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Apr 14 2021
Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died Wednesday in a federal prison.
The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Madoff died of natural causes early Wednesday. BOP spokeswoman Kristie Breshears said Madoff's family was notified of his passing at the agency's medical facility in Butner, North Carolina.
Last yearUSA TODAY
Sep 22 2020
While she hasn’t explicitly challenged the precedent established by Roe v. Wade in her capacity as a judge, Amy Coney Barrett — pegged by some as the odds-on favorite to be President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — has more than demonstrated her commitment to life in the way that she’s formed her family.
While serving as a judge on the Seventh Circuit, Barrett has not questioned Roe’sNational Review (News)
Jan 22 2021
Oregonians marked President Joe Biden’s first day in office Wednesday with celebrations and protests of the nation’s 46th president.
Fears of armed riots in Oregon’s capital never materialized amid heightened law enforcement presence and the fortification of buildings including the Capitol.
Yet protests continued to unfold late Wednesday in Portland as demonstrators pushed forThe Oregonian
Apr 29 2021
In a joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden outlined what can accurately be described as the most expensive and expansive agenda in modern American history.
Biden has proposed $6 trillion in new spending since taking office and has already signed $1.9 trillion in emergency spending related (loosely) to the COVID-19 pandemic. He wants to follow that with a hugeReason
Jul 12 2021
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets of multiple provinces around the Caribbean island this Sunday in an unusual protest in which civilians shouted slogans against the communist government such as “We want freedom” and “We are no longer afraid.”
The demonstrations come at a time when Cuba faces the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, an increase in repressionNBC News (Online)
Dec 25 2020
Katherine May loves winter, from the cozy comforts of being indoors to the “blustery outdoor stuff.” But she is no great fan of Christmas – or at least the busywork that starts two months ahead of Dec. 25 and leaves her depleted before it even arrives. “I’m quite well known in my family for opening my Christmas cards standing over the recycling bin and just throwing them in,” she says.Christian Science Monitor
Nov 26 2020
It’s been a fairly gruesome year—pandemic, lockdowns, economic woe, death and illness. We’ve done a column in past years asking friends and acquaintances what they’re thankful for. This year we emailed a dozen people whom we respect and who know a lot, asking what they’d seen, experienced or realized this annus horribilis that left them moved or grateful. It could be personal or galactic inWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Apr 27 2021
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being pumped daily into arms, there’s less discussion about COVID testing, and when and how we should all go about it. Are COVID tests and all those funky little roadside kiosks where they’re administered going to disappear? Are you completely done with getting extra large Q-tips shoved up your nose? And, most practically, should you continue getting tested everyVice
Mar 24 2021
After lunch on Monday, a man walked into a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado and shot 10 people to death. One of those slain was a police officer called Eric Talley. Eric Talley had seven children. His youngest child was just five years old. Your heart breaks for his family.
Police responded quickly to the massacre and they arrested a 21-year-old suspect. Here's how CNN described theTucker Carlson
Jun 22 2020
The relatives of two women who portrayed Aunt Jemima aren’t favorable to Quaker Oats’ decision to rebrand amid accusations that the icon is a racist depiction, numerous sources reported.
Relatives of two women who portrayed Aunt Jemima in the 1920s and 1930s are concerned that the removal of the character will erase their history, Patch reported.
“This is an injustice for me andThe Daily Caller