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Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has been sentenced to three years in prison by the Randburg magistrates court and people have taken to social media to express their feelings. Momberg was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 previous year in connection with a 2016 racist tirade, which started when she lashed out at a black police officer who had come to assist after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg.
  • Kansas lawmakers reject medical marijuana push

    Kansas lawmakers reject medical marijuana push

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    The law also outlines permanent Iowa residents are those who can prove they live in the state with either a driver's license, utility bill or voter registration card among others, which means Nebraska residents who receive medical care in Council Bluffs won't be eligible to purchase the medications.
  • Saudi Arabia and SoftBank sign $200bn deal for 'world's largest solar project'

    Saudi Arabia and SoftBank sign $200bn deal for 'world's largest solar project'

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    At a press conference in NY, the Crown Prince and the Softbank CEO said they expected the solar project to have the capacity to produce up to 200 gigawatts by 2030. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and the SoftBank Vision Fund on Tuesday during an official visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in NY.
  • Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Tuesday's $458 million lottery jackpot?

    Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Tuesday's $458 million lottery jackpot?

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    The jackpot hasn't been hit since a $451 million jackpot was won in Florida back on January 5. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 303 million, and for any Mega Millions prize the odds are approximately 1 in 24. According to the game's official website , the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Tickets cost $2 each. Drawings are Tuesday and Friday nights at 10 p.m.
  • Shots fired at Lula's campaign bus in Brazil, nobody hit

    Shots fired at Lula's campaign bus in Brazil, nobody hit

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    Two buses carrying former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's supporters have been shelled by unidentified attackers, according to a report published on Tuesday on Lula da Silva's Facebook account. "Today they even shot at the bus", he tweeted. Public Security Minister Raul Jungmann said he asked the local authorities to double their efforts on the case.
  • Karnataka Assembly elections to be held on May 12, counting May 15

    Karnataka Assembly elections to be held on May 12, counting May 15

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    The ongoing term, which expires on May 28, will have a single-phase election on May 12 . The date of notification has been announced as April 17 and the last date to withdraw the nominations would be April 27 . It had no intention to undermine the stature of the EC. In Karnataka, the election commission has announced implementation of The Model code of conduct with immediate effect.
  • Karntaka to vote on May 12, results on May 15

    Karntaka to vote on May 12, results on May 15

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    Karnataka Polls 2018 is on in May wherein Election commission stated that the POlls in a single phase will be started from May 12 . Addressing a workshop for media persons, Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said, "EVMs can not be tampered with and there are adequate technical and administrative safeguards in place.It is a proven machine being used since 1999 and it is highly secure".
  • Amit Shah mixes up Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah, again

    Amit Shah mixes up Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah, again

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    The battle of the state has turned into a tough contest between Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former CM, B.S. Yeddyurappa , who is the BJP's chief ministerial candidate. He also criticised the Siddaramiah government for not bringing in the proposal earlier. He also stated that the present Congress government is trying to divide the nation.
  • Sugar company cheated OBC for Rs109 crore, case filed by CBI

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    The cases have been registered against top executives of the bank that include the Chief Executive Officer GSC Rao, CFO Sanjay Tapriya, Executive Director Gursimran Kaur Mann and five non-executive directors. The loan was sanctioned according to a Reserve Bank of India Scheme to around 5,700 farmers supplying sugar to the company. 420 & 409 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for causing a loss of Rs 1.1 billion ...
  • Idaho Unemployment Holds Steady At Low Not Seen For A Decade

    Idaho Unemployment Holds Steady At Low Not Seen For A Decade

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    Northeast Mississippi's unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent in February, but the figure still was historically low for the region. The national unemployment rate also remained steady in January at 4.1 percent. There was a decrease of 600 jobs between the preliminary and the revised January estimates due to the inclusion of more data. Saratoga County reported an increase of 0.3 percent to 5 percent and Essex County rose 0.4 percent for a total of 7.4 percent.
  • Mitt Romney Is Living Proof There Are No Decent Republicans

