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"I'm gonna make it and make it online"

A statement I uttered several  years ago..  I found that the Internet was going to give me what my soul needed: freedom!  It is there that I took my passion, voice, heart and soul to a level I never would have imagined.  It is the Internet that gave me my dreams, goals, hope, and mission.  A voice.  My voice!  When you go through life with your back against the wall, and a host of rejection along the way, you find who you truly are, yourself and what you are made of.  I had to lose in order to find myself.  I did. My authentic self.
Where shall I begin...from the beginning

Being in the business of being a blogger has consistently been an incredible dream for me. No doubt it's not easy, but when I began several years ago to start one I knew I was onto something big! I coupled my educational degree which happens to be in management and marketing and I worked for a while as a business manager to get experience.
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US suicides 'spiked after Robin Williams's death'

There were 10% more US suicides than expected in the five months after the actor's death.

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Woman unknowingly adopts dog she gave up as a child

A woman is back together with the dog she had given up as a child after unknowingly adopting it

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Canadian friends hold wedding-themed divorce party

The group pulled out old wedding dresses to celebrate the day a friend's divorce became official.

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US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

The budget bill will "break the long cycle of spending crises" says Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Trudeau: 'Peoplekind' correction was a 'dumb joke'

"I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral," the Canadian PM says.

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Cornell fraternity punished for 'pig roast' sex competition

Points were rewarded to members who slept with the most women, with bonuses for heavier partners.

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Alabama man arrested after child porn video goes viral

Police say the video was widely shared online in a misguided effort to find the video creator.

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Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Thirty-six people are charged for their alleged involvement in running a giant cyber-crime site.

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Black Panther: Fans share what the film means to them

The #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe hashtag has sparked excitement over the new all-black superhero film

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Stock markets: US shares rise after wild swings

US markets edge higher in early trade, helping to calm global markets.

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How the world reacted to Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy launch

Social media reacts to the world's most powerful rocket making its maiden flight.

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California judge sides with baker in 'gay cake' row

A California judge rules that a Christian bakery owner can refuse wedding cakes to gay couples.

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Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed

A Buzzfeed investigation says Russian trolls have been posing as black activists on the site.

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Winter Olympics : US skiers use VR goggles & brain zapping headphones

Virtual reality and headphones that zap your brain - the US Ski team's quest for Olympic gold at the Winter Olympics.

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Uber boss takes stand at driverless trial

Ex-Uber boss is pressed on allegations he orchestrated the theft of trade secrets from Google's Waymo.

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Kylie Jenner calls daughter Stormi and people have thoughts

The reality star's post announcing the name has quickly become one of Instagram's most-liked posts ever.

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What's behind the Justin Timberlake backlash?

Reviews of Justin Timberlake's new album have been brutal. What did he do wrong?

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Steve Wynn: Casino mogul resigns from Wynn Resorts

The businessman resigns from Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The abuse victim who has protested in the same spot for 20 years

Abuse victim John Wojnowski has spent 20 years protesting outside the Vatican Embassy in the US. Why?

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Elon Musk rocket launch - how it unfolded

Falcon Heavy successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla.

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Washington nursery 'waxed children's eyebrows'

Officials are investigating after two mothers said their children were waxed without permission.

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Quentin Tarantino interview about Roman Polanksi 'rape' resurfaces

Audio emerges of Quentin Tarantino arguing that Roman Polanksi didn't rape a 13-year-old girl.

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Canada PM Trudeau faces PC backlash over 'peoplekind' comment

Justin Trudeau's comment that the term "peoplekind" is more inclusive than "mankind" sparks ridicule.

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Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

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Quentin Tarantino: Uma Thurman car crash was a 'horrendous mistake'

The director says persuading the actress to drive a car that crashed on set was "heartbreaking".

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US shares swing wildly after two days of losses

Wall Street shares see frantic trading after two days of losses on global markets.

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Daca Dreamers: Trump unlikely to extend immigration deadline

The president had previously hinted that protected status for so-called Dreamers could be extended.

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Colorado sheriff's deputy becomes third to die in 2018

A sheriff's deputy was killed after gunfire broke out in an auto theft investigation.

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Reality Check: Does UK spend half as much on health as US?

Donald Trump said the NHS was "going broke and not working", but the NHS chief executive hit back.

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US politics is not beanbag, says strategist Roger Stone

US President Donald Trump will be judged on his deeds not words says the political strategist.

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Olympics: Ivanka Trump to attend closing ceremony

The first daughter will lead the US delegation at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

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11 things we spotted in the Oscars class photo

Including bulging biceps and cardboard cut-outs.

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No, Trump did not tweet 'Dow Joans'

Author says joke post was "everywhere within 10 minutes" and deleting it "felt wrong" and "dangerous".

