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A Normal Summer Depends on These Key Vaccine Holdouts
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastIf the stars align, the United States may yet be able to vaccinate its way out of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Biden Administration says it has procured adequate amounts of highly effective vaccines so that any adult who wants to get a shot may now do so. By June or July, if we immunize most American adults and adolescents, levels of virus transmission will decrease precipitously. In an epidemiological modeling study with the CUNY School of Public Health, we found that roughly three-quarters of the susceptible U.S. population would need to be vaccinated to significantly slow or stop virus transmission. However, the new B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom) variant, among others now accelerating across the country, is more transmissible than the original virus lineages examined in our study. This means even higher levels of vaccine coverage, possibly 80 percent or higher, may be necessary.Achieving that high bar of vaccination coverage should cause steep drops in levels of coronavirus community transmission, based on emerging data that our vaccines reduce both symptomatic illness and infection. Ideally, this might mean bring us back to virus containment mode, defined (by some) as under one new case per 100,000 residents per day. While the risk of contracting COVID-19 won’t hit zero in such a scenario, most Americans could safely eat in restaurants, drink in bars, dance in clubs, and attend indoor and outdoor concerts or sporting events. They could probably do so without masks, although some with underlying conditions (or those who won’t accept any level of risk) may choose to continue wearing them. This would also mean we could feel even more comfortable with air travel domestically within the U.S. and possibly Canada, or a few other countries where transmission has also slowed.However, surveys and polls consistently point to a problem that could prevent us from achieving our public health goals—no matter vaccine technology, distribution, or effectiveness. While vaccine hesitancy cuts across the political spectrum, conservative groups dominate this space, and the U.S. still hasn’t figured out how to reach those holdouts.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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U.S. Military: We’ll Still Bomb Post-Pullout Afghanistan
John Moore/Getty ImagesThe defense intellectual Fred Ikle once wrote that every war must end. Yet the U.S. military’s plans for Afghanistan after President Biden’s announced withdrawal are its latest rebuke to Ikle.In testimony to a skeptical Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning, Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) explained that after the withdrawal of American troops, the U.S. will reserve the right to launch airstrikes, typically from drones, into Afghanistan, should it perceive a threat to its interests.“We have a number of ways to get to a ‘fix’ solution,” said McKenzie, using jargon referring to a lethal targeting designation, “ranging from precision strike at very long range, to on-the-ground options, should those prove necessary.” At a different point in the hearing, McKenzie and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) discussed how long it takes to get armed MQ-1 Predator and MQ-4 Reaper drones into the country from offshore bases.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Zappos' Goods For Good Shop Has Sustainable Face Masks, Shoes, and More
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/ZapposJust in time for Earth Day, and just when all of us are buying shoes for the first time in a year, Zappos is highlighting brands that are environmentally focused and make dedications to the community. They happen to be some of our favorite brands, and to have some of our favorite items. We’ve hand picked some of our favorites so you can grab some goods for good that are almost certainly, well, good.Adidas Face Cover: Our favorite face masks for running or exercising outside are recycled. If you’re looking for a more sustainable option, this is a great bet.Madewell Court Sneaker: Madewell recently released these shoes and we love them. Not only do they have a fun design, they are made from sustainably sourced leather, too.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Sean Hannity Drops $5 Million on Mansion Near Mar-a-Lago
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyFox News host and right-wing hanger-on Sean Hannity shelled out $5.3 million for a beach-front house on the south end of Palm Beach—less than three miles from Mar-a-Lago, property records show.The buy makes Hannity the latest in a long-line of conservative media figures to set up shop in the wealthy south Florida town, sometimes called Billionaire’s Row. After Joe Biden’s inauguration in January, Donald Trump moved down there into a 17-acre estate with three bomb shelters and a 20,000-square-foot ballroom coated in gold leaf. Ann Coulter and recently deceased Rush Limbaugh called the place home for years. Roger Ailes died at an Ocean Lane mansion in 2017, after moving to town following his Fox settlement the year prior. Borat star Rudy Giuliani has a condo nearby.Hannity made the purchase, first reported by the Palm Beach Post, on April 15, according to the deed finalized by the county clerk’s office on Tuesday—just one month after the sellers bought it themselves. Recycled clothes manufacturer Camilo Raful and jeweler Patricia Robalino first snagged the place on March 19 for $4.2 million, a 20 percent discount on what Hannity paid. The couple still owns a neighboring house, according to the Post.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Russia Abruptly Claims it Is Ordering Troops to Pull Back From Ukraine’s Border
