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Sigmund Jähn war der erste Deutsche im Weltall, jetzt ist er im Alter von 82 Jahren gestorben. Dem Kosmonauten war der Heldenstatus unheimlich, sein Leben lang blieb er bescheiden.
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Giuliani calls John Bolton a "backstabber" over Ukraine claims
Giuliani also said he "can't imagine" President Trump told Bolton aid to Ukraine was contingent upon them opening an investigation into the Bidens.
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Trump releases Middle East peace plan for Israel-Palestine
US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Trump’s Middle East peace plan at the White House on January 28, 2020. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The proposal attempts to solve the intractable problems between Israelis and Palestinians that have stymied US administrations for decades. President Donald Trump on Tuesday released his long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Speaking at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump outlined his “vision for peace, prosperity, and a brighter future for Israelis and Palestinians.” The proposal, masterminded by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, attempts to solve the intractable problems between Israelis and Palestinians that have stymied both Democratic and Republican administrations for decades. It redraws the region’s current borders, defines the future of Jewish settlements in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory, lays out the conditions under which a future Palestinian state could be created, and addresses Israel’s myriad security concerns. What it doesn’t do is provide a “right of return” for displaced Palestinians to their ancestral homes in Israel, allow for a sovereign state of Palestine to form a military that it could use to threaten Israel (or to defend itself against Israel), or give Palestinians any meaningful part of Jerusalem as its capital. In fact, it essentially ignores all of the Palestinians’ desires, as the plan was drafted with no input from the Palestinian side. For that reason, most analysts predicted the deal would be dead on arrival. But that doesn’t mean it won’t still have potentially dramatic consequences for Israelis, Palestinians, and many others in the Middle East.
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Eugene Kontorovich: Palestinians wrong to reject Trump Israeli-Palestinian peace plan – It's fair and just
The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan unveiled Tuesday by President Trump is an important and well-crafted effort that would benefit both sides by breaking the deadlock between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors, which began with Israeli independence from Britain in 1948.
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'Les garantizo que el coronavirus va a llegar a México'
Expertos: Entre 15 % y 25 % de casos de coronavirus en México serán graves
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John Bolton stirs GOP fury for Trump revelations but friends say he's used to knife fights
Trump allies say John Bolton could become a party pariah over his book, "The Room Where It Happened." Some friends say he'll stand his ground anyway.        
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Jimmy Fallon, John Cena and other stars workout in hilarious beer commercial for Sunday’s game
Jimmy Fallon and John Cena put their comedic chemistry on full display in the latest big game commercial for Michelob Ultra slated to air on Sunday.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: 2020 Daily Trail Markers: Super PAC gives Biden a boost
A super PAC supporting Joe Biden is helping boost his visibility on TV in Iowa and is on pace to outspend his campaign.
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Juan Williams on Bolton: Trump was saying 'I want to withhold aid to get something for myself'
"The Five" co-host Juan Williams said Tuesday that he disagreed with the White House legal team's characterization of former National Security Adviser John Bolton's alleged comments regarding the president, while Fox Business Network host Kennedy criticized Democrats for their strategy in the Senate impeachment trial.
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Schiff on not subpoenaing Bolton in house: Was not going to allow president to ‘obstruct the congress with impunity’
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DNA exonerates man after he spent 25 years in jail
Rafael Ruiz spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
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How the House is slipping away from Republicans
As President Donald Trump tours the country holding rallies to support his reelection campaign this fall, he often brags about what the political landscape will look like in January 2021.
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Arguments in Senate impeachment trial conclude
Arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of president Trump concluded Tuesday. The arguments were televised, but cameras never showed how Senators behaved in the chamber throughout the process. CBSN political reporter Grace Segers joins Red and Blue to discuss the mood inside the Senate chamber.
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Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise
Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Kobe Bryant to be honored during Oscars
Kobe Bryant will be honored at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 9.
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Video resurfaces of Kobe Bryant’s incredible HS slam dunk contest
Even at the age of 15, Kobe Bryant was a prodigy. Years before he would take the NBA by storm and win five championships, he was dunking like a pro. In the wake of his tragic death in a helicopter accident on Sunday, footage of Bryant’s first slam dunk contest had come to light and...
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What these modern diners get right — and wrong — about the New York diner
New Yorkers love their diners. But what is a New York diner, exactly? New iterations of the breed keep popping up: There’s Carnegie Diner & Cafe, open from 6 a.m. to midnight, at Seventh Avenue and West 57th Street, and the new Soho Diner, chef Ken Addington’s 24-hour spot at the Soho Grand Hotel. But these...
