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San Jose Sharks winger added to NHL’s COVID-19 list

San Jose Sharks winger Marcus Sorensen has been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and was unavailable to play in Friday’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights. Sorensen, 28, joins Tomas Hertl as the two Sharks players on the list. Hertl first appeared on the list Feb. 24, leading the Sharks and the NHL to close the team’s practice facility, cancel practice for two days and postpone their scheduled Feb. 25 game with the Golden Knights. It was later discovered that Hertl hard tested positive for the coronavirus. He remains in isolation and unavailable to play at least the middle of next week. Reasons for a player appearing on the NHL’s COVID list include an initial positive test that remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed, mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals, or...

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A CA Democrat compiled a report of social media posts by GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the 2020 election — including 177 pages on Paul Gosar

Summary List PlacementA California Democrat compiled a nearly 2,000-page report documenting social media posts by lawmakers who voted to overturn the 2020 election. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs the chair of the House Administration Committee and served as a House impeachment manager in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, asked her staff to compose the 1,939-page report, which has been public online for a week. It includes posts from other members of the House of Representatives immediately before the election in November and after the Capitol riots on January 6. In the foreword of the report, Lofgren wrote of the "deep concerns" she has about Trump and "the actions he took which incited and encouraged the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol." The Hous...

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As Chicago cops reel from colleague’s suicide, CPD reports another officer apparently has killed himself

A Chicago police officer apparently killed himself Friday in his Southwest Side home, the department confirmed. | Getty ImagesAn officer died of an apparent suicide Friday, a Chicago Police Department spokesman confirmed. The officer died at his Southwest Side home Friday, just four days after Officer James Daly fatally shot himself in the Town Hall police station on the North Side. As Chicago cops were struggling with the loss of a colleague who fatally shot himself Monday, another officer died of an apparent suicide Friday afternoon — deepening a crisis of suicides in the department, officials said. The 38-year-old died of a gunshot wound in the basement of his Southwest Side home in Mount Greenwood, sources said. The officer worked in the department’s gang investigations unit. He joine...

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UFC Fighter Ian Heinisch Learned About MMA in a Foreign Prison: ‘I Turned My Body Into a Weapon’

UFC fighter Ian Heinisch before UFC 245 | Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesRELATED: UFC fighters, like many regular people, are well-acquainted with things like drugs and alcohol abuse. Ian Heinisch is one of those fighters. Like many who struggle with addiction, he went to prison for his crimes. However, in prison, Heinisch was given a chance to learn about MMA. Here’s how. How Ian Heinisch became a fugitive drug dealer UFC fighter Ian Heinisch before UFC 245 | Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesRELATED: Jonathan ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver Lifetime UFC Ban Is the Least of His Worries As he wrote in The Players’ Tribune, Heinisch had few prospects when he was expelled from high school. His family was coming upon hard times, and so he moved to Canada to sell natural gas door

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Democrats reach deal on jobless benefits; COVID relief bill moving forward

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021, as the Senate steers toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that’s expected to end with the chamber’s approval of the measure. | APThe overall bill, President Joe Biden’s foremost legislative priority, is aimed at battling the killer pandemic and nursing the staggered economy back to health. WASHINGTON — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a cl

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75-year-old man reported missing from Lake View

Fred Romano | Chicago policeFred Romano was last seen about 3 p.m. leaving his home in the 1400 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue, Chicago police said. A 75-year-old man was reported missing Friday from Lake View on the North Side. Fred Romano was last seen about 3 p.m. leaving his home in the 1400 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue, Chicago police said. Police described Romano as a 6-foot, 190-pound man with blue eyes and gray hair. He was wearing a dark blue coat and light blue pants when he went missing, police said. Romano is known to frequent the Burger King at Clark Street and Irving Park Road, the Popeyes at Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road and the CVS at Southport and Addison avenues, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8266...

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Detroiters React With Horror to Mayor’s ‘Monumentally Stupid’ J&J Vaccine Diss

Mandel Ngan/AFP via GettyJody Liebmann resides in Detroit, which means her mayor turned down 6,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when less than 9 percent of the city has been vaccinated “Feeling isolated and forgotten,” she tweeted on Friday. “The @CityofDetroit (my city) Mike Duggan received his Covid vaccine on Dec. 22. He said yesterday the J&J vaccine wasn't good enough for Detroit. I've been stuck at home for 10 months. This is absurd!” She was tweeting as someone whose daughter is 30 weeks pregnant and caught COVID-19 two months ago. The absurdity of Duggan’s position is doubled when you consider that the J&J vaccine requires only one shot, whereas the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines that he deemed superior require two. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: ...