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Powerball winner sues for anonymity over $560m jackpot

The US woman wants the money but does not want her details to be released, as state law dictates.

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John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

Mahoney had a distinguished theatre career but is best known for his role in the hit US sitcom.

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Trump calls Democrats 'treasonous' and 'un-American'

President Trump calls Democratic lawmakers failure to appreciate his Congress speech "treasonous".

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The extraordinary healing powers of music

The US National Institutes of Health is exploring the relationship between music and the brain.

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Illegal immigrant held in NFL star's death

Police say the driver was a twice-deported immigrant from Guatemala who fled the scene of the crash.

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Incest charge as US woman has baby 'by her biological father'

Katie's mother left her husband after he allegedly began sleeping in their daughter's room.

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Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency loses track of $800m

The Defense Logistics Agency says it did not expect a "clean" audit as hundreds of millions vanishes.

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Sex toys mysteriously delivered to Canadian university students

Student unions across the country have been getting mysterious packages from an anonymous sender.

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Dow Jones index tumbles nearly 1,500 points

The leading US share index has plunged 5.8% in one of the worst one day falls on record.

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Otto Warmbier's father to attend Olympics in South Korea

Mr Trump has said that Warmbier's treatment proves the brutality of the North Korean regime.

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Democrats push Trump to release rebuttal memo

The party says it is a matter of "fundamental fairness" that the public learn the other side.

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A Massachusetts dog's quest for a pancake ends in flames

Surveillance video shows the moment a dog starts a fire after reaching for a pancake atop a stove.

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Two Canadians held hostage in Syria released

Sean Allen Moore and Jolly Bimbachi have been freed and are in Turkish custody.

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Larry Nassar jailed for another 40 to 125 years

The disgraced ex-doctor was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in a different Michigan county.

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Super Bowl ad criticised for using Martin Luther King speech

Some critics said the advert for the Dodge car company's Ram trucks was hypocritical.

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President Trump: NHS 'going broke and not working'

The US president tweets about the NHS while criticising his political rivals' healthcare plans.

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Esmond Bradley Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya

Ex-UN envoy for rhino conservation Esmond Bradley Martin was known for his undercover work.

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Super Bowl: Philadelphia win sparks mayhem in city

Incidents of rioting and looting are reported in the city as fans celebrate historic Eagles' win.

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Super Bowl: Selfie Kid's big moment with Timberlake

Why 13 year old boy is the most famous teenager in the world right now?

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Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love, from Suffolk, is suspected of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems.

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What Kylie Jenner's pregnancy video tells us

The reality TV star confirms the birth of her first child by releasing a video documenting her pregnancy.

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Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles win first title with stunning win over New England Patriots

The Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl for the first time after defeating the New England Patriots in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.

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Justin Timberlake plays Prince and takes selfies at Super Bowl show

The star pays tribute to Prince and takes selfies with fans during a spectacular half-time show.

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From a broken neck to a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford

Jay Ruckelshaus broke his neck and almost died - but fought back to win one of the world's top scholarships.

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Indianapolis Colts: Linebacker Edwin Jackson 'killed by drink driver'

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has died after being hit by a suspected drink driver in Indiana on Sunday.

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US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting but had kept quiet about her pregnancy.

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US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting but had kept quiet about her pregnancy.

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South Carolina train crash: Amtrak 'on the wrong track'

Officials investigate whether a South Carolina crash that killed two was due to wrongly set points.

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Kim Cattrall appeals for help finding brother missing in Canada

The actor's brother's keys, wallet and phone were left on his kitchen table in Alberta, Canada.

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Amtrak crash: Two killed after trains collide in South Carolina

Two people died when a train carrying 147 people collided with a goods train, police say.

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China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

China joins Russia in condemning a newly-announced US policy to develop smaller atomic bombs.

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Lana Del Rey: Man held in Orlando over 'kidnap threat'

Orlando police say they found him with a knife and concert tickets near where the singer was appearing.

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Barry and Honey Sherman: The mystery of the strangled billionaires

The couple, killed in a suspected double homicide, left an indelible mark on Canada.

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Moonlight writer on 'envelopegate' and this year's Oscars

Tarell Alvin McCraney on his five-star play, envelopegate and why he rates Daniel Kaluuya.

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet

Paul Ryan came under fire for lauding tax changes that left a school worker $1.50 a week better off.

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US hunter knocked unconscious by Canada goose

The man was shooting in Maryland when the fowl fell on his head.

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Uma Thurman breaks silence on Weinstein attack

The actress alleges the movie mogul attacked her - and separately, that she was raped as a teenager.

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Russia condemns US nuclear bomb plans

Moscow says the stress on countering Russia is confrontational.

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Hawaii false alarm worker: I was 100% sure it was real

The Hawaiian worker who sent a false incoming missile alert says he's devastated for causing panic.

