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CDC now says it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to mingle indoors with others — including low-risk unvaccinated people — but still warns against nonessential travel. The airline industry hits back.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says that fully vaccinated people are OK to mingle indoors with both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in some circumstances.

Fully vaccinated is defined as having waited two weeks after receiving both two-dose vaccine shots, or a single one-dose vaccine injection.

The CDC, however, still states that all people — regardless of vaccination status — should continue to avoid nonessential travel.

Now the airline industry is pushing back on the guidance, saying that it believes air travel is relatively safe.

What are the details?

During a White House briefing Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced that fully vaccinated people can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without having to wear a mask or engage in social distancing.

The CDC also says that fully vaccinated people can visit indoors — and mask-free — with unvaccinated people from a single household so long as they are at low risk for severe COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated people can also skip quarantine and testing procedures following a known exposure so long as they are asymptomatic, the guidance notes.

Those people who are vaccinated should continue to wear face coverings in public and should also avoid nonessential travel. Vaccinated people should also continue to avoid medium- and large-sized public gatherings and should continue using masks and utilizing social distancing measures when around unvaccinated mixed households.

During the briefing, Wolensky said, “Science and the protection of public health must guide us as we begin to resume these activities. Today’s action represents an important first step. It is not our final destination. As more people get vaccinated, levels of COVID-19 infection decline in communities, and as our understanding of COVID immunity improves, we look forward to updating these recommendations to the public.”

What is the airline industry saying?

In a statement responding to the CDC’s new guidance, industry group Airlines for America says that flying poses a low risk of COVID-19 infection because of “heavily filtered air and federally mandated mask wearing.”

The group in a statement added, “We remain confident that this layered approach significantly reduces risk,” the group said.

BREAKING: CDC announces new guidelines for vaccinated people to gather indoors with each other

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Pepe Le Pew cut from ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ as allegations swirl that the cartoon skunk perpetuates rape culture

Pepe Le Pew, the French “Looney Tunes” skunk, will not appear in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

The cartoon skunk was set to make an appearance in the sequel to the beloved 1997 film, “Space Jam.”

The news comes as Pepe Le Pew and other cartoon characters face heavy criticism for their alleged perpetuation of rape culture, stereotypes, and racism.

What are the details?

According to a Monday report from Deadline, a hybrid live-action animation scene that featured Pepe Le Pew and actress Greice Santo was shot in 2019.

Terence Nance, the film’s first director, originally shot the scene, which was later cut by director Malcolm D. Lee, his replacement.

The scene, according to the report, was never even animated.

According to Deadline, “Pepe was set to appear in a black-and-white Casablanca-like Rick’s Cafe sequence. Pepe, playing a bartender, starts hitting on a woman at the bar played by Santo. He begins kissing her arm, which she pulls back, then slamming Pepe into the chair next to hers. She then pours her drink on Pepe, and slaps him hard, sending him spinning in a stool, which is then stopped by LeBron James’ hand. James and Bugs Bunny are looking for Lola, and Pepe knows her whereabouts. Pepe then tells the guys that Penelope cat has filed a restraining order against him. James makes a remark in the script that Pepe can’t grab other Tunes without their consent.”

Santo said that she was upset to learn that the skunk was cut from the film because she believed “the skunk finally gets his comeuppance.”

“This was such a big deal for Greice to be in this movie,” a spokesperson for the actress said. “Even though Pepe is a cartoon character, if anyone was going to slap a sexual harasser like him, Greice wished it would be her. Now the scene is cut, and she doesn’t have that power to influence the world through younger generations who’ll be watching ‘Space Jam 2,’ to let younger girls and younger boys know that Pepe’s behavior is unacceptable.”

What else?

The news has gone viral amid New York Times’ columnist Charles Blow’s editorial piece accusing the character of perpetuating rape culture.

In the highly charged piece, Blow writes, “Some of the first cartoons I can remember include Pepé Le Pew, who normalized rape culture; Speedy Gonzales, whose friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans; and Mammy Two Shoes, a heavyset black maid who spoke in a heavy accent.”

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New medication to treat COVID-19 could quickly turn pandemic on its head: ‘It may be the holy grail’

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said over the weekend that experimental drug molnupiravir could “be the future” of coronavirus treatment, according to a Monday report from Fox News.

What are the details?

Siegel predicted the at-home therapeutic, which could hit the U.S. market in four to five months, could be enough to turn the pandemic on its head and prove to be the “holy grail” of COVID-19 treatment.

On Sunday’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Siegel said, “It may be the holy grail on this because it was just studied in phase two trials and it literally stopped the virus in its tracks. And there wasn’t any virus found in the patients that were studied.”

First-stage testing on the drug, which is from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, showed “promising signs of effectiveness in reducing the virus in patients,” the outlet noted.

The drug, according to Fox, would be used at home as a five-day treatment, not unlike how Tamiflu is prescribed to combat the effects of influenza.

“This might be the future once the vaccine really gets control over the pandemic and we just start seeing isolated cases,” he said. “By then, this drug might be ready and this might be the drug for over the next several months.”

Siegel has also predicted that the United States will be “free of the coronavirus pandemic by the summer.”

“This is the very first pill that we have that’s something that we might be able to use in our armamentarium against COVID as a therapeutic,” he added.

On Saturday, Mint reported that the antiviral drug causes quick reduction in the virus.

In a statement from the companies, William Fischer, associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, said, “The secondary objective findings in this study, of a quicker decrease in infectious virus among individuals with early COVID-19 treated with molnupiravir, are promising and if supported by additional studies, could have important public health implications.”

“At a time where there is unmet need for antiviral treatments against SARS-CoV-2, we are encouraged by these preliminary data,” Wendy Painter, chief medical officer of Ridgeback, added in the statement.

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Report: Diplomats warned US about potential for dangerous coronavirus outbreak 3 years ago after ‘risky’ Wuhan experiments. The government ignored them.

Chinese researchers warned of a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan approximately two years before COVID-19 emerged in the same city, according to Washington Post columnist and author Josh Rogin.

The United States reportedly ignored those warnings.

What are the details?

In a lengthy Politico article titled “In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab. No One Listened,” Rogin said that U.S. health and science officials from the embassy in Beijing attended a late 2017 conference that detailed warnings about the possibility of a new SARS-related virus transmitted by bats and suffered by humans.

The article is based on an excerpt of Rogin’s new book, “Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century,” and was published Monday.

“On January 15, in its last days, President Donald Trump’s State Department put out a statement with serious claims about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Rogin wrote in the article. “The statement said the U.S. intelligence community had evidence that several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory were sick with Covid-like symptoms in autumn 2019 — implying the Chinese government had hidden crucial information about the outbreak for months — and that the WIV lab, despite ‘presenting itself as a civilian institution,’ was conducting secret research projects with the Chinese military.”

Rogin continued, “The State Department alleged a Chinese government cover-up and asserted that ‘Beijing continues today to withhold vital information that scientists need to protect the world from this deadly virus, and the next one.'”

