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GOP Rep. Gaetz Investigated Over Sexual Relationship GOP Rep. Gaetz Investigated Over Sexual Relationship
- March 31, 2021

The inquiry, The Times said , is part of a larger investigation into Joel Greenberg , a tax collector in Florida associated with Gaetz who was charged a year ago with 14 felony counts related to allegations that he stalked a political opponent, used a state database to create fake IDs, and carried out the sex trafficking of a minor between the ages of 14 and 17 . (more...)
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
- March 26, 2021

In apparent response to the growing number of defamation cases, conservative USA news outlets have begun to rely on prepared disclaimers or additional prerecorded programming to repudiate pro-Trump conspiracy theories spouted by guests and hosts. (more...)
Coronavirus: EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries Coronavirus: EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries
- March 26, 2021

US President Joe Biden has set a 200 million dose goal . The leaders of European Union member countries have confirmed strengthening export controls of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured within the bloc. Several European countries that had suspended using the vaccine over concerns it could cause blood clots have resumed administering it after the EU's drug regulator said the vaccine was safe. (more...)
Denmark to extend suspension of AstraZeneca COVID shot amid doubts Denmark to extend suspension of AstraZeneca COVID shot amid doubts
- March 26, 2021

Only seven per cent would decline regardless of which Covid-19 vaccine was on offer. AstraZeneca had been counting on findings from a predominantly USA study of 32,000 people to help rebuild confidence in its shot, which is crucial to global efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic since it is cheap, easy to store and a pillar of the COVAX initiative aimed at bringing vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. (more...)
NIAID urges AstraZeneca to release up-to-date data NIAID urges AstraZeneca to release up-to-date data
- March 25, 2021

The vaccine was 85 per cent effective in preventing symptoms in volunteers 65 and older, the company said. Canada's federal health agency announced Wednesday that it is updating the label on vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine with information about "very rare reports of blood clots", but continued to stand by the vaccine's safety and effectiveness against COVID-19. (more...)
Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship. Cargo ships, tankers pileup Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship. Cargo ships, tankers pileup
- March 24, 2021

Historic sections of the canal have been reopened in a bid to ease the bottleneck of backed up marine traffic. The 193-kilometre-long man-made passage connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Julianne Cona, who was aboard the Maersk Denver directly behind the Ever Given , shared an image of the vessel on Instagram. Workers are seen next to a container ship which was hit by strong wind and ran aground in Suez Canal, on March 24, 2021. (more...)
Trump’s lawyer said no ‘reasonable people’ would believe her claims
- March 23, 2021

Facing more than $1.3 billion in liabilities over her post-election conspiracy theories, lawyer Sidney Powell told a judge that the defamation lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems filed against her earlier this year should be dismissed because "no reasonable person" would believe that her well-publicized comments about an worldwide plot against former President Donald Trump were "statements of fact". (more...)
Atlanta shooting of Asian women was racially motivated, U.S. senator says Atlanta shooting of Asian women was racially motivated, U.S. senator says
- March 22, 2021

The crowd grew hushed as many spoke from personal experience - about domestic violence, the fetishization of Asian women. "And indeed, those were the majority of those that he shot and killed ", she added. Community leaders in OR have been on high alert for the past several months, as hate crimes and violence against those communities have increased nationally. (more...)
Miami Beach declares state of emergency over uncontrollable crowds Miami Beach declares state of emergency over uncontrollable crowds
- March 22, 2021

An emergency curfew has been imposed for Miami Beach as thousands gathered to celebrate spring break - with reports of fights breaking out. More than half of the more than 1000 arrests were from out of state, said City Manager Raul Aguila , adding many are coming "to engage in lawlessness and an anything goes party attitude". (more...)
Taliban say U.S. must meet troop withdrawal deadline Taliban say U.S. must meet troop withdrawal deadline
- March 19, 2021

