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Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted' | Nation / World | journalnow.com
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Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo shows an apartment that was searched by police in connection with an investigation of an attack on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.

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Heather Nauert Backs Away From Seeking U.N. Ambassador Post - TheStreet
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Former Fox News journalist and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has decided not to seek the post of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. "Heather Nauert has performed her duties as a senior member of my team with unequalled excellence," said Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. In a statement released Saturday, Feb. 16, the State Department said that Nauert "withdrew herself from consideration for the nomination" of the post and that President Donald Trump would announce a new nominee soon.

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Intern on first day, grandfather of eight among victims of shooting in Aurora, Illinois
NBC News Top Stories 2 hours ago
He was a father of three and a grandfather of eight, the family said. The five employees of an Illinois manufacturing plant killed when a colleague who had been terminated opened fire included an intern on his first day on the job, a union chairman described as a “gentle giant," and a grandfather of eight. Parks was an alumnus of Northern Illinois University who graduated from its college of business in 2014, she said.

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Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager
The Detroit Newscachedstripped 2 hours ago
The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human resources at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora and attended the fateful meeting where the gunman was fired and then started shooting. The 32-year-old from Elgin, about 20 miles north of Aurora, had just joined Henry Pratt in November 2018 as HR manager responsible for operations in Aurora, Illinois, Hammond, Indiana and Denver, the company said. Jay Wehner said his nephew grew up about 30 miles south of Aurora in Sheridan and was expected to graduate from Northern Illinois University in May with a degree in human resource management.

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NYC mayor says Amazon should have tried to win critics over
The Detroit Newscachedstripped 4 hours ago
Amazon officials joined De Blasio and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November to announce plans to build a $2.5 billion headquarters in Queens. De Blasio and Cuomo said the $2.8 billion in tax breaks and subsidies they were offering Amazon would result in $27 billion in tax revenue. New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon proved its critics right by canceling its planned New York City campus rather than trying to win the critics over.

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NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2019: Hamidou Diallo's soaring dunk over Shaquille O'Neal steals the show - CBSSports.com
CBSSports.com 1 hour ago
Diallo's Superman slam was easily the best of the night. Whether it was the lack of big names, the incredibly high standard set by Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon a few years back or the plethora of failed attempts, the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest felt a little underwhelming. Before going on to win the title, Diallo threw down the best dunk of the night when he jumped over Shaquille O'Neal with his second slam of the first round.

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Church entrusts papal succession role to McCarrick associate - Boston Herald
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But during Farrell's career, he also spent six years very close to McCarrick. Farrell was No. 2 in the archdiocese of Washington when McCarrick took over in 2001, and Farrell remained in that role until 2007. There is link between the defrocking of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the naming of Cardinal Kevin Farrell as chamberlain of the Vatican.

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This emergency declaration must not stand | Editorials | santafenewmexican.com
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It's not simply the lack of an actual emergency that is troubling. “I'm going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said. Thus, the decision to declare a national emergency.

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Headline goes right here plez - Times Union
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Still, they said, his gun was never taken away. Ziman said police were trying to determine why Martin still had a gun. "He was the shooter," said Tameka Martin, Martin's sister.

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Nadav Lapids Synonyms wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest
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A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche chose the movie from a field of 16 competing at the first of the year's major European film festivals. Lapid said as he accepted the award that some in Israel might be "scandalized" by the movie "but for me, the film is also a big celebration -- a celebration, I hope, also of cinema.". BERLIN -- Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday.

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Venezuela's Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in U.S. aid
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Duque on Friday told Guaido he would help ensure that humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela. Several tons of US aid have already arrived in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday, February 16 said he was mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help bring American aid into the country next week as President Nicolas Maduro vowed to strengthen border security and block what he called a US invasion.

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Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Brandon Jones was third in Toyota's debut of the Supra in the Xfinity Series. "I knew I needed him here with Michael Annett.

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Election 2020: Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks Midwest economics in first Iowa campaign visit
The Des Moines Registercachedstripped 3 hours ago
Klobuchar also pitched "heartland economics" when she visited Iowa in December. Other Democrats looking at a 2020 run, including Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have a similar message. Klobuchar touted her goals should she become president - including returning to the international climate agreement, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United's campaign finance decision, and "taking on pharmaceutical companies" to lower drug prices.

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Trump's national emergency sparks strong NH response | National | unionleader.com
New Hampshire Union Leadercachedstripped 5 hours ago
“The ACLU national office will be filing a lawsuit early next week challenging this declaration. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, called upon conservative GOP leaders in Congress to condemn Trump's move. U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-NH, has only been on the job for five weeks and he's already witnessed a shutdown of the federal government, a bipartisan legislative solution to end it and Trump's precedent-setting move to bypass the refusal of Congress to give him enough money for the wall.

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Saudi crown prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince arrives in Pakistan on Sunday, February 16 the start of an Asian tour during which he will seek lucrative contracts and demonstrate he still has allies 5 months after the Khashoggi affair. as the most senior representative of Saudi Arabia beyond the king". Prime Minister Imran Khan has already visited Saudi Arabia twice since coming to power last summer.

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Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists » Albuquerque Journal
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The deal offers Iran sanctions relief for limiting its nuclear program. The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.”. MUNICH - German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Big 12 Men's Basketball Roundup: Dotson, Lawson brothers lead Kansas' rout of WVU
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LAWRENCE, KAN. - Devon Dotson and K.J. Lawson each scored 15 points, and Kansas beat depleted West Virginia 78-53 on Saturday. Dedric Lawson, K.J.'s brother, had 14 points for the Jayhawks (20-6, 9-4 Big 12), who won their third straight as they continue to start four freshmen. Barry Brown had 23 points for the Wildcats, but he didn't get a whole lot of help.

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Jeff Blashill says Filip Hronek will play, develop in return to Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit News 2 hours ago
Philadelphia Flyers' Radko Gudas (3) and Detroit Red Wings' Christoffer Ehn (70) collide during the first period. Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, left, goes flying after trying to check Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers passes the puck as Mike Green of the Detroit Red Wings defends.

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Tennessee Vols vs Kentucky: On Twitter, fans remain positive despite loss
Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)cachedstripped 2 hours ago
UK F PJ Washington wins the tip off during the University of Kentucky mens basketball game against Tennessee at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, February 16, 2019. UK G Tyler Herro grabs a rebound during the University of Kentucky mens basketball game against Tennessee at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, February 16, 2019. UK G Ashton Hagans passes the ball during the University of Kentucky mens basketball game against Tennessee at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

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'Hamilton' performance turns to chaos after audience mistook medical emergency for shooting | Nation / World | journalno...
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SAN FRANCISCO - Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. City Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said a woman had a heart attack during the Friday night performance and someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating an alarm as theatrical gunfire went off during the show's duel scene. Three people were injured as panicked audience members rushed out of the theater.

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'Vice,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Win Top Awards from Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild
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The makeup and hair artists who transformed Christian Bale into Dick Cheney in “Vice” won two awards on Saturday night at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, leading all films. On the television side, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took two awards, while “Dancing With the Stars,” “Westworld,” “King Lear,” “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” and “Cocaine Godmother” won single awards. (The MUAHS Awards hyphenates make-up and uses two words for hair styling, while the Oscars treats them both as single words.).

Bellevue bakery plant was damaged by fire | Public Safety | omaha.com
The Omaha World-Heraldcachedstripped 26 minutes ago
Fire damaged a Bellevue bakery plant Saturday night. Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. Firefighters from Bellevue and Omaha responded to the blaze at Bimbo Bakeries, 1310 Fort Crook Road North, reported at 8:46 p.m.