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Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend

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The temperature was in the low 20s before dawn and was expected to hit a high in the mid-30s later in the day, the National Weather Service said. As of Friday , there are no advisories or watches for the High Country, but a prolonged period of rain from Saturday afternoon into Sunday night could bring over two inches rainfall to the mountains. Read More »

'This is the right time'

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He played a vital role in Ireland's 2014 World Cup Qualifiers, the road to Euro 2016 and the tournament itself, scoring a cracking goal in the opening game against Sweden. "I have been thinking about this for a long time but I know it's the right decision". People have been paying tribute to the playmaker on Twitter this morning. Read More »

Dem Rep. Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election In Minnesota Swing District

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Rep. Rick NolanRichard (Rick) Michael NolanFranken resignation could upend Minnesota races Dem lawmaker introduces airline passenger "bill of rights" legislation House votes on USA involvement in Yemen MORE (D-Minn.) has announced he will retire at the end of the year, giving Republicans a big boost in their hopes to win a seat they've been targeting for years. Read More »

PepsiCo launches bubly across US

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Brightly-coloured packaging includes a "witty greeting" on the tab, such as "hey" or "hiii". Available across the US beginning February 2018, bubly is available in eight crisp flavors that are as fun to say as they are to drink: limebubly , grapefruitbubly , strawberrybubly , lemonbubly , orangebubly , applebubly , mangobubly and cherrybubly . Read More »

Fireworks as opening ceremony starts for Pyeongchang Olympics

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The South Korean tech giant is a worldwide Olympic partner company. "Our delegation's visit to South Korea is only to take part in the Olympics and hail its successful holding". Kim Yong-Nam and Kim Yo-jong - were also in the box, seated in a row behind Pence. The thaw between North and South ahead of the Olympics comes at a time when Pyonyang is under tightening United Nations sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs, having tested missiles a year ago that could hit ... Read More »

Tennessee sheriff boasts about fatal shooting he ordered: 'I love this s---'

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A Tennessee sheriff has been sued by the widow of a fleeing driver who was fatally shot by deputies during a chase. "Per 59 (the sheriff) use deadly force if necessary", the radio dispatcher said . "Ain't gonna tear up my cars", Shoupe said, according to recordings obtained by newschannel5.com. "If they don't think I'll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they're full of shit", he added, laughing. Read More »

House panel votes to release Dems' Russia memo

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They have a closed-door meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Monday. A meeting last week was also postponed. Nunes was asked during a January 29 committee meeting whether he had coordinated the memo with the White House. Adam Schiff , D-Calif. Says Schiff: "Mr. President, I see you've had a busy morning of 'Executive Time.' Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or.really ... Read More »

Trump just lied about his State of the Union ratings

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The President tweeted his delight at supposedly record-breaking 45.6 million viewing figures for Tuesday's speech. President Obama delivering his first State of the Union address on Jan. In the address, president Trump talked about the economic success that the US has experienced under his tenure at the White House and talked about the famous American individualism and exceptionalism. Read More »

Visitor restrictions in place at St. Nicholas Hospital

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The hospital has also dedicated two units just to patients who have been admitted for the flu. It can help prevent contracting the flu and also lessen the severity if you do still get it. ThedaCare is the latest hospital to limit visits from small children in effort to stop the spread of the flu. Other hospitals have not restricted visits, but are warning those with the flu to not visit patients, especially the elderly. Read More »

US govt. reopens after shutdown, clears major bill

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The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up almost $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Read More »

White House warns of midnight shutdown as spending bill stalls in Senate

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But if the government shuts down tonight, then you may have only one person to thank: Sen. Earlier in the week, the legislation had appeared primed for easy congressional passage, as McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., unveiled it jointly on the Senate floor Wednesday with a bipartisan flourish and mutual praise. Read More »

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics competition begins with curling

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As well as the 45 athletes, the ruling covers a luge coach and a skeleton coach. It refused to invite some Russians even after their disqualifications from the 2014 Olympics were lifted by CAS last week. The group of 47 who were turned away includes Victor Ahn, a short track speed skater who has won multiple gold medals in previous Olympics, including in Sochi. Read More »

