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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Clinton is 'mentally impaired'
Rep. Louie Gohmert called for prayers for Hillary Clinton on Friday  — but they weren’t for her to win.       
1643 points by USA Today | Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Disability Barack Obama 2008 singles Adoption and Safe Families Act President of the United States George W. Bush
Isn't Flaming Cheese a metaphor for so many things in life?
It's probably heresy for me to admit this — if this counts as a serious thought, which it isn't — but I'm not a big fan of flaming cheese. Yes, it's true. I never quite loved the flaming cheese thing. It's not that I'm against flaming cheese, per se, but I never did stay awake at night, yearning...
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Listen: Lady Gaga unveils new single 'Perfect Illusion'
Little Monsters rejoice – Lady Gaga is back.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Robbie Williams Rock music Wale 2008 singles Mark Ronson Charlie Rose Singing
Detroit Lions' Teryl Austin heaps praise on humble star Ziggy Ansah
Fourth-year defensive end has 30 sacks in three NFL seasons        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Indianapolis Colts American football positions National Football League 2008 singles Better Coming out Houston Texans
Mom does the cooking; Dad worries about financial strain
Dear Amy: Six months ago our oldest daughter's husband, "John," walked out on her and their two kids (20 and 15) for another woman. Since he left, it has become obvious he is an alcoholic and not the person we thought him to be. He quit his job. He tells the kids he is trying to get a job, but...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Family Marriage I Decided Husband 2008 singles
'Women like us': On Women and war in Yemen
Four Yemeni women share their experience of the war, their struggles and aspirations.
1605 points by Al Jazeera English | Internally displaced person Refugee Governorates of Yemen 2008 singles A Big Family Yemen 2005 singles Hajjah Governorate
Police: Mom admits to killing her blind, autistic teen
Police say they found her in a field about 20 feet from a dead teenager wearing a diaper.       
3066 points by USA Today | Police Sheriff Constable Coroner Barbed wire Bailiff 2008 singles Son
Iguana invades court at ATP World Tour match (VIDEO)
The Miami Open match between German Tommy Haas and Czech Jiri Vesely had to be stopped for several minutes on Wednesday when an iguana climbed on the top of a baseline scoreboard. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Jury Debut albums 2008 singles Iguanidae 2008 albums English-language films The Unexpected The Final
Wife who got kidney after hubby hit the streets with transplant sign dies
Husband sparked a nationwide search to find his bride a kidney.       
6 points by USA Today | Chronic kidney disease Kidney Nephrology Kidney transplantation 2008 singles Diabetic nephropathy Husband Marriage
Transcript: Donald Trump’s news conference at White House
President Donald Trump defended his presidency, slammed reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and promised to crack down on the leaking of classified information in a news conference Thursday at the White House. Here is the full transcript:
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Full transcript: Read and watch full presser
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HOLDS A NEWS CONFERENCE TO
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Everything President Trump had to say at his first solo news conference
President Trump appeared Thursday at a news conference to announce his replacement choice for Labor secretary. Trump went on to address a wide-range of topics, including Russia, his plans for a new executive order on a travel ban, “fake news,” leaks, his electoral victory, his wife, Melania, and...
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Five things to know about 'Game of Thrones Live'
From the beginning, everyone involved agreed: The "Game of Thrones" Live Concert Experience tour, which hits the United Center Wednesday, would not be like other tours of its kind. It wouldn't merely feature an orchestra playing soundtrack selections in front of a video screen. It wouldn't be tasteful,...
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Beyoncé’s choreographer talks Grammys, why being a ‘great mom’ informs her art — and if she'll 'rock’ Coachella
Always one to “cause all this conversation,” Beyoncé had fans and Grammys viewers alike buzzing about her performance Sunday night.
-2 points by Boston Herald | A Great Way to Care 2008 singles Performance Grammy Award Alison Krauss U2 51st Grammy Awards
Scott Pelley, Lester Holt, David Muir: The Unprecedented Joint Interview
For this week’s cover story, David Muir, Scott Pelley, and Lester Holt sat down last week in New York with Variety senior TV editor Brian Steinberg for a candid conversation about the news business. See the interview below in its entirety. Brian Steinberg: Well, welcome. Thanks for coming along. We appreciate you taking some time... Read more »
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Thank you, Ms. Aretha Franklin, for changing my life
Aretha Franklin's retirement has me thinking about her contributions.        
