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Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler pose for photo together months after announcing split: '10 years'
Kristin Cavallari, author of the "True Comfort" cookbook, has posed for a photo with estranged husband, former NFL pro Jay Cutler.
‘Cautious’ Nets sit Kevin Durant in loss to Cavaliers
Kevin Durant sat out Friday night’s rematch in Cleveland due to Achilles surgery injury recovery. It’s essentially load management after the Nets star logged over 50 minutes in Wednesday’s double overtime loss at the Cavaliers. With the Nets playing host to the Heat Saturday on the tail end of a back-to-back, Durant is expected to...
Florida teen gets 45 years, convicted of strangling mom after argument about school grades
A Florida teenager who authorities say killed his mom when he was 15 after an argument about his school grades was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison.
FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from vials of the Covid-19 vaccine
As states are clamoring for more supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, Pfizer and the FDA are enabling pharmacists and health practitioners to extract more of the doses from each vial.
Black players fondly remember ‘regal’ Hank Aaron
For Willie Randolph, it’s a bunch of photos he took at a Yankee Stadium suite a few years back. For Ken Singleton, it’s an autographed baseball from many years back. And Reggie Jackson considers himself fortunate to have spent time with Hank Aaron just a few months ago. So many black ballplayers looked to Aaron...
‘Ghost Ship’ leaseholder Derick Almena pleads guilty to 36 fire deaths
The leaseholder of an Oakland, California warehouse where 36 people died in a fire during a 2016 rave pleaded guilty to the deaths on Friday — and will likely serve no more time behind bars. Derick Almena, 50, appeared virtually in court and pleaded guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a...
Minnesota man, 25, pleads guilty to role in police precinct fire during George Floyd rioting
A 25-year-old Minnesota man pleaded guilty Friday after authorities accused him of helping set fire to the Third Precinct headquarters of the Minneapolis Police Department last May.
‘Good-looking Marines’: Video misrepresents Biden at inauguration
A viral tweet tried to spin up a conspiracy theory about the new president's mental capacity.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund launches a $40 million scholarship program for future civil rights lawyers, with help from an anonymous donor
As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $40 million -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers.
Letitia James, NY attorney general, files lawsuit over nuclear plant shutdown plan
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday for denying the state a public hearing over the dismantling of the Indian Point nuclear power point before approving a sale. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., asks the federal court to review the NRC’s decision as well as...
Ex-Giants, Jets coaches have big roles in NFL title games
Neither the Jets nor Giants will be playing Sunday in either of the NFL conference championship games. Neither, of course, even made the postseason. In both of the AFC and NFC championships, however, both the Jets and Giants will be represented by coaches who once worked for them. Each of the four remaining teams —...
Joe Buck on studying the greats and criticism that ‘kills’ him
FOX Sports’ lead play-by-play announcer, Joe Buck has called six Super Bowls, 23 World Series and 25 MLB League Championship Series for the network and takes time for a Q&A with The Post’s Steve Serby. On Sunday, Buck calls the NFC championship between Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and Aaron Rodgers’ Packers at 3 p.m. on Fox. ...
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Lucky Michigan lottery player wins Mega Millions’ $1 billion jackpot
One lucky lottery player in Michigan has won the Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot. The Mega Millions pot rose to $1 billion late Friday, and a winner was announced around 1 a.m. Saturday. The winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and 24. Officials said the jackpot — which works out to $739.6 million...
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Limited NFL slate means a tweaked DFS approach
As the playoff schedule continues to shrink, so do options in daily fantasy formats. The 10- to 13-game slates vanished when the regular season ended. The wild-card slate provided a decent pool of options with six games. Last week we were down to four. Sunday, we have just two games from which to choose players....
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Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged stealing funds meant for sick kids
The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa was busted Thursday for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars meant to help sick and dying children, authorities said. Jennifer Woodley, 40, was charged with first-degree theft and the unauthorized use of a credit card for the months-long theft that began in the summer of 2019, according to...
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Fauci gushes over Maddow during 1st appearance on her MSNBC show, hints Trump WH 'blocked' him
Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared very gitty during his debut appearance on "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday night and suggested that the Trump administration previously "blocked" him from coming on the MSNBC program. 
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Foods that can reduce stress
Stress levels may be high these days, but did you know that what we choose to eat can help to reduce stress, ultimately allowing us to take charge of our mental health?
