Presidential ElectionPosted byNewsweek
Representative Ronny Jackson is leading 13 of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives in calling on President Joe Biden to undergo a cognitive test. Jackson, a Republican who represents Texas' 13th congressional district, served as former President Donald Trump's White House physician and suffered criticism for his effusive praise of Trump's health.
Forty years after the first state recognized the formal end of slavery in the United States as cause for an official celebration, President Biden signed legislation Thursday making Juneteenth a national holiday. The march from unofficial holiday to a formal day off for most federal employees started in Texas, more...
Eden, North Carolina — Three people are dead and two remain missing after a group floating down a North Carolina river on inflatable tubes went over a dam, authorities said Thursday. Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates told reporters that a group of nine people tubing on the Dan...
Books & LiteratureHarper's Bazaar
A new photography book, Marilyn & Me, shares the intimate story of the legend Marilyn Monroe and a young photographer starting his career. Lawrence Schiller captured more than 100 images of the Hollywood icon, including rare outtakes from the set of Monroe's final films; The Misfits, which aired in 1961, and Something's Got to Give - which was part filmed in early 1962 but never completed. She died aged 36 in August 1962. This new photography book shares a glimpse of the star in her final months.
Beauty & FashionHello Magazine
The Countess of Wessex was a beautiful bride when she married Prince Edward 22 years ago. The royals said 'I do ' at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 June 1999, with Countess Sophie wearing a silk organza Samantha Shaw dress that was very different to other royal brides.
Moses Lake, WAPosted byCBS News
A local stunt rider has died from injuries sustained while attempting to set a world-record motorcycle jump in Moses Lake, Washington. Alex Harvill, 28, died Thursday from his injuries, Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison said. "Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex's family, friends and loved ones," Morrison said in...
Brooklyn, NYPosted byInsider
Businesses bet on Black culture amid demands for racial justice. Now experts warn Juneteenth is next to be whitewashed.
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. But experts tell Insider it's already becoming co-opted by corporations as a profitable marketing tactic.
Eden, NCPosted byLos Angeles Times
EDEN, N.C. — Three people are dead and two are missing after a group floating down a North Carolina river on inflatable tubes went over a dam, authorities said Thursday. Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates told reporters that a group of nine people tubing on the Dan River went over the Duke Energy dam in Eden, N.C., around sunset Wednesday. A Duke Energy employee who saw some of the tubers called 911 on Thursday afternoon, Cates said.
Chester, PAPosted byDELCO.Today
A Chester man is the 2020 Shore Sailor of the Year, writes Peg DeGrassa for the Daily Times. The commander of Submarine Force Atlantic declared Torpedoman’s Mate 1st class Raymond Gates the winner. Gates is assigned to the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Regional Support Group in Groton, Conn. He is...
New York City, NYPosted byNewsweek
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell got into a heated exchange with The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper while being interviewed about his false claims about the election results and the claim that Donald Trump will return as president. Klepper spoke to Lindell at a MAGA Frank Free Speech Rally in New Richmond,...
In the last few weeks, the Biden administration began distributing an unprecedented amount of money to states: $195 billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan that congressional Democrats passed in March. With the sheer scale of dollars at stake, a huge fight has already begun brewing between some GOP-led states...
Presidential ElectionPosted byFox News
A Republican congressman from South Carolina wasn’t standing for it on Capitol Hill on Thursday when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tried to defend Vice President Kamala Harris regarding her absence from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Mayorkas insisted that Harris has faced "quite unfair" criticism for not visiting the border...
Louisiana StateFast Casual
Chicken Salad Chick has opened its latest location in Slidell, Louisiana, marking the state's second location after the first opened two months ago in Gonzales. Located at 1522 Gause Blvd., the Slidell restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday by offering free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests, according to a company press release.
Florida StatePosted byAxios Tampa Bay
State Republicans' stab at election reform has confused the hell out of the 67 county elections supervisors from around Florida.What's new: The supervisors vented at a summer conference Wednesday with Florida Division of Elections director Maria Matthews at Tampa's Water Street Marriott."We’re all still struggling with how vague some of the new things put into law are," Okaloosa County election supervisor Paul Lux told the Tampa Bay Times. "We need answers."The state of play: If supervisors are confused about SB 90, which is already facing four separate lawsuits, voters likely will be too. "Some of this is unworkable. Some of it just doesn’t make much sense. Some of it seems to disenfranchise voters," Leon County supervisor Mark Earley told the Times.The big picture: Since the state's 2020 election was a resounding success, some elections supervisors are calling the law, originally 400 pages, a solution looking for a problem.Go deeper: Read the bill for yourself
Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. Over a decade ago, my husband had an affair that produced a son. Every adult in the situation, including me, hails from a highly dysfunctional family. I mention this detail because even now, my husband’s family still tries to pressure him to leave me for her so that my stepson “can have his parents together.” I have spent years trying to work through the anger and resentment I have for how badly I have been treated in this dynamic, including what I had against my husband to create and enable this situation. He spent years choosing to stay silent as his parents disrespected my place as his wife and favored his son, often at the expense of the children we have since had together.
Congress & CourtsPosted byCNN
Chief Justice John Roberts, along with Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrated their collective power at America's highest court on Thursday.
Good Morning America's Michael Strahan had reason to smile on Thursday following when he received some amazing news in the wake of last week's heartbreak. The TV host and former NFL player lost a dear friend and mentor when his former Giants coach, Jim Fassel, died of a heart attack on 8 June.
Behind Viral VideosPosted byNewsweek
A woman has shared a horrifying video of a real-life "stairway to hell" after finding a toilet in front of steps leading to a creepy basement. Hailey uploaded a clip to her TikTok page, Erbehailey, sharing footage she captured while at a random house party. Most of us will have...