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6 dead and at least 30 injured after mass shooting in a Chicago suburb during a Fourth of July parade, 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III arrested, Joe Biden comments that there is still much more work to do despite the recently signed gun safety bill

Pasco County in Florida under quarantine due to the discovery of giant African land snails, the 20-cm invasive snails which can produce 2,500 eggs per year pose a health risk to humans as they carry the rat lungworm parasite which can cause meningitis, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plans to spend three years eradicating the population using the pesticide metaldehyde to treat the soil

53 migrants found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, four people charged in the deadliest human smuggling incident in US history

US Supreme Court declares New York's concealed handgun regulations unconstitutionally restrictive, Justice Clarence Thomas writes that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home and that there is no historical basis for New York to effectively declare the island of Manhattan a "sensitive place"

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends the recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and gives individual states the legislative power, the decision is saluted on social media by conservatives and Christians while progressive liberals mourn

Google co-founder Sergey Brin files for divorce from Nicole Shanahan and shared custody of their 4-year-old daughter, the couple started dating in 2015 and got married in 2018, Brin cites irreconcilable differences as the reason in the filing

White House says Covid-19 vaccination shots for kids under 5 could begin as soon as June 21, coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha says the good news is that the US has plenty of supply of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and that 10 million additional doses would be made available to order immediately

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw says the wrong decision was made when nearly 20 officers waited outside the classroom for 48 minutes before confronting 18-year-old Salvador Ramos who murdered 19 students and 2 teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Governor Greg Abbott comments that he is absolutely livid about being given inaccurate information about the incident

19 students and 2 teachers killed in a shooting Tuesday morning at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the 18-year-old suspected shooter Salvador Ramos killed by responding law enforcement

SpaceX flight attendant accuses Elon Musk of exposing himself to her and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage in 2016, SpaceX paid her USD 250,000 as part of a severance agreement after she reported the incident in 2018, Musk asks Business Insider for more time to respond and calls the story a politically motivated hit piece

Elon Musk tweets that he will vote Republican for the first time as the Democrats have become the party of division and hate, asks everyone to watch the Democrats' dirty tricks campaign against him unfold

128,775 emails from Hunter Biden's laptop uploaded to searchable databas by former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler, another 15,000 messages so far missing from the database

Federal judge blocks Alabama law where health care providers risk 10 years in prison and a USD 15,000 fine for providing minors with puberty blockers and hormones, US District Judge Liles Burke says he finds substantial likelihood that part of the law is unconstitutional and that parents have a fundamental right to direct the medical care of their children.

Federal judge blocks Alabama law where health care providers risk 10 years in prison and a USD 15,000 fine for providing minors with puberty blockers and hormones, US District Judge Liles Burke says he finds substantial likelihood that part of the law is unconstitutional and that parents have a fundamental right to direct the medical care of their children.

10 dead in mass shooting in Buffalo supermarket, 18-year-old white Payton Gendron shot 11 black and two white victims while livestreaming in what authorities describe as racially motivated violent extremism, investigators look into whether a widely circulated online manifesto drawing inspiration from the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings was posted by Gendron

Three 8th-grade boys in Wisconsin under school district investigation accused of sexual harassment for not using a female student's preferred they/them pronouns, the school district comments that it prohibits all forms of bullying and harassment and that it will continue to support all students regardless of sex and transgender status

Randy Weaver dead at 74, American federal agents killed his wife, son and dog at Ruby Ridge in 1992 after he was repeatedly pressured to sell two sawed down two shotgun barrels to an informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and then provoking a confrontation after he refused to be an informant

Utah overrides Governor Spencer Cox's veto to ban transgender student athletes from girls sports, Cox comments that he is no expert on transgenderism but always tries to err on the side of kindness and compassion, and hopes that they can work to find ways to show the trans children that the state loves them

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas wins Ivy League's 200-meter freestyle with a new pool record 2.5 seconds ahead of second-place Samantha Shelton the day after winning 500-meter freestyle beating the pool record, Caitlyn Jenner comments that Thomas is hurting women's sports and that this must be criticized despite the dysfunctional woke world forcing people to praise it

