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Donald Trump Picks Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump announced today he intends to nominate Ben Carson for the cabinet position of Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development."We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities," Trump said in a statement released Monday."Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans."Carson's nomination will have to be ...

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Man Fires Assault Rifle in Pizzeria Named in Fake News Conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Authorities arrested a man on Sunday who fired an assault rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant that has become a target after being featured in a fake news story.Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, entered Comet Ping Pong in Northwest D.C. on Sunday afternoon wielding an assault rifle — sending patrons fleeing from the popular pizza joint — before firing one shot, according to police.The restaurant was featured in a made up news story circulated online during the presidential ...

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Your Body: Can Cranberries Actually Help Prevent UTIs?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorCranberry products have been widely promoted to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections — or UTIs. The theory is that the active ingredient in cranberry inhibits bacteria from attaching to urinary tract cells therefore preventing them from multiplying and creating an infection. But now, new research from Yale suggests that there is, in fact, no benefit in taking cranberry capsules to reduce an overload of bacteria in the urine.We likely haven’t heard the last of it either, so ...

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Santa's House Listed on Zillow

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A real estate listing for Santa Claus’s home at the North pole has appeared on Zillow, the online real estate database.The listing features pictures and a video tour of the single family house built in 1822, which is said to feature three beds, two baths and 2,500 square feet of living space on a 25-acre lot. The listing indicates the home was last remodeled in 2013 and features a gourmet kitchen, a toy workshop, reindeer stables, a floor-to-ceiling river rock ...

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This Year, The Twelve Days of Christmas List Will Run You More Than $34,000

iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group has tracked the cost of the gifts mentioned in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" for the last 33 years as a way to keep a whimsical eye on inflation.The cost of two turtle doves jumped from $290 to $375 this year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol stayed the same price -- or became cheaper.You'll still pay a pretty penny, however: more than $34,000 for ever item on the seasonal list. ...

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Scoreboard Roundup — 12/4/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 98, Detroit 92Oklahoma City 101, New Orleans 92NY Knicks 106, Sacramento 98Indiana 111, LA Clippers 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMontreal 5, LA Kings 4 (SO)Carolina 1, Tampa Bay 0 (OT)Philadelphia 4, Nashville 2Detroit 4, NY Islanders 3 (OT)Winnipeg 2, Chicago 1Calgary 8, Anaheim 3Minnesota  2, Edmonton 1 (OT)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEDenver 20, Jacksonville 10Baltimore 38, Miami 6Green Bay 21, Houston 13Kansas City 29, Atlanta 28Chicago 26, San Francisco 6Cincinnati 32, Philadelphia 14New England 26, Los Angeles ...

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Italian PM Matteo Renzi to Resign After Referendum Defeat

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Sunday he will resign after a referendum defeat.Italians voted on a proposal that would attempt to streamline Italy's lawmaking process by reducing the powers of the Senate. Renzi had said the reforms would have cut the country's bureaucracy, but many saw the vote as a referendum on the prime minister's centrist government.Renzi said he would offer his resignation on Monday at a cabinet meeting."Good luck to us all," he said according to BBC.The ...

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You Tell Me Texas

YTMT Logo How are these people “mainstream?”

Why do we still call it the “mainstream media?” Who among the pretty TV news faces lives or works in anything resembling the mainstream of American life?

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Health Connection

UT Health Logo High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

For a number of reasons, a very significant percentage of Americans have high blood pressure. Many aren’t even aware of it. Left untreated, high blood pressure can be a killer, but diagnosing it and prescribing medication isn’t all that needs to be done.
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