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On Tuesday, Drake launched into a shouting match with Cleveland Cavaliers' Kendrick Perkins - and now some are wondering if the rap superstar should be banned from ACC. "I love Drake . Believe me whatever he said to Perk, I have heard a lot worse in other arenas to me", Casey said Wednesday. Perkins texted to ESPN: 'What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge (Ibaka) walking into halftime telling him "We about to win this game, " and Drake butted in talking [stuff] to ...
  • Iran Sanctions Could Raise Oil Prices by $10 a Barrel

    Iran Sanctions Could Raise Oil Prices by $10 a Barrel

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    Brent crude futures fell 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $73.09 a barrel by 11:23 a.m. EDT (1523 GMT) and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude slipped 31 cents to $67.62 a barrel, a 0.5 percent loss. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in a Twitter post that there is "only one way forward and it's U.S". Iran's oil exports hit 2.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, according to the Oil Ministry, a record since the lifting of sanctions.
  • New York Court Allows Condo Owners to Remove Trump Sign From Building

    New York Court Allows Condo Owners to Remove Trump Sign From Building

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    Residents of Trump Place at 200 Riverside Boulevard can move forward with a vote to take the president's name off their building. But company attorney Alan Garten had warned that taking the Trump name off the property would be a "flagrant" breach of a almost 20-year-old license agreement.
  • Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Boost Teachers' Wages Amid Strike

    Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Boost Teachers' Wages Amid Strike

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    They have done this every day since April 26, a move which has affected most of the 1.1 million public school students in the state . But as the hours ticked by Wednesday and the budget talks among lawmakers appeared far from finished, many educators said they would stay at the Capitol, where thousands of them have observed legislators' debates.
  • Modi to Interact with BJP's Karnataka Women's Wing Workers

    Modi to Interact with BJP's Karnataka Women's Wing Workers

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    Dubbing Congress as the gold medallist in corruption, PM Modi said, "There was a concept of a "steel bridge" in Bengaluru ". "Photos of the Bellandur lake with froth and fire showed the misrule of the government", he said. Deve Gowda, responding to the stance that the JD (S) would take in the event of a hung Assembly, asserted that his party would secure majority on its own.
  • American actress Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment

    American actress Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment

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    Ms Canosa had initially filed a $10m (£7.3m) lawsuit in December, but further amended the papers on Monday to detail her allegations against the Hollywood movie executive. Weinstein, but deeply upsetting, and they can not be supported by the facts". Three of the incidents took place in New York City , making them of interest to prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office who have been investigating other sexual assault allegations against Weinstein.
  • Iran nuclear deal: United Nations urges Trump not to walk away

    Iran nuclear deal: United Nations urges Trump not to walk away

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    The top Israeli official also explained that Israel will thwart every Iranian attempt to entrench itself in Syria. Israel's arch regional foe Iran is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main ally alongside Russian Federation and Lebanese-based Iranian proxy Hezbollah.
  • One person shot at Nashville mall; suspect in custody

    One person shot at Nashville mall; suspect in custody

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    There was no additional imminent threat known, police said in a tweet . Nashville police are responding to reports of a shooting at the Opry Mills shopping mall, law enforcement sources told CNN on Thursday. The nearby Opryland Hotel was placed on a lockdown as a precaution. The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. inside Opry Mills. This is a developing story.
  • Bailee Madison Meets Michelle Obama at College Signing Day Event

    Bailee Madison Meets Michelle Obama at College Signing Day Event

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    Cannon also used the nickname in a 2017 op-ed for Forbes , writing about the first time he was invited to work with Michelle Obama at a College Signing Day event. "I didn't know if I was smart enough", she said . "So I'm telling you, they will doubt you today, and they will doubt you for the rest of your life, but you will have some struggle - and that's OK".
  • Cops: Staten Island woman arrested in Brooklyn crash that killed 2 kids

    Cops: Staten Island woman arrested in Brooklyn crash that killed 2 kids

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    Abigail was the daughter of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles and won a Tony for her role as Lady Thiang in a revival of the "King and I". District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says Bruns had a seizure behind the wheel in January and was hospitalized after crashing her auto into a parked vehicle.
  • NASA imaging technology reveals 'hidden script' in Dead Sea Scrolls

    NASA imaging technology reveals 'hidden script' in Dead Sea Scrolls

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    But this all changed recently after advanced imaging technology originally developed for NASA was brought in to help unravel the mystery behind those unreadable fragments. Discovered between 1946 and 1956, the scrolls include tends of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments and in rare cases entire manuscripts. They contain parts of what is now known as the Hebrew Bible as well as a range of extra-biblical documents.
  • German nurse with Red Cross kidnapped in Somalia

    German nurse with Red Cross kidnapped in Somalia

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    The charity said it is in contact with various authorities to try and secure her release, noting that it's not appropriate to provide any additional information at this stage. Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is visiting Ethiopia and Tanzania this week, told journalists in Addis Ababa he would not comment "on any hostage cases".
  • Nawaz weakened country: Zardari

