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Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights lost to IN in the regular season by 22. The Wolverines look for their second straight Big Ten Championship trophy after their 71-56 win over Wisconsin a year ago. Gustafson was also named a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection (coaches & media). Turk will be one of five first-time entries for Iowa in the Big Ten Championships, one of the younger teams that Brands has taken to the conference tournament but a group with potential.
  • China warns on USA tariffs on imports of aluminum foil

    China warns on USA tariffs on imports of aluminum foil

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    The product also benefited from unfair subsidies at rates as high as 80.9 percent. "All other companies", the department said in a February 27 fact sheet, will be assigned a "China-wide" rate of 106.09 percent "based on". The ITC will announce its ruling on March 15. The ruling by Commerce adds to tensions between the US and China, which has rejected the claim that it gives its aluminum producers an unfair advantage.
  • Asif terms Afghan Taliban a 'political force'

    Asif terms Afghan Taliban a 'political force'

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    Bass said it was "a pretty significant achievement indicating that all the countries of the region want the conflict to be resolved and all are prepared to help", including Pakistan which is regularly accused of supporting the insurgents. "We believe in providing a peaceful and respectful life for all Afghans, including those Taliban who leave violence behind", Ghani said at the global Kabul Process peace conference.
  • US Ambassador to Mexico Resigns

    US Ambassador to Mexico Resigns

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    Government service, I have come to the hard decision that it is the right time to move on to new challenges and adventures", she wrote in the memo, according to the Associated Press . Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said in a statement that Tillerson had told his Mexican counterpart, Luis Videgaray, of Jacobson's resignation February 17.
  • Hope Hicks to resign as Donald Trump's White House communications director

    Hope Hicks to resign as Donald Trump's White House communications director

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    Hicks testified before the House Intelligence Committee yesterday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. "She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person", Trump said. The statement said the meeting primarily concerned a Russian adoption programme, though emails released later showed that Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., enthusiastically agreed to the sit-down with a Russian lawyer and others after he was promised dirt ...
  • Pakistan, US making behind the scenes efforts to mend relations

    Pakistan, US making behind the scenes efforts to mend relations

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    The frosty Pak-US ties last week cooled further when the US , along with its allies, the UK, France and Germany, successfully sponsored a move to get Pakistan on global counter-illicit financing watchdog's grey list. China and Saudi Arabia, which had been resisting the American pressure, later deserted Pakistan over the issue. "These are positive indicators, however, ongoing national counter-terrorism efforts against anti-Pakistan militants throughout the country have not yet translated ...
  • This Fall's Battlefield V is Reportedly Returning to WWII

    This Fall's Battlefield V is Reportedly Returning to WWII

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    This is an entirely new Battlefield game and not a remaster of the 2005 Battlefield 2 . This led the studio to start with WWI knowing that it could always still go to WWII with the next game if Battlefield 1 didn't work out. Despite releasing this past November, it was the best-selling game of 2017 and has the second-highest launch attach rate in franchise history. Or does the move feel a little "me too" after the success of Call of Duty: WWII? Bad Company fans will have to wait a ...
  • Russian Federation honours its PyeongChang Olympics medal winners

    Russian Federation honours its PyeongChang Olympics medal winners

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    But Bach stressed there is "no evidence of systemic doping and no evidence of the involvement of the Russian Olympic Committee" in either case. "I would like to thank our athletes who were able to perform well even despite the provocations", Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said in televised remarks.
  • Taliban pour cold water on invitation to Afghan peace talks

    Taliban pour cold water on invitation to Afghan peace talks

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    This explains why on Monday resiling from their earlier demand that the United States end its "occupation" and accept the Taliban's right to form a government, the Taliban have offered direct talks to the USA to bring peace. Taliban officials have acknowledged they have faced pressure from friendly countries to accept talks, and said their recent offers to talk to the USA reflected concern that they could be seen to be standing in the way of peace.
  • Body found near where Middlesex Co. mother went missing

    Body found near where Middlesex Co. mother went missing

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    Keyser showed law enforcement where the body was located. Keyser, investigators added, led detectives to St. John's body Thursday morning. Photos of Terrilynn St. He found the door open and saw that her children were alone inside the house. "You could definitely tell there [had] been a struggle beside my daughter's vehicle", Terry St.
  • Congress pips BJP in a photo-finish

    Congress pips BJP in a photo-finish

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    Though BJP has been claiming moral victory by reducing the margin of Congress wins in Kolaras and Mungaoli from 2013. Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav has won the election in Kolaras assembly seat by 8,000 votes, Election Commission officials said after counting of votes ended today evening.
  • Turkey: Czech release of former PYD leader is 'support for terror'

