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  • Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

    (CNN) — The number of US troops deployed to the southern border has “peaked” at 5,900 and is not expected to increase, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday. It’s a figure that falls well short of President Donald Trump’s previous claim that the Pentagon could send between 10,000 and 15,000 service members to help deal with a group of migrants heading toward the US through Mexico. “The mission has been to support the Department of Homeland Security and I […]

  • Trump administration creates ‘in-flight sexual misconduct’ task force

    (CNN) — The Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that it will create a task force to review procedures surrounding episodes of sexual misconduct by airplane passengers. The announcement said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was establishing the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to review practices and protocols for US airlines in handling allegations. The task force will be established as a subcommittee of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee, a newly reconstituted panel due to meet for the first […]

  • Bernie Sanders unveils Stop Walmart Act

    (CNN) — Fresh off a campaign to get Amazon to raise its minimum wage, Senator Bernie Sanders is now shining his progressive spotlight on Walmart. Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill, titled the Stop Walmart Act, that would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless they pay all employees at least $15 an hour, allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave and limit CEO compensation to no more than 150 times the median pay […]

  • 19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

    (CNN) — A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals. Such cases are “very rare,” according to Dr. Kelvin Harvey Kramp of Maasstad Hospital’s intensive care unit in Rotterdam. Kramp explained that because deaths from deodorant inhalation are not common among the general population, the “consequences aren’t really known,” causing people to […]

  • Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47

    (CNN) — Model and actress Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, died Thursday, a representative of Combs told CNN. Porter was 47. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a statement. No information about the cause of Porter’s death was released. Porter and Combs were a couple for more than a decade until 2007. […]

  • ‘You’re a terrorist’: Notes found in 10-year-old Muslim schoolgirl’s cubby prompt investigation

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – A 10-year-old Muslim girl found two threatening handwritten notes in her cubby in an elementary school west of Boston, and police are investigating the notes as a hate crime. The first note came on Friday. Scrawled in pencil was: “You’re a terrorist.” On Tuesday, the student found a second threatening note: “I will kill you.” Neither the fifth-grader who received the notes nor the other students at the school are thought to be in imminent danger, Framingham […]

  • CMA Awards 2018: The winners list

    (CNN) — The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The following is a list of this year’s nominees and winners. Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Kenny Chesney Chris Stapleton Keith Urban *WINNER Album of the Year “From A Room: Volume 2,” Chris Stapleton “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves *WINNER “Graffiti U,” Keith Urban “Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett “The Mountain,” Dierks Bentley Single of the Year “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton […]

  • Netflix snags Cardi B, Chance and T.I. for music competition show

    (CNN) — Netflix is getting into the music competition business with some major star power. The streaming giant has announced that superstar rappers Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. will search for the next breakout hip-hop star as part of “Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s first music competition show set to debut in 2019. The trio will serve as the main judges for the competition looking for unsigned, undiscovered talent. They will be joining forces with additional artists and industry […]

  • Obamacare sign-ups for 2019 off to a slow start

    (CNN) — Fewer people are rushing to sign up for Obamacare for 2019. Nearly 1.2 million Americans selected plans in the first 10 days of open enrollment this year, compared with nearly 1.5 million in the first 11 days last year, according to federal data released Wednesday. The average number of sign-ups per day is about 12.5% lower than last year. Last year, with the Affordable Care Act fresh off the threat of being repealed, people rushed to sign up […]