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  • Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

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    Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:03:23 -0500
  • Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria

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    Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:48 -0500
  • Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

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    A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:55:08 -0500
  • Fusion GPS testimony shows potential crimes

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    Rachel Maddow reads some of the highlights of the newly released transcript of the House Intelligence Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:11 -0500
  • Parents Charged With Torture And Abuse Of 13 Kids May Face Life In Prison

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    A California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home for years face up to life in prison.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:30:06 -0500
  • Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

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    RATON, N.M. (AP) — A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:52:09 -0500
  • Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals

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    After the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:05:57 -0500
  • The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting

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    Democrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year’s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:38 -0500
  • Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

    A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:02 -0500
  • House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

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    Last month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:02:08 -0500
  • Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 

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    Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit:  Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters “Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.” “The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.” However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: “There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. “Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.” Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:18 -0500
  • Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy

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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:43:04 -0500
  • Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People

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    WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:10:16 -0500
  • Turpin family latest: Two healthy Maltese dogs seized from couple whose 13 malnourished children were found 'imprisoned'

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    Authorities seized two healthy dogs from the Turpin family after 13 siblings were found malnourished and allegedly tortured. The two Maltese-mix dogs “appear healthy”, Perris, California animal control officer Christina Avila said, and will be raffled for adoption. David and Louise Turpin have denied a string of charges relating to their alleged treatment of the children, who are aged between 2 and 29.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:35:00 -0500
  • 2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm

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    Two boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:54:09 -0500
  • Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity

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    Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it’s good that humanity is concerned about its development.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:04:42 -0500
  • Trump's first year to be marked by protests

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    Donald Trump, having used his first year to drive the world's view of U.S. leadership to record lows, and his own approval rating to record lows, and in the brink of a shutdown will see the anniversary of his inauguration.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:48:02 -0500
  • Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:33:46 -0500
  • Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

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    Chris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:44:41 -0500
  • Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

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    Eli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called “In a Parallel Universe.”

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:48:59 -0500
  • 'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

    Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:48:50 -0500
  • Turkey says it will press ahead with all out attack on Kurdish held city of Afrin in Syria

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    Turkey said Friday that it would press ahead with a full scale assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria despite pleas from the US to hold back.  Ankara has been threatening for days to send its forces into Afrin, a Syrian district near the Turkish border controlled by Kurdish forces who are allied with the US but mortal enemies of Turkey.  Turkish troops shelled the area on Friday and said it was moving units of commandos near the border as well as mobilising pro-Turkish Syrian rebel groups for the attack. “This operation will take place; the terror organisation will be cleansed,” said Nurettin Canikli, Turkey’s defence minister. "The operation has actually de facto started with cross border shelling.” Mr Canikli said Syrian opposition fighters would lead the attack with the support of Turkish ground forces.  Graphic: Areas of control in Syria As of Friday night, an all out ground invasion did not yet appear to be underway. Turkey has in the past promised a major incursion into northern Syria but pulled back at the last minute.  Turkey’s apparent willingness to press ahead with the attack, despite American objections, illustrates the dire state of relations between Washington and Ankara.  Turkey has long fumed over America’s decision to ally itself with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).  The US has found the Kurds to be effective allies against the jihadists but Turkey accuses them of carrying out terrorist attacks against Turks.  Turkish anger reached boiling point this week after US officials said they were helping the YPG to train a 30,000 strong “border force” that would patrol the Syrian side of the Turkish border. Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, hastily tried to ease tensions, insisting that it had been a mistake to call the unit a “border force” but his words have so far done little to appease the Turks.  The potential Turkish offensive is complicated by the presence of Russian troops in Afrin. Turkish state media reported that Russian soldiers had evacuated ahead of the offensive but the YPG said they remained in place.   Turkish military and intelligence chiefs travelled to Moscow this week to discuss the operation with their Russian counterparts. The Syrian regime warned that any Turkish offensive would be considered "aggressive act” an that Syrian forces would attack Turkish aircraft.  But the regime has often issued such warnings to the myriad of foreign militaries operating inside Syria without then acting on them.   

