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U.S. emergency oil reserve draws by 6.9 mln barrels to lowest since 1986

Chemical Shortages Affecting U.S. Farms Described as ‘Off the Charts”

Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

What Caused the Murder Spike?

Supreme Court Rejects Broad EPA Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases from Power Plants

Staffing crisis leads to shortage of nursing home beds in U.S.

Airline Labor Shortages May Wreck Your Summer Travel Plans

Europe’s Power Prices Surge As Market Fears Worsening Supply Crunch

Targeting senior leaders critical to an enemy program makes strategic sense from Israel’s perspective.

Miner unearths nearly complete mummified baby woolly mammoth in Canada

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Multiple Reporters: Secret Service to Dispute J6 Committee Star Witness

Massive Trove of Gun Owners’ Private Information Leaked by California Attorney General

The United States currently has the lowest number of functioning refineries capable of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that we’ve seen since 2016

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

“From midnight today, no fuel will be sold except for essential services like the health sector, because we want to conserve the little reserves we have,” government spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said.

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue

Putin Ally Threatens Strike On Europe’s Largest Oil Hub

Hmmmm Follow-Up

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Could Wolves Save Rome From Its Feral Pig Problem?

Quote from Beijing official on ‘5 years’ of COVID-19 restrictions causes stir

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Here’s your daily reminder that you can threaten SCOTUS justices but The Babylon Bee has been banned since March for misgendering someone

Here’s What Life Looks Like in a Country That’s Run Out of Fuel

Oil shippers are hiding Russian cargoes by paying in Chinese yuan, exchanging weapons for crude, and ‘going dark’

New York Supreme Court Strikes Down NYC Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in Local Elections

Executive teams in U.S. firms are becoming increasingly partisan.

The BA.5 story

Remember when The West could afford electricity 24 hours a day?

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Sri Lanka suspends non-essential fuel supply amid shortages

Growing Revolt Among Medical Practitioners Against Vaccinating Toddlers for Covid

Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.
Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Prosecuting Doctors Who Prescribe Opioids for Pain

“Silent” Mutations Might Require “Re-examination of Numerous Biological Conclusions”

Russia Defaults On Foreign Debt For The First Time In 104 Years

Shortages of Neon, Other Rare Gases Likely in Wake of Russia Limiting Exports. Semiconductor chip shortage likely to follow in its wake.


Troubling calls for Clarence Thomas’ assassination spread across social media after Roe reversed

“We were given a stark choice: either withdraw from ongoing representations or withdraw from the firm,” Clement said in a statement. “Anyone who knows us and our views regarding professional responsibility and client loyalty knows there was only one course open to us: We could not abandon ongoing representations just because a client’s position is unpopular in some circles.”

Biden administration quietly erasing immigration court caseload: ‘De facto amnesty’

Early Thursday, the FDA announced an order for Juul, the popular vape company, to pull all of its products from US markets.

Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.

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Lefties want to burn down the homes of the “defenseless” country boys now

The leak, the threats, the violence — reaction to Roe is dark day for nation

One reason why I don’t put money in an IRA. Why we must nationalize Big Oil

A ‘Great Purge’ is pushing small truckers out of business at an unprecedented rate

On the economic performance of different periods of antiquity

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Poliovirus may be spreading in London; virus detected in sewage for months

A Large-Scale Experiment Used Human Pee to Fertilize Crops. Here’s What Happened

China officials who abused health codes to stop bank protests punished

Sri Lankan prime minister says that the nation’s economy has collapsed

How Should Courts Evaluate Gun Regulations After Bruen?

Germany can last 2.5 months without Russian gas, official says

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 22 Of note: Ukrainian forces have largely halted the use of Turkish Bayraktar drones, which were used to great effect earlier in the war, due to improvements in Russian air-defense capabilities. I would have thought it would be this way right from the very beginning.

China Faces Power Shortage As Heatwave Pushes Demand To Record

American Airlines ends service in these three cities due to pilot shortage

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class

Uvalde Updates

Kazakhstan Speaks Out Against Russia Over Ukraine War

Sales of existing homes in May dropped 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.41 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors.

“When the war broke out, Assad wanted to keep Saydnaya and the Christians on his side no matter what.” So, he gave the gang members a free hand to prey on other businessmen, like the ones who had fled from the prosperous suburbs of Damascus.

Typhoid-causing bacteria have become more resistant to essential antibiotics, spreading widely over past 30 years

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Despite What You Have Read, Wildfires are NOT on the Rise

Russia Tells Lithuania: Your Citizens Will Feel the Pain Over Kaliningrad

Israel will be entering its fifth election in 3 and a half years

In a historically embarrassing decision, the FDA recently became the only international regulatory body to authorize the use of mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for children aged six months to five years.

They highlighted the role of policy decisions in draining Lake Powell, in a paper aptly titled, “It’s Hard to Fill a Bathtub When the Drain is Wide Open.” That is precisely what has happened at Lake Powell, yet the report has been largely ignored. It should be required reading for everyone concerned about the Colorado River.

A little more than one week after the U.S. Supreme Court announced in Egbert v. Boule that federal police engaged in immigration-related work cannot be sued when they violate the Constitution—regardless of when, where or how egregiously they act—the Court has now signaled that all federal police are above the law. Since January 2022, the Court has held a pair of cases filed by the Institute for Justice (IJ), challenging the grant of absolute immunity to federal police engaged in domestic policing. This morning, the Court declined to hear both petitions, leaving victims of constitutional abuse without a remedy in American courts.

The bill would give the medical board the authority to punish any physicians who challenge the safety and efficacy of covid vaccines.

New York state officials are giving companion robots to more than 800 senior citizens to help combat loneliness