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CPAC: French Far-Right’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to Address GOP Leaders

Newsweek 02/20/18 06:29

Critics have denounced CPAC for inviting the politician, renowned for her anti-Islam and anti-immigrant views.

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Having a Sibling Can Make You More Empathic, New Research Shows

Newsweek 02/20/18 06:41

In a new study, we were able to remove the influence of parents.

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Face of Trump Dating Site Dropped After His Child Sex Conviction Resurfaces

Newsweek 02/20/18 06:49

Barrett Riddleberger was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor after filming a sex tape with a 15-year-old girl in 1995.

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Roster rundown: Tarik Cohen provided needed spark on special teams

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 07:00

The Bears got a real boost in the return game from rookie running back Tarik Cohen in 2017 but the kicking game remained a jumbled mess in Year 2 without Robbie Gould. All of the team's specialis...

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Bellemore review: Papadopoulos finally gets to cook with 'head, heart and soul'

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 07:00

Jimmy Papadopoulos' food echoes Bellemore's restored elegance, beginning with his oyster pie, which probably is destined to become Chicago's dish of 2018.

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Sorry Elizabeth Swaney, Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 07:05

Plucky underdogs like Eddie the Eagle, a bespectacled daredevil flinging himself off the ski jump, and Eric the Eel, flailing desperately to stay above water at the Olympic pool, aren't that char...

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Litecoin is surging after 'litecoin cash' forks

Business Insider 02/20/18 07:15

Litecoin cash officially split from litecoin on Sunday.  Both litecoin and the new cryptocurrency are up Tuesday, but have no relation in anything ot...

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High school student develops 'JustinKase' tool that could save lives during a school shooting

USATODAY 02/20/18 04:47

A Wisconsin high school student was inspired by horrific school shootings to invent something that could save lives.

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Robert Reich: Americans Have Three Choices When It Comes to Trump

Alternet 02/20/18 06:46

Democracy is incredibly fragile, and it requires all of us to protect it. First, you can complain. Yell. Bang on the dinner table. Tell your family and friends the man is a dangerous fool. Explode eve...

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Canadians Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win ice dance for 3rd Olympic gold

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 06:50

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance.

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Gap Brand CEO Jeff Kirwan to leave retailer

Reuters 02/20/18 07:06

Gap Inc (GPS.N) said on Tuesday that Jeff Kirwan, president and chief executive of its eponymous brand will leave the apparel retailer.

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The Navy will offer some sailors $100,000 to stay in uniform

Business Insider 02/20/18 07:09

The sailors eligible for the extra cash include explosive-ordnance personnel and special operators.

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Seventh grader shoots self at Missouri middle school

Raw Story 02/20/18 07:05

A seventh-grade student reportedly shot himself at a school in Massillon, Missouri on Tuesday. WKYC reported that the self-inflicted shooting happened around 7:15 a.m. at Jackson Middle School. The sc...

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R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30K unpaid rent

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 06:55

Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

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How to Use Reddit to Build Up Your Professional Credibility

Inc. 02/20/18 06:56

Think of the social site as more of a giant networking community with its own peculiar rules, rather than just some marketing tool.

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Keeping Up With Difficult Changes at Work Comes Down to 3 Steps

Inc. 02/20/18 07:00

Dont cut the change process short. Instead, set aside time to reflect and prepare for future change.

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Land Securities gets planning permission for Deutsche Bank London HQ

Reuters 02/20/18 06:55

Land Securities (LAND.L), the developer for Deutsche Banks (DBKGn.DE) new UK headquarters, said on Tuesday it had secured a revised planning permission for the proposed development in the heart of Lon...

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Home Depot's earnings powered by strong U.S. housing market

Reuters 02/20/18 06:58

Home Depot Incs (HD.N) profit and revenue beat market estimates for the sixth straight quarter as more shoppers visited the No.1 U.S. home improvement chain and, on an average, spent more in an improv...

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Catty Olympics Fans Rejoice

Slate 02/20/18 07:00

Let's devour this Russian skater beef like it's filet mignon.

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H-1B visas: How the Trump administration is ‘freaking people out’

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:00

The increased scrutiny of H-1B visa applications is creating a legal headache for immigration lawyers, employers and workers.

