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President Trump's Joint Address to Congress
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Trump Delays New Travel Ban

President Trump has delayed the announcement of a new version of his travel ban after his first address to Congress was warmly received. Aides say they want the executive order to have its own "moment"

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon visits the SIMA (Mondial des Fournisseurs de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage) on February 28, 2017 at the Parc des Expositions Paris Nord, in Villepinte.

François Fillon Battles On in French Presidential Race

The conservative French presidential candidate has refused to step down from the race despite being summoned by magistrates to face charges for an alleged fake jobs scheme. "I will not withdraw," the Republicains candidate said

"Beauty And The Beast" - UK Launch Event

Beauty and The Beast Has Disney’s First Gay Character

Spoiler alert: the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast will feature Disney's first-ever openly gay character. Director Bill Condon says the character LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will get an important subplot in the film that touches on sexuality

89th Annual Academy Awards - Show

What PwC’s Chairman Thought as He Watched the Oscars

PricewaterhouseCooper's Global Chairman watched the Oscars at home like millions of viewers, including the twist ending where the wrong Best Picture winner was announced. "At that point in time we knew we had a challenge," he said

Severe Weather

Three Dead After Tornadoes Touch Down in Central U.S.

Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas, killing at least three people, as a spring-like storm system posed a risk to 45 million people. Compact but strong storms known as supercells raked parts of the central U.S.

President Trump Delivers First Address To Joint Session Of Congress

Donald Trump Finally Sounded Like a President

In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Trump finally played the part, toning down his blustery rhetoric in favor of a more buttoned-down approach. But the themes that animated his campaign remained strong

Antarctica Hit a Record High Temperature

Antarctica's record high temperature registered at 63.5° F (17.5° C) at the Esperanza research base on the Antarctic Peninsula, according to a data review released by the World Meteorological Organization

China Steps Up Security Following Xinjiang Unrest

Uighur Militants Reportedly Threaten China in ISIS Video

A video reportedly released by the Islamic State features militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority threatening to return home to "shed blood like rivers," according to the SITE Intelligence Group. It appears to be the first direct threat against China by ISIS

North Carolina Clashes With U.S. Over New Public Restroom Law

Trump Keeps All-Gender Restroom in White House

The Trump Administration is maintaining a gender-neutral restroom at the White House, despite recently rolling back a key Obama-era policy designed to protect transgender youth. A White House official confirmed that the single-user restroom remains in place

U.K. Cabinet Ministers Attend The Weekly Cabinet Meeting

England Is Requiring All Students to Take Sex Ed

The British government announced that sex education will be compulsory for students at every English school starting in 2019. Additionally, every child will be taught about healthy relationships beginning at age 4, a government statement said

59th GRAMMY Awards

Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyoncé at Coachella

Coachella attendees are about to have a million reasons to just dance. Lady Gaga and the music festival tweeted the revised artist line-up, confirming she will indeed be stepping in for Beyoncé, who is currently pregnant with twins