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Trump Claims Roger Stone’s Jury Was Tainted by Bias

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WASHINGTON — Citing a report from Fox News, President Trump said Thursday the jury that convicted his friend Roger J. Stone Jr. had a biased member — a claim by the defense team that had been dismissed by a federal judge a day earlier.

It was not immediately clear why Mr. Trump put the word “justice” in quotes, as he praised the leader of the Justice Department, Attorney General William P. Barr, on Wednesday for a decision to override a sentencing recommendation for Mr. Stone.

In a previously sealed filing, Mr. Stone argued that one of the jurors was biased against Mr. Trump and therefore he deserved a new trial. On Wednesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled against that motion in the U.S. District Court in Washington. Mr. Stone’s sentencing is set for later this month.

Mr. Stone was convicted last year of seven felonies for obstructing a congressional inquiry, lying to investigators and trying to block testimony from a witness. He faces time in prison, though how long he should serve has been the source of a dispute between the prosecutors on the case and leaders in the department.

Calling out juror bias is Mr. Trump’s latest criticism of the case against Mr. Stone.

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Tucker Carlson: Elizabeth Warren’s campaign can be summed up like this: ‘died of wokeness’

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After Joe Biden, the other big loser on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, was another ex-front-runner, Elizabeth Warren. She finished fourth. She had barely half the votes of the third-place finisher, Amy Klobuchar.

If you’re barely half the votes of Amy Klobuchar — no offense to Amy Klobuchar — not good.

DEMOCRACY 2020 DIGEST: STRUGGLING WARREN PULLS BACK FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, PUTS HER CHIPS ON NEVADA

So officially, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is still going. Nobody believes, really, it means anything. In fact, we can’t say at this point what exactly Elizabeth Warren is running for.

Maybe she hopes to get a few delegates she can exchange for a Cabinet job if a Democrat wins. Maybe she wants to sabotage Bernie Sanders because he’s a sexist by siphoning votes from him. Or maybe she just likes traveling around giving speeches with lots of servants around her, flying on private planes, which she loves to do.

But one thing for certain: Warren is not running for president because she thinks she can become president – because she can’t. Despite that, in her non-concession speech Tuesday night — and this is very telling — Warren bragged about taking half the bank account of a broke college student to finance her doomed ambitions.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and 2020 presidential candidate: A young woman came up by herself. And she said I’m a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. And she said, I checked and I have $6.00 in the bank. So I just gave $3.00 to keep you in this fight.

That’s what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to stay on this fight with people who are counting on us.

She’s literally begging for money from the indigent to continue a campaign that can’t win. It’s not really a campaign at that point. It’s a religious movement or a cult or something.

But really, did it even happen? Is the student story real? Who knows? Warren has been caught lying about so many things we can actually check. Just imagine what she says when she can’t be caught. I mean, really.

Elizabeth Warren fell apart for the same reason that Beto O’Rourke did. Because, in place of a message – an actual message that unites people around ideas and policies – she went all-in on “wokeness” – all-in.

So attempting to say that Warren collapsed – that her campaign died because she lies a lot – that’s actually not the case. Warren has been lying for a long time. She pretended to be an American Indian. Remember that? That happened before she launched her campaign. Voters knew it. And yet, for a while, she was the Democratic front-runner.

So clearly, Democrats were willing to forgive her fabrications. No, she destroyed her campaign for a different, a much more interesting reason.

Warren fell apart for the same reason that Beto O’Rourke did. Because, in place of a message – an actual message that unites people around ideas and policies – she went all-in on “wokeness” – all-in.

Every public appearance brought out a new facet to her remarkable wokeness. There was her town hall endorsing race-based reparations.

Warren: I believe it’s time to start the national full-blown conversation about reparations in this country.

So she rode that for a while, but then by summer that wasn’t enough. Reparations – old hat. But Warren is nothing if not creative. So she invented a brand new kind of racism, a whole new category.

