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Colbert Gives Senate GOP A Dire Warning Over What Trump Will Do Now

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert warned that President Donald Trump will only be emboldened now that he’s been acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial.

“It’s official: Nothing means anything,” Colbert said. “Right is wrong. Up is down. Missouri is Kansas.” 

He said asking for foreign interference in an election is the “new normal.” And he cracked that Democratic presidential candidates have “no choice” but to ask for foreign help ― and did an impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asking Russia to help find the “pee-pee tape.”  

Then he issued a warning for the several GOP lawmakers who claim Trump will change as a result of impeachment.  

“He’ll be instructed by what occurred here,” an optimistic Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) claimed last week. 

“Oh, he’ll be instructed by what occurred here,” Colbert shot back. “Because nothing occurred here.” 

“The only lesson Trump ever learns is that he gets away with everything. Multiple bankruptcies: Nothing. Multiple sexual assault accusations: Nothing. He’s in perfect health despite eating like a rat behind a Bob’s Big Boy: Nothing.” 

But Colbert saved some of his harshest words for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine):

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Matt Gaetz to file ethics charges against Pelosi, force a vote in House

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House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Wednesday he will be filing ethics charges against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over what he called her “temper tantrum” following President Trump’s State of the Union address the previous evening.

Gaetz told Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” that he will join two other Republicans and file the charges with the House Ethics Committee on Thursday. Reps. Lee Zeldin of New York and Kay Granger of Texas will join him, he said.

“[Pelosi] disgraced the House of Representatives, she embarrassed our country and she destroyed official records. The law does not allow the Speaker of the House to destroy the records of the House and the rules of the House do not permit some little temper tantrum just because you don’t like what the president of the United States says,” he said.

HOUSE SPEAKER APPARENTLY PRE-RIPS SOTU SPEECH DURING TRUMP ADDRESS

Gaetz said that he is one of many Republicans who are tired of political double standards on Capitol Hill. He pointed to Rep. Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican who was reprimanded in 2009 for yelling out “You lie!” when then-President Obama claimed illegal immigrants would not be covered by ObamaCare.

“The Democrats really brought the heat down on him,” Gaetz said, adding: “By the way, Joe Wilson was right. We ought to apply the same standards to the Democrats that they want to apply to us and there will be an ethics investigation to Nancy Pelosi and we will start the ball rolling to have her censured.”

“From the inside out, Nancy Pelosi has been a poison,” added Zeldin, who joined Gaetz on the program.

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“She is now poisoning the House of Representatives and Congress and our country because they start off with her getting rolled by her far left, which is basically taken over the Democratic Party.”

To that effect, Gaetz said the 79-year-old lawmaker has “some real impulse control problems.”

The White House also reacted to Pelosi tearing the speech earlier.

The Trump administration had quickly responded to Pelosi’s act of tearing up the speech.

“Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member’s reunion with his family. That’s her legacy,” the White House tweeted, referencing individuals whom Trump mentioned during his address.

Other lawmakers investigated by the House Ethics Committee include Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and former Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.

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‘Extremely obese’ owl released back into wild after being put on strict diet

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An “extremely obese” owl was released back into the wild late last month after she was put on a strict diet by a British sanctuary.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, on England’s east coast, said the owl was found in a ditch unable to fly after gorging herself on the abundance of field mice and voles available due to an especially warm winter in the area.

VERMONT MOOSE RESCUED FROM ACTIVE RAILROAD TRACKS

The owl, dubbed Plump, weighed in at just over half a pound, about one-third more than most owls of her species and age, according to KARE-TV.

“This soggy little owl was found in a ditch a few weeks ago,” the sanctuary wrote on Facebook at the end of January. “Usually in these instances we assume injury of sorts that is preventing the owl from flying – occasionally becoming wet causes them to become grounded too – so you can imagine our surprise that when we examined her, we found her to simply be extremely obese!”

The sanctuary said cases of natural obesity are rare so they observed Plump to see if she had escaped from captivity, and decided they were “confident this may just be an unusual case of natural obesity! After further investigation, we also found that the area where she was rescued was crawling with field mice and voles due to the warm and wet winter we experienced in December.”

