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POLITICS 7 hours ago
Donald Trump Jr. is selling shirts that say 'guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people' after Halyna Hutchins death
Baldwin fired a prop gun on the "Rust" movie set last week, killing the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
NEWS 14 hours ago
A pair of Jan 6 protest organizers said Trump 'abandoned them' after making them 'look like shit' with his call for a march on the Capitol
Two rally organizers said they were upset that their protests escalated into a siege on the Capitol, and that the House select committee is all they have to clarify the events on January 6.
POLITICS 22 hours ago
January 6 committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson says 'there's no question' that the Capitol riot was premeditated
"The worst kept secret in America is that Donald Trump invited individuals to come to Washington on January 6," Rep. Thompson said Sunday.
SPORTS Oct 24, 2021, 8:33 AM
Human rights campaigners are criticizing David Beckham for signing a controversial $277m World Cup deal with Qatar
The soccer legend is under fire for reportedly signing a 2022 World Cup deal to make him the face of a country with a record of human rights abuses.
POLITICS Oct 23, 2021, 11:23 AM
Nonbinary lawmaker said it's hard to work with people who 'adamantly oppose your existence' after Oklahoma governor said there was 'no such thing' as nonbinary
Oklahoma state Rep. Mauree Turner, the first openly nonbinary US state lawmaker, said the comments damaged her "working relationship" with the governor.
POLITICS Oct 23, 2021, 9:31 AM
Meghan McCain says she suffered a miscarriage after 'disaster' interview with Seth Meyers
Meghan McCain shared details about her 2019 miscarriage in her new audio memoir, "Bad Republican," which debuted on Audible.
CULTURE Oct 22, 2021, 12:01 PM
A former leader of the KKK celebrated Tucker Carlson 'finally' sharing the white-supremacist 'great replacement' conspiracy theory
The neo-Nazi and former Klan leader David Duke said Tucker Carlson has "finally" started promoting the "great replacement" conspiracy theory.
VOICES OF COLOR Oct 22, 2021, 8:11 AM
Advocates say US immigration is rooted in anti-Blackness. Here's how policies puts Black migrants at risk.
Experts say discrimination against Black immigrants is bipartisan and has a long history. How policies rooted in anti-Blackness put migrants at risk.
ROYALS Oct 22, 2021, 2:51 AM
A Republican congressman said Meghan Markle should lose her royal title after she advocated for paid family leave in the US
This comes after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were criticized for getting involved in US politics in 2020.
CELEBRITY Oct 20, 2021, 5:07 PM
Paris Hilton says she was 'strangled, slapped across the face, and watched in the shower by male staff' in 'troubled teen' facilities
Hilton detailed how she'd been confined to a room "covered in scratch marks and smeared in blood" during her appeal to Congress and President Biden.
ROYALS Oct 20, 2021, 12:14 PM
Meghan Markle is urging Democratic leaders in Congress to support for paid family and medical leave
"But this isn't about Right or Left, it's about right or wrong," the Dutchess of Sussex wrote. "This is about putting families above politics."
NEWS Oct 20, 2021, 2:02 AM
Jeffrey Epstein told Steve Bannon he was a 'firm believer' in Time's Up, the charity fighting sexual harassment, report says
Jeffrey Epstein had already been convicted of sex crimes when he spoke to the Trump ally Steve Bannon about the charity.
NEWS Oct 19, 2021, 9:30 PM
FBI raids homes in DC and NYC connected to Oleg Deripaska, a Putin ally and Russian oligarch
"The searches are being carried out on the basis of two court orders, connected to US sanctions," a spokesperson for Deripaska told NBC News.
NEWS Oct 19, 2021, 2:13 PM
Only 105 rioters have pleaded guilty for their role in the Capitol insurrection so far. This table is tracking them all.
More than 650 people have been charged with crimes over the Capitol riot on January 6, and 105 have pleaded guilty so far.
NEWS Oct 19, 2021, 2:11 PM
684 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection so far. This searchable table shows them all.
Thousands of pro-Trump supporters descended on the US Capitol on January 6. Nine months later, 684 people have been charged with crimes.
CULTURE Oct 19, 2021, 9:48 AM
A video of a man insulting and threatening a woman on a busy London subway has gone viral on Twitter
A video of multiple male passengers defending a woman on the Central Line subway in the London Underground network has gone viral on Twitter.
