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White House to Dems: Stop Obstructing Trump's Nominations

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. GOP leaders have yet to signal they are receptive to that White House lobbying, but Democrats have always been concerned that Republicans are open to declawing the bill in the House before any vote to send it to Trump's desk. [Full Article...]

Du Plessis wants South Africa to pass character test at Trent Bridge

Dropped from the Test XI for Trent Bridge on the back of an acknowledgment from the captain that his performances are "certainly not what we need from a No. It's how well we respond to that. Someone else might have to take responsibility. You just say, 'Have you thought about doing this?' Alastair Cook has pinpointed the moment during last week's first Test against South Africa at Lord's whe... [Full Article...]

Slippery 'snot snakes' spill onto Highway 101 in Oregon

Slippery 'snot snakes' spill onto Highway 101 in Oregon Oregon State Police arrived to find themselves in a scene right out of a B-grade horror movie, with thousands of serpent-like fish convulsing on the asphalt. The flying container hit one vehicle which then caused it and four other vehicles to be pushed into each other. When Hagfish become stressed, they secrete a slime, which added to the secretion already covering the surface of the road from ... [Full Article...]

Korean crisis near 'nuclear tipping point', says United States prof

Korean crisis near 'nuclear tipping point', says United States prof The weapons program of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) is more unsafe than the Islamic State , according to US voters who were recently polled following the test of North Korean missile Hwasong-14. After the North's test, the U.S. Army and South Korean military launched at least two surface-to-surface missiles into South Korean waters as a demonstration of their attack capabilities. [Full Article...]

STEPHEN COLBERT, JAMES CORDEN & CBS Late Night Honored with EMMY Nominations

STEPHEN COLBERT, JAMES CORDEN & CBS Late Night Honored with EMMY Nominations Those surprising changes in the-once stable predictable genre are no doubt after-effects of President Trump's surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in November, and his inauguration in January. Notably, Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show", Seth Meyer's "Late Night" and Trevor Noah's " The Daily Show " were snubbed. This is the first shutout for The Tonight Show under Fallon's rein since he took ... [Full Article...]

Fastenal Company shares surge as growth returns

Fastenal Company shares surge as growth returns It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500. 1,000 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares with value of $43,760 were bought by Lewis Holden . The Company's customers operate in a range of industries, including automotive fix, commercial vehicle maintenance, government, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, construction, oil and gas, mining, wholesale and service. [Full Article...]

Iceberg weighing at least trillion tonnes breaks off Antarctica

Iceberg weighing at least trillion tonnes breaks off Antarctica A trillion-tonne iceberg - one of the largest on record - has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica . There it will float free and gradually melt. The iceberg will have no immediate impact on sea level since it was already floating before it calved. One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded broke away from Antarctica this week, with the Director of the Antarctic Research Centre Andrew M... [Full Article...]

N. Korean Defectors Fleeing to S. Korea Declines Again

N. Korean Defectors Fleeing to S. Korea Declines Again Last week US President Donald Trump denounced China's trade with North Korea, saying it had grown nearly 40 percent in the first quarter, and cast doubt on whether Beijing was helping to counter the threat from North Korea. Such purchases are permitted under the sanctions and generate no revenue for nuclear development, said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang."We will continue to strictly... [Full Article...]

Gymboree closing Mall of Louisiana, Tanger Outlets stores

Gymboree closing Mall of Louisiana, Tanger Outlets stores The company confirmed this week it will close 350 of its 1,281 stores across the country. "This was a hard decision to make, but we are confident that it is in the best long-term interest of our Company, our customers and our broader employee base", CEO Daniel Griesemer said in a statement . [Full Article...]

New Release Radio on Google Play Music is Now Available for Everyone

New Release Radio on Google Play Music is Now Available for Everyone It is unknown whether this was the original plan, seeing how the channel was dubbed a "Samsung exclusive", but it is another cap in Play Music's cap that allows it to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. This will likely be welcome news for anyone who has a large library of downloaded music they're still clinging to. To access New Release Radio, hit up this link . [Full Article...]

