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Why Leaking Information Is as American as Apple Pie

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:54:00 GMT

Government leaks have plagued Trump early on, but they've long been a fixture in American politics.Daniel Ellsberg, co-defendant in the Pentagon Papers case, talks to media outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles in April 28, 1973.National Security Adviser Michael Flynn waits before the start of a White House news conference with President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Feb. 10.A caricature of Thomas Hutchinson (1711-1780) to the right with a devil and skeleton to his left appeared in The Massachusetts calendar; or An almanack for the year of our Lord Christ 1774.Daniel Ellsberg, co-defendant in the Pentagon Papers case, talks to media outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles in April 28, 1973.President Richard M. Nixon is shown pointing to the transcripts of the White House tapes in this April 29, 1974, file photo, after he announced during a nationally-televised speech that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators.In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong.


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Oscars Screwup: 'Moonlight' Wins After Award Given to 'La La Land'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:34:00 GMT

A minute or two into the 'La La Land' cast and crew's celebration, producer Jordan Horowitz asked for quiet and said the real winner was 'Moonlight.'Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as 'La La Land.'Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as 'La La Land.'


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Diversity Wins at Oscars; Jabs at Trump Unite

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:25:00 GMT

Diverse faces — and united ire against President Donald Trump — sewed the 89th Academy Awards together on Sunday.Mahershala Ali delivers a speech on stage after winning the Oscar best supporting actor in "Moonlight" at the 89th Adademy Awards on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.Jimmy Kimmel opens the 89th Academy Awards telecast Sunday night in Los Angeles.A representative of director Asghar Farhadi accepts the Oscar for best foreign-language film for 'The Salesman' on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Farhadi, of Iran, declined to attend to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order.Ruth Negga, wearing the ACLU ribbon, arrives at the Oscars telecast Sunday night in Los Angeles.


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Drunk Driver Charged After Injuring 28 at Mardi Gras: Cops

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:49:00 GMT

The 25-year-old driver, hit other vehicles and then veered into an Endymion parade crowd, registered .232 on a blood alcohol test, police said.Police next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles during the Krewe of Endymion parade Saturday in New Orleans.Police arrest a man after a pickup truck slammed into the crowd Saturday at the Endymion parade during Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.


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Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:40:56 GMT

Bill Paxton, the actor who starred in the television series 'Big Love' and films such as 'Twister' and 'Apollo 13,' died at the age of 61.Bill Paxton in Los Angeles in August.


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Trump's Job Approval Stands at Just 44 Percent as Partisan Splits Reign

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:37:00 GMT

President Donald Trump's job approval rating was 44 percent, a record low for a new president, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.President Donald Trump arrives to make an announcement at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31, 2017.


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Trump's Pick for Navy Secretary Withdraws

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:59:19 GMT

Financier Philip Bilden said he 'fully support[s]' Trump's agenda and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' efforts to modernize the Navy and Marines.



Prison Pods for Vets Serving Time After Serving Country

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:51:00 GMT

An Albany County, N.Y., jail says its program seems to be keeping veterans from returning.Incarcerated veterans prepare the Stars and Stripes for the morning flag-raising at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Washington state.Kyle Weber is part of the "veteran pod" at the Albany County Jail in upstate New York. He calls it the "best worst thing" that ever happened to him.Incarcerated veterans prepare the Stars and Stripes for the morning flag-raising at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Washington state.Group counseling sessions on the veteran pod at the Albany County jail often tackle issues of post-traumatic stress and addiction.Inmates in Florida's veteran dorms paint murals representing the service branches on prison wards.


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Company 'Pauses' Launch of $89,000 Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:15:34 GMT

A drugmaker fiven FDA approval to market a generic drug for muscular dystrophy has 'paused' rollout after an outcry over its $89,000-a-year price tag.Jack Willis, center, Nolan Willis, right, and Max LeClaire, bottom, have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They attended the opening for Sarepta Therapeutics new global headquarters in Cambridge on June 2, 2014.Jack Willis, center, Nolan Willis, right, and Max LeClaire, bottom, have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They attended the opening for Sarepta Therapeutics new global headquarters in Cambridge on June 2, 2014.


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'God Was on His Side': Teen Survives 7-Story Fall in Car

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:39:00 GMT

The unidentified teenager only suffered lacerations and cuts after driving off the seventh floor of a parking garage and landing on a hardware store below.A vehicle drove off a parking garage and landed in a building below Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2017, Houston, Texas.A vehicle drove off a parking garage and landed in a building below Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2017, Houston, Texas.


