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Topless protester confronts Bernie Sanders, de Blasio at Nevada campaign rally
A shirtless woman was part of a group that took the stage moments after Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Sanders to the stage in Nevada.
China's Hubei Province Orders Citizens to Stay Home Amid Coronavirus Epidemic
Once every three days, a person from each household will be permitted to leave their town to buy supplies, according to the rules.
See house collapse in landslide
Hundreds of people in Jackson, Mississippi, are fleeing their homes as the swollen Pearl River nears historic flood levels. Also, a house collapsed and slide down a rain soaked bluff into the Tennessee River.
Virus spreads on cruise ship in Japan, U.S. passengers flying home
Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus, with Americans flying home on chartered evacuation planes early Monday morning.
Elton John had to stop a performance because of 'walking pneumonia.' What does that mean?
Walking pneumonia causes milder symptoms than pneumonia, including being tired and having a sore throat, fever, and cough, the CDC says. Symptoms can be mild, more like a bad cold, but it can still lead to pneumonia.
Mario Carbone brings NYC restaurant to Chicago for NBA All-Star weekend
A power gathering called "The Mixer" brought out athletes, tech moguls, hedge-funders, models, rappers and NBA owners alike.
Islanders acquire Devils captain Andy Greene for playoff push
NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils are turning toward youth by trading captain and defenseman Andy Greene to the Islanders. New Jersey acquired prospect defenseman David Quenneville and the Islanders’ second-round pick in the 2021 draft in the deal on Sunday — eight days before the NHL’s trade deadline. The 37-year-old Greene is in...
Man facing prison term for plot to obtain $1M in stolen TVs
Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending a prison sentence of more than five years for a man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to obtain hundreds of stolen televisions worth more than $1 million
NJ trip planner Steve Perillo stole competitor’s trade secrets: lawsuit
A New Jersey travel planner known for his kitschy television commercials used insider information stolen from a competitor to launch a faith-based Christian tour department, a new lawsuit alleges. Steve Perillo, most known for his ads hawking trips to Italy, allegedly poached an employee at the faith-based travel company Homeric Tours after the two conspired...
U.S. Passengers Evacuate From Cruise Ship in Japan and Set Sights on Home
‘Can’t get off here fast enough,’ one American says of the Diamond Princess, where the number of coronavirus cases grew to 355.
Shaq’s son Shareef O’Neal looks at Kobe Bryant’s last text ‘every day’
Kobe Bryant texted Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, just hours before he was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and Shareef cherishes those words. Shareef, who shared a screengrab of Bryant asking him “You good fam?” told Sports Illustrated he made the message his phone background. “I look at it every day,” Shareef said....
Yet another sign Team de Blasio can’t be bothered to keep schools safe
In yet another de Blasio administration school-safety failure, it turns out the city Department of Education has failed to live up to its commitments on combating bullying. To settle a lawsuit over its inaction on bullying, the DOE agreed almost two full years ago to set up an electronic system to keep parents updated on...
Police advocates oppose de Blasio’s MTA board pick over parade terrorist fiasco
Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez was roundly criticized for inviting convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera to march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Zion Williamson’s awe-inspiring NBA explosion is just beginning
The hype was supposed to be too high, even unfair. Zion Williamson missed 44 games. He wasn’t in top basketball condition. It was going to take him time to find his way, to adjust to the best league in the world. Even LeBron James had a full training camp to prepare and didn’t have to...
George Washington: A founding father for all Americans now as then
One of the most compelling moments in the musical “Hamilton” is the entry of Gen. George Washington as the American rebels suddenly face 32,000 British troops in New York Harbor. It’s not just his dramatic, staccato lines (“We’re outgunned. Outmanned. Outnumbered. Outplanned”), but the fact that Tamar Greene, the guy playing him, is black. This...
Chris Pratt says he was encouraged to gain '30, 40 pounds' while on 'Parks and Recreation'
Action star Chris Pratt wasn't always in tip-top shape.
Missing Wisconsin mom, girls found dead in garage after Amber Alert; woman's boyfriend in custody
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales confirmed that Amarah Banks, and her daughters, Camaria Banks, and Zaniya Banks were found dead on Sunday, Feb. 16 in a garage -- a day after an Amber Alert was issued for the children. The boyfriend of the mother was taken into custody in Tennessee.
Mathilda Gianopoulos, Molly Ringwald’s daughter, leads celeb models at NYFW
Sources said actress Ringwald was also spotted backstage helping her daughter get ready before the show.
