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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

14 years of Christmas presents: A dying man's act of kindness for 2-year-old neighbor

An emotional tale of kindness has captured international attention as a father from Wales paid tribute to his late neighbor, Ken, in a Monday social media post. Owen Williams says that after his elderly neighbor died, Ken's daughter delivered 14 wrapped presents. Those presents were from Ken and intended for Williams' daughter. If she opened one per year, she could have a “present from Ken”… → Read More

Principal on leave after banning Christmas decorations, including candy canes and reindeer

The principal of Manchester Elementary School – located near Omaha, Nebraska – sent her staff a memo outlining specific steps educators were expected to take during the holiday season to remain "inclusive and culturally sensitive." → Read More

'The GPS told me to do it': Woman using GPS drives onto railroad tracks, police say

Pennsylvania police say a woman following GPS directions veered off a road and onto railroad tracks. She was ticketed for careless driving. → Read More

Trump: I'm thankful I've made 'a tremendous difference in this country'

President Donald Trump said on Thanksgiving that he was thankful for his family before talking at length about the positive impact he believes his presidency has made on the country. → Read More

Man who raped dying teen, texted explicit pictures will serve less than 3 years

Family members of Alyssa Noceda called Brian Varela's sentence 'a joke.' The judge said Washington state's sentencing guidelines constrained her. → 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

Firefighter groups: Trump's California wildfire tweet was 'shameful' and 'ill-informed'

The presidents of two professional firefighters associations have denounced President Donald Trump's tweets about California's devastating fires. → 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

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

Blood pressure drug recalled for possible cancer risk, FDA says

Some Irbesartan tablets are being recalled due to the presence of an impurity that is a probable human carcinogen. → 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

Reese's made a machine to trade in your unwanted Halloween candy

If you so happen to be in New York, and you don't love the candy you got on Halloween, you can trade it in. → Read More