Devin Nunes, congressman who took Twitter parodies to court, now sues Rachel Maddow

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is famously thin-skinned: to insult him in even the most light-hearted way is to risk being sued by him. But there is a purpose to his constant stream of legal actions, the latest being filed just this week against MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for "smearing" him on her television show. — Read the rest
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Apple Picks Up Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Movie ‘Argylle’ in Massive $200 Million Deal

Argylle is heading to Apple. Apple Original Films is reportedly “nearing completion” on the acquisition of Argylle, a new spy/action film from Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn which is intended to launch a new film franchise. The company is shelling out around $200 million for the project, continuing the somewhat recent trend of streamers upending the established model by paying gargantuan up-front costs to entice talent instead of rewarding them with financial bonuses based...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, James Bond, Secret Service, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Ridley Scott, Samuel L Jackson, Rian Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Napoleon, Martin Scorsese, Kingsman

The Macarena is 25 years old. It's about a threesome. Hey Macarena?

Twenty-five years ago today, the Bayside Boys remix of Los Río's "Macarena" (1993), with English lyrics added, hit number one on the Billboard music charts. Wedding DJs never recovered. From Wikipedia: Los del Río were invited to tour South America in 1992 and, while visiting Venezuela, they were invited to a private party held by the Venezuelan empresario Gustavo Cisneros. — Read the rest
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If Gov. Andrew Cuomo fights sexual harassment charges, he'll regret his statements

Cuomo supported sexual assault survivors when they accused Kavanaugh. Now, Cuomo is offering the 'cultural defense,' despite being raised in America.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Cuomo staffer describes office as a 'mix between the West Wing and the Devil Wears Prada,' NY AG report says

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The New York AG on Tuesday announced that an investigation has revealed that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female staffers. Several staffers described Cuomo's office environment as abusive and toxic, according to the AG's report. "If you got yelled at in front of everyone, it wasn't any special day," former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett said. See mor...
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New eviction moratorium, trouble for Spirit, Obama's party: 5 things to know Wednesday

Help is coming for Americans who may have been facing eviction, Spirit Airlines' flight woes enter a fourth day and more news to start your Wednesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Supreme Court to decide if religious schools may receive taxpayer funding for tuition

The case pits two principles against each another: The right to free exercise of religion and the commitment to separation of church and state.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Best race in Olympic history:' Inside the record-breaking duel between Rai Benjamin and Karsten Warholm

In one of track's great rivalries in Tokyo, Raj Benjamin was second to Karsten Warholm, who set a world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Cuomo accuser came forward after governor claimed he never touched anyone inappropriately: 'He is lying again'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in June. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images A woman said she came forward with allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he claimed he never touched anyone inappropriately. The woman alleged Cuomo touched in inappropriately at a May 2017 conservation event in upstate New York. The news comes as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James' investigation into Cuomo, released Tuesday, which found Cuomo sexually harassed mu...
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'Forever grateful': Officer dies after being attacked outside Pentagon, officials say

Officials say an officer was killed after being attacked on Tuesday morning at a transit station just outside the Pentagon.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Watch this timelapse of an amazing Millenium Falcon sand sculpture

Sculptor Leonardo Ugolini made this incredible timelapse video of his carving a Millenium Falcon out of sand. @sandsculptor Millennium Falcon STAR WARS #starwars#millenniumfalcon#ifcreativeagency#leonardougolini#sand#sandsculpture#sandart#art#sandsculptor#sandcastle ♬ suono originale – Leonardo Ugolini Chewbacca's appearance is great. — Read the rest
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Texas Gov. Abbott says he won't impose lockdowns or mask mandates even though the state is reporting the 2nd-highest COVID-19 cases in the US

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that lockdowns during a pandemic "are wrong." Abbott said he will not impose any shutdowns or mask mandates even though COVID-19 cases are rising in the state. Abbott made the comments during a speech at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association's National Convention in Dallas, CBS DFW reported. See more stories on Insider's ...
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WHO calls for global moratorium on vaccine booster shots; delta variants now 93% of new US cases: Live COVID-19 updates.

