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Trump campaign launching pro-life coalition to galvanize voters on abortion
President Trump's campaign will unveil a new pro-life coalition on Friday as part of its effort to drive pro-life voters to the polls in 2020, Fox News has exclusively learned.
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First openly bisexual Miss USA contestant speaks out
Rachel Slawson, Miss Utah USA, is the first openly bisexual contestant in the pageant's history. Her platform focuses on destigmatizing mental health issues.
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Elizabeth Warren confronted by Iowa dad over student loan plan, saying people paying for tuition would get 'screwed'
An angry father confronted Sen. Elizabeth Warren those who responsibly saved to pay for student loans themselves would get “screwed” under her student debt cancellation plan. 
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MLB Should Reinstate Pete Rose, Members of the 1919 White Sox After Lenient Punishment to Astros and Red Sox
Major League Baseball won't strip the Astros or Red Sox of the World Series titles, and players who took steroids are still eligible for the Hall of Fame. It's time to reexamine letting Pete Rose and certain members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox back in the fray.
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Father and son determined to help the homeless
John and Chase Hansen started Project Empathy to share a meal with someone, listen to their story and figure out how they can help.
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Ancient Egyptian mummy's voice replicated by British scientists
A mummified Egyptian priest has come to life, sort of, some 3,000 years after his death through the mimicking of his voice. 
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Review: 'Elsewhere' has indie spirit but lacks precision
Aden Young stars in "Elsewhere" as a widower who connects with the new tenant after his former in-laws evict him from the seaside cottage he once shared with his wife.
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Elton John, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel and more to preform at Oscars
The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards.
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Trump impone récord presidencial de mayor cantidad de tuits
El presidente Donald Trump impuso el miércoles un récord presidencial por la actividad registrada en su red social predilecta, tuiteando y retuiteando exhaustivamente sobre el juicio político en su contra que se desarrolla en el Senado, de los demócratas que quieren reemplazarlo y de mucho, mucho más.
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Two of four FISA warrants against Carter Page declared invalid
The Justice Department has declared invalid two of the four surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said Thursday.
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Virginia man charged with murdering stepdaughter want to subpoena Gov. Northam, her ex-doctor
Defense attorneys for a Virginia man accused of murdering his adopted stepdaughter are requesting a subpoena for Gov. Ralph Northam, (D-Va.), who was the victim's doctor and prescribed anti-depressants to her just two months before she went missing. 
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'Mean Girls' the musical movie is coming, will complete Tina Fey's 'Marvel Universe'
"Mean Girls" the musical is coming to the big screen, bringing back Tina Fey's beloved characters again.       
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Three U.S. firefighters killed in Australia air crash were on a California-based tanker
Firefighters in Australia and the Western United States mourn the deaths of three Americans who died battling Australian wildfires.
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Trump says ‘great’ Mideast peace plan coming before Netanyahu visit
President Trump says his administration’s Mideast peace plan will be released in days. Trump told reporters Thursday on Air Force One that the proposal would be released before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Tuesday. “Probably we’ll release it a little bit prior to that,” Trump said. “I’d love to be...
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Democrats accuse Trump of abuse of power as impeachment trial continues
On the second day of the impeachment trial, Democrats are drilling down on the details, accusing President Trump of abuse of power. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Dierks Bentley steps back in time with Hot Country Knights
The '90s are back, along with mullets and acid-washed jeans. Country star Dierks Bentley talks about working on a debut record for his '90s country band, the Hot Country Knights. (Jan. 23)       
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Decoding the polls: Sanders surging and more takeaways from the newest numbers
The Vermont senator is enjoying possibly his best week of polling at just the right time in the 2020 race.
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The new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood will make a dog out of you
It's a dog's life on the new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Secret Life of Pets
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The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight
The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Thursday, January 24, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Gutfeld on Joe Lockhart’s phony conversation
The last three years of panic have been brought on by the media believing they can read minds.
