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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, from left, Lt. Governor-elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring and Governor-elect Ralph Northam listen as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate money
Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
February 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File
February 07, 2019 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threated to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained by...
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Dreamstime
February 07, 2019 - 4:03 pm
( CBS News ) — Looking to get yourself a present this Valentine's Day? The El Paso Zoo has you covered. It will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat live on camera. You can message the zoo on Facebook with your ex's name, then wait patiently for Feb. 14 to watch the roach...
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blackface
Getty Images CNN
February 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN (CNN) -- It's been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to erupt over blackface is a...
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In this April 19, 2010, file photo, Jill Abramson attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
Evan Agostini/AP Photo, File
February 07, 2019 - 8:51 am
By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, "Merchants of Truth." Abramson and her publisher are promising to investigate. A Twitter thread posted...
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In this Jan. 8, 2019, photo, U.S Army troops training to serve as instructors participate in the new Army combat fitness test at the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade compound at Fort Bragg, N.C.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome
February 06, 2019 - 10:47 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army soldiers struggle to haul heavy sleds backward as fast as they can down a grassy field at Fort Bragg, filling the brisk North Carolina morning air with grunts of exertion and the shouts of instruction from their coaches. Watching from the sidelines, Sgt. Maj. Harold...
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President Donald Trump walks on stage to speak at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
February 06, 2019 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the U.S. will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov.-elect, Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, center, walks down the reviewing stand with Lt. Gov-elect, Justin Fairfax, right, and Attorney General Mark Herring at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File
February 06, 2019 - 9:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career...
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FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax gestures during remarks before a meeting of the Campaign to reduce evictions at a church meeting room in Richmond, Va.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
February 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired...
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Elizabeth Warren
CNN
February 06, 2019 - 4:00 pm
By Caroline Kelly (CNN) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren listed her race as "American Indian" on a State Bar of Texas registration card in 1986, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Post's reporting represents a previously unknown instance of Warren claiming her race as Native American...
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