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Stunning images reveal whale narrowly missing boat during breach

Incredible images show a humpback whale breaching from the Pacific Ocean and narrowly missing a fishing boat Monterey Bay, Calif., before returning to the sea.
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Rita Walters, a fierce advocate for equality and trailblazing elected official, dies at 89
Rita Walters advocated fiercely for equality through school integration and hiring practices, first as a member of the L.A. school board and then on the L.A. City Council
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Paul Felder, Dan Hooker on weight; UFC on ESPN+ 26 main event official
There were no issues on the scale for headliners Paul Felder and Dan Hooker ahead of their UFC Auckland clash.        Related StoriesJalin Turner, the UFC's Spider-Man, plans to rebuild his arachnids collection that once reached 200Dana White speaks at Donald Trump rally in Colorado: 'We gotta win this election again'MMA Junkie Radio #3028: Previewing Wilder-Fury 2, trio of UFC and Bellator events, more 
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Sol Wisenberg: Roger Stone case revealed AG Barr and his people viewed as 'occupying force' by some inside DOJ
Federal prosecutors' initial recommendation of a nine-year prison sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone -- who instead received a 40-month sentence Thursday -- was "draconian," former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg said Thursday night.
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Nets get a big boost from veteran bench players
PHILADELPHIA — The Nets came out of Christmas break by dropping their first seven games. Their starters returned from an All-Star break that was twice as long and got humbled by the 76ers, looking uninterested and unprepared. The Nets, who lost 112-104 in overtime to the Sixers on Thursday night, handed Philadelphia a 20-4 lead,...
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The most interesting takeaways from how 2020 candidates spent their money in January
The January spending figures are officially in — and the 2020 presidential candidates spent a lot.
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South Korea Begins Locking Down City With Coronavirus Outbreak Linked to Church
Health authorities reported 52 new cases of the illness, raising South Korea's total to 156
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Democratic contenders plead for cash after draining their accounts
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4 burning questions heading into Bellator Dublin
MMA Junkie's Simon Head picks out four key storylines to follow through Bellator's first Euro series event of the year.       Related StoriesLeah McCourt admits unexpected Bellator Dublin headliner 'a bit surreal,' but she's composedAaron Chalmers expects 'gritty fight' at Bellator Europe 7, plans to 'blow the roof off' DublinMMA Junkie Radio #3028: Previewing Wilder-Fury 2, trio of UFC and Bellator events, more 
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Russia, Germany, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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What to watch on Friday: ‘Gentefied’ premieres on Netflix
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 | “The Last Thing He Wanted” premieres on Netflix.
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Trump says he’s considering Rep. Douglas A. Collins for permanent DNI post
The appointment could help Georgia Republicans avoid an intraparty fight this year over the Senate seat now held by Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), a strong Trump loyalist during impeachment.
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BOJ's Kuroda says watching with 'grave concern' as virus hits Asian economies
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he was watching the coronavirus impact on the economy with "grave concern," in a nod to the growing toll the epidemic is taking on manufacturing activity and exports across Asia.
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Bodycam footage shows cops exchange shots with anti-Semitic Jersey City attackers
Newly released bodycam footage of the shootout between police and two anti-Semitic attackers who killed several people at a Jersey City kosher grocery store last year shows the tense moments after an officer fires several shots toward the suspects. The footage, one of seven videos obtained by the Associated Press, captures part of the chaotic...
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2020 Democratic contenders plead for cash after draining their accounts
Facing a big-spending billionaire, Democratic presidential contenders lean into the money race -- even if that means opening the door to super PACs.
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James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?'
Former FBI Director James Comey responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday by posting a GIF of Mariah Carey with the caption, "Why are you so obsessed with me?"
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The rise of the '50 Shades' defense in murder trials
British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in woodland after a Tinder date in New Zealand. Her attacker claimed she died in an "sex game gone wrong," amid a rise in what's become known as the "50 Shades" defense.
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The rise of the '50 Shades' defense in murder trials
British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018.
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Gerry Cooney talks ‘Great White Hope’ burden, Wilder-Fury pick
LAS VEGAS — Gerry Cooney is glad to hear Tyson Fury wants no part of any racial talk about his heavyweight championship fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night after having gone through what he did in 1982 before his title fight with Larry Holmes. Cooney was cast as “The Great White Hope” by promoters...
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Photos of the Week: Ghost Ship, Greek Spring, Naked Festival
Dog catchers in Cairo, luge championships in Russia, flooding in parts of England, a crash at the Daytona 500, London Fashion Week, heavy rains in Australia, continued fighting in Syria, demining in Colombia, Carnival in Venice, and much more.
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Mike Bloomberg Blasts Bernie Sanders Over Gun Voting Record, Says 'NRA Put Him In Congress'
The gun control record of Senator Bernie Sanders was heavily criticized by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg in a series of tweets on Thursday night.
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China's Hubei revises Thursday's tally of new coronavirus cases upward
China's central province of Hubei said on Friday it has revised the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday upward to 631 from 411 after including cases in the province's prison system.
