In one weekend, 11 Americans lost their lives to racially-motivated gun violence, and for most citizens who were not personally impacted by the shootings, it was business as usual. That day, locals were enjoying an afternoon getting groceries at a supermarket, unaware of the violence that was on its way. Many of the 100 or so members of Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, which rents space at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, are elderly Taiwanese immigrants. I just found out the person killed in the Laguna Woods shooting yesterday was my primary care physician, Dr. John Cheng. Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning, reflected on the violence of the weekend, mentioning the attack on Korean women in Dallas, and the shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods, saying that to live in the country is “to be in constant mourning.”
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Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner was carjacked at gunpoint on Monday night just outside a movie theater, according to multiple reports. According to the Toronto Sun , the victim was identified as Leafs’ star winger Mitch Marner. Mitchell Marner of the Maple Leafs warms up before the Dallas Stars game on March 15, 2022, in Toronto, Canada. The Maple Leafs later confirmed the incident in a statement. “We can confirm Mitch Marner was the unfortunate victim of a carjacking in Etobicoke on Monday evening.
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What the shooting in Buffalo has to do with Fox News host Tucker CarlsonThe man accused of murdering 10 people in Buffalo said he'd been radicalized by a racist conspiracy theory, No one in a position of prominence has done more to promote that theory than Tucker Carlson. KELLY: So in this century, why is why is Tucker Carlson part of this conversation? (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT")TUCKER CARLSON: They're trying to change the population of the United States, and they hate it when you say that because it's true. Is there any - say, at Fox News, which employs Tucker Carlson, is there any sign that they're addressing this rhetoric? In his case last night, Tucker Carlson called the shooting horrific, said the accused shooter was racist and also mentally ill.
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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that ownership and executives at Fox News stop what he says is the “reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory” on the network. The shooter had espoused white supremacist ideology and belief in replacement theory in a manifesto posted online before the attack. A Fox News spokesperson on Monday pointed to instances before Saturday’s attack where Carlson has denounced political violence of any kind. In a tweet posted later on Tuesday, Schumer said Carlson had invited him on his program to debate the letter the Democrat sent to his bosses at Fox. “Tucker Carlson needs to stop promoting the racist, dangerous ‘Replacement Theory.”—Updated at 2:37 p.m.
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But recent polling shows Barnette has narrowed the gap enough for Oz supporters to take note and point out that she appears not have received a proper vetting. The three are aiming to succeed Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, who is retiring. “We tried to call her, contact the team, and we can’t make contact at this point. Here is Barnette marching alongside – this just broke today – radical Proud Boys during January 6. “Barnett frequently spewed – I mean, not just once, not one day, not occasionally – quite a bit of hateful rhetoric gay people, people that are Muslims.
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War in Ukraine: What you need to knowThe latest: Ukrainian fighters have ended their weeks-long defense of a besieged steel plant in the strategic port city of Mariupol. The fight: A slowly regenerating Russian army is making incremental gains in eastern Ukraine against valiant but underequipped Ukrainian forces. The United States and its allies are racing to deliver the enormous quantities of weaponry the Ukrainians urgently need if they are to hold the Russians at bay. The weapons: Ukraine is making use of weapons such as Javelin antitank missiles and Switchblade “kamikaze” drones, provided by the United States and other allies. Russia has used an array of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn the attention and concern of analysts.
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The United States already has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with Black people substantially overrepresented amongst those incarcerated.  We urge you not to take up any legislation that perpetuates these harmful realities and doubles down on the broken and discriminatory criminalization-first approach to public safety. For far too long, we have relied on criminalization, incarceration, and policing as the ways to create public safety in our communities.  Initiatives with proven track records, such as violence interruption and prevention programs, neighborhood mediation programs, and safe passage to school programs, should be supported. We respectfully ask that you use this Police Week to center justice and humanity over criminalization.
