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Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.
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‘Bagel Boss Guy’ Chris Morgan is on the mend a week after stroke
“Bagel Boss Guy” Chris Morgan is on the mend one week after he suffered a debilitating stroke outside a Long Island deli, his manager said. But Morgan, who remains hospitalized, is still unable to move the left side of his body, said his manager Bill Shannon. Shannon on Wednesday was briefed by Morgan’s father on...
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The Department of Justice says a Chicago gang leader was radicalized by ISIS
He is the purported leader of the "AHK Street Gang," a gang in the Chicago area that traffics various narcotics throughout the city region, including heroin and cocaine, according to the Department of Justice.
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Drunk man allegedly groped woman on plane in front of his young son
A man drunk on vodka and beer allegedly groped a woman on a flight from Denver to Miami while his young son was sitting next to him, federal authorities said. Victor Maksimov was sitting in the middle seat on the Oct. 27 flight with the unidentified woman to his right and his young son in...
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The Biggest Questions Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Needs to Answer
Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker promises to close the Skywalker Saga and answer many of our lingering questions from the decades-long series when it hits theaters on Dec. 20. That’s a lot for one movie to take on: the most recent Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, introduced more questions than…
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Oklahoma TE Grant Calcaterra Announces He's Retiring Because of Concussions
Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra announced Thursday that he is retiring from football after suffering numerous concussions, with the latest occurring during a midseason practice ...
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Alleged cybercriminal extradited from Ukraine for stealing millions from US financial accounts
While Ukraine has dominated impeachment talks in Washington this past week, an alleged cybercriminal operating in Ukraine who siphoned off millions from US financial accounts over an 8-year span has been extradited to the US to face federal charges. Vytautas Parfionovas, 32, a Lithuanian national, was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday on charges...
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U.S. Navy Presses On With Board Review Of SEAL Eddie Gallagher Despite Trump's Tweet
Gallagher was acquitted earlier this year of murdering an ISIS combatant in 2017 but convicted of a lesser crime. President Trump last week restored his rank, but did not pardon him.
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An Australian koala hospital raised more than $1 million to help rescue native animals injured in the devastating wildfires roaring across the country
An Australian koala hospital on Friday raised over $1 million to rescue and treat koalas injured in Australia's devastating wildfires.  Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, an animal rehabilitation center located along the Australian coastline north of Sydney, created a GoFundMe page in October and far surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $25,000.  "From the comments received, everyone wants to see the survival of this special animal," the campaign's organizers wrote.  Bushfires in Australia are very common, particularly in the hotter spring and summer months, though scientists have said that Australia's fire season is beginning earlier and becoming more extreme as a result of climate change. An Australian koala hospital on Friday raised over $1 million in order to save and rehabilitate animals injured in Australia's devastating bushfires that continue to rage across the country.  Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, an animal rehabilitation center located along the Australian coastline north of Sydney, created a GoFundMe page called "Help Thirsty Koalas Devastated by Recent Fires."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Video shows a heroic Australian woman brave raging flames to save a badly wounded, crying koala from a bushfireAn Australian woman nearly lost an eye and needed 25 stitches to her face after she was mauled by a kangaroo while walking her dog13 photos show Sydney under a blanket of smoke as bushfires continue to ravage the region
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Don’t tell Giants Mitch Trubisky is a struggling quarterback
If Mitch Trubisky wants to feel good about himself again, perhaps he should take a walk through the Giants locker room. The Bears quarterback has been a shell of the player he was last year, but his next opponent is largely refusing to buy into that notion. The Giants, with a 2-8 record and one...
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Bracing for Impeachment, White House and Republicans Weigh Contours of a Senate Trial
President Trump wants an aggressive defense, but White House officials and Republicans are divided over whether to aim for a brief process or a drawn-out spectacle.
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Ben Simmons Says 76ers' Chemistry Is 'Much Better' This Season Than in 2018-19
The Philadelphia 76ers believe they can make a deep playoff run this year, and one major reason is what's going on off the court. "The chemistry is much better," Ben Simmons said, per Zach Lowe of ESPN...
