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HUD Official Apologizes for Vicious Insult of April Ryan

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Despite Patton deleting the tweet and apologizing, Twitter users have continued to call for her resignation. "I ain't the one!" Lynne Patton , who heads a regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing NY and New Jersey, called April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks "Miss Piggy" in a now-deleted tweet that also included the hashtag "BankruptBlogger". Read More »

Indonesia Masters: Saina sinks Sindhu to sail into semis

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Saina Nehwal defeated compatriot and world no. 3 ranked P. V. Sindhu in straight games to progress into the semifinals of the Dollars 350,000 Indonesia Masters SuperSeries on Friday. But Saina clawed back with five straight points to make it 10-10. As per the reports, PV Sindhu was dominant over Saina in the initial exchange in the second game. Read More »

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

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The president suggested the interview could take place in the next two or three weeks and said he continued to consult with his lawyers. Robert Mueller wants to interview the president in his investigation into possible obstruction of justice by the president, and he knows that one of the pieces of evidence of obstruction of justice is that the president tried to fire him. Read More »

President Trump Opens Door for USA to Re-Enter TPP

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Trump replied: "I'm only saying this, I will do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal". "The deal was bad, the way it was structured was awful", Trump said Thursday on the sidelines of the annual meeting in Davos. After full implementation of the new TPP, Japan's import tariffs on Canadian and Australian wheat would drop by about $65 per ton. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has underscored the economic and strategic significance of the TPP, a high-standard trade deal that ... Read More »

GST collections rise 7% in Dec, reverse slowdown

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The total collection for the month of December - received till January 24 - is Rs 86,706 crore. A total of 1 crore taxpayers have been registered under GST till January 24, of which 17.11 lakh are composition dealers who are required to file returns every quarter. Read More »

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCX) To Report Earnings

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On an adjusted basis, earnings were $750 million, or 51 cents a share, up more than double from $351 million, or 25 cents per share. Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in NewStar Financial, Inc. (NYSE:T) sales have annually surged 5.30% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 25.90%. Read More »

David Copperfield Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Former Teen Model

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Copperfield was 32 years old at the time of the alleged visit, and Lewis said that once she arrived in California the pair went shopping and the magician tried to hold her hand. "I remember my clothes being taken off", she said. Lewis stated Copperfield came into her room the next day and assured her "nothing happened because I was underage" and that he added "I didn't enter you". Read More »

Afrin region urges Syrian state to defend border against Turkey

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It must be noted that Turkey's air and ground operation has been targeting US -backed Kurdish YPG fighters, in Syria's Afrin region, for the past five days. During the same briefing, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said she had seen media reports about Turkey asking the United States to move troops from Manbij, but did not know of any change in posture. Read More »

Montana Governor's Executive Order Would Force Net Neutrality

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But that power is limited. NY has joined a growing roster of states pledging to use their buying power to force broadband companies to honor the spirit of net neutrality. A Cuomo spokesman said the governor supports her proposal. It faces long odds because it is unlikely to make it past the Republican-led House or President Trump's desk. Read More »

India beat Bangladesh, face Pakistan in semifinals

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They could only manage 134 runs on the board before being bowled out in the 43rd over. India's 131 runs victory also pertained to Bangladesh's failure at scoring runs on the slow pitch, giving away two terrific run-outs. India , after winning toss, elected to bat first and gave Bangladesh a fighting total of 266 runs with decent batting performances by Shubman Gill (86), Abhishek Sharma (50) and Prithvi Shaw (40). Read More »

Trump proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 M

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The term " Dreamers ", which is used for the undocumented immigrants living in the USA illegally, came from the DREAM Act, a bipartisan legislation that was first proposed in 2001 to provide citizenship to them under certain conditions. The lack of a deal on immigration led to an impasse over a spending bill and resulted in a partial government shutdown Saturday before lawmakers voted Monday to extend funding three more weeks. Read More »

Democrats will make Republicans the bad guys on DACA

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was willing to consider eventual citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children by their parents. They do not want true, comprehensive immigration reform. White House officials said that Schumer only offered $1.6 billion, much less than the total cost. Read More »

How Massachusetts congressional lawmakers are reacting to the government shutdown

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Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the congressional failure to pass a short-term bill to continue funding for USA federal agencies and prevent some of them from shutting down . "There's no one more to blame for the position we find ourselves than President Trump ", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Saturday. Read More »

EU Fines Chipmaker Qualcomm for 'Paying Off' Apple

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The fine could in theory go as high as 10 percent of Qualcomm's annual revenue, which was $22.2 billion for its most recent fiscal year. Central to the case, and the Commission's decision, are payments that Qualcomm made to one of its customers, USA technology giant Apple , which the Commission said incentivised Apple not to purchase rival products from competitors. Read More »