STYLE Oct 18, 2021, 8:03 AM
9 times Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made statements with her outfits
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been known to make political statements with her fashion choices.
NEWS Oct 17, 2021, 1:12 PM
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed in Texas. Now it is on display at a golf resort.
The manager of the Texas golf resort where the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is on display called it "a fabulous piece of art."
NEWS Oct 15, 2021, 5:04 PM
UK authorities declare the fatal stabbing of conservative lawmaker David Amess an act of terrorism
MP Sir David Amess was killed earlier Friday while meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
CULTURE Oct 13, 2021, 3:18 PM
Trump's endorsement for Arizona governor appears to have met with QAnon-linked conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins
Trump endorsee Kari Lake was shown posing next to the QAnon-linked conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins in a photo he posted on Telegram.
CULTURE Oct 13, 2021, 12:08 PM
A pilot using TikTok to criticize the federal vaccine mandate is going viral among conservatives
A viral TikTok showing a pilot speaking out against vaccine mandates is spreading via right-wing social media accounts.
VOICES OF COLOR Oct 12, 2021, 6:30 AM
The Latino electorate is growing. What does that mean for the future of American politics?
There are Republican Latino voters and Democratic Latino voters in presidential elections but voter suppression will stop growing Hispanic electorate.
ENTERTAINMENT Oct 12, 2021, 3:07 AM
A Fox News guest bizarrely suggested a bisexual Superman would get 'a venereal disease,' leaving Laura Ingraham looking baffled
DC announced that the new Superman, who is Clark Kent's son, would come out as bisexual and have a relationship with a man.
VOICES OF COLOR Oct 11, 2021, 1:28 PM
On Indigenous Peoples' day, activists marched in Washington DC demanding action on climate change
The march was a part of a series of People v Fossil Fuels protests. The group is demanding the White House take extreme action against the climate crisis.
ENTERTAINMENT Oct 11, 2021, 3:02 AM
The 'Squid Game' director says Donald Trump 'kind of resembles' one of the evil VIPs in the show
The deadly games played by the show's contestants are run by a group of rich people who bet on the winners.
POLITICS Oct 10, 2021, 5:56 PM
With Afghanistan on the verge of economic collapse, the Taliban say the US has agreed to give humanitarian aid
A US statement said only that the two sides "discussed the United States' provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people."
NEWS Oct 10, 2021, 8:15 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz shamelessly mocked Biden for going on 'vacation' by dredging up controversial Cancun trip, which he took during Texas crisis
"Cancun is lovely this time of year," Sen. Cruz responded to a tweet from Republicans about President Biden going "on vacation" to his home state Delaware.
NEWS Oct 9, 2021, 12:57 PM
Three US Embassy employees could be expelled from Russia after they were accused of theft
The employees were accused of "stealing personal belongings from a Russian citizen" and could face expulsion, according to the foreign ministry.
NEWS Oct 9, 2021, 8:44 AM
Watch: Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin walks out of CNN interview when questioned about making executive orders when governor was away
"I'm not going to talk anymore to an activist," Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin told a reporter when he questioned her recent executive actions.
HEALTH Oct 8, 2021, 1:59 PM
California has made it illegal to remove a condom without consent — becoming the first US state to ban 'stealthing'
Bill AB 453 is the first law in the country to categorize "stealthing," or removing a condom without consent, as sexual assault that violates the law.
POLITICS Oct 8, 2021, 10:21 AM
Stephanie Grisham likens Melania Trump to a 'doomed French queen' in her tell-all book. Here's a timeline of their falling out.
Stephanie Grisham, who was part of Melania Trump's inner circle as her chief of staff, released a tell-all memoir about her time in the White House.
NEWS Oct 7, 2021, 2:42 PM
Failed Susan Collins challenger accused of pointing a gun at a campaign staffer during argument over buying bogus COVID-19 drugs with crypto
The staffer alleged in an application for a protection order that former Senate candidate Max Linn threatened him during an argument about crypto.
VOICES OF COLOR Oct 7, 2021, 10:16 AM
How Hurricane Maria pushed young Puerto Ricans towards supporting independence
Four years after Hurricane Maria, young Puerto Ricans debate commonwealth status of the island. Why they want independence from the United States.
NEWS Oct 6, 2021, 9:31 PM
The Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from the Facebook whistleblower on any role the platform had in the Capitol insurrection
Frances Haugen may talk to the group as soon as Thursday on whether and how Facebook was used to facilitate violence at the Capitol, sources told CNN.
