"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." -- Michael Rivero

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Albert Calibet, 59, never returned from a hike on a Greek island amid extreme temperature warnings

A retired Los Angeles County deputy never returned home from his vacation on a Greek island - now, his family is working tirelessly to find him. 

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US passes on WNBA rookie Caitlin Clark, prioritizes experience on Olympic women's basketball team

WNBA star Caitlin Clark's exclusion from the women's national team at the 2024 Olympic Games has sparked disappointment among basketball fans across the country, though some told Fox News Digital they understand the choice.

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The two strains were shown to be resistant to Tamiflu, researchers found

A new "dual mutant" strain of H1N1 influenza could pose a threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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That 70s Show’ star made comments last week that AI could replace many aspects of filmmaking

Ashton Kutcher is addressing the backlash he's faced after saying artificial intelligence could essentially replace a multitude of roles in the entertainment industry.

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(SQAUK) — The Idaho state government has enacted a controversial policy, shutting down 500,000 acres of farmland, which has sent shockwaves through the agricultural community. The decision, aimed at addressing long-standing environmental concerns, has sparked outrage among farmers and raised significant economic and social questions about the future of agriculture in the region.

On June 10, 2024, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced an emergency measure to halt farming activities on half a million acres across the state. The affected areas are primarily in the Snake River Plain, known for its rich soil and diverse crop production. This region alone contributes significantly to Idaho’s agricultural output, including staples such as potatoes, wheat, barley, and sugar beets, and its economic importance extends beyond agriculture, with industries such as food processing and equipment manufacturing also heavily reliant on the region’s productivity.

The decision was made due to increasing evidence of severe environmental degradation, such as water shortages leading to crop failures, soil erosion causing loss of arable land, and habitat destruction threatening local wildlife. The state’s Environmental agencies have warned for years that unregulated agricultural practices, including excessive water usage and overuse of chemical fertilizers, were depleting natural resources and destabilizing the ecosystem.

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(SQAUK) — In the dense and mysterious forests of upstate New York, the night of February 2, 2018, stands out as one of the most unforgettable and terrifying experiences for two friends. One shared his encounter on Vic Cundiff’s renowned podcast, “Dogman Encounters.” This episode delves into a chilling account involving a man and his friend, Gene, who came face-to-face with a creature of legend while driving a Honda Razor on a dirt road.

The story unfolds in the remote wilderness of upstate New York, known for its dense forests that seem to close in on you, winding dirt roads that twist and turn unpredictably, and an eerie sense of isolation that descends like a shroud once the sun goes down. It was a typical cold February night, with the winter chill sinking into your bones, adding an extra layer of tension to the dark, lonely roads. The air was crisp and still; the only sound was the crunch of their tires on the gravel and the distant hoot of an owl.

The man’s name was withheld for privacy reasons, but he shared how he and Gene went on a late-night drive in a Honda Razor, a popular all-terrain vehicle designed for rugged landscapes. The two friends frequently explored backroads, seeking adventure and the excitement of the open night.

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(SQAUK) MIAMI, FL. — Miami is facing historic flooding, causing widespread displacement of residents, significant damage to infrastructure, and urgent calls for better climate resilience measures.

The experts are describing the unprecedented flooding that started last week. This occurred due to high tides, a powerful storm system, and rising sea levels. These three factors overwhelmed Miami’s flood defenses, causing widespread inundation. Streets turned into rivers, homes were submerged, and power outages became common as the city’s infrastructure struggled to cope.

Amidst the catastrophic flooding, the bravery and resilience of many Miami residents shine through. Emergency services have been working tirelessly to evacuate people trapped in their homes and provide shelter for those who have been displaced. Local schools, community centers, and sports arenas have transformed into temporary shelters, a testament to the community’s strength in adversity. Despite the limited access to essential services, residents are navigating the crisis with remarkable courage, and their emotional strength is palpable.

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Five potentially hazardous asteroids threatening Earth

1. 2023 DZ2 

  • Size: 50-100 meters in diameter
  • Speed: 17.5 km/s
  • Risk: Classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid by NASA
  • Flyby Date: March 27, 2024
  • Details: 2023 DZ2 passed safely within 350,000 km of Earth. Though its size is relatively small, an impact could have caused significant regional damage.

