In The News Feed:Daily Update.3/21/2023.

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US News:

CDC Warns of Dangerous Fungal Infection Spreading Through US at ‘Alarming Rate’

This undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory. (The Canadian Press/Shawn Lockhart-CDC via AP)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning of an increasingly drug-resistant emerging fungus that the health agency says presents a “serious global health threat.”

Candida auris is a rare fungal disease that is easily spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or from person-to-person and can cause severe illness in hospitalized patients and those with weakened immune systems, according to health officials.

In some rare cases, the yeast can enter the bloodstream of patients and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive candidiasis infections, which can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body and can prove fatal.

Interactive map reveals America’s Candida auris hotspots

US states hardest hit by the deadly fungus Candida auris have been revealed in a interactive map.

It shows how the microscopic yeast strain, also known as C auris, has been detected in over half of American states since first emerging in the US in 2016.

The highest counts are in the country’s major coastal cities. New York state is the worst hit, with 1,325 cases since 2016, followed by Illinois with 1,044 cases, and California with 813 cases.

Tech Layoffs in 2023 Near 150,000 Mark as Amazon, Facebook Shed Thousands More Employees

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The e-commerce and streaming giant Amazon announced layoffs of 9,000 employees on Monday. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, announced 10,000 job cuts a week earlier, on March 14.

As of Tuesday, 505 companies across the tech industry had cut 148,180 employees from their payroll in 2023, according to data compiled by reported. Of U.S. tech companies, 324 accounted for 109,366 job losses, according to’s data.

At the current pace, tech industry job losses in 2023 are set to soon surpass the 160,997 jobs the industry lost in 2022. If the trends continue, tech industry job losses in 2023 could surpass the losses in 2022 by around 300 percent.

Dick Morris: This is what Trump told me

Former advisor to former President Donald Trump Dick Morris explains why Trump wants everyone to stay home & not protest if he is arrested over the Stormy Daniels situation.

Morris also gives insight on Trump’s current morale – via. American Agenda on NEWSMAX

Supreme Court unanimously rules for deaf student in education case

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court stands in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday for a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education. The case is significant for other disabled students who allege they were failed by school officials.

The case the justices ruled in involves Miguel Luna Perez, who attended public school in Sturgis, Michigan. Perez’s lawyers told the court that for 12 years the school system neglected the boy and lied to his parents about the progress he was making, permanently stunting his ability to communicate.

The justices ruled that after Perez and his family settled a complaint against the school system — with officials agreeing to pay for additional schooling and sign language instruction — they could pursue money damages under a different federal law. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in an eight-page opinion for the court that the case “holds consequences not just for Mr. Perez but for a great many children with disabilities and their parents.”

There’s Been a Development in the Case Against Trump

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The Manhattan grand jury weighing an indictment against former President Donald Trump has reportedly scheduled testimony from another witness on Wednesday, pushing off any decision and delaying a potential indictment against the 45th president, despite Trump’s speculation about his own indictment and arrest “on Tuesday.” 

According to a report from Fox News, citing a source in law enforcement, authorities now don’t expect a potential arraignment for Trump, if he is indicted, until next week due to testimony from the additional witness whose identity remains unknown.

The reported delay for a decision from the grand jury comes after NYPD ordered its officers to wear full uniforms on Tuesday and continued ramping up its security preparations, as Leah reported on Tuesday. 

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Question of the Day

In Sweden, which is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world, is the suicide rate among people who have undergone sex reassignment surgery higher than that of the general public?

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‘Cohesive and coercive campaign’ of censorship: Judge greenlights Biden social media collusion suit

The Biden administration failed to stop a lawsuit by Louisiana, Missouri and doctors alleging federal coercion of social media companies to censor purported misinformation on COVID-19, elections and the Hunter Biden laptop, with a federal judge greenlighting the suit to move forward.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty ruled that unlike previous failed censorship lawsuits against social media companies by their users, the First Amendment and Administrative Procedure Act suit by the states and doctors is much better pleaded.