Canadian police uses stun grenades and pepper spray to clear the Freedom Convoy protests which have blocked Ottawa for more than three weeks, 100 people arrested during Friday and 47 during Saturday, the police comments on Twitter that they slowly and methodically told people to leave but were met with assault and aggressiveness, the organizers say they are shocked at the abuses of power and ask the truckers to move their vehicles to avoid further brutality

Weapons manufacturer Remington Arms agrees to pay a total of USD 73 million to the families of nine of the Sandy Hook mass shooting victims, first time a gunmaker has been held liable in a US mass shooting, US President Joe Biden praises the settlement as historic

Meta employee Jeren Miles loses employment after YouTube channel Predator Catchers Indianapolis livestream him coming to a hotel to meet what he believed was a 13-year-old boy after sending sexually explicit messages

Canada's Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says financial institutions have moved quickly to freeze the accounts of people linked to the Freedom Convoy demonstrations in Ottawa, explains that actions have been taken to restrict access to cash and cryptocurrency and that those who parked big rigs on the streets will see their insurance cancelled and their corporate accounts suspended, comments that the government feels great sorrow but that the measures were necessary to defend democracy and to restore peace and order

Quebec Premier François Legault says the federal Emergencies Act against the Freedom Convoy must not apply in Quebec as they do not need to throw oil on the fire, the premiers of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have also spoken out against invoking the act

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vows to invoke the Emergencies Act to freeze personal bank accounts of anyone linked with the Freedom Convoy, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Terrorist Financing rules will be broadened to cover cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding platforms and that vehicle insurances can be suspended, Trudeau comments that the scope of the measures will be time-limited, reasonable and proportionate

Ontario removes its vaccine passport system on March 1, Premier Doug Ford says that the decision has nothing to do with the Freedom Convoy and that the restrictions saved tens of thousands of lives

Alberta ditches proof-of-vaccine program immediately and ends rules requiring students to wear masks in schools while children under 12 will not have to wear masks anywhere, social democratic opposition leader Rachel Notley comments that the sight of an elected government being bent to the will of the Freedom Convoy criminals should be of grave concern to everyone regardless of their political beliefs

New York City Mayor Eric Adams apologizes for 2019 video where he says he used to kick his cracker officer colleagues' asses daily, the city's largest police union comments that a few seconds of video will not define their relations with 61-year-old Adams

GoFundMe takes down fundraiser for the Freedom Convoy claiming violation of the site's policy on violence, first announces the CAD 10 million will be sent to charities but reverses course and refunds the money to the contributors after criticism from among others Elon Musk who calls the company thieves and accuses it of treating the BLM protests differently, new fundraiser set up through GiveSendGo reaches excess of CAD 1 million despite the site being under heavy DDoS and bot attacks

USA Swimming updates its policy regarding transsexual athletes, notes that the top-ranked female in 2021 would be ranked 536th across short course yards male events in the country and 326th across long course yards which needs to be balanced with the commitment to greater inclusivity, three independent medical experts to make decision about whether or not physical development before the sex change provides competitive advantage and whether athlete's testosterone levels is less than 5 nmol/L for at least 36 months

Quebec Premier François Legault abandons the idea of a tax on the unvaccinated, calls for social peace amid growing unrest with the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa and a similar demonstration planned in Quebec City, says he extends a hand to the unvaccinated as his role as Premier is to bring Quebeckers together and it is now time to rebuild bridges

Conservative Party of Canada votes 73–45 to remove leader Erin O'Toole after internal discontent with his steering the party to the left and breaking several key election promises involving firearms rights and carbon taxes, the party is set to elect an interim leader as it prepares for a leadership race

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the Freedom Convoy protest an insult to truth and says he will not meet with the protestors as they do not represent the story of the people, Conservative Party Deputy Leader Candice Bergen says the protestors represent millions who have had enough of lockdowns and broken promises, GoFundMe page to support the convoy has now raised over 9 million CAD

University of Nebraska changes mascot Herbie Husker's hand gesture from an OK sign after 47 years as the symbol has been linked to white supremacy, Husker to instead raise his index finger in what is referred to as a "number one" gesture

50,000 people protest vaccine mandates in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flees his Ottawa home days after calling the trucker convoy a small fringe minority, the convoy grew up to 72 kilometer long as it made its way through the country