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Miss Manners: Is nothing considered private anymore?

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:00

Plus: I run an employment firm and the applicants are getting ruder.

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Social media has changed the game for NBA players

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:00

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Stephen Curry has a rule with Twitter. Before he sends a tweet, he’ll re-read it at least once. ̶...

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Carolyn Hax: What do I do when one of my toddlers is 50?

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:00

Mom says she's here to help, but she's just causing more trouble.

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Ask Amy: Year after year they invite us, but we’re never going to go

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:00

Plus: Slapping a vest on them doesn't make any old dog a therapy dog.

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Southern California freeway may dedicate a lane for electric vehicles – and charge them while they travel

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 07:02

Metro is considering adding an electric-charging lane on the 710 Freeway. Is this even feasible?

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'Loveless' takes a deep dive into how dispiriting the unraveling of family can be

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

There is a moment in Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” where a boy, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov), tries to keep quiet hiding behind a door as he sobs over the argument his parents are having in the othe...

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'Logan' director James Mangold on writing a superhero film without the trappings of the genre

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Several years ago, after completing work on “The Wolverine,” Hugh Jackman and I found ourselves facing the prospect of making one final film about this character. It would be Hugh’s last after a 1...

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'Annihilation' author Jeff VanderMeer prepares for his 'weird fiction' to go Hollywood

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

The bestselling "Area X" trilogy made Jeff VanderMeer America's foremost purveyor of "weird fiction." Now, with his novel "Annihilation" being released as a movie starring Natalie Portman, the wri...

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Many of this year's Oscar nominees spotlight struggling working-class heroes

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

We’ve seen “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and even the poverty of this season’s “Mudbound,” films in which the main characters struggle simply to survive financially. But Hollywood r...

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The Oscar acting races are locked ... probably

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney have all won Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and countless other prizes and gewgaws in the weeks leading up to the Oscars....

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Documentary 'Abacus' examines a reluctance to prosecute big banks, in favor of targeting the little guy

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Steve James does not hold grudges. The fact that his wildly acclaimed 1994 film “Hoop Dreams” was not nominated for a documentary feature Oscar — one of the most controversial omissions in the his...

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Jonny Greenwood shifts gears from contemporary to 'sincerely romantic' for 'Phantom Thread' score

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

The first piece of music in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is a bed of icy notes, full of friction. Ah, yes, you think — this is a Jonny Greenwood score. But then a lush, romantic piece f...

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California legislation aims to increase rooftop solar in cities

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00



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Eight teams and 1,190 shots go into 'Blade Runner 2049's' visual effects

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

John Nelson recalls his first reaction when he was asked to be the visual effects supervisor for “Blade Runner 2049.” “I told them, ‘You’ve got to be ... kidding me!’ Ridley Scott’s original ‘Blad...

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There's a moment in most great performances that tears your heart out — here are 10

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Of course, it takes a fully realized performance to win an Academy Award, but sometimes it takes just a single scene to win the heart of an audience member — or an Oscar voter. But which scene is ...

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The musical view from Mexico and Bali (by way of Northridge and Santa Monica)

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

How do cultures on opposite sides of the planet interpret the Earth and its mythology? A notebook comparing the mariachi opera "To Cross the Face of the Moon" and the elaborate gamelan/dance produ...

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Sufjan Stevens captured the essence of 'Call Me by Your Name' before he even saw the film

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Near the end of “Call Me by Your Name,” as the story’s two young lovers become utterly liberated — climbing sun-soaked Italian hills next to a roaring waterfall, reveling in their romance — the wi...

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Denzel Washington follows in Jack Lemmon's footsteps when it comes to the Oscars

LA Times 02/20/18 07:00

Denzel Washington, Oscar-nominated for the title role in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” has an Academy Awards profile that parallels Jack Lemmon's in many ways. Here’s a by-the-numbers rundown: 2, 8 – N...

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Donald Trump Jr. is in India to help sell luxury apartments

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:50

Newspaper ads promise that buyers who order apartments by Thursday will get "a conversation and dinner" with Trump Jr.

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Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:55

Dallas council member says the May 2018 NRA convention is not appropriate in light of Florida school shooting and other gun-related events in the city.

