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Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:21:02 -0400

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:01:40 -0400

(image) London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.



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London Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:31:49 -0400

(image) An attacker plowed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing and killing a police officer outside Parliament in London on Wednesday.



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White House all in before crucial health care vote: 'There is no Plan B'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:05:51 -0400

(image) On what could be the eve of a crucial health care vote and with the reported numbers still seemingly unfavorable, the White House remained confident that the American Health Care Act would pass the House on Thursday. “Piece by piece, member by member, we’re getting there, and we’re getting much closer,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday of gathering the votes necessary to repeal Obamacare. The White House team did have some success on Wednesday, flipping Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to a “yes” vote after assuring him that they supported his proposed amendment, which would deny health care credits to undocumented immigrants.



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Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:58 -0400

(image) A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.



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Photos of the day - March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:03:29 -0400

(image) A peek at Boris in Washington; members of a Chinese honor guard salute caskets of Korean War dead; heavy snowfall in Northumberland, England; and people embrace during anniversary service for Brussels suicide attacks victims.





House Intel Cmte. Creates Confusion As Chairman Releases New Trump Details

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:38:05 -0400

(image) House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes made revelations concerning "incidentally collected" intelligence related to the Trump campaign, triggering confusion about why he revealed the information.



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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:57:03 -0400

(image) Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.



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Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:57:31 -0400

(image) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil.



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EMILY’s List: An unprecedented 10,000 women have told us they want to run for office, thanks to Trump

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:44:18 -0400

(image) EMILY’s List announced Wednesday that more than 10,000 women have reached out to the group since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to say they want to run for office, a record number in such a short time for the group. “Over ten thousand women isn’t a ripple — it’s a wave,” said EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock in a statement.



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London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:05 -0400

(image) Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.



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Wisconsin man who threatened to kill Obama loses appeal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:25:54 -0400

(image) The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Wednesday rejected Brian Dutcher's request that his January 2016 jury conviction be set aside because of a lack of evidence. Dutcher, 56, of Tomah, said he had been unable to carry out his threat, having been armed only with a slingshot, and no one took him seriously. Dutcher had written on Facebook that he planned to attend a July 2, 2015 event in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where Obama was giving a speech, and hoped to "get a clear shot at the pretend president.





911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:33:54 -0400

(image) LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."





4 Killed Including A Police Officer In Wisconsin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:32:24 -0400

(image) Police confirmed that the suspect was taken into custody. However, they did not release the names of the people involved and killed during the shootings in Wisconsin.



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South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:47:53 -0400

(image) Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. "As of 3:45 am (1845 GMT Wednesday), part of the Sewol's structure, which is believed to be its stabilizer, can be seen above the water with the naked eye," an official from the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for last year, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather.



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Time magazine presses Trump on his slew of evidence-free and false claims

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:22:55 -0400

(image) President Trump says he doesn’t necessarily need facts before making such evidence-free claims as, say, former President Barack Obama’s wiretapping the phones at Trump Tower, because they’ve later been proved right. “I’m a very instinctual person,” Trump told Time magazine’s Michael Scherer in a phone interview from the Oval Office on Wednesday. The president offered a list things he says he “predicted” would happen, including Brexit, Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, Bernie Sanders’ loss in the Democratic primary — even his false suggestion that a terror attack had occurred in Sweden the night before.



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Puerto Rico governor, bondholders divided on PREPA deal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:04:25 -0400

(image) Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved. Governor Ricardo Rossello said at a U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing his administration would prefer a consensual deal to bankruptcy, as lawmakers questioned him about delays in completing a $9 billion restructuring at PREPA. The hearing showcased growing discord between Rossello's administration and PREPA's creditors, which seemed to concern the committee in charge of leading Congress' response to Puerto Rico's ongoing crisis.





Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:36:50 -0400

(image) BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.



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Before Trump, Manafort Paid to Help Putin: AP

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:53:29 -0400

(image) Jeff Horowitz, reporter for the Associated Press, talks with Rachel Maddow about the AP's scoop that Paul Manafort, before he was Donald Trump's campaign manager, was paid millions by a Russian oligarch to serve the interests of Vladimir Putin in the U.S.



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Three French schoolchildren hurt in London attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:12:30 -0400

(image) PARIS/RENNES (Reuters) - Three French schoolchildren were hurt in the attack near London's parliament on Wednesday, French officials said. The three students from the Concarneau Lycee in Brittany, western France, were on a school trip there, a foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement. A total of 90 students from the school were in London, about a dozen of which were in the area of the attack, an official at the school told Reuters.





