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Gun v. Taser: Does Potter’s shooting of Daunte Wright make sense?

In yet another police involved shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed in his car after he was pulled over for an expired car registration according...

Musings: Greg Abbott is beatable

Governors in the United States generally enjoy warmer relationships with voters than their colleagues serving in Congress. There are a number of reasons for that phenomenon, not the least of whi...

U.S. sells more than $175 billion in weapons to foreign governments, nearly 3% higher than last year

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.Source: US NavyWASHINGTON — The U.S. sold $175 billion in weapons to foreign gove...

IPL 2021: After winning toss against MS Dhoni, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson keeps coin yet again

It seems that Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson - since becoming the captain of his side - has had an obsession with pocketing the toss coins. In the 12th clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between RR and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), ...

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DeSantis embraces YouTube alternative as conservatives battle Big Tech

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is embracing a YouTube alternative after the Google-owned platform removed a video featuring the Republican governor and public health experts, claiming they shared misinformation.As conservatives battle Big Tec...

Dems’ Green New Deal 2.0 ‘not the way forward’ on climate change: Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg, president of Copenhagen Consensus, slammed Democrats’ plans to reintroduce the Green New Deal, stressing that a "smarter approach" is needed. The author of "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, a...

Biden’s recovery plan for families set to cost more than $1 trillion, extend enhanced child tax credit

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 15, 2021.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden's next economic recovery package will cost at least $1 trillion and extend ...

Virgin Galactic shares drop after Cathie Wood’s new space ETF dumps nearly half its holding

In this articleVABKVirgin Galactic's spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020.Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic shares fell in trading Tuesday after Ark Invest's space exploration ETF sold nearly half its stake in the spa...

Whitmer blames Michigan coronavirus numbers on travelers after top staffer vacationed in FL

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday blamed travelers for a growing number of B117 coronavirus variant cases — after asking for "grace" for a top staffer who took heat for a recent vacation in Florida. "At the end of the da...

Kamala Harris says migrant crisis won’t ‘be fixed overnight,’ hasn’t spoken with El Salvador, Honduras leaders

The migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is one that "is not going to be fixed overnight," according to Vice President Kamala Harris, who last month was appointed by President Biden to manage the U.S. response to the crisis.Since receiving her bord...

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Mary Carey, former porn star, running for California governor as Newsom faces recall

A former porn star is throwing her hat in the ring for California Gov. Gavin Newsom's job.Mary Carey announced this week she's running for California governor, as the former adult actress joins a crowded field of candidates looking to replace...

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Covid spread on immigrants, criticizes Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday criticized President Joe Biden for calling his decisions to lift Covid-19 restrictions and mask mandates earlier this week "Neanderthal thinking" and blamed the state's ongoing outbreak on undocumented immigrants.Abbo...

State Bank of India news: Apply for 149 SBI Specialist Cadre Officer posts – Check details, last date for applying

The State Bank of India (SBI) has invited applications for 149 Specialist Cadre Officer posts in the organisation. Eligible candidates can apply online through the State Bank of India's official site - sbi.co.in. It is important for candidates to note ...

About 150 Cadillac dealers take GM buyouts rather than invest in EVs

General Motors released this teaser image of an illuminated Cadillac crest on the front of the Lyriq ahead of the crossover's debut.GMDETROIT – About 150 General Motors dealers have accepted buyouts and will stop selling Cadillacs as the Detroit automa...

Are Democrats trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices? ‘The Big Saturday Show’ investigates

The Big Saturday Show investigated why Democrats are pushing a plan to pack the Supreme Court, suggesting it may be a ploy to intimidate existing justices.Former Congressman and Fox News Contributor Sean Duffy noted it was unlikely that Speaker of the ...

Detroit police chief slams Rashida Tlaib: ‘I’d love to see her resign’

Detroit Police Chief James Craig went after Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after her latest call for "no more policing" in the wake of 20-year-old Daunte Wright's death after a police traffic stop in MinnesotaTlaib has faced a mounting backlash after cal...

CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021 CANCELLATION: CBSE takes this BIG decision

At a time when lakhs of students, parents and teachers across India are urging the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Central government to cancel or postpone the CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021 due to ririsng COVID-19 cases, it was...

‘Money kills conscience’: Netizens irked at Pooja Bedi’s anti COVID lockdown post, she defends her stance

Amid the announcement of a 15-day curfew in Mumbai, former actress, columnist and wellness entrepreneur Pooja Bedi shared a video with her fiancé Maneck Contractor in Goa, on Wednesday, advocating people to not live life in fear and spend their days be...

Maxine Waters’ ‘get more confrontational’ comment is latest in history of heated rhetoric

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., drew attention for saying Saturday night that if a Minnesota jury does not convict Derek Chauvin of murder for the death of George Floyd, protesters should "get more confrontational," but this call to action was par for th...

China cool to Biden administration attempt to negotiate nuclear deal

China pushed back Friday on calls from the Biden administration to address growing concerns about Beijing's nuclear stockpile, calling Washington's worries "groundless" and a "vilification."Following a five-year extension of the New START Treaty b...