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Warren: We live in a country now where the president is advancing environmental racism, economic racism, criminal justice racism, health care racism.

Yes, Warren was pledging to fight “health care racism.” Is that committed by doctors? She never explained. Are nurses committing health care racism? Who knows? But she was going to eliminate it if it was the last thing she did.

But then she kept going. By early this year, Warren was promising to let transgender children pick her Cabinet members — for real.

Warren: I’m going to have a secretary of education that this young trans-person interviews on my behalf. And only if this person believes that our Secretary of Education nominee is someone who is committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment and a full educational curriculum for everyone, will that person actually be advanced to be Secretary of Education. You like that? Let’s do that.

So was that pandering? Was that scripted? No, it wasn’t. No lobby group told her to say that. You couldn’t make that up.

She came to that on her own because you know what? She meant it. After a while, the wokenss infected her brain so completely, took over Elizabeth Warren that she really believed what she was saying. And it got crazier and crazier. Reparations for gay couples – great idea. Gender and non-binary people – the backbone of our democracy. She literally said that.

Eventually, it was too much even for liberals. The liberals said, “What? What the hell are you talking about?”

Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, was promising universal health care, something they actually want. Whether it’s a good idea or not, it’s something people wanted. Warren tried to jump on and promised the same thing except she said she would magically do it without raising taxes on the middle class. Again, even Democrats couldn’t buy it after a while.

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When Warren finally gives up this charade – I’m running for president. No, you’re not, please – well, you’ll be able to summon her campaign up in three words: Died of wokeness.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Feb. 12, 2020.

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D.C. Makes It A Crime To Wear Masks. So Why Was A Group Of White Nationalists Able To?

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For god’s sake, read the damned article. The article includes quotes from a ADL VP and a democratic councilwoman both agreeing that the law is being applied correctly and equally.

For reference, this is the kind of thing the law is intended to criminalize:

“[The KKK] would go to African American homes and businesses and intimidate them. It was a threat of force put out there,” she says.

And later the councilwoman says this:

Cheh says that from what she saw, the masked Patriot Front march didn’t rise to that level of personal threats or intimidation

And the article’s final word:

And Spitzer notes that lightly enforcing D.C.’s anti-mask law benefits groups from both sides of the political spectrum. During President Trump’s inauguration, he says, many anarchist protesters wore masks. While there were arrests, those were largely for allegations of other offenses, like destroying property. (The prosecutions ultimately fell apart.)

“It’s a messy world out there, and sometimes we have to suffer the outrages of people expressing views we detest,” says Cheh.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Japan Announces Its First Death

Here’s what you need to know:

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The Japanese authorities announced on Thursday the first death in the country from the new coronavirus.

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said at a news conference that a woman in her 80s who lived in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, had died that day.

Her death is the third from the coronavirus outside mainland China, after one each in the Philippines and Hong Kong. The Japanese woman had no record of travel to mainland China.

Japanese officials also said on Thursday that dozens of new cases had been confirmed, including 44 more on a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama.

Mr. Kato said that one of the new cases not tied to the cruise ship was a taxi driver in his 70s in Tokyo who tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

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Cruise Ship Passengers Describe Life at Sea Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Passengers aboard the Diamond Princess and Westerdam cruise ships shared their stories about how they’re handling the coronavirus outbreak.

“We don’t know what’s going on. We’ve been floating around for about two weeks now. There’s very little hope. As each time we hope or make plans, it’s squashed and rejected. You know, we’re all a bunch of human beings on this ship that have lives outside of this cruise ship that need us. As you can see, there are stations that allow you to disinfect your hands, which if you don’t do it with the machine the person will make sure that you get your hands clean on our ship. This is the crow’s nest where you can work the puzzle … not too much going on here.” “I mean, the conditions are very good. They’re looking after us very well. But obviously, we are confined to our cabin, and it’s getting harder. You know, we’re now into the second week, and it seems an eternity.”

