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The Data Examiner 09/17/2023


Trapezius-muscle Botox – commonly known as “Barbie Botox” and “trap tox” – has become a cosmetic trend. Influencers and providers say the injections, which are given near the shoulders, can create the illusion of a slender, elongated neck. One doctor said he is now seeing eight to 10 trap-tox patients a week; he previously saw between four and six a year.

Apple To Test Premium iPhones Price Limits:

Prices for some updated models are expected to rise by $100 after the iPhone 15 announcement. Apple’s challenge will be to convince customers that the Pro features – expected to include titanium casing and improved processors – warrant a pricey upgrade. That strategy has worked phenomenally well in recent years, but some analysts warn it will soon hit a ceiling.


The UFO Days festival in Elmwood, Wisconsin.

Are Profitable Banks Riskier:

You might expect that the most profitable banks would be the safest. In fact, the opposite is often the case, according to a new working paper by Ben Meiselman of the Treasury Department, Stefan Nagel of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Amiyatosh Purnanandam of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. “High profits in good times should be indicative of a systematically risky asset portfolio that is likely to suffer in bad times,” they wrote. In an interview, Nagel said the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, which occurred after most of the work on the paper was done, was consistent with their thesis. He acknowledged that their new measure isn’t perfect. For example, he said, the largest banks may have high returns on equity without being especially risky, possibly because of strong market positions. That would need to be taken into account.

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** A record 73.5 million Americans plan to bet during the NFL season.

** Shipper pays $2.4M to jump a line to pass through the drought-hit Panama Canal.

** Apple’s Major League Soccer Season Pass subscriptions see 110,000 new sign-ups on the day of Lionel Messi’s first game.


** Eleven of the most faked foods in the world. WATCH

** How “The Last of Us” special effects team made the fungi-controlled monsters. WATCH

** Tour the set of “Only Murders in the Building” from Season 3. WATCH


Times Square looks a lot like its bad old self, with vagrants, boozy migrants, junkies, and scofflaws making the Crossroads of the World look more like the third world, infuriating those who played an essential role in its cleanup.


** Since 2000, white working-class Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 have been one of the only demographics in the world that has seen its life expectancy fall. These deaths are mostly suicides. Some are officially blamed on alcoholism and addiction, but that’s just suicide in slow motion.

** Afghanistan’s extremist Taliban government released photographs of some of the U.S. military equipment that it seized in the wake of President Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan. The photos come after Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 left up to a maximum of $24 billion worth of weapons and equipment in the hands of the Taliban.

** Add France to the list of countries banning TikTok from government-issued devices for security reasons. French officials actually went one step further, banning all recreational apps.

** Elon Musk, who paid $44B for Twitter, reportedly claimed in March it’s worth $20B, telling employees their stock grants would be worth the lower valuation and that he sees “a clear but difficult path” to $250B.

** A staffer who works for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.) was stabbed in March on a busy commercial street in Northeast Washington, according to a statement from the senator and public records.

** The touring Museum of Failure has landed in Brooklyn. Its collection of questionable products includes Google Glass, a Colgate lasagna, several terrible Oreo flavors, and Bic’s “for her” pens.

** The movie “Jesus Revolution” has grossed $49 million in ticket sales so far – besting many of this year’s Oscar nominees.

** Despite its nearly 3-hour runtime, Keanu Reeves only says 380 words as the eponymous hero in the latest John Wick movie.

** South Korea will give new parents $770-a-month for having a child, as the government looks to reverse its waning birth rate issue.

** George Washington University dropped the nickname “Colonials” and changed it to “Revolutionaries” for its athletic teams after years of pressure from students who said the name was entangled with violence toward Native Americans and other colonized people.

** Sen. Bernie Sanders faced off with Starbucks exec Howard Schultz over the chain’s anti-unionization efforts, which Sanders called “the most aggressive and illegal union-busting campaign in the modern history of our country.” Schultz repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

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Winning Back Trust

Bias is one of the top complaints of news readers about the news they consume. See a breakdown of bias in action and five suggestions to address it. READ

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Annual drug overdose deaths in Oregon.

