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NYC Issues Long-Awaited Congestion Pricing Analysis

Gothamist reports: A plan to toll drivers who enter Manhattan south of 60th Street as much as $23 during rush hour could reduce car traffic by as much as 20%, the MTA found in a new analysis released Wednesday. The congestion pricing assessment considered a range of tolling schemes for vehicles, including one that charged as little as $9 during …

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China Calls US “Main Instigator” Of Russia-Ukraine War

Reuters reports: China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being cold-shouldered by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, has called the United States the “main instigator” of the crisis. In an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS published on Wednesday, China’s ambassador to Moscow, Zhang Hanhui, accused Washington of backing Russia into a corner with …

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Informant Told FBI Where To Look At Mar-A-Lago

Newsweek reports: The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek. The officials, who have direct knowledge of the FBI’s deliberations and were granted anonymity in …

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Minor League Pitcher For SF Giants Comes Out

Sports Illustrated reports: Minor league pitcher Solomon Bates publicly came out as gay in an Instagram post on Tuesday, the same week that he was released by the Giants. He is the second minor league baseball player to publicly come out as gay, after David Denson did so in 2015. Bates was an eighth-round pick out of USC in 2018, …

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Fox Host Suggests FBI Planted Evidence At Mar-A-Lago: “What Was In All Those Backpacks They Brought In?”

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt accused the FBI of planting incriminating evidence in former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, a stunning allegation that has been made repeatedly on Fox News in the last several days. Earhart floated the theory during a Wednesday interview with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) about the FBI search for the classified documents Trump …

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DOJ Charges Iranian With Plot To Assassinate Bolton

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department has charged a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with a plot to murder former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, accusing him of attempting to pay individuals $300,000 to kill Bolton in D.C. or Maryland. The suspect, Shahram Poursafi, 45, remains at large abroad, the Justice Department said. If …

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Michigan AG Nominee Boasted Of “Tabulator” Breach

The Detroit News reports: The vote-counting machines are supposed to be kept under strict chain-of-custody and security protocols. But DePerno’s own court filings and media appearances tie him to tabulators that Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office says were taken from rural areas of Michigan and transported to Oakland County for “testing.” “Then, we got access to a tabulator, and we …

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Trump Invokes The Fifth Before NY Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump declined to answer questions from the New York state attorney general’s office on Wednesday, a stunning gamble in a high-stakes legal interview that is likely to determine the course of a civil investigation into his company’s business practices. In a statement released shortly after the questioning began on Wednesday, Mr. Trump said …

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“Big Lie” Cultist Wins MN Sec Of State GOP Primary

The Associated Press reports: Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election “rigged” and campaigned on rolling back changes that have made it easier to vote — has advanced to the November election against Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat seeking his third term. Crockett has also called the 2020 election a “train wreck” and accused state …

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Melbourne Turns Pink In Tribute To Olivia Newton-John

Sky News Australia reports: Premier Daniel Andrews turned several Melbourne landmarks – including Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Arts Centre – pink on Tuesday night as an acknowledgement of Olivia Newton-John’s “enormous contribution” to the state. “Tonight, landmarks across our city will be lit up pink to remember Olivia Newton-John, and her enormous contribution to cancer awareness, …

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