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Everybody came for Mike Bloomberg, and other top moments from the February Democratic debate in Las Vegas
Everybody came for Mike Bloomberg, and other top moments from the February Democratic debate in Las Vegas

Mike Bloomberg made his first appearance on a Democratic primary debate stage, and the five other candidates targeted him in myriad ways.

Hanau shooting: 10 dead after attacks on shisha bars in German town
Hanau shooting: 10 dead after attacks on shisha bars in German town
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  • 2020-02-20 09:43:34Z

Suspect and one other person found dead after nine killed in attacks earlier on two cafes 25km east of FrankfurtA gunman killed nine people in two shootings at shisha bars and one at his home in the German town of Hanau on Wednesday night, police have said.The suspect then killed himself, according to police, after also killing his mother at his home.Nine people died in the attacks on the two bars at about 10pm on Wednesday night. Five others shot have life-threatening injuries, police said.GraphicSome of those killed were of Turkish origin, a spokesman for the Turkish presidency said. "We expect German authorities to show maximum effort to enlighten this case. Racisim is a collective...

Elizabeth Warren Gets In One More Savage Bloomberg Burn After The Debate
Elizabeth Warren Gets In One More Savage Bloomberg Burn After The Debate

The Massachusetts senator isn't letting up on the former New York mayor, a latecomer to the Democratic primary.

Democrats bare fangs at Bloomberg in fiery debate
Democrats bare fangs at Bloomberg in fiery debate

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg endured a punishing assault in his debut Democratic presidential debate Wednesday from rivals who savaged him for parachuting in late and throwing astronomical amounts of money at the race. The Las Vegas showdown came at a tense time in the party's nomination race, with leftist firebrand Bernie Sanders coalescing as the frontrunner and some challengers fighting for their very survival. US media magnate Bloomberg found himself the target from the start, as candidates from Sanders to former vice president Joe Biden impugned the man whose sudden prominence in polling has scrambled the race to defeat President Donald Trump.

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Here's What the Protesters Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

They seem to be referring to to Biden's role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people

Takeaways from the Democratic debate
Takeaways from the Democratic debate
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  • 2020-02-20 04:25:44Z

Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. With all candidates flashing heat, a measure of the urgency they feel to survive in what is becoming an increasingly bitter nomination fight, the attacks focused on Bloomberg were a clear measure of his perceived strength. Sen. Bernie Sanders recalled Bloomberg's support of stop-and-frisk policing targeting minorities.

Michael Bloomberg Hit From All Sides in Spirited Democratic Debate
Michael Bloomberg Hit From All Sides in Spirited Democratic Debate

(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg came under attack from all sides on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday as his rivals compared him to President Donald Trump for his treatment of women and minorities.Elizabeth Warren aggressively lashed out at the former New York mayor, who's recent rise in the polls has shaken up the Democratic presidential race, particularly over his attitudes toward women."I'd like to talk about who we're running against -- a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no I'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg," Warren said, arguing that the country shouldn't swap "one arrogant billionaire for another."She...

Two Cruise Deaths Reported; South Korea Cases Soar: Virus Update
Two Cruise Deaths Reported; South Korea Cases Soar: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Two people from the quarantined cruise ship in Japan have died, NHK reported, while coronavirus cases in South Korea more than doubled in one day, with a surge of infections tied to a church.Stocks came under pressure on signs the outbreak was spreading more rapidly beyond China. The death

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Trump's Choice for Intel Chief Leaves Officials 'Blindsided'
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  • 2020-02-20 03:04:02Z

President Donald Trump's announcement that he had selected a loyalist and political ally as his administration's next intelligence chief quickly raised eyebrows Wednesday on Capitol Hill among Democrats already concerned about the state of Team Trump's attitude toward the intelligence community.On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted that Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany with a long history in Trumpworld's orbit, would be named as the next acting Director of National Intelligence. The term of the current acting director, Joseph Maguire, was slated to expire on March 12. The president's appointment of another acting official to serve as the chief overseer of 17 U.S. intelligence...

Buttigieg hits Bloomberg and Sanders in 1 swoop:
Buttigieg hits Bloomberg and Sanders in 1 swoop: 'Let's put forth someone who is actually a Democrat'

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg started Wednesday's Democratic debate in Nevada with a direct hit on two candidates at once.If the party doesn't "wake up" before Super Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will likely be the only candidates left in the race, Buttigieg said. "Most Americans don't see where they fit" between those two candidates, seeing as "one wants to burn this party down" and the other "wants to buy this party out ... Let's put forward somebody who's actually a Democrat," Buttigieg said to a roaring crowd, pointing out how Sanders isn't actually a Democrat and...

Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against
Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against 'arrogant billionaire' Mike Bloomberg

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) skipped the pleasantries during Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Nevada.Just three minutes into the debate, after former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has no chance of beating President Trump in November due to his Medicare-for-all policy, Warren quickly interjected and brought up allegations that Bloomberg has a long history of making sexist comments. "I'd like to talk about who we're running against -- a billionaire who calls women 'fat broads' and 'horse-faced lesbians,'" she said. "And no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg."Warren was just warming up....

Elizabeth Warren skewers Michael Bloomberg, calling him
Elizabeth Warren skewers Michael Bloomberg, calling him 'a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians'

"I'd like to talk about who we're running against - a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians," she said early in the debate.

Bloomberg
Bloomberg's presence expected to spice up tonight's Democratic debate - updates

Five familiar faces and one new one - former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg - take the Democratic debate stage tonight in Las Vegas.

8 dead after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police
8 dead after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police
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  • 2020-02-20 00:19:00Z

Eight people have been shot to death in the German city of Hanau, German police said Wednesday.Shots were fired at two different locations in Hanau around 10 p.m. local time, according to a statement from local authorities. The city is located about 17 miles east of Frankfurt.Police have launched a large-scale search for the suspects.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.8 dead after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

Trump Taps Richard Grenell as Acting Intelligence Head
Trump Taps Richard Grenell as Acting Intelligence Head

President Trump announced Wednesday that he is recalling the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, to name him the acting director of national intelligence, confirming a New York Times report.> I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him. I would like to thank Joe Maguire….> > -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020Grenell, an outspoken Trump ally, will replace Joseph Maguire, who took over as acting DNI after Dan Coats, the former Republican senator from Indiana,...

2 socialites have reportedly died after their Mercedes fell off a ferry leaving the most expensive ZIP code in the United States
2 socialites have reportedly died after their Mercedes fell off a ferry leaving the most expensive ZIP code in the United States

The only way to get to Miami's exclusive Fisher Island is by a seven minute ferry, and two women inexplicably fell off it and died last night.

Venezuelans react to U.S. sanctions targeting Maduro
Venezuelans react to U.S. sanctions targeting Maduro

The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken nation - including a bustling Caracas bus terminal. The drivers, who say Venezuela's crisis has left them struggling to earn a living, weighed in on the topic. Others, like Joel Cadenas, pointed the finger at opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is freshly returned from an international tour to gain support to oust Maduro.

Bloomberg
Bloomberg's transaction tax sets stage for clash with Wall Street clients
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  • 2020-02-19 23:21:25Z

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's decision to back a tax on trades marks a blow for Wall Street lobbyists which had seen the moderate Democrat as a potential ally, said analysts and lobbyists. On Tuesday, the former New York mayor and Wall Street investment banker, who made his $60 billion fortune in finance, proposed imposing a 0.1% tax on trading stocks, bonds and derivatives as part of a broader financial services agenda. Bloomberg's decision to back the tax is likely to bring him into conflict with Wall Street firms that are fighting the policy, many of which are the very same clients that helped him make the fortune with which he is funding his campaign.

Mormon-owned BYU eases rules on 'homosexual behavior'
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  • 2020-02-19 23:18:53Z

Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected "homosexual feelings," which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard not imposed on heterosexual couples. The university is owned by The

Oracle Employee Speaks Out Against Her Boss Raising Money for Trump
Oracle Employee Speaks Out Against Her Boss Raising Money for Trump

Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the world, hosted a fundraiser for Donald Trump's re-election on Wednesday at the tech titan's Southern California estate. The event was expected to bring in some $7 million for the incumbent president. Some of Ellison's employees were less than pleased about that, signing a protest petition and, according to Recode, planning to walk out on Thursday to demand Ellison and Oracle donate an equivalent amount to humanitarian causes and denounce what they see as the Trump administration's failings.Kristine Lessard, an Oracle sales account manager based in Massachusetts, signed the first petition with a personal...

Rapper Pop Smoke fatally shot in Hollywood Hills home invasion
Rapper Pop Smoke fatally shot in Hollywood Hills home invasion
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  • 2020-02-19 22:06:00Z

The Brooklyn-born artist, whose real name was Bashar Jackson, was 20.

