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Cuomo confronts and pokes fun at Biden's LaGuardia Airport "third world" joke

Monday, 20 October 2014 15:33
(CNN) -- Remember that time Vice President Joe Biden compared New York City's LaGuardia Airport to a "third world country"? Well, karma came back to Biden during an event with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sitting side-by -side, the two men vowed to improve and modernize New York City airports. Cuomo was quick to playfully jab at the Vice President's earlier comments on his state's airport, "a famous person once said and I quote: 'If…
Michigan GOP airs 'Sharknado'-inspired ad
Monday, 20 October 2014 15:33
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe Michigan GOP is targeting Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters with a 'Sharknado'-themed ad.The ad focuses on Peters' campaign contributions from a felon with ties to a loan sharking ring.Peters' campaign says he's given back or donated those contributions. Washington (CNN) -- Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters is the target of a Sharknado-inspired cartoon, but supporters say the ad is part of a campaign that "jumped the shark." The Michigan Republican Party has…
Third UN employee dies from Ebola
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:54
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday. The man, who was a driver for the UN Women agency, passed away at the weekend in Sierra Leone and his spouse is currently receiving treatment, said spokesman Stephane Dujarric. "All measures to protect staff at the duty station in…
Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:11
Continuing her reemergence into public life, Monica Lewinsky on Monday joined the Twitter bandwagon, kicking off her account with a post that seemed to predict the rubbernecking frenzy that would accompany it: "#HereWeGo." #HereWeGo— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 20, 2014 After just a few hours on the social media site, the former White House intern whose fame stems from her sexual affair with then-President Bill Clinton boasted more than 20,000 followers. She posted a second…
Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:11
View gallery U.S. President Barack Obama gets his ballot as he takes part in early voting at a polling station in … CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hoping to encourage turnout among Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting opportunities in his hometown of Chicago on Monday and cast his electronic ballot at a polling place near his home.
Donald Trump: 2016 decision comes early next year
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:31
Washington (CNN) -- As 2016 hopefuls flock to early caucus states, Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year. "Well we're gonna see what happens," Trump said at a press conference with Rep. Steve King in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register video. "We'll see who's running, we're going to see what happens first of all in…
Obama casts his midterm election vote in Illinois
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:10
President Obama cast an early vote in Illinois' midterm election Monday, though like some candidates - notable Kentucky's Democratic Senate candidate, Alison Lundergan Grimes, he wouldn't reveal which names were punched on his ballot. PlayVideoPolitics Did Alison Lundergan Grimes vote for Obama in 2012? Kentucky's Democratic Senate candidate continues to avoid a question that could link her more closely to the Obama administration
Clown that terrorized rural France captured
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:51
Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France. Whether brandishing a rubber chicken at a children's party or starring as the evil protagonist in a horror film, clowns have long had both the ability to entertain and terrify. This fear of clowns, dubbed coulrophobia, has swept small…
Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:51
View gallery.Louise Troh and her family will not return to the apartment where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan visited them. … DALLAS — A month ago today Louise Troh was picking up her long-lost love, Thomas Eric Duncan, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport — after 16 years and an ocean’s distance between them.
43 students still missing in Mexico
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:51
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26. The government ran full-page ads in Mexican newspapers with pictures of the 43 young men. The government also offered 1.5 million pesos for information on those who had abducted or killed the students. The government says it still does not know what happened…

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