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Knicks: Toronto goes for the season sweep

Knicks: Toronto goes for the season sweep

DeRozan certainly looked ready in the Raptors' 96-94 win over the Miami Heat , scoring 38 points to go with six rebounds in Toronto's last home game of the regular season. "When the other team puts more pressure we have to learn how we have to improve our defence and offence at that point of the game". "We've had it like the last three, four years". Read More

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Britain Offers to Help to Wean Saudi Economy Off Oil Dependency

May isn't the first woman leader to forgo the headscarf on their visit to the country. The two leaders discussed cooperation in bilateral relations. She discussed terrorism and expansion of mutual ties with the country with the kingdom's monarch, King Abdullah II. 'As a world leader across a range of sectors, the United Kingdom is well placed to help Saudi Arabia deliver these vital reforms'. Read More

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Royals Offense Comes to Life Against Astros

Royals Offense Comes to Life Against Astros

Salvador Perez hit a solo homer in the second inning, turning on Mike Fiers' 89 miles per hour fastball and lining a shot onto the train tracks behind the left-field foul pole. McCullers is been great at Minute Maid Park in his three-year career, he is 10-4 with a 2.09 ERA in 21 starts. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel was sharp, allowing just one run on two hits over seven innings. Read More

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Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital-With A Catch

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it reaffirms "the status of east Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state.we regard west Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel". "We are studying the matter ", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said. According to Qaws, the people targeted by the raids and bans are the same Palestinians targeted by Israeli authorities each year. Read More

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RBI moves to cut system's excess cash to help contain inflation

RBI moves to cut system's excess cash to help contain inflation

To ease this, the RBI governor Urjit Patel committee on monetary policy had suggested the creation of special deposit facility (SDF), which is a kind of non-collateralised liquidity parking instrument. While the RBI did not say this explicitly, the State Bank of India's move to soften lending rates earlier this week showed that banks have some room to cut rates without any further reduction in the rate at which the central bank is willing to give banks short-term money, called the repo rate . Read More

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USA carrier strike group heads toward W. Pacific near Korea

USA carrier strike group heads toward W. Pacific near Korea

Dave Benham, spokesman for the command, called the strategy of diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a "prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence" in the volatile western Pacific. North Korea also conducted a test of a newly developed high-thrust engine this year. The US Navy has tracked previous North Korean missile launches with Aegis, which can shoot down ballistic missiles like those North Korea has been testing. Read More

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Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Cavusoglu said he had spoken with the French and German foreign ministers on phone without specifying when. The following is an explanation of the so-called "deconfliction line" and the possible consequences of cutting it. There, air traffic controllers and senior military officers are in contact with their Russian counterparts in Syria. Last week, the US launched a missile strike on a Syrian military air base in retaliation for a chemical attack in northern Syria that the USA has blamed ... Read More

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More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds

And if you want a more expensive plan that covers every trip you make to the doctor, you should be free to purchase that plan, too. A potential cause is that conservative groups like the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity and Club for Growth are redirecting their money and influence to lobbying Republicans on replacement options, rather than spending millions in ads opposing Obamacare . Read More

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Drought is over in California, governor declares; some watering restrictions remain

The plan, titled Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life , requires legislation that would give the state water board authority to set urban water-use efficiency standards by 2021. Initially, after last winter's El Niño brought moderate rains to Northern California, the state was expected to suffer through a dry winter, thanks to the La Niña effect. Read More

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Donald Trump says he thinks Susan Rice committed a crime

Donald Trump says he thinks Susan Rice committed a crime

Does Trump think Rice committed a crime? "I think it's going to be the biggest story", Trump told The New York Times . "It's such an important story for our country and the world". We checked in with some top national security experts, and most say Trump's allegations would be very hard to prove. The newspaper pressed Mr. Trump on whether he thought Ms. Read More

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Greece says a deal on unfreezing the bailout is close

Greece says a deal on unfreezing the bailout is close

Athens and its creditors are racing to secure a deal ahead of a series of large debt repayments, totalling more than €6bn, that Greece must make in July. The reform package includes measures involving 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), with 1 percent in 2019 mainly based on pensions and the other 1 percent in 2020 mainly based on personal income tax. Read More

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Made Tremendous Progress In Ties With China: Donald Trump

Trump was meeting again with his Chinese counterpart Friday, with USA missile strikes on Syria adding weight to his threat to act unilaterally against the nuclear weapons program of China's ally, North Korea. But in a sign that rough spots remained, Tillerson afterwards described the discussions as "very frank and candid". Still, North Korea was a top priority for Trump in the meetings with Xi. Read More

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Uber's self-driving cars back on road after crash in Arizona

Uber's self-driving cars back on road after crash in Arizona

The Uber test vehicle was not responsible for the accident, and despite landing on its side, neither the driver nor the other front-seat occupant was seriously injured. There were no passengers in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to Uber. In March, Uber obtained permits for two of its Volvo SUVS to again hit the streets in San Francisco. Read More

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California math: 1 vote = $500 million in road, rail work

