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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; A High Priest Of High Fashion


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Karl Lagerfeld brought Fendi to new heights in the 1960s and revamped Chanel in the 1980s. He was also famous for his wit — and a knack for making outrageous comments.

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Kissing Sailor In Iconic WWII Photo Dies


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George Mendonsa claimed to be the sailor in the photo that defined the jubilation of Victory over Japan Day. The two kissers had never met. Mendonsa died Sunday at the age of 95.

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Sabre Laser : les Jedi ont enfin leur sport officiel


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La Fédération française d’escrime va faire des heureux chez les fans de Star Wars : elle vient officiellement de reconnaître la discipline comme sport de compétition. L’arme de la saga de George Lucas a désormais le même statut que le fleuret, l’épée et le sabre - traditionnelles lames des JO.Image/photo
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Famous designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85


Over the years, the desire to move to Paris grew. After attending a Dior show in Hamburg in 1950, his mind was made up and in 1953 he and his mother moved to the fashion capital. He quickly made a name for himself: At just 20 years of age, he took first place in a fashion competition with a coat design. Yves Saint Laurent also participated, but only finished third.

Lagerfeld's landmark career move was in 1983 when then behind-the-times Chanel appointed him creative director. The designer was able to make the label appear more modern and appealing to young women, integrating new colors, modified cuts and other fabrics. Chanel without Lagerfeld? It now seems impossible.
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On Trump's presidency after two years


Or would Drumpf, a rambunctious, ego-driven outsider who never follows the rules, change the office itself by establishing precedents that his successors would eventually use to justify their own flexing of presidential power?

Drumpf's verbal torching of the institutions of his own government like the Justice Department and the FBI appears to be becoming more intense as Robert Mueller's special counsel probe grinds on.

"I use many stats. I use many stats," Drumpf told a reporter who challenged him with official government data on drug trafficking last week. "Let me tell you, you have stats that are far worse than the ones that I use."

Admitting that his own were corrupt as well, although he presumes that the government's, thus his, data were wrong. His own administration spreaded lies, then, even those he doesn't want to influence or control anyhow.
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Bernie Sanders Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog


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The Vermont independent became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time.

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Poll: 6-In-10 Disapprove Of Trump's Declaration Of A National Emergency


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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery


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The justice has been recovering at home since late December. She missed January's oral-argument days but participated in those 11 cases based on written briefs and transcripts of the arguments.

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Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?


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The Democratic Party is largely unified around the value of immigrants and against President Trump's policies, far from labor concerns and the party's law and order agenda of the 1990's.

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Democratic president candidate Amy Klobuchar and gun laws


She says banning assault weapons wouldn't hurt her Uncle Dick in the deer stand, nor would background checks.

Unless uncle dick is a deranged psychopath who perforates deers with an M-16. Then, it might hurt him a little bit. But not as much as shotgun shells hurt the customs enforcement who try to take away his rifle.

The Democratic presidential hopeful spoke Monday night at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire. She says her state still hasn't gotten over the 2016 death of Prince, one of Minnesota's most famous residents. He died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

A freshman House member, Ocasio-Cortez hailed the cancellation as a day "dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed."
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Third casualty in CBP custody


CBP says the man was detained on February 2 after crossing the border illegally. He initially asked for medical attention from the Roma Police Department. He was transported to the regional medical center and then cleared to travel to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station.

He wanted to be caught, because he needed medical support.

The man was initially diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure, though the official cause of death is not known, according to CBP. He remained at McAllen Medical Center until his death.

Six migrants, none of whom were children, died in CBP custody during fiscal year 2018, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Total numbers for the current fiscal year are not immediately available.
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Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance


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A criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people seal or expunge their criminal record.

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein going to leave in approx. three weeks


_Justice Department officials said Rosenstein’s departure had no connection to recent comments by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has just published a book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects American in the Age of Terror and Drumpf.”__

Rosenstein has been a consistent defender of Mueller and the Justice Department against attacks by the president and some Republicans in Congress.

The attacks were a jolt for Rosenstein, who enjoyed bipartisan support for most of his three decades as a federal prosecutor. But his congressional support faltered when he wrote a memo providing a rationale for Drumpf's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
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Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites


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Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies.
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16 states going to challenge Trump's naitonal emergency declaration


"We're suing President Drumpf to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for the people of our states. For most of us, the office of the presidency is not a place for theatre," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.

The states - all of them but Maryland governed by Democrats - say the lawsuit aims to protect their residents, natural resources and economic interests. They argue that Mr Drumpf's order to divert funds would cost them millions of dollars.

Still, they will need some more states to effectively sue him. 16 out of 50 states are not many, only 32 percent.

Experts say the largest number of illegal migrants settling in the US each year is those who stay in the country after their visas expire. And most of drugs being trafficked into the US enter the country through ports of entry.
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No worries about the US' debts


Yet borrowing costs are still historically low, despite a surge in deficits and debt in the years following the financial crisis. Debt as a share of GDP rose from 34% before the recession, to 78% at the end of 2018. Treasury yields, on the other hand, have fallen from over 4% before the recession to 2.7%.

In one paper, Harvard University economics professor Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, found that countries with debt loads greater than 90% of GDP tended to have slower growth rates.

“All we’re saying, the MMT approach, is just to point out that there’s more space,” she said. “We could be richer as a nation if we weren’t so timid in the use of fiscal policy.”
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W.Va. Teachers Go On Strike Over State Education Bill


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Educators oppose charter schools and a new voucher system. The strike comes a year after the last walkout sparked similar strikes across the U.S.

