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Major Credit Card Companies Will Soon Categorize Gun Store Purchases kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Major Credit Card Companies Will Soon Categorize Gun Store Purchases

Major credit card companies are reclassifying purchases at gun stores and ammunition shops a change that could pull back the curtain on gun purchases. Visa, American Express and Mastercard will start implementing the plan, which will separate gun and ammunition purchases from other kinds of shopping for the first time. They had previously been classified as general merchandise. The move comes as gun sales keep climbing."The sales have definitely increased over the last several years in comparison to probably the last five," said Vincent Vasquez, a gun store manager in Arizona.The FBI reports having done 78,571,988 background checks for gun purchases in the last two years. That's more than in any two-year stretch since record-keeping started in 1998.SEE MORE: Biden Defends FBI, Pushes Assault-Style Weapons BanCyndi Starr is among the many buying a firearm for the first time."I came to that decision after months of going back and forth," Starr said. "I would never want to ever harm anybody, never, but I've been close enough to certain violent or potentially violent situations that I had that split second where it's like, 'What's my backup?'"Gun violence prevention activists hope the new classification for credit card purchases will help differentiate people like Starr from those intending to use a gun to harm people, helping banks see and report suspicious activity.But of course, not everyone's on board.Over the weekend, the NRA said the move was about creating a "national registry of gun owners."The policy is intended only to separately categorize purchases at gun and ammunition stores, not specifically what was purchased. It's a simple label change advocates hope will help curb gun violence.

The U.S. Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terror Attacks kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The U.S. Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terror Attacks

In a somber ceremony at the Pentagon on Sunday, President Joe Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The President laid a wreath honoring victims killed at the pentagon on September 11, 2001, whose names were also read out loud.In a speech, President Biden called on Americans to stand together to defend democracy."No terrorists could touch the wellspring of American power, and it falls to us to keep it safe on behalf of all those we lost 21 years ago, on behalf of all those who have given their whole souls to the cause of this nation every day since," said President Biden.Vice President Kamala Harris attended a ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City where victims' family members and friends read stories of their lost loved ones.SEE MORE: 9/11 Memorials Stretch Across The U.S. To Honor And Educate"Joe, I held your first baby grandson in my arms. You should have been holding him. We love you and we miss you," said Jim Giaccone, who lost his big brother, Joseph Giaccone, in the September 11 attacks.First Lady Jill Biden spoke at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where 40 passengers died when United Flight-93 crashed."9/11 touched us allit changed us all. But it reminded us that with courage and kindness we can be a light in that darkness," said the First Lady.The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center sparked a global "war on terror" and two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops withdrew from last year.The ceremonies also come one month after a U.S. drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, a key Al-Qaeda leader who helped plan the attacks.Vice President Harris did not give a speech in New York. By tradition, no political figures speak at the ceremony at Ground Zero.

Illinois Town's $13 Million Water System Will Bypass Forever Chemicals kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Illinois Town's $13 Million Water System Will Bypass Forever Chemicals

Freeport is a small industrial city of 24,000 in northwest Illinois. For a price tag of $13 million, it's building a new water system to tap deep into new, uncontaminated water sources."The most important room is the filter room," said Rob Boyer, Freeport public works director, while visiting the construction site. "It is designed to produce approximately 2 million gallons per day of potable drinking water." Boyer says when the "enormous" project is completed sometime in 2023, the city's drinking water will be entirely free of so-called forever chemicals."This is critical to life and health issues in the city and for its residents, and that's why it's prioritized," Boyer said, noting that there's no contamination in the source water where the new well and plant are being built.About 10 years ago, the EPA found high levels of forever chemicals in two wells that produced about a third of Freeport's drinking water.  Boyer says he can only speculate what the source of the contamination could have been, but that speculation points him to the prevalence of industry in general there.Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are nicknamed forever chemicals because they don't degrade over time. This group of man-made chemicals have been used in many consumer and industrial products since the 1950s."There are over 200 different use categories, ranging from dental floss to clothing to carpets to compostable cookware to all kinds of plastics," said Linda Birnbaum, former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The chemicals were pioneered by conglomerates 3M and Dupont. They've been popular because of their resistance to water, stains, heat and oil. Since they don't break down, the are now omnipresent in our environment  and even in our blood. "I would say that everyone in our country has them in their bodies," Birnbaum said. Scientists are now linking these chemicals to potential harmful health effects, such as increased risk kidney and testicular cancers. But back in 2014, the chemicals' potential negative impacts were not as well-known.Still, Freeport officials quickly shut down the two wells with the most contamination. Soon after, they put in motion plans to drill the new well and build the new treatment plant. "It is protecting our lives here, and it's protecting the residents' lives here," Boyer said. SEE MORE: FEMA: Unclear When Jackson Residents Will Have Clean WaterAccording to the advocacy nonprofit the Environmental Working Group, more than 200 million Americans may be drinking water contaminated with the chemicals. Freeport officials tell Newsy their decision to completely revamp the city's drinking water system puts them on the leading edge of the national fight against forever chemicals, but at what cost? Like hundreds of impacted cities nationwide, Freeport is considering joining ongoing litigation against 3M, Dupont and other PFAS manufacturers.But for now, it's the residents who bear the health and financial costs caused by pollution most people don't even know exists.

Eating Disorders Increased Sharply In Teens During Pandemic kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Eating Disorders Increased Sharply In Teens During Pandemic

Ali Caudle has always known determination and persistence. Shes a star swimmer, co-editor of her high school newspaper and was accepted into Northeastern University to pursue a journalism career.  Like so many other teens, shes tackling mental health issues exacerbated by the pandemic.  "So many of my friends are also struggling with mental illness right now," Caudle said. "Honestly, it's harder to find a friend who isn't struggling with anything at all. Almost everyone is."Caudle's eating disorder started a few years before the pandemic, in the ninth grade. She was 14 years old."My therapist talks a lot about it being kind of like an addiction, like you're addicted to not eating," Caudle said. "But unlike other addicts, you can't just avoid food like you can avoid alcohol or avoid smoking. You have to eat, so you have to face that multiple times a day, every day."At 5 feet 2 inches tall, she dropped below 100 pounds. Her period stopped. Thats when her doctor talked to her about putting on healthy weight.  "That's all the conversation ever was; there was no talk about like the mental side of things," Caudle said. " Like, what is the trauma that this is coming from? It's just, 'Let's get you to a healthy weight, and everything will be solved.'"And, it was until March 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. "It kept dragging on and on, and I remember I started to be like, 'I need to make sure I look good when we come out of lockdown," Caudle said.She returned to school full-time at the start of her junior year. Between swimming, pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma and other extracurriculars, it became overwhelming."I fell into a full-blown relapse," Caudle said. A CDC report released earlier this year found the number of teen girls going to the emergency room for eating disorders almost doubled during the pandemic.The National Eating Disorders Association says its helpline reported a 58% increase in calls, texts and chats between March 2020 and October of 2021, but experts think the real numbers could be even higher."[It] was like nothing I've seen in my entire career: the explosion of need out of the pandemic," said Dr. Jillian Lampert.Dr. Lampert is chief strategy officer for the Emily Program. It has 20 locations across the country, from inpatient to virtual care.  "Overnight, we had twice as many people knocking on the door or calling on the phone, sending in emails," Dr. Lampert said. Wait lists across the country became unmanageable.  "I think that the pandemic really yielded the perfect recipe to get an eating disorder," Dr. Lampert said. "If you were ever going to create an eating disorder, you would take a huge dose of anxiety, a huge dose of isolation, and stir it up in a big container of social media pressure."Social media, designed to be addictive, is a constant presence in most teens lives. Experts say it was to blame for eating disorders long before the pandemic, but for teens like Caudle, more time online during lockdown piled on the pressure.  "You click on one thing that may be promoting something... you shouldn't be engaging with, and then all of a sudden, that's all you see," Caudle said. "Suddenly it's everywhere, and you feel like you can't escape it."Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar is the sole doctor at the University of Montana researching eating disorder treatments, and also trying to fill the gap in services through her own practice.  "I hadn't even launched my website, and I was able to fill up to what I wanted with patients right off the bat," said Dr. Martin-Wagar. "We know that the longer people suffer with an eating disorder, the less likely they are to have quick and full recovery. There's a lot of hope, though. We need to be keeping an eye on things and really making sure that we get people in treatment as soon as possible."Advocates say no matter where you are, reaching out is critical.  "We hear from our program and others where people who are waiting for care, who end up dying," Dr. Lampert said. "These are treatable illnesses. People shouldn't have to die from eating disorders. That's horrifying. Every time we hear that, it's heart wrenching. We know that somebody dies every 52 minutes from an eating disorder.""You convinced yourself that you have it under control, even when you clearly don't," Caudle said.A turnaround came for Caudle when one of her teachers noticed something wrong. "She stepped in and was like 'something is not right, and I know it's not right,'" Caudle said. "You feel so disconnected from everything, and you feel like if you look around, there's

Ukrainian Fighter Pilots, Firing U.S. Missiles, Get Back in the Fight kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ukrainian Fighter Pilots, Firing U.S. Missiles, Get Back in the Fight

Flying MIGs for Ukraine's air force, in skies where they are outgunned and outnumbered by Russia's fighter jets, might be the most dangerous job in the world. Newsy sat down with a Ukrainian fighter pilot who asked us to identify him by his callsign.   JUICE: Juice is my callsign.  It was given to him by the American pilots who trained him. He talked about the dangerous role his country's pilots are playing in the war. NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: How deadly has this war been for Ukraine's air force?  JUICE: Unfortunately, we have a lot of losses during this war actually due to our technical disadvantages. My unit lost a few guys as well during the first two weeks. He says sometimes one jet will act as a decoy to attract Russian missiles. JUICE: It's too dangerous. But we need to do these types of missions. And, of course, our guys are ready to die for that because they are supporting our ground units of the front lines just to secure the attack jets at the low altitude.BELLINI: That sounds like a suicide mission. JUICE: Almost. We're just trying to do it to create some tricks against them and just to force them to shoot these missiles from the largest distances.Until recently, their role has been largely invisible.  But this week, Ukraine's air force released a video giving a rare look at a potent new weapon. A Ukrainian MIG-29 pilot shot footage of combat operations. He disclosed what had previously only been suspected: that Ukraine has adapted American high-speed anti-radiation missiles known as HARM missiles to fire from their Soviet MIGs. This is something no other air force in the world has done. JUICE: Fortunately we're we received the HARM missiles from the United States and use them effectively to destroy a ground based air defense.   At the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive this week Ukrainians were captivated by a rare video on social media of their fighter pilots firing missiles in the skies over Kherson. It could be a sign of Ukraine's success in taking out Russian air defenses, which, until now, have made frontline air support missions too risky. JUICE: It's very dangerous for us because the Russians, unfortunately, have the great advantage in technologies and in quantity. They have much more powerful radars and they have much better missiles. They could shoot you from a much wider distance. BELLINI: What's the most frightening experience you've had in the air?JUICE: You're trying to find the cruise missile, which is flying to your to your city, and you're not able to do that because of your radar, because of your systems on board. And you're understanding that it will kill people.BELLINI: Have you been in dog fights? JUICE: It's the 21st Century. Dogfights are not common. They're far more likely to be shot out of the sky from afar by an enemy that does not need to engage close up. Superior Russian technology allows them to target Ukrainian pilots from beyond visual range, a deadly technological advantage. With Ukrainian pleas for western jets refused so far, Ukrainian fighter pilots took the rare step of launching a public crowdsource campaign called "Buy Me A Fighter Jet." "Buy me a fighter jet," says a voiceover in the campaign video. "It will help me to protect my sky filled with Russian planes that bomb my land, kill my friends, and destroy our homes and everything I have ever known." JUICE: If we have modern fighter jets, we'll save more people.  We will save more cities. We will save more ground units and we'll win this war much quicker.  BELLINI: Will you shoot down more Russian jets? JUICE: Definitely. First of all, much more cruise missiles. BELLINI: If the U.S. were to give you an F-15 how quickly could you learn how to fly it?JUICE: Our estimated term is three to six months.  That's the dream of a top gun whose fighter jet is his entire life. BELLINI: Are you married? Do you have children? JUICE: No, I'm single. No children, I hope. Yeah. It's pretty usual fighter pilot stuff. Ukrainian fighter pilots like himself hope to become the stuff of legends.  

A Year After Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Interpreters Are Still Stuck kostenlos streamen | dailyme

A Year After Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Interpreters Are Still Stuck

A year ago, the U.S. ended its longest war, with one final evacuation plane out of Kabul. Left behind were tens of thousands of Afghan interpreters who put their lives on the line working for the U.S. military. Now, 12 months later, advocates say most of them are still trapped in Afghanistan, living in fear and poverty.Newsy is calling one Afghan interpreter Abdul to protect his real identity.  "We sold all our goods," Abdul said. "Anything we have we sold to just provide the food for us to still survive."Abdul fought side-by-side with American soldiers for three years at great risk to himself and his family. He says if the Taliban find out about his past, they'll likely kill him."They can find and identify anybody from the country," Abdul said. "Their intelligence is very powerful." SEE MORE: Afghan Refugee, Journalist Highlights Other Refugees Now In The U.S.When the U.S. helped airlift 124,000 people from Kabul last year, Abdul and most Afghan interpreters never made it out."Unfortunately, we couldn't get inside the airport," Abdul said.Since then, advocates tell Newsy around 4,000 interpreters have been evacuated. But according to the U.S. State Department, 74,000 applications for special immigrant visas for Afghan interpreters are still in the pipeline. Some don't have the documents required, and others are unable to attend their consular appointments since there is no U.S. embassy in Kabul anymore. Applicants are told to go to a third country."We have no embassy here, and we have no one here," Abdul said.Abdul spent all his savings to get an exit pass from the Taliban for his family to cross to Pakistan, but he's still waiting to get it. He says he remains hopeful thanks to a group of U.S. veterans secretly supporting him financially and helping him navigate red tape from afar.SEE MORE: Author Who Posed As A Refugee Shares Insights Into His Risky Journey"They were by our side for 20 years," said Chris Franco, a U.S. veteran. "The least we can do is continue to fight to get our allies here to the U.S. or to safety to some other nations and honor our promise."For Franco, honoring that promise is personal. Two Afghan interpreters he served with are still trapped in the country."For the folks that are still left behind and fighting through so many challenges to get out of Afghanistan and get their families to safety, we have not forgotten you," Franco said. "We will continue to fight for you as you fought by our side and fight for us."But Franco says that promises alone are not enough.Though he and other advocates credit the Biden administration for establishing a robust public-private partnership to get Afghan allies out, they say the White House and Congress could do a lot more. "We need more help," Franco said. "I know there is great work being done by our government, but we need more help."The White House has made efforts to simplify the special immigrant visa process for Afghan refugees and sent a request to Congress earlier this year in the hopes of legislating a path to legal permanent residence for those who arrive in the U.S. The bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act was introduced in the Senate this August in hopes to achieve both those goals.

