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American Politics

Chuck Schumer wants $1.5B to help New York get its insane number of guns off the streets, but will it help?

One thing is for certain and two things are for sure New York has a gun problem and New York doesn't quite know how to deal with it. According to Majority leader Chuck Schumer -- Democrats are prepared to ask the federal government for more than $1.5B in federal funds for a gun task force like team to help combat the extreme rise in gun violence. As many New Yorkers know, New York City has experienced a wild increase in gun violence and crime over the course of the past two or so years. Any New Yorker who has the Citizen app doesn't even have to leave their home to find out how many shootings there were in the area anymore. “The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T and F,” he said at a press conference in Manhattan. “I am...
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Here’s how to donate to our “Reader Support” programme

As many of you know we do not actually accept corporate donations of any kind and instead depend on reader donations and our advertising revenue (both of which have been spectacular throughout the years.) In response to user feedback, we've now got a stripe portal that allows you to directly donate to us bypassing most middlemen. Click here to donate to our newspaper.
American Politics

Biden ‘s nominee for fed position is facing some pretty radical racist accusations that are almost entirely untrue

Students at Michigan State University might recognise this name. Lisa Cook one of their shining professors is up for a position at the Federal Reserve as one of Biden 's nominees to the Board of Governors. But in right-wing fashion, Professor Cook is facing some pretty racially charged accusations that are actually entirely untrue but appear aimed at the fact she's a Black woman. She'd be the first Black woman ever on the board if actually successfully confirmed. “This is not the place in this time of great peril for purely race-based appointments,” former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro told the right-wing Daily Caller. “Professor Cook is more qualified to coach an NFL team than manage what may be a looming collapse of our economy from a perch at the Fed. When that collapse c...
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Gun used by acquitted Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse to be destroyed

Kyle Rittenhouse will apparently not actually get his gun back. According to ABC News, the judge presiding over the case as to whether or not he could approved an agreement on Friday that would see the gun destroyed. Officials for the district attorney's office confirmed to the outlet that the gun would in fact be destroyed sometime in April. Rittenhouse was all but 17 when he shot and unlawfully (but got away with it anyway) three people during the Kenosha protests in response to police violence and other things. Rittenhouse maintains he was defending himself regardless of that fact.

A massive win has been handed to environmentalists

A win that stretches clear into the Gulf of Mexico over rights to drilling and the like over millions of acres. According to the judge's ruling, the U.S Interior Department did not adequately take into account or thought the issues that would arise in terms of climate change and planet warming problems.  US District Judge Rudolph Contreras ultimately decided that among the millions of acres the U.S attempted to lease for drilling that the environment was more important. In the 86 page ruling, Contreras did send the plan back to the Interior Department for further review and required changes before it could actually proceed in any kind of way. Via The AP.

Oath Keepers leader to remain detained as he is considered a major public safety concern

Oath Keepers (that's a terrorist org at this point) will go forth without their leader as he will remain behind bars due to being a flight risk. According to UPI, that leader has been identified as Elmer Stewart Rhodes who is being held on sedition charges over his role in the 6 January terrorist attacks that took place against the United States of America. U.S judge Kimberly Johnson wrote in the following order that she has granted the government's request to keep him behind bars. "Defendant's authoritative role in the conspiracy, access to substantial weaponry and ability to finance any future insurrection, combined with his continued advocacy for violence against the federal government, gives rise to a credible threat that the defendant's release might endanger others by foster...
Celebrity News

Spotify will remove Neil Young ‘s music because they sided with Joe Rogan and his misinformation campaign

In a not so stunning move, music giant Spotify has announced that instead of siding with the right side of common sense they have chosen profits over anything else. According to the company, the company will comply with a request made by legendary recording artist Neil Young to remove his music or remove Joe Rogan. As NBC News notes, the company has decided to remove Young 's music instead of tackling the misinformation at the helm of Rogan 's many podcast episodes. In a statement, the company claims that it will welcome back Young at any point in the future but largely missed the mark as to why Young made the ultimatum to begin with. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young, 76, said in an open letter to his manager and record label that was posted to his Neil You...
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Nancy Pelosi is running for Congress again

But it does not appear that she is in the running to remain Speaker of the House. According to the Huff Post, the 81-year-old speaker has announced on her social media pages that she is in fact seeking Congressional re-election as a member of the Democratic Party. https://twitter.com/TeamPelosi/status/1486097075142021128?s=20
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Wells Fargo is ending bounced check fees

Following behind Bank of America who announced their own similar moves earlier this week. According to CNN, Wells Fargo is ending bounced check fees indefinitely along with a host of other changes. In the same announcement, the bank also confirmed that it would now be providing much earlier access to paychecks than before along with at least a 24 hour period before any overdraft fees are incurred. "Core to Wells Fargo's evolution is making sure we stay focused on our customers, first and foremost," said Mary Mack, CEO of Wells Fargo Consumer and Small Business Banking, in a statement. "The enhancements we're announcing today add to changes we've made previously and give our customers more choice and flexibility in meeting their needs." These changes on Wells Fargo's end are se...

