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Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy After Wave of Potential Lawsuits

By Elaine Owen, from Associated Press Reports — After hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday (Feb. 18) hoping to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to continue. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, […]

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OIC rejects Trump’s Mideast plan, tells member states not to ‘enforce it in any way or form’

OIC rejects Trump’s Mideast plan, tells member states not to ‘enforce it in any way or form’ The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday rejected United States President Donald Trump’s plan for the Middle East, calling on its 57 member states not to help implement it. The pan-Islamic body, which represents more than 1.5 […]

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Trump falsely claims his SOTU TV viewership was ‘highest’ in history

By Dylan Stableford, Senior Writer,Yahoo News President Trump says the 45.6 million television viewers for his first State of the Union address was “the highest number in history.” IT WAS NOT. NOT EVEN CLOSE. “Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. […]

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Nationwide, More Students are Experiencing Homelessness Than Ever Before

By Elaine Owen, Fannin Sentinel Editor The number of public school students experiencing homelessness in the US increased from 1.3 million in the 2015-2016 school year to 1.5 million in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a study by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). The 2017-18 number was the highest number that the […]

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Delegate Race – Iowa Caucus

Delegate Race – Iowa Caucus Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. with 62% Reporting Mayor Pete Leads  

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Groundhog Day 2020: No shadow! Phil predicts early spring is coming

On Groundhog Day 2020, Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow. And as the legend goes, this means we’re in for an early spring. The Pennsylvania groundhog isn’t the only weather- predicting rodent in this quirky American tradition, but he is the most famous. And according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, his opinion is the […]

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Trump Is Rushing to Make His Border Wall Look Like a Success Before November

By Zak Cheney-Rice, The Intelligencer Before Donald Trump announced his ultimately successful run for president in 2015, he was a blowhard real-estate magnate turned reality-TV host who couldn’t remember basic talking points about his own nascent campaign. Advisers knew he needed help, so in order to keep him on message regarding a key feature of […]

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Exclusive: Drugmakers from Pfizer to GSK to hike U.S. prices on over 200 drugs

REUTERS NEWS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.L) and Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) are planning to hike U.S. list prices on more than 200 drugs in the United States on Wednesday, according to drugmakers and data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors. Nearly all of the price increases […]

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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Islamist Militant Group al Shabaab Attacks Kenya Base Used by Kenyan, US Forces

SUN, JAN 5 REUTERS NEWS KEY POINTS ● Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group attacked a military base in Kenya Sunday, Jan. 5. ● The base is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames. ● U.S. Africa Command confirmed an attack on the […]

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