Intelligence committee chair reignites wiretapping scandal

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:20:04 -0400

(image) President Trump says he feels "somewhat vindicated" on his wiretap claim after Congressman David Dunes said intelligence agencies may have picked up some private communications from his transition team.



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Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:40:43 -0400

(image) The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Policy makers are still debating whether to allow a sweeping expansion in drone use for activities like deliveries where aircraft would fly beyond the sight of an operator.





White Man From Maryland Stabbed A Black Man To Death In New York

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:39:11 -0400

(image) Another racist hate crime took place in New York City where a white man from Maryland traveled till New York with the intention of killing African Americans.



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Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:20:37 -0400

(image) The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors. Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. Dignitaries including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, were in attendance.



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Official says welder sparked massive Kansas apartment fire

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:05:17 -0400

(image) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A fire that leveled a multimillion-dollar apartment building under construction and spread to about two dozen homes in suburban Kansas City started when a welder accidentally ignited wooden building materials, fire officials said.



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Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:04:28 -0400

(image) By Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria's Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.





WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:17 -0400

(image) “If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.



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Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:37:26 -0400

(image) MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment.



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U.S. justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:19:13 -0400

(image) The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected legal reasoning used by President Donald Trump's high court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his role as an appellate judge, ruling in favor of an autistic student who said he was denied an adequate education. The 8-0 ruling, authored by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, was issued at the same time Gorsuch was facing questions during his Senate confirmation hearing about a 2008 case in which he ruled against an autistic child who sought a public education more tailored to his needs. The Supreme Court ruled that public schools must offer disabled students a special educational program sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.








Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:37:29 -0400

After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) is holding millions of Apple ID accounts for ransom, Apple said that its servers and databases were not hacked. Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn. Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack. In an email from a TCF domain to BGR that was likely distributed to other members of the media, the hackers say they’re still committed to unleashing the attack come April 7th, unless Apple pays up. The message, which reads like an ad-hoc press release coming from a hackers startup — the email does come from a “press” email account — explains that the report that said the hackers want $75,000 in ransom is false. The hackers also claim that all the communication with Apple was done via ICQ, and all the chats were kept private. “[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations,” the hackers say. “The second thing is worth more to us than money.” The hackers say that Apple will force users to reset their passwords to stop them and avoid “serious server issues and customer complaints.” The TCF group claims it can reset some 2,550 iPhones per minute per server, which amounts to over 38 million accounts per hour. As for the number of affected accounts, it was bumped “from 519 million to 627 to then 717 million.” A Twitter account for the group mentioned that 200 million iCloud accounts will be factory reset. https://twitter.com/turkcrimefamily/status/844225625909051393 Why are they targeting Apple? Well, strangely enough, this appears to be some sort of retaliation for the recent measures the Department of Justice has taken against the four hackers that breached Yahoo in 2014, an attack that may have affected more than 500 million users. “We're doing this because we can, and mainly to spread awareness for Karim Baratov and Kerem Albayrak which both are being detained for the Yahoo hack and one of them is most probably facing heavy sentencing in America,” the hackers said. “Kerem Albayrak on the other hand is being accused of listing the Yahoo database for sale online.” The group says this isn’t a political attack, and that the TCF is a new criminal organization with a lot of resources and power. “This is just the start,” they say. They even have a media department. The attack on Yahoo was actually a military operation conducted by Russia, the FBI’s investigation proved, so it’s strange to see the hackers claim this isn’t political. Is this threat real? That remains to be seen. I think it's rather unlikely for this massive remote iPhone wipe to happen. Not because Apple confirmed its servers were not hacked but because of this whole messy PR campaign coming from the hackers. But fo yourself a favor and change yo[...]


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Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:51:58 -0400

(image) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's death.



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Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:15:14 -0400

(image) Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen.  MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't just get to see him, she got close enough to receive a kiss from the head of the Catholic Church. But she wanted so much more than that. Overwhelmed by energy, she reached out, desperate to discharge it somewhere, and pulled the Pope's hat off his head. SEE ALSO: Little kid aims his pro stink eye at a chip thief The Pope's hat is technically called a zucchetto.  And he actually seemed to enjoy the moment, or at least have enough social skills to feign enthusiasm.  Watch the full interaction and rejoice! The internet has risen!   We're sure Pope Francis forgave her for the transgression.  WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks



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Tillerson alias emails from his ExxonMobil era prove elusive

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:27:52 -0400

(image) Emails sent under a pseudonym by current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was still CEO of ExxonMobil, and which are sought by a court, cannot be produced, lawyers for the oil giant said. According to a letter dated March 21 and sent Wednesday by ExxonMobil to AFP, these emails, sent under the name Wayne Tracker, cannot be recovered for the period from September 5, 2014 to November 28, 2014. The letter is addressed to the Supreme Court of the State of New York as part of an investigation opened in November 2015 by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.