“Plaintiffs have alleged the full picture: a cohesive and coercive campaign by the Biden Administration and all of the Agency Defendants,” from the CDC and FDA to the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, “to threaten and persuade social media companies to more avidly censor so-called ‘misinformation,'” Doughty wrote.

Janet Yellen says more bank bailouts could be coming

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“The situation is stabilizing, and the U.S. banking system remains sound,” she said.

President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasized that taxpayers will not be on the hook for bank bailouts.

Critics, though, have cast doubt on those comments.

“The deposit insurance fund doesn’t have anywhere near enough liquidity to cover depositors,” E.J. Antoni, an economist at the Heritage Foundation, told The Center Square. “If it did, the Federal Reserve would not have had to announce an emergency lending fund to meet the demand for liquidity.

There is also dispute over the term “bailout.”

Gun-toting Florida dad rushes to daughter’s apartment, turns tables on her abusive ex

About 30 minutes after police took a report for the alleged domestic dispute, the ex came back and “made entry,” according to police. 

However, this time, her father shot the suspect once in the chest with a handgun, according to police. 

The suspect fled and responding officers found him near mortally wounded near his car. He was ultimately declared dead by EMS despite CPR efforts, authorities said.

REPORT: NYC on alert as Trump indictment looms | National Report

On Tuesday’s “National Report,” NEWSMAX correspondent Jon Glasgow reported from New York City with the latest details on a possible upcoming indictment for former President Donald Trump.

Franklin Graham: Christians Must ‘Pray Specifically’ for Trump in Light of ‘Politically Motivated’ Attacks

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Rev. Franklin Graham on Monday called on Christians to pray for former President Donald Trump in light of the “politically motivated” attacks against him — particularly the looming indictment at the hands of leftist Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

“We need to pray for our country and where it is headed. The left in Washington and across the country just can’t get their fill of attacking Donald Trump. They are so paranoid of him,” Graham said in a Monday afternoon social media post.

“The onslaught against him is continual. There’s no question, the media and the left manipulated the last election, and they are scared to death of Donald Trump’s possible return,” Graham continued, noting that the establishment media runs negative stories on him “night after night.”

World News:

Russian defense minister warns of possible ‘nuclear collision’ – Interfax

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 20, 2023
(photo credit: Sputnik/Sergei Karpukhin/Pool via REUTERS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned British plans to send tank ammunition that contains depleted uranium to Ukraine, saying Moscow would be forced to respond accordingly.

Speaking in London on Monday, Minister of State for Defense Annabel Goldie said some of the ammunition for the Challenger 2 battle tanks that Britain is sending to Ukraine includes armor-piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium.

“If all this happens, Russia will have to respond accordingly, given that the West collectively is already beginning to use weapons with a nuclear component,” Putin said in remarks after a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He did not elaborate.

Lebanon to Sell Unlimited US Dollars to Prop up Collapsing Pound

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s central bank will begin selling unlimited amounts of U.S. dollars in a bid to halt the spiralling devaluation of the Lebanese pound, Governor Riad Salameh said on Tuesday.

Salameh set a new rate for Sayrafa, the central bank’s exchange platform, at 90,000 Lebanese pounds per dollar on Tuesday. He set the rate at 70,000 on March 1 but it has steadily crept up, trading at 83,500 on the platform on Monday.

The Lebanese pound’s parallel market rate weakened from roughly 121,000 to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday morning to 140,000 by the afternoon, prompting residents to briefly seal off roads in anger over their declining purchasing power.

Syria claims WWIII underway; Israel to engage all sectors amid Iran’s meddling TV7 Israel News 21.03

1) Jerusalem’s top defense official highlights labels Tehran as the steering hand behind all conflicts directed toward Israel.

2) CENTCOM Commander General Michael Kurilla voices concern over China and Russia’s growing roles throughout the Middle East.

3) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asserts that World War III had already commenced.

