Walgreens Closes Five More Stores In San Francisco Due To Retail Theft, Causes Uproar In The City

Walgreens Closes Five More Stores In San Francisco Citing Organized Retail Crime

Walgreens has decided to close five more stores in San Francisco. The company cited the increasing theft in retail stores in San Francisco for the closure of stores. As of now, Walgreens has closed 22 stores in the city in the past 5 years. Theft in the retail stores of San Francisco has been on the rise for the past few years. Many more companies have closed down their retail stores in the city for the same reason.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Questions Walgreens Decision To Close More Stores

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is not convinced that Walgreens is closing five more retail stores just because of retail theft. As per her, there are many Walgreens stores in the city and the company has saturated its own market. Moreover, Breed said, “They are saying [retail theft is] the primary reason, but I also think when a place is not generating revenue, and when they’re saturated — S.F. has a lot of Walgreens locations all over the city — so I do think that there are other factors that come into play.” Walgreens’ latest decision has created an uproar among San Franciscan politicians and civilians.

Joe Biden and General Colin Powell
Joe Biden And Other Former US Presidents Offer Condolences On Death Of General Colin Powell

Joe Biden Expresses His Condolences On The Death Of General Colin Powell

Joe Biden was among the many people who expressed his condolences on the death of General Colin Powell. General Powell broke many racial barriers at his time to become a four-star general. After leaving the army, he went on to become the first US secretary of state under George W. Bush’s administration. Expressing his condolences, President Biden said, “Having repeatedly broken racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow in Federal Government service, Colin was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership.”

General Colin Powell
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Former President George W. Bush Grieves The Death Of General Colin Powell

George W. Bush was the next President who expressed his sorrow on the death of General Powell. He worked very closely with Powell when he was appointed as secretary of state under Bush’s presidency. Talking about General Powell, Bush said, “He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience. He was National Security Adviser under President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Under my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State during my Administration.”

Barack Obama and General Colin Powell
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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton And Jimmy Carter Offer Condolences On General Powell’s Death

Other former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter also expressed their condolences on the death of General Powell. All of them highlighted the deep patriotism that Powell had for America. Donald Trump was the only President to not release an official statement.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont
Governor Ned Lamont: Connecticut A National Leader In Childhood Vaccination

Governor Ned Lamont Says Connecticut Leading The Race In Childhood Vaccination

Governor Ned Lamont revealed that his state Connecticut is far ahead of other states when it comes to vaccination among children. He was not talking about the COVID vaccine and was talking about the other vaccination that a child takes by the age of 24 months. As per the national data, Connecticut’s childhood immunization stands at 80.2%. On the other hand, the national average is only 70.5%. Moreover, New England’s vaccination is also below Connecticut at 79.7%.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont
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Governor Ned Lamont Calls Connecticut The National Leader In Childhood Immunization

Governor Lamont showered praise on his state and called it the national leader in childhood immunization. Moreover, he said, “This report reveals that once again, Connecticut is a national leader in childhood immunization. That is in large part due to the efforts of many professional, community-based, and private partnerships that have worked diligently with the state to raise awareness of this issue.”

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Governor Lamont Thanks Different Departments For High Immunization Rate

Governor Lamont thanked the efforts of different departments which has pushed Connecticut to the number one position in childhood immunization. He said, “I want to thank the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Department of Social Services, and the State Department of Education, as well as the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local health departments, community health centers, and all of the healthcare practitioners who champion immunizations for their work, ensuring the health and safety of our children.”


General Colin Powell
New York Governor Kathy Hochul Orders Lowering Of Flag To Half-Staff To Honor General Colin Powell

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Expresses Condolences Over Death Of General Colin Powell

General Colin Powell, the first black secretary of state in the US, passed away at the age of 84. He was already suffering from cancer and COVID-related health complications caused his death. New York Governor Kathy Hochul expressed her condolences on the death of General Powell. She said, “I am saddened by the passing of General Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the height of American public service during a distinguished career.”

General Colin Powell
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul Calls General Colin Powell An Inspiration

General Powell rose through the ranks even though the odds were stacked against him as he was an African-American. He eventually became the first black secretary of state under George W. Bush’s Presidency. Speaking about his inspiring life, Governor Hochul said, “As the first Black person to serve as National Security Adviser, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State after graduating from the City University of New York, General Powell blazed a path forward for others to follow throughout his decades of service to the United States.”

New York Governor Kathy Hochul
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Governor Hochul Orders State Buildings To Lower Flags To Half-Staff

Governor Hochul directed all state buildings to lower the flags to half-staff to honor the life of General Powell. She said, “I am directing flags on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on October 22 in honor of General Powell’s memory and his contributions to building a more perfect union. New Yorkers’ thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alma, and his children, Linda, Annemarie and Michael.”

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton Finally Discharged After Being Hospitalized For Urological Infection

Bill Clinton Released From Hospital

Bill Clinton was in the hospital for the past few days due to a urological infection. He was admitted in UC Irvine Medical Center in California for the infection. After being in the intensive care unit for a few days, he has finally recovered. Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, who was overseeing Clinton’s updated on his health through Clinton’s spokesperson’s statement. He said, “President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today. President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today.”

