Cheese Wall Artist Settles Lawsuit with US-Mexican Border Contractors

Fourth EstateCosimo Cavallaro vs. SLSCO, LT. and Ultimate Concrete LLC | PACER

An artist who constructed a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the US-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit on Monday against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work three years ago. Cosimo Cavallaro, an Italian-Canadian artist, filed a lawsuit …

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US Claims Pentagon Committed to UFO Investigation

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United States defense intelligence officials said Tuesday the Pentagon has committed to determining the origins of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), commonly known as UFO, saying the matter has concerned national security. Scott Bray, deputy director of Navy Intelligence, reported that …

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Ukrainian Bomb-Sniffing Dog Receives Award From President Volodymyr Zelensky

Fourth EstatePrime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky present an award to the bomb sniffing dog 'Patron' during a news conference pm on 5 May, 2022 - Ukrainian Presidential Press Office

A famous Ukrainian bomb-sniffing dog received an award from President Volodymyr Zelensky at a ceremony in Kyiv on May 8. Zelensky awarded Patron, whom he described as “a small but very famous sapper,” and his owner Myhailo Iliev with the …

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Russia Accuses Israel of Supporting ‘Neo-Nazis’ in Ukraine

Russia has accused Israel of supporting the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine, further escalating a diplomatic dispute. In a statement on May 3, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid of making a statement that “contradicts history and …

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4-Year-Old Dutch Boy Takes Mother’s Car For Joyride

Fourth EstateAn instagram screenshot of a policie office holding a 4-year old child who drove off with their mother's car. - Dutch Police / IG

A 4-year-old Dutch boy took his mother’s Max Verstappen for a drive in his pajamas on Saturday. Utrecht police said that the four-year-old woke up on Saturday morning after his father left for work and seized the keys to his …

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Egypt Convicts 2 Singers Over Belly Dancing Video

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced that an Egyptian court sentenced two singers to a year in prison and fines over a belly dancing video that was deemed “immoral”. The singers, Hamo Beeka and Omar Kamal were found guilty of “violating …

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Shanghai Residents Get Food Poisoning from Food Rations

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Shanghai residents reported they suffered diarrhea and stomach pain after eating food ration from the local government. Shanghai residents took to social media complaints on food rations the local government had sent on Wednesday. Some residents of Xinzhuang Town, Minhang …

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 119 in Japan

Fourth EstateKane Tanaka at age 119. - Tanaka Family

Kane Tanaka, recognized as the world’s oldest person, died at age 119. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare announced that she died of old age in a hospital in Fukuoka on Tuesday last week. Born on January 2, 1903, …

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Chess.com Banned in Russia

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Russian authorities banned the popular chess website Chess.com for alleged crimes against Russian chess players. Chess.com was banned by the Russian government agency Roscomnadzor, which is in charge of censorship and has also blocked Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google News, BBC …

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Taiwanese TV Network Accidentally Broadcast Chinese Invasion False Alarm

Chinese Television Systems mistakenly reported that the Chinese armed forces had launched an invasion, firing missiles at cities and ports in Taipei on Wednesday. Chinese Television Systems, a Taiwanese television station, admitted the error after people asked the New Taipei …

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