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'Slip and Capture' Theory May Explain Gun-Taser…

Police in Minnesota say the shooting of Daunte Wright happened because Officer Kim Potter mistakenly fired her gun instead of her Taser . Various outlets are digging into the subject, with the same general conclusion: The phenomenon is real, though it's rare. Coverage: 11 times: The Minneapolis Star Tribune has found...

Family builds mobile bed for elderly dog to enjoy…

Family builds mobile bed for elderly dog so he could enjoy beach for last time

CDC and FDA Recommend Pause of Johnson & Johnson…

CDC and FDA Recommend Pause of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Due to Rare Cases of Blood Clots. Six cases of "rare and severe" blood clots have been reported by people who have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. Roughly 6.8 million people have received that version of the vaccine in the U.S. A joint statement was released by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It revealed that all the reported cases of blood clots occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48. and that the instances of clotting emerged between six and 13 days after they received the vaccine. CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance, Joint Statement of CDC and FDA, via CNN. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases. Until that process is complete, we are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution, Joint Statement of CDC and FDA, via CNN. The statement reiterated that the cases are "extremely rare", as rare as one case per million doses administered. However, it states that anyone experiencing leg pain, severe headache, shortness of breath or abdominal pain within three weeks of receiving the vaccine should contact their doctor immediately

Biden Sets a Noteworthy Date for Afghan Withdrawal

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is this September, and President Biden has decided US troops will be out of Afghanistan by then. Biden plans to make the announcement Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. President George W. Bush launched the invasion after the 9/11 attacks, and President Trump signed...

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Surge of Arctic air to bring winter back to…

The blustery cold blast of winds will send temperatures plummeting as snow is forecast to continue pushing into the Plains.

Eat Wheaties!

Trailer for 'Eat Wheaties!' starring Elisha Cuthbert, Paul Walter Hauser, Tony Hale, Alan Tudyk, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Simpsons ' Apu Actor Had His Own Reckoning

More than a year after Hank Azaria, a white actor, announced he would stop voicing the Indian-American character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons , he's apologizing in full. "I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels like I need to go around to...

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Study Finds Good News on UK Variant

The B117 coronavirus variant first detected in the UK—now the most common strain in the US —has been tentatively associated with high transmissibility, more severe illness, and a greater risk of death. But a new study appears to contradict some of those findings. Published Monday in Lancet Infectious Diseases...

This man was lost after his dog died. Then a…

This man was lost after his dog died. Then a chick came into his life.

Will Smith Pulls ‘Emancipation’ Out of Georgi…

Will Smith Pulls ‘Emancipation’ Out of Georgia in Protest of New Restrictive Voting Laws. Apple’s ‘Emancipation’ will no longer be filmed in Georgia. . The decision to pull the film from the state is predicted to cost production around $15 million, as Georgia would have provided lucrative tax rebates. . The film's star, Will Smith, and director Antoine Fuqua released a joint statement explaining their decision. . They explained that they “cannot in good conscience” film in Georgia after its passing of “regressive voting laws.”. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access, Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua, via 'Complex'. Smith and Fuqua went on to say that the new laws were reminiscent of Reconstruction era “voting impediments.”. The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state, Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua, via 'Complex'. It has not yet been confirmed where the film’s production will move to, although Louisiana is likely a strong contender.

Iran Has Defiant Response to Attack on Nuclear…

After an attack on one of its nuclear facilities , Iran is more than doubling down. A Tehran official announced Tuesday that the nation will begin enriching uranium to 60%—a significant increase from its earlier mark of 20% and much closer to the 90% required for weapons-grade material, reports the...

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'Gorilla' hail smashes windshield

Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer intercepted what he described as "gorilla hail" in Llano, Texas, on April 12, wrecking his windshield.

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Democratic Pollsters: We Got It Wrong Again

Five of the Democratic Party's six biggest polling firms are admitting "major errors" in their 2020 polling data, with "no consensus on a solution." A Tuesday letter signed by ALG Research, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, GBAO Strategies, Global Strategy Group, and Normington Petts describes a months-long effort to get a handle...

Calls for a New 'Moonshot,' This Time for an…

The world is facing a shortage of semiconductor chips, and the ramifications can be seen in the temporary closing of several US auto plants around the country, reports NPR . The chips are crucial to more than automobiles, however, and the supply crunch threatens to slow economic recovery from the pandemic....

Pigeon won't leave autistic woman after she saves…

Pigeon won't leave autistic woman after she saves her life

The Met Gala to Return With Two-Part Celebration

The Met Gala to Return , With Two-Part Celebration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Monday that it will be holding two in-person galas after last year’s cancellation. . The galas, an intimate one set for Sept. 13 and a larger event set for May 2, 2022, will launch the two-part exhibition. The first exhibition, set to open Sept. 18, will be called “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and will “explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion.”. The second portion, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens May 5, 2022 and will explore fashion in collaboration with film directors. Both exhibitions will close on Sept. 5, 2022

She Just Did What No Pitcher Has Done

Pitching a no-hitter is hard. Pitching a perfect game is harder. Pitching a perfect game by striking out every player? Well, it's unprecedented at college's top level—at least until now. North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein achieved the feat last weekend against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, reports the Dallas Morning News...

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The year historians say was the single worst in…

Despite countless human-caused nightmares throughout history, if historians have to pinpoint one year that would have been the worst to live through, it all goes back to a pair of volcanic eruptions.

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Domino: Battle Of The Bones

Trailer for 'Domino: Battle of the Bones' starring David Arquette, Tom Lister Jr., Snoop Dogg, Tasie Lawrence, Lou Beatty Jr.

Umpire Wins This Argument, Along With $500K

Umpires and players argue all the time, but this one went to court and resulted in a $500,000 payday for the ump. The strange dispute involves veteran Major League Baseball umpire Joe West and former catcher Paul Lo Duca, explains the New York Daily News . In 2019, the retired...

Japan Ready to Dump Wall of Fukushima Water

Japan has confirmed that more than 1.25 million tons of treated wastewater from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant will be dumped in the Pacific Ocean . The radioactive water pumped through three damaged reactor cores to keep them from melting will be gradually released beginning in two years, according...