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Israeli Strike In Damascus Takes Out Top Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Reza Mousavi

US military operation in the Red Sea sparks tensions between Madrid and Washington

Sudanese in ‘total panic’ as paramilitaries move south

China is in damage-control mode after its crackdown on video games sparked an $80 billion market meltdown

China purchases more than 100m tons of autumn grain to secure food supplies

Rumors swirl that TSMC chairman Mark Liu was forced to retire over Arizona fab debacle

California Medicaid Soon Open To All, “Papers or No Papers”

The Surprising Possibilities of See-Through Wood

From Owen actually. Induction welding joins metal foams without cramping their style

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Discontent Grows Among Wives of Russian Soldiers

Putin apologizes for the price of eggs as Russian inflation soars

Flooding Hamas tunnels could destroy Gaza’s last water source

Palestinian flag attached to coffin of Hasan Bitmez, who suffered fatal heart attack at end of parliamentary address in which he said Jewish state would suffer ‘wrath of Allah’

Once known as “Australia’s worst female serial killer,” Kathleen Folbigg was wrongly imprisoned for 20 years over the deaths of her four children.

A Gigantic New ICBM Will Take US Nuclear Missiles Out of the Cold War-Era But Add 21st-Century Risks

Congress Approves Extension of Warrantless Surveillance as Part of the Defense Policy Bill

One-in-five US mail-in voters admit to election fraud: 13 million dodgy votes

New York’s Highest Court Opens the Way for NY Dems “Redistricting Republicans Out of Existence”

Eggflation Returns As Top Producer Hit With Bird Flu In Kansas

An Expected Surplus of Copper has Suddenly Disappeared

Schiff: The Fed Surrenders To Inflation!

Google Loses on Every Count in Play Store Antitrust Suit by Epic Games

The Long Shadow of Checks

Prion Disease Rising in the U.S.

GE Aerospace says it successfully demonstrated an advanced jet propulsion concept that involves a dual-mode ramjet design utilizing rotating detonation combustion.

US Deploys Navy to Israel Amid Escalating Tensions

Disclaimer: He is a US Navy fan so his perspective is vary positive and his understanding of the festival massacre is a little off (most sources indicate the paragliders played a minor role).

All that said, if you want to know what they might be thinking by moving the US Navy close to Israel this is as good a source on capabilities they are brining close as you are going to get.

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Kyiv’s Noose Around Bakhmut Tightens

Ukraine says unit 4 at Zaporizhzhia NPP put into ‘hot shutdown’ state, claims it could lead to accident

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed legislation increasing the maximum age limit to 30 for compulsory military service

China secretly sends enough gear to Russia to equip an army

The disappearance of Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang and the recent fate of senior Chinese officers in the country’s strategic missile command suggests all is not well in China.

Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.

More info then last link on this subject New Biden Administration Rule Targets Portable Gas Generators and Water Heaters

The education of Nate Silver (means more if you know who Nate Silver is and what he is famous for).

Medieval “climate change” was filled with heatwaves, droughts, and crop failures

A description of advanced tips and tricks for effective Internet research of papers/books, with real-world examples.

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Huge Explosions Rock Crimean Ammo Depot

Wagner mutiny: Junior commander reveals his role in the challenge to Putin

Igor Strelkov orchestrated the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine. Today, he was arrested for criticizing Putin on social media.

New War With Azerbaijan ‘Very Likely:’ Armenia PM

The Party Line. Beijing unrattled despite weak Q2

The deindustrialization of Germany: Within the next 15 years, about 30 percent of Germany’s workforce will reach retirement age.

Fed launches new payments system that lets you send money in seconds

Investigators Obtain Biden Financial Records Showing ‘Transactions From Ukraine And Russia’: Oversight Chairman

Something in space has been lighting up every 20 minutes since 1988. We have no explanations for this sort of slow repeat.

Two-faced star with helium and hydrogen sides baffles astronomers

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, says Russians are dying needlessly in Bakhmut because of the lack of ammunition.

There were no cameras on the president as the moment unfolded, causing many Turks to speculate on social media about whether Erdogan had a heart attack or an epileptic crisis.

Kenya seeks relief in new Eurobond as debt trap crisis deepens

A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn’t Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money.

Biden cheat sheet shows he had advance knowledge of journalist’s question

Review suggests fecal transplant more effective than antibiotics for recurrent C diff

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Wagner Raised Its Flag In Central Bakhmut

These angry Dutch farmers really hate Microsoft

Power Shortages Disrupt Aluminum Production In South China

Core European Inflation Hits Record High, Headline Falls As Energy Costs Collapse

California Gasoline Price Gouging Bill

U.S. South Central Natural Gas Withdrawals Set A Record-Low This Winter

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Russian Nukes Ready To Deploy To Belarus This Summer

Ukraine Now Faces Same Glaring Problem That Russia Has

These Graphics Show Just How Bad Canada’s Invasive “Super Pig” Problem Really Is

Last year, South African authorities believed that convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester set himself alight in a prison cell and died. Now, they’ve admitted that he is alive and at large.

Horrific Tornadoes Hit Mississippi, at Least 23 Dead, Many Injured, Massive Damage for Miles

New York nears deal to ban gas stoves in new homes

American corporations gave or pledged more than $83 billion to either BLM or BLM-related causes.

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Arrest Warrant For Putin Issued Over War Crimes Allegations

This is a sign that American style “deep divisions” are spreading around the world. A farmers’ party has stunned Dutch politics, and is set to be the biggest party in the upper house of parliament after provincial elections.

French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to push through a pension reform without a parliamentary vote. That has triggered a political crisis

Strike grips Sri Lanka as unions protest IMF bailout Related: Sri Lanka’s Energy Crisis Is Weighing On its Economy

Berlin Seeks to Recruit Skilled Labor from Africa

For nearly 2 months, a short seller was warning on Twitter that Silicon Valley Bank was about to blow up. ‘It was sitting there in plain sight.’

Big Banks Agree To Historic $30 Billion Unsecured Deposit Injection In First Republic Bank. Related: What’s Going on with First Republic Bank?

Multiple Banks Curb Trading With Credit Suisse As Deposit Run Continues Despite SNB Rescue

When did New York start building slowly?

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Belarus Admits Russian A-50 Radar Jet Damaged In Drone Attack

US Intelligence Now Says Pro-Ukraine, Possibly Government-Trained Mystery Forces Destroyed Nord Stream Pipelines

Taiwan’s defense minister on Monday said a sharp increase in Chinese military spending for 2023 indicated Beijing was “preparing for the use of force if necessary” to potentially retake the self-ruled island.

France braces for strikes that could bring the country ‘to a standstill’ for days on end

Iran arrests school poisoning suspects as cases top 5,000

Several other types of commercial aircraft also use floppy disks, including newer variants of the 747 and the 767, older Airbus A320s

Lynching the Deplorables Related: footage of police helping protestors was hidden for two years