Outgoing Kentucky governor pardons convicted killers

Outgoing Kentucky governor pardons convicted killers

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a slew of pardons on his way out of office, granting relief to a convicted killer whose brother raised money for Bevin and another man who was convicted of a grisly murder in eastern Kentucky. Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, issued more than 400 pardons since the November 5 election, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office. In an unrelated…

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Michelle Obama encourages Greta Thunberg after Trump slams activist

Michelle Obama encourages Greta Thunberg after Trump slams activist

Michelle Obama tweeted a message of support to Greta Thunberg just a day after President Trump slammed the climate change activist. “Don’t let anyone dim your light,” the former first lady said in a tweet directed at Thunberg, who earlier this week was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year. Time said it chose to honor the 16-year-old “for sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to…

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Michelle Obama boosts Greta Thunberg after Trump slams activist

Michelle Obama boosts Greta Thunberg after Trump slams activist

Michelle Obama tweeted a message of support to Greta Thunberg just a day after President Trump slammed the climate change activist. “Don’t let anyone dim your light,” the former first lady said in a tweet directed at Thunberg, who earlier this week was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year. Time said it chose to honor the 16-year-old “for sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to…

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern suffers brain hemorrhage

Former NBA commissioner David Stern suffers brain hemorrhage

New York — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery. The league made the announcement about Stern’s condition in a statement, saying its thoughts and prayers were with the 77-year-old’s family. Stern was dining in a Manhattan restaurant when he collapsed, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Trending News Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA’s longest-tenured commissioner before Adam Silver replaced him on Feb. 1, 2014. Stern…

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New Zealand retrieves bodies of 6 killed when volcano erupted

New Zealand retrieves bodies of 6 killed when volcano erupted

New Zealand military specialists recovered six more bodies from a small volcanic island Friday. The operation comes days after an eruption claimed at least eight other lives and left a toxic and volatile landscape that has hampered recovery efforts. This brings the death toll to at least 14. Two people are missing on the island and presumed dead.  The eight specialists, wearing protective clothing and using breathing apparatuses, landed by helicopter and found six of…

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Judiciary Committee ends debate on impeachment articles

Judiciary Committee ends debate on impeachment articles

House Judiciary Committee postpones vote on articles of impeachment Latest updates on Thursday’s markup hearing After 14 hours of debate, the House Judiciary Committee passed the procedural amendment that precedes the vote on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler postponed the vote on the articles to 10 a.m. Friday morning, infuriating Republicans. The committee will ultimately vote on each article separately, starting with abuse of power and…

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