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General John Kelly gave a powerful statement to reporters in the White House briefing room Thursday about the controversial phone call between President Trump and the widow of a soldier recently killed in Niger. Kelly said he was “stunned” that a member of Congress, Rep. Frederica Wilson, had listened to the phone call between the president and widow. Kelly spoke about his own son, who died in Afghanistan in 2010. WATCH
“The only thing I could do to collect my thoughts was to go and walk among the finest men and women on this Earth. And you can always find them, because they’re in Arlington National Cemetery. I went over there for an hour-and-a-half, walked among the stones, some of whom I put there because they were doing what I told them to do when they were killed.”
Former President George W. Bush denounced the current political environment – without mentioning President Trump’s name. Speaking at an event in New York, the 43rd President said “bigotry seems emboldened” and politics seem “more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.” WATCH
Approximately 80% of Puerto Rico remains without power and nearly 30% without access to clean water a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Despite the struggle to get things back to normal, President Trump rated the response a “10” out of 10, saying “We have provided so much, so fast.” THE HILL
Political ads on Facebook and Twitter may soon come under the same federal disclosure requirements as those sold on tv, radio and satellite. Sen. John McCain and other lawmakers just introduced a new ‘Honest Ads Act’, a response to Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. REUTERS
Still looking for a fact check on our friends’ posts.
If you want to live longer, try walking. New research shows that even if you just do the minimum recommended amount of exercise each week– and do it walking– you have a 20% lower risk of death. U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
MasterCard customers will no longer need to sign their name when buying items with a debit or credit card, starting in April. According to MasterCard’s research, the majority of people believe it would be easier to pay and that checkout lines would move faster if they didn’t have to sign. CONSUMERIST
We didn’t practice our signature three hundred times for this!
Stitch Fix, a personal shopping subscription service, using data-driven styling, has filed for an initial public offering, with plans to raise $100 million. Stitch Fix will trade on the Nasdaq under ticker SFIX. The company is based in San Francisco and reported nearly $1 billion in sales. AXIOS
Stitches get Stitches.
The L.A. Dodgers are headed to the World Series after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the National League Championship. It’s the Dodgers first trip the World Series since 1988. They’ll face either the Yankees or the Astros. BLEACHER REPORT
From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the sun is shining all the time
Howard Stern was on Jimmy Kimmel’s show this week and weighed in on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations: “This big fat guy, what does he think?… Now, I’m a man. If you saw me naked, you’d throw up. There is no girl on the planet that wants to see Harvey Weinstein naked and is going to get aroused. If I was Harvey Weinstein, I’d wear a burqa and I’d say, listen, you don’t have to look at me.” WATCH
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. PG-13. Stars Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely, Brock O’Hurn. Comedy. Madea, Bam, and Hattie encounter monsters at a haunted campground. REVIEW
Same Kind of Different as Me. PG-13. Drama. Stars Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou. A couple in a struggling marriage befriend a homeless man. REVIEW not available yet
Only The Brave. Action. Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges. Based on the real Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters, battling a historic wildfire. REVIEW
And if you can’t make it to the movies, just turn on the news and you’ll see the exact same thing.
Taco Bell is cooking up a Kit Kat quesadilla, aka the Chocoladilla, filled with chocolate and Kit Kats instead of cheese. For now, Taco Bell is testing it in Wisconsin. Some locations will have a Twix quesadilla. SEE PICS
Expect to see this on the “One Thing We Ate” list very shortly.
@SeanBlazed: Can’t remember the last time I said Happy Birthday using my actual voice.
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Spain is preparing to take direct control of Catalonia to stop the region from secession, an unprecedented move that will likely escalate the tension in the country. It follows a warning from the Catalan leader that separatists may declare their independence if Spain won’t sit down for talks. NY TIMES
Scientists say they’ve now found a much clearer link between cancer and sugar, discovering that high levels of glucose can make cancer cells grow faster. But the research doesn’t prove that eating a low-sugar diet could prevent cancer or change a diagnosis. USA TODAY
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says the team doctor for the USA gymnastics team molested her for years. Maroney says she was inspired by the hashtag “MeToo” being used on social media by those who say they are sexual abuse and sexual harassment victims. The doctor, Larry Nassar, is already facing 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct, to which he pleaded not guilty. ABC NEWS