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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:59:01 -0500

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Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:49 -0500

(image) President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.

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More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:19:28 -0500

(image) When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security.

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'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:17:38 -0500

(image) The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.

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Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:42:51 -0500

(image) An autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."

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Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:42:41 -0500

(image) White House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.

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Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:24 -0500

(image) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.

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Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:12 -0500

(image) Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."

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The Parkland Teens Are Giving These Columbine Survivors Hope

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:23:53 -0500

(image) Last week, Austin Eubanks had just wrapped up his speech at a school in Colorado when he noticed he had a message on his phone.

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New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:15:19 -0500

(image) A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.

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Florida Sheriff Rebukes NRA Spokeswoman Who Claims She's 'Fighting' For Shooting Survivors

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:34:27 -0500

(image) During a heated CNN-hosted town hall event on Wednesday night, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch told survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that she was “fighting” for them.

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GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:19:26 -0500

(image) Pennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.

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Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:17:18 -0500

(image) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.

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Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:16:14 -0500

(image) Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.

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12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:37:13 -0500

(image) If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness.

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Redemption time for Romney?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:49 -0500

(image) Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.

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Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:29 -0500

(image) An Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.

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Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:17:02 -0500

(image) A trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. The circumstances behind each case could halt any of the executions, including the one in Texas, where the convict received an unprecedented clemency recommendation. The state has conducted all three of this year's U.S. executions.

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Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:34:23 -0500

(image) Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.

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California student arrested with two assault rifles and 90 magazines after security guard overhears shooting threat

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:31:54 -0500

(image) A pair of assault rifles, nearly 100-high-capacity magazines and two handguns were discovered in the home of a 17-year-old who was arrested for threatening to open fire at his school in California.

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US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:25:19 -0500

(image) The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a "unique responsibility" for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert blamed Russia for not reeling in the regime of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. "Without Russia backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring," Nauert told journalists.

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The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:09:58 -0500

(image) The women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.

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Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:06:30 -0500

(image) The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy's actions during the rampage that killed 17 people.

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'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:30 -0500

(image) At this point in “The Walking Dead” timeline, longtime zombie hunter Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) could probably fire a weapon with his eyes closed, so the question is, uh, did he?

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Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:54:36 -0500

(image) The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.

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Six things we learned from the Florida town hall on gun control

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:47:48 -0500

(image) Dana Loesch, the NRA spokeswoman, blamed mental illness and law enforcement, rather than gun laws, for the attack. Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students, teachers and parents booed, screamed and asked questions through tears as they interrogated lawmakers and a National Rifle Association spokeswoman about how the shooting that killed 17 people could have happened in the first place – and what those in power would do to stop another massacre.

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Are Pickup Trucks Becoming the New Family Car?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:43:14 -0500

(image) Pickup truck sales are the hottest they’ve been in a decade, and it’s no wonder: Driving one is no longer a bumpy, jarring experience that you have to endure. Truck makers today are building pick...

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13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:27 -0500


Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:32:05 -0500

(image) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

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Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:28:09 -0500

(image) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Trudeau government is too close to Sikh separatists.

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Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:45:30 -0500

(image) Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a last-minute reprieve for a death row prisoner who hired a gunman to kill his family after his father, whom he sought to murder, pleaded for his son's life. Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, had been one of three men awaiting execution Thursday in three different US states. Another, Eric Branch, was executed as scheduled in Florida for the 1993 murder of a student.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:58:44 -0500

(image) Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private sector. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has organised concerts, a Comic-Con popular culture festival and a mixed-gender national day celebration that saw people dancing in the streets to thumping electronic music for the first time.

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Russia's Su-57 Deployment in Syria Is a Dangerous Farce

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:20:00 -0500

(image) Late in the evening on Feb. 21, 2018, a photograph appeared on social media purportedly showing two Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype stealth fighters — also known as PAK-FAs or Su-57s — in the sky over Hmemmem air base in western Syria. Back in November 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered most of the Russian military contingent in Syria to withdraw, two years after Moscow intervened in the ongoing regional war.

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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island join forces on gun violence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:28:19 -0500

(image) The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have announced plans to create a regional task force, including state law enforcement and intelligence officials, to fight gun violence.

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The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:37:24 -0500

(image) Defense Secretary James Mattis has delivered his recommendations concerning transgender troops to President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed to HuffPost on Friday.

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Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:51:10 -0500

(image) NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.

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German shepherd shot and beaten while protecting owner from burglars

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:57:26 -0500

(image) A German shepherd was shot and beaten while it protected its teenage owner from burglars, according to local media reports. As the teenager hid in the closet, his dog, Rex, ran downstairs to confront the intruders. The thieves attacked the animal, leaving him badly injured, but as they proceeded into the bedrooms Rex continued to defend the teenager and threw himself at the intruders, KTLA reported.

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