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I consider myself something of an expert on the subject of the power a group of women can wield, and maybe that's why this map of Women's Marches across the US gets me right in the feels. The Women's March on Washington will feature a series of speeches by advocates and activists like Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem, and musical performances by Janelle Monae, Maxwell, and the Indigo Girls.
  • Spec 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Revealed in Detroit

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    The model uses VW's MQB architecture, but was developed specifically for American customers. The new USA spec Tiguan's wheelbase is 4.4 inches longer than its European counterpart while its overall length is almost a foot longer than the first generation model it replaces.
  • 'Pharma bro' Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassment

    'Pharma bro' Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassment

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    The op-ed, titled " Donald Trump is Gaslighting America ", claimed that Trump's rise to victory had "normalized deception" and urged readers to "regain control of the truth". Shkreli became known as the infamous "pharmabro" after his pharmaceutical company raised the price of a drug to treat toxoplasmosis. Twitter's rules prohibit "targeted harassment", according to a Twitter spokesperson.
  • Pumps halt card payment

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    The new decision follows the sudden move by banks to charge one percent transaction fee for every payment made by card. According to the All-India Petroleum Dealers' Association (AIPDA), this will apply to cards from HDFC, Axis Bank and ICICI.
  • Kim Kardashian West posts first selfie of 2017

    Kim Kardashian West posts first selfie of 2017

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    Before posting the selfie - which features Kris Jenner - Kim posted a shot of super ripped jeans she had on, along with the caption "torn". The end of 2016 was particularly hard for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. "He hasn't been able to travel to Chicago since the anniversary [of her passing], so the fact he was able to go now, and with his family, meant a lot to him", the source added.
  • Apple confirms $1bn investment in Softbank's $100bn mega tech fund

    Apple confirms $1bn investment in Softbank's $100bn mega tech fund

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    The fund is the world's largest initiative for tech development in the world with an expected goal of $100 billion. Now, Apple is jumping on the bandwagon with a $ 1 billion investment in SoftBank , which Son owns. At the end of September Apple had $238 billion in cash. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said , " We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple ".
  • Macy's closing 3 Bay area stores, cutting 6200 jobs

    Macy's closing 3 Bay area stores, cutting 6200 jobs

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    The stores are planned to be closed by midyear. Shares of Macy's plunged as much as 7% in afterhours trading to $33.30 as it also issued lackluster holiday season sales and profits. "We felt that this was a real opportunity to right-size the Macy's store count in Philadelphia". The store closures will mean about $575 million less in sales for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based retail company.
  • Trio steals $6M worth of jewelry in midtown heist

    Trio steals $6M worth of jewelry in midtown heist

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    The suspects then fled through the stairwell of the midtown Manhattan high-rise that was blocks from the almost 7,000 police officers who were stationed in and around Times Square for New Year's Eve festivities. "That's real fishy. It definitely seems like an inside job". Three criminals used wrenches and hammers to smash their way into the Gregg Ruth outlet in NY during loud fireworks and celebrations on Sunday.
  • Historic Triangle offers Christmas tree pickup, recycling options

    Historic Triangle offers Christmas tree pickup, recycling options

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    After Christmas festivities are over and the presents are all unwrapped, the next task is figuring out how to dispose of the Christmas tree before the cats knock it over again. Every year when the farm closes, Paula Jacobs said area fishermen will pull up their pickups to the pile of discarded firs and pines left in the parking lot.
  • U.S. home prices rise 5.1% in October

    U.S. home prices rise 5.1% in October

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    Economists had estimated a non-seasonally adjusted gain in the 20-city index of 5.1%. According to David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices , measures of affordability have not risen in lockstep with home price gains.
  • Demonetisation drive for country's bright future, not for political gains: PM Modi

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    Those spreading rumours about exemptions to political parties are wrong. "The people of India will not accept corruption and black money", Modi said attending an event here. In this context, he spoke about relaxation given to businessmen for adopting digital payment system. He announced the launch of two short-term schemes which will promote digital banking to make the economy cashless.
  • Iran will purchase 100 Planes from Airbus

