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Republican candidate Herschel Walker gave a classy concession speech Tuesday night following his loss in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Republican candidate Herschel Walker gave a classy concession speech Tuesday night following his loss in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
 
President Biden addressed an increasingly divided nation Tuesday morning to remind everyone that he's doing a great job.
President Biden addressed an increasingly divided nation Tuesday morning to remind everyone that he's doing a great job.
 
Oral arguments began on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, in which Texas and Louisiana are fighting against the Biden administration’s policy of prioritizing certain illegal immigrants for deportation, leaving the states to fend for themselves against the huge number of aliens
Oral arguments began on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, in which Texas and Louisiana are fighting against the Biden administration’s policy of prioritizing certain illegal immigrants for deportation, leaving the states to fend for themselves against the huge number of aliens
 
Piers Morgan went on an epic rant on Twitter on Thursday against “d*ckhead” Prince Harry — ahead of the release of the royal’s memoir — accusing the prince of “playing the victim” and more.
Piers Morgan went on an epic rant on Twitter on Thursday against “d*ckhead” Prince Harry — ahead of the release of the royal’s memoir — accusing the prince of “playing the victim” and more.
 
In a powerful Peal Harbor Remembrance Day address to the nation, Vice President Kamala Harris urged Americans to take some time to quietly remember January 6.
In a powerful Peal Harbor Remembrance Day address to the nation, Vice President Kamala Harris urged Americans to take some time to quietly remember January 6.
 
G7 countries, the European Union, and Australia committed on Friday to implementing a global $60 per barrel price cap on seaborne crude oil from Russia beginning on Monday.
G7 countries, the European Union, and Australia committed on Friday to implementing a global $60 per barrel price cap on seaborne crude oil from Russia beginning on Monday.
 
The Biden administration has reportedly launched a federal investigation into one of Elon Musk’s companies over allegations that the company may have violated animal-welfare laws.
The Biden administration has reportedly launched a federal investigation into one of Elon Musk’s companies over allegations that the company may have violated animal-welfare laws.
 
For about a quarter Carolina hung with Clemson and then the bottom fell out with a blocked field goal and long pick six as Dabo did it again.
For about a quarter Carolina hung with Clemson and then the bottom fell out with a blocked field goal and long pick six as Dabo did it again.
 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s COVID policies — and the White House’s weak response.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s COVID policies — and the White House’s weak response.
 
This week, the parent company of the popular toy "Elf on a Shelf" announced a new extension to their product line – "Antifa On A Shelf," an Antifa-themed doll that burns down a different part of the house every night while the family sleeps.
This week, the parent company of the popular toy "Elf on a Shelf" announced a new extension to their product line – "Antifa On A Shelf," an Antifa-themed doll that burns down a different part of the house every night while the family sleeps.
 
President Joe Biden called upon members of Congress to prevent a looming rail strike that would “devastate” the economy ahead of the holiday season.
President Joe Biden called upon members of Congress to prevent a looming rail strike that would “devastate” the economy ahead of the holiday season.
 
South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security.
South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security.
 
I’ve made it a point to follow the money this election cycle, tracking much of the funding that came into North Carolina to impact our elections.
I’ve made it a point to follow the money this election cycle, tracking much of the funding that came into North Carolina to impact our elections.
 
On Friday, the U.S. Air Force will give the family and friends of the 8,000 people who worked on it a chance to see the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft: the B-21 Raider stealth bomber.
On Friday, the U.S. Air Force will give the family and friends of the 8,000 people who worked on it a chance to see the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft: the B-21 Raider stealth bomber.
 
Several media leaders who have declined to report on major news stories damaging to the Democratic Party gathered in New York to express concern, frustration, and puzzlement over Americans increasingly going to alternative sources for news.
Several media leaders who have declined to report on major news stories damaging to the Democratic Party gathered in New York to express concern, frustration, and puzzlement over Americans increasingly going to alternative sources for news.
 
In a Supreme Court case heard on Monday, conservative justices appeared to lean in favor of a Christian website designer, questioning how certain rules would apply in different scenarios.
In a Supreme Court case heard on Monday, conservative justices appeared to lean in favor of a Christian website designer, questioning how certain rules would apply in different scenarios.
 
Legislative leaders are baffled. We all should be. After pouring more than $200 million additional dollars into helping our children read at grade level, they (and we) want to know when we are going to see results.
Legislative leaders are baffled. We all should be. After pouring more than $200 million additional dollars into helping our children read at grade level, they (and we) want to know when we are going to see results.
 
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to “The Twitter Files” during Monday’s press briefing by claiming that it was “old news” and was a “distraction.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to “The Twitter Files” during Monday’s press briefing by claiming that it was “old news” and was a “distraction.”
 
In an effort to increase revenue during the season, Holiday Inn has announced a new promotion in which it will offer discounted rates to women who are 9 months pregnant and riding on donkeys.
In an effort to increase revenue during the season, Holiday Inn has announced a new promotion in which it will offer discounted rates to women who are 9 months pregnant and riding on donkeys.
 
Georgia broke another voting record Monday, as more than 239,000 early voters came out to the polls in a single day to cast their ballots 2022 senate runoff election between incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
Georgia broke another voting record Monday, as more than 239,000 early voters came out to the polls in a single day to cast their ballots 2022 senate runoff election between incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
 
This clip is from 1986, Al Albert's Showcase based in Philadelphia. It was a talent show for local kids.
This clip is from 1986, Al Albert's Showcase based in Philadelphia. It was a talent show for local kids.
 
