‘There’s A Lot Of Character’: Meet The People Of Milwaukee

Milwaukee was stop fourteen on our Listen to America road trip. We spoke to numerous locals about their feelings toward the city. Here’s what they had to say: “I decided to change occupations when my brother was killed. ... I wanted to do something else where I can engage with people on a daily basis. ... No fight was ever won by ...
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Oil Rig Explodes In Louisiana, Injuring 7

An oil rig exploded in Louisiana on Sunday night, injuring at least seven people, authorities said, with one other person believed to be missing. The platform, located near St. Charles Parish in Lake Pontchartrain, ignited sometime around 7 p.m. local time. Residents nearby reported hearing a large explosion before the rig was engulfed in flames. “My house actually shook,” Andrew ...
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On ‘SNL,’ Alec Baldwin’s Trump Can’t Stay On Message Either

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump had a lot of ground to cover this week during “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open sketch.While promising to talk “only” about his “amazing” tax plan, Baldwin’s Trump struggled to stay on message. He discussed getting rid of “everything Obama did,” from health insurance to the Iran deal to vegetables; he repeatedly called Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence ...
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Film Producers’ Discussion On Weinstein Scandal Had Only 1 Woman

As accusations of sexual assault and abuse continue to pile up against Harvey Weinstein and other film executives, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Hollywood has a grave problem with harassment against women. The Hollywood Reporter addressed the scandal in a clip released Friday of an episode of its “Roundtables” series that features celebrities and industry insiders discussing various topics. .@SethRogen ...
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‘SNL’ Finally Took On The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

“Saturday Night Live” finally addressed the one thing that everyone else in the entertainment industry is talking about: Harvey Weinstein. The show attacked the disgraced film producer twice, in a sketch and during Weekend Update, tackling both the searing accusations against him and the larger problem of women and sexual harassment in Hollywood. In the first sketch, the women of ...
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Kellyanne Conway Morphed Into Pennywise On ‘SNL’ And It’s Terrifying

This “Saturday Night Live” sketch came straight out of a nightmare. “SNL” turned Kellyanne Conway into the terrifying villain from Stephen King’s ‘It’ but, of course, with a spin. Kate McKinnon played Conway, or in this horror movie parody, Kellywise.  Poor CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, played by Alex Moffat, found the Kellywise creature hanging out in the sewer on a ...
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One Family’s Car Caught Fire As They Tried To Flee, Another Couple Hid In A Pool

Wildfires continued to spread through Northern California on Friday, turning swaths of forest, ranches, wineries and whole neighborhoods to ash in its path. It’s been labeled California’s deadliest wildfire. At least 34 people have been reported dead, but the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection could only confirm 32 to HuffPost. So far, 5,700 homes and buildings have been destroyed ...
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Senate Dems Urge NIH To Renew Gun Violence Research Funding

More than two dozen Senate Democrats, lead by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, called on the National Institutes of Health to renew recently lapsed funding for gun violence research.  The $22 million in NIH funding that backed 22 gun violence research projects from 2014 to 2017 expired in January. Renewal was “still under consideration,” an NIH spokesperson told Science magazine ...
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The Birth Control Coverage Rule That Trump Rolled Back Is Pretty Popular

Americans largely disagree with the Trump administration’s decision to allow employers to opt out of covering birth control in their health insurance plans if they have moral or religious objections, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Respondents to the poll say, 45 percent to 32 percent, that they support requiring employers to provide health care plans that cover the cost of contraceptives ...
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‘Alzheimer’s Tsunami,’ Medicaid Cuts Leaves Dementia Patients With Few Options

Several times a week, Lou Stepanek drives to the Hiawatha Care Center in Iowa to spend time with someone who hasn’t seemed to recognize him for more than a decade: his wife. “We knew it was a fatal disease,” Lou, 88, a stoic retired police captain, said of his wife’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. “But what does that mean?” The Cedar Rapids ...
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