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UK PM Johnson says: don't expect Brexit breakthrough in New York

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cautioned against the likelihood of making a Brexit breakthrough at talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Senate Impeachment Trial Schedule and What Comes Next as White House, Democrats Prepare Arguments
Over the weekend, House impeachment managers and the president's defense team will draft briefs that will lay out each side's argument.
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Liverpool soccer stars participate in baptism: 'I am still speechless'
Brazilian soccer goalie Alisson Becker broke down in tears as he joined and watched his Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino for his Christian baptism.
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Justin Timberlake leaves flirty comment on Jessica Biel’s pic after scandal
He was caught holding hands with his "Palmer" co-star Alisha Wainwright.
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Buzzers and Burner Accounts: Inside Baseball Twitter's Wild Astros Sign-Stealing Saga
Tweets from a now-deleted Twitter account spread through fans, players and baseball media alike with shocking new allegations.
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What is Norovirus? Yosemite National Park Outbreak Strickens Nearly 200 People
On Thursday, the Yosemite National Park reported that 170 people had experienced a gastrointestinal illness, and two of them have been confirmed to be a norovirus.
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Man Designs Special Vehicle Device to Prevent Squishing Crabs During 'Spectacular' Migration
The annual crab migration takes place on Christmas Island—an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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Trump accuses Dems of using impeachment trial to hurt Sanders campaign
The president is suggesting Nancy Pelosi orchestrated the timing of the trial to give Joe Biden a boost.
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Paighton Houston death: Police hunt for convicted rapist accused of burying body
Authorities are hunting a convicted rapist accused of burying the body of Paighton Houston -- the Alabama woman whose remains were discovered in a shallow grave.
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Pigeon spotted wearing tiny sombrero — after pigeon in cowboy hat dies
RENO, Nev. — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird Wednesday, saying it’s quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is the first known sighting of...
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'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore' Artist Guide: Radiant Skills, Special Performances & More
Defeat Mirages to earn resources to learn new skills in "Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore." Master Radiant Skills, Special Performances and more using this guide.
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Musician brings joy to boy living life in pain
The smile on this boy's face when he sees Michael Franti sing his song on stage is truly priceless. Special thanks to Michael Franti & Spearhead, Horizon Therapeutics, EB Research Partnership and Sing Me a Story Foundation who made this moment possible for John Hudson and his family.        
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Steve-O wants Conor McGregor to beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 so Jorge Masvidal can get paid
Former "Jackass" star Steve-O is rooting for Conor McGregor at UFC 246 so Jorge Masvidal can get paid with a future fight.       Related StoriesUFC 246 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)UFC 246 preview: Can Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone for first win in three years?Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman still talk trash, but interest in potential fight differs 
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Trump takes the next step in Judy Shelton's nomination to Federal Reserve board
President Donald Trump on Thursday officially nominated two picks to the Federal Reserve Board, including conservative scholar Judy Shelton, nearly seven months after first announcing his plans to fill the central banks' last two remaining board seats.
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Puerto Rico Governor: I hope Trump's support is coming
Hundreds of buildings in Puerto Rico's second-largest city, Ponce, are damaged and officials in the area are worried the buildings will collapse if aftershocks continue to terrorize the city. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
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This Week’s Baseball Insanity Is the Perfect Scandal for Our Age
And baseball is suddenly more riveting than it's been in years
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Ava DuVernay advocates for 'balanced' Hollywood amid another Oscars diversity disappointment
Director Ava DuVernay, who has been at the center of the Oscars diversity conversation for years, says Hollywood needs to be "balanced" to fix awards.        
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George Lucas meets, tenderly cradles Baby Yoda for ‘Stars Wars’ fans
The legendary pair brought all the feels to social media.
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Who is Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin?
Few knew the name Mikhail Mishustin until this week. Now he's the second most powerful politician in Russia.
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Iran's Khamenei backs military in rare sermon after plane disaster, unrest
Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of protests on the streets.
