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GOP Senators Roll for Biden Nominations - American Greatness

GOP Senators Roll for Biden Nominations - American Greatness

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Mar 22
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Rapper in town for NBA All-Star game killed in overnight shootings along metro interstates

Rapper in town for NBA All-Star game killed in overnight shootings along metro interstates

By: GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Two men were shot, one killed, in two separate incidents on metro Atlanta interstates overnight. This is the 6th time similar incidents have happened so far this year. Police told Channel 2′s Tom Jones that they’re getting concerned over the string of interstate shootings and fear innocent drivers could be caught in the crossfire as well. “It’s been a crazy night,” is the way Cpl. Collin Flynn with the Gwinnett County Police Department described the night that ended with one man dead and another shot in the head. It was around 3 a.m. Friday when Gwinnett County...

Mar 5
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Atlanta mayor urges people not to travel to town for NBA All-Star Game

Atlanta mayor urges people not to travel to town for NBA All-Star Game

By: ATLANTA — The NBA All-Star Game is coming to Atlanta next month. Ahead of the game, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is asking people not to flock to the city to prevent the weekend event from becoming a super spreader event. The mayor is also strongly encouraging promoters, clubs and bars not to host events related to the game. “Under normal year, I’d be really excited at the opportunity to host an All Star Game. But it is a concern for us,” she said. [DOWNLOAD: ] However, some in the hospitality industry see this as an opportunity to make up for lost revenue caused by the pandemic. Damien...

Feb 17
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Metro coroner says county setting her up to fail after allegations she refused to move bodies

Metro coroner says county setting her up to fail after allegations she refused to move bodies

Metro coroner says county setting her up to fail after allegations she refused to move bodies By: NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A local coroner with just a few weeks in office is now fighting to save her job. Newton County officials say Dorethea Bailey-Butts refused to transport bodies and even disrespected grieving families. The county said Bailey-Butts has asked a hotel worker to help her with a body and even told firefighters it’s not her job to remove a body. Bailey-Butts told Channel 2′s Tom Jones that the allegations are not true. She said she hasn’t had any training and the county manager,...

Feb 8
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How the media’s reporting on Marjorie Taylor Greene is exposing the disturbing views of an American lawmaker - Poynter

How the media’s reporting on Marjorie Taylor Greene is exposing the disturbing views of an American lawmaker - Poynter

Marjorie Taylor Greene — the Republican representative from Georgia who has embraced wild conspiracy theories, sympathized with QAnon, and has expressed xenophobic, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic sentiments — is all over the news at the moment.Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, of Greene harassing a student who survived the Parkland shooting. It’s believed the video is from 2019. Parkland survivors have called for Greene to be removed from Congress because of Facebook comments she made supporting a conspiracy theory about Parkland....

January 28, 2021
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Veteran Unlawfully Held in State Hospital for More Than 2 Decades. Are There More Like Him?

Veteran Unlawfully Held in State Hospital for More Than 2 Decades. Are There More Like Him?

When Mark first glimpsed his brother, Alan Alter, being escorted by Sheriff’s Deputies out the back door of the San Diego County Jail, he let out a laugh of stunned relief. It was Jan. 7, 2021, and the first time he had seen or even talked to his brother in decades. For nearly 24 years, Alan Alter, a 71-year-old veteran of the Vietnam War had been unlawfully committed to a California state hospital, according to his attorney. The commitment, NBC 7 found, was the result of a sequence of trickle-down oversights starting at the top, with the state of California’s Department of Corrections and...

January 21, 2021
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Why does President Trump react so strongly when challenged by female reporters? - Poynter

Why does President Trump react so strongly when challenged by female reporters? - Poynter

Category:This piece originally appeared in The Poynter Report, our daily newsletter for everyone who cares about the media. Subscribe to The Poynter Report .President Donald Trump abruptly ended a news conference Saturday when after Trump, as he has done more than 150 times, bragged about passing the Veterans Choice health program when, in fact, Barack Obama signed it into law in 2014.Reid asked Trump, “Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?”Trump tried calling on another reporter, but Reid continued to challenge the president by saying, “You said that you passed Veterans...

August 10, 2020
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Chris Wallace masterfully turned in what might have been the best TV interview ever with President Donald Trump - Poynter

Chris Wallace masterfully turned in what might have been the best TV interview ever with President Donald Trump - Poynter

Category:The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click .Late last week, Fox News teased by running a brief clip — a testy exchange between the president and Wallace.In the clip, Trump said that his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, wants to defund the police. Wallace interrupted, “Sir, he does not.”Trump pointed to the unity platform that Biden signed with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Wallace quickly — and correctly — pointed out that it “says nothing about defunding the police.”Then Trump halted the interview after saying, “Oh really? It...

July 20, 2020
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Chris Wallace leaves Fox News for CNN+

Chris Wallace leaves Fox News for CNN+

In a stunning announcement Sunday morning, veteran Fox News journalist Chris Wallace announced he is leaving Fox News and will join CNN+ — the CNN streaming service that will launch in 2022. Wallace first announced he is leaving Fox News during his “Fox News Sunday” show. He told viewers, “After 18 years — this is my final ‘Fox News Sunday.’ It is the last time, and I say this with real sadness, we will meet like this.” He said his time at Fox News was a “great ride,” and said his bosses there never stopped him from booking any guest he wanted or asking any questions he wanted. However, he...

Dec 12
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