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Past articles by Alec:

Biden Blasts Florida’s ‘Cruel’ Anti-Trans Laws on ‘The Daily Show’

In an interview with Kal Penn, Biden will denounce Florida’s anti-trans laws and call for protective legislation. → Read More

Swastikas Drawn on Door of Jewish Student’s Stanford Dorm Room

The university is investigating the potential hate crime, the third incident of swastikas being found on campus in the last month. → Read More

‘Scream VI’ Slices Up Competition in Franchise-Best Opening

The latest sequel roared to a $44.5 million box office. → Read More

Another Norfolk Southern Train Derails as CEO Testifies to Congress

“The events of the last month are not who we are as a company,” Shaw told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at the same time another train derailed. → Read More

Actor Mike Epps Caught With Loaded Gun at Indianapolis Airport

“The Upshaws” star told airport police that he forgot he had it in his backpack. → Read More

Michigan Bans TikTok From State Devices—Except for Gov. Whitmer

Michigan’s acting chief security officer Jayson Cavendish said the governor's account will remain as it's accessed through a secure device and never used on the state's network. → Read More

Pentagon Bars Biden Admin From Sharing Evidence of Russian War Crimes

The Pentagon reportedly fears setting a precedent by handing over evidence to the International Criminal Court. → Read More

Cops Investigating Child Shot at Bengals Running Back’s Home

The child had non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. → Read More

Full-Page Newspaper Ad Puts Tennessee Guv’s Drag Hypocrisy on Display

“This kid enjoyed drag. Guess what happened to him? He’s our governor,” the ad paid for by the Human Rights Campaign reads. → Read More

Feds Ensnare Jan. 6 Rioter Dubbed ‘Spider-Nazi’

Brandon Kelly Dillard donned a Supreme sweatshirt with a spider-web pattern, leading online sleuths to give him the “Spider-Nazi” nickname. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh Jurors: His Crocodile Tears Didn’t Fool Us

“I didn't think he was crying. He turned it on and off,” juror Gwen Generette said on the TODAY show. → Read More

Hayden Panettiere Gives First TV Interview Since Brother’s Death

The actress got teary-eyed as “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan gave her his condolences for the sudden loss of her brother, Jansen, who died last month. → Read More

Excavated Remains of Native Americans in Collection of UC Berkeley Professor Tim White

While the university has issued a statement apologizing for its poor handling of repatriations, the professor accused the administration of “making false allegations.” → Read More

Chris Christie Pokes Fun at Trump’s ‘Half-Full’ CPAC Crowd

“There are lots of indicators here that he’s not what he used to be.” Christie said during an interview Sunday. → Read More

Russian Troops are Using 19th Century Shovels to Fight in Ukraine

As ammunition runs low, Russian reservists have been encouraged to use a type of shovel that dates back to 1869. → Read More

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Won’t Commit to Endorsing Biden

The West Virginia senator continued to toe the line between his party and slim chances for reelection on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. → Read More

Tennessee Guv Officially Signs Horrible Laws Targeting Drag, Trans Healthcare

Critics have pointed out that the new laws, said to protect children, solely focus on transgender children, as other kids are still free to get nose jobs and breast reductions. → Read More

Another Anti-Drag Lawmaker Caught in Drag Himself

But Nate Schatzline characterized his as a “joke back in school.” He's authored a bill seeking to classify any drag-allowing business as “sexually oriented.” → Read More

California School District Pepper Sprays Students Protesting Racism

The school district says the students became “unruly,” but one mom questioned what environment staff have created to lead to the protest in the first place. → Read More

‘Mean Girls’ Musical Movie Adds Jenna Fischer

“The Office” alum will step into the role of Cady’s mom, originally played by Ana Gasteyer. → Read More