Politico
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When John Nagl ran into his old friend Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster at a conference recently, he needled the three-star general about his ill-fitting civilian suit. The two men have a long history. Both West Pointers, they served as armor officers in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and went on to write well-received books about the nature of war. After 9/11 they both fought in Iraq, and became early proponents of the population-centric counterinsurgency tactics that finally turned the tide in that conflict, earning the sobriquet from friend and foe alike of “COINistas.” So it was with good-natured ribbing that NaglcomplimentedMcMaster—a bull of a man who is built like the tanks he once commanded—about the cut of his suit. Well, McMaster replied, I paid a tailor in Afghanistan $80 to make it. “H.R., you were robbed ,” Nagl told him with a smile. Whether or not he retires from the military, McMaster figures to get a lot of wear out of that ill-fitting civilian suit in the months ahead.
OK!
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Kim Kardashian sported the whopping sweatsuit as she worked out [Kim Kardashian/Snapchat] The 36-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who makes no secret of the fact she's aiming to get her dream body, took to Snapchat to alert fans of her latest gym-addition as she attempts to lose "seven more pounds" to achieve her ideal weight. Kanye West's wife has so far lost over 70lbs since giving birth to her second child – but it seems she's not done quite yet. Taking fans on a ...
TheRealNews YouTube
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BBC One West Midlands
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Farmers have been saying that Brexit is going to have a huge impact on the industry, the food and farming industry is the biggest primer manufacturing set in the industry of the UK, and this is the place to come to get answers. We have the secretary of state hairdryer Andrea Ledsom, and a range of experts to talk about what we should be looking for and what we might get.
BBC One West Midlands
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Our reporter Sian Grzeszczyk is at the ICC. What's the mood been like amongst farmers there today? Well, suddenly the farmers we've been speaking to have been very upbeat. Brexit as you say has been top of the agenda here, upbeat. Brexit as you say has been what farmers have been saying.
Washington Free Beacon
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BBC One West Midlands
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30pm today. The body remains at the scene while enquiries are ongoing - it's not been formally identified at this stage. It's the end of day one of the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham - and a key moment as the industry prepares for Brexit and a future outside the Common Agricultural Policy.
BBC One West Midlands
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Police have cordoned off an area of water in Edgbaston in Birmingham this evening following the discovery of a man's body. Officers were called to a lake in Edgbaston Park Road just before 3.
BBC One West Midlands
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And it is so important for families that the way that news is shared with them is done in the most appropriate way that there is lots of time and space. With the centre now officially opened it's hoped it will it will provide a sanctuary for children and families within the hospital's grounds.
BBC One West Midlands
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The remainder came from local fundraising. On a day that the hospital was praised for its good work the new centre is welcome news. For around 120 children and young people a year, sadly they pass away in our care.
BBC One West Midlands
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BBC One West Midlands
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Gayle joined a network of bereaved families who played a key part in designing the new centre. So we have here the sitting room that we are in now, there is a children's area in the corner as well. There is a beautiful outdoor area, so fresh air, again, you can see the sky, you have light which is lovely.
BBC One West Midlands
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As you can see it's just a beautiful large space for us. Gayle understands the importance of a quiet place for children and families facing the worst of times. We had a lot of difficult conversations over those two years, decisions we needed to make about treatment and most of what lies ahead for your child.
BBC One London
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In this area, the West End, rates could go up to £240 million overnight. The Mayor has joined the voices urging the Chancellor for a rethink. We are saying to the government, think again. In the past when there have been increases in business rates made by the government, they have had a longer transitional period which gives time for a business to plan, put money aside, unless the government reconsiders, businesses are going to struggle.
BBC One West Midlands
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Eight years ago it was criticised by health inspectors for not having enough beds, operating theatres or trained staff - today Birmingham Children's Hospital become the first of its kind to be rated outstanding. The news came as the hospital opened a new £1 million centre designed for and by families and children facing life changing news. Nicola Beckford reports: Gayle Routeledge's son Lewis was cared for at Birmingham Childrens' Hospital but sadly he died from a rare form of cancer when he was just two years old.
BBC One West Midlands
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What we will be looking to do is get them forensically examined, it's one of the things that we now do to try and build up a database of who's doing this, and hopefully, eventually, if they aren't already on the register, they will be caught for this. The Environment Agency says it's everyone's job to tackle this kind of crime because it affects every taxpayer.
BBC One West Midlands
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In just the last few weeks, there have been other incidents. Ten foot-high blocks of rubbish were discovered in Staffordshire Moorlands, and the next day mounds of medical waste found at Madeley near Newcastle under Lyme. And the latest, just last night, 110 fridges dumped in Birmingham.
Politico
an hour
President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, needs Senate confirmation to remain a three-star general in his new post . His job, like virtually all those in the West Wing of the White House, doesn't need Senate approval. But his decision to remain on active duty as a three-star Army general will require Senate approval. Under the military’s arcane system for ranking three- and four-star generals and admirals, the ranks are considered temporary and tied to the position, so when officers move jobs they have to be reconfirmed by the Senate at that rank. Federal law allows for the president to appoint generals and admirals to “positions of importance,” but also requires Senate confirmation within 60 days. “Gen. McMaster does not require Senate confirmation to serve as national security adviser,” said a Senate Armed Services aide.
Bleacher Report
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Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss and new president of basketball operations Magic Johnson appeared Tuesday on Spectrum SportsNet to discuss the decision-making that led to the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president Jim Buss as well as talk about their vision for the future. Lakers values are so strong. The Purple and Gold standard dictated thatit was time for a change," Buss said , via Spectrum's Mike Trudell. This was a difficult decision. I probably waited too long. For that I apologize to Lakers fans." The Lakers announced their front office restructuring earlier Tuesday, which ranks among the largest shake-ups in recent franchise history. Kupchak had been part of the Lakers' front office since 1986, serving as Jerry West's right-hand man before taking over as general manager. Jim Buss had been formally a member of the front office since 1998 and had taken over a more active role in decision-making since the passing of Buss family patriarch, Jerry, in 2013.
The Washington Times - Baseball
an hour
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Houston Astros haven't been set at first base since Lance Berkman was traded in 2010. With eyes on a pennant, they know they'll have to do something about that. The problem: There's no clear answer. "This is my third year here and we've ...
The Pentagon
an hour
Pentagon director of press operations Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said since operations began over the weekend to retake West Mosul from two years of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, Iraqi security forces have already retaken more than 125 square kilometers – more than 48 square miles – of ISIS-held territory near the city.
Daily Mail - Home
an hour
For over 50 years Michael Luvaglio has been fighting to prove his innocence. Now nearly 80 and living in west London, he listened as a senior judge rejected his latest application.
Forbes
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Beijing Bulletin
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Barbados [West Indies], Feb.21 (ANI): West Indies opening batsman Kieran Powell, who played his last international game in June 2014, has been recalled in the 15-member ODI squad for three-match serie