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Man dies in alleged ax attack after 'road rage' incident near school
A 24-year-old man was killed by an ax-wielding group near a primary school in Australia, as parents picked up their children on Thursday, according to CNN affiliate Seven News.
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President Trump Can Expect a Warm Welcome on His India Trip. Other U.S. Leaders Saw Chillier Relations
The history of U.S. presidential visits tracks the ups and downs in the U.S.-India relationship
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Jim Duquette on Astros hate and what could derail the Yankees
SiriusXM analyst and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about the Astros hate, Red Sox doubts and the one thing the Yankees cannot afford. Q: Are you surprised at how outspoken players have been against the Astros? A: Pleasantly surprised. This is the first time something like his has happened...
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Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979
Convicted murderer Nicholas Todd Sutton was executed in Tennessee’s electric chair Thursday night, marking the fifth time the state has used that method of execution since 2018, according to reports.
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China finds spike in coronavirus cases in jails, officials fired
The new coronavirus has infected 234 people in two prisons outside the province at the center of the epidemic and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday.
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Expansion draft looming over Rangers’ trade-deadline plan
RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s difficult to project where the Rangers are going to stand after the expansion draft for the new Seattle franchise takes place following next season. There will be some roster resolution once Monday’s trade deadline passes, but that will only slightly clear up what is now a very murky picture. Rest assured,...
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Together forever: Mother and daughter who died in crash buried in same casket
Carrie McCaw, 44, and her 12-year-old daughter, Kacey, were on their way to a volleyball tournament when a pickup truck hit their minivan head-on.        
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Dems race to avoid going broke before Super Tuesday
Apart from Bernie and the billionaires, the Democratic presidential field is hurting for cash.
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Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates
Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Colorado Springs, offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment. (Feb. 21)       
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Novel coronavirus deaths top 2,200
Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea.
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China's Hubei province revises up coronavirus toll, adds 220 cases
China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 in the country, revised up its total number of confirmed infection cases by 220 to account for cases in the province's prison system.
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Donald Trump rips 'Parasite' over historic Oscar wins
During a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump bemoaned this year's Academy Award winner for best picture "Parasite," because it's a South Korean film. "Parasite" was the first foreign language movie to win best picture at the Academy Awards. It also won awards for directing and original screenplay.
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Ahead of Combate Americas title defense, Rafa Garcia reflects on Mexicali street fighting origins
It was a long road to becoming Combate Americas' first lightweight champion.        Related Stories4 burning questions heading into Bellator DublinAlabama House committee approves bill named for Aniah BlanchardJalin Turner, the UFC's Spider-Man, plans to rebuild his arachnids collection that once reached 200 
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Pelosi: Trump politicized intel community after Russia election briefing
Her remarks came after the New York Times reported that the House Intelligence Committee received a that Russia planned to interfere in the 2020 elections.
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More of Trump's chaos vs. Sanders' radical change?
The latest in President Donald Trump's chaos: The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump edged out his acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, because Maguire briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill about Russian meddling in the 2020 election. Reminder: Maguire took over the intelligence post last summer, just as the Ukraine scandal was erupting. At the time Trump called the longtime Navy SEAL an "excellent" choice. Now he's been replaced by Trump's ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who has no intelligence experience.
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You can now preorder the Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra
The long-awaited Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra are finally available for preorder. You can preorder any of the new S20s as of 12:01 a.m. EST Feb. 21, starting at $999.99 for the standard S20, $1,199.99 for the S20+ and $1,399.99 for the S20 Ultra.
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America's Russia nightmare is back
It's happening again. America is blundering into a new Russia election-meddling hall of mirrors that's already doing Moscow's work: tearing fresh political divides and threatening to again tarnish democracy's most sacred moment, a national election.
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America's Russia nightmare is back
• Russia trying to help Trump win in 2020, lawmakers told • Republican senators give Trump's pick for intel chief a tepid response
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Ask Amy: ‘Shefault’ parent wants to rebalance home life
Her husband needs wake-up calls and a coordinator for his parental involvement.
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Miss Manners: Boyfriend is doubly rude to waitress
He thinks a patronizing name and an inquiry about the tip are perfectly acceptable.
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Hints From Heloise: To beat the winter blahs, get moving
Planning a trip or simply getting out of the house can help with seasonal depression.
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Carolyn Hax: Mom sets parameters for her son’s college fund to an extreme degree
He probably won’t be going to a university, so why not let him use the money wisely?
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Elizabeth Warren Opens CNN Town Hall by Reading a Proposed Contract Freeing Women From Bloomberg's NDAs
"I thought I would make this easy," said Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a CNN Town Hall Thursday before she read from a release form she wrote that would free people from nondisclosure agreements they signed with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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California prisoner confesses to killing two incarcerated child molesters
CORCORAN, Calif. — A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the...
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Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets
Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs.
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University at Albany students face heat for throwing coronavirus-themed party
College students at the University at Albany may face disciplinary action for hosting an off-campus coronavirus-themed party last weekend, the university said Thursday. Video of the gathering temporarily posted to the Barstool Albany Instagram account showed a bucket of iced Corona beers next to a person wearing a surgical mask, according to WGY News Radio....
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Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
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