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War in 2018: What Will Happen With North Korea, Syria and Ukraine?

Newsweek 12/16/17 03:00

Will the world see more peace or more war in 2018?

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‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’ 3200 Phaethon Will Pass By Earth Sunday, And You Might Catch A Glimpse

Newsweek 12/16/17 03:00

3200 Phaethon is a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid' that will pass by Earth Saturday night.

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Two Southeast Side fast food restaurants robbed in a week

Chicago Tribune 12/16/17 01:57

Chicago police are searching for a man who robbed two Southeast Side fast food restaurants in the past week.

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North Korean high-ranking official missing

CNN.com 12/15/17 16:17

Reports that North Korea's second most high-ranking official to Kim Jong Un has vanished. CNN's Brian Todd reports on his whereabouts.
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Strong Earthquake Strikes Indonesia's Java Island

Wall Street Journal 12/16/17 00:35

The magnitude-6.5 temblor shook the densely populated Java island, killing at least two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.

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Drones can transform the insurance sector

Digital Journal 12/16/17 03:04

Unmanned aerial vehicles can help the insurance sector deliver faster services. Drones are being tested to carry out inspections of houses prior to claims being paid out.

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Tapped Out From the Holidays? Try These Cheap, Delicious Dallas Restaurants

Dallas Observer 12/16/17 03:00

Eat well and save money at the Dallas-area restaurants.

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Talk Back: Downtown location will showcase Oakland

San Jose Mercury News 12/16/17 03:00

This letter writer prefers the A's get a downtown location for a new stadium.

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Winds, danger return as Thomas fire takes aim at Santa Barbara County

LA Times 12/16/17 03:00

Spotters are in place. Hillsides have been scrubbed of as much flammable vegetation as possible. And now it’s time to see whether it was all enough to stop the deadly Thomas fire from wreaking add...

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Microsoft launches "AI for Earth" project

Digital Journal 12/16/17 02:49

Theres plenty of predictions (not to mention dystopian literature) about the threat of intelligent machines. Microsoft have taken a different tract and put forward how artificial intelligence can save...

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KKR to Buy Unilever's Spreads Business for $8 Billion

Wall Street Journal 12/16/17 02:24

U.S. private equity giant KKR agreed to acquire Unilever's margarine and spreads business in a deal that values the unit at $8.03 billion, making it one of the largest European acquisitions by a buyou...

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5 things you need to know this weekend

USATODAY 12/16/17 02:10

The biggest news to start your weekend.

Tags: college football bowl season, san francisco, mayor edwin lee, a christmas story, spacex dragon, international space station, southern california wildfires, thomas fire
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Eminem Comes for Trump on ‘Revival’ and Strikes Out

The Daily Beast 12/16/17 02:00

On his ninth studio album, the Detroit rapper tries his hand at politics…with mediocre results.

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Gene therapy and possible cure for hemophilia A

Digital Journal 12/16/17 01:50

In breakthrough scientific research, medics have used gene therapy in an attempt to rid hemophiliacs with one variant of the genetic disease. Eleven of thirteen patients now appear to free of the dise...

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Stephen Colbert Goes Off on Trump Over Russia’s Election Interference

The Daily Beast 12/16/17 01:25

The ‘Late Show' host has had enough of President Trump's tip-toeing around the issue.

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Boosting student performance with robot learning

Digital Journal 12/16/17 01:30

Remote learning is a growing means of delivering education. A downside is with student engagement. This can be overcome, according to new research, when robotic assistants are used.

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Making cybersecurity stronger in harsh environments

Digital Journal 12/16/17 01:31

Remaining protected from cyber attacks is diffiucult at the best of times. It is more challenging in extreme environments, such as a war zone. New research offers some solutions.

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Talk Back: A’s should follow UC Berkeley’s example for new stadium

San Jose Mercury News 12/16/17 01:05

Letter writer says the A's need to remain at the Coliseum with some renovations.

