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'Saturday Night Live': Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)
The first new "SNL" episode of 2020 started out in the well of the Senate for the impeachment trial and then promptly went to hell – literally.       
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‘Good Not to Be In Washington’: Senators Return to Iowa for Burst of Campaigning
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar hit the 2020 campaign trail on Saturday during a break in the impeachment trial.
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Peru Congress vote: Election follows September dissolution
The poll comes almost four months after the president dissolved the body, accusing it of obstruction.
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In Dick Johnson Is Dead, a father and daughter imagine his death with humor and love
Dick Johnson in Dick Johnson Is Dead by Kirsten Johnson, an official selection of the US Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. | John Wakayama Carey/Sundance Institute The director of Cameraperson returns with a stunning and moving new film. Watching Kirsten Johnson’s 2016 directorial debut, Cameraperson, I found myself thinking both of St. Augustine and of Jacques Derrida, who wrote that photographs were tightly knit with death. Looking at an image, Derrida said, you are seeing not exactly a person but the body of a person, frozen in time, disconnected from their full being, which reminds you of both their death and of your own. And in Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes’s book on photography written in the wake of his mother’s death, Barthes comes to similar conclusions, linking reminders of mortality and the images that photographs produce. Cameraperson was one of the best films of the 2010s, a memoir of Johnson’s decades working as a documentary cameraperson. Stitched together mostly from footage from prior projects that had landed on the cutting room floor, the film explores — in a way that evokes Derrida and Barthes — how an image can turn a person into an object to be looked at. A corpse, rather than a being. The move from Cameraperson to Johnson’s second feature, then, feels natural; it’s called Dick Johnson Is Dead, and in it, Johnson zooms in on her aging father and her relationship withhim as they both begin to come to terms with his inevitable eventualpassing. Dick Johnson Is Dead is a little hard to describe in detail, because some of the joy of the movie comes from experiencing Kirsten’s and Dick’s exploration process as creative collaborators, right alongside them. (I guess what I’m saying is, I don’t want to spoil it for you.) It’s a very playful film. In some sequences, Johnson stages her father’s arrival in heaven. In others, we’re not sure if we’re looking at something that really happened or something that’s imagined. Some scenes are shot in a véritéstyle as Dick plays with his grandchildren, or packs up his office after retiring, or talks about his late wife, Kirsten’s mother, who had Alzheimer’s and died several years ago. For anyone who’s lost a parent — and, I suspect, a lot of people who haven’t — Dick Johnson Is Dead feels more like a gift than a harrowing viewing experience. We are invited into the intimate experience of helplessly watching someone, or even ourselves, lose the capacities they once had and face what that means. But the presentation of this uncomfortable truth is accomplished with generosity and love. And most of all, Dick Johnson Is Dead is an exercise in imagination, and an inquiry into whether imagining the death of a loved one and their hopes for the hereafter might magnify or blunt the blow of death when it finally comes. (Johnson’s parents are devout Seventh-Day Adventists, the faith she was raised in, and the ways belief and doubt shape how we confront death are an important part of the movie.) Which means that in some ways Dick Johnson Is Dead is a gentle rebuke to Derrida’s and Barthes’s ideas about the link between images of people and mortality — or maybe, more accurately, a counterpoint to the idea that this is something to fear. American culture fears death, hides it, tries to forget it’s going to happen, and goes to great lengths to stave it off. But Dick Johnson Is Dead suggests that learning to confront reminders of death, to even conjure them for yourself and examine them closely, takes some of the sting out of death and replaces it with love. To love someone is to accept that one day, death will part the two of you. The pain of knowing that is built into the act of loving. But we go on loving anyway. Dick Johnson Is Dead premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will begin streaming on Netflix in 2020.
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LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant on NBA scoring list
PHILADELPHIA — With a tribute to Kobe Bryant written on his Nikes, LeBron James moved past the retired Los Angeles great for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list, scoring 29 points in the Lakers’ 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. James scribbled “Mamba 4 Life” as he chased Bryant, the...