Search results of current widespread protests opposing oppressive COVID lockdown measures in major cities across China were drowned out last weekend by Chinese bots advertising pornography, escort services, and gambling.
Search results of current widespread protests opposing oppressive COVID lockdown measures in major cities across China were drowned out last weekend by Chinese bots advertising pornography, escort services, and gambling.
 
“The Democratic Party believes that when workers are strong, America is strong. Democrats will make it easier for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join unions.” – Democratic Party Platform
“The Democratic Party believes that when workers are strong, America is strong. Democrats will make it easier for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join unions.” – Democratic Party Platform
 
Two of the major players in the financial industry warned that the U.S. is on the verge of a recession and that the Federal Reserve might well raise the interest rate from its current 3-3.25% all the way to 4.5-4.75%.
Two of the major players in the financial industry warned that the U.S. is on the verge of a recession and that the Federal Reserve might well raise the interest rate from its current 3-3.25% all the way to 4.5-4.75%.
 
Possible Supreme Court case
 
A Las Vegas woman who reportedly left a restaurant without paying in August, then claimed she was arrested because “officers were perverts and were trying to rape her” as she was so pretty is now accused of murdering her mother.
A Las Vegas woman who reportedly left a restaurant without paying in August, then claimed she was arrested because “officers were perverts and were trying to rape her” as she was so pretty is now accused of murdering her mother.
 
Lawyers for the University of North Carolina System argue that a recent N.C. Appeals Court decision exposes the university to "massive liability." The university urges the N.C. Supreme Court to consider an appeal.
Lawyers for the University of North Carolina System argue that a recent N.C. Appeals Court decision exposes the university to "massive liability." The university urges the N.C. Supreme Court to consider an appeal.
 
Chinese police arrested a journalist for the BBC who was covering the massive protests that were breaking out across the country in responses to the communist nation’s draconian coronavirus lockdown measures.
Chinese police arrested a journalist for the BBC who was covering the massive protests that were breaking out across the country in responses to the communist nation’s draconian coronavirus lockdown measures.
 
After years of fans demanding a plus-sized heroine, Disney responded with a short film about a young overweight ballet dancer with body dysmorphia.
After years of fans demanding a plus-sized heroine, Disney responded with a short film about a young overweight ballet dancer with body dysmorphia.
 
Hold onto your wallets, the Attorney General has failed the patients and taxpayers of North Carolina yet again. There is widespread evidence that mergers make hospital care less affordable and less safe.
Hold onto your wallets, the Attorney General has failed the patients and taxpayers of North Carolina yet again. There is widespread evidence that mergers make hospital care less affordable and less safe.
 
A veteran of both the Obama and Biden administrations is poised to join one of the high-profile investigations into former President Donald Trump taking place in New York.
A veteran of both the Obama and Biden administrations is poised to join one of the high-profile investigations into former President Donald Trump taking place in New York.
 
A teddy bear became seriously injured Sunday night when it couldn't remember the right safe word during a progressive bondage-themed photoshoot for kids at Balenciaga headquarters.
A teddy bear became seriously injured Sunday night when it couldn't remember the right safe word during a progressive bondage-themed photoshoot for kids at Balenciaga headquarters.
 
Regime reportedly threatens players after they refused to sing national anthem before first World Cup game
Regime reportedly threatens players after they refused to sing national anthem before first World Cup game
 
Greenville City Council has voted to end a red-light camera enforcement program on Nov. 15. The program had faced multiple legal challenges, including a unanimous ruling against the city from the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Greenville City Council has voted to end a red-light camera enforcement program on Nov. 15. The program had faced multiple legal challenges, including a unanimous ruling against the city from the N.C. Court of Appeals.
 
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is the solid frontrunner to win the 2024 presidential election, according to one betting site that’s keeping running odds on the race.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is the solid frontrunner to win the 2024 presidential election, according to one betting site that’s keeping running odds on the race.
 
Woodgrain, Inc., a building products company, will create 42 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.5 million to expand its door-hanging operation in Rocky Mount.
Woodgrain, Inc., a building products company, will create 42 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.5 million to expand its door-hanging operation in Rocky Mount.
 
Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the quarterback-rich 2018 NFL draft, has been cut by the Carolina Panthers.
Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the quarterback-rich 2018 NFL draft, has been cut by the Carolina Panthers.
 
Hey there! Are you a minority? Then you're in luck! Benevolent politicians are working for you. This is the best time to be a minority because if there's one thing we know about politicians, it's that they care!
Hey there! Are you a minority? Then you're in luck! Benevolent politicians are working for you. This is the best time to be a minority because if there's one thing we know about politicians, it's that they care!
 
Corporate leaders have lackluster expectations for the new year as macroeconomic headwinds continue, according to data from Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey.
Corporate leaders have lackluster expectations for the new year as macroeconomic headwinds continue, according to data from Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey.
 
Older adults and people with disabilities can now apply for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The state began accepting applications from this group of residents on Dec. 1.
Older adults and people with disabilities can now apply for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The state began accepting applications from this group of residents on Dec. 1.
 
Internal email documents at Twitter reveal Arizona Governor-elect and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs allegedly colluded with former Twitter officials last year by flagging accounts related to so-called election misinformation.
Internal email documents at Twitter reveal Arizona Governor-elect and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs allegedly colluded with former Twitter officials last year by flagging accounts related to so-called election misinformation.
 
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