Fox News host Tucker Carlson defends QAnon supporters as ‘gentle people’ waving American flags
Tucker Carlson has defended QAnon supporters saying that they are “gentle people” who are “waving American flags.” Carlson’s comments came in the first minutes of his prime-time show on Fox News, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” on Friday night. During his opening monologue, Carlson set out to explain to his viewers “just how dangerous” QAnon really is, as he reported that “all troops who took part in the mission to protect our democracy from internet conspiracy theorists” would now “receive medals in recognition of their heroic sacrifice,” he said mockingly. Carlson was, of course, referring to the ...
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Georgia plays better, but comes up short again vs. Alabama
ATHENS, Ga. — Not ready for prime time. That’s not meant as a criticism, but it was the main takeaway from Georgia’s admirable but losing effort against No. 8 Alabama on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum. The Bulldogs led by 14 points in the first half and were within a single possession with a minute to play. But it was the Crimson Tide who made all the important plays when they mattered — including a key 3-point shot with 46 seconds remaining — and the SEC regular-season champions pulled away at the end for an 89-79 victory. “Yeah, I’m not a moral victory kind of dude,” said Georgia point guard ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Trump returning to New York for first time since leaving White House
NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump is returning to New York on Sunday for the first time since leaving the White House, the New York Daily News has learned. The #MAGA leader will jet back to the Big Apple and stay until Tuesday, sources said Saturday. Trump spokesman Jason Miller refused to divulge the purpose of the ex-president’s visit. “Sorry to be a broken record here, but I do not have any additional information on this one,” he said. Trump still maintains his palatial home at Trump Tower in Manhattan although he changed his official residence to Florida in 2019. Former Trump lawyer...
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Loyola Chicago rolls to 65-49 victory over Indiana State, into MVC Tournament final for 2nd time in 4 years
Loyola’s first two possessions Saturday provided an omen to Indiana State of what was to come in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal. After winning the opening tip, the top-seeded Ramblers (23-4) moved the ball in their half-court set and found guard Braden Norris for an open 3-pointer to kick off the scoring. The No. 4 seed Sycamores (15-10) responded with a bucket of their own, but when they double-teamed center Cameron Krutwig in the post, Krutwig found Keith Clemons for another shot from behind the arc. Loyola started 5 for 5 on 3-pointers, and with 11 minutes, 22 seconds r...
COVID-19 cases slowly ease statewide, but NYC still lags, Cuomo says
NEW YORK — Coronavirus infection rates and caseloads continue to drop slowly in New York state even as the numbers in the city stay too high for comfort, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with the deadly virus dropped below 5,000 Friday to a level not seen in three months. And the positive test rate for COVID dipped to 2.8%, the lowest since before Thanksgiving. “We still have a lot of work to do to defeat this beast once and for all,” Cuomo said. Another 78 New Yorkers died Friday, including 43 in the five boroughs, numbers that has remained stubbornly hi...
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California hits 10 million vaccine doses administered
SAN JOSE, Calif. — California has reached 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, a positive sign in a state that struggled with one of the slowest starts to its vaccination rollout in the nation, and an encouraging metric alongside declining case rates and hospitalizations from the deadly virus. Calling it a “major marker in the effort to get vaccines out of refrigerators and into people’s arms” in a video shared on Twitter, Gov. Gavin Newsom said California has administered more total vaccine doses than any other state in the nation and more than all but six countries in the world. T...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's month from hell: Power outages, COVID-19 and Republican discontent
FORT WORTH, Texas — The night of March 1, Greg Abbott ratcheted up suspense with an announcement on Twitter. "I will have some exciting news for you tomorrow," he said, as if the last two weeks had not been eventful enough. The next day he'd announce the reopening of Texas and lift his statewide mask order. The news — met with praise from some and ire by others — came just weeks after an historic winter freeze pushed Texas' electric grid to the limits, leaving 4 million-plus households without power. Nearly half the state endured boil orders and low water pressure. (Many Texans took to flushin...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Marc Narducci: The Sixers' Ben Simmons is dominating with his all-around game
PHILADELPHIA — It's a good time for 76ers fans. The All-Star break is upon us after Wednesday's 131-123 overtime win over the visiting Utah Jazz. The Sixers are leading the Eastern Conference with a 24-12 record, and Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will be in Atlanta this weekend for Sunday's All-Star Game. Embiid was named a starter for the fourth straight year. Simmons was named by the coaches as a reserve, his third straight appearance. For Simmons, it has been two seasons in one. Early on, he was not scoring much. Since Jan. 31, he has taken his offense to a new level. ——— — Simmons on offense...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Brooks, McGusty combine for 48 points as Miami beats Boston College, 80-76
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — It was not exactly the Senior Night they envisioned when they arrived on the University of Miami campus — an empty, cavernous Watsco Center with just a smattering of family members and cardboard cutout fans in attendance. But the eight senior Hurricanes honored Friday night made the best of the situation, came out with a lot of energy, and eked out an 80-76 win over Boston College. The Canes snapped a six-game losing streak and avoided the lowest seed heading into the ACC tournament, which starts on Tuesday in Greensboro, N.C. After the game, the seniors posed for photos w...
Cuomo administration defends removing nursing home COVID-19 death data from report
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer was on the defensive Friday, arguing that officials stripped the full number of nursing home deaths from a report issued last summer due to incomplete data. Cuomo senior counsel Beth Garvey issued a statement contending that the governor’s embattled COVID-19 team didn’t alter any information in the July report and argued it was public information that seniors who died outside of the facility in which they lived were counted separately. “A decision was made to use the data set that was reported by the place of death with firsthand knowledge of the c...
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