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Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Hip-hop Artist to Be Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott is officially the hottest 'round. The "Get Ur Freak On" artist made history Saturday, becoming the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Trump AG nominee William Barr: 'I will not be bullied'

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, repeatedly sought to reassure senators Tuesday that he would not interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, claiming he wouldn't be "bullied" into doing anything he deemed improper.

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IRS orders 36,000 furloughed employees to return to work without pay

The Internal Revenue Service is bringing back tens of thousands of additional federal employees with less than two weeks before tax filing season begins.

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At least 11 dead in attack at Nairobi hotel complex

CNN journalists near the hotel complex in Nairobi that was attacked Tuesday are still hearing intermittent gunfire from the location, hours after the government gave the all-clear.

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The shutdown is locking me out of the American Dream

As a high school special education teacher with a master's degree, I make $42,000 a year in my local district. For a single person where I live, that is a decent salary -- as long as you are not planning on buying a home.

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Barr's reassurances about Mueller leave a lot of legal wiggle room

In his written testimony, attorney general nominee William Barr refers to special counsel Robert Mueller and states that if he is confirmed, he "will not permit partisan politics, personal interests, or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation." He writes: "I will follow the Special Counsel regulations scrupulously and in good faith, and on my watch, Bob will be allowed to complete his work."

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Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.

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Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump's wall 'antiquated solution to border security'

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has smashed through barriers to become the first person of color to represent his upstate New York district. He also may be the first member of Congress to have an actual rap career before being elected.

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DNC no longer listed as partner for 2019 edition of Women's March

The Democratic National Committee appears to have pulled out from partnering with the organizers of the Women's March as the group's leadership faces accusations of anti-Semitism due to their association with Louis Farrakhan ahead of its third annual march this weekend.

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White non-college Americans move away from Trump during shutdown

During the longest government shutdown in US history, President Donald Trump has been losing support among those who may be his strongest supporters -- white Americans who don't have college degrees.

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The Los Angeles teachers' strike may have already cost millions. And it's only Day 2

A massive teachers' strike calling for millions of dollars more in school funding may have also cost the school district millions of dollars, the superintendent said.

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'El Chapo' Guzman associate claims kingpin paid $100M bribe to former Mexican President

A former close personal aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state funds on Trump's border wall

A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.

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Snap exodus continues: CFO out after less than a year

Snap is losing another high-profile executive. Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone told Snap on Tuesday that he was leaving the company, just eight months after moving to Snap from Amazon.

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UNC chancellor forced to leave job in 2 weeks after approving removal of the remains of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue

A day after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor announced her resignation and approved the removal of the remains of "Silent Sam," a Confederate monument, the school's board asked her to leave weeks earlier than she'd planned.

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Barr pledges 'transparency' on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain

Attorney General nominee William Barr promised Tuesday that he would "provide as much transparency as I can" regarding final reports about the Russia investigation.

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Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa.

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Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, including regarding an in-person meeting with the Russian associate and an email with him, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Tuesday.

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Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown: 'It's kind of a mess'

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting Tuesday afternoon aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend.

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Lion Air crash: Divers find cockpit voice recorder

Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Lion Air Flight 610, a discovery that could help solve the mystery of why the brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into the Java Sea last October, killing all 189 people on board.

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Trump 'not going to budge even 1 inch' on shutdown, source says

President Donald Trump is digging in his heels on his demand for a border wall as the shutdown enters its fourth week, telling aides and allies that he believes he is winning the battle for public support.

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Los Angeles teachers are on strike, leaving 600,000 students in limbo

Under a relentless drizzle of cold rain, 32,000 Los Angeles educators walked off the job Monday in the country's second-biggest school district.

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Sears Reaches 11th Hour Deal to Stay in Business -- for Now

Sears reached an 11th-hour deal Tuesday to remain open -- at least for now. Attorneys for Sears said they had reached an acceptable agreement with a hedge fund controlled by Eddie Lampert, the chairman and former CEO of Sears, after a series of last-minute negotiations.

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McDonald’s Debuting New Menu Items as Fast-Food Breakfast Battle Heats Up

McDonald's is taking a page out of Dunkin's playbook to drum up excitement about breakfast

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Kamala Harris Issues Call to Action Against Trump in New Memoir

Sen. Kamala Harris' unique biography and unlikely political ascent might have been summed up best by a political strategist who incorrectly predicted her defeat in the 2010 California attorney general's race.

