Fox News 2024-03-01 04:33:37


Biden lashes out at climate change deniers during border speech as migrants flood US

President Biden began his remarks during a Thursday visit to the southern border in Texas by addressing a devastating wildfire in the state’s panhandle and Oklahoma before calling climate change deniers “neanderthals.”

Speaking in the border city of Brownsville, Biden first addressed the ongoing wildfire that has ravaged a portion of Texas and destroyed more than one million acres. 

“I’ve flown over a lot of these wildfires since I’ve been president,” Biden said. “Flown over more land burned to the ground. All the vegetation gone more than the entire state of Maryland in square footage.”

US GRID OPERATORS WARN BIDEN’S POWER PLANT CRACKDOWN COULD TRIGGER ‘SIGNIFICANT POWER SHORTAGES’

“The idea there’s no such thing as climate change. I love that, man,” he added. “I love some of my Neanderthal friends who still think there’s no climate change.”

Biden didn’t mention Republicans, but he has criticized the GOP in the past for disputing global warming. When the National Climate Assessment, which details climate change impacts, was released in November 2023, Biden blasted the party

“Anyone who willfully denies the impact of climate change is condemning the American people to a very dangerous future. Impacts are only going to get worse, more frequent, more ferocious and more costly,” he said at the time. “None of this is inevitable.”

TIM SCOTT RIPS ‘TWO-TIERED STANDARD” BETWEEN TREATMENT OF TRUMP, BIDEN ON BORDER EXECUTIVE ACTION: VIDEO

After his brief climate change remarks, he further criticized Congress for failing to pass bipartisan border legislation. 

“This bill was on its way to being passed. Then it was derailed by rank-and-file politics,” he said. “The U.S. needs to reconsider this bill and those senators who oppose it need to set politics aside and pass it on the merits.”

“The majority of Republicans and Democrats in both houses support this legislation until someone came along and said ‘Don’t do that. It’ll benefit the incumbent,'” Biden added. “That’s a hell of a way to do business in America for such a serious problem. 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He urged former President Trump to “join me” in telling Congress to pass a border security bill. 

Earlier, Biden visited the Rio Grande and received briefings from Homeland Security officials. Meanwhile, Trump also visited the border some 300 miles away from his successor in Eagle Pass, Texas. 

“This is a Joe Biden invasion,” Trump said of the border crisis. 

WATCH: Border Patrol union chief explodes on Biden in press conference with Trump

The head of the union that represents Border Patrol agents across the country exploded on President Biden during a Thursday press conference, declaring agents were “mad as hell” and “p—-d” over his policies that allowed the situation at the border to deteriorate so badly.

National Border Patrol Council (NBCP) President Brandon Judd appeared alongside former President Donald Trump in Eagle Pass, Texas, which he described as the “epicenter” of the border crisis, as Biden held a dueling event a few hundred miles away in less affected Brownsville, Texas.

“Sir, I want you to know your agents, my agents, they’re mad as hell — absolutely mad that President Biden went to Brownsville, Texas, rather than going to Arizona, rather than going to San Diego, California, rather than coming to Eagle Pass, Texas, which has been the epicenter,” Judd said after Trump invited him to the microphone to speak. 

PROGRESSIVE HOUSE DEMS MADE SECRET ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ TRIP TO CUBA AMID WORSENING BORDER CRISIS AT HOME

Judd said the trip allowed Trump to see how his policies worked compared to those implemented by the Biden administration, and that he had the clarity on how to expand them should he be elected president in November.

“Your agents … they are pissed. Border patrol agents are upset that we cannot get the proper policy that is necessary to protect human life, to protect American citizens, to protect the people that are crossing the border illegally,” Judd said. “We can’t do that because President Biden’s policies continue to invite people to cross here.” 

“Thank goodness we have a governor like Governor Abbott. Thank goodness we have somebody that’s willing to run for President of the United States, forego everything else he’s been doing to serve the American people. Mr. President, thank you,” he added.

TIM SCOTT RIPS ‘TWO-TIERED STANDARD” BETWEEN TREATMENT OF TRUMP, BIDEN ON BORDER EXECUTIVE ACTION: VIDEO

Fox News Digital has reached out to the White House for comment.

