Dear Abby: How will I hide a 70-pound weight loss from my family?

DEAR ABBY: I have been overweight for half of my life. After many diets, exercises, weight loss and eventually gaining it all back, I’m planning to have gastric sleeve surgery within the next two months, or when my surgeon can place me on his schedule. Jeanne Phillips  I have gone through all of the required […]

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Trump pardoned a construction company owner whose family donated over $200,000 to his campaign

Trump pardoned Paul Pogue, a construction company owner who was guilty of under paying his taxes by near half a million dollars, The Daily Beast reported. Pogue’s son and daughter-in-law had donated over $200,000 to Trump’s campaign since August of last year. Their previous donations to Republican campaigns apparently did not surpass $10,000. Trump pardoned […]

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A Mexican man accused of being a Russian spy was arrested in Miami, DOJ says

A Mexican man was arrested on charges of spying for Russia, the Department of Justice said in a press release on Tuesday. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes and one of his companions were caught with images of the license plate number of a US counter-intelligence informant at Miami International Airport, the Miami Herald reported. Visit Business […]

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Welcome to Anfield, Atletico: Klopp is excited for second leg despite defeat in Madrid

Description  Saul Niguez scored Atletico Madrid’s winning goal against Liverpool  Credits  Michael Regan/Getty Images Alt Text  Saul Niguez scored Atletico Madrid’s winning goal against Liverpool Liverpool suffer rare loss and Haaland stars as Dortmund beat PSG Reaction Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 8:14am Champions League last-16 first leg   Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0   Liverpool experienced […]

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Attorney General William Barr reportedly told people that he is considering quitting over Trump interference in DOJ cases

Attorney General William Barr reportedly told people he is considering quitting over President Donald Trump’s interference in DOJ investigations. The rumors of his resignation come after Barr issued a rare rebuke of the president, following Trump’s tweets, saying they made it “impossible for me to do my job.” Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec denied the […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Immigration: no visas for low-skilled workers The government yesterday unveiled its plans for immigration after the Brexit transition period ends. The points-based system will not favour EU nationals over other workers and would reduce the number of low-skilled workers entering the UK. Companies are urged to mechanise or find other ways to get around any […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg struggled to curry favor with the EU this week, with skeptical lawmakers questioning Facebook’s dominance and the spread of coronavirus misinformation. One MEP who met with Zuckerberg said Facebook undermined officials’ ability to govern. Elon Musk criticized an artificial intelligence […]

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Bellarmine, Mitty, Riordan share WCAL boys basketball championship

CLICK HERE if you are unable to view the photos on a mobile device MOUNTAIN VIEW — Three-way ties atop the West Catholic Athletic League standings are rare. It’s happened twice in football, including this past fall. Only a few months later, Bellarmine, Mitty and Riordan made history on the hardwood as for the first […]

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NCS basketball playoffs: Tuesday’s surprises, trends and more

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. Game of the night: Mt. Eden beats Logan in OT Mt. Eden had to be a bit concerned as its opening-round Division I game at home against No. 10 seed James Logan went deep into nail-biting time, especially after Makaio Mims […]

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AUTOMATION: The multitrillion-dollar accounts payable market is finally digitizing — here’s how payments providers can grab a piece of it

  This is a preview of the Accounts Payable Automation research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more consumer coverage with Payments & Commerce Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing payments and commerce news and analysis to your inbox. The $22 trillion business-to-business (B2B) US payments market is […]

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Concern for economy as Boris Johnson bans unskilled workers

Credits  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Points-based immigration plan would disqualify low-skilled workers from visas One-Minute Read Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 6:31am Low-skilled workers would not get visas under immigration plans unveiled by the government. Announcing its plans for after Brexit, the government is urging employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from […]

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Today’s back pages: Klopp’s Liverpool get a Spanish lesson from Atletico Madrid and Spurs are hit by Son injury setback

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For analysis of the  A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 19 February Daily Briefing Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 7:47am Spanish lesson “Saul destroying” is the headline in i Sport with the paper reporting how sloppy defence at a corner meant Liverpool slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of […]

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F1: Racing Point gear up for battle of the midfield rivals

Description  Racing Point drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez stand next to the RP20 F1 2020 car  Credits  Johann Groder/APA/AFP via Getty Images Alt Text  Racing Point drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez stand next to the RP20 F1 2020 car With a new car and title sponsor the Pink Panthers are in an optimistic […]

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World No.1 Rory McIlroy sets his sights on making history at The Players

Season-long goals  The 30-year-old has won four times during the last calendar year, beginning with The Players in March 2019. He went on to win the Tour Championship, the RBC Canadian Open, his second FedExCup and the PGA Tour Player of the Year award. He ended 2019 with his first victory of the new season […]

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Wednesday’s Southern, City Section playoff basketball, soccer schedule

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Wednesday’s playoff schedule for CIF Southern and City Section. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION Girls basketball quarterfinals (Games at 7 p.m.) Open Division: Etiwanda at Sierra Canyon Division 1: Harvard-Westlake vs. Rolling Hills Prep at Harbor College; Chaminade at ML King Division 2AA: Fairmont […]

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The most reliable SUVs, pickup trucks, sedans for 2020

JD Power released its 2020 dependability study on February 12. Overall, automakers got the best reliability score in the study’s 31-year history. Toyota won more vehicle-segment awards than any other automaker. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Cars are becoming more reliable, according to the 2020 version of JD Power’s annual dependability study. Overall, […]

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Wine is expected to get a lot more affordable due an oversupply of California grapes

Wine prices are projected to hit a five-year low in 2020 due to a surplus of California grapes and shrinking demand industry-wide, reports say. Higher-quality wine that costs less is a win for consumers, but likely means growers will have wasted supplies and shrinking incomes. Millenials’ relative lack of wine consumption contributes to the decreased […]

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