now deporting more people than Trump : politics

Parkinson's expert visited White House 8 times in 8 months, met with Biden's doctor : politics
Is Our Media Learning? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, his office announced. : politics

US supreme court abandoned the rule of law and triggered a need for basic reform | Laurence H Tribe : politics
The Supreme Court rewrites Watergate history: 50 years since Nixon's resignation, immunity decision would have undone prosecutions : politics ... Ford said he did it to create a time of national healing but all it was really did was sweep the issue of real national healing by prosecuting a former criminal president under the rug for fifty years.
Democracy Requires Disempowering the Supreme Court : politics
Supreme Court immunity decision collides with Trump's NY conviction : politics
'Incoherent' immunity decision renders 'Constitution itself unconstitutional': Akhil Reed Amar : politics

What Happened to the Originalism of the Originalists? : politics

Read Biden's Letter to Congressional Democrats : politics

Center-left in US sees a lesson in British election results : politics

The death of the American Dream birthed Trumpism: Though Trumpism is ten times more terrifying than Reaganism, they share the same DNA : politics
Dalio says Trump and Biden reflect decades of 'horrendous leadership' by Boomers : politics

U.S. Allies Are Already Worried About Another Round of Trump - What should America's allies do if the leader of the free world doesn't care about the free world or want to lead it? : politics

Why Trump, not Biden, should drop out of the race : politics

Behind the Curtain: Trump's dream regime : politics

Opinion: Calling Kamala Harris a 'DEI hire' is what bigotry looks like : politics

'Stealing with both hands': veteran reporter Joe Conason details the right wing's graft : politics

Biden tells Hill Democrats he declines to step aside and says it's time for party drama 'to end' : politics

Opinion: The force propping up Trump that we still don't talk about : politics

How is Trump not in prison, if there is evidence that he raped a 13-year old? : AskReddit
The lawsuit accusing Trump of raping a 13-year-old girl, explained - Vox - The anonymous plaintiff dropped her lawsuit against Trump, the circumstances around which have been bizarre.

Trump's campaign still owes El Paso over $500K for 2019 rally, other cities also unpaid : politics

How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics : politics ... They were the first party to leverage economic concerns over immigration as a major part of their platform. Though short-lived, the values and positions of the Know Nothings ultimately contributed to the two-party system we have today ... I would count the Anti-Masons as the first big third party, and then the Free Soil Party.

Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked over Declaration of Independence gaffe : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene Botches Basic American History In Most Humiliating Way | The conspiracy theorist lawmaker was schooled on social media after getting simple details badly wrong. : politics

New Florida state law bans local heat protections for outdoor workers : politics

Conservatives in red states turn their attention to ending no-fault divorce laws : politics

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Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Trial: Judge Delivers Blow in 'Rust' Case - Newsweek

Tesla shareholders will appear in court to argue that an unprecedented request for more than $7 billion in attorneys' fees to be paid by the company is 'outlandish,' the latest twist in a legal showdown over Musk's $56 billion pay package : worldnews

Autism could be diagnosed with stool sample, scientists say | The finding suggests that a routine stool sample test could help doctors identify autism early, meaning people would receive their diagnosis, and hopefully support, much faster than with the lengthy procedure used in clinics today. : science

SeekRNA: Pioneering Precision Gene Editing Beyond CRISPR : worldnews ... is expected to revolutionize the field of healthcare through its potential to edit genes with unprecedented precision. The breakthrough technology has opened up new possibilities for treating genetic diseases, developing more effective therapies, and even editing the genomes of plants and animals for agricultural and environmental purposes.

What was your "I'm dating a fucking idiot" moment? : AskReddit

After 41 years Microsoft quietly adds spellchecking and autocorrect to Windows Notepad : technology

After 41 years Microsoft quietly adds spellchecking and autocorrect to Windows Notepad : technology
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Local news is in crisis. Massachusetts state government should take action, advocates say. : massachusetts


Scientists re-emerge after a year in Mars simulation project – DW : worldnews

The construction of the 4th Chinese aircraft carrier has reportedly started : worldnews

Massive explosions after a drone hits an ammunition depot in Voronezh, Russia : ukraine

(1) MAKS 24 on X: "VERY BIG TOP NEWS TODAY " UAVs attack at night: Lukoil oil depot, Rosneft oil depot, Mobile phone tower in Yeysk, Telecommunication tower in the Kursk region. Mistral short-range air defence systems have been delivered to Ukraine, - MoD of Estonia - Moldova will generate electricity for Ukraine in exchange for natural gas, / X

Police say eight suspects have been detained after the state leader of India's Bahujan Samaj Party was hacked to death : worldnews

Turkey has advanced 15 kilometers into Kurdistan Region territory: Monitor : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #57) : worldnews

Israeli protesters block highways, call for cease-fire to return hostages 9 months into war in Gaza : worldnews

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: Talks for a Gaza ceasefire continue this week amid Hamas-Israel disagreements over permanent ceasefire terms, central to ongoing negotiations involving CIA Director William Burns. Story by @tovahlazaroff / X
Hamas agrees to US-backed ceasefire, hostage release plan : worldnews

(1) ToI ALERTS on X: Live update: Egypt to host Israeli, US delegations for Gaza ceasefire talks, says Al Qahera TV / X

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: The Israel Air Force and IDF artillery struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure and observation posts in the areas of Houla and Odaisseh in southern Lebanon, the IDF announced on Saturday evening. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 864, Part 1 (Thread #1011) : worldnews

Losses of the Russian military to 7.7.2024 : ukraine
Leaked documents suggest more Russians killed in Ukraine than previously thought : worldnews
Old Man's War - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I would hope, but I am not optimistic, that Russians will someday hold Putin and his clique responsible for what is in effect Great Power Suicide.

Ukrainian military shoots down Russian Su-25 in Donetsk region | УНН : worldnews

Statue of Greek god, Hermes, uncovered in sewer in Bulgaria : worldnews

Germany's first African-born MP to stand down after racist abuse : news

TIL a Dutch court ordered a 41-year-old man, who judges said had fathered between 550-600 children, to stop donating sperm. The court considered it "sufficiently plausible" that the children has or could have negative psychosocial consequences including problems around identity & fears of incest. : todayilearned

French elections: Left projected to win most seats, ahead of Macron's coalition and far right : worldnews
Leftist alliance leads French election, no absolute majority, initial estimates show : news - I can't believe Macron's gambit fucking worked
Allons Enfants de la Patrie! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Le Pen calls for cancellation of authorisation for Ukraine to use French weapons to strike Russia : worldnews

Brazil apologises after three diplomats' Black teenage children searched at gunpoint by police : worldnews

Forecasters expect Beryl to make landfall near Matagorda Bay : news
Beryl expected to slam Texas coast as hurricane Monday

Death Valley sets a new daily record with a searing 128 degrees as West Coast heat wave drags on : news

USA showing the world! : PoliticalHumor

President Biden Announces $1 Billion in Project Selections to Make Communities More Resilient to Climate Change and Natural Hazards Through His Investing in America Agenda : politics

Opinion | What explains the genius and originality of the American Founders? - The Washington Post Looked down on by England's ruling class, they reacted by redefining what it means to be civilized.

Biden-Harris Administration Approves Ninth Offshore Wind Project : politics undefined

Ex-FBI agent rebukes Supreme Court immunity ruling: "Look back in history" : politics
Hear ye! Hear ye! King Donald I of the House of Orange Blowhard is preparing to rule America : politics

Jim Clyburn Is Right About What Democrats Should Do Next : politics

It's Shakespearean : Long-simmering tensions between Biden's family and aides spill out : politics
6 takeaways from Biden's high-stakes interview : politics
We're Releasing Our Full, Unedited Interview With Joe Biden From September : politics

Trump forgotten as media focuses on Biden's bad debate performance : politics
'Goodest Job' or 'Good as Job'? The White House Wants a Word. | ABC News tweaked its transcript of an intriguing moment in its Friday interview with the president after the Biden administration and news outlets raised questions. : politics

Why has Kevin Cannard been visiting the White House so often lately? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Kevin Cannard visited the White House eight times between August of last year and this past March. This is per the White House Visitor Logs, which currently end as of March 31st, so we don't know if or how often he's visited in the three-plus months since. Cannard has served as the "neurology specialist supporting the White House medical unit" since 2012 and published academic papers including one last year in the Parkinsonism & Related Disorders journal that focused on the "early stage" of the brain degenerative disorder ... So why has Kevin Cannard, early Parkinson's expert, been making regular house calls to the White House for the last year, or at least as of the end of March? That's a question that both the Democratic party and the American people need answered immediately.

Biden's doctor reportedly met with top neurologist at White House : politics

Donald Trump's misleading claims about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol : politics

UK's new foreign secretary once called Trump 'a neo-Nazi-sympathizing sociopath' : politics

Judge Aileen Cannon grants Trump's motion to pause some deadlines in the classified docs case : politics

We should all be terrified of Trump's Project 2025 : politics
Opinion | What I Learned When I Read 887 Pages of Plans for Trump's Second Term - The New York Times
Project 2025 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Heritage faces blowback after 'bloodless' revolution comment : politics
Speaking of world-class assholes - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Transcript: 2 years before deal, prosecutors knew about Epstein's rape of teenage girls : politics
Hunter Biden laptop update - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Graphic details about Donald Trump's alleged "sexual proclivities" have emerged in the latest round of court documents containing details of late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's associates.
Epstein's Joker Smile : pics

Trump's hush-money sentencing will still happen in September despite his new immunity superpowers, New York legal experts predict : politics

Trump doesn't want Americans to know what Republicans stand for : politics
Opinion | Trump wants to water down the 2024 platform, concealing the GOP agenda - The Washington Post The former president wants the 2024 GOP platform to be anodyne, but don't be fooled. He has an extreme agenda.

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An Ohio parent joined LifeWise Academy to post its curriculum online. Now it's suing him : politics

Ten Commandments gone wild! The Christian right's latest toxic distraction: A tale of the evangelical right, the least religious president ever and Cecil B. DeMille's phony list from God : politics
Ten Commandments gone wild! The Christian right's latest toxic distraction |
The Alt-Right Playbook: Control the Conversation - YouTube

Mystery Song : videos

Oklahoma's Bible Requirement Is a Part of a Broader Rightwing Assault. The mandate to place Bibles in classrooms reflects a larger effort to undermine the rule of law. : politics

Students Target Teachers in Group TikTok Attack, Shaking Their School : technology

At Stake: Reproductive Rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Kansas Top Court Rejects Ban on Common Abortion Procedure : politics

Kansas judge blocks Biden's LGBTQ student protections in 4 more states : politics If it's not clear that Republicans want LGBTQIA+ kids to be bullied to death, it's clear now. They are just attacking LGBTQIA+ kids in an unrelenting assault on freedom and autonomy. The Republican Party wants to turn America into the Christian Iran, and they will kill off anyone who dares stand in their way, including LGBTQIA+ kids. The Republican Party is worse than the Westboro Baptist Church.

Former reporter settles part of her lawsuit over a police raid on a Kansas newspaper for $235,000 : Journalism

Never have heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's not news that being a great artist has nothing to do with being a good person, but I find this revelation particularly sad:

Biggest asshole in neoconfederate legal world strikes again - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Rival Reveals Path to Take Her Down : politics

'Gay/trans panic' defense could soon be illegal in Mich. : politics ... So far, only 19 states have banned the gay-trans panic defense.

Missing Georgia firefighters found dead after ending 'toxic' relationship : news

My stepfather sexually abused me when I was a child. My mother, Alice Munro, chose to stay with him : books

Rewatching The Newsroom and it's crazy how much of this show is shockingly even more relevant now than it was 10+ years ago : television

Recent research found that sexting does not contribute to an increase in depression symptoms or conduct problems among adolescents over time. This finding suggests that efforts to reduce sexting among young people may not prevent mental health issues as previously thought. : science

How We Are All Cooking Rice Incorrectly - And Could Be Endangering Our Health - Scientists believe millions may be endangering their health by cooking their rice incorrectly.

ELI5: Why does chromosome 21 seem relatively prone to abnormalities (ie-Down Syndrome)? : explainlikeimfive

Reducing US adults' processed meat intake by 30% (equivalent to around 10 slices of bacon a week) would, over a decade, prevent more than 350,000 cases of diabetes, 92,500 cardiovascular disease cases, and 53,300 colorectal cancer cases : science

TIL is is estimated that medical errors is the 3rd leading cause of U.S deaths, causing up to 250k deaths yearly : todayilearned

Astaxanthin supplementation significantly enhances aerobic exercise efficiency, especially at higher doses and for longer durations | A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials : science

The Shape of a Raindrop | NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

How do normal people have the strength to do the housework with a 40 plus hour job? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why do computers use base 2 as opposed to a different base : explainlikeimfive

Professor teaches the concepts of calculus to an engaged 5th grade class : videos

“Everyone hates me until they need me.” What jobs are the best example of this? : AskReddit

What's the absolute worst thing you've ever smelled? : AskReddit

Guys who have gone from skinny to big and muscular, how has it changed your life? : AskReddit

Is There A Closing Credits Sequence More Calming After A Tense Film Than Jaws'? : movies

Cloudflare Blocks Pirate Sites After Web Sheriff Filed Laundry List of Violations. : technology

ELI5: Breaking the 4th wall : explainlikeimfive


What living with long Covid looks like. Dianna (PhysicsGirl) livestream. : videos

Former Philippine leader Duterte and aide accused of steering government contracts to cronies : worldnews

South Korea: Kimchi blamed for mass norovirus sickness : worldnews

Tornado kills at least five people as it tears through Dongming county in Shangdong, eastern China : worldnews ... It turns out about 20 countries regularly have them, but they aren't regular in either Korea. The US averages about 1,150-1,200 tornadoes per year, Canada has about 100 per year and the rest of the world combines for 100-200 per year.
Chinese Social Media Platforms Launch Crackdown on Extreme Nationalism and Xenophobic Hate-Speech After Fatal Suzhou Stabbing : technology

Russia's weapons production has actually increased dramatically despite Western sanctions, report says : worldnews

Poll: More and more Russians think a nuclear strike on Ukraine is justified : worldnews

(1) Anton Gerashchenko on X: The Russian Ministry of Transport complains that Kazakhstan has started to detain trucks of Russian trucking companies carrying European goods in foreign semi-trailers to the neighboring country after re-hitching them at the border with the European Union. Kazakhstan simply does / X

Modi to seek early discharge of Indians from Russian army in Moscow talks : worldnews

Putin welcomes Pezeshkian's Iran election win, says nations can 'coordinate efforts' : worldnews

'Breakthrough' heightens hopes of Gaza ceasefire : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 863, Part 1 (Thread #1010) : worldnews
(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of July 5, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. / X

Latest Russian strikes on northern Ukraine leave more than 100K without power : worldnews

Ukraine's airfields under fire as Russia braces for F-16s : worldnews

(1) ChrisO_wiki on X: 2/ The Russian blogger Anatasia Kashevarova reports that after a video was recorded by 50 injured soldiers in Ukraine, "more messages came about sending untreated mobilised/contract soldiers to the front from the Samara region and from other regions. / X

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Incoming reports that Ukraine has liberated the northern part of Hlyboke, Kharkiv region. Waiting for confirmation. / X

Japan, Cambodia to help remove landmines from Ukraine : worldnews

(1) Julia Davis on X: "A former KGB agent praised an ex-Trump admin. staffer Elbridge Colby on state TV, suggesting that his foreign policy would implement the position that the U.S. doesn't need Ukraine at all. Colby is a contributor to the 900-page Project 2025 document. / X

Study sheds light on the link between life dissatisfaction and the rise of right-wing populist movements in Europe | Survey data from 14 countries, researchers found individuals dissatisfied with their lives are more likely to hold negative views on immigration and distrust political institutions. : science

Slovakia's prime minister says he would have loved to have joined Viktor Orban in Moscow : worldnews

Voters in France's overseas territories kick off a pivotal parliamentary election : worldnews
Le Pen Says Mbappe Should Not 'Lecture' French Voters : worldnews
Nestle France under investigation in contaminated pizza case : worldnews
Fuck Nestlé

A NATO summit and mending EU relations are among first tasks for new UK leader Keir Starmer : worldnews
Threats from Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping will be a focus of upcoming Nato summit : worldnews

The intriguing real-life story of Keir Starmer, U.K.'s new prime minister - As the next leader of Britain, Keir Starmer brings working-class roots, a forensic legal style and a ruthless approach to politics.

King Charles Meets With Keir Starmer, His Third Prime Minister in Two Years : worldnews ... Elizabeth had 179 individuals serve as her realms' prime ministers throughout her reign.

UK Labour MP slams abuse from pro-Palestinian activists after 'worst election ever' : worldnews
UK Labour MP slams abuse from pro-Palestinian activists after worst election ever -- Jess Phillips says she and party activists suffered severe harassment during their campaign over Labour's position on the Israel-Hamas war: 'The humiliation was by men, to women'

Prime Minister Keir Starmer axes Rwanda plan on first day in office, say reports : worldnews ... Only five failed asylum-seekers were flown to Rwanda at a cost of 74 million a head

We have too many prisoners, says new PM Keir Starmer : worldnews

History of Canadian residential school cemeteries is evidence of genocide, interlocutor says : worldnews
Information archivee dans le Web | Information Archived on the Web

Death Valley expected to top record temp during intense heat wave

We Rejected Monarchy in 1776. The Supreme Court Just Brought It Back. : politics

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics
QAnon Memes, F-Bombs, and Tribunals: As Biden Faltered, Trump Amped Up the Crazy : politics

ABC News Saw Significant Ratings Bounce With Joe Biden Interview And Easily Won Timeslot (8.1 Million Viewers) : television

Calls to replace Biden vs. silence on Trump? America has lost its political mind. : politics
White House denies Biden has any form of dementia at tense press conference : politics
"Wrong about everything so far": Fired-up Biden blasts reporters for suggesting he can't win : politics

Biden Narrows Gap With Trump in Swing States Despite Debate Loss | Biden has narrowed Trump's lead in swing states despite a widely panned presidential debate performance, the Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll finds : politics
Biden Has Lost Little Swing-State Support Following First Debate | Biden holds an advantage over Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin : politics

Nate Silver calls for Biden to resign after 'incoherent' comments in ABC interview : politics

The Washington Post - His interview with George Stephanopoulos did nothing to reassure people worried about a Biden defeat.
Biden says only 'the Lord almighty' could make him drop out in pivotal TV interview : politics
ABC's George Stephanopoulos' exclusive interview with President Biden: Full transcript : politics
Biden refuses cognitive test, denies poll slump in ABC interview : politics
Biden at peace if he loses to Trump: "As long as I gave it my all" : politics
Situations have ended sad, relationships have all gone bad - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A few late-night thoughts on today's developments: (1) Biden's ABC interview featured this gem, which I'm wondering how many members of the Joe Biden Martyrs Brigade are willing to defend: ... This election is about an existential threat to American democracy, but if Joe gave it the old college try he's going to be cool with it ... (4) I think it's quite telling how little the White House has done to try to put Biden in situations that could reassure people about his cognitive state in the eight days since the debate disaster. That two weeks are going to pass before he even holds a press conference speaks volumes about the level of confidence the people around him currently have.

Fourth Democratic House member calls on Biden to exit 2024 race after clips of ABC interview released : politics

'We've all enabled the situation': Dems turn on Biden's inner sanctum post debate : politics ... It seems like it had become a pretty closely guarded secret.

Brazil provides model for banana republic to the north - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Liz Cheney: Trump 'threatens to unravel our Republic' : politics

Joy Reid says she'd vote for Biden if he was 'in a coma' : politics

Opinion | How Kamala Harris and Jill Biden could help usher in Trump - The Washington Post In separate ways, Jill Biden and Kamala Harris raise the specter of a Trump presidency.

Aileen Cannon stalls Trump case again : politics
Who's most responsible for this Supreme Court's awful rulings? Ronald Reagan. : politics

Trump World panicking as Project 2025 gets on the radar of voters : politics
What is Project 2025 and what does it have to do with a second Trump term? : politics
We should all be terrified of Trump's Project 2025 | Donald Trump : politics
Trump caught lying again — 'I know nothing about Project 2025' - and there are receipts : politics
Trump's Camp Says It Has Nothing to Do With Project 2025 Manifesto -- Aside From Writing It : politics
Michael Steele ridicules Trump for post disowning Project 2025 : politics

Trump's Far-Right Army Is Threatening Bloodshed. Believe Them. : politics

Stormy Daniels gets more than $900K from GoFundMe after alleged threats | Stormy Daniels : politics

Rudy Giuliani officially disbarred in New York for Trump election interference efforts : politics

Former Trump Staffer Shares Texts Revealing Secret Payoffs : politics

Jeffrey Epstein grand jury documents released by Florida judge - BBC News : politics

Mike Lee spreads fake claim of Biden medical emergency on Air Force One. Utah Senator then attacked media for being untrustworthy, during frenzied posting on social media : politics

'Voters Won Big': Wisconsin Supreme Court Restores Ballot Drop Boxes | "At the very heart of our democracy is the fundamental freedom to vote," said Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. "This is a victory for our democracy." : politics

The violence inherent in the MAGA - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Say what you will about Mark Robinson, he gets the ethos: "Some folks need killing!"

Human hunting, not climate change, played a decisive role in the extinction of large mammals over the last 50,000 years. This conclusion comes from researchers who reviewed over 300 scientific articles. Human hunting of mammoths, mastodons, and giant sloths was consistent across the world. : science

Scientists create world's first anode-free sodium solid-state battery – a breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries. Although there have been previous sodium, solid-state, and anode-free batteries, no one has been able to successfully combine these three ideas until now. : science

Man dies after placing lit firework on his head while at Fourth of July party, deputies say : news

A recent study sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of bullying behavior among women | The research reveals that expressions of vulnerable narcissism, rather than grandiose narcissism, play a significant role in predicting verbal, physical, and indirect bullying. : science

A recent study found that higher sleep quality during weekends was associated with slightly lower levels of exhaustion during the workweek | These employees were better able to refocus on their work on Mondays, setting a positive tone for the entire week. : science

Research in the US has found that partisan bias significantly influences people's judgment, leading them to prefer harsher penalties for political violence against those who share their political affiliation compared to political rivals. : science

A new study involving almost 5,500 people suggests that long-term benzodiazepine use may shrink parts of the brain involved in memory and mood regulation. : science

Reddit, what is your best tale of karma that hit way harder than expected? : AskReddit

Murder Rate by State 2024 - Mississippi 23.7 Louisiana 21.3 Alabama

The Clever Folds That Kept Letters Secret

Mass Casualty Incident on Crescent City Beach After Fireworks Accident Yesterday : news

What is the ugliest fashion that is trending right now but no one talks about and why? : AskReddit

What's the worst job you ever done in your life? : AskReddit

Book banning just got harder in Vermont. Here's what to know about the new law. : books

MFA Boston's first Salvador Dali exhibition unveils his depths

Cambridge rank #2 out of 604 medium-sized U.S. cities for bicycling. : CambridgeMA

Anyone else a little sad Cambridge Trust is going away? : CambridgeMA

Explain to me like I'm an idiot : boston

This housing market is beyond madness (for buyers and renters) : boston

Rclone : Rclone syncs your files to cloud storage

Wild new Wi-Fi routers turn your home network into a security radar : technology
Wild new Wi-Fi routers turn your home network into a security radar


Hurricane Beryl Isn't a Freak Storm - It's the Exact Nightmare Meteorologists Predicted | WIRED - A hot ocean provides the energy hurricanes need to grow - and can limit the cooling that happens in their wake, making it likelier that the storms that follow will be powerful ones.

Japan confirms China set up buoy over its southern continental shelf : worldnews
Japan sets world record for the fastest internet speed ever : worldnews
Japan warns US forces: Sex crimes 'cannot be tolerated': worldnews

Samsung expects profits to jump by more than 1,400% : worldnews

State Duma votes to ban Russian lawmakers from unauthorised travel abroad : worldnews

Russia complains about massive drone attack on Rostov : worldnews

UNITED24 Media on X: A modern Russian missile ship was set on fire from the inside, and secret documents were stolen by a defector to Ukraine. / X

Russia: Putin critic Kara-Murza taken to hospital, says wife - DW - 07/05/2024 : worldnews

FBI Offers $10 Million Reward for Capture of Russian Hacker : worldnews

Iran Sentences Labor Activist To Death Amid Rights Groups' Outcry : worldnews

Footage shows: Hamas terrorists beat hungry Gazans for 'stealing' aid : worldnews

'No Palestinian state west of the Jordan River,' 63 Knesset members say : worldnews

(1) KyivPost on X: Zelensky Will Not Give Interview to Carlson Mr. Tucker #Carlson should pay closer attention to his sources in the FSB. The President of Ukraine has a completely different schedule, and Carlson is not on it," press secretary of Ukrainian President, Serhiy Nikyforov, said. /X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 862, Part 1 (Thread #1009) : worldnews
(1) Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 on X: Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 04 July 2024. Find out more about Defence Intelligence's use of language: #StandWithUkraine / X
(1) Institute for the Study of War on X: X

(1) OSINTtechnical on X: "New footage of the Ukrainian Navy's new flagship, the Ada class corvette Hetman Ivan Mazepa (F211), currently conducting workup operations off the coast of Turkey. Hetman Ivan Mazepa is the Ukrainian Navy's first modern major surface combatant. /X

Ukraine navy chief says Russia is losing Crimean hub in Black Sea : worldnews

All Russian Kinzhal missiles downed over Kyiv since arrival of Patriot systems, Ukrainian Air Force says : worldnews

Ukraine war: Russia's 'meat assaults' batter Ukraine's defences : worldnews

(1) Christo Grozev on X: Project Kylo: how SVR, FSB and GRU plotted to terrorize the West, stoke existential fears and create animosity to Ukraine refugees. How they conspired to make this 'utterly tracelessly". Until we got their emails / X

Couple Spying for Russia During Wedding Photoshoot Arrested in Odesa : worldnews

(1) Intermarium 24 on X: The stage before start of Pet Shop Boys concert in Warsaw yesterday - Poland stand with Ukraine / X

(1) NEXTA on X: "Czechia bans entry of Russians without biometric passports Czechia will not recognize non-biometric passports of Russian citizens. This was announced on Thursday by the country's Foreign Ministry. If a Russian citizen presents a non-biometric passport in the Czechia, it will be considered that they are illegally here, and further a decision will be made on what to do with them, the Czech Foreign Ministry said. / X
Czech Republic lifts ban on gay men donating blood : worldnews

Top Vatican Official Accused of Lying Over €350 Million Real Estate Deal : worldnews

Europol says mobile roaming tech is hampering crimefighters : worldnews

Spain introduces porn passport to stop kids from watching smut : worldnews

French ultra-right website calls for 'elimination' of lawyers who signed letter against RN : worldnews

Wales results: Conservatives suffer first Welsh wipeout since 2001 : worldnews
SNP left shocked by Labour surge across Scotland : worldnews

Britain swings to the center-left in historic U.K. election landslide : worldnews
What's the feeling about Labour wiping the Tories in the UK elections? : AskReddit
'The Labour Party has won this general election': Sunak concedes defeat : worldnews
Former Tory prime minister Liz Truss loses her seat to Labour : worldnews - The last time a former Prime Minister in the UK lost their seat in an election was a century ago, so this is pretty historical. Definitely can't say she didn't deserve this though.

What is something the United States of America does better than any other country? : AskReddit

Discussion Thread: President Biden Gives First Post-Debate Interview : politics

Opinion | Frailty Explains What's Happening to President Biden - The New York Times

Justice Thomas wants the Supreme Court to go after 'far-reaching' work safety laws : politics

Hidden Histories of Presidential Medical Dramas - There's a long history of presidential ailments—and efforts to hush them up -- including George Washington's near-death encounter with the flu, Grover Cleveland's secret tumor, and the clandestine suffering of John F. Kennedy.

Jill Biden is Vogue's cover star. What timing. : politics

Varying Treatment of Biden and Trump Puts Their Parties in Stark Relief : politics

Gov. Healey with a not so subtle message for Biden : massachusetts

Project 2025 was supposed to boost Donald Trump'' campaign - but it may be backfiring instead | : Trump's authoritarian game plan is breaking through the post-debate noise and it's starting to scare people
Project 2025 was supposed to boost Donald Trump's campaign - but it may be backfiring instead: : politics
What is Project 2025? Project 2025 Explained | 5 Criticisms of Project 2025 - YouTube
Allies of Donald Trump are pushing for the first nuclear tests in three decades | Trump advisers and Project 2025 are calling for a dramatic expansion of the nation's nuclear stockpile : politics
Donald Trump Claims Republicans' Project 2025 has Nothing to Do With Him: 'Abysmal' : politics

Video reveals Trump saying broken down pile of c*** Biden is quitting White House race : politics

Ex-Trump Staffer Alleges Campaign Settled Seedy Suits in Bombshell Filing : politics
Ex-Trump Staffer Alleges Campaign Settled Seedy Suits in Bombshell Filing The texts, allegedly between A.J. Delgado and Jenna Ellis, claimed Donald Trump's campaign paid off a number of lawsuits for a man whose name is not fully disclosed.

Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns ruling that barred most ballot drop boxes : politics

RFK Jr.'s Family Doesn't Want Him to Run. Even They May Not Know His Darkest Secrets. | Vanity Fair - A shocking photograph. Blowback from a Trump meeting. Alleged sexual assault. The Kennedys have voiced support for Joe Biden, but certain aspects of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s character are only just now coming to light.

RFK Jr.: 'I won't take sides on 9/11' : politics

They try to say it's a communist plot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The former governor of the state that represents the purest expression of Republican governance is trying to get reporters put in jail for exposing massive welfare fraud:

MAGA Gov Candidate's Ugly, Hateful Rant: "Some Folks Need Killing!" : politics
MAGA Gov Candidate's Ugly, Hateful Rant: "Some Folks Need Killing!" | The New Republic Mark Robinson, the GOP nominee for governor in North Carolina, has a long history of incendiary comments. But he may have topped himself this time. Mark Robinson speaks with finger raised in the air

Biblical push in schools poses major test for separation of church and state : politics

Kansas Supreme Court reaffirms abortion rights are protected by constitution, striking down 2 laws : politics

A new documentary goes behind the scenes of Christian nationalism : politics

The Beverly Hills Cop Legacy Is More Problematic Than You Remember

Insufficient REM sleep disrupts the dynamic reorganization of resting state functional brain networks, primarily affecting the default mode network (DMN) and may negatively alter thalamus function : science

How Humans Are Shaped By Viruses How the microbes that make us sick also helped us evolve.

Individuals with social anxiety disorder should be screened for ADHD and vice versa. The recent review of 41 papers found that having both social anxiety disorder and ADHD is linked to more severe symptoms and higher levels of impairment compared to having just one of these conditions. : science

BMI out, body fat in: Diagnosing obesity needs a change to take into account of how body fat is distributed | Study proposes modernizing obesity diagnosis and treatment to take account of all the latest developments in the field, including new obesity medications. : science

'Narcissistic abuse' has gone mainstream. But what is it? - The Washington Post - Skeptics say it's just a trendy hashtag. Survivors say it describes the unimaginably manipulative relationships they've escaped.

"I Was in Love With a Monster": The Day I Found out My Boyfriend Was a Murderer In 2015, churchwarden Ben Field murdered his partner. No one suspected a thing - least of all Field's girlfriend, Lara Busby.

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Is a shoe-free home really better? Scientists may have an answer. (yes)

The 7 Best Window Air Conditioners of 2024 | Window AC Unit Reviews

Nearly 10 billion passwords stolen by hackers - how to protect yourself | Tom's Guide : technology

Frank Sinatra-Mug Shot--Front and Side - 1938 -
The Beatles - Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remix) [Rock] : Music

What's the absolute saddest song you've ever heard? : AskReddit

Windows 11: a spyware machine out of users' control? : technology
Do you think every PC will be arm ? : Surface
I switched from an iPad and need something similar to AssistiveTouch. : Surface

RockYou2024: 10 billion passwords leaked in the largest compilation of all time : worldnews

How to unlock new experiences on your Copilot+ PC : Surface


How Do Fireworks Work? | The Science of Fireworks

Japan declares victory in effort to end government use of floppy disks : worldnews

Russia drops from top ten largest economies worldwide : worldnews ... Amidst a decline in the ruble's value, Russia has fallen out of the top ten largest economies globally, slipping from 8th to 11th place, according to a World Bank report released on July 4, with Italy, Brazil, and Canada surpassing its growth rates last year.

