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FLASHBACK: Conan O'Brien Trashes Haiti With "Burning Pile of Tires" Joke In 2005 (VIDEO)...
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In a video posted to YouTube Saturday, O’Brien is seen making a joke about Haiti’s garbage problem in 2005. “Haiti, You just celebrated two hundred years of independence. Congratulations. Now make a wish and blow out your burning pile of tires,” joked O’Brien.

The Wall Street Journal: Flu breakthrough? Japanese drug maker thinks its compound can kill virus in a day...
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As Americans suffer through the worst influenza outbreak in almost a decade, a Japanese drug maker says it has developed a pill that can kill the virus within a day. But even if the experimental drug lives up to the claim, it likely won't be available

Daylight Saving Time isn’t worth it, European Parliament ministers say...
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EU says holdover from post-WWI efficiency efforts isn't relevant in today's world.

8 people confess why they finally deleted social media...
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Much has been made of the social media "detox": a break, however permanent or temporary, from the digital world. Of course, because each person's relationship with social media is unique (terrible), the way people deal with unplugging varies,

Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024...
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If the US government plans to stop funding the International Space Station at the end of 2024, there's a big question: what happens next? Hand the keys over to the private sector, apparently. The Washington Post has obtained a NASA document outlining.

Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android...
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The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.

Michael Savage: Pelosi and Democrats Are Saying 'Whiteness Is a Crime'...
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Democrats and the broader left have "targeted the white male ... for extinction," said Michael Savage, pointing to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's recent use of an anecdote involving her grandson to push racial politics.

Flu blamed for 1 in 10 American deaths — and that number is expected to grow...
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Influenza and pneumonia, which often go together, caused one of every 10 deaths in the U.S. last week, health officials said during a news conference...

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu...
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NEW YORK (AP) The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms o

North Texas teacher dies after getting the flu...
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Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School with the Weatherford Independent School District died over the weeken. Holland got sick about a week ago and took medication, but delayed picking up the prescription due to the $116 copay, according to the newspaper.

UPDATE: 24-year-old woman among 22 flu victims in Clark County...
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Two more people have died as the result of the flu in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

Teacher contracts both flu strains, now on life support...
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Crystal Whitley, 35, was physically active and had no underlying physical conditions, friends told WFAA, when she contracted both strains of influenza two weeks ago. She then developed pneumonia in both lungs and a MRSA infection.

Clinics held Saturday to protect Connecticut residents from the flu...
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At least 63 people have died in Connecticut because of the flu this season.

Olympics Ratings Slide From Sochi 2014 For NBC's Unofficial Launch...
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Lots of the politics and tensions of the Korean peninsula were upfront on NBC's unofficial primetime kickoff to the 2018 Winter Olympics last night but with Mike Tirico deftly taking over the...

Anti-Catholic Bigotry Stirred over Student's Open Support for Abortion at Catholic School...
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Anti-Catholic bigotry has been stirred over a Catholic student who was told to remove a Planned Parenthood sticker from her laptop.

Actress Bette Midler facing criticism over tweet about Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul...
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Midler has not deleted the tweet, or responded to media requests for comment.

Figure skater saving pups from South Korean dog meat trade...
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Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is hoping to win a gold medal in South Korea this month though no prize could be more life-changing than her previous Pyeongchang souvenir.Not after last year, when the two-time world champion pairs skater...

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat (opinion)...
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As athletes from around the world compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, not far away something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for their meat, a horrendous practice that must be stopped, CNN anchor Randi Kaye writes.

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang restaurants refuse to stop serving dog meat...
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Certain restaurants in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have refused to stop serving dog meat during the Winter Olympics. A government request was issued to the restaurants ahead of today's opening ceremonies to avoid the controversial practice of eating dog

A battle over language is at the heart of Northern Ireland's crisis of governance...
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The issue has paralyzed the power-sharing government in a place where lives have been lost over flags, colors, parades, words.

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