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Dec 12 17:01

Do not eat your veggies — if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says

Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and flowers in the front yard of their Miami Shores house. They may park a boat or jet ski in their driveway. They may place statues, fountains, gnomes, pink flamingoes or Santa in a Speedo on their property.

Vegetables, however, are not allowed.

Ricketts and Carroll thought they were gardeners when they grew tomatoes, beets, scallions, spinach, kale and multiple varieties of Asian cabbage. But according to a village ordinance that restricts edible plants to backyards only, they were actually criminals. They didn’t think they were engaged in a Swiss chard conspiracy or eggplant vice, yet they were breaking the law.

Dec 12 16:42

VIDEO | Catherine Herridge Snags First Interview With Devin Nunes After Exoneration...

Devin Nunes is back in charge of the House Russia probe.

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Dec 12 16:34

BREAKING | Ty Cobb Says Special Counsel Mueller Has Completed All White House Interviews...

Just reported. And Cobb expects the probe to wrap up within a matter of weeks.

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Dec 12 16:31

The GOP Tax Bill Eliminates Critical Deductions for Disaster Victims

If devastating wildfires sweep across California again next year—not unlikely considering even Governor Jerry Brown has called it the “new normal”—the hardest hit may not be eligible for the same support as they are this year, thanks to the GOP’s fast-moving tax bill.

As Congress pushes full steam ahead with its controversial plan to cut taxes (mostly for the wealthy and corporations), analysts are finally getting a chance to look at the impact such drastic measures would have on the majority of Americans. One major issue is how the plan would limit taxpayers’ ability to write off damages from future disasters.

Dec 12 16:00

Breaking --- Sessions Exploring Special Counsel For Demoted DOJ Official Tied To Fusion GPS, CIA

Don't worry, Sessions will recuse himself

Dec 12 15:50

RAW VIDEO | Daredevil Falls To His Death From 62-Story Building

Here's the video for anyone who hasn't seen it. This is not easy to watch.

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Dec 12 15:22

Sarah Sanders SHUTS DOWN Jim Acosta In Heated Exchange

This is some good action from yesterday's White House presser.

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Dec 12 14:15

WATCH: Sheriff David Clarke Speaks At Rally For Roy Moore...

Here's the video for Sheriff Clarke fans...

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Dec 12 14:02

One Year Into Office, President Trump is Winning, and Here’s Why That’s a Bad Thing

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit. Trump is winning.”

Dec 12 13:32

Stop & Search Finds More Drugs On White Suspects, Yet Police Continue To Target Black People

White suspects are more likely to be found with drugs during police stop and searches, yet black people remain eight times more likely to be targeted. Campaigners say the disparity amounts to “institutional racism.”

Dec 12 13:25

RAW VIDEO | California Thomas Wildfire Now Larger Than Area Of New York City And Boston Combined…

And it's the 5th largest fire in the history of California...and still spreading.

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Dec 12 13:11

The Left Is Trying To Use The #MeToo Movement As A Weapon To Destroy Donald Trump

The left is willing to use any means necessary to get rid of Donald Trump, and so it should be no surprise that they are now using the #metoo movement as a weapon in their crusade against him.

Dec 12 12:30

WATCH | That Time Bob Dylan Called TIME Magazine Fake News…

This is awesome footage. Bob Dylan in 1964 sounds a lot like President Trump.

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Dec 12 12:07

Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows

British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor political groups that challenged their businesses, leaked documents reveal.

The surveillance included the use of infiltrators to spy on campaigners.

The targets included the grieving family of Rachel Corrie, a student protester crushed to death by a bulldozer, as well as a range of environmental campaigns, and local campaigners protesting about phone masts.

The leaked documents suggest the use of secretive corporate security firms to gather intelligence about political campaigners has been widespread. However, police chiefs have in the past raised a “massive concern” that the activities of the corporate firms are barely regulated and completely uncontrolled.

Dec 12 12:01

Frank Luntz Tells Neil Cavuto: ‘I Don’t Trust Your Fox News Poll, Roy Moore Could Easily Win This’...

I am no fan of Frank Luntz but his reasoning is sound here. This is good tv.

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Dec 12 11:54

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead At 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who became the city’s first Asian-American mayor when he was named to serve out the remainder of Gavin Newsom’s term in Jan. 2011, died suddenly early Tuesday morning, city officials said.

He was 65.

