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Guy with sign at ESPN 'GameDay' gets over $36,000

37 seconds ago   |   Los Angeles Times

Iowa State fan holds up sign that basically says he needs beer money, and viewers respond by sending him money.
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Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visits San Francisco

42 seconds ago   |   ABC

O'Rourke will tour San Quentin and record a podcast produced by inmates.
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Canadian Teenager Diagnosed With ‘Severe Respiratory Illness' Linked to Vaping

2 minutes ago   |   Time

A Canadian teenager has been diagnosed with “severe respiratory illness” linked to use of vaping products, health officials in Ontario, Canada, confirmed Wednesday. “As far as...
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Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy filing shines a rare light on a system criticized for raising US drug prices

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy filing shines a rare light on a system criticized for raising US drug prices

4 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Purdue Pharma, which stands accused of driving the US's deadly opioid epidemic through the prescription painkiller OxyContin, recently filed for bankruptcy . The filing...
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Barack Obama's Biggest Mistake

6 minutes ago   |   NY Times

It rhymes with ‘schneo-liberalism.' It was an economic disaster and a political dead end.
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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels UN trip as reelection bid flounders

10 minutes ago   |   NY Daily News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nixed next week's plan to address the UN General Assembly as his decade-long rule appears to be in jeopardy. “Due to political...
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Additional contraband seized at Nebraska State Penitentiary

Additional contraband seized at Nebraska State Penitentiary

10 minutes ago   |   KETV

Following a day-long search of the Nebraska State Penitentiary, additional contraband was confiscated by authorities from multiple agencies.
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Israel's Election Has Ended in Deadlock. Here's What Could Happen Next

16 minutes ago   |   Time

Israel's second election in fewer than six months has ended in political deadlock, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uncertain future and paving the way for...
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Pallister promises plastic bag ban, liquor delivery and more in second term

16 minutes ago   |   National Post

WINNIPEG - Manitoba may become the next province to ban single-use plastic bags to help the environment, following Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Legionnaires' case investigated at Guilderland senior site

18 minutes ago   |   Times Union

GUILDERLAND - State health officials confirmed Wednesday that an investigation is underway into a case of Legionnaires' disease with a resident at a Guilderland assisted living...
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Merriam-Webster adds 530 new words from ‘deep state' to ‘dad joke'

Merriam-Webster adds 530 new words from ‘deep state' to ‘dad joke'

The dictionary's editors announced that they have added more than 530 words to its pages in September, as well as 4,000 definitions, etymology and pronunciation revisions. Read more ...

New York, Michigan approve bans on sale of flavored e-cigs

New York, Michigan approve bans on sale of flavored e-cigs

States have responded to severe respiratory problems linked to vaping, implementing bans on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Read more ...

President Trump reveals new national security adviser choice

President Trump reveals new national security adviser choice

President Donald Trump announced his new national security adviser choice Wednesday morning. Read more ...

Trump says US is barring California from setting stricter fuel standards

Trump says US is barring California from setting stricter fuel standards

California officials and environmental groups have pledged a legal counter amid the president's announcement. Read more ...

Trump names U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser

Trump names U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced plans to name U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I... Read more ...

Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

State lawmaker charged after investigators search his home in Lebanon County, Pa. Read more ...

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

According to Nick Carter, Aaron Carter "harbors thoughts and intentions of killing wife and unborn child." Read more ...

Police: Teen hit by car while walking little sister to bus stop in possible...

Police: Teen hit by car while walking little sister to bus stop in possible road rage incident

A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car during a possible road rage incident while walking his younger sister to the bus stop, according to police in South Carolina. Read more ...

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Wizards guard has thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Wizards guard has thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

The thumb injury, suffered Monday, is the latest setback for Thomas, who has been bothered by hip issues for the past several seasons. Read more ...

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After 3rd Man ODs

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After 3rd Man ODs

For more than two years, activists say, Buck has avoided being charged with a crime because he is white, wealthy and politically connected. (Image credit: Ann Johansson/Corbis... Read more ...