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Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:05

President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.


Roy Moore Follows Donald Trump Playbook On Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00

WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment.


Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:58

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.


Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:54

Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.


Lebanon's Hariri gets hero's welcome

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:30

After nearly three weeks of an absence cloaked in rumour and mystery, a crowd of ecstatic supporters welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri like a prodigal son on Wednesday. Hundreds of noisy supporters thronged a beaming Hariri at his Beirut home, a few hours after a jet flew him back to Lebanon. The unprecedented episode in Lebanese politics saw him announce his resignation in a November 4 televised address from Saudi Arabia in which he said he feared for his life.


David Cassidy dead at 67

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08

David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.


'Zero Hope For Denuclearizing North Korea,' China Expert Says

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:05

BEIJING ― President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism may not be the best way to quell the country’s nuclear ambitions, according to one expert in China.


Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:02

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.


What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:05

In the months since the document drops began, here's what experts have gleaned from newly released JFK assassination files


Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00

Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed


The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:25

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local):


Gayle King Further Addresses Charlie Rose Allegations

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:07

TONIGHT: Gayle King of @CBSThisMorning wraps up a difficult day by speaking with Stephen Colbert about her former co-host Charlie Rose.


Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasion

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:21

Billionaire Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov faced a second day of questioning by investigators in France on Wednesday, two days after his arrest in Nice on suspicion of tax evasion. Kerimov, 51, spent a second night Tuesday at a police station in the southern resort city, where he was arrested on arrival at the airport on Monday night, legal sources said. A source close to the probe told AFP he was suspected of laundering "tens of millions of euros" hidden away from tax authorities.


Breitbart News editor-in-chief argues rape is now defined as regrettable sex

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:20

The editor-in-chief of far right site Breitbart News has claimed women have co-opted the term rape to refer to sex which they later regret. Alex Marlow argued women have exploited the word in the wake of the me too campaign which has seen a steady stream of high profile individuals come forward to allege and denounce sexual assault. “Now it’s become, really, any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had,” Marlow said on SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily.


Trump Administration Is Sending Haitians Back To A Country Still Mired In Disaster

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:45

The Trump administration has ended immigration protections for thousands of Haitians in the U.S. starting in 18 months, which will force many to abandon the lives and communities they’ve built to return to a country still recovering from disaster.


Jay-Z Stops Concert To Give Empowering Message To 9-Year-Old Girl

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:14

Jay-Z interrupted his own show to deliver some inspirational advice to a young girl in the audience.


Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:00

WASHINGTON ― Russia’s tyrant works to help the Republican nominee win America’s presidential election.


Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:43

An anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.


Germany's figurehead president now best hope of unlocking political crisis

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:16

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Angela Merkel's first choice for the largely ceremonial job of German president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis. Steinmeier, 61, a two-time foreign minister, met on Tuesday with political leaders from the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) after Merkel's bid to forge a three-way coalition with those parties collapsed. On Wednesday, he will meet with Horst Seehofer, head of the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's conservatives.


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