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NCAA returns events to North Carolina

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From 2004-11, Terre Haute hosted the event annually, and promoted itself as Cross Country Town USA. Back in March, Anderson said the alliance had bid on 31 different events. North Carolina became eligible again when state lawmakers negotiated a compromise bill. The first and second round will mark the fifth time that the CenturyLink Center has hosted NCAA Men's Basketball tournament games. Read More »

India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements in various sectors

DEFENCE AND NUCLEAR DEALS: Three defence sector pacts were signed in the form of an umbrella framework agreement on various aspects of defence cooperation. Wary of China's growing interest in India's backyard, Modi has been keen to play a greater leadership role in South Asia since coming to power in 2014. Read More »

Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala

Nearly 40 percent will buy Easter flowers, according to the National Retail Association . In other words, Easter Sunday is tied to the transitions of nature, so that the date moves from year to year. Jesus Christ made some pretty bold declarations as well. I preach Jesus born of a virgin, that while he was ideal and sinless in every way, He paid our sin debt when He was crucified, buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scripture. Read More »

Appealing for calm, China says US wants talks on North Korea

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. This contrasts sharply with Trump's campaign rhetoric where he bashed China heavily on trade and promised he would designate them as currency manipulators. Read More »

BJP hopeful of winning Odisha in 2019

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The national executive meeting is being held in Odisha after a gap of 20 years, as part of the strategy of Modi and Shah. Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said: "These parties have always suppressed the interests of the backward classes and only given them false hopes". Read More »

McKelvey: Is Kansas election a bellwether?

The Parnell campaign notes the 5th District seat was held by Democrat John Spratt as recently as 2010 and has the largest African-American population of any open House seat. The Democrats' second best chance is in Montana. Political analysts said Estes was favored to win throughout the two-month campaign cycle, despite Thompson's growing base of support. Read More »

Suspect in Custody Following Attack in Sweden

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Prime Minister Stefan Lofven returned to Drottninggatan, Stockholm to lay flowers and pay respect to those the four who were killed and the 15 injured from Friday's attack. It came to a stop after slamming into the Ahlens department store. Sweden early today arrested a man for a "terrorist crime" hours after a beer truck ploughed into a crowd outside a busy department store in central Stockholm , killing four and injuring 15. Read More »

Suspect in Facebook video killing shoots himself to death

After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself. As officers approached his vehicle, Stephens shot himself, Pennsylvania state police said on Tuesday on Twitter and at a news conference . A McDonald's worker reportedly recognized Stephens and called 911. In a number of emotional interviews since the killing, Godwin's family said that they forgave Stephens for the alleged murder but urged him to turn himself him. Read More »

Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his condolences Tuesday to the family of the 74-year-old Cleveland man whose killer posted a video of the murder on the social media site . Zuckerberg initially said it was "crazy" that Facebook could have impacted the election, though later backtracked on his comments. Speaking of content, you can also expect Facebook to tackle fake news further. Read More »

Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

The poor prison conditions were condemned in an Amnesty International report published last week. Israeli officials said some 1,100 prisoners joined the strike on Monday. Gilad Erdan said the prisoners were "terrorists and murderers". "These are terrorists and incarcerated murderers who are getting exactly what the global law requires", he told Israel's Army Radio . Read More »

North Korean official vows frequent missile tests as tensions escalate

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During his trip to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea and later in remarks to journalists, Pence issued strong warnings to Pyongyang. North Korea "answered our overtures with willful deception, broken promises and nuclear and missile tests", he said. So far the steps are mostly rhetorical, or more economically symbolic, such as China turning back North Korean coal shipments. Read More »

LeBron to miss Cavaliers' last regular season game

The Golden State Warriors are the top seed in the Western Conference and will host game one of a best-of-seven series Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Their regular-season issues followed the Cavaliers into the playoffs. In other words, they have yet to show all their cards. Following that year, he signed a four-year, $44 million extension with Milwaukee. Read More »

