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washington: us president donald trump will speak with russian counterpart vladimir putin by telephone tuesday, the white house said. there was no indication about the topics of discussion for the two leaders. the call was scheduled for 12:30 pm (1630 gmt). trump has already spoken by telephone twice with putin since taking office in january. kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov confirmed the planned conversation tuesday, in comments to the ria novosti news agency. on january 28, the two men discussed how to defeat the islamic state group in a congratulatory call from putin, according to officials. the last time, on april 3, trump pledged support to russia over a deadly bomb attack in the saint petersburg metro that killed 15 people. us ties with russia are under scrutiny after us intelligence a...

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san bernardino, calif. (ap) — a small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of los angeles.the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude 3.1 quake struck at 12:59 p.m. sunday just south of san bernardino.a sheriff’s dispatcher says there have been no reports of damage or injuries....

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facebook, trump news, u.s. newspope francis worries a trump nuclear war with north korea could wipe out ‘large part of humanity’david edwards30 apr 2017 at 15:17 etpope francis told reporters over the weekend that a nuclear war between the united states and north korea could destroy a “large part of humanity.”according to cnn, the pope was traveling from egypt to italy when he echoed earlier remarks about the danger of a “piecemeal third world war.”“it’s piecemeal but the pieces are getting larger, and are concentrated in places which were already hot,” pope francis explained. “today a wider war would destroy, i won’t say half of humanity, but a large part of humanity and culture. it would be terrible. i don’t think humanity today could bear it.”“i think the uni...

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photo: kin man hui / san antonio express-news image 1of/16captioncloseimage 1 of 16david lee averaged 8.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in the first round, and was instrumental in helping get the ball moving when the spurs were on offense.david lee averaged 8.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in the first round, and was instrumental in helping get the ball moving when the spurs were on offense. photo: kin man hui / san antonio express-news image 2 of 16houston rockets fans before the start of game 1 of the second-round of the western conference nba playoffs at at&t center, monday, may 1, 2017, in san antonio. ( karen warren / houston chronicle )houston rockets fans before the start of game 1 of the second-round of the western conference nba playoffs at at&t center, monday, may 1, 2017, in san antonio. (...

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new delhi: the ban on the use of red beacons, which will come into force from monday, is aimed at removing the vip culture from the minds of certain people and replace it with the concept of ‘every person is important’ (epi), prime minister narendra modi said on sunday.he said the red beacon had become a symbol of vip culture which had crept the mindset of those using it.all the 1.25 billion indians have equal value and importance, modi said in his monthly radio programme ‘mann ki baat’. he also pushed for more digital transactions and informed the people about the launch of south asia satellite on may 5 among other issues.“generally, there is an atmosphere of hatred for the vip culture in the country. how deep it is, i realised only recently when the government decided that hows...

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april 29, 2017 2:48 pm et ·tully corcoran if i had to bet, i’d say robin lopez’s dog, here, is a labrodoodle. but in any case the dog’s name is muppet, and he (…)...

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photo: ralph freso, ap image 1of/2captioncloseimage 1 of 2colorado rockies' greg holland (56) is congratulated by tony wolters after pitching the ninth inning against the arizona diamondbacks during a baseball game, saturday, april 29, 2017, in phoenix. the rockies won 7-6. lesscolorado rockies' greg holland (56) is congratulated by tony wolters after pitching the ninth inning against the arizona diamondbacks during a baseball game, saturday, april 29, 2017, in phoenix. the rockies ... more photo: ralph freso, ap image 2 of 2colorado rockies' gerardo parra (8) celebrates with greg holland (56), charlie blackmon (19) and other teammates after the team's 7-6 victory against the arizona diamondbacks during a baseball game, saturday, april 29, 2017, in phoenix. lesscolorado rockies' gerardo pa...

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@wwdwwd is excited to announce the launch of our facebook messenger chatbot (powered by @headlinerlabs) - just in time for tonight's met gala. we're bringing you live updates from the red carpet so tune in. link in bio for more information. #wwdnews...

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a man who said he went to hear president donald trump speak in pennsylvania last night was shoved around and forced out of the harrisburg event by a group of men calling themselves “bikers for trump”.speaking with aol.com, neil makhija said a woman pointed him out as a protester –even though he was just there to watch — and he was immediately surrounded by a group of burly men who forced him up against a wall.calling it a “disturbing moment,” makhija said the altercation began when a woman near him was removed because she was holding up a sign reading, “the sea levels are rising.”“then a supporter just pointed at me and said, ‘hey, take that guy too,’ and they went after me,” makhija explained.in video uploaded to youtube by pennlive, the men can be seen surrounding...