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00:15 -0500
  • California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

    The father, David Turpin, 57, is also accused of sexually abusing one of his young daughters, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin told reporters in announcing the charges before the couple's first court appearance later on Thursday. Turpin and his wife, Louise, 49, each faces 94 years to life in prison if convicted on the more than two dozen charges that include torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. The couple pleaded not guilty to all charges during a brief hearing before Judge Michael Donner, who ordered each defendant to remain held on $12 million bail and set the next hearing in the case for Feb. 23.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:34:31 -0500
  • Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

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    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:15:03 -0500
  • Classmate speaks out about California ‘House of Horrors’ victim

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    A classmate of one of the victims who attended community college says the Turpin son was very thin and always in the same clothing.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:03:27 -0500
  • FBI investigating whether Russian banker funneled money to the NRA to help Donald Trump

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    The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funnelled money to the National Rifle Association in an effort to boost President Donald Trump’s first presidential run. Two sources familiar with the matter confirmed the investigation to the McClatchy News Service, and said that counterintelligence investigators are eyeing activities of Alexander Torsion. Mr Torshin is the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, and is reportedly close with both the NRA and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:39:00 -0500
  • The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

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    Automakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods ...

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:42:06 -0500
  • Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

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    The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:13:58 -0500
  • Couple’s sexless marriage is ‘weird, weird, weird’ says Yahoo Newsroom

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    “People can do what they want. But the marriage is a joke.” “Huh? Am I missing something here?” Two friends of Tiffany Trump’s are in the spotlight after exchanging “unconditional, unconventional” vows for a sexless marriage. The story jumped to the “top-trending” category on Yahoo Newsroom, sparking thousands of skeptical comments. New York socialites Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson tied the knot in Las Vegas (where first daughter Tiffany served as flower girl). On social media, the best friends turned husband and wife made clear that theirs will be a sexless, open marriage. Brown explained on Instagram, “Peter and I are not romantically involved — in fact we are still dating others and will continue to seek love in all forms — we are just each other’s hearts and wish to begin our journey towards evolution.” Their nontraditional relationship status raised one question over and over in the Yahoo comments: Why bother? One especially suspicious reader guessed that it’s a “business partnership and fraud.” What do you think of a sexless marriage? Join the conversation in Yahoo Newsroom.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:09:58 -0500
  • Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In Australia

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    An unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:58:21 -0500
  • The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea's nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:53:45 -0500
  • Accused Arizona killer linked to seven more fatal shootings

    A convicted Arizona felon arrested on charges of killing his mother and stepfather in their home last month is now believed responsible for at least seven more fatal shootings in the Phoenix area, police said on Thursday. Phoenix police said they have evidence linking Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the shooting deaths of nine people in all during a three-week span that began in late November when two men were gunned down in a local parking lot. A blood-stained Cooksey was arrested at the scene of the Dec. 17 gunshot slayings of his mother, Rene Cooksey, and her husband, Edward Nunn, in their living room, according to police.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:32:30 -0500
  • Amazon Narrows Down Second Headquarters List To 20 Possibilities

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    On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities and other localities that are still in the running to host the online retail giant’s second headquarters, which it’s calling HQ2.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:45:47 -0500
  • Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

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    Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears on the mainland. China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air have since requested to operate 176 additional flights between Taiwan and China during the Lunar New Year period in mid-February.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:34:03 -0500
  • The Coverage Of Trump’s Big Dumb Body Is Fat With Stupidity

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    Because everything is now impossibly stupid, MSNBC and a host of other websites and news outlets spent a decent amount of time this week covering the height and weight of President Donald Trump.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:47:53 -0500
  • Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priority

