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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

Abraham Gutman: As my family shelters in Tel Aviv, I'm unsettled that progressive Americans aren't speaking up for Palestinians read more

In the past year alone, study after study has debunked the myth that the emergency benefits and occasional payments provided by the government are disincentivizing people from returning to the labor force en masse. Then there is the reality that, even with help from the government, a large segment of jobless Americans aren't receiving enough money from unemployment benefits to actually get by. read more

An active-duty Marine officer stationed in Quantico, Virginia, was arrested Thursday and charged with crimes related to the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6, the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office said. read more

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) spoke briefly to reporters after she was ousted from her GOP leadership position: "We must go forward based on truth. We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution. Going forward the nation needs it, the nation needs a strong Republican Party. The nation needs a party that is based upon on fundamental principals of conservatism. I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that is how this party goes forward and I plan to lead the fight to do that.... I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution and I think it's very important that we make sure, whomever we elect, it is someone who will be faithful to the Constitution." read more

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, according to an account from The Washington Post. read more

Dozens of Republicans are planning to call for reforms amid escalating divisions within their party and are threatening to form a separate group if GOP members do not break away from former President Trump. read more

In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. [read the article to see the entire new guidance] read more

For some Americans, history isn't the story of what actually happened; it's the story they want to believe. read more

A group of high-profile scientists published a letter calling for renewed investigation into the origins of COVID-19 -- including the theory that it spilled out of a virology lab. read more

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt was kicked off a commission established to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre on Friday, just one week after he signed a bill banning racism in public schools. read more


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