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Sean Spicer on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' 2019 is a slap in the face to every American he lied to


Posted: Thu-Feb-2020



Sean Spicer on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' 2019 is a slap in the face to every American he helped Trump lie to as press secretary

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Which presidential hopeful would be best for Canada? Ex-ambassadors share their picks
Democratic Debate Candidates South Carolina Feb 25

The Democratic race to pick a presidential nominee will hit overdrive with 14 states voting on Super Tuesday next week. We asked four Democratic Party insiders who have all served as ambassadors to Canada to share who they are picking and why.

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Hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in South Korea, China amid global containment concerns
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As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a new virus, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

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6 dead, including gunman, in Molson Coors brewery shooting in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Shooting

An employee opened fire Wednesday at Milwaukee's Molson Coors complex, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The gunman was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for religious pilgrims over coronavirus fears
Saudi Daily Life

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.

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WHO reluctant to declare COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus spreads to more countries
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The number of new coronavirus infections inside China — the source of the outbreak — was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as new epicentres of the rapidly spreading illness.

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Modi appeals for calm in India as citizenship protest death toll rises to 20
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals for calm after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.

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Trump campaign files libel suit against New York Times over Russia opinion article
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Times, accusing the newspaper of intentionally publishing a false story last year related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Philadelphia plans to open 1st supervised injection site in U.S. next week
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A Philadelphia nonprofit group has detailed plans to open the country's first medically supervised injection site next week to combat overdose deaths despite outrage from neighbours and opposition from the local U.S. Attorney.

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Air New Zealand to test out bunk beds in economy class
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The airline says it plans to launch the service on its direct flight between New York City and New Zealand's capital, Auckland, that will begin operating in October 2020.

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Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations
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Spain's culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star.

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Indiana man to accept plea deal for role in granddaughter's fall from cruise ship
Puerto Rico Cruise Ship Death

An Indiana man who was holding his granddaughter before she fell from a cruise ship window and plunged to her death in Puerto Rico has agreed to a plea deal "to help end part of this nightmare."

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Trump administration scores win in court on crime funds for so-called sanctuary cities
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The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to co-operate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.

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Sanders surge in crowded Democratic field echoes Trump's 2016 rise
USA-ELECTION/DEBATE

Democrats in 2020 are going through the same sort of identity crisis that Republicans went through with Donald Trump in 2016: An outsider, openly contemptuous of the party machine and its direction, is facing a fractured field of rivals.

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Brazil confirms 1st coronavirus case in Latin America
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Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who travelled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the contagious new coronavirus.

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Tokyo Olympic organizers, government take offensive on virus threat
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Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months.

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Egyptian military funeral held for longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak
Egypt Mubark Funeral

Egypt held a full-honours military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region.

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Maria Sharapova announces her retirement from tennis
US Open Tennis

Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban.

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Weinstein verdict hailed as significant step in #MeToo movement, but fight 'far from over'
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Although a New York jury found former producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault, many activists caution that the fight to fix a 'broken system' continues.

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At least 16 killed by airstrikes in Idlib, Syria war monitor says
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Airstrikes on rebel-controlled northwestern Syrian killed at least 16 people Tuesday, including two students and two teachers, opposition activists said, as government forces closed in on a town considered a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar Assad.

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Democratic presidential candidates target Sanders at South Carolina debate
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Mike Bloomberg seized on reports that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election to help Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders as the party's candidates met on the debate stage for what could be their final prime-time opportunity to change the direction of the nomination fight.

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Japanese Woman Tests Positive For Coronavirus For A Second Time
The tour bus guide in Japan is the first person in the country to do so. ... read more


Coronavirus Spreads Faster Outside China, Stoking Global Fears
The new disease - COVID-19 - was also detected for the first time in Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania and Algeria. ... read more


Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Annual Umrah Pilgrimage Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Over 6 million Muslims traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah pilgrimage in 2017. ... read more


Coronavirus Fears Reach The Vatican As Pope Francis Marks Ash Wednesday
Amid the growing COVID-19 outbreak, Catholic churches in Italy and the Philippines took steps to protect the faithful. ... read more


Brazil Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Latin America
A 61-year-old man contracted the virus during a two-week work trip to Italy, according to Brazil's health ministry. ... read more


At Least 20 Dead From Delhi Riots During Trump Trip
While violence between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a citizenship law gripped New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi hosted a lavish reception for Trump. ... read more


