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Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl"

Though not all art is initially given a warm welcome by the community and may even raise controversy, most people were pretty psyched to find out that NYC's "Fearless Girl" statue would be standing her ground for longer than expected. While the statue has garnered favorable worldwide attention for its message of female empowerment , 76-year-old sculptor Di Modica is reportedly not a fan.

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Apple Inc. allowed to road test self-driving vehicles in California

According to USA Today , Apple has been rumored to have aspirations of working on driverless vehicle technology for quite a while now. Almost 25 companies have been granted permission by California DMV for self-driving vehicles. Many companies have said the first self-driving cars will launch in 2020, but some experts believe it may take much longer due to regulatory challenges.

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Pence says USA commitment to South Korea stronger than ever

Pence", Pence said. "The President and his military team are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". The status of the North Korean underground nuclear test program is unchanged, a senior USA defense official told CNN, and a test could come at any time.

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Apple joins driverless auto test applicants

By obtaining clearance from California's Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple is signaling that it is serious about pushing forward with self-driving technology despite reports last fall that it was scaling back its ambitions, reports the Washington Post .

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Number of passengers denied boarding a flight doubled in past 1 year

United Airlines failed to remove Dr David Dao's luggage from a flight they dragged him off and then sent it to the wrong address, his lawyer says. The incident was said to have happened on the same day that Vietnamese-American passenger Dr David Dao was knocked unconscious and forcibly removed from his flight.

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China's Ant Financial raises offer for MoneyGram to $1.2 billion

This will peg the deal at $1.2 billion. "We look forward to joining forces with MoneyGram, which will add valuable cross-border remittance capabilities to the Ant Financial ecosystem, serving our more than 630 million users globally". Some provisions, such fees to be paid if the deal falls apart, have changed to match the increased value of the new offer. It represents a premium of approximately 64 percent to MoneyGram's volume weighted average share price over the prior three month period ...

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'This will never happen again on a United flight': CEO

Passengers agree to a litany of terms in any airline's "contract of carriage", which they agree to when purchasing a ticket. On Wednesday, 21 Senate Democrats demanded a more-detailed account of the incident from Munoz. The department released the following statement: "The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) continues reviewing the details surrounding the incident".

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Apple granted self-driving test permit

Apple is now among the thirty or so companies that have a permit to test self-driving cars in the State of California. The permit was granted on April 14, 2017. Although it has never openly acknowledged it is looking into building an electric vehicle, Apple has recruited dozens of auto experts in recent years, and the permit puts the company bit a head on any possible plan.

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Steve Johnson wins US Men's Clay Court Championship in three sets

At 6-5 in the tiebreak Johnson struck another go-for-broke forehand victor to win the title. Making his debut at the tournament, Brazilian eighth seed Bellucci rallied to beat Ernesto Escobedo 5-7 6-4 6-2 in Houston on Saturday. "I wasn't cramping, but I was so exhausted that I couldn't think to win the match". The cramping intensified with Johnson serving at 5/5, 40/30, and the American appeared barely able to stand.

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Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

Westbrook had played all 80 of the Thunder's games this season. Get ready. This will be the new " Houston , you have a problem". Beverley isn't a well-known name, yet the 28-year-old guard averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game during the regular season, with the Rockets seeing their net rating jump from plus-3.4 to plus-7.3 when Beverley was on the court.

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Human rights of youth tied to jeep has been violated: Omar Abdullah

Images from media and politician Omar Abdullah corroborate claims that the video was filmed in Beerwah, and that the forces involved were Indian. Terrorists use human shields (stone-pelters) to escape and Separatists use young children to be at the forefront while pelting stones during clashes in order to ensure that their shops remain open.

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Nepal President arrives on India visit

Bhandari between April 17 and 21. Her delegation includes Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Peace and Reconstruction Minister Sita Devi Yadav, five women MPs and senior officials. "The visit will give us an excellent opportunity to review all aspects of our wide-ranging partnership with Nepal". Tomorrow, she will attend a business event organised by industry chambers CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.

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Air India mulls fine up to Rs.15 lakh on unruly fliers

But the airline management led by chairman Ashwani Lohani is keen to protect the interests of employees and is working on a number of steps to tackle unruly passengers. On March 23, Gaikwad, reportedly irked over being alloted an economy seat, slapped an Air India staff member using his chappals. As part of a larger framework to deal with rogue passengers who could create ruckus on board, the state carrier is also planning to release a list of "no-flyers".

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Minnesota senators press United Airlines on dragged passenger

The backlash from the incident resonated around the world, with social media users in the United States, China and Vietnam calling for boycott of the No.3 USA carrier by passenger traffic and an end to the practice of overbooking flights. The department said it is continuing its investigation into the incident. "That's why I've asked the Trump administration to stop the overbooking until we set some more, different rules about how the airlines can conduct themselves".

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Rudy Gobert Injures Knee 13 Seconds Into Playoff Career

Beyond that, if they are able to bounce back and win this series, they'll have to face that reality that a blown game 1 is the reason that yet another first-round opponent will drag them to a 7th game. Johnson's shot not only swiped home-court advantage, it laid bare Utah's biggest advantage over LA in the match-up: comfort amidst adversity. With Gobert out for the game, his status for the remainder of the series up in the air and Gordon Hayward and Rodney Hood both struggling to shoot the ...

