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Tavis Smiley Announces Deal For New Show

[ad_1] (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black viewers. He also announced a five-city “town hall” tour to talk about relationships in the workplace. Among the men caught up in sexual misconduct cases the past few months, Smiley has been most aggressive...

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Agency Says It Will Hold ‘Parties Accountable’ ‘ For JFK Flood

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will “hold all responsible parties accountable.” The agency said there were still some delays on Monday, the day after a water pipe that feeds a sprinkler system in the privately operated Terminal 4 broke, causing water to flood the terminal and significantly disrupt operations. Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said investigators want to determine “why an internal pipe was not weather protected and whether any other failures contributed...

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Sources: Oprah Winfrey ‘actively thinking’ about running for president

[ad_1] Oprah Winfrey is "actively thinking" about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday. The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey's extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run. Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has...

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This Syrian baby lost his eye to war. Now people are covering their eyes in solidarity

[ad_1] Karim's injury, a consequence of civil unrest that began seven years before he was born, sparked a hashtag social media campaign that has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter, with people -- from sports stars to diplomats -- posting selfies of themselves covering one eye. The photos have been tagged with #SolidarityWithKarim and #StandWithKarim."He and his mother came under an artillery attack in a popular market in Hammuriah, Eastern Ghouta. Karim's mother was killed in that attack, and Karim sustained severe injuries to his skull," said the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a group that provides humanitarian...

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Democrats Move To Offense On Health Care; Seek ‘Big Ideas’

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are shifting to the offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. With Republicans unable to agree on their vision, Democrats are debating ideas that range from single-payer, government-run care for all, to new insurance options anchored in popular programs like Medicare or Medicaid. There’s also widespread support for authorizing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, an idea once advocated by candidate Donald Trump, which has languished since he was elected president. Democrats are hoping to winnow down...

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3 Injured In NY Trump Tower Heating System Fire

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A fire in Trump Tower’s heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof, the Fire Department of New York said Monday. The fire started around 7 a.m. at the Manhattan building that contains President Donald Trump’s home and business offices. Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the department said. It took about an hour to put out the fire. The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour. “There...

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Disney Getting Backlash For A White Version Of ‘Black Panter’

[ad_1] Black Panther is ready to hit theaters on February 16 and Disney is in full promotion gear. However, someone on their marketing team screwed up and social media is outraged. Disney created a White version of Black Panther in the shape of a pin. See below: Unless that’s Clark Kent trying out Black Panther’s outfit, the man in the mask, who we assume is supposed to be T’Challa, is a white dude. What the hell was Disney thinking? According to The Wrap, the pin was seen at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Wrap claims it could be a production error...

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US Hits Record For Costly Weather Disasters: $306 Billion

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. That ties 2011 for the number of billion-dollar disasters, but the total cost blew past the previous record of $215 billion in 2005. Costs are adjusted for inflation and NOAA keeps track of billion-dollar weather disasters going back to 1980. Three of the five most expensive hurricanes in U.S. history hit last year. Hurricane...

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