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Trump vetoed Miss Universe contestants for being 'too ethnic' or 'too dark-skinned'

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Citing the excerpt from the upcoming book, the American biweekly magazine reports that Trump reportedly focused particularly on the footage of finalists in evening gowns or swimsuits and would override their decisions if he disagreed. A new book about Donald Trump and his rise to power, says that when he ran the Miss Universe pageant, he would often eliminate contestants who were "too ethnic" or women who "snubbed his advances". Read More »

Maharashtra: 30000 farmers march toward Mumbai to protest outside Vidhan Sabha

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Taking a pot-shot at BJP, Siddaramaiah asked why are Maharashtra farmers angry and marching in tens of thousands to Mumbai demanding loan waiver among other things. The farmers of the state have been demanding a complete waiver of loans and electricity bills. The farmers had begun the 180-km-long march on Tuesday from the CBS chowk in Central Nashik. Read More »

Over 48000 children out of school — Maharashtra Economic Survey

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However, during 2017-18 the agriculture and allied sectors are expected to register (-) 8.3 percent due to fewer rains (84.3 percent of normal rains) as compared to a year ago. The Budget, presented by Mungantiwar in the Assembly, has an estimated revenue deficit of Rs 15,374 crore for the next fiscal in Maharashtra which aims to become a United States dollars 1 trillion economy by 2025 by stepping up growth in sectors like agriculture, textiles, tourism and start-ups. Read More »

Brentwood High shines at indoor track and field state championships

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The broken record was courtesy of senior Paige Chapman. Leon eventually crossed the finish line in a time of 4 minutes, 8.34 seconds, just under 4 seconds away from the first heat's fourth-place finisher Johan Koech of UTEP. "We've worked a lot on technique, and built off of previous year", Boss said. "They really carried me down that runway for that last jump". "I think it's good for the sport of track and field and the Iowa track and field program". Read More »

Trump pardons Navy sailor who took photos inside sub

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He used the camera on his cellphone to take pictures of technical components of the sub's nuclear propulsion system while it was docked at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. Saucier was 22 years old at the time of his offenses, and has served out his 12-month sentence. He was released in September 2017. "While serving he regularly mentored younger sailors and served as an instructor for new recruits", Sanders said. Read More »

USA offers $5M reward for Pakistan Taliban leader

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A suicide bomber exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul , killing at least seven people, Reuters reported. Provincial Police Spokesman said Taliban attacked an army outpost in a remote region of northern Takhar province killing ten policemen. Read More »

Cauvery water: Centre seeks states' views

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The Supreme Court has (in its order) not used the words Cauvery Management Board, it is basically saying a "scheme". However, Modi had suggested the Tamil Nadu delegation to meet the Union Minister for Water Resources first, which all the political parties in Tamil Nadu - barring the ruling AIADMK - said was an insult to the people of the state. Read More »

Pakistan raises issue of rights violations in HK

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Lashing out at the neighbour on Thursday, Mini said it had become a habit of Pakistan to misuse the UNHRC platform to make misleading references about internal matters pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir. "The World does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state", Kumam added. Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Douglas High School

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The students appreciated D-Wade's visit and said he did a lot more than the politicians who are elected to make change. Wade made a surprise appearance at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday morning, meeting with students and teachers and posing for photos. Read More »

Canada to Get Temporary Exemption From Tariffs

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What a crude, offensive bargaining chip Trump tossed on the table. The actual formal documents specifically state that Canada and Mexico are a special case, given the continent's shared commitment to mutual security, an integrated defence industry and the shared fight against dumped steel and that the best way to address US concerns - "at least at this time " - is by continuing discussions. Read More »

Anthony Davis Won't Play vs. Wizards After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

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There's optimism that this will only cost Davis a game and that he'll be able to return on Sunday versus the Utah Jazz. Nikola Mirotic was the game's leading scorer with 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting. Cheick Diallo added 14 points, 9 rebounds for the Pels, while DeAndre Liggins had a season-high 10 points. New Orleans missed their first 11 3-pointers and by the time they raised their percentage above the 20 percent barrier, the Wizards' lead expanded to 25 points. Read More »

Trump, Kim to hold historic talks in May

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was apparently blindsided. The Japanese Yen fell against the US Dollar during the Asian trading session on Friday on hopes that the nuclear standoff with North Korea might now be abating. But it's hard to imagine what Trump could offer that would bring about this capitulation. "You know what these two people are going to do in the future". Read More »

Oklahoma Education Association holds press conference, announces demand for $10000 teacher raise

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As those actions have come up short and teachers remain without an across-the-board pay raise in almost a decade, educators and union leaders are planning to walk off the job and close schools within a few weeks. Twenty-eight years later, Oklahoma's public school system, which serves almost 700,000 students, faces numerous same issues, including average teacher pay ranked last in the nation, according to the U.S. Read More »

Canada appoints first female RMCP commissioner

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The 32-year veteran of the force said she will leave no stone unturned in her efforts to modernize the Mounties. She has an arts degree from the University of Alberta and has received a number of awards, including being named a Member of the Governor General's Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2013 for her work on improving RCMP relations with First Nations people in Manitoba. Read More »

Why Pennsylvania's Special Election Could Swing Blue

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Lamb says many local offices in the district are held by Democrats, and that Democratic voters are energized by the novelty of a competitive race. It was complete with visits from the president, vice president and several Cabinet members. "We've got to remember who the hell we are". "We've only been asked about it by the media". Lamb, 33, has raised $3.9 million - far more than the $918,000 that Saccone, 60, raised through February 21. Read More »

