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The sordid saga of U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz has taken a serious turn toward potential consequences, as the House Ethics Committee announced Friday it has launched an official investigation into his alleged misconduct.

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How many racist statements does it take to get one cable TV pundit fired? If you’re Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, there may not be an answer to that question — yet.

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The digital age has democratized everything, apparently, including access to the White House press corps. In a stunning show of digital prowess, a fake reporter named Kacey Montagu infiltrated their ranks and got questions posed directly to press secretary Jen Psaki.

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More than 40% of Americans now live in places where marijuana use is legal.

That’s a huge change in attitudes toward the plant after years of crackdowns through the infamous, decades-long “War On Drugs.”

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Recreational marijuana use is now legal in New York, and it will soon be legal to sell it as well.

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Korean churches firmly believe in separating church and state, but racism, violence and a brutal massacre of Asian people have pastors saying it’s time to speak out.

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The Trump bump is gone and news organizations are feeling the pinch as ratings and readers fall off without the former President’s daily flurry of frenzied activity.

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Acting Mayor Kim Janey has been making firsts in Boston all her life, and now she is the first woman and Black person to lead the city.

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Longtime conservative Republican lawyer and Trump adviser Cleta Mitchell is championing a new cause — coordinating GOP-led voter suppression efforts across the U.S.

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COVID-19 has stripped Americans of many of the basic items, livelihoods and freedoms we once enjoyed, but it’s been particularly hard for those raising children.

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“If you can’t beat them, deprive them of food and water” is the new motto of the Republican-controlled Georgia state government, as GOP Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a new law restricting voting access.

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U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R, NY) has apologized to a female former lobbyist who accused him of rubbing her back and unhooking her bra without consent, and he has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2022.

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The family of George Floyd reached a settlement on Friday with the city of Minneapolis, receiving $27 million for his brutal death under the knee of former officer Derek Chauvin.

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“The check’s in the mail direct deposit,” say the IRS and Treasury Department, who have already begun dispersing the $1,400 direct payments from the Biden administration’s landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill.

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The strain of needing coronavirus relief has weighed heavily on American citizens, but it’s also an unbelievably hard task for the IRS itself to pull off.