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    Dozens of police officers from around the nation participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, raising concerns about extremism within the ranks of police forces. American policymakers face a real conundrum when it comes to tackling the spread of right-wing extremism and its attendant terroristic violence, a problem that became self-evident amid the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and its aftermath: How can law enforcement effectively curtail the illegal activities of right-wing extremists when so many officers are themselves participants in these movements? The answer—which is that it cannot—suggests that effectively confronting far-right extremism must begin with police reform, and particularly the task of weeding extremists out of our police forces. The public cannot expect agencies tasked with enforcing the laws that prohibit extremist violence to do so seriously when those same extremists permeate their ranks. The issue became self-evident when it emerged that some 31 law-enforcement officers in...
    Mice living in built-up areas are smarter than rodents living in the countryside, new research reveals.  Streetwise mice developed improved problem-solving abilities because their  coexistence with humans in cities forced them to become savvier, experts believe. German researchers found that when presented with a conundrum, mice from the metropolis of Berlin were able to solve it 77 per cent of the time.  However, mice captured from the rural area of Uckermark in Germany only managed to find a solution half the time (52 per cent).  Scroll down for video   German researchers found that when presented with a conundrum, mice from the metropolis of Berlin were able to solve it 77 per cent of the time. However, mice captured from the rural area of Uckermark in Germany only managed to find a solution half the time (52 per cent) Mice are city slickers Researchers put mice in a custom-built enclosure with a...
    Hand sanitizer dispensers in public places have been identified by health researchers as a danger to small children who accidentally get the disinfectant into their eyes, which is causing ocular damage. Researchers recommend washing hands with soap and water over hand sanitizers (Photo by 2p2play/Shutterstock) A study by the French Poison Control Center published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that there were seven times more cases among children of eye exposure to hazardous chemicals in hand sanitizer between April 1 and August 24, 2020, compared with the same period a year earlier, CNN reports. During that same time period, 16 children were admitted to the hospital because their eyes had hand sanitizer in them as compared with only one boy in 2019. Two severe cases required surgery to transplant tissue into their corneas, the study reported. “In an emergency, any clean liquid can be used to irrigate the eye following chemical...
    The GOP has a MAGA/Q problem. On his way out the door, right before it hit him in his ass, twice-impeached madman Donald Trump said, “Have a good life. We will see you soon.” What might’ve been a throwaway line from a person incapable of surrendering the limelight received added context when The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump had discussed starting a new “Patriot Party” with his aides—a five-alarm fire that has Republicans panicking and Democrats licking their chops. In fact, it might be a major factor as Senate Republicans struggle with how to handle the impeachment trial.  And yet I wouldn’t bet on it ever happening.  First things first: Let’s stipulate that Trump never does anything for anyone except himself, and maybe Ivanka. While several Republicans would love to bask in its light—the Paul Gosars and Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the right-wing MAGA/Q fever swamp—Trump’s entire reason for building this party would be for...
    Problem gamblers, shopaholics and compulsive eaters could have their brains 're-tuned' by zapping them with electricity, according to new research. The non-invasive technique involves sending small jolts of electricity to the orbitofrontal cortex - an area of grey matter that slows up in people with addictions. Researchers hope the unusual technique could open the door to combating a host of obsessive compulsive disorders (OCDs) that affect around one-in-eight people on the planet.   Problem gamblers, shopaholics and people with eating disorders could be cured - by 'zapping' their brains, according to new research (stock image) HOW DOES IT WORK? Called HD-tACS (high-definition transcranial alternating current stimulation), it involves placing electrodes on a patient's scalp. Small jolts of electricity are sent to the orbitofrontal cortex - an area of grey matter that slows up in people with addictions.  They deliver tiny currents at specific frequencies to 're-tune' brainwaves. The uncontrollable urges can...
    Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Wednesday that while he agreed elected officials should follow their own coronavirus restrictions, the real problem was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Williams addressed the issue on “The Five” alongside Sandra Smith, Jesse Watters, Greg Gutfeld and Dagen McDowell, explaining that having politicians who enacted the right policies was more important than having politicians who would abide by those policies themselves. (RELATED: ‘It’s Kind Of Like Having A Fat Trainer’: Jesse Watters Slams Hypocritical COVID-19 Regulations) WATCH: Smith began the segment with a list of Democratic politicians who had been caught engaging in activities — such as traveling or dining in groups that exceeded the CDC guidelines — that did not align with the recommendations and restrictions they had put in place. “Why do these stories continue?” Smith asked. “Politicians flouting their own guidelines.” “These guys are hypocrites and they should be called out...
