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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - In the summer of 1997, Torii Hunter lay in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a minor-league baseball stadium in New Britain, Connecticut. He was 20 years old and 1,300 miles away from home. "There's no family there, no friends. I…
01.22 / 06:48
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Developers of a big warehouse in Palmerston North have failed to get a large bill slashed but have succeeded in getting it shaved by thousands of d…
01.22 / 06:03
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Inflation looks set to pop back into the Reserve Bank's 1 to 3 per cent range after a two-year absence.Statistics NZ's consumers price index (CPI) is due out on Thursday and economists expect that inflation came in a just over…
01.22 / 04:13
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CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. "Don't think of this as an all-star game, think of it as a job interview," Martz said. His Nationals team made good…
01.22 / 02:32
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On Saturday, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich once again sounded off on President Donald Trump, saying "you really can't believe anything that comes out of his…
01.22 / 02:02
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The US may as well be renamed the land of the red, white, and pink on Saturday, January 21. An estimated 500,000 people gathered for the Women's March on Washington to advocate for gender equality on President Donald Trump's first full day in office. Many sported pink knitted beanies with cat ears, called "pussy hats," as a symbol of solidarity among…
01.21 / 22:20
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Even with Tom Brady suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the New England Patriots cruised to their 13th division title in 14 seasons, going 14-2 and winning the AFC East by a cosy four…
01.21 / 20:18
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in about six years, state regulators this week have invoked special conditions that require energy companies to reduce pollution from oil and gas fields in southwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued so-called ozone action days in the Upper Green…
01.21 / 18:33
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Across the country, Americans disturbed by Trump's rhetoric are boycotting companies that have business ties to him and his family. A number of boycott campaigns, most notably #GrabYourWallet and The Donald J. Trump Resistance (DJTR), have popped up in the last month. As of Trump's inaugural weekend, the #GrabYourWallet campaign has 3.5 million impressions on Twitter (including retweets and likes) and The DJTR has over 44,000 likes on Facebo…
01.21 / 18:19
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Tweet By Jenée Tibshraeny Two of the Opposition's rising stars are striving to illustrate how a Labour/Greens government may work, ironically as they go head-to-head in the Mt Albert by-election. There is more discussion than there is argument between Labour’s Jacinda Ardern and the Greens’ Julie Anne Genter. They are using the February 25 by-election to show they’re committed to their memorandum of understanding to work towards replacing National as government. From there, …
01.21 / 18:18
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Today, a large crew is necessary to sail cargo ships to their long distance destinations. In the future, not even one crew member on board may be needed for the same…
01.21 / 18:18
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Actress and political activist Ashley Judd brought the house down at the Women's March on Washington, a rally that drew over 200,000 demonstrators in protest of President Donald…
01.21 / 18:17
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Consumer Reports recently brought out its yearly Owner Satisfaction Survey, and Tesla finished number one, with a whopping 91% of owners saying they'd buy a Tesla vehicle if they had it to do all over…
01.21 / 17:56
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DETROIT (AP) - Two dozen Michigan women who each paid $120 have been forced to scramble to get to Washington for a big march after a bus didn't show up. The women waited Friday night outside MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2jLKidM ) says they received…
01.21 / 17:20
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Benton County officials have drafted a second set of bid documents as they search for a contractor to repair the 109-year-old War Eagle Bridge. Documents will be sent to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for review before advertising for bids. Bids will be opened Feb.…
01.21 / 17:19
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Taxation and Revenue Department says some New Mexico residents may wait longer for income tax refunds in 2017 as the state steps up efforts to combat identity theft and tax refund fraud. Acting Director John Monforte says returns seen as having a potential for…
01.21 / 16:06
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When Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a bold prediction. "... at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences," he said in a statement announcing the acquisition. He later added that "we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of…
01.21 / 13:13
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Earnings so far look mixed, but that could all change when Big Tech reports. …
01.21 / 12:40
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Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle -- the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first accepted in the…
01.21 / 11:32
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This week, Dylann Roof was sentenced to death by a South Carolina jury for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session in 2015. Roof is the first person in American history ordered to be executed for a federal hate…
01.21 / 09:30
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