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DeSantis defends controversial vaccine deal with developer — and threatens to pull vaccines if officials don’t like it

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Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has threatened to move a pop-up vaccination clinic that his state has set up in an affluent community in Manatee County after he was confronted with allegations of political fa...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach defends hire of coach previously accused of racism

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New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has defended the hiring of a former controversial coach who has previously been accused of racism and bullying. The NFL team announced on Thursday that they had hired...

Psaki defends Biden administration’s school reopening goal as ‘not the ceiling’

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the administration's school reopening goals on Wednesday in the wake of criticism from parents, teachers, students and local officials who say the goals are insufficien...

Lindsey Graham defends Liz Cheney amid attacks from Trump allies

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, became the latest high-profile GOP elected official to defend Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming amid attacks from Donald Trump loyalists critical of her vote to impeach the...

Mexican president defends decision not to press charges against ex-minister who was arrested on drug charges in US

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Mexico's president on Friday defended his attorney general's exoneration of former defense minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who was arrested in Los Angeles last October on drug trafficking charges that were...

Sia defends her decision to cast Maddie Ziegler in ‘Music’

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Sia is explaining why she cast Maddie Ziegler rather than an actor with autism in her new movie, "Music." The "Chandelier" singer appeared on Australia's "The Sunday Project," to explain the reasoning behind her ca...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ actor Rizwan Manji defends his South Asian character’s accent

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"Schitt's Creek" emerged from 2020 as one of the year's most beloved and critically acclaimed sitcoms. But one character, a South Asian man, gave viewers pause. Fans of the show have taken issue with "Schitt's Cree...

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani defends club tweet that led to online abuse of pundit Karen Carney

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The owner of an English Premier League team has defended a post from the club's official Twitter account that led to online abuse being directed at football pundit Karen Carney. Prior to Leeds beating West Brom 5-0 ...

Sia defends casting a nondisabled actor to portray a person with autism in her upcoming film ‘Music’

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Pop singer Sia is responding to the backlash to her upcoming film that has been criticized for casting a nondisabled actor to portray a character who has autism. And she's furious. The Australian artist known for h...

Chrissy Teigen defends Kim Kardashian’s maternity shapewear line in cute video

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Kim Kardashian was in hot water over the weekend over her new maternity line from her shapewear brand Skims, and was accused of trying to force pregnant women to look slimmer. Kardashian defended the line on social...

Attorney General Barr defends move to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation case

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Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended the Justice Department's decision to represent President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual assault in the 1990s...