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The Story Behind the Rise Of Hamas.

Oil prices have spiked and could remain elevated as companies try and find alternative cargo routes following vessel attacks in the Red Sea.

Power Outages Force Maine to Delay Vote for Electric Vehicle Mandate

The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

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With drones in the air and on the sea, cruise missiles, sabotage teams, and now ATACMS, Russian-occupied Crimea remains in Kyiv’s crosshairs.

The U.S. Navy and its NATO allies may be gearing up to challenge Russia’s excessive legal claims to the Northern Sea route by conducting a freedom of navigation operation.

Israel-Gaza Situation Report: Hamas Frogmen Attempt To Infiltrate Near Israeli Base

In a first, Blinken backs possible ‘humanitarian pause’ in Gaza

The Times of Israel learned that, after 16 days of airstrikes, the IDF has told the government that it is fully prepared for a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, and believes it can achieve the goals set out for it, even at the risk of heavy casualties to soldiers, and amid ongoing attacks by Hezbollah in the north. But the military fears that the government may not ever give the order to begin the ground offensive, or postpone it for a lengthy period.

China sacked its defense minister with no explanation months after he mysteriously disappeared

U.S.A.-Europe facts of the day

Retail Crime and Theft Worse in Pennsylvania, Washington and California Per Person

Nanocarriers study shows antibodies against polyethylene glycol in 83% of the German population

Looks pretty but without a soul. Star Citizen’s Squadron 42 campaign is “feature complete” after 11 years

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IDF Strikes More Hamas Targets, Gears up for Gaza Ground Offensive

Lots of people are now talking about the treasury bonds but only in terms of how it impacts the markets and not how it impacts the federal budget. This article is a typical example. Treasury yields are surging. Here’s what history says might come next for the bond market.

Existing home sales are down 37.5 percent in less than two years.

Has anyone else heard of this? Space Wreck is a hardcore, combat-optional, break-the-game RPG that clicks

I was spreading “misinformation” today

I told people that the “Cricket” (the bolt action single shot 22 LR) cost about $300 new. Turns out I was remembering the MSRP for a brand new “Cricket” with a scope. A base model with no scope (such as was being fired today) has an MSRP of $169. Real world price seems to be $159.

The below video shows what one of the modern options looks like (you can have all kinds of stocks and other options). The one in below video has different sights then one we were using today. I don’t know if you can still get the old style sights.