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Chris Rock and Jimmy Kimmel Roast the Humorless 2021 Oscars
ABCComedian Chris Rock on Thursday seemed glad to have not taken part in last month’s Academy Awards ceremony, which for the third straight year took place without a host.Rock, who hosted the event in 2005 and again in 2016, had also told some jokes at last year’s ceremony alongside Steve Martin.The most recent iteration of movies’ biggest night featured no comedians, however, but rather a cast of presenters who were mostly actors and actresses.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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I’m a Pediatrician and Can’t Wait to Throw Out My Mask. But Here’s Why I’m Concerned.
GettyLike everyone who has taken the pandemic seriously and upended their lives to keep themselves from getting or spreading COVID-19, I am extremely excited to be able to put my life back together again.Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new, and much more liberated, set of guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. Everyone who is two weeks past their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson one, can return to both indoor and outdoor activities in most settings. This is wonderful, and very welcome news, though I’ve gotten used to lip syncing to Dua Lipa while doing my grocery shopping, and will probably just keep doing it even if everyone will be able to see me now.Since I’m a pediatrician, my work life will still be masked for now, given that health-care settings are one of the exceptions to lifting masks for vaccinated people. One of these days, I hope I’ll be able to let my patients see me smiling at them again. But I’m happy to do everything I can to make sure those patients are safe.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Liz Cheney Calls Out Fox News on Fox News: You Have ‘Obligation’ to Say ‘Election Wasn’t Stolen’
Fox NewsA day after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was booted from Republican leadership for pushing back against the “Big Lie,” she appeared on Fox News and explicitly said the network had an “obligation” to tell its viewers that the “election wasn’t stolen.”Following months of Cheney’s criticism of former President Donald Trump’s repeated lies about the 2020 election, House Republicans voted on Wednesday to remove her as conference chair. The Wyoming congresswoman has remained defiant, however, driving home the message that the Republican Party needs to be “based on truth” and should pull itself away from the embrace of Trump, who will “drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy.”During her Thursday evening appearance on Fox News’ Special Report, Cheney took the opportunity not only to question her party’s relationship with the truth but also to demand that Fox News do its part to clearly inform its viewers that Joe Biden is the legitimately elected president.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Israel Begins Military Ground Offensive Against Hamas in Gaza
Reuters/Ibraheem Abu MustafaThe Israeli military says it has launched ground operations against Hamas in Gaza, a major escalation of the conflict that is likely to leave many more dead.Both side have conducted increasing amounts of aerial warfare against one another in recent days, with Hamas firing more than 1,500 rockets at Israel and Israel leveling airstrikes against Hamas, including several Thursday. Israel claims to have killed more than 30 Hamas militants and struck more than 600 targets. Palestinian officials say more than 100 people have been killed in Gaza, including 27 children.Amid the fighting, mobs have also taken to the streets in Israeli cities in localized bouts of violence that authorities are still struggling to contain.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Crypto Mogul Vitalik Buterin’s $1B Donation of ‘Petcoins’ to Charity Backfires
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo GettyThe world’s youngest crypto billionaire donated approximately $1.5 billion to a COVID relief fund and other charities—paid out almost entirely in a selection of meme cryptocurrencies named for different dog breeds that then tanked in value.Vitalik Buterin, whose personal fortune first surpassed $1 billion early last week, donated several kinds of cryptocurrencies, three of which are dog-themed and created largely as jokes: Shiba Inu (SHIB), Akita Inu (AKITA), and Dogelon (ELON).The gifts were collectively valued around $1.5 billion at the time they were made. But within hours of the transactions, the meme coins’ prices plunged—in no small part due to the billionaire’s massive transfers. In a neat illustration of crypto’s volatility, Buterin’s donations effectively depreciated themselves.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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New Mask Guidance Is a Huge Gamble, Experts Say
Ollie Millington/GettyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued new guidelines that marked the beginning of the end of indoor mask use and social distancing for vaccinated people in America. Those who are two weeks past their final COVID-19 shot can also drop their masks outdoors in large crowds, a context in which the CDC continued to recommend mask use as of two weeks ago.“We have all longed for this moment, when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press briefing. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” she added.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Texas Passes Bill That Would Create Anti-Abortion Vigilantes
