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Republican debate features attacks on Biden, absent ‘Donald Duck’
Seven Republican presidential candidates bickered about the economy, energy, China and each other’s past policy stances in the second 2024 primary debate Wednesday night.
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Trump skips second Republican debate to deliver speech in Michigan
Former President Donald Trump criticized President Biden, Democrats and the Big Three automakers over electric cars in remarks in the Detroit suburbs Wednesday night, as his Republican opponents were getting ready to take the stage in California for the second Republican presidential debate. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa reports.
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Dana Perino Just Kept Hurting Doug Burgum’s Feelings at GOP Debate
Fox NewsIf there was one thing that was clear during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, it was that co-moderator Dana Perino did not want to hear from Doug Burgum.Throughout the chaotic two-hour event, which featured the GOP candidates desperately trying to draw attention to themselves to gain traction on Donald Trump’s commanding lead, the North Dakota governor repeatedly found himself hopelessly shouting from the side of the stage to no avail.Unfortunately for Burgum, he never even got a chance to debut an awful new nickname for Trump or fire off any cringeworthy jokes because the Fox News anchor was there to tell him to shut up.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Griffin Canning provides quality start, but Angels lose to Rangers
Canning pitched six innings, giving up two runs and striking out five, but the Angels lost to the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
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The 1975’s Matty Healy announces band’s ‘indefinite hiatus’ months after Taylor Swift breakup
The "Somebody Else" singer delivered the news to fans as the band kicked off their North American tour in Sacramento, Calif.
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Republicans Left Disappointed By Fox News Debate
Several conservatives took to social media to voice their frustrations over what turned out to be a chaotic second GOP primary debate.
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Republican Candidates Outbid Each Other on a Border Crackdown
Deploying the military was table stakes as candidates pushed ever-tougher measures
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Joe Burrow getting injury advice from Aaron Rodgers: ‘Wanted to use him as a resource’
Joe Burrow and Aaron Rodgers have a connection to one another other than just being NFL quarterbacks. 
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North Korea amends constitution to bolster nuclear power status
North Korea has amended its constitution to bolster and expand its nuclear force, with leader Kim Jong Un pointing to the growing cooperation between the United States, South Korea and Japan as "the worst actual threat" facing the isolated nation.
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Vivek Ramaswamy's Business Ties to China Explained
The 2024 Republican presidential candidate has come under fire for previously doing business with a company owned by the Chinese government.
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Candidates shout over each other for relevance in second GOP debate: ANALYSIS
Who won the second Republican primary debate? As the non-Trump candidates sought relevance, they often squabbled with one another
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‘American Horror Story’ Episode 2’s Scariest Moment: Kim Kardashian Sings Madonna
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty/FXIt’s hard to believe it has only been one week since we heard Kim Kardashian scream, “Tell [them] to suck my clit!” on the premiere of American Horror Story: Delicate. It feels like a moment that has been part of my consciousness since birth, as if my mother said something similar when I was in the womb. Fitting, given that the second episode of Season 12 is ultra-focused on Anna Victoria Alcott’s (Emma Roberts) journey toward a fruitful pregnancy.Unfortunately, Anna’s ruthless publicist Siobhan Corbyn (Kardashian) isn’t given anything quite as fun or semi-salacious as last week’s anatomical musing, but she’s doing her best surviving on scraps. The entire cast is doing the same, as Episode 2, “Rockabye,” is a big step down from the already drab season premiere. But much like last week, Kardashian remains the most exhilarating part of this installment so far, firing off winking, self-referential nods to her real-life celebrity antics and initiating a brief Madonna singalong. That’s got to count for something!This week in Siobhan’s World: Anna’s indie movie, The Auteur, is quickly picking up traction among the independent cinema scene, and Siobhan is gunning for Anna to be nominated for a Gotham Award. In this universe, a Gotham Award is the first stop on the road to an Oscar, to which I have to say (with all due respect ): is it? “Gothams, Globes, BAFTAs, SAG Awards, Oscars,” Siobhan says as she lays out Anna’s next few months. It’s not that a Gotham Award means nothing or can’t affect an artist’s chance at cinema’s biggest prize, but rather that they’re not often lumped in with those other, more notable ceremonies.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Trump rails against electric cars in Michigan while his GOP challengers debate
As his GOP rivals sparred in California at their second primary debate, Donald Trump was in Michigan to court blue-collar voters amid an autoworkers' strike.
