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For the other years of the 5-year Farm Bill, there's $30 million in mandatory funding for state block grants and $20 million to be used at the Agriculture secretary's discretion for the vaccine bank, the NAHLN and the states. CFBF Federal Policy Manager Josh Rolph said his team has been analyzing the 641 pages of the House bill. It would also allow a new yield update and allow reference prices to adjust to improved market conditions.
  • How to Get One for NYC Subway — David Bowie MetroCard

    How to Get One for NYC Subway — David Bowie MetroCard

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    Visitors to those stations will also see wall-sized images of Bowie-inspired art. But fans who want to collect all five might have to work hard for it: The cards are being given out at random. You can purchase your Bowie subway cards at the price of $6.50. Bowie died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 69. The whole Broadway-Lafayette station has been done up with various Bowie song lyrics on stairs, quotes, and pictures of the singer so you can at least stop by and take an IG photo.
  • Tensions rise in Taiwan Strait as China begins military drills

    Tensions rise in Taiwan Strait as China begins military drills

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    Especially angering Chinese leaders are developments that have seen Taiwan grow closer to the US. Relations between Beijing and Taipei have deteriorated since Tsai came to office in May 2016, largely because she has not embraced the position that Taiwan and China are part of one country.
  • California neighborhood inundated by tumbleweeds

    California neighborhood inundated by tumbleweeds

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    Nav Mangat said one of her neighbours was left trapped in his home for two hours by the tumbleweed piled high outside his property. Victorville spokeswoman Sue Jones tells the Daily Press that as many as 150 homes were affected in a neighborhood that faces open desert.
  • Good News in MA for Fans of Stun Guns

    Good News in MA for Fans of Stun Guns

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    Tuesday's ruling brings the Supreme Judicial Court's view of non-fatal weapons like stun guns and tasers more in line with the U.S. Supreme Court, which has expanded the rights of gun owners around the country in recent years. The earlier ruling in MA involved the arrest of a woman who told police she carried a stun gun as protection against a former boyfriend. The court's ruling was a reversal after the US Supreme Court provided some guidance: In a 2015 case, the Supreme Judicial Court ...
  • Russia Denies US and UK Allegations of Global Cyber Attack

    Russia Denies US and UK Allegations of Global Cyber Attack

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    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security , the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre released a joint Technical Alert providing "information on the worldwide cyber exploitation of network infrastructures " by Russian Federation.
  • Zimbabwe Sacks Thousands Of Nurses On Strike

    Zimbabwe Sacks Thousands Of Nurses On Strike

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    On the eve of Zimbabwe's 38th independence anniversary, the government has discharged all nurses that were participating in a strike demanding payment of allowances and restructuring of the salary scale . President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe in November, will stand in elections set for July against a revitalized opposition Movement for Democratic Change party led by 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa.
  • Alfie Evans' father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'

    Alfie Evans' father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'

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    Gently rubbing a small green rosary between his fingers, Evans, who is Catholic, told reporters that his son is being "held hostage" at the hospital, and he and his wife are "being treated like criminals and prisoners". Doctors have been unable to identify the degenerative neurological condition he is suffering from, with his health status described as being in a "semi-vegetative state".
  • Tej Pratap Yadav-Aishwrya Rai gets engaged

    Tej Pratap Yadav-Aishwrya Rai gets engaged

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    While Tej Pratap donned a navy blue "bandhgala" for the ceremony, Aishwarya, an MBA from Amity University, wore a light blue "lehanga". A source had told the daily, "If we do not get bail for him, we will pray for parole so that he can attend the marriage of his elder son".
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Shares Sold by Renaissance Technologies LLC

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    About 76,106 shares traded. Since April 18, 2017 ALXN has declined 8.84% and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.39% the S&P500. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc decreased its stake in M & T Bank Corp. It turned negative, as 65 investors sold ALXN shares while 171 reduced holdings. 178 increased holdings while 64 funds took holdings. The institutional investors in our database now possess: 3.11 million shares, down from 3.33 million shares in 2017Q3.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY)

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    Coho Partners Ltd who had been investing in Occidental Petroleum Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.36B market cap company. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.27845. The Seaward Management Limited Partnership holds 198,830 shares with $14.65M value, down from 269,051 last quarter.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle begin Commonwealth work

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle begin Commonwealth work

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    During his opening speech, Prince Harry said he was "grateful" for his wife-to-be, and she is "hugely excited" to be joining him in his work with the Commonwealth. Earlier in the week, Prince Harry kicked off the week-long schedule of events for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting by attending and speaking at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.
  • Macron calls for European sovereignty

    Macron calls for European sovereignty

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    Merkel sought to put a lid on the coalition wrangling before her meeting with Macron. "I was introduced to President Macron by Tajani ... as the "enfant terrible" of the European Parliament and Macron smiled and said 'I know, '" Farage said in a statement tweeted by his communications officer.
  • How will the United Kingdom solve the Windrush controversy?

