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 2020-01-29 17:29 

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South Korea's Ahn Cheol-soo leaves own party...

A maverick South Korean politician who previously ran for president abruptly left a party he helped create on Wednesday, citing differences with another leader of the center-right Bareunmirae Party....

 2020-01-29 17:27 

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'Green Hornet' film rights acquired by Amasia Entertainment, new project in development...

The film rights to the "Green Hornet" franchise has been acquired by Amasia Entertainment, the company's co-founders Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo announced on Wednesday....

 2020-01-29 17:25 

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Look: Paramount releases new photos of 'Top Gun' team...

Paramount Pictures released new photos Wednesday of costumed cast members from its new action movie, "Top Gun: Maverick."...

 2020-01-29 17:24 

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New York high court clears Rafael Ruiz, jailed for 1984 rape...

A man who was jailed for 25 years has been formally exonerated by the New York state Supreme Court after advanced DNA testing proved he was innocent of sexually assaulting a woman in 1984....

 2020-01-29 17:20 

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Hotel offers free stays for 18 years to couples who conceive during special...

A Canadian hotel is offering an unusual Valentine's Day special with an even more unusual kicker -- 18 years of free stays if the first stay leads to a baby....

 2020-01-29 17:16 

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Praising kids best for boosting classroom performance...

Students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad, according to a new study....

 2020-01-29 17:06 

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Watch: Scoot McNairy takes on Diego Luna in 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2...

"Narcos: Mexico," starring Diego Luna and Scoot McNairy, will return for a second season on Netflix in February....

 2020-01-29 17:04 

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Watch: Driver doing donuts blocks busy highway in Texas...

Police in Texas are investigating a viral video that shows traffic stopped on a busy highway while a driver does donuts in the roadway....

 2020-01-29 16:44 

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12-foot-tall exoskeleton awarded Guinness record in Canada...

A Vancouver man who spent more than 10 years designing a giant, four-legged robot has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the world's largest tetrapod exoskeleton....

 2020-01-29 16:34 

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Watch: Lil Nas X teases new music, 'crazy' videos to come...

"Old Town Road" rapper Lil Nas X appeared on "Today" following his performance and wins at the Grammy Awards....

 2020-01-29 16:28 

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Watch: 'The SpongeBob Movie' introduces Snoop Dogg in Super Bowl LIV teaser...

Paramount released on Wednesday a new teaser trailer for "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge on the Run" which will air during the pre-game of Super Bowl LIV...

 2020-01-29 16:19 

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U.S. reroutes coronavirus evacuees to California military base...

A U.S. government-chartered plane evacuating American citizens from Hubei province in China is being rerouted to a military base so that passengers can be screened for coronavirus and quarantined....

 2020-01-29 16:18 

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'Tesla' star Jim Gaffigan says geniuses often dismissed by their peers...

"Tesla" writer/director Michael Almereyda and stars Jim Gaffigan and Eve Hewson spoke with UPI about the film at Sundance Film Festival....

 2020-01-29 16:16 

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Syrian forces recapture key opposition stronghold near Idlib...

Syrian government forces captured the key opposition stronghold of Maaret al-Numan near Idlib Wednesday, giving President Bashar al-Assad's troops an important passage from Damascus to Aleppo....

 2020-01-29 16:12 

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Seoul: 2.5-magnitude quake detected near North Korea site...

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was detected in an area near North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to South Korea's meteorological agency on Wednesday....

 2020-01-29 16:05 

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Watch: Jessica Simpson discusses childhood sexual abuse on 'Today'...

Jessica Simpson discussed the abuse she suffered at age 6 ahead of the release of her memoir, "Open Book."...

 2020-01-29 15:45 

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Rising rates of obesity, diabetes may reverse heart disease gains...

Deaths from heart disease and stroke continue to decline nationally even as more and more people are living in poor health, a new report has found, potentially putting gains against heart disease in danger....

 2020-01-29 15:41 

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Usher to host and perform at iHeartRadio Music Awards...

Usher will host and perform at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29....

 2020-01-29 15:38 

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Watch: Hoda Kotb discuses kids, engagement on 'Ellen'...

"Today" anchor Hoda Kotb discussed her daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, and her upcoming wedding to Joel Schiffman....

 2020-01-29 15:34 

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Flowers get better pollination services in the city...

Urban flowering plants are better pollinated than rural flowers, according to a new study....

 2020-01-29 15:29 

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New Zealand volcano death toll reaches 21 as victim dies in hospital...

Another person has died as a result of injuries suffered from last month's volcanic eruption in New Zealand, police said Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 21....

 2020-01-29 15:28 

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Watch: Officials search for escaped giraffe on the loose in Thailand...

A company that operates zoos in Thailand said one of two giraffes that escaped from a truck remains on the loose in the country....

 2020-01-29 15:03 

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Miami University basketball games postponed amid coronavirus tests...

Two schools have postponed basketball games against Miami University as two students from the Oxford, Ohio, school are being tested for the coronavirus....

 2020-01-29 15:00 

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South Korea police authorized to arrest coronavirus patients...

South Korea police are stepping up law enforcement measures against individuals who do not comply with coronavirus checks in the country, as the death toll rises to 132 in neighboring China....

 2020-01-29 14:58 

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'Knives Out,' 'Jojo Rabbit' among Costume Designers Guild Awards winners...

"Knives Out," "Jojo Rabbit" and "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" won at the Costume Designer Guild Awards, where Charlize Theron was honored with the Spotlight Award....

 2020-01-29 14:54 

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House Trump supporter Doug Collins announces run for Georgia Senate seat...

