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OHL Roundup: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Kai Edmonds stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Mississauga Steelheads shut out the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-0 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.
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Scottish brothers smash world records rowing across Atlantic
Three brothers from Scotland have set three world records after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 35 days.
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Lindsay Lohan says she's dropping an album in February
Lindsay Lohan is ready for a musical resurgence.
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Iran is sending black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine: aviation official
Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
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FBI arrests spotlight lessons learned after Charlottesville
Kathleen Belew says the arrest of three men with extremist ties who an official said were planning to attend a pro-gun rally in Virginia on Martin Luther King Day is a silver lining that some are learning lessons from the violence in Charlottesville -- but much more needs to be done.
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Meghan Markle is hunting for luxury real estate in Canada
Meghan Markle is house-hunting in one of Canada's most exclusive enclaves, eyeing a $27 million waterfront property in Vancouver, in yet another sign that she and Prince Harry are planning a permanent move away from Britain's royals.
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The Dish: Italian cuisine master Lidia Bastianich
When Lidia Bastianich and her husband opened a restaurant, she started out hosting, but soon made her way into the kitchen – and that was the start of a stellar career. She's now the driving force behind four restaurants and a half dozen Eataly food emporiums in major U.S. cities. The Emmy-winning host of TV cooking shows, as well as the author of 13 best-selling cookbooks (including her latest, "Felidia: Recipes From My Flagship Restaurant"), Bastianich joined "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to talk about her love of Italian cuisine.
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L.A. council president pushes back on proposed 'detention center' for immigrant children
L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez wants to stop the city from allowing permits to build detention centers for unaccompanied immigrant minors.
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Delta jet fuel dump unlikely to cause long-term health problems, experts say
The jet fuel that was dumped by a Delta flight across southeastern Los Angeles County prompted concerns from residents who are uncertain about the health and environmental impacts of jet fuel exposure. However, experts say, long-term health impacts are unlikely.
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Hot Property: French Montana looks to double his money on Hidden Hills home
Rapper French Montana has listed his Hidden Hills home, once owned by Selena Gomez, for sale at $6.599 million. Also: Forest Whitaker has sold his Hollywood Hills compound, and 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford has found new ground in Valley Village.
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101 Best Restaurants: These are the spots holding it down for Orange County
Here are the four Orange County restaurants that made our 101 Best Restaurants list.
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Letters: Real ID is stupid, and Congress is lame
Travel readers respond to a rich variety of content, including Real ID and more travel mistakes.
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Q&A: Will I be screened for coronavirus at the airport?
Federal officials are now screening passengers flying into LAX, JFK and SFO for a new, worrisome virus that has infected dozens in China.
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How to Raise Boys Who Won’t Send Dick Pics
On Man Up, two moms of boys talk about parenting in the #MeToo era.
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Titans vs. Chiefs Odds: Latest Betting Lines and Trends for AFC Championship Game
The Chiefs enter the AFC Championship Game as 7.5-point favorite but must be wary of the Titans' excellent road record in the playoffs this season.
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When Is Conor McGregor Fighting Next? UFC 246 Date, Time, Live Stream and Odds
The Irishman is a heavy favorite to come out on top in Las Vegas in his first professional fight since October 2018.
