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  • A patch on the uniform of a U.S. Border Patrol agent at a highway checkpoint on August 1, 2018 in West Enfield, Maine. (Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Firm Awarded $297M Government Contract to Recruit 5,000 Border Agents Has Hired Only Two

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection hiring contract with a consulting firm was riddled with performance issues over the past year, including an inability of the firm to process quality candidates and provide promised technology, according to internal watchdog findings released Monday. Ten months into the contract, the consulting firm, Accenture, had only “processed two accepted job offers,” but was paid $13.6 million in start-up costs and other expenses, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General found. In […]

  • U.S. First Lady Melania Trump attends a Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11, 2018. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump Becomes 1st FLOTUS to Fly in Historic V-22 Osprey in Visit to U.S. Military

    Melania Trump spent part of Wednesday flying over areas of Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean in a V-22 Osprey, becoming the first first lady to do so. The Osprey is a massive military flight machine that can fly longer ranges like a plane while also having the ability to land and take off like a helicopter, a maneuver that came in handy when Trump paid a visit to the USS George H.W. Bush, the Navy’s 1,092-foot long warship, which is […]

  • Post Malone, winner of the Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock award, poses in the press room during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Post Malone Crocs Sell Out in Minutes — For the 2nd Time

    People are serious about their Post Malone footwear. The rapper’s latest collaboration with the foam clog company Crocs went on sale Tuesday and sold out in ten minutes. The rapper, who wears the shoes religiously, took to Instagram to let his followers know they may be out of luck if they haven’t already snagged a pair. The clogs, which retail for $59.99, are neon yellow and feature the Crocs signature jibbitz [closure]. They were designed by Malone himself and include a saw […]

  • AMcDonald's Big Mac and double hamburger are seen on a tray in a file photo on April 30, 2018. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    McDonald’s Announces Plan to Reduce Antibiotics in Its Beef

    McDonald’s says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world. Like many others, the restaurant chain uses antibiotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. According to the World Health Organization, the overuse and misuse of certain antibiotics make them less effective at treating human diseases. With a policy announced Tuesday, McDonald’s plans to reduce — but not eliminate — the use of antibiotics important to human health in 10 countries from which it sources more than […]

  • Karen McDougal attends Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party at Sagamore Hotel on February 6, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Playboy)

    National Enquirer’s Owner Admits Paying $150,000 to Playboy Model to Kill Story of Affair With Trump

    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they have struck a non-prosecution agreement with National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc., effectively ruling out charges for the tabloid publisher over its role in securing hush money from President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. As part of the agreement, AMI admitted to making a payment of $150,000 in cooperation with members of Trump’s presidential campaign in order to prevent former Playboy model Karen McDougal’s claims of an affair with Trump from being made public during […]

  • Kimberly-Clark is recalling some U by Kotex Sleek tampons in announcement made on Dec. 11, 2018. (Credit: U By Kotex via cNN)

    Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Reports of Pieces Left Inside Users’ Bodies

    Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal. In some cases, users sought “medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body,” the recall announcement said. There have also been a small number of reports of infections, irritation, injury and other problems. People should seek medical attention if they experience symptoms such as vaginal injury, irritation, urogenital infections, abdominal pain, […]

  • For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. (Credit: Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop)

    ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Becomes First to Experience Homelessness on Long-Running Children’s Show

    For the first time, a resident of “Sesame Street” is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, was introduced to the world in 2011. She was originally described as being food-insecure because her family lacked consistent access to food. Now, “Lily is the first Muppet we’ve created whose […]

  • Donald Trump announces that he has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on Oct. 9, 2018. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Says She Used Trump’s ‘Unpredictable’ Behavior to ‘Get Things Done’

    Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she used President Donald Trump’s “unpredictable” behavior to her advantage in order to “get the job done” as ambassador. “He would ratchet up the rhetoric, and then I’d go back to the ambassadors and say ‘you know, he’s pretty upset. I can’t promise you what he’s going to do or not, but I can tell you if we do these sanctions, it will keep him from going too far,'” Haley told […]

  • Seized packets of fentanyl are shown in this undated file photo provided by the DEA.

    Fentanyl Named Deadliest Drug in America by CDC

    Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. The number of total drug overdoses jumped 54% each year between 2011 and 2016. In 2016, there were 63,632 drug overdose deaths. According to Wednesday’s report, which […]