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December 24, 2018 12:07 AM Florida police officers bust a move with flash mob at mall

Two officers from the Aventura Police Department busted a move with a flash mob at a mall in Florida. (Aventura Mall) Two Florida police officers who appeared to be breaking up a flash mob in a mall surprised shoppers when they jumped on in the fun. The officers, with the Aventura Police Department, were captured in a video posted to Twitter last Tuesday 128

December 22, 2018 3:06 AM Trump hopes partial shutdown of government will not last long

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a partial shutdown of the government would hopefully not last long, after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve a funding measure that included $5 billion for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. “We’re going to have a shutdown. There’s nothing we can do about 141

December 21, 2018 8:26 AM An Explosion at a Coal Mine in the Czech Republic Has Killed 13 People

(PRAGUE) — The death toll in a methane explosion that hit a coal mine in northeast Czech Republic increased to 13, a mining company said Friday. OKD mining company spokesman Ivo Celechovsky said that 11 of the dead were Polish nationals while two were Czechs. Another 10 miners were injured in the explosion Thursday afternoon at the CSA mine near the town of Karvina 100

December 20, 2018 6:15 PM Monterey Bay Aquarium apologizes for ‘fat-shaming’ otter, calling her 'thicc' on Twitter

Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has been slammed online because of a tweet fat-shaming Abby, one of its otters. On Tuesday, the California aquarium sent out a tweet referencing the overweight otter’s physique. However, the aquarium was quickly inundated with criticism – particularly over its choice of slang, which has been called out as being AAVE (African 150

December 20, 2018 4:09 PM New England Patriots star Josh Gordon 'stepping away from football' amid reports of potential suspension

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon announced he was 'stepping away from football' to focus on his mental health, just months after completing a suspension for substance abuse issues. New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he was “stepping away from football” to focus on his mental health, just months after completing 124

December 20, 2018 3:54 PM Ted Cruz fires back at Jimmy Kimmel after a sketch in which God, Satan condemn him to hell

Sen. Ted Cruz responded to a sketch on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in which the late-night host suggested that God and Satan have decided that the Texas senator is going to hell. Cruz reacted on Twitter after Jimmy Kimmel enlisted the help of comedian Billy Crystal and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on Tuesday’s episode. Kimmel first speaks with Crystal, who played 5656

December 20, 2018 8:46 AM France says Islamic State has not been wiped from map in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s defense minister said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had been weakened but not been wiped from the map in Syria and that the fight to defeat them definitively in their remaining pockets needed to carry on. “Islamic State has been weakened more than ever,” Florence Parly said on Twitter, responding to U.S. President 99

December 20, 2018 3:29 AM Liberal Rep. Barbara Lee in rare agreement with Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was in rare agreement with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Lee, who recently lost her bid for House Speaker to fellow Rep. Nancy Pelosi, also a California Democrat, told Fox News that she's "long called for a troop withdrawal on Syria" because Congress "has not authorized" 202

December 18, 2018 6:52 PM Arizona Republican McSally will fill McCain's Senate seat

(Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will take over the late John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat in January, two months after losing her bid for Arizona’s other Senate seat, the state’s governor said on Tuesday. McSally will replace the retiring John Kyl, whom Governor Doug Ducey appointed after McCain died in August following a battle 138

December 17, 2018 7:01 PM Twitter says resolved issue that could have exposed user country code

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Monday it has resolved an issue with one of its complaint forms that could have revealed country code of phone numbers linked to account holders. The issue, which was fixed on Nov. 16, did not expose full phone numbers or any other personal information of users, the company said. Twitter said it received a large number 118