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He tells Stein that he spoke to Jackson "maybe twice" face to face last season. They didn't stop there, though, as they'd add fellow All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the lineup giving the Thunder a team with a chance to contend in the Western Conference.
  • Peters promises government pick today

    Peters promises government pick today

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    It's understood Labour is in a similar position. The party caucus met for a third day yesterday to discuss what was on the table from Labour and National. The small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after inconclusive elections will announce on Thursday which party it will back in government, ending weeks of political limbo that have hurt the currency and business sentiment.
  • Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite resigns

    Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite resigns

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    In a message posted Wednesday to Twitter, Senator Hite said he had conversations with a state employee who did not work for him but worked in a nearby state office. Further, he says next month he is scheduled for two surgeries. Hite hasn't returned multiple phone calls seeking comment. Hite also says that he has been seriously ill over the a year ago and is facing two different surgeries, and that, along with the inappropriate behavior, are the reasons he stepped down from the First Senate ...
  • AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch

    AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch

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    In short, by not trying to mimic the best human Go players, AlphaGo Zero actually eliminated any of the biases or oversights Go players are hampered by, thereby creating a more pure strategy. The number of possible configurations on the Go board is greater than the number of atoms in the universe. "At each stage of the game, it seems to gain a bit here and lose a bit there, but somehow it ends up slightly ahead, as if by magic..." According to Nick Hynes, a grad student at MIT's Computer ...
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recounts conversation with Trump

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recounts conversation with Trump

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    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there's been no decision regarding the RFS. The biofuels industry has been ratcheting up pressure in Washington in response to actions from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it sees as threatening the more than decade-old program, created to boost use of ethanol and other renewables and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak declares Kremlin bid for 2018

    Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak declares Kremlin bid for 2018

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    TV host Ksenia Sobchak did not hold consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin on her plans to run the presidential election, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS. She spoke with Putin while making a film about her father to mark his anniversary, the BBC Russian service reported last week, citing two people familiar with the situation that it didn't identify.
  • Quebec lawmakers vote in favour of religious neutrality bill banning face coverings

    Quebec lawmakers vote in favour of religious neutrality bill banning face coverings

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    Activists have termed it as "Islamophobic and anti-Muslim". By law, doctors, teachers and casual care workers and public servants and official agencies were banned from closing ir faces with service areas, veils or something else. Gardee said: "The NCCM, in partnership with civil society allies, will be looking at all options now including legal avenues to defend the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadian Muslims and, by extension, those of all Canadians".
  • Sex traffickers, prostitutes busted in Oklahoma as part of nationwide operation

    Sex traffickers, prostitutes busted in Oklahoma as part of nationwide operation

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    This 11th FBI-led Operation Cross Country, which took place this year in 55 Federal Bureau of Investigation field offices and involved 78 state and local task forces, included hundreds of law enforcement partners, along with several global partners, including Canada (Operation Northern Spotlight), the United Kingdom (Aident 8), Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
  • 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump — Politico Poll

    46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump — Politico Poll

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    Though the president is a documented serial liar, a relatively large portion of the US electorate-and an even higher proportion of his Republican base-think the media is publishing made-up stories about President Donald Trump . Another 14 percent say they don't have an opinion yet. A majority of voters, 51 percent, disagree that the government should have that power and another 21 percent are undecided.
  • Sessions prepares for Senate grilling on private Trump talks

    Sessions prepares for Senate grilling on private Trump talks

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    Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) posed the question to Sessions as a hypothetical. "I'd be pleased to answer that", Sessions said. Mueller has been investigating potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
  • USA defence proposals are potential game changers: Rex Tillerson

    USA defence proposals are potential game changers: Rex Tillerson

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    Tillerson said the United States look forward to collaborating with India to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Saying that his relationship with India dated back to 1998, Tillerson said that both PM Modi and US President Donald Trump were committed to building a strong India-US relationship, far more than their predecessors.
  • Kindergartner Uses Own Money To Buy Classmate's Milk

    Kindergartner Uses Own Money To Buy Classmate's Milk

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    Within the first week they got over $600 in donations for "the little girl with the big, handsome heart". The little girl finally spilled the real reason why she needed the money. There are 20 kids in Sunshine's class at Birchview Elementary School and about half of them don't get milk . It costs $0.45 a carton. There are 20 students in the 5-year-old's classat Birchview Elementary School inIshpeming, Michigan - and half of them can not afford to buy the $0.45 milk cartons for snack time.
  • Himachal Pradesh polls 2017: BJP releases list of 68 candidates

    Himachal Pradesh polls 2017: BJP releases list of 68 candidates

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    Union minister Nadda is not even on the list while two-time former CM Dhumal will fight from Sujanpur; elections for the 68 seats will be held next month . The filing of nomination is scheduled to begin on October 16 and conclude on October 23. Twenty six sitting MLAs, including Anil Sharma, who had quit the Congress last week, and independent MLA Balbir Verma have retained their constituencies.
  • 7 things Kentucky teachers need to know about the GOP's pension plan

    7 things Kentucky teachers need to know about the GOP's pension plan

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    That's 600 years of smoking pot to fix the pension crisis. The Pension Trustee Advisors (PTA) report stated that the PFM recommendation of switching public school teachers from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan with participation in Social Security would cost considerably more for both employers and employees - especially if the employee volunteers to contribute up to an additional 6 percent of their salary toward the 401 (k)-style plan, with the state providing a 50 ...
  • Poll displays tied Alabama senate contention

    Poll displays tied Alabama senate contention

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    More recently, Moore called on Congress to impeach the Supreme Court justices who found in Obergefell that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. Polling experts say the results are not all bad for Moore. But between the lukewarmness of Moore supporters and the intensity of his opposition - 32 percent of Jones supporters cite opposition to Moore as the main reason for their support - the smart money may turn out to be on the wrong horse.