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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis

Shaw grew up listening to Christian rap, and started to listen to more well-known rappers such as Kendrick Lemar and Chance the Rapper only two years ago. While he'd previously considered it just a hobby, it was his mother who suggested he write a rap thesis. His friends supplied numerous beats, while he taught himself how to mix the tracks into a polished product.

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In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

United States president Donald Trump dances with a sword in hand during the welcome ceremony at Saudi Arabia. The president listed Hamas along with Islamic State, al-Qaida and Hezbollah as the world's leading terrorist organizations responsible for a "humanitarian and security disaster" of "epic proportions".

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Merkel's Conservatives Win Elections in Socialist Rival's Traditional Heartland

SPD state premier Hannelore Kraft quickly conceded defeat and said she would stand down as her party's local leader, which analysts called an attempt to shield Schulz from the fallout. Within minutes of the polls closing, the state's governor resigned, saying she took "personal responsibility for the defeat". "I am convinced that for the past seven years, step by step, we have helped this state move forward", Kraft said in the state capital, Düsseldorf.

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Oil rises on expectation of extended, possibly deepened output cut

While news of a proposal for a nine-month extension of output cuts helped send prices to a two-week high on Monday, crude remains stuck near $50 a barrel, less than half the level traded in 2014. "But it obviously is a challenge for the global market and a renewed threat to OPEC and their designs of keeping prices up", John Kilduff of Again Capital said.

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Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

A Rouhani loss could have slowed deal-making, especially with foreign investors wary of hard-liners' emphasis on economic self-reliance. This time there was no Rafsanjani; Mr. In contrast to its leadership, Iran's population is one of the most pro-American in the Middle East. In return, Raisi accused Rouhani and his administration of damaging the Iranian economy and allying with the West.

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U.S. foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals which accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist militias aligned to their competing sects of Islam in war zones across the Middle East. Iran's hardline-led security and military bodies operate separately to the presidency and are close to the country's ultimate authority - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

Kim said there's also a possibility that the North is conducting engine tests and other experiments as it pushes for the development of a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the USA mainland. According to the Daily Mail, Kim Dong-yub, who is an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, believes that "if North Korea did indeed fire the Pukguksong-2 again, it might be part of attempts to stabilize the system before operationally deploying the ...

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Ford to replace CEO Mark Fields with James Hakett

In addition to Fields, Ford's Vice President (VP) of Communications, Ray Day will also be leaving the company and will be replaced by Mark Truby, who is now the VP of communications of Ford's Asia-Pacific operations. Investors also worry that Ford is falling behind its rivals. Fierce US rival General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, with 238 miles of range, went on sale a year ago.

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Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government

On Thursday night, federal senator Derryn Hinch outlined details of a letter he wrote to the AFP asking for an investigation. In a post-budget breakfast address to about 100 guests at accounting giants PwC in Canberra , Mr Costello said the government's strategy seemed to be simply to rely on the economy growing, and debt as a share of the economy to fall.

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The Commonwealth has worked out how much the bank levy will cost

Based on Westpac Banking Corporation's balance sheet at 31 March 2017, the announced 0.06 per cent (or 6 basis point) Levy would apply to approximately $615 billion of Westpac's liabilities ('Impacted liabilities'). Westpac stated this equates to around 8 cents per share in the first full year of the levy, and 4.3 per cent of dividends paid - based on its full-year dividends of 188 cents per share in 2016.

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Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity. The Australian chair of one of the world's largest iron ore producers recently made the largest ever donation by a living Australian to a range of charitable causes.

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Ottawa reconsiders Boeing purchases amid accusations against Bombardier

But the prime minister refused to discuss what other options the Liberal government would have if it follows through on its not-so-subtle threat to abandon plans to buy 18 of Boeing's Super Hornet fighter jets. "Today we are at a critical moment, " Conner told the seven-member U.S. International Trade Commission. Delta agreed a year ago to buy up to 75 Bombardier CSeries planes, a deal worth an estimated $5.6 billion based on the list price of about $71.8 million.

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Will seek Arvind Kejriwal's ouster if charges are proved, says Anna Hazare

Police have received a complaint from Mishra and are taking appropriate legal action, said DCP (North) Jatin Narwal. The allegation by Mishra, who was sacked from the AAP dispensation on Saturday night, came amid growing rumblings in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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Congressman Green Calls for Trump Impeachment on House Floor

Other Democrats have repeatedly echoed their thoughts. Then , on Tuesday , news accounts said Trump personally appealed to former FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Homes of P. Chidambaram and Son Karti Searched in Financial Misconduct Probe

INX media was owned by former media man Peter Mukerjea, who's jailed for allegedly killing Sheena Bora along with Indrani Mukerjea. At 3:05 PM: In a statement released by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, he shared that it is all because FIPB approval beneficiaries gave money to the firms belong to P Chidambaram's son.

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Julia Wilson Buys 11425 Shares of Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN) Stock

As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 29. BGEO Group PLC, formerly Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, is a holding company of JSC Bank of Georgia. The stock's market cap is GBX 1.23 billion. The Firm is a real estate investment trust.

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Iran decries new United States sanctions on ballistic missile program

Iran's right to strengthen its military capabilities is not a violation of the country's nuclear agreement with world powers, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Trump expressed his lack of enthusiasm for the nuclear deal brokered under his predecessor Barack Obama in no uncertain terms during the US presidential election campaign when he described undoing it as his "number one priority".

