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Joe Biden invites 40 world leaders to virtual summit on climate crisis

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin among invitees as US heralds return to forefront of climate fightJoe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis, the White House said in a statement on Friday.Heads of state, including Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, have been asked to attend the two-day meeting meant to mark Washington’s return to the front lines of the fight against human-caused climate change, after Donald Trump disengaged from the process. Conti...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Climate Change, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Environment, US, Joe Biden, US news, Xi Jinping, Biden, Donald Trump


Montana Sen. Steve Daines said his state used to have 'homegrown' meth, but now that it's coming from Mexican cartels it's more 'pure'

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP A group of GOP senators visited the southern border this week amid a surge in migrants. During a news conference, Sen. Steve Daines said meth in his state used to be "homegrown." Now, he said, it is coming from Mexican cartels and is more pure, makin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Meth, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Chuck Grassley, Homeland Security, Methamphetamine, Customs, Donald Trump, Border Patrol


Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

By SAMY MAGDY SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made to refloat the vessel by taking advantage of tidal movements later Saturday. The Ever Given, owned by Japanese firm Shoei Kisen KK, got wedged Tuesday in a single-lane stretch of the canal, about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) north of the southern entrance, near the city of Suez. At a news conference Friday night at company headquarters in Imabari, western ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, News, Washington, White House, Germany, Singapore, Africa, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Soccer, Egypt, Paris


North Korea responds to Biden's criticism of ballistic-missile test, accusing administration of 'gangster-like logic'

Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Joe Biden during a news program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon North Korea has responded to President Joe Biden after he criticized their test of ballistic missiles. Top North Korean military official Ri Pyong Chol said the Biden administration, "took the wrong first step." This week marked the first ballistic missiles tested by North Korea und...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Kim Jong Un, UN Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Dprk, Seoul South Korea, UNSC, East Sea


Parler Says It Warned the FBI of Violent Posts Threatening the Capitol Before Jan. 6 Insurrection

Parler, the online safe haven for bigots and far-right extremists, claims it repeatedly alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about “specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol” ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, the company’s lawyers said in a letter to lawmakers . Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trumpism, Carolyn Maloney, Antifa, Parler, QAnon, Alt Tech


All 23 Democratic governors signed a letter condemning anti-Asian hate. Two Republicans joined them.

Lucy Lee, of Marietta, Ga., holds an American flag while rallying outside of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta during a unity "Stop Asian Hate" rally Saturday afternoon, March 20, 2021. AP Photo/Ben Gray A bipartisan group of governors and former officials released letters denouncing anti-Asian bias Friday. All 23 Democratic governors, the governor of Guam, and two Republican governors signed one letter. More than 60 former officials who served the past six presidents signed another. S...
Tags: Maryland, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Racism, Bill Clinton, Governors, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Bush, Larry Hogan


Turns Out This Sophisticated Hacking Campaign Was Actually the Work of 'Western Government Operatives'

A sophisticated hacking campaign that was previously witnessed targeting security flaws in Android, Windows and iOS devices is actually the work of “Western government operatives” conducting a “counterterrorism operation,” according to a new report from MIT Technology Review.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Viruses, MIT Technology Review Read, Computer Network Security, Warez, Security Hacker


Latino Voters Key As Newsom Faces Likely Recall Election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s Latinos, who have borne the brunt of coronavirus deaths and the pandemic’s economic toll in the state, are a critical voting bloc for Gov. Gavin Newsom as he faces a likely recall election driven by criticism of his handling of the health crisis. Latinos are the largest racial or ethnic group in California and their share of the population is increasing faster than others. Their voter turnout is also rising, but it’s still disproportionately low, leav...
Tags: Politics, California, California News, Gop, San Diego, El Salvador, Orange County, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Univision, U S Senate, Central California, Kevin, Romero, Gonzalez


