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No one to vote? Nevada Democrats puzzle over…

Democrats in one Nevada county were left wondering about the possibility of a phantom precinct after no one from there voted during the caucuses

This Baby Otter Can't Stop Kissing Man

We live in stressful times, but there is a baby otter that is so adorable, it can make you forget your troubles for a while.

House Passes Legislation To Classify Lynching As…

​The House voted 410-4 to approve the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

Police: Molson Coors Worker Killed 6, Including…

A Molson Coors worker fatally shot five people and himself Wednesday at the company's sprawling Milwaukee campus, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. No names have been released, but police say the shooter was a 51-year-old male who used two handguns, one with a silencer (which is legal in Wisconsin if it's...

Gunman kills 5, self at Milwaukee brewery complex

After a shooting at Milwaukee's Molson Coors brewery complex killed six employees, including the gunman, a nearby bar opened its doors to the evacuated workers. (Feb. 26)

How Your Allergy Medicine Can Mess With Your Skin

Allure Magazine reports your trusty allergy medicine just might be affecting your skin. Specifically, dry skin can be caused by antihistamines. Histamine performs many important functions. But it can also lead to allergic symptoms like sneezing, itching, and runny nose. Antihistamines block certain receptors that cause those annoying symptoms, but they also block sebum production. Sebum is the protective oil found on the skin and scalp, making skin moist and hair shiny. On the other hand, people with oily hair and oily skin may see a benefit from taking antihistamines.

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Islanders who suffered 1940s war atrocities on…

The 1941 Japanese invasion of Guam set off nearly three years of internment, torture and rape

Jif Peanut Butter Attempts to Settle Jif/GIF…

Jif Peanut Butter Attempts to Settle Jif/GIF Debate The peanut butter brand will be releasing a GIF jar to "settle the great debate" over the correct way to pronounce GIF. The limited edition jar can be found on Amazon for $10. How to pronounce GIF has been a popular debate almost since the creation of the looping image format. Some pronounce it with a "soft G," as in Jif peanut butter, while others contend it's pronounced with a "hard G." GIF creator Steve Wilhite declared in 2013 that GIF is pronounced with a "soft G." Regardless, internet debate continues. National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is on March 1.

Buttigieg Deletes Controversial Anti-Sanders Tweet

Pete Buttigieg's tweeting has gotten him into trouble. “We can’t afford a scenario where it comes down to Donald Trump with his nostalgia for the social order of the 1950's and Bernie Sanders with his nostalgia for the revolutionary politics of the 1960's. #DemDebate,” The tweet attempted to belittle Sanders and the “revolutionary politics” of the U.S. during the 1960s. Buttigieg deleted the tweet soon after posting it. It’s not immediately clear why the tweet was deleted. Gizmodo said the tweet echoed the same sentiment Buttigieg hammered in Tuesday's debate.

'Loud and Abrasive Call' Might Ruin College…

Lori Loughlin, wondering what to read tonight? Try TMZ . The tabloid news site reports that Rick Singer, ringleader in the college admissions scandal, says the FBI angrily told him to lie about a key aspect of the case. One accused parent, Elisabeth Kimmel, made a legal filing Wednesday that claims...

English river breaches flood barriers

People in the town of Ironbridge, England, were evacuated on Feb. 26 as the River Severn breached flood barriers.

Congress Makes Lynching a Federal Crime

Congress Makes Lynching a Federal Crime Passed unanimously by the Senate last year, the House approved the bill by a vote of 410 to four. Since a similar bill was first introduced 120 years ago, nearly 200 efforts to designate lynching as a federal crime have failed. Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush introduced the bill, named after Emmett Till. Till was 14-years-old when he was kidnapped, tortured and violently murdered in Mississippi for flirting with a white woman. The bill was approved by the House 65 years after Till's murder sparked outrage across the U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, via NBC News It is thought that the U.S. has been host to more than 4,000 lynchings, the majority of which were black men and women.

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new…

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the new coronavirus threat brings, even as health authorities warn Americans that more infections are coming

Today in History for February 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Germany's Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children's TV host Fred Rogers dies. (Feb. 27)

Trump Addresses Nation Over Coronavirus

President Trump held a presser about the coronavirus Wednesday as the US announced its first case of unknown origin—meaning the person had apparently not traveled abroad or come on contact with a confirmed case, the Washington Post reports. As for Trump, he's putting Mike Pence on the case. "I'm...

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Sanders' rise fuels Dems' angst over keeping…

Democrats are increasingly anxious about Bernie Sanders and the damage they feel the party's presidential front-runner could do to their prospects of retaining House control

Observatory Captures A 'Celestial Hourglass'

An observatory has captured a "celestial hourglass."

President Trump On Coronavirus: Risk To American…

Vice President Mike Pence has been appointed to lead the government's coronavirus response team.

Clooney Reacts to Nespresso-Linked Child Labor…

George Clooney has been Nespresso's brand ambassador since 2006, but after an investigation claimed to find six of the company's Guatemalan coffee suppliers use child labor, the actor is expressing regret. Per Deadline and CNN , he says he joined Nespresso's sustainability advisory board seven years ago (along with the Rainforest...

Trump picks Pence to head govt. response to virus

President Donald Trump declares that the U.S. is ready for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, as he puts Vice President Mike Pence in charge of overseeing the nation's response. (Feb. 26)

CDC Chief Under Fire For Coronavirus Missteps

Robert Redfield was picked by President Donald Trump to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018. Prior to that, Redfield was a well-known AIDS researcher and favorite of Christian conservatives. Redfield has helped implement sweeping plans to fight HIV and opioids in the US, while pushing to tackle Ebola abroad. But confronted by the increasingly global coronavirus outbreak, CDC and Redfield’s actions are now under intense scrutiny.

Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat…

One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump

Steven Spielberg Will Not Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Steven Spielberg Will Not Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Spielberg is handing off the iconic franchise after 39 years. Sources say that ‘Ford v Ferrari’ director James Mangold is in talks to take over, though no deal has been closed. A source close to Spielberg says his departure was entirely his own decision, and he will remain a hands-on producer. Harrison Ford is still set to return as the titular character in the upcoming film. The film’s release has been pushed back twice, with the current date set for July 9, 2021.

Sharpova Retires

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis. "Tennis—I'm saying goodbye," she wrote in an emotional column in Vanity Fair. "Tennis gave me a life. I'll miss it everyday." The Russian star won five Grand Slam titles during her 17 year professional career. Her last was Wimbledon in 2014. In 2016 she was banned for 15 months after testing positive for a banned substance. When she returned to the court in 2017, she picked up just one WTA title win. She retires ranked 373rd in the world.

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Drive a Pricey Car? These Studies Don't Think…

What kind of person buys an expensive car? "The answers were unambiguous: self-centered men who are argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable, and unempathetic are much more likely to own a high-status car such as an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes." That's straight from the press release regarding one of two recent studies that...

Taking Ash Wednesday traditions outside

With cold weather across much of the country, more churches are offering Ash Wednesday services to people in their cars.

San Francisco Announces Local Emergency Due to…

San Francisco Announces Local Emergency Due to Coronavirus There are currently no cases of the virus in California's fourth-biggest city, but the call comes after the CDC said Americans should expect infections to rise. SF Mayor London Breed, via statement The health agency made the declaration after coronavirus has been discovered in several countries. It originated in China and has since spread to Italy, Iran, South Korea and many other countries. According to Reuters, the United States has at least 14 confirmed cases of coronavirus. All but two of them are related to travel outside of the country.