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The children’s librarian who hated Goodnight Moon
The moon rising behind the Empire State Building, January 12, 2020. | Gary Hershorn/Getty Images And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of January 12, 2020. At the New Republic, Alex Shepherd argues that Amazon has begun the process of making publishers redundant: To a large extent, book publishers have themselves to blame. Despite arguing that they provided necessary intangibles to the book-publishing process, they have spent the last decade gutting their marketing and editorial departments. It is increasingly common for publishers to work with freelance editors, many of whom recently left or were pushed out of prestige imprints, on projects. The layoffs were a cost-cutting move as conglomerate publishers consolidated imprints, but it has inadvertently leveled the playing field. Dean Koontz no longer has to go to a big publisher to have his needs met; Amazon and Bantam, his former publisher, are drawing from the same talent pool. At LitHub, James Wood thinks through the differences between journalistic and academic criticism, and how to best combine the two: Not to think about literature evaluatively is not to think like a writer—it cuts literature off from the instincts and ambitions of the very people who created it. But to think only in terms of evaluation, in terms of craft and technique—to think only of literature as a settled achievement—favors those categories at the expense of many different kinds of reading (chiefly, the great interest of reading literature as an always unsettled achievement). To read only suspiciously (Stakes¹) is to risk becoming a cynical detective of the word; to read only evaluatively (Stakes²) is to risk becoming a naïf of meaning, a connoisseur of local effects, someone who brings the standards of a professional guild to bear on the wide, unprofessional drama of meaning. At the Outline, Leah Finnegan argues that we need to stop comparing people to poor Joan Didion all the time: The Didion comparison irks me mostly for how boringly lazy it is, especially when it is used by writers, whose job is presumably to write original thoughts composed of original words. The work of a young female writer may indeed resemble Didion’s in that she is also women whose work involves observation, analysis, and sentences, but there is little depth to the comparison beyond that. Haley Mlotek neatly summed this up in a 2015 Awl article: “Joan Didion is a living stereotype and I only mean that in the most literal definition of the term: Joan Didion functions as a mental shortcut. Joan Didion requires very little explanation to a very large group of people, representing a class of consumers who tend to be young, female, upper middle class, white, and somewhat inwardly tortured.” Also at the Outline, Sarah Menkedick defends the much maligned Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert: Gilbert represents the fantasy of many women writers — the juggernaut bestseller, the speaking gigs and financial success and adoring fans– and also the nightmare: the contempt of critics, the “chick lit” label, the inability to crawl out from under a single book that has been deemed unabashedly female and therefore unworthy of serious critique. Her life and work illuminate women’s ambivalence toward female power, and their uncertainty about whether that power should celebrate the feminine or reject it. At The Millions, Adam O’Fallon Price asks whether our novels have gotten too subjective: All of which is to say that one feels a consistent, accompanying shift toward the subjective in the fiction of our moment, in what it does and does not do. What it does do: relate intensely personal lived experience, depict trauma, and—maybe especially—project personality. What it does not do: usually attempt any sort of objectivity or try to situate a narrative in a moral framework. The problem with this is, from my point of view, situating narrative in a moral framework is what novels do better than really any other type of art. No other narrative form can so dexterously tell a story while critiquing it, a sleight-of-hand enabled by the engaged moral interplay of an author/narrator with his or her narrative. The reluctance to engage on this level may become an inability, and this is a loss. Not just artistically, but socially, as well. During times of moral crisis like the one we’re living in, we need books of moral power and daring that challenge us. Books that are willing to take a stand, and in doing so, dare us to do the same. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the New York Public Library released its top 10 most-checked-out books of all time. Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day tops the list. Notably, although the NYPL’s list is dominated by children’s classics, Goodnight Moon does not appear. It gets an honorable mention, with the explanation that “extremely influential New York Public Library children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore hated Goodnight Moon when it first came out,” so the library failed to acquire it as long as she was there. Which: What? At Slate, Dan Kois investigates everything going on in that disclaimer: Miss Moore’s taste was particular. She loved Beatrix Potter and The Velveteen Rabbit and was a steadfast believer in the role of magic and innocence in children’s storytelling. This put her in opposition to a progressive wave then sweeping children’s literature, inspired by the early childhood research of the Cooperative School for Student Teachers, located on Bank Street in Greenwich Village. The Bank Street School, as it became known, was also a preschool and the teacher training facility where Margaret Wise Brown enrolled in 1935. This progressive wave was exemplified by the Here and Now Story Book, created by Bank Street’s leading light Lucy Sprague Mitchell in 1921. A collection of simple tales set in a city, focusing on skyscrapers and streetcars, it was a rebuttal to Moore’s “once upon a time” taste in children’s lit. After a long hiatus, the Atlantic has started publishing short fiction again, beginning with a short story by Lauren Groff: The women were drinking peach schnapps, telling stories about the worst things they’d ever done. They had already skimmed through the missing years in haste, as though the past were gruesome, the two decades of lost friendship something untouchable and rotten. Maybe it was, Nic thought. Melodie had said she was a real-estate agent in San Luis Obispo, still playing the field. Her face was so artificially plumped and frozen that it resembled a Greek-chorus mask that had slid between genres and settled on tragicomedy. Sammie was overripe, a bruised apple. Five kids with Hank, she had said with a sigh, all seven of them packed into the little house her mother had left her, in the same little town where the women had all grown up. At BookRiot, Jeffrey Davies explains how his love for Nancy Drew taught him to reject toxic masculinity: So in 5th grade I picked up a Hardy Boys book and was determined to love it. I hated it, but I forced myself through every word. And while I’m still mad at myself for forcing myself through a book I actively remember hating, it taught me something about myself (which I would later learn again working in retail): I’m very bad at pretending to care about things that I don’t care about. I didn’t care about the Hardy Boys. I cared about Nancy Drew. And here’s the week in books at Vox: In 2020, Little Women has a men problem. But it used to be seen as a story for everyone. Capitalism is turning us into addicts As always, you can keep up with all our books coverage by visiting vox.com/books. Happy reading!
