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CNN fires Chris Cuomo

New York (CNN) CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been "terminated" by the network, "effective immediately." The announcement came after an outside law firm was retained to review information about exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the then-governor was accused of sexual harassment. CNN said in a statement: "Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to li ...

Omaha Steve

Trump media partner says it has lined up $1B in capital

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump’s new social media company and its special purpose acquisition company partner say the partner has agreements for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors. The former president launched his new company, Trump Media & Technology Group, in October. He unveiled plans for a new messaging app called “Truth Social” to rival Twitter and the other social media platforms that banned him following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. TMTG’s plan ...

Omaha Steve

In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

By NICOLE WINFIELD and DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good. Arriving in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, Francis used a speech to Greek political and cultural leaders to warn Europe at large about the threats facing the continent. He said only robust multilateralism can address the pressing issues of the da ...

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Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

MOSCOW -- Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the White House and Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Biden will press U.S. concerns about Russian military activities on the border and “reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said ...

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Court mulls: Was Trump's reply to rape claim part of job?

By JENNIFER PELTZ 57 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals judges asked Friday whether a U.S. president’s every remark is part of the job as they weighed whether former President Donald Trump can be held liable in a defamation case that concerns his response to a rape allegation. Trump and the Justice Department say he was acting in his official capacity when he spoke to the media about writer E. Jean Carroll’s accusation, so they want to swap the U.S. government in for Trump himself a ...

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Lawyer who hatched a plan to throw the 2020 election to Trump pleads the 5th in Congress' Capitol

A lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk who advised former President Donald Trump will invoke his 5th Amendment rights in response to a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot. John Eastman's lawyer, Charles Burnham, sent a letter to committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson on December 1 saying, "Dr. Eastman hereby asserts his Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against himself in response to your subpoena." -snip- "Members of this ...

George II

Parents Of Michigan Shooter Have Gone Missing After Charges Filed

The parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect have reportedly gone missing after being charged in relation to the incident, CNN reports. Local authorities confirmed they are searching for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, hours after they were each announced to face four counts of homicide involuntary manslaughter on Friday (December 3). The parents were scheduled for an arraignment at 4:00 p.m. ET. On Thursday (December ...

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Suspect's parents did not flee and are returning soon, their attorneys say

Two attorneys working with Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect, say the couple left town on the night of the shooting “for their own safety” and are not fleeing. . . . "On Thursday night we contacted the Oakland County prosecutor to discuss this matter and to advise her that James and Jennifer Crumbley would be turning themselves in to be arraigned. Instead of communicating with us, the prosecutor held a press conference to announce charges,&q ...

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Congress passes stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown despite GOP revolt on vaccine requirements

(Washington Post) House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill to fund the federal government into early next year, narrowly averting a shutdown after some Republicans sought to seize on the imminent fiscal deadline to fight President Biden over his vaccine policies. The two successful evening votes spelled an end to a brief yet tense period that would have brought Washington to a halt come Saturday morning, a development that Democrats had described as irresponsible and dangerous in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

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Trump should 'just shut up,' a Republican who's the longest-serving member of Congress says

(Business Insider) A Republican who's the longest-serving member of Congress had a blunt message for former President Donald Trump. "Just shut up — that's all he has to do." Don Young was among the 13 House Republicans who cast a vote for President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, which passed the House last month. That same group faced a barrage of attacks from Trump and vicious backlash from voters and far-right lawmakers such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. She denounced them as "traitors."

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