After a 181-year ban, House Democrats aim to allow religious headwear on the floor

Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women newly-elected to Congress, is helping spearhead an effort to allow religious headwear, such as hijabs or kippahs, on the House floor. The proposal would reverse a 181-year ban on headwear of any type in the House. Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on Twitter that wearing a …

White House Correspondents’ Dinner ditches comedy after Michelle Wolf’s crude performance

Biographer Ron Chernow is the featured speaker at the next WHCA dinner after comedian Michelle Wolf bombed in 2018. Anti-Trump comedian Michelle Wolf called the White House Correspondents’ Association “cowards” for ditching comedy for its annual dinner in 2019 after she made headlines with a crude performance last April. “The @whca are cowards. The media …

A New Peanut Allergy Drug Is a Promising Treatment for Children

A new drug could become the first-ever protective treatment for the more than one million children in the U.S. who suffer from peanut allergies. In a phase-three trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the peanut-derived drug AR101 helped some children with severe peanut allergies tolerate the equivalent …

BTS ‘Burn the Stage’ Movie Becomes Biggest Ever Event Cinema Release

BTS’ “Burn the Stage: The Movie” has set global cinema alight. The film of the K-Pop sensations’ 2017 Wings Tour has notched a new event cinema record, with admissions currently at 1.4 million, according to distributor Trafalgar Releasing. That tops the previous event-cinema record held by boy band One Direction with their “One Direction: Where We …

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as ‘extremist group’, documents say

The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement. The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public. The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder …

David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe

David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures. The bankruptcy filing, the private company said Monday, will wipe out more than $400 million in long-term debt. It has commitments for $60 million in …

Office 365, Azure users are locked out after a global multi-factor authentication outage

Good morning! Except if you’re a hosted Microsoft customer who’s locked out of your account right now. Microsoft’s cloud-based multi-factor authentication services went down across the globe early Monday morning, preventing access to users who are required to sign in using a second layer of authentication to their account, such as a text message, a …

Full highlights of Xherdan Shaqiri’s ‘masterclass’ in Switzerland 5-2 Belgium have emerged

Switzerland staged a brilliant comeback against Belgium on Sunday night to advance to the finals of the Uefa Nations League. The Red Devils looked as if they would top group A2 after they went 2-0 up with just 17 minutes played. That meant Switzerland needed to score four goals in order to progress …

Controversial Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested

(NEW YORK) — The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, was among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. An attorney who has previously represented Hernandez did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday. …

Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince

The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post. Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia’s Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas …

Emily Blunt sang ‘I Want It That Way’ with the Backstreet Boys

Emily Blunt appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday and said that it’s “nerve-racking to sing in front of people.” DeGeneres told the “Mary Poppins Returns” star that the audience wanted her to perform, so she grabbed a microphone and was joined by the Backstreet Boys.” The fans screamed as Blunt sang a piece …

Instagram kills off fake followers, threatens accounts that keep using apps to get them

Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. Today Instagram is removing inauthentic follows, Likes, and comments that violate its policies from people’s accounts who use these apps; sending them a warning to change their password to cut ties …

Zholia Alemi: Foreign doctor checks after fake psychiatrist case

Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption Zholia Alemi faked her medical degree when she came to the UK in the 1990s Some 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being urgently checked after a woman practised psychiatry for 22 years without any qualifications. New Zealander Zholia Alemi falsely claimed to have a medical degree from …