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Girl Scout sells cookies in front of a weed dispensary

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She wasn't actually the first smart Girl Scout to sell in front of a dispensary; Girl Scout Danielle Lei made global headlines in 2014 and 2015 when she sold over 200 boxes in two hours by selling in front of the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. Read More »

Senators Introduce Resolution to Start Investigation into USAG, USOC Over Nassar Scandal

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The department said it could not comment about the details of the complaints as the investigation was ongoing. During sentencing hearings for Nassar, almost 200 victims told the courts about his decades of abuse. Later, in 1996, Geddert brought Nassar on to work at the gym he now owns, Twistars USA Gymnastics Club. The U.S. Olympic Committee has promised to have an independent investigation into the Nassar matter. Read More »

Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta - Observatory

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But he did not allude to any other response, including military retaliation, that France might take against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad if the attacks are confirmed. Konashenkov warned that militants could "stab their sponsors in the back". Three days of air attacks in eastern Ghouta, a suburb outside Damascus, and the northern city of Idlib, have killed more than 100 civilians. Read More »

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to have United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped

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The former Baywatch star carried two takeaway coffee cups into the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Mr Assange has been living for over five years. Arbuthnot said that she would rule on the point on 13 February. He said Assange had had "reasonable grounds" for fleeing to the embassy in 2012 because of his fear that he would be ultimately be extradited to the United States. Read More »

Ranking the colleges by Super Bowl winners

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Her "Star-Spangled Banner" was stunning and unifying, but it was something that happened right before the song that sent Twitter into a frenzy. " Pink is one of the best singers on planet Earth and I know she's going to do an unbelievable job with the national anthem , " he told ET last month ". Read More »

Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus

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Israeli jets carried out on Wednesday an airstrike against a position in a rural area near the Syrian capital Damascus. Since the start of the conflict, the Israeli Air Force has repeatedly attacked targets inside Syria. Syrian Army's air defense confronted on Wednesday morning a new attack by the Israeli occupation entity on one of the military positions in Damascus Countryside, General Command said. Read More »

White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

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Although Holderness described Porter as "a bit of a monster", chief of staff John Kelly called Porter a man of "true integrity" on Tuesday night. Porter began traveling more frequently in Trump's entourage, including last month's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read More »

Russian Federation already targeting 2018 midterms, foreign elections: Tillerson

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Asked if America is in a better position to counter Russia's actions, Tillerson told Fox News , "I don't know that I would say we are better prepared , because the Russians will adapt as well ". Tillerson has already made stops in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. After his meeting with Macri, the United States official will leave for Peru and then continue his tour to Colombia and Jamaica. Read More »

Biden: 'The President Has Some Issue with Precision'

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Cuomo pointed out that that remark was meant as a joke, according to the White House. The relevant segment began at the 5:30 mark. "I think he understands and I think the people around him understand, what presidents say matter". Trump has told reporters that he would be enthusiastic about meeting with Mueller, as he has consistently called the notion that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the election a "hoax" and a "witch hunt". Read More »

Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

Senior administration officials told CNN the South Korean government is pushing for Pence to hold some sort of meeting with the North Koreans and is quietly acting as an intermediary in trying to make it happen. "Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meeting". It includes an 114-strong art troupe and 96-crew who arrived at South Korea's Mukho port on Wednesday aboard the Mangyongbong 92 cargo-passenger ferry. Read More »

In Asia, Pence pressures North Korea ahead of Olympics

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He met Mr Abe at his official residence to discuss increasing pressure on the North. "Together with Japan, and all our allies, we will continue to intensify our maximum pressure campaign until North Korea takes concrete steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization", CNN quoted Pence as saying. Read More »

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Earns Buy Rating from BMO Capital Markets

American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,286,903 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock worth $337,410,000 after buying an additional 384,485 shares during the period. 11,042 are held by Condor Mgmt. Bank of America downgraded the shares of VOD in report on Wednesday, January 25 to "Neutral" rating. Corporate insiders own 0.89% of the company's stock. Read More »

General Motors Posts Strong Results Despite Its Losses

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It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. Ensemble Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Now Inc (DNOW) by 33.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maple Capital Mngmt Inc reported 15,526 shares. Apriem Advisors reported 0.03% stake. 161,001 are held by Mutual Of America Limited Liability Company. Read More »

Southwest Airlines plane skids off taxiway at Baltimore-Washington International Airport

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There were no reported injuries to the plane's 143 passengers and six crew members, the carrier said, after Southwest Airlines Flight 906 slid while preparing to depart for Montego Bay, Jamaica. It appeared to be at around a 45-degree angle from the taxiway path. BWI officials say that as the aircraft was taxiing out, it turned and stopped near the taxiway pavement edge, where it remains. Read More »

