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Navy ordered to take further action on water contamination in Hawaii
Residents say the water has contributed to an array of health problems like vomiting, diarrhea and skin irritation.
Winter advisory issued in NYC for morning commute
New Yorkers can expect some flurries on their morning commute Wednesday, but the first snowfall of the season will be far from frightful, forecasters say.
Rose McGowan's Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein Dismissed After She Again Misses Deadlines
After firing her attorneys last month and missing deadlines to refile charges, a federal judge has dismissed Rose McGowan's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.
At Guantanamo hearing, both parties express disappointment with the president
At a Senate hearing on closing the camp, lawmakers could find little common ground apart from dissatisfaction with the Biden administration.
House Approves Mitch McConnell's Plan To Have His Cake and Eat It on the Debt Ceiling
The House voted 222-212 for a framework that would allow Senate Democrats to raise the debt ceiling vote through a simple majority vote.
Democrat feminist slams Biden for conflating sex and gender: We're seeing 'total invasion' of women's spaces
Feminist Kara Dansky discusses the state of women's rights, and slams the word 'transgender,' on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
Nets rally late to pull out tight win over Mavericks
The Nets looked dead and buried, taken out by a great Luka Doncic performance. Until, that is, they pulled off yet another comeback.
Man dies in Prince George’s crash
Driver killed when car leaves Prince George's road,
Weak Joe Biden no match for Vladimir Putin and other foes: Goodwin
When it comes to making a deal with Russia, Joe Biden has a problem. He wants to talk, Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine — and has massed 175,000 troops on the border to prove it.
US going to war with Russia over Ukraine would 'court destruction of the known world': Macgregor
Col. Douglas Macgregor told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday that President Biden and members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are courting global turmoil with their current overtures toward Russia.
San Francisco police lt. blames ACLU for string of smash-and-grab robberies: 'Protecting the criminals'
A San Francisco police lieutenant blamed the ACLU on Tuesday for "undermining public safety" with its handling of California's string of smash-and-grab robberies that have plagued local retailers ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Roger Stone rejects Jan. 6 committee subpoena, invoking Fifth Amendment
Republican political consultant and former Nixon and Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone said through his lawyer Tuesday that he is invoking his Fifth Amendment right and declining to testify before the January 6  congressional commission.
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Again Has Hard Time Remembering Things on Witness Stand
Like the previous week, attorney Robert Leach pulled up Holmes' own emails ranging from six to nine years ago, attempting to aid Holmes in jogging her memory.
Los Angeles mall video captures security guard attacked with bear spray in smash-and-grab
The Los Angeles Police Department released video footage Tuesday showing the moment a mall security guard was attacked with bear spray during a recent smash-and-grab robbery in which $25,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a department store.
DOJ Announces US Navy Seized Iranian Terrorist Arms Shipments Bound for Militants in Yemen
"The actions of the United States in these two cases strike a resounding blow to the government of Iran," the DOJ said.
Defense Department's review of Afghanistan drawdown begins 3 months after withdrawal
Three months after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the team picked by the Defense Department to review the drawdown and the final months of America's longest war has begun its work.
Riverside County official expresses 'horror' over abuse of Turpin siblings
A top county official reacted to the revelations of abuse endured by the Turpin siblings.
Virginia’s visit to JMU ends with frustration and a 52-49 loss
The Cavaliers lost to a mid-major opponent for the second time this season.
Here's how an anime convention will help track the spread of Omicron
A New York anime convention could give more insight into the spread of the Omicron variant. Dr. Craig Spencer explains what exact data the CDC is looking for.
GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw derides House Freedom Caucus: 'Grifters' and 'performance artists'
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took aim at members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling the group 'grifters' and 'performance artists'
Islanders end 11-game losing streak with win over Senators
Anders Lee scored twice for the Islanders, who snapped an 11-game losing streak and earned their first win in more than a month by beating the Senators.
House Passes Defense Authorization Bill 363-70, Now Heads to Senate
The $768 billion defense bill will fund the U.S. military in the new year and also reform the military judicial system.
34,000 L.A. Unified students have not complied with vaccine mandate, signaling problems ahead
The 85% vaccination rate for students 12 and older represents progress, but the number of those who have not complied suggests huge headaches when school resumes on Jan. 10.
