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Iran’s behind the Saudi oil attack and other commentary

Foreign desk: Iran’s Behind the Saudi Oil Attack Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to blame Iran for Saturday’s attacks on the Saudi oil industry was “obvious and necessary,” writes Eli Lake at Bloomberg Opinion. It was obvious because “the Houthi rebels in Yemen,” who claimed responsibility for the attack, “lack the drones, missiles or...
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Millions are fleeing high-tax states to pursue a low-cost American Dream
According to population estimates for the end of the decade released by the US Census Bureau, millions of American families moved away from high-tax states to lower-tax ones, where work is rewarded and job creation is encouraged.
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Off-duty cop in critical condition after Queens car crash
An off-duty police officer was critically injured in an early morning car crash in Queens, police said Saturday. The 34-year-old cop was driving near the intersection of Nashville Blvd. and Lucas St. in St. Albans around midnight Friday when his car collided with another vehicle, then slammed into a telephone pole, officials said. He was...
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Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead reveals their daughter is 'fun and fearless like her mom'
Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to her and Larry Birkhead's daughter just months before she died of an accidental drug overdose in the Bahamas. Now, Birkhead is a single father raising seven-year-old Dannielynn and is revealing the similarities between the late mother and their daughter.
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Hudson Yards haters have lost their minds — over a fake wall
Absent any sensible reason to condemn Hudson Yards, the vast project’s innumerable detractors came up with a laughably hypothetical one this past week. The idea was that the developer, Related, might one day build a 700-foot-long, 2-story-high wall along its westernmost edge that would separate the complex’s yet-to-be-built second portion facing the Hudson River from...
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Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name
Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused and saying the problem had been fixed.
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Expiring tool to fight fentanyl saved in Senate but faces uncertain future in House
Senate lawmakers reached a last-minute deal on Thursday to save a sweeping tool that has helped drug enforcers crack down on fentanyl as the synthetic opioid ravages communities across the country.
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Angola's Isabel dos Santos hits back at corruption allegations, eyes possible presidential run
As Africa’s wealthiest woman, Isabel dos Santos, battles her homeland in a stunning financial battle over her assets, the former first daughter has hit back with the hint that she might just run for office herself.
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson ejected after slapping butt of Memphis Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder
Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Tristan Thompson took a page right from the playbook of Odell Beckham Jr. Friday night when he slapped the butt of Memphis Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder as he attempted to sub out. 
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Dramatic video, truck crashes offroad near trooper
Officials in the US state of Iowa are urging people to use caution and stay indoors if possible as blizzard conditions continued to wreak havoc in northern and central parts of the state on Saturday. (Jan. 18)       
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The US Space Force has revealed its utility uniform, and the internet has things to say about it
The new US Space Force has shown off its utility uniform, and it's bound to look familiar.
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Watch live: LSU Tigers celebrate national championship victory with parade
The victory marked the team's fourth national title in the school's history.
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Charles Schumer’s 1999 letter about impeachment comes back to bite him
On Feb. 11, 1999 — one day before President Bill Clinton was acquitted in his impeachment trial before the Senate — Sen. Charles Schumer penned a passionate letter, outlining why the process had taken an unfair toll on the nation. He noted that the president believed he had not crossed a line, and praised the...
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Moose traps Alaska man inside shed while he frantically calls wife, doorbell camera captures encounter
Curtis Phelps used is cellphone to call his wife and daughter, both of whom initially ignored his calls.
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Iran to send crashed plane's flight recorders abroad for analysis
U-turn follows initial refusal to provide black boxes to international investigators Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the passenger jet it accidentally shot down abroad for analysis, a senior investigator has said.The recorders will first be sent to Ukraine, the plane’s home base, where French, Canadian and US experts will help examine them, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Continue reading...
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Police fire tear gas at protesters in violent 'week of rage' in Beirut
Lebanese police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut on Saturday, as the monthslong demonstrations turned violent in what is being called a "week of rage."
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Top Senate Democrat Blasts New Trump Administration Rules Which Could Ease Oversight of Firearms Exports
The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming.