Eagles fan tattoos 'Philly Special' play on his arm

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And while Brady and the Patriots played in their eighth Super Bowl of the past 16 years, they were at the top of an AFC playoff field that included longtime doormats such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney asked fans to celebrate with passion and pride after Sunday's wild postgame celebration was marred by "knuckleheads" who resorted to violence and vandalism. Read More »

Checks at Irish border `unavoidable´ after Brexit, warns Barnier

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After almost five hours of meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, May's Brexit Cabinet ministers have not yet agreed the U.K.'s outline for the end-state trade deal, senior officials said. The British government may be thinking on similar lines. May told the gathering that Brexit was "no small undertaking" but presents an opportunity to "strike free trade deals around the world and build on our already strong relationship with Japan". Read More »

North and South Korea March Together as 2018 Winter Olympics Begin

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The North Korean delegation touched down on a private jet at 1.30pm at Seoul's Incheon Airport and then was whisked away for a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. Smiling and seemingly unfazed by cameras flashing during the airport meeting, Kim Yo Jong wore a black coat, matching ankle boots and carried a black purse. Read More »

Conservative Candidate Holds the Lead in Costa Rica's Presidential Election

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Alvarado, who unequivocally opposes homosexual "marriage", has promised that if he is elected he will withdraw Costa Rica from the jurisdiction of the court. "Costa Rica has made it clear to the traditional politicians: Never again mess with the family, never again mess with our children", he added. "Costa Rica no longer wants more of the same, the same political campaigns as always", Fabricio Alvarado said in celebrating the result. Read More »

Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers

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Russian Federation has reduced the stay of North Koreans after the UN Security Council's resolution, but no deportation is in progress, the deputy chief of the Interior Ministry's migration department, Valentina Kazakova, said on Thursday. On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.N. voted in favor of a resolution - drafted by the United States - to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea, in light of the nuclear threat its leader Kim Jong Un posed to the world by refusing to cease the rogue country's ballistic ... Read More »

Pres. Trump Signs Spending Bill, Ends Gov't Shutdown

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There was no ceremony but after the signing, Mr. Trump took to Twitter saying to say the bill will benefit the military and also create jos. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. That won over many Republicans but some were still furious over the $131 billion extra made available for non-military spending, including health and infrastructure. Read More »

Corning Incorporated (GLW) Shares Sold by Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank

The stock decreased 1.91% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $29.25. About 9.67M shares traded or 61.57% up from the average. It has outperformed by 36.68% the S&P500. WEEKS WENDELL P had sold 248,857 shares worth $7.81M. Guggenheim Cap Lc stated it has 8,975 shares. Cna Corporation holds 29,780 shares. The Illinois-based Oakbrook Limited Com has invested 1.07% in Biogen Inc. Read More »

'This Is Us' Sees Minor Super Bowl Lift

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The broadcast on NBC averaged 103.4 million viewers, a 7% drop from Fox's broadcast of last year's overtime game (111.3 million) that was the third-most watched Super Bowl on record. For The CW, both " The Flash " (0.8, 2.3 million) and " Black Lightning " (0.6, 1.9 million) were down in both measures. ABC had a mixed bag of a night with Fresh Off The Boat (0.9/3) and Black-ish (1.0/4) even, The Middle (1.2/5) down 14% and Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (0.5/2) declining 17% from ... Read More »

Russian Athletes Appeal To Participate In Pyeongchang Game Rejected By Panel

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North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam is a career diplomat whose unquestioning loyalty has ensured his survival for decades in the regime's top ranks. The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games, including officials, athletes, artists and also a 230-member state-trained cheerleader group after the war-separated rivals agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures for the Games. Read More »

USA govt shuts down after rogue lawmaker debate

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was joined on the senate floor by top Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY as he announced the pact. But if the government shuts down tonight, then you may have only one person to thank: Sen. "To me the main thing is funding the military". There are still many boxes that need to be checked with the legislative process, and reconciliation need to occur between Senate and House leadership, and the various factions that exist within both chambers. Read More »

Abe cautions Moon on North Korea's 'charm offensive'

