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Donald Trump Praises 'Genius' Elon Musk, Says Tesla Has to Build a Big Plant in U.S 'Because We Help Him'
"He's going to be building a very big plant in the United States," president Trump said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "He has to, because we help him, so he has to help us."
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Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Plans Dealt Fresh Blow as Another Major Partner Abandons Project
Several brands have left the project since it was first announced last June, mostly citing concerns about regulation, piling pressure on the Facebook subsidiary's hopes of creating a cryptocurrency.
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Family of Missing Man Whose Lion-Eaten Remains Were Found on Arizona Hiking Trail Vow to Discover Truth
The human remains belonged to 66-year-old Steven Mark Brashear, authorities said.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lawyers Threaten Legal Action Over Paparazzi ‘Harassment’
The royal couple are said to be 'alarmed' by photographers' behavior
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French tennis pro Elliot Benchetrit blasted online for asking Australian Open ball girl to peel banana
A French tennis player was blasted on social media over the weekend after he was reprimanded by an umpire during a qualifying match at the Australian Open for asking a ball girl to peel a banana for him.
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'Legends of Runeterra' Beta Release Time - How & When to Download & Play
From the minds that brought you "League of Legends" comes a new addictive card game called "Legends of Runeterra." Learn when the beta releases and how to start playing.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. reamed out by judge for showing up late to court
A Hollywood luminary rankled a judge during his Manhattan court appearance Wednesday in his sexual misconduct case — and it wasn't Harvey Weinstein.
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Outrage mounts over $111 million pitch for 'D-Day Land' attraction in France: report
Critics are worried it will become a "Disneyland" of sorts.
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UN warns world needs to prepare for millions to be displaced by climate change
"If you have an immediate threat to your life...due to the climate emergency and if you cross the border and go to another country, you should not be sent back," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
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Super Bowl LIV's running backs have eyes for the end zone and possibly the record books
Who scored the most rushing touchdowns in a single Super Bowl?
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Airbag Recall List: Which Car Models Are Affected? Toyota, Ford, Honda, BMW, Nissan Among Takata Safety Warning
Car manufacturers including Audi, Daimler Vans, Chrysler, Ferrari, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen are among the recall.
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Jessica Simpson opens up about sobriety and past abuse
"I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills," Simpson writes in "Open Book"
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D.C. Sues Trump’s Inaugural Committee, Claiming It Coordinated With President’s Family to ‘Grossly Overpay’ for Hotel Space
The lawsuit also alleges the committee abused nonprofit funds
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Tesla's furious rally pushes market value past $100 billion
Tesla Inc shares surged on Wednesday, and the company became the first publicly listed U.S. automaker to cross $100 billion in market valuation, more than Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co combined.
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Trump shows anxiety as arguments begin for Senate impeachment trial
House Democrats faced off against Trump's lawyers in his Senate impeachment trial, only the third in history for a president.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq a massimi record su IBM, calano timori virus in Cina
Gli indici Usa S&P 500 e Nasdaq toccano oggi nuovi massimi, sulla scia delle stime annunciate da Ibm che si aggiungono all'ottimismo sugli utili, mentre gli sforzi della Cina per contenere il focolaio del coronavirus hanno smorzato i timori di una più ampia ricaduta finanziaria.
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Chipper Jones interest is latest twist in ESPN’s baseball saga
In its effort to go big-name hunting, ESPN has interest in signing Hall of Famer Chipper Jones as a game analyst, The Post has learned. Jones did a game last year on ESPN in which he and play-by-player Boog Sciambi had very good chemistry. The cameo peaked ESPN executives’ interest. Last week, The Post reported...
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Orlando Bloom to voice Prince Harry in 'The Prince,' HBO Max's new royal family comedy
A new series based on the British royal family is coming to TV screens. And it's likely to be a world away from the stately realism of "The Crown."
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Winter storm in Spain caused surge that 'ravaged' major delta area
A powerful winter storm that battered Spain for days, killing at least five people, also spawned devastating flooding in a major delta area.
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The Athletic sports media company valued at roughly $500 million, report says
Subscription-based sports media company The Athletic has raised $50 million in a Series D funding round, according to Axios.
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Supreme Court's conservative justices show support for religious schools in landmark Montana case
The Supreme Court's conservative majority voiced opposition Wednesday to state laws that block tax dollars from going to religious schools.        
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Mr. Miyagi on Broadway? 'Karate Kid' musical in the works
The 1984 movie's screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen, has written the musical's book. Amon Miyamoto ("Pacific Overtures") has signed on to direct.
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Bernie Sanders faces criticism from Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden
Senator Bernie Sanders is facing criticism from former opponent Hillary Clinton and current opponent Joe Biden ahead of the Iowa caucuses. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined "CBSN AM" from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss.
