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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Tom Cruise was lauded with a surprise Palme d’or tonight at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere capping off a big day for the 3x Oscar nominee at the Cannes Film Festival. Prior to receiving the Palme, which wasn’t expected, he was given a tribute reel before the film played. As a prelude, French fighter jets took the …

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UK Mint Marks 50th Pride Anniversary With 50p Coin

The BBC reports: A rainbow 50p coin will be minted to mark the the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement in the UK. The coin features Pride in London’s values of Protest, Visibility, Unity, and Equality in rainbows with the Pride progression flag. It has been designed by Dominique Holmes, an east London artist, writer, and LGBTQ+ activist. This will …

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Biden Invokes Defense Production Act For Baby Formula

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act in a major step to boost the supply of baby formula. The announcement means the federal government will prioritize key ingredients for formula production and compel suppliers to provide the needed resources to formula manufacturers. In addition to invoking the 1950 law, which allows the government to …

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De Blasio Forms Committee To Explore US House Run

Gothamist reports: Five months after leaving office, former Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that he would form an exploratory committee to run for the newly drawn 10th Congressional District, which includes Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn areas of Park Slope and Borough Park. De Blasio is among seven individuals have so far expressed interest in the 10th District …

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State Department Reopens US Embassy In Kyiv

The Week reports: The U.S. has reopened its embassy in Kyiv after having closed it three months ago, just before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday. “Today we are officially resuming operations at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The Ukrainian people, with our security assistance, have defended their homeland in the face of …

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QAnon PA Senate Candidate Blames Hannity’s “Flat-Out Lies” For Her Loss: “He Sowed Seeds Of Disinformation”

“Never forget what Sean Hannity did in this race. Almost single-handedly, Sean Hannity sowed the seeds of disinformation, flat-out lies every night for the past 5 days, and that was hard to overcome, apparently.” – QAnon Pennsylvania US Senate candidate Kathy Barnette, who came in third with the winner still yet to be determined. On Monday, Hannity suddenly decided that …

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FL Students Hold Giant Letters Spelling Out N-Word

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Martin County School District is investigating after a photo showing six middle school students spelling out a racial slur was posted on social media. Tuesday afternoon, district officials confirmed the photo was authentic. They said it was taken by students at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Palm City. Each student in the …

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Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Pro-GOP House Map

The Associated Press reports: Kansas’ highest court on Wednesday upheld a Republican redistricting law that makes it harder for the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation to win reelection in a big victory for the GOP. The state Supreme Court declined for now to declare that overly partisan gerrymandering violates the Kansas Constitution. The ruling sets district boundaries less …

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