U.N. Agency To Inspect Ukraine Nuclear Plant In Urgent Mission kostenlos streamen | dailyme

U.N. Agency To Inspect Ukraine Nuclear Plant In Urgent Mission

A U.N. nuclear watchdog team set off on an urgent mission Monday to safeguard the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine, a long-awaited trip the world hopes will help avoid a radioactive catastrophe.The stakes couldn't be higher for the group of International Atomic Energy Agency experts who will visit the plant in a country where the 1986 Chernobyl disaster sent radiation throughout the region, shocked the world and intensified a global push away from nuclear energy."Without an exaggeration, this mission will be the hardest in the history of IAEA," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.Underscoring the urgency, Ukraine and Russia again accused each other of shelling the wider region around the nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, which was briefly knocked offline last week. The dangers are so high that officials have begun handing out anti-radiation iodine tablets to nearby residents.To avoid a disaster, IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi has sought access for months to the Zaporizhzhia plant, which Russian forces have occupied and Ukrainian workers have operated since the early days of the six-month-old war.SEE MORE: Nuclear Agency Sees Chernobyl Radiation Rise After Russian Takeover"The day has come," Grossi tweeted Monday, adding that the Vienna-based IAEA's "Support and Assistance Mission ... is now on its way." Ukraine's Foreign Ministry spokesman said the team, which Grossi heads, is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv on Monday. In April, Grossi had headed an IAEA mission to Chernobyl, which Russian forces occupied earlier in the war.The IAEA said in a statement that its team will "undertake urgent safeguards activities," assess damage, determine the functionality of the plant's safety and security systems, and evaluate the control room staff's working conditions.Ukraine's nuclear energy agency, Energoatom, warned Monday of Russian attempts to cover up their military use of the plant."The occupiers, preparing for the arrival of the IAEA mission, increased pressure on the personnel ... to prevent them from disclosing evidence of the occupiers' crimes at the plant and its use as a military base," Energoatom said, adding that four plant workers were wounded in Russian shelling of the city where they live.Ukraine accused Russia of new rocket and artillery strikes at or near the plant, intensifying fears that the fighting could cause a massive radiation leak. So far, radiation levels at the facility, which has six reactors, have been reported to be normal.Ukraine has alleged that Russia is essentially holding the plant hostage, storing weapons there and launching attacks from around it, while Moscow accuses Ukraine of recklessly firing on the facility.World leaders have called on the Russians to demilitarize the plant. Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies on Monday showed armored personnel carriers on a road near the reactors, damage to a building's roof also near the reactors, and brush fires burning nearby.Ukraine reported shelling in Nikopol, the city across the Dnieper River from the nuclear power plant, and said one person was killed and five others were wounded. In Enerhodar, just a few kilometers from the plant, the city's Ukrainian mayor, Dmytro Orlov, blamed Russian shelling for injuries to at least 10 residents.Kuleba, Ukraine's foreign minister, said in Stockholm that he expects the IAEA mission to produce "a clear statement of facts, of violation of all nuclear, of nuclear safety protocols." He added, "We know that Russia is putting not only Ukraine, but also the entire world at threat at the risk of nuclear accident."In Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia will ensure security of the IAEA mission and called on other countries to "raise pressure on the Ukrainian side to force it to stop threatening the European continent by shelling the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and surrounding areas."Over the weekend, Energoatom painted an ominous picture of the threats at the plant by issuing a map forecasting where radiation could spread.Elsewhere on the battlefield, the Ukraine military claimed it had breached Russia's first line of defense near Kherson just north of the Crimean Peninsula, an advance that would represent a strategic breakthrough if confirmed. Kherson is the biggest Ukrainian city the Russians occupy, and reports about Ukrainian forces preparing for a counteroffensive there and elsewhere in the region have circulated for weeks.Russian-installed officials, citing Ukrainian rocket strikes, announced the evacuation of residents of nearby Nova Kakhovka, a city Kyiv's forces frequently target, from their workplaces to bomb shelters on Monday. And in another Kherson region city, Berislav, Russian news agencies reported that Ukrainian shelling had damaged a church, a school

Voter Priorities Heading Into Midterm Elections kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Voter Priorities Heading Into Midterm Elections

After a summer of economic turmoil, headline-grabbing hearings, and a bombshell Supreme Court ruling, figuring out which issue will be most important to voters in November could tell us which party might control Congress in 2023."I'm really like, scared at the way we've been going," said a voter.Polling shows the economy is the top issue on voters' minds right now, and by a large margin."That's about it after COVID has been tough, so hoping the economy turns to take a turn for the better," said a voter.Topics like women's rights and immigration are distantly behind the economy. But once you look at priorities by party, things start to change.Republicans see two major issues as important, where Democrats are more split on their motivations. GOP voters are focused particularly on inflation and immigration, while Democrats have a much longer list including gun violence, abortion, and inflation.The political climate may be breaking in Democrats' favor after positive economic signs and legislative victories. Quinnipiac polling from late July shows a slight increase in voter desire for democrats to keep control.SEE MORE: Why Do We Have The Electoral College?Meanwhile, election security remains a top concern for Democrats like Wyoming voter Mike Calabrese."Election security. The ability of legislators to tinker with the machines afterwards, or to throw out electors. But that's a serious national issue, not just a local issue," said Calabrese.But in the end, all politics is local. He's been a Wyomingite for nearly half a century and is concerned about the environment, public land use, state funding of schools, and of course, taxes."The tax structure in the state is challenging at best. My taxes, about 36% last year, 28% a year before that," said Calabrese.If you zip down to Florida, you'll find pretty much the same."Focusing on spending more money in Florida, and not wasting money outside the country and helping people with tax cuts, especially during these tough times," said a voter.Florida voters are also concerned about the changes Americans are seeing to the education system."The school stuff is really freaking me out that they're not allowed to read certain books when you start taking books off the shelf. That's, it's a scary thing. There's gotta be another way for everyone to get comfortable," said a voter.And with an unexpected twist, more than half of Americans say they're "more enthusiastic than usual" about voting, and you can expect candidates up and down the ballot to be pushing their "get out the vote" to ensure all their supporters get to the polls this November.

Trump Search Redacted Affidavit Set To Be Released kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Trump Search Redacted Affidavit Set To Be Released

The Justice Department is set to release Friday a heavily blacked out document explaining the justification for an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate earlier this month, when agents removed top secret government records and other classified documents.The document, expected by noon, is likely to offer at least some new details about an ongoing criminal investigation that has brought fresh legal peril for Trump just as he lays the groundwork for another presidential run. Though Justice Department officials are expected to have removed sensitive details about witnesses, and the scope and direction of the probe, the affidavit may offer the fullest explanation yet about the events leading up to the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago.The document being released is the redacted form of an affidavit, or sworn statement, that the FBI submitted to a judge so it could obtain a warrant to search Trump's property. Affidavits typically contain vital information about an investigation, with agents spelling out to a judge the justification for why they want to search a particular property and why they believe they're likely to find evidence of a potential crime there. But affidavits routinely remain sealed during pending investigations, making the judge's decision to reveal portions of it all the more striking.SEE MORE: Justice Department Provides Judge With Redacted Trump AffidavitIn an acknowledgment of the extraordinary public interest in the investigation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Thursday ordered the department by Friday to make public a redacted version of the affidavit. The directive came hours after federal law enforcement officials submitted under seal the portions of the affidavit that they want to keep secret as their investigation moves forward.The redactions proposed by the Justice Department are likely to be extensive given the sensitivity of the investigation, lessening the likelihood that the document will offer a comprehensive look at the basis for the unprecedented search or significant insights about the direction of the probe. Yet even a redacted affidavit can contain at least some fresh revelations about the investigation, and is likely to help explain why federal agents who had tried for months to recover sensitive government records from Mar-a-Lago ultimately felt compelled to obtain a search warrant.Documents already made public show the FBI retrieved from the property 11 sets of classified documents, including information marked at the top secret level. They also show that federal agents are investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that governs gathering, transmitting or losing defense information under the Espionage Act. The other statutes address the concealment, mutilation or removal of records and the destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations.It's possible that the affidavit, particularly in its unredacted form, could shed light on key unanswered questions, including why sensitive presidential documents classified documents, among them were transported to Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House and why Trump and his representatives did not supply the entire tranche of material to the National Archives and Records Administration despite repeated entreaties.It could also offer additional details on the back-and-forth between Trump and the FBI, including a subpoena for documents that was issued last spring, as well as a June visit by FBI and Justice Department officials to assess how the materials were being stored.The Justice Department had earlier contested arguments by media organizations to make any portion of the affidavit public, saying the disclosure could contain private information about witnesses and about investigative tactics. But Reinhart, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the investigation, said last week that he was disinclined to keep the entire document sealed and told federal officials to submit to him in private the redactions it wanted to make.In his order Thursday, Reinhart said the department had made compelling arguments to leave sealed broad swaths of the document that, if disclosed, would reveal grand jury information; the identities of witnesses and "uncharged parties"; and details about the investigation's "strategy, direction, scope, sources and methods."But he also said he was satisfied "that the Government has met its burden of showing that its proposed redactions are narrowly tailored to serve the Government's legitimate interest in the integrity of the ongoing investigation and are the least onerous alternative to sealing the entire Affidavit."Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Venezuelan Migrants Faced Dangerous Journey To Flee Country kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Venezuelan Migrants Faced Dangerous Journey To Flee Country

Michel, a Venezuelan migrant, says leaving Venezuela with his wife and five children was not an easy decision. "When you make the decision to leave your country, it is not easy for us. It is not easy," said Michel.  Francelys Guedez says she didn't want to see her 12 year-old son continue living under a dictatorship in Venezuela. "I don't want the dictatorship that exists in my country to live," said Guedez. Michel Sagues is a Venezuelan migrant. "I regretted it after being there," said Sagues. For Sagues, the dangers he and his family could encounter on their journey gave them pause about leaving Venezuela. But home was too far away to turn back, and the future of his 20-month-old son was in his hands. All of these parents are bound by the same conviction: their love for their children. And they are some of more than 6,300 migrants seeking asylum in New York City in recent weeks."They already asked me for some documents, I think for registration," said Sagues. Michel says he started the process of enroll his five children in school. But for all of the migrants, language is a major obstacle. NEWSY'S AXEL TURCIOS: How was the process when you tried to enroll your child in school?MICHEL SAGUES: To be honest, it was a bit complicated because the school district doesn't have many people on staff who speak Spanish. I think one of the staff got kind of annoyed because he couldn't understand me, and I wasn't able to understand him. The New York City Department of Education announced Project Open Arms, a support plan for asylum-seeking families. It's a program that allocates more bilingual staff to help these migrants enroll their children in schools. However, Murad Awawdeh, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, says the Department of Education needs to do more. "We need them to take this on more aggressively to ensure that the students are not just getting the basic educational supports in school, but that they're also getting the services in school that are going to help them continue to succeed in the educational environment," said Awawdeh. The migrants are being bused to New York City from the Texas-Mexico border by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott has acknowledged it's a protest against what he calls President Joe Biden's out-of-control border policies overwhelming Texas communities. And it's targeting Democratic city mayors like Eric Adams in New York City. "Texas Gov. Abbott is using asylum seekers as political pawns in his efforts to build his own profile across the nation and also to get his poll numbers to increase in the state of Texas," said Awadeh. Most of the migrants are from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Cuba and crossed the Darin Gap, a lawless stretch of dangerous, mountainous rainforest standing across Colombia and Panama.  Jaison Manrrique crossed the region with his five-year-old daughter and wife."As a father I never thought to put my daughter through those conditions, sleeping on the bank of a river without knowing if in the early morning the water level was going to rise and drag us," said Manrrique.  According to UNICEF, at least 5,000 children entered the jungle between January and June 2022. "In the group that came behind us, there were many women, and they were all raped. Even 13-, 14-year-old girls who came in the group were raped. The men in the group were beaten," said Guedez.  After crossing the Mexico border into Texas, the migrants say they were seeking asylum, which allows them to legally stay in the U.S. before seeing a judge.Immigration Attorney Isadora Velazquez says these migrants go through a process called "credible fear interview." "They determined that this person could qualify for potential asylum. This may also apply to parents that come with their children and even if they have removal orders their children may qualify for a benefit. They don't want the child to be at burden so the parent might be allowed in," said Velazquez. The immigration attorney says having an asylum claim doesn't give them automatic benefits.  "When they do file property, they still have to wait 150 days to get a chance to apply for the work permit. Once they apply for a work permit the average wait is at least three months," said Velazquez. Without a work permit, they can not legally work in the country.In the meantime, five-year-old Jaisbeli Manrrique knows what she wants. She wishes to go to school and learn English.  

Uvalde Parents Demand Change After School Shooting kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Uvalde Parents Demand Change After School Shooting

The start of school is about two weeks away in Uvalde. "I don't understand why you feel the need to have all this protection back here, that was needed that day and this time limit to one minute It's like you're trying to shut us up," said Javier Cazares, a father of one of the victims. And parents like Javier Cazares, whose daughter was among 19 children and two teachers killed at Robb Elementary in May, remain angry and exhausted in grief.  "He needs to be gone already, he's had three months to do something," said Cazares.  On Monday, Uvalde's school board reviewed complaints calling for the removal of the superintendent.  Parents filed a set of grievances with the board, some asking for Hal Harrel to be fired or to resign. The board listening to those concerns behind closed doors for two hours. In the end, they didn't fire or discipline superintendent."Three hours we were here and you didn't do a thing," said Adam Martinez, a Uvalde parent. While the hearing didn't provide the outcome some parents wanted, it showed more of them are getting involved since the mass shooting.  "Do they bother? Do they care? That's what I was trying to tell them, they need to get in touch with the community more," said Martinez.    Martinez says his child was at Robb Elementary and got out. Martinez feels anxious about the school year ahead. "With the people that are worried It's small town politics, status quo that's what we're trying to change. Every time we have these meetings, you see parents who lost loved ones or parents of children who were injured. You see the pain, you see the frustration," said Martinez.  