Russian Defense MinistryFor weeks, Russia has been inflaming tensions in eastern Europe by building up a mighty force of some 100,000 troops on the Ukraine border. On Thursday, the Kremlin announced it had achieved what it wanted with the exercise, and ordered its army to pack up and go home.According to BBC News, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu made the announcement during a visit to Crimea, which was seized and annexed by Russia in the last major conflict in the region seven years ago. Shoigu said the plan of military “snap checks” had been achieved, and there’s nothing left for the tens of thousands of troops to do but to head back.“The troops have demonstrated their ability to provide a credible defense for the country,” said the minister, who added that some soldiers will be ordered to return to their “permanent bases” in Russia on Friday, and the entire operation will be completed in just over a week, on May 1.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Black Market Hospital Beds and Price-Gouged COVID Drugs Selling on Indian Twitter
Amit Dave via ReutersThe COVID-19 crisis in India has hit a new low as corrupt scammers are now prowling social media for desperate patients who are willing to pay a premium for hospital bed space and black market drugs. Video of an undercover sting operation in the Indian city of Rajkot showed a hospital worker selling a hospital bed to a desperate woman whose relative needed critical care. “I won’t take anything less than Rs 9,000,” the worker said, which is about $120. “You will get the bed in 30 minutes.” The family negotiated down to Rs 8,000 and the man called someone inside the hospital who finalized the deal. Within an hour, the sick patient is whisked through a back door of the hospital, skirting the 50 or 60 waiting cars in front. Read more at The Daily Beast.
I’m an Environmental Scientist and I Hate Earth Day
PRASERT PRAPANOPPASIN/GettyI’m an environmental scientist, and I hate Earth Day.I roll my eyes at the sudden scramble for 24 hours’ worth of eco-content and scoff at the light green veneer painted over business as usual.But most of all, I am furious that, every year, April 22 comes and goes while we continue to dig ourselves deeper towards climate and ecological debt and disaster.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Anthony Bourdain Takes Us Along on One More Global Journey
via CNN“Finding a new food you like is one of the great things about traveling.” This premise underpins the book World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, formulated from a 2017 brainstorming session by the revered and beloved late author/TV host Anthony Bourdain (who committed suicide in 2018). His “lieutenant” Laurie Woolever—a writer/editor/conduit who worked alongside him for nearly a decade—fleshed out his miscellany of opinions and predilections into a compendium. These highlight his humor, openness, and unceasing love of offal.World Travel gathers locales where he’d been the world over, yielding a pragmatic resource and indexical atlas, replete with quotes pulled from Bourdain’s vast media output, notably Parts Unknown and No Reservations. It’s a tribute, per Woolever, to Bourdain’s “acid wit and thoughtful observations and a few sly revelations of the mysterious contours of his battered heart.”The book is wide in scope but broken down into glimpses, bite-sized rather than comprehensive. With whiplash transitions, the reader is wrenched from India to Kenya to Myanmar to Peru via market stalls and restaurants. The cited spots in each locale were those memorable to Bourdain. As he himself summarized in his candid, uncontrived way, “I go places, I come back. I tell you how the places made me feel.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
How Two Drag Queens Became the Funniest People on the Planet
Jesse Grant/GettyTrixie Mattel’s makeup is its very own cultural phenomenon.The eyes are both big and small, extreme and feminine: jet-black eyeliner that swoops up from her tear ducts to her temples, like mirror-image cheese wedges occupying 30 percent of her face. Shocks of stark-white accents set off the massive eyelashes that rise off her face like Venus flytraps.The contouring is cartoonishly severe, transforming Brian Firkus of Milwaukee into the famous RuPaul’s Drag Race alum with the signature look that is part Barbie, part Kewpie doll, part Indianapolis office worker who just left a makeover at the cosmetics counter at J.C. Penny’s on her lunch break.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Stunning Instagram Hotspot is Really a Drainage Ditch
