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Steep rise in US police deaths explained

A spike in law enforcement fatalities last year is linked to exposure to Covid in the line of duty and subsequent illness A recent report has indicated a 55% year-on-year rise in police fatalities across the US in 2021. Infection with…

Looking back at Bush’s blunders

From the tragic to the comic, here’s a recap of some of the standout foreign policy snafus of the George W. Bush years Newly released state papers reveal that George W. Bush admitted in 1998 he “did not know much about international…

Woman quarantines in plane toilet over positive Covid test

The US woman asked a flight attendant to lock her in the bathroom for 4 hours after taking the test during a trans-Atlantic journey A teacher from Chicago had to self-isolate in an airplane’s lavatory for four hours over concerns for the…

Amrapali Gan Appointed CEO of OnlyFans

HI INDIA NEWS DESK OnlyFans, a subscription based social media entity that provides connections between creators and their fans has appointed Indian American Amrapali “Ami” Gan as their Chief Executive Officer. Gan will be…

CNN staffer denies child sex charges

CNN producer John Griffin has pleaded not guilty to charges of child sex trafficking as he stands accused of luring children to his home for unlawful sexual activity. During an arraignment in a Vermont court on Wednesday, Griffin pleaded…

DC to ban unvaccinated from public spaces

Washington, DC has joined a growing number of cities around the US requiring proof of vaccination in order to enter a litany of public spaces, citing the rapid spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. “Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022,…

Biden reveals what could change his 2024 plans

US President Joe Biden has revealed that though he intends to run for reelection in 2024, his health and whether former President Donald Trump also decides to run are major factors that will decide his campaign’s fate. After being asked by…

US disavows ‘diplomat’ arrested in Turkey

The State Department acknowledged the man arrested in Turkey last month was a US citizen, but denied he was a diplomat. Ankara earlier said the man had tried to sell a fake diplomatic passport to a Syrian national. “We are aware of the…

Kamala Harris tested for Covid after exposure

The White House announced that US Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative for Covid-19 after she spent the day with a staffer who went on to test positive to the virus. Harris tested negative in both an antigen and PCR test after a…

Gambling pigeons & other US government waste exposed

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has released his seventh annual Festivus Report, aimed at highlighting wasteful government spending, with over $50 billion included in this year’s data. The report on government spending highlighted more than $52…

Congresswoman carjacked and robbed at gunpoint

A Democrat member of the US Congress has been carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) was not physically harmed, but her car and possessions were taken. Scanlon was…

Biden delays, but not cancels, student debt

Responding to calls from Democrats to cancel some or all of the $1.5 trillion in piled-up student debt, US President Joe Biden has announced the White House would extend the moratorium on repayments by another three months. In a statement…

Amazon limits Covid test kit purchases amid Omicron wave

Amazon has announced a limit to the number of at-home Covid test kits per customer as demand surges amid a rise in cases since the discovery of the Omicron variant. Walgreens and CVS also introduced purchase limits. Online retail giant…

Twitter sued, accused of acting ‘on behalf’ of US govt

Former New York Times reporter and outspoken critic of the US response to the Covid pandemic Alex Berenson is suing Twitter for suspending his account, claiming the platform “acted on behalf of the federal government. In the lawsuit, filed…

First Covid-19 pill treatment approved for emergency use in US

Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets against Covid have been given emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first pill treatment of this kind, it can be prescribed to high-risk patients aged 12 and older. “Today’s…

HI INDIA NEWS DESK WASHINGTON, DC - Indian-origin diplomat Uzra Zeya has been designated as a Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. She will also be tasked with promoting “substantive dialogue” between China and the Dalai Lama.…

The average Joe will lose 2 years of life

US life expectancy in 2020 has suffered an almost two-year drop, with the pandemic being one of the main drivers of excess death, newly released official data has shown. “Life expectancy for the US population in 2020 was 77.0 years, a…

Trump reveals why he didn’t pardon Snowden or Assange

Former President Donald Trump has said he was “very close to going the other way” on issuing a pardon for Julian Assange or Edward Snowden before he left the White House, ultimately deciding not to grant clemency to either. During an…
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