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The Catcher Who Spied On Nazis

The story of Moe Berg, a former Major League Baseball catcher, who in 1943 was recruited by the U.S. government to travel overseas to spy on the German atomic bomb program. READ

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** The USA loves its guacamole so much that it now buys 86% of the avocados that Mexico exports, up from only 30% in 2003.

** Las Vegas now has the world’s largest spherical structure at 366-feet-tall and 516-feet-wide and it is an entertainment venue.

** CFA Level II, a finance exam with a notoriously low pass rate, has had its success rate jump above historic average to 52%.

** 55% of Americans are anticipating routine space tourism to become available within the next 50 years.

** Parents are paying up to $4k to hire consultants and coaches to secure sorority spots for their daughters.

** Companies are exceeding expectations, with some 78% of those that have disclosed Q2 earnings reporting better than predicted numbers.


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** According to a poll out from NBC News, 70% of Americans do not want President Biden to run for a second term, compared to only 26% who do. Among those who don’t want the 80-year-old president to pursue a second term, 69% cite age as a reason why, with 48% calling it a “major” reason.

** More people are going hands-free when messaging – 30% of respondents in a recent YouGov poll say they communicate via voice note “weekly, daily or multiple times a day.”

** As U.S. politicians continue to weigh TikTok’s future, a Wall Street Journal poll found 46% of Americans in support of a nationwide ban, with 35% opposed. Surprising nobody, 59% of older respondents (65+) want TikTok ousted, while 48% of the youngest demographic (18-34) oppose a ban.

** Only two radio formats are on the rise in the U.S. – “classic hits” and “urban contemporary” – according to Inside Radio analysis. Classic hits stations most often play chart-toppers from the late 1960s to the early 2000s, while urban contemporary includes R&B and hip-hop.

** In recent years, support for the military has plummeted more than in any other American institution – with 45% of Americans voicing trust in the armed forces in 2021 versus 70% in 2018. This decline is almost entirely due to younger Americans: among those 18 to 44, confidence in all the branches of the military is in the low- to mid-40% range; for those 45 and up, it’s in the 80% range, according to a 2022 YouGov survey.

** WalletHub’s analysis of 11 US airlines ranked Delta highest for the second year in a row. Budget airline Spirit came in second and Southwest ranked last.

** Dropbox will lay off 500 people, ~16% of its workforce. CEO Drew Houston blamed the economy and a pivot to AI that “requires a different mix of skill sets.”

** Lyft will lay of 1k+ people, ~26% of its corporate workforce, following a 13% reduction in November.

** Kevin Durant becomes third NBA player with lifetime Nike deal. The 34-year-old Phoenix Suns star inked a lifetime contract with the company, joining Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Durant has been with Nike since 2007.

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Just one new-car model sells for less than $20,000 – down from a dozen five years ago – and the average used car lists for about $27,000. Higher interest rates only make buyers’ situations more difficult. The average rate is 9.5% for a new-car loan, according to Cox Automotive, and above 13.7% for a used-car loan. These numbers could explain a mystery bedeviling auto lending: Despite a strong jobs market, seasonally adjusted rates of severe delinquency for car loans are the highest since at least 2006.

Companies Cut Pay For New Hires:

After years of salary increases, many companies are paying new recruits less than they did just months ago as the job market cools and businesses become more cautious in their hiring. Some of the steepest drops have been in technology, transportation and other sectors that experienced frenzied hiring sprees in 2021 and early 2022, according to ZipRecruiter.


Oliva Rodrigo’s debut album, “Sour,” went four times platinum, and she won three Grammys. Following up that success generated a lot of pressure for the now 20-year-old artist.

