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Capito Sides With Pence: Manchin's Tax Vote Disappointing

Capito Sides With Pence: Manchin's Tax Vote Disappointing

A House and Senate Republican trip from Washington , D.C., to a West Virginia retreat ended in tragedy on 31 January 2018, when the train carrying lawmakers to a retreat collided with a garbage truck...

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Union Budget 2018: Jaitley recognises MSMEs as 'engine of growth, employment'

Union Budget 2018: Jaitley recognises MSMEs as 'engine of growth, employment'

The standard deduction, which is provided to salary earners, was discontinued from the assessment year 2006-07. No tax relief to the average tax payer. In the last fiscal, RSBY's budgetary allocatio...

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Russian Government Raises Concerns That Locusts Could Take Over the World

Russian Government Raises Concerns That Locusts Could Take Over the World

Russian officials are afraid the locusts could cause worldwide embarrassment for the country when teams arrive for the World Cup , which is set to begin in June. Football fields are green. "What if t...

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Christian Eriksen's lightning start for Tottenham blindsides Manchester United

Christian Eriksen's lightning start for Tottenham blindsides Manchester United

The amount of chances he finds himself into is also impacted by the poor attacking displays from the whole team. "Obviously we prepared for that situation to arrive and play in the opposition's ha...

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Budget 2018: Modi government plans mega expansion of rural infrastructure

Budget 2018: Modi government plans mega expansion of rural infrastructure

The healthcare industry termed the government's National Health Protection Scheme as an out of the box idea, saying that it will emerge a boon for the beneficiaries. "Through this initiative the gov...

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Russian Federation says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted United States spy aircraft; U.S. protests

Russian Federation says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted United States spy aircraft; U.S. protests

The Pentagon's allegations about what was described as unsafe interception of an EP-3 USA radio-electronic surveillance plane by a Sukhoi Su-27 jet over the global waters of the Black Sea near Crime...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday arrived in Kathmandu for her two-day tour in Nepal. After meeting Oli, Swaraj is scheduled to hold a meeting with the presidium members ...

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Bypolls: Congress trounces BJP in Rajasthan; Mamata's TMC wins big in Bengal

Bypolls: Congress trounces BJP in Rajasthan; Mamata's TMC wins big in Bengal

The Trinamool had won the Sabang Assembly by-elections late previous year by a huge margin. Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress trounced his nearest BJP rival Jaswant Yadav by a whopping 1,96,496 vo...

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PM launches Khelo India School Games

PM launches Khelo India School Games

It is expected to help scout young talent from the schools in various disciplines and groom them as future champions. For this event Under-17 players have been invited to take part across 16 sports, w...

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Chelsea sign Arsenal's Giroud, Batshuayi departs for Dortmund

Chelsea sign Arsenal's Giroud, Batshuayi departs for Dortmund

For the fans, it will nearly feel like another new signing. Seeing as Wenger now has two world-class strikers at his disposal, it would make sense to play them both in their natural positions: tog...

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Israel risks 'perpetual occupation and conflict': German Foreign Minister

Israel risks 'perpetual occupation and conflict': German Foreign Minister

The EU urged the USA not to go it alone in any effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians. During a joint press conference with Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister interrupted Gabr...

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Analyst Research Roundup: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Analyst Research Roundup: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

About 12.61 million shares traded. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has risen 6.68% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. Reilly Financial Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg ...

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2 students shot at Los Angeles middle school

2 students shot at Los Angeles middle school

PST (1655 GMT) Thursday of shots being fired at the shared campus of Sal Castro Middle School and Belmont High School west of downtown. Victims are reported to be a 15-year-old male in critical co...

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Weather advisory upgraded to winter storm warning

Weather advisory upgraded to winter storm warning

Accumulation should be less than a tenth of an inch. Crystal Pettet, a meteorologist with the NWS in Indianapolis, said professionals are keeping a close eye on two approaching systems, one set to a...

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Barack Obama Isn't A Big Fan of His New Bedroom

Barack Obama Isn't A Big Fan of His New Bedroom

Talking about their older daughter, Malia, she said , "Malia's got a room in the attic somewhere". He doesn't have enough closet space! "He's got the smallest room for his office!", she told Ellen D...

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Train carrying US Republicans hits truck

Train carrying US Republicans hits truck

A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says investigators will spend several days at the Virginia site of crash between a truck and a train that was carrying dozens of Republican congressmen...

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NASA Satellite Lost for 13 Years Recovered by Amateur Astronomer

NASA Satellite Lost for 13 Years Recovered by Amateur Astronomer

The hardware that ran the Image program and the associated software for interpreting its signals have both been deactivated. NASA launched the IMAGE satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Califor...

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900 miners trapped underground in the Free State

900 miners trapped underground in the Free State

The company said 65 people were rescued during the day, with 950 remaining trapped underground by early evening. They have access to water and food. The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) said th...

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Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

The Scottish Conservatives and Scottish Labour voted against, but two Liberal Democrat MSPs backed the proposals. Scots earning above £26,000 will pay more tax than if they lived in England, while...

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Nashville Mayor Admits Extramarital Affair With Former Security Head

Nashville Mayor Admits Extramarital Affair With Former Security Head

During a news conference Wednesday evening, Barry said the relationship was "over", but did not say when the relationship ended. According to CBS affiliate WTVF, Forrest had served in the securi...

