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Quebec Province To Impose Health Tax On Vax Refusers

CBC News reports: Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday the province would be imposing a health tax on Quebecers who refuse to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. “We’re looking for a health contribution for adults who refuse to be vaccinated for non-medical reasons,” Legault said at a news conference, in which he also …

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McConnell To Seek Another Term As GOP Senate Leader

CBS News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he will run for another term as the chamber’s top GOP leader at the end of the year, shutting down the possibility of a shake-up in the Republican chain of command. “I’m going to be running again for leader later this year,” he told reporters Tuesday when asked …

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Sarah Palin Doesn’t Want NYT Defamation Case Jury To See Her Rapping “Baby Got Back” On Masked Singer

The New York Post reports: Sarah Palin wants jurors to be barred from seeing footage of her appearance on “The Masked Singer” in her defamation case against the New York Times that may go to trial in the coming weeks. In a court filing in the Manhattan federal suit Monday, the former GOP vice presidential candidate listed a number of …

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UCLA Reports Potential Breakthrough In HIV Science

City News Service reports: A UCLA-led team of researchers believe they may have found a way to kill HIV-infected cells inside infected individuals, opening a “new paradigm for a possible HIV cure in the future,” the study’s lead author said Monday. The breakthrough could potentially reduce, if not eliminate, the virus from the currently 38-million people around the world who …

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McCarthy Floats Limiting Stock Trades By Congress

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is reportedly considering ways to limit or ban members of Congress from holding and trading stocks if Republicans win a majority in November’s elections. The report comes amid renewed debate over whether lawmakers should be permitted to trade stocks, when they can receive policy information before it becomes public …

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Trump Asks Court To Halt Probe Into Trump Org Fraud

ABC New reports: Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in New York to halt a civil investigation into his business practices by New York Attorney General Letitia James, accusing her in a new court filing of weaponizing her office to carry out a “targeted attack against a political adversary.” Trump sued James last month in federal court …

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GOP Death Cult: Freedom Caucus Calls For Boycotting GOP Social Club Over Compliance With COVID Rules

The Hill reports: Conservative House lawmakers are urging their colleagues to boycott a storied, private Republican club near the Capitol to protest an indoor vaccine mandate imposed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), which is set to take effect this week. Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus, stood up in a closed-door GOP Conference meeting …

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Mother And Daughter Pair Plead Guilty In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: Carla Krzywicki, 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, 56, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing inside a capitol building. The misdemeanor charge carries a potential jail sentence of six months. Lavin and Krzywicki got into the capitol from one of the building’s terraces, which they reached by climbing a bike …

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DOJ Launches New Unit On Domestic Terrorism

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is forming a new domestic terrorism unit to help combat a threat that has intensified dramatically in recent years, a top national security official said Tuesday. Matthew G. Olsen, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, announced the unit in his opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee, noting that the …

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British Anti-Vax Leader Is Willing To Die For Her Cause

The Independent reports: Smirking as she strolls towards the camera, Fiona Hine is cheered by a waiting gaggle of supporters. Among them, Piers Corbyn – brother of the former Labour leader, Jeremy – tells her “well done”, greeting her warmly with a pat on the back. The 36-year-old’s achievement? She had just appeared in court and pleaded guilty to criminal …

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