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U.S. to split 55 million Covid vaccine doses between Latin America, Asia and Africa

A person being vaccinated at the launch of the province-wide roadshows to drum up public support for vaccination against COVID 19 at Moses Mabhida People's Park on June 08, 2021 in Durban, South Africa.Darren Stewart | Gallo Images | Getty ImagesThe Bi...

Amazon Prime Day is on. These are the deals you can skip

In this articleAMZNAmazon Prime Day is underway. But not every deal is as good as it seems.The two-day shopping event, which started early Monday and runs through 3 a.m. ET Wednesday, is offering more than 2 million deals — and some are better than oth...

New York City holds its mayoral primary Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know

A polling site is seen as early voting in New York City's mayoral primary election has started as of Saturday which voters can choose up to five candidates in New York City, United States on June 13, 2021.Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesTh...

Beto’s For the People Act rally draws thousands outside Texas Capitol

The summer heat was beating down yesterday in Austin when former Congressman and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke took the stage in front of more than 1,500 onlookers. The crowd, which inclu...

Politics

USPS removes mailboxes every year, despite worries

Despite the fact that the removal of USPS mailboxes is common practice throughout the country, the debate over mail-in ballots has put the matter front and center and politicized the issue, as the nation inches closer to Election Day.The blue...

Ken Paxton: The political cockroach

The stories flooded across the country in 2015. “Grand Jury Indicts Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, on Felony Charges,” a New York Times headline read. Another by the Texas Tribune declared ...

Men accused of plot against Michigan governor also discussed ‘taking out’ Virginia Gov. Northam, FBI agent says

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor's mansion on February 2, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.Alex Edelman | Getty ImagesThe men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discuss...

Cotton warns that China may try to collect DNA from athletes during Olympics

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Texas, wrote to President Biden on Tuesday warning him that China could use the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games to harvest the DNA from participating athletes."In 2022, thousands of world-class athletes will gather to compete in Ch...

Virginia voter registration website goes down on last day to register

Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 election at an early, in-person voting location in Arlington, Virginia, on September 18, 2020.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty ImagesVirginia's Citizen Portal has gone down due to a cut fiber on Tuesday, pr...

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At 80 lakh, India administers highest single-day vaccine doses in world

In a major milestone in the fight against coronavirus, India on Monday administered over 80 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines, making it the highest single-day numbers of jabs in the world. For the sake of comparison, India has vaccinated roughly the po...

How Congress’ upcoming debt ceiling is threatening to ruin summer on Capitol Hill

Russian leader Vladimir Putin quoted Leo Tolstoy after his summit meeting with President Biden: "There is no happiness in life. Only a mirage of it."I’m not a devotee of Tolstoy or Russian literature. But there is a reason my wife sometimes refers to m...

Major lapse in Scindia’s security as cops escort someone else’s car

A case of a major lapse in the security of former Union Minister and BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has come to light. His car continued without police escorts for several kilometres. As many as 14 policemen have been suspended in connection with the matt...

Aparshakti Khurana cradles wife Aakriti Ahuja’s baby bump in latest photo from maternity shoot

Ayushmann Khurrana’s brother, Aparshakti Khurrana and his wife, Aakriti Ahuja are expecting their first child together. Recently the actor shared an adorable photo from Aakriti’s pregnancy photoshoot and his fans were in awe. In the photo, Aparshakti ...

Sheldon Whitehouse doesn’t denounce super-exclusive beach club his family belongs to

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse last week refused to apologize for his family's membership in a reportedly all-White beach club in his home state of Rhode Island, calling beach clubs "a long tradition" and saying he hopes the club will admit minority members s...

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Texas Hispanic lawmakers discuss legislative priorities with NALEO

Texas lawmakers with NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) met virtually Thursday to talk about the next steps in this legislative session.State Rep. Mary González, who is...

Mehdi Hasan calls out Dan Crenshaw’s gerrymandered district

Political reporter Mehdi Hasan successfully irked Houston’s Rep. Dan Crenshaw this week, sparking the two to go at each other on Twitter.On a segment on “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Medhi respond...

Musings: Dropped

I love a used bookstore. I think it stems from my childhood when my mother would take my brother and me to the one used book emporium in the small town I grew up in and we would explore the stac...

