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Chief Justice Defends Judicial Independence After Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’

WASHINGTON — In a direct rebuke to President Trump, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. defended the independence and integrity of the federal judiciary on Wednesday, issuing a statement responding to Mr. Trump’s criticism of a judge who had ruled against the administration’s asylum policy. The chief justice seemed particularly offended by Mr. Trump’s assertion […]

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There Are Worse Things Than Foster Care

The reputation of foster care has become so bad that few may have noticed when New York City’s Department of Investigation reported last month that the Administration for Children’s Services was failing to ensure the safety of foster children. Of course, it is not hard to find headlines about foster parents accused of abusing kids. […]

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Italy Digs In Its Heels on Its Budget as Europe Reaches for the Stick

ROME — The European Union upped the ante in a standoff with Italy on Wednesday, taking another step toward punishing a government that has repeatedly flaunted its fiscal rules by insisting on a heavy-spending budget that fails to bring down the country’s burdensome debt. “With what the Italian government has put on the table, we […]

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‘Twilight’ at 10! Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Cast on the Movie That Changed Their Lives (Exclusive)

Happy 10th anniversary, Twihards! It’s been 10 years since the beloved vampire romance hit screens on Nov. 21, 2008, quickly becoming a surprise mega-hit and grossing over $393 million worldwide. The relatively low budget film also catapulted its stars — particularly Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart — into A-list status, where they’ve stayed ever since. […]

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Devin Lima, LFO Singer, Dead at 41

Devin Lima, a singer for LFO, died on Wednesday. He was 41. The vocalist died after a yearlong battle with cancer, according to multiple reports. LFO (also known as Lyte Funkie Ones) was formed in 1995 and originally made up of Brian Gillis, Brad Fischetti and Rich Cronin, who died in 2010 after suffering a stroke related to leukemia. […]

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Why Demi Lovato Unfollowed Selena Gomez and Other Friends on Social Media

Demi Lovato is focusing on good vibes only. After leaving rehab earlier this month, the 26-year-old singer has been making positive changes to her lifestyle, including her activity on social media. Fans recently noticed that the “Sober” singer has started unfollowing a few of her former celebrity pals, including Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and Iggy Azalea. The […]

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Verizon Reportedly Planning on Launching Dual SIM Support for iPhone XS, iPhone XR in ‘Early December’

When Apple released iOS 12.1, it welcomed dual SIM support to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. Unfortunately, support from the smartphone lineups is one thing, but it’s only one piece of the bigger puzzle. In the United States, the four major wireless networks weren’t ready to support the feature right […]

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Pokémon GO Adds Legendary Psychic-Type Cresselia to Raid Battles

Back in October, developer Niantic officially welcomed fourth-generation Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, pocket monsters that were originally introduced in the games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, into Pokémon GO. That addition has gone over well and breathed new life into the title all over again, adding multiple new monsters to the mix and even […]

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Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?

WASHINGTON — To a president who likes his aides to have a certain kind of central-casting mien, Nick Ayers definitely looks the part. A floppy-haired, dimple-chinned political operative with a disarming Southern drawl, Mr. Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, resembles an ambitious “House of Cards” character who wandered onto the set of […]

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Australia: Wealthy But Still Second Rate

SYDNEY, Australia — One of the most quoted lines about Australia goes as follows: “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people’s ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that […]

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Stocks Rebound From Wave of Selling That Erased 2018 Gains

Pressure on stock investors eased on Wednesday as markets in the United States rebounded from two days of selling that wiped out gains for 2018. The S&P 500 rose about half a percent in early trading, while gains in the technology-heavy Nasdaq were closer to 1 percent. Despite the rebound, both benchmarks remained in negative […]

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