• Actor Eddie Redmayne gives reading at funeral of Stephen Hawking
Actor Eddie Redmayne gives reading at funeral of Stephen Hawking

Other celebrity attendees include actress Felicity Jones , model Lily Cole and Queen guitarist Brian May , who has a Ph.D.in astrophysics, according to Mirror . In a statement released ahead of Saturday's service they said they chose to hold the funeral "in the city that he loved so much and which loved him".

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  • Kremlin Fires back with Expulsion of more than 100 International Diplomats
Kremlin Fires back with Expulsion of more than 100 International Diplomats

Britain blames Russian Federation in the case, which Russian Federation adamantly denies. The former spy and his daughter were poisoned allegedly by a Soviet-designed nerve agent, Novichok, a weapon believed to be unique to Russian Federation.

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  • Trump lashes out at California governor
Trump lashes out at California governor

As an infographic described the crimes that the five pardoned men were convicted of, the show's weekend hosts tore into Brown, suggesting that he was putting Californians at risk. According to KNBC , Chhan, Pheach, and Maher all hold permanent US residency but had run out of legal avenues to fight their deportation. Maher is facing deportation to ...

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  • United States trade chief to give China 60-day tariff notice
United States trade chief to give China 60-day tariff notice

Tension over North Korea's tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles surged past year and raised fears of United States military action in response to Pyongyang's threat to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the U.S. President Donald Trump's top trade envoy said on Wednesday he will give China a 60-day window before tariffs on Chin...

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  • Seoul Welcomes Kim Jong-un's China Visit
Seoul Welcomes Kim Jong-un's China Visit

Robert Kelly, a professor at Pusan National University in South Korea , said: "Xi would not grant this meeting unless the Chinese were genuinely concerned about the summits to come and wanted some kind of role to play". North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping met with each other in China from March 25 to 28. Foreign e...

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  • Passover seders to be held starting Friday
Passover seders to be held starting Friday

Matza, or unleavened bread, symbolizes the Jews being forced to leave Egypt quickly. Greene said RSVPs are required and that space was already tight because "we've already got quite a crowd coming". "Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it". This year, she bought potato, vegetable and strawberry apple kugel, cuc...

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  • $168 billion state budget deal reached
$168 billion state budget deal reached

Early voting and tougher oversight of much-criticized economic development programs fell by the wayside. To avoid a new federal cap on state and local tax deductions, NY will make those payments charitable contributions, similar to measures working their way through other high-tax states.

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  • Kathleen Wynne launches attack on Doug Ford a day after budget
Kathleen Wynne launches attack on Doug Ford a day after budget

The 2018 budget caps off days of policy announcements that have seen the party pledge billions of dollars for health care and promise free child care for preschoolers. By the 2020-21 fiscal year, it's expected to bring in a net income of $100 million. Including the changes to the personal brackets, tax measures will see about an additional C$...

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  • China backs inter-Korean, US-North Korea summits
China backs inter-Korean, US-North Korea summits

Senior US officials have expressed concerns privately that Seoul is the weak link in the US-Japan-South Korea alliance and could be too quick to seal a deal with North Korea . The previous summits were held during several years of rapprochement and were followed by a decade of tense and cold relations. The deal also lifts the threat of a 25 pe...

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  • STEAM Day draws 96 students to UNCP
STEAM Day draws 96 students to UNCP

Devich worked his entire day from the school's roof after students rose to the challenge and read for a combined one million minutes over the course of 20 days. "Instead of expecting something to happen, they're making something happen". All of this focus on the positive, doesn't mean the school is ideal Bjerke said, and there are still behavior ...

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  • Chris Brown Explains Photo of Hands Wrapped Around Woman's Neck
Chris Brown Explains Photo of Hands Wrapped Around Woman's Neck

Chris Brown is adamant there was nothing suss going on as he was pictured with his hands around a woman's neck this week. They were reportedly taken during a party at the " Freaky Friday " artist's rental home during the Ultra Festival in Miami.

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  • Council Bluffs among 5 cities chosen for medical marijuana oil dispensaries
Council Bluffs among 5 cities chosen for medical marijuana oil dispensaries

In the past, the current wording that protects medical marijuana has been passed with a bipartisan vote each year since 2014 - by both the House and the Senate - so perhaps there is a good chance we will see the entire cannabis industry included by 2019.

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  • Russia summons Western diplomats
Russia summons Western diplomats

As well as throwing out American diplomats, Russia also ordered the closure of the US consulate in St. Petersburg in response to the USA announcement to shut the Russian consulate in Seattle. Britain has blamed Russia for the poisoning, and has been backed up by dozens of Western countries which have ordered Russian diplomats to leave.

