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ACLU: New Jersey prisons ban book on mass incarceration, racial injustice

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Two state prisons in New Jersey are banning their inmates from reading one of the most highly celebrated books tackling the relationship between race and mass incarceration. The book reached the best-seller lists in 2012, after it was published in paperback, galvanizing prison reform activists as well as readers who were less aware of what Ms. Read More »

The White House Just Weighed In On Oprah 2020

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The late-night host and upcoming Academy Awards emcee said he is still figuring out his plan for the show, which will involve the tricky feat of honoring the seriousness of the sexual harassment scandals in a context designed for entertainment. Read More »

Macron endorses China's Silk Road but warns against 'hegemony'

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Macron said France could help, especially in Africa, with a Chinese-led initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of railways, ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Europe. One such loan resulted in the birth of a panda in France last year, which led to Macron s wife, 64-year-old former school teacher Brigitte, being named as its godmother. Read More »

Burning spider causes apartment fire in Redding

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The man tried to kill the arachnid using a propane torch after spotting it in his bathroom in Redding, California. You might also be interested in. Mr Pitt said fire fighters were able to keep it from spreading to neighbouring apartments. The fire, which started shortly before noon in the 2500 block of Waldon Street in downtown, was extinguished within 20 minutes, Pitt said. Read More »

Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running

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Graham was quoted as saying that Winfrey would "absolutely" run for president if the people supported her. "She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think that she's actively considering it". One of Winfrey's friends said she expected a reaction to the speech, but was surprised by just how intense the reaction was - how much of an emotional outpouring there was. Read More »

US President Donald Trump sings national anthem to mixed reception

Trump attended the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta on January 8 and appeared to have forgotten the words to The Star-Spangled Banner , the Daily Mail reported. People have accused the U.S. president of forgetting the words. Trump insisted that the protesting footballers are "disrespecting" the flag and the anthem. Read More »

Powerful Winter Storm Arrives in San Diego

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San Diego is expected to see 0.91 inches of rain during the course of the storm, which will be the first significant storm of the season, according to the NWS. The storm will raise temperatures from the low double digits in the sate. On Wednesday there's a 40 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m.in the city, the weather service said. Read More »

Tesco Posts Fastest Sales Growth Since June: Kantar Worldpanel

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But growth at Aldi [ALDEI.UL] and Lidl continued to outpace the four, with both discounters seeing sales rise by 16.8 percent. Sales at Tesco PLC (TSCO.LN), the U.K.'s No. It was a strong end to the year for grocery retailers as shoppers spent nearly £500m more on groceries this December than the last one, and for Tesco in particular who saw the largest sales growth of the Big Four in the final quarter. Read More »

RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seek parole to attend sister's last rites

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Sumit Yadav, Madan Yadav's neighbour in Ranchi , lodged a case of assault and theft of Rs.10,000 against him and Laxman Mahto. When the Doranda police refused to register an FIR, Sumit lodged an FIR at Lower Bazar police station. Though it's a matter of probe how he managed to be jailed this time too, one thing is clear: "This incident may have an adverse effect when the bail petition of Lalu would be heard either by the High Court or later by the Supreme Court", said a top-notch lawyer, ... Read More »

Remaining Russian forces in Syria can handle terror attacks

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Their support has tipped the almost seven-year war in Assad's favor. The Russian Defense Ministry expressed concern over the USA claim that drones used in a terrorist attack on a Russian base in Syria could be easily obtained. No radical groups have taken responsibility for the attacks, though military sources say that they were likely carried out by Ahrar al-Sham, a terrorist organization banned in Russian Federation, the Kommersant business daily reported . Read More »

Sahara desert sees snowfall for the third time in 40 years

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While snow in the Sahara is rare, freezing conditions are not uncommon. The Sahara Desert covers most of the Northern Africa and it has gone through temperature shifts in the past few years. TSA Algeria reported that just over 40 cm of snow fell, starting in the early hours of the morning and that it began to thaw after 5 pm local time. Read More »

Alligators Use Unique Technique To Survive In Frozen Pond

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In a shocking video going viral on internet, the crocodiles in a park in America were frozen. The reptiles will lower their body temperatures and metabolism so they can survive the frigid weather. As the water froze, they left their noses up so they can breathe, a park worker is heard saying in the video. People on social media were naturally stunned of this discovery; many couldn't believe their eyes and thought the alligators were dead. Read More »

Paint factory fire sends smoke billowing across London

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According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), its control centre received 45 emergency 999 calls about the "very visible fire that could be seen for miles around". "Please avoid the area if possible". It is also unclear if there have been any casualties due to the blaze. Another said: "Just passed the biggest fire I've ever seen in my life". Read More »

Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah's Golden Globes speech

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She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: "The victor is Sidney Poitier". "However she moves forward in 2020, she's helping the universe as it is already", Brown told Spencer. A March 2017 poll by Quinnipiac University gave Winfrey a 52 percent favorable rating compared to Trump's then 41 percent job approval rating. She was honored at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday with the Cecil B. Read More »