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Niece of French far-right leader to speak at US conservative event

Digital Journal 02/20/18 06:50

The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a hardliner tipped as a possible future leader of the anti-immigrant National Front, will share a stage this week with President Donald Trump and ot...

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What are the Blackhawks' young players actually learning from the untradable veterans?

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 06:40

This season was supposed to be about redemption, not rebuilding, but that's where the Blackhawks are. Like that, their young players are learning how to lose. They're learning more futility ...

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Off topic: Bacon bookmarks, $300 chocolate, George Washington, negative online reviews

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 06:54

“Grandfather’s revolutionary war pay,” fried bacon, suicide notes… and other things found pressed between the pages of old books. Selling a $300 chocolate bar includes telling ...

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Uber Eats driver charged with murder in the shooting death of a customer, police say

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 06:56

An Uber Eats driver has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a customer Saturday in Atlanta.

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Trump again faults Obama over Russian election meddling

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:31

Another day, another presidential attack on the Russia investigation - and on Obama.

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Poll: Most blame Congress, Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings

CNN.com 02/20/18 06:29

A majority of Americans blame Congress and President Donald Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds.
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Ex-GOP rep.: Dems coaching the survivors

CNN.com 02/20/18 06:42

Former Republican Congressman Jack Kingston questions whether teens who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting can plan a nationwide anti-gun rally, saying Democratic groups are behind the ef...
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Don Jr. pushed dad to keep AR-15s legal while they both watched Parkland teen survivors speaking out on TV

Raw Story 02/20/18 06:45

President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., urged his dad not to cave in to calls for gun control as both men watched teens who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida call for action on ...

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Flying high on the taxpayer’s dime

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 05:00

EPA chief Scott Pruitt flies first class so no one hurts his feelings.

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North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 06:29

North Korea is quietly expanding both the scope and sophistication of its cyberweaponry, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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For Career Success Don't Do What Mark Cuban Says, Do These 3 Things Instead

Inc. 02/20/18 06:32

The key to work success is a Venn Diagram. Do work that you love, at which you excel, and thats so valuable to others that you can get paid enough to meet your financial goals.

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11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Inc. 02/20/18 06:34

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.

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Science Says These Networking Mistakes Will Leave You Feeling 'Dirty'

Inc. 02/20/18 06:36

You dont have to compromise your values to build a powerful network.

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4 Pieces of Advice to Be a Successful 20-Something Entrepreneur

Inc. 02/20/18 06:36

Statistically, founding a startup is tough--especially for younger entrepreneurs. Here are four tips to help younger founders get there.

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Qualcomm gets hedge fund nod with raised offer for NXP

Reuters 02/20/18 06:31

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) raised its offer to buy NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O) to $127.50 per share on Tuesday, and said it has the backing of the shareholder group led by hedge fund Elli...

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The world's first major city at risk of running out of water has pushed back its 'Day Zero' for the third time — in an apparent sign their strategy is working

Business Insider 02/20/18 06:34

The city, one of South Africa's largest, is on a strict water rationing regime - that appears to be working.

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Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

SFGate 02/20/18 06:24

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-...

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Radiohead Plot U.S. Summer Tour

Rolling Stone 02/20/18 06:44

Radiohead will perform in the U.S. and Canada in July.

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Top Stories: More Women Seek Office; Trump Backs Romney Senate Run

NPR 02/20/18 06:44

Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.

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NRA brushes aside criticism of holding convention in Dallas

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:15

Dallas council member says the May 2018 NRA convention is not appropriate in light of Florida school shooting and other gun-related events in the city.

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German army facing 'big gaps' as spending cuts bite

Digital Journal 02/20/18 06:30

Germanys armed forces are being pushed beyond their limits as Berlin makes greater international commitments while failing to invest in and reform the military, according to a report published Tuesday...

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Trump is dragging Obama for 'failures' in dealing with Russia's election meddling and Putin

Business Insider 02/20/18 06:28

In fall 2016, former President Barack Obama addressed then-candidate Donald Trump's claims the election was rigged against him, telling him to stop complaining.

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Girls' basketball: Monday's Southern Section playoff scores

LA Times 02/20/18 06:28



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Essential California: Trump still at war with state over earthquake early warning system

LA Times 02/20/18 06:30

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES The Trump administration’s budget proposal relea...