    More than a half million diesel pickup truck owners have installed illegal devices that disable their cars’ emissions control functions, causing a pollution amount equal to 9 million extra trucks on the road, an Environmental Protection Agency probe found. The investigation, detailed in a report by the EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement, focused on illegal “diesel tuners,” which are added to trucks to soup up their power performance and towing abilities, among other reasons. But the devices also allow for excess emissions and trick computers into thinking everything is factory-grade when the trucks undergo state-required inspections. “A global respiratory pandemic is the worst time to find out that there is this massive cheating by the makers of these devices,” John Walke, an air pollution law expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council advocacy group, told the New York Times. Because of the sheer number of people who are using...
    More than a half million diesel pickup truck owners have installed illegal devices that disable their cars’ emissions control functions, causing a pollution amount equal to 9 million extra trucks on the road, an Environmental Protection Agency probe found. The investigation, detailed in a report by the EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement, focused on illegal “diesel tuners,” which are added to trucks to soup up their power performance and towing abilities, among other reasons. But the devices also allow for excess emissions and trick computers into thinking everything is factory-grade when the trucks undergo state-required inspections. “A global respiratory pandemic is the worst time to find out that there is this massive cheating by the makers of these devices,” John Walke, an air pollution law expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council advocacy group, told the New York Times. Because of the sheer number of people who are using the...
    Maybe Microsoft should have called it the Tinderbox instead. A day after the release of the tech giant’s long-anticipated Xbox Series X, irked gamers are posting videos of their new, $500 video-game consoles belching plumes of smoke. Twitter is quickly filling with clips of users who all claim to be running into the same problem, with the $500 device looking more like a chimney than a video game console as it emits grey smoke out of its large cooling vent. “I’ve only had this for a few hours and it started smoking!” one user posted on Twitter . “So pissed off! I had to hurry and unplug.” Other users, however, claim the smoking videos are hoaxes, accusing posters of faking the problem by blowing vape smoke into the console’s cooling system to make it appear as though it caught fire. Microsoft did not immediately respond to questions about the complaints....
    US coronavirus: US death toll could rise to 256,000 by Thanksgiving season, CDC says This Beloved Coffee Chain Just Closed 687 Locations For Good Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Clixo, Crayola, Mattel, Thames and Kosmos. best-gifts-for-6-year-olds Here’s something people don’t say often enough: Buying toys for a 6-year-old is fun. If you’ve got a child this age, you know that they’re pretty delightful. And we hope you remember being 6, and all the great toys and games you used to enjoy. At the same time we totally understand that it can be difficult deciding which gifts and...
    Gary Sanchez endured a historically bad 2020 season. That presents the Yankees with a huge problem to solve at catcher this offseason. When the Yankees look to assign blame for their failure to win a World Series title in 2020, Gary Sanchez is going to get a hefty share. His epic struggles at the plate and inability to produce anything approximating average defense behind the plate put Aaron Boone’s team at a disadvantage every time Sanchez took the field. Instead, the organizations should make the reluctant decision to dip into free agency and snag J.T. Realmuto. In many ways, he’s the complete antithesis to Sanchez. He’s a strong hitter whose ability to hit for both power and contact makes him a nightmare for opposing pitchers to face. His quality glovework behind the plate makes him a favorite receiver for pitchers as well. Perhaps more importantly, Realmuto is the sort of...
    Week 3 of the NFL season was a wild one. We saw upsets, wild comebacks, even a near-walk off hook and ladder in the Chargers-Panthers game. It also gave us a fuller picture of what the NFL will look like. Six 3-0 teams remain – the Bills, Steelers, Packers, Seahawks, Bears and Titans – and another will join them after Monday night’s Chiefs-Ravens showdown. Conversely, the Bengals, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Texans, Broncos, Vikings and Falcons remain winless. The records don’t always tell the full story, however, so we looked deeper into the third week of action and dissected some of the biggest stories: Eagles tie the Bengals: Is Carson Wentz’s future in doubt? The Philadelphia Eagles had a great shot to get off the schneid on Sunday, facing a Cincinnati Bengals team with a rookie quarterback and a turnstile offensive line. Instead, they limped to a tie, with Doug Pederson...
