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E.Coli Outbreak: CDC Issues Warning Against Consumption Of Romaine Lettuce

On Tuesday, health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states in the U.S. and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the U.S. were hospitalized. The last reported illness was on Oct. 31. ...Read more

Cleveland Cavaliers Parting Ways With J.R. Smith; Team Looking For Trade Deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers and guard J.R. Smith will part ways, as the team figures out the best route in which to trade the 15-year NBA veteran. Smith and his representatives will work with the team to figure out trade options. The Cavaliers said in a statement released on Tuesday, November 20th: “the organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship.”  ...Read more

Texas Rangers Third Baseman Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement After 21 Seasons In MLB

Third baseman Adrian Beltre is retiring after eight years with the Texas Rangers. Beltre said in a statement, “after careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love.” Beltre signed with the Rangers in January 2011, after playing in 13 big-league seasons for the Dodgers, Mariners and Red Sox.  ...Read more

Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine For “Lack Of Color” In Middle Of Interview

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo took the opportunity to complain about Porter Magazine’s lack of diversity, during the middle of a videotaped roundtable discussion set up by the publication for its annual “Women in Television” issue. Pompeo’s comments were part of a free-wheeling conversation between Pompeo and actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriquez about diversity at work, at schools and among friends. The women also discussed sexism and the pursuit of pay parity. ...Read more

Colorado Man Chris Watts Sentenced To Life in Prison For Killing Two Young Daughters And Pregnant Wife

A Colorado man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Prosecutors have said they agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Christopher Watts’ guilty plea, after seeking approval from Shanann Watts’ family. Watts had pleaded guilty to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters. He also pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to two counts of killing a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. ...Read more