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Amazon juiced its search algorithm to sell its own products over competitors’

Amazon has reportedly been adjusting its product-search system so that products that are more profitable for the company appear higher in search results than those that it receives a smaller profit on, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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The chilling dark secrets behind ‘The Ren & Stimpy Show’
The show was a revolution, ending more than a decade of TV cartoon stagnation and inspiring the next generation of animators. But behind the scenes, the staff of Nickelodeon’s “The Ren & Stimpy Show” were feeling anything but “Happy Happy Joy Joy.” A new documentary called “Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren & Stimpy...
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Mike Pompeo Lashes Out at NPR Reporter Again after Demanding She Point to Ukraine on a Map
His statement railing against the reporter came with an official State Department seal.
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The NL East plot lines that could transform 2020 season
The NL East is competitive enough that — like a baking recipe — slight alterations will create wide variance. And, even at this late offseason date, a few changes register as way more than slight. The Mets named a new manager before the old one showed up for the first day of spring training. The...
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Heavy rainfall expected in Northeast this weekend
Rainy weekends on both coasts are in line with a predicted "wetter-than-average" winter.
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'Power' Season 6 Spoilers: All the Evidence that Rashad Tate Killed Ghost
"Power" Season 6's penultimate episode will show us exactly what Tate was doing on the day that Ghost was killed⁠—and might see him firing that fatal shot.
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Factbox - 'Absolutely nothing wrong': Quotes from the fifth day of Trump's impeachment trial
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate entered a new phase on Saturday as Trump's legal team began to lay out its defense on the fifth day of the proceedings.
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Ron Howard shares advice for aspiring filmmakers at Sundance
Directors Ron Howard, Amy Ziering and Heidi Ewing and actresses Sasheer Zamata and Rebecca Hall discussed their Sundance 2020 films during a panel discussion at the Audible Speakeasy.
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Generation Z is bigger than millennials — and they’re out to change the world
Last year, Gen-Z became the largest generation, constituting 32 percent of the global population. But their strength isn’t just in their numbers.
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Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak
The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading through China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.
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Toobin on impeachment trial: President is winning here
CNN analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Preet Bharara react to President Donald Trump's legal team opening arguments lasting under two hours on Saturday morning.
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NPR host says Pompeo shouted and swore at her after interview
NPR host Mary Louise Kelly also said the secretary of state, after a contentious interview, brought her into a room and demanded she find Ukraine on an unmarked map.
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At Sundance, the hellish journeys of 'Zola' and 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'
U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance 2020 off to a harrowing start with Janicza Bravo's "Zola" and Eliza Hittman's "Never Rarely Sometimes Always."
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Drama ensues at Sundance dinner honoring chef Alice Waters
A dinner honoring chef and activist Alice Waters nearly turned into a food fight when an attendee interrupted her speech, leaving many without words.
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Veterans group demands apology after Trump said traumatic brain injuries from Iranian attack are 'not very serious'
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is demanding that President Donald Trump apologize for downplaying traumatic brain injuries sustained by US service members in Iraq after Iranian missile strikes on American troops earlier this month.
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A baby covered AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck,' after his dad recorded his noises for a year
Does it seem like recording artists are getting younger and younger?
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Watch Jennifer Aniston hilariously surprise 'Friends' fans visiting the Central Perk set
While hosting 'The Ellen Show,' Jennifer Aniston had a little fun with unsuspecting 'Friends' fans who were touring the old studio.        
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Artista latino de Pacoima admite no ser talentoso a pesar de exponer decenas de murales públicos
Levi Ponce tuvo que pasar mucho tiempo a lado de su padre trabajando porque no podían pagarle a alguien que lo cuidara
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Proceso de nominaciones de los Grammy crea suspicacia
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Por años han surgido dudas sobre el proceso de nominación a los Grammy, pero esta semana llegaron a un nuevo nivel después de que la Academia de la Grabación despidió a su directora general quien afirmaba que la premiación está arreglada y llena de conflictos de interés.
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We won’t back off on pension protests, union ‘Asterix’ warns Macron
Head of powerful CGT tells French president of trouble to come unless he cancels reformThe union leader heading protests against France’s bitterly contested pension reforms has accused Emmanuel Macron of playing with fire and showing contempt for the country’s workers.Philippe Martinez, head of the powerful CGT, said the president and his government were “disconnected” from the real world, and their advisers needed to “shake the hands of a few who actually work”. Continue reading...
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Senate impeachment trial, Day 5: Trump's legal team launches attack on Dem case
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Pompeo’s upcoming Ukraine trip just got more awkward
Impeachment was challenging enough. Now, the secretary has his own intemperate language to overcome.
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Pompeo accuses radio reporter of lying about his behavior after interview
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused a National Public Radio reporter of lying to him and violating "the basic rules of journalism and decency" after she said Pompeo repeatedly cursed at her following a testy interview.
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Incluso bajo juicio político, Trump sigue beneficiando a sus propiedades
El viaje de Trump a su centro de golf en Miami para la reunión de invierno del Comité Nacional Republicano muestra su uso continuo de la presidencia para atraer negocios a sus propiedades.
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Washington State’s Department of Transportation Tweets That It Maybe, Just Maybe, Found Bigfoot. ‘We Will Leave That Up to You’
A Sasquatch might be wandering near Sherman Pass. Well, at least according to the Washington State Department of Transportation's Twitter account
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U.S. women's figure skating championships
Alysa Liu, 14, performed several difficult jumps on her way to winning her second consecutive U.S. women's figure skating championship.       