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katy perry at a chanel event on april 6.rex shutterstockkaty perry decided to pay homage to her prada gown at last year’s met gala by wearing prada pajamas ahead of this year’s met gala.for the party that is held each year on the saturday before the event, perry wore prada pajamas, from the label’s spring ’17 collection, that featured feathering on the sleeves and hems of the pants.relatedkaty perry's light-up dress & more of her met gala style through the yearsnever forget where you came from! last year was @prada at the met… wait and see who it will be tomorrow… #themet2017 @voguemagazine #repost @sweetbabyjamie ・・・ #katyperry in #prada...

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reservoir dogs recently had their 25th anniversary retrospective at the tribeca film festival. the film was shown and a panel was held at the event with quentin tarantino and most of the cast. while telling stories about the movie, quite a few interesting details arose. here are just a few bits of trivia revealed.the original park city screening was a disaster. apparently, while they were first showing it at the sundance film festival, multiple problems arose, including the power going out at the standoff part of the film. the lights began to come up at a different moment. the film was shown with a projector that made it look bad. at one point quentin tarantino jokingly blamed steve buscemi, because he went to the screening even though it was bad luck. luckily the second week of sundance w...

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فوت بر اساس همان سکته بوده و دارویی هم که مصرف کرده در سکته‌اش بی‌تاثیر نبوده است؛ به هر جهت از لحاظ پزشکی قانونی قصور و تقصیری متوجه پزشک معالج نبوده است.مشاور و رییس دفتر سخنگوی قوه قضاییه توضیحاتی را درباره خبر منتشره پیرامون علت فوت عارف لرستانی ارائه کرد.محمود رضویان در گفت‌وگو با ایسنا، ‌اظهار کرد: در نشست خبری اخیر حجت‌الاسلام و المسلمین محسنی اژه‌ای از ایشان درباره نظریه پزشکی قانونی در خصوص علت فوت عارف لرستانی شوال شد که پاسخ...

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pope francis has warned against religious fanaticism and appealed for dialogue to battle violence during an open-air mass for egypt's catholic community.the mass of peace on saturday was attended by some 15,000 egyptians and wrapped up a two-day visit by the pope aimed at improving ties between muslims and christians."peace be with you," the 80-year-old francis said in arabic as he started his homily at a heavily guarded military stadium in the capital, cairo.continuing in italian, he said: "true faith leads us to protect the rights of others with the same zeal and enthusiasm with which we defend our own."he urged worshippers to be good and merciful to fellow egyptians and said, "the only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity"."any other fanaticism does not come from god and is ...

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seahawks beat writers jayson jenks and bob condotta debate the best picks and more from the seahawks' 2017 nfl draft haul.now that the nfl draft has concluded, seahawks beat writers jayson jenks and bob condotta offer some thoughts on their favorite picks, players who have the best chance to contribute immediately, and more.most surprising pick jaysonthe quarterback the seahawks didn’t draft. maybe i was duped by some of the usual smoke-and-mirrors chatter, but i really thought this would be the year the seahawks drafted a quarterback (remember, they haven’t done so since taking russell wilson in the third round in 2012). last year’s backup quarterback situation always felt a little fuzzy with undrafted rookie trevone boykin, and that was before boykin was arrested this offseason. wi...

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republican and democratic negotiators on capitol hill struck a deal sunday night over funding the government through the rest of the fiscal year, three congressional aides confirmed to cbs news.the legislation, known as an omnibus spending package, is expected to fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2017, which ends september 30. lawmakers are expected to vote on the comprehensive measure this week before funding runs out on friday night.this story is developing. check back for updates....

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the mta is failing to maintain the subway system’s often broken down escalators and elevators, a new audit found. the agency didn’t do all the scheduled maintenance on a whopping 78% of the escalators and elevators investigators checked, according to the audit by city controller scott stringer. “when you don’t give your machines the tune-ups on time, there is a logical outcome — they break down,” stringer said at a press conference outside the 72nd st. subway stop on the upper west side. “we have a complete maintenance mess.” in all, a third of the scheduled preventive maintenance tasks on the machines were completed late, or not at all.mta sued over subway stations that deny access to disabled people some 21 of the 65 machines auditors looked at, or nearly a third, failed ...

