Jeffrey Epstein fallout: Prince Andrew withdraws from public duties, willing to help law enforcement probes

Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future” because of the continuing controversy over the British royal’s past friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew also said he is willing to help law-enforcement investigations of the deceased wealthy investor and of Epstein’s possible co-conspirators in his crimes.

“It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support,” the Duke of York said in a statement.

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2020 Grammy Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises

If you woke up this morning compelled to punch the air, chances are you’re Taylor Swift. The Grammys announced its nominations for the 2020 ceremony bright and early on Wednesday and, per usual, it’s a mixed bag of delightful acknowledgments (Michelle Obama! Nipsey Hussle!), oddities (see: whatever’s happening in the rock field), and puzzling omissions across the board — namely, Swift’s absence from Album of the Year. First-time nominees lead music’s biggest night, from Billie Eilish to Lizzo to Lil Nas X,

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Rob Gronkowski won’t say ‘never’ on return, but not in 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t ruled out a return to football in the future, but he has no plans to do so in 2019.

“I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back,'” Gronkowski told ESPN on Tuesday. “I’m 30 years old. I’m young. I still stay fit, still watch the game whenever I can, still enjoy it. I’m feeling good, but you know, one year off could possibly be the case.

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Ted Cruz rips Eric Swalwell’s fartgate scandal with Steve Martin clip

Sen. Ted Cruz couldn’t resist ripping Rep. Eric Swalwell on Tuesday for appearing to fart on live television.

The Texas lawmaker tweeted out the iconic Ruprecht dinner scene from the 1988 comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” showing Steve Martin’s character appearing to relieve himself at the table.

“Leaked footage of Swalwell on MSNBC last night…,” Cruz wrote.

Cruz was referring to the California Democrat’s appearance the night before on MSNBC’s “Hardball” during which he appeared to break wind halfway through his interview.

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Fresno police look into gang connection after shooting at football party leaves 4 dead, 6 wounded

FRESNO, Calif. – Police are investigating whether there’s a connection between an increase in local gang activity and the shooting Sunday night that left four people dead and six wounded at a backyard football-watching party.

Law enforcement officials are attempting to prevent retaliation after an attack by at least two unidentified assailants in a residence populated by members of the Southeast Asian Hmong community, who have a large representation in the part of Fresno where the shooting occurred.

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3 dead in shooting at Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma: ‘The closer it is, the more it hurts’

DUNCAN, Okla. – Three people were killed Monday in a shooting outside a Walmart that ended when a bystander pointed a gun at the shooter, police and a witness said.

Police responding to a call shortly before 10 a.m. local time found a man and a woman dead in the front seat of a car in the parking lot and another man deceased outside the car, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said.

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Vikings make rare 20-point comeback after half

MINNEAPOLIS — Stefon Diggs jumped up and down on the Vikings’ sideline, screaming in elation as “Enter Sandman” blared out of the speakers inside U.S. Bank Stadium with just over 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

Moments before, Diggs had caught a 54-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins on a route the quarterback noted is only hit “once a decade” to breathe life into a Vikings team that was on the verge of losing to the Denver Broncos in befuddling fashion after entering Week 11 as a double-digit favorite over their last-place AFC West opponent.

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Cowboys vs. Lions odds, line, spread: 2019 NFL picks, best predictions from model on 91-61 run
Teams that traditionally host Thanksgiving Day NFL games meet on Sunday, two weeks before the holiday. The Dallas Cowboys (5-4) head to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions (3-5) at 1 p.m. ET. Dallas has covered the spread five times this season, while Detroit has covered four games. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will sit out for the second consecutive week with a back injury, news that threw the NFL odds for this game into turmoil.
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Georgia vs. Auburn: Live stream, watch online, TV channel, kickoff time, odds, line, pick, prediction

It’s the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, and it’s also the biggest game of the weekend. No. 4 Georgia and No. 12 Auburn are set to square off in a showdown that will take center stage on Saturday afternoon in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. Georgia can wrap up the SEC East and remain in the College Football Playoff hunt with a victory, while Auburn can play the ultimate spoiler if it is able to spring the home upset.

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Report: Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama Is Out for the Season

The Alabama quarterback was carted off the field with a hip injury against Mississippi State.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field with a right hip injury late in the second quarter against Mississippi State on Saturday and is out for the season, according to a report from The Athletic.

The Athletic reported that Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated hip and a posterior wall fracture.

“We hate it that he got injured.

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