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Myles Garrett didn’t want Mason Rudolph slur allegation to be public
Myles Garrett isn’t backing down from his claim that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur, but that wasn’t meant to go public. The Browns defensive end, whose indefinite ban from the NFL was upheld on appeal Thursday, said he didn’t lose his temper without reason when he swung and slammed Rudolph’s helmet over...
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Two days later, Google Stadia founders finally have their access codes
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The launch of Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service has been an absolute mess, overpromising and underdelivering at every turn — but at least those gamers who put their faith in Google can actually play now. Google just tweeted that it has finally delivered access codes to everyone who purchased the $130 Stadia Founder’s Edition — some of whom were sitting around with useless Stadia gamepads, waiting for the ability to actually be a “Founder”, until today. Here’s the latest update: If you ordered and paid for Founder’s Edition, you should now have your Stadia access code.Pre-orders and access codes for Premiere Edition will start shipping early next week. Thanks for sticking with us!— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) November 22, 2019 As you... Continue reading…
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The 'Smooth Bernie' conspiracy theory, explained
We've had a year for conspiracy theories.  From the meme that spawned an alien-themed music festival just outside of Area 51 to suspicion surrounding Epstein's death, conspiracy theories have been at the forefront of internet culture. On Thursday, the hellish post-debate news cycle gave us Smooth Bernie.  Democratic candidates took to the debate stage for a fifth face-off on Wednesday night. Post-debate polling shows Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders both tied at the top, Emerson Polling reports.  But the real takeaway, according to conservative website The Washington Free Beacon, is that the Vermont senator looked "suspiciously smooth" during the debate. A Free Beacon article published Wednesday night questions whether Sanders went under the knife to get rid of his forehead wrinkles, pointing to a Getty photo taken during the debate that shows the 78-year-old with an unusually smooth brow. Read more...More about Bernie Sanders, Conspiracy Theories, Culture, and Web Culture
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Ben Simmons' NBA 2K20 3-Point Rating Jumps 12 Points After 1st Career Make
Ben Simmons hit a three last night. You may have heard about it a time or 267. It was worth exactly three points, one more than the two-point shots Simmons typically makes. It was also worth 12 points in the virtual world...
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UPDATE 2-U.S. charges Chinese national with stealing trade secrets -Justice Dept
A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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Coldplay not touring until they can make it green to do so
"Our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic — to have it largely solar-powered.”
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Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali
Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of Cali imposed a curfew from 7 p.m.
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Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Obama warns against ‘purity tests,’ urges Democrats to ‘chill out’
LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors during a question-and-answer session with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom...
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GOP senators gearing up for impeachment trial, may call on Hunter Biden
Senate Republicans plan to confront the growing likelihood of an impeachment trial of President Trump head-on, fighting allegations of a quid pro quo with Ukraine by calling a slew of witnesses that could potentially include Hunter Biden. A half-dozen GOP senators huddled with White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as the...
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Taj Gibson’s value to Mitchell Robinson, Knicks is easily apparent
On the way to a 15-0 run to open the third quarter in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Knicks new starting center Taj Gibson became an offensive beast. Known more as a defensive specialist, Gibson scored on three straight possessions — an 18-footer, a spinning, driving dunk past Joel Embiid and banging in a 3-pointer. The 34-year-old...
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Wat Misaka, first person of color to play in the NBA, dead at age 95
Wataru "Wat" Misaka was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947 and became the first non-white to play professional basketball.
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Former Baltimore mayor pleads guilty in corruption scheme
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion. Mike Hellgren of CBS Baltimore reports.
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The Democratic Candidates Are Moving to the Center
In Wednesday’s debate, political reality nudged them away from the left.
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Quiz of the week: What did Mourinho promise Spurs fans?
Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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City Councilman Brad Lander is a smug dirty-trickster
The Manhattan Institute, where I work, held a public event this week at a downtown venue. ­Titled “Rent Regulation in NYC,” the panel was exactly the sort of wonky C-SPAN-ready confab that it sounds like. Joining Howard Husock, our housing expert, were Ingrid Gould Ellen of New York University and Park Slope Councilman Brad Lander....