    Kirk Cousins has been horrible through two weeks of the 2020 NFL season. The Vikings front office now faces a bleak future at the quarterback position. The Vikings front office never believed Kirk Cousins was going to be a transcendent quarterback capable of leading them to playoff glory. The plan in Minnesota was always to deploy him as a signal-caller capable of activating the talent around him at a satisfactory level. That plan has gone up in flames for the Vikings front office in 2020. What will the Vikings actually do?This is bad news for Vikings fans hoping to see Cousins moved on as soon as possible. Minnesota’s most likely course of action is to trust their current quarterback to bounce back and continue to be their starter for the next two seasons. That will require immediate and substantial improvement from him this season, but there’s no reason to think...
    Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau has always relied on former Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne to get a strong grasp of upcoming draft candidates. Now that he’s hired Payne to his staff, Thibodeau hopes Payne can unlock the magic from former Kentucky stud Kevin Knox, the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick. Squeezing out the potential from the Knicks’ last three lottery picks — Knox, RJ Barrett and Frank Ntilikina — are chief aims for the 2021 season, whenever it begins. The start of it all are the organized team activities for the eight franchises that weren’t part of the Orlando bubble restart. After one week of “individual’’ workouts, the Knicks have moved into a bubble, holed up in a Manhattan hotel. Wednesday marked the first of at least a week of group practices at their Tarrytown campus. “Kevin’s come in and he’s done quite a bit of work,’’ Thibodeau said on a 16-minute...
    Roger Sollenberger September 18, 2020 11:51PM (UTC) A new exposé suggests that Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, pushed back against taking federal action to address medical supply shortages and help the Democratic-led state of New York as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated over a belief that free markets should "solve" the problem.  Kushner enlisted a former roommate to lead what Vanity Fair described as a "Consultant State" — a countervailing force to the fugazi "Deep State" — while simultaneously dismissing proposals from corporate and industrial leaders in the early days of the pandemic response. : A bipartisan group of government and private sector officials came together at the White House on March 20, according to the report. Nearly 20,000 Americans had been diagnosed with COVID-19 at the time, and at least 260 had died. Dozens of major companies, including General Motors, committed to manufacturing ventilators, distributing supplies, creating a contact tracing system and more. They only needed the...
    Jared Kushner helped lead the White House response to the novel coronavirus pandemic in March, but when he met with a group of business leaders about how they might be able to help states with the supplies they needed, he reportedly told them that the federal government wasn’t going to get involved. According to an article from Vanity Fair, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser gathered together with venture capitalists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in the White House to figure out how to supply masks, gloves, and other personal equipment to the areas that needed them. After Donald Trump declined to invoke the Defense Production Act, which would allow the administration to assist with gathering and distributing supplies, the group convened to help make the case for invoking the act. But instead of having the sort of meeting they were expecting, attendees were surprised when Kushner began to rail against...
    Most Saturday nights, former eye surgeons Dr Paul Barrington Chell and Dr Monique Hope-Ross sit down to a full curry banquet with poppadoms, onion bhajis and naan bread. The feast at the kitchen table in their timber-framed Warwickshire house will be washed down with a bottle of fine red wine. The next morning they might fry up a substantial cooked breakfast of three eggs and four rashers of bacon each, plus fried cherry tomatoes and mushrooms dripping in butter. It hardly sounds like the meal plan of two health-conscious diet experts — but this married couple are convinced they have discovered a simple blueprint for long-term weight loss that allows them to enjoy hugely calorific ‘treat meals’ without gaining pounds. Now they have written a book, The Diet‑Whisperer, which sets out their radical plan. It’s all about gently nudging the hormones that govern hunger and fat storage into a super-efficient...
    Any lawmaker who endorses legislation that provides more money to the U.S. Postal Service "might as well just put it into a big pile on your front lawn and burn it," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told “Your World" Wednesday. “There's no way to give any money to the post office to make the post office redeemable," Paul told host Neil Cavuto. "You cannot fix the post office unless you fix their labor problem.” WHITE HOUSE PUSHES COMPROMISE ON POST OFFICE FUNDING, STIMULUS CHECKS According to Paul, 80% of the USPS' expenses come from labor. "About 50% percent of UPS' costs are labor and FedEx's [costs] is about 38%," he added. "You can't run a business with 80% of your costs being labor ... in the end, just giving money to the post office is giving money to an operation that lost $8 billion last year, so giving them $10 billion [means] it'll be gone within...