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Trump appears to be recorded requesting Marie Yovanovitch to be fired
A newly released recording appears to confirm reports that President Trump met with both Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas — donors he has claimed he didn’t know — and told them to “take out” then-Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. The recording, made public Saturday, was from a 2018 dinner with the two pals of Rudy Giuliani...
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Conor McGregor wants Stephen A. Smith to apologize to Joe Rogan, Donald Cerrone
Stephen A. Smith still isn't backing down, not even from Conor McGregor.        Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Curtis Blaydes' finish of former champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24UFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Curtis Blaydes TKOs Junior Dos Santos despite no takedownsUFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Michael Chiesa decisions Rafael dos Anjos, calls out Colby Covington 
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Vets group wants Trump apology for downplaying brain injuries after Iran airstrike
President Trump has drawn the ire of veterans for downplaying the traumatic brain injuries troops sustained during the recent Iranian missile strikes. Veterans of Foreign Wars is demanding Trump apologize for saying that such injuries were “not very serious” a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this week. “The VFW expects an apology from the...
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Las Vegas mass murderer’s ex-mistress has fake gun seized from her in New Zealand: report
A former mistress of Stephen Paddock – the gunman who authorities say killed 58 people in Las Vegas in October 2017 – had a fake weapon seized from her by police on Thursday, according to a report.
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Bellator 238 results: Darrion Caldwell submits Adam Borics, advances in grand prix
Darrion Caldwell will meet A.J. McKee in the semifinal of the Bellator featherweight grand prix after finishing Adam Borics.        Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Darrion Caldwell's submission of Adam Borics at Bellator 238Bellator 238 results: Juan Archuleta outpoints Henry Corrales for decisionBellator 238 results: Sergio Pettis chokes out Alfred Khashakyan in Bellator debut 
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Twitter reacts to Darrion Caldwell's submission of Adam Borics at Bellator 238
See the top Twitter reactions to Darrion Caldwell's submission of Adam Borics in the Bellator 238 co-main event.       Related StoriesBellator 238 results: Juan Archuleta outpoints Henry Corrales for decisionBellator 238 results: Sergio Pettis chokes out Alfred Khashakyan in Bellator debutVideo: Aaron Pico regains his mojo with a vicious knockout at Bellator 238 
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China's Shantou city to ban cars, ships, people from entering from Jan 27
China's coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong province, said on Sunday it would ban cars, ships and people from entering the city starting from Jan. 27 to help prevent the spread of a coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan at end-2019.
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Curtis Blaydes def. Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photos
Check out the best photos from Curtis Blaydes' TKO win over Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24.       Related StoriesAngela Hill def. Hannah Cifers at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photosMichael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photosPhotos: Best of Bellator 238 prelims 
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Bellator 238 results: Juan Archuleta outpoints Henry Corrales for decision
In what can best be described as a tactical affair, Juan Archuleta got back in the win column on Saturday night.       Related StoriesBellator 238 results: Sergio Pettis chokes out Alfred Khashakyan in Bellator debutVideo: Aaron Pico regains his mojo with a vicious knockout at Bellator 238Ryan Bader to defend Bellator light heavyweight title vs. Vadim Nemkov in May 
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Rory McIlroy backs PGA Tour in face of rumor of new world tour
LA JOLLA, Calif. — With rumors of a new world golf tour trying to lure the top players in the world away from the PGA Tour having circulated in recent days, Rory McIlroy on Saturday became the first among the star players to truly address it. Phil Mickelson spoke about it on Friday, but told...
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Strangest moments of the Senate impeachment trial so far
"Milking" impeachment for oddball moments. CNN's Jeanne Moos has impeachment follies.
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Again, regarding Trump’s impeachment trial, read the transcript!: Goodwin
Long before Democrats finished making their marathon impeachment case Friday night, momentum had deserted them. The loops of repetition had gone from annoying to unbearable and the wild assertions got even wilder as their talk, talk, talk became a trial of its own. Despite the historic nature of the event, the public voted by staying...
