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Anti-Vax National Guard Troops Face June 30 Deadline

The Washington Post reports: Roughly 40,000 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus a week before the service’s deadline, according to Army data, highlighting the persistent struggle for commanders to bring soldiers under compliance. Soldiers in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard were given until this coming Thursday to receive the vaccine, seek an exemption …

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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks FDA Ban On Juul Sales

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court on Friday granted a temporary reprieve to Juul Labs that will allow it to keep its e-cigarettes on the market, pending further court review of a decision just a day earlier by the Food and Drug Administration to ban sales of the company’s products. It will be up to the appeals …

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White House To Battle States On Medication Abortions

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden’s administration indicated it will seek to prevent states from banning a pill used for medication abortion in light of the Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, signaling a major new legal fight. The administration could argue in court that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of …

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Study: COVID Vaccines Saved 20M Lives In First Year

The Associated Press reports: Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. The effort, though marred by persisting inequities, prevented deaths on an unimaginable scale, said Oliver Watson of Imperial College London, who led the …

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Fox Host Calls Capitol Riot “An Unguided Tour” [Video]

Mediaite reports: Hosts of The Five reacted to the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning the constitutional right to abortion on Friday. During the gabfest, the table discussed the possibility of subsequent violence. “Why would they be doing that?” Katie Pavlich asked Greg Gutfeld, setting up his response. “What’s the purpose of the fence outside the Supreme Court today? “That’s the …

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Gab CEO: “Say Goodbye To Your Abortions Whores”

Kristen Doerer reports at Right Wing Watch: Far-right activists were ecstatic with the ruling. They immediately began to look forward to enacting the rest of their agenda, eager to implement a nationwide abortion ban, further Christian nationalism, and roll back LGBTQ rights and women’s rights. Andrew Torba, the far-right Christian nationalist founder of Gab, posted a meme that read, “SAY …

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Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Reform Bill Into Law [Video]

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden Saturday signed a bipartisan gun bill designed to keep weapons away from dangerous people, one month after a horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “Lives will be saved,” Biden said in brief remarks. Biden described the bill as “the most significant law” of its kind in “the last 30 years.” Citing a litany …

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QAnon’s “Q” Posts Again After Nearly Two Year Break

The Daily Beast reports: The anonymous message board user known as “Q,” whose cryptic announcements spawned the fascist pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, has returned to posting after a nearly two-year hiatus. On Friday night, someone with access to Q’s login credentials posted on 8kun, the anarchic internet community where Q last posted in December 2020. “Shall we play a game …

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Utah GOP State Rep On Roe Overturn: I Trust Women Enough To Control Their “Intake Of Semen” [Video]

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Republican lawmakers and Utah politicos celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, with one legislator saying she trusted Utah women “to control [their] intake of semen.” Rep. Karianne Lisonbee described a text message she said she received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies. “I got a text …

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Two Dead, Multiple Injuries In Mass Shooting Near Olso Gay Bar, Suspect Captured, Oslo Pride Canceled [Video]

CNN reports: Oslo’s annual Pride parade was canceled on Saturday following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack. Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “the largest gay and lesbian venue in Oslo.” …

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