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Iranian missiles land just 100 miles from Navy ships: report
Long-range missiles belonging to Iran splashed down Saturday just 100 miles from the Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group, Fox News reported.  At least two Iranian ballistic missiles exploded on impact when they hit the ocean about 100 miles from the nuclear aircraft carrier and other Navy vessels, sending debris in all directions, according to US...
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Man Arrested Near Capitol With Loaded Handgun And 500 Rounds Of Ammunition
Wesley Allen Beeler presented unauthorized inauguration credentials Friday night, police said. Beeler admitted to having the handgun in his pickup truck, according to police.
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Artist Kristina Libby honors COVID-19 victims with flower hearts around NYC
In April, not long after the pandemic forced New Yorkers into virtual lockdown, artist Kristina Libby began laying floral hearts around the city — a touching tribute to those who've lost loved ones to COVID-19.
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Missouri woman who allegedly posed with Pelosi's nameplate charged in connection with Capitol riot
A Missouri woman who appeared to pose with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's nameplate has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
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Kansas nurses refuse to give COVID-19 vaccines
Coffee County in Kansas has roughly 8,500 residents, but they won’t be getting their COVID-19 shots from the county health department’s four nurses. Department chief Lindsay Payer and her staffers have opted out of giving the injections because they have doubts about the safety of the Moderna vaccine, which the county is offering, local TV...
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Man Arrested in D.C. With Unauthorized Inauguration Credentials, a Loaded Gun, and Lots of Ammo
Police found a Glock loaded with a high-capacity magazine and 17 rounds of ammunition as well as 509 rounds for the pistol, including hollow-point bullets.
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How TV personality Bevy Smith went from broke to bodacious
TV and radio personality Bevy Smith, formerly of "Page Six TV," reveals how she turned her life around, in her new memoir, "Bevelations."
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‘Where are they going to go?’ D.C. activists help move people off the street before potential unrest
If protests again turn ugly during the inauguration, those without shelter could be caught between battling police and extremists or make easy targets.
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Ex-Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones 'turning herself in' to face new charge
In a series of tweets Jones alleges that Florida authorities issued a warrant for her arrest on an unspecified charge as an act of retaliation.        
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1 dead, 1 wounded during shooting inside NYC building: Cops
A woman was killed and a man injured in a broad daylight shooting in Harlem Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened at around 12:40 p.m. inside a first-floor hallway of a building at West 150th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., police said. The unidentified woman, who was in her 20s or 30s, was shot...
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Twitter says ‘bug’ prevented users from searching Lincoln Project Aamid sexual misconduct allegations
Twitter said it was a “bug” that prevented users from searching the Lincoln Project, after one of the founders admitted to sending “inappropriate” messages to multiple men. 
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Kevin Knox may be part of potential Knicks lineup shakeup
Tom Thibodeau reiterated Saturday that “everything is on the table,” for the Knicks to potentially shake up their lineup while stuck in a five-game losing streak. Rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley has put his name in the hat with the recent jolt he has delivered off the bench, but so has another Kentucky product with...
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NYC DOE cancels 105 pre-K programs, leaving parents in the lurch
The Department of Education has canceled 105 community pre-kindergarten schools that applied to continue programs this fall, The Post has learned. That’s 11 percent of the 997 current sites serving families citywide. The Brooklyn Archdiocese, which will be forced to close pre-K programs at three Catholic schools in Queens and two in Brooklyn, sent a...
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Sofia Bekatorou: Olympic medalist's decision to speak out over alleged 1998 sexual assault sparks public outcry in Greece
Greek Olympic gold medalist Sofia Bekatorou's very public detailing of her alleged sexual assault in 1998 by a high-ranking Hellenic Sailing Federation (HSF) official has sparked an outcry in the Mediterranean country over the way her revelations were initially dealt with.
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NFL Playoffs: Best photos from the divisional around
Eight teams are playing for a berth in the NFL's conference championship games.        
