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Former senator, astronaut John Glenn hospitalized

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former astronaut and US Sen. John Glenn, 95, was hospitalized "more than a week ago," according to Ohio State University spokesman Hank Wilson.<p>"Sen. Glenn is at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University (and) was admitted there more than a week ago," Wilson wrote in an email. …

Ohio State University

Conan's Lunchtime German Lesson With Flula Borg

Thanks to his good buddy Flula, Conan learns a few choice German phrases as he downs an absurd amount of German beer.

Humor

Dana Rohrabacher on human rights abuses in Russia: ‘Oh, baloney!’

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., a candidate to be secretary of state in the Trump administration, spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna …

Rights & Freedoms

Michael William Spicer's Obituary on The Providence Journal

SPICER, MICHAEL WILLIAM<br>72, of Barrington and Newport, R.I. passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 at his home in Barrington surrounded by his …

Obituaries

.@ConanOBrien in Berlin hilarious per usual -- on @TBSNetwork right now https://t.co/Vx82MnGF9X

Illegal Immigrant Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo Charged With Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation. Villasenor-Saucedo Was Previously Charged In Jefferson County District Court With Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Hit And Run Accident

Immigration

Re new EPA nominee, recall 2014 NYT story "Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General"

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General

The letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma carried a blunt accusation: Federal regulators were grossly overestimating the amount of air pollution caused by energy companies drilling new natural gas wells in his state.<p>But Mr. Pruitt left out one …

Understandably growing concerned about his @SBAgov loan going through -- https://t.co/zUiCO7DkuH

103-year-old Pearl Harbor Survivor visits The Lead - CNN Video

Pearl Harbor

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Politics

Syrian regime to rebels: Leave Aleppo or be killed - CNN Video

Aleppo

McConnell delivers touching tribute to Joe Biden - CNN Video

Joe Biden

Are diplomats lining up at Trump Hotel to curry favor? - CNN Video

TV

Sen. Ayotte: Senators playing politics with Mattis waiver - CNN Video

Politics

Retired Marine General tapped for Homeland Security - CNN Video

Security

Trump seeks advice from Obama, Rahm Emanuel - CNN Video

Rahm Emanuel

Washington Post Appends Editor's Note to Russian Propaganda Story

A lengthy editor’s note appeared Wednesday atop <b>Craig Timberg</b>‘s November 24 <i>Washington Post</i> story claiming that a Russian propaganda campaign aided the …

Propaganda

Mitch McConnell just gave a seriously moving tribute to Joe Biden

These days, there are very few truly bipartisan moments in the bitterly divided Congress. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered one of the most authentic, moving and memorable cross-aisle tributes I've seen in years.<p>One of Vice President Biden's Delaware colleagues, …

Republicans