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Prison Heat

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think.

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Asian Americans

John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term “Asian American”, the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.

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Sponsored Content

John Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important, how sponsored content could damage that integrity, and why the Venus Veil is so much more than a blanket! (It’s not.)

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Stand Your Ground

John Oliver takes a look at why “stand your ground” laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don’t.

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John Oliver discusses the importance of Black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.

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Georgia secretary of state and wife receive death threats amid election recount

Georgia’s secretary of state has reportedly received death threats along with his wife as the state conducts a recount of the presidential election, amid pressure from his fellow Republicans to find ways to exclude ballots.

Brad Raffensperger’s wife was sent several threatening text messages after he announced the state would conduct a hand recount of the presidential race, as President Donald Trump and some Georgia Republicans promoted unfounded claims of voting irregularities and mismanagement.

One message sent to Mr Raffensperger’s wife read: “Your husband deserves to face a firing squad.”

Pelosi calls McCarthy ‘a moron’ for his mask mandate criticism

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician’s mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party leaders.

“He’s such a moron,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said while getting into her SUV outside the Capitol, when asked about the House minority leader.

The Trump campaign’s ‘Four Seasons’ landscaping fixation went deeper than you know

For those watching it in real time, there were two questions that lingered in the air on the sun-drenched day in early November that Rudy Giuliani held a quickly arranged press conference in front of Four Seasons Total Landscaping.

The first was: Just how far was the then-president’s lawyer willing to go to push his election fraud conspiracies? The second was: Why the hell did Giuliani choose this place?

What I Heard in the White House Basement

I knew the president had clear and straightforward talking points—I’d written them.

One phone call changed my life.

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, I was seated at the table in one of the two Situation Rooms in the basement of the West Wing. The bigger room is famous from movies and TV shows, but this room is smaller, more typically businesslike: a long wooden table with 10 chairs, maybe a dozen more chairs against wood-paneled walls, and a massive TV screen. This was the room where President Barack Obama and his team watched a feed of the Osama bin Laden raid. This morning, the screen was off. We were all focused intently on the triangular conference-call speaker in the middle of the table. President Donald Trump’s communications team was placing a call to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, and we were there to listen.

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Beasley, C. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Cole Beasley just had a career season in 2020, and he should once again be productive this year. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. Last season, Beasley set career highs in targets (107), catches (82) and yards (967), and he also scored four touchdowns. He did this while playing through a fracture in his leg to close the season. He should be 100 percent healthy to open training camp, and Beasley should be No. 2 on the team in targets behind Stefon Diggs, even with the addition of receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Beasley is a trusted weapon for Josh Allen, which has proven to be a good commodity for Fantasy managers. (
ADP: 7.01 — 11.11
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Born: April 26, 1989, Houston, TX

Facts Are No Match For Trump Supporters

Apparently, Trump supporters don’t need evidence to make their points. Watch the full special, Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse: Into the MAGAverse on Paramount Plus.


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Republicans choose power over truth as hopes for bipartisan January 6 commission dim

The growing Republican blockade against the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the US Capitol insurrection on January 6 has crystallized the party’s fixation with the 2022 midterm elections.

Even on a grave matter of national security, the GOP has concluded that the political price for standing with former President Donald Trump is preferable to the electoral cost of breaking with the disgraced former President.
More than four months after Trump stoked the January 6 rebellion with his lies about the 2020 election, the vast majority of GOP lawmakers demonstrated this week that they see no upside for revisiting the dangerous events that unfolded at the Capitol even if it means that Americans will never get a full explanation of how close Trump’s supporters came to overthrowing democracy — findings that could prevent a similar incident from happening again.

President Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg On Twitter

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist who was just named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, was targeted by President Trump on Twitter Thursday. Backlash followed quickly. NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker reports for TODAY.

Trump finishes with worst first term approval rating ever

Poll of the week: A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that President Donald Trump’s approval rating stands at 33%, while his disapproval is at 60%.

An average of recent polls finds Trump with a 38% approval rating and 59% disapproval rating.

