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Oil prices near 2019 highs amid OPEC supply cuts, US sanctions

Oil prices on Friday hovered close to 2019 peaks reached the previous day, propped up by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and by U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $67.82 per barrel at 0122 GMT, down four cents from their last close …

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World

Fyre Fest Scammers Jerry Media & FuckJerry Sued for Stealing a Meme. Is Their Time Up?

FuckJerry’s long con might finally be catching up to them. The controversial meme account, created by Elliot Tebele in 2011, culls the internet and curates memes for its over 14 million Instagram followers. This ethically murky content curation has only gotten more questionable as Tebele has expanded his empire, founding …

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World

Fyre Fest Scammers Sued for Stealing a Meme—And It’s Not the First Time

FuckJerry’s long con might finally be catching up to them. The controversial meme account, created by Elliot Tebele in 2011, culls the internet and curates memes for its over 14 million Instagram followers. This ethically murky content curation has only gotten more questionable as Tebele has expanded his empire, founding …

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World

Fyre Fest Scammers Jerry Media and FuckJerry Sued for Stealing a Meme—And It’s Not the First Time

FuckJerry’s long con might finally be catching up to them. The controversial meme account, created by Elliot Tebele in 2011, culls the internet and curates memes for its over 14 million Instagram followers. This ethically murky content curation has only gotten more questionable as Tebele has expanded his empire, founding …

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World

Former DNC Chair Ed Rendell: ‘AOC Does Not Speak For The Democratic Party’

Former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell said that freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “does not represent the Democratic Party” in an interview that aired Thursday night on “Erin Burnett OutFront”. The clip of the former Pennsylvania governor aired during a story about Keystone State voters, which included interviews with …

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World

Trump’s support for Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights expected to make waves at UN

UNITED NATIONS – President Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but like his move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Trump’s decision is at odds with United Nations resolutions and likely won’t bode well with U.S. …

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U.S

Chris Christie praises Gov. Larry Hogan, but says a GOP primary run against Trump is impractical

March 21 at 9:53 PM ANNAPOLIS – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his friend, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, has a “very bright” future in national politics but is not joining the effort from some centrist Republicans to try to draft Hogan to challenge President Trump in a 2020 …

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U.S

Driver of truck involved in GOP train crash likely caused collision, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reportedly determined that the garbage truck driver involved in an accident last year with a train carrying GOP members was the likely cause of the crash. The agency’s concluding report, released Thursday, listed a few of what they said were likely contributing factors to …

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World

JetBlue Faces Lawsuit Saying Pilots Drugged and Raped Flight Attendants

Two JetBlue flight attendants sued the airline and two of its pilots in federal court this week, alleging that the pilots drugged them both during a layover last year and that one of the pilots raped one of the women and another co-worker. The lawsuit also accuses the airline of …

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Opinion

Trump’s campus free speech Executive Order protects all students – it’s intellectual freedom vs social tyranny

President Trump’s signing of an executive order Thursday that requires colleges and universities to support free speech or face the loss of federal funding calls needed attention to the serious problem of campus censorship. The president invited more than 100 conservative students to the signing ceremony. On many campuses, conservative …

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World

CEO of major global agri-business: Why ‘doing good also means doing well’

Many investors now see sustainable practices as strategic for positive returns in the long run, business leaders said on Thursday. An advocate of such practices, Sunny Verghese, who is the CEO of global commodity giant Olam, said that wasn’t always the case. His company, whose largest investors are Singapore’s Temasek …

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World

Seth Meyers Hammers Glenn Beck for Shameless 180 on Trump

Seth Meyers used his latest “A Closer Look” segment Thursday night to highlight some one-time conservative Trump critics who seem to be “falling in line” with the president as the 2020 election approaches. In addition to Texas Republican Will Hurd, who went on a friendly road trip with Beto O’Rourke …

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World

Neighbors fuming over rumored 60,000-square-foot NJ megamansion

This place is going to make the White House look like a shack. A 60,000-square-foot mega-mansion bigger than the place where President Trump lives — and about the same size as his vacation home at Mar-a-Lago — is in the process of being built in New Jersey. The massive digs, …

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Tech

Nintendo Labo VR had us playing with duck butts and foot fans – CNET

Flap your way to bird-feeding victory with this cardboard Switch accessory. Mark Licea/CNET There’s a generation of kids who will first experience virtual reality while flapping cardboard wings and looking up a duck’s butt. Others may feel a rush of wind on their face as they ride a frog that …

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World

New Zealand Broadcasts Islamic Call To Prayer To Honor Mosque Attack Victims

9:36 PM 03/21/2019 | World Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter New Zealand broadcast the Islamic call to prayer nationwide Friday to honor the Muslim community in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, adorned in a hijab, attended an Islamic service in Hagley Park near the …

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World

As worries about populism in Europe rise, investors bet on stock market volatility

