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White House lifting ban on federal hiring

The federal hiring freeze imposed by President Trump in January is slated to be lifted Wednesday, but agencies won't be allowed to hire willy-nilly, the president's chief budget officer said. "The government [reorganization] is probably the biggest story nobody is talking about". 90 days to come up with a long-term plan to reduce the federal government's size.

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Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

In the USA , there were just 20 executions previous year, which is a record low for the country which normally features in the top five countries for executions. Hundreds of documented death penalty cases are missing from the Supreme People's Court's online database that was initially touted as a "crucial step towards openness" and is regularly heralded as evidence that the country's judicial system has nothing to hide, the report alleged.

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Oilers ready for Sharks challenge as they return to playoffs

At 20 years, 86 days, McDavid became the third-youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy, behind only Crosby (19 years, 244 days in 2006-07) and Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 69 days in 1980-81). Cam Talbot also got a rest in net. "They played well tonight". Jones cemented his status with a terrific performance last spring in leading the Sharks to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Politics pierces the nostalgia at Rock Hall of Fame induction

Furthermore, it turned out to be a gangsta party with Snoop Dogg, YG, T.I. and Treach all paying homage to 'Pac with a medley of songs in his honor. Inductee Eddie Vedder from the band Pearl Jam performs at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 7, 2017, in NY.

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Demi Lovato Challenged James Corden To A Diva "Riff Off"

Corden opened his show saying how he found his new favorite radio station, which only plays the tunes from divas such as Tina Turner and Cher. Always the diva, Lovato (literally) dropped her mic after coming out as the uncontested victor and asked that late-night host to pick it up.

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McDonald's Might Bring Back Szechuan Sauce for 'Rick and Morty'

That said, I understand. In the surprise April Fools' Day episode , Rick And Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland chose to fill the episode with references to this legendary sauce, and fans are now petitioning for a proper dipping sauce resurrection.

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WrestleMania 33: What match will close the show?

We'll end this where it began - With the match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns . I don't anticipate the match to go long. Who is my pick to win? Goldberg defeated the undefeated Brock Lesnar in under two minutes in singles action, and made similarly short work of the Beast at the Royal Rumble .

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North Korea threatens to hit back over sanctions

The US president, however, stopped short of talking about what possible measures Washington could take. "That is all I am telling you", Trump said , refusing to elaborate on his plans. One bright spot from the survey of some 1,500 respondents was that the overall number of Americans who view China favourably has risen to a six-year high of 44 per cent, just below the 47 per cent who do not.

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Watch ACM Awards 2017 Online Free, Without Cable

The 52nd annual prizes will be handed out at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Want to get a chance to watch a live stream for the 2017 ACM Awards red carpet? They also selected Tim McGraw's 27th No. He has jokingly predicted that watching the awards show would unite the nation so strongly that even cats and dogs "are going to make out". The ACM Awards will air on CBS and will also be live-streamed on CBS All Access.

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Final Four: Things to know

Gonzaga added another name to that list in its 77-73 national semifinal victory over SC on Saturday. And 7-foot freshman Zach Collins came up with a double-double off the bench (14 points, 13 rebounds ) while providing elite rim protection that made it hard for SC to score easy baskets.

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Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia

Nugroho said rescuers, soldiers, police officers and volunteers were deployed to search for the missing. The landslide over turned vehicles buried buildings and washed away the rich vegetation on the hillside. Harjono General Hospital. Seasonal rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, which is comprised of a chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or flood-prone plains close to rivers.

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'Big mother of a snake' photobombs mum's snap of two-year-old daughter

But a more thorough look will reveal that a snake , identified as from the eastern brown variety, was gliding dangerously near Molly. Her first instinct was to grab Molly, but she anxious this would alarm the snake and cause it to strike.

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New measurements reveal how Mars lost its atmosphere

It makes sense: In the solar system's early days, the sun was a much more active star, with more intense ultraviolet radiation and stronger solar winds, and would more easily strip a planet's atmosphere if it did not have a strong magnetic field protecting it, as Earth does.

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Boeing achieves first flight of Charleston-built 787-10

At 224 feet in length, the 787-10 has enough capacity to seat 330 passengers. Two of the planes, including the one that flew Friday, will have Rolls Royce engines while the third will have engines built by General Electric. The Boeing Company on Friday successfully carried out the maiden flight for its new 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft - a flight that lasted for almost five hours.

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Jennifer Lawrence's Fall 2017 Campaign

Jennifer Lawrence is the new face of Dior's Fall 2017 campaign! The campaign, shot by Brigitte Lacombe , highlights Chiuri's take on the classic bag with new charms as well as a removable broad shoulder strap that gives them a more bohemian vibe.