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Cheating: As old as sports itself
The fallout from Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal has already cost three managers and a general manager their jobs. It has also called into question the legitimacy of the Houston Astros' 2017 World Series title. While the scandal has rocked baseball to the core, it turns out cheating is as old as sports itself. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dan Jacobson reports.
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Denver misleading public by ignoring subpoenas on detained illegal immigrants: ICE official
The city of Denver is misleading the public in its strategy to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from obtaining information on illegal immigrants, ICE Deputy Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Henry Lucero said Saturday.
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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Update 1.13 Releases Next Week, Season 2 Delayed
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" update 1.13 is expected to release next week, and its first Season of multiplayer action just got a bit longer.
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Inside Miami's Museum of Graffiti
It's been called the largest art movement in the world, and perhaps the most controversial. And now, for the first time ever, it has a home. Last month, the only museum dedicated exclusively to graffiti opened in Miami, one example of how the illegal street art that emerged 50 years ago has gone mainstream. Correspondent Kenneth Craig takes us inside the groundbreaking showcase at the new Museum of Graffiti.
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Frank Cruz had a short fuse for second-class treatment. So he blazed a path for himself
Frank Cruz always told other people's stories. Now, he tells all in his memoir about his days as a reporter, Telemundo co-founder and everything in between. He carved paths for others along the way.
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Sea urchin population explodes off West Coast
They may be small creatures, but sea urchins have become a big problem in our oceans. Due to an ecological imbalance, they're devouring marine habitats off America's West Coast and elsewhere, impacting other species. Help may be on the way from a unique partnership between scientists and a seafood company. Correspondent John Blackstone shows us how they're looking to turn a menace into a meal.
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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road
China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West. Emer McCarthy reports.
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New tactic in combating exploding sea urchin population
As kelp forests off America's West Coast are being decimated by voracious urchins, threatening other species' survival, a unique partnership between scientists and a seafood company hopes to turn a menace into a meal
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Actress Bella Thorne has a thing for roses
In a house of themed spaces, Thorne created a wall of roses for her ultra pink dining room. A hot glue gun is a key tool in her arsenal.
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'UFC 246 Embedded,' No. 6: Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone lovin' life at 170 pounds
Go behind-the-scenes with Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone and the other big-name fighters before UFC 246.        Related StoriesUFC 246 ceremonial weigh-in faceoffs video: Fighters meet up one final timeUFC 246: McGregor vs. 'Cowboy' live streaming commentary with MMA Junkie Radio on SportsCastrConor McGregor guaranteed $3 million for UFC 246; Donald Cerrone can make $400k with win 
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A 'red hot' setup: Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant attempt to play cupid for their parents
It's not quite "The Parent Trap," but Matthew McConaughey, 50, and Hugh Grant, 59, might be forming a family of their own by setting up their parents.       
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Winter storm affecting millions in the Midwest is headed for the Northeast
All flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport were halted Friday night.
