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Harris, Warren compete for support from black female voters

Harris, Warren compete for support from black female votersKamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country’s largest political organization aimed at electing black women. A day after Harris’ announcement, the Massachusetts senator won the backing of more than 100 black female activists. The dueling endorsements signal an emerging battle between Warren and Harris for the support of black women, who are the Democratic Party’s most loyal and consistent voters.



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Heirs of holocaust survivors compete to sue Lehman Foundation over $7 million watercolour

Heirs of holocaust survivors compete to sue Lehman Foundation over $  7 million watercolourThe heirs of two Holocaust victims have sued the Lehman Foundation in New York over a multi-million dollar painting, both claiming their families owned the painting before the Nazi era.  The 1917 painting by Egon Schiele, Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, was purchased by Robin Owen Lehman – the son of late the banker Robert Lehman – from the Marlborough Gallery in London in 1964. It is now estimated to be worth between $ 5 and $ 7 million.  In 2016, Mr Lehman tried to sell the painting through Christie’s auction house to raise money for his charity foundation. However, the move notified the two rival claimants to the painting’s whereabouts and all three parties have been stuck in a legal stalemate ever since. According to the heirs of Karl Mayländer, a Jewish businessman in Vienna who was killed in Auschwitz, he owned the watercolour before he was deported to the death camp. His family trust now cites a long distant relative, 98-year-old Eva Zirkl who lives in New York, as the rightful owner of the painting. But the family of another Holocaust victim, Heinrich Rieger, who was Egon Schiele’s dentist, believe the watercolour belonged to Mr Reiger before he was killed.  The Lehman Foundation now faces two separate claims from the Rieger and Zirkl families’ respective trusts in New York.  Lawyers representing Mr Lehman tried to settle the dispute in “good faith” outside of the courts, but claim that neither parties were willing to meet in person to discuss their positions.   Thaddeus Stauber, a lawyer in Los Angeles who is representing Mr Lehman in the case, told the Daily Telegraph: “We are trying to establish whether either of these claimants have a legitimate claim. Based on what they have submitted at the moment, we don’t believe either of them do. “I reached out to all the parties individually and invited everyone to New York to try and reach an agreement in good faith. But for the past three years they have refused to talk to each other.” The painting is currently being held in Christie’s in New York and cannot be sold until the dispute is settled.  The case is due to be heard in the coming month at Monroe County Supreme Court in Rochester, New York state, where a judge is expected to decide who the rightful owner of the piece is.  Raymond Dowd, a lawyer in New York representing the Rieger family trust, accused the Lehman Foundation of “procedural lawfare” by insisting that the case be heard outside of New York City.  “When you are a large, rich plaintiff you can afford to engage in procedural lawfare,” he said, adding that the Reiger family trust have been willing to “engage in good faith discussions”.  The legal action was originally started by the Lehman Foundation in September, when its lawyers filed court papers in an attempt to establish whether either family was telling the truth.  The Robert Rieger Trust in New York have since filed a claim on the watercolour, which they say “was always regarded as a special piece of the Rieger collection”. But The Susan Zirkl Memorial Foundation Trust, representing 98-year-old Ms Zirkl, claim that she is the rightful owner.   The case comes after Ms Zirkl was returned two other Schiele paintings from an Austrian museum three years ago, after reportedly spending two decades trying to reclaim the drawings.  Vienna's famous Leopold Museum agreed to return two watercolours, including a self-portrait of Schiele, to the New York-based heiress of Mayländer in 2016. Lawyers representing Ms Zirkl on Saturday denied the “blatantly false” allegation that they have not engaged in good faith discussions, adding: “Mr. Lehman’s counsel is soliciting publicity to manufacture a narrative, and we will not engage in that process.”



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Buttigieg predicts a 'two-way' race against Warren as both compete to sound more like Obama

Buttigieg predicts a 'two-way' race against Warren as both compete to sound more like ObamaPete Buttigieg made waves with a suggestion — which he later partially retracted — that the 2020 Democratic primary contest is “getting to be a two-way” race between him and Elizabeth Warren. But opponents said Buttigieg’s remarks were presumptuous.



