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Flynn Cuts Comms With Trump

Michael Flynn's lawyers have cut communications with President Trump's legal team regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with the probe

President Trump And First Lady Melania Hold National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

Trump's Thanksgiving Message

President Trump addressed the U.S. military in a special Thanksgiving message, thanking them for “having the tremendous courage to defend us and to defend freedom”


'Explosion' Detected Near Last Location of Argentine Sub

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue

Pistorius trial in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius' Murder Sentence Extended to 13 Years

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal. Prosecutors argued the original six-year jail sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was too lenient

Uma Thurman "The Parisian Woman" Press Meet & Greet

Uma Thurman Denounces Harvey Weinstein

Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman slammed Harvey Weinstein in her latest Instagram post on Thanksgiving, encouraging the #MeToo campaign and writing that Weinstein doesn't "deserve a bullet." Thurman starred in the Weinstein-produced films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill


Robert Mugabe Won't Face Prosecution, Zimbabwe Says

Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, as the country prepares to swear in new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's first new head of state in 37 years

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U.S. Navy Calls off Search for 3 Missing Sailors

The U.S. Navy has called off a search for three sailors still missing after a transport aircraft crashed while traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in the Philippines Sea. Eight others were rescued shortly after the crash


These Are the Best Black Friday Deals

After browsing bargains from Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, J.C. Penney, Macy's, and the rest of the retail field, we've come up with a master list of the absolute best Black Friday deals


Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attends 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Elon Musk’s Just Won a $50 Million Bet

Elon Musk made a bet that he would be able to install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia within 100 days, or he would supply it for free. Musk had more than $50 million on the line

Sales Open On Black Friday

How Black Friday Mania Came to the U.K.

Before 2010, Black Friday didn’t exist in Britain. Now, the yearly retail sales bonanza is almost as ubiquitous in the U.K. as it is in the United States. And it shows little sign of slowing down

March Supporting Sexual Assault Victims Held In Los Angeles

U.N. Welcomes Flood of High-Profile Sex Abuse Cases

The U.N. women's agency hopes to capitalize on the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress, and boardrooms to put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world