China set to build its first overseas army base in East Africa

China set to build its first overseas army base in East Africa The objective of this facility will be to maintain support for peacekeeping off the coasts of Somalia and Yemen. "We will base troops there", it said. The report of China sending its troops to Djibouti comes soon after India, Japan and the United States completed their joint maritime exercise . [Full Article...]

AMD Threadripper priced - it beats Intel Core i9

AMD Threadripper priced - it beats Intel Core i9 This is in stark contrast to the Core i9 which Intel announced earlier alongside their X299 platform, which offers 10 cores at $999. Heck, its GPUs are very popular for cryptocurrency miners too. When you take a look at AMD's 1920X, the price gap is still massive, with AMD coming in at $799 and Intel's 12C/24T Core i9- 7920X priced at $1,199. [Full Article...]

Canadians Considered Some Of The Least Active People In The World

Canadians Considered Some Of The Least Active People In The World Study co-leader and Stanford bioengineering professor Scott Delp said , "In countries where activity levels are similar across the population, such as Japan, males and females are similarly active". However, the results weren't as good in the United States. "When activity inequality is greatest, women's activity is reduced much more dramatically than men's activity, and thus the negative c... [Full Article...]

Trump Lawyer to Stranger: 'Watch Your Back, Bitch'

Trump Lawyer to Stranger: 'Watch Your Back, Bitch' Kasowitz responded to the "Resign Now" email with a series of angry messages between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Later that night, Kasowtiz replied. Mr Kasowitz's spokesman responded briefly to these reports on Wednesday, saying simply: "The NYT story is not accurate". A request for comment from The Hill to Kasowitz' office was no immediately returned, but Kasowitz' spokesman issued a... [Full Article...]

Pixel 2 XL photos leaked, squeezable frame tech like HTC U11 hinted

Pixel 2 XL photos leaked, squeezable frame tech like HTC U11 hinted The rear of the new XL is curved like last year's phone, though perhaps with sharper corners this time around. According to the publication, the information they have gathered is apparently from a number of "extremely reliable" sources , which has revealed to them that the devices will indeed be coming with a "squeeze" feature . [Full Article...]

James Washington a unanimous All-Big 12 Preseason Team selection

In addition to Grier, selections for the preseason individual awards included Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield as Offensive Player of the Year and Kansas defensive lineman Dorrance Armstrong as Defensive Player of the Year . He threw for a season-high 283 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee. Mayfield, who is 22-4 as a Sooner, is the school career record holder in completion percen... [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Moves to 'Modernize' Sexist House Dress Code

Paul Ryan Moves to 'Modernize' Sexist House Dress Code If people don't meet the dress code requirements they can be prevented from entering the lobby. "I think it's important that we get to the bottom of all of this", Ryan said , adding that he supports special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, as well as the parallel investigations being conducted by the House and Senate intelligence com... [Full Article...]

House panel advances amendment blocking Pentagon funding for gender transition

House panel advances amendment blocking Pentagon funding for gender transition If approved, medical care such as hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery would be barred. The US House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly rejected an attempt to undermine rules allowing transgender people to serve in the US military. [Full Article...]

Malta legalises gay marriage

Malta legalises gay marriage It follows the country introducing civil partnerships for same-sex couples back in 2014. The opposition Nationalist Party backed the introduction of same-sex marriage, despite fierce criticism from some conservatives, who said it marked a damaging departure from the party's Christian-Democratic principles. [Full Article...]

Messi vows to do 'best' under new Barca coach

Messi vows to do 'best' under new Barca coach Alli had his best season yet past year, scoring 22 goals and providing 13 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions, and it seems as though that has helped contribute to why Barcelona's top names are convinced that he would be a great signing. [Full Article...]


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