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Washington Post reinstates reporter, concludes Kobe Bryant tweets didn't violate social media policy
The Washington Post has lifted its suspension of its reporter after her tweets about NBA legend Kobe Bryant sparked an uproar and the paper's handling of her punishment also received backlash. 
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Washington Post reinstates reporter who it suspended over Kobe Bryant tweets, saying she didn't violate policy
A top editor at The Washington Post said Tuesday that a reporter who was suspended for tweets she posted in the immediate aftermath of Kobe Bryant's death had not violated the newspaper's social media policy. The reporter has been reinstated.
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Trump team warns vulnerable senators: Stand strong or prepare for an endless trial
The president’s aides are urging senators to wrap up the impeachment trial quickly or face the prospect of legal fights that drag on for weeks — or even months into the campaign season.
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Kansas lawmakers renew effort to outlaw sexual battery against a spouse
Kansas lawmakers are renewing bipartisan efforts to make sexual battery of a spouse illegal.
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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: All 9 bodies recovered from wreckage, investigators say
The last of the nine bodies was recovered Tuesday from the helicopter crash that killed Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant Sunday, according to reports.
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White House tells airlines it may suspend China-U.S. flights amid coronavirus outbreak- CNBC
The White House has told airline executives that it is considering suspending flights from China to the United States amid the new coronavirus outbreak, CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/white-house-discussing-china-travel-restrictions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. (Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru)
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Dana Perino: CNN segment mocking Trump supporters was 'really offensive'
"The Five" co-host Dana Perino took issue Tuesday with former Republican consultant Rick Wilson's mockery of Trump supporters as "credulous boomer rubes."
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Justice Department moves to thwart global robocall scheme
The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal judge to shut down a scheme involving companies in New York and Arizona that connect hundreds of millions of robocalls across the country each month.
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Amid uncertainty on witnesses, Trump legal team tells impeachment trial: 'Time for this to end'
Republican U.S. senators remained uncertain on Tuesday over the key question of whether to call witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial as his legal team wrapped up its opening arguments with an appeal for a quick acquittal.
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Antonio Brown put himself in ‘bad predicament’ before arrest
It took his latest run-in with the law, but troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown admitted some wrongdoing on his part. “I put myself in a bad predicament,’’ he told USA Today Sports on Tuesday. “I’m out of it now, man. Unfortunate situation, but we don’t make excuses and we’re going to make the best of...
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Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman shares photo of ‘miracle’ kids on their 11th birthday
Suleman emerged from her Aughts-era brush with fame with a Xanax addiction, which she has since kicked.
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FTC charges "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli with fixing price of life-saving drug
The former pharmaceutical executive is already serving a seven-year prison sentence for securities fraud.
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Coronavirus: Outrage over Chinese blogger eating 'bat soup' sparks apology
Popular travel blogger Wang Mengyun said she didn't know about virus at the time of filming.
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McConnell says GOP lacks votes to block impeachment witnesses, as Bolton book throws trial script into doubt
The White House's plans for a speedy trial were thrown into doubt with Senate Republicans on Tuesday floating competing proposals on how to deal with new explosive revelations from ex-national security adviser John Bolton that have the potential to blow up the impeachment trial -- and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell telling Republicans he doesn’t have enough votes to block the calling of impeachment witnesses.
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Top Cuomo aide rakes in a higher paycheck than her boss
DeRosa raked in a $207,323 paycheck in 2019, according to new payroll data released by the Empire Center’s SeeThroughNY on Tuesday.
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Trump defense team uses videos to show Democrats once opposed single-party impeachment
The historic arguments from Democratic House members echoed what Trump's defense lawyers have been telling senators.       
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Heads up: Two satellites might collide in space 559 miles above Pittsburgh
With thousands of artificial satellites orbiting Earth, every now and then, the orbit of one can cross the path of another.        
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Buttigieg dogged by low black support in Iowa homestretch
His campaign faced questions Tuesday about how it has handled complaints from people of color on his staff.
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Trump’s defense in the impeachment trial just concluded. Here are 6 key moments. 
