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EPL Table: Saturday's Week 35 Results, Scores and 2019 Premier League Standings

Manchester City moved back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium...
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It’s Time for Gordon Sondland to Get His Story Straight
Trump's EU ambassador prepares to defend his disputed testimony.
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As Tensions Rise Over Defense Costs, U.S. Walks Out Of Talks With South Korea
The U.S. reportedly is demanding South Korea pay $5 billion next year for U.S. troops. The issue is putting stress not seen in years on the decades-old alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.
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Don Cherry Won't Issue Apology in Order to Return to Hockey Night in Canada
Longtime Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry said Sportsnet "made it impossible" for him to explain the controversial comments that led to his firing from the network...
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Cities urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires
Lawmakers in the two biggest U.S. cities want to cut ties with businesses involved with beef imports from Brazil
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THEN AND NOW: 8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010s
Getty Images With the advent of social media, specifically Instagram, there are plenty of tourist attractions and destinations that have seen a serious spike in visits. While sometimes this new exposure can boost tourism — and give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience — other times it can be detrimental to the environment or safety. Boracay, an island in the Philippines, was called a "cesspool" by its own president. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. These eight destinations and attractions have all seen a significant spike in visitors over the past decade for various reasons, from Instagram to "Game of Thrones." Though tourism can be a positive thing for a city or country's economy, it can also bring upon other negative consequences that can lead an attraction to shut down for good. Keep scrolling to see how much these popular tourist spots have changed over the past 10 years.The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando, Florida, in 2010. John Raoux/AP The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, pictured in 2010, was first rumored in 2003 and officially announced in 2007. It opened its gates to the public in June 2010.  The park has now expanded into both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, with more rides, attractions, and a new neighborhood to explore. Kirsten Acuna/INSIDER The park, pictured in 2019, is constantly changing and updating, with a new ride, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening this summer. According Forbes, visits to Islands of Adventure have "increased by a staggering 64.5%" since the 2010 opening, with 9.8 million visitors in 2018. Iceland has become one of the most popular tourist destinations over the past decade, and the Blue Lagoon is the most visited attraction in the country. Shutterstock "Tourism in Iceland grew rapidly, with an average year-on-year growth in tourist arrivals of over 25% since 2013, peaking in 2016 with 38% growth," Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, director at Visit Iceland, told USA TODAY. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:15 of the most underrated travel destinations of the year, so farYou can now book a flight on United's new 'Star Wars'-themed Boeing 737 plane — here's what it's like insideI moved to the US from China — and here are the 29 things on my US bucket list
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2020 hopeful Kamala Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina
"I am fully aware that we are asking people to believe in something that they've not seen before."
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Ferland Mendy on Marcelo: 'I Will Be His Successor' at Real Madrid
Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy believes he is capable of eventually being a "successor" to club legend Marcelo...
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Why ‘The Mandalorian’ cites Fortnite dev Epic Games in its credits
"The Mandalorian" is the first big Disney+ original, and creator Jon Favreau turned to Unreal Engine video game tech to help bring it to life.
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Trump dismisses health rumors and accuses the media of being "sick"
After the president made an unannounced hospital visit this weekend, rumors circulated, without evidence, that he might have suffered a heart attack
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I Have to Tell You Something Very Important About Honeybees
I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land.Read more...
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Find Out Which 2020 Democratic Candidate You Agree With Most With This Quiz
With the recent news of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s entry into the 2020 presidential race—and the very real possibility of Michael Bloomberg’s run—keeping up with all 18 of the candidates’ proposed policies is becoming more difficult by the day. (We’ve tried. Here are a few of our guides on where…Read more...
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LaMelo Ball: I’m already better than brother Lonzo
LaMelo Ball is expected to be among the top picks in the 2020 NBA draft. Lavar Ball’s youngest son told a teammate in Australia he believes he’s already a better player than his older brother, Lonzo. Lonzo Ball was the second overall pick in the draft in 2017 by the Lakers, before he was traded...
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Obama Officials React to Trump Press Secretary’s Claim They Left Mean Notes at the White House
“It’s appalling that she thinks our notes would have been that lame.”
