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The board read "Flamenco dance lessons", but the contestant, named Jonny , pronounced the word as " flamingo ", which cost him $7,100, according to CNN . With just two letters left to fill in, Jonny chose the letter "C" for his next guess. Earlier this year, meanwhile, another contestant wasn't given credit after he referred to the song "Gangsta's Paradise" using the word "Gangster's".
  • Southern states demand reframing of ToR of 15th Finance Commission

    Southern states demand reframing of ToR of 15th Finance Commission

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    Point number 7 of the TOR gives a whole host of areas, where the commission can propose performance-based incentives for states. The Finance Commission, which delves into the financial relations between the Centre and states, should be guided more by its constitutional mandate than arbitrary terms of reference, Pinarayi said in his inaugural address at the one-day workshop here.
  • Pakistan Summons US Envoy Over Traffic Death

    Pakistan Summons US Envoy Over Traffic Death

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    The ministry has started the process, Dawn News reported. Pakistan has rejected the diplomatic immunity for an ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee, Raymond Davis, after he shot two young Pakistani men. "The traffic signal was red but he broke it, the two youngsters on the motorcycle were hit and one of them died on the spot". He, however, refused to get off from the vehicle.
  • Back on Fox News, Laura Ingraham doesn't directly address David Hogg controversy

    Back on Fox News, Laura Ingraham doesn't directly address David Hogg controversy

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    Hogg has been among the most outspoken survivors calling for gun control in the wake of the February shooting at a high school in Parkland , Fla. "They need us to stand up for them". Sinclair has recently come under intense criticism for requiring its news anchors across the country to read identical announcements, warning of the dangers of "fake news".
  • Firefighters rescue dog from smoky home

    Firefighters rescue dog from smoky home

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    The pet was unresponsive, however fire crews were able to successfully resuscitate it. CFD PIO Bruce Garner said firefighters were told a woman might have still been inside the home. An attached garage, which at the time of the fire held two vehicles, was determined to be the point of origin of the fire, Roeder said. Fire Chief Dustin Dienst also commented, "The quick thinking of the paid-on-call firefighter that lives nearby kept this incident from possibly being a bigger tragedy".
  • Thirty, including 27 children, killed as school bus plunges into gorge

    Thirty, including 27 children, killed as school bus plunges into gorge

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    We have been able to account for 38 people on the bus. In a tragic incident thirty people, were killed when a private school bus they were travelling in rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh. Transport Minister Govind Thakur and all the other members of the state Cabinet have condoled the death of school children. The bus fell around 100 meters off a cliff in the state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday.
  • Daughter in Salisbury poisoning discharged from hospital

    Daughter in Salisbury poisoning discharged from hospital

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    Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director of Salisbury District Hospital Christine Blanshard said that both of the Skripals , as well as the police officer exposed to the risky toxin, received 24-hour care from the hospital during their recovery.
  • Israel informed United States before attacking Syrian regime air base

    Israel informed United States before attacking Syrian regime air base

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    The Syrian conflict has developed into a complex proxy war, which in recent years has included Israeli strikes on Iran-linked targets. It is only the U.S. The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons said Monday that a fact-finding mission was working to establish whether chemical weapons were used.
  • Girls Escape Dance Studio Fire By Dropping From Balcony

    Girls Escape Dance Studio Fire By Dropping From Balcony

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    Some children were able to climb down a ladder but others fell 10 feet to the ground, ABC News reported . CBS New York reports that video from the scene showed children trapped on the fiery balcony and screaming for help as bystanders rushed to get ladders to them.
  • Obamas, Trumps Royal Wedding Invites Not Coming

    Obamas, Trumps Royal Wedding Invites Not Coming

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    Her Majesty's Government was consulted. Guest lists have been problematic for many royal couples in the past. " Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit", read an official release published by Kensington Palace on April 9.
  • Sanders SILENCES April Ryan Over 'RESIGNATION' Question — CNN SHUTDOWN

    Sanders SILENCES April Ryan Over 'RESIGNATION' Question — CNN SHUTDOWN

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    Ryan responded by shouting back in protest. She said anti-Assad efforts would not be degraded by pulling US forces out of Syria. Ryan was presumably referring to reports that Trump has been especially upset since the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on his lawyer Michael Cohen .
  • The Brand New: Emir of Qatar says That His State condemns terrorism