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Working to Afford Child Care So You Can Work
On Tuesday evening, the Democratic-debate moderator Brianne Pfannenstiel posed a challenging question to presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Tiffany, a young mother in Iowa who’d had to quit a job she loved because child care was eating up two-thirds of her income, had written in, pointing out that many parents in the state had to either quit their jobs or settle for cheaper, lower-quality child care. “How will you prioritize accessing quality affordable child care in your first 100 days in office?” Tiffany wanted to know.“It makes no sense for child care to cost two-thirds of somebody’s income. We’ve got to drive it to 7 percent or below, and zero for those families who are living in poverty,” Buttigieg began, citing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ standard of 7 percent of household income as the high-water mark for child-care affordability. “But this is happening to folks at every level of the income spectrum,” he added, promptly coining something like a catchphrase. “I meet professionals who sometimes say that they’re working in order to be able to afford child care, in order to be able to be working.”The ouroboros-like dilemma of having a job that only barely covers the expenses of child care, which you only need because you have a job, existed long before Pete Buttigieg put clever wording to it. Arguably, it has existed for as long as individual people have both worked and had kids, and has been exacerbated in the past half century by the normalization of households in which both parents or the sole parent work outside the home and the skyrocketing costs of child care. But working to afford child care, in order to work is both a catchy, pithy description of a problem that has plagued working parents for decades and an oversimplification of it.The average cost of child care in the United States is between $9,000 and $9,600, according to a 2019 report from the nonprofit group Child Care Aware; that comes out to about 11 percent of married couples’ income on average, and 36 percent of single parents’ income, according to the same report. But as Child Care Aware also notes, those averages don’t mean much when child care costs vary so wildly between states, between regions, and between urban and rural environments. In the Northeast region of the U.S., for example, the average cost of one year of child care for a four-year-old and an infant came out to more than $26,000. In Seattle, annual child care for just one infant can cost upwards of $23,000, eating up 62 percent of the median single-parent income in that area.As a result, Francine Blau, who teaches economics at Cornell University, noted that there are a lot of Tiffanys in the United States—working parents who watch in frustration as significant chunks of their paid income goes directly to child care and end up leaving the workforce because of it. “There’s considerable research that shows that the higher the cost of child care, the lower the probability that women will be in the labor force,” she said.Buttigieg’s framing, however—that many parents are working just to afford child care, and need child care because they work—also makes the problem seem deceptively easy to solve.If all or most of one parent’s income were being canceled out by the costs of child care, perhaps the obvious solution would be for that parent to simply, like Tiffany, stop working and stay at home. But as Blau pointed out, in many cases, it’s not a one-to-one ratio; a significant portion of the income may be going to child care, but perhaps the rest is needed to buy the groceries or make the monthly rent payment. “Even if [child care] is eating up half of a parent’s income, the family may need the other half so much that they just have to keep working,” Blau said. Buttigieg’s catchy phrasing, in other words, conveys what one might even say is the easiest version of this problem to solve: It implies a sort of perfectly symbiotic relationship between child care and paid income, like you could drop one and thus cancel the need for the other—when in reality, many couples need both.And single parents, Blau added, are in an even tougher spot. “Single parents have much less of a choice,” she said. Because in a single-parent household forfeiting one income would mean forfeiting the only income, “those parents just have to figure out how to do all of it.”[Read: Why child care is so expensive]There are two ways, Blau said, that governments can go about taking some of the child-care burden off of working parents’ shoulders: by providing subsidies or tax credits to help working parents pay for child care, or by providing the child care itself. Usually the latter involves something like the expansion of the existing public school system to also offer care for children younger than school age, she noted, and mentioned Sweden as an example.An adviser to Sweden’s minister of gender equality wrote in the New York Times in 2013 that the Swedish system is often called “educare” because of its two-pronged aim to “enable parents to combine parenthood with work or studies and to encourage children’s development and learning.” Fees for municipality-provided preschools “are directly proportional to the parents’ income and inversely proportional to the number of children in a family. The fee can be up to 3 percent of a family’s monthly income, but must never exceed 1,260 Swedish krona, or $196, per month.”Whether the United States will eventually adopt a similar system in the face of a growing child-care crisis—or choose to intervene in some other way—is, of course, a larger question. Americans, Blau noted, are often resistant to the idea of government-provided services, and might be especially skeptical of the idea of expanding public schools to include child care in a time when American students’ test scores are falling behind other developed countries’. Then again, she noted, it was only five or so decades ago that public schools successfully added, and swiftly normalized, a program that gave working parents an extra year of daytime child care: kindergarten.