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On this day in history, September 28, 1781, the Siege of Yorktown begins
The Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, began on this day in history, Sept. 28, 1781. Surrounded by Washington's army and French allies by both land and sea, the British realized their cause was hopeless.
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Kourtney Kardashian blasts ‘egotistical’ Kim Kardashian: ‘You are a narcissist’
The sisters' Dolce & Gabbana feud started after Kim decided to work with the Italian fashion house on the heels of Kourtney's wedding, which the brand hosted.
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‘The Kardashians’ Return With the Sisters in Shambles—and Screaming at Whales
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty/HuluIt’s fitting that Season 4 of The Kardashians, which streams Sept. 28 on Hulu, is airing just ahead of the most frightening month of the year, given that the premiere opens with a massive jump scare. No, not another close-up shot of Kris Jenner’s surgeries or her daughter Kylie trying to drive stick in the middle of a busy Calabasas road. Rather, the season begins with an outrageously loud drum beat that even Christopher Nolan would ask to tone down. It’s an energy that feels more appropriate for shuffling a few heads of state into a situation room and briefing them on an apocalypse that’s days away. The sound bangs into the frame as if the most cataclysmic, earth-shattering event ever has happened—and really, it has, lest we all forget about the appalling accusations that Kourtney lobbied against Kim last season, when Kourt alleged that her sister copied her Dolce Vita lifestyle.It was worse than a Kourtastrophe; it was Kimageddon.The two sisters are still at odds this season, but they manage to film a side-by-side, sit-down confessional (that doesn’t not look like the two of them are green-screened into the same shot) to air out their grievances. That’s much easier said than done, as they and the rest of America’s First Family are publicly coming to terms with the way their lives operate on a reality television schedule; they fight, make up, and then get even madder when they watch the episodes back and find out what each one said behind someone else’s back.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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DeSantis challenges Trump to a one-on-one debate
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to go toe to toe with former President Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner.
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As His Rivals Argue at the Church of Reagan, Trump Kicks Dirt on the Gipper’s Grave
The second GOP debate unfolded under Reagan’s shadow, while Trump commands a party that has seemingly moved on from the Gipper.
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A pointless Republican debate underscores Trump’s dominance
The rest of the field will just continue to underscore their own irrelevance. Their own time for choosing is rapidly running out.
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Alabama woman arrested for decade-old murder of father who texted ‘HELP’ before disappearing
"I just want everybody that was involved to have their day. I want to know detail for detail on what happened to my brother," Kisha Logan said.
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Lindsay Hubbard poses in gold revenge dress on bachelorette trip after Carl Radke split
"Big?Energy," the newly single "Summer House" star shared on Instagram alongside photos from her Bahamas getaway.
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Emmet Sheehan, Freddie Freeman power Dodgers to win over Rockies
Emmet Sheehan provided a strong outing, Freddie Freeman homered as the Dodgers locked up the No. 2 seed in the playoffs with a 8-2 win over the Rockies.
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Chris Christie takes up debate time to send Trump a clear message
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to take up his speaking time to send a message to former President Donald Trump, who again chose to skip the 2024 Republican presidential debate.
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Republican debate brings chaos, attacks and a slog for second place
Second presidential debate, again without Donald Trump, was an echo of the first as candidates jockeyed to be the chief alternative to the frontrunner.
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Trump’s Message in Michigan: He’s Looking Past His GOP Rivals
The former President's message in Michigan was a populist pitch geared toward winning over working-class voters
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South Korea has jailed a man for using AI to create sexual images of children in a first for country's courts
A South Korean man has been sentenced to jail for using artificial intelligence to generate exploitative images of children, the first case of its kind in the country as courts around the world encounter the use of new technologies in creating abusive sexual content.
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Austin Ekeler able to practice just a bit as Chargers' ground game limps without him
The Chargers' Austin Ekeler missed the last two games because of an ankle injury but has hopes to play against the Raiders on Sunday after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday.
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Big takeaways from the second Republican debate
GOP presidential hopefuls try to seize on one of their dwindling chances to make an impression as Trump again skips the debate.
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Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. makes MLB history with first 40-70 season
It’s Ronald Acuña Jr.’s world and we’re all just living in it. 
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Kim Kardashian Stealth Calls Out Her Infamous Marilyn Monroe Dress Debacle on ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’
"Don't rip it!"
