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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Bob Dole, the longtime lawmaker who overcame life-threatening injuries during World War II to become a shepherd of the Republican Party, died in his sleep at the age of 98. Dole's death was confirmed by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in a statement Sunday. "It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep," the foundation said. "At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years." In February, Dole revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and said he was starting treatment. A former Senate majority leader and the 1996 Republican nominee for president, the native of Russell, Kansas, championed everything from reforming the federal food stamp program to bringing awareness to disabilities.

Friday, December 03, 2021

Los Angeles police recently arrested 14 suspects in connection with 11 "smash and grab" robberies in the city in late November " but all 14 suspects are back on the street, the city's police chief says. The reason? The state of California's "zero bail" policy, Chief Michel Moore told reporters at a Thursday evening news conference, according to FOX 11 of Los Angeles. "All the suspects taken into custody are out of custody, either as a result of one juvenile, or the others as a result of bailing out or zero-bail criteria," Moore said. Back in March, the California Supreme Court ruled that judges in the state must consider a suspect's ability to pay when setting bail prices " in effect allowing indigent defendants to go free, pending further legal action, unless they are deemed too dangerous, according to The Associated Press. Since then, the ramifications of "zero bail" have come up in numerous cases.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

CNN said Tuesday that it has suspended Chris Cuomo "indefinitely" after new documents released this week indicated that the anchor was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, craft a defense amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations. read more

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Police reported "some fatalities" after more than 20 people, including children, were struck by a vehicle that ran through a crowd at a Wisconsin holiday parade, Police Chief Daniel P. Thompson said in a press conference. read more

Florida hospitals are in a tough spot after the signing of multiple vaccine mandate ban bills that were signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis Thursday. read more


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