U.S. Military: Soldier Based In South Korea Tested Positive For New Coronavirus
This marks the first known case of the disease in the American military. ... read more


3 Fugitive Baboons Captured In Sydney After Running Amok Near Hospital
The male baboon was en route to a vasectomy procedure with two females in tow to keep him calm, authorities said. ... read more


Coronavirus Spread Would More Likely Cancel Than Postpone Tokyo Olympics: IOC
The International Olympic Committee says it has a three-month window to decide the fate of the 2020 games. ... read more


Nero Worship: Trump And Modi Revel In Bromance As Delhi Burns
As religious violence continued for the third day in Delhi, US President Donald Trump extolled the virtues of Indian democracy in the company of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read more


Death Toll Rises In New Delhi As Hindu Mobs Attack Muslims During Trump Visit
India has been rocked by violence since Parliament approved a new law that excludes a fast-track path to citizenship for Muslim refugees. ... read more


Memes, Farce And Violence Mark Trump's Breathless 36 Hours In India
Shortly after the U.S. president congratulated Prime Minister Modi for leading a "peaceful" country, rioters created an atmosphere of terror in Delhi. ... read more


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dead At 91
The autocrat ruled Egypt for nearly three decades until explosive protests drove him out of power in 2011. ... read more


Chitetsu Watanabe, World's Oldest Man, Dies At 112
The Japanese man credited smiling to his longevity. ... read more


CDC Raises Travel Advisory For South Korea To Highest Level As Coronavirus Cases Surge
“We are faced with a watershed moment in the case of the coronavirus,” South Korea's president said earlier this month. ... read more


World Should Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO
The World Health Organization's director-general said the focus needs to be on containing COVID-19. ... read more


Northern Italy Authorities Impose Stringent Measures Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Italy is battling the largest flare-up of the disease yet seen in Europe, with 3 people dying of the illness since Friday and more than 150 cases reported. ... read more


'Best Day Of His Life:' Bullying Victim Quaden Bayles Leads Out All-Star Rugby Team
Days earlier, video of the 9-year-old breaking down over taunts about his dwarfism went viral. ... read more


South Korea Raises Alert To Highest Level As Coronavirus Cases Jump
The rapid rise in new cases are largely being traced back to church services. ... read more


Countdown To Taliban Peace Deal To Begin With 7-Day 'Reduction Of Violence'
The peace agreement, to be signed on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops and intra-Afghan negotiations. ... read more


Greek protests: Dozens hurt as island clashes intensify
Police and protesters clashed on Lesbos and Chios over plans to build new migrant centres. ... read more


Coronavirus cases surge to 400 in Italy
Europe's worst-hit country reports a rise of 25% in a day, as the virus spreads fast outside China. ... read more


Government to unveil post-Brexit trade talks goals
Formal negotiations with EU - which has already published its strategy - are due to start on Monday. ... read more


Maria Sharapova goes quietly into retirement - but it will not be the last we hear of her
Maria Sharapova may be going quietly into retirement but it certainly will not be the last we hear of her, writes Russell Fuller. ... read more


Lyon 1-0 Juventus: Lucas Tousart earns the hosts victory
Lyon produce a spirited display to take a surprise lead after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus. ... read more


Moscow police seize custom 'Batmobile'
A replica of the caped crime fighter's car is being investigated for road safety violations. ... read more


Police warn of 'inadequate safety' at Greta Thunberg protest
Police said there was a risk of "falls and crushing" if thousands of people joined the Bristol protest. ... read more


Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide
Five years ago a change in the law stopped doctors helping the terminally ill to end their lives. ... read more


Nedim Yasar: Two jailed for life for killing reformed Denmark gangster
Nedim Yasar was shot dead after attending the launch of a book about how he turned his back on crime. ... read more


Mario Cerciello Rega case: US students in Italian court over police murder
Officer Mario Cerciello Rega was stabbed to death after a drug deal gone wrong in central Rome. ... read more


Brexit: EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate
The EU will follow this blueprint in talks, as UK ministers also agree their stance. ... read more


Britons returning from Italy told to self-isolate
Several schools send pupils and staff home after they return from skiing trips in the country. ... read more


Who wants to follow in Merkel's footsteps?
Three rivals are vying to take over as head of the centre right CDU in a race to lead Germany. ... read more


In pictures: The Caretos of Podence
Revellers, known as Caretos, race through the streets of the Portuguese village of Podence. ... read more