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Walmart issues apology to Paul Walker's family after backlash from insensitive tweet
Walmart issued an apology to the late actor Paul Walker’s "family, friends and fans" after users found a tweet from the chain’s official Twitter account to be insensitive. 
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Man jailed after climbing Egyptian pyramid for social media stunt
A social media influencer scaled the pyramids of Giza as a stunt to raise money for Australia. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy says he spent five days in jail.      
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PETA calls out Conor McGregor, 'Cowboy' Cerrone over python jacket
It looks like PETA wants to enter the octagon with Conor McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone this weekend.
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NY Democrats want to ban sale of single-use cigarette filters known as ‘butts’
Democratic lawmakers want to ban the sale of single-use cigarette filters, commonly known as “butts,” in the state’s latest effort to rein in the tobacco industry.
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Sanitize your phone in just 5 minutes with the PhoneSoap Pro
It can be hard to properly disinfect phones and items like earbuds and keys. But with the PhoneSoap Pro, you can give them a thorough sanitization in just five minutes. The technology behind it: powerful UV-C lights.
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Dinosaur extinction was 'all about the asteroid,' casting doubt about volcano's impact, new study says
Several studies have suggested a volcano eruption played a greater role in the extinction of the dinosaurs than the asteroid that crashed into modern-day Mexico. A new study is hoping to end the debate, suggesting "it was all about the asteroid."
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Missing Polish farmer believed to have been eaten by his own pigs
Polish investigators fear a pig farmer may have been devoured by his own livestock after a neighbor discovered bones on the property.
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'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE' Switch Battle Guide: Basics, Characters & Skills to Win
Learn how to perform Sessions and traverse the Idolosphere without fear using our "Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE" Switch battle guide.
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If 2020 candidates 'poo-poo' everything they'll 'turn voters off': Democratic strategist
2020 Democratic presidential candidates face a challenge when it comes to criticizing President Donald Trump, as new polling shows a solid majority of Americans believe that he's doing a good job handling the U.S. economy.  However, when it comes to other issues it gets a bit murkier. 
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American Foreign Policy Is Creating Global 'Turmoil,' Russian Foreign Minister Says
Sergey Lavrov accused Washington and its allies of trying to establish a new world order "based on rules they created themselves."
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Barack Obama shares adorable birthday message to Michelle Obama
It's Michelle Obama's 56th birthday, so of course, one of the first to honor her on her big day was her hubby Barack Obama.        
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Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish and Lizzo face off, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande return
Here are the answers to all your burning Grammys 2020 questions, including who's performing, who's hosting and how to watch the awards show.       
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Who is Harry Harris?
From his role as the top US military officer overseeing operations in Asia to the US ambassador to South Korea, here's what you need to know about Harry Harris.
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Bruce Willis rocks high-fashion Pizza Rat sweater
The "Die Hard" star's knitwear is a nod to the carb-loving subway rodent that captured the hearts of New Yorkers back in 2015.
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Gergen: Trump brought in big-leaguers for legal team
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen reacts to the news that President Trump is bringing Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Robert Ray to his legal team as his impeachment trial looms.
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Target's new activewear brand will have you hitting the gym in style
From supportive sports bras to cozy leggings with pockets, Target's new brand All in Motion is here for all your trendy activewear neeeds.
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Trump inked a deal with China. California is still sorting out the implications
The trade deal inked Wednesday doesn't do much to clear up that complexity, or relieve the impact of tariffs on California businesses and consumers.
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It's time for snow tubing and sledding. Where to go in SoCal and beyond
Snow is one of the winter perks that's materializing this season in the local mountains.
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Plane slides off taxiway in icy Kansas City
A Delta Airlines plane slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport Friday morning due to icy conditions that also have closed schools and government offices. (Jan. 17)       
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Panel of South Carolina black voters give their take on Democratic race
A group of black Democratic voters from South Carolina shared their thoughts on the 2020 Democratic field with CNN ahead of the state's primary in late February.
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Heavily Pregnant Woman Shot in Abdomen in Michigan Parking Lot Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Girl
Clinton Township Police are still searching for a male suspect who shot at the 31-year-old as she walked to her car.
