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    President Obama’s approval rating hits 60% as end of term approaches

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone. A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama’s approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since June of his first year in office. Compared with other outgoing presidents, Obama lands near the top of the list, outranked only by Bill Clinton’s 66% in January 2001 and Ronald […]

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    “She will always be mom:” Teen stolen as baby still loves ‘mom’

    Alexis Manigo has accepted what police say — that she was born as Kamiyah Mobley and that the woman who raised her in South Carolina stole her as a newborn from a Florida hospital. But the 18-year-old told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she still considers the woman now sitting in jail to be her mother. “She will always be mom,” Manigo said in an interview that “GMA” aired Wednesday. “I will always love her.” A DNA test revealed last week […]

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    Obama meets press for final time as President

    President Barack Obama is taking reporters’ questions for a final time Wednesday, January 18th from the White House briefing room, his last official event before President-elect Donald Trump replaces him in two days. His concluding news conference comes amid a flurry of last-minute activity, including handing down a commutation for national security leaker Chelsea Manning and a pardon for Gen. James Cartwright, convicted of lying to investigators in a leak probe. Questions could also arise about the continued skirmish between […]

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    Rep. Gwen Moore WILL attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration: “I want (him) to see me front and center”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore said Wednesday, January 18th she WILL be attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 20th. This, as dozens of Democratic lawmakers have said they’re boycotting the inauguration — particularly after revelations of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis. No senators have yet said they are boycotting, though Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has left open the possibility. Rep. Moore released the […]

  • COLLEGE STATION, TX - APRIL 21: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush attend a portrait unveiling at the George Bush Library April 21, 2003 in College Station, Texas. A painting of the father/son presidents went on display. (Photo by Joe Mitchell/Getty Images)

    George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday, January 18th. Jim McGrath told CNN that the 41st president has been hospitalized at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday, and later said in a statement the cause was “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation.” He said Bush is responding well to treatments. Barbara Bush also […]

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    Watch: Pair of fishermen hurled from boat traveling nearly 60 mph

    FLORIDA — Two fishermen thrown from their boat traveling nearly 60 miles-per-hour — and the frightening moment was all captured on camera. According to Wired2fish, two college anglers from the University of Florida bass fishing team were ejected from their boat while running to their first fishing spot at the FLW College Fishing tournament on Lake Seminole. Sources at the event say a locknut came loose on the boat’s hydraulic steering and the driver lost control while going nearly 60 miles-per-hour. Thankfully, […]

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    Bobcat attacks 3 women eating lunch in Connecticut

    Colchester, CT — Three women were attacked by a bobcat while having lunch near a greenhouse in Colchester on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at a greenhouse on Waterhole Road around 11:45 a.m. According to authorities, about 20 people were having lunch on the property of The Caring Community, which the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said is a social service provider of residential and day programs, There was blood on the animal’s face and it appeared to be injured, […]

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    Artist uses real blood to protest President-elect Donald Trump

    Illma Gore caused quite a controversy during the presidential campaign last year with her illustration depicting a nude President-elect Donald Trump. This time she’s teamed up with an artist collective to create a mural using human blood. The Los Angeles-based artist was approached shortly after the election by Indecline, the artist collective that placed statues of a nude Mr. Trump in five cities around the United States. The resulting mural is called “Rise Up Thy Young Blood,” a paraphrase from […]

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    Twitter officially shuts down Vine

    Vine’s six seconds of fame are about to come to an end. Twitter will officially phase out its beloved six-second video service on Tuesday and replace it with a “pared-down” camera application instead. If you’re an active Vine user, this is your last chance to download your old videos before the app changes over. Vine Camera, the next iteration of Vine, will let users create six-second looping videos and share them directly on Twitter. But the dedicated Vine sharing platform […]

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    McDonald’s just tweaked the Big Mac

    McDonald’s Big Mac is getting even bigger. And smaller. For those who think the Big Mac is a bit too big, McDonald’s is coming out with the Mac Jr. For those who think the Big Mac isn’t quite big enough, McDonald’s is unveiling the Grand Mac. McDonald’s said it’s going company-wide with the burgers after successful test markets earlier this year in Ohio and Dallas/Fort Worth. The Big Mac is distinguished by the fact that it has two burger patties […]

  • The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn't a person, but a six-wheeled robot.

    Robot deliveries are about to hit U.S. streets

    WASHINGTON — The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn’t a person, but a six-wheeled robot. In early February, delivery startup Postmates will begin testing ground robots in D.C., and DoorDash will follow suit in Redwood City. Customers placing orders during daylight may receive an order from the robots, which autonomously navigate sidewalks. The robots hold deliveries in their hulls, which flip open with the push of a button. For now, Starship Technologies, which makes the robots, […]

  • Space needs cleaning if costly catastrophic collisions are to be avoided, scientists warn. Several litter-picking ideas to remove space junk from Earth orbit, including a net, a harpoon and a sail are due to be tested later in 2017.

    Space junk mission leads 2017 rocket launches

    Space needs cleaning if costly catastrophic collisions are to be avoided, scientists warn. Several litter-picking ideas to remove space junk from Earth orbit, including a net, a harpoon and a sail are due to be tested later in 2017. Led by scientists from the Surrey Space Centre in the UK and funded by the European Commission, the RemoveDEBRIS project aims to tackle the growing problem of orbiting garbage that threatens satellites vital for the Internet, cell phones and navigation. Space […]