California's Governor Brown says he will fight gas tax repeal effort

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Brown reflected on improvements to California's economy since he entered office in 2011, when the state faced a $27 billion budget deficit and an unemployment rate of 12 percent. Brown largely avoided talk of President Donald Trump and Washington during his more than 30-minute address, although he highlighted the president's decision to withdraw the United States from worldwide climate commitments. Read More »

European business execs applaud Donald Trump's tax cuts at Davos

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But May's response was less certain. Asked about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forming the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without USA, he said, "We are fans of bilateral trading agreements". In this handout photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swiss Federal President Alain Berset speak at the beginning of their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on January 24, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland . Read More »

2 music geniuses, Kerala thinker get Vibhushan; Dhoni Padma Bhushan

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The Central government announced 85 Padma awards on the eve of Republic Day, but, only one was selected from A.P. and those who were expecting the award and others felt disappointed. Maharashtra's Murlikant Petkar, India's first para- Olympic gold medalist, who lost his arm in 1965 Indo-Pak war, is another victor of the Padma Shri. Read More »

Mixed reaction from Wicklow pubs to Good Friday drinking ban lift

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Local pubs and those throughout the country will be open for business this Good Friday after the Dáil today passed legislation this afternoon lifting the ban on serving alcohol on that day. "Good Friday is the only day when publicans can take a breather", he said, adding that "tourists won't run away because they can't get a drink" that day. Read More »

Theresa May seeks allies in fight with big tech

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Speaking to May, he said: "We have great respect for everything you are doing". "Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better.Our country is finally WINNING again!" "Our country is finally WINNING again!" The warm words in the cool of the Alpine town of Davos come just weeks after Trump publicly upbraided his British counterpart and was forced to cancel a much-anticipated trip to London . Read More »

US CIA director interviewed in special counsel's Russia probe

This is the first time in the course of the investigation that the special counsel has questioned a member of Trump's cabinet. The president added at the time that it "seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", saying that no collusion with Russian Federation on his part had been proved thus far. Read More »

33 dead in South Korea hospital blaze: firefighters

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Firefighters were struggling to get inside due to heavy smoke. Sejong Hospital also has a nursing home for the elderly, and there were 194 people in the building when the fire broke out, according to police. Yonhap news agency says the death toll has reached 33, but the official couldn't immediately confirm the report. Miryang is about 270km (168 miles) from the capital, Seoul. Read More »

NZ thrashed by Afghanistan at World Cup

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On the bowling side, Mujeeb and Qais Ahmad took four wickets each while Naveen-ul-Haq took one to restrict the New Zealand batsmen. While Afghanistan are a rising cricketing power - especially at age-group levels - they were 4-1 outsiders to beat New Zealand , and certainly weren't expected to claim such an emphatic victory. Read More »

Do What Insiders Does: Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

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It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Kidder Stephen W decreased its stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP) by 3.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with "Sell" on Friday, March 24. (NYSE:VZ) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, January 23 by Wells Fargo. Read More »

Pizzeria makes 'Pied Pods' in response to Tide Pod challenge

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In a normal year, the Utah Poison Control Center will receive about 200 calls for possible laundry detergent pod toxicity. The number of reported cases of teenagers intentionally eating the laundry detergent-filled gel capsules this year has more than doubled, from 39 incidents on January 16th to 86 as of January 22nd. Read More »

Trump Tried To Fire Mueller, Until McGahn Threatened To Quit

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Mueller's probe has rapidly expanded its scope in recent days to include members of the president's inner circle, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who was interviewed last week . No interview date has been set, but Trump said his lawyers have told him that a sit-down will likely happen within the next couple of weeks. "I would love to do that as soon as possible", said Mr Trump . Read More »

Trump urges Erdogan to 'de-escalate' Syria fighting

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U.S. -Turkey relations have been strained in recent months over several issues. Earlier on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara doesn't plan to attack Syrian government forces during its military operation in the Afrin region, which is entering its sixth day. Read More »

Trump Says He Is Open To Path For Dreamers

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Trump said he would allow "Dreamers" to "morph into" citizens over a period of time, the New York Times reported. Trump said he will ask for $25 billion to build the wall but "will build it way under budget". A second senior official declined to speculate on whether the plan would pass the Republican-controlled chamber. "The White House has proven unreliable and wildly unpredictable". Read More »

DACA-wall talks 'starting over,' Schumer says

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McConnell repeated his assurance on Tuesday that an immigration plan will get a vote in the near future, though he noted there are many legislative priorities the Senate will have to address before the new February 8 government funding deadline . Read More »

US Democrats Withdraw Offer to Fund Trump's Border Wall

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The White House is calling for the Senate to change its rules and move the threshold to a simple majority of 51 votes. "Whoever gets 60 votes wins", said McConnell. The measure now heads to the president's desk. The fourth temporary funding bill since October easily passed the Senate and the House of Representatives. Read More »

Snake blood, flaming bricks treated Mattis

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Mattis met with Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and made maritime security proposals while extending cooperation with Indonesia. "The way they were whipping them around - a snake gets exhausted very quickly", the man known as "Mad Dog" told reporters. Read More »