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City shuts down Staten Island trash hauler indicted in murder case

The Staten Island trash hauling company linked to an alleged murder-coverup will be shut down in the coming weeks after city authorities voted Wednesday to deny its application for a new operating license. The city’s Business Integrity Commission unanimously nixed an attempt by the company, Flag Container, to renew its hauling permit following garbage kingpin...
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CNN’s Ana Navarro slammed for Stephen Miller wedding day comment
CNN’s Ana Navarro was hit with an onslaught of criticism for mocking White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on his wedding day by saying, “God help us. It’s going to procreate.”
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Here's the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon
President Donald Trump runs his White House (and his life) by two simple principles:
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Brute cold-cocks man on Upper West Side
A brute cold-cocked and viciously assaulted a 55-year-old man while walking on the Upper West Side, cops said Tuesday. The violent encounter unfolded just before 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 5 when the unknown attacker ran up behind the 55-year-old and hit him in the head, knocking him to the ground, according to police. The brute...
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Medicare for All Would Save $450 Billion Annually While Preventing 68,000 Deaths, New Study Shows
"Our study is actually conservative, because it doesn't factor in the lives saved among underinsured Americans," study author Alison Galvani from the the Yale School of Public Health told Newsweek.
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Trump's Spiritual Adviser Paula White Warns Christians To Give To The Church Before Paying Their Mortgages, Electric Bills
President Donald Trump's spiritual adviser and longtime personal pastor warned thousands of Florida congregants to pay God and their churches before paying any personal bills.
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Bloomberg’s plan to tax financial transactions slammed by critics
Michael Bloomberg just proposed a tax on all financial transactions — and Wall Street is yawning. The former New York mayor said he would work with Congress to impose a 0.1-percent tax on all financial transactions, including stock and bond trades and payments on derivative contracts, as part of a plan to reduce wealth inequality...
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Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho
Some residents in Oregon are fed up with living under Democratic control of their state government and have launched a ballot initiative campaign to join Republican-led Idaho.
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Gerrit Cole responds to Gleyber Torres’ 2019 Astros allegations
TAMPA — Gerrit Cole met Gleyber Torres for the first time Monday, which was the same day the Yankees’ shortstop strongly accused last year’s Astros, which Cole helped pitch to the World Series by beating the Yankees in the ALCS, of cheating. Tuesday the Yankees’ ace responded to Torres’ accusations of sign stealing by the...
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Coronavirus concerns prompt Russia to bar Chinese citizens on temporary basis
Russia will bar entry of Chinese visitors into the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people and infected over 73,000. 
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FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives: 5 suspects in the last decade who remain at large
Here are five fugitives added to the list in the last decade who remain at large.
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A Georgia college student has been missing since Valentine's Day
Authorities in Georgia have escalated the search for a missing Fort Valley State University who was last seen on Valentine's Day.
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The coronavirus outbreak will hurt Q1 earnings. Here's why investors shouldn't freak out just yet
Apple's surprise warning that it won't meet its first quarter revenue guidance because of the coronavirus virus sent tremors through global financial markets. Investors awoke Tuesday to the idea that other companies with exposure to China might not meet their first quarter earnings expectations, either.
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McConnell reiterates support for Barr amid Stone sentencing fallout
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also supports the attorney general.
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Top lawyer for intelligence community to leave post
Jason Klitenic, general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will return to the private sector.
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Ex-prosecutor: Someone take away Trump's pardon pen. This is crazy
Trump announced he had commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who had served eight years of a 14-year sentence for the pay-for-play charges. Trump also announced pardons for former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, convicted of tax fraud and lying to officials, and Mike Milken, an investment banker who was convicted of felony charges that included securities fraud and conspiracy.
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Court rejects Huawei's lawsuit over federal defense spending law
District Judge Amos Mazzant determined that Congress acted within its powers when it passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
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Why Trump is letting a corrupt Democrat out of prison
If he can convince you that everyone is corrupt and the system is beyond help, he wins.
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Trump praises embattled Attorney General William Barr, says 'I do make his job harder'
"I do make his job harder," Trump said of Barr."He's a very straight shooter. We have a great attorney general and he's working very hard."       
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Amie Harwick’s life in photos
The noted sex therapist and ex-fiancé of Drew Carey passed away at the age of 38.
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Amie Harwick sought two restraining orders against ex-boyfriend before murder
One restraining order reportedly expired two weeks before her death.
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Former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer calls for 'steps to undo the electoral college,' end to filibuster
One of former President Obama's top advisers has called for the U.S. government to undergo a variety of "structural changes," including moves to eliminate the electoral college.
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Trump commutes sentences of Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik
President Trump issued a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, granting clemency to 11 people convicted of federal crimes, including former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and ex-New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.
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'I can sense the hurt': Mookie Betts, David Price give World Series hope to long-suffering Dodgers team
The Dodgers have won seven division titles in a row, but the franchise is still chasing its first World Series title since 1988.      
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What to expect from Mike Bloomberg’s vital first debate
It's a defining moment for Bloomberg. Here's what to expect.
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People like taste of insect ‘butter’ in their waffles, study finds
This is not the future we were promised. A new study suggests that the future of butter might be insects. The results show that butter made from insect fat might not just be healthier, but people may actually like the taste of it. Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium studied whether or not taste testers...
