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Woman Pulls Up to Waffle House Crime Scene, Gives Birth

April 23, 2018 |

A bizarre incident at the scene of Sunday’s shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House that left four dead: As law enforcement authorities investigated hours after the shooting, a car pulled up to the restaurant. A division manager for the chain walked over and saw a woman inside—and a newborn…
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Trump Gives Full Pardon to Cheney Aide Scooter Libby

April 13, 2018 |

President Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby , a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said he does not know Libby, but “for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad…
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Netflix Gives Cannes Film Festival the Cold Shoulder

April 12, 2018 |

Netflix is pulling its films from the Cannes Film Festival, further intensifying an ongoing dispute between Netflix and the world’s most prestigious film festival. Along with selfies , Cannes earlier banned any films without theatrical distribution in France from its Palme d’Or competition, which essentially rules out Netflix movies. In France,…
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Tammy Duckworth Gives Birth, Achieves a Big First

April 10, 2018 |

Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a girl, Maile, Monday, making her the first US senator to deliver a baby while in office, NPR reports. Duckworth, 50, who lost both her legs in the Iraq war and now represents Illinois, had her first daughter Abigail in 2014 while she was serving…
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Mick Mulvaney gives big pay raises to his hires at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

April 5, 2018 |

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s appointee to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has given big pay raises to the deputies he has hired to help him run the agency, according to salary records.

Mulvaney has hired at least eight political appointees since he took over the bureau in…


L.A. Times – Business

PETA: PetSmart Gives Animals ‘Slow, Miserable Deaths’

March 31, 2018 |

Authorities raided a Nashville-area PetSmart on Thursday, seizing hamsters, mice, and a guinea pig, WSMV reports. According to the Tennessean , PETA says it received photos and videos from a PetSmart employee showing store managers “repeatedly refusing to provide sick, injured, and dying animals with veterinary care in order to keep…
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Cryptocurrency Startup Gives $29M to Teachers

March 28, 2018 |

The scope of the donation—and the effects it will have on US students—is almost hard to fathom. “I kind of dared myself to send an email pitching an idea 10 times bigger than I’ve ever pitched before,” Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, tells the San Francisco Chronicle…
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Uber gives up its rights to test self-driving cars in California

March 28, 2018 |

Uber will not renew its permit to test autonomous vehicles on California public roads when it expires Saturday. And the company will have some explaining to do if it wants to get a new permit.

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles told the ride-hailing service in a letter Tuesday that it will…


L.A. Times – Business

Boko Haram Gives Kidnapped Girls Back, With a Warning

March 21, 2018 |

With an ominous warning, Boko Haram extremists on Wednesday returned most of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago. The fighters rolled into Dapchi around 2am in nine vehicles and left the girls in the center of town. As terrified residents emerged from their homes,…
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Ben Carson Gives Meandering Explanation for $31K Dining Set

March 21, 2018 |

Newly uncovered emails suggest Ben Carson and his wife did know about the $ 31,000 dining room set purchased for his office last year, and on Tuesday, the secretary of housing and urban development gave a meandering explanation of the controversial purchase during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to determine…
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