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Uber sells Indian food delivery arm to Ant Financial-backed Zomato

Uber sells Indian food delivery arm to Ant Financial-backed Zomato January 21, 2020 By Rama Venkat (Reuters) – Uber <UBER.N> has sold its online food-ordering business in India to local rival Zomato in exchange for a 9.99% stake in the startup backed by China’s Ant Financial, limiting its exposure to a crowded market where […]

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Sharapova vanquished by Vekic in Australian Open first round

Sharapova vanquished by Vekic in Australian Open first round January 21, 2020 MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former champion Maria Sharapova put up a mid-match fight before bowing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle on Tuesday, beaten 6-3 6-4 by Croatian Donna Vekic on Rod Laver Arena. The 32-year-old Russian was clearly still […]

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Konta philosophical after early Melbourne exit

Konta philosophical after early Melbourne exit January 21, 2020 By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) – British number one Johanna Konta was philosophical about her first-round exit from the Australian Open on Tuesday in only her second match since last year’s U.S. Open. The 12th seed, clearly not yet match fit on her return from […]

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China confirms person-to-person spread of new virus as fourth death reported

China confirms person-to-person spread of new virus as fourth death reported January 21, 2020 By Brenda Goh and Sophie Yu SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese official investigating a pneumonia outbreak stemming from a new coronavirus said the disease can spread from person to person but can be halted with increased vigilance, as authorities on […]

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Yen rises, yuan slumps as stocks fall on China virus

Yen rises, yuan slumps as stocks fall on China virus January 21, 2020 By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) – The yen pulled ahead and the yuan fell against the dollar on Tuesday as the spread of a pneumonia-like virus in China sparked a sudden bout of risk aversion and sent Asian stocks skidding. The […]

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"Eat The Rich": Davos Beefs Up Security As Protesters Gather

“Eat The Rich”: Davos Beefs Up Security As Protesters Gather “Eat The Rich”: Davos Beefs Up Security As Protesters Gather Organizers of the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos have beefed up security after hundreds of climate protesters made their way though snow-covered streets towards the annual gathering of roughly 3,000 global elites and […]

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Secret Wars, Forgotten Betrayals, Global Tyranny. Who's Really In Charge Of The US Military?

Secret Wars, Forgotten Betrayals, Global Tyranny. Who’s Really In Charge Of The US Military? Secret Wars, Forgotten Betrayals, Global Tyranny. Who’s Really In Charge Of The US Military? Authored by Cynthia Chung via The Strategic Culture Foundation, “There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history, fully […]

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Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become… Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia […]

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China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added BEIJING (AP) — A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period. China coronavirus claims 4th victim as […]

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US Officials Admit Covert Tech Program Is Fueling Iran Protests

US Officials Admit Covert Tech Program Is Fueling Iran Protests US Officials Admit Covert Tech Program Is Fueling Iran Protests After major protests hit multiple cities across Iran in November following a drastic government slash in gasoline subsidies which quickly turned anti-regime, broad internet outages were reported — some lasting as long as a week or more nationwide — following Tehran […]

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Davos Elites Warn "Climate Action Failure" Biggest Global Risk In 2020

Davos Elites Warn “Climate Action Failure” Biggest Global Risk In 2020 Davos Elites Warn “Climate Action Failure” Biggest Global Risk In 2020 Authored by Marcus Lu via VisualCapitalist.com, Environmental concerns are a frequent talking point drawn upon by politicians and scientists alike, and for good reason. Irrespective of economic or social status, climate change […]

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Former Lincoln mayoral aide turns down Lancaster County job to stay in Ralston post

Former Lincoln mayoral aide turns down Lancaster County job to stay in Ralston post Former Lincoln mayoral chief of staff Rick Hoppe turned down a job as Lancaster County’s chief administrative officer Monday to remain in his new post in Ralston. Former Lincoln mayoral aide turns down Lancaster County job to stay in Ralston […]

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Vegas-area police: Baby boy found dead in trash bin

Vegas-area police: Baby boy found dead in trash bin NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of an infant boy whose body was found in an alley trash bin in a North Las Vegas neighborhood. Vegas-area police: Baby boy found dead in trash bin

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Stocks, Yuan, Bond Yields Tumble As Fears Over Coronavirus Outbreak Spread

Stocks, Yuan, Bond Yields Tumble As Fears Over Coronavirus Outbreak Spread Stocks, Yuan, Bond Yields Tumble As Fears Over Coronavirus Outbreak Spread Dow futures are down over 100 points, AsiaPac equity markets are down harder, and Treasuries are well bid along with gold after a Chinese officials confirmed the coronavirus can be spread by […]

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Diller-Odell students design updates to local library, park

Diller-Odell students design updates to local library, park Students presented ideas for improving the Odell Public Library and Diller City Park at a recent meeting with community leaders. Diller-Odell students design updates to local library, park

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Panama Begins Exhuming Victims From the 1989 U.S. Invasion in Hopes of Identifying Missing

Panama Begins Exhuming Victims From the 1989 U.S. Invasion in Hopes of Identifying Missing (PANAMA CITY) — Forensic workers took preliminary steps Monday for digging up the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, an effort that has lifted the hopes of Panamanians who had relatives die or disappear and […]

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The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Trump’s Impeachment

The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Trump’s Impeachment Democrats and the White House traded opening shots in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial over the holiday weekend, with each side accusing the other of attempting to subvert the 2020 election. But beneath the heated partisan language is a fundamental constitutional question. House Democrats say […]

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Massachusetts Governor Apologizes for Calling Ayanna Pressley’s MLK Speech a ‘Rant’

Massachusetts Governor Apologizes for Calling Ayanna Pressley’s MLK Speech a ‘Rant’ (BOSTON) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished […]

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Extradition Hearings for Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou Begin in Canada

Extradition Hearings for Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou Begin in Canada (VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade […]

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The Titanic Wreck Will Now Be Protected Under a ‘Momentous Agreement’ With the U.S.

The Titanic Wreck Will Now Be Protected Under a ‘Momentous Agreement’ With the U.S. The world’s most famous shipwreck, the RMS Titanic, will be more rigorously protected under an international agreement, the U.K.’s Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani confirmed during a Tuesday visit to Belfast, where the ship was built. The U.K. and the U.S. […]

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Death penalty hearing set for man in Lincoln woman's slaying

Death penalty hearing set for man in Lincoln woman’s slaying Wilbur, Neb.  – A June hearing has been scheduled for a three-judge panel to consider whether a man’s crime qualifies for the death penalty or whether he should be sentenced to life in a Nebraska prison. Aubrey Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, were […]

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Registration Now Open for Miss Rodeo Nebraska Clinic

Registration Now Open for Miss Rodeo Nebraska Clinic Registrations are now being accepted for the 2020 Miss Rodeo Nebraska Clinic on Saturday, March 28 in North Platte. The clinic is open to girls ages 12 and older. It is limited to the first 12 to sign up. The clinic will be from 8 a.m. […]

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$1.2 Million Grant to Help Corn and Wheat Growers Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

.2 Million Grant to Help Corn and Wheat Growers Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in Nebraska’s […]

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Nebraska Games and Parks Adds Project WILD

Nebraska Games and Parks Adds Project WILD Project WILD provides interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum and materials that focus on wildlife and conservation for all educators – formal and non-formal, pre-K through high school. Nebraska’s Project WILD Program offers educator workshop including: Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD and Flying WILD. Additionally, […]

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Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — An ice jam is causing minor flooding near Loup City in central Nebraska’s Sherman County, the National Weather Service said. Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

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