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Guinness PRO14 welcomes Cheetahs & Southern Kings

Guinness PRO14 welcomes Cheetahs & Southern Kings South African franchises will not be eligible to qualify for EPCR tournaments at present. He explained: "There's an element in the PRO12 situation of it being a marriage of the desperate and the desperate: the Cheetahs and Kings are desperate to keep existing; the PRO12 is desperate to do something that increases its profile and television rights". [Full Article...]

Ernst calls for continuing efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare

Ernst calls for continuing efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare Senate Republicans drafted their own bill, but too many members spoke out against it. After the Senate vote , Schumer renewed calls for a bipartisan approach to lower health insurance premiums and address some of the Affordable Care Act's flaws. [Full Article...]

WashPost: Trump Dictated Son's Statement on Russian Meeting

During Tuesday's press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that Trump Jr.'s initial statement had been accurate. The president dictated a statement saying the meeting had "primarily discussed a programme about the adoption of Russian children". [Full Article...]

Trump To Congress: Figure Out Healthcare, or Lose Your Subsidies

Trump To Congress: Figure Out Healthcare, or Lose Your Subsidies Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney told CNN on Sunday that Republican lawmakers can not just promise for the past seven years to overturn Obamacare and then "turn the page" without doing so. If the ACA were repealed, lawmakers could return to their previous, highly generous health insurance program - with comparable subsidies - under the Federal Employee Health Benefits system. [Full Article...]

Texas community colleges allow guns starting Tuesday

Texas community colleges allow guns starting Tuesday Now, community colleges are following suit. Private colleges and universities can opt out. Other areas, such as single-occupant offices, can be designated as gun-free zones upon successful completion of an appeals process. At state universities the law is already a year old. As the Star-Telegram reports: "The only people legally allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus are those who have ... [Full Article...]

Flake call for GOP to return to its roots sparks reactions

To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. "And tremendous powers of denial", he wrote. But Flake voted to confirm Robert Lighthizer, Trump's nominee to be the United States Trade Representative. He also supported the motion to proceed on the AHCA, the repeal with no replacement, and then th... [Full Article...]

SCE&G, Santee Cooper abandon construction of billion dollar nuke reactors

SCE&G, Santee Cooper abandon construction of billion dollar nuke reactors Image: V. C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 1 in SC. The Santee Cooper board of directors voted unanimously on Monday morning to pull out of the project . "This is going to shatter lives, hopes and dreams in Fairfield County and in the state of SC, " said Whitfield, who is from the county north of Columbia . [Full Article...]

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's 'Exclusive Interview' With 'Anthony Scaramucci' Post-White House Exit

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's 'Exclusive Interview' With 'Anthony Scaramucci' Post-White House Exit I don't know what Colbert is going to do with his new Scaramucci cartoon, but I'm sure he'll find a use for it. The " Late Night " host said Scaramucci had allegedly been verbally abusive to Preibus prior to his public outrage last week, citing a Daily Beast article in which two sources said Mooch had called Priebus "Reince Penis" for years. [Full Article...]

Barabati to host India-New Zealand T20 match

New Zealand will play three ODIs at Pune, Mumbai and Kanpur and as many T20Is in Delhi, Cuttack and Rajkot. Cricket lovers in the state capital are in an upbeat mood after the city was allotted a Twenty20 global match when on December 20 Sri Lanka will clash with India. [Full Article...]

Border wall: U.S. eases environment law

Border wall: U.S. eases environment law Homeland Security officials said the prototypes would be added to the existing border walls in San Diego and would allow the agency to evaluate which barriers were most effective in giving Border Patrol agents time to respond to illegal drug-smuggling and human smuggling. [Full Article...]

MTV's 'Siesta Key' Watch Party Canceled After Death Threats, Shark Dragging

MTV's 'Siesta Key' Watch Party Canceled After Death Threats, Shark Dragging The threats all center around the viral video of the heinous shark incident - the show's star, Alex Kompothecras , bragged he knows the guys responsible. At the time of this article, the most recent page post was a reminder from admins that threats posted on the page would not be tolerated. The names of the men were not immediately released by investigators. [Full Article...]

'We are not your enemy' US tells N. Korea

'We are not your enemy' US tells N. Korea North Korea conducted its second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week, fueling concerns that the communist nation may be close to delivering a nuclear weapon to the US mainland. The secretary of state said the North Koreans' nuclear weapons programme would have to be on the table at any such talks and that the outcome would have to be that the regime would have to relinquish its... [Full Article...]

State Of Maine Has Long Avoided Life Sentences For Junveniles

State Of Maine Has Long Avoided Life Sentences For Junveniles Last year, the court said the ruling applied to the more than 2,000 inmates already serving such sentences nationwide, and that all but the rare irredeemable juvenile offender should have a chance at parole. He adds that not all killers convicted as juveniles will be granted parole eligibility. Bryant has been cast as either a victim who was blamed by older kids who perpetrated the crime but w... [Full Article...]

Senate votes to confirm Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Senate votes to confirm Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director Wray led the Justice Department's criminal division during the George W. Bush administration before he transitioned to private practice at the Atlanta-based mega-firm King & Spalding, where he built ties with some of Georgia's largest corporations . [Full Article...]

Quest for consensus failed over joint opposition candidate

Quest for consensus failed over joint opposition candidate The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated former state minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister for 45 days while PTI backed Sheikh Rashid's name, but could not gain the support of any other party apart from PML-Q. [Full Article...]

Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia on 10-day disabled list

I would anticipate, like he said earlier in the year that he didn't know how the Red Sox would lose a game, I think it'll be the same. "Seeing the smiles on their faces as they work with the Boston Red Sox hitting coaches and take in Fenway Park supports our commitment to help children of all abilities to be the best that they can be and brings our goal of helping people on their path to bet... [Full Article...]

Christie approves back pay for furloughed state workers

Christie approves back pay for furloughed state workers Chris Christie hasn't done himself a lot of favors when it comes to winning over the hearts of the American people. Despite the moment of bipartisan unity, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto lashed out at Christie, a Republican, just after news of the bill signing came through, criticizing the governor for not getting workers paid sooner. [Full Article...]

Arvind Panagariya Resigns as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Arvind Panagariya Resigns as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog He has written a letter to PM Modi saying that he was not getting an extension of leave from Columbia University. Niti Aayog was formed the same year - after the erstwhile Planning Commission was dismantled - with the idea of fostering development by providing both, directional and policy inputs. [Full Article...]

Woman claims Pete Rose had sex with her when she was underage

Woman claims Pete Rose had sex with her when she was underage In a filing submitted by Dowd's lawyers in 2016 , Rose reportedly acknowledged the relationship with the woman, though he claimed it began in 1975 - the year he was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year - they only had sex in OH and he thought she was 16. [Full Article...]

China warns Trump over North Korea: 'Don't stab us in the back'

China warns Trump over North Korea: 'Don't stab us in the back' However, China appears to be as anxious by North Korea's actions as the United States is. "That is not the way to counter the purported testing by ( North Korea )", he said . On Friday, North Korea tested a ballistic missile that experts have said could have the range to reach the West Coast. According to the agency, "A valuable asset" that can not be turned over or exchanged, the Nor... [Full Article...]


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