Child actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 'Queen of Katwe' star, dead at 15: reports
Star of Disney's "Queen of Katwe" Nikita Pearl Waligwa has died at the age of 15.
Happy Valentine’s Day from your RA. Here’s a condom.
University of Maryland resident assistants spend February promoting safe sex and healthy relationships.
Dr. Alveda King on Trump's presidency: 'When something is winning for you, keep the victory going'
Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reacted to former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s statement that African-Americans are experiencing “pain” living under Trump’s presidency, saying on Sunday, “People are not suffering."
'Rainbow Six Siege' Reworks Tachanka, But Devs Want Him to Keep "Meme Status"
"Rainbow Six Siege" gets a Tachanka rework later this year, and Ubisoft wants to make sure this maligned Operator becomes much more than a meme.
‘Global Britain’ is missing in action
Jan Blachowicz continues rematch mastery with Corey Anderson KO: 'It's a mental thing'
Jan Blachowicz remained perfect in rematches when he avenged yet another career loss, this time against Corey Anderson.        Related StoriesNo rematch? Dominick Reyes reacts to potential Jones vs. Blachowicz title bookingAudio: Listen to 'strange' corner advice Diego Sanchez received at UFC Rio RanchoAfter biggest win of career at UFC Rio Rancho, Scott Holtzman wants a taste of that 'BMF' life 
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Pastor Says God Will Protect U.S. From Coronavirus Because Trump Administration Sided With 'Life in the Womb'
"Do not fear. This virus is the spirit of God," conservative pastor Hank Kunneman said.
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Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform
In his ruling, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht referenced a little-used statute that lets judges keep some persistent felony offenders behind bars for up to 90 days.
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Knicks star Bobby Portis celebrates birthday during NBA All-Star weekend
The Knicks forward caught a performance by Offset in Chicago.
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President Trump delivers remarks at Daytona 500
President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year's Daytona 500 with remarks and a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.
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Montana boy, 12, beaten by grandparents and 14-year-old uncle, prosecutors say
A 12-year-old Montana boy found dead earlier this month allegedly had been beaten by his grandparents and 14-year-old uncle, prosecutors said.
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Acting ICE Director Albence on Trump sanctuary city crackdown: They leave us 'no choice'
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matt Albence praised the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary policies as the battle between the president and the left-leaning jurisdictions continue.
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A.E. Hotchner, prolific author and friend to Hemingway, has died
Hotchner was a well-traveled author and playwright whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood.
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'Got to be a tough spot': Ex-Astros pitcher Will Harris finds himself in strange situation with Nationals
Harris took the loss in Game 7 of the World Series against the Nationals, and now he finds himself trying to fit in while his former team faces scorn.      
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Former MLB Star Tony Fernández, Shortstop Who Made 5 All-Star Teams, Dies at 57
Fernández won four straight Gold Gloves with the Blue Jays in the 1980s
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Haymarket man wins $10 million prize in Virginia Lottery
Because he chose a one-time payout, he took home $6.57 million, lottery officials said. He said he doesn’t plan to retire and will continue to play the lottery “when I can afford it.”
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Spectator dies at NHL Stadium Series game at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs
The Air Force Academy, which hosted the Avalanche vs. Kings game at Falcon Stadium, confirmed the death of a civilian Saturday night.       
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Amy Klobuchar Says She'd Support Bloomberg for President and He 'Should Be on' the Debate Stage
"I still do not think he is the best candidate for our country," the Democratic presidential candidate noted.
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Pete Buttigieg replies to Limbaugh’s homophobic comments: “I love my husband.”