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  • North Korea will take part in next two Olympics: IOC chief announced
North Korea will take part in next two Olympics: IOC chief announced

International Olympic Committee president Bach travelled to Pyongyang after North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Games that helped to ease tensions over the Korean peninsula. Athletes from North and South Korea marched under a unified peninsula flag at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, and the two Koreas have seen a significant ...

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  • Fire at United Kingdom airport forces flight cancellations
Fire at United Kingdom airport forces flight cancellations

In the initial breakout a spokesman for the airport said: "Due to a fire on the vehicle park shuttle bus, terminal forecourt and surrounded area including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated due to smoke". "People were going to the airline website checking their flights and all the information had gone from there too". "After an ho...

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  • Case registered against BJP's Babul Supriyo on charges of disrupting public order
Case registered against BJP's Babul Supriyo on charges of disrupting public order

State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said a delegation of party leaders would visit Raniganj and Asansol , which had recently witnessed clashes between two groups over Ram Navami processions. The minister, earlier this week, had blamed inaction on part of the police for Sunday's violence over Ram Navami celebrations in Raniganj, neighbouring ...

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  • Bulldogs, Cards eager to make their own mark on Final Four
Bulldogs, Cards eager to make their own mark on Final Four

When you are down three late in a game, you have to have a lot of people do everything just right. We were trying to run the clock down. But for a team that's seen meteoric rise in the last decade, late-season challenges are becoming favorably familiar.

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  • Russia Accuses British Police Of Searching Aeroflot Jet, Authorities Deny Charge
Russia Accuses British Police Of Searching Aeroflot Jet, Authorities Deny Charge

On Friday, the Foreign Ministry summoned British Ambassador Laurie Bristow and told him London had one month to further cut its diplomatic contingent in Russia to the same size as the Russian mission in Britain. It also expelled 59 diplomats from 23 other countries for backing Britain. "We asked certain questions of the Russian state and have sti...

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  • North Korea smuggling: dozens of ships and companies blacklisted by UN
North Korea smuggling: dozens of ships and companies blacklisted by UN

Haley says agreement on the designations is "a clear sign" the global community is united in keeping up "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. Commenting on the sanctions, U.S. Previous year the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted four sanctions resolutions created to deprive the regime of the money and fuel to develop the weapons.

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  • Rahul Gandhi appoints Ashok Gehlot as Congress Gen. Secy
Rahul Gandhi appoints Ashok Gehlot as Congress Gen. Secy

The move is significant as it comes in the backdrop of party president Rahul Gandhi's bid to infuse changes in the party organization ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In another order, Mr. Gandhi appointed Lalji Desai as the chief organiser of the All India Congress Seva Dal, replacing Mahendra Joshi who held the post for a long time.

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  • Amid ad boycott, Laura Ingraham announces she's taking vacation next week
Amid ad boycott, Laura Ingraham announces she's taking vacation next week

Hogg is a survivor of the 14 February mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale. After companies began dropping The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham eventually offered an apology to Hogg . 'She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out, and I think it's real...

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  • Donald Trump visits Richfield Training Facility, discusses infrastructure plan
Donald Trump visits Richfield Training Facility, discusses infrastructure plan

Trump also touted his ability to get the job done, stating, "I was better at building than being president". The keynote talk, meant to focus on infrastructure, saw Trump hail his administration's economic prowess. Regarding his still-unscheduled upcoming meeting with Kim, Trump said, "If it's no good, we're walking, and if it's good, we will emb...

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  • Malala Yousafzai returns to hometown in Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai returns to hometown in Pakistan

The entire visit is believed to have lasted just over two hours. Her family also told AFP of their joy in coming home. "Parents who were scared in 2012 are not scared in 2018, and Malala has played a great role in this", said Shaista Hakeem, a student at Swat University, who credited her academic career to Malala's influence over families in ...

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $521 Million Ahead of Friday Night Drawing
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $521 Million Ahead of Friday Night Drawing

Only three Mega Millions jackpots have been larger than the current $502 million jackpot. The lump sum for the current jackpot is estimated at $301 million . When is the next Mega Millions drawing? (You can see purchase locations in your state here.) You can also buy tickets online if you live in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North...

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  • High Point man pulled gun prior to officer-involved shooting
High Point man pulled gun prior to officer-involved shooting

No other information has been released as this time. The male suspect , identified as 30-year-old Tracy Owens, told police that he was not going to leave. Experts offer varying opinions on the question of whether to appoint a special prosecutor to review a police-involved shooting. Decoursey appears to have ignored repeated commands and the situat...

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