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Man Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Kidnap Michigan Governor

One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

Was Biden’s Inauguration Crowd Smaller Than Trump’s?

A meme comparing crowd sizes left out a key piece of context: a deadly pandemic.

Sinclair Broadcasting Ends Eric Bolling’s Weekly Show

The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it is ending its “America This Week” show with Eric Bolling, which has been criticized for misstatements about the coronavirus pandemic.

Proud Boys Leader Was Government Informant, Records Show

The leader of the Proud Boys, who was arrested in Washington shortly before the Capitol riot, previously worked undercover and cooperated with investigators after he was accused of fraud in 2012.

Far-Right Influencer Charged in 2016 Clinton Voter Scheme

A self-styled far-right propagandist has been arrested on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Oscar and Emmy-Winning Actor Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show,” has died.

Should Pregnant Women Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine?

This is an excellent question to ask your health care provider.

Bernie Sanders’ Mittens, Memes Help Raise $1.8M for Charity

Sanders put the first of the so-called "Chairman Sanders” merchandise on his campaign website, and the first run sold out in less than 30 minutes.

Did Microsoft Patent a Chatbot That Lets Users Talk to the Dead?

You may remember such technology from an early episode of "Black Mirror."

Is China Using Anal Swabs to Test for COVID-19?

Maybe wearing a mask isn't such a bad idea after all.

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