Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mess of Media will be suspending operations until January
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mess of Media will be suspending operations until January
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Due to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mess of Media will be suspending most of our operations until January, 2021. In the meantime, we will be preparing to relaunch our organization after the holidays. We will offer occasional updates on our YouTube page in the coming months. Thank you to everyone that continues to […]

US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties
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US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties
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A U.S. delegation led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien joined Israeli officials for the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Monday. The historic flight aboard Israel’s El Al airline celebrated the U.S.-brokered agreement between the two countries to normalize […]

Rand Paul calls for FBI arrests, investigation into ‘mob’ he believes ‘would have killed us,’ if not for police
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Rand Paul calls for FBI arrests, investigation into ‘mob’ he believes ‘would have killed us,’ if not for police
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told “Fox & Friends” he believes he would have been killed if not for the police when he and his wife were surrounded and attacked by a “mob” yelling threats and pushing police upon exiting the White House after President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday night. […]

US Marshals rescue nearly 40 children in Georgia as part of 2-week operation
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US Marshals rescue nearly 40 children in Georgia as part of 2-week operation
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Nearly 40 children who had been missing were found in Georgia as part of a two-week mission dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten,” the U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday. Many of these children were at risk for chid sex trafficking, abuse and exploitation, the law enforcement agency said. Twenty-six children were rescued and 13 others were safety […]

Biden: Trump ‘rooting for more violence, not less’
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Biden: Trump ‘rooting for more violence, not less’
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday charged that President Trump is “rooting for more violence, not less” after two people were killed in Kenosha, Wis., amid turmoil following a law enforcement officer wounding 29-year-old Black man Jacob Blake. “[Trump] views this as a political benefit to him,” Biden argued in an interview on MSNBC. […]

Trump accepts GOP nomination on last night of RNC
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Trump accepts GOP nomination on last night of RNC
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President Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, closing out the final night of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, where hundreds of people were seated closely together with few wearing face masks in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 180,000 American […]

Pence hits Biden and makes case for Trump on third night of RNC
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Pence hits Biden and makes case for Trump on third night of RNC
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Republicans portrayed the U.S. as a “land of heroes” on the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night while Vice President Mike Pence went on the attack against Joe Biden, calling the Democratic nominee a “Trojan horse for a radical left.” “Our economic recovery is on the ballot, law and order is […]

RNC Night 2: Trump uses powers of office to make his case for reelection
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RNC Night 2: Trump uses powers of office to make his case for reelection
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The Republican National Convention continued on Tuesday, with appearances by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the party tried to push the theme of America as a “land of opportunity.” First lady Melania Trump closed out the evening with a speech that was perhaps the most open acknowledgment of the human toll taken […]

Trump makes surprise appearance at RNC as GOP formally nominates him for reelection
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Trump makes surprise appearance at RNC as GOP formally nominates him for reelection
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President Trump made a surprise appearance at the Republican National Convention on Monday, as party members formally nominated him in a roll call on the opening day of the convention. Mr. Trump received 2,550 delegates votes, unanimously making him the party nominee. Delegates convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a roll call vote, during which […]

Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19
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Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19
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President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it’s celebrated. The announcement came after White House officials complained there were politically motivated delays by […]

Trump dismisses secret audio of sister calling him ‘cruel’: ‘Who cares?’
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Trump dismisses secret audio of sister calling him ‘cruel’: ‘Who cares?’
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President Trump dismissed secret audio recordings released Saturday evening of his older sister Maryanne Trump Barry saying he had “no principles” and was “cruel.” “Every day it’s something else, who cares?” President Trump said in a statement, according to the Washington Post. “I miss my brother, and I’ll continue to work hard for the American […]

Trump urges Goodyear boycott, accuses company of banning MAGA hats
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Trump urges Goodyear boycott, accuses company of banning MAGA hats
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President Donald Trump Wednesday morning advocated boycotting Goodyear following reports that the company banned his campaign MAGA hats. “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump said. “Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have […]

