Liveblog - ICYMI: May 25, 2023

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Updates:

Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed:

It’s been confirmed by her representative that Tina Turner, the legendary singer known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, died from natural causes. Turner, who passed away on Wednesday at her home in Switzerland, was 83 years old. She had experienced health problems in the years leading up to her death, including intestinal cancer, and she had to receive a kidney transplant in 2017. Before the transplant, Turner had considered using assisted suicide to end her life, according a memoir she wrote at the time. Since her death, fans and other artists from all over the world have poured out their love for the late icon.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

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Fundie Freak Alert:

Indiana doctor faces discipline hearing over 10-year-old Ohio girl’s abortion

An Indiana board is set to hear allegations Thursday that an Indianapolis doctor should face disciplinary action after she spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio.

The Medical Licensing Board’s hearing comes after Indiana’s Republican attorney general accused Dr. Caitlin Bernard of violating state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to Indiana authorities. She’s also accused of breaking federal patient privacy laws by telling a newspaper reporter about the girl’s treatment.

COVID-19/Covidiots:

Rapid Progression of Dementia Following COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause long-term problems with thinking, concentrating, and remembering. This condition is commonly known as “brain fog.” Brain fog after COVID-19 has been studied mostly by observing previously healthy people.

In a small study supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), researchers examined the cognitive impact of COVID-19 on people with dementia. The researchers found that having COVID-19 rapidly accelerated the structural and functional brain deterioration of patients with dementia, regardless of the type of dementia being experienced.

Cops Behaving Poorly:

‘What Did I Do Wrong?’ 11-Year-Old Boy Shot By Cop After Calling For Help

The family of an unarmed 11-year-old Black boy from Mississippi who was shot in the chest by a cop over the weekend is calling for the officer to be fired and criminally charged. 

Aderrien Murry was following his mother’s instructions by calling 911 in response to a domestic disturbance in the early morning hours of May 20, his mother Nakala Murry told CNN. 

The Indianola officer who responded came to the door with his gun drawn, Murry said, and instructed everyone in the home to come outside. She said when Aderrien came around a hallway corner, the cop shot him. 

“He kept asking, ‘Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?’” she told CNN.

Craven Assholes:

Gingrich Says the Quiet Part Out Loud-MAGAts are Ignorant, and Illiterate, and NOT Smarter than a 5th Grader:

State News:

New Montana law specifically bans reading in drag at libraries, schools

Montana’s law is unique because events would be banned without regard to whether they include any sexual elements.

Montana has become the first state to specifically ban people dressed in drag from reading books to children at public schools and libraries, part of a host of legislation aimed at the rights the LGBTQ+ community in Montana and other states.

Bills in Florida and Tennessee also appear to try to ban drag reading events, but both require the performances to be sexual in nature, which could be up for interpretation. Both bills also face legal challenges.

Some Alabama conservatives say textbooks ‘indoctrinate’ students: ‘Too much Black history’

Alabama may be a conservative state. But conservative activists still insist the textbooks here are too left-wing.

Melissa Gates, who had identified herself as a member of Eagle Forum, said the books, called the Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts, would “indoctrinate our children with DEI [Diversity Equity and Inclusion], SEL [Social Emotional Learning], woke agenda and grooming our little ones.”

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