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Jim Caviezel – Jesus from The Passion of the Christ – gets backlash for promoting QAnon ‘adrenochroming of children’ conspiracy theory

Jim Caviezel promoted a conspiracy theory at a right-wing convention (Picture: Getty)The Passion of the Christ actor Jim Caviezel promoted a QAnon conspiracy theory that children are being drained of their blood. The actor, who played Jesus in the 2004 film, appeared virtually at a right-wing convention in Oklahom to talk about his new film Sound of Freedom. In the film he plays former Department of Homeland Security special agent Timothy Ballad who quit his job to rescue children from sex traffickers. The Person of Interest star spoke about trafficking and made reference to ‘the adrenochroming of children’. This comes from a ridiculous belief baselessly held by QAnon followers, which claims there are a group of celebrities and politicians who harvest and drink the blood of childr

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Amid Newsom’s ‘recall reopening,’ it’s time to restore checks-and-balances

If there’s one thing that’s consistent with Gov. Gavin Newsom during the pandemic, it’s inconsistency. Constantly moving goalposts have caused more economic harm in California than anywhere else in the country. While our unemployment rate hovers at around nine percent, one of the highest, more than 19,000 business have closed their doors forever.  Many others remain on the brink of collapse. Understandably, the frustration and anger is palpable among businesses owners, parents, students, and millions of Californians struggling to access unemployment benefits. The ever-changing and inconsistent rules do not appear based on science or data as the governor promised.  One week we are bogged down by complicated and obtuse rules based on color-coded tiers, and the next we are told things look so

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State should help Californians through the pandemic, not cut lifelines

With Californians now seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, there still are many things the state government should do to help residents and businesses make it through – but cutting a lifeline that allows people to have food and other necessities delivered to their doorsteps definitely isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, that’s what would happen under Assembly Bill 286, introduced by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, and Alex Lee, D-San Jose. The bill would place a statewide cap on food delivery service commissions – an unnecessary restriction that would make it financially impossible for technology platforms like DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, and GrubHub to continue serving Californians in many areas. These delivery services have been very beneficial to Californians,

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Even After Brownies, My Favorite Bakeware Remained Unstained

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/Made InScouting Report: This bakeware set isn’t just beautiful, it’s sturdy, and has the potential to last a lifetime. I’ve been baking a lot more recently, and so when I found out that one of my favorite cookware companies and makers of my favorite skillet, Made In, was coming out with a new bakeware set, I was excited as can be. Now that I’ve tried it, I’m here to say the only issue is if you get these pieces, you’ll want to use them every single day. When I first got the set in the mail, I was blinded. The set is so white, thanks to its porcelain design, made from a 202-year old recipe, and features a red or white trim that is a beautiful touch. But I thought, there’s no way this will stay this white. Low and behold, after baking brownies, ...

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Politics

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States. More than 22,000 migrant children are in government custody as of Thursday, with 10,500 sleeping on cots at convention centers, military bases and other large venues likened to hurricane evacuation shelters with little space to play and no privacy. More than 2,500 are being held by border authorities in substandard facilities. The government failed to prepare for a big increase in children traveling alone as President Joe Biden ended some of his predecessor's hardline immigration policies and decid

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Entertainment

Jake Paul Wins Fight With Ex-UFC Fighter Ben Askren With First Round Knockout

Jake Paul; Ben AskrenWhat can you say about a boxing match that doesn't even last a full round? That's what happened in the heavily promoted matchup between Youtuber Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Ben Askren, which took place Saturday as the main event at the Triller Fight Club.  In fact, it didn't even last a full minute. Askren barely connected if at all, and Paul took him out with a hard right. Askren recovered quickly from the knockdown but the referee ended it anyway, even as Askren tried to go on. That was it. The whole thing. After the match, Paul said, "I deserved that shit."  "This is the craziest moment of my life," he continued, "I told y'all I was going to do it in the first round. I told y'all I'm a real fighter. I don't know how many times I got to prove myself that this i

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Chris Wallace Confronts GOP Senator for Questioning Biden’s Mental Fitness: ‘Is That Helpful?’

Fox NewsFox News anchor Chris Wallace pressed Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on his recent tweet that questioned President Joe Biden’s mental fitness and seemingly suggested Biden’s a Manchurian candidate, asking the senator on Sunday if comments like that are “helpful.” Circling back to the concerted efforts during the 2020 election by Republicans and conservative media to paint the 78-year-old Biden as struggling with cognitive decline, Cornyn referenced a recent Politico article while pondering that someone else is actually in charge of the federal government. “The president is not doing cable news interviews,” he tweeted. “Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews...

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Premier League threatens to ban ‘big six’ over European Super League plans

The Premier League warns clubs considering breaking away (Picture: Getty)The Premier League, their European counterparts and UEFA have released a joint statement condemning plans for a European Super League and will consider banning any teams that take part. 12 clubs from England, Spain and Italy have been in talks to join a new league format which would bring an end to the Uefa Champions League. But a joint statement from UEFA, the English Football Association, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A has strongly hit back at those plans. A statement read: ‘UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian...

