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Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism, says Patriots owner

Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media.
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White supremacist charged with swatting Cabinet official and journalists
A Texas man whom federal prosecutors say formerly served as a leader in a white supremacist group was arrested on Wednesday for harassing a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, journalists and a university.
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New Mexico governor: Sheriffs should enforce new gun law or resign
The new law enables state district courts to order the temporary surrender of firearms.
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Oh, baby! Mercedes Javid of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ reveals rough postnatal recovery
The “M” in MJ stands for “Mom.” Mercedes Javid of Bravo’s hit show “Shahs of Sunset” sat down with Page Six to spill her best parenting tips. Having given birth last year to an adorable baby boy, MJ is no stranger to getting down and dirty being a new parent. From handling “leakage” to getting...
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Melissa Francis: Americans will be 'very frustrated' if coronavirus becomes politicized
The American people will be increasingly frustrated if coronavirus becomes politicized, Fox Business host Melissa Francis said Wednesday.
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Pennsylvania parents accused of locking son, 9, in closet, nailing door shut before attending party
A Pennsylvania couple is accused of barricading their 9-year-old son in a closet, nailing wooden planks in front of the door, then leaving him alone for hours to attend a birthday party, reports said.
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FULL SHOW 02/26/2020: Coronavirus, market volatility, Kristen Bitterly
Citi Private Bank's Kristen Bitterly explains why investors shouldn't panic during volatile market swings.
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Female corrections officers busted for strip-search ran ‘coordinated scheme’
In three of the five strip searches, the officers then lied in arrest paperwork stating that the contraband they recovered had been surrendered voluntarily, prosecutors said. 
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Weinstein’s legal team looks ahead to appeal and L.A. charges after loss in New York
Weinstein faces up to 29 years in prison after Monday’s landmark verdict.
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Panda Express accuses Arizona restaurant of imitation in lawsuit
The parent company of fast-food chain Panda Express sued Panda Libre, a Gilbert, Arizona, restaurant serving Mexican and Asian food.       
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Storms cause massive hole to open up in bridge at national park in the UK
A series of storms in recent weeks blamed for damaging flooding and landslides in the United Kingdom is also being blamed for the collapse of a bridge at a national park. 
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Newsom is promising a database to track homeless people statewide. It won't be that easy
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will build a statewide database to track homeless people. But efforts in L.A. are proof it could be an elusive goal.
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'Old Man Steve,' 81, goes viral on TikTok with sweet and simple cooking videos
Now that’s wholesome.
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A record number of immigrants are eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election
More than 23 million naturalized immigrants in the United States -- a new record -- are eligible to vote in the 2020 election, says a report from the Pew Research Center.
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WSJ's Freeman pans Bernie's debate performance: Still offering nothing more than 'Marxist rage'
The Wall Street Journal's James Freeman on Wednesday blasted Bernie Sanders for continuing to push far-left policies in the South Carolina debate, while ignoring fundamental questions about how the plans would be funded.
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Alabama's Jedrick Wills could be surging toward Chargers
The Chargers are in need of an upgrade on the offensive line, and some recent speculation has connected them to Alabama's Jedrick Wills.
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These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk
Two things are true right now in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination fight.
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Hall & Oates still making dreams come true with a sold-out MSG show
Simon & Garfunkel. Sam & Dave. Sonny & Cher. You can also save Hall & Oates two seats at the table of all-time musical duos. Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or Gen Z, you probably haven’t been able to escape two of Hall & Oates’ biggest hits: “Rich Girl,” their first No. 1 single in...
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Schumer calls for investigation into Grenell — New partners at Mercury
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Harry Styles pairs pink with polka dots for ‘Today’ show performance
That's one eye-catching tie.
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Disney World asks workers who traveled to Italy to stay home over coronavirus concerns
The handful of workers had returned from a trip to Italy.
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State agency rules against LI couple who let son play outside
The state Division of Human Rights has ruled against a Long Island family who said they were singled out and threatened by their condo association for letting their 4-year-old son play outside.
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High school student flooded with letters of support after being denied Christian club on campus
Daniela Barca told Fox News that she wanted to start the club because "sometimes it feels like it's just me" as a young Christ follower.
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Letters to the Editor: Trump surely loved the Democrats' debate in South Carolina
The candidates appeared more concerned with attacking each other than defeating President Trump in November.
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Prince Harry just wants to be called 'Harry' from now on
Prince Harry asked attendees at a conference to call him simply "Harry," as he begins his final round of public engagements before beginning a new chapter away from the British royal family.
