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The Downfall of Canada’s Dreamy Boyfriend

For Americans, Justin Trudeau’s undoing has been swift. For Canadians, it has been a long time coming.
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Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts University of Michigan to Prohibit Undergrads From School-Related Travel to Hubei Province, China
Students who wanted to travel to other areas of the country had to show they were prepared to shelter in place in case China imposed travel restrictions.
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Arizona's ballot rules overturned on grounds they discriminate against minority voters
A federal appeals court struck down Arizona rules that ballots cast in the wrong precinct must be discarded and a state law that made it a crime for someone to deliver another person's ballot to a precinct.
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¿Qué causó el accidente dónde falleció Kobe Bryant?
Kobe Bryant, la leyenda del baloncesto de la NBA, tenía un helicóptero de nombre "Mamba Chopper", el cual salió del Aeropuerto John Wayne del Condado de Orange, a las 9:06 a.m. del domingo.
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How Netflix is winning more with less content
People walking by a billboard for Netflix’s The Witcher in Spain. | Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Netflix has about 50 percent fewer titles than it used to but more awards nominations than ever. There’s a lot less stuff on Netflix these days — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. New data shows that Netflix’s library is way smaller than it used to be, but the streaming service’s latest successes with original content suggest that its years-old strategy to move away from licensing content could finally be paying off. Netflix is facing a new level of competition with the recent launches of streaming services like Disney+ and Apple TV+, as well as HBO Max and Peacock coming this spring. However, Netflix has been anticipating this sort of thing for years and beefed up its spending on original content as a result. Now, hugely popular original shows like The Witcher and award-winning movies like The Irishman and Marriage Story serve as evidence that Netflix no longer needs a huge library to stand out from the crowd. (Indeed, huge libraries aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be, as Amazon Prime Video, which is nearly 10 times bigger than Netflix, shows.) Ten years ago, Netflix had a total of 7,285 TV and movie titles in the US, according to streaming service search engine Reelgood. Now it has 5,838. That’s down nearly 50 percent from a peak of about 11,000 titles in 2012, according to Reelgood’s database, but up from 2018, when it had a low of 5,158. Netflix told Recode it doesn’t comment on third-party numbers. The decline is part of a long-anticipated move by Netflix away from relying on other studios’ content and toward making its own. Netflix is making that transition as other content makers — namely Apple, Disney, NBC, and WarnerMedia — launch and grow their own streaming services. This influx of new services also coincides with Netflix paying higher and higher prices to license content, especially if it belongs to one of its new streaming competitors. Netflix could also be intentionally winnowing its selection as its vast troves of viewer data show it what people actually watch and what it can afford not to license. For years, content companies were happy to make extra money by licensing their old TV shows and movies to Netflix. What they hadn’t anticipated was how popular those old titles could make Netflix and the titles themselves. There’s even a term, the Netflix Effect, for when making shows available on Netflix would breathe new life into the show or generate more interest in the first place (like how AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad became much more popular after people found and binged them on the streaming site). We’ve also seen how crazy-expensive popular series like this can be. Netflix spent $100 million to hold on to Friends for just one year. Now that Friends is exclusive to WarnerMedia, Netflix is free to spend that money on its own original content that viewers won’t be able to watch on another platform. Netflix isn’t completely moving away from licensing content: It recently spent more than $500 million for the 180-episode catalog of Seinfeld. Still, Netflix now spends more than half its cash on originals, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Spencer Adam Neumann said on the latest earnings call. That’s up from nothing less than a decade ago. “The future of our business is mostly originals,” Neumann said. Producing original series and movies is usually much more expensive than licensing old content. That might explain why Netflix has generally dropped licensed titles faster than it gained new originals. But Netflix is betting it will be worth it in the long run as the company will own its content library and won’t have to negotiate increasingly expensive licensing deals. Meanwhile, if it can continue to produce shows with burgeoning fanbases with must-watch attitudes, Netflix stands to win and retain more subscribers. Executives on the call touted the success of recent originals like The Witcher, a fantasy series watched by a record 76 million people in its first week, as well as the company’s recent award nominations. “It’s exciting that we end up with being the most nominated studio at the Oscars this year with our films, but the most exciting thing is