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Two more possible coronavirus patients being monitored in New York
Two more New Yorkers have been tested as possible coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Samples for nine people from the Empire State have been sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the outbreak began — with four coming back negative and five still pending. On Sunday, Cuomo had said...
President Trump Remains Positive About Mideast Peace Deal After Meetings With Israeli Leaders
Palestinians haven't been consulted about it
Female Entrepreneur Active in Tokyo and Uganda
APT Women aims to foster and educate fledgling global business leaders like Chizu Nakamoto.
Giants hire Freddie Kitchens as tight ends coach
MIAMI — Freddie Kitchens is best known, at least recently, as the failed one-and-done head coach of the Browns, fired after going 6-10 this past season. He rose to hold that perch, however temporarily, based on his acumen as an offensive assistant. New Giants coach Joe Judge is tapping into that acumen. Kitchens is being...
Amy Klobuchar asks for her ticket out of Iowa as she's hampered by impeachment
Amy Klobuchar ended her frenetic, 36-hour sprint across Iowa with a direct plea.
Meadows: Republicans would face “political repercussions” for breaking with Trump during trial
In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Congressman Mark Meadows said there would be repercussions if Republicans break with President Donald Trump on impeachment. O’Donnell sat down with impeachment defense surrogates Representatives Meadows, Doug Collins, Elise Stefanik and Debbie Lesko.
Estas son las identidades de las víctimas que murieron junto a Kobe Bryant
Además de Gianna Bryant, revelan el nombre de las demás personas que perecieron en el fatal accidente aéreo
Influencer’s selfie photo-bombed by penguins having sex
Penguins apparently have no shame. A social media influencer shared a truly unique beach selfie. While she held out her camera and put on her best smile, a pair of penguins took the opportunity to get frisky with each other. Steph Elswood took what she described as her “favorite selfie of all time” during a...
2,600-year-old Egyptian cold case closed as scientists figure out death of ‘Takabuti’
That's one ancient cold case.
Oprah says she wants to hear “both sides” of the American Dirt debate on appropriation
Oprah with American Dirt author Jeanine Cummins, plus Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil, on CBS This Morning. | CBS via Getty Images Oprah has faced backlash for lauding this novel about immigration and the US-Mexico border, written by a non-Mexican author. Now she wants to have a conversation. Less than a week after announcing that the highly controversial Mexican migrant novel American Dirt was the newest entry for her book club, Oprah is taking another look at her choice. In a video posted to Instagram on Sunday, Oprah declares that after an “outpouring of, may I say, very passionate opinions,” it’s become clear that American Dirt will require a “deeper, more substantive discussion” than she originally planned for. Now, rather than hold a standard discussion about the book, she plans to host a conversation with people “from all sides” of the issue to have an in-depth discussion about cultural appropriation and the question of “who gets to publish what stories.” Oprah makes a point of noting that when she first read American Dirt as a galley last summer, it “gutted” her. But as criticism began to pour in about the novel, starting in December and increasing in volume over the past two weeks, she struggled to understand what about it was so offensive to so many people. That reaction mirrors in miniature the response of the publishing industry at large to American Dirt. American Dirt, which is about a Mexican mother and son fleeing to the US to escape from violence, was a hugely buzzed-about book well before it published. It sold at auction for a seven-figure advance, earned plaudits from luminaries like Stephen King, John Grisham, and Sandra Cisneros, and received glowing early trade reviews. But over the past couple of months, many critics — especially Latinx critics and critics of color — have been increasingly scathing toward the book. Backlash has centered around its author, who is not of Mexican descent, and her book’s tendency to objectify and wallow in the pain of Mexican migrants without treating its characters as full human beings. In her review, Chicana writerMyriam Gurba called American Dirt “trauma porn that wears a social justice fig leaf.” Now, American Dirt has gone from being the presumed biggest novel of the season to a lightning rod for controversy — and Oprah has found herself in the middle of the conversation. View this post on Instagram It’s clear that we need to have a different kind of conversation about American Dirt and we welcome everyone’s thoughts and opinions in our community. #ReadWithUs A post shared by Oprah’s Book Club (@oprahsbookclub) on Jan 26, 2020 at 9:55am PST And as Oprah makes her plans for the Apple TV+ version of her vaunted book club, Latinx literary activists are continuing the debate, in what Brandon Loran Maxwell describes at the Daily Chela as the “birth of the new Chicano movement.” The immigrant youth group United We Dream has created a petition calling on Oprah to feature more Latinx and immigrant authors in her book club. On Twitter, the writers Roberto Lovato, David Bowles, and Myriam Gurba launched the hashtag #DignidadLiteraria, which encourages action both online and in real life. Llego la hora: #DignidadLiteraria call to politico-literary action— Roberto Lovato (@robvato) January 26, 2020 “Our point was made,” Lovato tweeted, “but it’s time to pivot to something far more important than a single white woman who stole our stories: us, our voices, our power, our beauty, our histories, and our dignidad.”
Virginia woman who killed West Virginia man found decapitated gets life in prison
A Virginia woman will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole for decapitating her boyfriend in 2018, prosecutors ruled Monday.