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyTexas lawmakers have sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would allow anyone in the state to sue over an abortion performed past six weeks—essentially turning right-to-lifers into courthouse vigilantes.The law is a twist on the increasingly popular “heartbeat” laws that ban abortions past the date that a heartbeat can be detected—usually around six weeks’ gestation. (Experts say most embryos do not have a heart at this point, and that the technology is likely picking up an electric signal flutter.) Nine states have passed such six-week bans since 2013; all have been challenged in court and have yet to go into effect.What differentiates Texas’ bill—and what some lawmakers hope will make it more effective—is the ability for private individuals to sue to enforce it. Under the law, any person who believes that an abortion occurred after a fetal heartbeat can be detected can sue—for minimum suggested damages of $10,000. And they can sue any number of people: the abortion provider, an abortion fund that helped pay for it, even a friend or family member who drove the woman to the clinic.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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‘Critical Race Theory’ Paranoia Brought Out the Fringe to This School
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyOn Tuesday evening, as the Los Alamitos, California, Unified School District board convened for a virtual meeting about sensitivity training for teachers, a crowd of protesters gathered outside their vacant offices.“This is part of a large indoctrination mess that you see going on from the progressive left, from decrepit, corrupt government entities wanting to destroy the family and push the culture of death,” one of the demonstrators, self-described anti-LGBT activist Arthur Schaper, said on a livestream.Another demonstrator, Jesse Suave, was wearing a shirt that read “fuck antifa” and “death to antifa, free helo rides,” in reference to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s penchant for throwing leftist foes to their death from aircraft.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Ellen’s Farewell Tour Is Already a Whiny, Tone-Deaf Disaster
Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show is ending, as it should and as the fates, allegations of a toxic environment, and Dakota Johnson foretold.The upcoming season 19 of the series, which has produced over 3,000 episodes, will be its last. It tees up a goodbye tour for a host who radically changed daytime television, the entertainment industry, and, when it comes to acceptance of the LGBT community, our entire culture. Now she is mostly known as the person who, according to reports, turned out to be the tyrant that had long been whispered about, announcing her departure while complaining about the circumstances.Eighteen years ago, Ellen danced into TV history on the first episode of her talk show. Now, she’s sulking her way out. The dancing, this time, seems to be happening on the show’s grave.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Endless Airstrikes Push Gazan Hospitals Hammered by COVID to the Brink
ANAS BABA/AFP via Getty ImagesHospitals in the Gaza Strip were suffocated long before the most recent round of bombardment by Israeli forces. But now, health-care officials are faced with the impossible task of tending to the mounting number of citizens wounded in relentless attacks on the strip.On top of the COVID-19 crisis that killed almost 1,000 and infected up to 100,000 residents of the enclave, health-care workers in Gaza are tasked with caring for the roughly 500 that have been injured in a barrage of airstrikes on the strip over the past few days.“The situation here is very difficult, I can’t describe the horror in words,” a worker for the Red Crescent in Gaza told Haaretz on Thursday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Active-Duty Marine Charged for Fighting With a Cop During Capitol Riot
FBIAn active-duty Marine Corps Major, who allegedly pushed a cop during the Capitol riot so thousands of fellow insurrections could enter the building, was among a fresh crop of alleged rioters to be hit with federal charges Thursday.Christopher Warnagiris, a 40-year-old who has been stationed at the Marine Corps base in Quantico since last summer, has been hit with a slew of charges, including assaulting officers and obstruction of justice. He was arrested on Thursday in Virginia and is set to make a court appearance in the afternoon. He is one of dozens of current and former law enforcement officials charged over the Jan. 6 riot. Videos and photos showed Warnagiris—wearing a dark jacket with green zippers, a military green backpack, and gloves—trying to enter the Capitol through the East Rotunda doors with a slew of others. While Capitol Police officers attempted to hold the large crowd at bay, they eventually lost ground and a group of rioters managed to push the doors open, according to a criminal complaint. Warnagiris seemed to “use his body to keep the door partially open” to help others inside.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Cops Took Down an Alleged Tree-Trimming Serial Killer Mid-Murder
Tehama County District Attorney's OfficeFive days after Ryan Scott Blinston had finished trimming trees at Loreen and Homer Severs’ California home last May, the 37-year-old decided to go back and take care of some unfinished business.After forcing his way into the elderly couple’s house in Los Molinos, about two hours outside of Sacramento, Blinston cut both of their throats—instantly killing 88-year-old Loreen, authorities say. While her 91-year-old husband miraculously survived, the attack marked the start of a grisly two-month crime spree, during which Blinston allegedly killed two other people he targeted while working for a tree-trimming service.“This case is different from other homicides we have dealt with. There was no fight, no jilted lover, no drug deal gone bad. None of these murders were anything like that,” Tehama County District Attorney Matthew D. Rogers told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “They were just purely random attacks of defenseless people.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Finally Ditch the Mask Inside
