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MTA worker who stormed Capitol to be cut loose on bail, turn in gun and knife

He’s got a ticket out of the slammer. The Metro-North worker who called in sick to storm the US Capitol with throngs of Trump supporters last week will be released from custody on $10,000 bond, a judge ruled Wednesday. Will Pepe, 31, of Beacon, will also be forced to turn over his shotgun and a...
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Putin, Poison and the Importance of Alexey Navalny: QuickTake
Alexey Navalny is Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, an anti-corruption investigator whose exposés have targeted President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. His return to Russia -- and immediate detention -- after recuperating in Germany from a nerve-agent attack he blames on the Kremlin risks creating a new irritant in Russia’s relationship with the West. While the poisoning has already resulted in new sanctions against Russia, more could follow as the U.S. and Europe call for his release.
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Man arrested for living at Chicago’s O’Hare airport for three months
A man with a fear of COVID-19 was arrested for living at a secure area of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for nearly three months, according to a report. Aditya Singh, of California, was hiding out in the airport from Oct. 19 — when he arrived from Los Angeles — to Saturday, when two airport workers...
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Trump leaves a destructive presidential legacy
President Donald Trump stands with no equal in U.S. history. Facing an impeachment trial on a charge of insurrection, Trump's legacy now includes being the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor. (Jan. 18)       
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Biden faces unrivaled challenges as he takes oath
When President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday, he'll immediately face an almost unparalleled series of challenges, raising fresh questions about how he will achieve his long-promised unity in a nation so deeply divided. (Jan. 18)       
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Pompeo ‘deeply troubled’ by Russia’s decision to detain Navalny
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to Twitter late Sunday to criticize Russia’s decision to arrest Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who just returned to Moscow after recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.
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Dr. Dre is back home after being hospitalized in Los Angeles
Rapper, producer and entrepreneur Dr. Dre is back home after being hospitalized for more than a week in Los Angeles, according to his attorney Peter Paterno.
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What to watch on Monday: ‘All American’ returns on the CW
Monday January 18, 2021 | “American Greed” returns on CNBC.
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Kawhi Leonard reminds former coach what he's all about in Clippers win
Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren, who worked with Kawhi Leonard in Toronto, got another reminder of Leonard's abilities in the Clippers' 129-96 win.
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One killed, two injured in Malibu house fire
One person was killed and two seriously injured in a two-alarm fire in Malibu that started at a home and spread into nearby brush, Los Angeles County fire officials said.
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US death toll expected to reach 500,000 by mid-February
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Missing Arizona woman, Jessica Goodwin, found alive, in critical condition, officials say
An Arizona woman who vanished last week "under abnormal circumstances," was found alive Sunday, but is in critical condition, authorities say. 
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Drew Brees’ likely final game was strangely fitting
If this was the final game of Drew Brees’ career — and it sure sounds that way — it wasn’t befitting of a future Hall of Famer. Or maybe, in a strange sort of way, it was exactly the story of his 20 seasons. Numbers aside. With rumors of his retirement circulating for weeks and...
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Biden aims to 'Make America California Again': paper
The Los Angeles Times ran a headline Sunday that is sure to grab the attention of Trump supporters everywhere: “Make America California Again? That’s Biden’s plan.”
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Photos: The Nation's Capital, Quiet And Guarded, Before Inauguration
National Guard troops provided security at the U.S. Capitol and around Washington, D.C., for the upcoming presidential inauguration amid threats by extremist supporters of President Trump.
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Pro-Trump heavy metal guitarist charged for alleged role in Capitol riot
A heavy metal guitarist accused of being among a group of Capitol rioters who sprayed police with “bear spray” was arrested on Sunday, according to the FBI. Jon Schaffer, a founding member of a Florida-based heavy metal band called Iced Earth, is facing six charges, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a...
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Live Updates: Left-wing activist charged in Capitol riot still active on Twitter, despite Trump ban
John Sullivan, 26, recorded an up-close video of a woman’s fatal shooting during the Jan. 6 Capitol siege.
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Live Updates: Defense officials worry about insider attack from service members deployed to Biden inauguration
The concerns prompted the FBI to vet all 25,000 National Guard troops in the city, Fox News has learned.
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Live Updates: House Republican who voted to impeach Trump facing criticism
With 10 Republican votes, Trump's second impeachment was the most bipartisan one in history.
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32 things we learned from divisional playoffs of the 2020 NFL season
The championship round, which features a pair of regular-season rematches, should be compelling in light of a somewhat lackluster quarterfinal round.       
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Clint Frazier responds to erroneous Yankees-Reds trade rumor
It wouldn’t be an MLB offseason without Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier being the subject of trade rumors. Such was the case over the weekend, when erroneous reports indicated the Yankees had sent Frazier, along with third baseman Miguel Andujar, to the Reds for star pitcher Luis Castillo. Both teams denied the reports. The 26-year-old did,...
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Report: Joe Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit on Day One
President-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, according to several news sources.
