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Kris Bryant loses service time grievance, remains under Cubs
Kris Bryant loses service time grievance, remains under Cubs' control through 2021

Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has lost his service time grievance. As a result, he will remain under Cubs' control for two more seasons and will not be a free agent until the 2021-22 offseason. Bryant, then the Cubs' top prospect, entered the 2015 season in seemingly great shape to make the Cubs' big league roster.

Trump to sign revamped Mexico, Canada trade agreement that will replace NAFTA
Trump to sign revamped Mexico, Canada trade agreement that will replace NAFTA

New trade pact with Mexico and Canada was one of Donald Trump's top legislative priorities and gives him an important victory as he faces impeachment.

He Paid $345 For a Rolex in the 1970s. Its Value Today Left This Antiques Roadshow Guest Collapsing in Shock
He Paid $345 For a Rolex in the 1970s. Its Value Today Left This Antiques Roadshow Guest Collapsing in Shock

Its price at auction would be more than a hundred times more than its original cost

Boeing reports a $410M charge in case NASA decides Starliner needs another uncrewed launch
Boeing reports a $410M charge in case NASA decides Starliner needs another uncrewed launch

Boeing reported its fourth quarter results this morning, and they included a $410 million charge specifically earmarked to cover the cost of an additional Commercial Crew mission, should NASA determine that another uncrewed launch is required after the first one didn't go as planned last December

A look at Israel
A look at Israel's settlements ahead of possible annexation
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  • 2020-01-29 14:07:21Z

President Donald Trump's plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict paves the way for Israel to annex most or all of its settlements in the occupied West Bank. The settlement enterprise began immediately after Israel captured east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 war and accelerated through much of the decades-long peace process. The Palestinians view the settlements as illegal and the main obstacle to resolving the conflict, saying they make the establishment of a contiguous, viable Palestinian state virtually impossible.

The Latest: Putin tells officials to prepare for new virus
The Latest: Putin tells officials to prepare for new virus
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  • 2020-01-29 14:02:04Z

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the country's government to be prepared to deal with a possible outbreak of a new virus from China. "It is a new phenomenon, and the question is how well we are prepared for this challenge," Putin said during a meeting with several Cabinet members. Russia shares a long border with China.

Trump rages against John Bolton:
Trump rages against John Bolton: 'If I listened to him, we would be in World War Six'
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  • 2020-01-29 13:45:01Z

President Trump would like everyone to know that his former national security adviser nearly got us into four world wars.Trump on Wednesday lashed out at former National Security Adviser John Bolton following a report in The New York Times that Bolton in his upcoming book describes how Trump linked Ukraine aid to investigations into Democrats.As this report sparks new calls for witnesses in the impeachment trial, Trump mocked Bolton for his "many" mistakes and declared that if he "listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now."> For a guy who couldn't get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn't get approved for anything since, "begged" me...

Man who killed nine at South Carolina black church appeals conviction, death sentence
Man who killed nine at South Carolina black church appeals conviction, death sentence
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  • 2020-01-29 13:33:34Z

"This Court should vacate Roof's convictions and death sentence," says his appeal, filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. After the trial judge, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, allowed Roof to represent himself, the defendant elected not to present any evidence. The jury then found him guilty of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes resulting in death, for the shocking mass shooting at the landmark Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June 2015.

Mother of
Mother of 'Success Kid' Demands Steve King Stop Using His Meme

He stares hard at the camera, his clenched fist full of sand. The mother of the boy in this ubiquitous meme sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rep. Steve King on Monday, demanding that the congressman remove her son's copyrighted photo from websites and campaign materials.The mother, Laney Griner,

Islamophobia in the US did not start with Trump, but his tweets perpetuate a long history of equating Muslims with terrorism
Islamophobia in the US did not start with Trump, but his tweets perpetuate a long history of equating Muslims with terrorism
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  • 2020-01-29 13:21:25Z

President Donald Trump retweeted a doctored image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wearing a hijab and Senator Chuck Schumer wearing a turban on Jan. 13. In the fake photo, both were seen standing in front of an Iranian flag with a caption saying: "The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah's rescue." Trump was again criticized for promoting anti-Muslim sentiments and for being a social media troll who spreads false information. The image was, presumably, meant to criticize Pelosi and other Democrats for questioning Trump's order to kill the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by positioning Pelosi and Schumer as defending America's "enemy" - Iran. The image portrays the...