Long Island nurses Julie DeVuono and Marissa Urrao arrested accused of forging official Covid-19 vaccination cards and entering the information into New York's statewide database between November 2021 and January 2022, allegedly brought in over USD 1.5 million where adults paid USD 220 and children USD 85

Bridge collapses in Pittsburgh, at least ten injured as a bus and several other vehicles fall more than 30 metres into a ravine below

New York couple Michael and Amber Naab charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree for allegedly presenting fake vaccination cards to enter Buffalo Bills playoff game against New England Patriots, risk seven years in prison

World's oldest male gorilla Ozzie dies aged 61, was the only surviving member of the original group of western lowland gorillas who arrived at Zoo Atlanta in 1988, survived Covid-19 with mild symptoms in September

Peter Robbins dead at 65, was most known for being the original voice actor of Charlie Brown in the 1960s Peanuts shows, battled lifelong mental illness, struggled with addiction and had several run-ins with the law as an adult

Federal judges block Alabama's new congressional districts map, argues that the new voting map underrepresents minority voters and demands two districts in which black voters either comprise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office says the ruling will be appealed

96% more hate crime complaints in New York City during 2021 after 343% increase in anti-Asian attacks to 133 of 538 total incidents, 11% decrease to 33 anti-black cases, Jews most afflicted with 207 complaints

Washington County jail inmates represented by American Civil Liberties Union file federal lawsuit against the jail for treating them with ivermectin against Covid-19 without asking for permission, Dr. Robert Karas who provided the care says he was trying to prevent death and serious illness and that none of the 500-plus people treated with ivermectin had been hospitalized, intubated or died

Theodore Roosevelt statue removed from outside New York's Museum of Natural History which Roosevelt's father co-founded, the bronze statue depicts the 26th president riding a horse flanked by one African and one Native American man on foot which has been seen as a symbol of racism and colonialism, the statue will be on long-term loan to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library due to open in 2026 in North Dakota

60-year-old man stops carjacking attempt in Philadelphia by shooting the 16-year-old perpetrator multiple times, thanks God for protecting him during the shoot-out and advices criminal youth to get an education and work hard, 91 carjackings in the city so far this year and more than 750 last year

Quebec father temporarily loses the right to see his 12-year-old child as long as he does not vaccinate against Covid-19, the judge says his visits would not be in the child's best interest

Quebec to impose health tax on adults who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccination for non-medical reasons, the amount to be significant and not less than 100 CAD, 800,000 out of 8 million currently unvaccinated, 2,742 people currently hospitalized with Covid-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says those not vaccinated against covid-19 are often racist and misogynistic, calls them very small group of people who don’t believe in science or progress but who take up some space, asks whether they should be tolerated

Inventor of mRNA vaccine technology Doctor Robert Malone on Joe Rogan says public officials cover up known early treatments of Covid-19 and that healthcare facilities receive federal payments in exchange for Covid death receipts, weeks after world-renowned cardiologist Doctor Peter McCullough’s visit where he sounded the alarm over the US public health bureaucracy purposefully suppress treatments in order to push the experimental vaccines

Canadian court rules mandatory math proficiency test unconstitutional as non-white candidates have been disproportionately unsuccessful and those who fail to pass it numerous times should not be prohibited from teaching children, ordering Ontario College of Teachers to grant certification to failing teacher candidates

Missouri Supreme Court orders Blue Springs School District to pay USD 4 million to a female student who was denied access to boys' locker rooms and restrooms after her sex change at the age of nine, a spokesperson for the district says they disagree with the verdict and will look into appealing

Ten parents of the University of Pennsylvania's women's swim team demand rule change to stop transgender Lia Thomas from dominating the sport, Thomas broke two national records in December and won the 1,650 yard race by 38 seconds

New York City to ban use of natural gas in most new constructions to cut carbon emissions, if signed the measure will go into effect at the end of 2023 for some buildings under seven stories and in 2027 for taller buildings

CNN fires 44-year-old senior producer John Griffin days after he was arrested by the FBI and charged with three counts of grooming underage girls for sex, Griffin risks anywhere from the mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison to life behind bars for each count