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That included pitcher Matt Harvey’s alleged role in the use of drugs in the Angels’ clubhouse, and his admission that he had supplied drugs to Skaggs in the past. Because of that admission, Harvey’s behavior came under the authority of Major League Baseball’s drug policy (Harvey was granted immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for his testimony). He has now been suspended 60 games:BREAKING: Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse. https://t.co/RnYepkH9f0 — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) May 17, 2022Major League Baseball announced Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games for illegally distributing drugs. Harvey admitted to giving Tyler Skaggs "three, maybe four" pills when he testified at Eric Kay's trial in February.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is confident the state’s power grid will stay operational this summer. He says ERCOT and the Public Utilities Commission are being more transparent about possible power crunches. The governor says both groups let the public know about six power plant outages from last week even though the outages didn’t require notification. Abbott adds it would be ridiculous to join the national grid because bill would go up due to higher regulations. Texas suffered massive power outages in February 2021 due to winter storms.
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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is promising people shouldn’t worry about power this summer. Public Utilities Commission of Texas Chair Peter Lake says the reforms enacted by the Texas Legislature are working and ERCOT is the most prepared it’s ever been. He vowed the lights will stay on, noting Texas hasn’t seen major weather-related outages since the 2021 winter storm. ERCOT asked Texans to conserve power last weekend due to a combination of high temperatures, low wind, and because several plants went out of service. Lake says ERCOT was proactive in asking for conservation and had extra reserves ready to go.
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Placeholder while article actions loadDawn Drexel had a sinking feeling about her daughter, Brittanee, going to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for spring break in 2009. Now, they finally have news: Law enforcement officials announced on Monday that they had found Brittanee’s remains and arrested the man they say is responsible for her death. “I am mourning my beautiful daughter, Brittanee, as I have been for 13 years. The most significant development came Wednesday, when Weaver said “investigative findings and evidence” led FBI agents to Brittanee’s remains. Dental records and DNA testing proved it was Brittanee, Weaver said.
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Claim Fox News talk show host Tucker Carlson called U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, “Eye-Patch McCain” during a May 16, 2022, broadcast. “According to congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, asking questions like that — or really any questions at all, thinking you’re a citizen — makes you, quote, pro-Russia,” said Carlson. Still remember when Fox News lost its shit for an entire week after Pete Davidson made an off-hand joke about Dan Crenshaw. https://t.co/az6G8YFC5S — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 17, 2022“This guy is kinda cool, Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said on the show, next to a photo of Crenshaw, a Republican. “About.” Congressman Dan Crenshaw, https://crenshaw.house.gov/about.
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NEW YORK — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. During the trial of former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay, Harvey, pitchers Mike Morin and Cam Bedrosian and first baseman C.J. Kay was convicted on one count each of drug distribution resulting in death and drug conspiracy. Nicknamed the Dark Knight of Gotham, Harvey was selected seventh overall by the Mets in the 2010 amateur draft and made a heralded major league debut in 2012. He has a 50-66 career record with a 4.42 ERA in nine major league seasons.
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While conflict in Afghanistan was contained in the south and east for many years, its expansion into northern Afghanistan rattled its more powerful neighbors, especially China, Russia, Iran, and Uzbekistan. Specifically, it is worried about potential spillover of Islamic extremism from Afghanistan into Western China and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Russia is concerned that such violence could spillover into Central Asia, a region it considers its ‘near abroad’ and its exclusive sphere of influence. RecommendationsThe U.S. has lost enormous credibility in Central and South Asia after its twenty-year engagement in Afghanistan. 5 Shuli Ren, “How Afghanistan Snags China in a $282 Billion Creditor Trap,” Washington Post, accessed May 4, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/energy/how-afghanistan-snagschina-ina-282-billion-creditor-trap/2021/08/18/0a5995b4-007d-11ec-87e0-7e07bd9ce270_story.html.
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The government website for requesting free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is accepting a third round of ordersWASHINGTON -- The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is now accepting a third round of orders. The White House announced Tuesday that U.S. households can request an additional eight free at-home tests to be shipped by the U.S. President Joe Biden committed in January to making 1 billion tests available to the public free of charge, including 500 million available through covidtests.gov. People who have difficulty getting online or need help placing an order can call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance,The third round brings to 16 the total number of free tests available to each U.S. household since the program started earlier this year. Biden has requested an additional $22 billion from Congress to buy vaccines and therapeutics to prepare for a fall spike in COVID-19 cases, but lawmakers have balked at the price tag.
May 17, 2022 21:00 UTC