2019-03-30

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NCAA Latest: Auburn’s 3-point barrage trips up 1-seed UNC – (Associated Press)
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):9:35 p.m.The first No. 1 seed has fallen in the NCAA Tournament — and it’s North Carolina.

Papery pyramid: A new look at the Louvre – (BBC News)
French visual artist JR and a team of volunteers plaster paper around the Louvre’s glass pyramid.

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border – ‘not kidding around’ – (Associated Press)
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities…

Tassie devils ‘adapting to coexist with cancer’ – (BBC News)
There’s fresh hope for the world’s largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.

Janet Jackson, Nicks, 5 Brit bands lead rock hall inductees – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday — after 22 men — and in her acceptance speech, she urged her fellow female rockers…

UK faces new Brexit crisis after lawmakers reject May’s deal – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit deal for a third time, leaving the U.K. facing the stark prospect of a chaotic departure from the European Union in just…

Redacted Mueller report expected to be released by mid-April – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation will be sent to Congress by mid-April and will not be shared with the White House…

Aboriginals ‘turned away’ from AFL match – (BBC News)
Adelaide Oval said that instructions were misinterpreted by staff and it has since apologised.

Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons – (Reuters)
On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, accor…

Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies – (Reuters)
Pope Francis on Friday made it compulsory in law to report the sexual abuse of children within the Vatican and in its diplomatic missions worldwide.

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week – (Al Jazeera English)
Trump repeats threat to close the US southern border – a move that if he acts on would anger Mexico and business groups.

Financial pressure mounts to fix Boeing’s troubled jetliner – (Associated Press)
Boeing is facing mounting pressure to roll out a software update on its best-selling plane in time for airlines to use the jets during the peak summer travel season.Company engineers and…

Oklahoma ex-senator David Boren accused of sexual misconduct – (Associated Press)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma student alleges he was touched and kissed inappropriately by former university President David Boren on several occasions almost a decade ago…

U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez ‘encouraged’ despite Senate rejecting ‘Green New Deal’ – (Reuters)
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday she was “very encouraged” by the Senate vote this week on the “Green New Deal,” the sweeping climate policy resolution she introduced last month, even though the Senate defeated it.

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook…

White House calls for Fed to reverse U.S. rate hikes – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Federal Reserve made a mistake by raising interest rates and blamed the central bank for hurting the U.S. economy and stock market.

Trump threatens closure of U.S.-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States.

Trade hopes lift Wall Street; S&P 500 notches best quarter since 2009 – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks ended the final trading day of the first quarter on a strong note on Friday and the S&P 500 posted its best quarterly gain since 2009, boosted by optimism over the latest round of trade talks between the United States and China.

Documents increase pressure on Trudeau – (BBC News)
Jody Wilson-Raybould has released documents and audio related to the SNC-Lavalin affair.

In Ethiopia Crash, Faulty Sensors on Boeing 737 Max Are Suspected – (The New York Times)
As in the Lion Air disaster, investigators believe an automated system on the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight was set off by erroneous readings.

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From various sources

U.S. Ambassador and sanctions cause drop in German-Iran trade – (The Jerusalem Post)
9% drop in German exports to Iran.

What Gender Equality Month means to me: Valerie Camillo – (NHL News)
Valerie Camillo started as the president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 22. Camillo has also served as chief revenue and marketing officer for the Washington Nationals of MLB, and a senior vice president for …

Walkthrough – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Virginia Tech vs. Duke – March Madness Live | NCAA.com – (Bleacher Report)
Watch the Virginia Tech vs. Duke livestream, get live NCAA March Madness scores, schedules and results, an updated NCAA bracket and highlights from every NCAA game.

We moved our servers to Iceland – (Hacker News)
Simple, easy and friendly analytics.

V Playground – (Hacker News)
Simple, fast, safe, compiled programming language

Hannity: Journalism is dead and buried – (Fox News)
Reporter claims NBC News editor tried to intimidate him on ‘behalf of the DNC.’

There Are 206 Bones In The Human Body, And I’ll Be Impressed If You Can Find Just 10 – (Buzzfeed)
Welcome to the bone zone.

‘Surprisingly humane’: Elderly US veterans arrested at Shannon describe their prison stay – (The Irish Times)
‘Veterans for Peace’ Ken Mayers (82) and Tarak Kauff (77) are accused of trespassing at the airport

NCAA Latest: Auburn’s 3-point barrage trips up 1-seed UNC – (Associated Press)
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):9:35 p.m.The first No. 1 seed has fallen in the NCAA Tournament — and it’s North Carolina.