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow heads to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial on January 28, 2020. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images The big question now: Will senators vote for more witnesses? In arguments that intermittently advanced conspiracy theories, attacked the whistleblower and questioned House Democrats’ fact pattern, President Donald Trump’s defense counsel made a haphazard case against impeachment this week. Over the course of three days, a panel of attorneys including, notably, Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, argued that Democrats were attempting to invalidate the results of the 2016 election. “They’ve basically said, ‘Let’s cancel an election over a meeting with Ukraine,’” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said. Counsel also tried to thread the needle, suggesting that Trump didn’t commit the offenses he is charged with, and that even if he had, they do not meet the threshold for removal from office. The House has charged the president with abuse of power over his attempt to coerce a foreign country to investigate one of his political opponents, and obstruction of Congress over his attempt to stonewall lawmakers’ inquiry into that matter. House Democrats had anticipated several of these points, and offered their own counterarguments ahead of time: They noted that the purpose of impeachment was for Congress to check presidents when they’ve abused their power and pointed to constitutional scholars who’ve argued that a crime is not needed to warrant impeachment. Ultimately, Trump’s counsel was focused on keeping the trial short, in order to move toward a speedy acquittal: They needed to provide Senate Republicans just enough cover to say that they’d heard enough, and to conclude that more witness testimony isn’t necessary. Revelations leaked from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book might have complicated that plan, but Trump’s team worked to downplay them. And given GOP lawmakers’ existing focus on acquitting the president quickly, it’s likely that this case resonated. Trump’s counsel called out lack of firsthand testimony — inadvertently making the case for more witnesses Trump’s defense attempted to cast doubt on the facts that have been presented during the impeachment trial, and in doing so, inadvertently helped make the case for calling more witnesses. Trump’s counsel on Saturday argued that many of the individuals Democrats cited did not have firsthand knowledge about the quid pro quo the president engaged in with Ukraine. “Most of the Democrats’ witnesses have never spoken to the president at all, let along about Ukraine,” Trump attorney Mike Purpura said. “All Democrats have to support the alleged link between security assistance and investigations are Ambassador Sondland’s assumptions and presumptions.” Sondland and other officials including State Department official David Holmes testified to their understanding of this quid pro quo and said that there was no other explanation for the set of facts that were presented to them. But, as Trump’s counsel were able to point out — neither of them were explicitly told this was a quid pro quo in stark terms. And Sondland’s credibility, in particular, was questioned. In perhaps one of the most effective moments of the Republicans’ arguments, counsel displayed a supercut of Sondland’s testimony in the House during which he repeatedly said that his conclusions were based on his own “assumptions.” “In his public testimony, Ambassador Sondland used variations of the words, presume, assume, guess, speculate and belief over 30 times,” Purpura said. But since Purpura made that argument, a New York Times report has come out, revealing a bombshell from Bolton, who’s said that he was directly told by Trump about the quid pro quo between military aid and political investigations. Democrats emphasized that Republicans’ arguments have only bolstered the case for including more witnesses who have direct knowledge about the quid pro quo. “They made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters. “They kept saying there are no eyewitness accounts, but there are people who have eyewitness accounts.” Ken Starr railed on the “age of impeachment” Starr, the independent counsel who conducted the investigation that led to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, is now over impeachment, it appears. In remarks heavily laced with irony, Starr argued that impeachment — as a means for Congress to check the president — was now being used far too often. “The Senate is being called to sit as the high court of impeachment all too frequently,” Starr said. “Indeed, we are living in what I think can aptly be described as the ‘Age of Impeachment.’” As Vox’s Sean Collins notes, these arguments were were presented against the backdrop of Starr’s own involvement in past impeachment proceedings: He led Republican efforts in the House to investigate Clinton, and published his findings in what became known as the Starr Report, a document that was far more showy than Mueller’s work, and one that made an express recommendation, finding Clinton’s conduct “may constitute grounds for impeachment.” Trump’s counsel redirected attention to Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Burisma Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi highlighted media reports that had previously raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s seat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company. It’s a subject Trump’s defense has been keen to focus on to demonstrate that the president was attempting to root out corruption in his requests to President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats, however, have provided detailed evidence to demonstrate that Trump’s request to Zelensky was singularly focused on this political investigation, and not broader corruption. A debunked conspiracy theory had also suggested that part of the reason Joe Biden pushed to fire Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin was to protect his son Hunter Biden, from further scrutiny. There is no evidence to indicate this was the case, a point that House impeachment manager Rep. Sylvia Garcia emphasized. “Every witness with knowledge of this issue testified that Vice President Biden was carrying out official US policy,” she said. Bondi suggested that Trump’s defense team focused on the Bidens because House impeachment managers had done so first, even though it was likely they would have done so either way. “We would prefer not to be discussing this, but the House managers have placed this squarely at issue, so we must address it,” Bondi said. Alan Dershowitz tried to diffuse the Bolton bombshell Trump counsel Alan Dershowitz attempted to neutralize the New York Times’s Bolton bombshell by arguing that it simply doesn’t matter. Dershowitz, in his remarks on Monday, said that the explicit