Cars and Bus Left Teetering as Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

Four cars and a bus were left teetering on the edge of disaster when a Pittsburgh bridge collapsed early Friday morning, sending chunks of concrete tumbling into a park below.
Photos from the scene show cars trapped in a chasm of cracked concrete and snow, and a bus teetering just inches from a huge crack spanning the bridge.
It happened just hours before President Joe Biden was set to visit Pittsburgh to talk about his $1.2 billion infrastructure plan.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told CNN that there were no fatalities, miraculously.

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Cars and Bus Left Teetering as Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

Four cars and a bus were left teetering on the edge of disaster when a Pittsburgh bridge collapsed early Friday morning, sending chunks of concrete tumbling into a park below.
Photos from the scene show cars trapped in a chasm of cracked concrete and snow, and a bus teetering just inches from a huge crack spanning the bridge.
It happened just hours before President Joe Biden was set to visit Pittsburgh to talk about his $1.2 billion infrastructure plan.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told CNN that there were no fatalities, miraculously.

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Body-Cam Footage of Nine Cops Opening Fire on Landon Eastsep on Tennessee Highway Is Released

Body-cam footage from several officers shows the tense moments that preceded nine Tennessee cops opening fire on a man on an interstate on Thursday.
The incident began after a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer came upon Landon Eastsep, 37, sitting on a guardrail along the busy Interstate 65. According to police, the trooper, who has not been named, approached the man and offered him a ride home to get him off the highway. Eastsep is said to have then pulled a box cutter and the officer stepped away and called for backup.
Before backup could arrive, James Kidd, an off-duty officer from Mt.

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Body-Cam Footage Shows Landon Eastsep Took Last-Second Gun Stance Before Tennessee Police Opened Fire

Body-cam footage from several officers shows the tense moments that led to nine cops opening fire on a man on Tennessee highway Thursday.
The incident began after a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer came upon Landon Eastsep, 37, sitting on a guardrail along the busy Interstate 65. According to police, the trooper, who has not been named, approached the man and offered him a ride home to get him off the highway. Eastsep is said to have then pulled a box cutter and the officer stepped away and called for backup.
Before backup could arrive, James Kidd, an off-duty officer from Mt.

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Experts Fear New Mutant Omicron Is Most Contagious COVID Variant Yet

Just a couple weeks ago it seemed like the worst was behind us and the wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the new Omicron variant was beginning to ebb in many of the worst-hit places.
But epidemiologists warned that some new variant would eventually replace Omicron, potentially driving a new surge in cases. They were right.
This week, cases started rising again in several countries. And some experts think an elusive form of Omicron, the so-called BA.2 sublineage, might be responsible.
If that’s the case and BA.2 proves even more transmissible than baseline Omicron—the BA.

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Experts Fear New Mutant Omicron Is Most Contagious COVID Variant Yet

Just a couple weeks ago it seemed like the worst was behind us and the wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the new Omicron variant was beginning to ebb in many of the worst-hit places.
But epidemiologists warned that some new variant would eventually replace Omicron, potentially driving a new surge in cases. They were right.
This week, cases started rising again in several countries. And some experts think an elusive form of Omicron, the so-called BA.2 sublineage, might be responsible.
If that’s the case and BA.2 proves even more transmissible than baseline Omicron—the BA.

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Janet Jackson’s New Docuseries Is a Rare but Unilluminating Look at the Secretive Superstar

Last year’s outstanding HBO Max documentary about Tina Turner gave the retired queen of rock ‘n’ roll what will hopefully be the final word on her roller-coaster career and tumultuous marriage to Ike Turner. Almost 30 years younger than Turner and still actively working, Janet Jackson makes similar efforts to set the record straight on public narratives about her illustrious family, tough upbringing, relationships, and individual stardom in the documentary series JANET JACKSON., premiering on Lifetime and A&E this Friday and Saturday.

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MAGA Candidate Caught on Tape Menacing Butterfly Sanctuary

Marianne Wright was halfway through a conference call on Jan. 21 when she received a startling message from her son.
Two women were on their property and were demanding her son open a gate so that they could go see “illegals crossing on rafts.” The women, Wright later claimed in an affidavit, said they were a congressional candidate and a Secret Service agent.
“Immediately, we knew what that was about,” Wright told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “It was an echo and reiteration of the lies Steve Bannon’s ‘Rebuild The Wall’ campaign published and promoted against us for years.

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White Men Can’t Wait to Get Mad About a Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

For nearly 180 years, every American president made an unspoken pledge to only nominate white men to the U.S. Supreme Court. Race and gender went unmentioned, because they were foregone conclusions.
Historical revisionists enjoy the performative amnesia of complaining about how “we used to judge Supreme Court nominees on the basis of qualifications, character, and fitness” while pretending not to know that whiteness and maleness were the very first items on the SCOTUS eligibility checklist, but that’s phony nostalgia for you.

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