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Dems slam Trump's 'ridiculous' claims that Obama ordered wiretap

Democrats widely slammed President Trump Sunday over his baseless claims that former President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones. “It’s beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people’s view of government,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” of Trump’s claims, for which the commander-in-chief has provided ...

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‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice’s mother dies at 66

The mother of reality star Teresa Giudice has died at 66. Giudice, a star on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” shared the sad news about Antonia Gorga’s passing on Instagram by posting a heartwarming collage of photos with her mother. “Thank you for the love and support during this extremely difficult time,” Giudice, 44, captioned the post. “My mother ...

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White House requests investigation of Trump's wiretap claims

The White House said Sunday it will have Congress investigate “reports” of the Obama administration allegedly abusing its powers before the 2016 election — after President Trump claimed, with no evidence, that former President Obama ordered a wiretapping of his phones. In a cryptic statement, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the new probe and then refused to reveal more details ...

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Trump blasts Obama for 2012 hot mic moment with Russia

President Trump is no stranger to hot mic moments — and he isn’t letting one of his predecessor’s rest. Trump, tweeting Sunday, recalled a March 2012 conversation involving then-President Obama and then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. “Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, ‘Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?'” Trump wrote. Obama’s exchange — which ...

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Singer and music exec Tommy Page, 46, dies in apparent suicide

Tommy Page, a former pop star whose song “I’ll Be Your Everything” went to No. 1 in 1990 and who later became a record company executive, publisher of Billboard magazine and a vice president at Pandora, has died. He was 46. Billboard.com Editorial Director Denise Warner said Page was found dead Friday in New York, an apparent suicide. Page started ...

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Pence demands apology from AP after publication of wife's email

Vice President Pence took to Twitter on Saturday to demand an apology from the Associated Press, which published the email address of his wife, Karen, earlier this week. An IndyStar investigation uncovered that the vice president used an AOL email account to conduct state business while he was governor (he served from 2013-17). IndyStar reports it obtained nearly 30 emails ...

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'SNL' segment 'Weekend Update' continues to lambaste Donald Trump

“Saturday Night Live” continued to harshly criticize President Donald Trump on its most recent “Weekend Update” segment. Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che discussed everything from Trump’s late-night rants to his ideas of merit-based immigration policies, to the embattled adviser Kellyanne Conway. The segment comes on the heels of Trump’s first speech to Congress, an hourlong affair that some have ...

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Headstones toppled in Brooklyn cemetery in possible hate crime

The New York Police Department is investigating a report of possible vandalism at a mainly-Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn. On Sunday, a NYPD spokesman said the department’s hate crimes division has been notified of headstones found toppled over at Washington Cemetery. Hikind’s caption on Twitter reads: “@BPShomrim alerted me that stones @ Washington Cemetery are down. I’ve spoken w/ the NYPD ...

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SNL cold open features Forrest Gump version of Jeff Sessions

“Run Jeff, run!” “Saturday Night Live” opened up its latest episode with a skit featuring Kate McKinnon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who cameunder fire last week for alleged communication with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Sessions, with large, embellished ears, a gray wig and a heavy southern accent, is portrayed as the titular character Forrest ...

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Firefighters fight big Queens fire in frigid temperatures

A fast-moving inferno tore through a row of buildings in Queens Saturday night. Hundreds of firefighters were called to the 7-alarm blaze in a swath of two-story buildings at 110-114 Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill, Queen around 11 p.m., the FDNY said. Smoke eaters battled the frigid cold and flames and were still working to get the fire under control ...

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