In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out. The small capsule landed four hours later on a remote expanse of military land, as the mothership set off after another asteroid.
Scientists estimate the capsule holds at least a cup of rubble from the carbon-rich asteroid known as Bennu, but won´t know for sure until the container is opened. Some spilled and floated away when the spacecraft scooped up too much and rocks jammed the container´s lid during collection three years ago.
Japan, the only other country to bring back asteroid samples, gathered about a teaspoon in a pair of asteroid missions.
A migrant carries a tiny baby around a razor wire fence and up a steep Texas riverbank where he precariously hands the child to another man atop a shipping container.
Within minutes, a uniformed federal officer arrives to help.
He hoists up the others in the 30-person group as they leisurely scale the fortifications and illegally enter the country.
A visibly pregnant woman is next. She's guided to river on the Mexican side by a smuggler.
Nearby, Texas state border guards simply look on.
They know all too well that Mexican cartels and human traffickers take advantage of these desperate people and use their children like pawns – even posing as their parents to curry favor with U.S. immigration officials, who appear sympathetic.
Not that a harder line would achieve much - they're overwhelmed.
So nearly everyone is simply ushered through. Few tough questions are asked. Only a small percentage are expelled.
A secret internal report commissioned by the Loudoun County, Virginia public school system found that school administrators failed to even look into a 2021 rape by a skirt-wearing boy, in brazen violation of federal Title IX laws governing sexual harassment.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley took a shot at her former boss on Friday, former President Donald Trump, calling him “weak in the knees” for not wanting to do more to support Ukraine and calling him “thin-skinned and easily distracted.”
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), infuriated by the shadowy, thoroughly unsettling, closed-door shenanigans of Capitol Hill, let rip with a scathing twelve-and-a-half-minute dissection of the corruption she’s found.
In an informal garage gym setting familiar to those who have followed her weight-lifting videos, the GOP lawmaker lashed out in a video posted to X, formerly Twitter, at House leadership and the Biden administration side-by-side regarding the absurd spending bills that have been compounded together in a desperate bid to gain approval for additional funding to be sent to Ukraine.
“They bring a defense bill to the floor yesterday that had $300 million for Ukraine in it. I told them all week long, ‘I’m not voting for $300 million to Ukraine,’” Greene told her viewers. “I would love to vote for that bill without the Ukraine money, but no, they didn’t take it out.”
She repeatedly called upon her colleagues to strip Ukraine funding from an extremely necessary defense spending package. However, congressional leadership refused, ignoring urgent calls from Greene as well as other members like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who called for the same.
Top toxicologist Dr. Janci Lindsay has warned that mRNA jabs contain the same cancer-causing SV40 sequences that were found in the deadly polio shots from the 1950’s.
Among several prominent medical professionals who testified last week before the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Ad-Hoc Committee on pandemic preparedness, Dr. Lindsay warned legislators that the Covid jabs are contaminated with DNA and plasmids that contain deadly SV40 sequences:
“Um, I’m short on time. So I’m trying to fit this in. Basically, people were given in the clinical trial a clean shot. People, everybody else was given these contaminated shots. Every single vial that’s been tested by every scientist around the world is contaminated with these plasmids. And some are contaminated – when Kevin McKernan first tested the vials, he found that one of the vials contained up to about 30 percent of the nucleic acid material was, in fact, DNA – so this is not some residual contamination that’s carrying over. This is significant contamination.”
Dr. Lindsay went on to say she believed there was a “nefarious intent” behind the SV40 sequences being loaded into the jabs, before going on to warn that the vaccines are “contaminated, dangerous, lethal products.”
Social media platform X, formerly called Twitter, issued a brutal context update on a Washington Post piece about Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, who earlier in the week taped a call he had confronting one of the reporters writing what he deemed a “hit piece.”
According to a disturbing report in the Washington Post, “The new office will report up through Stefanie Feldman, the White House staff secretary and a longtime Biden policy aide who has worked on the firearms issue for years.”
The office will be overseen by “The White House, the Community Justice Action Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety.”
Shannon Watts, a Mike Bloomberg associate who founded Moms Demand Action, praised the creation of the unconstitutional office, saying, “If this announcement is, in fact, the creation of a single point of leadership on gun violence in the administration, it’s a very big deal for the movement.”
“A governmental focal point dedicated to creating a framework for overseeing national policy, research and resources would be more than symbolic — it would be a significant turning point for the movement.”
Chicago’s Democratic mayor has announced a partnership with a far-left non-profit to advance his proposal of a government-owned grocery store, which he argues is needed for the sake of “racial justice.”
Wisconsin Public Radio reports, “The majority decision was written by Justice Rebecca Bradley and joined by the rest of the court’s conservative majority, including swing Justice Brian Hagedorn.”
“Nothing in the statutory language detailing the procedures by which absentee ballots may be cast mentions drop boxes or anything like them,” Bradley wrote in the ruling.
“WEC’s staff may have been trying to make voting as easy as possible during the pandemic, but whatever their motivations, WEC must follow Wisconsin statutes,” Bradley continued. “Good intentions never override the law.”
Additionally, voters must personally deliver absentee ballots to the clerk’s office. Others, including roommates and spouses, will not be allowed to deliver ballots for them.
“Reading the election statutes in context and as a whole, we conclude an absentee ballot delivered in person … must be delivered personally by the voter,” Bradley wrote.
The Supreme Court has been a thorn in the side of President Joe Biden’s administration, frequently ruling against his agenda. But the nation’s highest court appears poised to do even more damage to Biden’s plans to move the country to the far left.
For instance, Biden’s plans to tax ‘the rich’ could soon be axed after the high court ruled earlier this year that Biden’s $430 billion-plus student loan forgiveness was unconstitutional.
Moore v. United States, for example, could greatest influence on Biden, despite the fact that the court will hear cases this fall involving the right to bear arms, the authority of federal agencies, and whether the phrase “Trump too small” can be trademarked.
That debate centers on Biden’s frequently expressed desire for a wealth tax and whether it could be implemented.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Republican House members who are holding up passing spending bills to keep the U.S. government running, saying that they are hurting the party and the country by playing games.
In a surprise move, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) vetoed a bill that would have allowed judges to consider whether a parent “affirms” a child’s “gender identity” among other factors during custody battles.
The 911 call from the aftermath of an F-35 crash in South Carolina last Sunday was released on Friday, revealing more details about the expensive incident that is still under investigation by the U.S. military.
A U.S. federal appeals court has thrown up a big roadblock for special counsel Jack Smith as he continues his investigation into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building two-and-a-half years ago.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled last week that Smith cannot have access to the phone records of Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) because allowing him to obtain the information amounts to a breach of the GOP lawmaker’s immunity under the Constitution’s “speech and debate” clause.
Smith was seeking Perry’s communications with colleagues and Executive Branch officials, Politico reported. However, the clause in question shields members of Congress from being slapped with legal proceedings while they are engaging in their elected official duties.
Russian forces foiled the activity of eight Ukrainian subversive groups in the Kherson direction in the past week, with the enemy losing roughly 445 soldiers, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a report.
The owners of a New York City daycare centre where a toddler died and three others were sickened by opioid exposure last week were hiding bags of fentanyl beneath a trap door in the children’s play area, police say.
New York City detectives were executing a search warrant on the Bronx apartment on Thursday when they found the narcotics, including a large quantity of fentanyl and other paraphernalia concealed by plywood and tile flooring. Photos shared by police showed bags full of powder inside the “trap floor” a few steps away from a shelf of children’s toys.