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Boehner said the Capitol riot was ‘one of the saddest days’ of his life and he would rather set himself ‘on fire than run for office again’

Summary List PlacementFormer Republican US House Speaker John Boehner said he would rather set himself on fire than run for office again in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.  "I'd rather set myself on fire than to run for office again," Boehner of Ohio replied to show moderator Chuck Todd. In response, Todd said that he asked Boehner that question "because I expected an answer just like that." "You're a sh-t," Boehner chuckled.  WATCH: @SpeakerBoehner: “I’d rather set myself on fire than to run for office again.”@chucktodd: “The only reason I asked that question is because I expected an answer just like that.”John Boehner: “You’re a shit.” pic.twitter.com/t7JEbDNGJ5 — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 18, 2021 Boehner, who was speaker between 2011 and 2...

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Capitol Rioter Who Pretended to Be Antifa and Ransacked Pelosi’s Office Released From Jail

Shannon Stapleton via ReutersDespite the fact that Capitol insurrectionist William Robert Norwood III allegedly stole body armor, lied to the FBI, and “led a pack of rioters through the inner sanctum of Speaker Pelosi’s office space” where he lifted a paper coaster, he has been released pending his trial, according to Department of Justice documents seen by The Daily Beast. He is charged with two felonies: obstruction of an official proceeding and theft of government property. Norwood, who goes by Robbie, boasted to family members about assaulting a law enforcement officer, according to court documents. “It worked,” he wrote to family members. “I got away with things that others were shot or arrested for.” He went on to brag of his bounty. “I got a nice helmet and body armor off a cop for...

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UK records 10 Covid deaths as people enjoy new lockdown freedoms

The UK’s emergence from lockdown is continuing (Picture: AFP/Getty)The UK recorded 10 deaths of people with coronavirus on Sunday – one of the country’s lowest daily totals since September. Another 1,882 new Covid-19 cases were also reported, as the emergence from lockdown continues. It comes amid growing concern about the possibility of dangerous variants entering the UK from abroad – with particular fears over a ‘double mutant’ strain from India, which is not on the UK’s red list. The latest figures mean that the UK has now seen a total of 127,270 deaths and 4,387,820 confirmed infections since the pandemic began. Last Sunday saw just seven deaths reported but 10 remains one of the lowest totals since early September. Figures released at the weekend tend to be lower bec...

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The Syndicate creator Kay Mellor confirms the show will return for series 5

The show will be back with new episodes in the future (Picture: BBC/Rollem Productions)The Syndicate creator Kay Mellor has confirmed that the show will return for a fifth series. Each run of the show focuses on a different group of players who win the lottery. It first arrived on the BBC in 2012. The latest instalment tells the story of a group of kennel workers who hit the jackpot together – only for their newsagent to appear to steal their winnings. It’s the first run of the series in six years, but fans can expect more episodes in future. Speaking to the Daily Star, Kay revealed that she is already working on ideas for the plot of an upcoming fifth series. She said: ‘It took six years for the current series to cometo screen. The latest series stars the likes of Joe...

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SpaceX’s NASA contract has sparked reaction from industry figures seeking details. Blue Origin says it is ‘looking to learn more about the selection.’

Summary List PlacementMany figures in the space and science communities are seeking more details about how NASA chose only SpaceX for its return to the moon, when the agency's stated plans called for two commercial partners.  SpaceX had been competing against Blue Origin and Dynetics for a pair of contracts for NASA's Artemis program. But NASA on Friday announced SpaceX would get an exclusive $2.9 billion contract. Blue Origin had partnered with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper to form "The National Team."  A Blue Origin spokesperson told Insider via email on Saturday: "The National Team doesn't have very much information yet. We are looking to learn more about the selection." Elsewhere, celebrations were in order.  "NASA Rules!!" Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said. "We are...

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Prince Philip funeral: photos from a royal tribute amid a pandemic

From front left: Britain’s Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew. Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon and Tim Laurence follow the coffin in a ceremonial procession for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. | APPhilip, who died on April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honored at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. WINDSOR, England — As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Q

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The pandemic stopped my business and hurt my self-confidence, and I don’t know what to do

I am an 80-year-old widow and have owned my own business for 30 years. For the past five years, I moved my storefront business to a showroom opened several times a week. That stopped due to the pandemic. As my customers are calling me, I cannot decide if I should reopen my business or just retire. I am fearful — driving downtown and even making big decisions. The pandemic has removed some of my self-confidence. What should I be considering in deciding to return to my work – or not? A.N. Dear A.N. In a recent story in this newspaper, a pastor was quoted saying, “It isn’t easy to come out of a cocoon, just as it wasn’t easy to climb into it in the first place.” Indeed, we are re-emerging to a new normal with little experience or practice. Formerly easy-to-make decisions seem more complex and

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