Some news items you might have missed:
• TMZ: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the famed DJ on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. If you are in crisis or despair please call: 988.
• Texas Tribune: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government to allow religious groups that are part of the state’s child welfare network to discriminate against LGBTQ couples seeking to foster or adopt.
Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government over a rule that prohibits recipients of federal funds for adoption and foster programs from discriminating against LGBTQ couples.https://t.co/WlAeikyxKX
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) December 14, 2022
• Wall Street Journal: A new WSJ poll shows – in a hypothetical contest between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, DeSantis beats the former guy 52% to 38% among likely GOP primary voters.
• NBC News: A Florida pastor and his son were arrested Wednesday on charges of fraudulently obtaining more than $8 million in federal Covid relief funds and attempting to use some of the money to buy a luxury home near Walt Disney World.
A Florida pastor and his son have been arrested on charges of fraudulently obtaining more than $8 million in federal Covid relief funds and attempting to use some of the money to buy a luxury home near Disney World. https://t.co/fwvoPoz7XX
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2022
• The Daily Beast: Elon Musk, who implored his army of Twitter followers to vote Republican in the 2022 midterms, did not vote in the election, state records show.
• CBS News: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified at least 3,544 deaths due to long COVID, the ongoing symptoms that some people struggle with for weeks, months or even years after their initial recovery from a coronavirus infection.
Thousands of death certificates previously tallied by the CDC as COVID-19 fatalities were actually related to long COVID, the ongoing symptoms that some people struggle with for weeks, months or years after their initial recovery from a COVID infection. https://t.co/xjFcB2OqV3
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2022