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    Getty Fox News anchor Chris Wallace Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has been happily married to wife Lorraine Smothers for more than 20 years and they have a blended family of six grown children. But before Wallace and Smothers tied the knot in 1997, Wallace spent more than two decades with first wife...
    Getty Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. Journalist Chris Wallace, best known as the longtime anchor of Fox News Sunday, is a family man when he’s not in the newsroom. Wallace and his wife, Lorraine Smothers, have six children between them. Wallace had four children with his first wife, Elizabeth Farrell, and gained two...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the shooting spree that occurred in the Mid-Atlantic/Washington, DC area in October 2002. Ten people were killed and three injured in sniper-style shootings.John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were arrested, tried and convicted for the shootings. Muhammad received a death sentence and was executed on November 10, 2009. Malvo was...
    (CNN)Here's some information about the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The coronavirus, called Covid-19 by WHO, originated in China and is the cousin of the SARS virus.Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. The viruses can make people sick, usually with a...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Operation Enduring Freedom, which began on October 7, 2001 with allied air strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets. The United States linked the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to al Qaeda, a group that operated under the Taliban regime's protection in Afghanistan. The operation was launched to stop the Taliban...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of former US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.PersonalBirth date: October 4, 1946 Birth place: North Platte, NebraskaBirth name: Charles Timothy HagelRead MoreFather: Charles Hagel, lumber yard managerMother: Betty (Dunn) Hagel, secretaryMarriages: Lilibet Ziller (April 1985-present); Patricia Lloyd (1979-1982, divorced) Children: with Lilibet Ziller: Allyn and Ziller Education: Attended Wayne...
    Twitter/Brad Pascale Candice Blount, Brad Pascale's wife, pictured in April 2018. Candice Blount is Brad Pascale’s wife. The couple married in 2012. On September 27, Parscale, 44, was hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale after Blount, 41, told authorities that her husband was threatening to self-harm. Investigators believe that Parscale was under the influence...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Gerry Adams, former president of Sinn Fein, the leading republican political party in Northern Ireland.PersonalBirth date: October 6, 1948 Birth place: Belfast, Northern IrelandBirth name: Gerard AdamsRead MoreFather: Gerry Adams, laborer and republican activistMother: Annie (Hannaway) Adams, mill workerMarriage: Colette (McArdle) Adams (1971-present)Children: GearóidReligion: CatholicOther FactsSinn Fein means...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the Supreme Court of the United States.FactsThe US Supreme Court was created in accordance with Article III, section 1 of the Constitution of the United States and by the authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. Nine justices comprise the US Supreme Court, one chief justice and eight...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of attorney Mark Geragos, known for his high profile clients.PersonalBirth date: October 5, 1957 Birth place: Los Angeles, CaliforniaBirth name: Mark John GeragosRead MoreFather: Paul Geragos, attorneyMother: Betty Jane GeragosMarriage: Paulette (Kassabian) GeragosChildren: Jake and Teny Education: Haverford College, B.A., 1979; Loyola Marymount University, J.D., 1982Other FactsPartner in the...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States. PersonalBirth date: October 1, 1924 Birth place: Plains, Georgia Birth name: James Earl Carter Jr. Read MoreFather: James Earl Carter Sr., a farmer and businessmanMother: Lillian (Gordy) CarterMarriage: Rosalynn (Smith) Carter (July 7, 1946-present) Children: Amy Lynn, Donnel...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As part of America's intelligence community, the CIA collects information about foreign governments, organized crime and terrorist groups.FactsSeptember 18, 1947 - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is established.It was created by President Harry S. Truman under the National Security Act of 1947.December 2004...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Amr Moussa, Egyptian diplomat, ambassador and former minister of foreign affairs.PersonalBirth date: October 3, 1936 Birth place: Cairo, EgyptFather: Muhammad MoussaRead MoreMarriage: Laila (Badawy) Moussa (1968-present)Children: Hazem Moussa; Hania MoussaEducation: Cairo University, L.L.B., 1957Timeline1958-1972 - Works in several different governmental departments including Egypt's missions to the United Nations.1974-1977...
    Confirmation hearing screenshot Amy Coney Barrett's family included two of her children. Amy Coney Barrett was reportedly among the top candidates being considered by President Donald Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, is married to a former federal prosecutor with whom she has seven children. Amy Barrett and...
