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  • GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions

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    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:51 -0500
  • Tillerson: 'Cannot accept the progress of North Korea's program'

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the worsening situation in North Korea and what diplomatic options remain.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:17:32 -0500
  • Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment

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    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:13:13 -0500
  • Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You

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    TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:33:30 -0500
  • Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so...

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    Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:28:02 -0500
  • This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs

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    Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:12:22 -0500
  • Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' challenges life sentence

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    American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband -- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch -- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home in the southern Chinese city. With bobbed hair and wearing glasses, she took copious notes throughout the judicial review hearing into her case at Hong Kong's High Court on Friday.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:42:02 -0500
  • The best days to get Your Last-Minute Gifts

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    Consumer spending in November was more than double what was expected, but it was a tumultuous year in retail, so companies are tacking on last-minute deals to end the season on a high note.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:26:15 -0500
  • AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East

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    In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:33:46 -0500
  • Tips on Tipping This Holiday Season

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    Who should you tip and how much should you give during the holidays? Those are questions consumers grapple with every year, and there’s no clear-cut answer. But there are guidelines, depending on...

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:45:00 -0500
  • 'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency

    By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at a party vote this weekend, an outcome that would make her favourite for the presidency after a parliamentary election due in 2019. A medical doctor and former chair of the Commission of the African Union, a pan-continental grouping, Dlamini-Zuma has pledged during her campaign to "radically" tackle the racial inequality that persists in South Africa 23 years after the end of white minority rule.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:11:04 -0500
  • What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook

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    On the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:28 -0500
  • So, The FCC Repealed Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For You?

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    If you woke up with a chill in your bones and a faint sense of dread, it could be this: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission decided to give internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, the power to meddle with your internet traffic.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:52:03 -0500
  • 2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant

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    One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:50:14 -0500
  • Missing From Amazon's Search For A Second Home: The Climate Effects

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    When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:45:18 -0500
  • Australia's Child Sex Abuse Commission Exposes National Tragedy Of Systemic Violence

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    SYDNEY ― Australia’s child sex abuse Royal Commission on Friday handed over its final report to the government in a move that increases pressure on lawmakers, religious groups and civic institutions to immediately adopt more than 400 recommendations.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:25:51 -0500
  • Trump’s pledge to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana getting mixed reviews

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    Jobs data indicated that an average of 16,000 manufacturing jobs were added each month this year, but thanks to Trump’s promises during the campaign, some still feel that he has over-promised and under-delivered.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:04:39 -0500
  • Are the U.S. Marines Dying?

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    The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:41:00 -0500
  • Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death

    "No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 -0500
  • Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers

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    The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:22:27 -0500
  • Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:04:11 -0500
  • Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified

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    Matt Lauer’s original accuser is “terrified” that her identity will become public.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:01:28 -0500
  • Carrie Fisher’s final performance is Now on the Big Screen

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    Fisher’s force is strong as she gives her final performance "Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” playing the role that made her a star.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:09:07 -0500
  • Kelly Cutrone Says Russell Simmons Tried To Rape Her In 1991

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    Kelly Cutrone is the most recent woman to accuse hip-hop producer Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:12:24 -0500
  • 93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior Housing

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    Florida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:58:37 -0500
  • 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island

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    A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:44:42 -0500
  • Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Congress approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:37:50 -0500
  • Barack Obama Dressed Up As Too-Cool-For-School Santa For His Latest Appearance

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    The former president dropped by a Boys & Girls Club branch in D.C. in a statement outfit — with a festive touch.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:56:14 -0500
  • Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Of GOP Plans To Shutter House's Russia Probe

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    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:01:59 -0500
  • U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

    By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine's former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:49:41 -0500
  • Jamie Oliver Says He'd Do This Disgusting Thing If He Had To Cook For Donald Trump

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    Jamie Oliver isn’t planning on cooking a meal for President Donald Trump anytime soon.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:11:43 -0500
  • Doctor accused of killing girlfriend's unborn baby by spiking her drink with abortion pill

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    A doctor has been accused of spiking his girlfriend’s drink with an abortion pill to kill their unborn baby. Sikander Imran had moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, for a new job when he discovered his on-off partner of three years, Brook Fiske, was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion, which I didn’t want to do,” Ms Fiske told local Rochester TV station WROC.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:57:30 -0500
  • Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls

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    Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:03:25 -0500
  • After going missing for six years, our son will be with us this Christmas