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Want to Celebrate Legal Cannabis in California? Consider a Weed and Wine Tour

Alternet 12/12/17 12:51

With recreational use legal in January, visitors can join trips matching cannabis with the more established grape-based legal high of the region. The wine was pale garnet, with notes of smoke and blac...

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Corporate Media Allowed Net Neutrality to Die in Silence

Alternet 12/15/17 12:47

The flagship morning news shows on broadcast and cable news covered net neutrality for less than four minutes combined. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to repeal net neutrality...

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Business Schools Produced the 'Bros' Who Blew up the Economy in 2008—Has Anything Changed Since Then?

Alternet 12/14/17 12:52

The rush by business schools to embrace corporate responsibility may be little more than window dressing. Corporate misanthropes are nothing new, but Martin Shkreli is a special case.He became one of ...

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ALEC Backs Extreme Climate Denial, Constitutional Rewrite and Corporate Lobbyists

Alternet 12/13/17 12:52

Cutting Medicare, privatizing public schools, and other right-wing horrors. ALEC state politicians, Koch machine groups, and corporate captains will once again huddle together to produce right-wing co...

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Irk a Politician This Holiday Season by Giving to These Progressive Causes

Alternet 12/15/17 14:07

Republican leaders won't thank you, but others in need will. For some progressives looking for holiday gifts, there are guides to ethical and feminist products. Others prefer to donate to an org...

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The FCC Just Voted to End the Internet as We Know It—Now What?

Alternet 12/15/17 09:00

The pathways net neutrality activists see to keep equal access to the internet, and how feasible they are. While hundreds of activists rallied outside the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and m...

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Trump Has Massively Expanded American Specials Ops Forces Across the Globe

Alternet 12/15/17 15:24

Elite commandos deployed to 149 countries in 2017. "We don't know exactly where we're at in the world, militarily, and what we're doing," said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Serv...

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Rupert Murdoch Seems to Have Forgotten That He Fired Bill O'Reilly

Alternet 12/15/17 15:42

The only sexual-harassment problem they've had at Fox News was Roger Ailes, he said. In light of the news that the Walt Disney Company had reached a deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox, executive...

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There's an Insidious Strategy Behind Donald Trump's Retweets

Alternet 12/07/17 11:12

It's all about paralipsis, a device that enables him to publicly say things that he can later disavow-without ever having to take responsibility for his words. On Nov. 29, President Trump retwee...

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Trump’s Bizarre Love Affair With Putin Deepens: What Is He Hiding?

Alternet 12/15/17 14:54

A Washington Post feature on Trump's Russia fixation is oddly credulous: Is wounded pride really the issue here? On Thursday, The Washington Post published 

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The Uncanny, Frightening Ways That Trump's America Mirrors Hitler's Germany

Alternet 12/11/17 10:05

Even the usually restrained Barack Obama warns Americans we're slipping dangerously close to authoritarianism. President Obama has come right out and said it: "You have to tend to this garde...

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12 Most Insane Rules From the Biggest Neo-Nazi Website on the Internet

Alternet 12/15/17 16:13

White supremacist style guides are...different. The Daily Stormer is an online hub for racists, white nationalists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, and other assorted angry white men. It's run by Andrew Angl...

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Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Digital Journal 12/16/17 01:00

Indias Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its ...

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Original lyrics to 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' were anything but merry

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 18:55

Mary Schmich: A tribute to the "hysterically lugubrious" original lyrics to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

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A fishing deal with China could be the reason North Korean 'ghost ships' are flooding Japan

Business Insider 12/16/17 01:00

The increasing number of old boats containing dead bodies turning up in Japan reveals North Koreas desperate need for fish and foreign currency.

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Blippar's celebrity face-mashing app is filled with pictures of killers, terrorists, and dictators

Business Insider 12/16/17 01:01

FaceJam is meant to be a lighthearted AI app.

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Don't forgo earthquake insurance for your condo even if your association rolls the dice

LA Times 12/16/17 01:00

Neither homeowners associations nor titleholders are required to buy earthquake insurance, but prices have come down in recent years and the coverage could save you from financial ruin.