Ukrainian Leaders Fear Russian Action Marking 6 Months Of Invasion kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ukrainian Leaders Fear Russian Action Marking 6 Months Of Invasion

Ukranians are calling it a parade of Russian tanks, but not, as they point out, the one Vladimir Putin envisioned.The display of captured Russian weapons of war celebrates Ukranian Independence Day, when the country separated from the Soviet Union 31 years ago. It also comes exactly six months from the opening salvo of Russias invasion.Families flocked to Kyivs main thoroughfare to see history, even as its still being written.Dozens of tanks that were destroyed in the very early days of the conflict are monuments to Ukraine's surprising and punishing blow to Putin and to how Ukrainian forces thwarted his plans to capture the capital.Newsy spoke with National Museum of Military History of Ukraine senior fellow Evhen Shupik.NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: I have to imagine, President Putin looks at this as a provocation. EVHEN SHUPIK: Of course. They had a dream they will capture Kyiv in three days. Russian tanks appear here in the center of the capital of Ukraine. We made their dreams come true.But as a counterpoint to the bravado, Ukrainian leaders are warning that Putin is likely to order strikes across the country this week.A presidential adviser predicted Kyiv will once again be a prime target.They will try to increase the number of cruise missile attacks on a number of our cities," said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the president. "Kyiv will be on the list of these cities of course." President Volodymyr Zelenskyy himself made even more dire warnings, saying "We must be aware that this week Russia may try to do something particularly disgusting, something cruel. Ratcheting up fears of an attack, the government added two new notifications to its air raid warning app, church bells for a chemical attack and an alarm bell for radiation danger. Kyivs subway stations are closing an hour early so they can be used once again if needed as air raid shelters. Despite such apprehension, the capital's spirit was one of defiance. On Monday, the rusted relics of a war not over served as a playground for Ukraines next generation. A 13-year-old Kyiv resident said the message shows, "... we are much stronger."On the side of the road where the Russian tanks are displayed is a different type of display: flags representing Ukrainian soldiers who have been killed the past six months. An army general said Monday that number is around 9,000, with no signs of the fighting becoming any less intense and deadly.

Voters In New York And Florida To Cast Ballots In Tuesday's Primaries kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Voters In New York And Florida To Cast Ballots In Tuesday's Primaries

We are nearing the tail end of the primary season, but there are still a couple more exciting races on the calendar, including on Tuesday, when voters in New York and Florida go to the polls.We'll start in New York, where some high-profile Democrats are squaring off thanks to redistricting.Topping the list of interesting races, is the primary battle between Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Maloney chairs the House Oversight Committee; Nadler heads the House Judiciary Committee. These are two influential Democrats in the House; both have been in office for about 30 years, but neither wanted to budge and move districts, so instead they will square off. Surj Patel is the other candidate in this race and is running as a new voice he wants to bring to Congress.Other incumbent Democrats, like Mondaire Jones, are running in newly redrawn districts. He faces a crowded primary field that includes Daniel Goldman, an impeachment investigator during Donald Trump's first Senate trial.Moving down to Florida, where the closest watched race is the Democratic primary for governor. Frontrunner Charlie Crist a former governor who now serves in the House is taking on Nikki Freed, the state's agriculture commissioner. The winner will take on Ron DeSantis in November.And there won't be much drama in the Senate primary race, where congresswoman Val Demings is expected to advance to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.Democrats have not had a lot of electoral success in statewide races in Florida recently. But Demmings a former impeachment manger has been raising a lot of money, and some polls show a close race.

The CDC Is Restructuring Its Agency Amid Public Criticism kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The CDC Is Restructuring Its Agency Amid Public Criticism

Change is coming to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to regain the public's trust.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the agency needs to respond much faster to outbreaks and share information in a way that isn't confusing. She told The Associated Press, "I feel like it's my responsibility to lead this agency to a better place after a really challenging three years.""This will take a time, but we need to restore trust in the CDC," said CDC consultant Dr. William Schaffner.  The shake-up comes after an internal review Walensky OKd in April. That report isn't out yet.  Reorganized CDC plans include: using more outside preprint research instead of waiting for the CDC's own review and publication, requiring CDC leaders in an outbreak response role to devote a minimum of six months on the job, restructuring the agency's communications office and changing the CDC website to make it easier to understand. The CDC's long been criticized for confusing communication, and the COVID-19 pandemic put that center stage.  The CDC, the American Medical Association, and the National Institutes of Health say public health information should be in between sixth through eighth grades. Newsy first reported in spring and summer 2020 that researchers found CDC guidance was written on average for someone with an 11th grade reading level.  "Approximately three grade levels above the CDC's own recommendations," said Joseph Dexter, a Dartmouth Neukom Institute Fellow.The criticism of the nation's health agency has grown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as public confidence has dropped.  A January 2022 poll found only 44% of Americans trusted what the CDC has communicated about the virus. That distrust grew with the Monkeypox outbreak. There's continuing criticism over the lack of vaccines and treatments, information and help. Currently, about one in three cases globally are in the U.S.  It's uncertain how any reorganization would impact the current public health response to Monkeypox, or to COVID omicron boosters coming in the fall. "It is achievable, but it will take a change in mindset," Dexter said. Experts say constant updates with the public during it all will be key.  

Afghan Teachers Are Finding Ways Around Taliban's School Ban For Girls kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Afghan Teachers Are Finding Ways Around Taliban's School Ban For Girls

When the U.S. left Afghanistan a year ago, education was one of the many casualties, especially for girls.   The Taliban, going back on a promise, banned girls from public school after sixth grade. Now teachers like Sodaba Nazhand are defying the new regime and running secret schools for girls who have nowhere to go."After schools were closed for girls, I decided to provide an environment for girls in a hidden school... and we set up chairs and tables in a house so they can come and study here," said Nazhand, English language teacher and founder of Informal School for Girls.About 250 students learn math and science inside a house in Kabul, Afghanistan."It is very disappointing," said Dunya Arabzada, secondary school student, through a translator. "It is different to be in a proper school than here, but I see a lot of my classmates who can't come here, and they stay at home."In a survey of nearly 1,700 boys and girls conducted by Save the Children, 45% of all girls say they dont go to school at all, compared with only 20% of boys. In Afghanistan today, the Taliban parades through the capitol, and in southern cities like Spin Boldak near the Pakistan border, there are no schools at all for children. So, school comes to them. It's a bright-blue mobile classroom and library where boys and girls grades one through six come to watch videos, hear stories and learn English.The school is run by an organization called Pen-Path."Its very important because lots of people need education, especially girls," said Pen-Path co-founder Matiulla Wesa.Pen-Path teachers provide free lessons in two four-hour sessions every day."We try our best to educate the students," translator Mohammad Dawood said. "The situation of the country will change only if the future generation of the country is educated."The international community is demanding the Taliban re-open schools for all girls, but until then, the battle to change the world will be fought in mostly hidden classrooms."They are the same Taliban of 20 years ago, but we can't be the women of 20 years ago," Nazhand said. "We have to continue our struggle with the pen and our voices."

Polio Spreading: Virus Found In New York City Wastewater kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Polio Spreading: Virus Found In New York City Wastewater

Polio is now spreading in cities like New York, London and Jerusalem.Eric Cio-Pea is the director of global health for Northwell Health."For most people, it means check your vaccination status and make sure you're vaccinated against polio," Cio-Pea said. New York City health officials are on high alert after a recent detection of Polio virus in the city's wastewater. "We eradicated Polio from the United States using vaccination. The only reason why it's back is because some people have opted not to vaccinate either their children or themselves. There is no other way that Polio can exist in the United States, period," Cio-Pea said.Last month, a case of paralysis from Polio was identified in an unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, 30 miles north of New York City. Dr. Jos Romero is the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "It's the rare case that causes paralysis, so that means there must be several hundred other cases in the community circulating before you see this one case," Romero said.  The CDC says about one out of every four infected people have flu-like symptoms. It can sometimes be confused with other illnesses."That is, you know, one of the reasons why it's called a silent killer is because, you know, it's really tough to predict who's going to have that other than the fact that they're not fully vaccinated," Cio-Pea said.The CDC says roughly one in 200 infections can lead to partial or full paralysis.Between two and 10 out of 100 of those people die. For the first half of the 20th century, Polio terrified parents around the world.Experts say the virus mainly affects children under five, but any person can get it if not vaccinated. Health experts say it can spread and mutate into a harmful version of the virus in under-vaccinated communities. In Rockland County, vaccination rates are about 60%, compared with 93% nationwide. "In Rockland County, there was communities where we dropped below the acceptable vaccination rates that herd immunity was no longer protective and we started seeing cases again," Cio-Pea said.The CDC says Polio virus is very contagious and spreads through person-to-person contact, contaminated food, and unsanitary water conditions. 

World Health Organization Looks To Change Monkeypox Name kostenlos streamen | dailyme

World Health Organization Looks To Change Monkeypox Name

It could be a while before there is any official name change of "monkeypox from the World Health Organization. The organization is first holding an open forum on what the new name should be. This comes after criticism not only for the name but for early guidance about infection spread adding to stigma."The more our public health officials continue to only describe the epidemiology in a certain community, certain risk group, the more individuals outside that risk group continue to ignore both warning signs and harm reduction strategies," said Dr. Jason Farley, infectious disease nurse epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.The WHO says these name changes happen to avoid causing offense to cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups, plus to reduce harm to trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.The WHO is one piece of this. They name diseases, but a different group of scientists the ICTV, or International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses decides the formal scientific name of the species a virus is given. That process has a long, precise set of requirements. An ICTV member tells Newsy for monkeypox, a likely species name change would still include monkey."Meanwhile, parts of the world struggle to get the monkeypox vaccine."To date, there are no vaccines that we have received as Africa for monkeypox, though we continue to engage with the relevant institutions and our partners across the world to try and get monkeypox vaccines here to the continent," said Ahmed Ogwell, acting director at the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The FDAs emergency authorization is allowing providers to fraction out doses to get more Americans vaccinated.  In the meantime, the WHO is changing the process when it comes to the way they are naming their clades, which are essentially strains of the monkeypox virus. Before, they used to go first by the name of where a particular clade would first originate. Instead, now and moving forward they are naming clades in sequence as "clade I, II or III," and so on.

5 Of The Fiercest Managerial Rivalries In Club Football kostenlos streamen | dailyme

5 Of The Fiercest Managerial Rivalries In Club Football

Football rivalries extend to way more than fans clashing with each other. Managers and coaches from opposing camps will often lock horns with each other, on and off the field. Here are five of the fiercest managerial rivalries in club football history. Arrigo Sacchi And Fabio Capello This rivalry is different from most managerial rivalries as it was based on individual pride rather than team encounters. Arrigo Sacchi took charge of AC Milan after Fabio Capello was relieved of his duties at the club. The Rossoneri prospered under his tutelage for four years, but he was removed after being too demanding on club funds. Sacchi was then replaced by Capello, who won the rivalry when he brought even more success to Milan. Brian Clough And Don Revie Revie’s Leeds United were the best English club in the ‘70s, but Clough’s Derby County managed to pip them to the title in ‘72. Clough’s Derby side managed to beat them to the title by a solitary point. When Revie left Leeds to manage the England national team, Clough was brought in to replace him. It is safe to say Clough wasn’t exactly fond of his new squad’s playing style, having criticized it previously. You can all throw your medals in the bin because they were not won fairly, Brian Clough. To no one’s surprise, the former Derby coach was sacked within 44 days. Arsene Wenger And Jose Mourinho As personal enemies go, they don’t get much more vicious than Wenger and Mourinho. Perhaps the most iconic line to come out of this rivalry came in 2014 when Mourinho claimed Wenger was “a specialist in failure.” The comment came after Wenger suggested some Premier League managers feared failing after playing down their title chances. "If he is right and I am afraid of failure it is because I didn’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware, that’s failure," Jose Mourinho. "He’s a specialist in failure. If I do that in Chelsea, eight years, I leave and don’t come back," Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho And Pep Guardiola Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s rivalry while they were competing in Spain is perhaps the ugliest managerial rivalry ever. It got so ugly, that Gerard Pique claims Mourinho was the reason Guardiola left Barcelona. "Mourinho in the press conference, he was every day… you know his style. I think Guardiola at some point, it was too much. It was more important what was happening off the pitch instead of on it," Gerard Pique. Sir Alex Ferguson And Arsene Wenger. Between 1996 and 2004, the Premier League title was either won by Arsenal or Manchester United. So Wenger and Ferguson repeatedly locking horns shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to anyone. When Wenger’s side completed the double over United in 2002, Ferguson called them "scrappers who rely on belligerence." Wenger responded with perhaps one of the best football put-downs ever - "everybody thinks they have the prettiest wife at home." Ferguson and Wenger won 16 Premier League titles between them.

Partisan Divide In Response To FBI Mar-A-Lago Search kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Partisan Divide In Response To FBI Mar-A-Lago Search

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered over the weekend near former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to show their support as the FBI's investigation into whether he violated statutes under the Espionage Act continues."The search warrant, the witch hunts, we've had enough. The American people have had enough," said Maria Statts, a Trump supporter.The FBI seized several items labeled 'secret' and 'top secret' from Trump's home last Monday. Unsealed court records indicate 11 sets of classified documents were recovered.In a series of Truth Social posts, the former president called the FBI "corrupt," and claimed the search was "just the latest in a series of attempts to undermine him."Sunday on ABC, Biden White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment on the implications of the search."It would be inappropriate for any of us, including the president or anyone in the administration, to comment on this. This is a law enforcement matter, and the Department of Justice is going to move forward as they see fit," said Jean-Pierre.The warrant directed agents to look for evidence that official records had been altered, concealed, or destroyed, all part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into missing White House files.Earlier this year, 15 boxes of documents were returned to the National Archives. In a statement Friday, the former president claimed the remaining items had been declassified."This is going to be up to the Justice Department to make a decision about what happened here, why it happened and if it rises to the level of a crime," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.On Sunday, comments by Democrats and Republicans were among the first reactions from members of Congress to Friday's release of the search warrant that authorized the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago."What is, to me, most disturbing here is the degree to whichit appears to be willful, on the president's part the keeping of these documents after the government was requesting them back," said Rep. Adam B. Schiff."Attorney General Garland could have gone to court to enforce the subpoena that he had, asking the court to demand that Donald Trump deliver the materials to the court. Instead, he spent nine hours in his home," said Rep. Mike Turner.On Saturday, a group of armed Trump supporters gathered outside the FBI office in Phoenix. As threats against the bureau continue to rise, the FBI has placed a protective fence around its Washington, D.C. headquarters.And Sunday afternoon, waving flags and cheering, supporters gathered near Trump's golf course in New Jersey.The affidavit that was filed with the request for the search warrant has not been made public, and legal experts say it's unlikely to be released unless criminal charges are filed in the case.

