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Trump says his DOJ should ‘rescue’ Brett Kavanaugh

Trump says his DOJ should ‘rescue’ Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump called on his Justice Department Sunday to “rescue” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after The New York Times published an excerpt of a new book detailing sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh that he has previously denied. The excerpt from “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” written by Times reporters Robin Pogrebin…MORE

‘It hurts’: Yang brings own experience to bigoted comments by new ‘SNL’ member Shane Gillis

‘It hurts’: Yang brings own experience to bigoted comments by new ‘SNL’ member Shane Gillis

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang again responded to racist comments made by new “Saturday Night Live” hire Shane Gillis, saying he’s faced Anti-Asian racism throughout his upbringing but also that “our country has become excessively punitive and vindictive about remarks that people find offensive or racist.” Yang, who is Taiwanese-American, told CNN’s Jake Tapper…MORE

What the attacks on Saudi Aramco mean for oil prices

What the attacks on Saudi Aramco mean for oil prices

Oil prices, which have remained low for months, could spike when markets open Monday as Saudi Arabia scrambles to repair damage to its energy infrastructure inflicted this weekend. Coordinated strikes on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities disrupted about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply. Yemen’s Houthi rebels…MORE

Google Doodle celebrates Mexican-American botanist and explorer Ynés Mexía

Google Doodle celebrates Mexican-American botanist and explorer Ynés Mexía

Google kicked off the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month with a Doodle tribute to Mexican-American botanist and explorer Ynés Mexía. In the Doodle, created by Los Angeles-based artist Loris Lora, Mexía is depicted with short gray hair and glasses and is surrounded by a collection of plant specimens that loosely spell out the word…MORE

‘Country Music’ registers on lower scale of Ken Burns documentaries

‘Country Music’ registers on lower scale of Ken Burns documentaries

Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries are always classy affairs, linking a single topic to the vast rubric of American history. Still, there are greater and lesser works within that filmography, and “Country Music” — an eight-part, 16-hour epic about a lot more than done-me-wrong songs — distinctly falls into the latter scale. Over the last 30…MORE

Auto workers union says it will strike against GM at midnight

Auto workers union says it will strike against GM at midnight

The United Auto Workers union said Sunday that its members at General Motors will walk out by midnight if the automaker does not meet its demands, setting the stage for the nation’s first auto strike in 12 years. A union statement suggests the two sides are still very far apart in negotiations for a new…MORE

America has a huge stash of emergency oil. This is why

America has a huge stash of emergency oil. This is why

Three days before Christmas in 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law creating the United States’ first emergency stash of crude oil. The nation had been traumatized by an oil embargo a few years earlier. At the time, OPEC, the cartel of oil-producing nations, had a stranglehold on the world’s supply of crude. Today the…MORE

Texas congressman pulls endorsement from Castro to support Biden

Texas congressman pulls endorsement from Castro to support Biden

Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Sunday flipped his support from Julián Castro to Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying now is the time to narrow the 2020 field and unite as Democrats. The switch of support comes days after Castro sharply criticized Biden — with an apparent jab at the former vice…MORE

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Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Warner Music Nashville has shared a previously unreleased song, “Lead Me Home,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis. Randy recorded the bluegrass-infused ballad prior to his stroke in 2013. The new tune follows the release of “One in a Row” in May and comes out on the heels of the release of…