Earlier in the day, the NBCP issued a fiery warning to Biden, telling him to “keep our name out of your mouth,” hours before the president was due to meet with officials at the border and urge passage of a Senate border bill.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The union also issued a statement earlier this week, calling the visit “too little, too late.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

6 common foods could hold the answer to preventing cancer, experts say

Many individuals strive for prolonged, healthy and joyous lives, prioritizing the prevention of cancer as a crucial aspect. During National Cancer Month in February, staying informed about the latest insights on avoiding this life-threatening disease is essential.

Cancer impacts millions of individuals and families globally, particularly in underprivileged nations and communities lacking resources for treatment.

In 2024, 2,001,140 new cancer cases and 611,720 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society Journals. 

HOW SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR DIET CAN RESULT IN REALLY BIG HEALTH PAYOFFS

Lung, colorectal and pancreas cancers cause the most deaths. 

“More than 125,000 Americans will die of lung cancer in 2024 − nearly 2.5 times as many deaths as are projected from colon cancer,” reports the American Cancer Society. 

The second most deadly diagnosis was colorectal cancer, expected to cause about 53,010 deaths during 2024.

Prostate cancer was the leading diagnosis for men – while breast cancer was the most common form of cancer for women.

In an April 2022 interview with Fox News Digital, California-based nutritionist and health expert Susan Smith Jones, PhD, shared a few pointers about the foods we should add to our diets for the highest chance of dodging cancer. 

Here are a few cancer-preventing food options. 

  1. Pomegranates
  2. Sprouts
  3. Green vegetables
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Green tea
  6. Nuts and seeds

1. Pomegranates

Pomegranates are recognized for their potential in preventing and treating various diseases, including cancer, says the National Institute of Health. 

The pomegranate has been used for the prevention and treatment of a multitude of diseases and ailments for centuries in ancient cultures, according to the National Library of Medicine. 

They are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, ellagitannins, and hydrolysable tannins, which contribute to their cancer-fighting properties.

“Studies have shown that the pomegranate fruit as well as its juice, extract, and oil exert anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-tumorigenic properties by modulating multiple signaling pathways, which suggest its use as a promising chemopreventive/chemotherapeutic agent,” says the National Library of Medicine. 

10 CANCER-FIGHTING FOODS

While ongoing studies aim to delve deeper into these health benefits, incorporating pomegranates into a balanced diet is encouraged for their potential positive impact on overall well-being.

2. Sprouts

Sprouts are among the healthiest raw foods any of us can consume. 

At the same time, different sprouts, such as alfalfa and radish sprouts, provide excellent nutrition, and broccoli sprouts reign supreme in terms of preventing and treating cancer.

A cup and a half of broccoli sprouts per day can reduce the chances of cancer by 50%, advises Jones.

While growing a significant amount of sprouts takes a matter of mere days, growing an actual head of broccoli with less nutritional value takes about 77 days.

THE BEST VEGETABLES FOR YOUR HEALTH, ACCORDING TO NUTRITIONISTS 

“There’s hardly a better food on earth than freshly harvested sprouts that cost pennies a batch and take two minutes a day to grow,” Jones said.

3. Green vegetables 

All types of greens, such as spinach, kale, romaine, broccoli, turnips and collard greens, offer a bit of extra protection against cancer. 

Consuming more green also replaces sugar and other unhealthy items in a diet, and leads to beneficial results beyond cancer, including a lower risk of developing heart disease or obesity.

In lab experiments, substances released during either cutting or chewing cruciferous vegetables produced a cancer-killing effect. 

Swallowing them whole won’t do, by the way. 

The protective effect of cruciferous vegetables seems to occur when they are cut or chewed. They’re great stir-fried, as side dishes or tossed into salads raw. Experiment with flavors like lemon or garlic.

FOODS TO EAT, AND NOT EAT, TO PREVENT CANCER, ACCORDING TO A DOCTOR AND NUTRITIONIST

“A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and prevent some types of cancer,” according to Harvard School of Public Health. 

4. Tomatoes

There’s no better fruit for men to eat than tomatoes in terms of preventing prostate cancer. 

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the deadly disease, especially for millions of older men in the United States. A healthy diet that encompasses tomatoes may help individuals reduce the risk of developing the diagnosis later in life. 

Cherry tomatoes are an even better option, since much of the nutritional value is found in the skin.  