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Twitter had a major outage on Thursday

Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty ImagesTwitter's website was down Thursday afternoon, with users who tried...

IPL 2021 Auction: These players are in the crorepati base price club, check out their names here

The IPL 2021 Auction will be held on February 18 in Chennai at 3 PM and it is going to be a much-anticipated event. A total of 57 spots are vacant after the player release and retain list on January 22. A total of 1097 players have registered for the a...

New Hunter Biden emails detail alleged dealings with Chinese energy firm, Burisma executive

Newly obtained emails provide more details about Hunter Biden’s purported overseas business dealings dating back to 2015, including alleged efforts to secure a lucrative relationship with a Chinese energy firm and discussions with top Burisma executive...

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Men accused of plot against Michigan governor also discussed ‘taking out’ Virginia Gov. Northam, FBI agent says

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor's mansion on February 2, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.Alex Edelman | Getty ImagesThe men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discuss...

Crime wave dominates NYC mayoral debate as Yang touts key police endorsement

New York City Democratic mayoral frontrunners Eric Adams and Andrew Yang clashed over a key police endorsement on Wednesday night during a heated final debate that focused heavily on the city’s escalating violent crime crisis.Adams and Yang are among t...

Texans will be able to carry handguns in public without a license on Sept. 1 under ‘constitutional carry’ law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a "constitutional carry" bill into law on Wednesday that will allow Texans to carry a handgun in public without a license starting on Sept. 1. Under current law, residents must go through training, submit fingerprints...

Nina Simone’s grandaughter says Kamala Harris ‘bullied’ her mother to the point she ‘almost killed herself’

Legendary singer Nina Simone’s granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate while Harris was California attorney general.DEM REP CUELLAR SAYS HE HAS NOT HEARD FROM VP HARRIS ON BORDER VISIT...

JEE Main, NEET 2021 entrance exam dates, SOP, application form – Latest updates students must know

Students awaiting a decision on the dates of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are a worried lot. NEET 2021 is scheduled for August and the reg...

Returned from Washington, Texas Democrats reflect and regroup

For several Texas House and Senate members, the past week has been a whirlwind of meetings, photos, and press hits in Washington. They traveled to Washington to make a pitch regarding federal vo...

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JEE Main, NEET 2021 entrance exam dates, SOP, application form – Latest updates students must know

Students awaiting a decision on the dates of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are a worried lot. NEET 2021 is scheduled for August and the reg...

GM-backed Cruise secures $5 billion credit line as it prepares to launch self-driving robotaxis

In this articleGMCruise OriginCruiseCruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, has secured a new $5 billion line of credit as it prepares for commercialization of its autonomous ride-hailing business.The new credit, announced Tuesday, is be...

Arjun Kapoor has THIS to say on working with Malaika Arora onscreen

Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor's relationship is stronger than ever. The couple often makes public appearances and happily poses for the paps while getting clicked. They even indulge in social media banter and for a long time, fans have been quizzing t...

Texas Gov. Abbott takes shot at liberal California, New York in annual address

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took a shot at the Democratic strongholds of California and New York, arguing on Monday that they enacted policies that pushed away business."States like California and New York," Abbott said during his State of the State Address...

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JEE Main, NEET 2021 entrance exam dates, SOP, application form – Latest updates students must know

Students awaiting a decision on the dates of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are a worried lot. NEET 2021 is scheduled for August and the reg...

Amazon Prime Day is on. These are the deals you can skip

In this articleAMZNAmazon Prime Day is underway. But not every deal is as good as it seems.The two-day shopping event, which started early Monday and runs through 3 a.m. ET Wednesday, is offering more than 2 million deals — and some are better than oth...

Texas Democrats go to Washington to advocate for voting rights legislation

Less than two weeks after the historic walkout at the Capitol to stop Senate Bill 7, Texas House Democrats were again on the move, but this time nearly two thousand miles away in Washington, whe...

Watch: Tamil Nadu’s N Jagadeesan ‘bowled over’ in a funny celebration

Tamil Nadu team's celebrations have taken the cricket world by storm after winning the recent edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. This was Tamil Nadu side's second title win in the Domestic T20 competition after they won in the inaugural season...

Biden adviser’s son lands Treasury job, promoted ‘Defund the Police’

Biden aide and White House counselor Steve Ricchetti now has not one but three children working within the administration, including son J.J. Ricchetti who was just hired by the Treasury Department as a Special Assistant in the Office of Legislative Af...

