• Barack Obama reveals his picks for the 2018 NCAA Tournament
Barack Obama reveals his picks for the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Villanova and defending champion North Carolina rounded out his Final Four. Obama, whose NCAA Tournament bracket became an annual segment on ESPN, has Kentucky losing to Arizona in the second round of the tournament. It should be noted that previous year Obama correctly picked North Carolina and UConn as the men's and women's champions. He has Au...

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  • Trump eyes US$60 billion in tariffs on Chinese tech
Trump eyes US$60 billion in tariffs on Chinese tech

But this may be changing. The Trump administration signed off a legislation that would impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. It will also harm U.S. exporters. His many commentaries and essays spelled out the benefits of open borders, including a popular essay titled "The Case for Free Trade".

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  • Army, Air Force sounds major funds crunch; 2018 budget dashed hopes
Army, Air Force sounds major funds crunch; 2018 budget dashed hopes

The committee's report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. "Keeping in view the increasing threat perception, which includes various occurrences of external strife and internal dissidence such as Doklam, increased external activities in Tibet over a year, rampant cross border firing, militant activities etc, the current budget is not supportiv...

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  • Report of gunman on Northwestern University campus was hoax
Report of gunman on Northwestern University campus was hoax

Police have blocked off roads around Englehart Hall, a graduate dormitory after reports of shots fired. Northwestern urged students on campus to " remain behind locked doors " but not long after the first emergency alert was issued told community members not in area that they "no longer need to stay behind locked doors".

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  • Stormy Daniels Wants YOU - To Help Pay Her Hot Lawyer!
Stormy Daniels Wants YOU - To Help Pay Her Hot Lawyer!

Apparently, Trump's camp wanted Stormy to sign a new statement because "the press had started to pick up the story, and the announcement of her being on Kimmel made it even bigger". The latest bit of news is that Daniels has now launched a fundraising campaign to help cover the legal fees stemming from her ongoing battle to fight the so-called "h...

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  • Navy jet crashes in Key West
Navy jet crashes in Key West

The F/A-18F Super Hornet, carrying two crew members, was headed to Boca Chica Field at Naval Air Station Key West at the time of the crash around 4:30 p.m. "It was going in to land, and all of a sudden, the whole thing flipped sideways and I saw a fireball", witness Barbie Wilson told CBS News. Photos on social media show a rescue helicopter hove...

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  • Facebook bans far-right Britain First group and its leaders
Facebook bans far-right Britain First group and its leaders

Neither Britain First nor Facebook immediate responded to inquiries about the nature of the banned material, but the Daily Telegraph said they included an image of the group's leaders with the caption "Islamophobic and Proud" and multiple videos posted deliberately to incite hateful comments against Muslims.

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  • Prem clubs on alert as midfielder describes Barca as 'hell'
Prem clubs on alert as midfielder describes Barca as 'hell'

In his 25 outings this term, he's only completed 90 minutes on four occasions and admits he is seriously feeling the pressure at the moment. "Maybe it's not the correct word but it turned into a bit of a hell, because I started to feel more pressure".

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  • Here's the play that got Russell Westbrook his 100th triple-double
Here's the play that got Russell Westbrook his 100th triple-double

He fed a pass to Jerami Grant for a 3-pointer. According to ESPN , Westbrook is just the fourth player to attain the statistical feat behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107). "The fact that this is the 100th triple-double and he's a point guard, speaks to (the fact that) his fingerprints are all over the game"...

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  • Lahore blast: Seven killed and many injured in explosion in Raiwind
Lahore blast: Seven killed and many injured in explosion in Raiwind

The nature of the blast was not immediately clear. The senior police official stressed that if the suicide attacker had managed to enter the congregation site, the death toll could have been much higher. The police personnel were changing the duty at the time of the blast, the witness said. Lahore and its surroundings have seen many bomb and ...

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  • Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria's Afrin region daydream: YPG spox
Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria's Afrin region daydream: YPG spox

A joint Turkish and Syrian rebel attack on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin has drawn Kurdish fighters away from the US -led coalition fight against ISIS and into an alliance with Assad against Turkey. Mahmoud also said Ankara's statements that civilians were being evacuated out of Afrin were false. The Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" ...

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  • Chinese reporter's dramatic eye-roll breaks the internet and gets censored
Chinese reporter's dramatic eye-roll breaks the internet and gets censored

The impromptu news conference following a legislative meeting was staged on Tuesday at the "Ministers' Corridor" in the Great Hall of People, where China's biggest annual political gathering was held. Within minutes, numerous clips, GIFs and recreations of the eye roll began to spread like wildfire across the Chinese internet, prompting censors t...

