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Indiana Mayor Won't Seek 3rd Term, Fueling 2020 Speculation

Top of Mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Monday he won't seek a third term, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020.

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A Journey Through 2018's Top Pop Culture Moments

A Journey Through 2018's Top Pop Culture Moments

By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 18
And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ...

Health Suffers Deep in the Troubled Heart of Texas

Health Suffers Deep in the Troubled Heart of Texas

By Sharon Jayson | Dec 18
The booming $1.8 trillion Texas economy rivals that of many countries and puts the state at the top of a host of rankings. But the familiar Texas braggadocio disappears when it comes to health care.

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

Dec 18
More than 1 ½ years since North Carolina's "bathroom bill" was repealed, Charlotte is spending millions to try to attract the visitors turned off by the measure seen as allowing discrimination against LGBTQ residents.

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

By John Raby | Dec 18
A West Virginia high school's assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, "you freak me out," the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Vatican Committee: Church Credibility at Risk Over Sex Abuse

Vatican Committee: Church Credibility at Risk Over Sex Abuse

By Nicole Winfield | Dec 18
Organizers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally before coming to Rome.

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

Dec 18
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Dies After Shooting Himself

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Dies After Shooting Himself

Dec 18
Police in Virginia say a man indicted on 40 counts of possessing child pornography has died after shooting himself.

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

Dec 18
A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.

CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

By Alexandra Olson | Dec 18
CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

Flynn Heads to Sentencing, with 'Good luck' Wish from Trump

Flynn Heads to Sentencing, with 'Good luck' Wish from Trump

By Eric Tucker and Chad Day | Dec 18
Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts.

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