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After 32 Month Delay, 7th Circuit Affirms Equal Rights for Same-Sex Parents
Indiana must list same-sex parents on their child’s birth certificate, the court ruled.
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House Freedom Caucus Board: Impeachment -- A closing argument
Donald Trump’s crime was beating Hillary Clinton, challenging the swamp, and having the audacity to love his country and working to see it prosper.
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New video show extent of Queens middle school beatdown
Here is the vicious, girl-vs-girl beatdown — in a New York City middle school cafeteria — that has parents fuming, teachers wringing their hands and the schools chancellor walking away rather than dealing with. New video emerged Friday of the epic fight that broke out last week at Marie Curie Middle School in Bayside —...
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Rebel Wilson debuts stunning weight loss on Instagram
Wilson has already dubbed 2020 'The Year of Health.'
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Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case
The high court will consider a case involving a challenge to a Trump administration rule that allows employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for religious or moral reasons.
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Pug polishes bald man’s head
This pug gave his owner a good licking. Watch the adorable moment a 3-year-old pug in Tofino, Canada, cleaned his owner’s bald head — with his tongue. According to the pet owners, Shiloh the pug does this regularly, which explains why his dog dad didn’t stop eating mid-tongue bath.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Concerns over new virus from China prompt rare airport screenings for some travelers
The virus is from the same family as MERS and SARS, which previously caused deadly international outbreaks.       
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US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially bringing an end to a long-running legal battle that activists saw as an important front in...
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Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured
An avalanche at a California ski resort Friday morning killed one skier and seriously injured another, authorities said.
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Opinion: Travis Etienne could be making costly decision staying at Clemson
Running back Travis Etienne doesn't have much to prove at Clemson, yet he announced Friday will not enter the NFL Draft this year.       
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HHS reports 135 sexual misconduct incidents involving 'unaccompanied alien minors'
The Department of Health and Human Services released details of sexual misconduct involving unaccompanied minors in care provider facilities, documenting more than 100 substantiated incidents from mid-2015 through the end of 2017. 
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Can R.E.M. stop Trump campaign from playing its songs?
Iconic rock band the latest artists to object to their music being used at political events for President Donald Trump.
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What MLK Jr.’s American dream speech means to his children
Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter Yolanda King, daughter Bernice King and son Martin Luther King III comment on the civil rights leader’s famous speech on his dream for America. They share what it means to them and how it is still relevant today.
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Best Buy opens investigation into allegations of misconduct by CEO
Best Buy is investigating allegations of misconduct against its CEO Corie Barry, a company spokesperson said on Friday.
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LeBron James, Lakers lead NBA sales with most popular jersey, merchandise
New Orleans' Zion Williamson debuted on the list at No. 15. The Lakers, Philadelphia, Houston, Boston and Brooklyn have two players in the top 15.        
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani are all loved up in 'Nobody But You' music video teaser
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are giving fans a sneak peek at the music video for their new song together, “Nobody But You." 
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Supreme Court to decide if 'faithless electors' can defy popular vote and select their candidate of choice
The Supreme Court will settle two more disputes this year: one over the electoral college and another involving contraceptives offered through employer health plans.
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The change MLK Jr.’s children hope to see in the world
Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter Yolanda King shares what issue she hopes to help change. The civil rights leader’s daughter Bernice King comments on the need to be a responsible citizen and his son Martin Luther King III says he’s inspired by movements like Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and others.
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What would MLK Jr. say today?
Martin Luther King Jr.’s son Martin Luther King III is asked what he thinks his father would say if he were alive today. King said his father would be “concerned” about the direction some leaders have taken, but added that he believes “we would be on a different trajectory” if his father had not been killed. 
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Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in dispute over birth control
TheLittle Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns, fought the contraceptive requirement since it was first imposed.
Politica
Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with U.S., talks with Afghan govt -sources
The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with U.S. troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with U.S. negotiators in talks in Doha, two sources have said.
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House Foreign Affairs Committee presses Pompeo to appear for Iran hearing
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., on Friday pressed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday to agree to testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Trump administration's policy toward Iran and threatened to issue a subpoena if necessary. 
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A$AP Rocky marks anniversary of A$AP Yams’ death with pricey pendant necklace
He's honoring his mentor with diamonds.
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Over 100 Piglets Die During Livestock Semi-Trailer Crash in Iowa
Crews had to euthanize another 17 that were injured, an animal rescue officials said
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16 country joints that bring some honky tonk to NYC
When you’re living in New York City, getting in touch with your roots can seem as likely as squeezing grits from a stone. I know: After growing up in South Carolina, I’ve been on the hunt for country-music haunts and bona-fide barbecue since moving to Brooklyn eight years ago. Well, bless my heart: I finally...
