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LIVE VIDEO: PM Liz Truss Speaks On Death Of Queen

The Independent reports: Little more than 48 hours after her arrival at 10 Downing Street, the death of the Queen has thrust Liz Truss into the heart of a momentous national event almost before she has had time to find her feet as prime minister. Ms Truss has the task of representing the nation as it pays its respects to …

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BBC Hosts Don Black After Report On Queen’s Health

Deadline reports: The BBC has now suspended flagship network BBC One’s schedule as coverage of the Queen’s medical condition continues. BBC Two is now playing BBC One’s planned schedule and the other main UK terrestrial channels — ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 — have all run special reports on the Queen’s condition. The Royal Family, including the U.S.-based Duke …

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Veteran Former CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Dies At 82

Variety reports: Bernard Shaw, who was CNN’s lead anchor for 20 years and distinguished the network’s coverage of such landmark events as the Gulf War, died Wednesday, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed outlet disclosed. He was 82, and had contracted pneumonia that was not related to the coronavirus pandemic. “Bernie was a CNN original and was our Washington Anchor when we …

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Royals Rush To Balmoral To Be With Ailing Queen

The BBC reports: The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said. “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” a statement said. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.” Prince Charles has travelled to Balmoral. …

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Cruise Ship Passenger Killed By Shark While Snorkeling

Click Orlando reports: A woman sailing on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that set sail from Port Canaveral was killed Tuesday in a shark attack while on an excursion in the Bahamas, according to a cruise line spokesperson. The woman, a guest on Harmony of the Seas, was attacked while on an independent shore excursion in Nassau, the cruise line …

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Juul To Pay $438 Million For Marketing To Teenagers

The New York Times reports: Juul Labs has tentatively agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states that focused on the company’s sales and marketing practices that they claim fueled the teenage vaping crisis. The investigation found that the company appealed to young people by hiring young models, using social media to court teenagers …

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GOTV Group To Spend $10M Targeting Young Voters

Politico reports: Vote.org, the nonpartisan voter registration and turnout organization, is investing at least $10 million to engage young voters ahead of the midterm election. The group is launching its “Vote Ready” campaign to reach more than 4 million voters between the ages of 18 and 30, with a focus on young voters of color, according to plans first shared …

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Heat Wave Spawns California Power Grid Emergency

Bloomberg News reports: California declared a power grid emergency Monday as a blistering and sustained heat wave threatens to push the state’s electricity system beyond its limit. With millions of homes and businesses cranking air conditioners to cope with temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius), electricity use in the largest US state is forecast to hit the highest level …

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FEMA Declines To Forecast End To Jackson Water Crisis

Reuters reports: It is too early to say when a water treatment plant in Mississippi’s state capital of Jackson that failed last week leaving tens of thousands of people without clean tap water can be fixed, the head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Sunday. Complications from recent floodwaters knocked Jackson’s O.B. Curtis Water Plant offline …

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Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Jumps To His Death In NYC

The New York Post reports: The chief financial officer of troubled Bed Bath & Beyond has been identified as the man who jumped to his death from the iconic new Tribeca skyscraper known as the “Jenga Building,” The Post has learned. Gustavo Arnal, 52, who was also an executive vice president for the struggling home goods retailer, plunged from the …

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Pilot In Custody After Threat To Crash Into MS Walmart

ABC News reports: A small plane is down and its pilot is in police custody after threatening to intentionally crash into a Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, Benton County Sheriff’s office confirmed to ABC News Saturday. Police have not yet confirmed if the plane had crashed. The pilot’s condition is currently unknown. Earlier Saturday morning, according to Flight tracker flightradar24, it …

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NASA Again Scrubs Launch Of Artemis Moon Rocket

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: The second attempt to launch NASA’s Artemis I mission from Kennedy Space Center has been scrubbed for Saturday. The Artemis I mission management team tried to launch the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft Saturday afternoon. Artemis I will launch the SLS rocket – also called the mega moon rocket – and send …

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Pilot Threatens To Crash Into Mississippi Walmart

CNN reports: A pilot in Tupelo, Mississippi, is threatening to intentionally crash a small plane into a Walmart, police said Saturday morning. “At this time the situation is ongoing with TPD and all Emergency Services in our area on alert,” Tupelo Police said in a news release Saturday morning. “With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger …

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Poland Seeks $1.3T In War Reparations From Germany

The Associated Press reports: Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski [photo], leader of the Law and Justice party, announced the huge claim at the release of a long-awaited report on the cost to …

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AFL-CIO To Deploy 100K Volunteers In GOTV Campaign

The Hill reports: The AFL-CIO on Friday launched an organizing drive that will aim to connect more than 100,000 volunteers with nearly 8 million voters ahead of November’s midterms. The mobilization effort is the largest in the history of the labor federation, which represents more than 12.5 million workers. AFL-CIO volunteers will meet with workers in person and send a …

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Argentine VP Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attempt

The Associated Press reports: A man tried to kill Argentina’s politically powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández outside her home, but the handgun misfired, the country’s president said. The man was quickly overpowered by her security officers in the incident Thursday night, officials said. President Alberto Fernández, who is not related to the vice president, a former president herself, said the …

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Michigan Dominion Voting Machine Sold On eBay

The Detroit News reports: Michigan State Police are investigating how a piece of election equipment was sold on eBay after being donated to a Goodwill Industries thrift store in Cadillac. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office said in a statement that someone tried to sell a voter assist terminal, a device used to help voters with disabilities mark their ballots. …

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Russian Oil Mogul Dies In “Fall From Hospital Window”

Reuters reports: Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil died on Thursday after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, two sources familiar with the situation said, becoming the latest in a series of businessmen to meet with sudden unexplained deaths. The sources confirmed reports by several Russian media that the 67-year-old had plunged to his death, …

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Bed Bath & Beyond To Shutter 150 Stores [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc on Wednesday said it inked deals for more than $500 million in new financing and that it would close 150 stores, cut jobs and overhaul its merchandising strategy in an attempt to turn around its money-losing business. Investors, however, remain concerned that the retailer’s plan, announced in a strategic update, will do little …

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New York Stores Begin Enforcing Whipped Cream Law

The Albany Times-Union reports: Be prepared to show your ID at the grocery checkout if you want to buy whipped cream in a canister. In New York, the popular dessert topping has joined alcohol and tobacco products on the list of items age-restricted for purchase to those 21 and older, and proof of age is now required at the point …

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