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Biden blames GOP for potential government shutdown, political division; praises Harris as 'freedom' fighter

On September 24, 2023

President Joe Biden said Saturday "extreme ReRead more

President Biden spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday night in Washington, D.C., where he attributed Congress' failure to reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown thus far and political violence to a group of "extreme Republicans."

The president and Vice President Harris both delivered remarks at the annual awards dinner for the CBC Foundation 52nd Annual Legislative Conference National Town Hall. 

Harris said during her remarks that the CBC is helping to "lead the fight for reproductive freedom. Just as you continue to lead the fight for civil rights. And I do believe the right to be safe is also a civil right. Today, however, gun violence is the number one cause of death for children in America. But instead of protecting our children, extremists obstruct." 

The vice president also blasted Florida officials for "intend[ing] to tell our children that enslaved people benefited from slavery." She was referring to a controversial line in Florida's new instruction on African American history, which addresses "how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit."


In taking the stage after Harris introduced him, Biden thanked his vice president for her partnership and "always fighting for freedom." He said Harris is "doing an incredible job, and she really is. I told you I was gonna have a smart vice president and an African American woman, and we got one." 

He also thanked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who received a Co-Chair's Award during the event, saying "No wonder I'm doing okay."

Biden said some members of Congress are "sowing so much division" and willing to shut down the government, referring to a few congressional Republicans who have signaled that they would not support the deal he brokered with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to avoid a government shutdown on October 1.

"Just a few months ago, after long negotiations between myself and the new speaker, we agreed to spending levels to government fund essential domestic and national security priorities, while still cutting the deficit by $1 trillion over the next decade," Biden said. "Now, a small group of extreme Republicans don't want to live up to the deal. So now everyone in America could be forced to pay the price."

"Let's be clear. If the government shuts down, that means members of Congress and members of the U.S. military are going to have to continue to work and not get paid," he continued. "A government shutdown could impact everything from food safety to cancer research to Head Start programs for children. Funding the government is among the most basic responsibilities of Congress. And it's time for Republicans to start doing the job America elected them to do."

The president also spoke on the 2024 election, reiterating his previous comments claiming "democracy is at risk" and that there is a "battle for the soul of America." Biden said Saturday that Americans no longer doubt that U.S. democracy is at stake now and was at stake in 2020.


"And thank God, because of all of you, we won," he said of the 2020 presidential election. "I might add, we won convincingly and clearly by a margin of seven million votes, 81 million votes cast. The most in history. And that victory withstood not one, but 60 legal court challenges and an insurrection on January 6. So I'm running again."

Biden, 80, noted that there are conversations surrounding whether he fit for office given his advanced age, but said he "knew what to do" to support the U.S. and its allies when he took office in 2021.

"When I came to office, this nation was flat on its back," Biden said. "I knew what to do. I vaccinated the nation and rebuilt the economy. When Russia invaded Ukraine. I knew what to do. I rebuilt NATO. And brought our alliance to rally the world. And above all, when democracy was taken I knew what to do."

He later joked that he entered the U.S. Senate "200 years ago" in the early 1970s.

Addressing political division and violence, the president blamed former President Trump and his MAGA Republican base.

The president said hate groups all across American have been emboldened and that the intelligence community has said the greatest terroristic threat to the U.S. is domestic.

"That's the greatest terrorist: domestic. Because far too often, it's still the case, you can get killed or attacked walking on the streets of America just because you're black or because you're wearing a symbol of your faith … I want the entire nation to join me in sending the strongest, clearest, most powerful message possible that political violence in America is never, never, never acceptable in our democracy. Never. Because democracy is at stake," he said.

Biden added, "Let there be no question Donald Trump and his MAGA Republicans are determined to spread anger, hate, and division. They seek power at all costs, they're determined to destroy this democracy. I can not watch that happen, nor can you. And I'll always defend, protect and fight for our democracy."

The president also claimed he "started off as a kid in the civil rights movement in Wilmington, Delaware when I was in high school."

"When I ran the first time for the Senate at 29 years old, and Nixon won by 64% in my state, I won because virtually 90% of the African-American community — we have a large community — voted for me," Biden said. "I owe you."

Biden also explained that the 2017 Charlottesville shooting and Trump saying at the time that there are "very fine people on both sides" led him to seek the presidency in 2020.

"The president at the time was asked what happened. He said, quote, 'There are very fine people on both sides. Very fine people on both sides.' When I heard that, I knew I could no longer sit on the sidelines because the President of the United States said yes, drawing a moral equivalence equivalency between those who stood for hate, those stood against it," Biden said.

Biden also appeared to have some gaffes during his speech Saturday night, mispronouncing rapper LL Cool J's name and initially referring to the artist as "boy" before quickly correcting himself. He was attempting to acknowledge LL Cool J and MC Lyte for their musical talents as the two artists received the Phoenix Award for their musical contributions at the annual awards dinner.

"Two of the great artists of our time representing the groundbreaking legacy of hip hop in America, LL Jay Cool J, uhhh…" Biden said as the crowd laughed. "By the way that boy — that man's got biceps bigger than my thighs."

Biden, notably, has a history of referring to African Americans as "boy," a term considered a racial epithet when used to describe black men, including earlier this year when referring to Maryland's Democrat Gov. Wes Moore, the state's first black governor.

This day in sports history: National anthem protests hit the NFL, Babe Ruth smashes records

On September 24, 2023

On September 24, the sports world Babe Ruth reacheRead more

The end of September is mostly dedicated to the MLB Postseason and the best of the best baseball has to offer chasing immortality and a place in the record books.

September 24th features several instances of guys like Babe Ruth reaching new heights in their careers.

Ruth was on the top of the world when he wrapped up his final year with the Boston Red Sox in 1919. He led the league in runs scored (103), RBI (113), on-base percentage (.456) and slugging percentage (1.114). It would be his final season with the Red Sox before he was sold to the New York Yankees.

Ruth set the home run record in 1919 with 29 home runs in a season. He would break his own record in 1920 when he hit 54 home runs. He was the first player in MLB history to finish a season with at least 50 home runs and hit on Sept. 24 during a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.


The New York Mets put together their first winning season and, behind Tom Seaver, made wrapped up the National League pennant against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gary Gentry threw a complete game and allowed no runs in the 9-0 win. He had five strikeouts. Donn Clendenon hit two home runs and Ed Charles hit another in the win.

New York would go on to win their first World Series title and win 100 games.

Deion Sanders left the Atlanta Braves after July 31 to go back to the Atlanta Falcons for training camp. He made his return to the Braves on Sept. 24 before the team started a series against the Cincinnati Reds.

He would make an appearance in the ninth and 10th innings in both games. He would only make a plate appearance again on Oct. 6 against the Houston Astros.

Sanders finished the 1991 season with a .191 batting average, three home runs, two doubles and two triples in 57 games.


In 2017, NFL teams decided to kneel during the national anthem or before the national anthem in rebuke of President Donald Trump who made remarks about Colin Kaepernick and anyone else who kneels just days prior.

"Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b---h off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’" Trump said at a rally in Alabama.

"You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country."

Several teams and players responded by kneeling during their anthem or raising a fist. Several members of the Miami Dolphins wore "IMWITHKAP" shirts.

Time’s running out for these GOP presidential candidates scrambling to qualify for the 2nd nomination debate

On September 24, 2023

Six candidates appear to have qualified for the seRead more

The clock's ticking for the Republican White House candidates still trying to make the stage for Wednesday's second GOP presidential nomination debate.

The candidates have until 9 p.m. ET Monday — 48 hours before the FOX Business- and Univision-hosted showdown at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California — to reach polling and donor thresholds required by the Republican National Committee to qualify for the debate.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vows his Republican White House campaign will not be sidetracked if he falls short in his bid to qualify for next week's second GOP presidential nomination debate.

"We’re going to keep charging forward," Burgum told Fox News Digital last week.


Burgum's campaign and an allied super PAC made investments over the past week to try to boost the national ID of a politician who is far from a household name outside his native North Dakota in an attempt to make the stage.


Also aiming to qualify is former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who, along with Burgum, took the stage last month at the first GOP presidential nominating debate.

"We made the last debate. It surprised everybody. People had counted us out. So, don’t count us out in this next debate," Hutchinson emphasized in a Fox News Digital interview.

The RNC, which is organizing the GOP presidential primary debates, raised the thresholds the candidates need to reach to make the stage at the second showdown.

To participate in the second debate, each candidate must have a minimum of 50,000 unique donors to their campaigns or exploratory committees, including 200 donors in 20 or more states. The candidates must also reach 3% support in two national polls or reach 3% in one national poll and 3% in two polls conducted in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina, the four states that lead off the Republican presidential nominating calendar.

Additionally, candidates are required to sign a pledge to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee. They must agree not to participate in any non-RNC-sanctioned debates for the rest of the 2024 election cycle and agree to data-sharing with the national party committee.


So far, according to a Fox News count, six of the eight candidates who took part in last month's first GOP presidential nomination debate have already met the RNC's criteria.

They are, in alphabetical order, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, biotech entrepreneur and political commentator Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Former President Donald Trump, who has reached the donor and polling thresholds, did not sign the RNC's pledge. Pointing to his large lead over his rivals for the nomination, he did not attend the first debate and has already made alternative plans for Wednesday night.

Burgum pledged he would be on the ballot in Iowa and New Hampshire — the first two states to hold contests in the GOP presidential nominating calendar — regardless of whether he made the second debate stage. 

"We’re going to be here because the voters of these two states decide who goes forward," he said.

Burgum's campaign last week launched a new national voter contact program that potentially could boost his support in the polls in the coming days.

"The direct text video-to-voter program hyper-targets highly persuadable Republicans and conservative-leaning independents likely to vote in the Republican presidential primary with a tested video message most likely to move numbers," the Burgum campaign said in a release.

The move by the North Dakota governor's presidential campaign comes as the Burgum-aligned Best of America super PAC shelled out another $2 million to an existing $6 million national ad buy to try and boost the candidate's poll numbers. 

Looking toward the second debate, Hutchinson emphasized it is "very important because a lot’s happened since the last debate."

Hutchinson, who has yet to reach the polling and donor thresholds, told Fox News during a recent interview in Newton, Iowa, "We're looking forward to being on the debate stage. We look to increasing those numbers."

Among those still trying to qualify for the second debate — who did not make the stage for the first debate — are 2022 Michigan gubernatorial candidate, businessman and quality control expert Perry Johnson; former CIA agent and former Rep. Will Hurd of Texas; and Larry Elder, a former nationally syndicated radio host who was a candidate in California's 2021 gubernatorial recall election.

Hurd, who has said he will not sign the RNC's pledge due to his vocal criticism and opposition to Trump, told Fox News earlier this month, "We’re working hard to meet those requirements."

When asked if he would drop out of the race if he does not qualify for next week's debate, Hurd said, "My focus right now is to hit those requirements to be on that second debate stage, and then we’ll go from there."

Fox News' Remy Numa contributed to this report.

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Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum: Hollywood stars defying aging

On September 24, 2023

Shakira won rave reviews for her performance and yRead more

Shakira wowed the audience at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards with a dazzling performance of her biggest hits.

The 46-year-old superstar, who was the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, delivered an electrifying 10-minute medley of her hits, including "She Wolf," "Objection," "Whenever, Wherever," "Hips Don’t Lie," "Te Felicito," "TQG" and "BZRP Music Sessions #53."

Shakira's set incorporated choreography that included hip shaking, belly dancing with knives and crowd-surfing.


During the show that aired Sept. 12, fans flocked to social media to rave about the singer's performance and "timeless" good looks.

"Shakira doesn’t get enough credit for being a timeless beauty! Her performance was also one of the best of the night," one fan wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

"Shakira is a goddess for real. Timeless beauty," another social media user commented.

"Shakira looks so youthful my goodness," wrote one fan.

"I need to know all of Shakira's beauty regimens. She looks GOOD!!" exclaimed an X user.

Over the years, the Colombia native has shed some light on how she maintains her youthful appearance. Here's a look at the age-defying secrets of Shakira and other Hollywood stars.

Shakira revealed in a 2014 interview with InStyle magazine that her skin care regimen includes high SPF sunscreen, vitamin C serum and vitamin E capsules.

The three-time Grammy Award winner also told the outlet she does her own makeup and prefers a minimal look. 

"Keep it simple," she said. "I feel like the less makeup I use, the better I look. After so many years in front of the camera, sometimes I think I look better now than 10 years ago when I wore so much. It’s important to let your own skin shine through."

Shakira shared that her No. 1 beauty tip is to "wear sunscreen and smile! A good smile shows off confidence, and that’s really the best makeup."

In a 2020 interview with E! News, Shakira's longtime trainer Anna Kaiser detailed the hitmaker's fitness and diet regimen ahead of her 2021 Super Bowl halftime performance with Jennifer Lopez. 

Kaiser told the outlet Shakira usually works out six days a week, and her routine includes dance interval training, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) circuits, strength workouts with weights and swimming.

"Every day is different because I want to make sure I'm preparing her not just for the Super Bowl, but for each day as it comes," Kaiser said.


Kaiser explained that Shakira maintains a balanced diet with high-protein meals and fresh fruits and vegetables. 

"She's good about it in general, but she will treat herself," she added. "Balance is really important. Having those moments where you're allowed to cheat every once in a while is also very important." 

Gwen Stefani celebrates her 54th birthday next month, but the "Don't Speak" songstress doesn't appear to have aged since she burst onto the music scene in the mid-90s. 

In a 2022 interview with Forbes, the three-time Grammy Award winner opened up about the "simple" skin care routine that keeps her looking youthful.

"Skin care is a moving target as you age," she said. "Your skin is always changing and evolving. And there are constantly new and improved products being released to try. I've always kept my skin care pretty simple and minimal though.