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Second Suspect Will Face Murder Charge In Connection with Jazmine Barnes' Killing

A second suspect will face a charge of capital murder in connection with the Jazmine Barnes homicide investigation, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty, and his attorneys want key texts to be preserved

Actor Kevin Spacey appeared at a Nantucket courthouse and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf, in connection with accusations that he allegedly groped an 18-year-old busboy at a bar on the island.

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'Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club' isn't worth visiting

Lindsay Lohan makes references to proper behavior on movie sets and dealing with directors in "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club," which seems odd, since if the one-time child star had more promising opportunities in that medium, she probably wouldn't be headlining this very by-the-numbers MTV reality show.

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How Gilda Radner changed comedy and helped make 'SNL' a cultural treasure

Gilda Radner -- one of the most influential cast members in "Saturday Night Live" history -- played a pivotal role in shaping "SNL," forever changing the course of comedy.

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Lil Wayne's outfit the talk of football championship halftime show

Forget the game. Let's discuss Lil Wayne's outfit during the College Football Playoff National Championship halftime show.

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Fiji Water Girl had a favorite photobomb

At first, the Fiji Water Girl didn't even know she had become social media famous.

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Teacher charged with assault after video shows her dragging boy with autism through a Kentucky school

A teacher has been charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through the halls of a Kentucky school.

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After three years of decline, carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018

After three years of decline, climate-change-causing carbon emissions rose sharply in the United States last year, according to new research.

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Thousands of Los Angeles teachers are about to go on strike. What will happen to 600,000 students?

The country's second-biggest school district could see a mass exodus of teachers Thursday when the Los Angeles teachers' union goes on strike.

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Sears reaches 11th hour deal to stay in business

Sears was facing the possibility of shutting down, until it reached an 11th-hour deal Tuesday to stay open, at least for now.

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All 4 living ex-presidents indicate Trump's claim that 'some of' them agree with him about the wall isn't true

President Donald Trump said Friday that a former president had commended him for his commitment to securing funds to build a wall along the nation's southern border.

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How Trump could raid the Pentagon to pay for the border wall

More than two weeks into the government shutdown, President Donald Trump is considering declaring a national emergency along the southern border as a way to pay for his border wall.

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How Mike Pence tried (and failed) to explain away another Trump fabrication

Vice President Mike Pence is pretty familiar by now with cleaning up messes created by President Donald Trump's tendency to say things that have zero factual basis. And yet he doesn't appear to be getting any better at it.

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Clinical trial at Johns Hopkins shows promise for kids diagnosed with certain type of tumor

Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn Dorman and her mom Mary take a trip down Memory Lane while going through a box of mementos from a tougher time in Kaitlyn's life.

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Senate Democrats considering blocking all legislation that doesn't reopen the government

Senate Democrats will try to block action on a Syria sanctions bill when it comes up for a vote Tuesday, an effort to keep the focus on the government shutdown.

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How the shutdown could affect the January jobs report

Regardless of how well the American economy is doing, the January jobs report might be ugly.

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Celebs celebrate Cyntoia Brown clemency decision

Hollywood rallied around Cyntoia Brown's case and now many celebs are celebrating the decision to grant her clemency.

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Pence misleadingly claims nearly 4,000 terrorists caught trying to enter US

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday misleadingly claimed that nearly 4,000 "known or suspected terrorists" were caught trying to enter the US as he made the Trump administration's push for a southern border wall.

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The legend is building for Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

Still just 19 years old, Trevor Lawrence isn't eligible for the NFL draft until 2021. But right now, he might be the best college football quarterback since Peyton Manning, who happens to be Lawrence's idol.

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SUV crashes into house, leaving young couple homeless

A young mid-Michigan couple is without a home after a driver smashes into it. This was their very first home.They moved into the house in August.

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Who you should root for in the NFL playoffs. Here's our handy guide.

Football lovers, welcome to the holiest time of the season: The NFL playoffs. Over the next few weeks, the postseason teams will slowly be whittled down to two, culminating in that most sacred of events on February 3: The big, long Super Bowl commercial with a football game squeezed in between.

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Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to help introduce gun background check legislation

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords will return to Capitol Hill this week to help Democrats, who now control the House, introduce a bill requiring background checks on private transactions related to gun sales.

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Wall Street launches new stock exchange, taking direct aim at NYSE and Nasdaq

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are hearing some footsteps behind them today.

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There are fewer gig jobs than you think. Economists walk back study that showed huge increase

It was one of the most striking findings of 2016: The share of workers in "alternative" work arrangements, such as Uber drivers and other independent contractors, had risen dramatically over the previous decade.

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Sears could be running out of time

Time is running out for Sears. The bankrupt retailer could be forced to start the process of shutting down as soon as Tuesday if it doesn't accept the only bid to save it.

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