Apple’s new Beats Studio Buds look and feel better than AirPods but lack a big feature

Beats Studio BudsBeatsThe Beats Studio Buds from Apple are now available for purchase for $149.99. I've been testing them for about a week and, in some ways, they're better than Apple's regular $159 AirPods. They're more comfortable. They're also the f...

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Trump to visit ‘decimated’ Mexico border with Texas Gov. Abbott on June 30

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the U.S.-Mexico border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the end of the month, which he described on Tuesday as an "unmitigated disaster zone."The president said in a press release that he had accepted A...

IPL 2021: Superman AB de Villiers at it again, rescues RCB after early blows, helps them get to 171

Adjectives fall short of describing the man, i.e., AB de Villiers. He came in at 60/3 in the ninth over at the fall of the wicket of Glenn Maxwell and stayed unbeaten till the end. On the way to his innings of 75 off just 42 balls, he became the sixth ...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and wife test positive for coronavirus

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have both tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced Friday.The couple said they were notified Wednesday that a staff member who worked closely in their living quarters had deve...

Musings: Dropped

I love a used bookstore. I think it stems from my childhood when my mother would take my brother and me to the one used book emporium in the small town I grew up in and we would explore the stac...

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‘Govinda duping Karisma Kapoor is not about him cheating’: Sara Ali Khan on ‘problematic’ plot of ‘Coolie No 1’

Sara Ali Khan has stepped into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor in the upcoming film Coolie No 1. The soon-to-be-streamed comedy flick is the remake of Govinda and Karisma's movie of the same name. Varun Dhawan plays the titular role in this David Dhawan di...

Trump impeachment lawyer calls out Senate Dems, says ex-president has no chance of ‘fair and full trial’

David Schoen, one of two attorneys who will represent former President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial this month, told "Hannity" Monday that Senate Democrats have already determined that Trump is guilty of the charge laid against him.Scho...

On DACA’s ninth anniversary, activists and lawmakers push for a pathway to citizenship

Nine years ago, DACA was officially signed into law by President Obama. Since that time, DACA has faced several legal battles, and there is still a Texas case pending that could upend the entire...

Senate sets hearing for DC statehood for June 22

The Senate is moving forward with an effort to make Washington D.C. the 51st state by scheduling a hearing for June 22. But final passage for statehood is still a longshot prospect in the 50-50 split upper chamber. The Senate Homeland Security and...

Bank customers ALERT! Link PAN-Aadhaar before deadline or face problems in banking services

The deadline to link your Permanent Account Number with your Aadhaar number is nearing. Under the new Income Tax Rules, it is mandatory to link PAN with your Aadhaar number before June 30, 2021. The PAN cards which are not linked to Aadhaar would ...

Anushka Sharma is ‘stealing workouts’ in-between her mommy duties for Vamika

Anushka Sharma is currently enjoying her time in Southampton with Virat Kohli and their daughter Vamika. The actor has been treating fans with her beautiful photos on her Instagram page. Since Anushka embraced motherhood, she has been dropping subtle h...

COVID-19: India reports 45,230 fresh cases, 496 deaths in last 24 hours

With 45,230 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's total COVID-19 tally reached 82,29,313 on Monday, according to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 496 new deaths, the cumulative toll in the country reached 1,22,6...

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Barrett cites ‘Ginsburg Rule’ of ‘no hints, no previews’ when pressed by Dems on hot-button issues

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett cited the woman she could be replacing on the high court on Tuesday, when Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked for her opinion on gay marriage.Barrett invoked the "Ginsburg ...

Texas Black Leaders discuss 2021 legislative session

The NAACP Houston Branch hosted a crucial conversation with the community at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum last week to discuss how the latest bills in the Texas legislative session will impact th...

India and Bangladesh keen on Japan for partnership on connectivity

Keen on increasing connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region, Indian and Bangladeshi foreign ministers discussed Japan as a third country for partnership on connectivity in the region. India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar was on a one-day Dhak...

JAM 2021: IISc Bangalore releases first admission list, get direct link here

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on Wednesday released the first admission list of the Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2021 for Masters. Candidates can check the first admission list on the official JAM website - jam.iisc.ac.in or joaps.iis...