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‘National Treasure 3’ reportedly in the works, along with ‘Bad Boys 4’
Someone hide the Declaration of Independence.
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Grassroots gun-rights rally organizer raises safety concerns ahead of VA event
A grassroots gun-rights movement organizer in Virginia told Fox News he has serious safety concerns ahead of a pro-gun rally in Richmond, even after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's declaration of a state of emergency banning all weapons, including firearms, from capital grounds.
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Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck”
Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden, during simpler times. | Al Drago/Getty Images Bloomberg behind closed doors. Mike Bloomberg seemingly suggested behind closed doors at an event with Silicon Valley elite on Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden could be a “lame duck” president if elected, implying that the former New York mayor is the better moderate 77-year-old to support. Toward the end of his 10-minute pitch to about 200 tech executives, investors, and socialites, Bloomberg, looking at notes, offered the contrast without naming Biden explicitly, according to video posted to social media and seen by Recode. “My message to you is if you want somebody who’s experienced, and strong enough to serve two terms and not give the gift of being a lame-duck president to the Republicans,” Bloomberg said, before listing off a series of policy commitments, “then welcome to Bloomberg 2020 and I’d love to have your support.” Biden is the only candidate who has been the subject of credible reporting that he could pledge to serve a single term, an accusation the Biden campaign has forcefully denied. Nevertheless, the speculation could prove fruitful fodder for Bloomberg, who is competing with Biden for some of the same elite support and moderate voters. A campaign spokesperson noted that Bloomberg has pledged to support the Democratic nominee no matter what. It is a sensitive point of attack for Biden. Politico first reported in December that Biden’s campaign had considered publicly stating — or at least privately signaling — that he would only serve one term if elected, seen as a strategy to stave off nagging concerns about his age and whether he is as sharp as he used to be. Biden’s team has strongly disputed that a one-term pledge was ever under consideration But it has nevertheless continued to dog him, including being asked about it in an interview published Friday with the New York Times editorial board. “I never hinted that. That is simply not true,” he told the paper. “I don’t know where it came from, but it did not — it came from somebody who in fact, I guess, thinks that they know me and thinks that maybe, I don’t know.” Biden’s campaign declined to comment. Bloomberg and Biden are the same age: 77. Another candidate who has drawn concern about his health, age, and ability to do the job, Bernie Sanders, recently suffered a heart attack. Elizabeth Warren is 70, but there has not been serious reporting or speculation about Sanders or Warren making a similar one-term commitment. Bloomberg’s line was interpreted as a comment about Biden, according to a person in the room. While Biden has not shown strength with Silicon Valley leaders, he does represent a clear threat to Bloomberg’s path to victory. Bloomberg only entered the race at a time when Biden seemed to have a declining grip on moderate voters and Democratic elites. But Biden has proved durable. Bloomberg’s team has indicated to Democrats that he might reorient his campaign to a more general anti-Trump organization if Biden proves to be on the path to victory following Super Tuesday, when California votes, according to the New York Times. And so it makes sense for Bloomberg to look for the opportunities to draw a contrast with Biden. The former New York City mayor made the comment at the conclusion of a “private briefing” for many leaders from the tech industry. Attendees included people like San Francisco powerbroker Ron Conway, so-called “Queen of the Internet” Mary Meeker, and a host of other Bloomberg-curious Silicon Valley titans. Bloomberg allies think his data-driven, subdued brand of politics will resonate among leaders in the tech community. “I think we need less talk and less partisanship. In fact, I think we need less tweeting,” he told the crowd at one point. “I make you this commitment right now: When I’m in the Oval Office, there will not be any tweeting.” What Bloomberg is not seeking is campaign contributions from them — something that Biden, who has made multiple trips to Silicon Valley, very much is. Bloomberg is self-financing his race and asked the donors there to consider giving to the Democratic National Committee and outside groups — while still pledging to support him in the primary. “I can imagine I’m the only politician in history who’s been in a room with all of you and not asked for donations,” he told the crowd.
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Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration's attempt to weaken the so-called "contraceptive mandate," the Affordable Care Act's long-controversial requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover birth control as a preventive service.
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No. 2 US general says North Korea building new missiles 'as fast as anybody on the planet'
North Korea is "building new missiles, new capabilities, new weapons as fast as anybody on the planet," and learning from its mistakes as it makes advances in its missile programs, the No. 2 general at the Pentagon said Friday.
