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Fire chief: Our priorities right now are medical
Several people have been hurt in a fire at a high-rise residential building in Los Angeles, according to a city fire department spokesman and video from the scene.
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Body cam records rescue of woman in Michigan
A deputy sheriff's body camera recorded the dramatic rescue of a woman who fell through the ice on a Michigan lake. (Jan. 29)       
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Gays in Hungary facing increased government ‘attacks,’ activists warn
Activists cite several recent homophobic attacks that they claim police have failed to investigate fully.
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U.S. Military Invests In New Weapon to Defeat Hypersonic Missiles As Russia Upgrades Its Arsenal
The Pentagon awarded Northrop Grumman $13 million to build a glider that could take out weapons flying more than five times the speed of sound as Russia's Panstir surface-to-air system got a hypersonic missile.
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Morocco 'appreciates' Mideast peace plan, says needs acceptance by parties
Morocco 'appreciates' the new U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, its foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, but added that "acceptance by the parties... is... fundamental to the implementation and sustainability of the plan."
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Nigel Farage: Populism is Just Beginning | Opinion
As Brexit finally becomes reality, I foresee four more years of the Trump administration—and the triumph of populism over globalism, everywhere.
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EU Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Brexit Departure Terms 621-49
The vote was 621 to 49 in favor of the deal
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Joe Amabile and Kendall Long of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ split
Cleanup in aisle five. “Grocery store” Joe Amabile and Kendall Long from 2018’s “Bachelor in Paradise” have broken up. “We have decided mutually to go our separate ways. Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles,” the former couple said, in a...
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This cabin rental service is a game-changer for those who love nature
Getaway makes it easy to disconnect.       
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The Trump Economy is looking a lot like the Obama Recovery
The Trump Economy is looking a lot like the Obama Recovery.
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Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Announces U.S. Senate Run
The move by the GOP congressman, which sets up a challenge to a sitting Republican senator, Kelly Loeffler, was blasted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee as selfish.
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Cubs’ Kris Bryant trade sweepstakes just got a lot more intriguing
Kris Bryant is in his prime. He is 28. He is the Cubs’ only NL MVP of the past two decades. He recorded the most important out in the history of the franchise, ending the Cubs’ 108-year championship drought. And he just became even more valuable to the only major league team he’s ever played...
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How to delete what Facebook knows about your private life
Forget me now. Facebook hoards much more personal data than many users realize, but now there’s a tool to make the social-media giant remove your name from the data it’s learned about you — and stop learning. “Off-Facebook Activity” shows users just how much of their online movement is being monitored by the network. Launched...
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Finnish Eurosceptic: Brexit Is a Victory of the Common People over the Elite
A Finnish Eurosceptic MEP has said that the UK will "triumph" outside of the EU and said the next decade will see the revival of national sovereignty in Europe.
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Warren Buffett ending his bet on local news biz
Lee Enterprises is borrowing $576 million from Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to finance the deal.
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Los Angeles high-rise building catches fire
A massive blaze erupted in a Los Angeles high-rise building Wednesday morning — forcing residents to jump from the structure as heavy smoke and flames billowed, authorities said. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of a 25-story residential high-rise, known as Barrington Plaza, just after 8:30 a.m. local time, according to fire officials...
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Bats, the source of so many viruses, could be the origin of Wuhan coronavirus, say experts
Scientists have claimed that a type of snake may be the original source of the Wuhan coronavirus. However, many infectious disease experts say the ultimate culprit is more likely to be the bat.
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What's a movie shot on a set with a cast doing in Sundance's documentary competition?
"Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets" directors wanted the vibe of a bar about to close. So they handpicked patrons, found a location and let the cameras roll.
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White House tells Bolton his manuscript has classified material, cannot be published
The White House has informed former national security adviser John Bolton that his book manuscript appeared to contain "significant amounts of classified information" and could not be published in its current form.
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First detailed images of the turbulent surface of the sun, thanks to a new telescope
The surface of our sun is a wild, violent place and now we can see it in exquisite detail, thanks to the first images returned by the National Science Foundation's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope based in Hawaii.
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Eliot Engel says Bolton implied Yovanovitch ouster was improper
“He strongly implied that something improper had occurred around her removal as our top diplomat in Kyiv,” Engel writes.
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Lev Parnas arrives on the Hill to listen to Senate impeachment trial
Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, arrived Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill to listen to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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NYPD commissioner gives surprise promotion to officer stricken with 9/11 cancer
An NYPD officer — stricken with cancer from 9/11 and forced to work at home — will now be tasked with solving crimes from his Long Island house with his new title of detective. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea promoted the 45-year-old old cop, Ross Dichter, via Skype Wednesday morning while giving his State of The...