Sean Gallup/GettyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or physically distance while in most indoor settings.“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky during a COVID-19 briefing. “We have all longed for this moment.”Walensky cautioned that passengers on public transport, including buses and airplanes, still need to wear masks. She said that guidance may change as the scientific evidence continues to be reviewed.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Meghan McCain’s Ready to Move on From the Insurrection: ‘It Was Four Months Ago’
ABC NewsThe View’s Meghan McCain dismissed concerns about Republican denialism of the Capitol riots on Thursday, declaring that the January insurrection “was four months ago” and that her colleagues should be more focused on whether or not she can get gas in her car.On the same day that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was booted from her GOP leadership position because she continued to push back on former President Donald Trump’s election lies, a number of House Republicans openly embraced Jan. 6 trutherism during a House hearing on the insurrection—which was incited by Trump’s false stolen election narrative.Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), for instance, said it was a “bald-faced lie” to call the violent riots an insurrection, insisting that the MAGA mob storming the Capitol looked like “a normal tourist visit.” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who is tied to the organizers behind the Jan. 6 events, claimed federal investigators were “harassing peaceful patriots” by arresting and indicting the rioters.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Gaetz Wingman Joel Greenberg Set to Plead Guilty in Sex Crimes Case
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Handout/GettyJoel Greenberg, a close associate of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, is set to plead guilty on Monday to federal charges as part of a plea agreement with the feds.On Thursday, an Orlando federal court scheduled a “change of plea hearing” in Greenberg’s case for Monday—an indication that he has reached a deal after reportedly working with federal authorities since last year.Greenberg currently faces a 33-count indictment on a slew of crimes. Since his initial arrest last June, the indictment has expanded from stalking and identity theft to include charges of stealing from the tax office he once led in Florida and sex trafficking a minor—a 17-year-old girl who Greenberg claimed in a confession letter had been paid to have sex with him and a number of his associates, including Gaetz.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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This Is My Go-To SPF Moisturizer Each and Every Morning — It's Got Me Covered Every Day
Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/AmazonScouting Report: Not only does Oar + Alps Everyday Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer boast SPF 37 protection, but it also has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E for a more moisturized face.The worst sunburn I ever got came not as the result of a trip to the beach, not during an all-day outdoor music festival, and not during some hot and sunny summer day frolicking about outdoors. In fact, it happened while I was a few miles above sea level in sub-freezing temperatures and surrounded by snow.I was climbing Mt. Rainier, and during much of day two of the ascent, the sun glaring down from a cerulean sky and reflecting off the glacier at my feet led to such an intense burn that for days after my nose and cheeks looked like the underside of a tortoiseshell. My skin cracked and peeled and finally sloughed away, a process that was the opposite of comfortable, to put it mildly. I had been covered from head to toe, even wearing goggles for much of the climb, but as my body temperature rose, I had exposed much of my face to cool down a bit, and the sun wasted no time teaching me the error of my ways.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Israeli Strikes Have Razed 21 Media Outlets in Gaza This Week, Says Non-Profit
Reuters/Ibraheem Abu MustafaTwenty-one media outlets were reportedly destroyed this week as Israel pummelled Gaza with airstrikes that obliterated two tower blocks.The Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have been blamed for the vast majority of deaths in the rapidly worsening conflict. According to the Associated Press, 83 Palestinians—including 17 children—have now been killed, and seven people have been reported dead in Israel. Violence broke out overnight with multiple videos showing rival Arab and Jewish mobs dragging people out of their cars and attacking them on the streets.The non-profit Reporters Without Borders said in a statement that it believes 21 media outlets had their offices razed when Israeli airstrikes hit two tower blocks in Gaza City. The Al-Jawhara Tower was said to be home to 14 media outlets, and the larger Al-Shorouk Tower housed seven. Both were destroyed in this week’s Israeli strikes, with one falling on live television on Wednesday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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These Adjustable Dumbbells Are Perfect for Any At-Home Workout
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonScouting Report: Keep your home gym free of clutter with one dumbbell that does the work of four.At the beginning of every year, I promise to make working out a priority. But when my gym closed early last year, I used it as an excuse to binge eat in front of the television instead. One season of Bridgerton and way too much ice cream later, I decided it was time to get off the couch and start looking for creative ways to keep up with my workout routine at home.Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to get ripped, but I make a point to include some form of strength training in my workouts, and I've always favored free weights over bulky weight machines, especially at home. Not only do they help build muscle, but they allow you to move about more freely and incorporate dynamic exercises like walking lunges and squat presses that challenge balance and coordination.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Solving a Scotch Mystery