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Dallas Mavericks reach jersey patch deal with Chime worth 'just under eight figures'
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells USA TODAY the franchise's partnership with Chime, a digital banking company, is "a perfect fit."       
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Mike Bloomberg’s ad spend strategy is kind of working
Michael Bloomberg and Stephen Colbert sip on giant sodas on the Tonight Show in January 2020, in a reference to Bloomberg’s attempt to ban extra-large sugary beverages while mayor of New York City. | Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images Bloomberg momentum-ish, explained. Michael Bloomberg momentum isn’t exactly happening — but it’s not not happening, either. The billionaire philanthropist and former New York City mayor has been gradually ticking upward in state and national polls since launching his presidential bid in November. A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows him in fifth place with about 6.6 percent support nationally, just behind former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, at 7.2 percent. Recent polls out of Wisconsin, Florida, and North Carolina show Bloomberg in mid-to-high single digits. One poll out this week shows Bloomberg with a 7-point edge in a head-to-head match-up with President Donald Trump in Michigan, better than former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and Buttigieg. And a national Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday evening showed Bloomberg ahead of Buttigieg. While Bloomberg isn’t a top-tier candidate, he’s also outperforming a lot of the candidates have been for the race for much longer than him, or who have already dropped out. And he’s doing it with an unconventional approach: He’s skipping campaigning in the first four primary states, focusing instead on Super Tuesday (when multiple states vote) and beyond, and inundating television airwaves with ads, for which he’s paying millions upon millions of dollars of his own money. “I think we have to acknowledge that we’re in kind of uncharted territory here,” said Kyle Kondik, a veteran pollster and managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. “While I’m not going to sit here and tell you that there is some big groundswell of support for Michael Bloomberg out there, he is ticking up a little bit.” “The gobs of money he’s spending on advertising is certainly having some effect,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Mary Snow. “He is trailing the frontrunner in our national poll, which is Joe Biden, but if you put it in context, he’s not far behind Pete Buttigieg in our national poll, and he is doing better than some of the other candidates who have been campaigning for a good part of 2019.” Bloomberg isn’t really a contender for the nomination at this point, and it’s not clear if he’ll ever get there. Moreover, many candidates aren’t yet spending a lot of time or money on later states, and it’s not clear whether Bloomberg’s support will hold once that changes, or once voting begins. But he does appear to be registering with voters. The question is, where does he go from here? You (probably) can’t buy the presidency, but you can buy yourself your way to some good polls Bloomberg’s campaign strategy hinges on one thing: money. He’s got a lot of it — by Forbes’s estimation, nearly $60 billion) — and he’s willing to spend it on his entirely self-funded campaign. “For Democratic operatives, it’s like the New Deal,” said Kondik. Bloomberg’s campaign now totals about 1,000 staffers across nearly three dozen states. He has signaled he’ll keep the operation up and running through November, whoever the Democratic nominee is. The former mayor isn’t going to be on the debate stage because he’s not accepting donations and the Democratic National Committee has an individual donor threshold (on the night of the January debate, he appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert). But he is hitting the campaign trail, often in states that generally don’t get a lot of attention until later in the primary season, if at all. He’s not leading the field in endorsements, but he has the backing of multiple mayors across the country and just picked up his first congressional endorser. He’s also got Judge Judy in his corner, and on the campaign trail with him. View this post on Instagram I love our country too much to sit on the sidelines when there is so much at stake. Thanks for your support, and for joining me and Judge Judy Sheindlin on the campaign trail in Texas yesterday. A post shared by Mike Bloomberg (@mikebloomberg) on Jan 12, 2020 at 9:01am PST But perhaps the most notable thing that Bloomberg is doing with his money is spending it on ads. According to Politico, he has spent more than $200 million on television advertising already, and data from Democratic consultancy Bully Pulpit Interactive indicates he has spent more than $26 million on Facebook and Google ads since launching his campaign. Bloomberg and Trump both plan to air multi-million-dollar ads during the Super Bowl. In other words, if you feel like