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    Yes we can? Voters call on Obama to run for president – of France

    PARIS – Could France elect Barack Obama president? Not really — but that’s not stopping the organizers of Obama17, a guerrilla campaign trying to entice the former U.S. president to head to Paris. “It’s totally crazy, but the cool thing is that once you get past that, you start thinking that maybe it’s possible. Who cares that he’s not French? He’s Barack Obama,” one of the campaign organizers told CNN. Oui on peut … (?) #obama2017 #streetsofparis pic.twitter.com/v6ptl9DSJB — Romuald […]

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    Transgender high school wrestler target of Texas lawsuit

    HOUSTON – The ongoing debate over transgender policies in Texas has moved from the bathroom to the wrestling mat. Mack Beggs, 17, from Euless, Texas is a wrestler for Trinity High School who is competing in this weekend’s state championship — in the girls division. Beggs is almost two years into a female-to-male transition.  Because he’s listed as female on his birth certificate, the UIL rulebook won’t let Mack wrestle boys.  So, he’s been competing and winning  against girls all season. Earlier this […]

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    J.C. Penney closing up to 140 stores and two distribution centers

    Problems continue to mount for troubled retailer J.C. Penney The department store chain announced it will close up to 140 stores in the coming months, as well as two distribution centers. J.C. Penney is expected to reveal which stores will close next month. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost by the closures, but J.C. Penney said it would also offer early retirement to 6,000 of its full-time workers. The move is the latest example of retailers cutting back […]

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    Shirt tucked over woman’s windshield was a ‘random prank’

    FLINT, Mich. — The 19-year-old woman who posted a Facebook warning after finding a shirt laid over her windshield was the victim of a “random prank,” police say. On Feb. 16, Ashley Hardacre had just finished working at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan, and walked across the dark parking lot to her car – when she found a blue flannel shirt thrown over her windshield and tucked underneath a windshield wiper. “There were two cars near me and one […]

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    How Star Wars and Donald Trump could pave the way for women in film

    By Jen Gerson Uffalussy, Contributor New data out this week from the Center for Women in Television and Film reports that in 2016, women accounted for just 29 percent of all protagonists in the year’s 100 top domestic grossing films. Furthermore, females accounted for just 37 percent of all major characters and comprised just 32 percent of all feature characters in this year’s biggest box office earners. Disheartened? Don’t be.  Because experts are sure things are, in fact, getting better. Even […]

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    What conservatives are saying about Trump and Russia

    By Megan Carpentier When it comes to the Trump administration’s diplomatic outreach to Russia — particularly in order to cooperate on combating Islamic State militants — the policy of engagement has been overshadowed by debate over motivations behind an alliance. As with any political football, the back-and-forth about the personal and professional ties of President Trump’s inner circle to the Russian government has led some commentators to speculate that conservative activists are aligning with the president’s new policies and, by extension, with […]

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    Olathe man charged with murder, attempted murder in triple shooting

    OLATHE, Kan. – Adam Purinton, 51, is the man Johnson County prosecutors charged on Thursday with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of premeditated attempted murder related to the shooting of three men Wednesday night at Austins Bar & Grill, 2103 East 151st Street, in Olathe. Police and prosecutors say Purinton shot the three men at Austins Wednesday night at about 7:15 p.m., then fled the scene as the victims were taken to a hospital. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died from […]

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    ‘A roof over my kids’ head is what’s important’: Single mom’s tax return Facebook post goes viral

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – A single mother’s Facebook post about using her tax return to provide for her kids before herself is going viral. Christina Knaack, a single mother who works a minimum-wage job to support a 4-month-old and 2-year-old, posted a picture on Wednesday of a $5,400 tax refund receipt along with strong words about the money and how she plans to spend it. “I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or […]

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    Victims’ advocates warn about new ‘Benadryl Cocktail’ rape drug

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sexual predators have used a number of drugs to attack their victims. Now predators have begun using a common over the counter medicine to incapacitate both adults and children, prompting a warning from victims advocates. It’s called the “Benadryl Cocktail” says Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims Services and Outreach at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. The liquid version of the popular allergy medicine is slipped into drinks and then given to the unsuspecting victims.  Sometimes done […]

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    Mike Pence blames ‘liberal activists’ for town hall protests

    By Ese Olumhense ‘So-called angry crowds’ are ‘liberal activists’ Vice President Mike Pence blamed “liberal activists” on Wednesday for the recent, heated protests that have taken place at Republican legislators’ town halls across the United States. Frustrated constituents have cornered GOP lawmakers at public forums and events in the last few weeks, demanding answers to tough questions on subjects ranging from the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the White House’s rumored relationship with Russia. “The nightmare […]

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    Watch LIVE video of a giraffe giving birth at ‘Animal Adventure Park’

    HARPURSVILLE, NY — An upstate New York zoo is vowing to live stream a giraffe giving birth despite the removal of an earlier video because of “animal rights extremists.” The Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, aired two giraffe cam videos on YouTube overnight into Thursday. The first, lasting 10 hours, has been removed, and the second two-hour video has stopped, but is still viewable. “April the giraffe is expecting a calf. … Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome […]

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    Police: Missing teen Sarah Dunsey ‘was not kidnapped’ in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Authorities are now saying the Utah teen reported kidnapped in Las Vegas may not have been kidnapped at all, according to DailyMail.com. 17-year-old Sarah Dunsey disappeared Jan. 15 while at the MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last week, Dunsey’s mother offered up a heart-wrenching plea to the world to help find her daughter. In a video posted to YouTube, the family claimed Sarah was a victim of sex trafficking and she was being held against her will. […]