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White House defends decision to position U.S. Marines behind Biden during Philadelphia speech
Politics

White House defends decision to position U.S. Marines behind Biden during Philadelphia speech

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday defended the White House's decision to position two U.S. Marines behind President Joe Biden in his Thursday night speech, in which he portrayed former President Donald Trump and "MAGA Republicans" as representative of "an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic."The speech, outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, was an official White House event about what aides called the continued "battle for the soul of the nation" — a phrase Mr. Biden first used to describe the impetus for his candidacy when he launched his 2020 presidential campaign. On Thursday night, Mr. Biden said "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution," "do not believe in the rule of law" and "refused to acknowledge a free electio...
Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from family of fallen U.S. Marine
Entertainment

Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from family of fallen U.S. Marine

A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a fallen U.S. Marine who claimed actor Alec Baldwin defamed them on social media. The U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, where the lawsuit was filed, found that it does not have ruling power over Baldwin, as he was born and raised in New York and resides in New York.The court also said the actor did not purposefully direct his activities at Wyoming, nor did his actions injure any residents of the state. The case was dismissed without prejudice, which means it can be refiled and brought back to court. Marine Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum's widow and two of his sisters filed the defamation lawsuit in Wyoming in January.McCollum was killed in 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to the suit, Baldwin sent ...