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California cow could be world’s tallest
Danniel, a 1-ton Holstein steer who stands at 6 feet, 4 inches, might take the title of world's tallest cow.       
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‘MI6 boss who rendered me claims to be a Christian’ – Gaddafi torture victim
Former MI6 chief Mark Allen is mistaken if he thinks that a recent article he wrote for a Christian magazine means his “account is settled with God,” according to a man the spy boss rendered to Libya’s torture chambers along with his pregnant wife. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Military charity blasts claims of veterans ‘exaggerating’ post-conflict mental trauma
Britain’s leading military mental health charity has attacked claims made last week that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans is being “exaggerated.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Susan Pape named publisher of San Antonio Express-News
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Texas Hill Country native Susan Lynch Pape, who has risen through the leadership ranks at the San Antonio Express-News over the past decade, has been promoted to publisher of the daily newspaper. The Express-News (http://bit.ly/2cmjNJA) reports the Boerne (BUR'-nee), Texas, native will also continue as its ...
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Obama on ‘Terrifying’ Threat of Climate Change
In an exclusive interview on his legacy, President Obama speaks to The Times’s Mark Landler and Coral Davenport on climate change while visiting Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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Pa. boy, 5, misses 1st day of school after being left on bus
A 5-year-old Berks County boy missed his first day of kindergarten this week after he was left on a school bus for about four hours.
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Complaint filed against Bothell teacher accused of lying
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - A Seattle-area school district has filed a misconduct complaint against a high school shop teacher accused of lying about being attacked on campus. The Northshore School District says it has evidence that 63-year-old Cal Pygott "deliberately misrepresented" facts about the May 19 attack. The Seattle Times ...
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Jacob Wetterling’s killer gives chilling details of abducted 11-year-old’s final moments alive

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Mayor warns of snakes after she's bitten by a copperhead
BERKELEY LAKE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of a metro Atlanta city is warning residents to be on guard for snakes after she was bitten by a copperhead. Berkeley Lake Mayor Lois Salter says the snake bite sent her to the hospital for three days. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2c9t5Eg ...
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Starbucks to tackle social issues with original digital series
NEW YORK — Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain’s latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues. The coffee chain says it is moving into the world of “content creation” with its series of text, video and podcasts on […]
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Robert R. ‘Bob’ Timberg, Sun reporter and Marine veteran who wrote about Vietnam War, dies
Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a former Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter and Marine Corps veteran whose 1995 book "The Nightingale's Song" about five Naval Academy graduates who served in the Vietnam War earned him wide acclaim, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center....
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UKIP just got invoiced for £200k… by its largest donor
The woes of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) continue, as its one-time largest donor Arron Banks demanded no less than £200,000 from the organization. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hundreds rally for Baltimore schools budget gap
Denise Koch has more.
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Mother of twins found dead in South Jersey apartment 'a wonderful mom,' friend says
The cause of death for the 7-month-old twin girls is still being investigated. Their mother called 911 Wednesday and said they were unresponsive.
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New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow blasts Trump in Cleveland Public Library talk
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow rips Trump during a talk at the Cleveland Public Library. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Charles M. Blow can communicate in many media, but on Saturday he used words, and he used them earnestly, bluntly, passionately and eloquently to register his disgust with the Trump presidency. The standing ovation for New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow after his Saturday afternoon talk where he criticized President Donald Trump on February 18, 2017 at the Cleveland Public Library. (James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer)James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer  The widely read New York Times columnist called the president "a 70-year-old toddler," "pathological liar," "the Grand Wizard of birtherism against President Obama" and "a demi-fascist." He said Trump has "assembled one of the least-educated cabinets in recent history," and his appointments are "agents of idiocracy." Normally, Blow skewers Mr. Trump in his New York Times op-ed column, but his forum Saturday was a stage in the Stokes Wing of the Cleveland Public Library as part of CPL's Cleveland Conversations series. He drew more than 300 -- a capacity crowd -- to the auditorium and an overflow of 75 more who had to watch him on video in a second-floor conference room. Blow wove together fascinating details about abolitionist Frederick Douglass and presidents Lincoln and Trump. Trump, he said, wants to shut down dissent in this country. By contrast, Douglass was one of Lincoln's harshest critics, but the president "still invited him to the White House to hear him out." They ultimately developed a deep friendship, and Lincoln called Douglass, "one of the most meritorious men, if not the most meritorious man, in the United States." "That is what leadership and growth look like," Blow wrote in a recent column. "Lincoln grew from the association with and counsel from his onetime critic, to become one of the greatest presidents America has ever known." He said Trump's recent remarks suggest that the president has no idea who Douglass was and may even think he is still alive, even though Douglass died in 1875. Blow quoted Trump as saying "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, I notice." Blow's evolution into a Times opinion writer is unusual. He started out as a graphic artist and designer, ultimately becoming the Times' prize-winning design director for nine years. He went on to become art director of the National Geographic before returning to the newspaper, according to his official bio. His column appears regularly in The Plain Dealer.
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Thousands gather for LA immigration protest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several thousand people have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump's immigration policies and recent enforcement raids. Activists marched through downtown streets and clustered near City Hall on Saturday. Many carried signs, including some declaring "No Wall!" One said: "Send Trump back to Bavaria," ...
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Norcross, Toll among elite paying $200K to join Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club