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Adam Schiff Says Putin is Thanking God No One Is Accusing Russia of U.S. Election Interference Thanks to Trump
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is thanking God that U.S. election interference suspicion has been deflected away from Russia and onto Ukraine due to the actions of President Donald Trump at the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday.
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Officials believe they've found the 'Pillowcase Rapist.' The suspect was building a 'dungeon' beneath his home, officials say
Authorities believe a Florida man arrested last weekend is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of notorious South Florida assaults that took place in the 1980s, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
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Detroit man sues bank for not taking checks
A black Air Force veteran who tried to deposit settlement checks from a discrimination lawsuit was rejected by his suburban Detroit bank, which suspected fraud and called police (Jan. 23)      
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James Corden fans are 'shook' after finding out he doesn't drive during 'Carpool Karaoke'
Fans of James Corden and his segment 'Carpool Karaoke' were shocked after learning Corden doesn't actually drive the car during production.        
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Fabolous recalls dissing, subsequently apologizing to Beyoncé and Solange
The line ‘If you could have Beyoncé, would you take Solange" didn't go over well with the Knowles sisters.
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House Democrat Uses Fox News Poll to Argue Trump Wanted Biden Probe to Help His Reelection Campaign in Senate Impeachment Trial
"And then on July 25th, after years of not caring what the vice president did, does President Trump ask for an investigation into his formidable political rival in the 2020 election."
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House Democrats Try to Convince Senate Republicans Trump Comprised National Security — To No Avail
“I have news for everybody,” Mick Mulvaney told the world on Oct. 17, weeks after House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. “Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy.” In pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival last July, Mulvaney argued, Trump was doing nothing…
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Mike Florio suggests 49ers should ‘send a message’ to Patrick Mahomes
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio made controversial comments Wednesday while laying out a scenario for stopping Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl 2020. “I wanna be careful here because I’m not suggesting that [the 49ers] try to knock [Mahomes] out of the game,” Florio qualified on PFT Live. “But at a certain point, you...
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Taylor Swift shows a raw look at her life in 'Miss Americana' trailer
Netflix's "Miss Americana" takes a look at Taylor Swift during a transformational time in her life as she harnesses the full power of her voice.        
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Get ready to hear a lot more about comedian Yassir Lester
You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot of Yassir Lester in the next few months (and beyond). The writer/comedian/performer makes his animated debut Feb. 16 on Fox’s comedy “Duncanville” — opposite Amy Poehler, Ty Burrell and Rashida Jones — and returns in mid-March as Yassir X on Don Cheadle’s Showtime comedy “Black Monday.” (He also...
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1st stage of Huawei exec extradition hearing ends
A Canadian judge said Thursday she will announce her decision at a later date after she ended the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the United States. (Jan. 23)      
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Corey Johnson rips DOE over discipline woes at Queens school
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson demanded Thursday that Department of Education boss Richard Carranza take action at a troubled Queens school after a spate of ugly incidents and parent complaints in recent weeks. “No student should be subjected to harassment or violence at their school,” he said. “I urge the chancellor and DOE to immediately...
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Senate GOP uses Trump's executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas
A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump's threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case against subpoenas sought by Democrats for key witnesses and documents, a development that could bolster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of a swift end to the impeachment trial.
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1 in 3 GOPers think Trump did something illegal. But...
One in three Republican voters (32%) in a new Pew national poll say that Donald Trump "probably" or "definitely" did something illegal either while running for president or during his first three years in office.
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1 in 3 Republicans think Trump did something illegal. But...