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Jaguar E-type reborn - Jaguar Classic announces £285k E-type restorations

Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: "The launch of E-type Reborn is a hugely exciting development for Jaguar Classic". Options include an upgraded cooling system similar to that used on the E-Type Lightweight race cars, a fully synchronized transmission since early Jaguar boxes lack a synchronized first gear, and beefier front brake calipers from a Series 2 model.

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Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

And if for some reason you're confused, you can always tap on "replying to" so you can see who is actually in the conversation thread, in case you forgot. Now, when you reply to a tweet, the usernames of those in the conversation will appear above the tweet text rather than in it, and you can easily choose whom you'd like to include and exclude from your conversation.

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Is Scarlett Johansson Gonna Be The Next Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Asked about her participation in this genre film, the Oscar-winning actress said in Paris Match: "At first, I said no to the project". Whether she had Sanders honor the intent of " Ghost in the Shell " or betray it is for each viewer to decide.

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There's important news about a Britney world tour

The Oops!. I Did It Again star announced worldwide tour dates for the Phillipines and Israel on Twitter last Tuesday. AMERICAN Pop Princess Britney Spears is coming to Manila . Spears has rarely performed shows outside of the USA since she embarked on her residency in Las Vegas back in 2013, only briefly leaving Nevada to perform as part of Apple Music Festival in London in September 2016, an appearance for which Britney received high praise.

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Trump's 2005 Tax Returns Share A Look At His 'Fabulous' Annuity Businesses

Critics say the tax has ensnared more middle-class people than intended, raising what they owe the federal government each year. Johnston had speculated Tuesday night that Trump, who is the first president in decades not to release his taxes, may have been the source of the document , or someone close to him.

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Abby Lee Miller quits 'Dance Moms' before fraud sentencing

I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people's children successful! But Nesbitt-Stein isn't the only one slamming Miller, 50, as student Kendall Vertes said in an Instagram live video of her former dance teacher's departure, "Abby is insane!" During that time, Abby introduced the world to her very talented young dancers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Kim Kardashian Sparks Rumors That She's Preparing for Life Without Kanye West

Kim Kardashian, 36, thought she was finished having kids, but if anyone can convince her otherwise it's apparently her husband Kanye West , 39. Speaking on the programme last Sunday (26.03.17), she said: "I'm going to try to have one more baby ".

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What Banning Leggings From United Airlines And The Knesset Have In Common

United Airlines isn't the first organization involved in controversy regarding young women and girls wearing leggings. At this point, Chrissy could tell me to wear nothing but a tinfoil hat and run through the streets of town, shouting warnings of the impending apocalypse, and I'd do it.

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Drake Right Hand Noah "40" Shebib Confirms "More Life" Finish

The really great news for fans though is that More Life is available now to stream on just about every major music service, and not exclusive to Apple Music . " Passionfruit ", for example, adopts an upbeat dancehall vibe. Listen to " Free Smoke " below! Drake's "More Life" dropped and confirms his evolving imprint on rap culture .

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Netflix Is Making This Major Change to Its Ratings Guide

With so many movies and TV shows on offer, Netflix needs to know what's hot in order to help users decide what to watch next. It was reported previous year that Netflix was looking to move away from its old way of rating shows and movies, when the company began beta testing the "thumbs".

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Palestinians Claim They Squeezed Major Concessions From Trump

There was no mention of a two-state solution during Greenblatt's Monday meeting with Netanyahu. There seemed to be no talk of a settlement freeze, but Greenblatt did convey Trump's desire to boost the Palestinian economy, which Netanyahu wholeheartedly agreed with.

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Airlines canceling thousands of flights, waiving some rebooking fees

RIC has also canceled 51 flights for Tuesday, approximately a third of the flights scheduled, mostly to or from the Northeast. "Confidence is high for a significant heavy snow and strong wind event affecting the Mid-Atlantic and New England Monday night and Tuesday", the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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The Bachelorette season 13: Premiere date hopes, filming for Rachel Lindsay's journey

And, since every year this franchise tries to raise the bar with more exciting stunts, hilarious scandals, and interesting twists, you know her season will be fantastic to watch. "She is a brilliant woman and I think sometimes her brain just gets the best of her", Harrison said, adding that he would describe Raven as "apple pie".

