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Rachel Maddow infuriates viewers with drawn out intro of Trump tax story

Rachel Maddow infuriates viewers with drawn out intro of Trump tax story

Trump took a write-down of $103 million. Johnston is no stranger to the Trump-beat as he (literally) wrote the book on President Trump back in August 2016, allegedly in just 27 days, according the New York Times . Maddow clarified in a subsequent tweet that the documents in MSNBC's possession were Trump's 2005 1040 form. Rachel Maddow said she'll reveal the documents on Tuesday night on her show. Read More

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National Pi Day: Snag All The $3.14 Deals While You Can

National Pi Day: Snag All The $3.14 Deals While You Can

Big Mario's Pizza in the Queen Anne neighborhood will be selling slices of pizza pie for $3.14 all day. The sale will only last while supplies last, and selections will vary from location to location. The Michigan-based shop with an online store is also inviting fans too submit a video of themselves reciting Pi on the company's Facebook for a chance to win free pie for a year. Read More

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Andre Smith's return to Bengals no substitute for free-agent linemen lost

Andre Smith's return to Bengals no substitute for free-agent linemen lost

No team lost what the Cincinnati Bengals did on their offensive line in free agency, and the team is attempting to pick up the pieces. The deal he signed actually netted Cincinnati a compensatory seventh-round draft pick this year. Even so, this is likely going to be a contract that allows him to be cut at any time, should the Bengals find a younger, better backup tackle for the 2017 roster. Read More

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USA oil jumps after data shows surprise U.S. stock draw

USA oil jumps after data shows surprise U.S. stock draw

The immediate focus for investors is Tuesday's data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) about USA crude and product stockpiles after a bigger-than-expected climb reported last week. On the US side, markets were disappointed by last Friday's oil-rig data that showed USA shale producers are ramping up drilling activity to inject more oil into a still-bloated market. Read More

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USS Carl Vinson Sent as Warning to North Korea

USS Carl Vinson Sent as Warning to North Korea

North Korea said the arrival of the USA strike group in the seas off the east of the Korean peninsula was part of a " reckless scheme " to attack it. It began on March 1 and will continue until April 30, according to the South Korean Prime Minister's Office. The Seventh is the largest forward-deployed US naval fleet. Read More

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Intel buying vehicle tech company Mobileye in $14B deal

Intel buying vehicle tech company Mobileye in $14B deal

The self-driving vehicle race has been gradually heating up and competition now seems fiercer than ever, with the Intel and Mobileye team expected to challenge Tesla and Nvidia to the core. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the acquisition was akin to merging the "eyes of the autonomous auto with the intelligent brain that actually drives the vehicle". Read More

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Three helicopter crew missing in Ireland

Three helicopter crew missing in Ireland

Belmullet councillor for Sinn Fein Teresa Whelan says the community is reeling. Director of the Coastguard Eugene Clonan has said it's a dark day for the emergency services. He described the news of the disappearance of the Coast Guard helicopter as "shocking". Our thoughts are with Dara's family and friends, as well as those of the three crew who are still missing. Read More

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Last Stand for ISIS: What's Next?

Last Stand for ISIS: What's Next?

Jawdat said in that forces were conducting "combing and search operations in the liberated areas of Bab al-Toub, searching for traps and mines and terrorists hiding among the people". Capturing the bridge, which links Mosul's Old City with the eastern side, would give Iraqis control of three of the five bridges that span the Tigris in Mosul. Read More

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Indonesia to take action after cruise ship destroys coral reefs

Indonesia to take action after cruise ship destroys coral reefs

The damage to Raja Ampat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drew worldwide outrage. "The types of reefs that were damaged by the ship are Genus Porites, Acropora, Poicilopora, Tubastrea, Montipora, Stylopora, Favia and Pavites". The ship itself "did not take on water, nor was any pollution reported as a result of the grounding", Noble Caldeonia added. 'The vessel was relfloated on the next tide and was anchored safely nearby to allow a full assessment of the hull and machinery to be made. Read More

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Brexit Bill to become law in coming days, says Theresa May

For the moment Prime Minister Theresa May has not triggered Article 50 , but has said her government will start the formal process to withdraw from the European Union before the end of March. Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon vowed Monday that she will attempt to hold a second referendum on Scotland's independence from Britain. The result came as Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced she meant to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence at a time when Brexit ... Read More

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Winter weather advisory issued; 4 to 8 inches of snow possible

