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See Alex Jones take the stand for the first time in his CT defamation trial

InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand for the first time in the defamation trial brought against him in Connecticut by families of Sandy Hook victims. Jones has said the shooting was a hoax and the victims were crisis actors, CNN's Eric Hill reports.
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Chat with David Ignatius about the war in Ukraine and foreign affairs
David's Q&A with readers starts at 12 p.m. ET on Monday. Submit your questions now.
Amid October pitching questions, Dodgers find 'right lanes' in win over Cardinals
The Dodgers received solid innings from Clayton Kershaw and their bullpen in a 6-2 win over the Cardinals that left Dave Roberts encouraged.
Mariah Carey and Metallica rock Central Park at Global Citizen Festival
The 10th edition of the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.
Caleb Williams to Jordan Addison TD saves USC in comeback vs. Oregon State
After struggling most of the game, quarterback Caleb Williams connects on a touchdown pass to Jordan Addison to help USC stay undefeated on the season.
Nancy Pelosi booed in guest appearance at NYC’s Global Citizen music festival
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not so warmly received when she made a surprise guest appearance at the Global Citizen’s music festival.
Why Roger Maris’ special season doesn’t match up to Aaron Judge’s
Times have changed in 61 years, and that’s no scoop. Aaron Judge isn’t feeling exactly the same kind of pressures Roger Maris felt. For instance, Judge doesn’t have to confront pesky reporters before every game, and there’s no evidence he has lost any hair. He looks as pretty as ever. (For the record, I wonder...
Italy expected to look right as polls open in national election
Polls opened Sunday in the Italian national elections, with the far-right Brothers of Italy party -- led by Giorgia Meloni -- poised to make big gains after the collapse of two governments since the last election.
5 things to know about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
Sunday is the start of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days.
‘Chucky’ Lozano rescata al Tri en Pasadena y Martino aclara su ausencia en entrenamiento del viernes
Gerardo Martino, entrenador del seleccionado mexicano, vivió momentos de frustración al ver que su equipo que enfrentará a Polonia el 22 de noviembre tuvo problemas para generar llegadas.
Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum
The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba's frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives.
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Javier “Chicharito” Hernández's two goals help Galaxy earn key win at San Jose
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández scored two goals Saturday night, and the Galaxy prevailed 3-2 over the San Jose Earthquakes to boost their playoff hopes.
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Powerball Numbers for September 24, Saturday's Jackpot Was $270 Million
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot had a cash-value option worth $145.5 million.
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Biden declares Florida state of emergency, postpones trip as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens
President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian gained strength and barreled toward the Sunshine State.
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Rutgers loses 20th consecutive Big Ten home game in Iowa defeat
Cooper DeJean scored on a 45-yard interception return as Iowa rode its defense to 27-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night in Piscataway, N.J.
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Can LeBron James Play College Sports? NBA Superstar Floats Idea on Twitter
LeBron James was regarded as a top high school football player in Ohio before he declared for the NBA Draft in 2003.
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News Analysis: Mexico coach Tata Martino marches on as hot seat gets warmer ahead of World Cup
Even Saturday's 1-0 win over Peru before 62,729 mostly green-clad fans at the Rose Bowl is unlikely to placate critics of Mexico coach Tata Martino.
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Liz Cheney on if she prefers Democrats hold House majority: 'It's a tough question'
Liz Cheney told a crowd at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday that she is unsure whether she would prefer for Democrats to hold their majority in the House.
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Inside the Bizarre Inter-Party Dynamics of the Top PA Campaigns
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyAt a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh this month, Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro weaved his way through the crowd, approaching Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman with an open palm.The two went in for the sort of handshake exchanged between teammates in a locker room, with a slap on the back to top it off. Fetterman pointed both his index fingers in the air at Shapiro, shouting out, “Our next governor!”Shapiro, his voice bellowing through the crowd, pointed back at Fetterman, exclaiming, “The 51st vote!”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Biden cancels DNC rally appearance in Orlando next week as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens over Caribbean Sea
President Joe Biden canceled his trip to Orlando, Florida next week amid a looming tropical storm over the Caribbean Sea. Biden was scheduled to speak at a DNC rally.
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'I don't want to die for someone else's ambitions': Men across Russia face mobilization
Tension was in the air as a long trail of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan late Friday night.
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Autumn’s coolness goes on for a second day in Washington
For more than two days, city sees no temperature above 71.
