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EEUU registra primer caso de neumonía viral detectada en China
SEATTLE — Un ciudadano estadounidense que recientemente regresó de China ha sido diagnosticado con el nuevo virus desatado en el país asiático y que ha obligado a imponer medidas sanitarias en diversos países.
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KFC roasted for ad depicting boys gawking at woman’s breasts
Peloton isn’t the only company to ignite outrage over a “sexist” commercial recently. KFC Australia found itself in the social-justice skillet after critics read its latest ad as objectifying women. The 15-second commercial depicts a woman checking out her breasts and butt in the reflection of a car window as she adjusts her romper. But...
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Tom Steyer’s foreign policy plan: Just do whatever Obama did
Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer speaks to the crowd during a Martin Luther King Day rally on January 20, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina. | Sean Rayford/Getty Images He wants a new climate deal, a relationship of trust with China, and to make a new Iran deal. Businessman and billionaire Tom Steyer has a foreign policy plan to deal with climate change, China, and Iran: basically, do what President Barack Obama did. In seeking a climate change agreement with China, a broader policy of mutual trust between Beijing and Washington, and something like the Iran nuclear deal, Steyer seems to be offering continuity — not change — from Obama-era foreign policy. That’s the main takeaway from my short interview with Steyer on Sunday night. The long-shot presidential candidate lacks formal foreign policy chops, but he has consistently argued his years in business provided him with plenty of global knowledge. What’s more, he says it’s not experience, but rather judgment, that voters should most consider when deciding which Democrat would make the best commander in chief. I wanted to explore that idea further with Steyer. How would he weigh a concession China might want in exchange for its support for a climate deal? Would he go to Congress before ever ordering the military to kill a terrorist? And how would he deal with Iran, which may be closer than ever to getting a nuclear weapon on the day he enters the Oval Office? His response? Follow the Obama framework, and make the world admire America again. “The thing that makes us safest is a sense of people around the world of who the United States is, which is we’re the good guys,” he told me. “We’re the people who believe in democracy. We’re the people who believe in freedom. We’re the people that believe in equality.” Our interview, edited for length and clarity, is below. Alex Ward You’ve been clear that tackling climate change would be your No. 1 priority as president, and you’ve also identified China as “frenemy.” To combat climate change, of course, you’ll need China to sign on to whatever pledges you might want. How will you get Beijing to agree to your climate demands? Tom Steyer We have a very important and complicated relationship with China, and there’s no chance for us to disengage from China. If there’s any country in the world that is going to suffer because of climate change, China’s going to suffer dramatically. So it’s absolutely in their interests to solve this. The idea that we’re going to compel them to do something against their interest — is it true? In fact, it is dramatically in their interest to solve this crisis together with the other leading countries in the world. Alex Ward So China will just sign on to a climate deal with the US simply because it’s in its interest to tackle climate change? Tom Steyer What President Obama did was the right thing, which was to go to them and work out a plan together. That’s the starting place in terms of coming up with a climate plan that can work for the whole world. That’s what we have to do. It’s not going to be a question of threats. It’s going to be in the context of all of the other things that we do together. They’re the second biggest economy in the world, and we have incredibly intertwined economies. It’s practically impossible to separate the two countries. What we’re going to have to do is make sure we work together so that a climate deal works in their economic interest as well as their environmental interests. But I don’t know how ultimately they are going to separate the two because if we don’t solve this, the suffering in China is going to be incredible. How Hwee Young/AFP via Getty Images Former President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during their meeting in Hangzhou on September 3, 2016. Both countries formally agreed that day to ratify the Paris climate deal. Alex Ward But the world looks different now than it did when Obama was president. I don’t think anyone would disagree China would suffer from the effects of climate change. But one could imagine under President Xi Jinping that Beijing might try to extract concessions from the US in exchange for the climate agreement you so badly want. For example, China could say “don’t criticize our treatment of the Uighurs” or “stay silent on our crackdown on Hong Kong.” So what’s a trade-off you’d be willing to make? Tom Steyer I think that that’s an inaccurate framing, because in fact a climate deal is something that dramatically helps China — and I mean dramatically. We have an absolute shared interest in solving this together and we have to make sure that we do it in a way that is good for growth and employment. But the idea that somehow they’re doing it for us, once you’re in that framework, I think you’re making a mistake. Alex Ward Since I’ve mentioned the Uighurs, you told CBS News earlier this month that you don’t consider China’s treatment of them to be a “genocide.” As you know, some experts have labeled it a genocide. What do you consider China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be, then? Tom