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Alabama funeral service held for ex-jail boss Vicky White

Vicky White's family buried the former jail boss instead of celebrating her sixth award as Lauderdale County’s Corrections Employee of the Year.
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Democrats Are Massive Hypocrites on So-Called 'Great Replacement Theory' | Opinion
Trump's rise should have been a warning sign to Democrats to tone down the talk of demographic triumphalism. Instead, they dialed it up to eleven.
Hunga Tonga Should Have Been Obliterated by 2021 Eruption. It Wasn't
Scientists found that the volcano was still structurally sound, despite its violent eruption, and that pockets of wildlife nearby are still thriving.
Mark Hoppus 'grateful' to be at Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian wedding one year after cancer diagnosis
Mark Hoppus said he was "grateful" to be at Blink 182 bandmate Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian's wedding in Italy after surviving blood cancer battle and chemotherapy.
Biden's short answer when asked if US would defend Taiwan from China
Russian soldier sentenced to life in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since invasion
Russian Soldier on Trial for Ukraine War Crimes Sentenced to Life in Prison
Vadim Shishimarin had pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine in February.
Nurse Arrested After Child Dies From Suspected Poisoning at Hospital
Police had arrested a "27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant," who has now been released while the investigation continues.
Why Joe Biden 'I Did That' Gas Pump Stickers Are Appearing Everywhere
The stickers have increased in prominence at pumps around the county as gas prices continue to reach all time highs.
Police press hunt for gunman who killed passenger on NYC subway train
Police said the attack that left Daniel Enriquez dead was apparently random. It was the latest in a string of violent incidents on NYC subway trains and in stations.
Гендиректор McDonald's рассказал о новом бренде ресторанов в России
Фирменная желтая буква "М" исчезнет из бренда ресторанов McDonald's в России. Об этом ТАСС сообщил гендиректор McDonald's в России Олег Пароев.
В Ижевске завершилось судебное разбирательство по иску к Тesla
В Ижевске завершилось судебное разбирательство по иску к Tesla
Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine conflict's first war crimes trial
A 21-year-old Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed man in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since Russia's invasion in late February.
ДОМ.РФ: Льготная ипотека на дома снижает переплату по процентам в 2-3 раза
Эксперты сравнили платежи за дом стоимость в 5 млн рублей при использовании разных ипотечных программ
МИД РФ: Москва изучает предложения Рима по мирному урегулированию на Украине
Российская сторона получила план по мирному урегулированию ситуации вокруг Украины, предложенный Италией, и изучает его
Biden’s midterm window is closing
And Mike Pence preps for a 2024 run.
Экс-глава МИД Австрии Карин Кнайсль выйдет из совета директоров "Роснефти"
Карин Кнайсль покинет совет директоров "Роснефти". Об этом сообщили в пресс-службе нефтяной компании.
Opinion: How abortion became a war over geography
The Supreme Court seems ready to undo Roe v. Wade, and blue as well as red states are already preparing for what might be coming next: a conflict between states seeking to facilitate out-of-state travel for abortion and those trying to shut it down.
Фильм "Артек. Большое путешествие" опять возглавил российский прокат
Кассу уик-энда вновь возглавил российский фильм "Артек
В Петербурге расширили возможности регионального маткапитала
В Северной столице расширены возможности для использования средств регионального материнского капитала (в 2022 году сумма составляет 172 тысячи 568 рублей 22 копейки)
Couple fights off attacking bear with kitchen knife, gun inside home
The sheriff's office said the bear was an adult female, and one cub was seen running off as the bear ran toward the home.
"Россети ФСК ЕЭС" повысила ветровую защиту ЛЭП "Костанайская - Челябинская"
Трасса линии проходит по степной зоне, где возможны сильные ветровые нагрузки
Максим Соколов официально назначен гендиректором АвтоВАЗа
Максим Соколов, до последнего времени занимавший пост вице-губернатора Санкт-Петербурга, официально назначен гендиректором АвтоВАЗа
Op-Ed: I didn't plan to feed my baby formula — but I'm so glad I did
My son had a happier, more present mother once I turned off the pump — I wish more people talked about the benefits that come from relying on baby formula.
