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US, global partners wrestle over free trade stance

Trump has already pulled out of a key trade agreement and proposed a new tax on imports arguing that certain trade relationships need to be reworked to make them fairer for US workers. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also pressured his global counterparts to stabilize their exchange rates and put an end to competitive currency devaluation.

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Australia Hit By Real Life Sharknado

Debbie was downgraded to a tropical low as it tracked southeast, but continued to pack damaging gusts and dump huge amounts of rain all the way down the east coast to New South Wales state, south of Queensland, and Sydney. "The army is doing everything it can to get water into those parts of North Queensland that I mentioned - Airlie, Proserpine, Bowen and the Whitsunday islands", she said.

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Schumer: Trump showed 'basic lack of competence' on health care bill

Meanwhile, Trump's approval, as measured by Gallup, stood Monday at 36 percent - a stunning new low. Many of them also opposed the leadership's failed bill because it would have pried health coverage from millions of voters. Such an approach is created to ensure that the funding bill does not get weighed down with controversial measures that could delay or kill it. And they're all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's ...

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Conservative groups urge Ryan: Move ahead with ObamaCare repeal

Ryan's plan to replace some elements of the Affordable Care Act. "Since the rise of the tea party, there have been perhaps 30 members of the House - the Freedom Caucus - who have been consistently unwilling to vote for center-right policy because their anti-government convictions are unappeasable".

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Manchin shares details on Gorsuch support

McCaskill maintained Gorsuch's nomination "goes against the grain of President Trump's promise to help working-class Americans because he is 'a judge who can't even see them, '" the Hill reported . Schumer conceded Thursday that "We made one mistake, we shouldn't have changed the rules for lower court judges ... but we never did it for Supreme Court".

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Mourinho: I would be happy for Ibrahimovic if he leaves

The Manchester United boss is now set to be without five of his first-team regulars due to fitness issues and suspensions. "I am totally against the friendly matches", Mourinho was quoted as saying to Sky Sports . "In the second season, I know everything what is going on". "If a player wants to move to London, enjoy London, we don't want you". The Baggies bounced back from successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Everton by securing a 3-1 home victory over Arsenal before the ...

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Donald Trump a man of action, will stand by Israel: Mike Pence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lauded the Trump administration for its staunch support of Israel in the United Nations and continued military aid, saying that militant Islam is a common enemy of both nations. Washington, Mar 28 Aiming to prove their commitment to israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

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Development for All, Appeasement of None, Says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

He had decided not to enter the bungalow without conducting prayers and purification rituals like "Yagna". Also, to bridge the gap between public servants and public, Adityanath has urged his ministers to be there for the public when in need.

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Brave Crolla outclassed by Linares in one-sided rematch

Crolla (31-5-3, 13KOs) knows there are some areas where he can not compete with the faster Linares - a three-weight world champion who has won 41 of his 44 professional contests - but he does not believe he should be written off because of that.

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Indian carriers ban Indian lawmaker after Air India staffer assault

IndiGo cancelled Gaikwad's ticket for a scheduled journey for Friday evening, a spokesman said. Vistara, another airline, also moved to ban the MP, which means he will now likely have to take the train back to Maharashtra . "The incident involving a Member of Parliament (MP) from Shiv Sena is highly condemnable". According to media reports Gaikwad had a business class ticket but the airline changed the Pune-Delhi flight to an all-economy one.

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South Carolina women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four

The South Carolina Gamecocks' women's basketball team is headed to the 2017 National Championship game following their 62-53 defeat of the Stanford Cardinal on Friday night. We are big on attacking the rim. Both were huge for their teams in the regional championship games and they could be the determining factor in who comes away with the victory.

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Trump Says Flynn Should Seek Immunity; Russia Probe 'Witch-Hunt'

The invitation came only after news reports that White House officials helped Nunes access the secret reports. The Wall Street Journal , citing officials with knowledge of the matter, reported on Thursday that Flynn had sought immunity from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the House and Senate intelligence panels in exchange for his testimony.