Boozy Drinks Starting To Blur Lines Between Kid And Adult Beverages:

As companies like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola expand into fast-growing alcoholic-beverage categories, new, boozy drinks are popping up under household-favorite brands such as Mountain Dew, SunnyD, Simply Orange juice and Eggo. Regulators, consumer groups and public-health experts say these crossover products have the potential to create consumer confusion – and result in a parent’s inadvertently buying and serving alcohol to underage children.

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** Slang terms from the 1930s. READ

** Lego is releasing Braille versions of its toy bricks. READ

** Can you spot the camouflaged cat in this garden? READ

** Oscar Mayer is giving away free hot dog straws. READ

** When it’s hot enough to bake cornbread outside. READ

** American War, in photos. Browse the history of US conflict with this blend of 60 iconic and obscure photographs from the last 160 years. READ

** What it takes to be middle class in America’s largest cities – in charts. READ

** How all 32 NFL teams got their names. READ

** The foods Americans dislike most. READ


** The strange world of how we think and the pros and cons of inner speech. LISTEN


A retired Navy commander was brutally beaten, robbed, and left with a brain injury and at least 100 stitches after he was attacked while walking with his dog near a Philadelphia park. The Navy vet says the city is worse than any warzone he’s ever been to after brutal beating.


** A pair of Walter White’s iconic underwear auctioned for $32.5k. Actor Bryan Cranston didn’t wear them; they were a “Breaking Bad” set prop seen in the meth kingpin’s closet.

** High-five: Panera Bread will implement Amazon’s palm-reading system in 10-20 stores by year-end, allowing customers to pay for their bread bowls and access loyalty programs with their hands.

** Stanford now has more than 10,000 administrators who oversee the 7,761 undergraduate and 9,565 graduate students – almost enough for each student. The number of non-faculty staff employed by elite institutions such as Princeton and MIT is also commensurate, if not slightly greater, than their undergraduate populations.

** Genetic analysis made from the hair of famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven finds evidence of liver disease and hepatitis B that supports contemporary accounts he died of cirrhosis.

** From rockets to ball bearings, Pentagon struggles to feed war machine. The flow of arms to Ukraine has exposed a worrisome lack of production capacity in the United States that has its roots at the end of the Cold War.

** Two former White House officials said President Biden is frustrated with Vice President Kamala Harris’ performance – even if he remains committed to keeping her as his running mate in the 2024 election, a new report reveals.

** Self-described “woke” Defense Department schools official Kelisa Wing, whose anti-white social media comments garnered national attention last fall, has been reassigned to an unrelated role.

** Moneyball: on average, buying an MLB team will now set you back a whopping $2.3bn, up 12% this year.

** Nearly 3 in 4 Americans (72%) said they prefer bottled water, while 28% said they prefer tap. 70% of U.S. adults cited taste as a major factor when choosing a bottled water brand, followed by price (61%), convenience (49%) and source (38%). Out of 26 bottled water brands, Fiji Water earned the highest net favorability rating (57) among adults, besting second-place Aquafina by 13 percentage points.

** TikTok paid for influencers to travel to Washington and lobby against a proposed ban of the app. They danced on a rooftop.

** A report issued in May by the gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety analyzed FBI crime data in 271 American cities, large and small, from 2020 and found that guns stolen from vehicles have become the nation’s largest source of stolen firearms – with an estimated 40,000 guns stolen from cars in those cities alone.

** Tobacco’s back…says Marlboro maker Altria, which promised investors it would lean on products like vapes and nicotine pouches to double U.S. smoke-free revenue to $5B by 2028.

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How They Tried To Kill Me

A Russian journalist shares a harrowing account of being poisoned while reporting on Ukraine, offering a cautionary message to fellow journalists and activists challenging Russia. (Read)

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Military spending in largest NATO economies in 2022.

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The Dental Capital Of The World

How the Mexican border town of Los Algodones – home to 5,000 residents – built a budget dental empire of 350 dental practices, providing relief from the high costs of care in the U.S. and Canada. (Read)

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** Amazon Prime Day sales have hit another record high this year, with the e-commerce giant shipping $12.7bn worth of goods across more than 375 million purchases.

