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    Leading feminist apologizes for saying female Bernie Sanders supporters want to ‘meet boys’

    One of the modern feminist movement’s leading voices, Gloria Steinem, apologized in a Facebook post on Sunday morning, for a comment she made that critics say was patronizing toward young women. “Whether they gravitate to Bernie [Sanders] or Hillary, young women are activist and feminist in greater numbers than ever before,” wrote Steinem. Steinem’s post came after a day’s worth of criticism, when “Real Time” host Bill Maher asked her why, as a supporter of Hillary Clinton, she thought her preferred […]

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    Sheriff puts ‘In God We Trust’ on all patrol cars

    RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — All patrol cars in of Rutherford County got a little makeover, a decision made by Sheriff Chris Francis and paid for by a local church. “We looked at it as an opportunity to show our patriotism,” Francis said. The new ‘In God We Trust’ decals were placed on all 50 of the agencies marked patrol cars. “I want to make sure that my deputy sheriffs know what ‘In God We Trust’ means,” Francis said. “And how blessed we […]

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    Popular hijab-wearing Barbie doll on Instagram known as ‘Hijarbie’

    LAGOS, Nigeria — Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim. It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin tones and different body types, including adding curves to her impossibly slender frame. Now a Nigerian medical student has taken Instagram by storm since she began posting images of a hijab-wearing Barbie doll a few weeks ago. We are used to seeing Barbie scantily-clad in denim hotpants and skimpy […]

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    Super Bowl 2016: At age 39, Peyton Manning leads Broncos to victory

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If this was the final game of Peyton Manning’s 18-year career, he couldn’t have scripted the ending much better. A 2-yard rushing touchdown from running back C.J. Anderson — in addition to a defensive score and three field goals from kicker Brandon McManus — gave the Denver Broncos a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in front of 71,088 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who […]

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    North Korea launches long-range missile

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has launched a long-range “missile,” a South Korean defense ministry official said Sunday, an action immediately condemned by the United States as “destabilizing and provocative.” Though North Korea had said it planned to put a satellite into orbit, the launch was viewed by other nations, such as Japan and South Korea, as a front for a ballistic missile test. The South Korean national security council held an emergency meeting in response to the launch, […]

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    Emergency workers plow through a blizzard so man can reach hospital for heart transplant

    OMAHA, Neb. — A man’s journey to get a new heart took him through a Nebraska blizzard. First responders fought terrible conditions overnight Tuesday to get Dan Griffin of Elba to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which is about a 150-mile trip. Griffin suffered a heart attack 13 years ago that eventually led doctors to put a blood pumping device in his heart in July 2014. He’d been on the heart transplant list for more than a year. According […]

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    Missouri duo’s last hostages say modern-day ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ knew end was imminent

    Hours before a shootout that stopped a multistate crime spree, police say, a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde burst into one more home and held their last captives as Florida law enforcement officers pursued them. The duo kept the residents — a Pensacola couple and their 2-year-old daughter — inside with them at gunpoint Thursday night and, after explaining their situation, used the homeowners’ phones to call relatives to say goodbye, the residents say. Both saw the end coming, one of […]

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    ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch transferred from juvenile detention to adult jail

    FORT WORTH, Tex.– Teenager Ethan Couch, convicted in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving crash, has been transferred from a juvenile to an adult jail, Tarrant County, Texas, Sheriff Dee Anderson said Friday. A judge hasn’t decided if Couch, 18, will be prosecuted in adult or juvenile court for probation violation, Anderson said. A hearing on that question is scheduled for February 19. A judge decided Friday to move Couch to the adult facility, Anderson said. “The only change that was made […]

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    Viral family photo has Internet wondering: Which one is the mom?

    INDIANAPOLIS —When Kaylan Mahomes posted a recent car selfie with her twin, Kyla, and their mother, the social media world went into confusion. The caption by the high schooler read, “Mom, twin and me.” But because all three share the same youthful glow — it looks more like a picture of triplets — everyone is still trying to figure out which one is the mom. Mom, twin & me.❤️ pic.twitter.com/2l5QEfYX1f — Kaylan Mahomes (@kaylan_17) January 28, 2016 Since it was posted […]

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    Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting

    CHICAGO — On an early fall evening last September, Chicago police officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski heard the call of shots fired go out over their radio. Partners for about a year, they had responded to dozens of shootings together on the city’s violence-plagued south side. However, the scene they would soon encounter was anything but ordinary. “It was very chaotic,” Conneely said. “When we first arrived, there had to be about a hundred people out on the street, […]

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    Pope Francis to meet head of Russian Orthodox Church in historic meeting

    LONDON — Pope Francis will meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kyril, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches in history, since the split between Eastern and Western Christianity nearly 1,000 years ago. Lombardi called the meeting “beautiful news.” The meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kyril will take place on February 12 in Cuba, as the Pope heads for […]

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    Two NYPD officers shot in the Bronx, but expected to survive

    NEW YORK — Two New York Police Department officers were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night, the department said on Twitter. One suspect, believed to be the shooter, is dead, two senior law enforcement officials told CNN. The officers were patrolling a building when they encountered three men in hallway and asked them whether they lived in the building, the sources said. At one point, it’s believed the officers left with one of the men, who they were trying […]