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Thailand says China’s Sinovac Covid vaccine safe to use after investigation into stroke-like symptoms reported in 6 recipients - rt

Thailand says China’s Sinovac Covid vaccine safe to use after investigation into stroke-like symptoms reported in 6 recipients

Thailand has stood by its ongoing use of the Chinese Sinovac Biotech Covid vaccine following six recipients reporting stroke-like symptoms, after an inquiry found no connection between the jab and the illnesses.
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‘We Owe Darnella Frazier’: People Are Thanking the Teen Who Filmed George Floyd

‘We Owe Darnella Frazier’: People Are Thanking the Teen Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder

Her cell phone footage from that day shocked the world, rallied people to the streets, and played a key role in holding Derek Chauvin to account.
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Babysitter ‘gripped toddler’s head like a football and wrestled him to death’ - metro

Babysitter ‘gripped toddler’s head like a football and wrestled him to death’

Marvin Lake, 24, has been accused of killing toddler Ahren DeHart, a child he was supposed to be taking care of while his mother was at work
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‘A means, not an end’: EU proposes ‘human centric’ approach to AI regulation in draft rules - rt

‘A means, not an end’: EU proposes ‘human centric’ approach to AI regulation in draft rules

The European Commission has proposed regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) through a risk-based rules framework that calls for heavy fines, partial bans on surveillance, and safeguards for high-risk applications.
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India’s indigenously developed Covaxin jab 78% effective against Covid-19 in trials, maker Bharat Biotech says - rt

India’s indigenously developed Covaxin jab 78% effective against Covid-19 in trials, maker Bharat Biotech says

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech has been found to be 78% effective in preventing symptoms of Covid-19 and 100% against severe disease in stage three trials, the company said.
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French president planning to remove Covid travel restrictions as early as start of May - rt

French president planning to remove Covid travel restrictions as early as start of May

President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to ease existing lockdown restrictions, imposed after France was hit by a third wave of coronavirus, by the start of May if, as health officials expect, cases begin falling. 
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Oxygen leak kills 22 at Indian hospital as country battles short supplies amid record surge in Covid-19 cases - rt

Oxygen leak kills 22 at Indian hospital as country battles short supplies amid record surge in Covid-19 cases

At least 22 people have died at a hospital in India's western Maharashtra state after an oxygen leak caused a serious disruption to patient supplies, the region's health minister has said.
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Ohio Police Shot a 16-Year-Old Girl and a Cop Wore a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Mask to the Crime Scene - vice

Ohio Police Shot a 16-Year-Old Girl and a Cop Wore a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Mask to the Crime Scene

16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was shot dead by Columbus police on Tuesday.
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Urgent appeal for three missing teenagers who vanished last night - metro

Urgent appeal for three missing teenagers who vanished last night

Leona Derbyshire, 14, Matej Bulander, 14, and Allyx Queen, 16, all disappeared on Tuesday.
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‘National Rape Day’ Isn’t Real, But TikTokers Keep Spreading Panic Anyway - vice

‘National Rape Day’ Isn’t Real, But TikTokers Keep Spreading Panic Anyway

There’s reams of posts on social platforms spreading misinformation.
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First picture of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin in jail jumpsuit - metro

First picture of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin in jail jumpsuit

Derek Chauvin wore an orange jail jumpsuit and did not smile in the mugshot
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Walker crawled down hill for hours after breaking his arm, leg ands ribs - metro

Walker crawled down hill for hours after breaking his arm, leg ands ribs

The man slipped while hiking in the Lake District.
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Search underway for Indonesian submarine missing north of Bali, 53 on board – military - rt

Search underway for Indonesian submarine missing north of Bali, 53 on board – military

An Indonesian submarine has gone missing following a navy drill in the Bali Sea, prompting fears that the vessel has sunk. There are 53 people on board, Indonesia’s military said.
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George Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin placed on suicide watch in high-security jail - metro

George Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin placed on suicide watch in high-security jail

The former Minneapolis cop spent his first night in a high-security prison last night after being convicted for Floyd's death
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Israel doesn’t need the AstraZeneca jabs it ordered, says pandemic coordinator, govt trying to ‘divert them elsewhere’ - rt

Israel doesn’t need the AstraZeneca jabs it ordered, says pandemic coordinator, govt trying to ‘divert them elsewhere’

Israel’s coronavirus response chief said the country is trying to divert millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine which have already been ordered, claiming the government has enough supply through to 2022.
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QAnon Is Spewing Racist Conspiracies About the Derek Chauvin Verdict - vice

QAnon Is Spewing Racist Conspiracies About the Derek Chauvin Verdict

In QAnon world, the trial was a sham, Chauvin is a “crisis actor,” and it’s all part of the deep state’s unending effort to take control of the country.
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Syria’s long-time ruler, Bashar Assad, submits candidacy for upcoming presidential election - rt

Syria’s long-time ruler, Bashar Assad, submits candidacy for upcoming presidential election

