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sweet smell of success: rags to riches


here is one of three unlikely success stories from susan spencer:the clothes in jade myers’ closet just hang out, eagerly awaiting their next closet. “everything i own, i sell,” myers said. “i rotate everything through.”myers calls herself a professional “thrifter.”“thrifting means you’re gonna go and find secondhand clothing that’s been donated, and generally, you find a really good deal.”“you don’t see this as just a bunch of old clothes?” spencer asked. “no. i see it as treasure!” she laughed. her hunt for literally buried treasure takes her to thrift stores, such as the one she visited with spencer in brooklyn, new york.  finding time to do this meant quitting her day job. “thrifter” jade myers with susan spencer. cbs news spencer asked, “what was it, the decision to go out on your own






on the horizon: the cancer breath test


a multitude of potential advances are on the horizon in the field of cancer research, as reported by susan spencer:the future of cancer care may take your breath away.trials to see if a simple breath test can spot cancer are underway at the university of southern california, where volunteers tried out the “breathlink” device.“it’s just like a breathalyzer for alcohol, only it’s a billion times more sensitive,” said dr. michael phillips, who heads up menssana research in newark, n.j.  “so somebody could just walk into the doctor’s office, take this test, and five or 10 minutes later have the results?” asked spencer. “certainly,” dr. phillips replied.taking the breathlink test is not as simple as it sounds, and it’s not exactly fun. according to spencer, it felt like the longest two minutes






on the horizon: the cancer breath test


a multitude of potential advances are on the horizon in the field of cancer research, as reported by susan spencer:the future of cancer care may take your breath away.trials to see if a simple breath test can spot cancer are underway at the university of southern california, where volunteers tried out the “breathlink” device.“it’s just like a breathalyzer for alcohol, only it’s a billion times more sensitive,” said dr. michael phillips, who heads up menssana research in newark, n.j.  “so somebody could just walk into the doctor’s office, take this test, and five or 10 minutes later have the results?” asked spencer. “certainly,” dr. phillips replied.taking the breathlink test is not as simple as it sounds, and it’s not exactly fun. according to spencer, it felt like the longest two minutes






‘i feel very welcome here, nobody’s punching me’


white supremacist richard spencer said on thursday that he felt “very welcome” at the conservative political action conference (cpac).when spencer showed up at thursday’s cpac session, he was mobbed by supporters and a scrum of reporters. the neo-nazi president of national policy institute told reporters that he felt “very welcome” at cpac. but some people expressed disgust at spencer. cpac organizer matt schlapp initially said that he would not kick spencer out of the conference, but the white nationalist was later seen being escorted out of the building by security.security just walked up to spencer and asked for him to give up his credentials, which he did— olivia nuzzi (@olivianuzzi) february 23, 2017






richard spencer’s white nationalist group loses tax exempt status — as the irs i


the nonprofit run by one of america’s most prominent white nationalists, richard spencer, has lost its tax-exempt status for failing to file tax returns with the federal government, according to irs records. an inquiry by the los angeles times also raised questions about whether spencer had properly filed paperwork allowing the national policy institute to raise…






irs strips tax-exempt status from richard spencer's white nationalist nonprofit


the nonprofit run by one of america’s most prominent white nationalists, richard spencer, has lost its tax-exempt status for failing to file tax returns with the federal government, according to internal revenue service records.an inquiry by the times also raised questions about whether spencer had properly filed paperwork allowing the national policy institute to raise funds in virginia, its primary place of business, and whether spencer, a donald trump supporter, had flouted federal rules that forbid nonprofits from supporting or opposing political candidates.on monday, spencer said an irs error led him to believe his group was not required to file federal tax returns, and said he would appeal the loss of his tax-exempt status.“i don’t know what to say. i don’t want to make a comment bec






