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Sunday June 4th, 2023 day edition

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But before Grabowski could get started, a far-right Polish lawmaker with a record of antisemitic statements stormed the speaker’s podium, smashing the microphone, knocking over loudspeakers, and yanking cables, according to Notes from Poland, an independent local outlet.

Grzegorz Braun, of the Confederation party, later said he disrupted the event to defend Poland’s good name against Grabowski’s “historical propaganda.”.

Warsaw-born Grabowski, a professor at the University of Ottawa whose father was a Jewish Holocaust survivor, has been a vocal critic of Poland’s efforts to constrain discussion of the Holocaust there.

It became illegal in 2018 in Poland to accuse the country of complicity with Nazi crimes.

Grabowski recently published an academic study exposing the alleged distortion of Wikipedia articles on the Holocaust in Poland, leading to an unusual intervention by Wikipedia’s top authorities.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to me, I felt like [I was] in Poland in the 1930s,” Grabowski was quoted as saying following the incident at his lecture.

Outside the institute, participants encountered a protest of the lecture led by Robert Bąkiewicz, a prominent nationalist figure. »

Clumps of 5,000-mile seaweed blob bring flesh-eating bacteria to Florida

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In particular, caution should be exercised regarding the harvest and processing of sargassum biomass until the risks are explored more thoroughly,” he said.

“[That] is good news for many coastal residents of Florida,” the university’s optical oceanography laboratory said on its website.

“The plausible theory was that in 2010 there was a long distance transport from the Sargasso sea to the tropical Atlantic. »

Florida congressman shouts ‘f*** Ron DeSantis’ on stage at Paramore concert

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Maxwell Alejandro Frost has laughed off criticism after he yelled “F*** Ron DeSantis” while performing on stage at a Paramore concert on Friday night.

The Florida congressman joined the rock band for a barnstorming rendition of their hit song “Misery Business”during a show at Capitol One Arena in Washington DC.

Lead singer Hayley Williams asked if he had a message for the crowd as he took the stage, with the Gen Z Democrat lawmaker responding: “F*** Ron DeSantis! »

Biden orders 20-year ban on oil, gas drilling around tribal site in New Mexico

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“I value and appreciate the many Tribal leaders, elected officials, and stakeholders who have persisted in their work to conserve this special area.”.

Navajo Nation officials have made similar arguments, saying millions of dollars in annual oil and gas revenues benefit the tribe and individual tribal members.

President Joe Biden initially proposed the ban in November 2021 at the White House Tribal Nations Summit. »

A Florida woman's car caught fire with her children inside while she allegedly shoplifted inside a mall

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A Florida woman has been arrested and charged after her car caught fire with her unattended children inside while she shoplifted inside a mall in Oviedo, police said.

The woman, identified as Alicia Moore, 24, parked in a Dillard’s parking lot around noon May 26, leaving two children in the car, according to the arrest report issued by the Oviedo Police Department.

Moore went inside the store where loss prevention personnel watched her and an unknown man shoplift items for about an hour, according to the report. »