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Biden slams Sanders over Brady Bill vote in speech to gun-control activists
Former Vice President Joe Biden took aim Thursday at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ record on gun control, calling him out for voting against the 1993 Brady Bill.
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McDonald's is making scented candles that smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients
Ever been so hungry for McDonald's you could smell it? It could be your imagination. Or, it could be the candles.
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California apologizes for role in internment of Japanese Americans during WWII
California lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution formally apologizing for its role in sending 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II.
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Trump appoints intel chief with no intel experience
President Donald Trump announced that he has named Richard Grenell, a staunch loyalist, as acting spy chief.
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Former intel chief expresses concerns about Grenell appointment
Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, joins The Lead.
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Begala: Sanders skated on health, gun record in debate
The Lead's political panel discusses.
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How Kobe Bryant helped China grow into basketball-crazed nation
In China, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was god-like. His impact on the nation and the game has been unlike any other NBA athlete.        
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Courtney Love and Frances Bean remember Kurt Cobain on his birthday
Frances Bean is, at 27, the same age as her father was when he died.
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NYT: Russia is trying to get Trump re-elected, intel officials told lawmakers
Intelligence officials warned lawmakers earlier this month that Russia was interfering in the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to get President Donald Trump reelected, five people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.
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Rush Limbaugh rips Bloomberg's debate showing: 'He doesn't have the foggiest idea what he is doing'
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that none of the Democrats running to defeat President Trump in November can share the stage with the incumbent and "survive."
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Kane Brown recalls rise from social media darling to arena headliner in new Amazon doc
In "Velocity," a doc from Amazon Music, Kane Brown takes fans on his journey from posting covers on social media to headlining a world tour.        
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Nevada Culinary Union members voice concern over Sanders
Ahead of the Nevada caucuses, Culinary Union members voice concern over what Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" proposal could mean for them.
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Roger Stone prison term offers hope that truth and justice could catch up with Trump
Perhaps the courts will be able to check Trump as judges decide some of the privilege and immunity issues he's used to avoid complying with subpoenas.        
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Jeremy Irons walks back anti-abortion, gay marriage comments at Berlin Film Festival
At the Berlin International Film, Jeremy Irons confronted comments from his past, many of which resurfaced in recent weeks.        
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Two killed, 70 injured in horrific 200-car pileup near Montreal
A sudden blizzard blinded drivers as it swept through a highway in the city suburb of La Prairie, Quebec, leaving a nearly mile-long stretch of wrecked of sedans, buses and trucks, the Canada Broadcasting Corporation reported.
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After Roger in Prison For Lying to Congress, NYC Public Defender Says Her Client is Serving 3-6 Years for 'Stealing a Jacket'
An NYC public defender tweeted out that her client got 3 to 6 years for stealing a jacket, comparing it to the 40-month sentence Stone received.
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Ozzy Osbourne cancela su gira por Estados Unidos
A menos de un mes de haber confirmado que padece Parkinson, Ozzy Osbourne cancela su gira por Estados Unidos, donde iba a presentar su show "No More Tours 2".
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Mainstream media cries foul over Bloomberg's 'deceptively edited' video clearly mocking debate opponents
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under fire by members of the mainstream media for sharing what has been described as a "deceptively-edited" clip clearly mocking his 2020 rivals at the Democratic debate. 
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NeNe Leakes can’t stop wearing these jeans
Atlanta's queen wants her knees seen in ripped jeans.
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John Krasinski fires back at critics who claim his military, government characters promote conservative politics
John Krasinski is pushing back on criticism that his selection of specific military and government characters is somehow his way of playing “red state heroes” -- as some have speculated, according to Esquire -- without dipping his toes in anything political.
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Review: 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band' documents a dream gone up in smoke
Last man standing Robbie Robertson talks about his life and his years with the Band.
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De Blasio defends wife’s use of city funds for Brooklyn programs ahead of potential run
Mayor de Blasio claimed his wife’s recent flurry of activity — starting a podcast and a post-natal care program in Brooklyn with city resources — has nothing to do with her mulling a run for political office in the borough. “If you ask what’s motivating it, did it have anything to do with the potential...
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Business Jargon Like “Circle Back” Is Easy to Mock. But That Doesn’t Make It Garbage.
Put a pin in your scorn long enough to consider that, for many of us, corporate-speak makes work easier.
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Bloomberg shatters record for TV-radio ad spending with over $350M
Mike Bloomberg’s wallet might come to the rescue. The media billionaire, who was pummeled by Democratic rivals in his first primary debate appearance Wednesday — has shattered the record for TV and radio ad spending for a presidential campaign – and it’s only February, a new analysis reveals. Bloomberg has spent a combined $354.3 million...
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Rep. Steve Scalise, Shot By Sanders Supporter, Replies to Request for Evidence of 'Bernie Bros' Being Bad: 'I Can Think of an Example'
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he'd never seen Bernie Sanders supporters "being unusually mean or rude," and requested evidence of bad behavior.
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Israel: People who violate coronavirus self-quarantines could face years in prison
The Israeli government is warning residents who've recently arrived from parts of Asia that they could up to seven years in prison if they violate a mandatory home quarantine over concerns they could be carrying the coronavirus. 
