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Sega returns with a nostalgic console from the late 80s

Another console-maker from the 16-bit era of video games is trying to tap into the nostalgia market.
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Tesla is now worth $100 billion -- more than nearly every other car maker except Toyota
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Escaped Prisoner Sends Postcard to Prison Directors, 'Greetings From Thailand'
After escaping from Belgium's Turnhout Prison in December, former inmate Oualid Sekkaki taunted the facility's directors by sending them a postcard gloating about his successful getaway.
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New 'Pokémon Go' Festival and Safari Zones Announced for First Half of 2020
In 2019, an estimated $249 million in tourism revenue resulted from live events.
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Watchdog cited in impeachment push repeatedly flagged violations under past presidents
The Government Accountability Office has accused numerous past presidents and administrations of breaking the law—without impeachment being discussed. 
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Seth Meyers's day drinking with the Jonas Brothers is hilarious and borderline irresponsible
Well, the Jonas Brothers did warn us years ago that they "Live to Party." Seth Meyers learned this the hard way.
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“Half for Me, Half for You” Edition
Also, Jeopardy! and Jia Tolentino.
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Airlines and Airports Across the World Are Working to Limit the Spread of Deadly Coronavirus. Here’s What to Know
At least nine people have died and hundreds more have been infected by the virus
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Dead homeless man found covered in maggots on subway train
Straphangers reported the grisly discovery when the train pulled into Manhattan's 59th St.-Columbus Circle station Tuesday night around 8:40 p.m.
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The Wuhan Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast. Will Doctors Be Able to Find a Treatment Before the Outbreak Ends?
Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals…
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Hillary Clinton still isn’t a fan of Bernie Sanders — but may support him after all
Well, maybe she’ll support Bernie. Hillary Clinton ever-so-slightly walked back her comments on her 2016 Democratic primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after facing considerable backlash. “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!” the former Secretary of State joked in a tweet. “But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and...
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African warlord living jailed for lying to US immigration officials asks judge to overturn 30-year sentence
A brutal African warlord – currently serving 30 years for lying to U.S. immigration officials about his past committing murders, raping and enslaving his rivals and even ordering cannibalism to intimidate enemies – asked a federal appeals court in Philadelphia Tuesday to overturn his conviction.
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Schumer: Tuesday was a 'dark day' for the Senate
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the the first full day of the impeachment trial into President Donald Trump represented "a dark day and a dark night for the Senate," and he urged his Republican colleagues to make the trial "more fair." (Jan. 22)       
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Woman bites cop’s leg during wild arrest
A woman in Palm Coast, Florida, allegedly bit an arresting deputy’s leg. Shocking police bodycam video shows 38-year-old Cherie Saunders cursing out cops in her garage before being taken into custody. She faces multiple charges, including domestic battery for reportedly slapping her housemate. Saunders was released from jail after posting $10,000 bail.   Subscribe to...
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US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women
The Trump administration is unveiling new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism'' - women who travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have citizenship
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Americans weigh in on backing candidates who support certain abortion restrictions
A Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus found 65% of Americans are more likely to support candidates in 2020 who allow abortion at most in the first three months of a pregnancy.
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AOC Calls Out Joe Biden For Selling The 'Invasion Of Iraq' And Being 'Open To A Republican Running Mate'
"I don't understand why some folks run as if the internet doesn't exist," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
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Bernie Sanders surges into first in one national poll; Joe Biden maintains lead in another
Sen. Bernie Sanders surged into first place, marking the first time a CNN poll did not find Joe Biden alone at the top since the race began.        
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Philadelphia May Cut Subsidies to UPenn for Not Paying Minimum Wage
The prestigious University of Pennsylvania may lose $1.2 million in public subsidies from Philadelphia over its refusal to pay the city's mandated $15.00 minimum wage to entry-level security staffers.
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Taylor Swift releases Netflix documentary trailer, says she's done being 'muzzled'
Taylor Swift is taking fans and critics alike behind the scenes during one of the most tumultuous periods in her life.