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NY congressman recites Notorious BIG lyrics on House floor

Then, after a small synopsis of the life of Brooklyn native Christopher Wallace , aka Biggie, Jeffries ended the address with the shout out: "Where Brooklyn at?" Jeffries - representative for New York's 8th congressional district - where the artist, also known as Biggie Smalls, was raised - hailed his story as a "classic embodiment of the American dream".

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Wonder Woman trailer: Diana Prince explores her true potential in origins story

Spend some time with " Wonder Woman " this weekend, thanks to a new trailer for the upcoming standalone film starring Gal Gadot as the DC Comics superhero. Pine plays American WWI pilot named Steve Trevor who finds himself on Prince's island following a plane crash. Let us know what you thought of this exciting trailer! The film stands out from the DCEU thus far simply because it has a fairly straightforward aesthetic, but even so the action set pieces look to be unique unto themselves.

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Electoral Bonds Cannot Become Parallel Currency, Arun Jaitley Says

During the proceedings, which lasted almost two hours in the packed court room of joint registrar Amit Kumar, a variety of questions including on the allegations made against him by veteran cricketer Bedi were put to the finance minister. The lawyer even asked Jaitley if he was aware that he advised Narendra Modi not to set him up as a BJP candidate from Amritsar constituency for 2014 Lok Sabha election.

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Logan a mature, moving superhero movie

So while there might not be any post-credits scene for Logan , the movie's ending certainly serves its objective in leaving viewers wondering what's to come next for the franchise, but also feeling satisfied by the events they've just seen unfold on-screen.

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First image of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins surfaces

Travers' books. Blunt will portray the character originally brought to life by Julie Andrews in the 1964 musical classic alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will play lamp-lighter Jack. This is the latest news we've heard on Mary Poppins sequel since the studio announced Angela Lansbury will play a balloon vendor known as the Balloon Lady (I can not wait for this) in the film last month.

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Sarkar 3 trailer: Amitabh Bachchan returns in his angriest avatar

While Sarkar series goes as back to back hit, Nishabd receiving moderate views, while the third one was box office disaster. Looks like Amitabh is angrier than before in the movie and his act is complEmented well by Manoj Bajpai. Yami is seen shedding her girl-next-door avatar and looks badass with blazing guns. Sarkar , which released in 2005, is set in the world of Maharashtra's politics.

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Swing Time: Ex-Cubs catcher Ross on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Among the celebs are Olympic champion Simone Biles, former Chicago Cubs pitcher David Ross , and - the rumors were true - current "Bachelor" Nick Viall . It's nearly time for Season 24 of ABC's " Dancing With the Stars ", and the official lineup is fierce! Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko - It's interesting that Erika is using her stage name rather her real name Erika Girardi as used on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Ko improves in Thailand

With a birdie on the final hole, Yang carded a final round 68 and set a new Tournament scoring record at 22 under par. Heavy rain resulted in the suspension of play on Friday, when no player was able to complete more than eight holes. "I knew I had to make it, and I did", Yang said of her par putt on 14. Yang saw her lead reduced to three shots on a number of occasions during the final round but she managed to birdie two of the last five holes to secure a wide-margin victory.

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Barcelona superstar Neymar to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United?

They gave us a lovely final, a lovely match. The Manchester United winger scored his side's second goal in today's EFL Cup final against Southampton. I have a good relationship with him and when he called, that's the reason I came. Manchester United will undoubtedly be favourites to win the competition, with manager Jose Mourinho being used to this sort of occasion, as well as his side having gone unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League games.

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Will Cosby trial be moving from Norristown? Judge to hear arguments today

Montgomery County prosecutors had asked Court of Common Plea Judge Steven O'Neil to allow up to 13 women who've said Cosby assaulted them to take the stand. Court documents say the woman had met the comedian in the 1990s. The prosecutors said the testimony was important in showing a pattern of conduct by Mr Cosby that bolstered the account of Ms Constand.

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Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Is Heading to Netflix

A stalwart of the New Hollywood movement of the late '60s and '70s, Scorsese is an auteur who makes critically-acclaimed, awards-bait movies with A-list movie stars that also happen to sell a lot of tickets at the box office. The project has been in development by their two companies - Scorsese's Sikelia Productions and De Niro's Tribeca Productions - for the better part of a decade.

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'Blind sheikh' Abdel-Rahman dies in USA prison

He was convicted in 1995 of conspiracy to commit terrorism for the February 26, 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, which killed six people and injured more than 1,000. Abdel-Rahman reportedly issued a fatwa against the secular Egyptian writer Farag Fouda who was later murdered. He came to the U.S.in 1990 on a tourist visa issued by the US embassy in Sudan, and gained permanent legal resident status in 1991.