The Syrian president has put his name forward to run for a fourth term as the country’s leader in an election planned for May 26. The election has been widely criticized by opposition leaders and the US.
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Thousands gather in Berlin to protest more Covid restrictions as parliament debates giving Merkel’s govt power to impose lockdowns - rt

Thousands gather in Berlin to protest more Covid restrictions as parliament debates giving Merkel’s govt power to impose lockdowns

Demonstrators have gathered in the thousands in the German capital as the nation’s parliament debates whether to give Merkel’s government more power to impose lockdowns on areas with high Covid-19 infections.
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London Bridge station evacuated after ‘incident’ and trains diverted - metro

London Bridge station evacuated after ‘incident’ and trains diverted

'The police are everywhere evacuating the station and forcing people off the platforms.'
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Myanmar military’s violent post-coup crackdown displaces 250,000 – UN envoy - rt

Myanmar military’s violent post-coup crackdown displaces 250,000 – UN envoy

Violent clashes between the Myanmar military and anti-coup protesters in the wake of the junta’s coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi from power has displaced around 250,000 people, according to a UN envoy monitoring the situation.
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Biden Is Coming for ‘Ghost Guns’ — And He Doesn’t Even Need Congress

Biden Is Coming for ‘Ghost Guns’ — And He Doesn’t Even Need Congress

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President Joe Biden is coming for “ghost guns.”

The White House unveiled a package of proposals on Thursday aimed at tamping down gun violence, including an attempt to stop the proliferation of makeshift firearms without serial numbers known as “ghost guns.”

The announcement marks the first attempt by the Biden administration to take action on America’s epidemic of gun violence, in spite of Congressional partisan gridlock. Mass shootings in just the past few months have claimed lives in Atlanta, G, Boulder, CO, Frederick, MD and Jersey City, NJ. And the shootings have shown no sign of slowing down. 

Biden made his announcement in the Rose Garden Thursday, in front of an audience of survivors of gun violence, gun control activists, and law enforcement officials. 

“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. It is an international embarrassment,” said Biden. 

“Whether Congress acts or not, I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep people safe from gun violence.” 

Biden said he will order the Justice Department to introduce new regulations on ghost guns, which the White House noted are being sold as kits that can be assembled at home in as little as 30 minutes. 

Ghost gun kits were initially a niche hobby enjoyed by firearm enthusiasts. But the fact they’re not currently classified as firearms by the ATF means buyers are able to evade federal regulation, and the final completed gun  doesn’t have a serial number. 

That lack of a serial number has made them increasingly popular among criminals, creating a huge headache for investigators. According to the ATF, 30% of all guns recovered at crime scenes in California last year didn’t have serial numbers.

New presidential guidance will also cover stabilizing braces, which can be applied to pistols to enhance their aim and effectiveness. The new rules will seek to establish when a brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, a weapon that found itself in the national spotlight when a mass shooter used it to kill ten people at a supermarket in Colorado last month. 

The Biden administration said it will also invest in community-based violence interventions, and start issuing annual reports on firearms trafficking, and publish models of state legislation called “red flag” laws that give courts an avenue to temporarily confiscate guns from individuals who are deemed at-risk of harming themselves or others. 

Finally, the Biden administration will also nominate a fierce advocate for gun safety, David Chapman, to serve as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Chapman spent over two decades at ATF before joining the gun control advocacy group started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in 2011. 

“During his tenure, he disrupted firearms trafficking operations in Virginia that were supplying illegal guns to New York City,” Chapman’s bio on Giffords’ website says

Biden’s announcement marks the most significant progress his administration has made on gun control since he took office, but his orders fell short of some of the lofty promises he made during his campaign, which included reinstating the ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons, and optional buyback schemes to incentivize people to turn in their guns. 

But Biden also made it clear he expected Congress to use its Democrat majority to pursue gun control advocates’ holy grail: reinstating the assault weapon ban. 

“We should ban assault weapons with high capacity magazines in this country,” Biden said. He reminded listeners that he helped pass the original bill in 1994 when he was a U.S. Senator. “It wasn’t easy going up against the gun lobby,” Biden said. “But we did it and it saved lives.” 

The assault weapon ban expired in 2004. Since then, high-capacity weapons like the AR-15 have become a mainstay of American gun culture – and mass shootings. “Even law enforcement officials tell me they feel outgunned by assault weapons with high-capacity magazines,” said Biden. ”There’s no reason someone needs a weapon of war with 100 rounds — 100 bullets — that can be fired from that weapon. Nobody needs that.”

Guns and gun control are expected to be a major flashpoint for the Biden Administration, and the issue is already setting the stage for another tense debate over states rights. 

This week, preempting Biden action on firearms, Arizona’s governor signed legislation intending to block federal gun legislation. And over recent years, the “Second Amendment Sanctuary” movement —in which counties give their sheriffs the authority to ignore any state or federal gun control that they believe is unconstitutional – has rippled across the nation. 

“I know the conversation about guns in this country can be a difficult one,” said Biden. “But even here, there's much more common ground than anyone can believe. Everything that’s been proposed today is totally consistent with the second amendment.”

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