Published: October 3, 2021 | Updated: October 4, 2021
Fury Erupts Over Social Media Posting of Man Shooting Mountain Lion Dead
CORRECTION, Oct. 3, 2021: This article originally stated that the Twitter user who posted the video shown was the gunman who killed the mountain lion. In a later Twitter post, that user, @Mrgunsngear, made clear that he had only shared a video that came from elsewhere.
Published: October 1, 2021 | Updated: October 1, 2021
Marine Who Pulled Baby Over Wall at Kabul Airport Now Under Investigation for Appearing at Trump Rally
CORRECTION, Oct. 1, 2021: This article's headline has been updated to note that Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark claimed he pulled a baby over a wall in Kabul. According to statements from Clark's command, however, Clark was not the Marine featured pulling a child over a wall in a viral video or photo. His command told Task & Purpose they could not say whether Clark was one of the other Marines featured in a viral video. Clark's command told Insider Clark was not the Marine featured in a viral photo pulling a child over a wall. "Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not Lance Cpl. Clark," 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spokesperson Capt. Kelton Cochran told Insider. However, Cochran told Task & Purpose there were multiple instances during the evacuation of Afghanistan where Afghans handed children to U.S. troops. This article otherwise appears as originally written.
Published: September 20, 2021 | Updated: September 20, 2021
Derek Chauvin Will 'Probably' See Third-Degree Murder Conviction Overturned
CORRECTION, Sept. 19, 2021: This story has been updated to make it clear that Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of George Floyd. By itself, the overturning of his conviction on the charge of third-degree murder, if it happened, would not negate that sentence.
Published: September 12, 2021 | Updated: September 15, 2021
Discipline Recommended for 6 Capitol Police Officers After Review of Actions on Jan. 6
CORRECTION, Sep. 13, 2021: A previous version of this article erroneously referred to Andrew McCabe as the current deputy director of the FBI. McCabe was deputy director of the FBI from 2016 to 2018. We apologize to our readers for any confusion we may have caused.
Published: September 9, 2021 | Updated: September 9, 2021
White House Announces New Restrictions and Mandates Are Coming for Unvaccinated Americans
CORRECTION, Sept. 9, 2021: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect figure for the percentage of fully vaccinated Americans. We apologize to our readers for the error and for any confusion we may have caused.
Published: September 3, 2021 | Updated: October 15, 2021
New Law Makes Skipping National Anthem at Pro Sports Games in Texas a Punishable Offense
UPDATE, Sept. 2, 2021: This article has been updated to indicate the new national anthem law deals with teams that receive government funding, not just state funding.
Published: September 1, 2021 | Updated: October 3, 2021
Gold Star Mom Goes Scorched Earth on Biden Over His Behavior: He 'Rolled' His 'F***ing Eyes'
CORRECTION, Sept. 1, 2021: This commentary originally identified Caleb Hull as being currently associated with IJR. Hull was formerly director of content for IJR, and we have corrected the reference accordingly.
Published: September 1, 2021 | Updated: September 1, 2021
Dem Congresswoman Blocks Names of 13 Dead Service Members From Being Read on House Floor
CORRECTION, Sept. 1, 2021: This commentary originally cited the 13 fallen service members as "12 Marines and one Navy corpsman." Those killed by the suicide bomber included 11 Marines, the corpsman, and a U.S. Army special operator, and we have changed the text accordingly.
Published: August 20, 2021 | Updated: August 20, 2021
Biden's State Department Demands Americans Pay $2,000 To Be Evacuated From Kabul: Report
UPDATE, Aug. 20, 2021: Following the publication of this article, a State Department spokesman said the administration would not be charging those fleeing Afghanistan for evacuation flights. "In these unique circumstances, we have no intention of seeking any reimbursement from those fleeing Afghanistan," Ned Price told The Hill. As of this writing, however, the State Department website still included language regarding the required payment. This story, and its headlines, remain as published.
Published: August 16, 2021 | Updated: August 17, 2021
Biden Seen Alone at Presidential Retreat As Thousands of Americans Are Caught in the Fall of Kabul
UPDATE, Aug. 16, 2021: Following the publication of this article, which noted that President Biden was expected to remain at Camp David until Wednesday, the White House said he would be returning to Washington on Monday and delivering remarks on the situation in Afghanistan. This article has been updated accordingly.