    Turkey: Czech release of former PYD leader is 'support for terror'

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    He said: "Everybody knows I am a politician and my name was included through 49 names [to be arrested in Turkey], of which I know a lot of them. I am not a citizen of Turkey and the second thing is, I am a politician", he added. Turkey's Ambassador to Prague , Ahmet Necati Bigali, said the decision was "not befitting our friendship with the Czech Republic". Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said his government has not been heard regarding the Czech court ruling.
  • Scotland 'will not consent to #Brexit bill after latest United Kingdom offer'

    Scotland 'will not consent to #Brexit bill after latest United Kingdom offer'

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    Both have said they can not recommend the UK Government's EU Withdrawal Bill be granted consent in its current form as it would see EU responsibilities in devolved areas, such as fishing and farming, initially transferred to Westminster. The Scottish Parliament's judgement that the Bill is not competent last night stood in contrast to the Welsh Assembly where lawyers there ruled that its own Brexit Bill was legally competent.
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz Claims $2.5 Billion Victory In Legal Battle With Gazprom

    Ukraine's Naftogaz Claims $2.5 Billion Victory In Legal Battle With Gazprom

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    Since the court has previously ordered Naftogaz to pay Gazprom for gas-supply arrears, the net payment Gazprom will have to make to Ukraine is 2.56 billion U.S. "We do not have to buy 4 billion cubic meters, and it's not our fault, these are Gazprom's actions that contradict the contract, which contradict the decision of the tribunal, which contradict the spirit of the client-supplier relations and which, I think, will cost Gazprom, many political problems in Europe, "Kobolev added".
  • Newton, Miami stun UNC at buzzer

    Newton, Miami stun UNC at buzzer

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    Berry (31 points, 5-for-8 from 3) was great and Luke Maye (14 and 10) got his usual double-double, but they couldn't overcome a Miami team playing as poised at it has all season. Incredibly, it was only the fifth 3-pointer of Newton's season. It seems absurd to think a season home finale could be considered a trap game, and yet the Tar Heels' performance in the first half was shockingly complacent.
  • IN governor to sign Sunday booze bill

    IN governor to sign Sunday booze bill

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    Starting this Sunday, Hoosiers will be able to buy carryout alcohol between noon and 8 p.m.at liquor stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and big box retailers across the state. These are challenges that require leaders to act with bold vision. "Hoosiers expect their elected officials to step up to the plate and prioritize the issues that matter", Zody said.
  • Jerusalem Holy Site Closed in Protest

    Jerusalem Holy Site Closed in Protest

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    Church leaders said Nir Barkat , the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, was violating global treaties that exempt churches from state taxes. But the buyers of several parcels of church land aren't respecting this precedent, and homeowners say that they are being asked for large sums if they want to stay there, and told they will otherwise lose their homes.
  • Satellites reveal Iranian missile base in Syria

    Satellites reveal Iranian missile base in Syria

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    In addition, he said , Iran is investing "hundreds of millions of dollars" in Syria including on land and factories. And military commanders warned the "gates of hell" will be opened if Israel goes to warn with Iran . This kind of well-coordinated and multi-front assault on Israel would surely decisively break its economy and its morale. For many years the Israeli strategists considered only existential threat that Israel faced was the prospect that the Islamic Republic would acquire ...
  • Gowdy Takes Up Whistle-Blower Complaint Against Ben Carson's Spending

    Gowdy Takes Up Whistle-Blower Complaint Against Ben Carson's Spending

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    Carson's wife, Candy Carson , with pressuring department officials to find money for the expensive redecoration of his offices, even if it meant circumventing the law. "Additional allegations were brought by a former HUD official claiming she was told by her superiors that "$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair".
  • Pyongyang leaders used Brazilian passports for visas

    Pyongyang leaders used Brazilian passports for visas

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    In the most recent Brookings essay , senior fellow Jung Pak shares her expertise on North Korea and insight on Kim Jong-un and his family. "They used the Brazilian passports, which clearly show the photographs of Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il, to attempt to obtain visas from foreign embassies".
  • Syria denies possession of chemical weapons

    Syria denies possession of chemical weapons

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    However, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has routinely rebuffed the reports of chemical weapons usage in the country. North Korea has been shipping supplies to Syria that could be used to produce chemical weapons, a United Nations expert panel has found .
  • Vice President Mike Pence to speak in Nashville Tuesday

    Vice President Mike Pence to speak in Nashville Tuesday

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    Since President Trump took office past year, he has signed legislation reversing an Obama-era rule that blocked states from defunding Planned Parenthood and reinstated a ban on federal funds for global health programs that cover or promote abortions .
  • Feds reject NBC report on Russia's election hacking

