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The Dining Room at the Met will take tomatoes to a creative new level

A lot of New Yorkers love tomatoes — especially shoppers who scour the city’s farmers’ markets this time of year looking for vine-ripened beauties. It’s those folks Michelin-starred chef John Fraser has in mind with the introduction of his tomato-centric menu to The Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he will be...
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‘I love you’: Terrified student texts mom during Santa Clarita shooting
As a teen gunman opened fire at a California high school on Thursday, a terrified classmate texted her mom a heartbreaking message to thank her and say she loved her, a report said. Cari Wright said her daughter texted her as the teen hid in the Saugus High School’s music library amid the gunfire, ABC...
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Whoopi Goldberg takes over Tao Downtown for 64th birthday
Goldberg’s family and friends took over DJ responsibilities for the night.
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Oil rises on hopes for OPEC supply curbs, new optimism on U.S.-China trade deal
Oil prices posted early gains as OPEC's outlook for oil demand next year fueled hopes that the producer group and its associates will keep a lid on supply when they meet to discuss policy on output next month.
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Statue of Sully, service dog for late George H.W. Bush, to be unveiled next month
A bronze, life-sized statue of Sully, the service dog for the late President George H.W. Bush, will be dedicated to his presidential library in Texas next month.
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Oil edges lower on U.S. crude stockpiles, record production
Oil prices eased on Thursday as U.S. crude futures were pressured by a build in domestic inventories and record production, but losses were limited by forecasts from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for a lower-than-expected oil surplus.
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Joe Biden rages over school shootings as he holds his first 2020 rally in California
Joe Biden raged at the gun lobby, congressional Republicans and President Trump as he spoke about the deadly Saugus High School shooting. Biden held his first rally in California since he joined the 2020 presidential race.
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Carmelo Anthony, Trail Blazers Reportedly Agree to Non-Guaranteed Contract
Ten-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony reportedly agreed to terms on a new deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news. The deal is non-guaranteed ...
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Jets believe ‘reliable’ Jamison Crowder’s worth every penny
Jamison Crowder’s total contract with the Jets is worth about 13 times more than he earned with the Redskins. And, even as Crowder says he approached his first big-money season with a new team no differently than he did his first four as an under-appreciated fourth-round draft pick, the Jets are feeling anything but regret....
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: "Barnstormers for Pete" aim to boost Buttigieg's 2020 run
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is rising in early state polls just as a new group of supporters emerges with the hopes of boosting his presidential bid. Sarah Ewall-Wice joins CBSN to discuss the "Barnstormers for Pete" in this edition of 2020 Daily Trail Markers.
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Donald Trump Jr. may have bulk-purchased his own book to juice sales
The New York Times listed the book with a dagger next to it, indicating a large portion of the sales came from bulk orders.
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The GOP can only win with a pro-worker, pro-family agenda
Undying conventional wisdom holds that a growing nonwhite population means the GOP is doomed to become a regional rump party, never to win the presidency again. The 2016 election should have shattered this myth, but the consultants are back at it: The solution, they insist, is to return to the party’s pre-Trump consensus: pushing what’s...
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Antitrust investigation of Google reportedly expands to Android
Tonight CNBC reports that an ongoing antitrust investigation of Google undertaken by 50 attorneys general is expanding. While it started by looking into Google's advertising business, it has apparently, as expected, expanded its scope to include sear...
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Labour pledges universal broadband and nationwide fibre, will renationalise the farcical, terrible BT Openreach
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have pledged universal, free broadband and a nationwide fibre buildout by 2030 if elected; they plan to renationalise parts of BT and tax Big Tech to pay for the fibre rollout. BT under private ownership has been a catastrophe, especially the privatised, spun-out installation business Openreach, whose bureaucratic incompetence, arrogance, hostility and sheer, pig-headed idiocy make them seem like something out of a poorest-quality farce comedy. Labour proposes to re-nationalise this embarrassment of a company and make it pull its fucking socks up for literally the first time since it was privatised. Boris Johnson's Conservatives have pledged a £5b fibre rollout; Labour has priced the rollout at a much more realistic £30b (BT estimates the cost at £40b, but they also estimated my broadband speed at 20mbps and rarely delivered 5). I am a member of the Labour Party and a proud donor to Jeremy Corbyn's campaign. The plan includes nationalising parts of BT - namely its digital network arm Openreach - to create a UK-wide network owned by the government. "We're putting the money in and therefore we should own the benefit as well," said the shadow chancellor. He said the roll-out would begin with communities that have the worst broadband access, followed by towns and smaller centres, and then by areas that are currently well served. A Labour government would compensate shareholders by issuing government bonds. He said Labour had taken legal advice, including ensuring pension funds with investments in BT are not left out of pocket. Read the rest
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Jets right to give Sam Darnold-Adam Gase combo a second season
It might not have been a popular decision with fans, but the announcement by Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson that Adam Gase would return as the head coach next year was applauded by quarterback Sam Darnold. What else would you expect? In the midst of this 2-7 season, if one thing has been clear...
