House GOP committee chairmen double down on Manhattan DA oversight efforts

Washington CNN  —  The chairmen of three House committees sent a letter Saturday to the Manhattan district attorney leading the probe into Donald Trump, doubling down on their efforts to intervene in the hush money investigation ahead of possible criminal charges against the former president. The letter from the chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight … Read more

Debunk: Did Putin kiss Xi JinPing’s hand and did he send a body double to Mariupol?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the centre of fake news and bizarre conspiracy theories circulating on social media this week.  The Russian leader received his Chinese counterpart Xi JinPing in Moscow on Monday. But one particular photo of the two men gave rise to various reactions and interpretations on social media. Viewed by millions … Read more

Martina Navratilova says her prognosis is ‘excellent’ after double cancer diagnosis — TalkTV interview

CNN  —  Tennis great Martina Navratilova says her “prognosis is excellent” having been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer. In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Navratilova said: “I mean, as far as they know I’m cancer-free … I definitely won’t be missing any of my check-ups. I will be very, very diligent … Read more

Africa: State Department Reports Perpetuate Double Standards

In reaction to the release of the State Department’s annual human rights reports today, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Paul O’Brien said, “when Secretary of State Blinken announced the US foreign policy strategy, he said it would be one centered in human rights, yet the annual human rights report demonstrates that the Biden Administration continues … Read more

De-transitioned teen sues Kaiser Permanente for performing double mastectomy on her at 13: ‘Intentional fraud’

De-transitioned teen finds courage to sue after double mastectomy at 13

De-transitioned teenager Layla Jane is suing Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the medical providers who performed a double mastectomy on her when she was just 13 years old after beginning to identify as transgender two years before. Now 18 years old, Jane is accusing the hospital system of “intentional fraud and concealment” involving … Read more

Price hikes are double whammy for pet owners who are crushed by inflation

Minneapolis CNN  —  As head of PAWS Atlanta, Joe Labriola can get a good sense of the region’s economic well-being from the day-to-day activity of the city’s oldest no-kill animal shelter. Through the course of the past year, it’s become increasingly clear to him that people in the area are struggling under the weight of … Read more

Africa: Kagame Hails FIFA Decision to Double Number of African Teams at World Cup

President Paul Kagame on Thursday, March 16, said he was positive about the increased engagement and visibility for African teams at future World Cup tournaments, following FIFA’s decision to up the number of teams participating at the tournament. Kagame was addressing delegates at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali. The 2026 World Cup will have … Read more

EcoHealth Alliance: Controversial group back in the spotlight for alleged ‘double billing’ of Wuhan lab work

Rep. Comer blasts

EcoHealth Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit that works internationally to prevent emerging diseases, has been scrutinized by Republican politicians for its relationship with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, and research money in the years leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak. EcoHealth is now back in the spotlight following a CBS News report … Read more

Inmarsat Expects Asia Pacific Coverage To Double

Jatinder Singh, Asokan Nallasivam, and Brett Schipp (L-R) – Inmarsat’s Perth Launch team, who supported both Inmarsat’s I-6 F1 and F2 satellites during launch and early orbit. Image courtesy Inmarsat Inmarsat’s I-6 F1 satellite has connected to new ground stations in Perth and Merredin, Western Australia, as it aims to provide an upgrade in communications … Read more

‘Am I dreaming?’: Double lung transplants save two people with late-stage cancer

CNN  —  Two people with stage IV lung cancer who had been told that they had only weeks or months to live are breathing freely after receiving double lung transplants, Northwestern Medicine in Chicago said Wednesday. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that … Read more