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Joey Gallo hit two more homers Friday, giving him five in his last four starts. He has six multi-homer games this season. He attributed some of the turnaround to mechanical adjustments he has made after looking at video with the Yankees’ hitting coaches. “Over the years, when I’m taking my best swing, I have a...
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Aaron Rodgers explains his ‘I still own you!’ Bears fan taunt
As he put the finishing touches on his latest win over the Bears on Sunday, the Packers quarterback trolled their fan base after running in a 6-yard touchdown.
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What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on August 20, 2020. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is facing a contempt vote by the January 6 committee. The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol will vote Tuesday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, an adviserto former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena. The result of the vote will determine what further action the committee can take to secure testimony from Bannon about his role in the riot, and how much Trump knew about or encouraged the attacks. It will also help determine the efficacy of Trump’s claims of executive privilege over his conversations with Bannon, who had no role at the White House after 2017, and other aides, as well as over documents the committee has requested from the National Archives. Bannon, along with former Trump officials Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel, was subpoenaed by the committee in late September. Of the four, only Bannon is currently facing contempt proceedings — potential depositions for Meadows, Scavino, and Patel have been delayed. Should the committee vote to hold Bannon in contempt — which it is almost sure to do, as a bipartisan majority on the committee has indicated they would take such measures to secure testimony — it would also signal the renewed power of a congressional subpoena, which members of the Trump administration repeatedly flouted during his tenure. “This potential criminal contempt referral — or will-be criminal contempt referral for Steve Bannon — is the first shot over the bow,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who serves on the committee, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday. “It’s very real, but it says to anybody else coming in front of the committee, ‘Don’t think that you’re gonna be able to just kind of walk away and we’re gonna forget about you. We’re not.’” Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who serves on the Jan. 6 committee, says it’s appropriate for Pres. Biden to say the DOJ should prosecute those who defy congressional subpoenas.“It’s appropriate. The President has every right to signal and make it clear where the administration stands.” pic.twitter.com/BuL7jiOO9K— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 17, 2021 Ifthe committee does vote to move forward with contempt proceedings, the motion will then go to the whole House for a vote to determine whether Congress should refer the matter to the Justice Department. That vote, which could come as soon as this week, is also likely to succeed, according to Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan and Kyle Cheney. What the Department of Justice will decide to do from there, though, is a bit more opaque. “The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop,” DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley said Friday in response to Biden’s suggestion that the DOJ should prosecute Bannon and others who defy congressional subpoenas. DoJ responds to Biden: “The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop.” — @AnthonyColeyDOJ https://t.co/hubxYMG95M— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) October 16, 2021 Bannon’s defiance is creating such an uproar because his testimony could prove particularly significant to the committee. He reportedly spoke with Trumpin late December prior to the insurrection and urged him to focus his varied efforts to overturn the 2020 election on January 6, the day Congress convened to certify the election results. As CNN reported in January, Bannon also told listeners of his podcast War Room on January 5 that “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.” Should Bannon be held in contempt of Congress, consequences could include, potentially, jail time, but only if the DOJ pursues charges against him. Technically, according to Reuters, Congress also has the authority to arrest witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas, without the involvement of the DOJ. That hasn’t happened in nearly 100 years, however, and it’s unlikely that Congress will pursue this tactic. Trump is trying to assert executive privilege — even though he’s no longer president As ABC reported Wednesday, Bannon’s attorney, Robert J. Costello, has written to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) that his client won’t comply with the subpoena. “Until such a time as you reach an agreement with President Trump or receive a court ruling as to the extent, scope and application of the executive privilege, in order to preserve the claim of executive and other privileges, Mr. Bannon will not be producing documents or testifying,” Costello wrote. Steve Bannon team has fired off another letter to Jan 6 committee repeating that they will not cooperate citing Trump executive privilege claims. Letter obtained by @ABC below —-> pic.twitter.com/BU0F9MuFv0— John Santucci (@Santucci) October 13, 2021 In addition to Bannon and other Trump officials, the committee has also issued a subpoena to Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. Trump