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Impeachment witnesses suggest Hunter Biden’s Ukraine ties could be conflict of interest
A pair of White House officials testified during the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday that Hunter Biden’s sweetheart gig on the board of directors of a Ukrainian energy giant while his father was vice president appeared to be a conflict of interest. Under questioning from upstate New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, Lt. Col. Alexander Vidman,...
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Recipe: Gail's Pumpkin Bread (from Faith Salie)
The "Sunday Morning" contributor offers a holiday recipe from her mom
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Selena Gomez backtracks on Instagram comments about Bella Hadid
"She is a wonderful person and it was all a misunderstanding."
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Trump says his weekend medical exam was 'very routine'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his medical examination over the weekend was very routine, blasting media coverage of his unexpected exam and any speculation that there were problems with his health.
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Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard Won't Play vs. Pelicans Due to Back Injury
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will miss Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to back spasms, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic...
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Drag queen says she was denied service at Whataburger in Austin, Texas
Whataburger apologized on Twitter for the "bad experience."
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Doctors warn of severe ‘feather duvet lung’ condition
Your feather comforter could make you seriously uncomfortable. A new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Case Reports gives a close-up look at what it’s like to have a potentially debilitating condition called “feather duvet lung.” The report focuses on a 43-year-old man who sought medical help in November 2016 for chronic malaise, fatigue...
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Music that inspired 1980s Japanese environmental music composer Yukata Hirose
Yutaka Hirose is a Japanese composer who was a key figure in that country's ambient/environmental music scene of the 1980s that in recent years has been rediscovered by crate-diggers around the world. Hirose's "NOVA" (1986) is a classic of the genre, a soundscape that Misawa Home Corporation commissioned as a "soundtrack" for the prefabricated houses. While original LPs have sold for hundreds of dollars, WRWTFWW Records have recently reissued the record as an expanded double LP and double CD. (For a further exploration of Japanese environmental music of the 1980s, Light in the Attic Records' "Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990" is a perfect portal.) To celebrate the NOVA reissue, The Vinyl Factory asked Hirose to create a mix of music he was listening to and inspired by in the 1980s Listen above. It's a beautiful, sometimes-jarring, and totally compelling journey through avant-garde sounds of the time. Here's the tracklist: 1. Jan Steele – All Day 2. David Toop – Do The Bathosphere 3. Gavin Bryars – 1, 2, 1-2-3-4 4. Joan La Barbara – Poems 43, 44, 45 5. Meredith Monk – Waltz 6. Karlheinz Stockhausen – Stimmung 7. John Cage – Seven Haiku 8. Throbbing Gristle – Almost A Kiss 9. Robert Ashley – Yellow Man With Heart With Wings 10. The Flying Lizards – The Window 11. Henry Cow Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road 12. Faust – Faust 13. CAN – Future Days 14. Tangerine Dream:Rubycon 15. Michael Nyman – Decay Music 16. Read the rest
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Walmart discounts these awesome toy robots ahead of Black Friday
Boxer is a straightforward plaything who's endearingly silly and endlessly engaging. If you want your kids to get a head start over the rest of their kindergarten playmates by learning how to code early, you can get the Fisher-Price Code 'n Learn Kinderbot.
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White House Ukraine expert says Trump's request for Biden probe was improper
A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate a political rival was improper as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States.
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Trump says Republicans ‘absolutely killing it’ at ‘scam’ impeachment hearing
President Trump on Tuesday applauded Republicans for a job well done and tweeted a video slamming the whistleblower’s lawyer as Day 3 of impeachment hearings got underway. “Republicans are absolutely killing it,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting at the White House. “Because it’s a big scam.” At the end of the meeting, he called...
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Trump pushes Congress to pass USMCA as AFL-CIO steps on brakes
U.S. President Donald Trump and top administration officials on Tuesday renewed pressure on Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, after a major U.S. labor leader on Monday said there was more work to do on the deal.
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Fears of demographic timebomb in UK are unfounded, says study
ONS finds population is ageing more slowly than thought by using a new approach to dataFears that the UK will be hit by a demographic timebomb – in which fertility rates fall at the same time that longevity increases – are likely to be unfounded, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics.While it’s true that people are living longer, healthier lives – on average, at 65 years old, women still have a quarter of their lives left to live and men just over one fifth – the analysis found that, as the large, post-war cohorts die out, there will be 4.3 million fewer older people with life expectancies of 15 years or more than previously forecast. Continue reading...