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Sexually frustrated: NYC ‘sex house’ residents moan about orgy-killing COVID
After 10 months of social distancing, the residents of Brooklyn’s communal “sex houses” are frustrated, to say the least. “I’d give my left testicle to go to an orgy,” said Kenneth Play, co-founder of Hacienda Villa. Play is one of more than 30 residents, ranging from ages 20-45, who live in the three Bushwick houses...
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UFC on ABC 1 results: Carlos Condit outgrapples Matt Brown en route to unanimous win
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown finally went down at UFC on ABC 1, with "The Natural Born Killer" earning a win.        Related StoriesUFC on ABC 1 results: Carlos Condit outgrapples Matt Brown en route to unanimous win - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown to close contract at UFC on ABC 1Video: Punahele Soriano rocks Dusko Todorovic, gets UFC on ABC era started with a bang 
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Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency
Biden will rescind the travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries and rejoin the Paris climate accords in the first days of his presidency.
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‘Star Wars’ spinoff has sleepy English village ready for galactic dogfight
Townsfolk aren't happy with Disney for building a colossal set for the entertainment giant's Star Wars TV series "Kenobi" starring Ewan McGregor as the legendary Jedi Master, the Sun reported.
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Jill Biden to make appearance during inaugural TV programming aimed at kids
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced a lineup of television programming in the days leading up to the inauguration.        
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David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal K.I.T.T. car from the iconic 'Knight Rider' series
David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal K.I.T.T. car, a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am styled after the iconic car used in his 1980s television series "Knight Rider."
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Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo
Wesley Allen Beeler was stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
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U.S. Capitol Police arrest man with unregistered Glock, 509 rounds of ammunition in Washington
U.S. Capitol police arrested a man at a security checkpoint Friday night with an unregistered Glock handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. 
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How to bridge divide between MLB and its players
Would you start a baseball game during a monsoon if the weather forecast called for vastly better conditions in the near future? You would not, because you are not silly. Nevertheless, Major League Baseball’s current schedule calls for spring training to start in mid-February, as originally planned, with an April 1 Opening Day. Even though...
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D.C. Cop Pinned by Mob Says 'It Was My Pleasure to Crush a White Nationalist Insurrection'
"If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free," Daniel Hodges told NBC News on Thursday.
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Twitter reacts to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown to close contract at UFC on ABC 1
See the top Twitter reactions to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown at UFC on ABC 1.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 1 play-by-play and live results (noon ET)Fight Game on the 'Gram: Calvin Kattar's best posts before UFC on ABC 1Fight Game on the 'Gram: Max Holloway's best posts before UFC on ABC 1 
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No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp
Liam Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes to lead No. 23 Minnesota to a 75-57 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Saturday, handing the Wolverines their first loss.
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Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The swearing-in of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Wednesday, will acknowledge historical milestones as the first Latina Supreme Court justice oversees the ceremony.
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These 11 countries have completely escaped COVID-19
COVID-19 is everywhere – or is it? As odd as it sounds, there are 11 countries that have remained pandemic-free since the coronavirus ravaged the rest of the world. Not shockingly, they are Pacific island nations with little to no outside traffic and who locked down early, banning all international visitors from their shores. The...
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No. 19 Minnesota hands No. 5 Michigan its first loss of season in a rout
The Michigan Wolverines basketball team are undefeated no longer after getting routed by the Golden Gophers 75-57 in Minnesota.       
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49ers heap praise on new Jets coach Robert Saleh
The 49ers said their goodbyes to new Jets coach Robert Saleh on Saturday. Saleh spent the past four seasons as the 49ers defensive coordinator, and he turned a San Francisco defense that was ranked dead last before he got there into a top-five unit. The Jets hired him to replace Adam Gase on Thursday and...
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Trump to flee Washington and seek rehabilitation in a MAGA oasis: Florida
Allies are at work to establish a Trump fiefdom in the battleground state aimed at maintaining his influence over Republican politics.
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Bills Vs. Ravens Live Stream: How To Watch The NFL Playoffs Online For Free
Which team will advance to the AFC Conference Championship game?