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Candidates’ differences on Ukraine reflect stark divide within GOP
Republican presidential candidates sparred Wednesday over whether to continue supporting Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself again an ongoing Russian invasion.
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Mets’ Francisco Lindor, Kodai Senga reach big milestones in split
Francisco Lindor hit three home runs in the Mets' doubleheader split to join the 30-30 club, and Kodai Senga reached 200 strikeouts in his season finale.
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Watch GOP candidates wrestle for time as moderators lose control of debate
The second Republican debate devolved into chaos with candidates fighting each other and the moderators for speaking time.
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Haley scolds Ramaswamy during Republican debate: ‘Every time I hear you I feel a little bit dumber’
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley didn't mince words on how she feels about entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy's intelligence.
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Fan denied entry into Phillies game after trying to bring in emotional support alligator
A fan was denied entry into Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday when he attempted to get in with an emotional support alligator, per multiple reports.
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1 winner and 3 losers from Fox’s dud of a second GOP debate
Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Vivek lost. The second Republican debate, like the first, took place in a parallel political universe in which Donald Trump was an obscure figure of no serious importance. The candidates who showed up at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California engaged in a largely vapid exchange of canned lines and talking points, repeatedly attempting to create “moments” that didn’t quite land. Nikki Haley showed some spirit in picking fights with her rivals, I guess. Ron DeSantis tried to seem above it all. Doug Burgum attempted to get someone to notice him, the “governor of an energy state.” No one had all that much to say about Trump. It is difficult for me to imagine how this debate will make any impact on the race. The central characteristic of the contest is still that Trump has a massive lead. A debate with extremely limited discussion of Trump was a useless waste of time. In a way, everyone on stage was a loser, for failing to shake up that underlying dynamic. In a way, everyone watching was a loser for having spent those two hours and gotten so little out of it. But some particularly earned that loser status. Loser: Vivek Ramaswamy Justin Sullivan/Getty Love him or hate him, Vivek Ramaswamy was the focal point of the first GOP debate. He was a new face whose rhetoric style contrasted with the career politicians onstage — and he often clearly drew their ire and contempt. Ramaswamy was the subject of much pundit conversation afterward. But despite some predictions, the buzz failed to translate into a bounce in the polls. And at tonight’s debate, Ramaswamy’s schtick sounded stale. When his rivals made him a punching bag again — Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence all took their shots at him, saying he did business in China and that his Ukraine policy would help Russia — he failed to respond memorably. Most importantly, he didn’t really have an effective way to advance his argument about why he should be president. At one point, he acknowledged that some might view him as a “know-it-all,” and admitted he didn’t know everything and would have to seek advice from others. The affected humility wasn’t convincing given his general behavior throughout the race, but it also wasn’t a case for why he deserves to be in the Oval Office. If Ramaswamy wants to get out of the mid-single digits in polls, he’ll have to try something different. Loser: The moderators Justin Sullivan/Getty Debate moderators Fox News host Dana Perino and Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney Moderating a debate with seven candidates onstage so that it can be interesting, revealing, and coherent is no easy feat. Having said that, Dana Perino, Stuart Varney, and Ilia Calderón seemed puzzlingly reluctant to have the candidates actually, well, debate each other. In an attempt to retain tight control of the proceedings, the moderators regularly cut off exchanges between the candidates, rushing onward to get to the next question in their preset list. At one point, Perino even chided the candidates for mentioning each other too much, saying that would mean they’d get fewer questions. Those questions themselves were also often hyper-specific to each individual candidate. It was as if the moderators were trying to conduct “gotcha” interviews with seven people simultaneously. Do we really care whether Chris Christie flip-flopped on his immigration position of 13 years ago? A good debate draws out how the candidates differ from each other to inform voters about their choice, and for the most part, the moderators failed to do that. They also almost entirely avoided posing questions about the overwhelming poll leader: Trump. Seven candidates trailing badly in the polls were instead scrutinized by the moderators, while the poll leader got off scot free. Loser: Fox News Earlier Wednesday, Semafor’s Max Tani reported that Fox had to reduce its ad timeslot prices by hundreds of thousands of dollars for this debate, as compared to the first one, because interest was expected to be low. That’s a very tangible demonstration of Fox’s failure to make these debates matter — a failure that mainly stems from Trump making clear, yet again, that Fox needs him more than he needs them. Back on January 8, 2021, Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch wrote in an email that Fox News was “pivoting” because he wanted to “make Trump a non person.” And throughout 2021 and 2022, the network’s enthusiasm toward Trump seemed to have cooled, and its coverage did much to built up Ron DeSantis as a credible national rival to him. But those plans fell apart this year, as Trump’s candidacy and indictments made him impossible to ignore. As has been demonstrated whenever Fox tries to harm Trump, the network’s leaders and stars feel they are hemmed in by their viewers who love him. Trump has paid no price for skipping these two Fox debates — but Fox has. Winner: You know who MATTHEW HATCHER/AFP via Getty This was another debate where the guy leading by 40 points was not on stage and took only the slightest of blows from those who were on stage. (Sorry, Chris Christie, calling him “Donald Duck” is cheesy and ineffective.) It was also another debate where there was no clear winner — no breakout star that could be elevated to Trump’s main challenger. There was a time, earlier this year, when the polling between Trump and DeSantis wasn’t totally lopsided, and it seemed at least possible that Trump’s lead could be dislodged. That time has long passed. And any campaign event that fails to shake up that status quo is effectively one that aids Trump’s path to the nomination.