2. 2024 LZ2

  • Size: 19.2 meters in diameter
  • Speed: 10.62 km/s
  • Risk: Close approach, minimal risk of impact
  • Flyby Date: June 14, 2024
  • Details: This high speed, combined with its proximity, categorizes it as a potentially hazardous asteroid, although it will safely miss Earth by a considerable margin.

3. 2022 AE1

  • Size: 120-160 meters in diameter
  • Speed: 25 km/s
  • Risk: Medium risk of impact, potential of severe consequences
  • Flyby Date: August 5, 2024
  • Details: 2022 AE1 is notable for its size and speed. It will come within 200,000 km of Earth. Due to its larger size, an impact could have severe consequences, warranting continuous observation.
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(SQAUK) — Satellite images have exposed extensive graveyards of Tesla vehicles, clearly visible even from space. These sprawling junkyards are overflowing with decommissioned electric cars, igniting a heated environmental debate about the sustainability of electric vehicle (EV) disposal practices.

Located primarily in California and Nevada regions, these graveyards are vast, some spanning several football fields in size. Rows upon rows of Teslas, many still recognizable by their sleek designs, are parked in an orderly fashion yet eerily lifeless. The images, first captured by private satellite companies and now circulating widely, offer a stark visual of the accumulation of end-of-life EVs.

Environmental science and waste management experts are sounding the alarm about these vehicle graveyards’ potential long-term ecological impacts. While electric cars are lauded for their role in reducing carbon emissions, their disposal presents significant challenges. The batteries, in particular, contain hazardous materials that, if not correctly managed, could have severe environmental consequences.

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(SQAUK) — The extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a case that has captured global attention, commenced on June 9 in London. The hearing marks a significant development in the lengthy legal battle that has been the focus of international scrutiny. Assange, who has been fighting extradition to the United States, appeared in court as his defense team prepared to argue against the charges brought by U.S. authorities.

The U.S. government is seeking to charge the 52-year-old Australian activist and journalist with a series of serious crimes related to his role in publishing classified documents through WikiLeaks. These charges, which include 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, could potentially lead to a sentence of up to 175 years in prison if Assange is extradited and convicted in the U.S.

The case, which dates back to 2010, was triggered by WikiLeaks’ release of a series of explosive documents, including the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and U.S. diplomatic cables. These leaks, which exposed various military and diplomatic operations, sparked a global debate over government transparency and the public’s right to know. However, U.S. authorities argue that Assange’s actions endangered national security and put lives at risk.

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(SQAUK) — When discussing the greatest rappers of all time, names like Tupac, Biggie, and Jay-Z often dominate the conversation. However, one frequently overlooked name is Sir Mix-A-Lot, the Seattle-based rapper who broke barriers for the West Coast hip-hop scene and laid a blueprint for independent artists in the music industry. Despite his massive hit “Baby Got Back,” which remains a cultural phenomenon, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s broader contributions to rap are often underrated. This article delves into his history, the impact of his seminal album “Swass,” and his savvy business acumen that set him apart in the industry.

Born Anthony Ray in Seattle, Washington, Sir Mix-A-Lot grew up with a deep passion for music. In the early 1980s, the hip-hop scene was burgeoning, but Seattle was far from the epicenter of this cultural explosion. Undeterred, Sir Mix-A-Lot began to carve out a niche by blending his love for bass-heavy beats with a keen sense of humor and social commentary, a unique style that would later become his trademark and influence the hip-hop genre.

In 1986, Sir Mix-A-Lot co-founded his label Nastymix Records with DJ Nasty Nes. This move was revolutionary for the time, giving him complete control over his music and marketing. His debut album, “Swass,” was released in 1988, and it became a cornerstone of West Coast rap, showcasing his innovative spirit.

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(SQAUK) — On September 11, 2001, a series of unprecedented and horrifying events unfolded in New York City. The United States came under attack as two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. Amid the chaos and confusion, emergency responders received numerous 9-1-1 calls, including alarming reports of a shoulder-fired missile being launched from the upper terrace of the Woolworth Building.