U.S. Has Record-Breaking Day With 3.4 Million Vaccinations

Today the U.S. administered a record-breaking one-day rate of 3.4 million vaccine doses, according to the White House covid-19 response team. Presumably, this was accomplished by the time of the team’s 1:15 pm ET tweet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, White House, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Biotechnology, Trump, Clinical Trials, Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Armstrong, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Alabama, Georgia, pick up the pieces after deadly tornadoes

By KIM CHANDLER and ANILA YOGANATHAN NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Chainsaws buzzed through fallen trees, stunned residents dug in the rubble that had been their homes, and neighbors rushed in to help on Friday after multiple tornadoes ripped a path of devastation across the Deep South. At least five people were killed. As many as 10 tornadoes — an estimated eight in Alabama and two in Georgia — carved a tremendous path of devastation on Thursday, uprooting 100-year-old trees, stripping roofs from houses, ...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, White House, Virginia, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Orleans, Watson, Red Cross, Birmingham, Mark Cooper, Jennings


The Motley Crew Starring In Dominion’s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Fox News

Dominion Voting Systems, the voting tech firm that became a lightning rod for MAGAland’s debunked conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the 2020 elections, is coming down hard on its loudest pro-Trump antagonists in the form of major defamation lawsuits. Already, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell , plus MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell (aka the MyPillow Guy), are each being sued for $1.3 billion dollars after they falsely claimed Dominion rigged its machines to erase votes for...
Tags: New York, News, Justice, White House, China, Georgia, Fox, United States, Venezuela, Fox News, Biden, Cuba, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rudy Giuliani


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's daily death toll reaches 3,650; Spain records increase in infection rate

now more than 307,000; Spain’s infection rate rose to How AstraZeneca vaccine became a political football – and a PR disasterFrance claims UK will struggle to source second Covid jabsCovid third wave may overrun Africa’s healthcare, warns WHOBiden pledges 200m vaccine shots in 100 days 10.20pm GMT Top US government coronavirus experts warned on Friday that despite the optimism amid the accelerating vaccinations, “there is no case for relaxation” in the pandemic with deep concerns about i...
Tags: UK, Cdc, Mexico, White House, Africa, US, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky


Biden press conference raises questions about fitness for office: Ronny Jackson

Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician, believes that President Biden's press conference performance raises...
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"This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic..."

Said Joe Biden at his press conference yesterday. Transcript. He was talking about new legislation in some GOP-led state legislatures tightening up voting requirements.Context: What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. Deciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote, deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work, deciding that there will be no ab...
Tags: Comedy, Voting, Law, Senate, White House, Disney, Metaphor, Birds, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Reddit, Biden, Jim Crow, Cliff Edwards, Rice


Marines who drowned when their AAV sank didn't have breathing devices because the Corps canceled the program to cut costs

An assault amphibious vehicle departs the well deck of an amphibious transport dock ship. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph M. Buliavac A Marine Corps assault amphibious vehicle sank last summer, and nine people drowned. Troops didn't have breathing devices because the Corps cut the program years ago to save money. In the wake of the accident, the Corps has changed its mind and is bringing these devices back. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Death, Politics, Obama, Navy, California, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Devices, Marine, Marine Corps, Marines, US Navy, Sinking, Breathing, Joseph


'Kill the bill': hundreds take part in Bristol protest – video

A crowd of people gathered in Bristol on Friday evening for a third ‘kill the bill’ demonstration within a week.Protesters met at two parks, Castle Park and College Green, and marched through the city centre and along Park Street towards Bristol University’s buildingsHundreds sit down outside Bristol police station in ‘kill the bill’ protest Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Bristol, Bristol University, Castle Park and College Green


White House might tax motorists by the mile to fund $3-4T infrastructure plan

The Biden administration is considering imposing a vehicle mileage tax on Americans — as a way to fund a multi-trillion-dollar...
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US sets new daily record for number of vaccines administered, White House says

A new daily record for administering Covid-19 vaccines was set Friday, but many experts reiterate that the pandemic is far from over.
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Biden calls new GOP-passed Georgia law restricting voting access an 'atrocity'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a press conference Friday that the president is "worried" about this initiate to...
Tags: White House, Georgia, Gop, Biden, Jen Psaki


