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Senate approves 'nuclear option' to lower threshold needed to confirm Neil Gorsuch

The nuclear option Republicans are using to confirm Neil GorsuchWoolpert says the option implemented by the senate could affect the makeup of the Supreme Court for decades to come. If you thought firing a nuclear warhead was complicated, just try triggering the U.S. Senate's nuclear option. This is the first time the " nuclear option " has been used on a Supreme Court nominee.

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Trump defends Bill O'Reilly, calls him a 'good person'

O'Reilly, whose comments about Water's hair were widely condemned, is now in the media spotlight after The New York Times reported that he and Fox paid five women $ 13 million to settle harassment or other allegations against the star pundit.

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Geddy Lee Spotted Rehearsing 'Roundabout' With Yes Ahead of Rock Hall Ceremony

Adding, "Frankly, I gave up on it a long time ago". I believe when we got the Hollywood star in L.A. Perry, who sang such hits as "Faithfully'" and "Open Arms", has not performed with the band in three decades. The rumors of Rush's Geddy Lee performing with Yes at this year's Rock Hall induction ceremony seem to be true, as the bassist was spotted rehearsing "Roundabout" with the boys, including classic vocalist Jon Anderson.

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Reasons Why: The Cast Is Talking Like Season 2 Is Coming

He drops the boom box which makes the cassette player door stick, so he steals his friend Tony's (Navarro) old Walkman from his auto. The show's handling of high-school dynamics suggests a realist Veronica Mars , and it shares characteristics with another book-to-screen adaptation, Ry Russo-Young's Before I Fall , in which no character is black-and-white evil or good and the ultimate enemy is apathy - not stepping up to do what's right when it's easier to just go with the flow.

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NKorea and trade two biggest issues for China summit

Trump and Xi are also scheduled to sit down together again for a working lunch. Before Thursday night's dinner with their wives, Trump said he and Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship", and then joked, "I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing".

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Guest Editorial…Sexual harassment problems at Fox News

Jones also cited Trump's own run-ins with sexual harassment accusations and past rhetoric slamming former President Bill Clinton over similar allegations. Representatives for Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox stated that they have addressed the issues internally. During an interview on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, the Democrat criticized O'Reilly's network as a "sexual harassment enterprise".

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Legendary actor Don Rickles dies aged 90

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. Other celebrities and actors also paid tribute and shared heartwarming messages. Jimmy Kimmel also posted: "90 years with Don Rickles weren't enough".

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Christie Halts Payments To Amtrak, Calls For Inspection Following Penn Station Derailment

Penn Station is expected to operate at full capacity for Friday commuters, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman announced in a press conference. "We were aware we had some issues in that area but we felt we had maintained it in proper order".

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More Companies Pull Ads From 'O'Reilly Factor' After Harassment Report

Explaining their thought process, the insurance giant declared that "inclusivity and support for women are important Allstate values" and they are "concerned about the issues surrounding the program and we have suspended our advertising ".

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World response to USA strike reflects divide over Syria

Alaa Alyousef, a 27-year-old survivor, called for a no-fly zone to protect civilians, saying that confining the strikes to one air base was merely an "anesthetic". The relatively quick response to the chemical attack came as Trump faced a growing list of global problems, from North Korea to China to Iran and Islamic State, and may have been meant to send a message to friends and foes alike of his resolve to use military force if deemed necessary.

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Oil prices jump after USA launches missile strike in Syria

A rebel commander, Jamil al-Saleh, said "Bashar's regime only understands force" and said he hopes the strike "is a turning point and not a passing thing". Closer to home, the NYPD's Counterterrorism unit posted a tweet, saying it is monitoring the situation. "It is incumbent on the Trump administration to come up with a strategy and consult with Congress before implementing it.

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"The Voice" Recap: Blake steals an artist from Gwen

The winners in last night's The Voice broadcast were Team Alicia's Anatalia Villaranda from Temecula, CA; Team Blake's Terry " TSoul " Pinkard from Richmond, VA; and Team Gwen's Brennley Brown from Apple Valley, CA. Shelton chose to use his steal on Stefani's cast-off Aaliyah Rose, who rocked the house with her rendition of Meghan Trainor's 2015 top 10 hit "Like I'm Gonna Lose You".