    The Brand New: Emir of Qatar says That His State condemns terrorism

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    Led by United States allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's regional rivals launched a diplomatic and trade blockade against Doha a year ago, and Trump initially appeared to take Riyadh's side. Final summer season, Trump took the aspect of Saudi Arabia and different Persian Gulf nations of their ongoing diplomatic disaster with Qatar. Qatar denies all those charges.
  • Arizona DACA Students Vow To Continue Fighting For In-State Tuition

    Arizona DACA Students Vow To Continue Fighting For In-State Tuition

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    Still, this ruling will make it "almost impossible" for Dreamers, who already lack access to state and federal financial aid, to afford an education, Karina Ruiz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, told AZ Central . Hasson said more than 600 DACA students earned an associate's degree or a certificate from a Maricopa community college, and this ruling is a concern for the 2,000 DACA students now enrolled at their colleges.
  • Turkey condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria's Douma

    Turkey condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria's Douma

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    Lavrov". "[Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has never said that Turkey wants to occupy Afrin". "While concerns over border security are legitimate.at the same time.it must be said that it absolutely does not justify the deep incursion of Turkish troops in the Afrin zone", Reuters quoted him as saying.
  • Dow rallies 400 points after Xi Jinping calms trade fears

    Dow rallies 400 points after Xi Jinping calms trade fears

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    While Xi's speech did not inflame trade tensions, other comments by government officials have taken a firm line. The speech at the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern province of Hainan had been widely anticipated as one of Xi's first major addresses in a year in which the ruling Communist Party marks the 40th anniversary of its landmark economic reforms and opening up under former leader Deng Xiaoping.
  • Former UH receiver arrested for making bomb joke at LAX

    Former UH receiver arrested for making bomb joke at LAX

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    Davis transferred to California-Berkeley after a brief stint at the University of Hawaii under former head coach Greg McMackin. The Green Bay Packers announced plans Monday to celebrate the team's 100-year existence, kicking off this summer and culminating on the team's 100th birthday on August 11, 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia seeks help from France for music, opera and cinema

    Saudi Arabia seeks help from France for music, opera and cinema

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    Talks between French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday covered the war in Syria, where France and the USA have threatened military action against Bashar al Assad's regime. TRT World spoke to Aziz al Ghashian from Essex University on the goal of Prince Salman's visit. The memoranda of understanding cover sectors including petrochemicals, water treatment, tourism, health, agricultural and cultural activities, the French-Saudi business ...
  • Four Iranians 'killed in Israeli airstrike' on Syrian airbase

    Four Iranians 'killed in Israeli airstrike' on Syrian airbase

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    Together with Russia, " Iran was a vital ally of Syria's president Bashar al Assad, supporting his administration militarily, economically and politically since a 2011 rebellion turned in to a civil war. Iran vowed to retaliate the attack, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least seven Iranian nationals. While Assad and his allies deny perpetrating chemical weapons attacks, the global community continues to collect damning evidence.
  • Good Friday Agreement a precious gift: Bill Clinton

    Good Friday Agreement a precious gift: Bill Clinton

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    Mr Mitchell's appointment was subsequently regarded as amongst President Bill Clinton's greatest foreign policy triumphs. He observed: "For those people who say that the Good Friday Agreement doesn't matter, they should just remember what things were like".
  • Trump cancels overseas trip to address Syria threat

    Trump cancels overseas trip to address Syria threat

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    The act earned the Assad regime an worldwide wrath and even Trump, who is otherwise known to be soft on Putin despite his country's long tradition of rivalry with Moscow , said Putin also bore some responsibility for the act by supporting "Animal" Assad.
  • IPL 2018: Humid Chennai to host CSK vs KKR maiden clash

    IPL 2018: Humid Chennai to host CSK vs KKR maiden clash

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    Chennai Super Kings will aim to dominate Kolkata Knight Riders in the presence of die-hard fans when they play their first Indian Premier League ( IPL ) home game in two years here on Tuesday. Velmurugan on Tuesday had said that protests would continue outside the stadium, "If the match is held despite our plea, we will coordinate with all democratic forces to stop it by organising a massive picketing protest".
  • Tory MP admits 'hacking' into Labour opponent's website

    Tory MP admits 'hacking' into Labour opponent's website

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    She then became deputy leader of the Labour Party. A Tory Party source told the paper it was a case of "youthful exuberance" which occurred before Badenoch was a candidate and did not constitute a serious offence. Born in London, but raised in Nigeria, she moved back to the United Kingdom when she was 16 and studied for engineering and law degrees. Badenoch has named Margaret Thatcher as her biggest inspiration in the past.
  • Most links on Twitter are shared by automated bots

