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Maybe colleges will be influenced by a donor, or unfairly punish a professor who crosses a line. Either way, assaults come from the left and right.      
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Navy seeks to contest Hawaii health officials' order to halt operations at fuel site linked to contaminated tap water
The Navy will contest an emergency order issued by the Hawaii Department of Health to suspend operations at a fuel site tied to contaminated tap water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, officials said Tuesday.
ONLY ON AP Desperate Afghans try to cross into Iran
Afghans are streaming across the border into Iran in accelerating numbers, driven by desperation. In the past three months, more than 300,000 people have crossed illegally into Iran and more are coming, at the rate of thousands a day. (Dec. 7)
One arrest after Christmas tree set on fire outside News Corp. building
A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said.
Kevin Durant, James Harden’s heavy Nets minutes likely won’t get them day off
DALLAS — James Harden played the entire fourth quarter of the Nets’ 102-99 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday night, while Kevin Durant did him one better and played the whole second half. Don’t expect either to take off Wednesday when the Nets play the second night of back-to-back, at Houston. “S–t, I might play...
Biden’s China response is ‘bare minimum,’ Olympics should be relocated: Sen. Rick Scott
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., agreed on "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday night that many big-name U.S. companies seem more concerned about reaping profits in China than about standing up for American values overseas.
Tennessee medical board deletes anti-misinformation COVID-19 policy after GOP pressures to dissolve board
Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, has pressured the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to unpublish a policy against COVID-19 misinformation.
Greg Gutfeld: The Media has neither a soul, nor the will to search for one
A biased writer at a biased paper commissioned a biased firm to study media bias, and surprise, he thinks media's biased against Joe. How convenient.
Tokyo Set to Begin Recognizing Same-Sex Partnerships
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for caution on the issue ahead of the election, even though a poll found that 57% of respondents approved of same-sex marriage
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State rejects Anaheim compromise, expected to say Angel Stadium deal violates law
The California Department of Housing and Community Development is expected to say that the Angel Stadium deal violates law.
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Malaysia court upholds guilty verdict for former PM Najib's 1MDB conviction
A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former Prime Minister Najib Razak's guilty verdict on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), dealing a blow to his hopes of a political comeback.
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RJ Barrett shows he might just be key to it all for Knicks
The wild card for a struggling team is always this: Maybe you can get better. It’s rarely that easy, of course. Usually it takes a force outside of the ordinary to shake things up: a trade, a benching, a Jeremy Lin falling out of the sky for a couple of weeks, an injury that elevates...
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Protests held at Boise State after professor says at conference that men, not women, should be recruited into fields like medicine and law
Hundreds of protestors demonstrated at Boise State University in Idaho over the weekend following comments made at a conference by a professor who said men should be prioritized for fields of study such as engineering, medicine and law.
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Navy SEAL dead after Virginia training accident: reports
A U.S. Navy SEAL died Tuesday after being injured over the weekend during a training operation in Virginia, according to a report.
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Chinese couple reunited with abducted son after 14-year search
A couple in southern China were reunited with their missing teenage son in an emotional ceremony on Monday, ending their 14-year-search which inspired a hit movie.
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Mandatory food recycling to begin in California
Starting in January, banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't be allowed in most California trash bins under a mandatory food recycling program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. (Dec. 8)      
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Jeff Bezos toasts 'drinking buddy' Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at 2021 People's Choice Awards: See all the winners
The People's Choice Awards honored Kim Kardashian West, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and more. See what you missed, and check out all the winners.       
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Lakers' Big Three lead win over Celtics
LeBron James scored 30 points as the Lakers beat rival Boston Celtics 117-102 on Tuesday at Staples Center.
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Devin Nunes for Ditching Congress to ‘Milk’ Trump
CBS“Speaking of catastrophes,” Stephen Colbert said midway through his Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, pivoting from a story about the demise of humanity to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who announced this week that he will be leaving Congress at the end of this year to work for Donald Trump.“Nunes has been named the CEO of the former president’s new media company,” the host explained, “despite having ‘no apparent prior experience working in the tech industry or as an executive.’” As a former dairy farmer, Colbert joked that Nunes is the “perfect guy to make money off the old president, because he has experience milking things with leathery skin.”This brought Colbert to Nunes’ most famous social media interaction, which consisted of him suing Twitter for $250 million over a parody account pretending to be his cow. “The case was of course dismissed and we still don’t know who was behind the cow Twitter account,” he said. “All we know is that it’s someone smarter than Devin Nunes, so probably a cow.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Watch Jennifer Anniston, Kevin Hart and Ann Dowd revive 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'
ABC's "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" aired reenactments of sitcoms from the '70s and '80s with a star-studded cast. Watch to see how they compare to the originals.
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What you need to know about Germany's new chancellor and coalition government
Social Democratic politician Olaf Scholz will take over from center-right Angela Merkel as chancellor and will lead a coalition of three different parties in government.