attempted to install Clark as acting attorney general when Jeffrey Rosen, who was in the role from December 2020 to January 2021, refused to involve the DOJ in efforts to overturn the election. Trump has also been attempting to apply this argument to documents sought by the committee. Earlier in October, as Politico reported at the time, Trump attempted to block 45 specific documents from the committee, citing “executive and other privileges, including but not limited to the presidential communications, deliberative process, and attorney-client privileges” in a letter to national archivist David Ferriero. Trump’s letter is not an official invocation of executive privilege, as PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor points out. In these cases, the sitting president — Biden — has the final say over whether the privilege should apply, unless the courts say differently. The Biden administration blocked that request, with White House counsel Dana Remus writing to Ferriero that “President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.” As the AP reported last week, Trump does plan to challenge Biden’s decision in court, and it could go in his favor — other former presidents have been able to exercise executive privilege. However, given the extraordinary nature of the January 6 riots, the norm of confidentiality, which covers former presidents’ records for five years following their term, may be subverted, as it was during Watergate and after the terrorist attacks of September 11. That won’t stop Trump from attempting to use the same defense to shield other documents from the committee; he has indicated that he will try to protect much of the informationthey subpoena by invoking executive privilege. It’s unclear whether Trump actually has any grounds to claim that privilege, particularly when it comes to his communications with Bannon. Trump is no longer president, and Bannon was acting as a private citizen and not an official White House adviser during the period the committee is investigating. Specifically, as University of Kentucky law professor Jonathan Shaub wrote for Lawfare last month, Trump can’t actually compel anyone to withhold information from the committee; Bannon and other former officials are private citizens now, and the Trump administration has no legal authority over any documents or knowledge in their possession. And as former federal prosecutor and Brown University professor Jeffrey Robbins told the New York Times, Trump’s arguments for executive privilege are “patently bogus” and lack justification, such as protecting national security. “It’s open contempt of a subpoena without an apparent basis,” Robbins said. The actual validity of Trump’s arguments, though, might have less bearing on events than their ability to slow down the process. “Really what Trump is trying to do, he’s trying to run out the clock on the January 6 select committee,” Punchbowl News co-founder John Bresnahan told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart on Sunday. “And they need to move as quickly as they can on this.” “The question is really what Trump is trying to do, he’s trying to run out the clock on the January 6th select committee. And they need to move as quickly as they can on this,” @bresreports says of the Jan. 6 investigation. #SundayShow pic.twitter.com/AWAZDkMBe0— The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@TheSundayShow) October 17, 2021 Trump’s behavior shows why the January 6 investigation is critical Trump’s attempts to stymie the January 6 investigation underscore exactly why the committee’s efforts are so crucial. Months after Biden took office, Trump and his allies are still using the same tactics that led up to the insurrection to try and propel him back to power. At a recent rally in Richmond, Virginia, for example, Trump persisted in claiming that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him, the AP reports. Attendees also pledged allegiance to a flag that was reportedly carried at the January 6 Trump rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol. This month, Trump also recorded a birthday message for Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed attempting to storm the Capitol on January 6. “Together we grieve her terrible loss. There was no reason Ashli should have lost her life that day,” Trump said in the video, which was played at a gathering of Babbitt’s friends and family last week. “We must all demand justice for Ashli and her family.” In the video, Trump also called for the DOJ to reopen an investigation into her death; the department declined to bring charges against the officer who shot Babbitt as she climbed over a barricade near the House chambers during the attack. As the tempo of Trump’s ongoing rhetoric demonstrates — as recently as Friday, he was calling for 2020 election results in Arizona’s second-most populous county to be decertified — neither he nor his allies intend to stop amplifying the kind of lies that led to the January 6 riot. And lawmakers say that is the reason the January 6 committee’s work, including in securing testimony from former Trump officials, is so important: to establish the truth of what actually happened before, during, and after the attack. “This is about the 10-year argument,” Kinzinger told Tapper on Sunday. “What are our kids going to think when they read the history books? Who’s going to win that argument? And I’ve always believed since I’ve been a kid in Sunday school that truth needs to win out.”
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Giants report card: Joe Judge senselessly put Daniel Jones at risk
Why did Joe Judge have Daniel Jones in the game the entire way? The outcome was decided and why risk an injury to the starting quarterback, throwing on every play?