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The sanctuary posted Plump’s release in which she flew “gracefully off into the British countryside at a much healthier, and happier weight” on Facebook.

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Laura Ingraham calls on Mitt Romney to resign, says she ‘may consider’ opposing him in 4 and a half years

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Laura Ingraham took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her demeanor during the State of the Union address and eventually tearing up President Trump’s speech as he concluded before she focused on Utah Senator Mitt Romney who was the only Republican to vote guilty along with Democrats at the Senate impeachment trial.

“Last night, [Pelosi] showed the world who she really is,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday. “A woman left with little else, but her own sour puss, facial expression and a paper ripping stunt. She let her anger get the best of her, and her white suit didn’t make her look any more angelic. It was the color of surrender.”

ROMNEY THE ONLY SENATOR TO DEFECT FROM PARTY IN IMPEACHMENT VOTE

Ingraham then called Romney “the ultimate selfish, preening, self-centered politician.”

“If he were up for reelection this year, the people of Utah would have their own payback against him because they were defrauded by Romney. For when he had to choose, he chose [Charles] Schumer and Kamala [Harris] over common sense and conservatism,” Ingraham said. “If you’re one of Romney’s constituents in Utah, you’re out of luck. If you’re a business in need of a regulation reexamined, don’t bother calling his office. He has no power anymore.”

Ingraham brought up Romney’s previous presidential runs saying, “we thought you’d be better for America and the way you repay millions of people, the millions who did vote for you in 2012 is to throw in with the very people who don’t share our goals, who hate us. And by the way, who still hate you.”

“Like all the other bitter ‘Never Trumpers’, he’d rather see the entire American economy go down the drain than give Trump a victory,” Ingraham said.

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The host then called on Romney to resign from the Senate and said she’s considering moving to Utah in four years to oppose him.

“Mitt, you made your stand. Now should you should resign. You committed a fraud on the people of Utah, on the Republican Party, on the Constitution, and a thoroughly embarrassed yourself,” Ingraham said. “If I have to move there to run against him in four and a half years, I will.”

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Kirk Douglas: A look back at his rich family life

Kirk Douglas wasn’t just an award-winning actor, he was also a family man.

Douglas, who died at the age of 103 on Wednesday, was father to four children: Michael, 75, Joel, 73, Peter, 64 and Eric, who passed away at the age of 46 from a drug overdose.

Douglas was married twice — once to actress Diana Douglas and again to Anne Buydens, to whom he was married when he died. They’ve been together for 65 years.

KIRK DOUGLAS, ACTOR AND HOLLYWOOD LEGEND, DEAD AT 103, FAMILY SAYS

Let’s take a look back at the “Spartacus” star’s rich family life.

1943

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Kirk Douglas, star of such screen hits as “Champion” and Diana Douglas circa 1950.

According to The Royal Gazette, Douglas met a woman named Diana Dill while they studying acting together. In 1943, she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine and Douglas insisted to his friends that he’d marry her. Just months later, the two wed. Kirk and Diana divorced in 1951.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS ADMITS HIS WIFE CATHERINE ZETA-JONES STILL GIVES HIM BUTTERFLIES AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

1944

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Kirk Douglas with his son Michael, who would also go on to become a legendary actor. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

In 1994, Kirk and Diana welcomed their first child, Michael. Now 75, Michael is also a well-revered, award-winning actor.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES CELEBRATE EXACTLY 25-YEAR AGE DIFFERENCE

1947

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Kirk Douglas with sons Joel (left) and Michael (right). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Kirk and Diana welcomed a second child, Joel, in 1947. Joel also went into show business, but he worked behind the scenes as a producer rather than in front of the camera.

