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Homelessness in Washington, DC: Here are the statistics

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The most recent homelessness survey for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area showed numbers moving in the right direction, revealing a seven percent decrease in the overall number of homeless people.

A 2019 Point-in-Time survey conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments showed there are a total of 9,794 homeless individuals. This is the lowest number since the region began collecting data in 2001, and the first time the number has dropped below 10,000. This sample area included the nation’s capital, along with parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

There are now 686 fewer people living on the streets or in shelters than in 2018, according to the council.

Seven of nine jurisdictions recorded decreases in the number of persons experiencing homelessness from 2018 to 2019, the survey showed.

The report also credited coordinated projects between the departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a positive impact on reducing the number of military veterans who have been homeless since 2015.

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The availability of permanent housing resources and financial vouchers have also benefited veterans and contributed to the turnaround, according to the survey.

In the District of Columbia, specifically, there was a six percent decrease in the total number of homeless residents between 2018 and 2019; the count went from 6,904 to 6,521, the report showed.

Between 2015 and 2019, D.C. saw a drastic 11 percent drop in homelessness across the board. The city attributed the decrease to new policies centered on homeless families that granted them year-round access to shelters and increased social service options.

The streamlined method allowed shelters to better absorb the higher volume of refuge seekers during the colder winter months while maintaining efficiency.

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The District of Columbia passed the End Youth Homeless Amendment Act in 2014, expanding access to youth-centric services, and it also mandated an annual census.

The city also launched the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP), which seeks to help families resolve a housing crisis before a shelter stay is even necessary.

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Donald Trump Jr. says there’s no ‘equal justice’: ‘If you’re a Trump guy, it’s over!’

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Donald Trump Jr. appeared on “Watters’ World” Saturday night and commented on his father, President Trump, tweeting support for Attorney General William Barr shortening the sentence of former Trump associate Roger Stone and the criticism it garnered.

“They’re saying, ‘well, what Trump did … ’ Trump tweeted about it to his millions of followers all over the world. He tweeted about something that already happened, meaning the verdict against Stone, right? They’re trying to say that is the same as when the right was outraged that Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on a private plane on a tarmac in Arizona [in 2016] to talk about ‘golf and grandkids,’” Trump Jr. told host Jesse Watters. “Let’s not pretend they’re the same thing! We have no idea what they discussed. We do know the charges were dropped and things weren’t pursued after that Bill Clinton meeting, but we have no idea!”

“Trump sends a tweet to billions of people around the world after the fact and he’s somehow getting in there and meddling with what’s going on,” Trump said. “I mean, this is the sickness.”

Trump Jr. voiced his frustration with the “double standard” his family and Republicans must deal with, using Stone and former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe as an example.

“Roger Stone and McCabe, they both lied to Congress, but McCabe, he’s a CNN contributor!” the president’s eldest son said. “He actually gets airtime on TV to talk about the injustices that he actually committed! The double standard is what’s sickening. And I think that’s what’s so frustrating to us.”

“I don’t care if we play hardball … but we’ve got to be playing the same game,” Trump Jr. added.

Watters then mentioned former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, pointing out that Hunter was an example of justice not being equal.

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“Unlike Hunter, I actually did 30 hours of testimony. Now, the difference is, I took a 20-minute unsolicited meeting set up and paid for by the DNC. Okay?” Trump Jr. said. “Hunter takes millions from a corrupt, Ukrainian oil company. He doesn’t speak Ukrainian. He knows nothing about oil or gas, but that’s OK. They don’t even need to hear from him, let alone get in trouble for it.”

“It’s like, there is not equal justice under the law. If you’re one of them, you’re good. You can get away with any of these things, “Trump Jr. said. “If you’re one of the Trump people, but flip on Trump, you’re also good. If you’re a Trump guy, it’s over!”

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RCP reporter: Biden dropping in Nevada, Bloomberg ‘very happy’ with how election is playing out

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RealClearPolitics (RCP) political reporter Philip Wegmann joined “America’s News HQ” Saturday to talk about what candidates in the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary have the advantage.

