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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to the media at the White House on Oct. 19, 2017.
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University White Nationalists

Protesters Drown Out Richard Spencer Speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida was disrupted by dozens of protesters with raised fists who booed and chanted. Outside, protesters gathered in opposition to the speech, shouting, "We don't want your Nazi hate"

Rescuers Work to Save Animals During California Fires

As tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes during the past two weeks because of deadly wildfires, many were forced to leave their animals. Now rescuers are searching for the ones that survived

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a canvasing event for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy, Oct. 19, 2017, in Newark.

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

The former President took the stage for his first campaign event since leaving office, a canvas kickoff for Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey. He encouraged people to vote to affect change, but didn't mention President Trump

Kids Mobile Device Hours

Kids Are Spending More Time on Mobile Devices

Almost half of young children now have their own tablet, a new report says. Kids younger than eight are reportedly spending an average of two hours and 19 minutes per day glued to screens

Bush Center Forum, New York, USA - 19 Oct 2017

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry Seems Emboldened'

The former president expressed concern over the rise of isolationist sentiment in the United States, claiming it is suffering from a "crisis of confidence." He said the solution was not for the U.S. to retreat internationally, but to retain the reins of leadership

Premiere Of Netflix's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny" - Arrivals

The LAPD Is Investigating Harvey Weinstein

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a sexual assault investigation involving Harvey Weinstein. The department said it interviewed a victim who says they were assaulted by the Hollywood producer in 2013, but could not provide more details

Spain Catalonia

Spain's Government Calls Special Cabinet Meeting

Spain's government immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers

President Donald Trump

Trump Pushes GOP to Pass Budget

President Donald Trump is rooting for Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. But in a tweet before daybreak Thursday, the President said, "I think we have the votes, but who knows?"