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After Roger in Prison For Lying to Congress, NYC Public Defender Says Her Client is Serving 3-6 Years for 'Stealing a Jacket'
An NYC public defender tweeted out that her client got 3 to 6 years for stealing a jacket, comparing it to the 40-month sentence Stone received.
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Review: 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band' documents a dream gone up in smoke
Last man standing Robbie Robertson talks about his life and his years with the Band.
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NYT: Intelligence officials say Russia trying to get Trump reelected
Intelligence officials warned lawmakers earlier this month that Russia was interfering in the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to get President Donald Trump reelected, five people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.
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Business Jargon Like “Circle Back” Is Easy to Mock. But That Doesn’t Make It Garbage.
Put a pin in your scorn long enough to consider that, for many of us, corporate-speak makes work easier.
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Rep. Steve Scalise, Shot By Sanders Supporter, Replies to Request for Evidence of 'Bernie Bros' Being Bad: 'I Can Think of an Example'
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he'd never seen Bernie Sanders supporters "being unusually mean or rude," and requested evidence of bad behavior.
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Israel: People who violate coronavirus self-quarantines could face years in prison
The Israeli government is warning residents who've recently arrived from parts of Asia that they could up to seven years in prison if they violate a mandatory home quarantine over concerns they could be carrying the coronavirus. 
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Review: 'The Book of Mormon' cast sings with missionary zeal at the Ahmanson, but ...
Ding-dong. "Hello!" "The Book of Mormon" is back in Los Angeles. Is the cast good? And how are those Uganda jokes landing?
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Rihanna is giving out free Fenty Beauty highlighter for her birthday
Today may be the pop star's big day, but we're the ones getting gifted.
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De Blasio offers to help save Coney Island store from eviction
Hizzoner said he hopes to save popular T-shirt shop Lola Star from being evicted off the Coney Island boardwalk — the same way he helped keep historic Queens pub Neir's Tavern from shuttering weeks earlier.
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Authors of ‘Rage Baking’ say they’re learning from the controversy their book has generated
They’re still “proud of the book and the women that we’ve brought together” to express their rage.
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Primary debate most-watched Democratic contest of all time with 19.M viewers: NBC
The Democratic primary debate drew an audience of nearly 20 million viewers, making it the most-watched Democratic debate ever, NBC News said on Thursday. Wednesday’s contest hosted by NBC in Las Vegas, which featured former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s debut appearance on the stage, attracted 19.7  million people, surpassing the 18.1 million combined views...
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How the New Emma Movie Departs From Jane Austen’s Novel
More nosebleeds, more class awareness, and more butts.
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Mary Anne Marsh says Bloomberg 'looked like the Wizard of Oz' in debate, rivals 'pulled the curtain back'
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg looked like the "Wizard of Oz" in Wednesday's Nevada presidential debate, according to Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh.
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Without proof, Trump's top trade adviser pushed that now-departed NSC official was Anonymous
President Donald Trump's top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, has been leading the charge inside the West Wing that Victoria Coates is the author of the book "Anonymous," according to three people familiar with the situation.
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Homelessness in New York City: Here are the statistics
Like several other major cities, New York is feeling the effects of the homelessness crisis. The last homelessness survey was taken in January of 2019 by "Continuums of Care," which passed the data along to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Here are the numbers. 
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Coronavirus-infected Americans flown back to US on plane full of healthy people
The 14 coronavirus-stricken Americans evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan were flown back to the US on a plane full of healthy people against advice from the CDC, a report said Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials argued the 14 infected Diamond Princess passengers shouldn’t be flown back with the about 300...
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Joaquin Phoenix rescued a calf and its mother from a slaughterhouse days after Oscar speech
Joaquin Phoenix talked the talk all awards season long. Now, he's walking the walk -- and he's bringing a baby calf with him.
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The Democratic Primary Gets Contentious
Elizabeth Warren is not playing around.
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Biden slams Sanders and 'cowards' in Congress over gun violence
Joe Biden is focusing his campaign on gun violence ahead of Saturday's Nevada caucuses, criticizing Bernie Sanders by name and accusing "cowards" in Congress of being scared into inaction by the National Rifle Association.
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Trump Pardon of Roger Stone Would Show 'Real Contempt' for Department of Justice, ABC Legal Analyst Says
President Donald Trump's possible pardon of convicted former adviser Roger Stone would show "real contempt" for the Department of Justice said ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams Thursday. Abrams said if Trump were to make that decision, it would "put him at odds with his Department of Justice."
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Poll: Biden leads Sanders, Steyer in South Carolina
But the former vice president's advantage is much smaller in a new Winthrop University poll than it was last fall.
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AOC vs. the Bernie Bros and other commentary
2020 watch: AOC vs. the Bernie Bros Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Bernie Sanders in October, “admitted on Wednesday that the Bernie Bros have become a ‘real problem’ for Sanders’ campaign,” reports the Washington Examiner’s Kaylee McGhee. AOC has a point in distancing Sanders from “the toxic environment his online army has created,” blaming...
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California students sued because they were such poor readers. Theu just won $53 million to help them.