    Image via UniversalThis past weekend saw long lines at Universal Orlando. Yet, the resort has indicated that they expect the big crowds, or at least the big-spending out-of-state multi-day crowds, to not remain with two hotels going dark later this month and with numerous discounted ticket deals still being offered. They’ve also paused the development of their upcoming multi-billion-dollar theme park Epic Universe giving no indication when, or if, they plan to move forward with the various projects across the resort that are now on hold. In the past few weeks, multiple scenarios have emerged on how Universal plans on addressing the quickly changing economic and social realities that affect their resorts. Universal does seem to be a better place than Disney, thanks to parent company Comcast’s non-entertainment-based divisions and Universal’s more nimble corporate structure. Still, the company is hesitant to continue any significant investments with so much uncertainty. Universal is rumored to have put all major...
    Apple finally gave in to market pressure with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, devices that marked a milestone for the Cupertino firm by being the first to have a larger touch screen than what we were used to up to now. And it was a success: these phones were a real success when they debuted in 2014. Although today there are several models and new generations with superior technologies, the iPhone 6 continues to have fans around the world. If you are one of them, but you don’t know how to solve the most frequent iPhone 6 problems, in this guide you will find all the answers. A person holds a red iPhone 6 in his hand. | The most common iPhone 6 problems Plus Problem: iPhone turns off by itself or battery life is very short free battery replacement program for your iPhone 6S units, a program that...
    A Mormon couple from Utah insists they are happily married — even though she is straight and he is gay. Skyler Sorensen, 25, and his wife Amanda, also 25, are in a 'mixed-orientation' relationship, but Skyler says that his sexual attraction to men isn't really a big deal, and it's not even the greatest struggle in their marriage.   'We have our struggles of course, like every marriage, but me being gay hasn’t been … the biggest issue in our marriage. It’s been communication, normal marriage things,' he told the New York Post. Unique: Skyler Sorensen, 25, and his wife Amanda, also 25, are in a 'mixed-orientation' relationship, but Skyler says that his sexual attraction to men isn't really a big deal Skyler said: 'We have our struggles of course, like every marriage, but me being gay hasn’t been … the biggest issue in our marriage' 'I’ve always pictured this realization...
    The Giving Pledge was heralded as a worthy goal when it was announced 10 years ago this week, but those good intentions have been outmatched by a mighty foe: the breakneck pace of wealth creation. Though they’ve promised to shed at least half of their wealth for the common good, many of the billionaires who have signed the Giving Pledge are richer than ever, the Institute for Policy Studies said; it added that, “while some pledgers earnestly intend to fulfill their promises, many are unable to because their assets are simply growing too fast.” The list of pledgers includes well-known business figures such as Tesla TSLA, -2.47% co-founder Elon Musk, Virgin SPCE, -5.63% Group founder Richard Branson, hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, Netflix NFLX, -2.81% CEO Reed Hastings and former Citigroup CITI, -0.03% CEO Sanford Weill. “ ‘Instead of supporting charities on the front lines of problem solving,...
    Tesla on Track for Swift Berlin Plant Completion, Minister Says Petersen Car Week Garage Tours Begin Ahead of Virtual Shows, Concours One of your kids lost their job and cant pay their expenses. How you should handle it? Dear Pete, © Getty Images/iStockphoto Man using calculator to work on personal finances. My 40 year old son was laid-off in April, and hasn’t gone back to work yet. His unemployment looks like it’s about to run out, and he has no money. He’s unlikely to be able to pay rent on his apartment moving forward. Do you think we should pay his rent for him, or should we insist he move in with us? He’s single, and we get along very well. Load Error Elizabeth, Columbus, OH Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. I’m sorry your son is going through...
    Have the Yankees finally found the antidote to their biggest problem? By: Andres Chavez July 22, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesIt is not a secret that the 2019 season was a difficult one for the New York Yankees when it comes to injuries. The team lost players such as Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, James Paxton, Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Ben Heller, Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Loaisiga, Domingo German, Luke Voit and Brett Gardner, Jordan Montgomery, plus others, for different periods of time. Tommy John surgery, strained and pulled muscles, shoulder issues, knee maladies and lots of other ailments plagued the Yankees all season long during 2019. Prior to this season, the organization decided to make it all change and brought one of the best in the strength...
