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Daily Mail and Fox News pushed misleading claims about Biden limiting meat consumption. Conservatives like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at the president over it.

Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Hyatt Regency on February 27 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images False claims spread recently about President Joe Biden limiting Americans' meat consumption. Biden has not released any plans related to meat consumption. Prominent conservatives amplified the misleading claims online with widely shared tweets. See more stories on Insider's business page. False claims about President Joe Bi...
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Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India

The Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as the country deals with a spike in coronavirus cases, the White House announced on Sunday.
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As drought hits California, long-term issues loom

By the time this column is published, Northern California may be receiving some much-needed rain, and possibly some snow. However, late-season precipitation does not change the reality that California is in one of its periodic droughts after two dry years. Major Northern California reservoirs are only about half-full due to scanty runoff from mountain snowpacks, farmers are getting tiny percentages of their normal water allotments, and local water agencies are beginning to impose restrictions on...
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Daily Mail and Fox News pushed misleading claims about Biden limiting meat consumption. Conservatives like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at the president anyway.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attends the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images False claims spread this week about Biden limiting Americans' meat consumption. Biden has not released any plans related to meat consumption. Prominent conservatives amplified the misleading claims online with widely shared tweets. See more stories on Insider's business page. False claims about President Joe Bide...
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Kevin McCarthy walks back initial claims on Trump's role in Capitol riot, defending the former president

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2021, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Trump was unaware that the Capitol siege was happening on January 6. McCarthy previously told other lawmakers that he had a heated call with Trump to call off the riot. Trump was also watching the siege unfold on TV but did not issue a statement until hours later. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Boris Johnson is warned of ‘dangerous political vacuum’ in Northern Ireland

Letter from four former secretaries of state says Brexit’s damage to peace process must be addressedNorthern Ireland is in a dangerous political vacuum and could “fall over” unless the UK government acts swiftly, according to a cross-party group of former cabinet ministers with experience in the region.Boris Johnson needs to show more urgency and focus to ameliorate Brexit’s damage to the peace process, the group tells the prime minister in an open letter published on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Peter Mandelson, Peter Hain, Brexit, State, Shaun Woodward


India Cracks Down on Social Media Posts Criticizing Its Pandemic Response Amid Brutal Second Wave

India’s government reportedly ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to censor dozens of posts criticizing the administration’s response to the pandemic, arguing that they were misleading or could hinder emergency response efforts. The crackdown comes amid an unprecedented surge in covid-19 cases and deaths in India…Read more...
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Over half of Trump voters agree with the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, poll says

Derek Chauvin is guilty. Pool cameras A new CBS News/YouGov poll showed that over half of Trump supporters agreed with the Derek Chauvin conviction. Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis last year. Among all respondents, 75 percent felt that the jury made the right decision in convicting Chauvin. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than half of supporters of former President Donald Trump agreed with the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis Police...
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The U.S will immediately deploy supplies and other assistance to India, the White House said (...). The U.S.’s assistance will include...

It’s pursuing options to generate oxygen on an ‘urgent basis’.
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Fact check: No, President Joe Biden has not cooked up any mandates on red meat consumption

The White House has not called for any meat mandates.
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A Hollywood parody award show honored Rudy Giuliani with two Razzies for his inappropriate appearance in the second Borat movie

Rudy Giuliani gestures during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, ex-personal lawyer to former President Donald Trump, has received two Razzies. The Razzies, parody awards meant to honor the worst content of the year, were given to him for his involvement in "Borat: Subsequent Movie Film." In the movie, Giuliani had his hand down his pants while in a hotel room with a 15-year-old posi...
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Interview with Michela Wrong: The tool of power in Rwanda is fear

Michela Wrong debunks the myth of Rwanda as a model developmental state and a poster child for Western aid, the theme of her latest book The post Interview with Michela Wrong: The tool of power in Rwanda is fear appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Kevin McCarthy says that Biden's first 100 days have been a 'bait and switch' between promising bipartisanship but governing 'as a socialist'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2021, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Kevin McCarthy criticized President Biden's early tenure in office for its lack of bipartisanship. "I have not met with the president one time, nor had one conversation," he said. McCarthy said that Republicans could work with Biden on a more targeted infrastructure bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP H...
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When violence is policy: How do we curb police brutality?

With high-profile savagery by the police becoming routine, what can be done to transform our broken relationship with law enforcement? The post When violence is policy: How do we curb police brutality? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Cops, Police, Police Brutality, Sap, South African Police Service, Marikana, SANDF, Fikile Mbalula, Riah Phiyega, Paul Clarke, Top Six, IPID, Andries Tatane, Coronavirus, South Africa (country


U.S. to provide Covid vaccine components, medical supplies to India

The White House said they will send raw materials required for India to manufacture the Covishield vaccine, as well as therapeutics,...
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Covid live: Italy announces €222bn package; Modi says ‘storm’ has shaken India

Italy’s package to help business and those hit the hardest by unemployment; US and UK lead efforts to help India’s crisisThe world must act: India’s Covid crisis is a dire problem for us allItaly to relax Covid restrictions as Draghi hopes ‘gamble’ pays offUK mental health patients ‘missed out on care’ during CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.46pm BST The Italian government has announced a €222 billion (£193 billion) package to boost business and help young people and women who have be...
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Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

The Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as the country deals with a spike in coronavirus cases, the White House announced on Sunday.
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US and UK lead global efforts to help India’s Covid crisis

Washington reverses vaccine export ban while Downing Street dispatches ventilators and oxygen Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInternational efforts to help India fight its devastating coronavirus crisis have stepped up as the White House said the US would immediately provide raw materials for vaccine manufacture and the UK announced it had dispatched ventilators and oxygen to Delhi.France and Germany are also set to send much-needed oxygen to India in the coming days ...
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Labour calls for Electoral Commission inquiry into PM’s flat refurbishment

Party says Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings must be summoned to give evidence on how works were paid for The Electoral Commission must legally summon Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and Conservative officials to give evidence on how the prime minister paid for refurbishments to his Downing Street flat, Labour has said.Calling on the commission to launch a formal investigation, lawyers for the party said the matter was “incontrovertibly in the public interest”. Continue reading...
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The US will help India produce more coronavirus vaccines, releasing raw materials and expanding factories in broad push to blunt its COVID-19 crisis

People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade The US will provide supplies for testing, drugs, and vaccines to fight India's COVID-19 crisis. A National Security Council spokesperson said the US is "working around the clock" to help India. Resources include raw materials and funding needed needed to ramp up vaccine manufacturing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is providing a broad package of relief...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, National Security Council, Horne, Ajit Doval, Mumbai India, Jake Sullivan, Brown University School of Public Health, US National Security Council


Outrage as No 10 rules out urgent inquiry into Covid mistakes

Exclusive: bereaved families are told that ‘people who would need to give evidence’ are ‘working round clock’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has caused anger among bereaved families by telling them it will be too busy to start an inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid pandemic for months.In a six-page letter to lawyers for thousands of families calling for an immediate statutory public inquiry, the government said “an inquiry now is not appropriate...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


UK government’s claim it is too busy for Covid inquiry prompts anger

Exclusive: bereaved families are told that ‘people who would need to give evidence’ are ‘working round clock’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has caused anger among bereaved families by telling them it will be too busy to start an inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid pandemic for months.In a six-page letter to lawyers for thousands of families calling for an immediate statutory public inquiry, the government said “an inquiry now is not appropriate...
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Lindsey Graham slams Biden as 'a very destabilizing president' who wants to 'regulate America out of business'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Sen. Graham slammed President Biden's first few months in office, calling him a "destabilizing" leader. "Economically, he's throwing a wet blanket over the recovery," Graham said of Biden. The conservative senator also derided the president as "a disaster on foreign policy." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Sunday blasted President Joe Biden, accusing him ...
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After Rep. Liz Cheney voted to impeach Trump, a male GOP colleague said he was bothered by her 'attitude'

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming). Getty Rep. Liz Cheney was chastised by several male GOP colleagues following her vote to impeach Trump. Rep. Norman of South Carolina told Cheney that she had "a defiant attitude," according to The Times. Cheney refused to apologize for her vote and the caucus decided to keep her in leadership. See more stories on Insider's business page. This past year, GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has been tested by the most conservative elements of her party.As the No....
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Fauci doesn't believe the J&J vaccine pause will increase hesitancy over the shot: It shows 'we take safety very seriously'

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he doesn't think the Johson & Johnson vaccine pause will lead to more hesitancy. The US resumed the rollout of the vaccine and regulators added a warning label about the small risk of blood clots for women under 50. Fauci said the pause should show Americans that the US takes "safety...
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Biden administration working to deploy additional supplies and support to India

The Biden administration is working to deploy additional supplies and support to India as the country faces a worsening Covid-19 outbreak, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tweeted on Sunday.
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More action, less talk, distinguish President Biden’s first 100 days

WASHINGTON — The card tucked in President Joe Biden’s right jacket pocket must weigh a ton. You can see the weight of it on his face when he digs it out, squints and ever-so-slowly reads aloud the latest tally of COVID-19 dead. Sometimes he’ll stumble on a digit — after all, flubs come with the man. But the message is always clear: The toll of the virus weighs on him constantly, a millstone that helps explain why the typically garrulous politician with the megawatt smile has often seemed downrig...
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Joe Manchin says he's 'not a roadblock' to Biden's agenda but won't be a part of 'blowing up' the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the nomination of Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., to be Secretary of the Interior on Capitol Hill in Washington. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP, File West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said he's "not a roadblock" to Biden's agenda. Manchin, a Democrat, has opposed some of Biden's policy proposals, including his hike of the corporate tax rate. Manchin has also said he will refuse to weaken or...
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Biden’s busy first 100 days, by the numbers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s opening months in office have been a whirlwind of activity during the pandemic and the start of an economic recovery. He is facing a sharp increase in the number of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the tragedy of mass shootings and lingering tensions over racial inequities, the environment and the legacy of his predecessor, Donald Trump. A look at some defining numbers from his first 100 days in office: 2.67 million – Average number of vaccines admin...
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Republicans fret over AOC backing for Biden as 100-day mark draws near

McCarthy accuses president of ‘socialist bait and switch’New York progressive voices approval for administrationAs Joe Biden welcomed a series of polls showing majority approval for his first 100 days in the White House, and prepared to address Congress for the first time on Wednesday, Republicans attacked his progressive record in office. Related: Joe Biden is giving left parties the world over a masterclass in how to use power | Jonathan Freedland Continue reading...
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