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Mr. Kato said on Thursday that the authorities would begin allowing some cruise ship passengers to serve out the remainder of the quarantine period onshore.

Mr. Kato said that passengers 80 or older who have existing medical conditions or who were assigned to cabins without windows or balconies would stay in onshore quarantine facilities until Feb. 19 if they test negative fore the virus. Those who test positive will be taken to hospitals.

The cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, arrived in Yokohama on Feb. 3, and passengers were expecting to go home the next day. But after learning that a man who got off the ship in Hong Kong had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Japanese government quarantined all 3,700 people aboard. As of Thursday, 218 coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the ship.

Separately on Thursday, another cruise ship, the Westerdam, which had been denied permission to stop in Japan, Guam, Taiwan and the Philippines despite having no diagnoses of coronavirus, was able to dock in Cambodia.

China’s ruling Communist Party fired the leaders of Hubei Province and Wuhan, its largest city, on Thursday amid widespread public anger over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.

Jiang Chaoliang, the party secretary of Hubei Province, is the highest-ranking official to lose his job over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 1,300 people in recent weeks.

After the outbreak first emerged in Wuhan, the leadership came under intense scrutiny for playing down the virus and delaying reports of its spread. The province then took drastic measures that included imposing a lockdown on Wuhan, a city of 11 million, and on tens of millions of people in surrounding areas.

For hospitals in Wuhan, already overwhelmed with patients, that cordon worsened a shortage of medical supplies.

Mr. Jiang will be replaced by Ying Yong, the mayor of Shanghai. The selection of Mr. Ying may underline the continued political control of Xi Jinping, China’s top leader. Before being transferred to Shanghai in a fairly senior role in 2008, Mr. Ying had come up through the political ranks in Zhejiang Province, Mr. Xi’s political base.

The party also ousted Ma Guoqiang, the top official in Wuhan, and replaced him with Wang Zhonglin, formerly the party secretary of the eastern city of Jinan.

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Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak

The virus has sickened more than 60,300 people in China and 24 other countries.

The number of people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak, skyrocketed by 14,840 cases to 48,206, the government said on Thursday, setting a new daily record, after the authorities changed the diagnostic criteria for counting new cases.

The number of deaths in the province on Wednesday jumped by 242 to a total of 1,310, more than doubling the previous daily record of 103 set on Monday.

  • What do you need to know? Start here.

    Updated Feb. 10, 2020

    • What is a Coronavirus?
      It is a novel virus named for the crown-like spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people, and can cause a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to more dangerous conditions like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.
    • How contagious is the virus?
      According to preliminary research, it seems moderately infectious, similar to SARS, and is possibly transmitted through the air. Scientists have estimated that each infected person could spread it to somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures.
    • How worried should I be?
      While the virus is a serious public health concern, the risk to most people outside China remains very low, and seasonal flu is a more immediate threat.
    • Who is working to contain the virus?
      World Health Organization officials have praised China’s aggressive response to the virus by closing transportation, schools and markets. This week, a team of experts from the W.H.O. arrived in Beijing to offer assistance.
    • What if I’m traveling?
      The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who recently traveled to China and several airlines have canceled flights.
    • How do I keep myself and others safe?
      Washing your hands frequently is the most important thing you can do, along with staying at home when you’re sick.

Nationally, those figures propelled the total number of coronavirus cases in China to 59,805 and the death toll to 1,367.

The sudden uptick is a result of the government including cases diagnosed in clinical settings, including with the use of CT scans, along with those confirmed with specialized testing kits.

Health experts said the change in reporting is meant to provide a more accurate view of the transmissibility of the virus. The new criteria is intended to give doctors broader discretion to diagnose patients, and more crucially, isolate patients to quickly treat them.

Previously, infections were confirmed only with a positive result from a nucleic acid test. But a government expert said the tests were only about 30 to 40 percent accurate. There is also a shortage of testing kits in the provinces and the turnaround time for the results of these tests takes at least two days.

