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Sarah Sanders ends #PieGate


Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brought in pecan pies for the White House press corps, putting an end to what Twitter has deemed “#PieGate” and her running joke with reporter April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Network. “I believe, not just for me, but for all …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's partner opens up on actor's death


Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 3:24 PM EST Mimi O’Donnell, partner of Philip Seymour Hoffman for 15 years and mother of his three children, opened up about her relationship with the late actor and his struggles with addiction. O’Donnell, who is a director and producer, spoke about Hoffman in a …

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Ex-Farenthold staffer alleges culture of harassment, bullying


A former senior aide to Rep. Blake Farenthold who has come forward to the House Ethics Committee described the Texas Republican’s behavior as sexually demeaning and abusive in an interview with CNN.  Michael Rekola worked as Farenthold’s communications director in 2015, and in that time he said the congressman’s sexual …

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CBS News/YouGov poll: Safe or scary, free or dangerous?


By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna and Fred Backus On the anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, divisions over guns in America run deeper than policy differences. To most gun owners, guns are “part of what makes America great” (53 percent). They also say guns make America …

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Tour de France champ failed doping test in September


PARIS — Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year.  Froome won his fourth Tour title this year and followed it with a victory …

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Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower at its peak


If it’s clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year’s top meteor showers, the Geminids, will peak, with rates as high as one or two meteors per minute at around 10 p.m. local time. However, …

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Prominent New York restaurateur accused of sexual misconduct


NEW YORK — One of the owners of several high-profile New York restaurants is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women who worked for him. The New York Times reported the allegations against Ken Friedman Tuesday. According to the report, several women who …

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Rescue crew helps entangled whale in Southern California


A gray whale off of the Newport Harbor in Southern California was found entangled in a pink small-mesh gillnet of unknown origin, according to a statement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Responders from the Orange County Large Whale Entanglement Response Team and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center …

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The healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S.


Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation that looks at the healthy and not-so-healthy habits of people across the United States. The 2017 annual report looks at 35 different factors affecting people’s health including rates of smoking, obesity, physical …

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