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'Emotional Support Peacock' Denied Seat On United Airlines Flight

'Emotional Support Peacock' Denied Seat On United Airlines Flight

A US based woman bought a ticket for her peacock named Dexter a ticket as well to join her in-flight to Los Angeles from Newark airport. The animal's picture became viral after the travel-based talk...

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"Coalition for Nigeria is a pressure group not third force" says Obasanjo

During the question and answer session, a member of the audience asked why the coalition is not coming straight out as a political party. "The Coalition for Nigeria, having the best intentions of ou...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation raises 'grave concerns' about GOP intelligence memo, warns against its release

Federal Bureau of Investigation raises 'grave concerns' about GOP intelligence memo, warns against its release

He suggested this could take place at their next meeting on February 5, when Democrats will also make a new push to make the GOP majority release their memo refuting the Nunes document. And in op-...

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'O Canada': Bill passed to make national anthem gender neutral

'O Canada': Bill passed to make national anthem gender neutral

Bill C-210 to change the second line of the song to " In all thy sons command " to " In all of us command" was approved on Wednesday. According to CBC , however, there have been twelve different...

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Kurds in Syria call on United States support to rein in Turkish operations

Kurds in Syria call on United States support to rein in Turkish operations

Reportedly, battles are also underway to liberate Maranez and Bafel heights. Ankara began a cross-border operation dubbed "Olive Branch" supporting Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops...

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Turkish court releases local chair of Amnesty International: lawyer

Turkish court releases local chair of Amnesty International: lawyer

The director for Europe of Amnesty , Gauri van Gulik, ha smeanwhile travelled to Ankara to discuss the case directly with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. "Ahead of the verdict, a group o...

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Even the moon looked tiresome in front of Shahid & Mira's dazzling chemistry

Even the moon looked tiresome in front of Shahid & Mira's dazzling chemistry

Here are Shahid and Mira's pictures from Lakme Fashion Week. Her hubby Shahid wore an elegant ivory bandhgala-sherwani. Shahid tweeted about his experience, "Excited to have walked for @anitadon...

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces world's largest health insurance programme

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces world's largest health insurance programme

Govt is focussing on ease of living now for common people. A Restructured National Bamboo Mission will be launched with an allocation of 1290 crore rupees to promote the bamboo sector in a holistic ma...

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James Corden fires back at Nikki Haley for Grammys criticism

James Corden fires back at Nikki Haley for Grammys criticism

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff took to Twitter just minutes after his trainwreck Morning Joe interview to slam host Mika Brzezinski , claiming President Donald Trump "is right about" the M...

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Anti-semitic incidents level in Britain reaches all-time high

Anti-semitic incidents level in Britain reaches all-time high

Anti-Jewish sentiment is generally becoming more commonplace in Britain , a charity that provides security advice to the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday. There was no obvious single ...

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Hong Kong lawmakers, following China, vote to ban ivory sales

The China stock market has finished lower in back-to-back trading days, surrendering more than 70 points or 2 percent along the way. When China imposed an overall ban on ivory products at the beginnin...

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India slips 10 places to 42 in Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index

India slips 10 places to 42 in Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index

Poland has brought public radio and TV broadcasters under state control and replaced their directors, notes the report. The London based publication "The Economist" published its annual Democracy I...

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Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

Three of the survivors were being treated in a hospital. Usually, none of the staff members from the not-for-profit organisation, Homeless Support Hokkaido Network, which runs the facility, are presen...

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Rohit urges for 1 format during overseas series

Rohit urges for 1 format during overseas series

They were unable to stop India's winning streak at Johannesburg . South Africa , on the other hand, had an early blow. Indian captain Virat Kohli wanted to bat first as well. It was in Sou...

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Budget 2018 : No change in IT exemption for individuals

Budget 2018 : No change in IT exemption for individuals

He said 9000 km national highways will be completed. I'm looking forward that the government will announce incentives for private companies to invest more in R&D in these fields in Budget 2018 . Al...

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The Mueller Investigation Reflects Political Instability

The Mueller Investigation Reflects Political Instability

But staff in the West Wing have become nervous about what Trump might say if he faces Mueller for an interview . Despite no new indictments having come since that of former Trump campaign man...

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Super blue blood moon: See photos

Super blue blood moon: See photos

The moon will also be closer to the Earth today as it is in a shorter orbit and will be almost 14 per cent brighter than usual. The moon's orbit is at a slight tilt compared to the Earth's , me...

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New England Patriots: Tom Brady has stitches removed from hand

New England Patriots: Tom Brady has stitches removed from hand

The other two were in the second half of the season, first to the Seahawks and then to Dallas in a rather meaningless season finale. "It's just one of those deals like when I was a freshman in colle...

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Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years

Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years

Meanwhile, the police arrested Nehal Hashmi from the Courtroom. Supreme Court has barred Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi for holding public office for five years. In Jul...

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Senior IAF official is suspected to leak secrets to woman

Senior IAF official is suspected to leak secrets to woman

While maintaining that the investigations are at a very preliminary stage and nothing can be conclusively said, a government source familiar with the development refused to speculate as to where the s...

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