Because hospitals were overstretched and lacked testing kits, many infected patients were told to go home rather than be isolated and undergo treatment.

The sudden change in the accounting has caused epidemiologists to warn that the true picture of the epidemic is muddled. Accurately tracking cases tells experts the number, location and speed at which new infections are occurring.

Many patients, displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, have long complained that they have had to wait days, and even weeks, to be tested and receive treatment. Others, including the recently deceased whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang, said they had to be tested four or five times before the tests showed a positive result.

The huge jump in new cases puts extra pressure on the government to treat thousands of patients, many of whom are in mass quarantine centers or in isolation facilities.

A day after the British authorities announced that a ninth person had tested positive for coronavirus in the country, officials worked to trace anyone who came into close contact with that person and the health authorities said delaying the spread of the virus was a top priority.

England’s chief health official, Prof. Chris Whitty, told BBC 4’s radio program that containment and isolation were key concerns, and officials were focusing on how to delay any potential outbreak of the virus in Britain, while containing current cases.

“If we are going to get an outbreak here in the U.K. — and this is an if, not a when — then putting it back in time, into the summer period away from the winter pressures on the N.H.S., buying us a bit more time to understand the virus better, possibly having some seasonal advantage, is a big advantage,” he said, referring to the National Health Service.

The first group of 83 people who returned to Britain from the Chinese province of Hubei on an evacuation flight after the virus was discovered will be released from quarantine in a hospital near Liverpool in northern England on Thursday, health officials said.

Elsewhere in Europe, officials were taking similar measures. Dr. Andrea Ammon, director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said that her organization is carrying out regular risk assessments to help countries decide what measures are necessary.

“In general, quarantine measures, if implemented comprehensively, can be effective in limiting and slowing the introduction of novel pathogens into a population,” she said.

“Of course if we have multiple introductions or spread within a country,” she added, “then quarantine is not likely to be an effective measure.”

Taiwan will extend a ban on exports of face masks through April, the government said on Thursday. The move comes as governments and institutions around the world are scrambling to ensure adequate supplies of masks for medical workers and other vulnerable groups.

The country had imposed a monthlong prohibition on mask exports on Jan. 24, a move that was condemned by the Chinese state media and online commentators.

Taiwanese companies produce about a fifth of the world’s face masks, while Taiwan itself only has 0.3 percent of the world’s population, and the apparent mismatch has fed the criticism.

“Little Taiwan lacks conscience — it takes the benefit when the mainland gives it and if we have a problem, they walk away,” one user wrote last week on Chinese social media, referring to mainland China.

But officials in Taiwan, a self-governed democracy that denies Beijing’s claims to sovereignty over the island, say it still has a problem: its manufacturers produce most of their masks in factories in mainland China, not in Taiwan. Those masks are now being requisitioned by the local authorities in China for use in high-risk settings.

According to data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, 53 percent of masks used in Taiwan last year were produced domestically, and the rest were imported, mostly from mainland China. Demand has soared faster than production so far this year.

Taiwan already has a form of mask rationing, with each citizen permitted to buy two surgical masks a week. Health cards with computer chips are used by pharmacies across the island to control purchases.

About 740 South Korean soldiers were under quarantine on Thursday as the country’s military tried to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus among its ranks.

South Korea keeps a 600,000-strong army, largely filled with conscripts, as a bulwark against the threat from North Korea. Most of these soldiers live in communal barracks. After the outbreak in China, South Korea moved quickly to prevent the virus from infiltrating its military and undermining its readiness.

So far, no South Korean soldier has tested positive. The rest of the country has reported 28 confirmed cases, and no deaths. South Korea has reported no new cases in the past two days. North Korea has said it was also taking measures against the virus but has not released any official figures.

The quarantined soldiers included those who have visited mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau in recent weeks or those who have been in close contact with relatives or others who have been to China or tested positive for the virus.