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Monster storm expected to splash down on L.A.
Good morning. It’s Friday, Feb. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Break out your canoe Southwest California is expected to get drenched Friday with the strongest storm it has seen in several years. “The afternoon commute is going to be a mess,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a...
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Senate panel advances deadly force legislation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Senate committee has approved a compromise bill that would lower the bar for bringing criminal charges against law-enforcement officers who use deadly force. The measure was approved Thursday with bipartisan support by the Law and Justice Committee, The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lnnnpQ ). Current law ...
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Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program
Good Shepherd Services, a Baltimore County treatment center, will close its residential treatment program and the 49 children currently being treated there will be moved to other facilities within 30 days. The decision to shutter the program follows the decision by two state agencies to place a...
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Why Sean Spicer’s attacking journalists as ‘cheap Page Six reporters!’ is hilariously ironic
The president reads the New York Post gossip column regularly.
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Trump aides had contacts with Russia; Russia deploys missile, violates treaty; caucus seeks quick Obamacare repeal: A.M. News Links
Also, Trump reportedly kept Pence in dark about Flynn's Russian phone calls; North Korea suspected behind murder of leader's half-brother; Oroville Dam operators say they're ready for next key hurdle: Wednesday night's storm Watch video Featured stories Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence (New York Times) Russia sends spy ship near US coast, deploys banned missiles at home, officials say (Fox News) House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal, setting up clash with leadership (CNN) National news 'This is . . . Nixonian': Reporter was taped by White House in heated exchange (Washington Post) Trump reportedly kept Pence in dark about Flynn's Russian phone calls (Fox News) Nancy Pelosi cited a fake Michael Flynn tweet (Washington Post) Kellyanne Conway struggling to cool controversies she set off (politico.com) Secret Service director Clancy leaving agency (USA Today) Immigrant protected under Obama 'Dreamer' program fighting arrest (CNN) Oroville Dam operators say they're ready for next key hurdle: Wednesday night's storm (Sacramento Bee) Friend who supplied rifles to San Bernardino terrorists agrees to plead guilty (Los Angeles Times) Boy, 2, and man killed, pregnant woman wounded in shooting caught on Facebook Live (Chicago Tribune) Video of 'marry, kill' game leads to reprimand of Michigan teachers (mlive.com) World news North Korea suspected behind murder of leader's half-brother: U.S. sources (Reuters) Pentagon: Russian aircraft flew too close to US destroyer in Black Sea (Stars and Stripes) Netanyahu, Trump rekindle US-Israel bond as Mideast tensions loom (CNN) Theresa May 'looking forward' to Trump state visit (BBC) U.S. tags Venezuelan vice president a drug trafficker, sanctions him (NBC News) In eastern Mosul, liberated from ISIS, battle rages 'day and night' (New York Times) Indonesian capital votes in test for moderate values (Fox News) Eight dead after Xinjiang knife attack, government says (BBC)
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Report: Man charged with buying two weapons used in San Bernardino agrees to plead guilty
A man charged with buying two of the weapons used in the fatal December 2015 shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., will plead guilty to conspiracy and lying         
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Report: Man charged with buying two weapons used in San Bernardino pleads guilty
A man charged with buying two of the weapons used in the fatal December 2015 shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., will plead guilty to conspiracy and lying         
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Victim of Twin Cities hotel shooting was teen from St. Cloud
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say the woman who was fatally shot in a Brooklyn Center hotel over the weekend was a teenager from St. Cloud. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Tuesday identified the victim as 18-year-old Allie Marie Campbell. The medical examiner says she died of ...
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Minnesota coaches create own award amid Mr. Basketball flap
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota prep basketball coaches are trying to establish a new award to honor the state's top senior. The move comes after the owner of the Minnesota Mr. Basketball Award caught fire for tweets seen as critical of Muslims The Minnesota Boys' Basketball Coaches Association on ...
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NYT reporter apologizes for calling Melania Trump a ‘hooker’
A New York Times reporter outed himself and apologized Tuesday for saying in a private conversation that Melania Trump was a “hooker.” “I want to take ownership of a mistake I made. Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady,” features...
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Melania thanks Emily Ratajkowski for defending her
"Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women," Trump tweeted Monday at Ratajkowski.
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FLOTUS Melania Trump mercilessly trolled for tweet in support of women
US First Lady Melania Trump was trolled on Twitter after her official FLOTUS account encouraged women to “speak up, stand up and support other women”. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New York Times reporter reprimanded for allegedly ’slut-shaming’ Melania Trump