'We don't have a history of murdering our citizens': A Saudi official says reports that the Saudi Crown Prince is connected to the death of Jamal Khashoggi are 'ridiculous'

Saudi Arabia has made "great progress in terms of human rights," Adel al-Jubeir said, urging outsiders to educate themselves better on its state of affairs.

A millionaire fashion designer is accused of sex trafficking and raping women and girls during
A millionaire fashion designer is accused of sex trafficking and raping women and girls during 'pamper parties' at his exclusive Bahamas estate

Several women have come forward since the lawsuit was filed alleging they had been sexually abused by other men and women at the direction of Nygard, a lawyer for the plaintiffs told Insider.

Flashback: Bon Scott Owns the Stage With AC/DC in 1979
Flashback: Bon Scott Owns the Stage With AC/DC in 1979

Singer, who died 40 years ago this week, got a Bay Area crowd banging their fists to "Highway to Hell" before the song had even come out

Emmitt Smith suggests Dak Prescott should consider leaving money on the table
Emmitt Smith suggests Dak Prescott should consider leaving money on the table

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about the prospect of taking a hometown discount last summer and said he didn't think it was fair "for somebody to say you can only take so much" when it comes time to negotiate a contract. The lack of a contract extension with the Cowboys suggests

What happened to winter? And where
What happened to winter? And where's the polar vortex?

The first two months of winter - December and January - were the warmest on record across the U.S.

Judge finds US in contempt after immigrants in suit deported

A federal judge has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants who were seeking to remain in the country under a program for abused and neglected immigrant children. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins issued the civil order Friday after finding the Department

US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol
US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

Conditions at most Border Patrol facilities in Arizona are punitive and unconstitutional, a U.S. judge in Arizona said Wednesday while ruling in favor of migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in holding cells. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-day trial in which attorneys for migrants who sued in2015 argued that the agency holds immigrants in extremely cold, overcrowded, unsanitary and inhumane cells. The order makes permanent a preliminary injunction that U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury issued in 2016 requiring the Tucson Sector to provide clean mats and thin blankets to migrants held for longer than 12 hours and to allow...

Russia opposes UN declaration calling for Syria ceasefire: diplomats
Russia opposes UN declaration calling for Syria ceasefire: diplomats

Russia on Wednesday objected to the UN Security Council adopting a statement that would have called for a ceasefire in northwest Syria, diplomats said, after a tense closed-door meeting. "We tried very hard to have a press statement calling for cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access to Idlib," Nicolas de Riviere, French ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters.

Two giant icebergs broke off Antarctica. Here
Two giant icebergs broke off Antarctica. Here's what that means for the continent's health.

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier is one of the most closely watched pieces of ice on Earth. And scientists are warning about signs of climate change.

A Timeline of Michael Bloomberg
A Timeline of Michael Bloomberg's Support for Stop-and-Frisk

Days before he announced his presidential campaign in November, Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013, renounced one of his signature policies: stop-and-frisk, in which police officers stopped and searched millions of New Yorkers, the vast majority of whom were black

George Zimmerman is suing Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg over Trayvon Martin birthday tweets
George Zimmerman is suing Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg over Trayvon Martin birthday tweets

George Zimmerman, who in 2013 was acquitted after being charged with murder for his fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, has filed a lawsuit against two Democratic presidential candidates seeking $265 million in damages. The complaint, reported Wednesday, accuses Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of defamation.At issue are tweets each candidate posted on what would have been Martin's 25th birthday in early February:> My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon's family and friends. He should still be with us today.> > We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our...

Have we reached peak Bloomberg? New poll shows potential drop off and a spike in dissatisfaction
Have we reached peak Bloomberg? New poll shows potential drop off and a spike in dissatisfaction

Insider's latest poll shows stalling support behind Michael Bloomberg, with his dissatisfaction numbers spiking between New Hampshire and this week.

2 teens charged in deadly California library fire that killed at least one firefighter
2 teens charged in deadly California library fire that killed at least one firefighter

The man killed has been identified as Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa. Firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, is still missing.

Defiant Rod Blagojevich calls himself a
Defiant Rod Blagojevich calls himself a 'freed political prisoner' after Trump commutes sentence

Without acknowledging his conviction, Blagojevich called himself a "freed political prisoner."