The highly contagious delta variants now account for more than 90% of new coronavirus infections across the U.S. Latest COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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US Navy charges 20-year-old sailor with setting fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard last July, reports say

A Navy sailor has been charged with starting a fire on USS Bonhomme Richard in 2020 that injured over 60 firefighters and caused billions in damage.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sydney McLaughlin sets world record; Dalilah Muhammad wins silver in 400 hurdles

The 21-year-old McLaughlin won the women's 400-meter hurdles in dominant fashion, beating compatriot Dalilah Muhammad in a world record 51.46 seconds.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Back to school: How we're shopping for the new school year

Here's a look at how several USA TODAY parents are doing when it comes to shopping for back to school. What's on your list?       [Author: USA TODAY]
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READ: Letter Jeffrey Clark Circulated At DOJ In Attempted Georgia Coup

A drafted letter circulated by a top Department of Justice official in the Trump administration puts in stark terms the effort to hand the Republican-led Georgia legislature an opportunity to overturn the election results. [Author: Kate Riga]
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Texas leaders raked in millions from energy companies after the collapse of the state electrical grid in February, report shows

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a border security briefing on June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick received millions in contributions from the energy industry, a new Texas Tribune report shows. Abbott received $4.6 million from energy industry contacts compared to Patrick's $1.3 million. Abbott's special legislative session will not include any fixes to the state electrical grid. See more stories on Insider&...
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GOP AR Guv. Now Regrets Signing Ban On Mask Requirements: ‘I Wish That Had Not Become Law’

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), whose state is seeing skyrocketing cases of COVID-19, on Tuesday made a stunning about-face on his decision to sign a bill that prohibited local mask mandates. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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‘Ms. Marvel’ Series Probably Won’t Arrive on Disney+ Until 2022

We’re just over halfway through 2021, and Marvel Studios has already released three seasons of television and one full-length feature film. And while there’s still lots more to come before the calendar flips to 2022, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the company will be able to squeeze everything in that was initially planned. Case in point: a new report suggests that Ms. Marvel, which will center on Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), probably won’t arrive until 2022....
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Disney, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Hawkeye, Carol Danvers, MCU, Monica Rambeau, Shang Chi, Kamala Khan Iman Vellani, Matt Webb Mitovich, Mitovich

Retired QB Philip Rivers leaves door open to NFL return later this year

QB Philip Rivers retired after playing for the Indianapolis Colts last season. The high school football coach said he still has a desire to play.       [Author: Indianapolis Star]
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Andrew Cuomo's office retaliated against one of his accusers by leaking confidential documents about her, NY Attorney General says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at an April 19 press briefing. Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images Lindsey Boylan first accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment in December 2020. Moments later, his top advisors dug up confidential documents about her, according to a new NY AG report. Cuomo's office disseminated the files to reporters to retaliate against Boylan, the report says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top officials in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...
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CDC investigates multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to cake mix

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it's looking into an E. coli outbreak in 12 states possibly linked to cake mix and advises not eating raw batter.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Establishment-backed Democrat Shontel Brown defeats progressive Nina Turner in Ohio House race

Shontel Brown held off progressive Nina Turner to win the Democratic primary for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio's 11th Congressional District.       [Author: Akron Beacon Journal]
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Arizona State Sen. And ‘Audit’ Booster Suggests Imprisoning Maricopa County Officials

At least one Arizona state senator wants to jail the Republican-majority board of supervisors in Maricopa County after the county rejected new subpoenas from the Senate for election materials.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Jen Psaki zings Doocy and Trump in one fell swoop

Press Secretary Jen Psaki managed to both laugh at Fox "News" reporter Peter Doocy and crush Donald Trump and his unethical pressuring of the Justice Department with just one line and a straight face. While on the subject of New York Gov. — Read the rest
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An unexpected peril of driving in Australia

This dashcam footage shows no accident or crash, but it does offer a reason why such incidents are more likely in Australia.
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Utah sheriff: Please stop hanging hammocks from high-voltage towers

In Weber County, Utah, sheriffs are warning people to stop climbing high-voltage power towers and chilling out in hammocks hung from the structure. The view may be shockingly good but it's apparently not worth the risk. From 2KUTV: "There are 75,000 kilovolts that run through those power lines. — Read the rest
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Georgian weightlifter breaks three world records, lifts nearly 1,100 pounds at Olympics

Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia defended his Rio Olympic title and set three world records. "One of my goals to set as many records as possible," he said.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden issues targeted eviction moratoriums, but money to pay the rent is just sitting there

The brewing eviction crisis does not need to be a disaster: Congress has allocated billions in aid. Step up and do a better job of spending the money.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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