Apple bows to Kremlin pressure to remove leading VPNs from Russian AppStore : worldnews

India's high air pollution counts for a large share of deaths: Air pollution could be responsible for 7 out of 100 deaths in India, and mortality is high even at levels well below national limit values : science

Video appears to show gang-rape of Afghan woman in a Taliban jail | Global development : worldnews

Gaza cease-fire talks will resume

Israeli strike kills senior Hezbollah commander in south Lebanon, prompting retaliatory rocket fire : worldnews
Hezbollah fired over 200 rockets and UAVs into Northern Israel : worldnews

Hamas faces growing public dissent as Gaza war erodes support : worldnews

Israel has approved largest West Bank land grab in 30 years, watchdog says : news

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Zelenskyi said that Ukrainian forces are better positioned in terms of manpower than they were months ago and a new counteroffensive is a matter of arming its brigades. "It's not a deadlock, it's a problematic situation. A deadlock means there's no way out. But a problem can be olved if one has the will and has the tools. We do have the will, and the tools - they haven't arrived yet." / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 861, Part 1 (Thread #1008) : worldnews

US to Purchase Patriot and NASAMS Interceptors for $2.2 Billion for Ukraine : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: President Zelensky said Trump should reveal his plan for ending Russia's war against Ukraine so Kyiv can be prepared for any risks such a plan might entail. "If Trump knows how to finish this war, he should tell us today," Zelensky told Bloomberg TV. / X
Zelensky says Trump should reveal plan on ending Russia's war : worldnews

(1) TOP LEAD on X: In June, Ukraine shot down 94% of drones and 64% of missiles. The number of both Ukrainian and Russian strikes decreased. We have prepared a short summary of what happened in the war in June. #UkraineWar / X
Ukrainian Serviceman Tells About MIM-23 Hawk's Work Against Enemy Shahed Drones | Defense Express

Greece arrests 7 over arson attacks on synagogue, Israeli-owned hotel : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Germany will never support a ceasefire in Ukraine that would lead to Ukraine's capitulation", - Olaf Scholz / X

Russian-linked cybercampaigns put a bull's-eye on France. Their focus? The Olympics and elections : worldnews

Teacher who had sex with two schoolboys and became pregnant by one of them jailed for six-and-a-half years in UK : worldnews

Brazil police indict ex-President Bolsonaro for money laundering, criminal association, sources say : worldnews

Chinese spy bases in Cuba are multiplying, including one near a US naval base. : worldnews

On a day to celebrate US democracy, many Americans are worried about it : politics
Let America Be America Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Langston Hughes

July 4th in Boston: The city celebrates Independence Day

Pentagon Has a Huawei Dilemma Congress Doesn't Want to Solve : politics

Opinion | Harvard should embrace free speech, not sanction it In countries like China and Russia, one is punished if they present an idea that is classified as antipatriotic. Is this truly the direction that Harvard should now be turning?

Health care costs are a top concern for voters in the 2024 election : politics ... Reminder that the Republican healthcare plan is to replace Obamacare with people dying quickly after they get sick - health care was the third-highest issue priority for voters, garnering a robust 57% from respondents.

The Supreme Court Has Murdered the Constitution : politics
To save democracy, unions say Supreme Court reform an immediate necessity : politics
Congressman Joe Morelle Authoring Constitutional Amendment to Reverse U.S. Supreme Court's Immunity Decision : politics

Originalism is a dead letter: Supreme Court majority accused of abandoning legal principles in Trump immunity ruling : politics

But it's a very classy authoritarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money The Atlantic has published a pretty good critique of the Roberts Court's lawless monarchical turn: Forget Donald Trump. Forget Joe Biden. Think instead about the Constitution. What does this document, the supreme law of our land, actually say about lawsuits against ex-presidents? Nothing remotely resembling what Chief Justice John Roberts and five associate justices declared in yesterday's disappointing Trump v. United States decision

When Will Democrats Take the Supreme Court Seriously? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - First things first–Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan both need to issue their resignations, contingent on the confirmation of a replacement named by Democrats, immediately.

The target of the right's 'revolution' is pluralistic democracy itself | The president of the Heritage Foundation said, "We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be." : politics

Biden tells governors he needs more sleep and less work at night - The Boston Globe
"I screwed up": Joe Biden addresses debate performance with Milwaukee radio host : politics
Biden tells governors he got a medical checkup : politics
White House on Biden Mental Acuity After Debate Flop: 'He's as Sharp as Ever' : politics
Time to Roll the Dice: Biden's party doesn't need to sleepwalk into a catastrophe. : politics

Debate proved neither Biden nor Trump is a good candidate. But one of them is far worse. : politics

Democratic governors express confidence in Biden after meeting him : politics

Pete Buttigieg beats other possible Democratic replacements for Joe Biden in leaked poll : politics

Fauci says he has 'no doubt' Biden is capable of continuing as president : politics

Netflix Co-founder Becomes One of the Biggest Democratic Donors to Call for Biden to Step Aside : politics

Governors after Biden meeting: We have his back : politics
I refuse to concede the future of our democracy to Donald Trump : politics

The Cases Against Trump: A Guide : politics
The Grand Old Party of Liars : politics
CNN Poll: Most Americans don't expect Trump to concede if he loses election : politics

Project 2025 Architect Signals Bloodshed If Left Opposes Trump-Led 'Revolution' : politics

Forcing Biden Out Would Have Only One Beneficiary: Trump : politics

Donald Trump, Katie Johnson Allegations: Everything We Know : politics

Trump Caught on Video Claiming 'Broken-Down' Biden Has Quit: 'It's Kamala' : politics

Maine Democrat Jared Golden says he's OK with Trump winning (said the "sucker and loser")

Raul Grijalva second Democrat in Congress calling for Biden to drop out : politics

Arizona abortion rights advocates submit double the signatures needed to put constitutional amendment on ballot : politics ... This is the most signatures ever gathered for a ballot measure in Arizona history ...

Lauren Boebert slammed for calling first Black gay White House press secretary a 'DEI hire' : politics

Mississippi Republicans' Maps Struck Down for Being Too Racist : politics

A Tennessee woman who hates both Trump and Biden won a $32,000 lawsuit against her city after it fined her for a vulgar yard sign. : politics

Holly Willoughby: Man Found Guilty Of Plot To Kidnap & Murder Former 'This Morning' Presenter : television
Former Indianapolis Colts player and wife facing charges after 14-year-old son found Wednesday morning : videos
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila's new religion and falling out with Green Bay - Sports Illustrated

TIL that sperm can remain viable inside a woman's vagina for up to 5 days. : todayilearned

ELI5 If a child is 50% DNA from either parent, why can it look like it has all features from only one side? : explainlikeimfive

High ceilings linked to poorer exam results for uni students, finds new study, which may explain why you perform worse than expected in university exams in a cavernous gymnasium or massive hall, despite weeks of study. The study factored in the students' age, sex, time of year and prior experience. : science

ELI5: Why won't I get HIV from mosquitoes? : explainlikeimfive

The Best Hard-Boiled Egg Method

What's something insane that you witnessed with your own eyes but no one believes you because there's no proof? : AskReddit

Male singers with unique voices? : Music
Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely (Black & White Night 30) - YouTube

Stephen King was very clever with 11/22/63, in terms of particular references (Spoilers) : books

Salem, MA. charter school teacher arrested in underage sex sting

Gay male doctors in the city? : boston

ASUS's new routers will come with a top VPN built-in : technology

Roku update turns on hated motion-smoothing feature, with no off switch : technology


Inside the Eye of Hurricane Beryl (credit: NOAA) : pics

US reaffirms ironclad commitment to Philippines : worldnews

Japan's top court rules forced sterilisation law unconstitutional, paving the way for compensation claims from victims after years of legal battles : worldnews
ELI5: Why is Japanese economy doing so bad? : explainlikeimfive
Japan reveals three more sexual violence cases involving US military personnel | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News : news

Taiwan says China seizes fishing boat near Chinese coast : worldnews

Xi Jinping held talks with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Kazakhstan, making him the world leader with the most frequent contact with the isolated Russian strongman : worldnews
China is building a mammoth 8 GW solar farm - enough to power around 6 million households : worldnews
China Is Making and Testing Lethal Attack Drones for Russia : worldnews

Stampede at religious event in India kills more than 100 people, almost all of them women : worldnews

At least 900 terrorists killed in Rafah ground operation, IDF chief says - I24NEWS : worldnews
Israel turbocharges West Bank settlement expansion with largest land grab in decades : worldnews

Some Israeli hostages have attempted suicide, Islamic Jihad armed wing says : worldnews

UN probe if envoy funded by Hamas supporters : worldnews

New Gaza famine report reveals grim March predictions were vastly exaggerated : worldnews

Senior Hezbollah field commander killed in Israeli strike, two security sources say : worldnews

'Profound chasm': Ukrainians more optimistic about winning war against Russia than European backers, poll shows : worldnews

US set to announce over $2.3 bln arms package for Ukraine, Pentagon says : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Ahead of the NATO summit next week, we will take steps to build a bridge that would lead Ukraine to NATO membership - Lloyd Austin. / X
(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Trump is considering a deal that would prevent NATO from expanding eastward, particularly into Ukraine and Georgia, and negotiating with Putin on how much Ukrainian territory Russia can keep, according to two national security experts linked to him. / X

Ukraine says it is unwilling to compromise in response to claims by Trump : worldnews

Russia launch recruitment drive in Africa for troops to fight Putin's war in Ukraine | The Independent

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 860, Part 1 (Thread #1007) : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: NATO allies have agreed to fund military aid for Ukraine with 40 billion euros next year, - Reuters ❗️ Stoltenberg had asked member states to keep up military aid for Ukraine at the same level as in the years since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, adding up / X undefined

Zelensky dismissed Orban's ceasefire proposal, Kyiv says : worldnews

Russia lost about 60 vessels in southern Ukraine in a month - Ukrainian Navy : worldnews

Russia-based disinformation network linked to fake story about Zelenska's Bugatti purchase, BBC says : technology

China Can End Russia's War in Ukraine With One Phone Call, Finland Says : worldnews

Germany, Sweden arrest 8 over suspected war crimes in Syria : worldnews

Two of the German military's new spy satellites appear to have failed in orbit : worldnews

Morocco's legal cannabis industry projected to be worth $420-$630 million per year : worldnews

Greece becomes first EU country to introduce a six-day working week : news
TIL that with only 324 households declaring ownership of a swimming pool on their tax form and fearing tax evasion, Greek authorities turned to satellite imagery for further investigation of Athens' northern suburbs. They discovered a total of 16,974 swimming pools. : todayilearned

Italy seizes Chinese military drones heading to Libya : worldnews

Amsterdam overtourism: City moves to ban cruise ships : worldnews

French left and centrist parties unite to block far-right National Rally from gaining power : worldnews
Russia cheers Marine Le Pen's National Rally in French election : worldnews
'No hope in French authorities' | Israeli MK's 88-year-old grandmother assaulted in France : worldnews

Russia sent Kilo attack submarine toward Irish Sea twice, Bloomberg News reports : worldnews

AI-Driven Fake News Network from Russia Impersonates US Local Media to Influence Elections : worldnews

Ukraine's Zelenskiy Challenges Trump to Reveal Plans for Quick End to War : politics

Biden Told Ally That He Is Weighing Whether to Continue in the Race : politics
Biden says 'no one is pushing me out' of presidential race after disastrous debate : politics
Biden has privately acknowledged next stretch of days are critical for whether he can save his reelection bid : politics

At debate, Biden meant to say he had beaten 'big pharma,' not Medicare : politics

The US supreme court just completed Trump's January 6 coup attempt : politics
Something Has Gone Deeply Wrong at the Supreme Court : politics
Clarence Thomas takes aim at a new target: Eliminating OSHA : politics
Five SCOTUS Justices' Comments on Prez Immunity Come Back to Haunt Them : politics

Republican glee over 'immunity' decision shows they don't fear Donald Trump - they desire a dictator : politics

Absolutely Chilling : Conservative Behind Trump Agenda Ripped For Ominous 'Threat' : politics

'Straight up fascism': Joy Reid on potential fallout from SCOTUS Trump immunity decision : politics

What the Jeffrey Epstein Documents Reveal About Donald Trump : politics
Americans of Reddit, how come your media is ignoring Trump appearing repeatedly in Epsteins files and meeting Russian diplomats? : AskReddit

Second Trump term promises new level of lawless after ruling, Richard Nixon would have had a pass : politics

New Jersey refuses to renew Trump golf club liquor licenses because of hush-money convictions : politics

US judge blocks Biden administration rule against gender identity discrimination in healthcare : news

In the lead-up to the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, Arizona's chief election officer received far more harassing messages on Twitter than any of her counterparts in other states. More than 30% of all tweets directed at her, fell into the "most aggressive" category of attacks : science

Project 2025 leader promises 'second American Revolution' : politics
What is Project 2025, Heritage Foundation's outline of conservative priorities? : politics

Republicans gut HIV/AIDS spending by over $400 million in next year's budget : politics

'Unconscionable Surrender to Fascism': Democrat Jared Golden Says He's Ok With Trump Win | A political science professor described the Maine congressman's op-ed as "one of the most irresponsible things a Democratic member of Congress has written in recent memory." : politics

Conservative Heritage leader: 'Second American Revolution' will be bloodless 'if the left allows it to be' : politics
RVC research discovers hippos' ability to become airborne - Royal Veterinary College, RVC

Arkansas AG warns Temu isn't like Amazon or Walmart: 'It's a theft business' : technology

Diddy Sued by Woman Claiming He Sex Trafficked Her at Parties : Music

Woman accused of trying to drown 3-year-old Muslim child is rearrested after bond increased to $1M|CNN : news

[NSFW] What's the most depraved thing you've seen someone do? : AskReddit

Scientists may have uncovered Autism's earliest biological signs: differences in autism severity linked to brain development in the embryo, with larger brain organoids correlating with more severe autism symptoms. This insight into the biological basis of autism could lead to targeted therapies. : science
Vitamin B6 is vital for brain function, with deficiency linked to memory issues and depression. Supplementing B6 alone isn't sufficient. Research shows blocking the enzyme pyridoxal phosphatase raises cellular B6 levels - possibly offering novel ways to treat mental and neurodegenerative disorders. : science

A new study shed light on societal double standards regarding sexual activity in men and women. Society tends to view men with high sexual activity more favorably than women with high sexual activity, while women with low sexual activity are judged more positively than men with low sexual activity. : science

TIL that serotonin, commonly linked to happiness as a neurotransmitter, has a surprising dual nature: it can be toxic. When injected into the skin, it causes severe pain and is a key component in wasp, hornet, and scorpion venom. : todayilearned

TIL because of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, dietary supplements in the US don't need to be approved for safety, don't need to disclose side effects, and don't even need to contain listed ingredients : todayilearned

Research (tested on sheep) shows a megadose of sodium ascorbate appears to rapidly reverse the harm sepsis causes to the brain. Sepsis is a deadly condition that currently has no treatments. Septic patients commonly suffer a range of complications that can cause cognitive impairment and disability : science

ELI5: why does CocaCola in a can taste different from CocaCola in a glass or plastic. : explainlikeimfive

TIL the boy whose exorcism inspired "The Exorcist" later became a NASA engineer, where his contributions significantly supported the Apollo missions during the 1960s. : todayilearned

Neil Gaiman Accused of Sexual Assault by Two Women : books

Should We Be Eating Three Meals a Day? The idea that we should eat three meals a day is surprisingly modern. How many meals a day is best for our health?
Seven different methods, side by side. The winner is clear.

Chinese study links toxins in the environment and depression symptoms. Analysing data from 3427 participants, testing for 62 toxins like formaldehyde and metals, 27 toxins were linked to depression, mainly through blood inflammation. Regulating harmful chemicals could improve mental health : science

Hippos might fly: UK research discovers animal can get airborne | Analysis shows hippos get all four feet off the ground at once up to 15% of the time when at full pelt : science

Thoughts on past vs present tense? : books

GestureSign is life-changing. Makes the Surface Pro feel way better as a tablet. : Surface

X Elite or X Plus? : Surface

Hurricane Beryl reaches Category 5 status : worldnews
Hurricane Beryl: Caribbean leader calls out rich countries for climate failures as 'horrendous' storm makes landfall : worldnews

Summer Covid wave 'building' after rise in hospital admissions : worldnews

Newly completed solar and battery project, the largest of its kind in the U.S., comes online: 'This is a pretty big deal' : technology
Today's Outlook | Supply | California ISO
Grid and Market Conditions
ISO New England - Real-Time Maps and Charts

The Next Big Gator - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... In other words, China is building a world-class (defined here as Top Two) amphibious assault capability, probably for no specific reason whatsoever.

Islamic State killed nearly 4,100 in Syria since collapse of caliphate in 2019 – report : worldnews

Netanyahu says end-phase of war on Hamas is close : worldnews

Israel sparks international condemnation over plans to legalize five West Bank settlements : worldnews

Ukraine thwarts alleged coup attempt, security service says : worldnews

Another One Of Russia's Nuclear-Proof Transports Just Got Blown Up In Ukraine : worldnews

UN calls Russia to stop jamming GPS communications : worldnews

German court convicts far-right politician Bjoern Hoecke for using Nazi slogan : worldnews

Macron's Election Gamble Has Failed. Now He's Nowhere to Be Seen : worldnews (haha wrong)
French candidates bow out in concerted bid to block far-right : worldnews
French far-right candidate to drop out after picture emerges of her wearing Nazi cap : worldnews
(1) Emma Fourreau on X: Ludivine Daoudi, la candidate du RN sur la 1e circonscription du Calvados, est portée disparue depuis le début de la campagne. Quand on regarde ses réseaux sociaux, on comprend mieux pourquoi. Le 7 juillet, pas une seule voix pour ces immondes fascistes. / X

Elderly rabbi hounded out by Gaza mob in England : worldnews

Brazil's Amazon sees worst 6 months of wildfires in 20 years, the result of a historic drought : worldnews

Mob of 'middle eastern men' brutally beat lesbian couple out celebrating a birthday : worldnews

Biden campaign says it raised $264 million in second quarter : politics

Polls May Be Broken But ... Lawyers, Guns & Money Biden down by 6 in the new CNN poll, which is about as good as polling gets, ain't great! ... I do know that Biden is historically weak and that at the very least Harris could do things like speak clear sentences. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party gerontocracy just continues along its merry way.

Opinion | Biden should come clean about his health His advocates should also stop belittling Democrats' legitimate concerns after the president's dismal debate

Can the President Send SEAL Team Six to Assassinate His Rival? After Monday, Yes. : politics
The Supreme Court Turns the President Into a King - The conservative justices have ignored history altogether and created a shocking new precedent: The president is above the law. : politics
Biden to address Immunity ruling by SCOTUS : politics
Biden says he will respect the limits of power, after Supreme Court immunity ruling : politics

God save us from this dishonorable court | An egregious, unconscionable ruling on presidential immunity from the Supreme Court : politics
The Supreme Court Gave Trump a Stunning Gift - and Rewrote the Constitution : politics

Supreme Court Immunity Ruling Destroys Independent Justice Department : politics

Trump amplifies calls to jail top elected officials, invokes military tribunals - The Boston Globe

New York Dem will introduce amendment to reverse Supreme Court immunity ruling : politics
Democrats move to expand Supreme Court after Trump immunity ruling : politics
AOC, fellow Dems explore recourses following Supreme Court ruling : politics

Hyperpartisanship and nihilism: how the Republicans on the Supreme Court learned to love being Donald Trump's personal valet - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Supreme Court Puts Trump Above the Law - The Atlantic - And gives him permission for a despotic second term.

Donald Trump Says Fake Electors Scheme Was 'Official Act' : politics
Trump amplifies posts calling for televised military tribunal for Liz Cheney : politics
Day two of Donald Trump's dictatorship | Plotting out the demise of the American presidency : politics

Trump claims Biden will pay price for weaponization of justice after Bannon's sentence : politics

'Absurd and Nakedly Partisan': Trump-Appointed Judge Blocks Biden LNG Pause | "Trump judges are hellbent on torching environmental safeguards, the climate, and our democracy," said an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity. : politics

Giuliani disbarred in NY as court finds he repeatedly lied about Trump's 2020 election loss : politics

Court appears to reject Paxton/DeSantis/TWITTER FILES theory of the First Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

RFK Jr. Reportedly Shared Photos of Nude Women, BBQ'd Dog : politics

Expanded Overtime - Lawyers, Guns & Money Whatever needs to happen with Biden, I have no complaints whatsoever about his labor record. Julie Su, who remains Acting Secretary of Labor because the techbros hate her so much, has expanded overtime protections in a massive way.

Our Mental Health Crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What's a seemingly small decision you made that ended up drastically changing the course of your life? : AskReddit

Drugs that treat enlarged prostate may also decrease risk for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), says study. Specifically, side effect of the drugs target a biological flaw shared by DLB and other neurodegenerative diseases, raising possibility they may have broad potential treating these conditions. : science

My doctor says they have to lower my long-term opioid medicine. "What can I do? What do I say?" | by Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc | Medium

Tramadol vs. Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence: A Comparative Study | OMICS International

Lesbians are having more orgasms - men should have a long, hard think about why Sex is more than just just a race to the finish line - and straight women suffer most

Olive Air - AI Hearing Aid & ANC Bluetooth Earbuds | Indiegogo

Data: Boston has among the lowest birth rate in the US

Did I run into a copperhead in Blue Hills today? : boston

No Karen Read verdict, but lessons from hung jury for a retrial Jury note reveals there was no lone holdout.
Karen Read trial investigator Michael Proctor, relieved of duty
Post Karen Read trial state police expecting 'additional scrutiny'

The Irresolvable Tragedy of the Karen Read Case | The New Yorker The trial, which ended on Monday in a deadlocked jury, became an object of obsession for offering up a mix of conspiracy, corruption, and hard-drinking oblivion.

Lead state police investigator in Karen Read trial relieved from duty : boston
With the jury deadlocked, the judge has declared a mistrial in Karen Read case : boston

Notetaking App (OneNote vs Goodnotes vs Microsoft Journal, or others) : Surface

3 million iOS and macOS apps were exposed to potent supply-chain attacks | Ars Technica Apps that used code libraries hosted on CocoaPods were vulnerable for about 10 years.

Critical vulnerability in OpenSSH uncovered, affects almost all Linux systems : technology


Extremely dangerous and rare Hurricane Beryl bearing down on Caribbean islands : worldnews
Extremely dangerous Hurricane Beryl hurtles towards Caribbean : worldnews

Older coastal US cities, like Philadelphia, New York and Boston are at risk of being inundated by untreated sewage during floods. Due to the design of their combined sewer systems and sea level rise, these cities could be facing a growing public health crisis from climate change. : science

Scientists wary of bird flu pandemic 'unfolding in slow motion' : news

Miracle in miniature as rare new plant defies deforestation in Ecuador : worldnews

Australia doubles foreign student visa fee in migration crackdown : worldnews

China deploys aircraft carrier off Philippine coast amid tensions : worldnews
Philippines ready to discuss with Vietnam South China Sea issues : worldnews

Singapore to tighten regulations to prevent misuse of casinos for terrorism financing : worldnews

Indonesia to impose up to 200-pct import tariffs on Chinese goods : worldnews

N. Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles, one fails : worldnews

Chinese space rocket crashes in flames after accidental launch | Space : worldnews China urges Taiwanese to visit without worry, despite threats of death penalty for 'diehard' independence advocates : worldnews
China starts smartphone inspections to boost anti-espionage efforts : worldnews

Ukrainian drones attack Russian steel mill in overnight raid - company : worldnews

Dozens of Russian Glide Bombs Have Fallen on Its Own Territory – Washington Post : worldnews

The Taliban tell the West to look past harsh edicts on Afghan women and girls and build ties : worldnews

Suspected female suicide bombers kill at least 18 in Nigeria, authorities say : worldnews

Workers say some 60 Cambodian rescued maids still in Saudi Arabia : worldnews
Houthis ban music and singing in weddings : worldnews ... Joy of any kind will not be tolerated

Israel releases director of hospital it says was used as a Hamas base. He alleges abuse in custody : worldnews

Poll: A quarter of 'Palestinian' Arabs weighing emigration | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva : worldnews

Israeli tanks advance into areas in north and south Gaza as fighting rages : worldnews

Israel may transfer up to 8 Patriot batteries to Ukraine even as war in Israel's north heats up : worldnews

'US doesn't see Ukraine in NATO today,' Zelensky says : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 858, Part 1 (Thread #1005) : worldnews

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 30, 2024 | Institute for the Study of War

Ukraine now mass-producing strike drones with range of over 1,000 kilometers : worldnews

Ukrainian hackers strike Russian firms aiding Kremlin in war : worldnews

Polish FM Sikorski: Russia is not invincible, West can still defeat Putin - Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland, argues that the West needs to re-learn how to win the game of escalation' : worldnews
Poland introduces "slimmed-down" school curriculum cutting content by 20% : worldnews

France election 2024: How will the second round run-off work? | Reuters

'Gravely concerning' claims of Russian interference in general election to spread support for Farage's Reform : worldnews
Home Office was warned about NHS cyber hacks months before Kremlin-backed attack : worldnews

Argentina: Government proposes lowering age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 13 : worldnews

Bolivian general accused of failed coup is transferred to maximum-security prison : worldnews

Pride Parade cancelled mid-route after pro-Palestinian demonstration on Yonge : worldnews

It's Inexcusable That the Debate Ignored Project 2025 : politics

How the Supreme Court's blockbuster 'Chevron' ruling puts countless regulations in jeopardy. : politics
With Chevron overturned, Americans' faith in government will sink even further : politics

Supreme Court sends Trump immunity case back to lower court
Three Takeaways: Supreme Court sends Trump immunity case back to lower court
Megathread: US Supreme Court Finds in Trump v. United States That Presidents Have Full Immunity for Constitutional Powers, the Presumption of Immunity for Official Acts, and No Immunity for Unofficial Acts : politics
Slow-walk? Supreme Court Trump immunity ruling is finally here, likely too late for trial before election : politics
Donald Trump wants more political violence - the Supreme Court just handed MAGA one excuse : politics
The President Can Now Assassinate You, Officially : politics

Vehement Dissent From Supreme Court's Liberal Wing Laments Vast Expansion of Presidential Power : politics
Sotomayor scolds immunity decision for making presidents 'king above the law' : politics

John Roberts and the Republicans on the Trump Court massively fail the test even Warren Burger was able to pass - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Without ethical or legal restraints - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Supreme Court Impeachment Plan Released by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics
AOC Says She'll File Articles Of Impeachment Amid SCOTUS 'Corruption Crisis' : politics

Biden to extend overtime protections for 1 million workers : politics

Biden Ended the Trump Crime Wave : politics
Biden's needed rebrand: patriot : politics
Replacing Joe Biden Is a Fantasy Democrats Must Abandon : politics
Calls to replace Biden vs. silence on Trump? America has lost its political mind. : politics

Let's not bicker and argue about who murdered who - Lawyers, Guns & Money
It's Up To Us - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump ally Steve Bannon will report to federal prison to serve 4-month sentence on contempt charges : politics

Appeals court seems lost on how Internet Archive harms publishers. Appeals court decision potentially reversing publishers' suit may come this fall. : books

Trump shares, deletes post calling for televised military tribunals for political enemies : politics

Trump Had His Own Brain Freeze Moment Like Biden This Week : politics

Voters kick all the Republican women out of the South Carolina Senate : politics ... Pertinent point: these women blocked a total abortion ban ... Also a pertinent point: these women supported shitty Republican policies until it was one that directly impacted them negatively (or could have at one point in life).

Rural Republicans Are Fighting to Save Their Public Schools : politics

ELI5: Why are summers in the Southern US States so brutally hot? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that humans can maintain only around 150 stable relationships, a concept known as 'Dunbar's Number'. This theory, proposed by anthropologist Robin Dunbar, suggests that cognitive limitations restrict the number of meaningful social connections we can sustain. : todayilearned

AI Model Created by Scientists Predicts Osteoporosis Risk : worldnews

TIL human sweat is the most extreme and distinctively human evolutionary trait as a whole. : todayilearned

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,659 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Helen Codere.

Murphy as Witness - Lawyers, Guns & Money

New sign in Idaho Public Libraries requiring a ID to enter. : pics

What the 3.2 Million-Year-Old Lucy Fossil Reveals About Nudity and Shame

What was the moment you knew you were in love? : AskReddit

The Story Behind the Most Famous Song in Baseball | WRTI

The Best New Books to Read in July 2024 | TIME

Ghosting is a form of social rejection without explanation or feedback. A new study reveals that ghosting is not necessarily devoid of care. The researchers found that ghosters often have prosocial motives and that understanding these motives can mitigate the negative effects of ghosting. : science

What BIFL things people don't realize they need to maintain? : AskReddit

what is the hardest addiction to overcome? : AskReddit

Karen Read murder trial ends in mistrial with "starkly divided" hung jury : news
In note to the judge, jury foreman said "our perspectives on the evidence are starkly divided."

Around 42% of Overall Web Traffic is Generated by Bots: Report : technology ... bots compose 42% of overall web traffic, and 65% of these bots are malicious


Newly discovered asteroid to pass close to Earth on Saturday : worldnews
Eyes on Asteroids - 2024 MK - NASA/JPL
16 psyche asteroid - Google Search
Russian satellite breaks up in space, forces ISS astronauts to shelter : worldnews

Hurricane Beryl makes history as first Cat 4 storm ever to form in June : news

Japan protests sex assault cases involving US military on Okinawa and their delayed disclosure : worldnews
Deaths linked to Japanese supplement suddenly rise to 80 : worldnews

Suicides in Hong Kong hit 16-year high with nearly 1,100 cases: concern group : worldnews

'We Need To Start' : Putin Says Russia Should Start Producing Banned Missiles - News18 : worldnews

'Bombs fired at sleeping Jews': Turkish opposition leader condemns Hamas, Oct. 7 : worldnews
El Al plane makes emergency landing in Turkey, passengers forbidden from leaving the plane : worldnews

Arab League removes Hezbollah from list of terrorist organizations : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #56) : worldnews

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: Hamas senior official Osama Hamdan said on Saturday there had been no progress in ceasefire talks with Israel over the Gaza war. / X

(1) The Times of Israel on X: "Rescued hostage Noa Argamani: Main concern in Hamas captivity was for my parents / X

UN official admits lack of data indicating famine in Gaza famine : worldnews

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters attack Israeli minister's car amid anger at military draft ruling : worldnews

Zelensky Says Preparing 'Plan' To End War With Russia : worldnews

Current kill ratio in Ukraine is one Ukrainian to six Russians – Zelenskyy : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 857, Part 1 (Thread #1004) : worldnews
/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 856, Part 1 (Thread #1003) : worldnews

(1) Artur Rehi on X: Why do Ukrainian prisoners look so terrible? This week, 100 people returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity. Among them, 10 civilians. This is the 53rd prisoner exchange with Russia. Some were in captivity since 2017-2018. Among them are Nariman Dzhelyal, the first deputy 1/20 / X

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Ukraine is allocating significant resources to expedite advances in the Vovchansk direction, aiming for a decisive victory through the use of encirclement. / X

(1) Tomi on X: So far unconfirmed but F16 might have flown its first combat mission today in Ukrainian airspace. / X

Air Force: Ukraine downs all 10 Russian drones launched overnight : worldnews

Polish Prime Minister Tusk 99% certain Poland will sign security agreement with Ukraine : worldnews

Police officer guarding Israeli embassy in Serbia hit by an arrow, shoots attacker dead : worldnews
Guard at Israeli embassy in Serbia hit with arrow, shoots attacker - The Jerusalem Post
Suspected Islamist shoots guard at Israeli embassy in Serbia in neck with arrow, shot dead - The gendarmerie officer reacted immediately, took out his gun, and as best he could until he fell, fired several shots at the attacker.