HEALTH Oct 6, 2021, 12:34 PM
US states passed a record-high 106 abortion laws restricting and banning the procedure this year
Texas, which outlawed abortion after six weeks, wasn't even in the top five states in terms of the number of restrictions enacted, an analysis found.
NEWS Oct 5, 2021, 8:05 PM
Stephanie Grisham said she didn't vote for Trump in 2020, despite working for Melania Trump in the East Wing at the time
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told CNN's Jake Tapper that she wished there had been a third candidate to vote for in the 2020 election.
CELEBRITY Oct 5, 2021, 10:03 AM
Country music star Jason Aldean says 'people in California should be outraged' over vaccination mandate for kids in schools
"People in California should be outraged and people everywhere else better start standing up and speaking out NOW," Aldean wrote.
NEWS Oct 5, 2021, 9:16 AM
George Floyd could be posthumously pardoned in case where the arresting officer was accused of fabricating evidence — if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approves
A lawyer who filed a pardon request on behalf of George Floyd's family alleged his arresting officer "manufactured the existence of confidential informants to bolster his cases against innocent defendants."
ENTERTAINMENT Oct 3, 2021, 12:26 PM
Billie Eilish says she almost didn't perform at a Texas music festival over state's abortion laws
Billie Eilish performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas where she criticized the state's abortion laws and climate crisis deniers.
CELEBRITY Oct 3, 2021, 7:26 AM
Jason Aldean says he will 'never apologize' for his beliefs as he defends his family's anti-Biden Instagram posts
Jason Aldean responded to online criticism over his family's anti-Biden clothes with an American flag-themed Instagram post.
NEWS Oct 3, 2021, 7:24 AM
Trump's candidate for Arizona governor says she would not have certified the 2020 election results
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Kari Lake last week, saying she "will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey--won't even be a contest!"
VOICES OF COLOR Oct 1, 2021, 12:23 PM
No Indigenous women and few women of color were TV guests on 2020 Sunday morning news shows
During election, COVID-19, and George Floyd news, no Indigenous women, few Black, Latina, AAPI women on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
POLITICS Oct 1, 2021, 9:18 AM
Jimmy Carter is 97. Here are 8 incredible things he still does that prove age is just a number.
Carter is the longest-living American president in the US. He's still volunteering, writing books, and exercising regularly.
CULTURE Oct 1, 2021, 8:09 AM
British TikTokers are going viral with videos of people appearing to stockpile at gas stations in response to the national fuel crisis
TikTok videos under the tags #fuelshortage and #petrolshortage have been viewed nearly 80 million times.
POLITICS Sep 30, 2021, 9:24 PM
Sen. Blumenthal explains 'finsta' and claims 'Facebook routinely puts profits ahead of kids' online safety'
"It chooses the growth of its products ahead of the wellbeing of our children. And we now know that it is indefensibly delinquent in acting to protect them," Blumenthal said.
POLITICS Sep 29, 2021, 5:35 AM
Applications to join the Capitol Police surged after the Jan. 6 insurrection, police chief says
J. Thomas Manger likened the rise to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, which saw a surge in applications for firefighter and police officer roles.
CULTURE Sep 28, 2021, 1:22 PM
On Reddit, users are mocking unvaccinated people who've died of COVID-19. An ethicist says it's 'cruel' but 'not surprising.'
On the Herman Cain Award subreddit, users share social media posts from people who refused the COVID-19 vaccine and caught the disease.
HEALTH Sep 28, 2021, 6:43 AM
Planned Parenthood says the Texas abortion ban has turned its call centers into therapy hotlines for people who are 'pregnant against their will'
Phone counselors must comfort abortion patients who can't find care in their home state or nearby, said president Alexis McGill Johnson.
NEWS Sep 26, 2021, 8:50 PM
Fox News host Howard Kurtz says MAGA supporters are attacking him for reporting on the Cyber Ninjas Arizona election review
"This is our tribal politics today," Kurtz tweeted on Sunday, in response to criticism over his coverage on the Arizona election review results.
INTERNATIONAL Sep 25, 2021, 4:07 PM
Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor
Angela Merkel has been in power since 2005 but plans to step down after the election, making the vote an era-changing event to set the future course of Europe's largest economy.
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