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A group of Republican lawmakers has introduced legislation that seeks to force US universities to fully disclose how they will manage Gaza solidarity encampments that have swept the nation's schools over the past several months.

If it passes, the legislation will change some language within the Higher Education Act of 1965 to mandate that universities receiving federal funds disclose the measures it takes to "respond to incidents of civil disturbance occurring on the campus".

The legislation, introduced by Elise Stefanik and Jim Banks, joins a chorus of other bills and attempts by Republicans in Congress to stifle pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, which has spiked since Israel's war on Gaza began last October.

Tags: EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Russia’s gas giant Gazprom shipped 23% higher volumes of natural gas via pipeline to Europe in June compared to the same month last year, according to estimates by Reuters.

Gazprom’s pipeline gas deliveries averaged a daily volume of 81.8 million cubic meters (mcm) in June, up from 66.8 mcm in June last year, per the Reuters calculations based on data from European gas transmission group Entsog and Gazprom’s daily reports on gas transit via Ukraine.

Gazprom’s export volumes in June 2024 declined from the 89.5 mcm daily volume in May, due to maintenance on TurkStream in early June.

Tags: ECONOMY, ENERGY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Two Russian Northern Fleet warships called at a port in Venezuela, the Northern Fleet said.

"A detachment of Northern Fleet ships comprising the frigate Soviet Union Fleet Admiral Gorshkov and the medium maritime tanker Akademik Pashin made a call at the port of La Guaira in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The call will last several days. Afterward, the seamen of the Northern Fleet will continue to carry out their mission in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean," the fleet said.

During the port call, the crews of the Russian ships will be given an opportunity to rest after the long-distance voyage and see local sights.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
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The US Army has received the first batch of armored vehicles at its newest military storehouse in west-central Poland.

Opened in April 2023, the Powidz Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 (APS-2) was established to keep, sustain, and distribute allied armored brigades for their respective forces deployed on NATO’s eastern flank.

The facility’s placement reduces logistics timelines for training, operations, and response in the event of a conflict in the region.

The Powidz APS-2 facility accepted 14 M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, an M88 recovery vehicle, and associated equipment to prepare the center for full operational capability in 2025.

Tags: EUROPE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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More than 200 new Tennessee laws will take effect on July 1, 2024, addressing a wide range of issues. Here are some notable ones: HB 1600: Guns for Certain Juvenile Offenders: Juvenile offenders convicted of specific crimes (such as aggravated assault, threats of mass violence, etc.) will be prohibited from owning firearms until they turn 25. They can petition the court for firearm rights restoration once they reach 19 years old and meet certain conditions.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A millionaire banker who was filmed punching a woman in the face in Brooklyn, New York last month has turned himself in to cops. Jonathan Kaye, 52, surrendered to the police on Monday, reported ABC News.
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After the government ordered lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic — which sequestered Americans in their homes, shut down schools, caused mass business closures, and various mental health crises — children who were babies and toddlers are now “academically and developmentally behind,” the left-leaning New York Times reported on Monday.
By: orraz
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Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Monday evening that his authoritarian regime will resume direct negotiations with the United States on Wednesday.
By: orraz
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Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that Vice President Kamala Harris should be supported by Democrats “whether it’s in second place or the top of the ticket.”
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Hunter Biden, 54, the president’s son, who was recently convicted of three gun-related felonies, is reportedly sitting in on meetings with his father in the West Wing, as the Biden family tries to manage the fallout of last week’s debate.
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President Joe Biden blamed his performance at Thursday’s presidential debate on his foreign travel schedule before the debate, adding that he “wasn’t very smart.”
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On Tuesday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “The Hill,” Biden Campaign Co-Chair Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) responded to a question on if he thinks there are more elected officials like Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) who believe that President Joe Biden should drop out by stating that while he doesn’t know of any others, he’s “sure there probably are” Democrats in Congress who share Doggett’s view.
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On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Adam Frisch, who is running as a Democrat in the 3rd Congressional District in Colorado called on President Joe Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race and stated that “this was not a one-night blip that happened last Thursday.” ”
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Sam Brinton, an “openly genderfluid” former Department of Energy official under the Biden administration, will reportedly receive mental health treatment to resolve theft charges from stealing a woman’s luggage.
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Top contributors to President Joe Biden’s re-election bid are inquiring about having their campaign donations refunded after the 81-year-old chief executive delivered a meandering and tottering performance at his first 2024 election debate with Donald Trump last week.
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Modern CPUs from Intel, including Raptor Lake and Alder Lake, have been found vulnerable to a new side-channel attack that could be exploited to leak sensitive information from the processors. The attack, codenamed Indirector by security researchers Luyi Li, Hosein Yavarzadeh, and Dean Tullsen, leverages shortcomings identified in Indirect Branch Predictor (IBP) and the Branch Target Buffer (BTB) to bypass existing defenses and compromise the security of the CPUs.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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Multiple owners of Google Pixel 6 series phones (6, 6a, 6 Pro) have been reporting in the past week that their devices were "bricked" after they performed a factory reset. Factory resets wipe the device of all personal data, apps, and settings and are typically performed when the device owner prepares it for resale. The Pixel 6 series, released in late 2021, is approaching the typical upgrade cycle for many original buyers, and issues with the factory reset process have become significantly more impactful.
Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
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In 2022, Norway witnessed a significant exodus of its super-rich citizens More than 30 Norwegian billionaires and multimillionaires decided to relocate to low-tax countries, particularly Switzerland. This departure exceeded the total number of super-rich individuals who left the country during the previous 13 years combined. The primary reason behind this trend was the increase in wealth taxes implemented by the center-left government.
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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"A ceasefire connected to a deadline would give a chance to speed up peace talks."
Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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An energy boss has warned that his firm will prioritise expansion in the US and Denmark as Britain's political parties 'put pain' into the oil and gas industry. David Bucknall, chief executive of Ineos Energy, said investing in the UK could become 'uneconomic' under Labour's tax plans.
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to criminally charge Boeing for violating the terms of a prior agreement. This agreement allowed Boeing to avoid prosecution for two fatal plane crashes involving the 737 MAX in 2018 and 2019.
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And let's not forget the complete mess he and his championing of hard-left policies has made of California, the luster of the Golden State endlessly tarnished by bad news: from crime, drugs and homelessness to high taxes, electricity and water shortages, and a sky-high deficit that has led to an exodus of businesses and citizens.
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Toxic radium levels were detected at a landfill in St. Louis, Missouri connected to a World War II-era bomb. Radioactive waste from the atomic bomb was illegally dumped at West Lake Landfill. The EPA is investigating whether the radium found in the groundwater could travel into the Missouri River.
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WMD
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