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  • Customs and Border Protection reverses course on mandatory facial recognition program
    David Tran/iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday it no longer plans to move forward with a facial recognition program that would conduct a mandatory scan of all U.S. citizens arriving or departing the country at airports and ports of entry, reversing course on a Trump administration ... read more
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  • ‘Multiple fatalities’ in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police
    Richard_Lawrence_Photo/iStock(CORAL GABLES, Fla.) -- Police have confirmed multiple fatalities in a shootout after suspects absconded with a UPS truck in Florida.The incident began as an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Coral Gables, police said.At least one store employee was injured. That person's status is unknown. The two suspects, ... read more
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  • Signs show separate bathrooms for Uber employees and drivers at Rhode Island hub
    jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A viral tweet reveals an Uber business place in Rhode Island had separate bathrooms for employees and drivers, at a time when tensions between the two groups at the ride-share company are already running high."I’ve just always wondered why Uber viewed us as two separate classes," Erika ... read more
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  • Senate Republicans blast Pelosi, House Democrats for pursuing impeachment against Trump
    Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- A “few” Senate Republicans agree that President Donald Trump's actions were impeachable, but they are unlikely to speak out against the president because they fear the political ramifications, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said Thursday.“There are, I believe, a few Republicans who recognize that what ... read more
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  • Oakland Raiders RB has been playing through fractured shoulder
    Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Oakland Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs has been playing through a fractured shoulder for the better part of two months, he revealed on Wednesday.Jacobs is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards, with 1,061, posted on Snapchat that since Week ... read more
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  • Russia detains conman who built fake border with Finland to trick migrants
    pawel.gaul/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have detained a man accused of building a fake fence in the woods close to the country’s border with Finland in order to trick a group of migrants into believing he had smuggled them across into the European Union.The man set up fake border posts and ... read more
    ABC NewsDecember 05, 2019
  • Tufts University removes Sackler name from buildings, citing ‘toll of the opioid epidemic’
    DenisTangneyJr/iStock(BOSTON) -- Tufts University announced plans to sever ties with the Sacklers on Thursday, saying it would remove the billionaire family's name from buildings and medical programs due to concerns over their reported role in the opioid crisis.University officials said the school would end its decades-long relationship with the family ... read more
    ABC NewsDecember 05, 2019
  • Army National Guard Black Hawk missing in Minnesota
    VanderWolf-Images/iStock(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) -- A Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter with three people aboard was missing after having taken off from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Thursday, according to a National Guard spokesman.The UH-60 Black Hawk lost communication with the tower about 2:05 p.m. on Thursday ... read more
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  • Tua Tagovailoa talks NFL Draft, recovery from hip injury
    Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa says he would be likely to enter the NFL Draft if he gets assurances that he'd be chosen in the first half of the first round.Tagovailoa was a Heisman Trophy contender and a potential first overall draft ... read more
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  • “What the hell is ‘gender fluid’?” Billy Dee Williams says he was “misunderstood” in ‘Esquire’ interview
    Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- (NOTE CONTENT) For the record, Billy Dee Williams is not "gender fluid." He identifies as a man. A very cute man, he specifies to The Undefeated.  Let's rewind. Whether it be wooing Diana Ross in Mahogany, trying to sweet talk Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back or implying the skirt-dropping properties of Colt .45 malt liquor ... read more
    ABC NewsDecember 05, 2019