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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' comments
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard files a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over "favorite of the Russians" comment.
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United Airlines passengers checked for coronavirus-like symptoms
Two passengers flying from China on United Airlines were examined at a Chicago airport after appearing to show symptoms of the deadly virus that emerged overseas, the airline said. The travelers arrived on a flight from Shanghai to Chicago O’Hare International Airport amid reports of the mystery coronavirus spreading through international travel, according to CNBC....
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Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at NYC court
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at NYC court       
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‘Go outside’: France’s Macron berates Israeli police at Jerusalem church
France's president tells officers to leave the Church of St Anne, considered French territory.
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Trump downplays US troop injuries from Iran’s attack, calling them “not very serious”
US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military airbase on January 13, 2020. | Ayman Henna/AFP via Getty Images Trump’s remarks struck many as callous. But he may have had a reason for making them. President Donald Trump is minimizing the injuries sustained by US troops attacked by Iran earlier this month, describing them as just “headaches.” “I’ve seen what Iran has done with roadside bombs to our troops. I’ve seen people with no legs and no arms. I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured,” Trump said Wednesday during his trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. “I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen.” Trump’s comments struck many as callous, given that concussions and potential traumatic brain injuries, which more than 11 military members are being evaluated for, can have serious long-term consequences. But there’s another read of Trump’s comments: It could very well be that the president is simply trying to deescalate the still sky-high tensions with Iran. After Tehran fired 16 missiles at two US military sites in Iraq earlier this month, the Trump administration repeatedly said there were no casualties. Trump, during a January 8 address at the White House, reiterated that message by saying “all of our soldiers are safe.” Then last week, a Pentagon spokesperson admitted 11 military members sustained injuries in the Iran strikes, saying in a statement that the troops were “treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed” in Germany and Kuwait. And then on Tuesday — almost two weeks after Trump and other officials said no one was hurt — another Defense Department spokesperson said that “additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries” and are under evaluation in Germany, too, though the exact number of troops or nature of the injuries is unclear. While Iran didn’t kill a single US military member — as far as we know — it’s clear the human toll is much higher than the administration initially let on. Of course, it’s possible that officials didn’t notice the injuries until well after the Iran attack, as the first injuries to be identified are usually those involving visible physical wounds. Trump, during his trip at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, was asked about his initial comments downplaying the casualty figures. In his view, the concussions US troops are recovering from now aren’t that big a deal. “I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things,” he responded. “But I would say — and I can report — it’s not very serious,” He went on to say that he only learned about the injuries days after his White House remarks, adding that reporters should direct any additional questions to the Pentagon. REPORTER: Initially you said Iran's relation for Soleimani didn't injure anyone. We now know 11 service members were airlifted. Can you explain?TRUMP: I can report it's not very seriousR: You don't consider a potential brain injury serious?TRUMP: Ah, you'd have to ask DoD pic.twitter.com/jtHTx87fyb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 22, 2020 There’s no question that the president shouldn’t speak so dismissively about US troops having concussions. As the Rand Corporation’s veterans expert Phillip Carter has tweeted, concussions are one of the “signature” injuries of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Veterans Affairs is spending billions of dollars to understand the effects of traumatic brain injuries, including their links to dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson’s disease. In other words, concussions are very serious and much more than just “headaches.” It’s surely demoralizing to the hundreds of thousands of service members who’ve had similar injuries to hear the president speak this way. But there’s a chance Trump minimized the injuries for a specific reason: to stop tensions with Iran from escalating out of control. Admitting serious US injuries might’ve led to a bigger fight with Iran Trump’s clear red line with Iran was that its military or regional proxies couldn’t kill an American. If they did, the US would respond forcefully. He followed through on that red line in late December after a Tehran-backed proxy militia killed a US contractor in Iraq, prompting the president to strike five of the group’s sites, leaving 25 members dead and another 50 injured. And after members of that same militia — Kata’ib Hezbollah — surrounded and breached the US Embassy in Baghdad on New Year’s Eve, setting the front reception room ablaze, Trump opted to kill top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani on January 2. Six days later, Iran responded with its own counterstrike, launching 16 missiles total at the al-Asad airbase and another site in Iraq’s north. The chance for full-blown war with Iran would have risen had Iran’s weapons killed an American service member. The president would surely have felt pressure to respond from some of his key aides, like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he might have ordered a larger strike inside Iran. At that point, there would be no doubt of Iranian retaliation — and a cycle of violence would only get worse. The fact that at least 11 military members may have sustained concussions or worse doesn’t seem to have crossed the president’s red line. But it’d be hard for Trump not to hit back at Iran in a substantial way for seriously injuring so many American service members. It’s therefore possible that Trump doesn’t want to elevate the situation, as otherwise he’d face immense pressure from inside and outside his administration to do something about it. Many might wish Trump would find a better way to avoid such a trap. But if he did so in service of avoiding a bigger fight with Iran, then his seemingly heartless comments may have tried to serve a greater purpose.
