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Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin testifies during hearings in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 1954. McCarthy stands before a map which charts alleged communist activity in the United States. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Decades before Trump's election lies, McCarthy's anti-communist fever gripped the GOP

The former president threatens that GOP leaders must match their priorities to his or face a mass defection by the party's most reliable voters. It's without precedent, but there is a parallel.

ESPN reporter Allison Williams reports from a college basketball tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 8, 2017. Williams said in an Instagram video that she is leaving ESPN due to the company's vaccine mandate. Lance King/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN's Allison Williams explains why she's giving up her job over a vaccine mandate

In an Instagram video, college football and basketball reporter Allison Williams said, "I cannot put a paycheck over principle." She cited medical reasons for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Attorney Ben Crump, left, and Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, second from left, arrive at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga., as jury selection begins for the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on Monday. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Jury selection has begun in the trial of the 3 men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their friend William "Roddie" Bryan have pleaded not guilty in the 2020 killing of Arbery as he jogged in a residential neighborhood in Georgia.

In this Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday it's suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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Sinclair Broadcast Group says it suffered a ransomware attack and has had data stolen

The broadcast giant, which is known for pushing a conservative viewpoint, did not immediately say how many of its TV stations were directly affected.

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Meet the man behind Moderna's COVID vaccine

In the field of bio-tech, it can take 10 years and millions of dollars to see if an experimental idea might turn into a life-saving treatment — if it ever does. Noubar Afeyan fully understood those risks when he co-founded Moderna in 2010.

Moderna and Flagship Pioneering: Noubar Afeyan

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Applying for health insurance doesn't have to be confusing. Here's a handy glossary

Picking health insurance takes a lot of work. It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and there are a lot of confusing terms that come up every year. You also need to consider your general health and finances.

Applying for health insurance doesn't have to be confusing. Here's a handy glossary

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Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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The U.S. and Haiti are seeking the release of 17 missionaries snatched by a gang

Authorities seek the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend. On Monday, unions and other organizations launched a strike to protest worsening security.



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