Did PETA Use Real Human Skin for Urban Outraged's Clothing Collection?
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has once again gained worldwide notoriety after releasing its latest campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. The new campaign shows "human leather" being used to create fashion items featuring mutilated body parts.
$3,600 Stimulus Check Facebook Ads: Are They Real?
There are various Facebook ads spreading and going viral that suggest the United States federal government is planning to send out $3,600 stimulus checks to homeowners. However, users who have clicked the ads were redirected to websites that asked them to answer questions revealing their personal information instead.
White House Authorizes Massive $770 Billion Pentagon Funding That Includes Support of Taiwan, $300 Million For Ukraine Defense
The United States government has authorized a massive defense bill that will have a funding of $770 billion for the Pentagon. A portion of the legislation, which is worth around $300 million, will be used to support Taiwan against potential aggression from China.
Omicron Variant Partially Evades Pfizer's Vaccine But Fails To Fully Resist Treatment, New Study Finds
A new South African study showed that the new Omicron coronavirus variant partially evaded immune protection provided by the Pfizer vaccine. The researchers said that while the results were worrisome they were not a cause for panic because the combination of infection and subsequent vaccination or booster shot still offered protection.
Congressional Lawmakers Negotiate With Minority Leader Mitch McConnell To Lift Debt Ceiling Without Republican Votes
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hatched out a plan to raise the country's debt ceiling without the need for Republican votes. The legislation has drawn mixed reactions from the GOP party, with some supporting the idea and others being skeptical.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Gets 4-Year Prison Sentence Halved in Widely Criticized Trial of Civilian Leader
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, gets sentenced to two years in prison after the military junta reduced her initial four-year sentence. The trial is widely criticized as the country continues to descend into chaos since the military's coup in February.
Bill de Blasio To Require Children Aged 5 to 11 Show Proof of Vaccination To Eat Outside Amid Jarring Vaccine Mandates
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that young children will soon be required to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus if they want to eat outside or do other outdoor activities. The official also announced a new vaccine mandate that will affect workers from the private sector.
GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Announces Exit From Congress in Coming Weeks To Become CEO of Trump's Media Company
Republican Representative Devin Nunes announced that he would be leaving Congress in the coming weeks to become CEO of former United States President Donald Trump's media company. The decision was confirmed by the Trump Media & Technology Group.
China Responds to US Officials Boycotting Beijing Olympics, Says Chinese People are "Relieved"
United States President Joe Biden's administration recently announced the decision not to send any diplomatic or official representative to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In response, China said that its people were "relieved" to hear the news, saying it would result in fewer viruses coming into their region.
Biden Administration Announces Plan To Counter Local, International Corruption With New Strategy To Focus on Intelligence Collection
United States President Joe Biden's administration recently announced a new strategy that would crack down on corruption in the country by prioritizing intelligence collection. The situation comes as the Biden administration is planning to expand reporting requirements on all-cash estate purchases.
Health Officials Warn of Coronavirus Cases As Omicron Variant Spreads to 17 US States
The United States federal government announced that the new Omicron coronavirus variant has spread to nearly a third of all states in the region. Despite the quick spread of the new mutation, the Delta variant remains the dominant variant in the region, causing new cases to top more than 100,000 per day.
India Falls Into Chaos After Security Forces 'Mistakenly' Kill 14 Civilians, Causing Anger Among Residents
Indian security forces are drawing scrutiny after killing 14 civilians in what the Indian Army said were incidents where soldiers were responding to "credible intelligence." The army said that it would be investigating the incident and hold individuals accountable as per the court of the law.
Biden Set To Talk With Vladimir Putin Over Ukraine Issue as Republican Lawmakers Urge US President To Be Firm Against Russian Counterpart
United States President Joe Biden is set to have a video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the issue over the Ukraine border. The situation comes after Moscow increased its military presence in the area and is poised to invade Ukraine.
Myanmar Military Truck Plows Through Protesters, Killing Civilians, Drawing Criticism From UN, US
The United Nations and United States criticized the Myanmar military junta after reports that a military truck plowed through a group of protesters, killing several civilians. The situation comes months after the military junta took control of the country's government in February.
Who is Bob Dole? Longtime Republican Senator Dies at 98
Former Sen. Bob Dole died at 98 years old as was revealed by a statement released by the former presidential nominee and World War II veteran's family. Several lawmakers expressed their sympathies for the GOP member and remembered him as a giant in the senate, serving for 36 years.