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Japan PM strongly urges North Korea to refrain from further provocative actions

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMcCain raises doubts United States sabotaged North Korean missile launch McCain: North Korea "first real test" for Trump Sunday shows preview: McMaster hits circuit for second straight week MORE (R-Ariz.) dismissed the possibility that the USA hacked North Korea's nuclear missile test , leading to its failed launch.

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Are United Airlines Passengers Wearing Crash Helmets?

In addition to all of this, a spokesperson for the airline says that crew members traveling on a flight must be booked on that aircraft 60 minutes prior to departure. Video surfaced following the incident of Dao being forcibly removed from his seat and dragged down the aisle. Later, Munoz said: "No one should ever be mistreated this way".

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Reveal A Semi Truck In September

In outlining Tesla's master plan last July, Musk said he believed all-electric heavy-duty trucks were sorely needed. To compensate, it has raised a total of $1.2 billion in fresh capital this year by selling common shares and convertible notes, with the sum exceeding the company's target from earlier this week to raise $1 billion.

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Tax return deadline is Tuesday, April 18

A tax attorney will be able to recommend to you whether you should file for an extension or can complete your return by the normal filing deadline. The deadline to file your taxes is April 18. For example, for someone who owes $1,000, the failure-to-pay penalty starts at just $5 per month, but the penalty for failing to file a return starts at $50 per month and thus maxes out very quickly.

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Here's why overbooking flights is actually a good thing

United Airlines has changed its rule on commuting employees boarding its flights while not on duty after an incident which saw a passenger dragged off an overbooked flight in Chicago . Passengers said the offers stopped at $800. A spokeswoman for the airline told BuzzFeed News it became effective immediately. But even then, 44 percent said they'd rather fly with American Airlines.

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Star Wars Rebels' 4th season confirmed to be last

EA Motive, the studio helmed by former Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond, was in charge of the single player components of game, and Lucasfilm helped create the new characters and storyline. While there will be more of the original trilogy material in the game, Battlefront II will also include battles and heroes from the prequels and new trilogies as well.

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Church to hold Easter egg hunt

Peter Rabbit are among the fun activities to partake in. Guests arrived in luxury vehicles throughout the early afternoon. As the egg hunters cleared the field, volunteers from the church, BSA and Thrivent worked hard to restock the field for each heat.

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Hundreds march against far-right French presidential hopeful

An Ipsos-Sopra Sterna poll predicted Friday that independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and Le Pen would each get 22 percent of the vote in the first round, while far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon - another fierce critic of the European Union - would receive 20 percent and conservative François Fillon 19 percent, according to Reuters .

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Sculptor of Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' wants 'Fearless Girl' statue removed

The artist said his sculpture, which was installed in 1989, symbolises "freedom, world peace, strength, power and love". The new figure became an attraction itself and had people signing up in petitions to have the "Fearless Girl" stay in its place permanently.

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Iran opens new South Pars gas field phases worth $20 bln

In a ceremony carried live on state television President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five new projects which officials said would put Iran on an equal footing with Qatar in exploiting the offshore gas field, which Tehran calls South Pars and Doha calls North Dome.

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President Trump says Tax Day protesters were paid

The non-profit Electronic Privacy Information Centre filed a suit on Saturday over Mr Trump's tax returns, citing a provision in Internal Revenue Service regulations that allows their release. "I'm really mad because he made Barack Obama produce his birth certificate, and he's not even producing his tax returns". "If he thinks he can get away with playing king, he's got another thought coming", Waters said.

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United says it is offering compensation to all passengers on flight

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has confirmed that the company will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers. On Monday, United Airlines' CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement describing the incident as an "upsetting event".

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Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

As of midday Sunday, BP's well was still leaking and authorities hoped to provide an update later in the day on their efforts to contain it, said Candice Bressler, a spokeswoman with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, or ADEC.

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Trump strategy on NKorea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement'

In the end, however, they settled on a policy that appears to represent continuity. The Associated Press cited unidentified US officials saying that the current focus of the new policy is on ramping up pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, the North's main benefactor, a strategy that Trump has long advocated.

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Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

But if the Rockets' 118-87 Game 1 beating of Oklahoma City on Sunday night was any indication, this is definitely a point in Westbrook's favor. Beverley's performance was nothing new to Harden, who has had a front row seat to his work for years.

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Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

He announced that Tesla would be unveiling an semi truck in September and a pickup truck in 18 to 24 months. He even does not see Tesla making money from its upcoming Model 3 saying that they won't be able to make money out of a auto that is being sold for $35,000.

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Trump administration says no US trading partners manipulate currency

As it turned out, this was exactly the case as investors waited to see what might transpire in the Korean peninsula, where the sabre-rattling from the North has been rising in magnitude after the U.S. The reclusive regime has also tested high-thrust rocket engines for a potential intercontinental ballistic missile, and it looks like the North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

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Pence calls United States commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

The United States, South Korea and other countries have vowed to apply more pressure on the North, but so far nothing has worked to stop Pyongyang's nuclear programme. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave upon their arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017 . US officials told CNN they did not believe the missile had intercontinental capabilities, and blew up nearly immediately after launch.

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United Airlines Changes Policy After 'Horrific' Passenger Ordeal

United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already on board and airplane. David Dao, who suffered a concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth in the incident last Sunday, was forcibly removed from a flight to make way for a United crew member.

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United Airlines changes policy after passenger's forceful remov

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers who are already seated on a plane. 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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