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New York Appeals Court Tosses $4 Million Defamation Suit Against Trump

JACKSON, MS - DECEMBER 09: President Donald Trump speaks after touring the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on December 9, 2017 in Jackson, Mississippi. The museum had a grand opening event and hopes to promote a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a "real dummy" on Twitter.

Food Stamp Program Costs Hit Seven-Year Low

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The amount of money the federal government spends on the food stamp program has hit a seven-year low, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data outlining the cost of the food stamp program.

Merriam-Webster Declares ‘Feminism’ as the Word of the Year for 2017

This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, photo taken in New York shows the word feminism listed in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster has revealed “feminism” as its word of the year for 2017 on Tuesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
The dictionary Merriam-Webster is declaring "feminism" as its word of the year for 2017, nominating the word "complicit" as its runner-up.

CNN Airs Segment on Trump’s Soda Habit While NYC Terror Attack Unfolded

Police block a street by Port Authority Bus Terminal near New York’s Times Square following an explosion on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police say the explosion happened in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
CNN aired a segment on President Donald Trump's soda consumption while New York City grappled with an attempted terrorist attack Monday morning.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway Support Bullied Tennessee Middle Schooler


Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway are the latest high-profile figures offering support for a bullied Tennessee middle school student who recounted his experiences in a video that has gone viral.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Punched, Dragged Other Cop in Parking Lot

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A graphic video from a Florida deputy's body camera and surveillance footage captured the tense fight between a man and a police officer before another officer fatally shot the suspected attacker.

Maryland Man Drives 1,300 Miles to Return Dog to Its Owner

Good morning!! The amazing adventure of Zach and Zimba continues. They just checked in from Cave Spring Missouri... driving straight through!! Be safe, guys!
One Maryland man literally went the extra mile to return a lost dog to his owner more than 1,000 miles away.

Report: Robert Mueller’s Deputy Attended Hillary Clinton’s Election Night Party

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FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top deputy attended Hillary Clinton's election night party in New York City, according to a report released Friday.

Florida Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Leaving Bacon in Mosque, Smashing Windows Gets 15 Years in Prison

Michael Wolfe, of Titusville, took a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to criminal mischief Tuesday in connection with the January 2016 incident and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars with an additional 15 years of probation following his release. He was convicted of a hate crime for leaving bacon in a mosque and breaking the mosque's windows.
A Florida man convicted of a hate crime for leaving bacon in a mosque and breaking the mosque's windows has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Report: DOJ Officials Pouring over More than 10,000 Strzok Texts After Discovering Anti-Trump Messages

A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week.
Justice Department officials are poring over more than 10,000 text messages between two ex-FBI agents booted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe after agents discovered the two made anti-Trump comments.

Report: DOJ Officials Poring over More than 10,000 Strzok Texts After Discovering Anti-Trump Messages

A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week.
Justice Department officials are poring over more than 10,000 text messages between two ex-FBI agents booted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe after agents discovered the two made anti-Trump comments.

Online Retailers Selling Hillary Clinton ‘Resistmas’ Tree Toppers

Not getting what you want for Christmas? Don't worry, this Hillary tree topper has an excuse for it!
Members of the "Resistance" can rejoice this holiday season as some online retailers have decided to sell Hillary Clinton Christmas tree toppers.

Online Retailers Selling Hillary Clinton ‘Resistmas’ Tree Toppers

Not getting what you want for Christmas? Don't worry, this Hillary tree topper has an excuse for it!
Members of the "Resistance" can rejoice this holiday season as some online retailers have decided to sell Hillary Clinton Christmas tree toppers.

Patagonia Blasts Trump’s National Monument Orders, Tells Customers ‘the President Stole Your Land’

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario receives applause after being acknowledge by US President Barack Obama during an event highlighting important middle class issues on April 16, 2015 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The outdoor clothing giant Patagonia blasted President Trump's executive orders that would reduce the size of two Utah national monuments Tuesday, in their latest move to push its progressive activism on its customers.