According to reports, the U.S. embassy sent at least three teams of experts in the ensuing months to speak with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology regarding lab safety practices.

“When they sat down with the scientists at the WIV, the American diplomats were shocked by what they heard,” Rogin noted. “The Chinese researchers told them they didn’t have enough properly trained technicians to safely operate their BSL-4 lab. The Wuhan scientists were asking for more support to get the lab up to top standards.”

Following the meetings, diplomats wrote cable warnings to Washington “begging people to pay attention to what was going on” and urging Washington to do more to help the lab.

“They also warned that the WIV researchers had found new bat coronaviruses [that] could easily infect human cells, and which used the same cellular route that had been used by the original SARS coronavirus,” Rogin reported.

Rogin said that one of the cable writers said that messages were intended to warn the U.S. of a large-scale potential public health emergency related to the Wuhan lab, but the messages were reportedly never made public.

Rogin also said that the two cables were designed to alert the U.S. government of “a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.”

“We were trying to warn that the lab was a serious danger,” one of the writers said. “I have to admit, I thought it would be maybe a SARS-like outbreak again. If I knew it would turn out to be the greatest pandemic in human history, I would have made a bigger stink about it.”

Rogin in the article also notes, “The exact origin of the new coronavirus remains a mystery to this day, but the search for answers is not just about assigning blame. Unless the source is located, the true path of the virus can’t be traced, and scientists can’t properly study the best ways to prevent future outbreaks.”

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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias blasts cancel culture after NYT columnist complains about Speedy Gonzales as ‘corrosive stereotype’

Comedian and voice actor Gabriel Iglesias blasted cancel culture in a Saturday tweet following a New York Times article that branded beloved cartoon character Speedy Gonzales as toxic.

Iglesias voices the cartoon mouse in the upcoming reboot of “Space Jam.”

What are the details?

On Wednesday, Times columnist Charles Blow took aim at Dr. Seuss’ books — and certain cartoons — that he said perpetuate “corrosive stereotypes.”

In the editorial, Blow wrote, “Some of the first cartoons I can remember include Pepé Le Pew, who normalized rape culture; Speedy Gonzales, whose friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans; and Mammy Two Shoes, a heavyset black maid who spoke in a heavy accent.”

In an apparent response to the news, Iglesias — whose nickname is Fluffy — wrote, “I am the voice of Speedy Gonzales in the new Space Jam. Does this mean they are gonna try to cancel Fluffy too?”

“U can’t catch me cancel culture,” he added. “I’m the fastest mouse in all of Mexico.”

Can’t keep a good mouse down

It also seems fair to point out that Cartoon Network once tried to shelve cartoons featuring the Mexican mouse in 1999 over accusations that it promoted negative stereotypes — but outcry from its Mexican audience prompted the network to return Speedy to the airwaves.

According to a report from Quartz, the League of United Latin American Citizens spoke out on the removal, and by 2002, Speedy was back on the air.

Anything else?

Blow also took a virtual beating over his remarks about Pepé Le Pew on Sunday.

In response to the criticism, Blow took to Twitter and defended his sentiments.

“[Right wing] blogs are mad bc I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture,” Blow wrote on Twitter. “Let’s see. 1. He grabs/kisses a girl/stranger, repeatedly, w/o consent and against her will. 2. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her 3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping. This helped teach boys that ‘no’ didn’t really mean no, that it was a part of ‘the game’, the starting line of a power struggle.”

“It taught overcoming a woman’s strenuous, even physical objections, was normal, adorable, funny,” he added. “They didn’t even give the woman the ability to SPEAK.”

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Ex-royal Meghan Markle says the royal family was worried that the skin of Markle’s and Prince Harry’s child would be too dark

Meghan Markle
said in a new interview that members of the royal family were worried during her pregnancy that the skin color of her unborn son would be too dark.

Markle, the American-born Duchess of Sussex, shares 1-year-old son Archie with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. Markle’s mother is black, and her father is white.

The couple made headlines in early 2020 when they announced they would be withdrawing from the royal family.

What are the details?

In a wide-ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle said that her time in the British monarchy was scarring and that members of the royal family had discussions over worries that the skin of Markle’s and Prince Harry’s son would be too dark.

She also told Winfrey that her son was not bestowed with a prince title following his 2019 birth.

“All around this same time, we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations as to how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Markle told Winfrey.

Markle added that Prince Harry shared the information with her and did not state who in the royal family had concerns about the color of the child’s skin.

“That was relayed to me from Harry from conversations that family had with him,” she said.

“The idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of color in this family, not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be … the other piece of that conversation is there is a convention,” she also Winfrey.

According to People, “Great-grandchildren of the monarch are not princes or princesses, except for children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, which is why Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children are Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.”

During the interview, Oprah pressed the prince on the issue and asked who, specifically, had such concerns about the couple’s child.

“That conversation I’m never going to share,” he said. “It was awkward. I was a bit shocked.”

On Monday, the BBC reported, “It was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh who made the comment about how dark the couple’s baby’s skin would .”

Winfrey told CBS’ “This Morning,” “[Prince Harry] did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations.

“He did not tell me who was a part of those conversations,” she added.

Meghan Markle Claims Palace Had Concerns Over Archie’s Skin Color

What else?

During the interview, Markle told Winfrey that she considered killing herself while pregnant because she “just didn’t want to be alive any more” due to media criticism.

Markle also said members of the royal family told her that seeking mental health services would not reflect well on the monarchy.

“I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he’s suffered,” she revealed. “But I knew that if I didn’t say that I would do it … and I just didn’t ? I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought.”

“It wasn’t even, ‘I don’t want to [be alive any more],'” Markle told Winfrey. “It was like, ‘These are the thoughts that I’m having the middle of the night that are very clear … and I’m scared, because this is very real. This isn’t some abstract idea. This is methodical, and this is not who I am.”

Anything else to know?

A late-night report from
the BBC reports that the interview was “devastating” and a “body blow” to the royal family.

“It’s not at all clear if and how the palace will respond,” BBC News royal correspondent Jonny Dymond told the British news agency. “Many of the revelations are so personal that getting any reaction seems unlikely. The Queen has made clear repeatedly the affection in which the couple are still held. As for the newspapers that the couple so despise — will they change their tune? It is not in their nature.”

Meghan Markle Says She Had ‘Suicidal Thoughts’ and Was Denied Help From Royal Family

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Insulting a police officer could soon become a crime in Kentucky

A bill advancing out of a Kentucky Senate committee would make it a crime for people to insult a police officer to the point where it causes a “violent response,”
Fox News reported.

The proposed bill came in response to the riots last summer.

What are the details?

The bill advanced out of the committee Thursday on a 7-3 vote. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Danny Carroll (R), is a retired police officer who says that something needs to be done to prevent the escalation of “riotous behavior.”