With strong lead over Perdue, Kemp shifts attention to Abrams in Georgia governor's race
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, buoyed by a commanding polling lead, has stopped mentioning his Trump-endorsed primary opponent David Perdue on the campaign trail. Instead, he has shifted his focus to the presumptive Democratic nominee, Stacey Abrams.
В Кремле ответили на планы создания евроармии
Идея милитаризации Евросоюза не укрепит безопасность на континенте, заявил, отвечая на вопросы журналистов, пресс-секретарь президента России Дмитрий Песков
Стала известна новая дата вручения Первой Национальной премии интернет-контента
Первоначально призы намеревались вручить 3 марта, но потом было решено премию перенести
20 sizzling summer books: Jennifer Weiner, David Sedaris, Michael Mann's 'Heat 2' and more
This summer brings tantalizing beach reads from Jennifer Weiner and Elin Hilderbrand, a memoir from Marvel star Simu Liu and Michael Mann's "Heat 2."
Exclusive: Oprah Winfrey, Mila Kunis, Quinta Brunson, Kris Jenner among 2022 Time 100 honorees
The 2022 Time 100 list of the year's most influential people celebrates stars including Oprah Winfrey, Mila Kunis, Quinta Brunson and Kris Jenner.
Op-Ed: The best way to protect abortion rights? Finalize the Equal Rights Amendment
We're one signature away from changing the Constitution and protecting reproductive freedom.
Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals: How to watch, streaming options and start times
Here's how to watch on TV and stream the Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals three-game series at Nationals Park, starting Monday.
Here’s the speech Biden should give about abortion
Biden is not the ideal president to rally America around abortion rights. He can still rise to the occasion.
Biden administration races to salvage Summit of Americas in Los Angeles
A brewing boycott over the invitation list to this year's Summit of the Americas, planned for Los Angeles next month, has threatened to overshadow the meeting's agenda.
Susan Jaffe might blow up the entire way we think about ballet
The former ballerina's vision for American Ballet Theatre could bring the acclaimed company into the 21st century.
Her tribal regalia was banned at graduation. So she worked to change the law.
“Everybody was watching on live stream as I had to take it off," Trinidad Cervantes said about her hand-beaded cap for graduation.
Reader offers insight on fee paid to lender to show final payoff
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Over the past dozen or so years, some lenders have failed to send documents to their borrowers that show the final payoff of a mortgage.
Some top economists say a recession is growing more likely, but it probably would be mild
Some top economists say any recession that starts this year probably would be mild. The economy, labor market and household finances are strong.
The Ukraine crisis may reinvigorate Eastern European democracies
Countries are now focused on Russia vs. Europe rather than internal corruption.
Stefanik echoed ‘great replacement’ theory. But firms kept donating.
22 large U.S. companies with racial justice pledges continued donating money to Stefanik after she espoused the racist "great replacement" theory, illustrating a thorny contradiction for corporate America as firms seek to exert influence while following ethical principles.
The ‘American Idol’ winner is no surprise. There’s a reason for that.
HunterGirl was a favorite of the judges all season. But Noah Thompson still had the edge.
– There's one Democrat in the House who doesn't support abortion rights. He faces a progressive challenger on Tuesday
The runoff between the two Democrats highlights the nuance of how Latino voters feel about abortion.
The best jobs in America in 2022, ranked
Glassdoor recently unveiled its list... and it's not all tech.
It’s Time to Stop Giving Christianity a Pass on White Supremacy and Violence
In the wake of the massacre in Buffalo, we have all, naturally, tried to understand what could have caused someone to commit such a horrific act of violence. This young white man linked his motivations to fears about demographic and cultural changes in the U.S., dynamics that he believed were resulting in the replacement of…
Letters to the Editor: Why it's time to normalize relations with North Korea
North Korea is the only nuclear-armed state with which the U.S. has no diplomatic ties. This is extremely dangerous.
