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Tester says he won't support Gorsuch nomination

Tester says he won't support Gorsuch nomination

It will take at least eight Democrats to back the 52 Republicans to confirm Donald Trump's selection if the minority party attempts to filibuster the pick. She said her conservative organization has been opposed to judicial filibusters in both Republican and Democratic administrations and that only Democrats have ever used threats of a filibuster against Republican nominees. Read More

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Samsung Unveils S8 Smartphones With Virtual Assistant

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be coming in with a 5.8-inch display screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2960. How it will integrate with the Galaxy S8 is that you don't need to be on the Pinterest app to use this tool. "And it's easy to hold in one hand". Samsung can blame faulty batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 fires all it wants, but the fact that it rushed to beat the iPhone 7 to market in 2016 is definitely one factor that contributed to the phablet's demise. Read More

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Broadcom Bids For Toshiba's Memory Chip Unit

Broadcom Bids For Toshiba's Memory Chip Unit

The two deciding factors will be avoiding technology outflows and ensuring growth at Toshiba's chipmaking facilities in Yokkaichi, Japan , a senior ministry official said. There are now no Japanese companies among the bidders, the sources said. Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun said when Chinese and Taiwan companies acquire Toshiba , that could lead to Toshiba's memory chip technology being used in military technology. Read More

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Third Democratic senator says he'll support Gorsuch

Third Democratic senator says he'll support Gorsuch

McConnell and Cornyn are correct in this sense: If Democrats were to succeed in blocking Gorsuch, it would be a first for the nomination of a judge to join the court. Gorsuch, 49, a federal appeals court judge on the 10 circuit in Denver, looked like a shoo-in to succeed the late associate justice Antonin Scalia , thanks largely to his Ivy League education, boyish good looks and sterling conservative credentials. Read More

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U.S. oil-rig count rises for 11th straight week, Baker Hughes says

U.S. oil-rig count rises for 11th straight week, Baker Hughes says

Oil is on track for a 5% weekly climb but is down almost 7% for the month, weighed by concerns over rising US output and uncertainty over the durability of an agreement by other major producers to curb production. One-dozen directionals were joined by one-dozen horizontals in the march back to the patch, but nine vertical rigs left play. For more on natural gas prices, read Part 1 of this series. Read More

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American mayors affirm climate goals even after Trump executive order

But as Darryl Fears reported in the Washington Post, the biggest challenges to coal jobs come from market forces - mainly cheap natural gas. Trump's executive order does not fundamentally change the economics of power production. "In fact, even if the Clean Power Plan disappears entirely, we would still be in a position to meet our Paris commitment, which is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025". Read More

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Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money

Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money

The Department of Health and Human Services ruleprohibits states from cutting Title X family planning grants to community health centers that serve mainly low-income Americans exclusively because they offer abortion services. In 2011, Politico profiled Pence's "one-man crusade" against Planned Parenthood. Historically speaking, vice presidents rarely come in to break ties but this Pence's second time doing so in the three months since the Trump Administration came into power. Read More

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Trump's EPA chief lifts ban on pesticide that poisons children

And late Wednesday, that hostility brought progress towards a ban of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on American farms planned by the Obama administration to a halt. The decision reflects a sharp change in direction for the EPA under Pruitt, the former Oklahoma state attorney general who came into the Trump administration as a harsh critic of the agency he now leads. Read More

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Collins stars for Gonzaga in what could be only NCAA run

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina prediction and game preview, as the No. 1 Bulldogs and No. 1 Tar Heels face off in the National Championship Game of the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina missed four straight free throws at the end of the game but got offensive rebounds in both cases to emerge victorious. It was a smart play called by a smart coach - ahead three, Gonzaga would cheerfully give up two free throws instead of a 3-pointer. Read More

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Westminster attack was over in just 82 seconds

But while he added that police "need to establish with absolute clarity why he did these unspeakable acts", DAC Basu acknowledged "there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this". The Islamic State group claimed one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack, the worst in Britain since the July 2005 bombings which left 52 people dead. Read More

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Trump national security aides complete North Korea policy review