Bill Clinton
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UC Irvine Medical Center Feels Honored To Treat Bill Clinton

UC Irvine Medical Center also expressed their gratitude for getting the opportunity to treat Bill Clinton. A statement said, “On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine’s Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress.” Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Urena has been constantly updating the public on the health of President Clinton. Moreover, current President Joe Biden also talked to Clinton and revealed that he was doing fine. Clinton was in California regarding some of his foundation’s work. He suddenly complained of bad health and got himself admitted.

Asa Hutchinson and Donald Trump
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Criticizes Donald Trump For Calling 2020 Biased: Relitigating 2020 Is A Recipe For Disaster In 2022

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Criticizes Trump For Holding On To 2020 Election

Donald Trump continues to live in the past as he called the 2020 Presidential election a big fraud. His words come at a time when the GOP Governors are preparing for the midterm elections in 2022. Moreover, he said, “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020, Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24.” Arkansas GOP Governor Asa Hutchinson criticized Trump for focusing on the past instead of the future. He said, “Let’s talk about the future. The election has passed, it’s been certified, the states made decisions on the integrity of each of their elections and made improvements where need be.”

Asa Hutchinson and Donald Trump
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Focusing On The Past A Disaster, Says Asa Hutchinson

Hutchinson doubled down on his opinion and made it clear that clinging on to the past will only lead to disaster for the Republican party. He said, “Relitigating 2020 is a recipe for disaster in 2022. It’s about the future, it’s not about the last election. And those kind of comments are not constructive. We can win in 2022 and we’re going to, but let’s focus on the important issues of our supply chain, of getting over this pandemic, about freedom and not the last election.”


Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
Brian Austin Green On Completing On Year With Sharna Burgess: Damn I Am Lucky

Brian Austin Green Completes One Year With Girlfriend Sharna Burgess

Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess have successfully completed one year together as a couple. The two have been dating since the pandemic last year and are doing great. On completing one year, Brian posted a picture with Sharna with the caption, “1 year of accepting me in a way I’ve never been loved before #damnimlucky.” Sharna also commented on the post and said, “I love you baby. So many more years to come.”

Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
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Brian Austin Green Talks About Relationship With Sharna Burgess On DWTS

Brian and Sharna are currently part of the 30th season of DWTS. Other than their performance, their chemistry and PDA have become a major talking point on the show. During the show, he talked about his relationship with his partner Sharna. He said, “It’s a really amazing song, it just brings up that feeling of true connection and love with somebody. So Sharna and I have been together for almost a year. It’s been kind of a storybook relationship.” To this, Burgess added, “It’s been an incredible 11 months of showing a person truly who I am. Complete vulnerability with each other, and that’s new for me.”

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kravis Forever: Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Are Officially Engaged

Kourtney Kardashian Gets Engaged To Travis Barker

The news is out! Kourtney Kardashian is engaged to her boyfriend Travis Barker. TMZ was the first to report that Travis had popped the question and Kourtney obviously said yes. Barker took Kourtney to a beachside hotel in Montecito, California where he had set up an elaborate floral arrangement. This is Kourtney’s first-ever engagement even though she shares three children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
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Travis Barker’s Kids Congratulate Kourtney Kardashian On Engagement

Barker was previously married to Melissa Kennedy from 2001 to 2002 and Shanna Moakler from 2004 to 2008. He shares son Landon, 17, and daughter Alabama, 15 with his second ex-wife. Both Landon and Alabama congratulated the couple on getting engaged. Landon posted on his Instagram story, “Congratulations @kourtneykardash and @travisbarker I’m so happy for you guys love you guys so much!” Moreover, Alabama wrote, “So happy for you guys I love u both!”

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
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Kim Kardashian Wishes Travis And Kourtney On Engagement

Kim Kardashian shared a video on Twitter where Kourtney and Travis are seen making out. Kim zooms into the engagement ring worn by her sister. She wrote the caption ‘KRAVIS FOREVER’ for the video.

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton Doing Well, Might Get Discharged By Sunday

Bill Clinton Doing Well After Falling Ill In California

Former President Bill Clinton was in the hospital after falling ill in California due to a urlogical infection. His spokesperson has updated that he is getting better with every minute and there is nothing to be worried about. Moreover, he said, “President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours. He will remain overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center to continue to receive IV antibiotics before an expected discharge tomorrow.”

Bill Clinton
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Bill Clinton Is In Great Spirits, Says Her Spokesperson

As per Clinton’s spokesperson, Clinton is doing great and is spending time with his family. Moreover, he might get discharged as early as Sunday. His spokesperson said, “He is in great spirits and has been spending time with family, catching up with friends, and watching football. He is deeply grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive and thankful to the many well-wishers who have sent kind words to him and his family.” President Biden also gave an update on Clinton’s health and revealed that he is doing well as of now.

Prince William and Prince Charles
Prince Charles: Proud Of Prince William’s Climate Change Efforts

Prince Charles Says He Is Proud Of Son Prince William’s Environmental Efforts

The Royal family has decided to honor five climate change advocates who have played an instrumental role in taking the conversation of climate change forward. The award will be presented by Prince William who is also a big climate change advocate. His father, Prince William revealed he is proud of his son for the efforts made by him for the cause of climate change. He said, “I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of The Earthshot Prize.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Prince Williams Talks On The Importance Of Climate Change

Prince William also stressed on the importance of climate change. He feels it is time for the world to come together and work to build a sustainable atmosphere. He said, “As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need. Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, The Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions. Together, with all those who join us, we have a real opportunity to deliver a brighter future for humanity while restoring harmony between Nature, People and Planet.”