Coronavirus: Quarantine raises virus fears in northern Italy
Italy is now the European country worst affected by coronavirus and 11 towns have been cordoned off. ... read more


Hungary's new patriotic education meets resistance
The right-wing government aims to instil national pride - but teachers criticise a new curriculum. ... read more


Coronavirus: What should I do if I travel to Italy? And other questions
What should I do about coronavirus if I'm in Italy, how does it compare to flu and more questions answered. ... read more


Julian Assange: What is extradition and how does it work?
Julian Assange's extradition trial begins in London on Monday. How does the process work? ... read more


'Scent of terror' created in protest against Moscow perfume store
A team in Moscow has created the putrid scent, in a protest against plans for a perfume store in a historic building with a terrible past. ... read more


Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned
A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use. ... read more


Trump's not worried about coronavirus. But his scientists are.
Analysis: The president is telling Americans there's nothing to worry about, even as federal officials say they're preparing for more cases. ... read more


5 killed in shooting at Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee; gunman also dead
Five employees were killed in the shooting, and the gunman was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. ... read more


Democrats have different routes to win the Electoral College. None are easy.
A look at the paths to victory against Trump for Sanders, Bloomberg, Biden and others. ... read more


Judge refuses to reduce $5 million bail for Lori Vallow, Idaho mom of 2 missing children
Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii on counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Her two children are still missing. ... read more


Hearse with body inside stolen from Southern California church
"Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted. ... read more


Obama demands pro-Trump group stop using his voice to attack Biden
"This despicable ad is straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook," Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill told NBC News. ... read more


Scientists discover Earth has a second (very tiny) moon
The object measures about 6 feet to 11 feet across, and its orbit suggests that it entered Earth's orbit around three years ago. ... read more


Few transgender prisoners are housed according to their identity — putting many in danger
Out of 4,890 transgender state prisoners, NBC News was able to confirm only 15 cases in which a prisoner was housed according to their lived gender. ... read more


Jay-Z helps 150 inmates at Mississippi prison sue over 'constant peril'
Inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman "live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm," the suit said. ... read more


Lesbian teacher suspended for showing photo of 'future wife' gets $100,000 settlement
Stacy Bailey had been accused of promoting a "homosexual agenda" after talking about her fiancée during a "Get to Know Your Teacher" presentation. ... read more


Citizenship is a hypocritical scam of global proportions
When we understand citizenship’s actual functioning in faithful, accurate terms, it cannot under any circumstances be justified. ... read more


Pro surfer Kelly Slater plans to build world's largest artificial wave in California desert
"This is a radically different vision," said real estate developer Noah Hahn. ... read more


Why dog harnesses are better than leashes
From no-pull dog harnesses to the best harnesses for small dogs and ones designed with ID tags in mind, find the best one for your dog (and for you). ... read more


Lori Loughlin's attorney says new evidence exonerates her
An attorney for Loughlin and her fashion designer husband says that notes from the alleged mastermind of the scheme can help clear the couple. ... read more


Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years
Henri Michelle Piette kidnapped his victim in 1997 when she was 12 and subjected her to nearly 20 years of physical and sexual abuse before she escaped. ... read more


Search of pond 'inconclusive' as officials look for missing Tennessee toddler
The search of the pond in Wilkes County, North Carolina, came a day after Evelyn Mae Boswell's mother was charged with making false reports. ... read more


BTS makes the late night rounds with Jimmy Fallon and 'Carpool Karaoke'
The group sang Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” and Post Malone’s “Circles" and took over Grand Central Station. ... read more


Police investigate attack on elderly Asian man collecting recyclables in San Francisco
“It is heartbreaking to see this type of violence occur in our community, and no one should ever have to endure this,” one official said. ... read more


Singer JoJo says she was put on 500 calorie-a-day diet as a teen
JoJo said that she saw a nutritionist who had her on a 500 calorie-a-day diet and that she received injections that made her have no appetite. ... read more


Joe Biden on Sanders: Americans 'aren't looking for revolution'
The former vice president spoke about the state of the race in an interview with the "TODAY" show's Craig Melvin. ... read more


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Trump's not worried about coronavirus. But his scientists are.
Analysis: The president is telling Americans there's nothing to worry about, even as federal officials say they're preparing for more cases. ... read more


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5 killed in shooting at Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee; gunman also dead
Five employees were killed in the shooting, and the gunman was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. ... read more


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Democrats have different routes to win the Electoral College. None are easy.
A look at the paths to victory against Trump for Sanders, Bloomberg, Biden and others. ... read more


