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A Shake Shack manager is suing after 3 NYPD officers falsely accused him of poisoning their milkshakes in June 2020, and interrogated him. Police unions claimed he poisoned the drinks with a "toxic substance" and police were "under attack." Tests showed their claims were false.

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48 hours later, facts check out. UP police case stays, though. Of course, the muted video and the claim of jai shri ram induced violence will circulate endlessly on whatsapp.

The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at the request of Southwest Airlines while the company resolved a reservation computer issue. Please contact the airline for further details.

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I want to revive the original spirit of the older, pre-commercial internet—if not in form, then in function. A slower, more thoughtful, more creative space. You're invited:

@MaddowBlog : A sitting president sent emails to an attorney general, lobbying him to bolster a scheme to undermine an American election.

Revealed: Epstein and Maxwell implicated in multiple claims of abuse in UK over a decade Watch at 7 on 4:

Former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher confirmed his presence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 after @capitolhunters  discovered him on restricted grounds:

Under Alert Level 3, #gatherings  are limited to 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoors and the curfew will begin at 10pm. #StaySafe  #CoronaVirusSA 

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A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.

‘The so-called ‘party of free speech’ is now going after academic freedom’ — @RBReich  explains how dangerous it is for Republican lawmakers to restrict race education in schools


Scoops of the Day

I asked Marjorie Taylor Greene today if she still stood by her comparison of the Democratic Party to the Nazi Party after she said nothing was comparable to the Holocaust. This was her answer

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Good morning California. It’s reopening day. We’ve administered over 40 million vaccines. Now… No more social distancing. No more capacity limits. No more colors or county tiers. And if you’re vaccinated—no more masks. It’s a good day.

#WATCH Indian Army releases a video on the first anniversary of the Galwan Valley clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed while fighting Chinese aggression

FBI warns that QAnon followers might stop being 'digital soldiers' and start carrying out real-world violence: report

Most Americans are not on the same page as President Joe Biden in believing that climate change is the “greatest” security threat to the nation.

"Biden is right to test whether Putin might embrace a more stable, predictable relationship with the United States." THREAD 1/

Fox News has mentioned "critical race theory" nearly 1,300 times in the past 3.5 months -- doubling month over month

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Fox 26 reporter Ivory Hecker while on air accuses Fox Corp. of having “muzzled” her and that Project Veritas will tell her story tomorrow.

Video games are the greatest, most powerful and immersive form of entertainment in the world.

Mackenzie Scott does it again donating $2.7bn & blasting the wealth gap. Braver than Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett & Bill Gates combined, because they ABSOLUTELY know she’s right and knew decades ago


Scoops of the Week

Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd , has won a Pulitzer Prize special citation. Frazier was 17 when she witnessed ex-officer Derek Chauvin murder Floyd: "My video didn't save George Floyd, but it put his murderer away and off the streets."

Interviewed an England supporter who booed the @England  players taking of the knee, on BBC News this morning. Got this email from a viewer - warning - there’s swearing in it.

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I just signed a law that puts virtual currency under the Texas Uniform Commercial Code to be a secured transaction. It defines virtual currency, establishes when a person acquires a right in it, and when a person has control of it.

If the Myanmar junta has its way, a prison sentence will be imposed on the "75-years-old, Aung San Suu Kyi...that could put her in jail for the rest of her life, permanently sidelining her from [the] political arena." Time to cut off the junta's revenue.

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"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is ending. But their exploitation of Black women’s aesthetics continues

Virtually all hospitalized Covid-19 patients have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says G-7 nations will pledge to give 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries. Half of that will come from the U.S.

Women in South Korea are protesting labor disparities by using an image similar to this 🤏 emoji to mock the size of men’s penises. Men are saying women are insulting their bodies.

Here’s the key table from @PHE_uk  new report on vaccine efficacy against hospitalisation with Delta variant: After 1 dose • Pfizer: 94% effective • AstraZeneca: 71% effective After 2 doses • Pfizer: 96% • AstraZeneca: 92% Full preprint here:

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Tomorrow X Together Makes History By Scoring The No. 1 Bestselling Album In The U.S.