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Julius Young

'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson gives update on 'household' after dog bite scare, new addition to family

On Thursday, Willie Robertson provided an update to Fox News on his mom Kay's health after she was bitten by the family dog, and his daughter Sadie, who gave birth to her first child in May.


Nate Day

Dusty Hill: A look back at the ZZ Top bassist's life

ZZ Top bassist Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill left a lasting impression on rock and roll not just because of his long, iconic beard, but also because of his musical talent.


Emma Colton

Houston cops ID suspect in teenaged Astros fan's road-rage death

Houston police identified the suspect in a road rage shooting incident that left a teenager dead more than three weeks ago after a Houston Astros game.


Peter Aitken

Two American travelers to Canada fined $25,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each - around $25,000 USD - for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents. 


Two NYC teens injured in shooting at Sweet 16 party: cops

Two teenage boys were shot after a large fight broke out at a Sweet 16 party on Staten Island late Friday,


Andrea Laurent-Simpson

Andrea Laurent-Simpson: 'Dog Mom' and more – we're living in multispecies families now. Here's what it means

The evidence of new families – multispecies families – blended with people and pets arrived long before we considered what to call them. 


Melissa Roberto

All of the things Meghan Markle's relatives have said since her and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview

Meghan Markle's estranged family members have had a lot to say about her actions since her and Prince Harry's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in March.


Audrey Conklin

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order making masks optional in schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed an executive order making mask-wearing optional in the state's public schools.


Emma Colton

NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams says America is not a 'socialist' country: 'let's be clear on that'

New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams criticized the far-left during an appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, saying America “is not a socialist country.”


Leah Nylen

FTC’s economics witness out, in new blow to court fight with Facebook

The lead economics expert in the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Facebook has parted ways with the agency, two individuals familiar with the case said — adding yet another impediment to the regulator’s largest court fight.

The FTC is now looking for a new expert, just three weeks before the agency must decide whether to file the new version of the Facebook lawsuit after a D.C.-based judge threw it out last month.

The expert, University of California-Berkeley economist...


Kellie Mejdrich and Brian Faler

Cryptocurrency industry fears big tax hit in infrastructure bill

Buried in the still-unreleased bipartisan infrastructure package is a sweeping crackdown on cryptocurrency transactions that could generate significant tax revenue for the government and major anxiety in a financial technology industry that thrived during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmakers want people facilitating trades in Bitcoin and other digital assets to be subject to reporting rules similar to those governing the sale of stocks and other securities: Brokers would be required to report...


Joshua Douglas

Opinion | If Kids Ran Our Elections

At first, I was simply terrified to visit the class. In my day job, I’m an election law professor, but for an hour last year I was an elementary school teacher. That seemed much harder.

My fourth grade daughter had told her teacher that our family dinner conversations often revolved around the contentious 2020 election. So, the teacher sent me an invitation: Would I come discuss constitutional law and voting rights with a group of 9- and 10-year-olds?

Normally, I teach these topics to law...


Dan Goldberg and Erin Banco

Stricken states face Covid confusion after new mask guidance

A summer of freedom from lockdowns and face coverings is being punctuated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warnings to wear masks again. And officials in some states hardest hit by the Delta variant can already predict the public’s response.

Health experts and local leaders in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington state told POLITICO they expect the latest warnings and recommendations will be brushed off by a crisis-weary public that’s been whipsawed for a...


Katy O'Donnell

'Down the drain’: Millions face eviction after Biden lets protections expire

As the clock runs out on a nationwide eviction ban for what’s expected to be the final time, millions of tenants are staring at the prospect of losing their homes as they wait for emergency rental aid that the government has failed to deliver.

The federal eviction moratorium in place since September is set to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration refused to extend it and Democrats in Congress couldn't muster the votes to intervene. Now lawmakers and activists fear an...


Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine

McConnell stirs GOP intrigue with support for Biden’s infrastructure bill

Moments before the Senate took a pivotal vote on its bipartisan infrastructure deal, negotiators zeroed in on the most important undecided member: Mitch McConnell.

The Senate minority leader stayed quiet for weeks but finally tipped his hand on Wednesday afternoon on the floor to a bipartisan group of colleagues, according to senators and aides. He told them he would support moving ahead on the bill, provided that the legislation coming to a final vote was their agreement — not something...


Brie Stimson

Boston trains collide, leaving at least 25 hurt, authorities say

A collision between two Boston passenger trains Friday evening left at least 25 people with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. 


Lindsay Kornick

Cheney and Kinzinger: The latest turncoat Republicans the media suddenly loves

The press find a new found respect for formerly despised Republicans like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger who defy party lines.


Conrad Black

Black, Bennett, Hanson: Biden, China and Taiwan – how will president respond if ally is attacked?

As China steadily raises the pressure on Taiwan, curiosity intensifies about the likely U.S. reaction in the event of an outright military invasion of Taiwan by the People's Republic.


Paulina Dedaj

Caeleb Dressel wins gold for Team USA with new world record; Katie Ledecky earns three-peat in 800M freestyle

Team USA has topped the leaderboards in swimming events at Tokyo this year after Americans Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky took home two more gold medals on Day 8 of the Olympics.


Tyler Olson

Family farm banned from city farmers market over refusal to host gay weddings awaits ruling in legal battle

Following a bench trial this week a federal court in Michigan is set to rule in the case of a farm that was banned from a city-run market in East Lansing over its owners' refusal to allow same-sex couples to hold weddings on their property.

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