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‘Thank You, Ellen, For Giving Me a Shot at a Good Life.’ Kate McKinnon Delivers Moving Tribute to Ellen DeGeneres at the 2020 Golden Globes

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In one of the most touching moments of 77th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday evening, Kate McKinnon presented Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award for Achievement in Television by sharing how the actor and comedian significantly affected the Saturday Night Live star’s life and inspired her career. McKinnon told her personal story of realizing […]

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The U.S. Is Restricting Exports of AI for Analyzing Satellite Images

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. technology companies that build artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite imagery will face new restrictions on exporting their products to China and elsewhere. The Commerce Department said new export rules take effect Monday that target emerging technology that could give the U.S. a significant military or intelligence advantage. A special license […]

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President Trump Doubles Down on Striking Cultural Sites in Iran

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(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that Iranian cultural sites were fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so would constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that the U.S. would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled American troops in retaliation for a […]

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See All the Winners of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

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On Jan. 5, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors its picks for the top movies, TV shows and performances of the previous year at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Among the top Golden Globe nominees on the movie side are Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a […]

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Iraqis Push for U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Symbolic Vote

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The Iraqi parliament approved a draft bill Sunday requiring the government to ask Washington to withdraw American troops from the country. The move is largely symbolic, as it sets no timetable for withdrawal and is subject to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s approval. But it reflects mounting volatility facing U.S. forces in the region, […]

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Illinois Rakes in Nearly $3.2 Million in Recreational Marijuana Revenue on First Day of Legal Sales

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Long lines of customers assembled in Illinois on Jan. 1 to make the first legal recreational marijuana purchases in the state. More than 77,000 transactions were made that added up to nearly $3.2 million. Toi Hutchinson, the Illinois governor’s senior advisor for cannabis control, announced the sales numbers during a press conference Jan. 2. Although […]

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Al-Shabab Overruns Key Military Base Used by U.S. Forces in Kenya

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(NAIROBI, Kenya) — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, destroying U.S. aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said. It was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against U.S. forces in the East African country, and the military called the security situation “fluid” several hours after the […]