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Nick Rolovich: Washington State football coach loses job after refusing Covid-19 vaccination

A top US college football coach has been fired for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Washington State University (WSU) sacked Nick Rolovich, its highest-paid employee, and four of his assistants, for failing to meet a vaccine mandate. The mandate means all state workers in Washington have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose […]

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World

CIA removes Vienna chief for failing to appropriately respond to Havana syndrome outbreak

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) removed it’s Vienna chief for not responding appropriately to an outbreak of the mysterious Havana syndrome. Dozens of US personnel in the Austrian capital and their children have reported symptoms of the syndrome, according to the Washington Post. The condition first emerged at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, in […]

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India World

Kamala Harris reminds Narendra Modi and herself to ‘defend democratic principles and institutions’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington on Thursday, marking the first in-person meeting of Mr Modi and the highest-ranking Indian American in US history. Ms Harris is the first woman and first black and south Asian vice-president. Mr Modi congratulated Ms Harris on her historic position and invited her […]

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Insane

3,500-year-old clay tablet looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago heads back to Iraq

A 3,500-year-old clay tablet that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago is headed back to Iraq. Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was acquired by the company Hobby Lobby in 2014 for display in the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C authorities seized it in 2019, saying it was stolen […]

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Business

German media corporation Axel Springer to buy Washington based Politico for over $1 billion

Axel Springer, the German media corporation has agreed to buy the Washington-based Politico franchise for more than $1 billion. Politico’s tech news sibling Protocol is also included in the deal, which was announced on Thursday. Axel Springer and Politico already work together on a joint venture in Europe. Building on that connection, the two sides […]

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Insane World

Asian giant ‘murder’ hornet nest destroyed in Washington

The first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 has been eradicated in Washington, according to state officials. The nest was found by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in the base of a dead alder tree in rural Whatcom County. The nest consisted of nine layers of comb and had almost 1500 hornets in […]

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Insane

Man intentionally sinks car into Yakima river to ‘fill radiator with water’

Emergency services responded to a SUV submerged at the Yakima River and found that the driver did it intentionally. Passersby called and said they saw a blue Suburban in the water of the Yakima River near Century Landing in the gap south of Yakima and Union Gap. Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded and found the […]

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Insane World

Washington: Lookout ordered for ‘murder hornet’ after it was spotted attacking paper wasp nest in Blaine

Entomologists in Washington state are setting up traps and urging people to be on the lookout after a “murder hornet” was spotted attacking a paper wasp nest this week near the US-Canadian border. It’s the first confirmed sighting of a live “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet as they’re formally known, this year, according to […]

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World

China sanctions seven Americans including former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

China imposed sanctions on American individuals and originations¬†in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross. The counter-sanctions come days before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is due to visit China. The US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong were […]

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Washington, D.C. Shooting: 6-year-old killed, 5 wounded

A six-year-old girl was killed and five other adults were wounded in a shooting in Washington, DC, on Friday night, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 11:00pm in the southeast part of the district about 5 miles from the US Capitol. Metropolitan Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict said officers in the area […]

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Insane World

Cicada invasion grounds White House press charter flight

The White House press charter plane scheduled to leave Washington on Tuesday evening ahead of Joe Biden’s first trip abroad as president was delayed by cicadas, the noisy insects that have emerged after their nearly two decades of slumber. The chartered plane was scheduled to depart around 9:00pm ET but a new plane had to […]

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Insane

Seven suitcases with more than 170 pounds of marijuana seized in Atlanta

Four people were arrested and seven suitcases with more than 170 pounds of marijuana were seized after it arrived in Atlanta on a flight from Seattle, according to Atlanta Police. On May 26, an Atlanta Police Department K-9 dog alerted authorities to five suitcases that were unloaded from the flight and on their way to […]