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How Medical Records Sow Discrimination
Lynne Shallcross/KHNBy Darius Tahir | KHNDavid Confer, a bicyclist and an audio technician, told his doctor he “used to be Ph.D. level” during a 2019 appointment in Washington, D.C. Confer, then 50, was speaking figuratively: He was experiencing brain fog—a symptom of his liver problems. But did his doctor take him seriously? Now, after his death, Confer’s partner, Cate Cohen, doesn’t think so.Confer, who was Black, had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma two years before. His prognosis was positive. But during chemotherapy, his symptoms—brain fog, vomiting, back pain—suggested trouble with his liver, and he was later diagnosed with cirrhosis. He died in 2020, unable to secure a transplant. Throughout, Cohen, now 45, felt her partner’s clinicians didn’t listen closely to him and had written him off.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The WNBA Star Turned Team Owner Who Found Her Voice
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty and Courtesy of Renee MontgomeryThis is an excerpt from the book The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice, edited by Steve Fiffer and to be published by NewSouth Books this November. For The Moment, Fiffer interviewed more than 35 activists of all ages, backgrounds, and professions. Among those featured are Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative; Don Katz, founder of; and award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat. Excerpts featuring Jackson, MS Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Professor Ebony Lumumba, Zev Shapiro, and Christian Picciolini appeared here previously.Renee Montgomery, 35, is the co-owner/vice president of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Dream—one of the few Black women to be a major owner of a major sports franchise. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, she was a two-time All American and national champion at the University of Connecticut and an All Star and two-time WNBA champion. In June 2020, she opted out of the Dream’s WNBA season to be a “catalyst” for social justice reform, creating the non-partisan "Remember the 3rd" campaign, dedicated to political education and turning out voters in Georgia for the November 3, 2020, special election for the U.S. Senate. She retired from the game in 2021. In addition to her involvement with the Dream, she co-hosts the podcast Montgomery & Co. and has created the Renee Montgomery Foundation.After George Floyd was murdered and the protests began, I was sitting on the couch with my wife, Sirena, and we were looking at the national news, which was talking about what was going on in Atlanta. I'm looking out my window, and I'm looking at the same images that are on TV. I'm in Atlanta! I can see firsthand what's going on. And it was being portrayed in a way that I didn't see or feel. People were trying to make it seem like there was negative energy here, that there was anger. But when I was at the protest, there was a community feel. It felt like people were banding together for a cause.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL
Democrats are not without ammunition in midterm campaigning, as Americans broadly reject the U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.
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CBS Weekend News, September 24, 2022
Fiona arrives in Atlantic Canada as Florida eyes potential hurricane; Seal turns itself into Massachusetts police after week-long pursuit
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Carolyn Hax: Mom’s angry at other moms for daughter’s middle-school snub
A mom is upset about her middle-school daughter's exclusion and wants to confront the moms of her now-former friends.
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Ask Amy: Atheist wants an honest but kind way to bow out of religious activities
An atheist isn't sure how to tell their friend that they don't want to attend her twins' Bar-Mitzvahs.
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Who will be Nets’ final starter and other burning questions in Brooklyn
As the Nets get set to open training camp, here's the rundown of what to watch for this season in Brooklyn:
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Three people shot, including 14-year-old, across NYC Saturday night
A 14-year-old boy was shot in Manhattan and two men were shot in Brooklyn late Saturday evening, according to police.
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A Theory About Ancient Israel and Opium May Have Just Been Proved
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyArcheologists excavating outside of Tel Aviv, Israel have unearthed evidence of the narcotic opium in 3,400-year-old graves. The opium was discovered in eight pottery containers found as part of a series of Late Bronze Ag burials. The surprising announcement raises a whole host of questions. How did the substance get there? What was opium used for? And, why was it discovered in graves?The graves themselves were excavated in 2012 as part of a larger project overseen by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The containers discovered interred alongside human remains were then subject to further investigation and chemical analysis. Scientists from Weizmann Institute of Science and archeologists from Tel Aviv University collaborated on an examination and interpretation of the residue found in the jars. The results, published this summer in Archaeometry, showed the presence of opium alkaloids in a number of different containers including both locally produced Canaanite jars as well as distinctively shaped base-ring jugs from Cyprus. The base-ring jugs—which, incidentally, resemble the shape of an inverted closed poppy flower—had contained the highest concentrations of opium.Today, poppies are most widely known either as a delicious bagel topping or as the raw material for heroin or morphine. The earliest mention of the opium poppy (papaver somniferum) comes from a Sumerian clay tablet inscribed around 3000 BCE. The tablets, which provide instructions for cultivating the plant, call it “Gil” or “happiness.” The Sumerians harvested poppy juice from the tall plants early in the morning and then stored it in clay jars. According to Mark David Merlin, the author of On the Trail of the Ancient Opium Poppy, most or even all “prehistoric people who used the opium poppy to produce drugs, probably did so by boiling, steeping, or soaking the capsules in order to extract the psychoactive ingredients.” The opium was subsequently transported in liquid form.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mushroom Meat Is Cheap and Yummy—Why Don’t We Eat It More?
