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Donald Trump uses new website to rewrite history of his presidency
Narrative omits two impeachments, economic crash, Covid death toll and riot that marked end of his term Donald Trump has launched a new website celebrating his time as US president that includes a very selective retelling of the history of his time in office. is billed as a platform for his supporters to stay in touch and a place where Trump will continue his “America first” campaign
Want to book Donald or Melania for an event? Trump has a website for that allows visitors to book the former president and his wife for personal appearances and greetings Visitors to Donald Trump’s new website can book the former president and his wife, Melania Trump, for personal appearances and greetings. Related: Donald Trump uses new website to rewrite history of his presidency Continue reading...
No convictions for St Louis officers who beat Black undercover colleague at protest
Officer Luther Hall, who was recording criminal activity during protests, required multiple surgeries after the attack No convictions were returned for three white St Louis police officers accused of beating a Black undercover colleague so severely during a protest over another officer’s acquittal that he had to undergo multiple surgeries. A jury on Monday acquitted officer Steven Korte of charge


G Gordon Liddy, mastermind of Watergate burglary, dies aged 90
Political operative went to prison before becoming a popular radio talkshow host G Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talkshow host after emerging from prison, died on Tuesday at age 90. His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to Covid-19. Continue reading...
Unbeaten Gonzaga cruise into Final Four behind sensational Drew Timme
Gonzaga reach Final Four with 85-66 win over Southern Cal Zags can become first unbeaten national champion in 45 years NCAA says ref who collapsed early in game is ‘alert and stable’ Gonzaga got on a roll and put on a show Tuesday night, moving to 30-0 on the season and cruising into the Final Four with an 85-66 beatdown of previously rolling Southern California. Drew Timme had 23 points and five
Trump ally Matt Gaetz says he faces federal investigation 'regarding sexual conduct'
Florida Republican congressman says he has never had sexual relationship with underage girl Matt Gaetz, a prominent Republican in Congress and a close ally of Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he was being investigated by the justice department over a former relationship but denied any criminal wrongdoing. Gaetz, who represents parts of western Florida, told Axios that his lawyers were informed that
Kevin Durant apologizes to Michael Rapaport after homophobic rant
Rapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on Twitter NBA star appears to confirm authenticity of offensive messages Durant, 32, has history of responding to criticism on social media A heated back-and-forth between NBA star Kevin Durant and the actor Michael Rapaport exploded into public view on Tuesday after Rapaport posted screenshots of direct messages in which the Brooklyn Nets forward
Antony Blinken says the US will 'stand up for human rights everywhere'
Secretary of state takes veiled swipe at Trump administration and says change of approach is ‘in America’s interests’ The United States will speak out about human rights everywhere including in allies and at home, secretary of state Antony Blinken has vowed, turning a page from Donald Trump as he bemoaned deteriorations around the world. Presenting the state department’s first human rights report
Journalists allowed inside facility for migrant children at US-Mexico border
Visit reveals overcrowded tent structure with over 4,000 migrants packed into pods and the youngest kept in a large playpen The Biden administration for the first time on Tuesday allowed a limited pool of journalists inside its main detention facility for migrant children at the US-Mexico border. The visit revealed a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 migrants, including ch
Hunter Biden calls Trump 'vile' in new book and denies Ukraine allegations
Joe Biden’s son will publish memoir next week ‘I became a proxy for his fear he wouldn’t be re-elected’ US politics – live coverage In a keenly awaited memoir, Joe Biden’s son Hunter attacks Donald Trump as “a vile man with a vile mission” who plumbed “unprecedented depths” in last year’s US presidential election. Related: Want to book Donald or Melania for an event? Trump has a website for that
NFL increases slate to 17 games a season despite some players' disquiet
Number of preseason games will be reduced to three per team Saints’ Alvin Kamara says move is ‘dumb as hell’ The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games. Team owners on Tuesday approved the 17th game as expected, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased. The new move will generate even more money for what is alread
Teen who filmed killing tells court George Floyd was 'begging for his life'
Darnella Frazier said Derek Chauvin did not ease up as he pinned Floyd down and that she still loses sleep over the killing The woman who recorded the shocking video of George Floyd’s death that prompted mass protests for racial justice around the world has told the Derek Chauvin murder trial of her feelings of guilt at being unable to intervene to save his life. Darnella Frazier, who at times so
Capitol attack suspect’s ‘I Was There’ shirt helps confirm his role – prosecutors