The nutrition lies in the tomato’s lycopene, which gives the fruit its red shade. For some individuals, fitting tomatoes into a daily diet can be difficult, but a variety of salads and soups makes it possible. 

IS GREEN TEA A CANCER FIGHTER?

You can also eat the plant by itself after slicing and adding some light seasoning, and baking it in the oven. 

5. Green tea

Try changing out your morning cup of coffee for green tea for extra health benefits.

Savor tea throughout the seasons: Warm up with hot tea in winter and stay refreshed with iced tea in summer, ensuring a year-round indulgence that contributes to cancer prevention. 

Green tea may not only help prevent cancer, but it also has antiviral and antibacterial properties, said Jones. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

It’s also great for weight loss and immunity. Similar to many plant-based foods, tea contains flavonoids, known for their antioxidant effects. One flavonoid in particular, kaempferol, has shown protective effects against cancer. 

6. Nuts and seeds

Almonds are a great source of protein, fiber and vitamin E. 

Try soaking almonds in a bowl of water overnight to plump them up, soften their chew and boost their bio-availability, advised Jones.

Throw some soaked almonds in a blender with four cups of water for homemade almond milk. 

Flax seeds provide a plethora of nutrients to help prevent cancer, such as omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A few tablespoons of flaxseed meals per day can also promote glowing skin and high energy, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and aid in digestion.

Phillip Nieto contributed reporting. 

For more Lifestyle articles, visit www.foxnews.com/lifestyle.

Chilling details emerge about Heath Ledger’s death at 28, was found in bed next to script

New details surrounding Heath Ledger’s death have emerged as Hollywood director Stephen Gaghan revealed the phone call he received after the fact.

Ledger’s body was discovered by a housekeeper on Jan. 22, 2008. The “10 Things I Hate About You” star’s death was ruled accidental and attributed to a mixture of prescription drugs – OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium, Xanax, Unisom and Restoril.

At the time of Ledger’s death, Gaghan had been working with the 28-year-old on an adaption of Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.”

HEATH LEDGER REMEMBERED BY HEATHER GRAHAM AS ACTRESS SHARES RARE PHOTOS OF THE TWO: ‘SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON’

Gaghan recalled the phone call he received from Ledger’s father after he arrived at the scene.

“They were there with the body and our script was in bed with him, and your book was on the bedside table,” he said on Gladwell’s “Revisionist History” podcast series “Development Hell.” “I think my number was on the script, like written. These guys, as you can imagine, they are in shock and they dialed that number and I don’t know why.”

“I’m in an airport with my wife [Minnie Mortimer] just going from one place to another, and I literally just collapse, never happened to me before or since,” the director added. “My feet went out from under me. I just literally sat down because I was like, ‘What?’ The emotion, what they were going through, I should not have been a party to in any way really, and yet as a human or as somebody who just cares, I just was there and I was listening and my wife was looking at me. I remember her face and I was just like, I was speechless. I just listened and listened and listened. It was just really, really sad. And it’s still sad. For me, I just had to put a pin in it.”

LIKE WHAT YOU’RE READING? CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Gladwell’s podcast series revisits projects that were never made – including the “Blink” adaptation. With Leonardo DiCaprio attached to the project, the film originally landed with a studio in 2005. However, it never got off the ground.

“We pick a studio, we huddle with our agents, we pick a winner, checks are cashed,” Gladwell said. “Some brilliant producer is assigned to our case, and off we go. Only it never happens. A year passes, then two years, then three years. And this is why we’re doing ‘Development Hell,’ an entire series devoted to scripts that never happen. This is always the most devastating part of the story, the plot twists that happen off the page.”

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

Eventually, “Blink” landed with Universal Studios and Gaghan spent some more time developing the script. After re-working DiCaprio’s character, the director realized he had written the part for Ledger.

“I’d gotten to be very, very close with him instantly,” Gaghan recalled. “I just had a real connection with him that was kind of unusual and really special to me. I got really excited and I started seeing him as the main character. Once I started seeing that I couldn’t unsee it, and obviously it was very delicate in a way. Leo’s totally cool. I mean, obviously, he has a thousand choices, but in my mind it was a big deal.”