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Walmart online sales slip in fourth quarter

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:29

Walmart reports an uptick in ecommerce sales, but slip from third quarter

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Facebook looks to snail mail to confirm ad buyers are American - CNET

CNET 02/20/18 05:48

Could postcards save Facebook from electoral meddling?

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Samsung Galaxy S9 will blow away the phone field at MWC - CNET

CNET 02/20/18 06:05

The S9 is the sole headliner of the Mobile World Congress trade show, with LG, Huawei and HTC among the big players holding back their best phones for later.

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White House Official Blasted for Calling Florida Shooting a 'Reprieve' From West Wing Scandals

Newsweek 02/20/18 05:40

The anonymous aide's comments were torn apart on Twitter.

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This Country Is Changing Its Stalin-imposed Alphabet After 80 Years

Newsweek 02/20/18 05:42

Kazakhstan was one of the last countries to keep the controversial alphabet ordered by Russia.

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Rare Einstein Letter Thanking American Who Helped Jews Escape Holocaust Emerges in Chicago

Newsweek 02/20/18 05:43

The letter, which could be worth thousands, has been locked away in a safety deposit box for half a century.

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Plants Appeared on Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought

Newsweek 02/20/18 06:06

The advent of land plants changed the planet forever.

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Strippers and Pole Dancing at Funerals Faces New Crackdown in China

Newsweek 02/20/18 06:20

It's China's latest move in a long-standing war against funeral strippers.

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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 06:11

The privately held owner of Jewel-Osco is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.

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These 3 Businesses Do the Right Thing--and it Pays Off. Here's How

Inc. 02/20/18 06:18

Placing principle over profits can lead to dedicated employees and customer loyalty.

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Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

Reuters 02/20/18 06:11

Retail behemoth Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares slu...

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A British Airways pilot shared footage of his stunning descent into Vancouver at sunset

Business Insider 02/20/18 06:14

The footage is filmed from the perspective of the cockpit and shows how pilots negotiate the complex manoeuvre.

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Walmart tumbles after online sales growth slows (WMT)

Business Insider 02/20/18 06:21

Walmart is down more than 6% Tuesday morning after reporting disappointing earnings.     The worlds largest retailer reported adjusted ear...

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Is India’s government ‘snubbing’ Canada’s Justin Trudeau?

The Washington Post 02/20/18 05:27

Trudeau may be getting a chilly reception because of Indian perceptions that he favors the Sikh community, which has a major diaspora in Canada.

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Lucky Charms is retiring one of its marshmallows to add a unicorn

USATODAY 02/20/18 06:12

Goodbye to the hourglass. Adding the unicorn marks the first time in 10 years General Mills has introduced a new marshmallow shape.

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Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute

Wall Street Journal 02/19/18 14:26

A turf battle is breaking out in the Republican Party over which agencies should have a say in writing new regulations stemming from last year's landmark tax legislation.

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Household Debt Is Rising Quickly Around the Globe

Wall Street Journal 02/19/18 08:37

A decade after household debt burdens contributed to a crisis in the U.S. and EU, a new crop of economies face high and still rising household debt burdens. Will Switzerland, Australia, Canada and oth...

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Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith Announce First Tour as Duo

Rolling Stone 02/20/18 06:11

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees are touring this summer as a duo, performing songs from entire Monkees catalog.

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Britain in a stir over accusation that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a Cold War 'asset' for Czech spies

The Washington Post 02/20/18 05:17

The claim was dismissed as 'ridiculous' by Corbyn and debunked by Czech officials. Yet the ripples go on.

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Albertsons to buy the rest of Rite Aid amid online pressures

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 06:12

The deal comes amid a broader reshuffling of the U.S. pharmacy market, with retailers like Walmart seeking to play a bigger role amid the prospect of online giant Amazon.com entering the health-supply...

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A Star Is Born: Sidney Poitier turns 91 today

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00



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Today: The Mueller Deputy Who Could Interview Trump

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00

A top prosecutor in the Russia investigation has a hard-charging reputation — some say too hard. TOP STORIES The Mueller Deputy Who Could Interview Trump Andrew Weissmann is a veteran federal pros...