    Comedian D.L. Hughley slammed Kanye West during a Friday appearance on “The View,” saying that the entertainer-turned-presidential candidate was just like President Donald Trump. Hughley joined the ABC talk show to talk about his new book, “Surrender White People: Our Unconditional Terms For Peace” — and in the book, he referred to West as an “honorary white guy.” WATCH: Joy Behar brought the conversation around to West. “Due to his actions, you say he’s an honorary white guy now,” Behar said. “That’s a strong statement. You couldn’t have known — you couldn’t have known that close to press time he would announce his run for president. Which we’re not sure if he’s in or out at this point. What do you say about that? Could you envision a Kanye presidency? Oh my God.” (RELATED: ‘Have We Made America Great Yet?’: Joy Behar Bashes Trump Over Goya Photo Op) Hughley...
    slimmer model with the same name and the PlayStation 4 Pro supports 4K. Both provide enhanced performance over its predecessor and address some of the lingering hardware issues of the 2013 model. Still, you may run into a buggy unit and that can be a bummer if you expect to include some games in your agenda, especially if you are not thinking of buying the next ps5. The following are the most common PlayStation 4 problems and possible solutions. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> In 2016, Sony released two versions of its main console: a slimmer model with the same name and the PlayStation 4 Pro. 4K compliant Both provide improved performance over their predecessor and address some of the lingering hardware issues of the 2013 model. Still, you may come across a buggy drive and that can be a bummer if you expect to include Some games on your agenda,...
    TORONTO Wolfpack must get an answer sooner rather than later over whether ALL their foreign players must return home - leaving whether they can fulfil the season in doubt. That includes Sonny Bill Williams. 3 Sonny Bill Williams may have to head home as his UK visa runs out at the end of the monthCredit: PRESS ASSOCIATION All seven overseas players, including marquee men Williams and Ricky Leutele, are on permits that limit their presence in the UK to six months. Their temporary visitor visas normally see them through a season as they spend enough of one in Canada before returning to their homeland. Now the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions mean they have all stayed on these shores, seeing out the time on their permits at the end of the month, before they restart against Hull KR on August 2. Rugby Football League officials are working with the Government...
    Prince Harry feels 'lost' living in Los Angeles in the same way Meghan Markle did in the UK, a royal author has claimed.   After stepping down as senior royals in March, Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, had originally planned to split their time between the US and UK.  However the royal pair headed to LA at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and have since been staying with son Archie at Tyler Perry's $18million Beverly Hills mansion.  Tom Quinn told the Daily Star that while the Duke of Sussex 'doesn't hate' LA - he is struggling to find his 'role' in the US, and that him getting 'swept up in Meghan's positive energy' has always been a problem in their relationship.   Prince Harry feels 'lost' living in Los Angeles in the same way Meghan Markle did in the UK, a royal author has claimed. Pictured, Duke and Duchess of Sussex on...
    New Orleans Saints defensive back and recently signed CNN contributor Malcolm Jenkins said in a video posted to Instagram on Friday that “Jewish people aren’t our problem, and we’re not their problem,” dismissing the focus on the “wrong” anti-Semitic comments from fellow NFL player DeSean Jackson as a “distraction.” “We gotta stay focused,” Jenkins, started the video post. “All of this back and forth that’s going on right now is a distraction.” “Comments were made,” he continued, seemingly referencing Jackson, “and they were wrong. Allow those who were impacted by it to voice their grievances.” “But we gotta stay focused, because Breonna Taylor’s killers are still not arrested. We still fighting for justice, we gotta lot of work to do, and this ain’t it.” “Stay focused,” Jenkins signed off. The “social justice issues”-based CNN contributor captioned the post: “We can honor the Jewish heritage and trauma while staying focused on what...
    MATTEO GUENDOUZI'S ex-boss believes the Arsenal bad boy's "attitude" could damage morale within their squad and ruin his career. With the French midfielder frozen out for two weeks since taunting Brighton players over pay, former Lorient manager Bernard Casoni reveals he had a poor relationship with Guendouzi - who "talks too much" but doesn't always listen.   3Matteo Guendouzi confronts late Brighton matchwinner Neal Maupay when Arsenal lost 2-1 on SaturdayCredit: Alamy Live News 3Former Lorient chief Bernard Casoni believes Matteo Guendouzi might have undermined team spirit at the French club over 2016-17Credit: AFP - Getty Guendouzi has reportedly been training alone since June 20 despite peace talks with Gunners' chief  Mikel Arteta. The 21-year-old lost his cool following a 2-1 loss at Brighton, clashing with the home side's stoppage-time goal hero Neal Maupay. After boasting (wrongly) that he earned more than Maupay, Guendouzi grabbed his fellow countryman by the throat. And Casoni seems to...
    Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi took to social media complaining about receiving an exorbitant electricity bill but then later shared that his problem was solved. Arshad, in a tweet, had shared that that Rs 1,03,564 was debited from his account on July 5 for the electricity bill. He then shared a news article about his paintings and asked everyone to buy it. He had tweeted: “People please buy my paintings, I need to pay my Adani electric bill, kidneys am keeping for the next bill.” Arshad Warsi Humorously Asks Fans To Buy His Paintings So That He Can Pay Inflated Adani Electricity Bills! (Read Tweet) Later on Sunday, Arshad shared that he got a quick response from the electricity company and that his problem was solved. “And yes there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Quick response from @Adani_Elec_Mum problem solved. All you have to do is contact...
    Riverside County intensive care unit beds nearly hit capacity Sunday, when patients occupied 99% of the normal number of beds. Suspected and confirmed coronavirus patients account for about 35% of those beds, said Riverside spokeswoman Brooke Federico. The shortage prompted a local member of Congress, a medical doctor, to call for the county to act immediately. “I am calling on the County to immediately reverse their decision to rescind public health safety measures and reinstate their order to wear masks in public and to transparently communicate their social distancing and stay at home surge intervention plans and enforcement mechanisms,” U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, (D-Palm Desert) said in an email. Local health authorities said the official numbers on bed capacity paint a misleadingly bleak picture. Though Riverside County normally offers 385 licensed ICU beds, hospitals have already placed some overflow patients in surge-capacity beds. The extra beds are temporarily transitioned for...
    Man’s best friend = rat’s worst enemy. New York City has turned to an unlikely ally in the fight against the city’s mounting rodent problem: pet dogs. Unfortunately, the Big Apple’s resident rat population has become even more aggressive during the coronavirus lockdown due to the shortage of trash caused by shuttered restaurants. To combat the scourge, a group known as Ryders Alley Trencher-fed Society (R.A.T.S.), is enlisting concerned citizens and their beloved pooches to track down and kill the pesky pests. “We have a policy: Any time we get a call or an email or anything, we at least go check it out,” Richard Reynolds, who founded R.A.T.S. almost 30 years ago, tells The Post. The group even does house calls. But right now, NYC has an especially “huge rat problem,” R.A.T.S. volunteer James Hoffman tells Cheddar news service, adding that this enables them to do what they do...
    Some American companies with links to China are "part of the problem" as the United States relations with the communist country continue to break down, Attorney General William Barr said. Barr told Fox Business Network in an interview that will air Sunday that some U.S. companies are focused more on making money than helping their country. "The American business community has been a big part of the problem, because theyre willing, ultimately many of them, to sacrifice the long-term viability of their companies for short-term profit, so they can get their stock options and move into the golf resort," Barr said. "Thats whats driving some of this — theyre not taking the long-term view and the national view of maintaining American strength." President Donald Trump and members of his administration have criticized China for how it handled the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in the Chinese city...
    Laura Ingraham began Thursday's "The Ingraham Angle" by making the case that policies favored by Democats would hurt African-Americans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. "In March, when the COVID lockdowns began, we saw how quickly life in most big cities deteriorated," Ingraham said. "Now, mostly left-leaning mayors prolong their stay-at-home orders when common sense screams that doing so would only create tidal waves of misery. BIDEN NARROWS LIST OF VP CONTENDERS, EX-OBAMA ADVISER SUSAN RICE AMONG THEM "The horrific killing of George Floyd and the outrage that triggered it was like a match on dry kindling wood that was then doused in rocket fuel," Ingraham continued. "Political arsonists encouraged criminals to rampage through cities and spread fear to the suburbs. Peaceful protesters were used as cover for both Antifa and [Black Lives Matter] to push a corrosive anti-law enforcement narrative." Ingraham explained that elected officials from both parties "are too afraid or too weak...
