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A jury has been selected in the Harvey Weinstein trial
A jury has been seated in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, capping a selection process that began last week in New York State Supreme Court.
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Senators prepare for contentious Tuesday session that could stretch hours and could go behind closed doors
Senate leaders are preparing for a contentious session Tuesday that could stretch several hours as well as send the chamber into a closed session as Democrats try to force the GOP into accepting witness testimony and documents to be produced during the impeachment trial, according to multiple senators and other sources familiar with the planning.
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The 12 Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Cameos of All Time
From Carrie Brownstein to Mel Brooks
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Reading the News, You'd Think Democracy Is Retreating Everywhere. Good News: The Opposite Is True | Opinion
The slow, discreet spread of participatory democracy to almost every country in the world should give us hope.
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'Nothing was off limits': Hillary Clinton discusses life-spanning new docuseries
Hillary Clinton and director Nanette Burstein discussed the life-spanning Hulu docuseries "Hillary" at Television Critics Assn. press tour Friday.
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Jet Blue: That'll be $80 to check two bags at airport
JetBlue passengers now must pay $35 for first checked bag and $45 for second bag. When will other airlines follow?
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'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore' Weapon Guide: Every Carnage & Skill Listed
"Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore" is full of weapons called Carnage. Here's all the Carnage in the game paired alongside their unique skills.
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Gay Inmates Tie the Knot Inside Cyprus Prison
They have become the second same-sex couple to marry inside a EU member country prison
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James Taylor opens up in first clip from new audio-only memoir, out Jan. 31
James Taylor's audio-only memoir, "Break Shot: My First 21 Years," will be released on Audible on Jan. 31.
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Dems go on offense in House contests
All while NRCC boss sounds alarm over fundraising.
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Seattle cop fired for Instagram posts suggesting violence against Clinton, Obama
A Seattle cop has been fired for suggesting “sending package bombs” to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama so they “finally STFU,” according to a new report. An internal investigation that launched in 2018 found the unidentified police officer’s “unprofessional” posts on a private Instagram account “negatively impacted the department’s ability to serve the...
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Christopher Tolkien, son and protector of 'Lord of the Rings' creator, dies
Christopher Tolkien helped edit and publish much of J.R.R. Tolkien's work after the science fiction and fantasy writer died in 1973.
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Teachers to announce lawsuit over Delta jet's fuel dump over schools
Attorney Gloria Allred's office says teachers did their best to protect children on the school playground as fuel rained down.       
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California sues over Trump plan to open land to fracking
The plan would open new oil and gas leasing in California's Central Valley and Central Coast — which already suffers from the worst air quality in the country.        
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CDC to screen at three US airports for signs of new virus from China
More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for fever and other symptoms of a mysterious new virus that's killed two and infected dozens in China, the CDC announced Friday.
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Kelvin's clone: Gastelum and Nasrat Haqparast reunite ahead of UFC 246
When Nasrat Haqparast made his UFC debut, he was dubbed "Mini Kelvin Gastelum." Finally, the two proved they're different people.       Related StoriesAnthony Pettis feeling rejuvenated before lightweight return at UFC 246Video: Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone make weight for UFC 246 headliner'BMF' Jorge Masvidal sets 3-year timeline: 'I want to be at the highest level when I walk away' 
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Three U.S. Airports to Screen Passengers for Chinese Coronavirus
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will screened for infection at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and at S.F.O. and L.A.X. on Saturday.
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How One Man’s Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection
When Africans from the Gold Coast staged a series of revolts and conspiracies in the 17th and 18th centuries, they created an archipelago of insurrection stretching throughout the North Atlantic Americas
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The big question Canadians have about royal move
Canadians want to know if they will be picking up the tab for Harry and Meghan's security if they move there.
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Jillian Michaels posts throwback photo of herself at 175 lbs. to inspire others
Jillian Michaels wants to prove that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it.
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How McConnell is trying to keep GOP unified
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is trying to keep his caucus unified as he is set to release the resolution with the impeachment trial rules. CNN's Lauren Fox reports on how McConnell is handling his caucus behind the scenes.
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Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected in Harvey Weinstein case
Eight men and seven women were chosen as jurors and alternates Friday in the trial of the disgraced movie mogul
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Hunter bitten on head by venomous snake hanging above him from tree
The Mississippi hunter received 5 vials of antivenom and had to be airlifted. "I feel like I've been on a five-day drunk, but I'm fine."        
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'America's Newsroom' says goodbye to Bill Hemmer: 'This is a show you built'
Bill Hemmer signed off of "America's Newsroom" on Friday, after 12 years co-hosting the morning show.