“In these riots, you see people getting up in officers’ faces, yelling in their ears, doing everything they can to provoke a violent response,” he said. “I’m not saying the officers do that, but there has to be a provision within that statute to allow officers to react to that. Because that does nothing but incite those around that vicinity, and it furthers and escalates the riotous behavior.”

He added, “This country was built on lawful protest, and it’s something that we must maintain — our citizens’ right to do so. What this deals with are those who cross the line and commit criminal acts.”

Fox News reported, “The bill kept language making a person guilty of disorderly conduct — a Class B misdemeanor — if they accost, insult, taunt, or challenge a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response from the perspective of a reasonable and prudent person.”

A Class B misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 90 days’ imprisonment.

The bill is headed for the full Senate and could be passed as early as next week.

What are others saying about this?

State Sen. David Yates (D) seemed to suggest that the bill is overkill.

“I don’t believe that any of my good officers are going to be provoked to a violent response because somebody does a ‘Yo mama’ joke or whatnot,” Yates told the Louisville Courier Journal.

Corey Shapiro, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, added that the “idea that the legislature would be criminalizing speech in such a way is offensive.”

“Verbally challenging police action — even if by insult or offensive language — is a cornerstone of our democracy,” he told the outlet. “And the First Amendment protects people’s ability to express themselves, even if it’s using offensive words to the police.”

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid claims conservatives would ‘trade all the tax cuts in the world’ just to be able to use the N-word

MSNBC host Joy Reid is facing heavy criticism after saying conservatives would gladly exchange tax cuts to be able to freely use the N-word.

What are the details?

In a Thursday tweet, Reid wrote, “I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’ To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom.'”

Reid made the remarks in a thread of tweets between former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson.

In an op-ed for
Deseret News, Weiss wrote about self-censorship and cancel culture.

The article, titled “The Silenced Majority,” explores self-censorship and touches upon a faction of far-left “illiberalism” in progressive culture.

A portion of Weiss’ article said, “In red America and in blue America — and, perhaps more so, on the red internet and the blue internet — we are in the grip of an epidemic of self-silencing.”

Weiss tweeted the story, and
captioned it, “‘Self-censorship is the norm, not the exception,’ a student at one of the country’s top law schools wrote. ‘I self-censor even when talking to some of my best friends for fear of word getting around.’

You can read Weiss’ full essay

Johnson, who apparently took issue with Weiss’ remarks, responded in kind by writing, “Yes, because code-switching, mask wearing, and all of the other hoops that black people have to go through to appease enough of the majority to even GET into law school isn’t the issue. But censoring yourself from saying the N word amongst friends is[.]”

What have others said about this?

Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell took issue with Reid’s remarks, and wrote, “Joy Reid of MSNBC: I suggest you watched [sic] Hannity. I called you out as a racist. I also suggest you apologize to every Republican in this country. Finally I suggest you look in the mirror and apologize for your homophobic comments.”

Conservative commentator and broadcaster Ben Shapiro wrote, “This is what the authoritarian Left thinks of you. Which is why they think your individual rights are of no value — and in fact, make the world a worse place.”

He added, “In reality, Reid would love nothing better than if conservatives loved the n-word. It would give her unending moral advantage, and allow her to cram down her perverse worldview. But conservatives don’t, so she’ll just impute deep desire to use the n-word to you.”

Author Ryan Girdusky added, “Joy Reid published an anti-gay blog and when she was caught, rather than taking ownership, said her computer was hacked. That’s the type of person she is.”

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March 4 passes uneventfully despite myriad warnings of nefarious plans to attack the Capitol

Despite a continuous stream of warnings that extremists would attack the U.S. Capitol on March 4, the day passed uneventfully and no sieges were carried out in Washington, D.C.

March 4 was in the minds of many as the day came and went, as some people believed that former President Donald Trump would return to power that day. The day stuck out for many, as it was the nation’s inauguration date for most of its first century as a nation.

What are the details?

Following the Jan. 6 incursion at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., many researchers said that there could be possible trouble brewing that would result in yet another attack on the Capitol — and many people took the warnings very seriously.

The House of Representatives on Thursday even canceled its session amid purported threats against the Capitol. Streets were closed. Thousands of National Guardsmen flanked the Capitol in protection. Even the Capitol Police on Wednesday warned that an unnamed militant group was planning to attack on Thursday. In a statement obtained by the New York Times, the force said, “We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. We are taking the intelligence seriously.”

CNN reported that information, which was provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, warned of “increased chatter among extremists,” including members of the Three Percenters, and which purportedly “discussed possible plots against the Capitol on March 4.”

“The Capitol grounds remained quiet behind black metal fences guarded by heavily armed troops,” the Washington Post reported Thursday. “The apparent quiescence was matched online, where some pro-Trump forums that had fomented and celebrated the Jan. 6 attack dismissed the idea of a March 4 repeat as ridiculous confection — ‘fake news,’ or worse, a trap to ensnare activists who so far have escaped arrest.”

The outlet cited a social media user on — a site, the Post reports, that was accused of playing a “central role in planning ahead of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.”

The user wrote, “No one is doing anything today. This is a lie the government created to make YOU the bad guy.”

“QAnon-boosting groups on the Telegram chat app have in recent days shared messages saying that anyone going to the Capitol on Thursday ‘IS A LEFTY TERRORIST,'” the outlet noted. “That confusion has been made worse by the disappearance of QAnon’s unnamed prophet, Q. The anonymous figure, who claimed to have a top-secret government clearance and intelligence on Trump’s covert ploys, has not posted online in 86 days.”

A Thursday morning post on a QAnon message board named for the “Great Awakening” added, “Q HAS TOLD US MARCH 4 IS A TRAP (THEREFORE ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS NOT US!!).”

The New York Times noted that another social media user on Telegram added, “March 4 is the media’s baby. Nothing will happen.”

What else are people saying about all this?

Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, did not share the same urgency to prepare for imminent disaster as some entities in the Capitol itself.

“I understand why Congress would want to be cautious, but whatever threat was presented by this conspiracy theory for March 4 wasn’t anywhere near the level for January 6,” Katz told the Post. “Some from QAnon, militia groups, and far-right circles have even advised going to D.C.”

Eric Feinberg, who is vice president for content moderation for the Coalition for a Safer Web, added, “Without Trump, there’s no leader here. This thing, it’s a joke.”

Joel Finkelstein, co-founder of the Network Contagion Research Institute, said that people were “overreacting” and said that extremists may have “embraced their power to disrupt ordinary events in Washington” by simply voicing threats in public online forums and on message boards.

“They’re going to get us chasing our tails everywhere,” he said. “It’s going to make us more vulnerable.”

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Female Japanese-American teacher suffers broken teeth, fractured face during vicious street attack

A male suspect reportedly struck a Japanese-American woman in the face last week, rendering her unconscious and ultimately leaving her with broken teeth and fractures to her face. The victim said she believed that the suspect hit her with a sock stuffed with a rock or another hard object.

At the time of this reporting, the woman — a longtime Japanese teacher at a Seattle-area high school — has trouble speaking as a result of the attack.