Syria Points a Finger at Israel Following Another Aerial Attack

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If confirmed, this will not be the first time Israeli aircraft are conducting aerial attacks inside Syria since in the past, they have known to target Syrian or Iranian-backed positions. "The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the risky consequences for its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures", the army statement said. Read More »

Pope Benedict 5 years on: weaker, but 'on a pilgrimage home'

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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI spoke about the "slow waning" of his physical strength and his "pilgrimage towards Home" in a letter sent to an Italian newspaper on Tuesday. Benedict, a conservative German, said he was "moved" by the concerns of readers, and said he sees them as "an accompaniment" in his life. He has made only a handful of public appearances, mostly at major Church events but has received friends. Read More »

Turkish envoy: Only terrorists targeted in 'Olive Branch' drive

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According to Turkish military, a auto bomb attack targeted the convoy, killing one civilian, and wounding one Turkish soldier and another civilian. A day earlier, at least 17 civilians were killed in airstrikes in Idlib. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim dismissed the remark, saying " Turkey is never acting with an occupying mindset" and calling Macron's suggestion a " crooked idea ". Read More »

Oklahoma vs. West Virginia

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And even though this game will be at Oklahoma , the Sooners defense will once again be the team's downfall, as the Mountaineers look to get back their identity. Still, the Sooners climbed back from down seven points in the final two minutes. "You gotta go out there and compete". "I liked what we had". "We talked before the free throws and told Trae if he got the ball in the open court that we wouldn't call (a timeout)", Kruger said. Read More »

Taiwan quake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

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Laura Lo, a worker at the 7-Eleven convenience store across the street from the Marshal Hotel, said the first and second floors of the hotel appeared to be severely damaged and police officers were conducting rescue operations there. Several other buildings were also reported as collapsed. Another hotel on Yongxing Road also tilted as a result of the quake. She said she ordered search and rescue workers not to give up on any opportunity to save people, while keeping their own safety in mind. Read More »

Alabama Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer

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The attorney also claimed that the firm is involved in opioid marketing owing to the fact that it wants the drug to be prescribed not just for severe short-term pain, but also for lower back pain, headaches and even arthritis. Marshall's office estimated that 30,000 Alabamians over age 17 are dependent upon heroin and prescription painkillers. "The opioid epidemic has devastated Alabama families, leaving a trail of addiction and death winding though every community of this state", Marshall ... Read More »

South Africa's ANC Postpones NEC Meeting on Zuma's Future

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An urgent Wednesday evening meeting of the party's top leadership - which has the power to unseat Mr Zuma - has been pushed back to 17 February. "However, I am certain that the process we have now embarked on will achieve an outcome that not only addresses these concerns, but also unites our people around the tasks that all of us must necessarily undertake to build our country", according to Ramaphosa's statement issued by the ANC. Read More »

Sheriff: Deputy killed wanted shooting suspect on I-95 in South Florida

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That's when the deputy, fearing for his life, shot and killed the man, according to the sheriff. Neither she nor the man who is accused of shooting her has been named. Southbound lanes were also closed between Lantana Road and Hypoluxo Road, but they reopened shortly after noon. The agency said on Twitter that there was an officer-involved shooting. Read More »

Kim's Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea

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In Japan, the vice president met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and got a close-up look at the PAC-3 Patriot battery designed as a last line of defense against North Korean ballistic missiles. Washington will soon unveil its "toughest and most aggressive sanctions" ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan's prime minister in Tokyo. Read More »

Macron visits Corsica amid growing influence of nationalists

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There are rising fears that France will suffer an onsalught of violence on the streets, as nationalists in Corsica become increasingly fed up with the French establishment. "It's a sad night for Corsica", said Talamoni, saying he was "dismayed by the level of responses" given by Macron. President of the Corsican assembly Jean Guy Talamoni. Read More »

Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest

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The game involved the Zeta Beta Tau members who received points by sleeping with overweight women at the Ivy League campus. ZBT issued a statement distancing themselves from the actions of some of their members and insisting that the "pig roast" was not officially sanctioned by senior members of the fraternity. Read More »

Trump is probably 'most dangerous' president, Chuck Schumer says at LGBT gala

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The Senate's top leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with nearly $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse. Read More »

Roman Abrahimovic Not Considering Sacking Antonio Conte

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I can be the Chelsea coach or not". Fourth-placed Chelsea are languishing 19 points behind leaders Manchester City after a turbulent campaign marred by Conte's squabble with his club's hierarchy over their transfer policy. "Otherwise they can take their decision". "They are on the brink", he said . According to him, manager, Antonio Conte , is paying for the mistakes of Emenalo. Read More »