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Nils Lundkvist’s Rangers hype grows with major award

It seems as if the Rangers have been waiting for Nils Lundkvist about as long as they once waited for Igor Shesterkin. Not quite, but if the 28th-overall selection of the 2018 draft pays equal dividends as the goaltender, the wait will surely have been worth it. Lundkvist, who has yet to sign with the...
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Louisville cop involved in deadly Breonna Taylor raid gets book deal
One of the Louisville, Ky., police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor during a botched raid has landed a book deal about the case. 
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Bream: Democrats' court-packing proposal would 'change everything on Capitol Hill'
Shannon Bream discusses the legality and reality of the Democrats' legislation to pack the Supreme Court.
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'SNL' comedian Pete Davidson to rock out as punk legend Joey Ramone in Netflix biopic
Pete Davidson will star in Netflix's "I Slept with Joey Ramone," a biopic of The Ramones frontman, who became a punk icon before his death in 2001.       
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UFC on ESPN 22: Andrei Arlovski admits he was worried UFC would cut him after Tom Aspinall loss
Andrei Arlovski feared that he may no longer be a part of the UFC roster after his most recent loss.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 22: Andrei Arlovski admits he was worried UFC would cut him after Tom Aspinall loss - EnclosureAmanda Nunes moves back to bantamweight, fights Julianna Pena at UFC 265Corey Anderson unfazed that he didn't draw marquee name at Bellator 257: 'All organizations have great fighters' 
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Florida dad took infant daughter on meth run to get ‘lit’ with friends, police say
A Florida dad took his one-year-old daughter with him to buy meth Wednesday evening, prompting a missing child alert, police said.
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Hong Kong’s once-free press comes under a fresh Communist assault
At 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, four masked men broke into the Hong Kong printing facility of The Epoch Times, a newspaper openly critical of the Chinese Communist Party, and smashed its office computers, stole other computer parts and poured concrete mix over the printing machines. Wielding hammers and knives, the intruders forced themselves past the...
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Typhoon Surigae to pass near the Philippines this weekend
Typhoon Surigae will continue to strengthen as it gets closer to the Philippines this weekend. The storm is expected to brush the Philippines before turning away.
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NIH chief Collins says Americans should 'take a breath' after J&J vaccine pause: 'The sky is not falling'
National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr. Francis Collins praised federal health officials Thursday for their handling of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, telling "Your World": "I think they're doing it exactly right."
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Ex-Trump official Kellyanne Conway named senior adviser to Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno
Former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will serve as a senior adviser to Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno, his campaign announced on Thursday.
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House Republicans: Infrastructure Package Must Include Border Wall Construction
A group of House Republicans is urging the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to include border wall construction at the United States-Mexico border in any infrastructure package. 
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U.S. Intelligence Walks Back Russian Bounty Claim that Democrats Used to Attack Trump During 2020
An official admitted only "low to moderate confidence" in the claim that Russians put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan.
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Listen to Episode 44 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Yankees Rotation is a Problem feat. CC Sabathia
The Yankees rotation is going to need to go deeper in games if they want any chance to win a title this season. The Bronx Bombers are off to a sluggish 5-7 start early in the season. The rotation has struggled. The bats have not been consistently hitting. There’s been some reasons for concern early...
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J&J vaccine pause fuels hesitancy
The CDC put off making any decision about the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying they need more information about a rare type of blood clot. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the latest and answers your questions.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Dark City: Beneath the Beat’ on Netflix, A Proud Portrait of Baltimore Club Music’s Makers, Dancers and Lovers 
Dark City: Beneath the Beat is a heartfelt hosanna to the city of Baltimore and its homegrown club music sound.
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R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial, judge says
A federal judge gave the green light Thursday to move jailed R&B recording artist R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays.
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WWE releases Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, others in post-WrestleMania purge
April 15 may soon be known as cut day for WWE. WWE announced Thursday it came to terms on the releases of Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Mickie James, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Kalisto, Bo Dallas and Wesley Blake, wishing them luck in their future endeavors. Vince McMahon’s company, which has traditionally made cuts after WrestleMania, also...
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Madison LeCroy speaks out on Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez breakup
LeCroy told Page Six of her Instagram correspondence with A-Rod, "He’s never physically cheated on his fiancée with men.”
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Human Rights Watch parts with general counsel for N-word use during Columbia class
The international advocacy group Human Rights Watch parted ways with its general counsel last week after she repeatedly used the N-word during a class she teaches at Columbia University. Dinah PoKempner, an adjunct professor, used the term 11 times in half a minute while recounting a conversation to students during an April 1 Zoom session,...
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'Time to be seen': New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza goes online
Burlesque bombshell Calamity Chang discusses the need for the virtual showcase happening this month.       
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Want to know where weed culture is going? Here's a hint: L.A. L.A. L.A.
In the run-up to 4/20, a look at some of the ways Southern California is shaping the cannabis conversation.
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Brazil COVID-19: 'Humanitarian Crisis' With More Than 3,000 Deaths A Day
The Supreme Court has approved an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro's pandemic response. Doctors Without Borders says the country's approach has led to a "near collapse of Brazil's health system."
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The Russian bounties story was one more deep-state attempt to hurt Trump
The Biden administration on Thursday walked back one of the biggest bombshell campaign-season revelations of last year: that the Russian government had put bounties on the heads of US troops in Afghanistan.  Oh, how convenient. A senior official told The Daily Beast that the administration had only “low to moderate” confidence in a story Team...
