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Russian Federation finally approved 'Beauty and the Beast, with a caveat

The movie is set to be released on March 17. Evangelist Franklin Graham joined the fight against the new "Beauty and the Beast" film that will feature Disney's first openly gay character . Noting that the film concludes with "a nice, exclusively gay moment", Condon told Attitude magazine , " LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston".

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Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology: 10 ACC Teams In Latest Projection

The five former Big East schools in the ACC claim 11 tournament championships from their old conference, including four by Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim. However, the roller coaster continued. We'll be highlighting how the season has gone for each team, and discussing the state of each school heading into the postseason.

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Brzezinski Calls Trump's Presidency 'Fake' and 'Failed'

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017Brzezinski, the daughter of former President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, on Monday fought back tears as she argued that the Trump administration is pushing "an extremely risky agenda".

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Troopers: Wrong-way driver leads to fatal crash

A southbound 2016 Nissan Murano driven by Perkins veered onto the shoulder and struck the left rear of the trailer, Bueno said. The sequence of events is still under investigation. Sharnice Brown, 23, of Fort Myers, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to State troopers. FHP reports show that the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-75 around mile marker 177 south of the Toledo Blade exit.

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Hang onto your hats: Wind warnings in place through Tuesday night

The Weather Service said driving may be hard, particularly on north and south roads. "A cold front now tracking across the Midwest will approach tonight and pass early Wednesday ". Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday Night . A slight chance of rain and snow. Southwestern winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are predicted.

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Hanson 'must be responsible' on vaccinations

They want a leader here to stand up for the people and fight for this nation. "I'm not saying to people don't get your children vaccinated", she told 6PR radio. "It's gone away from the old days when the Liberal party was for business people and the Labor party was for the working people, they're now both the same".

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House Republicans unveil bill to repeal Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare , helped 20m previously uninsured Americans get health insurance. Republicans introduced the text of the replacement bill not long after the letter was sent. The comments come after a number of conservative members expressed hesitation over language pertaining to tax credits they felt created a new entitlement program - hesitations over a 30 percent premium increase on those who drop coverage.

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Everything That's Different in the New Trump Travel Ban

So what does the new travel ban mean for the Washington Attorney General's landmark lawsuit against the Trump administration? It bars travel to the USA for 90 days from six predominantly Muslim countries - Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, according to a Department of Homeland Security fact sheet .

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General Motors Exits European Business With Opel Sale

French automaker PSA Group agreed to buy General Motors Company's (NYSE: GM) European business for 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion), marking the company the second-biggest auto manufacturer in Europe. It is feared that the deal will lead to significant job losses in the medium term at Opel, which has 38,000 employees in seven European countries. The £1.9 billion deal will see Peugeot's parent company PSA - which also owns Citroen - take control of both the Luton-based carmaker and European ...

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Trump supporters gather in Davenport Saturday

Trump himself also held a campaign rally in Florida Feb. 18. The rally in Berkeley was one of the most violent. According to St. Paul Police, fireworks were allegedly lit inside the Minnesota State Capitol by five of the counterprotesters that were arrested.

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House Republicans Unveil Obamacare Repeal Bill

On the other hand, more moderate Republican lawmakers and governors, fearful of stripping millions of Americans of Obamacare and expanded Medicaid coverage, are urging a more cautious approach. No decision has been reached yet on what the threshold should be. "What we're proposing will deliver the control and choice individuals and families need to access health care that's right for them", the statement said .

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Repeal, don't replace, 'Obamacare'

Like under Obamacare , the GOP's "American Health Care Act" would assure that children could stay on their parents' health plans until age 26 and that those with pre-existing conditions must be offered coverage. Tax credits would begin at $2,000 for people in their 20s, and gradually increase to $4,000 for people over age 60. "We need to support and fully fund those places that are delivering top quality health care at lower and lower costs".

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Alexandria schools to close Wednesday during 'Day Without a Woman'

Crawley insisted the decision to close was not political, but necessary because of the number of teachers who would not be showing up to work. "I asked our school principals and central office department heads to survey staff to find out how many absences would occur", wrote Jim Causby, superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City public school system in North Carolina, in a statement .

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Court rules proving racial bias supersedes jury secrecy

Addressing an issue it first pondered three years ago, the Supreme Court said courts must order verdict reviews in cases where it is established that deliberations may have been tainted by racial prejudice. "The progress that has already been made underlies the court's insistence that blatant racial prejudice is antithetical to the functioning of the jury system and must be confronted in egregious cases".

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Ben Carson Makes Baffling Claim About Slaves Brought To America

A senior HUD official told the Washington Post that agency employees interpreted Carson's comments as nothing other than a "heartfelt introduction to the HUD family". Carson has a history of making controversial statements. Ben Carson's mind appears to be warped by the same hypnosis that appears in the film Get Out .

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Tree falls, kills Ceres woman at Yosemite Park

Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, was in the park working for a company contracted by the park concessioner, according to park officials. Borges' Facebook page says she was an auditor with Retail Grocery Inventory Service. Two other camps, Upper Pines and Camp 4, were also emptied due to weather conditions but were expected to reopen Monday, as CBS News reports . In December, a eucalyptus tree fell in Southern California as photos of a wedding party were being taken.

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TCM host Osborne dies

Osborne was a former longtime columnist for the Hollywood Reporter and the author of the official history of the Academy Awards. "I actually spent every Saturday in college going through every copy of The New York Times over about a 20-year period, and made a list of every movie that played, and how long it ran", he said.

