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U.S., Chinese trade deputies seen meeting Friday: U.S. Chamber CEO

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators are expected to meet on Friday, with senior negotiators likely to meet about a week and a half later, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said on Monday, citing a conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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Buttigieg interrupted at New Hampshire campaign stop by climate change activists
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was interrupted by noisy environmental activists during a New Hampshire campaign event Friday, prompting him to confront the sign-wielding rabble-rousers as they accused him of taking money from "fossil fuel billionaires." 
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Trump finds campaign foe in "Mini" Mike Bloomberg
Despite his seeming long-shot chances for the presidency, Bloomberg has become a favorite target for President Trump on Twitter
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Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant may have set their parents up on date
Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant played matchmakers to their mother and father respectively.
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Goldman Sachs CEO to DJ Sports Illustrated Super Bowl 2020 party
"We wanted to do something special, we previously had him at a private event and everyone loved him."
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Lawsuit demands Zuckerberg give up control of Facebook
Anti-trust suit by stalled rivals calls Facebook "one of the largest unlawful monopolies ever seen in the United States."
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Fans Call for Harry Styles to Boycott Pre-Super Bowl Event in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick
Styles will be the headline performer for the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl pre-party on January 31, but fans are urging him to back out of the performance.
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'You did it': Ed Orgeron calls LSU team 'players-driven program' during White House visit
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow presented President Donald Trump with a No. 45 LSU jersey and thanked him for hosting the 2019 National Championship team.       
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Coronavirus screenings to begin at LAX, SFO and JFK amid outbreak in China
Federal authorities in three U.S. airports will begin screening travelers arriving from Wuhan, China, for signs that they may be infected with a new coronavirus that is spreading in Asia.
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Mexico’s President Is Considering Raffling Off the Presidential Jet—for Only $25 per Ticket
The announcement is one of Mexico's ideas to sell off the presidential plane
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UFC 246 is Maycee Barber’s chance to show she is ‘future’ of the sport
The name — “The Future” — says it all. It says a lot about the person and perhaps offers a hint of UFC’s next big star. Before Conor McGregor meets Cowboy Cerrone in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas (10 PM; ESPN+ PPV), 21-year-old American Maycee Barber will get a chance...
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Flu has killed 39 children this season, but virus activity continues to decline
Flu activity in the United States declined in the week ending January 11, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the second consecutive week that saw a drop.
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¡Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández firma con el Galaxy!
El delantero mexicano llegó a un acuerdo con el Galaxy según personas allegadas a las negociaciones
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Disney drops 'Fox' name and will rebrand its movie studio as '20th Century'
20th Century Fox is an icon of Hollywood history. Its epic fanfare title card has appeared in front of "The Sound of Music," "Star Wars" and other major films over the past 85 years. But in 2020, that name is going to change.
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Mendoza, comentarista de ESPN, se mete en problemas al criticar a pitcher que denunció robo de señales
La comentarista dijo que no estaba de acuerdo en la forma en la que se dieron las acusaciones del robo de señales
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Charles Payne: America's adversaries 'miscalculated' President Trump
Fox Business host Charles Payne said that President Trump appears to have outmaneuvered America's adversaries, as immediate concerns over further Iranian escalation after the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani subside and on the heels of the signing of phase one of the U.S. China trade agreement earlier this week.
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This week on "Face the Nation," January 19, 2020
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Rep. Jerry Nadler and Sen. John Cornyn join us this Sunday.
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Recently released convicted sex offender nabbed for exposing himself, assaulting woman on Greyhound bus
A newly released sex offender who was on his way to California from an Iowa prison was arrested this week for allegedly exposing himself and sexually assaulting a woman on a Greyhound bus.
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On this day in history: Women's March On Washington (Jan. 21, 2017)
Thousands of men and women flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. Saturday to march for women's rights in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.
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Evelyn Yang is the bravest woman I know
Evelyn Yang's courage in coming forward with her story of assault -- especially in the face of the apparent failure of medical and criminal justice institutions to protect her — is an inspiring move on behalf of all vulnerable women, says Anushay Hossain.
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Dove Cameron’s ex-fiancé Ryan McCartan accuses her of cheating
"People are allowed to be young and make mistakes. People are allowed to grow up and grow apart."
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Close call as massive landslide just misses person
Video released by the Protezione Civile Regione Campania shows a person just narrowly miss getting hit by a landslide in Cetara, Italy. Italian officials say the person survived.
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Everlane is launching activewear and there’s a waitlist already
Everlane is about to show up on treadmills everywhere. The ethically conscious company that’s made a name for itself in a plethora of categories over the last few years, including environmentally friendly sneakers and fleece tops made of plastic bottles, is moving into activewear with the launch of Perform Leggings on Jan. 22. The focus...
