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House Dems push legislation requiring banks to receive critical 'diversity and inclusion' rating

House Democrats are proposing that all banks and credit unions receive a new "diversity and inclusion" rating, in an unprecedented step that would fundamentally alter federal regulators' so-called CAMELS rating system that currently employs a series of metrics that solely assess the financial health of banking institutions.
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Coronavirus: Here's why local governments are declaring emergencies, and what that means for you
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday warned that it's not a question of if, but when the novel coronavirus will spread in the United States, some places have already issued emergency declarations, and more could be coming from cities, counties and states.
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Ex-NY Governor Claims Giuliani Privately Asked Him to Cancel 2001 Mayoral Election So He Could Remain in Office Post-9/11
"Governor, you have the power to change the city charter to allow for me, as mayor in this time of crisis, to have an extended term," Rudy Giuliani said, according to George Pataki.
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Villanova shuts down St. John’s in front of Kyle Lowry
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Saddiq Bey scored 23 points and Justin Moore added 21 to lead No. 12 Villanova past St. John’s 71-60 on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (22-6, 11-4 Big East) had trouble shaking St. John’s until late on a night the program honored former star Kyle Lowry. Lowry, a five-time All-Star guard for the...
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Allonzo Trier nearly saves Knicks from sour RJ Barrett outing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maybe there are just no storybooks left in this Knicks’ season. With RJ Barrett struggling immensely, forgotten man Allonzo Trier came off the bench midway through the third quarter with the Knicks down 13. Trier led a fiery comeback, getting the Knicks within two points in the closing minutes but couldn’t sink...
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Cuomo, Stewart-Cousins eye closed-door fix for bail reform
What could possibly go wrong this time? Two of Albany’s “three pols in a room” want to fix the state’s controversial bail-reform law the same way it got messed up in the first place — through closed-door negotiations over the state budget. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) on Wednesday joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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Cryptocurrencies are nothing more than confidence games
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are crap. I’ve been saying this for a long time, although I have explained it more delicately in the past. Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies are nothing more than confidence games. They only have value if someone dumber than you thinks they are worth something and is willing to take them off...
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California resident is first potential community-spread coronavirus case
The patient had not recently traveled to an affected country and was not known to have close contact with someone infected with the virus.
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LAFC faces a huge challenge in CONCACAF Champions League match against León
LAFC will have to play their best game if they have a chance to beat Leon and advance in the CONCACAF Champions League.
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Wall Street and Atlanta Federal Reserve don’t agree on GDP
The latest report from the Atlanta Federal Reserve has the GDP going up by an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent in the first quarter of 2020. That’s better than the previous report of 2.4 percent growth. Strange that the Atlanta Fed is raising GDP estimates at the same time that Wall Street firms are...
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There are enough pets for almost everyone in the US
There are now about 245 million pets in the US. The human population of the US was 327 million in 2018. So, if you exclude kids under 6 years old, there are enough pets for almost everyone in the US. And that’s good because a study conducted by SeniorLiving.org says pets are good for you....
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12 of New Zealand's most beautiful places
You've seen your friends' photos, you've watched the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and you're desperate to experience New Zealand for yourself. But considering that the Land of the Long White Cloud is about the same size as the UK, how will you decide what to see?
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HHS Secretary Azar: 'I'm still chairman of the task force' on coronavirus after Trump says Pence is leading response
Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar stressed that he was still in charge of the task force addressing the novel coronavirus following President Donald Trump's announcement that Vice President Mike Pence would lead US efforts to battle the outbreak.
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Gun rights advocate rips Dems calling for gun control: They 'don't know the first thing about the subject'
Gun rights activist Colion Noir told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that Democratic leaders calling for stronger gun control legislation care less about saving lives, and more about "control."
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Trial begins for 2 Americans charged in stabbing death of Italian police officer
Two Americans charged with aggravated murder and extortion in the stabbing death of an Italian police officer last July went on trial Wednesday in Rome, claiming self-defense.
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Alex Bregman becomes seventh Astro to get plunked this spring
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos on Wednesday, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games. “It was a splitter,” Bregman said. “It just got away from him.” Some opposing players have called for retaliation against...
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Lakers' Alex Caruso makes his presence felt when on the court
Anthony Davis didn't know much about Alex Caruso before joining the Lakers, but he said the 6-5 wing player is "surprising me every day with his ability."
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Jailed art dealer Mary Boone now being sued by former gallery director
James Oliver also claims that 16 artworks worth over $5 million are being held at Boone's home.
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Blake Bolden continues her pioneering role in hockey as scout for Kings
Blake Bolden was hired recently by the Kings as a scout. She is believed to be the the first black female professional scout in the NHL.
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Trump says coronavirus risk is low, puts Pence in charge of U.S. response
President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis.
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NYC Council bills aim to slash food-delivery fees
Big Apple legislators are about to take a stab at regulating food delivery giants like Grubhub and UberEats. The New York City Council on Thursday will be presented with a package of six bills aimed at reducing the fees food delivery apps can charge city restaurants to 10 percent, down from as much as 30...
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Mets’ Noah Syndergaard already dominating thanks to new drills
PORT ST. LUCIE — The results were fantastic for Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday against the Astros at Clover Park. It was the work earlier in the week, though, that made all the difference. Syndergaard went to the 10-pack pitching mounds several days to work on his balance with pitching coaches Jeremy Hefner and Jeremy Accardo....