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European Union lays out draft Brexit guidelines

Prime Minister May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, officially initiating Britain's departure from the EU. The guidelines also say it is a priority to settle questions about British and other European citizens living in each other's countries, and call for "flexible and imaginative solutions" for the issue of the U.K.'s land border with Ireland.

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Chuck Berry fans can look forward to new album as they mourn

His death was confirmed by police in Missouri. The announcement said it would be comprised primarily of new, original songs written, recorded and produced by him. Richards organized the well-received 1987 documentary "Hail!" Not even 24 hours earlier, the man many refer to as "the father of Rock & Roll", passed away at the age of 90.

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'Beauty and the Beast' pulled from Kuwait theaters

Duaij Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah, a board member of the operator of 11 of Kuwait's 14 cinemas, National Cinema Company, was quoted as saying a newly edited version of the film could be in cinemas later this week. On 20th March 2017, those who already purchased tickets received a unusual text message from cinemas. Billboard reports that Bill Condon's masterful take on the beloved classic emerged the clear victor this weekend, bringing in $170 million in US theaters and $180 million overseas, for ...

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Ghost In The Shell Movie Review Roundup

Sanders' film begins with the "birth" of Major Mira Killian (that's what I heard anyway; it's not in the credits) in a bath of synthetic flesh (or something). She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. However, after seeing Ghost In The Shell , viewers learned of a third-act twist that calls into question if the controversy was valid, in this case.

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See the trailer for Ghost In The Shell

The most outrageous thing about this new "Ghost in the Shell" is not when Johansson whips off her raincoat and dives nearly nude from the top of a building for the second or third time. Read on for that discussion - but obviously, Major Ghost In The Shell SPOILERS follow! Ghost in the Shell isn't likely to do as well, so Paramount are encouraging us to compare it with 10 Cloverfield Lane , which took in precisely the same in previews and went on to a successful $24.7M weekend.

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Prison Break season 5: Is there MORE to come from Michael Scofield?

Other than the basic premise - gifted architect brother, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) gets sent to the jail he designed in order to break out his wrongly-convicted brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) - the show did not offer much to elicit my attention beyond a perverse curiosity as to just how much testosterone the show would pack into each episode.

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Beauty & the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, is another blockbuster hit for Disney's live action reboots of animated films. For example, the live-action "Cinderella" made US$71.57 million, while the remake of "The Jungle Book", which won best visual effects at the Oscars on Sunday, grossed US$150 million here.

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Former Zag, current Husky now fan at Final Four

Terrill, File). Justin Jackson, North Carolina. Sasha also chose Gonzaga, the University of North Carolina and the University of OR to advance to the Final Four by relying on a mix of gut instinct and facts, like looking at each team's wins.

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ACC to consider NC as event host again after LGBT law change

The Associated Press reported that North Carolina could lose $3.76 billion over 12 years as a result of business boycotts against HB2. Cooper said in a statement Wednesday that he backed the bill, although he added it was not "a flawless deal".

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Crayola Decides To Weed 'Dandelion' Hue From Its Crayon Garden

In 1990, old fogies Blue Gray, Green Blue, Lemon Yellow, Maize, Orange Red, Orange Yellow, Raw Umber , and Violet Blue were sent out to waxy pastures. The doomed crayon will be buried Friday morning at Times Square in New York City. Others are using the retirement party as an opportunity to suggest new pigments be added to the pack, though that wasn't really part of the deal.

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Serial killer died from head injuries; Ohio inmate suspected

Donald Harvey, 64, died at 9:08 a.m., according to a state prison spokesman. He died Thursday morning, said JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for Ohio's prison system. Former Hamilton County Prosecutor Arthur Ney Jr., who prosecuted the cases in Cincinnati, said Harvey was not a mercy killer. Deters worked as an assistant prosecutor on the case.

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Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 31 at 02:14 pm EDT

The day after the "bad deal" flap, for example, Spicer said in reference to the Russian Federation scandal, "E$3 very single person who has been briefed on this, as I've said ad nauseam from this podium, that they have been very clear that there is no connection between the president or the staff here and anyone doing anything with Russian Federation".

