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Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unanswered

Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unansweredThe Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jackeline Caal, who reached the United States last week. She was apprehended with her father by Border Patrol agents in a group of more than 150 people at a remote area of the desert in New Mexico, renewing questions about the detention and treatment of migrants.



Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness

Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgivenessThe U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.



Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priestEgyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. In November archeology officials announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, during excavation work started in April by the same archaeological mission.



Trump spreads fake right wing claim about missing text messages between FBI agents

Trump spreads fake right wing claim about missing text messages between FBI agentsDonald Trump has falsely claimed texts between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were "wiped clean and gone" – despite a new report revealing the messages were not initially included in a Justice Department probe due to a technical error. “Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News,” he continued. The FBI’s automated collection tool failed to collect five months of text messages between the agents due to a technology failure, according to a report released by the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general.



Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor familyNery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "Because she'd never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go," she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the "extreme poverty" that dictated their lives.



NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars

NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from MarsWant more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.



Johnson & Johnson 'kept secret' that its Baby Powder contained asbestos 

Johnson & Johnson 'kept secret' that its Baby Powder contained asbestos Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum powder contained asbestos but failed to tell customers for over three decades, an investigation has found.  Shares in the company plunged  12 per cent following the release of the report by news agency Reuters, wiping £37bn ($47bn) off the company's value.  The investigation also found that the pharmaceutical company had employed a range of tactics to shape research into the problem and protect its Baby Powder brand. In one case, the company commissioned and paid for a study, told the researchers their desired results and then hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article presenting the findings. The investigation centres on a cache of documents released by Johnson & Johnson relating to the 11,700 plaintiffs claiming that the company’s talc caused their cancers. The documents show that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. A case in July, in which a judge ordered the company to pay $4.69bn in damages to 22 parties, was the first to succeed with a claim that the talc caused ovarian cancer.  Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal the recent verdicts against it and maintains that its talc is safe, adding that the recently divulged court papers show its commitment to ensuring its products are asbestos-free.  has been required to divulge in recent litigation shows the care the company takes to ensure its products are asbestos-free



CBS Pledges $20M From Les Moonves' Severance To Combat Sexual Harassment

CBS Pledges $20M From Les Moonves' Severance To Combat Sexual HarassmentScandal-ridden CBS is shelling out $20 million to more than a dozen



The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weather

The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weatherWinter weather can be so, so dangerous for your pupper's paws. When it gets very cold out, the snow or even the cold pavement can give your dog frostbite on its paws in a matter of minutes. Your dog's paws absolutely need protection, but not all pups are willing to leave those little booties on their feet. There's another option called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, and we can't recommend it highly enough. Here's what you need to know from the Amazon page: * Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream * Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity * Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy * Available in pack of 7-ounces * Measures 3-4/5-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width 3-4/5 height



Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

Warren seeks to solidify backing of African AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.



Mulvaney adds chief of staff to his responsibilities

Mulvaney adds chief of staff to his responsibilitiesThe Trump administration's top budget official will serve as acting White House chief of staff; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.



Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.

Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.



Video shows Trump's next chief of staff calling him 'terrible human being'

Video shows Trump's next chief of staff calling him 'terrible human being'One of Mick Mulvaney’s first tasks as acting chief of staff to Donald Trump will perhaps be explaining why he previously publicly called his boss “a terrible human being”. Video has emerged of Mulvaney, previously a Republican congressman, admitting his disdain for Trump shortly before the presidential election in November 2016.



Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe: minister

Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe: ministerTurkey's foreign minister said Saturday his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. "We haven't received any new information or outcome of the investigation from the Saudi side," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on the sidelines of a conference in Turkish ally Qatar. Earlier this month, the minister said Turkey was in talks over a possible United Nations investigation into the October 2 murder, which has provoked global outrage.



Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub clubPresident Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull. The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France's defense company Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, are a modified version of the Scorpene class diesel-powered submarine.




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