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Alberni School District receives $2 million in funding

Athletic director Chris Golden said monies will go toward purchasing new uniforms and live streaming athletic events. The board's next scheduled meeting is April 16. Rudnick says the move is meant to streamline the school schedule to make things easier on parents and their kids, as well as save the district money and give them the time and budget to recruit more and better teachers .

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Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Triples Up the Camera

The biggest highlight of the new P20 Pro is, of course, the endless stream of Leica-branded lenses on the rear. There's already plenty of smartphones on the market that include dual-lens camera systems but Huawei is upping the ante with its P20 Pro getting three rear snappers.

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Why is Facebook investigating the data company Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica rose to prominence for its work on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and has been accused of having exercised shadowy influence over British voters. Facebook's head of information security is leaving over disagreements about how the company polices the spread of disinformation on its platform, the New York Times first reported Monday.

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Shoppers upset about Toys R Us closings

But Toys R Us CEO David Brandon told corporate staff in a speech at company headquarters that it will maintain the Babies R Us registry and the web stores for the time being in hopes someone might want to buy that asset, a recording reviewed by The Record in Bergen County, N.J., revealed.

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'American Idol': 5 Audition Highlights From the Premiere & More Thoughts

American Idol is back! But the Fox version would have delayed its return until 2020, a contingency which was rejected by the show's producer, FremantleMedia. But her second song was the selling point. Of course he was referring to Lionel's 36-year-old reality star daughter Nicole Richie. "It's really like walking a tightrope", she says.

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Will Intel Be Next in Line for an Acquisition To Buy Broadcom?

To give an idea of Huawei's rising clout, the tech company previous year posted sales of 600 billion yuan ($95 billion). Trump's order made no mention of China, but an earlier letter from the US Treasury warned that a takeover might hurt US leadership in 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks now being deployed, and consequently pose a threat to US security.

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Fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter

According to a MIT news release, researchers tracked roughly 126,000 news stories on Twitter, which were tweeted more than 4.5 million times by about 3 million people, from the years 2006 to 2017. The people most likely to spread false information are not well-respected voices on social media , the study found . Twitter, in particular, is responsible for much of their spread, so it doesn't help that the platform's executives recently dropped the ball , so to speak, on the ...

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Jobs Added in February

At the same time, other information released by the government this week showed initial jobless claims still near their lowest level in nearly 50 years, suggesting layoffs are down and employers are trying to hold on to their workers. And so while wages were a disappointment, a bright spot in this report was the labor force participation rate, which climbed to 63% from 62.7%, the largest increase in this figure in years.

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Top adviser to United Arab Emirates cooperating with Mueller investigation

On Monday, Sam Nunberg , a former communications and political adviser whom Trump has sued, hired, fired , rehired and fired again in recent years, made it known that he doesn't plan to comply with a subpoena that the Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller sent his way.

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Florida Senate approves bill preventing anyone under 17 from marrying

While he's not terminally ill, he says its important for people who are suffering to hear words of hope. The program is mainly aimed at staff such as coaches and school personnel, with teachers eligible if they have military or law enforcement experience.

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Italy populists vie for power

Earlier on Monday, Asian markets fell again as the fallout from Trump's proposed steel and aluminium tariffs fanned fears of a global trade conflict. "Ungovernable Italy" headlined one daily newspaper as the results rolled in. "The fact that we are representative of the entire nation projects us inevitably toward the government of the country", Di Maio said at a news conference in which he took no questions.

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Supreme Court divided over 'fair share' fees

The court has a 5-4 conservative majority. Conservatives, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito, appeared ready to rule against the unions and maybe even overturn the court's 41-year-old precedent. Janus believes anything unions do could be seen as political speech, and he doesn't think he should have to subsidize that speech. Illinois Solicitor General David Franklin took an opposing view, arguing during his turn that government "has a much freer hand ...

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Black Panther fans keep bothering the people of Wauconda, Illinois

However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. The supporting cast includes: Michael B. Jordan as the film's main villain, Lupita Nyong'o , Danai Guira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright , Angela Bassett, and Martin Freeman.

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Local businesses prep for Valentine's Day

Doing your homework before you spend big time could pay off. KFC chief executive Clement Tulezi remained upbeat the local market would absorb a significant portion of flowers in the local stores. 750,000 square feet of greenhouses, just 15,000 square feet is designated for growing red roses these days, he said. "There are one or two that like the bouquets and some natives".

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Asia shares mixed in modest rebound from Tuesday's sell-off

The Nikkei has been one of Asia's strongest performing indexes lately, but its plunge this week has now erased all of its gains for the year so far. The broader Topix index gained 0.37 percent or 6.50 points to reach 1,749.91. Tokyo stocks attracted hefty buybacks from the outset of Wednesday's trading, pushing up the Nikkei average by more than 740 points by midmorning.

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Oil hits one-month low on United States crude shares construct,…

Support on Thursday came from the second outage in as many months on the 450,000 bpd Forties pipeline network, Britain´s biggest, which supplies much of the crude underpinning Brent futures, although operator Ineos said it would likely restart the pipeline by Thursday.

