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Former Mexican cartel head gets life for drug smuggling

Alfredo Beltran Leyva, also known as Mochomo, one of the leaders of the Beltran Leyva Organization, a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, was sentenced today to life in prison for his participation in an worldwide narcotics trafficking conspiracy.

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Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad featuring Kendall Jenner

While the ad does not make clear what the protest is opposition to - the only clues being peace signs and a background song with the lyrics "we are the movement, this generation" - observers were quick to condemn it. After taking a sip, he cracks a smile, the tension eases, and the crowd cheers. It was, current activists say, precisely the opposite of their real-world experience of protesting police brutality.

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As Trump's summit with Xi nears, Pyongyang test-fires another missile

Park is a founding member of the Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea, which warned in a statement to DW that " Seoul will be sacrificed" if a first strike should go ahead. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime test-fired a possible KN-15 missile, also known as Pukguksong-2, which flew about 37 miles before hitting global waters with a maximum altitude of over 117 miles.

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'Preacher' Season 2 Teaser Trailer Released

The trio are on a road trip, which quickly turns into an explosion-fueled auto chase. The first season of the AMC adaptation of the DC Comics Vertigo comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon was primarily set-up, establishing the characters and main character Jesse's coping with the supernatural being Genesis - born from an angel and demon - inhabiting his body.

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Advertisers bail from 'O'Reilly Factor' after payments to settle sexual harassment claims

In this combination photo, former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh, left, appears at a news conference in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Monday, April 3, 2017, and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor" on October 1, 2015 in NY.

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Pepsi Defends Controversial Kendall Jenner Ad

Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes. The soda company's latest commercial , which premiered today, has produced the largest non-carbonated explosion associated with its signature beverage since another Pepsi commercial left Michael Jackson with second-degree burns in 1984.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX station price revealed, now up for pre-orders

There is one more way to safe money with the purchase of the Galaxy S8 at Sam's Club. We've got a few things you might not know... The consultancy also estimated global shipments of Samsung S8 will reach 60 million in the first year. An optional docking station will turn the S8 phone into a desktop computer when connected to a regular TV. Especially when most of the Smartphones on the premium segment are priced around $500 these days, it is time Samsung needs to jump into this price bracket.

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EU offers Brexit trade talks, sets tough transition terms

Tusk ruled out the suggestion that there was an inherent threat in British Prime Minister Theresa May's departure letter Wednesday, which some felt hinted that Britain would end security cooperation with continental Europe unless it gets a good Brexit deal.

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ACC: NC will again be considered for hosting future ACC Championships

Roy Cooper signed a measure to repeal the state's controversial House Bill 2 on Thursday. "This is not a flawless deal, and this is not my preferred solution", he said. "Instead, they're reinforcing the worst aspects of the law", he said in a statement . But our presidents made what they believe is a principled decision in that regard.

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Syria strike hit rebel toxic weapons depot, says Moscow

Eager to show strength after a major provocation, President Donald Trump is forcefully denouncing a chemical attack he blames on Syrian President Bashar Assad but staying coy about how, if at all, the US may respond. This is the aftermath of a suspected chemical gas attack in Syria's Idlib. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the attack was a way of testing the Trump administration and urged Washington to clarify its position on Assad.

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Gorillaz Prepping Immersive 'Spirit House' Pop-Up Experiences in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam

Band member Murdoc said of the experience: "Come and bathe in high-tech sound, feast on unearthly visuals, and let the experience take you on the ultimate trip". If you watched Gorillaz " Saturn Barz " music video and thought to yourself, "wow, I would love to be inside of a house like that", good news for you.

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All evidence points to Assad behind chemical attack: UK

Britain, France and the United States have held off calling a vote at the UN Security Council on a resolution demanding an investigation of the suspected chemical attack in Syria to allow time for negotiations with Russian Federation. It's the first announced visit by a top USA official to Russian Federation since President Donald Trump's inauguration. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's civil war , with the United Nations blaming three attacks on ...