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Why are the Nets so bad?
The Nets are fading fast. The Nets have Kyrie Irving, but they’re off to a slow start. What gives? The Brooklyn Nets are off to a disappointing start after having the biggest summer in franchise history. Sure, with Kevin Durant sidelined for the year, the Nets were never going to be in the championship discussion. But 13 games in, Brooklyn wouldn’t even make the playoffs. The team has a 5-8 record, below the Hornets, Magic and Pacers. Yikes. This year is supposed to be a warmup year for Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan and the Nets. They’re supposed to make the playoffs, maybe win the first round, and show fans that they’re a healthy KD away from glory. It’s the next phase of growth for an organization that shocked most by competing with the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of last year’s playoffs without Irving or Durant. Instead, the Nets look like they’ve taken a big step back. They’re being outscored by 4.09 points per 100 possessions by opponents, worse than 23 other teams. These aren’t the Nets we were hoping for, and now with injuries to both Kyrie Irving (shoulder impingement) and Caris LeVert (thumb surgery), this team could nosedive quickly. The Nets’ defense is not good Even before the injuries, the Nets’ defense stunk. Brooklyn’s lone superstar, Irving, has never been a good defender, and nobody was expecting that to change, even in a new setting. But the rest of the Nets rotation, aside from him, hasn’t been good either, and that’s a problem. The Nets rank No. 22 in the league in defensive efficiency, and it isn’t all Irving’s fault. Part of the issue is that Brooklyn allows the eighth-highest offensive rebounding rate (27.9 percent) in the NBA. Opponents are scoring 13.3 second-chance points per game, too. This is the same problem that existed for Brooklyn’s paltry defense a season ago when it allowed a 28 percent offensive rebounding rate, and 14.4 second-chance points per game. Jordan’s presence in a small Nets rotation hasn’t been the fix. Brooklyn also rarely forces turnovers. Weak ball pressure around the perimeter is causing the lowest forced turnover rate in the league (12.0 percent.) The best outcome a defense can ask for is a steal, but the Nets average just 6.2 steals per 100 possessions, fourth-worst in the league. This year is even worse than last season’s 13.1 percent forced turnover rate, which ranked eighth-worst in the league. This isn’t a starting lineup vs. bench issue. Of the four most-used five-man rotations the Nets have deployed, none is playing well on the defensive end. The Nets’ starting lineup (Irving, Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen) has played 97 minutes together, and is allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions. That’s better than the team as a whole, but would still only rank as the 16th-best team rate in the NBA. That’s bad for a group of your supposed best players. Even though the starters are scoring 110.9 points per 100 possession, which is really good, and would rank No. 7 of all NBA offenses, the bad is outweighing the good. The Nets are losing when their starting five play together. The bench doesn’t provide many fixes either. The Nets don’t employ any guards or wings esteemed for their on-ball defense. That’s why a player like Ja Morant, in his third game ever, was able to score 30 points on 22 shots against them in a one-point Grizzlies win. The Pacers’ Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points on 19 shots, and even the Pistons no-name guards, Bruce Brown and Luke Kennard, combined for 46 points on 39 shots. It’s hard to win when you’re allowing opposing backcourts to have their way. Caris LeVert is playing poorly, too The key to this year being a success for Brooklyn was LeVert taking the next step. The Nets believed in him enough to give him a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension in August, but he hasn’t played up to it. He’s scoring better than ever, averaging 17 points per game on 42 percent shooting, which is just one percent worse from a season ago. He’s upped his three-point shooting to 36 percent on four shots per night too. His ability to put the ball in the hoop has improved, but it’s come with consequences. Handling the ball more than usual, LeVert’s become a turnover machine, coughing up 17 possessions per 100 plays, nearly six more than last season. And the type of turnovers he’s committing are even more crippling to the team. So far, 21 of his 31 turnovers have been bad passes, or him losing the ball. At 19.2 points per game, the Nets allow the seventh-most points off turnovers of any team in the league. His defense hasn’t been good either. The team is better with on the floor, holding opponents to 1.6 points per 100 possessions fewer than when he’s on the bench, but the defense still isn’t good. The Nets are still allowing 