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Opinion: The first step in fighting anti-Semitism is to define it

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance has come up with a working definition. Here's why Montreal's city council should adopt it.
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France launches crackdown on its plague of bedbugs
France thought it had gotten rid of bedbugs in the 1950s, but in recent years the blood-sucking insects have made a comeback.
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Black Ice Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions in North and South Carolina and Georgia—How to Stay Safe in Icy Conditions
Between 2007 and 2016, there were 521 fatalities caused by icy conditions.
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Seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces
A seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan, negotiated by the US and the Taliban, is set to begin Friday night local time, the US State Department announced.
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Trump has had an ‘acting’ official in a Cabinet-level job for 1 out of every 9 days
Trump leaves departments under "acting" control for more than a year at a time in some cases.
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All lanes blocked on George Washington Parkway north
A vehicle fire has caused all northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway to close.
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Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution.
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What Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump have in common
A contempt for transparency.
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Zillow is losing millions on selling homes. But its risk-taking CEO isn't worried
Zillow's CEO Rich Barton built a huge site for real estate listings. But now he's shifting the company into a far riskier business, buying and selling homes.
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This highway was once a tribute to the Confederacy. Soon, it will honor Harriet Tubman
A highway in Florida won't be keeping its name much longer after a county voted to change the name of a handful of "Dixie" highways to "Harriet Tubman Highway."
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5 things to know for February 21: Russia, Roger Stone, coronavirus, Iran, Israel
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
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'Miracle on Ice' 40 years ago was so great, TWO movies were made about it
The "Miracle on Ice" was a medal-round hockey game between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics was so unexpected and thrilling that it inspired TWO movies.
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New York Times hit for publishing op-ed by Taliban leader linked to ‘ruthless attacks’
Readers "appalled" over New York Times op-ed written by the deputy leader of the Taliban.
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Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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China's changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here's why
Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak's epicenter of Hubei province.
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Lesotho Prime Minister fails to show up in court to face murder charge
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane failed to show up in court Friday where he was due to be charged with murdering his former wife, police said.
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How to Pre-Order Hasbro Baby Yoda Animatronic Toy and When It's On Sale
The must-have gift of 2020 for fans of "The Mandalorian" is coming.
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Video of Female Medics in China Having Their Heads Shaved Sparks Backlash Over Propaganda in the Coronavirus Fight
The video was to the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform Weibo by Gansu Daily
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The new polling giving both parties hope
And new reporting ties Joseph Maguire’s departure as acting DNI to his candor about Russian election interference.
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Op-Ed: How to protect democracy from lawless presidents like Trump
We need a firewall between the White House and the Department of Justice
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How to watch the Nevada caucuses on Saturday
The caucuses are a critical contest for candidates who faltered in Iowa and New Hampshire
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Video: Relive Brandon Girtz's best moments ahead of Bellator 239
Watch Brandon Girtz's highlights ahead of his Bellator 239 bout with Myles Jury.       Related Stories4 burning questions heading into Bellator DublinKristina Williams wants to make impression in final fight of contract at Bellator 239Bellator 239 weigh-in video highlights, photos with potential welterweight barnburner in Oklahoma 
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On This Day: 21 February 1965
Civil rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated in Manhattan. (Feb. 21)       
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‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off
Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.
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The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada
The state’s largest labor union has fought hard for health care. And now it’s fighting Bernie Sanders.
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Carla Hayden discusses being first woman, African-American serving as Librarian of Congress
CBS News' Major Garrett spoke to Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, for this week's episode of "The Takeout"
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A Studio At Your Fingertips: 5 Apps Teachers Are Using To Make Student Podcasts
We checked in with educators to see what tools their students are using to create entries for NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that
A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.
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Yes, Buttigieg is ‘gay enough,’ Richie Jackson says
The LGBTQ community is engaging in a rather insane conversation.
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Trump bemoans South Korean film’s historic Oscars win: ‘Can we get Gone With the Wind back?’
“And the winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?” Trump asked about "Parasite," the first foreign language film to win best picture at the Oscars.
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Letters to the Editor: The new Prop. 13 doesn't deserve to pass, even if schools need more money
California is spending $81 billion on schools; it should find additional funds in its $215-billion budget rather than ask for a bond issue.
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This comedian says Border Patrol pulled him off a bus. Now he's suing the government
A comedian from Libya, granted U.S. asylum, accuses Customs and Border Protection agents of racially profiling him and holding him without cause. He says the incident gave him nightmares and that his federal suit is serious — but he's worked it into his stand-up act.
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Editorial: Despite complaints about bias, the University of California shouldn't dump the SAT and ACT
The University of California is under pressure to drop the SAT and the ACT as an admission requirement. A new report suggests that would be a mistake.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.
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He dressed up at Comic-Con. He preached to chickens. He's the John Lewis you never knew
Congressman John Lewis is turning 80. His place in history has been so thoroughly documented that it's hard to find anything new to say about him -- unless you talk to some people who have known him the longest
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Endorsement: The Times' recommendations for Superior Court judge in Los Angeles County
Who are the judges on the ballot on March 3, and who should you vote for? Here are The Times' endorsements.
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Watchdog: Trump administration lacks strategy to fight Afghanistan's dangerous heroin trade
Afghanistan is the source for 90 percent of the world's heroin, and the drug trade fuels a deadly insurgency against American troops.       
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Nicaragua's last newspaper dared to criticize the government. Then it lost its ink and paper
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and closing news outlets. In a blow to the storied La Prensa newspaper, he barred delivery of newsprint and ink.
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How America developed two sign languages — one white, one black
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Avi Loeb: What's causing mysterious radio bursts in space? Don’t rule out any options yet, including aliens
As scientists, we should be humble and not be guided by prejudice but by evidence. After all, if we expect the future to resemble the past we will never discover something new.
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'If I get killed it won't be an accident': Progressive Vermont family faces threats
Abusive posts and vandalism have made Quinn Doner, who is transgender, and their family fear for their lives. Police say there's not much they can do.       
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Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis
The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.
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Letters to the Editor: Boy Scouts of America, another institution sued into honesty about sexual abuse
Two major institutions, the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church, talk a lot about morality but were honest only because of litigation.
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Letters to the Editor: CSU's quantitative reasoning proposal is not as scary as it's made out to be
The Cal State University chancellor responds to Sandy Banks' column expressing skepticism about a new proposed math requirement for incoming freshmen.
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As he transforms neglected corners of New Orleans, artist Brandan Odums can add 'alchemist' to his resume
The winter sun is already going down on Mid-City and its crosshatch of shotgun houses, the porch-sitters eyeing passing bicyclists and stray cats.
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Nondisclosure Agreements Have a Valid Purpose, But They Can Also be Misused, Experts Say
On live television, Senator Elizabeth Warren challenged Michael Bloomberg directly to release any number of women who might be restricted by an NDA.
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WGC-Mexico 2020: Leaderboard, Friday Tee times and How to Watch Championship Online
Rory McIlroy leads the WGC-Mexico Championship with a two-shot margin over Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas.
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Inside Facebook’s Supreme Court
For the last year, the social network has tried to find global consensus on how to moderate controversial content. It hasn’t been easy.
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Eagerly Got a Vasectomy, but I’m Aching for More Kids. What Should We Do?
Parenting advice on family size debates, birth control dishonesty, and formal title preference.
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