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‘Drag Race’ Season 13’s Snatch Game Impressions, Ranked

In the words of Kandy Muse, "You're judged for the rest of your career [by] how you did on Snatch Game." Every choice, word, and movement that goes into a queen's celebrity impersonation matters. And after Drag Race Season 13's rendition of the challenge, some queens will be able to look back with pride while others, well...not so much. Here are their performances ranked from best to *insert cringe-face emoji here.* 1. Gottmik as Paris Hilton When Gottmik arrived on Drag Race as a fairly green queen, no one — not even Gottmik — expected her to win Snatch Game. But it wasn't unearned. Her Paris Hilton impression and look were spot on — much stronger than Raven's Season 2 version — and she had a number of valley girl references at the ready. That paired with her punk rock runway look earned

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Plaintiffs in LA homelessness suit signal plans for preliminary injunction

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to force the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly deal with the homelessness crisis have filed a notice of intent with the court for a preliminary injunction, which would require thousands of beds in the coming months to be opened for indigent people, according to court papers obtained today. It is a first step toward placing the city and county into a court-supervised receivership in the matter, according to the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, a coalition of downtown businesses and residents. “Undoubtedly, both the city and county will feel that such an order is diminishing their powers,” according to a statement released by the L.A. Alliance. “Yet, in the absence of a consensual agreement by the parties, court intervention becomes necessary.” The

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40 Clever Products That Save You A Ton Of Time And Money

While there are plenty of products on Amazon designed to make your life easier in little ways, there's a certain category of items that are specifically great for saving time and money. From reusable self-care items to things that'll help you clean your home quickly, this list is full of clever time- and money-saving products on Amazon that you'll be excited to start using ASAP. If you're wondering where to start on this smart shopping trip, here's one easy way to begin: Swap your single-use items for reusable versions to save money over time. For instance, you can reduce paper towel waste by ditching your regular roll for super-absorbent bamboo towels that can be reused up to 120 times. Other clever swaps include a reusable cotton swab, bamboo cotton makeup remover pads, and microfiber m

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CPS suspends partnership with Young Chicago Authors after group accused of doing little about sexual assault allegations

Rebecca Hunter, who resigned Thursday as executive director of Young Chicago Authors, said Friday the organization could have done more after learning of sexual assault allegations against one of the group’s contracted artists. | Pat Nabong/Sun-TimesRebecca Hunter, who resigned as executive director earlier this week, understands why some believe Young Chicago Authors instilled a culture of silence, saying leadership “fell short” in handling sexual assault complaints. Amid accusations that Young Chicago Authors has for years failed to do enough about complaints of sexual assault, Chicago Public Schools on Friday suspended its partnership with the group and launched an investigation into whether any students in the program had been harmed. CPS inspector general Will Fletcher told the Sun-

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Surge in anti-Asian hate crimes raises fears in Southern California

For several weeks last April, Garden Grove resident Linda Nguyen didn’t leave her home. She worked remotely. She ordered her groceries and food online. She didn’t take walks in the neighborhood. What Nguyen says “paralyzed” her was not the coronavirus. It was the fear that she, like many other Asian Americans, would be physically attacked by someone who might mistakenly blame her for the pandemic. “The fear that someone would physically hurt me was very real,” she said. Linda Nguyen, who has been the victim of anti-Asian hate.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)By April 2020, said Nguyen, who is Vietnamese American, she had already experienced several hate incidents. It started in her workplace when a couple of colleagues looked her in the eye and said the words “China v

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Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 2,110 new cases, 144 new deaths and 60 fewer hospitalizations as of March 5

Los Angeles public health officials reported 2,110 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,200,120 as of Friday, March 5. Officials said there were 144 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 21,910 deaths since tracking began. According to official counts, there were 1,341 hospitalizations as of Friday. That’s a 83.4% decrease from the Jan. 7 high of 8,098 people hospitalized. A total of 2,420,130 vaccinations have been administered in the county as of Friday. Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed. Related Articles Here’s why California celebrates Arbor Day on March 7 and not in April ...

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A proposal to raise the minimum wage was killed in the Senate after 8 Democrats voted against the bill

Summary List PlacementEight Senate Democrats broke from the majority and voted on Friday against the $15 minimum wage hike proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders. The vote scrapped Sanders' push for the provision to be added back into the stimulus package being negotiated in Congress, after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that it should be nixed. MacDonough ruled that the minimum wage increase violates the "Byrd Rule," which prohibits "extraneous" policies as part of a reconciliation bill or resolution. "It is hard for me to understand how drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was compliant with the Byrd rule, but raising the minimum wage is not," Sanders said. President Joe Biden has also expressed support for gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 an ho...

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