At around 8:46 AM, American Airlines Flight 11 collided with the North Tower of the World Trade Center, followed by United Airlines Flight 175 hitting the South Tower at 9:03 AM. These crashes caused significant structural damage and resulted in large fires engulfing the upper floors of both skyscrapers. Many individuals were trapped inside the buildings, either trying to escape or waiting for rescue.

New York City’s emergency call centers were flooded with frantic calls from inside the towers and witnesses on the ground. Operators worked tirelessly to provide guidance and reassurance, but the high volume of calls overwhelmed the system. Many callers described harrowing scenes of destruction, fire, and smoke, pleading for help as they fought to survive.

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Demand for skilled workers is driving up salaries in trade jobs -- here are the ones that pay the best\

Trade jobs in the U.S. are in a renaissance with high demand for skilled workers and w

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This election will serve as a referendum on which party will ensure the safety and security of all Americans

The five most dangerous cities in America share a common thread: they are all governed by Democrats.

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The president's son is now a convicted felon and foreign nationals with concerning ties to terror are nabbed in the US: Test your knowledge with this week's News Quiz

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Robert F Kennedy Jr told Piers Morgan on Thursday that he opposes proposals for a ceasefire in Gaza but supports "de-Nazification."

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Gun Owners of America, the Mountain States Legal Fund and Firearms Policy Coalition react to Biden's guilty verdict

Pundits say politics makes strange bedfellows, but what about a criminal conviction? 

 

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One Secret Service personnel suggested that Commander Biden get a muzzle, following an attack

President Biden reportedly witnessed multiple attacks by Commander, his ferocious dog, to U.S. Secret Service (USSS) personnel – with one urging the use of a muzzle, newly released records show.

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Entrepreneur tells Fox News Digital you can 'make yourself incredibly valuable without paying a dime'

Concerns about the rising cost of tuition and university campus culture are driving a significant number of Americans away from higher education, and entrepreneurs who skipped out on a four-year degree are urging others to follow suit.

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Erving believErving believes the world stage is 'much more physical' than the WNBA

Caitlin Clark not being a part of USA Basketball's 12-woman Olympics squad this year has sparked controversy, as many believe she should be a part of the team due to her skill and marketable stardom. es the world stage is 'much more physical' than the WNBA

Caitlin Clark not being a part of USA Basketball's 12-woman Olympics squad this year has sparked controversy, as many believe she should be a part of the team due to her skill and marketable stardom. 

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Legend says the rare birth of a white bison is believed to mean 'better times' are ahead

A photographer who was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare white bison calf that was reportedly born at Yellowstone National Park has shared images of the potentially sacred sighting.

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Three adults and two children were taken to a hospital in stable condition after being exposed to the chemical agent

Five people in Ohio were reportedly injured Thursday from a chemical reaction while getting their swimming pool ready for the summer season.

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Trump will likely announce VP pick during the Republican National Convention, which will be held in July in Milwaukee

Former President Trump said he has "sort of a pretty good idea" of who his vice presidential running mate will be but will probably announce his selection during this summer's Republican National Convention. 

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A Secret Service agent on Vice President Kamala Harris' detail was led away in handcuffs after punching a supervisor during an April altercation at an airbase

Secret Service officials will give a bipartisan briefing to Congress to answer questions about training and recruiting issues regarding an agent on Vice President Kamala Harris’s protective detail who attacked her supervisor. 

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Vice President Kamala Harris admitted she’s picked up a bad habit since taking office in 2021 — she’s been cursing more than she ever has before.

During a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the reporter asked

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Actress Gina Carano’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm might be able to move forward three years after she was fired from the “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian,” a judge indicated on Wednesday.

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Kate Winslet decided to kiss and tell when it comes to her “Titanic” costar Leonardo DiCaprio, admitting that as romantic as their onscreen kiss looked, it was “not all it’s cracked up to be.”

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Music manager Scooter Braun said “hatred and fear” will not make him take down his exhibit that honors all those who were killed at the Nova Music Festival by Hamas on October 7.

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An 82-year-old Washington woman has sued her local YMCA-operated city pool after being banned from the facility for speaking out against a man using the women’s locker room.

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