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Slow Police Response and Chaos Contributed to Parkland Massacre, Report Finds
Oldest Institution of Southern Baptist Convention Reveals Past Ties to Slavery
3 People Are Rescued After Days in Abandoned Coal Mine in West Virginia
How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?
2 Nuns Suspected in $500,000 Theft From Catholic School Had a Taste for Gambling, Church Says
Tennessee Earthquake, Strongest in Decades, Jolts Homes in the Region and Atlanta
How Professionals of Color Say They Counter Bias at Work
Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management
How an American-Funded Broadcaster Targeted George Soros
News Analysis: Trump’s Intervention in Huawei Case Would Be Legal, but Bad Precedent, Experts Say
SpaceX May Be New Barrier for Trump’s Border Wall
Voices That Resonate on Criminal Justice Know About Life Behind Bars
What Pelosi Has Promised to Win Speaker Votes
Negotiators Strike Deal to Tighten Sexual Harassment Rules on Capitol Hill
Melvin Dummar, 74, Who Claimed Howard Hughes Left Him Millions, Dies
‘Amazon Has Got to Go,’ Protesters Tell Executives
Cohen Sentencing, Brexit, China Trade: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
America’s Most Hazardous Volcano Erupted This Year. Then It Erupted and Erupted.
North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District
D.E.A. Agent in Illinois Is Charged With Helping Drug Gang in Puerto Rico
Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Keckly, Dressmaker and Confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln
State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School
He Lost His Best Friend. Then He Set His Sights on the Perfect Christmas Gift.
Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Takes Step Toward a Presidential Run
Tom Steyer Seeks Aides for Possible 2020 Run — in Anonymous LinkedIn Ad
Cohen Leaves Court After Sentencing
While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad
National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants
Pelosi and Dissident Democrats Reach Deal to Limit Her Speakership to 4 Years
More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both
California Today: California Today: ‘Why Is California Not Polarized?’ Ask the State’s Chief Justice
Theresa May, Strasbourg, Nancy Pelosi:Your Wednesday Briefing
North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too
On Washington: Playing by His Own Rules, Trump Flips the Shutdown Script
State Courts Become Battleground Over Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Policy
Trump to Steer More Money to ‘Opportunity Zones’
Feature: He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There.


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Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

ANKARA, Turkey — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, officials and news reports said.

The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of...


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Another Canadian snatched in China; Trump offers to intervene, Canada says no thanks

A second Canadian expat has gone missing in China, and diplomatic experts are certain that he too has been snatched by the Chinese government in retaliation for the arrest of a topflight executive.

China confirmed on Thursday (Wednesday in North America) that Spavor was “being investigated in China...


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Hero passenger helps woman having seizures aboard Houston-Cincinnati flight

While some passengers questioned why a United Airlines flight didn’t land when a woman started having seizures, the medical personnel onboard — including the man who helped her — said continuing to their destination was the right decision.

United flight 3466, operated by Republic Airline, was just...


Published: Yesterday
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Son discovers dad's remains in basement 57 years after disappearance

Some family secrets are crammed into closets, but for the Carroll family of Lake Grove, N.Y., theirs was buried in the basement.

The remains of George Carroll, who went missing in 1961, were uncovered Oct. 30 in the Long Island basement of his family home. Autopsy results confirmed Carroll’s identity...


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Even Melania Trump can't stop the President from tweeting

Melania Trump clearly doesn’t have much authority in her marriage.

The First Lady admitted to Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday night that even she can’t keep President Trump off Twitter, no matter how hard she tries.

“I don’t agree with his tone sometimes and I tell him that,” she told the host....


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Sports Headlines

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Mets GM weighs outfield options and Yoenis Cespedes' future

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen confirmed reports that he met with outfielder Adam Jones.

The Mets are looking for a right-handed hitting center fielder, but it’s a much lower priority than upgrading behind the plate because they already have Juan Lagares.

“We have a really good defender...

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Yankees fallback pitching option signs elsewhere amid J.A. Happ deal

Another mid-season Yankees acquisition is cashing in on the open market.

Pitcher Lance Lynn agreed to a three-year deal, worth $30 million with the Rangers on Wednesday, MLB.com reports, taking the righty off the Yankees list of fallback pitching options.

Lynn, 31, could have served as a last-ditch...

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Source: Yankees, J.A. Happ finalizing contract and latest Noah Syndergaard, Corey Kluber trade talk

LAS VEGAS — In the final working hours of the annual MLB Winter Meetings, the Yankees were finalizing a two-year deal to bring veteran lefty J.A. Happ back into the fold, a team source confirmed to the News.

The deal, which includes a vesting option, is pending a physical, the source said. The...

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Yankees not ruling Bryce Harper out as Evil Empire mentality may win out

LAS VEGAS — Cue the Darth Vader music and dust off the old Evil Empire Strikes Back headlines.

Brian Cashman not only refused to push back against agent Scott Boras’ prediction that the Yankees would eventually cave and chase free agent slugger Bryce Harper, but he also likened the organization...

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Knicks late blunder extremely costly in loss to Cavs

CLEVELAND — The Knicks rally came up short.

Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 113-106 on Wednesday — all after squandering a 22-point lead.

Hood put the Cavaliers in front 107-106 with...

Published: Yesterday

US News

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Brooklyn man shot in the chest identified his killer before he died: cops

A man shot near his Brooklyn home pointed out his killer before he died, police said Wednesday.

Mohammed Grine, 23, identified 23-year-old James Raccagna as the alleged assailant, who was still on the scene of the fatal shooting when cops arrived at 20th Ave. near Shore Parkway Sunday night. Police...

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Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

ANKARA, Turkey — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, officials and news reports said.

The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of...

Published: Today
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Mets GM weighs outfield options and Yoenis Cespedes' future

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen confirmed reports that he met with outfielder Adam Jones.

The Mets are looking for a right-handed hitting center fielder, but it’s a much lower priority than upgrading behind the plate because they already have Juan Lagares.

“We have a really good defender...

Published: Today
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Yankees fallback pitching option signs elsewhere amid J.A. Happ deal

Another mid-season Yankees acquisition is cashing in on the open market.

Pitcher Lance Lynn agreed to a three-year deal, worth $30 million with the Rangers on Wednesday, MLB.com reports, taking the righty off the Yankees list of fallback pitching options.

Lynn, 31, could have served as a last-ditch...

Published: Today
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Daily Horoscope: December 13, 2018

Via Tarot Astrologers

General Horoscope for December 13, 2018

Discerning the facts may be problematic today as fantasies flow freely. Fortunately, our imaginations are a rich source of treasures once the Moon slips into dreamy Pisces at 7:39 am EST. Although we might feel disoriented at first,...

Published: Today

Entertainment

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'Sesame Street' to introduce first homeless Muppet

“Sesame Street” announced Wednesday that the beloved children’s show will tackle the topic of homelessness with the very first homeless Muppet.

The pink-felted, 7-year-old Lily was first introduced in 2011 to help viewers understand hunger and food insecurity, but a new series of videos will explore...

Published: Yesterday
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Netflix reveals its most binged shows of 2018

Murders, mayhem and mischief — oh my!

That was the general theme of Netflix’s most binged shows this year. The streaming service, which is notoriously tight-lipped about its audience data, revealed the data Tuesday.

Topping the list at No. 1 was teen dramedy “On My Block,” which follows the lives...

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'Jurassic Park,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'The Shining' among new additions to National Film Registry

The Jurassic Age has entered the Golden Age of film.

Some of the most thrilling, frightening and ground-breaking movies in the history of cinema are set to be immortalized within the The National Film Registry.

“Jurassic Park,” (1993) “The Shining” (1980) and “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) are among...

Published: Yesterday
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'A Star Is Born,' 'BlacKkKlansman' among most nominated for SAG Awards

“A Star Is Born” continues to hit a high note with award-show voters.

The musical blockbuster was among the most-recognized films during Wednesday’s announcement of the 2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations, as it was named a finalist in the outstanding performance by a cast in a motion...

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Female-led movies outperform male-led films at box office, study reveals

Girl power!

Female-led movies do better at the box office than films centering on male leads, regardless of the size of the budget, a new study revealed.

Based on research by the talent agency CAA and the tech company shift7, the study found that movies with a woman as the top-billed cast member...

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Business

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The Shift: Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.
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Tech Fix: Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

Products that we enjoy continue to create privacy, misinformation and workplace issues. We can do better at getting the industry to do better.
Published: Yesterday
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A Weakened China Tries a Different Approach With the U.S.: Treading Lightly

Hobbled by a slowing economy, the Chinese government has opted for a measured response to the arrest of a Huawei executive.
Published: Yesterday
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Amazon Went to City Hall. Things Got Loud, Quickly.

Two Amazon executives faced jeers and pointed questions during three hours of testimony at a hearing about the plan to build a new outpost in Queens.
Published: Yesterday
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High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave to Amazon

The city and state sent loads of data to Amazon during its search for a new headquarters, offering a peek into the valuable information the company collected during the process.
Published: Yesterday

Science-Technology

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America’s Most Hazardous Volcano Erupted This Year. Then It Erupted and Erupted.

A landmark study unspools a timeline of the most destructive eruption in recorded history of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.
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It Could Be the Age of the Chicken, Geologically

With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.
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ScienceTake: Geckos Can Run on Water

A small lizard is among the elite group of animals that race across the surface of water.
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It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite

Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.
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Women in Rare Company Accept Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry

“It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,” said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.
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Politics

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While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad

Ethics experts say Rudolph W. Giuliani risks blurring lines by seeking contracts with foreign governments even as he remains President Trump’s personal lawyer.
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Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I.

President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.
Published: Yesterday
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Pelosi and Dissident Democrats Reach Deal to Limit Her Speakership to 4 Years

The agreement, which if adopted by House Democrats would also bind the party’s other two top leaders, almost certainly clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to be elected speaker next month.
Published: Yesterday
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Trump’s Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate

Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.
Published: Yesterday
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Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management

The agency that oversees Voice of America and other government broadcasting has endured a series of recent scandals. Soon, a Trump appointee will take over.
Published: Yesterday

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