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Egor Shrangovich's OT goal gives Devils 2-1 win over Bruins
Yegor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
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After Twitter Complained of Censorship, Uganda's Election Ends in Disputes
Critics have complained about Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account on the one hand and condemning Uganda's internet shutdown on the other.
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NTSB officials arrive in Indonesia to investigate Sriwijaya Air plane crash
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board officials have arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to join the investigation into the crash of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500, officials said Saturday.
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Liddell, No. 21 Ohio St power past No. 14 Illinois 87-81
E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.
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Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More
The actions for Day 1 were laid out in a memo by his chief of staff. The president-elect will extend pauses on student loan payments and evictions, plus send an immigration bill to Congress.
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House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack
Lawmakers want to know what the intelligence community knew about the planned attack, and why they didn't prepare more thoroughly.
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Tennell, Karen Chen selected for US team for skating worlds
National champion Bradie Tennell and third-place finisher Karen Chen were selected Saturday by U.S. Figure Skating for the world championships team.
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What Biden wants to do on immigration, briefly explained
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan for combating the coronavirus and jump-starting the nation’s economy on January 14, in Wilmington, Delaware. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden’s immigration plan would include a pathway to citizenship. But it could face an uncertain future in Congress. President-elect Joe Biden plans to introduce a sweeping package of immigration reforms — including a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants — shortly after he takes office, according to the Los Angeles Times. The proposed bill provides the clearest picture yet of Biden’s immigration agenda, and it has been greeted favorably by immigration activists. At the center of the measure would be an eight-year track to citizenship: Immigrants would be eligible for legal permanent resident status after five years, and for citizenship three years after that. Specific groups — such as DREAMers, recipients of Temporary Protected Status, and essential workers — would be eligible for a quicker path to citizenship. That change, as well as other portions of the plan, was previewed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a conversation with Univision journalist Ilia Calderón this week. “It’s a smarter and much more humane way of approaching immigration,” Harris told Calderón of the proposed package of reforms, according to Politico. Biden and Harris both met with immigration activists on Thursday to discuss their immigration agenda. Hector Sanchez Barba, who leads the group Mi Familia Vota and attended the private meeting, told Politico it is “the most aggressive agenda that I have seen on immigration reform from day one — not only the legislative package, but also executive orders.” Details about the Biden-Harris plan have emerged even as congressional Democrats unveil their own immigration measures. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, along with Senator-designate Alex Padilla, who will replace Harris for California in the Senate once she is sworn in as vice president on January 20, detailed a plan to create an expedited pathway to citizenship for undocumented frontline workers on a press call Friday. “Undocumented essential workers braved harsh conditions on farms, in packed meat factories, and took buses to clean homes, offices, and medical facilities,” Padilla, who was previously California’s secretary of state, wrote on Twitter this week. “It’s time to offer these essential community members a pathway to citizenship in the next COVID bill.” Undocumented essential workers braved harsh conditions on farms, in packed meat factories, and took buses to clean homes, offices, and medical facilities. It's time to offer these essential community members a pathway to citizenship in the next COVID bill.— Alex Padilla (@AlexPadilla4CA) January 12, 2021 If passed, the proposals from Biden, and from Castro and Padilla, would represent major legislative victories. According to the LA Times, the Biden-Harris plan would be the “most sweeping and comprehensive immigration package since President Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which granted legal status to 3 million people who were in the country without documentation.” But though some members of Congress have encouraged Biden to take bold steps on the issue — as the bill outlined by the Times would be — others have been more cautious. “I’m not ruling out a larger bill, but I want to take it a step at a time,” Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin told Politico. “I don’t want to overplay my hand. I want to be mindful that bipartisan support is essential to victory in the Senate.” Durbin, who will take up the title of Senate Majority Whip in the new 50-50 Senate after Harris becomes the tie-breaking vote on January 20, is the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate and is set to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee once Democrats claim the majority. Biden’s plan stands in stark contrast to Trump’s immigration policies Regardless of the prospects for a more sweeping Biden immigration bill in Congress, the