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Donald Trump Jr. gives fiery CPAC speech railing against Republicans who opposed his father and snatched ‘defeat from the jaws of victory’

Summary List PlacementSpeaking at his first major event since his family left the White House last month, Donald Trump Jr. on Friday skewered President Joe Biden and Republicans who opposed his father, former President Donald Trump. He kicked off his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by jokingly calling it "TPAC" and ripping Biden for ordering airstrikes on Syria weeks into his administration. Donald Trump Jr begins his speech by referring to CPAC as "TPAC" pic.twitter.com/JCfzGTByvH — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 26, 2021 "Who would have thought that within 33 days, we'd be bombing the Middle East again?" Trump Jr. said. He then turned his aim on Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Represent...

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Oakland police: Man admitted to brazen fatal shooting in front of kids’ football practice; Suspect’s name released

OAKLAND — An Oakland man who has been charged with murdering a popular youth mentor in front of dozens of children who were practicing football allegedly wasted no time admitting to others what he’d done, according to statements by investigators that were filed in court records Friday. Daniel Stith, 36, has been charged with murdering 37-year-old Reuben Lewis III at Concordia Park in Oakland Wednesday evening. Authorities have not released a suspected motive for the shooting, but investigators allege that shortly after it happened, Stith “admitted to witnesses” that he’d killed someone at the park, and provided details that suggested he had firsthand knowledge of the crime. Investigators also wrote in court records that Stith was observed on video surveillance leaving the scene after the ...

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Kids in cages: What family separation was, what happened to the children, and what the Biden administration can do today

Summary List PlacementThe United States' official narrative is that it is a nation of immigrants. But the poor and downtrodden have often found the country to be less hospitable than advertised, its roads having been dug up to pay for walls and Border Patrol, with even liberal administrations boasting of their capacity to deport. Still, Donald Trump's presidency achieved, in the area of migration, an abysmal new high in officially sanctioned cruelty: the systemic, unapologetic tearing apart of families that crossed the US-Mexico border to seek asylum — as was their internationally recognized legal right. "We need to take away children," US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly instructed staff at the Department of Justice in May 2018. Thousands of confused, sobbing children, some ju...

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LAX closing 6,000 feet of runway for $17.3 million overhaul

LOS ANGELES — A runway and two taxiways on the south side of the LAX airfield are scheduled to undergo a $17.3 million renovation beginning Friday, but travelers are not expected to be impacted. Crews with Sully-Miller Contracting Co. will remove about 6,000 feet of the runway’s asphalt surface, as well as Taxiways H6 and H7. They will also install new energy-efficient LED runway centerline lights and replace the runway concrete approach slabs at the bridge over Sepulveda Boulevard. The runway, which is typically used for arriving flights, will be temporarily closed during construction, which is expected to last a little over two months, but passengers are not expected to be noticeably impacted, and noise impacts should be minimal, LAX officials said. To make up for the lost runway, the a...

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‘Home Economics’ Trailer: Topher Grace Stars in ABC’s Next Shot at a Family Comedy with Heart

As one expansive, big-family ABC comedy door closes — adieu “Modern Family” — the window opens up to “Home Economics.” The new show, which on Friday got an official premiere date of April 7, centers on a trio of siblings, each in very different financial situations. Tom (Topher Grace) is a middling novelist with dwindling readership, Sarah (Caitlin McGee) works with at-risk kids, and younger brother Connor (Jimmy Tatro) is set for life in a sprawling, emptier-than-usual mansion. They’re a tight-knit bunch, as are the various kids and spouses that make up the broader Hayworth family tree, including Sarah’s wife Denise (Sasheer Zamata). Another of the show’s hooks is that, aside from the interplay between the sibling’s families, Tom is working on a new novel based on them all. National Lamp

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109 Brokers from LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized as Top Real Estate Professionals in Denver

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) is proud to announce that 109 real estate brokers from the firm were recognized as Denver’s Top Real Estate Producers by 5280 Magazine based on their superior services and sales achievements from 2019. This year, 5280 Magazine identified and recognized outstanding real estate service providers within Denver. Individual agents and teams were awarded either Black Diamond status or Double Black Diamond status based on their sales performances during 2019. Individuals ranked as a Black Diamond professional achieved a minimum of $10 million in sales volume in 2019, teams of agents that received the Black Diamond status achieved a minimum of $15 million in sales volume during the same time frame. In order for individual agents to receive the Double Bl

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I was tempted to buy into the GameStop stock frenzy, but a friend’s advice helped me make a smarter decision with my money

Summary List PlacementWhen I first decided I was going to take money out of my savings account and put it in the stock market, I made a rookie mistake and invested in companies I adored. I didn't do my research on the stock price, the company's earnings or debt, or whether analysts thought it was a good time to buy. I just bought a bunch of stocks and patted myself on the back until I realized that wasn't such a good decision. Even though I'd invested in companies I loved, I ended up losing money because the stock prices kept going lower and lower.  In an effort to stop making more rookie mistakes like that, I turned to a good friend who'd made quite a bit of money investing in the market over the past 10 years. The advice she gave me was to resist the temptation to invest in individual...