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Pepsi release statement on decision to pull controversial Kendall Jenner ad

Much of the criticism launched at the almost three-minute-long spot accused Jenner and Pepsi of appropriating social justice movements like Black Lives Matter to sell ads, while many slammed it as an out-of-touch attempt at appealing to a more diverse audience.

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John Cena Wants To Make A Movie With Future Wife Nikki Bella

This isn't goodbye, just need time to heal. Natalya was training Nikki for her return to the ring past year but found herself at a crossroads over Nikki's health and needed Brie's insight. In her interview with Between the Ropes , she also said she debated a long time before even competing at WrestleMania but ultimately chose to go ahead because it meant a lot to be in a match with Cena at Wrestlemania.

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Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE

Simon Gotch debuted for NXT in 2013 after wrestling on the independent scene for more than a decade. Alongside tag team partner Aiden English, The Vaudevillains rose in popularity in NXT and even captured the NXT Tag Team Championships at one point.

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Phoenix teen asks Emma Stone to prom with 'La La Land' video

The Phoenix, Arizona, high school student and budding filmmaker posted the video on Twitter . "When I found out that Emma Stone was from Arizona, I felt that it would hold more relevance to her and to me". "It's going better than expected", Jacob said. Staudenamier said the track's vocals were pre-recorded and dubbed into the final product. While there's no word yet if Stone has seen the clip, Staudenmaier is likely hoping she'll follow in the footsteps of Mila Kunis and Justin ...

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12-Year-Old Brianna Lyston Sets 200m Age Group World Record

Eight times Olympic gold medal victor Bolt went on to set World Record times in 100m (9.58s) and 200m (19.19s) at the 2009 World Championships, in Berlin - 2.28 seconds and 4.53 seconds faster than Brianna. Years later, Usain Bolt set the male record at 19.19. In a style reminiscent of eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, Lyston swept all before her in the 100m and 200m events - setting a record time in the latter while easing up before the finish line.

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Sessions Tells DOJ to Revisit Obama-Era Agreements with Local Police Departments

Both incidents sparked a wave of protests across the country. Sessions has directed the deputy attorney general and associate attorney general to review all Justice Department activities, including, "existing or contemplated consent decrees".

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Tyga & Kylie Jenner Split Up

Chyna added. It is not clear what she was trying to say in her freaky Snapchat rant but fans believe that she is accusing Tyga for not paying his child support and cheating on Kylie Jenner . See more in the video below. In fact, even when Tyga was spotted at the Los Angeles Avenue Nightclub, Kylie Jenner wasn't present. So it sounds like a breakup is in the near future, but Kylie is having difficulty ripping the Band-Aid off.

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22 companies pull advertising from 'The O'Reilly Factor'

The companies are GlaxoSmithKline, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Constant Contact , UNTUCKit , Sanofi , Allstate, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition/Rachael Ray Nutrish, T. "Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have made a decision to pull Constant Contact's ads from The O'Reilly Factor", the spokeswoman said, noting that ads could continue to run on the program through Tuesday evening.

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Britney Spears concert spurs postponement of Labor party leadership vote

It is a fact Israel's struggling Labour party has been forced to confront after a clash between its leadership contest and an appearance by Britney Spears . They did not confirm if any party officials were planning to go see the princess of pop. How can the guards possibly ensure safe and fair elections when they're busy wearing ultra-tight uniforms and turning out vampy moves onstage? If you're feeling Britney withdrawal symptoms like us, remind yourself of that epic 2016 Billboard ...

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James Harris Jackson Killed Timothy Caughman 'To Make a Statement'

As part of that, police say, Jackson also had a very high-profile location in mind. He told police that he had come to NY to commit the crime because it was the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement. In a press release yesterday condemning the murder, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that "it's our collective responsibility to speak clearly and forcefully in the face of intolerance and violence - here or across the country".

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The Internet is not impressed with Kendall Jenner's protest Pepsi ad

The ad, in which Jenner participates in a photo shoot before joining a group of protesters and offering a Pepsi to a stoic police officer, was accused of appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement and using social justice to sell soda.

