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Ducks officially retire Niedermayer’s No. 27

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27 to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007. The Ducks held the ceremony on Sunday night before their game against Washington. 2️⃣7️⃣. Immortalized forever in the rafters of @HondaCenter.#27Forever | @AnaheimDucks pic.twitter.com/XsBYvmKyle — FOX Sports San Diego (@FOXSportsSD) February 18, 2019 Niedermayer signed with Anaheim in 2005 after 13 seasons with New Jersey. He scored 60 of his 172…

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Flyers rookie goalie Carter Hart keeps Red Wings at bay

DETROIT (AP) — Ivan Provorov scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Oskar Lindblom had two goals, lifting the surging Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. The Flyers have won 12 of their last 14 games, moving into contention for a wild card in the Eastern Conference playoffs or perhaps for one of the three guaranteed postseason spots available in the Metropolitan Division. Lindblom scored early in the game and had an empty-net goal with 1:26 left. Rookie Carter…

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Michigan State routs Ohio State but loses Nick Ward to broken hand

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over Ohio State on Sunday. The Spartans held the Buckeyes to only 13 points in the second half. Coach Tom Izzo initially said Ward might have dislocated a finger, but the school announced that…

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McCabe: ‘I Believe I Was Fired Because I Opened a Case Against the President of the United States’

Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe speculated he was fired for opening a case against President Donald Trump. According to McCabe, when asked he said he should have seen it coming given Trump’s tweet in December 2017. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017 “I guess I should have,” McCabe replied. “Because the president spoke about it publicly. He made it quite clear that he wanted…

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Andrew McCabe: DAG Rod Rosenstein ‘Absolutely Serious’ About Wearing Wire in Meeting with Trump

During his Sunday appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe offered details on the claim Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was willing to wear a wire into the White House during a meeting with President Donald Trump. McCabe said Rosenstein had made the offer and that he was not joking about it. “I can’t describe to you accurately enough the pressure and the chaos that Rod and I were trying to operate under at that time. It was incredibly turbulent, incredibly stressful. And it was clear…

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McCabe: Rosenstein Was Counting Votes on 25th Amendment Effort for Trump’s Removal

In an interview that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe revealed details of the alleged 25th Amendment push to remove President Donald Trump from office. According to McCabe, current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was the thrust of the push. “Discussion of the 25th Amendment was simply — Rod raised the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort,” McCabe said. “I didn’t have much to contribute, to…

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12 Establishment Media Journalists Who Fueled the Jussie Smollett Flames

Establishment media journalists and pundits uncritically accepted and promoted Jussie Smollett’s elaborate “hate crime” story, just one week after the mainstream media fostered the false narrative surrounding the Covington Catholic students, resulting in a laundry list of impending defamation lawsuits. Here’s 12 establishment media commentators and journalists who fueled the Jussie Smollett flames with impassioned and uncritical reactions to the Empire actor’s imaginative account of his supposed run-in with Trump supporters in “MAGA country” Chicago. 1. Eugene Scott – Washington Post‘s The Fix reporter “To many, the Smollett incident — and the political…

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Matthew Dowd: With National Emergency Trump United Opposition, ‘Divided His Own Party’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said President Donald Trump united the opposition and “divided his own party” by declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dowd said, “As you listen to all this and you kept hearing, ignore all the facts and just pay attention to what you might feel in this. Of course, that’s where the president is on this. I think the president, normally presidents if they do something in the country, they usually want to unite their party and divide the…

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CA AG Becerra: California Is ‘Definitely and Imminently’ Filing a Lawsuit Against Trump’s Emergency

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he “definitely and imminently” planned to file a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked if and when a lawsuit will happen, Becerra said, “Definitely, and imminently.” He added, “We are prepared. We knew something like this might happen, and with our sister state partners, we are ready to go.” Becerra specified to ABC News after his interview that New Mexico, Oregon, Hawaii and Minnesota will be joining California in the…

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Timeline: Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax Attack

Weeks after Empire actor Jussie Smollett made allegations that he was violently beaten by men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, placed a rope around his neck like a noose, and shouted, “This is MAGA country,” local authorities suspect Smollett of orchestrating the attack. Below is a timeline of the events beginning with Smollett’s original claims of being assaulted by men with a noose and a bleach-like liquid on February 29 at 2 AM on the below-freezing, snow-covered streets of Chicago. January 29 Smollett was hospitalized after an attack described…

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