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  • A key paragraph in the House Democrats' articles of impeachment against Trump that nods to 2020

    AP Photo/Evan Vucci It is possible that President Donald Trump is impeached and removed from office, but still eligible for re-election in the 2020 presidential race, per Article I, Section 3 of the US Constitution, as Insider's Grace Panetta reported. The Constitution extends the consequences of impeachment as far as unseating and indicting a president. However, one key passage in the articles of impeachment drafted by House Democrats and released on Tuesday, mentions disqualifying Trump from...

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  • Peter Frates who started the viral Ice Bucket Challenge died after a battle with ALS

    YouTube/Fratesp1633 Peter Frates, the man who helped launch the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, has died. Frates, 34, a former all-star athlete, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and launched the challenge two years later raise funds. The challenge spread like wildfire with several celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, athletes, and even nuns partaking in it. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The man who championed the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds to find a cure for amyotrophic...

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  • Jennifer Lopez had the best response to a viral video of a JetBlue in-flight announcement congratulating her on her Golden Globes nomination for 'Hustlers'

    Entertainment writer Joseph Longo asked the flight crew on his JetBlue flight to announce actress Jennifer Lopez's Golden Globe nod for her role in "Hustlers" and to suggest that people watch the film as their in-flight movie. Longo recorded the announcement on video, which later got retweeted by the actress/singer. The pilot accidentally called Longo a well-known back-up dancer instead of "The Backup JLo," as he requested, according to his Tweet.  Lopez thanked Longo and JetBlue for the...

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  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson released an awkward parody of 'Love Actually' as a major election looms

    Boris Johnson/Twitter British Prime Minister Boris Johnson parodied the 2003 rom-com "Love Actually" in an ad asking people to vote Conservative in support of Brexit. "Enough, enough. Let's get this done," Johnson said at the end of the ad, before the message "Vote conservative actually" appeared. Since his election in late July of this year, the British prime minister has tried to navigate Britain's exit from the European Union. However, after facing substantial parliamentary defeats, Johnson...

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  • Video evidence appears to show Iranian security forces 'shooting to kill' protesters after demonstrations broke out, UN says

    Reuters Iranian security forces have shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and have aimed at peoples' heads in using "severe violence" to quell anti-government unrest last month, the UN said. UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement Friday that verified video footage appears to show "security forces shooting unarmed demonstrators from behind while they were running away, and shooting others directly in the face and vital organs – in other words shooting to...

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  • Billy Magnussen is set to reprise his role in an 'Aladdin' spinoff. Meanwhile, lead actor Mena Massoud revealed he hasn't had 'a single audition' since the movie was released.

    Reuters Actor Billy Magnussen is set to reprise his role as Prince Anders in a spinoff of the live-action 'Aladdin' for Disney Plus. Meanwhile, actor Mena Massoud, who played the titular character in the billion-dollar grossing live-action remake, said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he hasn't had "a single audition" since "Aladdin" came out. Massoud is currently starring in Hulu's "Reprisal" playing gang member Ethan Hart. A sequel to the live-action remake is reportedly in planning...

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  • Nancy Pelosi made her case for articles of impeachment at a CNN town hall. Here are the 5 biggest takeaways.

    AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a CNN town hall Thursday evening, following a historic move declaring that the House of Representatives will move forward with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Pelosi touched on a number of topics at the town hall, moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper, namely Trump's impeachment. The House Speaker then went on to discuss policy, noting that the House has passed nearly 400 bills (roughly half of them bipartisan)...

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  • 4 people died in a shootout following a police chase with a carjacked UPS truck in Florida

    ABC11 Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver's truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour. Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of where the incident began. The incident began shortly after 4 p.m., when police in Coral Gables received a silent alarm...

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  • Keanu Reeves' rumored girlfriend Alexandra Grant explained on Instagram why she doesn't dye her gray hair

    Marc Piasecki/Getty Images Artist Alexandra Grant, 46, who is rumored to be dating actor Keanu Reeves, 55, revealed why she doesn't dye her gray hair on Instagram. Grant shared a screengrab of a Newsweek article about a study linking permanent hair dying to an increased risk of breast cancer. The visual artist wrote that she went gray prematurely in her early 20s, but she stopped dying her hair and went "blonde" in her 30s. Grant wrote that adhering to beauty standards aren't worth the health...

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  • Joe Biden releases ad slamming Trump using hot mic video of world leaders appearing to laugh at the Trump at NATO summit

    AP Photo/Jessica Hill Former Vice President Joe Biden released a new campaign ad slamming President Donald Trump, using footage of world leaders mocking him at the NATO summit this past week. On Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Company posted a press-pool video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron appearing to commiserate about the US president. While Trudeau does not mention Trump by name, he does mention the US...

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  • Melania Trump says impeachment witness who brought up her son Barron in testimony should be 'ashamed'

    Getty Images Pamela Karlan, a professor of public interest law at Stanford Law School, testified in a congressional hearing Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where she discussed the constitutional power of the president. When asked by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to compare kings' conduct with Trump's, Karlan made a point to say that the president does not have the power to "do anything he wants" like a king does. "The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the...

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  • Shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard leaves 2 dead, 1 injured. The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, military official says.

    Flickr/ Bryan Dorrough An active-duty US sailor opened fire at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, before shooting themselves, a military official said. In a press conference on Wednesday, Rear Admiral Chadwick confirmed that two victims were killed and one was injured. The shooter also died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A 36-year-old male victim remains in guarded condition at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, a spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed to Insider. The...