Brie and Nikki Bella Are Both Pregnant - and Due Less Than 2 Weeks Apart:
Brie and Nikki Bella Are Both Pregnant - and Due Less Than 2 Weeks Apart: 'It's Crazy!'

Brie Bella and Nikki Bella Both Pregnant, Due Less Than 2 Weeks Apart

Connecticut man accused of killing wife found unresponsive
Connecticut man accused of killing wife found unresponsive
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  • 2020-01-29 12:12:45Z

Fotis Dulos attempted suicide earlier today by gassing himself in his garage, his attorney Norm Pattis told CBS News.

Background checks and bump stock bans: 2020 Democrats on gun control
Background checks and bump stock bans: 2020 Democrats on gun control
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  • 2020-01-29 11:17:25Z

Here is a look at gun control positions taken by Trump and the Democrats vying to unseat him. In a speech shortly after two mass shootings last summer, Trump proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty as a response to the shootings.

FACTBOX-Background checks and bump stock bans: 2020 Democrats on gun control
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  • 2020-01-29 11:00:00Z

With more than 15,000 people killed by gun violence in the United States last year - not counting suicides - Democrats running for their party's presidential nomination are pointing to inaction in Washington as evidence they should be chosen to run against Republican President Donald Trump. Here is a look at gun control positions taken by Trump and the Democrats vying to unseat him.

Parnas Lawyer: Giuliani Delivered Graham Letter Calling for Sanctions on Ukrainian Officials
Parnas Lawyer: Giuliani Delivered Graham Letter Calling for Sanctions on Ukrainian Officials

In late 2018, Rudy Giuliani said he delivered an unusual missive to Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to the lawyer of one of his ex-associates: a letter calling for sanctions on a host of Ukrainian government officials, including one widely viewed in the West as a brave reformer and another who helmed the company where Hunter Biden was a board member.Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Lev Parnas, an indicted Florida businessman involved in the U.S.-Ukraine saga, told The Daily Beast that Giuliani showed his client the letter and told him he delivered it to Sen. Graham (the letter misspelled the South Carolina Republican's first name as "Lingsey"). Bondy said Giuliani also showed Parnas a...

Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren
Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren't Angry at the Chinese Government. They're Angry at Their Own

As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, Americans feel abandoned by their government

Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58
Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. The Minnesota Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night. Doleman played college ball for Pittsburgh before he was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft.

Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre
Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Japanese citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, described an atmosphere of confusion and fear in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday. A total of 206 Japanese citizens landed at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday morning, with health professionals carrying out checks on board and at the airport, but no mandatory quarantine was planned.

NPR, federal watchdog demand answers on Pompeo
NPR, federal watchdog demand answers on Pompeo's evident retaliation over testy NPR interview

President Trump may think it amusing and laudatory that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo berated and cursed out NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly last week after she asked him tough questions about Ukraine and whether he supports his diplomats, but NPR isn't laughing at Pompeo's behavior.The State Department informed NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Keleman on Sunday, without explanation, that she will no longer be traveling with Pompeo on this week's trip to Britain, Ukraine, and Central Asia. NPR CEO John Lansing demanded an explanation Tuesday and told the State Department if NPR doesn't get satisfactory answers by Wednesday, when Pompeo is scheduled to depart, NPR "will have no...

