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Fox News’s decision to drop Bill O’Reilly from the network’s popular primetime slate was seen only as a first step by groups that have been pushing for his ouster. The company announced Wednesday afternoon that "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel."
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tanya Gersh, a Jewish mother resident of Whitefish, Mont., who was the main target of an anti-Semitic “troll storm” launched by neo-Nazi blogger Andrew Anglin.
Mike Huckabee’s 140-character comedy show frequently pops up in Twitter feeds of journalists and political operatives, inspiring professional critiques and even a Jimmy Kimmel skit, along with countless pleas to give his thumbs a rest.
Rob Gronkowski's world tour continues as he crashes Sean Spicer's White House media briefing
Democrat Jon Ossoff jumped to an early lead in the suburban Atlanta 6th Congressional District special election Tuesday, a contest that has drawn national attention as an early test of Democratic efforts to challenge President Trump.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she has “concerns” about the frequency of President Trump’s trips to his Mar-a-Lago residence and particularly about his use of the Palm Beach, Fla., venue to host foreign leaders.
Nearly three months after leaving office, former President Barack Obama made his first public appearance Tuesday at the funeral of Dan Rooney, the Pittsburgh Steelers chairman and longtime Obama ally. The 44th president did not make any remarks at the ceremony, held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. After Rooney died Thursday, Obama released a statement lauding the “championship-caliber good man.” Rooney served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland during the Obama years.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” the president would not comment on Pyongyang’s failed weekend launch of ballistic missile. Trump also appeared to conflate supreme leader Kim Jong Un with Un’s late father, Kim Jong Il.
“This is the 139th Easter egg roll. Think of it, 139,” Trump said from the balcony overlooking the south grounds of the executive mansion. “We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before,” said Trump, before wishing the crowd a happy Easter under overcast skies in Washington.
For African-American families hit hard by the war on drugs, pot comes out of the shadows, but slowly
Jesce Horton still remembers the advice his father often imparted to him while he was growing up. Marijuana, said the 34-year-old Horton, was always a big part of those conversations. For Horton, who grew up mostly in Virginia and South Carolina, this warning was more than just a hypothetical.
Weed hits home: In a new Yahoo News/Marist Poll, parents and children are surprisingly open about pot use
When Michelle, a 40-year-old lawyer from Connecticut, visited her son at college in Colorado, it did not occur to her at first that she would be venturing from a state where recreational marijuana was still against the law to one that had recently voted to legalize it. Michelle and Schuyler, a 19-year-old organismal biology and ecology major, are pioneers in the brave new world of pot use.
When the people of Colorado voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana, they instantly transformed their governor, John Hickenlooper, into America’s most reluctant pot pioneer. “If it was up to me, I wouldn’t have done it,” Hickenlooper admitted. “We were worried about everything,” Hickenlooper tells Yahoo News.
Somewhere in a suburban New York basement there is a small, unused bag of marijuana, a last attempt to help an elderly father in his final days. One day last spring, in one of his series of hospital rooms, his family — a wife and four grown children — argued over what straws they might grasp to build his strength. Pot could help with that, said his son.