    Most links on Twitter are shared by automated bots

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    Researchers discovered that a majority of accounts sharing links in tweets are automated: a whopping two-thirds of such tweets, in fact. Despite the controversy and concern that has surrounded social media's impact on politics, the study found that among news and current events sites, political content actually ranked the lowest, with 57 per cent of links to sites with a dedicated politics section or political stories among the top headlines coming from bots.
  • Gay leads Spurs to National Basketball Association playoffs

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    Gay also had a three-point play off a runner he tossed in and he ripped the ball from Cauley-Stein while blocking a shot. Gay had 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half, including eight in the final quarter. During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 108.2 points per game (5.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 104.4 points per game (4.7 above their season average).
  • Asia Cricket Cup shifted from India to UAE

    Asia Cricket Cup shifted from India to UAE

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    However, India's denial to visit Pakistan had put it in jeopardy. The BCCI also announced that a major part of the Emerging Asia Cup would be held in Sri Lanka while Pakistan will co-host the event. The BCCI will stage the next Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates . India, Pakistan , Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the victor of Asia Cup qualifier will compete in the one-day format event.
  • PM Modi to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

    PM Modi to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

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    All BJP MPs will observe fast on April 12 in their respective constituencies, the party said. The Congress demanded PM Modi to also observe a fast to protest the "atrocities being committed" against the vulnerable sections of the society by "the cadres of the ruling party".
  • New budget, lowering class sizes on Wake County school board agenda

    New budget, lowering class sizes on Wake County school board agenda

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    She said that she was impressed that the budget, she said, is "forward facing and future thinking". Today's meeting starts at 6 p.m.in the board room at district headquarters, 2029 West DeKalb St., in Camden, and is open to the public. According to Vargas, the redistricting proposal requires 14 new full-time positions, the reallocation of four existing positions, over $200,000 in debt service for modification of buildings, and $358,000 in math curriculum resources, In all, the total impact ...
  • 2 soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

    2 soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

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    A follow up release from the 101st Airborne Division identified the deceased as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly and Warrant Officer James Casadona. The fatal accident is the latest in a string of accidental military crashes in the past week that have killed a total of seven service members and led to a call in Congress for the Pentagon to make military readiness a top priority.
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle want charity donations instead of wedding gifts

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    Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter the couple have asked that anyone who wishes to send gifts might instead consider giving to charity. "The couple have selected causes they are passionate about, reflecting their shared values". The NGO took to their official website to thank Harry and Markle's choice. "We're a small grassroots organisation and it felt really special", Suhani Jalota, Myna Mahila's founder and director, told AFP.
  • Merkel casts doubt on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    Merkel casts doubt on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

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    Merkel says she had discussed the project on the telephone with Russian Pres. Putin on Monday. Nord Stream 2 would double the existing Nord Stream pipeline's annual capacity of 55B cm, but Eastern European and Baltic states fear the pipeline could increase reliance on Russian gas and undermine Ukraine's role as a gas transit route.
  • Presidential inauguration held in Armenia

    Presidential inauguration held in Armenia

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    Sargsyan considers Russia's role in Karabakh peace process extremely important: "Negotiations have been held within the OSCE Minsk Group format and on the basis of the settlement principles and elements suggested by the co-chair-states Russian Federation, U.S.
  • RI's results flat on Nation's Report Card on education

    RI's results flat on Nation's Report Card on education

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    Chalkbeat and Bridge Magazine, members of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative , teamed up to cover the nation's report card on schools. Hawaii's fourth grade average score was 216 in reading, compared to 221 for the nation as a whole, and 238 in math compared to 239 nationally.
  • Two 'Mega Man X' collections are coming July 24th

    Two 'Mega Man X' collections are coming July 24th

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    Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch , and PC on July 24th digitally for $19.99 each and as part of a special retail bundle in North America for $39.99. The X Collection will feature The Day of Σ , which explores the origin of Sigma and the rise of the Mavericks before the events of the original Mega Man X .
  • Gwynne -Anti Semitism has no place in the Labour Party

    Gwynne -Anti Semitism has no place in the Labour Party

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    Two of the groups cited as being of concern were Supporting Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn Leads Us To Victory, with the first containing a post written by a member who stated that Adolf Hitler "should have finished the job".