Hannity Says He
Hannity Says He's 'Not Recognizing' Bolton, Angrily Demands He Come on His Show
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  • 2020-01-29 04:12:29Z

Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity called out former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday night and demanded that he come on his program to talk about Bolton's assertions that President Donald Trump told him about a Ukrainian quid pro quo.With Republican senators facing increased pressure to call Bolton as an impeachment witness following the revelation that his upcoming book details the president leveraging military aid to get Ukraine to investigate his political foes, Hannity kicked off his Tuesday night show by calling the Bolton bombshell a "manufactured crisis."After roundly dismissing the "B.S. surrounding Bolton," Hannity went on to note that he's known Bolton for...

Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56
Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56

Kihei Clark was the littlest player on the court, but he made the biggest play. The 5-foot-9 guard made the go-ahead layup with 59 seconds left, and Virginia ended No. 5 Florida State's 10-game winning streak, 61-56, on Tuesday night. Clark drove down the left side of the lane, reached across and

Bloomberg says he didn
Bloomberg says he didn't bother to keep Trump's cellphone number

Bloomberg told CBS News about advice he gave Trump after he was elected but before he took office.

Dershowitz Justifies Patting Pompeo on Back After Trump Praised His NPR Meltdown, Says He
Dershowitz Justifies Patting Pompeo on Back After Trump Praised His NPR Meltdown, Says He's 'Great'

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday night defended his congratulatory pat on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's back after President Donald Trump praised Pompeo for berating an NPR reporter, saying he just wanted to "show support" for a "great" secretary of state.Dershowitz, the self-professed liberal lawyer who is now a member of Trump's impeachment defense team, was on hand Tuesday afternoon when the president unveiled his dead-on-arrival Middle East peace plan. Speaking with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about his involvement in shaping the new policy, Dershowitz was confronted over the back pat."Why are you patting Mike Pompeo on the back?" Toobin...

Donald Trump slams Democrats
Donald Trump slams Democrats' 'deranged partisan crusades' but says they will suffer 'crushing defeat'

President Donald Trump will return to the campaign trail to repay a political favor and take his case for re-election into deep-blue New Jersey.

Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to Death
Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to Death

The U.S. Navy promoted Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph four months after he admitted to choking a Green Beret to death. DeDolph-who will be back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing-was formally charged in November 2018 with felony murder, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, burglary, hazing, and involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.Melgar was nearing the end of his deployment when he was killed in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017. He was part of an intelligence operation in Mali supporting counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda's local affiliate, known...

Mitt Romney violated Senate rules by drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle during the impeachment trial
Mitt Romney violated Senate rules by drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle during the impeachment trial

Under impeachment trial rules, senators are only allowed to drink water or milk, and they're barred from using iPhones, talking, or standing.

McConnell: Republicans don
McConnell: Republicans don't have the votes to block witnesses in impeachment trial, reports say

Mitch McConnell told Republicans that the GOP does not have the votes to block additional witnesses, according to multiple media reports.

Feinstein says LA Times
Feinstein says LA Times 'misunderstood' her stance on whether Trump should be acquitted

"Before the trial I said I'd keep an open mind," Feinstein tweeted Tuesday. "Now that both sides made their cases, it's clear the president's actions were wrong.... That can't be allowed to stand."

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House
GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House
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  • 2020-01-29 00:36:55Z

For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment's approach to dicey foreign policy questions. Now, as President Donald Trump's former national security adviser prepares to dish on his days in the White House, some old friends and colleagues are turning on him - and others are nervously wondering what he may be poised to reveal. Leaked passages from the manuscript of Bolton's soon-to-be published book are roiling Washington, including the revelation that he says Trump told him he was conditioning the release of military aid to Ukraine on whether its government would help investigate former...

Pentagon now says 50 service members suffered brain injuries from Iran attack
Pentagon now says 50 service members suffered brain injuries from Iran attack
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  • 2020-01-29 00:35:34Z

The Pentagon now says 50 American military service members suffered traumatic brain injuries following Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack on a base in western Iraq that was housing the U.S. military personnel. Initially the Pentagon said there were no injuries in the missile attack, but as more symptoms were diagnosed, the number was updated to 11, then 34 and now 50.