sweet smell of success: a sillier putty


here is one of three unlikely success stories from susan spencer:it’s no stretch to say that aaron muderick is stuck on putty.  “it feels great in your hand,” he said. “you can play with it for hours!”his first love was classic silly putty, but that soon got old.“i started researching, is there a way to make this more beautiful? more fun?” he told spencer.  which is how muderick, a computer scientist-by-day, became a mad scientist-by-night. borrowing some textbooks from a friend who had just finished getting her ph.d. in chemistry, he said, “i taught myself enough chemistry to create thinking putty!”crazy aaron’sthinking putty, that is. puttering with putty, he experimented with colors and textures in his basement, then took it to work. “i would bring in a box, keep it under my desk of my






alt-right leader richard spencer kicked out of cpac


reporters surround white nationalist richard spencer during the first day of the conservative political action conference on feb. 23, 2017, in national harbor, md. (photo: chip somodevilla, getty images)white nationalist richard spencer on thursday was kicked out of the conservative political action conference.spencer, the controversial public face of the alternative right movement, had purchased a general admission pass on thursday morning and was spotted speaking to reporters in the lobby of the hotel where cpac is held, according to media reports.after cpac officials were told of spencer's presence, security booted him from the premises.the exchange, according to the washington post:"i'm not welcome on the property?" spencer asked."i'm not going to debate this," said the guard. "this is






conservative group boots white-nationalist leader from conference


cpac organizer matt schlapp defended the conference for allowing richard spencer in, while trying to distance cpac from the fringe spencer represents.one of america’s most prominent white nationalists, richard spencer, was kicked out of the conservative political action conference (cpac) on thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then wavered on whether to let him stay.spencer, who coined the term “alternative right” to describe his small far-right movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, came to cpac to attend a speech that was critical of the “alt-right.” (in 2015 and 2016, the term became associated with a loose-knit movement of white nationalists, misogynists and anti-semites who often harassed prominent liberals online. for the most p






correction: oscars-octavia spencer story


in a story feb. 23 about octavia spencer, the associated press misspelled a name. it is vaughan not vaughn.a corrected version of the story is below:oscars made strides, but octavia spencer wants more growtheven though octavia spencer is pleased with the record amount of blacks nominated for an oscar, she's still not content with the lack of recognition shown toward all races of colorby jonathan landrum jr.even though octavia spencer is pleased with the record number of blacks nominated for acting oscars this year, she's still disappointed by the lack of recognition for other people of color."diversity doesn't mean just black," spencer said in a recent phone interview to promote her new film, "the shack," which comes out march 3. "i'm excited that more black people are being recognized. th






alt-right leader richard spencer kicked out of cpac


closeskip in skipxembedxshare kellyanne conway, steve bannon and education secretary betsy devos were just a few of the speakers at the 2017 conservative political action conference. usa today networkwhite nationalist richard spencer on thursday was kicked out of the conservative political action conference.spencer, the controversial public face of the alternative right movement, had purchased a general admission pass on thursday morning and was spotted speaking to reporters in the lobby of the hotel where cpac is held, according to media reports.after cpac officials were told of spencer's presence, security booted him from the premises.the exchange, according to the washington post:"i'm not welcome on the property?" spencer asked."i'm not going to debate this," said the guard. "this is pr






former epl, scottish striker hired as earthquakes istant


san jose — coach dominic kinnear completed the earthquakes’ coaching staff urday with the hiring of former english premier league striker john spencer.kinnear added spencer, 46, to replace ian russell, who be e coach of san jose’s minor league affiliate in reno. spencer joins long-time kinnear istants steve ralston and tim hanley.“he holds himself and everyone in the locker room responsible for how the team acts and how the team performs,” said kinnear, who gave spencer his coaching start in houston from 2006-10.spencer coached the portland timbers during their inaugural major league soccer season in 2011 before getting sacked as the team struggled in 2012. he joined colorado last season as an istant when the ids posted the second-best record after finishing last in the western conference






spencer, wilson led no. 17 nc state women to 85-71 win


raleigh, n.c. — miah spencer scored 23 points, dominique wilson had 19 and no. 17 north carolina state used a dominate second quarter to defeat virginia tech 85-71 on sunday.spencer was 11 of 16 from the field and had nine rebounds and six assists, and wilson had seven assists, five rebounds and four steals as the wolfpack (19-6, 9-3 acc) won its third straight.spencer's bucket with four seconds left in the first quarter pulled n.c. state within 20-19. the wolfpack scored the first seven points of the second quarter, capped by a dd rogers 3-pointer. spencer had consecutive baskets in a 6-0 burst that made it 32-22 and then the wolfpack reeled off 16 straight points. ashley williams had back-to-back 3-pointers, jennifer mathurin had a 3 and four free throws and wilson a 3-point play.the 31-






