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Winfrey , 63, however, is not running - at least, officially. "At the same time, politics is ridiculous right now". Winfrey ended her speech Sunday with a rallying cry for girls on the topic of the "Me Too" movement, which was the focus of Hollywood's first awards show since allegations of sexual misconduct swept the entertainment industry and then expanded into almost every other industry.
  • Koreas to meet for talks, but North won't budge on nukes

    Koreas to meet for talks, but North won't budge on nukes

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    Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure skating pair will probably happen, the reports said. North Korea says its weapons are necessary to counter USA aggression, and it regularly threatens to destroy the United States and its two key Asia allies, Japan and South Korea.
  • Lawmaker Says Black People Can't Handle Marijuana Because Of 'Genetics'

    Lawmaker Says Black People Can't Handle Marijuana Because Of 'Genetics'

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    Steve Alford of Ulysses made the statements over the weekend at a legislative coffee event in response to a question about marijuana legalization. "I majored in pre-med and biology myself and nowhere in my genetic studies did it say that African-Americans had a gene that predisposed them to be, to have bad character", he said .
  • DMK boycotts Governor's speech in Tamil Nadu assembly, Dinakaran seated calmly

    DMK boycotts Governor's speech in Tamil Nadu assembly, Dinakaran seated calmly

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    Led by Opposition leader MK Stalin , DMK lawmakers and members of the Assembly from other parties protested against the continuation of the Edappadi K Palaniswami-O Panneerselvam regime. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for visiting cyclone-hit Kanyakumari, he said the Centre should ask its team which visited Tamil Nadu to assess storm damages to expeditiously submit its report.
  • 24000 attempts made to access pornographic sites from United Kingdom parliament

    24000 attempts made to access pornographic sites from United Kingdom parliament

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    Some 160 requests a day to access online pornography have been made from within the UK Houses of Parliament since last June's general elections, Britain's Press Association (PA) reported on Monday. However, the available data showed there were 30,876 attempts from March to October. "All pornographic websites are blocked by parliament's computer network".
  • Seoul set to keep deal on comfort women

    Seoul set to keep deal on comfort women

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    South Korea's President Moon Jae-in had pledged to renegotiate the terms of the deal with Japan, which firmly said the agreement can not be amended. But he also acknowledged that the previous government made an official agreement with Japan, and that resolving the issue in the context of bilateral ties will not be easy.
  • Indian Army thwarts China's bid to build road near Arunachal Pradesh

    Indian Army thwarts China's bid to build road near Arunachal Pradesh

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    He said, "Tuting issue has been resolved". A Doklam like standoff was prevented by India and China. The crisis was resolved in August previous year after both sides retreated from the point of the face-off. The Chinese labourers had entered the area inadvertently, according to a government report on the incident. "We would like to gradually move away from imports (in defence technology) because for a nation like ours, the time has come to ensure that we fight the next war with home-made ...
  • California Republican Rep. Ed Royce won't seek re-election

    California Republican Rep. Ed Royce won't seek re-election

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    Royce has been in the House since 1993, and his retirement is part of growing trend of powerful Republicans who are heading for the exits. The Cook Political Report on Monday immediately shifted the seat to one that "leans Democratic", from the previous " lean Republican ".
  • Locals protest after militant killed in J&K

    Locals protest after militant killed in J&K

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    Police said the Army's Rashtriya Rifles, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police ringed Kaneera village following a tip about the presence of terrorists. An official said that a vehicle was signaled to stop at a naka in Bongam Tahab for checking. The area is under cordon and searches were underway until late evening, police said.
  • Takata adds 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators to massive recall

    Takata adds 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators to massive recall

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    A letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the recall addresses model year 2009 vehicles ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • Donald Trump's daily routine of Tweeting, phone ranting and TV revealed

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    Donald Trump's scheduled medical exam this week won't include a psychiatric evaluation, the White House said on Monday as questions mount over the United States president's mental fitness. "The president's health isn't only of importance to the president but to all of us, so we do expect presidents to reveal information that other people don't have to, just like their financial information", said David Orentlicher, co-director of the health law program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • First gay weddings take place in Australia

    First gay weddings take place in Australia

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    Overnight, athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan were one of the first Australian same-sex couples to say "I Do", tying the knot in a ceremony near Tweed Heads just minutes after midnight! Newlyweds Luke Sullivan and Craig Burns were one of the first to tie the knot in Queensland during a touching night-time ceremony which saw the pair exchange vows exactly one minute after the law came into effect.
  • Preview of today's College Football Playoff National Championship

    Preview of today's College Football Playoff National Championship

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    The Crimson Tide is seeking its fifth national title under head coach Nick Saban . Mike: The SEC turned the tide of a disappointing bowl season by advancing both CFP teams into the Championship Game. "They've held five teams to seven points or less, and four of them are in the SEC". Yet the SEC still had six teams in the Top 25 preseason rankings , more than any other conference.
  • Cliven Bundy, codefendants go free, won't face retrial; Bundy reacts

    Cliven Bundy, codefendants go free, won't face retrial; Bundy reacts

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    Within two hours of the decision an emotional Cliven Bundy, with wife Carol and other family members by his side, walked out the doors of the federal courthouse a free man. Kieran Suckling, an official with the Center for Biological Diversity, which fought for decades to protect endangered desert tortoises on rangeland where Bundy cows graze, called the prospect of a wider audience for the states' rights figure cause for concern.
  • Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

    Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

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    An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, a lot of them Iranians, authorities said, Al Jazeera reports. The Panamanian-flagged 274-m tanker Sanchi is "in danger of exploding or sinking", the Ministry said. He added the losses would be covered by an insurance company.
  • Ex-CEO cleared in Agusta deal

    Ex-CEO cleared in Agusta deal

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    The Milan Court of Appeals had earlier sentenced Orsi and Spagnolini to four-and-a-half years and four years of jail terms respectively in April 2016 for false accounting and corruption in the deal for 12 VVIP choppers. Tyagi and the others were charge-sheeted by the CBI in September a year ago in a Delhi court. Italy's highest court, in 2016, had ordered an inquiry into a corruption case accusing them of duping the company to the tune of 560 million euros ($672 million).
  • Sudanese student killed in protests against bread price rise

    Sudanese student killed in protests against bread price rise

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    In the southeastern city of al-Damazin, police fired tear gas on Sunday as about 400 demonstrators chanted "No, no to price rises!" and some burned tires, a local resident told Reuters. The Sudanese pound has lost more than 100% of its value since South Sudan's secession in 2011, pushing inflation rates to record levels given that the East African nation imports most of its food.
  • Mountain West school set to hire Alabama's Derrick Ansley

    Mountain West school set to hire Alabama's Derrick Ansley

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    SEC connections all the way around. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt accepted the Tennessee coaching job in December. Derrick Ansley agreed to become the new CSU defensive coordinator on January 8. "But I've got to find the right fit for this football team and this program". During two seasons under Saban, Ansley has mentored Alabama's defensive backfield to 33 interceptions (eight touchdowns) and 78 pass breakups.
  • Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad held By

    Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad held By

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    Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the government, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday, citing "reliable sources in Tehran". He attempted to run for president again in 2017, but the Iranian Guardian Council ruled him ineligible to run. In December, Ahmadinejad made public appearances calling for the resignation of top judiciary officials and accusing the Rouhani government of ...