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Source: The Guradian

FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend's action

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

While Southampton will take something from getting this far in the world’s most celebrated domestic cup competition there are other, more pressing priorities, such as making a late dash for safety in the Premier League.

Will Unwin. The Arsenal players continued to talk of winning the Europa League for Arsène Wenger – in order to afford him the send-off he deserves – and it was difficult not to view this Premier League win through the prism of Thursday’s semi-final first leg against Atlético Madrid.

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Source: The Guradian

Downing Street rules out U-turn on customs union pledge

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Downing Street has insisted it will not back down on leaving the customs union, as pro-Brexit MPs signalled their resolve over the issue ahead of a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe.

“The position remains very clear: we don’t think staying in a customs union is the right thing to do and it isn’t government policy to do so,” a Downing Street source said.

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Source: Common Domain

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Low-wage jobs are a chief reason so many low-income Americans have trouble making ends meet these days, according to Wiedrich.

“The system is, by just about all measures, stacked against those with low incomes and low wealth for the benefit of the wealthiest,” says the report from the nonpartisan but left-leaning Prosperity Now nonprofit, which provides research and recommendations regarding Americans with limited incomes. One example: low-income people are ineligible for federal programs such as SNAP (food stamps) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) if they amass “even modest savings,” the report noted.

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Source: Washington Post

McKayla Maroney says she spoke of Nassar abuse to USA Gymnastics coach in 2011

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Having recently broken her public silence about Larry Nassar, in terms of spoken comments about the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, McKayla Maroney provided more details of her years of abuse in an interview that aired Sunday night on NBC’s “Dateline.”

Maroney first spoke publicly about her abuse at a New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children event on Tuesday, where she said, “I at times question if my gymnastics career was really even worth it because of the stuff I’m dealing with now.”. [Jordyn Wieber sues USOC, USA Gymnastics, Michigan State over alleged abuse by Larry Nassar]. In a statement issued Sunday in response to questions from “Dateline,” USAG said that it “admires the courageous women who shared their deeply personal experiences about the impact Larry Nassar had on their lives.” The organization added it was “sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career, and we are committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports our athletes and focuses on our highest priority, which is the safety and well-being of our athletes.”

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Source: BBC

Hibernian 2-1 Celtic

Sunday 13:36 GMT

With Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon having to move smartly to prevent Dedryck Boyata scoring an own goal then clutching a Danny Swanson volley - but after the interval Rodgers replaced midfielder Olivier Ntcham with winger Scott Sinclair, and the champions elect started to find more space.

The victory was Hibs' first over Celtic since December 2012, and the third time that Brendan Rodgers' side have lost in the league this season.

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Source: The Guradian

Could sprinkling sand save the Arctic's shrinking sea ice?

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Should testing prove successful, the project, called Ice911, has the grand vision of slathering around 19,000 sq miles of sea ice – equivalent to the size of Costa Rica – with trillions of sand grains in order to stem the loss of ice cover and prevent runaway climate change.

Older multi-year ice, 10ft thick in places, accounted for just 1% of the winter ice pack last year, meaning the sea ice that remains is now largely composed of newer, thinner and less reflective ice.

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Source: The Guradian

Salomón Rondón strikes late as West Brom stun Liverpool with fightback

Sunday 13:36 GMT

Livermore converted after Karius kept out Dawson’s shot and then Rondón, with a superb header from Chris Brunt’s free-kick, brought parity.

Jake Livermore hooked in the first and Salomón Rondón headed in the second, two minutes from time, to make it five points from three games for Albion on the back of their win at Old Trafford last Sunday. Albion, however, staged a comeback that felt in keeping with the mood at the Hawthorns ever since Alan Pardew departed.

