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Biden mocked gun-rights advocates who say they need assault weapons to fight the government: 'You need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons'

President Joe Biden. Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP via Getty Images
Biden joked about people who say they must have guns to "take over government".
He said people would need "F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons" to do that.
In the speech, Biden outlined his administration's ...

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Will We Ever Hold Chris Brown Accountable?

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Despite what Chris Brown, his frequent contributors, and his army of online supporters have told us endlessly over the years, it seems the pesky R&B singer hasn't learned his lesson after all.
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Brown is under investigation for battery after a woman ...

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Prince of Wales gave Duke and Duchess of Sussex a ‘substantial sum’ to start new life

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When the Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that his family had "literally" cut him off financially, sources close to the Prince of Wales couldn't hide their surprise.
The bank statements, they said, told a different story.
It has now been found that the Prince...

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How Andrew Yang Broke All the Rules, and Fell On His Face

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Usually you have to win to leave a legacy. But the rules never applied to Andrew Yang.
Yang's cannonball barrel for the New York City Mayor flew fast and high before crashing to an earthly fourth place on Tuesday. As Yang prepares for his next shiny object, we sh...

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Busy Philipps on Seth Rogen’s Split From James Franco

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One of the many joys contained in producer Tina Fey's hilarious new show Girls5eva is her meticulous dedication to recreating the very specific time of the turn of the millennium when the fictional girl group at the center of the show got th...

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Here’s Why a Former Cop and Republican Won Big in AOC’s District

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"Social media does not select a candidate," said NYC Mayor leader Eric Adams on Tuesday night during a victory speech that sounded beyond the name. "People in social security choose a candidate."
Adams doesn't lie. The poorest black and brown boroughs of New York came ...

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Part of a Miami condo just one block from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's pad collapsed early Thursday morning

A section of Champlain Towers South, a Miami Beach condo one block from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who rent a house, crumbled in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
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A condo one block south of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Miami home collapsed in the early hours of Thursday morning.
A ...

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Italian journalist reporting on missing toddler finds the boy

A helicopter flies over an Italian forest. Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty Images
A missing Italian toddler was not found by any of the 1,000 police officers, mountain rescuers, firefighters and volunteers who were looking for him - he was discovered by a journalist who was supposed to cover the...

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Trump questioned if Kushner accomplished peace in the Middle East 'after all' amid recent Israel-Hamas violence, report says

President Donald Trump's Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner pauses as he speaks to a member of the audience as he leads a press conference with President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House on Thursday, Jan. 2017, in Washington.
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Read the full text of Britney Spears' bombshell testimony at her conservatorship hearing

#FreeBritney activists protest at Los Angeles Grand Park during a conservatoire hearing for Britney Spears on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury / Getty Images
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On Wednesday, Britney Spears spoke to LA judge Brenda Penny for 24 minutes, moving to terminate her conservatory.
S...

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Tim Cook, Jamie Dimon, and other CEOs say employees should return to the office because it boosts creativity. Experts say that's a 'fairy tale.'

A 2019 study found that open plan offices had 70% fewer face-to-face interactions. Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
Business leaders like Jamie Dimon say that office work is essential for "spontaneous idea generation".
But research doesn't support many of the claims about improved creativity...

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San Francisco to require COVID-19 vaccinations for city employees

SAN FRANCISCO - In an announcement on Wednesday evening, the city of San Francisco told its 37,000 employees that they would either need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs within 10 weeks of the Food and Drug Administration's final approval of a coronavirus vaccine .
This would ...

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Britney Spears Compares Her Father to a Sex Trafficker, Asks to End Conservatorship

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Britney Spears doesn't hold back. On Wednesday, the pop star testified in Los Angeles court about the conservatory, which has been ruling her life and finances since 2008. For a moment it seemed that the hearing might be delayed; Last year Zoombombers derailed a Spears hearing, and t...

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Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it. He's still being probed by the bureau.

Gaetz is still being investigated by the FBI. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be pulled and then deleted it after a minute.
A Gaetz spokesman told Vice that the congressman made a "joking tweet" and deleted it.
The FBI is currently...

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Malaysian casino giant Genting makes $4.3bn bet on Las Vegas

An exterior view shows that construction continues at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Malaysian casino operator Genting Group places a $ 4.3 billion (£ 3 billion) bet on Las Vegas as it opens a huge new resort in the US gambling capital today.
Resorts World Las Vegas is the most expensive resort ever de...

