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Hundreds gather for NYC Women’s March despite horrendous weather
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the Women’s March in Manhattan, undeterred by frigid temps and a sloppy snow. The 4th annual march kicked off at noon on W. 72nd St. and Central Park West, passed Columbus Circle and continued down 5th Avenue to Bryant Park. “When I heard it was going to rain...
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Oregon woman fired from bank job after giving struggling man $20 to get home for Christmas: report
An Oregon woman claims she was fired from her bank job after helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.
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Pork markets to become a big winner in the US-China trade truce
Just a day after the United States and China signed a phase 1 trade deal, The US Department of Agriculture released a report that delivers another optimistic message to US farmers: Chinese demand for pork is likely to boost the US pork markets in 2020.
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National Archives apologizes for blurring picture of anti-Trump Women's March signs
The Archives said the photo was "not an archival record" and was instead a photo used as a promotional graphic for an exhibit on women's suffrage.        
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Para Gloria Gaynor, Dios es clave de su supervivencia
Ganó su primer y único Grammy hasta la fecha por "I Will Survive" en 1980. Cuarenta años después, tiene la oportunidad de obtener dos trofeos.
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How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections
Political figures have long used their families to route power and benefits for their own self-enrichment. In “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,” one particular politician — Joe Biden — emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access...
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Harrowing video shows group of migrants try to storm Mexican border
Migrants from central America stormed a border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday. Dramatic video shows mobs attempting to break through a line of Mexican marines along a narrow bridge over the Suchiate River, which separates the countries, Reuters reported.  Mexican authorities has been bracing for the group, which had traveled to Guatemala from...
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UFC 246: The ‘badass’ viral star Dana White made sure to invite to Conor McGregor fight
Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited UFC return this weekend to take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (Saturday, 10 PM, ESPN+ PPV). But even with the landmark UFC 246 event in Las Vegas looming, UFC president Dana White had time to make an offer to a woman who showed off some serious wrestling chops outside of the...
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Australian Open 2020 Schedule: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel
The 108th edition of the Australian Open gets underway in Melbourne on Monday, with the women's and men's final scheduled for the first weekend of February.
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National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March
A photo from the march displayed at the National Archives was altered to blur signs that were critical of President Trump or might be offensive, officials said.
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Head of US church reaches out to Harry and Meghan to offer support
The head of the Episcopal Church, who delivered a powerful sermon on the "power of love" at the 2018 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has reached out to the couple.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian commander over Mahshahr killings
The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had imposed sanctions on a general of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who commanded units blamed for a massacre of protesters in November.
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Taylor Swift manda a sacar a Justin Bieber de un gimnasio en West Hollywood
La amiga de Selena Gómez, ex de Bieber, mandó a su equipo de seguridad a desalojar al cantante
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Myles Powell carries Seton Hall over St. John’s in MSG thriller
All the hustle stats went St. John’s way. It forced 19 turnovers and won the battle in the paint. Ultimately, though, Seton Hall had the best player on the floor — and one of the top players in the country — and that’s what mattered when the clock hit triple-zeroes. The Red Storm played one...
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New Analysis Finds Americans' Engagement With Suspect News Sources on the Rise
While Americans increasingly interacted with unreliable sources, residents of Germany and France actually decreased their engagement with these sites.
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Bloomberg postpones filing financial disclosure forms until after Super Tuesday
He’s not campaigning in Iowa, he’s not taking the Democrats’ debate stage – and he’s keeping details of his wealth to himself. Mike Bloomberg’s unusual presidential campaign has won a second reprieve from the Federal Election Commission, delaying the filing of required financial disclosure forms for another 45 days. That means he won’t have to...
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Why your Astros cheating anger likely won’t last long
A few years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the last ruinous baseball strike, I wrote a column commemorating that sad event and marveled at the fact that the sport, by all appearances, had made a full recovery from what seemed a suicide mission. At the time — 1994, 1995 — there was so much...
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Harry and Meghan "no longer working members" of the royal family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer be official "working members" of the royal family, according to a statement released by Queen Elizabeth II and Buckingham Palace on Saturday. Under the new agreement, the couple will no longer receive public funds for royal duties. CBS News' Imtiaz Tyab reports from London.
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Powerball Drawing For 01/18/20: Saturday Jackpot is $321 Million
The Powerball jackpot for 01/18/20 is for $321 million, with a cash option of $218.7 million. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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Both sides of the aisle call for fair, dignified Senate impeachment trial: 'It's a process of democracy'
With the impeachment trial against President Trump looming in the Senate, lawmakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling for managers to follow the Constitution and keep to a fair and balanced approach.
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32 killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib: Saudi state TV
Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing dozens of people, Saudi state television said.
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Brazen Portland theft steals police patrol bike
Portland, Oregon’s bike thieves are so brazen that not only does the city’s police department have its own dedicated bike theft task force — this week the criminals stole a police patrol cycle. PPB Bike Unit Officer Dave Sanders told local KOIN6 news he’d secured his bicycle outside the Multnomah County Courthouse using handcuffs instead...
