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Knicks fans getting their only chance to woo Anthony Davis
This is the only chance Knicks fans have to express themselves warmly to Anthony Davis as the Lakers take over the Garden on Wednesday with their purple-and-gold army of supporters. Yes, LeBron James will get his due in his lone Broadway appearance, but Davis is now the impending free agent who last January had the...
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Son accused of hiring gangbanger to whack mobster dad denied bail
A Brooklyn federal judge denied a $5 million bail request by an alleged mafioso accused of orchestrating a hit on his father at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Bronx. The bail proposal, submitted by attorneys for Anthony Zottola Sr., upped the previously offered $1.5 million amount — but was denied by Judge Raymond Dearie on...
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L.A. County supervisors approve subpoena authority in power struggle with sheriff
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on giving subpoena power to the Civilian Oversight Commission to get records from the Sheriff's Dept. in the latest power tiff between the governing body and Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
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Trio hoped Virginia gun rally would spark "civil war": Feds
Federal prosecutors argued that the men, who were arrested last week, should be detained pending trial, indicating they are a part of a "domestic terrorism investigation."
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Man accused of killing pedestrian while driving drunk gets supervised release
A man who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in East Harlem on New Year’s Eve was given supervised release at his Tuesday arraignment — as prosecutors revealed he tried to ditch several bottles of booze before cops arrived. Farkell Hopkins, 23, is accused of chucking a cardboard box full of empty...
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Apple eyes 11 Penn Plaza for new office space
After losing to Facebook in a tug-of-war over the historic Farley Building, tech giant Apple is negotiating to lease office space at 11 Penn Plaza, sources said. The 1.15-million-square-foot building owned by Vornado has 638,921 square feet available from the fourth through 14th floors as a sublease from Macy’s, with some square footage ready to...
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L.A. announced 'more sensitive' cleanups for homeless camps. Now it's taking a harder line
Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would take a more "sensitive approach" to clearing trash and filth around homeless encampments. Now, sanitation officials say they are making adjustments to that system, including planning for police presence at some cleanup sites.
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Wuhan coronavirus outbreak kills nine in China as first case found in US
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Real estate mogul Charles Cohen relaunches Avenue magazine
Real estate mogul Charles Cohen is ready to unveil his latest project — the relaunch of 44-year-old Avenue magazine after more than a year without publishing an issue. On Wed., Jan. 22, the day the new version of the magazine finally hits, Cohen will also be tossing a launch party at 35 Hudson Yards. “It’s...
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BTS announces Map of the Soul world tour dates, with several North American shows
BTS has announced the dates, cities and venues of their upcoming Map of the Soul world tour. Check out if your city made the list.        
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Hunter Biden must appear in court after missing deadline in child support case
Hunter Biden must appear in Arkansas court next week and explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt.
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¿Vale la pena ofrecer su privacidad por un cupón de descuento de supermercado?
A los clientes de Ralphs se les dice que unirse al programa de recompensas de la compañía podría resultar en una extensa recopilación de datos, incluyendo su trabajo, su educación, su salud y su cobertura de seguro
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Chinese stocks slump, but airline shares improve amid coronavirus fears
Chinese stocks continued to fall Wednesday as a new virus spreads throughout the region, complicating plans for the millions of people traveling over the Lunar New Year.
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Netflix had slower subscriber growth thanks to rival streaming services
Streaming video giant Netflix said its US subscriber growth was slower than expected in the last three months of 2019 as rival services like Disney+ and Apple TV+ competed for eyeballs. The Los Gatos, Calif., company — known for hits like “The Irishman,” “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” — added a net 420,000 streaming customers...
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China takes more measures to protect healthcare workers in virus outbreak
China is taking more strict measures in hospitals to protect healthcare workers in the new coronavirus outbreak, and will increase training for healthcare workers nationwide, officials from the country's health commission said on Wednesday.
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Venezuela has less cash in its coffers than Jay-Z is worth
Venezuela’s cash supply has tanked so far that it has less money than Jay-Z. The South American country’s reserves, which were already at a 30-year low, have now fallen below $1 billion amid economic sanctions, Bloomberg reported Friday. Venezuela’s central bank has only about $800 million in cash and $200 million in liquid assets, sources...
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Fairway planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, will close all stores
Legendary Big Apple grocer Fairway Market is getting ready to call it quits, The Post has learned. The New York City chain — known for its wide selection of cheeses and cheap produce — is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means the grocery chain does not currently have a plan to...
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Damon Dash lands in court this week, trashes opponents’ wardrobe
"His suit was terrible," Dash fumed to Page Six.
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Gigi and Bella Hadid were polar opposites at Paris Fashion Week
Gigi’s locks were pulled back in a tight bun and she wore minimal makeup.
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Things have changed for Venezuela. But they're not what Juan Guaido hoped for
That's the question dogging Juan Guaido as he embarks on another global tour, an uncomfortable mirror of the near-triumphant voyage he took last February in the weeks after declaring himself the rightful interim president of Venezuela.
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Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon defends woeful WeWork IPO
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive David Solomon turned heads in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday by defending his bank’s handling of WeWork’s notoriously disastrous initial stock offering. “I’m not sure that we got it so wrong,” Solomon said of the most calamitous IPO process in recent memory. “There were things that were right, there were things that...
