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Sports journalist comes out as transgender to receive award as ‘authentic self’

Veteran sports journalist M.A Voepel came out as a transgender man, stating that he made the announcement to receive a prestigious journalism award as his “authentic self.” “In sports media, we&#82… → Read More

Watchdog raises alarms over shelling at Ukrainian nuclear plant

A watchdog agency has raised concerns over Russian forces shelling a Ukrainian nuclear plant as Moscow’s invasion of the country continues. In a statement on Sunday, the International Atomic… → Read More

Overwhelming majority backs age limit of 21 years to buy AR-15-style rifle: poll

Three-quarters of adult Americans support the idea that the minimum age for an individual to purchase an AR-15-style rifle should be 21 years old, according to a new Survey Monkey poll. The poll, … → Read More

Sen. Markey, Rep. Khanna make wager on NBA finals

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) made a friendly wager as their respective teams, the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, face off in this year’s NBA Finals. In a t… → Read More

Zelensky: Fate of eastern Ukraine being decided in Severodonetsk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that the fate of the eastern part of the country is being decided in the city of Severodonetsk as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine still rages on… → Read More

Wicker demands details of Nassar abuse probe after gymnasts sue FBI

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday demanding details on why the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to prosecute FBI special agents involved… → Read More

Biden approval rating at all-time low in new poll

President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has hit an all-time low, according to a new Morning Consult poll. The poll published on Wednesday found that 58 percent of those surveyed dis… → Read More

Commanders coach defends Jan. 6 tweets

Washington Commanders coach Jack Del Rio on Wednesday publicly defended a tweet in which he compared the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack to the nationwide protests against police brutality that took p… → Read More

Commanders coach stirs controversy over Jan. 6 hearing tweet

Washington Commanders coach Jack Del Rio has stirred controversy over his tweets regarding the upcoming hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. In a M… → Read More

Tech giants urge DHS to revamp policies for high-skilled visa holders’ children

A coalition of U.S.-based tech companies sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking him to revamp the department’s policies for children of high-skilled visa holde… → Read More

IRS warns scammers still using pandemic to steal Americans’ money, identities

The IRS warned Tuesday that potential scammers are still using various types of pandemic-related scams to steal money and identity from U.S. citizens. The IRS in March said its investigators had un… → Read More

Former Marine Trevor Reed calls for WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release at rally

Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine who was recently freed after being detained in Russia for more than two years, called for Moscow to release WNBA star Brittney Griner at a Monday rally in Texas.&n… → Read More

Sens. Gillibrand, Lummis introduce major cryptocurrency bill

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that will create a regulatory framework for digital assets such as cryptocurrency. The Responsible F… → Read More

Romney, Ossoff call for probe into journalist’s killing in West Bank

Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday asking him to launch an investigation into the death of American journalist Shireen A… → Read More

McConaughey meets with lawmakers after op-ed on gun reform

Matthew McConaughey met Monday evening with lawmakers amid their ongoing discussions on gun control following the recent string of mass shootings in the U.S. In a tweet on Monday, Sen. Dick Durbin… → Read More

Jack Flaherty rips Tampa Bay Rays players who didn’t wear Pride patch: ‘Absolute joke’

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty has publicly called out the Tampa Bay Rays players who opted out of wearing an LGBTQ Pride Month logo during a game. “Absolute joke,” Flaherty wrote in a … → Read More

Carolina Panthers hire NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader

The Carolina Panthers have hired the NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader. Justine Lindsay announced her new gig in a recent Instagram post, saying she has joined the team’s TopCa… → Read More

March for Our Lives planning more than 50 meetings with lawmakers

Student-led organization March for Our Lives has announced plans to hold more than 50 meetings with lawmakers to demand gun reform legislation following a recent string of mass shootings in the U.S… → Read More

US men’s soccer team calls for Congress to address gun violence

The U.S. men’s national team (USMNT) is calling on lawmakers to address the scourge of gun violence following the recent string of mass shootings in the U.S. In a letter sent on Sunday, the soccer… → Read More

Palantir CEO travels to Ukraine for Zelensky meeting

Alex Karp, the CEO of American software company Palantir Technologies, traveled to Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other officials as Russia’s invasion of the countr… → Read More