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Oscar-nominated live-action short films capture dark moments of the past and sparks of the imagination

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00

Want to see five of the best Oscar-nominated films this year in less than two hours? Catch the Short Film (Live Action) entries at Nuart Theatre by Feb. 22, showcasing talent from around the globe...

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Racing! Another Southern Californian impresses on Derby trail

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00

Horse racing newsletter

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Trump again seeks to end funding for earthquake early warning system

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00

While Mexico City got a warning before last week's earthquake, California still lacks an earthquake early warning system. And the latest budget proposal by President Trump seeks to end funding for...

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The Hangtown Fry is a Placerville legend. It's 'disgusting,' the cooks agree. Enjoy

LA Times 02/20/18 06:00

The signature dish at the Buttercup Pantry comes with a disclaimer on the menu. EAT THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, SOME DO AND SOME DON’T. Feeling hungry? Or, more l...

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Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Raw Story 02/20/18 05:53

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 — a month later than last forecast. But Cape...

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Russian indictments show Mueller moving much faster than expected — and hackers could fall next

Raw Story 02/20/18 05:58

The special counsel probe of Trump campaign ties to Russia is moving much faster than expected. Sources familiar with the investigation told Axios that Robert Mueller’s team of investigators cou...

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Watch: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota calls BS on Jack Kingston’s claim that Parkland teens are left-wing pawns

Raw Story 02/20/18 06:00

Former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was brutally smacked down on CNN Tuesday after claiming that the teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were coerced by the left-wing crusade against guns. In...

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Brexit minister promises no 'Mad Max dystopia'

Digital Journal 02/20/18 06:00

Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary said Tuesday.

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I've Decided That Working on my Handwriting is the Answer

Inc. 02/20/18 06:00

Im going to spend 12 months focusing on handwriting to give my brain some support.

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Your Stuff vs. My Stuff

Slate 02/20/18 06:00

Every time we fight, we're replaying an old argument that started over decorating our first apartment together.

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Count the Americans out? No way, says Mirai Nagasu

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 06:00

Three Americans have an uphill climb to the medal stand in a stacked field as women's figure skating begins Wednesday.

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Fremont’s Karen Chen is ready to ‘man up’ in her Olympic debut

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 06:00

Fremont's Karen Chen is hoping a week of training away from the chaos of the Olympics will help her showcase her talent.

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Bacterial sex: the promiscuous process driving antibiotic resistance

Raw Story 02/20/18 05:31

Formidable sexual promiscuity. That’s not the teaser for a pornographic video but a serious health threat that humans face. It’s the term microbiologists use to describe bacterial sex, the...

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Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

Digital Journal 02/20/18 05:50

Libyas coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.

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98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb, activists say

Chicago Tribune 02/20/18 05:05

It was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.

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Albertsons is buying Rite Aid in a cash-and-stock deal (RAD, ABS)

Business Insider 02/20/18 05:51

Rite Aid shares rose as much as 31 percent in premarket trading and were set to open at more than a five-month high of $2.80.

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R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30,000 unpaid rent

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 05:55

Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

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Cougar caught on camera looking through window into Wisconsin home

USATODAY 02/20/18 04:34

A 50-pound cougar was caught on surveillance video strolling up to a home in the Milwaukee suburbs and peeking through the window.

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States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes

USATODAY 02/20/18 05:00

No state tax code is identical and, largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state.

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Telugu 'Text Bomb' Will Crash Your iPhone in Seconds—Here's How to Fix It

Newsweek 02/20/18 05:16

A ‘text bomb' wreaked havoc last week by causing Apple devices to crash. Here's how to stop it.

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N. Korea cyber threat 'more aggressive than China': US firm

Digital Journal 02/20/18 05:40

North Korean hackers are becoming more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts, a leading US cybersecurity firm warned Tuesday, as it identified a Pyongyang-linked group as an "advanced persis...

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Poland illegally logged in ancient forest: EU court advisor

Digital Journal 02/20/18 05:40

Polands rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europes last primeval forests, the legal advisor to the EUs top court said Tuesday, setting up a new clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

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Airbus sees no demand for bigger A350 for now

Reuters 02/20/18 05:33

Airbus (AIR.PA) is not planning a larger A350 jet and will focus on developing existing versions of the widebody aircraft, an executive said on Tuesday.

