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China reiterates support for Hong Kong government on extradition law

China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government in passing an extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, the foreign ministry reiterated on Wednesday.
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Modi models a tight grip on power as Trump visits India
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A Chris Kreider trade could have considerable Rangers fallout
Tick, tick, tick. As the clock droned on and Sunday afternoon turned to Sunday evening, still with no smoke signal as to the Rangers and Chris Kreider getting any closer to signing a contract extension, it seemed more and more likely the Blueshirts were going to move on from their 28-year-old power forward and find...
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South Korean cases surge past 600 as global epidemic grows
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The Democratic Party’s presidential delegate process
To become the Democratic Party’s nominee, a candidate needs to win a majority of the party’s delegates. Here’s how that happens.
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Boys, 13, Charged With Murder for Fire at California Library That Killed 2 Firefighters
Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Library
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Skip Bayless Says LeBron James Has 'Seriously Considered' Running for POTUS
U.S. presidential races have seen their fair share of unorthodox and out of the ordinary candidates in recent years. However, if a recent report is true, we haven't seen anything yet.
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Best Presidential Candidate in 40 Years: Michael Douglas Hits the Campaign Trail for Bloomberg
Actor Michael Douglas is hitting the Democrat primary campaign trail for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Raf Simons joins Prada as the fashion label's new co-creative director
Miuccia Prada will share the design spotlight at Prada along with the celebrity-beloved Belgian designer.
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I caught Iran sending hundreds of ‘child soldiers’ into Syria
I first met Qassem four years ago, at the height of the European refugee crisis. The BBC had sent me to capture the stories of Mideast migrants, thousands of whom would daily wash ashore on the Greek isles. He was around 15, malnourished and clearly traumatized. As we sat together in a cabin at a...
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Dennis Smith Jr. taking new approach to this Knicks opportunity
Frank Ntilikina’s path forward faces a familiar roadblock. Coming off his best scoring effort in more than six weeks, the 21-year-old Frenchman could be sidelined Monday in Houston with a sore groin. Ntilikina, who is listed as questionable after scoring 14 points in Friday’s loss to the Pacers, missed back-to-back games in 2020 on two...
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Oil prices skid on demand concerns as virus spreads globally
Oil prices tumbled nearly 3% towards a one-week low on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus in several countries outside China left investors fretting about a hit to demand.
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Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety
Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East.
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Judge Denies Roger Stone's Motion to Have Her Removed From Case, Says His Legal Team Didn't Provide 'Factual or Legal Support'
Lawyers defending Stone filed a motion Saturday seeking to remove Judge Amy Berman Jackson from the case.
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Marianne Williamson endorses Bernie Sanders after his Nevada win
Self-help guru Marianne Williamson on Sunday endorsed her former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders one day after the Vermont senator handily won the Nevada caucuses. Williamson, who suspended her own long-shot campaign for president last month, made the announcement at Sanders’ campaign rally in Austin, Texas. “Bernie Sanders has been taking a stand for a very...
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Magic Johnson on Kobe Bryant's death: It will be hard for L.A. to move on
On the eve of Kobe Bryant's memorial at Staples Center, Lakers legend Magic Johnson talks about what Kobe Bryant meant to Los Angeles.
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Mike Slater: Newsom's call for 'housing prescriptions' to solve homelessness 'fundamentally misses' problem
California radio host Mike Slater responded Sunday to Gov. Gavin Newsom's suggestion that doctors "should be able" to prescribe housing like they do medicine, calling it "so off the charts that you don’t even know where to begin."
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New Zealand extends ban on arrivals from China on coronavirus fears
New Zealand has extended a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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Schumer: Chinese-owned TikTok app could lead to TSA data breach
The US Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it was barring employees from using the Chinese-owned video app TikTok to post on the agency’s website. The announcement came in the wake of warnings from Sen. Chuck Schumer that the popular app, which was banned by the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies, could pose...
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DOI’s backlog of NYC employee background checks could take 4 years to fix
The city’s top watchdog agency is so behind in conducting background checks for new city employees that it doesn’t expect to catch up for another three to four years, a top official said. In preparation for a City Council hearing on the subject Monday, Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett sent a memo last month...
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Bernie Sanders defends Fidel Castro's socialist Cuba: 'Unfair to simply say everything is bad'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats' presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday, "it's unfair to simply say everything is bad." 
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Ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik: Trump pardon ‘was a good day for me’
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik says he was left stunned after President Trump called him last week to say he granted him a full pardon. “It was pretty surprising,” Kerik told John Catsimatidis during an interview that aired Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970. He said he got a call on his cell phone...
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Trump's chief of staff doesn't attend India trip because of cold, sources say
President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney did not travel with him to India as scheduled at the last minute, according to four people who say he has a cold and was advised not to go.
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Rihanna delivers powerful speech at NAACP Image Awards
The icon's words evoked multiple thunderous rounds of applause from the audience of famous faces.
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Trump set for his biggest rally crowd yet in whirlwind visit to India amid trade friction
Trump is expected to be feted in a two-day diplomatic spectacle aimed at highlighting U.S.-Indian relations amid escalating trade frictions.       
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‘Outlander’ Season 5 Episode 2: Why Claire’s Penicillin Project is Her Most Dangerous One Yet
We are staunchly Team Brianna on this one.