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall
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Steve Bannon pleads not guilty in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall
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Former White House adviser Stephen Bannon has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering Thursday, after federal prosecutors in New York announced that Bannon and three others were indicted for allegedly defrauding donors to a $25 million fundraising campaign to build a wall along the southern border. Acting U.S. Attorney for […]

Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination, vowing to unite the country
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Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination, vowing to unite the country
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Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States on Thursday, assuming the mantle of party standard-bearer more than 30 years after his first presidential run and vowing to deny President Trump a second term while uniting the country. “I am a proud Democrat and I will be […]

5 key takeaways from 3rd night of Democratic National Convention
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5 key takeaways from 3rd night of Democratic National Convention
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The third night of the Democratic National Convention, themed “A More Perfect Union,” featured a female-driven lineup of powerful speakers, leading up to the moment when California Sen. Kamala Harris officially accepted the vice presidential nomination, marking only the third time a woman was chosen for the slot among either major party, and the first […]

Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden and more DNC highlights
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Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden and more DNC highlights
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The Democrats officially nominated Joe Biden for president in a virtual roll call vote on Tuesday, the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Delegates announced their votes from their home states in locations ranging from a beach in American Samoa to a fire station in Connecticut to the new Black Lives Matter Plaza […]

5 key moments from the Democratic National Convention’s first night
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5 key moments from the Democratic National Convention’s first night
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A day before the Democratic National Convention kicked off, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the event co-chair, said it was a time for unity and that the party had to “put the ‘us versus them’ in the rearview mirror.” Most of the high-profile speakers during the convention’s first night apparently had other ideas, using the […]

Stimulus talks could drag into September as negotiations hit wall over aid deal
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Stimulus talks could drag into September as negotiations hit wall over aid deal
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White House officials and top Democrats are no closer to breaking the impasse over another coronavirus relief package, almost one week after the high-stakes talks collapsed. The stalemate over the next rescue bill appears likely to drag on for weeks, possibly into September, putting at risk potentially trillions of dollars in aid amid a pandemic […]

Durham probe: Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review, sources say
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Durham probe: Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review, sources say
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Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News. Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice […]

Federal appeals court strikes down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines, says restrictions violate 2nd Amendment
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Federal appeals court strikes down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines, says restrictions violate 2nd Amendment
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines on the basis that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment — noting that it would criminalize half the magazines in the U.S. The state’s law bans possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs) that hold more than 10 rounds. The court’s three-judge […]

Trump announces peace agreement between Israel and UAE
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Trump announces peace agreement between Israel and UAE
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President Trump announced a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Thursday that will usher in the “full normalization of relations” between the nations. Mr. Trump, who first touted the agreement on Twitter, said the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.” The president said he anticipates […]

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make debut as running mates, vowing to defeat Trump
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make debut as running mates, vowing to defeat Trump
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Introducing Kamala Harris as his running mate for the first time, Joe Biden said Wednesday that he had “picked the right person” to become his vice president, marking the historic nature of her nomination while offering a preview of their argument against President Trump ahead of the closing stretch of the campaign. The two appeared […]

Trump slams Kamala Harris after VP pick, claims ‘she was my number one pick’
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Trump slams Kamala Harris after VP pick, claims ‘she was my number one pick’
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President Trump, in his first on-camera remarks about the new Biden-Harris ticket, said he was “a little surprised” that Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to be his running mate given her “very poor” primary performance — but said she was his “number one pick” to face off against. During a White House briefing Tuesday afternoon […]

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, adding former 2020 rival to ticket
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, adding former 2020 rival to ticket
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Joe Biden announced he has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate heading into November’s presidential election, adding his former rival for the Democratic nomination to the ticket. The Biden campaign made the announcement in a text message to supporters on Tuesday. “Joe Biden here. Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as […]

Biden plans running mate announcement for middle of the week: report
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Biden plans running mate announcement for middle of the week: report
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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is preparing to announce his running mate during the middle of this week after the presumptive Democrat nominee finished interviewing every finalist to run with him in November, the New York Times reported Monday. The paper also reported that Biden’s committee of advisers screening his possible VP choices “have effectively disbanded” […]

Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
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Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
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Mail-in voting, for many, is as simple as sending a letter, but rules vary across the country for when a voter can get their ballot and when it should be returned. In 2016, more than 73,000 out of 33 million mail-in ballots arrived too late to be counted. Many Americans are expected to vote by […]

New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in new lawsuit
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New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in new lawsuit
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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its leadership, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, looking to dissolve the organization. James accused the organization of having “a culture of self-dealing,” taking millions of dollars for personal use and granting contracts that […]

After Joe Biden’s comments on diversity in Black community, some worry blunders could impact support
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After Joe Biden’s comments on diversity in Black community, some worry blunders could impact support
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Amid the fallout from comments by former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about a lack of diversity of thought and heritage within the African American community, some worry that a pattern of blunders could impact support within the Black community. Biden drew criticism on Thursday when he compared the diversity of […]

Debates commission denies Trump campaign’s request for 4th debate
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Debates commission denies Trump campaign’s request for 4th debate
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The Commission on Presidential Debates denied the Trump campaign’s request for a fourth debate in early September, dismissing concerns that early voting could mean many voters will have cast ballots before the first scheduled debate. Campaign representative Rudy Giuliani sent a letter to the commission on Wednesday requesting an additional debate to accommodate voters casting […]

Biden snaps at question on cognitive test, likens it to asking reporter if he’s ‘a junkie’
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Biden snaps at question on cognitive test, likens it to asking reporter if he’s ‘a junkie’
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden clarified in a feisty interview moment that he’s never taken a cognitive test amid repeated attacks by President Trump on the 77-year-old former vice president’s mental stamina. “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden answered, in an interview scheduled to air […]

Jill Biden promises her husband will debate Trump this fall, is ‘close’ to choosing running mate
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Jill Biden promises her husband will debate Trump this fall, is ‘close’ to choosing running mate
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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is “close” to making a decision on a running mate, the former vice president’s wife told “The Daily Briefing” Tuesday. Jill Biden also told host Dana Perino that her husband will share the debate stage with President Trump this fall, shrugging off suggestions by former Clinton White House press secretary […]

Husband of Los Angeles DA faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly pointing gun at Black Lives Matter protesters
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Husband of Los Angeles DA faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly pointing gun at Black Lives Matter protesters
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The California attorney general has filed misdemeanor gun charges against the husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey for an incident in March in which he allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters, CBS Los Angeles reports. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm […]

Alan Dershowitz defends himself against sex abuse allegations, condemns accuser as ‘a serial liar’
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Alan Dershowitz defends himself against sex abuse allegations, condemns accuser as ‘a serial liar’
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Famed attorney and Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz denied allegations of sexual abuse on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday after his name appeared in newly released documents from a 2015 civil lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell. “I brought this case to the FBI. I went to the U.S. attorney’s office. I […]

Biden VP pick announcement not likely this week: source
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Biden VP pick announcement not likely this week: source
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Don’t expect presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to name his running mate this week. A source familiar with the process of choosing the running mate told Fox News on Monday that “an announcement isn’t likely this week.” Various reports over the weekend indicated that the former vice president and his team were extending the […]

Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, unsealed court documents suggest
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Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, unsealed court documents suggest
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A trove of documents released late Thursday could shed light on Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship with late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The data include records of a 2011 meeting between accuser Virginia Giuffre and her lawyers where she talked about the powerful people in Epstein’s orbit who she said either flew on his […]

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight
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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight
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Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule wrapping up its first piloted test flight, plunged back to Earth on Sunday with a fiery reentry to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico to close out an historic 64-day flight. Descending under four large orange-and-white parachutes, the Crew Dragon — named […]

Biden says he’ll have a vice presidential pick next week
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Biden says he’ll have a vice presidential pick next week
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Joe Biden says he’ll have his vice presidential pick ready “the first week in August,” which is next week. That would be days before he’s expected to accept the Democratic nomination during the Democratic National Convention. He made the announcement in his home state of Delaware during a campaign event Tuesday. Biden had originally held […]