Steyer My opinion is this is something where they are committing human rights violations. The appropriate answer, it seems to me, in those cases is not for the United States to step in, but for the international community with leadership from the United States to step in. I think your question seems to imply once again, as you did with climate, is that this is really a United States problem and don’t we have to deal with it? I think that’s not true. This is the kind of problem that the international community should deal with together. And in fact that’s when we’ve had the most success as a country, is working with other people on behalf of the values that we share with other countries. Alex Ward When you say the “international community,” who are you talking about? Are you talking about the UN? Are you talking about forming a multilateral coalition? What does that international community action towards China actually look like on this issue? Tom Steyer Realistically, it probably would be some combination of countries. If you thought the UN could work on this, that would be one thing. But I’m not sure that it can. The question is, how will you build a coalition of people to make it clear that internationally this is outside the range of acceptability? I don’t think it leads to isolating China. We’re going to have substantial important differences with the People’s Republic of China going forward. We have them in terms of the theft of intellectual property, we have them in terms of the closing of markets. Those are ongoing things that are very significant for American working people and American business. Then we have issues, as you’re putting it, about human rights and democracy. Then together we have to share trade relations and the need to combat climate change. It’s a complicated relationship, and we haven’t even gotten to anything military. David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Uighur rights activist holds a placard during the protest in London on January 19, 2020. Alex Ward So what’s your China strategy? Tom Steyer For each one of those aspects I just mentioned, the question really was “how do you put that in the context of a very broad relationship?” I thought that President Obama and his team worked to have an actual relationship of trust, so that you actually could negotiate successfully. What Mr. Trump has done is gone to a bilateral relationship of confrontation and competition that clearly I don’t think has worked, I don’t think can work. The framework you’re talking about is: What can we threaten them with to get them to give up something? How do we get them to solve our problem? I don’t think that’s the framework that successful negotiations take place in. Alex Ward To be clear, I wasn’t saying the US has to threaten China to get something. But my concern is China may still demand something big from the US in order to get their cooperation even in areas of mutual interest and even if we’re working in a coalition. That’s why I wanted to know what you were willing to consider putting on the table. Tom Steyer They are always in the position of needing to sell things in the United States of America. Don’t take that out. As much as we are intertwined with them economically and from a trade standpoint, they absolutely need us. Never forget that. Alex Ward So you think that, for lack of a better term, America’s trump card is that it’s a big market China needs to sell to, and therefore China has to work with Washington? Tom Steyer Is there any doubt? This is an export-driven country and you’re talking about the biggest consumer market in the world. Do I think that it’s important? Yeah, I do. The question is, do you then go to a place of confrontation and escalation or do you go to a place where you work together to try and get things done? That’s partially a question of attitude and relationship. You can see from the Paris agreement on climate change that it’s possible to do that. And it’s possible to undo because you can see what Mr. Trump has been doing. Alex Ward Let’s move on to Iran and the killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. In your initial tweets on Trump’s decision, you called Soleimani a “terrorist” but blasted the administration for not seeking congressional approval. In a Steyer administration, then, would you seek a congressional green light before killing a terrorist? It is essential that we protect American service members and citizens throughout the region while working with our allies to prevent further escalation that could lead to a devastating war that Americans do not want. (2/2)— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) January 3, 2020 Tom Steyer Let’s be clear, Soleimani was also a government official in a sovereign country. I believe that according to international law, in order for us to do that, there has to be an imminent threat, which the administration first said there was and then backed off that claim. It wasn’t just killing a terrorist, it was something much beyond that, from the standpoint of international law. The whole idea was that it was such an imminent threat that [the president] couldn’t consult Congress, and he basically bypassed every ordinary channel procedure and accepted rule in doing it. If you ask me, this is a consistent behavior. He acted impulsively. He didn’t have a process internally. He’s gutted the State Department. He didn’t go through the normal American or international channels. And he basically decided that he was going to do what he was going to do without really even having a strategy other than to escalate. Alex Ward It seems like you’re more concerned about Trump’s broader strategy toward Iran. Tom Steyer Definitely. He has withdrawn us from the Iran nuclear deal, and then escalated continuously kind of along the lines of exactly what I’m saying, which is bilateral confrontation without a strategy and upping the ante at every stage. That’s what I think this was. I think at some level you have to ask, “Does this make us safer?” Isn’t that the point? And I don’t believe that there’s an argument that this made us safer. Alex Ward To be clear: You think the US killing Soleimani made the world less safe than it would’ve been had he not killed Soleimani? Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images Iranian mourners gather during the final stage of funeral processions for slain top general Qassem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman on January 7, 2020. Tom Steyer I believe so. The thing that makes us safest is a sense of people around the world of who the United States is, which is we’re the good guys. We’re the people who believe in democracy. We’re the people who believe in freedom. We’re the people that believe in equality. If you went around the world when Obama was president, everyone loved us and felt as if we were going to try and do the right thing. We were of course still imperfect then, but there was a sense that we were trying to stand up for what was right. Giving up on that and just being the country that has the biggest guns — and showing we’re willing to use them if you don’t do what we want — is not the way to make America safer. It’s not the way to make America’s service members safer. It’s not the way to make Americans safer from terrorists around the world. Alex Ward You would enter the White House with Iran likely closer — but not close, to be clear — to obtaining a nuclear weapon — Tom Steyer — because of Donald Trump. I don’t want to let that go by. Because of Donald Trump, he will have made us substantially less safe. Alex Ward Alright, so what is your plan to stop Iran from getting the bomb? What are you willing to do? Tom Steyer What President Obama was doing with Iran was basically in a coalition with some of our close allies. He was offering Iran economic relief in return for them giving up their nuclear ambitions for 10 years. From what I can tell, and I haven’t been to Iran in the last few years, but from what I can tell that trade still exists. They’re having huge economic issues now due to Trump’s policies. Obviously, this is a regime that is not friendly to the United States or allied with the United States. This is a regime which stands for things that we absolutely, violently disagree with. We’ve had numerous conflicts with them. The question is, when you look at this region of the world where we’ve had multiple wars, you have to ask, what are you trying to accomplish there in terms of the safety of Americans? What are our interests in the Middle East? Is our interest in protecting Americans from terrorism? Is our interest in preserving the flow of oil around the world — let’s face it — is that one of your critical interests? Is your interest trying to preserve safety and peace in the Middle East? When you think about what to do about Iran, you have to ask yourself these questions and then you have to be answering those questions honestly. In looking at this regime, giving them economic relief is something that is very, very valuable to them and leaves them in a better position. They’d be getting something they very much want. We’re getting something we very much want. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks on Iran at the White House on January 8, 2020. Alex Ward To clarify, you think that framework will keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon? Just give it economic relief? Tom Steyer Our predominant interest with Iran at this point is the safety of Americans. The job of commander in chief, particularly with regard to this regime, is the safety of American citizens. When I look at the Middle East, I’m not interested in another 19-year war. I’m not interested in service people in the United States of America going there except to protect us. If you look at the last 20 years of American foreign policy in the Middle East, I don’t think people have been clear with what they’re doing. They have felt as if this is all playing with free money, but it’s not free money. Every dollar we spend there is a dollar we don’t spend on an American kid. That’s got to be taken into account. Every time we send a service person into harm’s way, that’s an American life we’re taking and we’re putting at risk. There has to be an absolutely fantastic reason to do that. What I can see in Iran is our interest here is getting this region and the terror that they support to be tamped down and controlled for the sake of American safety. Alex Ward To get there, then, you would lift the sanctions Trump reimposed and basically go back to the Obama-era Iran deal? Tom Steyer We have sanctions on, so that would have to be the give from us. We’re in the same position now. And the question is where are they and what can be redone? In a negotiation, of course, God is in the details. But people have to think, first, that you’re a partner who can be trusted. Why negotiate with someone who goes back on their word? You can’t do it. And secondly, are you in the range of reason? You can’t negotiate with someone if they’re not in the range of reason. That’s just normal stuff.
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This is the best TV TCL has ever made—but is it worth the price?
The marriage between quantum dots and mini-LEDs is a promising one.       
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British royal family is the focus of new animated satire series
HBO Max has ordered an animated comedy series centered on the British royal family. “The Prince” hails from writer and executive producer Gary Janetti. Based on Janetti’s Instagram account, the series takes a look at the royals through the eyes of Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will voice...
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Shamed for wearing pajamas in public? Chinese city cracks down on 'uncivilized behavior'
The range of "bad behavior" shamed by the Chinese city included lying on a bench and passing out promotional flyers.       
