A new advanced Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine was among three warships that entered service in the Russian Navy on Thursday. Another boat of the same class, which is designed to carry Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, was floated for the first time on the same day.

The Russian military conducted three simultaneous ceremonies, during which naval flags were raised on the new vessels, marking the formal beginning their active service.

The Borei-class submarine ‘Generalissimus Suvorov’ was the largest and most powerful of the three. The Borei class forms the backbone of Russia’s naval nuclear deterrence. It is the sixth ship of its kind and though the welcome ceremony was in the city of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, the ‘Generalissimus Suvorov’ is slated to join the Pacific Fleet. 

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:31

RuPaul Charles' DragCon is returning to Britain this weekend. The first iteration of this exhibition of transvestite culture took place in Los Angeles in 2015, touted as the debut convention celebrating "the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all."

This year's DragCon counts the perforated shoe company Crocs and the children's' television show "Teletubbies" among its sponsors. Both the convention and the after-hours shows are all ages, despite some performers set to walk about with fake sex organs exposed.

The event website states, "DragCon is an all-ages, family friendly event and all are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon UK. Kids 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket."

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:25

She posted on her Facebook page that she has been vaccinated three times.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:24
North Carolina Republican Rep. Dan Bishop said the prolonged battle over the Speaker of the House helped the GOP “advance the ball.”
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:21

 Illegal immigrants in El Paso, Texas, have been arrested, their camps have been taken down, and some have been sent back to Mexico in the week leading up to President Biden’s first visit to the border during his term. 

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:21

Russian influence operations on Twitter in the 2016 presidential election reached relatively few users, most of whom were highly partisan Republicans, and the Russian accounts had no measurable impact in changing minds or influencing voter behavior, according to a study out this morning.

The study, which the New York University Center for Social Media and Politics helmed, explores the limits of what Russian disinformation and misinformation was able to achieve on one major social media platform in the 2016 elections.

“My personal sense coming out of this is that this got way overhyped,” Josh Tucker, one of the report’s authors who is also the co-director of the New York University center, told me about the meaningfulness of the Russian tweets. 

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:20
Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy touted the concessions made by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the tense vote for House Speaker that ended Friday.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:20
Mexico’s leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears to be abandoning his “hugs not bullets” approach to dealing with Mexico’s violent crime problem that is fueled by the country’s notorious drug cartels.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:19
Science fiction is one step closer to reality as several companies debut working prototypes for flying cars.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:19
Former Virginia Tech soccer player Kiersten Hening received a six-figure settlement for dropping a federal lawsuit against the coach she claimed had benched her for refusing to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:18

 South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is looking for answers after the federal government leaked her social security number — and those of her family members — in the public release of records from the January 6 House committee.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:18

President Joe Biden’s (quick) visit to the southern border lasted only a few hours before he jetted off and got back to his cushiony life where his failed policies don’t affect him. 

On Sunday afternoon, Biden visited El Paso, Texas for the first time since taking office, vowing to send federal law enforcement to help with the crisis. 

In just three hours, Biden met with several immigrant rights advocates, walked a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, and inspected a port of entry where border agents explained how they search vehicles for drugs, money, and other contraband. 

However, he did not tour government facilities where illegal migrants are being held and processed after crossing into the U.S. He also did not visit downtown El Paso where migrants have lived on the streets. 

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:16

House Republicans are getting set to establish a new Judiciary subcommittee to look into how the Executive Branch has investigated and collected information on American citizens.

The subcommittee, if formed, will be known officially as the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. According to the House resolution that will be up for a vote, it will be composed of up to 13 members.  The New York Times reported that it will be led by none other than Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who will also chair the full Judiciary Committee.

Fox News Digital reached out to Jordan’s office, but they did not immediately respond.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:14

A giant leap for the U.K. space sector is set to take place tonight, Monday (Jan. 9), as Virgin Orbit readies for its first-ever launch from Britain, and from Europe. 

The launch, which could still be hampered by bad weather or technical glitches, will be Virgin Orbit's first from a location other than the company's U.S. homebase in California's Mojave Desert. It will also be the first-ever orbital launch from the U.K., although the country previously launched a satellite into orbit atop a homegrown rocket from Australia in the early 1970s. The new mission, called "Start Me Up," after a song by legendary British band the Rolling Stones, will see Virgin Orbit's converted Boeing 747-400 airplane Cosmic Girl take off from an airport in Newquay, a popular tourist town on the picturesque Atlantic Coast of the Cornwall region in southwest England. 

If all goes to plan, Cosmic Girl, with Virgin Orbit's two-stage Launcher One rocket tucked beneath its wing, will take off from the the Newquay Airport, now dubbed Spaceport Cornwall, between 4:40 and 6 p.m. EST (2140 and 2300 GMT) tonight. Then, it will ascend to an altitude of 35,000 feet (10.6 kilometers) above the Atlantic Ocean before releasing the rocket about an hour into the flight. Launcher One will perform one orbital burn with each of its two stages before releasing its cargo of nine small satellites. You can watch the launch in the window above beginning at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT), courtesy of Virgin Orbit, or directly at the company's YouTube(opens in new tab).

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:14

Something may have gone very wrong for China's first-ever Mars mission.

China launched Tianwen 1 in July 2020 and the mission's rover, named Zhurong, touched down on the Red Planet in May 2021. The duo explored Mars smoothly until May 2022, when Zhurong was put into hibernation, hunkering down for the harsh winter.

