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Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments

Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U. S. "poorer and dirtier. "Several advertisers, including the IHOP restaurant chain, personal finance website NerdWallet and Pacific Life insurance, have pulled advertising from the show. Fox added that all advertisers have switched their ads to other shows, so no revenue was lost.
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How taxpayers can deal with new state, local deduction caps

If you paid a lot of state and local taxes in 2018, buckle up this tax season — new laws cap how much of those payments you can deduct on your federal tax return. FIND OUT IF THE CAP MIGHT AFFECT YOU Generally, property taxes and either sales taxes or state and local income taxes are deductible on federal returns. Newton estimated that as many as 75 percent of his firm's individual clients will hit this new cap on state and local taxes.
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Trump's travel ban almost blocked a woman from seeing her dying son

CAIR, Sacramento Valley Abdullah Hassan, 2, who suffers from a genetic brain condition, is pictured at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Calif. , in an undated handout photo from the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter. [W]e greatly empathize with the family of 2-year-old Abdullah Hassan, a child currently on life support in our hospital whose mother is being prevented from entering the United States under the ban on travel from certain majority-Muslim countries," the hospital's statement said. CAIR, Sacramento Valley Abdullah Hassan, 2, who suffers from a genetic brain condition, is pictured at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Calif. , in an undated handout photo from the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter.
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Allen makes 'statement' with rare LeBron block

NEW YORK -- When Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen decided to contest a dunk attempt by LeBron James on Tuesday night, he knew he would end up on social media. Allen met James above the rim in the second minute of the game, rejecting the attempt and putting himself on a short list of players to block one of James' dunk tries. Block By Block, Over The Years A look at the eight other times LeBron James has been blocked on dunk attempts during his NBA career: 2004 -- With Cavs Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire: 9:25 left in first quarter at Suns on Nov. 10; Suns' Stoudemire: 1:09 left in third quarter vs. Suns on Dec. 1 2005 -- With Cavs Pacers' Jermaine O'Neal: 11:40 left in first quarter on Dec. 23 2012 -- With Heat Bobcats' Gerald Henderson: 5:21 left in first quarter on Dec. 26 2014 -- With Heat Nets' Mason Plumlee: 2 seconds left in fourth quarter on April 8 2016 -- With Cavs Pacers' Myles Turner: 4:30 left in fourth quarter on Feb. 1 Pistons' Andre Drummond: 3:34 left in first quarter on Nov. 18 2018 -- With Cavs Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. : 2:27 left in first quarter on April 5 All the blocks: Video here James offered his assessment.
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Elon Musk unveils The Boring Company's test tunnel

Two years ago, Elon Musk tweeted complaints about Los Angeles traffic, declaring that he was "going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging. "The test tunnel is located in Hawthorne, a neighborhood near Los Angeles International Airport where Musk’s other company, SpaceX, is located. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Elon Musk arrives to speak at Boring Company community meeting in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Calif.
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Dow dives nearly 800 points on fears of economic slowdown

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on Tuesday amid fears of an economic downturn, led by disappointing bank earnings and unresolved trade issues between the U. S. and China. On Tuesday, President Trump has declared himself a "Tariff Man" in tweeting about the state of progress with China, doubling down the threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods if a deal isn't solidified. "People think there is not 'substance' behind Trumps tweets about tariffs so the markets are giving back the gains from before the G20 meeting," Michael Matousek, head trader at U. S. Global Investors, told ABC News.
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At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Shock and outrage followed when the medical charity Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls had been raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, the AP joined a U. N. peacekeeping patrol where the attacks occurred as humanitarians, rights groups and South Sudan's government scrambled to find out more. South Sudan's government has acknowledged the assaults occurred in areas it controls, on the road between Nhialdiu and Bentiu and in surrounding villages.
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Robert Mueller is hiding in Eric Trump's closet on 'SNL'

Eric Trump, played with usual stupid brilliance by Alex Moffat, was being tucked into bed by Mikey Day's Donald Trump Jr. when he started to have some fears about he and his brother's future. "Eric, nobody likes a fibber," Trump Jr. said, before leaving to take a phone call from his lawyer. "Mr. Mueller, people say you're the worst thing that's ever happened to my dad," Eric said.
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What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

InSight, or NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears on Friday. An external seismometer which will be deployed by InSight’s robotic arm, took in the vibrations caused by wind blowing over InSight's solar panels. It's like InSight is cupping its ears and hearing the Mars wind beating on it.
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Chicago legends Baines, Lee Smith picked for Hall

In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. Editor's Picks While Lee Smith is third on the all-time saves list, Harold Baines' Hall nod is a head-scratcher, considering that he never finished higher than ninth in MVP voting. Six-time All-Star Harold Baines on being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame: "I wasn't expecting this day to come. "
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