Columnist urges conservatives to sue media outlets for defamation: 'Make it cost them dearly'

Conservative author Kevin D. Williamson believes the world needs "a hell of a lot more defamation suits," and he wants conservatives to help lead the charge.
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Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew: COVID-19 won’t mess with me
Gardner Minshew II doesn’t think COVID-19 would dare mess with his swagger. The mustachioed Jaguars’ quarterback has been activated after a “brutal” stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which lasted all of two days after coming into contact with infected teammate Michael Walker. “Did not contract the virus,” 24-year-old Minshew told reporters on a conference call...
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Rep. John Lewis to be celebrated tonight by Oprah, Brad Pitt, Gayle King, Tyler Perry
A star-studded TV tribute to Rep. John Lewis — co-hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and Gayle King — is airing tonight on CBS.
Michigan Democratic rising star Rep. Jon Hoadley blogged about drug use and sex
A Michigan lawmaker and rising star in the Democratic Party who is running for Congress in one of the nation’s most contested seats discussed drug use and sex in a now-deleted blog where he also published derogatory comments about women and creepy remarks about children in underwear. State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is seeking the...
NYPD cop arrested for the second time in less than a week
An NYPD cop was arrested for the second time in less than a week on Monday — for stealing model cars, clothes and hygiene products from a Queens Walgreens just days after he was busted for knifing his former girlfriend, police said.
Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast
So far, at least 60 people were killed in the blast and over 3,000 others were injured
Meghan Markle birthday plans revealed as royal family sends well-wishes from abroad: Source
The Duchess of Sussex turned 39.
Trump to join 'Fox & Friends' Wednesday to discuss coronavirus, 2020 election and China
President Trump will join “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday for an in-depth interview, Fox News Media announced on Tuesday.
Disney's theme park coronavirus closures result in third-quarter hit of $3.5 billion
The Walt Disney Company's theme park closures due to the coronavirus pandemic took their toll on the company's balance sheet in the third quarter.
NYC mayor responds to health commissioner's resignation
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to the resignation of Oxiris Barbot, the city's health commissioner, who helped lead efforts to contain Covid-19.
Vaccine, Beirut, Census: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Air Force may buy 180 new B-21 stealth bombers
It is by no means impossible to envision a U.S. Air Force fleet of as many as 150-to-180 new B-21 bombers, should the service’s force-size vision come to fruition by virtue of the pace and success of construction, new requirements driven by threats and budget availability.
Gallup poll finds 84% of Americans say media to blame for US political divide
A new poll released on Tuesday shows Americans have a growing distrust of the media, with an overwhelming majority saying the press have a political bias and nearly half saying news outlets display a "great deal" of bias.
Nets’ insane upset of Bucks includes huge betting payoff
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-116, as 19-point underdogs Tuesday, pulling off a historic upset. The win was the third-biggest point-spread upset since 1990 according to ESPN — behind the Orlando Magic (+21 at Chicago, 1992) and the Mavericks (+19¹/₂ at Seattle SuperSonics, 1993) — and the largest in 27 years. The Nets...
California's coronavirus test result data may be flawed, says top health official.
Newsom may have relied on faulty numbers when announcing a steep decline in infection rates.
Washington head coach Ron Rivera 'can envision' Alex Smith playing role in QB competition
Alex Smith, who suffered a compound fracture in his right leg in Nov. 2018, has impressed coach Ron Rivera with his recovery during training camp.
Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as airline woes mount
Carrier is the second linked to Richard Branson to seek protection from its debts because of the coronavirus.
Video shows Florida ‘Karen’ use racial slur against landscapers in tirade
"Here's the type of s--t we go through, man," one of the landscapers says to the camera, as the woman stands on nearby on a sidewalk shouting at them.
Democrats blocked effort to slash Hezbollah funding days before border attack
WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress last week blocked an effort to slash funding to Iranian terror organization Hezbollah — just days before the group launched an attack on Israel’s border. According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, the legislation would have cut millions in funding to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) which have...
Doncic's triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OT
Luka Doncic punctuated a triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110.
Australian woman bashed cop's head into 'concrete' for asking about mask: report
An Australian woman allegedly bashed a cop’s head into the ground after being stopped for not wearing a mask — and police believe she’s part of a growing trend of “sovereign citizens,”
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As the pandemic shifts the way people work...are people still flocking to the cities? And with more and more Major League Baseball games being postponed, what's the outlook for the World Series?
Trump's controversial Pentagon No. 3 Anthony Tata is eligible to become acting Defense Secretary
President Trump's controversial pick for a top Pentagon post is eligible to be named Defense Secretary.
Family of SoFi Stadium construction worker who fell to his death is suing developers
A lawsuit alleges that unsafe conditions at the SoFi Stadium building site led to construction worker Juan Becerra's death in a fall in June.
Predators rebound against Coyotes in Game 2, but still face uphill challenge
Nick Bonino, Ryan Johansen help Nashville Predators rebound against Arizona Coyotes with 4-2 win in Game 2.
Earthquake: 3.2 quake felt near Coalinga, Calif.
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 2:28 p.m. Pacific time 11 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the USGS.
