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Pai was nominated to the FCC by former President Barack Obama and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 2012. Pai is a strong opponent of net neutrality and seems like a logical appointment given the Trump administration's need to fill at least 690 cabinet and sub-cabinet level positions requiring congressional approval.
  • Joe Biden: Russian agression must be resisted

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    He hailed bipartisan support in Congress for a bill that passed previous year, allocating $1.8 billion for additional cancer research at the National Institutes of Health. The outgoing US Vice President has urged the world to stand up to its "coercion and aggression". The petition has sought "full reparation" for the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine and "for the shelling of civilians" by the Pro-Russia rebels, which the Ukraine government claims is sponsored by the Russia ...
  • Live Fire Mode, New Maps & More

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    Two new maps - Stacks and Meadow - will be added to Titanfall 2 for the Live Fire game type only. Respawn revealed that this customization will be easy, " simply select the modes you want and hit play ". Respawn said that it is also working to make improvements to the playlist interface of Titanfall 2 , which will arrive in the next content update to all platforms but possibly earlier for PC gamers.
  • Giant alligator strolls past tourists without a care in the world

    Giant alligator strolls past tourists without a care in the world

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    Additional details and updates are available on ABC News' website . The beast, commonly seen sunning in the marshes near Marsh Rabbit Run, is a stunning sight. The Circle B Bar Reserve site notes, "Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed at a distance from shore or from a pier". She added that the whole this was "an wonderful experience" and an indication of why it's "important that places like Circle B exist so these animals can live and hunt their fish and birds and other ...
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 Announced for Switch, Has New Characters and Mode

    Ultra Street Fighter 2 Announced for Switch, Has New Characters and Mode

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    You can check out the trailer below, and prepare yourself for a beating when Ultra Street Fighter II debuts this spring. The title will be available for the Switch, but is not yet confirmed for any other platforms. What's more, Violent Ken's flames are purple instead of the traditional orange flames. Actually, players do have the option to play with the classic sprites for those who don't prefer the new look.
  • Senate Approves Waiver 81-17 to Let Mattis Run Pentagon

    Senate Approves Waiver 81-17 to Let Mattis Run Pentagon

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    The waiver had been granted just once before, to George Marshall under then-President Harry Truman. Popular Video A mom and dad demand justice for what happened to their baby. ET. "I firmly believe the nation needs James Mattis more than ever", he said. Ms Gillibrand was sharply told by senator John McCain to "respect the rules of the senate" when she went over time by a few seconds, while asking General Mattis to provide written proof that he would continue to allow women and LGBT ...
  • Nintendo Switch to launch globally on March 3, priced at $300

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    The price makes the console the company's most expensive to date and is 50 per cent higher than expectation. That said, there's plenty in the box. Finally, you can also pre-order additional left and right Joy-Cons (as a pair) for $79.99, the charging grip for $29.99, and the straps (with also include enhanced shoulder buttons) for $7.99.
  • Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in December

    Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in December

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    They rose 3.3 percent for all of 2016, up from 2.3 percent in 2015. NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a statement, "Economic indicators were up, retailers offered great deals, confidence improved and all of that empowered consumers to spend more".
  • Takata settles with United States for $1B

    Takata settles with United States for $1B

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    U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade from the Eastern District of MI announced the settlement and indictments on Friday in Detroit . The Justice Department is planning to announce a criminal penalty against the Japanese air bag maker as part of its investigation into the company's defective air bag inflators.
  • Google Is No Longer Working on High-Altitude Drones

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    Project Titan, the internet-beaming solar drone, is another failed venture on that growing list. Staff from the Project Titan team, which Google purchased amid competition from Facebook in 2014, were folded into the company's X research division in early 2016 after it was decided the company would not pursue the drones.
  • Carl Edwards won't race this year

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    In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring from the sport less than two months after almost winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Erik Jones told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio the news "was not something we saw coming". "This is the same way people looked at me 20 years ago when I said, 'Hey, I'm going to drive a race auto for a living, ' like, you're insane", Edwards recalled.
  • Amber Alert issued for Jacksonville teen last seen led away at gunpoint

    Amber Alert issued for Jacksonville teen last seen led away at gunpoint

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    They were last seen in Ponte Vedra Beach in a stolen 2009 Grey Subaru Legacy with Florida "Air Force" tag of AKN6Z, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. He was also identified as having four silver caps on his top four teeth (a silver grill). He was wearing a camo jacket with a tan cargo vest, tan cargo trousers with multiple pockets, and dark shorts under his trousers.