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Sunday June 4th, 2023 night edition

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A Chinese warship came within 150 yards of hitting American destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, during a rare joint Canada-U.S. mission sailing through the Taiwan Strait, the latest aggressive military move from Beijing in the South China Sea.

When the Chinese vessel altered its course, Mountford says the crew called the American ship and told them to move or there would be a collision.

The Americans responded by asking the Chinese to stay clear of the ship, but the Chung-Hoon ultimately needed to alter course and slow down to avoid a crash.

0:55 Exclusive video captures Chinese warship nearly hitting U.S. destroyer in Taiwan Strait.

The Chung-Hoon and Montreal have been sailing together in the South China Sea for nearly a week prior to entering the Taiwan Strait.

The Chinese told both the Canadian and American ships over radio systems that they are entering Chinese territory, despite the joint mission taking place in internationally recognized waters, according to Mountford.

Canada’s defence minister Anita Anand had just finished participating in a security summit in Singapore when she learned of the incident in the Strait of Taiwan. »

Texas becomes largest state to ban transgender care for minors

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June 2 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a bill that bans transgender healthcare including puberty blockers and hormone therapy for minors, making Texas the largest of the 20 states to have outlawed gender-affirming care.

Texas, the second most-populous U.S. state, has an estimated 29,800 transgender youth aged 13 to 17, according to the Williams Institute of UCLA.

The Texas law creates exceptions for minors who began treatment before June 1 or for those who attended 12 or more sessions of mental health counseling or psychotherapy for at least six months. »

‘F-ck Ron DeSantis’: Florida Rep. Maxwell Frost Shouts at Paramore Concert

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Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL), the first Gen-Z Democratic Congressman, joined Paramore on stage at a show in Washington, D.C. on Friday night.

I’ve been practicing in the shower for YEARS — Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) June 3, 2023.

Yesterday, Lil Uzi Vert, a longtime Paramore stan, surprised fans during the band’s second night at Madison Square Garden to sing the track. »

Tennessee federal judge rules 'drag ban' is unconstitutional

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee's version of not allowing drag queens and kings in public settings has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in Memphis, according to a ruling filed late Friday night.

"The Tennessee General Assembly can certainly use its mandate to pass laws that their communities demand," Judge Thomas L. Parker wrote in his ruling.

It's not clear if the Tennessee Attorney General will appeal the case to a higher court. »

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. »