"My morning routine usually includes a prayer, brushing my teeth and moisturizing. Occasionally, I'll do a facial massage to decrease any puffiness."

The singer, who debuted her clean beauty line GXVE last year, explained that she makes it a priority to keep her skin hydrated.

"The one skin care rule that I love, especially as I've gotten older, is hydration. I like to keep my skin looking super dewy as opposed to matte, overly dry and powdered," she said. "I love using the GXVE All Time Prime face oil because it really helps give you that smooth, glowing, youthful look."


"The Voice" judge also reflected on the beauty advice she would give her younger self. "

I would tell my younger self to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen," she explained. 

"I was a lifeguard when I was younger, and I grew up at the beach in Orange County. We didn't really know that the sun could do the damage it does to our skin. I was lucky though. In my 20s I stopped sunbathing." 

At 50, Heidi Klum appears as radiant and youthful as she was in her early days on the catwalk.

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, the supermodel attributed her fresh-faced appearance to her good genes from her parents and her positive attitude. 

Klum said "always seeing the glass rather half full than half empty" and not frowning helps with anti-aging because "it shows in your face."

"I think up with the mouth corners is always better," the "Project Runway" alum told Fox News Digital. "I feel like always just try, if you can, to go positive in every day. To me, it's just better, I feel like. And then you don't get those wrinkles going down.

"I guess I have (wrinkles) everywhere around my eyes because I smile too much."

The former Victoria's Secret Angel also shared some of her favorite beauty tips in a 2020 interview with WhoWhatWear, including the surprising product that she uses for face wash. 

"A long time ago, I went to see an eye doctor because I had a sty, and they told me to wash my face with Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo," she explained. 

"Some days I’ll get home from work and have multiple layers of fake eyelashes on and lots of makeup, and they told me that baby shampoo will mean I can really get into the eye and clean all of the makeup out. It made sense to me. Now it’s all I use. It’s not super harsh, unlike all of these products at the moment that strip your skin. Personally, they don’t work for me."


The "America's Got Talent" judge added "a lot of beauty comes down to common sense."


"I get bombarded with products from all over the world, and I love trying all of those different things. But, for me, the basics are most important," Klum told the outlet. "When I eat well and keep hydrated I can see the difference in my face when I look in the mirror.

"You’ve got to look in the mirror and see if there is something up. That way, you know if you break out it could be because of the garbage you ate. If you look dry and your skin doesn’t snap back, you’re not hydrated. If you just look at yourself and listen, you know what to do."

Klum said she believes regular exercise and a healthy diet are key to a youthful appearance. 

"For me, beauty is all about food," she said. "There is only so much you can do topically. I learned that a really long time ago. I’ve been in this industry since 1992, and I’ve always believed you are what you eat."

Supermodel Christie Brinkley continues to turn back the clock on aging as approaches 70.

In a March interview with Byrdie, Brinkley shared her longtime secret to maintaining a flawless complexion.

"I start every day by exfoliating my face," she said. "That’s something I’ve done for the past 40 years. I feel like it’s really contributed to my skin feeling fresh and smooth.

"Forty years ago, I read an article that said men always look five years younger than women who are their same age. They (attributed) that to them shaving every day, and the daily exfoliating with shaving their skin makes them look younger. I was like, I’m not going to let them get away with that."

In 2019, the three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover star spoke to Fox News Digital about the key to feeling good in a bikini, no matter the age.

"I think I feel most confident when I know I’m being good to myself," she said at the time. "When I know I’ve been eating right and exercising. It just makes me feel good. I think that’s real value in taking care of yourself. We all know we get more done on a good hair day. We just do! And I think it’s the same with taking care of your skin, your diet, your exercising.

"When you feel better, you look better, but you also feel more energized and confident," the model added. "That’s really the results that keep me going. I want that good energy. I want to be able to do things when they come up. If friends call and say, 'We want to go skiing this weekend, wanna come?' I want to be able to say yes. And I don’t want to be the one sitting next to the fire. I want to be the one in the mountains. That’s the benefit of always taking good care of yourself."


Brinkley also said she believes it is essential to keep moving and stay active as she ages.

"I’ve always loved sports and doing things outdoors," she explained. "Whether it’s running around the tennis court, standup paddle boarding, skiing, kayaking, cycling, mountain trails — I just love being active and doing things. It’s just so important to keep moving every day, especially at my age now.

"My enemy is sitting," she added. "It’s a big mistake for people to think they need to sit it out. That’s the worst thing you can do. You gotta get yourself to a physical therapist, figure out what’s causing those aches and pains, strengthen your muscles and keep going."

Kate Beckinsale is another star whose fresh-faced appearance only seems to have improved with age.

The 50-year-old actress previously told People magazine she owes much of her youthful appearance to good genes and staying out of the sun.

"I'm really lucky. My mum's got really good skin," she told the outlet in 2021. "I think, obviously, some of it is a genetic thing, although you can mess that up.


"I didn't see sun for the first several decades of my life and that's probably been a big help."

The U.K. native explained that "a great deal" of her limited sun exposure during her earlier years was due to "geography."

"But the other thing was on the very rare occasions when we would go on a family vacation somewhere hot, I was paranoid that I would get freckles in a mustache formation on my face," Beckinsale said. "So I was wearing Factor 70 [SPF]. I just didn't want a mustache, that's really why I used sunscreen."

The "Underworld" star explained that she had a laid-back approach to beauty and skin care regimens during her earlier years.


"I didn't really have a skin care routine until I was much older, probably in my late thirties, early forties," she said.


Beckinsale told the outlet part of her routine now consists of using Cetaphil soap and retinol, which she said she uses for "for smoothing out pores and just keeping everything plumpy."

However, the actress shared that she has never concerned herself much with aging despite being asked about the subject for most of her career.

"I think other people seem to be very obsessed with aging in a way that I am not. I am asked about that a lot," Beckinsale said. "The minute I turned 31, press-wise, they'd say, 'Heading towards 40.' And you just go, 'Pardon?' Nobody said that to me when I was 10, and I was almost 20.


"It's a very different thing. So, I think it's possible for people to create 40 as a real terrifying moment. I found 39 much harder precisely because of that, but I'm in a much happier situation in my 40s than I was in my 30s.

"But I don't actually think about it that much," Beckinsale added. "I think about it because people ask me about it, but I don't think I would [otherwise]. Things haven't started to fall off yet, and I haven't had crazy hormone changes. [Those are coming] down the road, and I'm sure that will make me think about it much more. But, at the moment, nothing feels wildly different than it has for a while."

Veteran Air Force pilot seeking to oust vulnerable Dem senator says nation must abandon 'wrong leaders'

On September 24, 2023

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EXCLUSIVE: A former Air Force pilot and business leader seeking to oust one of the country's most vulnerable Democratic U.S. senators says the nation "can do better" with new leadership and get the U.S. back to operating like a great nation.

