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Every Ohio GOP State Senator Sent Envelopes Of Poop

The Columbus Dispatch reports: All 25 Republican members of the Ohio Senate were mailed envelopes full of feces on Thursday morning launching a federal investigation. The packages arrived after being sent almost a week earlier from a Cleveland post office. The packages were intercepted by Statehouse, Cleveland and Akron post offices before reaching the senators, according to a statement from …

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Lawyer: Musk Admitted Tesla’s Fault In Fatal Crash

Bloomberg News reports: Elon Musk told the father of a teenager who died in a Tesla Model S crash that the carmaker made a mistake in removing a speed limiter from the vehicle without the father’s permission, a lawyer for the family said in court. Curtis Miner, the attorney, told a jury Thursday that the billionaire chief executive officer of …

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Florida Cop Busted Driving Nearly 5X Over DUI Limit

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: Apopka Police officer Oscar Mayorga, 25, was in full uniform when Eustis Police officers pulled him over on Monday. Body camera footage shows the interaction Mayorga has with officers during questioning. Mayorga seems visibly disoriented and his speech is slurred as he is placed on a stretcher. Mayorga denies being intoxicated and refuses a field sobriety …

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Assassin Murders Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Reuters reports: Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving leader, died on Friday hours after he was shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, shocking a country in which political violence is rare and guns are tightly controlled. A man opened fire on Abe, 67, from behind with an apparently homemade gun as he spoke at a drab traffic island …

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Pork Giant Settles Price-Fixing Suit For $42 Million

The Sioux City Journal reports: Smithfield Foods will pay restaurants and caterers $42 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring to inflate pork prices, which will likely only add to concerns about how the lack of competition in the industry affects meat prices. Lawyers began notifying companies affected by this latest settlement Tuesday. Previously, …

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Awemaweh: Trophy Hunter Murdered In South Africa

Global News reports: A trophy hunter who was known for killing large animals and helping others do the same was shot and left for dead on the side of the road in South Africa, police have confirmed. Riaan Naude, 55, was the owner and founder of Pro Hunt Africa, a tour group that facilitates paid wildlife hunting trips in the …

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TX Man Dies After Launching Firework From His Head

The San Antonio News-Express reports: A San Antonio man was killed by fireworks on Monday night, according to the San Antonio Police Department. It happened around 12:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Harriman Place on the city’s Southwest Side. The medical examiner’s office identified the man as Pablo Ruiz, 43. According to police, a witness and Ruiz were shooting …

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CDC: Monkeypox Cases Are Surging In NYC And DC

Washington DC’s ABC affiliate reports: Monkeypox cases in the District are rising. As of Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 53 cases of the virus in D.C. To combat growing case counts, D.C. Health has opened up two monkeypox vaccine sites in Northwest, by appointment only. Since health officials began offering appointments, they fill up …

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FL Warns Of Meningitis-Laden Invasive African Snails

Tampa’s CBS affiliate reports: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirms the detection of a giant African land snail in the New Port Richey area of Pasco County. If you’re wondering what harm a snail can do — it’s a lot. This species of snail is known to consume at least 500 different types of plants. Not only …

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Rogan: I Refused Many Offers To Have Trump On Show

Fox News reports: In a recent interview, podcast host Joe Rogan admitted he never had former President Donald Trump on his popular show because he was “not interested in helping him.” Rogan, who has had his fair share of controversial guests come on his show, mentioned that he would never have Trump on his podcast. “By the way, I’m not …

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NATO Allies Sign Off On Admitting Sweden And Finland

The Associated Press reports: The 30 NATO allies signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals — and possible political trouble in Turkey. The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February …

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Protester Crashes NYC Hot Dog Eating Contest [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Joey Chestnut won a record 15th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday, scarfing down 63 hot dogs and 63 buns in 10 minutes. The Major League Eating champ’s final tally perhaps could have been higher had he not been interrupted by an animal rights activist in a Darth Vader costume who briefly …

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Pope Denies Rumors That He’ll Soon Resign [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon and that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month. Francis also told Reuters in an interview published Monday that the idea “never entered my mind” to announce a planned retirement at the end of the summer, though he …

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CDC: Listeria Outbreak Linked To FL Ice Cream Brand

The New York Times reports: A listeria outbreak blamed for the death of one person and the hospitalization of 22 people across 10 states has been linked to ice cream made in Florida, the federal authorities said on Saturday. Big Olaf Creamery, a family-owned company in Sarasota, Fla., exclusively sells ice cream in Florida, the federal Centers for Disease Control …

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SCOTUS Seeks To End Protests At Justices’ Homes

NBC News reports: Gail Curley, the Supreme Court’s marshal, has written to the governors of Maryland and Virginia and local officials in suburban Washington, D.C., asking them to enforce state and county laws that prohibit picketing at private homes. In the letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, she said laws in his state prohibits assembling “with another in …

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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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