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Great-grandma kills alligator, Trump to text you today, everything you know about obesity is wrong and more

• Sep 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM

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REUTERS: You should get a text from President Trump today

The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

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POLITICO: Grassley in firing line on Kavanaugh assault allegation

The curmudgeonly Iowa Republican's legacy is at stake as he navigates both sides of the Supreme Court nomination chaos.

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THE ATLANTIC: I believe her

The event Christine Blasey Ford described is completely believable, but the psychologists’ notes sealed the deal. Maybe some new piece of evidence will come to light to change my mind, but with the facts on the ground as we now have them, I believe her.

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HUFFPOST: Everything you know about obesity is wrong

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.

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ONE COOL THING: A great-grandma in Texas kills alligator, avenging death of her miniature horse

Judy Cochran is having an eventful year: She was elected mayor of Livingston, Texas, became a great-grandmother, and killed a 12-foot-gator to avenge the death of her miniature horse.

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