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Career criminal arrested for anti-Semitic incident in Times Square
A hateful career criminal hurled anti-Semitic comments at a Jewish couple in Times Square – then attacked and yelled racial slurs at a 16-year-old boy who intervened, police said Friday. Suspect Vernon Stevens, 55, of Brooklyn first shouted, “F–king Jews!” at a couple in traditional Hasidic garb around 10:15 p.m. Thursday near West 45th Street...
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Trump administration to roll back school lunch regulations on fruits and vegetables
The USDA announced they plan to roll back school lunch regulations championed by Michelle Obama to allow schools "more flexibility" in what they serve because "because they know their children best."        
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People Have Invented More Than 200 Gender-Neutral Pronouns. Here’s Why ‘They’ Is Here to Stay
It is a well-known truth among linguists that so long as English is changing — which it always is — there will be people who are belly-aching about it, warning that if things keep going as they are, the language will soon be on life support and, as likely as not, dead within the year.…
time.com
Four former Iranian hostages: President Trump, thank you for your actions and your strength
For 40 years our government has failed to understand that the only thing that can stop a radical regime is strength.
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Cows talk to each other, including about food: study
Cows are able to “commooonicate” with each other, a startling new study says. Published in Scientific Reports in December, the study notes that Holstein-Fresian heifer cattle are able to communicate with one another, using their own distinct moos. The researchers, including lead researcher Alexandra Green, took 333 samples of cow vocalizations and analyzed them using...
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Jimmy Choo shop in Soho robbed of $36,000 in goods
A trio of thieves burglarized the Jimmy Choo shop in SoHo and got away with thousands of dollars worth of goods this week. The group of burglars smashed the glass door of the entryway at 111 Greene St. in the trendy downtown Manhattan neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Nearly $36,000 worth of...
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Novelist who wrote book about ‘predatory men’ on Weinstein jury
One of the jurors picked for Harvey Weinstein’s sex assault trial just wrote a novel -- about three young women and their relationships with predatory older men.
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ICE arrests migrant trans woman month after release, lawyers say
One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador with several illnesses was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge’s decision, the woman’s lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement re-arrested the trans woman Monday during what her lawyers...
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House chairman threatens to subpoena Pompeo over Iran policy hearing
The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday threatened to subpoena the nation's top diplomat to testify about the Trump administration's policy in Iran and Iraq.
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Museums in L.A. this week: 'Objects From the Concentration Camps' and more
New museum shows in L.A. for Jan. 19-26 include "Objects From the Concentration Camps" at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
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‘A Million Little Things’ creator D.J. Nash dissects bubbling melodrama
Deep into its second season, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” is still rocked by the suicide of Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston), a successful businessman who seemed to have it all. The subsequent revelation of cracks in his marriage to Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) painted a darker picture of what was troubling him. Shock waves reverberated through...
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Biden, Buttigieg grant big donors access at weekend campaign retreats
Both candidates have built large benches of fundraisers they’ll rely on through the slew of expensive early-state contests.
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Demand for L.A. office space is healthy and expected to grow
Small companies in the fourth quarter dominated the leasing market, a sign of a well-being in the local economy.
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Dance in L.A. this week: A.I.M by Kyle Abraham and more
Dance performances in L.A. for Jan. 19-26 include A.I.M by Kyle Abraham at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach
latimes.com
Justices to consider faithless electors, ahead of 2020 vote
The justices will hear arguments in April and should issue a decision by late June.
politico.com
Classical music in L.A. this week: New West Symphony with Eroica Trio and more
Classical music concerts in L.A. for Jan. 19-26 include a salute to Beethoven with New West Symphony and Eroica Trio, plus Pacific Opera Project's double bill of "Gianni Schicchi" and "L'enfant et les sortilèges"
latimes.com
Review: In 'Fireflies,' the struggles of the 1960s from the preacher's wife's point of view
South Coast Repertory stages the centerpiece of Donja R. Love's trilogy exploring queer love at pivotal moments in African American history.
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Ghana attracts African Americans with "Year of Return"
"To me there's no such thing as a black woman in Ghana; I am a woman in Ghana. We are all black," said American Lakeshia Ford.
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Theater in L.A. this week: Sting in 'The Last Ship' and more
New plays, Critics' Choices, etc., for Jan. 19-26 include Sting in the musical "The Last Ship" at the Ahmanson Theatre
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Martha Stewart blames ‘horny guys’ for success of Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina candle
"I wouldn't buy that candle," she said.
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At least 1 dead, 1 seriously hurt in Northern California avalanche, authorities say
An avalanche at Alpine Meadows ski resort in Northern California killed at least one person and severely injured another, authorities said Friday. 
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New Star Wars ride at Disneyland reaches capacity within minutes
First-day demand for the Rise of the Resistance ride caused all boarding slots to be taken within minutes of the park's opening, mirroring the Florida launch.
latimes.com
Novelist Rachel Kushner and more book events for the week ahead
What to do in L.A.: 5 book talks for the week ahead
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