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    Trump taps WWE co-founder Linda McMahon for SBA job

    President-elect Donald Trump picked Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, to serve as the administrator of the Small Business Administration, his transition announced Wednesday. “Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe,” Trump said in a statement. “She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.” He continued, “Linda is […]

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    Flash mob brings love and money to mom battling cancer

    NAMPA, Idaho — Praynksters is known for pulling off random acts of kindness for people going through tough times. This time it surprised a 30-year-old mother in Nampa, Idaho. In October, Amanda Kofoed found a lump under her arm. A friend urged her to get it checked. The diagnosis was dire: Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Kofoed’s doctor wanted to start treatment right away, but with no insurance, Kofoed didn’t think she could afford it. “I asked if they could delay […]

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    Trump unleashes tweet on Carrier union boss who blasted him

    NEW YORK  — President-elect Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at a union leader who has criticized Trump’s Carrier job deal as a promise “half-way delivered.” Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, has been critical of Trump’s claim to have saved 1,100 jobs at the Indianapolis plant since Tuesday. But shortly after Jones appeared on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Out Front” program Wednesday night, the president-elect appeared to blame union leaders like him for companies leaving the U.S. “Chuck Jones, […]

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    ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant dies of cancer week before episode airs

    A “Jeopardy!” contestant who achieved her dream of appearing on the show has passed away just a week before the episode is due to air, her partner said. Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer, according to her longtime partner Jason Hess. The episode featuring Stowell is scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 13. A “Jeopardy!” contestant who achieved her dream of appearing on the show has passed […]

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    Georgia officer shot and killed; Manhunt underway for suspect

    AMERICUS, Georgia — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded Wednesday at an apartment complex in western Georgia, prompting a hunt for a suspect and causing nearby Georgia Southwestern State University to tell students to take shelter. The shooting took place in the small city of Americus. The slain cop served on the Americus police force, while the other works for the university. The second officer was in critical condition after the shooting, Georgia Bureau of Investigation […]

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    Trump lays out military plan; formally introduces James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina. “In order to succeed in our defense policy, we must have the right person to lead in our Defense Department,” he said, reading from a Teleprompter. “This is why I am proud to formally announce today my intention to nominate General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense for the […]

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    7 special needs teens found locked in closet of Texas home; Woman charged

    RICHMOND, Texas – Seven teens with special needs are recovering in the hospital after being rescued from the Texas home where they were forced to live together in a closet, authorities said. They were regularly locked in a closet with a deadbolt for so long that they urinated on themselves among the clothes and boxes. They had never attended school even though they were teenagers with special needs. One child with Down syndrome was found wearing a dirty diaper in the home in […]

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    Trump says to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

      Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet that’s being built to carry “future presidents” already costs more than $4 billion, and that he wants to cancel the order. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Boeing is building a brand […]

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    ‘I’m going to die, mom:’ Trapped Oakland fire victims sent heartbreaking texts in final moments

    OAKLAND, Calif. – As a raging fire consumed a warehouse in Oakland, California on Friday night, those trapped inside appeared to prepare themselves for death. They huddled together, shielding each other. They sent text messages to their loved ones, messages that would be their last goodbyes. A mother of one of the victims told Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s office that she woke up on Saturday morning to a gutting message from her daughter on her phone. […]

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    Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave to U.S. employees

    Ikea is significantly expanding paid parental leave to up to four months for U.S. employees. Starting January 1, workers who have been with the company for a year will get six weeks of leave at full pay, followed by six weeks at half pay. Workers who have been there three years will be eligible for eight weeks at full pay, followed by eight weeks at half pay. Under the current system, Ikea parents are eligible for five days of paid […]