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To put that into perspective, the odds of being struck by lightning in the USA are one in 700,000. With a $ 700 million Powerball jackpot on the line, millions of people will be trying to pick the winning combination. For the current jackpot, the cash prize would be $443.3 million. "You have to pay luxury tax on those". In addition to state and local taxes , which vary widely, the federal government takes a 25 percent bite of the winnings - 30 percent if the victor is foreign.
  • Cumbria's freak weather blamed on Hurricane Gert

    Cumbria's freak weather blamed on Hurricane Gert

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    Monday could be the hottest day of the year if temperatures hit 26C or 27C on Monday, Met Office said. Westmeath has been included in the very latest Status Yellow rainfall warning resulting from the expected arrival of the downgraded Hurricane Gert.
  • Kansas State ranked 20th in AP preseason poll

    Kansas State ranked 20th in AP preseason poll

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    The No. 3 national ranking is the highest for Florida State since starting first in 2014 following a national championship campaign. So, while the Buckeyes came in ahead of the Seminoles in the top 25, FSU actually received more first-place votes.
  • Iraqi forces recapture 3 IS-held villages in Tel Afar

    Iraqi forces recapture 3 IS-held villages in Tel Afar

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    According to refugees' testimonies, the ISIS fighters are exhausted, and use tunnel networks to move around the city during the air strikes. It began a week ago, with intensified air strikes on weapons depots and command centers in Tal Afar, while ground forces were slowly tightening the grip around the city by retaking the villages surrounding it.
  • Time's up: Big Ben silenced for 4 years as renovations start

    Time's up: Big Ben silenced for 4 years as renovations start

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    The midday bongs were the last regular chimes from the famous bell, one of the world's most famous clock towers of the 19th century, until the repairs to its tower are complete. "If we have to miss Big Ben in reality for a while so the work can be done, well, it's something we have to go through", he told LBC Radio. Big Ben would still chime each November, they said, to remember those who served in World War I, and would also continue to ring in the new year.
  • Trump to hold televised address on Afghanistan War Monday night

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    Meanwhile the White House said that President Trump will announce a "path forward" on military strategy in Afghanistan on Monday. President Donald Trump Monday will announce a new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan, where USA troops have been fighting for 16 years, and other parts of South Asia, the White House said Sunday.
  • In the United States died a famous comedian

    In the United States died a famous comedian

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    Same with Pearl Bailey and some of the other comedians. The humorist additionally distributed a 1973 book, Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature; established Health Enterprises, which showcased weight reduction items; and presented the Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet Drink Mix.
  • Marist Poll: Three Key States 'Embarrassed,' Turn on Trump

    Marist Poll: Three Key States 'Embarrassed,' Turn on Trump

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    They surveyed 795 voters in MI, 773 voters in Pennsylvania and 801 voters in Wisconsin . President Donald Trump's support has dropped below 40% in several key states that helped him win the 2016 election. The polls were conducted August 13-17 and some cautioned that the extent of the president's unpopularity could be exaggerated due to his much-criticized response to the violence that descended on Charlottesville on August 12.
  • Bihar flood: Death toll mounts to 153

    Bihar flood: Death toll mounts to 153

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    And it is not over yet. Amrit said that 3.59 lakh people have been rescued to safer places. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 68,014 people were lodged in 328 relief camps as on Friday. In the indian State of Bihar (east), 53 bodies have been discovered so that the water level just begins to drop, said Anirudh Kumar, an official of the emergency services of the State.
  • Powerball jackpot jumps to $650M after no victor in Saturday's drawing

    Powerball jackpot jumps to $650M after no victor in Saturday's drawing

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    Yet again, there were no winning tickets for the latest Powerball drawing Saturday night. The drawing for Saturday, August 19, 2017, was for $ 535 million . Powerball's record jackpot is $1.586 billion, won by a Tennessee family in Munford and winners in Florida and California in January 2016. The game is played i 44 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S.
  • Taking down Confederate memorials is 'changing history'

    Taking down Confederate memorials is 'changing history'

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    But we have to be able to have that conversation without all of the hatred and the violence. It's pathetic that the president of the United States can't distinguish between Washington and Jefferson on one hand and Lee, Jackson and also Jefferson Davis on the other.
  • Brandis gets standing ovation after attacking Hanson's burqa

    Brandis gets standing ovation after attacking Hanson's burqa

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    In rebuking her, Brandis said security agencies relied on close cooperation with Muslim Australians to minimise the risks of attack, a message the prime minister echoed on Friday morning. Attorney General George Brandis said he had not read the report. One Twitter user, apparently a Melbourne-based, hijab-wearing Muslim woman, condemned Hanson's act.
  • SC asks Karti to appear before CBI on August 23

    SC asks Karti to appear before CBI on August 23

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    The bench of CJI J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud enquired Karthi however he said that he was innocent.Karthi Chidambaram can take his lawyer along with him for the CBI enquiry announced Supreme Court. Karti has accused the CBI of hatching a conspiracy against him, citing frustration arising out of their inability to prove anything against them, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.
  • Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derails in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar ,20 injured

    Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derails in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar ,20 injured

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    ATS team led by DSP Anup Singh has been dispatched to the accident spot. The helpline numbers are 0131-2436918, 0131-2436103, 0131-2436564. The rescue operations are under way. "I will go to the derailment site". Sources said that as many as 86 Odia passengers were there in the train. As per reports, 20 people have been killed with more than 50 injured and many others still missing.