nonprofit run by white nationalist richard spencer loses tax exemption, temporar


the nonprofit organization run by prominent white nationalist richard spencer has been stripped of its tax-exempt status after failing to file financial returns for three years.the washington post reported in december that spencer’s think tank, the national policy institute, had been allowed by the federal government to operate in financial secrecy since 2013. the irs, spencer said tuesday, told him a few days ago that his virginia-based organization had lost its tax-exempt status because it hadn’t submitted the necessary records when it was supposed to.spencer blamed the mistake on a former bookkeeper and said he had already begun the reapplication process, which could take months.the institute, which promotes a form of american apartheid, has functioned as a public charity that relies he






u.s. revokes white nationalist group’s tax-exempt status


the u.s. government has automatically revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by prominent white nationalist richard spencer over its failure to file tax returns for three consecutive years.the u.s. government has revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by prominent white nationalist richard spencer for its failure to file tax returns.internal revenue service records show spencer’s national policy institute automatically lost its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit after failing to file tax returns for three consecutive years.spencer didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment tuesday. but he told the los angeles times, which first reported the story, that he would appeal the revocation. he blamed it on an irs error that led him to believe his group was not requ






mystery donor funneled $25,000 to richard spencer through group unaware of white


the largest donor to richard spencer’s nonprofit national policy institute had no idea the funds were going to a white nationalist.a georgia community group, the community foundation for the central savannah river area, gave $25,000 to spencer’s group in 2013 and 2014, according to three years of tax returns spencer provided to the los angeles times.the community foundation, which receives much of its funding from the masters golf tournament and promotes a wide range of philanthropy, gives away between $5 million to $9 million a year, according to the newspaper.neither berry nor spencer would reveal the original donor’s identity, the newspaper reported, and those funds were then funneled through the community foundation in a common arrangement in the charity world.the foundation’s chief ex






richard spencer accuses cpac of ‘stopping free speech’


white supremacist richard spencer said on thursday that he was kicked out of the conservative political action conference (cpac) because conservatism was filled with “old ideas.”although spencer was popular among some attendees of cpac, event organizers eventually revoked the neo-nazi’s credentials and escorted him from the building.in an interview with msnbc’s kasie hunt, spencer acknowledged that the private event had every right to revoke his credentials. “i guess they just discovered who i was,” he stated. “and the fact is people want to talk to me, they don’t want to talk to these boring conservatives. they want to learn about ideas whose time has come and not whose time has passed.”“they want to learn about ideas that just have so much meaning,” spencer continued. “i think everyone r






octavia spencer announces plans to become hollywood producer


rancho palos verdes, calif. — octavia spencer is up for her second academy award this year, but the star of "hidden figures" said monday that she has even bigger plans."the role i'm destined to play is to be one of the biggest producers in hollywood," spencer said at the 3rd annual makers conference, a women's empowerment event sponsored by verizon.the actress shared her aspirations during a conver ion with gloria steinem that kicked off the two-day conference at terranea resort in rancho palos verdes, california.spencer received a supporting actress oscar nod for playing dorothy vaughn, a black mathematician who worked at nasa, in the crowd-pleasing best picture nominee "hidden figures." the actress celebrated her nomination earlier monday at the film academy's annual oscar nominees lunch






octavia spencer announces plans to become hollywood producer


rancho palos verdes, calif. — octavia spencer is up for her second academy award this year, but the star of "hidden figures" said monday that she has even bigger plans."the role i'm destined to play is to be one of the biggest producers in hollywood," spencer said at the 5th annual makers conference, a women's empowerment event sponsored by verizon.the actress shared her aspirations during a conver ion with gloria steinem that kicked off the two-day conference at terranea resort in rancho palos verdes, california.spencer received a supporting actress oscar nod for playing dorothy vaughn, a black mathematician who worked at nasa, in the crowd-pleasing best picture nominee "hidden figures." the actress celebrated her nomination earlier monday at the film academy's annual oscar nominees lunch






