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US Speaker Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare
- March 30, 2017

Republicans say they're not giving up on their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare despite their failure in the House last week to secure enough votes for legislation that would have done just that. "We need to be on a team and get a good product". But questions remain about how a party so divided on the policy aspects of the bill will be able to craft legislation that Republican moderates and hardline conservatives can all back. (more...)
Stabenow Called Out on Hypocrisy of Filibustering Gorsuch Stabenow Called Out on Hypocrisy of Filibustering Gorsuch
- March 30, 2017

Republicans have vowed to get Gorsuch's nomination through the Senate, even if it means precedent-breaking procedural maneuvers to get around a filibuster. Liberals have pressured congressional Democrats to resist all things Trump, and have been emboldened by the failure of the Republican health care bill last week. (more...)
Clinton pleads for peace as Northern Ireland's McGuinness buried Clinton pleads for peace as Northern Ireland's McGuinness buried
- March 30, 2017

Thousands attended the mass, including a packed congregation inside St Columbus church, outside in the streets, and at Free Derry Corner where pictures were beamed live on to a giant television screen. "Honour his legacy by our living and finish the work that's there to be done". Burial took place later at the City Cemetery, where Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and the party's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill gave a graveside oration. (more...)
FSU ranked 64th best basketball program of all time FSU ranked 64th best basketball program of all time
- March 30, 2017

The AP doesn't release a poll after the NCAA tournament, so this ranking system does not take into account national titles. It's a basic poll measuring the consistent college basketball programs over the time span of the AP's weekly poll, UTEP finished with 60 points. (more...)
Phillauri inches close to Rs 20 crore-mark at BO Phillauri inches close to Rs 20 crore-mark at BO
- March 30, 2017

Diljit admits that director Navdeep Singh came to him with the script, "It's very different from what people have seen me doing". "The Hindi film industry, which accepted me with open arms, blessed me with love and made this journey possible. (more...)
Chuck Barris, TV game show creator and host, dies at 87
- March 30, 2017

Sometimes the process was switched, with a male questioning three females. But in all cases, the questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers. Then, in 1984, Barris once again demonstrated his ability to surprise the world with his eccentricity when he published the autobiography "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind". (more...)
Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Memorial: R2-D2 Makes Appearance & More Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Memorial: R2-D2 Makes Appearance & More
- March 30, 2017

In a speech to the audience, Todd explained that "When Carrie died, my mother chose to change her plans a bit". "They were strong, wonderful women, and I'm so happy that (Reynolds') son did this for us so we can come and pay our respects", she said of Todd Fisher, who arranged the memorial. (more...)
Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition
- March 30, 2017

Here they are, your new Monopoly tokens. The eight current Monopoly tokens. The Associated Press reports that more than 4.3 million people from 146 countries voted in an online poll to choose new game tokens. In the lead up to World Monopoly Day, March 19, Hasbro , which owns the rights to the iconic board game chose to poll fans in 100 countries as to what should and shouldn't be in the next iteration of the game. (more...)
Chuck Barris, host of the Gong Show, has died at age 87
- March 30, 2017

Barris' creative skills extended into music, too . "It's the bargain basement of the arts", he told TV Guide in 1975. Chuck Barris was the maniacal host-producer of " The Gong Show ". Barris began his career behind the camera, climbing from NBC page in the early 1950s to a position as ABC's director of West Coast daytime programming by 1959. (more...)
Hundreds remember, pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher
- March 30, 2017

He also spoke about Reynolds' last day before she succumbed to the shock of her daughter's passing: "She looked at me to ask for permission to leave, said she wanted to be with Carrie , closed her eyes and went to sleep. The public ceremony will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, the cemetery where they were both laid to rest back in January following their sudden deaths. (more...)
Goldberg on Current WWE Run: 'I'll Be Honest, I'm Miserable'
- March 30, 2017

