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Police Discover 13 Siblings Starved And Abused In California Home

[ad_1] PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small officers initially believed she was only 10, called 911 and was met by police who interviewed her and then went to the family home in Perris, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark, foul-smelling surroundings, according...

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Trump Says Dem Senator ‘Misrepresented’ His Immigration Comments

[ad_1] Haitian community members show up in large numbers at the Southern Blvd. bridge in West Palm Beach.  (Damon Higgins/Palm Beach Post via AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal. Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin...

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Simone Biles Says She Was Among Athletes Abused By Team Doctor

[ad_1]   Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar. Biles, who won five medals overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter outlining that abuse. Nassar, who spent more than two decades as a physician at USA Gymnastics while also working at Michigan State University, has admitted sexually assaulting gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought medical...

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Here’s How A Viral Tiffany Haddish Clip Landed Her A New Gig

[ad_1] Source: NBC / Getty You better believe when the cameras are on, Tiffany Haddish is making every joke count. One clip was so funny, it’s now landed her a deal with Groupon. Back in July of 2017, Tiffany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and detailed a hilarious outing with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. They took a Louisiana swamp tour using a Groupon, and Tiffany’s funny retelling of the situation caused the video to go viral. Eventually, the clip reached the folks over at Groupon and they loved it so much, they offered Tiffany to be their official spokesperson. Her answer? Check out...

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Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins Dead At 74

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter told The Associated Press. Along with Andrae Crouch, James Cleveland and a handful of others, Hawkins was credited as a founder of modern gospel music. Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and numerous other singers had become mainstream stars by adapting gospel sounds to pop lyrics. Hawkins stood out for enjoying commercial success...

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King Children Celebrate MLK Day; Critique Trump

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King. At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. Day as president buffeted...

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‘West Wing’ stars to hold one night only reading of ‘All the President’s Men’

[ad_1] Actors from one of the most famous political television shows of all time will read one of the most famous political stories of all time. Stars of NBC's "The West Wing" will hold a one-night-only reading of "All the President's Men" in Los Angeles on January 27. The reading, which will take place in the Los Angeles City Hall, is free but donations for the event will go to the Society of Professional Journalists. Stars including Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff...

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The Oprah effect: The many careers she helped launch

[ad_1] You get a career! You get a career! You get a career! If you count on Dr. Phil's folksy advice on daytime TV, you can thank Oprah Winfrey. If you bought a Nate Berkus woven area rug for your living room, Oprah probably had something to do with it. If Suze Orman helped you save for vacation, remember Oprah when you arrive. She's a billionaire, arguably the most famous talk show host in TV history and just maybe a future candidate for...

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Nichelle Nichols Didn’t Leave ‘Star Trek’ Thanks To Dr. King

[ad_1] When the 1960’s come to your head, you think about civil rights movement and the activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You think about his message and the fight he had to bring equality. But the 60’s also had one the most iconic shows to ever hit television. Star Trek. Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Nyota Uhura fourth in command of the starship on Star Trek. In the 60’s that was a big deal because it showed that diversity could exist. The Washington Post reports that during the time of the civil rights movement, it was crucial for hope in the movement to rise. A...

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NAACP Investigates 70 Arrested For Less Than One Once Of Marijuana

[ad_1] The NAACP is investigating the response of the Bartow County Law Enforcement in the arrests of 70 people for less than an ounce of marijuana. At least 63 people at a house party in Cartersville, Georgia were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of possession after police were unable to identify the owner of the drug stash found inside the house. Cartersville police said they arrived at the “lingerie-theme” 21st birthday bash party at about 2:20 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about possible gunshots. Police reportedly called in the county drug task force to assist in the investigation. They also...

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