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Barros Schelotto: Jugadores como Zlatan Ibrahimovic no se pueden reemplazar
Schelotto reconoció que la llegada de Chicharito no puede ser equivalente a la calidad de Zlatan
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Trump, Democrats offer dueling arguments on impeachment
The Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government.
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Foreign powers to discuss ways out Libya crisis with rival camps
Libyan rival camps and their foreign backers will attend a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to end a proxy war over the capital Tripoli and the oil producer, which has displaced 140,000 and now more than halved the country's crude output.
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A second horse has died at Santa Anita Park since the beginning of the year
A 6-year-old horse was euthanized at Santa Anita Park on Friday, the second horse to die at the famed California racetrack this year.
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Donald Trump Legal Team Argues Impeachment Is Constitutionally Invalid
"These articles of impeachment are constitutionally invalid on their face," the response to the Senate impeachment summons reads. "They fail to allege any crime or violation of law whatsoever let alone high crimes and misdemeanors."
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Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist dilemma nearing Eli Manning level
They arrived in New York, one after the other over a two-year span, but they appear to be getting phased out concurrently at the end of their distinguished careers as the centerpieces of their respective organizations. Henrik Lundqvist doesn’t recall ever meeting Eli Manning, but without anything being made official by the Rangers, he also...
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House Democrats urge Senate to 'eliminate the threat' of Trump, in opening impeachment trial salvo
House impeachment managers file their opening briefings in their case against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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Trump Legal Team Denies Impeachment Charges in First Official Response
In a six-page letter formally responding to the impeachment charges, President Trump’s lawyers rejected the case against him as illegitimate and called the effort to remove him dangerous.
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Vatican orders Cardinal Dolan to probe Bishop DiMarzio sex abuse allegations
The Vatican has ordered Timothy Cardinal Dolan to probe allegations that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio sexually abused an altar boy at a New Jersey church in the 1970s, The Post has learned. On Jan. 7, “the Cardinal received instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that he is to begin an investigation....
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Read The White House Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons
The response is a formal part of the process in the Senate impeachment trial, which begins Tuesday.
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UFC 246: Take the underdog in Maurice Greene-Aleksei Oleinik bout
Maurice Greene versus Aleksei Oleinik is a heavyweight fight on the main card of Saturday night’s UFC 246 in Las Vegas, and it’s the “Don’t judge a book by its cover” bout of the night. Greene, 33, is a 6-foot-7, kickboxing-based fighter with a professional record of 8-3, but he’s raw as three-week-old sushi. His...
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McGregor vs. Cowboy: How to watch UFC 246, fight card, odds
Conor McGregor is back in the octagon for the first time since 2018, but his UFC 246 comeback won’t be a cakewalk. The brash Irishman will take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Las Vegas, his first UFC action since an October 2018 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Once...
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¿La tercera será la vencida para el mexicano Rodrigo Prieto en el Óscar?
El cinefotógrafo logra una nueva nominación con 'The Irishman' y de convierte en la esperanza mexicana
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House Democrats call Trump a 'danger' to U.S. national security in formal argument for his removal
Trump's legal team told the Senate that impeachment was an attempt to overturn the 2016 election and that the articles were legally defective.       
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Kars4Kids ad gets new kids, but song remains as annoying as ever
It’s the jingle that’s been stuck in our collective conscience for two decades — and now, TV viewers are feeling fresh torture over the Kars4Kids commercial. Over the past few weeks, some noticed the ad looked a little different: same black and pink wardrobe palette; same blindingly white set with a hot pink violin and...
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Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons,' report says
Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on "The Simpsons," according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on.
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Trump legal team planning aggressive response to impeachment summons
President Trump’s legal team will categorically reject the articles of impeachment and charges levied against the president in their official response to a Senate summons Saturday evening, sources close to the president’s legal team confirmed to The Post. The response, which has to be submitted by Saturday night, will call the articles constitutionally invalid and...
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National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump
The National Archives apologizes on Saturday after admitting to digitally altering a photo that criticized President Trump and other references deemed inappropriate.
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Jose Altuve’s brash prediction amid Astros cheating scandal
Jose Altuve proved not all of the Astros’ bravado has been washed away by their sign-stealing scandal. The Houston second baseman said Saturday that the team “will be fine” in the wake of an MLB report confirming the Astros illegally used a center field camera to relay pitches to hitters from 2017 to parts of...
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No Guns Allowed at Virginia Capitol as Commonwealth Gears up for Massive Rally on Monday
"Ironically, this outcome will only further embolden Second Amendment supporters to be even louder for their rights," a gun-rights group said in response.
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Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director
Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria ​struck in 2017.
