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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Struggles in China

Superman - and now Star Wars: The Last Jedi is even performing less than Star Wars: Rogue One on a daily basis, a movie not a part of the original trilogies. The Ex-File 3, billed as the final entry in the Ex-File saga, will finish the weekend with approximately $6.6 million (or 43 million RMB), trouncing The Last Jedi's speculated first weekend gross of $4 million (26 million RMB). Read More »

USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall

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However, they have resisted Trump's calls to fund a physical barrier on the Mexican border. The funds would be used in the next 10 years in order to expand the fences in about 1,600 kilometers that now cover about 1,050 kilometers, which would mean coverage of about half of the US Southwest border. Read More »

California ready to fight federal government on pot leniency reversal

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Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018, marking a major milestone for the state's cannabis industry and its many customers. Here's where the DOJ decision could really bare its teeth. "The state wants to know where we're cultivating". Announcing a "return to the rule of law", Sessions called on the 94 United States attorneys around the country to enforce the federal laws, which classify marijuana as a risky narcotic like heroin. Read More »

Motel 6 says it won't cooperate with ICE on immigration checks

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Ferguson's office said in a statement that at least six Motel 6 locations in the state violated the Consumer Protection Act and state privacy laws by giving the information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. At one location, "ICE agents visited the motels early in the morning or late at night, requested the day's guest list, circled any Latino-sounding names and returned to their vehicles". Read More »

Twitter asserts that it won't ban Trump because he's a world leader

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Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea . "Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", Twitter said in a post on a corporate blog. Read More »

Rep. Elijah Cummings Admitted To Hospital For Bacterial Infection

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the congressman's wife, suspended her bid for Maryland's governorship shortly before news surfaced of his condition, Politico reported. She was one of eight Democratic candidates for the position. Cummings' gubernatorial battle did not promptly react to messaged questions. In May, he had a "minimally invasive" heart valve replacement. Read More »

Millions Digging Out From Massive Winter Storm

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The National Weather Service had blizzard, winter storm warnings and winter weather statements in effect Thursday in half of North Carolina's 100 counties. Drivers told WRAL-TV that cars were stopped or moving slowly Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 1 in Southern Pines and Aberdeen. 'It's great because the snow is very heavy but the temperature is not very low'. Read More »

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

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The Mega Millions and Powerball drawings precede Newswatch 16 at 11. "It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said. "So far, more than $724 million contributed toward scholarships in this state". "(It's about) making themselves rich", Ashraf said about people playing more around that time period. Read More »

Chelsea want Simeone if Conte goes next summer

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Chelsea have already begun looking at managers to replace Conte and Simeone is top of their shortlist., according to The Times . A former Los Rojiblancos player, Simeone led the club to the Spanish league title in 2014 and his side were Champions League runners-up twice - in 2014 and 2016. Read More »

CFD and Plumbers Offer Tips to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

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Start by cranking up the heat, turning off the water (either to the suspect pipe or the entire home ), and opening the taps. Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. The cold is already causing frozen or broken pipes inside DC homes. Next, open the faucet so that water will flow through the pipe once the area is melted. Read More »

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are basically every Indian couple

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Virat and Anushka tied the nuptial knot in a hush-hush ceremony in Tuscany, Italy on December 11. In the next few days, the couple returned to India to host a reception for relatives in Delhi on December 21. As Virat and Anushka were spotted spending quality time, a number of pictures have been ruling the internet and left fans of both very excited. The cute caption with the picture is, " Cape Town is such a attractive place anyways, and even more handsome with my one and only!" To begin ... Read More »

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of series against Pakistan

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Having walloped the West Indies without raising a sweat, New Zealand expect a more rigorous workout when they face Pakistan in the first One-day International (ODI), which was set to begin here early Saturday. However in recent bilateral encounters, New Zealand has clearly been dominant over Pakistan in ODIs . "Certainly very varied. They've got wrist spinners, finger spinners, and left and right arm quicks". Read More »

US Treasury Department sanctions 5 Iranian entities

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They were listed as Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries, according to RFE/RL. The sanctions freeze any assets the blacklisted companies have in the United States and prevent Americans from doing business with them. Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, have said in recent days that the administration would consider additional sanctions on Tehran in light of its treatment of ... Read More »

BJP: Mamata trying to politicise NRC updating in Assam

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Mamata unveiling West Bengal's emblem in Kolkata . He also appealed to "my 27 lakh BJP workers to keep a strict vigil so that the Trinamool Congress activists can not create trouble in Assam". West Bengal Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya and MSME Secretary Rajiva Sinha had issued statements denying the allegations. When the controversy reached the peak, Mamata Banerjee had once said that since she had designed the logo, she had exclusive ownership right over it, triggering speculation ... Read More »

Ridley Scott in talks to direct The Merlin Saga for Disney

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Scott also reportedly met with Disney executives about that film. Ridley Scott is eighty fucking years old, and sources say he's feeling that shit lately, doling out opinions and name-dropping potential projects like there's no tomorrow (because, let's face it, there may not be). Read More »

Watch The $460 Million Jackpot Numbers

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The jackpot jumps to an estimated $550 million for Saturday's drawing. It becomes the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in its 15-year history. The Florida Lottery has not announced which city in Florida the ticket was sold in. Given your chances of winning are 292.2 million to one, but someone could have luck on their side and kick off 2018 with more money than they can ever know what to do with! In October, Mega Millions changed the numbers that players could choose from, ... Read More »