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Top Democrats go to war with Facebook and Zuckerberg
A few years ago, then President Barack Obama was appearing at dinner and on stage with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Nancy Pelosi was heaping praise on COO Sheryl Sandberg for "inspiring women across the world to believe in themselves."
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How to survive the toddler years: Child development expert weighs in
From how to tame a temper tantrum to ways to avoid sibling rivalry, psychologists and child development expert Dr. Gail Gross breaks down the most common and problematic behaviors your kids are driving you crazy with.
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Best of CES 2020: The Top Tech Products You Can Actually Buy This Year
Last week at CES, the biggest event of the year in consumer technology, more than 4,400 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products across a broad array of tech and tech-infused categories.
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Hank Azaria reportedly steps down as voice of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’
Thank you, but Hank Azaria won’t be coming again. The Emmy Award-winning actor known as the voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on “The Simpsons” — the longtime character who owns the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store — has stepped down from that role, according to a report in Slash Film. “All we know there is I won’t be...
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Shooting the Messenger
The Trump administration has placed civil servants and non-political government employees in a terrible position. Their job is to provide accurate, non-partisan information and make decisions grounded in law; sometimes that involves providing testimony to Congress, which legally must be truthful. Yet if they tell the truth, President Trump and his allies will publicly crucify them. Bureaucrats, of course, are not viewed by most people as terribly sympathetic victims, but if you shoot these messengers, you end up wounding citizens. Taxpayers send money to the government so it can develop accurate information, not partisan pabulum—but Trump is doing all he can to change that.On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office, an independent watchdog within the federal government, released a decision on whether the Trump administration violated the law by freezing millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine. GAO found it wasn’t even a close call.“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the decision states. “Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA.”[David A. Graham: What Trump did in Osaka was worse than lying.]In a reality-based world, this would be at least embarrassing for the president. His allies could still argue, of course, that the error was innocent or minor enough not to warrant impeachment. But the precepts of the Trump-era GOP state that admitting that the president might have erred, even in good faith, is forbidden. Hence Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin dismissed the GAO report—literally a report on whether the law was followed—as “legalistic.”Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama took an even more laughable tack. “Timing looked a little suspect to everybody I think,” Shelby told CNN. “I’ve never known GAO to get involved in partisan politics and stuff like that. It’s probably not good for the GAO.”Notably, Shelby’s concern isn’t that the report might be inaccurate. It’s that it might be politically inconvenient. Setting aside the semi-veiled threat—nice non-partisan office you’ve got there, shame if some partisans took offense and wrecked it—Shelby’s comment is absurd. As GAO General Counsel Thomas Armstrong wrote in the decision, the office is simply discharging its statutory duty: A senator, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, asked for an investigation, and GAO did what it’s required to do.The concern over the timing is a red herring, too. There’s no more opportune time for GAO to issue a report on whether the administration broke the law on the Ukraine aid than at the very moment the Senate is opening an impeachment trial of the president over the Ukraine scandal. But one man’s opportune is another’s—specifically Trump’s—inconvenient, and the messenger gets caught in the middle.Is it any wonder that other officials would just as soon opt out? Every year, the nation’s top intelligence officials brief the House and Senate on their Worldwide Threat Assessment—part of the proceeding in public, and other parts behind closed doors due to sensitivities. Last year’s edition was a fiasco. The intelligence chiefs came, and they spoke candidly about North Korea and ISIS, with the unfortunate coincidence that the truth was at odds with what Trump had been claiming publicly. The president tweeted, “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” and claimed that officials told him they’d been misquoted. Again: The hearing was public and video is available.The intelligence officials don’t have much choice. They can’t come to Congress and lie. But telling the truth puts them in conflict with their boss. So this time around, they’re simply trying to convince Congress not to hold a public hearing, Politico reports. The message is that they can tell the truth, but not somewhere it might create friction with the truth-free president. And that means that ordinary Americans won’t get to hear for themselves about the greatest threats they face.The Washington Post recently reported on an investigation by the Justice Department into Hillary Clinton. After Trump became president, having insisted that Clinton hadn’t been properly investigated, DOJ appointed a U.S. attorney to do a review. But the Post reported the prosecutor hadn’t found anything. In fact, the review was effectively complete before Special Counsel Robert Mueller produced his report in May. But there’s been no official closure. It isn’t hard to guess at why: Who wants to be the one to tell Trump that that the investigation didn’t find anything?The inability to give Trump tough news, for fear of being the latest messenger to face the firing squad, seems to recur at the Justice Department. A Trump-mandated prosecution of Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, for leaking has hit a mysterious delay. An expected indictment never arrived, fueling speculation that a grand jury declined to indict him—a stunning defeat for prosecutors if true. Nonetheless, the Justice Department is now looking into an old leak allegedly by former FBI Director James Comey, a move experts say is unusual.[David A. Graham: Trump’s most pointless lie]There have been examples of this tension since the very beginning of the Trump administration, when the National Park Service was caught between the facts (the crowd for Trump’s inauguration was smaller than for Barack Obama’s first) and the president’s demand that the answer be politically useful to him.That was embarrassing and perplexing, though also largely irrelevant in immediate effect. But some of the more recent examples have much more real-world effect. Last fall, Trump claimed, falsely and pointlessly, that Hurricane Irma would hit Alabama. He refused to admit any error, even sloppily editing a map with a Sharpie to try to back his point up; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was dragooned into giving a statement that put Trump’s nonsense above the facts that the nation’s forecasters actually produced.It’s not clear that anyone was actually harmed by that, but if it had gone the other way, or if it undermines faith in forecasts, it could be a literal matter of survival, just like the Worldwide Threat Assessment. If the government’s apparatus is swung to back up partisan conclusions, and public servants are afraid to speak the truth, the messengers won’t be the only ones to suffer.