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NBA Fastbreak: How to tell the buyers from the sellers ahead of trade deadline
Just because an NBA team isn't making a playing push, that doesn't mean it might not kick the tires and contemplate life with a different cast.
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Thousands gather for Women's March rallies across the US
Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C.
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Police fire teargas as gilets jaunes protests return to Paris
Clashes come on 45th day of strike with 59 arrests and claims police beat protesterFrench police fired teargas under a rain of projectiles, used stun grenades and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of “yellow vest” anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.Demonstrators shouted slogans denouncing the police, the president, Emmanuel Macron, and his pension reforms that have triggered the longest French transport strike in decades. Continue reading...
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House Democrats make their case for removing Trump from office
House Democrats on Saturday released their argument for why President Donald Trump should be removed from office by the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial.
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Starbucks still throwing away boxes of food after no-waste pledge
The Post scoured seven Manhattan store locations on a recent weeknight and found trash bags full of unsold food — much of it pristinely preserved in original packaging.
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The next mega disasters that could happen at any moment (and kill us all)
From supervolcanos to asteroids to infectious diseases, here are some ways we all could die.
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Police toss arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.
A New Orleans security officer declined to pursue the case.
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U.S. House files brief laying out abuse of power, obstruction case against Trump
The U.S. lawmakers managing the impeachment case against Donald Trump filed a brief on Saturday laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president.
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La orina daña escaleras eléctricas del Metro de Ciudad de México
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — Los usuarios del sistema del metro de Ciudad de México suelen culpar a los funcionarios de las escaleras eléctricas descompuestas en las estaciones, pero los empleados del metro tienen otra explicación: la enorme cantidad de orina.
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Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'
President Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a full-throttled defense to the articles of impeachment, refuting the substance and process of the charges while accusing House Democrats of engaging in a "dangerous attack" on the right of the American people to freely choose their president. 
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Impeachment managers release legal brief ahead of Senate trial
President Trump's impeachment trial is set to begin in the Senate on Tuesday
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Virginia House Republican leader to hate groups: 'You are not welcome here'
The Virginia House Republican leader said anyone spreading "white supremacist garbage" is not welcome in Richmond after a state of emergency was declared because of threats surrounding a gun rights rally planned for Monday.
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Knicks front office’s hiding act is looking worse by the day
LaMelo Ball has shut it down in Australia with a foot injury, but still should be a top-three pick in the upcoming draft. According to a source, the Knicks never got a chance to see the 6-foot-7 forward play live Down Under. Brass had plotted a trip for this month. In Ball’s last two games...
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Academy members viciously reveal why Lopez, Sandler, Murphy got snubbed from Oscars
Acting legend Terry Moore has one piece of advice for Jennifer Lopez, after the A-lister was snubbed for an Oscar nomination this week: “Get over it.” Besides, the 91-year-old, who was nominated in 1952 for a best-supporting actress award for “Come Back, Little Sheba,” believes Lopez’s performance — which was widely expected to garner a...
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Queen Elizabeth pulls off hard but graceful Megxit
In a stunningly hard but gracefully crafted Megxit, Queen Elizabeth II signaled yesterday that she wasn’t going to put up with any more nonsense from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video, calls it a lie
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders’s campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video which falsely shows Biden supporting the privatization of Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it.
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'Brazen and unlawful': Trump team attacks House impeachment effort in first formal response
Saturday’s initial reply will be followed by a more exhaustive trial brief that’s due on Monday.
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National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women's March photo: 'We made a mistake'
The National Archives on Saturday apologized for having blurred out signs in a photograph of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. showcased at the museum -- saying it would review policies and replace the image.
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Karlie Kloss skips brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s 10th anniversary bash
Kloss — who is married to Jared’s younger brother Joshua Kushner -- was in St. Louis during the shindig.
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Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed
U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a resounding rejection of the House of Representatives' impeachment of him, calling the charges against Trump a "dangerous attack" on Americans and their right to vote.
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Trump's legal team to deliver extensive and aggressive impeachment response, sources say
The response from Donald Trump's legal team to the secretary of the Senate -- due at 6 p.m. -- will extensively respond to the charges against the President in their answer to the summons sent to the White House on Thursday, sources close to the legal team say.
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Andrew McCarthy: On Trump impeachment, consider these fantasy thought experiments
On Ukraine, nothing of consequence came of President Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop excesses. Sure, they ought to be a 2020 campaign issue. Democrats, instead, would have us exaggerate them into historically extraordinary wrongs.
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Column: NHL observations: Gerard Gallant's magic touch will be missed by Golden Knights
Gerard Gallant's firing by the Vegas Golden Knights was shocking, but he won't be out of the NHL long.
