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FILE Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 7, 2021. Cruz appeared on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson show on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, to apologize for describing the Jan. 6 insurrection as “a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol” in an earlier statement marking the anniversary. He told Carlson: “The way I phrased things yesterday, it was sloppy and it was frankly dumb.” But despite insisting to Carlson that he had misspoken, Cruz has consistently used the “terrorism” terminology to refer to the attack over the past year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Sen. Cruz: Go ask Biden why he’s not wearing a mask

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back on calls to wear face masks amid growing evidence they don’t work against COVID-19. While talking to reporters Tuesday, the Texas lawmaker was asked why he wasn’t wearing a mask at all times amid the spread of the Omicron variant.



FILE - Chris Yeung, founder and chief writer of Citizen News waves to journalists after a news conference outside his office in Hong Kong, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the recent closure of two media outlets in the city cannot be associated with the state of press freedom in Hong Kong as the decisions were made by the outlets themselves. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Hong Kong leader dismisses press freedom criticisms

Hong Kong is seeing the extinction of its longstanding freedom of press, but the region’s leader, Carrie Lam, is dismissing worries. While speaking Tuesday, regional Chief Executive Lam said she rejects the idea of so-called “Western media” suggesting that free press is dying in the territory.



Robert Herring Sr built a fortune and a TV network, but his businesses also faced an environmental indictment and labor lawsuits, Reuters found. Jamie Scott Lytle/REUTERS

Biden’s FCC Nominee ‘Enemy of the Press’

Freedom of the press is one of the most sacred parts of America’s democracy. With Joe Biden’s latest nominee for the FCC, however, that freedom is under threat. OAN’s Pearson Sharp sits down with founder and owner of One America News, Robert Herring Sr. to discuss Biden’s nominee, Gigi Sohn, who’s proving to be an enemy of the First Amendment.