371 points by Detroit Free Press | Aretha Franklin Barack Obama 2007 singles Inauguration of Barack Obama Stevie Wonder 2008 singles Love Erma Franklin
Center City children's boutique Lolli Lolli going out of business

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Law Lawyer Practice of law Law firm Lolli Lolli 2008 singles Do the Right Thing Last 2 Walk
From the tragedy of their husband's and fiance's deaths a strong friendship is formed
Jenn Logsdon and Aimee Grebe didn't know each other before Feb. 10, 2016. It took the tragedy of Jenn's husband and of Aimee's fiance, both Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, being shot and killed in the line of duty to bring them together. In the aftermath, the two have become closer than...
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn't shy about addressing political issues
Steve Kerr is a five-time NBA champion, including three with the Bulls. His series-clinching jumper in 1997 remains the stuff of franchise lore. He owns one NBA title and one Coach of the Year award with the Warriors, the franchise that has converted even non-basketball fans with its joyous style...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | NBA Finals Stan Van Gundy 2008 singles Politics 2005 singles Terrorism National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs
Christie Brinkley, 63, back in SI Swimsuit issue
Christie Brinkley has made a splash return in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
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Christie Brinkley’s daughters Sailor and Alexa Ray on body-shaming and insecurity before SI shoot
On Monday, Christie Brinkley and her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook, proved that the supermodel genes run strong in this family, posing for Sports Illustrated’s forthcoming swimsuit edition.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Christie Brinkley Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Alexa Ray Joel Billy Joel 2008 singles Woman Supermodel Sports Illustrated
Wash. Mom devastated after burglar steals unborn daughter's ashes
"All I want are her ashes back. I don't want any of the other stuff, I don't care. I just want my daughter back," Jessica Heffner said.       
12509 points by USA Today | English-language films 2008 singles Lacey Washington Thurston County Washington 2005 singles American films Australia national rugby league team Coroner
Taylor Swift rehearses for pre-Super Bowl performance
Annie MartinFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift debuted an acoustic version of "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" sans Zayn Malik ahead of her DirecTV Now Super Saturday concert.
6 points by UPI | United Press International 52nd Grammy Awards 2009 singles Taylor Guitars American films Singing Super Bowl 2008 singles
‘They all have something special’: Celine Dion shares her love of photography
In a surprise appearance, the Caesars Palace headliner attended the photo exhibit opening of her lead backup vocalist Barnev Valsaint. “When he first showed me his photos, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ … To put his marvelous talent on show to share with people is beautiful. … I love all the pictures he’s taken.”
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Bill Belichick tees off on advanced QB metrics
FOXBORO — In 2009, Bill Belichick famously declared, "Stats are for losers."It appears the coach's stance hasn't changed much over the past seven years.This morning Belichick was asked if a quarterback's quick release had always been a focal point of his offense, or whether it became more important after the rise of advanced metrics websites.
1 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots National Football League American football American football positions Tight end Topological space 2008 singles Cognition
Bruno Mars says '24K Magic' is meant to be a joyous, stylish jam
Bruno Mars' swag and style — a curly, mini Afro, silky Versace shirt, classic shorts, slick shoes and a studded pinky ring — match the sound of "24K Magic," an epic '90s R&B-inspired album that plays like a cohesive jam session. It was released Friday, Nov. 18. NEW YORK (AP) -- When Bruno Mars was in the studio crafting his upbeat, funky new album, he had a dress code: Wear your finest clothes, and leave your sloppy sweatpants at the door. He said dressing up set to the mood so that he and his collaborators could write and produce groovy, smooth and soulful songs that make up "24K Magic," his first album in four years. "I made it a point: I'm showing up to the studio, we working, but I'm not showing up in sweats 'cause you're going to get what sweats sounds like ... so I'm going to wear every jewelry piece I collected, and my finest shoes, and write some songs," Mars said. "It just helped keep the motion (going)." His swag and style -- a curly, mini Afro, silky Versace shirt, classic shorts, slick shoes and a studded pinky ring -- match the sound of "24K Magic," an epic '90s R&B-inspired album that plays like a cohesive jam session. It will be released Friday. Mars, 31, said the album was inspired by his love for R&B acts like New Edition, Boyz II Men and Jodeci, as well as West Coast rap (DJ Quik came to the studio to give him a flexatone, the percussion instrument, to use on the album). "The spirit of this album, growing up in the '90s, is to me the most joyous (time) for me. That's my