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Review: 'The Book of Mormon' cast sings with missionary zeal at the Ahmanson, but ...
Ding-dong. "Hello!" "The Book of Mormon" is back in Los Angeles. Is the cast good? And how are those Uganda jokes landing?
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Rihanna is giving out free Fenty Beauty highlighter for her birthday
Today may be the pop star's big day, but we're the ones getting gifted.
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De Blasio offers to help save Coney Island store from eviction
Hizzoner said he hopes to save popular T-shirt shop Lola Star from being evicted off the Coney Island boardwalk — the same way he helped keep historic Queens pub Neir's Tavern from shuttering weeks earlier.
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Authors of ‘Rage Baking’ say they’re learning from the controversy their book has generated
They’re still “proud of the book and the women that we’ve brought together” to express their rage.
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Bryce Harper has no regrets entering Year 2 with Phillies: 'Just so happy to be here'
Harper set a career high with 114 RBI in 2019, but the Phillies missed the postseason for an eighth consecutive year.      
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Primary debate most-watched Democratic contest of all time with 19.M viewers: NBC
The Democratic primary debate drew an audience of nearly 20 million viewers, making it the most-watched Democratic debate ever, NBC News said on Thursday. Wednesday’s contest hosted by NBC in Las Vegas, which featured former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s debut appearance on the stage, attracted 19.7  million people, surpassing the 18.1 million combined views...
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How the New Emma Movie Departs From Jane Austen’s Novel
More nosebleeds, more class awareness, and more butts.
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Mary Anne Marsh says Bloomberg 'looked like the Wizard of Oz' in debate, rivals 'pulled the curtain back'
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg looked like the "Wizard of Oz" in Wednesday's Nevada presidential debate, according to Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh.
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Without proof, Trump's top trade adviser pushed that now-departed NSC official was Anonymous
President Donald Trump's top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, has been leading the charge inside the West Wing that Victoria Coates is the author of the book "Anonymous," according to three people familiar with the situation.
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Homelessness in New York City: Here are the statistics
Like several other major cities, New York is feeling the effects of the homelessness crisis. The last homelessness survey was taken in January of 2019 by "Continuums of Care," which passed the data along to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Here are the numbers. 
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Coronavirus-infected Americans flown back to US on plane full of healthy people
The 14 coronavirus-stricken Americans evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan were flown back to the US on a plane full of healthy people against advice from the CDC, a report said Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials argued the 14 infected Diamond Princess passengers shouldn’t be flown back with the about 300...
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Joaquin Phoenix rescued a calf and its mother from a slaughterhouse days after Oscar speech
Joaquin Phoenix talked the talk all awards season long. Now, he's walking the walk -- and he's bringing a baby calf with him.
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The Democratic Primary Gets Contentious
Elizabeth Warren is not playing around.
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Biden slams Sanders and 'cowards' in Congress over gun violence
Joe Biden is focusing his campaign on gun violence ahead of Saturday's Nevada caucuses, criticizing Bernie Sanders by name and accusing "cowards" in Congress of being scared into inaction by the National Rifle Association.
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Trump Pardon of Roger Stone Would Show 'Real Contempt' for Department of Justice, ABC Legal Analyst Says
President Donald Trump's possible pardon of convicted former adviser Roger Stone would show "real contempt" for the Department of Justice said ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams Thursday. Abrams said if Trump were to make that decision, it would "put him at odds with his Department of Justice."
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Poll: Biden leads Sanders, Steyer in South Carolina
But the former vice president's advantage is much smaller in a new Winthrop University poll than it was last fall.
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AOC vs. the Bernie Bros and other commentary
2020 watch: AOC vs. the Bernie Bros Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Bernie Sanders in October, “admitted on Wednesday that the Bernie Bros have become a ‘real problem’ for Sanders’ campaign,” reports the Washington Examiner’s Kaylee McGhee. AOC has a point in distancing Sanders from “the toxic environment his online army has created,” blaming...
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California students sued because they were such poor readers. Theu just won $53 million to help them.
Two years ago, a group of students and their teachers sued the state of California for doing a poor job teaching kids how to read — 53% of California third-graders did not meet state test standards that year, and scores have increased incrementally since.
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Boycotts and disqualifications: how Iran's reformists are bracing for elections
After a volatile three months, Iranians will head to the polls Friday to vote in parliamentary elections. But few expect much change. "Reformists lost even before the election began," one said.
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Shemar Moore mourns his mother Marylin: 'I don't know life without this woman'
Shemar Moore announced in an emotional Instagram video that his mother, Marylin Joan Wilson-Moore, died earlier this month on Feb. 8. She was 76.       
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Roger Stone sentenced to more than 3 years in prison
CNN's Sara Murray breaks down key details of Roger Stone's case, who was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump's 2016 campaign.
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Live coverage: Donald Trump to rally supporters in key battleground state of Colorado
Donald Trump's campaign rally in Colorado Springs comes on the third day of a four-day swing through the West and two days before the Nevada caucuses.        
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