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    Video shows anti-Trump protester spitting in officer’s face

    CLEVELAND — Cameras captured the moment an anti-Trump protester appeared to spit in the face of a police officer in downtown Cleveland Friday. The incident happened as a few dozen people, accompanied by a group of Cleveland bike patrol officers, demonstrated against President Donald Trump‘s inauguration. WJW-TV video shows one of the protesters repeatedly elbow and push one of the officers. When the police grab him, he appears to spit in an officer’s face. Police shoved protesters away as they tried to cuff the man. The man was […]

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    Sweet moment: Barron Trump plays peek-a-boo with nephew as dad signs executive orders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sweet moment played out on Inauguration Day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. Cameras caught Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, playing peek-a-boo with his nephew, Theodore, who is the son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. It happened as President Trump sat down at Capitol Hill to take his first official actions as President: Signing a waiver allowing former Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense; a proclamation of a national day […]

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    Protest movements surge ahead of Trump’s inauguration

    By Jana Kasperkevic in Washington, D.C. Two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Moumita Ahmed packed her bags and moved from New York to Washington, D.C. to house hunt. The property she’s seeking will serve as a base for activists throughout Trump’s presidency, where organizers will meet, hold trainings, and possibly stay overnight while in town. The Resistance House, as it will be called, is being established just as thousands of Americans are making their way into Washington—both to celebrate Trump […]

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    The hiccups and potential catastrophes of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    By Avi Asher-Schapiro Outside Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on Thursday morning, late commuters mingled with visitors to the nation’s capital as private vendors hawked unlicensed Trump merchandise to arriving inauguration attendees. Business, at least at that hour, was not brisk: Many passersby—arriving off trains from the Northeast Corridor and likely in town for planned anti-Trump protests—stopped for photos with the lone Bernie Sanders supporter outside the station, holding a styrofoam board clustered with buttons from a bygone primary. By Thursday […]

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    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ premiere canceled after video leaks

    LOS ANGELES – This weekend’s Los Angeles premiere of “A Dog’s Purpose” has been canceled after leaked video prompted an investigation into the treatment of animals during the movie’s filming, according to a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter Thursday. “Because Amblin’s review into the edited video released yesterday is still ongoing, distributor Universal Pictures has decided it is in the best interest of A Dog’s Purpose to cancel this weekend’s premiere and press junket. Amblin and Universal do not want […]

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    ‘Miracle’ baby expected to live just hours is now 2 weeks old

    BETTENDORF, Iowa — Little Fiona Grace wasn’t supposed to live for more than an hour or two after being born with serious organ defects, but the feisty little Quad Cities girl is now two weeks old. “She’s just like a normal baby. She eats and cries and gets changed,” mother Autumn Dunn told WQAD. Weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces, Fiona’s been a fighter since birth. “We went from thinking we were going to have to plan her funeral to, we get […]

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    ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ actor Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

    LOS ANGELES – Actor Miguel Ferrer, who starred in “NCIS: Los Angeles” died Thursday of cancer, Variety reported. He was 61. The actor, who was George Clooney’s first cousin, appeared in the NCIS spin off for seven seasons. “Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement […]

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    Thousands of Skittles intended for cattle feed spill on Wisconsin highway

    DODGE COUNTY, Wis. — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin came across something odd in the road Tuesday evening — 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 actually […]

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    Woman who battled cancer in viral dance video dies

    DALLAS — A Texas mother who danced her way into the hearts of millions as she battled cancer has died. Ana-Alecia Ayala died Wednesday after fighting uterine sarcoma for more than a year, according to KDFW. In October, Ayala posted a video to Facebook and Instagram of her and her “chemo buddy” Danielle Andrus dancing to the song “Juju On That Beat” by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall. Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 9 million times. “We want to […]

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    Woman says bacon helped her celebrate 109 years

    MARSHALL, Ill. — A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois has some advice for living a long life. “I never smoked a cigarette in my life, I never drank liquor in my life, and I had one husband for 43 years,” said Ruth Benjamin. “And I love bacon! Ruth just celebrated her 109th birthday. She was born in 1908 as one of her parents’ six children. Later in life, she worked at Quakemaid in Terre Haute for 43 years. While her life may […]