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After explaining how much he looked up to Rickles as a kid growing up in Las Vegas, the host shared several stories about the late comedian, including his being able to book Rickles for the first time on his birthday in 2006. Rickles then assaulted people with his comedy- famous or ordinary ones like the Jews, Asians, African Americans, the Irish, Puerto Ricans, red-headed women, short men and others, who loved his performances.
  • John Geils Jr. (1946 - 2017)

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    The authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. Groton Chief of Police Donald Palma Jr. said that even though "foul play" was not suspected, investigation was to be carried out as the death was "unattended". Police responded to a welfare check at John's Groton, MA home where he had lived for the past 35 years and found his body April. 11. "R.I.P Jay Geils", Wolf wrote.
  • Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch

    Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch

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    The campaign, however, has not been plain sailing for Erdogan, and some heavyweight figures within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have been conspicuously silent on the new system. He could declare a state of emergency without the now required cabinet approval. Ruling by decree through a state of emergency that has now lasted nine months, the government has fired about 130,000 civil servants, detained 71,000 people, fired 6,000 academics, 4,000 judges and prosecutors, and 24,000 ...
  • John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged at WrestleMania

    John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged at WrestleMania

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    Nikki Bella spoke with Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman of BetweenTheRopes.com and was asked how she's handling the speculation of a potential proposal from John Cena at WrestleMania. Bella's sister Brie, who is nine months pregnant and was away from the competition, posted about the "incredible moment" on Instagram. After winning their #MixedTag , @JohnCena PROPOSES to Nikki @BellaTwins at The #UltimateThrillRide! Their real-life relationship has been one of the primary storylines on ...
  • Delta OKs $10000 Payments To Passengers On Overbooked Flights

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    He also indicated that Dao will be suing the airline and the city of Chicago, which employs the airport police who dragged Dao down the aisle, his face bloody. United passenger complained of a midflight scorpion sting. The attorney was unable to say precisely how Dao was injured. He refused to leave. The three officers who removed Dao have been suspended from their jobs at the Chicago Aviation Department.
  • $19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service

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    While Qualcomm has announced 600 MHz chipsets, it's not clear that those will make their way into a significant number of phones during 2017. The telecom company will be able to expand its LTE network to compete in every corner of the country, strengthen existing LTE coverage and increase capacity to meet customers' growing demand for mobile data.
  • Centre to issue advisory against service charge on food bills

    Centre to issue advisory against service charge on food bills

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    The government is looking to fix the portions of food served at restaurants and hotels to stop food wastage, reported Hindustan Times . The implications of food wastage are tremendous. The minister has clarified that only the "standard hotels" would have to follow the instructions and not the dhabas that "usually serve thalis"! "As it is, in our families, mothers always tell their children to take only as much food they can eat".
  • Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

    Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

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    The name comes courtesy of the authors of the paper describing the recently discovered shrimp: Sammy De Grave of Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Arthur Anker of Universidade Federal de Goiás in Brazil, and Kristin Hultgren of Seattle University.
  • United States sends aircraft carrier close to North Korea waters

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    North Korea has already conducted a number of weapons tests this year, including firing a ballistic missile into the waters off the Korean Peninsula last week, ahead of Trump's meeting with Xi. "There was no kind of a package arrangement discussed to resolve this", said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. On Sunday, North Korean officials called the USA action in Syria "absolutely unpardonable", and claimed the strike proved that its own nuclear weapons were justified to protect the country ...
  • NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

    NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

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    For example, if a student participated in the program for four years, they must live and work in the state for four years. After students graduate, they are expected to live and work in NY for the same number of years funding was accepted. Meanwhile, New York State has no such problem. According to a report from ABC 7, the tuition plan will be phased in over three years, with families making $100,000 or less annually eligible in the fall of 2017, and the threshold rising to $125,000 in ...
  • NC GOP Leader Says There'll Be No Action on Gay Marriage Bill

    NC GOP Leader Says There'll Be No Action on Gay Marriage Bill

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    Hodges decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide-because, God. 'This bill is wrong , ' North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper tweeted on Tuesday (11 April). Bringing up a battle that many thought was long over, North Carolina lawmakers are looking to reverse a controversial marriage rights ruling. Stephen Griffin, a professor of constitutional law at Tulane University, said the effort by North Carolina lawmakers was similar to tactics used in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Controversial Pepsi ad used San Francisco police logo without permission, city says

    Controversial Pepsi ad used San Francisco police logo without permission, city says

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    She then grabs a can of Pepsi from an ice bucket and hands it to one of the police officers on duty. The law enforcer opened the top, took a gulp and is welcomed by the unusual yells of regard from the protesters. "She has been very upset". But that doesn't mean the world has forgotten about that other PR disaster Pepsi dealt with earlier this month. She was very excited.
  • Promo images for Doctor Who's series 10 premiere 'The Pilot'

    Promo images for Doctor Who's series 10 premiere 'The Pilot'

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    There is going to be a lot of theDoctor Who universe on BBC America this weekend with the April 15 premiere of the last season of Peter Capaldi as the eccentric Time Lord and the stateside debut of the teen spinoff Class. "Sad, because it has been a great experience", he says of leaving the TARDIS, his dimension-hopping phone booth. Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill.