• Defense Secretary Mattis' first message to the troops tells you everything you need to know about his leadership style

    Defense Secretary James Mattis put out his first all-hands message to everyone in the...

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  • Highly contagious stomach flu rips through US schools

    They went down like dominoes in Aimee Romero’s household. First her 5-year-old daughter came home sick from school. Hours later her 8-year-old son started vomiting every 20 minutes for six hours. Next she started feeling sick. Two days later, it was her husband’s turn. The Romero family in Greentown, Ind., caught norovirus. Among the most contagious of all viruses, it is striking hard this winter, immobilizing families and even prompting schools to shut down due to student absences. The Eastern Howard School Corporation in Indiana, where Ms. Romero’s children go, closed on Tuesday after 27 percent of the elementary-school children had been out sick the prior Friday. One school nurse fell ill

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  • Eric Garner’s widow to stay in public housing despite $2M settlement

    Eric Garner’s widow is staying in her housing-project apartment despite a $2.4 million-plus settlement for her husband’s death - because the cash is not counted as disqualifying income, The Post has learned. Esaw Snipes got a $500,000, up-front payment following a judge’s order in November, and will receive the rest once a dispute among lawyers involved in the case is fully resolved. Federal rules say she can keep her apartment in the Fulton Houses in Chelsea and won’t even have to pay increased rent, a rep for the New York City Housing Authority said. NYCHA relocated Snipes to Manhattan from Staten Island following Garner’s deadly 2014 takedown by NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo, according to law-enforcement sources.

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  • Air rage incidents are on the rise. First-class sections aren’t helping.

    On New Year’s Day, a kerfuffle on an international flight led a San Francisco-bound United Airlines plane departing from Sydney to divert to Auckland, New Zealand. On what would have been a 13-hour flight, an agitated middle-seat passenger - who was recorded on video - exchanged terse words with a flight attendant and was subsequently arrested when the plane made an early landing. The encounter was the latest incident of air rage - something that flight attendants say is on the rise. “The conditions on board just lead to more potential for air rage,” says Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. Nelson ticks off the reasons: tight seating, fuller flights,

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  • Kim Zolciak Wants You to Know Her Daughter Brielle Has NOT Had Her Butt Done [Photos] | B. Scott

    Brielle Biermann’s backside is getting a lot of attention these days. Many are convinced that the 19-year-old has had more than just her lips augmented. Her mother, former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, wants you to know that Brielle’s butt is 100% natural. via TMZ: However, Kim tells TMZ the proof Brielle’s got natural cakes is in the rest of her body … there isn’t an ounce of fat to use for butt implants. Kim says Brielle’s big ass comes from the gym - she works out a ton. Not to mention … she’s 19. The better question is who cares? Her body, her choice - right?

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  • Gold Star family members say they were assaulted during inaugural ball festivities

    A massive group of violent demonstrators spat on, assaulted and screamed obscenities at a Gold Star widow and sister Friday outside an inaugural ball honoring the military, one of the women told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. Amy Looney, who lost her husband Navy SEAL Lt. Brendan Looney in 2010, and Ryan Manion, whose brother Marine First Lt. Travis Manion died in 2007, said they were attacked as they tried to enter the American Legion’s tribute to Medal of Honor recipients at the Veterans Inaugural Ball. “Unfortunately, as we got there we found ourselves separated from the rest of the group walking to the galas that night and were caught in between the entrance to the event and about 75 protesters

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  • 16 Smart Luggage Options That Will Transform Your Travel Experience

    Whether your next trip is to discover a country you've never been to, or simply to spend a few days unwinding on a gorgeous beach, there is something to be said about the thrill of packing your bags and heading to a far off destination. Unfortunately, before your plane touches down, you'll probably spend a few hourssometimes daysgetting there. And this is when things can get a bit annoying. Maybe you arrive to the airport and it turns out your carry-on weighs more than your airline allows, or your flight is delayed and your phone/laptop/iPad runs out of batteryand all the outlets at the gate are taken by other passengers. Or you miss your connecting flight and can't stop thinking about whether or not your bag made it to your new aircraft. This is where smart luggage comes in: Thanks to technology, you no longer have to endure even a second of luggage-related anxiety during any part of your trip. With built-in features like GPS locators, weight scales that prevent over-packing, USB ports to charge your devices, solar-powered batteries, and remote lock systems, smart luggage is a game-changer in the travel industry. And you dont have to sacrifice the look of your suitcase for its efficiency. Sleek design and durable materials make these backpacks and suitcases your stylish companion guaranteed to last for years to come. Scroll down to see smart luggage that will make your next trip so much easier.

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  • Putin May Brag About Russian Sex Workers, but He’s Killing Them

    When unconfirmed reports alleged that Donald J. Trump had once paid sex workers in Russia to urinate on a hotel bed that had been slept on by the Obamas, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded himself, half joking about an event he said he doubted ever took place, and claiming that, after all, Russian sex workers are “of course the best in the world.” Certainly the Russian women working in the sex trades whom I have met during my time coordinating the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, both in the United States where I live and at health meetings elsewhere, have been lovely, and I have no doubt that they are good at what they do. But I am also certain that they do not receive health services

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  • Attempted Murderer ‘So Proud of Herself’ After Randomly Stabbing Nurse 21 Times

    Pearl Moen, who was 17 at the time of the seemingly random November 2015 attack in Austin, Texas, will serve 15 years behind bars, the Travis County District Attorney said in a news release. Prosecutors said Moen’s diary entries show she stabbed her 23-year-old victim, a nurse, because she wanted to see what it would feel like to kill someone. Moen has a history of drug use and psychological issues but no previous criminal record, the DA’s office said.

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