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Transgender Hotline Reports Recent Spike in Calls

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:14:00 GMT

Throughout January, Trans Lifeline saw an average of 139 calls per day. On Thursday, that number shot up to 379.Transgender activists and supporters protest potential changes by the Trump administration in federal guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, near the White House, Feb. 22, 2017.Transgender activists and supporters protest potential changes by the Trump administration in federal guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, near the White House, Feb. 22, 2017.


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Vandals Damage Headstones at Jewish Cemetery in Philly

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:52:00 GMT

An investigation is underway after vandals targeted a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia.Tombstones are turned over in a Jewish cemetery targeted by vandals, in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia. They knocked over between 75 and 100 gravestones, police said.


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Joseph Wapner, 'People's Court' Judge, Has Died: Report

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:57:00 GMT

A family member says Joseph Wapner, who presided over "The People's Court" during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, has died.Judge Joseph A. Wapner was honored with a star on the The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.Judge Joseph A. Wapner was honored with a star on the The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.


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Father of Dead Navy SEAL Refused to Meet Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:59:00 GMT

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump walk toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on Feb. 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force base in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen. Owens is the first active military service member to die in combat during Trump's presidency.


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Driver Plunges Into Creek, Survives 8 Hours Before Rescue

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:19:00 GMT

A woman and her dog spent eight hours trapped in her car amid rushing water and darkness after crashing down an embankment and into a creek.


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Why Feds' Embrace of Private Prisons Matters

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:23:00 GMT

The Trump administration has called for a crackdown on what it sees as a rise in crime. That may be why the new attorney general doesn't want to phase out private prisons.Officers stand on the roof of and outside the gates at the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Miss., during an inmate disturbance at the prison, May 20, 2012.Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a meeting with the heads of federal law enforcement components at the Department of Justice in Washington on Feb. 9, 2017.Officers stand on the roof of and outside the gates at the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Miss., during an inmate disturbance at the prison, May 20, 2012.


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U.S. Veteran Makes Sure Translators Aren't Left Behind

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:25:36 GMT

While President Trump's executive order is tied up in court, it has left translators who served with the U.S. military in limbo. Army veteran Matt Zeller's charity, "No One Left Behind", is helping them obtain visas and resettle in the U.S.



Police: Suspected Drunk Driver Plows Into Crowd at Mardi Gras Parade

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:35:06 GMT

Dozens of parade watchers were hurt. The accident took place near the beginning of the Endymion parade in New Orleans.



Tom Perez Becomes DNC Chair in Close Election Victory

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:26:00 GMT

Perez was elected Saturday as the new DNC chair, tasked with rebuilding the factionalized party after the November election.Newly elected DNC Chair and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks during the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 25, 2017.Interim chair Donna Brazile, left, hands the gavel to newly-elected DNC Chair Tom Perez.


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GOP Rep.: Special Prosecutor Needed in Russia Probe

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:24:00 GMT

Issa said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who supported Trump and is an appointee, is too close to the president to lead an investigation.This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows now-former House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. during a hearing on Capitol Hill.This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows now-former House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. during a hearing on Capitol Hill.


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Lawyer: Muhammad Ali Jr. Profiled at Florida Airport

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:41:00 GMT

The boxing legend's son was detained for about two hours on arrival at a Florida airport and questioned about his religion, his lawyer says.U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 28, 2006.Muhammad Ali walks through New York with members of the Black Panther Party in 1970.


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Trans Students Face 'Detrimental' Health Effects Without Fed Protection

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:00 GMT

Health professionals fear the Trump administration's decision to rescind past guidance on trans protections could lead to 'detrimental' health effects for trans kids.Hundreds protest a Trump administration announcement this week that rescinds an Obama-era order allowing trans students to use school facilities matching their gender identities, at the Stonewall Inn on February 23, 2017 in NYC.Hundreds at New York's Stonewall Inn protest a Trump administration announcement this week that rescinds an Obama-era order allowing trans students to use school facilities matching their gender identities, Feb. 23, 2017.16-year-old transgender advocate Grace Dolan-Sandrino


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Deadly Winter Storm Drops a Foot of Snow in Midwest

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:20:00 GMT

States across the Midwest were met with a round of severe weather, leaving some with about a foot of snow on the ground.A snow plow clears HWY 75 south of Blair, Neb., Friday.


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Magician's Body Found Inside Hollywood's Magic Castle

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside of an iconic Hollywood magician's club.KNBC


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World War II Grenades Found in Nursing Home Refrigerator

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:43:35 GMT

A nursing home was evacuated after two World War II-era grenades were found in a 91-year-old resident's refrigerator.WNBC


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