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Actor Anne Heche Pronounced 'Brain Dead' At 53: Family [UPDATED]

Actor Anne Heche was pronounced “brain dead” on Friday following injuries from a car crash days earlier, according to a joint statement her family and friends shared with news outlets. HuffPost and other outlets initially reported on Friday that Heche had died. Her family and friends later clarified to CNN and NBC News that she was on life support while they determine if she’s a match for organ donation. ...

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House passes Inflation Reduction Act, sending climate and health bill to Biden

House Democrats on Friday approved a sprawling bill to lower prescription drug costs, address global warming, raise taxes on some billion-dollar corporations and reduce the federal deficit, sending to President Biden the long-delayed, last component of his economic agenda in time for this year's elections. The 220-207 vote marked the culmination of more than a year and a half of debate that at times pitted the party's lawmakers against each other, revealing Democrats' fierce ideological divides ...

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Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week’s decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights, even though there was a 165,000-vote difference and a recount won’t change the result. Melissa Leavitt, of Colby in far western Kansas, requested the recount and declined to comment to reporters Friday evening, citing work obligations. But she said on an online site raising funds for a recoun ...

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Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, unable to speak, and may lose an eye, his agent told the New York

“The news is not good,” Andrew Wylie, Rushdie’s agent, said Friday evening. “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.” ...

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Southern Baptist Convention under federal investigation for sexual abuse scandal

Federal investigators are probing the Southern Baptist Convention over its handling of sexual abuse following the publication of an explosive report that found top officials had for two decades silenced abuse survivors and fought reforms out of fears of lawsuits, leaders of the nation’s second-largest faith group said on Friday. In a statement, the SBC’s top leadership body, the Executive Committee, confirmed that the Department of Justice is looking into “multiple” Southern Baptist entities. ...

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Republicans may have shot themselves in the foot by hammering the DOJ to release the search warrant

(Insider) Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday at a news conference that the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal portions of the warrant following Trump's "public confirmation of the search." But legal experts and political strategists warn that Trump's allies may have bitten off more than they could chew and that the maneuver could ultimately backfire on the former president and his party as this year's midterm elections loom. "Republican strategists have no clue how bad this is gonna be yet," said Luis Alvarado, a longtime GOP consultant.

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Merrick Garland's surprise announcement calls the Trump-GOP bluff

(Washington Post) Since Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was searched by FBI agents, Republicans have relentlessly attacked the bureau, the Justice Department and Attorney General Merrick Garland for conducting a supposed political vendetta. Unfortunately, too often the press has allowed their baseless accusations to pollute this story, so a bizarre inversion of reality has been given nearly equal weight with known facts.

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Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, unable to speak, and may lose an eye, his agent told the New York

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Southern Baptist Convention under federal investigation for sexual abuse scandal

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Actor Anne Heche Pronounced 'Brain Dead' At 53: Family [UPDATED]

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