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  • Ben Carson and wife selected controversial $31K dining set, emails show
Ben Carson and wife selected controversial $31K dining set, emails show

The 163-page release, obtained by the left-leaning group American Oversight , includes a series of email exchanges over the course of previous year in which top HUD staffers vet different furniture options and solicit input from Carson's wife Candy, as well as the secretary.

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  • New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice
New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice

A yellow weather warning was issued for middle... Forecasters are predicting that rain will turn to snow on higher ground across much of the east of the United Kingdom on Friday evening and into Saturday. Cold winds blowing in from the east will see temperatures drop back down to near freezing by the weekend. "Saturday, turning much colder with...

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  • Sessions Considering Firing FBI's McCabe Days Before Retirement, Jeopardizing His Pension
Sessions Considering Firing FBI's McCabe Days Before Retirement, Jeopardizing His Pension

Over the past year, McCabe has become a frequent target of criticism from Trump and Republican lawmakers, who allege that McCabe's time at the top of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was emblematic of political bias in the FBI's law enforcement work.

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  • Snow storm slams Northeast
Snow storm slams Northeast

The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning , and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of NY and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina. Amtrak temporarily suspended its Northeast Corridor service between Boston and NY until at least 11 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service said Derry, New...

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  • Claire Foy Paid Less Than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'
Claire Foy Paid Less Than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'

Actress Olivia Colman, who won a Golden Globe award for her work in " The Night Manager ", will take over for Foy's character as Queen Elizabeth , while the new Prince Philip is yet to be cast. However, they also pledged to rectify the pay gap for future seasons. It's reported that Claire earnt around £40,000 per episode of the show. But sti...

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  • Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters
Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters

I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. "The Clintons are a virus in the Democratic Party". Clinton was critical of Trump's reality campaign tactics and questioned whether she should have provided more entertainment to voters who responded to Trump's brash style.

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  • Tillerson sacking: New dynamics in the State Department
Tillerson sacking: New dynamics in the State Department

Associated France Press ( AFP ) has quoted an unknown source in Washington saying "The president wanted to make sure to have his new team in place in advance of the upcoming talk with North Korea ". "Of course, I certainly expect that Russian Federation will continue to attempt to do this, but I am sure that America will be able to hold free a...

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  • Toys R USA to shutter 100 stores in the UK
Toys R USA to shutter 100 stores in the UK

The UK arm of Toys "R" Us entered administration, a form of creditor protection, in February, sunk by weak consumer sentiment, the growth of online sales and currency swings as a result of Brexit. "It is therefore with great regret that we have made the hard decision to. proceed with a controlled store closure programme", Thomas said. However, ...

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  • Seaside High teacher believed to have accidentally fired gun in class
Seaside High teacher believed to have accidentally fired gun in class

One student suffered an injury to his neck from either bullet fragments or debris falling from the ceiling, Pridgen said. The police department and school district placed Alexander on administrative leave while investigating whether he was legally allowed to have a gun on campus.

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  • Ex-South Korean President Questioned in Corruption Probe
Ex-South Korean President Questioned in Corruption Probe

Wednesday's interrogation of Lee comes 358 days after ousted President Park appeared at the prosecution's office to be questioned on March 21 previous year. Prosecutors believe the payment by Samsung is an indication that Lee is the real owner of DAS, as the tech giant had no reason to do so unless it was seeking some influence for its business int...

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  • US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'
US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Local leaders can also be penalized for "adopting, enforcing, or endorsing" policies that limit immigration enforcement laws; however the three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit allowed a block on punishment for "endorsing" against those policies.

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  • Thousands of NJ students to stage walkout to protest gun violence
Thousands of NJ students to stage walkout to protest gun violence

As a student of New Providence High School, I can understand the risks and reasons why the administration would take issue with the walkout at its scheduled time, but these risks are dwarfed by the meaning behind the protest. The nationwide walkout is both a memorial and protest action in response to the Parkland school shooting. They stood outside...

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  • USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel
USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel

Trump's exemptions on steel and aluminum products from Mexico and Canada did not satisfy lawmakers. Trump also pledged to impose "reciprocal tax" on countries like China and India if they do not match America's tariff. Stating that he wants a lot of steel coming to the US, Trump asserted that he wants it to be "fair". He says America...

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