irs strips richard spencer's nonprofit of its tax-exempt status


the internal revenue service has stripped prominent white nationalist richard spencer’s nonprofit of its tax-exempt status because the group failed to file tax returns, according to a report in the los angeles times.spencer is a leader in the so-called “alt-right” movement, which has been energized by president donald trump’s victory in the 2016 election. he has said that the united states “at the end of the day, belongs to white men,” and at a november conference in washington, d.c., he received nazi salutes from supporters. he runs the national policy institute, an arlington, va.-based think tank which bills itself as “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of european descent in the united states.”the group stopped filing tax returns with the irs after 2012. failing t






police: man told pastor he caused mother's fatal overdose


princeton, w.va. — a west virginia man is facing a murder charge after authorities say he told his pastor he caused his mother's fatal overdose because he wanted to "end her pain."news outlets report that 44-year-old bradford spencer of bluefield was arrested saturday following the jan. 31 death of 65-year-old virginia spencer.authorities say the man forced his mother to take numerous pain pills. he is charged with first-degree murder.bluefield police records say spencer spoke to his pastor at a funeral home on feb. 9, telling him that he regretted killing his mother, but he was tired of seeing her in pain. it's unclear what condition the woman was suffering from.spencer was arraigned monday and is being held on a $100,000 bond. records do not show whether he has an attorney.






xbox head phil spencer open to idea of xbox 360 games on pc via backwards compat


the main obstacle for the project would be to create a program that can play the games across different pc hardware specs.






richard spencer's white nationalist group loses tax-exempt status


by michael kunzelmanthe u.s. government has revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by prominent white nationalist richard spencer for its failure to file tax returns.internal revenue service records show spencer’s national policy institute automatically lost its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit after failing to file tax returns for three consecutive years.spencer blames the revocation on an irs error that led his group to think it wasn’t required to file tax returns. but he doesn’t have any evidence the move was politically motivated and expressed confidence that his organization can regain its tax-exempt status.“i don’t think of this as a political assassination at the moment,” he told the associated press on tuesday. “it’s an annoying thing. it’s also kind of a bump in th






depeche mode shoots down richard spencer’s ‘ridiculous claim’ they’re ‘the offic


during a media scrum at cpac on thursday, notorious white nationalist richard spencer—asked if he likes rock music—declared that “depeche mode is the official band of the alt-right.”richard spencer, asked if he likes rock music, says “depeche mode is the official band of the alt-right.”— olivia nuzzi (@olivianuzzi) february 23, 2017the report immediately angered fans of the beloved british electronic band, with many pointing to the band’s anti-racism anthem “people are people,” which includes the lyrics, “i can’t understand/ what makes a man/ hate another man.” and last november, frontman dave gahan compared president donald trump (whom spencer claims is a member of the alt-right “whether he likes it or not”) to hitler, noting, “he’s saying are cruel and heartless and promoting fear.”spenc






palos hill's teen gets rare heart and lung transplant


to hear 15-year-old spencer kolman play "jingle bells" on his trumpet — even though it's march — is nothing short of a miracle, his family said.in fact, the past few months have been a series of miracles for the palos hills teen in his determination to prove doctors wrong, they said.spencer was "at death's door" last fall when he and his family sought help at st. louis children's hospital, said dr. pirooz eghtesady, spencer's pediatric cardiac surgeon.last week, spencer was playing his trumpet, riding his bike, ice skating and planning his eagle scout project after a heart and lung transplant nov. 30 at the st. louis children's hospital.he also has unwittingly achieved somewhat of a celebrity status, since he is the only pediatric patient in the united states to have this type of double tr






richard spencer got kicked out of cpac


after briefly speaking to reporters at the 2017 conservative political action conference, more commonly referred to as cpac, alt-right leader and white supremacist richard spencer got the boot, joining fellow inflammatory speaker milo yiannopoulos on the event’s sidelines. referring to an incident on a street at the jan. 20 inauguration of president donald trump in washington…