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Lawyer: Court workers sabotaged suspended Suffolk official
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for Suffolk's suspended register of probate says longtime court workers prevented his client from hiring his own management team and wouldn't let him fill positions because they resented his attempts to diversify the staff. Felix Arroyo was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month ...
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Senate confirms David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs secretary
David Shulkin will be the first non-veteran head of Veteran Affairs after a unanimous Senate confirmation. He has served in the post for the past 18 months and is Trump's only nominee who is a holdover from the Obama administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'NYT' reporter in trouble for spreading 'unfounded rumor' about Melania Trump
Emily Ratajkowski tweets outrage that unnamed reporter told her FLOTUS is a 'hooker.'         
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Finding ways forward in news: Lenfest, Knight offer nearly $5 million for new technologies

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Apple CEO: Fake news must go

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Apple's Tim Cook: Fake news is 'killing people's minds'
LONDON — Apple chief executive Tim Cook says fake news is “killing minds,” and governments and tech firms must act to stop it.
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John Bercow, U.K. Commons Speaker, 'orchestrated' anti-Trump tirade: Report
The British parliamentarian who advocated this week against inviting President Trump to Westminster Hall may have done so to secure his position as Commons Speaker, the Daily Telegraph reported Friday. John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, said on Monday that Mr. Trump should be prohibited from addressing ...
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Public hearing on Baltimore police reform set for April
BALTIMORE (AP) - A hearing that will give Baltimore residents a chance weigh in on the city's proposed consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department has been set for April. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2kwZmZL ) that a "public fairness hearing" has been scheduled for April 6. The deadline for ...
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Tim Cook says fake news is ‘killing people’s minds’
LONDON — Apple chief executive Tim Cook says fake news is “killing minds,” and governments and tech firms must act to stop it. Cook told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that falsehoods are being spread by people who want “to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”...
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Apple's Tim Cook: Fake news is 'killing people's minds'
LONDON — Apple chief executive Tim Cook says fake news is "killing minds," and governments and tech firms must act to stop it.Cook told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that falsehoods are being spread by people who want "to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It's killing people's minds in a way."Tech companies have been criticized for doing too little to weed out fake news. Cook says firms have a duty to "create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news" without curbing free speech.
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Indianapolis engineers build app for church donations
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A company that's rolled out a mobile application to make it easier to donate money to churches is growing quickly. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2k8GQLp ) reports that 37-year-old Walle Mafolasire came up with the idea for the Givelify app after attending a Sunday church service a few ...
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Man critical after being shot several times in East Germantown

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ISIS fighter Khaled Sharrouf becomes first to lose citizenship under Australia’s anti-terrorism law
Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, whose little son shocked the world by holding up the severed head of a soldier in a picture, has become the first Australian to be stripped of citizenship under the country’s anti-terrorism laws, a report says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Teen guilty in killing over mom's stolen rifle
MIAMI (AP) - A second Miami teen has been convicted in the slaying of a man he believed had stolen his mother's rifle. The Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/Mb281T) reports that a jury found the now-18-year-old man guilty of murder Friday. He faces a possible life sentence. Authorities say 24-year-old Lonnie Reese ...
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Obituary: Steve Weber / Gregarious longtime media director of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Steve Weber was very much a family man, a top-notch father with many interests, but most of all he was a great friend.
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Why Evan Spiegel Miranda Kerr aren’t having sex
Kerr, Spiegel’s fiancée of seven months, told the Times of London that the pair won’t be getting it on “until after we get married,” explaining that Spiegel “is very traditional."
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Man credits this yoga pose for saving his life
An Australian man who was trapped in a pond with just his nose above water credits yoga to his remarkable survival. David Miller, 45, was riding an excavator on his property Tuesday when an edge of a dam gave way, tossing the machinery into the water and him beneath it. For two hours, he kept...
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Rock blocked: Gibraltar police car speeds onto runway to stop RAF plane from taking off
Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) used a car to block an RAF plane from leaving the runway in order to arrest a member of the military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deadly three-alarm fire rips through Staten Island home
One person was killed and five others injured in a house fire on Staten Island Thursday morning, officials said. More than 100 firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze that broke out in a two-story home on Post Avenue near Heberton Avenue in Port Richmond at around 7 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said. Besides the...
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