Democrat Chicago Mayor Lightfoot stands by prioritizing non-white reporters

U.S. 07/27/21, 17:23

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) makes no apology for speaking with non-white reporters to promote diversity in the Windy City. "I am unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago," she said according to the ...

White House: US extends travel restrictions due to Delta variant concerns

U.S. 07/27/21, 16:11

The White House announced on Monday, July 26, that the Biden administration would not lift existing travel restrictions in the short term due to concerns over the highly infectious Delta variant, which is driving a surge of COVID-19 cases across the United States. "We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this ...

Final victim of the Miami building collapse has been identified

U.S. 07/27/21, 15:44

The last victim of the condo building collapse in Florida was finally identified on Monday, July 26, closing the weeks-long search after the tragic mid-night catastrophe that took away 98 lives.  Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a passion for travel, was the last to be recognized as the victim of ...

VA requires mandatory vaccine for all workers: First US federal agency to do so

U.S. 07/27/21, 15:28

Despite the White House's reluctance to apply mandates, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be the first government department to impose a vaccine obligation for its healthcare professionals. Vaccinations will now be required for those who serve in departmental buildings or give direct treatment to veterans at the VA as well ...

Female skydiver died from ‘malfunctioning’ parachute says police

New York 07/27/21, 01:27

New York State Police (NYSP) is investigating a suspected parachute accident that killed a Florida woman on July 24. Wildwood resident Karen Bernard died while skydiving in upstate New York. The 59-year-old had leapt out of a plane near Westford, about 64 miles west of Albany. Investigators are treating her death as ...

Man runs from Florida to Bermuda in a bubble wheel for charity

Central America 07/27/21, 00:44

An ultramarathon runner announced he will run from Florida to Bermuda inside a bubble floating contraption. Reza Baluchi will use a Hydro Pod to run across the North Atlantic Ocean. Baluchi's last attempt at the 1,000 mile journey ended in the Sunshine State, near Flagler County. However, he is not giving ...

‘Paid influencers’: Students paid to campaign pro-vaccine in campus communities

U.S. 07/27/21, 00:22

U.S. universities are offering paid internships to students who promote vaccines to their peers on campus, Campus Reform reported. This initiative is being promoted by several universities in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Youth Marketing Connection (YMC), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). This program, ...

Michigan governor kidnapping defendants say FBI set them up

U.S. 07/27/21, 00:10

In the 2020 case against 14 Wolverine Watchmen, who allegedly tried to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), the FBI got their wit and cracked down. However, there is a small twist in the plot. In September, a group of Wolverine Watchmen kidnapped the governor from her vacation cottage at Birch ...

Homeschooling supported by parents growing across US

U.S. 07/26/21, 18:20

As a result of the pandemic, some parents are choosing to educate their children at home, even as schools prepare to restart in-person lessons. As a result of the pandemic, family life across the United States has been in upheaval since it began. The percentage of families homeschooling their offspring had increased ...

Pelosi picks two anti-Trump Republicans to investigate Jan. 6 incidents

D.C. 07/26/21, 18:15

Kevin McCarthy criticized the House speaker for appointing two of the previous president's most prominent critics to help probe the Capitol riots. The highest-ranking House Republican slammed Nancy Pelosi for choosing GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Liz Cheney (Wyo.) to join the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 incidents ...