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Trump's budget pick clears initial Senate hurdle

Trump's budget pick clears initial Senate hurdle

Mulvaney's confirmation vote in the Senate is scheduled for Thursday. Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran of MS is supporting Mulvaney after expressing reservations Wednesday morning. The military has been weakened by years of mandatory spending cuts, according to McCain, and forcing the Department of Defense to continue fighting for every dollar would prohibit Defense Secretary Jim Mattis from doing his job. Read More

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No, Adele didn't break her Grammy to share it with Beyonce

No, Adele didn't break her Grammy to share it with Beyonce

Understandable! She's an exceptional performer who's flawless 98 percent of the time , so it wasn't surprising that she wanted to properly pay tribute to the gone-too-soon pop great, even if it meant starting over. But the best was yet to come. News of his sudden death shocked the world, although Killen says they were aware of his ailing health as they embarked on the album in January 2015. Read More

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'Morning Joe' hosts say Trump adviser Conway no longer welcome

When co-host Joe Scarborough remarked that Conway isn't in key White House meetings and is simply "just saying things to get in front of the TV and prove her relevance", Brzezinski chimed in that Conway is "not credible anymore". Conway coined the now-infamous phrase "alternative facts" in January while defending White House press secretary Sean Spicer on NBC's Meet the Press . Read More

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Most Americans Say Politics a Source of Stress

The American Psychological Association has found that Americans are experiencing the highest levels of stress that they've had in the past 10 years, The Washington Post reports . On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 the greatest level of stress), overall average stress levels of Americans rose to 5.1, according to the survey. Trump-related stress levels of Americans with different levels of education also correspond to the election results. Read More

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Adele Sweeps Grammys In Night Of Spectacle, Performances, Politics

Adele Sweeps Grammys In Night Of Spectacle, Performances, Politics

Best dance/electronic album: " Skin ", Flume. That's the basic sentiment everyone had after hearing the album , whether it was women in general or more specifically women of color. The Chainsmokers' "Don't let me down" was given the Best Dance Recording gramophone, Megadeth as the Best Metal Performance for "Dystopia", " Tell Me I'm Pretty" as the Best Rock Album , Beyonce's " Lemonade " as the Best Contemporary Album and "White Sun II" as Best New Age Album . Read More

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Sparks fly over Maher's booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos

Sparks fly over Maher's booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos

The conservative provocateur whose speech at UC Berkeley was cancelled after protests will keep appear as a guest on Real Time on Friday. "He has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes", Scahill wrote. Milo Yiannopoulos is getting even more media exposure. Last year Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter after taking part in harassing messages targeting Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. Read More

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Here's who will be playing R2-D2 in Star Wars

Here's who will be playing R2-D2 in Star Wars

In the non-televised part of the Grammys broadcast, Williams picked up his 23rd Grammy and his fifth for a Star Wars film (after winning three for A New Hope and one for The Empire Strikes Back ). The droid's name stands for Second Generation Robotic Droid Series-2 - just in case you didn't already know that. The Scottish actor and stunt man has appeared in numerous fantasy and sci-fi properties including Harry Potter and Doctor Who , playing a menagerie of aliens and creatures. Read More

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Kanye West too busy with NYFW for Grammys

Kanye West too busy with NYFW for Grammys

CDFA tensions aside, the show and its collection of highly wearable clothing was a quiet, promising step forward for West, who skipped this year's Grammys to prep for it. The low-key display proved a dramatic con trast to West's carefully choreographed outdoor Season 4 show in September, which got off to a late start. Read More

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Despite Wiggins' 41 points, Cavs and LeBron top Wolves

LeBron James in action against the Timberwolves. Without Love the last time out against Minnesota, though, the Cavaliers had no problem sealing a convincing 125-97 win. Reserve small forward Shabazz Muhammad is seeing an uptick in production with LaVine out as well and scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Friday to reach double figures for the fourth time in the last five games. Read More

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Blues riding high into matchup against struggling Red Wings

Blues riding high into matchup against struggling Red Wings

Thomas Vanek is expected to play Wednesday night after missing one game with an ankle injury. Vanek is now tied for the team lead with 14 goals and is second in points (36) to Henrik Zetterberg (41). Nyquist appeared to retaliate after Spurgeon cross-checked him from behind and into the boards. "He's been a big piece of our offensive success this year, so if he can play, it makes you better", Blashill said. Read More

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Does Rachel Lindsay Feel Added Pressure Being the First Black 'Bachelorette'?

Jennifer Anniston who is a self-confessed Bachelor aficionado chose Lindsay as one of her final four picks for Viall. This makes sense given that she is the first black lead for a season, but at the same time , it wasn't a given. "I've attended watch parties because every single job I've been a part of has had watch parties", she tells the magazine. Meanwhile, for "The Bachelorette" at times it's really been a down-to-the-last minute thing, which is why there's been drama over the years ... Read More

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'Outlander' season 3 premiere date announced: Why is the Starz series delayed?

