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 2019-09-17 19:48 

The Week

Corey Lewandowski uses break in impeachment hearing to launch a website for his possible Senate bid...

Corey Lewandowski didn't even wait until the end of his congressional testimony Tuesday before launching a website for his potential 2020 Senate bid. President Trump's former campaign manager appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday f...

 2019-09-17 19:33 

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Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez charged with solicitation of a child...

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested in Pittsburgh on felony charges of pornography and soliciting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Tuesday. The FDLE's investigation reportedly began in August after the department ...

 2019-09-17 18:57 

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The Justice Department wants all the money made off of Edward Snowden's memoir...

Edward Snowden's book, Permanent Record, was only released Tuesday, but it's already causing trouble for the author. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit the same day against Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked classified information from ...

 2019-09-17 18:35 

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Corey Lewandowski trolls Democrats while heaping praise on Trump in chaotic congressional hearing...

Corey Lewandowski came to Capitol Hill Tuesday to passionately defend President Trump while dodging congressional Democrats' questions, and Trump appears to be loving it. Trump's former campaign manager testified Tuesday as part of the House Judic...

 2019-09-17 17:58 

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Happy Constitution Day to King Trump...

Happy Constitution Day! Or, if you're President Trump, Happy Thing You Haven't Read Day! During the Obama presidency, conservatives fancied themselves "constitutionalists." In 2011, members of Congress read the Constitution in its entirety...

 2019-09-17 17:50 

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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics mascot is some kind of space panda...

Bing Dwen Dwen is here, and he's surprisingly not frozen to death. On Tuesday, Beijing unveiled its mascot for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Bing Dwen Dwen is a uncharacteristically round panda who, despite being encased in a transparent ice suit, ca...

 2019-09-17 17:48 

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Bill De Blasio's presidential run gets 0 percent support in brutal New York City poll...

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio could really use one of those "special moments" in his 2020 campaign right about now. The Democratic presidential candidate, who recently insisted that "an hour from now, one of those special moments could ha...

 2019-09-17 17:29 

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Europe's 'last dictatorship' is reportedly close to being back in business with the U.S....

The U.S. might soon have a new old friend, Bloomberg reports . U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Tuesday, and now the U.S. reportedly plans to return an ambassador ...

 2019-09-17 16:32 

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Do either Warren or Sanders need to drop out to defeat Biden? Not so fast....

In the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump was greatly helped by two factors: a deeply splintered opposition, and the largely winner-take-all rules of GOP primaries. Voters who opposed Trump never coalesced behind another candidate and even...

 2019-09-17 16:23 

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Bill Gates sounds supportive of Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax...

Bill Gates knows a thing or two about wealth, and the Microsoft co-founder, who is one of the world's wealthiest people, says he'd be ok with a tax on his assets. In an interview with Bloomberg , Gates was asked if he would support a wealth tax &m...

 2019-09-17 16:13 

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Journalists, lawmakers remember Cokie Roberts as a broadcast 'pioneer'...

Political journalist and author Cokie Roberts died Tuesday due to complications from breast cancer, her family has announced . She was 75. Roberts spent decades covering politics with ABC News and NPR, anchoring ABC News' This Week for 6 years and con...

 2019-09-17 15:25 

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Researchers are about to spend a year frozen in Arctic ice to study climate change...

Scientists are about to set sail on the largest and longest exploration of the Arctic. They will face the darkness of polar night, freezing temperatures nearing -50 degrees Fahrenheit, possible threats of polar bears, and highly structured days to maintai...

 2019-09-17 14:58 

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Trump suggests U.S. could back Saudi Arabia in a war with Iran because the kingdom 'pays cash'...

President Trump said he has not promised Saudi Arabia the U.S. will offer protection in the event the kingdom goes to war with Iran, but Saudi investments in the U.S. over the years have at least inspired the president to consider sticking by the U.S. all...

 2019-09-17 14:55 

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Alex Trebek is facing another round of chemotherapy...

Alex Trebek has some disappointing news on his cancer fight. Less than a month ago, the Jeopardy! host revealed he'd made remarkable progress fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer, saying he'd finished his chemotherapy treatments and was back at work...

 2019-09-17 14:35 

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The Saved by the Bell reboot involves Zack Morris, governor of California, getting in trouble for closing low-income schools...

Time out! A reboot of Saved by the Bell was announced by NBCUniversal Tuesday , and its official plot description in just two sentences takes us on quite a journey. According to the show's official logline released by Variety , this continuation picks...

 2019-09-17 14:12 

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Joe Biden's Corn Pop tale is at least not completely made up...

A resurfaced video from 2017 of former Vice President Joe Biden recounting how in 1962 he faced down a black neighborhood gang leader caused a stir this weekend. Many people questioned the veracity of the tale, and some even figured the adversary was a fi...

 2019-09-17 13:49 

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NBCUniversal is calling its new streaming service Peacock...