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Stock market, most banks closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, while stores, restaurants and parks open
U.S. stock markets and most banks will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But most stores and restaurants are open.      
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Vaccination rates reveal divide between Israelis and Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on track to meet his claim of inoculating Israel's entire 9 million population by the end of March. CNN's Sam Kiley reports the UN insists that Israel, and the "occupying power," is responsible for ensuring that more than 4.5 million Palestinians also get the coronavirus vaccine.
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Joe Biden pledges to address pay, systemic racism: 'Black and Latino unemployment gap remains too large'
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pursuit was for racial and economic justice. Joe Biden has pledged to bridge racial gaps in pay and lending for Blacks.       
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Is Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Open On Martin Luther King Jr. Day? See Coffee Shop Hours
Contact your local branch to confirm any COVID-19 safety restrictions in place before traveling to any venue.
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Which Restaurants Are Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and More
Some venues across the country may be offering modified services amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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Which Grocery Stores Are Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Costco, Target Hours
While many federal services will be unavailable or limited today, private companies like grocery stores will generally remain open.
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Are Banks Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Bank of America, Chase Hours
Banks tend to follow the Federal Reserve's holiday schedule, which observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Is There Mail on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? USPS, UPS, and FedEx Hours
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is a federal holiday which means that some federal services will be unavailable.
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Is the Gym Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Planet Fitness, Equinox, L.A. Fitness Hours
Most gyms have implemented COVID-19 safety measures, such as modified services, and may operate a reduced schedule.
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This Day in History: Jan. 18
Albert DeSalvo, who claims to be the “Boston Strangler,” is convicted of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. A holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. is observed in all 50 states for the first time.
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Tom Brady still owns the big moments
There was no Lombardi Trophy waiting for Tom Brady to hoist for the seventh time, for Drew Brees to hoist for the second time. Over the past two decades, Brady and Brees never dueled in a Super Bowl, but the sight of them meeting at a time like this in their 40-something-year-old lives and Hall...
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With Brandon Staley leaving, Rams once again searching for a defensive coordinator
With Brandon Staley leaving to become the head coach of the Chargers, Sean McVay and the Rams are once again looking for a defensive coordinator.
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Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office
The president has been consumed with the question of whether to issued preemptive pardons to his children, top aides and himself, but it remains unclear whether he will do so.
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Despite Warnings, Many State Capitols See Only Small Protests And Quiet Streets
In Michigan, Sunday's protest in Lansing was deemed "eclectic, but small and dull." It wasn't alone.
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Schweizer: Mitch McConnell, Wife Elaine Chao Financially Tied to the Chinese Government
Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer on Sunday detailed how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao are financially tied to the Chinese Communist Party.
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Drew Brees to 'think about a lot of things' as retirement rumors ramp up
Drew Brees may have played his last game in the NFL.
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Rita Wilson's new music
The singer and actress talks with Rick Damigella about her latest song, about "wanting to kiss Bob Dylan."
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Schumer Calls on GOP Colleagues to Join in 'Convicting' Trump -- 'Most Despicable Action Any President Has Ever Taken'
During an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged his GOP colleagues to join him and the Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump even though his term ends on January 20.
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Parler CEO ‘confident’ platform will return by month’s end after weekend of positive developments
EXCLUSIVE -- Parler chief executive officer John Matze is “confident” that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company’s data over the weekend in a series of positive developments.
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Another new coronavirus variant found across California, including L.A. County
As the number of coronavirus infections in California approaches 3 million, health officials said Sunday that a new strain — different from a highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. — is popping up across the state.
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Knicks’ Obi Toppin showcases glimpse of what he may become
This was more like the Obi Toppin the Knicks thought they were getting. The lottery pick is still working his way back after suffering a strained calf in the season opener, with Sunday marking just his fourth NBA game. But Toppin offered a glimpse of what might be to come, recording a career-high 12 points...
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NFL divisional Sunday overreactions: Brady's not done yet, Brees on the other hand...
SportsPulse: We are down to the final four in the NFL. Mackenzie reacts to the biggest storylines from Sunday's divisional round action.       
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'A vice president like no other:' Kamala Harris steps into VP role with unique strengths ​​​​​​​– and unique challenges
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a few days will step into the West Wing, a heartbeat away from holding the most powerful office in the world.       
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Chargers hire Brandon Staley as next head coach
The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly set to hire Brandon Staley as their next head coach.
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Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize
Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol and at state capitols Sunday proved unfounded, with only small groups, some carrying weapons, gathering in a handful of cities.
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1/17/2021: Against All Enemies, The Threat, The Comeback
How Washington is bolstering security for the inauguration; Then, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's account of the Capitol assault; And, Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith's comeback from nearly losing his leg
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Detroit Lions can hire Dan Campbell as head coach with New Orleans Saints eliminated
The Detroit Lions have zeroed in on Dan Campbell as head coach, and can bring him to town for a second interview after the New Orleans Saints' loss.        
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