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January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says
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January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has been having conversations with former Attorney General William Barr, the committee’s chairman said Sunday. “To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” when asked if the committee would…MORE

Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured
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Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday it was appropriate for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her vote against a filibuster carve-out for voting rights, a key priority for Democrats. “Absolutely it was. On that particular vote that she and (West Virginia Sen. Joe) Manchin cast, we were trying to…MORE

‘Billions’ returns to its original formula without an Axe to grind
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‘Billions’ returns to its original formula without an Axe to grind

“Billions” might have lost its Axe, but it returns with the same cutting dialogue, and in many respects, its original formula. In shedding one of its lead characters, the Showtime drama has essentially hit the reset button, reverting to its outline pitting an aggressive prosecutor against an equally pugnacious billionaire financier. Yet the sixth season…MORE

Blinken says ‘a single additional Russian force’ entering Ukraine would trigger US response
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Blinken says ‘a single additional Russian force’ entering Ukraine would trigger US response

Secretary of State Antony Blinken amplified his warning against a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying “a single additional Russian force” entering Ukraine “in an aggressive way” would result in a severe response by the US and its allies. “If a single additional Russian force goes into Ukraine in an aggressive way, as I said, that…MORE

She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder
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She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder

Your email spam folder isn’t all junk mail. Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan, can attest to that, as she recently discovered a $3 million lottery prize sitting in hers. The lucky winner had purchased a Mega Millions ticket on the Michigan Lottery website for the December 31, 2021, drawing. She matched five numbers to…MORE

‘Stop Boris’: Banners protesting UK PM Boris Johnson flown over Premier League games
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‘Stop Boris’: Banners protesting UK PM Boris Johnson flown over Premier League games

Banners protesting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson were flown over Premier League games on Saturday. The banners were seen over Manchester United’s clash with West Ham United at Old Trafford as well as at Elland Road where Leeds United hosted Newcastle United. The message towed behind the plane read: “Boot him out!” followed by the…MORE

The Muppets are having a moment — just when we need them most
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The Muppets are having a moment — just when we need them most

When Joshua Gillespie was holed up in the hospital as a kid, where he stayed frequently in between surgeries for his rare heart condition, his best friend was a 3-and-a-half-year-old monster with red fur and a vibrant imagination. Elmo, that lovable, occasionally grating Muppet and “Sesame Street” stalwart since 1984, kept Gillespie company for much…MORE

Bologna face masks and new M&Ms: 4 ways your food got weird this week
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Bologna face masks and new M&Ms: 4 ways your food got weird this week

From M&Ms’ mascots becoming more inclusive to a bologna face mask, there was lots of wild food news this week. We’ve done the dutiful task of rounding it all up if you need a change of pace from the doom and gloom of all that other “news.” Here’s what happened: Bologna mask Oscar Mayer debuted…MORE

Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs
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Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs

Did you know about 40% of American households buy a car every year? That’s quite a statistic, especially with car prices being so high. They’re supposed to ease soon, but don’t expect them to return to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was •…MORE

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