Supporters of US President Donald Trump staged a march through Washington yesterday, protesting unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. A week since Democrat candidate Joe Biden clinched the electoral college numbers required to claim the presidency. Meanwhile Donald Trump, a Republican, continues to refuse acknowledgment or accept the outcome, launching a barrage of legal challenges to overturn the results. Most of these have been thrown out of court already due to a lack of supportive evidence to back up the claims. Carrying flags, shouting “stop the steal”, protesters marched from Freedom Plaza near the White House to the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. They called it the Million MAGA March. President Trump’s motorcade drove past the crowds as he travelled to his golf course in Sterling, Virginia. He was wearing a red baseball cap with the slogan, “Make America Great Again”. The President was seen waving from inside his limousine. The demonstrators were mostly … [Read more...] about Trump supporters march in Washington, repeating claims of election fraud
We've still not heard much about Fallout 76's Expeditions. Often hinted at but never formally announced, the DLC-like feature hopes to one day take the game beyond the Appalachian wilderness for some atomic vacationing. But new screenshots from a supposedly hacked server suggest one of these may take us all the way back to Washington, D.C.—the setting for Bethesda's Fallout debut. The images were shared via an Imgur link on the Fallout76 subreddit by cyberRakan, and show some heavily work-in-progress environments that many feel strongly resemble Fallout 3's urban landscape—in particular, the unmistakeable shake of Dupont Circle. Most of the assets are visibly placeholder, particularly the large spire at the back of the image. While widely believed to be a rough blockout of the Washington Monument, many contend that it could be anything from a church spire to New York's Chrysler Building. The shots were supposedly taken by a "friend" of Rakan's on a hacked server. … [Read more...] about Fallout 76 dataminers find signs suggesting a return to Washington, D.C.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (second from right) poses and newly-elected State and National Assembly (NA) leaders of Vietnam at the closing ceremony of the 14th NA's 11th session (Photo: VNA) – The US newspaper Washington Times has ran an article assessing that Vietnam has succeeded in completing its key leadership positions. Nguyen Xuan Phuc with significant economic progresses he helped the nation achieve in his previous post as Prime Minister. It also expected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to effectively implement contents set out in documents of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). VNA … [Read more...] about US newspaper highlights Vietnam’s success in completing new leadership
Facebook has officially reached one billion active users, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced. In an official blog post , he writes: This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life. I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too. Facebook had 955 million active users in July 2012, and though gaining 45 million users is not a small task, it seems as if the world's biggest online social network took a little bit more time than expected reaching the 1 billion milestone. Still, it's an enormous number, dwarfing most other players in the social networking space by orders of magnitude. It took Facebook several … [Read more...] about Facebook Hits One Billion Active Users
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 election felt like "a mule kicking you in the back" and convinced her to remain in politics, according to an upcoming biography. Assured that the Democratic contender Hillary Clinton would prevail over her GOP rival, Pelosi had an eye on retiring and spending more time with her family, according to the book written by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page. But despite her confidence that she would be able to step down after 30 years in Congress and no longer hold the distinction of being, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government, she described her visceral shock when Trump had won. She told the author that the feeling "was physical; it was actually physical," adding that it was "like a mule kicking you in the back over and over again." "I was like, 'How could it be that person is going to be president of the United States?'" Pelosi said, according to … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi Was Set To Retire From Politics Before Trump Election Win in 2016: New Book
For 18 hours a day, Andreas Greinacher and his team at Germany's Greifswald University Hospital have pored over blood samples from across Germany and Austria. Their mission: Trying to figure out how and why potentially deadly blood clots have appeared in a handful of patients who received AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. No link has been established with the vaccine, widely used in Europe and other countries, including Canada and India, and under review for possible approval in the United States. But several teams of hematologists, including Greinacher's, say that an overactive immune response appears to be triggering the rare clotting condition in some patients, leading to new treatment guidelines in Europe. So scientists are scrambling to map patients' genes and examine medical histories of those sickened for any clues about what might make one person more susceptible than another - and if anything other than the vaccine might be at play. READ MORE: Covid-19: … [Read more...] about Europe’s vaccine divide: As scientists scramble for answers to AstraZeneca blood clot puzzle, some nations opt for caution