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Foods that can reduce stress
Taking control of stress with the foods we eat can help to counter inflammation in the body, as well as elevated levels of the hormone cortisol, which can otherwise lead to high blood sugar, increased appetite and weight gain. Here are food ideas to help you live in a state of calm in 2021.
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Gregory Sierra, 'Barney Miller' and 'Sanford and Son' actor, dead at 83
"Sanford and Son" actor Gregory Sierra has died at the age of 83.
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California says some highway marijuana billboards must be taken down
In a downer for California’s legal marijuana industry, regulators say some highway billboards advertising such products must come down. The state Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday ordered billboard companies to stop selling space for cannabis marketing and take down existing ads on roads that cross state borders. Previously, such ads were only banned within...
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Son tips off FBI about father attending Capitol riot
CNN's Chris Cuomo talks to 18-year-old Jackson Reffitt about Jackson's father participating in the Capitol riot.
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Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot is the third largest in US history. The winning ticket was sold in Michigan.
The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was worth an estimated $1 billion, making it the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.        
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National Guard to keep 7,000 troops in DC until March
A few thousand National Guard troops could end up staying in the nation’s capital until mid-March, a U.S. defense official confirms to Fox News. The National Guard is in the process of meeting with various federal agencies to “determine their requirements” for troops to stay beyond January, the official said. Planning is underway, but no final decisions have been made,...
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1 Mega Millions Player Hits $1 Billion on Friday, 10 Others Narrowly Miss
A single ticket is now worth $1 billion, which is the third-largest lottery payout in history. Here are the locations of the top winners Friday night.
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Kevin McCarthy: ‘Everybody’ in US ‘has some responsibility’ for Capitol riot
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy continued to walk back his accusation that former President Donald Trump caused the deadly Capitol Hill riot, saying now that “everybody across this country” is to blame. In an interview with Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren airing on Sunday, McCarthy said Trump and others — including Democrats, people on social media and...
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Knicks whipped by Kings, fall under .500
Representative defense often is a staple of success in the NBA, and a distinct quality that should translate whether games are played at home or on the road. As the Knicks have learned more than once already this season, however, it’s almost impossible to cover up for a poor shooting night at the other end....
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The extremist Oath Keepers who planned attack on Capitol
CNN's Sara Sidner reports on three Americans faced with some of the most severe charges in the attack on the Capitol who are part of the violent extremist Oath Keepers group that planned and coordinated the riot.
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Bill Maher: Now that Trump is gone, 'We can't blame everything on him'
America faces a "problem" now that President Trump is out of office, Bill Maher asserted during Friday night's show.
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USC assistant John David Baker leaving for job at Mississippi
John David Baker, USC's tight ends and inside receivers coach, is joining Lane Kiffin's staff at Mississippi.
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What to watch this weekend: ‘Agatha Christie’s England’ on PBS
Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2021 | “Euphoria” on HBO.
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LIVE UPDATES: Trump impeachment trial delayed until February
Follow for the latest updates on Trump's impeachment.
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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George lead way as Clippers beat Thunder for sixth win in row
It wasn't always pretty, but the Clippers' stars took over in the end in a 120-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
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'Squad' members rip Trump death-penalty 'carnage,' urge Biden to commute killers' sentences
All 49 remaining death-row inmates in federal prisons should have their sentences commuted by President Biden, two members of the progressive "Squad" group of Democrats urged Friday.
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Andrew Yang faces social media backlash for comparing BDS movement to fascism
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang faced a social media backlash Friday after he wrote a column in which he likened the pro-Palestine BDS movement to Nazi boycotts of Jewish businesses. In the column, entitled “My vision for New York City’s Jewish community,” Yang said he would be a “reliable partner” by cracking down on hate crimes...