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Apple-Books—Top-10
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Deadly virus spreads from mainland China to Taiwan as death toll rises to 6
Doctors in China now say the coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person as the death toll from the illness rises to six victims. Taiwan has reported its first sign of the disease: a woman who had visited Wuhan, where officials designated nine hospitals as treatment centers in an effort to contain the deadly virus. Ramy Inocencio reports from Wuhan, where scientists are trying to figure out how to contain the outbreak.
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This gadget will let you watch the Super Bowl without cable
No cable? No problem. You can still watch Super Bowl 54 live.       
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Jerry O’Connell jokes that he and Rebecca Romijn role-play as Joe and Teresa Giudice
“We only got a couple minutes before ICE is in here! C'mon! Let's do this!"
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Vet accidentally euthanized cat instead of giving it rabies vaccine, woman claims
A distraught cat owner is heartbroken after an apparent mistake at the vet’s office resulted in the pet’s death.
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If you love books, do not cut them in half
Books are unified wholes, and should be read that way. Don't mutilate them.
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NFL plans to have draft prospects arrive by boat to red carpet at Las Vegas' Bellagio fountains
NFL executives laid out ambitious plans Tuesday in preparation of the 2020 NFL draft, which will be April 23-25 in Las Vegas.        
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Opinion: Democrats looked ready to unify. And then Hillary Clinton had to go and raise her hand
Hillary Clinton is still reading aloud from her burn book. We're tired. We've read it already.
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Texas man has smile for mugshot after allegedly firing gun, hiding in doghouse
Texas authorities released an interesting mugshot Tuesday for a man who was found hiding in a doghouse as he was being sought for firing a gun at a sports bar.
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Here's why your scalp is flaky—and how you can treat it
Kick dandruff and dry scalp to the curb.       
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Pop That Acknowledges Mental Struggle, and Tames It
Whether the example is Ariana Grande’s anxiety bops or Post Malone’s anthems of addiction and paranoia, mental health has become one of the central topics of today’s popular music. But is that really so new? The strangeness of the brain has long been a songwriting muse, and sounds often articulate what’s going on in one’s head better than words can. Folk singers and emo rappers alike have documented the extremes of depression, while an aesthetic of “insanity” has inspired such wild sounds as Pink Floyd’s guitar solos and Nicki Minaj’s cackles.But the paradigm on the rise today is not simply about feeling mental strain; it’s about mastering it. A month into 2020, two major pop stars have released albums that document distress in carefully controlled fashion, with a sound that squirms in the margins but stomps militarily in the center. On Selena Gomez’s Rare, the former Disney star emerges from years of personal turmoil to coo in the terminology of therapy and self-care. On Halsey’s Manic, the newly ubiquitous radio titan journals through her bipolar disorder with kaleidoscopic, if highly stage-directed, musical diversity.Since the 2016 release of her album Revival, Gomez has faced very public struggles: treatment for Lupus, a hugely scrutinized breakup with her longtime boyfriend Justin Bieber, and a battle with anxiety and depression for which she checked into a psychiatric facility. In recent interviews, she’s talked about feeling better after having shut off social media, taken antidepressants, and discovered dialectical behavioral therapy. Now comes Rare, whose lyrics address mental health mostly in terms of overcoming: “All the trauma’s in remission,” “Me and this spiral are done,” “Put a gold star on my disorder.”The attention to struggle at all is striking from Gomez, whose knack is communicating serenity and lightness. Her silken and conversational voice may not be powerful, but savvy producers know how well it can entrance, rather than rev up, a listener. Past singles such as “Come and Get It,” “Bad Liar,” “Good For You,” and “Hands To Myself” were suspenseful seduction routines: You sensed something exciting being contained. For Rare, though, she’s shimmying in post-recovery freedom, and the feeling doesn’t quite rise to the level of joy. As she draws short, elliptical melodies, the songs’ instrumental elements tend to fidget. An ominous bass tone will enter midway through a track, deepening a bridge, and leave. Nothing gets too heady, scary, or ecstatic, though. The thermostat is set to 72; the listening is easy.A few bracing exceptions, though, prove the potential of the resurgent genre of the self-love anthem. Gomez’s recent No. 1 hit, “Lose You to Love Me,” is a stark and grand piano ballad in which sentiment builds vertically, skyscraper-high. She’s telling an ex he had to fall so that she could rise, and the melody gets at both dimensions of that story. Another strong cut, “Vulnerable,” has Gomez stringing together individual syllables in a fast, hypnotic chant. The beats skip and lope soothingly; the bridge thickens with tambourines and ululation. The song is excellent yoga-class corniness, like a lost track from Madonna’s Ray of Light, which is to say it goes to a proven well of culturally borrowed sounds affiliated with transcendence. For