Republican wins lottery-style drawing for control of Virginia statehouse

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With the outcome, Republicans are set to maintain their narrow 51-49 majority in the state House - though Democrats indicated they may still call for another recount, meaning the saga is not quite over yet. And at least for now, Republicans are poised to be in control. But the battle for power may not be entirely over: According to state law , the candidate who loses a drawing can ask for a recount, which means the Republican incumbent may not be seated by January 10, the first day of the ... Read More »

Mumbai Police releases students detained outside Bhaidas Hall

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Mumbai police have arrested Chhatra Bharati's president and organiser Sachin Bansode, MLA Kapil Patil, Pradeep Narwal and Richa Singh under section 149 of IPC. "I am a trained lawyer, I respect the law, I am also a lawmaker now", Mevani said. Official sources later said the action came in the wake of prohibitory orders imposed in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra following Wednesday's shutdown, which left one student dead in Nanded and many more injured. Read More »

Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson

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AL.com reports that Johnson's neighbors noticed a suspicious man walking around the house on Tuesday before it caught on fire. Members of the Etowah County Arson Task Force say the fire that destroyed Tina Johnson's home Wednesday afternoon appears to be arson. Read More »

Storm Eleanor: Pregnant woman rescued by coastguard

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Scores of homes in Sunderland and County Durham were left without power after Storm Eleanor hit the region yesterday. In the United Kingdom thousands of homes are without power and travel has been disrupted after Storm Eleanor hit there. Read More »

North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over unlawful oil switch

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South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of worldwide sanctions. But instead of going to Taiwan it transferred the oil to a North Korean ship and three other vessels in global waters on 19 October, South Korean officials were quoted as saying. Read More »

Protests Outside Twitter Headquarters Demanding Trump's Account Be Banned Over Nuclear Threat

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In September, Trump took to Twitter to threaten war with North Korea, a country of more than 25 million. However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way. In Friday's post, the company noted that "no one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences [its] decisions". We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly. Read More »

GOP's Josh Mandel quits Ohio Senate race due to wife's health

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But even before Mandel dropped his campaign, it was looking like an uphill battle for the GOP to unseat Brown, a populist warrior whose numbers have remained strong in the state. Ackison is a businesswoman from Marysville, Ohio, and Gibbons is a Cleveland-area businessman. Brown garnered 51 percent of the vote compared to Mr. Read More »

Senators make criminal referral of Trump dossier author to Justice Department

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A spokeswoman for Grassley said last month that the Judiciary Committee's majority was focused on examining "improper political influence" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ "spanning two administrations". "If the same actions have different outcomes, and those differences seem to correspond to partisan political interests, then the public will naturally suspect that law enforcement decisions are not on the up-and-up". Read More »

Macron urges dialogue with Iran, slams strong rhetoric

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At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the unrest. She says the US message to the government's victims is that "you will not be forgotten". They seek freedom. They seek justice. In October, Mr. Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear deal. Macron did not shy away from underscoring this point in his remarks, detailing Iranian involvement in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon, as well as Tehran's financial support of the internationally ... Read More »

FBI Reportedly Investigating Clinton Foundation

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Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill railed against the new Justice Department inquiry. "Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false", spokesman Craig Minassian told USA media. Read More »

Michael Wolff Says Trump's Associates Question His Fitness

The book, dismissed by Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities. He said he was "comfortable" with all the reporting in the book. Mercer is arguably the most prominent former Bannon associate to disavow him in the wake of the book's publication. Read More »

Present talaq bill will double Muslim women's woes: BSP

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The BJP MPs have been repeatedly saying that any issue that needs to be raised on the bill should be spoken on the floor of the House and discussed in the presence of the entire Rajya Sabha, she claimed. The minister said it was a "shame" for the Congress that it was trying to "obstruct this part of justice" for Indian Muslim women. It doesn't believe in consultation and discussion. Read More »

Trump's threat to cut Palestinian aid worries many in Israel

Hamas, a terror group sworn to Israel's destruction, has run Gaza for a decade but have been regularly criticized by more radical jihadist groups in the Strip. "An emboldened Israeli right wing is moving quickly in the new year to make it far more hard to create a Palestinian state, signaling its intention to doom hopes for a two-state solution to the conflict" is how the Times reported the development under the headline "Energized Foes Push to Cripple Two-State Goal". Read More »

White supremacist faces terror charge after train stopped

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But now the Federal Bureau of Investigation says that Wilson, of St. Charles, Mo., has ties to a white supremacist group and has shown interest in "killing black people", according to a court affidavit unsealed this week. They also said he had "several" legally purchased firearms, but eventually turned over 15 weapons, including an illegal fully automatic rifle and another illegally converted rifle, court documents say. Read More »

Central Florida's last Kmart closing

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Sears Holdings said Thursday that it will be closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears outlets between March and April, with liquidation sales starting as soon as January 12th. In 2006, the company operated more than 3,000 locations in US and a few hundred in Canada. The company operates smaller Sears Hometown Store locations in Seabrook, Rochester, Swanzey, Gorham and Walpole. Read More »

Missing Texas girls found, person of interest arrested

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Police are searching for Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, 7. Police issued an AMBER alert for Griffith and Bandera-magret on Monday, one day after their mother was found dead in their Round Rock home. Read More »

Maharashtra bandh: Blocked Train services start again on Western line

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Along with schoolkids, its the office-goers' day to face hardships as well as the famed dabbawallahs of Mumbai have suspended their services for today. "I have a mark here on my back from last night". Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, which the forces of the British East India Company had won over those of the Peshwa. Read More »