June 13, 2021

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Newsmax Apologizes for False Claims of Vote-Rigging by a Dominion Employee

The conservative news outlet Newsmax formally apologized on Friday for spreading baseless allegations that an employee of Dominion Voting Systems had rigged voting machines in an effort to sink President Donald J. Trump’s bid for re-election last year. In a statement posted on its website, Newsmax acknowledged that it had found “no evidence” for the […]

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The Day at Churchill Downs: Medina Spirit Wins the Kentucky Derby

Here’s what you need to know: Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Bob Baffert, won the 147th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.Credit…Sam Mallon/Getty Images LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by the two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, went to straight to the lead and then stayed there, holding […]

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Opinion | Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R.

YAMHILL, Ore. — The best argument for President Biden’s three-part proposal to invest heavily in America and its people is an echo of Franklin Roosevelt’s explanation for the New Deal. “In 1932 there was an awfully sick patient called the United States of America,” Roosevelt said in 1943. “He was suffering from a grave internal […]

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How to Watch SpaceX Splashdown With 4 Astronauts

Four astronauts are taking the redeye home to Earth on Saturday. Later this evening, a crew of four — three NASA astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency — will push off from the International Space Station in a capsule built by SpaceX. The astronauts will circle the planet a number of times over the […]

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Kentucky Derby Live Updates: Race Times, Odds and More

Here’s what you need to know: The announced crowd for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday was 41,472.Credit…Christian Hansen for The New York Times The pandemic wreaked havoc on the Triple Crown schedule in 2020. The Belmont Stakes, normally the final leg of the Triple Crown, was held in June, the Derby in September and the […]

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Sports News

Washington Football Team had a boring but productive draft

List Washington’s top four needs when the draft began, and they would have been, in some order: linebacker, offensive tackle, cornerback and wide receiver (though you could argue safety might have fit in there somewhere). So with their first four picks, Rivera and crew took: a linebacker, an offensive tackle, a cornerback and a wide […]

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, the self-assured, raspy-voiced actress who often played world-weary and worldly wise characters, and who won an Academy Award for her role as just such a woman in “Moonstruck,” died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 89. Her death was announced by her brother, the actor Apollo Dukakis, who said she […]

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The Day at Churchill Downs: Medina Spirit Wins the Kentucky Derby

Here’s what you need to know: Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Bob Baffert, won the 147th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.Credit…Sam Mallon/Getty Images LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by the two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, went to straight to the lead and then stayed there, holding […]

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

The question came at a campaign cattle call in April 2019, just a few months after Elizabeth Warren announced her presidential bid: How would she address “the urge to flee to the safety of a white male candidate?” After a question-and-answer session spent presenting her plans to address maternal mortality, criminal justice, housing, redlining and […]

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