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Source: CBS News

Scott Walker moves forward with plan to drug test food stamp users

Sunday 21:50 GMT

The budget required drug test requirements for food stamp recipients would be expanded to parents of children ages 6 to 18.. Walker and 11 other governors in 2016 asked the federal government for permission to drug test food stamp recipients.

Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead this week with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried.

Source: Washington Post

Cory Booker expected to campaign for Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race

Friday 00:37 GMT

Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones and his allies are trying to finalize plans to bring in several high-profile current or former African American elected officials, including Sen. Cory Booker, to campaign for him this weekend in Alabama as he wages an aggressive final push to turn out black voters in a Tuesday special election with national stakes.

Has been leading the effort to organize a slate of Sunday campaign events including a rally in Birmingham that is expected include her, Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), according to Sewell spokesman, Chris MacKenzie and a Jones campaign official.

Source: Fox News

Trump touts Moore, Florida rally ahead of controversial trip to civil rights museum

Sunday 13:35 GMT

In an early morning tweet, Trump boasted about the support for Moore at his rally Friday night in Pensacola, Fla.. “A big contingent of very enthusiastic Roy Moore fans at the rally last night,” Trump wrote Saturday morning.

Last week, Trump endorsed Moore via Twitter and the Republican National Committee again started giving money to the Moore campaign – about $170,000 with Moore now 3 percentage points ahead of Jones, according to the RealClearPolitics.com

Source: New York Times

Readers and The Times Respond to Harvey Weinstein’s Page One Portrait

Sunday 13:35 GMT

Here are some of their comments, which have been lightly edited for length and clarity:. Your huge photo of Harvey Weinstein on the front page was startling and offensive and totally unnecessary.

The New York Times’s latest investigation into the film producer Harvey Weinstein, which looked at the relationships that helped provide him with cover from accusations of sexual misconduct, was one of this week’s most popular stories.

Source: NBC News

'Fake News': Provocative billboard claims the Gospel isn't

Friday 00:37 GMT

Instead, the nonprofit put up a billboard that proclaimed, “Just Like Santa Claus, the Atheists Are Coming to Town!” — which was deemed "sensitive" but "acceptable."

Worth, Texas last week that state “Just Skip Church… It’s All Fake News” alongside an image of the Christian nativity scene. No, this salvo comes from the American Atheists, which has continued an annual tradition by putting up billboards in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dallas-Ft.

Source: CBS News

Kimberly Godwin

Friday 16:25 GMT

Kimberly Godwin is vice president of News, CBS News, where she is responsible for the editorial direction and launch and coordination of all CBS News newsgathering resources domestically and around the globe.

Godwin had been serving as senior broadcast producer of the "CBS Evening News" since 2014 and is the executive director for Development and Diversity. In her role as executive director for Development and Diversity, Godwin has significantly enhanced CBS News' profile at conferences around the country and cultivated a strong pipeline of potential employees.

Source: The Guradian

The Republican tax bill: four takeaways

Sunday 13:35 GMT

Critics of the $1.5tn tax cuts—on the left and the right – see it as a break with the conservative past, a sign that today’s Republican Party has been captured by mad dogs and rubes.

Look at these names all signing a group letter in favor of the Republican tax cuts: Robert Barro, Michael Boskin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Glenn Hubbard, Lawrence Lindsey, George Schultz, and others. It’s a who’s who of the Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Bush administrations—larded and laced with Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford.

Source: The Guradian

'We lit the fuse': the town where the Catalan push for independence began

Tuesday 05:10 GMT

Town after town followed suit and the movement snowballed, culminating in October’s unilateral declaration of independence after a region-wide vote showed 90% in favour on a turnout of 43%.

While it lacks the cosmopolitan clout of the Catalan capital and the smart yacht clubs that dot the nearby coast, the hillside town has earned its place in contemporary history. It was here, eight years ago, that the early simmerings of regional discontent began to come to the boil when the residents of Arenys de Munt became the first Catalans to vote on a now-familiar question: “Do you agree that Catalonia should become an independent, democratic and social state of law, integrated in the European Union?”

Source: Common Domain

Here’s how the stock market has handled past government shutdowns

Friday 16:25 GMT

If the U.S. government shuts down this weekend, will the stock market’s nearly uninterrupted march higher also come to a close?

The S&P 500 rose during the past three shutdowns, suggesting “markets look past Washington’s squabbling, regardless of the length of a shutdown,” said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial. Detrick offered those comments earlier this year, during another shutdown showdown, during which Trump tweeted that the country “needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”

Source: NBC News

Supreme Court hears why baker refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple

Wednesday 17:19 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided Tuesday in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple's wedding reception.

He has written all the court's gay rights rulings, but he is also one of the court's most ardent advocates of free speech rights.

Source: The Guradian

'A Christmas miracle': heavy snow falls in southern Texas for first time in years

Sunday 03:21 GMT

Snowfall has blanketed parts of the Deep South, including southern Texas, delighting schoolchildren and knocking out power to thousands.

The cold conditions reached across the southern states, bringing traffic chaos to Atlanta, Georgia, and warnings of black ice in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Source: Common Domain

Taiwan has statues of him everywhere. Now many want Chiang Kai-shek's image removed

Friday 09:57 GMT

Across Taiwan, his image and name are everywhere — on statues and street signs and at a lavish memorial hall in the capital.

Chiang Kai-shek was long heralded as a national hero who worked to unify China and fought both the Japanese and the communists. But now many Taiwanese view Chiang as a despot who repressed island culture and unleashed a deadly campaign against dissent.

Source: Common Domain

République owners opening restaurant in downtown L.A.'s historic Herald Examiner building

Friday 09:57 GMT

The founders of République, a lauded fine-dining establishment in Hancock Park, have agreed to open a bistro in the former Herald Examiner newspaper building, which is undergoing a renovation.

Initial plans for renovating the Herald Examiner building called for converting it for residential use, but now it is surrounded with thousands of new apartments including a complex built on former Herald Examiner property directly behind the structure.

Source: The Guradian

Late Olivier Giroud equaliser spares Arsenal against Southampton

Monday 14:31 GMT

Sánchez worked Forster with an 85th minute free-kick but that was pretty much it until Giroud fashioned the sting in the tail.

Olivier Giroud has not started a Premier League game this season but he now has four goals in the competition – and seven overall for the club. It was his late header, glanced home from Alexis Sánchez’s cross, that got Arsenal their point and wrestling some of the attention away from another diabolical opening to a match.

Source: Common Domain

That powerful elected office a candidate held years ago California voters won't see it when they mark their 2018 ballot

Monday 09:54 GMT

Of all his former political posts, Antonio Villaraigosa is most widely known for serving eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, a powerful position that he’s counting on voters to remember as they scan next year’s ballot in the race for governor.

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Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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