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"Fixer Upper" star Chip Gaines named in fraud lawsuit


“Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines is being sued by two of his former business partners, who are claiming Gaines purchased their stakes in his real estate company two days before announcing that HGTV would prominently feature the brand name on national television, reports CBS affiliate KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas. Lawyers John …

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Bob Mankoff reveals his best work in The New Yorker


It’s a familiar office scene. Outside the windows, a city’s buildings climb into the sky. A cartoon businessman, dressed in a suit, points to a planner on his desk as he talks on the phone, saying, “No, Thursday’s out. How about never—is never good for you?” Cartoonist Bob Mankoff has …

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Anderson Cooper's advice for students


It was April 2016, and Anderson Cooper was in the middle of a busy campaign season, covering debates and presidential primaries, when 60 Minutes producer Henry Schuster proposed doing an education story in Africa. Would he want to fly to Somaliland—a trip requiring an entire day of travel each way …

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13-pound baby is one of largest ever born in Northern Calif.


SACRAMENTO — A newborn baby in Sacramento has made an impressive debut, weighing more than 13 pounds, CBS San Francisco reports. Baby Valentino is one of the largest babies ever born in Northern California. He was born naturally at Sutter Davis Hospital on Friday, and despite his size, his mom …

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Ex-hedge fund manager founds school in Somaliland


The mission of Abaarso School of Science and Technology is to produce the future leaders of Somaliland. Almost 90 percent of Abaarso’s first graduating class got accepted to international colleges, including in the U.S. If President Trump’s travel ban goes into effect, the next group of Abaarso students headed for American universities …

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