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Kathy Griffin Shows Canceled, Presser Set as Sky F…

Several of Kathy Griffin’s comedy tour shows have been canceled following her Donald Trump “beheading” photo and now she’s called a Friday press conference, apparently to try to calm things down. Besides being investigated by the Secret Service, fired by CNN and dissed by first lady Melania Trump, at least ...

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50th Anniversary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album Spawns Mem…

The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album turned 50 on Thursday, having been released on June 1, 1967, as the band’s eighth studio album. The album has been re-released in original and re-mixed, remastered versions to commemorate the anniversary, and includes outtakes, video clips from 1967, and a ...

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Gun-owners Fear Regulation from Unlikely Place: He…

A proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable has generated resistance from an unlikely quarter: a gun rights group. Gun Owners of America is organizing opposition against the bill, because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated. Its skepticism underscores some gun rights ...

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Attacker Sets Fire in Crowded Philippine Casino, K…

MANILA, Philippines — A gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino early Friday and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that killed at least 36 people, police said. The gunman fled with more than $2 million in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into ...

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Russia Doesn’t Hack but “patriotic” Individuals Mi…

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic ...

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‘I Love Hillary . . . But We Have to Move On’

It is time for Hillary Clinton to “move on” from her presidential election loss, according to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. In an interview Thursday with Katie Couric, Yahoo’s global news anchor, Franken said he remained supportive of Clinton – who a day earlier charged her failed campaign was plagued by “weaponized information.” ...

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Newspaper Circulation Falls to 77-Year Low

Circulation of daily newspapers has dropped to a 77-year low, a precipitous decline as the industry moves to digital delivery for a growing online audience, a new analysis found. The Pew Research Center review, released Thursday, found that print newspaper circulation has reached a new low of 34.6 million, 6 ...

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Facebook Shareholders Not Happy With How It’s Hand…

Facebook shareholders were sharply critical of CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, faulting the social network company for how it handles “fake news” – and pushing for a fix. At their annual shareholders meeting, five proposals were offered covering their major gripes, which also included the company’s top-heavy structure, The Washington ...

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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Revive …

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately reinstate his stalled travel ban, aiming to reverse a string of courtroom losses and setting up the biggest legal showdown of his young presidency. The request puts a Trump initiative before the Supreme Court for the first time and ...

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‘If Ever There Was a Case of Fake News…’

Former United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage blasted a report that he’s a person of interest to the FBI in its probe of Trump campaign ties to Russia, calling it “fake news” and “total and utter hysterical nonsense.” “I have to say, if ever there was a case of ...

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