Garret Miller’s attire on day of his arrest appears to be only part of the self-incriminating evidence US politics – live coverage If any of the Texas police officers who came to detain Capitol attack suspect Garret Miller were not sure they had the right man, the T-shirt they found him wearing offered something of a clue: it featured a photograph of Donald Trump and the slogan “I Was There, Wash
New details revealed of Cuomo’s ‘VIP’ Covid list for members of his inner circle
Preferential treatment offered to governor’s family and friends Seven people offer new details to the Washington Post Coronavirus – live news New York’s beleaguered governor, Andrew Cuomo, faces further allegations that his administration provided preferential treatment to members of his inner circle after seven people with knowledge of coronavirus testing practices in the state came forward with
Basketball stars cry foul as no-call costs Baylor in NCAA showdown with UConn
DiJonai Carrington appeared to be fouled in final seconds Huskies beat Lady Bears in thrilling Elite Eight showdown DiJonai Carrington first got hit on her elbow, then again in the face before falling hard to the floor with Baylor down by one with one second to go in the River Walk Region final against top-seeded UConn. Carrington’s shot came up well short after the contact with two defenders. Bu
Biden pushes plan to rebuild US infrastructure as Covid cases rise – live
President to launch next phase of Build Back Better program CDC director Rochelle Walensky ‘scared’ of coronavirus trends ‘Trailblazing’ slate of judicial nominees announced by Biden 3.20pm BST The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, noted that four of the judicial nominees announced by Joe Biden today are members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. In addition to bei
How many anti-vaxxers does it take to misinform the world? Just twelve | Arwa Mahdawi
A majority of anti-vaccine propaganda can apparently be traced back to a handful of people. While de-platforming them is sometimes appropriate, there is a bigger, better solution How many conspiracy theorists does it take to change a lightbulb? QAnon won’t let me tell you. I can, however, reveal that it takes only a dozen anti-vaxxers to spread dangerous misinformation to millions of people. Acco
What is that weird, tingling feeling? Could it possibly be ... hope? | Joel Golby
The arrival of spring and the easing of lockdown has brought new optimism. Please don’t batter it into submission again I went off spring for a while. When you’re a kid, spring is a time as thick and ripe with ritual as Halloween or Christmas – pancake day, then daffodils, becoming very obsessed with lambs being born for some reason, then Easter itself, where your school takes a brief trip to a l
New York mayor condemns 'disgusting' attack on Asian woman as witnesses stood by
Woman was pushed to the ground and attacked in Manhattan Video shows men in building lobby watch fail to intervene An Asian American woman was attacked in New York City by a man who repeatedly kicked her in front of witnesses who seemingly stood by, according to surveillance footage released by police. Related: Asian Americans reported 3,800 hate-related incidents during the pandemic, report find
The USMNT's Olympic failure shows a lack of leadership not talent
USA’s best players don’t turn out for the Under-23 team, but there were glaring errors in the campaign to reach the Tokyo Games anyway Here we go again. The US men have failed to even qualify for another global tournament, this time the Tokyo Olympics, after a sloppy 2-1 loss Sunday to Honduras . Even worse, this is now the third straight Olympics the US will miss, in addition to failing to quali
The UAE Covid vaccine could become a global leader, but we must see full data | Sophie Zinser
China and the Emirates have teamed up to launch a rebranded vaccine – and that’s good news for the developing world hina’s leading vaccine just got rebranded. On Sunday 28 March, its major pharmaceutical company, Sinopharm, announced a new joint venture with G42, a UAE-based tech company: the vaccine is called Hayat-Vax, hayat meaning “life” in Arabic. The partnership shows immense promise as a n
Why did the Washington Post ban a sexual assault survivor from reporting on rape? | Moira Donegan
The newspaper wouldn’t let Felicia Sonmez cover stories about sexual misconduct. That policy was to the Post’s detriment Felicia Sonmez had to flee her home. In early 2020, after the death of the basketball player Kobe Bryant, Sonmez, a longtime breaking news reporter at the Washington Post, tweeted a link to a Daily Beast story about the 2003 rape allegation against Bryant. The tweet had no comm
'America on trial' over George Floyd's death | First Thing
Prosecutors accused the former police officer Derek Chauvin of deliberately killing Floyd and preventing others from administering first aid, in opening statements yesterday. Plus, 90% of Americans will be eligible for a vaccine by 19 April, says Biden Good morning. The trial of a former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd began yesterday, with prosecutors alleging that Derek Chauvin
Trans kids on the Republican bills targeting them: 'I'm not a problem to society'
In states across the US, conservatives are pushing to ban gender-affirming healthcare and limit trans kids’ access to sports teams. Children and their parents speak out Arkansas lawmakers on Monday passed the most sweeping ban on transgender healthcare in the US, with legislation that restricts trans kids’ access to gender-affirming care and punishes doctors who treat them. It’s one of dozens of


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