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Groundhog Day: How it all started

Groundhog Day: How it all started John Griffiths and A.J. Dereume, members of Punxsutawney Phil's "Inner Circle", hold the famous groundhog . Those predictions have been overwhelmingly in favor of more winter . However, since a groundhog's life expectancy is between 6-8 years, you be the judge. That 15 times longer than the lifespan of an average groundhog . [Full Article...]

Russia To American Pilots: "If We Scare You, Then Stay Away…"

Russia To American Pilots: Russia's RIA news agency quotes the Defense Ministry as saying: "After the surveillance plane of the U.S. Navy had changed its course to move away from the border, the Su-27 returned to its base". The Russian Defense Ministry dismissed the claim that the Russian pilot's actions were risky or unprofessional, and said the interception was nothing out of the ordinary. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama on divisiveness and fear: 'Forget what they're saying in Washington.'

Michelle Obama on divisiveness and fear: 'Forget what they're saying in Washington.' Mrs. Obama appeared on the Ellen Show Thursday morning in her first television interview since leaving the White House last January; claiming "people are frightened" and that average Americans should "forget what they're saying in Washington". [Full Article...]

3 types of flu are rampant in Coryell County

3 types of flu are rampant in Coryell County The Center for Disease Control reports this flu season will likely be the worst outbreak since the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009. The flu can occur suddenly and cause mild to severe illness and sometimes lead to death, Oakland health officials said. [Full Article...]

Palestinian President to Address UN Security Council

Palestinian President to Address UN Security Council Referring to United Nations state members vote on the decision, he said only 9 states out of 193 voted against motion, mirroring a resounding rejection of the U.S decision. The Undersecretary for Regional and GCC Affairs also participated in the meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee which took place prior to the ministerial meeting and reviewed the decisions of the Mini Ministerial Comm... [Full Article...]

Congressman Trey Gowdy leaving politics

Congressman Trey Gowdy leaving politics Gowdy has had a full plate since becoming the oversight chairman: He also sits on the Judiciary Committee, the Ethics Committee, and has played a major role in the House Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump carried the district by 26 points in 2016. Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Josh Kimball took to Facebook to say he is exploring... [Full Article...]

Ola makes worldwide foray, sets up operations in Australia

Ola makes worldwide foray, sets up operations in Australia Ola co-founder and chief executive Bhavish Aggarwal said he sees "immense potential" for the ride-sharing ecosystem in Australia. Further details of the start of commercial operations, which will be subject to necessary regulatory approvals, will be announced later. [Full Article...]

Eagles rejects shine for Patriots

One buyer reportedly spent $15,150 per ticket for 3 seats in Section C, Row 1 of the stadium's club level for this Super Bowl. Typically Americans root for the underdogs. Brady is a good-looking guy, with a model wife and attractive little girl. They've gone through training sessions and each volunteer received at least eight pieces of a uniform they'll wear each day. [Full Article...]

CJI Dipak Misra for removal of Allahabad HC judge over medical scam

CJI Dipak Misra for removal of Allahabad HC judge over medical scam The Central government has reportedly rejected the Supreme Court collegium recommendation to elevate senior advocate Indu Malhotra and Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph as judges of the apex court. A removal motion signed by 100 members in case of the Lok Sabha or 50 members in case of the Rajya Sabha is to be given to the Speaker or the chairperson. [Full Article...]

Kenya: I Skipped Raila Oath Due to Security Fears - Kalonzo

Kenya: I Skipped Raila Oath Due to Security Fears - Kalonzo Myself, Wetungula and Mudavadi, because we didn't have bodyguards, we found ourselves held hostage in one room. Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was not under house arrest on Tuesday, when his counterpart Raila Odinga was being sworn-in as the People's President. [Full Article...]

Australia: Journalists find top-secret government documents in furniture shop

Australia: Journalists find top-secret government documents in furniture shop It said the files had been found in filing cabinets purchased by an unidentified person from the shop where ex-government furniture is sold cheaply. One theory is they belonged to a bureaucrat who handled Freedom of Information requests, while another suggests the were owned by the The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. [Full Article...]

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub Silver instead chose a frontcourt player, picking Pistons center Andre Drummond to replace Wall in the All-Star Game. Drummond is averaging 14.8 points and and leads the National Basketball Association at 15.3 rebounds per game. There's nothing like a good social media beef between National Basketball Association players. The last time a team seeded No. 4 or higher in either conference did not ha... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia: Anti-Corruption Drive Generates $106Bn In Settlements

Saudi Arabia: Anti-Corruption Drive Generates $106Bn In Settlements Reuters reported on Tuesday that the kingdom had closed a detention centre for those snared by the anti-graft drive at Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel. But Prince Mohammed appears to have won widespread approval for the purge among ordinary Saudis, partly because the government has said it will use some of the money it seizes to fund social benefits. [Full Article...]

DOJ officials appealed to White House to halt release of Nunes memo

DOJ officials appealed to White House to halt release of Nunes memo Adam Schiff is challenging Trump as the president reviews the classified information that House intelligence committee voted to make public on Monday over Democratic objections. Amid an internal FBI investigation into the handling of the Clinton case, McCabe agreed Monday to step down as FBI deputy director - two months before his planned retirement. [Full Article...]

Menendez bribery case dropped by Justice Department

Menendez bribery case dropped by Justice Department Walls also noted that the 2012 meeting with Sebelius ended Menendez's advocacy on behalf of Melgen. It's the latest embarrassment for a Justice Department that has seen a number of high-profile political corruption cases go sour, including the prosecution of the late Sen. [Full Article...]

Tom Hanks set to star as Mister Rogers

Tom Hanks set to star as Mister Rogers The film will revolve around the real life friendship between Rogers and Tom Junod , a cynical journalist whose encounters with Rogers transformed his own life, according to a Deadline report. " You Are My Friend " is scripted by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster . "Mari Heller is the flawless visionary filmmaker to bring Noah and Micah's script to life and because of her vision and this ... [Full Article...]

Labour to force binding vote over government's Brexit assessments (again)

Labour to force binding vote over government's Brexit assessments (again) In an opposition day debate on Wednesday, the party will use the same archaic parliamentary procedure it adopted previous year to force ministers to release Brexit impact papers to a Commons select committee. Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke accused ministers of trying to protect the Government from "political embarrassment" in refusing to release the document. [Full Article...]

Hamas leader dies after receiving life threatening head injury

Hamas leader dies after receiving life threatening head injury Read the full story here. Al-Alami is to be buried Tuesday in Gaza. Alami was Hamas' first liaison in Iran, and served in that country and Syria starting in the 1980s before returning to Gaza in 2012. Al-Alami, who had been serving as deputy until 2017, and had been the group's main leader in Tehran, Iran, for many years, before that, the Times of Israel reported. [Full Article...]

Crypto Exchange Coincheck Promises Refund After $400 Million Hack

Crypto Exchange Coincheck Promises Refund After $400 Million Hack The loss is expected to be worth approximately $400 million, although it is tricky to estimate the correct valuation due to the ever-changing rates of cryptocurrency. The thief was able to seize such a large sum in part because Coincheck lacked basic security protocols. The general process for exchanges is to hold customer deposits in " cold wallets ", which are not connected to outside networks a... [Full Article...]

Budget session of Parliament begins today

Budget session of Parliament begins today President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday while addressing the join session of Parliament asked MPs to support the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill - popularly known as the Triple Talaq bill . He said that the work on reopening of fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur, Barauni, Sindri, Talcher and Ramagundam is "progressing at a fast pace". So far flights have been started from 16 such airp... [Full Article...]


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