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Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled. Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled.
Barack and Michelle Obama have attended the unveiling of their official portraits at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Former US President Obama said his portrait by Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his Old Master-style depiction of African-Americans, was "pretty sharp". "Wow!" said Mrs Obama of her painting by Amy Sherald, another black artist, whose work addresses so...
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FBI might keep more secrets from Congress after Nunes memo release. FBI might keep more secrets from Congress after Nunes memo release.
WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee's dueling partisan memos about FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser will result in federal agents keeping secrets to themselves because they no longer trust Congress, experts warn. "It's already having an impact," said Mike Rogers, a retired Michigan Republican congressman and ex-FBI agent who chaired the committee from 2011-2014. "The intel...
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Student who hacked Sarah Palin's emails during 2008 campaign dies. Student who hacked Sarah Palin's emails during 2008 campaign dies.
MEMPHIS — David Kernell, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville student who guessed his way into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s personal email account in 2008, died last week in California. He was 30. Kernell, son of Shelby County Schools board member and former Democratic state representative Mike Kernell, died of complications related to progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) ...
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Chicago, Detroit to see up to a foot of heavy snow; travel chaos expected. Chicago, Detroit to see up to a foot of heavy snow; travel chaos expected.
A winter storm bearing down on the Upper Midwest is expected to dump up to a foot of snow across the region later Thursday and through the day on Friday. Both Chicago and Detroit are in the cross hairs of the storm, and widespread flight delays and cancellations are likely at both cities’ airports. Airlines were already canceling flights for Friday. Nationwide, more than 450 flights have bee...
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House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo. House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo.
WASHINGTON – The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday night to release Democrats' rebuttal to a controversial Republican memo alleging that the FBI and Department of Justice abused their power to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Democrats have been eager to formally refute the four-page GOP memo, which was written by the committee's Republican staff at the di...
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Colorado teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for Pledge. Colorado teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for Pledge.
LAFAYETTE, Colorado — Police are investigating allegations a Colorado teacher assaulted a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday morning. Lafayette (Colo.) Police Commander Brian Rosipajia confirms investigators are looking into allegations against physical education teacher Karen Smith. Smith is a 20-year veteran of the school district, according to Boulder V...
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Melania Trump defies tradition to arrive alone at speech. Melania Trump defies tradition to arrive alone at speech.
First Lady Melania Trump broke with long-standing tradition when she arrived at her husband's State of the Union address alone. Her office told reporters it was because she was accompanying White House special guests of honour. But it has heightened speculation of a rift between her and President Donald Trump. They have not been seen together since a report that he paid a porn star to kee...
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State of the Union: GOP congresswomen to wear red, white and blue in troop salute. State of the Union: GOP congresswomen to wear red, white and blue in troop salute.
WASHINGTON — Republican House members will be joining Democrats in wearing specific colors to Tuesday night's State of the Union speech to send a message — except their outfits will be a bit more patriotic. Republican women in the House of Representatives plan to wear red, white and blue to show support for the military. A female member emailed her colleagues saying it was an idea from a co...
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Florida police: 7-year-old arrested for punching teacher. Florida police: 7-year-old arrested for punching teacher.
MIAMI – Miami police have arrested a 7-year-old boy accused of hitting his teacher. The Miami Herald cites a police report stating Mercy Álvarez’s son was handcuffed last Thursday for hitting the teacher. The first-grader was then hospitalized under the Florida Mental Health Act for a psychiatric evaluation and later discharged. WSVN-TV quotes a police report as stating the child was taken out ...
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Severe flu still widespread; baby boomers hit especially hard. Severe flu still widespread; baby boomers hit especially hard.
The country is in the coast-to-coast grips of a severe flu season, on track to be as bad as the outbreak that caused an estimated 56,000 deaths in 2014-2015, federal health officials said Friday. The flu remains widespread in 49 states, and reports of flu-like illnesses continued to rise through the third week of January, according to an update released by the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...
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