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Los Angeles, Paris only interested in 2024 Olympics, not 2028

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Compared with Paris' strong stance, Los Angeles reacted to the prospect in a more cautious way. However, Wasserman continued to echo Garcetti's position and claimed they are going only for 2024. It is becoming increasingly tougher for the IOC to find cities willing to host the Olympic Games . "We have the guarantees, we have the public support, we have the political support, we have 95 percent of existing venues". Read More »

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

On Saturday night, Trump took to Twitter to urge people to watch Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, who subsequently proceeded, on her show, to tear into House Speaker Paul D. Many of them wanted a repeal of Obamacare - something Republican leaders said they couldn't do under budget rules - or nothing at all. "Going to see explosive premium increases and the deductibles are so high that no one is going to be able to use it", he said. Read More »

Industrial Production Held Steady in February

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Economists had been expecting industrial production to rise 0.2 per cent. Mining output rose 2.7% in February, in large part due to more oil and gas drilling. On the other hand, electrical equipment and appliances (down 1.5 percent), furniture and related products (down 1.4 percent), textile and products mills (down 1.4 percent), aerospace and other transportation equipment (down 0.3 percent), chemicals (down 0.3 percent) and wood products (down 0.3 percent) each had lower production in ... Read More »

The (very) edgy new £1 coin

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Other types of vending machines may also not be ready, with Jonathan Hart, chief executive of the Automatic Vending Association, saying that converting all 500,000 vending machines across the United Kingdom is not achievable before the new pound is released. Read More »

Girls Apparently Denied Boarding By United For Wearing Leggings, Traveler Says

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In a series of live tweets , activist Shannon Watts explained that two girls who were wearing leggings were asked by the United Airlines gate agent to either change clothing or not board their flight to Minneapolis. She looked normal and appropriate. United has faced disbelief and criticism, with many saying it was baffling that the sports clothing would be banned. Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Obama signs the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010

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It's also a tricky proposition for Republican lawmakers, because Democrats are certain to challenge any such move as out-of-bounds under special budget rules that would allow the GOP health bill to clear the Senate with just 51 votes. "We're still open for negotiations". Republican advocates of undoing the federal benefits requirement say it drives up the cost of insurance. For example, before the ACA, a married couple in their early 60s might be able to purchase a policy that did not ... Read More »

Was Ilaiyaraaja right to sue SP Balasubrahmanyam? Celebs weigh in

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In the past, Vinod Yesudas, son of Yesudas, had demanded royalty from playback singer Unni Menon for singing the songs his father had sung at a concert. P. Sanjay Gandhi president of IPRS admitted that Raaja had the right to his songs and can issue a legal statement to anyone who sings without his permission. Read More »

Hadwin shoots opens 4-shot lead in Valspar

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It was unforeseen given that the wedding date is March 24, and the 29-year-old and his bride-to-be, Jessica Dawn, had planned to be in French Polynesia during the Masters. The putt went down and Hadwin had won with a 14-under 270 total. Hadwin carried a four-shot lead into the final round at Innisbrook, and it appeared as though it might be another Sunday cruise toward victory on the PGA Tour. Read More »

Dakota Access Pipeline should be complete next week, company says

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A judge refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, likely clearing the way for operations to begin next week. Contractors have removed more than 10,000 tons of debris from the three areas of land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the North Dakota Joint Information Center. Read More »

Democrats blast GOP health care plan as risky for veterans

The mandatory coverage encouraged competition based on price and quality said a blog post on Thursday by Jeanne Lambrew, senior fellow at The Century Foundation, a left-leaning think tank. He didn't take any questions from reporters and simply spouted off a terse statement: "For 7 1/2 years we have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families". Read More »

Pakistan to observe Earth hour today

The theme of Earth Hour 2017 is Shine a Light on Climate Action. Carrboro Board of Aldermen member Jacquelyn Gist said that this event is significant for the sake of wildlife, aesthetics and climate change action. Switching off lights and/or changing one's profile picture (on social media) are symbolic gestures - the first steps towards taking a stand on climate action. Read More »

Kawasaki, Bajaj Auto end India alliance

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Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd of Japan have agreed to terminate their alliance in India with effect from April 1, 2017 as both the companies have chose to concentrate on their performance bikes business independently. It had entered into a partnership with KTM in January 2012 and since then has sold more than one lakh KTMs. The move comes as Bajaj is planning to focus on its KTM brand. Read More »

2 bodies found in burned vehicle of 'Housewives' star

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The remains were so badly burned that investigators couldn't immediately determine the race or sex of the victims, according to PEOPLE , but later discovered they were both men. Firefighters were forced to cut open the roof of the auto in order to pull the bodies out, per NBC reporting. Witnesses told how they heard two gun shots before the vehicle went up in flames. Read More »

Ricciardo unable to start home Australian GP

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Ricciardo's auto suffered an electrical fault on a procession lap, which caused his vehicle to be stuck in sixth gear. Formula One returns with an early morning start time for the Australian Grand Prix. He joined the race two laps down, before a power unit issue stranded him out on track. But it too became a source of frustration. "On the plus side, I'm getting out of here - it's been a long week", he said. Read More »

Trump, GOP look to tax bill for lifeline

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House Republicans have scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan after defections from both the right and center that made it clear the bill would not pass. The decision to delay the vote marks an acute embarrassment for the President, but the failure of the GOP plan also puts Ryan in a much-weakened political position. Read More »

Representatives comment on health care bill yank

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Those stocks fell when it was introduced because investors were concerned hospitals would have to take in more patients who lack insurance and that insurers would get less money from Medicaid. Among other benefits, insurance carriers are now required to cover breast-pumping devices and support, and employers must provide a lactation room to chest-feeding parents that isn't a dirty bathroom. Read More »