Courtesy Matt NeweyIt’s not a mirage. In Western Utah, among the Bonneville Salt Flats, are some of the most beautiful waters to be found anywhere. It looks as though a sliver of the Aegean Sea with its aquamarine-colored water has been transplanted to Mars—creating this singular strip of life carving its way through an otherwise barren wasteland.In reality it is a drainage ditch, and whether or not you can swim in it or should, well, that’s a point of contention.The Bonneville Salt Flats first started to form at the end of the last Ice Age, when Lake Bonneville, which covered approximately one-third of Utah, began to recede. This freshwater lake left large deposits of minerals in the soil, including gypsum, potassium chloride (potash), and plenty of sodium chloride (table salt). For thousands of years, the crust has been growing thicker and thicker, but within the last 50-years, things have started to change.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Black Chief: My Heart Jumps When I See a Cop Car Behind Me
Leila Navidi/APMinnesota employs roughly 11,000 police officers. Fewer than 250 are Black—or barely 2 percent in a state where 7 percent of the people are Black. Of the 417 law enforcement agencies and departments in the state, only four police chiefs are Black—less than 1 percent.One of them is Blair Anderson, the chief in St. Cloud, Minnesota, who acknowledges the disparities and his own fear of unknown police officers but also says that he has seen white officers serve communities of color with compassion. It frustrates him, he says through tears as we speak just after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, that “they get lumped in with the dumbass who does something so abhorrent that we all get painted with that same broad brush. I see them every day, and they feel like shit. They're like, ‘I didn't kill anybody.’ All I’ve done was try to serve.” He adds, “We are aware there are bad people in our profession that don’t need to be there. But the vast majority of people out here doing this job... are doing it the right way, for the right reasons.”Still, Anderson says, there’s a lot of work to be done to restore the trust that many have lost in the uniform. As residents reeled from the trauma and grief of the Chauvin trial, for example, Daunte Wright, a Black 20-year-old man, was killed by yet another white police officer in Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles from where Chauvin stood trial. A familiar outcry followed in the state where Black men and women like Philando Castile, Martha Donald, Jamar Clark, and Mark Henderson were all killed at the hands of police. Since 2000, there have been 208 police-involved deaths in Minnesota; 26 percent of victims have been Black. “I tell my officers that this uniform is a symbol of a lot of things to different people,” Anderson says. “It's a symbol of service. It's a symbol of sacrifice. But to some people, it's a symbol of oppression and brutality and violence. I'm not disavowing myself of our country's history.” In the interview below, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, the chief discusses the Chauvin verdict, rising racial tensions in Minnesota, and the future of policing.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Latin American Vaccine Tourists Flock to Texas for Coveted COVID Jabs
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyLatin America’s monied and middle classes are flocking in ever-increasing numbers to Texas for a much-coveted vaccine jab, which remains elusive in their home countries.María, a 38-year-old psychologist in Mexico City who spoke to The Daily Beast under a pseudonym, was tired of waiting for the government-run vaccination program to announce her age group. She also worried about her 68-year-old father who suffers high blood pressure and is overweight—both COVID-19 comorbidities—and was diagnosed with pericardial effusion.So Maria decided to travel to San Antonio with her husband, father, and father-in-law for vaccinations. She stayed with friends, received her first dose of Pfizer on March 1, and returned three weeks later for her second.Read more at The Daily Beast.
White House COVID Team Struggles to Explain Why We Need Masks Outside
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via GettyAs the nation passes President Joe Biden’s ambitious goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first hundred days in office with more than a week to spare, and as the “dark winter” the president forewarned gives way to summer, more and more vaccinated Americans are itching to get back to some imitation of normalcy. And for many of them, “normal” looks like being able to go outside without wearing a mask.But despite a growing scientific consensus that the risk of infection outdoors is negligible in most realistic settings, the White House’s COVID-19 task force has remained publicly adamant that the public keep wearing masks outside—at least for now.“Let’s get to the 100 days,” Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior advisor for COVID-19 response, told reporters on Monday when asked whether the president’s call for 100 days of mask-wearing might be reconsidered anytime soon. “You know one thing about President Biden: He follows the science, he listens to his scientists, and we’ve got 12 more days to go until we get there. So please mask up, everybody, because it does save lives.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Kevin McCarthy’s Strategy to Control the House GOP: Don’t