What are the details?

According to reports, surveillance footage captured the moment when Noriko Nasu and her boyfriend, Michael Poffenbarger, were walking in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

Poffenbarger, according to
KOMO-TV, was also struck in the head, and required eight stitches at a nearby hospital.

He said that the attacker was “very deliberate” and “very focused” on attacking Nasu, and is convinced the suspect targeted her for her race.

“I truly believe he was trying to kill us,” he told the station. “He definitely targeted her (and) hit her first. She got the most injury out of it. It was a pointed attack on her.

“She has three fractures in her nose right here. Her cheek and her mouth are super bruised. She’s got two black eyes and several teeth in the bottom are broken,” he added.

Poffenbarger, a registered nurse, said that the suspect only stopped attacking them when he began screaming for help, alerting nearby good Samaritans.

“If those people didn’t come out of the restaurant, if he didn’t feel the pressure of me calling for help, I don’t think he would have given up until we were dead,” he admitted.

Northshore School District Superintendent Michelle Reid told
KIRO-TV that colleagues believe she was targeted for being Asian.

“In this case, it’s gotten very close to home,” Reid said. “It’s one of our staff.”

What else?

Seattle police announced Thursday that 41-year-old Sean Jeremy Holdip was arrested in connection with the assault.

Authorities have not released any further details on the attack nor did they announce what charges they planned to file in the attack. The suspect was being held Thursday at the King County Jail.

The station reported that the police are continuing to investigate the incident.

“While police have not yet found evidence indicating the February attack was racially motivated, the Seattle Police Department Bias Crimes Unit is investigating the incident,” the department said in a statement.

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Tiger Woods says he didn’t even remember driving before horrific car accident: report

Golf legend Tiger Woods reportedly told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies that he could not remember driving before the near-fatal accident and wasn’t even sure how the crash happened.

What are the details?

According to a Wednesday report from
USA Today, which cited a police affidavit, Woods was unconscious when they discovered him trapped inside an SUV during the late February accident.

The affidavit, according to the outlet, was in a search warrant used to obtain the “black box” of the vehicle.

A portion of the affidavit stated, “The deputies asked [Woods] how the collision occurred. Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving. … Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving.”

USA Today reported that “[d]ata from the car Woods was driving ‘constitutes evidence that tends to show the commission of a felony or misdemeanor offense’ according to the form filled out to obtain the search warrant.”

According to a Thursday report from
TMZ Sports, the Los Angeles County sheriff got a search warrant to seize the vehicle’s black box because a judge reportedly believed there was probable cause to believe a crime could have been committed.

“[L]aw enforcement sources say the possible offense is misdemeanor reckless driving,” the outlet reported.

“Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the search warrant prepared by the Sheriff’s Dept. outlined details of the crash that left Tiger badly injured. Some of the items go to the heart of the warrant — establishing probable cause — the fact that there were no skid marks, the objects struck by the SUV before it came to rest, the fact that it was a single-vehicle crash, Tiger’s horrendous injuries, as well as damage to the vehicle and apparent excessive speed.”

No specific crime is listed

TMZ reports that the words “reckless driving” are not mentioned in the warrant, and sources report that no specific crime is listed in the warrant.

“Nevertheless, a judge is prohibited from signing a search warrant unless there’s probable cause of a crime,” the outlet notes.

Woods remains in Cedars-Sinai Hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, “The investigators in the incident, or in the collision, they did a search warrant to seize in essence the black box of the vehicle. And that’s all it is. And they’re going to go through it and see if they can find out what was the performance of the vehicle, what was happening at the time of impact. And with that, they’ll have more information they can attribute the cause of the accident. And that’s all it is, and we’ll leave it at that, OK?”

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Dr. Fauci insists that now is not the time to ease COVID-19 restrictions despite falling numbers and vaccine availability

Infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci
said this week that states should not ease COVID-19 restrictions too quickly despite infection numbers continuing to fall.

Fauci’s remarks came on the heels of Texas’ and Mississippi’s governors announcing plans to reduce, and in some cases, entirely eliminate, statewide COVID-19 restrictions, including public mask requirements.

What are the details?

On Wednesday, Fauci told CNN’s Erin Burnett that opening states at 100% and eliminating their mask mandates is “ill-advised” from a “public health standpoint.”

“We had [previously] had rebounds, which were very troublesome,” Fauci added. “What we don’t need right now is another surge.

“I understand the need to want to get back to normality, but you’re only going to set yourself back if you just completely push aside the public health guidelines — particularly when we’re dealing with anywhere from 55 [thousand] to 70,000 infections per day in the United States,” he continued.

During the interview, Burnett played a clip of Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) remarking that COVID-19 restrictions were “arbitrary” — and Fauci vehemently disagreed.

“They’re not arbitrary,” he insisted. “They’re based on evidence and data from science. We know that these interventions work, it’s very clear: When you implement them, you see the cases go down. When you pull back, the cases go up.”

Vaccines are becoming more available

Fauci also insisted that the United States has a chance to get ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccines are becoming more widely available to citizens.

“Right now, we project that the clinical trials will give us information that by the time we get to the fall, high school students will be able to be vaccinated,” he added. “I’m not sure if it’s going to be by the first day of school, but sometime in the fall.”

“Now’s not the time to pull back,” Fauci insisted. “Now’s the time to really crush this thing by doing both public health measures and accelerating the vaccinations like we’re doing.”

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Navy vet’s family says police knelt on his neck during detainment, killing him. Police say that absolutely did not happen.

Angelo Quinto, a 30-year-old Navy veteran, died in December after Antioch, California, police responded to his home on a mental health crisis call. His family claims that he died just days after police pinned him down by his neck for several minutes during the call.

Police responded that none of the officers’ use of force led to Quinto’s death.

Quinto, who was born in the Philippines, was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2019 due to a food allergy.

(Content warning: Graphic video):

Video of Angelo Quinto Incident

What are the details?

According to a Wednesday report from Vox, Antioch police denied that Quinto died as a result of police intervention.

In late December, Quinto’s sister called emergency services, saying that her brother was acting erratically and suffering a mental health crisis.

Four local police officers responded to the scene and, according to the report, discovered Quinto’s mother, Cassandra Quinto-Collins, holding her son on the floor.

“The officers asked Quinto-Collins to step aside so they could put handcuffs on [Quinto],” Vox reported. “Quinto-Collins said that moments later, she watched as an officer pinned her son’s neck with a knee for nearly five minutes while another officer restrained his legs — a description that closely mirrors the police killing of George Floyd.”

A viral video shows Quinto handcuffed and seemingly unconscious in his home with blood soaking his face. The video, which was reportedly filmed by family, did not capture any moments showing any officers kneeling on any portion of Quinto’s body, and only begins when officers realize that Quinto is unresponsive.

Video shows first responders carrying Quinto out of the home. They transported him to a nearby hospital, where he died about three days later in the intensive care unit.