Investors are betting on heightened political uncertainty and greater volatility in European stock markets ahead of European Parliament elections in May amid growing concerns about rising populism. In one of the first concrete signs in financial markets that investors are bracing for political instability, VSTOXX futures, which reflect investor sentiment …

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Opinion

March Madness is here, and it’s time for gamblers to start paying taxes on their winnings

March Madness has taken a firm grip on at least 10 percent of the American population, which has taken a stake in the outcome of 68 men’s college basketball teams’ quest for glory. Warren Buffett has agreed to pay a cool $1 million per year for life to any Berkshire …

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World

Fairleigh Dickinson couldn’t pull of miracle, falls to No. 1 seed Gonzaga

SALT LAKE CITY — Fairleigh Dickinson got the whole March experience. It cut down the nets. It won a tournament game. And then it was harshly sent home two days later. There’s a reason they describe this month as madness — one second you’re on the top of the world, …

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U.S

Hikers call 911 after capturing video of paraglider falling toward ground

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A paraglider fell from the sky near Golden Wednesday afternoon. The 45-year-old paragliding pilot survived the crash but was injured. Kent Kovack, who witnessed the terrifying moments, talked with FOX31 Wednesday evening. Kovack, his wife and daughter were hiking the Hogback when they saw the man fall near …

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World

Reporter’s Notebook: Italy’s poised to breaks ranks with G-7, raising fears of a Chinese Trojan horse

MILAN – Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an editorial charm offensive published Wednesday in one of Italy’s leading newspapers, said Chinese youth love pizza and tiramisu. Meanwhile, the rest of Europe is not loving much at all about Xi’s visit to Italy. The term “Trojan horse” has been bandied about. Italy appears set …

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World

The Temptations Broadway Jukebox Musical, ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ Is a Gold-Standard Triumph

Oh no, the heart sinks, another jukebox musical on Broadway. So many—Cher, Donna Summer—have been varying degrees of cringe. But after leaving Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, which opened tonight at the Imperial Theatre (to November 24), a happy revelation: This jukebox musical not only …

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World

Temptations’ music elevates by-the-numbers ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

Get ready — here they come! “Ain’t Too Proud” arrived on Broadway Thursday night buoyed by a surge of nostalgia and a slew of Motown hits. But anyone who’s seen the earlier jukebox shows “Jersey Boys” or “Motown: The Musical” is bound to feel a dull sense of déja vu. …

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World

PREVIEW: Wisconsin’s First Step Toward A Championship Begins Friday Against Oregon

9:27 PM 03/21/2019 | Sports David Hookstead | Reporter The Wisconsin Badgers take the first step toward a national title Friday when they play Oregon in the NCAA tournament. It’s time to show up and show out in March Madness. Right now, everything we want is right in front of …

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World

Shamorie Ponds could use one more year before NBA jump

DAYTON, Ohio — Some might consider Chris Mullin to be in a weird spot. After all, his best player, Shamorie Ponds, still has a year of eligibility left. And Mullin, who led St. John’s to its first NCAA berth since 2015, could certainly benefit by building one more year around …

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Entertainment

Princess Eugenie, husband step out for first royal engagement since wedding

Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank arrive at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to open the new Stanmore Building on Thursday in London.  (David Mirzoeff – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Jack Brooksbank accompanied his wife, Princess Eugenie, to an event Friday at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in London, their …

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World

‘Highly Profitable Scam’: Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Ripping Off Donors,’ Former Staffer Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a “highly profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” according to former SPLC staffer Bob Moser. New York Magazine on Thursday published a scathing essay from Moser, now a Rolling Stone reporter, accusing the left-wing non-profit of “ripping off …

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World

Former Players’ Tribune editor tapped to head Gawker relaunch

Dan Peres, whose last publishing gig was a short stay as editor-in-chief of Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune, has been tapped by Bryan Goldberg’s Bustle Media to try to relaunch Gawker. Peres, known mainly for his 15-year tenure at the helm of Details, pledged to make it edgy without the …

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Opinion

Trump support of Golan Heights sovereignty and Netanyahu visit continue US special relationship with Israel

Affirming the strong ties between the U.S. and Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week with President Trump at the White House and will speak an estimated 18,000 people at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington. The prime minister’s visit comes on …

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World

Subway announcements tell riders to wear headphones

The problem of subway riders listening to music, watching movies, and playing video games without headphones has gotten so bad that the MTA had to direct its conductors to tell the rude riders to stifle it. “You can help everyone have a great trip,” reads the message that the MTA …

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World

Chronically tardy de Blasio slams subways for running late

This time, it wasn’t the MTA’s fault. Mayor Bill de Blasio showed up 20 minutes late for a subway ride Thursday — then complained about how the trains delay people. “The subways aren’t working enough. They are constantly making them late,” he said as he stumped for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s …

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