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White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

NEWS | Feb 24
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports.

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Picture

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Picture

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
The consensus is "La La Land" is the film to beat. Is anyone surprised?

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

NEWS | By Julie Bykowicz | Feb 24
President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources.

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

NEWS | By Astrid Galvan | Feb 24
The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

Judge Bars Several Accusers From Testifying at Cosby's Trial

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 24
In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

Other Nations Shaking Heads at US Transgender Toilet Battle

NEWS | By Shawn Pogatchnik | Feb 24
As Donald Trump and U.S. courts seek to make transgender use of toilets an American battleground in schools, the more progressive corners of Europe and Latin America are shaking their heads in bewilderment.

Nebraska Panel Considers Bill to Protect LGBT Workers

Nebraska Panel Considers Bill to Protect LGBT Workers

NEWS | By Julia Shumway | Feb 24
Supporters of a bill that aims to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Nebraska residents from discrimination in the workplace packed a hearing room at the state Capitol Wednesday to urge a legislative committee to approve the measure.

In Cancer Prevention Month, AICR Launches Free Program for Weight Loss, Better Health, and Cancer Prevention

In Cancer Prevention Month, AICR Launches Free Program for Weight Loss, Better Health, and Cancer Prevention

For individuals working to lose weight, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is launching a weight-loss program to help people develop lifelong health habits.

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opiods

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opiods

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kyle Potter | Feb 24
In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

Montana Officials Alarmed As They Fight Surge in Meth Use

Montana Officials Alarmed As They Fight Surge in Meth Use

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Bobby Caina Calvan | Feb 24
Panelists at a drug summit convened Saturday by the Montana Legislature said resources are being strained because of a widening prevalence of the drug.


Entertainment

 Review :: As You Are

Review :: As You Are

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Feb 24
Kind of like Peter Jackson's 1994 film "Heavenly Creatures," "As You Are" follows a young friendship that detours down dangerous avenues. But it loses itself in the middle, and slowly disintegrates into disaster by the third act.


Business

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

LEGAL | By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.


Technology

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

PERSONAL TECH | By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Style

Milan Fashion Week: Pucci, Max Mara & More

Milan Fashion Week: Pucci, Max Mara & More

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 24
Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.