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Reflections on an interview with Robert Durst
Besides this week’s murder conviction, that one was a different murder matter. It was his gruesome Texas trial where he hacked up a body — and was found NOT GUILTY. Calling me collect from his Galveston cell, he said he was annoyed. “Irritated,” was his word.
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Subway crime rate jumps amid 50 percent increase in thefts
According to the NYPD there were 96 grand larcenies in the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, according to the NYPD.
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British soccer club Newcastle starts new era with Saudi owners
A vehicle outside the stadium was emblazoned with the name "Jamal Khashoggi​" alongside an image of the journalist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
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Police Arrest Woman Caught on Camera Setting New York Jewish School on Fire
"It's a teachable moment for all of us, and of what kind of city we want to have, and what it takes to educate," the Yeshivah of Flatbush's Rabbi Joseph Beyda said.
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock addresses Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj drama at birthday bash
Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock teared up while defending her "character" during a speech given at her 30th birthday party over the weekend.
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Chicago Sky wins first WNBA championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury in four games
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Chicago Sky Beat Phoenix Mercury for First W.N.B.A. Championship
The Sky battled back from a large second-half deficit to beat the Mercury in a thriller.
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Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis makes surprise first public appearance since breast cancer diagnosis
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis surprised guests at the Hernando County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday with her first public appearance since Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed her breast cancer diagnosis
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Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor
First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday afternoon made a trip to Columbia, South Carolina, which had not been announced publicly ahead of time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church.
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Raiders’ Mark Davis thinks Jon Gruden email leak is an NFL ‘hit job’
Mark Davis is reportedly playing the victim card after losing Jon Gruden as his coach.
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Coast Guard names "parties in interest" in California oil spill
About 26,000 gallons of crude oil​ is believed to have leaked into the Pacific Ocean near Huntington Beach.
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Seahawks vs. Steelers ‘Sunday Night Football’ Live Stream: Time, How To Watch ‘Sunday Night Football’ Live
Can the Steelers make it two in a row?
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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aspen Ladd after UFC Fight Night 195 loss?
See who Aspen Ladd should fight next after her loss to Norma Dumont in the UFC Fight Night 195 headliner.       Related StoriesMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aspen Ladd after UFC Fight Night 195 loss? - EnclosureAspen Ladd's coach apologizes for being 'a little harsh' in corner at UFC Fight Night 195Aspen Ladd's coach apologizes for being 'a little harsh' in corner at UFC Fight Night 195 - Enclosure 
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Woman Brings Microphone Onto Plane to Rant About COVID in TikTok Video Viewed 1M Times
"I don't need to be cuffed," she said. "I'm completely harmless. Also, I think you're all enjoying this because, like I said, I'm not terrible to look at."
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15 Celebrities Expected to Take 2022 by Storm
From breakthrough movie stars to TV epic headliners, here are your ones to watch.
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Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14
Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 24-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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Lemon chicken spaghetti with creamy alfredo sauce: Try the recipe
If you’re a fan of lemon chicken piccata, you’re going to love this lemon chicken spaghetti casserole from Quiche My Grits.
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'He has not suffered the consequences': Impeachment witness on Trump's lies
Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says former President Donald Trump has not been held accountable for his attempts to steal the 2020 presidential election.
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Hooters reverses policy on skimpy new underwear bottoms
Hooters now says it is reversing its recent mandate that female servers trade in their already short shorts for new skin-tight, bikini-cut bottoms.
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Stafford throws 4 TDs, D forces 4 TOs, Rams rout Giants
Matthew Stafford threw three of his four touchdown passes in a 28-point second quarter, and the Los Angeles Rams rolled to a 38-11 victory over the injury-plagued and error-prone New York Giants on Sunday.
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Fired co-leader of #AppleToo worker activist group to file federal complaints
Janneke Parrish said she was fired for deleting personal material from her Apple devices. Her attorney plans to file complaints in federal court.      
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Explosive Indianapolis Colts offense runs away from Houston Texans in 31-3 victory
Jonathan Taylor had franchise-record 83-yard run, and quarterback Carson Wentz led the kind of offensive attack the Colts were expecting this season.       