Boulder shooting suspect passed check before gun purchase

By Patty Nieberg and James Anderson | Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check, and he also had a second weapon with him that he didn’t use in the attack that killed 10 people this week, authorities and the gun store owner said Friday. Investigators are working to determine the motive for the shooting, but they don’t know yet why the suspect chose the King Soopers grocery store in Bo...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Washington, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Courts, Associated Press, Salt Lake City, Boulder, Lafayette


Civil rights groups sue Georgia over voting restrictions

By Joseph Ax | Reuters A coalition of civil rights groups has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia’s sweeping new voting restrictions, arguing that the Republican-backed law is intended to make it harder for people – particularly Black voters – to cast ballots. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden – who became the first Democratic presidential candidate in three decades to win Georgia in November’s election – accused Republicans there and in other states of mounting a broad assault on voting ri...
Tags: Florida, Congress, California, Washington, La, Senate, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Arizona, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Virtual Climate Summit: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on climate change he will host on April 22-23, the...
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'Heartbreaking': Republicans slam Biden for migrant influx, while Democrats call on Biden to quickly move children to sponsors

Republicans and Democrats have called the situation on the border a "crisis," a term the White House has refused to use.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Biden, Usa Today


Silicon Valley heavyweights like Eric Schmidt, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Reid Hoffman show support for California Gov. Newsom as he faces a 'politically motivated' recall election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; John Lamparski/Getty Images Dozens of tech leaders signed a letter opposing a Republican-led effort to recall California's governor. Signees include Laurene Powell, angel investor Ron Conway, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. The recall supporters want Newsom out over his pandemic-driven business closures and lockdowns. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dozens of the tech indu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Yahoo, California, Politico, Trends, Linkedin, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Republican, Eric Schmidt, Tech Industry, Mark Pincus


Computer vision software has the potential to reinvent the way cities move

Harris Lummis Contributor Share on Twitter Harris Lummis is the co-founder and chief technical officer at Automotus. In October 2019, The New York Times reported that 1.5 million packages were delivered in New York City every single day. Though convenient for customers and profitable for the Amazons of the world, getting so many boxes from warehouse to customer generates considerable negative externalities for cities. As the T...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Column, Smart City, Opinion, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Parking, Api


Matt Walsh Owns Himself

Isn’t this what is called a self-own? Every time I argue that uninformed voters should be weeded out with testing, I’m accused of racism. But if you call that racist, what you’re saying is that you think minorities are uninformed. That’s not my view, it’s yours, you bigot. My focus isn’t race, it’s competency. — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 26, 2021 Well, Matt, who will decide who is competent and informed? Judging by your tweets, I don’t think you are informed so, sorry, no vote for yo...
Tags: Health, Politics, Racism, Infertility, Walsh, Matt, Matt Walsh, Voter Suppression, Matt Walsh Owns Himself


Joe Biden condemns Georgia voting law: 'This is Jim Crow in the 21st century' – live

President said Republican lawmakers are trying to make it harder to voteLawsuit argues cable news giant used false claim to boost ratingsHalf of all US adults to receive at least one vaccine dose by 29 AprilDr Walensky notes 7% increase in case numbersGeorgia’s Republican-led legislature passes sweeping voting restrictionsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.12pm GMT The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said this afternoon that Joe Biden intended to release a...
Tags: White House, US, Georgia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fox News, Republican, Jim Crow, Brian Kemp, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Walensky


Jen Psaki says Biden will sign gun control executive orders

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday confirmed that President Biden intends to sign executive orders on gun control. Psaki...
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Biden calls Georgia's new voting law 'Jim Crow in the 21st century' and 'a blatant attack on the Constitution'

President Joe Biden walks to talk to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Biden called a new voting law enacted in Georgia a "blatant attack on the Constitution." The nearly 100-page GOP-backed bill makes major changes to voting and elections in Georgia. Biden said he will work to pass voting rights laws in Congress and make his case "to the American people." See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Biden, Abc News, Jim Crow



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