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins announced Wednesday he will be seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia, setting up a primary battle with Kelly Loeffler, the seat's appointed caretaker....

 2020-01-29 14:36 

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In photos: Mourning NBA icon Kobe Bryant...

Mourners gather to honor the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on January 26, 2020. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won fi...

 2020-01-29 14:35 

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Citizen scientists identify new kind of northern lights...

Citizen scientists in Finland have helped astronomers identify a new kind of aurora, a pattern northern lights enthusiasts dubbed "dunes."...

 2020-01-29 14:27 

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SpaceX launches fourth batch of Starlink satellites...

SpaceX launched the latest installment of the Starlink satellite network as planned at 9:06 a.m. EST on Wednesday into a sunny but cool Florida winter sky....

 2020-01-29 14:23 

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Brie Bella, Nikki Bella both pregnant: We 'are shocked'...

The Bella Twins, former WWE stars Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, are both expecting and due to give birth within two weeks of each other....

 2020-01-29 14:17 

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Boeing lost $636M in 2019 -- its first annual loss in 23 years...

Owing to a multi-billion-dollar bill over the grounding of its 737 Max fleet, U.S. aviation giant Boeing on Wednesday reported its first annual loss in nearly a quarter-century....

 2020-01-29 14:14 

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Rufus Sewell's 'Pale Horse' to debut on Amazon March 13...

Agatha Christie's "The Pale Horse," starring Rufus Sewell and Georgina Campbell, will have its U.S. debut on Amazon Prime on March 13....

 2020-01-29 13:57 

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Dominic Thiem stuns No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 4-hour match at Australian Open...

Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem pulled off a stunning upset of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open Wednesday, prevailing in a four-hour, four-set quarterfinal victory....

 2020-01-29 13:55 

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Watch: William Jackson Harper details 'Good Place' audition on 'Late Night'...

William Jackson Harper explained on "Late Night" the auditioning process he went through to become Chidi Anagonye on NBC's "The Good Place."...

 2020-01-29 13:48 

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Blood pressure dips upon standing not as dangerous as thought...

A common condition called "orthostatic hypotension" -- a sudden drop in blood pressure when standing up -- has long been tied to the potential for dangerous falls in older people....

 2020-01-29 13:37 

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Watch live: Senate begins questioning phase of impeachment trial...

With opening arguments completed, the Senate will now get its opportunity Wednesday to begin asking questions in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump....

 2020-01-29 13:30 

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Watch live: SpaceX aims for Wednesday morning Starlink launch...

SpaceX has another launch attempt set for 9:09 a.m. EST Wednesday for the latest addition to the company's globe-spanning Starlink satellite network....

 2020-01-29 13:29 

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Bradley Whitford, Judith Light join Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'tick, tick' film...

Bradley Whitford, Judith Light and Joshua Henry have joined the ensemble of director Lin-Manuel Miranda's Netflix adaptation of the play, "tick, tick...BOOM!"...

 2020-01-29 13:19 

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Watch: BTS says K-pop was 'finally recognized' at Grammys, perform 'Black Swan' on 'Late Late Show'...

South Korean boy band BTS appeared on "The Late Late Show" and discussed their appearance at the Grammys before performing their new song "Black Swan."...

 2020-01-29 13:12 

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski scolds Duke students after Capel chant...

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski repeatedly yelled "shut up" at the student section after hearing them chant about former Blue Devils player and current Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel....

 2020-01-29 13:09 

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Impeachment manager Rep. Sylvia Garcia known for calm amid bombast...

A veteran Houston politician midway through her first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia is at the center of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump....

 2020-01-29 13:07 

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European Parliament to give final Brexit approval in Brussels vote...

Nearly four years after Britons voted to leave the European Union, members of European Parliament are expected to approve Britain's departure in a vote Wednesday and finalize the exit, which is set for Friday....

 2020-01-29 13:00 

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'Onward,' 'Roads Not Taken' to screen at Berlin Film Festival...

The animated movie "Onward," featuring the voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, is scheduled to screen at the Berlin Film Festival....

 2020-01-29 12:32 

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Trump impeachment: Hypocrisy can kill democracy...

The trial of President Donald J. Trump in the Senate is many things, especially a classic case of hypocrisy endangering democracy....

 2020-01-29 12:30 

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to President Donald Trump's peace plan: 'No, no and no'...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of Iran and Turkey have dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan as a one-sided proposal that ignores Palestinian interests....

 2020-01-29 12:17 

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Hall of Fame NFL defensive end Chris Doleman dies at 58...

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman has died after a battle with cancer. He was 58....

 2020-01-29 12:16 

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Watch: Ben Schwartz says 'Sonic' film is ' a dream come true' on 'Kimmel'...

Ben Schwartz appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and discussed his role as the voice of Sonic in the upcoming "Sonic the Hedgehog" film, based on the long-running video game series of the same name....

 2020-01-29 12:10 

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Pauley Perrette's sitcom 'Broke' to debut on April 2...

Pauley Perrette and Jaime Camil's new sitcom "Broke" is slated to premiere on CBS April 2....

 2020-01-29 11:51 

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Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling confirmed as Oscar presenters...

Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have been booked as presenters for next month's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles....

 2020-01-29 11:48 

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Martin Luther King III opposes President Donald Trump's visit to N.J. rally...

Martin Luther King III took jabs at President Donald Trump at a rally in New Jersey Tuesday night while protesting his visit to lend support to Rep. Jeff Van Drew's re-election campaign....

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