    Nawaz weakened country: Zardari

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    According to the report, the PTI chairman, during the interview, also, taking a dig at Nawaz Sharif said that it was he who was the "ladla" (favoured) of the judiciary and army in the past. He said the trust deeds submitted by Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz - which had stirred the Calibri controversy a year ago - were proven to be fake, alleging that in acting as benamidars for Sharif, his children Maryam, Hassan and Hussain aided their father in his crime.
  • Charlotte fraternity suspended after student fell out of party bus

    Charlotte fraternity suspended after student fell out of party bus

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    Authorities said she landed on the roadway and was run over by several vehicles after she fell. Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene. "All she did was lean against the window". Rogers, who reportedly grew up in Charlotte , was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha women's fraternity. WBTV reported that the buses owned by Charlotte Party Charters had not been previously inspected.
  • Bus catches fire, 27 killed

    Bus catches fire, 27 killed

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    Kotwa police station SHO Vijay Sinha, when asked, told TOI that only four persons could be rescued from the ill-fated bus. An exact number of casualties was not available amid the speculations that more passengers were on board. Chief minister Nitish Kumar offered his condolences, adding that the state would extend all possible help to the families of the victims. According to a update by news agency ANI , the bus turned turtle and caught fire.
  • "Scout Me In": Local BSA council welcomes girls and families into scouting

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    The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. So, while many other commentators are asking why they have made a decision to become more gender inclusive, we ask what took them so long. The name change only applies to the program now called Boy Scouts, which is available for teens ages 11-17. " Boy Scouts of America claims nearly 2.3 million members, down from 2.6 million five years ago".
  • Chinese Military Targeting US Flight Crews Over Djibouti With Lasers

    Chinese Military Targeting US Flight Crews Over Djibouti With Lasers

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    White said two American airmen had suffered minor injuries as a result of the incidents but didn't provide details. "This activity poses a true threat to our airmen". China has not responded to the accusations, but in the past he has expressed dissatisfaction with foreign military reconnaissance aircraft flying over the base in Djibouti, according to people familiar with the situation sources.
  • USA trade deficit narrows in March on record exports

    USA trade deficit narrows in March on record exports

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    Canada's trade deficit ballooned to a record $4.1 billion in March as an import surge in consumer goods, cars and auto parts far outweighed Canadian exports. that exports rebounded at the end of Q1 and imports fell sharply, starting to reverse the surge which followed the hurricanes last summer, when wholesalers and retailers had to rebuild inventory very quickly", Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics said in a client note.
  • Former Trump Aide Meets With Mueller After Cursing Russia Probe

    Former Trump Aide Meets With Mueller After Cursing Russia Probe

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    McCarthy said it's also clear to him that Mueller still hasn't found a crime, based on the questions Mueller reportedly passed along to Trump. Panetta's comments came after news reports Clinton impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood replaced the retiring Ty Cobb on the president's personal legal team - signaling a tougher approach to Mueller's investigation.
  • Kim Kardashian Seeks Pardon from Trump for Great-Grandmother Serving Life Sentence

    Kim Kardashian Seeks Pardon from Trump for Great-Grandmother Serving Life Sentence

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    After Johnson learned about Kardashian's involvement a year ago, she sent her a thank you note obtained by TMZ that said Kardashian is "literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family". "When I spoke with attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news that you were the one that she had been alluding to".
  • Beijing 'installs missiles' on South China Sea

    Beijing 'installs missiles' on South China Sea

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    The YJ-12B anti-ship cruise missiles are capable of engaging surface vessels within 295 nautical miles of the reefs, while the HQ-9B surface-to-air missiles have a range of 160 nautical miles, CNBC reported . Defending its deployment of anti-ship cruise missiles, Beijing has said that China's activities in the region are aimed at upholding its sovereignty.
  • Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day

    Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day

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    Tonight: Becoming mostly clear, cooler. KNIA/KRLS will break into live Severe Weather Action Team coverage in the event of any tornado or severe thunderstorm warning in any portion of Marion County. local time on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says a few of those storms could become severe, with large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes possible.
  • Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Iran claims

    Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Iran claims

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    Morocco made a decision to sever ties with Iran because of the military support provided by its ally the Hezbollah movement to the Polisario, Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said on Tuesday.
  • President Buhari To Arrive Abuja Today, Presidency Says

    President Buhari To Arrive Abuja Today, Presidency Says

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    The Presidency, however, attributed his presence in the British capital to what it called "technical stopover". Buhari , who travelled to the United States for a meeting with President Donald Trump , had left Washington, D.C. "But you don't need to push it to the edge", he said. "President Buhari had with him the Governors of Ogun and Plateau; the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Industry, Trade and Investment; the Chairpersons of Senate and House of Representatives committees on ...
  • UT President DiPietro Fires Chancellor Beverly Davenport With Scathing Letter