“But if you look at that polling, what it shows is that Joe Biden was once in first place in Nevada. Now he’s trailing in second to Bernie Sanders, a trend that is reflected in our national data at RealClearPolitics,” Wegmann said. “And I think that the reason here is that, you know, Joe Biden had those two losses and that also there are a lot of Democratic voters who feel like they now have permission to vote for Bernie Sanders because of his strong wins in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

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A new Las Vegas Review-Journal/AARP Nevada poll has 25 percent of Democratic voters supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders while former Vice President Biden sits at 18 percent.

Wegmann also reacted to reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is not on the ballot until Super Tuesday, is considering 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

“I think what it generally shows, because we can’t confirm that yet… It shows that Michael Bloomberg and his team are very good at inserting himself into the conversation,” Wegmann said.

“Remember, this is someone who really has not had much support in any of these states thus far, but what he’s even able to do with his billions of dollars and with his campaign infrastructure, he’s been able to insert himself into national news and really, at least on paper, create a campaign that could potentially compete anywhere,” he said.

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The RCP reporter also said the Bloomberg campaign was “very happy” with its strategy and would very much like to face Bernie Sanders one-on-one in the latter part of the primaries.

“And if you talk to the Bloomberg campaign, they’re very happy with what’s going on right now because they feel like Joe Biden is imploding. And they also feel like Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg are not necessarily the alternatives needed to go up against Bernie Sanders,” Wegmann said. “But make no mistake, [Bloomberg] would love nothing more than to run against the Democratic socialist for the nomination.”

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Jim Gray to receive inaugural Insight Media Award from Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Sportscaster and Fox News contributor Jim Gray is set to receive the inaugural “Insight Media Award” during Enshrinement Weekend in late August for his achievements in sports reporting over the last 40 years.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame previewed the award in a press release on Friday and praised Gray for his unique style.

“The Insight Media Award honors an individual or organization that has consistently probed into salient issues and brought a unique, provoking and non-traditional perspective to fans, participants and consumers of sporting news,” they said. “This award honors an individual or organization that is courageous in the pursuit of challenging but imperative content and thereby offers a distinctive viewpoint.”

Gray, who is known for interviewing athletes such as boxer Mike Tyson and basketball stars Lebron James and Michael Jordan, spoke with Fox News about the award and said it felt surreal to be receiving it.

“It’s a great honor and I’m really just grateful and so appreciative of being able to have this happen and [am grateful] to the people of the Hall of Fame,” he said Saturday.

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“It makes you think of all the great athletes and coaches who allowed me to interview them thousands of times and to be able to see their achievement and excellence up close, and to be able to chronicle it and talk to them and get to know them — It’s almost an indescribable feeling of joy to be able to have this recognition,” he added.

Gray, who has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon, thanked those who’ve helped him throughout his career and said he would never have been able to reach such heights by himself.

“Nobody does anything in television and radio by themselves. Nobody,” he said.

“I’ve had a lot of help. Not only from all of the players and coaches and administrators in the NBA and the Final Fours, NCAA, but also all of the great broadcasters who I’ve worked with and been a part of their team — producers, directors, graphics, cameramen, researchers, everybody,” he Gray said.

He met his wife Frann through former Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly and said he owed a great deal of his personal happiness to the people he connected with on the job. He also expressed a particular fondness for his friend, the late Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last month with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

“I think back to all the great friendships in basketball that have come from being able to cover these guys,” Gray continued. “Julius Irving. Chuck Daly introduced me to my wife. Julius became my best friend from my early days in Philadelphia — to the special relationships that I’ve had with Bill Walton over the years and Kobe Bryant, who let me interview him hundreds upon hundreds of times. It’s been an amazing journey.”

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Gray said he still keeps the photo from the last interview Byrant did with him, in his Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

“I got a picture on my desk of the last interview that Kobe Bryant ever did in his uniform,” he said. “And it says ‘from the first to the last — love you brother. Kobe 24.'”

When asked what his favorite moment in reporting was, Gray struggled to pick just one but listed many marquee moments, from Lebron’s first game to Jordan’s last.

He then recalled his admiration for the late sportscaster Curt Gowdy, whom the award is being given in honor of, and praised him as his childhood role model.

“I grew up in Denver. Curt Gowdy was probably the first voice in my head as a youngster, watching AFL games in Denver as a Bronco fan,” Gray said. “To win the Curt Gowdy award… That means a lot to me. Because it reflects to me, somebody who I just looked up to at a very early age — admired and respected. I always thought, ‘Wouldn’t’ that be great to be like Curt Gowdy.'”

