Author: Katie Evans

Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Cornell University on Monday after graphic antisemitic threats were posted online over the weekend. The governor said state police are stepping up security at college campuses across the state. Jewish students at Columbia University spoke out as well, saying they, too, feel unsafe. On Sunday at Cornell, the FBI was called to investigate the messages posted online as graphic threats of murder, sexual violence and comparison to animals. At one point, students and staff were asked to avoid the school’s Center for Jewish Living out of an abundance of caution. On Monday at Columbia, senior Noa Fay joined other Jewish students in demanding the…

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The sparklers will shine in Manhattan on November 7 There are a ton of French phrases that succinctly capture sensations way better than some collection of sounds like, say, ‘and you were in my dream, too but you were not you.’ Also related to the unconscious mind, there’s déjà rêvé, for when you’re pretty sure that something happening right now already occurred during those brief, sweet, rapid eye movement moments. Presque vu is for when you’re poised for a breakthrough that never quite cracks. Then, there’s good old déjà vu, the most famed of them all, the one you reach…

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The Fulton County district attorney’s office has secured pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood as a witness in its Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and 18 others, according to a court filing Wednesday. Wood, however, said in social media posts Wednesday night that he has not “flipped” on the former president despite being subpoenaed as a prosecution witness. “I have NO knowledge of TRUTH that can be used in any way against President Trump … I support President Trump 117%!!!” he wrote in a post on his Telegram channel. According to Wednesday’s court filing, other witnesses for the state include…

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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is again calling for “mental competency tests” for aging US leaders, after Senator Mitch McConnell froze up at a news conference again. “The Senate is the most privileged nursing home in the country,” Ms Haley told Fox News. Mr McConnell, 81, stared into space for more than 30 seconds when asked this week if he would run for re-election. A doctor has medically cleared him to work. He had a similar lapse in July. Mr McConnell has led the Senate Republicans since 2006 and has built a reputation as a ruthless political tactician who keeps…

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Handbag and accessories company Vera Bradley Inc. stock rose nearly 3% after it reported strong second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The Fort Wayne-based company has seen its stock rise 78% in the past year. Chief Executive Officer Jackie Ardrey initiated a reorganization early in 2023. She said Wednesday that effort is beginning to pay off. Changes included reducing expenses, improving inventory, and eliminating some of the company’s leadership. Ardrey said in a statement as part of the earnings report, “One of our key goals this year is to stabilize revenues. We continue to make progress on that front, with second quarter…

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Following Florida’s recent ban on certain courses that were deemed “too woke,” school curricula statewide are starting to look very different from those in the rest of the country. Luckily, these Florida classes provide a more than sufficient education for real Americans, and offer instruction in a broad variety of subjects. Psychology Now that A.P. psychology courses have been banned, Florida schools will provide an alternative, teaching students how to recognize various disorders such as Queerness, Being Trans, the Woke-Mind Virus, or the mental illness that affects millions: General Liberalism Disorder. African American Studies In Florida’s new African American-studies class, students will…

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Colombo (25/7 – 30.77) In his book “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International Community,” terrorism expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna emphasizes the importance of de-radicalizing Islamic ideology to effectively combat Islamic terrorism. He identifies Wahhabism or Salafism as the root of Islamic terrorism, rapidly spreading worldwide through modern communication tools. Gunaratna warns that merely arresting perpetrators after attacks is insufficient; the focus should be on preventing radicalization in the first place. The Easter Sunday bombings in April 2019, which claimed over 200 lives, were fuelled by extremist ideologies inspired by events in the Middle East and Islamic extremists…

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Paris, Brussels (29/7 – 75) Kazakhstan has started arbitration proceedings against companies developing Kashagan and Karachaganak oilfields, over US$13 billion and $3.5 billion respectively in costs deducted as part of profit-sharing deals, its Energy Minister said on April 11. “I can only say these lawsuits have been filed in the interest of the people of Kazakhstan,” Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev told reporters, declining to provide any further details about the claims. The offshore Kashagan field in northern part of the Caspian Sea, one of the biggest discoveries in recent decades, is being developed by Italian Eni, British Shell, French TotalEnergies,…

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Jungkook will kickstart his solo career and his upcoming song “Seven” by opening for the 2023 Summer Concert Series at New York’s Central Park. The annual summer concert, organized by ABC talk show “Good Morning America,” will take place on Friday. Jungkook will start the event with his official solo debut track “Seven,” the first time he has taken in the Summer Concert Series as a solo artist. His band BTS appeared at the event in 2019. Meanwhile, BTS’s book “Beyond the Story” hit bookstore shelves on Sunday in tandem with “ARMY Day,” the date when the name of BTS’s official fan club, ARMY,…

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There are two more cases of locally acquired malaria in Sarasota County, according to the Florida Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to six in the state. At the end of June, the Florida department issued a statewide mosquito-borne illness advisory following the initial four cases of malaria. The Texas Department of State Health Services said on Friday that it is still aware of only one case of malaria there, but they are still on the lookout for other cases. Texas is also monitoring the region’s mosquito population for the disease. These locally acquired cases of malaria…

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