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Scarborough Blows Up at Reporter for Claiming He ‘Partied’ With Trump on New Years

By Mediaite, Jan 01, 2016 MSNBC’S Joe Scarborough went on a warpath on Sunday as he called out CBS former reporter Sopan Deb for saying that the MSNBC host spent New Years Eve cozying up to President-Elect Donald Trump. On Sunday, Deb tweeted an excerpt from a New York Times article describing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, and the party Trump held there to celebrate the new year. Deb found it interesting that the co-hosts of Morning Joe were seen at the estate yesterday, and Deb described their presence by saying that they “partied” with Trump. Read More:

10-Year-Old Girl Used As Human Bomb In Nigeria New Year’s Eve Aattack

By Yahoo, Jan. 01, 2016 Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – One person was seriously injured when a suicide bomber aged around 10 blew herself up in a New Year’s Eve attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses and aid workers told AFP Sunday. The girl approached a crowd buying noodles from a food vendor in the Customs area of the city around 9:30 pm on Saturday and detonated her explosives, they said. Although no one has claimed responsibility the attack bore the hallmark of Boko Haram Islamists who are notorious for using suicide bombers, mostly women and young girls, in attacking civilian targets. Read More:

Fake News? Washington Post Retracts Story About Russian Hack At Vermont Utility

By NY Post, Jan. 01, 2016 The Washington Post has retracted its story about Russian hackers penetrating the nation’s electricity grid with a virus found in a Burlington, Vt., electric company laptop. “Authorities say there is no indication of that so far [that Russians had penetrated the US electric grid],” according to an editor’s note attached to a corrected version of the story on the paper’s website. “The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid,” the editor’s note read. News of the supposed hack had set off a firestorm of recriminations, with Vermont leaders calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “a thug” earlier Saturday, after one of the state’s electric utilities found a virus on a laptop computer. Read More: