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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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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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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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Trump attorney to Senate democrats: Why are we here?
Jay Sekulow, an outside attorney on President Trump's legal team, argues Trump's case on the Senate floor.
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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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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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Scientists just discovered that an asteroid may have ended 'Snowball Earth' 2.2 billion years ago
Some 2.2 billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into the Earth, leaving behind a massive, 43-mile-wide crater in what's now Western Australia.        
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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
"That would be my personal preference ... because he's another lightweight."       Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: Buy or sell a new Conor McGregor moving forward after UFC 246?MAGA McGregor? Conor praises 'Phenomenal President' Donald Trump on Martin Luther King DayJorge Masvidal dictates the welterweight division's flow, manager says 
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Puerto Rico's ex-housing secretary claims governor knew about unused aid
Former Secretary Fernando Gil Enseñat was one of three officials fired by the governor after the aid was discovered.
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Harvey Weinstein’s 11th-hour bid to move trial from NYC denied
Weinstein lawyer Arthur Aidala filed an emergency motion on Thursday asking for the change of venue.
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Sending back climate refugees may violate right to life: UN agency
WELLINGTON – Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate refugees. The ruling by the UN Human Rights Committee was given in the case of Ioane Teitiota, from the Pacific nation...
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Chief Justice John Roberts' fashion choice: No stripes
Chief Justice William Rehnquist added stripes to his robe in a whimsical emulation of Lord Chancellor in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera "Iolanthe."       
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Royal wedding cello prodigy hopes to inspire classical music’s next generation
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who performed at the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will join the BSO for a trio of concerts.
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It’s the Battle of Baby Jabba vs. Baby Yoda. Who Deserves to Be the Internet’s Favorite Child?
Can Baby Jabba hold his own against Baby Yoda?
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Nassau, Suffolk counties team up for ‘common sense’ bail reforms
Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties want to bring some “common sense” to Albany’s controversial bail reforms. The two Long Island counties announced a new joint task force Tuesday that will identify ways to tweak the state’s just-enacted bail reforms, which critics say create a revolving-door for suspects awaiting trial to cause more mayhem. “We’re...
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Harry Hamlin says this movie ended his career
Actor Harry Hamlin says when he portrayed a gay man in a 1982 film, it 'completely ended' his feature film career.
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Hillary Clinton jumps into the 2020 primary by blasting Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sit next to each other at a campaign event in North Carolina in November 2016. | Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Why Hillary-Bernie 2016 will never die. It’s somehow Hillary Clinton versus Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary again, even though she isn’t even on the ballot. The former secretary of state stirred up controversy on Monday with remarks reinforcing that there is no love lost between her and her 2016 Democratic primary challenger. The Hollywood Reporter published new details of a forthcoming documentary about Clinton in which she says “nobody likes [Sanders], nobody wants to work with him”and declares him a “career politician.” In a subsequent interview with the publication, Clinton stood by her words and declined to say whether she would endorse and campaign for Sanders if he were to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. “I’m not going to go there yet,” Clinton told THR. “We’re still in a very vigorous primary season.” Clinton’s remarks, both in the documentary and in the interview, predictably kicked up tensions that have, at this point, been simmering for years. The Sanders camp views themselves as slighted in 2016 by a Democratic establishment that stacked the deck for Clinton, tilting everything from the debate schedule to delegate structures against them. The Clinton camp views Sanders and those around him as sore losers who did not wholeheartedly back her in 2016 and who can’t play well with others on the left. According to a Clinton spokesperson, the interviews in the documentary go as far back as mid-2018 and stretched into the spring of 2019, but it’s not clear exactly when in that time frame she made the Sanders-specific comments. Regardless, the THR interview in which she stood by her assessment and elaborated took place in January. Who would have thought that with the Iowa caucuses two weeks away, we would still be talking about Hillary versus Bernie? But here we are. The 2016 election appears to be the one that won’t die, and the pair seems destined to clash again and again and again, revealing that emotions over the last White House race remain very raw. What Hillary said about Bernie this time On March 6, Hulu will release Hillary, a new documentary about the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state and 2016 presidential nominee. And in it, she has some less-than-flattering things to say about Sanders. Namely, per the Hollywood Reporter, this: He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it. In a follow-up interview in January, Clinton told THR she stands by her assessment and, when asked, declined to say definitively that she would endorse him if he became