Why Trump's insistent dominance of the Republican Party could be a real 'gift' to Biden

6:20 a.m.

Late night hosts list things more dangerous than Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, including COVID-19

5:27 a.m.

IRS chief estimates $1 trillion in federal taxes go uncollected each year

3:20 a.m.

Fraternity brothers surprise beloved cook by paying off her mortgage

2:03 a.m.

The girl at the center of the Matt Gaetz investigation also reportedly went on his scrutinized Bahamas trip

1:56 a.m.

Watchdog report: Capitol Police knew about potential for violence on Jan. 6, but held back

12:43 a.m.

Biden to address joint session of Congress on 99th day in office

April 13, 2021

Protests over killing of Daunte Wright continue for 3rd night in Minnesota

April 13, 2021

Former classmate arrested in 1996 disappearance of college student Kristin Smart

April 13, 2021

Report: Gaetz associate has been cooperating with federal investigators since last year

April 13, 2021

Defense expert says Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd to the ground

April 13, 2021

John Boehner gets some free book promotion from his rival Ted Cruz

April 13, 2021

There's a movement to absorb parts of Oregon into Idaho — and Idaho lawmakers are listening

April 13, 2021

Justin Bieber admits his first year of marriage was 'really tough'

April 13, 2021

Meghan Markle reportedly goes on maternity leave next month

April 13, 2021

New poll shows Americans like Nevada more than California

April 13, 2021

Biden faces GOP backlash after reports of Afghanistan decision

April 13, 2021

Fauci calls Johnson & Johnson pause a 'very strong argument' for the safety of COVID-19 vaccines

April 13, 2021
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"Valorizing and funding the police could be part of a larger strategy for both crime reduction and criminal justice reform."
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Republicans' fake crusade
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Clarence Thomas and the social media enigma
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"The Republican Party in 2021 is an organization that has lost any sense of what politics is for."
The tyranny of the backbencher
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Solving COVID
Trump

Why Trump's insistent dominance of the Republican Party could be a real 'gift' to Biden

6:20 a.m.
Jimmy Kimmel on J&J vaccine

Late night hosts list things more dangerous than Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, including COVID-19

5:27 a.m.
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig

IRS chief estimates $1 trillion in federal taxes go uncollected each year

3:20 a.m.
Jessie Hamilton and several Fiji brothers.

Fraternity brothers surprise beloved cook by paying off her mortgage

2:03 a.m.
Matt Gaetz

The girl at the center of the Matt Gaetz investigation also reportedly went on his scrutinized Bahamas trip

1:56 a.m.
A pro-Trump mob clashes with police at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Watchdog report: Capitol Police knew about potential for violence on Jan. 6, but held back

12:43 a.m.
Biden at Obama State of the Union address

Biden to address joint session of Congress on 99th day in office

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Protesters demonstrate against the death of Daunte Wright.

Protests over killing of Daunte Wright continue for 3rd night in Minnesota

April 13, 2021
Kristin Smart.

Former classmate arrested in 1996 disappearance of college student Kristin Smart

April 13, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz.

Report: Gaetz associate has been cooperating with federal investigators since last year

April 13, 2021
Barry Brodd.

Defense expert says Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd to the ground

April 13, 2021
Ted Cruz.

John Boehner gets some free book promotion from his rival Ted Cruz

April 13, 2021
Idaho state flag.

There's a movement to absorb parts of Oregon into Idaho — and Idaho lawmakers are listening

April 13, 2021
biebs

Justin Bieber admits his first year of marriage was 'really tough'

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Meghan with her first child, Archie.

Meghan Markle reportedly goes on maternity leave next month

April 13, 2021
Las Vegas Boulevard

New poll shows Americans like Nevada more than California

April 13, 2021
Lindsey Graham.

Biden faces GOP backlash after reports of Afghanistan decision

April 13, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci calls Johnson & Johnson pause a 'very strong argument' for the safety of COVID-19 vaccines

April 13, 2021
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