4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers
4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers
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  • 2020-01-29 00:34:14Z

Japanese officials say four evacuees on a flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan have a cough and fever. Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed their condition after the flight of 206 evacuees arrived Wednesday morning to a Tokyo airport. Plans were made for all ofthe evacuees to be treated and quarantined depending on their test results.

Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison
Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison

A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market "flash crash" from his parents' suburban London home to time served and a year's home confinement, sparing him imprisonment

Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica
Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the USGS said. There are no reports of casualties or major damage.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's body, 8 others recovered from crash site as NTSB probes for clues

Federal investigators are collecting evidence to try to understand what caused the helicopter to crash, killing all nine aboard

Budget Deficit to Top $1 Trillion a Year for Next Decade: CBO
Budget Deficit to Top $1 Trillion a Year for Next Decade: CBO

The U.S. budget deficit is expected to top $1 trillion in fiscal year 2020 and remain above that level indefinitely, lifting the national debt over the next decade to its highest level since World War II, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in its annual report on the nation's fiscal and economic outlook.CBO expects the deficit will rise from just over $1 trillion this year to more than $1.7 trillion in 10 years, averaging $1.3 trillion from 2021 through 2030.As a share of gross domestic product, the deficit is projected to rise from 4.3% next year to 5.4% in 2030."Not since World War II has the country seen deficits during times of low unemployment that are as large...

Key points in Trump
Key points in Trump's Mideast peace plan
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  • 2020-01-28 23:34:53Z

The Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday supports the Israeli position on nearly all of the most contentious issues in the decades-old conflict. Where previous presidents tried to cajole Israel and the Palestinians into compromising on thorny issues like the borders of a future Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of refugees, Trump's Mideast team largely adopted the Israeli position.

AP source: McConnell says he can
AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses
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  • 2020-01-28 23:15:13Z

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators privately Tuesday he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. McConnell convened a closed-door meeting of GOP senators shortly after Trump's legal team made its closing arguments in the trial, the third and final day of defense proceedings punctuated by revelations from John Bolton, the former national security adviser. The GOP leader faced a handful of potential defections, but several days remained before any potential witness vote would be taken.

US military
US military's Special Operations Command says its newest recruits may have an 'unhealthy sense of entitlement'

"It didn't happen during our period," a former Delta Force commander told Business Insider. "We really were severe about policing ourselves."

Deion Sanders: They
Deion Sanders: They're letting too many players into the Hall of Fame

Deion Sanders is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he thinks that club is adding too many members. Sanders said on the Dan Patrick Show that he believes there are too many players being allowed into the Hall of Fame, even if they weren't truly great players, and it's watering down the honor. Once upon a time, a Hall of Famer was a player who changed the darn game, who made you want to reach in your pocket and pay your admission to see that guy play.

U.S., Japan pull nationals from China virus city, huge economic hit forecast
U.S., Japan pull nationals from China virus city, huge economic hit forecast

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the first cases emerged in the Middle East. Beijing's pledge to slay the "devil" coronavirus has won the trust of the World Health Organization (WHO) but confirmation of another 1,459 cases - taking the total to 5,974 in China - only fueled public alarm around the world. Almost all have been in the central province of Hubei, the capital of which is Wuhan, where the virus emerged last month in a live wild animal market.

Jared Kushner says Palestine will
Jared Kushner says Palestine will 'screw up' by rejecting peace plan like they have every time 'in their existence'

White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner had some strong words for Palestinians on Tuesday.Kushner, who played a central role in devising the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan unveiled earlier in the day, said during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the proposal offers Palestinians the best chance for a "better life," suggesting it'd be a mistake for them not to accept the offer. If they don't, he said - while placing much of the blame on Palestinian leadership - they'll "screw up" yet another opportunity like they've always done. > Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the President, says the White House's Middle...

