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Pope off to maximum-security prison for foot washing ritual

Francis said a Mass for the 70 inmates of the prison, a 16th century fortress at Paliano 75 km south of Rome . There are 70 inmates at the prison and nearly all are Mafia members who have collaborated with police and prosecutors in exchange for shorter prison terms.

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LIST: Easter Egg Hunt events around central Indiana

It's Easter time in Indianapolis again. The Bethesda Worship Center will hold their Easter Carnival and Egg Run starting at 11am at their building and at 1pm Walmart will have a hunt as well. Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt and Cinnamon Swirl Pancake Fundraiser for the Idaho Civil Air Patrol will be Saturday.

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Airtel offers up to 30 GB free data for 3 months

Similarly by paying Rs 509, Jio Prime subscribers would be able to avail 2GB of 4G data per day for the next 84 days. Nor are the companies openly publicising such offers on their website as stipulated, it said. Both the plans give 1GB data per day for 70 days. For instance, travelers to Singapore, Airtel is offering daily pack for Rs 499 including unlimited incoming calls, free data, SMS and calls to India.

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Nintendo Set New Records With Switch's First Month Of US Sales

This, unsurprisingly, makes it the fastest selling Zelda game in Nintendo's history, too. NPD's data accounts only for USA sales, but the current global estimate puts March Switch totals at 2.4 million consoles sold. How do you sell more copies than Switch units? There are also concerns that the smaller console wouldn't work with existing Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, thus making half of the Switch accessory market off-limits to Switch Mini owners.

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A Nintendo Switch Mini will launch in 2019, analysts predict

This smaller version of the Nintendo Switch could "possibly" be called the Nintendo Switch Mini, says the group, which also predicts that it will sell 6.7 million units of the console through March 2019, though the analysts didn't suggest a price.

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Donald Trump's administration says no US trading partners are currency manipulators

The report came after China data showed its surplus with the US was almost unchanged in the first quarter compared to a year earlier at $49.6 billion, and cited China's market protection as an impediment to a balanced trade relationship. The report also criticized Japan for failing to do more to stimulate domestic demand and thereby increase sales of USA and other foreign goods. But on Wednesday, he backed away from that promise in a Wall Street Journal interview.

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Uber's revenue hits $6.5 billion in 2016, still has large loss

The company's losses exclude its China business, which it sold last summer to competitor Didi Chuxing. Uber has burned through approximately $8 billion in eight years, Bloomberg reports , though Uber said it still has about $7 billion in cash, "along with an untapped $2.3 billion credit facility".

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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers' private data

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has repealed the landmark internet privacy rule that protected the internet users from what the internet providers (IPs) could do with the customers' private information, such as selling them to the Government.

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Tax deadline pushed to Tuesday

Websites on tax issues say the number of USA taxpayers who self prepare and efile their own tax returns has grown every year since this became possible. Check only one filing status and the appropriate exemption boxes. Do-It-Yourself tax filers often must sign and validate e-filed tax returns by entering the prior-year amount.

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$0.94 EPS Expected for Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) This Quarter

Exxon Mobil Co. has a one year low of $80.31 and a one year high of $95.55. Vetr raised shares of Exxon Mobil from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $87.64 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil will post $3.94 earnings per share for the current year.

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Government officially introduces legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis

An accompanying piece of legislation would also strengthen impaired-driving laws to combat critics' arguments that legalized pot would lead to increased traffic deaths. "On the plus side is that distributors and retailers must maintain their paperwork.(however) the retail market for cannabis in Nanaimo is very huge.I don't feel comfortable that the license producers are prepared for the demand that's going to come there way".

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Maple Leafs face daunting Capitals in opening round

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock looks up at the scoreboard during third period against the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Washington , Thursday, April 13, 2017. "From our own team, I know the players (well), and I know the situation good". "We showed we can play with these guys", Andersen said. "That's what leaders do".

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Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai Dump O'Reilly Amid Harassment Allegations

The New York Times reports that six more marketers pulled their advertising from his program, bringing the total to eight that have suspended their sponsorship in the past 24 hours. Spokespeople from some of the companies involved confirmed their decisions to the Hollywood Reporter, citing the New York Times investigation and the companies' commitments to diversity.

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United Airlines Changes Policies Following Airplane Incident

After the incident triggered worldwide outrage, United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz apologized to Dao, his family and its customers, saying the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights.

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Elon Musk: Tesla Semi-Trucks Coming Soon

However, replacing diesel with electric trucks is going to be a long and challenging task in order to pull through, as what industry analysts said. The noted that Tesla Semi, as it was referred then, will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of transport while increasing safety.

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Elon Musk confirms Tesla truck debut in September

Musk said in a conference call in August that Tesla would reveal a mini-bus and semi-truck in six-to-nine months . The Tesla CEO did add that the company's engineers have done an "amazing job" on it and that the vehicle is "seriously next level".

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Trump son-in-law Kushner withheld Russian Federation meetings on security form

The boring buzz beneath President Donald Trump's meeting with the Chinese president, the bombing of Syria, and the Senate battle over Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been from rumors of a West Wing shake-up. But Bannon has his own core of supporters outside the White House. The insider said: "Things are happening, but it's very unclear the president's willing to pull that trigger".

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Wisconsin Senators look to restore internet privacy regulation

Comcast also plans to revise its privacy policy , Lewis wrote to make it more clear that the company doesn't sell customers' individual web browsing information and doesn't share sensitive information unless customers have affirmatively opted into such an agreement.

