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The odds of you winning are slim, to say the least-1 in 292.2 million. Sales since the jackpot was last hit on November 4 have totaled more than $41.3 million. he odds of you winning are slim, to say the least-1 in 292.2 million. Sales since the jackpot was last hit on November 4 have totaled more than $41.3 million.
  • David Bowie dies, aged 69, following cancer battle

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    Bowie's son, film director Duncan Jones, also later confirmed the news on Twitter. I'll be offline for a while. However, Blackstar , the dark title song of his new album, and accompanying video clip, show Bowie as moved as ever. As one would expect, David Bowie did not rest on his laurels as his disease advanced and the handwriting was on the wall. In a 2002 interview with CBS News, he explained how he decided to make a career out of music.
  • Singer David Bowie Dies of Cancer, Aged 69

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    No more details were provided. "I'm dying to push their backs against the grain and fool them all again and again", he sings on Dollar Days . His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world...
  • North Korea threatens US with nuclear weapon

    North Korea threatens US with nuclear weapon

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    During a congratulatory visit to the Ministry, according to a Jan. 10 report by the Rodong Sinmun , Kim described the test (which the North claims was of a hydrogen bomb) as a "self-defense measure". Officials added that North Korea's speakers have low output, which leads them to believe that the goal is to merely prevent the South's broadcasts from being heard.
  • China Claims Sovereignty Over South China Sea Island

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    The US says China's actions pose a threat to freedom of navigation in the region and denies Beijing's sovereignty over the islands. With the Chinese Communist Party also potentially holding some sway over new Vietnamese leaders to be chosen in January, Hanoi is being forced to take a carrot-and-stick approach.
  • 'El Chapo' Drug Kingpin Arrest Tied to Actor Sean Penn

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    Penn spoke with Guzman, known as "El Chapon" for seven hours in October while he was on the run from the authorities, and had follow-up interviews by phone and video, the Rolling Stone said . But unlike bin Laden, who had posed the ludicrous premise that a country's entire population is defined by - and therefore complicit in - its leadership's policies, with the world's most wanted drug lord, are we, the American public, not indeed complicit in what we demonize? The decision was in line ...
  • Rockstar David Bowie Passed Away At 69

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    Over their almost five decades of friendship, Visconti produced everything from Berlin-era Bowie releases Low and " Heroes " to his two most recent LPs following a lengthy hiatus, 2013's The Next Day and this year's Blackstar. The iconic rocker garnered his fame in the United States in 1975 with the single Fame off the Top 10 album Young Americans , whose title track was co-written by Bowie and John Lennon .
  • More armed men visit Oregon refuge standoff, then leave

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    Joseph Rice, a spokesman for the network, told reporters that his group presented occupation leader Bundy and other protesters with "articles of resolution". "He said gracefully that he would give us free passage out of the county, and free passage out of the state if we would leave", Bundy said. But Ward says the community wants him to go.
  • Partner of murdered Sian Blake arrested in Ghana

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    The BBC and others reported, without citing sources, that Blake's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, was detained in Ghana. An Interpol spokesman in Ghana said Simpson-Kent was driven to Accra from the port city of Takoradi. Arthur Simpson-Kent has been the subject of a worldwide manhunt after the bodies of Sian and her two sons were found buried in their back garden earlier this week.
  • Merkel Calls for Tougher Migrant Laws

    Merkel Calls for Tougher Migrant Laws

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    In response to the assaults, Merkel said her Christian Democratic Union party on Saturday had approved a proposal seeking stricter laws regulating asylum seekers. It was unclear how numerous suspects were veteran migrants or belonged to a scene of drug dealers and pickpockets known to lurk around the railway station, and how many were newly-arrived asylum seekers.
  • China's Stock Market Crash Indicates Difficulties in Reforms - Moody's

    China's Stock Market Crash Indicates Difficulties in Reforms - Moody's

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    The tumble in global equities began Monday in China after a weakening yuan sent stocks there down 7 percent to trip new circuit breakers that shut markets midday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6 percent and South Korea's Kospi added 0.7 percent. India's Sensex added 0.6 percent to 25,009.80 and Taiwan and Singapore also advanced.
  • Read Sean Penn's Crazy Account of His Secret Interview with El Chapo

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    On Sunday, agents formally notified Guzman that he was wanted in the United States. Unnamed Mexican officials say Penn's secret meeting helped lead them to the boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel. The interview came about after Guzman became interested in making a movie of his life when he was inundated with requests from United States movie studios, the film star said.
  • No Powerball victor, jackpot may grow to $1.3 billion

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    One ticket sold in northeast Kansas, matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win $50,000. "The record breaking Powerball jackpot is an historic event that will be prominent in the public's recollection of how 2016 began".  Powerball increased the number of white balls from 59 to 69 and decreased the number of red balls from 35 to 26.
  • Bengals have no plans to fire head coach Marvin Lewis

    Bengals have no plans to fire head coach Marvin Lewis

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    The Chiefs also could be without their top receiver following a 30-0 win at Houston. NFL.com's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport  reported Sunday  that Roethlisberger is set to undergo an MRI to determine the exact nature of the injury, but the belief is that Roethlisberger sprained his AC joint.
  • Cruz, Trump up in Iowa, but talk of 'takedown' effort fades