** The video game industry in Africa continues to boom, with the industry set to grow another 16% this year.

** Yeezys are still in high demand: Adidas has taken $565 million worth of online orders for the first batch of unsold Ye-designed sneakers.

** 140 Ernest Hemingway lookalikes went head to head at an annual celebration of the author in Key West.

** 25 U.S. states are within ≤0.1% of reaching record-low unemployment figures, with South Dakota’s jobless rate at just 1.8% last month.

** A truck driver who assaulted a police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6 attack was sentenced to four years in prison.

** Rapper Lil Yachty claims he spent $100,000 on a Disney World date with a private jet and Ritz-Carlton presidential suite. “I regret it because we weren’t dating and it didn’t go anywhere.”

** Michael Jordan sold some of his Charlotte Hornets shares, ending his majority ownership. After investing $275m in 2010, he sold at $3B. Jordan led Charlotte to no playoff wins.

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** Susan Porter claimed honking 14 times while passing a protest in California in 2017 was not “unreasonable use of a vehicle horn” as she was cited, but free speech and protected by the First Amendment. Unfortunately for Susan, the court did not agree.

** The war in Ukraine and flooding in Pakistan and China have contributed to the worst rice deficit in decades, pushing up prices in Asia-Pacific in particular, where 90% of the world’s rice is consumed.

** Oakland, California, added a one-cent tax on sweetened beverages in July 2017. Soda, fruit and sports drinks, and sweetened tea sales have since sharply declined (~27% overall).

** REI, clothing store, is closing its big downtown Portland location, citing crime and theft. The company said that the store “had its highest number of break-ins and thefts in two decades, despite actions to provide extra security.”

** Most Republican primary voters say fighting “woke” ideology in schools and businesses is more important to them than protecting Medicare and Social Security from cuts, a Wall Street Journal poll showed.

** The C. elegans nematode worm is driven to consume higher quantities of high-calorie bacterial foods when their cannabinoid receptors are activated, paralleling the effects of marijuana on human appetites.

** Orissa Kelly made $130k working as a performance archer last year. How does one stand out in that field, you ask? Kelly shoots flaming arrows with her feet while in a handstand.

** The NFL suspended five players (three indefinitely) for violating the league’s gambling policy – an especially sticky situation for a league that has embraced betting as its newest money faucet, expecting $1B+ in gambling-related revenues this decade.

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Erin Flynn, Acclaimed Jewelry Designer, Commemorates Cinematic Legacy – Introduces “The Godfather Ring”:

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For years, the needs of furry friends were an afterthought for landlords who prioritized amenities such as fitness centers and outdoor grilling stations to fill units and command high rents. But an explosion of pandemic pets has unleashed fierce competition among property owners to lure new tenants with generous perks for pooches, from dog schools to pet happy hours.

How “Strategic” Was Oil Reserve Drawdown:

There are about 23 million fewer barrels of crude oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve now than in January, when the drawdown began, which was aimed at holding down gasoline prices and other refined products, But the replenishment will likely take years and may never restore the S.P.R. to its 2010 peak, when it held twice as much crude as it now.


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Hawaiian Electric And Vegetation May Have Led To Wildfire:

Nearly four years ago, Hawaiian Electric concluded that it needed to do far more to prevent its power lines from emitting sparks. Now, the company is facing scrutiny, litigation and a financial crisis over indications that its power lines might have played a role in igniting the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. Hawaiian Electric said it would investigate any role its infrastructure may have played and cooperate with a separate probe by the Hawaii attorney general.

Maui County filed a lawsuit against the utility company, alleging that poor maintenance of the electrical system and power grid led to the island’s recent wildfires. Maui seeks unspecified civil damages to cover losses of public infrastructure, environmental damage, destruction of landmarks and other costs.