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Jimmy Kimmel, Lena Dunham and The Golden 'GIRLS' Spoof Classic TV Show

While the clip is bound to leave you arguing over which Girl coincides with which Golden Girl, the spoof should make fans of either show grin. " Girls " has always been a lesson in vulnerability, and last Sunday's episode was no different, although it did deviate from the usual forms of exposure.

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Conte plays down exit talk, says future is at Chelsea

Pep Guardiola conceded City's bid for the Premier League title was over after the loss at Chelsea saw his side slip 14 points behind the leaders on Wednesday night. Bournemouth's performance at Liverpool this week suggests Chelsea will have to guard against another shock after Eddie Howe's side continued their move away from the relegation zone with a 2-2 draw.

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Putin to meet with security council after United States missile strikes on Syria

Syrian activists claimed that the attack had come from the Assad-led government's airstrikes and the Syrian army denied involvement in the chemical airstrike. "I would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change in our policy or our posture relative to our military activities in Syria today". A survivor of the chemical attack told the AP he hopes the US missile attack puts an end to government airstrikes, creating a safe area for civilians.

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Senate Poised to Confirm Gorsuch Friday

All 52 Republicans voted to change the rules, with all 48 Democrats voting against it. The maneuvering played out in an atmosphere of tension in the Senate chamber with most senators in their seats, a rare and theatrical occurrence. "This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it can not and will not stand". "In the future, if there are other vacancies on the supreme court, during Trump's presidency, he will have an easier time getting ...

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Yogi Adityanath to UP govt officials: deliver or quit

Adityanath further said that his government has asked the administration to act strictly on such matters. "The state government will not tolerate any laxity in implementation of the government schemes". The Uttar Pradesh government has also ordered to provide electricity during Navaratra, Ram Navami and facilities to devotees at Shaktipeetha during the nine-day festival.

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Syrians confirm 'losses' at airbase following massive U.S. airstrike

About 60 US Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways, where aircraft often take off to bomb targets in northern and central Syria. Your Views: Readers' Letters John Drinnan: When does plain talk become hate speech? . In a coincidence we all hope isn't prophetic, the USA entered World War One exactly 100 years ago on the day Trump ordered the military intervention in Syria.

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White House financial disclosures: What the reports show about the Trump administration

The White House chief of staff's assets total between $604,000 and $1.16 million, and roughly $566,000 of last year's $1.42 million income came from the Republican National Committee, of which he had been chairman until January 19. One of the wealthiest members of Mr Trump's administration, aside from the President himself, is chief economics adviser Gary Cohn , who has assets worth at least $230m (£183m).

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Toy Story star and comedian Don Rickles has passed away aged 90

The legendary New York-born comic had a career spanning 60 years and was famous for his "mockery humour", having put down Ronald Reagan, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Rickles was a two-time Grammy nominee in the best comedy album category for his albums Hello Dummy! in 1969 and Don Rickles Speaks! in 1970, but his career's musical highlights exceed the award show.

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Toy Story actor and comedian Don Rickles dies aged 90

And because his career was born in the 1950s, when racist and sexist broadsides delivered by white male comedians were OK, and he got grandfathered in for the remainder. Photo of Don Rickles taken by Jimi Celeste. The turning point came at a strip joint in Washington, D.C. You never felt he was truly attacking you.

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President Trump backs beleaguered Fox News host Bill O'Reilly

London [U.K.], April 6 (ANI): Even as dozens of advertisers backed away from Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's top-rated evening news program because of a mounting sexual harassment scandal, United States President Donald Trump defended him saying he was a 'good person'.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Still Coming To The Wii U

However, this version of the game for the previous console of Nintendo already has a release date, May 23, nearly a year and a half after having reached PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Despite its lack of success, the Wii U is still a unique console and deserves the recognition of a few great games like Darksiders to be added to its repertoire.

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Cheryl "in tears" after ex Ashley Cole makes contact about baby

Harry Styles spoke to Capital's Roman Kemp last night ahead of the first play of his brand new single on Capital this morning, and he had a lot to say about solo music, One Direction and Liam Payne's new baby. The world well and truly stopped when Cheryl and Liam made their adorable baby announcement a few weeks ago - just before Harry announced his big solo career plans during an advert for The Voice UK.

