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Famed PA Bread Brand Bankrolls QAnon Gov Candidate

Billy Penn reports: The family behind Martin’s potato bread has put itself behind Doug Mastriano, a South Central Pa. state senator who rose to prominence as a Trump-supporting election denier, and espouses what some define as Christian nationalist rhetoric. Jim Martin gave $110k to Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign last year — $10k in May and another $100k in December, just before …

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PA Gov Candidate Drops Out And Endorses Rival As GOP Scrambles To Stop QAnon Loon Doug Mastriano [Video]

Harrisburg’s NBC News affiliate reports: Jake Corman is ending his Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign and endorsing fellow Republican Lou Barletta for governor. “It’s time for me to step aside and support someone who can win in the fall,” Corman, the president pro tempore of the state Senate, said Thursday. Corman said Republicans have an opportunity to win against Josh Shapiro, the …

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House Panel: Meat Producers Faked Shortages To Avoid Lockdown And Wrote Trump’s Order Exempting Them

The Washington Post reports: The biggest players in the U.S. meat industry pressed “baseless” claims of beef and pork shortages early in the pandemic to persuade the Trump White House to keep processing plants running, disregarding the coronavirus risks that eventually killed at least 269 workers, according to a special House committee. In a report released Thursday, the committee alleges …

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Daughter Reveals Naomi Judd Used Gun To Kill Herself

People Magazine reports: Ashley Judd is sharing more about her mother Naomi Judd’s cause of death. The actress told Diane Sawyer in an emotional interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America that Naomi “used a weapon” when she died by suicide on April 30. “Because we don’t want it to be part of the gossip economy I will share …

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Russia Warns Of “Full-Fledged Nuclear War” With NATO

“NATO countries pumping weapons into Ukraine, training troops to use Western equipment, sending in mercenaries and the exercises of Alliance countries near our borders increase the likelihood of a direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia. Such a conflict always has the risk of turning into a full-fledged nuclear war. This will be a disastrous scenario for everyone.” – …

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CA Toddler Killed In Pentecostal Exorcism Ceremony

The San Jose Mercury News reports: Faith leaders at a tiny church in San Jose where a three-year-old girl perished last fall have confirmed that they performed a ceremony on the child to “liberate her of her evil spirits” but say what happened was “the will of God,” not the consequence of an exorcism. “If you read the Bible, you’ll …

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Image Of Massive Milky Way Black Hole Revealed

Space.com reports: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has done it again. The scientists who in 2019 gave us our first-ever direct image of a black hole are back with results a little closer to home. During joint news conferences held around the world today (May 12), they unveiled our first view of the supermassive black hole at the heart of …

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GOP Govs To DOJ: Stop The Protests At Justices’ Homes

The Washington Post reports: The Republican governors of Virginia and Maryland, where the homes of Supreme Court justices have become the targets of protests, are demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland enforce a federal law that forbids demonstrations intended to sway judges on pending cases. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wrote to Garland (D) on Wednesday, …

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“Mega Mistake” In New York Mega Millions Drawing

ABC New York reports: Mega Millions has temporarily suspended prize payments after the host called the wrong number during Tuesday night’s drawing. Lottery officials said John Crow mistakenly called the gold Mega Ball as 6 when it was actually a 9. Players are advised to hold on to their tickets until the issue is resolved. There were no grand prize …

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down California’s Ban On Selling Semiautomatic Weapons To Adults Under Age 21

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have …

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