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ACC Tournament Predictions: Will Virginia knock off Notre Dame? 3/9/17 ACC Tournament Predictions: Will Virginia knock off Notre Dame? 3/9/17
- March 10, 2017

Still, the Cardinals had a chance to tie it late, but Quentin Snider missed a shot with 4 seconds left. No. 2 seed FSU advanced with a 74-68 victory over Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals on Thursday night behind 17 points from Dwayne Bacon and an 18-1 second half run. (more...)
Rand Paul calls the GOP's Obamacare replacement 'dead on arrival'
- March 10, 2017

If Senate Democrats stand united and just three Republicans join them, the Republican bill would die in the Senate. AFP said it would have its supporters at lawmakers' town hall meetings that now are being populated by constituents who oppose efforts to take away their health care benefits. (more...)
EU leaders, minus Britain, mull bloc's future EU leaders, minus Britain, mull bloc's future
- March 10, 2017

But the other 27 leaders had made no secret on arrival at the summit that they were exasperated by Warsaw's tactics and even Kaczynski's closest allies, like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, had pledged support to Tusk. Poland's hostility may push it to a vote - but then Mr Tusk is still likely to win by a qualified majority. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his full backing to the election result, saying "all the rules" had been respected. (more...)
US Adds 235000 New Jobs in February US Adds 235000 New Jobs in February
- March 10, 2017

Construction companies added 58,000 jobs, for instance, the biggest increase in a recovery that begin in mid-2009. The decline of 0.2 percentage points from the previous month brought the unemployment rate down to a number not seen since January 2015. (more...)
Barcelona produced the greatest comeback in Champions League history to beat PSG Barcelona produced the greatest comeback in Champions League history to beat PSG
- March 10, 2017

It is history. We want to keep going on. Both teams faced seemingly impossible tasks. but both teams were also the ones you would bet on pulling off the impossible. Enrique spoke on Friday of the "relief" at ending speculation over his future. But Neymar took to Snapchat following Barca's 6-1 win to re-post the picture with five crying with laughter emoticons. (more...)
Nude photo sharing scandal expands through the military Nude photo sharing scandal expands through the military
- March 10, 2017

Numerous reports surrounding the Facebook group titled "Marines United" note that the original "Marines United" group has been removed from Facebook. Military officials and congressional leaders have been quick to denounce the activities of the Marines United members. "Things may seem to get worse before they get better; Marines will attack this problem head-on and continue to get better". (more...)
Kevin Durant Has Been Shooting From a Chair Since His Knee Injury Kevin Durant Has Been Shooting From a Chair Since His Knee Injury
- March 10, 2017

But Bradley felt the Warriors tiring. In the two games against Golden State this season, LaVine had 31 points on 13-of-24 shooting (5 for 12 on 3-pointers) at Oracle Arena and 25 points on 5-for-9 3-point shooting at Target Center. "We just made it tough on them", said Thomas, who led the Celtics with 25 points. When Thompson sat midquarter, Curry took over for the rest of the third, notching 11 points of his own. (more...)
Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in scoring in Wednesday's loss Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in scoring in Wednesday's loss
- March 10, 2017

Maybe the C's dug deep and remembered how they were able to emerge from the depths of Oracle with a win last season. "I feel better", Kevin Durant said during his 10-minute news conference. "With the weapons we have, even with a guy down, we're still capable of doing some good things", Andre Iguodala told reporters after scoring 24 points off the bench in Monday's 119-111 win over Atlanta. (more...)
Hameed Ali Senate summons Customs boss, says he 'must appear in uniform' Hameed Ali Senate summons Customs boss, says he 'must appear in uniform'
- March 10, 2017

Senator Na'Allah, who moved the motion, said the Customs must maintain the status quo until the Controller-General of Nigerian Customs Service appeared before the relevant committees of the upper legislative chamber to explain the rationale behind the policy. (more...)
China accuses U.S. of having bad human rights problems China accuses U.S. of having bad human rights problems
- March 10, 2017

