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    Hundreds of peaceful Trump protests overshadowed by violent acts, arrests

    By Jana Kasperkevic, Tribune Media, in Washington DC Donald Trump began his term in office as the least-liked president of the modern era, according to a recent Gallup poll: Just 40 percent of Americans see him in favorable light on the eve of his inauguration, compared to the  78 percent of Americans who viewed Barack Obama favorably in early 2009 and the 62 percent who viewed George W. Bush that way (and despite the contested nature of the 2000 election). […]

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    White nationalist Richard Spencer punched in the face during interview

    WASHINGTON – White nationalist and leader of the alt-right movement Richard Spencer was sucker-punched in the face twice in downtown Washington D.C. following President Trump’s inauguration Friday. Spencer said he was walking to a restaurant with people from Stateless Media who were working on an interview with him when people recognized him and a circle formed near 14th and K Street. Suddenly, a man wearing a black hoodie attacked him, striking Spencer under the left eye. I was just physically […]

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    Sweet moment: Barron Trump plays peek-a-boo with nephew as dad signs executive orders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A sweet moment played out on Inauguration Day, after Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. Cameras caught Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, playing peek-a-boo with his nephew, Theodore, who is the son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. It happened as President Trump sat down at Capitol Hill to take his first official actions as President: Signing a waiver allowing former Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense; a proclamation of a national […]

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    VIDEO: Anti-Trump protesters torch limo blocks from inaugural parade

    WASHINGTON — Protesters vandalized and set a limousine on fire just blocks from President Donald Trump’s inaugural parade route Friday afternoon. Several cars in the area of 12th and K streets had their windows blown out by protesters around 4:30 p.m. A limo along the road was then set on fire, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. DC — Alex Cuadros (@alexcuadros) January 20, 2017 By 4:45 p.m., firefighters had contained the blaze. Dozens of police officers wearing […]

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    ‘Charity isn’t political’: Washington restaurants giving away inauguration weekend profits

    By Ese Olumhense in Washington, D.C. With its sultry uptempo soul music, high shadows cast by low lamps, and velvet couches, Tryst, a trendy cafe and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, is magnetic. A large crowd, even on weeknights, can be found there, as smiling servers weave through the pack, flitting from table to table. Almost every seat at the bar was full on Friday night. It’s hard to imagine the hotspot any busier, but Saturday, the night […]

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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 […]

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    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ premiere canceled after video leaks

    LOS ANGELES – This weekend’s Los Angeles premiere of “A Dog’s Purpose” has been canceled after leaked video prompted an investigation into the treatment of animals during the movie’s filming, according to a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter Thursday. “Because Amblin’s review into the edited video released yesterday is still ongoing, distributor Universal Pictures has decided it is in the best interest of A Dog’s Purpose to cancel this weekend’s premiere and press junket. Amblin and Universal do not want […]

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    ‘Miracle’ baby expected to live just hours is now 2 weeks old

    BETTENDORF, Iowa – Little Fiona Grace wasn’t supposed to live for more than an hour or two after being born with serious organ defects, but the feisty little Quad Cities girl is now two weeks old. “She’s just like a normal baby. She eats and cries and gets changed,” mother Autumn Dunn told WQAD. Weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces, Fiona’s been a fighter since birth. “We went from thinking we were going to have to plan her funeral to, we get […]

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    ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ actor Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

    LOS ANGELES – Actor Miguel Ferrer, who starred in “NCIS: Los Angeles” died Thursday of cancer, Variety reported. He was 61. The actor, who was George Clooney’s first cousin, appeared in the NCIS spin off for seven seasons. “Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement […]

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    Video shows teens ‘subway surfing’ behind packed New York City train

    NEW YORK — Two of the three teens who were caught on video holding on to the back of a New York City subway train as it left a station in the Bronx were ticketed Thursday, police said. The two 15-year-olds were cited for trespassing and released into their parents’ custody, NYPD told WPIX-TV. It’s unclear if police are still looking for the third teen in the video. The teens will have to appear in court where they may receive a fine, according […]

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    Fun facts from past presidential inaugurations

    WASHINGTON – Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet? Whether you’re stoked or bummed about the way the election turned out, here are some fun facts to make you look like a history buff to your friends as the inauguration festivities near. Yes, this stuff really happened. When William Henry Harrison was too proud to wear a coat. What, you don’t […]