Florida sues Biden Administration, losing $150 million per year

DeSantis sues Biden administration over Canadian drug importation program – POLITICO Florida is suing the Food and Drug Administration over its failure to act on a plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The governor said the FDA was “unlawfully delaying” and “unreasonably delaying” the approval of the plan. DeSantis estimated importing cheaper drugs from Canada could save the Florida state government up to $150 million per year. Florida was the first state under …

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The Legacy of Princess Diana: 25 years after her death

Princess Diana’s legacy 25 years after her death – CBS Mornings Twenty-five years after her death, Princess Diana’s wardrobe continues to inspire a new generation. Recent films and TV shows like “Spencer,” “The Crown” and HBO Max’s documentary, “Princess” have renewed interest in Diana, introducing her to Millennials and Generation Z. As was true of the Netflix series reinvention of this wedding outfit, younger generations are imbibing her looks for a particular aesthetic. They like …

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Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, has died

Mikhail Gorbachev, who steered Soviet breakup, dead at 91 – The Associated Press Mikhail Gorbachev — the last leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 — has died at the age of 91. Gorbachev died following a prolonged illness, according to Russian state news agencies. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Gorbachev’s family and friends. The world leaders paid tribute to Gorbachev on Tuesday, with Joe Biden calling him a …

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Tensions flare as the US sends warships through Taiwan Strait

U.S. warships transit Taiwan Strait, first since Pelosi visit – Reuters The USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville entered the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, marking the first U.S. naval transit of the waterway since U.S.-China tensions flared up over House Speaker Nancy Pelosis’s visit to the island this month. John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told CNN that the two ships sent a clear message that the U.S. military would operate anywhere international …

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Missing Mexican students kept alive, then given to military

Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army – The Associated Press Mexican government officials leading a truth commission said Friday that six of 43 university students who “disappeared” in 2014 were kept alive for days in a warehouse before being handed over to a commander who ordered their killing. The military’s role in the students disappearance has long been a source of tension between families and the government. The Commission’s report said …

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Experiment boosts memory in older adults

Electric Brain Stimulation Experiment Boosts Memory in Older Adults – ScienceAlert 150 older adults were given low-dose electric impulses to certain parts of their brains for four days in a row. After treatment, most performed better on memory tests than they had previously, and the improvements persisted for up to one month. Researchers have developed a technique that uses electrical pulses to treat individuals with memory loss. They hope that eventually, this technology will become …

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China Expands Military Exercises

China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan – The Associated Press China announced on Monday that its army was expanding new military exercises and drills around Taiwan amid growing concerns over potential conflict in the region. The exercises included missile strikes, warplanes, and ships moving across the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Sunday that it had detected 66 planes and 14 naval vessels conducting exercises. The island’s military is on alert and will conduct …

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Signs of Water Found On Mars- Is It Habitable?

China’s rover makes surprising water discovery at Mars landing site – CNN China’s Zhurong rover found evidence suggesting that water persisted on Mars for much longer than expected. The rover landed in a basin that contained water during a time when many scientists believed Mars to be dry and cold. A new study found that the nakhlite rock in the Miller Range 03346 meteorite was shaped by liquid water 630 million years ago, but likely …

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U.K. Election May Prove to Be the Nail in the Coffin for Thatcherism

Conservatives in the United Kingdom (UK) are bracing for a drumming in upcoming local elections. According to a UK Daily Mail poll, voters could replace Conservatives with Labour in May’s local government elections. If the survey is correct, Conservatives could lose as many as 800 council seats. If things go as expected, Labour could see 20 councillors flip control on May 5. In Wandsworth, there could be a significant shift. The London borough was known as …

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Officials Caught Propping Up Chinese Communist Party by Preventing Discussion

In the 1990s and early 2000s, there was great hope that American investments in China would result in the communist nation shifting towards capitalism and democracy. That didn’t happen. Instead, author Isaac Stone Fish said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) manipulates business people who access its massive market. As a result, political elites and business people in the United States talk about China the way the CCP wants them to. After working for China …

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