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Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory national service

The Conservative Party has said it would bring back mandatory national service if it wins the general election. It said 18-year-olds would have a choice of either joining the military full-time, or volunteering one weekend every month carrying out a community service. The party is proposing a Royal Commission to consider the details but would plan for the first teenagers to take part in September 2025. The cost is expected to be around £2.5bn per year.
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Some of Arizona's indicted fake electors want your spare change to help with legal bills

Published 2:50 p.m. ET May 25, 2024 Six of the fake electors indicted in Arizona are turning to fundraising appeals to help finance their legal defense. Michael and Kelli Ward are the only Arizonans seeking financial support so far. The other four indicted individuals are continuing campaigns they apparently started due to their involvement in other cases related to the 2020 presidential election. All of them have accounts on GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site that also collects prayer ...

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Alex Jones Gets OK From Judge To Sell Game Ranch For $2.8 Million In Bankruptcy Case

May 25, 2024, 01:40 PM EDT Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and defamer of Sandy Hook families, has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge to sell his Texas game ranch amid his bankruptcy case. On Wednesday, U.S. Judge Christopher Lopez approved a $2.8 million sale of Jones’ 127-acre ranch as part of his Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, according to court documents. Jones declared bankruptcy in 2022 when juries in two states found him liable for hundreds of millions in damages after he spe ...

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US officials say North Korea may be planning military action to create chaos ahead of US election, report says

May 25, 2024, 8:35 AM EDT US officials are preparing for potential North Korean military action — possibly encouraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin — in the run-up to the US election in November, NBC News reported, citing six senior US officials. Such a move could be designed to create chaos in another part of the world as the election process ramps up, they said. "We have no doubt that North Korea will be provocative this year. It's just a matter of how escalatory it is," on ...

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New York man pleads guilty to snatching officer's pepper spray during US Capitol riot

7h An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to charges that he snatched away a police officer's can of pepper spray during a chaotic clash with officers guarding the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Troy Weeks, 38, was among a group that tried to overwhelm officers who were blocking an entryway to the building as supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol grounds in protest of Trump's election loss. He has pleade ...

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'You're a menace to our society' New Jersey electrician sentenced to 12 years in prison

'You're a menace to our society' | New Jersey electrician sentenced to 12 years in prison for assaulting multiple officers on Jan. 6 Author: Jordan Fischer Published: 5:26 PM EDT May 24, 2024 Updated: 5:27 PM EDT May 24, 2024 WASHINGTON — A federal judge sentenced a former New Jersey electrician to 12 years in prison Friday for assaulting at least a half dozen officers during the Capitol riot. Christopher Joseph Quaglin, 38, of North Brunswick, was convicted last July of 14 counts, including ...

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Trump campaign sends cease and desist letter to block release of biopic The Apprentice

3 hours ago Donald Trump’s attorneys have reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to the producers of The Apprentice, seeking to prevent the unauthorized biopic from gaining a release in the United States. The film, directed by Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, stars Sebastian Stan as a young Donald Trump and Succession’s Jeremy Strong as his mentor, the lawyer and political fixer Roy Cohn. Stan is best known for playing the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Apprentice premi ...

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Trump Pressures Republicans to Pass a Law to Keep Him Out of Jail Forever

May 24, 2024 Donald Trump likes to tell anyone who will listen that he’s absolutely convinced he will win his 2024 rematch against President Joe Biden. And, according to people who’ve spoken to the ex-president about this, Trump also seems convinced that if he wins another four years in the White House, state prosecutors will still be waiting for him on the other side of his term — ready to put him on trial, or even in prison, just as they are now. To avoid such risks, the former and perhaps ...

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'Sedition Panda' convicted of assaulting officer on Jan. 6 after judge calls defense argument 'absurd'

May 24, 2024, 12:34 PM EDT Jesse James Rumson wears a panda headpiece in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.U.S. District Court for D.C. WASHINGTON — A Jan. 6 rioter dubbed "Sedition Panda" for the costume head he wore when he stormed the Capitol has been convicted on each of the eight charges he faced, including assaulting a police officer. Jesse James Rumson was convicted Friday of assaulting Prince George’s County Cpl. Scott Ainsworth, a lifelong Republican who ...

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Louisiana is first state to classify abortion drugs as controlled dangerous substances after GOP governor signs bill

Published 6:04 PM EDT, Fri May 24, 2024 CNN -- Louisiana Republican Gov. Jeff Landry has signed a bill classifying the abortion-inducing drugs misoprostol and mifepristone as Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances, a first-of-its-kind law that places them in the same category as narcotics and depressants. Under the law, which took effect with the governor's signature, it is now a crime to possess the abortion medication without a prescription, as well as to give the drugs to a person wi ...