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Taylor Swift finds her voice in 'Miss Americana' trailer
Taylor Swift went into hiding for a year and emerged a new person. Her new Netflix documentary appears to give viewers a peek inside that process.
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Trump impeachment lawyer hits back at WaPo editorial board
Attorney Robert Ray, a member of President Trump's legal defense team, hit back Wednesday at the Washington Post editorial board’s opinion piece that stated: “Trump’s impeachment defense is designed to destroy guardrails on presidential power.”
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House Democrats to present case in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial
Following a marathon session that stretched into the early hours of Wednesday, Democratic House managers are set to present their opening arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate at 1 p.m. The trial got underway in earnest on Tuesday afternoon as the impeachment managers and the president’s defense lawyers furiously debated a number...
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Pennsylvania mom 'failed to feed' 26-pound 16-year-old boy, police say
The victim was later discharged from Hershey Medical Center weighing 45 pounds after receiving medical attention for weeks.        
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Thousands of Nigerian slum dwellers left homeless after mass eviction
Authorities in Nigeria evicted thousands of impoverished residents from a Lagos slum, leaving many homeless, residents and eyewitnesses told CNN.
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Supreme Court sounds ready to support public aid to religious schools
Supreme Court and church schools: Is it religious discrimination to not help fund them?
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Watch Live: Day Two of Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump
The Senate will start the second day of the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump Wednesday, beginning at 1:00 P.M. Eastern.
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Billy Eichner will play Matt Drudge in upcoming ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’
EXCLUSIVE: Three-time Emmy nominee and “American Horror Story” alum Billy Eichner is joining FX’s Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal limited series “American Crime Story: Impeachment” in the role of famed journalist and Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge. It was the Drudge Report that first broke news of the White House affair on Jan. 17, 1998,...
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Trump Proclaims ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day’
Trump declared January 22 “National Sanctity of Human Life Day,” when the nation “reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.”
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CVS co-founder Ralph Hoagland III is dead at 86
Ralph Hoagland III, a serial entrepreneur who helped create CVS, America's largest drug store, died Friday. He was 86.
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United pushes 737 Max return until fall, leaving it short on planes for summer travel rush
The Boeing 737 Max grounding will likely impact the summer travel season for the second year in a row. Recertification isn't expected until mid-year.       
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Kristin Smart’s family told to prepare for breakthrough in 23-year-old missing persons case
Kristin Smart's mom, Denise, said the FBI told her to brace herself for "something you don’t expect."
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Reliving Zion Williamson's Top Moments As He Makes His NBA Debut
On Wednesday, Zion Williamson will make his long-awaited NBA debut for the New Orleans Pelicans.
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DOJ launches commission to study 'modern issues affecting law enforcement'
Attorney General Bill Barr announced the creation Wednesday of a Justice Department commission that will study mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse and other issues that affect the ability of law enforcement to reduce crime in communities.
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Davos: 'Russian Spies' Disguised as Plumbers Attempting to Install Surveillance Equipment Caught by Police
Swiss police caught two Russian men suspected of attempting to install spying equipment for the Kremlin at the World Economic Forum at Davos.
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Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her abs at ‘The Goop Lab’ screening
She's in Goop shape.
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George Conway: Senate Republicans Know Trump's Guilty and Want to Hide the Evidence
Appearing Wednesday on CNN, George Conway, attorney and husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, asserted Senate Republicans oppose additional evidence being brought in the upper chamber's impeachment trial because they believe President Donald Trump is "guilty." 
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Schumer says impeachment trial starting under ‘cloud of unfairness’
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that President Trump’s impeachment trial begins under a “cloud of unfairness,” after the GOP-led Senate rejected all 11 of his amendments to allow for witnesses and documents in a marathon late-night session.
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Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman's former Westside manor lists for $6.75 million
In Little Holmby, the marital home of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman is up for sale at $6.75 million.
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Why the ‘Hunger Games’ prequel book is so controversial
This is truly a baffling choice.
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Toobin and Dershowitz examine impeachment arguments
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, examine the arguments and tactics from the House managers and Trump's defense on the first day of the Senate impeachment trial.
