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DOD Inspector General Reviewing Controversial Border Wall Contract

(CNN) - The Pentagon's Inspector General will review a $400 million border wall contract after concerns of inappropriate influence. The move comes after the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, representative Bennie Thompson said president Donald Trump…

Boston Marathon Bomber Appeals Death Sentence

(CNN) - The surviving Boston marathon bomber who's been convicted and sentenced to death is appealing his death sentence. In 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother set off pressure cooker bombs killing four people and injuring hundreds more. Dzhokhar…

House Bill Grants Legal Status For Undocumented Farmworkers

(CNN) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bipartisan measure to to provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of undocumented farm workers. The vote was notable because unlike previous efforts, it garnered Republican support. The bill…

ICE Arrests Dropped In 2019 Amid Border Crisis

(CNN) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made fewer arrests this year and it's crediting the attention it gave to the U.S. southern border. Newly released data shows ICE arrested around 143,000 people during this fiscal year. That's…

FAA: High Risk Of Future Crashes After Lion Air

(CNN) - A Federal Aviation Administration analysis found a high risk of future crashes after the lion air disaster. All 189 people on board were killed in October 2018 when a Boeing 737 Max crashed in Indonesian waters. A…

Alaska Changes Rule That Disqualified Swimmer

Anchorage, AK (KTUU) - Alaska schools votes to change a controversial rule that disqualified a high school swimmer earlier this year for how her swimsuit fit her body. Breckynn Willis, of Anchorage, Alaska, was disqualified after winning a heat…

White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled Due To Listeria

(CNN) - If you have any White Castle frozen burgers sitting in your freezer, you made to throw them out. The company recalled several varieties due to possible listeria contamination. Some of the packages include: 6 packs of hamburgers,…

Suit Wants California Colleges To Stop Using Sat Scores

(CNN)  - A lawsuit wants California universities to stop using SAT and ACT scores in the admissions process. The suit was filed Tuesday on behalf of four students and several non-profits against the University of California system. It claims…

Facebook Tells DOJ It Won't Weaken Encryption

(CNN) - Facebook says it won't weaken encryption on WhatsApp and Messenger. End-to-end encryption makes it so that messages are only read by the sender and recipient and not a third-party. The Department of Justice argues this would make…

NASA Moon Rocket Could Cost $1 Billion Per Launch

(CNN) - NASA is getting closer to lifting off a rocket that will once again send American astronauts to the moon. But it will come at a cost; a high cost. The space agency anticipates each launch of the…

Ford Recalls 231K Trucks Over Tailgate Issues

(CNN) - Ford Motor company has issued a safety recall in North America, because tailgates keep opening unintentionally. In a statement released Friday, the company said it is recalling select Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty trucks, but…

Overcrowded Border Patrol Facility Set To Close

(CNN) - A Border Patrol facility synonymous with overcrowding is getting facelift. The central processing center in McAllen, Texas is slated to close this spring for a construction project expected to last at least 14 months. Officials promise renovations…

U.S. Added 266,000 Jobs In November

(CNN) - Good news for workers, the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs last month. Those gains include about 50,000 General Motors employees who returned to work after a six-week long strike. Other jumps came from the health care sector,…

'Bella' Ranked Top Dog Name Of Decade

(CNN) - Americans love their dogs like children and apparently name them like children too. Bella is the most popular dog name of the past decade. The website mydogsname.com compiled a list of the most common names for 2019…

Bacon, Turkey Products Recalled In Four States

(CNN) - Check your fridge; a Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were made by Blue Grass Quality Meats. It has recalled more than 121,000 pounds of food because…

Car Prices Rose Just 1% This Year

(CNN) - It's been a lousy year for car sales. Kelley Blue Book is reporting the average price for a light vehicle is up just one percent. Sales numbers are down more than two percent and vehicles are staying…

Oreo Reveals New Churro Flavored Creme Cookie

(CNN) - After months of waiting and guessing, Oreo has finally revealed its mystery flavor for 2019. On Monday, Oreo confirmed on Twitter the flavor is a churro-flavored creme, writing “nice work, super-sleuths." In September, Oreo launched a contest…

Charlotte, Liam Top Baby Names Of 2019

(CNN) - Expect to hear a lot of Charlotte's and Liam's when the class of 2037 collects their diplomas at high school graduation. The most popular baby names of 2019 were just announced. The website babynames.com tallied the favorite…

Fewer Christmas Trees Growing In The U.S.

(CNN) - More people are buying Christmas trees, but there are fewer to go around. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, two major tree-producing states, North Carolina and Oregon, have fewer trees to offer this year than in…

CDC: Significant Flu Spread In All But 7 States

(CNN) - Federal health officials say nearly every state is dealing with the flu. The CDC released its latest report on flu activity Monday. The agency found the flu spread significantly in all but seven states as of the…

President Trump Threatens Tariffs On Argentina, Brazil

(CNN) - President Trump is threatening to impose steel tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. In a tweet Monday, the president said the tariffs were to help U.S. farmers and were 'effective immediately.' Trump said the move is a result…

DiCaprio Responds After Blamed For Amazon's Fires

(CNN) - Brazil's president is blaming Leonardo DiCaprio for the Amazon forest fires. President Jair Bolsonaro made the claim Thursday on a webcast, arguing that non-governmental agencies or NGO's are behind the fires. Without any evidence, he said the…

Black Friday Pulls In Record $7.4 Billion In Sales

(CNN) - Good news, shopping fans and retailers; Black Friday is still a thing. This year saw the biggest Black Friday ever with $7.4 million spent. That's in addition to the 4.2 billion shoppers dropped on Thanksgiving Day. Spending…

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