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I stand with Ben Shapiro. Support Home Depot to own the libs!!!

https://twitter.com/BrentTerhune/status/1385300252522160128

Neighbor releases home surveillance video. The girl in pink was one quarter of a second away from...

https://twitter.com/MikeSington/status/1385284508736385027

Maker of Sinema's viral 'f--- off' ring donating profits to group fighting to raise minimum wage



A business that has come out as the maker of the “F--- Off” ring Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) was recently seen sporting in a viral photo said it will be donating all profits from sales of the accessory to a group fighting to raise minimum wage.

In pair of messages posted to Instagram this week, Yellow Owl Workshop said it appreciated the recent attention the senator brought to the ring and said it wanted to put its money “towards an organization that is fighting to protect workers and build systemic change.”

“At Yellow Owl we create fun stuff to express yourself but we are dead serious about social justice. We fully support at least a $15 minimum wage because EQUITY and DIGNITY LOOK GOOD on EVERYONE,” the business wrote in the posts.

As a result, the business said it will be donating all profits from sales of the ring “for the rest of the month" to National Employment Law Project, which fights to raise the federal minimum wage.

“Thank you to all of our customers, including Senator Sinema (D-Arizona) whose dollars allow us to pay well above San Francisco minimum wage and support our small woman-owned business that proudly holds values over profits,” the business said.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/549507-maker-of-sinemas-viral-f-k-off-ring-donating-profits-to-group-fighting-to


LeVar Burton Will Guest Host 'Jeopardy!' Fans Are Over the Rainbow.

This is “Jeopardy!” — with your host, LeVar Burton.

After a social media campaign to get Burton, a star of “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” into a guest-host slot on “Jeopardy!,” the show announced Wednesday that he would indeed step up in the last week of July.

“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said in a statement. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening.”

Fans were predictably thrilled.

“Butterfly in the sky, I’m twice as high about the @levarburton news!” one Twitter post read.

But there may have been one person even more excited than Burton’s fans: the actor himself.

“THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support!” he tweeted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/arts/television/levar-burton-jeopardy-host.html


https://twitter.com/levarburton/status/1384948157671411713

An unvaccinated worker set off an outbreak at a U.S. nursing home where most residents were immunize

Source: NYT

An unvaccinated health care worker set off a Covid-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Kentucky where the vast majority of residents had been vaccinated, leading to dozens of infections, including 22 cases among residents and employees who were already fully vaccinated, a new study reported Wednesday.

Most of those who were infected with the coronavirus despite being vaccinated did not develop symptoms or require hospitalization, but one vaccinated individual, who was a resident of the nursing home, died, according to the study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Altogether, 26 facility residents were infected, including 18 who had been vaccinated, and 20 health care personnel were infected, including four who had been vaccinated. Two unvaccinated residents also died.

The report underscores the importance of vaccinating both nursing home residents and health care workers who go in and out of the sites, the authors said. While 90 percent of the 83 residents at the Kentucky nursing home had been vaccinated, only half of the 116 employees had been vaccinated when the outbreak was identified in March of this year.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/health/vaccine-nursing-homes-infections.html

George Floyd's family reacts after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted...

https://twitter.com/business/status/1384636212577808389

The House has just rejected a Republican attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1384609063586181122

WATCH: Reps. Val Demings and Jim Jordan got in a screaming match during Tuesday's House Judiciary...

https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/1384561365814235142
You go, Rep. Demings! Good lawd, he is such an asshole.

Democrats adopting rule to limit Freedom Caucus delay tactics

House Democrats are planning to adopt a new rule on Tuesday that will prevent members of the House Freedom Caucus from demanding individual roll call votes on dozens of noncontroversial bills and consuming hours of floor time.

Lawmakers have grown frustrated in recent weeks as Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and several members of the Freedom Caucus have insisted upon roll call votes on bills that normally pass by voice vote.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that Democrats plan to adopt a rule that will allow consideration of the bills en bloc, meaning that one vote would serve as passage of multiple measures at once.

"There's overwhelming agreement among both the Republicans and the Democrats that these bills are in the best interests of our country, and therefore are non controversial, that they can be considered as they have been historically in a fashion which will not take the kind of time that we've been taking over the last two weeks," Hoyer told reporters.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/549233-democrats-adopting-new-rule-to-limit-freedom-caucus-from-demanding-votes-on

Katie Porter: Today, I'm signing on as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.

Today, I'm signing on as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Over the past few months, after conversations with environmental advocates and labor leaders, I worked with Congressional colleagues to strengthen pro-worker provisions in the legislation.

https://twitter.com/RepKatiePorter/status/1384529754553036802
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