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No, Ilhan Omar didn’t say that police shouldn’t exist because there are Jewish cops

If Your Time is shortThis claim appears to have originated in a self-described satirical blog post.See the sources for this fact-checkAmid the trial of...

"DMX received COVID vaccine days before heart attack."

The rapper DMX, born Earl Simmons, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 1, 2011. He died April 9 at...

Chase half flips on pledge not to launch independent bid for governor

Del. Amanda Chase threatened to bolt the Republican party and run for governor as an independent last December when the state GOP decided to...

Says Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee was “not on neck of George Floyd.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testifies in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is charged with causing the death of...

“Kids at the border: 2,600 highest number Trump, 12,000 currently under Biden.”

A photo taken from night video provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows smugglers after they dropped two children from the top...

COVID-19 is caused by a virus and autopsies do not violate WHO policies, as posts claim

If Your Time is short• COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not by bacteria. • The World Health Organization does not prohibit autopsies on people...

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Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said that Republicans are considering voting to open debate and offering amendments on the hate crimes measure. Some...

Attorney Lin Wood: Blasting South Carolina’s top Republicans

Lin Wood, the pro-Trump attorney seeking a GOP leadership role in South Carolina, took on two of the state’s most notable Republicans on Tuesday...

Republicans pray for truce after Trump attacks on McConnell

“We’ve got issues as a party, with the demographic trends going against us, and we don’t have a lot of margin for error,” said...

Pence launches group as Trump officials line up new roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence launched a new advocacy group on Wednesday as he and other Trump officials look to boost...

Hawley hauls in $3M after attempt to block election results

It represents a massive increase for Hawley. By comparison, he raised just $43,000 during the first quarter of the last election cycle, immediately after...

LGBTQ

How strongly does President Biden support LGBTQ rights? We asked the man who knows best. / LGBTQ Nation

Reggie Greer, the Biden campaign's LGBTQ+ engagement directorPhoto: Biden-Harris CampaignFor LGBTQ people, President Joe Biden’s inauguration meant more than the Democrats taking back the...

Brandi Carlile hid Ellen’s coming out episode on a tape labeled with her boyfriend’s name / LGBTQ Nation

Brandi Carlile performing in 2018Photo: Andy Witchger/via WikipediaOut lesbian musician Brandi Carlisle told Ellen DeGeneres that she recorded Ellen’s famous coming out episode when...

Last weekend’s Saturday Night Live was the queerest in forever / LGBTQ Nation

Bowen Yang on Saturday Night LivePhoto: ScreenshotLast weekend’s Saturday Night Live was perfectly utterly queer. Whether it was out cast members Kate McKinnon and Bowen...

Tech

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - In this October 2016 file photo, construction continues on the Dakota Access pipeline. A hearing was scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2021,...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new...

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Nearly quarter of Hoosiers 16 and up vaccinated for COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Indiana residents age 16 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday.A...

No, Ilhan Omar didn’t say that police shouldn’t exist because there are Jewish cops

If Your Time is shortThis claim appears to have originated in a self-described satirical blog post.See the sources for this fact-checkAmid the trial of...

Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said that Republicans are considering voting to open debate and offering amendments on the hate crimes measure. Some...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - In this October 2016 file photo, construction continues on the Dakota Access pipeline. A hearing was scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2021,...

Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month’s military coup

A video of the arrest of Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw as he was photographing Myanmar security forces charging at anti-coup protesters shows him being held in a chokehold as handcuffs are placed on him

China’s legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected to be on the agenda

Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries, are headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting how those that loosen restrictions despite warnings from scientists see a spike in the pandemic while others that keep social distancing measures in place are able to reopen their economies sooner

Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not enough arms to inject them into

Ethiopia says it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of several hundred people

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of airborne assaults the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen

A marathon court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s national security law entered its fourth day on Thursday, as the court deliberates whether the defendants will be granted bail

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed support for his attorney-general, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a teenager

A Canadian judge has found guilty a man who admitted using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto

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Nearly quarter of Hoosiers 16 and up vaccinated for COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Indiana residents age 16 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday.A...

No, Ilhan Omar didn’t say that police shouldn’t exist because there are Jewish cops

If Your Time is shortThis claim appears to have originated in a self-described satirical blog post.See the sources for this fact-checkAmid the trial of...

Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said that Republicans are considering voting to open debate and offering amendments on the hate crimes measure. Some...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - In this October 2016 file photo, construction continues on the Dakota Access pipeline. A hearing was scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2021,...

How strongly does President Biden support LGBTQ rights? We asked the man who knows best. / LGBTQ Nation

Reggie Greer, the Biden campaign's LGBTQ+ engagement directorPhoto: Biden-Harris CampaignFor LGBTQ people, President Joe Biden’s inauguration meant more than the Democrats taking back the...