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    THOUSANDS of red Skittles that spilled onto Dodge County highway were intended to be fed to cows

    DODGE COUNTY — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office came across something odd in the road Tuesday evening, January 17th — hundreds of thousands of Skittles! This story starts out about Skittles — but ends up being about cows! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew where the candy came from or where it was going, but county road crews said the Skittles spill was […]

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    VP-elect Mike Pence: President-elect Trump ‘getting very close’ to Obamacare replacement

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday, January 18th that Republicans do not yet have a bill to replace Obamacare, but that he has “seen a lot of great ideas” and that transition officials and GOP leaders are “getting very close” to having a replacement. “It’s being crafted right now,” Pence said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, when asked about a replacement to the President’s signature health care law. “We’re getting very close. We expect to have that […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: U.S. President Barack Obama (L), daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (R) and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House August 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The first family was returning from vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

    Pres. Obama says daughters’ reactions to election should serve as example: “We’ve tried to give them hope”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama says his two daughters’ reactions to the 2016 election should serve as a model for younger Americans who were disappointed in the outcome. “They were disappointed,” President Obama said on Wednesday, January 18th at his final White House news conference. “They paid attention to what their mom said during the campaign and believed it because it’s consistent with what we tried to teach them in our household, and what I’ve tried to model as […]

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    Chelsea Clinton on life after the election

    Chelsea Clinton has kept a low profile since her mother’s election defeat in November. But in a new interview with Refinery29, Clinton called on those disappointed with the outcome to not lose hope. “Everything we believed before the election, we still believe,” she said. “Everything we worked so hard for, we have to continue to work hard for. It requires engagement in our own communities.” The former first daughter called on Democrats to put whatever frustration they may be feeling […]

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    North Texas police detective killed, suspect found dead

    LITTLE ELM, Texas — Slain Texas police Detective Jerry Walker was a trained marksman who understood the human side of policing. Before he joined the Little Elm Police Department’s SWAT team he was a resource officer at Little Elm High School. In the wake of his death, members of the community shared fond memories on social media of the father of four. He was known to care about the people he served. He befriended children who didn’t have friends. Even someone […]

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    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ under fire after TMZ publishes leaked video of German shepherd

    WINNIPEG, Canada – The producers and distributor of the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” are defending their on-set practices after a video from the movie’s set appeared to show a dog in distress while filming a stunt. On Wednesday, TMZ published a minute-long video that showed a German Shepherd unwilling to perform a stunt in rushing water and in danger of drowning when eventually submerged in the pool. “A Dog’s Purpose” producer Amblin Entertainment and distributor Universal Pictures said in a […]

  • 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)

    Former President 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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    President Obama meets press for final time; his parting words: “We’re going to be OK”

    President Barack Obama used his departing words Wednesday, January 18th to offer an assured — if not entirely optimistic — outlook for a country governed by President-elect Donald Trump. “At my core I think we’re going to be OK,” President Obama said as he concluded his final news conference at the White House. “We just have to fight for it, work for it, and not take it for granted.” “I know that you will help us do that,” he told […]

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    GM unveils life-sized Lego Batmobile at Detroit Auto Show

    DETROIT, MI — Before the Detroit Auto Show wraps up next weekend, Chevy unveiled a life-size replica of the new Batmobile made completely out of Legos — more than 300,000 bricks. The car will be featured in “The Lego Batman Movie.” It’s 17-feet long and weighs nearly 1,700 pounds. It tow 120,000 pounds, features bulletproof glass and has WiFi.

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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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    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 […]