    Mitt Romney Is Living Proof There Are No Decent Republicans

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    Multiple bipartisan proposals failed to secure enough votes in the Senate. He has since tried to compromise with Democrats on the issue and presented a plan, ultimately rejected by Democrats, that included a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA recipients in February.
  • Longview man pleads guilty to meth charge

    Longview man pleads guilty to meth charge

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    He is scheduled for sentencing May 4. He also pleaded guilty last week to an unrelated charge of placing bodily fluids on a government employee while in custody, receiving a six-year sentence that is concurrent with the terms in the murder case.
  • Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now

    Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now

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    District Court Judge William Alsup's January 9, 2018, ruling that Attorney General Jeff Sessions mistakenly decided DACA was improperly created through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012. The uncertainty over the fate of DACA beneficiaries does not end with this, and the SC has not commented on the merit of the administration's decision.
  • Apple Unveils New Apps for iPad Technology in the Classroom

    Apple Unveils New Apps for iPad Technology in the Classroom

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    The changes are welcome, but stop short of a full-on assault on the simple - and low-priced - Google Chromebook laptops that have stolen Apple's thunder in American schools. Apple is also selling both its $99 Pencil ($89 for schools) and a new $49 product from Logitech, a crayon stylus. Everything else about the new iPad is virtually indistinguishable from the 2017 iPad .
  • Soldier from Churchville declared AWOL

    Soldier from Churchville declared AWOL

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    She says the last time she spoke with him was on Thursday. Fellow soldiers became anxious about his whereabouts and ultimately a missing report was filed Sunday evening by the soldier who had last spoken with Carl Seeman the previous day.
  • BJP, Congress welcome single-phase Karnataka polls, JD-S terms it setback

    BJP, Congress welcome single-phase Karnataka polls, JD-S terms it setback

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    The rebel MLAs had resigned from Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Saturday, a day after they cross-voted in favour of the Congress candidates in the 23 March Rajya Sabha biennial election in the state. "When Siddaramaiah was Deputy CM and Dharam Singh was CM, we were team B for Congress and now again whether we become team B for Congress or Congress will become team B for JD (S), we will watch", Deve Gowda hit back at the Congress president.
  • White House 'not probing whether Jared Kushner violated the law'

    White House 'not probing whether Jared Kushner violated the law'

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    The head of the government's ethics agency informed Krishnamoorthi last week about the White House inquiry into whether any ethics or criminal laws were broken in Kushner's dealings with the two companies. Krishnamoorthi, an Illinois Democrat, had asked Apol on March 1 about a New York Times report in February that Kushner Cos. accepted $184 million in loans from Apollo Global Management and $325 million from Citigroup past year over a span of several months after Kushner met with officials ...
  • Coldest temperatures of the winter hit Moscow

    Coldest temperatures of the winter hit Moscow

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    In, Rome , Italy , they don't get much snow . The airline also warned passengers on Monday that cold, wet or snowy weather is likely to lead to some delays and disruptions through Friday. Moscow, as well, recorded its coldest night this winter, with the mercury dipping to almost minus 4 Sunday night. Meanwhile, in Germany , certain parts have reported record low temperatures of minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6F).
  • CBD oil can help prevent drug and alcohol relapse, even with cocaine

    CBD oil can help prevent drug and alcohol relapse, even with cocaine

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    A preclinical study has shown that an ingredient in cannabis , CBD , may help to stop addicts relapsing into taking drugs such as cocaine and alcohol. The researchers applied a gel containing CBD once per day for a week to the skin of the rats in the current study. Lifestyle, scientists believe they have found yet another reason marijuana should be legal and prevalent in all 50 states, as this time around, it appears as though weed can curb relapse rates in those people who are suffering ...
  • Metallica coming to Charlotte in October