Fox News Digital sat down with Republican Nevada Senate candidate Tony Grady, who argued he has skills from his experience in the military to help Americans get through the "rough times" they're facing and move away from the "wrong leaders" he says are running things now.

"I really don't like what's happening in the United States right now. We're a great country, and we can do better," Grady said when asked why he decided to run. 

"I thought about it, and I realized that I have a unique skill set, meaning I have certain capabilities because of the life that the Lord has blessed me to live. And I want to bring those skills to helping our country over the rough times we're in right now and get back to being and operating like the great country that we are."


Grady, who has never held elected office, ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Nevada lieutenant governor in 2022, coming in second to Stavros Anthony, who won the general election. Grady spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, including time as a unit commander and B-2 Stealth Bomber test pilot. He was also a FedEx pilot 20 years and later spent 11 years running a startup biotech business called Synerbotics.

He pointed to his military experience, particularly his test pilot experience, as evidence he has problem-solving skills to help the country face current challenges.


"I commanded the B-2 Stealth Bomber Test Squadron. In that test program, there were a lot of problems that we had to solve," Grady said. "There are a lot of times that we have to test things that we don't know what exactly is going to happen, but we have to find answers. And I think our country is there right now.

"There are many things that are going on that we've never seen before as the United States. And so I want to take that experience that I had looking into the unknown and to try to help us get back on track as a country."

When asked why he thought Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen, whom he hopes to unseat, had failed to fully represent the people of Nevada — a consistent swing state — Grady accused her of not visiting all the state's counties and refusing to meet with a county law enforcement officer who visited Washington, D.C.

"We have the wrong leaders if we have a leader that thinks that they can ignore their constituents," Grady said. "And then, on the other side, we look at that Jacky Rosen is a rubber stamp for Bidenomics. Gas prices are 40% higher in Nevada than in the rest of the country. Nevada families are being strangled by inflation. So, Jacky Rosen is not exercising the leadership to help Nevadans. So, we need a change."

Grady said his top policy priorities if elected to the Senate would be to get America back to energy independence by opening the Keystone pipeline and beginning to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), an oil-rich area in Alaska, and securing the southern border.


"We have an economy that is oil based, and we need to use that energy to help our country," Grady said. "We were energy independent before the Biden administration. We need to get back to that so that we are not dependent on our enemies for energy because we need the energy. But, more importantly than that, economically, when energy prices go down, everything else in the economy will go down and that will begin to eat away in inflation and take pressure off families.

"We don't have a country if we don't secure our borders. We need to secure the border immediately. We don't need more legislation. What we need to do is get rid of the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and put someone in there who will uphold the laws that are on the books. We need to stop people entering our country illegally."

He added that human trafficking was modern-day slavery and needed to stop immediately.

In the race for the Republican nomination, Grady is facing a number of candidates, most notably former U.S. Army veteran Sam Brown, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican Senate nomination in Nevada in 2022 to unseat Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

Grady said he believes he is the best candidate in the Republican field to take on Rosen because of his experience in the military and leading a small business.

"I'm the only Republican in the field right now that has the ability to speak about military strategy with the military instrument of power, the foreign diplomatic instrument of power. … I understand businesses, and I understand regulation," he said. 

He added his marriage of 40 years and raising his four children add to his life experience.

"My oldest decided then to go to Annapolis, and the baby went to West Point because they never listen," he said with a laugh. "And the two in the middle — have one that's a molecular biologist who now teaches high school science and one that runs a personal training business.

"So, I could dote over my kids all day long. But the real reason I bring that up is my kids are successful. We need to elect leaders that know how to help young people be successful and want all American children to be successful. So, why am I the best? Because I have the broadest skill set to make the compelling argument that I can best represent Nevadans," he added.

Fox has reached out to the Rosen campaign for comment.

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NFL Week 3 preview: Cowboys' dominance, Puka Nacua and more to know

On September 24, 2023

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There is plenty of things happening in the football world and with another slate of Sunday and Monday games on the horizon, fans will be locked into their couches and televisions for quite a while.

But before things kickoff, read a little bit about what you need to know before the action begins.



The Dallas Cowboys have had one of the strongest starts to a regular season ever. The Cowboys have only allowed 10 points through their first two games, which included a 40-0 lashing of the New York Giants and a pounding of the New York Jets at home. They have a +60 point differential through the first two games of the season and are licking their chops ahead of their game against the Arizona Cardinals

According to NFL Research, the Cowboys could become the first team in NFL history to score at least 30 points and allow 10 points over fewer in each of the first three games of the season. The Cowboys could also top the 1968 iteration of the team by having a point differential of over +99.


Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua already set the mark for most receptions by any player through his first two games with 25. The Rams play the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night and could have the most receptions of any player through their team’s first three games.

Michael Thomas set the record with the New Orleans Saints in 2018. He had 38. Nacua will need another strong performance to even sniff the record. Thomas is the only player to have at least 10 catches through his first three games of the season. If he does it, he could become the first rookie to accomplish the mark.

Nacua can also become the eighth player to have 300 receiving yards in his first three games. He sits at 277.


Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs restructured his contract earlier in the week. The Chiefs will be paying Mahomes $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, which is the most money for an NFL player over a four-season span in league history, per ESPN. But he’s definitely earning it.

Mahomes could reach the 25,000 passing-yard and the 200-touchdown passes milestones against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. He sits at 24,772 passing yards and 196 touchdown passes.

If he reaches both, he would have done so in his 83rd game of his career making him the fastest player to reach the mark. Matthew Stafford reach the passing yards mark in 90 games and Dan Marino reached the touchdown-passes mark in 89 games.

The Bears enter the game 0-2 and have allowed 65 points through the first two games of the season.



As Mahomes’ milestones will be talked about going into the week, Los Angeles Chargers star Justin Herbert will also be hitting a milestone as well if he has a career game. Herbet has 14,623 passing yards for his career and 97 touchdown passes in 51 career games.

A great game against the Minnesota Vikings will push him to the 15,000 passing yards and 100 touchdown passes milestones in just 52 games. Stafford hit he passing-yard mark in 53 games and Deshaun Watson and Johnny Unitas hit he touchdown-passes mark in 53 games as well.

Mahomes was the quickest to reach both totals. He hit the passing-yard mark in 49 game and the touchdown-passes mark in 40 games.


There were a ton of close games in the second week of the season and the matchups look even tighter in Week 3.

According to NFL Research, there were 12 games in Week 2 they were decided by one score or fewer. It was the most such games in a single week in NFL history.

It can definitely happen again.


There are nine winless teams entering the third week of the 2023 regular season. 

Read why 0-2 teams and their fans shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet.


The San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants already played. So, you won’t have to worry about scrambling to find them on your televisions or streaming devices. But don’t forget, Monday night will feature a battle of the undefeateds in the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And, a Super Bowl LVI rematch between the Rams and Bengals.

Montana ranchers give tourists the 'Yellowstone' experience with new side hustle

On September 24, 2023

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For nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts or even fans of the hit television show "Yellowstone," Montana ranchers are giving visitors a chance to rent access to land in Big Sky country.