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Alamy/ShutterstockIf you’ve ever taken a tour of a distillery you’ll no doubt have heard the ethereal phrase: the angel’s share.It’s also been used as a name for restaurants, bars and hotels. It’s a bakery in west London and a massage parlor in Lyon, France. It’s a fragrance (with woody whisky notes), an extravagantly flowering bearded iris and an Irish racehorse. It’s a tune by jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and a song by French crooner Philippe Lavil. It’s been used as a name for numerous brands of wines and spirits, and for one of the most famous spirits auctions in the world. Six twenty-first century books have used it as a title, from crime thrillers to erotic literature. It’s a Ken Loach film featuring a mythical cask of single malt Scotch and a gang of Glaswegian ne’er do wells, starring Scottish whisky expert Charlie Maclean.But for all its familiarity, have you ever wondered where the phrase the “angel’s share” originated?Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Debt Collectors Spending Big to Block a Crackdown
GettyBy David SirotaTwo months ago, debt collectors won a victory when congressional lawmakers allowed stimulus checks to be garnished by creditors and government agencies. Now, as the credit industry hits a jackpot during the pandemic, the leading lobby group for debt collectors has more than tripled the amount of cash it funnels to lawmakers as it campaigns to block upcoming Democratic legislation to protect millions of Americans from the repo man.At issue is a package of bills designed to restrict the $13 billion debt collection industry, as new Federal Reserve and Census Bureau reports show consumer and medical debt has skyrocketed during the pandemic.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Here’s How America Could Actually Vaccinate the World
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyIt’s not too late for the United States to become the world’s vaccine superpower, producing and exporting enough doses to protect entire countries against COVID-19.Under pressure to help countries such as India that are suffering devastating surges in infections and deaths, the Biden administration has begun to cut through some of the bureaucratic red tape standing in the way. But experts say the White House should be ruthless when it comes to zeroing out rules and regulations that prevent U.S. firms—and the government itself—from shipping more doses overseas.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Americans Became Soccer’s Biggest Villains
Barrington Coombs - PA Images/GettyThe two most successful teams in British soccer history face off in Manchester on Thursday. Liverpool versus Manchester United is the biggest rivalry in the Premier League: With the two stadiums just 28 miles apart, each clash between the teams is anticipated for months, and this year was no different, except... they were really supposed to do it last week, until a massive, unprecedented protest caused the match to be postponed.There have been protests before, but this one was different because the crowd broke into the stadium and invaded the pitch. To a football fan, the pitch is the closest thing to a holy place.“It’s like the Pope's pulpit,” said Kevin Baxter, a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. So, Manchester United fans knew exactly what they were doing when about 200 of them broke into their beloved stadium, Old Trafford, last week and stormed the pitch. They broke barriers and climbed gates while one picked up and threw a camera tripod and others grabbed corner flags, causing the postponement of the much-hyped game against Liverpool, which was due to be played in an empty stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions. By the end, clashes between supporters and police resulted in one man arrested and six officers being injured.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Aaron Pierre on Enduring the Trauma—and the Triumph—of ‘The Underground Railroad’
Kyle Kaplan/Amazon StudiosThere is something about the way Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed the films Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, frames a close-up. It’s a lingering, somewhat romantic gaze invigorated with a slight change in zoom. The actor stares directly through the camera, as if breaking the fourth wall. It makes you feel like you instantly know them.Whether it’s an extra who isn’t seen or heard from again or the protagonist whose journey we follow, Jenkins renders a sudden humanity in them. Especially in those dramas, which center around Black characters battling the demons hurled at them by an unjust society, there’s a poignance to that, one that is almost revolutionary: the marginalized whose stories are relegated to the background, whose humanity is rarely explored onscreen, instantly demanding your compassion, that you know their truths. That they aren’t only their pain.That’s what happens when Jenkins trains his camera on Aaron Pierre, not to mention the entire sprawling cast of the new Amazon drama series The Underground Railroad, launching Friday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mehdi Hasan and Ayman Mohyeldin Are Doing Something Radical for Cable TV: Presenting the Palestinian Side
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyBritish American television anchor Mehdi Hasan, who hosts an eponymous Sunday night program on MSNBC and a weeknight show on NBC’s streaming Peacock Network, has spent the past several days challenging the U.S.-media status quo by doing something practically unheard of on an American television outlet.So has Egyptian American journalist Ayman Mohyeldin, the anchor of a weekday afternoon show on MSNBC.Covering the increasingly lethal exchange of rockets and bombs between Hamas militants in Gaza and the Israeli Defense Force—which as of Wednesday night had killed an estimated 65 Palestinians, including 16 children, and seven Jewish Israelis, including a 5-year-old child—Hasan and Mohyeldin are devoting substantial airtime to the Palestinian point of view.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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The GOP’s New Heroes Are All Killers, Kooks, and Creeps