those films are all incredibly popular with our members as well,” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sees vying for awards as a virtuous cycle. “So you’ll see that if we further our reputation for doing well for content — sorry, for talent — by being one of the best in the world at winning awards for our talent, then the business benefit is that we will win deals that we wouldn’t have otherwise won for incredibly entertaining content,” Hastings said. Netflix’s subscriber base is growing in the US — although not as fast as expected, thanks to the spurt of competition. The subscriber base is growing more swiftly in international markets, where Netflix is also spending heavily on originals. Original TV series seem to be leading the charge. Since Netflix’s first original commission, House of Cards, debuted in 2013, the company has expanded the effort tremendously and now creates series in numerous genres and languages. Netflix has also cultivated massive franchises like Orange Is the New Black and Stranger Things. The streaming service has even picked up some transplants. Recently You, a show that premiered on Lifetime, released its latest season as a Netflix original, and Black Mirror, which used to be a British network show, had its fifth season on Netflix. The total number of TV titles on Netflix has quadrupled from 2010 to 2,108 currently, according to Reelgood. Meanwhile, the number of movie titles has plummeted. In fact, the slight resurgence in the number of overall titles on Netflix in the past two years is due exclusively to a growing number of TV shows on the streaming service. Netflix’s original TV shows have arguably been more successful than its movies, though that could be changing. In 2017, Netflix hired producer Scott Stuber to lead its original film division and is spending hundreds of millions on big-budget films. The company is also seeing great success in creating material that draws awards consideration. Netflix received 24 Oscar nominations this year — more than any other media company. This also marks the first time a streaming company led Academy Award nominations. On top of that, two Netflix films, The Irishman and Marriage Story, have been nominated for Best Picture. Netflix also recently signed a long-term lease on Manhattan’s famed Paris Theater as a way to demonstrate its commitment to prestige filmmaking and qualify for even more awards. However, as Netflix grows its library of originals, its library of non-Netflix content will continue to shrink. That might be bad news for fans of ’90s TV comedies. What really matters, though, is whether what’s left is worth watching.
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Joe Buck sees familiar tie with father, Jack, as he prepares for Super Bowl broadcast
Joe Buck, who will broadcast Super Bowl LIV with Troy Aikman, watches his dad, Jack, broadcast Super Bowl IV and is amazed at what has changed in 50 years.
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Super Bowl LIV: George Kittle reveals he's been playing through serious injury, pregame ritual
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle revealed Sunday he has been playing through games with a severe injury and what he usually does before games as a pregame ritual.
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Two more possible coronavirus patients being monitored in New York
Two more New Yorkers have been tested as possible coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Samples for nine people from the Empire State have been sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the outbreak began — with four coming back negative and five still pending. On Sunday, Cuomo had said...
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Can this program really sleep train your baby in a week?
The Owlet Dream Lab program claims it will have your baby sleeping through the night in just seven days. We put it to the test.       
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President Trump Remains Positive About Mideast Peace Deal After Meetings With Israeli Leaders
Palestinians haven't been consulted about it
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Female Entrepreneur Active in Tokyo and Uganda
APT Women aims to foster and educate fledgling global business leaders like Chizu Nakamoto.
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Giants hire Freddie Kitchens as tight ends coach
MIAMI — Freddie Kitchens is best known, at least recently, as the failed one-and-done head coach of the Browns, fired after going 6-10 this past season. He rose to hold that perch, however temporarily, based on his acumen as an offensive assistant. New Giants coach Joe Judge is tapping into that acumen. Kitchens is being...
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The Supreme Court Just Let Trump Revive a Nativist Immigration Ban
The court's conservatives greenlight another overreach without explanation.
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Amy Klobuchar asks for her ticket out of Iowa as she's hampered by impeachment
Amy Klobuchar ended her frenetic, 36-hour sprint across Iowa with a direct plea.
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Meadows: Republicans would face “political repercussions” for breaking with Trump during trial
In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Congressman Mark Meadows said there would be repercussions if Republicans break with President Donald Trump on impeachment. O’Donnell sat down with impeachment defense surrogates Representatives Meadows, Doug Collins, Elise Stefanik and Debbie Lesko.
