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The Latest: SKorea media say Trump promises military support

LONDON (AP) — The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local):<p>3:30 a.m.<p>South Korean media say U.S. President-elect …

Donald Trump

Common Announces 'Black America Again' Release Date With New Single

It’s official: Common’s highly anticipated album <i>Black America Again</i> is set to release on Nov. 4. The announcement came shortly after the Chicago …

This NASA Researcher Is Now Using His Skills to Grow Marijuana

LED lights are more lit than you think.<p>Going to space and growing weed have one major element in common. No, it's not how high you get. It's LED lights.<p>Neil Yorio, formerly a researcher at NASA, has taken his expertise preparing for space flight and applied it the craft of growing cannabis and …

10 things you didn't know about President Bill Clinton

<b>President Bill Clinton turns 70 in 2016.</b><p><b>Here's some extraordinary facts on the 42nd President of the United States...</b><p>1. He is a large man at 6 foot, 2 inches tall.<p>The only Presidents taller than him were Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Thomas Jefferson.<p>He famously performed Elvis Presley's …

Bill Clinton

Pauline Hanson set to return to parliament as Queensland senator

The veteran One Nation campaigner, who has called for a ban on Muslim immigration, says she knows ‘what the people are thinking and how they are feeling’<p>Pauline Hanson is on track to return to federal parliament two decades, a quashed conviction and eight lost elections after she first won a lower …

Here Are the 10 Best New U.S. Restaurants: Food and Wine

Whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a new restaurant to put on your bucket list, our friends at <i>Food & Wine</i>, the magazine for epicureans that …

'Unacceptable' lack of diversity in senior police ranks suggests 'unconscious bias' against ethnic minorities

MPs have called for “concerted action” to tackle an “unacceptable” lack of diversity in police forces in England and Wales, highlighting the …

Bernie Sanders: 'Poor People Don't Vote...That's Just a Fact'

Sen. Bernie Sanders has built his campaign on a message of combating income inequality, but that message doesn't seem to be resonating in many of the states with the country's highest levels of income inequality.<p>Of the 25 states with the highest levels, 17 have held primaries so far — and Hillary …

How Obama lost Europe

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama's visit to London this week may be his final curtain call as U.S. President. It's likely to be the last time he dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle.<p>READ: Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival<p>But Obama's brief drop-by, on his way to Germany from Saudi Arabia, will be …

After Weekend Sweep, Sanders Looks to Take Wisconsin

Wisconsin was one of the first places the Bernie Sanders phenomenon took root this year, and the underdog is hoping the state will deliver him another upset victory and some much-needed delegates in its primary next week.<p>Sanders put a sizable dent in frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s still-prohibitive …

Secret Service Finally Adds 'No Guns' Sign at White House

You probably already knew you couldn’t bring a gun into the President’s home, but now there’s also a sign confirming that fact.<p>The U.S. Secret …

LeBron's Cavaliers Fired David Blatt And The Internet Went Wild

It didn't take long for the MJ crying-face photoshops to appear.<p>LeBron James' Cleveland Cavliers fired head coach David Blatt on Friday afternoon, replacing him with assistant Tyronn Lue, who has already agreed to a multi-year deal with the team.<p>Since NBA Twitter is undoubtedly the most …

Basketball

Oceans Will Have More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Study Says

The world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic mass than fish mass by 2050, the World Economic Forum said Tuesday.<p>The use of plastics has …

52 photos of America's first lady on her 52nd birthday

As first lady, Michelle Obama has created initiatives promoting education and healthy living. She's known for her no-nonsense attitude — as well as her impeccable fashion sense.<p>In honor of her birthday, we've compiled 52 photos of one of America's coolest first ladies.

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This is what karma feels like: How the GOP’s Benghazi fraudsters sowed the seeds of their own destruction

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Demis Maryannakis)</b><p>The Benghazi committee has always been kabuki theater — but now the show’s up<p>Gary Legum<p>October 20, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Poor Trey Gowdy. This weekend the congressman running the House Select Committee investigating the attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi …

Bankrupt 50 Cent just posed with piles of money

Following a very public declaration of bankruptcy, 50 Cent is out to prove that he's not so broke after all.<p>On Wednesday morning, the rapper updated …

Obama Has Aged A Lot Since His First White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Barack Obama gave his first White House Correspondents' Dinner speech back in 2009, when he joked about Fox News, former Vice President Dick Cheney and first lady Michelle Obama's "right to bare arms."<p>Obama is attending the same event Saturday night, and photos from the two occasions show …

John Boehner defends Benjamin Netanyahu invitation

House Speaker John Boehner says he didn’t tell the White House about inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress because he “wanted to make sure there was no interference” from the administration.<p>President Barack Obama “doesn’t quite understand that …

Former Cake drummer gets prison for child molestation

(Reuters) - A former drummer in U.S. alternative rock band Cake has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting a three-year-old girl in 2009, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.<p>Peter Ivan McNeal was found guilty in March 2013 of one count of sexually …