Florida man pleads guilty to threatening to kill, behead Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez

A Florida man who threatened to behead House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pleaded guilty to federal counts Friday and faces years in prison.Paul Vernon Hoeffer, 60, of Palm Beach Gardens, phoned in the threats to the offices of the two high-profile Democratic lawmakers in 2019, he admitted in a plea agreement.He…

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‘I will bring every single gun loaded,’ parent tells Virginia school officials during mask mandate meeting

A Virginia woman was arrested Friday after she appeared to threaten school board officials while they met to vote on whether to lift a mask requirement. The woman, Amelia King, 42, was accused of making an oral threat on school property after she was cut off during a public comment section of the Page County…

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McConnell says he made ‘inadvertent omission’ in voting remarks amid backlash

McConnell sparked online backlash earlier this week when he was asked during a press conference if voters of color would be negatively impacted if Democrats’ sweeping election and voting bill didn’t pass. “The concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,”…

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COVID-19 Vaccines Not Linked to Trouble Conceiving

Couples who were vaccinated against COVID-19 did not have a lower likelihood of getting pregnant, but previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 could affect male fertility, according to a prospective study. Both female and male partners who had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose did not face lower chances of getting pregnant than unvaccinated patients (female fecundability…

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Biden ends first year as president with ‘bleak, discouraging’ marks from public

WASHINGTON — In his inaugural address one year ago, President Joe Biden championed unity, promised a bold governing agenda and prioritized defeating the coronavirus.Now, as Biden begins his second year as president, majorities of Americans give him low marks for uniting the country, being competent and having the ability to handle a crisis, according to…

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Starbucks Scraps Vaccine Mandate — Here’s How Large Companies Are Responding To Supreme Court Ruling

Topline Starbucks is reversing its vaccine mandate for employees following the Supreme Court decision halting President Joe Biden’s mandate for large employers, the company said in a message to employees, becoming one of the first major companies to walk back its plans to require shots. A Starbucks logo hangs in the window of one of…

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