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"Urgence" pour le mur : bataille judiciaire contre Trump


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Des suites judiciaires à l'"urgence nationale" décrétée par Donald Trump pour construire un mur à la frontière mexicaine se sont matérialisées lundi, avec la plainte déposée par seize Etats américains.Image/photo
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Pour Pedro Sanchez, "les indépendantistes ont peur du dialogue"


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Dans une interview accordée à la télévision espagnole, le chef du gouvernement n'a pas oublié les indépendantistes catalans qui en refusant de voter son budget l'ont contraint à des législatives anticipées aux résultats incertains.Image/photo
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Coworkers Agog As Employee Introduces New Shirt Into Rotation


LANCASTER, PA—Awestruck by the sight of their longtime colleague struggling out of his jacket and adjusting his cuffs, coworkers found themselves agog Monday as data analyst Drew Terrell introduced a new shirt into his wardrobe rotation. “Oh, my God, he got a new shirt,” said Terrell’s cubicle neighbor Kelly Brennan,… Read more...

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Tintenpatronen: berolina Schriftbild wird Polaroid-Distributor


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'Grandfather of Climate Science' Wallace Broecker Dies at 87


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Broecker was an early advocate for reducing fossil fuels to avoid the disruptive effects of climate change and brought the term "global warming" into the mainstream.

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European Leaders Reluctant To Meet Trump's Demands To Take Back Captive ISIS Fighters


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They say there's rarely enough evidence to prosecute. "The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go," Trump tweeted.

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16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration


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A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction.

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Trump Warns Venezuela's Maduro Supporters, 'You Will Lose Everything'


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The U.S. president urged military leaders to stop blocking food aid from entering the country, and said those who refuse to accept the opposition leader "will find no safe harbor ... no way out."

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U.K. Passes Bill Making ‘Upskirting’ Illegal


The U.K. passed a bill outlawing “upskirting,” giving a maximum of two years to offenders who take photographs beneath a person’s clothes without permission. What do you think? Read more...

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In Arkansas, Thousands Of People Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Over New Work Rule


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The state now requires many of its Medicaid beneficiaries to work, go to school or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance. But more than 18,000 have come off the rolls.

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Venezuela : une lutte par concerts interposés


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Face à Messi, Bruno Genesio ne mise pas sur le marquage individuel


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Queen And Lambert To Rock The Oscars


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*Bohemian Rhapsody, *a biopic about Queen's late frontman Freddie Mercury, is up for five awards. Two surviving band members will play at Sunday's ceremony, joined by Adam Lambert singing lead.

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Facebook Has Behaved Like 'Digital Gangsters,' U.K. Parliament Report Says


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"The age of inadequate self-regulation must come to an end," says Damian Collins, chair of the committee behind the report, which is often scathing on Facebook's practices and corporate conduct.

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Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers


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Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

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Graham Vows To Investigate 'Administrative Coup' In FBI, Justice Department


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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CBS and NPR that officials had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment, a procedure which takes power away from the president.

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Frictions diplomatiques à Gibraltar


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A quarante jours du Brexit, les escarmouches diplomatiques se multiplient entre l'Espagne te les autorités britanniques à propos de Gibraltar.Image/photo
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Tiny Homes For Homeless Get The Go-Ahead In The Wake of California's Worst Wildfire


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California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.

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Cinq députés européens pro-Guaido refoulés à l'aéroport de Caracas


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Ils étaient invités au Vénézuela par Juan Guaido, celui qu'une cinquantaine de nations reconnaît comme président par intérim du pays. Mais à leur arrivée, on leur a montré la porte. Le président en exercice Nicolas Maduro, les accuse de conspiration.Image/photo
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Euronews Soir : l'actualité du 18 février


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Inde/Pakistan : appel à la désescalade


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L'Arabie Saoudite a appelé lundi à la désescaldade entre l'Inde et le Pakistan après l'attentat meurtrier de jeudi dernier qui a fait une quarantaine de morts dans les rangs de l'armée indienneImage/photo
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France : une marche contre l'antisémitisme très politique


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7 Lawmakers Quit U.K. Labour Party Over Alleged Anti-Semitism And Brexit Approach


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The seven politicians said that persisting anti-Semitism and leader Jeremy Corbyn's "complicit" role in Brexit led to their resignations. They say the party "has changed beyond recognition."

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The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop


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Historian Daniel Immerwahr shares surprising stories of U.S. territorial expansion, including how the desire for bird guano compelled the seizure of remote islands. His book is How to Hide an Empire.

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Aunt Scores Big With Nephews By Dropping Bombshell Story About Mom Smoking Weed As Teenager


BOSTON—Regaling her sister’s sons with previously untold stories from adolescence, local aunt Sherri Neely scored big Monday with her nephews Bobby and Ben Cecil by dropping the bombshell story about their mother smoking weed as a teenager. “You should have seen their faces when I told them about me and Marci getting… Read more...

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‘Aquaman 2’ Announced


Warner Bros. has brought back Aquaman ’s writer to draft a sequel to the original film, which made $1.1 billion globally at the box office despite a negative reaction from critics. What do you think? Read more...

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Les évêques face aux abus sexuels


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Alors que doit s'ouvrir jeudi la conférence des évêques contre les violences sexuels commises par des ecclésiastiques, Mgr Charles Scicluna souhaite que l’Église de Rome affronte la vérité.Image/photo
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