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These Country Singers Are Freaking Out Over 2018 ACM Awards Nominations

These Country Singers Are Freaking Out Over 2018 ACM Awards Nominations Thomas Rhett has six and Urban has five. Speaking of big-voiced singers, reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert scored four nominations, including her 12th nod for female vocalist of the year , which she's won the past eight years, setting a record. [Full Article...]

Devolved nations dismiss withdrawal bill rewrite

Devolved nations dismiss withdrawal bill rewrite She said: "We are still trying, through discussions, to reach agreement but if I look at the situation right now I think it's very likely that that's the position both the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government will be in, of saying to our respective parliaments we do not recommend approval of the Withdrawal Bill and we will introduce then our own legislation in devolved matters to give co... [Full Article...]

Conway Claims She Has Been Offered WH Communications Director Job Many Times

Her surprise resignation came a day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee she testified for eight hours on allegations related to the Russian interference during the presidential campaign. Using a dataset first put together by CNN's Ryan Struyk and adding in Hick's time in the job , it's clear that Trump's communication directors are setting the record for shortest a... [Full Article...]

Trump Accuses Lawmakers of Being 'Afraid of the NRA'

Trump Accuses Lawmakers of Being 'Afraid of the NRA' During an exchange with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) - who almost died in 2017 after being shot by a gunman at a congressional baseball game practice - Trump said that House Republicans' insistence that a background check bill include concealed carry reciprocity would cause that bill to fail. [Full Article...]

Rev. Billy Graham's casket returns "home" ahead of Friday services

Rev. Billy Graham's casket returns Some 30 family members accompanied Graham's casket to Washington, where he befriended presidents of both parties and counseled others during seven decades. Graham's son, Franklin, tweeted a photo Wednesday of family members loading the casket onto a jet emblazoned with " Samaritan's Purse ", the name of a Christian relief charity that he chairs. [Full Article...]

Hearing for Florida school shooting suspect canceled

Hearing for Florida school shooting suspect canceled But it's also true that BSO failed the students at Stoneman Douglas and that Israel has declined to take responsibility for those failures. The sheriffs department contends there were no offenses where Cruz could have been arrested, but the investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement should provide a valuable second look. [Full Article...]

New GOES-S Satellite to Launch

New GOES-S Satellite to Launch The two new GOES satellites join a group of satellites launched by Japan to keep watch over almost the entire Western Hemisphere all the way from Africas west coast to New Zealand. Last year, the first of these new-generation satellites, only in experimental use at the time, tracked Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and broke new ground. [Full Article...]

Parly committee to consider land expropriation

Parly committee to consider land expropriation Malema said the committee should consist of 11 members: six from the ANC , two from the DA, one from the EFF and two from small parties, to propose the future land tenure regime in the country. Meanwhile, AgriSA said Parliament had failed to rationally argue the impact for agriculture and the economy while debating a motion to pave way for the government's policy of acquiring land without compe... [Full Article...]

Russian Gas Giant Ordered to Pay Ukraine $2.56 Bln Over Price Hikes

Russian Gas Giant Ordered to Pay Ukraine $2.56 Bln Over Price Hikes The decision brings an end to a long legal battle between the two companies over the cost of gas to Ukraine. The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ordered Gazprom to pay $4.63bn to Naftogaz for the failure to meet gas transit obligations, the Ukrainian company's press service told Interfax-Ukraine. [Full Article...]

BJP Goes Into A Huddle To Push For 'One Nation, One Election'

BJP Goes Into A Huddle To Push For 'One Nation, One Election' All these schemes are directly monitored by the Prime Minister's Office. Talking to newsmen near here, Mr Siddaramaiah said "Prime Minister Modi's words are worth nothing". Several opposition parties are against the idea saying holding the polls simultaneously was not realistic in the present situation. Other issues discussed at the meeting were review of major schemes and some sectors in diff... [Full Article...]