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Germans See the Smurf in Olaf Scholz. Putin Might, Too.
Scholz succeeds Angela Merkel facing plague at home and talk of war to the east. Will he rise to the occasion?
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Climate Progress Depends on U.S.-China Competition
Competition between American and Chinese companies will be the real driver of decreased greenhouse gas emissions around the globe.
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In Russia, the Pandemic Is Beating Putin
The virus has starkly revealed the limits of the president’s power.
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What to watch on Wednesday: ‘’Welcome to Earth,’ starring Will Smith, debuts on Disney Plus
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 I “Alter Ego” concludes its first season on Fox.
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Biden, Democrats can't fully grasp the implications of their own policies: Tammy Bruce
Tammy Bruce blasted Joe Biden and Democrat leaders as 'weaklings' for their foreign policy on Tuesday's "Fox News Primetime."
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Opening statements to begin in trial of Kimberly Potter, ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright
Opening statements in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop are expected Wednesday in the same courtroom where another ex-cop was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.
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House passes National Defense Authorization Act
The House passed the compromise version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday.
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‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Skilyr Hicks dead at 23
Skilyr Hicks, who was a contestant on "America's Got Talent" in 2013, was reportedly found dead at a friend's home in South Carolina. She was 23 years old. 
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Ingraham: China 'collaborators' like Apple's Tim Cook, financier Ray Dalio endanger US
In her “Ingraham Angle” monologue on Tuesday, host Laura Ingraham called out several wealthy American business titans “collaborating” against U.S. interests to appease China for their own financial gain.
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Pearl Harbor 80th anniversary in images
On the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, attendees paid respect to the fallen and those who served in WWII.
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Who kept laughing? Who swore on live TV? What you missed from ABC’s ‘Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ reenactments.
In ABC's latest "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" special, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Jon Stewart and more A-listers reenacted episodes of "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes."
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Analysis: Inside the Ghislaine Maxwell trial
One of Ghislaine Maxwell's accusers testified Tuesday that she was just 14 years old when the British socialite had her undress, fondled her and told her she had a "great body" that financier Jeffrey Epstein would enjoy. (Dec. 8)      
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Vanessa Bryant lives ‘in fear’ of Kobe crash pics going viral
Kobe Bryant's widow fears photos of the 2020 California helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, their daughter Gianna and seven others will "go viral."
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Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors
A federal judge in Georgia issued a stay Tuesday to bar enforcement of the mandate nationwide.
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Isaiah Mobley scores 23 to lead No. 16 USC past Eastern Kentucky
Isaiah Mobley scored 23 points as No. 16 USC remained undefeated with a 80-68 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday at Galen Center.
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China Stays Hushed, IOC Mum on Peng Shuai Case as Beijing Olympics Loom
The International Olympic Committee said it needs "to be discreet" when talking about this case while the Beijing Olympics are set to begin in February.
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Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame are headed for showdown
Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame basketball teams keep winning
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Adolescent Anorexia Up 65 Percent in Canada During First Wave of Pandemic, Study Finds
Researchers said the lockdowns and increased social media use could've triggered young people's eating disorders.
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Tucker Carlson: America would gain nothing from starting war with Russia
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host examines the consequences of sparking a military confrontation with Russia.
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Max Scherzer has ‘great respect’ for Buck Showalter in Mets’ managerial search
As the Mets sift through managerial candidates — another of which was added to the field Tuesday — they could take into account the wishes of their big offseason splash. Max Scherzer is a symbol of the organization’s “win-now” mentality and would like to play for a manager of the same ilk, according to an...
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House passes annual defense policy bill with historic military justice reforms
The compromise bill dropped proposals that would have required women to register for the draft.
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Good Samaritan Marine killed while helping victims on California highway identified
The US Marine who was fatally struck by a truck while assisting accident victims on the side of a California freeway Monday morning has been identified.
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Today in History for December 8th
America enters World War Two; Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death in New York. (Dec. 8)      
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Stranger sexually assaults, robs woman walking home in NYC
The male suspect crept up from behind the victim, covering her mouth before forcibly touching her near the corner of East 40th Street and First Avenue in Murray Hill at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD.
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Lauren Boebert Backs Thomas Massie With Family Gun Photo: 'No Spare Ammo for You, Though'
The photo appeared to attract significant criticism on social media.
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Meadows plays both sides of January 6 probe while clock ticks on investigation
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Tuesday became the latest Donald Trump acolyte to bow to the former President's ire, begging out of his scheduled deposition with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot -- despite having given over key documents that will help build their case.
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Supreme Court hears appeal of Maine parents seeking to have state pay for religious schools
The Supreme Court will return to the issue of religious liberty Wednesday and consider a Maine school tuition assistance program that parents say violates their religious rights under the First Amendment.
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Carolyn Hax: A good relationship is elusive with son’s distant wife
Their son’s wife is shy and distant. How can these in-laws build a better relationship with her?
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