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Trump-backed Pa. Senate candidate suspends his campaign after losing custody battle

Updated November 22, 2021 at 5:21 PM ET

Sean Parnell has suspended his campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate after a court order made public on Monday granted the Republican's estranged wife sole legal custody and primary physical custody of the pair's three children.

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Rittenhouse's defense renews focus on the case of a 17-year-old who killed her abuser

In the aftermath of Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal in Kenosha, Wis., last week, advocates are turning back to the case of Chrystul Kizer, who is also arguing it was self-defense when she killed her adult sexual abuser, set his house on fire and stole his car in 2018.


Here are the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident

Updated November 22, 2021 at 8:55 PM ET

Five people were killed and dozens were injured after the driver of an SUV plowed into a crowd of people at the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade in Wisconsin on Sunday.


Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade attack had prior criminal record

Authorities in Waukesha, Wis., announced Monday that 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. has been charged with five counts of homicide after he allegedly drove his car into a Christmas parade over the weekend, killing five people and injuring at least 40 others.


Poet Robert Bly, anti-war activist and 'men's movement' leader, dies at 94

Poet Robert Bly, a tireless advocate for his art form, who over the course of half a century transformed American poetry and was also central to the controversial men's movement, died Sunday. He was 94 years old.

Bly's death was confirmed on Monday by his friend, neighbor and fellow poet, James Lenfestey. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Bly, who lived in Minneapolis, had been out of the public eye for close to a decade before his death.

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Police identify Waukesha Christmas parade suspect. Here's what we know

Updated November 22, 2021 at 3:20 PM ET

What was supposed to be a joyous occasion in Waukesha, Wis., turned to tragedy Sunday afternoon when the driver of an SUV plowed into a crowd of people at the city's annual Christmas parade.

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Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side

Author Ryan Busse jokes that he was born with "a shotgun in one hand and a rifle in the other." It's a shorthand he uses to explain the significant role that guns played in his childhood in western Kansas.

"I grew up hunting and shooting with my father. Guns were things we used on the ranch and farm," he says. "The few times that we got to spend together doing something fun and enjoyable, oftentimes it was with a gun. ... [Guns] are things that became very culturally important to us."

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Doctors are mad about surprise billing rules. Becerra says stop gouging patients

Overpriced doctors and other medical providers who can't charge a reasonable rate for their services could be put out of business when new rules against surprise medical bills take effect in January, and that's a good thing, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says in defending the regulations.

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Companies are telling unvaccinated workers to pay more for health insurance

As Covid cases surged over the summer, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took action: Unvaccinated workers would have to pay an extra $200 a month for their health insurance, starting Nov. 1.


Republicans are changing state laws to try and get out of federal vaccine mandates

Republican lawmakers across the country look determined to take on the Biden administration's insistence that employers require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Kansas legislature meets in special session starting Monday to engage in battle with the federal government over the vaccine mandates. But courts will likely have the final say on whether the mandates are legal, and some worry such bold action could further atrophy the state's ability to respond to public health crises and could put employers in a legal quandary.