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'Gift' to Mnuchin was 'act of political theater,' says man claiming responsibility

Robby Strong, left, claims he’s the one behind the gift-wrapped package left outside Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s home that caused a stink.  (Facebook/AP) A man who claims responsibility for leaving a gift-wrapped box of horse manure outside the Los Angeles home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly defended the act Sunday. Robby Strong, a Los Angeles psychologist, told AL.com that ...

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How to return almost anything without a receipt

Hate everything you got for Christmas? You can probably return most of it without a receipt.  (iStock) For people who meticulously organize and catalog their receipts, returning merchandise is no problem. But for the rest of us, it’s a huge pain in the pocketbook. Luckily, there’s no reason to fret over past purchases. Just because you can’t find your receipt ...

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Vice Media co-founders apologize for 'boys club' culture

Vice Media co-founders Shane Smith, left, and Suroosh Alvi are seen in New York City, May 16, 2016.  (Reuters) Vice Media has had to settle at least four cases of sexual harassment or defamation against its employees – including its current company president, according to a published report. In response to a Saturday story in the New York Times, two ...

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Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

HONOLULU –  A federal appeals court panel has ruled that President Donald Trump once again exceeded the scope of his authority with his latest travel ban, but the judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put their decision on hold pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning the ban involving six majority Muslim countries will remain in ...

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It’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Australia – Here’s how I still feel home for the holidays

“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” It’s always been one of my favorite Christmas songs and something my brother and I used to cross our fingers for every winter. Sledding, snow men, snow angels, snow cream, snowball fights – it doesn’t get much better for a kid. Growing up in North Carolina, then beginning my TV anchoring career in Ohio, ...

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Trump admin orders sharp drawdown of US refugee resettlement: report

The State Department reportedly ordered refugee resettlement centers to effectively drawdown their efforts in 2018.  (Associated Press) The Trump administration is dramatically scaling back U.S. refugee resettlement efforts, according to a Thursday Reuters report. The move comes months after the White House announced plans to significantly curb refugee admissions and to more carefully vet new entrants to the country. In ...

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