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Two Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park

It’s a big news day for wildlife. The Associated Press reports: For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison, park officials said Thursday. A 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday as they were returning to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead. …

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Teenage Girl Loses Leg In Florida Shark Attack [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A girl suffered serious injuries Thursday when she was attacked by a shark at a beach in Florida, authorities said, continuing a frightening trend in the state that accounts for nearly 40% of unprovoked shark bites worldwide. Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett told CBS affiliate WCTV that the girl had surgery and lost her leg, but is …

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US Median Age Up 3.4 Years Since 2000 To 38.8 Years

Via press release from the US Census Bureau: The last two decades have seen the country grow continuously older. Since 2000, the national median age – the point at which one-half the population is older and one-half younger – has increased by 3.4 years, with the largest single-year gain of 0.3 years coming in 2021, bringing it to 38.8 years, …

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Gun Owners Sue To Carry On Washington DC Transit

The DCist reports: Three D.C. residents and one Virginia resident are suing D.C. over its prohibition on carrying concealed handguns on Metrorail and Metrobuses within the city, kicking off a legal battle spurred by last week’s Supreme Court ruling that raised constitutional questions about an array of limits on carrying guns outside the home. In the lawsuit, the four plaintiffs …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ketanji Brown Jackson Gets Sworn In

NPR reports: Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Biden nominated Jackson in February, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. Jackson will take two oaths during the livestreamed event: a constitutional oath, …

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North Korea Likely Behind $100 Million Crypto Theft

Reuters reports: North Korean hackers are most likely behind an attack last week that stole as much as $100 million in cryptocurrency from a U.S. company, three digital investigative firms have concluded. The cryptoassets were stolen on June 23 from Horizon Bridge, a service operated by the Harmony blockchain that allows assets to be transferred to other blockchains. Since then, …

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Roe Overturn Spurs Surge In Vasectomy Requests

The Washington Post reports: Thomas Figueroa always knew he didn’t want children. Growing up in Central Florida, he remembers his classmates getting pregnant as early as middle school, and had considered getting a vasectomy for the past few years. But after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, he rushed to schedule one. He registered Monday for a …

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SCOTUS Justice Breyer To Officially Retire Tomorrow

ABC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the most senior member of the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing, said he will officially step down from the bench at noon on Thursday, relinquishing his duties as a justice and clearing the way for the swearing-in of the nation’s first Black female justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. “It has been my great …

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Turkey Agrees To Have Finland And Sweden Join NATO

Sky News reports: Turkey, Sweden and Finland have signed a memorandum for the two Nordic states to join NATO, removing a Turkish block to the accession process. It comes after the leaders of the three nations spoke at a NATO summit in Madrid. The traditionally neutral nations decided to apply for NATO membership following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of …

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Ghislaine Maxwell Gets 20 Years On Trafficking Charges

The New York Post reports: Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 in prison Tuesday for her role in helping powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls, capping off a dramatic fall from grace for the British socialite turned-convicted sex-trafficker. Maxwell’s sentencing marked the end of the federal criminal proceedings against her in the Southern District of New York, where she …

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Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Pre-Roe Abortion Ban

The Texas Tribune reports: Abortions up to about six weeks in pregnancy can resume at some clinics in Texas for now after a Harris County District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks an abortion ban that was in place before Roe v. Wade. “It is a relief that this Texas state court acted so quickly to …

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Airbnb Permanently Bans House Parties At Its Rentals

Via press release from Airbnb: At Airbnb, we believe the neighborhoods and communities in which we operate are as important as the Hosts and guests who use our service. We know that the overwhelming majority of our Hosts share their homes responsibly, just as the overwhelming majority of guests are responsible and treat their listings and neighborhoods as if they …

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Cruise Ship Damaged In Alaska Iceberg Collision

Cruise Hive reports: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed to Cruise Hive that the Norwegian Sun cruise ship made contact with a small iceberg (growler) due to dense fog during its voyage in Alaska. As a result, the ship has been forced to skip a port of call and head to Juneau to assess the damage. The remainder of the Norwegian …

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Senate Sergeant-At-Arms During Riot Dies At Age 71

Newsweek reports: Conspiracy theories have been spread online following reports that Michael Stenger, the former Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw security on January 6, 2021, has died. Details on the circumstances around Stenger’s death aged 71 are still unknown. Reports that Stenger had died on Monday were revealed by Politico’s correspondent Katherine Tully-McManus and Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Stenger, along with …

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Judge Strikes Down NYC Non-Citizen Voting Law

The New York Daily News reports: A Staten Island judge struck down a city law Monday that would give some noncitizen New Yorkers the right to vote in local elections, ruling that the expansion of electoral participation would violate the state constitution. The so-called Local Law 11, which was adopted in January, would let green card holders and some immigrants …

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MSNBC Taps Alex Wagner For Maddow’s Time Slot

The New York Times reports: MSNBC has named Alex Wagner to succeed Rachel Maddow as the weekday host of its 9 p.m. hour four days a week, turning to a political news veteran to fill one of the network’s most important time slots. Ms. Wagner, 44, is a fixture of Washington journalism with roots in progressive news and opinion outlets. …

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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks FDA Ban On Juul Sales

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court on Friday granted a temporary reprieve to Juul Labs that will allow it to keep its e-cigarettes on the market, pending further court review of a decision just a day earlier by the Food and Drug Administration to ban sales of the company’s products. It will be up to the appeals …

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Hacker Rips Off Cryptocurrency Startup For $100M

TechCrunch reports: A hacker has exploited a vulnerability to steal $100 million from Harmony’s Horizon Bridge, which allows users to transfer their crypto assets from one blockchain to another. Harmony, the U.S. crypto startup behind Horizon, said in a blog post on Friday that it was notified of a “malicious attack” on its proprietary Horizon blockchain bridge on Thursday. Blockchain …

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Court Okays $1B Settlement In Florida Condo Collapse

NBC News reports: A judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement topping $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people, one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history. The decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman came a day before the one-year anniversary of the Champlain Towers South disaster …

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Musk Claims New Tesla Factories Are Losing “Billions”

Bloomberg News reports: Elon Musk said Tesla Inc.’s new plants in Germany and Texas are losing “billions of dollars” as the electric-vehicle maker tries to ramp up production. “Both Berlin and Austin factories are gigantic money furnaces right now,” the chief executive officer said in a video interview with Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley posted online Wednesday. The comments, part …

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