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American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in…

An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital

What's The Difference Between University And…

In the US, both universities and colleges offer higher education programs, but have you ever wondered why they’re called two different things?

10 Democratic Candidates Square Off In Atlanta…

Moderators Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker kept the debate moving, hitting multiple issues throughout the two hours.

Today Could Be Final Day of Impeachment Hearings

Two witnesses will appear Thursday at what will be this week's final impeachment inquiry hearing—and possibly the final hearing before things move to the next stage. National Security Council official Fiona Hill, who was the White House's top expert on Russia, is expected to testify about her own concerns...

ShowBiz Minute: Prince Andrew, 'The Banker,' West

Prince Andrew urged to speak to US prosecutors on Epstein; Apple cancels premiere of "The Banker" over "concerns"; Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch. (Nov. 21)

Hunter Biden's Life Has Officially Entered Jerry…

A DNA test has confirmed that Hunter Biden is the father of a baby living with its mother in Arkansas. According to Business Insider, Biden is not expected to challenge the results, despite previously denying paternity. The baby's mother, Luden Alexis Roberts, filed a petition for paternity and child support in May. In 2017, Biden divorced after his wife accused him of spending money on drugs and strip clubs.

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French courts face touchy test: Is helping…

A French court is ruling on whether to convict a mountain guide of helping migrants enter the country illegally

'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the…

'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries chose "climate emergency" as the 2019 Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that were all related to the environment. ... it was just clear that issues relating to the climate were running through all the different lexical items we were working with. It reflects it was a real preoccupation of the English-speaking world in 2019, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Since 2018, the use of "climate emergency" has increased by 100 times. The Word of the Year citation is meant to capture the "preoccupations of the passing year, and have a lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.”. When we considered all the possibilities, a narrative really coalesced this year around words associated with ecological concerns, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Other words on the list included "extinction," "climate-denial" and "eco-anxiety.". Recent Word of the Year citations have included "vape," "toxic" and "post-truth."

Nissan Recalls Nearly 400,000 US Cars

Nissan said it’s recalling 394, 025 cars in the U.S. over a braking system defect. There were concerns a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. According to Reuters, the leak would trigger a warning but if ignored, it could then lead to a fire. The recall did not mention if the defect caused any fires or injuries so far. The company recently also recalled 1.3 million vehicles for problems with its backup camera displays.

Takeaways From the Atlanta Debate

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Atlanta Wednesday night —and compared to earlier debates, there was a distinct lack of fireworks, with candidates largely opting to focus on President Trump and other issues instead of attacking each other. Many had expected candidates to train their fire on Pete Buttigieg after...

Snow blankets Southern California

In both San Bernardino, California, and Cajon Pass, snow piled up when a blustery snowstorm hit on Nov. 20.

Landmark Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Approved…

Landmark Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Approved by House Committee. The bill legalizes marijuana on the federal level. It was approved by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24 to 10. In approving the bill, Democratic lawmakers cited racial disparities in arrests made in connection with marijuana. The criminalization of marijuana has been a mistake. The racial disparity in marijuana enforcement laws only compounded this mistake with serious consequences, particularly for minority communities, Rep. Ken Buck, CO, D., via CNBC. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws referred to the passage as the “biggest marijuana news of the year.”. The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, where it is likely to be approved. The bill will probably face a tougher battle in the Republican-controlled Senate

The Latest: Hill slams ‘fictional narrati…

A former National Security Council aide will tell the House impeachment hearing that one of the central Republican talking points _ that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election _ is a ‘fictional narrative’ propagated by Russian security services

AP Top Stories November 21 A

Here's the latest for Thursday November 21st: 2 more impeachment witnesses; Democratic debate; Detroit police officer fatally shot; Ex-Baltimore Mayor indicted.

Biden Makes Debate Howler

Even by the standards of Joe Biden gaffes , this was a big one. During Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Atlanta, the former vice president, while telling Cory Booker about the depth of his support in the black community, said he had the support of the "only African-American woman that’s ever...

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Sculptor crafting first women’s statue for…

A Connecticut sculptor is crafting the first statue of a real-life woman for New York’s famed Central Park

Would You Eat This $185 Sandwich?

Would you spend 185 of your hard-earned dollars on a steak sandwich?

U.K.'s Prince Andrew To 'Step Back' From Royal…

​The Duke of York said ​he's asked Queen Elizabeth II to let him "step back from public duties for the foreseeable future."

Apple Abruptly Cancels Premiere of New Movie

Apple's move into the movie business isn't off to a promising start: The company has abruptly canceled the world premiere of The Banker , which was set to debut at the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles Thursday, the Guardian reports. The film—which had a prestigious closing-night slot—...

State Dept. official defends former Yovanovitch

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale came to the defense of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during Wednesday impeachment hearings. She was recalled after a smear campaign by Rudy Guiliani. (Nov. 21)

A Target Worker Died On The Job, But Store Didn't…

Business Insider reports an employee at Target store died on the job on Saturday. A worker collapsed and was given CPR until help arrived. A Target spokesperson said that the company cordoned off part of the store. However, the store in Whittier, California, did not close following his death. Target says employees were given the option to leave work for the day. Nevertheless, some customers told local media that they believed the store should have closed for the day.

Macy's cuts outlook for the year with holidays…

Bad weather, website problems and malls, oh my ... Macy’s cuts outlook for the year

'Killing Zac Efron' Adventure Series Lands at…

'Killing Zac Efron' Adventure Series Lands at Quibi . The survival show places the actor on a remote island. Along with a guide partner and survival gear, Efron will have to face the area's challenges for three weeks. The actor's production banner, Ninjas Runnin' Wild, will help produce the program. I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level, Zac Efron, via statement. I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits, Zac Efron, via statement. Quibi, a short-form mobile video platform, will launch in April 2020. It is founded by former Dreamworks CEO and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. Besides Efron, many other Hollywood celebrities will have content on Quibi. They include Jennifer Lopez, Idris Elba and Steven Spielberg

Jennifer Arcuri 'Heartbroken' By How Boris…

A businesswoman became the center of an alleged conflict of interest regarding Boris Johnson. Jennifer Arcuri spoke out about the issue, saying Johnson has cast her aside like a “gremlin.” Arcuri said she was “heartbroken” at how Johnson has treated her since the controversy. She said: "I've been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours.” According to Business Insider, Arcuri kept his “secrets” and has been his friend.

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Paternity Test Is More Bad News for Hunter Biden

Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is the father...

Hail slams down on cars in Los Angeles

Thunderstorms brought rain and some hail into Southern California, which peppered these cars stuck at a traffic light in Los Angeles on Nov. 20.

Gordon Sondland Makes A$AP Rocky Focal Point of…

Gordon Sondland Makes A$AP Rocky Focal Point of Impeachment Hearing . On Nov. 20, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified before lawmakers during the House impeachment hearing. . In his testimony, Sondland recounted a phone conversation he had with Donald Trump, saying they spoke about A$AP Rocky. It is true that the president speaks loudly at times and it’s also true...I think we primarily discussed A$AP Rocky, Gordon Sondland, via ‘New York Post’. The conversation described was reportedly in reference to Rocky’s recent two-month imprisonment in Sweden over the summer. Trump involved himself in the case on July 25, a day before the alleged call, demanding Sweden’s release of Rocky. . Sondland’s call referencing Rocky was also brought up by David Holmes during his testimony last week. . According to Holmes, Sondland told Trump to “let [Rocky] get sentenced,” in order to later “play the racism card.”