House passes compromise defense bill, backing Pentagon budget boost
Lawmakers approved the legislation 363-70, which saw 169 Democrats join 194 Republicans in a blowout vote.
‘Riverdale’: Madelaine Petsch Breaks Down Cheryl’s Epic, Time-Spanning Romance
Plus, what's next in the series' hundredth episode -- and beyond?
Knicks prospect Luka Samanic shining in G-League
It was neat timing for the Knicks that two-way prospect Luka Samanic won G-League Player of the Week honors Tuesday while the Knicks were in Alamo City.
Biden confronts Putin as tensions escalate over Ukraine
President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met over a video call amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. CNN's Erin Burnett goes through the White House's warning for Russia as Biden weighs new sanctions.
In dramatic testimony, alleged Epstein victim recounts Maxwell's role
Carolyn said she was sexually abused for years by Jeffrey Epstein.
House passes agreement on deal to allow Democrats to address debt ceiling
The agreement would create a one-time process to allow Senate Democrats to raise the debt ceiling on their own without fear of a GOP filibuster.
Biden Withdraws Banking Nominee Saule Omarova After GOP Pushback and Modest Dem Support
Concerns from Republicans over her thoughts on banking regulations and her birth in the former Soviet Union led Omarova to request the nomination be withdrawn.
The House OKs a bipartisan defense policy bill that includes servicemember pay boost
The National Defense Authorization Act would also overhaul the military justice system.
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Los Angeles neighborhood group in Melrose installs license plate readers amid crime wave
A neighborhood group that monitors crime along a portion of Los Angeles’ famed Melrose Avenue is moving forward with a plan to install license plate readers along the corridor amid a spike in shootings and brazen robberies.
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What you missed on ABC's live version of 'Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'
Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the third "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" special with a moment made for live TV -- but not for censors.
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Jets’ kicking calamity goes back to Nick Folk blunder
If the Jets were any good, this would be a much bigger issue. If the Jets were in contention for — (clearing throat) — a playoff berth this would be a major problem. But because the Jets stink and because they’re light years from even sniffing the aroma of playoff contention, this is a mere...
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Strike By A Thousand-Plus Kellogg's Workers to Continue After They Reject Company's Offer
The declined five-year offer included cost-of-living adjustments in the latter years of the deal and kept the current healthcare benefits.
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'The Voice' semifinals: Ariana Grande's entire team wiped out in emotional Top 5 reveal
Ariana Grande's season is ending early on "The Voice." The five finalists were revealed Tuesday following Monday's semifinal performances.      
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Chrishell Stause debuts brunette hair at the People’s Choice Awards
“wowww you look stunning , love the new look,” one person enthused on Twitter, while another marveled, “Ok was not expecting Chrishell to look this fireeee with brown hair omg.”
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Man attacks Midtown business owner who asked him to wear mask
A man attacked the owner of a Midtown military surplus store who asked him to wear a face mask inside the business last month, police said Tuesday.
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Investigating coal ash sites near you
Hundreds of these coal waste sites dot the country. Forty or fewer have a protective liner to keep their contents contained, and more than 200 have been shown to contaminate groundwater with toxic substances at levels that exceed federal safety standards.
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Jussie Smollett blasts prosecutor for reading actor's texts that included N-word
Jussie Smollett took the stand for the second day in a row at his trial on Tuesday.
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Businesses still struggle to hire willing workers
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Mexican kidnap-for-ransom ring that operated in Southern California is indicted
The defendants are accused of kidnapping nine people and demanding payment from the families. In some cases the victims, who included three U.S. citizens, were killed even when the ransom was paid.
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'Omicron,' 'dogecoin' top list of 2021's most mispronounced words
Virtually everyone is having trouble pronouncing the latest coronavirus variant “omicron.” Other words, like "Dogecoin" and "Chipotle," also top the 2021 list of words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce this year.
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House passes workaround to move forward on raising the debt ceiling
The vote creates a path for Congress to prevent the government from defaulting on more than $29 trillion in debt.
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Veteran reflects on camaraderie, time served in war on 100th birthday
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Florida's first case of omicron variant confirmed
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Farmers get help with mental health struggles
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Military mom battling breast cancer gifted car
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