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'The mystery must be resolved': what befell Swede who saved Hungarian Jews?

Raoul Wallenberg is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Jews but his descendants do not know how, when or why he died

Seventy-five years after the amateur Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg embarked on his desperate mission to rescue Budapest’s Jews, his descendants still do not know how, when or why he died.

This week, they are travelling to Stockholm to demand the government finally does a bit more to help them find out.

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Titans’ Logan Ryan on playing for Joe Judge, free agency, Tyreek Hill rebuttal
Titans cornerback Logan Ryan, a Voorhees, N.J., native and former Rutgers star, huddles with Steve Serby before Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Chiefs. Q: You’ve had a career year. What are your thoughts on your upcoming free agency? A: Excited. I’m part of a player rep here, and players have fought for free agency,...
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DeAndre Jordan injury forcing Nets to get ‘creative’
DeAndre Jordan will not need surgery for his dislocated middle finger and is expected to be reevaluated next week. Jordan did not return following the first half of Wednesday’s 117-106 loss at Philadelphia after having his finger reset on the sidelines. The big man previously suffered a right knee contusion in the loss to the...
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Florida Woman Fined $53,000 for Feeding Alligators and Vultures Behind House
And that wasn't the only wildlife drawn to her property by her nightly feedings.
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In spite of this week's storm, Northern California's seasonal precipitation remains below normal
Precipitation in key Northern California watersheds continues to hover below normal, even after a recent cold storm dropped heavy snow
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Cuomo: Trump believes power should be abused
CNN's Chris Cuomo takes a closer look at President Trump's views on corruption.
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Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense.
Ringer CEO and founder Bill Simmons at a Vanity Fair conference in 2015 | Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Spotify thinks podcasting could be really big. Bill Simmons built a podcast empire, and now he could cash in. Last year, Spotify made a splash when it bought a series of podcasting companies. Now it may be at it again: The company is in conversations to buy The Ringer, the podcast-centric startup founded by sports media entrepreneur Bill Simmons. Spotify, which spent about $400 million in 2019 by acquiring three podcasting companies — Gimlet Media, Anchor FM, and Parcast — has had talks with Simmons that date back at least as far as October 2019, according to people familiar with discussions. It’s not clear how advanced the talks are now; Spotify may also be interested in buying other podcast companies. If a Spotify-Ringer deal happens, it would signal that Spotify thinks the podcast deals it did last year were money well-spent, and that podcasting will be an important part of the music company’s future. What it wouldn’t indicate is what would happen to The Ringers’ popular sports and culture podcasts, which are currently available for free on every platform, including Apple’s dominant Podcast app. It’s a decent bet, though, that Spotify would at least be interested in getting Simmons’ group to create more Spotify-exclusive podcasts, like the “Hottest Take” series it started making for Spotify last September. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the talks. Reps for Spotify and The Ringer declined to comment; Simmons hasn’t responded to a request for comment. (Vox Media, which owns Recode, has a commercial relationship with The Ringer.) There’s some basic logic to a would-be deal: Last year Spotify announced that podcasting would become an important part of its business, and it has been making moves to both push its own, exclusive podcasts, as well as to promote podcasts in general. And while The Ringer has a web publishing operation, and has made forays into videos and TV shows, the bulk of its revenue comes from podcasting. Last year, the Journal reported that the company was generating more than $15 million a year from podcasts. Simmons has been immersed in podcasting since 2007, when he was a rising star at Disney’s ESPN unit. After ESPN let him go in 2015, Simmons started his own site. HBO initially backed the site, and it also hired him to create a short-lived TV show he hosted, along with other programming. Simmons has never disclosed if he has other investors. Simmons has talked about selling his company before. Last year he discussed a sale with AT&T’s WarnerMedia, proposing a price around $100 million, according to a source familiar with discussions. WarnerMedia was already working with Simmons via its HBO unit; it also owns Turner, the TV network that owns Bleacher Report, a digital sports publisher it acquired in 2012. Talks between WarnerMedia and Simmons stopped before news that Spotify was buying Gimlet broke. Since Spotify embarked on its podcast buying spree, lots of podcast-related businesses have imagined that their value has increased, so it’s quite possible that Simmons feel the same. Spotify has said