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Courteney Cox dishes on 'Friends' reunion special: 'We're going to have the best time'
Courteney Cox is looking forward to seeing her friends.
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Tennessee mom arrested for ‘lying’ about missing toddler Evelyn Boswell
An 18-year-old Tennessee mother was arrested for allegedly lying to investigators about the disappearance of her toddler daughter, officials said Wednesday. The 15-month-old girl from Blountville, Evelyn Boswell, was last seen in December but was only reported missing this month, authorities have said. Her mom, Megan Boswell, was charged Tuesday with one count of making...
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How coronavirus spread through the Shincheonji religious group in South Korea
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Northern California confirms 1st coronavirus case of unknown origin
The nation's first coronavirus case of unknown origin was discovered in Northern California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Wednesday.
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UCLA's Joshua Kelley was inspired by a visit to Rams camp
After making a big impression at the Senior Bowl, UCLA back Joshua Kelley aims to continue his push to become a pro with a dynamic NFL combine performance.
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Dr. Marc Siegel warns of coronavirus 'community spread,' but says patients 'responding to treatments'
Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel, reporting from Omaha, Neb., updated "Tucker Carlson Tonight" viewers Wednesday on the coronavirus outbreak, saying he was concerned about the so-called "community spread" of the virus.
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Diplo offers message of support after shooting during Brazil performance
Diplo is showing Brazil a little love after a scary night.
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Seeking Modern Witticisms in Conservative Thinking
The last in our series talking with non-Trumpian conservative thinkers.
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California lawmaker proposes human body composting bill
A California lawmaker is introducing a new bill that would make it easier to compost dead bodies -- an eco-friendly alternative to burials. CBS Sacramento's Laura Haefeli reports.
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Kobe Bryant gifts from public memorial taken off eBay
At least some hoping to profit off Kobe Bryant’s death were blocked by eBay. The e-commerce behemoth removed multiple listings for souvenirs given out at the Lakers legend’s public memorial Monday because “we do not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering,” eBay told TMZ on Wednesday. Bryant and daughter Gianna...
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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after phone battery catches fire
An United Airlines flight From New Jersey to the Bahamas had to make an emergency landing after one carry-on proved too hot to handle.        
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Why Mike McCarthy is putting all his faith in Kellen Moore
What I'm Hearing: At one point Mike McCarthy said he would never give up play-calling duties. But as Jori Epstein details, McCarthy is singing a different tune in Dallas du to one person.       
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New Council bill would provide street homeless with rental assistance
Homeless people who refuse to stay in a city shelter would still be able to qualify for rental assistance vouchers and score their own permanent housing under new legislation being considered by the City Council. Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn), who expects to introduce the bill Thursday, told The Post it will allow people living in...
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Johnny Depp film party features pics of mercury-poisoning victims on walls
One showed “a mother cradling her naked, deformed daughter.”
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Infections reported on every continent except Antarctica
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More new coronavirus cases outside China than inside
The novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, with new cluster outbreaks in South Korea, Europe, and the Middle East. Follow here for the latest.
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Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances after union finds he behaved inappropriately
Spain canceled two performances by Placido Domingo Wednesday after a U.S. opera union investigation found he behaved inappropriately over two decades.        
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Pseudoscience doesn’t get much more pretentious than this
Did you know that Latvia and Montenegro are better places to raise your kids than the United States? Also Bosnia and Saudi Arabia. It must be true. It’s what the experts say. A new report by a joint commission of the World Health Organization, the medical journal The Lancet and UNICEF has ranked the United...
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Losing fans’ respect may be a punishment the Astros won’t forget
This columnist still remembers how friends shamed him in fourth grade.
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Lori Vallow, mother of missing children, will be returned to Idaho
The mother of two children who have been missing for months has decided not to fight extradition from Hawaii to Idaho.
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Six dead after shooting at Milwaukee Coors complex
Five employees and a gunman are dead after a shooting at the Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Opinion | The White House Shouldn’t Downplay the Coronavirus
The administration is already getting attacked for its cuts to the epidemic teams at the National Security Council and Department of Homeland Security.
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Tucker slams Democratic debate, debaters: 'The chaos Putin was hoping for descended onto the debate stage'
Tucker Carlson said in his Wednesday commentary that Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate had descended into the exact chaos that some critics of President Trump claim Russian leader Vladimir Putin is hoping for in the 2020 election.
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Hilary Duff hints at Lizzie McGuire drama after Disney+ pulls ‘Love, Simon’ spinoff
Hillary Duff alluded to some trouble with Disney in the wake of the decision to pull the “Love, Simon” television adaption from Disney+. The actress, 32, shared a screenshot to her Instagram story of an article from The Advocate with the headline “Love, Simon TV Show Pulled From Disney+ as It’s Not ‘Family-Friendly'” and circled...
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BTS' 5-minute performance in empty Grand Central Terminal took 2 months to organize
Hit South Korean boy band BTS performed their new single "On" in Grand Central Terminal for "The Tonight Show." Here's how it all came together.        
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Macaulay Culkin to join ‘American Horror Story’ season 10 cast with Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters also returning
Macaulay Culkin is all set to join the star-studded season 10 cast of “American Horror Story,” which already included returning performers Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
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UPDATE 1-S.Korea reports 334 new coronavirus cases, postpones military drill with U.S. troops
South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the largest daily increase yet, as the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for South Korea and a joint military drill was postponed.
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