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clockmore-arrow by sb nation nfl news may 1, 2017, 12:59pm edt tweet share pin rec tweet share...

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new york — the latest on the tony award nominations (all times local):8:33 a.m. “natasha, pierre & the great comet of 1812,” a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of leo tolstoy’s “war and peace,” has earned a leading 12 tony award nominations.the acting categories saw nominations for bette midler, kevin kline, josh groban, danny devito and cate blanchett.groban earned a nod for portraying — in a fat suit — an unhappy husband. his musical will now compete for the tony with “come from away,” ‘’dear evan hansen” and “groundhog day.”the best play nominees are “sweat,” ‘’oslo,” ‘’indecent” and “a doll’s house, part 2.” the midler-led revival of “hello, dolly!” was the second-most nominated show this seas...

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detroit — a detroit police officer responding to a call about a domestic dispute was critically injured when the man answering the door shot him in the head. the officer and his partner fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.police chief james craig said the officer, a 14-year veteran of the department, was in surgery early monday with a single bullet wound. the police department's twitter page reported that the officer was in "very critical condition but is alive."craig said the officer and his partner, who had only been on the force for about six months, went to the home on the city's west side after a woman called to report a domestic incident around 10:30 p.m. sunday. when they knocked on the door, the suspect — armed with a .25-caliber semiautomati...

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karl lagerfeld’s one-time opulent monaco mansion opened its doors to the public for the first time this past weekend.la vigie, a villa perched on a cliff top above monte-carlo beach club, was owned by lagerfeld for around a decade during the eighties and nineties.most recently it has been used as a hotel and on the weekend played host to the inaugural collectible design fair nomad, where some of the world’s leading galleries showcased pieces by well-known designers, artists and architects, including work from the campana brothers and the late zaha hadid.nilufar, massimo de carlo and david gill galleries were among some of the participating galleries in the event, whose organizers are planning will take place once a year at a different location.the three-story villa, whose name mea...

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وبسایت نود: تیم فوتسال غیرت قزاقستان با گلزنی بازیکن ایرانی‌اش به مقام سومی لیگ قهرمانان اروپا رسید. در دیدار رده‌بندی لیگ قهرمانان فوتسال اروپا، تیم‌های غیرت قزاقستان و اوگرا یوگورسک روسیه به مصاف یکدیگر رفتند که تیم غیرت قزاقستان که حسین طیبی، بازیکن تیم ملی فوتسال کشورمان را در اختیار دارد، توانست به مقام سومی این رقابت‌ها دست پیدا کند.حسین طیبی گل سوم تیم فوتسال غیرت را در جریان بازی به ثمر رساند تا در نهایت بازی با نتیجه تساوی ۵ ب...

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the buffalo bills just had a pretty solid nfl draft earning somewhere between an a or b draft grade pretty much anywhere on the internet. that’s why it’s kind of surprising that they fired general manager doug whaley along with the entire scouting department the day after the draft according to espn. except if you’re around the the bills organization, it wasn’t a surprise, which makes you wonder why they hadn’t already fired whaley.the bills went 30-34 in the 4 seasons whaley was general manager and haven’t made the playoffs since 1999. new head coach sean mcdermott is the team’s 11th of the century....

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the move by the royal and ancient and the us golf association, aimed at speeding up play, has been backed by leading english players luke donald and ian poulter.with players and caddies often consulting green reading books the game has seen play take longer.in response to the move, donald tweeted: "totally agree. there is an art to green reading that is getting lost, just like judging the wind & this will help speed up play."poulter added: "more common sense being used. and green reading books should be banned, they slow down play. players and caddies have heads buried in them."the r&a and usga issued a joint statement, which read: "the r&a and the usga believe that a player's ability to read greens is an essential part of the skill of putting."rule 14-3 limits the use of equipment and dev...

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this week, indiewire will be rolling out our annual summer preview, including offerings that span genres, a look at the various trends driving the box office, and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.today — a selection of features directed (or co-directed) by female filmmakers to get excited about seeing, including works from rising stars, indie favorites and one of hollywood’s most lauded directors.“wonder woman”warner bros.it’s a big year for the darkness-loving (and scenery-chewing) dc universe, but before we plunge back into what terrible delights zack snyd...

