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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thomas Fire third largest in California history

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    The blaze has scorched more than 259,000 acres -- now bigger than the size of New York City -- and more than 93,000 residents have evacuated since the wildfire started nearly two weeks ago.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:02:30 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:36:33 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump From Rolling Back Birth Control Coverage

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    BREAKING: Pennsylvania won a nationwide injunction stopping President Trump’s order that eliminated women’s guaranteed access to contraceptive care.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:01:37 -0500
  • This Couple Lost 8 Family Members in the Texas Church Massacre. But They’re Still Finding Joy at Christmas

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    "It won’t be long until we’ll be there with the rest of the family," Joe, 86, said

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:12 -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
  • 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
  • These Schools Get Millions Of Tax Dollars To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students

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    ― Sunnie Kahle used to think that if she promised to be good, she could go back to her old school.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:03:43 -0500
  • Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:27:28 -0500
  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Share Adorable 'Kid Approved' Holiday Family Photo

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    Happy holidays from the Consuelos clan!

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:30:50 -0500
  • Former on-air personality says ESPN was hostile workplace

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    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:56:47 -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
  • Uber Driver Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Passenger

    Police fear there may be other victims

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:58:36 -0500
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