Toronto District School Board cancels invite to 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad about surviving being kidnapped by ISIS and sold into sexual slavery as a 14-year-old, school board superintendent Helen Fisher says Murad's book is offensive to Muslims and fosters Islamophobia

1833 bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson removed from New York City Hall over slavery links, other statues of the third US President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence have already been removed or destroyed in anti-racism protests across the country

At least five dead and 48 injured after SUV driver plows into a Christmas parade in Milwaukee, 39-year-old aspiring rapper Darrell Brooks Jr. with 16 earlier charges arrested, at least nine victims of which mostly children in critical condition and seven others in serious condition

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts, was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and recklessly endangering safety for killing two men and wounding a third after practicing self-defense against Black Lives Matter rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020, Governor Tony Evers pleads for calm and says 500 National Guard members are ready for duty in Kenosha if needed

Steve Bannon indicted on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, risks a year behind bars

John Eisenman Sr is charged with first-degree murder for killing his juvenile daughter's former boyfriend after learning he sold her to a sex-trafficking organization operating in Seattle, the father managed to rescue his daughter shortly after she was taken

Southwest Airlines pilot under investigation by the company for finishing his announcement to the passengers with "Let's go Brandon", the phrase has been growing in right-wing circles after an NBC Sports interview where the reporter suggested the fans' berating of Joe Biden was instead cheers for the NASCAR driver she was interviewing

Olathe high school asks students about their gender identities and which sex they were attracted to on handed out Gender Unicorn worksheet pushed by Trans Student Educational Resources, causing outrage among parents, the Kansas school apologises and promises it won't happen again

White marketing VP David Duvall awarded a USD 10 million payout for being fired out of the blue to be replaced by two women of different complexions as part of the company's five-year plan for diversity and inclusion, Duvall one of five white male executives to be replaced by someone black or female during an 18-month period

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., suspended from Twitter for referring to transgender Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine as a man, says he will not remove the tweet to regain access to his account as he had only posted a statement of fact

US first black secretary of state Colin Powell dead at 84 due to complications from Covid-19, was fully vaccinated and suffered from Parkinson's disease and multiple myeloma, is survived by his wife and three children

New York City to phase out program for gifted and talented students after years of debate that the classes led to further segregation as three-fourths of the admitted students have been white or Asian despite them only accounting for one-third of the public school children, the replacing Brilliant NYC program is said to give all 65,000 students a chance to reach their full potential via kindergarten teachers trained to provide accelerated learning including robotics and computer programming

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs executive order banning local school districts from requiring students to wear masks, shortly after CDC issued guidance recommending all students and teachers to wear face coverings, DeSantis said there will be no lockdowns, no school closures and no restrictions or mandates in the state of Florida

Wildlife agencies rebrand the invasive Asian carp because it casts Asian culture and people in a negative light, recently the invasive Gypsy Moth got a woke rebrand because its name is considered an ethnic slur

Lorraine Graves gets arrested after she comments on Tulsa Police Department's Facebook post listing her as the force’s Weekly Most Wanted for Accessory to Murder, asking "where’s the reward money at?”, enabling the Oklahoma police to track her down

Texas cyclist carrying a concealed weapon, shoots driver who deliberately crashed into his riding partner, police say he was justified in pulling the trigger as he feared for his life and was trying to defend himself, carrying a concealed weapon in Texas will no longer require a license from 1 September

Ladislas Kenderesi is facing mutiny charges from the Canadian military for giving a speech at an anti-mask rally in Toronto, he asked his fellow military members to not take the unlawful order to distribute the covid-19 vaccine and protect the citizens from foreign and domestic threats, mutiny charges haven not been laid in Canada in over 80 years

Over 120 retired US generals sign open letter warning country is in deep peril from full-blown assault on its constitutional rights, outlining threats to its survival in conflict between supporters of socialism and Marxism and supporters of constitutional freedom and liberty

Hollywood elite school Harvard-Westlake introduces Diversity, Equality and Inclusion programme where children are being groomed in wokeness and which teaches students they are racists and oppressors because they are white, with one mother saying she would rather be called a murderer in Hollywood than a racist

