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Thursday, October 21, 2021

A Connecticut judge promised to sanction Alex Jones on Wednesday after his lawyers were accused of violating a court order of protection and making information public from a confidential deposition of a woman who lost a loved one in the Sandy Hook massacre. read more


A US Navy report has concluded that major failures within the military command chain allowed a fire to destroy a US warship, according to US media. read more


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in an exclusive interview with The Hill on Thursday said he has no plan to leave the Democratic Party and has not threatened to do so. read more


The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday gave its approval for Americans to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they initially received. read more


The FBI's Denver office said Thursday that remains found in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, who went missing last month. The FBI said dental records confirmed the identification. ... Investigators also found a backpack and a notebook belonging to Laundrie, 23, near the remains while they were searching the Carlton Reserve in North Port, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson.


Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social. read more


Jonathan and Diana Toebbe planned for years to sell classified materials about submarine technology to a foreign government and were seeking as much as $5 million, the prosecution said in court. read more


In one important aspect, [Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn] Youngkin has signaled his full support for the Trump conspiracy crowd: he has funneled his own personal cash into the campaigns of Big Lie advocates and 1/6 apologists. read more


Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy seems to pride himself on asking hard-hitting questions of White House press secretary Jen Psaki. However, on Tuesday, Psaki was the one who asked a question that left Doocy momentarily speechless. read more


A beast of a bomb cyclone will take shape just off the coast of the northwestern United States and western Canada later this week, and AccuWeather forecasters say it will rival, in some aspects, the intensity of strong hurricanes from the Atlantic this season. read more


Jacqueline Alemany and Theodoric Meyer: All the committee's subpoenas: Of the 19 former Trump aides, advisers and rally organizers subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, only one -- Steve Bannon -- has so far refused to cooperate with the investigation. read more


Former President Donald Trump's support among Republican voters continues to grow; a new poll has found that 78% of Republicans say they want to see Trump run in the 2024 presidential election. read more


Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told a House panel his January 6 phone call with former President Trump took place after the attack on the Capitol, though he waffled on the possibility and timing of other calls. read more


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has tested positive for Covid-19. Cavuto, who has been public about his health challenges over the years, including a nearly 25-year journey with multiple sclerosis, was off his afternoon Fox program on Tuesday as a result of the diagnosis. "While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well," Cavuto said in a statement released through Fox News Media. "Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation."


Amherst College is abandoning its policy of giving preference to applicants whose parents attended the Massachusetts liberal-arts school, placing it among the first elite private colleges to ditch legacy admissions. Selective schools like Amherst have been under intense scrutiny in recent years for putting a thumb on the scale for legacy applicants, with critics arguing the programs do little more than cement the privilege of students, and leave fewer slots for applicants from less-represented backgrounds.


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