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Democrats call on Republicans to safeguard elections as Trump meets with National Security Council

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Democrats continued to call on their Republican counterparts to protect the U.S. election system from foreign attacks as President Donald Trump convened a National Security Council meeting Friday to discuss the issue.

Chloe Dykstra opens up after AMC reinstates Chris Hardwick: “I wish to move on with my life”

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AMC announced Wednesday it was reinstating Chris Hardwick as the host of its Walking Dead-themed talk show, Talking Dead, after completing an investigation into abuse claims against him made by actress Chloe Dykstra, his ex-girlfriend. Dykstra said Thursday on Twitter that she had chosen not to participate in AMC’s investigation.

Milo Cress, the kid who started the straw ban movement, doesn’t think banning straws is the answer

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Back when he was 9 years old, Burlington, Vermont, resident Milo Cress convinced the owner of local restaurant Leunig’s Bistro and Cafe to stop providing straws with every drink order. It was a simple service tweak that would save money and reduce waste.

Now 17, Cress, who founded the project Be Straw Free, speaks at conferences and events about reducing plastic waste around the world.