Lev Parnas
Lev Parnas' Lawyer Set To Attend Senate Impeachment Trial

Lev Parnas' attorney Joseph Bondy is set to attend the Senate impeachment trial tomorrow during the first day of the question-answer period. His co-counsel Stephanie Schuman is also expected to appear, The Daily Beast has learned."Like many other New York constituents, Mr. Bondy reached out and asked for gallery tickets, and we said yes," said Justin Goodman, a spokesperson for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Minority Leader.Bondy told The Daily Beast that his client was also trying to attend tomorrow's proceedings in the Senate trial but is unlikely to be able to enter the chamber because he wears an ankle monitor. Senate rules bar individuals from bringing any electronics into the...

Trump tailgate: New Jersey Republicans gather for president
Trump tailgate: New Jersey Republicans gather for president's rally
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  • 2020-01-28 22:28:30Z

New Jersey supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to welcome his first campaign rally in the state the same way they celebrate heroes from the New York Jets football team to native son Bruce Springsteen - with a tailgate party. "It's very family-like," said John Fenlon, a 26-year-old parks and recreation employee from Monmouth County, who said he showed up at 5:30 a.m., about 13-1/2 hours before Trump's expected arrival. The Jersey Shore beach town of Wildwood, normally nearly empty in January, was abuzz, with restaurants and hotels packed despite the chilly weather.

Trump will seek 20% budget boost for nukes, says Inhofe
Trump will seek 20% budget boost for nukes, says Inhofe

President Trump plans to ask Congress for $20 billion for the federal agency that maintains America's weapons for fiscal 2021, an increase from last fiscal year.

Democrats Are Calling on DNC to Allow Bloomberg to Join Debates
Democrats Are Calling on DNC to Allow Bloomberg to Join Debates

(Bloomberg) -- Democrats concerned that presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is avoiding scrutiny by not participating in televised debates with other candidates are pushing the party to allow the billionaire on stage.Bloomberg hasn't been eligible for debates since joining the race Nov. 24 because he's self-funding his campaign. The Democratic National Committee requires a certain level of donations from individuals to qualify for the debate stage. Bloomberg has spent $278 million of his own money so far in ads, an effort that has earned him fourth place in recent national polls.But both Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign...

Bolton
Bolton's Testimony Remains in Flux as Issue of Witnesses Divides Senate

Will he or won't he?Nearly two days after the New York Times broke the news that John Bolton's forthcoming book says President Trump conditioned military aid to Ukraine on investigations of Joe and Hunter Biden, it remains unclear whether or not Bolton will testify at the impeachment trial.On Monday, Republican senator Mitt Romney told reporters it was "increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton.""I have spoken with others who have opined upon this," Romney said. "It's important to be able to hear from John Bolton for us to be able to make an impartial judgment."Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) said she remained...

A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and people on the ground may see it
A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and people on the ground may see it

Experts who track space debris calculated that the satellites will pass dangerously close to one another, with an "alarming" chance of collision.

Katharine McPhee Jokes She Has More Grammys Than Billie Eilish
Katharine McPhee Jokes She Has More Grammys Than Billie Eilish 'by Marriage' to David Foster

Katharine McPhee Jokes She Has More Grammys Than Billie Eilish by Marriage

Palestinians reject Trump peace plan, throw in
Palestinians reject Trump peace plan, throw in 'dustbin of history'

Palestinian leaders on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump's peace proposal as an unacceptable capitulation to Israel that tramples on the long-standing aspirations of their people. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed the initiative unveiled in Washington would fail. Trump's proposal included a long list of measures directly in line with Israeli interests, notably recognition of Jerusalem as the "undivided capital" of the Jewish state.

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2019 Financial Results
AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2019 Financial Results

- Record quarterly revenue of $2.13 billion; record annual revenue of $6.73 billion - - Gross margin expanded to 45 percent in Q4 2019 and 43 percent for 2019 - SANTA.

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