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Comedy

Senator @JohnKennedyLA weighs in on @realDonaldTrump ‘S%^*hole’ comment and controversy. ‘It’s starting to look like a bunch of kids in the back of a mini-van.’ @GarrettHaake @HallieJackson @KasieDC @wdsu https://t.co/axgbUnikfM

Diaz-Balart silent on Trump's 'shithole' remarks

<b>MIAMI</b> - As the controversy over President Donald Trump's comments about African and Haitian immigrants deepens, one South Florida lawmaker who was …

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Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back after a long holiday weekend, lawmakers must reach an agreement on a budget plan before the Friday deadline when government funding runs out, but demands from each side of the aisle are impeding progress on negotiations.<p>For a spending deal, Republicans want to secure a long-term …

U.S. Congress

Returning from a trip to Afghanistan. God bless are men and women in uniform. Thank you and your families for your service and sacrifice every day!This Army wife appreciates you! #USStrong #Afghanistan #GodBlessOurTroops ❤️🇺🇸 https://t.co/YZL9ZDXNZW

Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Worst to Best

Anthologies are all the rage these days, from Ryan Murphy’s ever-expanding empire of not-so-mini mini-series to Joe Swanberg’s recent collection of …

TV

Overnight temperature plunge hits eastern United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, Cleveland residents enjoyed a balmy day with a high of 60 degrees.<p>Just 24 hours later, the temperature sat at a frigid 18 degrees.<p>The Ohio city was among several in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast that saw sharply plunging temperatures followed by freezing rain, sleet and …

Weather

“My Brother’s Keeper.” Artist Watson Mere is an American born Artist of Haitian decent who lives in Philadelphia. https://t.co/rFRAaZtcJ5

Medgar Evers is buried in Section 36, Grave 1431. #HonorThem https://t.co/0K0Yq8fSlU

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Strength to Love, 1963 https://t.co/i4QmBSN6c4

13 Siblings, Some Shackled to Beds, Were Held Captive by Parents, Police Say

Law enforcement officers in Riverside County, Calif., on Sunday rescued six children and seven adults who had been held captive by their parents in their house, some of them shackled to their beds, the authorities said.<p>One of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped from the house in the city of …

Crime

Eliza Dushku’s Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Joel Kramer, the stunt coordinator accused of sexually assaulting Eliza Dushku when she was 12 years old, is the subject of two further allegations …

Crime

Charleston Gazette-Mail is being prepped for sale, documents state

<b>CHARLESTON, W.Va. —</b> West Virginia’s largest newspaper is being marketed for sale, according to court documents filed this week.Bankruptcy may also be …

Pulitzer Prize

Eisenhower’s reading copy for his farewell address from Oval Office on “military industrial complex,” this week 1961: https://t.co/UNSPXDmubY

The texts loved ones sent during the Hawaii missile alert mishap

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hawaiian residents and vacationers spent 38 horrific minutes preparing for an incoming ballistic missile and possible death on Saturday, until the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency corrected a false alarm message.<p>Some of their family members tried to warn others of the impending danger …

Empathy

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

I’m apparently the victim of sexual assault. And if you’re a sexually active woman in the 21st century, chances are that you are, too.<p>That is what I learned from the “exposé” of Aziz Ansari published this weekend by the feminist website Babe — arguably the worst thing that has happened to the …

Feminism

Simone Biles says she, too, was abused by former USA team doctor

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for sexually abusing girls in his care, American gymnast Simone Biles has come forward to say me, too.<p>"I, too, am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar," she said Monday afternoon in a …

Olympics

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day on, not a day off. It is a day of service to our communities, to our brothers and sisters, and to generations yet unborn so that we all may continue Dr. King’s work of building the beloved community. #goodtrouble https://t.co/9xB7sRB6AF

Dr. King was my friend, my brother, my leader. He was the moral compass of our nation and he taught us to recognize the dignity and worth of every human being. #goodtrouble https://t.co/2OdUL5clIa

Feelings... 💭 #MeToo https://t.co/ICiu0FCa0n

FactCheck.org

In our roundup of 2016 claims, we hypothesized that SciCheck would have no dearth of false and misleading claims to cover in 2017. That proved true. …

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After years living in the U.S. for 30 years, a 39-year-old immigrant in metro Detroit was deported this morning to Mexico. Escorted by ICE agents, he said bye to wife and 2 kids before boarding. He was brought to US from Mexico when he was 10-yrs-old, too old to qualify for DACA: https://t.co/KFPeweaMbG

I think about this passage, which is toward the end, a lot. https://t.co/plFyljpJZO

U.S. Warned Jared Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch

Officials said the businesswoman could be trying to further Beijing’s interests, people familiar with the matter say<p>WASHINGTON—U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent …

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