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Delaware | May 31, 2021

‘Turning to Almighty God’: 5 profound Memorial Day proclamations

Delaware | May 31, 2021

Memorial Day is an annual federal observance that honors those in the U.S. military who have passed away and a day for Americans to spend time praying for “permanent peace.”

The holiday was observed in the 19th century under the name “Decoration Day,” which sought to honor the memory of soldiers who died in the American Civil War.

Later on, the observance was broadened to include Americans killed in all armed conflicts, with parades, barbeques and other festivities being connected to the holiday.

As part of the observance, presidents of the United States have issued proclamations calling upon Americans to not only remember the fallen but also pray for lasting peace. Many presidents over the years have set aside a specific time in the day for Americans to pray for peace.

President Joe Biden continued the tradition, issuing a proclamation urging Americans on Monday to “designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. … as a time when people might unite in prayer and reflection.”…

(Excerpts from the Christian Post)

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Delaware | May 31, 2021

Biden to Press Putin on Respecting Human Rights in Geneva

Delaware | May 31, 2021

WILMINGTON, Delaware—President Joe Biden on Sunday said that he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two leaders meet in June.

During a speech honoring the Memorial Day holiday, Biden said, “I’m meeting with President Putin in a couple weeks in Geneva making it clear we will not, we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights.”

The White House said on Friday it was planning to move ahead with the summit between the two leaders after Microsoft flagged a cyberattack on U.S. government agencies by Nobelium, the group behind last year’s SolarWind hack that originated from Russia…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming | May 17, 2021

Enough! State Attorneys General URGE Facebook to Scrap Instagram for Kids

Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming | May 17, 2021

The National Association of Attorneys General had to urge Facebook to drop a potentially “harmful” project targeted at kids. Apparently, Facebook needs to be encouraged to protect children online.

Attorneys general from 44 states and territories sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Attorneys General urged Zuckerberg to scrap plans to develop an Instagram platform for children under the age of 13. Facebook is the parent company of Instagram. ..

(Excerpts from MRC News)

 

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Delaware | May 16, 2021

Stores, States Drop Mask Mandates in Wake of CDC’s Updated Guidance

Delaware | May 16, 2021

States and stores on Friday said they were largely dropping their mask requirements after a top U.S. health agency advised that people fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 could stop donning face coverings.

The governors of at least 10 states and officials at a slew of retail giants, like Walmart, announced they would no longer require masks, at least for those fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

Delaware’s governor, Democrat John Carney, said effective May 21 residents will not be forced to wear masks anytime they are indoors with people they do not live with.

“It’s clear that the COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and protective against infection and serious illness,” he said in a statement…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide

Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Gas shortages eased slightly overnight in some states but worsened in others as Colonial Pipeline works to bring one of the nation’s major fuel conduits back online.

More stations were out of gas in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi early Thursday compared to Wednesday night, according to GasBuddy.

In Florida, 30 percent of 7,564 stations were out of fuel as of 6 a.m. Central Time. In Maryland, 34 percent of the state’s 1,869 stations could no longer serve customers. Over half of South Carolina’s 3,084 stations ran out of gas, along with 34 percent of Tennessee’s stations. Seven percent of Mississippi’s stations are out of gas, compared to six percent the night prior.

At the same time, shortages eased in several of the states most impacted by the current situations, including by 3 percent in North Carolina. About seven in 10 stations in the worst-hit state, which has 5,373 stations, remain out of gas, according to GasBuddy, an app that tracks prices and availability.

Shortages also eased in Virginia, where 55 percent of stations are out of fuel, and Georgia, where approximately 50 percent were, and remained the same in a number of states, including West Virginia, Alabama, and Delaware…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Delaware | May 13, 2021

Over 1,000 People Rally for Gun Rights in Delaware as Bills Head to House

Delaware | May 13, 2021

Over 1,000 people gathered at a rally for the protection of gun rights in front of Legislative Mall in Dover, Delaware, on May 8.

Organized by the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association (DSSA), more than 20 people from different organizations spoke at the rally to oppose unconstitutional infringement on law-abiding citizens’ rights to bear arms.

Two new gun bills, SB3 and SB6, both were passed on April 1 by the Delaware Senate. SB3 puts more restrictions on handgun buyers. SB6, known as the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act, prohibits the possession of magazines with a capacity larger than 17 rounds. Currently, both bills face a vote by the House to determine if they will pass.

DSSA President Jeff Hague, who hosted the rally, said while pointing to the state capitol building, “We are the majority in the state, we have the right to keep and bear arms. We have to exercise that right. We have to make sure these politicians don’t take it away.”..

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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