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Rand Paul and Liz Cheney Compete for Trump’s Affections, Get Into ‘Butt-Kissing’ Twitter Spat

Rand Paul and Liz Cheney Compete for Trump’s Affections, Get Into ‘Butt-Kissing’ Twitter SpatTwo fully grown, elected members of the United States Congress have spent two days fighting on Twitter over who loves President Donald Trump more.Since at least Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Liz Cheney, both Republicans, have been trading barbs online (and on television) over foreign policy and who is in better standing with Trump.The shameless spat began when Paul shared a week-old Washington Examiner op-ed from Wyoming state legislators telling Cheney to “stop carping at Trump for rejecting endless war.”“I agree!  Why do some neocons continue to advocate for endless wars?  I stand with @realdonaldtrump on ending wars,” the libertarian senator added in light of the firing of hawkish national-security chief John Bolton. “Let’s focus on America First, not Afghanistan!”Paul’s shot at Cheney was also likely spurred on by the Wyoming congresswoman’s mild criticism earlier this week of the president’s Camp David invitation to the Taliban, which was scheduled days before the anniversary of 9/11.Cheney, meanwhile, quickly fired back by noting that while she stands with Trump and “our men and women in uniform who will never surrender to terrorists,” Paul “seems to have forgotten that today is 9/11.”Paul restarted the slap-fight on Thursday morning, insisting the president recognized Cheney’s “NeverTrump warmongering” and “pro-Bolton blathering.”“I’m just grateful for a president who, unlike you, supports stopping these endless wars,” he added.In response to Paul’s jab, Cheney fired back by reminding the libertarian-leaning senator that he was trounced by Trump in the 2016 Republican primary. She also quoted an old tweet in which Trump attacked Paul, dubbing him “truly weird.”“Hi @RandPaul I know the 2016 race was painful for you since you were such a big loser (then & now) with a dismal 4.5% in Iowa,” she tweeted in Trumpian fashion. “No surprise since your motto seems to be ‘Terrorists First, America Second.’”Not to be outdone, Paul replied by taking a shot at the congresswoman’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, a notoriously hawkish Republican like his daughter. “Hey ⁦@Liz_Cheney⁩ I feel like you might just be mad still about when Candidate Trump shredded your Dad’s failed foreign policy and endless wars,” he tweeted, attaching a recap from the 2016 GOP primary debates.“Weird. I don’t see you on stage here, @RandPaul,” Cheney shot back minutes later. “Oh, right. My bad – you had already lost. weirdRand”From there, Paul absolutely unloaded in a seeming effort to get the last word in vying for Trump’s affirmation, firing off a tweetstorm taking aim at the Cheney family:Not content on keeping this battle royale for Trump’s love contained to Twitter, Paul also appeared Thursday afternoon to take it to the airwaves. CNN anchor Brianna Keilar, however, confronted Paul head-on and mocked the senator to his face.“Do you worry this is devolving a bit into this butt-kissing contest that’s a little unbecoming of two members of Congress?” Keilar asked.And as if this spat couldn’t get any more insufferable, members of Paul’s and Cheney’s staffs got involved in the online dog-pile. In response to a Politico reporter snarking that the two sparring lawmakers will eventually have make-up luncheons, Cheney aide Natalie Johnson tweeted: “My boss doesn’t sit at the kid’s table.” Paul’s chief strategist Doug Stafford fired back: “Sure she does. What do you think the House is?”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.



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Nichols: Jemele Hill is suggesting we give historically black schools an opportunity to compete

Nichols: Jemele Hill is suggesting we give historically black schools an opportunity to competeUniversity of Maryland professor Jason Nichols reacts to Jemele Hill's op-ed on black athletes leaving white colleges.



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Chico's will close at least 250 stores to better compete in the age of Amazon

Chico's will close at least 250 stores to better compete in the age of AmazonChico's says it will close at least 250 stores to better compete amid a retail landscape roiled by the rise of online shopping and fast fashion



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Mercedes-Benz Launches the EQC, a Fully Electric SUV to Compete With Tesla

Mercedes-Benz Launches the EQC, a Fully Electric SUV to Compete With TeslaIt has a range of 200 miles.



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Adam Rippon Will Be First Openly Gay U.S. Man To Compete In The Winter Olympics

Adam Rippon Will Be First Openly Gay U.S. Man To Compete In The Winter OlympicsFigure skater Adam Rippon made history Sunday as the first openly gay U.S. man to qualify for the Winter Olympics.



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The Latest: Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air show

The Latest: Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air showPARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Air Show (all times local):



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Invasion of the Trumps! Presidential Impersonators Compete to Host New Show

Invasion of the Trumps! Presidential Impersonators Compete to Host New ShowThe impressionists were competing for the chance to host a fake news comedy show for the club's website.



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