childhood. That's what I grew up on," he said. "I love DJ Quik, Suga Free, Too Short, E-40, Dr. Dre of course, Snoop, and that's because these songs, they influenced hip-hop, these '70s funk songs, but it took place in the '90s and that's why you had this soulful music with a superstar rapping on it. For me, it was all about the live show and the kind of party I want to throw. "That is the spirit we were hoping to capture on this album, and that rhythm is not as popular on radio right now," he added. Mars says the trendy sound that some of his peers have adopted -- downbeat, alternative R&B -- isn't him. "See, when I grew up you had to know how to dance, that was the whole thing. Everybody danced, thugs are dancing, the girls ain't looking at you unless you're dancing," he said on a couch in the finely decorated and hip Atlantic Records office in New York City. "I remember having so much fun growing up going to functions and dancing, having a good time. People see me and my band do what we do and I'm just trying to push that even now more so on this album than the last two. It's like, 'We got to be moving' -- that's it." Then he adds: "And I'm being mean about the R&B stuff. There's room, it's just not what I can bring to the table. ...It's not what I want to do." "24K Magic" is Mars, yet again, crafting his own space in the pop music landscape: After debuting in 2010 as a co-writer, co-producer and guest singer on hits like "Nothin' On You" and "Billionaire," he went on to become a solo star with his debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," as well as its follow-up, 2012's "Unorthodox Jukebox." He won Grammys for both multi-platinum albums. They helped him headline the 2014 Super Bowl -- an accomplishment no other artist achieved so early in their career -- and the success of last year's "Uptown Funk" brought him to the big game for a second time last February. "What's really helped us -- and I don't think a lot of producers have the luxury of, have the privilege of -- is being able to be in the studio recording an album and then going out and performing it," said Philip Lawrence, who performs in Mars' band and has also co-written and co-produced with the pop star since he became a household name. "We got two different vantage points: We got the sitting in the studio laboring over songs for hours and days and weeks, and then we get to take whatever that energy is and put it in front of people. And when you do that it gives you the opportunity to see what works, what doesn't work, what could be better, what could be improved on." Mars' dance routines have gotten attention because they are slick, hip and, at times, hilarious. He started working with Phil Tayag of the hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez for "Uptown Funk" and continued to work with the dancer for his latest project and tour ("The 24K Magic World Tour" kicks off next March and Mars will open Sunday's American Music Awards in Los Angeles). "We'd link up and just start moving and see who could make each other laugh first," Mars said of the choreography. That was also the mood he had in the studio while writing his new album: "If we can make each other laugh, that should mean something." The only guest on the album is Halle Barry, whose voice appears on the irresistibly smooth "Calling All My Lovelies." R&B icon Babyface lends a hand to the closing track, the slow groove "Too Good to Say Goodbye," and T-Pain co-wrote the catchy "Straight Up & Down," which uses parts of the 1993 hit "Baby I'm Yours" by R&B group Shai. Mars said when he first played his label the new music, they were hesitant about the sound. "It's not really 'When I see your face...,'" Mars said, singing the hook to his past hit, "Just the Way You Are." "I remember the label was iffy when they heard it, and I was like, 'Trust me, there's a whole vision behind this,'" he said. "Thank God they trust me." By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | 2008 singles Funk Dance Hip hop Album DJ Quik Baby I'm Yours Hip hop music
Family braving through daughter’s leukemia treatment
When a family faces a daunting challenge, it’s the little things that make a difference.
339 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Leukemia Chemotherapy Bone marrow Cancer 2008 singles The Little Things A Little Bit
Marshawn Lynch speaks about Colin Kaepernick and police brutality
An unlikely voice is weighing in on one of the nation’s biggest issues.
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Donald Trump instantly and completely contradicts himself on his great temperament
Trump contradicts himself so quickly that Bill O'Reilly can't help but laugh.
96 points by The Washington Post | Donald Trump Fox News Channel 2007 albums 2008 singles The O'Reilly Factor Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly Donald Bradman
Lindeman chef quits amid sale of Out Hotel
The announcement of the hotel sale apparently infuriated Carl Alioto so much that he put in his papers.
11 points by New York Post | Inn 2008 singles Hotel Monday
'Huppke sucks' and other reader fan mail
Once again, it's time to take a dip in the old Reader Fan Mail bag. For the uninitiated, this is a chance to share some of the kind and insightful emails and Facebook comments I receive. I do my best to respond to readers, but it's hard given that I have a full-time job (if that's what you call...
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