you’ve seen a lot of Bloomberg ads lately, it’s because you probably have. All that spending hasn’t catapulted him to the top of the field, but it’s helped. Michigan State political scientist Matt Grossmann noted that beyond Bloomberg’s bump in the polls, his favorability and unfavorability numbers have improved, and he’s doing better in head-to-head matchups with Trump. “That’s quite a bit of movement,” he said. Tom Steyer, another billionaire and former financier in the race, is testing out the same ad carpet bomb strategy as Bloomberg, and showing that it can be at least moderately effective. Two polls out of early states Nevada and South Carolina, where Steyer has been bombarding the airwaves, got him onto the debate stage in January. “You can really show that, despite what people say, they are affected by political advertising,” Grossman said. It’s still going to be a while before we see how this works Because Bloomberg isn’t even trying to play in the early states, we won’t know whether his unconventional strategy works until March, or even April. The last major candidate to try skipping early states was another former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, in 2008. And that wasn’t successful. Hanna Trudo at the Daily Beast recently reported that despite his enormous ad spend, Bloomberg may not be on track to get a single delegate on Super Tuesday. Under the DNC’s primary rules, candidates have to get 15 percent of the vote statewide or 15 percent by any congressional district in order to pick up delegates, and Bloomberg isn’t there yet. “Depending on how February goes, maybe he would stand to capitalize if the race is really muddy, but I think it would be wrong to say that there’s been some big surge for Bloomberg, particularly because he has essentially unchallenged control of the political airwaves in much of the country, but the results aren’t particularly dramatic,” Kondik said. Would it have been different if Bloomberg jumped into the race earlier? It’s impossible to know, though Steyer’s performance shows that there may be some limitations to this ad wave strategy, no matter how long you’re on the air. Also, Bloomberg isn’t generating the free media many other competitors in the race are getting, so his own ad dollars only get him so far. (Though his team’s odd Twitter tactics during the January debate turned some heads.) Test your political knowledge:SPOT THE MEATBALL THAT LOOKS LIKE MIKE. pic.twitter.com/CkzdgwpzdI— Team Bloomberg (@Mike2020) January 15, 2020 We also don’t know what will happen if Bloomberg starts to go negative on other candidates — besides, of course, Trump. He has been able to make at least a moderate difference in his own polling numbers with positive advertising. Could he make a dent in another Democrat’s support if he starts to run ads against them? “ “The [Bloomberg] campaign so far has been overwhelmingly positive in comparison to other campaigns,” Grossmann said. “If you start spending that much money on nationwide anti-Sanders advertising, for example, that could have a big impact, even if it does not help Michael Bloomberg. But they’ve shown no sign that they’re doing that.” One person who’s taking note of Bloomberg — and his ad spend — is apparently President Trump, who fired off a tweet about it on Friday morning. Mini Mike Bloomberg ads are purposely wrong - A vanity project for him to get into the game. Nobody in many years has done for the USA what I have done for the USA, including the greatest economy in history, rebuilding our military, biggest ever tax & regulation cuts, & 2nd A!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020
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Llegan los anillos olímpicos a Tokio
Ingresaron en una balsa a la bahía de la ciudad anfitriona y allí permanecerán hasta el final de los Juegos
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What would life in Canada look like for Harry and Meghan?
Prince Harry reportedly hopes to join his wife and son in Canada, where many understand the couple's desire to get away from Britain's relentless tabloids.
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CC Sabathia keeps getting angrier over Astros cheating: ‘Don’t give a f–k’
The more details emerge from the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, the angrier CC Sabathia gets. The retired southpaw let loose in a recent podcast, spewing a series of curses. The cheating saga from the 2017 postseason, when the Astros beat the Yankees in a seven-game ALCS, has tainted their World Series crown to him. “Forever in...
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U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more
Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of States special representative to Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.
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WATCH: 'Will This Kill My Career?' Actor Laurence Fox Come Out as Pro-Trump!
Meet your new favourite actor Laurence Fox, currently trending on Twitter because of his shocking appearance on BBC's Question Time last night.
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