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    In R-rated anti-Trump rant, Madonna muses about ‘blowing up White House’

    Ever the provocateur, Madonna dropped a trio of f-bombs and admitted that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. “It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f–k up,” she told the crowd. “It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would win in the end.” “Well, good did […]

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    DOJ: Hiring Kushner does not violate anti-nepotism law

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Justice Department concluded Friday that Jared Kushner serving in his father-in-law’s administration would not be a violation of federal anti-nepotism laws. “In choosing his personal staff, the President enjoys an unusual degree of freedom, which Congress found suitable to the demands of his office,” wrote Daniel Koffsky, deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel, which serves as interpreter of federal law for the White House. “Any appointment to that staff, however, carries […]

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    Tornado rips through parts of south Mississippi, killing at least 3

    HATTIESBURG, MO – Severe storms shattered parts of southern Mississippi early Saturday, killing at least three people in Forrest County, state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said. The National Weather Service office in Jackson dispatched a damage survey team to the area to investigate what was a likely tornado that also damaged buildings in Hattiesburg and Petal, including parts of a college and a fire station, officials said. More damage in downtown Hattiesburg. #mswx — Ryan Moore (@RyanMooreMS) […]

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    Boston police: Propane tank caused police car to burn in ‘deliberate act’

    (CNN) — A propane tank planted next to a Boston police car caused the vehicle to catch fire Friday in what appears to be a deliberate attempt “to blow up one of our cruisers,” law enforcement officials said. A police representative said the tank was wedged between the cruiser and a bridge on West Broadway in South Boston, near a Boston police station. Police released a photo of a person who may have been in the area during the explosions […]

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    Twitter investigating complaints about @POTUS account transfer

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — The transfer of power on Twitter hasn’t gone entirely smoothly. The social media platform says it’s looking into complaints from angry users who say they were unwittingly added as followers of the @POTUS account after President Donald Trump’s team took it over on Friday. “We are investigating,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told one irate user late Friday. The company’s @support account also responded, saying it was aware of “the issue with migrating @POTUS followers.” That tweet […]

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    Trump starts Day Two at National Cathedral for prayer service

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump sought divine blessings for his new administration Saturday as the forces of resistance to his presidency gathered in mass rallies in Washington and around the world. The President left the White House with his family for an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral on his first full day in office following Friday’s pageantry and parties, which were punctuated by his first steps to stamp his power on Washington. President Donald Trump & Vice President […]

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    Illinois lawmaker: Donald Trump has to earn my respect

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rep. Luis Gutierrez, one of dozens of Democratic lawmakers who boycotted Donald Trump’s inauguration, said Saturday that the new president has not yet earned his respect. “Donald Trump has to earn my respect, has to earn my being reciprocal,” the Illinois lawmaker told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “When he spoke yesterday and said ‘America First,’ did he include me? Did he include my grandsons?” More than 50 Democratic lawmakers boycotted Trump’s inauguration. Some promised to participate in anti-Trump […]

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    Trump admin tells National Park Service to halt tweets

    (CNN) — After the National Park Service retweeted a few messages that negatively compared the crowd sizes at Obama’s 2009 inauguration to Donald Trump’s inauguration, representatives from the new administration asked the Interior Department’s digital team to temporarily stop using Twitter, according to a message obtained by CNN. The National Park Service Twitter account retweeted this observation from New York Times reporter Binyamin Appelbaum on Friday: “Compare the crowds: 2009 inauguration at left, 2017 inauguration at right.” The tweet contained […]

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    Women march in protest on Donald Trump’s first full day as President

    WASHINGTON — Women of all generations streamed on to the National Mall Saturday morning, gathering for the Women’s March on Washington to push back on the Republican agenda and offer a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump’s history of derogatory comments about women. After a day of grandeur, pomp and circumstance for Trump, buses and planes of protesters arrived in the nation’s capital Friday night and Saturday morning. Women in pink hats with cat ears — the now universal symbol […]

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    Trump administration suspends mortgage premium rate cut

    NEW YORK – The freshly-inaugurated Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama’s team announced during his final days in office. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that the reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out government-backed home loans has been “suspended indefinitely.” The cut, at a quarter of a percentage point, would have saved homeowners an average of $500 this year, according to the Federal […]

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    Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy in Ralph Lauren outfit

    WASHINGTON, DC – Melania Trump stepped out in a powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit that harkened back to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ iconic style. She also wore matching shoes and gloves. Her look drew comparisons to the powder blue outfit Jackie Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration in 1961. Ralph Lauren also did many of former first lady Hillary Clinton’s suits. The brand declined to comment on how the Ralph Lauren Collection came together, whether they offered the powder blue skirt […]

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    Here’s how much Obama’s pension is worth

    NEW YORK – At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets get lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage. All those extra […]