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Russia to Move Troops From Belarus to Occupied Ukraine: Kyiv

The general staff of Ukraine's armed forces Sunday said Russia is planning to transfer some of its units and personnel stationed in Belarus into the occupied territories of Ukraine. This comes as Russian losses mount, retreats have happened and a looming harsh winter approaches. "It is expected that the grouping of the enemy's troops operating in the temporarily occupied and temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine will be strengthened due to the transfer of individual units from the territory of the Republic of Belarus after they acquire combat capabilities," they wrote. According to the Ukraine armed forces, there have been more than 87,000 Russian deaths since the full-scale war in Ukraine began in February. The war has entered its 277th day and 10th month. Russia amassed troops along Ukraine's northern and western borders in late January while it also conducted military with neighboring Belarus. Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24 this year and there have been heavy casualties on both sides. Belarus has been an ally of Russia the entire time and has provided airspace and territory for Russian missile strikes into Ukraine, the general staff noted. Since the war began, Russia has failed to overtake Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa, but they occupied many regions in the eastern portion of Ukraine. Russia has occupied most of the Donbas Oblast, which includes Luhansk, Severodonetsk, Donetsk and Mariupol. They occupied the Crimea peninsula in 2014.
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Khamenei's niece arrested after calling for foreign governments to cut ties with Iranian regime

Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud Moradkhani. In a video statement shared by her brother prior to her arrest, Moradkhani called on people around the world to urge their governments to cut ties with the Iranian regime amid protests sweeping the nation, and to ask their governments to “stop any dealings with this regime.” “Oh, free people, be with us and tell your governments to stop supporting this murderous and child-killing regime. This regime is not loyal to any of its religious principles and does not know any laws or rules except force and maintaining its power in any possible way,” she said. “Now in this critical moment in history, all of humanity is observing that Iranian people, with empty hands, with exemplary courage and bravery are fighting with the evil forces,” she said. “At this point in time, the people of Iran are carrying the burden of this heavy responsibility alone by paying with their lives.” Farideh Moradkhani said Iranians are at war with governments who support the Iranian regime, and called on democratic countries to recall their representatives from Iran and expel the representatives of Iran from their own countries.
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Schiff says McCarthy will 'misrepresent his record' and oust him from his committee position thanks to the 'QAnon caucus'

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff took aim at Rep. Kevin McCarthy once again after the House Minority Leader vowed to oust him and other Democratic House members from their committee positions should he become Speaker. McCarthy's bid to become Speaker of the House could be compromised by Freedom Caucus House members closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, like Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has previously pledged support for another candidate. However, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has said she would vote for McCarthy after he promised to reinstate her committee assignments. Schiff, who currently heads the House Intelligence Committee, told "State of the Union" host Dana Bash on Sunday that McCarthy was "willing to do anything " to get the 218 votes needed in the House to become Speaker. "McCarthy's problem is, he can't get to 218 without Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz," Schiff said. "And so he will do whatever they ask. And right now they're asking for me to be removed from our committees. And he's willing to do it. He's willing to do anything they ask. And that's the problem." Schiff also said McCarthy of having no "set of beliefs," and warned that he would "misrepresent his record" and the records of other House members whose House seats he wants to remove, in order to maintain the number of votes needed. McCarthy has also pledged to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Eric Swalwell from their committees and investigate DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on his approach to border security.
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Safety Tests Reveal That Tesla Full Self-Driving Software Will Repeatedly Hit A Child Mannequin In A Stroller

The Dawn Project’s latest safety tests reveal that Tesla Full Self-Driving will hit a child mannequin in a stroller. The safety tests were conducted in a public parking lot by The Dawn Project in Santa Barbara, California in October 2022, using the latest version of Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta software available at the time of testing, Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 10.69.2.2. The testing found that Tesla Full Self-Driving will repeatedly run down a stroller in a parking lot, a common driving scenario where pedestrians are likely to be present. The tests also found that Tesla Full Self-Driving will repeatedly hit a child mannequin in a stroller on public roads. On each run, the internal camera shows the viewer that Full Self-Driving is clearly engaged. A flashlight was also used to clearly show that the accelerator pedal was not pressed during any of the safety tests. During the above tests, the only error message shown on the Tesla’s display reads: “Supercharging Unavailable: Add a payment method to your Tesla account”. The Dawn Project’s safety tests confirm previous findings that Tesla Full Self-Driving represents a potentially lethal threat to child pedestrians. Our tests were conducted in real world driving scenarios on public roads, highlighting further the immediate and real danger posed to child pedestrians by Elon Musk’s dangerous and defective Full Self-Driving software.
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Sarah Palin lost the battle but won the war

The results are in: Democrat Mary Peltola has defeated former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in their House race, a loss that could mark the end of Palin’s political career. The fact that a Democrat won in Alaska, a state that has gone Republican in every presidential election since President Lyndon Johnson’s landslide 1964 defeat against Sen. Barry Goldwater won’t sit well with GOP party elders. But Palin’s political legacy will endure. The former Alaska governor was a pivotal figure in mainstreaming a new style of Republican politics that ignored traditional guardrails. Her brand of conservative populism weaponized social and cultural outrage and mobilized working class Americans. Palin, in short, mastered Trumpism long before Donald Trump ever set foot in the White House. The then-Alaska governor’s few months as Sen. John McCain’s presidential running mate in 2008 was time enough to create a template that has been used ever since in conservative campaign politics. In creating the current playbook, Palin borrowed liberally from the smashmouth partisanship employed by former Speaker Newt Gingrich. But she took his combative, corrosive approach to a whole new level. Many establishment Republicans initially were excited about Palin. They hoped a dynamic female governor would energize McCain’s flagging campaign. During her convention speech, Palin, formerly mayor of the Alaska town of Wasilla, took a swipe at her Democratic opponents Barack Obama and Joe Biden for what she portrayed as an elitist tendency to “look down” on blue collar Americans. “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities,” Palin said, lobbing an insult at Obama, who, before becoming a US senator representing Illinois, worked in grassroots activism.
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