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LeBron James supera a Kobe Bryant por el tercer lugar en la lista de anotadores de carrera de la NBA
El alero de los Lakers, LeBron James, superó a Kobe Bryant en el No. 3 entre los anotadores de todos los tiempos y terminó con 29 puntos, pero Filadelfia reclamó una victoria 108-91 el sábado.
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Nico Hischier stars but Metro loses in NHL All-Star Game
ST. LOUIS — It was a quick exit for the Metropolitan Division, as they lost to the Atlantic, 9-5, in the first round of the 3-on-3 All-Star Game on Saturday night. So the Rangers’ Chris Kreider, the Islanders’ Mathew Barzal and the Devils’ Nico Hischier, all called it a weekend before the Atlantic lost to...
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Winners, losers at NHL All-Star weekend: Tkachuk brothers, Green Day expletives, Kane cheered
Brothers Matthew, Brady Tkachuk had a great weekend in St. Louis; Patrick Kane got cheered and booed after scoring for Central Division.       
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Ryan Bader to defend Bellator light heavyweight title vs. Vadim Nemkov in May
Ryan Bader is back – and one of his Bellator titles will be up for grabs this May.       Related StoriesBellator 238 results: Sergio Pettis chokes out Alfred Khashakyan in Bellator debutVideo: Aaron Pico regains his mojo with a vicious knockout at Bellator 238Twitter reacts to Curtis Blaydes' finish of former champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 
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Why 'Promising Young Woman' is much more than a #MeToo-era revenge story
Making her feature film debut as writer-director, "The Crown" star Emerald Fennell discusses the inspirations behind her revenge thriller "Promising Young Woman," starring Carey Mulligan.
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Dodgers players weigh in on Astros' sign stealing
"It's hard to feel like they earned it. Just not 100% sure if they should be called champions for the rest of their lives," third baseman Justin Turner said.
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Bellator 238 results: Sergio Pettis chokes out Alfred Khashakyan in Bellator debut
Who said Sergio Pettis can't finish a fight? He wasted little time in his Bellator debut.       Related StoriesVideo: Aaron Pico regains his mojo with a vicious knockout at Bellator 238Bellator 238's Alfred Khashakyan says he's no stepping stone for Sergio PettisRyan Bader to defend Bellator light heavyweight title vs. Vadim Nemkov in May 
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Healing continues 30 years after prom night murders
More than three decades after the 1989 murders of her mother, stepfather and two sisters, Jessi Toronjo shares her emotional journey from a scared child to a woman intent on maintaining justice for her family.
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After freshman's death, San Diego State cracks down on fraternities and sororities
The new policies determine how, when and where Greek organizations can recruit and socialize
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WWE Royal Rumble 2020: Start Time and How to Watch Online
Brock Lesnar will enter the men's Royal Rumble at #1.
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El Kia Telluride logra una nueva e importante condecoración
Kia tiene un par de problemas.
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Lover of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock caught with fake gun in New Zealand
New Zealand police seized a fake pistol from the mistress of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock after she flashed it at a newspaper reporter and claimed it was real, according to a report. The mistress was known to be dating Paddock, who also had a long-term girlfriend, but her name remains a mystery; she had...
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Mets’ Edwin Diaz turns to Pedro Martinez after poor season
Coming off the worst season of his career, Edwin Diaz turned to Pedro Martinez for help. “I was in contact with him most of the offseason,’’ Diaz said through an interpreter on Saturday at the Mets FanFest at Citi Field. “I would send him video and he’d give me feedback.’’ Diaz could use whatever assistance...
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WRAPUP 2-More than 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China
More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday.
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Michael Moore Attacks Trump at Sanders Rally: 'Doesn’t Give a S**t About His Own Kids or Grandkids'
Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore stumped for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) in Iowa on Saturday, telling the crowd that the socialist senator's proposals to eliminate student debt and address the climate change "crisis" come from a place of selflessness, unlike President Trump, who Moore claims "doesn't even give a s**t about his own kids or grandkids."