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John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell

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Globetrotter-turned software magnate John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison cell on Wednesday afternoon, just hours after a court approved his extradition to the United States for tax evasion. McAfee was 75 years old.
"Our legal team in Spain has confirmed that...

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Russia says it fired warning shots and dropped bombs to drive away a UK destroyer in the Black Sea

The Royal Navy's destroyer HMS Defender was reportedly in a stalemate with Russian forces in the Black Sea on Wednesday. Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images
Russia said its forces faced a British destroyer in the Black Sea on Wednesday.
To drive the ship away, a Russian ship is said to have fired war...

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To fix the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA may have to rely on a computer that hasn't turned on since 2009

The Hubble Space Telescope orbiting Earth shortly after NASA astronauts serviced the observatory in May 2009. NASA / ESA
NASA is still trying to diagnose a computer glitch on their precious Hubble space telescope.
After three failed attempts to fix Hubble, NASA narrowed it down to a computer proc...

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US leaders say China and Russia's military ties are 'phony,' but there still isn't much they can do about them

Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit meeting in the Chinese province of Fujian, September 4, 2017. REUTERS / Wu Hong / Pool
The growing Russia-China relationship and military cooperation have worried Western leaders.
These connections may not be as deep a...

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Carvalho: We don’t teach critical race theory, wearing masks and vaccinations are optional

About a dozen people blew up the Miami-Dade school district for teaching critical racial theory, requiring students to wear masks in the classroom for the coming school year, and forcing them to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The problem for these critics, according to Alberto Carvalho, superintenden...

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Britney Spears compared parts of her life under the conservatorship to 'sex trafficking' during her court appearance

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Britney Spears spoke outside an LA courtroom during a hearing about her conservatory on Wednesday.
She told of "traumatic" experiences, including involuntary admission to a rehab center.
"In California they call it the only comparable sex trafficking," ...

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Border Patrol chief who backed Trump's wall ousted

Rodney Scott with Donald Trump. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images
Border patrol chief Rodney Scott has been asked by the Biden administration to resign, The Associated Press reported, and he told agents Wednesday that he “will continue to work hard to support you over the next several weeks to kee...

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An ex-NRA president spoke at a fake high school graduation where the empty seats represented students killed by gun violence

David Keene, President of the NRA, waves to members after arriving for the National Rifle Association General Meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas
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A former NRA president was invited to speak at a fake high school graduation in Las Vegas.
The 3,044 empty chairs in the stadium symbolized h...

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7-Eleven owners are using surveillance cameras to prevent workers from stealing, months after some franchisees paid back $173 million over wage-theft accusations

7-Eleven and other convenience stores have used surveillance technology to prevent worker theft and shoplifting, but corporate theft of employee wages often goes unchecked.
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7-Eleven and other stores monitor employees around the clock to prevent theft and shoplifting.
However, some franchisee...

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Jesse Jackson and Bishop Barber arrested at filibuster protest calling out Sen. Manchin

Rev Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber were among a group of civil rights leaders arrested outside the Senate during a protest Wednesday calling for the filibuster to be abolished.
Driving news: The demonstration also called on the Senators to pass a comprehensive suffrage bill, which was bl...

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'Worst is yet to come': Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns

Millions of people around the world face a catastrophic future of hunger, drought and disease, according to a draft report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was leaked to the media this week.
"Climate change will fundamentally change life on earth in the comin...

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Girlfriend of suspect who shot Texas officer now also wanted for assault, police say

Police are still looking for the man who shot and killed a Rhome policeman at a traffic stop in Wise County on June 13.
Police said Royce Edward Wood, a suspect in a home invasion, shot and killed an officer after he was stopped while driving his motorcycle in New Fairview. Now authorities say Wo...

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Expert shares how we can protect children from coronavirus Delta variant

The delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first identified in India late last year and now accounts for about 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the US, is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming months - if not sooner, according to experts.
This is because it appears...

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Democrats aren't giving up on protecting voting rights, but their options are pretty limited

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Democratic leaders vowed to continue pushing for federal laws to protect and expand suffrage after Senate Republicans blocked the debate on Tuesday over the For the People Act, the comprehensive election package that Democrats have prioritized. "In the f...

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This man spent last year flushing hundreds of toilets. The new fear as the pandemic wanes: Legionnaires' disease

LAS VEGAS - Michael Hurtado spent the past year of the pandemic flushing toilets. Weekly. Hundreds of toilets. Thousands of times.
“We go through the entire property every week, flushing every toilet, running every hand basin, turning on every shower. You start at one end of the floor and when yo...

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