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Gray has worked more than 25 NBA Finals, 20 NBA All-Star Games and more than 20 NCAA Final Fours. He has won 12 Emmys for his work.

The Insight Media Award will be presented to him during the weekend of Aug. 28-30.

Sportswriter and commentator Michael Wilbon and NBA play-by-play commentator Mike Breen will be receiving the Curt Gowdy Media Award on that same weekend.

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Iranian dissidents call for election boycott after regime disqualifies thousands of candidates

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Iranian dissidents opposed to the hardline regime in Tehran are urging their fellow citizens not to vote in next week’s elections, which they describe as a “sham” — calling on them to instead work to overthrow the struggling regime.

“The boycott of the sham elections is a patriotic duty and the bond of the Iranian people with their martyrs, especially the over 1,500 martyrs of the November uprising,” National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President-elect Maryam Rajavi said in a speech, referring to protests last year. “This boycott sides with the demands of the arisen people and students in January for the overthrow of the entirety of the illegitimate regime of the [absolute clerical rule].”

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“Indeed, the vote of the Iranian people is ‘overthrow,’” she said.

Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect members of the 290-seat Iranian parliament, less than two months since the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. strike, which shook the regime and boosted dissidents. That strike was followed by a new wave of sanctions by the Trump administration.

AFP reported that The Guardian Council, responsible for vetting candidates, has disqualified more than half of the 14,444 who looked to stand in the elections — including many reformist and more moderate candidates. The outlet reported that many voters are consequently being faced with the choice of voting for hardliners or not voting at all, and that the election could even result in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s conservative rivals gaining seats

The BBC reported that any candidates from groups opposed to the Islamic Republic, or who want to change the system, are disqualified from running by the Council.

Activists on the ground say that Iranians are not apathetic, but will be boycotting the election. One activist in Tehran, who identified himself to Fox News as Kaveh, said that the Iranian people want to overthrow what he described as a “corrupt and criminal regime.”

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“Basically, public participation in elections in a democratic government is the product of the public’s confidence in its democratic structure,” he said via text message. “But because we have a fascist government in Iran, people not only have no confidence in the structure of the regime, but they hate it.”

“In fact, what the regime calls the election is just a hoax to declare to the world that it has social legitimacy,” he added.

There are signs of increasing activism and public anger at the theocratic regime, particularly amid an economy buckling under waves of U.S. sanctions imposed by the Trump administration as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign since the U.S. left the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

Tensions exploded in November when thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest against the regime, leading to a brutal crackdown from Tehran that saw at least 1,000 and as many as 1,500 killed and thousands more imprisoned. There were further protests in January, fueled in part by the regime admitting that it was responsible for the shooting down of a passenger jet amid heightened tensions with the U.S. after Soleimani’s death.

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As the regime appears to weaken, even despite the crackdown on who can participate in the elections, opponents are seeing it as proof that the end is in sight.

“Today, [Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei] is trying to fill the reactionary parliament with absolute loyalists. This is because he sees closing ranks as the solution to dealing with the current crisis,” Rajavi said. “But, whether he succeeds or fails in this endeavor, in the end, the clerical regime has no way out and cannot forestall its overthrow.”

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Yang campaign will keep paying Freedom Dividend to families, despite campaign ending, official tells Fox

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Andrew Yang may have dropped out of the presidential race, but the lucky families who earned his Freedom Dividend won’t be shortchanged.

Yang will continue the $1,000-per-month payments to 13 families across the country until the end of the 1-year commitment, Fox News has learned.

“Andrew is thrilled to continue offering our recipients the Freedom Dividend through the year, as promised,” Yang’s traveling press secretary Erick Sanchez told Fox News. “We’ve been pleased to see the money go to a variety of different needs ranging from medications to home repairs.”

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Yang, a New York businessman, ran an unconventional campaign that outlasted many seasoned politicians until dropping out Tuesday after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire. He stumped on an economic message of rebuilding the economy after scores of manufacturing and service jobs are lost due to automation.

He rose to popularity on his proposed fix of a “Freedom Dividend” — a universal basic income (UBI) that would pay each American adult $1,000 per month.

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To drive home his message, Yang started doling out freedom dividends to families in a trial run of the plan to three winners in Iowa, New Hampshire and Florida, respectively.