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Pit bull puppy rescued after falling down 15-foot well in Connecticut, video shows
A pit bull puppy was rescued from the bottom of a well Monday after two men heard the dog’s cries coming from the 15-foot hole in the ground, authorities in Connecticut said.
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Funko CEO Talks Soda & Paka Paka Lines at New York Toy Fair 2020
"We want to reinvent it and find a way to put experience with fine collectibles in a fun cool way, fueled by content."
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Harvey Weinstein juror calls Annabella Sciorra's testimony 'convincing' despite verdict
A member of the jury that convicted Harvey Weinstein of rape defended actress Annabella Sciorra after he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting her.
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How The 'Superman: Red Son' Adaptation Transforms The Way We Think About Superman
The animated adaptation of the graphic novel examines the fundamental question of nature versus nurture when examining the character of Superman.
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Original 'Flash Gordon' Comic, Major Influence on 'Star Wars,' Is Hitting the Auction Block
The artwork for artist Alex Raymond's 1930s sci-fi creation will be up for sale at the end of March.
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Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight
New York-based court upholds immigration-enforcement conditions on grants to police, but 3 other courts have differed
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Who needs 'Friends'? Apple TV+ doesn't
Apple's CEO Tim Cook said on Wednesday that his company is only interested in original content and not re-runs of shows like "Friends."
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Trump regulators deal a blow to leading coal companies
Federal regulators filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to kill an alliance between America's two largest coal mining companies.
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'Grey's Anatomy' actress Kim Raver sells Venice home
'Grey's Anatomy' star Kim Raver and her husband, director Manu Boyer, have sold their Venice home for $2.7 million.
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Bloomberg ad slams Trump's handling of coronavirus outbreak
The Bloomberg campaign released on an ad on Wednesday highlighting the former New York City mayor’s crisis management skills amid concerns about the growing threat of the coronavirus in the United States.
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Tito Ortiz's submission win over Alberto El Patron for Combate Americas changed to 'no decision' in Texas
Tito Ortiz submitted Alberto El Patron in December, but in the eyes of the commission that licensed it, that win has been overturned.        Related StoriesBellator 242 gets Sidney Outlaw vs. Adam Piccolotti, three additional boutsBryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa in the works for UFC Oklahoma CityKhabib Nurmagomedov on Conor McGregor rematch: People just want drama; 99 percent know I win again 
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Kansas man awarded $1.5M, declared innocent after 23 years in prison for double murder he didn't commit
A Kansas man, who spent 23 years behind bars for a double murder he did not commit, was awarded $1.5 million on Monday, and his record was expunged, after winning his wrongful conviction lawsuit against the state.
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From Peter Pan to Neverland, here's how 'Wendy' reimagines the boy who wouldn't grow up
'Beasts of the Southern Wild' director Benh Zeitlin reimagines the mythology of 'Peter Pan' and the boy who wouldn't grow up in new fantasy 'Wendy.'        
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Trump to hold news conference as White House is on defensive over coronavirus response
A plunging stock market has exacerbated President Donald Trump's rising concerns over how to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus even though he has publicly declared the virus to be "very much under control in the USA," multiple people tell CNN.
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Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted “President’s Club” award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. The company placed that same staff in charge of reporting any...
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Dermot Shea: NYPD was ‘wrong’ to subpoena Post reporter’s Twitter data
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea conceded that it was a mistake to subpoena a Post reporter’s social media account in an attempt to unearth a department leak — but indicated that more reporters could be served as “a last resort.” “I think we were wrong here,” Shea said in a press conference Wednesday morning at One...
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Zac Taylor: Time with Rams helped during rough first year as Bengals head coach
His first season as Cincinnati Bengals coach was rough, but Zac Taylor said the foundation he gained under Rams coach Sean McVay served him well.
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Alleged white supremacist arrested for several Virginia swatting events, attempts to swat NY-based news organization
A Texas man believed to be the former leader of a white supremacist group was arrested Wednesday for allegedly conducting several swatting events in Virginia with plans to call two more in New York, federal prosecutors said. 
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Trump administration erects billboards in Central America telling would-be illegal immigrants to turn back
The State Department is stepping up an advertising campaign in Central America to warn would-be migrants against illegally traveling to the United States, Fox News has learned.
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Which Notable Republicans Aren't Going to CPAC? Who's Missing From the Annual Conservative Conference
There are a few notable absences from the conservative conference's speakers list this year.