Oregon state police arrive in Portland in push to stop riots
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Oregon state police arrive in Portland in push to stop riots
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The Oregon State Police on Thursday will take over the duties of guarding a federal courthouse in Portland that has become a flashpoint during weeks of protests that have turned violent. The state troopers will not be dressed in riot or tactical gear like the federal agents previously stationed at the Mark O. Hatfield United […]

How big a stimulus check would you get under the HEALS Act?
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How big a stimulus check would you get under the HEALS Act?
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Republican lawmakers want to send another round of stimulus checks to American households to help them weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The checks would be similar in amount to the first round, but not as generous as the package proposed by Democrats in May. Details about a potential second round of checks […]

Federal agents in downtown Portland to begin leaving, Oregon governor announces
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Federal agents in downtown Portland to begin leaving, Oregon governor announces
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The Trump administration and Oregon’s governor have agreed to begin withdrawing federal agents from downtown Portland following nightly violent clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators, the governor said Wednesday. But the White House and Department of Homeland Security said federal law enforcement will leave the city once attacks on the federal courthouse there — which […]

Federal agents tear-gas Portland protesters again despite plan for the agents to leave town
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Federal agents tear-gas Portland protesters again despite plan for the agents to leave town
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Federal agents tear-gassed protesters again and made arrests as several hundred people demonstrated in downtown Portland late Wednesday and early Thursday, hours after state leaders announced federal agents would soon leave the city, CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV reports. It was the 62nd night in a row of protests there. Governor Kate Brown said early Wednesday […]

COVID-19 vaccine testing now underway with 30,000 volunteers
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COVID-19 vaccine testing now underway with 30,000 volunteers
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The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study is now underway with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and […]

100 Days Out: Trump looks for game change as Biden makes gains
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100 Days Out: Trump looks for game change as Biden makes gains
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It was a dramatically different approach for a president who’s been accused of downplaying the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” President Trump said this past week – as he returned to the White House press briefing room to give his first coronavirus news conference since […]

Biden, Obama reunite for socially distanced conversation, slam Trump’s handling of COVID-19 crisis
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Biden, Obama reunite for socially distanced conversation, slam Trump’s handling of COVID-19 crisis
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Showcasing the online campaigning tactics that are likely to dominate the final months of the 2020 presidential race, former Vice President Joe Biden and his old boss, former President Barack Obama teamed up for a socially distant conversation to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the steps they believe need to be taken to right the […]

Trump, Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy talk kneeling protests, Twitter and Dr. Fauci in candid interview
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Trump, Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy talk kneeling protests, Twitter and Dr. Fauci in candid interview
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President Trump sat down for a candid interview with Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy to discuss sports, Twitter and the coronavirus outbreak. Portnoy began the interview by praising Trump for being the only one to “sniff out” the prank during his appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Ali G Show.” “You’re right, I was the […]

Washington Post settles Nicholas Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy
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Washington Post settles Nicholas Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy
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The Washington Post is the latest news organization to settle a defamation lawsuit launched by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann over its botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor. Sandmann announced the victory on Twitter. “On 2/19/19, I filed $250M […]

Kayleigh McEnany on Trump’s well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell: The president wants ‘justice’
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Kayleigh McEnany on Trump’s well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell: The president wants ‘justice’
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President Trump wants convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell to be brought to “justice,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday. In an interview on “America’s Newsroom,” McEnany addressed recent comments from the president on Maxwell that “raised eyebrows” on both sides of the aisle. During a Tuesday coronavirus […]

Trump cancels Florida portion of GOP convention as coronavirus cases surge: ‘Not the right time’
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Trump cancels Florida portion of GOP convention as coronavirus cases surge: ‘Not the right time’
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President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’s told the Republican National Committee to cancel convention events in Jacksonville, Florida, as cases of the novel coronavirus surge in the state, saying “it’s not the right time.” “I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention,” he said at a […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a GOP congressman “accosted” her on the steps of the Capitol
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a GOP congressman “accosted” her on the steps of the Capitol
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday about being aggressively confronted by Republican Representative Ted Yoho on the Capitol steps the day before. “I never spoke to Rep. Yoho before he decided to accost me on the steps of the nation’s Capitol yesterday,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Believe it or not, I usually get along fine w/ my […]

Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell, ‘I wish her well’
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Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell, ‘I wish her well’
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered sympathetic words to Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein who stands accused of facilitating the abuse of girls by the now-deceased sex offender. “I just wish her well, frankly,” Trump said when asked about Maxwell during a news conference. Maxwell, 58, was denied bail last week and […]

Derek Chauvin and wife face felony tax fraud charges
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Derek Chauvin and wife face felony tax fraud charges
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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — already facing charges in the death of George Floyd — has been charged with multiple tax-related felonies, along with his wife Kellie Chauvin, CBS Minnesota reports. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput on Wednesday announced the nine counts of felony tax evasion charges against Derek and Kellie Chauvin. According […]

Trump to send federal agents to Chicago, maybe other cities
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Trump to send federal agents to Chicago, maybe other cities
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President Donald Trump is planning to deploy federal agents to Chicago and possibly other Democrat-run cities as he continues to assert federal power and use the Department of Homeland Security in unprecedented, politicized ways. DHS is slated to send about 150 Homeland Security Investigations agents to Chicago to help local law enforcement deal with a […]

Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit
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Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit
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A former Fox Business producer has accused former Fox News correspondent Ed Henry of raping her while they both worked at the network. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, claims Henry “performed sadistic acts on her without her consent that left her injured, bruised and battered with bloody wrists” after placing handcuffs on her. A […]

St. Louis’ top prosecutor says she’s charging couple who flashed guns at crowd marching to mayor’s home
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St. Louis’ top prosecutor says she’s charging couple who flashed guns at crowd marching to mayor’s home
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Monday she’s charging the couple who flashed guns at a crowd marching to the mayor’s home last month, further igniting the gun-rights debate. Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, said Mark and Patricia McCloskey will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon following the June 28 incident. […]

Fox’s Chris Wallace gets praise for his interview with Trump
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Fox’s Chris Wallace gets praise for his interview with Trump
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As veteran journalists who now teach the craft to college students, Tom Bettag and Frank Sesno both said they will use Chris Wallace’s interview with President Donald Trump to show how it’s done well. “This was an ‘A-plus’ accountability interview,” said Sesno, who spoke to five presidents as a CNN Washington bureau chief and now […]

Chris Wallace on Trump interview: He took all the questions, Biden hasn’t faced the same scrutiny
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Chris Wallace on Trump interview: He took all the questions, Biden hasn’t faced the same scrutiny
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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace grilled President Trump for an hour-long interview that aired on Sunday, and thinks former Vice President Joe Biden needs to “come out from the basement” and face similar scrutiny. “The fact is, the president is out there. He’s out there in this broiling heat with me for an hour, […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on lack of outrage over anti-Semitism: ‘No one is free until everyone is free’
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on lack of outrage over anti-Semitism: ‘No one is free until everyone is free’
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Basketball Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is disappointed with the lack of outrage after Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson tweeted out several anti-Semitic messages, including a quote he thought was from Adolf Hitler. “When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular culture, meh-rage in the face of sustained prejudice […]

New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols at military sites
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New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols at military sites
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued guidance on Friday that effectively banned Confederate flags at military installations, although it never once mentions the word “Confederate.” The memo comes as the nation grapples with what to do about public displays of Confederate symbols, and as President Trump’s insistence that the Confederate flag should be protected under “freedom […]

President’s niece Mary Trump claims she has heard him use the N-word and anti-Semitic slurs
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President’s niece Mary Trump claims she has heard him use the N-word and anti-Semitic slurs
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Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has written a tell-all book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” about what she calls a “dysfunctional” and “dangerous” Trump family. She has done several interviews with major news outlets to promote the book, including one with the Washington […]

Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale
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Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale
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President Trump announced Wednesday that his current 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, will be replaced by political operative Bill Stepien. Parscale will stay on leading digital and data strategies for the campaign, and serve as a senior adviser. “I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign […]

Trump bristles at question about police killing Blacks
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Trump bristles at question about police killing Blacks
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President Donald Trump bristled at a reporter’s question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to play into racial divisions in a pair of interviews Tuesday. In one interview, Trump seemed taken aback when asked why African Americans are still dying at the hands of […]

Nick Cannon will keep ‘The Masked Singer’ hosting job after his apology for anti-Semitic remarks
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Nick Cannon will keep ‘The Masked Singer’ hosting job after his apology for anti-Semitic remarks
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Fox has confirmed that it is sticking with Nick Cannon as the host of its popular reality competition series “The Masked Singer” following his apology for making anti-Semitic comments. During a June 30 episode of the actor’s YouTube series, “Cannon’s Class,” featuring Public Enemy rapper Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, the men discussed conspiracy theories including […]

Daniel Lewis Lee part of first wave of federal executions since 2003
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Daniel Lewis Lee part of first wave of federal executions since 2003
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A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three was executed Tuesday morning — the first federal execution since 2003 and part of a new wave of such executions by the Department of Justice. Daniel Lewis Lee was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday morning, after the Supreme Court reversed a lower court […]

Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges
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Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges
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Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, will remain behind bars until trial after she was denied bail Tuesday as a risk to flee rather than face charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse more than two decades ago. Two Epstein accusers implored the judge to keep the British socialite detained after she […]

Washington Redskins retire team name, logo; no replacement announced
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Washington Redskins retire team name, logo; no replacement announced
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The Washington Redskins announced Monday they will change their team name and logo after about 87 years of using it, in the wake of corporate and public pressure to ditch the moniker over racial connotations. The Redskins did not announce a new name. “On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of […]

Police seize gun at home of St. Louis couple who pointed weapons at protesters
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Police seize gun at home of St. Louis couple who pointed weapons at protesters
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St. Louis police on Friday seized a gun at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were photographed outside their home pointing weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters in an image that went viral. Police said they were executing a search warrant when they seized a semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle, which matches the description […]

Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence
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Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence
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President Trump is commuting the prison sentence of Republican political operative Roger Stone via an executive grant of clemency, the White House said in a statement. Mr. Trump extended reprieve to his longtime informal adviser and ally days before he was expected to report to prison. The statement from the White House called Stone a […]

Supreme Court rules Manhattan prosecutor can access Trump financial records
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Supreme Court rules Manhattan prosecutor can access Trump financial records
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The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Manhattan’s chief prosecutor can obtain troves of President Trump’s business records and tax returns, a momentous defeat for the president in his efforts to shield his personal financial information from state investigators. The high court ruled 7-2 in favor of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is conducting […]

DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts are ‘a f—ing disaster’, ex-Eagle says
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DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts are ‘a f—ing disaster’, ex-Eagle says
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Chris Long, a former defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, was the latest player to speak out about DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic Instagram posts, calling it “a f—ing disaster.” “I mean, quoting Hitler is bad business, but quoting fake Hitler quotes is like a cherry on top,” Long said on his “Green Light” podcast. “I don’t […]

Mary Trump’s book offers scathing portrayal of president
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Mary Trump’s book offers scathing portrayal of president
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President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday that blames a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, writes that Trump is a compulsive liar whose reelection would […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to NY prison after arrest
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Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to NY prison after arrest
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the confidant and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, was transferred to a New York federal prison on Monday following her arrest in New Hampshire last week. “Yes, she is in BOP custody at MDC Brooklyn. We decline to comment further,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons told Fox News. Maxwell, the daughter of late British […]

Biden campaign and DNC out-raise Trump campaign and RNC in June and second quarter overall
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Biden campaign and DNC out-raise Trump campaign and RNC in June and second quarter overall
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Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Trump’s campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign. The joint GOP effort still has considerably more cash left to spend ahead of the Nov. 3 election, but Biden’s newfound fundraising […]