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Don’t Let Cops Use the Insurrection to Justify Surveillance
GettyAmid growing alarm about the power of big tech, unprecedented numbers of people are transitioning to encrypted platforms like Signal, Telegram, and Proton Mail. But at the very moment encrypted platforms are taking center stage in our digital lives, they’re facing an existential threat. Organizations like the Center for Democracy and Technology warn “there is increasing… pressure” for companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted information.Police never let a good crisis go to waste, even when they contribute to it forming. With Americans outraged that insurrectionists could take over our Capitol, law enforcement has been quick to lobby, yet again, for expanded surveillance powers.But as we learned the hard way after 9/11, fear is a poor guide for making complex and lasting policy decisions. Rather than myopically taking steps sold as marking us feel safe, we need to invest in evidence-based measures that will make us safer. Scary as the present situation is, nothing about it justifies giving law enforcement a backdoor to crack encryption—which is what law enforcement demands after every high-profile failure.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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This Professor Protested a School’s Racism. Then He Lost His Job.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo GettyThe University of Mississippi has been a formidable institution since its founding in 1848—thirteen years before the Civil War started. And it has been steeped in racism and exclusion for decades. The school’s mascot has changed several times since 1928, but the most controversial—from the late ’70s through 2003—was “Colonel Reb,” a caricature of a slaveowner (the current mascot is the “Landshark”). The school didn’t remove the song “Dixie” from its marching band’s repertoire until 2016. A long-contested Confederate statue that graced the entrance of the campus was finally moved in 2020 to a less prominent location on university property. Yet, the racist monikers of “Ole Miss,” an antebellum term used by the enslaved, and “Rebels” who fought to uphold slavery, are still held dear.In 2018, Ed Meek, a wealthy businessman who donated $5.3 million to the School of Journalism and New Media and had it subsequently named after him, wrote a blatantly racist, sexist Facebook post that made Black female students feel specifically targeted and unwelcome at a university where underrepresented Black students and faculty make up 13 and 6 percent respectively in a state where 38 percent of the population is Black. By contrast, an overrepresented 76 percent of students and faculty are white. Several members of the faculty and staff and students initiated a petition to rename the building, remove the confederate statue, and to establish scholarships for Black women in journalism. A name that was floated to replace Meek’s was that of my great-grandmother Ida B. Wells—a journalism pioneer and native Mississippian from nearby Holly Springs.One of those who protested was UM history professor Dr. Garrett Felber, who strongly advocated for the renaming of the journalism school. I met him in 2018 when he organized an Ida B. Wells Teach-In that featured various speakers, a student choir, a short video, and I gave a few remarks. Interacting with advocates for justice and inclusion gave me a sense of hope that UM, which has a contentious history of race relations, would finally get on the path to being a more open and inclusive institution. When I met with the then dean of the journalism school, I did not experience a warm reception. I left the meeting with the impression that there was more sympathy for the wealthy donor Meek, who was viewed as having his character attacked, than the Black students whose presence he implied denigrated the quality of the school. Meek eventually withdrew his money and removed his name from the school.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Maduro Is More Powerful Than Ever as Venezuela Collapses
Carolina Cabral/GettyIt became a favorite shouting game on the streets of Caracas. Someone would randomly holler President Nicolás Maduro’s name and people nearby would roar back “motherf**ker”!Not any more. This gleeful verbal exchange between total strangers from a year ago is now regarded as a criminal behavior under the recently established Law against Hatred. The so-called Esquinas de Ideas (Corners of Ideas), where opponents used to tear into the country’s leader, are mostly gone. So are the fiery speeches of dissent in the National Assembly.It appears that political and civic opposition has completely retreated from the public spaces all around Venezuela.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Fossil Hunters Who Went to War Over Dinosaur Bones
Public DomainThe bones sat in a box in the Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology’s office at the University of Pennsylvania. Sometimes they were pulled out and reassembled, displayed to guests, toasted to. In the 1970s, the skull was loaned to an artist and for several decades after, doubt surrounded the authenticity of the remains. The head now seemed different from the body—was it really the original or had the skull of a different specimen made its way into the collection?It was a fitting end for the paleontologist who had dedicated his life to digging up dinosaur fossils and attempting to puzzle them together to form the original, magnificent beasts that science was just beginning to understand. Now, he was a museum specimen in his own right, courtesy of his final wishes.There was perhaps only one thing he was more passionate about than his life’s work.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Stalin’s Monsters Resurrected in Statues and Public Portraits in Putin’s Russia
Alexander Nemenov/GettyMOSCOW—Russia’s state atomic energy agency has seen fit to mount two full-sized figures of Lavrenty Beria, one of the most ghoulish villains of the Great Purge, in its latest exhibition. The bizarre move to resurrect the hate figure has shocked Moscow, where every post-Soviet child knows Beria as one of the most feared hangmen of the Stalin era.Officials at Rosatom, the nuclear agency, insist that without Beria, the USSR would not have built its arsenal of atomic bombs. But then, Beria is not the only ghost of the Stalin era finding a place of honor in the Russian capital today. As new repressions tarnish modern Russian politics, Russian historians and educators are urging the public to pay attention to the glorification of Soviet tyrants and criminals, an issue that came into focus this week.Ever since a former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin, rose to the presidency, Russian authorities have been polishing rusty old symbols of the Soviet terror. Moscow toppled the statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky in 1991, but by 2005 the dark bust of Iron Felix returned to the police headquarters on Petrovka avenue. Two decades ago nobody could imagine a Stalin statue in the Russian capital. By 2017 a bust of Stalin emerged in the newly created Alley of Leaders, just a few blocks away from the Kremlin, to the great joy of many Stalinist groups. “Now we see authorities taking a step towards the rehabilitation of Beria, who was up to his ears in his victims’ blood—he personally ordered the deportations of Soviet peoples to Central Asia and gave secret orders to execute prisoners,” Alexander Cherkasov, chairman of the Memorial human rights center, told The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Far-Right Social Network Gab Deactivates Its Twitter Account
A search for the Twitter account of far-right social networking site Gab resulted in a message that "this account doesn't exist" as of Friday night.