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Source: BBC

Green prize goes to Flint water activist

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

The founder of a citizens' movement that helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

The contamination was traced to the city switching its water supply away from Detroit's system, which draws from Lake Huron, and beginning instead to draw water from the Flint River. They showed lead levels as high as 13,200 parts per billion in some parts of the city - more than twice the level classified as hazardous waste by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Source: The Guradian

World’s newest great ape threatened by Chinese dam

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

The discovery hasn’t stopped a Chinese state-run company, Sinohydro, from moving ahead with clearing forest for a large dam project smack in the middle of the orangutan population.

Last November scientists made a jaw-dropping announcement: they’d discovered a new great ape hiding in plain sight, only the eighth inhabiting our planet. The Tapanuli orangutan survives in northern Sumatra and it is already the most endangered great ape in the world; researchers estimate less than 800 individuals survive.

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Source: Fox News

Carrie Underwood shares new close-up photo of face, shows off scars

Sunday 13:36 GMT

On Friday, the country star shared a close-up photo of her face on Instagram that showed off the scars outlining the singer's upper lip and chin.

#CryPretty #ACMAwards. A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Apr 14, 2018 at 6:23pm PDT. The singer said she feared she would bump into fans at the supermarket and they would post a photo of her on social media causing people to question "what happened" to her face, despite the fact that Underwood warned fans that she might not look the same following her fall. "It was important to me as I started resuming my life again, and going to the grocery store, and taking my kid to school, and stuff like that.

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Source: DW

Germany: G7 not planning swift return for Russia

Monday 21:52 GMT

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said it's far too early to discuss Russia returning to a group of the world's most powerful economies.

G7 members such as Italy and Japan have said that Russia should be allowed to return, to help solve issues in the Middle East and prevent a permanent return of the atmosphere of the Cold War. But Maas made clear there would be no return for Russia until the reasons for its exclusion were fully addressed.

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Source: NBC News

'Smallville' actress to appear in court for case involving alleged sex cult

Monday 21:52 GMT

Former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack will appear in Brooklyn Federal Court Monday for a bail hearing in a sex trafficking case connected to alleged cult leader Keith Raniere.

I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth.”

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Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out at New York Times over Michael Cohen coverage, vows his attorney won’t ‘flip’

Sunday 13:36 GMT

President Trump vowed Saturday that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, will not “flip” and cooperate against him in the special counsel investigation into his campaign's connections to Russia, attacking a New York Times story as part of a “witch hunt” against him.

A New York Times photographer, Tom Brenner, who was part of the press pool following Trump on Saturday morning, posted a photo on Twitter that appeared to show the president looking at his phone.

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Source: ABC News

Gunman on the run after killing 4 at a Waffle House

Monday 21:52 GMT

He said the second victim was a friend, a cook at the Waffle House, who was outside on a cigarette break when he, too, was fatally shot while trying to run from the gunman.

Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, who police believe is from Morton, Illinois.

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Source: Common Domain

It’s Raining Parking Tickets in New York’s Midtown as Police Enforce New Traffic Rules

Sunday 13:36 GMT

In the first three days of the program, officers issued 3,000 tickets and towed 36 vehicles in the area, according to the New York Police Department.

They include beefing up enforcement of block-the-box rules at dozens of busy intersections and the creation of continuous empty curbside lanes across key Midtown cross streets. The new rush-hour parking regulations initiative was introduced during the second half of March in heavily congested sections of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens.

Source: The Guradian

Macron’s charm offensive on Trump is part of his bid to lead Europe

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Iran threatens to withdraw from nuclear weapons treaty

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump welcomes Macron to the White House

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Global News

Alek Minassian, Toronto van attack suspect, to appear in court Tuesday morning

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Reuters

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

Today 06:07 GMT
Source: CBS News

Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé

Today 00:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick for veterans affairs job, faces hearing delay

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Tuesday 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

The words that change what colours we see

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

$110 Million Malibu Beach Home Sets Los Angeles Price Record

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Streaming has changed the way we deal with music — let us count the ways: Alan Cross

Sunday 14:30 GMT

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