PAUL RYAN: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

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Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, a member of the whip team, said he believed Trump's ultimatum is "credible" and predicted the bill's passage during Friday's vote". The fact that Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House made the defeat even more problematic. For the man who claims to be a consummate dealmaker, it was either a total failure or a deliberate tactic to marshal his supporters against the forces of opposition in the Republican party. Read More »

Zacks Provided 1.4 Rating to New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ)

The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. While 1 stands at overweight and 2 analysts gave Underweight and 2 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. The Moving Average SMA50 is 1.86% while SMA200 is 16.38%. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. Read More »

Trump Focuses on Tax Reform After Collapse of Health Care Overhaul Plan

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But after years of opposing power- both in the White House, which was occupied by a Democrat, and in the leadership of their own party - the conservatives were offered a chance to negotiate directly with the president and his budget director, a former Freedom Caucus member, over the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Trump tells Republicans to fall in line on healthcare

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On Thursday, Mr Trump reportedly told mutinous Republicans that if they did not vote for his bill - dubbed Trumpcare by Democrats - they would be stuck with President Obama's act for good. "Today, I remain just as committed to enacting health care solutions that protect Americans from the harmful effects of Obamacare as I was yesterday". Read More »

Sierra Leone pastor finds 709-carat diamond

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The precious gem will be sold in a "transparent" bidding process and is believed that it will likely leave the country once it is bought. In 1972, the 968.9-carat Star of Sierra Leone was found by miners and sold for about $2.5 million. Nyaungwa adds that it is hard to estimate a price as it is "quality not size [that] determines the value of a diamond". But given the history of this former "blood-diamond" nation, what happens from here is anyone's guess. Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Stock Technicals are in the neutral area

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Let's talk about the gap between analyst price targets for the next 12 months and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)'s current share price. Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and for the current quarter 14 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.75/share. Read More »

NYC Mayor De Blasio Bars ICE From Entering Schools

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Finkel said the groups is "still evaluating" the mansion tax. "They're anxious that an agent could literally come into the building and single out their child". According to a press release from the city, if the proposed 2.5 percent tax on residential sales over $2 million had been passed, the city would have generated $30.2 million to support housing for low-income seniors from 432 Park Avenue's sales since December 2015. Read More »

USA shares pare gains ahead of healthcare vote; gold rises

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Across the pond, there's nothing major for the markets to focus on, with macroeconomic data limited to February mortgage approvals, which will likely leave the pound in recovery mode from intraday lows, following the Thursday's gain off the back of the bounce in retail sales in February. Read More »

Mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub leaves 1 dead

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The police are still at the crime scene even as the gunman is still reportedly on the loose. Please Wait while comments are loading. The assistant police chief said several victims are suffering with life-threatening injuries. Cincinnati police have confirmed that it is a homicide investigation but didn't say if anyone was in custody. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting. Read More »

Hundreds of protesters march in Hong Kong one day before election

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Police were seen trying to push back protesters with a group of demonstrators seen trying to break the police cordon outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where voting took place. "It's a selection rather than an election", Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the protests, told CNN. "No one will deny that Carrie Lam is the worst one and a nightmare for us - but it doesn't mean we can put aside our principles and endorse any pro-China candidate", he said. Read More »

Oil rises as USA fuel-supply drop counters crude-stockpile gain

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Oil prices slipped on Wednesday to their lowest since late November, with Brent testing the US$50 per barrel support, after data showed record high U.S. Traders attributed the increase to persistent USA production and a rise in imports from Canada. That was near double the 2.8 million inventory build expected, and left stockpiles at the highest level on record. Read More »

Power down for Earth Hour Saturday evening

The cathedrals in Birmingham, Gloucester, Lincoln, Manchester and Salisbury are also joining the Earth Hour 2017 initiative, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). HollywoodLifers , are you observing Earth Hour this year? The great Pyramids of Egypt's lights will be dimmed, as will Big Ben in London, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Read More »

Shoppers injured when mall escalator reverses at high speed in Hong Kong

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A spokeswoman for Langham Place said the machine had passed a recent inspection - but staff were "highly concerned". Steve Smith's feud with Virat Kohli continues to fester India's Australian physio Patrick Farhart is in the middle of the latest ruckus between captains Virat Kohli and Steve Smith which erupted in Ranchi after the third Test. Read More »

Royal Jordanian Airlines mock Trump after his laptop ban

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UAE airline Emirates was offering complimentary packing and shipping services at gates to enable passengers to use their electronic devices after check-in and until boarding. But some social media users picked up on the guerrilla marketing. Another user said: "Extremely well played, @ emirates But business people need to work, will you provide tablets with office apps for the flight?" But it's safe to say the airline still has a sense of humor. Read More »

Herbal Tea Poisons Two San Francisco Residents

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Tomás Aragón, health officer for the city and county of San Francisco , said in a written statement. A California woman died after allegedly drinking herbal tea she bought in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco . Health officials claimed that since those teas contained several ingredients, they are now testing the ones which were common to both mixtures. People who purchased and consumed tea leaves from the trading company and experienced no symptoms are advised not to continue ... Read More »

Airline Trolls Electronics Ban With Hilarious List Of Things To Do

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Slightly more controversially, the airline also says passengers could "reclaim territory on an armrest" or spend the flight "thinking of reasons why you don't have a laptop or tablet with you". Israel Airports Authority officials announced that this impacts residents traveling on Turkish Airlines for example and they will not be permitted to bring electronic devices not conforming with the new regulation on board. Read More »