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Korea capable of fending off NK missiles: defense minister

North Korea in August past year fired a ballistic missile directly into Japan's EEZ for the first time , one of a series of launches that drew intense worldwide condemnation. In such effort, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida agreed with his South Korean and US counterparts, Yun Byung Se and Rex Tillerson, by telephone on plans to take a resolute stance toward North Korea, Kishida told reporters.

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Redskins, Jay Gruden Agree On Extension

His original deal pays him more than $4 million per season, and while terms of the extension have not been released, there is zero reason to expect Gruden will take a pay cut. It was unpopular with some at the time, but in the two subsequent seasons, the move to bench Robert Griffin III for Cousins looks good, and the results have been strong enough to make both men wildly rich.

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Trump Issues New Immigration Executive Order, Exempts Iraq and Visa Holders

The new order bans people from the predominantly Muslim nations of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days. For instance, it lays out exemptions for travelers who are legal permanent USA residents, for those who hold dual citizenship in a country not on the list, and for those who have already been granted refugee status.

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After deadly tornado, Missouri prepares for Severe Weather Awareness Week

Much of the state is already under a wind advisory until midnight. Sustained south winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour will be possible in the area today. Tomorrow winds pick back up again for an extreme fire danger threat for all of northeast Kansas with highs in the low 60s. The severe weather could start as early as 3 p.m.

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Defense minister heads to Washington to meet United States officials

Miki Zohar, member of Netanyahu's Likud party and member of the coalition, said on Sunday that "the two-state solution is dead". U.S. President Donald Trump has not called specifically for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Trump Signs New Travel Ban, Opponents Ready To Challenge It In Court

The new order shifts the task of stopping the refugees from officers at US airports over to officials at USA embassies overseas, who have been told to stop preparing needed travel documents until Trump's aides complete a national security review, according to documents released today by the White House.

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North Korea likely preparing to strike U.S. military bases in Japan

Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn told the South Korean National Security Council Monday he strongly condemned North Korea's actions. "Having seen the brutality of North Korea from Kim Jong Nam, I'd say the consequences of the Kim Jong Un regime having nuclear weapons will be disgusting", said acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn.

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High winds expected on Sunday

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Seattle could get yet another dose of wintry weather Monday , with the chance of snow right around the morning commute. Strong south winds are expected today with the stronger winds west of Interstate 35. The chance of rain both days will be just 10 to 20 percent, according to the weather service .

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CBB Predictions: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers 3/5/17

The Gophers, who scored 80 or more points in their last four games, shot 23.3 percent from the field in closing 20 minutes against Wisconsin . Minnesota claimed its fourth national championship in five years and sixth overall after defeating Boston College 3-1 in last year's championship game.

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North Korea test-fires suspected missiles

The test was the first ballistic missile launch from the country since its February 12 test launch of the Pukkuksong-2 solid-fuel, medium-range ballistic missile , and its second ballistic missile launch in 2017 overall. Tongchang-ri is near the North's border with China, where the isolated state fired a long-range rocket a year ago that put an object into orbit. Seoul and Washington launched the annual Foal Eagle exercises last week, with the North's military warning a day later of ...

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Trump supporters rally at the state capital

Photo: David YeeDemonstrators for President Trump hold up signs during a demonstration in Civic Center Park, in Berkeley, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 . Paul, before being accosted by an anti-Trump counter-demonstration. Ralph King, a founder of the Main Street Patriots , told Cleveland.com, though, he thinks the rallies are meant to shame Republicans who haven't embraced Trump, more so than to counter Democrat opposition.

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Lawmaker's questionnaire allegedly asks anti-Islamic questions

He once called Muslims a "cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" at a 2014 event and refused to apologize for those remarks later, according to the Tulsa World . It also has direct ties to the White House, through President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon and Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo.

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Afghan Family Had Valid Entry Visas, Yet They Were Detained At LAX

The couple and their three young children were granted the visas and resettlement assistance in return for work the father performed for the USA government that put the family's lives at risk, the International Refugee Assistance Project said in its court filing on Saturday.

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TSA announces new pat-down procedure at airports

The previous record was 18 set in 2014. This new "comprehensive" form of screening isn't expected to increase overall wait times (which means it will nearly certainly increase overall wait times) but it will be even more unpleasant than the security measures now in place.

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Elderly twins die after being in the cold overnight

A reporter spoke with neighbors Saturday night who were devastated by the news. Later that night, the younger sister left, and authorities believe Williams may have tripped and fallen in the driveway as she walked out to her vehicle. The police said Haley was headed back into her home to phone the police for help, when she fell in her garage, possibly tripping over a rug. Police say the cause of death has not been determined but the extreme cold temperatures may have been a factor.

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North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests and launched more than 20 ballistic missiles previous year. Despite worldwide condemnation, North Korea has continued to test medium- and long-range missiles that could one day be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

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Four Hawkeye wrestlers advance to B1G championship matches

Following a shocking upset to nemesis Myles Martin last night, Bo Nickal took care of business in the consolation bracket, beating Emery Parker of IL 8-2 and last year's 184 runner-up TJ Dudley of Nebraska 14-9 with a a slick six point move in the third period to take third place.

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President Trump Supporters March Along San Diego's Embarcadero

Trump supporters have held rallies in recent weeks to counter demonstrations against him. Carroll and Linda Guthrie traveled more than seven hours from Georgia to attend the rally. The idea for the oversized message came from a similar event in San Francisco, said one of the organizers, community activist Mike James. Organizers said rallies to support the President were planned in about 50 cities nationwide, including New York , Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado.


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