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  • George W. Bush: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ in the United States

    Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump. “Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. … This means that people from every race, religion, ethnicity can be full and equally American,” he said during remarks at the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. “It means that bigotry and white supremacy, […]

  • Richard Spencer, police and protesters descend on University of Florida

    The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives on campus to deliver a speech on his racist views. The event, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will be Spencer’s first visit to a college campus since he and others participated in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. University and local officials are concerned that Thursday’s event could also become violent, and they have taken a number […]

  • What happened to missing Texas girl forced to stand in alley? Answers may rest in family SUV

    DALLAS – The disappearance of three-year-old Sherin Mathews is posing plenty of problems for Richardson Police and public, but Dallas-based lawyer Chad Ruback says one thing is a guarantee. “Mr. Mathews is going to be convicted. Mr. Mathews is going to spend some time in prison for what he did,” Ruback told KDAF on Monday. “The only question is how long he’s going to be behind bars and what he’s convicted of.” “He has stupidly admitted that he knew there […]

  • Gold Star widow of fallen Columbus soldier: ‘I wish Trump had called me’

    Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a phone call from President Trump after her husband was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, but that call did not come. “I never received the phone call,” Hunter told CNN anchor Brianna Keilar. Hunter said she was informed by her casualty officer that the White House had given word the President would call. She said she was told to stay by her phone for a couple of […]

  • Karen Pence unveils her second lady platform

    Second lady Karen Pence has a message and a mission: Art therapy is not just arts and crafts. “From children with cancer to struggling teens to grieving families to people with autism to military service members experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, to those with eating disorders,” Pence said Wednesday. “Art therapy is changing lives and it is saving lives.” Pence formally unveiled her “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART” policy platform and outlined goals for her work as second lady while speaking […]

  • One in nine American men is infected with oral HPV, study shows

    About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated. An infection with this common virus, which is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact, can cause cancer in several areas of the body, including the throat, anus, penis and vagina. […]

  • Social Security checks to get 2% bigger next year

    Millions of Americans will get a boost to their Social Security checks next year. The government announced a 2% increase to Social Security benefits Friday morning. The bigger checks aim to help offset rising prices. The average monthly check is estimated to increase to $1,404 in January — a $27 increase from $1,377 a month. Millions of Americans rely on Social Security to help make ends meet, and many have been struggling in the face of higher prices on essentials like health […]

  • Social media campaign #MeToo aims to raise awareness, show broad impact of sexual assault

    Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault. “Me too.” Social media was flooded with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. On Sunday actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of […]

  • Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy via his attorney Monday. Bergdahl, 31, was charged after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014. A judge said Bergdhal’s maximum possible punishment would be life in prison, but he has not been sentenced yet. After his capture, Bergdahl said he made “somewhere between a dozen and 15 escape attempts.” The Taliban released Bergdahl […]

  • Californians say they didn’t receive emergency wildfire alerts

    When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard. Some told CNN that the smell of smoke or their dogs whimpering were the only warnings they got before the fires tore through their neighborhoods, forcing them to flee their homes in the middle of the night. Now local emergency management officials and authorities are facing criticism for how they informed residents of the fires — and how they didn’t. “From what I’ve heard […]