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores second consecutive hat trick, ties for ninth on career goal list
Alex Ovechkin scores three times in Capitals' 6-4 win against Islanders to pass Mario Lemieux and tie Steve Yzerman on the all-time goal list.       
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UK divided over Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's loss of royal titles
Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace simultaneously released statements on Saturday confirming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their royal titles following the impending completion of "Megxit."
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foxnews.com
The Trump administration wants to weaken Obama’s school lunch rules. Again.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits a Maryland school given a 2009 USDA prize for promoting health. | Alex Wong/Getty Images On her birthday, the Department of Agriculture announced it plans to nix school lunch requirements championed by Michelle Obama. Friday marked the Trump administration’s second attempt in loosening regulations governing school meals that were implemented under former President Barack Obama. The administration’s latest target: fresh vegetables and fruit. The current meal regulations were established under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 spearheaded by Michelle Obama. That law set new standards for school meals for students in grades K-12 to ensure children were receiving more vegetables, fruits, whole-grain rich foods, and fat-free milk. For example, the law required students to have fruit with every school breakfast, and mandated schools serve a set amount of a variety of vegetables that include both leafy greens and starchy plants. But the Department of Agriculture argues the Obama-era rules are leading to high costs and rampant food waste. On Friday — Michelle Obama’s birthday — the department announced its proposal to change those rules. “Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement to The New York Times. “We listened and now we’re getting to work.” The Department of Agriculture’s own research on the effects of the Obama-era rules undercut this claim, however. In its 2019 “School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study,” the department found no dramatic changes in the amount of food waste, and also found compliance with the rules led to better participation rates in school meal programs. Experts fear that should the rules be changed, schools will try to substitute fresh fruit and vegetables with more cost-efficient foods that lack nutrition. For example, experts worry baked sweets like muffins could be substituted for servings of fruit, and that potato products such as french fries could replace green vegetables. The department has admitted new foods might be introduced, but has framed that as a good thing. It wants cafeterias to be allowed to serve a la carte items like hamburgers that students can choose instead of a full meal. In the past Perdue has argued that the most important thing is making sure students eat — he said in 2017 he believes healthy meals are “ending up in the trash” because they simply aren’t appetizing to students. “If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition — thus undermining the intent of the program,” he said. But advocacy groups object to this sort of thinking. The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity argues the new rules could create a “giant junk food loophole” because “side dishes like cookies and fries, which could be offered once in a while as part of a balanced lunch, could be offered a la carte every day.” This isn’t the first time the administration has rolled back parts of the Obama-era rules. In 2018, the Agriculture Department finalized a rule that allowed schools to abandon their commitment to lowering sodium and increasing whole-grain foods. That decision is now being challenged in court by a coalition of six states and Washington DC, which claims the changes present health risks to children. As with the 2018 rule, dissent around the newest regulation change is beginning to surface, primarily among Democrats. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) tweeted Friday, “The Occupant is trying to play petty with the food our babies eat. Add it to the list affirming that the cruelty is the point with this White House.” With lawsuits against the first set of rollbacks to the lunch restrictions already in motion, if the new rules are successfully implemented, it may be merely a matter of time before they, too, are challenged in court. Children from low-income families would be most affected by the new rules For many low-income children, school is the only opportunity to access a nutritious meal. As Vox’s Gaby Del Valle wrote when the Department of Agriculture first began relaxing the Obama-era rules: For the 30 million students who depend on free and low-cost school lunches that are subsidized by the federal government, the relaxed nutrition standards could be hugely detrimental. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was a game-changing way of providing low-income students with healthy meals — by relaxing these rules, the Trump administration is exacerbating a system where only those who can afford to eat healthy will be able to do so. One of the consequences of the changes could be an increase in obesity rates, according to research from the Food Research and Action Center. And as Dr. Rachel Borton, the director of the Family Nurse Practitioner online program at Bradley University, argued in an op-ed for The Hill, poor eating in childhood can have lasting effects — particularly if habits are formed, or if students remain on a nutrition-poor diet over the course of a number of years. “If those students don’t have access to the nutritious options provided by the school, they may turn to low cost, processed foods that are high in calories but sparse in nutrients. Immediate effects of this type of diet include weight gain and poor physical health,” Borton wrote. “Long-term impacts range from increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and a slew of other unfortunate health outcomes.” The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was created to combat these health concerns — and there’s proof that it worked, according to the Department of Agriculture’s 2019 review of the program. That study found scores for the Healthy Eating Index (which measures the quality of the diet) shot up drastically from 49.6 in 2009-2010 to 71.3 in 2014-2015. These scores, however, could go down following the Trump administration’s new rollbacks. And if schools fail to properly serve their students, it is students whose only meals come during the school day who will hit the hardest.
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