Filming for the third season is expected to wrap in June, giving the team only weeks to put the finishing touches on all the episodes before they begin airing in September . Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television added, "With the scope of the production and all of the intricate details that go into the Emmy®-nominated sets and costumes, we had to make sure everything is kept to the high standard of the previous seasons and Diana Gabaldon's ... Read More

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Adele swept the Grammys. Don't act so surprised

It did look like Mean Girls come to life; other reports say that Adele's Grammy broke on accident, at possibly the best time given the speech she had just given. "I'm very humble and I'm grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and the Lemonade album was just so monumental - Beyonce , it was so monumental - and so well thought out and so handsome and soul-bearing". Read More

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Senate to Hold Hearing for US Amb. to Israel This Week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government allowed the building in Beit El as part of the first wave of approvals of settler homes since Trump took office. Jewish activists are lining up their troops for the battle over confirming David Friedman as America's next ambassador to Israel. J Street is also calling upon its supporters to write letters to their local senators in order to sway them from supporting the nomination. Read More

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U.S. traffic deaths up from previous years

U.S. traffic deaths up from previous years

US motor vehicle deaths previous year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007 as cheap gasoline and a healthy economy encouraged motorists to drive more, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the National Safety Council . "It's critical that these drivers understand the potentially deadly consequences of engaging in these types of behaviors and that they change their behavior and attitudes in order to reverse the growing number of fatalities on US roads". Read More

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Joy Villa's music sales skyrocket after donning pro-Trump dress to Grammys

Many fans were not so thrilled with her choice of outfit. He told the Hollywood Reporter that he is supportive of the new president regardless of his stance on immigration and other issues. Following the show, Villa posted about the dress on Instagram . "The gown was more a message of love and moving this country forward", Soriano said during an interview with the Asian Journal on Monday, February 13. Read More

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Kendall Jenner admits she ignores her Kardashian family when she's modelling

Have you ever wonder what Jimmy Fallon would look like as a model? Some of the clues that were drawn were pretty easy, like The Matrix , but some of them seemed nearly impossible to act out in just a handful of segments. The reality TV star-who showed off her style credentials in chic pink Chanel separates, a gold body chain, and a white crop top-then got The Matrix in only seconds. Read More

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Maple Leafs' McElhinney has something to prove to Blue Jackets

Chimera cut Toronto's lead to 3-1 late in the second period, but that's as close as the Isles would come to making the game interesting. William Nylander notched Toronto's third goal of the game and his 15th of the season. Matthews scored his second goal of the game and his 27th of the season from the slot at 11:51. But team captain John Tavares, who was held off the scoresheet despite registering seven shots on goal against his hometown team, believes NY must learn from the mistakes it ... Read More

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'Hidden Figures' to screen for free for Black History Month

Cities include Atlanta, Dallas, Miami , Los Angeles and Chicago. Theater chain AMC and distributor 20th Century Fox announced Tuesday that the screenings occur on February 18.at 10 a.m.in select cities, The Associated Press reports. " Hidden Figures " has been nominated for three Academy Awards, including best picture and best supporting actress for Spencer's portrayal of Dorothy Vaughan. Read More

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Kanye West Suffering From Memory Loss After 2016 Hospitalization

Unlike last fall's trek to Roosevelt Island, or last spring's concert at Madison Square Garden, Kanye West is keeping things simple for Yeezy Season 5. The most popular explanation seems to be that Kim feels Kanye isn't emotionally stable enough for such a major undertaking. But because he's Kanye West , doesn't that mean fashion week attendees will automatically want a ticket to his show? West's wife Kim Kardashian left the 13-minute show just before it ended. Read More

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Justin Bieber Named Suspect in Assault Investigation

Justin Bieber Named Suspect in Assault Investigation

Clair Avenue. Unnamed sources connected to the case say the man filed a police report this week after trying to settle the dispute with Justin on his own, to no avail. Bieber allegedly grabbed Cannon's phone and punched him three times. He also says he wrestled Bieber to the ground to restrain him. TMZ .com posted what they claim is video of the incident in June. Read More

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Adele Won Because Beyonce's 'Not A Singer' Says Santana

Adele Won Because Beyonce's 'Not A Singer' Says Santana

In an interview with the Australian Associated Press following the biggest night in music, Santana weighed in on the 28-year-old Brit's shocking sweep over the "Formation" artist, 35. "I have the utmost respect for [Beyonce] as an artist and a person", he wrote. Carlos Santana says he was only trying to congratulate Adele on her big night at the Grammys when he said Beyonce "is very lovely to look at" but "not a singer , singer". Read More

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Watch Adele argue that Beyoncé should have won her Grammy awards

Watch Adele argue that Beyoncé should have won her Grammy awards

Singer Adele rounded off her triumphant evening at the Grammys on Monday by accidentally breaking her award for the Record of the Year in half while on stage, before dedicating it to Beyonce. Prince and British pop star George Michael, who both died unexpectedly previous year, will be remembered in special tributes. Dark horses for Album of the Year include " A Sailor's Guide to Earth " by Sturgill Simpson, who has given some intellectual heft to country music through lyricism inspired ... Read More

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Howard Stern sued for airing private IRS conversation

Howard Stern sued for airing private IRS conversation

According to Barrigas, the Stern Show producers overheard her conversation with Forsythe and chose to air the conversation live on satellite radio to about 1.2 million listeners worldwide. "My phone number is out there, my personal conversation, and I just feel terribly violated, and I feel like I'm in jeopardy that my credit information might be out there and I'm just totally devastated", she told the station. Read More

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