India has South Africa 130 all out to take control

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Earlier, after winning the toss, South Africa had scored 286 runs in the first inning. He also believes that captain Virat Kohli will be able to deliver in the coming matches. "Well in hindsight, we lost by 70-odd, if we had taken chances in the first innings, they would have been 220", said Kohli in the post-match presentation. Read More »

Trump administration junks plan to deport H-1B visa holders, say reports

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A Hindustan Times report later quoted a USCIS official as saying that the immigration body "is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing our interpretation of section 104 (c) of AC-21, which provides for H-1B extensions beyond the six-year limit". Read More »

Brighton beat Crystal Palace on VAR debut

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Glenn Murray scored a late victor against his old club as Brighton and Hove Albion knocked rivals Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup in Monday's FA Cup third-round tie. I had a few spiteful comments to the referee on the way in, but that's just my nature, I'm afraid. - Brighton have progressed to the FA Cup Fourth Round in eight of the last nine campaigns. Read More »

Pradyuman Murder: Gurgaon Court rejects bail plea of accused

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The family of accused filed an appeal against this order of the JJB, to which the CBI opposed in a written submission before court. Being a juvenile, his name has not been disclosed. CBI said that the boy killed Pradyuman to postpone the examination and parents meeting in the school. Opposing the contention, the CBI had said the mandatory period for filing a charge sheet was 90 days under CrPC provisions as the accused had been declared an adult by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). Read More »

The death of a North Adams woman has been ruled a homicide

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Police say that they did not know of any history of domestic violence between the couple. Steele-Knudslien was found by police. She was an exuberant soul who just days ago shared about her new snow blower, home improvements while endearing encouraging her husband's efforts to quit smoking. Read More »

Egypt detains 4 people after hot air balloon crash

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Saturday's decision includes the arrest of the balloon's pilot, the director of the airport from which it took off and two officials from the balloon-owning company. He explained that all tourist companies operating balloon flights carry out their flights in accordance with the safety standards and procedures set by the Civil Aviation Authority. Read More »

January 9 Letters: Offshore drilling

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The proposal would also open the waters off California , the Atlantic Coast and the Arctic to drilling. One of the areas that would take a major hit from this potential plan is the US tourism industry. The Republican governors of Maryland, South Carolina and Florida oppose offshore drilling. The elected governors in Oregon, Washington , and California issues a statement jointly saying that they would do all that was at their disposal to ensure that the leasing of drilling wells off their ... Read More »

North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in the South

Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon has said his delegation has been preparing to discuss resuming reunions of family members separated by the Korean War. But on Thursday, Trump called the new talks "a good thing" and said they had been prompted by his "firm, strong" stance, which has included harsher worldwide sanctions and threats of military intervention if the North does not give up its weapons program. Read More »

Kansas lawmaker apologizes for remarks about black people

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Take Kansas state representative Steve Alford . "One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, was that the African-Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst to those drugs just because of their character makeup, their genetics and that", he continued. Read More »

Internet giants unite to challenge Pai's net neutrality repeal

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There was a lot of insane things that popped off in 2017 but one thing that was particular problematic was the FCC's repeal over Net Neutrality laws. Silicon Valley lobbyists and advocates for net neutrality have threatened to sue the FCC for the decision. The FCC could not be immediately reached for comment. Read More »

Rafael Nadal to play at Kooyong ahead of Australian Open

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Djokovic - who has won five of the last seven Australian Opens - has not played since Wimbledon in July a year ago due to an elbow injury. "I'm good and I am here so that's good news and my idea is just to keep practising the next couple of days to be ready for the beginning of the Australian Open ". Read More »

California Rep. Ed Royce Latest Republican to Announce Retirement

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In a statement , Royce said he wanted to focus on that committee work during his final months in. He is the first California Republican to announce a retirement in what's expected to be a tough year for the GOP at the ballot box. In a press release announcing his retirement, Royce cited the tax cut bill passed in December and the crackdown on the global ivory trade as among recent accomplishments. Read More »

Donald Trump 'starts his official work day at 11am', leaked schedules reveal

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The periods are used for Trump to make phone calls, watch television and send tweets , it was claimed - often from his private residence in the White House . "Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings", reports Axios's Jonathan Swan . Read More »

Wife of the Pulse Shooter Says She Knew His Plans

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Investigators say the widow of the man who killed dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Florida knew her husband "was going to do something bad" before the attack. admitting that she knew of her husband's plans when he left their home that night. In her confession, Salman describes driving slowly by several destinations, including Disney World and Pulse nightclub, before the shooting. Read More »

South Korea to honor 2015 'comfort women' accord with Japan

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Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha unveiled those plans during a press conference in Seoul as a follow-up to a recent government conclusion that the deal was flawed and sufficient efforts were not made to reflect the views and opinions of victims before it was reached between the neighbors. Read More »