Differing US priorities offered on Syria

The statement warned the US that allies of Syria were "closely and deeply following American forces' moves and presence" in the areas of northern Syria and northwestern Iraq, and that they will "consider them [to be] an occupying force". Read More »

Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

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The ultra-conservative Ahmadinejad held the presidency from 2005 to 2013, during which time he regularly engaged in anti-Western rhetoric and policies. In an announcement late March, Ahmadinejad, while formally endorsing Baghaei, highlighted that he felt called upon to make sure that "mistakes committed in 2013 won't happen", a reference to disqualification of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a close confident of him, in the 2013 presidential elections. Read More »

Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument

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Throughout the day, Gorsuch made numerous references to the "plain text" of laws, and he quizzed the attorneys as to why the law wasn't written exactly the way they were arguing it was supposed to be interpreted. Justices Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer had the most pro-worker votes, each at a percentage of 60 or higher in the clear-cut cases they participated in. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike leader sent to solitary

Israeli prison officials have reportedly accused Barghouthi of using his wife to "smuggle" the article out of prison and to the New York Times . "Prisoners are doing the same, so it's really about who cracks first", he added, noting that if more prisoners were to join the strike, the Israeli authorities may have trouble handling the large numbers. Read More »

Trump calls for reform of temporary worker visa program

Holland says any drastic changes to the program could have dire consequences for tech innovation in the U.S. "This does nothing", thundered Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Senate minority leader. But they are confident that greater "engagement" with the Trump administration will help soften their stance towards H-1B visas. During his campaign, Trump expressed both intermittent support for and criticism of high-skilled visas. Read More »

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'

That's worth having deficits. He said President Trump is certain that negotiating trade deals with individual countries was the best way to ensure they yield "win-win" situations for both sides. Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and Trump's newfound commitment to militarily countering any chemical weapons attacks also is proving hard to square. Read More »

Pound swings wildly as United Kingdom leader calls for early election

Oddly enough, Corbyn has already endorsed the snap election, even though he has the power to block it. "As the EP Brexit negotiator, I will work with a new government for the best common future possible". Some were surprised by May's move - the Conservative prime minister has repeatedly said she does not want to be distracted by campaigning - but opinion polls give her a strong lead and the British economy has so far defied predictions of a slowdown. Read More »

IS launches chemical 'gas attack' in western Mosul

Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals, a US general told Reuters on Wednesday. A Reuters correspondent saw thick smoke billowing over the Old City, near the Grand al-Nuri Mosque, from where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Will the Bucks upset the Raptors in Game 2? NBA Predictions 4/18/17

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After shooting 3 for 13 in a Game 1 loss to Miami in the second round last spring, Lowry stayed past midnight at Air Canada Centre, shooting alone on the court. But he said he is expecting Jimmy Butler , who had 23 of his 30 points in the second half of Monday's 106-102 win, to produce as well. SAN ANTONIO - Leonard 11-14 9-9 32, Aldridge 8-18 4-5 20, Dedmon 0-0 0-2 0, Parker 8-13 0-0 18, D.Green 0-2 2-2 2, Anderson 2-3 0-0 4, Bertans 1-1 1-2 4, Lee 2-5 1-2 5, P.Gasol 2-7 0-0 6, ... Read More »

President Trump's 'Magnetic Pull' Could Sway Key Election

Dominating the outside spending in these races are the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super political action committee linked to House GOP leaders, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, a national party committee. Trump tweeted about the race Tuesday morning, urging voters to get out and support Estes over his Democratic challenger. Republican Ron Estes will be the next Congressman from Kansas following his victory Tuesday in a special election for the fourth district. Read More »

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

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Both parties alike see the contest as an important barometer of Trump's standing ahead of 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats will try to regain control of Congress. If no candidate surpasses 50 percent of the vote in either race, the top two finishers will face off in a runoff on June 20. A run-off would likely be close, and should Republicans regroup and coalesce strongly around their candidate they could keep the seat. Read More »