it wants to invest in podcasts for several reasons. It thinks Spotify users who listen to podcasts are more likely to pay for a premium version of Spotify, and less likely to stop using the service. Spotify also wants to use podcasting to build up its advertising business; earlier this month, it announced plans to provide ad targeting for podcast advertisers using Spotify listeners’ demographics and behavior. That’s the data marketers already use for standard Web ads — using the same tech that tells advertisers whether you looked at slippers on Zappos, or which website you visited before you got to Vox.com — but hasn’t been widely available for podcast advertisers. If it delivers, the conventional ad business believes, a lot more ad dollars would come into the industry. Podcasting is growing fast, but it is still a niche business compared to the rest of the ad world. Last year, Edison Research estimated that 32 percent of the people in the US over age 12 — that’s 90 million people — listened to a podcast each month. That’s up from 11 percent a decade ago. But advertisers usually take a while to follow users. Podcasting advertising is supposed to generate more than $860 million this year and $1 billion in 2021. But the rest of digital advertising brings in well more than $107 billion in the US. And Spotify believes it can get better economics from podcasting than it does from the music labels who are responsible for the overwhelming majority of its business. Eventually - and theoretically — if podcasting becomes big enough — Spotify’s overall margins could improve, and that could convince Wall Street that Spotify is more valuable. Up until now, Apple has dominated podcasting, primarily because of the popularity of its iOS operating system, which features a built-in podcasting app. But while Apple’s media chief Eddy Cue, who likes Simmons, would likely be unhappy to see Spotify lock up his company and podcasts in an exclusive deal — if that’s what it ended up doing — I would be surprised if he made a counter-offer. That’s because Apple executives say they don’t view podcasting as a business and aren’t likely to change their perspective soon: Right now, podcasting is overwhelmingly an ad-based business that’s free to users. And Apple does very little in the ad business, and has staked out a pro-privacy, anti-ad targeting position. Unless Apple’s theology changes — which is very unlikely — or consumers show a willingness to pay for podcasts, instead of listening to free, ad-supported ones, Apple is unlikely to think podcasting will be a business it wants to participate in. That said, Apple has been expanding its modest podcasting team (Apple recently hired a Vox Media employee who specialized in podcast promotion), and wants to promote podcast consumption on its platform. Apple has also talked to podcast companies about making a handful of exclusive podcasts, but so far those seem limited to companion podcasts for other Apple projects, like its Apple TV shows. Worth noting: The Spotify-Ringer talks are happening at the same time that sports media startup Barstool Sports may be sold to Penn National, a regional gambling company. Probably coincidental: Both The Ringer and Barstool are led by men who started blogging about Boston sports.
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Charlie Hurt: 'Dyed-in-the-wool Communist' Bernie Sanders getting played by the Democratic Party bosses
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is once again getting the short end of the stick from Democratic Party leaders, Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt said Friday on "Hannity."
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Ex-con hedgie Boaz Manor charged in $30M bitcoin fraud scheme
A convicted hedge-fund swindler assumed a fake name and donned a disguise to lure investors into a $30 million bitcoin fraud in New York that spanned two years, the feds alleged on Friday. Boaz Manor — a 46-year-old entrepreneur who got a four-year prison sentence in Canada in 2010 after misappropriating more than $100 million...
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Elliott: Nathan Chen, Alysia Liu look to take safe route to World Championship berths
Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu probably won't need to push themselves too hard in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to make it to the World Championships.
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Anti-abortion group announces $52 million budget to reelect Trump and anti-abortion Senate majority
A major anti-abortion group announced on Friday a $52 million budget in battleground states to reelect President Donald Trump and an anti-abortion Senate majority in 2020.
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Alleged serial bank robber sprung by New York bail law turns himself in
An alleged serial bank robber in New York whose repeated heists cast light on a new bail-reform law unexpectedly turned himself into authorities Friday.
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NYC congestion pricing tolls must be set in public, says open government expert
The board that will recommend congestion pricing tolls to enter Midtown must deliberate in public and not behind closed doors, the state Committee on Open Government has ruled. The MTA last fall claimed the Traffic Mobility Review Board is not covered by the Open Meetings Law, and therefore its meetings are not open to the...