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Quarterback Boone Lourd making impact for Brentwood with his arm and legs
Brentwood senior quarterback Boone Lourd is carrying on a family football tradition started by his older brothers and writing his own chapter in the intersectional rivalry with Palisades.
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'Unwatchable': Viewers Blast RNC, Fox for Including Univision in Debate
Viewers of the second Republican National Committee (RNC) debate blasted the RNC as well as Fox News for including Univision as a partner in the event.
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Angelina Jolie says her younger, darker self may want to resurface
Angelina Jolie says her kids saved her, and she was much darker when she was younger: 'Maybe that part of me wants to push back.'
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Pro-Joe Biden bias is algorithm-deep: Google’s search-&-destroy agenda
The White House should have fired Flaherty and pretended he had gone rogue. Instead, Joe Biden hired him for his 2024 campaign. Shameless. But who’s going to stop them?
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Simon Holmstrom makes strong impression in tryout for Islanders’ top line
Now it’s Simon Holmstrom’s turn.
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Debate Topics: What They Discussed, What They Avoided
Republican presidential candidates sparred over immigration, the Russia-Ukraine war and the economy during the second primary debate Wednesday night.
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House Republicans to hold first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing
The first impeachment inquiry hearing into President Biden takes place Thursday. The GOP memo says the inquiry "will span the time of Joe Biden's Vice Presidency to the present, including his time out of office."
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Maria Bartiromo is too extreme for a Fox News debate
How disgrace plays out at the country’s No. 1 cable news network.
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Taylor Swift to Watch Travis Kelce Play Again on Sunday in New Jersey: Reports
ReutersSwifties and Sunday Night Football are about to go from strange bedfellows to a match made in heaven.For Taylor Swift, one Kansas City Chiefs game just wasn’t enough. After all but breaking the internet by appearing in a luxury suite at Arrowhead Stadium to cheer on Travis Kelce last Sunday, the singer-songwriter is set to do it all again—this time in New Jersey, according to multiple reports.Both Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy and NFL Insider Jordan Schultz reported on Wednesday night that the “Cruel Summer” singer plans to attend the Chiefs’ matchup against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The news will no doubt fuel both the rampant rumors of the pair’s burgeoning “Love Story,” as well as ticket prices to the game, with the so-called Swift effect having already caused sales of Kelce-themed merch to spike nearly 400 percent.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Judge assigned to US antitrust case against Amazon recuses himself
The judge assigned to the US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Amazon.com has recused himself from the case, according to a court document filed on Wednesday.
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Nikki Haley Says She Feels ‘Dumber’ When Vivek Ramaswamy Talks
ReutersNikki Haley didn’t hold back when going after Vivek Ramaswamy in Wednesday’s second GOP debate, flaming her fellow presidential hopeful for having a TikTok account despite its ties to China. In response to a question on why he joined the social platform after a dinner with the influencer Jake Paul, Ramaswamy explained that posting to TikTok was necessary to reach young voters and win back the White House. Haley scoffed at the response and unleashed on Ramaswamy in a rant.“This is infuriating because TikTok is one of the most dangerous social media apps that we could have and, honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say,” she quipped. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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5 men shot, two critically, in Northeast D.C.
Officers found two victims unconscious and not breathing and a third conscious and breathing at 14th Street and Saratoga Avenue.
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