DeVos ignores CNN’s questions after budget testimony – CNN Video – (CNN)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in the hot seat over the Trump administration’s plan to cut $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics. CNN’s Ryan Nobles caught up with DeVos after a Senate budget hearing.

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Arizona police kick down door of parents who refused to take unvaccinated 2-year-old to hospital, body cam … – (Fox News)
Arizona police released body cam footage Thursday that showed the moment authorities kicked in the door of two Chandler city parents who allegedly refused to take their sick, unvaccinated child to the hospital.

Video: Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Layup as Celtics Beat Pacers 114-112 – (Bleacher Report)
Barring a surprising close to the NBA season, the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers are going to face each other in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. And Kyrie Irving is ready…

We Know Whether You’d Be A Sith Or A Jedi Based On How You Make A Sandwich – (Buzzfeed)
Choose wisely!

Papery pyramid: A new look at the Louvre – (BBC News)
French visual artist JR and a team of volunteers plaster paper around the Louvre’s glass pyramid.

No. 5 Auburn Stuns Coby, White No. 1 UNC After Chuma Okeke Suffers Knee Injury – (Bleacher Report)
North Carolina became the first No. 1 seed eliminated in the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, suffering a 97-80 loss to No. 5 Auburn in the Sweet 16…

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border – ‘not kidding around’ – (Associated Press)
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities…

Tassie devils ‘adapting to coexist with cancer’ – (BBC News)
There’s fresh hope for the world’s largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.

High-profile members of Trinity club express surprise at ‘hazing’ claims – (The Irish Times)
David Norris says: ‘When I joined, they simply dipped my tie into a pint of stout’

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All about Trump

DeVos ignores CNN’s questions after budget testimony – CNN Video – (CNN)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in the hot seat over the Trump administration’s plan to cut $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics. CNN’s Ryan Nobles caught up with DeVos after a Senate budget hearing.

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border – ‘not kidding around’ – (Associated Press)
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities…

Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons – (Reuters)
On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, accor…

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week – (Al Jazeera English)
Trump repeats threat to close the US southern border – a move that if he acts on would anger Mexico and business groups.

Former Driver For Trump Family Has Been Detained By ICE For Months: Report – (The Huffington Post)
The Romanian father, who may get deported, used to work at the president’s golf club in Florida, The New York Times reported.

Trump issues new permit for stalled Keystone XL pipeline | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
Moving defiantly to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a new presidential permit for the project — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed.

Here’s where the Trump administration plans to build the border wall – (CNN)
The Department of Homeland Security has requested assistance from the Defense Department to mount approximately 218 miles of new and replacement barriers along the US-Mexico border, according to documents released by the Sierra Club, a grassroots environmenta…

White House calls for Fed to reverse U.S. rate hikes – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Federal Reserve made a mistake by raising interest rates and blamed the central bank for hurting the U.S. economy and stock market.

Trump issues new permit for stalled Keystone XL pipeline | CBC News – (CBC News)
In an apparent bid to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a new presidential permit for the project, two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed.

2020 presidential race shaping up to be sharp contrast on hot topics – (Fox News)
From climate change to health care and immigration, President Trump and his Democratic challengers stand at odds; Peter Doocy reports.

Trump threatens closure of U.S.-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States.

Trump rips Fed for ‘mistakenly’ raising interest rates – (The Hill)
President Trump hammered the Federal Reserve on Friday for “mistakenly” raising interest rates, arguing that domestic and international markets would be stronger had it not done.

Mueller report on Trump and Russia to be made public by mid-April: Barr – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to make public a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by mid-April, “if not sooner,” he said in a letter to lawmakers on …

Trump Is Threatening To Shut Down The Border. DHS Says It’s Not Planning To. – (The Huffington Post)
The Department of Homeland Security is not actively planning for a total shutdown, a senior official said.

Trump, DeVos bungle Special Olympics budget – (The Hill)
President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled this week in explaining the administration’s proposed budget cuts to the Special Olympics.

Trump renews threat to shut down US-Mexico border – (Financial Times)
President tells Mexico’s government to stop illegal immigration ‘immediately’

Trump’s border comments illustrate he doesn’t get how trade works – (Google News)
It’s supposedly his signature issue!

Trump news – live: Mueller report ‘will be released’, as president claims he will close US-Mexico border in erratic tweet storm – (Google News (UK))
Follow the latest updates

Trump: ‘Very good likelihood’ of closing US-Mexico border next week – (The Hill)
President Trump is ramping up his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border next week, saying Friday afternoon “there’s a very good likelihood” he will do so.

Trump administration awards $1.7 million family planning grant to anti-abortion clinics – (The Hill)
The Trump administration announced Friday it would award a $1.7 million family planning grant to a chain of crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion and don’t offer contraception, while at the same time c

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