gop senator snaps after cnn’s cuomo grills the ‘breitbart poster boy’ for smeari


cnn new day anchor chris cuomo asked republican sen. mike lee (ut) on monday morning if he understands that far-right conservatives like breitbart.com are using him as a cudgel to attack former national security adviser susan rice.“did you mean to add fuel to the fire when you said, ‘political espionage is too common, too tempting,'” cuomo asked lee. “did you mean to suggest that susan rice may have done her unmasking for political reasons?”“look,” said lee, “i have no idea what she did. those facts are being investigated. i’ve made this clear in every interview that i’ve done.”“but breitbart is using you as a poster boy,” cuomo said, “and you know that is the president’s viewing of choice. he loves to see what they put out. they are using you as the poster boy of people who believe that s






'saturday night live': host octavia spencer skewers oscars, trump


"saturday night live" host octavia spencer poked fun at sunday's academy awards ceremony in her monologue.of course, president trump and his administration were also targets of skewering as the nbc late-night mainstay returned with a new episode after a two-week break."snl's" cold open featured a "forrest gump" spoof with kate mckinnon as embattled attorney general jeff sessions in the guise of gump discussing his "bad week." the former alabama senator is battling accusations that he was less than truthful during his confirmation hearings about his contacts with russian officials during trump's presidential campaign. mckinnon's sessions noted that the growing controversy over perjury allegations distracted from the positive coverage of trump's address to congress on tuesday night, when the






georgia nonprofit says it unwittingly gave $25,000 to white nationalist richard


excerpts from tax records provided by richard spencer show donations received by his nonprofit in 2013, above, and 2014.national policy institute tax recordsexcerpts from tax records provided by richard spencer show donations received by his nonprofit in 2013, above, and 2014.excerpts from tax records provided by richard spencer show donations received by his nonprofit in 2013, above, and 2014. (national policy institute tax records)






susan rice: no political motivation behind 'unmasking' of trump associates


former national security adviser susan rice said tuesday that she did not seek to"unmask" the names of prersthe allegatrion is that someohoe...       






octavia spencer said teachers helped her cope with dyslexia


octavia spencer’s journey from the alabama public school system to the silver screen is an inspiring one. the academy award-winning actress recently opened up about how her dyslexia has helped shape the woman she is today.“i was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult; that doesn’t really mean that you’re not intelligent, it just means that your brain functions differently,” the hidden figures leading lady explains.read: octavia spencer forgives nbc’s jenna bush hager for “hidden fences” snafuwhile promoting her new film gifted, spencer spoke on the discoveries she came across through her dyslexia. “i just remember thinking differently,” she begins. “i could solve puzzles quicker than the average child. i would start with the mazes at the end and go to the front and be done in, like, 30 s






texas moves on to sweet 16 over nc state 84-80


austin, texas — texas coach karen aston came to the longhorns five years ago with a goal of setting a new standard of excellence for the program. three straight trips to the sweet 16 set a pretty nice bar.brooke mccarty scored 23 points and the no. 3-seed longhorns got a put-back basket from joyner holmes with 4 seconds left to the send them to thrilling 84-80 win sunday over no. 6 north carolina state, earning another trip deep into the ncaa tournament in the lexington regional."stringing along these sweet 16s, it's the standard here," mccarty said. "this is what you do. you come here to do this."this one took some big plays and big shots from the big 12 player of the year to dig the longhorns out from a second-half deficit and carry the longhorns past two outstanding scoring efforts from






conservative group boots white-nationalist leader richard spencer from conferenc


cpac organizer matt schlapp defended the conference for allowing richard spencer in, while trying to distance cpac from the fringe spencer represents.one of america’s most prominent white nationalists, richard spencer, was kicked out of the conservative political action conference (cpac) on thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then wavered on whether to let him stay.spencer, who coined the term “alternative right” to describe his small far-right movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, came to cpac to attend a speech that was critical of the “alt-right.” (in 2015 and 2016, the term became associated with a loose-knit movement of white nationalists, misogynists and anti-semites who often harassed prominent liberals online. for the most p