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Charlie Hunnam would ‘star opposite’ Meghan Markle if the roles were ‘good’ for the both of them
If Meghan Markle ever decides to return to acting, she might already have a co-star. 
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CDC: Season’s Flu Vaccine ‘Mismatch’ for Main Strain Hitting Children
The flu season is far from over, yet a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states this season’s vaccine for the flu strain primarily affecting children is only a 58 percent match.
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Sean Hannity: Lev Parnas feeds into Democrats' 'psychotic anti-Trump rage'
Sean Hannity took on Democrats agains Friday night, criticizing their efforts before next week's likely Senate trial.
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Amsterdam to Buy Debts of Young Adults In Order to Help Them Get Jobs and Pursue Higher Education
A program is expected to start in February in Amsterdam which will purchase the debts of young people and help them obtain higher education and employment.
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A timeline of Oprah Winfrey's involvement with the Russell Simmons documentary
When Oprah Winfrey signed on to produce a documentary about Russell Simmons' accusers, no one expected what would transpire. Here's a timeline of those events.
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State Democrats stay the course on bail reform law despite outrage
The state’s new bail law is emptying out the city’s jails and putting unrepentant inmates back on the streets, but officials appear loathe to roll back any of the reforms. Department of Correction statistics show there were a total of 5,569 people in city jails on Thursday, a 19% drop from the 6,877 counted on...
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'Babylon Bee' CEO: 'How funny is it that CNN is coming after us for spreading disinformation?'
The CEO of The Babylon Bee, a popular self-described "Christian News Satire" website that often pokes fun at political figures, responded Friday to liberal media critics who want it out of business.
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Electoral College Members Are Bound by Their State's Popular Vote
Two cases, brought by electors in Colorado and Washington, will be heard to determine a verdict.
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Secret to the Lakers' success in the first half of the season is hardly a secret
From players on the roster to their coaches and observers, there is a general consensus about this Lakers team. They really like each other.
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Dershowitz plays down role on Trump impeachment team
Dershowitz said he will serve in a “limited” capacity and will not be a part of the president’s tactical strategic team.
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Dr. Drew on California homeless crisis: 'What does the body count need to be before they will change their rhetoric?'
Dr. Drew Pinsky told Fox News Friday that the government of California isn't doing enough to combat mental illness and other health problems brought on by the ongoing homeless crisis in that state.
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Dershowitz: 'Abuse of Power' 'Is Not an Impeachable Offense'
On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who will be part of President Trump’s impeachment legal team, argued that “abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense.” Dershowitz began by stating that
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Titans vs. Chiefs y Packers vs. 49ers: ¿Dónde ver las finales de la Conferencia en la NFL?
Tres de los cuatro equipos hasta ahora sobrevivientes –Green Bay, San Francisco y Tennessee– están en un partido de Campeonato luego de no haber alcanzado la postemporada la temporada pasada
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Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for first debate after primary voting starts
The Democratic National Committee announced criteria for the first debate after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a pathway to the stage based on delegate pledges.
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Trump's circus of defense lawyers
Before today, I didn't think it was possible to feel sorry for White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Remember he's quarterbacked the unprecedented stonewalling of the Congressional impeachment process by refusing to turn over documents despite legitimate subpoenas. He has enforced the President's edict to deny Congress witnesses, again despite congressional subpoenas.
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Trump's circus of defense lawyers
The President is deliberately creating a circus show bringing back some of the best acts from the last three decades. It seems he hopes to entertain his supporters, rather than defend his conduct, writes Joe Lockhart.
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Power up your tech with Anker's unique power strips
For years, Anker's been keeping people's tech fully charged, wired and wirelessly. But you may not know that it has a line of power strips, too. We'll look at three of its premier strips: the PowerPort Cube, PowerPort Strip PD 2 Mini and PowerPort Strip 3.
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Trump assembles his impeachment legal team; School arranges son's early graduation for father
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Feds bust DEA investigator who was allegedly hunting for minors online
A DEA diversion investigator is facing federal charges for sending photos of his genitals to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old — and trying to pressure the agent to reciprocate. “Let me see yours,” Frederick Scheinin wrote the undercover via an encrypted chat app last month, after sending the officer a photo of his...
