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Source: Washington Post

Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

On Monday, a French ice dancer could not avoid that embarrassing fate when her left breast was exposed while she competed in the short program.

Gabriella Papadakis, along with her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, still managed to notch a good score despite the wardrobe malfunction and the adjustments it caused in her movements. She was just seconds into their program when her costume pulled apart in the back by her neck, and she was visibly upset about the incident afterward.

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Source: Washington Post

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross names craft brewery owner Julie Verratti as running mate

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross has chosen Julie Verratti, owner of a craft brewery in Montgomery County, as his running mate.

Ross said he met Verratti on the campaign trail last year and was impressed by her executive experience, her values of entrepreneurship and activism, and her innovative ideas. “We’re both passionate about ensuring that people from every Zip code exceed in tomorrow’s economy,” said Ross, 46, a tech entrepreneur who served as the senior adviser for innovation to the U.S. secretary of state during the Obama administration.

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Source: The Guradian

Venezuela's new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency?

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Holders of petros would be unable to exchange them as their emission would likely be declared illegitimate by a new government.

That is the question facing Venezuela as it prepares for the pre-sale of its new bitcoin-like digital currency called the petro. The launch on Tuesday comes amid a deep economic crisis and a crackdown on democratic freedoms that have left President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government politically isolated and cut off from most international financing.

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Source: Washington Post

Madaleno’s running mate: Luwanda Jenkins, business executive and former O’Malley appointee

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Maryland gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno (D-Montgomery) has tapped as his running mate Luwanda W. Jenkins, a Baltimore native who served in the administrations of the last three Democratic governors.

The other Democratic candidates, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and former Michelle Obama aide Krishanti Vignarajah, must officially submit papers with their running mates by the Feb. 27 filing deadline.

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Source: BBC

Chinese fury over terracotta thumb theft

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media report.

Mr Rohana used a mobile phone as a flashlight and took a selfie with one of the warriors, according to Chinese state media Xinhua quoting the FBI. According to court documents, Mr Rohana, 24, was attending an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute on 21 December when he made his way into the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which was then closed.

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Source: Common Domain

Cameranesi scores two as U.S. advances to gold medal game

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

It’s been four long years, but Team USA is finally returning to the Gold Medal game after defeating Finland 5-0 in the semifinals.

The Americans were prepared for this matchup as Dani Cameranesi scored twice and Maddie Rooney pitched a shutout instead of looking ahead at the opportunity to avenge the gut-wrenching loss in 2014. “Our process and our message has been clear all along,” captain Meghan Duggan told NBC’s Pierre McGuire after the game.

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Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Chef and cookbook author Hsiao-Ching Chou is sharing a few of her favorite Lunar New Year recipes from her book "Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More."

During Chinese New Year, families enjoy eating noodles, because the noodles represent long life — especially if the cook makes homemade noodles that are extra long. This recipe can wear many different hats because you can change the protein and vegetables according to what you have on hand.

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Source: Fox News

California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play 'spin the bottle': report

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement allegedly urged staffers to play the grade-school classic, “spin the bottle,” after a night of heavy drinking at a fundraiser, Politico reported Sunday.

The allegations against Garcia mark a stunning twist to the California Legislature’s widening sexual harassment scandal that first broke open last fall and prompted two male assemblymen to resign.

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Source: The Guradian

From ER to The Sopranos: what were the most shocking TV deaths?

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Functioning as both a shocking twist and rather callous statement that No-One Is Safe, it gave the slick drama an instant patina of edginess while generating a record-breaking number of complaints.

Alternatively, TV deaths are long drawn-out storylines, with a character suffering an illness that conveniently fits into a single-season story arc. You probably don’t know anyone who was ever killed by an ice dragon, for example.

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Source: The Guradian

Liam Gallagher: ‘The German police pulled my teeth out with pliers’

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Or perhaps not: Gallagher has formulated a theory that his front teeth were in fact “pulled out with pliers by the fucking German police” while he was unconscious, as retaliation for his part in the fight.

Photograph by Richard Saker. In the middle of the Highgate branch of Café Rouge on a Monday lunchtime, Liam Gallagher is re-enacting what he calls “the ding-dong”: the infamous 2002 brawl in a Munich hotel bar that led to the loss of his front teeth.

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Source: Fox News

Louisville to vacate 2013 basketball title as sex scandal punishment

Tuesday 23:43 GMT

–  Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.

While the NCAA accepted Louisville's actions, it went further with harsher sanctions last June that included:. — A five-game suspension of former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, who was fired in October following Louisville's acknowledgement that it was being investigated in a federal bribery probe of college basketball.

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Source: BBC

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

Today 01:32 GMT

The documents which Nina received and gave to the BBC Russian Service show that at least 54 Russian citizens died in Syria in September 2017.

The BBC attempted to contact the man, but whoever answered the phone claimed to be someone else and said he knew nothing about Russian volunteers in Syria. He had driven 2,100km (1,305 miles) to Russia's far north to return Nina's "little boy".

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Source: Washington Post

After Parkland massacre, renewed debate over gun control puts spotlight on students, public officials

Today 01:32 GMT

As South Florida continues mourning the victims of last week’s school shooting, students transformed into activists and public officials alike are preparing for days of high-profile events highlighting the renewed debate over gun control and school safety.

For the students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., they have repeatedly made clear that they view guns as the central issue.

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Source: Fox News

No, Time magazine, marriage is NOT a science - it's a mindset

Tuesday 15:28 GMT

While advice and tips can be helpful, the success of a marriage can’t be boiled down to a to-do list because marriage isn’t a science.

Another article in Time’s special edition, “9 Signs Your Marriage Will Last,” gives you tips to tell if your marriage will last. According to the article, some of the signs you should look for include, “You had warm feet on your wedding day.”

Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Saturday 20:56 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Trump budget plan for 2019 defunds Amtrak's long-distance routes

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Pence says White House could have handled Porter issue better

Thursday 19:07 GMT
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Source: NBC News

Prospects of new bipartisan DACA agreement remain uncertain

Thursday 20:57 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Director Ryan Coogler's first priority with "Black Panther" was to make a good movie

Thursday 15:27 GMT
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Source: The Week

The Russians are coming

Thursday 10:51 GMT
6 Articles
Source: New York Times

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Sunday 19:05 GMT

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