COVID resisters could get violent if lockdowns drag on: feds

COVID resisters could get violent if lockdowns drag on: feds

The federal government is warning that essential workers and authority figures — public and private — are at the highest risk of being attacked by stay-at-home resisters as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. Counterterrorism analysts at the Department of Homeland Security notified law enforcement officials and government leaders of their findings Thursday, according to ABC … Read more

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Hong Kong’s fears come true as China tightens controls

Hong Kong's fears come true as China tightens controls

Hong Kongers are shocked and upset over Beijing’s plan to exert new controls over the city that will crack down on dissent and anti-government protests. The Chinese Communist Party’s proposal to enact tighter security laws came just before the annual meeting of China’s legislature, which is expected to greenlight the plan. The new laws will … Read more

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GOP Senators mock Dems for not coming to work amid COVID-19

GOP Senators mock Dems for not coming to work amid COVID-19

Senate Republicans are ridiculing House Democrats for their refusal to return to work on Capitol Hill over COVID-19 concerns. “I hope hand lotion doesn’t cause cancer, because we’ve been using a lot of it,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) joked to Politico about the copious amounts of hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes stationed throughout the Senate … Read more

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Bolivian orchestra stuck at German castle surrounded by wolves

Bolivian orchestra stuck at German castle surrounded by wolves

A Bolivian pan flute orchestra has been stuck in quarantine on the grounds of a grand 15th century palace outside of Berlin for two months. Over 20 members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos have been stuck on the grounds and buildings of Rheinsberg Palace, a castle, complete with moat, which has housed generations … Read more

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Trump may launch White House panel on social media biases

Trump may launch White House panel on social media biases

President Trump may soon establish a White House panel to investigate conservatives’ complaints of online censorship and suppression by social-media companies. The new body could take the form of a White House commission, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. “Left-wing bias in the tech world is a con­cern that definitely needs to be addressed,” a … Read more

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Staten Island officials say the borough is ready to reopen

Staten Island officials say the borough is ready to reopen

Staten Island officials want to re-open the borough — whether or not the rest of New York City does. They claimed in a letter sent to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo they have all the seven metrics required to do so, WABC-TV reported Saturday. New York State Senator Andrew Lanza, two council members and two … Read more

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Britain, France issue strict quarantine rules for travelers

Britain, France issue strict quarantine rules for travelers

Post-pandemic travel in Europe is shaping up as the battle of the quarantines with France imposing two-week reciprocal lockdowns on its neighbors when travel resumes next month. Travelers to France from the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days from June 8, the French government said last week. The announcement came on the heels … Read more

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Newark house fire leaves one person dead, seven injured

Newark house fire leaves one person dead, seven injured

A two-alarm house fire in Newark left one person dead and seven others — including a child — injured, according to a report. The blaze broke out just after 11 p.m. in a three-story home on Magazine Street, reports NJ.com. The fire quickly spread from the second floor of the building to the third floor, … Read more

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