The report, titled " The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016 ", was released by the Information Office of the State Council on Thursday. On Thursday China's State Council Information Office released a human rights report on the US, noting that while that country continues to act as "the judge of human rights" it continues to ignore its own "terrible problems". (more...)
Barack Obama Furious Over Trump's Wiretapping Allegations
- March 10, 2017

Adding, "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October , just prior to Election!". "Congress must get to the bottom of President Trump's recent allegation", according to the Senators, who are also leaders of a congressional inquiry into Russia's alleged efforts to sway the USA election. (more...)
Detectives: Father-In-Law Killed Suisun City Woman After She Was 'Disrespectful' Detectives: Father-In-Law Killed Suisun City Woman After She Was 'Disrespectful'
- March 10, 2017

Police say they received multiple reports around 9:46 a.m. Tuesday of a possible dead body in the garage of a home on the 800 block of Bluebill Way. There were three other individuals inside the home around the time of Bibi's death, including her 2-year-old son, her mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Amarjit Singh, 63. (more...)
House Leaders Worried Trump Breaking Law By Deleting Tweets
- March 10, 2017

Under the act of Congress, all official records of presidents and vice presidents must be preserved. Established in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, the legislation requires the preservation of official records of USA presidents and vice presidents. (more...)
Britons should retain European Union rights after Brexit, Verhofstadt tells BBC
- March 10, 2017

Kenny had met with May for a 30 minute bilateral on Thursday, before May left Brussels, not attending the Friday session. "We have serious concerns about the future of these transactions once the Brexit is implemented, and current legislation needs to be adjusted in order to ensure that supervision of euro derivatives falls under the responsibility of European Union institutions", Balz said. (more...)
Some Daesh leaders abandon Syria's Raqqa ahead of upcoming offensive
- March 10, 2017

The deployment to Syria is similar to one in early 2016, when 200 Marines established a fire base in northern Iraq to support Iraqi troops pushing northward toward Mosul. This week's deployment is just the latest commitment to that aim. The expeditionary unit's ground force, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, will man the guns and deliver fire support for US-backed local forces who are preparing an assault on the city. (more...)
US Marines arrive in Syria to join anti-IS war
- March 10, 2017

Friday's military statement says that since the Turkish operation started in August, the joint Turkish and Syrian opposition forces killed as many as 2,647 IS militants and 425 Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria. The deployment comes days after a convoy of USA troops crossed into Syria from Iraqi Kurdistan. The U.S. has also moved troops into Minbij, in an apparent effort to deter further Turkish attacks on the SDF, which is Washington's main ally on the ground in the war against Islamic ... (more...)
Minority Sikhs: the latest victims of hate crimes in USA Minority Sikhs: the latest victims of hate crimes in USA
- March 10, 2017

Kent police and the FBI planned to hold a Thursday afternoon news conference on the investigation into the shooting of a Sikh man. Rai, who was struck in the arm and is recovering, told police that he got into an argument with the masked assailant. (more...)
BJP mocks Akhilesh Yadav's statement, calls it weakness of SP-Cong. Alliance
- March 10, 2017

Though the BJP had won 177 seats, Congress and Janata Dal extended support to the SP-BSP alliance, which resulted in the anointment of Mulayam Singh Yadav as the Chief Minister of the state. The Times Now - VMR poll predicts the BJP will get between 190 to 210 seats, the upper end of which will get the party past the half-way mark. Akhilesh's open-ended answer on the BSP came in response to a question on his possible course of action after the results are announced on Saturday. (more...)
Syria: US sending 400 troops to bolster Raqqa offensive against Islamic State
- March 10, 2017

Though the US has been hoping to include both Turkey and the battle-hardened Kurdish forces, Yildirim insisted Turkey wouldn't be part of any operation including the Syrian Kurdish force known as the YPG, considered by Ankara to be terrorists who threaten Turkey's security. (more...)
ACLU file complaint over Jeff Sessions Russia meeting denial during Senate hearing ACLU file complaint over Jeff Sessions Russia meeting denial during Senate hearing
- March 10, 2017

Mr Sessions, a former Alabama senator, was accused of lying under oath after he denied having two conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in July and September of past year during his Senate confirmation hearings. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) - "Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?" Hewitt asked Sessions if he would be open to appointing an outside counsel to review the ... (more...)