Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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Your letters for Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Breadcrumb Trail Links Letters Housing overheating has spread from Toronto suburbs like this one to other cities across the country. Photo by Getty Images article content Climate-conscious City Council allows city to keep growing Announcement 2 This ad has not been uploaded yet, but its article continues below. article content Re: suburban communities raising climate […]

Canada denies access to Chinese-Canadian billionaire’s trial, embassy says – National |

Chinese authorities have prevented Canadian government representatives from attending the trial of Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, the Canadian embassy said on Tuesday. Xiao, who disappeared in Hong Kong five years ago, was due to stand trial in China on Monday and Canadian consular officials had been pressing for consular access, the embassy said earlier in […]

‘The Green Planet’: David Attenborough explores the world of plants in lush BBC Earth series – National |

Sir David Attenborough is going green. Very green. Legendary English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author, aged 96, travels the world in BBC Earth’s latest historical series, the green planetto explore Earth’s biodiversity and the secret life of plants. Filmed in 27 countries over four years, the five-part documentary marks the first time Attenborough has […]

Sweden and Finland move one step closer to joining NATO after signing accession protocol – National |

The 30 NATO allies on Tuesday signed the accession protocols of Sweden and Finland, and sent the membership offers of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approval. The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation following its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February and military fighting there since. “This is truly a historic […]

Pat King involved in early planning of Freedom Convoy protest, court documents show

Convoy participant Pat King was involved in the planning and logistics of the Freedom Convoy protest, despite organizers denying his involvement, according to court documents obtained by CTV News. Freedom Convoy organizer Chris Barber and King were in constant contact, texting and calling each other routinely, according to information police seized from Barber’s phone. Those […]

Russian FM visits Mongolia for support

BEIJING (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with leaders in Mongolia Tuesday during a trip to Asia to seek support amid his country’s diplomatic isolation from the West and harsh sanctions imposed by the his invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov met with Mongolian Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh and paid a courtesy visit to President […]

Avalanche on the Italian glacier: the search continues with drones for missing hikers after 7 deaths – National |

Rescuers using drones resumed the search Tuesday for some 13 missing hikers following an avalanche in northern Italy that killed at least seven people and is largely blamed on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. After rain hampered the search on Monday, sunny weather on Tuesday allowed helicopters to fly more rescue teams to the […]

Rebel landmine injures 7 soldiers in central Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A landmine planted by suspected communist guerrillas wounded seven soldiers in the central Philippines on Tuesday, in one of the first known attacks by insurgents since President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office last week. pass. Army troops were reviewing villagers’ reports of anti-personnel mines laid by New People’s Army rebels along […]

‘A Nurse Can’t Be Everywhere’: Ontario Healthcare Staffing Shortage Causes Emergency Room Closures |

TORONTO — The recent temporary closures of two Ontario emergency rooms and the consolidation of staff at another have renewed concerns about a shortage of healthcare workers in the province, with doctors and nurses calling on the government to address the problem. A hospital in Clinton, Ont., temporarily closed its emergency department from Saturday to […]

City of Toronto orders contractors to accommodate security guards applying for religious exemptions – Toronto |

Following a complaint from Canada’s World Sikh Organization (WSO) over a controversial policy, the city of Toronto says it will ensure the contractors it works with accommodate all employees. The city had been in the process of investigating troubling allegations made by the WSO and community members who said they had been discriminated against. “These […]