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Nobody Wanted The Valentine's Day Snap From Team Snapchat

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It's official: Facebook is for old (er) people. Image-messaging app Snapchat rolled out a major redesign last weekend that triggered a reaction so negative that many users are shifting to rival Instagram , according to CNBC . As older people continue to inch Facebook's user count up, teenagers are increasingly leaving the social media powerhouse in favor of a service they feel they have greater control over: Snapchat . Read More »

Koreas Mark Big Moment in Olympic Unity With Japan Matchup

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It's hard to believe that about a month ago, the two Koreas had no direct contacts at all. US Vice President Mike Pence , who was also in South Korea for the Olympics opening, said on Wednesday the US was open to talks with Pyongyang but only to convey that it must give up its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Team USA's Kim awarded churros, ice cream, sandwich after gold medal

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Her story as the child of immigrants, born and raised in Southern California, has been widely shared and touted as the ultimate American dream come true . Her third run was her best at 83.50, but it wasn't enough and she placed fourth. But halfpipes are hard, the snow is slippery and nothing is for sure. Read More »

RCMP investigating online comments after Stanley verdict

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Jace Boushie, brother of Colten Boushie , leaves the Court of Queen's Bench after a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the farmer accused of killing the 22-year-old Indigenous man Colten Boushie, in Battleford, Sask., Friday, February 9, 2018. Read More »

Henrico unveils timeline in search for new superintendent

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Wiliamson said he would vote against the amendment "on the basis that we don't need to ask for $100,000 more that we're not going to get", a reference to the likelihood the county executive will make some reductions in the amount of total funding requested from the county. Read More »

Snapchat Is Sapping the Youth From Facebook - Literally

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The company has said that they expect the use of Facebook from ages 12 to 17 to decrease more and more as time goes by. The growth trends predicted by eMarketer indicate Facebook is reaching a saturation point in the US and needs to boost its younger user base in order to sustain future growth. Read More »

Palestinian teen's trial opens behind closed doors

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Only Ahed's family and lawyers were allowed to stay. Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, who created the world famous image of Che Guevara in 1967, has given the same heroic treatment to teenage Palestinian protestor Ahed Tamimi , 17. As Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenage girl enduring unjust detention in an Israeli prison, begins trial today , major organizations from the Indian women's movement, representing over 10 million Indian women, demand her release alongside all Palestinian ... Read More »

First Controversy Of Winter Olympics - It's Over The US Flag

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So when the speedskater tweeted his outrage after losing the opportunity to represent Team USA as its flagbearer in Friday night's opening ceremony , his #blackhistorymonth hashtag served as a kind of racial shorthand . " He told me and I was like, 'Wait, officially?'" Hamlin said, still in disbelief. Hamlin told ABC that she had nothing to do with the process and will not let the controversy taint the once-in-a-lifetime honor. Read More »

US Senate leaders share the stage in Louisville

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McConnell expressed his support for a wide-ranging proposal by President Donald Trump that the Senate is expected to vote on this week. Senators are slated to be on a Washington's birthday vacation next week, helping enforce Mr. Many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the USA, to be anathema. Given that Republicans have a slim 51-vote majority, and are down one member, with Arizona GOP Sen. Read More »

Android P will embrace the iPhone X's notch to attract iPhone users

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Google Assistant support is expanding to additional languages as Google chases to keep up with Amazon, which expanded to more than 80 countries in December 2017 . That notch is actually a cut-out that consists of front-facing camera and other sensors required for the functioning of Face ID. According to Bloomberg's report , Google will open up Assistant to third-party developers, much like Amazon has done with Alexa, so you can ask Google Assistant to perform tasks for you in ... Read More »

Afrique du Sud 1918-2018 : l'ANC célèbre les 100 ans de Mandela

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Ainsi que ceux, qui en gravitant dans l'orbite présidentielle, ont engrangé des fortunes colossales et qui savent que le départ de Zuma va tarir le flot de l'argent facile et sont prêts à tout pour que la manne continue à couler, en particulier à sacrifier le parti aux prochaines élections de 2019. Read More »

Artist Perfectly Trolls Official Obama Portrait

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President Obama perhaps foresaw the conversation that would be sparked by the paintings. This was a first for the National Portrait Gallery . The background for Mr. Michelle Obama said she hoped the portrait would have an impact on young girls of colour in the years ahead. The painting of her subjects' skin in grayscale might be jarring to new viewers, but it's a conscious choice by Sherald to make a subtle comment on race. Read More »

Trudeau to announce legal framework to protect Indigenous rights

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We're not just going to sit around and have our people murdered. He was with four friends on Mr Stanley's farm on 9 August, 2016, when the farmer fired three bullets during a confrontation. The defence in the Stanley trial rejected several Indigenous people during the jury selection process using peremptory challenges, which permit attorneys to reject a certain number of jurors without providing a reason. Read More »

Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack

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He says they need to be verified. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis . The contractors have been active in Syria since the Kremlin launched its intervention in September 2015, according to Russian news reports . If the numbers are accurate, the strike marks the deadliest exchange between Americans and Russians since the Cold War. About Mattis said at the briefing, the transcript of which was spread by the Ministry of defense, reports TASS. Read More »