LandTrust founder Nic de Castro described his land-sharing platform which gives travelers the option to rent access to land for outdoor recreation.

"A lot of viewers are probably familiar with Airbnb, which is a home sharing website, maybe Turo car sharing. With us, instead of renting somebody's house or car, you're renting access to somebody's land for outdoor rec. So hunting, fishing, RV camping, and then some other cool farm and ranch experiences," he said on "Fox & Friends" Friday.


The platform connects travelers with land-owners across the U.S., allowing them to book outdoor experiences by activity, location and even hunting species. With roughly a million and a quarter acres across 40 states, de Castro said LandTrust is growing "fast."

One Montana rancher hosts his land on the platform and shared how the opportunity through LandTrust has helped his family during a period of high inflation. 

"Nick came along and gave me an opportunity to help pay for the property taxes and the inflation tax. So it was just an incredible opportunity for me and I'm taking it," rancher Bayard Black said. 

Black owns land in the mouth of the Gallatin Canyon in Montana, and his acreage has been in his family for roughly 152 years. The rancher said LandTrust is "just another big opportunity" that's helped him adapt to new challenges.


"It's something where we see the challenges and we adapt, and that's what ranchers have always done. My grandpa did two things, then my dad did three, and now I'm juggling about six things," Black said. "You're always in recession. You're always breaking even. But it's a lifestyle"

Black said in his experience, LandTrust has attracted mostly outdoor enthusiasts who are able to explore and utilize the land to hunt, fish or even go bird watching without interrupting his daily routine.

"Land trust then brings in people that I found are mostly outdoor enthusiasts. Pretty skilled people can do stuff on their own, don't need to be babysat. And a lot of times I'll just tell them where to go and they go do their thing and I can go work all day, get my work done."

Prices for the LandTrust experiences and renting land range depending on the season, the property and the specific activity. 

"Hunting is kind of where we started the company. Bayard was telling me this morning he's got a big herd of elk in his property. Elk hunting in Montana can be a fairly expensive, multi-thousand dollar to higher. But a day of fishing at someone like Bayard's place is $100 a day, $200 a day, and you have the whole place to yourself. So it's all about exclusive access to that place for the time that you book it. So it can range from $50 to $15,000 or more," de Castro explained.


For those seeking the Yellowstone experience, Black said while the show is "not necessarily representing the real experience,… they have some real issues in there, real challenges that everybody from just somebody who owns a yard to somebody who owns Acres is going through right now. And we're all just trying to figure out how to make it."

The legacy rancher added the LandTrust experiences offers fans of the show a glimpse of living in "God's country."

"The beautiful thing about the ranch is you're on God's land, and everywhere you look, you're inspired. It's beautiful. So it's such a blessing to be able to be out in God's country and chase cows with your dog and get dirty and just enjoy all those things," Black said.

"It's real life, and I think we just keep a smile on our face and keep fighting the good fight."

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Aspartame and autism: Drinking diet soda amid pregnancy linked to diagnosis in male offspring, says study

On September 24, 2023

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Pregnant or breastfeeding women who consume diet soda or other foods and drinks containing aspartame could experience higher rates of autism diagnoses in their sons, a new study has revealed.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) found that among boys who had been diagnosed with autism, their mothers were three times as likely to report drinking at least one diet soda — or consuming an equivalent amount of five tabletop packets of aspartame — per day.

"Our study does not prove causality — it does not prove that maternal intake of diet sodas, and aspartame specifically, during pregnancy or nursing increases a child’s risk of autism — but it does raise a major warning flag," said lead author Sharon Parten Fowler, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio, in an interview with Fox News Digital.


In the study, the researchers analyzed reported aspartame consumption of the mothers of 235 children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Then they compared those results to a control group of 121 children who had "typical neurological development."

Compared to the neurologically typical children, the male offspring with autism were more than three times as likely to have been exposed to aspartame-sweetened products on a daily basis while they were in utero or were breastfed.

"We saw these associations for autism in boys but not for autism in girls," Fowler noted. 


"We also saw these associations for boys with autism disorder, but not for all boys with any autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — an umbrella category that includes less severely life-changing conditions, such as Asperger syndrome, as well as the potentially more severe conditions categorized as autism disorder."

The odds of a boy with autism having been exposed daily to these diet products in early life increased with the severity of the condition, an earlier onset of the condition and the mother’s use of aspartame-sweetened diet sodas/beverages and packets specifically, Fowler noted.

The study did have some limitations, according to its authors.

The mothers’ dietary data were collected retrospectively, several years after their pregnancy and nursing experiences; it would be ideal to measure their intake before and during the actual pregnancy and nursing periods, Fowler noted. 


"Also, most of the autism cases in this study (87%) were male," she added. 

"It would be important to study these same relationships in a much larger study population, prospectively, with larger numbers of female as well as male offspring, and with more information collected about additional risk factors of the mothers that might have affected the children’s risk of developing autism."

This is not the first paper to raise a warning flag about women’s consumption of these products during pregnancy, said Fowler.

"Since 2010, a number of reports have been published about increased health risks among the offspring of women who drank diet sodas and other diet beverages during pregnancy," she said. 

These health risks have included increased risk of prematurity, as well as increased risk of overweight or obesity, from infancy on through later childhood. 

"A recent study has shown that leading sweeteners used in diet beverages have been found within the amniotic fluid surrounding the child in the womb, and within blood in the child’s umbilical cord," said Fowler. 

"This proves that when a woman drinks these diet sweeteners, they make it into the womb itself, and the fluid in which the child is floating. They may even become more concentrated there than in the mother’s blood."

Currently, one in 23 eight-year-old boys in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ASD, Fowler said — "a historically unprecedented number to be affected."

"Meanwhile, between 24% and 30% of pregnant women have reported using diet sodas and/or diet sweeteners," she went on. 

"But when the mother drinks these products, she’s drinking for two."

In light of the results of human and animal studies, Fowler urges women who are pregnant, nursing or considering becoming pregnant to avoid aspartame-containing drinks as a precautionary measure.


"Even though we don’t have the final answers yet, women can act now on available data to protect their unborn children," she said.

The best drink of choice for pregnant or nursing women is water, Fowler said.

"I would urge them to drink more water — either still or sparkling — and to add natural flavorings, such as splashes of fruit juice, slices of fresh lemon or orange, or crushed mint leaves."


Dr. Robert Melillo, a brain and autism researcher who also runs a clinical practice in Rockville Centre, New York, was not involved in the study but said that its findings align with his own research.

"Autism rates have skyrocketed in the last 30 years, going from 1 in 10,000 to now 1 in 36, with boys being diagnosed at four times the rate of girls," he told Fox News Digital. "Other studies have shown that this increase is not just because of improved recognition and diagnosis — it points to environmental factors as the main driver."

Melillo, the author of "Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders," pointed out that kids with autism may have an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain — the neurotransmitters glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — which has shown to be triggered by aspartame.