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The 5 best body moisturizers our team has tested

Summary List Placement It's typical to prioritize facial moisturizers, but body creams are just as important. A good body moisturizer will replenish, soothe, and protect your skin without being too sticky. The Kiehl's Crème de Corps is our favorite  — a rich cream that will instantly give you soft skin. Many of us neglect our skin from the neck down but moisturizing our limbs is equally as important  — especially when you get out of the shower. As your skin dries, the water evaporates off the top layer, which can sap moisture from your epidermis. Smoothing on moisturizer keeps your skin feeling soft and hydrated instead of tight and itchy. This is doubly true for folks with skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis. Proper hydration can help you avoid painful flare-ups, making a body moistu

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Gang Violence, Visa Battles, and the War on Drugs: Inside the High Stakes of Mexico’s Oscar Entry

Mexico City native Fernando Frías was a graduate film student at Columbia University when he agreed to teach documentary workshops to teenagers in the border town of Monterrey, Mexico. He took the gig in order to pay off one of his scholarships, but the experience provided a crash course in the fragile lives of his students in a region torn apart by cartel and gang violence. “One of the kids told me that by my age he would be dead,” Frías said in a recent interview over Zoom from his Brooklyn apartment. “It shocked me, but I understood. He and his friends had wrapped their heads around the idea of not living long, but being able to experiment with the pleasures of life.” As street life in Monterrey started to fade and immigration laws tightened their grip on the border, Frías developed a s

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Tech: Data center firm firm assembles big north San Jose properties

SAN JOSE — A data center company from Colorado has bought multiple properties on a big block in north San Jose where the company is pushing ahead with the development of one of the properties. Stacked Infrastructure in recent weeks, in two separate transactions, bought large parcels on a San Jose block bounded by Fortune Drive, Ringwood Avenue, Trade Zone Boulevard, and Lundy Avenue, according to documents filed with Santa Clara County officials. These properties are next to or near a big site that the company is developing as a modern data center, San Jose city planning records show. Among the recent San Jose property purchases by affiliates that Stacked Infrastructure controls: — On Jan. 15, Stacked Infrascture paid $15 million for a 3.7-acre site at 1849 Fortune Drive. — On Feb. 24, th...

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$74 billion health insurer Cigna is buying MDLive. Here’s what it means for the future of telehealth companies as they look to survive in a post-pandemic world.

Summary List PlacementCigna, a health insurer with a market cap of $74 billion, is buying telehealth company MDLive, the companies said Friday. The telehealth startup, which previously said it was exploring a plan to go public in 2021, will be tucked into Evernorth, Cigna's health services division that also includes its pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. The companies didn't disclose financial details, but said the deal should close in the second quarter of 2021. MDLive is one of the biggest telehealth companies with 60 million members, according to Evercore ISI. It offers on-demand video visits for urgent care, behavioral health, and dermatology to consumers as well as through employers and health systems. Its deal with Cigna is the latest effort by a virtual-care company to en...

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6 ways to care for your laptop charger and power cord to extend its life

Summary List PlacementA laptop charger is essential to have on hand, and replacing one is a pain (and can be expensive.) There are a few simple tips to follow when it comes to extending your laptop charger's life.  Laptop chargers have two parts: a transformer and a power cord. The transformer is the brick that converts the current from your power outlet from AC to DC, and the power cord connects the charger to the outlet.  Over time, transformers can overheat, which can cause internal damage. Simultaneously, any section of your power cord can wear away and expose the wires inside. SEE ALSO: These are the best travel adapters for charging your laptop while you're on the go How to care for your laptop charger and power cord Maintaining your laptop charger's integrity will help ensure you...

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Golden Globes TV Predictions: Who Will Win After an Unprecedented Awards Race?

In what may feel late to average viewers at home and oddly early to awards insiders, it’s nearly time for the Golden Globes! Airing nearly two months after its typical early January date, the HFPA’s 78th annual ceremony was pushed back along with the rest of the awards calendar in order to accomodate releases delayed by the global pandemic. That being said, the Oscars won’t be held until April 25 and the nominations won’t be announced until March 15. But those are concerns for the film world. Here, we’re predicting the TV winners, and hoo boy are they as tricky as ever. Even though new TV continued to roll out throughout the year, the 2021 class of Golden Globe nominees still reflects an upended release schedule. Neither of last year’s big winners (“Succession” and “Fleabag”) are eligible

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Snow days bring reflection — and a little joy — during grumpy days of pandemic

The view from my front porch in Winnetka after a February snowfall. | Michael SneedFor those of us with a love/hate relationship with snow, this month’s near-record snowfall that blanketed the Chicago area seemed special Snow. It can be magic, transformative, dangerous and dreadful. This wet, white shapeshifter falling in pillows across Chicago this month was delivered silently and softly; adding a new room to the city’s already isolated house of coronavirus. Snow’s footprint in my life has been a big one; an occupying force staying well beyond welcome in the states of my youth: North Dakota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Dakota wind was so cold and strong, it seemed to blow snowflakes across the prairie for miles before landing. The U.P. winter drifts were high and deep and

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