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Biden Wags Finger at Putin Over Human Rights and Cyberattacks, Then Gives Him Crystal Buffalo
DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump’s Leaker Crusade

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In …

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Project Veritas Reportedly Turned Its Feckless Smear Machine on Trump's FBI

Project Veritas Reportedly Turned Its Feckless Smear Machine on Trump’s FBI

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2021.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Project Veritas, the shadowy yet wildly incompetent far-right group that stages sting operations to film and release hoax exposés on liberals, enlisted a British spy to help run an operation intended to discredit the FBI …

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The Pentagon's Inspector General Is Investigating the Pentagon's UFO Investigation Program

The Pentagon’s Inspector General Is Investigating the Pentagon’s UFO Investigation Program

Screenshot: To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (Fair Use) The military UFO plot has, somehow, thickened yet again: The Inspector General of the Department of Defense is itself investigating the Pentagon’s program to investigate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena. Advertisement The top investigatory and oversight watchdog at the Pentagon announced the “subject evaluation” …

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India Cracks Down on Social Media Posts Criticizing Its Pandemic Response Amid Brutal Second Wave

India Cracks Down on Social Media Posts Criticizing Its Pandemic Response Amid Brutal Second Wave

Photo: Denis Charlet (Getty Images) India’s government reportedly ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to censor dozens of posts criticizing the administration’s response to the pandemic, arguing that they were misleading or could hinder emergency response efforts. The crackdown comes amid an unprecedented surge in covid-19 cases and deaths in India as a second coronavirus wave …

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Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

A U.S. infantryman stationed near the Suwaydiyah oil fields in Syria in February 2021.Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP (Getty Images) Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints. Advertisement According to Politico, anonymous officials said …

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Blaze It: More Than 90% of Americans Support Legal Weed in New Poll

Blaze It: More Than 90% of Americans Support Legal Weed in New Poll

A store employee at a medical cannabis dispensary displays various types of marijuana available to patients on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) On the eve of the coolest holiday of the year, here’s some relevant news: A recent poll suggests that more than 90% of Americans support cannabis legalization …

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Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The so-called digital divide in the U.S. has become all the more glaring over the course of the current pandemic. A new bill could help close the gap. Advertisement Enter the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, a new bill that was spearheaded by Democrats Rep. James Clyburn, of South …

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Germany may restrict games with loot boxes to adults

Another European country could soon place legal restrictions on video game loot boxes. As Der Spiegel and Eurogamer report, Germany’s Bundestag has passed a reformed Youth Protection Act that would limit loot boxes to games with an 18-plus age rating. The “gambling-like mechanisms” pose too many risks for kids, according to the law. The revised …

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President Biden brings back weekly addresses with a podcast-like format

President Biden is poised to resurrect the weekly radio address, but he’s hoping to keep it relevant through a simple strategy: ditch the radio. As the New York Times explained, the White House has launched a “weekly conversation” series that embraces the more informal style of podcasts. The first episode, a chat with a worker …

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