Le Pen's far right set for big win in first round of French election : worldnews - Highest voter turnout since 1997:

Macron's folly - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Well, the initial projections (generally accurate in French elections) are in. I said when it happened that I had no idea what upside there was to Macron calling a snap election, and I would say that it is not looking any more rational today: The National Rally party won a crushing victory in the first round of voting for the French National Assembly, according to early projections, bringing its long-taboo brand of nationalist and anti-immigrant politics to the threshold of power for the first time ... Turnout was very high, reflecting the importance accorded by voters to the snap election, at over 65 percent, compared to 47.51 percent in the first round of the last parliamentary election in 2022.
(1) Taniel on X: Leader of the PS (left bloc member) just spoke. He said: Whenever PS candidate is in runoff & in 3rd place, & far-right can win, their candidate will drop out to block far-right. Will Macronists? Bayrou, a Macronist leader, just tied himself in knots to say nothing precise." / X

'Disbelief' as US-UK trade deals under threat after Britain axes negotiators : worldnews

Panama acquits all defendants in Panama Papers lawsuit - claiming evidence of tax evasion was insufficiently documented to prove corrupt intent : worldnews

The Supreme Court Upends the Separation of Powers - Killing off Chevron deference, the court moves power to the judicial branch, portending chaos. : politics

Supreme Court poised to rule in Trump presidential immunity case on Monday : politics

Nine Hacks in Robes - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Sleeping Outdoors in Homelessness Case - The New York Times - The case is likely to have broad ramifications for how cities across the country respond to homelessness.
Upon further review - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is just extremely depressing:

Why a Supreme Court ruling will change how the government works | In one of the biggest judicial power-grabs in modern history, Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices today changed how the government will function. : politics
The Supreme Court overturns Chevron doctrine, gutting federal environmental protections Scrapping the legal precedent could send a "convulsive shock" to decades of federal environmental, financial, and healthcare regulations. : politics

The Supreme Court Just Killed the Chevron Deference. Time to Buy Bottled Water. | So long, forty years of administrative law, and thanks for all the nontoxic fish. : politics

Elena Kagan Is Horrified by What the Supreme Court Just Did. You Should Be Too. : politics

The unmistakable evidence that Judge Cannon is unfit for Trump's classified docs case : politics

Biden to discuss future of re-election campaign with family on Sunday : politics

Biden campaign fundraises $27 million after first debate : politics
Biden campaign raises over $33M since debate with Trump : politics
Joe Biden Sees Strongest Grassroots Fundraising Hour Since Campaign Launched After Muffled Debate Performance : politics
Trump Campaign Gets $50 Million Donation by High-Profile Man | TIME - Mellon, 81

Biden aides plotted debate strategy for months. Then it all collapsed. : politics
Top Democrats Rule Out Replacing Biden Amid Calls for Him to Quit 2024 Race : politics

Biden campaign argues president dropping out would 'lead to weeks of chaos' : politics
Democrats: Stop Panicking : politics
Eric Swalwell Blasts House Republican For 'Living On Fantasy Island' Over Trump Claim : politics

'Hello from my Black job': Black Americans share workplace photos after Trump's bizarre debate line : politics

Old man look at my life - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Well - Lawyers, Guns & Money I'm not saying theses data are definitive, or even good. What I would point out is that they're something other than vibes. The latter remain the sole basis for assertions that Biden, unlike all these potential candidates, has to withdraw because he's going to lose to Trump.

Donald Trump Should Not Have Been on That Stage : politics
The New York Times wants Biden gone - but they seem OK with a convicted felon : politics

The dynamics of institutional mobbing, or Jamelle Bouie for president - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Opinion | 'Is It Too Late?' Four Writers on What Democrats Should Do About Biden. - The New York Times

Murc's law achieves escape velocity - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Biden's performance last night was really bad. But throwing out three and a half years of governing, not to mention a major party's entire primary process, because of a bad night under the TV lights, is raising theater criticism to almost theological status.

CNN hosted a fact-free debate. The losers are U.S. voters : politics

Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump Should Withdraw - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The editorial is chock-full of Trump's wrongdoings while in office. Here's a sample: ... His dilettante son-in-law got $2 billion from the Saudi government for his fledgling investment firm even though he never managed money before.

MAGA's Eruptions of Rage at CNN Reveal Why Project 2025 Is So Ominous : politics
The Most Under-Covered Story of 2024: Trump and Right-Wing Extremism And it goes far beyond Project 2025. : politics

Donald Trump has spread 2020 election conspiracy theories 500 times on Truth Social - CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Kamala Harris' camp is mad that Newsom and Whitmer are being floated as Biden replacements over the VP : politics

Lawrence: We live in a country where most commentators declared the liar the debate winner : politics

Critics Clown Trump's 'IDIOTIC' Electric Planes Remarks: 'Dumb As A Box Of Rocks' : politics

Christian Nationalism 'On the March': Oklahoma Mandates Bible Teachings in Public Schools. "It's not just happening in Oklahoma; we're seeing it from Texas to West Virginia, from Florida to Idaho," said one church-state separation advocate. : politics

Lauren Boebert settles lawsuit over her past alleged sex work & abortions : politics

Republicans use cannabis smell complaints as 'excuse' to oppose legalization, advocates say : politics

A Selection of Virginia Woolf's Most Savage Insults

What Is Unschooling? Inside the Controversial Homeschooling Alternative No math. No social studies. Kids set the curriculum. Is this trend in education helping or harming kids? ... After Covid, you saw large jumps in homeschooling. Parents got a glimpse into their child's classrooms and there was sort of this feeling of, Oh, I can do this.

A curious 3-year-old, a loaded gun: Inside America's gun violence epidemic Nearly every day, a child unintentionally fires a gun and injures or kills someone. It's one of the most preventable forms of gun violence - but that doesn't mean it's easy to solve.

Whatever Happened to Serial Killers? - The Ringer - Why did the number of U.S. serial killers drop off after decades of rapid growth? What does this say about American society and criminology? Derek and James Alan Fox explore ... extraordinarily ordinary.

The 'Pay Phone Bandit' Who Baffled the FBI in the '80s A rogue genius figured out how to breach coin boxes on the phones, with his haul adding up to as much as $1 million.
James Clark Obituary (2012) - Akron, OH - Akron Beacon Journal

Siblings who no longer speak, what caused the divide? : AskReddit

Who is someone everyone thought was crazy but turned out to be right? : AskReddit

New research suggests that people may expect to engage in more unethical behavior when they perceive higher levels of economic inequality in society. This finding could have implications for societal trust and cooperation. The studies involved over 3,000 American participants in total. : science

New model of stress and disease provides hope for people with multiple sclerosis : science

What I Learned From Thinking Fast And Slow | by Devansh | Medium

A recent study demonstrates how our first impressions can often lead us to persistently choose inferior options even when better ones are available. Researchers found that when people form an early preference for a particular choice, they tend to stick with it, ignoring more rewarding alternatives. : science

The Curious Ways Your Skin Shapes Your Health Weathered or unhealthy skin is emerging as a major risk factor for almost every single age-related disease, from Parkinson's to type 2 diabetes ... less emotionally stable men were more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease to the revelation that our problem-solving abilities decline only slightly with age. But one of the most striking findings confirmed what people had long suspected: how youthful you look is an impressively accurate expression of your inner health ... It turns out skin health can be used to predict a number of seemingly unconnected factors, from your bone density to your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases or dying from cardiovascular disease

Researchers have discovered that zinc can make crop yields more climate-resilient. This finding, along with the transcriptional regulator Fixation Under Nitrate (FUN), could revolutionize legume-based agriculture by optimizing crop efficiency and reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers. : science

A recent meta-analysis found that individuals who consume psychedelics exhibit significantly higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) compared to healthy non-users. This increase in BDNF suggests that psychedelics might enhance the brain's ability to adapt and reorganize itself. : science

The Woman Behind Freud's First Case Study | The New Republic The case of Anna O. showed that psychoanalysis worked. Did Freud tamper with it? ... Brownstein argues, sometimes contradictorily, that Freud's brilliance and his drive to make his way as a medical doctor propelled him to tamper with Bertha's story ... As she chattered on, as she engaged in the "chimney sweeping" of her mind—so the story goes—she felt better.

7 injured in deck collapse on Cape Cod

Tipping culture continues to get out of hand... : boston

Microsoft's Copilot+ PC exclusive features are a bad joke, even for AI fans : Surface


This mass bleaching event is the worst on record. Now scientists are hoping for hurricanes : worldnews

US soldier charged in Okinawa for rape of minor : worldnews

South Korea releases video showing North Korean missile exploding in flight : worldnews
Seoul warns Russia over North Korea-supplied weapons : worldnews

N. Korea ramps up public executions of people distributing S. Korean movies: unification ministry : worldnews
North Korea executed man for listening to K-pop, report from defectors shows : worldnews
North Korea is carrying out a widespread crackdown on everything from wedding dresses to slang as it seeks to counter the South's influence : worldnews

Russia warns of 'direct confrontation' with NATO over US Black Sea drones : worldnews
Putin Complains that No One Will Help Russia in War on Ukraine : worldnews

The Russians May Have Lost An Entire Airborne Brigade In Vovchansk : worldnews

Russia considering downgrading relations with the West, the Kremlin says : worldnews

Another Russian satellite broke apart in orbit, leaving pile of junk : worldnews

PFI wanted to establish Islamic rule in India by 2047: NIA : worldnews

Maldives minister arrested for performing 'black magic' on President Muizzu : worldnews

Heatwave crisis in Pakistan: Over 450 lives lost as Karachi swelters : worldnews

Strong evidence that Ethiopia committed genocide in Tigray war: Report : worldnews

Iran's only moderate presidential candidate takes surprise poll lead : worldnews
Iran's Oil and Gas Workers' Strike Grows: 20,000 Workers, 110 Companies : worldnews

Netanyahu: Iran terror axis on march to conquer Saudi Arabia : worldnews

Recent Israeli missile test could be drill for strike on Iran, or warning to leaders in Tehran : worldnews

White House admits Israel not to blame for aid failing to reach Gazans : worldnews
UNRWA staff stealing and selling humanitarian aid, Gazans report - UN Watch : worldnews
Key Food Security Org Finds No Famine In Gaza, Says Previous Assumptions Wrong : worldnews

IDF kill dozens of terrorists hiding in UNRWA schools, increase attacks in Shejaia : worldnews

Israel strikes reportedly creating 5-kilometer 'dead zone' in southern Lebanon : worldnews

Smotrich: cabinet authorized 5 West Bank outposts, sanctions against PA : worldnews

IDF says 16% of Gaza buildings destroyed; disputes higher UN figures : worldnews

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is working on 'comprehensive plan' for peace in Ukraine : worldnews

Ukrainian air defenders shoot down nearly all Russian targets attacking Ukraine overnight : worldnews

General Staff: Russia has lost 540,490 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 : worldnews
New Mortality Report Shows Russian War Deaths In Ukraine Exceed 71,000 : worldnews
Russia is losing 1,000 soldiers a day in its relentless 'meat grinder' tactics against Ukraine: report : worldnews

Ukraine May Have Hit Russia's $600 Million S-500 SAM System With ATACMS : worldnews

Russians strike nine-storey building in Dnipro, wounding people : worldnews

EU, Ukraine to sign bilateral security agreement : worldnews
Finland sends 24th military aid package to Ukraine | Yle News : worldnews

Polish parliament approves new rape law making sex without consent a crime : worldnews

US nuclear submarine surfaces off Norway in rare flex : worldnews

Withholding Apple Intelligence from EU a 'stunning declaration' of anticompetitive behavior. : technology

Iranian Dissident Escapes Assassination Attempt in Netherlands : worldnews

Weimar Triangle starts preparing for a standoff with Russia : worldnews

Reform UK campaigners caught making racist slurs : worldnews

Bolivia's leader says the general accused of leading failed coup wanted to take over as president : worldnews

Brazil Becomes the Largest Nation to Decriminalize Marijuana : worldnews

Former heads of Bolivia's army and navy arrested over failed coup : worldnews
Milei's reforms set to cross finish line in Congress : worldnews

Liberal backbencher calls for Trudeau to resign in email to caucus : worldnews
Canada sanctions Israeli extremists, settler groups over violence against Palestinians | The Times of Israel : worldnews

Microsoft informs customers that Russian hackers spied on emails : worldnews

Whistleblower warned Boeing of flaws in 787 planes that could have devastating consequences : worldnews

We Just Witnessed the Biggest Supreme Court Power Grab Since 1803 : politics

Supreme Court Upends Hundreds of Capitol Riot Cases ... In a ruling that will have implications for one of Donald Trump's criminal cases, the high court ruled that the feds must narrow their use of obstruction charges ... by ruling Friday that the feds need to narrow their usage of the charge of obstructing an official proceeding. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices significantly weakened the statute under which more than 330 rioters had been charged. Trump has also been charged with obstruction in his criminal case in Washington, D.C., related to his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Supreme Court ruling says Jan. 6 obstruction cases need proof - Supreme Court makes it harder to charge Jan. 6 riot defendants with obstruction, the same charge Trump faces

Jamie Raskin Suggests Fitting New Home For 'Partisan' Supreme Court In Blistering Take | HuffPost Latest News

Supreme Court weakens federal regulators, overturning Chevron decision | AP News
Supreme Court allows cities to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping outside : news - The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread. -Anatole France

Supreme Court Tells Steve Bannon He's Gotta Show Up to Jail on Monday

TV Ratings: Biden-Trump Debate Draws 48M Viewers, Way Below 2020 (73M Viewers) : television

Biden-Harris in 2024! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Democrats and Joe Biden: What's next after poor debate performance?
Opinion | Joe Biden's disaster of a debate Panicked Democrats are talking about the need for Biden to let Democrats choose a different standard-bearer. For the good not just of his party but also of the country, Biden needs to listen.

America Lost the First Biden-Trump Debate : politics
Biden bounces back from bad debate with energetic Raleigh rally : politics

Video: CNN's Daniel Dale fact checks Trump's and Biden's claims made in debate | CNN Politics
Fact checking the CNN presidential debate | CNN Politics - Trump made more than 30 false claims during CNN's presidential debate - far more than Biden

About that thing that happened - Lawyers, Guns & Money - (1) It's important for the sake of sanity not to lose sight of how completely insane all this is. Choosing a president on the basis of last night's fake debate format is like choosing whether or not to replace the guy who has been a mostly excellent quarterback for the last three and a half seasons on the basis of a hot dog eating contest. Donald Trump is good at lying nonstop on TV,

June 27, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson Heather Cox Richardson ... and by far the most striking thing about the debate was the overwhelming focus among pundits immediately afterward about Biden's appearance and soft, hoarse voice as he rattled off statistics and events. Virtually unmentioned was the fact that Trump lied and rambled incoherently, ignored questions to say whatever he wanted; refused to acknowledge the events of January 6, 2021; and refused to commit to accepting the result of the 2024 presidential election, finally saying he would accept it only if it met his standards for fairness ... In contrast, Trump came out strong but faded and became less coherent over time. His entire performance was either lies or rambling non-sequiturs. He lied so incessantly throughout the evening that it took CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale almost three minutes, speaking quickly, to get through the list. ... Of far more lasting importance than this one night is the clear evidence that stage performance has trumped substance in political coverage in our era. Nine years after Trump launched his first campaign, the media continues to let him call the shots.

America Lost the First Biden-Trump Debate : politics

CNN's debate had no major glitches, but lack of fact-checking irked some

Jake Tapper and Dana Bash's Debate Performance Was an Embarrassment "Do you know what they were? They weren't moderators. They were fucking mic stands," The New Abnormal's Danielle Moodie said after watching Thursday's debate.

Biden Campaign Emphatic He Will NOT Drop Out After Debate Disaster While many Democrats have sounded the alarm that Joe Biden is toast, those closest to the president are sticking behind their man.
Secrets of How Democrats Ditch Biden (Spoiler: Bad News, Kamala) ... Democrats have privately discussed the possibility of Biden "pulling an LBJ," as some operatives put it ... Vice President Kamala Harris, after everything she's done to become the first woman vice president and the highest ranking Black woman politician in American history, would also have to call it quits ... “The reality is, the vast majority of gettable voters weren't tuning in tonight," they said. "Biden looked boring. It just didn't make for great TV."

'The Daily Show' With Jon Stewart Scores Highest Rating of 2024 With Live Post-Debate Episode (4.2 Million Viewers) : television

The New York Times Columnists Biden Cares About Tell Him to Go .. The old man's performance was simply too worrying for most of the columnists at the Gray Lady.

'The View' Joins Calls for Biden to Drop Out for Good of 'Humanity' ... Biden should step down if we want to defeat Donald Trump in November.

'10 minutes to destroy a presidency': how US and global media reviewed the Biden-Trump debate | US elections 2024 | The Guardian Headlines echoed Democrats' anxiety that Biden is too cognitively weak and physically frail for another term

Obama backs Biden after rough debate performance : politics

June 24, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - Two years ago today, on June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. The vote was 6-3.
June 25, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - These days, reality is undermining the political power of the mythological image of the American cowboy.
June 26, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - Today President Joe Biden pardoned more than 2000 former military personnel who had been convicted of engaging in consensual sex under a gay sex ban in the military that has since been repealed

Trump Should Never Have Had This Platform : politics

The New York Times: 'Biden Campaign Ad Paints Trump as a Felon' (Uh, He is One)

Trump's 'Very Fine People' Remark: Snopes Misses the Mark on Dangerous Doublespeak How Snopes overlooked the context and impact of Trump's Charlottesville comments.

Undecided Voters Say They Now Support Joe Biden After Debate : politics

Abortion in America after the end of Roe, in 8 charts - Vox Americans are confronting a whole new reality of patchwork abortion access after the Dobbs decision.

Bill Gates says the massive power draw required for AI processing is nothing to worry about as AI will ultimately identify ways to help cut power consumption and drive the transition to sustainable energy. : technology

TEMU sued for being "dangerous malware" by Arkansas Attorney General : technology

Schools police chief indicted in Uvalde shooting response - The Boston Globe - The head of the Texas state police, Steve McCraw, has blamed Arredondo for the slow response. He said it went against the training that police officers have received for decades, since the deadly school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, to immediately engage any shooter inside a school.The US Justice Department, in its 600-page report, also largely focused on actions by Arredondo, finding that his decisions delayed the response.

Which non-fiction book disturbed you the most? : books

Study comparing the genetic activity of mitochondria in males and females finds extreme differences, suggesting some disease therapies must be tailored to each sex : science

What We Talk About When We Talk About Triple Cannons

Why drones are replacing fireworks shows The colorful explosions can harm our health, our environment, and our pets. Is drone technology becoming the new preferred way to celebrate?

What My Mother's Wardrobe Taught Me About Style and Grief After She Died | Vogue

ELI5: If the ideal inflation rate is around 2%, won't money eventually become worthless? : explainlikeimfive

What are some events in recorded history that are extremely hard to believe? : AskReddit

Three unbelievably rich sources of protein for vegetarians | by Anuradha Seth, PhD | ILLUMINATION | Medium

Here's how your voice changes as you age
dysphonia - Google Search
Vocal Characteristics of Older Adults and Stereotyping | Journal of Nonverbal Behavior

Tobacco giant accused of 'manipulating science' to attract non-smokers : worldnews

The 7 Best Insulated Water Bottles of 2024 - Best Insulated Drinkware

This Cambridge startup can churn out AI-generated music in 30 seconds. The recording industry would like a word. : CambridgeMA

According to a new study, the use of explicit pornographic media, such as videos and pictures, is linked to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. : science

A remote Pacific island is attracting supersized sharks. Scientists want to know why. Off Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, tiger sharks grow an average of two feet longer than those on the Great Barrier Reef. We've only started unraveling the mystery.

Ancient bone could reveal how Neanderthals cared for a child with Down syndrome : worldnews

VERI's Nitric Oxide Innovative Skincare System - This skincare system harnesses the power of a vital, naturally occurring compound—nitric oxide.

Migrant families will not be allowed to sleep at Logan Airport, Massachusetts governor says : boston

Retired Norwell pediatrician indicted on child sex assault charge ... The number of alleged victims has swelled to 15, resulting in an indictment returned Friday charging Richard A. Kauff, with 17 new criminal counts, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

Boston sees murder rate plummet by incredible 78% to just four homicides this year : boston

Frank Bensel's back-to-back holes-in-one make USGA history

Exploring Athol's surprisingly posh Scottish roots .. After Belchertown, Athol probably ranks as one of Massachusetts's most unpleasantly named towns.

Cambridge again at loggerheads on middle school algebra

Cambridge cyclist deaths put spotlight on truck, intersection dangers : CambridgeMA
On the topic of bicycles : CambridgeMA

No verdict in Karen Read case, as jurors continue deliberations
Karen Read murder trial: Judge orders jury to keep deliberating after it fails to reach unanimous verdict : boston
If the Karen Read trial ends in a hung jury, would the state re-try the case? New evidence might be needed, legal expert says : boston
If Karen Read Trial Ends in Hung Jury: What's Next?

Windows 11 starts forcing OneDrive backups without asking permission : technology


See how this green hydrogen plant converts water into clean fuel - Washington Post

Over 200 million metric tons of rare metals found near remote Tokyo island : worldnews

North Korean troops will become 'cannon fodder' if they aid Russia in Ukraine, Pentagon says : worldnews
North Korea's latest missile test appears to have failed, South Korean military says : worldnews

Russia Opens Secret Trial of U.S. Reporter Accused of Espionage : worldnews

Ukraine Destroys 120 Drones in Strike on Russian UAV Training Center : worldnews

IDF: Slain Gazan named as Doctors Without Borders staffer was Islamic Jihad rocket maker : worldnews

Ukraine's sea drones display new capability to shoot down helicopters : worldnews

Norway starts stockpiling grain again, citing the pandemic, war and climate change : worldnews

German Cabinet backs deportations for praise of terrorism : worldnews ... It is very clear to us that Islamist agitators who are mentally living in the Stone Age have no place in our country

Opinion | Assange plea deal mars Biden record on press - The Washington Post Wikileaks founder pleads guilty to obtaining, receiving and disclosing classified information.

Watch live: CNN Presidential Debate Simulcast Thursday 9PM EST - YouTube
How to Watch the Presidential Debate: Live Stream Biden Vs. Trump Free
` Trump, Biden to compete in presidential debate: Live updates - The Washington Post

The presidential debate that could make or break CNN - The Washington Post A new format - with no live audience and tight control over the candidates' microphones - could create a new model for presidential debates. Or it could backfire.

Progressives on AIPAC Beating Jamaal Bowman: How to "Buy an Election" Despite the various factors that contributed to Rep. Jamaal Bowman's loss, progressive strategists said there was one clear takeaway from the results. - Akela Lacy

Turmoil at the Daily Beast has staffers headed for the exits - The Washington Post Two new high-profile media executives at the helm try to gin up fresh buzz for the digital-news survivor. But some journalists have had enough.

Most women have uterine fibroids. Doctors have no idea why - Today, experts estimate that by age 50, some 70 percent of white women and more than 80 percent of Black women have uterine fibroids

Face blindness may be more common than previously thought

Winchester literacy report: Little collaboration or trust between teachers and district leadership

Record-breaking Cape Cod real estate deal: mansion in Osterville sells for $22.75 million

Karen Read update: At Canton crime scene, tourists show no 'respect'


Solar generates fifth of global electricity on summer solstice midday peak : worldnews

China's Growth - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Russia says three killed, nearly 100 wounded in Ukrainian ATACMS attack on Crimea : worldnews
Satellite images show Russia's Shahed warehouse destruction : worldnews

Russia Opens Secret Trial of U.S. Reporter Accused of Espionage : worldnews

Russia approves draft logistics agreement with India : worldnews

Gunmen attack synagogue and Orthodox church in Russia's Dagestan - report : worldnews

'Not enough medics' to help pilgrims with heat, Hajj witnesses tell CNN as toll mounts : worldnews
Egypt cracks down on tourism companies after haj deaths : worldnews

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel : worldnews
Hezbollah Storing Iranian Arms at Beirut Airport Raises Alarms : worldnews
Report: Hezbollah is storing a large amount of weapons at Beirut's main airport | Israel National News : worldnews

U.S. carrier in Med ahead of possible war with Lebanon : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis claim attack on four ships at Israel's Haifa port : worldnews

Netanyahu doubles down on US withholding military aid : worldnews
Hamas to recruit thousands of Gazan youths in Khan Yunis comeback : worldnews

Israel's Iron Dome risks being overwhelmed in all-out war with Hezbollah, says US : worldnews

A disaster on every level - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The obvious disproportionality of Israel's war on Gaza is not something that should be "left aside" - it's a sufficient argument to end the war now. But as Robert Pape explains, it's also worth pointing out that the war is also a failure on any terms other than "brutality for its own sake." Hamas is if anything more entrenched in power than it was on October 8, and Israel's diplomatic situation is getting worse by the day: Since Hamas's horrific attack last October, Israel has invaded northern and southern Gaza with approximately 40,000 combat troops, forcibly displaced 80 percent of the population, killed over 37,000 people, dropped at least 70,000 tons of bombs on the territory (surpassing the combined weight of bombs dropped on London, Dresden, and Hamburg in all of World War II), destroyed or damaged over half of all buildings in Gaza, and limited the territory's access to water, food, and electricity, leaving the entire population on the brink of famine ... in part because the "brutality for its own sake" part seems the primary goal for much of Israel's governing coalition.

Ukrainian Military: Russian forces dropped 35 glide bombs on Kharkiv Oblast over past day : worldnews

Polish FM Sikorski says Putin 'over worries' about possible defeat ending 1,000 years of Russia history : worldnews ... He added that Russia survived defeats in the Crimean War, the Russo-Japanese War at the beginning of the 20th century, World War I, the Polish-Soviet war in 1920, Afghanistan, and in the Cold War. "After empires, national states can continue to exist," Sikorski continued.

Germany to order 105 Leopard tanks to equip German brigade in Lithuania : worldnews
Germany's autobahn bridges falling apart : worldnews
German Cabinet backs deportations for praise of terrorism : worldnews

Italy's Meloni denounces 'ideological madness' of EU ban on gas and diesel cars : worldnews
Tourist stopped from vandalising Pompeii site : worldnews
Tourist stopped from vandalising Pompeii site | Euronews

Fourth Tory official reportedly investigated for election bets : worldnews

Cuba, the 'safest country in the world' is getting less and less secure : worldnews

Tornado confirmed in Dublin, New Hampshire on Sunday - A NWS survey team continues to assess other reports of damage in Keene, Manchester and the coastal area.

Peace Through Strength - Lawyers, Guns & Money - China has doubled the size of its arsenal since 2020: a massive, unexplained, and unwarranted expansion.

Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting - and They're Doing It to Hide Info From the Public - The Intercept If the Biden administration is serious about protecting press freedoms, officials from Washington might want to have a stern talk with federal prosecutors in Detroit ... The attack by the Justice Department should be seen for what it is: a breathtaking assault against journalism by the Biden administration.

Joe Biden crushing Donald Trump by 23 points among younger voters : politics
Young voters backing Biden over Trump by 23-point margin: Poll : politics
Trump ran up national debt twice as much as Biden: new analysis : politics

Trump declining in polls since hush money conviction, says Karl Rove

Biden campaign lays out debate week strategy in new memo : politics

Trump ran up national debt twice as much as Biden: new analysis : politics

Former prosecutor on Judge Cannon: 'She needs to stop playing games' : politics

Opinion | A look at another historic debate — Kennedy vs. Nixon - This week we will witness another historic debate, the earliest in our presidential cycle, with new rules, and the first time two men who have been president will be standing side by side on live television.

28 million women living in states with abortion bans, study says

Rep. Jackson Baselessly Accuses Biden of Using Stimulants, Vows to Demand Drug Test Before Debate : politics - Coming from the doctor that turned the White House into a Pill Mill

Media spend many times as much space on discussing Biden's age relative to Trump's - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican fact-checked on accusation against Joe Biden during interview : politics

The Governance of Christ - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jeff Landry is really channeling his 11 Commandments ... Every child deserves a safe home, first and foremost, and families deserve a pathway to self-sufficiency. That is our primary mission,
Luke 18:35-43 - As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging ...

Lauren Boebert Is Feeling the Heat in Colorado : politics

Suno AI music lawsuit says company violated copyright law
DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen

Moms get interrupted a lot more than dads. The price is steep. A Tufts economist measures the impact on women's careers of being the default parent for so many child needs, from doctor appointments to day care pickups

Here's the real reason the U.S. doesn't use the metric system The United States is one of just three countries that "prefers" imperial measurements over the international metric standard. The motivation why has less to do with official policy than you might think.

The cement that could turn your house into a giant battery

The cement that could turn your house into a giant battery

DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen

Boston man charged with sexually exploiting five high school girls he met through Instagram, prosecutors say - The Boston Globe

Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy to close - A private Christian liberal arts college in Quincy is preparing to close after nearly 125 years, citing the "significant financial headwinds' facing small colleges as higher education costs soar.

Opinion | Jimmy Carters's virtues - and flaws - were considerable The 39th POTUS couldn't refrain from attacking those who followed him to the White House.

Karen Read trial: live blog for Monday

Drinking Water Quality City of Cambridge Water Department

Harvard Art Museums at Night

In the Karen Read trial, the State Police are already the losers

This crochet prom dress was made by a Somerville teen in three days - A Somerville teen crocheted her prom dress in three days. Her video of the design process went viral.

3 of the last 4 cycling fatalities in the Boston area occurred in protected bike lanes : boston

Another Person Biking was Killed Yesterday in Cambridge; Join Our Vigil Monday, June 24, 4:45 PM at City Hall : CambridgeBikeSafety
Both bikers killed in Cambridge were side collisions with box trucks that don't have side guards, which are mandated in virtually all peer countries - but not the USA : CambridgeMA ... The Department of Transportation allowed trucking lobbyists to review an unpublished report recommending a safety device that could save lives by preventing pedestrians and cyclists from getting crushed under large trucks...Kwan told ProPublica and FRONTLINE that he'd never been asked to offer such deference to industry in his two decades of working for the department. 'Normally we don't give ATA [American Trucking Associations] an opportunity to review and provide comments on any of our reports," he said."

Gary Zerola convicted on rape charge Gary Zerola, lawyer acquitted of rape in three previous trials, convicted on rape charge by Suffolk Superior Court jury


Why intense heat waves are more likely because of climate change - The Washington Post Scorching heat across five continents set 1,400 records this week and showed how human-caused global warming has made catastrophic temperatures commonplace.

A 'Major Lunar Standstill' Is Happening This Year -- and Friday's Full Moon Offers 'Dramatic' View | Smithsonian From now through much of next year, the moon will periodically rise and set at its most extreme points, thanks to a rare celestial phenomenon that only occurs every 18.6 years

Single men in South Korea outnumber single women by 19.6 percent: Report : worldnews

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea : worldnews

Hong Kong Tells Residents to 'Smile More' to Revive Tourism : worldnews

China threatens death penalty for Taiwan independence 'diehards' : worldnews
Buried Treasure in Terracotta Army May Confirm Ancient Legend

Iran's water crisis leads to ground collapse : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #55) : worldnews

Former Shin Bet head urges public to protest until 'worst government' in Israel's history is replaced : worldnews

Israel says its assassinated key Hamas weapons supplier in Lebanon : worldnews

Decision to recognize Palestine will have serious consequences for relations between Israel and Armenia: Netanyahu's office : worldnews

Eschaton: How Will That Work Out --Senior US officials reassured a delegation of top Israeli officials visiting Washington this week that if a full-out war were to break out on Israel's northern border between Israel and Hezbollah ... "If it breaks out." No agency assigned.

IDF says it is investigating soldiers who tied Palestinian detainee to hood of car : worldnews

IDF engages terrorists, finds weapons in Gaza university used as Hamas HQ : worldnews

(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X: Several Hezbollah operatives and sites belonging to the terror group were struck in southern Lebanon today, the IDF says. One strike in Ayta ash-Shab targeted a Hezbollah operative who had been spotted at one of the group's observation posts, the IDF says. The military says / X

Zelensky reportedly says Farage 'infected by Putinism' as Reform leader doubles down on Ukraine comments : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 850, Part 1 (Thread #996) : worldnews

Russia launches 'massive' overnight attack on Ukraine power grid : worldnews

Three killed, dozens hurt as Russia hits war-torn Ukraine city : worldnews

(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: US now allows to attack Russian territory within 100 KM of the border but does not allow to hit airfields where aircraft, that regularly drop aerial bombs on are located. The White House dreams-up red lines for the sake of having red lines. It is costing lives. / X

Giving Slovak jets, air defence to Kyiv was sabotage, new government says : worldnews

Eiffel Tower ticket prices increase by 20% in bid to save Paris's 'Iron Lady' : worldnews

Thousands protest across Ireland after soldier who attacked woman walks free : worldnews

NATO and EU to Blame for Ukraine War, Reform UK's Farage Says : worldnews ... If someone is stupid enough to trust Farage at this point, they deserve whatever method he uses to fuck them.
Nigel Farage has doubled down on his claims that the West provoked Russia's invasion of Ukraine after he was slammed by rivals Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer for the comments. : worldnews
UKs richest family sentenced for 4 years+, for exploiting staff : worldnews
Swinney caught up in postage scandal as Whatsapps from office manager leaked : worldnews (very british)

Catastrophic flooding in Upper Midwest prompts evacuations as record-breaking heat wave broils the West and mid-Atlantic|CNN : news

Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlocks in lawsuit filed by former Abu Ghraib prisoners : politics

When the Surgeon General Warned About Pac-Man

The Most Dangerous Law in America : Democracy Journal : The Insurrection Act is a nuclear bomb hidden in the United States code, giving presidents unimaginable emergency power. No President has abused it. Yet.