    Analysis For the past three weeks, our nation has been embroiled in an ongoing dialogue about the pervasive and brutal nature of racism in our society, and the question of who is responsible for upholding this unjust system has arrived at the doorstep of many female CEOs. This could have been an opportunity for a new kind of leadership to emerge. Unfortunately, when faced with criticism, these women, many of whom have built their brands under the moniker of “feminism,” haven’t used their power to rally meaningful support, nor have they engaged in sustained public reflection about how they can do better. Instead, their response, largely, has been to quit. As n+1 editor Dayna Tortorici so succinctly put it on Twitter, “The purge of the girl boss is upon us.” Indeed, this past week saw a mass exodus of young, hip female leadership. On June 10, Ban.do co-founder Jen Gotch...
    Pastor Robert Jeffress addressed the “only cure” to racism and lawlessness Sunday in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests and riots that have followed. Jeffress, the pastor of 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, said some in his congregation had been wondering what his response would be to the headlines in the last few weeks. FORMER NFL STAR BEN WATSON PREACHES JUSTICE, KINDNESS AT 'BOSTON PRAY' EVENT “As Christians, when we look at what’s happening in our nation, we need to look at the situation through a unique prism,” Jeffress told his congregation: “the word of God.” Jeffress said he’s making three statements in light of Floyd’s death, protests and the “defund the police” movement. GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER PHILONISE TELLS POLICE: 'YOU CAN DO YOUR JOB AND STILL MAINTAIN RESPECT FOR OTHERS' “God hates racism,” Jeffress said of the first point. “To hate a person because of...
    Police in Oklahoma say they have positively identified two suspects who broke a glass window at a Sonic fast-food restaurant following a mix-up with their chicken tenders. Police say the incident, which took place at a Sonic location in Del City on May 20, was sparked after the couple received the wrong sauce for their chicken tenders during a drive-thru transaction. “They were upset over their order,” Maj. Mike Arterbury of the Del City Police Department told KFOR. MAN IN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE IS KICKED OUT OF SONIC In footage obtained by the outlet, the woman in the driver’s seat can be seen handing back the chicken to a drive-thru worker, pointing to her receipt. It’s unclear what the customer told the drive-thru operator, but police say the restaurant ultimately decided to refuse service to the couple. The restaurant’s manager also returned the couple’s money. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR...
    A 2008 video of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg attributing the housing crash largely to "redlining" has thrust the term into the national conversation. Although redlining — a form of lending discrimination — has been outlawed for decades, its scars remain visible in many communities across the U.S., experts say. Read on to learn more about redlining and its impact. What is redlining?For decades, many banks in the U.S. denied mortgages to people, mostly people of color in urban areas, preventing them from buying a home in certain neighborhoods or getting a loan to renovate their house. The practice — once backed by the U.S. government — started in the 1930s and took place across the country. That includes in many of the nation's largest cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa and others with large minority populations.  As a result, banks and other mortgage lenders commonly rejected loans for creditworthy borrowers based...
    Writer and legal commentator Horace Cooper told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday that the so-called "problem-solving class" has done nothing to help Americans, including black Americans. "There is a class of Americans whose entire livelihood is based on the existence of victims," Cooper, Project 21 co-chair and the author of "How Trump is Making Black America Great Again," told host Tucker Carlson. "If people got a good education, if people had great jobs, if people controlled their own lives, a whole large number of people couldn't get that new auto, they couldn't go off to Aspen for their ski trip," Cooper added. "There is a strong sentiment among the so-called problem-solving class to keep things as they are. CHICAGO PASTOR CONDEMNS LOOTING AND RIOTING: 'WE HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY' "We've spent $22 trillion and all we've done is enriched the problem-solving class and we've not done the basic kinds of things that would be good for...
    Protests have a purpose. People protest when they feel like they’re not being heard. For the last week, we’ve seen countless protests across our country, including several in my home state of South Dakota, because of what happened to George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police. Personally, I couldn’t even make it through the video of his death because it was so gut-wrenching. There is no one that thinks that what happened to George Floyd was OK. The protests in South Dakota have served their purpose. ANDREW McCARTHY: 'INSTITUTIONAL RACISM' AMONG POLICE? LET'S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS The question before us now is: What do we want policing to look like going forward? That’s at all levels – city, county and state. There’s no governor in America that has trusted their people to make the right choices more than I have these last several months. And there’s no governor...
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