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To the Manor Burn

If you missed our livestream Clubland Q&A this afternoon, here's the action replay. If you didn't miss it but were discombobulated by a couple of dropouts late in the broadcast, well, you can catch up on what what you missed. Simply click above and ...

Chauvin’s Medical Expert Helps a Reeling Defense

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I wouldn’t have bet on it, but it has happened twice in the same case — once to each side in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. The defense case stumbled out of the box on Tuesday, and seemed significantly damaged when expert testimony about the police use of force against George Floyd became a coup for the adversary. The same thing happened to the prosecution earlier in the trial: Its...

How to Start a War

Joe Biden, and those around him, seem determined to upset the peace they inherited. ...

Live Around the Planet: Thursday April 15th

Today, Thursday, I'll be conducting another edition of our Clubland Q&A, live around the world at 4pm Eastern time in North America - that's 8pm GMT/9pm British Summer Time. We'll try to pin down the rest of the time zones below, but do, as they say, ...

World news

Florida Senate Approves ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill

Florida's Senate has voted to approve an "anti-riot" bill supported by Republicans, and Gov. Ron DeSantis in particular, but criticized by Democrats and civil rights groups as limiting the right to protest in the state......

Economy

Technology

The Best Gadgets to 420 Blaze It

April 20 is going to feel a little different this year.Read more......

SpaceX gets the go-ahead for Crew Dragon launch to...

NASA and SpaceX's Crew Dragon is a go for liftoff to the International Space Station next week following the completion of a Flight Readiness Review....

Here’s What to Expect at Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ Event

After weeks of speculation, we know that Apple’s first big product event of 2021 will be on Tuesday, April 20. (Thanks, Siri!) What could Apple possibly have to launch after hosting not one, not two, but three events this past fall? Well, a lot actually—but save your iBong jokes, it’s most...

Study: About 2.5 billion T. Rex roamed Earth but...

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds. ...

Study finds about 2.5 billion T. Rex roamed Earth...

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds. ...

DJI’s Upgraded Mavic Air 2S Has a Much Larger...

DJI’s Mavic Air 2 drone already offers a great balance of price and performance, but with the new Mavic Air 2S, DJI is revamping its latest quadcopter with a way bigger camera sensor. Read more......

Science / Health

Study: Vaccines Carry Lower Risk of Blood Clots Than COVID-19

A study by British researchers found that people who contract COVID-19 are 95 times more likely to experience blood clots to the brain than the general population. ...

Dehydration Can Be Deadly for Seniors

As the weather gets warmer, it is important to make sure to drink enough fluids to stay hydrated. This is especially important if you are older or exercise outdoors. Staying hydrated is not just about quenching your thirst......

Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher Rates

Before the pandemic began, suicide risk was twice as high among female nurses compared with American women as a whole, a new study warns. Even within the health care community itself, female nurses were found to be roughly 70% more......

4 in 10 Adults Over 50 Consult Online Reviews When Picking a Doctor

Finding a new doctor can be a daunting task. For help, many older adults turn to online reviews, a new study finds. In fact, many people rate online reviews as highly as they would a recommendation from friends and family......

Respiratory viral pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 easy to test on-site with new nanofilm

Researchers in South Korea have developed a plasmonic isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) array chip. This first plasmoinc isothermal PCR technology can detect eight types of pathogens (four bacteria and four viruses) that cause acute respiratory infectious diseases; the analysis takes only 30 minutes. The research was led by Dr. Sung-Gyu...

Long-acting injectable medicine as potential route to COVID-19 therapy

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown the potential of repurposing an existing and cheap drug into a long-acting injectable therapy that could be used to treat COVID-19. ...

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Don’t ‘overinterpret’ decision to pause J&J Covid vaccine over...

Don't 'overinterpret' decision to pause J&J Covid vaccine over rare clotting issue, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says  CNBCU.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Blood Clotting Cases  The New York TimesUS calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine  CNNQ&A with Elon University physician Dr. Ginette Archinal  Elon News NetworkSome Philadelphia clinics to...

Protests erupt in Minneapolis suburb after police fatally shoot...

Protests erupt in Minneapolis suburb after police fatally shoot Daunte Wright following traffic stop  CBS NewsProtests erupt after police shoot Black man in Minneapolis traffic stop  Yahoo NewsMinnesota National Guard deployed after protests over the police killing of a man during a traffic stop  CNN 20-year-old shot, killed during Brooklyn Center traffic stop sparks...

Supreme Court leaves major conservative cases waiting in the...

Supreme Court leaves major conservative cases waiting in the wings, from abortion to guns  USA TODAYWashington Post calls for term limits for Supreme Court justices  Fox NewsBiden’s new Supreme Court commission is a win for the Federalist Society  Vox.comThe Agenda review: how the supreme court became an existential threat to US democracy  The GuardianNY Times...

Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov....

Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind  The New York TimesSome Metro Detroit restaurants close, others stay open after Governor's recommendation  WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7Michigan governor faces resistance to calls for closures amid COVID-19 surge  CBS NewsRestaurant owners react to Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s request to pause...

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Sports

Justin Fields now betting favorite to land with 49ers in NFL Draft

The Mac Jones smoke has given way to the Justin Fields embers. For the first time since the 49ers traded up to the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Fields is the betting favorite to be their selection, currently at -140 on BetMGM. Jones, who has long been...

Alabama football lost some star power, so watching national champions try to repeat will be fascinating

Alabama will enter the regular season as the defending national champions for the sixth time under coach Nick Saban, an achievement made even more remarkable...

Knicks have eye on Jalen Brunson’s uncertain Mavericks future

Villanova stud point guard Jalen Brunson, who is emerging as a solid second-round steal for the Mavericks, is on the Knicks’ radar. Brunson, who scored 15 points with seven assists and five rebounds in a win over the Knicks on April 2, has a non-guaranteed year left on his pact. The...

This is the right time for ‘Coach Prime,’ Deion Sanders, to lead Jackson State. ‘It was a calling.’

JACKSON, Miss. — Just like old times, Deion Sanders flowed with all sorts of energy, positivity, philosophies and, well, style, as he sat in his...