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Bats, Bear Spray, and AR-15s: The Terrifying Arsenals of Capitol Rioters
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo Police HandoutThe MAGA mob that ransacked the United States Capitol came to Washington armed with more than just crazy conspiracy theories and a violent sense of entitlement. Scattered throughout over a hundred alleged rioters’ court cases are disturbing hints of the arsenal pro-Trump insurrectionists either brought along or had ready at home.FBI agents say they found a crossbow, assault rifles, knives, tasers, baseball bats, and even bear spray. Many of the weapons, strapped to suspects sporting military helmets and ballistic vests, were used to beat Capitol police and smash into congressional offices, prosecutors say. Others, like a cooler full of Molotov cocktails ingredients, fortunately never saw use.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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The 4’11” Grandma Who Rules Reggae
Courtesy Gingko Press IncThe elegantly attired, 4’11” great grandmother might not have been easily identifiable as a music mogul to the industry insiders attending the American Association of Independent Music Awards at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on that day in the summer of 2015. Then Patricia Chin, co-founder of reggae label VP Records, stepped up to the stage to receive the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the first woman ever to have done so. “As I look out at the audience tonight, I imagine that many of you may be asking yourselves, ‘who is this Chinese lady with this big Jamaican accent, and what is VP Records?’” said Miss Pat, (as she is affectionately known) in her acceptance speech, to roaring applause. “In large part the story of VP Records is about a woman working behind the scenes and her journey for the past 50 years in the reggae music industry.”VP Records, established in Queens, New York, in 1979, with additional offices in Kingston, London, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo, is the world’s largest independent label, distributor, and publisher of reggae and dancehall music, controlling more than 25,000 song titles. In her forthcoming glossy coffee table memoir, Pat Chin: Miss Pat My Reggae Music Journey, Miss Pat tells VP’s story, which is inextricably tied to the development of Jamaica’s recording industry and the birth of ska, rocksteady and reggae. Miss Pat offers historical anecdotes about recording sessions with Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry when both were seeking greater fortunes. Accolades for Miss Pat are found throughout, including one from hip-hop godfather DJ Kool Herc, who says: “What Berry Gordy was to Motown, Patricia Chin is to VP Records and the reggae industry.”In the book’s most compelling passages, Miss Pat courageously details her life’s greatest challenges: the death of her infant son; fleeing Jamaica’s explosive politics of the 1970s, struggling to acclimate to another society; defying the sexist and racist attitudes she encountered as a non-white female working in the music business in New York City; becoming educated about alcoholism to help her embattled husband, VP Records co-founder, Vincent “Randy” Chin, who passed away in 2003; coping with the unsolved murder of her grandson, VP A&R Joel Chin, in 2011. “The process of writing my book was freeing,” Miss Pat told The Daily Beast in an early December interview via Zoom. “I wanted my book to be truthful, entertaining and interesting so I couldn’t leave out personal details, I want people to get to know me better instead of seeing me as just a music person.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Inside Jennifer Lopez’s Chaotic Inauguration Week, From Sex Cannibals and Botox to Biden
Patrick Semansky/AFP/GettyThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.It’s been an eventful week for Jennifer Lopez. Granted, this is J. Lo. I would venture that her typical week boasts more highlights for the bullet-point recap than most, but even by that standard, it was a big one for the Most Egregiously Snubbed Oscar Contender in Cinema History. (I am contractually obligated as a gay to bring up that Hustlers slight in a public forum at least once a month in perpetuity.)Read more at The Daily Beast.
