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

The United States has given so-called bunker buster' bombs and an array of other munitions to Israel for its war on Gaza, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. read more

Donald Trump has shared a post on his Truth Social website, calling for Capitol Police officers who "beat the hell out of innocent J6 [January 6] protesters" to face criminal charges. read more

Mark Joseph Stern: Do you think that securities fraud, consumer scams, environmental crimes, labor violations, and a ton of other misdeeds should be efficiently and consistently penalized? Then you are out of luck, because the Supreme Court is poised to strip much of that enforcement power from the federal government. read more

Congress at the urging of the Biden administration agreed in 2021 to spend $7.5 billion to build tens of thousands of electric vehicle chargers across the country, aiming to appease anxious drivers while tackling climate change. Two years later, the program has yet to install a single charger. read more

In 1950, while sitting down to lunch with colleagues at the Los Alamos Laboratory, famed physicist and nuclear scientist Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everybody?" read more

A suspect is dead after reports of an active shooter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. read more

Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama have been selected by the College Football Playoff committee to vie for the national championship. That means Florida State (No. 5) and Georgia (No. 6), two teams with compelling arguments for playoff inclusion, are instead on the outside looking in.

Donald Trump has long exhibited authoritarian impulses, but his policy operation is now more sophisticated, and the buffers to check him are weaker. read more

An Ohio resident is facing charges after she had a miscarriage -- the latest incident connected to a wider concern about the criminalization of pregnant women and postpartum women. read more

An unnamed IDF official cited by AP says that at least 15,000 Palestinians in Gaza have died since the outbreak of the war on October 7. The army says it estimates more than 5,000 of the Gaza deaths to be Hamas terrorists. AFP quotes an unnamed Israeli official: "I'm not saying it's not bad that we have a ratio of two to one," noting that the use of human shields was part of Hamas's "core strategy." read more


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