Archive for August 19th, 2022

World Boxing Council Bans Transgender Pugilists

World Boxing Council Bans Transgender Pugilists

on August 19, 2022, 8:10 AM / in Sports

by Michael Tennant |  The New American The World Boxing Council (WBC) announced Monday that it is banning transgender athletes from fighting athletes of the opposite biological sex because of fairness and safety concerns. In a press release detailing its new transgender policy, the Mexico City-based WBC, one of the four major international organizations overseeing professional boxing, declared: The WBC is committed to […]

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As Strong as Iron

on August 19, 2022, 8:06 AM / in Religion

Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall. Jeremiah 1:18 Ironclad beetles are known for their tough exterior which protects them from predators. One special variety, however, has extraordinary strength under pressure. The insect’s hard, outer shell stretches, rather than cracks, where it joins together. Its flat back and low profile also help […]

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They Really Do Hate Us

on August 19, 2022, 8:01 AM / in Opinion

By Erick-Woods Erickson Before I get into today’s piece, I want to talk about Brian Stelter and Reliable Sources. Brian loves the media. When he was a student, he created a website called TVNewser that chronicled TV newscasts, focusing on cable news. It is where I’d go to find out all the gossip about the ups and downs of cable […]

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Biden Revives Biggest Offshore Oil, Gas Lease Sale in US History

on August 19, 2022, 7:57 AM / in National News

When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Aug. 16, his signature opened the door to reinstating the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history, which had been blocked by a court because of climate impact concerns. The Inflation Reduction Act includes provisions that direct spending, tax credits, and loans to bolster technologies such as solar […]

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Footage shows ‘flash mob’ of looters ransack 7-Eleven in Los Angeles

Footage shows ‘flash mob’ of looters ransack 7-Eleven in Los Angeles

on August 19, 2022, 7:47 AM / in State News

A “flash mob” of looters were caught on camera ransacking a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles earlier this week — making off with handfuls of cigarettes, snacks and other goods, authorities said. Video clips released by Los Angeles police show dozens of people, many of them not bothering to hide their faces, grabbing various items as they swarmed the chain store Monday shortly […]

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Rising Costs Wipe Out Benefit of ‘Inflation Reduction’ Act’s $7,500 Electric Vehicle Credit

on August 19, 2022, 7:40 AM / in National News

Ahead of the passage of the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act, Ford Motor Company and General Motors raised the prices of their electric vehicles, eliminating the potential benefit of the bill’s $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. Ford announced last week it would raise the prices of most of its F-150 Lightning electric vehicles between $6,000 and $8,500, and General Motors […]

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Channel Surfing Through Monetary Policy

on August 19, 2022, 7:38 AM / in National News

We’re likely to hear a lot about inflation when the grand poobahs of central banking meet next week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the annual economic conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. As a primer for that, let’s review where we stand on the various channels through which monetary policy is thought to act on inflation. […]

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Search for missing California teen Kiely Rodni stalled as party-goers refuse to cooperate with cops

Search for missing California teen Kiely Rodni stalled as party-goers refuse to cooperate with cops

on August 19, 2022, 7:35 AM / in State News

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Many partygoers who were with Kiely Rodni the night she vanished are refusing to cooperate with investigators — because they’re afraid they could get charged over “illegal activity” and then kicked out of college, California authorities said. “People aren’t talking to us,” Placer County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Angela Musallam told The Post Thursday, adding that although some have […]

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Biden officials accelerating monkeypox vaccine effort, including 1.8 million additional doses

Biden officials accelerating monkeypox vaccine effort, including 1.8 million additional doses

on August 19, 2022, 7:31 AM / in National News

The Biden administration is planning to accelerate the delivery of its remaining supply of monkeypox vaccines and will make an additional 1.8 million doses available for ordering starting Monday, officials said Thursday. Conditions: Jurisdictions will only be able to access the additional doses if they adopt the new intradermal administration of vaccine and have used 90 percent of their current […]

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Sex fiend who nearly killed NYC man with sucker punch freed without bail

Sex fiend who nearly killed NYC man with sucker punch freed without bail

on August 19, 2022, 7:26 AM / in State News

A convicted sex offender who allegedly cold-cocked a man on a Bronx street — leaving him in a coma with brain injuries — was freed without bail Thursday after getting his attempted-murder charges reduced in the unprovoked attack. Bui Van Phu, 55, was instead charged by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office with assault and harassment, both misdemeanors, for the brutal knockout punch […]

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NYC lawyer beats up attacker during fight outside office: ‘I’m no victim’

