Rep. Ilhan Omar says ‘Manchin’s excuse is bullshit’ after he announced he won’t vote for Biden’s climate and social spending plan

Rep. Ilhan Omar blasted Sen. Joe Manchin after he said he could not vote for the Build Back Better plan. “Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bullshit,” Omar tweeted on Sunday. “I can’t get there. This is a no,” Manchin said on Fox News earlier on Sunday.  Loading Something is loading. Rep. Ilhan Omar blasted…

Berlusconi seeks comeback role as Italian president

By Mark LowenBBC Rome correspondentImage source, ReutersImage caption, Now 85, Mr Berlusconi has long been dubbed by supporters the Knight or Il CavaliereCould he really, despite everything, become president? The sex parties, the tax fraud conviction, the list of scandals as long as your arm?The talk shows are debating it, the politicians are considering it.…

Omicron: South African scientists probe link between variants and untreated HIV

By Andrew HardingAfrica correspondent, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesSouth African scientists – hailed for their discovery of Omicron – are investigating the “highly plausible hypothesis” that the emergence of new Covid-19 variants could be linked, in some cases, to mutations taking place inside infected people whose immune systems have already been weakened by other factors,…

Amazon shareholders are reportedly urging the company to audit its safety and surveillance practices after 6 workers died when their warehouse collapsed in a tornado

Shareholders are urging Amazon to audit its safety and surveillance practices, The Verge reported. Their resolution says “a review is needed of the practices that have made the company a leader in workplace injuries.” This month, six Amazon workers died after a warehouse in Illinois collapsed when a tornado struck. Loading Something is loading. Amazon…

Former RNC head and Montana Gov. Marc Racicot said it’s ‘inevitable’ the US republic will ‘be at risk’ partially due to social media

The former governor of Montana and head of the Republican National Committee said the US republic could be “at risk.”   He said he noticed a shift over the past decade-and-a-half due, in part, to social-media platforms. “It seems almost impossible to me to manage the noise,” he said, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Loading Something…

Leftist Gabriel Boric wins Chile presidential election

Media caption, A green laser was shone at Chile president-elect Gabriel Boric as he made his victory speech on SundayLeftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile’s presidential election to become the country’s youngest ever leader.In what was expected to be a tight race, the 35-year-old former student protest leader defeated his far-right rival José Antonio…

The world’s first octopus farm

By Claire MarshallBBC environment & rural affairs correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesNews that the world’s first commercial octopus farm is closer to becoming reality has been met with dismay by scientists and conservationists. They argue such intelligent “sentient” creatures – considered able to feel pain and emotions – should never be commercially reared for food. Playing…