    UT President DiPietro Fires Chancellor Beverly Davenport With Scathing Letter

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    His current position is dean of the Tickle College of Engineering. "Wayne Davis is a proven and respected university leader who has served the flagship campus in numerous capacities for more than four decades". Former University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport is expected to make almost $439,000 per year as a member of the faculty in the College of Communication and Information.
  • 104-year-old Australian scientist goes to Switzerland for euthanasia

    104-year-old Australian scientist goes to Switzerland for euthanasia

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    Exit International are helping Mr Goodall with the trip to Switzerland and said that he shouldn't have to make such a trip to "die with dignity". Following two reported suicide attempts, Goodall was assisted in his journey to Switzerland by pro-euthanasia charity Exit International, of which he has been a member for more than 15 years.
  • Bharat Ane Nenu could become Mahesh Babu's first Rs 200 crore grosser

    Bharat Ane Nenu could become Mahesh Babu's first Rs 200 crore grosser

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    Showing no signs of slowing down, Bharat Ane Nenu is even having its dream run in second week all over. However, its business dropped again Monday and the movie managed to remain rock-steady Tuesday and Wednesday. The movie is expected to release in 2020. Bharat Ane Nenu is inching the magical mark of 3.5 million United States dollars in the USA. The distributors have shelled out Rs 100 crore on its global theatrical rights.
  • French President Begins Australian Tour

    French President Begins Australian Tour

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    French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the creation of a new strategic alliance among France , India and Australia to respond to challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the growing assertiveness of China . He is the second sitting French president to make an official visit to the country. "And it's to preserve the necessary balances in the region". "I wanted to thank you for your welcome", Macron said.
  • NRA sets record straight on gun free zones at upcoming Dallas show

    NRA sets record straight on gun free zones at upcoming Dallas show

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    Bush and Barrack Obama. The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that guns would not be allowed into its annual convention during U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's speeches. She noted the Secret Service has its own view on how to ensure the safety of the people they protect. But the irony of a gun ban during a convention about firearms was not lost.
  • Primary Election Reminders Issued For Voters

    Primary Election Reminders Issued For Voters

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    Questions about ID or other election matters can be directed to the Morgan County Clerk's office at 304-258-8547 or the West Virginia Secretary of State's office at 304-558-6000. Voters will decide contested primary races for County Mayor, Circuit Court Judge Part III, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk and Register of Deeds. All 24 Sullivan County Commission seats are up for grabs in the primary and August 2 elections.
  • Aadhaar not must for mobile SIM, says govt

    Aadhaar not must for mobile SIM, says govt

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    It is also understood that the government has asked mobile companies to "take it easy" on the issue of reverification of mobile numbers with Aadhaar . Mobile operators have so far refused to comment on the matter. Appearing for UIDAI, senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi told the five-judge Supreme Court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
  • Christians Murdered while Attending Church in Central African Republic

    Christians Murdered while Attending Church in Central African Republic

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    Notre Dame de Fatima was attacked with gunfire and grenades during a morning service, witnesses said. In 2014, over a dozen people, also including a priest, were killed there. "Among the dead included a police officer, a priest and a child, another 96 people were injured", - said the Agency representative of the police. The Central African Republic (CAR) has faced interreligious and intercommunal violence since 2013, when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in Bangui.
  • Asbel Kiprop Denies Doping Claims

    Asbel Kiprop Denies Doping Claims

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    The sample is believed to have come from an out-of-competition test taken late in 2017. The 28-year-old, world champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and promoted to Olympic gold in 2008 after Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi tested positive for doping, was reported by Britain's Press Association to have failed an out-of-competition test.
  • Chile Victims of Sex Abuse Praise Pope After Latest Meeting

    Chile Victims of Sex Abuse Praise Pope After Latest Meeting

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    His return to Australia has left Francis's reform program looking shaky and helped rally his conservative foes at the Vatican, but is just the latest departure to suggest the pope has been unlucky or sloppy in his hiring. While in Chile at the beginning of the year, Francis demanded proof of their allegation that a bishop he appointed to a diocese there, Juan Barros, was aware of their abuse.
  • IndiGo net dives 73.3% on expenses

    IndiGo net dives 73.3% on expenses

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    Meantime, standalone revenue from operations came in at Rs 5,799.13 crore during this quarter, which increased by 19.61% as against Rs 4,848.22 crore a year ago same period. According to a person aware of the matter, IndiGo made Rs150-180 crore on the account of sale and leaseback of aircraft during the March quarter. Passenger yields, which gauge the average fare paid per mile per customer, dropped more than 5 per cent, while revenue per available seat kilometre - a measure of operating ...
  • Search continues for parolee who fled with kids

    Search continues for parolee who fled with kids

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    The motor home has bikes latched onto the back and was clocked doing about 55 miles per hour (88km/h) on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley with about 12 police cars trailing behind, NBC Los Angeles reports . Tuesday, law enforcement officers said he was in the Los Angeles area leading them on a unsafe chase. It appears the family had recently traveled to California from OR but it's unclear whether they were living in the motor home, Harris said.