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThere is no civil war in the Republican Party—the Confederates won long ago.Instead, we are witnessing the end of a long molting process as the GOP slithers into its final form: a counter-majoritarian, fascist entity.Republicans are shedding their masks and hoods, spitting out their dog whistles and outright embracing the Big Lie and the violent insurrectionists, conspiracy theorists, and racists who make up the party’s base and, increasingly, its representatives in Congress.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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MAGA Moron Mo Brooks Proves Alabama Isn't Sending Their Best
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyDespite steep competition, the state of Alabama has given America some of its stupidest and nastiest Republican politicians.There’s Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the hideous yet hapless Trumpist who mentored hatemonger Stephen Miller. Roy Banned-From-Some-Malls Moore. Coach-turned-Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who gave an interview where he said so many stupid things (misidentifying the three branches of government, saying the U.S. fought in WWII to “free Europe of Socialism”) that it crashed the website of the Alabama Daily News.But I submit to you that the stupidest, nastiest Alabama Republican of them all may be Rep. Mo Brooks. Yes, Mo (short for Morris and, unlike the leader of the real Stooges, this congressman and follower spells it without an “e”) says things like “racism is over” and “criticism of Jeff Sessions is part of a war on whites.” But then a lot of GOP House members say stupid, racist, appalling things.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Totally Preventable Death of a Brooklyn Icon
via FacebookDolores Perri was an 82-year-old paragon of seemingly ageless health: an effervescent pescatarian who exercised religiously, ran in a dozen marathons, and counseled others on nutrition when she was not helping her husband run the iconic model slot car track Buzz-a-Rama in Brooklyn.But like some in alternative health circles, she was a vaccine skeptic. She shared the views of her longtime mentor, Gary Null, a talk radio host and self-described alternative medicine expert. She believed, despite all evidence to the contrary, that vaccines long in use are toxic and that too little is known about the new ones developed for COVID-19.When her 57-year-old son, Frank, told her in March that he himself had been vaccinated, the lifelong Brooklyn resident had the opposite reaction most parents in the virus-ravaged borough would have.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Samantha Bee Breaks Down Just How Crazy America’s Gun Laws Are
TBSAs mass shootings in the U.S. return to their disturbing pre-COVID frequency, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee aired a special episode on Wednesday about gun violence, why it has become the norm in this country, and how to put an end to it.Bee began “Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns” by noting some statistics that by now shouldn’t be surprising: that Americans have 40% of the world’s privately-owned guns despite making up only 4% of the global population, that there are more guns than people in the U.S., and that the number of gun murders nationally far surpasses that of other developed countries.This is partly due to the ease with which one can buy a gun, as well as the availability of certain types. To portray the many faults with this status quo, Bee recalled a past public safety issue that also claimed thousands of lives before people decided to do something about it.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Questions Pile Up in Baffling Case of Missing Alabama Baby
Screenshot/ALEAThe parents of a 5-week-old baby who disappeared this week gave a press conference Wednesday where they begged for the public’s help in finding their son but offered confusing accounts of what exactly happened. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, which sent out the first alert about missing Caleb “CJ” Whisnand, Jr., initially said he was last seen on Saturday night. But police in Montgomery County, Alabama, say they received a 911 call late Monday evening from a Circle K convenience store along a highway outside Montgomery about the missing baby, who weighs 10 pounds and was last seen in a camouflage onesie. Further details of the infant’s disappearance have not been made public, though police say they are reviewing security footage.The father, Caleb Whisnand, and mother, Angela Gardner, did not refer to their son by name during their Wednesday remarks. Whisnand repeatedly stressed that he could not recall many details about the disappearance. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Hannity Insists Liz Cheney Wasn’t ‘Canceled’: She Was ‘Fired’ for Being ‘Selfish’
Fox NewsFox News host Sean Hannity threw some more dirt on Liz Cheney’s grave on Wednesday night following her ouster from House Republican leadership, insisting that she wasn’t “canceled” but instead “fired” from her post because she was “selfish.”After drawing the renewed ire of twice-impeached former President Donald Trump and pro-Trump Republicans in recent weeks, the conservative Wyoming lawmaker was unceremoniously kicked to the curb on Wednesday morning. Her crime? Refusing to go along with the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was “stolen” from Trump due to widespread voter fraud.“Liz didn’t agree with President Trump’s narrative and she was canceled,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) said of his GOP colleagues’ decision to strip Cheney of her leadership position.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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