Mist cannons and water sprinkler trucks have been deployed to clean the streets of Wuhan, China, but experts said the effectiveness of such measures may be limited in preventing the spread of the illness.

Since Sunday, workers in Wuhan have been sanitizing public areas twice a day in an effort to disinfect the city. Public toilets as well as garbage disposal sites and transfer stations are sprayed at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the local government’s official Weibo page, China’s Twitter-like platform. Workers will spray disinfectant onto the main roads, hospitals and around various isolation quarters as well, it added.

Video footage shared by Chinese state media showed parades of trucks and workers in protective suits spraying large, white plumes of mist into the air and onto the streets of Wuhan. The city government said that by Tuesday a total of 21,130 liters of disinfectant and 720 liters of toilet cleaning products had already been used.

“I think it could help to reduce environmental contamination with coronavirus, but we have not yet seen evidence that coronavirus has been spreading through the environment,” said Benjamin Cowling, a professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong.

“Our current understanding is that most transmission occurs via prolonged close contact with infected persons,” he added.

Officials in the southwestern province of Yunnan announced a plan to require residents to scan a QR-like code on their phones to enter public places as part of their effort to stop the virus’s spread.

The new program will “allow big data to become the ‘piercing eyes’ of epidemic prevention and control,” the Yunnan government said in a statement on Wednesday.

The program has already begun in the county of Luliang, and more than 5,600 scans have been performed at hundreds of venues, the statement said. In the next 12 days, it will be implemented across a broad variety of public venues, including medical facilities, hotels, malls, supermarkets, transport checkpoints, remote villages and farmers’ markets.

Residents who refuse to scan their codes could be barred entry or exit, and those who try to force their way through could face legal consequences, People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, said on the social platform Weibo.

Photographs shared on Wednesday by a party-run newspaper in the city of Lijiang in Yunnan showed sheets of paper emblazoned with the codes, labeled “enter” and “exit,” plastered across walls and counters.

Video of medical workers from the Xinjiang region dancing with patients at a coronavirus hospital in Wuhan have prompted scrutiny of their roles helping with the outbreak.

A team of 142 medical professionals from Xinjiang traveled to Wuhan on Jan. 28 to help treat people infected with the virus, and at least two more teams have since followed.

As more people in Wuhan have been placed into mass quarantine, a number of videos have emerged showing the Xinjiang workers leading healthier patients in dance routines to get some exercise and ease boredom.

One of the leaders of the Xinjiang team told the state-run Xinhua news service that a patient asked her to lead a dance. The leader, Bahaguli Tuolehui, seen in the video below, said she chose a Kazakh dance, the Kara Jorga. The patients “have done square dances before in the hospital,” she said. “I felt a Xinjiang dance would be pretty good, too.”

But to some Uighurs outside of China, the videos were a reminder of the simplistic way Turkic minorities can be depicted inside the country, even in a time of emergency.

“That’s what China strives to achieve: not only to portray but also to force the entire Uyghur nation to become nothing but singers, dancers and menial workers,” Kamalturk Yalqun, a Uighur living in Philadelphia, wrote on Twitter.

China has put a million or more Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominately Muslim groups into indoctrination camps in Xinjiang, part of a campaign to enforce loyalty while eroding minority languages, religions and cultures.

Former inmates have described harsh conditions in detention, stirring concern that the spread of the virus within Xinjiang could prove dire in the camps. Xinjiang has thus far reported 55 cases of infections.

Reporting and research was contributed by Gillian Wong, Chris Buckley, Sui-Lee Wee, Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher, Austin Ramzy, Choe Sang-Hun, Amber Wang, Zoe Mou, Albee Zhang, Yiwei Wang, Claire Fu, Amy Qin, Elaine Yu, Makiko Inoue, Hisako Ueno, Eimi Yamamitsu, Motoko Rich and Tariro Mzezewai.

