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Capitals acquire defenseman Brenden Dillon from Sharks
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:10:09 +0000

Capitals acquire defenseman Brenden Dillon from SharksThe Washington Capitals bolstered their blue line Tuesday by acquiring veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks. Washington sent Colorado's 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-rounder to San Jose for the pending unrestricted free agent. The Sharks are keeping half of Dillon's salary and cap hit to facilitate the move.


Billie Eilish releases new Bond theme ‘No Time to Die’ on Spotify and Apple Music
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:08:00 +0000

Billie Eilish releases new Bond theme ‘No Time to Die’ on Spotify and Apple MusicBillie Eilish has unveiled her 007 theme “No Time to Die“ ahead of the release of the latest instalment starring Daniel Craig.The track, which Eilish previously revealed was a ballad and was written and performed by the 18-year-old, was released on various streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.


Trump budget plan calls for for Florida Everglades
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:04:04 +0000
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Brit Awards 2020 – live: Billie Eilish performs new Bond theme after Dave calls Boris Johnson a racist in powerful performance
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:04:00 +0000

Brit Awards 2020 – live: Billie Eilish performs new Bond theme after Dave calls Boris Johnson a racist in powerful performanceThe 40th annual Brit Awards are taking place tonight at London's O2 Arena, where artists such as Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy, Dave and Harry Styles are up for the top prizes.The ceremony is once again hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, and includes performance by Capaldi, Stormzy, Styles, Mabel and Billie Eilish.


Neighbor Found Dead in Home Abducted, ‘Asphyxiated’ 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik: Police
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:01:36 +0000

Neighbor Found Dead in Home Abducted, ‘Asphyxiated’ 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik: PoliceEvidence shows that 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was strangled to death by her neighbor within hours of being abducted from her front yard in South Carolina last week, authorities revealed Tuesday.Police said Coty Scott Taylor, a 30-year-old neighbor who killed himself inside his home last week, was the “sole perpetrator” behind Swetlik’s tragic slaying on Feb. 10. Taylor was found dead in his South Carolina home on Feb. 13, which is about 100 to 150 feet away from the Swetlik residence, just minutes after the first-grader’s body was discovered in a nearby wooded area after an exhaustive three-day search around their Churchill Heights neighborhood. Police said Tuesday her body had been moved to the wooded area between her home and a nearby auto-body shop shortly before she was discovered. Body of Missing 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik Found in Her South Carolina NeighborhoodThe Lexington County Coroner’s Office confirmed the 6-year-old, who was last seen by her family playing in her front yard around 3:45 p.m., died from asphyxiation a few hours after she was abducted. An autopsy showed that Taylor died by suicide.“This was not just an investigation or case for us. Faye Swetlik quickly grabbed all of our hearts. This case will remain very personal for each of us. Faye will never be forgotten. There are no words that can adequately convey sorrow to her family,” Cayce Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley said during a press conference. Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove said investigators interviewed Taylor last Wednesday, and he gave authorities consent to look through his home, but they didn’t find anything linking him to the case at the time. Authorities previously said Taylor, who had no criminal history and was not known to law enforcement, was not considered a friend of Swetlik’s family.Case of 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik ‘Linked’ to Neighbor Found Dead in Home: AuthoritiesThe next day, however, police found a polka-dot boot the 6-year-old was wearing at the time of her disappearance and a soup ladle with fresh dirt on it in Taylor’s trash can. Around the same time officers found Swetlik’s body on Thursday morning behind the neighborhood’s townhomes, other deputies were responding to reports of a man bleeding on a back patio of a nearby house, Snellgrove said. When officers arrived, Taylor was found dead. Snellgrove added that DNA collected from both crime scenes “connected the unknown pieces of this horrific crime” and said video surveillance footage showed Taylor “doing some suspicious things.” Authorities declined on Tuesday to provide details on the video. “The loss of Faye Marie Swetlik will never leave our thoughts or minds. I hope today, we can start to process this horrific crime and grieve the loss of this precious life,” Antley said.The city of Cayce is holding a vigil for the first-grader on Tuesday at city hall, and a funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, according to an online obituary.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Corrections and clarifications
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:00:37 +0000
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Batting champ Anderson says he won't change his style
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:57:11 +0000

Batting champ Anderson says he won't change his styleAs far as Tim Anderson is concerned, winning a batting title doesn't change his status. Anderson led the major leagues with a .335 average last season for the Chicago White Sox. Despite a sprained ankle that limited him to 123 games, he hit 18 homers and stole 17 bases.


Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:56:25 +0000

Machado had regular offseason with business focused on fieldManny Machado took care of business again this winter. “It was good, it was a regular offseason for me," Machado said Tuesday before the San Diego Padres had their first full-squad workout of the spring. Machado wound up with a million, 10-year blockbuster deal, then had a disappointing first season with the Padres.


Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing voters
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:55:08 +0000

Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing votersIn a party that’s shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: how to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the government’s role in the decision to end a pregnancy. While Bernie Sanders said this month that “being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat,” his presidential primary opponent Amy Klobuchar took a more open stance last week in saying that anti-abortion Democrats “are part of our party.” Klobuchar's perfect voting score from major abortion-rights groups makes her an unlikely ally, but some abortion opponents nonetheless lauded the Minnesota senator for extending a hand to those on the other side of an issue that’s especially important for Catholics and other devout voters.


Jeff Bezos blasted for hypocrisy over climate fund: 'One hand cannot give what the other is taking away'
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:55:07 +0000

Jeff Bezos blasted for hypocrisy over  climate fund: 'One hand cannot give what the other is taking away'Environmental groups have accused Amazon chief Jeff Bezos of paying lip service to the climate crisis after he pledged to spend to combat global warming, to which his massive online empire has contributed millions of tonnes in carbon emissions.Several groups also have labelled the multi-billionaire a hypocrite for contracting with oil and gas companies and allegedly threatening workers who engage in climate activism.


Dave calls Boris Johnson 'a real racist' during performance of 'Black' at Brit Awards
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:51:00 +0000

Dave calls Boris Johnson 'a real racist' during performance of 'Black' at Brit AwardsDave added lyrics to his song “Black” at the Brit Awards to call Boris Johnson a “real racist”.The crowd cheered on as the Streatham-born rapper made the change during a stirring rendition of the song, which is taken from his album Psychodrama.


Brazil oil workers at war with Petrobras in massive strike
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:47:02 +0000
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Brit Awards Bosses Pull Sound During Lewis Capaldi's Acceptance Speech
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:46:25 +0000

Brit Awards Bosses Pull Sound During Lewis Capaldi's Acceptance SpeechThe Someone You Loved singer was seen swigging from a bottle of Red Stripe as he made his way on stage.


The GOP Doesn't Need Trump—It's Already Rigged the System
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:44:18 +0000
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Stars hit red carpet at Brit Awards 2020
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:37:01 +0000

Stars hit red carpet at Brit Awards 2020Stars hit red carpet for the Brit Awards 2020. Lizzo stole the show when she arrived at the Brit Awards in a dress modelled on a Hershey’s chocolate wrapper. The US singer was among the early arrivals at the ceremony, along with Billie Eilish and Laura Whitmore, who was making her first public appearance since she paid tribute to her friend and fellow Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.


Brit Awards 2020: Who is Mabel's mum who won trophy 30 years ago?
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:36:00 +0000

Brit Awards 2020: Who is Mabel's mum who won trophy 30 years ago?Singer Mabel won at the 2020 Brit Awards and reminded the crowd that her mother had won 30 years ago to the very day.The artist, who beat Charli XCX, FKA Twigs and others to win Best Female Solo, delivered a touching acceptance speech, in which she remembered her mother Neneh Cherry taking home the trophies for Best International Breakthrough and Best International Solo Artist before she was even born.


3 UConn football players face charges in campus burglary
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:35:41 +0000
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Chinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirus
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:35:07 +0000

Chinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirusChinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirus. Four members of same family die during self-quarantine at centre of outbreak in Wuhan


Lewis Capaldi's first ever Brit Awards speech muted after star drops f-bomb
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:33:51 +0000

Lewis Capaldi's first ever Brit Awards speech muted after star drops f-bombLewis Capaldi has won Best New Artist at the 2020 Brit Awards - but the Scottish singer found his brief and blunt awards speech muted after he dropped an f-bomb.Capaldi carried his drink on stage to accept the award, which he did so by simply saying: "Thank you very f****** much."


Trump to visit South Carolina ahead of Democratic primary
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:33:14 +0000

Trump to visit South Carolina ahead of Democratic primaryHe’s not competing in a primary in the state, but President Donald Trump is planning to make an appearance in South Carolina just before Democrats hold their primary election there. Trump told reporters on Tuesday on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews that he would hold an event in the state next week, “probably the day before” the state's Feb. 29 primary, and that details were still being worked out. Trump had previously said that he would likely travel to the state but would be working around a scheduled trip to India.


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