In accordance with the City Charter, Board of Supervisors President London Breed became Acting Mayor of San Francisco, effectively immediately. Breed becomes San Francisco’s first female African American mayor in any capacity.San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who became the city’s first Asian-American mayor when he was named to serve out the remainder of Gavin Newsom’s term in Jan. 2011, died suddenly early Tuesday morning, city officials said.

In accordance with the City Charter, Board of Supervisors President London Breed became Acting Mayor of San Francisco, effectively immediately. Breed becomes San Francisco’s first female African American mayor in any capacity.

Dec 12 11:45

WATCH: Steve Bannon Speech At Roy Moore Rally…

Great speech. Bannon goes all in for Roy Moore.

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Dec 12 11:25

College Presidents Making $1 Million Rise With Tuition and Student Debt

A seven-figure salary to run a nonprofit college? You know what they say: Pro Humanitate.

Dec 12 11:24

PHOTO OF NEW MAYOR OF SAN FRANCISCO

After San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly of cardiac arrest last night, London Breed has been named the new mayor.

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Dec 12 11:15

Report: 1,000 People Own 40 Percent of the Bitcoin Market

A mere 1,000 people own 40 percent of the bitcoin market, according to a report from Bloomberg. As the cryptocurrency’s value climbs to new heights, these “bitcoin whales” have even more power to sink or float the market, potentially in coordinated schemes.

Dec 12 11:05

Speaker At Moore Event Says He Accidentally Went With Moore To A Brothel With Child Prostitutes

Roy Moore, who is running for U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s special election, is facing multiple allegations of child sex abuse. He has largely avoided the campaign trailsince these allegations first surfaced.

Dec 12 11:04

US Drug Company Hikes Price Of Everyday Vitamin Pills By 800%

A US drug manufacturer has increased the price of a bottle of vitamins - a generic version of which can be bought for around $5 - by more than 800 per cent.

Dec 12 10:36

VIDEO | Brian Stelter Addresses False Report On Don Jr: ‘Obviously It Caused A Black Eye For CNN’…

Smug Stelter is forced to deal with CNN's colossal mistake...

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Dec 12 10:20

Judge Orders Alabama Not To Destroy Voting Records In Tuesday's Senate Election

A judge directed Alabama election officials Monday afternoon to preserve all digital ballot images in Tuesday's hotly contested U.S. Senate special election.

Dec 12 10:20

Ancient Mummy Gets CT Scan After 2,000 Years, Is Diagnosed With Cancer.

Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and in sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical experts anyway.

Dec 12 10:06

Trump Hilariously Mocks The Resistance, Crowd Goes Wild

This is by far the funniest moment from Trump's rally for Roy Moore.

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Dec 12 09:43

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp reportedly claims more victims

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claimed in a letter he wrote to a South Carolina newspaper that he killed more than the seven people he was convicted of murdering.

Dec 12 09:42

Mom of three dies after doctors said she was 'too young' to have bowel cancer

The mother of a 32-year-old woman who died of liver and bowel cancer has spoken out about the devastating effect the disease had on her.
Nicole Yarran, from Western Australia, was diagnosed with terminal forms of both cancers after being given a routine scan while pregnant with her third child.

Dec 12 09:39

Anyone over 21 could grow weed at home under proposed Ohio ballot initiative

A group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue that would fully legalize marijuana.

Dec 12 09:39

Kimmel Disturbingly Edits Video of Child Interviewing Roy Moore So It Appears He Isn’t Wearing Pants

In perhaps his most vile stunt to date, Jimmy Kimmel edited the video of a charming 12-year-old child interviewing Judge Roy Moore so that it would appear that he was shoving his crotch in her face — without pants.

Dec 12 09:34

The need for cooperation and unity

Graham Peebles examines the destructive effects of competition – the guiding principle of our time – and argues that “cooperation needs to replace competition in all areas, tolerance substituted for prejudice and hate, sufficiency and sharing encouraged in place of excess and greed”. >>

Dec 12 08:55

Boy, 8, collects more than 1,000 toys for children of Puerto Rico.

This Christmas has been the season of giving, not getting, for an 8-year-old boy in New Jersey whose home has become a bit like Santa's workshop.

Dec 12 08:55

4 Popular Beliefs Among Trump Voters That Will Leave You Speechless

It has been more than two years since Donald Trump first descended the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president, but that doesn't mean the majority of Americans are any closer to understanding the mentality of his diehard supporters. In fact, it almost feels like the gap between those voters and the rest of America widens with each passing day.