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Judge refuses to reduce $5 million bail for Lori Vallow, Idaho mom of 2 missing children
Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii on counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Her two children are still missing. ... read more


Hearse with body inside stolen from Southern California church
"Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/2537361/180820-barack-obama-mn-14154_7cb9016fa3f58caa2ad5c0b999cedb90.jpg
Obama demands pro-Trump group stop using his voice to attack Biden
"This despicable ad is straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook," Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill told NBC News. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3245386/200226-2020-cd3-al-2x1-1426_8b5f4987068cdc3fc1d003e8f98ee483.gif
Scientists discover Earth has a second (very tiny) moon
The object measures about 6 feet to 11 feet across, and its orbit suggests that it entered Earth's orbit around three years ago. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3201191/200124-transgender-inmates-calvin-mn-1430_d9b703da62dee2ad34fe5f303a45acf4.jpg
Few transgender prisoners are housed according to their identity — putting many in danger
Out of 4,890 transgender state prisoners, NBC News was able to confirm only 15 cases in which a prisoner was housed according to their lived gender. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_05/3205466/200128-mississippi-state-penitentiary-parchman-cs-935a_d8c18834fea9112f125540cdb0f7b67f.jpg
Jay-Z helps 150 inmates at Mississippi prison sue over 'constant peril'
Inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman "live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm," the suit said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/2529546/180813-stacey-bailey-se-406p_bfbca44c385cb39515f519bf54247acc.jpg
Lesbian teacher suspended for showing photo of 'future wife' gets $100,000 settlement
Stacy Bailey had been accused of promoting a "homosexual agenda" after talking about her fiancée during a "Get to Know Your Teacher" presentation. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_03/3190041/200116-citizenship-2x1-al-1443_652d8359a668d2c97fc6c0bcc50a2b74.gif
Citizenship is a hypocritical scam of global proportions
When we understand citizenship’s actual functioning in faithful, accurate terms, it cannot under any circumstances be justified. ... read more


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Pro surfer Kelly Slater plans to build world's largest artificial wave in California desert
"This is a radically different vision," said real estate developer Noah Hahn. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3245036/200226-dog-harness-walking-stock-cs-1004a_72d5ebce7e9c08c9826239ced21bdcfa.jpg
Why dog harnesses are better than leashes
From no-pull dog harnesses to the best harnesses for small dogs and ones designed with ID tags in mind, find the best one for your dog (and for you). ... read more


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Lori Loughlin's attorney says new evidence exonerates her
An attorney for Loughlin and her fashion designer husband says that notes from the alleged mastermind of the scheme can help clear the couple. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3246381/200227-henri_michelle_piette-mc-cover-835_e5033d58c430dba93bb37399f59fc194.JPG
Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years
Henri Michelle Piette kidnapped his victim in 1997 when she was 12 and subjected her to nearly 20 years of physical and sexual abuse before she escaped. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_08/3238831/200221-evelyn-mae-boswell-mc-1416_d09aa99d6fbfbdc9771eb5654304c2d0.jpg
Search of pond 'inconclusive' as officials look for missing Tennessee toddler
The search of the pond in Wilkes County, North Carolina, came a day after Evelyn Mae Boswell's mother was charged with making false reports. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3245431/200226-bts-jimmy-fallon-ew-252p_77858d6889916e386598624adca3e347.jpg
BTS makes the late night rounds with Jimmy Fallon and 'Carpool Karaoke'
The group sang Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” and Post Malone’s “Circles" and took over Grand Central Station. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3245106/200226-asian-man-attacked-al-1103_37c21424d2bfb270b4fb4d7f85058991.jpg
Police investigate attack on elderly Asian man collecting recyclables in San Francisco
“It is heartbreaking to see this type of violence occur in our community, and no one should ever have to endure this,” one official said. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3245356/200226-jojo-cs-148p_420eaef5f2c587af4de3c88e99aff916.jpg
Singer JoJo says she was put on 500 calorie-a-day diet as a teen
JoJo said that she saw a nutritionist who had her on a 500 calorie-a-day diet and that she received injections that made her have no appetite. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_08/3240826/200222-joe-biden-se-910p_747b12d2528db146add9af89515ff6c9.jpg
Joe Biden on Sanders: Americans 'aren't looking for revolution'
The former vice president spoke about the state of the race in an interview with the "TODAY" show's Craig Melvin. ... read more


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