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‘Notorious scumbag’: Potential jurors tossed for bashing Michael Avenatti
Dozens of jurors were tossed Monday from their chance to serve as jurors in the impending Nike extortion trial of Michael Avenatti — with many blasting the controversial lawyer as a “scumbag” and a liar. “Michael Avenatti is a notorious scumbag who is willing to do anything, including lie and cheat in order to enrich...
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Pompeo bars NPR reporter from his plane
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo bars an NPR reporter from his plane after confrontation with network over his profanity-laced attack on its interviewer.
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How Media Outlets Are Acknowledging (and Not Acknowledging) Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case
Writers are searching for a coherent narrative of Bryant’s life. But people’s private and public selves are rarely cohesive.
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Kobe Bryant fan says they’re too sad to serve on Michael Avenatti’s Nike extortion trial
A grief-stricken Kobe Bryant fan Monday said they were so torn up over the NBA legend’s recent death that they were unable to serve on Michael Avenatti’s impending Nike extortion trial. “I personally met and have a great deal of respect for Laker legend Kobi [sic] Bryant who recently died in the helicopter crash in California,” according to a...
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Lori Vallow, mother of two missing Idaho children, found in Hawaii with new husband
Police ordered the mother to produce her missing children in the bizarre missing-persons case with Arizona ties.       
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Coronavirus outbreak: US urges Americans to 'reconsider' China travel, plans to move personnel out of Wuhan
The State Department on Monday urged Americans to reconsider traveling to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus, and said it ordered the departure of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their families out of the country.
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Super Bowl 2020 halftime show: How Jennifer Lopez, Shakira stay in shape
Call it Super Babe Sunday! With their heavenly hair flips, body-baring costumes and fierce dance moves, Sunday’s Super Bowl 2020 halftime show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira is set to be the sexiest yet. That’s because, with 19 studio albums, more than 155 million records sold, and a 12-pack of abs between them, the Latin...
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The Cherry-Picked, Inaccurate Claims Made by Trump's Defense Team to Refute Impeachment Articles
Here are a few of the claims made by President Trump's lawyers that failed to paint the entire picture.
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California dad suspected of killing his 5 infant kids over a decade
A depraved California dad has been charged with killing his five infant children over the course of a decade in a cold case that “haunted” investigators for years, police said on Monday.  Paul Perez, 57 — who had been serving time at a prison outside Bakersfield, Calif. for unrelated crimes — was arrested on Thursday...
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Trump's lawyers tell Supreme Court that the President's financial documents shouldn't be turned over to House, New York
President Donald Trump's personal lawyers told the Supreme Court Monday that the House of Representatives and a Manhattan prosecutor should not be able to subpoena the President's long-time accounting firm and banks for his financial records, in a monumental dispute concerning separation of powers and claims of absolute immunity that will be heard by the justices later this term.
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State Department blocks NPR reporter from Pompeo trip after radio host said he cursed, shouted at her
The decision to block NPR's State Department reporter from traveling with Pompeo comes after he cursed at host Mary Louise Kelly after an interview.       
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Lizzo, Diddy and embattled former CEO all put the Grammys on notice
The world is changing faster than the Grammys and other major institutions, historically exclusionary of women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals, can keep up, says Jeff Yang, who saw in significant moments from Lizzo, Diddy and former CEO Deborah Dugan demonstrations of how different today's cultural landscape is from the anodyne, polished and packaged reality that the Academy's white male insiders sought to present at this year's awards.
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Super Bowl 2020 is overtaken by Kobe Bryant sorrow
MIAMI — The show must go on, it must always go on, in every precinct outside of Los Angeles, but the Kobe Bryant Story is a tragedy that has washed ashore on South Beach, a tsunami of a grief that can be seen and heard even over the pulsating music from the ostentatious party the...
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Gianna Bryant mourned by UConn women’s basketball team before game
The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team paid tribute to Gianna “Gigi” Bryant — who was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday along with dad Kobe Bryant — before an exhibition game Monday night. The NCAA team reserved a seat on their court-side bench for Gigi, with a No. 2 team jersey and a bouquet...
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state of black history
Freshman year of high school can make anyone feel lost, but Seattle teen Janelle Gary felt especially lost when she entered high school in 2015. After she was forced to move when her building was demolished, part of a wave of gentrification driving out residents of the historically black Central District neighborhood, she ended up…
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4 takeaways from the Trump team’s day on defense
John Bolton who?
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Rep. Doug Collins expected to run for Senate
The move complicates Republicans' efforts to hold onto a battleground Senate seat.
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One incredibly useful trick to find any photo on your phone fast
You might remember when you’d only snap a few photos for fear of wasting film. Those days are long gone. Reports indicate people worldwide snap an astounding 1 trillion images a year.
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Why John Bolton’s ‘bombshell’ really isn’t
It shouldn’t be news that former National Security Adviser John Bolton can attest to a White House scheme to pressure Ukraine on investigations. The existence of this campaign, now at the center of the impeachment fight, has been obvious for months. There is no mystery here, no whodunnit, no dining-car reckoning from “Murder on the...
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It’s Not “Too Soon” to Talk About the Kobe Bryant Rape Case
“Survivors in your life right now are listening to this.”
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Judge waives $50K bond for woman accused of helping hide a corpse
A young woman accused of helping her boyfriend hide his slain mom’s body no longer has to secure her freedom with a $50,000 bond — thanks to New York’s new bail-reform law. Caitlyn O’Rourke’s lawyer argued in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday that the bond should be released because the charge against her — concealment...
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Woman can't use frozen embryos after divorce
An Arizona woman cannot use frozen embryos fertilized by her ex-husband to have children and has to donate them, according to a ruling by the state's Supreme Court.