108.7 points per 100 possessions when he plays, which would be the 16th-best team defense in the league, just below the Bulls. Box numbers aren’t everything, but LeVert isn’t even averaging one block + steal per game. LeVert is going to miss the next four-to-six weeks to repair ligament damage to his thumb. Hopefully that period off will help him. If healthy, Kyrie Irving is probably enough to get this team into the playoffs, but don’t expect them to be much better than last year Irving is still an incredible offensive player. No matter how lackluster he is defensively, his offense will outweigh it. He’s averaging 29 points per game with seven assists and five rebounds so far, and he isn’t even shooting as well as usual yet. He’s going to will Brooklyn to the playoffs, as long as he recovers from this ominous shoulder injury. The Eastern Conference is shallow, and Irving is one of its few stars. The Raptors, Sixers, Celtics, Bucks and Heat look likely to cruise to the top-five playoff spots, and the rest are up for the taking. When Victor Oladipo returns, the Pacers will compete, but no other team is definitely ahead of the other in the rest of the pack. The Hawks might make a run with Trae Young, the Magic might figure out their offensive struggles, but the Nets would really have to tank out to miss the postseason. Yes, Kevin Durant should fix the Nets It’s fair to criticize the Nets, who are underachieving with the pieces they have, but they’re also missing a generational star. KD is one of the best players on the planet, and he’s going to make Brooklyn an elite team the second he returns. Still, this year’s Nets have been disappointing to watch. A lot of the core remains the same from last year, with the exception of Irving replacing D’Angelo Russell, and a handful of rotation pieces. The rest of the remaining group just hasn’t developed as Brooklyn hoped. At least not yet.
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Best robot vacuum deals today
You're a busy person. You don't have time to vacuum your floors when a robot could be doing that for youRobot vacuums have become pretty advanced and intelligent in recent years and actually do a good job cleaning floors, so you don't even have to go back over the spot with your manual vacuum as you may have done in the early days of the 'bots. Because robot vacuums are such cool pieces of technology, they can get pretty expensive if you want all the bells and whistles. The iRobot Roomba i7 is super cool and can empty itself, but it costs more than $1,000. If you have the money to splurge on it, great. If not, check out the best deals we've found on robot vacuums — and check back daily as we update this list on the regular. (PS: There's a shopping guide at the bottom of this post if you need a little help knowing what to look for in a robot vacuum and be sure to peep our list of the best robot vacuums here.) Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Tech, Work Life, and Consumer Tech IMAGE: Mashable $126.80 $173.19 OFF (58%) $299.99 Coredy R700 Robot Vacuum Cleaner $126.80 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $279.99 $95 OFF (25%) $374.99 iRobot Roomba e5 WiFi Robot Vacuum $279.99 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $239.99 $60 OFF (20%) $299.99 Roborock E25 1800Pa Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner $239.99 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $191.99 $108 OFF (36%) $299.99 eufy RoboVac 30C WiFi Robotic Vacuum w/ Upgraded 1500Pa Suction + eufy Smart Scale $191.99 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $799 $300 OFF (27%) $1,099 iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum w/ Automatic Dust Bin $799 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $169.99 $110 OFF (39%) $279.99 Ecovacs Deebot N79W+ Robotic Vacuum Cleaner w/ 2yr Warranty, Max Power Suction $169 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $99.99 $100.00 OFF (50%) $199.99 Rozi Tidybot Robot Vacuum Cleaner (1600Pa Suction) $99.99 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $269 $180 OFF (40%) $449 SHARK ION S86 WiFi Robot Vacuum Cleaning System $269 -- See Details IMAGE: Mashable $229.99 $170 OFF (43%) $399.99 Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 610 Smart Robot Vacuum $229.99 -- See Details
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James Van Der Beek makes emotional announcement on 'DWTS'
Before being eliminated from contention on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," actor James Van Der Beek announced that his wife Kimberly had a miscarriage.
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PSU's Sean Clifford Says He Received Death Threats After Loss to Minnesota
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford told reporters that fans lashed out at him on social media with death threats following the Nittany Lions' loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Nov...
