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Saturday, January 25, 2020

At least 22 people died and hundreds injured in eastern Turkey after an earthquake rattled the region on Friday evening, according to authorities. The 6.7-magnitude quake struck near the town of Sivrice, in eastern Elazig province, collapsing at least 10 buildings, Turkish Interior Minister Sulyman Soylu said. Eighteen people were killed in Elazig province and four in Malatya, said Soylu at a news conference on Saturday. Around 39 people were pulled from under the rubble of collapsed building overnight, he said, adding that 22 people remain trapped. Some 1,243 people were wounded following the powerful quake, most of them in Elazig province, according to a statement published by Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

Friday, January 24, 2020

A Massachusetts woman was busted for allegedly turning a store parking lot into her own personal potty " pooping there a staggering eight times in roughly a month. Dubbed the "Parking Lot Pooper," Andrea Grocer, 51, of Ashland was allegedly caught dropping trou near the Natick Outdoor Store on Wednesday morning, according to metrowestdailynews.com. Police said they had been investigating since the fecal matter began showing up last month. "At first, [workers] thought it was an animal but then they noticed toilet paper and other wipes " items animals would not have access to," said police spokeswoman Lt. Cara Rossi, who said the first feces was found in early December. After staking out the site, a cop allegedly spotted Grocer letting her bowels loose out of the door of her 2018 Lincoln MKX SUV just before 7 a.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

PBS NewsHour Press Release: It is with great sadness that I share the news that co-founder and longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour Jim Lehrer died today, Thursday, January 23, 2020, peacefully in his sleep at home. Lehrer, born May 19, 1934, served as anchor of the NewsHour for 36 years before retiring in 2011. Lehrer and Robert MacNeil founded the program in 1975, out of their 1973 coverage of the Senate Watergate Hearings on PBS. read more

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Billy Eichner will play Matt Drudge in the upcoming TV series about the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. The comedian, best known for his series Billy On The Street and his role in American Horror Story, will play the journalist and Drudge Report founder in American Crime Story: Impeachment. Drudge broke the story of the president's affair with the intern. It has already been announced that Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein will play Lewinsky, and Clive Owen will star as President Clinton. Sarah Paulson, who previously appeared in American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson, will play Linda Tripp, Lewinsky's friend, who recorded their phone calls in which she discussed her affair. Eichner wrote on Twitter: "Can finally share this with the world. Truly an honor to join @MsSarahPaulson, @BeanieFeldstein, Clive Owen and more in American Crime Story: Impeachment." read more

Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday that Joe Biden has "lost his mind," calling out the former vice president for saying that the United States should not deport illegal immigrants over a drunk-driving arrest. Biden also threatened ICE with punishment if the agency were to deport illegal immigrants arrested for drunk driving, saying his administration would fire agents who arrest and deport illegal immigrants for such a crime. "They go off to school wondering whether their mom comes and picks them up, is she not going to be there because an ICE agent was there to arrest her," Biden told Vice News on Monday. The 2020 Democratic front-runner added, "You're going to get fired, you're fired if in fact you do that. You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that's committed and I don't count drunk driving as a felony."


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