"This study confirms what was previously suspected — that aspartame may elevate the risk if consumed during pregnancy," he said. 

"The good news is that avoiding diet sodas and (other sources of) aspartame during pregnancy might lower the risk of having a child with autism or some other developmental disability," the doctor went on. 

"This should start at least six months before getting pregnant."

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Here's what these Americans think of the Senate's new dress code: 'Sway from tradition'

On September 24, 2023

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Americans are split in their opinions on the Senate's new dress code allowing for casual wear by senators.

Fox News Digital asked several Americans in northern Virginia — a short way from Washington, D.C. — about their thoughts on the upper chamber relaxing the longstanding precedent for suits, ties or similarly formal attire this week after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., dropped the dress code.

The change in the dress code came as a surprise and has been dubbed the "Fetterman rule" due to Democrat Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman's penchant for casual wear in the Capitol.


Americans were split on the issue, with some decrying the rules as a breakdown of decorum, and another saying casual garb is "not only more friendly to people, but also to the environment."

"I prefer traditional wear," one person said. "I think that should be a standard."

"Maybe a Friday you can take a bit of a lax stance, maybe a hot summer, but I would not sway from tradition," she continued.

"And I think it conveys a sense of confidence, and that is something that is not to be taken for granted," she added.

Another person said he thinks the dress code change is "cool," even though he's not very into politics.

One respondent said he thinks the change is "a good thing" for the cases when senators need to act fast on a quick vote.

"But in terms of actual Senate decorum and actually the work there, I think it'd be better if they wore a full suit or a full dress," he added.

Conversely, another person said he thinks the change is "wonderful."

"It's a lot more comfortable for the senators to not have to wake up in the morning and think about what tie to put on or what suit to wear,"

"It saves them time so they can help the community more and serve us," he added.

The new dress code change has ruffled some feathers on both sides of the aisle in the Senate after Schumer made the change.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is preparing to issue a bipartisan resolution next week that would re-institute the Senate’s dress code, after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., relaxed the rules last weekend.

The resolution would revert the dress code back to requiring senators to don coats, ties or business attire while on the Senate floor.

"Next week, Senator Manchin intends to file a bipartisan resolution to ensure the Senate dress code remains consistent with previous expectations," a spokesperson for Manchin’s office told Fox News Digital in a statement Friday.

Fox News Digital's Jamie Joseph contributed reporting.

Men's heart disease risk doubles with these types of job strain, says new study

On September 24, 2023

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Men who experience job strain — and who report putting in high effort only to receive little reward — have twice the risk of heart disease compared to those who do not have those psychological stressors, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

The impact of this combination of stressors on the risk of coronary heart disease is similar to that of obesity, the study authors noted.

The study was published this week in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 


Previous research has shown that job strain and high effort with low reward are psychological stressors that have been linked separately to heart disease risk.

Yet few studies have examined the effect of the combination of these factors, the researchers stated in their discussion of the findings.

"Job strain refers to work environments where employees face a combination of high job demands and low control over their work," lead study author Mathilde Lavigne-Robichaud, a doctoral candidate at CHU de Quebec-University Laval Research Center in Quebec, Canada, said in a news release.

"High demands can include a heavy workload, tight deadlines and numerous responsibilities, while low control means the employee has little say in decision-making and how they perform their tasks." 

"Effort-reward imbalance" occurs when employees invest high effort into their work, but they perceive the rewards they receive in return — such as salary, recognition or job security — as insufficient or unequal to the effort, the researcher went on. 

"For instance, if you’re always going above and beyond, but you feel like you’re not getting the credit or rewards you deserve, that’s called effort-reward imbalance," Lavigne-Robichaud said.

The investigators followed nearly 6,500 white-collar workers in Canada — 3,118 men and 3,347 women — with education levels varying from no high school diploma to a university degree, for a period of 18 years, from 2000 to 2018. 

The average age of the workers was 45 years old and none had previously been diagnosed with heart disease. 

They held a wide range of jobs in Quebec, including senior management, professional, technical and office support roles. 


The researchers used questionnaires to measure job strain and effort-reward imbalance among the participants. They also looked at heart disease information from existing health databases, the release stated.

Men who reported experiencing job strain and effort-reward imbalance had a 49% higher risk of heart disease compared to men who did not experience these psychological stressors. 

The impact of work stress on women’s heart health was inconclusive.

"Our results suggest that interventions aimed at reducing stressors from the work environment could be particularly effective for men and could also have positive implications for women, as these stress factors are associated with other prevalent health issues, such as depression," Lavigne-Robichaud said in the release.

Some interventions might include promoting work-life balance, improving communication and empowering employees to have more control over their work, as well as providing support resources, the researcher added.


"Men need to find connections outside the workplace to help alleviate stress," said Christine MacInnis, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Torrance, California, who was not involved in the study.

"Women also experience high degrees of work stress, but find support, solace and a place to vent their struggles through close friendships," she told Fox News Digital. "Men tend to compartmentalize and internalize their feelings rather than share them, so they have nowhere to go."

"Stress internalized leads to health issues like diabetes and heart disease," MacInnis added.

The study's chief limitation is that the researchers studied men and women in white-collar jobs — primarily in Quebec, Canada — and might not fully represent the diversity of the American working population.


"The U.S. workforce is among the most stressed in the world, and these workplace stressors can be as harmful to health as obesity and secondhand smoke," Dr. Eduardo J. Sanchez, chief medical officer for prevention at the American Heart Association, said in a news release. 

"This study adds to the growing body of evidence that the workplace should be prioritized as a vehicle for advancing cardiovascular health for all," he went on.

The study’s inability to establish a direct link between job stressors and coronary heart disease in women warrants the need for further research into how different stressors affect female heart health, Lavigne-Robichaud said.

There are things people can do to mitigate their risks, Lavigne-Robichaud said in an interview with Fox News Digital.


"Individuals can prioritize advocating for healthier work conditions and open communication with their employers," she said. 

"Addressing workplace stressors collectively can contribute to a healthier work environment and reduced risks to heart health."

Individuals who are concerned about their heart health should speak with their doctor, the researcher said. 

"These discussions can include assessing broader cardiovascular risk factors and exploring strategies to reduce those risks," she told Fox News Digital. 

"It's important to work collaboratively with a health care professional to create a personalized plan for heart health that considers both work-related and other risk factors."

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to American Heart Association statistics. 

One person dies every 33 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease — and about 695,000 people in the country died from heart disease in 2021, the AHA stated. 

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Troops plagued by filthy conditions, squatters in military barracks: report

On September 24, 2023

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A new government report detailed the dire living conditions some military members face in their barracks across the country, highlighting a problem military leaders have so far struggled to fix.

A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that young troops living in barracks on military installations have been forced to confront everything from pests such as roaches and bed bugs to toxic waste and even squatters, potentially putting the health and safety of members at risk while damaging morale.