If the bill passes the Senate today, it would then be taken up by the Assembly Transportation and Assembly Appropriations committees. Jerry "tax-and-spend" Brown has pushed through the largest tax hike in state history. Two thirds of legislators, exactly the number needed to raise taxes under California rules, backed the measure. He also had been on the fence. The legislation provides another $427 million for work in the area represented by Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona, and ... Read More

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China's Xi meets Trump, urges trade cooperation

After the summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida , Tillerson told reporters that Trump and Xi came to an agreement on North Korea. Their comments were echoed by a front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily which said the meeting established the tone for the development of U.S. Read More

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Few ads run on 'O'Reilly Factor' as boycott takes effect

Attempting to defend his friend, President Trump said he felt O'Reilly shouldn't have settled the cases of sexual harassment against him and that he felt that O'Reilly was innocent. On April 1, The New York Times reported that five women had received payments totaling almost $ 13 million from either O'Reilly or 21st Century Fox "in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their" reports about of sexual harassment involving O'Reilly. Read More

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California's Drought Emergency Is Over But Conservation Must Continue, Gov. Brown Declares

While mandatory measures and water supply "stress tests" are no longer required for most water utilities around the state, common sense prohibitions against wasteful water use remain. Jerry Brown on Friday to declare an end to the state's drought emergency that had drained reservoirs and wells, devastated forests and farmland and forced millions of people to slash their water use. Read More

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Charlotte ranks among top 20 cities for mail carrier dog attacks

Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo said in a statement out Thursday. Los Angeles mail carriers were more likely than those in other cities to face an attack a year ago, with 80 reported incidents. And dog attacks can be catastrophic. For instance, the agency now has an area in its Package Pickup application that allows customers to indicate if there are dogs at their address when package pickups are scheduled. Read More

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Decline in US trade deficit

US automakers complain about a disparity in tariffs: The United States has a 2.5 percent tariff on auto imports, China's is 25 percent. That represents a shift in strategy from the past, when USA leaders aggressively proselytized the benefit of open markets, even if they didn't always wholly achieve them at home. Read More

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Local water agencies react to Drought State of Emergency being lifted

The order today rescinds emergency proclamations made in first January and then April 2014 and four drought-related executive orders made in relation to the crisis. But on March 30, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources revisited the Sierra Nevadas to conduct their annual snow survey. By comparison, over 90 percent of the state faced drought conditions a year ago. Read More

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Fowler, Hoffman edge ahead at sun-drenched Masters

Thomas Pieters, another of those leaders, said, "It's been two long days". When you come to Augusta , you want to get balls in! Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. He was most pleased with the birdie putt he made from the fringe on the par-3 16th, right after his only bogey of the round. And he knows the score that everyone talks about - 70 majors as a pro without a victory, and enough close calls to make him wonder if he'll ever get it done. Read More

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United States gains jobs; unemployment drops

Employment increased in professional and business services and in mining, but that couldn't offset shrinking employment in the retail sector. Education and health care services added the fewest jobs for that category in 15 months. The report said the unemployment rate, a statistic known as the U-3, was 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent in February. The monthly average for job creation over the previous six months dipped to 28,900 from 36,500 in February. Read More

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United Airlines To Customers: 'Your Leggings Are Welcome'

According to Watts, some of the girls were permitted to fly after changing their outfits but two girls - one of whom was 10-years-old - were not allowed to fly. She posted on her Twitter that next time she would fly with the airline, she would wear only jeans and a scarf. In another series of tweets , the airline added: "Casual attire is allowed as long as it looks neat and is in good taste for the local environment". Read More

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How to pick a victor in today's Grand National

Animal rights campaigners are calling for people to boycott this weekend's Grand National and for the popular horse race to be banned. "Without them I wouldn't have got back in time and I wouldn't have been as fit as I am". Fox Norton looked in need of an extra half mile when beaten a head in the Champion Chase and I think the race revolves around the two with Sub Lieutenant (3/1 joint favourite at BetVictor) getting a narrow vote. Read More

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US job growth slows sharply, unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent

The jobs report looked strong even beyond the headline, with gains largely in full-time work and both manufacturing and construction adding employment. Good news: The unemployment rate continued to fall, however, with large numbers of women , teens and Latinos finding jobs. And it reported that average hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent in March from February and have increased 2.7 percent over the past 12 months. Read More

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US unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade

Professional and business services was the fastest-growing employment sector in March, gaining 56,000 jobs, according to the report. "We have to acknowledge however, that there's a bit of evidence that the month wasn't as disappointing as that headline number would indicate because the unemployment rate slipped to 4.5%". Read More

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Gov. Brown declares end to drought

The declaration of the drought's end came after a winter rainy season that refilled reservoirs, dumped record snowpack on mountains and turned dried-out hills and fields from brown to green. State water authorities likely hope that the habits formed during the drought will be retained - though some local agricultural water authorities are now pumping water to farmers as fast as they can to keep dams from overflowing. Read More

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Trump having 'very interesting' time with Xi

The president has said that if China doesn't exert more pressure on North Korea, the USA will act alone. He added that they, during the meeting, have also gained better understanding of each other, stepped up their mutual trust, scored multiple major consensus, and built up a good working relationship. Read More

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