News from Around the Web for Mar 11, 2024

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News From Around the Web

#10 Federal Judge Strikes Down Bid to Block Gun Restriction Bill in Washington State - Tom Ozimek for The Epoch Times

A federal judge in Washington state rejected a gun rights group’s challenge of a new regulation that opens firearm manufacturers to lawsuits for crimes committed with their products. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Dimke on March 8 dismissed a lawsuit against Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which sought to prevent Senate Bill 5078 from taking effect. The bill, known as the Firearm Industry Responsibility & Gun Violence Victims’ Access to Justice Act, imposes state-level legal liability on Washington’s firearms industry, allowing lawsuits to be brought on behalf of people who are killed or injured with the industry’s products...

#9 Black New York Residents Spar Over Who Should Receive Reparation Payments - Lindsay Kornick for Fox News

Black New Yorkers have conflicting ideas over who deserves reparations. A commission will soon begin to discuss the issue. In December, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill that established a commission to research the best ways to offer reparations to descendants of slaves in the state. By February, she announced the members who would make up the commission. Although the commission has yet to meet, some Black residents were already concerned that it would be limited only to direct descendants of slaves, similar to what California’s Reparations Commission announced...

#8 Measles Detected in Same Chicago Migrant Shelter Where Child Died - Warner Todd Huston for Breitbart

Health authorities in Chicago, Illinois, reported a second case of measles in the city Friday, this time in the same migrant shelter where a five-year-old boy died in December. Officials say the child of an illegal border crosser had contracted the communicable disease, but it wasn’t detected until after the child was already non-contagious, meaning the entire 1,876 migrants in the shelter had been exposed to the disease for weeks prior to the announcement, NewsNation reported Friday...

#7 FDNY Commish Will 'Hunt Down' Firefighters Who Dared Boo Letitia James at Ceremony - Connor Cavanaugh for The Western Journal

Commissioner for the New York City Fire Department Laura Kavanaugh is starting a witch hunt against firefighters or staff who booed at immensely unpopular New York Attorney General Letitia James during a promotion ceremony. James has not been popular among supporters of former President Donald Trump as she led the investigation which claimed that he was overvaluing his net worth and assets to secure business loans. The AG took the stage to speak and was immediately met with a chorus of boos from the crowd, per the New York Post...

#6 Boy, 11, Dies From Cardiac Arrest After Attempting 'Chroming' TikTok Challenge, Family Says - Paul Sacca for Blaze Media

An 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom died from cardiac arrest after attempting the "chroming" TikTok challenge, according to the child's family. Tommie-Lee Gracie Billington went into cardiac arrest and was found unresponsive at a friend's home in Lancaster around 12 p.m. on March 2, according to the Times of London. The boy was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The boy's grandmother, Tina Burns, explained, "He died instantly after a sleepover at a friend’s house. The boys had tried the TikTok craze 'chroming.' Tommie-Lee went into cardiac arrest immediately and died right there and then. The hospital did everything to try and bring him back, but nothing worked. He was gone."

#5 Supporters Blast Trump on Truth Social After He Takes Credit For COVID Jabs - Debra Heine for American Greatness
Former President Trump is facing fierce blowback from his own supporters on his social media platform after taking credit for the vaccines that “saved us” from COVID-19. Trump posted a “live, play by play” of Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech Thursday night to Truth Social, blasting his remarks on a number of issues and describing the address as “angry” and “polarizing.” At one point in the speech, Biden boasted that the “vaccines that saved us from COVID are now being used to beat cancer, turning setback into comeback.”

#4 Donald Trump's Post Angers Alex Jones - James Bickerton for Newsweek and RealAlexJones on X

Trump was responding to remarks that President Biden made on Thursday at his State of the Union address when he said: "The pandemic no longer controls our lives. The vaccines that saved us from COVID are now being used to help heat cancer, turning setback into comeback." Responding on his Truth Social website, Trump took credit for the vaccines' rapid approval, commenting: "YOU'RE WELCOME, JOE, NINE-MONTH APPROVAL TIME VS. 12 YEARS THAT IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN YOU!" Trump's post sparked an angry response from a number of commentators who have promoted discredited conspiracy theories about the coronavirus vaccines. Conservative podcaster Tracy Beanz screenshotted Trump's Truth Social post, adding: "The amount of anger I have over this can't be quantified in words..."

#3 Dogged By Crime Concerns, Dems Walk Back Their Own Reforms Ahead Of 2024 Election - Jason Cohen for The Daily Caller

A slew of Democratic enclaves are moving toward tougher crime policies in a reversal of 2020 reforms in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election. America’s Democratic cities and states are increasingly adopting stringent law-and-order measures that would have been considered taboo in the years following 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests opposing law enforcement agencies. They are amplifying police authority in response to heightened public concern and outrage fueled by a surge in crimes like murder, carjacking, and retail theft...

#2 UK Judge Orders Trump to Pay $380K to Man Who Penned Infamous 'Steele Dossier' - Lucien Bruggeman for ABC News

Former President Donald Trump's escalating legal penalties are a little larger after a judge in the United Kingdom ordered him to pay more than $380,000 to a firm run by Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who penned the infamous 2016 dossier accusing Trump of harboring close ties to the Russians. Trump sued Steele's firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, in a London court in 2022 over claims that the series of memos known as the "Steele Dossier" harmed his reputation and violated British data privacy laws...

#1 Top Red State Official Demands Answers on Biden Executive Order 'Attempting to Register' Illegals to Vote - Andrew Mark Miller and X

Mississippi’s Secretary of State has sent a letter to President Biden’s Department of Justice asking it to stop enforcing a Biden executive order that he warns is being used to attempt to register ineligible convicts and illegal immigrants to vote. "As you are aware, on March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order No. 14019, which sought to turn the Department of Justice agencies from their historical missions of law enforcement to voter registration and get-out-the-vote operations," Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland this week...


And Now for Something Special smiley

80 Years After D-Day, a World War II Veteran is Getting Married Near Beaches Where US Troops Landed -  Terry Spencer for AP News

Harold Terens and his fiancee Jeanne Swerlin kissed and held hands like high school sweethearts as they discussed their upcoming wedding in France, a country the World War II veteran first visited as a 20-year-old U.S. Army Air Forces corporal shortly after D-Day. Terens, a gregarious and energetic 100-year-old, will be honored in June by the French as part of the 80th anniversary celebration of their country’s liberation from the Nazis. Then, he plans to marry the sprightly 96-year-old Swerlin in a town near the beaches where U.S. troops landed. “I love this girl — she is quite special,” said Terens, who has been dating Swerlin since 2021. To demonstrate their fondness for dancing, they had Siri play “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and then jumped, twisted, and gyrated like teens at homecoming.“He’s an amazing guy, amazing,” Swerlin said. “He loves me so much, and he says it.”


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