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UFC 246: Conor McGregor’s long, hard fall from the top of the world
Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor is set to make his long-awaited return to the octagon this Saturday, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas (10 pm; ESPN+PPV). It’s his first fight in the promotion since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title bout at UFC 229 in October...
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The only diet you can stick with is one you can enjoy
Dry January, Veganuary … when it all gets a bit much, reach for something simple like shepherd’s pie or mushroom soupBy the time you read this, it will all be over: the advice about what to do in January. Either you’ll still be sticking to your resolutions, food- and exercise-wise, or you will have already abandoned them – unless, like me, you didn’t make any, for which reason you will be currently neither glowing nor guilty. Regular readers will know that I like nothing more than to sit atop my spike; after the holidays, I could hardly wait to get back to work. But I also find the winter hard enough without depriving myself of things.Still, it was worse than ever this year: the advice, I mean. We were assailed from all sides, Veganuary joining Dry January as the latest thing. Looking over, if not exactly reading, an article in one newspaper – we’re all 3.3lb overweight, it said, and should drastically reduce our salt intake; we should also, in the interests of avoiding cancer, make sure our roast potatoes are golden yellow rather than brown – I was beset by the same anxiety I sometimes experience in a supermarket: even when it comes to self-improvement, the multiplicity of choice is overwhelming. Continue reading...
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Column: In a house divided, UCLA-bound soccer standout Grayson Doody is making his case
Loyola soccer star Grayson Doody comes from a USC family, but he's heading to UCLA.
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You can own this painting of AOC dressed as Che Guevara for a hefty price
It’s the red new deal. An art exhibition featuring a painting of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decked out as communist Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara will land in New York City later this month. The work, titled #Cracked, is a creation of retired Lt. Col. David Richardson, an ex-Marine and current Department of Homeland Security training contractor....
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How NYCFC’s new man in charge plans to take them to next level
When NYCFC was launched in 2013, sporting director Claudio Reyna took over a barren cupboard of players and staff and built up the club from scratch. Seven years later, NYCFC has established itself as a consistent postseason contender — it leads MLS in total points across the last four seasons (231) — and has established...
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Rod Rosenstein admits to leaking texts between Peter Strzok, Lisa Page
Mystery solved. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has ‘fessed up to giving explosive text messages of FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to the press in 2017. The messages between the two, exchanged in 2016 while both were involved in sensitive political probes, revealed their antipathy to then-candidate Donald Trump and loyalty to...
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Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine
Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. Lauren Anthony reports.
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Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries ... and one giant carbon footprint
Despite the climate crisis, ‘no emission spared’ round-the-world holidays in private jets are selling outForget cruises. The super-rich have found a new way to see the world in the luxurious style of an ocean liner but taking a fraction of the time: private jet round-the-world tours.This week, 50 members of the wealthy elite will board a privately chartered Boeing 757 to begin a 24-day guided tour of the globe, taking in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Galápagos islands and mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Continue reading...
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Congressional candidate denies involvement in Ukraine scandal
Connecticut Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde denies any involvement in alleged efforts to surveil former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
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Protests turn violent in streets of Beirut, Lebanon
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Beirut, Lebanon, as police fire tear gas at protesters shooting fireworks and hurling rocks amid anti-government demonstrations.
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How two politicians from opposite sides fixed their towns together
HARRISBURG, Pa. — On paper, Rep. Sheryl Delozier, a Republican from a predominantly white conservative district, and Rep. Jordan Harris, a Democrat from a predominantly black Philadelphia district, would be considered an unlikely alignment. If they sat on a cable-news panel they’d be expected to yell and point fingers at each other over partisan slights....
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Woman enters China's Forbidden City in luxury SUV, sparking outrage
A wealthy young woman was allowed to enter China's famed Forbidden City in a black Mercedes-Benz SUV, sparking online condemnation.
