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UC Berkeley in another clash over right-wing speaker

Ben Shapiro at Politicon 2016 at The Pasadena Convention Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. Colin Young-Wolff / AP SAN FRANCISCO — Former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro is the latest right-wing pundit who can’t speak on the University of California, Berkeley campus under the conditions proposed by a campus Republican group, officials for the university and the student organization said Thursday.  The Berkeley College Republicans requested a room that could accommodate 500 people for guest speaker Shapiro on Sept. 14, Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Thursday. Mogulof…

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The humiliation of Jeff Sessions

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: The humiliation of Jeff Sessions – I’ll Tell You What: Can this jalopy still run? – Senate GOP tries to cobble ObamaCare cuts revival – House moves ahead on budget, tax cuts – Ahem, hang in there…THE HUMILIATION OF JEFF SESSIONS There is something more than a little jarring in the ongoing humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  In an ill-timed, ill-focused interview with the NYT, President Trump revisited his disdain for Sessions, his first, most-ardent and most-loyal supporter in the…

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Ryan Seacrest returning as host for “American Idol”

Ryan Seacrest attends KIIS FM’s 2017 Wango Tango on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images NEW YORK — Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which she has co-hosted with Seacrest since he joined her in May. “I am happy to confirm … that Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host of ‘American Idol,’” said Ripa as the studio audience whooped. Seacrest said he…

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Cancer expert: McCain’s treatment option is “tolerable”

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor called a glioblastoma. His diagnosis was revealed following a procedure last week in which surgeons removed a blood clot from above his left eye. Doctors say his tumor was associated with the blood clot. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus, who is one of the country’s top oncologists and director of the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joined “CBS This Morning” from Los Angeles on Thursday to talk about McCain’s diagnosis and potential treatment plan.  “Glioblastoma is the most aggressive…

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Adding ads to Messenger is a no-brainer for Facebook

By Adam Levy/Motley Fool As Facebook (FB) starts running out of real estate to place ads in its flagship app, it’s opening up more in Messenger. The company announced plans to expand its Messenger ads globally after a successful test in Australia and Thailand earlier this year. Messenger and its 1.2 billion monthly active users present a massive opportunity for Facebook to keep growing. And considering Messenger ads will rely on the same platform as Facebook and Instagram ads, millions of advertisers already have everything set up to buy into…

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OJ Simpson parole hearing — If you support the rule of law, this what you must accept

It’s been a while, but O. J. Simpson will be back in the public eye this Thursday, with a parole hearing to determine if he should be released from prison. He’s been a controversial figure for so long it’s hard to remember there was a time he seemed to lead a charmed life. A superstar athlete since his high school days, he was one of the greatest running backs the NFL had ever known.  From there he made a smooth transition into sports broadcasting and film roles.  Simpson, then one…

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President Trump’s Base vs. The Republican Party

Trump voters care more about having a leader who understands them than about quick policy wins. By Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal The GOP’s inability to scrap ObamaCare this week means, among other things, that President Trump will end his first six months in office without a major legislative accomplishment. And one question is how much his supporters care. Recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling gives the president a 40% job-approval rating among all voters, while 55% disapprove. In counties Mr. Trump won last year, however, voters still…

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Woman freed from ISIS captivity returns for revenge

Heiza Shankal cleans her weapon in this screen grab from a video taken on July 17, 2017. After being held prisoner by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for nearly three years, Heiza Shankal is finally free — and she has returned to her hometown to fight the extremists and “take revenge.” In the summer of 2014, as ISIS swept across a vast swathe of Iraq and Syria, a long-persecuted religious minority group to which Heiza belongs, the Yazidis, fled the militants’ advance. 20 Photos The plight of…

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