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Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting…

Thousands have gathered in cities across Germany to hold vigils for the victims of a racially motivated shooting amid growing calls for authorities to crack down on far-right extremism

Behold The Cosmic Jekyll And Hyde

NASA says that astronomers have discovered a cosmic Jekyll and Hyde.

Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi's 'Heartbeat…

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a lower court that first blocked the "heartbeat" law last May.

Trump Complains About Foreign Film Winning Best…

President Trump hasn't actually seen Parasite , but he is still certain that the South Korean movie should not have won the Oscar for best picture . "How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see?" he asked a crowd at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs Thursday night. He...

Police say 2 killed, 3 injured in Idaho shooting

Idaho police say at least two people were killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in Caldwell. A police officer was among the injured, and the suspect in the case was among the dead. (Feb. 21)

California May Apologize To Japanese Americans…

California is expected to pass a resolution formally apologizing for putting Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II. It was the largest single forced relocation in US history, with more than 100,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated around the country. Lawmakers and survivors say the apology is an important reminder for the nation not to repeat its past mistakes. Internment of Americans of Japanese descent was enacted by an executive order President Roosevelt.

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Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in…

Heavy rains and recent flooding across the Southeastern U.S. have highlighted a potential public safety concern for some dams. An Associated Press review has identified hundreds of high-hazard dams in the South that lack formal emergency action plans

USC to Offer Free Tuition to Students From…

USC to Offer Free Tuition to Students From Families Who Make Under $80,000 The University of Southern California announced it will soon phase in free tuition for select students. USC President Carol L. Folt announced that students from families that earn less than $80,000 annually will be eligible for free tuition. Home ownership will not be used to determine a student's financial need. The changes will reportedly be implemented with first-year students in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021. Once the policy is in full effect, it is estimated that around 4,000 students will be affected by the change in tuition costs. According to Folt's statement, the move will increase USC's undergraduate aid by more than $30 million annually.

Jurors Third Day Of Deliberations, Weinstein Trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein began their third day of deliberations in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. Weinstein, whose films include “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied the allegations and said any sexual encounters were consensual. Jurors on Wednesday reviewed parts of Haleyi’s testimony, as well as emails between her and Weinstein and emails from Weinstein mentioning her.

Russia Is Working to Reelect Trump, Lawmakers Are…

American intelligence officials told House lawmakers last week that Russia already is interfering in the presidential campaign in an effort to see President Trump reelected. Republican and Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee attended the meeting on what a Democratic official called a briefing on "the integrity of our...

Slippery streets make a mess in Raleigh

Bill Wadell was live in Raleigh, North Carolina, to talk about how the winter blast on Feb. 20 was affecting the city.

Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's…

Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study

Friday dawns at EU HQ but little light shed on…

The sun has risen over European Union headquarters but little light is being shed on how much closer the bloc’s 27 leaders might have moved toward resolving their standoff over a common budget for the next seven years

Wrestler says he was abused by university doctor

An Olympic wrestler is accusing a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and says the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. (Feb. 21)

Prof Canceled Class for Personal Reasons. Days…

An assistant economics professor at Iowa's Simpson College canceled her classes for what she called a "personal issue." Three days later, she was arrested for the alleged murder of her husband, the Des Moines Register reports. Gowun Park emailed students Sunday to cancel the upcoming week of classes and postpone...

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American women seek more than $66M in damages…

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation

Striking NASA Image Shows Thick White Clouds Near…

Check out this striking NASA image.

Canadian Police May Leave First Nations Lands…

Canadian officials say the RCMP's offer is a "significant" step toward a "more peaceable arrangement."

NSC Aide Is Out of White House After 'Anonymous…

A national security aide who's been rumored to be the author of a tell-all book about President Trump's White House is being moved out of it. Victoria Coates will begin her new job as a senior adviser for the Department of Energy on Monday, Reuters reports. White House officials said...

Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates

Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Colorado Springs, offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment. (Feb. 21)

Panama Nabs Tons Of Drugs In 'Homemade' Submarine

More than 5 tons of drugs were seized off the coast of Panama on Wednesday. According to CNN, the bust came after authorities spotted what appeared to be a semi-submersible vessel. Panama's National Aeronaval Service was patrolling the country's territorial waters when they found the "homemade" vessel near Bocas del Toro province. Authorities seized more than 5 tons of drugs inside the vessel and arrested four Colombian citizens. Panama did not specify what type of drugs were seized in the raid.

City that prayed, searched for missing girl to…

The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried is saying goodbye to a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later

13 Ways to Pamper Your Pet (Love Your Pet Day)

13 Ways to Pamper Your Pet Show your furry friends a little TLC with these 13 ways to spoil your pet. 1. Make Homemade Treats: You can bake them or find high-quality treats at the pet store. 2. Schedule a Spa Day: A good grooming can leave your furry friend looking and feeling amazing. 3. Plan a Luxury Vacation: Instead of leaving them at home, send them to a pet resort when you have to go on a trip. 4. Spring for Doggie Daycare: Daycare is a great way for your pet to play, train and go on walks. 5. Get a Dog Walker: While you’re working, a dog walker can help your pet get exercise and companionship. 6. Schedule Regular Checkups: Keep your pet healthy and happy with annual visits to the vet. 7. Go for Glamour Shots: Spoil your pet with attention through a photoshoot. 8. Build a Backyard Paradise: Your pet will love having a space of their own to roam free. 9. Get a Cozy Bed: Let your pet sleep in style with a bed that makes napping even better. 10. Schedule a Soothing Massage: A massage is the perfect way to help your pet relax. 11. Plan Activities: Try planning an afternoon each week where you do what your pet loves. 12. Give Lots of Praise and Petting: Show your pets you care and praise them for good behavior. 13. Make Time for One-on-One Play Time: There is no better way to pamper your pet than with the attention they love and crave.

Bloomberg Will Sell Company If Elected As…

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign said the Democratic presidential contender would sell his company if elected. Bloomberg mentioned selling Bloomberg LP, his financial information company, in the past. Analysts at Burton-Taylor International Consulting estimate the firm generated over $10 billion in revenue in 2019. Since entering the race for the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg’s numbers have grown in the polls. According to Reuters, he will appear in his first debate of the election cycle in Las Vegas.

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Consumer Reports Picks Toyota-Heavy Top 10…

Consumer Reports has driven the best, safest, and coolest new cars on the market, with the latest gadgets and features, so you don't have to. It's also tested them and crunched owner surveys and other data. And the results are in . Toyota dominated the annual top 10, claiming four spots...

Winter wonderland arrives to this backyard

Snow covered this backyard in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, on Feb. 20, giving the area a cozy winter atmosphere.

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.” Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’ He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place. Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial. Donald Trump, via Twitter Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019. The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.