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Retired General: Trump needs to go

I believe our country and institutions will endure this crisis. But now is the time for decisive action, writes Ken Keen.
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How Hank Aaron rewarded a childhood plea to stay up late
The negotiations were simple: I begged. “No,” they said. I pleaded. “Nope,” they replied. I bargained: Let me stay up until 9 o’clock, and I’ll go to bed a half-hour earlier tomorrow. Swear to God! “A half-hour tonight in exchange for a half-hour tomorrow. You’ll shake on it?” my father asked, overruling the far more...
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Gillespie, Moore lead No. 3 Villanova past Providence 71-56
A bright light coming from a sunny window delayed the start of the second half. When the game finally resumed, Villanova’s offense shone on the court — neither a dark curtain nor Providence could blot out the Wildcats.
Texas court greenlights Sandy Hook defamation suits against Alex Jones
Defamation lawsuits filed against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones by the parents of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre can now move forward following a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.  The high court on Friday rejected Jones’ request to dismiss the four legal actions, the Austin American-Statesman reported.  The families sued Jones in...
Nelson-Ododa leads No. 3 UConn over Georgetown 72-41
UConn sat leading scorer Paige Bueckers on Saturday to rest her injured ankle and the Huskies still won by 31 points.
Kyle Rittenhouse must avoid white supremacists, guns, booze: judge
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during protests in Wisconsin last year, has to stay away from white supremacists, guns and booze, a judge has ruled. The decision comes after Rittenhouse, who is free on $2 million bail, was spotted drinking at a bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, and posed...
Butler's 22 lead No. 2 Baylor past Oklahoma State 81-66
Baylor's depth and experience eventually overwhelmed an Oklahoma State team that was missing star freshman Cade Cunningham due to COVID-19 protocols.
NFL playoff picks: Packers, Chiefs going to Super Bowl
Here are predictions for Sunday’s NFL championship games: PACKERS (-3.5) over Buccaneers; Over 51.5 The “got there early” Bucs fans who anticipated Tom Brady’s choice of Tampa Bay as his optimal home (with no state income tax long a powerful incentive, one key to richly paid league stars) had sustained faith in Brady’s ability to...
USA Basketball eyeing 60 players in Olympic pool
USA Basketball is casting a wider-than-usual net in its roster selection for this summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, two people with knowledge of the situation said Saturday.
Californian dies hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine, prompting probe
A California resident who was vaccinated against COVID-19 died just hours later — and authorities are trying to find out why. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced the death and the investigation Saturday in a Facebook post, but gave few details. The county, which is in the greater Sacramento area, was “recently notified” of the...
Joe Biden’s far-left ‘unity’ will divide us: Goodwin
The joke survives the test of time and, under the circumstances, deserves repeating. As the late journalist Mickey Carroll told it, a suburban town with a population 90 percent Irish and 10 percent Jewish held a mayoral election involving two candidates — one Irish and one Jewish.  The Irish candidate won with — wouldn’t you...
Arizona Republicans Censure Party Leaders At Odds With Trump
State GOP members passed resolutions at a meeting on Saturday to condemn three party leaders who they said failed to support President Trump: Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain.
Body cam video shows police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a mental health check
The chief of police in Killeen, Texas, is defending an officer who shot and killed a Black man during a mental health check earlier this month.
Democrats Attempt to Purge Civil Servant from Job over Prior Work for Nunes, Trump Administration
Democrats are attempting to purge an intelligence professional from a career civil service position, because of prior work for Nunes and the Trump administration.
NYC nursing home refused to give rehab patients COVID-19 vaccine: pol
A Queens nursing home in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak withheld potentially lifesaving vaccines from rehab patients, leaving a city councilman’s 96-year-old mother and others to catch the contagion. Dry Harbor Nursing Home in Middle Village — where 44 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since Dec. 22 — vaccinated its long-term residents shortly...
Wall Street Journal: Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to overturn election results
Former President Donald Trump pushed the Department of Justice to directly ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden's election win, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
33 missing children rescued during human trafficking probe in California
Authorities rescued nearly three dozen missing kids in Southern California during a human trafficking investigation, the FBI said. Of the 33 children rescued as part of “Operation Lost Angels,” eight were being sexually exploited when authorities swooped in to save them, according to the feds. Two of the kids had been previously rescued during the...
Portland police hunt for suspect wanted for suspicious package left outside of museum
The Portland Police Department in Maine have released photos of a suspect who placed a suspicious package in front of the Portland Museum of Art Saturday.
Viral Bernie Sanders inauguration photo almost didn’t happen, photographer reveals
“My lens was originally on somebody else, but out of my other eye I saw him fiddling with his hands and I just very quickly went back to him," said Getty Images photographer Brendan Smialowski.
Man Threatened to Assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Officials Say
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FAA employee and Snapchat live-streamer among two facing new charges in connection with Capitol riot
The Justice Department has unveiled new criminal charges against two alleged Capitol rioters.
Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump.