In a separate interview, USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States is looking to China to take action against North Korea. North Korea didn't qualify for women's hockey at PyeongChang but could still send athletes in other sports to compete south of the border. Trump vowed during the presidential campaign to have China labeled a currency manipulator on his first day in office, which didn't happen. Read More

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Trump to order trade abuses study, improve import duty collection

Trump to order trade abuses study, improve import duty collection

Now that he's in the White House, Trump's getting ready to do something about it. In a briefing with reporters on Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that one of the orders instructs Commerce and the U.S. The report, he said, will examine whether deficits are being driven by things like cheating, specific trade obligations, lax enforcement and World Trade Organization rules. Read More

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2 executive orders target trade abuses

2 executive orders target trade abuses

Donald Trump is expected to sign Executive Orders today, to launch a study into these alleged unfair practices and perhaps ordering the collection of duties from countries identified as selling products into the U.S. "Needless to say, the No. 1 source of the deficit is China", he said, before listing more than a dozen other "countries that will potentially be involved". Read More

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'Beauty and the Beast': Everything you need to know

'Beauty and the Beast': Everything you need to know

Alice in Wonderland, the 2010 live-action film directed by Tim Burton, previously held the record for a Disney live-action film based on an animated classic grossing the most in its opening weekend. " Beauty and the Beast " was pulled from theatres in Kuwait yesterday. Disney , the studio even bested itself. Coming in second place at the domestic box office is Warner Bros. Read More

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US State Department Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

US State Department Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

Supporters argued the U.S. needs the jobs associated with the pipeline's construction and criticized what they considered to be the Obama administration's overreach. The Nebraska Public Service Commission still has to approve the route through the state. Trump concurred, saying: "I think it's a lot safer to have pipelines than to use other forms of transportation for your product". Read More

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NCGA Applauds EPA Decision on Chlorpyrofis

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed March 29 an order denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos , a pesticide crucial to US agriculture. EPA also placed "no-spray" buffer zones around sensitive sites , such as schools, in 2012. Groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council are expected to challenge Mr. Read More

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Wealthy White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures

Wealthy White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures

Kushner's financial disclosure was one of roughly 180 that the White House said it would make available late on Friday as it begins to provide a picture of the wealth of Trump's appointees. Those documents will not be disclosed, White House lawyers said, although the public will eventually have access to "certificates of divestiture" issued to employees who are seeking capital gains tax deferrals for selling off certain assets. Read More

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Betsy DeVos in North Carolina on Monday

Betsy DeVos in North Carolina on Monday

Defending the pending budget cuts before the Brookings group, DeVos cited a recent report on the Obama-era School Improvement Grant (SIG) program and called it a $7 billion failure, which proves that "more funding" can not "provide a better learning environment for those left behind". Read More

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Two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

The statement explicitly condemned and opposed the relocation of the embassy of the United States (U.S.) from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying that it is "unacceptable". The statement also mentioned that the Syrian crisis can not be ended militarily, calling for the political process which preserved Syria integrity. Read More

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Lawmaker: WH was wrong for withholding intelligence documents

The House chairman first announced the existence of the intelligence reports March 22 but has been tight-lipped about his sources. During Friday's program Todd said: "I think the biggest problem here is you have the president not wanting to accept the conclusion that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the election and that there is going to be an investigation in this, whether he likes it or not". Read More

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Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

That's the only word which describes the Republicans' inability to pass the bill to repeal Obamacare in a House they control. Moderate Republicans in both chambers are still anxious about ensuring that health care stays affordable for their lower-income constituents, and want to preserve Medicaid, which is popular even in states Donald Trump won. Read More

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III two-wheelers sold out a day ahead of nationwide ban

To be precise, a report suggests automakers have stocks of 8.2 lakh BS-III vehicles in the country which includes 96,724 commercial vehicles, 6,71,308 two-wheelers, 40,048 three-wheelers and 16,198 cars. At Rs 10,000 company-sponsored discount on the BS-III Jupiter was lapped up within minutes this morning. He further said: "By the end of today, March 31, we would have sold nearly all of our BS III inventory". Read More

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