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi Quits NDA, Joins Mahagathbandhan

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi Quits NDA, Joins Mahagathbandhan Mr. Manjhi hit out at the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in Bihar as "anti-poor". "The NDA must announce at least one Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader among its candidates for the six Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar". RJD leader and former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said, "He [Manjhi] has been an old friend to my parents". Recently, the former chief minister had expressed a wish that his party be a... [Full Article...]

Asian shares fall after U.S. slide following Fed testimony

Asian shares fall after U.S. slide following Fed testimony The Fed has raised its policy rate by a quarter-point five times starting December 2015. "That's a problem given that, in the last four downturns, the Fed has cut rates by an average of 5.5 percentage points to stimulate renewed growth". The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. Equity futures have taken a step lower ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's testimony before the... [Full Article...]

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats Congress candidate Brajendra Singh Yadav won 70,808 votes in Mungaoli , while BJP's Bai Sahab Yadav secured 68,685 votes. Elated over the victory, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia - in whose Lok Sabha constituency, Guna, both these seats fell - tweeted, "I thank people from the bottom of my heart". [Full Article...]

Slovakia reveal mascot, slogan and song for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics

Slovakia reveal mascot, slogan and song for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics South Korea's three-member delegation for the Paralympic talks was led by Lee Joo-tae, a director-general in charge of inter-Korean exchanges at the ministry. North Korea, which has been granted an exceptional invitation by the International Paralympic Committee, will have two athletes in cross-country skiing. [Full Article...]

Gov. Holcomb signs Sunday alcohol sales bill

Gov. Holcomb signs Sunday alcohol sales bill Sunday carryout alcohol sales from noon-8 p.m. are now legal, ending a ban that has created years of proposed legislation that never took hold until this year. Ron Alting and Rep. Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) wrote the bill and says the timing was right. "Ben Smaltz for their dedicated and focused efforts to move this bill through the legislature successfully". [Full Article...]

After a Two-Day Break, Trump Returns to Blasting the Russia Investigation

After a Two-Day Break, Trump Returns to Blasting the Russia Investigation Rogers, who is retiring from the NSA in coming months, said it was clear more has to be done at all levels of government. President Vladimir "Putin has clearly come to the conclusion there's little price to pay here", and the Russian leader thinks, "I can continue this activity", Rogers said. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Advances in Eastern Ghouta After Clashes With Terrorists

Syrian Army Advances in Eastern Ghouta After Clashes With Terrorists Russian Federation said the five-hour pause in bombardment would run from 09:00 until 14:00 local time (07:00-12:00 GMT) daily. "I know of no humanitarian actor - zero humanitarian actor - who thinks that five hours is enough for us to be able to deliver relief into eastern Ghouta and to organize orderly medical evacuations out", he says. [Full Article...]

Prince William To Become First Senior Royal To Visit Occupied Palestinian Territories

Prince William To Become First Senior Royal To Visit Occupied Palestinian Territories Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin , who is reported to have extended a formal invitation to Prince Charles to visit previous year to coincide with the centenary of the Balfour Declaration which announced British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, tweeted that the arrival of Prince William would be a "very special present". [Full Article...]

Arrest Made In Suspicious Powder Letter Sent To Donald Trump, Jr

Arrest Made In Suspicious Powder Letter Sent To Donald Trump, Jr Daniel Frisiello , of Beverly, Mass., is accused of mailing five envelopes earlier this month with threatening messages and a white substance, which turned out not to be hazardous. "You're an very bad, awful person, I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV", read the note addressed to Trump Jr., according to the 22-page complaint. [Full Article...]

Quick take: Illini bow out in opening round

Quick take: Illini bow out in opening round MI will be the prohibitive favorite over Iowa , and for good reason. The Big Ten opened a five-day run at Madison Square with Jordan Bohannon leading Iowa past IL 96-87 in the first game of the conference tournament. 2 Michigan StateIn a Sunday afternoon showdown, the No. 2 Michigan State University men's basketball team escaped Madison with the outright Big Read... [Full Article...]


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