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Arizona Election Auditors Battling Courts, Media, Democrats

Watch the Arizona Audit Live Cast A Republican-backed independent audit of November’s election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, is being met with a full-court press by a wide array of opponents in Democratic political circles and the media looking to disrupt and delay the process in hopes of either ending it immediately or dragging the vote counting out so long that it never finishes. Arizona was one of the major swing states that’s 2020 electoral flip to Joe Biden helped the Democrat secure the presidency from former President Donald Trump, who won the state in 2016. In an effort to examine whether unsubstantiated allegations that voter fraud and tabulation errors occurred, and to improve security for future elections, State Senate Republicans pushed for an extensive, outsi...
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Saturn has a fuzzy core, spread over more than half the planet’s diameter

One of Saturn’s rings has revealed properties of its core, hidden deep beneath the planet’s golden atmosphere. That core isn’t the lump of rock and ice that many scientists had envisioned, the new study finds. Instead, the core is diffuse, pervaded by huge amounts of hydrogen and helium and so spread out that it spans 70,000 kilometers, or about 60 percent of the planet’s diameter, researchers report April 28 at arXiv.org. The new intel should help planetary scientists better understand not only how giant planets formed in our solar system but also the nature of such worlds orbiting other stars.   To ascertain the structure of Saturn’s core, astronomer Christopher Mankovich and astrophysicist Jim Fuller, both at Caltech, examined the giant planet’s rings. Just ...
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ANTISTAR: Stars made of antimatter could lurk in the Milky Way

Fourteen celestial sources of gamma rays (colored dots in this all-sky map of the Milky Way; yellow indicates bright sources and blue shows dim sources) may come from stars made of antimatter. SIMON DUPOURQUÉ/IRAP Fourteen pinpricks of light on a gamma-ray map of the sky could fit the bill for antistars, stars made of antimatter, a new study suggests. These antistar candidates seem to give off the kind of gamma rays that are produced when antimatter — matter’s oppositely charged counterpart — meets normal matter and annihilates. This could happen on the surfaces of antistars as their gravity draws in normal matter from interstellar space, researchers report online April 20 in Physical Review D. “If, by any chance, one can prove the existence of the antistars … tha...
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New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News All Forced To Retract False Claims About Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani

The biggest papers of record in the U.S. — The New York Times and The Washington Post — have been forced to retract a report about the FBI’s communication with former President Trump’s longtime lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The Post on Thursday was the first to report that Giuliani was explicitly warned by the FBI that he was the target of a Russian effort to influence the 2020 presidential election. Citing unnamed sources — identified only as people familiar with the matter — also said the conservative news network One America News (OAN) was also warned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But On Saturday, the Post put out a correction noting it had removed both assertions. “An earlier version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News...
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Dozens Crushed To Death, Scores Injured In Stampede At Israeli Religious Festival

Ultra-Orthodox Jews look at the scene where dozens of people were killed and some 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag BaOmer festival at Mount Meron in northern Israel on Friday.Sebastian Scheiner/AP JERUSALEM — At least 45 people were killed and some 150 more injured in a crush at a religious festival of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel, where tens of thousands of faithful had convened in one of the country's largest events since the pandemic began. The chaos at Mount Meron began early Friday at the festival of Lag BaOmer, which features bonfires and dancing around the Galilee tomb of a 2nd century rabbi. According to witnesses, at around 1 a.m. local time, in an area of the complex where the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community of Toldos Aharon was holding its celebratio...
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Vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Tucson Democratic Rep. Alma Hernandez PHOENIX - A fully vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker has confirmed they have tested positive for COVID-19. Tucson Democratic Rep. Alma Hernandez announced on April 28 that she has some symptoms and is quarantining for a week at the home she maintains in Phoenix. Hernandez said she has lost her sense of taste and smell and has a bad headache, typical mild symptoms of the coronavirus. Her brother, Democratic Rep. Daniel Hernandez, says he tested negative for the virus but will self-isolate for several days and then take another test. Hernandez is at least the seventh Arizona state lawmaker who has confirmed they contracted the virus. Republican state Sen. David Gowan had the virus in early March. Alma Hernandez says she was fully vaccinate...
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Pompeo calls on Kerry to explain alleged talks with Iranian foreign minister

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he was "disheartened" but not surprised by allegations that his predecessor John Kerry had informed a top Iranian official of Israeli operations in Syria -- and said Kerry needs to explain what he did or did not say. "I was unsurprised," Pompeo told Fox News Digital in an interview on Tuesday. "But it reminded me that every leader has a special responsibility to defend their oath to the Constitution, and when I heard Foreign Minister [Javad] Zarif talk about the fact he learned about Israeli operations in Syria from an American former secretary of state, it was truly disheartening." Zarif said in leaked audio obtained by The New York Times and other outlets, that he was astonished when Kerry revealed that Israel had attacked ...
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Putrid Oscars ratings throw telecast’s future in doubt

Memo to TV execs: The Oscars are dead. Sunday night’s nail-in-the-coffin Oscarscast on ABC plunged to an all-time low of 9.85 million viewers, down an almost incomprehensible 60 percent from the 24 million who watched last year’s telecast — and that was the lowest ever. It was also the first time in the show’s history that less than 10 million people tuned in, ratings territory once considered (sniff) pedestrian for the Academy Awards This from a supposed must-see event that in its heyday regularly averaged anywhere from 40 to 50 million viewers and soared to an all-time high of nearly 60 million in 1998. Imagine that. Those days are long gone now. It’s easy to excuse Sunday night’s dreadful showing by throwing in the pandemic factor, viewer fatigue, a hostless format and the...
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Viral TikTok Recipe: Try This Twisted Bacon Recipe.

Everyone knows that bacon is the greatest flavor in the world. Now there is a new way to make it. The following recipe went viral on TikTok and is taking the internet by storm. Ingredient Notes: The only ingredient you need to make Twisted Bacon is a pound of thick sliced bacon! Chances are you have bacon in the line-up for a big Saturday breakfast so you might as well go the extra mile and make it twisted! Make it Sweet and Spicy: To add a sweet but spicy kick to your breakfast, mix together some brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Then just sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the bacon before baking, it’s SO good! Candied Twisted Bacon: for a sweet and savory take on this Twisted Bacon! Simply sprinkle brown sugar over the bacon before baking or even drizzle map...