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Even with Republican infighting, Democrats face significant headwinds in 2022

Even with Republican infighting, Democrats face significant headwinds in 2022

Democrats faced with holding the party’s majority in the House in 2022 watched with glee this week as Republican infighting reached its latest crescendo with the leadership ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney. But it’s their own party that faces the most noteworthy headwinds in their bid to keep control of the legislative body. A sweep…MORE

China says its Mars rover could land this weekend

China says its Mars rover could land this weekend

China could soon join the United States as the second country to land and operate a rover on Mars. Beijing’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe is expected to land on the red planet in the coming days, as early as Saturday morning (Friday night Eastern time), according to China’s space agency. The landing window extends until Wednesday.…MORE

Waterway under vital Memphis bridge reopens to maritime traffic

Waterway under vital Memphis bridge reopens to maritime traffic

The US Coast Guard said Friday that transit on the Mississippi River waterway under Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis has reopened after a crack forced the closure of the vital highway bridge. Earlier Friday, the Coast Guard said more than 60 vessels with over 1,000 barges had been held up on the river. An initial…MORE

Spencer Silver, the chemist who gave Post-it Notes their signature stick, dies at 80

Spencer Silver, the chemist who gave Post-it Notes their signature stick, dies at 80

Of the duo that created 3M’s now-ubiquitous Post-it Notes, Spencer Silver was, quite literally, the glue. Silver, a chemist from Texas, created the adhesive that gives Post-it Notes their stickiness. It took years for his colleague Art Fry to realize the specific genius of Silver’s invention. If it weren’t for Silver sticking by his adhesive,…MORE

Singer Tank reveals he’s going deaf

Singer Tank reveals he’s going deaf

R & B singer Tank is speaking out about losing his hearing, in an effort to help others who may face similar problems. The 45-year-old crooner and actor best known for tunes like “Maybe I Deserve” and “When We” took to his verified Instagram account to post a video about what he’s been going through,…MORE

White House not bending to pressure from progressives to condemn Israel

White House not bending to pressure from progressives to condemn Israel

President Joe Biden and the White House are showing little willingness to bend to pressure from liberal Democrats calling for more robust condemnation of Israel’s actions amid the worst regional violence in years. Speaking at the White House, Biden said he did not detect a disproportionate response to Hamas’ rocket attacks from Israel, which has…MORE

House strikes deal to create independent January 6 commission

House strikes deal to create independent January 6 commission

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee struck a deal to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, breaking a months-long logjam between House leaders about how to structure the independent panel. House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and the panel’s ranking Republican,…MORE

‘Pride’ offers snapshots in the battle for LGBTQ rights across the decades

‘Pride’ offers snapshots in the battle for LGBTQ rights across the decades

“Pride” offers an off-the-beaten-track history of LGBTQ experiences and activism in the US from the 1950s to the present, with different filmmakers undertaking each decade/episode. Even diced up that way it’s a lot to cover, most effective when it comes to highlighting key individuals and moments than connecting those dots. Indeed, the format of this…MORE

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