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Trump Calls On Venezuela To Release Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Prior to her meeting with Trump, Tintori sat down with Florida congressional representatives Carlos Curbelo (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), all of whom signed a bipartisan letter to the president earlier this month urging tougher sanctions against Venezuela.

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Evacuations continue as a result of Port Hills fire

Firefighters are hoping the weather will play a part in battling the huge Port Hills blazes on Friday. "He loved fighting fires, it was the best part of flying, for him". "Police and New Zealand Defence personnel are now evacuating homes in the Kennedys Bush, Cashmere and Hoon Hay Valley roads as well as homes from the Sign of the Takahe to Victoria Park", a Christchurch Civil Defence spokesperson said.

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Ceres Contains "Key Ingredients For Life", New Study Confirms

The Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres. "For other asteroids, for Vesta, we have a very large family [number of surrounding objects] that could also reach the Earth, but not for Ceres", De Sanctis says.

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Impact of Brokerage Rating on Campbell Soup Company(CPB)

The current consensus rating on Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is Hold (Score: 1.82) with a consensus target price of $60.17 per share, a potential 4.54% downside. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 3.51M shares whereas, the average volume was 2.94M shares.

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TCS gains 3% after it says board to consider share buyback

India's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced that it will consider a buyback on February 20. Analysts say TCS can buy back its shares up to Rs 7,500 crore, which is 1.5 percent of market capitalisation post board nod while the firm can buy back shares up to Rs 18,500 crore, which is 3.9 percent of market capitalisation post approval from shareholders.

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Harvard Scientists Within "A Couple Of Years" Of Cloning A Mammoth

We're not there yet, but it could happen in a couple of years", said Church. The project is still a long way off of creating a living mammophant, but birthing a hybrid animal could be achieved via an artificial womb, bypassing ethical concerns about experimenting on elephant surrogates and forcing them into hard pregnancies.

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Trump's tumultuous month in the White House

But the President also said a new executive order would be tailored to the court's ruling to ensure that it could legally go into force. Trump has sought to turn the spotlight from reports that his inner circle was in constant contact with Russian Federation during his campaign.

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Governor orders evacuation of Dakota Access protest camp

The order , issued on Wednesday, cites safety and pollution concerns from flooding due to warm weather. The other concern is the polluting of the Missouri River by months of accumulated debris, including human waste, generated by the activists which occupied the camp.

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Sports WebXtra: Napoli to Rangers official

Napoli with #Rangers : One year, $8.5M guaranteed. This will be Napoli's third stint in Texas after he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons there, as well as the second half of the 2015 campaign. In his previous go-rounds with the Rangers, Napoli caught and played first base and left field. Napoli slashed.239/.335/.465 with a.343 wOBA across 645 plate appearances last season with the Cleveland Indians.

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Johnson Named to 2017 Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List

Sixteen different collegiate athletic conferences are represented on the 2017 preseason watch list. The Golden Spikes Award Advisory Board will maintain a rolling list of players, allowing athletes to play themselves into consideration for the award throughout the season.

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Hijab-Wearing Beauty Contestant Lands Prestigious Modeling Contract

Attached to the tweet is a graphic video of rabbits slaughtered for their coats. Aden made a name for herself in November a year ago as the first hijab-wearing contestant in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant, in which she declined to wear a bikini, having approached the organisers with pictures of women at the beach in Burkinis.

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Scientists Discover New Zealand Sitting On its Own Entire Continent, "Zealandia"

The world is made up of seven continents as far as most people are aware - Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Antarctica and Australia. " This is not a sudden discovery but a gradual realisation; as recently as 10 years ago we would not have had the accumulated data or confidence in interpretation to write this paper ", the team wrote in the journal GSA Today .

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Twitter Is Now Temporarily Throttling Reach Of Abusive Accounts

Although some users who have been hit with the restriction have said they believe it was because they used an abusive term, a spokesperson for Twitter told BuzzFeed that when deciding who to apply the limit to, the service's harassment and abuse team looks at a pattern of overall behavior, rather than just individual words.

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NASA Needs Your Help For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Discovery

Astronomers have found evidence for a ninth planet in our solar system. This is a zone of comet-like bodies orbiting the Sun out beyond the orbit of Neptune. So how do astronomers find such objects in space? And astronomers want your help to find it. The website, Backyard Worlds, takes data collected in 2010 and 2011 by the WISE telescope.

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Nasa may put crew on first flight of new deep-space rocket

The first launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule may be a crewed mission instead of the uncrewed one initially planned, according to an announcement by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot at a Washington, DC conference on Wednesday.

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's press conference

Complaining that the press is "dishonest" and that they are doing a "tremendous disservice to the America people", the president claimed that the media's lying is out of control. "I don't have any deals in Russian Federation", he said. Earlier this morning, Trump took to Twitter to slam reports based on information from the intelligence community as "fake news" while simultaneously saying something needed to be done about the "illegal leaking".

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UAE To Establish The First City on Mars By 2117

The UAE has unveiled plans to become the first nation to build the first city on the Red Planet. The ambitious plan announced by UAE may not be one of another skyscraper but a whole "City of Happiness" that would be transported to Mars in the next 100 years, which may be possible as 100 years ago, Dubai was just a desert land.

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Apple will reportedly launch an unambitious 4K Apple TV

The report repeats much of what we have heard before regarding Apple's failed attempts to strike deals with cable companies and make the Apple TV a central part of the TV experience. The current model features an iPhone-like app grid, but designers had prototyped more novel interfaces. Bloomberg also notes that the iPhone-like tvOS Home Screen is "less ambitious" than some of Apple's other designs.

