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National champion Clemson heading to White House

Clemson’s national championship football team will continue its victory tour on Monday, when it visits President Donald Trump in the White House. Jan 8, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; Detailed view of the College Football Playoff national champion trophy won by Clemson Tigers during a press conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Trump made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. “I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at…

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Meghan made patron of National Theatre

Image copyright Reuters The Duchess of Sussex has been made patron of the National Theatre as well as three other organisations. Meghan’s first sole royal patronages will champion education, women’s employment and animal welfare. She has taken on honorary roles with Mayhew, Smart Works, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Kensington Palace said. A royal patronage can help promote the profile of good causes on to the national stage. The Duchess has already met with women who have benefited from Smart Works, a charity which helps long-term unemployed and vulnerable…

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Can Trump declare a national emergency to build a wall?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive questions about Trump’s border wall Donald Trump has warned that he could declare a “national emergency” on the US-Mexico border, where a row over the funding for his proposed wall has triggered a US government shutdown. Tapping into emergency presidential powers could enable Mr Trump to bypass Congress and access the money and resources needed to complete the project. But what are these emergency powers, and is using them that simple? What exactly is a state of emergency? A state of…

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Ant and Dec shortlisted for National Television Awards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ant and Dec, Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at the 2018 NTAs Ant and Dec have won the TV presenter category at the National Television Awards (NTAs) for the last 17 years, but can they do it again? That’s the question raised by the release of the shortlists for this year’s awards, to be broadcast live on ITV on 22 January. Ant’s only presenting gig alongside Dec last year was on Saturday Night Takeaway. After his arrest for drink-driving, he stepped back from presenting…

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Morocco tourist murders: Swiss-Spanish national arrested

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Morrocans have held vigils for the two murdered Scandinavian women A dual Swiss-Spanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists. The man, who has not been named, was detained in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans “to carry out terrorist plots”, a statement said. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were murdered in December. Their bodies were found in the High Atlas mountains near a tourist spot. Norwegian…

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National archives: When Margaret Thatcher met Gazza

Image copyright PA Margaret Thatcher praised England’s 1990 World Cup football squad for not diving when she met them after the tournament, released files show. The then PM invited the players to No 10 after they reached the semi-finals, losing on penalties to West Germany. And she praised them for not resorting to play-acting, saying: “Unlike other teams, our players did not immediately seek the Oscar for best actor.” The comment was revealed in a speech note released by the National Archives. The team’s visit to Downing Street came after…

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SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File Photo (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million…

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SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File Photo (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million…

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SpaceX to retry launch in first U.S. national security space mission

(Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is scheduled on Saturday to launch a long-delayed U.S. military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS…

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SpaceX to retry launch in first U.S. national security space mission

(Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is scheduled on Saturday to launch a long-delayed U.S. military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS…

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