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  • Boy dies after TikTok challenge

    A 12-year-old boy has died after 19 days on life support, after being found unconscious by his brother in his home.

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  • Joe Biden ‘picked up great tailwinds’ from Trump’s Project Warp Speed

    President Joe Biden “picks up some great tailwinds” from the Trump administration aiding the rapid vaccine rollout in the US, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “This is where I think Biden picks up some great tailwinds from Project Warp Speed, the Trump administration initiative,” he told Sky News. “The vaccines and multiple fibres of vaccines was the strategy deployed by the Trump administration and bringing vaccines to the US marketplace.” Mr Jackman said the rapid production of COVID-19 vaccines was a “demonstration of US scientist technical capability for multiple US drug companies” but said President Biden had his own breakthrough with the rollout. “The breakthrough I think is the Biden administration signalling the state and local governments in particular, to tell us…

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  • ‘Tremendous appetite’ by far left Democrats to add four justices to Supreme Court

    The potential for the Democrats to add four justices to the US Supreme Court is stemming from a “tremendous appetite” from the left of the party to control all branches of government, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “Congress, coequal branch of government, incredibly important and so delicately poised at the moment [with] the deft and constant political management that Speaker Pelosi has to engage in,” he told Sky News. Mr Jackman said the “left flank” of Congress believe Democrats could have total political control with the addition of the justices but the centrists who are “staring at dire re-election prospects” are not in favour of the proposal. “In this brief window they think they will have control of the White House, control of the House, to really move forward a bi…

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  • ‘Multiple victims’ after US mass shooting

    Several people have been shot after a person reportedly opened fire at delivery company in Indianapolis.

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  • Joe Biden boosts NASA’s budget for moon exploration

    US President Joe Biden has given a massive increase to NASA’s budget to get back to the moon by 2024, according to ANU cosmologist and astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker. “Trump accelerated the plans to get to the moon from 2028, down to 2024. The Biden Administration with project Artemis, the plan to get to the moon, they actually gave an extra $400 million on top of Congress’ request,” he told Sky News. Dr Tucker said “this is, I think, the thing that most people would have been waiting to see” as returning to the moon was a plan President Trump established early in his presidency. “Clearly getting to the moon is a very US-driven political issue regardless of the side of the aisle you find yourself on, so really to accelerate making sure the US - especially NASA - gets to the moon by that goa…

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  • Australian led project aims to clean up space junk

    An Australian-led project to clean up space using lasers is “the safest way to clean it up” as millions of pieces of debris clutter Earth, according to ANU cosmologist and astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker. “It’s a remarkable piece of technology that’s been years in the making and it’s a joining between the ANU and Electro Optics Systems and some groups in the US and RMIT, essentially it’s trying to deal with the space junk problem,” he told Sky News. “A lot of these are old satellites that we’re not really focusing on, but there are also hundreds and thousands if not millions of tiny bits, we’re talking about centimetre-sized objects.” Dr Tucker said the project worked by using two lasers with one to “track or find the objects” and the other to drag it to orbit. “Then you have the other laser…

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  • Philip’s final request scuppered by scandal

    As the clock ticks down towards Prince Philip, Duke of Endiburgh’s funeral tomorrow more details are emerging, including the unveiling overnight of the bespoke Land Rover which will carry his coffin and which he spent 18 years designing.

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  • US imposes new sanctions on Russia

    United States President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions against Russia, expelling ten diplomats from Washington. The new measures included restrictions on six Russian companies along with 32 individuals and entities. The restrictions aim to hold Russia accountable for interfering in last year’s presidential election and hacking federal agencies. President Biden says he will not hesitate to implement further action if the nation continues to undermine American democracy. A spokesperson for the Kremlin has criticised the move saying Russia will respond.

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  • Joe Biden is ‘speaking from a position of strength’ with sanctions against Russia

    US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says the sanctions President Joe Biden has placed against Russia are a “big contrast to the Trump administration”. Mr Jackman said the Trump administration was often “tiptoeing around its relationship with the Russians” as was evident in the 2016 “interference work by the Russians” and President Biden is highlighting this. “Biden [is] not shying away from it at all and indeed speaking from a position of strength, ‘I could have done more but I didn’t’, reminding the world and Russia in particular that the US has plenty of capability and a wide variety of tools,” he told Sky News. “The Russian economy is particularly vulnerable and those sanction, particularly the direction to US financial institutions not to trade in Russian state-issued debt after June 1…

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  • 13-year-old shot by cop had hands in air

    WARNING: Distressing images

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