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Security review ordered at Houses of Parliament after London attack

A large crowd, which included police, hospital staff and relatives of victims, stretched across the bridge where Khalid Masood drove a auto into pedestrians March 22. Mr Bercow offered tributes to the bravery of PC Palmer, while officers held a minute's silence outside New Scotland Yard a week after the attack. Meanwhile, pressure mounts on WhatsApp to allow access for intelligence services and police to Masood's communications over reports he was using the encrypted-messaging service just ...

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Amid Leggings Uproar, United Says Stricter Standard For Employee Passes

Two girls in the popular spandex trousers weren't permitted on the aircraft at all, according to Shannon Watts , the founder of a gun control group called Moms Demand Action. The official United Twitter account responded that United has "the right to refuse transport for passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed ".

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It will take time, and both parties, to fix ACA

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday after a meeting with Republican lawmakers that members are ready to "work together and listen together". It also did not get support from the more neutral Republicans, who were afraid that the bill would leave 24 million more Americans without insurance by 2024.

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China says committed to Paris accord after Trump climate actions

Walmart, for example, has already vowed to get half of its power from renewable energy sources by 2025. "It's really just a hail Mary to a dying industry", said Jenny Harbine, an Earthjustice attorney who filed the lawsuit in U.S. Beyond the Clean Power Plan , Trump's order prioritises the development of domestic coal , oil and natural gas reserves over renewable energy sources and opens federal land to coal leases.

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Director Of "Ghost In the Shell" Responds To Whitewashing Claims

In the movie, Scarlett Johansson plays Major, a human who survives a vehicle wreck and is cyber-engineered to become the ideal soldier. The film is set for release on March 31st 2017. The digital representation of Major, played by Johansson in the film , straddles the uncanny valley somewhat, but the 360 action more than makes up for it as Major shoots her way through killer android geishas and bad guys of all types.

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Film academy will stick with accounting firm despite Oscars flub

Traditionally, two PwC partners have overseen Oscar balloting and are the only two people who know the winners before they are announced live onstage. Earlier this month it was announced that he and co-worker Ruiz had been fired from their posts and barred from working any future Oscar ceremonies.

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White House To Share Financial Information About Top Staff

We learned this week that the president's son-in-law has been tasked with leading the White House Office of American Innovation, which apparently puts Kushner in a position to lead " a SWAT team of strategic consultants ". Speaking on the appointment, Richard Painter, Law Professor at the University of Minnesota and former Chief Ethics Lawyer for George W Bush, said: " She has a West Wing office, she has equipment, she has a White House email address, she's going to be doing policy work".

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Sturgeon says 'no rational reason' for United Kingdom to block second referendum

But Lord Kerr, author of Article 50 and British ambassador to the European Union 1990s, said arguments that an independent Scotland would be blocked in this way are "balls". Opening the debate, Sturgeon demanded Westminster should respect the wishes of the Scottish Parliament. Scotland held its first referendum in 2014, when over 55 percent of the people voted against independence .

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Accused Killer in Brutal Sword Attack To Face A Judge

Jackson had discarded the murder weapon, a 26-inch sword with an 18-inch blade, and was discovered by police to be carrying knives in his pocket. Surveillance footage captured Jackson from the days leading up to Monday's attack showed him "walking purposefully toward a black man", investigators said , but without attacking him.

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Netherlands coach summoned after shock Bulgaria defeat

He came under fire for the decision to debut 17-year-old Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt against Bulgaria , as the centre-back was at fault for the two goals. "I must be truthful to myself and to the KNVB (the Dutch football association)", the manager said. Ronald Koeman is clearly capable of becoming the next Netherlands boss, according to the KNVB's professional football director Jean Paul Decossaux.

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Scarlett Johansson Talks Bringing GHOST IN THE SHELL to Life

Ghost in the Shell isn't likely to do as well, so Paramount are encouraging us to compare it with 10 Cloverfield Lane , which took in precisely the same in previews and went on to a successful $24.7M weekend. "It's not the pristine future that we sometimes imagine". The corporation here is Hanka Industries, which exists in a far-flung future where humans regularly enhance themselves with cybernetics and where human souls (or ghosts ) can be put into synthetic bodies (or shells ).


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