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    Tickets to the Cincinnati show go on sale tomorrow, February 27, at 11am. It's one of only two Pennsylvania dates on the tour, which also includes a show in Pittsburgh . Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Continuing their collaboration with Crowdrise , Metallica encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows.
  • Three cricketers sent home after Australia ball-tampering

    Three cricketers sent home after Australia ball-tampering

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    Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been sent home by Cricket Australia for breaching the Board's Code of Conduct in the ball-tampering row during the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Tim Paine , appointed as the new Australia captain in place of Smith, faces a huge task in picking up his shattered side, not least after the 322-run drubbing they received in Cape Town at the hands of Rabada and veteran paceman Morne Morkel.
  • BKD Wealth Advisors LLC Trims Holdings in Chevron Co. (CVX)

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    Shares of CVX stock traded down $1.10 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $114.25. About 376,410 shares traded. The Walt Disney Company ( NYSE :DIS) has risen 9.26% since March 27, 2017 and is uptrending. 70 funds opened positions while 316 raised stakes. The Voya Investment Management Llc holds 256,949 shares with $14.24 million value, up from 181,296 last quarter.
  • Research Report For General Motors Company (GM)

    Research Report For General Motors Company (GM)

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    The demolition of the 4.8 million-square-foot GM plant should start within the next 30 days, but it could be months before former plant employees and local residents have a chance to get bricks from the plant, Commercial Development Company spokesman John Kowalik wrote Tuesday in an email to The Gazette.
  • Sanders pressed on Trump affair allegations

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    Sanders was most animated when asked to comment on a remark by former president Jimmy Carter, who questioned Trump's personal sense of morality. "Why we haven't heard from the President as to these allegations is really beyond me", Avenatti told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room".
  • Gov. Scott to sign bills mandating generators at all Florida nursing homes

    Gov. Scott to sign bills mandating generators at all Florida nursing homes

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    That followed the deaths of residents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills , a Broward County nursing home that lost its air-conditioning system during Hurricane Irma. "Everyone who has a skilled nursing home or a assisted living facility will be trying to do the same exact thing at the same exact time", said Paul Hartman of Pines of Sarasota, regarding access to the 24 additional hours worth of fuel.
  • Air New Zealand calls for tighter drone regulations after plane's near miss

    Air New Zealand calls for tighter drone regulations after plane's near miss

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    There were 278 passengers and crew on board NZ92, he said. Air New Zealand is now calling for jail time for drone operators who act recklessly, following Sunday's close call. Director of Civil Aviation Graeme Harris said the authority would be running a digital media campaign in the coming months to raise awareness of the rules.
  • NUT urges FG to address shortage of teachers in schools

    NUT urges FG to address shortage of teachers in schools

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    Dozens of Caledonia High School students greeted fellow students this morning with cheers and smiles. Zamora's text messages to the boy were revealed to the police and presented to the court during her first court appearance. A student-led basketball tournament raised money for charity. Black students are 3.4 times more likely than white students to be subject to a school-related arrest, and students with disabilities account for 25 percent of arrests at school but only 12 percent of the ...
  • Holy Week services announced

    Holy Week services announced

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    On March 29, southbound passengers may avail themselves of free rides going to the Malaca├▒ang of the North, Paoay Lake, Paoay sand dunes, the UNESCO-world site Saint Augustine Church in Paoay, Ferdinand E. Easter Sunday, Holy Communion services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Holy Trinity, Cherry-St. Thomas More, Dalzell-St. In Baliuag, Bulacan, the much anticipated "Prusisyon ng mga Santo", a grand procession featuring almost a hundred images has become a much awaited attraction on Holy Wednesday ...
  • Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria summit over phone

    Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria summit over phone

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    Hosted by Borissov, representing the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, Juncker, Tusk and Erdo─čan met for a working dinner to discuss all aspects of current and future EU-Turkey relations, including energy cooperation. He added that Turkey meant to continue with its operations as long