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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia
This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.
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Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer matches
Iran has been banned from hosting international soccer matches, the country's soccer federation told Iranian media. 
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After Ken Starr Reportedly Joins President's Legal Team, Video Resurfaces Of Trump Calling Him a 'Lunatic'
After reports that Ken Starr would be joining President Donald Trump's legal defense team for Trump's upcoming impeachment trial, video resurfaced of a 1999 interview in which Trump called Starr a "lunatic" and a "disaster."
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Christopher Tolkien, Son of Lord of the Rings Creator, Dies at 95
Tolkien helped edit and publish much of his father's work posthumously
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Supreme Court to hear "faithless elector" arguments
The case could have significant consequences in the 2020 presidential race
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Marco Rubio: Investing in China Is Not a Good Deal
It will result in American capital flowing to a regime that undermines our country. This is not a win.
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U.S. Foreign Policy Expert Says Alleged Spying on Yovanovitch 'Will Sit Very Poorly With the American Public'
"It's not going to mean that...the Republican senators are going to change camps. But they might conduct the trial in a slightly different way depending on whether or not there is a lot of pressure from the public," Anne Kraatz said.
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Mike Huckabee: Sin of anti-Semitism must be condemned and fought by people of all faiths
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – the Nazi concentration camp where more than 1 million people were murdered – anti-Semitism has hit a high not seen since the Holocaust.
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New criteria announced for New Hampshire debate
All six of the candidates who participated in the January debate have already qualified — if they are still in the race after the Iowa caucuses.
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Pro-life groups readying massive grassroots efforts ahead of 2020 elections
Major groups from both sides of the abortion debate are planning to pour their vast resources into the 2020 elections, with leaders portraying the results as more consequential than in previous years.
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Shedding New Light On the Silent Crisis
From our partner Kaiser Permanente. There is a silent epidemic. Globally, in increasing numbers, young people are facing mental-health issues. Depression is a leading cause of illness among young people. Anxiety is on the rise. Suicide ranks third as a cause of death for 15- to 19-year-olds and is increasingly becoming a health equity issue:…
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Rapper Pop Smoke busted for stealing Rolls Royce used in video shoot
Pop Smoke allegedly convinced the owner of the Rolls Royce to borrow the car for a video shoot.
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Review: James Bond. Elon Musk. No one is safe from two new TV series' expert satire
'Avenue 5,' from 'Veep' creator Armando Iannucci, and 'Medical Police,' from the 'Childrens Hospital' team, are expertly acted and funny enough to keep you going.
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Youth activists lose appeal in effort to sue US over climate crisis
Court confirms government’s contribution to the issue, but judges find they lack power to enforce climate policy decisionsThe ninth circuit court of appeals has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs against the federal government over climate crisis, citing concerns about separation of powers.The case was brought against the government in 2015, charging that it sanctioned, permitted, and authorized a fossil fuel system that compromised the youth plaintiffs’ civil right to property. It implied a constitutional right to a stable climate, and alleged that the government violated the public trust by failing to protect assets held in trust, notably the atmosphere. Continue reading...
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Supreme Court to hear Obamacare birth control case
The high court will review whether the Trump administration was on solid ground when it gave religious employers and universities broader religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare contraception mandate, which requires health care plans to offer free birth control.
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Trump berates Azar over bad health care polling
The president's frustration with his health secretary sparked a flurry of new planning on election-year drug pricing initiatives.
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Tony La Russa was using cameras to steal signs in the 80s: Jack McDowell
The Astros weren’t the first team use a camera to steal signs, according to one prominent former player. Jack McDowell is alleging that the White Sox did the same thing in 1980’s under then-manager Tony La Russa. “I’m going to whistle-blow this thing now because I’m getting tired of this crap,” McDowell told WFNZ in...
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SAG Awards predictions: Voters predict the 2020 winners
Award season is starting to SAG. That’s right. The 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards air Sunday night on TBS and TNT. Voted on by the 160,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, these prizes give a valuable glimpse into the mindset of the Oscars’ largest voting bloc: actors....
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Beyoncé gives fans a sneak peek at Ivy Park x Adidas
Beyoncé's much-anticipated athletic-streetwear collaboration, Ivy Park x Adidas, officially goes on sale on January 18, and even celebs can barely keep their cool about it.