Gaghan abandoned the revived project after Ledger’s death.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Biden admin takes big step toward banning certain types of popular home appliances

The Biden administration finalized energy efficiency regulations targeting residential clothes washers and dryers in an effort to curb carbon emissions, as part of its broad climate agenda.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the final rules, which it projected will collectively save American households $2.2 billion per year on utility bills while reducing nearly 71 million metric tons of “dangerous carbon dioxide emissions” over the next three decades. DOE’s regulations targeting the popular home appliances are slightly scaled down compared to the agency’s draft proposal issued a year ago.

“For decades, DOE’s appliance standards actions for clothes washers and dryers have provided loads of savings for American families while also decreasing harmful carbon emissions,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement. 

“With strong support from industry leaders and consumer advocates, DOE will continue to roll out innovative appliance solutions throughout 2024 to lower costs for the American people — continuing the cycle of household savings that are the backbone of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda,” she continued.

BIDEN ADMIN LAUNCHED AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN TARGETING HOME APPLIANCES WITH ECO REGULATIONS IN 2023

Under the regulations, certain less-efficient models of washers and dryers will be barred from being sold, according to DOE. 

The clothes washers rule will lead to 30-year energy savings of 0.7 quadrillion British thermal units, a savings of 3% compared to the profile of models currently on the market. And the dryers rule will lead to 30-year energy savings of 2.7 quadrillion British thermal units, a savings of 11% compared to products on the market now.

BIDEN ADMIN BACKS OFF GAS STOVE CRACKDOWN AFTER WIDESPREAD PUSHBACK

DOE said the regulations largely reflect an agreement issued in September by environmental groups and industry associations.

“Standards at these levels will significantly reduce household energy bills and planet-warming emissions, period,” Andrew deLaski, the executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said after the agreement was reached at the time.

“Swiftly establishing standards at these strong levels will allow the Department of Energy to continue to make progress with the highly successful efficiency standards program — which already saves the average household $500 annually on their energy bills,” added Natural Resources Defense Council staff attorney Joe Vukovich.

BIDEN ADMIN’S WAR ON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES WILL CAUSE HIGHER PRICES, DIRTIER CLOTHES AND DISHES, EXPERTS WARN

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) — which heavily criticized DOE’s original proposal last year on washers and dryers — also signed onto the agreement. AHAM CEO Kelly Mariotti said in September that the compromise regulations would allow “manufacturers to continue to offer a complete range of energy-efficient products.”

“What we’re learning is that the government ought to get out of the business of doing these regulations,” Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “And not try to just float really extreme ones and then come up with something that’s less extreme.”

“The main concern with these negotiated rulemakings is that it mostly involves the manufacturers and the energy efficiency activists,” he added. “One wonders how much the interests of consumers are taken into account during this process.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The new standards for washers and dryers, meanwhile, are the latest in a long string of energy efficiency regulations unveiled by DOE over the last 12 months. Climate activists have argued such regulations are necessary to combat global warming, noting that the commercial and residential sector accounts for the largest share of total end-use carbon emissions of any sector in the U.S.

However, Republican lawmakers and free market advocates have argued the rules restrict consumer choice and lead to increased upfront costs.

“DOE should be looking for ways to address the problems caused by the existing washing machine regulations rather than making things worse with tougher new regulations,” Lieberman told Fox News Digital.

Dad responds to scene of hit-and-run not knowing his life would change forever

A father in New York was called out to work the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash, unaware that his son was the victim in the deadly collision, according to WBNG. 

Authorities confirmed to WBNG that on Feb. 17, Tyler Beschorner, 29, was killed by a car on Route 363 in Binghamton, New York.

Cory Beschorner, Tyler Beschorner’s father who works for the New York State Department of Transportation, was called in that evening to help assist with road closures because of a fatal hit-and-run. He told WBNG he did not know his son was the person killed.

“This is one of our worst nightmares,” Cory Beschorner said. “When we were setting up we were saying somebody’s world is going to be turned upside down tonight. I didn’t know it was mine or my family’s.”

DRIVER ‘INTENTIONALLY’ HIT, KILLED FLORIDA MAN IN EARLY MORNING HIT-AND-RUN: POLICE

The Binghampton Police Department told WBNG that they are still investigating Tyler Beschorner’s death. Captain Cory Minor is urging the community to come forward with any information they may have.

“Community members should be mindful that they may have heard something. They may have heard someone talking about this not realizing what they heard and the importance of it,” he said.

