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Bombs continue to pound eastern Ghouta as UN pleads for ceasefire

More than 335 have been killed in Syrian rebel enclave, with 13 civilians dying in latest strikes<p>Warplanes have pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day, as the UN pleaded for a truce to halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war and …

Middle East

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WWE: These Charts Illustrate Its Big Opportunity

The coming renegotiation of rights fees in several key markets is seen as one of the most important near-term events for World Wrestling …

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard testifies against United States Tennis Association over locker room slip at US Open

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the US Open in 2015.<p>Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when she returned to the …

Trump-Linked Real Estate Firm Settles Suit by Ex-Employee

A real estate development firm linked to President Donald Trump reached an agreement to resolve a racketeering lawsuit filed by a former executive …

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea's General Kim Yong-chol to attend

<b>North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.</b><p>Gen Kim was the North's intelligence chief, and is believed to have plotted several attacks on South Korea.<p>North Korea's attendance at the Winter Olympics …

North Korea

Jerry Springer Show star Steve Wilkos charged with DUI after terrifying crash

Steve Wilkos, the talk show host and former security director on <i>The Jerry Springer Show</i>, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence in …

Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky

The Florida senator is a talented politician, but he met his match in a 17-year-old who called him out over NRA cash<p>Marco Rubio is a very talented politician. He walked into an arena full of 7,000 Floridians who were determined to heckle him for siding with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for …

Marco Rubio

Brits 2018: The real winners and losers

<b>Stormzy and Dua Lipa both took home two trophies at the Brits, but there's always more to the show than the awards.</b><p>On a night of joy and disappointment, X-rated confessions and spectacular performances, who were the real winners and losers at the O2 Arena?<p>Most dress - Dua Lipa<p>So much dress, in …

Pop Music

'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'

<b>Pauline Dakin's childhood in Canada in the 1970s was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises. She wasn't allowed to talk about her family life with anyone - and it wasn't until she was 23 that she was told why.</b><p>There was always something unusual about Pauline Dakin's family.<p>"My brother …

Positive Thinking

Lindsey Vonn shares pic showing skis burned out on bronze medal run

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports<p>Lindsey Vonn wasn’t able to hold onto her speed all the way through her Olympic downhill final on Tuesday. In the end, …

Newly Engaged 'Big Brother' Team Just Won 'The Amazing Race'

#Jody now has $1 million!<p>Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf just met last summer on "Big Brother 19." They became the Jody supercouple that alienated most of the other houseguests. Neither won the $500,000. But both Cody and Jess went straight from BB19 to "The Amazing Race" Season 30, and now they have …

“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day

Kushner is asking people to advocate on his behalf. McMaster is lobbying Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats to support Kelly. But in the end, it’s all up to Trump.<p>Not long after he became a senior presidential adviser to <b>Donald Trump,</b> <b>Jared Kushner,</b> then 36, described himself to a prominent Republican as …

Donald Trump

Meryl Streep Rips “Pathetic” Harvey Weinstein For Using Her Name In Lawsuit

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Meryl Streep won one of her Oscars for playing Margaret Thatcher in <i>The Iron Lady</i> and, like the late British Prime Minister, the acclaimed …

Amy Poehler tells the NRA what they can do with their Leslie Knope meme

Amy Poehler and <i>Parks and Recreation</i> co-creator Michael Schur are not amused by the NRA invoking Leslie Knope.<p>"Thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members," the association tweeted at a follower on Wednesday night, using a GIF of Poehler as her <i>Parks</i> character Knope.<p>In response, …

Leslie Knope

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TV anchors decrying 'fake' news put spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast Group<p>A promo attacking the media is being recited on Sinclair-owned stations …

Pence: The United States is ready to talk with North Korea

Despite the mutual chilliness between U.S. and North Korean officials in South Korea last week, behind the scenes real progress was made toward a new diplomatic opening that could result in direct talks without preconditions between Washington and Pyongyang. This window of opportunity was born out …

North Korea

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.<p>"We really do get along, despite what you read in the press," …

Immigration

Nationwide, police shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in 2017

For the third year in a row, police nationwide shot and killed nearly 1,000 people, a grim annual tally that has persisted despite widespread public scrutiny of officers’ use of fatal force.<p>Police fatally shot 987 people last year, or two dozen more than they killed in 2016, according to an ongoing …

Law Enforcement

Do Republicans Really Have A Big Turnout Advantage In Midterms?

Democrats got the best of Republicans during the 2017 election season, outperforming expectations in special elections across the country and easily …

Mueller indicates he is likely to seek interview with Trump

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has told President Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the president, triggering a discussion among his attorneys about how to avoid a sit-down encounter or set limits on such a session, according to two people familiar with …

Donald Trump

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on easing military tensions

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions, in the most significant thaw in relations between the neighboring states in years.<p>Officials from the two nations met face to …

North Korea

Trump allies say Tillerson has ‘not learned his lesson’ and cannot continue in job for long

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed focused this week on rebooting his image as a beleaguered Cabinet member on the outs with his boss and his own employees — holding a rare town hall with employees, promising foreign trips into 2018 and saying he is "learning" to enjoy his job.<p>But then he went …

North Korea

Omarosa Manigault Newman, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On

WASHINGTON — Every must-watch television show needs two ingredients to survive its first season: a believable villain and a nail-biter of a cliffhanger. Omarosa Manigault Newman, a veteran of “The Apprentice,” President Trump’s former boardroom-high jinks reality show competition, has delivered …

Donald Trump

As Gillibrand's profile rises, GOP fundraiser ponders a challenge

ALBANY — A private equity executive from Manhattan has been talking to key Republicans about challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand next year, POLITICO has learned.<p>Chele Chiavacci Farley, who leads the Republican State Committee’s fundraising efforts in New York City, has approached political …

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile fired from Yemen

ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it intercepted a ballistic missile south of its capital that was fired by a rebel group in neighboring Yemen, raising regional tensions amid Saudi claims that Iran is behind a string of similar attacks while supplying the rebel fighters with weapons.<p>The …

Middle East

Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new leader of South Africa's ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, has been elected the new president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, bringing president Jacob Zuma’s troubled leadership of Africa’s storied liberation movement to an end.<p>Thousands of enthusiastic delegates dressed in the party’s …

Amtrak Train Traveled at 80 M.P.H., Far Over 30-M.P.H. Limit, Before Derailing

DUPONT, Wash. — The investigation into the fatal Amtrak crash near Tacoma, Wash., is focusing on the possibility that the engineer was distracted by a cellphone, another person in his cab or something else when the train barreled into a curve 50 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.<p>The crew …

Trains

Congress poised to approve biggest tax overhaul in 30 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.<p>In sealing Trump's first major legislative …

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