With Russians gone, Kyiv's suburbs struggle to return to being 'a happy place'
It's been almost two months since Russian forces retreated from the outskirts of Kyiv, ending plans for a quick takeover, but devastation lingers.
Op-Ed: A new generation is reviving unions. The old guard could help
With wins at Starbucks, Amazon, Trader Joe's and Apple, we haven't seen this kind of momentum since the 1930s.
Letters to the Editor: Democrats need to start acting more like Republicans to save democracy
Republicans have played dirty against the Democrats, who can barely muster a fight against insurrectionists to save democracy.
The reinvention of a ‘real man’
Bill Hawley helps people with addiction and mental health issues in Wyoming, the state with the highest rate of suicide deaths per capita in the country, according to federal data.
Is Larry Hogan Living in a Fantasy World?
Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, gave a speech this month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, in which he declared that the GOP was “desperately in need of a course correction.” He called on the so-called Party of Reagan to end its dependency on Donald Trump and return to the heyday of the 40th president, Hogan’s hero. “America can once again be that shining city on a hill that Reagan talked about,” he told a politely nodding assembly of a few hundred guests. He spoke with an aura of sentimental duty, in the shadow of the same Air Force One that Reagan had ridden 660,000 miles on as president. He mentioned Big Tent conservatism, after-hours drinks with Tip O’Neill, the whole bit.Oh, bless your heart, governor.At almost that precise hour in Cincinnati, Ohio’s just-declared Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, J. D. Vance, was engulfing his favorite former president in a rhetorical bear hug. “They wanted to write a story that this campaign would be the death of Donald Trump’s America First agenda,” said Vance, the Hillbilly Elegy author who had previously likened Trump to “cultural heroin” but was now quite obviously hooked himself. “It ain’t the death of the America First agenda,” Vance said, fulminating against “the clowns out there in political world” and singling out Trump, Tucker Carlson, and Marjorie Taylor Greene for special thanks. There would be no course correction in Ohio, in other words—unless you counted the one that Vance himself had undergone.[David Frum: The J. D. Vance I knew]You can linger on the split screen of this: the juxtaposition between the still-raucous spirit of Trumpism on display in Vance’s Ohio and Hogan’s longing for the mythical Gipper to descend from that museum-piece Air Force One. Or maybe split screen is a misnomer, as it implies a fair fight between events of comparable weight and attention.In reality, few outside a handful of political hard cores even knew that Hogan was giving his address, part of a speaker series the library has hosted this year for a parade of Republicans of national stature, many of them—including Hogan—potential 2024 presidential candidates. The party is grappling with “truly existential questions,” said Roger Zakheim, the Washington director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, as he introduced Hogan. It is a “time for choosing,” he said, invoking the famous career-launching address that Reagan delivered in 1964 on behalf of Barry Goldwater.But in the present context, “time for choosing” would seem to imply, dubiously, that Republicans have not been “choosing” Trump and Trumpism for nearly six years now. This is the great puzzle about Larry Hogan: If the governor thinks the GOP can become the party of Reagan again—and that Hogan himself can lead it there—don’t the continued ascendancies of the J. D. Vances suggest, at the very least, an impossibly uphill battle? Is Hogan just living in a shining city on a hill of wishful thinking? I wondered, in so many words, why he was even bothering.I asked Hogan about this a week later, in his office in Annapolis, where he was finishing out the final months of his final term. “I think it got way too much attention, frankly,” he said of Vance’s victory. Vance, Hogan pointed out, had received less than a third of the GOP vote, while Ohio’s incumbent Republican governor, Mike DeWine, whom Trump has repeatedly trashed (“a terrible, terrible guy”), received nearly half in his own blowout that night. “Okay, so Trump got one,” Hogan said dismissively. “He’s still going to lose a lot of races this year.” And when he does, Hogan believes, Trump’s perceived stranglehold over the party will weaken.In fact, Trump-endorsed candidates have achieved convincing victories across several states this year. Last week, the devout MAGA-man Doug Mastriano easily won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Pennsylvania, and in North Carolina, the Trump-endorsed Ted Budd won the party’s Senate nomination by more than 30 points. Even more striking has been how the dark markers of Trumpism—denial of the 2020 election results and sympathy for (if not outright complicity with) the January 6 insurrectionists—have become only more entrenched inside the party. Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator, attended the “Stop the Steal” rally that led to the ransacking of the Capitol. Budd, a U.S. representative, voted against certifying the 2020 presidential-election results.Hogan’s only point was that, after the Republican primaries are over, Trump’s won-lost record will be a mixed bag. Assessing broader trend lines, and not getting caught up so much in individual races, will be more important, he said.[Read: Larry Hogan isn’t coming to save the Republican Party]“I’m not trying to say that Donald Trump is not still the 800-pound gorilla in the party,” Hogan told me. “But I think it’s much less than where it was in November of 2020, and much, much less than after January 6. I just see him on a downward slide, and that will just accelerate this year.”As with any claim that Trump’s dominance of the GOP is waning, deep suspicion is warranted.“I think you just have to be clear-eyed about where the party is right now, which is still an extraordinarily Trump-centric environment,” says Sarah Longwell, an anti-Trump Republican strategist who conducts regular focus groups with voters across the political spectrum. These exercises, she told me, have allowed her to be realistic and not engage in “fantasy politics” when assessing the Republican electorate. “I just see no evidence whatsoever that our voters want to go back to a kind of sunny, bipartisan Reagan vision,” Longwell said.Longwell knows and admires the Maryland governor a great deal, she told me. But none of the voters she’s spoken with appears to be craving Larry Hogan.Hogan, who has a bald, sloping head and resembles an accountant in a meat-packing plant, speaks in an aggressively bland monotone. He will readily cop to being boring, even offers this as proof of his serious, unflashy bona fides. “I don’t come from the performative-arts school of politics; I come from the get-to-work-and-get-things-done school of politics,” Hogan told me. He has this studied sheepishness down. “And it turns out that’s what people want,” he said, “which is why I have a 76 percent approval rating in a blue state and why Trump is no longer president.” (In most recent polls, Hogan’s approval has been in the high 60s or low 70s.)Hogan will happily denigrate the former president, which makes him something of an outlier among elected Republicans. It has also gotten Hogan a fair amount of attention, at least among a constituency of national media and political geniuses who don’t live in Iowa or Ohio. At the very least, this has been good for business, as Hogan will be term-limited out of his job soon and is eager to raise his national profile.He is also, probably, going to run for president in 2024. Or at least talk a lot about it, which Hogan has been doing for three solid years now, dating back to the previous election, when a bunch of anti-Trump Republican donors and commentators (who also don’t live in Iowa or Ohio) urged him to undertake a primary challenge against Trump. Hogan ostentatiously flirted with the idea for months, found his way to Iowa and New Hampshire—wow, interesting!—and reaped the requisite and perhaps excessive press attention that potential presidential candidates draw. (I have contributed to the Hogan-mention bubble myself, starting in 2019 and as recently as a few weeks ago.)Hogan opted not to run in 2020, saying he had no interest in launching a suicide mission against Trump. It would be a different calculation in 2024, however. If Trump runs again, Hogan said, he will be much more vulnerable to a presidential-primary opponent. Trump will be more of a known quantity, and his presidency will be remembered, even by a great many Republicans, as an ordeal. Hogan offers himself as a potential island for what he calls “the exhausted majority of voters” of both parties.Various other “Trump alternatives” have attempted to make this case, including those who implicitly tout their fealty to “the Trump agenda.” What’s distinct about Hogan among non-Trump Republicans is that he is devoting real effort to trying to hasten the neutering of the 800-pound gorilla. He has campaigned and raised money for the likes of DeWine, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and a selection of Republican House members whose willingness to defy the former president (by voting to impeach or other such blasphemies) has landed them in the MAGA crosshairs.