Aircel network goes down in several places, people face issue with port out SMS amid reports of bankruptcy

Aircel users are facing network issues for the past few days in several areas across the country, including Tamil Nadu. It was down in Chennai since today morning. Users are also facing issues in sending port out SMS. People who tried contacting the customer care were unable to reach them since they were put on hold for long period. The company is replying to users via Twitter saying that network issues are due to some technical issue and will take some time to get rectified without specifyin...
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Snapchat gets new GIF stickers from GIPHY, discover screen tabs and more

Snapchat is now adding new GIF stickers from GIPHY, discover screen tabs and more. Stickers from GIPHY is something that Instagram has recently rolled out to its Stories feature. These stickers are present in the Sticker Picker along with the existing options from Snapchat. Snapchat is also adding tabs to both the Friends and the discover screens within the app. This will make it easier for users to view the Stories whenever they want and also letting you do things like viewing friends with a...
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Speedskating crowd offers moral support for South Korean bullying victim with tragic past

South Korean speedskater Noh Seon-Yeong, whose brother passed away at age 23, received support from the crowd after a bullying incident two days ago.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
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Turkey under Erdogan: Our academic colleague is on trial for signing a petition

Erdogan and his government are trying to ruin their critics. Perhaps this can happen in any democracy, as authoritarians rise and institutions fail.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update resumes with February security patch and bug fixes

Samsung recently canceled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android 8.0 Oreo update merely a week after the update was released citing the unexpected reboot issue. Now it looks like the update has finally resumed in Germany and just a matter of few days before it widely becomes available in the markets where the update had previously been released.  Just as it was reported, Samsung worked on a new version, probably one that doesn't cause the phone to reboot. The Oreo update for Galaxy S8 brings February ...
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Black Milk Gets Stuck In Social Media Trance In 'Laugh Now, Cry Later'

The video premiere from his forthcoming album, Fever, is a zombified wake-up call.(Image credit: YouTube/screenshot by NPR)
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Why more TV shows are looking to God for relatable, religious-themed comedy

Comedies including CBS' 'Living Biblically' and HBO's 'Crashing' address touchy subjects of faith and spirituality in surprising, accessible ways.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Toys R Us reportedly to close more stores

According to the Wall Street Journal, Toys R Us is closing 200 more stores. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.            [Author: Buzz60]
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More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world. Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening. "We have every reason to suspect that they were taken away by the attackers," said Aisha Yusuf Abdullahi, 16, who returned to her home in Yobe's commercial hub, Potiskum.
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The Parkland Students Talk Straight To America

Five students who survived the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday to discuss the social movement they are igniting around gun reform.
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Sufjan Stevens To Release Call Me By Your Name Songs On 10-Inch Vinyl For Record Store Day

Fans of Sufjan Stevens and the film Call Me By Your Name, rejoice: The three songs Stevens contributed to the critically acclaimed film -- including the Academy Award-nominated “Mystery of Love” -- will be released on 10-inch translucent vinyl for Record Store Day (4/21). The three-track Mystery Of Love project will be limited to 10,000 … More »
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Clarence Thomas should be removed from Supreme Court, accuser says

This week a New York magazine story by Jill Abramson, the former editor of The New York Times, laid out a case that Clarence Thomas lied during his confirmation hearing to the U.S. Supreme Court and asked whether it’s time “to talk seriously about impeachment.”
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Women's Figure Skating Comes Down To A Duel, As Russians Eye First Gold Medal

The three Americans in the field — Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, and Bradie Tennell — will have to turn in eye-popping performances today to reach the podium.(Image credit: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
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Do Not Let the Children Lead

Do Not Let the Children Lead U.S.A. –-( Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools.Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control “are proving how important it is to include young people's voices in political debate.”That was the asserti...
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Red Gerard takes flight — then comes back to the Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — For Red Gerard, “big air” has less to do with vaulting himself off the snowboarding jump, more to do with the journey he’s been on since he became an Olympic gold medalist. The surprise champion has logged some 18,000 airline miles on a post-victory tour that took him from Pyeongchang […]
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2018 Winter Olympics: Halfpipe wins rave reviews from skiers and snowboarders

Freedom to be creative comes from a halfpipe that’s about 660 feet long, which is about 50 to 100 feet longer than a typical halfpipe.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
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Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terror-Finance List

"Our efforts paid" off, says Pakistan's foreign minister, claiming a global task force failed to reach consensus on punishing the country.(Image credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
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School shooting plot suspect kept journal of plans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teenager accused of planning “to shoot up” his former high school had written in a diary he titled “Journal of an active shooter” that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could. Eighteen-year-old Jack Sawyer had recently left a Maine treatment center for troubled teens. Police […]
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From Bellingham to Tallahassee Students 'Walk Out' Demanding Gun Reform

Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles. (Image credit: Mikaela Lefrak/WAMU)
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Like the U.S., Switzerland loves its guns. But mass shootings are rare.

The Swiss are heavily armed and trained to shoot but mass shootings is extremely rare, unlike in the United States.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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Texas school district threatens to suspend students who take part in gun control walkouts

"Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence," the district's superintendent said in a statement.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor gets emotional discussing loss of teammate Steven Holcomb

Meyers Taylor says she went to Holcomb for everything and she lost joy in sliding after his death.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
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5 things you need to know Thursday

The biggest news to start your day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

The Conservative Political Action Committee begins its annual meeting Thursday. David Greene talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which runs the event, about Trump's impact.
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Mariners catcher Mike Zunino grows into major role with team

Catcher Mike Zunino looks to build off his best season as a Seattle Mariner            [Author: AP]
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Tiger Woods opens with even-par 70 at Honda Classic

Woods avoided trouble most of the day at a difficult course on a windy day.            [Author: Golfweek]
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Readers on the America's Harvest Box plan: Rethink food stamps and the recipients

From a food stamps recipient from Illinois to a man from Ohio who thinks the box plan is a good idea, our readers share their thoughts on government assistance.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Florida shooting survivors taunted by right-wing commentators and conspiracy theorists

Students who survived the Florida school shooting have been mocked and targeted by conspiracy theorists who claimed they were “crisis actors” only pretending to have been caught up in the violence. Conspiracy claims have spread across Facebook and Twitter in the week since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, while commentators have cracked jokes and claimed students were being “used” by anti-Trump media. An aide to a Florida politician was sacked for sugg...
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Vermont proves to be perfect environment to nurture Winter Olympians

United States has 244 athletes in Winter Olympics, and 16 come from tiny Vermont.            [Author: USA TODAY NETWORK -- Tennessee]
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Oasis' Liam Gallagher grilled by school kids, calls his brother Noel 'naughty'

A room full of young children got the opportunity to ask former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher nearly anything they wanted. They quizzed him with questions like, "What's your favorite Disney movie?" (Finding Nemo) and "What instruments do you play?"(none). When one boy called him "naughty," Liam wasted no time bringing up his estranged brother Noel, calling him "naughty." It just got more beautifully awkward from there when one rosy-cheeked boy asked the hard-hitting question on everyo...
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