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A quick history of the Daytona 500

Daytona Beach became the unofficial “Birthplace of Speed” in 1903, when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hardpacked sand along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Before the speedway was built, events were held on the sands of Daytona Beach. (AP)

Since then, the community of 61,000-plus in the heart of Florida’s Fun Coast region has become a motorsports mecca, with a long, storied history filled with thrills, glory and tragedy.

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The early years of NASCAR pre-date the building of Daytona International Speedway. (AP)

STOCK CARS ARRIVE

The speed competitions along the beach by 1958 had graduated to stock cars, which used a 3.2-mile course that combined both the beach and the city of Daytona. Bill France, then a local mechanic, entered the inaugural race on March 8, 1936, and finished fifth. France dabbled in racing for 10 years, became a promoter and founded NASCAR in 1947.

By 1953, France recognized that development was going to make it nearly impossible to continue racing a course that utilized the city and the beach so he began plans on a permanent speedway. He signed a $2.5 million agreement a year later for what he decided would be a 2.5-mile tri-oval circuit with 31-degree banking.

It was a wildly ambitious plan.

“The World Center of Racing” was completed in 1959 and hosted the first Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. A crowd of more than 41,000 watched a field of 59 cars race for a purse of less than $70,000. The finish was so close it took three days to determine Lee Petty had edged Johnny Beauchamp.

The Daytona 200 motorcycle race continued to run on the beach until it moved to the speedway in 1961, and the next year the venue hosted the inaugural running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance sports car race.

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Lee and Richard Petty were injured during qualifying for the 1961 race. (ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images)

EARLY HEYDEY

In 1961, during a pair of Daytona 500 qualifying races, both Lee Petty and his son, Richard Petty, were injured in separate accidents in which both went over the guardrail. Oddly, both incidents happened on Lap 37 of their respective races. Lee Petty suffered serious injuries in the second qualifying race, while Richard Petty suffered minor scrapes and a sprained ankle in the opener.

The next year, local star Glenn “Fireball” Roberts finally won a major event in his hometown when he captured his only Daytona 500.

The first shortened Daytona 500 came in 1965 when rain gave Fred Lorenzen the victory after 133 of the 200 laps.

Mario Andretti earned his only Daytona 500 win in 1967 and became the first open-wheel driver to do so. In 1972, A.J. Foyt joined Andretti in the winner’s club by dominating in a car fielded by the Wood Brothers. Foyt won his only Daytona 500 by more than two laps.

Richard Petty became the first driver to win consecutive Daytona 500s in 1974, while David Pearson that July won a record third consecutive Firecracker 400.

In 1976, Pearson and Petty crashed battling for the lead coming out of the fourth turn on the last lap of the Daytona 500. When both cars came to a rest, they had still not crossed the start/finish line. Petty’s car wouldn’t start but Pearson dumped the clutch and kept the car in neutral to slowly cross the finish line to capture the only Daytona 500 of his career. The finish was the slowest under green flag conditions in race history.

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Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough fought on and off the track at the 1979 race. (AP)

Janet Guthrie in 1976 became the first female driver to compete in the Daytona 500, and finished 12th. Three years later, the race was televised live for the first time in event history by CBS Sports and Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison crashed on the final lap while battling for the lead. Yarborough and Allison then began to fight, and Allison’s brother, Bobby, joined the brawl.

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Cale Yarborough in 1984 was the first driver to win the pole at Daytona at more than 200 mph with his lap at 201.848 mph. In July for the Firecracker 400, President Ronald Reagan was grand marshal and gave the command to start the engines. Reagan witnessed Richard Petty’s historic 200th NASCAR win and it marked the first time a sitting president attended a race.

The first restrictor-plate Daytona 500 was in 1988 when Bobby Allison held off his son, Davey, in the race’s only father-son, one-two finish. Allison became the oldest Daytona 500 winner, too, at 50 years, two months, 11 days.