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Thousands turn out for Women's March in downtown L.A.
Thousands turnout for Women's March in downtown L.A.
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Fred Warner: 49ers’ ‘quest for six’ and what makes their defense tick
49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner took a timeout during preparation for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Packers to tackle some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Describe your on-field mentality. A: I feel like when I’m on the field in between the white, it’s all business. I’m not thinking about anything else other...
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DaBaby tries to explain video of him shoving hotel employee
Cops were not called for the December 19 incident.
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The National Archives edited a Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump
The 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC. A censored version of this image hung at the National Archives. | Mario Tama/Getty Images The National Archives wanted to avoid politicizing a picture of the Women’s March by blurring out signs critical of Trump. Historians aren’t happy. The National Archives is facing criticism for editing an image of the 2017 Women’s March in order to make it less “political” — and for making the photo less critical of President Donald Trump to do so. The image — a 49-by-69-inch photograph depicting a sea of women flooding Pennsylvania Avenue on January 21, 2017 to protest Trump’s inauguration — leads the National Archives’ exhibit “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.” The show opened in May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage; the image of the Women’s March is juxtaposed with a 1913 black-and-white photo of a woman’s suffrage march in the exact same location. The 2017 photo, however, has been altered, as The Washington Post’s Joe Heim reported Friday. The Archives confirmed that it had blurred signs that were critical of Donald Trump, blotting out the name of the president on at least four incidents. In one instance, Heim found that Trump was blurred out from a sign that read “God Hates Trump,” ending up to simply read “God Hates.” The Archives also blurred out words related to women’s anatomy such as vagina and pussy. For instance, “vagina” was blotted out of a sign comparing laws around reproductive health and those governing firearms that read: “If my vagina could shoot bullets, it’d be less REGULATED.” Archives spokeswoman Miriam Kleiman told The Washington Post that the organization decided to alter the images to avoid controversy, considering the current political climate. “As a non-partisan, non-political federal agency, we blurred references to the President’s name on some posters, so as not to engage in current political controversy,” Kleiman said. “Our mission is to safeguard and provide access to the nation’s most important federal records, and our exhibits are one way in which we connect the American people to those records. Modifying the image was an attempt on our part to keep the focus on the records.” Of course, as observers like historian Marama Whyte have pointed out, by censoring the image, the Archives have created a political controversy over the accurate preservation of historical record and the appropriateness of a federal agency erasing criticism of a leader. The Archives has claimed such controversies were not intentional, and that it censored words related to women’s anatomy in concern of being perceived as inappropriate for their younger audience. Kleiman told Post the Archives only alters images if they are used as “graphic design components” (like in promotional materials) and emphasized that artifacts are never changed. In this case, the Women’s March image was deemed a promotional display because it is used as the opening image that greets visitors at the beginning of the exhibit. The decision to censor the photo was made by a group of people, including agency managers and staff members. Heim reported that an archivist appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, David S. Ferriero, supported the decision to edit the photo after participating in decision-making talks. These statements have done little to satisfy the Archives’ critics, however. On Twitter, Yale historian Joanne Freeman called the decision “dangerous” given the Trump administration has worked hard to undermine the public’s trust in institutions — the president has called the press the “enemy of the people” and described the FBI as “badly broken,” for example — and wrote, “don’t get me started on the irony of women’s voices being erased...from the Women’s March.” Doctoring an image from the Women’s March silences women’s voices Freeman’s tweet speaks to two major problems with the National Archives’ decision. It is an institution that is supposed to document history, and in altering a historic artifact without notifying its audience, the Archives undermines the trust it asks the public to have in the veracity of its collection of primary sources. “Information integrity as we learn time & again is the coin of the realm for democracy’s minimal function,” Karin Wulf, a historian and professor at William and Marry, wrote on Twitter. “If the [National Archives] was going to present an altered image they should have indicated what they did & why. That would have preserved our mutual need for info. integrity.” The choice also had the effect of silencing women’s voices in an exhibit that was meant to honor and celebrate them, as Purdue University history professor Wendy Kline told The Washington Post. ”Doctoring a commemorative photograph buys right into the notion that it’s okay to silence women’s voice and actions,” Kline said. “It is literally erasing something that was accurately captured on camera. That’s an attempt to erase a powerful message.” The irony of the entire situation, as historian and Muhlenberg College professor Jacqueline Antonovich points out, shows “how easily we can sanitize the suffrage movement itself, blurring out all of the inconvenient parts we don’t want to grapple with.” And although the decision does not appear to be motivated by any requests by the president — who has been openly critical of federal agencies he sees as questioning his behavior in any way, such as the FBI — there is also the issue that censoring criticism of a chief executive is something more commonly done in an authoritarian state than in a healthy democracy. None of this is a good look for the National Archives, and all of it could have been easily avoided. As Eileen Clancy, a media archivist and student at the City University of New York, points out that the curators should have picked a different image rather than misleading the public. In response to its critics, the National Archives tweeted Saturday, “We made a mistake.” It has pledged to remove the altered photo, and said it “will replace it as soon as possible with one that uses the unaltered image.” And it said its staff had learned a valuable lesson from the furor, writing, “We apologize, and will immediately start a thorough review of our exhibit policies and procedures so that this does not happen again.”
