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Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken National Football League games in 2017

Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken National Football League games in 2017

It's understandable, since it will require action on the part of the league's broadcast partners. It was marginally less robotic than his typical interaction with common folk. While there won't be less advertising in 2017, it will be more strongly concentrated. Other broadcast changes include an occasional double box with commercials on one side and a peek into what's happening inside the stadium on the other, or a sponsored break with just one brand or company instead of several commercials ... Read More

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Rex Tillerson says wife convinced him to take secretary of state job

In an interview with the conservative-leaning Independent Journal Review published Tuesday night, Tillerson said, "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job", the former ExxonMobil CEO said. "I told you God's not through with you", he said his wife told him. Newsrooms have always paid the state department for airplane seats when the top diplomat travels - but the secretary of state only allowed one reporter to join him on a trip to South Korea, Japan and China. Read More

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Surveillance findings raise concern about spying on Trump campaign: Nunes

Nunes, who was a member of the Trump transition team himself, is chairing the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's effort to manipulate the 2016 USA presidential election. "Details about US persons involved in the incoming administration with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reports". Read More

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Iraqi PM Says Trump Administration 'Wants to be More Engaged' in Region

Iraqi PM Says Trump Administration 'Wants to be More Engaged' in Region

On the 14th anniversary of the launch of an American-led invasion that reshaped the Middle East, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met President Trump in the White House. "Unless we plan another occupation of Iraq (or genuinely and absurdly seek to 'take the oil' ) it is a reality that as the fighting stops our military will step aside and the State Department, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations will have to take over". Read More

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Iraq vehicle bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

The militants' are under pressure from Iraqi forces who are entering the group's last strongholds in Mosul. Similar incidents occurred in the city on March 16 and 17, in which two civilians died and six were injured in total. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January and is now fighting for the more densely populated western half. Nearly 100,000 Iraqis have been displaced by the fighting in the days since February 25, according to the latest estimates of the UN's International ... Read More

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Hillary Clinton Allies Rip James Comey for Belated Confirmation on Russia Probe

He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he'd been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. The FBI is looking into "the nature of any links" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, he said. The Senate intelligence committee has also asked Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser, and Carter Page, an investment banker who briefly advised the campaign on foreign policy, to retain documents related to its ... Read More

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Israel Ranked World's 11th Happiest Country

The director of SDSN is Professor Jeffrey Sachs , who is also the head of the Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development, that is financed by a US$10.0 million grant by the not-for-profit Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and housed at the Sunway University in Malaysia - and is well known to Malaysians. Read More

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Ex-Colorado Republican chairman in court for voter fraud

Ex-Colorado Republican chairman in court for voter fraud

Curtis spoke about voter fraud ahead of last year's election. Kelly said she was "livid over the whole situation" and never imagined that her ex-husband would take away her right to vote. Republicans complain about voter fraud all the time. According to the website for KLZ-560 AM, Steve hosts a morning radio segment, Wake Up. The truly amusing part of this is that Steven Curtis was an outspoken critic of voter fraud. Read More

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Why one zoo is sawing the off horns of 21 rhinos

Why one zoo is sawing the off horns of 21 rhinos

Zookeepers say that the procedures are necessary to avoid a repeat of an incident on the 8 March in a zoo near Paris when Vince the rhino was shot three times in the head by poachers who then removed and made away with his horn. The operation was a success and will be repeated across the rest of the herd, which includes both black and white rhinoceroses. The horns will slowly grow back, the zoo said. Read More

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Deadly Stampede at Henan Primary School

Deadly Stampede at Henan Primary School

The authorities said they were still investigating the cause of the incident. The injured students were hospitalized, some in serious condition, BBC reports , citing the Xinhua news agency. In 2015 , 36 people died during a new year's event in Shanghai by a riverfront. Shoddy construction work has often been blamed for fatal accidents in China when buildings, bridges and other infrastructure have failed. Read More