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The League adds video speed dating to help users find better matches
When it comes to dating apps, swiping has taken over. Whether it's Tinder or OkCupid, most dating apps have defaulted to the gesture as the de facto way for people to express their interest in someone else. And for a lot of people, it's one of the ma...
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Microsoft announces Confidential Computing for Kubernetes, IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack, and KEDA 1.0
At KubeCon North America, Microsoft announced Confidential Computing for Kubernetes, IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support, and the release of KEDA 1.0.
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Sanders campaign sets a new donations record
According to his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders surpassed 4 million donations sooner than any other candidate in history
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Takeaways: Trump request to Ukraine seen as a "demand"
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, were on the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry.       
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Goldman's online bank Marcus may have an Apple Card issue
Investment bank's consumer platform has a loan-approval method that some experts say can discriminate against women
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Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage
Supermarket in line to become Britain’s best payer with increase worth £10m in totalLidl is giving its UK staff a £10m pay rise in the new year with the higher hourly rate likely to propel it to the top of the supermarket pay league table.The retailer said 19,000 employees would get a pay rise in March when its hourly rate would move from £9 to £9.30 outside London and from £10.55 to £10.75 in the capital. The rises match the higher rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation – the charity which sets the voluntary measure – last week. The official minimum wage set by the government for Britons aged over 25 is £8.21. Continue reading...
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Brooklyn Nets’ Rodions Kurucs appears in court for domestic violence case
Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs appeared before a judge on Tuesday morning for a third hearing in his domestic violence case in which he is accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument at the couple’s apartment this past summer. The 6-foot-9, Latvia-born baller came to Brooklyn Criminal Court dressed in a dark blue plaid...
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If the Hulu and AT&T Price Hikes Piss You Off, Here Are Some Live TV Streaming Alternatives
Hulu has, very regrettably, alerted users that its Live TV plans are spiking $10 per month beginning December 18. That means that its ad-supported Hulu + Live TV package is now going to run $55 per month—an additional $120 per year. That’s a very real chunk of change for cord-cutters on a budget. Read more...
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The 16-inch MacBook Pro still lacks this must-have pro feature
Want to upgrade the new MacBook Pro 16-inch? Well you can't. Just like every other MacBook Pro. Apple has once again soldered and glued everything important to the chassis, making it very hard to upgrade or repair.
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In Praise of the Greatest Trombone Part in Broadway History
An oft-overlooked instrument becomes a breakout star of a hit musical.
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Trump says GOP 'absolutely killing it' in impeachment inquiry
The president, who said on Tuesday he was watching some of the Hill proceedings from the White House, also called House speaker Nancy Pelosi "grossly incompetent."
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Arctic sea ice hits lowest level on record
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The US research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet. In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on the 261-foot ship, crossed through the Bering...
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Family pleads for donations to help ill infant — and gets a cruel reply
An Ohio family who posted signs in a local mall asking for donations to support their infant son battling two rare congenital disorders was met with a cruel response — messages advising them to “let the baby die.” KC Ahlers posted six signs around the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo, providing details about the disorders...
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Hong Kong student union president: We want universal suffrage
In an interview with CNN's Isa Soares, Hong Kong Polytechnic University student union president Derek Liu said protesters must "change the democratic structure in Hong Kong" so that the Chinese government cannot interfere in it.
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Syracuse University tightens security after latest racist incident, a 'white supremacist manifesto'
Security was tightened across the Syracuse University campus Tuesday after a  white supremacist manifesto was posted in an online forum.       
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Prince Andrew made racist Arab joke during dinner for Saudi royals: report
The Duke of York made a joke about camels “as worse as you can imagine” while mingling with British pols at Buckingham Palace, former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said, The Sun reported.
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Santa Clarita teen has ‘a lot of guilt’ for not saving victim Dominic Blackwell
A 14-year-old student wounded in the Saugus High School shooting in Southern California says he feels a “lot of guilt” for running for his life instead of to the aid of a mortally wounded classmate. Andrew Gardetto said a bullet struck him in the leg when the alleged shooter, 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow, opened fire Thursday...
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