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Sonia Gandhi: Power behind Congress throne

Digital Journal 12/16/17 00:50

Sonia Gandhi stepped down as head of Indias opposition Congress party Saturday after an extraordinary odyssey that transformed her from a shy housewife into the countrys most powerful politician and a...

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Thomas wildfire grows as Southern California braces for powerful winds

USATODAY 12/16/17 00:29

Although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday amid the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, they are expected to return with a vengeance over the weekend.

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Peru Congress to debate impeachment of president

Digital Journal 12/16/17 00:40

Perus Congress voted overwhelmingly on Friday to consider impeaching President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski next week over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

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Folsom holds off Helix behind quarterback Kaiden Bennett

LA Times 12/15/17 23:55

The CIF state championship Division 1-AA bowl game featuring Folsom and Helix on Friday night at Sacramento State was entertaining, exc...

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Football: Friday's scores

LA Times 12/16/17 00:19

STATE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPSFridayDivision 1-AA: Folsom 49, La Mesa Helix 42Division 2-AA: San Mateo Serra 38, Cajon 14

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Dodgers close to signing Tom Koehler to help bullpen

LA Times 12/16/17 00:05

The Dodgers are close to a contract agreement with right-handed pitcher Tom Koehler, who could aid the team's bullpen while providing insurance for the rotation.

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'Star Wars': The First Order of 'Last Jedi' is a younger, snippier take on the evil Empire

USATODAY 12/15/17 15:17

There are no friends among the backstabbing, infighting co-workers in the new group trying to rule the galaxy.

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The Brown Line: Bryant, Ja'Dyn and Jordan Brown lift Waukegan past North Chicago

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 21:20

The Warhawks couldn't slow down the Browns. Bryant and Ja'Dyn both finished with 31 points for the Bulldogs. Jordan added 24.

Tags: high school boys basketball, prep boys basketball, north chicago, waukegan.
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The May the Fox Be With You Edition

Slate 12/16/17 00:02

May the Fox be with you.

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NBA: Westbrook, Thunder outlast Embiid, 76ers

LA Times 12/15/17 23:45

Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before the Thunder pulled out a 119-117 vi...

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10-year-old girl grazed by gunfire in Pacoima; 4 men also shot

LA Times 12/15/17 23:45

A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet and four men were shot Friday night in Pacoima, police said.

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Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Digital Journal 12/15/17 23:40

Indias Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its ...

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College basketball: USC women can't get game winner against No. 19 Texas A&M

LA Times 12/15/17 23:30

Freshman Chennedy Carter scored 46 points, a Texas A&M single-game record, to lead the No. 19 Aggies to a 75-74 win over USC on Friday at the Galen Center. Carter made the game-winning jumper from t...

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Indiana man sentenced to jail time for punching Charlottesville counterprotester

USATODAY 12/15/17 23:15

The video shows Dennis Mothersbaugh punching a man who appears to point and yell at him. Moments later, Mothersbaugh punches a woman in the face.

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Warm day breaks temperature records in Los Angeles with 'no whisper of a rain chance'

LA Times 12/15/17 23:15

"No whisper of a rain chance through Saturday, Dec. 23," the National Weather Service said of Los Angeles County.

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Deadly California wildfire surges as forecasts called for renewal of gusty winds

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 22:35

The blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds.

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Roy Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 22:42

Roy Moore told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede.

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Player injured at Guaranteed Rate Field sues White Sox for negligence

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 23:00

Former New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler is suing the White Sox and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority for negligence after he suffered a serious knee injury June 29 at Guaranteed Rate F...

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Female Kansas congressional candidate drops out over sexual harassment claim by male subordinate

LA Times 12/15/17 22:45

Kansas Democratic congressional candidate Andrea Ramsey drops out over sexual harassment claim by male subordinate.

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Sen. Collins is taking a big leap of faith with the tax bill. Critics say she’s getting played.

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 22:30

As GOP tax legislation nears final passage on Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins is approaching the moment for a mighty leap of faith.