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Brit Hume on Bolton book revelation: It will undoubtedly increase pressure for him to testify
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume appeared on "Special Report with Bret Baier" Monday to comment on a report that former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book reveals that President Trump connected frozen military aid to Ukraine to investigations into the family of prospective 2020 rival Joe Biden.
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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wants the Houston Astros to express remorse for stealing signs
In his first public comments about the Astros cheating during the 2017 World Series, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw addressed getting shelled in Game 5.
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Author deletes children’s book co-written with Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children’s book, but the author of “The Alchemist” says he decided to delete the draft after Bryant’s death
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China's Tibet closes tourism sites to prevent virus spread: state media
China's Tibet Autonomous Region has temporarily closed all tourist sites starting on Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, official news agency Xinhua reported.
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Americans urged not to travel to China over coronavirus concerns
The U.S. State Department is raising its travel warning over the deadly coronavirus, urging Americans not to travel to China. At least five cases have been confirmed in the U.S. Adriana Diaz has the latest.
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Will Ferrell has a great timeshare for you and more with 'Downhill'
Ferrell and co-stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods and Zoe Chao along with co-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash of the film "Downhill" stopped by the L.A. Times Studio to go through the ABCs of their film.
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Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist arrested for spreading personal info of victim’s dad
Florida police have arrested a Sandy Hook “truther” who has long tormented the families of kids killed in the 2012 massacre. Wolfgang Halbig, a former contributor to conspiracy site Infowars, was arrested Monday in Lake County and charged with unlawfully possessing the personal information of Leonard Pozner — whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the...
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Barbarians at Yale: PC idiocy kills classic art-history class
The intro art-history course at Yale University is the envy of the world. The students who qualify for this costly privilege, some of whom go on to run the nation’s major art institutions, relish densely packed, richly presented lessons about the brilliant brushstrokes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and the like. Or not. As...
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Joy Behar links migrants at US-Mexico border to Holocaust during interview with Holocaust survivors
"The View" co-host Joy Behar invoked the migrants who are in detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview with a pair of Holocaust survivors. 
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Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face 'collapse,' new study claims
Earth's ecosystems are under unprecedented threat from a combination of climate change, extreme weather and human activity, a new study shows.
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Empire State Building pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with purple, gold lights
The Empire State Building paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on Monday, by lighting up in purple and gold to honor the late Lakers legend. “Our lights will shine in purple and gold this evening as we pay tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, an inspiration to millions across the globe who was taken too soon,”...
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Biden tours Iowa while senators stay benched
A week from tonight, Iowa Democrats plan to gather in high school gymnasiums, public libraries, church basements and other locales to make the first concrete decisions of the 2020 presidential election.
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Off-duty NYPD detective dies in Staten Island home
An off-duty NYPD detective died Monday afternoon after suffering an apparent stroke, police and sources told The Post. The cop, who sources said worked in the department’s Latent Print Section, died at his home in the Woodrow section of Staten Island around 3 p.m., according to police. The detective’s name was not released. A spokesman...
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Far-left agitprop for pre-K tots: what NYC schools have come to
What are they teaching in New York City preschools? At one taxpayer-funded Brooklyn nursery, it isn’t numbers, letters or nap time — but ­racism and victimhood, plus transgender and “queer’’ rights, with a heavy dose of political indoctrination in the mix. “I was kind of horrified,’’ the father of a preschooler told me. “They say...
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Impeachment Trial Recap: Trump Lawyers Sortie — But Eschew Bolton Issue
President Trump's defense lawyers tore into Democrats in their first full day of arguments but they did not address new revelations about the Ukraine affair in John Bolton's forthcoming book.
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Republican Doug Collins Complains About Bolton Being Believed Over Trump, Says President's Defense Team Will Prove Everyone Wrong
"If John Bolton says it," Collins said, "It must be true. Even though the president said it didn't happen."
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Republicans in Trump impeachment face new pressure over witnesses after Bolton book report
President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under renewed pressure on Monday to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defense team ignored new disclosures from a former top White House adviser.
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Hunter Biden agrees to pay child support in paternity case settlement
Hunter Biden has agreed to pay monthly child support to an Arkansas woman, court documents filed Monday show, in a temporary settlement reached just days before he was scheduled for a mandatory court appearance to explain why he hadn't provided financial documents in his ongoing paternity case.
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Local Digest: Metro stabbing involved a debt of $5, D.C. police say
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
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Review: Go face to face with 28 beasts in Nina de Creeft Ward's animal kingdom
At a time when so much contemporary art is little more than a selfie backdrop, the nature sculptures of De Creeft Ward have a throwback allure.
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Why are we counting on four GOP senators? They all should do their jobs.
Every. Single. One.
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Varney makes bold prediction ahead of Iowa caucus: 'Huge problem for the party'
Fox Business host Stuart Varney said the Democratic party is facing a "huge problem" as no clear winner is predicted to emerge from the upcoming Iowa caucuses.
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Jesse Watters praises Trump attorney Bondi's 'meticulous' Hunter Biden argument: 'It doesn't look good for Joe'
Jesse Watters praised Trump attorney Pam Bondi's impeachment defense presentation, which laid out why former Vice President Joe Biden's 49-year-old son Hunter deserves scrutiny in the president's Senate trial.
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These Fox News Contributors Will Campaign for Trump in Iowa Despite Network's Warnings Against Political Participation
Fox News contributors were listed among a group of more than 80 Trump surrogates expected to campaign for the president in Iowa.
newsweek.com
Celebrity star-power fuels Bernie’s final Iowa sprint
His traveling festival of celebrity surrogates aims to attract young and unlikely voters to his campaign events.
politico.com
Poll: Bernie Sanders Holds Commanding Lead in Utah
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is leading the Democrat primary field in Utah, a Salt Lake Tribune/Suffolk University poll released Monday showed.
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