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‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024

‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024

A federal judge warned on Wednesday that Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, should be more cautious about which political leaders they follow in the future, and said that placing rioters on probation through the 2024 election could be a more effective sentence than short prison terms. “Many politicians are writing…MORE

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series finally  has a name and plot

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series finally has a name and plot

Amazon’s long-awaited “Lord of the Rings” prequel series has a name — and a slightly more detailed logline that confirms the looming presence of a certain Dark Lord. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will center on the 20 rings mentioned, but not deeply explored, in the original “Lord of the Rings”…MORE

Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill

Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which could complicate Republican support for the broader legislative package. “We are working very closely with Rosa DeLauro on the omnibus bill,” she said after the House Democrats’ weekly meeting, referencing the Connecticut Democratic…MORE

Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies
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Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies

Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned…MORE

How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government
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How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government

Americans can now sign up to get free home Covid-19 tests from the federal government. Though the website formally debuted on Wednesday, the Biden administration quietly launched it the day before. Orders began pouring in immediately. The program is part of the administration’s effort to increase testing amid the nationwide surge of the Omicron variant.…MORE

Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup

Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued an unusual statement Wednesday asserting there is no tension on the high court around masking and stressing that Sotomayor did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask while on the bench. In the rare statement, the justices said that “reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch…MORE

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’
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Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her. Go, 40, worked in mergers and acquisitions for the multimillion-dollar financial firm Deloitte Services LP and spent time helping women…MORE

Vaccination protects against Covid-19 hospitalization significantly more than prior infection, according to CDC study
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Vaccination protects against Covid-19 hospitalization significantly more than prior infection, according to CDC study

Both vaccination and prior infection help protect against new Covid-19 infections, but vaccination protects against hospitalization significantly more than natural immunity from prior infection alone, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Although the epidemiology of COVID-19 might change as new variants emerge, vaccination remains the safest…MORE

Tide is raising prices on laundry detergent
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Tide is raising prices on laundry detergent

It’s going to cost you more to wash your clothes. Procter & Gamble said Wednesday that it was raising prices by an average of about 8% on retail customers next month for its Tide and Gain laundry detergents, Downy fabric softener and Bounce dryer sheets. If retailers decide to pass off any of the increases,…MORE

Britney Spears sends cease-and-desist letter to sister demanding she stop talking about her on book tour
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Britney Spears sends cease-and-desist letter to sister demanding she stop talking about her on book tour

The public feud between Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears is far from over. Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, sent a legal cease-and-desist letter to the singer’s younger sister on Tuesday regarding her new memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.” In Rosengart’s letter, he calls the book “ill-timed” and that it makes “misleading or…MORE

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