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Toll rises to two dead after Indonesia quake

Digital Journal 12/15/17 22:40

At least two people have been killed following a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Indonesias main island of Java, an official said Saturday.

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The Trump administration reportedly wants 7 words and phrases banned from some official documents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Business Insider 12/15/17 22:36

Some of the words are vulnerable,entitlement, and diversity. Theyre reportedly banned from official CDC documents related to federal budget proposals.

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Couture leaves game after head shot as Sharks fall to Canucks

San Jose Mercury News 12/15/17 22:39

Logan Couture left Friday's game after taking a hit to the head.

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At 18, Cayla Barnes brings youthful exuberance to the U.S. women's national hockey team

LA Times 12/15/17 22:40

On a good day, Cayla Barnes joked, she can pass for 5-foot-2. She is the smallest member of the U.S. women’s national hockey team and, at 18, the youngest of the candidates for a spot on the Pyeon...

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Fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm pleads guilty

USATODAY 12/15/17 21:35

The doctor pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice but will receive no jail time.

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What the proposed tax code means for schools, students and parents

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 22:18

Republicans backed away from some of the most controversial education proposals in their finalized tax bill Friday.

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Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

SFGate 12/15/17 22:32

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. Al...

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Hilary Knight goes from the Bay Area to the face of women’s hockey

San Jose Mercury News 12/15/17 22:31

U.S. star Hilary Knight helped the Americans in another showdown Friday night against rival Canada in San Jose in what was a homecoming for the Bay Area native.

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MLB: Santana agrees to 3-year deal with Phillies

LA Times 12/15/17 22:25

Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old first baseman became the first of the offseason’s big-name free agents to find a new ...

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Bill Moyers bids farewell to journalism

Raw Story 12/15/17 22:18

To Our Readers: When I turned 80 three years ago, I retired my weekly PBS series and have since focused on the web with a small, dedicated team as the avenue for our journalism. Your response rewarded...

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Apotex Founder Barry Sherman, Wife Found Dead in Toronto Home

Wall Street Journal 12/15/17 16:55

ApotexInc. founder and Chairman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home Friday, said the company. Police said they were treating the incident as "suspicious."

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Jeremiah Hernandez, Treyvon Calvin lift St. Viator past rival Benet

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 21:42

Hernandez and Calvin, both junior guards, showed their chemistry in a big ESCC win on Friday.

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Documentary features newly discovered footage of Jane Goodall from 1960 is shockingly timely

Raw Story 12/15/17 22:16

The new documentary Jane was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination this month in the category of best documentary feature. The film takes the audience back to 1960, when Jane Goodall, the famous primato...

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Jevon Morris turns the key with big basket as Munster overcomes Crown Point

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 20:42

The junior guard finished with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists as the Mustangs rallied past the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter.

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The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here's what is in it.

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 21:58

The bill lowers taxes for the vast majority of Americans and small business owners - at least until the cuts expire after 8 years.

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Doug Jones would have won by tens of thousands more if participation hadn’t been blocked and undermined

Raw Story 12/15/17 21:57

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a mere 21,000 votes. That margin would have been much larger if Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a strident partisan Re...

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A Republican civil war has erupted into an angry blame game over Roy Moore defeat

Raw Story 12/15/17 22:06

The upset victory of underdog Democrat Doug Jones in conservative Alabama has brought out a Republican firing squad gathered in a circle. The GOP executioners want somebody, anybody, to pay for the lo...

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Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama has sparked another ‘yes we can’ movement for Democrats

Raw Story 12/15/17 21:49

Doug Jones’ convincing victory in Alabama is a hallelujah (and Hanukkah) moment for Americans who refuse to truckle under to the vicious, knuckleheaded maniac in the White House — not for one reason b...

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Brian Fallon delights on 'If Your Prayers Don't Get to Heaven'

Digital Journal 12/15/17 21:46

Singer-songwriter Brian Fallon is back with his new track "If Your Prayers Dont Get to Heaven," which is off his forthcoming album.