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Mushrooms are having a moment. Not only has the fungus turned into one of the summer's most surprising fashion trends, but ads for mushroom drinks, supplements, and face serums have been sprouting up on people's TikTok and Instagram feeds like their real-life counterparts. It also helps that the enigmatic nature of the mushrooms has captured the world's imagination like never before through the popular documentaries like Fantastic Fungi. Take mycelium, for example. This is a network of root-like fungal fibers responsible for connecting almost all plant life together. Now, they're even making their way to our stomachs in a way that might surprise you. Mycelium mushroom roots can be transformed into meat like substances that could radically change the alternative meat industry and provide sustainable, healthy protein for a rapidly growing population. Given the urgent need to create sustainable food products in a world rapidly coming to terms with climate disaster, fungi-based meats might not only have unique advantages over animals, but other plant-based meats too.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Don’t Repeat Our COVID Mistakes When It Comes to Climate
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/GettyThe COVID-19 pandemic did not see bodies pile high or mass graves. The numbers being reported in the press are just that—abstract numbers. In the absence of visible evidence of imminent doom, the risk to human life can be weighed against the risk to economic well-being, individual freedom, or poten­tial social disorder—and people come to different conclusions. Some have gone so far as to claim that the COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax conjured by government authorities to impose tyrannical controls over the pop­ulation.Pandemics test the ability of societies to act collec­tively, either within nations or internationally. To do so effectively requires social capital—the notion of a com­munity sharing values, norms, trust in institutions and each other, and a sense of shared purpose that is not im­posed but freely agreed upon. It does not mean the ab­sence of difference or debate but rather relationships that are marked by mutual respect and goodwill. That would hardly describe contemporary America—or indeed many countries today. Even countries many would consider as rating high on a “social capital” index, have experienced violence in response to COVID-19 restrictions and requirements.Had the COVID-19 pandemic posed a much greater threat to life, shared dread might have forced social bonding. The COVID-19 pandemic appeared serious enough to demand collective action, but not dangerous enough to set aside our differences. We had the science to address the pandemic. We lacked the social accord.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Kansas State upsets No. 6 Oklahoma for third time in four seasons
Quarterback Adrian Martinez produced five touchdowns (one passing, four rushing) to guide Kansas State to an upset of Oklahoma in Norman.      
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Why Americans Can’t Agree on How to Handle the Migrant Crisis
Dominic Chavez for The Washington Post via GettyLast week’s flight of about 50 migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard, orchestrated by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, was an unscrupulous stunt.It’s unlikely that it ruined any lives, for the migrants are already bringing a lawsuit against DeSantis, and media attention to their plight will probably bring them further support most new arrivals don’t receive. Still, the scheme was by all accounts deceptive, spiteful, and trollish.At least, that’s what it looks like to those, like me, who favor a much looser immigration policy than we have right now.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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LAWRENCE JONES: New Orleans becoming America's new murder capital is an 'absolute tragedy'
Fox News host Lawrence Jones calls on New Orleans city leaders to "step up" as the city overtakes St. Louis as America's murder capital on "Lawrence Jones Cross Country."
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Hilaria Baldwin Gives Birth to 7th Child with Alec Baldwin, ‘Ilaria Catalina Irena'
Hilaria Baldwin gave birth Thursday to Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin, her seventh child with Alec Baldwin and his eighth, she announced on Instagram on Saturday.