    How will the United Kingdom solve the Windrush controversy?

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    Theresa May's government is facing widespread criticism over its treatment of the so-called Windrush generation - long-term immigrants who are being threatened with deportation despite having the right to remain in the UK. "It is pernicious cruelty". Due to the casualties of war, more inhabitants of the Caribbean were encouraged to migrate to countries under the British jurisdiction.
  • Jewish Man Wearing Kippah Assaulted on Berlin Street by Muslim Man

    Jewish Man Wearing Kippah Assaulted on Berlin Street by Muslim Man

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    Merkel called attack in the city's trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood "a very awful incident" and vowed the government would respond "with full force and resolve" against growing anti-Semitism in Germany. 'I immediately felt it was important to film, because I didn't think we could catch him before police arrived. When he tried to follow the group of perpetrators after the assault he was threatened with a glass bottle before a female eyewitness intervened.
  • Korea discussing ways to make peace deal with North

    Korea discussing ways to make peace deal with North

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    Abe expressed relief that Trump pledged to address with Kim issues of concern to Tokyo, including abductions of Japanese citizens over decades. Republican Senator Bob Corker, who has said he "avidly" supports Pompeo's nomination, told reporters the meeting was unlikely to affect the nomination because it is not news that US intelligence has had connections with North Korea.
  • Data Protection Regulation is an 'opportunity, not a threat'

    Data Protection Regulation is an 'opportunity, not a threat'

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    Placing data privacy at the centre of capturing, archiving and retrieving information will not only help you comply with today's legislation, but be better prepared for the even tighter regulation that is sure to follow tomorrow. Another cost benefit of the GDPR is that your organisation will be able to more effectively engage with customers. If you haven't started on your GDPR remediation program, chances are slim that you'll finish in time, but starting now would show the beginnings of a ...
  • Who will start Saturday's game in Detroit? The Royals aren't sure yet

    Who will start Saturday's game in Detroit? The Royals aren't sure yet

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    He gave up three runs on eight hits in five innings, walking one and striking out five. The Blue Jays (11-5) have won three in a row after taking a doubleheader from the Royals for the first time in franchise history. The hole led to the tarp being brought out there in right field. Roads, sidewalks and entrance gates on the east side of the stadium, next to the tower, remained cordoned off Tuesday, forcing detours for fans on foot.
  • I don't get confused: Nikki Haley tells White House

    I don't get confused: Nikki Haley tells White House

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    The dispute between Haley's team and the White House had been playing out largely behind the scenes since Haley said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would be announcing new sanctions directed at companies associated with Syria's chemical weapons program on Monday, "if he hasn't already".
  • Kolkata Knight Riders trounce Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs

    Kolkata Knight Riders trounce Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs

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    Crediting Russell for being the game-changer, DD bowling coach Sridharan Sriram felt his team leaked runs and a score of 170-180 would have been a "par score". I was waiting for them, both of who turn the ball into me. The Royals may have Samson, but KKR's Andre Russell is also in prime form, now being the tournament's second highest run-getter.
  • Five Spain Players Hit With Lengthy Bans After World Cup Qualifier Controversy

    Five Spain Players Hit With Lengthy Bans After World Cup Qualifier Controversy

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    Cape Town - Five Spanish players have received bans ranging between 14 and 43 weeks for abusing the referee during their controversial 18-10 loss to Belgium in March. Rugby's world governing body said it was "deeply concerned". The loser of the series against the Samoans will then head to a last-gasp qualifying tournament next November, joined Canada, likely Hong Kong and a to be determined Africa side in a battle for the 20th spot at the Rugby World Cup next year.
  • Tax Reform for Iowans-It's Complicated This Year

    Tax Reform for Iowans-It's Complicated This Year

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    The governor, House, and Senate have three different tax bills the contain different provisions, and a tax reform package likely means raising taxes in some areas in order to cut taxes in other areas. "Americans deserve a tax code that enables them to file their taxes without an army of lawyers and accountants and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help do just that", according to the statement.
  • How have Man City's veterans reinvented themselves?

    How have Man City's veterans reinvented themselves?