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anadarko petroleum corp. is cooperating with an investigation of a fatal house explosion in colorado that killed two men and injured a woman last week near one of the company’s 24-year-old wells. state agencies and fire officials haven’t determined the cause of the blast. anadarko’s well, drilled in 1993 by another company, is about 200 feet from the firestone, colorado home, the company said wednesday. as a precautionary measure, anadarko has shut in all of the vertical wells it operates in northeast colorado. over the next two to four weeks, the woodlands-based company plans to inspect the wells, especially those near residential and commercial real estate, and test its equipment, ......

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business-to-business e-commerce company power2sme has secured a commitment from the international finance corporation (ifc) as it is in talks with investors to raise an additional $30-40 million (rs 193 crore- rs 256 crore) by june to strengthen its market position.backed by nandan nilekani's family office apart from institutional investors such as accel partners, inventus capital partners and kalaari capital, the gurgaon-headquartered company has so far raised nearly rs 233 crore since its inception in 2012.the company is in talks with a clutch of us-based private equity firms to raise capital, people aware of the matter said.power2sme ceo r narayan said, “our run rate for 2016-17 was rs 1,200 crore and we will register a run rate of rs 2,500 crore in this financial year. we turned prof...

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gearing up for a major july premiere across multiple networks, the disney channel today released a new trailer and music video for descendants 2, the sequel to one of the top-rated cable tv movies of all time.related'descendants 2' set for simultaneous july premiere on five disney|abc television group networksthe trailer (watch it below) shows the new twists in the story of the villain kids (or “vks”) – mal, evie, carlos and jay – as they try to fit into idyllic auradon. the movie brings together disney stars such as dove cameron (liv and maddie), cameron boyce (jessie) and china anne mcclain (a.n.t. farm). kenny ortega, who directed the high school musical movies and the first descendants, is back at the helm.the music video released today (also below) is for the song that opens t...

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خبرگزاری مهر-گروه استان‌ها: استان ایلام با ۴۳۰ کیلومتر مرز مشترک با کشور عراق نه‌تنها از ظرفیت مرزی بودن سودی نبرده است بلکه معضل گرد و غبار باعث بحران های متعددی در استان شده است، طبق گفته کارشناسان بیشترین آسیب از گرد و غبار کشورهای عربی متوجه استان ایلام بوده است.طی یک دهه اخیر معضل گرد و غبار نه‌تنها در استان کم نشده بلکه هر سال بر آن افزوده می‌شود به خصوص اینکه مناطق جنوبی استان در حال تبدیل به بیابان هستند و هم‌اکنون در داخل خود است...

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galax, formally galaxy technology and kfa2, began teasing us with pci express ssds in 2015 when it first displayed a jmicron design at computex. since then, the company released numerous designs in both nvme and sata flavors. the hall of fame models come with a white exterior and printed circuit board, along with an over-the-top cooling solution that looks amazing. now that the company is shipping units, we found it has another nice feature to go with its outstanding looks.the galax hof pci-e is the first (and only) phison ps5007-e7 based product to ship with a 1tb capacity point. galax made the capacity options simple; this product only ships in 1tb. easy enough, right?the drive doesn't stop there, though. the phison e7 ssd controller ships with data path protection and other schemes to i...

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rome—italy’s former prime minister matteo renzi has won a leadership contest to head the left-leaning democratic party in the country’s next general election.late sunday, mr. renzi was re-elected secretary of the democratic party—italy’s largest establishment party—making him the group’s candidate to become the next prime minister in parliamentary elections due by mid-2018. he won by a wide margin, over 70% in initial results,......

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طی یکی دو سال اخیر، برخی مقامات دولت یازدهم و رسانه‌های لیبرال همسو، ادبیات معتنابهی با هدف شبیه‌سازی اقتصاد ایران و ونزوئلا تولید، و سعی کرده‌اند این گزاره را به افکار عمومی القا کنند که پیش از دولت یازدهم، ایران در مسیر تبدیل‌شدن به ونزوئلای امروز بوده و با روی کار آمدن جناب حجت‌الاسلام روحانی و امضای برجام، اقتصاد ما تغییر جهت داده و از چنان بحرانی رهایی یافته است. این طیف مدعی هستند که وضع اسفبار امروز ونزوئلا، محصول سیاست‌های پوپ...

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clockmore-arrow by paul flannery may 1, 2017, 12:34pm edt tweet share pin rec tweet share...

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