the nominee. She went on to explain some of her issues with Sanders and his backers: I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it. And I don’t think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it, but you either don’t know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you’re just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala [Harris] or after Elizabeth [Warren]. I think that that’s a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions. In the THR interview, Clinton pointed to recent clashes with Warren after a report that Sanders told the Massachusetts Democrat in a 2018 private dinner that he didn’t believe a woman could win the White House in 2020. Warren has confirmed the report, while Sanders has denied it, and supporters of both have dug in. His backers filled Warren’s Twitter mentions with snake emojis, and the hashtags #NeverWarren and #WarrenIsASnake started to trend. Clinton described the incident as a “very personal attack” on Warren and “part of a pattern” from Sanders. It appears Sanders at least is not taking the bait. “My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history,” he said in a statement. Trump’s impeachment trial kicks off on Tuesday in the Senate. A spokesperson for Clinton did not return a request for comment. While Sanders and Clinton, beyond what they’ve already said, appear to be determined to let this one lie, the internet has made no such determination. Hillary Clinton, #NobodyLikesHim, and #ILikeBernie trended on Twitter on Tuesday, and plenty of people weighed in. This is inexcusable. If Bernie wins the nomination, we all need to work our asses off to help him win. If someone else is the nominee, we all do the same for them. Don't kick up this bullshit right before Iowa, especially after complaining about Bernie's lack of support in 2016. https://t.co/VXKCixb4Ci— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 21, 2020 Hillary Clinton shitting all over Sanders and implying she won't vote for him, literally one day after everyone lost their minds about what the consequences might be for Democratic party unity if you attack Joe Biden on Social Security and corruption....is funny to me— Paul Blest (@pblest) January 21, 2020 Friends, if there’s anything @HillaryClinton has proven to us time & again is you can count on her to do the right thing for the party & the country. The Dem nominee will face a lot of hurdles, Hillary Clinton will not be one of them. https://t.co/LVZ9p4JVij— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) January 21, 2020 What Hillary has to say about Bernie does and doesn’t matter There are two sides to the Hillary-Clinton-said-a-controversial-thing coin: On the one hand, she is past her political prime and will likely never run for office or hold a major political position again; on the other hand, she has deep ties to the Democratic establishment, and she’s been a prominent figure in the party for years. Clinton, at this point, has nothing to lose — she’s been vilified basically forever — and so in criticizing Sanders, she may be saying something in public that others in the establishment are saying in private. Establishment fears of Sanders have become a trope in political journalism. Just two weeks ago, the Associated Press published a story along those lines. How the establishment feels about a particular candidate doesn’t matter as much as it used to, but it still makes a difference. Clinton is still an important figure among Democrats, and while she’s not the most beloved, she’s also not as hated as the coverage of her would have you think. A September 2018 poll from Gallup shows 77 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of Clinton — that’s higher than Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren in a Gallup poll looking at favorability of 2020 presidential candidates from last year. Her assessment that nobody likes Sanders, however, is off base: According to a Morning Consult tracking poll, he’s the most popular senator in the country. And while Clinton may be largely out of the game, many of her allies are not. Last year, her former aides attempted to undercut Sanders’s current campaign, including pushing the media to look into his record on gun control and same-sex marriage and highlighting his use of a private jet while campaigning for Clinton in 2016. It’s also worth noting that Clinton appears pretty determined to poke the bear every few months or so. In October, for example, she sparred with Tulsi Gabbard after saying in an interview that the Hawaii Congress member was “the favorite of the Russians” as a third-party spoiler for Democrats in 2020. It’s not always easy to say whether Clinton intentionally causes a media firestorm. She has been held up by conservatives as a boogeywoman for 30 years, and she’s taken on a similar aura for some on the left post-2016 as well. But she must have known her Sanders remarks would kick up dust. And with the primaries about to begin and tensions among Democrats already on the rise, her timing is maybe not great. That being said, her endorsement probably wouldn’t help Sanders anyway — if anything, this latest tiff will fire up his supporters even more. 2016 is the election that will never die There’s plenty of arguing to be done about what happened in 2016 between Clinton and Sanders, as evidenced by Twitter on Tuesday. Both sides have important points to make. As Vox’s Ezra Klein wrote in 2017, Democratic leaders did really shape the race in a way that was favorable to Clinton in 2016. Some of that was negative for Sanders — few and oddly scheduled debates, early pledged superdelegates — but some of it was also positive, as Klein notes, because the sense that the DNC was behind Clinton also kept other politicians out of the race. And while the Bernie Bro trope of white, young, very online males isn’t exactly accurate — Sanders has a very diverse coalition behind him — Clinton isn’t wrong in her assessment that the weight of his supporters’ attacks can be pretty harsh and outsize, especially on the internet. Dare to breathe a bad word about Sanders and you risk an onslaught of attacks. Whatever the details of the back-and-forth, or the arguments on either side, what’s clear is that we’re not yet over 2016. Even the recent dustup between Warren and Sanders felt eerily similar to the last race. Democratic politicians, aides, operatives, and voters want desperately to defeat Trump in 2020, and the persistent what ifs of 2016 heighten anxieties around that. There’s also a lot of concern about unity whoever the nominee is — and Clinton’s comments don’t help that.