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Police investigating murder of two teen girls in Carroll County

The two girls were reported missing in Delphi, Indiana, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Monday when they disappeared after being dropped off at a local hiking trail, according to local reports Thursday. This tight-knit community flooded police with leads about the deaths of two people found near Deer Creek Tuesday, police said. Two missing 13-year-olds were found dead along a hiking trail in IN this week and authorities suspect foul play, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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The Ocean Is Losing Oxygen; Here's How It's Affecting Sea Life

Models have predicted a loss of between 1 percent and 7 percent by 2100, according to the paper. However, past studies have found that the world's oceans have been steadily warming for half a century. Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, set out to do just that. "We were able to document the oxygen distribution and its changes for the entire ocean for the first time".

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Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta starts February 23

Check out the new Open Beta trailer below. For those wondering exactly what the open beta for Ghost Recon: Wildlands will include, Ubisoft has declared that everything available within the closed beta will be accessible within the open trial, in addition to extra content in the form of a province called Montuyoc .

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Italian restaurant offers discount for well-behaved kids

The eatery, which Ferrari says is more like a wine bar, welcomes families with children and will often cook up off-menu, kid-friendly dishes to satisfy picky customers. "I acted instinctively, it was wonderful to see how they interacted with each other in that table, with such composure". "In Italy, we have a problem that people often feel judged, so I didn't want to say anything - even positive - that might be seen as judging someone's children or parenting", he told The Local .

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Google Fiber gets a new head, trims employees

However, the latest job cuts will reportedly affect more workers than the October layoffs. The halt fueled speculation that Alphabet may sell off Google Fiber. "We've been grateful to be part of your community since 2011, and for the opportunity to provide superfast Internet to residents". In a statement to TPR, a Google Fiber spokesperson says in San Antonio, "Going forward we're focused on finding innovative new ways to deploy superfast internet" with more details to come.

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McDonald's reinvents the straw

Yes, really. (The company clearly has money to burn.) The scientists used their advanced knowledge of physics to cut holes in the device, which has a U-shaped curve at its base. Last week the chain announced four takes on the Shamrock Shake, including the Chocolate Shamrock Shake , which inspired the STRAW . Rather than waiting for the beverage to melt so that the customer can mix the flavors, the straw can instantly sip the minty spices and chocolate shake at the same time.

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Elon Musk Slams Donald Trump's Immigration Ban, Later Deletes Tweets

A screenshot of the notifications from Musk's three immigration-related tweets. "This is normal for a functioning democracy", Musk wrote in one of the tweets. "I said the same thing a week [ago] already", he wrote. The tweets are the first comments Musk has made on Trump's policy. Musk's original statements on the ban, which he tweeted two days before President Trump signed the executive order , drew criticism over their diplomatic nature.

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Climate change impact on mammals and birds 'greatly under-estimated'

Shifts in distribution in turn have wider consequences, upsetting food chains, migration patterns and more besides. "Our results suggest that populations of large numbers of threatened species are likely to be already affected by climate change, and that conservation managers, planners and policy makers must take this into account in efforts to safeguard the future of biodiversity".

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Britax Strollers Recalled for Damaged Receiver Mounts

A damaged receiver mount on the stroller is the problem. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that " Britax has announced 33 reports" of incidents that "have resulted in 26 injuries to children". Consumers should immediately stop using their Click and Go receivers and contact Britax for further instructions about disposing the receivers and remedy options.

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Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down

Ahead of Toy Fair, Monopoly-owner Hasbro has revealed that the iconic thimble token will be removed from the game. More than 4 million votes were placed, Hasbro said in a statement. Folks were given more than 50 options, including old favorites like the shoe, top hat and Scottie dog and new designs like a T-Rex, rubber duck and an emoji.

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Reasons Warren Buffett Is Buying Apple Stock

Now, with AAPL trading near the $135 mark at the close of business today, Berkshire's AAPL stock is worth some $7.74 billion if it still holds the stock. That investment got attention when it was first disclosed past year because Buffett has always been reluctant to invest in technology companies. The plunge into Apple appears particularly well-timed.

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Cyclone Dineo remains on predicted path, but will miss Ladysmith

The tropical depression is being labelled "ex-Dineo". As it moves over land, the system will weaken, but it can still bring heavy rainfall. Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day, Reuters reports.

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Telenor partners with Google to launch RCS, an advanced SMS service

Subscribers who don't have the app can install the Messenger app from the Google Play store. This feature will be available for the Android users with Telenor network soon. The service is being powered by Jibe's RCS cloud after Google acquired the company in September 2015. The three carriers listed in this article. Telenor customers in countries where RCS is launched will be able to take advantage of the new functionality through the Google Messenger app, even if it doesn't come ...

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Webster Hall Have Pulled the Plug on Martin Shkreli's Wu Tang Event

In a Facebook post yesterday, Shkreli said he's using his talks at Harvard last night and the Univeristy of Massachusetts Boston today to unveil "actionable suggestions President Trump can implement right now to dramatically lower health care costs, including prescription drugs".

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Snapchat parent Snap sees IPO priced between $14 and $16 per share

The parent company of SnapChat said in a regulatory filing today that the IPO is likely to be priced between United States dollars 14 and USD 16 per share. Snap's revenue climbed about sixfold previous year to $404.5 million, compared with $58.7 million in 2015. Net losses widened to $514.6m from $372.9m in that period.

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited

The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $0.63 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.12 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 23.50%.

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John Smedley, Former Daybreak CEO, Hired By Amazon For New Studio

Smedley had contributed greatly in the fusing of vibrant player communities and massive game worlds, a vision that is shared by Amazon Game Studios. In July 2015, he stepped down from his role as president CEO of Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment, where Smedley first started building Everquest in 1996) after he went on Twitter to threaten cybervandals who had harassed him and temporarily knocked out Daybreak's game servers.


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