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The U.S. Military Deploys Floating Dock System for Humanitarian Aid to Gaza In a move to provide much-needed aid to the people of Gaza, the U.S. military has begun the process of installing a floating dock system off the coast of the Gaza Strip. The installation of this system is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours, providing a new and innovative way to deliver humanitarian aid to the region. The dock system will be anchored 3 to 5 miles off the coast of Gaza, with aid being transferred onto a causeway on the beach. This humanitarian effort…

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Over 800 UCLA Faculty Call for Chancellor’s Resignation Following Violent Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations More than 800 faculty and staff members at UCLA are demanding the resignation of Chancellor Gene Block in response to recent attacks on pro-Palestinian student demonstrators and a violent police raid on a Gaza solidarity encampment on campus. A group of over 100 professors and teaching staff delivered a letter in support of the students involved in pro-Palestinian activism, urging Block to step down and calling for a vote of no confidence in his leadership. The faculty action comes amidst a wave of pro-Palestinian demonstrations and aggressive law…

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King Charles Too Busy to See Prince Harry During Visit to England During his recent visit to England to attend the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry reportedly found himself unable to meet with his father, King Charles. According to a spokesperson for the duke, King Charles was simply too busy to make time for a meeting with his son during his visit. Despite this missed opportunity for a father-son reunion, Prince Harry made a notable appearance at the Invictus Games service, sporting various medals including those from Queen Elizabeth. However, one medal was noticeably absent – his…

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American soldier, Army Staff Sgt. Gordon C. Black, has found himself in hot water after being jailed in Russia last week. Black was arrested on charges of “theft of personal property” after traveling to Vladivostok to visit his Russian ex-girlfriend. What makes Black’s case unique is his apparent sympathies towards Russia’s view of the war in Ukraine. Videos posted on his ex-girlfriend’s TikTok account show him repeating Moscow’s talking points and criticizing President Biden while praising former President Trump. It is still unclear if Black’s ex-girlfriend influenced his pro-Russia stance, as she can be seen teasing and criticizing him in…

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Netflix has officially announced the exciting cast lineup for the highly anticipated second season of its popular Addams Family spinoff series Wednesday, with actress Jenna Ortega set to lead the ensemble. However, fans may be shocked to learn that three regular cast members from Season 1 will not be returning in the same capacity for Season 2. One familiar face that viewers can look forward to seeing again is Jamie McShane, who will reprise his role as Sheriff Donovan Galpin as a guest star in the upcoming season. Speculation among fans suggests that Sheriff Galpin’s character may meet a dramatic…

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Russia has recently issued a stern warning to the United Kingdom, threatening to strike British military facilities in response to Ukrainian attacks with U.K.-supplied weapons. These threats come amidst plans for drills that will simulate the use of battlefield nuclear weapons, a move that has raised concerns about escalating tensions and the dangerous level of nuclear risk involved. The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that the upcoming drills will involve tactical nuclear weapons and will serve as a response to what they deem as provocative statements from Western officials regarding the Russian Federation. The announcement has been interpreted as a…

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The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower is currently gracing the night sky and is set to continue until May 28th. However, the highlight of this spectacular cosmic event is expected to be on the night of May 4th to 5th, Saturday into Sunday. Known for its fast and bright fireballs, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris left behind by the famous Halley’s Comet. This debris enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up, creating a dazzling display of shooting stars. While the shower is best viewed from the southern tropics, those in the Northern Hemisphere can…

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China is set to make history once again with the launch of the Chang’e 6 mission on Friday. This mission marks the first-ever attempt to collect rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon. The 53-day mission will send a spacecraft to the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth. The goal is to collect approximately 4.4 pounds of material from the lunar surface. The landing site within the South Pole-Aitken basin is of particular interest, as it is believed to be the site of an impact that occurred over 4 billion years ago.…

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is on the verge of a significant shift in drug policy, as it moves to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule III drug. This move recognizes the medical uses of marijuana and acknowledges its lower potential for abuse compared to other drugs. This reclassification, if approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget, could have far-reaching effects across the country. President Joe Biden’s administration has shown support for the reclassification, aligning with his previous call for a review of federal marijuana laws in 2022. Biden has also taken…

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Eli Lilly Raises Sales Forecast by $2 Billion for Weight-Loss Drug Zepbound Eli Lilly has seen a surge in demand for its weight-loss drug Zepbound, leading to the company raising its annual sales forecast by $2 billion. The increased demand and manufacturing capacity for Zepbound have caused shares of the pharmaceutical giant to rise nearly 6%. To meet the high demand for Zepbound and its related diabetes drug Mounjaro, significant production increases are expected in the second half of the year. Both drugs are currently facing shortages due to the overwhelming demand. In response, Eli Lilly is acquiring a manufacturing…

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