KIRK DOUGLAS RECEIVES TRIBUTES FROM HOLLYWOOD STARS

1954

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Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens. (Getty)

After Kirk’s 1951 divorce from Diana, he eventually met Anne Buydens. According to Town & Country, the two were introduced by a mutual friend, but she turned down his initial romantic advances. The relationship remained platonic for a time, but one thing lead to another, and the pair married in 1954 and remained married until his death.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS SAYS AMERICA’S TWO-PARTY SYSTEM NOT WORKING: ‘COLLABORATION IS VILIFIED’

1955

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Kirk Douglas with his son Peter. (Photo by Richard C. Miller/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

In the year following their marriage, Kirk and Anne welcomed a baby boy, Peter. Peter would follow in Joel’s footsteps and work as a producer in Hollywood, earning an Emmy Award.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS SHARE THE SECRET TO THEIR 20-YEAR ROMANCE

1958

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Kirk Douglas, Anne Buydens and their son Eric. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kirk’s fourth child, Eric, was born in 1958. Eric followed his father’s career more closely, opting to appear in films and television. Tragically, Eric passed away in 2004 of an accidental drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles Times.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS’ SON CAMERON SAYS HE WAS ‘PROBABLY PRETTY CLOSE’ TO DYING WHILE FACING PAST DRUG ADDICTION

1960

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Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the premiere of “Spartacus.” (Getty)

Perhaps one of Kirk’s most famous roles was the titular character in “Spartacus,” which was released in 1960. Kirk and Anne enjoyed a date night at the premiere.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND LOOKALIKE DAUGHTER CARYS MODEL TOGETHER IN NEW FASHION CAMPAIGN

1967

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Kirk Douglas his wife Anne and their two children Eric and Peter in Monaco in 1967. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP via Getty Images)

Ever the family man, Kirk was able to get away from Hollywood for a trip to Monaco in1967. He was accompanied by Anne, Peter and Eric.

GENE REYNOLDS, ‘M*A*S*H’ CO-CREATOR, DEAD AT 96

1978

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Left to right: Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

In 1978, one of Kirk’s grandchildren, Cameron, was born. Like his father Michael and his grandfather, Cameron would go on to become an actor.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS’ SON CAMERON RECALLS PASSING AROUND DRUGS AT FAMILY HOLLYWOOD PARTIES

1980s-90s

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Actor Kirk Douglas with his four sons. (Photo by Ann Clifford/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Douglas and his four children were kept busy within the film industry but still managed to find time for one another.

A$AP ROCKY, MORE STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO DEEJAY J. SCOTT AFTER HIS DEATH: ‘I’M LOST FOR WORDS’

2001

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From left to right: Kirk Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Buydens and Michael Douglas. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison via Getty)

After the end of Kirk’s son Michael’s first marriage, he eventually met actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who he married in 2000.

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2003

2003 was a special year for the Douglas family, as the film “It Runs in the Family” was released. The film starred Kirk, Michael and Cameron, as well as Kirk’s ex-wife Diana. Additionally, Joel worked as a producer on the film.

‘YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ STAR KRISTOFF ST. JOHN REMEMBERED BY EX-WIFE MIA ONE YEAR AFTER TRAGIC DEATH

2018

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Right: Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Goolden Globe Awards. Left: Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kirk Douglas at Michael’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. (Getty)

In 2018, Kirk took the stage at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards to present an award with daughter-in-law Zeta-Jones, 50. He also joined her, Michael and Cameron at Michael’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.

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2019

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In December of 2019, Kirk hit 103 years old. Making his final birthday extra special was the announcement that Michael had received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “The Kominsky Method.” Michael posted a photo to Instagram to wish his father a happy birthday and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association “for making my Dad proud.”

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McConnell: Trump’s impeachment was a ‘colossal political mistake’ by Democrats

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Wednesday that Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump had backfired and instead united the Republican Party behind the commander-in-chief.

McConnell told “Hannity” that pursuing impeachment was a “colossal political mistake” that will hurt Democrats in the short term and may cost them in this November’s elections.

“This was a thoroughly political maneuver,” McConnell said. ” … It was stupid. It backfired. The president has got the best numbers he has had since he has been in office.

“So, if this was all about the November election, it seems to me we can conclude, at least in the short term here, this was a colossal political mistake.”

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McConnell also called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s public shredding of her copy of Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday as a childish and petty maneuver.

“What kind of example does that set for the American people about how we ought to conduct ourselves? Have we forgotten how to be civil to each other?” he asked.

