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‘How the cookie crumbles’: Kevin Costner is ‘OK’ if he loses fans over political views

Actor Kevin Costner is content with standing by his political beliefs — even if that means losing some fans.

McConnell overcomes leadership challenge after lackluster midterm results

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has once again been elected to lead the Senate GOP conference after a contentious vote in which the minority leader was challenged by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm.

Georgia officials respond to viral video of deputies beating inmate

Authorities in Georgia responded to video surveillance from inside one of its detention centers that went viral.

Los Angeles mayor race: Karen Bass increases lead over Rick Caruso as counting continues

Rep. Karen Bass has expanded her lead by 36,349 votes over billionaire Rick Caruso in the race to be Los Angeles’s next mayor.

‘Ranch on a branch’: Hidden Valley sells out of its ‘Elf on the Shelf’ equivalent

Hidden Valley Ranch unleashed a spin-off of "Elf on the Shelf" Tuesday that has since sold out.

Ex-defense secretary for Trump says former president is ‘unfit for office’

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper thinks former President Donald Trump is "unfit for office" and that the GOP should look elsewhere for a primary candidate.

GOP lawmaker’s ballot mix-up shook up outcome of House GOP whip race

At least one Republican lawmaker’s mix-up in casting a ballot for House GOP whip on Tuesday changed the outcome of the leadership race, with the member intending to vote for current Chief Deputy Whip Drew Ferguson (R-GA), who lost by one vote during the first round to National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN).

Appeals court shields Texas Attorney General Paxton from testifying in abortion-related case

The Louisiana-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit gave Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) a major victory Tuesday when it shielded him from testifying in an abortion-related case, overturning a lower court order that was highly critical of his conduct as a public official.

Novak Djokovic poised to play in Australian Open with visa ban overturned

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is poised to play in the next Australian Open after having his visa ban overturned.

Yale Law School won’t participate in ‘flawed’ US News & World Report rankings

The dean of Yale Law School announced Wednesday that the Ivy League law school will no longer participate in the annual collegiate rankings of U.S. News & World Report despite consistently occupying the top spot.

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