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Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Takes Step Toward a Presidential Run

The former housing secretary in the Obama administration and the former mayor of San Antonio announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee.

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ShowBiz Minute: Ty Dolla $ign, Cosby, Obama

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges; Bill Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal; Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum. (Dec. 12)        

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House, Senate agree on bill to establish new sexual harassment policy for Congress

More than half a dozen lawmakers resigned in the past year amid allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct. In addition to secret taxpayer-funded ...

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Nissan to boost external board seats, set up compensation committee: source

Nissan Motor Co Ltd plans to boost the number of external board members and set up a committee to oversee compensation as part of its effort to ...

WATCH: Julian Castro announces he's exploring 2020 run

The former mayor and Obama cabinet member will make announcement on Jan. 12.

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House, Senate agree on sexual harassment bill after months-long struggle to resolve differences

In the #MeToo era, pressure was on Congress to make the process fairer for those who accuse lawmakers or staffers of sexual misconduct. The House and Senate had passed separate legislation and struggled to reach a compromise, but two congressional ...

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It’s a boy! It’s a girl! For some parents, learning their baby’s sex is a disappointment

Modern babies are born into the most gender-nonconforming generation in history, yet social media feeds are increasingly flooded with “gender reveal parties.”

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Sales for Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ hit 3 million

Interest in the book — and the former first lady’s arena tour — just keep growing.

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NFL defends its Kareem Hunt investigation, says it won’t start paying for video

The league says it is unlikely to begin paying for surveillance video when players are accused of misconduct.

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Michelle Obama Writes an Emotional Letter to Her Younger Self

Michelle Obama has written a letter to her younger self, giving advice to the young woman heading off to college at Princeton. As a part of CBS ...

Michelle Obama surprises students at Detroit's Motown Museum during Becoming tour

Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students Tuesday when she made a visit to the Motown Museum.

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New Water Rules Mark Latest Trump Rollback on Environmental Regulations

A new proposal from the Trump White House would roll back more Obama-era environmental regulations. Trump administration officials say Tuesday's proposed change in the Clean Water Act provides "a clear, understandable, and implementable definition" of what kinds of bodies of water the government can regulate. Environmental groups say the new ...

NY Times /
Deadly Crash Highlights Concerns of Misconduct by U.S. Troops in Africa

The U.S. military is investigating whether a vehicle crash that killed a French soldier in Niger was the result of drunken driving. An American Green Beret was driving.

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Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in ...

USA Today /
Michelle Obama shares a playlist of her favorite Motown songs, old and new

The former First Lady and Motown fan has a customized playlist to accompany her Detroit visit, which included a stop at the Motown ...

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Mario Batali says it's been a 'bad year,' claims he's 'not going to live life in public anymore'

Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali made a rare public statement one year after being accused of sexual misconduct.

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Michelle Obama memoir sales top 3 million, book tour extends into 2019

The former first lady's memoir 'Becoming' joins elite list of fastest-selling nonfiction books in history. She extends her book tour into 2019.        

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Michelle Obama extends tour for her best-selling memoir, ‘Becoming’

The former first lady added new dates and cities to her massive stadium book tour as sales for the tome reach $3 million.

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Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

A new study organized by Time’s Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform ...

USA Today /
CBS board adjourns meeting without dealing with Les Moonves scandal

Scandal-stained ex-CBS chief Les Moonves has another month before he hears fate of his $120M exit package after probe of sexual misconduct ...

Michelle Obama's emotional letter to her college-age self

"One of your classmates is a movie star, another is rumored to be a real-life princess. Meanwhile, you got dropped off by your father in the family ...

Michelle Obama extends tour to Canada, Europe as Becoming tops 3 million

Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her ...

Obama extends tour as sales for 'Becoming' top 3 million

Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019

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Court rejects Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn's appeal to end detention

A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn's appeal to end his detention following his arrest last month on allegations of financial misconduct.

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10 books we loved reading in 2018: Michelle Obama, David Sedaris, Tayari Jones and more

USA TODAY's reviewers pick the 10 books they most loved reading in 2018, including 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama and 'Clock Dance' by Anne Tyler.        

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