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Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor

Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor

First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday afternoon made a trip to Columbia, South Carolina, which had not been announced publicly ahead of time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church. The attendance of the first lady was spurred by her relationship with Robin…MORE

Ex-Intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Ex-Intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, the man behind the “Steele Dossier” that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier in his first on-camera interview since it was revealed in 2017. In a clip from an upcoming ABC News documentary released Sunday, Steele said…MORE

Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi
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Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi

With less than a minute to go in the Mississippi Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers game Saturday night, fans threw trash onto the field following a defensive stop by the Rebels at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Water bottles, pizza boxes, and beer cans littered the field, and a thrown golf ball hit Rebels coach Lane…MORE

Alex Murdaugh coordinated with former housekeeper’s family to sue himself for insurance money and then took $3 million, affidavits say
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Alex Murdaugh coordinated with former housekeeper’s family to sue himself for insurance money and then took $3 million, affidavits say

Newly released documents allege that Alex Murdaugh, a once-prominent South Carolina attorney now embroiled in scandals including alleged life insurance fraud, coordinated with his former housekeeper’s family to sue himself for insurance money that he then pocketed for himself, according to a pair of affidavits released Saturday. Murdaugh was arrested Thursday in Florida on suspicion…MORE

Oil politics animate California congressional race
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Oil politics animate California congressional race

The damage from the recent California oil spill has so far been less disastrous than initially feared, but it has thrust the issue of offshore oil drilling on the West Coast into some of the most hotly contested US House races in the country. The spill created a plume that threatened beaches and wetlands all…MORE

‘More reporting:’ How journalists should cover threats to democracy
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‘More reporting:’ How journalists should cover threats to democracy

The media treats some aspects of the first amendment — such as press freedom — as sacred. But when it comes to other crucial protections, including free and fair elections and other basic tenets of democracy, there tends to be a “sliding scale.” On “Reliable Sources” Sunday, CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter discussed the…MORE

Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy
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Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy

Comedian Jon Stewart reflected on the state of American politics on Sunday, warning that although the country’s democratic system is under threat, Americans “still have time” to preserve it. “It’s bracing sometimes to hear the reality of people’s lives in other countries as — it’s not to say that warning signs don’t exist or bells…MORE

Bari Weiss’ next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as ‘the newspaper for the 21st century’
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Bari Weiss’ next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as ‘the newspaper for the 21st century’

Bari Weiss says her publication on Substack, Common Sense, is meant to be “the newspaper for the 21st century, ultimately. I’m starting it out as the op-ed page that I want to read.” One year after quitting The New York Times, Weiss has not drifted off into obscurity, as detractors hoped she would. Quite the…MORE

Americans among more than 350 passengers who departed Kabul on evacuation flight Sunday
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Americans among more than 350 passengers who departed Kabul on evacuation flight Sunday

One of the largest evacuation flights departed Kabul on Sunday with an unknown number of Americans on board and is on its way to Doha, a senior Qatari government official tells CNN. The ninth evacuation flight from Afghanistan since August 31 is carrying 353 evacuees, including faculty, staff, and students from the American University of…MORE

‘Halloween Kills’ slays at the box office

‘Halloween Kills’ slays at the box office

Michael Myers made a killing at the box office, even though he was also streaming. Universal Pictures’ “Halloween Kills” — the latest installment in the long running franchise — brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film to make…MORE

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