Elon Musk Says He’s Granting ‘Amnesty’ For Nearly All Banned Twitter Accounts

ToplineTwitter owner Elon Musk on Thursday said he is granting “amnesty” for almost all banned accounts on the platform, a consequential policy change that follows a poll of the billionaire’s followers and comes just days after he reinstated former President Donald…

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Alex Jones Must Pay Nearly $50 Million For Sandy Hook Conspiracies, Texas Judge Rules

ToplineA Texas judge Tuesday ruled Alex Jones must pay more than $45 million in punitive damages for promoting false conspiracy theories surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, according to multiple reports, far higher than the cap the state usually…

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Manchester United: Billionaire Glazer Family May Sell Team After Years Of Fan Outrage, Reports Say

ToplineThe billionaire Glazer family that has owned Manchester United since late sports magnate Malcolm Glazer gained control in 2005 is exploring a sale of the club that could include giving up its controlling share, according to multiple reports, following years of…

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‘Don’t Criticize Qatar’: FIFA Boss Fires Back At Detractors In Bizarre News Conference—A Day Before World Cup Kicks Off

ToplineFIFA president Gianni Infantino raised eyebrows at a news conference Saturday over a series of strange comments defending the policies of Qatar's extremely conservative Muslim government, while insisting he remains "200% in control" of the tournament as concerns grow that Qatari…

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Musk’s Trump Twitter Poll Hits 14 Million Votes—Most Want Ex-President Back On Platform

ToplineA Twitter poll from Elon Musk asking users whether he should reinstate former President Donald Trump's account hit 14 million votes Saturday afternoon, with a slim majority in favor of bringing Trump back, as Musk surveys the masses ahead of one…

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Democrat Katie Hobbs Defeats Election Denier Kari Lake For Arizona Governor

ToplineDemocratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated hard-right Republican election denier Kari Lake in the Arizona governor's race, delivering Democrats a major swing state win by knocking off one of former President Donald Trump's most hyped candidates. Key Facts…

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Trump Castigates Ron DeSantis—And Fox News—As Conservative Outlets Blame Him For Midterm Results

ToplineFormer President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, after some outlets propped up DeSantis and blamed Trump for the GOP’s worse-than-expected midterm performance, in the latest sign of growing animosity from…

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Musk Tells Staff Twitter Could Go Bankrupt Without Financial Turnaround, Reports Say

ToplineTwitter’s new owner Elon Musk told staff in an all-hands meeting Thursday the company has financial problems so serious that "bankruptcy is not out of the question" if it doesn't start generating significantly more revenue, according to multiple reports, as the…

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Late-Season Storm Nicole Becomes A Hurricane Just Ahead Of Florida Landfall

ToplineTropical Storm Nicole strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday evening over the Bahamas, becoming the eighth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season—and a rare late-season storm—just hours ahead of a projected landfall along Florida's Atlantic coastline, where weather has already started…

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‘Democrats Had A Strong Night’: Biden Takes Victory Lap In First Remarks After Midterms

ToplinePresident Joe Biden congratulated Democrats on Wednesday for what he said were strong midterm performances in his first comments since the election, while acknowledging he is "prepared to work with my Republican colleagues" if the GOP takes control of one or…

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Judge Rejects Arizona GOP Lawsuit To Extend Voting Hours As Trump Sows Fraud Claims

ToplineAn Arizona judge shot down an emergency request from a group of Republican organizations Tuesday night requesting an extension of voting hours in heavily populated Maricopa County, after a quarter of polling places there experienced vote-counting machine issues, which led former…

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Maryland Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana—Here’s How Other Cannabis Ballot Measures Are Faring

ToplineVoters in Maryland have approved a ballot measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults, becoming the 20th state to legalize marijuana, as votes are still being counted on similar ballot measures in four other states—including several solidly conservative states.…

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Miami-Dade Goes Red: GOP Scores Massive Midterm Election Wins In Once-Democratic Stronghold

ToplineRepublicans’ hopes to win Florida's most populous county were realized Tuesday, as both Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) cruised to victory in Miami-Dade en route to statewide wins, in what could spell the end of decades of…

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