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DC's groundhog makes his prediction on spring - 6 more weeks

DC's groundhog makes his prediction on spring - 6 more weeks That may not have sat well with other groundhog hunters in the area, but nevertheless, it was the start of a yearly tradition that has grown more popular each year. Between us, Punxsutawney Phil isn't actually the same groundhog . because if he was, he'd be about 131. The original Milltown Mel died in July 2015, but his friend took over his name and has carried on with the tradition. [Full Article...]

Canada Is Making its National Anthem Gender-Neutral

Canada Is Making its National Anthem Gender-Neutral The governor general has to give it "royal assent" - a formality - and then a date proclaiming its coming into force has to be set. Second line of the national anthem, " O Canada ", has been changed to '"true patriot love in all of us command" from "true patriot love in all thy sons command", in a bill that was cleared on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Some call for 'I Love NY' billboards to be taken down

Some call for 'I Love NY' billboards to be taken down Separately, state Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, sent a letter Friday to state Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul Karas and state Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew Driscoll urging a quick resolution to the matter. [Full Article...]

Trump administration pushes for new nuclear weapons

Trump administration pushes for new nuclear weapons Under then-Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, the United States sought an alternative to mutually assured destruction, under which any use of nuclear weapons between the USA and Soviet Union would result in both countries being annihilated, Saunders said in an interview with Task & Purpose on Friday. [Full Article...]

Protesters will kneel as Super Bowl, Minnesota and police killing cross paths

Protesters will kneel as Super Bowl, Minnesota and police killing cross paths A 30 second slot will cost an eye-watering £3.6 million this year, which will help overtake last year's overall record spend of $419 million by advertisers for these TV spots. "That's pretty bold, but that's what they do all the time". "We are not sitting waiting for the phone to ring", Thornton said. Super Bowl LI saw the Patriots staging a big comeback for a 34-28 overtime win against the At... [Full Article...]

Turkish civilians killed by cross-border rocket attacks from Syria: Turkish PM

Turkish civilians killed by cross-border rocket attacks from Syria: Turkish PM The Hatay governor's office said 16 people were injured. Turkey says the YPG is an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state. It also claims that about 280 citizens and fighters have been killed in Afrin province since the invasion by Turkey began on 19 January. He said she was killed alongside three other fighte... [Full Article...]

Korea Experts Worry About Lack Of US Ambassador To South Korea

Friday's meeting was organized by Greg Scarlatoiu at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea , according to a Post source close to the meeting. "We've said over and over again that what we want to see is dialogue", Yun said . "The United Nations should not keep silence as to the USA unsafe game of aggravating situation in and around the Korean peninsula and driving the whole worl... [Full Article...]

Man charged with conspiracy for allegedly selling Vegas shooter armor-piercing ammo

Man charged with conspiracy for allegedly selling Vegas shooter armor-piercing ammo The documents don't say if the ammunition was used in the attack. Haig told investigators that when Paddock bought the ammunition at his home in suburban Phoenix, Paddock went to his vehicle to get gloves and put them on before taking the box from Haig, the complaint said. [Full Article...]

Cabinet gives the green signal to suburban rail

Cabinet gives the green signal to suburban rail Some 600 stations across the country will be developed, and escalators will be provided at all stations with passenger footfall of more than 25,000. "My target is to have CCTV cameras and Wi-Fi in all trains and all coaches", he said, adding that the government plans to create worldclass modern train sets, including "Train 18" and "Train 20". [Full Article...]

Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion: Five Things We Learned

Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion: Five Things We Learned Given Man City's busy schedule I was initially looking to back the Baggies on the handicap as I almost convinced myself that Pep Guardiola's men might not be quite near their best. David Silva nearly doubled the host's lead just five minutes later, but his shot from the left flank on a Raheem Sterling layoff went wide right of the Baggies' goal. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl DUI patrols on full blitz this Sunday

Super Bowl DUI patrols on full blitz this Sunday Yet, according to NHTSA, approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers with a BAC of.08 or higher. "We want everyone to enjoy the game with friends and family, and that includes getting to where you need to be safely", said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. [Full Article...]

Russian athletes have doping bans overturned

Russian athletes have doping bans overturned That leaves 168 "Olympic Athletes from Russia " who must compete under a neutral flag because of IOC sanctions related to doping at the Sochi Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is due to announce its verdict on 39 Russian athletes appealing against lifetime Olympics bans at 08:00 GMT on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Offers Cheaper Surface Laptops With Lesser Specs

Microsoft Offers Cheaper Surface Laptops With Lesser Specs Well, that is exactly what Surface Pro 4 owners have been experimenting with. No changes in Surface Book 2 price are planned for the 15-inch model, but the line of laptops is being made available in more countries as time goes on. "Featuring a super-swish design, cutting-edge hardware and a pleasingly bloatware-free Windows install, it's hard to fault the Surface Book 2 for most tasks". [Full Article...]

Judge: Process to restore voting rights is unconstitutional

Judge: Process to restore voting rights is unconstitutional The Fair Elections Legal Network and Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, which has offices in Florida, filed the lawsuit in March on behalf of a proposed class of almost 1.5 million former felons, according to a news release from the voting rights group and the law firm. [Full Article...]

Shooting at Los Angeles Middle School an Accident, Police Say

Shooting at Los Angeles Middle School an Accident, Police Say Two other students and a teacher suffered minor injuries. [LAPD Deputy Chief] Arcos said that the 12-year-old has an attorney and is not talking to investigators. Aaron Strumwasser, a trauma surgeon. The campus was locked down but later most classes continued, although parents were permitted to take their children home early if they wished. [Full Article...]

South Korea ready for drone terrorist attacks at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

South Korea ready for drone terrorist attacks at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics North Korea's launched its last test missile-one it claimed could reach anywhere in the mainland United States-in late November. Apart from that, according to the press service, Match TV will offer daily Olympic roundups with comments by the channel's hosts and leading Russian experts and athletes. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin girl, 15, sentenced in Slender Man stabbing case

Wisconsin girl, 15, sentenced in Slender Man stabbing case Geyser , now 15, spoke briefly before she was sentenced , breaking down in tears as she apologized to the girl she stabbed, Payton Leutner . "I just want to let Bella and her family know that I'm sorry", she said , using Miss Leutner's nickname. [Full Article...]

Violence breaks out after Maldives top court releases key political prisoners

Violence breaks out after Maldives top court releases key political prisoners In 2016, Nasheed also sought political asylum in the United Kingdom after traveling there on medical leave from prison. Hussain Shihab, the global spokesperson of President Abdulla Yameen said the top-court order to release the jailed political members was passed without the involvement of both Attorney General and Prosecutor General, adding the government would "engage, and consult with, th... [Full Article...]

United Nations rights office issues update of Israel settlements report

United Nations rights office issues update of Israel settlements report However, the UNHRC has held back the publication of its threatened "blacklist" that lists the names of the businesses, due to serious pressure from both Israel and the United States. There is a growing consensus among human rights defenders and jurists that any activity in the settlements is incompatible with respecting human rights and violates global law. [Full Article...]

Indian Researchers Exhume Stone Tools That Challenge Human Evolution Theory

Indian Researchers Exhume Stone Tools That Challenge Human Evolution Theory A revised date of 385,000 years suggests a Middle Stone Age culture emerged in India about the same time it developed in Europe and Africa, Pappu said . Singhvi, H.Rajapara and A.D.Shukla from Physical Research Laboratory, India) and geomorphology (Yanni Gunnell, Univ. Lyon, France). Many sites have also been found in Asia, including India, but owing to a paucity of archaeological evidence, sci... [Full Article...]


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