UK election talk builds ahead of surprise statement from May

May's announcement Tuesday in London came as a surprise. Ever since she took office some Tory MPs have been pushing her to call an election with the knowledge that polls indicate voters do not see Mr Corbyn as a viable alternative. This idea was described in detail a year ago by Jeremy Gilbert, a professor at the University of East London , who argued that it was almost impossible to see "Labour winning a parliamentary majority without first completely selling out", as it had under ... Read More »

North Korea holds military parade to mark founder Kim Il-Sung's birthday

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Propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead. The annual U.S. -South Korea military exercises have consistently infuriated the North, which views them as rehearsals for an invasion. The North is aiming its message at China as well as the United States, analysts said. Participants included personnel from the infantry, tank divisions, Navy, Air Force, and special forces, as well as civilians: students from Kim Il Sung University, took part. Read More »

Canada Marijuana Legalization Plan Released, Would Legalize for Those 18+

Furthermore, most Canadians are unaware that persons receiving medical cannabis do not consistently receive a therapeutically appropriate degree of counselling or advice at the time of dispensing. Panjwani, who owns Honeypot Smokeshop on Drummond Road, said he'd be thrilled to open his own dispensary if the province allows small retail shops to sell marijuana. Read More »

Sessions review of Obama police reforms draws mixed reviews

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The Justice Department has recommended 272 changes to help improve the scandal-ridden San Francisco Police Department, but the six-month probe previous year did not lead to a consent decree or a federal takeover. Attorney General Jeff Sessions now proposes meddling with a cooperative formula that's working. Jeff Sessions says officers do unsafe work every day. Read More »

Trump and Xi wrap up first meeting

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USA representatives have been meeting one-on-one with their Chinese counterparts, and progress has been made, said the US president. The US, Germany and France have stated they believe the attack to have been carried out by the Syrian government. Read More »

'Brighton & Hove Albion Prepared For Premier League Football' Says Manager Chris Hughton

In the race for the play-offs that will ultimately determine which club gains the third and final promotion place, wins for Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham knocked fallen giants Leeds United out of the top six. Our away form has improved from past year and probably that's the key to the success we've had this season. "With me this year, obviously I wasn't needed, but we all pulled together, we're all a team". Read More »

Estes Wins Kansas 4th Congressional District Special Election

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But there's a difference between running television advertisements from national Democrats and using the race as an opportunity to build the Kansas Democratic Party. "I don't think that worked out too good". In each of them, the district stuck with the same party its voters chose during the previous year's general election. Read More »

Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing fatally shoots himself after police chase

They say Stephens shot and killed himself following a brief pursuit by police. The two spoke again the following day, when he allegedly told her he was shooting people because he was angry with his girlfriend. Facebook has recently dealt with a series of videos and streams showing sexual assault, suicide and other violent acts, and has faced criticism for the videos being allowed to remain active. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Unexpectedly Calls For Election

The comedian and actor took the blame for the June 8 vote after recently returning to Britain. "The government can not and must not be given a renewed mandate for further funding squeezes and ending cherished rights at work", he said . The 2011 act was introduced to ensure elections are held every five years. Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North), the Labour leader, has already said he welcomes it. Read More »

British pound jumps higher after election is called

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So what has changed? And in the run-up to the European Union referendum last summer, Cameron wouldn't do a TV debate with leading figures from the Leave campaign, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. Conservative party sources suggest May wanted to shut down speculation about her participation early on. Investors are also assuming that, if re-elected, Mrs May will be better placed to deliver the kind of Brexit deal she is seeking. Read More »

Facebook Messenger is bringing Spotify and Apple Music directly to chats

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This is by far not the limit of what is possible and you can also do things like collaborate on creating shopping lists, ordering food, splitting payments, sharing music and so on. Facebook is also introducing Messenger Codes. For a handful of beta testers in California, M can complete tasks like "book me dinner for two tonight at a nice Italian place" or "find me the cheapest flight to Norway". Read More »