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Passport computer software failure at airports causes delays for global travellers

The systems, known as an Advanced Passenger Processing system, understood to have been provided by global industry-owned SITA are used to check and verify passports on check in, meaning lengthy waits for passengers looking to get through customs and on to worldwide flights.

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'Two-state solution key to solving Palestinian conflict'

Irritated by an Israeli request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Trump on his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - an image that would send the unmistakable signal that the new US administration regards a united Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital - David Berns, a political counselor at the US Consulate in Jerusalem , reportedly responded that the Jewish holy site is in fact "part of the West Bank".

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Morrison budget avoids serious tax reform

The Treasurer said the funding included $13.6 million for building maintenance at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and $3.9 million for the National Film and Sound Archive for capital works and replacement of critical equipment.

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Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

Turkey's ruling party on Sunday reappointed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a almost three year break, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in a controversial referendum on expanding his powers. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he arrives for a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara , Turkey, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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Ford to cut 1400 jobs by the end of this summer

In a statement, Ford said it remains focused on "becoming as lean and efficient as possible" but didn't provide specifics on anticipated cost savings. But investors are clearly anxious that sales in the U.S., Ford's biggest market, are peaking. Ford is pouring billions into developing driverless cars, while sales of its conventional models are struggling to keep pace with rivals including General Motors Co.

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North Korea in new test of medium-range ballistic missile

Sunday's launch took place one week after North Korea carried out one of its most successful missile tests date, sending an intermediate-range missile almost 800 miles. South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a National Security Council meeting to discuss the launch, which his foreign ministry described as "reckless and irresponsible".

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Scottish football records broken as Celtic beat Hearts to end season unbeaten

No team had gone an entire season without defeat since Rangers in 1899. They brought the curtain down on a campaign to forget thanks to goals from Kenny Miller and Jon Toral, with Graham Cummins pulling one back. At that time, a season comprised only 18 games, compared to the current 38. Celtic ended Brendan Rodgers' first Ladbrokes Premiership season as manager with a host of Scottish league records.

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Plane crashes into Los Angeles airport truck after landing

The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate when it collided with the utility truck carrying multiple people who were injured, fire and airport officials said. In a separate incident on Saturday at LAX, another inbound aircraft experienced hydraulic issues. But a statement from the airport said one passenger reported suffering some pain after leaving the aircraft.

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NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

North Korea will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its " hostile policy " toward the country, the country's deputy U.N. "So our effort is to work with the United Nations , work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation".

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Tunnel cave-in leads to Hanford site emergency

A former Energy Department official Bob Alvarez said that the rail cars carry spent fuel from a reactor area long the river to the chemical processing facility, which then extracts risky plutonium and uranium. The tunnels were used to hold rail cars loaded with contaminated equipment during the Cold War. "There's no indication of contamination spread during this event".

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IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS

If Rohit Sharma-led MI will win final against Rising Pune Supergiant, the side will achieve a unique mile stone by becoming the only IPL team to win 3 titles. Along with the world's best finisher - Dhoni -Tiwary took away the game from Mumbai's grasp, milking 41 runs from last 2 overs during first qualifier at Wankhede.

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Plans new package of Venezuela sanctions soon

The aides spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed on the action, which they say could come as early as later in the day. A ruling by the court in late March stripping the opposition-controlled assembly of its remaining powers ignited a deadly wave of unrest.

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Khursheed Shah blames govt over Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict

Aziz claimed that Jadhav was not an ordinary Indian, he was "an officer in the Indian Navy who has also admitted to carrying out espionage activities in Pakistan". The ICJ had in its order indicating provisional measures dismissed Pakistan's arguments related to reservations about the court's jurisdiction, maintainability of petition and urgency of the matter.

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Donald Trump to call on Arab leaders to confront 'Islamist extremism'

Saudi's foreign minister also called Trump's meetings with the Saudi king "the beginning of a turning point" between the United States, Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies. The King of Bahrain also praised the two nations' long-term alliance. Mr Trump said the two countries "have a wonderful relationship" but that "there has been a little strain" and vowed to improve things further.

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Workspace Group plc (WKP) Receives Overweight Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co

This was disclosed in an analyst report on 9 May. The current consensus rating on BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) is Hold (Score: 2.44) with a consensus target price of $372.69 per share, a potential 1,767.17% upside. AZZ's profit will be $15.85 million for 23.81 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:RSA) had its stock rating noted as Neutral by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove.

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GST: Phone bills and cost of buying a new phone to soar

The exempt services will also include animal slaughtering, banks giving loans or deposits and those provided by the veterinary clinics. These exemptions will continue. Non-AC train travel will be exempt and the 5 per cent will be levied on AC travel tickets. This, in effect, lowers the tax incidence on the consumer.

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Paul Ryan Calls For More Information On Comey Memo

Ryan spoke at a weekly briefing following news late Wednesday that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Iran: Rouhani supporters celebrate election victory into the night

Rouhani sealed a second term in the office after he won with more than 57% percent of the votes in Friday's election. Fixing the economy will not be easy. "I think the Trump administration will remain pretty consistent on this issue". A number of Iranians eager to vote had to cross the border to vote in the USA with 55 polling stations placed there.


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