Author: Barbara T. Palmer

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In a highly anticipated matchup, basketball stars Caitlin Clark of Iowa and Angel Reese of LSU are set to face off on Monday in the Elite Eight round of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament. The game between LSU and Iowa is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and is being touted as a rematch of last year’s national championship, where LSU emerged victorious with a score of 102-85. The winner of Monday’s game will advance to the Final Four, adding to the stakes of what is expected to be a thrilling competition. Clark expressed her excitement about playing against LSU, highlighting…

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was notably absent from the annual Easter church service with the royal family this year as she continues her battle with cancer. Instead, Middleton, along with her husband Prince William and their three children, opted for a private holiday celebration at their residence in Norfolk. The last time Middleton was seen in public was on Christmas morning in 2023. Her absence from the Easter service comes after she announced her cancer diagnosis in a video message on March 22. In the video, Middleton revealed that she is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Meanwhile, King Charles…

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Anti-government protests have erupted in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, with demonstrators demanding early elections and the release of hostages in Gaza. The protests, which began peacefully, turned violent as police clashed with protesters in Tel Aviv using water cannons to disperse the crowds. In the midst of the ongoing crisis, a second aid ship has departed for Gaza as the humanitarian situation in the region continues to deteriorate. International organizations have warned that Gaza is on the brink of famine, with more than 1,200 people killed in the conflict and over 32,000 Palestinians killed in airstrikes and offensives. Despite mounting…

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The Israeli Supreme Court has recently made a landmark decision, ordering the government to stop funding religious schools whose students defy mandatory military service. This ruling poses a significant threat to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition, as the Ultra-Orthodox parties that support him have long held a privileged position, exempting their followers from military service. The issue of exemption for Ultra-Orthodox Jews has become more intense since the invasion of Gaza in response to a terror attack. Netanyahu relies heavily on the Ultra-Orthodox parties for his coalition, making this decision a potential turning point in Israeli politics. The Supreme…

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The Liberty Conservative: Study Finds Eating Fortified Eggs Does Not Negatively Impact Cholesterol Levels A recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Atlanta has shown that consuming more than 12 fortified eggs each week does not have a negative effect on cholesterol levels among U.S. adults aged 50 or older. This research adds to the growing evidence that eggs can be a part of a healthy and balanced diet, even for individuals with a higher risk of heart disease. The study, which included 140 adults over the age of 50 with heart disease or…

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In a stunning blow to democracy in Venezuela, the opposition coalition has been effectively barred from fielding any candidate against President Maduro in the upcoming July elections. Despite efforts to unite behind a single candidate, the electoral commission, which is controlled by Maduro allies, has thwarted their plans. The last day for presidential candidates to register has come and gone with no opposition candidate on the ballot, ensuring that Maduro, whose repressive rule has led to an economic crisis and mass emigration, will likely retain power. This move has raised serious concerns about the fairness and transparency of the upcoming…

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Title: Fatal Car Crashes Spike During Solar Eclipse, New Study Finds A recent analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed a troubling trend: a 31% increase in fatal car crashes in the United States surrounding the time of the 2017 total solar eclipse. The findings point to a higher number of people traveling to view the eclipse as the primary factor behind the surge in traffic risks. The study, which compared fatal traffic crashes on August 21, 2017, the day of the eclipse, to control intervals a week before and after the event, found that the hours before and…

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall ISIS has claimed responsibility for a horrific attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, resulting in the deaths of at least 137 people. The attack, carried out with guns, knives, and bombs, has raised concerns about potential damage to President Vladimir Putin’s reputation and rule. Criticism has been directed at lapses in security that allowed the attack to proceed unchecked. Despite the gravity of the situation, Putin delayed addressing the attack for approximately 20 hours before finally commenting. In his statement, he controversially blamed Ukraine for aiding the attackers. Experts…

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The search for 6-year-old Lin’Ajah Brooker, who was swept away by the Chester Creek in Delaware County, has shifted to a recovery mission, as Chester Fire Commissioner John-Paul Shirley confirmed that search efforts will continue until dusk before being halted due to safety concerns. Despite the challenges posed by over two inches of rain falling in Chester, leading to rapid currents and debris in the creek, search crews are deploying a wide array of technology and equipment in an effort to locate Lin’Ajah. Sonar, infrared, thermal imaging technology, smaller boats, larger boats, helicopters, and drones are all being used to…

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After years of delays, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is finally ready for launch, with liftoff targeted for May. The spacecraft faced setbacks due to safety hazards, including issues with parachutes and flammable protective tape. The upcoming mission will carry NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Barry Wilmore to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has developed a new parachute system and removed nearly a mile of flammable tape from the spacecraft in preparation for the mission. This will mark Boeing’s first crewed trip to the ISS and the first Starliner launch since an uncrewed test flight in 2022. The aerospace giant is…

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