Dale Earnhardt suffered one of the greatest upsets in Daytona 500 history in 1990 when he cut a tire in the third turn of the final lap and Derrike Cope stole the win. In 1998, in his 20th attempt, Earnhardt finally earned his first and only Daytona 500 victory.

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Big multicar crashes, like this one in 1999, are a common occurrence in the Daytona 500. (AP)

TRAGEDY STRIKES

Three years later, Earnhardt was killed in a crash on the final lap of the race. The event was won by Micheal Waltrip, his first career victory in his 463rd career Cup start. Waltrip was driving for Earnhardt.

NASCAR returned to Daytona that July still reeling from Earnhardt’s death and the 400-mile night race was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr.. It was his first career Daytona victory and came 11 years to the day that his father got his first NASCAR Cup Series win at Daytona.

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Ryan Newman held off teammate Kurt Busch to win the 2008 race. (Gregg Ellman/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

NEW ERA

Ryan Newman in 2008 won the 50th running of the Daytona 500, using a huge push from teammate Kurt Busch to pass Tony Stewart on the last lap and give motorsports titan Roger Penske his first Daytona 500 trophy.

Danica Patrick’s eighth-place finish in 2013 made her the highest-finishing woman in the Daytona 500 and the first to lead laps under a green flag.

Later that year, International Speedway Corp. announced a $400 million renovation to modernize the speedway. The massive project broke ground in July 2013 and the venue was completed in January 2016 for the 54th running of the Rolex 24. The redesign included five expanded and redesigned entrances, while three different concourse levels featured social areas, or “neighborhoods.”

In 2019, the speedway hosted its final July Fourth race, ending a long, sporadic tradition as the event was moved to August. From 1959 through 1987, the race ran on July 4 before being moved to the Saturday of the closest weekend to the holiday. It was a daytime race until 1998.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the pole for the 2020 race, which will be run Feb. 16.

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Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King after slamming her Kobe Bryant interview

Snoop Dogg has apologized to Gayle King.

The rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video apology, and to invite the journalist to “sit down and talk” with him following his criticism of her asking WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case.

“Top of the morning! Big Snoop Dogg coming at you live and direct with a message,” the 48-year-old rapper said in the video. “Two wrongs don’t make no right. When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it.”

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He then directly addressed King.

“So with that being said: Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions… Me being angry at questions that you asked,” said Snoop Dogg. “[I] Overreacted. Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised better than that. So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out of your name and just being disrespectful.”

He continued: “I didn’t mean for it to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself. A lot of people look up to me and they love me and they appreciate me, so I want to let them know that anytime you mess up, it’s OK to fix it, it’s OK to man up and say that you’re wrong. I apologize. Hopefully, we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day.”

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The caption of the video read: “Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma. 2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal. @gayleking Peace n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids.”

The controversy began after video emerged of King asking Leslie during a “CBS This Morning” interview: “It’s been said that [Bryant’s] legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge, which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?”

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Gayle King was criticized by rapper Snoop Dogg, who posted a profanity-filled video attacking the anchor.

The case was dismissed after Bryant’s 19-year-old accuser refused to testify on Sept. 1, 2004. He later released a public apology acknowledging while he believed the pair had consensual sex, he understands that was not the way she viewed the incident, Yahoo reported. She later brought civil charges against the Lakers star, which was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

In an Instagram video posted after King’s interview, Snoop Dogg, a longtime friend of the deceased basketball star, said “We expect more from you Gayle. Respect the family and back off, b—-, before we come get you.”

Snoop insisted that his comment was not a threat.

“Here’s a message for the people that need to know,” he said in another video clip posted to Instagram. “I’m a non-violent person. When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”

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“Now, with that being said, do I look like I would want any harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that. I don’t want to harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was said, ‘Check it out: you outta pocket for what you’re doing and we’re watching you. Have a little bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies, and Kobe Bryant’s legacy,’” he said.

Fox News’ Jack Durschlag contributed to this report.

