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Judge Orders Harvey Weinstein Extradition to L.A. On Sexual Assault Charges

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense’s concerns about Weinstein’s failing health and a squabble over paperwork. Judge Kenneth Case said there was no reason to delay Weinstein’s transfer…

Danity Kane Singer Aubrey O’Day Slammed for Defending San Francisco Walgreens Looting: ‘You Should...

Pop group Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day was slammed on Tuesday for defending the looting of a San Francisco Walgreens. “You should have stuck to reality television,” said conservative author Brigitte Gabriel. “new Walgreens CEO got a 25 mil bonus, the company isn’t hurting. This likely happened bc this man can’t afford basic necessities for his family,” O’Day…

Report: California ‘Fully Re-Opens’ with Many Restrictions Still in Place

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference to mark the June 15 reopening of the state after months of harsh lockdown protocols during the coronavirus pandemic with banners as a backdrop that read: “California Roars Back.” Newsom told reporters that the state is following the most recent guidelines from…

‘Above a Third’ of Students Fall Behind During Zoom School Year

A significant number of students across the country fell behind as ill-equipped school districts attempted to teach them over Zoom and other virtual platforms. WUFT reported “above a third” of students in the Alachua County, Florida district fell behind in what was called coronavirus pandemic-related “learning loss.” “It’s just hard when you’re sitting at home,…

Biden’s Native American Secretary Deb Haaland Makes ‘Tribal Justice’ a Priority

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite President Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, the first Native American to lead the federal agency, is making it clear that tribal justice for America’s mistreatment of indigenous peoples is a priority. She wrote about it in a recent editorial in the Washington Post that indicated the direction going…

Erdogan Defends Russian Missile Buy at NATO Meeting with Biden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Brussels on Monday, on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting in the Belgium capital. The two heads of state organized a closed-door meeting with each other June 14 at 5:00 p.m. local time in Brussels to discuss the U.S.-Turkey…

Tokyo Olympics to Athletes: Don’t Use 150,000 Free Condoms

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics confirmed on Monday plans to distribute at least 150,000 condoms to athletes at next month’s Summer Games but insisted that the contraceptives are not intended “for use at the athlete’s village.” “The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete’s village, but to have athletes take them back…

Indianapolis Cop Sues NFL for Social Media Posts Regarding Dreasjon Reed Shooting

An Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) officer is suing the NFL for social media posts made by the league in the aftermath of the Dreasjon Reed shooting. According to WISH in Indianapolis: Officer De’Joure Mercer filed the suit Monday in federal court in Indianapolis. Mercer shot and killed Reed after a police chase in May…

China: Natural Gas Explosion Kills at Least 25, Seriously Wounds 37

The death toll from a gas explosion near a residential community in central China’s Shiyan city on Sunday rose to 25 on Monday as Chinese government authorities continued efforts to rescue and treat survivors of the blast and determine its cause. “The death toll from the blast in the city of Shiyan, in Hubei province,…

Maine to Start Paying Back to Work Bonus

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Maine’s Democrat Gov. Janet Mills announced the “Back To Work” program Monday, which will give people who join the workforce a one-time payment, administered by the state’s Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The state’s program will be providing the employers the funds to give a “one-time $1,500 payment…

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