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Trump Judge Melts Down at Trans Woman’s Request to Be Addressed With Female Pronouns
In his latest opinion, Duncan willfully misgendered a trans woman and said using correct pronouns would show bias.
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Production of 2 Excedrin migraine products suspended
The company is not recalling the products, but did not say when it expects to resume production.
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Harvey Weinstein Secretly Subjected Women to Tests to Assess Their Vulnerability, Prosecutor Says
"It will be clear throughout this trial that the defendant knew he was praying on naïve and inexperienced [women]," prosecutors said.
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Chief Justice John Roberts calls for decorum as impeachment devolves into fight over who lies more
Chief Justice John Roberts, after being sworn in for the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. | Ting Shen/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Roberts rebuked impeachment managers and White House counsel for name-calling, but stayed silent about the Trump team’s lies. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a stern warning to the House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s counsel in the final hours of the first day of the Senate impeachment trial after speeches by both sides began to feature personal attacks. Both House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow called each other liars; Nadler accused senators of treachery; and Sekulow said it was Nadler who was being treacherous. “It is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body,” Roberts said. “Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are.” The tension that led to those remarks seemed to have little to do with either side forgetting where they were, however, and more to do with Democrats’ frustration over the counsel’s willingness to misrepresent key facts — and at times, to simply lie. Deception and misrepresentation have been key aspects of the president’s impeachment defense strategy so far; for instance, he responded to Tuesday’s proceedings by tweeting everyone ought to “READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!” These transcripts do not exonerate him — instead, they provide evidence that Trump did indeed attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rivals. But Trump has argued the opposite is true, and Tuesday, his counsel signaled it will pursue a similar strategy in defending the president against removal. Democrats would argue that makes Roberts’s rebuke misplaced — that it is the president’s behavior that is at issue here. They do not appear to have an ally in Roberts, however, whose conduct Tuesday suggested that so long as the discourse doesn’t descend into name-calling, he will allow each side to say what it will, true or not. The fight between Rep. Jerry Nadler and White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, briefly explained The speeches that drew the chief justice’s censure began after House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced an amendment to the resolution governing the trial’s rules, calling for the testimony of former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Nadler took the floor in defense of the amendment, explaining why he and his fellow House impeachment managers believe Bolton’s testimony to be so important — namely, that Bolton is a key witness to Trump’s Ukrainian pressure campaign, and that he’s suggested he has some damning knowledge that has yet to come to light — before ending his speech by addressing the Senate directly (and harshly). “Will you choose to be complicit in the president’s coverup?” Nadler asked. “So far, I’m sad to say I see a lot of senators voting for a coverup, voting to deny witnesses — an absolutely indefensible vote, obviously a treacherous vote.” White House counsel Pat Cipollone offered a rebuttal, attacking Nadler and the “false case of the House managers,” and taking it upon himself to defend the senators, telling them, “You don’t deserve, and we don’t deserve what just happened.” Pat Cipollone rebuts argument in favor of amendment to issue subpoena for John Bolton, saying Rep. Nadler made “false allegations” and “should be embarrassed…for the way [he] addressed this body.”“This is the U.S. Senate. You’re not in charge here.” https://t.co/YliqkRpTBy pic.twitter.com/PNLUAtYWEp— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 22, 2020 He went on to call Nadler a liar, saying, “Mr. Nadler came up here and made false allegations against our team. He made false allegations against all of you.” Cipollone then accused the lawmaker of being a hypocrite as well, reading a quote from a statement Nadler made during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings in which he argued “a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties and largely opposed by the other” would be illegitimate, and would “call into question the very legitimacy of our political institutions.” He concluded by saying, “You owe an apology to the president of the United States and his family. You owe an apology to the Senate. But most of all, you owe an apology to the American people.” His fellow counsel, Jay Sekulow, followed this up with one of his own, directly addressing Nadler, with a fiery argument in which he, too, accused Nadler of hypocrisy and claimed that it was Nadler who was treacherous. That’s when Nadler returned to the floor to call Cipollone and Sekulow liars. “The president’s counsel has no standing to talk about lying,” Nadler said, pointing out that the counsel lied about Trump not being invited to take part in the impeachment inquiry. He told the Senate he personally had invited Trump — which is true — and that “a few days later, we received a letter from Mr. Cipollone on the White House stationary that said, ‘No, there’s no interest in appearing.’ So on the one hand, they’re lying —” Nadler cut himself off there, and returned to his effort to rebut the White House’s claims with facts. But he returned to his point when concluding his remarks, saying the president “defies everything. Defies the law to withhold aid from Ukraine. Defies the law in a dozen different directions, all the time. And lies about it, all the time. And sends Mr. Cipollone here to lie about it.” After a day that was relatively staid — particularly in comparison to the impeachment proceedings in the House — these exchanges stood out. Chief Justice John Roberts, who until this point had only spoken to preside over procedural issues, felt he had to comment, saying: I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body. One reason it has earned that title is because its members avoid speaking in a manner and using language that is not conducive to civil discourse. In the 1905 Swain trial, a senator objected when one of the managers used the word pettifogging, and the presiding officer said the word ought not to have been used. I don’t think that we need to aspire to that high a standard, but I do think those addressing the Senate should remember where they are. House Democrats have argued before that there’s a time and place for decorum In the past, tensions in the Senate have broken out into violence, particularly when one senator has accused another of being a liar, which is why Sen. Ben Tillman punched Sen. John McLaurin in 1902. It was that incident that led to the creation of the rules governing how senators are to speak about each other, namely: “No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.” Impeachment trials have their own special rules that do not include a similar clause; however, Roberts clearly hoped to tamp down passions in order to keep up the Senate’s normal, subdued sense of decorum. But Democrats — particularly those in the House — have argued there are times when decorum deserves to be broken; for instance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was censured for calling a nativist Trump attack on lawmakers “racist” in July, breaking the House rule that states “personal abuse, innuendo, or ridicule of the President is not permitted.” Pelosi accepted her punishment — not being allowed to speak on the House floor for a day — and was praised by many members of her caucus, like Rep. Jamie Raskin, who said, “The speaker engaged in a small-but-necessary act of legislative civil disobedience. ... She needed to tell the truth about the president’s remarks.” Tuesday, the House impeachment managers tried to do the same. Nadler was correct in asserting the White House counsel was lying to the Senate. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar noted, the defense team’s opening remarks alone contained at least four easily refuted lies. And as the proceedings went on, those lies — particularly the claim that Trump had been barred from participating in the impeachment inquiry — were repeated. Nadler’s statements were an attempt to push back against these false claims — and given the fact that they were delivered after more than 10 hours of deliberation, they may have been couched in some frustration. Given that frustration, and the length of the day, working to avoiding fistfights on the Senate floor is admirable. And it is important that the drama of the trial be contained to discussions of presidential wrongdoing, rather than on fights. But if there is no way for either side to openly challenge when the other side is not presenting arguments based on the facts, there is little point in having the trial at all. The way it will end seems predetermined, and what Trump did with respect to Ukraine is clear, meaning its value lies in hearing the best — fact-based — cases for why the president does or does not deserve removal.
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Dutch man who kept children captive wanted to ward off 'bad spirits' with beatings, prosecutors claim
A Dutch father told his six unregistered children he held captive in a bunker that "bad spirits" would enter their bodies if they talked to outsiders, one of many disturbing and bizarre allegations that surfaced after the isolated farmhouse case has gone to court.
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Opening arguments beginning in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial
Opening arguments are beginning in the rape trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. More than 80 women have made sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, but his New York criminal trial focuses on accusations from just two of those women. Weinstein has denied all allegations against him. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joined CBSN to discuss the trial.
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Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus are in play on eBay
Whether you're a PlayStation player, an Xbox player or both, a discount is a discount. Right now on eBay you can save on one-year subscriptions to both Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. The Xbox Live Gold membership costs a bit less at $54.99, originally $59.99. And the PlayStation Plus membership is marked all the way down to $36.99, originally $59.99.
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Why Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t regret wearing blackface in ’Tropic Thunder’
"In my defense, ‘Tropic Thunder’ is about how wrong [blackface] is..."
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