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READ: Amendment to subpoena the Defense Department for documents
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has unveiled a series of amendments on Tuesday to the organizing resolution setting the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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Rangers no match for Islanders without Artemi Panarin
Hard to know exactly how this would have turned out if Artemi Panarin had played, but it couldn’t have been too much worse for the Rangers. With their best player a late scratch presumably because of a lingering minor upper-body injury, the Blueshirts dropped a 4-2 contest to the Islanders at the Garden on Tuesday...
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Taylor Swift on not wanting to get political following Dixie Chicks controversy: 'It terrified me'
Taylor Swift is known for generally keeping her political views silent, and for good reason.
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Tiger Woods could become all-time wins leader this weekend
If he wins the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, he'll surpass Sam Snead with his 83rd PGA Tour victory.
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Authorities say Oklahoma man was eaten by mountain lions in Arizona
Steven Brashear, 66, was reported missing in December. Three mountain lions were euthanized after being found eating his body.        
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Resurfaced Video Shows Mitch McConnell Supporting Witnesses In Bill Clinton Impeachment Trial: 'I Voted For Live Witnesses Myself'
Footage rediscovered by CNN shows Mitch McConnell explaining that he "voted for live witnesses" during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, a position he no longer takes in regard to the Trump impeachment trial.
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Kansas, KSU game ends in massive brawl after late block
A violent brawl broke out between in-state rivals Kansas and Kansas State toward the end of a basketball game Tuesday that was seemingly sparked by a late block. 
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Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park will become American Family Field in 2021
The Milwaukee Brewers' ballpark, which has been known as Miller Park since it opened in 2001, will be renamed American Family Field in 2021.       
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Lawyer for ex-ballet benefactor calls client’s lewd texts ‘obnoxious’
A lawyer for a New York City Ballet benefactor accused of sending lewd text messages about dancers admitted in court that his client sent the “uncouth,” “obnoxious,” “sexist” and “gruesome” texts — but said that doesn’t mean his client harmed his accuser. Jared Longhitano — a one-time member of the New York City Ballet’s Young...
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Senate blocks Democratic bids for evidence, witnesses in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected Democratic efforts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favorable to Trump.
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California man who killed family of 4 found in desert gets death sentence
Charles "Chase" Merritt was sentenced to die on Tuesday after being convicted of murdering an entire family and dumping their bodies in a shallow, Southern California grave in 2010. 
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Ex-Met coach Jim Riggleman backing Luis Rojas in manager search
Luis Rojas needed only one season on a major league bench to earn the respect of Mets players and co-workers. As the team moves to hire a manager for the second time this offseason, possibly within the next few days, the 38-year-old Rojas remains an intriguing candidate to club officials, according to industry sources. The...
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Wild brawl erupts at end of Kansas-Kansas State rivalry game
A massive brawl broke out at the end of the rivalry game at Allen Fieldhouse between Kansas and Kansas State.       
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Jeff Sessions: Democrats' impeachment mission is a taxpayer-funded 'political attack ad'
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Democrats are essentially producing a taxpayer-funded campaign ad by impeaching President Trump ahead of the November election.
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Almodóvar se confiesa ante el lanzamiento en Blu-ray de 'Dolor y gloria'
Habla Almodóvar habla sobre la cinta con dos nominaciones al Oscar
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Suspected Kansas City shooter could have been imprisoned on a previous gun charge. A gun law change set him free
The suspected gunman in the Kansas City bar shooting had previous firearm charges that could have sent him to prison, but legislators changing gun laws in 2017 kept him free.
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The suspected shooter in Kansas City could have been imprisoned on a previous gun charge. A change in Missouri gun laws set him free
Missouri legislators approved measures that permitted concealed weapons to be carried without a permit in 2017.
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Kansas-Kansas State melee includes stool-wielding player
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool, moments after the Jayhawks tried to dribble out the time on their 81-59 victory. Silvio De Sousa was stripped by the...
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A Cost and Benefit Analysis of the Death of Qasem Soleimani.
Was it worth it?
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GM's autonomous car company, Cruise, unveils Origin self-driving shuttle
Moving beyond the car with a car that can move around by itself.
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15-year-old smashing power-lifting records
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VA Senate votes to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day
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Officer suspended in Delonte West incident
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Pizza delivery driver shoots armed robbers
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Elizabeth Warren apela a las mujeres en la recta final de las elecciones primarias en Iowa
Elizabeth Warren, que ha sido constantemente perseguida por las dudas sobre su elegibilidad, está haciendo un atractivo de género más explícito en las últimas semanas antes de las asambleas electorales de Iowa
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Jonathan ‘Foodgod’ Cheban caught up in collapse of sketchy burger chain
Burgerim allegedly aggressively signed up inexperienced franchisees, abandoning them after they'd paid the franchising fees.
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Magic Johnson bids final farewell to ‘angel’ David Stern
Magic Johnson fought back tears Tuesday as he eulogized the man he referred to more than once as “my angel.” Johnson was one of several boldfaced NBA names — also including Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Yao Ming and others — to attend the Radio City Music Hall memorial service for longtime NBA commissioner...
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