Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is running for president, he announced in a Twitter livestream that technical issues delayed for nearly a half-hour. DeSantis trails former President Donald Trump by 38 percentage points in the most recent Morning Consult poll of potential Republican primary voters despite enacting a GOP wish list, including bans on nearly all abortions, on teaching about gender and sexuality, and on diversity programs in public colleges.
"And you're sure this will work, Elon?"
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Tina Turner died at the age of 83 after a long illness. Her genre-embracing career, from soul and R&B to rock and pop, also spanned more than five decades, during which she sold more than 150 million records, won 12 Grammys, and was inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The unstoppable Tina Turner.
In response to anti-LGBTQ customers angrily confronting Target staff and knocking over Pride month displays, the retailer is removing some items stocked for Pride month and, in some Southern stores, is moving the displays to the back of the store. Some social media users are promoting the false claim that Target is carrying "tuck friendly" swimsuits in children's sizes.
Last June: "At Target, we’re proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride Month and all year long."
Many of Guam's 150,000 residents were left without power or utilities the day after its most powerful typhoon in two decades. How badly Typhoon Mawar damaged the Pacific island, a U.S. territory, is still unclear, but so far no deaths and only minor injuries have been reported. "What used to be a jungle looks like toothpicks," said a National Weather Service meteorologist of the scene outside their door.
Outside Hagatna, Guam, on Thursday.
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All of the nation's attorneys general have joined a lawsuit against a telemarketer accused of making 7.5 billion robocalls to people on the Do Not Call Registry. The lawsuit accuses Avid Telecom of using fake caller ID numbers, including from government offices and law enforcement agencies, and helped make calls for scams about Social Security, Medicare, jobs and credit cards.
We bet Avid wishes it could hang up on lawsuits.
Richard “Bigo” Barnett, a U.S. Capitol rioter who became famous thanks to a photograph showing him propping his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison. The retired Arkansas firefighter was convicted on eight counts, including felony charges of civil disorder and obstruction of an official during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
The visitor to Yellowstone National Park must have thought he was helping a bison calf reunite with its herd by pushing the newborn up a riverbank to dry land. Instead, the herd refused to take it back. When the calf began following cars and people, park officials captured and killed it.
Montana this week became the first state to ban all drag reading events at public schools and libraries, not just those which a critic alleges to have sexual content. Laws being challenged in Florida and Tennessee ban children from attending drag performances only if the shows have sexual content, although the distinction is nearly meaningless to the anti-LGBTQ activists who regard drag as inherently sexual.
Gatherings like this recent one in California are now illegal in Montana.
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It may not be a pleasant task to take an honest tour of our bank statement. But doing so might find easy places to free up cash — forgotten streaming subscriptions, anyone? — that could go toward building our savings for an emergency, said Rebecca Walser, a certified financial planner and wealth strategist.
But that Hulu subscription has sentimental value to us!
Blake Shelton departs The Voice (which crowned its Season 23 winner). Margot Robbie helps get Ryan Gosling into the Barbie spirit, Miley Cyrus is done "[sleeping] on a moving bus," and media experts urge Hollywood to show more responsible gun ownership. Also, Warner Bros. releases its final trailer for “The Flash.”
FETTY WAP: The rapper, whose legal name is William Maxwell, was sentenced to six years in prison for trying to traffic cocaine in 2019 and 2020.
Ford is reversing plans to drop AM radio from 2024 Ford and Lincoln models after bipartisan opposition in Congress, which cited AM’s emergency alerts, and from the broadcast industry. An auto trade group said putting AM in new vehicles isn't needed, but more than 80 million people in the U.S. listen to the talk-heavy side of the dial each month.
The big ships are in New York Harbor for the city's Fleet Week, when the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps show off the impressive hardware our taxes pay for. Cheddar News anchor Hena Doba heli-dropped onto the USS Wasp, a ginormous amphibious warship, to talk with some sailors.
The USS Wasp arrives in New York Harbor.
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Mid-tantrum, 6yo paused to write MAMA and DADA, then crossed out both words. Shocked by his own cruelty, he crumpled the page muttering “not nice of me.”
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