The 118-page report, which was published Monday by the GAO, concluded that military leaders at the Pentagon have not been able to provide proper oversight over the problem and have mostly left the issues up to each individual service to fix. 


Investigators from the GAO visited 12 unnamed military installations to compile the report and spoke with service members in discussion groups to gain their perspective. Many service members complained of dirty water that was seemingly unsafe to drink in their barracks buildings. Others complained of broken air conditioning and heating systems, forcing many members to purchase individual air conditioning units for their sweltering rooms or turn to unsafe space heaters to provide warmth in the colder months. Another issue noted by investigators was that some buildings lacked secure windows and doors that have in some cases led to squatters occupying the rooms.

In one extreme case, officials at one installation told GAO investigators that "service members are responsible for cleaning biological waste that may remain in a barracks room after a suicide."

The GAO report included dozens of photos of military barracks buildings from the installations investigators visited, with the photos showing restrooms with sewage overflowing, cracked sewage pipes, water damage, pests and mold or mildew growth. Other photos showed the possessions belonging to apparent squatters who were not authorized to be living in the buildings.


The report blamed systems for too slowly responding to living conditions in the buildings, with inconsistent evaluation systems that often fail to pick up on issues before conditions deteriorate further. The report also noted a lack of universal standards for health and safety, with no rules preventing installations and services from assigning troops to substandard living spaces.

Barracks rooms are most often occupied by the military's youngest and lowest ranking members, many of whom have just graduated from basic and job training and moved on to their first duty station.

While the report noted that it was unclear exactly how many of the service members are living in substandard conditions as a result of a lack of universal tracking, it is likely that "at least thousands of service members are affected" by the poor barracks quality.

The GAO finished by issuing 31 recommendations for the Defense Department to "provide guidance on barracks condition assessments, obtain complete funding information, and increase oversight of barracks programs."

"DOD concurred with 23 of the recommendations and partially concurred with 8, in some cases noting ongoing actions that would address them. GAO continues to believe DOD should fully implement all of these recommendations," the report notes.

Reached for comment by Fox News Digital, a GAO spokesperson said that the problems "we detail in our report are the result of chronic neglect and underfunding, as military officials chose to spend limited resources on facilities deemed higher priority than barracks because of their link to operational capabilities and mission readiness."

The spokesperson added that the Defense Department "needs to establish clearer standards for barracks quality and hold the military services accountable for meeting them" and also "needs to develop a joint strategy for improving barracks conditions, in part by collecting more accurate and comprehensive data on how much funding DOD spends on barracks, what the condition of individual facilities is, and how service members assigned to barracks feel about their living conditions."

"Last, DOD needs to reexamine its policies about which service members are required to live in barracks, both because this problem will not be fixed overnight and because existing policies have led to a perception of inequity among junior enlisted service members," the spokesperson said. "The 31 recommendations in our report are designed to address all of these needs."

Meanwhile, Brendan Owens, the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Energy Installations and Environment and Chief Housing Officer, told Fox News Digital that the Defense Department has at times "failed" to fulfill its role when it comes to ensuring proper living spaces for troops.


"In return for the commitment and sacrifices that Service members make when they volunteer to defend our nation, the Department of Defense has a moral obligation to ensure that the places they live and work dignify their service," Owens said. "The DoD has, in too many instances, failed to live up to our role in making sure housing for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Guardians honors their commitment and enables them to bring the best versions of themselves to their critical missions."

"To the service members who have experienced serious issues with their unaccompanied housing: I commit to act," he continued. "I will move out aggressively to increase oversight and accountability in government-owned unaccompanied housing and to address unacceptable living conditions impacting our service members."

Owens added that his office plans to work with the individual branches to ensure that service members "have a safe and secure place to live."

"Collectively, we will improve our responsiveness to your concerns as we strive to ensure a living experience that enhances your wellbeing and readiness so that you can defend the citizens of the United States as part of the finest military in the history of the world," Owens said.

All-American athlete tells ‘redemption story’ after parents blamed their ‘sin’ for her birth defect

On September 24, 2023

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All-American athlete Katelyn Pavey is ready to tell her story. 

Pavey, who was born with a birth defect, told Fox News Digital she originally turned down the offer three times to create a film based on her life story. Pavey became the first All-American athlete from Lanesville, Indiana, to receive a scholarship to play college softball.

"We didn't think that I had a story to share. My family didn't think we had a story. There is other people, and we just didn't want to be seen as different, but we ended up saying yes because Tyler [Sansom], our director, proposed one question: ‘If I can help inspire one person, and if I can help lead one person to Christ, would I do it?’ And we said ‘Yes,’" Pavey shared.

The film "I Can," which is produced by Kappa Studios and features actress Danner Brown portraying Pavey, is based on Katelyn's life. It focuses on her parents' affair, which led to an unexpected pregnancy, and her softball journey. 


WATCH: Katelyn Pavey says 'I Can' is a 'redemption story' on how she was conceived

After Pavey was born and her birth defect – which left her with only one fully developed arm – was discovered, her father David believed that it was God punishing him for his sins. Pavey's parents left their spouses to begin a new life together.

"My grandma, actually, when I was born, told my dad that God doesn't make mistakes," Pavey told Fox News Digital.

In Pavey's words, "I Can" is a "redemption story" on how she was conceived and overcame her adversity.

"I was conceived out of wedlock due to an affair and my parents carried the sin and guilt for a long time, thinking that I was born with one arm because of their past," she began. 

"So, the movie kind of hits on that in the beginning, and then it goes through my softball days and just showing how, you know, that sin was still carried on through my parents. But, you know, I faced difficulties in the game. I faced difficulties, you know, with an injury. And then just how my positive attitude got over that and overcame everything that my parents were feeling and so it's kind of just like a redemption story and a story of overcoming adversity," Pavey continued.

She added, "I want people to know that, you know, no matter what you look like, no matter where you came from, who you are, God made you for a reason. God made you just the way he wanted to. A theme in the movie is God doesn't make mistakes. So, if we trust that God has a plan for us, we can overcome anything."

Despite her disability, Pavey became a successful softball player and shared with Fox News Digital that her faith helped her through challenging times.

WATCH: Katelyn Pavey talks about pivotal childhood moments that will be seen in 'I Can'

"So, always knowing that God had a plan for me and trusting in that and knowing that, you know, softball was just a platform that I could use to glorify Him and to show others, you know, Him through my play and through my actions. It really got me through playing softball and knowing that I had a reason," she said.


Pavey shared that she continued to play softball to prove the "naysayers" and people who doubted her that they are wrong.

"I just think it's an inspirational story showing that, you know, the only disability in life is a bad attitude and if you keep at it, and you have a great attitude that you can accomplish anything," she said.


Pavey began playing softball during her childhood and made it to a collegiate level. She played softball at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. Pavey told Fox News Digital aside from the fundamentals of learning how to play the sport with one arm, hearing "parents or coaches" doubting her was a challenge.


