Bluff The Listener

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China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported

China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of millions of people travel. The total number of patients infected by the disease in China, all of them in central Chinese city of Wuhan, has now climbed to 62. Following warnings by the World Health Organization of a wider outbreak, airport authorities in the United States as well as most Asian nation...
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Judge upholds firearms ban for Virginia gun rally

A Virginia judge ruled that a firearms ban imposed by the governor ahead of a planned pro-gun rally can stay in place, but gun rights groups are still fighting the ban.
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Marina Franklin: Single Black Female

Comedian Marina Franklin talks about her early efforts getting into comedy, and her latest stand-up special, Single Black Female.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)
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ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request — it's a demand,” Henry Lucero, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, told The Associated Press. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said Saturday the city would review the subpoenas.
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Three Neo-Nazis Arrested Over Plot To Murder Antifa Couple

Three members of neo-Nazi group “The Base” were arrested Wednesday on murder conspiracy charges, bringing the total number of the group’s members arrested to six this week alone. In total, the arrests of the six men — three from Georgia, two from Maryland, and one from Canada — mark a broad-based law enforcement response to a group that has largely operated anonymously as its membership has grown in recent months. Luke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli, and Michael John Helterband were arrested on W...
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Dubai’s Mr. Levier Prepares for the Takeover

While Dubai is known for its futuristic skyscrapers, exotic pets, homes and most expensive shit from the food to the iced-out vehicles. However, tourist attractions aside, I bet you didn’t know that the hottest spot in the world has a booming new music scene. As every megastar in Hip Hop flocks to Dubai for vacation, they always leave the hotspot with the name of the city’s #1 DJ, Mr. Levier coming out of their word of mouth as the man to know in Dubai. So, who exactly is Mr. Levier? Born Isaac...
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Samsung launches ‘The Frame’ 65-inch 4K QLED Smart TV in India for Rs. 1,59,999

Samsung launched 'The Frame' 55-inch 4K QLED lifestyle TV in India back in August last year for Rs. 1,19,999, later it was sold at a discounted rate during Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale. Today the company has launched 65-inch version of it in India. The Frame QLED TV 65-inch is priced at Rs. 1,59,990 and will be available with attractive pre-book offer during the Flipkart Republic Day sale on 19th. The 55-inch model will be available at a special price of Rs. 84,990 on Flipkart with addi...
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Off-duty Hong Kong police officer arrested for supporting protests

An off-duty Hong Kong police officer was arrested along with seven other people on Friday as they tried to put pro-democracy posters on a footbridge, police said. It's the first known case of a police officer being apprehended for supporting the massive demonstrations that have led to more than 6,500 arrests in the past seven months. The officer, 31, and the seven other people aged 14 to 61, were arrested at 3:00 am on Friday in Tuen Mun, a district in northwest Hong Kong.
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Engel: I Will Use ‘All Legal Means’ To Force Pompeo’s Presence At Iran Briefing

Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, demanded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s presence at an Iran hearing on Jan. 29 after America’s top diplomat skipped the last one. “This hearing deals with the most weighty issues with which our country and Congress deals, including the use of force,” Engel wrote to Pompeo in a letter dated Thursday. “Therefore, I consider your testimony to be of extremely high importance and am prepared to use all legal means to ensure your at...
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Who's Bill This Time

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "Rudy's Stooge," "Candid Candidates," and "Cheating At Cheating."
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Trump's impeachment legal team to include Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz

The team includes Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Unhappy and Preoccupied, the President Tries in Vain to Change the Subject

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa administered the oath to Chief Justice John Roberts in the well of the Senate, asking him to swear "that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States," he would deliver impartial justice.At the White House at that precise moment, President Donald Trump was scheduled to host an event promoting the administration's attempt to empower religious students t...
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Pompeo Finally Promises To Look Into Possible Yovanovitch Surveillance

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finally promised an investigation into alleged surveillance of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch Friday, saying that it’s his “obligation” to “investigate” and “evaluate,” though he doubts that she was truly being tracked. “We will do everything we need to do to evaluate whether there was something that took place there,” he told conservative radio host Tony Katz. “I suspect that much of what’s been reported will ultimately prove wrong, but our oblig...
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Woman who poisoned husband with eye drops gets 25 years in prison

Lana Sue Clayton, 53, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after she admitted to giving her husband drinks laced with Visine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)
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Justices to consider faithless electors, ahead of 2020 vote

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide ahead of the 2020 election whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their states or can opt for someone else. Advocates for the court's intervention say the issue needs urgent resolution in an era of intense political polarization and the prospect of a razor-thin margin in a presidential election, although so-called faithless electors have been a footnote so far in American history. About 30 states require presid...
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Ex-Rep. Chris Collins Sentenced To Over 2 Years In Prison For Insider Trading

U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick sentenced former Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) to 26 months in prison for insider trading on Friday. “You had a duty to meet and you betrayed that duty,” Broderick told the ex-congressman. The judge handed Collins the sentence on his two federal charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI. “I stand here today a disgraced former congressman,” the Republican said during the hearing. “I cannot face my constituents.” Collins, who was one of President Donald Tr...
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Who is Ken Starr? Trump once called his impeachment lawyer a 'lunatic' and 'disaster'

Ken Starr, the independent counsel in Bill Clinton's impeachment, has been hired by Trump to join his defense team in the Senate impeachment trial.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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92 Beehives Stolen Near Yuba City, Officials Say

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) — A search is underway for suspects accused of stealing 92 beehives in Sutter County. The hives were stolen late last week off of South George Washington Boulevard near Yuba City, Mike Potts, the owner said. (credit: Mike Potts, owner) The California State Beekeepers Association said the “suspects used a flatbed and may have made multiple trips” to steal the hives. Potts said the beehives are light gray in color with “MP” branded into the lid and boxes. Potts said the fra...
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Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi greeted him with a handshake on the steps of the presidential palace after a ceremonial welcome by the president and a military marching band, on the first day of a two-day visit, Xi's first as leader and the first of any Chinese president ...
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Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto

Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.(Image credit: Moe Doiron/Reuters)
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State Of Emergency In Place Ahead Of Gun Rights Rally In Richmond

The gun rights rally in Richmond has attracted the attention of militia and extremist groups.
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Turkey's Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan govt in Tripoli

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli ahead of a summit in Berlin. In an article published on the Politico website Saturday, Erdogan said European leaders “ought to talk a little less and focus on taking concrete steps” in the conflict-torn North African nation. A truce sponsored by Turkey and Russia was imposed a week ago, although there have been reports of continued fighting.
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Trump Aid Means Farms Are Doing Better Than Before Trade War

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump is boasting that he’s made farmers “really happy.” He’s not wrong, but it’s not just the trade deal that’s left farmers optimistic for 2020.Analysts are saying the accord signed this week mostly just takes trade back to normal for American agriculture. China has committed to $32 billion in additional purchases over two years, but that buying will be market dependent and retaliatory tariffs are still in place. Even the status quo is still a welcome relief after more th...
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Weekend winter storm will make travel 'hazardous' across central US and the Northeast

A storm is expected to dump snow and ice across a wide swath of the northern US starting Friday and into the weekend
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What is open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Federal offices usually closed on the third Monday of every January to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Three more suspected neo-Nazis arrested before Virginia gun rights rally, reports say

Three Georgia men were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang tied to The Base, reports say.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'It's scary': As DACA decision looms, Texas college students worry about their future

The U.S. Supreme Court could issue a decision that would mean the end of deferred action for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Israel's F-35I Adir Is Taking America's Stealth Fighter To A Whole Other Level

Israel has a history of improving America's weapons to fit its needs.
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