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Facebook Shares Fall Amid Pressure Over Political Ads

Facebook Inc. shares posted their steepest drop since 2015 as U.S. and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of the social network’s users without their consent

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The Weinstein Company Files For Bankruptcy

The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection with a buyout offer from a private equity firm. The company also announced that it was releasing any victims to Weinstein's alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out

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Former French President Sarkozy in Police Custody

A judicial source says former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi

FILE PHOTO: Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino, grazes in Laikipia National Park

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

The last surviving male northern white rhinoceros in the world has died, according to a Kenyan wildlife conservatory and anti-poaching NGO WildAid, spelling likely extinction for the sub-species. Sudan, 45, was euthanized this week after battling multiple age-related infections


Xi Jinping Heralds China's Rise

Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a strongly nationalistic tone in his closing address to the annual National People's Congress session, which this year abolished term limits on his rule. China would never allow "one inch" of territory to be separated

President Trump Delivers Remarks At Manchester Community College In NH

Trump Proposes Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

President Donald Trump announced a new plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes sentencing some drug traffickers to the death penalty when appropriate under current law. "We have to change the laws," he said

Uber Experiments With Driverless Cars

Arizona Woman Hit By Uber's Self-Driving Car

The death of an Arizona woman who was struck by one of Uber's self-driving cars appears to be the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the incident to TIME

Southern Storms

Tornadoes Damage Homes Across Southeast U.S.

Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across states in the Southeast U.S. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people across Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia


Brother of Florida Shooting Suspect Arrested

Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing on school grounds, a Sheriff's Office report said. The teen had received prior warnings to stay away from the campus

Celebrity Sightings in New York City - November;27, 2017

Cynthia Nixon Is Running for New York City Office

'Sex and the City' star Nixon announced on Twitter on Monday her intention to run for governor of New York state in a bold professional pivot from drama to politics. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," she wrote