March 2017


David Letterman Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of former late-night talk show host David Letterman. Birth place: Indianapolis, Indiana Birth name: David Michael Letterman Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Extends his contract with CBS through 2014. December 2, 2012 – Is honored at the Kennedy Center Honors gala along with Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, […]

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A huge sigh of relief on health care

(CNN)As House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from voting, I could almost hear the giant sigh of relief from Atlanta and across the nation’s health care establishment. Hidden in the nooks and crannies of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was a provision to eliminate $1 billion in disease prevention funds […]

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For GOP on health care, there’s no ‘moving on’

(CNN)What a fiasco. On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan trudged to the White House to tell President Donald Trump Republican leaders didn’t have the votes to pass their health care bill. Then, moments before a scheduled vote, leadership withdrew the bill. Paul Ryan says it was a “setback” and that Republicans are “moving on” from […]

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Kendrick Lamar blasts Trump on Russia: ‘Ya’ll up to somethin’

Washington (CNN)Kendrick Lamar slammed President Donald Trump in a new song, “The Heart Part 4,” calling out the administration on Russia and criticizing the Electoral College system, which led to Trump’s 2016 win. “Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell ’em that God comin’ / And Russia need a replay […]

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Russia fight threatens intel panel’s work

Washington (CNN)Thelatest round ofpoliticalfinger-pointing over the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the US elections isthreatening to undermine the bipartisan committee’s work. Chairman Devin Nunesof California and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, alsoof California, on Friday held dueling news conferences for the second time this week. At his event, Nunes announced he was postponing […]

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US women’s hockey team strike ‘historic’ pay deal and agree to end boycott

Players and federation announce agreement on pay and conditions, meaning team will play in world championships, which begin on Friday in Michigan USA Hockey and the womens national team reached a wage agreement Tuesday night to avoid a boycott of the world championships. Players and USA Hockey announced the deal in a joint statement just […]

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Nearly extinct tigers found breeding in Thai jungle

Hope for critically endangered cats as only 221 Indochinese tigers, which once ranged across much of Asia, are thought to remain in Thailand and Myanmar Conservationists say they have evidence the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be only […]

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MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’ – BBC News

In the report, MPs backed the decision to commit to spending 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. The 0.7% target, which was enshrined in law in 2015, has been criticised by some MPs and some aid projects have faced fierce criticism in media coverage. UK aid: Generosity or wasted spending? Does the UK give more […]

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News

The NHS provides testing for people between 60 and 74 every two years. But experts say when it comes to those under 50, people do not act on their symptoms quickly enough. Urgent colonoscopy The new risk assessment tool – which is based on research by University of Exeter and was funded by the Department […]

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New 1 coin’s ‘hidden’ security feature – BBC News

It will replace the existing 1 coin, of which about one in 40 are thought to be fake. “It’s been designed to be fit for the future, using security features that aim to safeguard our currency, and currencies around the world, for years to come,” said Adam Lawrence, chief executive of the Royal Mint. Media […]

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