octavia spencer said teachers helped her cope with dyslexia


octavia spencer’s journey from the alabama public school system to the silver screen is an inspiring one. the academy award-winning actress recently opened up about how her dyslexia has helped shape the woman she is today.“i was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult; that doesn’t really mean that you’re not intelligent — it just means that your brain functions differently,” the hidden figures leading lady confirms.read: octavia spencer forgives nbc’s jenna bush hager for “hidden fences” snafuwhile promoting her new film gifted, spencer spoke on the discoveries she came across through her dyslexia. “i just remember thinking differently,” she begins, “i could solve puzzles quicker than the average child. i would start with the mazes at the end and go to the front and be done in, like, 30






'have you heard of susan b. anthony?' trump quipped. twitter was not amused.


susan b. anthony, womens rights leader. (photo: smithsonian institution)president trump spoke to a women's empowerment panel wednesday and praised the "incredible women leaders" in his cabinet. he also spoke of the contributions of figures such as abigail adams, harriet tubman and susan b. anthony, as women's history month comes to a close."have you heard of susan b. anthony?" trump asked in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone. members of the audience chuckled in response."i’m shocked that you’ve heard of her," he quipped.the president went on to say anthony "dreamed of a much more equal and fair future, an america where women themselves, as she said, 'helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers.'"if you watch the speech, it seems clear trump's question about susan b. anthony was an attempt






'have you heard of susan b. anthony?' trump quipped. twitter was not amused.


susan b. anthony, womens rights leader. (photo: smithsonian institution)president trump spoke to a women's empowerment panel wednesday and praised the "incredible women leaders" in his cabinet. he also spoke of the contributions of figures such as abigail adams, harriet tubman and susan b. anthony, as women's history month comes to a close."have you heard of susan b. anthony?" trump asked in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone. members of the audience chuckled in response."i’m shocked that you’ve heard of her," he quipped.the president went on to say anthony "dreamed of a much more equal and fair future, an america where women themselves, as she said, 'helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers.'"if you watch the speech, it seems clear trump's question about susan b. anthony was an attempt






'have you heard of susan b. anthony?' trump quipped. twitter was not amused.


susan b. anthony, womens rights leader. (photo: smithsonian institution)president trump spoke to a women's empowerment panel wednesday and praised the "incredible women leaders" in his cabinet. he also spoke of the contributions of figures such as abigail adams, harriet tubman and susan b. anthony, as women's history month comes to a close."have you heard of susan b. anthony?" trump asked in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone. members of the audience chuckled in response."i’m shocked that you’ve heard of her," he quipped.the president went on to say anthony "dreamed of a much more equal and fair future, an america where women themselves, as she said, 'helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers.'"if you watch the speech, it seems clear trump's question about susan b. anthony was an attempt






'have you heard of susan b. anthony?' trump quipped. twitter was not amused.


susan b. anthony, womens rights leader. (photo: smithsonian institution)president trump spoke to a women's empowerment panel wednesday and praised the "incredible women leaders" in his cabinet. he also spoke of the contributions of figures such as abigail adams, harriet tubman and susan b. anthony, as women's history month comes to a close."have you heard of susan b. anthony?" trump asked in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone. members of the audience chuckled in response."i’m shocked that you’ve heard of her," he quipped.the president went on to say anthony "dreamed of a much more equal and fair future, an america where women themselves, as she said, 'helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers.'"if you watch the speech, it seems clear trump's question about susan b. anthony was an attempt






arrogate wins the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational


there is no doubt now that arrogate is the best horse in the world after winning the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational in convincing fashion. the anticipated matchup with california chrome never really developed as chrome closed out his career with a very disappointing ninth, the worst finish in his 27-race career. urday’s race at gulfstream park in south florida started with arrogate trying to hustle out from the 1 and chrome trying to get to the front from the 12. arrogate fared better as chrome entered the first turn six wide. the two drew even along the backstretch as noble bird and neolithic set the pace.as they navigated the final turn, jockey mike smith asked arrogate to move and he did effortlessly. chrome just didn’t seem to have it and jockey victor espinoza conceded tha