In case you missed some of the headlines this week.
Calif. Gov. Newsom denies parole for Sirhan Sirhan
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday rejected parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the 77-year-old Palestinian immigrant who was convicted of the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.) in Los Angeles. – The Washington Post
Washington Post awards Biden ‘Four Pinocchios’ for false claim he was ‘arrested’ during civil rights protest.
The Washington Post awarded President Biden its harshest fact-check rating of “Four Pinocchios” over his false claim this week that he was “arrested” for the first time as a teenager while attending a civil rights protest in Delaware. – Fox News
Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, was YouTube’s highest-earning content creator in 2021, according to Forbes.
His elaborate stunts have generated more than 10 billion views on the platform and earned him $54m (£39m). – BBC News
‘A slap in the face’: Nurses told to use vacation and sick days to stay home if they test positive.
Some nurses have been forced to use their own sick days and vacation days if they test positive for Covid-19 — or have even been told to return to work if they are asymptomatic. – NBC News
Fauci calls Republican senator a ‘moron’ under his breath during tense hearing.
During a Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci called Republican Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas a “moron” after a heated exchange. – CNN
American Workers Are Burned Out, and Bosses Are Struggling to Respond
Workplace stress is rampant and resignations have risen; employers are trying four-day workweeks, mandatory vacation days and other new ways of working. – WSJ
US inflation soars to 7% for first time since 1982.
Year-on-year rise in CPI comes as Federal reserve lays groundwork for tighter policy amid rocketing prices. – Financial Times
Team Trump is melting down as probe by N.Y. AG Letitia James intensifies
Recent outbursts and legal filings show the former president, his family and his legal team are feeling the heat. – MSNBC
Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad are shot down
The embassy reports that the rockets were “fired by terrorist groups attempting to undermine security.” – Sky News
As queen mourned alone, UK gov’t staff held parties: Report
Allegations of more lockdown-breaking parties at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office are heightening public anger in the United Kingdom, as new reports claim government staff held social events last year while Queen Elizabeth II mourned her husband. – Al Jazeera
COVID shows AOC her views on the virus are wrong — and it’s everywhere
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was pictured maskless in a large crowd at a Miami drag bar. She later tested positive for COVID-19. – NY Post