Oxfam Haiti scandal boss quit previous charity job over sex party claims

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SINCE news broke of the sex scandal in Haiti Oxfam has been working hard to retain vital funding from government and supporters. "With regard to Oxfam and any other organisation that has safeguarding issues, we expect them to cooperate fully with such authorities, and we will cease to fund any organisation that does not", she said in a statement . Read More »

White House Proposes Food-In-A-Box For Some SNAP recipients

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But under the Trump proposal, which USDA has dubbed " America's Harvest Box ", all households receiving more than $90 per month in benefits - 81 percent of SNAP households overall - would begin receiving roughly half of their benefits in the form of government-purchased, non-perishable food items. Read More »

All eyes on Zuma as ANC issues recall

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The reason for the recall was the quest for an amicable solution but it is obvious that the ANC wants the party president Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as the next President of South Africa . Photo Cyril Rampaphosa, the leader of the African National Congress, will most likely succeed Mr. Zuma as president. For years, the ANC has put party unity first, even as it became apparent that Zuma was an electoral liability. Read More »

Senate opens debate on immigration proposals

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The Cotton bill could meet stiff resistance. No Democrats are believed to back the plan in full - and Sen. Dick Durbin said. "But it is exciting to think that men and women elected to this body, known as the 'greatest deliberative body, ' are finally going to deliberate". Read More »

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift to be launched on 26th February

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Now in its fifth year of production, the C-Class is the most successful model series from Mercedes-Benz and boasts a wealth of enhancements. Mercedes-Benz notes the "reinterpretation" of the radiator grille with its vertical struts. It is basically a nine speed, automatic rear-wheel drive vehicle worthy of the most debonair and suave gentlemen and ladies. The G63 also gets three new off-road driving modes, Sand, Trail, and Rock, which are available when you lock the truck's center ... Read More »

IOC boss to visit North Korea after winter Games

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North Korea did prove it was capable of a charm offensive, a stark contrast from the past year when Kim Jong Un and President Trump have traded insults and dire threats. "North Korea used "soft power" this time to engage the South and her being a woman may have contributed more in that aspect", Kim told Reuters . Read More »

African National Congress to decide Zuma's future

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The much-anticipated State of the Nation address that Mr Zuma was due to deliver on Thursday was cancelled . The ANC has insisted there will be no delay to the budget, which is on Feb 21. Ramaphosa and Zuma attend "routine Cabinet Committees meetings in Cape Town ". While no date is set, Zuma's official diary is reportedly planned out until Sunday, raising the possibility that his resignation will take place soon after. Read More »

Kim invites SK prez Moon to Pyongyang

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But what hasn't been reported on lately is that aside from a joint hockey team and a few public appearances, nothing in North Korea has changed. In December, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offered to start talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, but the State Department later said there would first have to be a "period of calm" in which Pyongyang suspends testing before any negotiations could begin. Read More »

Pence, Moon discuss N. Korea's charm offensive

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Pence and Moon reaffirmed the need for the US, South Korea, and Japan to cooperate and put pressure on Pyongyang. Losing either side could lead to catastrophic consequences, analysts say. Taking aim at South Korea, which it considers the easiest target for undermining the solidarity among the three nations, North Korea is trying to sow discord among them. Read More »

Historical handshakes between the two Koreas

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As they shook hands, the North and South Koreans spoke briefly. The official added that Pence is confident that the United States , South Korea and Japan alliance will continue to be strong regardless of inter-Korean talks around the Olympics and whether or not they continue after the games. Read More »

Palestinian state should be established as soon as possible

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They had also signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, special, service and official passports. Stating that his government's mantra is "sabke saath, sabka vikas", Prime Minister Modi said India has focused on the key sectors to empower its 125 crore people i.e one-sixth of humanity, contributing to the development of mankind as a whole. Read More »

North Korea's first Olympic competitor flops

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Pence is leading the USA delegation to the opening ceremonies , where he has worked to pour cold water on warming ties between the two Koreas. The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games, including officials, athletes, artists and also a 230-member state-trained cheering group after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures for the games. Read More »

Moon in talks with high-level N.Korean delegation

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The sister of the North Korean Dictator has the confidence of her brother. North Korea's latest display of its military hardware focused on missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare. Read More »

President Trump Set To Unveil $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

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There are few surprises in the broad outline of Trump's long-awaited infrastructure plan, as described by a senior White House official this weekend and set for release Monday. Also, $20 billion would be dedicated for next-century-type, or futuristic, projects and Congress would be asked to dedicate $10 billion into a capital financing fund, the senior official said. Read More »

'We're Queer. Get Used To It': Second Olympian Comes Out As Gay

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Mrs. Rippon said she was bothered by Pence's " fake news " tweet because it implies that the vice president can not be held accountable to anything as long as he keeps saying it's not true. Many , including Rippon , feel that Pence's campaign was making a reference to the ridiculous practice of conversion therapy for homosexuals. He later said the act could infringe on freedom of speech and lead to religious leaders being unable to give their views on homosexuality , reported the New ... Read More »