Minneapolis releases $6.4mn to police to hire new recruits, as depleted force struggles with soaring crime after calls to defund

Minneapolis City Council has voted unanimously to give police an extra $6.4 million in funding so that it hires new officers amid a steep increase in violent crime. Dozens of officers quit or on leave after George Floyd protests. The City Council voted on Friday to greenlight the release of the funds from a Public […]

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Push to Call Witnesses Throws Impeachment Trial Into Doubt

After Saturday, Democrats had intended to quickly turn Washington’s focus to the new president’s ambitious legislative agenda and the coronavirus pandemic passing grim milestones each day. Whenever it comes, the outcome promised to leave President Biden, who took office pledging to “end this uncivil war,” with the monumental task of moving the nation past one […]

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Independent UN rights expert calls for unilateral sanctions to be dropped against Venezuela

“The devastating effect of sanctions imposed is multiplied by extra-territoriality and over-compliance adversely affecting public and private sectors, Venezuela citizens, non-governmental organizations, third country national and companies”, said Alena Douhan, Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights.  Imposed by the United States, European Union as well as other countries, the sanctions have sparked economic, […]

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New details emerge in Bruce Springsteen DWI arrest

“When this is all resolved, I think, people are gonna have some serious doubts about the seriousness of this, especially when the actual details of this are revealed, including the blood alcohol level,” the source told CNN. Springsteen was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on November 14 and charged […]

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LA to temporarily close nation’s largest Covid-19 vaccine site & 4 other locations amid major shortages of Moderna jab

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has said the city will briefly shutter five coronavirus vaccination sites – including the massive operation at Dodger Stadium – due to a lack of doses, calling the shortages an “enormous hurdle.” Garcetti announced the closures during a virtual Covid-19 update on Wednesday, saying the city had burned through 98 […]

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Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

From about $500 an ounce five years ago, the price of palladium quintupled to hit a record of $2,875 an ounce last year, and is now hovering between $2,000 and $2,500 an ounce, above the price of gold. Rhodium prices have skyrocketed more than 3,000 percent from about $640 an ounce five years ago to […]

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UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

The measure announced by Iván Duque Márquez earlier in the day, granted “Temporary Protections Status” to about 1.7 million Venezuelans for ten years, many of whom lacked regular status, affecting their ability to access essential services, protection and assistance.  Today Colombia gave an extraordinary example to the region and the world by granting temporary protection […]

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‘Euphemism for censorship’? Twitter permanently bans Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft for violations of ‘civic integrity policy’

The founder and editor of the right-wing Gateway Pundit website has been permanently banned from Twitter, leaving the liberal left “thrilled” and conservatives wondering who will be silenced next. The @gatewaypundit Twitter handle belonging to Jim Hoft with more than 375,000 followers was abruptly banned on Saturday night. “The account was permanently suspended for repeated […]

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