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  • “It Appears All Hope Is Lost,” House Republicans Warn
    by Jeremy Schulman on December 4, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Last month, I got an angry email from the Republican Party. I’d just written a snarky blog post about some dubious fundraising solicitations from the House GOP campaign arm—”13X MATCH today only!”—but that wasn’t what they were writing to complain about. No, they were upset I hadn’t responded to an “exit poll” that would apparently

  • An Iranian Official Says the Country Has Disbanded Its Morality Police After Months of Fierce Protests
    by Inae Oh on December 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic has abolished its notorious morality police. The decision follows more than two months of protests ignited by the death of Masha Amini, the 22-year-old woman who was arrested and reportedly beaten while under police custody after she allegedly violated the country’s Islamic dress laws. The move was announced by

  • Herschel Walker Gets the SNL Treatment
    by Inae Oh on December 4, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    SNL kicked off its cold open this weekend with a panicked GOP sitting down for an emergency meeting with Herschel Walker, the scandal-plagued Senate candidate in Georgia, as voters head to the polls to determine the last seat in the Senate on Tuesday. The sketch, which included a furrow-browed Mitch McConnell, Marsha Blackburn, and John

  • Colorado Investigators Mystified by Dozens of Cattle Deaths
    by Maggie Duffy on December 4, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Investigators in Colorado have been left baffled after dozens of cattle inexplicably dropped dead in a remote corner of the state. The mystery has triggered a wave of US press coverage, with the New York Post running a headline claiming: “Cattle

  • Donald Trump Just Weighed In on “#Twittergate”—and I Really Wish He Hadn’t
    by Jackie Flynn Mogensen on December 3, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    On Friday afternoon, Substack writer Matt Taibbi tweeted what he called “The Twitter Files,” a series of internal documents he says he obtained from sources at the social media company. The documents appear to show internal conversations about Twitter’s decision to block a New York Post story about Hunter Biden from its platform in October

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  • Nuclear Not Off Table for South Australia as State Seeks Power Fix
    by AAP on December 5, 2022 at 7:02 am

    A popular state premier is preparing to make some powerful enemies over their “ill-founded” opposition to nuclear energy. SA premier Peter Malinauskas left the door open for the state to develop nuclear power stations on Monday, stating submarines his state would build via the AUKUS deal would bust myths about how safe the energy alternative

  • Concerns Raised Over CCP Programs Dominance in Australian Multicultural Radio Station Programing
    by Cindy Zhan on December 5, 2022 at 6:55 am

    A veteran radio journalist has raised concerns about the effect propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is having on Chinese-speaking Australians after he discovered that state-sponsored propaganda had been hitting the airwaves for over twenty years in Sydney. Nick Wong, a former Wellington-based Chinese newspaper publisher, as well as a former member of the

  • Mayor: More Than 12 Killed in Haiti as Gangs Vie for Control
    by The Associated Press on December 5, 2022 at 6:21 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—More than 12 people were slain and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of Port-au-Prince at nearly midnight Tuesday, Mayor Joseph Jeanson Guillaume said.

  • Iran Building New Nuclear Plant Amid UN Concerns Over Nuclear Program
    by Aldgra Fredly on December 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Iran has begun building a 300-megawatt nuclear power plant in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, which is expected to cost about $2 billion, the country’s atomic energy agency said on Saturday. Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the new power plant is being built in the Darkhovin district of

  • Longtime Arizona GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe Dies at 80
    by The Associated Press on December 5, 2022 at 5:53 am

    PHOENIX—Jim Kolbe, a Republican congressman who represented a heavily Democratic region of Arizona for more than two decades, has died. He was 80. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement that Kolbe died Saturday. Ducey ordered flags lowered until sunset Sunday. Kolbe served in the Arizona Legislature before being elected in 1984 to Congress,