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Oil Prices Slide As Inventories Continue To Build (USO)

Supporting the crude oil markets, the expanding global economy has increased demand for commodities and drawn down oil inventories. The U.S. benchmark for the price of oil, West Texas Intermediate, was up 0.06 percent to $61.84 per barrel.

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For the first time ever, Twitter has finally turned a profit

In the final quarter of the year, Twitter reported 330 million active users a month, a rise of 4% on 2016 but a figure that has remained stagnant since Q3. The company also reported that it live streamed more than 1,140 events during the fourth quarter of 2017 with 60 percent of the views coming from a global audience, according to ZDnet .

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Why global markets are in 'free fall'

The inflation concerns escalated after Friday's monthly U.S.jobs report showed that average wages surged 2.9 percent in January from 12 months earlier - the sharpest year-over-year gain since the recession. That caused some on Wall Street to suggest the Fed could hike rates four times this year instead of the three that was expected. Blackstone Group chief operating officer Tony James said in an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday that stocks were "fully valued" and "you could easily see ...

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Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Today

If the rocket were to explode on launchpad 39A, the conflagration not only would destroy the Falcon Heavy, but also the pad that sent off the Saturn V and NASA's space shuttle fleet. "It will be fine". Musk calls him Starman , and he previously said the vehicle would be playing the David Bowie song with that title during the launch.

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Dow plunges over 600 points, TSX down over 200

The data sent interest rates higher. Elsewhere, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.9%, as SoftBank retreated and financial shares tumbled after the Bank of Japan offered a special bond purchase to try and contain rising yields. Brent crude, used to price global oils, fell $1.07, or 1.5 per cent, to close at $68.58 a barrel in London. So, if the price of oil declines, so will the gold and silver price FOR A SHORT WHILE.

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In Yellen's last meeting, Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

The accompanying statement hinted that the Fed will increase the benchmark rate at its next meeting, in late March, thanks to an improving economy and signs of inflation. The central bank raised rates three times previous year and sees three additional hikes in 2018 even as it continues to trim its balance sheet on a largely pre-set schedule.

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How to Watch Australian Open Final Without Cable

Largely untroubled all fortnight, Federer is the oldest Australian Open champion in 46 years after defending the title he won so spectacularly in 2017 following six months out of the game. It's Federer's sixth Australian Open title, tying him with Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic for most all-time. All of the recent trends favor a 20th Grand Slam victory for Federer in his 30th final, but he knows defeating Cilic won't be an easy task, per the tournament's Twitter account.

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North Bay's Fideli selected as interim PC leader

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is enthusiastic about the choice of his legislature seat-mate Vic Fedeli as interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives, saying he'll be an "exceptional leader". She said Brown could not continue with the election fast approaching, but no decision had been made on naming a new leader. Fedeli said he learned of the allegations through the media.

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Amazon narrows down list to 20 cities for next major headquarters

But that's not all. Brampton's proposed site for Amazon's second headquarters, which is expected to create 50,000 high-paying jobs, was in the southern portion of the city, near the Powerade Centre. Officials in cities that made the short took the opportunity to further tout their cities, with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney noting "all that Philadelphia has to offer " and officials in Allegheny County, including Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto citing the region's "world-class talent pool" ...

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Cory Booker: I am 'seething with anger' over Trump immigrant remarks

Booker did not find Nielsen's story persuasive. Which is, um, not the question at hand. "How did he characterize those countries?" "I don't specifically remember", she said. What I was not expecting was that Nielsen would raise a question about whether Norwegians are mostly white. This isn't: The President said. "I would hope the President and Republican leaders wouldn't want to humiliate themselves by not going forward with what we agreed to", Leahy said, turning around and ...

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Beijing wants to kick bitcoin out of China

Marathon Patent Group (MARA) was off 7.4%, Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) tumbled 13.3%, Riot Blockchain (RIOT) fell 8.6%, Overstock.com (OSTK) was down 5%. Cryptocurrency is a murky market with frequent swings. "The finance minister made it clear they're definitely considering banning crypto trading - and it's probably the third-largest market", said Neil Wilson, senior market analyst in London for online trading platform ETX Capital.

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Apple launches iPhone X pre-orders in China

Given reported production bottlenecks, iPhone X delivery times will be four to six weeks by 8am NY time and should remain largely unchanged in the following days, said Gene Munster, a veteran Apple analyst and co-founder of VC firm Loup Ventures.

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Pitoniak: Complexion of Bills season changes dramatically with upset of Falcons

Then, in 2011, when Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bills to a 5-2 start, which included a 41-7 thrashing of the Chiefs in Kansas City and a dramatic 34-31 victory against New England, I drank the Kool-Aid again, only to suffer severe indigestion as Buffalo dropped eight of its last nine games.

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San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The game kicks off at 4:05 p.m. EST and will be broadcast for your enjoyment on your local FOX affiliate. PREDICTION: Arizona has shown some warts, but a home matchup against the lowly 49ers should provide some short-term medicine for the Cardinals and their fans.