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Britney Spears' ex-husband is charged with stalking after trying to crash her wedding

Jason Alexander, a childhood friend of Britney Spears' and the pop star's first husband, was charged with a felony and three misdemeanors for his attempt to crash Spears' wedding to her longtime partner Sam Asghari.

Alexander pleaded not guilty to the charges of stalking, trespassing and refusing to leave private property, vandalism and battery, according to court records. Spears and Alexander married in 2004 in Las Vegas, but the marriage was annulled after 55 hours.


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The Jan. 6 committee has postponed its Wednesday hearing and will next meet Thursday

Updated June 14, 2022 at 12:58 PM ET

The third Jan. 6 committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to an as-yet unknown day, the panel said in a statement Tuesday.

The committee's release does not offer an explanation, but a source familiar said the move was a result of scheduling conflicts.

The committee's next hearing will take place Thursday, June 16.


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Meta rolls out more parental controls for Instagram and virtual reality

Facebook parent company Meta is rolling out additional parental supervision measures for Instagram and its virtual reality headset, expanding on a suite of tools released in the U.S. in recent months.

The changes come on the heels of a year of intense public scrutiny for the company, with significant criticism focused on child safety and Instagram's detrimental effects on younger users, particularly teenage girls.


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Nevada Republicans try to out-Trump one another in primary elections Tuesday

RENO, Nevada — Two of the top races in Nevada's Tuesday primary feature Trump-endorsed Republicans who hope to unseat Democratic incumbents.

Both U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Gov. Steve Sisolak are facing serious challenges to their reelection campaigns, as the party struggles with high inflation and President Biden's poor performance in recent polls.


In deep-red S.C., Democrats running for governor aren't trying to appeal to moderates

In deep-red South Carolina, where voters haven't elected a Democratic governor in nearly 25 years, Democrats on Tuesday's ballot aren't trying to appeal to centrists or moderates — but instead, pushing priorities more familiar to blue-state voters.

Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at a party fundraiser in Columbia, S.C., and gave voters and candidates alike an enthusiasm jolt. "Let us fight to get Democrats up and down state ballots," she said.


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The United Arab Emirates is banning Disney and Pixar's 'Lightyear' spinoff

Government officials in the United Arab Emirates have banned the showing of Disney and Pixar Studios' animated summer release Lightyear, a spin-off of the Toy Story movies.

The movie, which chronicles the adventures of space cadet Buzz Lightyear, is slated to be released later this week.

The film is "is not licensed for public screening in all cinemas in the UAE, due to its violation of the country's media content standards," the UAE Media Regulatory Office tweeted Monday.


A sighting reveals extinction and climate change in a single image

Alaska's Koyukuk River was the site of an interesting discovery. During a float down the river, a group of University of Virginia professors spotted a woolly mammoth tusk along the riverbank.

Adrienne Ghaly, one of the professors, was able to document the moment in a photograph.


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Scotland's leader starts a campaign for a new independence vote

LONDON — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is starting her campaign for a second independence referendum on Tuesday, arguing that Scotland would be economically better off outside the United Kingdom.

Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party as well as the devolved government in Scotland, says she will release the first in a series of papers laying out the case for independence.


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There are 2 ways the media covers mass shootings. Here's why the difference matters

What is the role of journalists when covering America's mass shooting crisis, and how can they responsibly report on tragedies like the recent shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo and Tulsa?

Those are complicated but crucial questions to answer, says Dannagal Young, a University of Delaware professor who studies the impact that news stories have on the public.


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Why some of the country's top CEOs fear a recession is coming

It's not just Cardi B. Chief executives of some of the country's top companies are also getting really worried about the economy.

The warnings that a recession is coming – including from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon – reflect the deep uncertainty being felt in the country's executive offices as inflation hits its highest annual rate in over 40 years.


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