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Ghost In The Shell flops amid whitewashing claims and bad reviews

On top of that attention to detail, the film is flat-out handsome; the cinematography is fantastic, the colors are vibrant, the effects team blended computer-generated images with live sets very well, and-for the first time that I can remember-the slow-motion shots didn't bother me.

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Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Although Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has given his time and money to countless charities , he remembers to appreciate the fans who got him to where he is today. Besides writing hits, selling out arenas and making up songs on the spot about Singapore, Martin paid KK Women's and Children's Hospital a visit when he was here.

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Letterman steps in for sick Neil Young to honor Pearl Jam

The band performed a memorable 10-song set for the audience in 2006. Back in January, it was revealed that Neil Young had been selected to officially induct grunge icons Pearl Jam into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On the Rock Hall induction roster, Letterman will be joining Snoop Dogg who will be inducting Tupac Shakur, Jackson Browne who will be inducting Joan Baez, and others.

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Two Payless stores closing in Va. Beach, Chesapeake

The retailer plans to invest in online and global expansion and evaluate additional stores in US and Puerto Rico for potential closure. The Kansas-based retailer has 4,400 locations spread across 30 nations. The company says some of its lenders have agreed make available up to $385 million to keep the stores running. The company's reorganization plans also include expansion of omnichannel marketing, which enables customers to connect with Payless online as well as in brick and mortar ...

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Tech's biggest players tackle climate change despite rollbacks

Additionally, Godby said coal companies have enough reserves that they might not have incentive to buy any new leases in the near future. According to Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, Trump's order indicates the administration "does not care about climate change" or protecting people of colour and low-income and indigenous communities that are most likely to experience the effects of pollution.

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Senator ends marathon 15-hour speech against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

The 11-9 committee vote for President Donald Trump's nominee, strictly along party lines, came shortly after Democrats secured enough votes to block the nomination in the full Senate. Clearly, the possibility of Supreme Court Justice Charlie Sheen is getting to him. To be sure, Gorsuch holds views that we and many Americans find wrong-headed, including his approach to worker safety and defense of President Bush's aggressive interrogation techniques.

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Did 13 Reasons Why Tease A Season 2?

The brunette beauty is one of the most recognisable women in the world - but Selena thinks her innocent appearance makes it tough for her to secure more mature on-screen roles. Her [Hanna] personality is a quiet strength. Meanwhile, Langford said that she felt especially emotional while filming Hannah's final scene, though it was not necessarily because she died.

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Judge Blocks Rule Forcing Women Seeking Abortions in Indiana to Get Ultrasounds

The looming effort to defund Planned Parenthood will meet a lot more opposition than that. "This allowed women who lived a long distance from one of the four health centers that offer abortion services to make only one lengthy trip in order to obtain an abortion".

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Master Of None trailer reveals John Legend and Bobby Cannavale appearances

The second series will see Dev and his friend Arnold, played by Eric Wareheim , travel to Italy and the new footage shows them riding scooters and jumping into an open-air swimming pool fully clothed. There also looks to be plenty of big-name guest appearances, from Angela Bassett's hip mom to John Legend doing what John Legend does, i.e. rock out on a grand piano.

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Exxon in talks to expand into Brazil

Shares of Exxon were down slightly on Tuesday morning. Finally, CLSA reaffirmed an outperform rating on shares of Exxon Mobil in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The Relative Volume value measured for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM ) is 0.72.

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Johnson favoured, McIlroy fancied for Masters glory

Masters and the Australian sizing up a second Green Jacket. "She went through a successful surgery on her left lung and she was told by the doctor we don't have to do chemo, which is really, really exciting stuff". At the moment, Johnson is in Tiger Territory and on one of the longest sustained streaks of golf excellence since Woods won four Masters titles in an eight-year period.

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Check Out The New Batman And Harley Quinn Sneak Peek Video

Only yesterday, we first discovered that Warner Bros' animation department had cast the absolutely ideal new Harley Quinn by getting Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch to voice the character in the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn feature length animated movie.


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