When House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) began criticizing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) during House debate on Tuesday, the QAnon-curious lawmaker quickly sought out a nearby ally on the floor: Kevin McCarthy.Greene went over to the House Republican leader, sat down next to him, and the two began whispering to one another while Hoyer spoke.The Democratic leader was speaking on Greene’s outlandish, offensive social media history, which included a past endorsement of a tweet calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s assassination.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Abbi Jacobson Still Can’t Believe She Said This to Hillary Clinton
Comedy CentralOver the course of five seasons and 50 episodes on Broad City, there are still so many things that Abbi Jacobson still can’t believe she and her co-creator, co-star, and real-life best friend Ilana Glazer got away with.Like there was the time they filmed a full-on action chase sequence through St. Mark’s Place that ended with Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson delivering a drunken meltdown monologue. Or that time they convinced Whoopi Goldberg to reprise her Sister Act role during an elaborate “Joyful, Joyful” dance sequence.But as Jacobson explains on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, the moment that still makes her laugh out loud with disbelief is when her character made a deeply personal admission to Hillary Clinton.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Last Scheme to Discredit the 2020 Election Is On, and It’s Even Crazier Than You Think
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyWhen a Republican-led coalition gathers to “audit” Maricopa County, Arizona’s 2020 election results on Thursday, the motley crew will include a former lawmaker who previously lost a police job for lying about a stolen iPad and a technology firm helmed by a proponent of election conspiracy theories.Joe Biden won the presidential election in Arizona, including in hotly contested Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Although multiple bipartisan reviews have upheld those results, and Donald Trump has long since exited the White House, a new effort to recount all of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million votes is kicking off this week. The scheme is led by actual elected officials with power, including the leaders of Arizona’s state Senate, which has tapped a Florida-based cybersecurity firm to oversee the audit.But from kooky fundraisers to a conspiracy-minded tech CEO to an auditor who lost the very 2020 election he’s auditing, the recount has eyeballs rolling.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Jimmy Kimmel Brutally Mocks Tucker Carlson’s ‘Little Girl’ Laugh
ABCFollowing the guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd this week, Jimmy Kimmel noted Wednesday night that many Americans “have spoken powerfully and passionately about the verdicts and their significance yesterday, but none spoke less eloquently than Tucker Carlson of Fox News.”The host highlighted a supremely bizarre moment from Carlson’s show the previous night in which he abruptly cut off his former corrections officer guest who dared to describe Chauvin’s actions as “savagery.”“Well, yeah, but the guy that did it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of his life in prison so I’m kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to police inaction, in case you haven’t noticed, is, like, boarded up,” Carlson said, letting out a maniacal high-pitched laugh. When his guest tried to respond, he exclaimed, “Nope! Done!” and ended the segment.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Dershowitz Wants Derek Chauvin Free on Bail: ‘He’s Not Going to Endanger Anybody’
Fox NewsCelebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz rallied to the defense of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin on Wednesday night, insisting that the former police officer should be free on bail as he awaits the appeal of his multiple convictions for killing George Floyd.At the same time, the one-time associate and lawyer of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein struck a note of sympathy for Chauvin, lamenting that the ex-cop could lose years of his life in prison if he later wins an appeal and his convictions are overturned.Appearing on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday night, Dershowitz—who is currently advising pro-Trump pillow magnate Mike Lindell as he faces a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems—first took issue with the White House saying that the “bar for convicting officers is far too high” and reform is still needed.Read more at The Daily Beast.
‘Tragic Day Here’: Deputy Fatally Shoots North Carolina Black Man While Serving Search Warrant
FacebookA North Carolina man was shot and killed on Wednesday morning by a sheriff’s deputy executing a search warrant at his home, authorities said. The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said Andrew Brown Jr., a 40-year-old Black man, was shot around 8:30 a.m. while deputies were serving a search warrant in the 400 block of Perry Street in Elizabeth City. Authorities offered few details about the shooting at an afternoon press conference, but Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten said Brown was the subject of the search warrant, adding that it is “a tragic day here.” The officer who killed Brown has been placed on leave pending an investigation.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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George Floyd Didn’t ‘Sacrifice’ His Life, Nancy Pelosi. It Was Stolen From Him.