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At the start of a six-day visit to Japan and South Korea , the vice president said the U.S. "And we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Japan, the people of South Korea, and our allies and partners across the region until we achieve the global objective of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". Read More »

Kim's sister in historic visit to South Korea as Olympics to open

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Early Friday morning, the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea , where 92 nations and more than 2,500 athletes will compete in 102 events over the next two and a half weeks. "It's clearly disappointing we're still talking about this on the eve of the Winter Games", said Hugh Robertson, chairman of the British Olympic Association. Read More »

Mani Ratnam's next titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam

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There was quite some buzz around the first look of the actor Simbu from the start of this week. But with no updates that time, ardent fans were disappointed. This movie is very vital for both the director and the lead actor. Putting an end to rumors, he had said, "I've seen a lot of reports suggesting that I'm making a special appearance in the film". Read More »

Clint Eastwood challenged train heroes in the gym

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After meeting the three men in their 20s at an awards show, Eastwood decided to make a film, but rather than casting actors, the Oscar-winning director called on the friends themselves. "We don't want to waste the opportunity, and Mr. Eastwood gave us the confidence to even try it in the first place", Sadler said. The fact that Clint Eastwood at age 87 is still directing movies is commendable but it has to be acknowledged that not every piece of his output is a success. Read More »

Cavendish sprints to victory in third stage

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Italian Elia Viviani, winner of Wednesday's second stage, is the new leader after Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen , Tuesday's opening stage victor, was penalised 20 seconds for drafting - using a team vehicle to shield himself from the wind. That Quick-Step team, I built that team, they are really just a class above in the sprints. Meanwhile, Katusha-Alpecin's star signing Marcel Kittel , who dominated this race previous year, professed to be happy with third place. Read More »

Oxfam denies claims of prostitute cover-up during Haiti natural disaster aid efforts

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Oxfam was part of a massive worldwide relief effort in Haiti after the... The 2010 natural disaster in Haiti left at least 220,000 dead. According to the investigation, the case related to allegations that charity workers had invited groups of young prostitutes to their guesthouse where they held sex "parties", with one described as a "full-on Caligula orgy" and allegations that the girls were wearing Oxfam t-shirts. Read More »

Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

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Defense spending would increase by $ 80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1, according to a congressional official familiar with the plan. What the measure doesn't address is DACA . The Democratic leader has dropped his push to use the budget talks to extract concessions on immigration from Republicans, leaving aside threats to shut down the government over the issue. Read More »

Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) EPS Estimated At $0.46

It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500. Heronetta Management Lp increased its stake in Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) by 32.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust owns 321 shares. The Kentucky-based Harvey Investment Com Limited Liability has invested 0.24% in Pfizer Inc. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Liability Company accumulated 81,876 shares. Read More »

Zimbabwe: Chaos Mounts As Khupe Contests Appointment

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Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Harare Thursday, Tamborinyoka said Tsvangirai did not communicate through social media as he had a spokesperson and other aides through which he could communicate. He added "For the record, I have been communicating the President's messages for nearly a decade". Dr Khupe suggested the catapulting of Adv Chamisa was a violation of the MDC-T constitution. Read More »

Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi

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One bomb was hidden in a coffin in the courtyard of the mosque and another in a shoe cabinet at the entrance, the source added. Late last month, a double car-bombing in the same city claimed the lives of at least 34 people and injured dozens more. Read More »

Senate votes to reopen government, passes budget deal

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Now, with Republicans in charge of all three, the best they can do on a deal is to spend five times as much? Sen. Rand Paul says he is prepared to keep the Senate in session all night to protest a bipartisan budget deal that increases the federal deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars. Read More »

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

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Trump supports the measure and is expected to sign it into law on Friday, ending a serious and embarrassing drama on Capitol Hill over federal spending. "I don't know why we are basically burning time here", an exasperated Cornyn said. The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the budget agreement boiled over when a determined Paul brought the Senate's work to a halt. Read More »

At least 8000 great white sharks off Australia coast

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White sharks are now listed as an endangered species in the Convention on International Trade. The Federal Government is calling for shark nets and drumlines off the West Australian coast, after it was revealed that there are twice as many great whites that of the eastern states. Read More »