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20 States Take Away Licenses for Student Debt

Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who default on their educational debts. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Apologies for Nude Selfie

Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a leaked nude photo of him that is currently circulating online but says he no plans to resign over it. The Republican from Ennis acknowledged the sexually explicit photo in a statement on Wednesday saying it was taken in recent years when he was separated from his second wife. Show More Summary

What Does No Net Neutrality Look Like?

[W]hat might the American internet look like without net neutrality? Just look at Portugal. The country's wireless carrier Meo offers a package that's very different from those available in the US. Users pay for traditional "data" -- and on top of that, they pay for additional packages based on the kind of data and apps they want to use.... Show More Summary

Putin's Other Best Buds: Leaders of Syria, Iran

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on Wednesday. Show More Summary

U S Military Bans Alcohol for Troops in Japan

The U.S. military has ordered its troops stationed in Japan to remain on their bases and to forgo drinking alcohol in response to a deadly crash reportedly caused by a drunk-driving Marine. Okinawa resident Hidemasa Taira, 61, was killed...Show More Summary

Ct. Background Check Bill Has NRA Support?

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, usually at odds with gun rights groups over firearms legislation, is promoting a bill that the National Rifle Association likes too. Esty, D-5th District, is a co-sponsor of the U.S. House version of the "Fix NICS...Show More Summary

Ex-Cop: We Were Told to Keep Moore Away from Girls

A retired Alabama police officer said police were told in the 1970s to make sure now-GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore stayed away from high school cheerleaders. Former Gadsden police officer Faye Gary told MSNBC that the "rumor mill was...Show More Summary

Mueller Turning Up the Heat on Kushner

Special counsel Robert Mueller is turning up the heat on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as he examines potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey in May. Show More Summary

Butcher of Bosnia Convicted of Genocide

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo. Show More Summary

Facebook to Show Users Putin Propaganda They Fell For

Facebook will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they've followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from U.S. senators to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Given Kremlin Code Name

For two decades, Representative Dana Rohrabacher has been of value to the Kremlin, so valuable in recent years that the F.B.I. warned him in 2012 that Russia regarded him as an intelligence source worthy of a Kremlin code name. The following...Show More Summary

Looks Like Flynn's Making Deal with Mueller

A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the probe, people familiar with the investigation said. Show More Summary

Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Breach of 57 Million Accounts

Personal information belonging to about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week. The stolen data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers. Show More Summary

Mom Arrested for Recording Daughter at School

A mother in Norfolk, Virginia, is facing a felony charge for putting a recording device in her 9-year-old daughter's backpack to catch evidence that the girl was being bullied. After the device was found, Sarah Sims was charged with felony use of device to intercept oral communication and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Show More Summary

Kellyanne Violated Hatch Act in Jones Comments

A prominent government ethics expert has filed a complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, alleging that she violated federal law Monday by appearing to oppose Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's Democratic opponent....Show More Summary

Rand Paul's Wife: Every Breath He Takes Hurts

Kelley Paul: The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.... Show More Summary

Alleged Molester Delighted by Trump Support

The campaign of embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of improper sexual conduct when they were teenagers, trumpeted President Donald Trump's support in a fundraising mailing Wednesday. Show More Summary

WKRP's Thanksgiving Classic

"When WKRP in Cincinnati aired its seventh episode on October 30, 1978, no one -- including creator Hugh Wilson -- had any idea the freshman series was about to become part of television holiday special history. And they didn't even have to use any actual turkeys to do it. Show More Summary

A Billionaire Wages War on Poverty

Inside a sun-splashed classroom, George Kaiser folds his lanky frame into a tiny plastic chair next to a blue mat. For the dozen-plus 3- and 4-year-olds sitting on the mat in various stages of squirming, it's afternoon story time. Kaiser...Show More Summary

What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

In these days of anxiety and alienation, Thanksgiving offers the warm embrace of inclusiveness. Particularly for many people with families and faiths rooted in other lands, no other holiday, not even the Fourth of July, has so great a capacity to make them feel American.... Show More Summary

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