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Video shows killer sat next to deliveryman right before deadly stabbing
This is the chilling moment a killer sits down next to a Grubhub deliveryman -- before stabbing him to death and stealing his e-bike in Manhattan.
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Woman arrested after Saturday night stabbing in Southeast
According to a D.C. police spokesperson, the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation between two women.
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Second half goes sideways as WFT is stuck with second straight defeat in 31-13 loss to Chiefs
Washington's three-point halftime lead disappeared as Kansas City scored 21 unanswered points for a 31-13 win.
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Second half goes sideways as WFT is stuck with second straight defeat in 31-13 loss to Chiefs
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Succession’ Season 3 On HBO, Where Your Favorite Terrible Family Goes To War With Each Other
The Roys are back, baby.
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Mahomes, Chiefs bounce back to beat Washington 31-13
Patrick Mahomes threw for 397 yards and engineered three second-half touchdown drives to compensate for a pair of interceptions, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-13 comeback victory at Washington on Sunday that got them back to .500.
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Packers' Aaron Rodgers has choice words for Bears fans after TD
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t holding back.
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Buttigieg: “I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson” for Taking Paternity Leave
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that leave to take care of a new child in the family should not be seen as a vacation.
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Coast Guard says a ship's anchor dragged California oil pipeline that later leaked
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line.
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NBC fact-checks Fauci's fear that college football games would be COVID super-spreaders: 'Never happened'
A report on NBC's “Today” Saturday fact-checked Dr. Anthony Fauci’s fear – made on its cable arm MSNBC – of a dramatic COVID-19 surge from crowded football stadiums, saying it “never happened.”
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Joe Burrow throws 3 TDs as Bengals rout winless Lions 34-11
Joe Burrow tied a career high with three touchdown passes, helping the Cincinnati Bengals rout the Detroit Lions 34-11 on Sunday.
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U. Michigan paid critical race theory advocate $20,000 for a one-hour virtual discussion: report
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi was reportedly paid $20,000 to speak at a one-hour virtual event last fall at the University of Michigan.
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'Halloween' kills at the box office with a new horror record, as 'Last Duel' gets slayed
'Halloween Kills,' the latest entry in the blockbuster horror franchise, and period drama 'The Last Duel' face different fates in theaters this weekend.
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As Trump Thunders About Last Election, Republicans Worry About the Next One
Donald Trump is the Republicans’ greatest asset in mobilizing voters. But some fret that his obsession with false claims about the 2020 election could cost the G.O.P. in 2022.
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EXCLUSIVE: 16K COVID-19 Positive Migrants Released into U.S. by ICE, Says Whistleblower
More than 16,000 migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody were released into the United States, according to an agency law enforcement source. The Biden administration did not mandate any of the migrants to be vaccinated before their release. The source informs Breitbart Texas that the figures only include those migrants who were tested by ICE.
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Gabby Petito Foundation's first fundraiser kicks off with strong showing in Long Island hometown
The first fundraiser for the new Gabby Petito Foundation saw a line out the door when it kicked off Sunday afternoon in Patchogue, New York.
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At Axel Springer, Politico’s New Owner, Allegations of Sex, Lies and a Secret Payment
A high-flying German media giant is ahead on digital media but seems stuck in the past when it comes to the workplace and deal-making.
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Indianapolis gets in sync with 31-3 victory over Houston
Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes, Jonathan Taylor ran for two more and the Indianapolis defense held up in the second half Sunday as the Colts blew out Houston 31-3.
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Organizers host anti-bullying event at Nashville
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Jake Tapper Confronts Kinzinger for Opposing Voter Rights Bill: 'Protecting Democracy'
Aimed at protecting the right to vote, the House passed H.R.4. amid a wave of new voter laws in Republican-controlled states to restrict voting.
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First African American to lead national guard
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Steele defends explosive claims about Russian collusion from his dossier
Christopher Steele defended the claims in his dossier that became the catalyst for the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians.
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Giants hit new low in disgraceful loss to Rams
There have been lowlights aplenty over the past decade and especially in the terrible last five years. Still, this felt like a low point amid all the other low points.
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