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    U.S. Bishops Urge Caution on Graham-Cassidy

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling on Congress to exercise caution as the Senate approaches a vote on the Republican Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. "As you consider the Graham-Cassidy legislation as a possible replacement for the Affordable Care Act, we urge you to think of the harm that will be caused to poor and […]




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    Protesters Drown Out Comey During Howard University Speech

    Protesters drowned out former FBI director James Comey's speech at Howard University Friday as he welcomed the school's freshman class. Comey was able to thank the school's president Wayne Frederick before protesters in the back of the auditorium chimed in and silenced him. They chanted, "We shall not be moved," "I love being black," and […]




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    Tech Companies Targeted by Sophisticated Malware Attack

    Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. The company that sells CCleaner software, Prague-based Avast Software, says the attack affected more than 2 million computers in late August and early September. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered […]




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    Mel Brooks: 'Stupidly Politically Correct Society is the Death of Comedy'

    Filmmaker and stage producer Mel Brooks says his western parody "Blazing Saddles" could not be made in today's fraught political climate, warning "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy." In an interview with BBC's Radio 4's Today, posted Thursday, the acclaimed producer and director declared political correctness is "not good for […]




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    Valerie Plame Wilson Apologizes After Anti-Semitic Story Tweet

    Former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson was forced to apologize Thursday after she shared an article on her Twitter feed that contained anti-Semitic overtones. Wilson, who was forced to resign from the CIA in 2006 after her status as an undercover operative was made public by an official in the Bush administration, caught plenty of […]




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    Illinois Court Upholds Murder Conviction of Drew Peterson

    The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction. The high court, in a unanimous decision , found that hearsay testimony from Peterson's dead third wife and missing fourth wife did not […]




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    NTSB: Sleep Apnea, Speed Cited in NYC-Area Train Crashes

    The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said the common circumstances of the Sept. 29, 2016, […]




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    Sally Yates to Lecture at Georgetown Law School

    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is joining Georgetown University Law School as a lecturer, The Hill is reporting. Yates was fired by President Donald Trump after refusing to defend his travel ban, the website noted. "Sally Yates is an extraordinary public servant who has had a career of the greatest consequence," William M. Treanor, the […]




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    Chelsea Clinton: I Didn't Block Trump After His Golf Ball Retweet

    Chelsea Clinton commented on a ThinkProgress report that President Donald Trump blocked a woman on Twitter with Stage 4 cancer after the woman criticized the president. Clinton, the daughter of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, noted that she did not block the president on Twitter after he sent out an edited GIF video that showed Trump […]




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    Kilmeade Responds to Jimmy Kimmel Calling Him 'Little Creep'

    Brian Kilmeade, a co-host of "Fox & Friends," responded Thursday morning to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel calling him a "little creep" Wednesday night. Kimmel, host of a nightly talk show on ABC, has been discussing the healthcare bill proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La. because his baby son has a birth defect. […]