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Baltimore Shipping Channel Reopens After 11-Week Closure Due to Bridge Collapse
Baltimore Shipping Channel Reopens After 11-Week Closure Due to Bridge Collapse
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Authorities expect commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore to return to normal levels soon. This follows the full reopening of the channel this week, marking the first time it has been open since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge approximately 11 weeks ago.

Federal Court Blocks Florida’s Ban on Sex Change Treatments for Minors
Federal Court Blocks Florida’s Ban on Sex Change Treatments for Minors
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A federal court on Tuesday blocked Florida’s ban on sex-change treatments for minors with similar restrictions for adults on the grounds that the legislation is unconstitutional, Forbes reports.

Colorado Cannot Withhold Funding From Preschools on Grounds of Catholic Beliefs, Federal Court Rules
Colorado Cannot Withhold Funding From Preschools on Grounds of Catholic Beliefs, Federal Court Rules
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A federal court ruled Tuesday that the state of Colorado acted unconstitutionally when it excluded Catholic preschools from a state universal preschool funding program (UPK) on the grounds that the schools require staff and families to share Catholic beliefs, CBN News reports. Catholic preschools in the Archdiocese of Denver are now allowed to participate in the UPK program.

U.S. Borrowing Nears $5B Daily, Deficit Hits $1.2T in First 8 Months of 2024
U.S. Borrowing Nears $5B Daily, Deficit Hits $1.2T in First 8 Months of 2024
Monday, June 10, 2024

The U.S. government has accumulated a $1.2 trillion deficit in the first eight months of this fiscal year by borrowing nearly $5 billion daily on average, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office data.

US Test-Fires “Successfully” Test-Fires Two Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
US Test-Fires “Successfully” Test-Fires Two Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Monday, June 10, 2024

Asserting the exercise was not connected to “current world events,” the United States last week “successfully” test-fired two unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles from a Space Force base in California, Defense News reports. The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system was launched in the 1970s and, despite its age, is expected to remain in use until the 2030s.

Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders, Killed In Plane Crash
Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders, Killed In Plane Crash
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Retired Major General William Anders, one of the first three people to have traveled to the Moon when he snapped an iconic picture of Earth, has been killed in a small plane crash, his family and officials said Saturday. He was 90 years old.

5 Million Doses of Vaccine Being Prepared Against Bird Flu
5 Million Doses of Vaccine Being Prepared Against Bird Flu
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Nearly five million doses of flu vaccine are being prepared for potential use in the United States as the continued spread of H5N1 avian flu among dairy cows has resulted in three cases of bird flu in humans, UPI reports.

Netanyahu Receives Bipartisan Invitation to Address Congress
Netanyahu Receives Bipartisan Invitation to Address Congress
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Despite strong opposition from the progressive wing of the Democratic party, all four leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives on Friday issued a bipartisan invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress, Reuters reports.

Number of US Job Openings Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years
Number of US Job Openings Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Statistics published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday show that job openings in April were at their lowest level since 2021, Newsweek reports.

US House Approves Bill to Punish ICC for Israel War crimes Investigation
US House Approves Bill to Punish ICC for Israel War crimes Investigation
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on International Criminal Court officials who target American or Israeli citizens for investigation or prosecution, the Washington Times reports.

Biden Announces ‘Border Security’ Measures Five Months Ahead of Election
Biden Announces ‘Border Security’ Measures Five Months Ahead of Election
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced what he dubbed a border security plan – five months ahead of the November election and after at least 11 million foreign nationals illegally entered the country since his inauguration.

Excess Deaths Remained Elevated Even After COVID-19 Vaccines, Study Finds
Excess Deaths Remained Elevated Even After COVID-19 Vaccines, Study Finds
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

More people died in Western countries than expected for three consecutive years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, despite containment measures and vaccines, according to a new study.

GOP Senators Slam Biden’s Immigration Executive Order
GOP Senators Slam Biden’s Immigration Executive Order
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

President Joe Biden’s new executive action on immigration sparked fresh criticism from Republicans.

California Senate Passes Bill to Ban Teachers From Notifying Parents of Student Gender Transitions
California Senate Passes Bill to Ban Teachers From Notifying Parents of Student Gender Transitions
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

California’s Democratic-led Senate last week passed a controversial bill that would prohibit public school teachers and officials from notifying parents if trans-identifying K-12 school children ask to change their name or access programs designed for the opposite gender.

Russian State TV Predicts US ‘Civil War’ If Trump Imprisoned
Russian State TV Predicts US ‘Civil War’ If Trump Imprisoned
Sunday, June 2, 2024

A prominent Russian politician recently stated that the imprisonment of Donald Trump, following his guilty verdict in the criminal hush money trial, could lead to a “civil war” in the United States, Newsweek reported.

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