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US, Italy And Scotland Boost Security After London Attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:01:01 -0400

(image) The terrorist attack outside of Britain's Parliament building led officials in other regions to increase safeguards on potential targets, despite a lack of apparent security threat.



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Trump fights for support ahead of U.S. healthcare vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:13:52 -0400

(image) By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. The current House Republican plan is scheduled for a floor vote on Thursday, but faces resistance from some conservative Republicans who view it as too similar to Obamacare, and from moderates concerned it will hurt some voters. Mark Meadows, who heads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said after a White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence that his group had more than enough members to stop the bill from passing, although he remained hopeful for potential changes to the legislation.





$100 Million in Artifacts Shipped from Egypt & Turkey to US in 2016

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:54:00 -0400

(image) About $50 million worth of artifacts and antiques were shipped from both Egypt and Turkey to the United States in 2016 — the highest annual value from each of those countries in at least 20 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau documents. Most of the artifacts were shipped to New York City, where numerous antiquities dealers, auction houses and art galleries are based. It can be difficult to determine whether a shipment of artifacts was recently looted, law-enforcement officials told Live Science.



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7 Richard Simmons Quotes We Love

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:41:17 -0400

(image) Richards Simmons took the fitness world by storm over three decades ago, with his inspiring story of weight loss and believing in himself. Watch the video to revisit all the times he reminded us to love yourself.



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Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:55:31 -0400

(image) LONDON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was noting that residents need to "be prepared" for such attacks.



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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:43:10 -0400

(image) By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name. The controversy over a sweetheart land deal at the school has chipped away at Abe's support and sent Japanese shares briefly lower on Thursday, and any questions over the donation could cast further doubt over the deal. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, intervened in the land deal in which educational group Moritomo Gakuen, based in Osaka, bought state-owned land at a fraction of its appraisal price to build an elementary school.





Most mutations in cancer are random DNA mistakes: study

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:10:15 -0400

(image) What causes cancer? A new study published Thursday suggests that cells make random mistakes while dividing, accounting for most of the mutations in tumors, rather than family history or environmental factors. The report in the journal Science was authored by the same team that led a controversial study in January 2015 that said random DNA mutations, or in other words just "bad luck," is often to blame for cancer.



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US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:28:44 -0400

(image) BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.



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A teen made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:15 -0400

(image) President Trump is busy this week helping to make sure millions of Americans don't lose their health insuran — -sorry, I mean, shutting down a teenage girl. 17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a site called Kittenfeed.com (initially called TrumpScratch), where users get to punch Trump's face with tiny little kitchen paws. It seemed like a pretty harmless, anti-Trump site (the kittens don't even scratch!) — until she got a letter from the lawyers of a certain "well known businessman," The Observer reports.  SEE ALSO: People can't stop sharing this cartoon about Trump's 'Muslim ban' That "internationally known" and "famous" businessman (his lawyers words, not mine) is, of course, Donald Trump. In the letter, Trump's general counsel encourages the teen to cease and desist and shut down the website.  Image: www.kittenfeed.com After receiving the letter, Lucy decided to change the name of the website to Kittenfeed.com. That wasn't enough for Trump's counsel, who reportedly continued to press the 17-year-old girl. The family is waiting to see their next move. "It’s so sad that his administration is focused more on being liked, burying real news and taking down sites like mine as they supposedly make him look bad," Lucy told The Observer. Predictably, Trump's lawyers letter had the opposite effect of their intention. After The Observer published the report yesterday, the site's visitors surged from 3,000 to 50,000. Lesson: you can mess with Trump's lawyers, but don't you ever touch an animated kitten. WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks



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Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:23:23 -0400

(image) More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida accused the security firm that hired shooter Omar Mateen of ignoring his comments supporting violence prior to the rampage that killed 49 and injured dozens at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The lawsuit accuses Mateen's widow, Noor Salman, of conspiring in the attack by assisting with his purchase of firearms and surveillance of the Pulse nightclub.








April The Giraffe 'Bit Moody' As Labor Delayed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:00:05 -0400

(image) Keepers believe April's mood change "is a good thing" while the animal's "back end continues to progress to our satisfaction."



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Mattis says he welcomes approval from Congress for IS fight

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:51:06 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers Wednesday that Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State militants in Syria, but he wouldn't say whether and when more American troops may be sent to the war-torn nation.



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