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California Gov. Gavin Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president

California Gov. Gavin Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Kamala Harris, who represents the Golden State in the US Senate, for president in 2020. Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor, said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Friday that he has known Harris for decades and she did “an extraordinary job with a very progressive…MORE

Payless is closing all its 2,100 US stores

Payless is closing all its 2,100 US stores

Payless is the latest retail chain to close up shop in the United States. The discount shoe store will close all 2,100 of its locations in the United States and Puerto Rico in the coming months, a spokesperson told CNN Business on Friday. Liquidation sales will begin on Sunday and stores will begin closing in…MORE

Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency

Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency

President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long’s resignation earlier this week. Jeffrey Byard is currently FEMA’s associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery, the “senior-most executive over disaster response, recovery, logistics, and field operations,” according to a statement from the…MORE

Kushner readies for spring launch of US Middle East peace plan

Kushner readies for spring launch of US Middle East peace plan

The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland. During a presentation Thursday, Kushner confirmed that the Trump…MORE

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

John Probst says he recognized the gunman. An employee at the Henry Pratt company, which specializes in making valves, Probst told CNN affiliate WLS-TV on Friday that he saw a man holding what appeared to be a pistol with a laser scope. He recognized him as a coworker. “One of the guys was up in…MORE

Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks

Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks

Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors. During its investigation of the Russian hack of the Democrats, “the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen…MORE

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21.…MORE

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Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

It’s been two weeks since Jussie Smollett says he was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood and a lot has occurred thus far. With all the twists and turns it can be hard to keep up with the case, but here’s what we know so far: What happened Chicago police confirmed they were investigating a possible…

Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams

Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams

Yes, they are musicians who share the same last name and the same birthday, but Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams. This fact has become crucial in light of a report by the New York Times that includes allegations Ryan Adams engaged in sexually charged text messages and conversations with a girl who was underage…

‘Carlton Dance’ refused copyright registration

‘Carlton Dance’ refused copyright registration

It’s not unusual for the “Carlton Dance” to be loved by anyone, but the US Copyright Office apparently doesn’t think it’s all that special. Former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has been involved in a lawsuit with Take-Two Interactive, publisher of the video game “NBA 2K,” and the publisher of “Fortnite” over avatars…