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Report: USA Gymnastics Didn't Ask Simone Biles If She Was Abused by Larry Nassar
An investigator working for USA Gymnastics never interviewed Simone Biles to inquire whether she was abused by Larry Nassar, the Wall Street Journal 's Louise Radnofsky reported (h/t Nancy Armour of USA Today )...
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Hanoi restaurant dishes up nostalgia
State-Run Food Shop #37, located in a Hanoi village, is a restaurant modeled after Vietnam's postwar period.
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The Jim Crow South? No, Long Island Today
An investigation reveals widespread housing discrimination against blacks and other minorities in New York’s suburbs, more than 50 years after the Fair Housing Act.
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The Revolt Against Populism
These days, the protesters are fighting for freedom.
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Will Google’s Changes to Political Ads Hurt Democrats or Republicans More?
Campaign ads on Google and YouTube will be less targeted—and maybe less creepy—now.
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu charged in 3 corruption cases
The indictment throws the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader's grip on power
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Brooklyn assemblywoman sought $100K in state funding for nonexistent ‘think tank’
The state lawmaker elected to replace a politician busted for stealing Superstorm Sandy money is in ethics trouble herself — after trying to score $100,000 for a group that doesn’t exist, The Post has learned. Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) tried to land the cash for the Southern Brooklyn Community Think Tank, which she promised to...
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Lions vs. Redskins Secondary Tickets at FedEx Field Listed as Low as $5
Football fans can watch the Washington Redskins host the Detroit Lions for the same cost as Kentucky Fried Chicken's $5 Fill-Up (plus fees) Sunday. Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today pointed out the news upon reviewing prices on Gametime's website ...
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Foreman, other construction bosses charged in Brooklyn worker death
Prosecutors are holding a construction foreman, an engineer and a group of other defendants and companies responsible for the death last year of a worker on Brooklyn construction site who was crushed in a wall collapse. Jiaxi “Jimmy” Liu and Wilson Garcia Jr., of Staten Island, and Paul Bailey of Pelham were arraigned on Thursday...
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Africa's top shots: 15-21 November 2019
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
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Crucial 2020 battleground weighs in on impeachment
CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich travels to the suburbs of Philadelphia to see how voters feel about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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Australia's Westpac hit by Goldman downgrade over money-laundering scandal
Goldman Sachs became the first major investment bank to cut its target price for Westpac Banking Corp on Friday as Australia's No.2 lender faces allegations of massive breaches of anti-money laundering laws and billions of dollars in fines.
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Here’s who’s likely to lead Iran if the ayatollah is deposed
The measure of a successful Iranian dynasty has always been simple: For 2 ¹/₂ millennia, Iranians have judged their kings good if the kings managed to keep good order. Siyasat, the Persian word for politics, originally meant simply this. By that yardstick, the current clerical “dynasty” has failed miserably. Witness the latest wave of popular unrest...
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Australian fund cuts Westpac bond exposure on money laundering allegations
An Australian bond fund has started to divest Westpac bonds following allegations by the country's financial crime regulator of money laundering compliance breaches, some of which related to financing child exploitation.
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The Impeachment Hearings Revealed a Lot — None of It Great for Trump
After two weeks of public testimony, Americans should have a good sense of why an impeachment inquiry was needed.
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Artificial eyes: How robots will see in the future
Laser scanning technology, Lidar, is getting cheaper and could be how machines see in the future.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud and breach of trust
Capping a three-year investigation, Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. CBS News' Nikole Killion reports.
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White House officials, GOP senators meet to discuss potential two-week Senate trial
White House officials and Republican senators have met to discuss the broad outlines of a Senate impeachment trial.
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These ‘tabletop ATMs’ could spell disaster for gamblers
A new ATM machine keeps gamblers at the table by providing chips instead of cash
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R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book
“Triggered,” published Nov. 5, topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.
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Wilson Ramos determined to improve after hearing ‘a lot of bad things’
Wilson Ramos expects to be the Mets starting catcher next year — including when Noah Syndergaard is on the mound. Ramos said he was pleased when general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said last week at the GM meetings that the 32-year-old was “our guy” as catcher. “I was happy with what he said,’’ Ramos said...
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