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WATCH: Young Otter Brings Her Favorite Toy With Her to Her New Home

Staff at the Audubon Aquarium is calling her “otterly” adorable, and we believe that’s a fair description.<p>An 18-month-old female sea otter who hails …

Tunisian suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack faced past German terror probe, official says

A massive black truck plowed into a Christmas market teeming with holiday revelers in Berlin on Dec. 19, killing at least 12 and wounding dozens more.<p>The suspect in the attack, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was killed in a shootout with police in Milan on Dec. 23.<p>BERLIN — The prime suspect sought in the …

Comedian Rob Schneider Roasts Democrats Upset About Election Results

It’s rare to see someone in Hollywood go after their own kind, but one comedian is unafraid to do just that. This week, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> alumnus …

The Latest: Trump son to stop raising money for charity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>12:45 a.m.<p>One of President-elect Donald Trump's sons will stop directly …

You didn’t know it but Trump’s America might be explained best by a poet

It’s become harder, in 2016, to say what makes us American; harder to identify our common values; harder, even, for us to agree on the difference between facts and fabricated news. America has always contained multitudes, so to speak — only recently, the contradictions feel irreconcilable.<p>There …

John Kasich Quietly Signs Measure Blocking Local Governments From Raising Minimum Wage

The law will also stop municipalities from passing additional protections for workers.<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a bill earlier this week blocking local governments from raising the minimum wage above the level set by the state.<p>Legislators pushed the law through earlier this month, as part of …

These Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Aren’t Your Typical Wildlife Nature Photography Subjects

One of the allures of deep-sea fishing is that sometimes you catch something you don’t expect like these freakish creatures caught and photographed …

American voters wanted change in 2016, but will they get the change they wanted?

Nothing about the 2016 presidential election was predictable — not the purloined emails, vulgar videotaped bragging, the insults flung every which way, or the riotous, raucous ascent of a reality television star as he defeated the first woman nominated by a major party for the presidency.<p>Debates …

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.<p>The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results …

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