The buildup of vegetation around Lahaina helped lead to a “catastrophic fire spread” according to a preliminary analysis by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, an industry research group. Officials with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said they have tried to reduce the threat of overgrown vegetation despite limited funds.

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** About 4 million children in Pakistan need humanitarian aid, UNICEF finds.

** Heineken sells business in Russia for roughly $1, incurring a $325M loss.

** Spain intercepts record 10.5 tons of cocaine hidden in a banana shipment.


** How to tell if you are addicted to your phone. WATCH

** Inside Thailand’s homemade rocket festival. WATCH

** A fly that swims in a shimmering bubble shield. WATCH

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Cancer Runs In Families, But Few Get Tested For Genetic Risk

Some 10% of cancers are associated with genetic inheritance, but after a cancer diagnosis, inherited risk isn’t a priority for many patients. Doctors are recommending genetic tests to more cancer patients and their families. Testing costs have dropped, and the results are helping doctors choose newer targeted drugs. Some are pushing for universal testing after some studies showed that around half of genetic cancer links are missed under standard testing guidance.


** After recently eliminating 18k roles, Amazon plans to lay off another 9k employees – mostly from its cloud computing, HR, advertising, and Twitch units.

** Starbuck’s Howard Schultz is out as CEO earlier than planned, replaced by Laxman Narasimhan. The coffee giant faces federal scrutiny for alleged union-busting activities.

** Billionaire Rupert Murdoch is engaged again at 92, this time to Ann Lesley Smith. His four previous divorces were costly – last year’s settlement with Jerry Hall included a $13.5m home.

** Flooding is threatening harvests across California’s $3B strawberry industry, responsible for ~90% of U.S. production. Strawberry prices rose 8.7% in 2022, after sprouting 41% in 2021.

** Gangs have taken over much of Haiti’s capital.

** Russian pop star Dima Nova was found dead from drowning on Sunday after criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was 34. Born Dmitry Svirgunov, Nova founded the popular electronic group Cream Soda – whose song “Aqua Disco” became an anthem for anti-war protests in Russia.

** More than two-thirds of parents worry a shooting could happen at their children’s school, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. But home is a far more dangerous place for kids. In the five years ending in 2022, at least 866 kids ages 17 and younger were shot in domestic violence incidents, according to an analysis by The Trace of data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive; 621 of them died. In that same time frame, 268 children were shot at school, 75 of them fatally, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database, a federally funded tracker launched after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.

** An overwhelming majority of Parisians who took part in a referendum on electric scooters have voted to ban the devices from the streets of the French capital, reflecting exhaustion with a public-transit alternative that was once seen as convenient and climate-friendly but is now largely regarded as dangerous and environmentally questionable.

** The Norfolk Southern 100-car train derailment and subsequent toxic chemical fallout in East Palestine, Ohio, caused nearly half of the U.S. government investigators to experience symptoms of illness while studying the health impacts, authorities said. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN last week that seven of the 15-member crew, which included members of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, began feeling symptoms while surveying town residents’ homes near the contaminated areas.

** Walmart rolled out a redesigned website experience to counter Amazon’s ecommerce dominance – with an interface that looks similar to Amazon.

** Raquel Welch died after suffering from cardiac arrest, it has been revealed. The former sex symbol died aged 82 in February and was also battling Alzheimer’s at the time of her death, according to Welch’s death certificate.

** Donald Trump, fortune dropped from an estimated $3.2 billion last fall to $2.5 billion today. The biggest reason? His social media business, once hyped to the moon, has come crashing down, erasing $550 million from his net worth – so far.

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Manufacturers Leaving China Setting Up In India

As companies seek alternatives to China – after COVID lockdowns and given rising tensions with the West – India has been trying to attract them, and venture capital in India has taken note. While VC funding has slowed there, as in Europe and the U.S., business-to-business investments remain a prime area of financing. No one expects India to replace China as the global factory floor, but government incentives and broader efforts to source materials from India have made it more attractive to investors.