Halsey, luminous healing is never the point; the triumph she projects is that of a flinty antihero. The 25-year-old songwriter is three albums into a soft coup of a career, in which an arty, insurgent persona has been maintained even as Halsey’s voice has become the sound of radio pop. That voice, a breathy collection of tics workshopped early last decade by Lorde and Lana Del Rey, conveys drama fabulously but emotion haltingly. Luckily Halsey, as a songwriter, does drama well, and her approach suits her life story. On Manic, her bipolar disorder is central. But so are other, smaller details about hopes, fears, and romance, all of which she marshals for diorama-like songs.The album’s early statement piece is “Clementine,” a piano rumination that, like with much of the album, is scattered with off-tune, warbling sounds that create a mood but don’t derail any melody. Halsey describes chaotic ups and downs—“In my world, I’m constantly, constantly havin’ a breakthrough / Or a breakdown, or a blackout”—but the song is orderly, an explainer. Sonically it recalls the work of Fiona Apple, who is pop’s most brilliant chronicler of the vagaries of the mind and whose writing could point a way forward for Halsey. For now, the singer strings together vivid lines that don’t always hang together . “Wish I could see what it’s like to be the blood in my veins,” she sings, but then: “Do the insides of all of my fingers still look the same?” Same as what?It’s not just Apple who comes to mind. Manic evokes a range of women who’ve aired inner conflagrations while trying to grapple with society’s tendency to label honest women as crazy. One such figure, Alanis Morissette, even shows up with a feisty chorus on “Alanis’ Interlude,” a break-beat driven sketch about same-sex lust. Another standout, the gnarly guitar jam “3am,” seems to collage pages from histories of women in rock: Carrie Underwood, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Courtney Love. For the country-ish ballad “Finally // Beautiful Stranger,” a lovely melody recalls both Lady Gaga’s “Yoü and I” and 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up.” All of these songs are about wanting someone else with such a desperation that it, counter-intuitively, seems to make the identity of the desired person incidental. As Halsey snarls on “3am,” “I really need a mirror that’ll come along and tell me I’m fine.”As a confession and self-analysis, Manic is impressively customized and distinct, though a number of the more lyrically dense tracks tend to describe feelings more than they embody them. It’s too bad, in any case, that Halsey’s knottier explorations of her own mind aren’t what seem to sate the music industry. “Without Me” and “Graveyard,” the two singles from Manic thus far to gain any traction on the charts, are firmly in the mode of the Chainsmokers song “Closer” that made her famous. Drowsily pining, musically drab, they sedate but don’t illuminate.
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California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world’s most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers. It is the basis...
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VIDEO: How The U.S. And Iran Ratcheted Up Their Long-Running Feud
If you want to trace the history of U.S.-Iran tensions, you'd have to go back decades. But the roots of the latest escalation can be found in a series of developments over the past two years.
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Uber test lets drivers set their own fares in California in response to gig economy laws
Allowing drivers to set their own fares could help Uber argue its case that its workers are independent contractors rather than employees.      
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First U.S. Case of Coronavirus From China Identified in Seattle, Washington
The case was identified the day before the World Health Organization is scheduled to meet to determine if the outbreak constitutes an international emergency.
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Oprah Winfrey wades into 'American Dirt' controversy with her book club pick
Oprah Winfrey chose "American Dirt" as her latest book club selection. Author Jeanine Cummins' novel has sparked a backlash for its portrayal of immigrants.
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Two more Mississippi inmates killed in prison: 9 inmates dead in less than a month
The most recent deaths appear to be "an isolated incident," the Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a tweet.        
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How Citizens United Led Directly to Trump’s Impeachment
As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial gets underway, a former Trump ally, Lev Parnas, has been throwing a wrench into the proceedings.
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Mysterious death of Brooklyn philanthropist Antonio Litman ruled a homicide
Antonio Litman’s lifeless body was discovered inside the lobby of his Fort Greene brownstone with puncture wounds to his neck and chest after firefighters put out a blaze there early Monday.
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado upset over trade talks: 'There's a lot of disrespect around here'
Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado admitted to feeling disrespected after the team’s general manager acknowledged listening to trade offers for the third baseman Monday.
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Amtrak was going to charge group $25,000 to travel with wheelchairs. A ticket normally costs $16
A Chicago-based disability activist group won't have to pay $25,000 to get its members to a conference on Wednesday in Bloomington, Illinois, a trip that normally costs $16 a person each way.
