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Source: BBC

Ariana Grande breaks UK chart records

Friday 18:12 GMT

Yet the success of Grande's latest is particularly remarkable given how short the gap has been between her previous album and this one.

These weren't necessarily intended to form a whole new record, but, Grande explained: "I was just like, wow, I love all of these so much, this is like an album." Another new song, Imagine, followed a month later, before the monster hit that was 7 Rings was unleashed in January.

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Source: Fox News

Fishermen catch 'monstrous' 78-inch sturgeon, make Minnesota history

Today 01:30 GMT

Two Minnesota fishermen smashed a state record and made Minnesota history with their recent catch of a massive sturgeon, measuring 78 inches and estimated to weigh 120 pounds.

On Valentine’s Day, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) confirmed that the fish was not only the largest lake sturgeon caught on record, but also the longest fish nabbed in North Star State history. Darren Troseth and John Kimble nabbed the creature on Feb. 5, while ice fishing on the St. Croix River, St. Croix 360 reports.

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Source: BBC

Rich The Kid robbed at recording studio

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

The incident took place at California's Westlake Recording Studio, which has played host to artists like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Madonna, Frank Ocean, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber in the past.

The victims reported that "three male black suspects confronted them in the alley behind a business and demanded their money and jewellery. "When deputies arrived at the location they found three male black assault victims," it said.

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Source: Common Domain

Taxpayers are right to question incentives for economic development — and not just for Amazon

Friday 20:00 GMT

New York offered Amazon close to $3 billion to build a “second” headquarters in Long Island City on the promise of 25,000 jobs.

This was first published on The Conversation — “Amazon HQ2: Texas experience shows why New Yorkers were right to be skeptical”.

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Source: The Guradian

Italy rejects record number of asylum applications

Friday 02:24 GMT

Italy has rejected a record 24,800 asylum applications in the last four months, and aid groups say hardline policies introduced by the rightwing populist government are beginning to have a devastating effect on migrants in the country.

It found a year-on-year rise in rejected asylum applications from 17,500 between October 2017 and January 2018 to close to 25,000 between October 2018 and January 2019.

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Source: Fox News

Kamala Harris' marijuana record: How the California Democrat's views on pot have evolved

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

KAMALA HARRIS, PUSHING LEGAL MARIJUANA, SAYS SHE SMOKED POT IN COLLEGE: 'AND I INHALED'. While most Democrats praised the senator's down-to-earth comments, some pointed out they were a far cry from statements Harris made years ago.

Harris supports the legal use of medicinal marijuana but does not support anything beyond that," Harris' campaign manager Brian Brokaw previously told Capitol Weekly.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: U.S. Job Openings Push Further Into Record Territory

Thursday 10:51 GMT

The high number of job openings relative to those available to take them points to an extremely tight U.S. labor market.

Take this job and... Tuesday’s report showed the rate at which Americans quit their job—as a sign of confidence in the job market—held steady for the third straight month in December.

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Source: Global News

Chance the Rapper releasing debut album this summer

Thursday 18:10 GMT

It’s been nearly seven years since American rapper and producer Chancelor Bennett (best known as Chance the Rapper) dropped his debut mixtape 10 Day (2012).

To prepare for the new @chancetherapper album I'm listening to all his projects, mixtapes and albums untill it drop so if you don't like Chance I suggest you dont hang around me untill then and then probably for a year after it drops cause thats all you'll hear. So I am saving for my chance the rapper tickets starting NOW cause your when he releases this album bout to be increíble. — nobody: still nobody: can't we all get along (@Shardizzle20) February 13, 2019. Many longstanding fans aren’t sure what to expect from the sounds of Chance the Rapper this summer, however, they certainly seem confident in his abilities.

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Source: Fox News

Jussie Smollett defended by crisis manager as Chicago police say phone records 'insufficient'

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

Jussie Smollett's crisis manager defended the "Empire" actor on Tuesday, saying police have found his account of an alleged attack and possible hate crime to be “consistent and credible” -- after detectives said redacted phone records meant to corroborate his story were “insufficient.”

JUSSIE SMOLLETT INVESTIGATORS WITHHOLDING SOME INFORMATION UNTIL THEY HAVE ‘ALL THEIR DUCKS IN A ROW’. Smollett initially told police that during the attack he was on the phone with his manager, and his manager claims to have heard part of the attack - making him the only known witness.

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Source: Global News

Gerard Way opens up about My Chemical Romance split

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Over the weekend, ex-frontman and lyrical mastermind Gerard Way, opened up about the band’s split for the first time during an interview with The Guardian.

WATCH: The official trailer for Gerard Way’s brand new Netflix show, ‘The Umbrella Academy. As of this writing, Way has insinuated that a My Chemical Romance reunion is unlikely — at least, anytime soon. For those curious or slightly hopeful, you can find the band’s most recent updates — if you consider 2016 recent — on their official website.

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Source: Fox News

Rep. Liz Cheney enters draft summary of Green New Deal into Congressional Record

Thursday 22:45 GMT

House Republicans announced Wednesday that they have entered an outline of the controversial "Green New Deal" and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the sweeping Democratic proposal into the Congressional Record after the document was deleted from the website of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.. "It's very important the American people see that there be transparency about what [Democrats] are pushing," Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told reporters at the House GOP's weekly press conference. "And we call on (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, (D-Calif.),

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Source: The Guradian

Our lost world in watercolours – the paintings that documented Earth

Friday 08:05 GMT

Hot in the footsteps of Art UK’s ambitious attempt to document every publicly owned artwork in Britain on a single website, a new online project has launched to repeat the project for the world’s watercolours – in particular those that, accidentally or on purpose, documented that world.

It was only when he embarked on a tour of Britain’s public collections that he realised quite how much there was to do on watercolour alone: Norwich Castle Museum held about 4,500 paintings by a single artist; the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, meanwhile, had somewhere between 200,000-300,000 watercolours in its drawers.

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Source: The Week

The unaddressed sins of Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar

Thursday 20:55 GMT

This sort of honesty wouldn't be easy, but it would be refreshing — and it could be these former prosecutors' only chance to win the support of rightly skeptical voters whose commitment to criminal justice reform predates this campaign.

Though neither candidate has much in the way of position statements on her website yet, Harris' launch speech touted her history of "fighting for a more fair criminal justice system," while Klobuchar said she has advocated and "will always continue to advocate for criminal justice reform."

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Source: Common Domain

Here’s why stocks have gone from record-low correlation to extreme highs since October

Thursday 20:56 GMT

“We forecast a stable macro environment in the near term, characterized by steady U.S. economic activity and a patient Fed, which we believe has been priced in the market,” Hammond wrote, adding that given the nearly 10% advance staged by the S&P 500 SPX, +0.30%   year to date, U.S. stocks’ rise will be much more subdued for the remainder of the year, creating an environment that requires active stock selection to realize high returns.


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