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Infowars founder Alex Jones listens to a supporter at the Texas State Capital building in April 2020 in Austin, Texas.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 05:36

Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of a first grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 for saying the school shooting was a hoax on his radio show.

Senior Crisis Advisor of Amnesty International Donatella Rovera (center) released a report August 4, 2022 condemning the Ukrainian army for putting civilians at risk, a possible war crime.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 05:00

A report says Ukraine placed its forces near noncombatants, putting them in danger. Government officials say they evacuate civilians from combat areas, and that the report depicts "a false reality."

A painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, is shown on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:49

The relocation of the painting — a slingshot-toting rat and likely intended to protest the Israel occupation — raises ethical questions about the removal of artwork from occupied territory.

Old Gardiner Road improvement at Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:36

Yellowstone visitation is down 40% after historic floods washed out roads. One neighboring town is struggling to survive, so park officials have opened a temporary road to try to help.

President Barack Obama delivers a televised statement that Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. President Donald Trump makes a statement announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019. President Biden announces on Monday that a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:30

The way Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden announced the deaths of terrorist chiefs revealed much about their own leadership.

People bring bags of drugs into Tapestry Health's office if they suspect the drugs contain xylazine, a sedative that is starting to permeate illegal opioids and cocaine.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

The sedative xylazine is starting to permeate illegal opioids and cocaine. It does not respond to naloxone, an overdose reversal medication, and may be to blame for grisly injuries and infections.

Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within view of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on August 2.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

For months, governors of Texas and Arizona have been sending charter buses full of migrants to Washington D.C. Neither the local nor federal government greets them when they arrive.

Maori Party co-leaders Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer speak to media during the opening of New Zealand's 53rd Parliament.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

As the people of New Zealand confront their nation's troubled past with colonization, a return to the Maori name of Aotearoa is being presented to a parliamentary committee.

An April 2018 photo provided by the Chinese government shows the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning (front), steaming with other ships during a drill at sea.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

A series of military drills launched in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan this week show how China's military has made dramatic gains since the last crisis over the island democracy.

Miami-Dade County Elections Department employees check the tabulation made by voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming state primary election.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

Positive messaging about democratic values like freedom and unity seems to have a meaningful effect on whether voters say they trust voting results.

Major fire damage fills the interior at the Mountain B pub in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, about 100 miles southeast of Bangkok, Thailand.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 01:57

Video circulating on social media showed people fleeing the pub while thick black smoke billowed from the door and then the entrance through which people were escaping was suddenly engulfed in flames.

People wait at the Bank of England in London, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 00:50

Soaring natural gas prices are likely to drive consumer price inflation to 13.3% in October, the bank said. That will push Britain into recession later this year, bank forecasts show.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Thursday that she would "move forward" with Senate Democrats' spending bill to tackle climate change, health care and tax reforms.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 21:37

The Arizona senator said late Thursday that she will move forward with the Inflation Reduction Act after Democrats reached an agreement to narrow the carried interest tax provision.

Arizona Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake speaks at an election-night gathering in Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 02, 2022.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 21:11

Kari Lake, who has spent her campaign spreading election lies, was endorsed by Trump. Her rival, Karrin Taylor Robson, was backed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Attorney General Merrick Garland with Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division, announced civil rights charges Thursday related to the botched Louisville Police drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 18:18

The charges announced by Attorney General Merrit Garland on Thursday include civil rights violations, conspiracy, use of excessive force offenses and obstruction.

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