No plea deals for killer cops who murdered George Floyd

The homicide case of George Floyd will go forth. According to ABC News, federal prosecutors have announced that no plea deals will be given to any member of the killer cop group who killed the innocent Minnesota man. Previously, the murder of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests in response to the growing number of cases involving extreme police violence against ordinary citizens. Those defendants are: J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The defendants joint trial is set to begin next week and is expected to be sensational. The federal trial for the additional three in the case (sans Chauvin) is set to begin 20 January with its jury selection.
New York

Massive blaze in the Bronx kills 19 people injures a total of 63

A huge blaze over at an apartment complex in the Bronx is catching headlines this weekend. According to police, a 19 story apartment building in the area caught fire on Sunday afternoon injuring at least 63 people 19 of which are dead which includes a reported 9 children. Fire officials confirmed that 32 of those people are listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The blaze reportedly happened at 333 E 181st St on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building.
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Aston Martin ‘s first ever NYC showroom is coming: Report

Considered to be one of the most exclusive cars in the world -- Aston Martin is coming to New York City. According to the New York Post, the $5m car is soon set to be placed in New York City in the car dealerships first ever showroom in the area. As a one off of course due to the idea that thieves probably will be targeting the car before it even arrives. The showroom is coming to 450 Park Avenue according to the Post's report.
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COVID infections may increase the risk of diabetes in children: Reports

People under the age of 18 have a reported higher risk of developing diabetes. According to a new study by the CDC, those under that particular age are at a much higher risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes after recovering from the often deadly Coronavirus. The study “highlights the importance of COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination, for all eligible persons in this age group, in addition to chronic disease prevention and management,” the researchers state.
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Rooney Mara to play Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn in glamorous biopic

Movie star Rooney Mara is preparing to take on the role of a lifetime. According to CNN, Mara is set to play none other than Golden age screen legend Audrey Hepburn (good choice by the way.) Hepburn herself died in 1993 at the age of 63 from cancer but not before starring in classics like Breakfast at Tiffany 's and numerous others. Variety reports that the film appears to be a part of APPLE STUDIOS.
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CDC: You definitely shouldn’t take a cruise right now

Cruisers should probably hold onto their tickets or call their cruise lines for refunds. According to USA TODAY, amid the latest U.S covid surge and advice from the CDC -- cruises are being cancelled by the numbers in wake of the surge as a whole.  "Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit," Norwegian said in a statement. Norwegian has cancelled near future sailings on at least 8 of its ships against the backdrop of the surge.  The cancelled ships on Norwegian are: the Getaway, Pearl, Sky, Jade, Star, Sun, Spirit, and Pride of America. Meanwhile Royal Caribbean has also suspended at least 3 of its ships including Symphony of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, and Serenade of the Seas. The suspensions will last cruise line wide ...
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SCOTUS: Court could deal major blow to Roe v Wade *any* day now

Whether or not you follow the Supreme Court it is important for everybody to know exactly what is happening behind the scenes at the court. According to reports, a decision on Roe v Wade and its inevitable future is almost imminent within a matter of days. Brnovich v. Isaacson  is expected to trigger a tidal wave of decisions across the U.S that likely will help further reinstate abortion laws that are done and well dead. Via Vox

Reports: Citigroup poised to fire unvaccinated employees at the end of the month

Citigroup is the latest US employer to begin the process of mass firings among unvaccinated workers. According to CNN, a story carried this evening has confirmed that those who haven't been jabbed will be placed on leave on 14 January and likely fired by month's end. This comes as the Supreme Court is overhearing arguments whom are trying to overturn and stop Biden 's wide-ranging vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 heads. The bank had originally announced such plans way back in October. Reports indicate that such a move makes Citigroup the first known WallS Street player to follow through with such a strict mandate.
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South Korean star Kim Mi-Soo has abruptly passed away at the age of 29

South Korean T.V star Kim Mi-Soo who starred in things like Homebound and other projects has passed away at the age of 29. According to CNN International, the news was announced by her reps and agency though it is unclear how she actually passed away. "We're having to share extremely heartbreaking and sad news. Actor Kim Mi-soo has suddenly left us on January 5," the statement reads. "The bereaved are currently extremely heartbroken at this sudden grievous news."We sincerely ask to refrain from sharing rumors or speculative reports, so the shocked and saddened family can reverently commemorate the late actor."The funeral will be held in private in accordance with the family's will."We hope you would pray for the late actor to rest in peace, and once again, we send our deepest cond...
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