Tyler Beschorner’s family is desperately seeking answers and the responsible party to come forward. 

“I don’t want to hold hate and I don’t want to be angry because it’s not going to change anything or bring him back,” Shanay Beschorner, Tyler’s mother, said.

3-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN JUST FEET FROM HIS HOME: POLICE

Shanay added that Tyler Beschorner’s 7-year-old son Jayden is “struggling.”

“He’s just struggling. He keeps saying he’s all alone. He goes, ‘It’s just me.’ And I said, ‘No. You have all of us,’” Shanay Beschorner said.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses as well as a trust for his son.

“Tyler was 29 years old with his whole life still ahead of him. Jayden Beshorner, his son was the center of his world and Tyler was the center of his,” the page read. “Tyler was the most genuine and selfless person I have ever met. He was loved by so many people throughout his life and truly knew how to brighten the mood in any room he walked into. He had a deep love for his friends and family.”

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt respond to Rebecca Ferguson’s claim about ‘idiot’ co-star

Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are showing support for their former co-star, Rebecca Ferguson, after she reveled she was disrespected on a movie set.

Ferguson shared on Josh Smith’s “Reign” podcast Monday that she had a run-in with “an absolute idiot of a co-star” who screamed at her on set. 

Following Ferguson’s confession, Johnson took to X, formerly Twitter, to show support for his “guardian angel sent from heaven.”

“Hate seeing this but love seeing her stand up to bulls–t,” Johnson wrote. “Rebecca was my guardian angel sent from heaven on our set. I love that woman. I’d like to find out who did this.”

‘DUNE’ STAR REBECCA FERGUSON REFUSED TO WORK WITH ‘IDIOT’ CO-STAR AFTER MELTDOWN: ‘GET OFF MY SET’

The two worked together on the 2014 film “Hercules.”

Since Ferguson’s confession, many fans have come up with their own ideas of who was disrespectful to the Swedish actress. 

Ferguson has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Emily Blunt in “The Girl on the Train” and Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh in “Dune.”

Blunt’s spokesperson issued a statement to the Daily Mail, saying there is no bad blood between the actresses. 

“Rebecca and Emily are friends, and there’s nothing but love between them,” a spokesperson for Blunt told the outlet.

LIKE WHAT YOU’RE READING? CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Ferguson’s confession on the “Reign” podcast painted a picture of the incident. 

“I did a film with an absolute idiot of a co-star,” she revealed. “This human being was being so insecure and angry because [they] couldn’t get the scenes out. And I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at, and I would cry walking off set.”

Careful not to give anything away about the co-star, Ferguson detailed the discomfort she felt. 

“This person would literally look at me in front of the whole crew and say, ‘You call yourself an actor? This is what I have to work with? … What is this?’ And I stood there just breaking.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

“And I remember the next day I walked on, and I said, ‘You get off my set.’ That’s the first time I [had] ever spoken — I remember being so scared. And I looked at this person and I said, ‘You can F off. I’m gonna work toward a tennis ball. I never want to see you again.’”

Ferguson clarified that it was neither A-lister Tom Cruise nor Hugh Jackman, with whom she’s worked on several projects. 

Continuing with her story, Ferguson said she didn’t feel support from executives. 

“And then I remember the producers came up and said, ‘You can’t do this to No. 1. We have to let this person be on set,’” she explained. “And I said, ‘But the person can turn around, and I can act to the back [of their] head.’ And I did.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“It took so long for me to get to that. It’s within my last 10 years or 12 years. And I’ve acted since I was 16. But, from that moment, I have never let myself get to a point when I’ve got home and gone, ‘What did, why did that happen?’”

Fox News Digital’s Caroline Thayer contributed to this report.

Pop star rocks out for abortion, funneling portion of ticket sales to pro-choice groups

“Vampire” singer Olivia Rodrigo recently announced that part of the proceeds from her newest tour are going to multiple abortion activist groups. 

While promoting her “Guts World Tour” on Instagram Tuesday, the pop star alerted her fans that part of the ticket sales for her upcoming show in Houston would go to three pro-abortion organizations.

Rodrigo’s post explicitly noted that the funds will help women traveling to get abortions.

