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Top Talkers: 91st Oscars edition

Top Talkers: 91st Oscars edition

From having no host to the contents of the gift bags, we've got what you need to know going into the 91st Academy Awards.
Has Obama become a conservative?

Has Obama become a conservative?

Former President Barack Obama speaks during the MBK Rising! My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit Tuesday in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) President Obama sounded like a conservative Tuesday at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summitt in Oakland, Calif., when he addressed hundreds of young men of color alongside basketball superstar Steph Curry. Obama talked to the young…
What to expect when President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for the second time

What to expect when President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for the second time

President Trump raises the prospect of easing sanctions on North Korea ahead of the Vietnam meeting. Former CIA Korea branch chief Bruce Klinger reacts on 'Journal Editorial Report.'
Kamala Harris breaks silence on Jussie Smollett: ‘Sad, frustrated, and disappointed’

Kamala Harris breaks silence on Jussie Smollett: 'Sad, frustrated, and disappointed'

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Democratic presidential contender Kamala D. Harris broker her silence Thursday on the Jussie Smollett case, calling the apparent hoax disappointing and a distraction from fighting racism and homophobia.
Osundairo brothers in Jussie Smollett case not charged so far

Osundairo brothers in Jussie Smollett case not charged so far

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Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.
New York Times labels William Happer, Princeton physicist, a ‘climate denialist,’ faces backlash

New York Times labels William Happer, Princeton physicist, a 'climate denialist,' faces backlash

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Princeton professor emeritus William Happer's role in forming a White House climate security committee didn't sit well with a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, which called the eminent physicist a "denialist."
Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

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Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died. He was 77.
Will the courts let Donald Trump build his wall?

Will the courts let Donald Trump build his wall?

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A FEW HOURS after Donald Trump tweeted about “the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country”, Carmen sat in a church office in suburban Maryland, quietly sobbing. Five years ago she and her son, who was then three, fled from El Salvador and her violent husband. “It’s difficult to leave your country,” she says.…
How far will Pope Francis go in rooting out sexual abuse?

How far will Pope Francis go in rooting out sexual abuse?

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“WE HEAR THE cry of the little ones asking for justice,” said Pope Francis on February 21st to 100 bishops from around the world and other leading members of the Catholic hierarchy who had gathered in the Vatican for a four-day meeting on clerical sex abuse. The conference is the most conspicuous effort yet to…
Governments are struggling to deal with returning jihadists

Governments are struggling to deal with returning jihadists

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IN THE FIRST heady days of their self-proclaimed caliphate, foreigners who joined Islamic State (IS) gleefully renounced their ties to the West. Jihadists from France, Canada and other countries filmed themselves burning their passports. But as IS nears its defeat, once-belligerent radicals act now like aggrieved tourists stranded on a package holiday. A Canadian man complains that…