Brianna Grier Funeral Raises Calls For Mental Health Response Teams kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Brianna Grier Funeral Raises Calls For Mental Health Response Teams

Loved ones and social justice and mental health advocates gathered Thursday to honor the life of Brianna Grier.The 28-year-old mother of two died last month after suffering injuries while in police custody.Investigators say Grier was having a mental health episode, so her family called 911. But instead of receiving help from medical professionals or social workers, the call was answered by Hancock County sheriffs deputies.Family members say they were first told that Grier kicked the door of the police cruiser open herself before falling out. However, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found the back door of the car was left open.Investigators say Grier was in handcuffs with no seatbelt on when she fell out of the moving vehicle and died six days later."Its time for Georgia to accept that Black Lives Matter in this state, and you have to account for what happens to them in the custody and care of law enforcement," said Gerald Griggs, Atlanta attorney and NAACP president.At a "March for Justice" following Griers funeral, Griggs, civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton all demanded answers.Advocates say deputies were not equipped to deal with Griers mental health emergency that day and that deaths like hers underscore a larger issue of whether police are properly trained and equipped to respond to these incidents. "A number of incidents are happening around the country, and the fact remains they need to be investigated to determine the veracity of the claims made by the police officers who are often involved in these matters," said Leland Hardy, founder of racialbias.org.Sharpton stood next to Griers open casket consoling her family before delivering the eulogy and demanding justice. "Does the state require that you follow the law you enforce?" Sharpton said.The Bureau is still investigating the deputies actions. The sheriff's office that arrested Grier does not currently have a behavioral health response team.In addition to calls for justice, advocates also want legislative action."She was loved, and she deserves justice, so we brought it to the only place where that could happen; thats in front of the Georgia State Capitol where we need legislative change," Griggs said.Grier's family members said Thursday they believe there is more to the story. Theyre calling on law enforcement for increased transparency and to release additional video.

No Inflation Spike In The Month Of July kostenlos streamen | dailyme

No Inflation Spike In The Month Of July

The Biden administration shared some welcoming news as Americans continue to feel the strain of sky-high prices and record-setting inflation. "Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July. Zero percent," said President Joe Biden. Prices are still going up, but not as quickly as they were before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index also known as the CPI, rose 8.5% year-over-year in July. That's a significant slowdown from June's number of 9.1%. One of the biggest drivers here is falling gas prices. The average price hit $4.01 per gallon on Wednesday, down exactly $1 from the record high set in June. "I have no room for nothing, and the more prices go up, the more I have to take away from me," said Charles Anderson, an Arizona resident.  Also seeing a cool-off: the price of clothing, used cars, appliances, and airline fares. But it's a different story for other necessities. The food index overall spiked 1.1% in July. We've been paying more for non-alcoholic beverages, meats, fish, eggs, and fruit. The same is true for rent, medical care, and furniture. "The price of a hotel per week is just as much as our rent payment. So, my only option is to probably sleep in my car for a month or two until I can save up some money to fix my credit," said Katie Rister, a Florida resident.  Analysts are hopeful this downward trend in inflation will continue. But they warn it will stay above the Federal Reserve's 2% annual target well into next year. Making it likely the fed will keep its plans to continue hiking interest rates. Making everything from mortgages to credit debtmore expensive. 

Grand Jury Declines To Indict Woman In Emmett Till Killing kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Grand Jury Declines To Indict Woman In Emmett Till Killing

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday.After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses, a Leflore County grand jury last week determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter, Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said in a news release.It is now increasingly unlikely that Donham, who is now in her 80s, will ever be prosecuted for her role in the events that led to Till's lynching.The Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till's cousin and the last living witness to Till's 1955 abduction, said Tuesday's news is unfortunate, but predictable."The fact remains that the people who abducted, tortured, and murdered Emmett did so in plain sight, and our American justice system was and continues to be set up in such a way that they could not be brought to justice for their heinous crimes," Parker said.An email and voicemail seeking comment from Donham's son Tom Bryant weren't immediately returned Tuesday.A group searching the basement of the Leflore County Courthouse in June discovered the unserved arrest warrant charging Donham, then-husband Roy Bryant and brother-in-law J.W. Milam in Till's abduction in 1955. While the men were arrested and acquitted on murder charges in Till's subsequent slaying, Donham, 21 at the time and 87 now, was never taken into custody.In an unpublished memoir obtained last month by The Associated Press, Donham said she was unaware of what would happen to the 14-year-old Till, who lived in Chicago and was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was abducted, killed and tossed in a river. She accused him of making lewd comments and grabbing her while she worked alone at a family store in Money, Mississippi.Donham said in the manuscript that the men brought Till to her in the middle of the night for identification but that she tried to help the youth by denying it was him. Despite being abducted at gunpoint from a family home by Roy Bryant and Milam, the 14-year-old identified himself to the men, she claimed.Till's battered, disfigured body was found days later in a river, where it was weighted down with a heavy metal fan. The decision by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, to open Till's casket for his funeral in Chicago demonstrated the horror of what had happened and added fuel to the civil rights movement.The Justice Department in 2004 had opened an investigation of Till's killing after it received inquiries about whether charges could be brought against anyone still living. The department said the statute of limitations had run out on any potential federal crime, but the FBI worked with state investigators to determine if state charges could be brought. In February 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to indict anyone, and the Justice Department announced it was closing the case.The Justice Department then reopened the investigation after a 2017 book quoted Donham as saying she lied when she claimed that Till grabbed her, whistled and made sexual advances toward her. Relatives have publicly denied that Donham recanted her allegations about Till. But federal officials announced last year that they were once again closing their investigation, saying there was "insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she lied to the FBI."Additional reporting by The Associated Press.SEE MORE: Emmett Till's Family Is Hoping They Will Finally Get Justice

Father, Son Get Life For Hate Crime In Ahmaud Arbery’s Death kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Father, Son Get Life For Hate Crime In Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

The White man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the 25-year-old Black man in a Georgia neighborhood was sentenced Monday to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.Travis McMichael was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in the port city of Brunswick. His punishment is largely symbolic, as McMichael was sentenced earlier this year to life without parole in a Georgia state court for Arbery's murder.Wood said McMichael had received a "fair trial.""And it's not lost on the court that it was the kind of trial that Ahmaud Arbery did not receive before he was shot and killed," the judge said.McMichael was one of three defendants convicted in February of federal hate crime charges. His father, Greg McMichael, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan had sentencing hearings scheduled later Monday.The McMichaels armed themselves with guns and used a pickup truck to chase Arbery after he ran past their home on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded cellphone video of McMichael blasting Arbery with a shotgun.The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery was a burglar. Investigators determined he was unarmed and had committed no crimes.Arbery's killing on Feb. 23, 2020, became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice and killings of unarmed Black people including George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. Those two cases also resulted in the Justice Department bringing federal charges.Wood scheduled back-to-back hearings Monday to individually sentence each of the defendants, starting with Travis McMichael, who killed Arbery with a shotgun after the street chase initiated by his father and joined by a neighbor, who are also White.Greg McMichael and Bryan also face possible life sentences after a jury convicted them in February of federal hate crimes, concluding that they violated Arbery's civil rights and targeted him because of his race. All three men were also found guilty of attempted kidnapping, and the McMichaels face additional penalties for using firearms to commit a violent crime.A state Superior Court judge imposed life sentences for all three men in January for Arbery's murder, with both McMichaels denied any chance of parole.All three defendants have remained jailed in coastal Glynn County, in the custody of U.S. marshals, while awaiting sentencing after their federal convictions in January.Because they were first charged and convicted of murder in a state court, protocol would have them turned them over to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve their life terms in a state prison.In a court filings last week, both Travis and Greg McMichael asked the judge to instead divert them to a federal prison, saying they won't be safe in a Georgia prison system that's the subject of a U.S. Justice Department investigation focused on violence between inmates.Arbery's family has insisted the McMichaels and Bryan should serve their sentences in a state prison, arguing a federal penitentiary wouldn't be as tough. His parents objected forcefully before the federal trial when both McMichaels sought a plea deal that would have included a request to transfer them to federal prison. The judge ended up rejecting the plea agreement.A federal judge doesn't have the authority to order the state to relinquish its lawful custody of inmates to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said Ed Tarver, an Augusta lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. He said the judge could request that the state corrections agency turn the defendants over to a federal prison.The McMichaels armed themselves with guns and jumped in a truck to chase Arbery after spotting him running past their home outside the port city of Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck, helping cut off Arbery's escape. He also recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery at close range as Arbery threw punches and grabbed at the shotgun.The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery had been stealing from a nearby house under construction. But authorities later concluded he was unarmed and had committed no crimes. Arbery's family has long insisted he was merely out jogging.Still, more than two months passed before any charges were filed in Arbery's death. The McMichaels and Bryan were arrested only after the graphic video of the shooting leaked online and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.During the February hate crimes trial, prosecutors fortified their case that Arbery's killing was motivated by racism by showing the jury roughly two dozen text messages and social media posts in which Travis McMichael and Bryan used racist slurs and made disparaging comments about Black people. A woman testified to hearing an angry rant from Greg McMichael in 2015 in which he said: "All those

Biden Tests Negative For COVID, Isolating Until 2nd Negative Test kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Biden Tests Negative For COVID, Isolating Until 2nd Negative Test

President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said.Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the president, "in an abundance of caution," will abide by the "strict isolation measures" in place since his "rebound" infection was detected July 30, pending a follow-up negative result.President Biden, 79, came down with the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his initial bout with COVID-19, reported on July 21. There have been rare rebound cases documented among a small minority of those, who like President Biden, were prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, which has been proved to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those at highest risk.O'Connor wrote that President Biden "continues to feel very well."President Biden's travel has been on hold as he awaited a negative test. He plans to visit Kentucky on Monday to view damage from catastrophic flooding and meet with families.President Biden was "doing great," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday when asked about his health during her appearance in Las Vegas at a joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She said that when she speaks to the president, he tells her to "tell folks I've been working eight-plus hours a day."During his first go-around with the virus, President Biden's primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time. During his rebound case, O'Connor said only President Biden's cough returned and had "almost completely resolved" by Friday.Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus."Limited information currently available from case reports suggests that persons treated with Paxlovid who experience COVID-19 rebound have had mild illness; there are no reports of severe disease," the agency said at the time.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

A Month After Highland Park Shooting, Community Continues To Grieve kostenlos streamen | dailyme

A Month After Highland Park Shooting, Community Continues To Grieve

For survivor Howard Prager, being back at the scene of the Highland Park mass shooting in Illinois and playing the tuba once again, this time to honor the seven victims, is part of the grieving process."I dont know how long Im gonna feel this, but I never want to forget these people," Prager said. "I never want to forgot those injured. I never want to forget that we can stop this. A month ago, at the 4th of July parade, Prager and his klezmer band were playing a joyful yiddish tune when the mass shooting started.   The band continued playing for a moment as some were running for their lives."I think it was like the orchestra and the Titanic," Prager said. "They know the ship was going down. They saw people maybe running about, but they didn't know what was happening. We didn't either."To be able to move forward and heal, Prager said he need time.A month after the 4th of July tragedy in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, the area is open to the public again, and shops are back in business. On the surface, it seems like life is back to normal.But for survivors and the community, the grieving process is only beginning.In a small church in Highwood, just a mile away from downtown Highland Park, mental health services are offered in English and Spanish for free.We offer weekly meditation and support groups in this space, and around there we have some private rooms that the church lets us use for individual therapy," said Viridiana Gonzalez, case manager at Highwood Public Library.Gonzalez and Carmen Patlan work at the Highwood Public Library across the street but have a partnership with the church.Over 50% of the Highwood population is Hispanic, and many are undocumented and living in poverty.We knew personally that a great deal of our families were at the parade," Patlan said.Patlan is the librarys executive director. Shes long been on a mission to break down the stigma around mental health among Hispanic immigrants.I came to this country undocumented," Patlan said. "I understand the feeling. Over 30 survivors came to the library for a group session the day after the shooting many of them children.They were still wearing the same clothing they were wearing the day before," Patlan said. "They didn't want to go in their pajamas because they wanted to be ready to run if necessary. The moms were just sobbing and crying and feeling at a loss with what they had witnessed and how they could comfort their children. Patlan and her mental health staff have already assisted 550 community members since the tragedy. They say they will continue to do so for as long as it is needed.Just yesterday we had a call about this person who is very in the community, and he said that he hasn't really left the house," Gonzalez said. "But just yesterday, he felt like he could call us and ask for help finally. So knowing that even after a month, we are still that a safe place for people to go. That was very meaningful and impactful to me.Back in in Highland Park, Rabbi Isaac Serotta has been working tirelessly to offer spiritual comfort to his Makom Solel Lakeside congregation. About half of the Highland Park population is Jewish, and five of the seven victims were either Jewish or part of Jewish families. One of them, Katherine Goldstein, was a member of the Makom Solel Lakeside synogogue. "Katie was one of the nicest, sweetest, most gentle people that you would ever have the pleasure of meeting," Rabbi Serotta said.Rabbi Serotta says part of his job as a faith leader is to give people permission to mourn."Part of it is not using that word healing yet, not that much," Rabbi Serotta said. "I think that it's still very raw for people, and in some sense, people need to be told it's okay to not get over this. That in fact, our tradition teaches us that you don't get over loss anyway, you get through it."The rabbi says everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time, and for some, the trauma might never fully go away.But, many people in Highland Park and beyond feel fortunate that the community is united, and people are leaning on each other to find a way forward.  