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    Countering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday.  Donald Trump’s new national defence strategy named “inter-state strategic competition” as its primary concern rather than jihadist attacks.  It marks a tipping point after almost two decades when the US has focussed on countering terrorism following the September 11 attacks.  China, Russia, North Korea and Iran were all mentioned as powers that were threatening the international order.  The strategy signals a return of a Cold War-style mentality in American foreign policy that will focus on countering rival great powers.  James Mattis,  US Secretary of Defense Credit: EPA/WALLACE WOON James Mattis, the US defence secretary, explained the rationale behind the 11-page national defence strategy in a speech on Friday.  “We will to continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists that we’re engaged in today, but great-power competition - not terrorism - is now the primary focus of US national security,” he said.  Mr Mattis added: "To those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy: they must know if you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day." The document itself included a similar message: “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security.” It called out threats posed by rival nations. “China is a strategic competitor using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbours while militarising features in the South China Sea,” it read.  US President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir  Credit: APEC-SUMMIT “Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions of its neighbours. “As well, North Korea’s outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric continue despite United Nation’s censure and sanctions. "Iran continues to sow violence and remains the most significant challenge to Middle East stability.” John McCain, the Republican senator of Arizona, welcomed the strategy, saying: “It gets the big decisions right, prioritises the threats we face, and offers clear guidance for making tough choices.” Mr Mattis also called on Democrats to agree new funding ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, warning that the military would suffer if they blocked budget proposals.  Appealing to Congress, he said: "No strategy can survive without predictable funding. As hard as the last 16 years have been, no enemy has harmed the US military more than defence spending caps and sequestration." Mr Trump cancelled his trip to Florida on Friday in an attempt to help avoid a government shutdown as Republicans piled pressure on their political opponents.   The US president was due to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort but stayed in Washington as scrambled negotiations played out behind the scenes.  A fierce blame game erupted in the American capital as political rivals pointed the finger at each other over who was at fault.  Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, accused Democrats of being unpatriotic by threatening to block a funding extension.   “The American people, the citizens who actually elected us, will be watching," he said.  "They will see which senators make the patriotic decision, stand up for the American people and vote to continue government funding." Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the Senate, noted that Mr Trump once said that America could use “a good shutdown”.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:11:32 -0500
  • Takata Airbag Recall - Everything You Need to Know

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    Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called "the largest and most complex saf...

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:45:00 -0500
  • Supreme Court Tells North Carolina To Hold Off On Redrawing Congressional Map

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening granted a request from Republican lawmakers in North Carolina to temporarily put on hold a lower court order that the state redraw its congressional map by next week.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:44:08 -0500
  • Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:24:25 -0500
  • The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In Tweets

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    Early on in a relationship, both partners put their best foot forward, showing off the most pleasant, polished versions of themselves.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:08 -0500
  • Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

    Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once starred in an action film, was killed on Monday along with six others in a police raid on a remote house. Last year he used a hijacked helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:46:47 -0500
  • Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

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    PHOENIX (AP) — A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:21:18 -0500
  • Last three years hottest on record: UN

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    The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that "2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record", the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. It added that 2016 remains the hottest year ever measured, due to the warming effect of El Nino, while 2017 was the warmest non-El Nino year beating out 2015 by less than one hundredth of a degree.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:53:19 -0500
  • Here's What Happens In A Government Shutdown

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    The federal government is once again entering a shutdown as Congress failed to pass short-term funding legislation by midnight Friday. Republicans and Democratic lawmakers remained at odds with each other and with President Donald Trump over a budget proposal, blocking attempts to avert the shutdown with a short-term spending bill. You might be wondering what a “government shutdown” entails and how it could affect you.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:59:07 -0500
  • Coco Chanel's Cocktail Table and Other Things We're Coveting Now

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    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:58:28 -0500
  • Disturbing details surface of California 'house of horrors'

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    District attorney says siblings held captive in California were subject to 'horrific' and 'prolonged' abuse.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:45:36 -0500
  • Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

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    CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:03:23 -0500
  • China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)

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    India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it should develop similar capabilities.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:28:00 -0500
  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

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    Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated range. What follows are John Porter's words, edited by Green Car Reports for comprehension, style, and length.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500
  • U.S. lawmakers may soon be liable for sexual harassment payouts

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legislation unveiled on Thursday that updates a 20-year law governing the rights of congressional employees. Leaders from both parties, including Speaker Paul Ryan, the most powerful lawmaker in the chamber, support the bill, indicating it should pass quickly and easily in a Congress frequently frozen by partisan standoffs. A growing wave of women reporting abuse or misconduct has brought down powerful men recently, from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to popular television personality Matt Lauer, as well as one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, former Representative John Conyers.

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:09:02 -0500
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