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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Miami Herald reports: Wherever Florida Man goes, something wacky follows. According to the East St. Louis Police Department, Dave Toliver carried an old toilet to a Board of Education building in Illinois and threw it through the front glass of the building on Feb. 15. When officers found him shortly after he had run off, they found the 36-year-old …

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Virgin Galactic Takes First Passenger On Suborbital Test

Engadget reports: Virgin Galactic sent its first test passenger into sub-space today. The company’s chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses accompanied two pilots on a flight 55.85 miles above the Earth, just a few miles below the internationally recognized space boundary, 62 miles. This will likely come as good news to the more than 600 people from 58 countries who have …

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Trump Vows To Veto Bill To Block Fake “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump’s declaration, and …

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NYC’s MTA To Begin Tests Of Contactless Fare Cards

The New York Post reports: The MTA’s new fare payment system will be called OMNY – short for One Metro New York – and agency employees will test the new contactless cards out starting next week, according to a memo sent to workers. The pilot program being offered to MTA workers is the first major step toward the agency’s move …

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Trump Nominates US Ambassador To Canada Kelly Knight Craft To Succeed Nikki Haley As UN Ambassador

From a Fortune report posted earlier today: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the frontrunner to replace U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who resigned in December. Craft as a UN contender comes after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name over the weekend as Haley’s successor. A Kentucky native, Craft is backed by …

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Michael Cohen Spills New Dirt On Trump Organization

The New York Times reports: Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, offering new information about possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for a decade, spoke …

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Kraft Spox “Categorically Denies” Prostitution Charges

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of dozens and possibly hundreds of men identified in a monthslong investigation of a human trafficking and prostitution ring involving five day spas in Florida. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a …

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Assault Charges For Anti-Gay Man Seen In Viral Video

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: He asked the man if he was gay and when he responded “I am,” he hit him. Now, that alleged attacker faces assault charges — but those will not be enhanced as a hate crime. Carlo Alazo, 22 from Florida, was charged Friday by the Salt Lake County district attorney with three misdemeanors for threatening …

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Trump On Kraft’s Arrest: I’m Surprised, It’s Very Sad

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump weighed in this afternoon on Patriots owner Robert Kraft being charged with solicitation of prostitution. Kraft was one of several individuals busted in the sting in what authorities are describing as a massive human trafficking investigation. Police said earlier today they have video evidence. Trump has been close with Kraft for many years, and he …

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