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Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death
A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.
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Man finds $43K in couch he bought from store
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AA flight diverted for disruptive passenger
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Man says he mixed mom's ashes with marijuana
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Man thanks bystander for rescuing him after crash
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Racine barbers help build student confidence
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India protests Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' visit
Protesters in India looking to protect the local retail industry not keen on visit by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.      
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California mom-of-two tragically dies during surrogacy birth
Having completed her family with two beautiful kids of her own, Michelle Reaves set out to help another family enjoy the same happiness by becoming a surrogate.
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AMLO propone 'rifar' el avión presidencial
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — El presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, anunció el viernes una serie de ideas desesperadas para vender el avión oficial de su predecesor, que según él es demasiado lujoso para un país donde la mitad de la gente vive en la pobreza.
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Iran chess referee won’t return home after hijab uproar
This Iranian chess referee fears for her life if she returns home. Shohreh Bayat was accused of breaking Islamic dress code at a tournament in Vladivostok, Russia, after pics of her allegedly not wearing a headdress went viral. She claims the angle of the photos didn’t show that she was wearing a hijab.   Subscribe...
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Pimp who kept dead girlfriend’s head in freezer gets light prison sentence
The Brooklyn pimp who was convicted last year of dismembering his prostitute girlfriend and keeping her head in his freezer was sentenced to four to eight years in prison on Friday after hearing a statement from the victim’s family in which they branded him an “evil monster.” Somorie Moses, 43, was convicted in November of...
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Trump welcomes LSU Tigers to White House
President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest teams in college football history. (Jan. 17)       
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Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch
The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Mr. Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News.
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Three US airports to check for signs of new virus from China
More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for fever and other symptoms of a mysterious new virus that's killed two and infected dozens in China, the CDC announced Friday.
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ZTE hires Akin Gump
Buttigieg comes to Washington — American Chemistry Council adds 2
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President Donald Trump mixes politics with LSU football talk during White House ceremony: 'Trying to impeach the son of a bitch'
President Donald Trump welcomed the champion LSU football team to the White House, where he included his impeachment thoughts with football talk.       
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'The Witcher' Books Get Huge New Print Run Following Netflix Series Success
Every title in Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski "The Witcher" book series is returning to press, as publisher Orbit Books plans to release half a million new copies.
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Alexa Grasso misses weight by 5.5 pounds; UFC 246 fight vs. Claudia Gadelha canceled
UFC 246 has lost one of its main-card fights on weigh-ins day.       Related StoriesAnthony Pettis feeling rejuvenated before lightweight return at UFC 246Video: Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone make weight for UFC 246 headliner'BMF' Jorge Masvidal sets 3-year timeline: 'I want to be at the highest level when I walk away' 
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Queens mom slams DOE head Richard Carranza for bolting out of town hall
A mom whose daughter was seen in a viral video being beaten at a Queens school and who tried to confront schools Chancellor Richard Carranza about it at a meeting Thursday ripped him for abruptly walking out while she and others were trying to get answers. “I will be honest with you,” said Katty Sterling,...
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Trump has impeachment on his mind during LSU's White House visit
President Trump had a lot on his mind — impeachment, the stock market, TV ratings — during national college football champion LSU's White House visit.
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Factbox: French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier bows out in Paris
Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the long-standing stars of the French fashion industry, said Paris Fashion Week, said his show scheduled for next week in Paris would be his last in a career that has pushed boundaries for nearly half a century. [L8N29M4VR]
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