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Rangers spoil Gaborik's milestone night with 4-2 win over Kings

LA Times 12/15/17 21:25

The way Marian Gaborik moved around the Madison Square Garden ice, it sure seemed as if he and the Kings were going to finish this off properly. Looking like he was channeling his younger years, G...

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Donald Trump Jr. likes Mike Cernovich tweet claiming pedophilia isn’t a crime

Raw Story 12/15/17 21:39

Donald Trump Jr.’s twitter account turned up an odd “like” Friday night. The Twitter-bot @TrumpsAlerts posted that the son of the president liked a tweet from Mike Cernovich, who lin...

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Tillerson Says North Korea Has to Stop Nuclear Tests Before Any Talks

Wall Street Journal 12/15/17 16:21

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Security Council that North Korea must "earn its way" back to the negotiating table by ceasing its nuclear tests, adding that the U.S. would accept no pr...

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Austrian Conservatives Cement Country's Shift to the Right in New Coalition

Wall Street Journal 12/15/17 16:31

In Europe's latest shift to the right, the expected next chancellor of Austria announced that his conservative party had cemented terms to form a government with the country's anti-immigrant Freedom P...

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Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

SFGate 12/15/17 21:35

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality acro...

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Corona del Mar earns big upset at Foothill in season opener

LA Times 12/15/17 21:35

Corona del Mar girls' water polo upset Foothill 9-6 in head coaching debut of Justin Papa on Friday.

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Hacienda La Puente district ordered to pay $2.8 million in school sex-abuse case

LA Times 12/15/17 21:35

A girl who was drawn into a sexual relationship with her teacher won an $2.8 million judgment Thursday against the Hacienda La Puente school system.

Tags: hacienda la puente unified, sexual misconduct, los altos high school, hacienda heights, david park
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Clippers take cautious approach with Milos Teodosic

LA Times 12/15/17 21:00

The Clippers prefer to be safe with Milos Teodosic in his return from a foot injury that sidelined him almost two months. Perhaps he could have played Friday night against the Washington Wizards a...

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Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored in Wisconsin

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 20:09

A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin.

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As migrants flee for Canada, fears are rising over the perils of frigid illegal crossings

The Washington Post 12/15/17 20:27

With tightening U.S. immigration policy sending people for the border, local officials in Minnesota and Canada are angry about being shoved onto the front lines of the debate.

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Report: Billionaire, wife found dead in home

CNN.com 12/15/17 20:56

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CNN affiliate CTV reports.
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Las Vegas victims fund raised $22 million — but it's not enough, so thousands will get nothing

LA Times 12/15/17 21:05

The Las Vegas committee overseeing the millions of dollars donated after the mass shooting in October has expanded the scope of those that could make a claim on money, but thousands will remain in...

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Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Java island; at least 2 dead

USATODAY 12/15/17 21:05

Panicking people ran out of buildings in many areas and roads were clogged as people fled coastal areas in fear of a tsunami.

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Study finds after Kansas cut funding to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families — child abuse and neglect cases increased

Raw Story 12/15/17 21:04

Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) has bankrupted the state of Kansas so bad that his own party has had to start raising taxes to save it from being downgraded again. A study done by the University of Kansas f...

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On the trail of London's serial cat killer

Digital Journal 12/15/17 21:00

In what has become a grim ritual, Tony Jenkins examines the mutilated remains of a domestic cat -- and says the south London serial killer has struck once again.

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Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

Digital Journal 12/15/17 21:00

It is already the fairy tale of this years Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget f...

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Hail Mary is not enough for Cajon as San Mateo Serra rolls to 38-14 win

LA Times 12/15/17 20:45

It was one against four at the end of the first half on a cool Friday night in the CIF state championship Division 2-AA bowl game. Darren Jones, a 6-foot-8 receiver for Cajon, was running down the...

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Baseball's hot stove league off to slow start this offseason

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 20:25

Free-agent signings this offseason are progressing at a much slower pace now, though Hector Rondon (Astros), Carlos Santana (Phillies) and Zack Cozart (Angels) signed Friday. Maybe the floodgates will...