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks slam anti-Muslim riots

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Anti-Muslim riots, since Monday, have left two persons dead and damaged several homes, businesses and mosques in the Kandy district. The leaders of Muslim organizations have extended fullest support to President Maithripala Sirisena to establish a peaceful atmosphere conducive for all the Sri Lankans to live in peace and harmony. Read More »

The Sopranos Is Getting A Prequel Movie From David Chase

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The famous film production house New Line has already confirmed their association with the creators David Chase and Lawrence Konners for the prequel film, which is titled " The Many Saints of Newark ". Given the chances, Chase would be best suited for directing the film, although he is said to be still screening the directors appropriate for directing the film. Read More »

Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

The prices of a host of products made from steel and aluminum are expected to rise, and several countries have already threatened to impose their own tariffs on USA goods in retaliation. "It's something I'm very upset about". "I just haven't persuaded him yet". While Republicans came out against the trade measure, Flake is the first to announce a legislative response. Read More »

Britain deploys military in Russian spy attack probe

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The investigation into poisoning of former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia mirrors the case of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned in London in 2006, Russia's embassy to the United Kingdom wrote on its Twitter page on Friday. Read More »

Cop kicks bike for not stopping, pregnant woman dies in Tiruchirappalli

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Calling it as unlawful, he said it amounted to criminal offence. Police were carrying out helmet checks on Wednesday night, and Dharmaraj and Usha did not stop when they were asked to. The family members and public have been protesting outside Thuvakudi GH where postmortem of the victim's body was being performed. State Minister D Jayakumar: We have taken action in a lawful way. Read More »

After all that, ex-Trump aide arrives for grand jury

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Nunberg was accompanied by his lawyer, and a court marshal led them into the grand jury area at 9:30 a.m. ET., local media reported. Sam Nunberg spent more than six hours inside the federal courthouse in Washington. One deadline they floated was 60 days after said meeting, the source told the Journal . Mueller requested Nunberg's communication with Trump and nine Trump associates from November 1, 2015. Read More »

Travel warning issued for Americans in Mexico

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She is urging him to watch what is going on and listen to the State Department warnings. A few weeks ago, there was an explosion on a tourist ferry between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel island, which injured 26 people. Mile says he advises travelers to avoid areas like the ferry that have already been targeted. "For me, personally, there are so many places out there that I can spend the same amount of money and have a better experience, perhaps", said Albert. Read More »

'The shots were close': 911 calls reveal moments of terror at Parkland

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The legislation spends $400 million on school security and mental health treatment, and makes changes that let law enforcement and courts take guns away from those considered mentally unstable. "Somebody is shooting up Stoneman Douglas", the boy whispers back. The Parkland parents and students were instrumental in the passage of Florida's first gun restrictions in almost two decades, said Rep. Read More »

Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

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Jantz also compared the bone lengths with Earhart's. After comparing numerous measurements of Earhart with those of the bones, Jantz concluded that "the only documented person to whom they may belong is Amelia Earhart". Ms Earhart, who won fame in 1932 as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, took off on May 20, 1937 from Oakland, California, hoping to become the first woman to fly around the world. Read More »

New bill proposes to legalize sports betting in NY

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The leagues would receive some data rights, and sports betting operators would remit to the New York State Gaming Commission a fee of up to.25 percent of the amount wagered, which will be used to reimburse sports governing bodies for expenses related to integrity operations. Read More »

European Union is United States ally and should be exempt from tariffs

On Thursday Trump imposed the tariffs - 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium - despite repeated warnings from the European Union and other allies that this could trigger a full-scale trade war. Some products under consideration are largely produced in constituencies controlled by Trump´s Republican Party. Brussels has prepared a list of United States products to hit with countermeasures if its exports are affected by the tariffs, but says it hopes to join Canada and Mexico in ... Read More »

Period uniforms and aircraft, but no tanks — Trump's military parade

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Capitol Building. Critics have argued that a parade could cost millions of dollars at a time when the Pentagon wants more stable funding for an over-stretched military. Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets. Such parades in other countries are usually staged to celebrate victories in battle or showcase military might. Read More »

Stream Logic's 'Bobby Tarantino II' Mixtape

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A string of singles from Logic has lead to an announcement that he'll be delivering a new mixtape this Friday (March 9), and to break the news, he's got some help from a pair of iconic cartoon characters. The rapper also talked about Bobby Tarantino and said that his intention for releasing the mixtape is for people to have something to listen to when they wake up with a hangover. Read More »

Former student pleads guilty in drunk driving, manslaughter case from 2016

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She hit another vehicle killing Fabian Guerrero, a San Marcos resident, injuring his wife, Kristian Guerrero, and killing their unborn child as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Guerrero, who is now 25, took the stand March 6 to talk about the crash. She suffered from a brain bleed, and heard about the death of her husband and unborn child's death while in the hospital. Read More »

Widow of jailed wildlife expert prevented from leaving Iran

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The widow, Maryam Mombeini, 55, was stopped by plainclothes agents as she and her two sons, Ramin and Mehran, were boarding a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt before continuing to Vancouver, British Columbia. She was prevented from leaving Iran and their two sons had to fly alone, leaving her behind. All three surviving members of the family are dual citizens of Iran and Canada , having previously lived in Toronto and Vancouver. Read More »

Iran jails woman for two years for not wearing headscarf

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Earlier this year, Iranian authorities announced they had detained 29 women who removed their head scarves as part of a campaign against the country's mandatory Islamic dress code. Breitbart News reported in January that Saro Ghahremani, a 24-year-old Kurdish protester, died in Sanandaj prison in Iranian Kurdistan, and Ali Poladi, approximately 26 years old, died in the northern Iranian Chalus prison. Read More »