"My freshman year of college, I ended up tearing my ACL and that was like my breaking point. I thought my entire career was over, you know? ‘Why me? Why did this happen to me?’ I mean, I just worked so hard growing up to get to where I was, and now it's all getting taken away," she said. 


Pavey continued, "I think that that made me realize that I needed to kind of focus. I lost sight of God and I need to focus on Him and focus on getting better. When I did that, I learned that, you know, I one had a story, I had a reason and I needed to keep going. That was kind of like a breakthrough moment for me to keep playing the sport and just to keep inspiring people."

WATCH: Katelyn Pavey shares the challenges she faced when she first started playing softball

Pavey is entering a new chapter in life. She has graduated from college and has hung up her cleats as she recently walked down the aisle.


"On Sept. 15, I'm getting married, which is crazy. Our director for the movie is actually marrying us, so that's pretty cool. The movie comes out on Sept. 22. So everything's going to happening back to back."

"I Can" released in select theaters nationwide Friday, Sept. 22. Pavey shared with Fox News Digital that 100% of the proceeds from the film are going toward "helping kids in need." 

WATCH: Katelyn Pavey reveals why she agreed to film 'I Can' 

"It's all for a mission," she said. "We're just going to help others that don't have the opportunity to go and do things, or kids that were always were told that they couldn't do something. So, we're going to give back that way."

Over 3,000 kids will be able to see the film at no cost thanks to their pay-it-forward program, and the producers are donating profits from the film to select children’s charities.

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: A stranger in your hotel room? Kitty-litter shortages? Online attacks are causing real-world effects.

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: U.S. businesses operating in China are confused and worried. Here’s why.

On September 23, 2023

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The Moneyist: ‘I just don’t have a clue where to start’: Where should I invest my $50,000 life savings right now?

On September 23, 2023

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On September 24, 2023By Tyler Durden

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On September 24, 2023By Tyler Durden

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Chicago's Trillion-Dollar Financial Engine At Risk Of Leaving Over $800 Million Tax Proposal

On September 24, 2023By Tyler Durden

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Defunct 'Disinformation Governance Board' Sought To Censor Opposing Views On Racial Justice, Afghan Withdrawal, & Other Political Subjects

On September 24, 2023By Tyler Durden

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Liberal, Conservative Dating Apps Explode In Popularity

On September 24, 2023By Tyler Durden

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California Democrats Could Guarantee Trump 2024 Win

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On September 23, 2023By Tyler Durden

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On September 24, 2023

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Pete Doherty party death was 'murder': Cambridge graduate was 'thrown off first-floor balcony', claims FBI expert as victim's mother demands Met police act on new evidence

On September 24, 2023

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Not again, Joe! Biden butchers LL Cool J's name before referring to rapper as 'boy' in train-wreck speech to Congressional Black Caucus in DC - raising further questions about the 80-year-old president's age and health

On September 24, 2023

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On September 24, 2023

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Moment Arizona cops in hazmat suits raid house of horrors where local woman is accused of keeping DOZENS of malnourished special needs rescue pups in horrific conditions - with five found dead next to food in a freezer

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Prime suspect in Natalie Holloway disappearance Joran van der Sloot claimed he and his father rented a boat and 'took care of things' two days after she vanished in never-before-seen email to friend

On September 24, 2023

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Shocking moment crowd of 100 migrants storm across Rio Grande, leaving Border Control guards with no choice but to cut razor wire and let them into Eagle Pass after four-hour stand-off in searing 101-degree heat

On September 24, 2023

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9/11 illness deaths among first responders is now EQUAL to number of firefighters killed on day of tragedy after two more FDNY members died this week - bringing grim total to 343

On September 24, 2023

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Boomer Esiason labels Dave Portnoy and Washington Post controversy as 'absolute, obvious' example of 'cancel culture syndrome'

On September 24, 2023

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Heartbroken ex-husband of Virginia mother who drugged and shot dead daughters aged 15 and five in revenge plot says she 'got rid of them' after court ruled he could take youngest to Missouri: 'They were leverage to her'

On September 24, 2023

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Conor Benn marks return to boxing with points win over Rodolfo Orozco in Orlando while controversy over failed drugs test continues in the UK

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Glamorous PointsBet employee dubbed the 'new Paige Spiranac' sues wagering company claiming 'aggressively flirty supervisor harassed her' and 'horny male clients groped and tried to kiss her while asking for selfies'

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The Great Climate Con

The Great Climate Con

Current governments see climate control as an important, extensive and far-reaching opportunity which is, in fact, nothing more than an intrusion into the money coffers and power positions of their citizens.

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America: Waking up Woke

America: Waking up Woke

Woke ideology is a fetid banner covering many ideas, beliefs, and agendas that are meant for one purpose… control. Its flag of condemnation and manipulation, not unfurled for the good of society, but presumes a widespread acceptance of racism, bias and exploitation.

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No Job? No Skills? No Money? No Problem! Welcome to Amerika

No Job? No Skills? No Money? No Problem! Welcome to Amerika

“America First” is the answer to restore our national, economic and immigration security. We need to recognize the political prospering and businesses’ profiteering off illegal aliens for what it is – – a drain on America, a diluting of our freedoms and security, a diminishing destruction of our future.

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Biden’s Mission to Disarm and Destroy America

Biden’s Mission to Disarm and Destroy America

The most important point to be made is that the current administration must recognize and prepare for the dangerous enemies at hand. We don’t live in a fantasy world where ideological opinions matter – only reality will protect and keep us a free country.

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America’s Nuclear Destruction

America’s Nuclear Destruction

Dr. Pry went on to say, “there is no mutually assured deterrence” when one side is not afraid to kill all and win at all costs – America isn’t on board with that, instead thinking they can deter instead of fight.

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UKRAINE’S Secret Resolve: The People’s Army

UKRAINE’S Secret Resolve: The People’s Army

The resistant resolve of the common man spread throughout the city streets and farm filled landscape of Ukraine’s nation-state should be the educator of passionate commitment; the filter through which we must see and recognize the dedication of an individual’s desire for freedom; the true weapon of peace lying wait in the people’s army of Ukraine.

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Biden’s City Under the Bridge -The invasion of America

Biden’s City Under the Bridge -The invasion of America

"The invasion of America "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to live free…” This appears to be the battle hymn of the new republic. Open arms, open hearts, open borders, accepting anyone from anywhere, of any background, and with any unknown...

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GIANT Sale…. Get Your Communist Nikes – Part 2

GIANT Sale…. Get Your Communist Nikes – Part 2

Get Your Communist Nikes America’s love affair with great deals and value has a price paid in human lives and misery. The truthful facts are that the savings we see are carried from overseas on the blood of the imprisoned. To stop this, we need increased enforcement...

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GIANT Sale…. Get Your Communist Nikes – Part 1

GIANT Sale…. Get Your Communist Nikes – Part 1

Get Your Communist Nikes America has a love affair. An impassioned affinity for discounts, great deals, and value. Watching the big game on 60” was never so sweet as when it only cost $495, or those name brand sneakers are “reduced in price.” The truthful facts are...

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