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  • Joe Biden Announces He is Running for President in 2020

    After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning. In his campaign announcement video, Biden rebuked the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 and President Donald Trump’s handling of the aftermath. “He said there were quote some very fine people […]

  • Body of Missing Illinois Boy Found in Shallow Grave; Parents Charged with Murder

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois  —  The body of a 5-year-old boy reported as missing last week was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave on Wednesday, and his parents have been charged with murder, police said. Crystal Lake Police Chief Jim Black said police interviewed the parents of Andrew “AJ” Freund overnight after information was obtained through forensic analysis of their cell phone data. The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, then provided information that ultimately led to the […]

  • Steve King Says He Relates to What Christ ‘went through for us’ After Controversies

    Rep. Steve King said Tuesday he can relate to the suffering of Jesus Christ, seemingly equating his recent controversies to what Christ “went through for us.” “For all that I’ve been through — and it seems even strange for me to say it — but I am at a certain peace, and it is because of a lot of prayers for me,” King said at a town hall in Cherokee, Iowa. “And, when I have to step down to the […]

  • Walgreens Raises Minimum Tobacco Sales Age to 21 After FDA Pressure

    Walgreens stores will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting September 1, the Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Tuesday. Boots is the UK division of the company. The legal age to buy tobacco in both countries is currently 18, but efforts to raise the limit to 21 are underway. In the UK, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health recently called for a change in the legal age limit to achieve a “smoke-free generation.” In early […]

  • Rep. Seth Moulton Announces 2020 Presidential Run

    Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, launching a longshot bid Monday that would make the 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran the youngest president in American history. “I am here to tell you and to tell America that I am running for President of the United States,” Moulton said in an interview Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” “And I am running because I am a patriot, because I believe in this country and because […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Releases Sweeping Student Debt Cancellation and Free College Plan

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed eliminating the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans and making all public colleges tuition-free, staking out an ambitious stance on one of the central policy debates of the 2020 Democratic primary. Student debt and college affordability have become a key dividing line in the Democratic race, between more progressive candidates who favor sweeping new tuition and student-loan benefits and others who support more incremental adjustments to the way Americans pay for […]

  • Iowa Social Media Influencer Plotted to Take Internet Domain at Gunpoint. It Didn’t End Well

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The plan was like a bad movie script — complete with an attacker in a puzzling outfit and a backup weapon. The intruder entered a victim’s home in Iowa carrying a cell phone, a stolen gun and a Taser. On his head was pantyhose and a hat, along with dark sunglasses to mask his eyes, court documents show. But things did not go as planned. Now, Rossi Lorathio Adams II could face two decades in prison. […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ has Used 12,137 Hairpieces and 4,000 Gallons of Fake Blood

    How big of a global juggernaut is “Game of Thrones?” As the show rolls through its climactic season, here are some numbers from HBO that illustrate its massive production scale — and staggering growth.   US viewership (in millions) It’s hard to imagine now, but it took a while for the series to grow into the cultural phenomenon it’s become. Some people initially dismissed it as another swords-and-sorcery fantasy series before mainstream viewers began to recognize its broader appeal. Season One (2011) […]

  • Bombs Tear Through Sri Lankan Churches and Hotels, Killing More Than 200 People

    SRI LANKA — The calm of Easter Sunday was shattered by gruesome bombings that killed at least 207 people in Sri Lankan churches and hotels. It’s not clear who’s behind the eight explosions that forced the entire country of 21 million people to go on lockdown. But “these are certainly acts of terror,” said Manisha Gunasekera, high commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK. “This is an attack against the whole of Sri Lanka because Sri Lanka is (a) multi-ethnic, […]

  • Airlines Will Raise Fares This Summer. Here’s Why

    Airfares are almost certain to go up this summer. Troubles with the Boeing 737 Max are part of the reason. The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jet took 371 planes out of service worldwide for an indefinite period of time. Boeing also halted deliveries of new jets that could have been in service by the time the peak summer season arrived. Discount European carrier Ryanair had been awaiting its first 737 Max when deliveries were halted. Among 737 Max’s largest customers are discount airlines, […]

  • 5-Year-Old Boy Thrown off Mall of America Balcony Showing ‘Real Signs of Recovery’

    MINNESOTA — The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is showing “real signs of recovery,” according to a post on behalf of the family. “Our miracle child Landen is showing real signs or recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead. Our faith in God, and our Savior Jesus, is strong and we are gaining more reason for optimism day by day. We continue our […]

  • How James Holzhauer is Gaming the Board and Breaking Records on ‘Jeopardy!’

      If you’ve been watching “Jeopardy!” lately, you’re probably familiar with James Holzhauer, the Las Vegas resident and professional sports better currently smashing records on the nightly game show. During his 11-day run so far, he has broken the single-day winnings record a total of four times, his biggest haul coming in at $131,127. For context, prior to Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!” debut, the single-day winnings record was held by Roger Craig, who only managed to rack up $77,000. So, how does […]

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