REUTERSThe moment Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts for murdering George Floyd, white people and corporations started delivering their performative reactions.“I can breathe,” the Los Vegas Raiders tweeted out. “And for now, a nation can breathe again,” tweeted commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod. “We must remember Mr. Floyd and the change his death has spurred in the U.S. consciousness,” the BlueCross BlueShield Association tweeted out, adding that “Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are committed to doing the hard work moving forward.” But the most cringeworthy moment came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who thanked Floyd for his “sacrifice” during a press conference with the Congressional Black Caucus. “Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice,” Pelosi said moments after Chavin’s guilty verdict. “Because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice.”If you’d been living under a rock since May, you would have thought that Floyd was a martyr who was killed for his belief in racial justice instead of a man who’d been murdered by a police officer. Following Pelosi's logic, one would think that this Black father made a deliberate choice to lie down and be kneeled on for 9 minutes and 29 seconds so the world could witness his death and understand it as a necessary evil for the greater cause. In other words, Pelosi wants us to think that George Floyd like Jesus Christ: someone who chose to die or accepted his death to redeem society’s sins.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Horrendous Tragedy’: Columbus Police Identify Cop Who Fatally Shot 16-Year-old Girl
GoFundMeCOLUMBUS—The Columbus police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant on Tuesday during a chaotic encounter has been identified by authorities as Nicholas Reardon, who’s been on the force for less than two years.“I understand the outrage and emotion around this incident. A teenage girl is dead, and she’s dead at the hands of a police officer. Under any circumstances, that is a horrendous tragedy,” Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus Jr said during a Wednesday press conference, where authorities also released several new body-camera videos of the incident and the initial 911 calls.“But the video shows that there is more to this. It requires us to pause, take a close look at the sequence of events. And though it’s not easy, wait for the facts as determined by an independent investigation,” he added.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Facebook Busts Shadowy Hacker Groups Targeting Palestinian Politicos
Jack Guez/GettyFacebook has uncovered two hacking groups targeting a range of officials on opposite sides of the political divide in Palestinian politics.On Wednesday, Facebook’s security team announced that it had disrupted a hacking effort linked to the Palestinian Authority-controlled intelligence agency, the Preventive Security Service (PSS), and a campaign targeting the Palestinian Authority linked to a shadowy hacking group known as “Arid Viper.”According to Facebook, the PSS-linked hackers targeted non-governmental journalists and human-rights activists as well as government targets across the region, including in the Palestinian territories, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, and Turkey.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Meghan McCain Decries Greg Gutfeld’s Chauvin Remarks: ‘There’s No Empathy’
ABC NewsApparently disgusted by Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s remarks about the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, The View’s Meghan McCain on Wednesday called for conservatives to “stop politicizing” the outcome of the murder case while suggesting Gutfeld has “no empathy.”Shortly after Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges of killing George Floyd, Gutfeld drew audible groans from his Fox colleagues when he said he was “glad that [Chauvin] was found guilty on all charges, even if he might not be guilty of all charges,” because the verdict “keeps this country from going up in flames.” He defended his position by claiming his “neighborhood was looted” last year and he doesn’t “ever want to go through that again.”Gutfeld’s nuclear take on the Chauvin trial eventually set off an on-air implosion after Fox News analyst Ted Williams asked whether the Fox host was “off his meds,” causing the Fox star to melt down on live television.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Nope! Done!’: Tucker Carlson Cuts Off, Mocks Ex-Cop Who Dared Criticize Derek Chauvin
Fox NewsTucker Carlson devoted much of his Tuesday night show to staking a decidedly anti-anti-Chauvin position, complaining that former police officer Derek Chauvin was only found guilty of murder because jurors were afraid of Black Lives Matter and suggesting the verdict shows that the U.S. has “already given up on civilization.”At the same time, the far-right primetime star melted down when a former New York corrections officer who described Chauvin’s actions against George Floyd as “excessive” and “savagery,” letting out a bone-chilling laugh in his guest’s face while cutting him off mid-sentence.While interviewing Ed Gavin, a former deputy sheriff at the New York City’s Sheriff’s Department, Carlson asked if anyone will want to become a police officer moving forward in a post-Chauvin environment. Gavin, for his part, said he believed “people will still become police officers” before focusing his attention on Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Russia Plunges Into Era of ‘Dictatorship’ as Putin Looms Over Eastern Europe
MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEVMOSCOW—The day began with a dystopian wave of pre-emptive arrests. Many of his opponents were already under lock and key by the time President Vladimir Putin used an annual state of the nation address to remind people what happens to popular uprisings within striking distance of the Kremlin.With Russian troops massed on the border of Ukraine in numbers not seen since the invasion of Crimea, Putin gloried in the fate of the pro-Western movement in Kyiv, seven years after he annexed a chunk of its territory.Similar forces were at play in Belarus, Putin said, where the CIA was accused of stirring up a coup plot against the pro-Russian leader, who rigged elections last year. Putin has helped President Lukashenko crack down on the protest movement, which sprung up against the blatantly stolen election.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Softest Bras I’ve Tried Are Parade’s Newest Bralettes
Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/ParadeScouting Report: These bralettes from Parade are made from the same material as their incredible underwear. They can accommodate cup sizes up to DDD with adjustable straps and hook-and-eye closures.If there’s one article of clothing that I’ve become incredibly picky about over the last year, it’s bras. I am fully fed up dealing with uncomfortable undergarments whose only functions, it seems, is to dig into my sternum, slide off my shoulders, or embed into my ribs. I’m done! That’s why when I got the chance to try Parade’s newest bralette line — a first for the underwear line — I was ecstatic. It’s everything I love about their underwear, just in a bra.The bralettes are made from the same soft and supple fabric that the brand’s fabulous underwear is crafted from. Re:Play is made from soft, recycled yarn which makes it soft, breathable, and cooling. Plus, it stretches 2x times its size, according to the brand. Each bralette has a layer of the Re:play fabric with a cotton lining for extra softness. These bralettes are not just comfortable, but also supportive. The band itself is made from an ultra-light fabric so there’s no red marks or digging, even after wearing it all day. The two styles (Triangle and Scoop) both feature adjustable straps and a classic hook-and-eye closure, unlike the pullover styles of other bralettes. They come in multiple colors including soft neutrals and bright and bold solids. But the best part, by far, is the sizing options. Not only do they run from XS-2XL (which includes A-DD cups), but they also have options for DD-DDD with thicker straps for even more support, which is incredibly rare for a bralette. There’s even a handy size guide to make sure you get the right fit.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The New Abnormal Has Turned One And Is Celebrating 20 Million Listens
The Daily BeastIt’s been a weird year--some might even say an abnormal year--but we’ve had a consistent bright spot: the loyal listeners of The New Abnormal podcast. Thanks to you, we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary with a major milestone: twenty million listens. Producer and host duo Jesse and Molly sat down for a speed-round of twenty questions to celebrate in style. Check out Molly’s hilarious and insightful responses in an exclusive mini-episode here or scroll down to see some of our faves:Q: Describe yourself in a hashtag.A: #frostingcanbeafoodgroupRead more at The Daily Beast.
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Indian Hospitals Run Out of Oxygen After Foreign Sales Boom
Danish Siddiqui via ReutersHospitals in the Indian capital of New Dehli are pleading that if they don’t get vital supplies of oxygen, they will run out within 24 hours, putting the lives of hundreds of COVID-19 patients in peril as many local media outlets claim the government exported oxygen supplies that could have averted the current disaster.India is gripped by one of the worst third pandemic waves in the world, topping more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day for a week. Hospitals are horrifically overcrowded, with patients sharing beds in some cases. In the western state of Maharashtra, where nearly 60 percent of all COVID-19 cases have been reported, 22 patients died Wednesday after a leak caused the oxygen tank they were using to run out. “The oxygen tank had a leak while refilling, and that caused deaths of 22 patients,” Suraj Mandhare, health official in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, told Reuters. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Prince Harry Flies Home, Skipping Queen’s Birthday, as Hopes Fade for Reconciliation
VICTORIA JONES/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesPrince Harry has flown home to California—missing the queen’s first birthday as a widow—amid growing evidence that his visit to the U.K. did not significantly improve “strained” relations with his father and brother despite some positive signs.Harry arrived at LAX airport Tuesday afternoon, getting back to his home in Montecito by 4pm local time, reports.He is understood to have flown into Los Angeles on an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow. A chauffeur-driven MPV was seen leaving the private terminal at LAX and arriving at their Montecito mansion.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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These Shower Steamers Woke Me Up Better Than Coffee
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonScouting Report: These are Bath bombs but for shower people, perfect if you have allergies or are just in need of a morning jolt. I’m not a bath bomb person, mainly because I’m not a bath person. Don’t get me wrong, baths are all well and good. The issue is really that they just are a whole ordeal. You have to run the bath, and then get in the bath for like, 30 minutes and just, sit there? Well, if you’re not a bath person either, you’re in luck. I recently found out about a way to enjoy bath bombs in the shower.Instead of bath bombs that look like little orbs, Cleverfy’s Shower Steamers come in little hockey pucks. They are extremely easy to use. All you do is plop one on the ground in the shower, and aromas begin to waft their way up to your nose. It helps me a lot with congestion I’ve been having related to seasonal allergies and after a shower, I feel more rejuvenated than ever. Each pack comes with 6, and each has a different scent so you can try and find your favorite. Scents include, lavender, menthol & eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit, and peppermint. I personally like the lavender for an end of the day shower, and the peppermint for an early morning shower.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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