US man pleads not guilty after two-year-old daughter accidentally shoots herself

Michael Tolbert, 44, of Flint becomes first person charged under Michigan’s new law requiring safe storage of guns

A Michigan man whose two-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver last week pleaded not guilty after becoming the first person charged under the state’s new law requiring safe storage of guns.

Michael Tolbert, 44, of Flint, was arraigned on nine felony charges including single counts of first-degree child abuse and violation of Michigan’s gun st...

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James Biden testifies brother had no ‘direct or indirect financial interest’ in business ventures

James Biden testified Wednesday that his brother, President Biden, “never had any involvement or any direct or indirect financial interest” in his business ventures, countering Republican claims that the president was involved in his family’s business dealings.

The statement came during James Biden’s transcribed interview before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, part of the GOP's impeachment inquiry into the president.

“I have had a 50-year c...

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Pence group announces $20 million effort to fight GOP’s ‘drift toward populism’

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s political advocacy group plans to invest $20 million this year to shape the conservative agenda, an effort to directly counter what Pence had previously described as populism “unmoored to conservative principles.”

Advancing American Freedom, which Pence launched in 2021, announced Wednesday the creation of the American Solutions Project, a three-prong effort to push more traditional conservative policy priorities during an election y...

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Where’s my refund? These tax credits might be delaying it

Story at a glance
  • Tax season opened on Jan. 29 this year.
  • There are multiple reasons your refund could be delayed past the normal time. Whatever the reason, you can check the status of your refund online.
  • Taxpayers generally see their refunds 21 days after filing, but those who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will be waiting a bit long...

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Supreme Court hears challenges to EPA rule limiting pollution: Listen live

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Biden knocks Trump over Navalny comparison: ‘Why does Trump always blame America?’

President Biden knocked former President Trump, his likely GOP rival in November, for his response to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

“The former president, Trump, and other Republicans, refuse to hold Putin accountable for his death," Biden said in a video Tuesday. "Instead, Trump said Navalny's death made him realize how bad America is."

Biden, who has blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for Navalny’s death, cited that Trump did...

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Biden cancels student debt for 150K borrowers

The Biden administration announced Wednesday it is forgiving a total of $1.2 billion in student debt for roughly 153,000 borrowers.

The relief comes through the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan, which made changes to income-driven repayment plans in the wake of a Supreme Court decision overturning President Biden’s more ambitious student loan debt cancellation plan.

The first batch of loan forgiveness through the SAVE plan was planned for...

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Trump confirms names on VP shortlist: ‘They’re all good, they’re all solid’

Former President Trump confirmed a list of names floated to be on his vice presidential shortlist Tuesday during a town hall event in Greenville, S.C.

Trump joined Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham to discuss the Palmetto State’s upcoming primary — which takes place Saturday. Ingraham asked the former president if the rumored names were in fact on his list of potential running mates.

The list includes three former GOP candidates, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), ent...

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Two charged with murder over Super Bowl parade shooting | First Thing

Police blamed a ‘verbal altercation’ between two men carrying firearms for leaving one person dead and 22 injured at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade. Plus, Trump launches ‘Never Surrender’ gold sneaker

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Two men were charged with murder yesterday afternoon in connection with a mass shooting in Kansas City on 14 February that killed one person and wounded 22 others at a rally for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, according to prosecutors.

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Two charged with murder over Super Bowl parade shooting | First Thing

Police blamed a ‘verbal altercation’ between two men carrying firearms for leaving one person dead and 22 injured at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade. Plus, Trump launches ‘Never Surrender’ gold sneaker

Good morning.

Two men were charged with murder yesterday afternoon in connection with a mass shooting in Kansas City on 14 February that killed one person and wounded 22 others at a rally for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, according to prosecutors.

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