NYC lawyer beats up attacker during fight outside office: ‘I’m no victim’

on August 19, 2022, 7:22 AM / in State News

By Tina Moore and Bruce Golding | The New York Post A Queens attorney laid down the law to a man who allegedly attacked him on the street outside his legal office, amid this year’s ongoing surge in Big Apple crime, The Post has learned. James Galleshaw, 49, left his alleged assailant battered and bloody following the fight on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone […]

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Why Washington is suddenly talking about Alaska

on August 19, 2022, 7:15 AM / in National News

Alaska’s new voting system is putting its general election on the map as more of a wild card this November, as some see signs that Democrats could perform well in the traditionally red state. Alaska debuted its ranked-choice voting system on Tuesday in the special election to replace the late Rep. Don Young (R), allowing voters to rank their preferred candidates […]

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USDA: Religious schools have automatic exemption to new Title IX interpretation

on August 19, 2022, 7:09 AM / in National News

By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post  Amid objections from religious institutions, the United States Department of Agriculture clarified that it would not require religious schools to broaden their definition of sex-based discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity in order to receive federal meal funding. In a document released Friday, the USDA said that Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination from schools […]

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Yep, I Did

on August 19, 2022, 7:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Erick-Woods Erickson I sat in a bathtub, had a few beers, and watched that Zoom call. I figured doing it that way gave me the option to drown if the Zoom call became too painful. You know what? I actually liked the roll call of states, except Texas. I expected big hats and the Alamo and got El Paso […]

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Lineup refresh: Brian Stelter ‘taken off guard’ by CNN ouster

Lineup refresh: Brian Stelter ‘taken off guard’ by CNN ouster

on August 19, 2022, 6:56 AM / in National News

By Alexandra Steigrad and Thomas Barrabi | New York Post “CNN will end its Reliable Sources program on Sunday, August 21st,” a network spokesperson said in a statement. “As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors.” Reliable Sources was the longest-running show on CNN prior […]

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Capitol Buzz: Inslee declared Washington COVID emergency 900 days ago, and never rescinded it; Stakeholders tout value of Snake River dams at federal advisory meeting

Capitol Buzz: Inslee declared Washington COVID emergency 900 days ago, and never rescinded it; Stakeholders tout value of Snake River dams at federal advisory meeting

on August 19, 2022, 6:34 AM / in State News

AGRICULTURE & WATER Washington State Tree Fruit Association expects 2022 crop to be more than 11% smaller (Pacific Northwest Ag Network) USDA partners with farmworker union, stirring controversy (Capital Press) With virtual fencing, ranchers can herd cows from a computer (Crosscut) Avian Flu detected in Walla Walla, bringing total infected flocks to 31 (KEPR TV) BUSINESS, ECONOMY & LABOR Even […]

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WHO’S MINDING THE STORE AT THE WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES?

WHO’S MINDING THE STORE AT THE WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES?

on August 19, 2022, 6:33 AM / in State News

Leanne Kunze, the executive director of the Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) — the largest union of state employees in Washington — was terminated by the union’s executive board on June 24, 2022. Seven weeks later, however, the union does not appear to have announced or explained the reason for her termination to its members or informed […]

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Why is the FBI contacting local and state officials to request access to handgun permit databases?

Why is the FBI contacting local and state officials to request access to handgun permit databases?

on August 19, 2022, 6:27 AM / in State News

In July 2022, Eric Schmitt, the Attorney General for Missouri, wrote to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (copy of letter attached) to confront the FBI with reports that FBI agents had been in contact with sheriffs in Missouri to make arrangements perform audits that included onsite reviews of Missouri concealed weapons permits. With the Biden administration in office, it is […]

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Illegal charged for the murder of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd

on August 19, 2022, 6:25 AM / in State News

(Raleigh, NC) WSOC and WRAL are reporting that two undocumented migrants have been arrested in Burke County, where the U.S. Marshals Service and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrested brothers Alder and Auturo Marin Sotelo, who are being held under federal immigration detainers for “federal offense by being in the country illegally after state troopers said they found a […]

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Luke Knox, college football linebacker and brother of Dawson Knox, dead at 22

Luke Knox, college football linebacker and brother of Dawson Knox, dead at 22

on August 19, 2022, 6:20 AM / in People

Florida International University linebacker Luke Knox, the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, passed away suddenly at the age of 22, FIU Athletics announced Thursday on Twitter. FIU coach Mike MacIntyre released a statement, writing that he will always remember Knox for his passion for football and his genuine love for his family and teammates. Knox transferred from Ole Miss to Florida […]

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