Samuel Alito's Mysterious Absence From Supreme Court Raises Questions - Why is the Supreme Court justice missing from the bench two days in a row? : politics

Aileen Cannon Is Who Critics Feared She Was | The judge handling Trump's classified documents case has shown that she's not fit for the task : politics

For Biden and Trump, debate is rematch with risks and rewards
The Insiders: The 3 men at the core of Biden's brain trust - The Boston Globe ... Mike Donilon, Ron Klain, Ted Kaufman

Trump Just Revealed How He'll Attack Biden at Debate - and It's Vile : politics
Trump Throws Predictable Conniption Fit Over Fox Poll Putting Joe Biden Ahead : politics
Trump Tells Crowd He Wants an 'Iron Dome' Over America : politics

Trump campaign seeks to head off convention revolt from its right flank - The Washington Post Aides scrambled to foil a plot to throw the nominating process into chaos as suspicions abound about potentially disloyal delegates ... They instead came from avowed "America First" believers hatching a challenge from the far right ... the aim may have been to substitute former national security adviser Michael Flynn for Trump if the former president is sentenced to prison time

Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller Demand the Right to Foster Right Wing Violence for the Election - emptywheel

The Lazy Authoritarianism of Donald Trump : politics

Trump spreads violent rhetoric by suggesting migrants should fight for sport : politics
Donald Trump Proposes Migrant 'Fight League' During Bonkers Rally Speech : politics
Trump's sledgehammer message to Philadelphia is light on facts, heavy on fear : politics

Republicans urge Trump to avoid 2020 debate pitfalls: 'Don't take the bait' : politics
Trump mixes up Jan 6 riot 'suspects' with Russian spies in rambling speech at Christian faith conference | Former president appears to confuse different stories while giving shout-out to Georgia lawmaker : politics - Trump's cognitive decline is accelerating. Now, imagine the consequences of having an unhinged and dementia-riddled manchild as president, because that is what America is flirting with currently.
US Capitol Attack Video Map

Donald Trump Complains About Being Called 'Cognitively Impaired' : politics
Trump's Mental Decline Worries Me More Than Biden's. His ramblings reveal not so much a lack of self-control as a troubling incoherence. : politics (tnx wsj)
Donald Trump Claims Joan Rivers Voted Him for President. She Died 2 Years Before the Election : politics

Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November : politics

Trump Joked About Nazi 'Ovens' to His Jewish Employees, Says Former Trump Org VP : politics

There' a clear connection between Nazism & anti-abortion, anti-gay conservatism : politics

This Was the Week When the RFK Jr. Fantasy Went Bust : politics
No debate: RFK Jr. is a threat to Democracy : politics

If you can't be president, you can still be a massive asshole - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... He just didn't get what he wanted and is lashing out against anyone who might stop Florida from becoming an intellectual and cultural wasteland, his most natural enemies.

Rep. Jasmine Crockett taunts Marjorie Taylor Greene, again: 'Hard-pressed to find someone dumber' : politics

Texas Congressman Won't Stop Wearing Combat Infantryman Badge that Was Revoked : politics

New editor of 'Washington Post' Robert Winnett won't take the job : NPR

Arizona's Economic Boom Is the Biden Signal in Trump Noise : politics

Police: Vandal spray paints F--- Elon on 34 Tesla Cybertrucks in Fort Lauderdale : news
Arizona toddler rescued after getting trapped in a Tesla with a dead battery | The Model Y's 12-volt battery, which powers things like the doors and windows, died : technology

Why Domestic Violence Survivors Serve Time for Their Abusers' Crimes | The Marshall Project - The Marshall Project found nearly 100 people who were punished for the actions of their abusers under little-known laws like "accomplice liability."

2 Psychologist-Approved Docu-Series Depicting How Cults Brainwash

These conspiracy theory believers went deep down the rabbit hole - then found a way out - ABC News

How To Bounce Back After Getting Fired From a Job - My Job Was My Life. Then I Got Fired. How failure changed my relationship to work. By Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Can Technology Help Us More Accurately Diagnose Mental Illnesses? | Smithsonian Can Technology Help Us More Accurately Diagnose Mental Illnesses? A new wave of tools promises to offer quicker, more objective assessments to help patients and clinicians

This Revolutionary New Observatory Will Locate Threatening Asteroids and Millions of Galaxies | Smithsonian Beginning next year, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will use the world's largest digital camera to give us a whole new view of the universe

In 1977, A Computer Programmer Fixed a Massive Bug - And Created an Existential Crisis Here's what vintage typesetting, defense software, and the Apple Lisa have to do with a ubiquitous computing feature. The Blinking Cursor

A Home Invasion Turned Our Dream House Into a Nightmare. Then We Became a Bigger Criminal's Target. | Vanity Fair

Inside the Frat-Boy Crime Ring That Swept the South | Vanity Fair - Mikey Schmidt wanted to be a Kappa Alpha at the College of Charleston. He also wanted to make millions… An exclusive excerpt from Among the Bros.

True Crime, True Faith: The Serial Killer and the Texas Mom Who Stopped Him | Vanity Fair In 1981, Margy Palm was abducted by Stephen Morin outside a Kmart. She's never told the whole shocking story—until now.

Birkenstock fever: Bloomberg's Tim Loh writes about the evolution of a very famous sandal - The Sunday Long Read

How the rainbow flag became a symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community The Pride flag is continuously evolving, with the latest intersex-inclusive design highlighting diverse identities within the community.
See 100 years of LGBTQ history mapped across New York City

'This is me, as I am': A photographer documents her own gender transition In 2015, Allison Lippy realized who she had always been—and turned her camera on herself to understand her journey as a transgender woman.

Narcissism and Self-Esteem Are Very Different - Narcissism and self-esteem have very different developmental pathways and outcomes ... Whereas self-esteem tends to be at its lowest in adolescence, and slowly increases throughout life, narcissism peaks in adolescence and gradually declines throughout the lifespan. Therefore, the development of narcissism and high self-esteem show the mirror image of each other throughout the course of human development.

The Japanese Way to Multiply Is So Much Cooler Than Ours

The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes | Quanta Magazine Making ice requires more than subzero temperatures. The unpredictable process takes microscopic scaffolding, random jiggling and often a little bit of bacteria.

How the Square Root of 2 Became a Number | Quanta Magazine - Useful mathematical concepts, like the number line, can linger for millennia before they are rigorously defined ... After Dedekind, mathematicians started to realize that you can invent new concepts altogether - The whole idea of what mathematics is about becomes much broader and more flexible.

Does Human Consciousness Really Exist? Here's What Scientists Think - The entire universe may have an internal mind—or the whole idea of consciousness could be a sham. Here's why scientists still can't agree.

Whoops, We've Been Looking at a Really Important Fossil Upside Down This Whole Time

The Scourge of Self-Checkout | The Walrus | The technology promised to make shopping easier. It has done the opposite

Study finds sedentary coffee drinkers have a 24 percent reduced risk of mortality compared with sedentary non-coffee-drinkers : science
Drinking coffee linked to healthier hearts and longer lives - Harvard Health

Microsoft insiders worry the company has become just 'IT for OpenAI' : technology

dutchie | Order cannabis online for pickup or delivery
Sira Naturals (Somerville - Medical) - Cannabis Dispensary, Somerville MA | Dutchie


Four in five people want more climate action: UN survey | Four in every five people want their country to strengthen its commitments to addressing climate change, according to a global poll of 75,000 participants published on Thursday : worldnews ... four in five people want more climate action somewhere else where it wont touch their lifestyle
Facebook rejects ads promoting stories about climate change under policy on 'sensitive' topics : worldnews

Stonehenge spray-painted orange by Just Stop Oil protesters - The Washington Post - Activist group Just Stop Oil took responsibility for the incident, which occurred a day before the summer solstice is expected to draw thousands to the ancient site.

Taliban's opium ban in Afghanistan imperiled by climate change - The Washington Post

South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will consider supplying arms to Ukraine : worldnews
(1) Military news on X: South Korea can send 155-mm ammunition and air defense to Ukraine, - Yonhap with reference to the representative of the president The volumes will depend on the position of the Russian Federation in relation to North Korea / X

U.S. 'incredibly' concerned that Putin may arm North Korea amid a third border incursion : worldnews
North Korean soldiers cross border for third time in 12 days : worldnews
Russian Ministers Ejected from Conference Room After Diplomatic Faux Pas in Pyongyang : worldnews

Relentless deadly rains lash southern China as flooding threatens millions : worldnews

Russia tells US: we need to talk, but Ukraine must be on agenda : worldnews

Belarusian president blames Jews for his government's corruption, says he's 'not antisemitic' : worldnews

Global warming is murder - Lawyers, Guns & Money During the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, one of the most important events on the Muslim calendar, at least 450 people died under a scorching sun as they prayed at sacred sites around the holy city of Mecca.

Iran's supreme court overturns rapper Toomaj Salehi's death sentence : worldnews

Israel-Gaza: U.S. pier functional again; Netanyahu criticizes U.S. military aid - The Washington Post Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasts Washington over slow weapons deliveries, drawing a puzzled response from U.S. officials.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is at war on many fronts - The Washington Post The Israeli leader is locked in battle - many battles.

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/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #54) : worldnews

US says Ukraine can hit inside Russia anywhere its forces attack across the border : worldnews
U.S. restrictions put key Russian airbases out of firing range, officials say - The Washington Post - Letting Ukraine hit targets in Russia with U.S. weapons has reduced missile attacks on Kharkiv but not stopped planes that drop deadly glide bombs.

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(1) Euromaidan Press on X: The number of deaths among Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Russia significantly increased due to inhumane conditions, torture, beatings, lack of proper nutrition, and medical care, according to experts from The Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) / X

(1) Jay in Kyiv on X: Now indisputable fact that the more firepower Ukraine has, the safer the Black Sea becomes for commercial shipping. Odesa ports traffic compiled by exit266 / X

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on June 20 that the possibility of Ukraine'' entry into NATO was "really why this (full-scale) war started" and blamed President Joe Biden's alleged support for Ukraine's accession as a trigger to the invasion / X

Russia May Be Behind Attack on Diehl Arms Plant in Berlin Last Month - Bild : worldnews
10% of surveyed German adults report consuming cannabis regularly : worldnews

Herculaneum beach buried in Mount Vesuvius eruption reopens - The Washington Post The Herculaneum archaeological park in Ercolano also contains the remains of 330 people who died fleeing the volcano, which engulfed the ancient city and Pompeii.

Vatican charges pope critic Carlo Maria Vigano with the crime of schism - The Washington Post who once called for the resignation of Pope Francis, is a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. and the pope's most ardent internal critic ... He has called Pope Francis a liberal "servant of Satan," demanded his resignation and suggested that the Vatican's Swiss Guard arrest the 87-year-old pontiff. Now, after receiving years of withering verbal attacks, Francis appears to have struck back

Macron, French Jews call for action after antisemitic rape of 12-year-old girl : worldnews

Penile cancer: 6,500 amputations in Brazil in a decade : worldnews

Look up where extreme heat poses the biggest threat in the U.S. - Washington Post - 16.4 million people in the U.S. may be exposed to dangerous heat today
Heat wave do's and don'ts for your phone, from overheating to charging - The Washington Post Don't stick your phone in the fridge. Do sign up for emergency text alerts.

US farmers turn towards Biden over Trump's past agricultural policies : politics - In the Democratic party, not everybody gets their way, but everybody gets a voice, says Gibbs. "In the Republican party, there's just one voice." ... In other words difference between a dictatorship and democracy.

Biden settles on a message against Trump: He's even worse than before : politics
Biden campaign attempts to flip the age script with a flurry of unflattering Trump videos : politics

Joe Biden now leads Donald Trump among rural voters : politics

Sotomayor Issues Dire Warning on Supreme Court Ruling on Noncitizens | Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented in the Supreme Court's latest marriage ruling -- and warned that same-sex marriage will be next on the chopping block. : politics

Supreme Court upholds gun ban for domestic abusers in U.S. v. Rahimi - The Washington Post The law was among many imperiled by the 2022 Supreme Court decision requiring historical precedent for gun restrictions.

Clarence Thomas is sole dissenter in Supreme Court decision on guns : politics
Clarence Thomas Says Domestic Abusers Should Own Guns : politics .. Meanwhile users of cannabis are banned from owning a firearm. This country is a joke.

Justice Samuel Alito absent from Supreme Court session for second day in a row : politics

Judge Aileen Cannon to entertain Trump's claim the special counsel is unlawful in Friday hearing : politics
Roger Stone Seems to Imply Trump Totally Controls Judge Cannon : politics
Come on, Aileen! - Lawyers, Guns & Money Two federal judges tried to stage a preemptive intervention with Aileen Cannon, needless to say with no avail:

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(1) Paul Krugman on X: I've been in a meeting with a number of men (and a handful of women) in suits, and while there has been intelligent discussion, my main impression is that Very Serious People are irrationally complacent about the consequences — economic and political — if Trump wins. / X

Trump's PAC, Which Pays His Legal Bills, Is Nearly Out of Cash : politics

On the House Floor, Republicans Gag Mentions of Trump's Conviction | During official proceedings of the G.O.P.-controlled chamber, speaking about former President Donald J. Trump's felony conviction has been forbidden, while disparaging President Biden and Democrats is routine. : politics
The party of Preston Brooks - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Cancel culture is real, as anyone who tries to discuss the felonies committed by convicted felon Donald Trump on the floor of the United States House of Representatives will find out:

Trump says he lost the 2020 election, then backtracks, in newly released audio : politics

Trump has a plan to give green cards to military-age males from China - The Washington Post More than a quarter of foreign college students come from the country Trump loves to pillory.

Trump is proposing a 10% tariff. Economists say that amounts to a $1,700 tax on Americans. : politics

Donald Trump, dupe of the Deep State - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Perlstein .. "authoritarian ratchet" ... Donald Trump will of course fail to Make America Great Again, because the America of the MAGA imagination is in part an ahistorical fantasy, and, to the extent it isn't, can't be revivified, no matter how many undocumented residents and their families are deported, no matter how many civil rights laws are repealed or not enforced, etc. .... The bottomless and accelerating paranoia of the American right wing would no doubt play a critical role in this dynamic. What would be left afterwards is hard to say.

How Matt Gaetz is trying to weaponize Donald Trump's denial playbook : politics

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore issues mass pardon for over 175,000 marijuana convictions : politics

Louisiana requires public classrooms to display the Ten Commandments - The Washington Post Gov. Jeff Landry (R) signed the legislation Wednesday.
Louisiana's New Ten Commandments Law Could Not Be Any More Unconstitutional : politics
Louisiana Ten Commandments law tests religion-friendly courts, experts say - The Washington Post The state's Republican governor signed a measure requiring taxpayer-financed schools to prominently post a specific version of the commandments by Jan. 1.
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Ten Commandments, abortion pills, castration: How Louisiana's new laws are pushing boundaries in culture wars | Republican Gov. Jeff Landry is pushing a conservative agenda forward, with the help of a supermajority in the state House and Senate. : politics
Accused adulterer Trump who paid to keep Stormy Daniels affair secret professes love for the Ten Commandments | His post came after Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed legislation that requires the display of the Ten Commandments in every public classroom in the state : politics

Upside-down American flag flying outside Etna Township trustee's home angers local vets : politics

Because of Donald Trump, Women and Doctors in Texas Still Suffer Under An Extreme Abortion Ban : politics

Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris resigns amid sex abuse allegations - The Washington Post Robert Morris, founder of Gateway Church, is accused of inappropriately touching a girl over several years in the 1980s, starting when she was 12 years old.

GOP Michigan rep and gun-rights supporter Neil Friske accused of chasing a stripper while firing a gun : politics

Videos show Alec Baldwin ... They intend to present the footage as evidence of the actor being "reckless" and engaging in "horseplay" with firearms when his trial begins next month.

Leslie Preer's murder: How DNA linked her daughter's ex-boyfriend to case - The Washington Post Lauren Preer's mother, Leslie Preer, was killed in her house in May of 2001. On Tuesday, police made an arrest.

Robert Winnett will not join The Post as editor - The Washington Post Robert Winnett, hired by Washington Post publisher William Lewis, faced questions about his U.K. work, including stories based on stolen records.
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Can AI chatbots be used to ensure other chatbots' answers are correct? - The Washington Post AI chatbots often make up inaccurate answers that they predict humans want to hear. One solution: Have them call each other out ... Chatbots use large language models, or LLMs, that consume vast amounts of text from the internet and can be used for various tasks, including generating text by predicting the next word in a sentence. The bots find patterns through trial and error, and human feedback is then used to fine-tune the model. But there's a drawback: Chatbots cannot think like humans and do not understand what they say.

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The Air Force's Secret NGAD Fighter Jet Might Be Canceled - Budget cuts and shifting priorities put the future of NGAD - the long-teased, sixth-generation aircraft - in jeopardy.

Closing America's Failing Nuclear Plants Would Set Clean Energy Back More Than a Decade Dozens of nuclear plants are struggling against aging infrastructure and cheap natural gas. But, for now, they're the best clean energy we've got.

Stanford's top disinformation research group collapses under pressure - The Washington Post - The Stanford Internet Observatory provided real-time analysis on viral election falsehoods but has struggled amid attacks from conservative politicians and activists.

Closing America's Failing Nuclear Plants Would Set Clean Energy Back More Than a Decade Dozens of nuclear plants are struggling against aging infrastructure and cheap natural gas. But, for now, they're the best clean energy we've got.

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Did Jesus Really Say These Awful Things? | by Jon Canas | Backyard Church | May, 2024 | Medium ... It is clear that as newer versions of the Bible were created, using, to some extent, the original Bible in common Latin and then translated into modern European languages, the church had no intent in softening the punishment narrative ... One reason was the role played by Saint Augustine, a bishop and theologian from Cartage (Tunisia) in the late 5th century. His pessimistic view of humanity demanded strong punishments ... Sadly, much of the religious lives of many followers - both consciously and unconsciously - are driven by fear and not by love, as I believe was truly shown and taught by Jesus ... Instead, Christianity has clung to the idea that the allegorical Satan is both real and in opposition to God.

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Seoul warns Moscow not to 'cross any lines' with Pyongyang ahead of Putin visit : worldnews ... South Korea has been sending ammunition to Ukraine for over a year, and some South Korean sources claim that they've contributed more overall in munitions than all of the Europeans combined.

Russia's Putin to visit North Korea in rare trip as anti-West alignment deepens : worldnews ... He doesn't have a lot of choice for holidays nowadays.

Vladimir Putin peace terms slammed as Ukraine summit begins : worldnews

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Number of Russian dollar millionaires surges despite war and sanctions : worldnews ... Yeah the numbers in the article don't make sense.Even Hungary has more millionaires than that ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked four deputy defence ministers today and appointed a relative to fill one of the resulting vacancies. : worldnews

Fire used as 'weapon of war' in Sudan as entire towns and villages burned to the ground : worldnews

Fourteen Jordanians die during haj in Saudi Arabia, some succumb to heat : worldnews
US military targets Houthi radar sites in Yemen after a merchant sailor goes missing : worldnews
Undeterred Houthi attacks squeeze international trade as Container shipping through the Red Sea decline by 90% : worldnews

Khamenei Says Children's Toys Constitute 'Cultural Invasion' : worldnews ... This motherfucker himself is a cultural invasion.

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu dissolves War Cabinet, officials say

Eight Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza in one of the deadliest single incidents for Israeli forces since October 7 : worldnews

As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas : worldnews - Hamas leaders have said they wanted to ignite a permanent state of war with Israel on all fronts as a way to revive the Palestinian cause and knew that the Israeli response would be big ... This isn't resistance. This is insanity ... "We support terrorism against Israel but we don't support the consequences of that terrorism"

Israel will not commit to end war before release of hostages, official says : worldnews

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Jens Stoltenberg: Nato in talks to put nuclear weapons on standby : worldnews - They are basically American insurance agency of the Apocalypse. Even if a country or alliance was capable of wiping out all of US & NATO at once before a single silo or bomber takes off ... those submarines will probably finish that war anyway, and humanity will lose ... Each of the 14 Ohio-class SSBNs originally carried up to 24 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with multiple, independently-targeted warheads. This is just what we know of, pretty sure there is 18+ Ohio-class subs atm and beginning in 2028 they are actually being decommissioned and replaced with the Columbia-class submarines.

Record number of NATO allies expected to hit defense spending target amid war in Ukraine : worldnews ... it's 2022 - Russia launches a full scale invasion of Ukraine - Russia thinks the whole thing would last no more than 72 hrs - more than 72 weeks later, and the best that Russia manages to accomplish is a stalemate - countries that, in previous years, didn't contribute to the alliance as they should, are now hitting their defense spending targets - I said before, and I'll say it again: either this whole conflict has never been about NATO, or Putin is giving a lesson on geopolitical stupidity.

Danes Asked to Keep Supplies, Iodine Pills to Prepare for Crises : worldnews

Germany: Record cocaine haul worth billions of euros seized : worldnews

'We Need to Unite': Protests Against the Far Right Are Held Across France : worldnews

A Reform UK candidate has apologised for claiming the country would be "far better" if it had "taken Hitler up on his offer of neutrality" instead of fighting the Nazis in WWII : worldnews ... an Gribbin, the party's candidate in Bexhill and Battle, also wrote online that women were the "sponging gender" and should be "deprived of health care".
'Firebrand': Revisionist feminist take on the last wife of Henry VIII - The Washington Post licia Vikander and Jude Law star in counterfactual Tudor drama.

4 Russian Navy Ships Visit Cuba: Real Story Behind the Display The truth behind the visit exposes a secretly struggling fleet.

Canada Blocks Chinese Rare Earths Deal in Trudeau-Led Crackdown - BNN Bloomberg : worldnews

Sending Canadian vessel to Cuba alongside Russia's was carefully planned: minister : worldnews

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Squirrels were struggling in a heat wave. She made a 'squirrel spa.' - The Washington Post - I never thought in a million years this would be something I would turn into a hobby, Breyana Elwell said.

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds : worldnews

Majority of Jews back Biden, call antisemitism 'serious' problem, poll finds : politics

Biden to give legal status to undocumented spouses of US citizens : politics

Opinion: Call it 'Make America Chaste Again.' And it's a losing message for the GOP in 2024 : politics

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback - The Boston Globe - The idea that any Republican is concerned about "equal opportunity for women" is laughable

IRS Expects $50 Billion Return by Closing Loophole Exploited by the Super Rich | "Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in Congress, a well-funded IRS is closing a loophole to make the rich pay their taxes," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. : politics

Misleading GOP videos of Biden are going viral. The fact-checks have trouble keeping up. : politics

"The peanut gallery": Experts say Cannon opened door to "unheard of" GOP intervention in Trump case : politics

How Chief Justice Roberts' Supreme Court manufactured a Jan. 6 trial crisis : politics

Trump's Tariff Is a Scheme to Shift the Tax Burden to the Non-Rich - Why do we keep calling this "populism"? : politics

Krugman: Trump's Mental State Is Visibly Getting Much More Alarming : politics
But his emails: Trump's increasingly unhinged calls for violence : politics

Steve Bannon Exposes Trump's Chilling Top Revenge List - Bannon revealed who Trump wants to target first for prosecuting him. : politics

A New Biden Ad Is Highlighting Trump's Criminal Conviction | Democrats' gloves are coming off. : politics
"He couldn't even remember me": Trump has "severe memory issues," says author who interviewed him : politics
Trump Has Reportedly Been Voicing Concerns About What Kind of Prison He Could Be Sent To : politics

John Kerry warns that Project 2025 would be "absolutely unimaginable and destructive" : politics

Crypto Scammers Are Targeting Trump's MAGA Supporters : politics

GOP pick for N.C. governor downplayed Weinstein allegations, assault by Ray Rice : politics ... Mark Robinson was the best the GOP could find to rum for governor. He is uneducated, poorly read, morbidly obese, angry, racist, a complete failure in life, but a model member of the republican party.
Joe Biden makes aggressive play to take North Carolina from Trump : politics

Maryland House GOP leader arrested for DUI, driving with suspended license : politics

'Shame on him for disrespecting the dead': Nevada senator erupts after Sen. JD Vance's bump stock remarks : politics

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'When the Clock Broke,' by John Ganz, revisits '90s politics - The Washington Post John Ganz revisits the era of Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot to find the roots of our populist moment

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Philippines files UN claim to extended continental shelf in South China Sea : worldnews

Flesh-Eating Bacteria That Can Kill in Two Days Spreads in Japan : worldnews - At the current rate of infections, the number of cases in Japan could reach 2,500 this year, with a mortality rate of 30%

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CNN Finalizes Rules for Upcoming Biden–Trump Presidential Debate on June 27; Includes Muted Mics, Two Commercial Breaks, and No Live Audience : television
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Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him : politics

The dissonance is astounding : pics

Lara Trump is building an army of ‘100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers' to 'deploy' across America in November : politics

Arizona legislature passes contentious budget in face of $1.3 billion deficit : politics

Campaigns Can Now See What You Watch on TV. It's Changing Everything. : television

A new study found that individuals who purchased firearms during the COVID-19 pandemic exhibit higher levels of distrust in government, are more inclined to believe in conspiracy theories, participate in protests, and support political violence compared to pre-existing gun owners and non-gun owners. : science
New study uncovers several troubling trends among pandemic gun buyers ... In recent years, the United States has experienced heightened political polarization, increasing distrust in government, and instances of political violence. These trends have raised concerns about the stability of American democracy.

Jon Stewart Explains Apple Had "A Different Agenda" For His Canceled 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Show: They "Don't Want That Smoke" : television ... <------

What breaks your suspension of disbelief? : movies

ELI5 how Theranos could fool so many investors for so long? : explainlikeimfive +Bad Blood and ... What other tiny little startup can get Henry Kissinger and George Schultz on their board of directors? That should have been a huge tell, but it wasn't.

A California Law Banning Hidden Fees Goes Into Effect Next Month : news

Suspect arrested in 2023 murder of mother of 5 killed while hiking in Maryland : news

Drugs that can enhance the brain's ability to change and adapt (like ketamine) may be changing how we think about treating depression. Recent study claims that by understanding and embracing metaplasticity (brain's ability to adapt its adaptability) could mean less meds, and fewer side effects. : science

What long-held (scientific) assertions were refuted only within the last 10 years? : AskReddit

What is something that nobody believes about you, but is absolutely true? : AskReddit

Dave Cassin, Ultra-fit bodybuilder husband suddenly dies after celebrating anniversary : news

ChatGPT has caused a massive drop in demand for online digital freelancers : technology

Scientists make significant breakthrough in microchip technology that could forever change our electronics: 'It can open up a new realm' : technology ... If true its a huge event in IC manufacturing as its the only significant electronic component that hasn't been able to be integrated.

TIL that due to our common primate ancestor, orangutans also have ABO blood types like humans : todayilearned

creating a subcellular-resolution human brain cell atlas. This platform allows researchers of the BICCN to examine the human brain in great detail : science

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Is Time Travel Possible? | The Science of Doctor Who | Doctor Who - YouTube
ELI5: how does time dilation works : explainlikeimfive
Is Time Travel Possible? | The Science of Doctor Who | Doctor Who - YouTube

ELI5: What are the health benefits of saunas and steam rooms? Is it only a placebo effect of "feeling good" or are there documented benefits? : explainlikeimfive

Which songs sound cheerful but actually have really dark lyrics? : AskReddit

TIL: The British lost the cure for scurvy and had to rediscover it : todayilearned ... The limes were thought to be more acidic and it was therefore assumed that they would be more effective at treating scurvy. However, limes actually contain much less vitamin C and were consequently much less effective.

TIL Mud Daubers, a type of wasp that is usually non-aggressive, are believed to have been the cause of two fatal plane crashes that killed everyone on board. : todayilearned

ELI5 how come a whole helicopter doesn't spin when the blades are spinning rapidly but is able to lift off and stay in the direction the pilots wants it : explainlikeimfive

ELI5 What is changing in the brain when something amazing happens to you for the first and you feel great. But the next time it happens you don't get as excited as before and then after the 100th time it has no effect on your happiness? : explainlikeimfive

Exposure to smartphone light suppresses melatonin levels at night - A recent study found that reading on a smartphone without a blue-light filter significantly reduced melatonin levels, especially in adults, compared to reading with a blue-light filter or from a printed book. : science

ELI5: HOW come Argentina and Turkey was able to function at 276% and 75% inflation? : explainlikeimfive

A recent study found that a complete day without sleep significantly impairs both attentional and temporal integration mechanisms. This seriously hinders our ability to pay attention and process information quickly, which is crucial for reacting correctly to fast changes around us. : science

Researchers are exploring how brain pulse waves relate to dementia. They've created a new method to measure these pulse dynamics in blood vessels, showing potential for assessing dementia risk. This tool could offer insights into brain health and is accessible for public use. : science

Researchers are exploring how brain pulse waves relate to dementia. They've created a new method to measure these pulse dynamics in blood vessels, showing potential for assessing dementia risk. This tool could offer insights into brain health and is accessible for public use. : science

ELI5: Why were the space shuttles retired? : explainlikeimfive

Who is a person that is still alive, that was once part of your life that you'll never see again? : AskReddit

What'`s the biggest financial mistake you've made? : AskReddit

What freaks you out? : AskReddit

This church rules : funny

What's the most random thing you've found in your house? : AskReddit

Missouri woman's murder conviction tossed after 43 years. Her lawyers say a police officer did it : news

Shooting in Detroit suburb injures 9, leaving an 8-year-old in critical condition : news

ELI5: How does a pregnant woman's body decide it's time to give birth? : explainlikeimfive
Baby Incubators: From Boardwalk Sideshow to Medical Marvel | HISTORY -- In the late 19th century, thousands of premature babies' lives were saved—while attracting oglers at amusement parks.

Absolute cinema! : funny

Can anyone read the location on the Sheriff's vehicle…..never mind : funny

Gunshot detection company contests ACLU's claims about the technology : boston

Apple punishes women for same behaviors that get men promoted, lawsuit says. Apple could owe thousands in back pay to 12,000 female employees. : technology

Human Resources people of Reddit, what are some NSFW complaints you've had to investigate about your workers? : AskReddit

What the CEO of Microsoft-owned GitHub has to say on the company laying off 80% of its employees in India : technology

Is it really actually that bad for your battery to leave your cell phone plugged in past 100% charged? : technology ... The absolute worst thing you can do in everyday life for a battery is allow the charge level to fall to 20% or below. The amount of capacity used, in this case 80%, is called the depth of discharge (DOD). A DOD of 80% is considered a deep cycle and can rapidly degrade the materials of a battery -- it's much, much worse over time than charging past 100%.

Incompetent Six-Figure Massachusetts State Police Owe Us A Refund : boston

Turkish kid in Boston to tour prep school now faces trip back to Istanbul to face charges he plowed the family Porsche into five people on the side of the road, killing one : boston

Karen Read trial: How Tuesday unfolded ... Injuries to John O'Keefe were 'consistent with a large dog attack,' defense expert says at Karen Read trial ... He said he was not hired by the defense; legal filings have indicated that the FBI hired Wolfe to look into the Read case as part of a federal investigation into the state law enforcement handling of the matter. Lawyers are not allowed to mention that investigation at trial.


Connecticut-sized "dead zone" expected to emerge in Gulf of Mexico, potentially killing marine life, NOAA warns : news

US adults are more confident in attributing wildfire and extreme heat to climate change than other extreme weather events. Republicans were less likely than Democrats to link extreme weather to climate change but those who experienced negative impacts from such events were more likely to link them. : science

X Has Highest Rate Of Misinformation As A News Source, Study Finds : technology

'Will not be tolerated': Australian War Memorial defaced with pro-Palestine graffiti : worldnews

Vietnam Seeks to Gradually Expand Security, Defense Ties With US : worldnews

Japan Passes Law to Allow Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone : technology

US and South Korea sound warning amid reports Putin is headed to North Korea : worldnews

New China rules allow detention of foreigners in South China Sea : worldnews (will "detain" Hawaii)

Putin pledges a ceasefire in Ukraine if Kyiv withdraws from occupied regions and drops NATO bid : worldnews
Putin says 'theft' of Russian assets in G7 deal for Ukraine won't go unpunished : worldnews

Cars and houses submerged in severe flooding in Moscow : worldnews
Cars and houses submerged in severe flooding in Moscow Roads left flooded and vehicles underwater in parts of the capital after heavy showers on Thursday, according to Russian media

Hamas admits they don't know how many hostages are still alive : worldnews
Hamas official says 'no one has any idea' how many Israeli hostages are still alive : worldnews

Biden and Zelenskyy after signing 10-year security agreement. : pics

The New Ukrainian Air Force - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the US and NATO could have been much more aggressive on the transfer of these capabilities. Part of the resistance was over concerns about escalation, which have largely turned out to be unfounded

EU ambassadors agree on framework for Ukraine and Moldova accession talks : worldnews

Unsafe E. coli levels found in Paris' Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics : worldnews

New police chief appointed in Haiti as gang violence claims officers' lives

Canada's Defence Minister Bill Blair says more help coming for Ukraine, Latvia : worldnews
Singh says report shows some MPs are traitors to the country, accuses Trudeau of accepting foreign interference - The Globe and Mail

31 Photos From September 11th That You Have Never Seen | by Jeremiah Warren | Medium

The Stanford Internet Observatory is being dismantled - House Republicans attacked the lab's reports on misinformation and election integrity — and now Stanford is pulling the plug

Obeying In Advance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Stanford Internet Observatory is shutting down. It's been a source of information on the uses of social media to spread propaganda and has been the subject of Republican congressional investigations and lawsuits. Stanford has done a bit of reorganization magic, but the look is of capitulating to authoritarian pressure. It's not clear that the film about Donald Trump and Roy Cohn, "The Apprentice," will be shown in the United States. Distributors in the US are shying away from it, although distributors in Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Japan have bought the rights.