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    Aguero missed most of City's games in March because of a left knee injury. Aguero has not started a game since March 4 but made late substitute appearances in the home defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool . He will, however, be forced to sit out meetings with Swansea, West Ham, Huddersfield, Brighton and Southampton if his campaign has come to a close.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

    President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

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    Stressing on the importance of incorporating value education in the curriculum, she said, "Our material growth becomes meaningless if we are not able to become good human beings". The President added the success of a society lay in the kind of protection it provides to its children. Earlier in the morning, the President, accompanied by First Lady Savita Kovind, arrived here on a two-day visit.
  • Flames Race Through Western Oklahoma

    Flames Race Through Western Oklahoma

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    The largest of the Oklahoma fires has burned more than 384 square miles (994 sq. kilometers). Five MFC Wildland Firefighters, along with their equipment, should arrive in Western Oklahoma sometime Tuesday evening. National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger says such conditions haven't been seen in at least a decade. Relative humidity in low single digits, high temperatures and sustained winds between 25 to 35 miles per hour were expected, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
  • Facebook may be banned in Russian Federation

    Facebook may be banned in Russian Federation

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    Now, the Kremlin has warned that Facebook could be next. Russia's Roskomnadzor watchdog began blocking Telegram, a messaging service popular in Russian Federation, on Monday after it refused to comply with a court order to grant state security services access to its users' encrypted messages.
  • BJP demands apology from Cong for 'defaming Hindus'

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    Congress district President B.K. Shukla said former AICC chief Sonia Gandhi may also visit if doctors allow her to travel. Addressing a rally on Tuesday, Rahul said, "They can take away the food park, the IIIT or the paper mill, but they won't be able to stop us".
  • Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

    Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

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    Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts snow may become heavy at times, with snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour possible this afternoon. The Dubuque-area forecast includes a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet Wednesday morning. We're back into the sun on Thursday with highs in the 40s.
  • Armed men storm National Assembly, steal mace

    Armed men storm National Assembly, steal mace

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    Recall that Omo-Agege was suspended last Thursday over his remark on the reordered election sequence. The senate which described the action as treason also charged security agencies to collaborate and ensure that the mace recovered from the hoodlums.
  • Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush

    Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush

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    Others argued that she enabled the Gulf War during the early 1990s and encouraged Americans not to think too critically of the War in Iraq, enabling the deaths of innocent people of color in the Middle East. They were asked about their secret to a successful marriage when they gathered to celebrate their anniversary in 1995. "You could say great wife". She and George shared stories about their children and she talked about her time as First Lady.
  • Turkey: President Erdogan calls snap election for June

    Turkey: President Erdogan calls snap election for June

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    Turkey's parliamentary and presidential elections are now scheduled to take place in November 2019. The elections are especially significant as afterwards a new executive presidency - agreed in a 2017 referendum and denounced by critics as giving the president authoritarian powers - will come into force.
  • Canadian cruise ship cocaine smuggler Melina Roberge gets eight years' jail

    Canadian cruise ship cocaine smuggler Melina Roberge gets eight years' jail

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    Melina Roberge posted Instagram pics of her travels. Roberge and her travel companion, Isabelle Lagace , posted glamorous pictures of their travels while on the cruise ship on social media. Melina Roberge is likely to be deported after she serves time for her part in trying to smuggle $16 million worth of cocaine into Sydney aboard a cruise ship.
  • Fired FBI Director Comey Calls Trump 'Morally Unfit to Be President'

    Fired FBI Director Comey Calls Trump 'Morally Unfit to Be President'

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    Mueller III, the special counsel in the sprawling Russian Federation investigation. Comey made a lot of other statements in the interview that will no doubt comfort and encourage Trump's critics: There's a "non-zero chance" that Russian Federation has incriminating information on Trump, he lies compulsively, he treats women "like meat".
  • Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

    Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

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    President Donald Trump's favorability ratings among NY voters dipped slightly, 33 to 63 percent in March to 31 to 65 percent in April, while the numbers for U.S. Siena's Steve Greenberg says recent incidents may have put the governor in a bad light. Nixon, however, has narrowed the race in the month since she officially joined the campaign for the Democratic nomination, he said.
  • U.S. airlines OK'd to fly over Russian Federation

    U.S. airlines OK'd to fly over Russian Federation

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    The US State Department added that a six-month extension had been agreed on overflight approvals for US airlines. The agreement that allows U.S. carriers to fly over Russian Federation had been due to expire at 2359 GMT. "The Russian government did say to our embassy, when we spoke with them: 'Don't panic, we're not going to do anything to harm the USA aviation sector, '" Nauert told reporters.
  • Thousands March In Gaza To Remember 6500 Incarcerated Palestinians

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    Israel also attacked Gaza in 2012 and 2008-2009. Palestinians accused Israel of using disproportionate fire saying IDF soldiers opened fire on protesters to who not pose a threat. Egypt brokered a prisoner deal between Hamas and Israel in 2011, which included the release of over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was held for five years.
  • Noting Risk of Missile Strikes, Air Companies Obvious Skies More than Syria

    Noting Risk of Missile Strikes, Air Companies Obvious Skies More than Syria

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    Under a 2013 agreement for which Russian Federation was a guarantor, Syria was to have eliminated all its chemical weapons, but it has used chlorine and perhaps other chemicals since then. "The chemical weapons attack that took place on Saturday in Douma in Syria was a shocking and barbaric act", May told reporters in the central English city of Birmingham.