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Kasie Hunt Reveals She Had Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

Hunt stated that she has a family history that has dealt with migraines, which is why she assumed were the cause of her recent headaches. However, she noted that a routine MRI scan turned out to show something more serious. 

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CNN’s Kasie Hunt shared some heavy news during her interview with People Magazine. The anchor and chief national affairs analyst revealed that she underwent a four-hour operation recently, removing what turned out to be a benign brain tumor.

“I had headaches a few years ago when I was pregnant with my son that we had checked out and that we were just making sure to monitor generally,” Hunt said. “I started getting really bad ones in March of 2021 and made an appointment with a neurologist to see what might be going on.”

Hunt stated that she has a family history that has dealt with migraines, which is why she assumed were the cause of her recent headaches. However, she noted that a routine MRI scan turned out to show something more serious. 

“But the neurologist sent me for a routine MRI scan just as a new patient intake — and they saw something on the scan,” Hunt said. “They ordered a follow-up just to double-check, and the follow-up showed something that was a little bit more clear. I was still struggling with headaches and things like that.”

Hunt recalls the headaches getting worse in August as it showed some growth. She eventually opted for surgery but did share the concerns she had, considering she has a toddler, and began her new position with CNN.

“Once we learned that, then we really had to take some action, because that was a really scary thing to learn,” Hunt said. “Once you see growth in the brain, that means that there is a tumor growing in the brain.” 

“Suddenly, I have to figure out, what does this mean for us, for our family? It really knocked me back on my heels for a little while. The next step was, okay, what’s the absolute best way to make sure that we can figure out a way to beat this and not let this be something that defines me?”

Following her surgery, Hunt is now on the road to recovery, which she says is difficult because she can’t lift her son. 

“Now that I’m home, the recovery has been going slow,” she says. “But it’s steady — I haven’t had any backsliding,” Hunt said. “I can’t drive, and I can’t lift my son. I can’t lift anything over 10 lbs.; he’s about 30 lbs. And so it breaks my heart a little bit.”

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CNN Asks Florida Judge to Toss Out Donald Trump’s Defamation Suit

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against CNN in October; now, over a month later, the cable news channel is asking a judge in Florida to toss the case (h/t The Hill).

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election. Trump’s attorneys argued CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source.”

Additionally, Trump’s lawyer says that CNN attempted “to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”

CNN lawyers have pushed back against Trump’s claims saying that the former president “seeks to silence any criticism of Plaintiff’s debunked claim that the 2020 presidential election was ‘stolen.’”

“Any alleged association resulting therefrom are also ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ and ‘pure opinion’ under well-established principles of defamation law,” CNN’s lawyers added.

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Investor Cautions Over Possible Fox-News Corp. Merger

Irenic Capital, which owns about 2 percent of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger between Fox and News Corp.

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Rumors have swirled over Fox and News Corp. possibly merging into one entity, but Irenic Capital, which owns about 2% of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger.

A merger would produce a more complicated company and turn off investors rather than increase the company’s lagging stock price, Irenic Capital stated in a letter to the News Corp. board.

“And even if such synergies do exist today, they would principally benefit Fox and reside in the News Media segment of News Corp,” Irenic Capital said (h/t Deadline). “For example, Fox Business may benefit from greater integration with The Wall Street Journal and some of Dow Jones’ other properties, but it is highly debatable whether the benefits from such an association flow both ways.

“Combining News Corp with Fox will result in a combined company that is obviously more complex than both companies left separate.” 

Irenic believes a unification would aid Fox far better than News Corp. and cautioned that the board has a fiduciary responsibility to investigate all possible routes to develop value beyond the one suggested by its primary shareholder.

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Fox News Lights All-American Christmas Tree

The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

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Fox News held its annual All-American Tree Lighting at FOX Square in New York, New York Monday during “The Five.” The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

In a release, the network said it partnered with the Police Athletic League (PAL) to host a toy drive benefiting New York City’s youth. The network also honored first responders by selecting representatives of the FDNY and NYPD to light this year’s tree.

Guests included FOX News personalities and their families along with first responders from the NYPD and FDNY, including members of NYPD Precinct 32, who lost Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera this year, and members of EMS Station 49, who lost EMS captain Alison Russo earlier this year.

FOX’s All-American Christmas tree stands at 50 feet tall and is adorned by 12,000 ornaments and 340,000 lights. The tree has 500 branches, a star topper that is over six feet tall and more than four miles of cord wrapped throughout.  Made in America, the tree features a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue decorations.

“After a busy year in America, it’s nice to, let’s just take a step back and celebrate traditions like this and remember how important it is to come together and focus on what truly matters,” said co-host Dana Perino. “This tree is not just for us to enjoy. We want you watching at home to be able to come here and make Christmas memories with your family and friends and of course, your pets, too, of course, as you can imagine.”

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