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

Authorities are searching for the parents of a teenager accused of killing four people in a Michigan high school shooting earlier this week, the sheriff's office confirmed Friday. read more

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said she ended a call with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) after she says Boebert "doubled down on her rhetoric." ... "Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments," she added. "She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call. I believe in engaging with those we disagree with respectfully, but not when that disagreement is rooted in outright bigotry and hate." read more

Three people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said. The suspected shooter, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody, Oakland County undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a press conference. A handgun was also located, he said. The three people killed are all believed to be students, the undersheriff said. Their identities have not been released. read more

The future of abortion rights will face its most consequential test in nearly 30 years when the Supreme Court convenes Wednesday to hear a high-stakes showdown that takes aim at nearly five decades of precedent. read more

Trump, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton all flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet, the paedo's former pilot told the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. read more

Alec Baldwin says he "didn't pull the trigger" of the gun that fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film, Rust. read more

Mask mandates saved lives and prevented COVID-19 infections in Missouri's biggest cities during the worst part of the delta variant wave, an analysis by the state Department of Health and Senior Services shows. But the analysis, conducted at the request of Gov. Mike Parson's office in early November, was never made public ... read more

In Michigan, local GOP leaders have sought to reshape election canvassing boards by appointing members who expressed sympathy for former president Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 vote was rigged. read more

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.

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday indicated she might not be inclined to protect a woman's right to an abortion, suggesting it wasn't necessary thanks to the option to give a child up for adoption. read more


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