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7 takeaways from Joe Biden’s prime-time Covid-19 speech

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President Joe Biden marked a year since the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the country with his first prime-time address -- a speech in which he mixed hard numbers on vaccine distribution with appeals to unity and a...

Actor Jon Voight rallies against America’s colleges dulling free speech, tells Tucker we must ‘speak up’

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The film icon explained his belief that most educators who follow liberal ideals blindly are doing so to protect their careers, while asserting that America’s schools are unfortunately being "overtaken" and have been...

Biden to focus on Covid relief for small businesses in Wednesday speech

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President-elect Joe Biden will make remarks Wednesday focusing on delivering relief to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic with a focus on helping minority-owned businesses, a transition spokesperson tell...

Sens. Cotton, Blackburn: Free speech is under fire on America’s college campuses. Here’s how we’ll protect it

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Today, going to college is less promising and more perilous for the thousands of young people who head to campus and immediately encounter angry activists and administrators intent on stifling the speech of anyone wh...

Texas high school valedictorian switches speech to speak out on state’s abortion law

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A high school valedictorian exhaled as she pulled a piece of paper from underneath her graduation gown. Gathering her courage, Paxton Smith started the speech she had worked so hard on for her graduation on Sunday....

NC Rep. Murphy’s Campus Free Speech and Restoration Act aims to send 1st Amendment back to school

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A conservative University of Virginia student was "berated" after questioning a subjective "strike" system that the student government there imposed to discourage professors from "offensive" speech. Conservative acti...

Supreme Court set to hear major school speech case after cheerleader booted from squad over Snapchat post

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The dispute stems from Snapchat posts by a high school sophomore after she did not make a varsity cheer team. But it could have implications for tens of millions of students nationwide, and to what extent schools are...

Geraldo hits Biden for ‘pitiful’ speech as Afghanistan crumbles: ‘What the hell did COVID have to do with’ it

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Rivera said on "The Five" Biden's speech Wednesday was disjointed and the president was "blinking and missing words," concluding his remarks and abruptly leaving the podium as the press tried to question him. "Can I ...

Capitol riot defendant has history of intimidating lawmakers, made racist speech at public hearing

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A man charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol riot made racist and xenophobic remarks during a public hearing before the Maine legislature in 2017. Video obtained by CNN shows Kyle Fitzsimons referring to imm...

The NBA is caught once again between free speech and the lucrative Chinese market

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong (CNN...

Biden says United States is in a ‘dangerous place’ and calls for unity in Gettysburg speech

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden warned of the "cost of division" Tuesday in a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, delivering a call to turn past a moment he said is "neither good nor normal" and unify. In ...

What the reaction to Chinese President Xi Jingping coughing during a speech says about East Asia right now

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Hong Kong During a speech in Shenzhen on Wednesday to promote the continued development of China's first special economic zone, Chinese President Xi Jinping coughed -- a lot. While any speculation about Xi's health ...

McAuliffe says Trump’s name ’13 times in a 15-minute speech’ after saying governor’s race isn’t about him

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McAuliffe often brought up former President Trump on the campaign trail and in the press for months when talking about Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin's agenda. CNN's Dana Bash even joked that she would take a swi...

Frances McDormand howls during viral ‘Nomadland’ acceptance speech

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"We give this one to our wolf," McDormand, 63, one of the stars and producers of "Nomadland," said before howling to the ceiling as she accepted the award in Los Angeles. The gesture was an apparent tribute to the f...

Al Sharpton speech at border drowned out by protesters: ‘We don’t want his trouble’

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Sharpton took a tour of the migrant camp on the U.S. southern border in Del Rio to "meet and pray with refugees in the wake of the humanitarian crisis," according to Wednesday press release from the civil rights orga...

Donald Trump slipped a fact-free conspiracy theory on Joe Biden into his stump speech

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Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump leveled a massive -- and totally unproven -- allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's the conspiracy theory,...