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Lady Gaga halts tour due to 'severe pain'

The singer, who has fibromyalgia, says she is "devastated" but needed to put herself first.

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Trump Russia: Democrats say firing special counsel could cause crisis

Democrats say release of a controversial memo is aimed at disrupting a probe into alleged Kremlin links.

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Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

The Arizona ammunition dealer is the first person to face charges after October's deadly shooting.

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The Democratic mayor with a zipcode tattoo

Mayor John Fetterman's tattoo shows his commitment to a town that is bouncing back. Now he is running for higher office.

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The life-like Netflix advertisement turning heads

A Netflix advertisement resembling a human trapped in plastic is drawing attention in West Hollywood.

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The scientists calling Tom Brady and Gwyneth Paltrow's bluff

Scientists and health experts take on the rise of the celebrity health-guru culture.

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Sean Spicer on having Trump as boss

The former White House press secretary tells the BBC the president usually stood by him when he made mistakes.

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A true picture of US black jobless figures

The president claims the US black unemployment rate is the lowest on record. Is that accurate?

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Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies aged 74

Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968 and performed major hits including Papa Was a Rollin' Stone.

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Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016

The fall came after disappointing earnings and amid fears of rising interest rates.

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Nuclear Posture Review: US wants smaller nukes to counter Russia

The US believes smaller, less devastating nuclear weapons will act as a better deterrent to Moscow.

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Amy Schumer weighs in on Aziz Ansari allegations

The comedian says many young women will have experience of being pressured into sex.

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'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences

YouTube says video-makers who damage the reputation of the site will face new consequences.

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Trump approves release of disputed memo

President Trump approves release of controversial memo that is thought to accuse the FBI of abusing its powers

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Bill and Ted star on his child abuse hell

Actor Alex Winter tells BBC 5 live he wasn't able to talk about his "potentially dangerous secret".

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Victim's father lunges at disgraced doctor

Father of victim tries to attack disgraced US Olympic gym doctor Larry Nassar in court but is tackled by security

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Bill and Ted star's child abuse 'hell'

Alex Winter says being "child-like" in the film with Keanu Reeves helped him with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

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US jobs and wages rise in January

The average hourly wage in the private sector in January increased 2.9% year-on-year.

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Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil makes prediction

Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual Groundhog Day prognostication, but what was his forecast?

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Jim Carrey won't face a civil trial over Cathriona White's death

The actor had faced a civil trial over the suicide of former girlfriend Cathriona White.

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Trump memo: Ryan plays down impact on Russia inquiry

Donald Trump is expected to approve publication of a memo accusing the FBI of abusing its powers.

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Slender Man stabbing: Morgan Geyser gets 40 years in mental unit

The Wisconsin girl is sentenced for stabbing a classmate to please an online horror character.

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Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise

Apple sold more than 77 million iPhones in the final months of 2017.

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'I broke away from a strict homeschooling community cult'

'Judy' recalls her life being brought up by parents in a strict homeschooling community in the US.

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Super Bowl: Two storied US cities ready for battle

Boston and Philadelphia, two cities steeped in history, are set to face off on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Larry Nassar case: Michigan police apologise to victim

A Michigan police chief told one of Larry Nassar's victims that "we wish we had this one back".

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'Fire whirls' spotted in Arizona brush fire

A brush fire near Phoenix produced a spinning vortex column of hot air.

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Amazon 2017 sales up by nearly a third

The online retail giant benefits from a strong holiday season and its Alexa digital assistant.

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Quebec teen gets surprise skate with hockey great Sidney Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain stopped by an outdoor rink where the teen was practicing.

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House of Cards: Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane join Netflix show

Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane are joining the Netflix show following Kevin Spacey's departure.

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Two shot after female student opens fire at Los Angeles school

A female student is in custody after she opened fire on her classmates, leaving two injured, police say.

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Texas man to be executed for killing his two daughters

John Battaglia will be executed for the two murders, but his lawyers claim he is mentally unwell.

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White House 'to release' secret memo on FBI

The president is expected to declassify the document, despite the FBI's "grave concerns".

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Atlanta boy, three, 'beaten to death over a cupcake'

Two sisters face charges of murder, assault and cruelty over the child's death last year.

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State of the Union: Trump audience figures boast questioned

Despite Mr Trump's claim, Nielsen says Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush all drew bigger ratings.

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US citizen accused of 'insulting' Vietnamese national hero

His case comes as Vietnam increasingly cracks down on freedom of expression online.

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Woman who photobombed Beyonce speaks

The woman whose shocked reaction to meeting Beyonce went viral has called the response "hysterical".

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Canada national anthem: Senate backs gender-neutral changes

The move is set to change the words "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command" in O Canada.

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Trump Russia: Republicans accused of tampering with memo on FBI

The secret memo reportedly says the FBI abused its surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign.

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