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors buys a $1.4 million home in an upscale mostly white enclave in Los Angeles, residents of Topanga Canyon are 88% white and 1.8% black, Cullors founded BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013 and assumed leadership of the Black Lives Matter Global Network in the summer of 2020, BLM brought in $90 million in donations last year

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues executive order banning government-issued vaccine passports statewide, saying vaccinations against Covid-19 cannot be government-mandated and state residents’ choice to not receive one should not prevent them from going about their lives

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa fatally shoots ten people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, officers arrive within minutes and shoot the suspect in the leg, no motive for the shooting has been publicly released

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues order forbidding local authorities penalizing residents not wearing masks and removing restrictions on businesses in counties without a high number of hospitalizations as of March 10

Texas Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez and three women arrested on 150 counts of voter fraud in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election, involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers, Ramirez was elected justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended after his arrest

US House of Representatives passes USD 1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, including a new metro station near Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district and a minimum-wage increase from USD 7.25 to USD 15, with only 9% going toward fighting the virus according to Republicans

While Florida ensured restaurants been able to operate at minimum half-capacity and businesses haven't been fined for defying Covid-19 orders they have yielded very similar development in number of infections and deaths as California, which has implemented stringent rules including lockdowns

Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial on charge of inciting storming of the Capitol, as a majority of senators found him guilty in a 57-43 vote, ten votes short of the supermajority needed for a conviction

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gathers lawmakers for a session aimed to create space for members to talk about their lived experience of the Capitol Hill riot last month, after Ocasio-Cortez claimed she suffered a near death experience although her office was in a building two blocks away

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

Donald Trump issues 73 pardons and 70 sentence commutations as he prepared to leave office, pardons include Steve Bannon while commutations include former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a nearly 30-year sentence on corruption charges

Donald Trump acknowledges Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election while adding he is outraged by individuals who participated in the violence at the US Capitol and that those who broke the law will pay

Unarmed 14-year veteran Ashli Babbitt fatally shot in the chest by police at the Capitol after Trump supporters had stormed the building, Babbitt served four tours with the Air Force

Congress certifies the Electoral College vote early Thursday giving Joe Biden his presidential victory after Vice President Mike Pence had announced he would not overturn the will of voters

Democrats gains majority in the US Senate after two seats up for grabs in runoff elections in Georgia are called for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, giving Democrats narrow control of both chambers of Congress

Head of major US business group urges senior officials to remove President Donald Trump from office after the storming of the US Capitol, the group represents 14,000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor Corporation

ER nurse in San Diego tests positive for Covid-19 eight days after receiving Pfizer vaccine, Dr. Christian Ramers on US advisory panel for vaccine rollout says it's expected as it takes 10 to 14 days to develop protection and that it’s going to take a long time even with vaccines

An advisor at the University of British Columbia sent a document outlining "yellow privilege", yellow privilege stems from the notion of a model minority making them oppressors and justifying Black racism by blaming the victims, East Asians are also oppressed, since they choose to be inactive in politics to keep their status as a model minority

Texas GOP chairman Allen West suggests law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution, following US Supreme Court turning down his state's lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in four other states

Ghislaine Maxwell proposes paying 30 million USD in bail to leave jail, most of the money to be paid by businessman Scott Borgerson who is now for the first time revealed as her husband

Supreme Court rejects legal case from Texas and 17 other states to nullify votes in four swing states, says states lacks standing to challenge election procedures in other states

Pentagon considers ending logistical support for CIA which historically has been key factor in the spy agency oversees operations, related to shift of focus away from Middle East and toward Russia and China

Elon Musk moves from California which he says take innovators for granted and stunts growth with excessive regulation, relocates to Texas where SpaceX has spaceport in Boca Chica and Tesla is building new factory in Austin area

18 states demand that US Supreme Court suspend election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as these states unconstitutionally changed election laws

Donald Trump is discussing starting a conservative social media company to rival Twitter and a cable network to rival Fox News as well as an immediate White House bid for 2024

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended free speech but added that it was “not without limits” and should not “arbitrarily and needlessly hurt” certain communities in response to a question about the right to show caricatures deemed blasphemous

Two years after the sale of cannabis was legalized, use by teenagers age 15 to 17 has been cut in half, about six per cent of Canadians report they consume cannabis on a daily basis, a number that's remained unchanged from before legalization