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What Beats a Bungling Government? We’re About to Find Out.
Jim Watson/GettyFor the last four years the Trump administration has been at war with many things and many people, but one thread that’s been continuous throughout is their obsessive desire to destroy the government they failed to run. Over the last four years, the entire Republican Party has often seemed against government intervention or government anything, including government doing its job. Donald Trump has spent more time breaking the government than trying to fix it. He went to war with the Post Office, he declared COVID to be the states’ problem, and he refused to enact the Defense Production Act, which would have been an easy win for Trump.This anti-government government has been a particularly problematic way to run a country during a pandemic when Americans desperately need the government to roll out the vaccine and get a plan together to put said vaccine in people’s arms. Luckily, the guy America just elected to replace Trump is his exact opposite.One must look no further than Joe Biden’s love of Amtrak to know that Joe Biden believes in the federal government. Biden is after all a creature of the government: He did six terms in the Senate and served two stints as vice president. He, unlike the reality television host, understands how government works, and more importantly, he wants government to work, unlike many Republicans who seem to be in it to destroy it. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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ESPN Doesn’t Want to Talk About Conor McGregor’s Rape Case
Christian Petersen/GettyHours after the news broke on Jan. 19 that Conor McGregor, the star mixed martial arts fighter, had been sued in Ireland by a woman who claimed he’d raped her in 2018, ESPN weighed in.On the Tuesday evening edition of SportsCenter, ESPN described the sexual-assault allegation as an “alleged personal injury.” The “situation,” as they phrased it, had been investigated by police, though charges had not been filed. The anchor noted they’d confirmed this information with McGregor’s lawyer and added that McGregor had denied the allegations. The following morning, a different SportsCenter anchor recited the exact same script. The segment was followed by a commercial starring McGregor—for a brand of whiskey founded by McGregor.None of the above is false, but it’s far from a complete picture. According to court documents obtained by The New York Times, the woman in question was invited into McGregor’s bedroom where he propositioned her. When she declined, a struggle ensued. McGregor was physically restraining the alleged victim and while she was subdued, told her, “That’s how I felt in the Octagon, I had to tap myself out three times, that’s how I felt,” the lawsuit states. She was then raped by McGregor, the victim claims. The allegation was initially reported by the paper in 2019. At the time, McGregor was arrested and questioned by the police.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Is Accused Stalker and Kushner Family Friend Ken Kurson Donald Trump’s Most Disturbing Pardon?
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo GettyOn the day that Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, a Facebook friend of former New York Observer editor-in-chief Ken Kurson’s wrote on his wall, “Congrats on being pardoned for your crimes, I guess.”Kurson, a longtime close friend of Jared Kushner’s, had been arrested in October on charges of cyberstalking three people and harassing two in an elaborate revenge scheme to punish people he perceived as being responsible for the breakup of his marriage. Kurson, who has forcefully denied the allegations and had yet to go to trial, was one of the 74 people Donald Trump pardoned in the final hours of his presidency.There are three reasons Kurson’s pardon stood out to me. First, because I know him. I was the editor in chief of The New York Observer in 2011 and 2012, and Kurson, despite his limited background in journalism, was one of my successors. I met him early in my tenure at the paper that Jared Kushner had purchased a few years after graduating from Harvard, because Kurson—a Republican political consultant who worked for Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm, helped write his book Leadership and helped run his 2008 presidential campaign—was a close family friend who always seemed to be at events, in the office, or wherever the Kushners were. Second, while many of Trump’s pardons went to political cronies who’d committed crimes more or less on his behalf, Kurson’s was an obvious favor to Jared Kushner, whose father, Charles, also received a pardon. And finally, Kurson’s pardon stood out because of the ongoing threat that some of the people he allegedly stalked and harassed fear that he may pose to them now.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Photos show an unmarked NYPD car completely stripped after being stolen
The South Bronx sure knows how to strip a car — even an NYPD vehicle. These photos show a stolen, unmarked police car’s very thorough transformation into a scavenged clunker. The Ford Taurus, assigned to the Bronx Special Victims Unit, was last seen on Tuesday, parked outside a supermarket at East 167th and Fox Streets....
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