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Tuesday May 24th, 2022 night edition

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Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the Covid-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor’s degrees, the academy said Saturday.

Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about a week ago, decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer.

In a statement, Miller said that while the three will get a degree “they will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated.”

As of Saturday, the Air Force is the only military academy, so far, where cadets are not being commissioned due to vaccine refusal.

Ahead of that ceremony, the U.S. Air Force Academy Board conducted its standard review of whether this year’s class had met all graduation requirements on Friday.

Across the military, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have discharged as many as 4,000 active duty service members for refusing the vaccine.

About 99% of the active duty Navy and 98% of the Air Force, Marine Corps and Army have gotten at least one shot. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Can't Figure Out Why People Are Picking On Murderous White Supremacists

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Extremist GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) wondered in a weekend interview why people are picking on homicidal white supremacists.

She said that there are so many other criminals to complain about instead — like undocumented immigrants.

Marjorie Taylor Greene complained on Saturday that there's a "target" on white supremacists. — David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) May 22, 2022. »

Shell consultant quits, says company causes ‘extreme harm’ to planet

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A Shell consultant resigned Monday with a searing email accusing the oil giant of “failing on a massive planetary scale” to limit climate risks.

Caroline Dennett, who has been a U.K.-based safety consultant for Shell for 11 years, said she could no longer work for the company given its plans to expand fossil fuel extraction.

Shell is not putting environmental safety before production,” Dennett wrote in her email, seen by POLITICO. »

Russian soldier jailed for life in first war crimes trial of Ukraine war

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KYIV, May 23 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's invasion.

1/4 Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, stands inside a cage during a court hearing, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 23, 2022.

"For most other war crimes cases in Ukraine I suspect we'll see similar sentences because this is the baseline trial.". »