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Dozens of advertisers dump Bill O'Reilly as Trump defends him

Now a U.S. Representative says Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is the one who needs to be locked up. Last year, UltraViolet took to social media to draw attention to the issue with an image macro pairing O'Reilly's image with the caption "Have You been Sexually Harassed By Bill O'Reilly?" that "targeted" female Fox News employees.

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Beleaguered Nunes steps aside from House probe on Russian Federation

He's the current chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, in which alliances often fall along regional, not party lines. But rather than attempt to fight them and carry on with the Russian Federation investigation, Nunes said he would recuse himself from that process while staying on as chairman of the full committee.

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Hindi Medium- A trailer you just can not miss

Irrfan plays a commoner who can not speak English: "My life is Hindi but my wife is English". The two-minute trailer is a hilarious take on educational system and our mindset. Irrfan Khan is again in his elements with his brilliant acting and dialogue delivery. Claiming that the film is a copy of Ramdhanu , he had written: "Recently, we have been informed by a close friend and business associate that they were approached by director Saket Chaudhary and producer Dinesh Vijan to invest in ...

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King of insult comedy Don Rickles dies at 90; Celebs pay tribute

Warmth: The Don Rickles Project . The latter pair often toured Atlantic City - most recently a year ago at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. In 1965 an appearance on " The Tonight Show " with Johnny Carson gave him his national breakthrough and he quickly became a regular guest.

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Comedy legend Don Rickles dead at 90

No one was exempt, not even the mobsters who ran the joints - but luckily he made as many laugh as he humiliated and he was allowed to continue. Of his machine-gun banter with Letterman, Rickles said: "He just has notes about if he wants to ask me certain things, which he never does, for some reason".

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Will Wrestlemania 33 be The Undertakers last bow?

A bitter split led to this match , and some great build to it. Three seconds later, Lesnar was the new Universal champion. It would make sense that if this year's match with Reigns is truly The Undertaker's last match that Ross would be there to call it.

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Ireland Ranked No 3 In The World For Tourism Marketing And Branding

The United Arab Emirates came out on top, with New Zealand taking second place. Despite the rising number of terror attacks across Europe, the region still dominated this year's top 10 rankings, with Spain retaining the top spot, followed by France and Germany , thanks to their world-class natural and cultural resources, outstanding infrastructure and hospitality services.

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Two Montana State Football Players Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Nate Dogg's son, Naijiel Hale , has reportedly been charged with two counts of felony distribution of unsafe drugs and one count of misdemeanor possession, after being arrested in a major drug sting operation, TMZ reports. Investigators served a search warrant Wednesday at Hale and Gardenhire's residence on Emily Drive and found a small amount of marijuana. Due to injury he only played in two games last season.

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Don Rickles, legendary comedian known for caustic wit, dies at 90

Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. Concluding: "I was lucky to know him - My love and condolences to Don's wife Barbara, his daughter Mindy - his stepdaughters - Bob Saget and John Stamos His main man Tony O - Paul Shefrin - There will never be another Don Rickles ".

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MTV dumps gender-specific categories for Movie & TV Awards

Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya , The Edge Of Seventeen's Hailee Steinfeld, Split's James McAvoy and Hidden Figures' Taraji P. Henson are nominated for the movie actor award, too. Disney's live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast and Netflix drama Stranger Things each earned four nominations. The MTV awards show features the stars of blockbuster productions and has established itself as a laid-back antidote to Hollywood's awards season, which tends to honour more serious fare.

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'Get Out' leads expanded, gender-free MTV Movie and TV Awards

The Grammys combined gendered categories a few years ago, replacing ones like Best Female and Male Vocalist with Best Pop Solo Performance, for instance, and the Television Critics Association doesn't make distinctions either. See all the nominees here. " Beauty and the Beast " and "Stranger Things" tied for second with four total nominations while "Atlanta", "Game of Thrones", " Hidden Figures ", "Logan", " Moonlight " and " This Is Us " each received three nominations.


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