Prosecute Companies for Their Supply Chain Crimes - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... You know, it's not like the U.S. couldn't do this too. In fact, we do when it comes to Chinese prison labor in supply chains. But we choose not to generally because we basically don't care about anything but ensuring cheap clothing and cheap meat and cheap everything.
Holding American Corporations Accountable for Their Murderous Actions Abroad - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Reactionary utopia and leftist neurosis - Lawyers, Guns & Money
My Political Depression Problem - and Ours - The American Prospect : Granular study of the ever-more-authoritarian right didn't demoralize the author as much as reaction from the left.
Prelapsarian Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

$3.4 trillion in individual tax cuts are expiring next year. Biden and Trump would handle it very differently : politics

Justice Department won't prosecute Garland for contempt, says refusal to provide audio wasn't crime : politics
DOJ memo says Garland cannot be prosecuted for contempt over Biden-Hur audio : politics

But but Biden is going to make us gay marry a marijuana plant!! : PoliticalHumor

MAGA Senate Republicans Have Made it Clear They Don't Care About Protecting Access to IVF Treatments : politics

What is or will be a good job? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Academia is the deadest of dead ends.

Statement from President Joe Biden on a Record 18 Million Small Business Applications : politics

Supreme Court kneecaps Congress and the administrative state to advance its own policy preference (enabling more mass murders) - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Supreme Court just effectively legalized machine guns : politics
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks
Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on bump stock devices : politics
Sotomayor rips Thomas's bump stocks ruling in scathing dissent read from bench : politics
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks, gun accessories used in 2017 Vegas massacre : politics
A well-regulated militia means I get to own a submachine gun - Lawyers, Guns & Money

But ain't we got fun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Billionaire political donor Harlan Crow provided at least three previously undisclosed private jet trips to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in recent years, an investigation by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats has found.

Alcohol Use and Firearm Violence - PMC

How Democrats are plotting against Project 2025, the 'dystopian' manifesto for Trump's second term : politics

Trump Couldn't Stop Gibbering in Front of Nation's Biggest CEOs : politics
"Could not keep a straight thought": CEOs worry about Trump's mental decline after "meandering" talk : politics
Trump turns 78, a birthday he says he'd like to pretend 'doesn't exist' : politics
Trump pledged to pardon Jan. 6 rioters. He faces pressure to name names. : politics

DNC launches Milwaukee billboards with Trump 'horrible' city comment : politics
Trump calls host site for GOP convention a "horrible city" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump, Biden, and CNN prepare for a hostile debate (with muted mics) - The Boston Globe
At the GOP convention in Milwaukee, these fake electors for Trump will help make him the nominee

Opinion | A warning about Donald Trump from the 17th century - The philosopher Thomas Hobbes is our best guide to the underlying logic of current American politics, that is, as to how and why extreme civil strife seems to invite one-man rule.

GOP women who helped defeat a near-total abortion ban are losing reelection in South Carolina : politics

Should Anti-Union Governors Face NLRB Sanctions? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

CNN Host Literally Shows Receipts While Brutally Fact Checking GOP Rep : politics

Who Really Supports You Getting Ripped Off? Rand Paul - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Rick Perlstein has an excellent piece that I explores something I only learned about relatively recently, Roger Stone's work with Al Sharpton on the latter's 2004 presidential campaign as a way to ratfuck (same face)

Recall of conservative California school board president, who called Harvey Milk a pedophile, appears to succeed : politics

Alex Jones' personal assets to be sold to pay $1.5b Sandy Hook debt. Company bankruptcy is dismissed. - The Boston Globe
Alex Jones ordered to sell off his personal assets to pay Sandy Hook families : politics

The Elon Musk of the deep seas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the most pejorative sense possible: ... I strongly recommend the whole thing — another classic tale of the arrogance of so many of our corporate overlords, although it must be granted in this case he was also a victim of his own bullshit too.
The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined | WIRED | A year after OceanGate's sub imploded, thousands of leaked documents and interviews with ex-employees reveal how the company's CEO cut corners, ignored warnings, and lied in his fatal quest to reach the Titanic.

FBI raids corporate landlord office, escalating criminal investigation into allegations of rent price-fixing by landlords and software vendor RealPage : technology

Wells Fargo fires workers over fake keyboard activity : technology

Former ICU nurse arrested on suspicion of replacing fentanyl with tap water : news

What are modern day signs of wealth that might be obsolete in the future? : AskReddit

More U.S. hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots: 96% of hospitals serving veterans and 74% of hospitals serving the general public now require staff to get vaccinated against influenza or seek an exemption. : science

Early ants may have had complex social lives, fossil data suggests : science

A link between the neurotransmitter dopamine and the mentalising abilities of healthy people has been identified for the first time in a new study : science

New research found chronic pain among older adults could be significantly reduced through a newly developed psychotherapy that works by confronting past trauma and stress-related emotions that can exacerbate pain symptoms. : science

ELI5: Godel's ontological proof for the existence of God : explainlikeimfive

When we're given a choice about where we want to be touched, the touch is significantly more pleasurable, a new study has found | The findings have implications for interpersonal relationships, communication, health and well-being. : science

Is There Only One Mind in the Universe? | by Pierz Newton-John | May, 2024 | Medium

Two people were struck by lightning. News reported that both survived and are in stable condition. : gifs

What's a huge waste of money but people keep buying it? : AskReddit

Tree roots or mold? All we can say is wtf is that growing under our floors : WTF (great thread)

What is the closest to death you have ever gotten? : AskReddit

Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter : videos

I hate "Atlas Shrugged" : books ... Bioshock is a subversion, though. It's basically Ayn Rand getting her way and everything falling apart because of it ... So Reganomics?

Alchemy & Mysticism: Roob, Alexander: 0884921815765: Books

The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic (Volume 1): Elizabeth, S.: 9780711248830: Books The Art of Darkness: A Treasury of the Morbid, Melancholic and Macabre (Volume 2) (Art in the Margins, 2): 9780711269200: Elizabeth, S.: Books

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (Dover Occult): Hall, Manly P.: 0884990275347: Books

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel: Willmann, Rainer, Voss, Julia: 9783836584289: Books The Devil's Atlas: An Explorer's Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds: 9781797214474: Brooke-Hitching, Edward: Books

The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History: Brooke-Hitching, Edward: 9781797207308: Books

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel: Willmann, Rainer, Voss, Julia: 9783836584289: Books

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana: Serafini, Luigi: 9780847849642: Books

The Art of Fantasy: A Visual Sourcebook of All That is Unreal (Art in the Margins): Elizabeth, S.: 9780711279957: Books

Codex Seraphinianus: 40th Anniversary Edition: Serafini, Luigi: 9780847871049: Books

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black: Hudspeth, E. B.: 9781594746161: Books Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light eBook : Nelson, Steffie, Finkel, Jori, Friedman, Ann, Wappler, Margaret, Wagley, Catherine, McMillan, Tracy: Kindle Store

Massachusetts environmentalists find a new friend: Sheep Agrivoltaics, or the practice of using land for both agriculture and renewable energy, is increasing in Massachusetts, making for some unexpected partnerships.

Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square gets new management Its current owner told the Licensing Commission that new management doesn't plan to change much about the Cambridge institution.
Harvard Square restaurants that have stood the test of time | Harvard Magazine Local restaurants that have stood the test of time.

What would you put in a Cambridge time capsule? : CambridgeMA

Surface Pro 11 X Plus Geekbench Score : Surface

Microsoft cancels universal Recall release in favor of Windows Insider preview : technology
Recall won't be ready : Surface
Why is Copilot microsofts biggest part of the new Surface line up if most features are paid? : Surface


State of emergency declared in South Florida as relentless rainfall causes major flooding : news

New research reveals covert junk food marketing tactics. The study found that the unhealthy food and alcohol industries, alongside the advertising industry, are using devious tactics to protect their profits, at the expense of Australians' health : science

North Korea could send up to 5 million artillery shells to Russia – South Korea : worldnews

Putin vows truce if Ukraine exits Moscow-occupied areas and drops NATO bid -- a nonstarter for Kyiv : news

Moscow plays hardball with New Delhi over Indians recruited into Russian military for Ukraine war : worldnews

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says Chins's Xi told him he will not sell any weapons to Russia : worldnews

Once in the thick of a debt crisis, Greece now leads the bloc's growth as the country repays its multi-billion-dollar loans ahead of time : worldnews

Kate Middleton will attend Trooping the Colour parade amid cancer battle

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines : news

Joe Biden Declares 'Democracies Can Deliver' as G7 Approves $50bn Aid Deal for Ukraine : worldnews

Biden G7 video: conservative media uses misleading camera angle ... Conservative media outlets selectively used a camera angle that left out important context to spread a claim Thursday and Friday that President Joe Biden wandered off from a meeting of world leaders, but the full video at another angle captured by NBC News tells a different story. a>
Conservative media uses misleading camera angle of Biden to falsely claim he was wandering aimlessly : politics
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 17, 1992 - GoComics

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication : news After Supreme Court's abortion pill decision, Donald Trump is even more likely to ban abortion: The Christian right failed at a backdoor ban, so now their only path forward is winning the 2024 election : politics
Record Share of U.S. Electorate Is Pro-Choice and Voting on It : politics

Clarence Thomas took additional undisclosed trips paid for by GOP megadonor, Senate committee says : politics ... Clarence Thomas and the GOP clearly believe that the US political system is built around cheques and (bank) balances.

Clarence Thomas' Opinion Legalizing Bump Stocks Is Indefensible : politics

US Supreme Court bars 'Trump too small' trademark : news

There's a New "Silent Majority" Out There -- and It Is Not Conservative : politics

Happy Seventy-eighth Birthday, Mr. Ex-President: If ever there were a case for age-related diminishment of a candidate, Donald Trump is it. : politics
Trump cognitive decline increasingly difficult to conceal despite setting low bar : politics

Trump's idea to replace income taxes with tariffs is a "sure way" to hurt the poor and help the rich Experts warn that an "all tariff policy" would only benefit the wealthiest Americans : politics

Trump's third wedding, 2005 : pics

Liz Cheney rips McConnell over Trump meeting: 'History will remember the shame' : politics ... Republicans don't care about "history", because they plan to rewrite it. You can't shame the shameless.

The Culture Wars Inside the New York Times | The New Yorker Joe Kahn, the newspaper's executive editor, wants to incentivize his staff to take on difficult stories, even when they might engender scrutiny, or backlash.

Literary World Grapples With Alice Munro's Legacy After Daughter's Revelation of Abuse
Alice Munro's husband abused her daughter, family reveals Alice Munro's husband sexually assaulted her youngest daughter. For nearly five decades, a conspiracy of silence haunted the family, and at times, tore them apart.

Escape From the Box - The American Prospect New technology and old tactics have made buying a car a death march of deception. Jase Patrick, who spent 15 years in the business, reveals the dealer secrets. by David Dayen July 8, 2024

Alice Munro: Literary World Rocked by Daughter's Abuse Revelation | TIME

F.A.A. Investigating How Counterfeit Titanium Got Into Boeing and Airbus Jets : technology ... purchased from a little-known Chinese company ... You can't treat aviation like you're building a cheaper coffeemaker.

Deep in the heart of Texas : pics

Panpsychism: What if consciousness is in plants, cells, even atoms? - Vox Scientists spent ages mocking panpsychism. Now, some are warming to the idea that plants, cells, and even atoms are conscious.

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory Long-term, immediate, and habitual methods for keeping your memories fresh and clear ... 11. Doodle: If you are sitting in a boring class or meeting, don't be afraid to start drawing hearts and flowers in your margins. While it can look like doodlers are paying less attention than non-doodlers, in reality the act of drawing is helping to keep their brain active.

I have Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory. My lived experience is like "Memento" and not at all like "Inside Out 2." AMA! : IAmA

TIL that loneliness is as bad for people's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day : todayilearned

TIL that kelp isn't actually a plant, it's part of a fourth group of organisms called protists - todayilearned
Protist - Wikipedia - A protist (/ˈproʊtɪst/ PROH-tist) or protoctist is any eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, land plant, or fungus. - Because "algae" in general and especially marine macro algae is a massive shit show taxonomically.

Christian hate group calls Pulse shooting the "Great Redemption" as it pushes conversion therapy. They're exploiting the deaths of 49 people to push conversion therapy. : politics ... There is no hate quite like Christian love
recently i thought long ablut the phrase "there is no hate like christian love". and it saddens me deeply : Christianity
(14) Why does Christian love seem like Christian hate? - Quora - Many Christians, especially those in the U.S., are waiting for god to punish people. If your life revolves around punishment, there is no room for love ... God created Hell so that we would have something to be saved from. Because He loves us. What do you want from God's fan Club? Sanity?
There's No Hate Like Christian Love | by Matthew Maniaci | Thing a Day | Medium | It's sad how a religion about loving everyone has turned into one of hating the other. (paywall)

Sandy Hook survivors graduate from high school : news

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says : news
Almost 9 In 10 House Republicans Voted To Put A Confederate Memorial Back At Arlington : politics

'The most powerful scream': Woman dies after being hit by police truck on the beach : news

Tennessee sheriff faces 22 charges in 2 counties, accused of profiting from inmate labor : news ... The Gibson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that he was is still the acting sheriff...He was booked and later released from the Gibson County jail on $25,000 bail ... Sure. Let's let criminals be sheriff, or senator, or even president. Cause nothing means anything anymore.

Tyson Foods heir suspended as CFO after second alcohol-related arrest : news

Abducted Louisiana child found dead and her sister injured after a suspect in their mother's killing was arrested. - CNN : news

Homeowner, 75, suffers heart attack after finding his house taken over by squatters

Telehealth CEO charged in alleged $100 million scheme to provide "easy access" to Adderall, other stimulants : news

Multiple States Across The Country See Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales To Close Out 2023 - Marijuana Moment

Cannabis can set sail to the Vineyard and Nantucket, after all - The Boston Globe A new rule will make it possible to move cannabis to and from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, easing worries of a marijuana shortage on the islands

What was your favorite childhood show? : AskReddit

First cryptic teaser for upcoming horror movie Smile 2 drops, making it an already interesting marketing campaign | GamesRadar+

Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school : news ... Pretty big IVF clinic pretty much next door

Women Making Waves: Trailblazing Surfers In and Out of the Water: Einzig, Lara: 9781984859792: Books: "The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives." -Kassia Meador, forme

If salary wasn't a consideration what is the most attractive profession? : AskReddit

ELI5 How do Speed Cubers solve the Rubik's Cube under 5 seconds? : explainlikeimfive
Moyu vs Gan : Cubers Cubicle Angstrom Gravitas & Dignitas 5mL Professional Speedcube Lubricant (Set of 2) : Toys & Games

ELI5: Why do home printers remain so challenging to use despite all of the sophisticated technology we have in 2024? : explainlikeimfive

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Architecture Deep Dive: Getting To Know Oryon and Adreno X1 : Surface



Southern Florida receives record rainfall and flash flooding in a 500-to-1,000-year event : news
Heavy rain and 'life-threatening flooding' hit South Florida, prompting the governor to declare an emergency|CNN : news ... I really liked how this article used "fossil fuel pollution" instead of "climate change" as a little fuck-you to DeSantis ... God's pln to fuck over South Florida

China Is Building a Terrifying, 'Unsinkable' Aircraft Carrier Their military superiority will be far greater than that of the United States' long-distance aircraft carrier fleet, Chinese official state media claims.

8 suspected terrorists with possible ISIS ties arrested in New York, L.A. and Philadelphia, sources say : news

In sweeping change, Biden administration to ban medical debt from credit reports : news

Takeaways from Supreme Court ruling: Abortion pill still available but opponents say fight not over

Michigan surpasses California as the top cannabis market in the U.S. by sales volume : news

A Florida law blocking treatment for transgender children is thrown out by a federal judge : news - “Some transgender opponents invoke religion to support their position, just as some once invoked religion to support their racism or misogyny," Hinkle wrote in his 105-page decision. Transgender opponents are of course free to hold their beliefs. But they are not free to discriminate against transgender individuals just for being transgender.

Lauren Boebert's Ex-Husband Gets Unsupervised Probation, $40 Fine in Plea Deal : news

Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say : news
WalrusWildinOut96 comments on Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say ... The US for all its faults is definitely one of the less bigoted places in the world. We have been having a more or less continuous societal conversation about racisms, discrimination, and bigotry for a long time. A lot of the world hasn't had that conversation yet at all.

Fargo woman facing 30 years in prison for bong water : news (dumb and evil cops)
North Dakota voters pass measure to impose age limits on congressional candidates : news

Elon Musk sued by SpaceX engineers claiming they were illegally fired for raising concerns about alleged sexual harassment and discrimination against women : news

Southern Baptists narrowly reject formal ban on churches with any women pastors : news

Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say : news

US man who drugged daughter and friends at sleepover sentenced to prison : news

3 deputies shot while responding to northern Illinois home, suspect also wounded | AP News : news

9/11 Responders Exposed to More Toxins Show Higher Incidence of Dementia : news ... “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” -

Adult entertainment industry sues again over law requiring pornographic sites to verify users' ages : news

Santana - Smooth (Stereo) ft. Rob Thomas - YouTube
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The Ecstasy of Humidity - The New York Times - Living in a place with seasons is overrated. Theres nothing like a sweaty Florida summer to bring you back to your body.

The Disturbing Truth About Hair Relaxers - The New York Times heyve been linked to reproductive disorders and cancers. Why are they still being marketed so aggressively to Black women?
Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer - PubMed
Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Oxford Academic

A New Archaeological Discovery Has Ripped Up the Map of Human Migration Unearthed evidence offers a previously unknown pathway for our ancient ancestors.

98-year-old man whose liver was donated is believed to be oldest American organ donor : news

State Police investigator says all the information gathered indicated Karen Read was responsible for John O'Keefes death

Microsoft changes course on the controversial Windows 11 feature that constantly takes screenshots of your PC's screen: Now you'll have to opt in if you want to use it : news


"Flesh-eating" bacterium cases hit record high in Japan : worldnews

South Korean troops fire warning shots after North Korean soldiers cross border : worldnews
S.Korea fires warning shots as N.Korean soldiers briefly cross border : worldnews

4 US college instructors teaching at Chinese university are attacked at a public park : worldnews

(1) Roman Sheremeta 🇺🇦 on X: Russia formally declares the US as "enemy." Russia has been an enemy of the US for a while, orchestrating cyber attacks, meddling in the US elections, sponsoring terrorists worldwide. Also, the russian propaganda TV channels constantly call for strikes on the US. 1/n / X

Nearly 20,000 Wagner mercenaries died taking Bakhmut, media investigation confirms : worldnews

Russian fighter-bomber crashes after 'technical fault' : worldnews

Russia sending Africans to die in Ukraine war : worldnews

Wild horses return to Kazakhstan steppes after absence of two centuries : worldnews

Nine Hindu pilgrims killed in bus attack in India's Jammu : worldnews

Islamic State group-allied militants kill dozens in eastern Congo : worldnews - Second Congo War - about 6 million deaths Population of Israel - under 10 million

Aircraft carrying Malawi Vice-President goes missing : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis say they have arrested an 'American-Israeli spy cell' : worldnews

'We have the three hostages' – Israel Police shows dramatic footage of hostage rescue operation : worldnews
Nuseirat Massacre: Inside the Carnage of Israel's Hostage Rescue
Sinwar in internal correspondence: civilian deaths help Hamas, report : worldnews
'We have the Israelis where we want them': Sinwar's words revealed - WSJ report : worldnews
Hamas leader says 'we have the Israelis right where we want them' in leaked messages, WSJ reports : worldnews

Hamas accepts UN ceasefire resolution, ready to negotiate over details, official says : worldnews

(1) The New Voice of Ukraine on X: "Kyiv and Washington are actively “preparing a bilateral security agreement,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his traditional address to the nation on June 9 / X

(1) Institute for the Study of War on X: "Russian forces continued ground attacks in the Siversk direction on June 10 but did not make any confirmed advances in this area. Russian forces are reportedly advancing in eastern Chasiv Yar. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 839, Part 1 (Thread #985) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: "⚡️Dnipro hospital reports saving 95% of wounded soldiers it treats. The Mechinkov Hospital receives about 50 soldiers per day, doctors told the Kyiv Independent. The majority of these patients arrive unconscious. / X

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: The Russian Kharkiv incursion has fully turned into a boomerang. / X

Russia uses submarines to patrol Black Sea after naval losses, Ukraine military says : worldnews

Hungary's Orban shows weakest performance in EU elections in 20 years, opening path to pro-EU rival : worldnews

Portugal's socialists and liberals defeat far-right in EU elections : worldnews

Macron rules out resigning 'whatever the result' of French election : worldnews

Why Canada Is Worried About a U.S. Civil War - POLITICO Justin Trudeau probably won't ask Joe Biden if the U.S. is headed for a war between the states. But a report from within his government says it's time for Canada to get ready.

FDA warns on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest. What to know | AP News

America's problem is massive inequality - not 'woke' educated elites | Robert Reich : politics
World Bank report says U.S. economy is powering better global outlook - The Washington Post - High interest rates and trade tensions pose risks to a newly upbeat forecast, though.

Violent crime is down and the US murder rate is plunging, FBI statistics show | CNN (and economy is booming, so vote for the orange moron)

Joe Biden favored to beat Donald Trump in 538 election forecast : politics

Nolan Ryan, the backup quarterback, and Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Trump is such a bizarre figure that any supposedly normal Republican would be met with hosannas from reactionary centrist pundits such as Silver, but needless to say short of possible epidemiological developments this experiment is not going to be run.
How would the election turn out if Biden or Trump were replaced by a different candidate? | Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science - The fact that Silver, who is so statistically aware, made this mistake is an interesting example of something that a lot of people have been talking about lately, the disjunction between economic performance and economic perception

Team Biden bets an unfiltered Trump at the debate can shake up the race : politics

How Republicans used 'cheap fake' videos to attack Biden over 24 hours - The Washington Post Such deceptively edited videos, known as "cheap fakes," have become staples of Republican attacks against the president.

The curious psychology of inflation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hunter Biden found guilty in gun trial that exposed dark parts of his life - The Washington Post Short deliberations led to conviction on all three counts.
Hunter Biden trial highlights: President's son found guilty on all charges in federal gun case

Hunter Biden prosecution a 'waste of taxpayer dollars' : Convicting jurors talk about historic trial : politics

Sinclair injects deceptive attacks on Biden's age into dozens of local broadcasts This is how they launder hit pieces into the news cycle - Two outlets controlled by right-wing media tycoons are working in tandem to aggressively push specious claims about President Joe Biden's fitness for office to millions of Americans.

Opinion | Merrick Garland: The attacks on the Justice Department must end - The Washington Post

Judge Strikes One Element From Trump Indictment in Classified Documents Case - The New York Times Judge Aileen Cannon threw out one basis for the case against the former president, involving a highly sensitive military map he showed an aide after leaving office.

Alito's Wife Caught on Tape Spewing Venom at Everyone : politics ... "The other thing the femnazis believe, that he should control me," Alito said about her husband ... Yes, one of the core tenets of radical feminism is that husbands should control their wives. It's quite obvious/oblivious
Samuel Alito's Wife, Martha-Ann, Goes Full MAGA in Secret Recording - The audio was posted hours after similarly shocking comments by the Supreme Court justice were published.
Alito and Roberts, Secretly Recorded at Gala, Share Markedly Different Worldviews - The New York Times The two justices were surreptitiously recorded at a Supreme Court gala last week by a woman posing as a Catholic conservative.
Sam Alito Clearly Thinks He's Untouchable : politics
Any little thing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - America's sorest winner is committed above all else to the idea that his immense power should come without any accountability: Justice Samuel Alito is less than thrilled about all the news coverage on his seemingly compromised ethics.

There really isn't an argument against Sotomayor and Kagan retiring this summer - Lawyers, Guns & Money (portrait says it all)

No lawmakers have lost primaries yet. Will the streak end tonight? - The Washington Post

Discussion Thread: US House Rules Committee Debates Resolution to Hold Attorney General Garland in Contempt of Congress : politics

GOP Convention Stuck With Trump, A Convicted Felon, As Nominee | HuffPost Latest News Unlike in 2016, when a “Dump Trump” fight went to the floor, pro-Trump activists now make up an overwhelming majority of national convention delegates.

'Losers' and 'Suckers': Why Two Simple Words Bother Trump So Much

Opinion | What is going on inside Trump's mind? - The Washington Post His story about hypothetically being electrocuted is another glimpse into a mind that is unwell ... But you know what I'd do if there was a shark or you get electrocuted? I'll take electrocution every single time. I'm not getting near the shark. So we're going to end that, we're going to end it for boats, we're going to end it for trucks (he's a shark, of course)
Trump's shark tale is the kind of sputtering nonsense that should worry MAGA : politics

Opinion | 'Double haters' don't hate Trump and Biden equally - The Washington Post The 'double haters' misnomer: Biden's secret weaponA two-thirds majority of this cohort of voters thinks a felon has no place running for president.

Tales from the iron triangle - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a remarkable piece of investigative journalism that unravels multiple interlocking threads of misconduct. First, a former George Mason professor who was a (lavishly) paid corporate shill posing as a scholar, sometimes revealing his blatant conflicts of interest and sometimes not:

The Party of Law and Order - Lawyers, Guns & Money Republicans always respect the law, right? It's all about legality. That must be why Oklahoma has preemptively pardoned the state's entire poultry industry from water pollution laws ... The proposal states if chicken companies or farmers follow a nutrient management plan, they'll be protected from any criminal or civil accountability. "You're immune," said Gov. Stitt.

$800,000 wire transfer from billionaire donor to US Chamber raises curtain on dark money : politics

For Republican men, environmental support hinges on partisan identity : science
Men's empathy towards animals have found higher levels in men who own pets versus farmers and non-pet owners : science

"False gospel" : The new GOP attack on Dolly Parton is a tactic borrowed from the Christian right : politics

Dockcase's Studio 8-in-1 adapter is for camera nerds

Every Single Cell in Your Body Could Be Conscious, Scientists Say If trillions of tiny bits of consciousness are floating around inside you, it could change how we think about life.
How Did Life Spring Up From Non-Life? Scientists May Finally Have Some Clues The first Earthlings may have looked more like beads of liquid than tiny cells.

The Hologenome Concept of Evolution: Medical Implications - PMC
What is the hologenome concept of evolution? - PMC

The Hidden Order of the Universe. The generic mathematical laws… | by TheUnknownDoktor | Health and Science | Jun, 2024 | Medium | The generic mathematical laws transcending biology, history, culture, geography and socio-economy
Kleiber's law - Wikipedia

Pain and Suffering | Ann Neumann | Demonizing opioids has unintended consequences ... In other words, the majority of those with legitimate prescriptions were not getting hooked. And as many as 80 percent of those using prescription opioids for a high were not getting them from a doctor ... We had to get it wrong in order to convict the drug companies ... So, what are we doing? We're cutting off middle-aged women with no history of addiction, who are not likely to ever develop it, and have severe chronic pain, to prevent eighteen-year-old boys from doing drugs that they're going to get on the street instead (the doctors are addicted to your pain) (*read*)

Laudanum - Wikipedia
Opium and laudanum history's wonder drugs

Massachusetts sees first decline in opioid-related deaths in years

Elon Musk drops lawsuit after OpenAI published his emails : news
X is about to start hiding all likes : technology

FBI releases documents on O.J. Simpson - ESPN

He was a police officer. She was 15 years old. He met her in a neighborhood park at her elementary school when she ran away when she got pulled over when she called for help in a neighborhood park. Then, he sexually abused her. Abused by the badge A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of law enforcement officers in the United States have sexually exploited kids. Many avoid prison time.

The 9 Best Rust Removers of 2024 | Rust Removers and Converters

Eight Secret Societies You Might Not Know The popularity of these secret clubs peaked in the 18th and 19th centuries.



Florida could see more than a foot of rain, serious flooding this week - The Washington Post - Southwestern parts of the Sunshine State near Fort Myers may exceed 15 inches.

Black Americans see police, government plotting against them: Survey

Chinese military harassed Dutch warship enforcing UN sanctions on North Korea, Netherlands says : worldnews

Inside Israel's hostage rescue: Secret plans and a deadly 'wall of fire' - The Washington Post

Hamas operatives said to have standing orders to kill hostages if IDF approaches : worldnews
Israeli special forces dressed as Palestinian refugees for hostage rescue: Sources : worldnews

UN food agency pauses its aid work at US pier in Gaza over security concerns, in latest setback : worldnews

Al Jazeera rejects accusations hostage captor was a journalist on their platform : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #53) : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 838, Part 1 (Thread #984) : worldnews

(1) Christo Grozev on X: "ISIS from Moscow." / X

Nordic left-wing parties gain as far-right declines in EU vote : worldnews

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says : worldnews

Macron calls snap elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Russia mocks Macron following EU election defeat – POLITICO Macron and Scholz are clinging on to power with their last remaining strength says head of Russias State Duma.

Canada's Parliament rocked by allegations of treason - politico - Foreign interference probe exposes links to “witting” lawmakers in Ottawa.

Biden admin has discussed potentially negotiating unilateral deal with Hamas to free U.S. hostages uch talks, if they begin, would not include Israel and would be conducted through Qatari interlocutors.

Statement from President Joe Biden on Senate Republicans Blocking Efforts to Safeguard Nationwide Access to Contraception : politics

Baltimore shipping channel fully restored after massive cleanup - The Washington Post - "When we work together, we can actually get big things done," said Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D).

Increase in Liberal Views Brings Ideological Parity on Social Issues But the long-term increase is not as pronounced on economic issues, on which Americans still lean conservative - Americans have become significantly more likely to identify as liberal in their views on social issues over the past quarter century. In most annual measures since 2015, they have been about equally likely to express having liberal views as moderate and conservative ones -- reflecting a shift from Gallup's earliest measures, when liberal perspectives on social issues were a firmly minority viewpoint ... Americans are currently about equally likely to say their views are conservative (32%), moderate (32%) or liberal (33%) on social issues ... Despite some fluctuation over time, liberal identification on social issues has gradually increased, while conservative and moderate identification has each gradually decreased slightly.

Shorter Liberals: Militarizing the Border is Bad When Trump Does It and Good When Biden Does It - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Well, Nic Kristof is nothing if not a hack and his defense of Biden's actions is pure, 100% hackwork.

The U.S. Economy Reaches Superstar Status - The Atlantic No, really ... The growth rate is high, the unemployment rate is at historic lows, household wealth is surging, and wages are rising faster than costs, especially for the working class. There are many ways to define a good economy. America is in tremendous shape according to just about any of them ... By these metrics, the only workers in the entire developed world who are meaningfully better off than they were four years ago are American ones. (major growth from hard-working immigrants) ... By these metrics, the only workers in the entire developed world who are meaningfully better off than they were four years ago are American ones.

John Fetterman and wife Gisele are hospitalized after Democratic senator rear-ended car on the highway | Daily Mail Online Fetterman and his wife were driving in northern Maryland at the time

Hunter Biden Gun Case Goes to Jury as Prosecutors Wrap Up Closing Arguments - The New York Times Prosecutors connected dozens of evidentiary dots to try to show President Biden's deeply troubled son willfully falsified a gun form.

Samuel Alito Rejects Compromise, Says One Political Party Will 'Win' In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice says he "agrees" that the U.S. should return to a place of godliness

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you die of heat stroke - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Acyn on X: "Trump: It must be because of my relationship with M.I.T., very smart, I say, what would happen if the boat sank, and you have this tremendously powerful battery, and the battery is now underwater ... Do I get electrocuted or do I jump over by the shark? / X
(1) Acyn on X: Trump: When we get in, it's going to go very rapidly. We are going to look very strongly at J6. There has never been people treated more horrifically than J6 hostages / X
(1) Stephen King on X: This is like listening to your senile uncle at the dinner table after he has that third drink. / X

Trump's Terror - Lawyers, Guns & Money Don Moynahan considers Donald Trump's terror campaign. Threats against judges, local officials, and others are increasing. Moynahan takes eight lessons from current terror-related events ... I'll list the lessons; check out the post for details.
The Future is Terror - by Don Moynihan ... Trumpism hastened a new version of right-wing politics, one that is not conservative nor libertarian in a meaningful sense, but one that urges the embrace of state power to go after their movement's perceived enemies.

Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I mean Trump got convicted of 34 felonies and it seems to have cost him a point or two in the polls, maybe. In other words, LOL nothing matters is now more or less our national motto, and the media dutifully reflect this in their coverage of the senile madman who may well be the next president.

Donald Trump's Last (We Hope) Grift | The New Republic The man has been running scams for decades. But now, with either the White House or the Big House beckoning, he's kicked it into overdrive ... Over the years, I have come to think of Trump as an autoimmune disease, very much a product of our own body politic. And as is the case with such afflictions, he is curiously resistant to ordinary treatments.>

Trump Demands Biden Remove Ad of Him Calling Dead Soldiers 'Suckers' and 'Losers' - The former president said only a "psycho" or a "very stupid person" would've made such statements.

Presumptive GOP Nominee for President Meets With His Probation Officer : politics

Fox News Edited Out Trump Saying He Might Keep Epstein Files Sealed | HuffPost Latest News But a later release of the interview included his full response

Donald Trump supporters leave rally during middle of speech, video shows : politics

Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away - Lawyers, Guns & Money

You know who would run away with this election? My Canadian girlfriend - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If your supposed expertise is statistics, it seems germane that you don't post false numbers. Inflation on a year over year basis hit 8% or higher for exactly seven months of the Biden presidency, from March through September of 2022, not "two years." It did not hit 8% in any calendar year. ...But Nate's just getting started: (Nate Silver is demented)

David French finds out - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Lies Your Pundit Tells You - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The brazen GOP plan to launder cash to the nation's most radical gubernatorial candidate

80 percent of GOP believes Trump's Biden-Manhattan conspiracy theory - The Washington Post

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has released Rudy Giuliani's mugshot

Sunday Morning Dithering - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Everything you've been told about the 'Chickenpox bomber' is wrong, here's why | Hush-Kit

FBI agents execute a raid on a Minnesota home in connection to a juror bribe : videos

Opinion | What's Stopping Liberals From Having Kids? - The New York Times

What crazy stuff happened in the year 2001 that got overshadowed by 9/11? : AskReddit

What stopped you from killing yourself? : AskReddit

Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study | The research detected eight different plastics. Polystyrene, used for packaging, was most common, followed by polyethylene, used in plastic bags, and then PVC. : science

Microsoft missing windows phone? : windowsphone
The enormity of Microsoft's Windows Phone shut-down mistake is becoming increasingly clear in the AI era | Windows Central


Massive forest restoration project makes steadfast progress: This will be the largest natural structure on the planet : worldnews ... The nonprofit organization is planting tens of millions of trees each year across nine countries, from Senegal to Kenya. By 2030, it aims to create 230,000 jobs and plant a billion trees

Scientists mapped one of Earth's top hazards in the Pacific Northwest - The Washington Post A catastrophic earthquake and tsunami will one day hit the Pacific Northwest as tectonic plates slip at the Cascadia subduction zone

Girl, 2, with H5N1 bird flu in Australia had travelled to Kolkata, India: WHO : worldnews

South Korean activists respond to North's trash balloons with K-pop - The Washington Post - A South Korean group launched balloons containing anti-Pyongyang fliers and thousands of USB drives with local pop music and TV - all illegal in the North ... We sent them truth and fact, love and medicine - and dollar bills, dramas and trot songs,
A South Korean weapons company once seen as a dinosaur is now churning out howitzers twice as fast as its Western competitors : worldnews

Exactly 5 years ago in Hong Kong. 1 million estimated on the streets. Protests are now illegal. : pics

'Only half Chinese': China refused to help secure release of Noa Argamani : worldnews
Chinese jets circle Dutch ship in East China Sea : worldnews

Russia Declares US As Enemy State For First Time Amid Deteriorating Ties Over Ukraine : worldnews

Putin says he's considering providing weapons to other nations for potential strikes on Western targets : worldnews

Confident Putin warns Europe is 'defenceless' : worldnews

Putin Is Running Out of Time to Achieve Breakthrough in Ukraine : worldnews

Supersonic physicists rounded up as spies in Russia : worldnews

A Chinese agency working with Russia has been trying to source drone jammers : worldnews

Russian Airport Invests in Anti-Drone Defenses -- 7,000 Kilometers from Ukraine : worldnews

Embarrassingly for the Kremlin, Russian AI Isn't Good Enough for Its Own Disinformation : worldnews

Putin's daughters make rare appearance at St. Petersburg economic forum : worldnews

35 children among those killed in latest Sudan civil war carnage, U.N. says : worldnews

Gazas Health Ministry says 274 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raid that rescued 4 hostages
IDF publishes footage of rescued hostages being evacuated from Gaza via helicopter : worldnews
Four hostages rescued alive in Gaza operation that killed at least 125, officials say: Live updates - The Washington Post
U.S. intelligence aided Israeli hostage rescue : worldnews
Weeks of planning and quality intelligence: inside the IDF's daring Gaza hostage rescue : worldnews

Report: Journalist, doctor held Noa Argamani hostage in Gaza : worldnews ... "civilian combatant"

'We will not surrender': Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh fumes after Israel frees hostages : worldnews

IDF successfully eliminates senior Hamas General Security Forces commander : worldnews

Who is Benny Gantz, the Israeli war cabinet member? - The Washington Post - What to know about Benny Gantz, the member of Israel's war cabinet who said he'd resign if a post-war plan doesn't materialize by Saturday ... Benny Gantz is the leader of Israels opposition National Unity party and a member of the government's war cabinet ... Gantz has been considered a more liberal counterweight to Netanyahu (oh sure)
Gantz scraps anticipated resignation announcement following news of hostages' rescue : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 836, Part 1 (Thread #982) : worldnews

Ukraine says it struck one of Russia's most advanced warplanes - The Boston Globe ... a Su-57 fighter plane, a twin-engine stealth fighter lauded as Moscow's most advanced military aircraft ... (US Satellite + UA drones)
ISO 3166-2:UA - Wikipedia

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: "Bild: Ukraine counter-attacked & regained several settlements in Vovchansk, Kharkiv Oblast After captured northern part & central areas in mid-May pushed them out of center recently used Biber bridge-layer to move Russian troops across Vovchanka River despite🇷🇺drone attack / X

(1) Defense of Ukraine on X: The Netherlands and Denmark will contribute EUR 400 million in a Swedish fund to build CV 90 infantry fighting vehicles for Ukraine. The CV 90 IFVs have already proven themselves on the battlefield. They not only effectively destroy the enemy but also save the crew during the / X

Norway wealth fund to vote against Musk's $56 billion Tesla pay package : worldnews

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attacked in Copenhagen - The Washington Post - The attack on Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen is the latest attack against politicians ahead of the European Parliament elections.

British Columbia recriminalizes drug possession, drawing praise, worry - The Washington Post With an election looming, British Columbia's New Democratic Party government has cut the controversial experiment short, to the dismay of its supporters.

Phoenix turns to ice-filled body bags to treat heatstroke as US south-west bakes : news

Protesters surround White House to demand Biden enforce Gaza red line - The Washington Post - Demonstrators said that if President Biden would not draw a "red line" after Israeli forces began an assault on Rafah, they would draw the red line for him.

U.S. Voter Support for Israeli Military Aid Reaches Wartime Low : politics .... 41% of voters said the United States should provide military aid to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's armed forces, down from 53% at the start of the conflict. Support fell the most among Democrats (from 52% to 34%), but it has also slipped among independents (46% to 35%) and Republicans (from 59% to 53%).

Bipartisanship or Republican meddling? AIPAC is biggest source of GOP donations in Dem primaries : politics (Jews for Hitler)

Man outside the White House : pics ... Hamas headband

Europeans seem to grasp the threat to U.S. democracy better than we do : politics

Biden To Visit WWI Cemetery Five Years After Trump Refused To Honor 'Suckers And Losers' : politics

The law-and-order party defunds the IRS. Again. : politics - At least 25,000 millionaires haven't filed tax returns at all since 2017.

Clarence Thomas Quietly Admits Gifts From Shady Right-Wing Billionaire : politics

Database Reveals 'Staggering' $6.6 Million in Gifts to Supreme Court Justices : politics
Retired judge David Tatel issues a stark warning about the Supreme Court : politics
Ex-Trump attorney: Justices accepting lavish gifts 'degrades the image of impartiality' : politics ... What a fancy way of saying that they're corrupt.

Alito neighbor gives detailed account of 'nasty' dispute that became national news : politics

The Fall of Roe: You Thought Dobbs Was Bad? They're Coming for Brown v. Board : politics

The Hunter Biden trial farce - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Hunter Biden Case Is Solid. There's Something Rotten About It Too. - POLITICO - The president's son faces long odds to avoid conviction - in a case with dubious origins.
The key family members involved in the Hunter Biden trial - The Washington Post A cast of Biden's family members have taken the stand or showed up to support him in court.

James Comer's Biden Impeachment Crusade Finally Ends With a Whimper : politics

Judge in Trump case flags deleted Facebook post claiming to have advance knowledge of verdict - The Washington Post - Justice Juan Merchan's letter flags a since-deleted online message by someone claiming to have knowledge of the verdict before it was announced.

If Trump Wins - The New York Times By Charlie Savage, Jonathan Swan, and Maggie Haberman

As a convicted felon, Trump isn't fit to lead America's military as commander in chief - A felon serving as both leader of the free world and commander in chief would disrupt the U.S. military's culture and institutional structure. : politics - The only thing he ever did remotely related to politics before running for office was promote a racist conspiracy theory accusing Obama of being born in Kenya. And millions of Americans voted for ... that.

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Claims Trump Was Actually Super Tight With Zelensky : politics ... As in Trump tried to illegally squeeze Zelensky into capitulating with his Biden witch hunt. Every accusation is a confession, especially when Trump screams about political witch hunts (Tom Rotten)

DNC targets Trump campaign rally with 'convicted white-collar crook' billboard | Donald Trump | The Guardian Democrats call Trump 'unfit to serve' on the advertisement in Las Vegas, where he's due to speak on Sunday
Trump will hold outdoor Las Vegas rally in scorching heat. His campaign has extra medics and water : politics

What can Trump do about vaccines? More than you might think. His new anti-vaccine persona could have far-reaching consequences if he's elected to a second stint as president with far-reaching administrative powers. : politics

Trump has promised mass raids and deportation if he wins the election. The ACLU is preparing to fight back. : politics

Russ Vought's 'radical constitutionalism' plan for Trump's second term - The Washington Post - Russ Vought, the former president's budget director, is laying the groundwork for a broad expansion of presidential powers.

Trump pitches himself as 'crypto president' at San Francisco tech fundraiser : politics

A ton of aggravating factors : Experts say Trump not helping himself ahead of sentencing hearing - Jail previously seemed "very unlikely," says law prof. Adam Shlahet. "I'm thinking it's more likely now” : politics

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar wants to put Donald Trump on a $500 bill. Yeah, it's a cult : politics ... Make it a $34 dollar bill.

What a fool believes: Donald Trump and America's bogus respect for "faith": How religious "freedom" has been twisted into an all-out attack on critical thinking and the rule of law : politics

For presidents, it's not age but judgment that matters : politics

Trump claims credit for Biden's insulin price cap : politics

He can be president but he can't be a nurse: The jobs Trump can't get with felony convictions | Trump's power and influence will help him avoid major hurdles facing millions of Americans with felony convictions trying to get back to work, Alex Woodward reports : politics

What a fool believes: Donald Trump and America's bogus respect for "faith": How religious "freedom" has been twisted into an all-out attack on critical thinking and the rule of law : politics

Alvin Bragg agrees to testify to Republicans in Congress after landing Trump guilty verdict | House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, a longtime Trump defender, demanded the testimony : politics

Businessman testifies he promised Bob Menendez up to $250,000 in bribes : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Mondaire Jones for turning on Jamaal Bowman : politics

Republican congressman wants to limit IVF access to married heterosexual veterans only. He claimed, falsely, that children of opposite-sex couples fare best in life. : politics ... the future Republicans want. If you serve in the military and manage to survive, only then will you be allowed to start a family. Any non-veteran who gets pregnant will be forced to carry the baby to term, at which point it will be taken from the mother and reassigned to a worthy veteran to be raised as a Real American

They have no options: Texas court dims hope of timely abortion care for high-risk patients : politics
No sex, no immigrants: Texas GOP unveils 2024 legislative priorities : politics ... Texas, laboratory of fascism
Texas professors sue Biden for the right to discriminate against trans students. They also want to fire teaching assistants over abortion history : politics
Texas Democrats try to unify against GOP "extremism" : politics

Texas asks people to avoid using their cars : politics

Nazi supporters attempt rally at SD State Capitol : politics

Georgia Is Our Laboratory: Inside Trump's Plan to Rig 2024 : politics

Revealed: Trump ally Kari Lake gave speech in front of Confederate flag | Republicans | The Guardian - Video shows Arizona Senate candidate repeating election-fraud claims at event with Confederate flag behind her

GOP primary for Spanberger seat in Virginia heats up with attack ads - The Washington Post

This Gay Republican keeps making excuses for the Colorado GOP's homophobia : politics

Will Kathy Hochul's massive political ineptitude save congestion pricing? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What election denialism is really about - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Steven Calabresi going full election denialist - In other words, to be a Trump supporter in 2024 requires either bottomless cynicism or bottomless credulity, and even people like Calabresi very often end up finding that it's easier to indulge in the latter than the former, if only to maintain some internal if extraordinarily twisted sense of self respect.
Co-founder of Federalist Society comes out as full-blown election denialist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I can't decide if Volokh continuing to publish Steven Calabresi's light-years-from-hinged election trooferism is a disgrace or a public service. Both, I guess: ... The thing about this lunatic, anti-democratic nonsense is that there's no reason to believe that Alito or Thomas disagree with a word of it, and plenty of reason to think they don '.

Vampire squid guy: "I have determined that as plain as the nose on your face prosecuting [Republicans] for white collar crime would be a wolf in sheep's clothing that crosses the Rubicon on steroids" - Lawyers, Guns & Money Tom Friedman's erstwhile funniest critic is now expressing ideas that are substantively much worse than Friedman's in even-worse-than-Friedman prose:

How Uber and Lyft Still Control Wages and Conditions - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In reality, it is the digital ride-hail model that's fundamentally broken. It is inefficient and expensive, exploitative and discriminatory. It does not work without a deregulated market, exorbitant investor subsidies and an expansive political machine to protect it. In almost every city where it's been allowed to fester, ride-hailing has decreased the quality of urban transit, contributed to big increases in congestion and pollution and degraded working conditions in additional industries. To what end? The empowerment of saboteurs who pocket billions while offloading every possible cost on to the public.

IUD insertions can hurt, but some clinics will sedate you In one study, nearly half of women said getting an IUD triggered "intense pain."

Sildenafil (known as Viagra) improves brain blood flow and could help to prevent dementia, according to a trial with 75 participants who had experienced a minor stroke : science

ex husband throws red paint at ex wife while in a restaurant causing a fire : WTF

Woman accused of killing 3 roommates is arrested after high-speed chase - The Washington Post Alyssa J. Venable, charged with murder in Spotsylvania County, Va., led New York State Police on a high-speed chase about 100 miles from the Canadian border, authorities said.

A transgender man was in mental distress. Police wound up killing him - The Washington Post The parents of Jasper Aaron Lynch, shot by a Fairfax County officer in 2022, recall his years of emotional turmoil and fatal encounter with police in their home.

What killed the glossy news magazines? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Why did Look and Life in particular, and related mass circulation publications like the Saturday Evening Post, go out of business when they did? (Look ceased publication in 1971; Life largely ceased in 1972 although it stumbled through a zombie afterlife as an occasional publication; the Saturday Evening Post shut down in 1969).

ELI5: How come we speak different languages and use different metric systems but the clock is 24 hours a day, and an hour is 60 minutes everywhere around the globe? : explainlikeimfive

Tesla Threatens Customer With $50,000 Fine If He Tries To Sell His Cybertruck That Doesn't Fit In His New Parking Spot : technology
So Many Unsold Teslas Are Piling Up That You Can See Them From Space. Tesla has a glut of nearly 50,000 cars just sitting around in lots so packed, they can be seen from orbit. : technology

What did a significant other say to you that made you immediately leave the relationship? : AskReddit

Guess who's back? How Eminem is storming to the top of the charts again : Music
Eminem's Top Ten Pieces Of Advice For The Kids | Letterman - YouTube

Study uses AI to find out what makes roads safer: places with higher levels of greenery, streetlights, single-lane roads, and sidewalks were associated with fewer fatal car crashes : science

GPT-4 autonomously hacks zero-day security flaws with 53% success rate : technology

Psychology professors often self-censor on controversial topics, study finds : science

Systematic review and meta-analysis finds that ADHD medications(stimulant and non-stimulant) significantly improved the Quality of Life(QoL) of people with ADHD, with stimulants and non-stimulants being equally effective : science

Melatonin often used to help you get shut-eye may actually help you preserve your eyes and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) | This latest study adds more weight to the growing evidence of melatonin's positive impact on age-related eyesight degeneration. : science

A recent study provides evidence that the link between risky behaviors and violence is weaker among the highly religious and those reporting lifetime use of psychedelics. : science

Michael Mosley: body found in search for missing TV doctor : news
Michael Mosley: wife pays tribute after body is found ... appears to have collapsed while walking in intense heat on the Greek island of Symi ... 67

Are clouds entirely made of water? : askscience

Chronic pain can be treated — so why are millions still suffering?
Clinical Research in Pain Management | NIH HEAL Initiative The NIH HEAL Initiative will support new clinical research programs to evaluate innovative therapies for pain management.

Eschaton: All In Your Head - The presumption that long term illnesses - even ones with identifiable causes - are just psychosomatic or fakery has a long history.
Why Is NIH Perpetuating Long COVID Denial? - The American Prospect - Documents obtained by The Sick Times reveal the bastion of the medical establishment squandered a billion dollars on a long COVID study that seems suspiciously designed to fail.

A male birth control gel is one step closer to reality, and that's worth celebrating | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

Women who exhibit a high level of morbid curiosity are more likely to be attracted to men with Dark Triad personality traits | The study provides new insights into how differences in curiosity about dangerous phenomena can influence young women's dating choices. : science

A Researcher's Model Suggests We're Connected to an Anti-Universe -- The bold new idea could offer an alternate explanation for cosmic expansion.

UAH researcher shows, for the first time, gravity can exist without mass, mitigating the need for hypothetical dark matter : science
that dark matter video aged like milk - YouTube - Angela Collier
applied quantum mechanics - YouTube - Angela Collier

A 13-Year-Old Built Archimedes' Mythical Death Ray -- and It May Actually Work

People who have "died" for a few minutes, or who have had a near-death experience, how did it affect your views on religion or life after death? : AskReddit

People who have worked at resorts, what's the most fucked-up thing you've seen? : AskReddit
CA Teacher Allegedly Molested 8 Girls As Young As 6 In Classroom and on Field Trips: Lawsuits : whenwomenrefuse
Climber Charles Barrett Goes to Trial for Sexual Assault in Federal Court in Sacramento
When Women Refuse

What's a thing, either SFW of NSFW, you said you'd never do but ended up doing it and liking it? : AskReddit

What is an industry secret that you know? : AskReddit
What is the worst company you've worked for? : AskReddit

How or when did you know that your person was "your" person? Or not? : AskReddit

What is a thing that's perceived as normal that just makes you mad? : AskReddit

What is the worst thing you have ever done? : AskReddit

Bicyclist dies after being hit by truck in Cambridge - Cambridge Day - bicyclist died after being hit by a truck at around 4:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Auburn and DeWolfe streets, south of Harvard Square in the Riverside neighborhood, according to police.

Google and Microsoft's AI Chatbots Refuse to Say Who Won the 2020 US Election : technology

After brutal critiques, Microsoft Recall will get these major privacy and security changes : technology
Microsoft is changing its Windows Recall feature to be opt-in : Surface

Adobe terms clarified: Will never own your work, or use it to train AI : technology


World hits streak of record temperatures, UN warns of 'climate hell' : worldnews

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are surging "faster than ever' to beyond anything humans ever experienced, officials say : worldnews

ArkeaBio works on cow vaccine to cut methane emissions ... The methane emitted by the world's billion -- s belching cattle has roughly the same impact on the climate as all the passenger vehicles on the planet and four times the impact of all airlines,

SpaceX Starship launches nail-biting Flight 4 test of the world's most powerful rocket (video, photos) : worldnews
SpaceX's Starship survives return to Earth, achieves demo landing on fourth test : worldnews
Starship reentry and landing 6 June 2024 - YouTube

WHO confirms first death in Mexico from bird flu never seen in humans : worldnews

Japan, US, South Korean coast guards hold 1st joint drill off Japan's coast as China concerns rise : worldnews

Korea's GNI beats Japan's for first time ever as yen plummets : worldnews

US to adopt more 'competitive' nuclear weapons strategy after China and Russia spurn US efforts to discuss arms control : worldnews

Putin threatens deployment of missiles to strike British and Western targets : worldnews

'We're not authorizing strikes on Moscow,' Biden says on Ukraine's use of US arms : worldnews

(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: - 1 propagandist Russian propagandist Anton Yehovtsev was reportedly stabbed to death by an unknown person outside Moscow, Russia. He was a frequent guest on Russian federal channels, where he supported the war against Ukraine.” They can run but can't hide. / X

Tajikistan Set To Outlaw Islamic Hijab After Years Of Unofficial Ban : worldnews ... Tajikistan is almost entirely Muslim in practice, but it is a much, much more secular version of the religion. Central Asian Islam is on a whole much different than Islam elsewhere due to a variety of reasons, but a large one being its time in the USSR.

Russian adult content provider forced to entrap gay men online by Dagestan police : worldnews

Ukraine Drone Strike Halts Operations at Russian Oil Refinery : worldnews
(1) Feher_Junior on X: Radio Liberty published satellite images of the results of the attack on the oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk Russia. As in most cases, the impact fell directly on the primary oil processing plant, which is the basis for the functioning of everything else in the enterprise. / X

Yemen's Houthi rebels detain at least 9 UN staffers and others in sudden crackdown, officials say : worldnews
Houthis attack Israel with new missile called the Palestine : worldnews

Iran Escalates Beach Surveillance Deploying 7,000 Police to Enforce Hijab : worldnews

As world urges Hamas to accept latest Gaza proposal, group signals likely rejection : worldnews
CIA assesses Netanyahu likely believes he can avoid making post-war Gaza plan : worldnews

US-built pier in Gaza reconnected after repairs and aid will flow soon, US Central Command says : worldnews

IDF prepares for northern offensive against Hezbollah, general says, awaits Gaza resolution : worldnews
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: IDF reveals identities of October 7 terrorists killed in UN school strike. Hagari announced that the strike was conducted after concrete intelligence showed that terrorists hiding in the school were planning an imminent attack. / X

United Nations to put Israel on blacklist of countries harming children in conflict zones : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #52) : worldnews
Gaza women and children killed less frequently as war toll rises, analysis finds : worldnews
Analysis finds flaws in Hamas data, drop in rate of Gazan women, children killed : worldnews

IDF kills 3 terrorists attemtping to infiltrate Israel from Rafah : worldnews

Hamas kills IDF combat dog in Gaza and rigs its body to kill troops : worldnews

'Close connection between Hamas and Al Jazeera,' court finds : worldnews

D-Day Veteran Shares Emotional Embrace With Zelensky: 'You Bring Tears To My Eyes' : worldnews
Biden apologizes to Ukraine's Zelenskyy for monthslong holdup to weapons that let Russia make gains : worldnews
(1) NEXTA on X: "Ukraine will not agree to territorial concessions for the sake of ending the war - Zelenskyy "Can this war be extinguished on the lines that exist now? No. If someone tries to draw temporary lines on his own, it will only give pause before a new war ... / X

Western allies near deal to fund Ukraine with Russian assets : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 834, Part 1 (Thread #980) : worldnews
/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 835, Part 1 (Thread #981) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of June 7, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. / X

(1) PS01 on X: Russia is increasingly blind in Crimea and drone attacks are increasingly effective! Two radar stations were damaged in a night attack in Crimea, a serviceman was wounded 2 radar stations were slightly damaged as a result of a night drone attack on a military unit / X

Outages shroud Ukraine as Russian strikes on power plants take their toll : worldnews

Photos of released Ukrainian prisoners of war show emaciated bodies in horrifying condition : worldnews

(1) BLYSKAVKA on X: Tank maker KNDS announces establishment of a subsidiary in Ukraine, - Le Figaro. KNDS is one of the major European players in the field of ground weapons. The group produces artillery systems, battle tanks, and CAESAR guns, which France supplies to Kyiv. The subsidiary will produce military equipment and ammunition on Ukrainian territory. / X

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Ukraine is negotiating with Türkiye about the lease of power plant ships. They have powerful ships that produce, for example, 250 MW. We are studying the issue of involving three of them: in Izmail, in Odesa and [port] Pivdennyi, - head of Odesa regional administration / X ... Powershis ...

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Ukrainian attacks to drive Russian forces out of Hlyboke have started. Without going into detail about when, and from which direction, the first signs look good. Drone units are actively working on Russians remnants inside the settlement, jointly working with assault units. / X

(1) Ukrainska Pravda in English on X: NATO plans to share intelligence with Ukraine regarding Russia's electronic warfare capabilities / X

Europe's largest rare earth metal deposits discovered in Norway : worldnews

Polish soldier dies after clash with migrants on Belarus border : worldnews

The right could win big in Europe - thanks to young people

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Hungary is the only country that is opposing the start of talks on Ukraine's accession to the EU, said Ukrainian deputy Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze Earlier, sources said that the EU Commission was planning to begin membership talks with Kyiv in June 2024 / X

(1) UNITED24 Media on X: Former Chancellor Angela Merkel knew of Russia's plans to limit gas supplies to pressure the Nord Stream 2 launch, but concealed this information before stepping down in late 2021, according to Handelsblatt. / X
Merkel withheld information about Russia's intention to blackmail Europe with gas, German outlet reports : worldnews
Germany looking into buying eight additional F-35 jets, source says : worldnews
Chancellor Scholz says Germany will deport serious criminals even to high-risk countries : worldnews
Germany reveals plan for citizens if Russia attacks, following threats by Putin: Subway bunkers, food rationing, compulsory conscription and evacuations : worldnews
Germany set a new renewable power generation record in Q1 : worldnews

France to transfer Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets to Ukraine, Macron announces : worldnews
Biden meets with Zelenskyy in Paris, apologizes for delay in weapons that let Russia make gains : worldnews
Biden to meet Zelenskiy in France with $225 million in military aid : worldnews

Rishi Sunak says sorry for leaving D-day events early to record TV interview : worldnews
Prince Charles accepted a suitcase with 1m euros, report claims - BBC News

Brazil's record-breaking dengue fever outbreak has no end in sight : worldnews ... Brazil has registered a record-breaking 5.5 million cases of dengue fever this year, a mosquito-borne virus that causes high fevers, rashes, and in some cases, death.

Russian warships headed to Caribbean for drills as tensions rise over Ukraine, US officials say : worldnews
Russian warships will arrive in Havana next week, say Cuban officials citing friendly relations : worldnews
Cubans say Russian warships, including nuclear-powered submarine, will arrive in Havana next week : worldnews

Liberals will not release names of Canadian parliamentarians accused of collaborating with hostile foreign states : worldnews

Biden's D-Day Speech Nailed the Threat of Modern Fascism : politics
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Battle of Helms Deep and the art of the battle speech.

Economy added 272,000 jobs in May, soaring past expectations - The Washington Post The unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, ending a historic streak of unemployment below that benchmark.

The Supreme Court's slow-walk on Trump immunity is playing with fire : politics

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted gifts worth millions of dollars over 20 years, analysis finds : politics
Thomas has accepted $4M in gifts during career: Watchdog : politics

"She doesn't belong on the bench": Experts say Cannon's move suggests she's "trying to kill" case : politics
Isolated and inexperienced: A portrait of the judge overseeing Trump's documents case from veterans of her courtroom : politics

Republicans want Hunter Biden's trial to distract from Trump's crimes - but, so far, it's backfiring : politics ... Outside of the rabid conspiracy theory MAGA circles, the social media response has mostly been variations of, to quote one Redditor, "Dear weirdos. no one cares about Hunter Biden. Signed, normal America."
President Joe Biden says he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he's convicted on gun-related charges : politics I wonder if conservatives would have a better opinion of Hunter if he took a $2 billion dollar bribe from the Saudis. They have no problem with everything Jared got away with.
President Joe Biden says he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he's convicted on gun-related charges : politics

Biden baits Trump into a debate trap: Joe Biden brilliantly understands that Trump is a man who is notoriously thin-skinned : politics

House Republicans Unveil New Bill To Put Former Presidents Above The Law | Above state law, anyway. : politics

Trump said Clinton shouldn't run under investigation. Now he's running as a convict : politics

Trump plans to claim sweeping powers to cancel federal spending : politics (and give all the monies to him)

Trump calls for Jan. 6 committee members to be indicted : politics
Trump calls for indictment of Jan. 6 committee members. Hear how one is responding : politics
Officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 booed at Pennsylvania state House : politics

Shameless Liar Trump Gives E. Jean Carroll More Ammo to Sue Him Again : politics

Veterans Unload On 'Draft Dodger' Trump In Scathing New Attack Ad : politics
Pathetic Republican Rep. Mocked for Wearing Undeserved Military Pin : politics
Pathetic Republican Rep. Mocked for Wearing Undeserved Military Pin | The New Republic - Troy Nehls was never supposed to receive a Combat Infantryman Badge in the first place.

Donald Trump in breach of 300,000 pound legal costs ruling after losing UK dossier case against former MI6 spy : politics

AOC says she wouldn't be surprised if Trump 'threw me in jail' if he wins in 2024 : politics
Trump Says Revenge 'Can Be Justified' In Latest Threat To Political Enemies : politics ... Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week, noting that it would be "wrong" to do so, but he would be justified if he did. "And it's asy, because it's Joe Biden and you see all the criminality, all of the money that's going into the family and him.”

11 taken to hospital for heat-related illness at Trump town hall in Phoenix : politics

Former federal prosecutor: 'Appreciable chance' Trump dies in prison if he loses reelection bid : politics

Former Trump aide Steve Bannon ordered to jail by July 1 after bail revoked : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to defund the entire state of New York over the Trump verdict : politics ... 70% of the GDP in America comes from Biden districts. Red districts are far and away the biggest welfare program in America.

Milwaukee-based retail giant Kohl's says No to sponsoring Republican convention events : politics

Elections Matter. Just Look at Wisconsin. | There are now five states in which state prosecutors have brought charges in the fake-electors scheme, and as these prosecutions go forward, it's going to become plain that the fake-electors scheme was a national conspiracy. : politics ... The basic plan was to throw as much shit at the democratic process as possible. To cause confusion and chaos. Get Republican-controlled states that went for Biden to send an "alternate" (really: fake) set of electors to send to Washington and present themselves alongside the real ones

Tommy Tuberville says Putin doesn't want Ukraine: He's got enough land of his own : politics Tommy Tuberville, like many in the GOP, is a Russian asset.

Sen. Ron Johnson's claim he knew nothing about a fake electors plot isn't believable : politics ... On Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson and his staff tried to hand fake electoral certificates to Vice President Mike Pence, but they were rebuffed. Johnson initially claimed he didn't know about the plot, but recent documents - including text messages - show that Johnson and his staff were told explicitly about the plot to deliver the fake electoral votes. (Satan/Russian asset)

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Democratic states are passing laws allowing people to execute babies after birth : politics

Christian families sue for the right to mistreat LGBTQ+ foster children. They claim it's religious discrimination to not let them foster children they say they will refuse to accept. : politics

Is the Washington Post going to be Murdoch'd? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The circumstances behind Sally Buzbee getting pushed out as editor of the Post are…not promising for American journalism:
Beware the Tory takeover of the Washington Post | Press Watch
The Washington Post Dies in Whiteness - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Will Lewis, the white male former Rupert Murdoch henchman and British lord who mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos installed as publisher of the Washington Post a few months back
Fleet Street ethics at the Washington Post - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post's CEO Promised Interview for Squashing Story, NPR Reporter Says - The New York Times David Folkenflik of NPR wrote that the offer, in exchange for agreeing to stop his coverage of a phone hacking scandal, was made "repeatedly - and heatedly."