Abortion Will Remain Legal In Kansas kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Abortion Will Remain Legal In Kansas

Abortion in Kansas will remain legal and protected by the state constitution. "It should be up to the person; up to the woman and not up to the state," said Kathy, a Kansas voter.   She told Newsy she's lived in Kansas her entire life and her vote was not so much about abortion as it was to support women. "We're focused on the fact that women have a right. That's my concern. What do you do with your body not my business, but yours, between you and your husband? That's what's important. And the fact that as a woman you should have that right," Kathy said.The result itself is noteworthy, and the nearly 18-point margin is even more so considering Kansas's conservative roots and its deep ties to the anti-abortion movement. Ashley All is the director of communications at Kansans For Constitutional Freedom."A coalition of voters across the political spectrum came together today and voted no. They voted no to protect their neighbors. And they voted no on changing the constitution," All said. It's a resounding rejection of a Republican-led effort to further tighten restrictions on abortion or ban the procedure altogether. It was the first time voters anywhere in the nation weighed in on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. And even though Kansas is just one state, it's a deep red one. Voters haven't sent a Democrat to the Senate in almost nine decades. And the Republican-controlled legislature has a supermajority. Some of the counties that voted "no" on removing constitutional protections for abortion backed Donald Trump as president in 2020; including areas near Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. The results in Kansas stoked Republican fears that other anti-abortion measures will be hit next. Two of them are up for a vote in Kentucky and Montana in November. Analysts say Republican hopes for muted Democratic enthusiasm and turnout in the midterms might be dashed, dooming many state-level officials as candidates who back abortion bans and restrictions.  

Sandy Hook Parents: Alex Jones Claims Created 'Living Hell' kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Sandy Hook Parents: Alex Jones Claims Created 'Living Hell'

Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting described being put through a "living hell" of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over the last decade caused by Jones using his media platforms to push claims that it was all a hoax.Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse was killed at Sandy Hook, took the witness stand Tuesday on the final day of testimony in the two-week defamation damages trial against Jones and his media company Free Speech Systems. They are seeking at least $150 million damages.In a gripping exchange, Lewis spoke directly to Jones, who was sitting about 10 feet away. Earlier that day, Jones was on his broadcast program telling his audience that Heslin is "slow" and being manipulated by bad people."I am a mother first and foremost and I know you are a father. My son existed," Lewis said to Jones. "I am not deep state... I know you know that... And yet you're going to leave this courthouse and say it again on your show."At one point, Lewis asked Jones: "Do you think I'm an actor?""No, I don't think you're an actor," Jones responded before the judge admonished him to be quiet until called to testify.Lewis continued trying to impress on Jones that the Sandy Hook shooting and trauma inflicted in the decade since then was real."It seems so incredible to me that we have to do this that we have to implore you, to punish you to get you to stop lying," Lewis said. "I am so glad this day is here. I'm actually relieved. And grateful... that I got to say all this to you."Jones visibly shook his head several times while Scarlett Lewis was addressing him.Heslin and Lewis are among several Sandy Hook families who have filed several lawsuits alleging that Sandy Hook hoax claims pushed by Jones have led to years of abuse by Jones and his followers.Heslin and Lewis both said they fear for their lives and have been confronted by strangers at home and on the street. Heslin said his home and car have been shot at. The jury heard a death threat sent via telephone message to another Sandy Hook family."I can't even describe the last nine and a half years, the living hell that I and others have had to endure because of the recklessness and negligence of Alex Jones," Heslin said.Scarlett Lewis also described threatening emails that seemed to have uncovered deep details of her personal life."It's fear for your life," Scarlett Lewis said. "You don't know what they were going to do."Heslin said he didn't know if the Sandy Hook hoax conspiracy theory originated with Jones, but it was Jones who "lit the match and started the fire" with an online platform and broadcast that reached millions worldwide."What was said about me and Sandy Hook itself resonates around the world," Heslin said. "As time went on, I truly realized how dangerous it was."Jones skipped Heslin's morning testimony while he was on his show a move Heslin dismissed as "cowardly" but arrived in the courtroom for part of Scarlett Lewis' testimony. He was accompanied by several private security guards."Today is very important to me and it's been a long time coming... to face Alex Jones for what he said and did to me. To restore the honor and legacy of my son," Heslin said when Jones wasn't there.Heslin told the jury about holding his son with a bullet hole through his head, even describing the extent of the damage to his son's body. A key segment of the case is a 2017 Infowars broadcast that said Heslin didn't hold his son.The jury was shown a school picture of a smiling Jesse taken two weeks before he was killed. The parents didn't receive the photo until after the shooting. They described how Jesse was known for telling classmates to "run!" which likely saved lives.An apology from Jones wouldn't be good enough, the parents said."Alex started this fight," Heslin said, "and I'll finish this fight."Jones later took the stand himself, initially being combative with the judge who had asked him to answer his own attorney's question. Jones testified he had long wanted to apologize to the plaintiffs."I never intentionally tried to hurt you. I never said your name until this came to court," Jones said. "The internet had questions, I had questions."Heslin and Lewis suffer from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that comes from constant trauma, similar to that endured by soldiers in war zones or child abuse victims, a forensic psychologist who studied their cases and met with them testified Monday.Jones has portrayed the lawsuit against him as an attack on his First Amendment rights.At stake in the trial is how much Jones will pay.

Veterans Outraged By Republicans Blocking PACT Act Bill kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Veterans Outraged By Republicans Blocking PACT Act Bill

Congress is desperately trying to put out a political fire that has many questioning their commitment to American veterans. Mindy Beyer is a former Marine Corps officer."I was I was appalled," Beyer said. It's a sentiment shared by many who've served after 25 Republican senators blocked a bill to extend healthcare benefits for the millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats are already blaming Republicans for any delays in veteran care. Still, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer assured veterans a re-vote on the PACT Act will happen this week. But Republicans like Senator Pat Toomey say Democrats are using the PACT act as a "vehicle for massive unrelated spending binge" something he says adds up to the tune of $400 billion in mandatory spending. "This is the oldest trick in Washington. People take a sympathetic group of Americans and it could be children with an illness. It could be victims of crime. It could be veterans who've been exposed to toxic chemicals, craft a bill to address their problems and then sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own and dare Republicans to do anything about it," Toomey said. Republicans want an amendment to the PACT act that would cap what can be spent each cycle. But the head of the VA says that would have drastic results for future care. Denis McDonough is the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs."If his estimations are wrong about what we'll spend in any given year, that means that we may have to ration care for veterans. And by the way, that's not something I'll sign up to," McDonough said.  It's a claim Senator Toomey denies; saying in part, "nothing in my amendment results in one dime reduction in spending for health care or other benefits for veterans."  Some Senate Republicans are working fast to wrap up the back-and-forth and change that narrative. On Sunday, Senator Jerry Moran tweeted in part, "the most important business before the United States Senate is passing the PACT act for our nation's veterans," and hoped to get the bill passed "as quickly as possible." Still, advocacy groups, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, warn lawmakers it "will hold them accountable if they fail to honor their promise." In the meantime, veterans advocates are staying on the steps of Congress. And they encourage lawmakers to stay inside and pass the PACT act. "Keep the lights on, keep the doors open and don't leave here tonight until you do the right thing by these folks. Simple as that, don't make this harder than it is," said comedian Jon Stewart.  

Tracking The Spread Of Monkeypox In The U.S. kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Tracking The Spread Of Monkeypox In The U.S.

As monkeypox case numbers skyrocket across the U.S., alarm bells are growing louder.  The Biden administration may declare monkeypox a public health emergency as soon as Friday, according to Politico. The move would open up more dedicated funding and staff for the Department of Health and Human Services. But for some, its too little, too late. I think the outbreak can still be contained but will take dramatic action on the part of federal authorities helping to get vaccines and treatment out to people quickly," said Monkeypox patient Kyle Planck. "I think there was a window in early May and June to control it that we missed and now it's a lot larger of a problem than we would hope. According to the CDC there have been more than 4,600 confirmed monkeypox cases here in the U.S. The epicenter is New York, with more than 1,200 cases. California, Illinois and Florida also have high case numbers. The monkeypox virus mainly spreads through skin-on-skin contact. The vast majority of cases have been reported in men who have sex with men. But anyone can become infected with direct exposure, including children. The CDC says at least two kids in the U.S. have tested positive. Concerns about transmission are growing. Available monkeypox vaccine doses are hard to come by. And advocates say distribution of the vaccines we do have has been poorly managed. This is a failure once again of our public health system," said California state Senator Scott Weiner. "Our public health system failed with HIV in the 1980s. It failed in so many ways with COVID, and it's failing again."

Report: Investigators Question Former WH Aides On Fake Electors Scheme kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Report: Investigators Question Former WH Aides On Fake Electors Scheme

Days after the end of an explosive summer series of January 6th Committee hearings, there are new signs the Department of Justice is stepping up its own investigation into the infamous day and closing in on former President Donald Trump."We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another, accountable; that's what we do. We don't pay any attention to other issues with respect to that," said Attorney General Merrick Garland.The Washington Post reported investigators have questioned witnesses about Trump's behavior in front of a federal grand jury.  Among them, Marc Short, former chief of staff to then Vice President Mike Pence."I can confirm I did receive a subpoena for a federal grand jury, and I did comply with that subpoena," said Short.Of interest to the Justice Department is a Trump-backed plan to substitute fake electors from key states won by Joe Biden.  The far-fetched scheme was laid out in stunning detail during a committee hearing in June, where vice chair Liz Cheney detailed an unsuccessful attempt by members of Trump's justice department to send a letter casting doubt on President Biden's victory in Georgia."The letter also said this: 'In light of these developments, the Department recommends that the Georgia General Assembly should convene in special session' ... and consider approving a new slate of electors. And indicates that a separate ... 'fake slate of electors supporting Donald Trump has already been transmitted to Washington, D.C.'," Rep. Liz Cheney read from committee-obtained documents in their June 23rd public hearing.But the committee has shied away from saying it wants to push the Biden Justice Department to pursue charges in the fake electors scheme. Committee member Jamie Raskin deflected on that question in a Newsy interview last week"The DOJ has a lot more resources than we do to collect evidence and that, of course, is the major business they're involved in. So, I don't think we really gave them a lot that they didn't already have, or at least they didn't have the capacity to get," said Raskin.Pressure on the department is coming not only from the public hearings but also a separate criminal investigation in Georgia, where prosecutors have taken a series of eye-catching steps in recent weeks related to Trump's efforts to overturn election results in the state, including sending subpoenas to Georgia congressman Jody Hice, and compelling Rudy Giuliani to testify.All while the select committee continues its work, planning to resume public hearings in September.  "Obviously, we have two different interests; ours is to get to the bottom of what happened, put out recommendations... the Department of Justice needs to look at any possible criminality. I just have to ask, what have they been doing for the last year and a half?" said Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

Intel Officers, Analysts Urge Stronger Tracking Of Weapons To Ukraine kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Intel Officers, Analysts Urge Stronger Tracking Of Weapons To Ukraine

Before the U.S. sent Ukraine the first pallet of what would become about $8 billion in weapons and military equipment, officials had high level discussions about whether these arms could fall into the wrong hands. Three government sources familiar with the transfers now tell Newsy that although they support Ukraine's defense, that fear remains. One source said U.S. officials calculated that Ukraine needs the weapons so urgently, it reduces the risk of stockpiles being misused. But analyst Elias Yousif says weapons tend to outlive wars, even long ones. Yousif is a conventional defense research analyst at Stimson Center. "The real concern may be when the conflict comes to an end, which eventually it will, and when the demand by the Ukrainians diminishes, it may increase the incentive to find alternative markets for these systems," Yousif said. Analysts worry that bad actors, like terrorists, could acquire anything from portable, anti-aircraft Stinger missiles to small arms, which are harder to track. Just last month, a Homeland Security bulletin warned that a pro-al-Qaida magazine was encouraging followers to travel to Ukraine "for training and weapons to use in attacks against the West."   Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov says that some weapons have GPS trackers, which a source in the intelligence community confirmed, and that the country is using a NATO logistics system to monitor weapons.  "This process was already underway but we are happy to expand and increase its tempo to ensure the comfort of our partners," said Oleksii Reznikov, the defense minister of Ukraine. Ukraine has erected a temporary special commission to keep track of weapons and equipment.  But Jonah Leff, director of operations at Conflict Armament Research, which traces the movements of illicit arms, says that's not enough. NEWSY'S SASHA INGBER: Ukraine's special commission to monitor these weapons is supposed to last for about a year. Is that enough time?JONAH LEE: A year is quite a short time for any monitoring of weapons, especially those that are so valued. The proliferation or diversion of weapons can take place any time after a conflict ends. So it's important that any group that's assembled to ensure proper management of weapons continues that work really indefinitely.President Zelenskyy last week began a campaign against treason and collaboration with Russia.  Iain Overton,says the risk of smuggled weapons would come from potentially corrupt Ukrainians and entrepreneurial Russians. He's the executive director of Action on Armed Violence, an organization that investigates its causes. And he spoke about what happened to Russian weapons in the port city of Odessa, a year after Russia first invaded Ukraine in 2014: "There I began to investigate a port called Oktyabrsk, which was run at the time by a former Soviet naval commander, had links to cronies, associates of President Putin. And it seemed that weaponry systems, even in the height of this proxy war with Russia, were still coming through Ukraine on trains, arriving to Oktyabrsk and then being pushed out from there in naval ships down to places like Syria and other locations in Africa and South America."He says Russia has something to gain, if Western weapons enter the black market and then surface in attacks outside of Ukraine. "The Russian state itself, fighting a disinformation war, may seek to place weapons seized from the Ukrainian forces, perhaps donated by NATO, and these may be sold on in order to create the propaganda of the deed. Because if a NATO donated weaponry system was found to have been used in, let's say, Nairobi by Salafist jihadists to take down an airline jet, then that would be a not only an act of terrible terror, but it would be a profound propaganda coup for the Russian state who would point all fingers of culpability at Ukraine," Overton said. The country before the Zelenskyy administration had already been a nexus of the illicit arms trade. INGBER: Is there historical precedent here?  ELIAS YOUSIF: Ukraine kept a large arsenal of Soviet era equipment up through the 1990s, and with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the economic crisis that followed. It gave the opportunity for criminal entrepreneurs to co-opt that stockpile. And as much as $30 billion worth of Soviet equipment was lost over many years in Ukraine.  The Russians are currently using American and European components on the battlefield in Ukraine. LEE: We were not expecting to see so many components from all over the world, in all of their weapons systems, including communication devices, other counter-UAV equipment, cruise missiles, drones.INGBER: So this was before the U.S. imposed sanctions for the war in Ukraine. This isn't, say, a get-around to

A Northern California Wildfire Has Forced Residents To Evacuate kostenlos streamen | dailyme

A Northern California Wildfire Has Forced Residents To Evacuate

"The fire's been coming towards us faster and faster," said Wes Detamore, a Mariposa resident. A wildfire is out of control in Northern California. The nearly 17,000 acre Oak Fire exploded over the weekend into the state's largest active fire.  It forced evacuations in California's Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. "We made it out, the animals. I can always rebuild," said Rodney McGuire, a Mariposa, California resident.  Heat and dry conditions prompted an unprecedented growth of a fire that just started Friday.  "It's it's really heartbreaking because it's been year after year, you know, and just to think about the entire state here and everywhere else, you know, there's been so many fires and so many homes," said Boone Jones, a Mariposa, California resident. Firefighters are struggling to contain a fire burning in steep, rugged terrain. "It's not giving people a lot of time and they sometimes they're just going to have to evacuate with the shirts on their back," said Jon Heggie, the Battalion Chief of Cal Fire.Firefighters say a handful of homes have been destroyed so far as thousands get orders to leave. Lori Wilson is the executive director at the American Red Cross Central Valley chapter. "You have a lot of uncertainty. You have a lot of fear. Of course, we have a place for people to sleep, to get food and to get some information. We have nurses here in case there's any health issues," Wilson said.  Amber Blalock and her kids were among the evacuees. "We had to quickly get as much as we can. And so we were able to get one dog and one cat and we had to just open the gate to let our chickens save themselves. But we couldn't find Coda," Blalock said.  One of the family's cats got left behind as the flames grew closer. "And my sweet daughter was outside calling his name and calling his name. And I finally had to tell her that we had to go," she said.But as crews battle by land and air to save life and property, there's victory amid the flames. "We got the word today that animal control went out and they found Coda the kitty. And so he is at the shelter right now and we're actually hoping to go get him right now," Blalock said.  It's a much-needed shot of good news in a place staring down the barrel of a hot, dry climate, ripe for spreading fire. "I feel like we're going to do what we can to at least have a chance," said Jerry Cal, who was ordered to evacuate.