outlining of a quid pro quo in Bolton’s manuscript does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense. “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense,” Dershowitz said. “That is clear from the history, that is clear from the language of the Constitution. You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct, simply by using words like quid pro quo and personal benefit.” The central point of Dershowitz’s remarks was that the impeachment of a president required a crime, a perspective that many constitutional scholars disagree with. Jay Sekulow asks lawmakers to ignore Bolton allegation Sekulow rounded out the defense arguments by calling on lawmakers to disregard the revelations from the Bolton manuscript, arguing that the recent report doesn’t qualify as evidence given its reliance on unnamed sources who had seen the book. “You cannot impeach a president on an unsourced allegation,” Sekulow said. The Bolton revelations have played a major role in renewing pressure on Republican senators to consider hearing witnesses who have direct knowledge about Trump’s handling of Ukraine aid. Trump’s counsel, however, has argued that the allegations aren’t substantive enough to be considered — and even, if true, that they do not constitute an impeachable act. Bolton’s manuscript, of course, only further strengthens Democrats’ comprehensive slate of evidence noting how Trump conditioned military aid on political favors. Whether enough senators want to hear from him, however, is an open question. Trump’s counsel used Democrats’ own words against them Much like the House impeachment managers, Trump’s counsel dug up some old video clips, in order to use Democrats’ past words against them. As part of their closing, Trump’s lawyers played clips of a number of prominent Democrats including Reps. Jerry Nadler and Zoe Lofgren, as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to show how their perspectives on impeachment had changed since the 1990s. “If you look to the words from the past that I think are instructive, they’re instructive because they were right then and they’re right now,” Cipollone said. These clips featured Democrats making several of the same arguments that Republicans used this time around, including arguing, for example, that impeachment should not be leveraged on a partisan basis. “There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment,” Nadler said. “By these actions you would undo the free election that expressed the will of the American people in 1996,” Lofgren said. “My fear is that when a Republican wins, the White House Democrats will demand payback,” Schumer said. The House impeachment managers employed a similar tactic when they played clips of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s remarks as a House manager. In both cases, this method was quite effective, drawing a visceral reaction from senators in the audience, and demonstrating how much positions have shifted for lawmakers in both parties.
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Florida Mom Drove Getaway Car for 15-Year-Old Son Who Robbed Convenience Store at Gunpoint
Amanda Chere Meador stands accused of also assisting in the getaway of two other robbers.
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Palestinian diplomat calls Trump's Middle East plan 'scam'
Palestinian ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot slammed the plan President Trump unveiled for the Middle East during an interview with CNN's Becky Anderson, saying the President "killed the prospects of a negotiated two-state solution."
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Feds to finally start long-due cleanup of Brooklyn’s toxic Gowanus Canal
Brooklyn’s toxic Gowanus Canal is finally getting its long-awaited makeover. The US Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued a formal order, officially kicking off the first phase of a larger $506 million cleanup for one of the nation’s most polluted waterways — 10 years after declaring it a Superfund site marked for high-priority. “This order...
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House passes Tibet human rights bill
Lawmakers in the House approved a bill Tuesday afternoon to update the 2002 Tibetan Policy Act, the latest in a series of congressional moves to strengthen America's stance towards China.
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Editorial: Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan is finally here. And it's dead in the water
What did you expect when you heard President Trump was seeking the "ultimate deal" in the Middle East — and subcontracting the task to his son-in-law?
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Challenger explosion among the deadliest space disasters
Hundreds of people in Florida and millions watching on live television witnessed the space shuttle Challenger break apart in a mid-air explosion 34 years ago Tuesday, killing everyone on board.
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PAC uses heart attack in ad hitting Bernie Sanders
The ad from Democratic Majority for Israel is backed up by at least $681,000 in spending in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
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Impeachment TV ratings rebound as Trump lawyers argue his case
Television viewership for the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history rose as President Donald Trump's attorneys began laying out their case for his acquittal by the Senate, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.
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Why We Can Probably Believe John Bolton
Book sales aside, there are several reasons for senators and the public to trust his account of his time with Trump.
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¿Qué es lo que enreda a las ballenas jorobadas? Una cadena alimenticia afectada por el cambio climático
Los científicos resolvieron el misterio de los 'enredos' récord de ballenas jorobadas de 2016, que se basaron en un dramático cambio en el ecosistema marino
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How will the Huawei 5G deal affect me?
The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm.
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Kobe Bryant tiene ya varios corridos de homenaje
El género regional le rinde también tributo a Kobe
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Rashida Tlaib says she'll 'strive' to higher standards after blood libel retweet, doesn't apologize
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., walked back a controversial retweet spreading "blood libel" against Israel that placed blame for the death of a young Palestinian boy on the Jewish state, vowing to "strive" for higher standards when it comes to sharing information on social media, but she fell short of apologizing for the error. 
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