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At least 2 dead and several injured in school shooting
CBS News' Marin Austin joins CBSN’s "Red & Blue" to provide an update on the deadly school shooting in Southern California.
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11/14/19: Red and Blue
Pelosi: 'I say it's perfectly wrong, it's bribery'; Louisiana's Gubernatorial runoff race deadlocked
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Feds probing Giuliani on possible campaign finance, lobbying violations
President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being probed by federal investigators for possible campaign finance violations and allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent, a report said Thursday. The investigators may also be probing whether or not Giuliani made illegal bribes to foreign officials, according to Bloomberg News. On Oct. 10, two associates...
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U.S. and China 'getting close' to trade deal: White House economic adviser
The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war.
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De Blasio’s latest lefty brainstorm: churro zones in subway stations
On Thursday, the state-subsidized Metropolitan Transportation Authority held its monthly board meeting, and it was nothing but bad news: a $700 million deficit has ballooned by another half-billion dollars. You’d think the mayor and his would-be successor, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, would be proposing constructive solutions — but instead they’re pushing … food vending...
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Trump just petitioned the Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from federal prosecutors, in a test of separation-of-powers
Associated Press President Donald Trump's personal lawyers filed a petition to the Supreme Court, setting up a potential showdown between the two branches of government and putting the "separation-of-powers" precedent to the test. The filing lists Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as the respondent; Vance is attempting to enforce a grand jury subpoena to obtain eight years of Trump's tax records. The petition, which was obtained by The Washington Post, argues that Trump is protected under "presidential immunity." Vance has rejected the president's claim to immunity in the investigation, saying that the president is attempting to "invent and enforce a new presidential 'tax return privilege.'" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to shield his tax returns from investigation by federal prosecutors. Trump's personal lawyers filed a petition to the Supreme Court, setting up a potential showdown between the two branches of government.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:What to watch for in the blockbuster Trump impeachment hearingsThe Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the fate of 700,000 'Dreamers'. Here's everything you need to know about the DACA program hanging in limbo.How the Kennedy assassination totally transformed presidential cars, from an open-top Lincoln Continental to the heavily-armored 'Beast' used by Trump and ObamaSEE ALSO: A decade of tax records show Trump's businesses lost more than $1 billion between 1985 and 1994
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Immortals Gaming Club sells its Houston Outlaws Overwatch team to Beasley Media Group
Los Angeles-based Immortals Gaming Club said it has sold its Houston Outlaws Overwatch League franchise team to the media company Beasley Media Group.
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Lili Reinhart on Why She’s So Excited for People to See a Different Side of Her in Chemical Hearts
Watching Lili Reinhart is watching a star on the rise. She not only stars in the hit CW show Riverdale — now in its fourth season — but also appeared in 2019’s hit film Hustlers, acting alongside the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B and fellow TIME 100 Next honoree Keke Palmer. So…
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GOP and Democrats have completely given up on the national debt
“I am suspending my race for the presidency,” Mark Sanford, who you might have not known was running, ­announced Wednesday — “because impeachment has made my goal of making the debt, deficit and spending issue a part of this presidential debate impossible right now.” To which one might respond: What’s impeachment got to do with...
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Yankees facing a new Clint Frazier trade value reality
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If he didn’t generate quite as much conversation as electronic sign-stealing at this week’s general managers’ meetings, Clint Frazier probably would appreciate that the topic of his name — his value on the trade market, specifically — doesn’t lack for anonymous takes. Anonymous and if not quite unanimous, then consistently centering around...