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Texas church expelled from Southern Baptist Convention for hiring sex offender as pastor
The Texas church is the first to be recommended for removal by the newly formed Credentials Committee, created last year to combat sexual abuse.        
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North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law
North Carolina's Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked the state's new voter ID law from taking effect, a move that will likely prevent it from being in place in time for the 2020 elections.
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If Democrats want paid leave, they should compromise with President Trump
For the fourth year in a row, President Trump called for paid family leave in his State of the Union address, a remarkable trend given past GOP silence on the issue. For years, Republican lawmakers tabled the idea of a modernized, federal paid leave plan. But under Trump, the party has shifted. Leading conservatives like...
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WWI helmets protect against shock waves as well as modern helmets, scientists discover
Scientists from Duke University have revealed that World War I helmets perform remarkably well against shock waves compared to their modern high-tech counterparts.
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Michael Bloomberg qualifies for debate in Nevada ahead of caucus
Michael Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic debate in Nevada after a national poll put him in second place behind Senator Bernie Sanders. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and BuzzFeed political reporter Miriam Elder join CBSN with the latest on the 2020 race.
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Banking Giant HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs Amid Restructuring
The bank says it will shed nearly 15% of its workforce and $100 billion in investments as it refocuses on growth markets in Asia and reduces operations in Europe and the U.S.
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Keilar shuts down Bloomberg spokesperson's defense: That's not going to do it
Jason Schechter, Chief Communications Officer for Michael Bloomberg's campaign, defended the former Mayor against reports of alleged previous sexist comments, saying Bloomberg's track record on women's issues speaks for itself.
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Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ's intervention in politically sensitive cases
The leaders of a group of federal judges will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to address growing concerns about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in politically sensitive cases, Megan Cruz, the executive director of the group, told CNN on Tuesday.
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Faye Swetlik died from asphyxiation hours after abduction, coroner says
A South Carolina first grader was killed hours after she was abducted from her home last week, a county coroner said Tuesday.
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Creighton vs. Marquette prediction: Strong offenses means take the Over
While a lot of teams in college basketball have been up and down with their scoring, Marquette is one that consistently has been putting up points. The Golden Eagles will look to post a big number at home against a Creighton bunch that leads the Big East in points per game in conference play. Marquette...
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Faye Swetlik's cause of death was asphyxiation, neighbor abducted and killed her, investigators say
Faye Swetlik, the 6-year-old girl who was found dead last Thursday in Cayce, S.C., after disappearing from her front yard three days earlier, was killed by her neighbor who acted as the "sole perpetrator," investigators said Tuesday.
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Warren blasts Bloomberg as an 'egomaniac billionaire'
It's the latest sign of what Bloomberg is likely to face at Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas.
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Uber whistleblower claims she was followed after making allegations
Uber said in a statement, "The company has no knowledge of ever hiring anyone to follow or personally investigate Susan Fowler."
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What states vote on Super Tuesday?
With no Democratic presidential primary candidate mounting an overwhelming lead in the delegate race in the nation’s first primary battles, Super Tuesday is poised to play an even bigger role in the 2020 presidential elections than it has in years past.
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Jason Chaffetz claims 'deep state' is 'scared to death' of Trump, Barr exposing misconduct
Former Utah congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the so-called  "deep state" is “scared to death” that President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will expose misconduct at the Department of Justice during the Russia investigation.
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Houston Astros Fan Sues Team After Sign-Stealing Scandal, Alleges They 'Secretly Put a Deficient Product on The Field'
A Houston Astros season ticket holder has filed a lawsuit against the team following the outcome of their 2017 sign-stealing scandal, claiming that the team "secretly put a deficient product on the field."
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Review: 'The $5 Shakespeare Company' finds laughs in the trip-ups of shoestring theater
Matthew Leavitt's play at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood is part farce, part loving tribute to small theater.
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Will Nevada become another Iowa caucus debacle?
Democratic campaigns and party activists in Nevada are expressing concern over the possibility of another caucus meltdown similar to what occurred in Iowa, according to multiple reports. As early voting began this week, multiple 2020 campaigns told The Washington Post that they had still not received any information from the Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP)...
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Dow, S&P 500 down after Apple's sales warning but off session lows
The Dow and S&P 500 were lower on Tuesday afternoon as a sales warning from tech bellwether Apple highlighted the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global supply chains.
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Listen to Episode 18 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Best NBA All-Star Weekend Ever?
What an iconic NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. From the Slam Dunk Contest to the 3-Point Shootout to the Skills Contest to the All-Star Game, the events were sensational and the scene in Chicago was remarkable. Kazeem Famuyide and I bring a brand-new All-Star edition of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast after our weekend in...
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Petting zoo owner faces cruelty charges after 30 dead pigs found in New Jersey
The owner of a New Jersey petting zoo has been indicted on animal cruelty charges after dozens of pigs were found dead, while other animals had injuries and diseases, according to reports. Dennis Sugar, 47, was indicted last month on charges of third-degree cruelty to animals resulting in serious bodily injury or death and fourth-degree...
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Ivy League men's basketball championship history
A look back at Ivy League men's basketball champions.
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Drew Carey's ex-fiancee Amie Harwick's cause of death revealed
The Los Angeles Medical Examiner revealed the cause of death of Dr. Amie Harwick, a family therapist and the ex-fiancée of comic and "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey.
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