Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer:

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek is hoping for a victory as he wages a battle against cancer.

The longtime game show host on Wednesday announced he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official YouTube account.
“Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this. And I’m going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends — and with the help of your prayers also — I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” he said.
Pancreatic cancer, on average and across all stages, has a 5-year survival rate of 9%, accordingto the American Cancer Society.

What does Ivanka Trump do?:

Ivanka Trump became a full-time adviser to the President in March 2017after informally advising her father, Donald Trump, during the first two months of his administration.

Critics point out her lack of government experience, but defenders note her father ran a campaign explicitly on his record as a businessman and on the message of being an outsider and taking an unconventional approach to governing.
While it’s unusual for a President’s child to serve an administration, it’s a familiar role for Trump — she had been her father’s trusted adviser through her young adulthood to her time as executive vice president at the Trump Organization, and, ultimately, to his 2016 presidential campaign

R. Kelly’s ‘girlfriends’ come to his defense in CBS interview:

Two women whose families say they are being controlled by singer R. Kelly have spoken out in his defense in an interview with CBS.

One of those women, Azriel Clary, says Kelly did not know she was underage when they met.
“…He thought I was 18,” Clary, 21, told Gayle King in a teaser for an interview that will be aired in more detail Thursday morning on CBS.
In the portion of the interview that aired Wednesday morning, Kelly said Joycelyn Savage, 23, and Clary are his “girlfriends.”

How a public feud over anti-Semitism dealt House Democrats their first real setback:

Democrats have had the majority in the House of Representatives for just two months, but they’ve already been sidetracked by an ugly divide over anti-Semitism and other bigotry

For weeks, tensions on Capitol Hill have been rising over remarks from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota questioning the allegiance of Israel supporters in Congress. Her comments drew condemnation from many of her fellow Democrats and prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California to push for a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Rather than putting the issue behind them, however, the move has prolonged the controversy and put a spotlight on divisions inside the party around a highly sensitive issue.

Homeless man and the woman in viral good Samaritan story plead guilty to federal charges:

It was a feel-good story that got people to open their wallets and donate.

The premise of the story that went viral in 2017 was that New Jersey resident Kate McClure ran out of gas on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and a homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., gave her his last $20 while she was stranded. In return, McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Bobbitt, saying they wanted to pay it forward to the good Samaritan and get him off the streets.
But the story wasn’t true, authorities said, as McClure and Bobbitt pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges.

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