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Evidence photos: Pelley family quadruple murder
On April 30, 1989, police in Lakeville, Indiana encountered a crime scene they'd never forget: two adults and two children found shot dead in their home.
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January will end on a dry note in Southern California as the jet stream locks into a zonal pattern
January will end dry because the jet stream isn't sending Pacific storms to California.
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Twitter reacts to Curtis Blaydes' finish of former champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24
See the top Twitter reactions to Curtis Blaydes' win over Junior Dos Santos in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 main event.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Curtis Blaydes TKOs Junior Dos Santos despite no takedownsTwitter reacts to Michael Chiesa's victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24UFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Michael Chiesa decisions Rafael dos Anjos, calls out Colby Covington 
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Man received USPS package five years after ordering item
Dear John: I read your blurb regarding the US Postal Service black hole, and it made me chuckle. About 10 years ago, I sold an item on eBay and it was shipped from Philadelphia to Toronto. It was a routine sale, and I had countless overseas sales arrive successfully — but not this one. Forty-five...
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American Express cancelled my cards — and won’t give my points back
Dear John: I have been fighting the 900 lb gorilla known as American Express for the past two years. And I could use some help. For many years, I had an American Express gold card for personal use and a platinum AmEx card for my business. Both cards were paid off in full every month....
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CBP agents arrest driver after finding 222 pounds of liquid meth in his truck's gas tank, agency says
Border agents arrested a 36-year-old US citizen this week after finding 222 pounds of liquid meth in his truck.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping calls situation serious as China scrambles to contain virus
Cities from central China to Hong Kong are scrambling to stop the spread of an illness that has infected more than 1,900 people and killed at least 56.
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Capital One billed me for trip I never took after my wife died
Dear John: Capital One credit card company is trying to bill me for a trip I never took.  Sometime in January or February 2018, I booked a round trip on Amtrak from Sanford, Florida, for June 2018, coming back on Sept. 21.   I was told Amtrak would not bill me until sometime in June.  In...
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A lifelong friendship rekindled through tragedy
The Pelley family murders tore two friends apart for 20 years; when they finally reconnected, they discover a funny coincidence
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Menu apps the key to a restaurant’s survival
If they can’t find your restaurant menu on an app, they’re likely going elsewhere. That’s the case for some slow-moving businesses that aren’t keeping up, according to recent reports analyzing fast-food restaurant trends. Some 43% of consumers want to order meals via an app, according to a National Restaurant Association (NRA) study. However, only 18%...
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NYC’s eviction labyrinth is a cold promise to many New Yorkers
Yoselyn Gomez is staring down the barrel of eviction. A former retail worker who is currently unemployed, the mother of three fell behind on rent for her Bronx apartment last year. On Jan. 5, Gomez received a notice from Ved Parkash, her landlord, to pay up, move out or be forced to leave — in...
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En California, el crecimiento del empleo sigue al alza, pero a nivel nacional, la historia es diferente
El crecimiento del empleo se desaceleró a nivel nacional el año pasado, pero aumentó en California a medida que el estado alcanzó una expansión récord de 118 meses de empleo
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'Take Her Out.' In New Recording, Trump Heard Discussing Firing Ambassador To Ukraine
In the 2018 recording, the president can be heard ordering the firing of his top envoy to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. "Get rid of her," he says.
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The WHO should sound the alarm on Wuhan coronavirus
As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the World Health Organization's decision to hold off on declaring the outbreak "a public health emergency of international concern" is baffling.
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LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for third place on NBA career scoring list
Lakers vs. 76ers game coverage.
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Cop says NYPD orchestrated revenge for arrest of well-connected drunk
It started as just another police DWI stop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — a gold, two-seater Audi with three people crammed inside, including a driver who reeked of booze. But when Officer Joseph Stokes pulled over the fancy sports car at 5 a.m. on April 19, 2018 — and the driver allegedly spat out,...
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