Democrat Lawmaker Claims Pelosi Knew About Sexual Harassment Allegations Last Year, yet Still Campaigned for Him

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has called on Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., to step down after sexual misconduct allegations lodged against the Nevada congressman went public. Kihuen has apologized for his actions, but has not said he will resign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A freshman Democratic lawmaker claimed Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knew about the sexual harassment allegations against him since 2016, before he got elected.

Latest Conyers Accuser: Congressman Brought Up Chandra Levy When I Rejected Sexual Advances

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A former female intern for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) said that the Michigan Democrat brought up murdered Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy when she rejected his sexual advances.

Another Democrat Used Secret Congressional ‘Slush Fund’ to Settle Sexual Harassment Allegations

Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from 1MDB through money-laundering triggered a corruption scandal that has embroiled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who founded the fund. He has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Evidence reveals that another Democrat used a secret congressional "slush fund" to settle sexual harassment allegations, according to a report.

Puerto Rico Pays Gov’t Employees $100 Million in Bonuses After Asking for $94 Billion in Federal Disaster Relief

A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. / AFP PHOTO / Ricardo ARDUENGO (Photo credit should read RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares asked federal taxpayers to pay $94 billion towards the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria, then reportedly spent $100 million on Christmas bonuses for the territory's government employees.

Police: 18-Year-Old Arrested After Admitting He Molested More than 50 Children

Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, after allegedly confessing to molesting upwards of 50 children since he was 10 years old.
An 18-year-old man from California has been arrested after he admitted that he molested more than 50 children, police said.

VIDEO: Masked Man Hurls Molotov Cocktail into Brooklyn Supermarket

A masked man hurled a Molotov cocktail inside a Brooklyn supermarket and then took off on a motorcycle, police said Friday.
A masked man threw a Molotov cocktail inside a Brooklyn supermarket early Wednesday morning, causing mass panic among customers at the scene, witnesses say.

Illegal Alien Convicted of Sexual Assault Deported from U.S. 20 Times

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A Mexican man convicted of sexual assault and other charges who was in the U.S. illegally had been deported from the U.S. 20 times, court documents show.

McDonald’s Worker to Receive $110,000 Reward for Leading Police to Alleged Serial Killer

Delonda Walker, a McDonalds manager in Tampa, Florida, will receive a $110,000 reward for leading police to an alleged serial killer even though she did not report the crime through the city’s tip line, officials said.
A McDonald's manager in Tampa, Florida, will receive a $110,000 reward for leading police to an alleged serial killer even though she did not report the crime through the city's tip line, officials said.

Amazon Delivery Woman Defecates in Customer’s Front Yard

An Amazon driver making deliveries in a California neighborhood left an unpleasant surprise in the front of one customer’s house: defecation.
An Amazon driver making deliveries in a California neighborhood left an unpleasant surprise in front of a customer's house.

Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

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Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment.

Today Show Staff ‘Outraged’ at Megyn Kelly’s ‘Insensitive’ Reaction to Matt Lauer’s Firing

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Staffers at the Today show are outraged at Megyn Kelly's reaction to Matt Lauer's firing, claiming she made it all about her, instead of showing respect for his accusers.

FLASHBACK VIDEO: Matt Lauer Tells Meredith Vieira to ‘Keep Bending Over like That’

Matt Lauer, of the NBC "Today" television show, joins his co-host Meredith Vieira during a segment of the show, in New York Thursday Feb. 1, 2007. NBC's "Today" show will add a fourth hour in September, stretching television's most popular and lucrative morning show nearly into lunchtime. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Former NBC Today show host Matt Lauer was allegedly caught on a hot mic whispering inappropriate comments to former co-anchor Meredith Vieira on a Today show broadcast, video footage shows.

Iraqi Immigrant Pleads Guilty to $1.4 Million Food Stamp Fraud

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An Iraqi immigrant who owned a halal market in Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty to using his store to commit millions of dollars in food stamp fraud.

