February 2017

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Viola Davis wins best supporting actress Oscar for Fences

As widely predicted, the 51-year-old beat the competition to score her first Academy Award victory, for her performance in Denzel Washingtons stage adaptation Viola Davis has won the best supporting actress Oscar in Los Angeles for her performance as Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washingtons former baseball pro, in Fences. Davis, 51, beat Michelle

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How talking to air conditioners could help prevent blackouts

An integrated energy grid could monitor power shortfalls, predict demand and respond accordingly, according to experts, although data will need to be shared For South Australia, it was a cruelly ironic one-two punch a burst of the extreme heat conditions that are so much more likely because of climate change, and a power cut linked

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Tom Perez Elected Democratic National Committee Chair

Tom PerezDemocratic National Committee Donald Trump Many progressive activists who backed Sen. (I-Vt.) in the 2016 presidential primary viewed Ellisons candidacy as a way to secure a foothold in the party after Sanders defeat. Perez bashed Trump and the know-nothing movement, and vowed to lead Democrats to victory against the president in 2020. Jay Jacobs,

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Progressives threaten revolt after DNC vote

ATLANTA (CNN)Progressive activists lashed out at the Democratic Party on Saturday after their choice to lead its national committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated by former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez in a tight and unexpectedly contentious contest. After the results were announced, angry Ellison loyalists rose from their seats in the back

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Truck rams crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

(CNN)One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said it appeared the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, was likely highly intoxicated. Among the