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Astro Boy returns as your new buildable robot buddy – CNET

February 27th, 2017

Those in Japan can build an Astro Boy robot by collecting 70 magazines that come with a different piece of the robotic puzzle.
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‘Show some class’: Kellyanne Conway accused of lacking respect after kneeling on Oval Office couch

February 27th, 2017

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Congress’ Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn

February 27th, 2017

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a congressional committee investigating contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia said on Monday the panel had not seen evidence of inappropriate communications, prompting the panel’s top Democrat to insist it was too early to make such a determination. Devin Nunes, Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also said there was no need for a special prosecutor and dismissed a suggestion that Trump should release his tax returns to clear up allegations he has business ties to Russia. “What are we going to appoint a special prosecutor to do, exactly?” he asked reporters.
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Terror for terrier’s owners as shark snatches pet dog off beach near Sydney

February 27th, 2017

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17 stunning shots from 1 great Instagram account – CNET

February 27th, 2017

If you're just following friends on Instagram, you could be missing out on a lot of great photography. I decided to start sharing top accounts and I hope you'll share too.
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Appeals court won’t put Trump’s travel ban case on hold

February 27th, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order.
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Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.
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Police officers who delayed attending a 999 call to go to McDonald’s ‘likely to keep their jobs’

February 27th, 2017

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Women in the RAF no longer allowed to wear skirts on parade

February 27th, 2017

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Serial burglar guilty of ‘terrifying’ raid on Simon Cowell’s house 

February 27th, 2017

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Chinese vase sells for 450 times its guide price after auction house mistook it for a copy

February 27th, 2017

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House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.
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Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander

February 27th, 2017

An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, was killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in the volatile Dasht-e-Archi district. “He was killed with five others in the house,” said provincial governor Asadullah Amarkhil.
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Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality

February 27th, 2017

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer objected to the court’s decision not to hear the appeal by Marcus Reed, a drug dealer convicted in the 2010 shooting deaths of the three brothers, including a 13-year-old, over the theft of marijuana and an Xbox videogame console from his home. The court’s action came at a time of deep divisions among the eight justices over the death penalty, with Breyer and other liberals expressing doubt about whether capital punishment remains acceptable under the U.S. Constitution four decades after the court reinstated it. Breyer, renewing his concerns over how the death penalty is administered in America, noted that Reed was sentenced to death in Louisiana’s Caddo Parish, a county that he said has apparently sentenced more people to death per capita than any other county in the United States in recent history.
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NC church has unconventional rules for sex and marriage

February 27th, 2017

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, Word of Faith Fellowship members must follow strict and unusual rules — or risk severe punishment, former members say.
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