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US promises ‘toughest and most aggressive’ economic sanctions against N. Korea just before Olympics

Two days before attending the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea that the U.S. will maintain its unyielding stance in dealing the country’s nuclear missile program. North Korea will attend the games under a unification flag with South Korea. According to …

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Boy, 11, dies saving friend who fell through icy pond: ‘God made him, and he made an angel’

Anthony Perez, 11, and his friend were on the banks of a pond in Queens, New York, on Tuesday afternoon when Anthony’s friend — despite warning signs about thin ice — began walking out on the frozen water. Image source: WCBS-TV video screenshot Suddenly, Anthony’s …

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Elementary principal pens letter telling community he’s transgender, identifies as male and female

Tom Daniels, an elementary school principal at the Stanley School in Swampscott, Massachusetts, told the local community Tuesday that he is transgender and will be going by his ambiguous middle name, Shannon, going forward. What are the details? Daniels, 52, in a letter published by The …

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Alabama sued for ‘blatant cruelty’ toward transgender people seeking driver’s licenses

Alabama’s requirement that transgender people provide medical proof to change the gender on their driver’s license is discriminatory, a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three transgender people alleges, according to Reuters. What’s the issue? The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency requires …

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Armed man confronts crook breaking into car in his driveway. Crook charges at him — a fatal error.

Robert Morton, 20, was upstairs in his Lawrenceville, Georgia, home just before 1 a.m. Friday when he heard a noise, Gwinnett police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He grabbed his firearm and went to investigate,” Cpl. Wilbert Rundles told the paper. Morton found 50-year-old James Brock …

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Grassley memo makes stark allegation against Hillary Clinton camp

Senator Chuck Grassley (D-Iowa) released a memo Tuesday detailing stark allegations against the Hillary Clinton campaign that had only been hinted at in the prior weeks. Here are the allegations: The Grassley memo says that associates of the Hillary Clinton campaign had been supplying damaging …

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New York democrats introduce bill that would require Tide Pods to look less appetizing

A pair of New York Democrats have introduced a bill in the New York State Assembly that they say is necessary to combat the consumption of Tide Pods. The bill would require the pods to packaged in a uniform color, as well as requiring each …

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Trey Gowdy attacked a Democrat talking point on the FISA memo – here’s what he said

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) explained why a Democrat talking point attempting to undermine the validity of the FISA memo just doesn’t hold water in his view. Here’s what Gowdy said: “It seems like the biggest,” asked Martha McCallum, “one of the big bones of contention, …

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House passes bill to avert Thursday shutdown; Senate still horse trading

The House of Representatives passed another short-term continuing resolution Tuesday night that would bolster military spending and keep the government funded through March 23rd. The measure passed 245-182, with eight Republicans crossing over to vote “no,” and 17 Democrats crossing over to vote “yes.” The …

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Trump: ‘I’d love to see a shutdown’ unless the immigration deal changes

President Trump is being criticized for saying that unless the immigration deal is changed to meet his standards, he would “love to see a shutdown” of the government. Here’s video of his comments: Here’s what he said in context: “If we don’t change the legislation,” …

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