GOP Rep. Reveals How Many Republicans Actually Believe Trump’s Election Conspiracies

India posts record daily rise in Covid deaths as case numbers surge

India on Saturday reported a record one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths as cases surged by more than 400,000 for the third consecutive day.

India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Cases rose by 401,078, increasing the pandemic's total to 21.9 million.

Post Office contacts hundreds who may have been wrongfully prosecuted

‘Extensive exercise’ under way after theft, fraud and false accounting convictions quashed

The Post Office is contacting hundreds of people who may have been wrongfully prosecuted following the subpostmaster miscarriage of justice scandal.

Dozens of subpostmasters were prosecuted for theft, fraud and false accounting because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon accounting system, which had “bugs, defects and errors” from the outset.

Last month, 39 former subpostmasters who were convicted and even jailed based on Horizon data had their convictions overturned by the court of appeal.

The court ruled the convictions were unsafe because the Post Office knew there were faults in the Horizon accounting system it used but continued to pursue prosecutions against its employees.

Some of the convicted workers were sent to prison, others lost their livelihoods and their homes. Many went bankrupt – and some died before their names were cleared.

The Post Office said it was contacting around 540 people with potentially relevant convictions and additional information was being sought in another 100 cases.

A spokesman said: “The Post Office sincerely apologises for serious historical failures. We continue to take determined action for people affected.

“Post Office has made strenuous efforts to identify individuals who were historically convicted and an extensive post-conviction disclosure exercise is taking place to identify and disclose all material which might affect the safety of those convictions.”

Police investigate woman’s death in Auckland’s CBD

Police are investigating a woman’s death in Auckland’s CBD.

A police spokesperson said emergency services were called to Hobson St at 5.51pm.

A woman was found dead at the scene, inside the Harvard On Hobson apartment block.

The spokesperson said a scene guard was in place and would remain there until police determined the circumstances of the death.

RNC Tweet About ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Does Not Go Well

Twitter users took the Republican National Committee to task on Friday over a post about freedom of speech.

“Freedom of speech should not be a partisan issue,” the RNC declared. “Big Tech should be held accountable.”

Commenters interpreted the post as the RNC attacking the banning of ex-President Donald Trump from social media platforms following his incitement of the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Facebook’s Oversight Board, a company-appointed independent panel, on Wednesday upheld the network’s decision to ban Trump in the wake of the insurrection ― but said the website must review the decision within six months.


Chinese rocket tracker LIVE: Booster could CRASH into Earth this weekend as US won't shoot it down

EXPERTS are rushing to determine where the Chinese rocket part will land after it went out of control after its launch.

China launched its first space station on Thursday in the first of 11 missions that will see a three-person crew sent up by the end of 2022.

But the rocket part that broke off as planned was due to have a controlled re-entry – until Chinese authorities lost the ability to.

It is now circling the Earth and is expected to crash land on our planet this weekend, with scientists trying to pinpoint the exact location it will hit.

Although it has the potential to hit in a highly-populated area, the Pentagon have already refused to shoot it down.

Follow our Chinese rocket live blog for all the latest news and updates…

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      Janet Leigh, movie star, is in the ladies’ room at Toots Shor’s when a zoologist named Margaret Marder runs into her. The year: 1962. The occasion: a wrap party for “The Manchurian Candidate” thrown by another of its stars, Frank Sinatra.

      GOP Rep. Reveals How Many Republicans Actually Believe Trump’s Election Conspiracies

      Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Friday that only a handful of his Republican colleagues in the House actually believe ex-President Donald Trump’s election lies.

      The vast majority of House Republicans, Kinzinger told CNN’s Jake Tapper, were simply boarding the Trump train in a desperate bid to preserve their jobs.

      “How many actually believe it? Five, probably, if that, maybe? I don’t know, but it’s in the single, it’s low,” said Kinzinger, a vocal critic of Trump who defied his party to vote for the impeachment of the former president for inciting the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

      “People don’t believe it,” he continued. “But what they are doing is they’re sitting around saying, ‘I need to continue to exist in this job so that I can make an impact. I don’t have the courage or the strength or the ability to swing this party, so I’m going to just kinda put my head down and go along.’”

      “Some people have made the decision that grabbing onto the Trump train again, even though it’s been derailed, is the best way for us to push whatever,” Kinzinger added. Others, meanwhile, “just want to destroy the place.”

      Kinzinger said GOP backing of Trump’s conspiracies may give the party a “temporary hit, maybe you’ll win the majority, I don’t think you will.”

      “But I guarantee you in the long arc of history, this is not going to bode well for Republicans,” he added.

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