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NYPD issues new strict social media policy as it investigates leaks
The NYPD has issued a new strict social media policy for its officers  — as the top brass tries to tamp down on leaks and Internal Affairs probes a union head’s often antagonistic online rhetoric, The Post has learned. The new policy, which was issued on Feb. 12, tells officers not to post any information...
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Submission Underground 11: Boehm, Magalhaes claim tag-team win; Mike Perry outlasts Al Iaquinta
In a tag-team matchup, Kyle Boehm and Vinny Magalhaes claimed overtime victory over Craig Jones and Nicky Rodriguez at SUG 11.        Related StoriesSean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Paul Felder after UFC on ESPN+ 26 loss?MMA's week out of the cage: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov get on the same pageToday in MMA History: Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche become first women to fight in UFC 
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Four Chinese provinces lower coronavirus emergency response level
Four Chinese provinces Yunnan, Guangdong, Shanxi and Guizhou on Monday lowered their coronavirus emergency response measures, local health commissions said.
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South Korea reports 161 new cases of coronavirus, brings total to 763
South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.
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Marianne Williamson Backs Bernie Sanders: 'The Energy Is Unquestionably' with Him
Former presidential candidate and self-help guru Marianne Williamson (D) endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Sunday, appearing alongside the socialist senator at his rally in Austin, Texas.
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Jaime Barría makes his case for Angels rotation by throwing strikes
Jaime Barría is back to throwing his sinking fastball again, and the early results are encouraging as the young pitcher hopes to crack the Angels' rotation.
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Sanders sends Democratic establishment into panic mode
"In 30-plus years of politics, I’ve never seen this level of doom," said one prominent centrist Democrat.
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Raptors embarrass Pacers with franchise-record blowout
Toronto was in control from the opening tip, cruising to a 127-81 win that marked the largest margin of victory in team history.       
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Judge Amy Berman Jackson denies Roger Stone's request for her recusal
Judge Army Berman Jackson, who presided over the case of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, filed a motion Sunday denying Stone’s request that she be removed from deciding whether he can have a new trial.
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Jussie Smollett to appear in court on renewed felony charges
Disgraced “Empire” star Jussie Smollett will once again appear in a Chicago court Monday on renewed felony charges for allegedly staging a hate crime.
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For Trump, it's ego over security when it comes to intelligence
With the recent appointment of Richard Grenell to acting Director of National Intelligence, Samantha Vinograd writes, "There's been a worrisome trend underway when it comes to intelligence, one which Grenell is well positioned to accelerate: censoring intelligence." She argues that as information — and access to it — becomes politicized, the result puts Americans and American democracy in danger.
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WRAPUP 1-Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears
Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.
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Third Manhattan College student says creep broke into her apartment
The Post has learned there was a third student at Manhattan College who woke up to a man in her apartment bedroom –– a hair-raising 2016 incident that is creepily reminiscent of two reports of break-ins made by students in recent weeks. The victim –– who was a student at the time at the Bronx-based private...
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Israel and Palestinian militants exchange fire as graphic video of Israeli bulldozer carrying a body goes viral
The Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchanged fire on Sunday, hours after a graphic video showing an Israeli army bulldozer scraping the body of a dead man off the ground went viral.
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Harrison Ford's secret to a happy marriage
Forget marriage counseling or couples therapy. Harrison Ford has the secret to a long-lasting marriage and it's quite simple.
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USC's NCAA tournament hopes sustain another blow with loss to Utah
USC tries to rally from a 15-point deficit but falls short in a 79-65 loss to Utah that severely hampers their aspirations of making the NCAA tournament.
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Bernie Sanders, powered by diverse liberal coalition, forces a reckoning for Democrats
With emphatic Nevada win, Sanders brings his insurgency closer to a takeover of the party, prompting a season of open hostility.
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De Blasio’s use of encrypted messaging app Signal poses legal questions
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s use of an encrypted messaging app on his private phone poses serious ethical and legal questions, government watchdog groups said Sunday. The app, Signal, features end-to-end encryption and is “painstakingly engineered to keep your communication safe,” the company’s website boasts. “We can’t see your messages or your calls, and no one...
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UCLA quickly transforming into one of the Pac-12's most feared teams
Over the course of UCLA's five-game winning streak, the Bruins have demonstrated they can compete with the best the Pac-12 has to offer.
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De Blasio’s next bike lane will plague Sixth Avenue
New York City transportation authorities have inflicted lots of bike lanes on locations where they are particularly inappropriate. But for sneering, arrogant disregard — make that contempt — for the surroundings, none can equal the plan for a “protected” bike lane along Midtown’s Sixth Avenue from West 35th Street to Central Park South this year....
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After blowout loss, Butler hoping only thing it lost Sunday was the game
The blowout defeat was bad enough. Of more concern to Butler is the condition of senior guard Kamar Baldwin.       
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Michael Bloomberg: 'I'm Not a Big Fan of Everybody Having Guns'
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic Party presidential hopeful, said Sunday on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" that he was not a fan of everyone having a gun.
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From single early states to a sprawling national race: The presidential candidates face their new reality.
The expansion of the race into a swath of the country after Saturday’s South Carolina primary will test the resources and popularity of the trailing Democratic candidates.
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