News from Around the Web for Mar 12, 2024

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News From Around the Web

#10 India Announces Steps to Implement a Citizenship Law That Excludes Muslims - Sheikh Saaliq for Associated Press and from The Pamphlet, India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday announced rules to implement a 2019 citizenship law that excludes Muslims, weeks before the Hindu nationalist leader seeks a third term in office. The Citizenship Amendment Act provides a fast track to naturalization for Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Christians who fled to Hindu-majority India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan before Dec. 31, 2014. The law excludes Muslims, who are a majority in all three nations. The law was approved by the Indian Parliament in 2019, but Modi’s government held off with its implementation after deadly protests broke out in the capital New Delhi, and elsewhere. Scores were killed during days of clashes. The nationwide protests in 2019 drew people of all faiths who said the law undermines India’s foundation as a secular nation. Muslims were particularly worried that the government could use the law, combined with a proposed national register of citizens, to marginalize them...


#9 Sen. Bob Menendez Enters Not Guilty Plea to Latest Criminal Indictment - Larry Neumeister for AP News and Reuters

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife pleaded not guilty on Monday to new obstruction of justice charges recently added to a broad corruption indictment threatening the Democrat’s re-election chances.“Once again, not guilty, your honor,” Menendez responded after Judge Sidney H. Stein asked him to enter a plea at a 20-minute hearing at a federal court in Manhattan. Menendez had previously pleaded not guilty to other charges in October. Menendez and his wife, Nadine, left the courthouse without speaking to reporters. Menendez ignored a shouted question about whether he intends to run for re-election...


#8 Boeing Whistleblower John Barnett Found Dead in US - Theo Leggett for BBC and Collin Rugg on X

John Barnett had worked for Boeing for 32 years until his retirement in 2017. In the days before his death, he had been giving evidence in a whistleblower lawsuit against the company. Boeing said it was saddened to hear of Mr Barnett's passing. The Charleston County coroner confirmed his death to the BBC on Monday. It said the 62-year-old had died from a "self-inflicted" wound on 9 March, and police were investigating...


#7 Gold Star Father, Who Was Arrested at State of the Union, Speaks Out: 'The Circus ... It Just Got to Me' - Johnathan Jones for The Western Journal and Politico on YouTube

A Gold Star father who was removed and arrested during Thursday’s State of the Union address explained in great detail the process that led to his shouting at President Joe Biden during a Monday interview. Steve Nikoui lost his son U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, the summer of 2021 when the brave soldier died alongside a dozen other American service men and women during Biden’s disastrous and disorganized exit from Afghanistan. Kareem Nikoui and the others died during a suicide attack at the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul...


#6 Entire Staff at Deadspin Fired Months After They Smeared 9-Year-Old Chiefs Fan as a Racist - Carlos Garcia for Blaze Media and Collin Rugg on X

Just five months after Deadspin tried to smear a 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan as a racist, all of the sports media outlet's employees have been fired as a part of a buyout. Employees received an email announcing the sale, and some were told at a meeting before their access to the company's digital resources was cut off. "Recently, we were approached by the European firm Lineup Publishing expressing interest in purchasing Deadspin to add to their growing media holdings," the email read in part. Other employees posted about the decision on social media...


#5 Hackers Hijack Roku Accounts to Buy Streaming Subscriptions, Devices - Michael Kan for PC
Hackers hit 15,000+ user accounts to buy the unauthorized subscriptions, likely by using login/password combinations leaked from previous hacks at third-party services. If you use a Roku account, make sure you secure it: Hackers recently targeted over 15,000 users of the TV streaming platform to buy unauthorized subscriptions. On Friday, Roku notified authorities in California and Maine about the data breach, which ensnared 15,363 US residents. The hackers targeted Roku users from Dec. 28, 2023, to Feb. 21, 2024. According to the company’s data breach notice, the cybercriminals likely hijacked the Roku accounts by using login/password combinations leaked from previous hacks at third-party services...

#4 Mississippi Secretary of State Warns Biden Not To Let Illegal Immigrants, Felons Vote - Catholic Vote and Forbes Breaking News

Republican Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson penned a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland warning that a 2021 Biden executive order could lead to illegal immigrants and convicted felons voting in U.S. elections. “[O]n 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,” Watson wrote. “These efforts are an intrusion into state matters and are a misuse of federal revenue and resources,” the Republican continued. “In addition, it appears that these efforts have led to agencies under your charge attempting to register people to vote, including potentially ineligible felons, and to co-opt state and local officials into accomplishing this goal.”


#3 The Body Shop Ceases US Operations, With Plans to Close Dozens of Stores in the UK and Canada - AP Business News

The Body Shop has ceased its U.S. operations and is closing dozens of locations in Canada amid deepening financial struggles for the British beauty and cosmetics chain. The Body Shop’s U.S. arm ceased operations on March 1, according to a company announcement from earlier this month. And the brand’s Canadian subsidiary commenced liquidation of 33 closing stores as part of wider restructuring proceedings. These closings arrive just weeks after the U.K.-based retailer appointed insolvency administrators set to consider “all options to find a way forward” after years of financial struggles...

#2 Female Bartender Convicted of Hate Crime for Shoving Trans Woman in Bathroom Dispute - Hannah Ray Lambert  for Fox News

An Oregon jury convicted an off-duty bartender of a hate crime for misgendering and shoving a transgender customer who had used the women's bathroom. After a two-day trial last week, jurors found Cassie McIntyre guilty of second-degree bias crime and harassment charges for the December 2022 confrontation, which was caught on surveillance video at a Portland bar.

#1 Trump Endorses Michigan GOP Senate Candidate Mike Rogers - Hannah Bleau Knudsen for Breitbart and Rand Paul on X

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed former congressman Mike Rogers, a Republican Senate candidate in Michigan. “Highly respected former Congressman Mike Rogers is running for the United States Senate from the Great State of Michigan,” Trump began, noting that Rogers has “served his Country during a career loaded up with accolades and wins, from the Army to Congress, and now, hopefully, the U.S. Senate.”


And Now for Something Special smiley

Community Rallies To Ensure Legally Blind Walmart Janitor Never Walks Alone To Work - Sunny Skyz
In the heart of Cabot, Arkansas, a tight-knit community has come together to support one of its own, Bill Moczulewski, a legally blind man who works as a janitor at the local Walmart. For years, rain or shine, Moczulewski would embark on a five-mile journey to the overnight shift at the retail giant until Christy Conrad intervened and sparked a wave of generosity that has now transformed into a heartwarming story of compassion.


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