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13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive 87 Days After Being Abducted From Her Wisconsin Home

A 13-year-old girl who was missing for 87 days was found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin, after escaping from her alleged abductor, authorities announced at a press conference Friday. Jayme Closs was allegedly kidnapped and held in a home in a “remote” area by 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, according to CNN. Patterson may also be responsible for the murders of Closs’s ...

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Pedophile Confesses To 1996 Murder Of Pageant Princess JonBenet Ramsey

A convicted pedophile confessed to the 1996 murder of child pageant princess JonBenét Ramsey in letters obtained by The Daily Mail published Thursday. Gary Oliva, 54, was using an address ten blocks away from JonBenét’s home in Boulder, Colorado, when she was killed. He confessed to JonBenét’s slaying in letters he wrote from prison, where he’s serving a 10-year sentence ...

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Major Journalists Pan Trumps Speech In Real Time

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Journalists were quick to take to Twitter and the airwaves as soon as President Donald Trump’s primetime plea for a border wall was broadcast Tuesday evening. Trump discussed public safety, economic and illicit drug issues he said stem from illegal immigration as the partial government shutdown triggered by his push for border wall funding hit Day 18. Members of the media ...

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TSA Official Threatens To Classify Workers As AWOL As Shutdown ‘Sickout’ Looms

A Transportation Security Administration higher-up threatened to classify missing workers as absent without leave Monday as many TSA screeners consider calling in sick later in January if the government shutdown lasts long enough to affect their pay. Martin Elam, the deputy federal security director overseeing five airports in California, wrote the following in an email to TSA personnel at Palm Springs ...

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What’s Acceptable On Social Media? Twitter’s Asking Conservatives For Input

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hosted dinners to pick the brains of conservative leaders including Grover Norquist about criticism over content policing or lack thereof, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, told The WSJ he asked for help for two unnamed “prominent conservatives” who faced setbacks when placing pro-life ads on Twitter. ...

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Cancer Deaths Plummet Dramatically Over The Last 25 Years

Life expectancy in the U.S. may be on a downward trend, but a recent study marked a bright spot: cancer deaths have dropped for 25 years straight, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report published Tuesday. In fact, cancer deaths dropped 27 percent from 1991 to 2016, according to the report. “But there is still a long way to ...

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Nevada Death-Row Inmate At The Center Of Lethal Injection Lawsuit Found Dead In His Cell

Months of legal struggle over the planned execution of a Nevada death-row inmate came to an end Saturday when he was found dead in his cell. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, hung himself in his solo cell at a state prison in Ely, Nevada, and was found at 4:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon, reported USA Today. The twice-convicted murderer had repeatedly asked ...

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What Is A TSA ‘Sickout’ And How Could It Affect Your Travel Plans?

Air travelers could see growing airport security lines as Transportation Security Administration screeners consider calling in sick next week if the government shutdown lasts long enough to affect their pay. Workers calling in sick have had “a minimal impact on operations,” TSA spokesperson Michael Bilello told The Wall Street Journal. But that could change if Congress and the White House ...

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See How The Shutdown Racks Up Against The Longest In History

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The partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 has lasted 17 days and could be tied with the second-longest funding gap in U.S. history if it lasts until Tuesday. A funding gap that began on Sept. 30, 1978 ended after 18 days. That shutdown was sparked when former President Jimmy Carter vetoed a defense bill he viewed as wasteful. ...

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Shutdown Talks Will Continue Throughout The Weekend

Talks to end the partial government shutdown will continue throughout the weekend, including a working group headed by Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump said at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden Friday. Aide-level talks will take place over the weekend as the partial government shutdown hits its two-week anniversary. Congress helped trigger the shutdown after a short-term ...

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Top Hopeful To Take On Trump For President Wins Porker Of The Year Award

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris was named the 2018 Porker of the Year Thursday, based on online polling conducted by the nonprofit Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). CAGW traced her reputation for pork barrel spending to a rent subsidy bill she proposed in July that would have raised rent prices and cost billions per year, according to CAGW. “We would ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Will Vote Against Pelosi’s Rules Package Because It Hinders Medicare For All

New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Rep. Ro Khanna, both Democrats, announced Wednesday they will vote against presumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rules package because they say it hinders progressive policies. “I will be voting NO on the Rules package with PayGo. It is terrible economics. The austerians were wrong about the Great Recession and Great Depression. At ...

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Here Are Six Republican Women To Watch In 2019

2018 was a pretty good year for many Republican female candidates. Three women became the first elected female governors in their states during the 2018 midterm elections. And members of Congress Liz Cheney and Elise Stefanik are continuing to raise their profiles in the GOP. 2018 was a year with plenty of firsts for Republican women — Marsha Blackburn became ...

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Here Are The Wacky Phrases China Censored In 2018

The Chinese government and some Chinese companies increased censorship in 2018 as the amount of technology available to the Chinese people grew, and some of the phrases that were banned in 2018 are surprising. Even private chats on messaging app WeChat were censored as problematic phrases stopped users’ messages from sending, reported The Guardian. WeChat issued a statement vowing a “clean-up ...

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American Man Being Held In Russia On Charges Of Espionage

Russian authorities detained a U.S. citizen and accused him of espionage, Russian domestic intelligence agency FSB said in a statement Monday. Paul Whelan was arrested while “carrying out spying activities” Dec. 28, according to the FSB statement cited by The Wall Street Journal. Whelan could be punished with 10 to 20 years in jail, according to Russian news agency TASS. ...

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