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The best online tax software of 2020
TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer tax prep software: Which is best? We tested to find the winner.       
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Estas son las identidades de las víctimas que murieron junto a Kobe Bryant
Además de Gianna Bryant, revelan el nombre de las demás personas que perecieron en el fatal accidente aéreo
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Influencer’s selfie photo-bombed by penguins having sex
Penguins apparently have no shame. A social media influencer shared a truly unique beach selfie. While she held out her camera and put on her best smile, a pair of penguins took the opportunity to get frisky with each other. Steph Elswood took what she described as her “favorite selfie of all time” during a...
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2,600-year-old Egyptian cold case closed as scientists figure out death of ‘Takabuti’
That's one ancient cold case.
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Oprah says she wants to hear “both sides” of the American Dirt debate on appropriation
Oprah with American Dirt author Jeanine Cummins, plus Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil, on CBS This Morning. | CBS via Getty Images Oprah has faced backlash for lauding this novel about immigration and the US-Mexico border, written by a non-Mexican author. Now she wants to have a conversation. Less than a week after announcing that the highly controversial Mexican migrant novel American Dirt was the newest entry for her book club, Oprah is taking another look at her choice. In a video posted to Instagram on Sunday, Oprah declares that after an “outpouring of, may I say, very passionate opinions,” it’s become clear that American Dirt will require a “deeper, more substantive discussion” than she originally planned for. Now, rather than hold a standard discussion about the book, she plans to host a conversation with people “from all sides” of the issue to have an in-depth discussion about cultural appropriation and the question of “who gets to publish what stories.” Oprah makes a point of noting that when she first read American Dirt as a galley last summer, it “gutted” her. But as criticism began to pour in about the novel, starting in December and increasing in volume over the past two weeks, she struggled to understand what about it was so offensive to so many people. That reaction mirrors in miniature the response of the publishing industry at large to American Dirt. American Dirt, which is about a Mexican mother and son fleeing to the US to escape from violence, was a hugely buzzed-about book well before it published. It sold at auction for a seven-figure advance, earned plaudits from luminaries like Stephen King, John Grisham, and Sandra Cisneros, and received glowing early trade reviews. But over the past couple of months, many critics — especially Latinx critics and critics of color — have been increasingly scathing toward the book. Backlash has centered around its author, who is not of Mexican descent, and her book’s tendency to objectify and wallow in the pain of Mexican migrants without treating its characters as full human beings. In her review, Chicana writerMyriam Gurba called American Dirt “trauma porn that wears a social justice fig leaf.” Now, American Dirt has gone from being the presumed biggest novel of the season to a lightning rod for controversy — and Oprah has found herself in the middle of the conversation. View this post on Instagram It’s clear that we need to have a different kind of conversation about American Dirt and we welcome everyone’s thoughts and opinions in our community. #ReadWithUs A post shared by Oprah’s Book Club (@oprahsbookclub) on Jan 26, 2020 at 9:55am PST And as Oprah makes her plans for the Apple TV+ version of her vaunted book club, Latinx literary activists are continuing the debate, in what Brandon Loran Maxwell describes at the Daily Chela as the “birth of the new Chicano movement.” The immigrant youth group United We Dream has created a petition calling on Oprah to feature more Latinx and immigrant authors in her book club. On Twitter, the writers Roberto Lovato, David Bowles, and Myriam Gurba launched the hashtag #DignidadLiteraria, which encourages action both online and in real life. Llego la hora: #DignidadLiteraria call to politico-literary action pic.twitter.com/PXBMgC7t3n— Roberto Lovato (@robvato) January 26, 2020 “Our point was made,” Lovato tweeted, “but it’s time to pivot to something far more important than a single white woman who stole our stories: us, our voices, our power, our beauty, our histories, and our dignidad.”
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Virginia woman who killed West Virginia man found decapitated gets life in prison
A Virginia woman will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole for decapitating her boyfriend in 2018, prosecutors ruled Monday.
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Dee Rees on her Sundance return, adapting Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted'
Filmmaker Dee Rees adapts Joan Didion's novel with 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' crafting a paranoid political thriller starring Anne Hathaway that interrogates the character's own blind spots and assumptions.
