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2 Dead After Wife Learns of Husband’s Alleged Affair

April 25, 2018 |

Melissa DeJoseph met her new neighbor on Sunday. A day later, she watched as 33-year-old Meredith Chapman arrived at her new home in the Philadelphia suburb of Villanova—home to Villanova University, where Chapman was recently named assistant vice president—between 5pm and 6pm. Within seconds, gunfire rang out. “You…
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Judge Rules Tiny ‘Warrior’ Can’t Go to Rome for More Treatment

April 25, 2018 |

A UK High Court judge may have deemed his decision Tuesday “the final chapter” in the case of little Alfie Evans, but Alfie’s parents aren’t ready to accept that ending. The BBC and Guardian report on the court’s ruling that the seriously ill 23-month-old—who suffers from a rare degenerative…
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In Apu Debate, Hank Azaria Proposes a ‘New Direction’

April 25, 2018 |

Lots of people weren’t quite satisfied with The Simpsons ‘ response to a discussion of negative stereotypes of South Asians pushed by character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon—perhaps including the man who voices him. In an interview on Tuesday’s Late Show , Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert he “had nothing to do with…
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8-Second Walmart Intercom Plea Goes Viral

April 25, 2018 |

It took only eight seconds of footage for Forrest Hunter to become a viral sensation. Hardly the first customer to get acquainted with the Walmart intercom, Hunter wasn’t interested in pranks when he went live over the speakers at a store in Lawrenceburg, Ky. He was just tired of waiting…
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Documents Detail More Allegations Against Allison Mack

April 25, 2018 |

Allison Mack, the Smallville star fighting sex trafficking charges after being accused of helping run a cult-like “self-help” group, received somewhat of a reprieve Tuesday from a federal judge, who agreed to let Mack be released to her parents’ custody on a $ 5 million bond, NBC News and CNN report….
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White House Defends Jackson, Quotes Obama

April 25, 2018 |

Hours after President Trump said he would understand if Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson bowed out, the administration made it clear it was going to continue supporting the White House physician—and even used Barack Obama to defend him. The White House released years of performance reviews, including one in…
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‘Incredible’ Melania Wins Praise for Trump’s First State Dinner

April 25, 2018 |

“To America’s absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember,” President Trump said at his first White House state dinner Tuesday night—and he was far from the only one praising Melania Trump. The first lady, who wore a silver Chanel…
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Zoo Performs First-Ever Rhino CT Scan

April 25, 2018 |

A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what’s believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the scan was needed…
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After 2 Wins, Rogue Democrat Prevents Control of NY Senate

April 25, 2018 |

After two special elections in New York Tuesday, Democrats have control of the state Senate—on paper. In reality, Republicans remain in control thanks to rogue Democrat Simcha Felder, who has caucused with the GOP since soon after he was elected and says he doesn’t plan to change now, the…
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Judge Orders Government to Restart DACA

April 25, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security’s rationale against the program “arbitrary and capricious.” US District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote that the decision to rescind the Deferred Action…
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