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Missouri Bans Pharmacists From Criticizing Horse Paste

The Daily Beast reports: When the Missouri state legislature on Wednesday passed a standard-issue licensure bill for physical therapists, few noticed a clandestine provision on its 32nd page banning pharmacists from telling patients about the potential dangers of using unproven drugs touted by conspiracy fringe groups as “forbidden cures” for COVID-19. The measure in the bill, passed unanimously by the …

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Pence To Headline Rally For Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence will headline a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Brian Kemp on the eve of Georgia’s May 24 primary, marking a new split with Donald Trump as each maneuver for a possible 2024 White House run. Pence called Kemp “one of the most successful conservative governors in America” in a statement announcing the …

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Buy Is “Temporarily On Hold”

CNBC reports: Elon Musk announced Friday that his Twitter deal is on hold until he receives more information about how many fake accounts there are on the social media platform. Twitter’s stock plummeted 18% following the announcement. A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment. Tesla CEO Musk announced last month that he intends …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: The House Corrino has its ruler. Christopher Walken will join Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune Part Two,” as Shaddam IV, the Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe. Walken’s casting fills out the major characters for the second half of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science-fiction novel. He joins Florence Pugh (“Black Widow”) as …

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Dems Seek To Strip Cuomo Of Campaign War Chest

The New York Post reports: Albany Democrats are proposing legislation that would strip former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his approximately $16 million campaign war chest before he could mount a much-rumored comeback bid. If passed, the legislation would apply to any elected official who has been convicted of crimes, impeached or resigned following a finding by the state attorney general …

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FL Man Pleads Guilty In Capitol Riot, Faces Five Years

From the Justice Department: Florida man pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Robert Flynt Fairchild, Jr., 40, of Orlando, …

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Trump Planning To Launch “MAGA Version Of Netflix”

Rolling Stone reports: Donald Trump’s media company is now hiring for its upcoming streaming television service, posting an ad on job sites for creators looking to help produce Trump’s MAGAfied answer to Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. In the ad posted Wednesday, the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) announced it was looking for a content development manager to create programming …

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Arizona Gov Copies Texas In Busing Migrants To DC

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Following Texas’ example, Arizona has started busing migrants from the border with Mexico to Washington, D.C., despite the fact the federal government already pays to transport them. The first bus arrived Wednesday in the nation’s capital after leaving Yuma on Monday, said Gov. Doug Ducey’s press aide, C.J. Karamargin. He said 20 people, all who …

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Biden Moves To Combat Baby Formula Shortage

NBC News reports: The White House announced a series of measures Thursday designed to address a baby formula shortage across the United States, after President Joe Biden met with key retailers and manufacturers. The steps announced by the White House on Thursday include an effort to reduce red tape and to speed formula production, to make it easier to import …

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Rand Paul Blocks Quick Passage Of Ukraine Aid Bill

CNN reports: In a rare showing of public unity, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to press for quick passage of a $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine but were blocked by GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky who is demanding changes to the legislation. Despite the high-profile pressure from the …

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