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David Rutz

Chinese state media panned for pushing for Wuhan lab to receive Nobel Prize

Chinese state-run media last week eagerly amplified the foreign ministry's call for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to receive a Nobel Prize even as it faces mounting scrutiny as the potential origin of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.


Angelica Stabile

Physicist to Tucker Carlson: Climate change is ‘fiction of the media’

Climate change is a farce created by the media and the politicians it benefits, physicist Steven Koonin told Tucker Carlson in a new episode of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Today."


Cortney O'Brien

The Telegraph rips Meghan Markle's 'semi-literate' book that 'leaves Harry holding the baby'

The Telegraph was the latest outlet to savage Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's new children's book "The Bench," with brutal commentary about the "semi-literate" offering from the Hollywood actress-turned British royal.


‘Dynasty’ actress Joan Collins tells Piers Morgan late co-star John Forsythe was ‘a misogynistic p---k’

On Sunday, the actress appeared on “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories” and gave a shocking interview to the British host.


Sam Dorman

Seattle commission dismisses complaint about 'Pride' event charging White people 'reparations' fee

The Seattle Human Rights Commission dismissed concerns about a "pride" event that will charge White entrants a "reparations" fee –  telling complainants that they should "educate" themselves on the harm they might cause by attending.


Thomas Barrabi

Sen. Blackburn slams Fauci over COVID-19 lab leak theory dismissal, says he 'shielded' China from scrutiny

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of attempting to deflect criticism of his initial handling of the COVID-19 lab leak theory on Monday following a fiery interview in which he accused his detractors of being “anti-science.”


Louis Casiano

NYC police release video of man they say stabbed Eric Adams volunteer

Newly obtained surveillance video shows the moment a campaign volunteer for New York City Mayoral candidate Eric Adams was stabbed multiple times on a Bronx street over the weekend.


Peter Aitken

Family of armed Virginia Beach man killed by police sues city, seeks more than $50M in damages

The family of an armed Virginia man who was killed in a police shooting is suing the city for $50 million in damages, according to reports. 


Jessica Napoli

Christina Haack finalizes divorce from Ant Anstead

The exes will also be sharing legal and physical custody of their 1-year-old son Hudson.


After causing 14 deaths, Claudette heads out to sea

Claudette regained tropical storm status and headed out to sea from the North Carolina coast Monday, less than two days after the system killed 14 people in Alabama, including nine children who died in a highway crash.


Joe Anuta and Téa Kvetenadze

Adams references 'poll tax' in chastising Yang-Garcia alliance

NEW YORK — Leading mayoral candidate Eric Adams continued to suggest Monday that the alliance between rivals Kathryn Garcia and Andrew Yang is designed to suppress the vote of Black New Yorkers — obliquely referencing poll taxes that were once used to prevent Black voters from getting to the ballot box.

On Saturday, Garcia and Yang teamed up for the frenetic get-out-the-vote phase of the campaign as the field sprints toward the finish line. For the first time, New Yorkers will be able...


Tina Nguyen

A view from the van: On the road with New York mayoral contender Kathryn Garcia

NEW YORK — “You need to cool off a bit before we talk,” New York city mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia told me as we both sat in her giant air-conditioned van, recovering from a press conference in 90° F weather, regretting our clothing choices for the day.

Earlier, she and Andrew Yang had given a 20-minute press conference on a shadeless sidewalk in Lower Manhattan, explaining their surprising decision to campaign with each other — but without her giving an endorsement to Yang, as...


Erin Durkin, Danielle Muoio and Amanda Eisenberg

Maya Wiley says she should be mayor of New York. Former City Hall colleagues aren’t so sure.

NEW YORK — The leading liberal candidate in the New York mayor’s race already knows City Hall well: She spent more than two years as legal counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

But as Maya Wiley surges in the closing stretch of the Democratic primary, following a slew of endorsements from marquee progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), it’s that same on-the-job experience that’s giving her some trouble on the campaign trail.

Wiley in recent weeks has drawn renewed...


Carmen Paun

Biden drops AstraZeneca vaccine from latest donation

The Biden administration on Monday announced further plans for sharing coronavirus vaccines with the world, but it will no longer immediately send doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine following problems at a production plant.

The administration detailed plans for sharing 55 million doses with other countries, which will come entirely from the U.S. supply of three vaccines the FDA has cleared for emergency use, according to an administration official. Earlier this month, the administration said...

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Jonah E. Bromwich

Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan D.A.

Eight candidates are vying to take over the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office. The winner will inherit a potential Trump investigation.

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Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin

When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

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Canada to ease mandatory quarantine on some arrivals

Canada is easing its mandatory two-week quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated nationals and residents arriving in the country after traveling abroad.


Brooke Singman

Biden to continue to attend church despite possible rebuke from Catholic bishops

The White House on Monday said President Biden will “continue to attend church” despite efforts by U.S. Catholic bishops to prevent him and other politicians who support abortion policies from receiving Communion at Mass.

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