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Daily surface air temperatures worldwide since 1979.

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No Kids Allowed

Only 12 major children’s movies are set for release in theaters this year, about half as many as four years ago. Most are adaptations – of a video game, TV show or comic book. The rise of streaming has reduced demand for moviegoing and left studios reluctant to release anything that doesn’t look like a blockbuster.

Views & Attitudes

** Views of Biden and the U.S.: Across 23 surveyed countries, a median of 54% of adults express confidence in President Joe Biden, while 59% have a favorable view of the U.S. Most say the U.S. interferes in the affairs of other countries, but also contributes to peace and stability around the world.

** Views of Putin, Russia, NATO and world leaders: Large shares of surveyed adults see Russia and President Vladimir Putin in a negative light, while opinions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are more mixed. Views of NATO remain favorable among people in member nations.

** Views of China: Views of China are broadly negative in the U.S. and 23 other surveyed countries. Most people say China does not take other countries’ interests into account in its foreign policy. Few have confidence in Chinese President Xi Jinping to do the right thing regarding world affairs.

** Attitudes toward same-sex marriage: Support for legal same-sex marriage varies widely by country, ranging from 92% of adults in Sweden to just 2% in Nigeria. Attitudes vary by geography, demographic factors, political ideology and religion.

** Attitudes toward abortion: Attitudes about legal abortion also differ widely by country – and often within the same country. Religiously unaffiliated adults, people on the ideological left and women are more likely to support legal abortion.


** A YouGov survey found that 31% of respondents have pushed an elevator’s close door button just to avoid a short lift with someone.

** 1 in 6 Americans say they have witnessed a shooting.

** The latest IMF prediction places Britain as the worst performing G20 country this year, shrinking by 0.3%.

** Elon Musk voiced his support recently for sending doctors and parents to a life sentence in the slammer if they approve or conduct sex-change surgeries and other life-altering procedures on minors who believe they are transgender.

** Ten states in the past three months have passed laws prohibiting what is known as gender-affirming care for young people, in a rapid effort by Republican lawmakers across the country. The laws ban or significantly limit the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and transition surgery for people under 18. Last week, Indiana and Idaho became the most recent states to pass bans.

** Around the country, classification as a runaway often means officers put less effort into looking for a missing child. Under federal rules, runaways also are disqualified from Amber Alerts – notifications to the media, on billboards and on cellphones that draw urgent and widespread attention to missing children.

** Move over Bey-Z … Justin and Hailey Bieber are coming for your throne as entertainment’s ultimate “power couple.” Sources say that Hailey has taken on a larger role in her pop star hubby’s business affairs – and whenever there’s a meeting, she’s in the room. “Hailey has taken control and is heavily involved. She’s a part of meetings and she’s talking a lot for him,” a source said. “She’s the voice. They’re becoming this power couple. She’s a big part of everything he’s doing,” the insider added.

** A tidal wave of stray cats has hit New York City this summer, paralyzing its shelter system as volunteers scramble for solutions and call for more city action. The stray cats live hard lives, often sick and at risk of infection with missing eyes or limbs. They can also carry parasites and diseases, putting other cats or even people at risk. They poop on doorsteps and kill local wildlife like birds. There are so many that the typically timid animals have become a public nuisance in some hard-hit neighborhoods.

** The nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group said a Maryland school system misled a federal court about its efforts to block parents from “opting out” their children of lessons pushing homosexuality and transgenderism. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also obtained documents showing that a labor union representing principals harbored similar concerns, with the principals saying that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was publicly telling parents it wouldn’t indoctrinate kids, then forcing principals to take the heat for doing the opposite.

** A Democrat politician in Chicago promoted a novel suggestion to address the city’s insane homicide rate: ask gang members to restrict their shootings to the evening hours. Maria Hadden, a Chicago alderwoman – sent an email in which she promoted a proposal from a group called Native Sons asking gang members to restrict their shooting to between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.


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