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The Daily Beast

  • ABC/Fox News“Speaking of head injuries,” Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday night, pivoting from a story about a Canadian hockey brawl to the Senate runoff in Georgia, “polls are showing Herschel Walker in a dead heat with the incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock.”As the late-night host put it, Republicans are “pulling out all the stops” for Walker, noting […]
  • Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThis is the latest for our destination dining guide, Eat Sheet. For more on how we do these a bit differently, head here first.Mumbai has long been an entrepot, a cosmos stamped with the influences of communities from within India and around the world. Immigrants have seeped through the city, […]
  • Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos by Getty/RLJE FILMSFor fans of Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), the opening scenes of Taurus are frustrating. We already know we are about to see his portrayal of a rising star rapper struggling with addiction, women, and the never-ending conflation of the two. We are somewhat expecting the feel of […]
  • Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyYear after year, Lifetime continues to churn out around a bajillion Christmas movies every holiday season. With those festive flicks, the network nabs big names—this year, for example, its roster includes folks like Kelsey Grammer, Rita Moreno, and Mario Lopez. What does the channel do to attract so […]
  • Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesKimye is done and dusted, legally speaking. Kim Kardashian has settled with Kanye West nearly two years after first filing for divorce, and eight months after being declared single by a judge. The move, first reported Tuesday by TMZ, narrowly avoids a messy divorce trial, which had been set to begin […]

New York Times – World News

Political Wire

  • Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, revealed in a new interview that he donated “about the same amount of money” to both Democrats and Republicans, but that all […]
  • “Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller testified on Tuesday to a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, as part of the January 6, 2021, investigation, making him the first known witness […]
  • Donald Trump fired back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling him “a loser for our nation and for the Republican Party,” while telling Fox News that he did […]
  • “The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples,” the Washington Post reports. “The […]
  • The political news never stops, probably because the permanent campaign never ends. Here’s what you may have missed on Political Wire today… Join now to continue reading. Members get exclusive […]

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ProPublica

  • by Lisa Song ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. The Environmental Protection Agency has granted the state of Mississippi $500,000 to conduct air monitoring in Pascagoula, a year after ProPublica reported elevated cancer risks from industrial air pollution in […]
  • by Duaa Eldeib After Dr. Karen Gibbins’ son was stillborn in 2018, doctors could not explain why it happened. She underwent genetic testing, which came back normal, and an examination of her placenta, which her medical records show was “notable for the lack of evidence” of an infection or any abnormalities. But Gibbins didn’t give […]
  • by Lizzie Presser, photography by Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt for The New York Times ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced in a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine. It is not […]
  • by Ava Kofman ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story is exempt from our Creative Commons license until Feb. 3, 2023. Over the years, Marsha Farmer had learned what to look for. As she drove the back roads […]
  • by Mike Reicher and Lulu Ramadan, The Seattle Times This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The Seattle Times. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. For years, the complaints languished with Washington state education officials. A therapist emailed about a […]

Memeorandom

  • Maurice Mitchell / The Forge: Building Resilient Organizations  —  Share Created with Sketch.  Created with Sketch.  Created with Sketch.  —  Video  —  Maurice Mitchell talks with Cyndi Suarez of Nonprofit Quarterly about the inspiration behind the article.  —  Executives in professional social justice institutions …
  • Financial Times: Alibaba founder Jack Ma living in Tokyo since China's tech crackdown  —  Billionaire has spent almost six months in Japan after largely disappearing from public view  —  Jack Ma, the Alibaba founder and once the richest business leader in China, has been living in central Tokyo for almost six months …
  • Reuters: U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections  —  The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Wednesday to block a rail strike that could potentially happen as early as Dec. 9, after President Joe Biden warned of dire economic consequences and massive job losses.
  • Mike Wendling / BBC: Oath Keepers: 'How I escaped my father's militia'  —  The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years plotting to help his family escape from his father's control.  Now that the elder Rhodes faces decades in prison, the rest of the family is rebuilding their lives.  —  The time had come.
  • Bloomberg: US Is Weighing a Terrorism Label for Russia's Wagner Group Mercenaries  —  The Biden administration is weighing whether to label Russia's Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of efforts to handicap the privately owned military company's involvement …

The Hill

  • Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were sentenced to working 500 hours at a voter registration drive on Tuesday for sending out thousands of robocalls with false information in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. The Cleveland-area state court also sentenced them to two years probation and six months of electronic monitoring from…
  • Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) applauded the convictions of several members of the far-right Oath Keepers group on Tuesday for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “Today’s convictions are a victory for the rule of law and reinforce the fact that the violence of January 6th included…
  • Recently Dwayne Johnson visited his childhood 7-Eleven store to pay back what he took years ago. 
  • Lawmakers held a moment of silence in the lower chamber on Tuesday to honor the late Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), who died on Monday night after a long battle with cancer. House members stood on the floor between votes for roughly 40 seconds to honor McEachin, who had served in the lower chamber for nearly…
  • Twelve Senate Republicans on Tuesday supported final approval of a bill securing federal protections for same-sex marriage, allowing it to surpass the 60-vote threshold needed for passage. The Republicans in the upper chamber who backed the bill were Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Roy…

The Guardian

Al Jazeera

News & Guts (retired & replaced by “Steady”)

  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared at her last briefing on Friday before departing the White House for MSNBC. From watching them over the years we can’t imagine a more thankless job, regardless of administration. Psaki has generally been praised for her efforts, although that could be because at least she made an appearance. […]
  • Russia pulling back again? The New York Times reports western and Ukrainian officials say the Russian military has been losing ground around Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv. Officials say the Kremlin will probably redirect troops to the southeast, where it is said to be bolstering its forces in Izium, a city it captured last month. […]
  • Five GOP Representatives who have previously declined to cooperate with the January 6 Committee investigating the attempted coup have now been subpoenaed. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy is one of the five. The committee’s leaders had been reluctant to issue subpoenas to their fellow lawmakers. That is an extraordinarily rare step for most congressional committees […]
  • The Trump International Hotel in Washington is no more. The Trump Organization reached a $375 million agreement to sell the lease of the D.C. property to a Miami investor group. And in the dead of night, workers began removing all signage that said “Trump.” The hotel became the center of controversy from the beginning of […]
  • As expected, the bill put forward by Democrats to codify the right to an abortion into federal law failed to win enough votes in the Senate. The final tally was 49-51, with Sen. Joe Manchin joining all Republicans in voting against it. The legislation would have needed 60 votes to be filibuster proof. The Washington […]

Steady by Dan Rather

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