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Wednesday May 12nd, 2021 night edition

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During a Senate Judiciary Committee on "ghost guns" (firearms made at home that lack a serial number) on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)

tried to change the subject to a debate about police funding.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) responded to Cruz's attempted diversion by telling him his words were "a complete distortion of [Gupta's and Clarke's] positions" before adding that "we're not here to talk about those nominees.

If you want to stay, we can do it at the end of the hearing, but right now we're gonna move on.".

Cruz was next seen getting up and walking out of the room, and though the timing was conspicuous, he left to attend another overlapping committee meeting.

"As you well know, Senator Cruz, that is a complete distortion of their positions" -- Sen. Blumenthal (you can then see Cruz walking out of the gun violence hearing) — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2021.

This story has been updated to include Cruz's explanation for leaving the hearing. »

1 million people sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage after Biden reopens exchange

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(CNN) One million people have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange during the special enrollment period that President Joe Biden launched in mid-February, the administration announced Tuesday.

"Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans.

The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed, and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it," Biden said. »

A Myth of Monks: Did They Really Practice Beer Fasting?

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A Catholic News Service article tells the tale of 15th-century monks who fasted on beer during the Lenten season.

The article reads: They needed something other than water to sustain them, so the monks turned to a common staple of the time of their region - beer.

They concocted an 'unusually strong' brew, full of carbohydrates and nutrients, because 'liquid bread wouldn't break the fast.'. »

Vaccines will get us back to normal. Why is Canada pretending otherwise?

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“There’s reduction in your risk of transmission, but it doesn’t necessarily eliminate your risk of transmission,” she told a virtual town hall.

Try refreshing your browser, or Vaccines will get us back to normal.

Canada is fortunate to have a relatively low rate of vaccine hesitancy; only 23.1 per cent, according to March Statistics Canada data. »