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Pompeo says the State Dept. will investigate possible surveillance
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- more than 48 hours after the evidence of potential monitoring emerged and more than 24 hours after Ukraine announced its own investigation into the matter.
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I Sued Obama to Stop Him From Sending Troops to War Without Asking Congress. I Failed. Trump Is Reaping the Reward | Opinion
No one person should have the power of war and peace, but certainly not that sort of person.
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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray would love to add pro baseball to his resume
This isn't the first time this conversation has happened and it likely won't be the last, but it is the first time Kyler Murray has talked baseball on the record since finishing his first season in the NFL.        
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Joaquin Phoenix films new movie amid ‘Joker’ awards buzz
Phoenix took a break from award season to film his next movie.
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Red Sox star speaks on dismissed manager
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NFL star sends veteran to Super Bowl
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Casey Currie and Ricky Brabec become first Americans to win at Dakar Rally
Two Southern Californians made Dakar Rally history, with Casey Currie winning in the side-by-side vehicle class and Ricky Brabec taking the motorcycle category.
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Taal volcano eruption devours crater lake
The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has almost devoured a crater lake on the volcanic island.
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Fewer Americans Are Binge Drinking, But Those Who Are, Are Drinking More
American adults who binge drink are consuming an increasing number of alcoholic beverages per year when they binge, a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. The study, an analysis of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from 2011 to 2017, found that while overall rates of…
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Donald Trump Tells LSU National Champions He's a Good President, 'Even Though They're Trying to Impeach the Sonofab---h'
The Louisiana State University football team attended the White House in celebration of their national title.
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Drinking low-fat milk could slow down aging process, study finds
The study revealed that every 1 percent increase in milk fat consumed -- drinking 2 percent vs. 1 percent milk -- translated to more than four years in additional biological aging.
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‘Bill Hemmer Reports’ goes where the news is being made: ‘It gives you perspective’
Bill Hemmer’s 12-year stint co-hosting “America’s Newsroom” came to an end on Friday, but the popular news anchor says he’s not worried about replicating its success in the afternoon with his new show, “Bill Hemmer Reports."
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Man plans to sue city for $1M over terrifying subway arrest
The 19-year-old man dramatically arrested by cops on a subway car in Brooklyn for allegedly jumping a turnstile plans to sue the city for $1 million after a judge tossed the case, The Post has learned. A large group of cops — one with a gun drawn — were filmed cuffing Adrian Napier, who was...
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Wintry mix will bring 1 to 3 inches of snow to NYC this weekend
Winter has finally decided to rear its ugly head. New Yorkers will need to break out their snow boots this weekend — and an umbrella, too — as a messy wintry mix rolls into the region. It won’t get any warmer than 32 degrees for the rest of the day Friday — and overnight temperatures...
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First non-Jew to lead Bet Tzedek has devoted career to working with legal aid groups
The incoming leader of the legal aid group reflects on the organization's mission and Jewish roots
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Miami Beach hotel employees taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak
After a gas leak at Shore Club hotel in Miami's South Beach, 17 people became ill and were treated for carbon monoxide exposure.       
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Big rig hauling live chickens ruffles feathers with road closure in Chino Hills
The semi-truck toppled onto its side exiting the southbound 71 Highway at Grand Avenue, closing the off-ramp and eastbound lanes, Chino Hills police said
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We need a President who will help all Americans -- not just the rich
Jeffrey Sachs writes that over the last 40 years, the nation has been split by a prosperity gap that benefits the wealthiest Americans. The 2020 election is an opportunity to elect a president who will support policies that produce prosperity for all Americans.
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Video shows Migos rapper Quavo throwing punches at Paris Fashion Week party
"[They] made him wait 10 minutes at the door like a nobody," a source told Page Six.
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Abby Huntsman addresses 'The View' exit: 'This has been a dream come true'
Friday was Abby Huntsman's last day co-hosting "The View," and in her send off she addressed some rumors surrounding her exit.        
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Oklahoma senators filed a bill to create 'Make America Great Again' license plates
A portion of the proceeds from the plates' sale will benefit veteran nonprofits, the senators said.
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Susan Collins is now least popular senator, facing reelection
The Maine senator's net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating.       
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Matthew McConaughey’s mom, 88, set up with Hugh Grant’s dad, 91
Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant have successfully played matchmaker for their widowed parents. Co-stars of the upcoming film “The Gentleman,” the two actors entertained the idea of setting up McConaughey’s mother Kay McConaughey, 88, with Grant’s father — James Grant, 91 — during a December interview with Mashable. In a new Q&A, Matthew reveals that...
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