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Wisconsin father sets new pushup world record to raise money for family of fallen first responders

A Wisconsin father of three accomplished one of his greatest goals – completing 1,500,231 push-ups to set a new world record for most push-ups done in a year. The best part though? It was all to raise money for the families of fallen first responders.

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United Airlines Says It Wants 50% Of Pilots Trained In Next Decade To Be Women Or People Of Color

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it would increase the number of women and people of color who become pilots, setting a goal for 50% of the 5,000

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Fact Check: Did Military Play 'Hit the Road Jack' Outside White House on Trump's Last Day?

On Donald Trump's last day as president, social media was full of memes and posts to mark the end of his term.

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Closed California versus open Florida, who is outperforming the other?

Nearly a year since COVID-19 first touched the United States, California, and Florida – both of which have responded to the pandemic in their own ways – are yielding vastly different results.

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FTC and State AGs v. Facebook: Monopolization Law Faces Biggest Challenge in Decades

The FTC and attorneys general of 48 states recently filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook for allegedly monopolizing the “personal social network services” market. Jonathan Rubin and Jennifer M. Oliver, partners at MoginRubin LLP, say the agencies wil

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Another Big Apple icon killed by COVID: Historic 21 Club to close amid the pandemic

The five story restaurant - located in Midtown Manhattan - reportedly told its 148 employees that they have ceased operations for the foreseeable future and will be terminated by March.

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John le Carre, U.K. Author of Cold War Spy Novels, Dies at 89

John le Carre, the British novelist who captured the cloak-and-dagger intrigue of Cold War espionage in best-selling books such as “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” has died. He was 89.

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Several officers wounded in shootout with ambush suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several police officers were wounded Thursday in separate shootouts with a man suspected of ambushing and seriously injuring a deputy a day earlier. The suspect was “secured and...

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They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.

Inside the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a man who had served as a jailer to Hitler’s top aide. A man who had rescued Japanese kamikaze pilots from the sea. A man who carried memories of a concentration camp.

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Americans could start receiving stimulus checks starting on April 9

Stimulus checks to arrive by April 15 for millions of taxpayers. A new portal where some can supply direct deposit information could be out next week.

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Trump announces 30-day extension of coronavirus guidelines

That's well past the president's Easter target to re-open parts of the country.

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Coroanvirus: Holland recalls 600,000 masks imported from China - Business Insider

The Dutch Ministry of Health said on Saturday that it asked hospitals to return 600,000 face masks after they failed to meet safety requirements.

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Capital One announces hack affecting 106 million U.S. and Canadian customers | VentureBeat

Capital One said that personal information of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker.

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MS-13 gang's bloody reign of terror in San Fernando Valley leaves residents horrified - Los Angeles Times

A federal indictment detailing killings by the MS-13 gang's Fulton clique shows the Central American gang's bloody tactics could be escalating in the Valley.

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Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89 | Dallas News

Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, renowned patriot and two-time independent candidate for U.S. president, has died after a five-month battle with...

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Jussie Smollett is under arrest in custody of Chicago police

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in the "custody of detectives" Thursday morning, Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said.

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Buzz Aldrin slams 'First Man' movie controversy, posts photos of US flag on moon with 'Proud to be American' hashtag

Legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin took a swipe at the upcoming movie First Man early Monday for its director's decision not to show the planting of the American flag on the moon during the historic 1969 mission.

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Theresa May: No alternative to military strikes in Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May joined the U.S. and France on Friday in announcing a military response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying her authorization of targeted airstrikes was meant to deter the use of such chemical weapons.

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London murder rate overtakes New York's

An ex-senior Met Police officer says he is "absolutely devastated" by the figures for 2018.

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Trump Jr. releases email chain on conversations with Russian sources

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday released a stunning chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up a campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer who had offered compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

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Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.

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Heavily armed Louisiana police captain taunts local gangsters in video

A Louisiana police captain sent out a blunt message Wednesday for members of a local street gang. 'You will be hunted. You will be tracked,' Captain Clay Higgins (pictured) said.

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Why Hurricane Patricia Can't Be Blamed On Climate Change : The Two-Way : NPR

Hurricane Patricia's record-breaking winds come as a powerful El Niño heats the Pacific Ocean. But researchers say that's not enough to blame climate change for the storm's rapid strengthening.

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WaPo accidentally publishes Biden candidacy story, abruptly yanks | Report says Biden ready, paper: ‘This file was ina

Embarrassed Washington Post editors were left scrambling earlier today after a story was accidentally published that declared Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy.

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China, U.S. Reach Agreement on High-Speed Rail Before Xi Visit - Bloomberg Business

A China Railway Group-led consortium and XpressWest Enterprises LLC will form a joint venture to build a high-speed railway linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the first Chinese-made bullet-train project in the U.S.

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Lost Weather Balloon GoPro Found 2 Years Later with Grand Canyon 'Money Shot'

Back in 2013, five friends in Arizona decided to capture some photos and video from the edge of space by sending a GoPro up on a weather balloon. The camer

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Obama Secures 34 Senators’ Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama locked in enough support in Congress to ensure he can overcome bipartisan opposition and implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran.

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Canadian flew over Calgary in chair carried by balloons - BBC News

A Canadian man who tied about 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flew over the city of Calgary is charged with causing mischief.

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French attack: Country faces fresh horror over decapitation and factory explosions - Telegraph

The facts so far of Islamist terror attack on liquid gas chemical in southeastern France as raids continue on potential accomplices of prime suspect Yassin Salhi

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Nato to 'name and shame' member countries over defence spending - Telegraph

Western countries which fail to spend more than two per cent of their national income on defence are to be "named and shamed" by Nato.

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Saudis' UK-made war jets outnumber RAF's

Saudi Arabia has twice as many British-made warplanes than those that are available for the entire Royal Air Force

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St. Louis county police: 2 officers shot in Ferguson - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two officers were shot during a protest in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered following the resignation of the embattled police chief of the St. Louis

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Poll: Fox News most trusted network in America - POLITICO

Fox News has the most trusted network and cable news coverage in the United States, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. But network TV is much less trustworthy than it was in the days of Walter Cronkite, American voters say. In

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Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, 'TV As You Know It Is Over' - Breitbart

Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up impacting TV and “your TV as you know it is over” on Thursday’s “Squawk Alley” on CNBC.