Much more to the story

The Antioch Police Department has said that the officer in question applied his knee only to a portion of Quinto’s shoulder blade — and for just a few seconds.

During a Tuesday news conference, Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks said, “At no point did any officer use a knee or other body parts to gain leverage or apply pressure to Angelo’s head, neck, or throat, which is outside of our policy and training.”

After Quinto’s death, his family filed a wrongful death claim against the city, alleging that its officers’ use of force ultimately led to the Navy vet’s death.

At the time, Isabella Collins, Quinto’s sister, said, “I should not, nor should anyone else, ever have to regret calling the police when they are supposed to be the people that help you.”

During a February news conference, Quinto’s family said that he began showing signs of anxiety and paranoia following a head injury.

Vox reports, “They said they called the police that night hoping that the officers could help calm Quinto, who apparently was acting belligerently, but that they did not expect it to result in his death.”

According to reports, Quinto’s sister told 911 dispatchers that her brother was strangling their mother.

The family claims that Quinto — who reportedly had a history of drug use — ultimately died of asphyxiation, but the Antioch Police Department says that no pathologists found any evidence of strangulation or a crushed airway.

Toxicology testing is underway due to previous drug use.

In a Wednesday Instagram post, Quinto’s family wrote, “The road to justice is not easy but we will continue to fight for justice for Angelo and justice for all. We have no doubt that the truth will prevail.”

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Mississippi passes bill blocking transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports

The Mississippi House passed a bill Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports across the state.

The bill is now headed to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves’ desk. He is expected to sign the bill, according to a Fox News report.

What are the details?

The House passed the bill — dubbed the Mississippi Fairness Act — 81-28 on Wednesday, according to the outlet. Six representatives did not vote, and seven representatives voted “present.”

The Republican-controlled state Senate passed the bill 34-9 in February.

The ban will apply to state schools and universities. According to
ABC News, the bill would require “any public school and university that is a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association and NCAA, among other associations, to designate their athletic teams as male, female or co-ed and restrict athletes assigned male at birth from joining female teams.”

Idaho became the first state to pass a similar law banning trans women from competing in women’s sports in 2020. A federal district court, however, suspended the new law and it has yet to be enacted.

What are people saying about this?

Mississippi Republican State Sen. Angela Hill, who sponsored the bill, said, “If we do not move to protect female sports from biological males who have an unfair physiological advantage, we will eventually no longer have female sports.”

She added, “This issue is imminent in Mississippi. We have to make a statement that women matter, female sports matter.”

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said the state was clearly on the “wrong side of history.”

“There is simply no justification for banning transgender girls and women from participating in athletics other than discrimination,” David said in a statement on the Mississippi House passing the bill. “Like all girls, transgender girls just want to play and be part of a team with their friends. History will not look kindly on this moment in Mississippi.”

David added, “These dangerous bills are designed to make the lives of transgender kids more difficult while they try to navigate their adolescence.”

Biden’s stance

In January, President Joe Biden issued an executive order extending protections against discrimination of gender identity and sexual orientation.

“Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love,” Biden said at the time. “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or the school sports.”

Mississippi is now one of more than 20 states where lawmakers have proposed restrictions on trans athletes playing on sports teams. Only 17 states allow transgender high school athletes to take part in sports without regulation

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Neighborhood bands together to guard Asian-American family’s home after months of racist attacks

An Orange County, California, neighborhood has banded together to guard an Asian-American family after the family purportedly suffered a series of “deeply upsetting” racist attacks.

What are the details?

According to the Los Angeles Times, Haijun Si and his family moved from China to the United States four years ago. He and his family eventually landed in Ladera Ranch in Orange County just a few months ago. Almost immediately, the family and other neighbors report that they were subjected to racism.

The Times notes that a group of 15 to 20 neighborhood-area teenagers reportedly rang the family’s doorbell late at night, threw rocks at the family’s home, and called the family racial slurs on more than one occasion.

Si told the outlet, “My kids are scared. I’m very annoyed. At night, my wife and I could not sleep for more than three or four hours. Please, parents, tell your kids don’t do that again.”

To prevent the annoyances, Si said he installed a wrought-iron fence, security cameras, and floodlights and even filed a police report — but the harassment didn’t stop. It only abated after neighborhood residents banded together to stand watch in the family’s driveway and from the street outside their home.

It didn’t even stop there.

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been called to the home seven times between October 2020 and February,” the outlet noted. “Deputies have ramped up patrols in the area, and the department has launched an investigation, said Sgt. Dennis Breckner.”

‘Definitely made me sad for this community’

One neighbor, Layla Parks, told the outlet that she was “immediately outraged” when she heard about the family’s treatment and wanted to help — so she shared footage of one of the attacks to a neighborhood Facebook group. Parks’ move eventually prompted other neighbors to volunteer to guard the family’s home.

Now neighbors are standing guard on a nightly basis outside the family’s home in order to protect them from any further harassment.

The Times noted, “Violence and hate incidents directed at Asian Americans have surged across California, including in Orange County, since the beginning of the pandemic, with some blaming Asians because of the coronavirus’ origins in Wuhan, China.”

“I did not understand the extent of the harassment and how often it was occurring,” Parks told the Times. She later added that it makes her “physically ill” to admit that racism is “alive and well” in the neighborhood.

“It’s definitely made me sad for this community, because this is just a wonderful place full of friends and neighbors that love and care about each other,” she added.

Turning their eyes to volunteers

The Times noted that one evening, a group even threw rocks at volunteers who were chatting with Si on the front lawn.

“The next day, as Chinese families around the world celebrated the Lantern Festival, hundreds of residents gathered on the grassy lawn across the street to show their support,” the outlet noted. “People held red lanterns and watched a traditional lion dance performance. Young children danced and clapped along to the music.

Emily Lippincott, who lives nearby in Rancho Mission Viejo, told the outlet that she got involved because she, too, is raising a young child.

” I don’t want to put a ‘for sale’ sign in front of my house and say, ‘I can’t deal with this,'” Lippincott said. “I kept seeing excuses being made, ‘Oh, it’s just kids being kids.’ No, this is months of terrorizing this poor family.”

State Sen. Dave Min (D) told the outlet that it’s imperative for the community to stand together.

“We’re seeing an epidemic of hate right now, and we have to stand together,” Min said last week in remarks at an event supporting the Si family.

Si said of his supporters, “I love my neighbors. I love my community, and I love my country.”

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Leo Terrell says cancel culture will backfire ‘because it denies history,’ explodes on liberal professor over Dr. Seuss books: ‘You do not represent the black community’

Leo Terrell slammed cancel culture in a Tuesday interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum.

The civil rights attorney’s remarks were in reference to Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ announcement that it would stop publishing at least six books that some people said included “racist and insensitive imagery.”

Later on Tuesday, he spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, where he blasted a fellow guest over the controversy.

What are the details?

Defending the books, Terrell, a former teacher, said that the images “reflect the time in which the books were written.”