Yet another new streaming service is entering the crowded marketplace next year, and let's just say it's got a ... unique name. NBCUniversal just announced new details of its upcoming streaming service, including what it's called: Peacock. Tha...

 2019-09-17 13:32 

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Sean Spicer is trying to gin up the Christian vote to win Dancing with the Stars...

Sean Spicer has just scored a key endorsement — for his Dancing With the Stars run. The former White House press secretary dazzled during his Monday night Dancing debut — not that he had much of a choice thanks to the terrifyingly neon shirt h...

 2019-09-17 13:10 

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Corey Lewandowski heads to Congress for a likely contentious impeachment hearing...

President Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is set to testify Tuesday as part of the House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing , and sparks are likely to fly. Lewandowski will speak after the Judiciary Committee voted...

 2019-09-17 12:37 

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Israel votes with Netanyahu's future on the line...

Israeli voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that will determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power. It is the country's second national election in five months, coming after Netanyahu's failed effort to form a gover...

 2019-09-17 12:35 

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Deadly bomb hits Afghan president's campaign rally...

A bomb blast killed at least 24 people at a campaign rally for Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday, The New York Times reports . At least 31 other people were wounded. Ghani was inside a building when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle det...

 2019-09-17 12:30 

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The daily business briefing: September 17, 2019...

1. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday held his first face-to-face meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss revising the ill-fated agreement on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union. Protesters bo...

 2019-09-17 12:01 

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10 things you need to know today: September 17, 2019...

1. Saudi Arabia on Monday said that the weapons used to attack its oil facilities over the weekend were Iranian made. The allegation contradicted claims by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they were behind the drone attacks. The Houthis, who are fighting a Saudi...

 2019-09-17 11:52 

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Trump asks Latino supporter if he likes 'the country' or 'the Hispanics' more...

President Trump sought to appeal to Hispanic voters with a New Mexico rally Monday, though an oddly-phrased question directed at one of his supporters may have somewhat undermined that goal. Trump at one point during his rally singled out Steve Cortes, an...

 2019-09-17 11:33 

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Women's March changes leadership after anti-Semitism allegations, other missteps...

The Women's March revealed Monday that three founding board members who have been accused of anti-Semitism , financial mismanagement, and other detrimental behavior are being replaced by 16 new board members from across the U.S. The original members &...

 2019-09-17 10:25 

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Elizabeth Warren capped her big anti-corruption speech in New York with 4 hours of selfies...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) held one of the biggest rallies of her presidential run on Monday night, drawing a crowd her campaign estimated at above 20,000 to New York City's Washington Square Park. The centerpiece of her speech was the anti-corru...

 2019-09-17 10:05 

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Brett Kavanaugh's hasty confirmation is a national embarrassment...

If you're looking for a case study in how the Trump Era has tainted just about everything it touches, you could do worse than to look back to the 2018 confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is back in the news thanks to a new...

 2019-09-17 09:55 

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So many Hitlers: On the biggest trends from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival...

One of the defining moments of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival happened thousands of miles away, in Italy. On Saturday — day three of the fest — the news broke that that the grim-'n'-gritty comic book thriller Joker had wo...

 2019-09-17 09:55 

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What it's like to be a rabbi in a time of rising anti-Semitism...

This wasn't something they taught in rabbinical school. Rabbi Lindy Reznick studied the Torah, Jewish law, and ethics, and even spent a year learning all three in Israel, but never listened to a lecture or wrote a dissertation about how to lead a cong...

 2019-09-17 09:50 

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The myth of energy independence...

It looks like the world oil market avoided a worst-case scenario over the weekend. Saturday's drone strikes against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure may have temporarily knocked out a hefty chunk of the country's production capacity, but by a...

 2019-09-17 09:35 

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Your baby's smile makes it all worthwhile, and 4 other lies about motherhood...

I always said I'd never get married and absolutely would never have children. Lots of people say that as kids, of course, but I graduated college having never gone on a single date, and as 30 approached, I detected no ticking of any biological clock. ...

 2019-09-17 08:43 

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Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien pay tribute to the late, great Ric Ocasek...

Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, died at age 75 on Sunday. On Monday's Late Show , Stephen Colbert paid tribute to one of his favorite artists. "1978 — Ric Ocasek was already 34 years old when their first album came out," Colbert said....

 2019-09-17 08:00 

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Trump's Iran envoy said the Saudis view Saturday's oil attack as 'their 9/11.' The response was not positive....

"Saudi Arabia is once again a radioactive political football in the U.S., and President Donald Trump can't resist grabbing it," Politico reports . Trump's implication Sunday that Saudi Arabia would dictate the U.S. military response to Sat...

 2019-09-17 06:57 

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Stephen Colbert isn't convinced Saudi Arabia should send America's military into war with Iran...

