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Administration Accelerating Israeli Embassy Move

The Trump administration is accelerating efforts to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and has decided to retrofit an existing property to accommodate the new mission that will open next year, U.S. officials said. Source:: World News

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Bannon tells Congress he called Trump Tower meeting ‘unpatriotic’: Sources

By Louis Milman Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told congressional investigators that the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton was “unpatriotic,” a private acknowledgement of comments he’s tried to publicly distance himself from, according to sources familiar with his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee earlier this week. Bannon, according to Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, said the meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort …

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House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

By Louis Milman Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House a cleared a must-pass bill Thursday night to fund the government through Feb. 16, sending the measure to the Senate as lawmakers scramble to avoid a government shutdown amid a fight over the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. The measure passed by a 230-197 vote, with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats in voting against the measure. Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus largely backed the measure, after spending much of the day in negotiations with the White House and GOP leaders over concerns about military …

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Joe Perry’s L.A.-area album-release show featured surprise appearances by Slash, Johnny Depp

By Music News Group Credit: Alex HugganJoe Perry‘s new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, gets released Friday. Perry celebrated the album’s arrival with a star-studded concert this past Tuesday at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, that included unannounced appearances from Slash and Johnny Depp. At different points in the show, Perry was joined by the guest vocalists who contributed to Sweetzerland Manifesto — British blues-rock veteran Terry Reid, David Johansen and Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander. Joe’s backing group for the evening included Stone Temple Pilots‘ Dean and Robert DeLeo on guitar and bass, respectively, and Extreme singer Gary Cherone, …

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Watch the trailer for 50 Cent’s new dramatic series, “The Oath”

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Billy Joel schedules 100th lifetime performance at Madison Square Garden

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From Tootsie’s to the Ryman, Chris Janson is grateful to be a sell-out

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USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch training facility

By Louis Milman Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Hilton(NEW YORK) — USA Gymnastics on Thursday announced that it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, the training ground for the country’s elite gymnasts and one of the sites where former team doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted gymnasts. “It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December,” said Kerry Perry. “Our most important priority is our athletes, and their training environment must reflect this.” “We have cancelled next week’s training camp for the U.S. women’s national team,” Perry added. “We are …

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Trump Angry at His Chief of Staff Over Comment President ‘Not Fully Informed’ on Border Wall Issue

President Trump vented frustration at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, upset about how Mr. Kelly described his immigration views in a Fox News interview and how he presented them to members of Congress earlier in the day, according to a person familiar with the matter. Source:: World News

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Migos, Cardi B, Miguel and more to perform at sixth annual Broccoli City Festival

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Watch Krist Novoselic in a clip from the final season of “Portlandia”

By Music News Group ABC RadioThe final season of the sketch show Portlandia — created by and starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinnney guitarist Carrie Brownstein — premieres tonight. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is one of the season’s many guest stars, and you can watch a clip from his episode now on YouTube. In the sketch, Armisen plays an aging punk who wants to reunite his old hardcore band Riot Spray, made up of Novoselic, former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. But when they get back together, Armisen’s character soon …

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Tool’s new album is “coming together really well,” says drummer

By Music News Group Martin Philbey/RedfernsTool drummer Danny Carey has offered another update on the band’s long-awaited new album, the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. Speaking to the Irish site Overdrive, he says that the album is “all coming together really well.” “We’ll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully, we’ll have the album out before that,” Carey says, before adding that it’s “wishful thinking at this point” “I actually think I said that this time last year,” he laughs. As Carey alludes to, we’ve certainly been down this hopeful …

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Katy Perry says social media’s responsible for “the decline of civilization”

By Music News Group ABC/Image Group LAConsidering she’s the most popular person on Twitter, with 108 million followers and counting, it’s ironic that Katy Perry thinks social media is a bad thing. But as she tells Refinery29, she kinda wishes it didn’t exist. “A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the ‘like,'” Katy explains. “It’s hard because I’d rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain way or go to an event to get a picture — it’s not good for us …

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Republicans Probe Role Ex-British Spy’s Research Played in Monitoring of Trump Associate

Congress is probing the Obama administration’s decision to use research by an ex-British spy to justify, in part, surveillance of an associate of​ Donald Trump, as Republican scrutiny rises of law-enforcement actions during 2016 presidential campaign. Source:: World News

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Data Case in U.S. Sparks Concern in Europe

European lawmakers and companies worry that a lawsuit the U.S. government has brought to the Supreme Court could clash with European Union law, trapping tech companies between complying with U.S. data requests and strict EU data-privacy rules. Source:: World News

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