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Barr calls Trump's fraud claims 'detached from reality' in Jan. 6 panel testimony

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said he became "demoralized" when discussing allegations of voting fraud tied to Dominion voting machines with former President Donald Trump because Trump had "become detached from reality if he really believes this stuff."

Appearing at the Jan. 6 committee hearing Monday via video testimony recorded earlier, Barr told the panel that Trump had no interest in what the facts were.


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Anchor Katy Tur revisits her high-flying childhood — and the hurt that lingers

Editor's note: Katy Tur refers to her parent, Zoey Tur, as her father and uses the pronoun "he" when referring to Zoey prior to her transition.

From childhood, NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Katy Tur seemed destined to become a broadcast journalist. She grew up around cameras and microphones, with parents who ran a breaking news service in Los Angeles. One piloted a news helicopter and offered commentary while the other operated the camera, hanging over the skids capturing video.


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Here's what the Jan. 6 panel's references to '2,000 Mules' is about

Both Rep. Liz Cheney and former Attorney General Bill Barr referenced 2,000 Mules, a pro-Trump film, on Monday during the second in a series of seven expected public hearings this month.

In a video clip of Barr played by the committee, the former attorney general said that he believed the election was not stolen by fraud.

"I haven't seen anything since the election that changes my mind on that, including the 2,000 Mules movie," he said.


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Former Trump advisers testify they urged him not to declare victory on election night

Video clips from depositions with top Trump campaign staff, including Bill Stepien, Jason Miller and Ivanka Trump, illustrated how many of the former president's advisers argued against declaring victory on election night.

In one clip, Miller, a senior adviser to the campaign, described Rudy Giuliani as "definitely intoxicated." Panel vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney said he was "apparently inebriated."


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Ohio Gov. DeWine says he'll sign a bill arming teachers after 24 hours of training

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is poised to sign a bill on Monday allowing teachers to carry guns in class after 24 hours of training, over opposition from teachers and a police group. Backers say the policy will make schools safer, but critics say that's not the case, citing experts' analysis.


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Young doctors spend a year caring for rural folks in Ecuador. Here's what they find


HOJA BLANCA, ECUADOR — Karen Topa Pila looks around the windowless reception area in the small health care station of Hoja Blanca, Ecuador, its pale yellow walls stained with patches of mold. "When did the electricity go out last night?" Topa Pila, a doctor in this remote corner of the country, asks. Her co-workers shrug, throwing worried glances at a small container filled with ice packs. It's only 8:30 a.m. one morning in December 2021, but outside it's already over 70 degrees.


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Leading Hollywood directors, writers and producers sign a pledge about onscreen guns

In the aftermath of the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., a group of about 200 leading producers, directors and writers for movies and TV are pledging to revisit the use of guns in their storytelling, and to incorporate gun safety best practices into their scripts.


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Queen Elizabeth II is the second-longest reigning monarch in history

It's a record fit for a queen.

The head of the British royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, just became the second-longest reigning monarch in world history.

Taking the throne on Feb. 6, 1952, the queen has ruled the realm for 70 years and 127 days.

She just surpassed the lengthy reign of former Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled from 1946 until his death in 2016.


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What to expect from the second Jan. 6 committee hearing

Updated June 13, 2022 at 9:55 AM ET

Two panels of in-person witnesses will testify publicly before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Monday as the panel continues making its case that former President Donald Trump was responsible for the deadly riot.


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Stocks sink, sending the S&P 500 to a bear market once again

Updated June 13, 2022 at 1:08 PM ET

It's looking like another grim day in Wall Street as fears about inflation intensify.

The S&P 500 fell once again into bear market territory on Monday after slumping more than 2% at the open, meaning the broad benchmark index has now dropped more than 20% from its most recent high.

The other indexes also slumped, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2%, or over 600 points, while the Nasdaq fell 2.8%.


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