“I am not offended by those pictures because it talks about the evolution of this country and how we are now,” he said. “You cannot ignore history, you cannot eliminate history. There’s worse pictures than that. But taking in context, those that want to cancel these books, those that think those books are racist, show me the harm to victims today. They can’t!

“They use this argument of racist as a gimmick, a talking point to basically cancel people out,” he added. “I think it’s wrong as a teacher. … We cannot eliminate our history. Some of our history is bad but the majority is great. Both sides need to be taught.”

MacCallum admitted that some of the images in the book are not how “we depict people today,” and noted that a majority of the images with which people took issue were based on the conditions of an entirely different era.

“Cancel culture is going to backfire, because it denies history,” he agreed. “No person in American history is perfect, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln. We don’t cancel people. We need to embellish the good parts, criticize the bad parts, but grow and learn from it. I think that’s something that we need to do and speak out about it.”

What else?

On Tuesday night, Terrell spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, where he
exploded at fellow guest liberal professor Dr. Omekongo Dibinga — who advocated for the books’ cancellations.

“I support the decisions of a company making a decision on its own that it didn’t want to offend a group of people, so I’m all about supporting this,” Dibinga told Hannity and said that myriad examples of racism in Seuss’ books gave him reason to believe that the company was “making the right decision to respect how these people are viewed.”

Terrell snapped back, “Those books are historical books. Those books talk about the weaknesses, the flaws in this country, and how this country has grown. … You name me one person, first and last name, who’s been harmed by any of these books! You cannot do it!”

“I can name the black community that has harmed by those books,” Dibinga said.

“No you don’t!” Terrell shouted. “Don’t say that! You do not represent the black community!… You don’t represent me! For you to sit here and say that is a lie!”

As the segment ended, Terrell added, “Show me the systemic discrimination! You’ve got nothing to say!”

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Tim Allen says he ‘kind of liked’ how Trump ‘pissed people off,’ explains why he’s conservative

Actor Tim Allen, 67, says that he “kind of liked” that former President Donald Trump “pissed people off.”

Allen, who famously attended Trump’s 2017 inauguration, made the remarks during a recent interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast.

What are the details?

Allen, an outspoken conservative actor on Fox’s hit TV show “Last Man Standing,” said that he was able to appreciate how Trump angered some people in the United States during his tenure in the White House.

“Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that,” he said. “So it was fun to just not say anything. Didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”

He also said that the concept of taxes pushed him to move to the right and that he refers to himself as a fiscal conservative.

“I just don’t like — once I started making money — I had this silent partner that took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it,” he said. “That was the taxes. I’ve never liked taxes. Whoever takes the taxes and never tells me what they did with it. I’m a fiscal conservative person with money. That’s it.”

Allen continued, “Never liked taxes. Never liked what they do with taxes and the bulls**t on both sides. It’s not their money.”

“I literally don’t preach anything,” he added. “What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the ‘we culture.’ I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that, ‘We should do this,’ or ‘We should do that.'”

Allen concluded that while he has been cordial with former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state and failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, he didn’t think the latter should have been president.

He also said that there’s nothing personal in politics, and sometimes you just have to wait your turn to get what you want.

“In the end, you go the other direction,” he explained. “There’s nothing personal about it. If you don’t like it then wait till the next election.”

Content warning: rough language

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Washington Post editorial board frets that Texas’ removal of COVID-19 restrictions will cripple the state and rest of the country

The Washington Post editorial board on Tuesday blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) over his executive order rescinding all COVID-19-related restrictions including ending the statewide mask mandate.

In his remarks, Abbott said that the new directive would go into effect on March 10.

What are the details?

The Washington Post’s editorial board castigated the Republican governor for his order ending the state’s coronavirus restrictions, saying the move is “gambling with the health of his state and beyond.”

Citing recent remarks from Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outlet insisted that now is not the time for Abbott — or any other lawmaker — to relax restrictions and ease strict mandates.

In Monday remarks, Walensky said, “Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases, with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained. These variants are a very real threat to our people and our progress. Now is not the time to relax the critical safeguards that we know can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, not when we are so close. We have the ability to stop a potential fourth surge of cases in this country.”

“Please stay strong in your conviction,” Walensky said. “Continue wearing your well-fitted mask and taking other public health prevention actions that we know work.”

The Post’s editorial board warned that the country should have learned a lesson in 2020 when some states attempted to lift certain restrictions too soon.

“If there was any lesson from the disastrous push by then-President Donald Trump last year to open up — which triggered a massive Sun Belt surge of infection in Texas, Florida and Arizona — it is not to lift restrictions too soon,” the editorial board insisted. “But Mr. Abbott, a Republican whose state was buffeted by a devastating power outage during a winter storm recently, seems determined to forget last year’s lessons. He announced Texas can return to full capacity next week as long as local hospitals are not experiencing high levels of covid patients.”

“The governor issued an executive order saying that except in high hospitalization areas ‘there are no COVID-19-related operating limits for any business or other establishment,'” the outlet continued. “While local officials can demand some limits below 100 percent, they cannot order establishments to close to less than 50 percent, and no jurisdiction can impose a penalty of any kind for failure to wear a face mask.”

The editorial board concluded by pointing out that while Abbott’s decision may cheer and embolden “those feeling rebellious, fatigued, and impatient with the year-long pandemic restrictions,” the result of a premature complete opening “will be viral spread and more suffering.”

“Only 12.9 percent of the Texas population has received one or more doses of vaccine,” the board wrote. “They and others previously sickened may enjoy some immunity, but a huge swath of the state’s population remains vulnerable. The winter holidays and the third surge were awful. A fourth surge — which could spread beyond Texas — is the last thing the country needs just as vaccines are being rolled out. Mr. Abbott is throwing a match on kindling.”

Although Texas, Florida, and Arizona were singled out by the Washington Post editorial board for their policies, those three states rank 24th, 28th, and 7th nationally in number of COVID cases per 100,00 residents as of March 2, 2021. Those rates compare favorably to states that have maintained strict lockdown policies throughout the pandemic like California (22nd), Delaware (23rd), and Rhode Island (3rd).

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Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah rip Gov. Andrew Cuomo over sexual misconduct allegations: ‘You’re so dumb you shouldn’t be in office’

Late-night TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah hit out at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Tuesday night, blasting him for the emergence of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

What’s a brief history here?

The remarks came as a third woman on Monday
accused the embattled Democrat of sexual harassment, insisting that he made unwanted advances toward her during a 2019 wedding.

Anna Ruch — a former Obama administration employee and Biden 2020 campaign staffer — also provided a photo of the alleged encounter and said that during the wedding, Cuomo placed his hand on the small of her bare back, which was exposed due to the dress she was wearing.

A report from the New York Times noted, “When she removed his hand with her own, Ms. Ruch recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed ‘aggressive’ and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear. Ms. Ruch was bewildered by the entreaty, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer.”

“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch said. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”

What did Kimmel say?