Flashback Video: Pocahontas Descendant Not Offended by Trump’s Nickname for Elizabeth Warren

FILE- In this March 27, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Warren is slated to deliver the commencement address at Boston’s Wheelock College on Friday, May 19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
A descendant of Pocahontas says she is not offended by President Trump's nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Katie Couric on Matt Lauer in 2012: He ‘Pinched Me on the Ass a Lot’

Matt Lauer says his farewell to Katie Couric, his exiting co-host of the NBC "Today" television program in the studio, Wednesday May 31, 2006. With Lauer bringing the tissues, the "Today" show threw a going-away party Wednesday for 15-year host Katie Couric, who is leaving to become the next anchor of the "CBS Evening News." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
As NBC is reeling over the news of Matt Lauer's firing for alleged sexual misconduct, an interview from 2012 has surfaced of Katie Couric claiming that her former Today show coworker, Matt Lauer, "pinched" her rear.

Report: Congressional Black Caucus Members Trying to Convince Conyers to Resign

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Conyers called on the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee to preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits when making their decision on cutting the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Several Congressional Black Caucus members are trying to convince Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign, according to a report Tuesday.

Report: Congressional Black Caucus Members Trying to Convince Conyers to Resign

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Conyers called on the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee to preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits when making their decision on cutting the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Several Congressional Black Caucus members are trying to convince Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign, according to a report Tuesday.

Consumer Confidence Breaks Another Record, Hits 17-Year High

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Consumer confidence in the U.S. is soaring yet again as it reached a 17-year high this month, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index survey.

Trump Family Christmas Card Wishes Families ‘Merry Christmas’ Instead of ‘Happy Holidays’

The official White House Christmas card signed by President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump is seen in the East Garden Room during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Trump is fulfilling his promise to bring back "Merry Christmas" to the White House by including the phrase in his 2017 White House Christmas card.

Skeleton-Filled Ghost Ship on Japanese Coast May Contain Remains of North Korean Defectors

Monday's discovery comes just days after a boat with eight North Korean fishermen also docked on Japan's coast. (Kyodo News via AP)
A skeleton-filled ghost ship that washed ashore on the Japanese coast may contain the remains of North Korean defectors, Japan's Coast Guard announced Monday.

New Home Sales in U.S. Reach Highest Level in Ten Years

The sales of new single-family US homes quickened for the second straight month in October, rising to the highest level since the housing bubble, according to data
Sales of new, single-family U.S. homes reached their highest level in ten years due to an increase in housing demand across the country.

NYC High School Teacher Allegedly Became Student’s ‘Sugar Daddy,’ Paid Cash for Sex

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A New York City high school teacher allegedly became a 17-year-old student's "sugar daddy," giving her cash and a taxpayer-funded job in exchange for sex.

Fake News: Morning Joe Caught Pretending Pre-Taped Day After Thanksgiving Show Was Live

An executive for MSNBC said there was no intention to be deceitful. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)
MSNBC's Morning Joe viewers are slamming the show's hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for passing off their post-Thanksgiving show as a live broadcast.

Man Goes Partially Blind After Orgasm Following ‘Vigorous’ Sex

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A man went partially blind in one eye after "vigorous" sex caused him to orgasm too hard, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal.

House Democrat Rep. Kathleen Rice: Conyers Should Resign

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Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) is calling on Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to resign after the Michigan legislator was accused of sexual harassment by former employees, mainly because she says an ethics investigation would "take forever."

Former Capitol Hill Staffer: Rep. John Conyers Came to Meeting in Underwear

Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) listens to testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill May 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. Attorney General Holder told the committee that several people have been arrested after search warrants were served in the case of the bombing attempt in Times Square. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A woman who used to work as the top Democratic lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee said that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) once showed up to a meeting wearing nothing but his underwear.
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