The push comes as the U.S.is reviewing an agreement the administration of former President Donald Trump made with the Taliban-a deal Biden called "not a very solidly negotiated deal", in a recent interview with US broadcast network ABC . (more...)
AstraZeneca vaccine: European Union throwing 'caution to the wind' expert tells BBC Breakfast AstraZeneca vaccine: European Union throwing 'caution to the wind' expert tells BBC Breakfast
- March 18, 2021

In a statement, the global body notes that some countries in the European Union have temporarily suspended use of the vaccine, as a precautionary measure based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in people who'd received the vaccine. (more...)
McConnell - Dump filibuster - expect a 'scorched earth' response McConnell - Dump filibuster - expect a 'scorched earth' response
- March 17, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the Democrats' sudden commitment to "steamrolling any obstacle to short-term power" noting it would be detrimental to the integrity of the Senate and the preservation of the minority party's opinion. (more...)
Seven killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors Seven killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors
- March 17, 2021

Four people were killed in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, around 5 p.m., and four women died in two shootings in Atlanta less than an hour later, authorities said. A second shooting was reported about 45 minutes later and 30 miles away at another business. Police found one woman dead there. An official stands in front of a massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. (more...)
Intel report finds Russia, Iran tried to influence 2020 election Intel report finds Russia, Iran tried to influence 2020 election
- March 17, 2021

The Russians were responsible for 'denigrating President Biden's candidacy and the Democratic Party , supporting former President Trump , undermining public confidence in the electoral process, and exacerbating sociopolitical divisions in the US,' the report said, according to CNN . (more...)
White House confirms Biden administration reached out to North Korea White House confirms Biden administration reached out to North Korea
- March 16, 2021

She also criticized the new USA administration led by Biden for wanting to spread the "smell of gunpowder from across the ocean", urging Washington not to "create work that would prevent it from sleeping in a proper manner" for the next four years. (more...)
Biden asks USA disaster agency to help migrant children Biden asks USA disaster agency to help migrant children
- March 15, 2021

At the peak of the 2019 border crisis - when there were overcrowded facilities and children sleeping on the ground - there were around 2,600 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody, a former CBP official previously told CNN . The Homeland Security statement said FEMA would assist in looking "at every available option to quickly expand physical capacity for appropriate lodging". (more...)
Covid-19 vaccination: Over 2.91 crore receive jabs in India Covid-19 vaccination: Over 2.91 crore receive jabs in India
- March 14, 2021

Health Ministry has informed that in just 13 days of the current phase over 78 lakh senior citizens and almost 13 lakh 86 thousand people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh reported 87.72% of the new cases in last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 15,602. (more...)
Minneapolis to pay US$27M to settle family lawsuit — George Floyd case Minneapolis to pay US$27M to settle family lawsuit — George Floyd case
- March 13, 2021

Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, second-degree manslaughter, and third-degree murder. The state's Supreme Court subsequently rejected efforts by Chauvin's defense team to block it. They are scheduled for trial this summer, and possible third degree charges in that case would be addressed at a later time, the judge said. During the jury selection process, prosecutors and defense attorney Eric Nelson are closely questioning the jurors about their views of the ... (more...)
COVID vaccination now countrywide COVID vaccination now countrywide
- March 11, 2021

Read this. Under new protectionist laws they have banned Italy shipping 250,000 AZ jabs to Australia. "That was what we wanted to find out", said Dr Low, a senior author of the study. Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Luxembourg suspended vaccinations with doses from the same batch, which has been delivered to 17 countries and included one million vaccines. (more...)
Biden plans to order 100mn more Johnson & Johnson vaccines Biden plans to order 100mn more Johnson & Johnson vaccines
- March 11, 2021

The vaccination rates of Israel, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates now exceed all other countries with doses administered per 100 people of 98.51, 87.99 and 56.01, respectively. Biden said last week the U.S. would have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult American by the end of May, which would dramatically accelerate his timeline previously set for the end of July. (more...)

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