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When he came in, Nick Grant – still a Padawan of sorts – made it clear what he was about and his 2016 mixtape, “'88,” affirmed his position. Through all …
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Los Angeles (CBSLA) – CBS2 weathercaster Jackie Johnson today announced her decision to leave the station after giving birth to her first child, Bridgette, in January. Johnson has provided weather forecasts for the weekday editions of CBS2 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. since April 2010. Prior to that, she spent five-and-a-half years as the weathercaster on sister station KCAL9’s weeknight 8, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. “It’s bittersweet time for me,” Johnson said. “I’ve been blessed to have had this amazing career with KCBS and KCAL. But right now, my priority is to stay at home and raise our baby girl. I have a new respect for mothering, as it is the hardest but most rewarding job. And I’m loving it! CBS has provided me with such great opportunities, experiences and friendships that I will cherish forever.” “I’m so very grateful to our viewers. Thank you for your support and kindness over the years. I’m honored that you allowed me into your homes every night and trusted me with your forecasts. Thank you for all of the inquiries about when I will return to TV. I will one day!” “I want to give special thanks to Les Moonves and Steve Mauldin, who have always been so supportive of me and my career, and to CBS for being a great place to work. Best ‘weather wishes’ to you all!” Steve Mauldin, President & General Manager, CBS2 and KCAL9, added: “It has been a pleasure to have Jackie as a member of our team for nearly 14 years. She is a talented broadcaster and an even finer person. We respect Jackie’s decision to make Bridgette her top priority. On behalf of everyone at CBS 2 and KCAL 9, we wish Jackie, her husband Patrick and Bridgette much happiness and look forward to continuing our friendship with them.”
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Jackie Johnson Announces Departure From CBS2
KABUL, Afghanistan (CBS News) — An Afghan Defense Ministry official says a U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province has killed Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told CBS News and other media outlets on Friday that Fazlullah was traveling in a vehicle along with an unknown number of his fighters when it was struck by a missile on Thursday morning. According to a statement attributed to U.S. Forces- Afghanistan spokesman, Lt. Col Martin O’Donnell, the U.S. carried out a “counterterrorism strike” Thursday near in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan targeting “a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization.” CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin said a U.S. official confirmed early Friday morning that Fazlullah was the target of the drone strike. Radmanish said the attack took place in Marawara district of Kunar province, near the two countries’ shared border, known as the Durand Line. The Pakistani Taliban is a separate group to the Afghan Taliban, which the U.S. has been battling since 2001 in Afghanistan. They were once more closely linked, but for years have had separate leadership structures. Earlier this month the U.S. military said it would respect a cease-fire announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with the Afghan Taliban. In a statement sent Thursday, the U.S. military noted that the truce was only with the Afghan group, and “does not include U.S. counterterrorism efforts against IS-K, Al-Qaeda, and other regional and international terrorist groups.” Fazlullah was chosen in 2013 as the new leader of Tehreek-i-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban Movement following the death of Hakimullah Mehsud, the previous leader, who was himself killed in a U.S. drone strike . In 2012, he ordered the assassination of Malala Yousafzai , then a 14-year-old school girl, for writing and speaking out against his orders to close girls’ schools. She was shot in the head, but survived and has gone on to become a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a global symbol of defiance against the oppression of women and girls. CBS News’ Ahmad Mukhtar in Kabul says Fazullah’s death may help to further improve ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which were at their lowest point just a month ago, before Afghan officials led by National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar visited Pakistan and then last week the head of the Pakistani army visited Kabul for talks. Pakistan had demanded many times in the past that the Afghan government to take action against Fazullah whom they said was hiding in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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It can be tough figuring out what you want to do for a living, but Halifax's Jody Upshaw has her mind made up. The 14-year-old has been performing on stages around Nova Scotia for the last five years, and her latest string of R&B tracks is starting to earn her national attention. Ahead of her upcoming …
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