Alaska Midterm Races: Sarah Palin Loses Another House Bid And Sen. Murkowski Defeats Trump-Backed Challenger

ToplineRep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) defeated former governor and close Trump ally Sarah Palin in a race for Alaska’s sole House seat, according to state election officials, while Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) fended off a challenge from Trump-endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka. Key…

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Announces Bid For House Democratic Leader

ToplineRep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the 52-year-old five-term House Democrat, announced his bid for House minority leader Friday morning, replacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi after the longtime Democratic leader’s decision Thursday to step away from her leadership role. Key Facts Jeffries, who won…

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Exercise Could Reduce Risk Of Death Among Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

ToplineEven a moderate level of physical activity can reduce the risk of death among women diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers found in a new study, adding to a well-documented connection between exercise and reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Key Facts…

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At Least 22 Los Angeles Police Cadets On Morning Run Struck By Vehicle—Driver Detained

ToplineAt least 22 cadets with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were injured when a driver plowed into a large group of cadets on a morning run Wednesday morning, according to local authorities, while the cause of the crash is under…

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‘Purposefully Cruel’: Philadelphia Mayor Slams Texas Gov. Abbott As First Bus Of Migrants Arrives

ToplineA bus of migrants arrived with less than one day’s notice in Philadelphia early Wednesday morning as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) controversial program to ship migrants from the southern border to northern Democrat-led cities, as local officials in…

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Climate Activists Throw Black ‘Oil’ At Gustav Klimt’s ‘Death And Life’—Here Are All The Recent Protests Targeting Museums

ToplineAustrian climate activists poured a dark, oily liquid all over the “Death and Life” painting by famed artist Gustav Klimt Monday morning at a Vienna museum, the latest a series of vandalism that activists hope will bring attention to climate change—although…

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‘Screams Came From Everywhere’—Wisconsin Christmas Parade Massacre Victims Confront Darrell Brooks In Sentencing Trial

ToplineVictims who were injured and had friends and family members die when Darrell Brooks drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last November, addressed him for the first time in a sentencing trial Tuesday morning, as he faces…

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Democrats Retain Senate As Nevada Re-Elects Cortez Masto

ToplineSen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) won her Nevada Senate race, keeping Democrats in control of the Senate with 50 seats (and Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote), and sending yet another Donald Trump-endorsed candidate—and the Republican Party—home frustrated after a much-predicted…

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Rakes In $84 Million Opening Day—10th Biggest Opening Day Ever

ToplineDisney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, earned $84 million on its opening day Friday, making it the 10th highest opening day sales ever, beating Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness—and…

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These Candidates Pushed 2022’s Dumbest Conspiracy—Schoolkids Using Litter Boxes—And Many (But Not All) Lost Big

ToplineFar-right candidates who promoted the thoroughly debunked theory that schools are providing litter boxes for students who identify as animals didn’t fare well Tuesday, with several key Trump-allied candidates losing their elections—although a few big names survived. Key Facts Loser: New…

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Kelly Defeats Masters In Key Arizona Senate Race, Leaving Democrats One Win From Senate Control

ToplineMark Kelly won the pivotal Arizona Senate race against Blake Masters, the Associated Press confirmed Friday night, meaning Democrats are just one win away from securing majority control of the upper chamber. Key Facts The Associated Press called the race Friday…

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Trump Lashes Out At Gov. Glenn Youngkin With Racist Comment—Latest Republican Rival He’s Attacked After Election Disappointment

ToplineFormer President Donald Trump criticized Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-Va.) in a Truth Social post on Thursday, taking credit for the first-term Republican governor’s rise and claiming he couldn’t have done it without Trump’s support amid rumors Youngkin could be planning a…

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Climate Activists Target, And Fail To Glue Themselves To, Munch’s Iconic ‘Scream’—Here Are All The Recent Protests Targeting Masterpieces

ToplineTwo climate activists in Norway attempted to glue their hands to the frames of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” on Friday—the latest iconic artwork targeted by protesters in a series of vandalism that activists hope will bring attention to climate change—although their…

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