Coutts blockade supporter faces trial for allegedly driving at RCMP

Syd Fizzard provides an update on a supporter of the Coutts, Alberta blockade as James Sowery faces a trial after he was charged for allegedly driving his vehicle aggressively towards RCMP officers.

US speeds up Abrams tank delivery to Ukraine war zone

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The Pentagon is speeding up its delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, opting to send a refurbished older model that can be ready faster, with the aim of getting the 70-ton battle powerhouses to the war zone in eight to 10 months, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

The original plan was to send Ukraine 31 of the newer M1A2 Abrams, which could have taken a year or two to build and ship. But officials said the decision was made to send the older M1A1 version, which can be taken from Army stocks and could be there before the end of the year. Officials said the M1A1 also will be easier for Ukrainian forces to learn to use and maintain as they fight Russia’s invasion.

Protests In Western Iran Met With Force Despite New Year Holiday

People attend a protest on the Persian New Year holiday in western Iran on March 20.

Meanwhile, protesters in Tehran’s Ekbatan neighborhood and elsewhere in the capital chanted “Death to the dictator,” a reference to the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from windows and rooftops as the Persian New Year began.

Amini’s death, which officials blamed on a heart attack, touched off a wave of anti-government protests that authorities have met with a harsh crackdown that rights groups say has killed more than 500 people, including 71 children.

Officials, who have blamed — without providing evidence — the West for the demonstrations, have vowed to crack down even harder on protesters, with the judiciary leading the way after the unrest entered a fourth month.

Palestinian entry to Jerusalem eased ahead of Ramadan

Following the announcement from The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) about the approval of a series of civil measures for the Palestinian population on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Jerusalem sees an increase in security presence around the city.

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping sign economic deal in latest demonstration of ‘friendship without limits’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, signed an economic deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting on Tuesday in Moscow. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, signed an economic deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting on Tuesday in Moscow. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Xi is in Moscow for a multiday series of meetings with his Russian counterpart, aimed at demonstrating the two countries’ new “friendship without limits.” Xi and Putin emphasized the importance of jointly safeguarding their countries’ energy security.

Putin touted plans for a gas pipeline from Siberia to China ahead of the meeting, saying the agreement was all-but finalized.

“We were just discussing a good project, the new Power of Siberia 2 pipeline via Mongolia. Practically all the parameters of that agreement have been finalized,” Putin told Xi at the beginning of the meeting, according to the Financial Times.

IDF vehicle hit by landmine explosion on Lebanon border

Russian cruise missiles destroyed in drone attack on Crimea, Ukraine says

Russian-backed authorities in Crimea blamed a “night attack by Ukrainian drones” for hitting a technical school and residential areas | Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images

KYIV — A series of blasts targeting Russian weapons took place in Russian-occupied Crimea on Monday night, according to videos posted on social media.

The footage showed explosions in Dzhankoy, a town in the northern part of Crimea and a strategically important railway connection used by the Russian army. In some clips, a red cloud was visible in the night sky after the blasts. Others featured the sound of machine guns firing.

Ukrainian Military Intelligence reported that an explosion had destroyed a cargo of Russian Kalibr cruise missiles — which Moscow has used to hammer Ukrainian critical infrastructure. Ukraine has not officially taken responsibility for the attack.

China’s New ‘Ethnic Specific’ Bio-Weapons Target Specific Races Based on DNA

Russia’s most lethal weapons in Ukraine: Tanks to hypersonic missiles | Russia-Ukraine war | WION


The Poison the Has Infected the Republican Party

“Isn’t it curious that the one guy that has diversified and expanded the Republican Party is the one they want to get rid of the most?”

Charlie Kirk gives his thoughts on the Uni-party push to take down Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans.

USDA set to give $2.2 billion to minority farmers by end of 2023

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The Inflation Reduction Act that was signed by President Joe Biden in August 2022 authorizes the spending.

But the USDA isn’t ready to say just who will get the money.

“Future details concerning the application period for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners seeking financial assistance through this new program will be announced once the national administrator and vendors for the four regional hubs are selected and prepared to begin the application process,” the USDA told The Center Square in an email.