Marines find sunken AAV after deadly training accident
The AAV was carrying 15 Marines and one sailor when it sank.
Husband of Los Angeles DA charged with assault for pulling gun on BLM protesters
The husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is facing assault charges for pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters outside the couple’s home earlier this year. David Lacey was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday with three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm over the March 2 incident,...
Five teenagers honored for saving life of King's County deputy
Five teenagers, who were hailed as good samaritans after they saved a sheriff's deputy from being choked to death, were honored on Monday night for their courage and given an award for heroism.
Disney lost $4.7B last quarter as coronavirus closed attractions
Widespread theme park closings and delayed movie releases took a toll on the company's bottom line.
Florida woman kicked off American Airlines flight for wearing 'offensive' mask
American Airlines reportedly kicked a woman off a flight last week because of her ‘offensive’ face mask.
#BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackInNeuro: Black scientists, physicians are using hashtags to uplift
Here's how six groups of Black scientists are seizing the moment to connect and have candid conversations about race.
Navy SEALs suspend ties to museum following use of Kaepernick 'target' for military dog demonstration
The US Navy SEALs will suspend its ties to the privately run Navy SEAL Museum, which is not sponsored by the Navy, amid the fallout of a video filmed there that involved a military working dog demonstration using an individual wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey as a target going viral.
Kansas Republicans in tight race in Senate primary
The Senate primary race in Kansas is crucial as the Republican Party tries to maintain its slim majority. Kansas City Star Washington correspondent Bryan Lowry joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the controversy surrounding GOP primary candidate Kris Kobach, who's running against U.S. Representative Roger Marshall and businessman Bob Hamilton.
FBI has opened 300 'domestic terror' investigations as a result of riots, attorney tells Capitol hearing on Antifa
The FBI has opened more than 300 domestic terrorism investigations against rioters since George Floyd's death in Minneapolis kicked off nationwide unrest, a federal attorney revealed Tuesday in a hearing on Capitol Hill on Antifa and violent protests.
Andrew McCutchen ticked off by Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak
The Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak forced the Phillies to pause play for a week, and one Philadelphia player was not happy about it. “I was upset at everything that’s transpired through that … whoever decided to step out or not necessarily follow the health and safety protocol,” veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen said Monday in a podcast...
President Trump downplays the legacy of Rep. John Lewis and complains Rep. Lewis didn't attend his inauguration
Paul Begala joins The Lead.
Coronavirus or West Nile? CDC reports 17 cases of mosquito disease that present symptoms similarly to COVID-19
CDC reports 17 cases of West Nile Disease , how to differentiate between COVID-19 and West Nile
These high-waisted Fabletics leggings are a workout must-have
Working out is one of the keys to staying healthy. But we realize you probably still want to look stylish while enjoying your run, walk or even a hike. And the Mila leggings from Fablectics are a highly rated option you should totally consider for your next athleisure purchase. The high-waisted leggings are an exercise...
Black SUVs line up for laid-off employees outside NBCUniversal offices
You’re fired — but you’re going out like a big shot! A cluster of black Chevy Tahoe SUVs lined up outside NBCUniversal’s Manhattan headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center early Tuesday — but instead of celebrities or media moguls, they were gathered to haul away employees who had just gotten pink slips, sources told The Post....
Israel uses UN channels to offer aid to Lebanon after deadly Beirut blast
Israel is using diplomatic channels to offer humanitarian aid to Lebanon following a devastating blast in Beirut Tuesday that killed at least 60 people and injured thousands more, according to reports. “Pursuant to his approval of humanitarian and medical assistance to Lebanon, Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has instructed NSC head Ben-Shabbat to speak with UN...
Kelly Stafford describes 'nightmare' COVID-19 scare involving husband Matthew, rips NFL
The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday that quarterback Matthew Stafford did not have COVID-19 after a false positive test last week.
Jamaica's high court ruled a school was legally right in banning a child with dreadlocks
A school that said a student couldn't attend classes if she didn't cut her dreadlocks did not infringe on the child's constitutional rights, the Supreme Court of Jamaica ruled Friday.
One dead, four others injured in Los Angeles mansion party shooting
A mansion party on Los Angeles' famed Mulholland Drive on Monday turned deadly when someone opened fire, killing a 35-year-old woman and injuring several others, police said Tuesday.
Amazon removes shoe with racial slur in product description
Amazon has removed a shoe from its platform that allegedly contained a racial slur in its description.
Woman, two kids killed in New York State Thruway crash
Three family members were killed and five were injured Monday night when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a car on the New York State Thruway and sent it barreling into another vehicle, police said. The tragic accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the Town of Ulster when 61-year-old Luc Leblanc, of Sala derry-de-val, Quebec, slammed into...
CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children
Parents should be alert for signs of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a rare paralyzing polio-like condition that affects young children, the CDC says.
Millions of people are at risk for flooding, high winds as Isaias moves north
Meteorologist Tom Sater reports.
Why do we still have The Bomb?
William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina write that despite decades of efforts from the highest levels of governments to ban nuclear weapons, they are still alive and well today. Moreover, under President Trump, The Bomb is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance with expanded funding and the US abandoning arms treaties.