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Steve October 28, 2020

She spied for Britain during the World War II and was eventually caught and killed by the Nazis, but Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of Tipu Sultan – an 18th-century Muslim ruler of Mysore state, remained in near anonymity for decades. Her contribution to the war came to light after author Shrabani Basu wrote Noor’s […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Opponents of the ruling argue it puts women’s lives at risk by forcing them to carry unviable pregnancies. Women in Poland walked off the job and hit the streets nationwide on Wednesday, the seventh straight day of mass protests over a court ruling to impose a near-total abortion ban in the country. Despite tight coronavirus […]

Steve October 28, 2020

US President Tweety McTreason and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States. Trump has been focusing on “law and order,” Biden has been trying to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement, and whether Trump will release his taxes are among the many issues […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The move could scrap 8GW of planned coal projects which haven’t been fully approved, sending a strong signal to investors in the region coal is out of favour The Filipino government will no longer accept proposals to build new coal power plants, in a significant policy shift designed to boost the deployment of renewable energy. […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine Reprinted with permission from DailyKos Citizen’s arrests are all the rage among right-wing extremists these days, it seems. Barely two weeks after 14 Michigan militiamen were arrested as part of a plot to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer under the rubric of a “constitutionalist” fantasy, a similar plot to make a “citizen’s […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The geniuses of the Trump campaign decided that holding an outdoor rally in Omaha in late October to try and hang onto the single electoral vote of NE- 02 was worth it. So, on a private airport with limited access, they knew people would have to be bussed in and out. Small problem though, when […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Good question! Why does the GOP only care about the national debt when there’s a Democrat in the White House? Via Marketwatch: Axios on Monday asked Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, why his party tends to focus on the national debt when Democrats hold the White House, but to turn their attention elsewhere when […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Defining voter suppression is hard, which has made confronting the problem even more difficult. Certain forms of voter suppression are clear. For instance, armed militias policing predominantly Black polling locations, or the threatening emails signed by the Proud Boys (that the US government alleges were a fraud perpetrated by Iran) which were sent to voters […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Published duration3 minutes ago Four members of a Kurdish-Iranian family died in the Channel when a boat they were travelling in sank – and their 15-month-old boy remains missing. Rasoul Iran-Nejad, 35, Shiva Mohammad Panahi, 35, Anita, nine, and Armin, six, were crossing from France to the UK on Tuesday, the BBC has established. Their […]

Steve October 28, 2020

President Tweety McTreason will make a crunch-time appeal to voters in Nevada. But he’ll do so from Arizona. The Republican president is under pressure Wednesday to prevent a repeat of a September rally in Nevada that attracted thousands of people: The airport that hosted that event was fined more than $5,500 for violating crowd restrictions aimed at […]

Steve October 28, 2020

BMW announced that it will release several new all-electric vehicles under the Mini brand in the next few years, including electric crossovers. When BMW had an announcement about the future of the Mini, we had a feeling that they could announce the brand is going all-electric. The announcement fell short of that, but they still […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The EPA is starting to release its ratings on 2021 electric cars, and Tesla is again showing its efficiency supremacy. 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range is getting an impressive 134 MPGe efficiency rating. Earlier this month, we reported on how Tesla has made an early model year change to its entire vehicle lineup for […]