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Roseanne Barr has moved from Ambien to her co-stars in targeted Tweets after show cancellation

Roseanne goes after cast

It's admittedly hard to keep up with Barr's dizzying response to her self-made catastrophe Tuesday, when she fired off a racist tweet aimed at Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and subsequently saw ABC cancel her top-rated reboot.

After her tweet, Barr swore off Twitter (again), then returned with a series of apologies: to Jarrett, her fans and the people who work for her. She said she does "not want (her tweet) defended-it was egregious Indefensible." At one point, the comedian blamed "Ambien tweeting."

"It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too," she said.

Yet in the middle of the night on Wednesday she began lashing out at co-stars who publicly spoke out against the tweet that ultimately cost them all their jobs.

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Fed Proposes Volcker Rule Reprieve for Big Banks

Banks get reprieve from Volcker rule

Investment banking is about to become a riskier business, again.

The Federal Reserve board is meeting today, Wednesday, to discuss overhauling the Volcker rule, which prevents banks from using their customers' tax-payer insured deposits to finance speculative trades. Named after former Fed chair Paul Volcker, the rule was enacted four years ago as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation passed after the 2007 global financial crisis.

Led by chairman Jerome Powell, a Fed revision of the Volcker rule would fulfill President Trump's campaign promise to "dismantle" Obama-era regulations on Wall Street. However, "Volcker 2.0" will stop short of giving banks the flexibility to use customer's funds they enjoyed before the recession.

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‘Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC After Roseanne Barr’s ‘Repugnant’ Comments, Network President Says

Roseanne show canceled for racial tweet

ABC has canceled "Roseanne" after Roseanne Barr's racially charged tweet about Valerie Jarrett Monday morning.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap on Tuesday.

Barr apologized before ABC's statement on Tuesday, saying that her statement suggesting that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes" was a "joke" that was "in bad taste.

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Hawaii orders fresh evacuations amid fast-moving lava

Hawaii orders fresh evacuations The Hawai'i County Civil Defense ordered fresh evacuations in the Leilani Estates after a fast-moving lava flow began moving through the area.

The agency issued the order late Sunday after a lava pond from Fissure 7 breached, creating the lava flow. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory described the eruption from the East Rift Zone as "vigorous."

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Maryland slammed by raging flash floods

Maryland stormThe floods hit the same scenic town that was slammed by a similar storm in July 2016.

As the flooding subsided, Governor Larry Hogan toured the area and promised "every bit of assistance we possibly can".

"They say this is a once every 1,000-year flood and we've had two of them in two years," Hogan said.

In some places, the floodwater reached the first floor of buildings.

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Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.

Robert Kennedy Jr. wants to re-invetigatr his father's death.Just before Christmas, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pulled up to the massive Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center, a California state prison complex in the desert outside San Diego that holds nearly 4,000 inmates. Kennedy was there to visit Sirhan B. Sirhan, the man convicted of killing his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, nearly 50 years ago.

While his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, waited in the car, Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan for three hours, he revealed to The Washington Post last week. It was the culmination of months of research by Kennedy into the assassination, including speaking with witnesses and reading the autopsy and police reports.

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Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump and sends it back to White House

Retired teacher sends back Trump letter with correctionsA retired high school English teacher says a letter she received from President Trump would have barely earned passing marks, so she corrected the letter and sent it back to the White House.

Yvonne Mason, an Atlanta resident who retired last year after teaching middle and high school students in South Carolina for 17 years, corrected grammatical mistakes in the letter bearing Trump's signature, including 11 instances of improper capitalization of words like "president" and "state."

"If it had been written in middle school, I'd give it a C or C-plus," Mason told South Carolina's Greenville News. "If it had been written in high school, I'd give it a D."

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