The Man Who Will Save the World - Lawyers, Guns & Money Elon Musk faces allegations that he illegally sold $7.5 billion worth of equity in Tesla in the fourth quarter of 2022, knowing that the business would disappoint after promising investors an “epic end of year.”

Everything You Need to Know About How the U.S. Power Grid Works The U.S. power grid has completely revolutionized life, but it requires constant care, vigilance, and innovation.
Top 10 World's Largest Excavators

Americans are tipped out. Here's when to tip. - The Washington Post Many Americans have tipping fatigue, with 1 in 3 adults calling the practice "out of control" in a recent survey. But there are good reasons to leave a gratuity.

TIL 40% of HPV related cancers occur in men. : todayilearned
Studies show that men who are less dissatisfied with the size of their penises are more likely to own guns than other men. : science

Drug that 'melts away' tumours hailed as 'gamechanger' for some bowel cancer patients | Bowel cancer : worldnews

What was the scariest "We need to leave ... now" gut feeling that you've ever experienced? [Serious] : AskReddit

All 5 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in Dallas-Fort Worth close : movies

Costco plans to stop selling books year-round: the decision, which will be implemented in January 2025, could significantly impact publishers. : books

Photoshop's new terms of service require users to grant Adobe access to their active projects for "content moderation" and other purposes : technology

A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel's back : technology


UN chief says world is on 'highway to climate hell' as planet endures 12 straight months of unprecedented heat : worldnews
May breaks global temperature record for 12th month in a row : worldnews

UN agency predicts that 1.5-degree Celsius target limit likely to be surpassed by 2028 : worldnews

Assumptions that tropical forest canopies protect from the effects of climate change are unfounded, say researchers : science ... This showed that between 2005 and 2019, most of the world's undisturbed tropical forests experienced climate conditions at least partially outside the range of historic conditions. Many areas had transitioned to almost entirely new temperature averages.

U.S. Electric Bills Could Increase 8% This Summer Amid Rising Temperatures : technology

Study: The EU Emissions Trading System, the world's first and largest carbon market, successfully reduced firms' carbon dioxide emissions by 14-16% with no detectable contractions in economic activity. : science

World's largest solar farm now operational : technology

Scientists find security risk in RISC-V open-source chip architecture that China hopes can help sidestep US sanctions : technology ... The potential security flaw that was discovered, confirmed and reported to the public and open source community by a Chinese research team. In case anyone misread the headline as China hoping to exploit the vulnerability
ELI5: How does singing work in other languages such as Chinese where tone can change the meaning of a word? : explainlikeimfive

Charlie Chaplin's first monologue, against fascism in "The Great Dictator," is sadly as relevant now as it was in 1940. : movies

This week 80 years ago 100,000 Allied soldiers stormed Normandy to free Europe from Facist tyranny. : pics

Putin warns that Russia could provide long-range weapons to others to strike Western targets : worldnews

Moscow police crack down on dissent on Alexey Navalny's birthday : worldnews

TIL: In 2021, the man with the largest family in India died. He had 39 wives, 94 kids, and 33 grandchildren. He was the head of a religious sect and lived in a pink complex with 100 rooms. He once married 10 wives in a year and would have 7-8 by his side at all times. : todayilearned

Gunman captured after shootout outside US Embassy in Lebanon : news

Biden urges Qatar to pressure Hamas in accepting cease-fire proposal : politics
Hamas cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a "clear" commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a senior official from the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday : worldnews
Hamas cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a "vclear" commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a senior official from the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday : worldnews

IDF chief: Israel nearing decision on whether to launch war against Hezbollah : worldnews
IDF strikes Hezbollah targets in five locations in southern Lebanon : worldnews

Breaching status quo, Ben Gvir says it's his policy to let Jews pray on Temple Mount : worldnews

Jerusalem braces for Israeli nationalist flag march through Muslim Quarter : worldnews
Thousands of Israelis march through Jerusalem, some attacking Palestinians : news

Exclusive: Former Meta engineer sues company saying he was fired over handling of Gaza content : technology

Ukraine Regains Ground in Kharkiv as Dozens of Russian Troops 'Surrender' : worldnews

Moscow ready to strike French military trainers in Ukraine : worldnews
French military instructors in Ukraine would be a 'legitimate target' and may already be active, says Russia : worldnews

Ukraine identifies over 2,000 victims of torture in Russian captivity : worldnews

US Embassy in Ukraine: Men with dual citizenship will no longer be able to leave the country : worldnews

Officials accused of trying to sabotage Interpol's Red Notice system to tip off international fugitives : worldnews

After Belgium, Austria supports the suspension of Hungarian voting rights - Daily News Hungary : worldnews

Spain's Ramallah embassy plan stalls as diplomats unwilling to relocate : worldnews

Quarter in UK believe Covid was a hoax, poll on conspiracy theories finds | Social trends | The Guardian : worldnews

Two London hospital trusts have been forced to cancel all non-emergency operations and blood tests following a major cyberattack : technology
Queen Elizabeth lookalike and actress Jeanette Charles dies aged 96 - LBC

New poll finds Europeans think America will leave them out to dry : politics

DARPA and Slingshot build system to detect wolf in sheep's clothing adversary satellites : technology

Seriously if Fauci had been this diabolical, he would have done a better job of elimination of the GOP : PoliticalHumor
Comer says he likes the idea of Fauci being arrested over COVID protocols : politics

No. 2 Senate Democrat: I would not have invited Netanyahu to address Congress : politics ... Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2-ranking Senate Democratic leader, on Tuesday said he would not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress.
Israel organised disinfo campaign for US support on Gaza war : technology

White House insists solution for frozen Russian assets must be done with other countries : worldnews

ACLU will sue Biden administration over border executive order : politics

Alarming Report Warns Of Greatest Threat To American Democracy You've Never Heard Of : politics ... A growing Christian supremacist movement that labels its perceived enemies as "demonic" and enjoys close ties to major Republican figures according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Supreme Court remains the linchpin of Trumpworld's push for power : politics

Politically Motivated Domestic Terrorists Disrupting the Democratic Process : pics
Project 2025's Guide to Subverting Democracy : politics

"I didn't say 'lock her up'" claims former President and convicted felon Whiney McTinyhands. But the internet, like Pepperidge Farms, remembers. Even as President, he angrily refused to understand that. Case in point, this: : PoliticalHumor

Trump says it's "very possible" that Biden and other political rivals will have to be jailed - Trump said that his own conviction was a "terrible precedent," claiming falsely that Biden was behind it all : politics

Judge Reshuffles Hearings in Trump Documents Case : politics

Mike Johnson's Insane New Defense of Trump Shows Deep MAGA Desperation : politics

GOP plans aggressive 'weaponization' investigations in wake of Trump conviction : politics

Trump threatens to jail Hillary Clinton as revenge for hush money verdict - In an interview with the conservative outlet Newsmax, Trump seemed to float the possibility of imprisoning his political opponents if he becomes president again. : politics
Opinion | It's Crazy to Think Trump Wants to Be a Felon - The New York Times By Jamelle Bouie - The myth of Donald Trump is that he is immune to scandal - that there's nothing he could say or do that would undermine his political prospects. In this rendering of the Trump dynamic, his shamelessness helps him glide past controversy, and the unshakable devotion of his base keeps him afloat through the worst of storms.
The Truth of Trump Is Very Far From the Myth : politics

New poll finds nearly half of Americans think Trump should end campaign after conviction : politics

RFK Jr. swings edge to Biden in key battleground states: Poll : politics

NYPD preparing to revoke Donald Trump's license to carry a gun after felony conviction in New York : politics

Andy Kim wins Democratic primary in race for Bob Menendez's Senate seat : politics

Prosecutor asks Texas court to reverse governor's pardon of man who fatally shot demonstrator : news

Colorado officials reach $8.5 million settlement with woman who was left handcuffed in a police car that was hit by a train : news

Florida becomes first state in the U.S. to allow C-sections outside of hospitals : politics

Conservative attacks on birth control could threaten access : politics

Rapco, Inc. in Hartland, Wisconsin, which had a $300k PPP Loan forgiven : pics

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that voting is not a fundamental right. What's next for voters? : politics

"How dare you?": Trump surrogate ripped for claiming life was better for Black people under Jim Crow : politics

Congressional Black Caucus condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's rant about George Floyd : politics

How a dose of MDMA transformed a white supremacist : science

Boeing Starliner: First crewed launch is headed for International Space Station : worldnews
Boeing hit with $72 mln verdict in EV aircraft trade secrets case : technology

Broadband providers file lawsuits against FCC to crush net neutrality rules | The FCC voted in April to reinstate net neutrality in the US : technology

The early history of modern drag, from police raids to pop culture Today's drag queens trace their roots back to clandestine balls hosted by Black performers in the late 19th century.

The Woman Who Helped Build the Christian Right | TIME - Beverly LaHaye, President of Concerned Women for America

Marvin Heemeyer's "Killdozer" from his 2004 rampage through Granby Colorado. 20 years ago today. : pics

Why Counterfeit Ozempic Is a Global-Growth Industry | Vanity Fair The semaglutide weight-loss miracle has a dark side: As desperate patients contend with shortages and sky-high prices, a world of criminals and con artists are filling the void with life-threatening fakes. Katherine Eban investigates our alarmingly active pharmaceutical underground.

Online news consumers tend to click on simpler headlines that use more common words and more readable writing, a new study finds. Average readers paid more attention to simpler headlines and processed them more deeply – unlike journalists, who paid just as much attention to complex headlines. : science
A new study finds that certain personality traits might make you exaggerate - or underestimate - how much political news you consume : science - notably, openness is positively associated with self-reported online news consumption, but this relationship does not hold in the webtracking data. Instead, when using behavioral measures, neuroticism is a better predictor of political news consumption - an association not observed in the self-reported data.

Parents are less likely to drink alcohol than non-parents, but are just as likely to smoke, new study finds. No differences in mental and physical health are found, and also no differences by sexual orientation. : science

A recent randomized controlled trial finds circumcised men are less likely to get HIV infection : science

Extensive gaming shows no harm to adult psychological well-being: New study suggests that there is no significant overall impact, either positive or negative, of video game playtime on the mental well-being of adult gamers. : science
Man sentenced to 40 years to life for killing mother after argument over video game volume : news

Diamond industry in trouble as lab-grown gemstones tank prices further : technology

ELI5: Why does switching doors in the Monty Hall Problem increase odds: 2 doors, 50-50 : explainlikeimfive

TIL Latin and Irish have no words for "yes" or "no" : todayilearned

New research suggests that trypophobia, often described as the fear of clusters of small holes, may not just be a viral internet sensation but rather a genuine psychological condition | Findings suggest around 1 in 10 people being affected. : science

Patients with a common heart rhythm disorder are at risk of vascular dementia. There was a 17% increased risk of developing dementia due to any cause, and a 68% higher chance of vascular dementia in patients with AF. More patients with AF also died during their follow-up (44% higher risk). : science ... Atrial fibrillation (AF) - an irregular heartbeat - is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.4 million people in the UK.

High-salt diets might raise eczema risk: researchers found that as daily salt intake rose, so did the odds for the skin disorder eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis : science

The Catholic Church played a key role in the eradication of Muslim and Jewish communities in Western Europe over the period 1064–1526. The Church dehumanized non-Christians and pressured European rulers to deport, forcibly convert or massacre them. : science

A strange intermittent radio signal from space has astronomers puzzled. The signal looks like those from pulsars, but arrives every 54 minutes - far longer than pulsar time scales : science

What is the craziest crime that happened near your place? : AskReddit

How to Find Hidden Cameras in an Airbnb, According to a Security Expert We bugged a house with hidden cameras so a security consultant could demonstrate the telltale signs you're being watched at a rental property.

A recent study reported that children with pronounced autistic traits tend to show lower levels of creativity overall. However, children with high attention to detail, a specific autistic trait, demonstrated better creativity. : science

ELI5: why does gold have so much value now that it's not propping any currencies? : explainlikeimfive

ELi5: Why do you need to wait 10 seconds to power cycle certain electronics? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that in 1965, a fire broke out in a Titan II ICBM silo, killing 53 workers. In 1980, this same missile exploded while in its new silo, blowing the 740 ton silo door off and ejecting the missle and its 9 megaton nuclear warhead : todayilearned
TIL in 1958 a military plane accidentally dropped an Atom Bomb on a farm near Florence, South Carolina. The nuclear reaction didn't occur, but there was still enough explosive to create a 25 foot crater! : todayilearned

Murder in the Red Barn: The Crime Solved by a Dream t seemed like a work of fiction, but the Red Barn murder was very real.

ELI5 how do bird's eggs retain enough heat to survive when their parents are not actively sitting on them? : explainlikeimfive

Study with mice finds that an ion transporter protein that regulates the pH of specific brain cells can repair blood-brain barrier and restore normal brain function after ischemic stroke, revealing novel and specific therapeutic targets for which no targeted treatments exist currently. : science

First human head transplant could be achieved by 2030, veteran NHS neurosurgeon claims | The Independent : technology

Women perform better in cognitive tests when menstruating, study finds | Surprising results in tests could change assumptions about female athletes' abilities during their period, says author : science

Marilyn Monroe embracing some children at a parade : pics

Professional rock climber sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault at Yosemite National Park : news

What is something most people don't know can kill someone in a few seconds? : AskReddit

Researchers develop a model that uses mathematical psychology to help computers interpret and understand human emotions. This model adapts the computers behaviour to guide irritated or anxious users in different ways; offering a glimpse into a future where computers are empathetic partners. : science

Palaeontologists has unearthed the fossil remains of a pterodactyloid pterosaur with an estimated wingspan of at least 3 m (10 ft), representing one of the largest known examples of a Jurassic pterosaur, and one of the first pterodactyloids to be reported from the Jurassic of the United Kingdom. : science

What is a movie you used to think was amazing and now is just cringe? : AskReddit

How did you meet your significant other? : AskReddit

What is the worst decision you have ever made and why? : AskReddit

China Mieville Writes a Secret Novel With the Internet's Boyfriend: After nearly a decade of silence, the beloved sci-fi author opens up about loss, love, and a collaboration with Keanu Reeves. : books

Super Glue Strength Test -- How to Use Super Glue

Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound Bob Moog may have blazed the trail in 1964 with his modular synthesizer, but Dave Smith made the machine an instrument.

What's the craziest superstition in your culture? : AskReddit

What's your biggest goal in life? : AskReddit
What's something you think everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime? : AskReddit
What is the biggest thing that worries you right now? : AskReddit

Illenium Says He'll Replace AI Poster Art After Image Is Roasted Online | My mgmt ended up using the ai art because they're stupid and have no taste : Music

How to disable Windows Recall : technology
Analysts join the call for Microsoft to recall Recall : technology
A bunch of Windows Recall clones have already spawned : technology

This Hacker Tool Extracts All the Data Collected by Windows' New Recall AI : Surface
Employees Say OpenAI and Google DeepMind Are Hiding Dangers from the Public : technology

AT&T customers facing nationwide issue impacting their ability to call non-AT&T users : news


Nasa told 'act now' to tackle pathogens in space: A new report from the US Bipartisan Commission on Biosecurity has urged governments worldwide to "act now to address the biological threats emerging at the intersection of space exploration and infectious disease." : science

Putin reportedly wears bulletproof vest at public events amid unprecedented security : worldnews

Hypersonic paranoia. As treason cases at the highest level of Russian science pile up, is Kremlin-sanctioned spy mania out of control? — Novaya Gazeta Europe : worldnews

Election (results) of the Day: India - Lawyers, Guns & Money The outcome was a surprising setback for Mr. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, which exit polls had suggested would again win an outright majority on its own. The B.J.P. was still set to win a plurality of parliamentary seats.

Whistleblower accuses US of ignoring evidence Standard Chartered Bank served suspicious Iranian clients : worldnews

Activist Arrested After Comment on Khamenei's Post, Whereabouts Unknown : worldnews

Iranian Security Detains Writer Blogger for a Dot : worldnews

US tries to sell Gaza cease-fire plan to Hamas and Israel
US: Roadblock to Gaza ceasefire is Hamas, not Israel : worldnews

Biden says 'every reason' to believe Netanyahu is prolonging war for political gain : worldnews ... Biden was asked whether Netanyahu was prolonging the war, and he said: "I'm not going to comment on that. There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion," Biden said, adding that before the war, Netanyahu was facing blowback for wanting an overhaul of the nation's judicial system. "Every reason" for people to draw that conclusion just means that it's understandable for people to think that.

Why a high number of Israeli soldiers in Gaza have died by friendly fire or accidents : NPR

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 833, Part 1 (Thread #979) : worldnews

Russia loses 1,290 soldiers and 65 artillery systems over past day : worldnews

Ukraine sent special forces to Syria to attack Russians there, revealing a new front to the war: report : worldnews ... Geez, how many foreign militaries are operating in Syria at the moment? ... All of them

Swarms of Ukrainian Kamikaze Drones Stop Russian Offensive in Kharkiv Region : worldnews

CNN: Russians are increasingly raping Ukrainian men on occupied territories : worldnews

[NY Times] 46 Children Were Taken From Ukraine. Many Are Up for Adoption in Russia. (Gift Article) : worldnews

TIL: Irish is an "endangered language" with less than 80,000 native speakers left : todayilearned

'It doesn't make any sense': new twist in mystery of Mount Everest and the British explorers' missing bodies | Mount Everest | The Guardian

Poverty in Argentina climbed to 55.5% in first quarter, according to UCA : worldnews

Canadian government won't commit to releasing names of MPs who allegedly conspired with foreign actors - Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Liberals will conduct an internal followup on meddling claims : worldnews

Deepfake of U.S. Official Appears After Shift on Ukraine Attacks in Russia | A manufactured video fabricated comments by the State Department spokesman, Matthew Miller. : technology
Deepfake of U.S. official appears after shift on Ukraine attacks in Russia | The Seattle Times

House votes on sanctions for top war crimes court after it sought Netanyahu arrest warrant : worldnews

Displaying Photos of Kids Starved by Israel, Sanders Explains Boycott of Netanyahu Speech : politics

Columbia Law Review Board Nukes Website Over Palestine Article

Joe Biden suddenly leads Donald Trump in multiple battleground states : politics

US Senate to vote on bill to recognize legal right to contraception : politics

Biden on foreign election meddling: 'All the bad guys are rooting for Trump' : politics

Biden signs executive order shutting down southern border : politics

The Fauci hearing mattered, but not for the reason the GOP hoped : politics

Discussion Thread: Attorney General Garland Testifies Before the House Judiciary Committee and FBI Director Wray Testifies Before the Senate Appropriations Committee : politics

One in Five Republicans Happy Donald Trump Has Been Found Guilty : politics

Trump Threatens To Sue ProPublica For Reporting On Payouts To Witnesses In His Various Cases : politics

(1) Roy Edroso on X: This is amazingly cruel and stupid, even for him. / X
(1) Ron Filipkowski on X: Convicted Felon Trump says his good friend Putin will release WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich as soon as Trump wins the election, but he won't do it if Biden wins./ X

Michael Cohen's wife and children doxxed after Trump trial verdict with phone numbers and addresses leaked online : politics
Michael Cohen warns Trump will become "more unhinged" before sentencing : politics

Eric Swalwell Swiftly Exposes GOP Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Treatment : politics
Democrat goes viral for unrelenting blast against republican "cult" : politics
"You might be in a cult!" - YouTube

Buck on leaving Congress: More to life than 'arguing about nothing and telling lies' : politics

After 1,000 complaints in one week, court no longer accepting 'orchestrated' complaints about judge in Trump's Florida case : politics
Judge Cannon expands hearing on Trump's request to declare special counsel's appointment invalid : politics

The "why are Democrats creating a precedent that will allow Republicans to do what they've already done and will continue to try irrespective of what Democrats do" fallacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michelle Goldberg points out the most obvious problem with the assertion that prosecuting lifelong criminal Donald Trump for some of his crimes will create a BAD PRECEDENT that will boomerang on Democrats:

Former Trump lawyer says it's 'ridiculous' to say Biden was involved in hush money prosecution : politics

Juror says someone left her bag with $120,000 cash and promise of more if she'll acquit : news (not Trump related)

Donald Trump Suffers Huge Vote Against Him In New Mexico Primary : politics

Did Bill Clinton commit perjury or engage in sexual harassment in re Paula Jones? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Zelig of Fuckery - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Erik Prince. He introduced Prince to the audience as "the Zelig of Fuckery." This is great and I will never forget it ... Speaking of this, his private What' sApp group for his group of far-right lunatics got leaked to the public. It's ... special.

New ad hits North Carolina Republican Mark Robinson for anti-abortion comments that women didn't keep their 'skirt down' : politics

Residents unite to thwart Ron DeSantis's attempt to stop rainbow bridge lighting. "If this is about freedom, let's go exercise our freedom," one organizer said. : politics

Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado set to plead guilty to wire fraud - The Washington Post Ruby Corado is accused of diverting $150,000 in federal pandemic relief from her LGBTQ nonprofit to her own accounts in El Salvador and fleeing D.C. in 2022.

Cultural Changes at Interior - Lawyers, Guns & Money Traditionally, the Department of Interior, which manages the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the public lands in the West where tribes have historical treaty claims, has not been great for Native Americans. That's especially true under Republicans, but even for recent Democrats there was a lot more emphasis on traditional environmental protection than centering tribal needs

Kennedy's assassination and funeral: How America mourned JFK - The Washington Post

Remote tribe hooked on porn after finally getting internet : worldnews

Tipping Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money I think most of us can agree that tipping culture is out of control. First, workers should simply be paid wages. Tips are bullshit, forcing subservience.

Trader Joe's top 10 items of all time: from fish, spreads to snacks - Your opinions might differ, and we'd love to hear them. (Tell us in the comments.) ... 1) non-pasteurized orange juice. closest thing to squeezing an orange

In small towns, bookstores are thriving : books - (

What stereotypes you have confirmed are absolutely false? : AskReddit

Nearly One-Third of U.S. Adults Know Someone Who's Died of Drug Overdose. Over one million Americans have died from drug overdoses since the late 1990s, including more than 100,000 per year in the last few years : science

Save Your Skin: How You Shower Matters More Than When, Dermatologists Say

'Enormous potential': weight-loss drugs cut cancer risk by a fifth, research shows : worldnews

Tulsa's Black Wall Street could soon become a national monument - The Washington Post More than a century after it was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the historic Greenwood neighborhood would become a national monument.

An Indestructible New Alloy Is Defying the Limits of Metal The material might just revolutionize modern manufacturing.

The Cuckoo Is Remarkably Evolving to Outsmart Its Host Species

A new study found that individuals with more children and better relationship quality tended to perceive life as more meaningful. The strength of the association between life meaning and relationship quality was stronger in men than in women. : science ... Frontiersin is included in Jeffrey Beall list of potential, possible, or probable predatory publishers


Misheard lyrics you refuse to sing correctly? : Music
Top of the Charts: The Songs the Sound Engineers Use to Tune Your Stereo

Liberals and Conservatives Watch Wildly Different TV Shows – but These 5 Bring Everyone Together

Dockcase Studio: Smart USB-C Hub 8-in-1 by Dockcase — Kickstarter
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A heat dome will send temperatures into the triple-digits across the West as fires burn. : news

Singapore Science Centre cancels talk discussing differences between sex and gender following public outcry : worldnews

S.Korea's Yoon says potentially massive oil, gas reserve could be buried off Pohang | Yonhap News Agency : worldnews

Taiwan's military to stage live-fire drills aimed at PLA (China Military) attack from the sea : worldnews

China maintains stance on disputed Gulf islands despite Iran's anger : worldnews
Chinese general accuses US of creating 'Asian NATO' : worldnews
China denies pressuring other countries over Ukraine peace summit : worldnews
China's Tiananmen Square Massacre - Album on Imgur
China accused of suppressing Tiananmen commemorations - The communist nation is seeking to erase the memory of mass killings 35 years ago on June 4, alleges HRW : worldnews
Today marks the 35th year after the Tiananmensquare massacre : pics

Russia warns US against fatal miscalculation in Ukraine : worldnews

(1) NEXTA on X: Financial Times: China demands that Russia sell gas to it at "domestic" prices Russia's attempts to strike a major gas pipeline deal with China have stalled. China has asked for a price close to heavily subsidized Russian domestic prices and is committed to buying only a small fraction of the pipeline's planned annual capacity / X

US-Made M270 and HIMARS Hammer Targets Inside Russia, First Cross-Border Strikes Since Biden Green Light : worldnews
Ukrainian HIMARS Attack Strikes Russian Plant: Reports : worldnews
Wives and mothers of mobilised Russian soldiers protest outside Defence Ministry : worldnews

Moscow warns of escalation after Ukraine told it can hit Russia : worldnews

Modi Poised to Lose India Majority, Need Allies to Keep Power : worldnews
India hands PM Modi a surprising setback, with his majority set to shrink in the world's largest election and the opposition performing better than expected : worldnews
At least 33 Indian polling staff died on the last day of voting from heatstroke in just one state, a top election official said Sunday, after scorching temperatures gripped swathes of the country : worldnews
[Reuters] Indian heatwave kills dozens over summer, media says nearly 25,000 fall ill : worldnews

Pakistan's Imran Khan acquitted of leaking state secrets - DW - 06/03/2024 - The former prime minister is no longer considered guilty of treason, but will remain in prison over a conviction relating to his marriage. His supporters claim the cases against him are politically motivated.
Pakistan's Imran Khan acquitted of leaking state secrets : worldnews
Pakistan Army Promotes First Christian Woman to Brigadier General : worldnews
TIL Pakistan has the highest rate of diabetes in the world, with almost one-third of the adult population affected : todayilearned

Russia Said to Seek Takeover of France's Uranium Assets in Niger : worldnews

Turkish Exports to Israel Plunge 99% After Trade Halted Over War : worldnews

Saudi Arabia removes Palestine from school textbook maps: Report : worldnews

'Iran Aims To Sacrifice Our Blood': Palestine President Abbas Slams Ayatollah Khamenei For Praising Oct 7 Attacks : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis training to invade Israel, but need a way to get there - report : worldnews

Iran Executes 67 in May, Targeting Ethnic Minorities and Juveniles : worldnews

IDF announce deaths of four hostages in Hamas captivity : worldnews
Hamas and PIJ release hostage videos to pressure Israeli government to end Gaza War : worldnews
Israel says more than a third of Gaza hostages are dead : worldnews
Israel says about 80 hostages left alive in Gaza : worldnews

Rafah border crossing can't reopen unless Israeli forces quit Gaza side, Egypt says : worldnews

Palestine requests to join genocide case filed by South Africa against Israel at ICJ : worldnews

Two far-right Israeli ministers threaten to topple the government if it accepts Biden peace plan : worldnews

Hezbollah burns 2,500 acres of land in northern Israel: 'It will take years to recover' : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 831, Part 1 (Thread #977) : worldnews

(1) Roman Sheremeta on X: The russian attack on Kharkiv was a huge strategic failure. Most likely, russians were trying to scatter Ukrainian defenses, but it backfired big time. First, the russian gains were marginal and Ukrainian forces will be able to retake the lost positions. 1/n / X
(1) Roman Sheremeta on X: 3/ Third, Ukraine has now receive a permission to strike russian territory with western weapons. And this will have lasting consequences on the entire war. Putin remains the greatest strategist of our time. / X

The Russian S-400 air defense system was hit by the Ukrainian troops in the Belgorod Oblast : worldnews

Netherlands allows Ukraine to strike Russian territory with its F-16s : worldnews

Russia knows Putin's Crimea bridge is doomed, Ukrainian official says : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Ukraine's power grid is in critical condition, with 70% lost due to Russian strikes $12.5B in damages caused daily blackouts and energy price hike for Ukrainians. Energy Support Fund only received $434M in aid, falling far short of what's needed / X

Russia ramps up disinformation campaigns ahead of European elections | Semafor Insights from ProPublica, the Financial Times, and the Wilson Center
Russia ramps up disinformation campaigns ahead of European elections : worldnews

TikTok fails disinformation test before EU vote, study shows : worldnews

Poland announces plans for euro 700m "cybershield" amid cyberwar with Russia : worldnews

Finnish police use classical music to prevent young people from partying on beach : worldnews

Poland has arrested 18 people on allegations of planning hostile acts on behalf of Russia, Belarus : worldnews

Man throws Molotov cocktail at Israeli embassy in Romania : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Belgium, current holder of the rotating Council of the EU presidency, urging EU governments to consider moving ahead with the procedure to deprive Hungary of voting rights - Politico - Belgian Foreign Minister advocated advancing the EU's Article 7 censure procedure ... Belgian Foreign Minister advocated advancing the EU's Article 7 censure procedure / X
Belgium presses EU members to activate article 7 against Hungary : worldnews
Cross the World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge: soon open for everyone - Hungary : worldnews

Missing Cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova's links to Bulgaria underworld : worldnews

Italy likely to send second air defence system to Ukraine, source says : worldnews

In the first five months of 2024, 87% of the electricity consumed in Portugal was green : worldnews

France: Russia link suspected in Eiffel Tower coffin mystery : worldnews
Russian interference suspected after coffins draped with tricolour placed at Eiffel Tower : worldnews

President Milei's devotion to Judaism, Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond | AP News : worldnews ... As an Argentinian that has a very catholic social circle, I've never heard anyone complain about Milei following Judaism

Devastating Brazil floods made twice as likely by burning of fossil fuels and trees | Brazil : worldnews
A Brazilian city restores its mangroves to protect against climate change : worldnews

Claudia Sheinbaum elected Mexico's first female President : worldnews

Trudeau government's slow response to foreign interference 'a serious failure,' committee finds : worldnews
Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness : worldnews
Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness | Canada | The Guardian Michael Coulthart's claims emerge after New Brunswick closes its inquiry into disease affecting more than 200 people
Some Canadian MPs provided confidential information to Indian officials : Foreign interference report - A cross-party committee of parliamentarians also found India has supplanted Russia as the second-largest perpetrator of foreign interference in Canada, trailing only China. : worldnews

Joe Biden retakes the lead over Trump in national polling average : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene screams that Fauci should be jailed for his 'repulsive evil science' in wild Covid hearing : politics
Anthony Fauci Gets Death Threats After Marjorie Taylor Greene's Remarks : politics
Republican Chairman Reprimands MTG Over Bonkers Fight With Dr. Fauci : politics
(1) Acyn on X: Malliotakis: How much have you received in royalties from pharmaceutical companies since the pandemic began? Fauci: Zero. / X
(1) SnarkyLibruhl 2.0 on X: "@Acyn Malliotakis has taken more money from pharma than Fauci. Of course. / X
Republicans Want To Blast Anthony Fauci. Again. - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Treacherous ancestry - by Philipp Markolin, PhD ... Scientists worldwide vehemently disagree. The emerging scientific consensus among domain experts is that SARS-CoV-2 is a natural virus that entered humanity via zoonotic spillover (more importantly, there is a consensus stemming from the body of evidence that is entirely unequivocal).
Philipp Markolin, PhD: Important facts SARS-CoV-2 is a natural virus that has nothing to do with gain-of-function research. While a complex topic, there is zero scientific doubt behind this today --> Full story: Here are 5 key highlights why we know this: 1/ — Bluesky
The Lab-Leak Hypothesis Made It Harder for Scientists to Seek the Truth | Scientific American - Virus origin stories have always been prone to conspiracy theories. COVID disinformation has threatened research—and lives

Racial resentment fueled Jan. 6 rebellion and opposition to House probe, scholars find : politics

The Corporate Power Brokers Behind AIPAC's War on the Squad : politics

The Most Ridiculous, Right-Wing Supreme Court That Dark Money Could Buy - The high court's conservative supermajority is in your body, helping elect Trump, and in-your-face corrupt. No one is going to stop them : politics
Supreme Court Fake Math - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How to Think About Judicial Behavior - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Judge blocks key defense evidence and witness on eve of Hunter Biden gun trial | CNN Politics : news

More Than 18.8 Million Watched Donald Trump Hush Money Trial Verdict; Fox News Topped Coverage, MSNBC Led In Primetime : television

Trump's Worst Crimes Remain Unpunished : politics
How Trump's deny-everything strategy could hurt him at sentencing : politics

Multiple Trump Witnesses Have Received Significant Financial Benefits From His Businesses, Campaign : politics ... Trump's attorney, David Warrington, sent ProPublica a cease-and-desist letter demanding this article not be published.
Bombshell Report Reveals Team Trump Is Rewarding Key Trial Witnesses : politics
Report: Donald Trump has spent millions in possible witness tampering : politics
Testimony for money opportunity is knockin' - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Says Supreme Court Should Bail Him Out of Criminal Conviction : politics
Judge Cannon Falls for Trump's Most Nefarious Lie Yet : politics
Aileen Cannon playing "dangerous game" In Donald Trump trial: attorney : politics

One in Three Republicans Now Think Donald Trump Was Wrong Candidate Choice : politics

Letter | 'Convicted felon' will now precede Trump's name : politics
Donald Trump Is a Convicted Felon. Democrats Must Shout It From the Rooftops. : politics

It Seems Fox News Edited Trump Interview to Help Him Sound Normal : politics

Maxine Waters calls for Trump supporters to be investigated: 'Domestic terrorists' : politics

Ohio's Republican governor signs measure ensuring Biden appears on the fall ballot : politics

Georgia court tentatively sets Donald Trump's appeal hearing on Fani Willis for October : politics

Laura Ingraham says Democrats could use reaction to Trump conviction to "maybe even declare martial law" | Media Matters for America

MAGA Representative's Kid Trolls His Entire Speech Whining About Trump : politics

Lauren Boebert absent from debate as rivals take shots : politics

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues prominent psychiatrist for making her 'sex slave' : news ... In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the plaintiff, using a pseudonym Jane Doe 11, said Henry Jarecki raped her repeatedly starting in 2011, after Epstein referred her for mental health treatment following his own sexual abuses.