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    Iran Air chief has said earlier that the value of the contract would not exceed $10bn. The two sides praised the agreement and considered it a step forward for business objectives, as well as for worldwide projection. Following last year's landmark nuclear deal with world powers and the lifting of worldwide sanctions, the Islamic Republic seeks to rapidly replace and upgrade the country's aging air fleet.
  • Third-quarter GDP growth spurt is already fading

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    The healthy expansion last quarter followed a sluggish nine months in which the economy grew at about a 1% rate amid feeble business investment - half the roughly 2% pace that has characterized most of the seven-year-old economic recovery. Spending on gas and oil wells was also on the rise. A jump in soybean exports also had a positive impact, after a poor soy harvest in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Browns present emotional Hue Jackson with game ball after first win

    Browns present emotional Hue Jackson with game ball after first win

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    Get free real-time news alerts from the Cleveland Patch. Should neither team win their remaining games, strength of schedule will determine who receives the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Browns led 17-10 at halftime and never trailed past their second drive. They totaled 166 yards and 16 first downs in that span to 2-of-6 on third down.
  • Trump extracts pledge from Boeing on Air Force One costs

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    Lockheed Martin CEO Hewson, who left Mar-a-Lago without speaking to reporters, said in a statement that her meeting was "productive" and gave her the opportunity to talk about progress in cutting costs. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James earlier this week acknowledged the cost of the Joint Strike Fighter program remains an issue. The Pentagon's F-35 program is its most expensive project in history, with an estimated cost of almost $400 billion for 2,457 planes.
  • Mortgage activity drops as interest rates start to rise

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    The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.22 percent, up 15 basis points compared with a week ago. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged a two-year high of 4.30% vs. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. "Mortgage rates will be flat in the coming week".
  • Dow Jones hits yet another record high

    Dow Jones hits yet another record high

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    Goldman Sachs fell 1 percent. TRAVEL LIGHT: Cruise line operator Carnival reported profit and sales that were stronger than expected. SPILLED CEREAL: Cheerios maker General Mills said its profit slumped 9 percent during its latest quarter and the company lowered its outlook for the year as it tries to win back customers.
  • Volkswagen reaches deal on final cars in emissions scandal

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    Eligible owners will have the option of selling back, trading in or repairing vehicles covered by the settlement. It closes a major chapter in the ongoing worldwide scandal discovered a year ago, when VW admitted that it programmed vehicles to emit less nitrogen oxides from diesel engines during emissions tests than it they do on the road.
  • Marines donate thousands of holiday toys to Salvation Army

    Marines donate thousands of holiday toys to Salvation Army

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    Donations from the public helped fund the purchase of $20,000 worth of clothes, toys, games, bikes, and other items with Meijer contributing $4,000 to the cause and the other $16,000 realized through the Marine Corps League efforts. While the Toys for Tots drive ended at H&K earlier this month, you can still make a donation by visiting the website here. Commissioner Joan White hosted her annual "Party in the Park" this fall, where the toys were handed out to any kid who attended.
  • Harlem Deer Sentenced to Death by Bill de Blasio Found Dead

    Harlem Deer Sentenced to Death by Bill de Blasio Found Dead

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    The people that discovered the deer thought was part of a holiday display, according to a New York Times report . The one-antlered buck named Lefty died while awaiting potential transportation upstate, said Eric Phillips, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio .
  • US consumer prices up 0.2 percent in November

    US consumer prices up 0.2 percent in November

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    Brown-Forman Corp., the maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, has raised prices on some of its products and said it faces pressure from higher material costs, including rising prices for wood to make barrels. That is the longest stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller. Food was also cheaper in the western states, down 0.4 percent in November from the month before.
  • Tata Motors Emerges as Key Battle in Biggest Indian Proxy Fight

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    Wadia also said the "alleged reasons for seeking my removal do not even remotely relate to my performance or my conduct as an Independent Director of Tata Motors for 18 years". Hidetada Hayashi and Katsuhiko Yamagata represent Docomo on the board. In order to show their bonafides, the Tatas deposited a sum in excess of Rs 8,000 crores in court.