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Trump heads back to Louisiana to boost GOP gubernatorial candidate amid Dems' impeachment inquiry
President Trump is testing the strength of his political influence in the face of Washington’s impeachment drama, as he headlines a rally in Louisiana on Thursday night to try to oust the state’s governor, a Democrat.
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'Horrifying': California school shooting shatters a safe haven
"I think it's becoming more and more the norm. And it's horrifying for us," says the community's former congresswoman — who attended the school.
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Lebanon's Safadi emerges as PM choice for three parties
Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new government at a time of acute economic crisis.
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Video: Kristaps Porzingis Greeted with Loud Boos by Knicks Fans in MSG Return
New York Knicks fans did not welcome Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis back to Madison Square Garden with open arms Thursday...
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Life sentence for SC school shooter, 17, who killed 1st-grade student
A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina after killing his father in their home was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole.
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Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on what scares him most about the upcoming U.S. presidential election
Alex Stamos rose to fame as the former chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanford’s Internet Observatory, where he’s immersed in teaching and research safe tech — and understands better than most the threats that the U.S. is facing, particularly as we sail toward the next U.S. […]
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US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro
WASHINGTON  — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation’s military academies to play professional sports after they graduate, and delay their active-duty service. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get approval from the defense secretary, and it requires them...
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Chinese president calls for end to violence in Hong Kong as elderly man dies
Chinese President Xi Jinping has made his strongest remarks yet on the ongoing violent protests in Hong Kong, coming within hours of a 70-year-old man who was hit by a brick earlier in the week passing away.
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Turkish president isn't having it with Trump and his letters
Turkish leader returns Trump's "don't be a tough guy" letter. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a letter spurned.
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Space destroying black holes
Astronomers get clearest picture yet of these celestial enigmas
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Supermassive black hole ejects star from Milky Way Galaxy
Astronomers spotted the star just 29,000 light-years away from Earth — "practically next door by astronomical standards"
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Quiz of the week: Why did Drake cut short a headline set?
Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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South Korean grannies keeping a school alive
Facing a year without any first graders, a school in South Korea opened its doors to illiterate grandmothers.
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Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory
Amazon has revealed that it's formally challenging Pentagon's decision to award Microsoft the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. The project would modernize the agency's cloud infrastructure and would connect the different divisions within the agency,...
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Iran shows yet again why it can’t be trusted
If anyone still needs more proof that Iran can’t be trusted — and President Trump was right to pull out of the 2015 nuke deal with it — the International Atomic Energy Agency just provided some. The agency uncovered uranium particles at a location in Iran the regime had not declared as a nuclear-related site,...
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Envisioning black holes
Astronomers zero in on some of the most mystifying phenomena in the universe
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UPDATE 2-Court tosses Carl Icahn's lawsuit seeking Occidental acquisition records
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday.
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Nikki Haley: 'I do think we should always protect whistleblowers'
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that she believes "we should always protect whistleblowers," a notable departure from President Donald Trump and some congressional Republicans, who have called for the anonymous Ukraine whistleblower to be identified.
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This sure sounds like King Cuomo
Given the way Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses state agencies and commissions as his private political tools, allegations about his meddling in state Joint Commission on Public Ethics affairs ring all too true. Julia Garcia, a JCOPE member appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, says someone from Heastie’s staff told her Cuomo somehow knew how she...
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‘Lack of leadership’ led to Kansas college football player’s death: report
A 19-year-old Kansas college football player died of heatstroke after his team’s first practice of the season in 2018 because of “a striking lack of leadership,” according to a new report following an independent investigation. Braeden Bradforth, a 315-pound defensive lineman for the Garden City Community College, was found unconscious outside his dorm building after...
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Will the Angels Get Mike Trout the Help He Deserves After Another MVP Season?
Mike Trout has secured yet another American League MVP award. Now it's on the Los Angeles Angels to ensure his next one is more than just a consolation prize. It is indeed safe to assume there's another MVP in Trout's future...
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Jets' Sam Darnold: It Would Be 'Absolutely Amazing' for Adam Gase to Remain HC
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold would like to see Adam Gase return as head coach next season. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Darnold was excited about the possibility ...
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