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    Tom Brady on friendship with Donald Trump: Why such a big deal?

    BOSTON — Tom Brady has opened up on his friendship with Donald Trump, but it’s not a subject he appears to want to delve into much further. Brady, a day after leading the Patriots back to another Super Bowl, spoke about his relationship with Trump on his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan show. According to Trump, who made the remarks at a pre-inaugural dinner that included Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Brady called the new president to offer his […]

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    Thousands of Skittles intended for cattle feed spill on Wisconsin highway

    This story starts out about Skittles but ends up being about cows. A rural county in southeast Wisconsin had a sweet, sticky mystery along a highway earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands of red Skittles were found spilled on a road in Dodge County. “There’s no little ‘S’ on them, but you can definitely smell, it’s a distinct Skittles smell,” Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt told CNN affiliate WISN. No one knew where the candy came from or where it […]

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    Can burnt toast and roasted potatoes cause cancer?

    LONDON — The Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign Monday to warn about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures. The campaign is based on long-standing evidence from animal studies in 2002, but the link is yet to be proven in human studies. Some experts are highlighting that other lifestyle factors pose much greater cancer risks, such as smoking and obesity. What exactly is the problem with […]

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    Trump signs order withdrawing from TPP, reinstate ‘Mexico City policy’ on abortion

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday will start to unravel the behemoth trade deal he inherited from his predecessor, as he signed an executive action to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That executive action sends signals to Democrats and leaders in foreign capitals around the world that Trump’s rhetoric on trade during the campaign is turning into action. Trump vowed during the campaign to withdraw the US from the Pacific trade deal, commonly known as TPP, […]

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    Madonna: ‘Blowing up White House’ taken out of context

    Madonna was just trying to express herself at the Women’s March on Saturday. The superstar singer stirred controversy when she passionately spoke at the Washington, D.C. event. That’s because in addition to dropping a few “F-bombs,” she also indicated just how upset the election results had made her. “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said. “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot […]

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    Suspect resembling ‘Shaggy’ from Scooby Doo arrested, accused of robbing man with autism

    MILWAUKEE, WI — A man’s resemblance to an old cartoon character led to his arrest. He is accused of robbing a man with autism. The suspect was already known to police because of his addiction to a synthetic drug. Officials at IMPACT, who provide free and confidential alcohol and drug consultation and referral services to help people who are concerned about themselves or a loved one. said they haven’t had a ton of clients reporting addiction to K2 or spice, […]

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    Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

    HONG KONG — Samsung is blaming poorly designed and manufactured batteries for the overheating problems that caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire. “Our investigation, as well as the investigations completed by three independent industry organizations, concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents,” the world’s largest smartphone maker said Monday. The results of the months-long investigation are Samsung’s second attempt at explaining what went wrong with the flagship phone. […]

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    The most expensive city to live in 2017 is …

    They may be in opposite corners of the globe, but Hong Kong, Sydney and Vancouver have one thing in common. They’re the top three most unaffordable housing markets in the world, according to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017, published Monday. Hong Kong has topped the list for the past seven years — since its first appearance in the survey. Subdivided flats smaller than 100 square feet (9 square meters) can rent for $385 in the Asian […]

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    President Trump goes to work

    WASHINGTON — “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.” President Donald Trump‘s blunt declaration during his stark inaugural address now becomes a yardstick to judge his administration’s ability to fundamentally reshape America’s politics and global posture. The first weekday of the new White House opens a new chapter in the story of Trump the politician. It is the moment the promises he made and the huge expectations he has built begin to stack up […]

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    Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

    One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, transmission of these bacteria person-to-person may be occurring without symptoms, say the researchers, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. “We often talk about the rising tide of antibiotic resistance in apocalyptic terms,” said William Hanage, senior author […]