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New England Patriots' Benjamin Watson says pro-life issues shouldn't be partisan after March for Life
The mission of those who marched at the March for Life on Friday shouldn't be partisan, New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson said Saturday. The mission of those who marched at the March for Life on Friday shouldn't be partisan, New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson said Saturday.
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Five reasons why Canada isn’t as great as Prince Harry and Meghan think
Meghan Markle has fled the United Kingdom for the safety of her former home, Canada, with her husband Harry and baby Archie in tow.
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Oakland families of homicide victims say police add to trauma
Unsolved crime is just one way in which the needs of many victims' families — especially minorities — are not being met by Oakland police, a study finds.
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US treasury chief warns Javid to shelve plans for big tech firm tax
Ahead of critical trade talks, Steven Mnuchin says ‘discriminatory’ levy no place in budgetOne of the most senior figures in the US government has warned Sajid Javid to delay a “discriminatory” tax on big tech companies, in the latest sign of tensions with Donald Trump’s administration ahead of critical trade talks.Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, used a breakfast meeting with the chancellor on Saturday to warn him directly against applying the new tax as part of his forthcoming budget. The confrontation comes as the US mounts a last-ditch attempt to stop Britain using technology from China’s Huawei in its 5G network. Continue reading...
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Court to probe Carrie Symonds’ influence on PM after cancellation of badger cull
Boris Johnson’s partner and animal rights activist was briefed by Badger Trust weeks before the policy was changedThe influence exerted on the prime minister by his partner, Carrie Symonds, will be explored in court after permission was granted last week for a judicial review into how the government came to pull a cull on badgers in Derbyshire.The case could embarrass Boris Johnson and raise questions about the government’s willingness to listen to its advisers when formulating policy. Continue reading...
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Why New York City should embrace — not shun — people from Ohio
During his Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech, as he prepared to stage a mayoral run, Brooklyn Borough President Adams took a swipe at Midwestern interlopers to the city.
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Bernie Sanders Responds to HIllary Clinton's Remarks That Nobody Likes Him, Says It's 'Not the Kind of Rhetoric That We Need Right Now'
The Vermont senator reacted to Hillary Clinton's comment last week that "nobody likes him," saying that he believes his former Democratic presidential rival was unfortunate.
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Brody Jenner brings rumored girlfriend Daniella Grace to Sundance event
They were first spotted together in December.
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Bernie Sanders is the Iowa favorite one week before the caucuses
First things first: The theme song of the week is the A-Team.
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REFILE-One year after Vale dam break, pain runs deep in Brazil mine disaster town
Exactly one year ago a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho collapsed, killing more than 250 people in one of the world's worst mining disasters.
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Why Hillary Clinton is the world’s greatest gift to Republicans
Remember when Jimmy Carter published a whiny, self-serving book about his political downfall called “What Happened”? Remember when Mike Dukakis pushed filmmakers to do a four-hour fan documentary about himself? Remember when George H.W. Bush mocked Bill Clinton at the Grammys? Yeah, me neither. Previous losing presidential candidates had the dignity to back off and...
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Pompeo steps up attacks on NPR reporter, but doesn't deny her account
The secretary of state on Saturday attacked the correspondent who reported that he had cursed and berated her over questioning about Ukraine, but did not directly challenge those claims.
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Meghan King Edmonds reveals plan to keep 4 embryos with ex Jim Edmonds 'frozen until eternity'
Meghan King Edmonds is currently going through a bitter divorce from Jim Edmonds, and the last thing on the former reality star's mind is having more children with him, she revealed in a new interview.
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Senate impeachment trial live updates: Trump’s legal team mounts his defense
President Trump's legal team begins their first day of opening arguments on Saturday at his Senate trial after three days of arguments from House managers.
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Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods at Farmers Insurance Open Round 3
Tiger Woods enters the third round six shots off the pace and paired with Tyler McCumber and Chris Baker. See how he's faring in round 3.       
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A 4-year-old who was accidentally shot while play-wrestling with his father has died, police say
A 4-year-old Indiana boy who was accidentally shot in the head while play-wrestling with his father has died, authorities said.
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Inside the horrific, inhumane animal markets behind pandemics like coronavirus
It’s a sickly, almost sweet and nauseating smell of death. Once inside, the fetid stench -- made worse by blistering temperatures and zero refrigeration -- is overwhelming, and it is places like this were the deadly coronavirus originated.
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Cuomo was never going to let Andy Byford fix New York City’s subway
To Cuomo’s chagrin, New Yorkers took a swift liking to Byford, a tireless and task-obsessed Englishman with a gentle accent that somehow gave us more confidence in the subways than any home-grown voice.
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Xi says China faces 'grave situation' as virus death toll hits 41
President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday.
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3-year-old girl's Target, Starbucks-themed playroom goes viral: 'This is so cute!'
You can never start an addiction to caffeine and consumerism too young.
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Democrat Schiff's 'head on a pike' comment draws outrage from GOP senators
Several Senate Republicans are vehemently disputing an anonymously sourced report that the White House has threatened to punish Republicans who vote against Trump.
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Lower number of shark bites off Florida coast may not be good news. Here's why.
The number of blacktip sharks off Florida's shoreline is down nearly 60 percent from 2011. Researchers say warming waters may be the reason.       
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Arch Manning, nephew of Eli and Peyton, meets with LSU after incredible freshman season
Not bad for the next Mann up. Fourteen-year-old Arch Manning, the New Orleans high school freshman quarterback already destined for NFL greatness like uncles Eli and Peyton, and grandfather Archie, met with LSU national-championship winning head coach Ed Orgeron on Tuesday as he continues to weigh his college options, according to the website 247sports.com. Arch,...
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