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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates expected to plead guilty in Mueller probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:34:02 -0500

Rick Gates, who served on President Trump's campaign and on his inaugural committee, would be the fifth person to plead guilty in Mueller's probe.


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Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:18:41 -0500

Teachers who love their students might do a better job protecting them from shooters than police "standing outside," Trump says.


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Flu kills 13 more children, bringing the toll this season to 97 kids

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:34:41 -0500

​​​​​​​This year's flu vaccines are preventing about 36% of cases in vaccinated people and working at a rate of about 59%, in young children.


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Wrong Russian won the gold medal in women's figure skating at 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:44:50 -0500

So who won the women’s figure skating gold medal, perhaps the most coveted gold medal at any Winter Games? The one who gamed the system.


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Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death for brutal 1993 rape, murder

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:41:27 -0500

Alabama and Florida moved forward to execute convicted murderers Thursday — and a third inmate in Texas, a state where 11th-hour reprieves are rarely given, was spared lethal injection by the governor.


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Florida school shooting: Sheriff got 18 calls about Nikolas Cruz's violence, threats, guns

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:26:53 -0500

People close to Nikolas Cruz called local police with explicit details about his threats, violence, guns before shooting at high school.


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After Florida school shooting, the best thing from gun debate might be more science

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:04:31 -0500

A "chilling effect" on gun violence research has left experts with a host of unanswered questions on the topic.


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Trump administration to announce new sanctions on North Korea

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:50:57 -0500

The new penalties come as Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka led a U.S. delegation to South Korea for the final weekend of the 2018 Winter Olympics.


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'It's devastating': Cop stayed outside during Florida massacre while students died

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:26:53 -0500

Deputy Scot Peterson sat outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for four minutes as gunfire continued inside the school. He's now resigned.


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'Nation of immigrants' no longer: USCIS updates mission statement

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:45:05 -0500

The federal agency that grants visas and U.S. citizenship now refers to itself as an organization that "administers the nation's lawful immigration system."


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U.S. plans to move Israel's embassy to Jerusalem on May 14

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:20:37 -0500

Vice President Pence told the Israeli Parliament last month that a new U.S. Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019.


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Mirai Nagasu attempts to walk back shocking remarks after her poor Olympics performance

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:07:09 -0500

Skater Mirai Nagasu tried to clarify her comments after the free skate portion of her event on Day 14 of the Winter Olympics.


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President Trump: 'I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:33:01 -0500

"I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks," he told CPAC. "I work hard at it. Doesn't look bad! Hey, we're hanging in! We're hanging in."


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Blackfeet Indians have had 6 feet of snow in February, and new blizzard is hitting now

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:29:00 -0500

Crews can't keep roads clear because of constantly blowing snow. Some people are stranded in their houses. Food is running low.


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Iowa TV reporter is making history as first to wear hijab on air

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:10:35 -0500

Tahera Rahman, 27, and WHBF-TV in Quad Cities have received some negative comments about her appearing on air, but she is 'living her dream.'


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Vaping? You could be inhaling lead and arsenic, a new study says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:22:35 -0500

John Hopkins researchers also found chromium, manganese, nickel and lead in e-cigarette e-liquids.


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Get your tax refund before you file? Here's why it's happening (it's a scam)

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:48:28 -0500

A new growing, tax scam could compromise your bank account. Crooks steal IDs, file fake returns and now use real bank accounts for direct deposit.


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Cadillac salesman sets record for sales, but not without a fight

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:47:05 -0500

Ali Reda set the record last year after studying the techniques of the retired salesman who now challenges him


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James Woods: I was 'blacklisted' like Brendan Fraser but for my conservative politics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:39:23 -0500

Woods, who believes Brendan Fraser's story of career derailment after an alleged groping, claims same man blacklisted him because he's a conservative.


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Trump's awful plan to arm teachers is straight from the NRA playbook

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:01 -0500

Trump's embrace of 'scholastic carry' is a recycled NRA talking point from 2012. And it's still a really bad idea.


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'Generation Columbine' has never known a world without school shootings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:05:09 -0500

Just as their grandparents feared polio and their parents feared nuclear war, these young people arrive at school each morning fearing death by high-powered rifle.


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Democrats won big in 2017 against Trump and GOP and we're not done yet: Tom Perez

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:22:02 -0500

We didn’t just focus on the sexy races. We lifted Democrats up and down the ticket with money and organizing, and there's more to come in 2018.


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This is us: Toxic stress on TV is reality for many Americans

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:07:53 -0500

Intentionally or not, 'This Is Us' writers are connecting the dots on a health crisis hidden in plain sight for far too long.


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The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:02:19 -0500

South Korea's women's curling team has become a global sensation, but they don't even know it


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Americans are increasingly becoming more self-destructive in 'nightmarish' trend

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:03:07 -0500

While it’s no surprise that some drink themselves to death, get hooked on lethal drugs or end their lives, the rate of such behavior is increasing.


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How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:09:53 -0500

A USA TODAY survey of 843 women in the entertainment industry found 94% say they've experienced harassment or assault.


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Widely anticipated 'Black Panther' movie

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:21:15 -0500

Widely anticipated 'Black Panther' movie



Comedian Michelle Wolf will host this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:54:48 -0500

Comedian Michelle Wolf, known for her stand-up and work on the Daily Show With Trevor Noah, will host this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.


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Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:48:02 -0500

A day after hundreds of students across the country walked out of class to demand safer schools, the former president expressed his support.


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Billy Graham's nephew isn't mourning his passing

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:16:25 -0500

His family isn't grieving the loss of evangelist Billy Graham the way people might think they would.


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United pilot flies lost wedding ring over 2,500 miles to owner

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:38:45 -0500

“A @United gate agent found it, put it in a safe, and then gave it to a pilot to HAND DELIVER it back to me in SF,” Brit Morin said.


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Muhammad Ali lost everything in opposing the Vietnam War. But in 1968, he triumphed

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:06 -0500

Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam War made 1968, his first full year of exile from boxing, both humbling and empowering.


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The hotel room of the future: Here's what hotels are doing to adapt to travelers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:39:10 -0500

From mattresses to thermostats to storage to bathrooms to outlets, hotels change their ways to adapt to travelers' needs


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Brendan Fraser claims ex-Hollywood Foreign Press president groped him

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:37:23 -0500

Brendan Fraser is the latest actor to come forward with his story of sexual assault in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement.



Apple is the least loved big tech company among hedge funds, Goldman Sachs says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:35:31 -0500

Of the 50 stocks appearing most often in the top 10 holdings of hedge funds, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Microsoft are in the top five. Apple is No. 11.


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