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Past articles by Joel:

Federalist writer, Fox News guest Bre Payton dies at 26

A profile on shared by Murtaugh says that Payton was battling the flu and "possibly meningitis." → Read More

Trapper shoots grizzly bear that likely killed his wife and baby in Canada, authorities say

The 37-year-old woman and her 10-month-old baby were attacked by a grizzly bear in the Yukon on Monday. → Read More

The man who was celebrated as Pearl Harbor's oldest survivor has died at 106

San Diego native Ray Chavez was celebrated as the oldest living veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack. He died Wednesday at the age of 106. → Read More

Fox News guest apologizes for comparing Hillary Clinton to herpes during segment mix-up

Fox News guest Anna Paulina compared former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to a sexually transmitted disease. → Read More

No charges for FedEx driver who responded to 'racist vitriol' by fatally punching back

FedEx driver Timothy Warren acted in self-defense when he fatally punched Joseph Magnuson on September 26 in Portland, Oregon, prosecutors say. → Read More

Gibbon on birth control gives birth, much to the surprise of zoo keepers

Eloise — a 37-year-old siamang who had been on birth control for years — gave birth to a new baby on Nov. 12, at the San Diego Zoo. → Read More

Man shoots buck with two heads. One had been dead for quite awhile.

One buck died after fighting with the survivor, but he couldn't disentangle his rack from the dead deer and dragged him around until a head remained. → Read More

'Build the wall' toy says Trump's wall would protect against 'mob' of migrants

Conservative retailer Keep and Bear soon will begin shipping a LEGO-like "build the wall" toy that extols the virtues of Donald Trump's proposed border wall. → Read More

Andrew Gillum withdraws concession in Florida's governor race amid recount

Unofficial election results showed Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points. → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez says Fox News segment on her rent struggles mocked the middle class

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Fox News anchors spread lies about her personal finances and laughed about the middle class housing crisis in a segment where they discussed an interview she conducted with the New York Times. → Read More

An emotional 'Christmas' ad was blocked from TV for being too political

The short film "Rang-tan" was set to be the centerpiece of a U.K. supermarket's Christmas promotions, but the company says the ad has been "banned" from television for being too political. → Read More

NRA told 'anti-gun doctors' to 'stay in their lane' hours before mass shooting

A tweet by the National Rifle Association of America criticizing "anti-gun doctors" has sparked backlash in light of the Thousand Oaks mass shooting. → Read More

Funeral mass for brutal gangster 'Whitey' Bulger: 'We entrust our final judgment to God'

A private funeral for gangster James “Whitey’’ Bulger was held Thursday in South Boston, the same area where Bulger grew up and ran his ruthless gang. → Read More

Trash compactor crushes man looking for cellphone: 'He's very lucky to be alive'

Scott Walsh suffered a cracked skull, ruptured neck arteries and broken legs after he fell down an apartment's trash chute and into a compactor. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke drops f-bomb on live TV, thanks supporters in fiery concession speech

Speaking to his supporters during his concession speech, O'Rourke said: "All of you, showing the country how you do this. I'm so f---ing proud of you guys." → Read More

These are the historic 'firsts' for women and minority candidates in 2018

Several candidates made history with their November 6 election victories, recording firsts for minorities and women in American politics. → Read More

Brian Kemp, criticized for overseeing Georgia election, runs into trouble casting vote

Georgia's Secretary of State and Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp was one of the state's voters who ran into a technical issue when voting Tuesday. → Read More

Man, rescued at sea with stolen gold coins, will likely plead guilty in wife's disappearance

Lewis Bennett had maintained his innocence in the disappearance of his wife during their honeymoon, but is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter. → Read More

Bug repellent made from coconut oil works better than DEET, government study says

The study found that fatty acids derived from coconut oil had long-lasting insect repelling properties against flies, ticks, bed bugs and mosquitoes. → Read More

Daredevil couple dies while taking Yosemite selfie, report says

A couple who fatally fell from a Yosemite National Park overlook last week were adventurers in the process of taking a selfie, according to AP. → Read More