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Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scamThe Los Angeles Dodgers are eager to begin preparing for the 2020 season, although they aren't quite past feeling frustration at the Houston Astros for the sign-stealing system used against them in the 2017 World Series
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Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75The producer of such Broadway favorites as “Hairspray” and “Jelly's Last Jam” has died
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Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., atop Mucho Gusto, right, crosses the finish line to win the Pegasus World Cup Invitational horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Mucho Gusto runs away, wins the $3 million Pegasus World CupIrad Ortiz Jr. rode Mucho Gusto to the win in Saturday's $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park
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Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
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South quarterback Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma (1) throws a pass during the first half of the Senior Bowl college football game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Washington State's Anthony Gordon leads North in Senior BowlWashington State quarterback Anthony Gordon led the North to three touchdowns in the third quarter of a 31-17 victory over the South in the Senior Bowl on Saturday
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You are working hard today - even if it's a day off for you - but that doesn't mean that you can neglect your social life. In fact, if you try to brush anyone off, it might come back to haunt you later.

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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2020. There are 340 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 26, 2005, a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed in western Iraq, killing 30 Marines and a Navy medic aboard. A man parked his SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale, California, setting off a crash of two commuter trains that killed 11 people. (The SUV's driver, Juan Alvarez, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms.)

1788

the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney.

1837

Michigan became the 26th state.

1870

Virginia rejoined the Union.

1934

the 125th Street Apollo Theater opened in New York City's Harlem district.

1962

the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon — but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles.

1973

actor Edward G. Robinson died in Los Angeles at age 79.

1988

Australians celebrated the 200th anniversary of their country as a grand parade of tall ships re-enacted the voyage of the first European settlers. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Majestic Theater.

1992

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, appearing with his wife, Hillary, on CBS' "60 Minutes," acknowledged "causing pain in my marriage," but said past problems were not relevant to the campaign.

1993

Vaclav Havel (VAHTS'-lahv HAH'-vel) was elected president of the newly formed Czech Republic.

1994

a scare occurred during a visit to Sydney, Australia, by Britain's Prince Charles as college student David Kang lunged at the prince, firing two blank shots from a starter's pistol. (Kang was later sentenced to 500 hours of community service.)

1998

President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling reporters, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

2009

the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) opened in Springfield, with Blagojevich refusing to take part, saying the rules were biased against him. Nadya Suleman gave birth at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in California to six boys and two girls, the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets. Criticism came after the public learned that the unemployed, single mother had gotten pregnant with the octuplets and six elder children through in vitro fertilization.

Ten years ago:

Toyota suspended U.S. sales of several popular vehicle models to fix sticking accelerator pedals; the suspension was on top of a recall of 2.3 million vehicles. Louis Auchincloss, 92, a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction, died in New York.

Five years ago:

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid had surgery to remove a clot and blood from his right eye and repair broken facial bones suffered in an accident while exercising. A 2-foot-long drone flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds, raising questions about the president's security and a growing threat from the sky.

One year ago:

Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, edging Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh); the win allowed the 21-year-old to become the first tennis player from Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings. Flight operations at major airports returned to normal, and park rangers again greeted visitors at some national parks, a day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand died at the age of 86.

Today's Birthdays:

Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 91. Sportscaster-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is 81. Singer Jean Knight is 77. Activist Angela Davis is 76. Actor Richard Portnow is 73. Rock musician Corky Laing (Mountain) is 72. Actor David Strathairn (streh-THEHRN') is 71. Producer-director Mimi Leder is 68. Alt-country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is 67. Rock singer-musician Eddie Van Halen is 65. Reggae musician Norman Hassan (UB40) is 62. Actress-comedian-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 62. Rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 60. Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky is 59. Musician Andrew Ridgeley is 57. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazzie B. (Soul II Soul) is 57. Actor Paul Johansson is 56. Director Lenny Abrahamson is 54. Actor Bryan Callen is 53. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 50. Actor Nate Mooney is 48. Actress Jennifer Crystal is 47. Rock musician Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) is 46. Actress Matilda Szydagis is 46. Actor Gilles Marini (ZHEEL ma-REE'-nee) is 44. Gospel singer Tye Tribbett is 44. NBA player Vince Carter is 43. Actress Sarah Rue is 42. Actor Colin O'Donoghue is 39. Country musician Michael Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 37.

Thought for Today:

"Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves." — Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian statesman (1889-1964).

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