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Lupillo Rivera cantó en el metro y así lo recibieron
El cantante de rancheras y corridos cantó en un improvisado escenario
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Pomp, tears and bagpipes as European parliament ratifies Brexit treaty
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Facebook operating margins decline as costs surge, shares fall
Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for daily active users on Wednesday, but shares fell as operating margins dropped for the world's largest social network after it ramped up spending to improve content and security across its platforms.
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Milk Makeup gives away moisturizer Billie Eilish wore to Grammy Awards
Milk Makeup is treating shoppers to a skincare treat as it continues to celebrate the launch of its new Vegan Milk Moisturizer. For a limited time, shoppers will receive seven Vegan Milk Moisturizer samples with all orders of $35 or more. Formulated with ingredients like fig milk, argan milk, and oat milk, the fragrance-free moisturizer soothes...
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Popeyes’ new merch looks alot like Beyoncé’s Ivy Park collection
Popeyes is getting in formation.
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Longest smuggling tunnel in Southwest discovered in San Diego County
Longest smuggling tunnel in Southwest discovered in San Diego
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Americans stuck in Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak say city is like ‘Twilight Zone’ episode
An American teacher trapped in the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak says his life has turned into an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” John McGory, an Ohio native who’s taught English in Wuhan for the last six years, described in a blog post how the city has turned into a ghost...
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Michael Flynn takes on 'egregious' FBI misconduct, little-known FBI agent in guilty plea withdrawal
"I did not lie to them." With those words in a declaration and motion filed Wednesday, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn formally asked a federal judge for permission to withdraw guilty plea for making false statements to two FBI agents in the White House back in January 2017.
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Republicans Boast of Potential Bipartisan Acquittal for Trump; Three Democrats Undecided on Vote
A trio of Democratic senators—Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama and Krysten Sinema of Arizona—are considered toss-ups when it comes to whether they'll vote to convict the president.
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Violin madness and meaning: How one instrument proves its astonishing sonic reach
In SoCal concerts across one week, Andrew McIntosh, Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride and Patricia Kopatchinskaja impress in radically different ways.
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Worried About Catching The New Coronavirus? In The U.S., Flu Is A Bigger Threat
At least 8,000 people have died from the flu in the U.S. this season. The good news: Easy steps you can take now to protect against the flu may also help you steer clear of the new coronavirus.
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Sindicato de actores emite guía para escenas sexuales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — El sindicado que representa a los actores de cine y televisión emitió el miércoles una serie de estándares y normas para los miembros de equipos de producción que supervisan escenas que involucran sexo y desnudos.
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Tesla posts first annual profit
Tesla posted its first annual profit, easily topping Wall Street's forecasts in the final three months of 2019.
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U.S. agriculture secretary unsure if coronavirus will slow China's farm imports
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday he does not know whether China's coronavirus outbreak will upset Beijing's pledge to radically increase purchases of American farm goods as part of the countries' recent trade deal.
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NASA pulls plug on Spitzer Space Telescope
After more than 16 years of trailblazing infrared observations, NASA is pulling the plug on one of its "Great Observatories."
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French Montana gets cozy with model Anel Peralta Luciano at Miami International Airport
She recently appeared in Gucci Mane's "Miss Me" video.
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Houston Astros agree on deal with Dusty Baker to become new manager
The Astros, who fired manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for their roles in the scandal, also are expected to have a shake-up of their coaching staff.      
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PD: Suspect allegedly beheaded pregnant sheep
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Photographer offers headshots to disabled jobseekers
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Bed bugs found on students in Wisconsin
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Ohio woman wakes up from 7-month coma
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PD: Man allegedly traded vape pods for sex
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Louisiana man accused of killing bald eagle
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600 students call in sick, schools close
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A Creepiness Review of Trump’s Infamous Lawyers
What we can garner from Trump’s choice of lawyers.