Police: Black teens wrongly detained at Target in California
The three teens were detained at a Target store in a grand theft investigation.
Dwayne Johnson shows off his hair skills in an adorable post with his 2-year-old daughter
Dwayne Johnson has his role as a "girl dad" down after showing how he fixes his 2-year-old daughter's hair on Instagram.
US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes
China sent warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate.
Knicks’ next West Coast test: Undermanned Trail Blazers
The Knicks will face an undermanned opponent when they continue their four-game road trip Sunday night in Portland. The Trail Blazers still have All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and former Knick forward Carmelo Anthony, but they will be without guard CJ McCollum (broken foot) and big man Jusuf Nurkic (broken wrist) for the next several...
California resident dies several hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
An individual in California who tested positive for COVID-19 in late December and was vaccinated Thursday died several hours after receiving the shot, the Placer County Sheriff's office announced Saturday. 
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UCLA gymnastics opens season with win over Arizona State
UCLA defeats Arizona State in its season opener in gymnastics, as Sara Taubman makes her college debut a memorable one.
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‘Taking Cara Babies’ sleep guru faces boycott for supporting Trump
A popular baby-sleep guru is being hit with a call to boycott her business after it was revealed she donated to former President Donald Trump’s campaign.  The online drama unfolded Tuesday, when a fellow parenting expert tweeted a screenshot of Federal Election Commission records showing “Taking Cara Babies” founder Cara Dumaplin gave just over $1,000...
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It was a sunny Saturday — and a gusty one
Some saw snowflakes on the wind in Washington.
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Justice Department considers not charging all Capitol rioters, amid concerns of flooding the courts
Officials from the Department of Justice may be considering not prosecuting every rioter who illegally breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to reporting by the Washington Post Saturday – a move that could prove controversial.
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Texas man who tweeted 'Assassinate AOC' before storming Capitol arrested
The FBI has arrested a Texas man who tweeted “Assassinate AOC” before taking part in the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.
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Khalil Rountree's UFC 257 loss cost one bettor $60,000. Yikes!
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UFC 257 results: Julianna Pena shakes off slow start, submits Sara McMann
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Played Key Role in Trump’s Plot to Oust Acting Attorney General
The congressman’s involvement underlined how far the former president was willing to go to overturn the election, and Democratic lawmakers have begun calling for investigations into those efforts.
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A pandemic playbook for a new year
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Big questions hang over Biden's pandemic strategy
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Megyn Kelly Shifts Capitol Riot Blame to Media, Says Trump 'Hatred' Caused Erosion of Trust
"They hated him so much they checked their objectivity," Kelly said of the media's alleged animosity towards Donald Trump.
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Mexican leader says Biden offers $4B for Central America
U.S. would send $4 billion to help Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, he says.
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Chiefs-Bills about much more than two young quarterbacks
On the surface, Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Bills and Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium is all about the two quarterbacks. And why not? Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes is the face of the NFL, arguably its most dynamic player, having thrown for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns and just six interceptions this season and having...
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NY education leaders are exploiting the pandemic to drop all school standards
Schoolchildren have gotten the short end of every stick all pandemic long, from unpredictable closures and virtual learning to stressed-out teachers and a wholesale dropping of standards and accountability. But the New York state teachers’ union is eager to hide the bad news by killing standardized exams. The tests would help show how each child...
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7,000 National Guardsmen to remain in Washington through mid-March
The National Guard's top general confirmed that up to 7,000 National Guardsmen will remain in Washington through mid-March to assist federal law enforcement.
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Biden is ignoring all the signs that Iran can’t be bribed out of its murderous ways
President Biden is eager to reengage with Iran and return to the nuclear deal. Yet the murderous regime has no interest in changing its ways. It is boosting its nuclear-weapon development and its network of deadly militias across the Middle East in its continued drive for hegemony. Biden said during the campaign he’d rejoin the...
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California’s essential workers dying in greater numbers from COVID, study finds
A new study looking at which jobs carry the most risk of death for California workers amid the coronavirus pandemic found that cooks have the deck stacked against them, according to a new study, which called for those same laborers to be prioritized for vaccines.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges new trade deal in first call with President Biden
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged President Biden to strike a new trade deal with the UK in a phone call on Saturday, marking the first official discussion between the two world leaders since Biden was sworn in.  Johnson “reiterated his intention to resolve existing trade issues as soon as possible” and discussed “the benefits...
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Horse dies during race at Santa Anita; jockey Desormeaux transported to the hospital
Scat's Choice breaks down during a six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies, becoming the third horse fatality at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 26.
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New Yorkers tell serial killer suspect to ‘rot in hell!’ as he leaves NYPD station
Handyman and alleged serial killer Kevin Gavin was blasted with insults while being escorted by detectives out of a Brownsville, Brooklyn, police station Thursday night.
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Authorities investigate blast at anti-gay California church
Los Angeles-area church was the target of protests for its anti-LGTBQ message.
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Crews recover body of Oregon woman swept away in mudslide
Her vehicle was swept away in a deep mudslide during a winter storm last week.
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