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Iowa vs. Michigan prediction, line: Favorite Hawkeyes will cover
Entering Friday’s action, home teams in the Big Ten are 36-6 straight up, and Iowa has been 11-5-1 against the spread overall and 6-2 ATS at Carver Hawkeye Arena this season. Michigan visits Iowa City on Friday night, and for the Wolverines, things have not gone well since Isaiah Livers, who is questionable for this...
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Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed
CNN has received another 176 pages of notes from major witness interviews during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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Newt Gingrich: The Democratic House, Not Trump, Will Be Permanently Scarred by Impeachment | Opinion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has it exactly backward. President Donald Trump will be exonerated, and she and the Democrats will be condemned by history.
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Will an Apple iPhone 12 with 5G finally get you to upgrade?
An Morgan Stanley analyst suggests a iPhone with 5G or a better battery may shorten the smartphone replacement cycle under the current four years.       
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Tyler Perry knows which part of 'A Fall From Grace' will have you yelling
Please don't spoil Tyler Perry's new movie on social media.
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California lawmakers say pot taxes must be cut to help an industry 'on the brink'
California lawmakers on Friday revived a proposal to temporarily cut taxes on marijuana to help the state's beleaguered legal market.
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Best Buy board investigating allegations CEO Corie Barry had relationship with employee, reports say
Best Buy's board is investigating allegations that CEO Corie Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive.      
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After 32 Month Delay, 7th Circuit Affirms Equal Rights for Same-Sex Parents
Indiana must list same-sex parents on their child’s birth certificate, the court ruled.
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House Freedom Caucus Board: Impeachment -- A closing argument
Donald Trump’s crime was beating Hillary Clinton, challenging the swamp, and having the audacity to love his country and working to see it prosper.
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New video show extent of Queens middle school beatdown
Here is the vicious, girl-vs-girl beatdown — in a New York City middle school cafeteria — that has parents fuming, teachers wringing their hands and the schools chancellor walking away rather than dealing with. New video emerged Friday of the epic fight that broke out last week at Marie Curie Middle School in Bayside —...
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Rebel Wilson debuts stunning weight loss on Instagram
Wilson has already dubbed 2020 'The Year of Health.'
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Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case
The high court will consider a case involving a challenge to a Trump administration rule that allows employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for religious or moral reasons.
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Pug polishes bald man’s head
This pug gave his owner a good licking. Watch the adorable moment a 3-year-old pug in Tofino, Canada, cleaned his owner’s bald head — with his tongue. According to the pet owners, Shiloh the pug does this regularly, which explains why his dog dad didn’t stop eating mid-tongue bath.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Concerns over new virus from China prompt rare airport screenings for some travelers
The virus is from the same family as MERS and SARS, which previously caused deadly international outbreaks.       
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US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially bringing an end to a long-running legal battle that activists saw as an important front in...
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Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured
An avalanche at a California ski resort Friday morning killed one skier and seriously injured another, authorities said.
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Opinion: Travis Etienne could be making costly decision staying at Clemson
Running back Travis Etienne doesn't have much to prove at Clemson, yet he announced Friday will not enter the NFL Draft this year.       
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HHS reports 135 sexual misconduct incidents involving 'unaccompanied alien minors'
The Department of Health and Human Services released details of sexual misconduct involving unaccompanied minors in care provider facilities, documenting more than 100 substantiated incidents from mid-2015 through the end of 2017. 
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Can R.E.M. stop Trump campaign from playing its songs?
Iconic rock band the latest artists to object to their music being used at political events for President Donald Trump.
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What MLK Jr.’s American dream speech means to his children
Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter Yolanda King, daughter Bernice King and son Martin Luther King III comment on the civil rights leader’s famous speech on his dream for America. They share what it means to them and how it is still relevant today.
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Best Buy opens investigation into allegations of misconduct by CEO
Best Buy is investigating allegations of misconduct against its CEO Corie Barry, a company spokesperson said on Friday.
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LeBron James, Lakers lead NBA sales with most popular jersey, merchandise
New Orleans' Zion Williamson debuted on the list at No. 15. The Lakers, Philadelphia, Houston, Boston and Brooklyn have two players in the top 15.        
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani are all loved up in 'Nobody But You' music video teaser
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are giving fans a sneak peek at the music video for their new song together, “Nobody But You." 
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Supreme Court to decide if 'faithless electors' can defy popular vote and select their candidate of choice
The Supreme Court will settle two more disputes this year: one over the electoral college and another involving contraceptives offered through employer health plans.
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