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Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in 'Rust' shooting

By AFP Published December 01, 2021 ?id=28144522&width=800&height=450 Alec Baldwin has said he did not pull the trigger of the gun he was holding that killed a cinematographer on the movie set of "Rust." In his first major interview since the tragedy in October, the US actor also said he has "no idea" how a live round had gotten onto the set of the low-budget Western in New Mexico. "The trigger wasn't pulled -- I didn't pull the trigger," he said in an excerpt of ...

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BREAKING: Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor in 2022

[div class"excerpt"]Stacey Abrams launched a campaign for Georgia governor on Wednesday with a pledge to fight for economic equality and expand healthcare access, setting up a potential rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in one of the nation's most competitive political battlegrounds. The Democrat announced her campaign with a video that highlighted her work in the state since her narrow 2018 defeat to Kemp, along with a message that "opportunity and success in Georgia sh ...

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Omicron variant found in California

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The CDC issued a statement that the California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health confirmed the case in a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22. "The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," the statement read. The varian ...

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Suspect charged in Michigan school shooting, 4th student dies

Updated 1 hour ago - ............... ........................ The latest: Ethan Crumbley will be charged as an adult. The charges were announced shortly after officials said a fourth person died as a result of the shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County, about 30 miles north of Detroit. Crumbley remains in custody. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said that investigators had not yet determined a motive for the shooting. "The person that's got the most insight and ...

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Facebook reveals broad takedown of global disinformation networks

Facebook on Wednesday said it took down disinformation networks tied to a broad swath of political actors and events around the world, including militant group Hamas, Chinese state groups, and the immigration crisis along the Belarus-Poland border. The company also removed accounts run by anti-vaccine groups that were using evolving tactics to attack doctors in Europe. Together, the cat-and-mouse game described in the company’s monthly threat report continues to demonstrate how social media is ...

applegrove

McCarthy Fails to Stop Intra-Party Feud

(Political Wire) “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried — without success — Tuesday night to end an ugly battle between two of his GOP freshmen,” Politico reports. “The California Republican implored Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC), in separate private meetings, to stop attacking one another after their back-and-forth online spat dragged on for hours earlier Tuesday.” CNN: “Emerging from her meeting, Greene told CNN that both she and former President Donald Trump would back a primary challenge to Mace in 2022.”

Zorro

Is McConnell going soft on the debt limit? There's a lesson here for Democrats

(Washington Post) Within the next few weeks, we could face a default on America’s debts, triggering an economic crisis with global implications. But whether that comes to pass is in the hands of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — and he seems to be hesitating on pushing us to the brink. “Let me assure everyone, the government will not default, as it never has,” McConnell said Tuesday. Republicans itching to force a fiscal catastrophe to blame on President Biden might say McConnell is going wobbly.

BeckyDem

There's No Bottle We Can Put This Back Into. Kevin McCarthy Sold It for Votes.

(Charles Pierce/Esquire) There is no single issue like slavery in our politics to prompt this kind of violence. Rather, there was a misbegotten, criminal presidency that brought to the surface all the monsters from the political id that the Republican Party nurtured over the pervious 40 years. And, frankly, there’s no bottle left into which we can stuff this dark djinn.

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Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger in 'Rust' shooting

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