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Anthropologie is continuing to pack on the savings after its huge clearance sale just in time for the weekend. You can still get an extra 40% off clearance items and an extra 25% off sale furniture. But Anthro is also offering 20% off regular-priced clothing, shoes and accessories. If you need a pretty side table or... New York Post
A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially bringing an end to a long-running legal battle that activists saw as an important front in... New York Post
The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds. New York Times
VOA VIEW: An interesting point.
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The best-laid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week – and his campaign is struggling to get back on track. Rueters
Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a dangerous precedent and could even undermine Canada's policy towards Iran, Meng's lawyers argued in court documents released on Friday. Rueters
Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the top U.S. envoy for Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Iran is acting stupid.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Wisdom would be keeping mouth shut.
The Maine Senator's net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating
VOA VIEW: Liberal thought.
A week after the Duchess Meghan announced plans to "step back" from their role as senior royals, Meghan was photographed behind the wheel of a car.
VOA VIEW: Markle is an idiot.
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While honoring Louisiana State University's football team at the White House, President Donald Trump turned to the Senate impeachment trial, with a vulgar comment ABC
VOA VIEW: It shows that Trump is not afraid.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems would do better without Hillary.
Ayatollah Khamenei praises the Revolutionary Guard amid anger over the downing of a passenger jet. BBC
VOA VIEW: Iran is at a loss.
Despite his seeming long-shot chances for the presidency, Bloomberg has become a favorite target for President Trump on Twitter CBS
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is wasting his money.
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Anti-trust suit by stalled rivals calls Facebook "one of the largest unlawful monopolies ever seen in the United States." CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook should be broken up.
The Supreme Court will decide whether Electoral College voters have a constitutional right to cast ballots for candidates who didn't win their state's popular vote, the justices announced on Friday. CNBC
Trump's comment about impeachment came at a White House meeting with the LSU national college football championship team, which defeated Clemson in the title game. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A cute way to put the scam.
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Companies including Amazon, Nike, Warby Parker and Marriott express disappointment after Tennessee Gov. Lee's announcement he will sign an anti-LGBTQ adoption bill into law. CNBC
After President Trump said that he didn't know Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, Parnas' attorney Joseph Bondy released a video that shows the two together in a group of people at Mar-a-Lago. CNN
VOA VIEW: Having a picture with Trump is the background means nothing.
More than eight in 10 African Americans believe President Donald Trump is racist and that he has contributed to making racism a bigger problem in the United States, according to a new Washington Post-Ipsos poll. CNN
VOA VIEW: If true, blacks are making a serous mistake.
20th Century Fox is an icon of Hollywood history. Its epic fanfare title card has appeared in front of "The Sound of Music," "Star Wars" and other major films over the past 85 years. But in 2020, that name is going to change. CNN
VOA VIEW: A foolish mistake.
Wall Street's major indexes climbed to record highs on Friday after strong U.S. housing data and signs of resilience in the Chinese economy raised hopes of a rebound in global growth. Reuters
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Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A very good high level team.
U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic expansion on record. Reuters
The United States and its Western allies will put additional pressure on the Venezuelan authoritarian regime of Nicolás Maduro, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. UPI
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday the United States is responsible for inflaming tensions around the world with "aggressive" foreign policies. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia is fanning the flames of tension.
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No chance for a financial win. After more than a decade of planning, securing investors and several false starts, the launch of the 24-hour national cable news channel targeting black viewers now is set for Feb. 10. The network was hyped last year by a bevy of promotional appearances from California to New York. Black News Channel is the brainchild of former Republican U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, who serves as chairman, and veteran television manager Bob Brillante as chief executive officer. Watts and Brillante announced the launch in November 2018 and spent the better part of last year shoring up a management team, leasing space, hiring studio designers and on-air talent, and pouring millions of dollars into renovating and outfitting a location.
And while the ambitious vision has been greeted in the past with some skepticism, it got its biggest boost last October. Jacksonville Jaguars owner and billionaire businessman Shahid “Shad” Khan announced that he’s the majority investor in the network, which promises to capture an audience hungry for news and information targeting black viewers.
Count on a loss and failure. Blacks only represent 13 percent of the population - the other 77 percent are out and will not venture to watch.