Then in a dramatic opening statement on the debate stage in Houston in September, Yang announced that 10 people nationwide would be chosen for the giveaway, paid for his campaign. That $120,000 commitment is still ongoing, as well.

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“When you donate money to a presidential campaign, what happens? The politicians spend the money on TV ads and consultants and you hope it works out,” Yang said. “It’s time to trust ourselves more than our politicians.”

“That’s why I’m going to do something unprecedented. My campaign will now give a Freedom Dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families,” Yang added.

The gimmick helped Yang raise $1 million in the 72 hours afterward and collect more than 450,000 email addresses from people who entered the online raffle, Politico reported. But it also sent campaign finance lawyers questioning whether the giveaway was legal.

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But Yang’s campaign stood by the plan and said it will still be making the payments to those 10 winners.

It’s unclear what Yang will do next, but his campaign said he’ll continue to promote the need for every American to have a Freedom Dividend.

“Andrew will continue to be a fierce advocate for Universal Basic Income as we continue to see the impact of automation on the American workforce,” Sanchez added.

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Dan Gainor: Love blooms between Bloomberg and media – with some exceptions

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It’s Valentine’s weekend so it’s time to tell a love story. Many in the media have found the new love of their lives – multibillionaire liberal and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Valentine’s Day was actually Bloomberg’s 78th birthday – and his media admirers are giving him adoring coverage as a present.

But Bloomberg isn’t just a love interest. He’s a sugar daddy. He’s well on his way to spending hundreds of millions of dollars or more of his own money on advertising in newspapers, the Internet, TV and radio. In fact, he’s spending money on media buys as if he’s one of the richest people on Earth – which he is. Forbes magazine estimates his net worth at an almost unimaginable $62.8 billion.

Bloomberg has even resorted to paying Internet posters for meme sponsorships. The phrase “money is no object” really does apply to his campaign spending.

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Bloomberg didn’t run in the New Hampshire primary, but still got adoring coverage. Reuters headlined a story “Bloomberg turns heads with write-in win in New Hampshire hamlet” in a story about Bloomberg winning three of the five votes cast in Dixville Notch. The tiny precinct has a long tradition of voting at midnight as the day of the New Hampshire primary begins and reporting the first results. Bloomberg reportedly personally called voters to get the meaningless victory.

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Major media ate up all three votes. CBS, ABC, MSNBC, PBS and a ton of print and online outlets all covered the ridiculous story. It’s bad when comedians have better news judgment than journalists. “Late Show” host James Corden told his audience: “It shouldn’t be a news story that someone won an election with the same number of votes as there are Jonas brothers.”

Retired ABC News White House correspondent and Sunday news show host Sam Donaldson is ready to vote with Dixville Notch. He wrote a CNN op-ed about joining the ranks of NeverTrump, saying how it’s “an imperative for all of us” to “beat Donald Trump.”

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Naturally, Donaldson also claims that “Mike Bloomberg is the president we need to bring people together and unite our country.” He also appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN to express his strong support for Bloomberg.

The New York Times was especially ecstatic about the Bloomberg candidacy. Columnist Thomas L. Friedman urged Democrats to pick Bloomberg, saying the former New York City mayor “has the right stuff.”

Friedman depicted Bloomberg as “a moderate progressive with a heart of gold but the toughness of a rattlesnake.” That Bloomberg “gold” has gone “to virtually every progressive cause – gun control, abortion rights, climate change, Planned Parenthood” and many more.

The Times ran two stories about the Democratic Party’s search for a “savior.” One was headlined: “Unless a moderate favorite soon emerges, party leaders may increasingly look to Michael R. Bloomberg as a potential savior.”

In the other piece, the Times declared that “Moderates Search for a Savior.” There’s a huge problem with that. Even the left-wing Washington Post doesn’t think Bloomberg, or any other Democratic presidential candidate, is a moderate. Yet the Times has repeatedly raved about Bloomberg as a “centrist billionaire.”

Even when The New York Times covered a Bloomberg scandal, it downplayed it. Bloomberg’s support for New York’s stop-and-frisk policing was widely derided as racist. Here’s The Times headline: “Bloomberg’s Blunt Defense of Stop-and-Frisk Policy Draws Scrutiny.” Imagine the paper saying any Trump controversy simply “draws scrutiny.”