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Why Americans Supported Prohibition 100 Years Ago
Temperance crusaders weren’t crackpots. They were fighting the business of making money off addiction.
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Rickie Fowler dominates at PGA West in rare California desert appearance
Rickie Fowler usually skips out on the PGA West tour stop, but after his performance Friday he might be wise to become a regular.
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California voters may not see Michael Bloomberg's financial disclosure until after 2020 primary
Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg gets an extension on his financial disclosure until late March, well after more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday.
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House Democrats release Parnas documents showing contact with Nunes aide
House Democrats released another batch of documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas on Friday, including messages that showed Parnas was in contact with a staffer for House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
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MSNBC's Matthews: Trump Is Like a Movie Character-Hitler Trashing Generals
On Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews likened President Donald Trump to a ”Hitler” character in a movie "trashing the generals."
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Vancouver Introduces World's First Opioid Vending Machine In Attempt to Curb Overdose Deaths
The world's first biometric opioid vending machine was recently launched in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an attempt to reduce overdose deaths.
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Sanitize hard-to-clean items in just 10 minutes with the HomeSoap
When was the last time you cleaned your TV remote? That may seem like a strange question, but we rarely, if ever, disinfect our household items and tech. The HomeSoap makes the process quick and easy by sanitizing anything you can fit inside it in just 10 minutes. It does so by neutralizing common harmful microorganisms with UV-C light.
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Grammy insiders say Deborah Dugan ousted over bombshell memo she sent to HR
“Is the Recording Academy trying to shut up people who want to speak about their experience?"
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FBI official expresses 'fair sense of worry' over Monday's pro-gun rally in Richmond
Federal authorities arrested a number of suspected neo-Nazis around the country this week out of concern that they were planning violent acts at Monday's pro-gun rally in Richmond, Virginia, a senior FBI official said Friday.
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Sign, edit and annotate almost any document with PDF Expert
Computers provide ways to open and read a PDF, but they don't provide much more than that when it comes to that format. If you want to do practically anything else, you'll need a more advanced PDF reader. And that's where PDF Expert comes in.
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'Flaco' Tena, DT Chivas: 'No voy a pedir más jugadores, así estamos bien'
Aunque perdió al volante Víctor Guzmán por un resultado positivo en un control antidopaje, Chivas se abstendrá de buscarle un reemplazo en el mercado de fichajes, anunció el entrenador Luis Fernando Tena.
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‘Brick Man’ is NYC’s newest bail-reform poster boy
There’s another bail-reform poster boy in town — and cops call him the Brick Man! Ex-con Anthony Manson, who earned his nickname by allegedly using a brick in smash-and-grabs, has been busted three times in a recent string of burglaries across Brooklyn and Manhattan — and released each time, The Post has learned. Manson, 50,...
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Sexism? Cronyism? Mismanagement? After sudden ouster of Grammys chief, spin and finger-pointing begin
The Recording Academy places President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave with the Grammy Awards fast approaching. Insiders trade accusations.
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Bernie Sanders Tied With Joe Biden in Democratic Race Nationally and Among African American Community, Polls Say
Senator Bernie Sanders has risen to the top in recent polls, tying with frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in popularity with both registered voters nationally and the African American community specifically.
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Microsoft says it will go carbon negative by 2030
The tech giant says it plans to eliminate its carbon footprint by pledging to go "carbon negative" in the next decade. CNN's Anna Stewart reports.
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Brasileña Gadelha quería pelear a pesar de que mexicana Grasso estaba en sobrepeso
LAS VEGAS.- La brasileña Claudia Gadelha dijo que estaba dispuesta a pelear el sábado por la noche a pesar de que su rival, la mexicana Alexa Grasso, dio 5.5 libras de más el viernes por la mañana en el pesaje oficial de UFC 246.
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Exclusive — Pence Says Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats: ‘The Real Verdict Will Be in the Fall of 2020’
Pence told Breitbart News he thinks the rush by the House to impeach Trump, and the upcoming U.S. Senate trial, are backfiring on Democrats politically because of their weak case against the president.
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