Biden Improves 'Significantly,' Throat Still Sore From COVID kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Biden Improves 'Significantly,' Throat Still Sore From COVID

President Joe Biden likely contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the United States, and now has body aches and a sore throat since his positive test, according to an update from his doctor on Saturday.The variant, known as BA.5, is an offshoot of the Omicron strain that emerged late last year, and it's believed to be responsible for the vast majority of coronavirus cases in the country.Dr. Kevin O'Connor, the president's physician, wrote in his latest update on President Biden's condition that Biden's earlier symptoms, including a runny nose and a cough, have become "less troublesome." O'Connor's earlier notes did not mention the sore throat or body aches.President Biden's vital signs, such as blood pressure and respiratory rate, "remain entirely normal," and his oxygen saturation levels are "excellent" with "no shortness of breath at all," the doctor wrote.O'Connor said the results of the preliminary sequencing that indicated the BA.5 variant do not affect President Biden's treatment plan "in any way."President Biden tested positive for the virus on Thursday morning. He has been isolating in the White House residence since then. Administration officials have emphasized that his symptoms are mild because he has received four vaccine doses, and he started taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid after becoming infected.During a virtual meeting with economic advisers on Friday, President Biden was hoarse but insisted, "I feel much better than I sound."In his previous update on President Biden's health, O'Connor said the president had an elevated temperature of 99.4 F on Thursday evening, but it returned to normal after taking Tylenol.Additional reporting by the Associated Press.

Mind Exercises To Boost Your Brain Power kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Mind Exercises To Boost Your Brain Power

Brain exercises let you practice specific cognitive skills that exercise memory, attention span, logic, and fast thinking. These activities can range from puzzles and video games to board games and come in varying degrees of difficulty. As well as being fun to play, each of these games has some added benefits for your brain. "It’s important to engage in mentally challenging activities that allow you to constantly learn and get better," Denise Park, Ph.D., professor and director of research at School of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas. Here is a list of five brain exercises you can do to give your brain a workout. 1. Do a Crossword Puzzle Doing a crossword puzzle engages your verbal memory. 2. Playing an Online Brain Game Services such as Luminosity and BrainHQ provide free brain games that challenge memory, attention and concentration skills. 3. Start a Jigsaw Puzzle Puzzles engage your “visual-spatial working memory” when you see and remember which pieces fit into similarly shaped spaces. 4. Build a Model or Start a Knitting Project Tactile hobbies utilize procedural memory, which includes understanding, remembering and performing a sequence of actions. 5. Learn Some New Dance Moves Learning complex dance moves is a cognitive challenge as well. Dancing requires remembering and matching long sequences of body movements to the tempo and mood of the music. "It’s tactile, visual, motor and auditory, and it has the added benefit of improving your cardiovascular system," Dr. Park.

The Delayed U.S. Response To Monkeypox kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The Delayed U.S. Response To Monkeypox

A new disease outbreak has been detected on another continent. It has spread to the U.S., where growth has been exponential, especially in New York City. While its been two months since the disease was first spotted, the U.S. is struggling to muster the tools it needs to contain the outbreak.It sounds like where the country was with COVID in March of 2020, but now were seeing something similar with monkeypox.The latest outbreak of the disease has spread to most U.S. states and dozens of countries worldwide.The U.S. has at least 2,000 confirmed monkeypox cases nationwide, with the official case rate rising more than tenfold in the past month. With a testing shortage, its likely that the actual case count is higher.Though they sound the same, the diseases are a bit different.COVID currently spreads more easily than monkeypox, as it primarily infects people through airborne transmission. Monkeypox spreads through close physical contact and exchanging of fluids, transmitting and often presenting in ways that can resemble sexually-transmitted illnesses. And, monkeypox only can spread once a person has symptoms, unlike COVIDs asymptomatic, or pre-symptomatic transmission. Also, unlike with COVID, there is an approved vaccine ready that prevents monkeypox transmission; an existing smallpox vaccine was found to work against monkeypox as well.Theres also help on the way. The CDC announced last week that it has the capacity for 70,000 monkeypox tests per week and that at least 300,000 shots have been made available to states, with nearly 800,000 more expected to be ready for distribution by the end of this month, according to Health and Human Services.But the jump from having the tools needed to stop an outbreak to actually using them has proven difficult. Vaccine rollout has been a bit of a mixed bag.Federal health officials have been working on getting vaccines out to cities and states. But with demand outstripping supply in epicenters like New York City, its not a guarantee that everyone who wants, or needs, a monkeypox vaccine can get one."We'll certainly need much more vaccine and quickly to meet the burden of disease here in New York City, the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic in the United States," Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said. "We share our New Yorkers frustrations with about waiting to make appointments or long lines. Please hear us when we say every action we've taken to date has been with one goal in mind: to get vaccine to the city and to get shots in arms as quickly as possible."It's a misstep that has come as the U.S. has had more than two years of experience combatting an existing outbreak and after a year and a half of experience distributing vaccines to slow an outbreak. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Bidens top medical adviser, has acknowledged the response hasnt been perfect."It would have been good to have had a lot more vaccines available early on, but right now we have accelerated that extensively," Dr. Fauci said. "Could we have done better? Always. You never say we did perfectly."In New York, health officials say they will now focus on delivering the vaccine to people who have not received the first dose. But, this puts into question if those who already got the first shot will be at risk of not getting the second dose at all. The second dose of the vaccine is meant to be administered 28 days after the first to be fully effective.Authorities in New York City are doing this despite advice from the FDA and CDC. 

Experts: Social Platforms Are Unprepared For Election Misinformation kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Experts: Social Platforms Are Unprepared For Election Misinformation

With just about four months until the 2022 midterm elections, misinformation experts, civil rights advocates and researchers are worried that social media companies are unprepared to deal with a potential onslaught of falsehoods about the election. Many policies were put in place before and during the 2020 presidential election, but those policies havent cut down all of the misinformation, and in some cases, have been revoked."Midterm elections are harder than presidential elections for these platforms," said Katie Harbath, CEO at Anchor Change and former public policy director at Facebook.  "435 congressional seats, 30-some-odd senate races it is much more decentralized, which makes it both harder to know where to tackle but also hard to keep track of."For instance, more than 100 Republican primary winners in statewide or Congressional races have backed the false claim that the 2020 election was rigged, with many doing so online, according to the Washington Post. Additionally, The New York Times found that the film "2,000 Mules," which falsely claims the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, had more than 430,000 interactions on Facebook and Instagram by June. What's more, these online narratives are bleeding into the real world. An NPR investigation found that since the Jan. 6 insurrection, four prominent election denialists have held more than 308 events, often small and at the grassroots-level, across 45 states and the District of Columbia."As long we're talking about U.S.-based tech companies that are running on algorithmic amplification of whatever is most viral and trending, this is a systemic issue that will never, never be fought," said Martin Riedl, postdoctoral research fellow at the The University of Texas at Austin's propaganda research lab. "It's always in the interest of platforms to amplify, at least to a certain extent, and to intervene a little too late. You still want the spread, and you still want engagement metrics to rise."Yosef Getachew, media and democracy program director at Common Cause, helped author a letter from more than 120 civil society groups to seven major social media companies, noting that "disinformation related to the 2020 election has not gone away but has continued to proliferate." The letters demands included consistent enforcement of civic integrity policies during both election and non-election cycles and the prioritization of enforcement around combatting what they call the big lie that says Trump won the 2020 election.  "A lot of the disinformation that we're seeing now is really recycled content from the Big Lie, but it's packaged in new ways that is getting more and more attention," Getachew said. "When we're talking about the 2022 election cycle, we're seeing a lot of candidates now preemptively declare voter fraud, and this is based primarily off the Big Lie. A lot of candidates are using the Big Lie as a platform plank."Another challenge to moderating 2022 midterm misinformation is the rising popularity of video content on social media. According to a Pew Research poll, as of mid-2021, more than 80% of Americans say they use YouTube, and TikTok is now the most popular website in the world."There are three main challenges," said Zeve Sanderson, executive director of NYU'S Center for Social Media and Politics. "The first is that live video is incredibly difficult to moderate because it's live. The second is just the complexity of video data relative to text data. The ability to classify these data at scale are relatively underdeveloped compared to just sort of text data. The third is that external researchers, journalists, civil society groups, don't have the resources or capacity to deal with video data right now. It's taken sort of an all-of-society effort to hold social media companies responsible in text form when we saw text as the main way that information spread."For former Facebook employees like Harbath, the situation is too little, too late. Whats important, however, is to start thinking about the next set of elections."We should've started thinking about the 2024 election a couple months ago, in all honesty, and be thinking about that through the lens of the midterms and how you keep that through point continuing, because we know that the 2024 elections have to start, maybe even before the midterms start, but immediately afterwards," Harbath said.

New Yorkers Scramble To Get Monkeypox Vaccine kostenlos streamen | dailyme

New Yorkers Scramble To Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Complete chaos is what New Yorkers are calling the process to get monkeypox vaccines in the city.  Albert Lewitinn, a New York media executive, is one of a handful to get the first shot and like others is uncertain he will get the second one."When I went to go get the shot, they said to me, well, we are not we're not scheduling shots for the second dose because we don't know if we're going to get them. What?," Lewitinn said.  "That doesn't mean we don't agree that a two-shot dose is ideal, but we are in an environment of extreme demand and strained supply. We believe one shot does confer significant protection, if not as much as two shots," said Ashwin Vasan, the NYC health commissioner. New York's Health Commissioner is working quickly, contradicting advice from the FDA and CDC where the vaccine is meant to be given in two doses, with the second jab administered 28 days after the first to be fully effective. "The process was a nightmare in a lot of ways," Lewitinn said.  All appointments were gone within seven minutes. "There were constant glitches. And then when the vaccines became available, you had to go on as if you were looking for concert tickets," he continued.  Community-based organizations are extremely concerned, calling vaccine distribution inequitable.Anthony Fortenberry is a registered nurse and the chief nursing officer at Callen-Lorde."It's a very small amount of vaccines, hardly enough to ensure immunity, even for the LGBTQ community alone," Fortenberry said.   The organization focuses on LGBTQ+ and health care. Fortenberry says health officials should immediately create a stronger plan.The majority of cases were among men who identified as gay, bisexual or men who had sex with other men. "Monkeypox, as we call MPV, does not discriminate against anyone," Fortenberry said.  NEWSY'S AXEL TURCIOS: What do you think will happen if public health officials do not target do not contain, stop this outbreak quickly and effectively?ANTHONY FORTENBERRY: We are seeing income and housing risk for people that are unable to work during these two to four weeks of isolation. We're seeing people in extreme pain and trauma.Fortenberry says communities of color and minorities face the highest risk."I don't think that our public health infrastructure has prepared us for this next outbreak, despite having been aware of those disparities," he said. Dashawn Usher, director of communities of color and media at GLAAD, the world's largest LGBQT+ media advocacy organization, agrees. He says education should be part of the national community outreach.  "The biggest thing that we're probably missing is in underreporting within other communities," Usher said. "It is also thinking about like we know that there are confirmed cases of people who have monkeypox that are not within like the LGBTQ+ community. And so I think it's important to just understand that like, yes, like the highest rates are happening over here in this particular community, but it also can happen in any community."New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she expects the state will get a major increase in monkeypox vaccines later this week.  

Fauci Expects To Retire By End Of President Biden's Current Term kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Fauci Expects To Retire By End Of President Biden's Current Term

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Monday he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's term in January 2025.SEE MORE: Senate Health Committee Held Hearing On State Of COVID PandemicFauci, 81, was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, and has led research in HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus. He has advised seven presidents and is Biden's chief medical adviser.In an interview with Politico, Fauci said he hoped to "leave behind an institution where I have picked the best people in the country, if not the world, who will continue my vision.Asked Monday on CNN when he planned to retire, Fauci said he does not have a specific retirement date in mind and hasn't started the process. He said he expects to leave government before the end of Bidens current term, which ends in January 2025.By the time we get to the end of Bidens first term, I will very likely (retire), Fauci said. He added: it is extremely unlikely in fact, for sure that I am not going to be here beyond January 2025.Fauci, long a prominent figure of the government's response to infectious disease, was thrust even more into the spotlight at the height of the coronavirus pandemic under then-President Donald Trump. As the pandemic response became politicized, with Trump suggesting the pandemic would fade away, promoting unproven treatment methods and vilifying scientists who countered him, Fauci had to get security protection when he and his family received death threats and harassment.Fauci testified repeatedly to Congress about the virus, and he and some Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, engaged in heated exchanges over the origins of the virus.Fauci said Monday his decision to eventually leave his role was unrelated to politics.It has nothing to do with pressures, nothing to do with all of the other nonsense that you hear about, all the barbs, the slings and the arrows. That has no influence on me, he said.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

COVID Cases Continue To Rise In The U.S. kostenlos streamen | dailyme

COVID Cases Continue To Rise In The U.S.

