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Woman in Kevin Hart Scandal Comes Forward

September 20, 2017 |

On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her…
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Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Ignored Orders. He Was Deaf

September 20, 2017 |

Police fatally shot a 35-year-old deaf man Tuesday night in Oklahoma City while neighbors screamed at officers that the man couldn’t hear their commands, the New York Daily News reports. Police say Magdiel Sanchez’s father was behind the wheel of a car that hit an object and didn’t stop. When…
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Stocks Close Higher After Fed Announcement

September 20, 2017 |

Stocks overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year, the AP reports. Bond yields rose following the Fed’s announcement Wednesday. That helped send…
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Trump’s HHS Head May Have a Private Jet Problem: Politico

September 20, 2017 |

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took five private jet flights for official business, which cost tens of thousands of dollars more than commercial flights would have—a “sharp departure” from the practices of his predecessors, per Politico , and also an odd move…
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Mexican News Anchor Was Broadcasting Live When Quake Hit

September 20, 2017 |

“Right now that’s the earthquake alarm going off,” Business Insider quotes Enrique Campos as saying. “This is not a drill.” The anchor for Mexico’s Foro TV was in the middle of a live broadcast from the studio in Mexico City when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday afternoon, Time…
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GOP Health Care Bill Author Swings Back at Jimmy Kimmel

September 20, 2017 |

Jimmy Kimmel’s blistering monologue on Tuesday night against the latest GOP plan to repeal ObamaCare called out one of its authors by name, and now Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy is swinging back. What he and Lindsey Graham conceived would take the money ObamaCare spends on Medicaid and insurance subsidies, trim…
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First Bison Seen in Germany in 250 Years Is Quickly Shot

September 20, 2017 |

Conservationists are expressing outrage after an official in Germany ordered hunters to shoot the first wild bison seen in the country in more than two centuries. Calling the killing a criminal offense, the World Wildlife Fund says it will file charges against the official who gave the order, the Local…
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67M-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs Upend a Long-Held Assumption

September 20, 2017 |

Feathers, wishbones, colored eggs. If they’re things you associate as only found in birds, you’re wrong, says paleontologist Mark Norell. It turns out dinosaurs evolved all three, though we’ve only just recently learned about that last item. The discovery of fossil egg-shells in China has upended the conventional wisdom that…
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Coming Soon: Amazon’s First Wearable

September 20, 2017 |

Amazon has set to work on its first wearable device. With help from Google Glass founder Babak Parviz, whom Amazon hired in 2014, the company is developing smart glasses equipped with the Alexa voice assistant, reports the Financial Times . The glasses will reportedly look pretty normal, without a visible screen…
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‘Lack of Credibility’ Proving an Issue for Spicer

September 20, 2017 |

The Emmys helped Sean Spicer “rebrand,” according to CNN —but apparently not enough. The five major news networks have passed on the opportunity to have the former White House press secretary as an exclusive paid contributor, reports NBC News . Spicer’s representatives had brought the proposal to CBS News, CNN, Fox…
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