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Spain's Ibiza, Mallorca islands pass law aimed at curbing tourists' booze-fueled debauchery
Authorities in the Balearic Islands are fed up with the so-called "booze tourism" that some of its towns have become known for.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will No Longer Use Their HRH titles and Will Stop Receiving Public Funds for Royal Duties
The new "model" will take effect this spring
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Internet trolls US military over controversial Space Force uniform
These outfits are way too down to Earth. The US Space Force unveiled its utility uniform nametapes on Friday, stirring up a controversy of intergalactic proportions. The reveal showed the nametape — “US Space Force” handsomely stitched in navy embroidery — oddly affixed to a woodland camouflage top. The contrast was not lost in space....
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Royal Highnesses no more: Harry and Meghan retire as working members of royal family
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
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The New York Giants have hired Jason Garrett, the Cowboys' former coach, as offensive coordinator
The New York Giants are keeping a familiar face in the NFC East neighborhood.
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It might be the end of an era for Prince Ali at UCLA
Mick Cronin didn't single Prince Ali out for his performance against Stanford, but he took the veteran out of the game after playing less than two minutes.
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Turkey’s president Erdogan slams European allies for not aiding Libya
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chided NATO’s European allies Saturday for refusing to wade into the conflict in Libya, where Turkey is giving military assistance to the troubled country’s recognized government in Tripoli. “Our European friends and allies need to understand that they cannot change the world simply by complaining and expressing concern,” Erdogan wrote in...
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Deadly Chinese virus may have infected over 1700 people, study claims
A deadly virus in China may be significantly more widespread than officially reported, according to a disturbing new study. The mysterious coronavirus, which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has already caused the death of at least two people. Wuhan health officials on Saturday confirmed four more people had contracted the virus —...
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Expitcher de Dodgers, Yu Darvish, ahora se pregunta si fue su culpa o los Astros le robaron las señales
Probablemente va a tener que vivir con esa duda, al igual que los millones de aficionados de los Dodgers
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Harry and Meghan will stop using 'royal highness' titles and repay housing expenses, palace says
The palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will also repay the Sovereign Grant expenditure for refurbishment of their home.      
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Famed chef Paul Bocuse's restaurant downgraded to 2 Michelin stars after 55 years
The Michelin guide announced Friday that Bocuse's restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, near the French city of Lyon, has been downgraded to two stars.
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National Archives blurs anti-Trump signs in image of 2017 Women’s March: report
The National Archives confirmed this week that it had blurred out signs in a photograph on display of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. that is now showcased at the museum. 
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Klimt painting found in wall of Italian museum was stolen from same gallery in 1997, authenticators say
Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was acquired by the Ricci Oddi gallery of modern art in 1925, went missing in 1997
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Heavy rain helps calm Australia bushfires — but brings floods
A heavy rain gave Australia a reprieve from the deadly bush fires on Saturday, but brought a new problem — flash flooding and road closures. Authorities shuttered major highways, parks and tourist attractions in Queensland and power outages were reported in New South Wales Saturday after the downpour, which began on Wednesday along the eastern...
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Black boxes from doomed Ukraine flight sent to Kiev for investigation
The heavily damaged flight data recorders from Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 are on their way to Kiev — 10 days after the Iraqi military shot down the passenger plane. Experts from France, the US, and Canada are expected to examine the black boxes in Kiev, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported Saturday, but plan to...
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Tony Romo Might Be a Top Prize in Free Agency This NFL Offseason
Since Fox will carry the Super Bowl from Miami in two weeks, Sunday could be Romo's last game in the booth for CBS.
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Space Force Unveils New Uniforms and Is Roundly Mocked for Camo Design
The newest U.S. military service defended itself on Twitter, saying it was saving money and making sure servicemembers match their partners on the ground.
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Best celebrity shots of the week: A ‘Friends’ reunion, Zendaya and more
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Officer hit by Odell Beckham Jr wants to drop charges over butt-slapping incident: report
An arrest warrant issued for Odell Beckham Jr. after he was seen slapping the backside of a security guard in the LSU Tigers locker room earlier this week may be withdrawn after the officer reportedly signed an affidavit Friday night saying he no longer wished to press charges, sources said. 
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National Archives blurs out anti-Trump messages in Women’s March photo
The word “Trump” in a sign that originally read “God Hates Trump” was blurred out in a huge, four-foot-by-six-foot photo display that greets visitors to an exhibit on the history of women’s rights.
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Harry and Meghan abdicate royal titles, public funds
Prince Harry and Meghan are cut off. In a statement from the Queen and Buckingham Palace on Saturday, it was announced the couple will “not use” their royal titles or get taxpayer cash — and pay back $3 million for the renovation of their castle. Because they are no longer working members of the royal...
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