Texas professors sue to fail students who seek abortions: Men are using abortion bans to control and abuse women in their lives for "consensual sexual intercourse" : politics - Texas has swiftly turned into a case study in how abortion bans aren't really about "life" at all, but about giving abusive misogynists a whole new set of tools to use in controlling women.

Kevin McCarthy Wants Matt Gaetz 'Convicted' Over 'Underage Women' : politics

Tesla CEO accused of insider trading, selling $7.5 billion of stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low : technology

Sandy Hook families ask bankruptcy judge to liquidate Alex Jones' media company : news

Study finds people of color disproportionately dropped from Medicaid. Research team find process issues were twice as likely to impact Black, Hispanic people—highlighting health inequities, system improvement needs : science

Further thoughts on housing affordability and the psychology of inflation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Lady Gaga Reveals She Had COVID for 5 Shows at Chromatica Ball Premiere : Music

Effects of moderate alcohol consumption and hypobaric hypoxia: implications for passengers' sleep, oxygen saturation and heart rate on long-haul flights : science

What is the worst pain you have ever felt? : AskReddit

TIL that persistent, long term cannabis use can lead to CHS, one of the symptoms of which is "scromiting." : todayilearned

Consumption of Olive Oil and Diet Quality and Risk of Dementia-Related Death : science

AI saving humans from the emotional toll of monitoring hate speech: New machine-learning method that detects hate speech on social media platforms with 88% accuracy, saving employees from hundreds of hours of emotionally damaging work, trained on 8,266 Reddit discussions from 850 communities. : science

Abandoned baby Elsa is third newborn deserted by same parents : news

What's the most unexpected thing you've ever learned about yourself? : AskReddit

XGO-Rider, World's First Desktop Wheel-Legged Robot with AI by XGO-Mini - Kickstarter

Windows feature that screenshots everything labeled a security "disaster" : technology

What's the male equivalent to "Chick lit"? : books

In a study with mice, researchers find brain-mapping tool BARseq is capable of mapping millions of neurons throughout the brain. Understanding connections between different brain areas could pave the way to better treatment strategies for conditions like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and depression. : science

TIL Your brain alone burns 400-500 calories each day : todayilearned

TIL that people who develop hearing problems during mid-life (aged 40–65) have an increased risk of developing dementia : todayilearned

Who is someone that is generally considered a great person but actually a monster? : AskReddit

Boston Attorney Gary Zerola set to go on trial for the Fourth time on Monday June 3, 2024. Not a single news agency is reporting on it so far. : boston


'Devil comet' is about to make its closest approach of Earth : worldnews

No need for countries to issue new oil, gas or coal licences, study finds : worldnews ... The US reached peak carbon back in 2007. This year (2024) is projected to have 96% of all new energy installations be clean. The IEA is setting an aspirational prediction that the world could hit peak oil demand as early as 2029.

UNICEF launches GeoSight to revolutionize humanitarian aid response in Somalia : worldnews

Poachers have killed 1/3 of all remaining critically endangered Javan rhinos, Indonesian police say : worldnews

Ukraine's Zelenskyy arrives in Singapore to speak at Shangri-La Dialogue on Sunday : worldnews
Zelensky's sweatshirt is more than just casual wear – it's a political statement

Jail time for those caught distributing deepfake porn under new Australian laws : worldnews

South Korea vows 'unbearable' retaliation against North Korea over its launch of trash balloons : worldnews

North Korea says it will stop sending trash-filled balloons after South Korea's outcry

Chinese spacecraft lands on far side of moon - CBS News

Russia loses record number of soldiers in May : worldnews - 38,940. Saved you a click ... That is more soldiers in 1 month than we lost in the entire Korean War ... The Russian death toll is still insane. France's recent estimates put it at 150,000 which is more than all American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand deaths combined in all wars/conflicts since WWII ended.

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: "In the Lukoil refinery of Ukhta, Komi Republic, Russia, an explosion occurred. Local media reports that two people died. The refinery is in the far north, around 1,700km from the Ukrainian border. No air alert was reported, nor any UAVs seen, increasing the likelihood of / X an accident or sabotage.

Russia's Radioactive Submarines Remain a Toxic Arctic Threat. Between just two of the scuttled nuclear submarines, they contain 1 million curies of radiation, or about a quarter of that released in the first month of the Fukushima disaster. : worldnews

Modi eyes 'super majority' amid fears he will change India's constitution : worldnews

Year's fourth polio case reported in Pakistan : worldnews

America is next: South African minister says countries aiding Israel liable for ICC prosecution : worldnews

(1) President Biden on X: Israel has now offered a roadmap to an enduring ceasefire – and the release of all the hostages. Yesterday, this proposal was transmitted by Qatar to Hamas. Today, I want to lay out its terms for the world. / X

Israel assessing alternatives to Hamas rule in Gaza, defence minister says : worldnews

(1) ToI ALERTS on X: Live update: Leaders of UAE, Qatar discuss Biden-announced proposal for hostage-ceasefire deal / X
Biden's Gaza plan 'not a good deal' but Israel accepts it, Netanyahu aide says : worldnews
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Israel accepts a tentative ceasefire deal laid out by Biden that calls for the release of all the hostages held by Hamas, an aide to Netanyahu confirmed. According to Netanyahu's chief foreign policy advisor, there are still details to work out. / X
Israel shelved its original plan for Rafah due to American pressure : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #52) : worldnews

Maldives will ban Israelis from entering the country over the war in Gaza : worldnews

Zelenskyy urges top defense officials to attend upcoming summit on ending Russia's war on Ukraine : worldnews
Stoltenberg -- 40 billion annually needed for Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 830, Part 1 (Thread #976) : worldnews

(1) Jay in Kyiv on X: "The fact that Russians are now sending infantry into battle in these sweet DIY meat buckets is probably the best illustration as to the catastrophic level of Russian armor depletion. It's just ... / X

(1) Special Kherson Cat on X: Disadvantages of transporting infantry on top of armored vehicles rather than inside / X
(1) Samuel Bendett on X: "Another video of Russia's "Dolphin" logistics and evac remote-controlled UGV that was initially unveiled in December 2023. / X
(1) OSINTtechnical on X: More air-to-air drone combat high over southern Ukraine, seen here, a Ukrainian FPV munition successfully chases down and intercepts a Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone. / X

Russia launches large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, damaging energy infrastructure : worldnews

Europe on high alert after suspected Moscow-linked arson and sabotage : worldnews

Businesswoman Tomasdottir becomes Iceland's next president : worldnews

France, Britain and Norway Search for Russian Submarine off Irish West Coast : worldnews

Corruption? Orbán's son-in-law involved in government investments worth billions - Daily News Hungary : worldnews

Germany's Christian Democratic party hit by 'serious' cyberattack : worldnews

Terrorist Plot Targeting Paris Summer Olympics Foiled, French Authorities Say : worldnews

'The British are crying since Brexit, with more illegal immigration than ever and massive economic difficulties,' French PM claims in warning over Frexit : worldnews

MI5 to shifts focus to counter-espionage amid rising Russia, China threats : worldnews

A Historic Election in Mexico? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Two-thirds of Canadians have experienced traumatic events in their lives, StatsCan says : worldnews

Grass fires burn thousands of acres in California Grass wildfires have burned over 14,000 acres (57sq-km) near San Francisco in California.

Fauci dismisses 'preposterous' allegations that he led covid coverup - The Washington Post - The infectious-disease expert said Republicans have distorted emails between scientists as they discussed whether a lab leak of the coronavirus was possible.
I took an oath to do no harm: The two doctors wrestling over Fauci's legacy - One is a Republican, the other a Democrat. The quest to understand the pandemic tests the bonds of friendship between two members of Congress.
In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There's no science to support that. - The Washington Post

Benjamin Netanyahu confirms upcoming address to U.S. Congress - The Israeli Prime Minister will be the first world leader to speak at the Congress four times : worldnews

Billions in taxpayer dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers - The Washington Post The rapid expansion of state voucher programs follows court decisions that have eroded the separation between church and state.

Revenge: analysis of Trump posts shows relentless focus on punishing enemies : politics

Half of Americans think Trump's guilty verdict was correct, should end campaign: poll : politics

Trump suggests there could be a 'breaking point' for the public if he is imprisoned after hush money conviction : politics

DeSantis says Trump can still vote in Florida despite felony conviction : politics

Eschaton: Seems Bad Some investigative journalists have thrown the pitch, if the Dems swing, maybe the political journalists will notice the flying ball.Nine witnesses in the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump have received significant financial benefits, including large raises from his campaign, severance packages, new jobs, and a grant of shares and cash from Trump's media company ... And one of the campaign's top officials had her daughter hired onto the campaign staff, where she is now the fourth-highest-paid employee.

'He sounds nuts': Why Trump's post-conviction rhetoric is so disturbing : politics

Ex-Trump Attorney Rips Tim Scott's 'Ridiculous' Biden Claim: 'We Know That's Not The Case' : politics

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to state's abortion law over medical exceptions : news

Opinion | Texas Republicans have gone off the deep end - The Washington Post Even before the release of an outrageous new platform, the party had become an embarrassment to itself.

All Santander staff and millions of customers have data hacked : technology

The money illusion and housing prices - Lawyers, Guns & Money
High Rates and Prices Leave Many Stuck in a Starter Home - The New York Times Squeezed by high interest rates and record prices, homeowners are frozen in place. They can't sell. So first-time buyers can't buy.
Denmark Made Home Buying Easier. America Should Follow Its Lead. - Business Insider One simple change to mortgage rules could supercharge homebuying in America ... Many homeowners in Denmark, like their American counterparts, enjoy 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. But thanks to a quirk of their housing-finance system, Danish sellers are able to earn a profit when they trade in their low mortgage rates for more-expensive ones, making it easier to move even when rates rise. As a result, the Danes dodge the lock-in effect entirely ... As the Federal Reserve began pushing up borrowing rates in the spring of 2022, hoping to reel in rising inflation, mortgage rates went vertical. Rates doubled in less than a year, with the typical rate nearing 8% in October, a 20-year high. Rates have fallen a little since then, but they're still hovering at about 7% ... what all those extra payments would be worth in today's dollars, it'd be like taking $60,000 and lighting it on fire, according to the FHFA's calculations.

The Big-Tech Clean Energy Crunch Is Here | WIRED Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are racing to set up new data centers in Europe, but behind the scenes there's concern about how provide them enough power to meet AI's demands ... Amazon announced it had struck a deal to claim more than half the site's 880 megawatts of output, part of its ongoing attempt to slake its unquenchable thirst for power ...

AI Image Generator Review - Rating Midjourney, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion Think of it as a ChatGPT service for images.

Updated Formula on Alien Intelligence Suggests We Really Are Alone in the Galaxy An adjustment to the famous Drake Equation could radically refine estimates of intelligent civilizations in our galaxy ... the presence of both continents and oceans, along with long-term plate tectonics, is critical for the emergence of advanced civilizations. They consequently propose the addition of two factors into the equation: the fraction of habitable planets with significant continents and oceans and the fraction of those planets with plate tectonics operating for at least 500 million years. This adjustment, however, significantly reduces the value of N in the Drake Equation.

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium With a new formula for Black Holes radius

Tom Horne's disastrous English-only crusade just cost taxpayers HOW much? : politics

There's a club and you're not in it - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Kathleen Parker has an op-ed that reads like the product of an AI query along the lines of "Write a parody of a DC journalist using a completely irrelevant social connection to push an incestuous in-group narrative, that dismisses a massive scandal as just so much hand-wringing by people who don't understand the Kind of People We Are."

People who monitor surveillance systems and/or security cameras, what is the strangest thing you've seen recorded? : AskReddit

The Disappearance Of FBI's Most Wanted 16 Year Old : videos
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Researchers discover new 'trojan horse' RNA virus hiding in common human parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease. : science

Both men and women work more hours when partnered with a woman than with a man, new study finds : science

Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

ELI5: why can't people use pure serotonin and dopamine for recreational use, why do we need to take drugs like mdma or coke with all the bad side effects? : explainlikeimfive

ELI5 How does the concept of a fractal differ from that of a traditional geometric shape : explainlikeimfive

Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

Researchers discover new 'trojan horse' RNA virus hiding in common human parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease. : science

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium | With a new formula for Black Hole's radius

TIL most Little Rascals episodes from the 1930s were heavily edited in the 1970s to remove jokes about race, women, disabilities, children, the elderly, and violence. : todayilearned

Grandparents Think Kids Are Ruder These Days. Are They? | HuffPost Life

Brain2GAN: Feature-disentangled neural encoding and decoding of visual perception in the primate brain | PLOS Computational Biology Brain2GAN: Feature-disentangled neural encoding and decoding of visual perception in the primate brain

eli5: Why shouldn't I ever release a bow without an arrow? : explainlikeimfive

TIL there's a radiation-eating fungus growing in the abandoned vats of Chernobyl : todayilearned
Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

A team of researchers discovered that framboidal pyrite, an iron-sulfur mineral with characteristic shapes, forms exclusively through biogenic processes. This finding indicates ancient bacterial activity in hydrothermal vents, marking a significant step in understanding the origin of life. : science

ELI5: why are Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si the standard notes? : explainlikeimfive

Katy Perry Re-Edits Harrison Butker's Controversial Commencement Speech: "Fixed This" : Music

Ergodic Literature: The Weirdest Book Genre - YouTube
ELI5: What is ergodicity? : explainlikeimfive

NSA Warns iPhone And Android Users To Turn It Off And On Again : technology

Robert DuBoise on the day of his arrest at age 18, and the day he was freed from prison by DNA at 56 : pics
Innocent man in prison 37 years helps reveal alleged serial killers - An innocent man's exoneration after 37 years in prison revealed a rash of serial killings in 1983 Tampa.

Little Bugs Live In Our Eyelashes. Should We Be Concerned? Most of us have mites living on our faces, including in our eyelashes, but usually they are not a cause for concern - Demodex mites

Ex prisoners, what is the saddest thing you've ever seen in prison? : AskReddit

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What self-diagnosis ended up being medically confirmed after your own doctors couldn't figure it out? : AskReddit


Panama prepares to evacuate first island in face of rising sea levels : news

TIL a 2023 analysis found that over 40% of wild land mammal biomass on earth is made up of just 10 species (wild boar, warthog, the African bush elephant, 2 kangaroo species & 5 deer species). : todayilearned ... Wild Land mammal biomass is only 2-4% of all mammal biomass. Humans are 33%, cattle is 64%.

North Korea sends 600 more trash balloons over border, South says : worldnews

Beijing ready to 'forcefully' stop Taiwan independence: China's defense chief : worldnews

Russia loses record number of soldiers in May : worldnews

Vladimir Putin is testing Nato borders for weak spots, security chiefs warn : worldnews

'Biden is our only hope': Thousands of Israelis urge hostage deal : worldnews

Netanyahu says no Gaza ceasefire until Israel's war aims are achieved, raising questions over Biden peace proposal : politics

Eschaton: Pretending To Believe Things - It's the weekend and I am a lazy blogger so I am not going to parse the details, but media coverage of everything related to the supposed Gaza peace proposal consists largely of people - the administration, journalists - pretending to believe things they know aren't true.

Crimean students' grades lowered for not writing thank you letters to Russian soldiers invading Ukraine : worldnews

Boeing calls off historic mission carrying two astronauts minutes before liftoff : news

Sanders reups vow to boycott 'war criminal' Netanyahu's address to Congress : politics

George Clooney Foundation to seek arrest of Russian propagandists : worldnews

States are already collecting more abortion data. And HIPAA won't always keep it private. : politics

I Supervised New York City Judges. Juan Merchan Put on a Master Class gin the Trump Trial. : politics

Why this year's election interference could make 2016 look cute - The first big AI crisis isn't some hypothetical far off in the future. It's coming on Election Day.

Smith makes new plea for gag order in classified docs case day after Trump conviction : politics
'Not the Way to Defend a White Collar Case' : How Trump Blew It : politics

I, convicted felon Donald Trump, promise if I am elected, Americans will never be required to exercise or be physically fit ever again : PoliticalHumor

Biden smirk on Trump's 'political prisoner' claim makes campaign video : politics
Biden breaks silence on Trump verdict: 'No one is above the law' : politics

Eight Senate Republicans vow to oppose all Biden nominees, Democratic legislation : politics ... So these senators decided to hold the country hostage rather than admit their orange emperor has no clothes. Astounding.

Michael Cohen Raises Alarm About Donald Trump Going to Jail : politics

Trump verdict makes significant number of Republicans less likely to support him: poll : politics

Eschaton: Messaging -- Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon who thrives on portraying himself as a victim. @GovKathyHochul should pardon him for the good of the country. - Dean Phillips (@deanbphillips) June 1, 2024 .. 30% chance Hochul does it, too.

Eschaton: Savvy - But campaign officials also say privately they do not expect the verdict, striking as it is, to fundamentally alter the dynamics of the tight presidential race, given that Trump's loyal supporters are likely to rally around him, while swing voters have already factored in his tendency to break the rules. ... "Everything is factored in, voters already know everything, nothing matters, pay us lots of money." A campaign run by people who want to impress Frank Bruni.

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The biggest problem right here right now - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I've come to the conclusion that pure misogyny (h/t Karen) is the one thing that really binds the cultural reactionaries and the Tech bro fash curious crypto scammers and the incel 8chan future terrorists of America etc. together. Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Scopes trial.

Never-Trumpers always know when to fold 'em - Lawyers, Guns & Money I honestly can't decide if Romney actually believes that Trump would have accepted any "settlement" other than "dismissal of the charges with extreme prejudice followed by Bragg's resignation" or if that's actually the settlement Romney had in mind.

All The GOP Officials Telling Trump To Drop Out After His Felony Conviction : politics

Collins Needs to Retract and Apologize for her Falsehood : politics

Why Florida is America's least gay-friendly state : politics

Watch: Lauren Boebert Exposes Just How Useless She Is - The Colorado representative's reelection campaign is not going too well. : politics

Plot twist: WA has a law against felons running for office : politics

Misinformation works: X 'supersharers' who spread 80% of fake news in 2020 were middle-aged Republican women in Arizona, Florida, and Texas : technology

Texas curriculum overhaul would boost biblical content in elementary schools. Two million Texas kids could see new curriculum emphasizing Bible stories to instruct them in the 'American cultural experience' : politics ... Book has a gay character: banned. Book has incest, rape, murder and genocide: mandatory reading.

Opinion | American voters are wrong about the economy. Whose fault is it? - The Washington Post

This Day in Labor History: June 2, 1984 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Notre-Dame Rises Again ... in Lego - The New York Times - With rose windows, bell towers and a central spire, this model of the famed Paris cathedral is all the hype among adult fans of Lego, known as AFOLs.

Same-sex marriage in 20 years had no negative impact in U.S. - The U.S. has not seen any negative effects on marriage, divorce or living arrangements among all couples since Massachusetts issued the first state-sanctioned, same-sex marriage licenses 20 years ago, a new analysis says ... Some conservatives have signaled they will use the conservative supermajority on the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge marriage equity following the successful challenge to the Roe decision.

Opinion | A reader quiz on world birthrate -- and what it means for the future - Washington Post ... The United States is still better off than China, whose birth rate was once 7 births per woman. Now it stands at just 1.1, placing it near the bottom globally. What do these numbers mean for this U.S. rival?

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K-Pop | Dan Piepenbring Our forefathers did dissociatives

Diddy's Ex-Friends, Bad Boy Artists Detail Alleged Abuse, Violence For decades, Sean "Diddy" Combs was hip-hop's boisterous showman. Now, dozens of former friends, employees, and Bad Boy artists allege an abusive, menacing figure behind the facade

Murder-suicide in Howard Co. leaves 4 family members dead : news
Dozens hurt, 1 killed in overnight Akron shooting : news

TIL Gila Monster venom contains compounds structurally similar to the active ingredient in Ozempic, and this discovery directly lead to the development of all Semiglutide based medications : todayilearned

Researchers have found that childhood poverty can lead to lasting changes in the way the brain processes language | The study highlights the impact of early socioeconomic conditions on brain function, suggesting that the chronic stress might alter neural pathways involved in language processing. : science

What is a minor inconvenience that drives you absolutely crazy? : AskReddit

TIL Fregoli syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise : todayilearned

Study finds that better sleep is associated with lower loneliness. This association was stronger among younger adults. The research was published recently in the journal Sleep (link in comments). : science

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium

TIL: A study on gender and food identified significant statistical differences. Men strongly preferred meat while women prefer vegetables, chocolate, and whole grains. Men are hungry before dinner, while women are hungry in the morning and more likely to snack throughout the day. Men also eat faster : todayilearned

Both men and women work more hours when partnered with a woman than with a man, new study finds : science

Matrix, Terminator, and Heat contain some of the best action in movies. But what are some lesser known but still fantastic action sequences? : movies

Samsung Washing Machine Chime Triggered a YouTube Copyright Fiasco : technology

What's the weirdest thing you've seen in someone else's home? : AskReddit

What moment in your life did you seriously think you were going to die? : AskReddit


Termination shock : cut in ship pollution sparked global heating spurt : worldnews

Covid's Aftereffects Can Last More Than Three Years, Study Finds : worldnews

Philippines' Marcos slams illegal actions in South China Sea : worldnews
Commission on Human Rights sounds alarm at rape of children by family members in the Philippines : worldnews
Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Chinese ships spend record amount of time near Japan-controlled islands, Tokyo says : worldnews
Japan planning new 30 kph speed limit on narrow roads for safety : worldnews

Seoul envoy lambasts N.K. satellite launch as one of the most expensive fireworks : worldnews

North Korea continues GPS jamming attack for 4th day : worldnews

U.S. and China defense chiefs lock horns on Taiwan at Asia security summit : worldnews

Russia proposes higher income taxes for the well-off : worldnews

As Indian voting wraps up, reports of electoral irregularities mount : worldnews
Animals collapse, water shortages bite amid India's searing heat : worldnews
At least 24 dead in eastern India as temperatures soar : worldnews
India cenbank moves 100 tons of gold from UK to domestic vaults, TOI reports : worldnews
India's economy grows faster-than-expected in Jan-March on strong manufacturing : worldnews

Taliban push for normalizing male-only higher education : worldnews

South Africa heads for coalition as ANC support plunges : worldnews

Houthi rebel footage appears to show a downed US Reaper drone worth $30 million. It marked the third loss in a month, a report said. : worldnews
$30M US Reaper Drone Downed in Yemen - Third Loss in Houthi Conflict: Report - Business Insider

Mustafa Barghouti, former Palestinian minister: 'We can live together in one democratic state' : worldnews

Israel has offered ceasefire and hostage proposal to Hamas, says Biden : worldnews
Israel won't end war for deal to free all hostages, PM's aide said to tell families : worldnews

Israel confirms its forces are in central Rafah, despite growing international condemnation of operation : worldnews

Israeli hostage recalls brutality of Hamas captivity in Gaza - The Washington Post Moran Stella Yanai was abducted on Oct. 7 and was sure that her life "would end," she said.

Zelenskyy to travel to Singapore for security conference, media reports : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 828, Part 1 (Thread #974) : worldnews

Kyiv may fire German weapons into Russia – DW : worldnews
NATO allies debate directly shooting down Russian missiles and drones over Ukraine : worldnews

Ukrainian sea drones striking 2 ships, as Ukraine continues to harass Russia's Black Sea Fleet : worldnews

(1) Institute for the Study of War on X: Ukrainian forces recently advanced near Vovchansk and Russian forces recently advanced near Chasiv Yar, Avdiivka, and Donetsk City and in east (left) bank Kherson Oblast. / X

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Seems like military aid has now really reached the front lines. The HIMARS crews are just astonished by the number of missiles that have arrived in Ukraine, saying they have never seen so many. / X

Finland Beats May Heatwave Record: Weather Service : worldnews

Russian jamming is now messing up GPS signals for Norwegian aviation practically every day | The Independent Barents Observer
Airlines grapple with spike in GPS interference. Experts say it's collateral damage from global conflicts
Russia accused of jamming GPS navigation Russia is causing disruption to satellite navigation systems affecting thousands of civilian flights, experts say.

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Czech initiative will allow Ukraine to receive ~1.000.000 artillery shells by the end of 2024", - Blinken / X
(1) Colby Badhwar on X: Just 5 out of the 20 countries which have made commitments to the Czech artillery ammo initiative have actually delivered payment: Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal & Canada As a result, Russia is able to secure the ammunition for itself. There are commitments for just half a million rounds, and even that is in question with so many countries not delivering payment. As it stands, Ukraine can expect to receive between 50,000 to 100,000 shells via the Czech initiative in June. / X

Greece denies report on US plan to refer migrants for resettlement : worldnews

German defense minister arrives in Odesa, announces $542 million aid package for Ukraine : worldnews

(1) OSINTdefender on X: "The President of France, Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the Establishment of a “Coalition of the Willing” during a Speech given during the D-Day Memorial Celebrations in France on June 6th, with this Coalition expected to include Lithuania, Britain and several other European Countries that Support the Deployment of Military Instructors to Ukraine. Instructors and Trainers from these Countries would then begin arriving in Ukraine shortly after or even before the Speech, with French Training Advisors claimed to possibly already be at Facilities in Western Ukraine. / X
France bans Israeli firms from upcoming defense fair : worldnews

Sexist tropes and misinformation swirl online as Mexico prepares to elect its first female leader : worldnews

Tiny number of 'supersharers' spread the vast majority of fake news on Twitter: Less than 1% of Twitter users posted 80% of misinformation about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The posters were disproportionately Republican middle-aged white women living in Arizona, Florida, and Texas. : science ... 2107 registered US voters who account for 80% of the fake news shared on Twitter during the 2020 US presidential election by an entire panel of 664,391 voters. These findings highlight a vulnerability of social media for democracy, where a small group of people distort the political reality for many.

Biden details a 3-phase hostage deal aimed at winding down the Israel-Hamas war : politics
Time for this war to end - Biden outlines three-phase peace plan to end war in Gaza : politics

Retired four-star Navy Admiral Robert P. Burke arrested in bribery scheme - The Washington Post - Retired four-star Adm. Robert P. Burke, former vice chief of naval operations, is accused of awarding a single-source contract in exchange for a future $500,000-a-year job.

34 in police custody after pro-Palestinian protest at Brooklyn Museum, damage to artwork reported - The Boston Globe

Black Mirror creator says timeliness of recent AI episode 'couldn't have been more spooky' : technology

Neighbors say Alitos used security detail car to threaten them after dispute : politics

Biden goes all-in on calling Trump a "convicted felon" : politics

International reaction to Donald Trump's criminal conviction : politics ... Multiple journalists at Reuters told POLITICO that staff are frustrated and embarrassed by the company's continued partnership with Tass, the wire service owned by the Russian government. The relationship dates back to 2020, when the news wire first announced a partnership to distribute content from the state-owned news organization. That move raised some eyebrows among staff at Reuters at the time. But it passed largely unnoticed by people outside the company.

How long will Trump go to prison for? Not 187 years like he claims | Fact check : politics

The courage of their convictions - Lawyers, Guns & Money In retrospect, perhaps the most striking aspect of DANY's prosecution of Donald Trump is that so many liberal legal commenters thought it was a bad case, when the evidence that Trump was in fact guilty of exactly what he was charged with doing turned out to be completely overwhelming. Why was that?
Alvin Bragg Was Right, His Critics Were Wrong - The American Prospect - A jury of his peers agreed that Donald Trump deserved to be prosecuted in the Stormy Daniels case.

Trump was smiling. Then the whiplash hit. : politics
Spineless Trump Admits Why He Was Too Afraid to Testify : politics ... Donald Trump claims he wanted to testify in his hush-money trial -- but he was afraid he'd be found guilty of more crimes. Trump's statements came during a meandering, often incoherent tirade in front of the press at Trump Tower on Friday, the day after he was convicted of 34 felonies by a Manhattan jury.

Fani Willis gets ammunition to use against Donald Trump : politics

Donald Trump Was Convicted Because of Democracy -- Not in Spite of It : politics

Trump insists his trial was rigged ... just like everything else : politics
Trump Hoped 'My Juror' Would Save Him From Conviction : politics

Trump supporters try to doxx jurors and post violent threats after his conviction : politics

Donald Trump Suffers Triple Polling Blow in 48 Hours After Guilty Verdict : politics

Melania Trump's silence on husband's verdict raises eyebrows : politics

One in 10 Republicans less likely to vote for Trump after guilty verdict, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds : politics

Senate conservatives vow to oppose DOJ funding boost, Biden nominees after Trump verdict : politics

Michael Cohen, Storm Daniels revel in Trump guilty verdict after key testimony - The Washington Post - Trump's guilty verdict is welcomed by two unlikely star witnesses who faced years of doubt and derision.

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg was true to his values in Trump case, colleagues say - The Washington Post Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg made history with a legal case that federal prosecutors opted not to bring against the former president.
Opinion | The Trump-trial jurors just rendered a verdict on Bragg's critics, too - The Washington Post It turns out the Manhattan district attorney knew what he was doing all along ... Bragg wasn't some street lawyer sticking his nose into white-collar business. He had the bona fides, wisdom and top staff support to fashion a legal strategy and reasoning that could win the first prosecution of a former U.S. president in our nation's history. An impartial jury affirmed. Will the commentariat?

Hundreds of millions wiped from Trump fortune in wake of conviction : politics

After hesitating, Miriam Adelson commits more than $100 million to Trump's campaign : politics ... Trump winning will save her more than $100M p.a. in taxes. So it's an easy decision, ROI within 12 months of Trump being back in office.

Trump's guilty verdict sharpens the two big questions of this election - The Washington Post The felony conviction of former president Donald Trump might or might not become a turning point in the 2024 presidential election. But its precedent-breaking outcome has sharpened the competition between him and President Biden to define the stakes and the choices for voters in November ... Two big questions could define the debate between Trump and Biden from here forward. The first is which candidate poses the bigger threat to the future of the country. The second is which candidate will make the lives of Americans better than they are today. Though related, the first focuses on character and temperament, the second on substance and policy.

Kansas Constitution does not include a right to vote, state Supreme Court majority says : politics ... They are laying it out for us to fix before our evil Secretary of State (Mr KKK Kobach) tries to actually prevent us from voting.

Robert De Niro denied leadership award after speaking out against Trump | Robert De Niro | The Guardian : politics

Inside the Michigan GOP's MAGA Meltdown - ProPublica Scenes From a MAGA Meltdown: Inside the "America First" Movement's War Over Democracy - Across the country, the Republican Party's rank-and-file have turned on the GOP establishment. In Michigan, this schism broke the party - and maybe democracy itself.

Publisher of '2,000 Mules' election conspiracy theory film issues apology : politics
Dinesh D'Souza election fraud film, book '2000 Mules' pulled after defamation suit : politics

Can AI Replace Nexon? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Idaho jury decides Chad Daybell should be sentenced to death for 3 murders : news

Joni Mitchell made music with the boys, but remained her own woman - The Washington Post

A police officer shot a blind pet dog. Sturgeon residents want justice. - The Washington Post The killing of Teddy the dog in Sturgeon, Mo., has upended the small, 900-person town, as residents call for the dismissal of officer Myron Woodson.

Biggest genome ever found belongs to this odd little fernlike plant -- more than 50 times bigger than the human genome : worldnews

Dragonflies supposedly have a 95% success rate when hunting. What about damselflies? : askscience

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How to clean stainless steel appliances, utensils, cookware and sinks - The Washington Post

Anyone know what is actually happening with Starlight Square? : CambridgeMA
Announcement that Starlight Square is closing sours city's release of vision for lots in Central - Cambridge Day