During Tuesday night’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the eponymous show’s host addressed the new accusations and said, “The craziest part is there’s a photo of it. Very rarely does a wedding photographer capture anything interesting at all, but this one did.”

“In the span of one month, Andrew Cuomo has somehow done the impossible: He made Bill de Blasio the second most-hated politician in new York,” he added.

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What did Noah say?

For his part, Noah said that Cuomo fell in one of two camps: willfully ignorant or stupid.

“Sweet Jesus, man, what are you doing?” he asked. “I mean, on the one hand, asking a woman for consent before you kiss them is what you’re supposed to do. But the other part of consent is waiting for them to answer. You don’t just grab them by the face like a bear yanking on a beehive.”

He added, “And it’s not like this happened in 1992, and he could be like, ‘Well, this was a different time.’ This was in 2019. If you’re a public official doing this kind of thing after the #MeToo movement, either you just can’t help yourself, or you’re so dumb you shouldn’t be in office anyway.”

Noah concluded, “So in light of these allegations, Cuomo is now facing even more calls to resign. Although, if these allegations prove anything, it’s that Cuomo doesn’t go away when you want him to.”

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What else is there to know?

Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo administration aide, came forward in February and accused the New York governor of sexual impropriety, including allegations of inappropriate physical touching, a non-consensual kiss on the lips, and more.

Last week, Charlotte Bennett — another former Cuomo aide — said that the Democratic lawmaker peppered her with wildly inappropriate questions about her personal sex life and more.

Cuomo said of the sexual harassment allegations, “I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I spend most of my life at work and colleagues are often also personal friends.”

“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good natured way. I do it in public and in private. You have seen me do it at briefings hundreds of times. I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married. I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business,” he added.

“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” his statement continued. “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

He also insisted that he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody” and “never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

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Mammograms finding COVID-19 vaccine-related swelling in lymph nodes — but health care providers say the findings are causing ‘unnecessary fear’

Mammograms are picking up COVID-19 vaccine-related swelling, according to a new report from CNN.

Radiologists, however, say that the findings are causing “unnecessary fear.”

What are the details?

A Wednesday report from CNN recounts Boston primary care physician Dr. Devon Quasha’s journey when she noticed a lump in her breast.

Following through with preventive care, Quasha scheduled a mammogram to rule out any concern.

Quasha, according to the outlet, received her first Moderna vaccine a week before her scheduled mammogram and didn’t notice any immediate reaction to the vaccine.

“A couple of days before her appointment her left arm began to hurt,” the outlet reported. “Tender, swollen lumps developed under her left armpit, along with a large swelling above her collarbone — all areas where there are lymph nodes, the body’s filters for germs.”

Quasha said that she was alarmed when she made the discovery.

“You have lymph nodes above and below your collarbone,” she said. “You don’t want to feel those. It was scary when I felt it.”

The swelling, CNN notes, was only on the left side, where she received the shot.

Following the test, radiologists told Quasha that the initial lump in her breast was of little significance, but the lymph node swelling was something else.

“After talking it over with her [healthcare provider], Quasha said her doctor decided not to do a biopsy at that time,” the outlet reported. “Instead, she told Quasha to come back for a follow-up ultrasound in six weeks.”

Six weeks later, the lymph node swelling had abated.

“I was very reassured,” she said. “The point here is that there are a number of side effects from the vaccine which are not dangerous, but can sometimes increase patient anxiety.”

What else?

Dr. Connie Lehman, chief of breast imaging at Massachusetts General and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, said that the phenomenon is becoming rather common.

“We all started talking about it, and it was like a wildfire,” Lehman said. “I cannot tell you how many women are showing nodes on mammograms and people thought it was going to be not that common.”

Lehman pointed out that she believes it is unnecessary to run immediately straight to a biopsy when finding swollen nodes on mammograms.

“If a woman had a vaccine in the arm on the same side, and the lymph nodes are swollen, this is a normal biological response,” Lehman insisted. “It’s totally expected.”

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Rush Limbaugh’s widow opens up on losing the legendary broadcaster, details his incredible funeral: ‘Rush is just shy of a president’

Kathryn Limbaugh, widow of the late Rush Limbaugh,
says that losing her husband has been very difficult for her and the legendary broadcaster’s loved ones.

The 70-year-old conservative icon passed away in February after battling Stage 4 lung cancer.

What are the details?

In a Tuesday discussion with “The Rush Limbaugh Show” guest host Todd Herman, Kathryn said that grieving the loss of her husband is a process.

“I’m doing OK,” she told Herman. “Of course, it’s a very difficult time. But I really, truly feel we are all going through this process together, and it’s very much a process. And I think it helps us to all be together and grieve in a sense and keep our Rush with us in that way.”

Kathryn recalled Rush’s funeral, saying that the day of his burial was a beautiful one.

“It was an absolutely gorgeous day, slightly chilly, but nothing like the icy snow that Missouri had a few days prior,” she said. “The sun was shining brightly and the really crisp air, and this cemetery is very historic. It has a lot of historic figures such as William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition and others. And just to picture it, it might remind you a bit of Arlington or other historic cemeteries around the world, with winding hills and pathways and big trees that are bare right now, but in the upcoming months, they will be full and green and very lovely to walk around.”

She continued, “I’ve always said Rush is just shy of a president, in my opinion. And we did a funeral that was very worthy of him. So we concentrated a lot on tradition and ceremony at every turn. From the moment that he left the house here in Palm Beach, there was a procession escorting Rush to the transport plane that would take him to St. Louis, and then when we arrived in St. Louis, there was a procession leading to the cemetery.”

“So he was never left alone in any aspect of this, and then once we got to the cemetery there was a horse-drawn carriage waiting for him, and it was simply stunning,” she recalled. “There will be some pictures for you to see, but you could hear the clacking of the horse hooves as we walked through the cemetery following behind Rush. You could hear the singing of the birds.

It was very peaceful, very beautiful. And we followed behind the horse-drawn carriage until we reached the chapel. And when we reached the chapel, we had a small service in the chapel, which is located in the cemetery. Rush was escorted into the chapel to his favorite version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

“And you can picture hearing that song and seeing the American flag draped over Rush at the front of the chapel,” Kathryn added. “It was perfectly fitting and absolutely beautiful. And then once we had a small ceremony there within the chapel, we followed behind Rush again in the carriage leading down towards the burial site.

And it was just stunning, if you can imagine, looking forward through a winding road to see this beautiful carriage with Rush in it and then flags around his gravesite. So as we approached the gravesite you could see these powerful American flags waving in the wind and the sun was shining directly on that spot.

It couldn’t have been more fitting.”

Of her husband’s death, Kathryn said that Rush went peacefully into the afterlife.

“I have his wedding ring and a cross on a chain around my neck, keeping him with me every day, every moment,” she said. ‘Rush didn’t know after which EIB show he would follow God’s plan to return to heaven. He went peacefully. Yes, he was greeted by many when he arrived back home.”

You can listen to the segment in its entirety here.

