News from Around the Web for June 5, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 A United Plane Had to Be Taken Out of Service and Deep Cleaned After Dozens of Passengers Flying Home From a Cruise Started Throwing UpPete Syme  for Business Insider, and Fox8News for X

A United Airlines plane had to be removed from service after dozens of passengers fell ill. The Boeing 737 Max was carrying 163 passengers from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Houston on Friday. About 75 people on board were returning from a cruise, and 30 of them fell ill, the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper reported that their symptoms were flu-like, including vomiting and nausea. In a statement shared with Business Insider, United confirmed that "several passengers who had been on the same cruise and did not feel well were on United Flight 1528." The airline added that it was "actively coordinating with health authorities to address the situation." It has not been confirmed

#9 Giant Venomous Flying Spiders With 4-Inch Legs Heading to New York Area as They Spread Across East Coast - Li Cohen for CBS News, and Mario Nawfal for X

First came the spotted lanternflies, then the cicadas — and now, the spiders? The Northeast U.S. is bracing for an invasion of giant venomous spiders with 4-inch-long legs that can parachute through the air.  Earlier this year, New Jersey Pest Control warned of the incoming spiders, saying Joro spiders will be "hard to miss" as females have a leg span of up to 4 inches and are known for their vibrant yellow and grey bodies. "What sets them apart, however, is their ability to fly, a trait uncommon among spiders," the company said. "While not accurate flight in the avian sense, Joro spiders utilize a technique known as ballooning, where they release silk threads into the air, allowing them to be carried by the wind."  

#8 Citadel and Blackrock Back Project to Start a National Stock Exchange in Texas - Christine Wang for CNBC, and Fetty VWAP, Douglas Ritz, and WSJ on X

BlackRock and Citadel Securities are among investors backing a group seeking to start a new national stock exchange in Texas. TXSE Chairman and CEO James Lee said the Dallas-headquartered group has raised $120 million with the support of more than two dozen investors. “Texas’s booming economy and the strong economic and population growth among states in the southeast quadrant of the U.S. present incredible opportunities for businesses — and ultimately the Texas Stock Exchange,” TXSE CEO James Lee said on LinkedIn. The Wall Street Journal reported on the endeavor earlier, saying the exchange is billing itself as a “more-CEO friendly” alternative to the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq in the face of rising regulation and a “disaffection with increasing compliance costs.”



#7 Missouri Takes Biden Administration to Court Over Student Loan Plan - Alisa Nelson for MissouriNet, and Josh Divine, and AG Andrew Bailey on X

A federal judge in St. Louis is considering arguments in Missouri vs. Biden – whether President Joe Biden’s administration went too far in canceling student loan debt without the approval of Congress. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is suing the Biden Administration because he argues Biden is sidestepping the Constitution by “saddling working Missourians with a half trillion dollars in college debt.” Bailey cited a 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Biden administration attempt to forgive student loan debt. “Just last year, the Supreme Court struck down an attempt by the President to force teachers, truckers, and farmers to pay for the student loan debt of other Americans—to the enormous tune of $430 billion,” said Bailey. Biden v. Nebraska, 143 S. Ct. 2355, 2362 (2023). In striking down that attempt, the Court declared that the President cannot “unilaterally alter large sections of the American economy.” Id. at 2375.”


#6 Trump-Endorsed Navy Seal Tim Sheehy Wins Republican Nomination in Montana Senate Race to Unseat Jon Tester - Aubrie Spady and Andrew Murray for Fox News, and The Calvin Coolidge Project, and Jon Tester on X

Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy has won the Republican nomination in a field of three candidates in the highly anticipated Montana Senate race to unseat the red state's Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. Sheehy secured the nomination during Tuesday's primary after strong support from conservative leadership in Congress made him the GOP pick to take on the three-term Democrat.  "America is at a crossroads, and we need a new generation of leaders to save our country. Joe Biden and Jon Tester's reckless agenda has brought us skyrocketing food, housing, and energy prices and an open border allowing illegal immigrants, drugs, and crime to flood into our country," Sheehy said in a statement after the race was called. 


#5 New York Considers Regulating What Children See in Social Media Feeds - Carolyn Thompson for AP on Breitbart, and The Bottom Line, and Constance Underfoot on X

New York lawmakers on Tuesday said they were finalizing legislation that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts curated by a platform’s algorithm, a move to rein in feeds that critics argue keep young users glued to their screens. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James have been advocating for the regulations since October, facing strong pushback from the tech industry. The amended version removes provisions that would have limited the hours a child could spend on a site. With the legislative session ending this week, Albany lawmakers are making a final push to get it passed...


