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Jeffrey Bizzack sentenced: World Surf League executive sentenced in college admissions scam

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Federal prosecutors in Boston said Wednesday that surfing executive Jeffrey Bizzack has been sentenced to two months in prison for participating in the massive college admissions scheme. Prosecutors said Bizzack, 59, paid $250,000 in 2017 to get his son into the University of Southern California (USC) as a volleyball recruit,...
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Facebook earnings call: Expects to sell $420 million of political ads next year

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the company’s decision not to fact-check political ads, telling investors on an earnings call Wednesday that political advertising was free speech while downplaying its role as a moneymaker for Facebook. He also minimized the importance of political ads to Facebook’s bottom line, saying, “We estimate...
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President Obama calls out “woke” culture: “That’s not bringing about change”

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The Obamas opened up about political division at the annual summit for the Obama Foundation, their nonprofit organization. While former President Obama called out the call-out culture, former first lady Michelle Obama took white conservatives to task. Mr. Obama said he’s concerned about how people approach differences in opinion, especially...
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Medal of Honor ceremony today: Green Beret honored for saving lives in Afghanistan

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Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 8:07 PM EDT Fort Bragg, North Carolina — Master Sergeant Matthew Williams and his team of green berets choppered into a remote Afghan valley in the spring of 2008. Their mission, part of which was recorded, was to capture or kill a senior terrorist leader....
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Trump immigration ban: Lawsuit seeks to prevent administration from denying visas to immigrants who can’t afford health care

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Washington — A coalition of immigration advocacy groups and legal organizations on Wednesday mounted the first legal challenge against a sweeping proclamation President Trump issued earlier this month that would allow the government to reject visa applications from immigrants it determines will not be able to pay for health insurance...
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2019 Breeders Cup: Recent horse deaths loom over this year’s race

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Arcadia, California — Safety is a top concern heading into the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic after 36 horses died at Santa Anita Park since last December, including one horse this week. A who’s who of the Breeders’ Cup addressed those concerns during a pre-race press conference on Wednesday. Suspected causes of the...
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al-Baghdadi raid video: Pentagon releases images from al-Baghdadi operation today

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General Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, released a number of declassified images and video from the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over the weekend and described the images for reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday. This image shows the destruction of the...
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Secretary of homeland security pick should not be installed in “convoluted” process, says a top House Democrat, Bennie Thompson

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A top House Democrat is blasting the White House’s reported exploration of a loophole to bypass legal complications so President Trump can pick the person he wants to run the Department of Homeland Security.  The New York Times reported late Tuesday that the White House is exploring using an office...
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Kamala Harris 2020 campaign cutting costs and realigning staff in major shakeup

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Washington — Senator Kamala Harris is significantly curtailing and reshaping her presidential campaign in a bid to cut costs and boost her standing ahead of the the first-in-the-nation state of Iowa. A memo sent Wednesday to campaign staffers and top donors and obtained by CBS News outlines plans to slash...
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Ex-New Orleans mayor leads initiative calling for a reckoning with racism’s legacy

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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu helped lead the charge to remove Confederate statues in his city. Now he’s leading an initiative that calls for a reckoning with the legacy of racism.  The non-profit organization E Pluribus Unum works to achieve social and racial justice in the United States. The...

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