Politico ran a strange photo essay about the Bloomberg campaign that included a fun nugget most news outlets would have highlighted had the candidate carried an “R” after his name. “What happens when a billionaire self-funds his campaign? Events feature hundreds of free T-shirts and buttons, plus food and alcohol.”

I could fill Madison Square Garden to watch “The View” if I got to offer enough free food and booze. (OK, it would have to be a lot.)

Not to be outdone, our publicly funded NPR highlighted another public relations feature. “Mike Bloomberg Storms Super Tuesday States, Pledging To ‘Get It Done.’” When did NPR start channeling Larry the Cable Guy?

Of course, Bloomberg can always rely on friendly coverage from another major media outlet – Bloomberg News. Take a wild guess as to who owns it.

When the big-spending billionaire announced he was running, the Washington Post wrote about the ethical challenges his news operation faced. “Bloomberg News will avoid investigating Mike Bloomberg during his presidential campaign,” went the headline on the story about double standards.

Bloomberg reporter Mark Niquette is on the boss beat. In case you had any doubts, 13 of his stories in a row had headlines beginning with the former mayor’s name. When incriminating stop-and-frisk audio of comments by Bloomberg was released, Niquette’s article tried to get past it. “Bloomberg Seeks to Move Past ‘Stop and Frisk’ Controversy,” the headline on his story told readers.

Another Niquette PR piece called Bloomberg either the “centrist alternative” or the “moderate alternative” in the race.

Thankfully, not all the media are flacking for Bloomberg. To its credit, The Washington Post reported Saturday that Bloomberg “for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments.” The massive investigative piece detailed Bloomberg’s alleged offensive comments, workplace culture and lawsuits.

The Post reported: “The most high-profile case was from a former saleswoman. She sued Bloomberg personally as well as his company, alleging workplace discrimination. She alleged Bloomberg told her to ‘kill it’ when he learned she was pregnant. Bloomberg has denied her allegation under oath, and he reached a confidential settlement with the saleswoman.”

The newspaper added: “The Washington Post interviewed a former Bloomberg employee, David Zielenziger, who said he witnessed the conversation with the saleswoman. Zielenziger, who said he had not previously spoken publicly about the matter, said Bloomberg’s behavior toward the woman was ‘outrageous. I understood why she took offense.’”

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“Bloomberg declined an interview request,” reported the Post. He also won’t let people out of nondisclosure agreements so they can openly discuss the allegations.

Most of the liberal media that have been giving Bloomberg a hard time are farther to the left than The Times and Post.

The Daily Beast slammed the candidate as if he were the second coming of President Trump. “Mike Bloomberg Can’t Hide How He Helped Terrorize Black People With Stop and Frisk Policing,” it headlined.

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The New Republic called Bloomberg’s governing style “Polite Authoritarianism.” And left-wing outlets from HuffPost to The Intercept criticized his campaign.

Lefty Salon sounded positively conservative criticizing the press, asking, “Why is the media giving Mike Bloomberg a free pass?” The piece complained that “The corporate media is happy taking his ad money, but they’re not holding him accountable.”

I’m agreeing with Salon, which might be a sign of the apocalypse. Welcome to Election 2020.

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Noah Gragson wins NASCAR Daytona Xfinity Series race

Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday’s opener was stopped on the final lap by a crash well behind the winning JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

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It was the third consecutive win at Daytona for a car fielded by Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister and Rick Hendrick in what they consider a family business.

“It never gets old, man,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I don’t expect I will do it ever again as a driver, but if I get here as an owner and have success like this, it’s a great feeling.”

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Gragson and Chase Briscoe swapped the lead in the closing three-lap sprint to the finish, but NASCAR threw the yellow flag for a multi-car crash on the final lap.

Harrison Burton and Timmy Hill, who will make his Daytona 500 debut on Sunday, were second and third in Toyotas. Briscoe was fourth in a Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing.

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Gragson celebrated old-school style, first by climbing the fence at Daytona International Speedway — a nod to both three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and recent NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart. Then Gragson fueled the flames on the Daytona track surface created by his celebratory burnout.

He ran up and down the front stretch pumping his fists in celebration, then slid across the hood of his JRM entry for the drive to victory lane.

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“It’s Daytona, you never know if you get this chance again, so do what you want to do,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said.