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Alan Dershowitz’s latest defense of Trump would let presidents get away with almost anything
Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz arrives at the Capitol on January 29, 2020. | Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump’s lawyer argued that anything the president does to stay in power is unimpeachable, short of actual crimes. One of the defenses presented by one of Trump’s lawyers during Wednesday’s portion of the Senate impeachment trial stood out from the others — big time. That’s because it would give presidents almost unlimited power to pervert foreign policy into dirty tricks aimed at boosting their political prospects by defining anything they do to stay in office as part of the national interest. In response to a Republican senator’s question about whether it’s true that “quid pro quos are often used in foreign policy,” Alan Dershowitz argued they are. But he then went a step further and made a case that even quid pro quos that most everyone would agree are unacceptable aren’t impeachable offenses. “If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment,” Dershowitz said. Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." https://t.co/jKErQcS1Iy pic.twitter.com/zo4rL6Zbla— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2020 He went on: It would be a much harder case if a hypothetical president of the United States said to a hypothetical leader of a foreign country, ‘unless you build a hotel with my name on it, and unless you give me a million dollar kickback, I will withhold the funds.’ That’s an easy case. That’s purely corrupt and in the purely private interest. But a complex middle case is, ‘I want to be elected. I think I’m a great president. I think I’m the greatest president there ever was. If I’m not elected the national interest will suffer greatly.’ That cannot be impeachable. In other words, if the president thinks his or her reelection itself is in the public interest of the United States, then anything short of crimes he or she does to make that happen — including strong-arming foreign governments into announcing investigations into political foes — is justified. It’s instructive to consider the sorts of things presidents could get away with if Dershowitz’s argument were accepted. And House impeachment manager Adam Schiff did just that immediately after Dershowitz spoke. Schiff used the example of President Barack Obama’s infamous March 2012 hot mic conversation with then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in which Obama told Medvedev he’d have more “flexibility” to work with Russia “after my election.” Schiff asked senators to consider a hypothetical situation in which Obama had instead asked Medvedev to open an investigation into Mitt Romney, his political opponent at the time, and threatened to impose sanctions on Russia if he didn’t. Nobody would argue a request of that sort is acceptable. And yet by Dershowitz’s standard, it wouldn’t meet the bar for impeachment and removal. Schiff points out that if Obama had asked Medvedev to investigate Romney on a hot mic, Republicans would've impeached him faster than you can say "emails" pic.twitter.com/wMmfuoR2L9— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 29, 2020 One could even argue that Trump’s conduct with Ukraine was more egregious than the Obama hypothetical, as Trump held up congressionally authorized military aid as part of his quid pro quo and didn’t go through the proper channels to do so. The US government’s top internal watchdog concluded earlier this month that the Trump administration “broke the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine last year after Congress had approved its disbursal,” as my colleague Alex Ward explained. On Twitter, Garry Kasparov, chair of the Human Rights Foundation, characterized Dershowitz’s argument as nakedly authoritarian. Wow, Dershowitz is actually making the King Louis XIV argument right now! Trump is good for the country, so anything he does to stay in power is the national interest, even if corrupt or illegal. That's the language of every king & dictator: I am the end and the means justify me.— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) January 29, 2020 Dershowitz’s argument illustrates a broader dynamic I wrote about earlier today: that with former National Security Adviser John Bolton now reportedly prepared to testify that Trump told him directly that the release of the Ukraine aid was conditional on the Ukrainian government agreeing to investigate the Bidens, Republicans are moving the goalposts from “quid pro quos are bad but Trump didn’t do one” to “quid pro quos don’t matter.” The news moves fast. To stay updated, follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter, and read more of Vox’s policy and politics coverage.
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The Angle: China Is Playing Whack-a-Mole With Coronavirus Rumors
This is the country's response to the coronavirus panic.
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Do face masks really protect against coronavirus?
With concern rising about coronavirus, many people are wearing face masks in public areas. But do those masks do any good? CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports on what doctors advise to protect yourself.
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Roger Goodell says NFL wants to help Antonio Brown get 'on the right track'
A judge freed Antonio Brown from house arrest on Tuesday, and Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league wants to help him.      
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib still hasn’t apologized for pushing a blood libel against Jews
An 8-year-old boy goes outside for shopping. On the way, he tragically slips and drowns in a pool of rainwater, where he is found dead the following day. Some observers accuse Jews — without any evidence — of having murdered the boy. Leaders echo the charge, and locals march toward a nearby Jewish neighborhood seeking...
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Gronk making the rounds in Miami ahead of Super Bowl party
"Everyone was pumped to be partying with Gronk and loved seeing him."