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LGBT Activists Say New Bills in Over 12 States Target Transgender Youth
The proposed laws have been endorsed by several conservative advocacy groups
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Jean Paul Gaultier announces retirement from the runway
Jean Paul Gaultier, seen here at Paris Fashion Week in 2019, has claimed that his next haute couture show will be his last.
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Mom of Charlottesville rally victim Heather Heyer issues warning ahead of Virginia gun rally
The mother of protester Heather Heyer, who was killed in the 2017 Charlottesville white supremacist rally, has a message for attendees of an upcoming pro-gun demonstration: “To anybody planning violence, stay the hell away from Richmond.” Susan Bro’s warning, delivered via UK newspaper The Independent, came after the FBI arrested multiple suspected neo-Nazis who discussed...
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Court OK's temporary weapons ban at Virginia Capitol amid fear of violence at gun rally
Gov. Ralph Northam issued the weapons ban, declaring a state of emergency after he says officials received multiple credible threats of violence.        
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Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger goes off on Astros: 'They should feel ashamed'
When it comes to the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, some players are taking it personally, such as Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger.      
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Pamela Anderson, 52, recreates iconic ‘Baywatch’ run in new ad
The timeless beauty has recreated her iconic run from the series in a new commercial from Australian automotive servicing company, Ultra Tune.
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Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s Signature School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday
Critics say the new rules would open the door for schools to serve less nutritious and more fattening foods.
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A 9-year-old created a portrait of John Cena with 750 Rubik's Cubes. His 'superpower' helped
A new video involving John Cena is going viral, but it isn't of the popular wrestler bodyslamming one of his opponents. No, it's 9-year-old Benjamin Russo creating a huge portrait of Cena with 750 Rubik's Cubes.
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Kid creates portrait of John Cena with 750 Rubik's cubes
9-year-old artist Benjamin Russo has dyslexia. He says it's his superpower- and wrestler John Cena agrees.
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Opinion: Listen to Richard Sherman -- he's definitely still elite and leading the 49ers into NFC title game vs. Packers
San Francisco's Richard Sherman was banking that 49ers' rebuilding plan would get him back in championship hunt. He's a key player who got them here.        
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Jordi Cruyff, la gran apuesta de Ecuador
Después de su paso por Chipre, Israel y China, donde se desempeñó como director deportivo y entrenador, el hispano-holandés Jordi Cruyff aterriza en Ecuador para asumir el difícil reto de alcanzar el Mundial de Catar y pasar de fase en la próxima Copa América.
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Trump Administration Proposes Rollbacks to Obama-Era School Lunch Programs on Michelle Obama’s Birthday
The proposed rules would allowing more flexibilities in the amount of fruits and vegetables served
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Pence's outrageous op-ed holds deeper meaning
Mike Pence's recent op-ed praising Republican Senator Edmund Ross' actions during Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial "has distorted basic American history and civics into Soviet-style propaganda," says historian Jeremi Suri.
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A look at potential All-Star starters, reserves and snubs
Here's how things should shake out for All-Star selections. LeBron and Giannis are no-brainers as are the top five in the West. It's murky from there.
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Tucker Carlson: 2020 is about what kind of country we should have. Dems want it to be more like California
Say what you want about the 2020 presidential race, it's not what they used to call a "managerial election."
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Former Republican Rep. Chris Collins Sentenced to 26 Months, Fined $200,000 Over Insider Trading Scheme
His son, Cameron Collins, who avoided financial losses by selling his Innate stock following his father's tip, is due to be sentenced next week.
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Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death: CNN
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.
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'90 Day Fiance' star faces kidnapping, assault charges after allegedly abusing ex-girlfriend: report
A star of the upcoming "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" series is facing criminal charges for allegedly beating up an ex-girlfriend, according to reports.
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Dangerous Winter Storm Slamming the Northwest and Midwest, Millions of People Are in the Path
A winter storm hit parts of the Midwest and Northwest on Friday and will continue onto the Northeast through the weekend.
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¿Por qué clausuraron el Parque Olímpico de Río?
La decisión se produjo el viernes luego de que se emitió una orden judicial
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