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Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed, Don Schlitz to join Hall of Fame Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed, Don Schlitz to join Hall of Fame
- April 06, 2017

Now, Alan can turn his attention to deciding which Country Music Hall of Famer he'd like to induct him at this year's Medallion Ceremony, which is set to take place in October. "This is overwhelming and humbling". Reed's career spanned from the 1950s-1990s and he received CMA nominations over the course of four decades. Reed earned the nickname "The Guitar Man" because of his fingerstyle picking. (more...)
Westbrook closes in on NBA history with 40th triple-double Westbrook closes in on NBA history with 40th triple-double
- April 06, 2017

Tonight's the night for Westbrook. This is a big game that Bucks fans need to watch. "I thought we were making the right decisions", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. As you can see above, he went 5-for-11 in that quarter, including 3-of-6 from three-point range while his teammates went 1-for-6 for three points with a shockingly-bad seven turnovers . (more...)
Senate heads to Gorsuch confirmation vote Friday
- April 06, 2017

In voting to "go nuclear ", Senate Republicans have altered longstanding Senate rules to enable the confirmation of presidential nominees for the Supreme Court with a simple 51-majority vote. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised his serious concerns over changing the rules saying, "What we are poised to do at the end of this week will have tremendous consequences and I fear that some day we will regret what we're about to do". (more...)
EPA Refuses to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops
- April 06, 2017

EPA previously said that exposure to chlorpyrifos from food and drinking water poses a human health risk, citing neurotoxicity concerns. "EPA's refusal to ban this risky pesticide is unconscionable", said Patti Goldman, an attorney at Earthjustice . (more...)
Trump's security adviser reaffirms plan to deploy missile defence system - Seoul
- April 06, 2017

President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week, raising speculation that it might have been timed to get their attention. While China opposes the deployment of a USA military anti-ballistic missile system to North Korea, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday called for de-escalation of tensions. (more...)
Curry scores 42, Warriors clinch West with win over Suns
- April 06, 2017

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (knee) has been medically cleared for Saturday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. And yet the young, still slow-starting Suns, came roaring back and behind some spectacular offense and suddenly horrid shooting by the Warriors (who shot 5-21 from the field in the quarter for 23.8%) and Phoenix almost turned the table on outscoring their bay-side opponents 34-17. (more...)
North Korea's latest Missile Test amidst US-China talks
- April 06, 2017

But Beijing is wary of putting too much pressure on North Korea for fear of the unpredictable consequences if the regime collapses. The missile in North Korea's latest launch didn't fly very far, but it may have been the second test of a technology that worries experts. (more...)
Bannon removed from National Security Council
- April 06, 2017

So the official story is that Bannon was there to watch over then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has since been forced to resign over his Russian Federation connections. The president also downgraded the role on the security council of his homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert . And per Politico , the person who convinced Bannon to stay was mega-donor Rebekah Mercer, who reportedly told the Trump adviser that this was a "long-term play". (more...)
Author Defends Gorsuch From Plagiarism Accusations
- April 06, 2017

As Neil Gorsuch awaits a confirmation vote for a seat on the Supreme Court, BuzzFeed News and Politico report that the federal appellate judge appeared to " copy " or " borrow " from other writers in his written works. Gorsuch apparently cited the sources used by the article's author, Abigail Lawlis Kuzma , while copying her verbiage almost word for word without crediting her. (more...)
US chief strategist Bannon removed from National Security Council
- April 06, 2017

Gen. Mike Flynn, the national security adviser who resigned last month. In addition to keeping an eye on Mr. Flynn, an anonymous official told the New York Times that Bannon was to "de-operationalize" the NSC after the Obama administration. (more...)
Susan Rice on MSNBC: The Lady Doth Protest Too Much
- April 06, 2017

Or maybe it's not sexism or racism, but the fact that Rice - with her clear history of dishonest public statements - has totally altered her story. There's no equivalence between so-called unmasking and leaking. Rice asserted that information was "absolutely not for any political objective, to spy, expose, anything". "Yes, I think ." He did not indicate what crime he felt she might have committed . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Fooled With A Photo Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Fooled With A Photo
- April 06, 2017

This feature allows the phone to stream audio to two Bluetooth headsets or speakers simultaneously, while still allowing users to control each device. It's a simple alternative and convenient method of unlocking your phone. The video raises serious questions about the security of the new devices - and it seems that this isn't an isolated incident. (more...)
Peering into black holes using an Earth-sized telescope Peering into black holes using an Earth-sized telescope
- April 06, 2017

The inset shows X-rays in the region around Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's heart. Some estimates even indicate that the black hole could be as small as the distance between Mercury and the Sun, just 28 million miles (46 million km). (more...)
First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland
- April 06, 2017

But the Prime Minister has made clear that "now is not the time" after the Scottish people expressed their desire to stay in the union in 2014. Ms Sturgeon told BBC Scotland: "It is absolutely essential that if the will of the Scottish Parliament is for a referendum then that should be respected". (more...)
The Trump campaign surveillance and unmasking The Trump campaign surveillance and unmasking
- April 06, 2017

Trump also suggested other officials in former President Barack Obama's administration may also have been involved, but provided no evidence to back his claims. Moreover, she and her partisans insist, seeking and achieving this "unmasking" (from either the director of the National Security Agency or the FBI ) was entirely within her legal right as national-security adviser. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Secretly Met With Cecile Richards
- April 06, 2017

Reports of the meeting are a notable development at a time when the First Daughter and White House employee has been accused of being complicit in policies perceived by critics as anti-woman . Secret meetings appear to be one of the stories du jour about President Donald Trump's administration this week. "The goal of the meeting, from Cecile's point of view, was to make sure that Ivanka fully understood what Planned Parenthood does, how it is funded, and why it would be a bad idea for ... (more...)
Teesta agreement unlikely during Sheikh Hasina's visit Teesta agreement unlikely during Sheikh Hasina's visit
- April 06, 2017

In 1983, an ad-hoc water sharing agreement was reached between India and Bangladesh, whereby both countries were allocated 39% and 36% of the water flow respectively. Discussions on different issues including the Teesta water sharing and Ganges Barrage project are scheduled to be held in the meeting, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting Indian government officials. (more...)
Trump defends US TV host accused of sexual harassment
- April 06, 2017

A handful of consumer advocacy and media watchdog groups on Wednesday called on Fox to fire O'Reilly, while President Donald Trump told the New York Times that he didn't think O'Reilly had done anything wrong. They're taking a look at them because this really is a sexual harassment enterprise. Initially a sometime critic of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, O'Reilly and fellow Fox host Sean Hannity have become nonstop nightly Trump advocates and attack dogs toward the ... (more...)
Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit
- April 06, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to add another feather in her record-breaking cap. Whitson is poised to continue her record-breaking streak and is just a few weeks away from surpassing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams' record for the most time spent in space by a USA astronaut. (more...)
NASA tests new astronaut zip line escape at Cape Canaveral NASA tests new astronaut zip line escape at Cape Canaveral
- April 06, 2017

It's very similar to the zip line that will be used by NASA scientists on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket. A zip line is typically a tourist attraction, but the zip line at the Royal Gorge outside of Canon City, Colorado is space-like. (more...)

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