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Kansas City Chiefs teammates love QB Patrick Mahomes as 'one of the guys' ... even if that's not really true
As the 24-year-old reigning NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes is in his own stratosphere. With the Chiefs, however, he's often seen as just one of the guys.      
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Opinion | Would Bloomberg Be a Second Trump?
He bills himself as a cure for the malaise in the White House. But as a fellow billionaire, he too plays the game however he wants.
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Vanessa Bryant changes Instagram profile picture to Kobe Bryant and Gianna
In first public acknowledgement of death of her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, Vanessa Bryant updates profile picture, makes account public.        
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Vanessa Bryant changes her Instagram profile image to one of Kobe and Gianna
Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, made a first public acknowledgement Wednesday since the death of her husband and one of their children, changing the profile photo on her Instagram account to one of the basketball legend and their 13-year-old daughter sharing a tender moment.
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S&P 500 fades to end lower after Fed policy announcement
The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Wednesday, as an initial boost from the likes of Apple Inc , Boeing Co and General Electric Co following their quarterly results faded in the wake of the policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
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Mike Bloomberg baffles with campaign ad showing him eating 'Big Gay Ice Cream'
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg prompted more questions than answers when he released a campaign ad on Tuesday.
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Kevin Knox’s brother embraced being named after Kobe Bryant
Kevin Knox Sr. would have named all his sons Kobe if he could. Knox Sr., who won an NCAA championship in football at Florida State, named his first son, Kevin, after himself. Kevin Knox is the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick. Kevin Sr.’s second son is Kobe Knox. He has a third son — Karter. Kobe...
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Queens dad pulls daughter from school after videoed playground attack
An 11-year-old girl was attacked in another videotaped Queens school assault — but administrators never removed her assailants from class, her father told The Post. Marco Rosero, 42, said he was forced to pull his traumatized daughter from MS 217 in Briarwood after administrators, cops and Department of Education anti-bullying staffers blew off his pleas...
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Con el nuevo Kia Seltos, el fabricante dedica la campaña de publicidad del Super Bowl para ayudar a los jóvenes sin hogar
¿Qué le dirías a un joven que intenta conocer el mundo?
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Chief Justice Roberts takes on new role in Trump's Senate impeachment trial: Strict timekeeper
Chief Justice John Roberts exerted his unique authority as a timekeeper Wednesday by cutting off long-winded answers from lawyers as President Trump’s impeachment trial heads into the question phase.
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Kids who are glued to screens are couch potatoes by 5: study
Toddlers who are glued to a screen at age three are couch potatoes by the time they are five, a study shows. They move for 40 minutes less each day by the time they start primary school than those who had less screen time earlier in life. Researchers say the reduced physical activity may contribute...
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Nacho Figueras says pal Prince Harry is trying to ‘protect his cub and his lioness’
"He has suffered a lot for all the things that have happened to him, He suffers a lot from people judging him,"
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The Legality of Trump's Assault on Refugees Is Only Half the Question. Should America Protect the Oppressed? | Opinion
The Trump administration is upending America's commitment to refugees. Such policies go to the heart of the nation's identity, what it represents and how it should live out its founding creed.
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Actress Testifies Weinstein Promised Her Movie Roles If She Agreed to ‘a Threesome With His Assistant’
Weinstein has insisted any sexual encounters were consensual
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Senior Senate Republican sees 'momentum' to end impeachment trial Friday
U.S. Republican Senator John Barrasso, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, told reporters on Wednesday that Republicans seemed to have the "momentum" to move to end the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump by Friday, without calling witnesses.
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Roger Goodell hasn’t given up on Antonio Brown
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t think Antonio Brown is a lost cause. “We want to help get [Brown] on the right track and get him in a position where he is in the zone where he thinks he can be successful in life,” Goodell, 60, said at his annual state of the league press conference...
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70-layer bean dip is the Super Bowl’s most disgusting snack food
Come and get it, you hogs. Bush’s Beans knows who you are, and they’ve created a stomach-churning 70-layer bean dip to prove it. In a deeply disturbing Super Bowl promotion, the producer of canned baked beans, pinto beans, red beans, kidney beans, black beans, chili-flavored beans, refried beans and, of course, country-style beans in a...
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