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Tourists visit the White House, Friday March 22, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that...
former U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
(AP) —  A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: “US asylum officer to me: elective Lasik surgery...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an AP file photo
(AP) — At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg’s new ”privacy-focused vision ” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices and privacy failures. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s...
Happy International Women’s Day from the women of the VCP PMU.
United Nations, NEW YORK — Marches and protests are held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to...
empty shelves in a Eva Beach store, Honolulu
HONOLULU (AP) — Shipping delays between Hawaii and the mainland have left some grocery store shelves empty on Oahu, officials said. Officials with Honolulu-based Matson Inc. confirmed Tuesday that deliveries have fallen behind schedule because of a combination of bad weather and mechanical problems...
In this frame from video provided by CBS, R. Kelly talks during an interview
CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly cried, angrily stood up and ranted about being “assassinated” during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying people are after him for his money. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time,...
Screen showing social media logos
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls. Warnings about the “Momo challenge” swept Facebook...
Embattled former DOI Secretary, Ryan Zinke
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that a grand jury is considering evidence concerning whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators. The Associated Press reported in November that the Interior Department’s inspector general had referred an investigation of...
In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, a man walks past the Salt Lake Temple, a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Temple Square
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children’s voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year. The move is aimed at encouraging families to be more...
Components of swallowable self-righting device which can inject drugs from inside the stomach
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach. Patients usually prefer oral treatment, and comply with it better, but many compounds,...

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