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Latest Pirates of the Caribbean film provides yet more treasure

Some cool CGI and welcome input from Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush took the edge off this otherwise turgid regurgitation of the Pirates legend. Depp has faced challenges off-screen, but his personal problems only serve to remind us how ideal he is for this particular part. "Keith Richards, who was in a couple of previous " Pirate " movies, was on tour and unavailable", producer Jerry ... [Full Article...]

More earthquakes felt in Oklahoma

More earthquakes felt in Oklahoma Other earthquakes have been reported in Jewell and Harper counties in May. Residents in nearby Oklahoma towns reported similar responses on the USGS's "Did You Feel It?" reporting system. Two 3.8-magnitude earthquakes were recorded Tuesday, about 9 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., 12 miles west of Perry. Damage is more likely with quakes of magnitudes of 4.0 and greater. [Full Article...]

Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Straus said that legislation would lead to billions of dollars in losses for the state. Patrick called a news conference of his own later Friday to reiterate that he is unwilling to step back from pushing for a measure that would eliminate existing policies that allow transgender Texans to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity and will force a special session, if that's what it take... [Full Article...]

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate Nevertheless, Keith says , "uncertainty cuts both ways". Trump's top aides have been divided. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement. climate leadership on the world stage by pulling out of the Paris Agreement ". The Trump administration appears likely to ratify the amendment, however. [Full Article...]

Feeling lucky? Powerball jackpot grows to more than $300M

Each victor won one-third of the amount worth $528.8 million, and each store victor will receive $1 million as bonus for selling the winning numbered ticket. The craze for Powerball lottery has become a craze in the United States that the rush hour peak on Wednesday before the lottery is drawn reaches $1.3 million per minute, according to Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas lottery. [Full Article...]

Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

When people say that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) doesn't affect older adults or touch Medicare: don't believe it. When you add up the projection errors from future exchange enrollment, overestimating the power of the individual mandate and medicaid state expansion, you account for 19 million of the 23 million people who will, according to many media outlets, lose their coverage . [Full Article...]

Syracuse champ Ava Propper still ideal at Scripps National Spelling Bee

The first National Spelling Bee was held in D.C. on June 17, 1925, sponsored by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Ilagan, who attends Tates Creek Middle School in Lexington, successfully spelled the word "nephrotoxic", moving to the next round. [Full Article...]

Spelling might not be enough anymore to win Scripps National Spelling Bee

Google Trends tweeted a map on Tuesday showing " America's Most Misspelled Words ", based on the top "how to spell" searches in each state in 2017 so far. In 5th grade, he was home-schooled and lost a regional bee for home-schoolers - to his older sister. By noon, 30 spellers were eliminated for misspelling the words given them, with about 20 more kids waiting their turns. [Full Article...]


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