Abbott, Austin’s clash over homelessness remains red hot

Last Thursday, Austin City Council voted unanimously to purchase a North Austin hotel to help address its much-maligned housing issues. The move, which came at a cost of $9.5 million, is expecte...

Newly discovered chameleon is the size of a seed, possibly smallest reptile on Earth

In an astonishing discovery, scientists have come to found out the existence of what is being termed as the smallest reptile on the planet Earth. The male Brookesia nana or how it is being referred to as a nano-chameleon has a body of just 13.5 mm leng...

COVID-19: All schools, hostels in Ladakh’s Let district closed till April 30 – check details

In view go of the rising cases of COVID-19, the Ladakh administration on Saturday (April 17) announced that all schools including residential hostels and schools in Leh district shall remain closed for all classes with immediate effect till April 30. ...

Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship EQS electric sedan to take on Tesla

In this articleDAI-DE2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EVMercedes-BenzMercedes-Benz believes its new EQS sedan will redefine the all-electric luxury vehicle segment as it competes against Tesla and a growing number of emerging start-ups and legacy automakers.The ...

Conway makes case for Trump reelection: ‘The antidote to uncertainty is not more uncertainty’

Reelecting President Trump is in the best interest of the American people, former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told Fox News' "Democracy 2020 Election Preview" Sunday.“I think that we’re missing what’s most important to Americans,” Conwa...

Sen. Tammy Duckworth profusely tweeted about unproven Russian bounty report

The White House said this week it did not have sufficient evidence to support a report repeatedly mentioned by some Democrats, like Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who alleged that Russian agents had offered bounties to the Taliban to attack U.S tro...

Bayern Munich outclass Dueren in German Cup football, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting shines on debut

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting enjoyed a successful Bayern Munich debut, scoring two goals and setting up another in a 3-0 win over amateurs Dueren in the German Cup first round on Thursday. With a busy schedule of matches in a crowded calendar to come, coac...

Somehow Ken Paxton’s Corruption Cases Get Even Worse

Even if he is unlikely to resign as Texas Attorney General, the outlook for Ken Paxton keeps getting grimmer. It was already reported that Paxton is being investigated by the FBI for bribery and...

How a Texas-based company ended up at the center of one of the worst hacks in history

Thanks to the craziness of the past year, one of the biggest stories of 2020 may have gone under your radar. In one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in American history, hackers penetrated th...

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MLB should return All-Star Game to Atlanta, conservative group says: ‘Baseball went broke for wokeism’

The American Conservative Union is calling on Major League Baseball to return the All-Star Game to Atlanta after moving it from Georgia due to the state’s new voting law, saying its decision threatens "the future" of baseball.The organiz...

Trump White House can’t end census early, judge rules

President Trump won't be allowed to end this year's census a month early after new evidence presented by Census Bureau officials indicates that an early deadline could lead to severe undercounts, a federal judge ruled Friday.U.S. District Judge Lucy Ko...

Surgeon says pausing J&J vaccine for younger populations makes sense, but could be lifted for older age groups

Dr. Atul Gawande said he "thinks there is something distinct going on here" when it comes to blood clotting and Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine."We have an unusual kind of blood clotting syndrome, very specific to these vaccines, i...

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Shankar says no non-bailable warrant issued against him in Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai starrer ‘Enthiran’ plagiarism case

'Enthiran' director Shankar, on Monday, denied the claim that a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him in the Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Enthiran plagiarism case. Shankar's reaction comes after several reports cl...

Happy birthday Harshvarrdhan Kapoor: Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor share sweetest wishes on actor’s 30th birthday

Bollywood actor Harshvarrdhan Kapoor turned 30-year-old today. The actor had a special birthday celebration with his family. His sister Sonam Kapoor shared a video from the celebrations, in which Harshvarrdhan was seen going shy in front of the camera....

93rd Academy Awards: Oscars 2021 to be reinvented as a movie with masks, longer speeches

The Oscars ceremony next week will have the look and feel of a movie, giving winners more time for speeches, while coronavirus masks will play a major role, producers of the show said on Saturday. The coronavirus pandemic and a trio of new producers ha...

At United Nations, India raises issue of misuse of blasphemy laws by Pak against minorities

 India has raised the issue of misuse of the blasphemy law in Pakistan against minorities. According to India, currently, at least 80 people are in prison in Pakistan for the crime of "blasphemy", with at least half of them facing life sentences o...

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Cuomo aides receive subpoenas in sexual-harassment investigation

The New York state attorney general’s office has subpoenaed dozens of officials in the Cuomo administration, including his top aide, requesting that they produce documents as part of an investigation of sexual-harassment accusations against the governo...

Border Patrol nabs 3 convicted child sex offenders in 2 days, amid migrant surge

Border Patrol agents in Texas picked up three convicted child sex offenders among groups of illegal immigrants in just two days -- the latest sign of the potential dangers posed by the migrant surge at the southern border.Customs and Border Protection ...

Biden HHS pick refused request to bring humanitarian aid to Cuba on infamous 1996 trip: report

President Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly refused a request to bring humanitarian aid to Cuba during a 1996 trip where he met with Fidel Castro.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, then a...