BOSTON GROUP’S RACIAL ‘HARM REPORT’ OFFERS GUIDELINES FOR BLACK REPARATIONS

The post, shared via Instagram stories, stated, “A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales at #GUTSworldtourHouston will go towards @abortionfunds @fundtexaschoice @janesdueprocess who help Texans traveling for abortions by covering & coordinating transportation, lodging & other practical support classes.”

The first group mentioned is the National Network of Abortion Funds, a collection of “100 independent abortion funds” that “work to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access,” the group’s website stated.

The second group, Fund Texas Choice, describes itself as a non-profit that “helps Texans equitably access abortion through safe, confidential, and comprehensive travel services and practical support.”

The third group, Jane’s Due Process, helps Texas “teens access abortion and birth control,” according to its X account.

Rodrigo’s post also provided a direct link to donate to The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equality, a Texas organization that “provides financial assistance and emotional support while building community spaces for people who need abortions in Texas.”

The pop star posted the same story to her account yesterday, though this time it was donating proceeds from her Austin, Texas show to these groups. 

Earlier this month, Rodrigo shared a video explaining a little bit more about her donations to these and other abortion groups she dubbed her “Fund 4 Good.”

FORMER NICKELODEON STAR’S VIRAL TIKTOK SPARKS DEBATE ON WHETHER OZEMPIC WEIGHT LOSS DRUG IS ‘CHEATING’

In the video, which she shared on the first night of her tour, Rodrigo said, “And before I pop onstage, I wanted to come on here and talk about something that I’m really excited about, which is the Fund 4 Good, which is an initiative I’m launching as part of the Guts World Tour.”

She continued, “The Fund 4 Good works to support all women, girls, and people seeking reproductive health freedom. The fund will directly support community-based non-profits that champion things like girls’ education, um, support reproductive rights, and prevent gender-based violence.”

Rodrigo also mentioned that for the North American leg of her tour, she will be “pairing with the National Network of Abortion Funds to help those impacted by healthcare barriers in getting the reproductive care they deserve.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Rodrigo has publicly supported abortion in the past. A day after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade in 2022, Rodrigo performed alongside British pop star Lily Allen, singing Allen’s hit song, “F— You” aimed at the conservative justices on the Court. 

Introducing the song to the crowd at the Glastonbury music festival, Rodrigo said, “This song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you!”

Penn State defensive end flies down the field during 40-yard dash at NFL Combine

Projected NFL first-round pick Demeioun “Chop” Robinson stood out on opening night of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis during his drills, especially in the 40-yard dash. 

The most-anticipated drill at the combine, the 40-yard dash is usually slower for the defensive linemen on day one, but don’t tell Robinson. 

At 6-foot-2, 254 pounds, Robinson ran an electrifying 4.48-second 40-yard dash. 

It was initially clocked at 4.49 seconds, but the time was reduced by one hundredth of a second after a review.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

When a Nittany Lions defensive lineman runs a time like that, Micah Parsons, the Penn State alum and Dallas Cowboys star, immediately comes up as a comparison. 

Parsons had a full second on Robinson in his Pro Day 40, shocking everyone with a 4.39-second sprint. 

NFL DRAFT PROSPECT TYLER OWNERS SAYS HE DOESN’T ‘BELIEVE IN SPACE’ AHEAD OF SCOUTING COMBINE

While Robinson didn’t have Parsons beat, NFL Network compared Robinson’s sprint to the San Francisco 49ers’ Nick Bosa and Houston Texans’ Will Anderson Jr., both top five picks in their respective drafts. And Robinson was faster than both. 

Robinson’s 10-yard split of 1.54 seconds was the fastest mark ever recorded by an edge rusher who weighs at least 250 pounds, showing how this speed at his size is unheard of. 

Robinson excelled elsewhere at the combine, recording a 34½-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump. 

He became the first prospect since Vernon Davis, the San Francisco 49ers tight end who went No. 6 overall out of Maryland in the 2006 NFL Draft, to post a 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds or less and record a broad jump of at least 10½ feet. 

Robinson, already considered a first-round talent, could go earlier than previously projected April 25 when the draft kicks off. 

Robinson initially began his college career at Maryland before transferring to Penn State in 2022. He had a standout sophomore season with 5½ sacks, 26 combined tackles and 10 tackles for loss. 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In 2023, Robinson had four sacks and 15 total tackles with two forced fumbles in 10 games.