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La. school board member under fire for sharing photo of noose

La. school board member under fire for sharing photo of noose

A Louisiana school board member has been under fire after sharing a photo of a noose on social media Monday and then deleting it.
Sessions launches cyber task force to study election interference

Sessions launches cyber task force to study election interference

The so-called “Cyber-Digital Task Force” will evaluate how DOJ is fighting cyber threats and how it could do so better.
Man falls to death hunting for famous Forrest Fenn treasure

Man falls to death hunting for famous Forrest Fenn treasure

An Illinois man hunting for treasure allegedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains plummeted to his death in Yellowstone National Park.
Life sentence for man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Life sentence for man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

A 63-year-old man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced to life in prison.
Man dies after falling off 500-foot cliff trying to rescue dog

Man dies after falling off 500-foot cliff trying to rescue dog

A 67-year-old man died after he fell down a 500-foot cliff while trying to save his dog.
U.S. top general wasn't consulted before Trump's transgender ban

U.S. top general wasn't consulted before Trump's transgender ban

"I was not consulted," Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Joseph Dunford wrote in an email to other generals.
West Point admits JROTC member slain in Fla. high school shooting

West Point admits JROTC member slain in Fla. high school shooting

The first member of the West Point Class of 2025 was honored before his Tuesday funeral for giving his life to save his classmates.
Trump slams report that he forcibly kissed ex-Trump Tower worker

Trump slams report that he forcibly kissed ex-Trump Tower worker

Trump targeted women who have accused him of sexual assault, denying a claim that he forcibly kissed a woman in Trump Tower in 2006.
STASI: Women must join forces to topple men like Clarence Thomas

STASI: Women must join forces to topple men like Clarence Thomas

Angela Wright-Shannon, a highly respected former editor, wrote a HuffPost essay detailing how she too had been harassed by Clarence Thomas.
Trump Jr. praises happy poor people during India trip

Trump Jr. praises happy poor people during India trip

Donald Trump Jr. touted how India’s poor appeared to be happy, which is something you don’t get most places.
Fox News fight suit from gay man who claims it outed him

Fox News fight suit from gay man who claims it outed him

Silas Pierce, 61, is now suing Fox and the estate of the late Fox founder, Roger Ailes, for unspecified damages.
Husband of woman missing at sea charged with murder

Husband of woman missing at sea charged with murder

A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas has been charged with murder.
The Weinstein Company moves to dismiss Harvey's accusers' lawsuit

The Weinstein Company moves to dismiss Harvey's accusers' lawsuit

The Weinstein Company tossed disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein under the bus in court papers filed Tuesday.
Survival rates for newborns in America nearly same as Sri Lanka

Survival rates for newborns in America nearly same as Sri Lanka

Five newborn babies die every minute on Earth, an "alarmingly high" statistic as up to 80% of them are preventable, according to Unicef.
Douglas High School will resume classes Feb. 27

Douglas High School will resume classes Feb. 27

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High is scheduled to re-open to students on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the school district said Monday night.
Woman kills family after shunned by Jehovah's Witnesses: friend

Woman kills family after shunned by Jehovah's Witnesses: friend

A woman who killed her family "suffered harsh consequences" after choosing to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses, a friend says.
Milo Yiannopoulos drops $10M suit against Simon & Schuster

Milo Yiannopoulos drops $10M suit against Simon & Schuster

Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping a lawsuit against his ex-publisher.
George and Amal Clooney donate $500G to support stricter gun laws

George and Amal Clooney donate $500G to support stricter gun laws

George and Amal Clooney offered up a whopping sum to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Dallas postal worker found fatally shot in his mail truck

Dallas postal worker found fatally shot in his mail truck

Investigators are offering a $50,000 reward for information in the slaying of a U.S. Postal Service worker.