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BREAKING: The Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump's request to block the release of White House records sought by the Jan. 6 panel.

BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked the voting rights bill from proceeding, setting up a doomed Democratic fight to change the filibuster rule.

Pope Benedict XVI failed to stop multiple instances of sexual abuse against children while he was archbishop, an investigation by a law firm has found.

Jury selection begins today in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis cops accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights.

The Natural History Museum in New York City quietly began removing its controversial statue depicting former President Theodore Roosevelt on horseback — flanked by two shirtless, unnamed men of Indigenous and African descent.

McDonald's is expanding its plant-based burger, developed in partnership with BeyondMeat, to 600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Forth Worth areas starting Feb. 14.

Meat Loaf, the American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74. He also appeared in over 65 movies, with iconic roles in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Fight Club," among others.


BREAKING: President Trump has falsely claimed that he has won the 2020 election. That is wrong. Millions of votes are still being counted in key states.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has delivered a historic victory for LGBTQ people — ruling that the federal law that bars sex discrimination in employment does apply to LGBTQ employees.

"We can no longer pretend that we don't know exactly who and what this president stands for," Michelle Obama says of Trump in a new video. "Search your hearts, and your conscience, and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it," she says.

The Trump administration in the past 2 days has abruptly dumped the leaders of 3 agencies that oversee the nuclear weapons stockpile, electricity and natural gas regulation, and overseas aid.