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NYC Mayor Stands By His Accused “Bling Bishop” Pal

The New York Daily News reports: A day after allegations emerged that Bishop Lamor Whitehead bilked a Brooklyn woman out of her life’s savings, Mayor Adams defended his longtime friend on Friday, saying he’d continue to “try to mentor” the flashy preacher. “The bishop lost his dad — Arthur Miller was his name — during a police incident,” Adams said …

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Jones’ InfoWars Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy

Reuters reports: The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Three other companies associated with InfoWars filed for bankruptcy protection in April, but they …

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QAnon/GOP Colorado Clerk To Get Recount After All

The Associated Press reports: Election conspiracy theorist and Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will get a recount after all, Colorado officials announced today, now that Peters has raised $256,000 to pay for the review of her loss in the Republican primary for secretary of state. But she did not pay the $236,000 the Secretary of State’s office initially charged, insisting …

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GOP US House Candidate Booted From Florida Ballot

Florida Politics reports: A Leon Circuit Judge has disqualified Republican Jerry Torres from the ballot in Florida’s 14th Congressional District. Judge John Cooper ruled in favor of the Florida Democratic Party and others who sued and argued Torres should be disqualified for having qualification papers notarized when he wasn’t present. Torres, founder and former CEO of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, …

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Sex Offender CA Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

The Fresno Bee reports: A Fresno County minster was arrested Thursday for alleged sex crimes, deputies said. Arrested was 64-year-old Bernardino Villalobos of Del Rey who is a registered sex offender and previously served time in prison for convictions of rape and sodomy. Detectives received information that Villalobos allegedly abused a child in 2017. Villalobos was booked into the Fresno …

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“Let’s Go Brandon” Driver Loses NASCAR Slot

Yahoo Sports reports: NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, whose first name inspired an infamous anti-Biden slogan, is a no-go for this weekend’s race in Indianapolis. He’s lost his full-time seat, at least temporarily, amid his team’s sponsorship woes, according to Yahoo! Sports. “Brown’s team is looking to field drivers who have sponsorship money after a deal with a now-defunct political cryptocurrency …

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Florida To Defy Federal LGBTQ Student Protections

ABC News reports: Florida advised school districts to ignore protections for LGBTQ students that President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to implement, saying the anti-discrimination language is not binding law and following the guidance could result in breaking state law. Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz wrote to school districts Thursday saying they should not change current practices because of proposed …

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House Passes Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S., the high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice …

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China Threatens To Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi’s Plane

Politico reports: U.S. defense officials are increasingly concerned that China would see a congressional delegation to Taiwan, escorted by military aircraft, as an invasion. That rhetoric escalated Friday when Hu Xijin, a commentator with the Chinese-state-owned Global Times, threatened that China’s military could down the speaker’s plane. “If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion,” Hu …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: Only a week after the head of the BBC pledged never to broadcast again its discredited Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, it emerges that extracts from the 1995 program will be included in a documentary to be shown on Sky and Now TV next month. The Princess, a documentary directed by Ed Perkins re-telling the late …

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