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Analysts said that such direct appeals, known in court-speak as "certiorari before judgment", are rarely granted, but when they are, it's usually in response to this type of Justice Department request. Trump's initial travel ban, decreed a week after he took office, triggered chaos out at United States airports, with travelers detained upon arrival, and nationwide protests against a measure seen as discriminatory - though Trump said it aimed to keep out extremists.
  • Lebanon's Anti-Israel Blacklist Will Keep Spielberg Film Out of its Theaters

    Lebanon's Anti-Israel Blacklist Will Keep Spielberg Film Out of its Theaters

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    The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also confirmed to AFP on Monday that Spielberg's film had been banned. Premiered recently in the United States, The Post is based on a real story that tells about the problems of journalists of the Washington Post to publish the book "The Pentagon Files", a series of classified U.S.government informations on the Vietnam war.
  • White House doctor: Trump is fit for duty, should hit gym

    White House doctor: Trump is fit for duty, should hit gym

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    There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "s***hole" or "s***house". "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". Asked Tuesday about Trump and some Republicans challenging his honesty, Durbin tells reporters, "Politics ain't beanbag".
  • Adams, Thunder dominate the glass to cruise to win over Lakers

    Adams, Thunder dominate the glass to cruise to win over Lakers

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    Both players benefitted from the team's global fan base, as Ball ranked sixth in his position in fan voting as Kuzma was 10th. Ball had a weighted voting score (lower is better) of 8.00, while Kuzma was just behind him with 10.25. The good news is that Ingram is expected to be available for this game. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder is 9.5-point home favorite to beat the Lakers, who opened as 10-point road underdog.
  • Patanjali enters e-commerce market, tie-up with leading portals for online sales

    Patanjali enters e-commerce market, tie-up with leading portals for online sales

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    Yesterday, Baba Ramdev - the fearless face and yoga guru of the up-and-coming Indian consumer goods company ( they literally sell everything ) - announced the launch of Patanjali's e-commerce platform. In addition to our B2C (customer) business, we are proud that Patanjali is now also catering to our B2B (Institutional & HORECA) business. The company now estimates online sales to contribute 15% of its total turnover in the future.
  • New Poll: More Than Three-Quarters of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

    New Poll: More Than Three-Quarters of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

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    Nearly half of pro-choice respondents said that abortion of a child with a genetic disorder is morally wrong. "This survey shows clearly that the "pro-choice" label can no longer be assumed to mean support for abortion on demand". Americans are pretty evenly torn on when life begins. Borrowing from Thomas Jefferson, an amicus brief filed January 12 ahead of oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v.
  • Ann Curry: Not surprised by Matt Lauer sexual harassment allegations

    Ann Curry: Not surprised by Matt Lauer sexual harassment allegations

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    Lauer was sacked from NBC in November after multiple women alleged that he had harassed or assaulted them. "I'm trying to do no harm in these conversations", Curry said. I've been honest and true. "I always wondered. Your last day was very emotional, very hard for you clearly and I don't want to upset you here either".
  • Kentucky becomes first state to impose Medicaid work requirements

    Kentucky becomes first state to impose Medicaid work requirements

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    Several of the states mulling a Medicaid work requirement are expected to be battlegrounds for statewide and congressional elections in November. "This is an effort to walk back the Medicaid expansion", said Judith Solomon , vice president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington-based research organization.
  • GOP lacking votes to keep government open

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., told reporters Wednesday that he hopes skeptical Democrats will support the spending bill to ensure that CHIP is extended. But even there, GOP leaders are working with a thin margin. The government will run out of funding Friday if Congress fails to pass a spending bill, and Republicans are trying to push another month-long spending bill.
  • The dream lives on Martin Luther King Jr

    The dream lives on Martin Luther King Jr

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    Vivian Walker, chairwoman of the NAACP Youth Group, said it's important for people to remember that even the smallest donations can brighten someone's day, and she hopes that the children will continue to help others, not just on Martin Luther King Jr.
  • KitKat Japan launches world's first naturally pink, fruity 'ruby' chocolate

    KitKat Japan launches world's first naturally pink, fruity 'ruby' chocolate

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    A bonus if you're in Japan on Valentine's Day: the country, which is now home to over 300 KitKat varieties, will host 80 pop-up shops selling the new treats on February 14. "The unique flavor gives it a differentiated product to support its premiumization push". The company says the ingredient - the " fourth type of chocolate , next to dark, milk and white" has a "fresh, berry-fruity taste" but contains no berries, nor added flavours nor added colours.
  • Allen Greene expected to be named new athletic director at Auburn

    Allen Greene expected to be named new athletic director at Auburn

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    He grew up in Seattle, played baseball at Notre Dame and now serves as the leader of University of Buffalo's athletics enterprise. The hiring is expected to be made official as early as this week, although an Auburn spokesperson refused to comment when reached by Auburn Undercover .
  • In Trump's White House, lies beget lies

    In Trump's White House, lies beget lies

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    United States media reported last Thursday that Trump had described African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as " shithole countries " in a meeting between legislators of both main parties to discuss immigration. The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. A sizeable crowd of expatriate Haitians, waving their country's flag, gathered near the foot of a bridge leading to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, ...
  • Swansea manager Caravalhal delighted for on-fire Ayew

    Swansea manager Caravalhal delighted for on-fire Ayew

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    The former Aston Villa goal poacher outwitted a number of Wolves defenders before beating keeper Will Norris to open the scoring in the game. Diogo Jota came off the Wolves bench to level the scores, but Wilfried Bony's victor three minutes later meant the Premier League's bottom club sealed only their third home win of the season.
  • US Senate votes to extend NSA surveillance program