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‘Plague Inc.’ game app booming in China as coronavirus rages
A strategy game in which the objective is to "bring about the end of human history" is the No. 1 paid Apple app in China.
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Maria Bartiromo: Trump pitching 'significant' middle-class tax cut for second term
President Trump is trying to "put forth" all of his economic successes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as the impeachment trial continues in the Senate, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo said.
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Iranian Nationals No Longer Eligible for E1, E2 Trade and Investment Visas, USCIS Says
The change comes following the U.S.'s October 3, 2018, termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran.
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D.C. attorney general sues Trump inaugural committee
The attorney general for Washington, D.C., claims the president's inaugural committee was improperly used to enrich the Trump family.
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Five Facts About Zoe Lofgren: First Woman to Address Senate As Impeachment Manager
Lofgren is one of the seven House members chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as managers in Trump's trial.
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Knock knock: Wandering cow unexpectedly arrives at family’s front door
This cow’s looking to “moo”-ve right in. Watch as a shockingly polite cow walks up to a family’s home in Mansfield, Texas, and lightly knocks on the front door with her nose. The farm animal waited for a few moments before walking away after no one was home to let her in. According to the...
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McConnell’s Impeachment Scam
The Senate has a duty to conduct a fair and full trial. The Republican leader is trying to make sure they can’t.
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Man Headbutts Referee During Middle School Basketball Game, Gets Banned From League
The encounter took place during the second half of the girls' game when the referee asked the man to leave the gym during a timeout after cursing and yelling over calls made during the contest.
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Texas vet accidentally euthanizes cat instead of giving rabies vaccine
A Texas woman brought her cat to the vet for a routine rabies vaccine — only to learn the clinic had accidentally put the animal down instead, the devastated owner claims. Michelle Olson, who lives in the Houston area, brought her 8-year-old kitty Sophie into Suburbia North Animal Hospital for the vaccine, ABC 13 reported....
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Nike clearance is an extra 20% off during limited-time sale
Updating your activewear will be a breeze with Nike's latest clearance sale!
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Millennial activist: Sanders targeting 'very radical ideas' to young people on Twitter
A Millenial activist accused Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., of targeting his most radical proposals to young people on Twitter, as the latest polling in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race shows the self-described "democratic socialist" taking the lead for the first time.
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Here’s What’s Disappearing From Netflix in February
This is your last chance to stream Clouds of Sils Maria, Trainspotting, Lincoln, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and more.
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High court bid to stop NHS giving puberty blockers to children
‘Experimental’ hormone-changing drugs should not be given to under-18s, court hearsA landmark case to stop the NHS prescribing “experimental” puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children who wish to undergo gender reassignment has reached the high court.The Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust, which runs the UK’s only gender identity development service (GIDS) for children, is being sued over concerns that young people are being given “experimental treatment” without adequate assessments. Continue reading...
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Serial burglar ‘Brick Man’ freed by bail reform busted — yet again
A career criminal nicknamed the “Brick Man” by police who has become emblematic of the problems with bail reform has been busted yet again — for yet another burglary, law enforcement sources told The Post Wednesday. Ex-con Anthony Manson, 50, was nabbed early Tuesday for burglarizing a construction site in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, according to...
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard files defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for defamation.
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U.S. Sen. Schumer says Bidens have "nothing to do" with Trump impeachment charges
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday did not slam the door shut on the possibility of Joe Biden or his son Hunter testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but he said there was no need to hear from anyone unrelated to the charges.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. will go to trial in April in groping case, judge rules 2 more women can testify
A judge will decide whether the prosecution can call more than a dozen accusers, known as Molineux witnesses, to the stand against Cuba Gooding Jr.       
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Prosecutors rip Harvey Weinstein as ‘sexual predator and a rapist’ at trial
Harvey Weinstein wielded his power as Tinseltown's top producer to become one of its most prolific sexual predators, prosecutors claimed Wednesday.
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GOP senator says he's 'absolutely' open to having witnesses in impeachment trial
Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Wednesday that he is "absolutely" open to having witnesses testify in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a position that's at odds with many of his GOP colleagues who've pushed against having additional witnesses.
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Phenomenon creates ice 'branches' on frozen lake
Drone footage shows a frozen lake in China featuring icy "branches."
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