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D.C. Makes It A Crime To Wear Masks. So Why Was A Group Of White Nationalists Able To?

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For god’s sake, read the damned article. The article includes quotes from a ADL VP and a democratic councilwoman both agreeing that the law is being applied correctly and equally.

For reference, this is the kind of thing the law is intended to criminalize:

“[The KKK] would go to African American homes and businesses and intimidate them. It was a threat of force put out there,” she says.

And later the councilwoman says this:

Cheh says that from what she saw, the masked Patriot Front march didn’t rise to that level of personal threats or intimidation

And the article’s final word:

And Spitzer notes that lightly enforcing D.C.’s anti-mask law benefits groups from both sides of the political spectrum. During President Trump’s inauguration, he says, many anarchist protesters wore masks. While there were arrests, those were largely for allegations of other offenses, like destroying property. (The prosecutions ultimately fell apart.)

“It’s a messy world out there, and sometimes we have to suffer the outrages of people expressing views we detest,” says Cheh.

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Colin Kaepernick staying prepared for possible NFL call even after bungled workout

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Colin Kaepernick still has the desire to play in the NFL, revealing in an interview published Thursday that he continues to train and prepare for the possibility.

Kaepernick, 32, last took a snap in the NFL during the 2016 season. He was admonished and praised for kneeling during the national anthem, sparking a firestorm through the league and nationally, and has yet to find a job after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

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He told USA Today in a rare interview he still wants to play in the NFL.

“My desire to play football is still there,” Kaepernick said. “I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking forward to it.”

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Kaepernick may have had his best chance to get back into the NFL when the league gave the quarterback an opportunity to throw for teams in November. The workout soon became mired in controversy after a discrepancy over a liability waiver. Kaepernick decided to snub the NFL-organized workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility and hold his own at a high school miles away.

A handful of teams watched Kaepernick and at least one scout reportedly said he still maintained an elite level arm – the same arm that got the 49ers within one play of a Super Bowl victory during the 2012 season.

However, Kaepernick remains without a team.

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Even after football, Kaepernick has become a prominent social justice activist and spokesman for Nike. He told USA Today he plans to start a publishing company and release his own memoir.

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Noah Centineo reveals his favorite line from ‘To All the Boys 2’

Noah Centineo loves a multilayered love story.

And that’s exactly what fans can expect in “P.S. I Still Love You,” which is the second installment in the “To All the Boys” teen romance movie franchise on Netflix.

The 23-year-old actor portrays Peter Kavinsky, who finds himself fighting for his girlfriend, Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) heart after she starts to fall for another suitor, John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), who was one the recipients of her old love letters.

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In the end, Lara Jean and Peter are meant to be together after she kisses John Ambrose and realizes that Peter is her first true love. In their big finale scene, Peter tells LJ that she can “break my heart into a thousand pieces” because he loves her. Cue the tears!

Centineo revealed to Fox News at the New York City press junket that that line was his favorite of the entire movie.

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“I love that line because of the meaning behind the line,” he explained. “I love the line because that is the destruction of a promise that started the film. We promised not to break each other’s hearts.”

“And then the meaning of ‘break my heart’ has become a transcendence of that original promise that was really the impetus for the problem of the entire film,” he continued. “We don’t wanna break each other’s hearts; we’re not telling each other things.”

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Centineo also spoke about how female friendships are depicted in the film.

“I think the female friends that Lara Jean has [are] an incredible foundation,” he described. “You need friends … boyfriends, girlfriends [are] super important because they reflect you and show reflections in ways that you might not be able to get from a friend. But friends, your support system are hyper, hyper important.”

“I love how Lara Jean has her closest friend [in the movie] and even with Jen at the end of the film — you see how that relationship shifts even. It’s just a very mature way of going about their situation.”

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“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” is now available to stream on Netflix.

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John Kelly: Vindman Was Right to Report Trump’s ‘Illegal Order’ on Ukraine

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