Winter weather advisory issued; 4 to 8 inches of snow possible

Norwegian meanwhile, which also flies routes from Scandinavia to the U.S., has opted to wait and see for the time being. Thousands of flights are canceled nationwide, with more than a thousand canceled in the NY are alone. Washington, DC public school districts said they would make a decision by 5 a.m. Tuesday. Still several inches of snow , but a mix or changeover to rain would greatly hinder the higher snowfall totals. Read More

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UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

As reported by the BBC, both Houses of Parliament have to agree the text of the bill before it can be sent for Royal Assent and become law. Without further opposition, it could pass the House of Lords that night. Settling financial terms of an "exit bill" from the bloc, which will be left with 27 members once Britain leaves, will be the U.K.'s second major challenge, said Fitch. Read More

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NWS: 3 inches fall in BN area; conditions improving

NWS: 3 inches fall in BN area; conditions improving

New York City could get up to 20 inches, Mayor Bill De Blasio said Monday, as well as coastal flooding and wind gusts as high as 40 to 50 miles per hour. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities. The National Weather Service warns that there will be whiteout conditions and visibility could be a quarter of a mile or less at times. Read More

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Afghanistan blast: one dead and almost 20 injured in deadly minibus explosion

Afghanistan blast: one dead and almost 20 injured in deadly minibus explosion

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Sediq Sediqi confirmed that one woman was killed in the incident that took place in the vicinity of Taimani area. The army had reportedly targeted a training camp of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar - the banned terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the Feb 13 suicide bombing in Lahore and the Feb 15 suicide attack on the headquarters of the Mohmand Agency's political administration. Read More

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USA to deploy Grey Eagle drones for Key Resolve drills

China has criticized Seoul for deciding to install the THAAD missile defense system which can not only protect South Korea from missile attacks from North Korea but also monitor Beijing's military developments. In recent weeks, Lotte's Chinese website has been hacked and Chinese authorities, citing alleged fire safety violations, have suspended 55 Lotte Mart stores, or more than half of the shops Lotte operates in China. Read More

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Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Michael Sharp, a United States citizen, and Zaida Catalan, of Swedish nationality - had been instructed by the UN Security Council to investigate armed groups, human rights violations and possible violations of an arms embargo in the country under the Resolution 1533 of 2004, according to UN-funded Radio Okapi. Read More

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Paul Ryan's Trump disavowal resurfaces in leaked audio

Ryan's comments on the call were widely reported at the time, although the audio hadn't surfaced until Monday. "The real negotiation period comes - and I promise this is the way it's going to work: We will get Obamacare-lite, [Republican House Speaker Paul] Ryan's plan, unless there's enough conservatives in the House to say no", he said , according to Politico . Read More

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United Kingdom eyes all options as Brexit approaches

This put the Bill on a path to clear Parliament in time to receive Royal assent this morning, paving the way for Mrs May to begin the formal Brexit process later this afternoon. In a letter to The Times , signed by Louise Richardson, the Oxford vice-chancellor, and the heads of all but three of the colleges, the academics dismiss as insufficient the indications by ministers that European citizens already resident in Britain were likely to be allowed to stay. Read More

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Getting To Know The American Health Care Act

Getting To Know The American Health Care Act

The bill repeals key provisions of Obamacare, but also implements parts of a replacement. An initial Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act was formally introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday. Premium tax credits make up the rest: $14,000 in Alaska, $6,900 in Wyoming, and $3,300 in Indiana. And thirdly, they do large health care savings accounts and shift the tax deduction from corporations to individuals. Read More

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United States deploying attack drones to South Korea

On March 7, the USA deployed the "first elements" of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea, despite angry opposition from China. Nikki Haley, the new US ambassador to the U.N. under the Trump administration, declined to state whether the nation would support a nuclear missile attack against North Korea when speaking with reporters Wednesday. Read More

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Weather: Lake effect snow possible later today

Weather: Lake effect snow possible later today

Tuesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. REST OF WEEK: Expect this mid-winter weather through Friday of this week. The southeastern part of the state especially will see temperatures drop into the lower teens at night, which - in conjunction with freezing rain - will make driveways and roadways slippery. Read More

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Palestinian Protesters Demand Abbas Resign Over 'Cooperation' with Israel

Palestinian Protesters Demand Abbas Resign Over 'Cooperation' with Israel

Political activist Omar Assaf said the protest was the largest against the Palestinian Authority in the past decade. "Palestinian law is being violated", he said. Israel accused him of being the head of a cell planning attacks against Israel. They were protesting against the Palestinian Authority's decision to surrender to Israel the wanted terrorist Basal al-Ar'aj from El-Bireh. Read More

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