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De la Hoya: Canelo podría pelear en mayo en Japón, Europa, Nueva York o Dubai
Durante un entrenamiento de su prospecto Ryan García, el promotor de la promesa mexicoamericana y del mismo Canelo Álvarez, Óscar de la Hoya, declaró que el jalisciense peleará el fin de semana del 5 de mayo ante un rival por designar.
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Virginia sheriff: AOC's claims about gun rights rally 'not worthy of response'
Democratic Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments accusing Second Amendment supporters of "flying Confederate flags" during a peaceful rally in Richmond, Virginia on Monday are "not worthy" of a response, Culpeper Country Sheriff Scott Jenkins said Tuesday.
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‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell suffers panic attack in the middle of podcast
He appeared on Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You."
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Boeing says 737 MAX may not win approval to return until mid-year, shares drop
Boeing Co said on Tuesday it does not expect to win approval for the return of the 737 MAX to service until mid-year due to regulatory scrutiny on its flight control system.
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Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's lone female Olympic medalist, moves to Germany after defecting, coach says
Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist who recently defected from the country, has moved to Germany, her coach said Monday.
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Taylor Swift says mom has brain tumor: 'It's been a really hard time for us as a family'
Taylor Swift's mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and Swift revealed that it returned in 2019.       
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Schiff uses Trump's words against him at impeachment trial
House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) denounced President Trump's unwillingness to allow witnesses at his impeachment trial, arguing Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former National Security adviser John Bolton and others should testify, particularly after Trump himself previously said he would allow it.
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Trump and top administration officials run for impeachment cover in Davos
Making a quick escape to the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, President Donald Trump brought with him a large delegation that includes his daughter and adviser Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as four Cabinet secretaries. But there was one subject that sent nearly all of those officials running for cover -- Trump's impeachment trial back in Washington.
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Dow tumbles on the first case of coronavirus in the United States
The Dow dropped nearly 200 points Tuesday afternoon on reports of the first case of the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States.
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NBA's Patty Mills scores an offseason spot in Hawaii
On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Australian basketball player Patty Mills has paid $1.92 million for a coastal home.
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Pro-Trump group pressures Doug Jones with impeachment ad
The ad from the nonprofit group America First Policies begins airing in Alabama Wednesday.
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READ: Schumer amendment to subpoena White House materials related to impeachment
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced an amendment to subpoena White House materials related to impeachment.
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Dutch dad allegedly beat kids on farm to drive out ‘bad spirits’
Gerrit Jan van D., 67, subjected his kids -- who were discovered on the remote farm in the village of Ruinerwold in October -- to “very serious physical punishment” when he thought they had been made “unclean,” according to The Guardian.
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Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuary
The animals, both cubs and adults, are among 200 that have been rescued from the circus industry in Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia since 2018.
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New video: Lavish graveyard of Mexican drug lords and hit men
In Culiacán, Mexico, the cartel's dead rest more comfortably than the vast majority of the living.
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Boeing now expects 737 Max won't be approved to fly again until mid-2020
Boeing executives now expect the 737 Max will not be approved to fly until the middle of this year, the company said Tuesday.
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Live healthier this year with inspiration from Serena Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Pratt and more
To help you reach your health and fitness goals this year, we've rounded up inspiration from celebs -- including Serena Williams, Chris Pratt, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and more -- who frequently share their healthy habits on social media.
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Most Australian execs believe climate change will damage companies
More than 80 percent of Australian business executives believe climate change will damage their companies -- the highest percentage recorded out of business leaders in 19 countries surveyed.
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Veteran claims he was kicked out of McDonald's for wearing blade around his neck
A veteran says he was kicked out a McDonald’s in Everett, Wash., despite doing what a manager told him to do.
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Rihanna and Drake reunite after rumored Hassan Jameel split
They reportedly dated off and on in 2016.
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