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House Democrats are using Lindsey Graham’s own words to rebut the president’s defense
Sen. Lindsey Graham, then a House member, served as a manager during former President Bill Clinton’s 1999 impeachment trial. | Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images In 1999, he directly contradicted a core plank of Trump’s current defense. House Democrats, on the second day of their opening arguments at the Senate impeachment trial, used a familiar face to make their case against President Donald Trump. In a 1999 video clip played on the Senate floor, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close ally of the president, can be seen directly contradicting a core plank of Trump’s current defense. So far, Trump’s counsel has argued that his actions do not constitute a crime or a violation of the law, and as such, do not meet the threshold that’s needed for impeachment. This reasoning is flawed for a variety of reasons, as Vox’s Ian Millhiser has explained, and it appears Graham once agreed. In a clip introduced by House impeachment manager Jerry Nadler, Graham is seen explaining — during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in 1999 — why an abuse of power by the president qualifies as a “high crime and misdemeanor.” “What’s a high crime?” Graham says in the video. “It doesn’t even have to be a crime. It’s just when you start using your office and you’re acting in a way that hurts people, you’ve committed a high crime.” The two articles of impeachment passed by the House last December charge Trump with abuse of power in his alleged efforts to obtain political favors in exchange for military aid to Ukraine, and obstruction of Congress. As Millhiser wrote, Trump counsel’s pushback on these charges isn’t exactly backed by legal experts or existing precedent: There are two problems with this argument. One is that Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine into opening a political investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden likely violates at least one federal criminal statute. More importantly, it does not matter whether Trump’s actions were criminal — they still may form the basis of an impeachment. Yes, the Constitution states that public officials may only be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but that phrase had an expansive meaning when it was written into the Constitution. As Justice Joseph Story explained in 1833, “there are many offences, purely political, which have been held to be within the reach of parliamentary impeachments, not one of which is, in the slightest manner, alluded to in the statute books.” And Nadler, for much of his Thursday remarks hammered on this exact point, citing testimony from numerous legal scholars including Jonathan Turley, an expert witness called by House Republicans last year. “Everyone except President Trump and his lawyers agree that presidents can be impeached for abuse of power,” Nadler emphasized. Everyone, it seems, including Graham’s younger self.
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Rep. Steve Scalise: Trump impeachment is a shameless Democratic abuse of power
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rushed impeachment through the House on the thinnest and most nakedly partisan basis in history. Now she’s regretting it.
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Trump impeachment trial TV audience drops 19% on second day
About 8.9 million TV viewers watched the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the first day Democrats laid out their case against the president, marking a significant drop from the roughly 11 million viewers who watched on Tuesday, according to Nielsen ratings data.
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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for $50M in damages, alleging defamation
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Chris Cuomo rips 'Trumpers' for attacking 'kid' Greta Thunberg, critics remind him of Sandmann settlement
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was quick to defend climate activist Greta Thunberg from "Trumpers" who mocked her on Thursday but was quickly reminded about the settlement his network recently made with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann.
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Florida Supreme Court Gives Itself the Power to Shred Liberal Precedent, Starting With Death Penalty Limits
Everything is up for grabs.
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Greg Gutfeld: Senate impeachment trial has been 'a three-day campaign ad against Trump'
Greg Gutfeld gave his assessment of the Senate impeachment trial on "The Five" Thursday, saying the proceedings have served at a tool to harm President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
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OnPolitics: You guessed it. We have more impeachment news
It should come as no surprise that day 2 of Democrats making their impeachment case will be our primary topic for today's OnPolitics newsletter.        
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Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos violated bond conditions by stopping at her memorial, prosecutors say
Fotis Dulos, who is charged with killing his estranged wife, violated the conditions of his bond by stopping at a memorial near his home, where he removed items, prosecutors said.
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Commentary: The impeachment trial tests the American attention span. Failure is not an option
As President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate rolls on, the cable-access aesthetic makes it hard to focus. But doing so is essential for democracy.
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Monarch butterfly population at critically low levels
Fewer than 30,000 monarch butterflies are spending the winter in California — putting the migration at risk of collapsing.
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Playwright Bess Wohl Arrives on Broadway With 'Grand Horizons'
Everything seems to be coming together for playwright Bess Wohl with three New York productions, culminating with her Broadway debut.
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