Gragson is the seventh different race winner for JRM.

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Nick Cannon says he doesn’t ‘believe in marriage anymore’ after Mariah Carey divorce

Nick Cannon doesn’t see marriage in his future.

The 39-year-old ex-husband of Mariah Carey opened up about his views on marriage in a recent interview.

“I don’t believe in marriage anymore,” the father of three told Entertainment Tonight. “My mindset has changed. I have done that. I don’t like doing things that I am not good at.”

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The “Wild ‘N Out” host, who continues to co-parent with Carey, hinted that it was his divorce from the “All I Want for Christmas is You” singer that changed his views on tying the knot.

“If you jumped out of a plane on time and it did not work out — you would not do it again, would you?” he said, adding: “I barely survived. Why would I jump out of the plane again?”

Cannon’s confession came just before he was heading on a blind date with a listener from his Power 106 radio show, “Nick Cannon Mornings,” the outlet said. While he does not see himself taking on the role of a husband again, Cannon positively shared that he is focused on fatherhood and his career.

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“I’m trying to fix myself. I’m trying to be the best me I can be, the best dad I can be, the best entrepreneur and young media mogul that I can be,” he said. “So I’m really just focused on me and being the best, because for some reason I haven’t gotten this relationship thing right. I’m not good at it. I don’t like doing stuff that I’m not good at.”

Cannon and Carey tied the knot in April 2008 and share two children, 8-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, together. Cannon filed for divorce from the singer in 2014. It was ultimately finalized in 2016.

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One year after the split, Cannon revealed in an interview that he was “broken” and “shattered.”

Then, in February 2017, Cannon welcomed his third child, a baby boy named Golden, with Brittany Bell.

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Kate Middleton admits she sometimes has ‘mom guilt,’ reflects on her own childhood in rare interview

Even the Duchess of Cambridge suffers from mom guilt.

Kate Middleton conducted a rare interview this week on a podcast all about motherhood, and it turns out the British royal can relate to moms everywhere.

Speaking with host of the “Happy Mum Happy Baby” podcast, Giovanna Fletcher, Middleton confessed that she, too, feels at fault when royal duties come in the way of raising her and Prince William‘s three children: George, 6; Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 21 months.

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When asked by Fletcher if she ever has “mom guilt,” Middleton responded: “Yes, absolutely! I think anyone who doesn’t as a mother is actually lying.”

“Even this morning at the nursery visit here, George and Charlotte were like, ‘Mummy, how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?'” Middleton, 38, shared.

“It’s a constant challenge,” the Duchess continued, adding: “You hear it time and time again from moms, even moms who aren’t necessarily working and aren’t pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life.”

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Fletcher related, saying it feels as if there’s “always something” to feel guilty about. The Duchess agreed: “Exactly! And always sort of questioning your own decisions and judgments and things like that, and I think that starts from the moment you have a baby.”

The royal mother of three also opened up about her own childhood and shared her appreciation of having hands-on parents.

“It was great fun. I’m very lucky to come from a very strong family,” the Duchess said. “My parents were hugely dedicated to my siblings. I really appreciate now as a parent how much they sacrificed for us.”

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Middleton reflected on her parents “always shouting” at her and her siblings’ sporting events and instilling in her an appreciation for the little things.

“I remember from my childhood doing the simple things — going for a walk together, and that’s what I try to do with my children, as well, because it totally strips away all the complications, all the pressures, as a parent,” Middleton said.

“I see that even now with my own children,” the royal mom added, referencing the less extravagant things in life.

“Life now is so busy, so distracting and actually sometimes the simple things like watching a fire on a really rainy day provide such enjoyment,” Middleton said.

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The mother of three said one piece of advice that’s been helpful to her is realizing it’s “not totally” a mother’s responsibility to do it all.

“We all have good days, bad days,” she said. “Actually if you can dilute that with others who aren’t on that particular day struggling, I think it makes such a difference.”

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Middleton’s revealing interview, released Saturday, comes ahead of a reported break the Duchess plans to take with her husband Prince William, 37, later this month. A source dished to Us Weekly magazine that George and Charlotte have a short school break from Monday to Friday, so the parents will be dedicated to spending time doing activities as a family of five.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing to make moves across North America and are reportedly still hunting for a home in California while they are holed up in Vancouver, Canada.

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