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Delta passenger: The airline wouldn’t let me sing the national anthem for a fallen soldier on our flight

A video that’s gone viral thanks in part to the Trump/NFL culture clash over anthem protests. Pamela Gaudry was on a Delta flight from Philly making its descent into Atlanta when the pilot told the passengers that the plane was carrying the body of a …

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Hollywood sexual assault accusation round-up

Earlier today I wrote about Reese Witherspoon’s claim last night that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16-years-old. But there have been several more well-known actresses who have made fresh accusations today so I’m going to offer a round-up. First off, …

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FCC chair: No, we don’t pull licenses over content complaints

Better late than never. Almost a week after Donald Trump suggested that the FCC take action against NBC for broadcasting “fake news,” FCC chair Ajit Pai told an AT&T forum that fake news falls outside its mandate. Besides, Pai said, current law doesn’t grant the …

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Contraception mandate battles over? DoJ settles with scores of plaintiffs

“The nuns won,” writes Wesley Smith at NRO. That’s not literally true, at least not yet, but it now appears inevitable. The Department of Justice has finally settled the HHS contraception-mandate lawsuits it had previously contested with the law firm Jones Day, which represents scores of religious …

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Surprise: Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s travel ban — again

This makes twice that Judge Derrick Watson has blown up Trump’s executive order on the launchpad, this time just a few hours before it was set to take effect nationally. Guess who appointed him to the bench. Previous versions of the ban have been halted …

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Yes, Hanoi Jane is back. No, she’s still not sorry

Lots of people, particularly from back in my generation, went through a rebellious stage in their youth. It was a sign of the times. Some took a bit longer to grow out of it than others, though. In the case of Jane Fonda, the process …

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Today’s hot topics: Raqqa roll, war on Kurds, Gingriches to the Vatican, NFL’s plenipotent protests, and more

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. (If …

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Senate Dems, GOP reach deal to reinstate ObamaCare’s cost-sharing subsidies

It’s encouraging to know that our two very divided parties can still come together to figure out ways to prop up ObamaCare. Trump forced Congress’s hand last week when he announced HHS would no longer pay the cost-sharing subsidies. For good reason: They were never …

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The secret to marriage is being married

We’ll veer off the beaten path today for a short sojourn into the subject of marriage and relationships. While not my usual beat, I found myself captivated this morning by an essay in the New York Times under the byline of Gabrielle Zevin. She’s the …

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Where in the world is Vegas hero Jesus Campos?

At one point, Jesus Campos seemed to be the biggest heroic figure in the Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy. According to the original timeline, Campos disrupted Stephen Paddock’s plan for the massacre, forcing him into committing suicide when a wounded Campos alerted police to Paddock’s …

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