Two years ago, a group of students and their teachers sued the state of California for doing a poor job teaching kids how to read — 53% of California third-graders did not meet state test standards that year, and scores have increased incrementally since.
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Boycotts and disqualifications: how Iran's reformists are bracing for elections
After a volatile three months, Iranians will head to the polls Friday to vote in parliamentary elections. But few expect much change. "Reformists lost even before the election began," one said.
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Shemar Moore mourns his mother Marylin: 'I don't know life without this woman'
Shemar Moore announced in an emotional Instagram video that his mother, Marylin Joan Wilson-Moore, died earlier this month on Feb. 8. She was 76.       
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Roger Stone sentenced to more than 3 years in prison
CNN's Sara Murray breaks down key details of Roger Stone's case, who was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump's 2016 campaign.
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Live coverage: Donald Trump to rally supporters in key battleground state of Colorado
Donald Trump's campaign rally in Colorado Springs comes on the third day of a four-day swing through the West and two days before the Nevada caucuses.        
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‘The Hills’ star Jason Wahler details ‘another slip’ in sobriety
"What keeps me going is the honesty, the transparency, and being vulnerable."
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Donald Trump Beats Every Democratic Contenders in Key Swing State of Wisconsin, New Poll Shows
The president had the slimmest leads over Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Back Home in Oregon, U.S. Man Says He Flouted Request to Remain in Cambodia After Westerdam Cruise Ship Passenger’s Coronavirus Diagnosis
Frank King says he snuck out of the back of a hotel in Cambodia to flee to the U.S. after passengers were being held for COVID-19 testing.
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Norwegian cancels all Asia summer cruises amid coronavirus outbreak
Norwegian has canceled or modified 40 Asia voyages across its three cruise brands through the end of the third quarter        
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Recovery mission underway for couple who vanished at vacation cottage
Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, have been missing since Feb. 14.
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Lakers-Clippers makeup game: It's complicated, so no date yet
More than three weeks after Lakers-Clippers game was postponed, no makeup date has been set as the league deals with a crowded calendar.
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USC is waiving tuition for students whose families make less than $80,000
As college tuition prices continue to increase across the country, the University of Southern California is fighting back.
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‘The Soup’ host Jade Catta-Preta quizzed on reality TV trivia
Jade Catta-Preta is stepping into Joel McHale’s shoes — but how much reality TV does the new host of “The Soup” really know? Page Six quizzed the comedienne on some of the wildest, weirdest and most obscure reality television moments, from “Jersey Shore” to “The Bachelor” and everything in between. See how much trivia she...
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Problems with CDC coronavirus test delay expanded US screening
The delay could impede the U.S. government’s ability to detect scattered cases before they snowball into larger outbreaks.
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Lego's impressive new Mandalorian sets are available to preorder now
The time has come for more Baby Yoda (aka The Child) merch. It's been a few months since we met our favorite 50-year-old, but Disney is moving full speed ahead with new products. And there are finally more Lego sets in the works, including one that has a Baby Yoda Minifigure (a really tiny one).
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Irish leader Varadkar to resign
Irish leader Leo Varadkar has told parliament that he will resign on Thursday night, after suffering a crushing defeat in a parliamentary vote. No clear successor has emerged from the process to lead the country.
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In 'Whistleblower,' Susan Fowler reveals the toll of speaking out against Uber
Her viral blog post on unethical work culture at Uber helped lead to the ouster of CEO Travis Kalanick. Now, she has a book out about her experience.
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Kobe Bryant's legacy in China was indelible
SportsPulse: No other American athlete has left an impact in China the way Kobe Bryant did. As Jeff Zillgitt puts it, Bryant's global ambitions and curiosities were something to admire.       
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Which Galaxy Buds should you get? There's a clear winner
The Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+ look identical. They're the same size and form factor, with the touchpad on the Buds+ perhaps having slightly more shine to them. Which one should you get? Let's take a closer look.
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Wake Forest apologizes for slavery in university’s past
The president of Wake Forest University issued an apology on Thursday for the role of slavery in the school’s past
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5 African-American groundbreakers in the US space program
“Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,” scheduled to air Monday on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the race to get black astronauts into the heavens while fighting for human rights on Earth.
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Firefighters Killed in Calif. Library Fire Allegedly Started By 2 Teens
The Porterville fire chief said all the department's firefighters are off while they deal with their colleagues's deaths
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Review: 'Emma' proves the spirit of Jane Austen never gets old
Directed by Autumn de Wilde and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, this latest version of "Emma," Jane Austen's beloved novel, lives up to its predecessors.
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Everything travelers need to know about novel coronavirus
The spread of novel coronavirus has travelers around the world on edge. Much is still unknown about the outbreak, and health officials are urging caution.
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Finally the Baby Yoda toys we've been waiting for are here
Disney finally lifted the veil on a truck load of new Baby Yoda merchandise Thursday morning, nearly four months after the character debuted on the Disney+ Star Wars series "The Mandalorian."
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Opinion: NFL's proposed move to 17-game schedule, expanded playoffs not what it seems
NFL owners approved a proposal Thursday that includes an expanded playoff field and 17-game schedule, which means more football. And more problems.       
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