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Tavis Smiley Is Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

[ad_1] According to an exclusive report from Variety, Tavis Smiley has been accused of sexual misconduct. He is currently suspended from his half-hour interview program that airs weeknights on PBS. The network released a statement, “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley, produced by TS Media, an independent production company. PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS,...

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Three Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. In a statement Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual.     The accusations reported by the Times Wednesday stem from the 1980s and 1990s. One woman, Drew Dixon, said Simmons raped her in his downtown apartment in 1995. Another, Tina Baker, said Simmons raped her in the early ’90s, when he was her manager. A third, Toni Sallie, a music journalist, said he raped her in 1988, also in his apartment. Last month, HBO...

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Tillerson: US won’t set preconditions for North Korea talks

[ad_1] "We've said from the diplomatic side, we're ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk," Tillerson said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Tuesday, in what amounted to a direct public invitation for North Korea to put aside an escalating cycle of tests and taunts and engage in diplomacy. "We are ready to have the first meeting without precondition," Tillerson said. "Let's just meet, and we can talk about the weather if you want. Talk about whether it's going to be a square table or a round table, if that's what you are excited about. But...

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Boston’s Black Households Have Median Net Worth Of Only $8

[ad_1] Black residents in Boston are buried under hefty debts, only having an $8 median net worth. Many readers thought it was a typo when The Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team included that statistic in its new series on racism in the city. The city’s non-immigrant African Americans have the second-lowest median net worth, only heading Dominicans who have a dismal $0, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Duke University, and the New School. The staggeringly low number suggested something has impeded the growth of Black wealth in Boston, selected as a site...

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Fed Boosts Benchmark Rate For Third Time This Year

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, signaling its confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed is lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumers and businesses and slightly better returns for savers. The central bank says it expects the job market and...

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Texas Student’s Family Surprises Her Boyfriend With A Car

[ad_1] Madison Duke has been dating her boyfriend Chris Hunt for nearly a year. The Dallas high school students are preparing to celebrate their first Christmas together and Chris got a surprise of a lifetime — Madison’s family gifted him a car. Watch the cute moment below: Social media showed the couple tons of love and the two even decided to start a YouTube channel together. Check out their video on the epic Christmas gift: Sadly, a Twitter user noticed the disgusting amount of hate Madison and  Chris received in the comments. See below and please be warned, some of the comments...

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House, Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Tax Package

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump. Top GOP aides said lawmakers had reached an agreement in principle on the final package. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about private negotiations. One congressional aide said the deal was contingent on whether late changes to the bill still complied with budget...

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