In a tweet Sunday, President Trump suggested the U.S. might go to war with Iran if Saudi Arabia thinks that's a good idea . There are those that consider this a smart gamble , but Monday's Late Show is not among them: On #LSSC tonight: President T...

 2019-09-17 06:16 

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Trump was actually smart to outsource U.S. military action in Iran to Saudi Arabia, Middle East expert argues...

President Trump got no small amount of grief for suggesting Sunday that he would let Saudi Arabia decide what military action, if any, the "locked and loaded" U.S. should take against Iran if Tehran turns out to be behind an aerial attack on a maj...

 2019-09-17 05:40 

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Dancing the salsa, Sean Spicer makes his non-sizzling debut on Dancing with the Stars...

Sean Spicer is clearly comfortable in green, whether that involves hiding in bushes or wearing a lime ruffled frock while making his Dancing with the Stars debut. On Monday night, Spicer, the former White House press secretary, and his partner, Lindsay Ar...

 2019-09-17 04:59 

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Texas nurse adopts baby she took care of in the ICU...

The bond between pediatric nurse Claire Mills and her patient, Jackson, was instant. Jackson was born five weeks early via emergency C-section, weighing just three pounds, 10 ounces. Mills, 25, works in the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Te...

 2019-09-17 04:51 

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Kamala Harris slow-jams the news with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots...

"Last week was the third Democratic debate, where 10 Democratic hopefuls went head-to-head — you know, I was actually going to make a joke about this story, but I don't think it needs a joke," Jimmy Fallon said on Monday's Tonight Sh...

 2019-09-17 04:17 

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Trevor Noah unpacks the 'messy' new Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations...

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported a new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his college days, plus revelations about how the previously reported allegations were effectively ignored. "Every h...

 2019-09-17 03:36 

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The Daily Show swaps Fox host Lou Dobbs in for North Korea propaganda TV. It's pretty seamless....

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, went a little over the top last week after a visit to the White House. The Daily Show didn't have to do much to point out how, um, uncomfortably effusive Dobbs was in his prais...

 2019-09-17 03:24 

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For everyone's safety, Seth Meyers would like to unleash American Pharoah in the Oval Office...

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that Triple Crown-winning racehorse and unlikely member of the Resistance American Pharoah bit him on the arm so hard that he nearly collapsed. Seth Meyers has no idea if this actually happened — American...

 2019-09-17 02:12 

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Trump tells 2 former aides not to testify at House hearing on possible obstruction of justice...

President Trump has directed two of his former aides to ignore subpoenas and skip a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Democrats on the committee are seeking information on an incident described in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's re...

 2019-09-17 01:28 

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ISIS releases purported message from leader, urging fighters to keep carrying out attacks...

The Islamic State released a 30-minute audio recording on Monday, purportedly made by its elusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. SITE Intelligence, a monitoring group, said Baghdadi uses the recording to encourage fighters to free ISIS detainees and their ...

 2019-09-17 00:13 

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FBI didn't follow up on senator's letter about new allegation against Kavanaugh...

Last October, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) sent FBI Director Christopher Wray a letter stating that he had relevant information regarding the allegations of sexual assault made against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but t...

 2019-09-16 23:14 

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Citing booing protesters, Boris Johnson ditches news conference after meeting with top EU official...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was greeted by the sound of protesters booing him when he arrived in Luxembourg on Monday, and the reception he received from the country's top leaders wasn't much friendlier. Johnson was in Luxembourg for his ...

 2019-09-16 21:30 

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Some Asian Americans believe Andrew Yang's supposedly self-deprecating humor is promoting stereotypes...

Some Asian Americans laughed when entrepreneur Andrew Yang's said on the debate stage Thursday night in Houston that he knew a lot of doctors because he's Asian. But others find that that the presidential candidate's supposedly self-deprecatin...

 2019-09-16 21:23 

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John Bolton is reportedly out for vengeance — and a book deal...

John Bolton might be ready to drop a (thankfully metaphorical) bombshell. President Trump fired/accepted the resignation of his national security adviser last Tuesday amid reports that Bolton was fighting with just about everyone in the White House. Bolto...

 2019-09-16 20:40 

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Trump says U.S. is prepared for war following attacks on Saudi oil facilities...

President Trump still doesn't want to go to war with Iran, he said , but the U.S. is prepared for it nonetheless. Saudi Arabia announced Monday that its initial investigation into the drone strikes against two of the country's major oil production...

 2019-09-16 20:27 

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SNL fires new cast member Shane Gillis...

Shane Gillis won't be live from New York after all. The comedian hired as a cast member for Saturday Night Live last week has just been fired following reports on his use of offensive racist and homophobic slurs, a spokesperson for the show announced....

 2019-09-16 19:55 

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House Democrats are probing whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used her job to benefit her family...

House Democrats have another investigation on their hands. Earlier this year, reports suggested President Trump's Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had held onto investments she was supposed to divest, and that her family's shipping company had...

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