[Read: What the primaries reveal about the future of Trumpism]In addition to helping with the mechanics of campaigning and fundraising, Hogan can at least model brave behavior, his allies say. “I think people get caught up in the bad things that happen to Republicans who Trump decides to go after,” says Michael Steele, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland and Republican National Committee chair who has become a vocal Trump critic, and has known Hogan for 30 years. “Larry can send a message to the other people who are scared of the bully.”Hogan invokes similar language, envisioning himself as a kind of political bodyguard. “I’m just saying, ‘Hey, stop trying to steal their lunch money,’” he told me. At minimum, Hogan is hoping to make the Republican Party a safer schoolyard. “I think we’re coming closer to a time where a Republican attacking Trump is no longer seen as a kiss of death,” Hogan said. “Once his candidates lose a bunch of races this year, I think more Republicans will suddenly get up a dose of courage.”“Courage,” of course, has never been in great abundance among the putative Republican “leaders” of the Trump era, including (or especially) those who harbor private doubts about or even contempt for the Almighty 45th. Their reluctance to cross Trump has created a leadership vacuum that Trump and his various acolytes have continued to fill.“Look, I don’t want to be a pundit here,” Hogan is constantly saying—usually right before launching into punditry. First off, he believes that Trump will not run in 2024. “In spite of what he says, Trump knows he lost to Joe Biden, and his ego couldn’t take losing again,” Hogan told me. “I think he’s enjoying playing golf, having people come down to Mar-a-Lago, kiss his ring.” Trump will milk the possibility of running again, Hogan believes, and then say at the last minute that he isn’t.Even if Trump does run, Hogan says that would have no bearing on his own decision. “If anything, Trump running might encourage me to run,” Hogan said. More punditry: He believes that there will be a “lane” in 2024 for candidates who are decidedly anti-Trump, for candidates who want to assume the Trump mantle, for candidates who might want to assume parts of the Trump mantle but are offering something different—including a lane for him, potentially. “I believe there is a pretty large lane for sane Republicans,” Hogan told CNN’s Jake Tapper earlier this year. “And they’re looking for a voice.”Again skepticism abounds. “There is no ‘anti-Trump-lane’ in this GOP,” the former Republican House member Joe Walsh tweeted in response to these comments. “There is no ‘sane NeverTrump lane.’ It doesn’t exist.”Even Hogan occasionally feels the need to give Trump some due. The governor said he mostly objected to the former president’s style in office, but allowed, “I like some of his policies.” This is a familiar feint among even Republicans who otherwise dislike Trump. When I pressed Hogan, though, he said that he supported Trump’s tax cuts but offered no other real areas of approval. He mentioned that he was happy when Trump said he was going to focus on infrastructure, “which is a passion of mine,” but conceded that Trump achieved nothing on this (Biden did). Likewise, he conceded that Trump’s immigration and COVID policies were disasters, with the exception of the Operation Warp Speed program to develop vaccines.Hogan also mentioned that he was one of the only Republican officeholders who publicly called for Trump to resign after January 6 and to let Vice President Mike Pence finish out the final days of the term. “No, I don’t think Trump was a good president,” the governor said when I asked directly.For now, Hogan said his focus remains his current job, which ends January 18. “I want to land the plane, run through the tape, and complete the job,” he said, among other variants of the “finish strong” cliché. The next eight months will also include a number of forays on behalf of several non-Maryland Republicans, as well as two visits to New Hampshire and a stop at the Iowa State Fair this summer.As Hogan prepared to depart his office for an evening reception with a group of firefighters, he reiterated that he remains an optimist, in the finest Reagan tradition. “He doesn’t have to happen again,” Hogan said of Trump, as we ended the interview. “We just have to make sure he doesn’t happen again,” he added as I left him to his twilight in Annapolis, if not Morning in America.