    Feds reject NBC report on Russia's election hacking

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    His comments come after US intelligence officials told NBC News that an analysis requested by President Obama in the last weeks of his administration showed that Russian operatives penetrated the websites or databases of Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin .
  • President Donald Trump Is Reportedly Hurting North America's 2026 World Cup Bid

    President Donald Trump Is Reportedly Hurting North America's 2026 World Cup Bid

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    It is also anticipated that some of Europe, most likely the eastern bloc, will vote against the US-led bid. For this Morocco bid, there isn't a lot out there when it comes to specific bid details. "We've never taken anything for granted in this process", Gulati said. Hilariously, the U.S.is responding by trying to emphasize the fact that Canada and Mexico are involved, too.
  • Former Auburn running back Stephen Davis Jr. rejoins SC on defense

    Former Auburn running back Stephen Davis Jr. rejoins SC on defense

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    A big three-pointer by freshman Tremont Waters in the final seconds of regulation tied the game at 72 and forced overtime. Waters led the team with 19 points. SC shot 44.4 percent for the game from the field (12-of-23, 52.2% from the arc) and 23-of-28 from the free throw line (82.1 percent). LSU's defense then forced a turnover in the SC backcourt with 12 seconds left that gave Waters the chance to get it to overtime, which he did.
  • Rain and Storms Thursday; Windy Friday

    Rain and Storms Thursday; Windy Friday

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    South southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. North northwest wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. The National Weather Service says strong, damaging winds are expected starting late Thursday night and lasting through Friday evening, including wind gusts of up to almost 60 miles per hour.
  • Egyptian singer sentenced to 6 months in prison over River Nile remarks

    Egyptian singer sentenced to 6 months in prison over River Nile remarks

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    Later on Wednesday, a court in Cairo sentenced another singer, the little-known Leila Amer, to two years in jail for "inciting debauchery" in a music video with sexual connotations, a judicial official said. "My beloved country Egypt and sons of my country Egypt, I apologise to you with all my heart for any pain I may have caused you", she added. Abdel Wahab responded to the question with a joke about the cleanliness of the Nile's water: "You will get Bilharzia ".
  • Killed In Egyptian Train Collision

    Killed In Egyptian Train Collision

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    Mahmoud Goma saw the collision. The Health Ministry said the trains were both bound for the capital. Egypt's railway system have been notorious for its deadly accidents owing to decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management.
  • Olympics-Norway hails Pyeongchang glory, with Nordic understatement

    Olympics-Norway hails Pyeongchang glory, with Nordic understatement

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    If you're asking me which one I wish I had the skill to do, I'm going to go with that. Luger Reid Watts, 18, 12th in men's singles. Team Korea, which consisted of 145 athletes in 15 sports, also put up an impressive performance, further lifting the pride of South Koreans who were united in rallying behind their national athletes.
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascots are unveiled

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascots are unveiled

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    It has strong sense of justice, and is very athletic. The Paralympic mascot features a pink and white design inspired by cherry blossom flowers, and it can apparently move things just by looking at them. The Paralympic mascot, a predominantly blue and green figure whose head was covered with leaves to represent Brazil's rich vegetation, was named Tom after musician Tom Jobim.
  • Auckland leads NZ in Business School subject rankings

    Auckland leads NZ in Business School subject rankings

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    These global rankings evaluate 1,102 of the world's leading research universities, drawing on 13 performance indicators underlying five metrics: research, teaching, research influence, industry income and worldwide outlook. University of Auckland vice-chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon said he was particularly pleased with this year's results given the increasing need to be globally competitive.
  • Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges in Federal Court

    Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges in Federal Court

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    Manafort faces a second federal trial in northern Virginia, where he was has been charged with 18 additional counts of bank fraud, money laundering and tax fraud. "I think the burden is going to fall heaviest on the defense" for trial preparations, she said. He also said he plans to file a motion challenging her order .
  • Bihar hit-and-run case: BJP leader Manoj Baitha surrenders

    Bihar hit-and-run case: BJP leader Manoj Baitha surrenders

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    The auto had lost control and ploughed through them outside Dharmpur Government School building. The children were reportedly aged between 8 and 10 years. Rubbishing the charge, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi asserted that the police have been directed to take "sternest possible action" against the accused, "irrespective of political affiliations".
  • Governor to Trump: Tweet less, listen more

    Governor to Trump: Tweet less, listen more

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    During a gathering with governors at the White House , President Trump called for strengthening school defenses and improving the "early warning" system in response to this month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Governor Inslee is considered a strong possibility to challenge Trump in the 2020 election. "But you give them a little bit of a bonus". The bullets are going to be going towards him, also.