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  • The Trumps hobnobbed with the British royal family during a NATO reception after a tense first day of the summit

    Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and and other world leaders appeared at the NATO reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday during the annual summit. The meeting, which marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, started with clashes between French President Emmanuel Macron and Trump. At the reception, the Trumps were hosted by Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House, stopped by 10 Downing...

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  • A consulting firm working with ICE reportedly proposed severe budget cuts — including proposals to cut spending on food and medical care for migrants

    Associated Press/LM Otero International consulting firm McKinsey & Company was hired under the Obama administration to reorganize spending for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of government. Under the Trump administration, the firm was redirected to "toward helping the agency figure out how to execute the White House's clampdown on illegal immigration," ProPublica reported. However, some cost-saving initiatives were reportedly so severe that they made ICE agents...

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  • 'I just didn't expect it from royalty': Prince Andrew accuser gives tear-filled interview and implores the British public to stand with her

    Florida Southern District Court Virginia Giuffre, the woman who accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, opened up about her experience and implored the British public to stand behind her, in an interview with BBC. "This is not some sordid sex story," Giuffre told the BBC. "This is a story of being trafficked. This is a story of abuse, and this is a story of your guys' royalty." The Duke of York has long denied Giuffre's allegations, saying he does not remember meeting Giuffre despite a photo in...

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  • A bald eagle broke into an H&R Block building in Virginia Beach, and it's the most American thing you'll see all day

    Adam Soos/Shutterstock A bald eagle was seen "hanging out" in an H&R Block in Virginia Beach after breaking through a window of the building. Ali Weatherton, a reporter for local news station WVEC, posted a video of the unsuspecting eagle perched on the window of the building. Bald eagles sightings were rare in the past, as the birds of prey were at the verge of extinction due to habitat destruction, illegal shooting, and food source contamination, according to the US Fish and Wildlife...

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  • Majority of power restored at Oakland airport after everything mysteriously shut off, leaving passengers stuck on planes and stranded sitting on floors

    Anda Chu/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images The power went out at Oakland International Airport on Tuesday at about 6:30 p.m. local time, kicking off the busy Thanksgiving travel rush. A full blackout lasted eight to 10 seconds, according to local news, before backup generators kicked in. On Twitter, the airport said the power was restored at about 8 p.m. local time. "Flights, both arrivals and departures, are operating at this time," according to a tweet from the airport....

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  • The anonymous senior White House official who wrote 'A Warning' said there is 'no doubt in my mind' that Trump demanded quid pro quo from Ukraine

    SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The anonymous senior White House official behind the book "A Warning" said they were sure that President Donald Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into a political opponent. Additionally they said that "everyone in the White House, including the president himself," understood that as well. The senior Trump administration official, who anonymously authored an explosive op-ed in The New York Times and the new book "A Warning,"...

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  • Trump knew about the whistleblower complaint prior to unfreezing military aid to Ukraine a bombshell new report says

    Associated Press President Donald Trump was aware of the whistleblower complaint — which alleged that he was using his office for political gain — ahead of releasing nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. This new timeline detail puts Trump's motives behind releasing military aid to the country under scrutiny as investigators take into consideration whether or not the complaint played a role in his decision. The...

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  • A 59-year-old woman was killed by a pack of feral hogs outside her home in Texas

    Shutterstock.com Christine Rollins, a caretaker from Chambers County, Texas, was found dead by one of her clients in the yard between her car and her front door, the Houston Chronicle reported. Rollins "suffered a severe head injury and several other injuries on her body consistent with animal bites," according to the Chronicle report. Her death was ruled an accident Monday after the Jefferson County Coroner's Office determined the cause of death was by feral hog assault. Feral hogs, officially...

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  • State Department documents link Mike Pompeo to Rudy Giuliani in the months leading up to Yovanovitch's recall

    Reuters Newly released documents revealed a paper trail connecting Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump's former personal assistant in a smear campaign against a former ambassador to Ukraine. During the second day of public impeachment hearings, former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch claimed she was a target of a "smear campaign" orchestrated by Giuliani and Trump. The documents released by the State Department show Pompeo's hand in...

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  • White House officials are buttering up Republicans ahead of the impeachment vote by bringing them to Camp David to make s'mores and shoot clay pigeons

    Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian/White House Flickr Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and other top White House officials have reportedly been hosting weekend getaways to butter up House Republicans as President Donald Trump remains under intense scrutiny amid the impeachment inquiry. Daily activities at the presidential retreat include making s'mores, going hiking, and shooting clay pigeons, The Washington Post reported. Alongside the daily itinerary, guests are also free to...

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  • Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency after a cybersecurity attack on government servers

    Gerald Herbert/AP Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Friday following a cyberattack on state government servers. The state of Louisiana activated its cybersecurity response team following a ransomware attack on government servers on Monday, but the state did not lose any data nor pay any ransom, according to a press release. The attack prompted an outage of "many state websites and emails" on Monday "due to the state taking extreme emergency protective measures,...

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  • A former FBI staffer is reportedly being investigated over an altered document in the Russia probe

    REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst The Justice Department's internal watchdog found evidence that an FBI staffer altered a document in connection with the Russia investigation, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The staffer, a former FBI lawyer, is now under criminal investigation, according to CNN. The document, uncovered by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is reportedly associated with the court-approved surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page. It...

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