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Ivanka Trump gets White House office

Ivanka Trump gets White House office

NORTHAM: Gorelick says Trump is also applying for security clearance and that the White House counsel is comfortable with Ivanka Trump's new unpaid role. Soon after, the president quickly knocked those reports down, saying via Twitter , "I am not trying to get "top level security clearance" for my children". Read More

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White House: Paul Manafort Played 'Very Limited Role' in Campaign

In a role most of us wouldn't wish on our worst enemies, Spicer sought to defuse criticism of Trump's expensive trips to Florida, his golfing habit, baseless wiretapping claims, and the ongoing investigation into Russian links. And he described Michael Flynn , the former national security advisor, as a "volunteer" on the Trump campaign. "I'm going to be working for you", Trump said past year at a rally in Virginia. Read More

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Singapore falls 4 spots in World Happiness Report to 26th

Iceland, Switzerland and Finland rounded out the top five, followed by the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. The United States came in 14th, falling behind one place from previous year. Pakistan ranked at 80, climbing 1 point above its earlier rank of 81. Where do we rank in global happiness? "We won the lottery", Arne Larsen, a retired civil servant, told AFP in central Oslo. Read More

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Funeral preparations in Derry, following the death of Martin McGuinness

The Queen , whose cousin, the Earl of Mountbatten, was killed by an IRA blast in 1979, sent a private message of condolence to McGuinness's widow, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN. "I want to extend my sympathies to Martin's family and friends on his passing", said Deputy Collins. John Eaglesham, whose father - a postman and part-time soldier - was shot dead by the IRA in 1978, said: "People say about what he has done for the peace process". Read More

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Manafort worked to 'benefit Putin government'

Deripaska and Mr. Manafort to provide investment consulting services related to business interests of Mr. Deripaska which now is a subject to legal claims", the spokesman said in a statement. Yet this year, Manafort has taken out $19 million in home-equity loans on three New York City properties, including the residence that he's maintained in Trump Tower since 2006. Read More

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Huge explossion in Mogadishu hours after Somali cabinet annouced

Huge explossion in Mogadishu hours after Somali cabinet annouced

The theater is located les than a mule away from presidential palace. The attack occurred hours after Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre appointed his new Cabinet. The vehicle bomb attack also caused mass destruction of the buildings near by. The checkpoint is one of several that motorists must go through before reaching the heavily guarded presidential palace, which has seen previous attacks by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab. Read More

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Denmark ousted as world's happiest nation

The rankings use averages of the last three years of surveys. In order to reverse that, one of the authors of the report said the United States "should work toward campaign finance reform, reducing income and wealth inequality , improving social relations between native-born and immigrant populations, overcoming the national culture of fear induced by the September 11 attacks, and improving the educational system", according to the Times. Read More

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Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks

Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks

After a moment of silence at 7:58 a.m., the time of the first blast, they traveled by train to the Maelbeek subway station in the city center to join another group commemorating a second suicide bombing on a train at 9:11 a.m. The attacks started at the airport, where Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui detonated suicide bombs hidden inside suitcases as people queued to check in. Read More

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BMW bets on SUVs to lift profit, pay for electric vehicle shift

BMW bets on SUVs to lift profit, pay for electric vehicle shift

BMW is looking to new models - many of them and particularly at the top end of the premium segment - to revitalise momentum as competition from Mercedes-Benz and Audi heats up. Adding further to the pain of a bruised ego, BMW recorded its best year for revenue and profit in 2016 but the stock was routed in March when the numbers that were delivered by the firm failed to meet expectations. Read More

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Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Wednesday

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Wednesday

Elsewhere, Granite Staters can expect sunshine with gusty winds and falling temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for our entire area from 8AM Wednesday to 8PM Wednesday. Temperatures will fall into single digits overnight with wind chill values as low as zero, -1. On Friday , a 25-30 miles per hour wind is expected, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, according to the weather service . Read More

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