There will likely be some one-off nostalgia returns as well, like Tatanka a year ago. If they can get a good 15-minute match out of these two, that's a victory. Yes, these two former BFFs are facing off at WrestleMania . Despite Orton having already lost to Wyatt and despite The Viper's successful attempt to infiltrate and dismantle The Wyatt Family, The Eater of Worlds title reign is still young and the WWE will be looking to the more fresh-faced Wyatt to carry Smackdown Live ... (more...)
Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy Protection, 10 Years After Acquisition By Toshiba
- March 30, 2017

Westinghouse , which was bought by Toshiba in 2006, has suffered billions of dollars in losses due to delays and cost overruns at nuclear plants under construction in Georgia and SC. Japan's government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the two governments were having thorough discussions on the issue. Toshiba will close the first round of bids for its chip business - the world's second-biggest NAND chip producer - on Wednesday. (more...)
Paul Hollywood defends following Bake Off to Channel 4 Paul Hollywood defends following Bake Off to Channel 4
- March 30, 2017

Asked on how he felt about Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mary Berry staying "loyal to the BBC" he said: "They [Mel, Sue and Mary] were loyal in their own little arenas of what they wanted to do". "It's flawless, I'm really, really excited". Paul also expanded on his joy at the hiring of Prue: 'Obviously she's got this huge professional background and I've got nothing but respect for her, I'm really looking forward to it. (more...)
McConnell Says Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed In The Coming Days
- March 30, 2017

Missouri's other senator, Republican Roy Blunt, praised Gorsuch in a speech Tuesday on the Senate floor. In addition, Nelson said, "the judge has consistently sided with corporations over employees, as in the case of a freezing truck driver who, contrary to common sense, Judge Gorsuch would have allowed to be fired for abandoning his disabled rig during extreme weather conditions". (more...)
Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city
- March 30, 2017

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in a protest against Israeli army conscription in Jerusalem, on March 28, 2017. Smurfette, a key character in the Smurfs franchise, was cut out of a promotional billboard in conservative Israeli community Bnei Brak. (more...)
More Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters and performers announced More Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters and performers announced
- March 30, 2017

It is being reported that Electric Light Orchestra will be inducted into the Hall of Fame by Dhani Harrison , son of late Beatles guitarist and ELO collaborator George Harrison . In addition, Lenny Kravitz will perform a very special tribute to Prince , who died last April. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to air on HBO on April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)
'American Horror Story' Season 7: Billy Eichner lands a role
- March 30, 2017

Fans know series regulars Paulson and Evan Peters are appearing. Eichner is the third actor confirmed for the season, which will be inspired by the 2016 presidential election . The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, has revealed that the season will start with election night and go forward from there, centering on the aftermath of Trump's defeat over Hillary Clinton. (more...)
French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls
- March 30, 2017

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's support stands at 25 percent. Valls's endorsement is a mixed blessing for Macron, who has sought to avoid being cast as the candidate of the unpopular outgoing Socialist administration, instead pitching himself as willing to bridge the traditional left-right political divide. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' to be shown in Malaysia without cuts 'Beauty and the Beast' to be shown in Malaysia without cuts
- March 30, 2017

It has also become the seventh biggest opening in history - just behind the final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise - and the biggest debut for a film with a female lead, as well as being 26-year-old Watson's biggest opener to date . (more...)
Drake 'More Life' Mentions Jennifer Lopez Drunk Texts, Not Over J.Lo? Drake 'More Life' Mentions Jennifer Lopez Drunk Texts, Not Over J.Lo?
- March 30, 2017

He also sampled " If You Had My Love " - Jennifer Lopez's 1999 debut single - on another track, " Teenage Fever ". Her superstar presence failed to help spur the Yankees on to victory - they lost to the Orioles 4-5. And how did this all end so that she could embark on a new relationship with fellow New York City treasure Alex Rodriguez? But things may have taken a turn for the worse when A-Rod decided, or maybe was ordered by his other half, to bring along his new dating partner, ... (more...)

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