Book Ban Efforts At Schools, Libraries Hit Record High In 2022: Report

NEW YORK (AP) — Attempted book bans and restrictions at school and public libraries continue to surge, setting a new record in 2022, according to a new report from the American Library Association being released Thursday. More than 1,200 challenges were compiled by the association in 2022, nearly double the then-record total from 2021 and … Read more

Joe and Gwen Shamblin Lara plane crash was caused by pilot’s ‘spatial disorientation,’ NTSB report says

CNN  —  The Tennessee plane crash that killed a Christian diet guru and six others in 2021 was caused by the pilot losing airplane control during a climb “due to spatial disorientation,” according to a National Transportation Safety Board report filed Wednesday. Dietician Gwen Shamblin Lara, her husband, actor William J. Lara, her son-in-law Brandon … Read more

Africa: Access to Chronic Disease Medication ‘Still Out of Reach for Many’ – WHO Report

Although COVID-19 is disappearing from view, access to medicines that treat non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, remain out of reach for millions across the world, said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a new report published on Wednesday. Access to NCD Medicines: Emergent Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Key Structural Factors, highlights the effect of … Read more

White House to disband Covid response team in May: report

Sen. Johnson, Sec. Becerra spar over redactions to Fauci emails provided to senators

The White House will get rid of its Covid response team once the public health emergency ends in May, according to reports.  The move to disband the team comes as the pandemic has receded more than three years after the first lockdowns went into effect in the United States. The team was created in February … Read more

Blackhawks will not wear pride jerseys due to safety concerns for Russian players: report

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The Chicago Blackhawks were slated to wear rainbow-colored warm-up jerseys on Sunday for the team’s Pride Night, but that will no longer be the case. The Blackhawks will not wear the LGBTQ-themed jerseys, attire they have worn previously, citing safety concerns of their Russian players for the decision, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. New Russian … Read more

Worsening Drug Shortages A Risk To National Security: Report

A report released Wednesday details how worsening shortages of critical medication in the U.S. pose a serious national security problem and threaten health care providers’ ability to treat patients. New drug shortages in the country increased by nearly 30% between 2021 and 2022, according to the report, which was put together by Democrats on the … Read more

Report: Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Increasingly Getting Paid Late

Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine and their families have increasingly been complaining of delayed salary payments, independent news outlet Verstka reported on Wednesday.  Residents of 52 Russian regions as well as the annexed Crimean peninsula have said their family members currently fighting in Ukraine have been receiving delayed or partial salary payments, while some haven’t been … Read more

Leader of White supremacist group arrested for threatening to kill journalist trying to report on organization

CNN  —  A California man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to kill a journalist who was trying to report on his organization, the Justice Department said. Nicholas Welker, who also goes by “King ov Wrath” and “ilovehate5150,” was the leader of the Feuerkrieg Division – a White supremacist group that prosecutors said has a … Read more

5 Key Takeaways From The Dire IPCC Climate Report

The world’s climate experts are clear: The planet is almost certain to warm far beyond what they’d hoped, with just a thin path to avert a host of terrifying outcomes for humanity and the animal kingdom alike. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its major climate synthesis report on Monday, a yearslong effort … Read more