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  • Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump’s favor, report says

    President Donald Trump’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen’s character to benefit Trump’s presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, including “trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump’s favor” and creating a Twitter account called “@WomenForCohen” that “praised […]

  • This is what Cardi B has to say about the government shutdown

    Cardi B is upset and worried. And she wants the world to know. In a profanity-laced video, the rapper on Wednesday night addressed the government shutdown that has gone on for 26 days — the longest in the nation’s history. “I just wanna remind you that it’s been a little bit over three weeks,” she says in the video. “Trump is now ordering … federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. … This is serious. Our country is in a hellhole right […]

  • Diabetic federal worker forced to ration her insulin during government shutdown

    A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because “the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying” in her sleep. “I thought, no end in sight for the shutdown. I can’t afford an ambulance bill. I can’t afford to go to the emergency room right now, because I know there’s more bills coming our way,” Mallory Lorge explained on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” Lorge, a U.S. Fish and […]

  • At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over

    (CNN) — Men armed with guns and explosives burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi, killing at least 21 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning. An American and a Briton were among the people killed when armed militants targeted the DusitD2 compound Tuesday, an upmarket cluster of shops and hotel facilities in the Kenyan capital. “The security operation at Dusit complex is over, and all the terrorists eliminated,” President Uhuru Kenyatta told reporters without giving details. He […]

  • China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

    (CNN) — Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according to Chinese government images. In making the announcement Tuesday, Chinese researchers released pictures from the probe showing the tiny plant growing in a small pot inside the spacecraft, hundreds of thousands of kilometers away from the Earth. China became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon on […]

  • Sorry, Trump. Netflix is creating its own ‘Space Force’

    (CNN) — Out-of-this-world news for fans of “The Office,” outer space and subtle jabs at President Donald Trump: Steve Carell is set to star in a TV series called “Space Force” for Netflix. The show will be a workplace comedy “centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services,” according to the streaming service. Carell co-created the series and will executive produce, in addition to starring. The project will reunite Carell with Greg Daniels, who […]

  • Bored with exercise? Virtual reality, immersive fitness might help

    (CNN) — The spin instructor let out a loud “Woooo!!” as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds. It’s part of a trend called “immersive fitness,” harnessing the power of sound, visuals and sometimes scent to immerse exercisers in different environments. CNN recently observed a class at 24 Hour Fitness in Santa Monica called “The Trip” which is offered in just a handful of gyms […]

  • Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik

    (CNN) — Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but were actually run by employees at Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik. Facebook (FB) said the 364 pages and accounts had almost 800,000 followers and had spent around $135,000 on ads on the platform between October 2013 and this month. The countries targeted included Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia and Moldova. The pages frequently promoted anti-NATO sentiment and protest […]

  • This is what Cardi B has to say about the government shutdown

    (CNN) — Cardi B is upset and worried. And she wants the world to know. In a profanity-laced video, the rapper on Wednesday night addressed the government shutdown that has gone on for 26 days — the longest in the nation’s history. “I just wanna remind you that it’s been a little bit over three weeks,” she says in the video. “Trump is now ordering … federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. … This is serious. Our country is in a hellhole […]