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Clint Watts, a counter-terrorism expert who gave compelling testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he’s unsure of where President Donald Trump’s loyal
Conrad Mwanawashe in Livingstone, ZAMBIA THE development of the Batoka Gorge Hydro-Electric Scheme has received stimulus with international financial institutions and private investors agreeing to fin
Business Reporter The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has appointed Metbank Limited as its financial advisor on its $8 million silo facility meant to fund the rehabilitation and repair of
Isdore Guvamombe Tourism Matrix The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the four major pillars of the country’s economy. Day in and day out many stories have been written about our hodgepodge t
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Cresta Hotels has embarked on multi-million dollar refurbishment of its establishments in Zimbabwe as it seeks to keep in line with international trends and position itself for a boom in the tourism s
The water year is now upon us, it is imperative that the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) reiterates that there would be no water for those raw water users who do not hold water abstraction a
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The movie filmed at Jackson Prep will debut exclusively on iTunes April 2 and in select theaters April 7.              
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday he hopes to start the 90-day countdown clock to launch a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement before Congress takes its spring
Many times, Hollywood's take on a financial crisis is to blame the bad guys wearing the expensive suits.        
A day after two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were sentenced to prison in the “Bridgegate” scandal, a state lawmaker who helped uncover the scheme to cause massive tr
A mayoral candidate in Pearl who turned himself in last week on charges that he shot his neighbor's dog now says the dog died of the canine disease distemper.            &nb
The executive at the center of an intellectual property fight between Waymo and Uber is exercising his right to avoid self-incrimination in the dispute.
Seven cool Jeep concepts were rolled out ahead of the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.        
A warmer-than-normal February and a strong stock market is helping to inspire Americans to start house hunting early. Rising prices for homes have also pressured some to make fast offers out of fear
Senate Democrats have floated the idea of filibustering President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch. On Thursday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) announced that he in
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The television producer helped raise millions of dollars in a national campaign against breast cancer after learning she had the disease.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Dandelion has gone to seed. Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday — National Crayon Day. The co
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President Donald Trump is willing to make a deal with Democrats now that he’s lost big-league on Trumpcare. That news reportedly infuriated Speaker Paul Ryan. However, MSNBC’s Joe Scarboro
Nevada officials are sounding the alarm that a proposed airline passenger fee increase and program cuts in the proposed federal budget could impact screening at McCarran International Airport and
LAS VEGAS - Amazon Studios might have a streaming component, but executives say the company is fully committed to the theatrical experience. The young studio in its second year at CinemaCon, an annua
(Reuters) - The steep drop in Lululemon Athletica's stock price, following a sales warning that resulted from poor color choices in the company's spring collection, turns the spotlight on slowing gro
It was an experiment that apparently went wrong leading to a federal lawsuit against the Hinds County School District.              
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — You can still buy Russian vodka at New Hampshire liquor stores. Legislators have defeated a bill that suggested suspending or banning Russian vodka in response to Russian interfe
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