#4 Don’t Be Fooled, Biden’s New Executive Order Does Not ‘Secure the Border’ - Here’s What It Really Does - Connor Cavanaugh for Western Journal, and End Wokeness, and Jesse Watters on X

Thank goodness, after fumbling border security for almost his entire administration, President Joe Biden is finally ready to take control and protect Americans. Well, kind of. And only because he’s desperately trying to improve his image before the November election. The Biden administration has had an infamously bad border, allowing millions to cross illegally into the country since he took office. Worse yet, the massive issue is entirely his fault, as when he first took office in 2021, he undid nearly everything that former President Donald Trump had done to secure the southern border. So, after millions of illegal immigrants poured over our border under his watch, on Tuesday, he finally signed an executive order to handle the border issue...


#3 Fluoride Is a Neurotoxin: Brain Health of Our Children at Risk - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The HighWire, and Veronica, and Matrix UnRaveled on X

Fluoride is an unwanted byproduct of aluminum, fertilizer, and iron ore. It is also intrinsically found at some concentration in all natural water sources. Nonetheless, the fluoride in our nation’s tap water is essentially an untreated industrial waste product that contains trace elements of arsenic and lead. Without the phosphate industry’s fluoride waste discharge, water fluoridation would be prohibitively expensive, and without fluoridation, the phosphate industry would be stuck with an expensive waste disposal problem. So let the people drink it, and the crisis is solved. Oh, and let’s add it to toothpaste too. The problem, among many others, is that a just published study in JAMA is the latest to conclude fluoride is toxic. Indeed, the study exposed that children of pregnant mothers exposed to fluoride had an increased risk of neurobehavioral issues...


#2 Weaponizing The Justice System Is An Attack On All Americans, Not Just Trump - Monroe Harless for The Federalist and Ted Cruz on X

After a Manhattan jury found Donald Trump guilty on 34 felony counts at Thursday’s conclusion of the politically motivated trial, many Trump critics are glad to see him held accountable for, well, being so dislikable.  Ana Navarro, co-host of political talk show “The View” and notorious Trump-hater, put it this way: “This is a man who made my life a living hell for four years, has made the life of our country a living hell for six years,” Navarro said. “And so he deserves to be accountable. He’s been Teflon Don his entire life. He has been getting away with cheating and lying and doing things and criminal acts for all this time.” Alex Shephard wrote much of the same for The New Republic. “The hush-money trial gets at some of that.… Was Trump trying to manipulate the election? Was he trying to hide an affair from his wife? Was it a little bit of column A and column B? We’ll never know precisely,” Shephard said. “What is clear is that Trump is crooked and more than a little sleazy — two things that have been part of his self-image, to varying degrees, since he first became a public figure more than 40 years ago.”

#1 Hearing Wrap-Up: Dr. Fauci Held Publicly Accountable by Select Subcommittee - Committee on Oversight and Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kyle Becker, Liz Churchill, I Meme Therefore I am, and The Babylon Bee on X
The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic held a hearing titled “A Hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci.” This hearing is the first time Dr. Fauci has testified publicly since retiring from public service. Earlier this year, Dr. Fauci appeared in front of the Select Subcommittee for a closed-door, two-day, 14-hour transcribed interview where he testified to serious failures in America’s public health system. During Dr. Fauci’s public hearing, he confirmed previous, concerning testimony and refused to take responsibility for the actions of his office. Members questioned Dr. Fauci about his facilitation and promotion of a singular COVID-19 narrative, his clearly misleading statements before Congress and the public, and his gross mismanagement of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Fauci reaffirmed shocking testimony that the “six feet apart” social distancing recommendation that he promoted was arbitrary, not based on science, and “sort of just appeared.” Conclusively, the Select Subcommittee held Dr. Fauci publicly accountable for pandemic-era failures...






 

And Now for Something Special smiley

The Northern Lights May Make a Comeback This Week in the US—Here's How to See Them - Madeline Buiano for Martha Stewart, and Chase Thomason, and Fox13 and 10 Tampa Bay on X

Stargazers may be in for a treat this month—changes in the sun's magnetic field will impact the chances for spotting the northern lights throughout June, The Weather Channel reports. A solar flare from the same sunspot that produced nationwide sightings of the auroras on May 10 has rotated back towards Earth. As a result, astronomers believe that between June 4 to June 6, the sunspot will be in prime position to produce another solar storm. According to the NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, the northern lights may become visible over some northern and upper midwest states from New York to Idaho. While it is uncertain whether the aurora borealis will make an appearance in those regions, a new moon on June 6 will provide optimal conditions for spotting the phenomenon...




 

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