He said there has historically been an understanding that lawmakers put aside heated political differences when in session and when at joint events like the State of the Union.

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Turning to Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, McConnell said the lawmaker who became the sole Republican to vote to remove Trump from office has often been a strong supporter of the GOP caucus’ goals.

“We have a lot more votes to cast between now and November,” McConnell remarked, “and I’m going to need his support on a whole variety of things that are important to the president and to the country.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Flight arrives in California from epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, 178 passengers will be quarantined

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An airplane carrying 178 people who lived in Hubei province in China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, landed at an Air Force base in Northern California on Wednesday morning and are being quarantined there for at least 14 days as officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) evaluate them and determine if they have contracted the virus.

Dr. Henry Walke, heading the local team from the CDC, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that all of the individuals, most of whom are Americans — ranging in ages from younger than 2 to 65 years old — have been “classified as being at high risk of exposure” to the disease because they lived in the vicinity of where the outbreak first occurred.

PLANES CARRYING AMERICAN CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES FROM CHINA LAND AT CALIFORNIA MILITARY BASE

At least one small child on the flight had a fever and is being evaluated at a hospital near Travis Air Force Base, where the other people are being quarantined, Walke said.

Walke said officials performed medical evaluations and screenings on all of the evacuees before, during and after the 11-hour flight, but added that the flight crew used protective equipment on themselves and do not need to be quarantined.

Medical officials will continue to monitor each patient’s temperature and observe their respiratory symptoms to evaluate whether they exhibit signs of the virus. After the 14-day period — the first precautionary quarantine order issued by the CDC in more than 50 years — if they are deemed healthy, all of the individuals will be released to their families, Walke said.

“We don’t believe these people pose a risk to this community,” Walke said, adding that it is unnecessary to wear face masks.

Walk said that the Westwind Inn on the base, where the evacuees are being housed, has an open recreation space and various facilities to do laundry, get meals and do activities, but CDC officials have advised against children sharing toys.

“They’re not stuck in their room,” Walke said. “The housing is that there are common spaces. There’s also a large outdoor area. There are kids among these evacuees, and so we have people on the staff who are working to put together activities.”

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A second plane also landed from Wuhan at the base on Wednesday morning. Those 172 evacuees transported to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County.

The death toll from coronavirus reached 490 on Wednesday. More than 24,000 people have been infected worldwide. Overall, at least 25 countries have reported cases of coronavirus. Currently, the U.S. has confirmed 12 cases — six in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts, two in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. No deaths have been reported in the U.S., and the large majority of cases still remain in China.

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Donald Trump’s 2020 State of The Union address sees decline of nearly 21% in tv ratings

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Paul Batura: Kirk Douglas had a remarkable 103-year journey – Let’s be grateful he made it

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The man millions around the world would come to know as Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on Dec. 9, 1916 – the only boy in a poor Russian Jewish family of seven children in Amsterdam, N.Y., near Albany.

Long before he changed his name to Kirk Douglas, the boy’s family changed their last name to Demsky and changed his first name to Isadore. His nickname was Izzy.

In the 103 years between his birth and his death that was announced Wednesday, the chiseled-jaw leading man endeared himself to generations of movie fans – not just for his well-played roles but also for his philanthropic and justice-oriented convictions.

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Considered to be one of the last of Hollywood’s Golden Era stars, Kirk Douglas’ accomplishments spanned the century, ranging from roles in classic films including, “Spartacus,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “Lust for Life.”

According to the American Film Institute, Douglas was one of the “greatest male screen legends” of all time – and received plenty of awards and nominations to support such a distinction. But sadly, even legends must die – just like the rest of us.

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It’s become popular in some circles to suggest that it takes a village to raise a child, and surely every single one of us is the product of the many lives that touch ours – including the neighborhoods and influential people of our past.

But if Douglas had followed the lead of those within his community, he may very well have never made it to Hollywood and all the success he enjoyed on the silver screen.

Growing up, Douglas recalled that he excelled in the basic teachings of Judaism and the Hebrew language – no small feat for a young boy of modest means.