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NASA’s DART Mission Is About to Start the Fight Against Asteroid Apocalypse
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/NASAOn Monday, astronomers and scientists the world over will be waiting with bated breath to see if NASA can smash a very expensive computer into a space rock. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is the agency’s attempt to see if it can ever-so-slightly change the velocity of an asteroid in orbit—something that sounds small (and perhaps a little pointless), but could have life-altering consequences someday in the future.The idea is that if some giant rock out there were to, say, pose a species-annihilating, extinction-level threat to Earth, we could use a device like DART—dubbed a “kinetic impactor”—to nudge it out of the way of our planet. There’d be no need to sacrifice a secret U.S.-Russian spacecraft to blow it up with nuclear bombs. And no sending a team of oil drillers instead of astronauts to the asteroid… to also blow it up with nuclear bombs. In fact, the concept behind DART just seems like a glorified game of bumper cars in the cosmos at first blush.But really, it’s the start of a working planetary defense system—one that could someday save our entire species from extinction.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Walter Hill Made ‘The Warriors.’ Now He’s Back—Guns Blazing—With the Western ‘Dead for a Dollar.’
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyAt last month’s Venice Film Festival, Walter Hill received the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award for his illustrious writing and directing career. Nonetheless, fifty years after his screenplay for The Getaway propelled him on his celebrated professional path, the artist remains a maestro of modern genre storytelling, as evidenced by his newest feature, Dead for a Dollar.A 19th-century Western about a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who’s hired by a businessman (Hamish Linklater) to track down his wife (Rachel Brosnahan) and the Black army deserter (Brandon Scott) responsible for supposedly kidnapping her—a mission that eventually leads to confrontation with an old bandit nemesis (Willem Dafoe)—Hill’s film is a throwback to the classic oaters of Hollywood’s heyday, except with a particularly contemporary interest in racial and gender dynamics. It’s also, per Hill trademark, a rugged and rousing action affair of no-nonsense performances and robust set pieces, culminating with a shootout that’s as vigorous as anything in the director’s canon.Though Dead for a Dollar is Hill’s first big-screen desperado saga since 1995’s Wild Bill, much of his cinema is indebted to the Western, from 1975’s Charles Bronson brawler Hard Times and 1987’s cartel drama Extreme Prejudice to 1996’s Akira Kurosawa remake Last Man Standing. Hill crafts moral films full of characters who adhere to (or defy, at their peril) personal codes of conduct, all while delivering a steady stream of breakneck thrills and suspense. Whether pioneering the buddy-cop genre with 1982’s 48 Hours, critiquing Vietnam with 1981’s Southern Comfort, staging a gangland epic with 1979’s The Warriors, or inspiring numerous crime works (Drive, Baby Driver, even Grand Theft Auto) with 1978’s The Driver, Hill infuses his varied projects with distinctive muscularity. That once again proves true with his latest, which reunites him with his Streets of Fire star Willem Dafoe, and which is marked by a toughness and economy that’s rarely found in today’s domestic multiplex fare.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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No. 23 Texas A&M's fumble recovery handed off for touchdown propels Aggies over No. 10 Arkansas
Just two weeks after being upset at home by an unranked Appalachian State team, Texas A&M took down No. 10 Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
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Hochul’s insane green power scheme may raise New Yorkers’ power costs
While Gov. Hochul pushes hydro electricity — rejecting less expensive, safer nuclear and natural-gas power — Wall Street reaps investment benefits and consumers could face higher costs.
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Tropical Storm Ian is "rapidly intensifying," could hit Florida as major hurricane
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state, which is at risk of seeing major flash flooding.
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Julius Randle’s ability to play off ball the biggest Knicks question
With the addition of Jalen Brunson to the Knicks, Julius Randle will have to adjust to playing off the ball more this season.
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Disappearance of Ala. college grad tied to man who killed parents as a boy
In 1993, when he was 12 years old, Rick Ennis murdered his parents. But did he kill Lori Ann Slesinski?
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Louise Fletcher, Oscar-winning "Cuckoo's Nest" actor, dies at 88
Fletcher's character in ""One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was so memorable, she would become the basis for a Netflix series 45 years later.
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Republican turnout will exceed even what we predict: Robert Cahaly
Trafalgar Group senior strategist Robert Cahaly shares what pollsters are "getting wrong" and how that might lead to "under-reporting GOP" support on "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino."
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Jets looking to turn heat up on Bengals and Joe Burrow
So far, the Jets have not been in much of a rush this season. They are looking for that to change Sunday against the Bengals and Joe Burrow.
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DAN BONGINO: Is the United States on the communist fast track?
Dan Bongino examines the history of communism and propaganda in the United States during Saturday's opening monologue of "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino."
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Hurricane Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada
Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late Friday, but it still had hurricane-strength winds and brought drenching rains and huge waves. There was no confirmation of fatalities or injuries.
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