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Bulls stun Bucks for 5th straight win

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 20:40

The Chicago Bulls stunned the Milwaukee Bucks 115-109 to win their 5th straight game after starting the season 3-20.

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Ducks face another road challenge Saturday vs. Washington Capitals

LA Times 12/15/17 19:50

The Ducks just beat the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues and will look to build on the victory in their second game of a six-game road swing with another tough assignment.

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Legal matter forced Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to miss Cavaliers game

LA Times 12/15/17 20:05

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to be at practice on Saturday, but the Lakers starting shooting guard will have to navigate the conditions of his shortened probation for about the next month.

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Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me 2' pulled from Sundance, dropped by YouTube

USATODAY 12/15/17 20:24

'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!' will not premiere at the Sundance film festival and was dropped by distributor YouTube, following Spurlock's misconduct revelations.

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Longtime pediatrician bids farewell to Gary clinic

Chicago Tribune 12/16/17 01:00

After more than four decades, Dr. Douge Barthelemy walked into the Maternal Child Health Care Clinic for the last time.

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New Documents And Testimony Shows Officers Lied About Their Role In An Arrested Teen's Death

TechDirt 12/15/17 20:39

Earlier this year, we covered the horrific story of the death of a 5'4" 110-lb. 18-year-old at the hands of the Mesquite (TX) police department. The teen, suffering from a bad acid trip, was tased mu...

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How Doug Jones Destroyed Roy Moore’s Whole Shtick with One Well-Chosen Verb

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

For years, Republicans have been expert at using just the right words to demean Democrats. Doug Jones turned those tables in a big way. Democrats should take notice.

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These Restaurants & Bars Take the Holidays Very Seriously

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

From New York to San Francisco, these establishments aren't skimping on decorations and good cheer.

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Netflix’s ‘The Ranch,’ Starring Accused Rapist Danny Masterson, Is Now TV’s Most Problematic Sitcom

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

The popular Netflix series is the first project starring a man accused of sexual misconduct to air completely as planned. And it's a troubling watch in the age of #MeToo.

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OMG, I Want This House: Lake Tahoe (Photos)

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.

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'Pinocchio' on Stage: The Best Puppet Show Since ‘War Horse’

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

Can a Disney classic keep pace with a golden era of children's theatrical masterpieces?

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Steep Canyon Rangers to release new album 'Out in the Open'

Digital Journal 12/15/17 20:33

Steep Canyon Rangers will be releasing their new studio album, "Out In The Open" on January 26, 2018, via Ramseur Records.

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Genius Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle Is the Instant Gift We All Need

Slate 12/15/17 18:33

This chocolate chip cookie variant should get its own special bookmark in your brain right now.

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Theater: Sensory-sensitive show of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ set

San Jose Mercury News 12/15/17 20:27

A first for TheatreWorks, performance will be Dec. 27 at Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto

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Texas man admits beheading wife, gets 52-year prison term

USATODAY 12/15/17 20:26

Authorities say the killing occurred while the couple's two young children were in the home.

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Charles Blow: Omarosa’s a back-stabbing ‘Machiavellian genius’ who exposed definitively that ‘Trump has a race problem’

Raw Story 12/15/17 20:20

Progressive commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow launched into former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who has gone on a tour of interviews since being fired earlier this...

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Inside The Royal Family's Very Meghan Christmas

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

Meghan Markle's invite to Christmas 2017 at the Queen's Sandringham Estate is a very public seal of royal approval.

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When the Knicks Took Pages From Weinstein’s Playbook

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

Knicks owner and former Weinstein Co. board member James Dolan lost his team's $11M sexual harassment suit in 2007, but hasn't stopped shaming the accuser ever since.

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Fake Cops, Real Murders: Inside the Takedown of New York’s Most Notorious Police Impersonators

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

It's a lot easier to rob, kidnap, and kill with a badge. In the 1990s, crews of hitmen dressed as NYPD roamed the Big Apple until a detective and an ATF joined forces to stop them.