Three-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: NFC West

The San Francisco 49ers are not that far removed from a place in the Super Bowl, so Niners fans will soon be looking at the quarterback John Lynch picks at No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft as the savior who can get them back to the pinnacle of the sport.

San Francisco does get a quarterback in this three-round NFC West mock draft, but it’s not the quarterback many will expect. Elsewhere in the division, the Seattle Seahawks came out on top last season but have almost no draft capital to get younger and better for 2021, while the Los Angeles Rams go another season without a first-round pick but do have a few middle-round picks to work with. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals continue to believe in their tremendous upside but are yet to put it all together on the field in the Kliff Kingsbury/Kyler Murray era.

Rep. Jim Jordan, After Dodging Question, Admits He Spoke To Trump On Jan. 6

After ducking the question multiple times, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) admitted Tuesday on Fox News that he spoke to then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, but he refused to disclose what they discussed.

Jordan, a staunch Trump ally, was rejected last week from joining the House select committee appointed to investigate the U.S. Capitol riot after his name was put forward by House Republican leadership.

First Amendment News

This article defines the 1st Amendment as it is written in the U.S. Constitution — and documents related news and events.

Gallup, M. – Dal (WR)

Michael Gallup Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Gallup seems to be the consensus player on the outside looking in on this Dallas offense, but we shouldn’t completely write him off just yet. Through the first five weeks of the season when Dak was healthy, Gallup was the WR29 in all of fantasy football. This is while Cooper and Lamb were both top-15 options too. Gallup will be a bit boom-or-bust week in and week out, but he has the potential to be a matchup winner with his big performances. Based on last season’s ups-and-downs, Gallup’s going to have a depressed ADP that’s perfect for the type of role he can fill for your fantasy roster. As a FLEX option, you can plug him into your lineup and live with the boom-or-bust performances and it’s not going to significantly hurt your roster. Invest in this high-powered offense in Dallas if you can and Gallup’s price tag is a perfect way to do just that. (
ADP: 7.01 — 12.01
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Born: March 4, 1996, Atlanta, GA

Conner, J. – Ari (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: James Conner joined the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, placing him in a committee with Chase Edmonds. The uncertainty around his role makes Conner a high-upside No. 3 running back draftable as early as Round 5. Conner has actually been more efficient as a pass catcher than Edmonds, but the expectations is that Conner will handle the early down and short yardage work while Edmonds works more in the passing game. Kliff Kingsbury’s offense has produced 34 running back touchdowns over the past two seasons, giving Conner top-15 upside. (
ADP: 3.08 — 9.11
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Born: May 5, 1995, Erie, PA


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Minnesota Corn Dog

Deep-fried anything is the epitome of fairground food. These hand-held crispy and sweet State Fair Corn Dogs are the founding father of the state fair food-on-a-stick craze!

Ekeler, A. – LAC (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (6/23) Advice: Austin Ekeler’s reception-heavy upside carries him as a first-round value in PPR formats, but not necessarily in non-PPR. He followed up his breakout 2019 season with a modest 2020 thanks in part to a hamstring injury that cost him six starts. Still, the Chargers rusher averaged 93.3 total yards per game, just 3.6 yards off his 2019 average. He also averaged 5.4 receptions per game, 0.4 grabs off what he did a year prior. Ekeler has comfortably moved into the lead role, but he still has work to do when it comes to getting carries near the goal line (one last year, six the year before) and heavy workloads (15-plus touches in just 17 of his past 40 games). Maybe that puts Ekeler toward the beginning of Round 2 in non- and half-PPR leagues, but the catches he’ll get from game to game keep him in play as a top-10 overall choice in full PPR. (
ADP: 1.01 — 2.06
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Born: May 17, 1995, Lincoln, NE

The Best Taco Recipes For National Taco Day

It’s National Taco Day – on a Monday! We love being able to celebrate tacos any day of the week. We love the eggplant options, but you can’t miss with any of these. Here’s some of our favorite taco recipes.

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