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Draining the swamp, clearing the burrows: DC's war on rats

3 minutes ago   |   National Post

WASHINGTON - Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers...
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Wis. Crime Lab Is Ground Zero In Search For Break In Closs Case

1 hour ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - This week marks two agonizing months without answers in Jayme Closs' disappearance. The 13-year-old vanished after someone shot and killed her parents inside...
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The Mother Arrested in a Video That Sparked Outrage Has Been Freed From Jail

1 hour ago   |   Time

A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in a crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office was...
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Former Malaysian PM Najib, 1MDB ex-CEO face fresh corruption charges

1 hour ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, in the...
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Ramsey County: Data Of 500 Social Services Clients Hacked

1 hour ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - The Ramsey County Social Services department says about 500 clients had their health information hacked. The county became aware of unauthorized access to email...
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The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased 'filter bubbles'

The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased 'filter bubbles'

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was interrogated by the House Judiciary Committee over a number of topics including potential bias in the search results it provides...
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Canadian Court Releases Huawei CFO on Bail After High Stakes Arrest Stokes U.S.-China Standoff

4 hours ago   |   Slate   |   7 articles

A Canadian court released Meng Wanzhou on bail Tuesday, allowing the chief financial officer of China's largest privately-held company to await her next court appearance nearby...
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GOP quest to shrink food stamps thwarted as ‘clean' Farm Bill passes Senate

GOP quest to shrink food stamps thwarted as ‘clean' Farm Bill passes Senate

5 hours ago   |   Think Progress   |   2 articles

The Senate approved a new five-year Farm Bill on Tuesday that does not impose the additional, stricter conditions for food assistance that conservative politicians have sought...
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Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation

5 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

LOS ANGELES - Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the hundreds of women...
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Construction chief ripped off Bloomberg to build dream house: prosecutors

Construction chief ripped off Bloomberg to build dream house: prosecutors

5 hours ago   |   New York Post

He was constructing things, all right - for himself. The well-paid head of construction for Bloomberg LP built a palatial home in New Jersey with some of the $15 million he and...
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Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia...

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken... Read more ...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas market in France

France is raising its terror alert level. Read more ...

Delta just banned 'emotional support animals' on long flights - and science...

Delta just banned 'emotional support animals' on long flights - and science is on their side

Delta just barred emotional-support pets from flights longer than eight hours. Some such animals have caused problems on flights by peeing, defecating, or mauling... Read more ...

Oakland sues Raiders, NFL in federal court for ‘illegal move to Las Vegas'

Oakland sues Raiders, NFL in federal court for ‘illegal move to Las Vegas'

The city of Oakland filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday challenging the relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Read more ...

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to save neighbor from fire

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to save neighbor from fire

Amazing! This man's cast was just what he needed to help his neighbor from a house fire. Read more ...

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA has offers to give NBA star Stephen Curry a tour of a lunar lab after he said he doubts humans landed on the moon. Read more ...

California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit... Read more ...

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

A text message from Kelsey Berreth's phone was sent to her fiancé and employer three days after she was last seen. A week after that, the Colorado mother was reported missing. Read more ...

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

The Baltimore Orioles, coming off an MLB-worst 115 losses in 2018, are turning to Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to succeed Buck Showalter as manager, according to reports. The... Read more ...

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case to help China deal

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case to help China deal

President Trump said Tuesday that he would intervene in a criminal case against a Chinese executive to help forge a new trade deal with Beijing. Trump said during an interview... Read more ...