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Five Ways That the Republican Tax Bill Is a Giveaway to the Super-Rich

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

The impending vote gives Trump his first big legislative victory after nearly a year in office, but the real winners will be America's largest corporations and wealthiest citizens.

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Actually, the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Don’t Suck

The Daily Beast 12/15/17 22:00

In defense of the sheer ambition of these prequels, which come arguably closest to what a ‘space opera' should be.

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9 more women say 9th Circuit Judge Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate behavior

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 18:34

Nine more women say that Alex Kozinski - who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit - subjected them to sexual comments or other conduct.

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From Ivy League to Big East: Lake Forest's Evan Boudreaux picks Xavier

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 19:59

Boudreaux will join Xavier for a shot at reaching the NCAA Tournament.

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Artist Norberto Rodriguez invites you to rest in his beautifully minimalist coffins

LA Times 12/15/17 18:25

An installation by Norberto Rodriguez at Bed & Breakfast invites viewers to lay in a coffin-style bed built by the artist. A closing reception will feature scones and meditation.

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Late Rangers' goals ruin Gaborik's 1,000th career game

LA Times 12/15/17 20:05

Kings lose to Rangers late despite big game from Marian Gaborik.

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Corker’s last-minute ‘yes’ on GOP tax bill could be related to addition benefitting his businesses: report

Raw Story 12/15/17 20:02

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Friday switched his “no” vote on the GOP’s tax bill to a “yes” — and new reporting shows it could be related to additions that will benefi...

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GOP Is Poised to Pass Sweeping Tax Overhaul

Wall Street Journal 12/15/17 19:50

Republicans stood on the verge of delivering the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in more than three decades, after a series of last-minute deals appeared to clear the last big obstacles ...

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The face of the modern big-league manager is changing, and so is the job itself

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 19:05

The fraternity of current big league managers is younger on average than perhaps at any other time in recent memory.

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Wizards' John Wall helps holds off the Clippers 100-91

LA Times 12/15/17 19:25

Mike Scott tied a season-high with 22 points while Bradley Beal added 20 as the Washington Wizards held off the Clippers 100-91 on Friday night. Scott scored 10 points in the third quarter, hittin...

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Under Armour to drop signed Steph Curry shoes in Bay Area with drones

USATODAY 12/15/17 19:27

Drones will drop autographed Steph Curry shoes! It sounds awesome but complicated. Here's hoping it works out.

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School district asks substitute teacher not to return after student assaulted him

USATODAY 12/15/17 19:31

McCulley says that freshman hit him in the jaw with an upper cut, punched him in the back of the head twice and landed one more hard blow to his head during an after-class altercation.

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Opinion: Even a conservative senator couldn't stomach this nomination

CNN.com 12/15/17 19:31

President Donald Trump's nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge demonstrates the President's utter contempt for the judiciary.
Trump's judge pick had a very bad day (opinion) - CNN
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Drunk racist chases and attacks a 15-year-old black boy for glancing at him

Raw Story 12/15/17 19:48

A drunken bigot with a history of criminal offenses was forced by a court to compensate a black teen he followed and attacked earlier this year after he became affronted by the teen glancing at him. A...

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Here are 6 times ‘The Simpsons’ accurately predicted the future

Raw Story 12/15/17 19:48

Fox’s long-running “The Simpsons” has had a knack for foreseeing future events. The popular animated series did it once again in regards to its own fate as it was confirmed Thursday ...

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Former Illinois coach Lou Henson ill; will miss Saturday's game honoring him

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 17:40

Former Illinois and New Mexico State coach Lou Henson was hospitalized on Thursday in Champaign. He was set to be honored at Saturday's meeting at the United Center between his two former teams.

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In 'Darkest Hour,' Churchill refuses to bend the knee

Chicago Tribune 12/15/17 18:50

Gary Oldman does justice to Winston Churchill and his indomitable will in 'Darkest Hour'

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Homer Glen eyes new building for Emergency Management Agency

Chicago Tribune 12/16/17 01:00

The village has $250,000 in its budget for a new Emergency Management Agency building, which would house emergency equipment, radio systems and a training area.

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