But the rover may not have exited hibernation as expected, according to reports from Space News(opens in new tab), which cite reporting from the South China Morning Post(opens in new tab) (SCMP), an English-language newspaper based in Hong Kong, that Zhurong was expected to wake up in December and hasn't called home yet. And simultaneously, the Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter appears to be experiencing a communications glitch.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:11

The son of director Franco Zeffirelli has slammed a $500 million lawsuit filed by Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey that alleges sexual abuse, harassment and fraud on the set of his father’s 1968 blockbuster “Romeo and Juliet.”

Pippo Zeffirelli hit out at the stars in a statement released Friday, saying: “It is embarrassing to hear that today, 55 years after filming, two elderly actors who owe their notoriety essentially to this film wake up to declare that they have suffered an abuse that has caused them years of anxiety and emotional discomfort.”

Whiting, now 72, and Hussey, now 71, were both minors when they filmed the big-screen adaptation of the Shakespeare play and say they were promised that there would be no nudity in the flick.

However, during the final days of filming, director Franco Zeffirelli reportedly urged the pair to do a scene in which they were unclothed and only wearing body makeup. Franco — who died in 2019 — allegedly told them that the film would fail if they did not appear nude

Now, Whiting and Hussey say they “suffered mental anguish and emotional distress” as a result.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:10

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged former McDonald’s chief executive Stephen Easterbrook with making false and misleading statements to investors about the circumstances of his 2019 termination.

The SEC hit Easterbrook with a five-year officer and director bar and a $400,000 civil penalty.

McDonald’s fired Easterbrook in November 2019 for exercising “poor judgment” by engaging in a relationship with a McDonald’s employee, the SEC said.

But Easterbrook failed to disclose other additional violations of company policy he committed by engaging in undisclosed relationships with other employees of the fast-food giant, it said.

The agency also charged McDonald’s with “shortcomings” in its public disclosures related to Easterbrook’s ouster, but did not impose any fines on McDonald’s due to the firm’s “substantial cooperation” with the investigation, the SEC said.

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:09

Republicans are feuding behind the scenes over whether cuts to defense spending are necessary for the new 118th Congress under the leadership of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

During an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio said that "everything" has to be on the table in order to cut government spending, including the Defense Department.

"We got a $32 trillion debt. Everything has to be on the table," Jordan said, adding that the U.S. is "on pace to spend $500 billion or $600 billion just to pay interest on the debt."

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Posted on: Jan 09 11:54

Jennifer Shah, most famously known as a member of the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” was sentenced to a 6.5-year prison sentence for defrauding thousands of people in a telemarketing scam, according to reporting by Breitbart.

The U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein sentenced Shah as a leader in a nationwide fraud targeting the elderly and vulnerable. The scam sought to defraud those less sophisticated than others with electronics, and the scam sought to take money away from those who could not afford to pay the money.

Shah pled guilty to a conspiracy charge, and the prosecutors sought a 10-year sentence for her crimes. This was higher than the 3-year sentence that Shah’s lawyers pleaded for. Instead, the judge split the difference and went with a 6.5-year sentence for these crimes. This is something that judges will sometimes do when there is a big difference between the sentences that both sides are advocating for.

The judge made it clear to everyone in the courtroom that he was not sentencing the character people saw on television. Instead, he wanted to make it clear that the person who was being sentenced was a natural person, and that person deserved to meet the justice that any of the rest of us would have to face if we were to commit a similar crime.

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Posted on: Jan 09 11:50
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has agreed to stop busing migrants to New York City or Chicago following a letter from New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanding an end to the practice.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:16
Former U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) officially resigned from the Senate on Sunday after reports broke last year that the congressman would pursue higher education opportunities.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:16
Texas authorities are searching for a man who fatally shot a suspected robber inside a Houston taco restaurant last week.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:15
ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos predicted two years of chaos during Kevin McCarthy’s House speakership, but his Republican guests weren’t having it.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:14
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott blasted President Joe Biden’s visit to El Paso on Sunday, claiming that the president has “no plans” to enforce immigration laws.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:13
President Joe Biden is reportedly gearing up to declare a 2024 re-election bid after months of speculation about whether the 80-year-old Democrat had another campaign in him.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:13
Attorney General Merrick Garland is bucking President Joe Biden by seeking the death penalty for an alleged Islamist terrorist accused of killing eight and injuring more than a dozen in a 2017 New York City truck attack.
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Posted on: Jan 09 11:12
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed to Reuters that officials released a high-ranking federal official from prison Friday after serving over two decades for leaking information and identities of some American spies to Cuba.
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Posted on: Jan 09 10:15

We don’t yet know exactly how 6G wireless technology is going to work. But researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst believe using humans as antennas to power 6G may be the most viable way to harvest additional energy that would otherwise get wasted.

In the always-present effort to speed up informational exchange, scientists have already started investigating Visible Light Communication (VLC), basically a wireless version of fiberoptics, that uses flashes of light to transmit information. Adding VLC to 6G spurred the UMass Amherst team to dig even deeper.

First, some background on 6G. As a refresher, 5G—what is considered the fifth, and most recent generation of cellular broadband networks—is still in its infancy. True 5G networks operate in millimeter-wave frequencies between 30 and 300 Gigahertz, which are 10 to 100 times higher frequency than previous 4G cellular network. (Some cell phone providers cheat, however, by claiming the upper end of the 4G spectrum as 5G).

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Posted on: Jan 09 10:15
General Michael Flynn was a huge target of Barack Obama, Democrats, the Deep State, and crooked Judge Sullivan, after he joined with Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign for president.
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Posted on: Jan 09 10:14