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Past articles by Andrew:

WhatsApp to let users store encrypted backups to cloud

WhatsApp announced it will allow users of the popular Facebook-owned messaging service to store end-to-end encrypted backup copies of their messages to the cloud, adding a new layer of protection from prying eyes. → Read More

Estate of Trump supporter fatally shot after Portland rally sues city over death

The city of Portland, Oregon, has been sued over the death of Aaron "Jay" Danielson, a supporter of the right-leaning Patriot Prayer group who was fatally shot allegedly by a backer of the left-wing Antifa movement. → Read More

Texas GOP website hacked, apparently as retaliation for Heartbeat Act

The official website for the Texas Republican Party,, was hacked Saturday in retribution for the newly enacted "Heartbeat Act" law that bans abortions in the state after six weeks from conception. → Read More

Capitol riot worse for America than 9/11, says failed Florida Democratic congressional candidate

Pam Keith, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, reflected on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by saying the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has replaced it as the worst day in recent U.S. history. → Read More

‘Reprehensible’ Lincoln’s statue should be removed too, suggested Missouri Republican lawmaker

Republican Missouri state Rep. Tony Lovasco suggested dismantling monuments to former President Abraham Lincoln in light of a longstanding statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee being removed this week. → Read More

9:30 Club plans to open ‘exact replica’ of D.C. concert venue’s former location

A new concert hall coming to the nation's capital will be an exact replica of the former 9:30 Club, a small and storied venue that closed more than 25 years ago to reopen nearby, its owner said Friday. → Read More

Mary Trump slams ‘disgraceful’ uncle Donald for participating in boxing event on 9/11 anniversary

Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump's niece, railed against her uncle for participating in a pay-per-view boxing match this Saturday evening on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Roger Stone says he believes Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024

Roger Stone, former President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, said he believes his friend has decided to run for the White House again in 2024. → Read More

REvil ransomware group reappears online nearly two months since going dark

REvil, a so-called "ransomware-as-a-service" provider blamed for some of the year's biggest cyberattacks, has reemerged online nearly two months since abruptly vanishing from the web. → Read More

KISS to resume tour following double COVID-19 cases within band; postponed concerts rescheduled

KISS has rescheduled several concerts that were postponed due to bandmates and co-founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons testing positive for COVID-19 within days of one another. → Read More

Fauci warns ‘COVID is not done with us,’ tells Americans to remain vigilant against virus

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci voiced concerns about rushing to return to normalcy and warned that further mass outbreaks of COVID-19 are likely if Americans continue to prematurely put the pandemic in their past. → Read More

Jim Jordan declares ‘Real America is done’ with COVID-19 as college football fans pack stadiums

Rep. Jim Jordan touted video footage of a packed stadium for a recent college football game and said "Real America" is done with COVID-19. → Read More

Donald Trump to provide commentary during boxing match on 9/11: Promoter

Former President Donald Trump will provide commentary during a pay-per-view boxing match Saturday. → Read More

Fauci on maskless crowds packing college football games: ‘I don’t think it’s smart’

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, reacted critically Tuesday to images showing maskless crowds of people packed together in the stands of a recent college football game. → Read More

Jan. 6 emails detail gun arrests on morning of Capitol riot; person had rifle on National Mall

Newly published messages exchanged by police early on Jan. 6 show that authorities had detained several people for possessing firearms hours before the U.S. Capitol building was breached by rioters. → Read More

Howard Stern calls for mandatory vaccines, says it’s ‘good’ anti-vax radio host died of COVID-19

Howard Stern pushed for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday while railing against "nut jobs" who refuse to get jabbed, including several fellow radio personalities who recently died from the disease. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten become parents to baby boy and girl

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten revealed Saturday they are the parents of a baby girl and boy, Penelope Rose and Joseph August, and shared a photo showing them altogether. → Read More

Watchdog asks for ethics probe after Republicans threaten retaliation over Jan. 6 records requests

A watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia warned of consequences for telecommunication companies that comply with subpoenas issued by the Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6. attack on the U.S. Capitol building seeking internet and phone records. → Read More

Newsmax tricked into interviewing animal rights activist posing as Tyson Foods CEO

Newsmax was pranked by an animal rights activist posing as the CEO of meat processing giant Tyson Foods during a live TV interview in which the purported executive played audio of pigs being roasted alive. → Read More

Texas pro-life group’s ‘whistleblower’ website shut down by GoDaddy over privacy concerns

A website created by Texas Right to Life for people to anonymously report alleged violations of the state's new strict abortion law was inaccessible Saturday after being dropped by internet giant GoDaddy. → Read More