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Trump loudly booed at Libertarian convention when he asks attendees to 'nominate me or at least vote for me'

2 hrs ago - Former President Donald Trump was loudly and consistently booed throughout his speech Saturday at the Libertarian Party’s national convention, particularly when he asked attendees to “nominate me or at least vote for me.” The heckling ... (CNN)

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

5 hrs ago - NEW YORK (AP) — Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book” and “Chit ... (AP)

Groups claim South Florida districts are racially gerrymandered for Hispanics in lawsuit

5 hrs ago - May 25, 2024, 3:04 PM MIAMI -- Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, claiming they were racially gerryma ... (ABC News/AP)

New York man pleads guilty to snatching officer's pepper spray during US Capitol riot

6 hrs ago - 7h An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to charges that he snatched away a police officer's can of pepper spray during a chaotic clash with officers guarding the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot. Federal prosecutors said Frid ... (msn/AP)

Some of Arizona's indicted fake electors want your spare change to help with legal bills

6 hrs ago - Published 2:50 p.m. ET May 25, 2024 Six of the fake electors indicted in Arizona are turning to fundraising appeals to help finance their legal defense. Michael and Kelli Ward are the only Arizonans seeking financial support so far. The other four i ... (USA Today)

Watchdog demands SCOTUS create ethics code 'enforcement mechanism' to investigate 'crisis'

7 hrs ago - May 25th, 2024, 2:13 pm A federal watchdog group has penned an open letter to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, demanding the creation of an “enforcement mechanism” for its otherwise toothless code of conduct amid the ongoing ... (Law & Crime)

US aid vessels at Gaza pier disrupted by rough seas

7 hrs ago - 05/25/2024 01:29 PM EDT The transfer of aid from four U.S. Army vessels through the newly completed Gaza pier was disrupted by rough seas Saturday morning, the latest hiccup in a bumpy rollout of the pier’s operation. According to the U.S. Centr ... (Politico)

Alex Jones Gets OK From Judge To Sell Game Ranch For $2.8 Million In Bankruptcy Case

8 hrs ago - May 25, 2024, 01:40 PM EDT Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and defamer of Sandy Hook families, has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge to sell his Texas game ranch amid his bankruptcy case. On Wednesday, U.S. Judge Christopher Lopez approv ... (Huff Post)

Feds tell agencies to support domestic violence victims seeking time off

9 hrs ago - May 25, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EDT The revolting video of Sean “Diddy” Combs hurling Cassie Ventura, his former girlfriend, to the floor, then kicking and dragging her, brutally demonstrates the need to protect domestic abuse victims. There are ... (Washington Post)

Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory national service

9 hrs ago - The Conservative Party has said it would bring back mandatory national service if it wins the general election. It said 18-year-olds would have a choice of either joining the military full-time, or volunteering one weekend every month carrying out a ... (BBC)

US, Chinese defense chiefs to meet following Taiwan tension

10 hrs ago - May 25, 2024 4:49 AM Washington — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet his Chinese counterpart, the Pentagon announced Friday, after Beijing carried out war games around Taiwan in a sign to the U.S.-backed democracy's new leader. The P ... (VOA/Agence France-Presse)

US officials say North Korea may be planning military action to create chaos ahead of US election, report says

11 hrs ago - May 25, 2024, 8:35 AM EDT US officials are preparing for potential North Korean military action — possibly encouraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin — in the run-up to the US election in November, NBC News reported, citing six senior U ... (Business Insider)

Biden at West Point: "I'm determined" to keep U.S. soldiers out of war in Ukraine

12 hrs ago - Updated 2 hours ago President Biden assured onlookers at a commencement speech on Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that the country "will not walk away" from Ukraine during the Israel-Hamas war. He also reinforced limits to Americ ... (Axios)

TSA sets new record for number of travelers screened in a single day

13 hrs ago - May 25, 2024 / 10:28 AM EDT The Transportation Security Administration announced it screened more than 2.95 million airline passengers on Friday, setting a new record for a single day. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the agency said Saturd ... (CBS News)

Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag 'signal of distress'

13 hrs ago - In January 2021, Martha-Ann Alito said the flag, a symbol embraced by election deniers, was raised outside her home in response to a neighborhood dispute. The wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. told a Washington Post reporter in Janua ... (WaPo)

G7 aims to use frozen Russian assets to help 'desperate' Ukraine

14 hrs ago - May 25, 2024 11:09 AM EDT Updated an hour ago STRESA, Italy May 25 (Reuters) - The G7 will explore ways to use the future income from frozen Russian assets to boost funding for war-torn Ukraine, finance chiefs from the Group of Seven industrial democ ... (Reuters)

Fort Pierce Post Office flies upside down flag, symbol of "Stop the Steal" election deniers.

14 hrs ago - FORT PIERCE -- A star-spangled banner flew upside down Wednesday at the United States Post Office on Orange Avenue, days after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito faced criticism for years-old pictures of the same sight at his home. The upside-do ... (Treasure Coast Newspapers)

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

15 hrs ago - Updated 3:53 AM EDT, May 25, 2024 TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territor ... (AP)

Jackie Robinson Is Rebuilt in Bronze in Colorado After Theft of Statue From Kansas Park

16 hrs ago - May 25, 2024, 12:05 AM LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kansas, a replacement bronze statue of t ... (US News and World Report/AP)

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's medical procedure is over, resumed functions and duties

17 hrs ago - May 24, 2024, 9:56 PM Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has returned home following his "non-surgical medical procedure" on Friday, and his since resumed his duties, said Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon's top spokesman. Austin underwent the two-and-a- ... (ABC News)

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