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Home Depot's profit, sales top estimates on higher traffic, spending

Reuters 02/20/18 05:32

Home Depot Incs (HD.N) profit beat market estimates for the sixth straight quarter on Tuesday as more shoppers visited the No.1 U.S. home improvement chain and spent more on average amid an improving ...

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Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in cash-and-stock deal

Reuters 02/20/18 05:41

U.S. grocery chain operator Albertsons Companies Inc said on Tuesday it would buy drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) in a cash-and-stock deal to create a company with $83 billion in revenue.

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Walmart worries, bond yields threaten six-day winning streak

Reuters 02/20/18 05:34

U.S. stock index futures fell more than half a percent as Wall Street returned from a long holiday weekend on Tuesday, a rise in bond yields and underwhelming results from Walmart halting a six-day wi...

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There's a good reason why the royals almost always carry a clutch bag

Business Insider 02/20/18 05:43

Is it to avoid awkward situations?

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Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

SFGate 02/19/18 23:02

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain. "I don't like taking pain medication. ...

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Why Trump might bend nuclear security rules to help Saudi Arabia build reactors in the desert

The Washington Post 02/20/18 04:47

Trump faces choice between promoting U.S. companies and fighting nuclear proliferation.

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Locals call Boko Haram 'slave raiders.' Here's what that means, and why it matters.

The Washington Post 02/20/18 04:47

They're following in a long tradition of smugglers, Islamist militants and slave traders.

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North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report

The Washington Post 02/20/18 04:47

After ransomware and Sony attacks, North Korean hackers are exploiting “zero day” holes in security systems.

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One of the bloodiest attacks of Syria’s war kills over 100 in a rebel-held Damascus suburb

The Washington Post 02/20/18 04:47

Many of the victims were children who died in their homes as warplanes pounded the rebel held district of eastern Ghouta

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Russian Curler's 'B' Sample Confirms Doping Result; Bronze Medal In Jeopardy

NPR 02/20/18 05:40

"We express our sincere regret over the fact of this incident," the Olympic Athletes from Russia team says. The team says it will investigate, to see how a banned drug came to be in his syst...

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Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, poll

San Jose Mercury News 02/20/18 05:39

More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Donald Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing t...

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Montgomery County teenager allegedly set her dad up to be carjacked

Raw Story 02/20/18 05:26

17-year-old Susan Maria Mize of Montgomery County was taken into custody following her father’s carjacking for allegedly setting the whole thing up. According to KPRC, Mize and her father were …...

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Donald Trump Jr. likes tweet smearing teen Parkland shooting survivor as an FBI stooge

Raw Story 02/20/18 05:27

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday signaled his approval of a new conspiracy theory that accuses a teenager who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of being part of a plot to cover ...

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Germany's crisis-hit SPD starts ballot on Merkel coalition

Digital Journal 02/20/18 05:30

Germanys Social Democrats started a membership ballot Tuesday on whether to again govern under Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives after an opinion poll showed them trailing the far-right AfD for ...

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The 1 Question You Must Ask Before You Fire Someone

Inc. 02/20/18 05:30

Does Your Employee Know They Are About to be Fired?

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Walmart profit misses view in holiday quarter, online sales slow

Reuters 02/20/18 05:21

Retail behemoth Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares dow...

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Qualcomm raises offer for NXP, Elliott backs new bid

Reuters 02/20/18 05:28

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) raised its offer to buy NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O) to $127.50 per share on Tuesday, and said it now has the backing of the shareholder group led by Elliott Ma...

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Opposition figure says Assad, Iran, and Russia are committing 'a new Holocaust' in Syria

Business Insider 02/20/18 05:28

Alloush added that "a new Holocaust is being committed by the dirtiest regime on earth."

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Annihliation Co-Composer Ben Salisbury Explains How That Weird Little Melody Wound Up in the Film’s Trailer

Slate 02/20/18 05:33

For starters, it has a name.

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What Is Umbilicoplasty? The Rise of Belly Button Surgery

Newsweek 02/20/18 04:35

Selfie culture has sparked the rise of belly button surgery, according to a plastic surgeon

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