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Olympic sponsors paid big money for the Beijing Games. So where are all the ads?

Olympic sponsors paid big money for the Beijing Games. So where are all the ads?

Sponsors of the Olympics are walking a tightrope ahead of the Beijing Winter Games next month as worsening geopolitical tensions force them to consider downplaying their involvement without upsetting China. Political fervor in the United States reached a high last month as the White House called for a diplomatic boycott of the Games, a statement…MORE

Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker

Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker

The FBI arrested a Nevada man for allegedly making several threatening phone calls to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on the morning after the attack on the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced Thursday. This is the second person arrested by DOJ’s Elections Threats Task Force, which was launched last June to address the…MORE

Court won’t pause order for new Alabama congressional map, setting stage for possible Supreme Court dispute

Court won’t pause order for new Alabama congressional map, setting stage for possible Supreme Court dispute

Alabama’s bid to pause a court order requiring the state to redraw its congressional map was denied Thursday evening, setting the potential for the Supreme Court to quickly intervene in case. “We discern no basis for a finding that this case is the extraordinary case in which we must allow an election to proceed under…MORE

Local TV journalists voice concerns about one-man-band reporting

Local TV journalists voice concerns about one-man-band reporting

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Last week’s frightening sight of a local TV reporter being hit by a car during a live shot is sparking conversations and calls for change. The reporter, Tori Yorgey of WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia,…MORE

5-4 Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama execution
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5-4 Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama execution

A 5-4 Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of death row inmate Matthew Reeves by lethal injection, reversing a lower court opinion. The lower court had agreed to block the execution because Reeves sought to be executed by an alternate method: nitrogen gas. But the justices granted Alabama’s request to reinstate the execution…MORE

Ukrainian official tells CNN Biden’s call with Ukrainian President ‘did not go well’ but White House disputes account
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Ukrainian official tells CNN Biden’s call with Ukrainian President ‘did not go well’ but White House disputes account

A call between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday “did not go well,” a senior Ukrainian official told CNN, amid disagreements over the “risk levels” of a Russian attack. The White House, however, disputed the official’s account, warning that anonymous sources were “leaking falsehoods.” They did state that Biden warned…MORE

Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud already cost Georgia Republicans. But they’re still tethered to him in 2022.
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Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud already cost Georgia Republicans. But they’re still tethered to him in 2022.

The Cobb County Republican Party headquarters is bustling on a weekday evening as the party gears up for a primary election that Chairwoman Salleigh Grubbs isn’t entirely sure she can trust. “Do I trust the process? It’s a hard question. I trust the election process. Do I think that there are improvements that still need…MORE

After more than 600 days shut out, Delhi’s students just want to go back to school
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After more than 600 days shut out, Delhi’s students just want to go back to school

Dharini Mathur’s son had just turned 4 when he started pre-school online. More than 600 days later, he still sits behind his computer screen, attempting to learn virtually — while making zero contact with his classmates and teachers. He is one of more than 4 million children in India’s capital, Delhi, forced out of the…MORE

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A&E announces Bobby Brown documentary and reality series

A&E announces Bobby Brown documentary and reality series

Both projects will be premiering in May.Bobby Brown is coming to a television screen near you! The “My Prerogative” singer will be the focus of two projects slated to premiere on the A&E network in May.According to a release, the first — a two-part documentary titled Biography: Bobby Brown — is an “up-close and personal…

Jussie Smollett sentencing scheduled for March 10

Jussie Smollett sentencing scheduled for March 10

The former ‘Empire’ actor faces a maximum of three years in prison for staging a fake hate crime in 2019.A date has been set for Jussie Smollett’s sentencing. On March 10, the actor/singer will find out his punishment after being convicted of staging a fake hate crime on himself, per CNN.Smollett, best known for his…