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With new contract, more girls will "want to play in the WNBA"
Taurasi and other WNBA players have had to play abroad in the off-season just to make a living.
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Has passive investing become a ponzi scheme?
Rupal J. Bhansali of Ariel Investments explains why she thinks a big comeback for active investing is on the horizon.
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You're a leader. But you can't stomach what your company is doing
Whether you're a C-suite executive in a big company or the manager of a fast food restaurant, there could come a time when something at work just doesn't seem right.
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Senators begin two-day marathon impeachment Q&A. But the trial's biggest question remains unanswered
Senate starts two days of questions in President Trump's impeachment trial as the debate about witnesses looms.
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Trump participates in USMCA signing ceremony
President Trump participated in a United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement signing ceremony at the White House Wednesday. Watch his remarks.
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Germany defends coal phase-out against critics
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called the plan to phase out the burning of coal by 2038 "a breakthrough" in efforts to combat climate change.
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Study: Bernie Sanders' Wealth Tax Would Shrink U.S. Economy and Lower Wages
The wealth tax does more than just tax the wealthy: it would lower wages and shrink the economy.
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Britain Won't Be Last to Leave European Union, Says German Socialist MEP
A democratic-socialist MEP from Germany opined that Britain will not be the last member state to leave the European Union.
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StubHub to donate proceeds from two Lakers games to Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation
StubHub will be donating proceeds from two Lakers games to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. Prices of game vs. Portland have skyrocketed.       
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DJ Khaled shares first photo of newborn son
"MORE LOVE MORE BLESSINGS !"
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Dave Chappelle campaigns for Andrew Yang ahead of Iowa caucuses
Funnyman Dave Chappelle is in Iowa stumping for his Democratic candidate of choice Andrew Yang ahead of next week’s first-in-the-nation caucus. Chappelle, who endorsed Yang earlier this month, spoke to reporters in Ames, Iowa, Tuesday ahead of the candidate’s rally, during which he brought the comedy legend onstage to surprise supporters. Asked what he liked...
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Democrats urge court to block rule on detaining migrant families
The filing is the latest salvo in the government's stalled attempt to eliminate a 1997 agreement governing the care of unaccompanied migrant children and families.
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Chiefs show support of wide receiver Tyreek Hill ahead of Super Bowl LIV
"We're lucky to have him," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of his star wide receiver.
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Weinstein fumed "this is how the industry works," accuser says
Dawn Dunning said testifying against the disgraced movie mogul is "the worst and hardest thing I've ever done."
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Watch Live: Day Eight of President Trump Impeachment Trial
The Senate will start the eighth day of the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
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People jumping from high-rise in Los Angeles as firefighters battle blaze on Wilshire Boulevard
People jumped from the sixth floor of a residential high-rise in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a fire enveloped the floor.      
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POLITICO Playbook PM: What Mitt Romney wants to know
And the White House issues a formal threat to John Bolton.
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Dan Marino says Tua Tagovailoa is a much better college player than he ever was
SportsPulse: We sit down with NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino to chat about NFL draft prospect Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not we'll see him in a Dolphins uniform next year.        
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UN hacked in apparent espionage operation: report
Sophisticated hackers infiltrated UN offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation and their identity and the extent of the data they obtained is not clear.
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Trump impeachment trial: Senators pose questions against evidence
The Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump continues today with questions from the senators. Now that the opening arguments from House Democrats and Trump’s legal team have concluded, the lawmakers will have their chance Wednesday to challenge the evidence thus far presented. Here’s how it works: Senators will submit their questions in writing to Chief...
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After $25,000 fee, wheelchair users wait for better Amtrak stations, trains
Amtrak has been slow to make progress on improving accessibility of its stations and trains 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passed.      
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Fired Babson professor defends controversial Facebook post about Iran
The Babson College employee who was fired for posting a controversial Facebook status about Iran insisted in a new interview that it was all satire — and that the school only booted him to put an end to bad publicity. Asheen Phansey, the director of sustainability at Babson College in Wellesley, said the since-deleted post...
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Putin pardons Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia for drug smuggling
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Naama Issachar, an American-Israeli national jailed in Russia on drug charges, the Kremlin said in a statement Wednesday.
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Trump impeachment trial live updates: Senators to ask written questions
President Trump's Senate impeachment trial enters a new phase Wednesday, when senators begin up to 16 hours of questions to the House managers and defense team.
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European Parliament Votes For Brexit Deal, The Final Rubber Stamp Before Britain Leaving Bloc Friday
Europarl has rubber-stamped the withdrawal agreement agreed between Brussels and London, a largely symbolic move before Brexit on Friday.
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