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Impeachment Trial Live Stream: Highlights and Takeaways
Senator Mitch McConnell made some last-minute changes to his proposal for the rules for the proceedings. Here are the key highlights so far.
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11-year-old girl’s final words to mom before fatal Brooklyn fire
An 11-year-old girl killed in a fire at her Brooklyn home called her mother to ask her to pick up some ice cream at the store just minutes before the fatal blaze, the distraught mom told The Post. “I really don’t know what happened,” grieving mother Limor Tevet-Steinmetz said Tuesday. “We went to the store...
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In kids' TV, it's the end of the world. But don't expect 'gloom and doom'
Netflix animated series "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" and "The Last Kids on Earth" follow "Adventure Time" in bringing the apocalypse to kids' TV.
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Titanic Wreckage Now Protected Under U.S.-U.K. Deal That Was Nearly Sunk
On Tuesday, British Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani lauded a 2003 treaty that sat unratified for years but, after approval by the U.S., has recently been dredged from its would-be grave.
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Hamburger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy
Shifting consumer tastes, growing costs, tight labor markets and the growth of online food ordering allegedly contributed to the company's financial problems.
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Trump's impeachment trial starts with two sides clashing on rules, evidence
U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday, with his chief legal defender attacking the case as baseless and a top Democratic lawmaker describing overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing.
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Fake German doctor who coaxed women, girls into electroshock experiment gets 11 years in jail
A German man will spend 11 years behind bars for tricking women and girls into electrocuting themselves while he watched via Skype, prosecutors said.  
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5 Things to Know About Jay Sekulow as Donald Trump Impeachment Trial Kicks Off
He advised President George W. Bush on judgeships and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on his presidential campaign.
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House managers: Trump's defense that abuse of power is not impeachable offense is 'wrong and dangerous'
The House Democratic impeachment managers on Tuesday slammed the argument from President Trump’s legal defense team that the charges brought against the president are not impeachable offenses, calling it “wrong and dangerous” in their own separate filing.
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As Super Bowls heads to Miami, feds on high alert for human traffickers
The time of year has arrived where American football celebrates its legacy with a final play off, attracting celebrities, super fans and hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. But with the massive numbers of travelers pouring into Miami this year for the event, the Feds are stepping in, training airport employees on security measures to combat trafficking at one of Florida’s busiest airports. As a record 90,000 travelers pour in and out of the party city, over 600 airport employees are getting on board with the training at what they call the gateway to the Americas. They hope their efforts will help stop criminal activity on the frontlines of entry.
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Michael Avenatti Is Now Being Held in Same Chilly Cell That Housed El Chapo: Lawyer
Avenatti is set to stand trial on charges that he tried to extort millions from Nike
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California police find 106-year-old vet’s classic Cadillac, gifted by Rita Hayworth, after thieves steal it
A classic Cadillac willed to a 106-year-old World War II veteran and former stuntman by Hollywood Golden Age actress Rita Hayworth has been found after thieves stole it from a garage in California, authorities said.
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Zion Williamson says he wanted to 'punch a wall or kick chairs' during recovery
The 2019 No. 1 draft pick finally will make his NBA debut Wednesday with the New Orleans Pelicans. His lengthy rehab from knee surgery tested him.       
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Concern from key GOP senators and uproar from Democrats led to rules changes
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed the resolution laying out the rules of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before it began on Tuesday amid concerns from some key Senate Republicans and an uproar from Democrats.
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Meghan McCain blasts 'garbage' NYT over 2020 endorsements: 'Huge act of cowardice'
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain ripped into The New York Times on Tuesday over the paper's decision to endorse two candidates in the Democratic primaries.
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Montana Native American teen's body found after vanishing on New Year's Eve
The body of a Native American teenager in Montana, who had been missing since disappearing from a highway rest stop on New Year’s Day, was found Monday, putting an end to a search that spanned across three states and involved the FBI.
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Nickelback announces summer tour celebrating 15th anniversary of album
Look at this photograph.
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St. John’s is a great bet despite poor Big East record
With St. John’s back on the floor Tuesday night at Marquette (9 p.m., FS1), this is an ideal time for VSiN to check in on Big East basketball. The Red Storm are in the unique position of being the “worst” team in a loaded conference (1-5 straight up in league play and lowest-rated in Ken...
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John Kavanagh wants to see Conor McGregor fight Justin Gaethje ... at welterweight
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