Dee Rees on her Sundance return, adapting Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted'
Filmmaker Dee Rees adapts Joan Didion's novel with 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' crafting a paranoid political thriller starring Anne Hathaway that interrogates the character's own blind spots and assumptions.
Oscar Meyer Wienermobile pulled over
Coach suspended for praising Hitler's leadership
Man with cerebral palsy gifted new scooter
Two hurt in shooting at cigar lounge
PD: Man shoots neighbor during argument over car
Oh babies! Couple expecting quintuplets
Artist working on mural to honor Kobe, daughter
New Fox News Poll Shows Half of Americans Think Trump Should Be Removed From Office
Fifty percent of Americans surveyed by Fox News said Trump should be removed, with 44 percent responding "no" and 6 percent saying they are still undecided.
The Smithsonian wanted a museum in London. Now it’ll be just a temporary exhibit.
Collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum has been steadily downgraded since plans were unveiled in 2015.
Raskin: Giulliani is the house managers 'colorful distraction'
Fatal crash hit Newport Beach hard: 5 other residents, not just Bryants, were victims
Kobe Bryant called Newport Beach his home. He raised his daughters here, was involved in local schools and youth sports and made friends at the neighborhood grocery and Starbucks.
Alien planet is so hot it’s tearing itself apart
Since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, nearly 4,000 other planets have been discovered outside the solar system. The newly discovered KELT-9b is unlike any other planet to come before it, however. It’s so hot it’s tearing itself apart. Discovered with NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, KELT-9b has a mass three times that of Jupiter...
Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi booked for Bellator 241 in March
A pair of welterweights looking to build on two-fight winning streaks will meet at Bellator 241.       Related StoriesRaymond Daniels only interested in fight with Michael Page if title on the lineJuan Archuleta: Win over Corrales at Bellator 238 made me featherweight tournament alternateScott Coker: Aaron Pico looked great at Bellator 238, but we'll stay cautious with matchmaking
MTA launches anti-hate crime ads to encourage riders to report
The MTA on Monday unveiled a new ad campaign encouraging riders to report hate crimes and other “bias-motivated” threats or graffiti. The announcement — amid a surge in bigoted transit crimes — came on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and just hours after NYPD arrested a man, for allegedly...
The Trump team’s latest impeachment strategy: Trolling
If you don't have a case to make, at least you can infuriate your opponents.
Wall Street tumbles as virus fuels economic worry
U.S. stocks suffered their worst day in over three months on Monday as China extended the Lunar New Year holiday due to a virus outbreak, fueling worries about the economic impact of containment efforts in the world's second largest economy.
US military plane that crashed in Afghanistan: What we know
An Air Force statement has confirmed that the plane that crashed in Afghanistan Monday was a U.S. Air Force E-11A communications and electronic warfare plane.
Irina Shayk makes rare comments on Bradley Cooper breakup
"Life without B is new ground," Shayk said in a new interview.
FDA to Purell: Stop claiming your hand sanitizers eliminate Ebola, MRSA & flu
The US Food and Drug Administration is giving the maker of Purell products a stern warning: Stop making unproven claims that over-the-counter hand sanitizers help eliminate Ebola, MRSA or the flu.
GOP senator says Romney 'wants to appease the left by calling witnesses' in impeachment trial
Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler targeted her colleague GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Monday over the issue of witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial.
Find your perfect lipstick in time for Valentine's Day
Red lipstick? For Valentine's Day? Groundbreaking.
El mundo del entretenimiento llora al 'Superhero' Kobe Bryant
El legendario ex jugador de los Lakers de Los Ángeles fue un ganador del Óscar y hasta un superhéroe de Marvel Comics
Republicans call Bolton leak Kavanaugh ‘2.0,’ as publisher denies coordination
Republican defenders of President Trump on Monday likened the 11th-hour revelations that John Bolton's forthcoming book alleges a quid pro quo concerning the matter at the heart of impeachment to the bombshell allegations that surfaced near the end of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation proceedings -- as Bolton and his publishers adamantly denied coordinating with the media on the story.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests Bernie Sanders wouldn’t stop his car to help an injured person
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was mocked on Monday for suggesting Bernie Sanders wouldn’t help someone injured on the side of the road.
Kobe Bryant changed the game for dads in sports
Kobe made fatherhood look effortlessly cool and infinitely important.
47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to rehabilitation facility
Pup to compete in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XVI
Baby surrendered in fire department's baby box
Kobe's home state reacts to his tragic passing
Couple dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
Scouts creates book to help child trauma victims
Shot dog saved by rescuers along with puppies
Father arrested after leaving 5-year old at store
Woman sues water park for alleged electrocution
Opinion: Los Angeles' love affair with Kobe Bryant took time to form
In the end, Kobe Bryant stood alone atop Los Angeles. But it took time, especially after a first decade filled with missteps ranging from personal to criminal.
Why Dave Chappelle wasn’t there to accept his Grammy
Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker accepted the award on his behalf.