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ July 4th celebration not without controversy
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Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ July 4th celebration not without controversy
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On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, President Donald Trump delivered his “Salute to America” speech that side-stepped politics and focused on the military, American history and cultural moments that ranged from the Revolutionary War to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. “Hello America, hello,” Trump said at the start of what he promised to […]

Trump at Mount Rushmore: Controversy, fireworks and personal fascination
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Trump at Mount Rushmore: Controversy, fireworks and personal fascination
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President Donald Trump’s trip to Mount Rushmore Friday for flashy fireworks and military flyover was the culmination of his years-long push to bring a July Fourth display back to the larger-than-life monument to four American presidents that has long fascinated him. But the visit also came as the nation in recent weeks faced a fresh […]

Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
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Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire on Thursday morning. Maxwell, 58, was charged by the Southern District of New York, which did not stop investigating Epstein’s associates after his death, with conspiring to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, perjury and […]

Top intel officials brief Pelosi, congressional leaders on reported Russian bounty on US troops
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Top intel officials brief Pelosi, congressional leaders on reported Russian bounty on US troops
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CIA Director Gina Haspel led a slate of intelligence officials to the U.S. Capitol Thursday to brief a select group of lawmakers on reports Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan. Following a briefing for the so-called “Gang of Eight” — party leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority […]

Biden says Trump doesn’t seem ‘cognitively aware’ of Russia bounty intel
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Biden says Trump doesn’t seem ‘cognitively aware’ of Russia bounty intel
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rebuked President Trump on Tuesday over reports that sensitive intelligence about a Russian spy agency offering bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. and coalition forces was included in the president’s briefing material months ago. Though he said the story is still developing, Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, […]

Trump claims Russia bounty story a ‘hoax,’ as controversy mounts
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Trump claims Russia bounty story a ‘hoax,’ as controversy mounts
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President Trump continued to push back against a bombshell New York Times report that Russia allegedly offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers, and that Trump had been briefed on it but did nothing. The White House has insisted that Trump had not been briefed on that information. Fox News is told that […]

Marine commandant says families of fallen service members are ‘entitled’ to answers on alleged Russian plot
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Marine commandant says families of fallen service members are ‘entitled’ to answers on alleged Russian plot
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Gen. David Berger, the Marine Corps commandant, told ABC News on Tuesday that while he saw no evidence of Russians offering bounties to kill U.S. troops during his time commanding Marines in Afghanistan, the families of fallen service members are “entitled” to answers. “You just have to look at the facts like always, investigate thoroughly,” […]

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong after China imposes new national security law
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Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong after China imposes new national security law
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More than 300 people have been arrested in Hong Kong protests Wednesday, including nine accused of violating a new national security law that Western powers argue takes away the territory’s semi-autonomous status and gives China unprecedented power over the city. Thousands gathered in Hong Kong’s Times Square on Wednesday to protest against the national security […]

Trump signals he has ‘interesting’ details on Roswell, as son grills him about aliens
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Trump signals he has ‘interesting’ details on Roswell, as son grills him about aliens
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President Trump, under rigorous questioning from his son Donald Trump Jr., on Thursday about the existence of extraterrestrial life, suggested he knew “interesting” information about Roswell, N.M. — the site of a 1947 crash that has touched off conspiracy theories about an alien spacecraft ever since. Trump made the comments in a lighthearted, Father’s Day-themed […]

Trump says intel doesn’t back up report on Russian bounties against US troops
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Trump says intel doesn’t back up report on Russian bounties against US troops
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President Trump late Sunday said U.S. intelligence could not confirm an explosive story that Russian military officials offered bounties to militants linked to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported Friday that it is believed that some “Islamist militants” or “criminal elements” collected payouts. The report […]

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions
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The Supreme Court reaffirmed abortion protections on Monday, striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction that, if allowed to be implemented, could have made the state the first to be without a legal abortion provider since Roe v. Wade. The decision — with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the court’s four-member liberal minority — is […]

Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it
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Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it
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President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The video appeared to have been taken at The […]

Russians offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops: Military official
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Russians offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops: Military official
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Russian intelligence officers offered to pay Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan over the past year, amid peace talks to end the 18-year war there, a military official confirmed to ABC News on Sunday. U.S. intelligence agencies linked the effort to a Russian intelligence unit suspected of covert action and assassination attempts in […]

Biden says he’d use executive powers to force Americans to wear masks in public
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Biden says he’d use executive powers to force Americans to wear masks in public
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Former Vice President Joe Biden said he “would do everything possible” to ensure that Americans wear masks in public if elected president. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, told CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA that wearing a mask in public helps to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “I would go back to making sure that everybody […]

Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem
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Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem
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The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. The removal of the flag marks the latest Confederate symbol to topple in the weeks following George Floyd’s death as activists have called for a reexamination of the racism that exists in […]

Pentagon should release UFO report, Senate intelligence committee argues
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Pentagon should release UFO report, Senate intelligence committee argues
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The Pentagon should release a public report on UFOs, argues the U.S. Senate intelligence committee. In addition to requiring a public report, the committee plans to impose new rules on how the Department of Defense (DOD) shares information about UFOs. Unidentified flying objects — a term that refers to objects that are literally unidentified, not […]

Madison Cawthorn says team ‘kept all politics local’ to win primary
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Madison Cawthorn says team ‘kept all politics local’ to win primary
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Millennial real estate investor Madison Cawthorn said, “You know we kept all politics local. We weren’t focused on D.C. Insiders,” when asked about how he achieved his recent primary victory on ABC’s “The View” on Friday morning. “Our message of faith, family, you know, individual responsibility and freedom really resonates with a lot of people […]

Appeals court orders Flynn case dismissal, after years-long legal saga
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Appeals court orders Flynn case dismissal, after years-long legal saga
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A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a lower court to allow the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be dismissed, as requested by the Justice Department — likely ending the years-long legal saga stemming from the Russia investigation. The abrupt ending came in a 2-1 ruling and order from judges on […]

Trump signs executive order to protect monuments
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Trump signs executive order to protect monuments
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to protect federal monuments and statues. The order instructs federal law enforcement to prosecute people who damage federal monuments, and threatens to withhold federal funding from state and local governments that fail to protect their own public monuments and statues. “I just had the privilege of signing a […]

Mess of Media will return when Michigan reopens in June
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Mess of Media will return when Michigan reopens in June
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mess of Media will be suspending our online reporting until Michigan’s stay-at-home order is lifted. In the meantime, check out our YouTube page for all the latest updates. Thank you to all of our readers and social media subscribers. We extended our best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Trump signs $2T stimulus bill after House approves historic coronavirus response
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Trump signs $2T stimulus bill after House approves historic coronavirus response
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President Trump on Friday signed a more than $2 trillion legislative package to combat the coronavirus pandemic and send economic relief to workers and businesses squeezed by restrictions meant to stop the outbreak’s spread after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the legislation earlier in the day. “I want to thank Democrats and Republicans for […]

U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first world leader to confirm a diagnosis. “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the chief medical officer, I’ve taken a test that has come […]

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high
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3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high
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Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally […]

Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for virus, forcing quarantines
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Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for virus, forcing quarantines
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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first case of COVID-19 in the Senate and raising fears about the further transmission of the virus among Republicans at the Capitol. Paul, an eye surgeon, went into quarantine Sunday after learning his results. He said he has not had symptoms […]

Vice President Mike Pence, wife test negative for coronavirus as worldwide cases cross 300,000
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Vice President Mike Pence, wife test negative for coronavirus as worldwide cases cross 300,000
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As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York. The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state […]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential campaign
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential campaign
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced the end to her campaign following continued low placement in national polls, a weak finish during Super Tuesday and subsequent contests and failing to meet the thresholds to participate in the most recent series of Democratic National Committee sponsored debates. In a letter to supporters, Gabbard cited […]