It's the summer of reinfection.Data shows more people are getting COVID, even after being vaccinated and boosted, and Thalia Mendez is one of them."Developed a fever like 102 and exhaustion that I've never experienced before," said Mendez. "Now I have to wait three months before I can get the 4th boost."With each new sub-variant, the battle to get control over COVID can feel more daunting. With many Americans wondering "when will it stop being on the rise."Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 124,000 new COVID cases per day. It's an increase of about 16% over the previous week, the highest daily infection average since mid-February.The Biden administration is urging Americans, particularly those age 50 and up, to stay current on their COVID vaccines. Sunday, White House COVID-19 coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jha, said "the most immune evasive" sub-variant is spreading rapidly throughout most of the country."What that means is that if you were infected 3-4 months ago, you can get reinfected. We're seeing high levels of reinfection; we're seeing people who are not up to date on their vaccines have a lot of breakthrough infections," said Dr. Jha.For high-risk individuals, experts recommend a second booster shot four months after the first. But with CDC data showing just 48% of Americans have received a first booster."One of the key messages coming out of this moment is if you are 50 or over and you have not gotten a shot this year, in 2022it is absolutely critical that you go out and get one now, it will offer a very high degree of protection," said Jha.Officials say a new booster shot, specifically targeting COVID-19 sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, is on the way. The FDA estimates 'Omicron-specific boosters' from Pfizer and Moderna will be available this fall."We have a ton of transmissions right now," said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health Director.Citing a spike in cases, health officials say LA County is on pace to reinstate its indoor mask mandate by the end of the month. And while Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and a member of the Pfizer board, said he doesn't see much tolerance for mandates, there are certain settings where mask wearing is still recommended."I think if you're going into a congregate setting with a lot of people you don't know, wearing a mask is prudent if you're in a high prevalence area, especially if you're someone who-who's at risk," Dr. Gottlieb said on CBS.The White House said it will continue to ensure the availability of COVID vaccines, boosters, treatments, and testing to combat the disease, and work to control the fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant.Dr. Jha also acknowledged that some people may be holding off on getting boosted because they are waiting for that Omicron-specific booster this fall. But emphasized that getting boosted now won't preclude people from getting another dose in the fall or winter, especially if you are age 50 and older.

Ukraine's New Rocket Systems Appear To Be Setting Russia Back kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Ukraine's New Rocket Systems Appear To Be Setting Russia Back

This image is emblematic of a new narrative. That of highly accurate, long-range weaponry provided to Ukraine by the west; now taking center stage and changing the battlefield. HIMARS, the U.S.-provided rocket system, is the star player as Ukraine, for the first time, hits Russia where it hurts their stores of shells and rockets.Phillips O'Brien is the professor of strategic studies at The University of St. Andrews.  "If the Ukrainians can keep destroying Russian ammunition before it can be fired, that's by far one of the most effective things they can do," O'Brien said.   O'Brien, a leading expert on war strategy, took a close look at Ukraine's HIMARS attack this week on a Russian weapons depot. Kherson, an important port on the Dnipro River that flows into the Black Sea, fell to Russian forces on the first day of the invasion.Ukranian forces say, on July 11, they destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in Nova Khakhovka 40 miles east of Kherson. And the results were dramatic. Russian TV said the attack blew out windows within a mile radius of the blast, suggesting that Ukraine's rocket hit the bullseye of a massive store of Russian ordinance. These are satellite images from before the missile strike and after. O'Brien, using geolocation tools, concluded the Russians put the depot in a shockingly obvious place for the Ukranians to find and target.   It was located along a vital supply line: one of the Russian-controlled rail tracks, right next to the bridge where it crosses the Dnipro River. "The Russian way of supply is pretty straightforward. It's based on sending things as far as possible by train, by rail, and then setting up a large depot and then sending trucks out. So the Ukrainians, in a sense, have to follow the rail lines," O'Brien said.   NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: How come they're not doing a better job of protecting this ammo if indeed the Ukrainians are able to target it and attack it? PHILLIP O'BRIEN: Maybe they didn't expect the Ukrainians to be as effective with these systems as they have turned out to be. Another one is that the Russian military is a very top-down military with quite rigid systems. So actually changing their supply system is a very tricky thing to do in such a rigid hierarchical system. A map from the Kyiv independent shows how widespread Ukranian attacks on weapons depots are becoming; including on the eastern front, where Russian artillery has pummeled the way for its army to slowly progress deeper into Ukraine. But that firepower advantage may be waning. O'BRIEN: Basically, it started, I think, about July 9 or so. You started seeing a significant drop in Russian range fire. Now, they might have expended their stocks, but it's also, I think, likely, that the destruction of a lot of these depots is now trickling down to the actual weapons in the field that cannot be supplied in the way that they were supplied before. A weapon is only useful to the Russians if it has something to fire.  BELLINI: I'm wondering, how is it that the Ukrainians are being successful apparently in locating the targets, locating these large weapons caches? If they're having difficulty keeping their drones. The Ukrainians are having trouble keeping their drones in the sky.O'BRIEN: So the Ukrainians don't need the world's greatest intelligence to find them. By the way, they also are almost certainly getting human intelligence for the ones in Kherson. The Russians are operating in a city where the Ukrainians have the population on their side and the Ukrainians could be telling them exactly where this depot is. Plus, we assume they're getting NATO intelligence on where these systems are as well.  President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is trumpeting how western weapons, HIMARS in particular, are changing the equation. "The occupiers have already felt very well what modern artillery is," Zelenskyy said. "And they will not have a safe rear anywhere on our land, which they occupied." O'BRIEN: These are still a small number of HIMARS that are in the field.  BELLINI: Eight of them.  O'BRIEN: Yeah. I mean, it's a really small amount. On their own, that's not enough to probably change the course of the war. But it does show that if you give them a significant number of these, they can do a huge amount of damage. And right now, the Russians don't have or have not manifested an ability to deal with it. One of the reasons they're trying to get these Iranian drones to perhaps the Russians, is to try and find one way to track the HIMARS because they're, I think, quite worried about what they mean.   

How AirBnb Is Hurting An Already High-Cost, Shrinking Housing Market kostenlos streamen | dailyme

How AirBnb Is Hurting An Already High-Cost, Shrinking Housing Market

There have been many public complaints about short-term rental sites like AirBnB, VRBO and HomeAway over the past couple years and not just because of those wild cleaning fees.  The short-term rental industry has been repeatedly accused of driving housing prices up by contributing to the housing shortage both in the U.S. and abroad. The accusations have been coming from both local residents and city councils in popular travel destinations like Amsterdam, London and New York. AirBnB gets the brunt of much of the criticism for its status as the short-term rental industry leader and the size of its operations. New York, one of the U.S. cities with the most AirBnBs, reportedly now has more locations than actual apartments to rent.Along with that short-term rental effect, a housing shortage from other reasons like a major slowdown of building and exclusionary zoning laws  has already pushed housing prices in the U.S. up about 20% within the past year. Mortgage rates are at the highest theyve been since 2006.The theory goes that AirBnB is converting long-term rentals that would have housed local residents and families and putting them up on the short-term rental market for visitors, thus decreasing an already short supply of housing.But how valid is this criticism, and what is known about the real impact of these companies on the housing market?First, the data suggests that AirBnBs are shrinking the long-term rental market by converting homes to short-term rentals, and this can potentially cost a citys renters millions.The New York Citys Comptrollers Office published a report arguing the increase of AirBnB supply cost New Yorkers a total $616 million in additional rent in 2016 as a result of price pressures. The study compared prices across 55 neighborhoods to what the prices should have been as a long-term rental over a number of years. AirBnB responded criticizing the methodology, saying it severely misrepresents the impact of [the] platform on housing.But although preliminary research suggests AirBnB supply does have some kind of impact on local housing prices, theres still a lot of debate over how big a rise it actually is. Outside of the New York City report, the rise in local prices as a direct cause from AirBnB supply seems to hover around only one percentage point.Other factors in rising prices make this a tricky knot to untangle. For example, do the AirBnBs or other signs of gentrification come first? There hasnt been widespread data to definitively answer that yet, but there is, at least, a relationship between the supply of short-term units and gentrifying neighborhood changes.By looking at the hosts, it's also visible the other ways AirBnB can contribute to gentrification directly. Going back to New York, one study, conducted by Inside AirBnB, found that in 72 predominantly Black neighborhoods, white residents were about 14% of the overall population but accounted for 74% of the host population. Predictably, hosts identified as white earned an estimated 73.7% of the income from rentals in those neighborhoods.AirBnB denied the report's accusations and questioned its findings. In its defense from accusations of gentrifying, AirBnB has argued it's still a net gain to local revenues. The company argues it provides household owners accessible sources of income and attracts visitors to less-traveled and more residential areas that may need more tourist attention.But its hard to prove their positive impacts in available data. For example, when surveying users, only 2% to 8% of respondents said they would not have gone on the trip anyway, using hotels or other resources if AirBnBs werent available. Many cities have passed restrictions against the short-term rental market, ranging from near-total bans, to limits on how long a property can be rented, to limits on how many people can get licenses to open an AirBnB.It is known though that converting long-term rentals to short-term rentals shrinks a housing market already experiencing historic shortages. How much companies like AirBnB directly cause a rise in housing prices is hard to measure, especially taken as only one factor driving gentrification. What is clear is that as discontent grows and cities start to take action, we may see a shift in the short-term rental landscape over the next few years. 

The Complex Task Of Enforcing Exceptions To Some States' Abortion Bans kostenlos streamen | dailyme

The Complex Task Of Enforcing Exceptions To Some States' Abortion Bans

Many new state laws have gone into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, including a wide range of approaches to abortion ban exceptions.Some states looking to end abortion still included exceptions from the absolutes. For instance, in some states a person pregnant as a result of rape or incest may be allowed to terminate. But, proving it may be difficult.  Elizabeth Trebelhorn spoke about her horrifying experience as a rape survivor at an abortion rights rally in Washington D.C."36 days ago, I was raped," Trebelhorn said. "It's hard for me to come out with it. When I was raped, I was so confused... I questioned about how much I wanted to do with this, if I wanted to have the rape kit done, if I wanted to have police. I just didn't want any of it to have happened."Rape survivors like Trebelhorn not only have to deal with the trauma of the assault but also the guilt, blame and shame that might come along with it. Now in states like Utah and Mississippi, they would also have to report the assault to authorities in order to obtain an abortion.In South Carolina, doctors would have to report to the local sheriff the name of anyone receiving an abortion under the rape and incest exemption. However, rape victims commonly avoid talking to the police. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network says 2 out of 3 sexual assaults go unreported.John Zug was a former Virginia prosecutor who worked along side sexual assault survivors."Being raped is a humiliating thing to happen to anybody," Zug said. "I've never been raped, but I've worked with enough victims to know how terrible that crime is. And the fact is, is that we are now putting another layer on people who have been victimized by sexual assault to make things more difficult for them."According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research organization,  heres how that looks like currently as more states move toward bans:"So there are 26 states where we were anticipating states to ban abortion, and in those 26 states, they passed 41 separate abortion bans," said Elizabeth Nash, principal policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute. "Out of those 41 separate abortion bans, 10 of them have exceptions for rape and incest."In addition, the World Health Organization says reporting proof is a burden to victims, stating, These requirements can result in delays that may push women beyond the legal gestational limit, thereby preventing women from accessing abortion care altogether."In the U.S., abortion due to rape and incest make up fewer than 1% of those performed in the U.S., but part of that low number could be because of the stigma that comes with being a victim."If they are in that situation, they may not reveal that they're still dealing with the experience and coming to terms with it," Nash said. "So, that may not be something they feel comfortable sharing."Still, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, doesnt believe rape or incest are valid exceptions."We don't believe that your circumstance of conception should determine your value or that that should determine whether or not you get to live or die," Hawkins said.But even with exceptions, doctors may not want to risk their medical license to perform the procedure. In North Dakota, the director of Red River Womens Clinic says her doctors prefer that their patients go to a state where abortion is legal rather than risk the hurdles of obtaining a legal exemption.

Texas Lawmakers Question Officials Involved In Uvalde Shooting kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Texas Lawmakers Question Officials Involved In Uvalde Shooting

Texas lawmakers, in another day of closed door hearings, examined the Robb Elementary School tragedy.They're once again interviewing the head of Texas' Department of Public Safety and speaking with Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco for his account of May 24, when a gunman killed 19 school children and two teachers.Lawmakers are also hearing from an official from the Texas State University Alert Center, a police training program, which issued a report critical of the police response.  The Alert Center said that a Uvalde Police Department officer had the gunman in his sights before he entered the school building, but hesitated to take the shot without explicit permission from a supervisor. That report was commissioned by the Texas DPS, which led both Uvalde's mayor and state senator, who represent the small city, to dispute the conclusions and dismiss them as part of an overall cover-up of inaction by state law enforcement.  The state house committee is also calling on the local district attorney to release security camera footage from Robb Elementary, which does not depict violence. But it shows evidence of armed police officers stacking up in the hallways and not intervening during the violence. Monday afternoon, Texas governor Greg Abbott also called for the tape's release saying, "let me be clear and let me be adamant. The full truth about what happened in Uvalde must be disclosed to the public, especially the people of Uvalde and must be done quickly. One thing that must be done is the release of that more than 70 minute video of exactly what happened in the school on that day with only one thing eliminated, and that is any images of those who are victims. Other than that, the public has a right to know. The people of Uvalde have a need to know exactly what happened." In Uvalde, Texas, angry parents and residents protesting against gun violence called for more transparency into the investigation of what went wrong. The feelings were echoed Monday by Uvalde pediatrician Roy Guerrero, who led a ceremony at the White House heralding the passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. "I'm using this pain to speak to you today as a Uvaldean, and to speak for the parents and victims who seek the truth transparency and ultimately accountability," Guerrero said. Guerro treated Robb Elementary children for gunshot wounds the day of the attack."I see children daily with PTSD and anxiety that's now leading to depression. I spend half my days convincing these kids that no one is coming for them and that they are safe.But how do I say that knowing that the very weapons used in the attack are still freely available. Let this be the only be the start of movement towards the banning of assault weapons," Guerro said. President Biden later acknowledged the bill falls short of what he wanted on addressing gun violence.  "Because make no mistake about it, this legislation is real progress, but more has to be done. The provision of this new legislation is going to save lives and is proof that today's politics we can come together on a bipartisan basis to get the, basis to get important things done, even on an issue as tough as guns," President Biden said. Punctuating President Biden's admissions of shortcomings during his remarks, Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland School shooting victim, interrupted.  "We have to do more than that," Oliver said.  