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Wells Fargo to take back additional $75m from former execs after investigation

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said Monday the Wells Fargo board's decision to claw back $75 million in compensation from two ex-executives it blames for much of the company's sales scandal is a "positive step", but falls short. The report casts her as a powerful and insular leader who focused obsessively on sales targets and turned a blind eye to signs managers and employees were cheating to meet them.

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Easter Egg Hunt In Brownsville

Ten minutes later, they were all gone. Grandmother Barbara Showalter said she was happy for him. Chris Magdaleno, 6, of Cottage Hills, revealed his strategy before the hunt commenced. Demetrius and Dena Howard brought their daughter, Dominique (8), to participate in the egg hunt . Normally the field is laden with touchdowns and soccer goals but on Saturday, City Park Stadium field in Clawson was lined with Easter eggs filled with treats.

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North Korea: Japan warns of Sarin missile threat

Tension has risen since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to a deadly gas attack, raising concerns about U.S. Wang says China would be willing to help facilitate efforts by the sides to reach out to each other in whatever form that takes. Trump tweeted Tuesday that the North was "looking for trouble" and if China didn't do its part to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the USA could handle it alone.

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Passenger bitten by scorpion in new United Airlines scandal

On Friday, a United spokeswoman said the airline changed its policy to require traveling employees to book a flight at least 60 minutes before departure. The internet was furious at United Airlines this past weekend after troubling footage surfaced of a passenger being dragged from his seat and removed from the plane.

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Trump picks critic to lead Ex-Im Bank he once opposed

Trump's about-face on the export bank comes after meeting on Tuesday with former Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney, who left the company past year but oversaw the corporation's aggressive lobbying effort in support of the bank in 2015.

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Russian Federation watching Korea tension with great concern

Regarding prospects for war, Han said, "If the USA comes with reckless military maneuvers, then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike". "Whatever comes from the United States, we will cope with it". Adding to speculations about using military force against North Korea, the USA deployed its largest conventional bomb in Afghanistan yesterday, in a move interpreted as a warning to Pyongyang.

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Trump's strategist Bannon loses seat on National Security Council

In February, Senator Heinrich led a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis questioning the reorganization of the NSC to include Bannon as a regular attendee of NSC Principals Committee. In a tweet Wednesday, Republican Represenative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida described Bannon's removal as "welcome news". Bannon had fulfilled the goal of his inclusion on the committee and was no longer needed, thus his removal.

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This Easter is expected to bring record spending

A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation is predicting record-setting Easter spending this year with a projected total of $18.4 billion in spending for the Christian holiday. After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. While MI retailers won't be stocking chocolate eggs, the good weather over the long weekend, coupled with the fact that it falls after the national payday, means more shoppers are set to take to the high street to spend their hard earned cash.

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Lawyer: Dragged passenger will need reconstructive surgery

The incident happened on Sunday, the same day that passenger Dr David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines flight that was overbooked. United Airlines randomly selected Dao, 69, and three other customers - who had already paid - to give up their seats for four of their employees.

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Trump Signs Bill Letting Internet Service Providers Sell User Browsing Data

Supporters of the privacy measure argued that the company that sells an internet connection can see even more about consumers, such as every website they visit and whom they exchange emails with, information that would be particularly useful for advertisers and marketers.

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United Airlines Changes Its Policy On Displacing Customers

The company did announce a new policy Friday that all crew traveling on one of the company's aircraft must receive their seat assignment at least an hour before departure, a measure that could have helped prevent the situation on the Sunday flight.

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PV Sindhu reaches second round of Singapore Open

Srikanth smashed past Chinese fifth seed Shi Yuqi 21-14, 21-16 in 36 minutes to set-up a last four clash against Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who won against Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-14. After the exit of compatriot PV Sindhu yesterday, Sai and Kidambi Srikanth are the only Indian representatives remaining in Singapore and a possible all-Indian title match on Sunday will spur the former to be at his best later today.

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16 hurt in train station stampede

Panicked screams were followed by a stampede of travelers at Penn Station Friday during the peak of the rush hour commute, when Amtrak police attempted to detain two men for disobeying orders. Multiple law enforcement sources say Amtrak Police deployed a Taser to subdue and arrest an emotionally disturbed person on the Amtrak level. Some people thought the pop of the Taser was a gun.

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2 garlands for Amit Shah, BJP intent clear?

The Dalits constitute over 17 per cent of the state's electorate and have never been traditional voters of the saffron party, which is now wooing them aggressively. He would spend the night at the Raj Bhavan. The session is being seen as an event to chalk out the party's strategy to push its boundary to the eastern region, where Assam has already been annexed and Odisha and West Bengal still remain out of reach.

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Women fight for equal pay

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas women average only 79 cents for every dollar men earn to perform the same work. Businesses with over 250 employees must publish data on the pay gap between their male and female employees within the next year, after a new United Kingdom law has come into effect.

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Local women talk wage gap on Equal Pay Day

This means that on average, women in the United States had to work all of 2016 plus this far into 2017 to catch up to what men earned a year ago. Voluntary, private and public organizations with 250 or more employees will have to reveal any gender discrepancies in staff pay by April next year.

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Asian shares mostly lower as North Korean tensions simmer

Trump's warning came as a USA naval strike group headed towards the Korean peninsula, a show of force that prompted the nuclear-armed North to declare it was "ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US". The Nasdaq composite index added 3.11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,880.93. The stock climbed 69 cents, or 7.2 percent, to $10.29. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX edged 0.1 percent lower to 12,194 and the CAC 40 of France was 0.2 percent higher at 5,116.


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