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Fired Fox News politics editor: Trump's ire at election night call led to 'panic'

The witness seemed to embrace the moment, offering answers with gusto.

Who won the November 2020 U.S. presidential elections? That was the question California lawmaker Zoe Lofgren asked Monday at the hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6th attacks on Congress.

"Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., of the great state of Delaware" came the reply.

After November 7th, how likely was it for then-President Donald Trump to pull out a surprise victory?

"You're better off to play the Powerball," was the answer.


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Paul LePage tries to make a comeback in Maine. Will independent voters bite?

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's race for governor will be a three-way contest focused on two longtime rivals, incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who have never faced one another in an election.

Tuesday is Maine's primary day, but when it comes to the race for governor, the real match-up will be in November.


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There's a new plan to regulate cryptocurrencies. Here's what you need to know

Things change fast in the world of crypto.

Prices were at dizzying heights in November, and then came the crash. In just a couple of weeks in May, cryptocurrencies lost more than half a trillion dollars in market value.

The most spectacular implosion was a cryptocurrency called TerraUSD. It was a stablecoin – meaning its value was supposed to be pegged to the U.S. dollar through a complicated algorithm.

Instead, it tanked and is now virtually worthless.


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Primaries in Nevada and South Carolina highlight Tuesday's races to watch

Tuesday is primary day in four states: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina.

The top races to watch are centered in Nevada, with key congressional and state contests, and in South Carolina, which has U.S. House incumbents being challenged by Republicans who have the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Here's what we're keeping an eye out for:


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Sales of body armor are on the rise. Who's buying and why?

Retailers and manufacturers of body armor are reporting increased sales that are due in part to new customers seeking added protection following the recent spate of mass shootings.

Representatives of four sellers of body armor (National Body Armor, Spartan Armor Systems, Armored Republic and UARM USA Corp.) who spoke to NPR said they saw some rise in sales following recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y. They declined to provide specific numbers, however.


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Here are the key primary election results from South Carolina

Four states hold primaries Tuesday: South Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada and Maine.

In South Carolina, two U.S. House incumbents — Nancy Mace and Tom Rice — are being challenged by Republicans who have the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.


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Here are the key primary election results from North Dakota

Four states hold primaries Tuesday: South Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada and Maine.


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Cambodian court convicts a U.S. lawyer and dozens of others of treason

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian American lawyer and dozens of members of a now-dissolved opposition party were convicted of treason Tuesday in a trial that was the latest move to tame all opposition to the long-running rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen.


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After years of public service, some still can't claim student loan forgiveness

A short-lived program in the early 2000s allowed married couples to consolidate their student loans for a lower interest rate. Now, many are missing out on thousands of dollars in loan forgiveness.


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A legal loophole may block access to Texas shooting records

AUSTIN, Texas — As public pressure mounts for more information on the deadly Uvalde school shooting, some are concerned that Texas officials will use a legal loophole to block records from being released — even to the victims' families — once the case is closed.


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