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Study: 90K COVID Deaths Since June Were Preventable

The Hill reports: At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among unvaccinated adults since June could have been prevented with vaccines that were widely available, a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis released Wednesday found. Most of the preventable fatalities — about 49,000 — occurred last month as the highly transmissible delta variant took its toll on the U.S. and sparked a surge …

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Delta Denies QAnon Claim Vaxxed Pilot Died Mid-Flight

CNN Business reports: Delta Air Lines took the unusual step of publicly disputing a viral rumor spread by an anti-vax podcast, which claimed one of Delta’s pilots recently died mid-flight days after getting a vaccine. Delta said no such thing happened. Mid-flight deaths are rare and airlines are legally required to report them publicly. The allegation was aired Monday on …

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WHO Forms Panel To Investigate Origins Of COVID

The Washington Post reports: The World Health Organization named 26 scientists Wednesday to a new advisory body devoted to understanding the origins of the coronavirus and other future outbreaks, marking a change in approach for the world’s top global health body to one of the most politically sensitive issues of a pandemic that has killed more than 4.8 million people. …

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Woman Busted With 21 Fake Vax Cards In Traffic Stop

The New York Daily News reports: A Westchester County woman was arraigned Tuesday on felony forgery charges after a traffic stop for a bogus license plate tag led to the discovery of 21 fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination record cards, authorities said. Diana Finlay, 53, was charged in Harrison Town Court with five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument nearly …

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Texas Gov Candidate Boasts About Forcing Take Down Of “Perverse” Info About LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas’ child welfare agency removed a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth following complaints by one of  Gov. Greg Abbott’s GOP primary challengers, according to internal agency communications. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services webpage, which provides information to children in the foster care system, included information about a suicide prevention hotline, LGBTQ …

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DeSantis Rejects Cultist Demands For Election Audit

Tallahassee’s CBS News affiliate reports: Florida does not plan to review the 2020 election, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday during an appearance in St. Pete Beach. “What we do in Florida is, there’s a pre- and post-election audit that happens automatically,” DeSantis said. “So, that has happened. It passed with flying colors in terms of how that’s going.” DeSantis was …

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Poll: 47% Of GOP Voters Would Back Trump In Primary

Just in via Morning Consult: Among the GOP voters who don’t want to see Trump run again, early loyalties appear split between former Vice President Mike Pence (26 percent) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (20 percent). Overall, the survey found that Trump remains the GOP front-runner by a wide margin, with support from 47 percent of the party’s electorate — …

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GOP Hypocrites Launch “Spending Spree” Attack Ads

The Washington Post reports: A Republican group with close ties to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will launch a new front Wednesday in the ad wars over the Democratic domestic policy bill, opening a $10 million ad campaign targeting three vulnerable senators. One Nation, the issue advocacy arm of the Senate Leadership Fund, plans to air television, radio and digital …

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Cheney Vows Criminal Charges For Subpoena Refusers

Reuters reports: The US House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol will move criminal contempt charges against those who do not comply with its subpoenas, Representative Liz Cheney, the panel’s vice chair, said. The committee has already threatened criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the inquiry into the …

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Armed Robot Dogs Debut At US Army Event [VIDEO]

The Drive reports: Ghost Robotics and SWORD International have teamed up to create a rifle-toting “robot dog.” Called the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle, or SPUR, the system adds a 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle from SWORD to one of Ghost Robotics’ quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles, or Q-UGVs. The SPUR made its debut on the show floor at the Association of the U.S. …

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