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White House Closed As Result Of Threats Of Violence

UNITED STATES—The White House and the U.S. Capitol were closed Thursday, March 4, due to reported threats of violence from a March 4 press release that noted U.S. Capitol Police were alerted of threats to members of Congress via an identified militia group. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer of Maryland warned fellow lawmakers on March 3 of the possibility of...

Biden And President Lopez Obrador Make Immigration Plans

UNITED STATES—During a virtual meeting on Monday, March 1, President Joe Biden met with the President Andrés Manuel Lόpez Obrador of Mexico to come to an agreement on a new immigrant labor policy that would bring immigrants from Mexico and Central America legally to work in the U.S. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that U.S., unemployment...

CPAC 2021 Held In Orlando, Florida

UNITED STATES—The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, February 25 thru Sunday, February 28. The theme of the event was “America Uncanceled.” Over a dozen 2024 Presidential hopefuls and participants spoke at the conference. Texas Senator Ted Cruz said, “Let me tell you this right now, Donald J. Trump ain’t going...

Rent Decline In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—New data from Zumper National Rent Report for March 2021 (apartment rent platform) shows San Francisco rents declined 24.3 percent for the median 1-bedroom price since last year. The city of San Francisco is still the most expensive place for one bedroom at $2,650 per month. In June 2020, Zumper’s data showed San Francisco rents were down almost by 12 percent. This occurrence made the city’s decline the...

Suspect Arrested For Starting Fires Targeting Ambulances

OLD SAYBROOK — On Saturday, February 27 Old Saybrook Fire Department said in a Facebook post that a 37-year-old Torrington Connecticut man allegedly used a Molotov cocktail to start a fire at an ambulance facility and was also linked to other arson fires targeting Emergency Medical Services agencies.   The Facebook post said the suspect fled the state but was taken into custody Saturday night in Pennsylvania. He is being charged with...

Texas Judge Places Injunction On Biden Deportation Freeze

UNITED STATES−On Tuesday, February 23, US District Judge, Drew Tipton placed an injunction on President Biden’s 100-day deportation moratorium, banning it, indefinitely. At the request from the State of Texas, Judge Tipton cited “financial costs from having to detain immigrants who otherwise would have been deported and from an increase in unaccompanied children requiring public education,” as a reason for...

Ex-Olympics Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Commits Suicide

AMERICA — On Thursday, February 25, former Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide in Eaton County, Michigan after being criminally charged with 24 counts by the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. According to the Twitter account of Michigan State Police, Geddert's body was found "by troopers at the rest area on EB I-96 in Clinton County...

SF Zoo Helps Save Freezing Texas Sea Turtles

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Zoo, as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), has joined nationwide fundraising efforts to support a major sea turtle rescue operation currently underway in Texas. Unusually low temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have left already endangered species of turtles "cold-stunned" and unable to swim. "Sea turtles are cold-blooded and rely on heat...

Wisconsin Plane Crash Victims Were Military Veterans

WISCONSIN — A Wisconsin plane crash that transpired Tuesday, February 16, had two victims that have been identified as Staff Sgt. Remington K. Veny, 26, a valued member of the 115th Fighter Wing, and Wisconsin National Guard. The other victim was 25 year old Tanner Byholm, an Air Force Reservist according to an online obituary. The two were flying...

Scientist Clone Endangered Ferret For The First Time

SAN DIEGO — For the first time on Thursday February 18 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they successfully cloned an endangered U.S. animal, the black foot ferret from the frozen cells of an ancestor. Elizabeth Ann, the cloned ferret was cloned from the cells of another black-footed ferret name Willa. She was one of the last...
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