    US Senate votes to extend NSA surveillance program

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    The bill, passed 65-34, will extend the National Security Agency's authority to intercept calls and emails from suspected foreign terrorists under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. But it would require a warrant to view the actual content in cases unrelated to national security. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from OR, said these reforms were necessary to keep the spy programs constitutional .
  • Recent Research Analysts' Ratings Changes for Boohoo.Com (BOO)

    Recent Research Analysts' Ratings Changes for Boohoo.Com (BOO)

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    As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $41 target. Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Non-Standard Finance PLC (LON:NSF) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.
  • Congress confident of poll victory in 3 northeastern states

    Congress confident of poll victory in 3 northeastern states

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    Counting for all three states will be held on 3 March. After Assembly elections in Gujarat and Uttarakhand, election dates for next three states including Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been made public. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is confident of returning to power given the stability he has provided since he took over in 2010. Apart from this, there are three major tribal parties in Tripura-the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura ...
  • GOP bill to avert shutdown saves children's health funds, guts Obamacare revenue

    GOP bill to avert shutdown saves children's health funds, guts Obamacare revenue

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    Their announcements follow days of Democrats mostly keeping their votes to themselves. Those talks have been lead by the second-ranking Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate. The US Postal Service has its own independent sources of funding, so it remains open, as does the Federal Reserve. That program has broad bipartisan support and leaders hope lawmakers will vote for the measure to avoid voting against benefits for low-income children.
  • Republicans 'do not recall' Trump's alleged Africa slur

    Republicans 'do not recall' Trump's alleged Africa slur

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    Perdue on Sunday described as a "gross misrepresentation" reports that Trump used the vulgarity. Asked about Trump's comments, Durbin said, "Politics ain't beanbag". "We're Americans", she told CNN's Jake Tapper . "I read those comments later last night, the first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful", the Wisconsin Republican said at WisPolitics Luncheon in Milwaukee.
  • Pelosi to Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

    Pelosi to Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

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    It includes nine drag queens who compete for the all-star position through various competitions. They also revealed the laundry list of guest judges this season, and girl do they run the gamut! High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt standout Tituss Burgess , award-winning Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth , Glee's Chris Colfer , and Pretty Little Liars regular Shay Mitchell will also appear.
  • Iran deal must be preserved — United Nations chief

    Iran deal must be preserved — United Nations chief

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    The majority of the worldwide community believes that the JCPOA greatly contributed to the non-proliferation and we cannot let this mechanism fail as a result of a unilateral attempt, he said in reference to United States pressure. Washington is concerned that the deal - thrashed out over 12 years of talks - does nothing to punish Iran over its ballistic missile program, interference in regional conflicts or human rights abuses at home.
  • Ivana Trump says Donald 'definitely not racist'

    Ivana Trump says Donald 'definitely not racist'

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    Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters on Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made". In a comment with legislators in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss immigration, President Donald Trump laid bare his world vision.
  • 9 of 12 National Park System Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

    9 of 12 National Park System Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

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    But their public resignation sends a clear message of frustration with the way the Trump administration has bungled its way through managing not just the National Park Service but several other Interior Department organizations . The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science saw its charter quitely expire. He replaced the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council with the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, which focuses on "promot [ing] ...
  • Divers Discover the Longest Underwater Cave on the Planet

    Divers Discover the Longest Underwater Cave on the Planet

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    The world's previous longest underwater cave was the Ox Bel Ha system , also in Quintana Roo, with underwater passages measuring 167.9 miles, LAD Bible reported. "We've recorded more than 100 archaeological elements: the remains of extinct fauna, early humans, Maya archaeology, ceramics, and Maya graves", de Anda told the Mexican media.
  • January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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    In a recent report from the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, more than 300 people in the state were victims of sex trafficking, about 25 were trafficked for hard labor, and another eight were trafficked for both purposes. Craig said parents should monitor their child's social media activity as sex traffickers prey on children. "Human trafficking is the second largest criminal business in the world and it has been allowed to flourish because it remains largely hidden from public view", said ...
  • 'I am NOT racist': Trump defiant after 's***hole countries' remark

    'I am NOT racist': Trump defiant after 's***hole countries' remark

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    Additionally, the President had an echocardiogram of his heart, as well as a stress test, both described as normal. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.
  • US Removes Haiti from List of Nations Eligible for Temporary Work Visas

    US Removes Haiti from List of Nations Eligible for Temporary Work Visas

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    Trump has denied using that word. DHS, citing high levels of fraud, justified the move by claiming that Haiti's participation in the program "is no longer in the USA interest". He defended and his relationship with Haiti in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday. Haiti was added to the list of countries whose residents are eligible to apply for the visas after a 2010 natural disaster devastated the country.
  • Sebastian Gorka Has An Active Arrest Warrant Out On Him In Hungary

    Sebastian Gorka Has An Active Arrest Warrant Out On Him In Hungary

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    Gorka, who was conceived in London to Hungarian guardians , left his position as exceptional colleague to Trump in August, around seven days after previous White House boss strategist Stephen Bannon's takeoff. He told Recoil magazine in November that his "everyday carry" includes two pistols, a knife, a tourniquet - and for good measure - a copy of the United States constitution.
  • More snow and ice forecast for Donegal

    More snow and ice forecast for Donegal

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    Showers will be a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow, the weather body confirmed. Top temperatures of 3 to 6 C generally tomorrow, but a little higher along the southwest coast. "Highest temperatures of 2C to 4C over much of the north and east but it will be milder in Munster and south Connacht with highs of 7C to 10C". Winds may be stronger on the west coast coast.
  • Canadian man fools police with snow sculpture auto

    Canadian man fools police with snow sculpture auto

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    Simon Laprise made the snow-car, noting that he was just trying to fool the snow removal folks. It's a policy we're not too familiar with here in southeastern NC, but typically you're supposed to keep your auto out of the street when the snow plows need to come through.