Dec 12 08:40

Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick explains why she supported Trump

A woman who accuses former President Bill Clinton of raping her during his 1978 campaign for Arkansas governor spoke out on Monday about her support for President Donald Trump.

Dec 12 08:40

U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77.

Dec 12 07:52

CHIEF PATHOLOGIST RESIGNS TO EXPOSE SHERIFF FOR FALSIFYING AUTOPSY REPORTS TO PROTECT KILLER COPS

The resignation of a chief autopsy doctor has raised questions as he is now claiming that he chose to resign because he no longer wanted to stand by and watch the sheriff override his findings from death investigations, in order to protect law enforcement.

Former Chief Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, claimed that when he was conducting autopsies on individuals who were killed by police officers, Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore attempted to influence his medical findings, according to a report from KQED News.

Dec 12 07:44

How Nazi Germany Could Have Won World War II: Not Declaring War on America?

The big what-if question.

How Nazi Germany Could Have Won World War II: Not Declaring War on America?
Both Hitler and Roosevelt believed that war was inevitable, and they were both probably right. Restraining the war machine in December of 1941 might have bought some additional time for Germany in the Med and (possibly) in the skies, but would have forced the Kriegsmarine to forego an offensive that it believed could win the war.

Roosevelt forced Germany's hand by luring Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. Under the Axis agreement, Germany had no choice but to declare war on the US following the US declaration of war against Japan.

Dec 12 07:43

Poverty: 10 Cities With the Most Homeless People

America may be the land of 2,600-square-foot starter homes with massive walk-in closets, but many people living in the United States will go to sleep tonight without a roof over their heads. Although the total homeless population has fallen almost 14% since 2010, there are still close to 550,000 people in the U.S. who don’t have a fixed abode, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Dec 12 07:26

‘If homosexuality is OK, so is pedophilia,’ former Oklahoma City mayor tells TV show

A former Oklahoma City mayor has drawn the ire of the LGBTQ community after controversial comments made on a political talk show. He not only stated that homosexuality is “wrong” but that its acceptance is a tacit endorsement of pedophilia.

During a heated discussion on Sunday about the slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations within the world of US politics, Co-Chairman of Oklahoma University's Board of Regents Kirk Humphreys challenged guest co-host, and Democratic representative, Emily Virgin.

Dec 12 07:03

Disturbing moment woman threatens to kill everyone on her flight after she was caught smoking on the plane

A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday, resulting in a mid-air meltdown and threats to “kill everyone on this plane.”
The woman, 24-year-old Valerie Curbello, who lives in Sandy, was restrained by passengers and the flight crew before being escorted off the plane and arrested upon landing.

Dec 12 06:54

This Is the Unhappiest State in America in 2017

Do you think your state promotes happiness and well-being? If you live in Utah, Minnesota, or Hawaii, you may be more inclined to answer “yes,” as those three states are said to be the happiest in the nation. A report from WalletHub analyzed 28 factors that affect a person’s happiness, including self-reported items like satisfaction with life and physical and emotional health, along with data like depression rates, income, unemployment, volunteerism, and the number of hours spent at work.

Dec 12 06:52

Oil and 6 Other Everyday Things That’ll Get More Expensive if a War Breaks Out in North Korea

It’s confirmed: a North Korean missile is actually capable of striking the U.S. The successful missile test comes after an uncomfortably long and somewhat childish back-and-forth between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The effects of a real war with North Korea could be detrimental to everyday Americans.

Dec 11 21:45

I'm A Celeb winner Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo admits she didn't even pay RENT before jungle stint as she 'doubts' £5M earning claims... before toying with the idea of dating Piers Morgan's son

She was crowned Queen of the Jungle on Sunday night's final of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.
And Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo still appeared overwhelmed with her win as she appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday.

Dec 11 21:44

China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet

China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not.

Dec 11 21:40

From the trunk that grows through a SHOP to the specimen that holds 26,000 gallons of water: Amazing images of the most extraordinary trees in the world .

Wise Trees is a collection of pictures charting the world's oldest and most historically significant trees
Photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel spent two years snapping pictures of 59 extraordinary trees

Dec 11 16:22

Peter King Discusses Don Jr House Testimony...

Good interview between Congressman Peter King and Maria Bartiromo. King says “Nobody listening to that interview can come out of that thinking there was any collusion at all.

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