“These funds are yet another stepping stone in the long march towards justice and an inclusive, equitable USDA. Through this program and a neutral, comprehensive financial assistance process, USDA will acknowledge wrongs of the past and open up avenues that provide farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who have experienced discrimination by USDA the opportunity to be heard,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a media release.

The USDA said it would like to start making payments to eligible farmers by the end of 2023.

Trump indictment is a political ‘witch hunt’

Compact Magazine Founder Sohrab Ahmari says the Manhattan District Attorney’s attempts to indict Donald Trump are a political “witch hunt”.

Trump has been turned into a “law enforcement problem,” Mr Ahmari told Sky News host Rita Panahi.

“He’s just one more element of a kind of US establishment that hasn’t made its peace with the events of 2016, namely the election of Donald Trump.”

If Trump is arrested he will be a ‘hero’ and ‘guarantee’ his presidential win: Farage

Former Brexit Leader and GB News Host Nigel Farage says he “hopes” Donald Trump is arrested as it will “wake middle America up” and make the former US president a “hero”.

Gen. Jack Keane: China’s aggression will naturally increase if Russia wins in Ukraine

Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane (ret.) discusses President Xi Jinping meeting Vladimir Putin in Russia, combatting China’s ‘favored’ trade status and Saudi Arabia reportedly inviting the Iranian president for a visit.

Glenn: Do this TODAY to help stop possible Trump arrest

They’ve got the man. And now, the far-left is just trying to find the crime that will put him behind bars — and away from their political power — forever.

It’s un-American, Glenn says, but thankfully YOU can help.

Now may not be the time to march in the streets, but there is another way you can peacefully protest what the far-left is currently doing to our rule of law. And it’s simple:

‘Burn up those phone lines,’ Glenn says. ‘[Call] as many GOP representatives as you can possibly dial.’

Ingraham: The new world order is beginning to take shape

Fox News host Laura Ingraham discusses how the Biden administration’s foreign policy is leading to a ‘troubling alliance’ between China and Russia on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

McCarthy Fires Back At Reporter Asking About Trump On Day Of Possible Indictment

At a press briefing earlier this morning, Speaker McCarthy took a question about former President Trump’s impact on the 2024 election.

Trump Blasts ‘Most Disgusting Witch Hunt In The History Of Our Country’ Before Possible Indictment

In a video released to social media early this morning, former President Trump slammed the “witch hunt” legal battles he’s endured prior to his possible indictment.

Barely Hanging On: Macron Narrowly Survives Confidence Vote Despite Ongoing Protests

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The French parliament saw two confidence motions on Monday, with one failing to pass by just nine votes after the government of President Emmanuel Macron forced through pension reforms that raised the retirement age.

The first confidence motion was tabled by the centrist group Liot and managed to clear 278 votes, but fell just short of the 287 votes needed to pass the vote and bring down the government which has a minority in the French parliament, France24 reports. The margin of failure was reportedly much slimmer than anticipated, so while Macron survived this time it may be the case the vote signals to dissident MPs that the government is actually less strong than first thought.

A second confidence motion was also proposed by populist Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) but did not attract as much support as the first and also fell short of the 287 votes needed.


[CLIP] Chloe Cole: The Dark Side of Unconditional Gender Affirmation

“I don’t know if I’ll be able to carry a child to term. And I certainly won’t be able to feed them naturally.” Tonight, Chloe Cole shares her story.

At age 13, she was prescribed puberty blockers and then testosterone. At age 15, she got a double mastectomy.

Now, she plans to sue the medical group and hospital that facilitated and encouraged her medical transition.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: DEI Training’s Unintended Consequences

All big companies now require “DEI” training for employees, but studies say that often BACKFIRES.

One study looked at 800 companies, and found that after companies did trainings, they actually came to have FEWER black managers.

How is that possible? Erec Smith, a former DEI trainer, now a Professor of Rhetoric at York College, tells me: “It seems to be making people less likely to interact with people who are unlike them … because it’s like a minefield now.”


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