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Rep. Meehan loses House ethics seat over sexual harassment claim

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday removed Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan from the Ethics Committee and ordered an investigation after a report that the Pennsylvania congressman used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment complaint. The New York Times reported Saturday that Meehan, a 63-year-old married father of three, professed his romantic interest in an aide last year, grew hostile when she did not reciprocate, and that his office reached a confidential settlement with the woman with the money to be paid from Meehan’s congressional office fund. The report cited…

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Without CHIP funding, 1.7 million kids could lose healthcare in weeks

More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington D.C. are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which ceased being funded when lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill late Friday night. As the weekend continues, Congress is attempting to negotiate a deal that would provide CHIP a six-year extension, but that’s not soon enough for some. “I’m tired of my daughter’s health being used as a political weapon,” said Lisa Nunez, a…

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Science 

Investigators Still Don't Know Why the Las Vegas Shooter Killed 58 People

His motive remains a mystery months after the slaughter More LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday. But almost four months after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others with a barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, investigators still have not answered the key question: Why did he do it? Clark…

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Battle over legal marijuana: a monumental moment for states’ rights

West Hollywood is painted with rainbow flags. Known as “The Creative City,” this counterculture hub is set in rolling hills, thrumming with thrift stores, vegetarian restaurants, and, since Jan. 1, four dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. The most populous state in the union, with 39 million people, started allowing legal recreational pot sales three days before the Justice Department threatened to step up enforcement of federal prohibition.  As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood’s MedMen brush off a rainstorm, Iain McDonald, an actor and Lyft driver from Australia, says he’s puzzled…

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Entertainment 

Avengers Captain Marvel: Brie Larson FIRST LOOK in fighter jet

The actress was pictured at the Nevada military base and excited soldiers wasted no time posting pictures online. One of the soldiers, Eric Zupanc (aka Sgt Awesome) posted the breaking news on his Instagram as he posed with the star. He wrote: “Got the opportunity to meet Actress Brie Larson. She was on Nellis doing some work for her movie Captain Marvel.”  The images have spread like wildfire across social media as anticipation starts to build for Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero movie. Larson was shown interacting with personnel around the…

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This Ex-Convict and Former Coal Boss is Running for Senate

Don Blankenship went to prison last year over the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades More (LOGAN, W.Va.) — An ex-coal company executive who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades kicked off his U.S. Senate bid Thursday evening, telling an audience he backs President Donald President Trump as a real opportunity for West Virginia. Ex-Massey Energy boss Don Blankenship received several ovations from more than 100 supporters present at his town hall-styled kickoff event in Logan. But also among those…

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Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 interview

Adult movie actress Stormy Daniels purportedly denied having an extramarital affair with Donald Trump back in 2006, but she told a different story in 2011, according to a recently rediscovered magazine interview published Wednesday. InTouch magazine has just made public a 7-year-old interview with Daniels in which she claims that a sexual relationship with Trump began after she met the future president at a celebrity golf tournament in July 2006 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels appears at the Wicked Pictures booth at the 2017 AVN Adult…

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North Korea: General encourages army to learn from KOREAN WAR MISTAKES to prepare for Kim

Sources state the US Army’s Chief of Staff, Mark Milley, has brought up two historic wars at the Pentagon as part of a chilling warning that shows the US needs to prepare for all eventualities. Discussing the army unit Task Force Smith, General Milley reminisced how a military group underestimated the North in the Korean War and the Battle of the Passerine Pass in World War 2 when troops were overrun by German general Erwin Rommel. The New York Times (NYT) reported the officials claimed General Milley recited accounts of…

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Technology 

Virgin eyeing Heathrow and Gatwick Airport fast-speed travel thanks to Hyperloop pods

Virgin believes Elon Musk’s Hyperloop system could be the answer to London’s airport runway expansion problems. Sir Richard Branson’s firm believes Hyperloop pods, which can travel up to 670mph, would effectively turn the capital’s three airports into one “hub”. It’s estimated passengers would only need five minutes to travel in a Hyperloop between Gatwick and Heathrow, and seven to Stansted.  Sir Richard has previously described the Hyperloop as the “world’s most revolutionary train service”. He has also invested £65million in Hyperloop One, a California start-up he chairs, which has built…

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FBI Knew Las Vegas Mass Shooter Kept Gun Stashes, Records Show

(LAS VEGAS) — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday. However, new questions were raised after a U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents revealing some of what federal agents had learned about shooter Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las Vegas attack. The 315 pages of FBI affidavits provide just a glimpse of what investigators…

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