Trump Ally Bannon Now Willing To Testify Before Jan. 6 Panel kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Trump Ally Bannon Now Willing To Testify Before Jan. 6 Panel

Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and ally of Donald Trump who faces criminal charges after months of defying a congressional subpoena over the Capitol riot, has told the House committee investigating the attack that he is now willing to testify.Bannon's turnabout was conveyed in a letter late Saturday from his attorney, lawmakers said, as the committee prepares to air some of its most striking revelations yet this week against Trump in what may be its final set of hearings."I expect that we will be hearing from him and there are many questions that we have for him," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren. She and other committee members said in television interviews Sunday they intend to have Bannon sit for a private interview, which they typically conduct in a deposition with sworn testimony.Bannon had been one of the highest-profile Trump-allied holdouts in refusing to testify before the committee, leading to two criminal counts of contempt of Congress last year for resisting the committee's subpoena. He has argued that his testimony is protected by Trump's claim of executive privilege. The committee contends such a claim is dubious because Trump had fired Bannon from the White House in 2017 and Bannon was thus a private citizen when he was consulting with the then-president in the run-up to the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.Still, in recent days, as the former president grew frustrated with what he decried as a one-sided presentation by the committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans, Trump said he would waive that privilege claim, according to a letter Saturday to Bannon's lawyer."If you reach an agreement on a time and place for your testimony, I will waive executive privilege for you, which allows for you to go in and testify truthfully and fairly, as per the request of the unselect committee of political thugs and hacks," Trump wrote.The committee's Thursday evening hearing will examine the three-hour plus stretch when Trump failed to act as a mob of supporters stormed the Capitol. It will be the first hearing in prime time since the June 9 debut that was viewed by 20 million people.A hearing Tuesday will focus on the plotting and planning of the insurrection by white nationalist groups such as the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, and will also highlight testimony taken Friday from former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.It comes after surprise testimony last month from former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson provided the most compelling evidence yet that Trump could be linked to a federal crime. Since then, the committee has seen an influx of new information and confidential tips.Rep. Jamie Raskin, suggested that Bannon "had a change of heart, and after watching, presumably, all of these people come forward, including Cassidy Hutchinson, he's decided that he wants to come in, and if he wants to come in, I'm certain that the committee would be very interested in hearing from him."Bannon's trial on the two criminal counts is July 18. A hearing in his case was scheduled for Monday in federal court in Washington. Bannon has been seeking a delay in his trial to at least fall.It's unclear how much Bannon intends to cooperate. He has expressed a preference to appear before the committee in a public hearing. The committee is making clear he must first sit for a private interview, typically in a sworn deposition. It's also possible he may opt to appear and then refuse to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination."The way that we have treated every single witness is the same, that they come in, they talk to the committee there," Raskin said. "If they're going to take a deposition, they're sworn under oath. It's videotaped. It's recorded, and then we take it from there."The committee says it wants to hear from Bannon because he "had specific knowledge about the events planned for Jan. 6 before they occurred." It cited as an example comments that he made on his podcast the day before the riot."It's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen. OK, it's going to be quite extraordinarily different. All I can say is strap in," Bannon said in that podcast. "All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. ... So many people said, 'Man, if I was in a revolution, I would be in Washington.' Well, this is your time in history."House investigators have been digging deeper into the evidence collected so far about the role extremist groups played in the deadly insurrection and what Trump was doing as the violence ensued down the street from the White House.Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who will lead Thursday's hearing with Rep. Elaine Luria, described the upcoming testimony as key to providing an extensive timeline of what Trump did and did not do in those critical hours on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021. That includes

Massive Hit In Public Approval For The Supreme Court kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Massive Hit In Public Approval For The Supreme Court

Public approval of the Supreme Court is now at an all-time low. "We're supposed to be a free country and we're supposed to be prioritizing people and life supposedly and this is not that," said Sydney Reddish, an abortion rights protester.  According to a June Gallup poll, only 25% of Americans have confidence in the high court. Thats a dive of more than 10% compared to the same time last year. That poll was taken in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overturned. Its an opinion most Americans do not support.  A Pew Research poll found that 57% of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Courts decision. More than 60% say abortion should be legal in all or in most cases. Kendra Brooks is a Philadelphia councilwoman.I think that if our government wants to regulate something, lets regulate guns. And not our bodies, Brooks said. Analysts say the court has undeniably become more idealogical and political.  Earlier this year, the scientific journal PNAS found that since 2020, the Supreme Court had become much more conservative than the public and is now more similar to republicans in its ideological position on key issues. Allegations of impropriety deepened this week as Rolling Stone reported a religious leader with the anti-abortion group Liberty Counsel was recorded claiming she prays with Supreme Court justices.  She did not name specific justices.   In its majority opinion to overturn Roe and Casey, justices cited that group's statements, "the Liberty Counsel brief argues abortion has ties to race-based eugenics." "If it's something they believe in, if it's something they believe in their religion that they don't want to do then they shouldn't do it. That doesn't mean that we should have our rights taken away from us as well," said Sydney Manese, an abortion rights protester.  The allegations of a conflict of interest extend to the justices political leanings.  

Authorities Release More Details On The Deadly Highland Park Shooting kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Authorities Release More Details On The Deadly Highland Park Shooting

While the Highland Park community grapples with the aftermath of a July 4 celebration-turned-mass shooting, the suspected gunman appeared in court, charged with seven counts of murder for the lives lost, with dozens more charges expected for the dozens more injured in the attack. Investigators found 83 shell casings after the suspect dressed up in women's clothing in an attempt to blend in. Investigators said he contemplated a second attack on a celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. The Lake County state's attorney said the suspect admitted his actions. Investigators continue to work to piece together what allegedly led the suspect along this violent path. "His motivation isn't necessarily clear. I don't want to go specifically into what he told investigators, however he had some type of affinity towards the number four and seven and inverse was seven four," said Chris Covelli, deputy chief of the Lake County Sheriff's Department. But in years prior, social media showed disturbing videos and police detailed two prior incidents. Investigators said they were called in 2019 for an attempted suicide, and in September that year police removed knives from the home; after a report the suspect said he was going to kill everyone. There were no arrests, complaints, or firearms restraining orders under the state's red flag laws, but they notified state police of the incident. "So he didn't have a pending application, so there was nothing to review at that time when we got that identification. We didn't know a few months later something else would happen," said Delilah Garcia, a Sergeant with the Illinois State Police. But just months later, state police said an application for a firearms owner's identification card was sponsored by the subject's father.State police state in part, "at the time of FOID application review in January of 2020, there was insufficient basis to establish a clear and present danger and deny the FOID application." The suspect, state police said, passed four background checks before buying firearms. "This is obviously a glaring problem that this situation speaks to that I am going to dig into. I don't know all the facts yet. I will be working with the state police. We are going to look very closely at the law and the procedure for getting the card and make sure there wasn't a mistake that happened and if there is a loophole, we're going to fix that," said Illinois state senator Julie Morrison. There were few details offered by investigators on the suspect's father.When asked by Newsy about the parents, authorities said, "I don't want to comment on that. I don't want to answer that question right now in terms of what our work continues to be to look at all of the information and evidence in this case."But in this tight-knit community questions loom. A community mourns and some call for change. Paul and Vicki Morton are community members of Highland Park. "You know, one of the oldest victims or people that passed was in his 80's. And that man has lived for 88 or so years on this planet. And he's probably had so many great times, and it's probably so important to so many people. And he's gone. And then the children. So it's, it's, it's just so sad to think about the impact on these lives," Paul Morton said. "And I, I think there's a lot of anxiety that people have, and, you know, how's this going to impact the children and it's the town, which is forever changed and not naive anymore," Vicky Morton said. 

Russia Claims Key Victory In Eastern Ukraine kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Russia Claims Key Victory In Eastern Ukraine

New footage from Moscow shows a Russian marine unit, using rapid-fire cannons atop an armored personnel carrier pushing deeper into Ukraine. It's the potent weaponry of a scorched earth campaign that, as Russian-state TV itself shows, is creating victories over wastelands. This is Sievierodonetsk, a key city where Russia on Monday claimed victory after Ukrainian forces withdrew the day before. Here's why this is significant: these are the areas that were under Russian control before the February 24 invasion. And here's what they've added to their column to date: with Russian forces fully seizing Sievierodonetsk, the last major stronghold of Ukranian resistance in Luhansk province. Russian forces are closer to their goal of capturing the entire Donbas in Ukraine's industrial heartland. "They have now accumulated their largest firepower in Donbas. And they can use tens of thousands of artillery shells every day on one section of the front. This is reality," said Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President. Ukraine blames the loss on superior Russian artillery power, but they may now be increasing their combat capabilities with the arrival of an advanced U.S. weapon the HIMAR, high mobility artillery rocket systems. An advisor to President Zelensky posted this video that shows Ukrainian forces are now using the U.S. Mobile the multiple rocket launcher systems in a counter offensive campaign to liberate Russian-occupied territory in the south. He says the HIMARS are proving "way better than anything" than the Russians have, and the Ukrainians are proving they can "quickly learn and effectively control modern western weapons." Analysis from the Institute for the Study of War says the American HIMAR in Ukrainian hands "are increasingly targeting Russian military infrastructure deep in occupied territory." Zelensky says, despite Russia still having fire superiority, and Ukraine losing ground in the east, "we will return, thanks to our tactics, thanks to the increase in the supply of modern weapons."  

Supreme Court To Hear Case On State Authority Over Federal Elections kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Supreme Court To Hear Case On State Authority Over Federal Elections

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday, it has agreed to hear a case next term that could upend election laws across the country.In the final days of an explosive, controversial session, the Justices said they've agreed to hear Moore v. Harper, a case centered on newly drawn maps of voting districts for North Carolina's 14 seats in the next U.S. House of Representatives.Republican state lawmakers say they want to resurrect a map that North Carolina's state courts struck down, after finding it violated several provisions in the state's constitution by giving republican candidates an unfair advantage through partisan gerrymandering."There's been a lot of attention on the Supreme Court and what their decisions mean for Americansand I think more than anything else, the consistent through-line has been returning more and more power to the states," said Christopher Cooper, a Political Analyst and Professor at Western Carolina University.Cooper says depending on how the court rules, this could have major implications, especially for those states with a large number of right-wing legislatures."And so, what this would mean if it would pass in North Carolina, Arizona, and Wisconsin, and many of these swing states that are controlled by the Republican legislature, is that the courts would not provide a guard rail. The legislature's decision would be the final one,' said Cooper.In their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the North Carolina republican lawmakers argue, the U.S. constitution's elections clause gives state legislatures the power to determine how Congressional elections are conducted, without any checks and balances from state constitutions or state courts.Depending on how the conservative-majority court rules, the case could end up giving more power to state legislatures when it comes to elections for Congress and the presidency, and block state courts from reviewing challenges to results.The case has both Democrats and some Republicans concerned about the future of our democracy. Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a member of the January 6th select committee, reacted to the news on Twitter, saying "after the attempted coup this cannot happen."Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said "if the President and Congress do not restrain the court now, the court is signaling they will come for the next presidential election."Cooper says the case is already on the radar of Americans across the country."I expect this is going to be perhaps the most important issue of the next Supreme Court term. I think voting rights activists and Americans across the country should be concerned about this case," said Cooper.The Supreme Court's next term begins the first Monday of October.It will also be justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's first term after officially being sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court Justice to serve on the high court.

Yellowstone Works To Mend Economy, Ecosystem After Historic Flooding kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Yellowstone Works To Mend Economy, Ecosystem After Historic Flooding

With its geysers and wildlife, it doesnt take long to realize Yellowstone National Park is alive."People come here, and they walk away with an experience that they never could have gotten anywhere else," said Bob Jacklin, owner of Jacklins Fly Shop.That experience is the heartbeat of the parks gateway communities."The park means everything in this town," Jacklin said. "Once the park closes things dry up; once it opens things open up. So, we all rely on the park."Now, that reliance is being put to the test. A thousand-year flood event, as the National Park Service called it, wiped out bridges, homes and roads.Raging flood waters washed out a lifeline-type of road for people on the northern edge of the park, without any firm timeline for repair.With the northern park entrance closed indefinitely, the town of Gardiner, Montana now looks like a ghost town a dead end that stops at the iconic Roosevelt Arch, which should be welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors this year. "This is the season we make our money, and without that, it's going to be a tough couple of years," said Chris Hoff, owner of Yellowstone Wild Gallery."All the years I've lived here, I've always wondered what it would be like in the summer with Yellowstone out of the picture, you know, just who would come what it would look like, we're gonna find out," said Scott Demaree, owner of Gardiner Market.Shawn Darr and her husband own cabins on the edge of Gardiner. She says they have a handful of reservations but not nearly enough to pay their bills. They geared up for a banner year ahead of the parks 150th anniversary, and now they're looking at probable loss of most of the entire year's revenue for most people in town.A newly released national park report shows 4.9 million visitors to the park in 2021 spent more than $630 on average in nearby communities. That equated to more than 8,700 jobs and $834 million in economic benefits.In the town of West Yellowstone, businesses are grateful for a newly reopened western entrance that brought lines for miles the first day, but they are still concerned about what lies ahead. Newsy spoke to many people in West Yellowstone who all agreed they would go under if the park wasnt there."I feel bad for Gardiner, because I now, you know, they rely on tourists as much as we do, like do or die without people," Ricky Skidmore, West Yellowstone shop manager, said.Bob Jacklin has seen a lot in his 52 years as a West Yellowstone fishing guide. He says nothing compares to this flooding event, but it does remind him of another time the greater Yellowstone community survived a disaster.The fires of '88 bring back, and that that there's one of the big things we lived through," Jacklin said. "That fire got real close to town... and we got lucky they didn't swing north."Now 34 years later, the gateway towns that rely on the worlds first national park hope for more luck, or at least more visitors, so these communities can keep breathing."We just keep getting knocked down and and getting back up," Hoff said."We're strong people here," Skidmore said. "We've dealt with COVID, we dealt with floods. I mean, we'll make it."By July 2, 93% of the park is expected to be open. The north and northeastern entrances will stay closed to vehicles, but foot traffic will be allowed.