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Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct
In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. The bars were closed and they wanted to celebrate. He was a comedian they admired. The women would be (click on the image to read the full article).
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Poll shows Americans taking the Trump-Russia scandal seriously
There hasn’t been a lot of public polling about the Trump-Russia scandal lately, so I was glad to see this question in a CNN survey released this week:
“U.S. intelligence agencies have said that they believe the Russian government attempted to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election last year through hacking of political campaigns and the release of selected information. If this assessment is correct, do you think that would be a crisis for the United States, a major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem at all?”
The poll found that 22% of Americans see the scandal as a “crisis” – up from 17% earlier this year – while an additional 44% believe it’s a (click on the picture to read the full article).
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John Hillerman, Magnum PI star, dies at 84
John Hillerman, the US actor who shot to fame as snooty English caretaker Higgins in Tom Selleck’s ’80s TV series Magnum PI, has died at the age of 84.
Hillerman’s publicist said he died of natural causes on Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas.
Born in 1932, Hillerman started out on stage before landing small roles in such ’70s classics as The Last Picture Show, Blazing Saddles and Chinatown.
But he is best known for Magnum, which won him (click on the image to read the full article).
Mom dying of brain cancer pens heartbreaking letter to her young sons
Chivers, 34, was originally diagnosed with brain cancer when she was 25. “I am living with terminal brain cancer,” she said. “The question isn’t whether I will die from this disease, it’s when. It is this very question that has (click on the image to read the full article).
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The Vacuity of the Vice President
With Donald Trump in Asia plugging his golf resort and telling his hosts “I never knew we had so many countries,” the leaderless United States has had a week to try out President Mike Pence. Make that Pastor Pence.
It’s not a problem that Pence is a sycophant in chief, perhaps the greatest bootlicker to take up residence at the Naval Observatory. His little stunt, on Trump’s orders, of flying halfway across the country to walk out on people exercising their First Amendment rights at a football game cost taxpayers a pile. So. Veeps are (click on the image to read the full article).
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Bonobo help strangers without being asked
DURHAM, N.C. — A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think.
Famously friendly apes from Africa’s Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help strangers too, said Jingzhi Tan, a postdoctoral (click on the image to read the full article).
Trump Bodyguard Keith Schiller Testifies Russian Offered Trump Women, Was Turned Down
WASHINGTON — After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week, according to three sources who were present for the interview.
Two of the sources said the bodyguard, Keith Schiller, viewed the (click on the image to read the full article)
Koala mutilated and left to die with both ears cut off on a roadside in sickening animal cruelty attack
A koala has been found dead and mutilated near Warrnambool in Victoria’s southwest.
The koala had both ears cut off and was found on Hopkins Point Rd, near Warrnambool around 8.30am on Monday.
Police are working to determine if (click on the image to read the full article).
Authorities in California ask church to stop feeding the homeless
MALIBU, Calif. — A Malibu church that has helped the homeless for years has been asked to stop feeding people who are down on their luck.
CBS Los Angeles spoke to the people at the United Methodist Church about the request.
Workers at the church say they are able to serve as many as 100 people. They’ve been serving meals on Wednesdays since 2014.
But now, the food service will (click on the image to read the full article).