    Getty Amy Coney Barrett with two of her children Vivian and Emmy. Amy Coney Barrett, who was reportedly Donald Trump’s finalist to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, has a large family with her husband, Jesse Barrett, who is a former federal prosecutor in Indiana. How many children does Amy...
    TikTok The TikTok channel on abuse accusations at the Children of Hope Girls' Ranch received more than 30 million views. Child of Hope Girls’ Ranch was a private religious boarding school where multiple girls have accused the school’s owners and relatives of abusing the girls, according to a report from NBC News. The...
    Facebook Kenneth Walker is the boyfriend of the late Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT shot and killed in her home on March 13, 2020. Kenneth Walker is the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was killed on March 13 after Louisville Metro Police Department officers entered her home with...
    Getty A member of far-right group "Proud Boys" holds a megaphone during "The End Domestic Terrorism" rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 17, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Proud Boys, a group whose mantra is that they are “Western Chauvinists who refuse to apologize for the modern world” is holding a...
    Louisville Metro Police Department Former LMPD officer Brett Hankison. Brett Hankison is the former police officer who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department on June 23, 2020 for his role in the death of Breonna Taylor. On September 23, 2020 he was indicted by a grand jury for three counts of...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.FactsThere are 17.4 million veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census.More than nine million veterans are served each year by the Department of Veterans Affairs.Health care facilities are made up of 1,074 outpatient sites and 170 VA...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Supreme Court nominations. Under Article II of the Constitution, the President nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the "advice and consent of the Senate."If a vacancy occurs when Congress is not in session, a recess appointment allows an appointee to serve without Senate approval until Congress reconvenes.One hundred and sixty-three...
    Getty Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party's convention a...
    (CNN)Here's a look at controversial police encounters that have prompted protests over the past three decades. This select list includes cases in which police officers were charged or a grand jury was convened. 1991 - Los Angeles - Rodney KingMarch 3, 1991 - LAPD officers beat motorist Rodney King after he leads police on a...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the top 25 longest-serving senators in US history.The Top Twenty-Five as of 1/3/2020Names in bold are currently serving in the US Senate.1) Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), 51 years, 5 months, 26 daysJanuary 3, 1959-June 28, 20102) Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), 49 years, 11 months, 15 daysJanuary 3, 1963-December 17, 2012Read More3)...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Nobel Prize, an international award given yearly for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and peace. October 7-14, 2019 - The Nobel Prizes are announced. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his role in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Operation Fast and Furious. From 2009-2011, the Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with other partners, allowed illegal gun sales in order to track the sellers and purchasers, who were believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels.FactsDuring the Fast and Furious investigation,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of professional tennis player Serena Williams.PersonalBirth date: September 26, 1981 Birth place: Saginaw, MichiganBirth name: Serena Jameka WilliamsRead MoreFather: Richard Williams, tennis coachMother: Oracene PriceMarriage: Alexis Ohanian (November 16, 2017-present)Children: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.Other FactsHas won 73 career singles titles, 23 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. This...
    (CNN)Here's a look at ricin, a natural, highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans.FactsAbout one million tons of castor beans are processed every year, worldwide. Ricin is part of the waste from the beans when castor oil is made. Sometimes this is called "mash."Less than a pinpoint can kill a human if ingested,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.PersonalBirth date: October 1, 1956 Birth place: Eastbourne, England Birth name: Theresa Mary BrasierRead MoreFather: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicarMother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: AnglicanOther FactsHas Type 1...
    Getty A seal that reads "U.S. Public Health Service" adorns a building on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. William Crews, a public affairs specialist for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is retiring after he was identified as the culprit behind conservative blog posts criticizing...
    Getty Charles Scharf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, is under fire for several comments he made about diversity earlier this summer. Charles Scharf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, is facing backlash on Twitter after he claimed that his company’s lack of diversity stems from a “limited pool of Black talent.” The 55-year-old first...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of actress Julie Andrews.PersonalBirth date: October 1, 1935 Birth place: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom Birth name: Julia Elizabeth WellsRead MoreFather: Edward Wells, teacherMother: Barbara (Morris) Andrews, pianist Marriages: Blake Edwards (1969-2010, his death); Tony Walton (1959-1968, divorced)Children: adopted with Blake Edwards: Joanna, 1975, Amelia, 1974; with Tony Walton: Emma,...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal involving the targeting of certain groups. In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report indicating the targeting involved delaying the processing of applications by certain conservative groups and requesting information from them that was later deemed unnecessary. The Justice...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the United States Constitution, which establishes and sets forth the ultimate law of the land. The Constitution is comprised of a preamble, seven articles and 27 amendments (last addition in 1992).The first three articles of the Constitution set up the federal system by dividing power between three branches of government -...
