U.S. Supreme Court mulls FBI bid to block Muslim civil rights suit

Published by ReutersBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to block religious discrimination claims brought by three Muslim men from California who accused the FBI of illegally conducting surveillance on them following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The justices heard about two hours of arguments in the FBI's appeal of a lower court's 2019 ruling that let various claims…

Joy, long lines as US reopens borders after 20 months

Published by RelaxnewsLong lines formed at border crossings and anxious relatives gathered at airports Monday as the United States reopened to vaccinated visitors, ending 20 months of Covid-19 restrictions that separated families, hobbled tourism and strained diplomatic ties. From Rainbow Bridge at the US-Canada border to Mexico's Tijuana crossing at San Ysidro, California, cars, motor homes and masked pedestrians clogged entry points from before dawn for eagerly anticipated reunions with…

NYC schools start vaccinating children ages 5-11, but demand outpaces supply at some sites

Published by New York Daily NewsNEW YORK — A New York City effort to vaccinate newly eligible kids ages 5 to 11 against the coronavirus through school-based vaccine clinics kicked off Monday morning — but ran into some early hiccups. At some schools, anxious parents spent hours waiting outside in the hopes of securing a vaccine dose for their elementary-aged kids, only to be told the clinic didn’t have enough…

Report: Aaron Rodgers Wouldn’t Talk to NFL’s Infectious Disease Consultant

Published by InsideHookBy Evan Bleier In his extremely informative appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday, Aaron Rodgers said he “put a lot of time and energy into research” and “met with a lot of different people in the medical field to get the most information” before making the decision to get “immunized” instead of vaccinated against COVID-19. If Rodgers, who missed Sunday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19…

Kenan Thompson to host 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Published by New York Daily NewsKenan Thompson is headed to the People’s Choice Awards. The “Saturday Night Live” funnyman will host the upcoming 2021 award show, which celebrates 40 different categories across movies, television, music, and pop culture, NBC announced Monday. “I can’t believe I get to host the PCAs!! I’m beyond blessed to be nominated twice and part of two more nominations for SNL. Good times indeed!,” Thompson, 43,…

Israeli forces raid Ramallah Cultural Palace

Published by Al-ArabyIsraeli forces have raided a cultural centre in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday according to Twitter users. While not much information was made available, images on social media showed Israeli soldiers standing outside the Ramallah Cultural Palace, trying to stop people from taking pictures. "Israeli army forces raiding the Ramallah Cultural Palace right now on the final day of the Palestine Cinema days festival," tweeted…

Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic dream

Published by BANG Showbiz EnglishQueen Elizabeth joked about becoming a gymnast when she met Tom Daley. The 95-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip – who died in April aged 99 – hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2016 for a group of Olympians and the 27-year-old diver recalled how the queen joked about her own sporting ambitions. Speaking on Swedish talk show ‘Skavlan’, Tom said: “She commented on…

Young North Carolina voters say the economy worries them. Will they turn out in 2022?

Published by The Charlotte ObserverCHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than any other issue, young North Carolinians are concerned about the economy, with top issues including canceling student debt and raising the minimum wage, according to a poll released Monday by the left-leaning NextGen America and Data for Progress. The poll comes as the midterm elections gear up with primaries in March and a general election in November. The elections will include…
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