The Huffington Post
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Portman and his office are afraid protesters will show up. They made this decision a week ago, but several people have been refunded on short notice. Finneran, who said she identifies with the Green Party and voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in last years Democratic presidential primaries, told the paper that her entire table was also barred from attending, after being told it was a private event and then paying $30 for a ticket . Before the dinner, Portman held a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis, which Finneran said she was also blocked from attending. Just because Republicans are in power does not mean Republican citizens have more of a voice than Democratic citizens or even independent citizens or Green Party citizens or Libertarian citizens, she said. He represents everybody, not just the Republican Party.
The Northern Echo
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BRIEFING sessions are being held for anyone thinking about standing as a candidate in this year’s local government elections in County Durham.
Lancashire Evening Post
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Natural Blaze
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Plymouth Herald
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PLYMOUTH Argyle were held to a rare away draw at the out-of-form Hartlepool United last weekend to leave them three points off top spot in League Two, but now they have a crucial clash with fourth-placed Luton Town to contend with. The best bet this weekend is for Luton to win 2-1 at 8/1 with bet365. Argyle's poor showing at Hartlepool last weekend saw them continue their rather inconsistent showing in League Two at the moment. They have now won four, drawn one, and lost...
Western Daily Press
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BBC Parliament
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I am concerned that that decision sends the wrong message to the rest of the world about our commitment to human rights. To be clear, I believe that service personnel must be held to the high standards of behaviour that we expect but be fully supported by the MOD where allegations are made. That means MOD where allegations are made. That honourable member for New Forest East at PMQs yesterday and messed mentioned by the Member for Lagan Valley, regarding the use of a statute of limitation in cases.
Beijing Bulletin
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Beijing Bulletin
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ABC News - International
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A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas
Cotswold Journal - Business
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KyivPost
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TIME - Top Stories
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MORE Here's How You Can Watch the 2017 Oscars What records could it set? If La La Land wins at least 12 awards, it will boast the most wins ever. If it wins 11, it will share the record with Titanic , Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King . If it wins 10, it will tie West Side Story for most Oscars won by a musical. And if Damien Chazelle wins for Best Director, he will tie for the youngest winner in that fieldthe record is currently held by Norman Taurog, who was 32 when he won in 1932 for the comedy Skippy . Can it achieve a sweep? Its almost impossible for La La Land to sweep, which occurs when a film wins every award for which it was nominated. The record for the biggest sweep was set in 2004, when The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was nominated for and won 11 Oscars. But two of La La Land s nominations are in the same categoryBest Original Songand though there have been a handful of ties in Oscar history , this one is pretty unlikely, putting the movies likely maximum take at 13.
CNN
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Letters from residents from eastern Mosul to those in the ISIS-held western half are being dropped ahead of the Iraqi army's offensive to take it back.
Dover Express
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Kids across Kent are set to dress up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day next week.But some parents may be finding themselves in a panic as they scramble to get a costume together for their child on Thursday, March 2.World Book Day is held every year to celebrate and promote the enjoyment of books and reading, with events usually held in schools and libraries.Here are some ideas for last minute World Book Day costumes this year1. Raid the dressing up box. You can always recycle...
Voice Of America
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It is not clear whether Apple deliberately held off on packing some of the new features into the current iPhone 7, which has been criticized for a lack of differentiation from its predecessor. Apple declined to comment on the upcoming product. Still, the development and roll-out of the anniversary iPhone suggest Apple's product strategy is driven less by technological innovation than by consumer upgrade cycles and Apple's own business and marketing needs. "When a market gets saturated, the growth is all about refresh," said Bob O'Donnell of Technalysis Research. "This is exactly what happened to PCs. It's exactly what happened to tablets. It's starting to happen to smartphones." Apple is close-mouthed about upcoming product features, but analysts and reports from Asian component suppliers and others indicate that high-resolution displays based on OLED technology - possibly with curved edges - are likely to be part of the anniversary phone.
Daily Mail - USA
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TIME - Top Stories
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For someone predisposed to the disease, factors such as lack of exercise, excess weight gain and poor diet can all affect the severity of symptoms . Yet the study authors controlled for many of these behaviors, and the association still held. This suggests that the depression itself, or the root cause behind the depression, has a direct influence on the development of psoriatic arthritis. That makes sense, since psoriatic arthritis is triggered by inflammation in the body, says Gitlin (who was not involved in the study). Research over the last 20 to 30 years has shown that inflammatory processes can drive the development of depression, he says. We now know that those processes are likely similar to those that drive some physical illnesses, as well. Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol might also be linking psychological and physical conditions, beyond just psoriatic arthritis.
Ars Technica UK
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We've had the Nintendo Switch here in Ars' orbiting HQ for a few days now, and while we're still working on a more thorough review ahead of launch, we're now able to share some initial impressions of the final retail system to add to our Nintendo Switch hands-on from last month. So far, testing out the Switch has exclusively meant playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , the only one of nine confirmed launch games we have our hands on as of yet. Any significant non-gaming or online functions are tied to a "Day One" system update that likely won't be available in time for pre-launch reviews. Further thoughts on the experience of motion controlled games (like 1-2-Switch ), or games that support individual Joy-Cons held horizontally (like Super Bomberman R ) will also have to wait. Read 16 remaining paragraphs | Comments
BBC Parliament
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So how we address the issue of legacy must reflect what actually happened. No one is saying on these benches that people are above the law. The actions of the security forces must be held to the highest levels of professionalism and of course must be properly investigated.
Washington Free Beacon
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Ars Technica
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We've had the Nintendo Switch here in Ars' orbiting HQ for a few days now, and while we're still working on a more thorough review ahead of launch, we're now able to share some initial impressions of the final retail system to add to our hands-on time from last month . So far, testing out the Switch has exclusively meant playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , the only one of nine confirmed launch games we have our hands on as of yet. Any significant non-gaming or online functions are tied to a "Day One" system update that likely won't be available in time for pre-launch reviews. Further thoughts on the experience of motion controlled games (like 1-2-Switch ), or games that support individual Joy-Cons held horizontally (like Super Bomberman R ) will also have to wait. Read 15 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Global News
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TIME - Top Stories
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Whoa, says my 4-year-old son as I scoot onto his bunkbed grasping Nintendo's eminently totable new game system , called Switch. My son's like a mini-me version of Keanu Reeves' Ted , except the incredulity is 100 percent sincere. We'd been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo's console on the living room TV, until I told him it was time to say goodnight...then followed him to his room, Switch in tow. Are we going to play your new Zelda in my bed ? He makes a hysterical giggling sound, same as when we tell him we're going swimming, or building a room-scale blanket fort, or that tonight's a stay up late night. Not that he's never held a screen in bed before. His iPad mini harbors just one game, Minecraft , and as far as he's concerned, Minecraft is god. But tonight, for the first time in months, with the flip of a you-know-what, we have inexplicably killed god.