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Coronavirus outbreak: French citizen dies, Iran death toll rises
The first French citizen has died of coronavirus within the country — as Iran clocked the largest death toll from the outbreak outside China, according to new reports. The 60-year-old French man died overnight after being rushed to a Paris hospital in serious condition Tuesday evening, according to officials. His death marked the second coronavirus-related...
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A teen girl beat the boys to become the first female wrestler to win her state championship
"I kind of dominated the match, if I'm being honest," Heaven Fitch, the teen wrestling phenom, said after her historic win.
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Who is Tom Steyer without his red plaid tie?
Tom Steyer’s red tartan tie is part of his personal and political brand. | Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images Steyer’s plaid tie is the most memorable thing about his candidacy. There’s a rumor on the internet that Tom Steyer, the California billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate, only owns one tie. Since he made his debut on the crowded October debate stage, viewers have fixated more on his red tartan tie than his policies and answers, pointing out that Steyer is consistent — perhaps too consistent — in its wear. A Steyer spokesperson described the tie as Scottish, making its print tartan instead of plaid. For the 10th Democratic debate in South Carolina (Steyer’s sixth showing), the at-home Twitter audience pointed out that Steyer was still wearing that tie and, well, they had thoughts about it. Why can't Tom Steyer get another tie. It's not billionaire chic to repeat every single time.— Elise Jordan (@Elise_Jordan) February 26, 2020 “Why can’t Tom Steyer get another tie,” one Twitter user asked. “It’s not billionaire chic to repeat every single time.” “Someone please buy Tom Steyer a second tie,” another begged. The tie has become so ubiquitous, it now has multiple Twitter accounts. Well yeah but I helped https://t.co/ydlYGtKEFM— Tom Steyer’s Tie (@TieToms) February 26, 2020 What politicians wear, and their appearance more broadly, has always played a role in politics. Clothes can help a candidate stand out on a packed stage and even define aspects of their candidacy, in the case of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. For male politicians, who are usually consigned to neutral-hued suits, ties are the accessory they can get creative with. For example, former Democratic candidate Jay Inslee liked to wear a green tie on the debate stage to signal he was the “green candidate,” given his bold climate-first agenda. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang skipped wearing a tie entirely for the debates, a progressive choice of attire for a tech-focused candidate. Compared to the other four men onstage Tuesday night (Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders), Steyer’s red-and-black tartan tie appeared strikingly out of place, and his online critics have disparaged the pattern as Christmas-like and gimmicky. As New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman wrote, “Tartan, with all its connotations of Christmas, school uniforms, and marching across the moor to bagpipes, may speak to a certain tradition, but it’s not a stereotypical American one, which makes it uncomfortably close to the novelty tie for many viewers.” Alex Wong/Getty Images Without the tartan tie, who really is Tom Steyer? Dig a little into Steyer’s billionaire environmentalist past and you’ll find that he’s entirely devoted to wearing tartan ties, a pattern associated with Scotland. A Washington Post profile of Steyer in 2013 quoted him saying, “You gotta dress up for a fight,” in reference to how he wears Scottish ties every day. He’s selective with his tartan, however, avoiding the dark green, blue, and red pattern of his Scottish clan Murray because “it’s too ugly.” So why a tartan tie at all? The most likely conclusion is that he simply likes red tartan! Steyer’s campaign did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment from Vox, so we may never know why Steyer prefers this specific print or how many ties of this color he has. Sure, it’s an unusual pattern for a presidential candidate, but don’t we all have our fashion quirks? Notably, Steyer has made tartan his personal brand, even selling a Tom 2020 tartan bandana and a tartan koozie. Without the tartan tie, who really is Tom Steyer? Do viewers even know who Tom Steyer is, or do they only see a billionaire (and he’s not even the only billionaire onstage anymore) in a red tie? At this point in the race, when he’s nationally polling at 2 percent, Steyer’s need to “dress up for a fight” doesn’t hold much water. A tartan tie, then, seems to be the main thing that’s helping him stand out — an accessory that makes his candidacy briefly memorable, salient, and the butt of several hundred Twitter jokes. Sign up for The Goods’ newsletter. Twice a week, we’ll send you the best Goods stories exploring what we buy, why we buy it, and why it matters.
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Taco Bell customer reportedly shot at drive-thru after she was refused service: ‘She wanted her … chalupas’
This woman apparently really wanted some Taco Bell.
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