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Stubborn, Determined, and Dying

By Sophie Gilbert | The Atlantic
  • In a 2004 essay, the late writer Hilary Mantel considered the story of Gemma Galgani, a 19th-century Italian mystic who refused food, bore wounds on her hands and feet that she claimed were stigmata—a doctor declared them to be self-inflicted with a sewing needle—and believed that enduring periods of intense physical suffering could expiate all the sins ever committed by priests.
  • Lib has been employed to keep watch over an 11-year-old girl who some locals believe is a living miracle: She has existed, healthily and apparently without eating, for several months.
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The weaponization of winter: Ukraine aims to stop Russia from regrouping as temperatures drop

By Laura King, Tracy Wilkinson | L.A. Times - National News
  • “This war has knocked on the door of each and every Ukrainian home,” Iryna Maruniak, who oversees utility issues for the municipality of Lviv, western Ukraine’s biggest city, said last week, citing power cuts that have left millions of households across the country dark and cold.
  • In Washington, a senior Defense Department official said the Pentagon is considering adding long-range Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to a future tranche of military aid to Ukraine.
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Lord Jon Lovett Enters the Chat

By Fiona Pestana | Crooked Media
Jon Lovett puts on his Gen Z skirt and helps Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine draft the most problematic, chaotic and perfect U.S. government. Like, don’t you want Kris Jenner, Olivia Wilde, Christian Walker, and Snooki leading our country? Also in this episode: Alycia’s mom thinks her daughter died, and country music is the girlies’ guilty pleasure. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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“Chief of Vibes” with Megan Rapinoe

By Fiona Pestana | Crooked Media
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco sit down with U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe to talk about the Qatar World Cup, pay equity and transparency, being a woman in soccer, and her and her fiancé Sue Bird’s shoe collections. Then, in News: Erin and Alyssa talk January 6th updates (summary: Find Out Season continues), rail workers’ labor rights, and recent Balenciaga scandals. Finally, Megan Rapinoe joins the ranting in I Feel Petty. Show Notes Soccer star Megan Rapinoe urges accountability after investigation finds systemic abuse and misconduct in women’s game [CNN]Megan Rapinoe x […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Trump will ‘burn down’ the GOP and the party has only itself to blame: conservative

By Brad Reed | Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism
  • In the essay, titled "Yes, He Will Burn It All Down," she imagines what will happen if a Republican rival manages to overtake Trump in primary races heading into the 2024 presidential election.
  • Conservative A.B. Stoddard has written an essay for The Bulwark in which she warns Republicans that they have no choice but to suffer total annihilation under the hands of former President Donald Trump .
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Leftists’ disgusting lust for pedophilia

By Cheryl K. Chumley | The Washington Times stories: Opinion
  • It was Disney’s employees that pressured the company to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republicans in the state who were tired of public schools stripping parents of their rights to raise their children as they saw fit, and who crafted a piece of legislation that simply banned teachers from instructing elementary age kids — kindergarten through grade three — about sexual matters and gender identity, especially when parents haven’t been informed of said instruction.
  • Returning Disney CEO Bob Iger, in a recent employee townhall meeting in which he spoke of the company’s fight with Florida over a law that’s been wrongfully cast as the “don’t say gay” bill, said he was “sorry to see us dragged into that battle.”
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Are Police Helicopter Fleets Worth the Money?

By Emily Hofstaedter | article – Mother Jones
  • Los Angeles’ police and sheriff’s departments have amassed among the largest helicopter units of any local law enforcement agencies in the world, costing city and county residents tens of millions of dollars each year for patrols that disproportionately hover over low income communities of color, according to government records.
  • The LAPD conducted a similar federally funded test of helicopter patrols soon after, supported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which also touted the benefits of aerial policing, including for reducing property crimes and increasing arrests.
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He sounds just like you’d expect…

By Revolver News | Revolver News
JavaScript is not available. We’ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in this browser. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using twitter.com. You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center. Help Center […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Biden Fails to Seize Opportunity to Condemn Tyranny in China

By Dave Patterson | Liberty Nation
  • Rather than stand up for free speech, the freedom to assemble, and other basic human rights, however, President Biden and his administration are standing on the sidelines, essentially approving China’s oppression of its people.
  • Kirby could have said something along the lines of: “The United States stands solidly behind the Chinese people’s right to assemble, dissent, and speak freely.
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Cops Walk Back Key Detail in University of Idaho Student Murders

By Allison Quinn | The Daily Beast Latest Articles
  • The Latah County Prosecutor’s Office stated the suspect(s) specifically looked at this residence, and that one or more of the occupants were undoubtedly targeted,” the Moscow Police Department said in a statement late Wednesday.
  • The walk-back came after Latah County prosecuting attorney Bill Thompson said in an interview with News Nation that “investigators believe that whoever is responsible was specifically looking at this particular residence.”
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Eugyppius: The Covidification of Influenza…

By Revolver News | Revolver News
  • It taught them that “Flu transmission can be stopped” and thus that “Nonpharmaceutical interventions work,” that “Flu can spread via aerosols,” that “‘Long flu’ may be a risk,” that “Asymptomatic flu infections may be underappreciated” and that “People want to test – and they’re good at it.”
  • “Prior to the pandemic, we were very focused on promoting vaccination as the primary way to decrease transmission of flu,” said Seema Lakdawala, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Emory University in Atlanta.
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