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Painting found hidden in Italian gallery wall confirmed as long-lost Klimt
Italian authorities have confirmed a painting found hidden in the wall of a Piacenza art gallery is the long-lost "Portrait of a Lady" by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
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Harry and Meghan's future up in the air
Buckingham Palace is in the middle of a royal shuffle, as members of the staff for Prince Harry and wife Meghan are being redeployed. Prince Harry is reportedly hoping to join his wife and son Archie in Canada after more meetings next week. Imtiaz Tyab is in London with the latest.
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Millions in the path of a large-scale winter storm
Heavy snow will fall across two-thirds of the US, including the Midwest and Northeast, as millions remain in the path of a dangerous winter storm through the weekend.
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Space X launch scrubbed, flight aims to test safety procedures
Space X is gearing up for a crucial test that could help send astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. The unmanned Dragon capsule will intentionally break off from the Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff Sunday. The unmanned in-flight abort test aims to prove Space X can return astronauts to safety in the event of an emergency. Mark Strassman reports from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Saturday's launch was postponed due to weather.
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Strum these: A $500K diamond-studded Fender Strat and an axe filled with water
Guitar sales are up, thanks to YouTube and Spotify where interest in classic rockers Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix and Prince lives on.       
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The Iowa caucuses look like a hot mess
First things first: The theme song of the week is Murder, She Wrote.
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JFK watercolors go up for auction
A well-known doodler, President John F. Kennedy also painted as a way to relax, even finding time to take out his brushes during the heated 1960 presidential campaign. Now, for just the second time, watercolor paintings by JFK are going up for sale as part of a huge collection of Kennedy memorabilia at Boston's RR Auction House. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller reports.
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Ex-Nets coach Lawrence Frank helping reshape NBA landscape in Clippers front office
As president of basketball operations, Lawrence Frank has revamped the Clippers roster and put the team in position to compete for its first title.       
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Rachel Bovard: Congress has a role to play in regulating Google
Google is no longer the neutral platform the law envisioned.
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UFC 246: McGregor vs. 'Cowboy' live streaming commentary with MMA Junkie Radio on SportsCastr
Join MMA Junkie Radio's "Gorgeous" George and "Goze" for live SportsCastr commentary of the UFC 246 main card.       Related StoriesConor McGregor guaranteed $3 million for UFC 246; Donald Cerrone can make $400k with winUFC 246 ceremonial weigh-in faceoffs video: Fighters meet up one final timeVideo: Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone have final intense faceoff at UFC 246 weigh-ins 
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Home of the Week: King of the hill in Silver Lake
An estate in Silver Lake on about 4.5 acres is among the largest in that L.A. neighborhood. Asking price: $5.98 million.
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Hollywood is again bracing for a writers' strike. Here's what's different
Major studios are once again preparing for WGA strike, but much has changed since the last walkout in 2007-2008.
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Cheating scandal leaves Dodgers fans feeling tagged out at home
L.A. is fuming over World Series cheating, feeling the history books contain a lie.
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Impeachment week ahead: House, Trump to file written arguments before Senate trial resumes Tuesday
Here are the deadlines and what is expected to happen this weekend and next week in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.       
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Help! People Mistake My Husband for My Brother.
How can we make these comments stop?
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Does Chuck Schumer Have an AOC Problem?
The revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trade deal which the Senate passed Thursday, drew the support of more than 80 percent of Democrats in Congress, handing President Donald Trump a signal bipartisan accomplishment.Yet perhaps the most surprising vote came in opposition: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who spurned a deal negotiated by his governing partner, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Schumer had kept his position a secret until the roll call was taken, stunning people who had been closely following the trade debate and who immediately began wondering about the political motivations that might have prompted the senator from New York to vote no. The fast-emerging consensus: Schumer is trying to ward off a 2022 primary challenge from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Bronx Democrat who could find herself without a district if New York loses congressional seats in the next round of reapportionment.“That’s all I thought it was about,” a veteran trade lobbyist told me, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering the powerful minority leader. “He sees AOC over his shoulder at all times, apparently.”Schumer has long been a trade skeptic; he voted against the original North American Free Trade Agreement as a member of the House in 1993 and opposed former President Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2015. Yet the 200-word statement he released Thursday explaining his vote against USMCA cited just one area of complaint: the climate.“Despite the fact that it includes very good labor provisions, I am voting against USMCA because it does not address climate change, the greatest threat facing the planet,” Schumer said. “When it comes to climate change, the agreement still contains many of the same flaws of the original NAFTA, which I voted against.”Justice Democrats, the group that helped power Ocasio-Cortez to her upset victory over Representative Joe Crowley in 2018 and is now pushing other primary challenges to Democratic incumbents across the country, was quick to declare victory.“Our primary challengers and sit-ins targeting moderate Democrats have been criticized as divisive and unnecessary by many in the party establishment,” Alexandra Rojas, the executive director of the group, said in a statement. “But Senator Schumer’s decision to oppose the USMCA on climate change grounds would not have happened without our movement putting pressure on Democrats to make this crisis an urgent priority in the party like never before.”Climate change also happens to be a core issue for Ocasio-Cortez, who has fought to get other Democrats to back herGreen New Deal. On her first day as a member of Congress, she joined climate-change activists from the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats in a sit-in outside Pelosi’s office. Read: ‘If we pass Medicare for All, I’m going to be silent as a lamb’A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, who also voted against USMCA, declined to comment.Schumer has faced pressure back home, including occasional protests outside his Brooklyn apartment by activists urging him to take a stronger stand against Trump across a range of issues. Of late, one of those groups, Indivisible Nation Brooklyn, has prioritized climate issues and pushed Schumer to endorse the Green New Deal and oppose USMCA. Schumer’s vote on the measure is “progress,” says Liat Olenick, a co-president of the group. “It’s positive, and we always want to acknowledge positive things.”Schumer declined to comment beyond his statement. But his office noted that the longtime senator has been placing a higher priority on addressing climate change in recent years. The Democrats’ 2018 campaign platform pledged that any new trade agreement would address climate change, and last year Schumer established a Democratic special committee to address the crisis after Republicans refused to create an official Senate panel.If primary considerations were a factor in Schumer’s vote, he’s likely not alone. The Democratic defections on USMCA underscore the growing threat incumbent lawmakers feel from progressive primary challengers, who are building on the model popularized by the Tea Party to push the party leftward. Just 38 House Democrats voted against the trade deal, but several of them are already facing aggressive primary challengers. The opponents include two representatives, Eliot Engel of New York and William Lacy Clay of Missouri, whose challengers have been endorsed by Justice Democrats.In the Senate, Schumer was one of nine Democrats to oppose USMCA, which split the party’s current and former presidential contenders. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Michael Bennet of Colorado voted for it, while Bernie Sanders opposed it. The departed White House hopefuls Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand all voted no—perhaps with a spot on the Democratic ticket in the fall, or their current job security, in mind.Evan Weber, the political director for the Sunrise Movement, told me Schumer’s office gave him a heads-up the day before the vote that he’d be opposing the trade deal. “We’re very thrilled,” he said, praising Schumer for recognizing the growing climate crisis and its importance to millions of young voters. When I asked him if he thought a potential primary challenge from Ocasio-Cortez factored into Schumer’s thinking, he replied cautiously: “He's a sharp politician, and I think he sees the political winds changing.”He added: “Maybe wanting to secure his position as majority leader in the Senate has something to do with that.”
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Are you a fan of L.A.'s charm? These historic bungalows need a savior with deep pockets
The Edinburgh Bungalow Court, a historic-cultural monument, is on the market. If it doesn't get a new buyer, it's almost certain to be razed.
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Crafty koalas for Australia, a green puppy and the most creative proposal ever
All The Good Stuff that happened this week
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Thomas Jefferson, architect
Thomas Jefferson is revered as America's third president, first secretary of state, and the main author of the Declaration of Independence. What's less well-known is his role as an architect who helped shape the look of early America. An exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia is exploring that legacy in a very modern way. Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga reports on Jefferson's influence on architecture, and on the upcoming dedication at the University of Virginia – a campus he designed – of a memorial to "enslaved laborers."
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