O’Reilly reportedly paid $32 million harassment settlement before signing new Fox contract

Fired Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News. A report in the New York Times published Saturday said O’Reilly made the payment to Lis Wiehl, a longtime contributor to his program, who alleged that O’Reilly forced her into […]

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New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed US Soldiers in Niger

New details are emerging about the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead in Niger as U.S. congressional leaders are demanding answers from the Pentagon. The U.S. Green Berets (special forces), along with four Nigerian soldiers, were killed on October 4 in an ambush in Tongo-Tongo, a village near the border with Mali. On the […]

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Ivanka Trump Leaves Family Foundation Off Disclosures

Maybe it just slipped her mind. Ivanka Trump’s federal financial disclosure report doesn’t mention her past involvement with the charitable foundation that bears her family’s name—and which remains under investigation for self-dealing. President Donald Trump’s daughter is working as an advisor to him in Washington while her two adult brothers run the family’s business empire. […]

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Trump says he’ll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow long blocked secret files on the assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time. The November 22, 1963 assassination — an epochal event in modern US history — has spawned multiple theories challenging the official version that Kennedy was […]

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An antidote to the political mire: decency

By Rabbi Ben Kamin OCEANSIDE, California — It was just the other morning that I saw and heard the anguished yet determined report of a mother whose soldier-son was killed in that ambush in Niger.  The news media, which drowns us with equal parts information and hyperbole, was trying to extract a statement from her—a […]

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New Zealand to Have Youngest Prime Minister Since 1856

New Zealand will have a center-left coalition government led by the nation’s youngest prime minister in more than 150 years. When New Zealanders voted in a general election almost a month ago, neither of the two major parties, the center-right National party, which had been in power for nearly a decade and won more seats […]

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Mandalay Bay hotel decides what to do with Las Vegas murderer’s infamous suite

las vegas shooter note The suite rented by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock will remain locked indefinitely as hotel employees work to preserve evidence related to the shooting. MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates the resort and casino, announced Thursday that they will not rent the 32nd-floor room following the Oct. 1 massacre that […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Under Fire

A key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has joined a chorus of congressional Democrats calling for Ivanka Trump’s security clearances to be reviewed because her failure to fully divest herself from her business empire poses serious potential for conflicts of interest. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the GOP-controlled committee, is […]

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At White House opioid commission meeting, insurance industry gets a scolding

WASHINGTON – Patrick Kennedy, it seemed, had been waiting for a public opportunity speak directly to the nation’s health insurers. “The historic treatment of addiction and mental illness has been a separate and unequal process,” the former Rhode Island congressman and a member of the president’s opioid commission told a group of insurance executives on […]

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North Korean Official Says US Must ‘Put Up” with Pyongyang’s Nuclear Weapons

A senior North Korean official said in Moscow Friday that Pyongyang does not plan to discuss its nuclear program with the U.S., insisting Washington would have “have to put up” with the reality it possesses nuclear weapons. “This is a matter of life and death for us,” North Korean Foreign Ministry official Choe Son-hui told […]

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CIA chief: if Kim Jong-Un should disappear… uh, let’s not talk about it

The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and “waking up in his own bed” each day. But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, well, don’t ask US spy chief Mike Pompeo about it. “With respect to, if […]

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Mexico jumps into battle over Texas ‘sanctuary city’ law

WASHINGTON — The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if implemented, would crack down on sanctuary cities, arguing that the state’s action hurts Mexico’s relationship with Washington. Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that Texas Senate Bill 4 creates unnecessary tension in relations […]

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I teach ethics at the university where Richard Spencer spoke

By Anna L. Peterson, Professor of Religion, University of Florida. Once in a while, life provides us with the kind of dramatic moral dilemma that even the most imaginative ethics textbook writer couldn’t think up. Presently, my community – the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville – faces a dangerous and complicated series […]

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‘Underwear bomber’ sues over prison treatment

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up a US-bound aircraft in 2009 with explosives hidden in his underwear, has sued the US Justice department for alleged mistreatment in prison. Sentenced to life in a hyper-secure Colorado “Supermax” prison, Abdulmutallab said in a suit filed Wednesday that he had been denied contact with […]

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