“The Jews of our community thought they would do a wonderful thing and collect enough money to send me to a yeshiva to become a rabbi,” he recalled. “Holy Moses! That scared … me. I didn’t want to be a rabbi. I wanted to be an actor. Believe me, the members of the Sons of Israel were persistent. I had nightmares – wearing long payos and a black hat. I had to work very hard to get out of it.”

As a 7-year-old, Izzy landed his first role in a school play as a shoemaker. Wearing a homemade black apron courtesy of his mother’s stitching, Izzy was moved to discover that his father Herschel (known as Harry), who hadn’t paid much attention to his only son’s interests, was in the audience.

“After the performance, he gave me my first Oscar,” Douglas recalled fondly years later. “An ice cream cone. I’ve never forgotten that.”

Harry Demsky could never get a job in Amsterdam’s mills, which at the time refused to hire Jews. So he became a ragman – someone who collected and sold discarded items. No doubt he never dreamed that his only would son would literally go from rags to riches.

Once young Izzy had been bitten by the acting bug, he never escaped its grasp.

The rise of the man who became Kirk Douglas was classic Americana – grit and gumption, hard work and heavy lifting. It didn’t come easy, which made it all the more satisfying in the end.

To put himself through St. Lawrence University, Izzy worked as a janitor. He was a varsity wrestler but no fraternity would admit him because he was Jewish. Despite anti-Semitism, he was elected the first Jewish president of his student body when he was a junior.

Following graduation, he got a summer job as a stagehand at the Tamarack Playhouse in New York’s Adirondack Mountains and was given some minor roles in plays. Determined to become an actor, he changed his name once again from Isadore Demsky to Kirk Douglas.

When World War II began, Douglas enlisted in the Navy and ultimately received a commission, serving on a submarine in the Pacific before being honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant in 1944 after he was injured in an accidental explosion.

Kirk Douglas’ first marriage to actress Diana Dill produced two sons, including Michael, who in time would earn his own Hollywood fame. Kirk and Diana divorced in 1951. Douglas’ second marriage to Anne Buydens would go the distance, lasting 65 years until his death. She survives him and is 100.

Centenarians often lament that one of the downsides of long life is outliving all your friends – but there are plenty of upsides too, of course. Laying a legacy and living long enough to see its fruits and taste its sweetness is a gift that not everybody gets to enjoy.

Kirk Douglas’ unlikely American journey was the product of a boyhood dream and a tireless pursuit – a magnificent obsession that matured and multiplied with every role he took, and where he learned countless lessons along the way.

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There was another secret to the legendary actor’s success, though, beyond the raw effort and hard work.

“If I like a picture, I do it,” he once reflected. “I don’t stop to wonder if it’ll be successful or not.”

In a world full of too many people who seem to calculate and choreograph their every move ad nauseum, there’s something refreshing about that, don’t you think?

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In the end, Kirk Douglas followed his heart and his instincts, doing what he loved with the people he loved to be with – and the result was a legendary career and a boyhood dream that ultimately came true.

Millions of us enjoyed his great films, and no doubt millions more will enjoy them far into the future. It was quite a journey from Issur Danielovitch, to Isadore Demsky, to the great Kirk Douglas. We should all be grateful that he made it and was with us all these 103 years.

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Space Force vice commander: Service members won’t be called ‘spacemen’

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Members of the newly created Space Force still don’t have a title, officials said Wednesday, while also saying they won’t be referred to as “spacemen.”

Leaders have been conducting research on what to call the troops, said Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the Space Force, Military Times reported.

“We need to go through a process with Congress to provide authorization for specific individuals to transfer,” he said at an event while speaking to reporters.

The sixth branch of the armed forces has around 16,000 Air Force service members and civilians assigned to it. Thompson said plans will be made to integrate soldiers, sailors and Marines who end their enlistments or resign their officer commissions with their current branches of service and opt to enter the Space Force.

The Air Force will transfer certain personnel to the new branch in the fiscal year 2021, with the Army and Navy to follow the year after.

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“We also want to make absolutely sure that when these individuals transfer in, that all of that is in place,” Thompson said.

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