February 2017


Oscars red carpet 2017: from Ruth Negga to Emma Stone in pictures

As the stars arrive for the 89th Oscars in Los Angeles, the Guardians fashion team cast an eye over all the looks from the red carpet Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2017/feb/27/oscars-red-carpet-2017-from-ruth-negga-to-emma-stone-in-pictures

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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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Trump navy secretary nominee withdraws citing disruption to financial interests

Philip Bilden announces his decision only days after White House said he was 100% committed to the role withdrew from consideration to be secretary of the army. The founder of several businesses, including the electronic trading firm Virtu Financial, he also owns the National Hockey Leagues Florida Panthers and is a past chairman of the […]

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Chile floods: millions of people without water in Santiago

Heavy rain during usually dry summer months causes landslides and flooding, leaving three dead and 19 missing Millions of people are without water after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the countrys

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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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A Young Barack Obama’s Advice For Having Hope In ‘Dark Times’

Long before Barack Obama ran a successful campaign for the White House based on hope, he was a senatorial candidate whose speech during the 2004 Democratic National Convention was all about the topic and it thrust him into the national spotlight. After being elected to the Senate, he continued his message in his second book, […]

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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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Substance Abuse Counselor Gets 25 Years For DUI With Dying Man On Car

A Los Angeles substance-abuse counselor was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Thursday for allegedly driving drunk, hitting a man and driving two miles while the dying man was impaled in her windshield in 2012. The incident happened in 2012 when Wilkins was driving drunk and struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno as he […]

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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 […]

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