    (CNN)Here's a look at basketball legend and NBA superstar Michael Jordan.PersonalBirth date: February 17, 1963 Birth place: Brooklyn, New YorkBirth name: Michael Jeffrey JordanRead MoreFather: James Jordan, business ownerMother: Deloris (Peoples) JordanMarriages: Yvette Prieto (April 27, 2013-present); Juanita Vanoy (September 2, 1989-December 29, 2006, divorced) Children: with Yvette Prieto: Victoria and Ysabel, twins; with Juanita...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Tour de France. August 29-September 20, 2020 - The 107th Tour de France takes place. 22-year-old Tadej Pogacar becomes the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France and is the youngest winner since 1904.July 6-28, 2019 - The 106th Tour de France takes place. 22-year-old Egan Bernal is crowned...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking information about US surveillance programs to the press.PersonalBirth date: June 21, 1983 Birth place: Elizabeth City, North CarolinaBirth name: Edward Joseph SnowdenRead MoreFather: Lonnie Snowden, former Coast Guard officerMother: Elizabeth Snowden, federal court administratorOther FactsDropped out of high school.The Guardian reported...
    Getty Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. After years and years of trying to get a new stadium built in various cities, the Raiders have finally pulled it off. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas looks to be the perfect stadium for the team to play in. The black aesthetic just screams Raiders. There...
    Twitter/@nikolatrevor Trevor Milton Trevor Milton, the founder of the Nikola Corporation, has stepped down as the executive chairman following allegations that he lied about his company’s technology. Milton founded Nikola, which designs and manufactures electric trucks, in 2014. The accusation came from the investment fund Hindenburg Research less than two weeks after...
    Jones Day/Getty Barbara Lagoa's husband, Paul Huck Jr. Barbara Lagoa, the federal judge who is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, is married to Paul Huck Jr., an attorney who is the son of a federal judge. Lagoa was one of two women...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the country of Iraq which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.About Iraq(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 438,317 sq km Population: 38,872,655 (July 2020 est.)Median age: 21.2 years (2020 est.)Read MoreCapital: Baghdad Ethnic Groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20% or other 5% (1987 est.)Religion: Muslim (official) 95%-98%...
    (CNN)Here's a look at some of the most important cases decided by the US Supreme Court since 1789. 1803 - Marbury v. MadisonThis decision established the system of checks and balances and the power of the Supreme Court within the federal government. Situation: Federalist William Marbury and many others were appointed to positions by outgoing...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which recognize television programs and performers. September 20, 2020 - The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony takes place with Jimmy Kimmel as host. The awards are presented virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.September 22, 2019 - The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony takes place.FactsEmmys are...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the US Open Golf Tournament. September 20, 2020 - Bryson DeChambeau of the United States wins the 120th US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.June 16, 2019 - Gary Woodland of the United States wins the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.AboutThe...
    Getty Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari-Cox Scottish actor Brian Cox has been married to Nicole Ansari for nearly two decades and they have two sons together. Like her husband, Ansari has had a successful career in front of the camera. The German native began her acting career when she was still in high...
    Subway derailment caused by person throwing debris onto track, investigators say Spice Up Pumpkin Spice Season With These 7 Custom Starbucks Drink Orders Ralph Lauren Fast Facts Here's a look at the life of American fashion designer and philanthropist Ralph Lauren. © Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Personal Birth date: October 14, 1939 Birth...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted terrorists.PersonalBirth date: October 12, 1949 Birth place: Caracas, VenezuelaBirth name: Ilich Ramirez SanchezRead MoreFather: José Altagracia Ramírez Navas, a Marxist, millionaire lawyerMother: Elba Maria SánchezMarriages: Isabelle Coutant-Peyre (2001-present); Lana Jarrar; Magdalena Kopp (divorced)Children: with Magdalena Kopp: Elba Rosa,...
    Matthew Wolff is on the verge of making history at the U.S. Open on Sunday as one of the youngest golfers ever to win one of golf’s four majors. The second-year pro with an unorthodox swing surged to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday after beginning the round four strokes off the lead....
    (CNN)Here's a look at Major League Baseball's World Series. October 20, 2020 - The 116th World Series is set to begin.October 30, 2019 - The Washington Nationals clinch their first World Series title, defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Nationals made their first World Series...