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  • If guilty, how should the NFL punish Robert Kraft?

    (CNN) — Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, has been charged as part of a monthslong investigation into sex trafficking that focused on several central Florida day spas and massage parlors suspected of being used for prostitution. Kraft faces two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution — including one count for an alleged offense on January 20, the day his Patriots played in the AFC Championship Game. He denies the accusations. It’s never too late to join the discussion! Follow us […]

  • Houston Film Critics Society founder weighs in on 2019 Oscar winners, no-host format

    Houston Film Critics Society founder and professional critic Nick Nicholson joins the Morning Dose crew as they discuss this year’s Oscar winners and some of the night’s biggest surprises. Who needs a host? The Oscars seemed to roll along just fine last night without a master or mistress of ceremonies. And, for this night at least, Twitter could put aside the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, after a ceremony marked by diversity, inclusiveness and firsts. “Green Book” took home the Best Picture prize — beating out Netflix’s “Roma” […]

  • African black leopard photographed for the first time in over 100 years, scientist says

    Turns out, the mythical African black leopard really does exist. Biologists shot rare footage of the sleek big cat walking majestically in Kenya – the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909, says Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist at the San Diego Zoo. Pilfold said they captured the footage after months of watching and waiting. His team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to track the leopard population near a conservancy in Laikipia County […]

  • Another byproduct of this extreme cold: ghost apples

    The Great Cold Snap of 2019 has given us a ton of terms we didn’t know we needed: Frost quakes. Snow squalls. Steam fog. Now we can add another one to the list: ghost apples. Andrew Sietsema was pruning apple trees in an icy orchard in western Michigan when he came across some. “I guess it was just cold enough that the ice covering the apple hadn’t melted yet, but it was warm enough that the apple inside turned to complete […]

  • Police chief brought to tears while swearing in 6-year-old girl with cancer

    FREEPORT, Texas – Abigail Arias is a little girl who had a big dream: to become a police officer. And on Thursday, that dream came true when she was officially sworn in as an honorary officer in Freeport, Texas. The 6-year-old has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children. “The chemo and radiation hasn’t worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God’s hands and praying for a miracle,” Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told […]

  • Russian parents scared to send children to school after ‘mass invasion’ of polar bears

    Parents in a remote Russian archipelago are scared to send their children to school after a “mass invasion” of polar bears into residential areas, state news agency TASS reported. Novaya Zemlya, located off Russia’s northeastern arctic coast, has been swarmed by dozens of polar bears since December. The region’s largest settlement, Belushya Guba, with a population of about 2,500 people, has reported more than 50 sightings. Local administrator Alexander Minayev said bears had attacked people and entered buildings. A state of […]

  • Toys ‘R’ Us wants to return to the United States

    The new owners of Toys “R” Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can’t say when it will happen. The troubled toy company found another life last month as Tru Kids Brands, roughly half a year after Toys “R” Us closed the last of its stores in the United States. It is now owned by the company’s former creditors. More than 700 American Toys “R” US stores closed last spring. But the company kept […]

  • Must-watch moments from Trump’s State of the Union address

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump delivered one of the longest State of the Union addresses on record. Did you catch the most watchable moments and reactions from lawmakers? These are the videos you don’t want to miss from the State of the Union address. Pointed applause President Trump called on Americans to “reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution.” This line caused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stand up and clap in the President’s direction. Last year, she was still in […]

  • 2 Detroit officers suspended after Snapchat video mocking woman

    (CNN) — Two Detroit police officers have been suspended with pay as the department’s investigation into a racially offensive social media post continues, police Chief James Craig said Monday. Craig said the officer who allegedly made the offensive post and his partner are being suspended based on preliminary findings and additional information obtained by another officer who came forward. The officer, who was with his partner at the time, is accused of posting to Snapchat remarks mocking a female motorist […]

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