Pompeo says
Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the paper's recent headline, "China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia," The New York Times reports. The reporters weren't actually involved with the article, which was an opinion...

Mike Bloomberg will sell his company if he
Mike Bloomberg will sell his company if he's elected president, top campaign adviser says

Bloomberg, who Forbes estimates is worth about $64 billion, is the majority shareholder of financial-data and media company Bloomberg LP.

Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia
Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia
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  • 2020-02-19 18:32:57Z

A lawyer for Julian Assange said Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that he was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign

Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars we see, has been fading for months. It could signal a fiery explosion, but it may just be dust.
Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars we see, has been fading for months. It could signal a fiery explosion, but it may just be dust.

The star Betelgeuse is less than half as bright as it was five months ago. Here's what it looks like.

Yosemite
Yosemite's famous glowing orange 'firefall' could be a bust this year

The famed annual "firefall" phenomenon at California's Yosemite National Park is expected this weekend. But a key ingredient may be missing: water.

Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning's lawyers renew call to release her from jail
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  • 2020-02-19 18:12:10Z

* Incarceration is form of 'punitive sanction', says lawyer * Manning in jail after refusing to testify before grand juryLawyers acting for Chelsea Manning, the former US army intelligence analyst who leaked hundreds of thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, have renewed efforts to secure her release after almost a year of incarceration.The former soldier's attorney, Moira Meltzer-Cohen, has lodged a motion with a federal court in the eastern district of Virginia calling for her to be set free more than 11 months after she was detained.Manning is being held at the Alexandria detention center after she refused to testify before a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its...

Methane emissions from burning fossil fuels has been
Methane emissions from burning fossil fuels has been 'vastly underestimated,' study says

The amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, that comes from burning fossil fuels is much higher than thought, a new study suggests.

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over
China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline

China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from The Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said a Journal opinion piece -- titled "China is the Real Sick Man of Asia" -- had a "racially discriminatory" and "sensational" headline, and slammed the newspaper for not issuing an official apology. "As such, China has decided that from today, the press cards of three Wall Street Journal reporters in Beijing will be revoked," Geng told a press briefing.

The ocean is getting louder because
The ocean is getting louder because 'world's loudest' shrimp are heating up, biologist says

The shrimp closes its claw so fast that it generates a bubble that is louder than a bullet when it implodes.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack'
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  • 2020-02-19 17:47:04Z

* WikiLeaks published emails damaging to Hillary Clinton in 2016 * Offer claim made at WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearingDonald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told.The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange's legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US.Assange's barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, referred to evidence alleging that the former US Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher had been to see Assange, now 48, while he was still in the Ecuadorian embassy in August 2017.A statement from Assange's...

Meghan McCain Confronts AOC: How Do You Defend
Meghan McCain Confronts AOC: How Do You Defend 'Bernie Bros'?

"I'm really glad that you decided to come and talk to us," Meghan McCain said when it was her turn to question Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on The View Wednesday morning. "I feel like you're the boogie woman of the right and I'm the bogey-woman of the left so it's interesting to be talking

Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release
Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release
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  • 2020-02-19 17:37:23Z

Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption, speaking Wednesday at a press event outside his Chicago home that sounded like an extended campaign ad for the president. Blagojevich spoke in front of a large sign hanging off the landing of his home that read, "Thanks Mr. President." One man in a crowd of more than 100 reporters and well-wishers wore a rubber Blagojevich mask and hoisted the former governor's 2006 campaign sign. The governor-turned-convicted felon even added an endorsement of Trump's bid for a second term.

Buttigieg to Trump: My marriage never involved
Buttigieg to Trump: My marriage never involved 'hush money to a porn star'

Following Rush Limbaugh's controversial remarks about Buttigieg's sexuality, the presidential candidate said he's ready to debate Limbaugh and Trump on "family values."

Hate crimes still go unchecked at Syracuse University, students say
Hate crimes still go unchecked at Syracuse University, students say

The black-led movement NotAgainSU launched the sit-in Monday to protest the administration's handling of recent racist incidents at the university.

Stanton: I would have hit 80-plus homers if I knew pitches
Stanton: I would have hit 80-plus homers if I knew pitches

New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton imagined having the advantage the Houston Astros gained in their scam. Stanton agreed with teammate Aaron Judge that the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series title and that they kept on cheating during the 2019 season. Major League Baseball concluded

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