president-elect plans to pursue an immigration agenda radically different from his predecessor’s when he assumes the presidency on January 20. Trump, who rallied supporters in 2016 with a promise to “build a great wall” and make Mexico pay for it (Mexico did not pay for it), spent his four years in office pursuing a draconian immigration agenda and dramatically slashing immigration to the US — measures spearheaded by Trump’s top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, who has deep ties to white supremacy. Biden’s agenda, by comparison, would see border wall construction grind to a halt, eliminate Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries, and see the annual US refugee cap rebound to 125,000 refugees, compared to the cap of 15,000 imposed by Trump. According to Reuters, Biden has also indicated he intends to end Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers at the southern border and extend Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelan refugees in the US. Biden has also promised to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was first created during the Obama administration, and said he will ask Congress to make the program permanent. Trump attempted to end DACA, which protects about 700,000 immigrants known as DREAMers, during his first year in office but was blocked by the Supreme Court in June 2020. As Vox’s Nicole Narea wrote in August last year, Biden’s picks to lead key US immigration agencies could also lead to some significant policy shifts. According to Narea, Biden has proposed some ways that he would try to change the culture at the immigration agencies. He would focus on deporting only immigrants who pose a threat to national security and public safety — a designation that relies largely on the discretion of individual immigration officers. He would also improve accountability for immigration agencies like CBP and ICE. (His plan isn’t specific about what this accountability would look like.) He calls for ending for-profit detention centers, which have been sites of some of the most egregious abuses of immigrants in recent years. And he would work towards making the immigration courts more independent from the DOJ. In November, Biden announced that he had chosen Alejandro Mayorkas to run the Department of Homeland Security. If confirmed, Mayorkas, who was deputy DHS secretary during the Obama administration, would make history as the first immigrant and the first Hispanic person to serve as DHS secretary, according to the Washington Post. “When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” Mayorkas said on Twitter after his selection was announced. “Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS Secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones.” When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge. Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS Secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones.— Alejandro Mayorkas (@AliMayorkas) November 23, 2020 Mayorkas’s tweet also underscores the major tonal shift that a Biden administration will bring to immigration issues, even beyond policy specifics. And immigration reform advocates say that a sweeping immigration package would send an even clearer message. “I believe that our nation has been traumatized,” Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair Rep. Raul Ruiz told the Los Angeles Times. “We need to be able to change the narrative to heal from that, to build trust amongst communities and to tone down the hateful rhetoric from the Trump administration. And to really show — not only ourselves but the world — that America still at its core is good and will uphold our humanitarian values.”
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Virginia man arrested at inauguration security checkpoint in possession of gun, 500 rounds ammo and unauthorized credential, police say
Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was arrested on weapons charges by Capitol police on Friday. His family said he is a private security guard and was not trying to sneak past a checkpoint.
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Nordstrom's entire clearance section is on sale right now—here's what to buy
Shop this Nordstrom sale to get an extra 25% off your clearance purchase for men, women and the home—get the details.       
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Smith helps No. 17 Missouri beat Texas A&M 68-52
Dru Smith scored 15 points and No. 17 Missouri shook off rust from an 11-day layoff due to COVID-19 protocols to beat Texas A&M 68-52 on Saturday.
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Biden: Advisers to lead with 'science and truth'
In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden said the team of scientific advisers he introduced Saturday will lead with "science and truth. We believe in both." (Jan. 16)       
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Woman says she warned Capitol Police about ‘QAnon Shaman’ rioter Jake Angeli in December
A Philadelphia woman claims she warned Capitol Police in December about a potentially violent protester, but says cops did nothing and even allowed him to carry a weapon on congressional Capitol grounds. Melissa Byrne, a 41-year-old political organizer, was in Washington, D.C., for a COVID-relief event on Dec. 14 when she saw Jacob Chansley, also...
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COVID data analyst Rebekah Jones says she is turning herself in to police
The Florida data analyst who claims she was fired because she wouldn’t doctor state coronavirus data tweeted Saturday she was turning herself into police — though it’s unclear exactly why. “To protect my family from continued police violence, and to show that I’m ready to fight whatever they throw at me, I’m turning myself into...
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An ever-changing tradition
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
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