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Oscar Meyer Wienermobile pulled over
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Coach suspended for praising Hitler's leadership
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Man with cerebral palsy gifted new scooter
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Two hurt in shooting at cigar lounge
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PD: Man shoots neighbor during argument over car
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Oh babies! Couple expecting quintuplets
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Artist working on mural to honor Kobe, daughter
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New Fox News Poll Shows Half of Americans Think Trump Should Be Removed From Office
Fifty percent of Americans surveyed by Fox News said Trump should be removed, with 44 percent responding "no" and 6 percent saying they are still undecided.
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The Smithsonian wanted a museum in London. Now it’ll be just a temporary exhibit.
Collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum has been steadily downgraded since plans were unveiled in 2015.
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Raskin: Giulliani is the house managers 'colorful distraction'
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Fatal crash hit Newport Beach hard: 5 other residents, not just Bryants, were victims
Kobe Bryant called Newport Beach his home. He raised his daughters here, was involved in local schools and youth sports and made friends at the neighborhood grocery and Starbucks.
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Alien planet is so hot it’s tearing itself apart
Since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, nearly 4,000 other planets have been discovered outside the solar system. The newly discovered KELT-9b is unlike any other planet to come before it, however. It’s so hot it’s tearing itself apart. Discovered with NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, KELT-9b has a mass three times that of Jupiter...
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Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi booked for Bellator 241 in March
A pair of welterweights looking to build on two-fight winning streaks will meet at Bellator 241.       Related StoriesRaymond Daniels only interested in fight with Michael Page if title on the lineJuan Archuleta: Win over Corrales at Bellator 238 made me featherweight tournament alternateScott Coker: Aaron Pico looked great at Bellator 238, but we'll stay cautious with matchmaking 
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MTA launches anti-hate crime ads to encourage riders to report
The MTA on Monday unveiled a new ad campaign encouraging riders to report hate crimes and other “bias-motivated” threats or graffiti. The announcement — amid a surge in bigoted transit crimes — came on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and just hours after NYPD arrested a man, for allegedly...
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The Trump team’s latest impeachment strategy: Trolling
If you don't have a case to make, at least you can infuriate your opponents.
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Wall Street tumbles as virus fuels economic worry
U.S. stocks suffered their worst day in over three months on Monday as China extended the Lunar New Year holiday due to a virus outbreak, fueling worries about the economic impact of containment efforts in the world's second largest economy.
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US military plane that crashed in Afghanistan: What we know
An Air Force statement has confirmed that the plane that crashed in Afghanistan Monday was a U.S. Air Force E-11A communications and electronic warfare plane. 
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Irina Shayk makes rare comments on Bradley Cooper breakup
"Life without B is new ground," Shayk said in a new interview.
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FDA to Purell: Stop claiming your hand sanitizers eliminate Ebola, MRSA & flu
The US Food and Drug Administration is giving the maker of Purell products a stern warning: Stop making unproven claims that over-the-counter hand sanitizers help eliminate Ebola, MRSA or the flu.
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GOP senator says Romney 'wants to appease the left by calling witnesses' in impeachment trial
Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler targeted her colleague GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Monday over the issue of witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial.
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Find your perfect lipstick in time for Valentine's Day
Red lipstick? For Valentine's Day? Groundbreaking.       
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El mundo del entretenimiento llora al 'Superhero' Kobe Bryant
El legendario ex jugador de los Lakers de Los Ángeles fue un ganador del Óscar y hasta un superhéroe de Marvel Comics
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Republicans call Bolton leak Kavanaugh ‘2.0,’ as publisher denies coordination
Republican defenders of President Trump on Monday likened the 11th-hour revelations that John Bolton's forthcoming book alleges a quid pro quo concerning the matter at the heart of impeachment to the bombshell allegations that surfaced near the end of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation proceedings -- as Bolton and his publishers adamantly denied coordinating with the media on the story. 
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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests Bernie Sanders wouldn’t stop his car to help an injured person
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was mocked on Monday for suggesting Bernie Sanders wouldn’t help someone injured on the side of the road.
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Kobe Bryant changed the game for dads in sports
Kobe made fatherhood look effortlessly cool and infinitely important.
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47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to rehabilitation facility
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Pup to compete in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XVI
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