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Colorado woman with dementia sues police over arrest
A 73-year-old woman with dementia has filed a lawsuit against the city of Loveland, Colorado and police officers over a June 2020 arrest. The lawsuit claims the woman suffered physical injuries and still experiences fear, trauma and anxiety. (April 15)      
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Biden won’t commit to SALT cap repeal even as Cuomo uses it to justify NY tax hike
WASHINGTON — The White House won’t commit to lowering federal taxes for New Yorkers by abolishing the “SALT cap” as part of President Biden’s more than $2 trillion infrastructure bill — even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses the mere possibly to help sell his new state tax hikes on businesses and the wealthy by claiming...
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Support for reparations has grown. But it’s still going to be a hard sell for Congress.
As the fight for reparations moves forward, major obstacles remain.
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What civilians in Afghanistan say about America's withdrawal
America plans to "close the book" on its 20-year war in Afghanistan -- but the departure of US troops will usher in an uncertain chapter for Afghan civilians.
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Apple started a $200 million fund to combat climate change
Apple aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives speaks to CNN's Christine Romans about the tech giant's environmental and social responsibilities.
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Trump mocks Biden for ‘PC’ military: ‘They’re laughing at us like never before’
Former President Donald Trump mocked President Biden in a podcast, saying he forced the nation’s armed forces to become “politically correct” with progressive and gender-inclusive policies. Trump bashed his successor as turning the American military into a worldwide laughing stock on a podcast with a former White House aide Tuesday. “I think they’re laughing at...
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Lawmakers vent at hearing over lack of clarity for who oversees Capitol Hill security
Months after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Georgia, made clear that confusion remains over who ultimately oversees Capitol Hill security.
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The Trailer: Worried incumbents, MAGA celebrities, stingy corporations: Winners and losers of the first fundraising quarter
A first look at the fundraising quarter, a guide to the growing number of Trump administration think tanks, and candidates pile into swing state Senate races.
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Republicans desperate to oppose Biden’s jobs plan settle on a nonsense reason
Unfortunately for Republicans, corporate tax increases, like infrastructure investments, are actually popular with voters.
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Fort Jackson soldier arrested after a video showed him pushing and threatening a young Black man
A US Army soldier stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery after the airing of a video that authorities say shows him push and threaten a young Black man on a neighborhood sidewalk.
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Chicago Bears are ‘where quarterbacks go to die’: Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon’s popularity in Chicago might’ve just gone in the toilet. The lone starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl for the Bears ripped his former organization while praising their rival, the Packers. The 61-year-old McMahon told 1252 Sports that Green Bay is his favorite franchise in the league and the Bears can’t compare. “I...
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Progressive activists pledge to push the court packing legislation into law
Progressive activists Thursday rallied around new court-packing legislation and pledged to do the grassroots work to convince the Democratic-led Congress to pass the legislation to create a 13-member Supreme Court. 
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Bezos vows to make Amazon "Earth's Best Employer"
Bezos said in a letter to shareholders that he isn't comforted by the failure of the unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Ossoff: Voter restrictions in Georgia are 'disgraceful'
Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff speaks to Amanpour about the need for Congress to act in the wake of voter restriction laws in his home state of Georgia.
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China Accuses U.S. of Funding Uyghur Terrorists in Xinjiang
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused the U.S. government on Wednesday of funding Uyghur terrorist attacks in China's western Xinjiang territory.
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T. rex were once so common on Earth you could probably find 2 roaming in Washington DC, study suggests
According to a new study, over their entire late-Cretaceous-Era reign, the total number of Tyrannosaurus rex that ever lived on Earth was roughly 2.5 billion.       
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Police shoot man firing wildly at people outside San Antonio airport: Police
An officer-involved shooting was reported at the San Antonio International Airport in Texas on Thursday.
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Queen Elizabeth made some ‘difficult decisions’ related to Prince Philip’s funeral plans: report
Queen Elizabeth II reportedly had to “make some difficult decisions” while planning Prince Philip’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday
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Teen couple charged with murdering girl’s father in Las Vegas
The pair are accused of killing the girl's dad, Daniel Halseth, 45, whose burned body was discovered in the garage of his Las Vegas home on Friday. Investigators said evidence showed Halseth was killed prior to the intentionally set fire.
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Suspect Posts Video on Facebook Saying Police Shot Him in Texas
A man remains at large after documenting his wounds via the social media platform.
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Sarah Sanders raises nearly $5M in less than three months for Arkansas governor race
Sarah Sanders, press secretary under President Trump, has raised nearly $5 million in the few months since she announced a run for Arkansas governor. 
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While Chet Hanks celebrates 'White Boy Summer,' his ex is suing, alleging domestic abuse
Chet Hanks' highly unanticipated "White Boy Summer" video has arrived, just as legal woes pile up against the eldest son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
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Browns, Giants players latest to opt out of in-person voluntary workouts
Browns players say they proved last year they'll be ready to compete without an in-person offseason conditioning program.      
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"Panama Papers" show how rich and powerful hide their money
An international group of journalists recently got their hands on documents from a law firm based in Panama that specializes in stashing money in shell companies offshore. The so-called "Panama Papers" revealed the names of dictators and criminals, as well as 12 world leaders who've allegedly hidden wealth and evaded taxes in offshore accounts. Don Dahler reports.
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Estonian capital closes road so breeding frogs and toads can cross
A busy road in the Estonian capital Tallinn has been closed for April nights to keep thousands of frogs and toads traveling to their breeding grounds safe from cars. Volunteers usually help carry frogs and toads over roads in the spring and say they have saved 97,000 of them in previous years, including 2,000 last...
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Amtrak track work policy under review after derailment
Accident investigators are trying to figure out how an Amtrak passenger train and a backhoe wound up on the same track on Sunday. The collision caused the train's derailment and deaths of two construction workers. Kris Van Cleave has more.
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