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    Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017 Only once in the six years that Matthew was missing did I fear the worst. A friend texted saying she was thinking of me, ‘after what the police have found’. I turned on the news: a body had been discovered near where we live in Kent. My heart nearly stopped when they estimated he’d been dead four years, exactly as long as Matthew had been gone. I called a reporter who, thankfully, confirmed it wasn’t him. Somehow I knew he was alive, and that my husband Jim and I would find him.  Matt was a lovely child. He was into football, a popular lad. But at 24, out of the blue, he had a psychotic episode and ended up being sectioned.  After a stay in hospital, he seemed better. He went back to work as a roofer. Then one Friday in 2010 he went to see a friend in London. I remember saying, ‘Have a good weekend, don’t forget work on Monday. Love you.’ And that was that. When he didn’t come home on Sunday we were concerned but assumed he’d had one too many beers. We left him a message and on Monday I went to my job at the prison service and Jim to his as a firefighter. By Wednesday I said to Jim, ‘I know it sounds silly but I’m going to report him missing.’  The relief at finding him alive was indescribable. But it was the start of a new journey… The police searched his bedroom and found his phone – the one we’d been messaging. His driving licence, passport and birth certificate were missing, plus £1,700 in cash that we thought was to fix his car.     His friends hadn’t seen him, and one created a Facebook group seeking information; within hours it had 900 members. We’d look at it night and day and follow up every lead. We’d go anywhere he’d been spotted. The search dominated our lives.  I don’t know what we’d have done without the Missing People charity. They supported us and helped keep Matt in the public eye, putting photos of him on billboards and in The Big Issue.  Telegraph Christmas Appeal 2017 | What are the charities? Days turned into years. But we never lost hope. Each Christmas, I put presents for him under the tree. And we left his room exactly as it was when he left.  Then, in May of last year, the police told us Matt might have been found. He’d been picked up by police in Spain, after behaving oddly. After an agonising two-week wait while police confirmed it was him, we learnt he was in a secure unit in a Madrid hospital. The flight was one of the worst journeys of our lives: the anticipation was unbearable.  Our reunion wasn’t the joyful one we’d imagined: he didn’t want to see us. When he eventually agreed, we were shocked – he was emaciated with long hair and a beard. After 10 minutes, he wanted us to leave.  Matt in 2010, before he went missing The relief at finding him alive was indescribable. But it was the start of a new journey, which is in some ways harder. It took us three weeks to get him back to the UK. At another secure unit he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and stabilised with medication. A year ago he moved to respite care. We see him weekly and there’s such an improvement in his appearance and well-being. I know he’s progressed, as I get a cuddle from him now when I see him. The first time that happened, I was a blubbering wreck. He’ll never be 100 per cent and I have to accept the man he’s become, but we count our blessings. He’s alive and well and I know exactly where he is. Matthew won’t be with us on Christmas Day – he prefers Boxing Day, as there are fewer people, but we’ll be making the most of it. Given that the Christmas before last we didn’t know if he was alive or dead, this is 100 per cent better. As told to: Victoria Young To donate to Missing People or any of the Telegraph’s Christmas charities, call 0151 284 1927 or visit telegraph.co.uk/charity

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:58:39 -0500
  • Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

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    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. "Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:09:35 -0500
  • Russian parliament launches presidential campaign

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Friday set the presidential election for March 18, a move that sets in motion campaigning for a race that President Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:54:45 -0500
  • Uber Driver Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Passenger

    Police fear there may be other victims

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:58:36 -0500
  • 2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax Bill

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    WASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:14:56 -0500
  • Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

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    An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:39:41 -0500
  • What Does A Healthy Relationship Look Like? Experts Weigh In

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    A healthy relationship doesn’t just happen by accident.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:49 -0500
  • Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

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    MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:25:55 -0500
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

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    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:56:57 -0500
  • CSX shares derail after CEO takes unexpected medical leave

    CSX Corp shares skidded as much as 10 percent on Friday, wiping out $4 billion in market value, as the No. 3 U.S. railroad by revenue sought to assure investors its turnaround would progress despite the unexpected medical leave of its chief executive officer. CSX stock, which has soared nearly 60 percent this year, tumbled 7.3 percent to $53.11 in midafternoon trading after earlier falling as low as $51.63. Most of the gains came after Hunter Harrison, 73, who led turnarounds of two Canadian railroads, was hired as CEO in March in a push by activist investor Paul Hilal.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:27 -0500
  • This Is the Navy's Master Plan to Kill China's Aircraft Carriers

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    Fortress China is festooned with airfields and mobile antiship weaponry able to strike hundreds of miles out to sea. Yes, the U.S. Navy remains stronger than the PLA Navy in open-sea battle. Ah, yes, the “carrier-killer.” China is forever touting the array of guided missiles its weaponeers have devised to pummel U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs).

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500
  • Joanna Gaines on What Really Happened on Her Snowy Magnolia Cover Shoot: 'I Was Slowly Sinking'

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    PLUS: See the larger-than-life birthday present Cardi B got fiancé Offset for his 26th birthday blowout

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:12:24 -0500
  • 93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

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    Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:21:00 -0500
  • Donald Trump On Potential Michael Flynn Pardon: 'We'll See What Happens'

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    President Donald Trump refused to say if he’d consider pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying, “We’ll see what happens.”

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:55:09 -0500
  • UN Syria talks in doubt as Russia takes on dealmaker role

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    The failure of Syria peace talks this week has cast doubt over UN efforts to mediate a solution to the country's devastating war, while regime backer Russia has emerged as a key dealmaker, analysts say. UN mediator Staffan de Mistura acknowledged that "real negotiations" never took place during the eighth round of talks. "I am disappointed," he said, blaming the Syrian government for refusing to enter into dialogue and calling the round "a golden opportunity missed".

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:41:49 -0500
  • Fox News Women Furious Over Rupert Murdoch Comments On Sexual Misconduct

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    Current and former female Fox News employees say they are stunned, disgusted and “hungry for justice” after media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct at the network as “nonsense” outside of a few “isolated incidents” with former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:41:28 -0500
  • The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life

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    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:19:24 -0500
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