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Past Weekend: Top News/Talk Stories

New Congress/McCarthy Speaker Bid, U.S. Rep. Santos, Trump Tax Releases, Border Security, Russia-Ukraine War, COVID XBB Subvariant, Idaho Murders Case, and Winter Storms were among the top news/talk stories discussed over the weekend. Today’s beginning of the 118th Congress and Republican Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become House Speaker; the case of incoming freshman U.S. Rep. George Santos who’s admitted to falsehoods on his curriculum vitae; the release of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns by the outgoing Democrat-controlled House; the state illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border; the latest escalation in the Russia-Ukraine war; concerns about the new COVID Omicron subvariant XBB; the arrest of Bryan Kohberger in connection with the deaths of four Idaho college students; and the winter storms affection much of the U.S. were some of the most-talked-about stories on news/talk radio over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.