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Phil Nicholson

From a health background, Phil covers health and lifestyle news as well as medical research news from around the world.

Jan. 6 panel calls Ginni Thomas to testify

The Jan. 6 committee has invited Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to testify about her connections to Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election, panel chair Rep. Bennie Thompson told reporters Thursday. “We have sent Ms. Thomas a letter asking [her] to come and talk to the committee,” Thompson (D-Miss.) …

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Pence skips Faith & Freedom conference. Is attacked by Trump anyways.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual gathering of social conservatives was once Mike Pence’s home turf. The former vice president would attend the conference each year to address an audience of like-minded evangelicals who were eager to hear him speak and elevate him politically. That was then. This year, Pence has taken …

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Social conservative crowd cheers Herschel Walker after revelations of undiscussed kids

NASHVILLE — Herschel Walker received resounding applause from evangelical Christian activists on Saturday, following revelations he had fathered three children he had not previously discussed publicly. The half-full room of conference-goers at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual gathering in Nashville went wild for Walker — perhaps the most high-profile Republican Senate candidate this cycle …

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World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.” “This is not …

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Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum indicted on federal charges

Former gubernatorial challenger and rising Democratic star Andrew Gillum is facing a 21-count federal indictment alleging that he illegally solicited campaign contributions between 2016 and 2019 and promised political favors in return for the financial support. The period of time he’s alleged to have broken the law includes his failed 2018 bid against Republican Gov. …

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Australian prime minister concedes election defeat

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister conceded defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government. Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted because an Australian prime minister must attended a Tokyo summit on Tuesday with U.S., Japanese and Indian leaders. “I believe it’s very important that this …

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‘Trump picked this fight’: Why heavyweight Republicans no longer fear Trump

They’re weary of the incessant conflicts. The inability to get past the 2020 election results. An endorsement strategy seemingly driven by a bruised and restless ego, rather than the party’s best interests. Channeling growing fatigue among rank-and-file Republicans, some of the GOP’s best-known heavyweights are increasingly defying former President Donald Trump in the wake of …

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Democrats hope draft abortion opinion will jolt midterm elections

The disclosure of a draft majority opinion that indicates the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade instantly jolted Democrats from a bout of political malaise Monday night — and many hope it could change the tide of the midterm elections. Hours after POLITICO’s reporting on the high court’s draft opinion, Democrats privately …

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