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Texas school district jumps on board with Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 restrictions revocation, immediately declares masks are no longer required

A Texas school district immediately capitalized on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) Tuesday announcement rescinding the state’s mask mandate, declaring that masks would no longer be required for school.

Abbott on Tuesday afternoon proclaimed that the state would be rolling back statewide COVID-19 restrictions, including mask requirements.

What are the details?

Following Abbott’s announcement, the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District stated that it, too, would rescind its district-wide mask mandate beginning March 10.

A statement from the district reads, “Lubbock-Cooper ISD has been in compliance with Governor Abbott’s order regarding facial coverings, GA-29. As of Wednesday, March 10, order GA-29 is rescinded, and the State of Texas will no longer require individuals to wear facial coverings. Accordingly, Lubbock-Cooper ISD will no longer require individuals to wear facial coverings.”

The district noted that any students, staff, or faculty who wish to continue wearing masks may do so.

“In following the guidance of Governor Abbott and other state officials, the district will continue to adhere to all mandates as written and will not impose any additional restrictions,” the statement continued. “The district will continue disease mitigation practices, including frequent hand washing and enhanced cleaning processes. Additional information regarding COVID-19 guidelines will be provided by campus administrators in the coming days.”

In Tuesday remarks, Abbott stated, “Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100 percent. So today, I’m issuing a new executive order that rescinds most of the earlier executive orders. Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100 percent. That includes any type of entity in Texas. Also, I’m ending the statewide mask mandate.”

“Today’s announcement does not abandon the safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year,” he pointed out. “Instead, it’s a reminder that each person has their own role to play in their own personal safety as well as in the safety of others. It’s a reminder that individual safety is managed every day as a matter of personal responsibility rather than by government mandate. Individual responsibility is a corollary to individual freedom, we can have both.”

“Texans should continue following medical advice on preventing COVID just as they do on other medical issues,” Abbott noted. “That is exactly how Texans were able to deal with infectious diseases in the past, like H1N1. They followed safe practices, and they got medical treatment when it was needed.”

Abbott’s executive order will go into effect on March 10.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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Police shootout breaks out during reporter’s live shot. His calm and collected reaction is priceless.

San Diego-based reporter Jeff McAdam was delivering a live TV report Monday night when the hit was interrupted by a police shootout.

What are the details?

McAdam, a reporter for KSWB-TV, was delivering a street-side report about the cancellation of Comic-Con’s in-person conference events when police engaged a suspect and a shootout commenced.

Noticing that gunfire was erupting behind him, McAdam moved to see what was happening, but barely bat an eye during the coverage.

McAdam shared a clip of the report on his Twitter page, where it quickly went viral.

wrote, “Officer-involved shooting in the middle of my live report. Full story and footage on @fox5sandiego at 10[.]”

In the video, at least 10 shots ring out.

At the time of this reporting, the video has been viewed more than 61,000 times.

What else do we know about the situation?

According to a Monday report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, the gun battle ended in an arrest.

A bystander was reportedly struck during the shootout by a “stray bullet,” but a glasses case in the bystander’s back pocket blocked the bullet from doing any damage.

The outlet reported that the incident took place following a traffic stop outside of the San Diego Convention Center.

On Monday night, San Diego Police Homicide Captain Rich Freedman said, “Probably the worst nightmare to have somebody basically just walk out of the car and start firing at you. We’re lucky the officer wasn’t hurt, we’re very fortunate, obviously, that the bystander wasn’t hurt, and that the suspect … was taken into custody without any further incident, and that he wasn’t hurt.”

Freedman explained that a San Diego police officer stopped the suspect’s black Honda Accord after reportedly seeing the vehicle run a red light.

When the officer approached the car, a 29-year-old suspect who the officer believed was “showing signs of impairment” exited the vehicle and “reach and grabbed a weapon from his person.”

The suspect, who has not been identified at the time of this reporting, “began immediately firing at the officer.”

“The officer quickly drew his weapon and returned fire, and the two engaged in a gun battle for a few seconds,” Freedman added. Backup arrived on the scene and all officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

The outlet reported that the suspect is expected to face several charges, including attempted murder of the responding officer.

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Mother reports 6-year-old son missing. Police say he died after she tried to abandon him and ran him over — and then she threw his body in the river.

An Ohio mother reportedly tried to abandon her child before eventually running him over with her car and throwing his body into the Ohio River, according to a report from NBC News.

What are the details?

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Brittney Gosney after she reported her 6-year-old son, James Robert Hutchinson, had gone missing.

Within hours, the Middletown Division of Police were looking at the case as a homicide investigation.

Court records obtained by the outlet state that during the investigation, Gosney admitted that she attempted to abandon her son at Rush Run Park in Worthington, Ohio, Sunday. When he attempted to get back into the car, Gosney said she sped off, ran over him, and dragged him “for a distance” before the child lost his grip on vehicle.

She told investigators that she returned to the scene approximately 30 minutes later to find him dead in the parking lot, having suffered an apparent head injury.

Initially, Gosney said that she took the body, brought it to her home in Middletown, and placed it in an upstairs bedroom. A day later, she said that she and her boyfriend, 42-year-old James Hamilton, drove her boy’s body to the Ohio River, where they dumped the body into the water.

Authorities are still working to recover the child’s body.

Authorities arrested Gosney and charged her with murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence. Hamilton faces charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

On Monday, a local judge set Gosney’s bond at $1 million and Hamilton’s bond at $100,000.

Two other children who were living in Gosney’s home were removed and placed in emergency foster care.

Middletown Police Chief David Birk said that Gosney is “not showing much remorse at this time.”

WXIX-TV reported that Gosney’s other two children were inside the car with her the entire time.

“This has really touched my soul and my heart,” Birk said. “My kids are older, but my youngest is 16, but I’m just sitting there, you know, the poor six-year-old has no idea what’s going on and what’s happening, and for the other kids to go through this too. It’s just heartbreaking.”

The little boy’s father, Lewis Hutchinson, told WKRC-TV that he can’t fathom why Gosney would do this to their child.

“I love and you will always be my world,” he said of his son. “And I’m sorry for what your mom did to you. You didn’t deserve it. You have so much more of a life to live. I’m sorry I can’t do no more. I don’t understand what would drive someone to be a monster like that.”

“He was fun-loving and energetic,” Lewis added. “He was always concerned with other people. If he saw me down, he would give hugs and say, ‘It’s OK. What’s wrong?’ He was a very loving kid and he did not deserve this.”

In a letter to families at the little boy’s school, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Principal Tracy Neely wrote, “We are all mourning the loss of our friend James today. James was a happy and joyful soul who loved school. On the days he was in class, he would give hugs to all his teachers as he walked into school. A fun memory I have is the way his face would light up when he won the lucky lunch tray! First graders can find the joy in just about anything. I will always remember his bright joy.”

Gosney is due in court March 8.

Police chief: ‘Red flags all over’ in death of Middletown 6-year-old killed by mother