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    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidates at the time, sponsored a  resolution  firmly stating that McCain met the Constitution's requirement that presidents are "natural-born" citizens. Supporters and spectators waited outside of the Bridge View Center here in  Ottumwa  - a small town in southern Iowa - where a harsh cold wind blew as they waited for a chance to hear one of Trump's notoriously raucous speeches.
  • No Powerball jackpot victor, grand prize tops $1B

    No Powerball jackpot victor, grand prize tops $1B

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    Texas state lottery spokeswoman Kelly Cripe said it was too early to know if any winning tickets were sold. It is likely you have been living under a rock if you have not heard the news about the  Powerball Lottery:  the  jackpot  now sits at $1.3 billion.
  • Sean Penn interviewed world's most wanted drug lord 'El Chapo'

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    Now, a Mexican official has revealed that it was the Penn  interview  that led the authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. The writer  is  Sean Penn , and his subject is as unlikely as he is sought-after: Joaquin Guzman-known equally as  El Chapo ,  Mexico's  top drug kingpin, prison escapee extraordinaire-who was just recaptured Friday.
  • El Chapo's meeting with Sean Penn leads to his arrest

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    Now a Mexican official has revealed that it was the Penn interview that led the authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. "He is interested in the movie business and how it works", Penn wrote. He was arrested in a military raid on Friday, after spending six months on the run in Los Mochis, a coastal city in his native state of Sinaloa. El Chapo, who was one of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, escaped from prison via an elaborate tunnel dug in the showers ...
  • Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion

    Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion

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    The jackpot has been steadily climbing since it first started at $40 million in November. Those were the winning numbers in Saturday night's Powerball drawing , which carried the largest-ever USA lottery jackpot by far, at $949.8 million.
  • Saudi, Iran feud could spell trouble for food companies

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    Abbas al-Tamimi, an Asaib leader at a small protest in the southern city of Basra, said a bigger response to Nimr's death was coming. Prime Minister Sharif called for resolving differences through peaceful means in the larger interest of the Muslim unity; an action that coincides with the diplomatic approach Saudi Arabia has been adopting since the moment of the attack on its embassy.
  • Steelers take late win against ill-disciplined Bengals

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    Porter was confronted by Cincinnati's Adam Jones and the officials ended up flagging Jones for a penalty that advanced the Steelers into field goal range. Marvin Lewis has now finished 12 seasons as Bengals head coach and has as many playoff wins as this writer. At all times, our team as a unit, everyone has got to understand the discipline of winning the football game, and that's more important than anything else.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel Proposes Tougher Migrant Laws Following Attacks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Proposes Tougher Migrant Laws Following Attacks

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    Police said around 1,700 people attended the rally organized by the far-right anti-Islam PEGIDA movement, which has seized on the alleged involvement of migrants in the Cologne attacks as proof Merkel's policy is flawed. Police confirmed about 40 percent of the cases related to sexual assault. The attacks, mostly targeting women and ranging from theft to sexual molestation, have prompted a highly charged debate in Germany about its open-door policy to migrants and refugees, more than a million ...
  • Mexican drug lord's meeting with Sean Penn led to his recapture

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    Mexican government sources said on Saturday that authorities knew of the planned meeting so were able to track Penn's movements and locate El Chapo, helping them in his eventual capture. His escape prompted a global manhunt, which ended this week when he was recaptured on Friday. The Mexican attorney general's office says it will begin the process of extraditing Guzman to the US.
  • No Powerball Winner; Jackpot Grows To $1.3 Billion

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    Drawings for the Powerball jackpot began on November 7, and despite a new series of numbers announced every Wednesday and Saturday since, no victor has been declared. The Powerball jackpot has increased to $900 million just hours before the drawing. In this photo made with a fisheye lens a clerk hands a patron his $10 worth of chances for the upcoming Powerball drawing on Saturday, Jan.
  • Steelers triumph over Bengals

    Steelers triumph over Bengals

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    The Bengals looked to beat their bitter rivals when they roared back with 16 fourth-quarter points to erase a 15-0 deficit and then gained control of the ball with less than two minutes remaining following a Vontaze Burfict interception. The Steelers received the ball first and promptly went three-and-out. There is no way to know where he stands until the team gives us an update, and head coach Mike Tomlin had nothing immediately after the game.
  • No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Rises to $1.3 Billion

    No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Rises to $1.3 Billion

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    The current jackpot started out as $40m (£27.5m) in November, but has ballooned thanks to huge ticket sales as the potential reward grew. Americans with dreams of life-changing riches flocked Saturday to buy lottery tickets and a chance at winning the record $948.9 million jackpot, the largest in U.S. history,  AFP  reported.
  • Powerball Jackpot Grows To Record $1.3 Billion

    Powerball Jackpot Grows To Record $1.3 Billion

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    Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico all getting into the mix. Texas lottery officials say Wednesday's jackpot will be a record. Players in CT and Texas won $2 million each, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. It hit $ 700 million on Thursday after nobody won on Wednesday night - the 18th drawing without a victor. The cash option could also rise above $1 billion in the next drawing.
  • Record Powerball Numbers Drawn

    Record Powerball Numbers Drawn

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    If you were to take home the projected $1.3  billion  prize on Wednesday night, you still wouldn't make it on FORBES list of the "400 Richest People in America". The Powerball jackpot has reached a colossal status, ballooning to over a  billion  dollars. The Powerball is set to be drawn again Saturday night at 10:59 p.m.