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten greet supporters in Iowa in February 2020. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Limbaugh made homophobic comments about Buttigieg and argued his orientation makes him a weaker candidate. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg responded Sunday to homophobic comments right-wing radio show host Rush Limbaugh made about him last Wednesday by standing firmly by his marriage. Limbaugh, who was feted by President Donald Trump at the 2020 State of the Union address, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, referred to Buttigieg as “Booty-gieg” on his radio show last week, and offered a bitterly bigoted take on how the former’s mayor’s sexual orientation would affect his chances of winning the presidential nomination. “[Democratic Party officials must be] saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s going to happen there?’” Limbaugh said. “They’ve got to be saying, that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president.” Limbaugh added that Buttigieg would be an ideal rival to Trump, who he said would “have fun” facing off against a politician who “loves kissing his husband on debate stages.” Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to mount a major presidential campaign in American history, and has been married to his husband, Chasten, for over two years. Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Buttigieg to respond to the comments on State of the Union. “Well, I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband. On stage we usually just go for a hug, but I love him very much,” Buttigieg said. “And I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” “I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband,” @petebuttigieg responds to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments. “I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 16, 2020 And in an appearance appearance on Fox News Sunday, Buttigieg took an opportunity to use Limbaugh’s remarks to take a direct strike at Trump. “I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States,” Buttigieg said. “America has moved on, and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody,” Buttigieg continued. “That’s what the American people are for. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.” Limbaugh often makes ugly remarks — these however, have drawn bipartisan rebuke Limbaugh’s comments were par for the course with him. Despite being given a civilian honor typically reserved for those who have made positive contributions to American life like Toni Morrison to Ansel Adams, the radio personality has long been a divisive figure who openly peddles racist, sexist, and otherwise inflammatory views. As Vox’s Laura McGann has explained, “Limbaugh fills hours of airtime each week with hateful commentary directed at African Americans, Asian Americans, women, people with disabilities, and pretty much anyone who is not white, straight, and male.” He has mocked the president of China by saying, “Hu Jintao was just going, ‘Ching cha. Ching chang cho chow. Cha chow. Ching cho. Chi ba ba ba. Kwo kwa kwa kee,” said the NBA should be rebranded “the TBA, the Thug Basketball Association,” and has recently made sexist, ablest attacks on teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg. And these are just a few of his many, many hateful remarks. Limbaugh’s remarks are part of why his base tunes into his show, and have not always drawn bipartisan criticism, but his most recent attacks on Buttigieg did just that, with both Republicans and Democrats censuring him. A spokesman for Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, said: “There may be reasons not to vote for Mayor Buttigieg, but that’s not one of them. This is a tolerant country.” “It’s a miscalculation as to where the country is at,” Trump ally South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “I think the country is not going to disqualify somebody because of their sexual orientation.” Democrats offered stronger condemnation, with former Vice President Joe Biden praising Buttigieg and calling Limbaugh’s language “part of the depravity of this administration.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted, “These homophobic attacks against [Buttigieg] are hateful and offensive. ... We will fight together against the hate and bigotry that Donald Trump promotes and rewards.” And while he did not exactly criticize the man he honored weeks ago, even Trump suggested Limbaugh may have gone too far. When asked during an interview with Geraldo Rivera on Cleveland’s Newsradio WTAM if Americans would vote for a gay man to be president, Trump said, “I think so.” “I think there would be some that wouldn’t. I wouldn’t be among that group, to be honest with you,” he added.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to attend NBA All-Star Game
The game will take place Sunday in Chicago.
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Pediatrician who killed himself may have forged vaccination records, authorities say
An Illinois pediatrician who died by suicide last year may have forged patient's vaccination medical records, according to investigators.
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Russian artist who posted sex video that brought down Macron ally arrested
French authorities on Saturday detained a Russian artist who has claimed responsibility for releasing a sex tape that brought down Emmanuel Macron’s preferred candidate in the Paris mayoral race.
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What changes to NBA All-Star Game will mean for bettors
LAS VEGAS — The All-Star Game for any major sport has never been anything special. The contests usually lack in effort, and the result is of little consequence in the grand scheme of the league year. That is usually the case for the NBA, but on Sunday the league will shake things up for its...
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Storm Dennis, 2nd-strongest bomb cyclone on record in North Atlantic, causes severe flooding in U.K.
Storm Dennis dumped more than a month's worth of rain in parts of Wales, flooding towns and prompting evacuations.
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U.S. evacuates Diamond Princess cruise passengers; 40 Americans on board test positive for coronavirus
While the U.S. evacuates American passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, a passenger who chose to remain on board shares an inside look.        
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Trump's Presidential Motorcade Leads Pace Lap For Daytona 500, Trump Was Grand Marshal
After Trump delivered the message for Daytona 500 drivers to "start your engines," he became the first sitting president to lead the pace lap, and he did it with a presidential motorcade.
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How to watch the NBA All-Star Game 2020
The 69th NBA All-Star Game presents the most dramatic overhaul in the event’s history. In the matchup of Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, the score will be reset to 0-0, following the first and second quarter, with the winner of each period — and the third quarter — donating $100,000 to the Chicago-based charity of...
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2 men feared dead after avalanche in Colorado
Three mono-track riders triggered a large avalanche Saturday in which three people where buried, but only one victim managed to dig out of the slide.
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After McClatchy bankruptcy, reporter Julie K. Brown urges Americans to subscribe to local newspapers
The shrinking presence of local news across the United States may be dividing the country, Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown said Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources.
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Jennifer Lopez stuns in revealing bikini pic
Jennifer Lopez has done it again.
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