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Some Utility Rates Could Go Down After US Corporate Tax Cuts

[ad_1] OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent. The tax overhaul that went into effect Jan. 1 lowers the highest corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Now, regulators and consumer groups such as AARP are demanding that the rates consumers pay be rolled back. Utilities are allowed to incorporate federal income tax obligations into the rates they charge...

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10 Painfully Awkward Moments All Of Us Can Relate To

[ad_1] Today marks Issa Rae‘s 33rd rotation around the sun:   And what better way to honor the original awkward Black girl’s birthday than by sharing some awkward moments that we all can relate to. Like that awkward greeting moment when you don’t know if the situation requires a handshake or hug. So awkward when you meet someone and they go to shake your hand and you go to hug them so they kind of punch you in the chest — Brighton Girl (@BtonGirlProbs) November 2, 2017 Hit the flip for more unpleasant moments that we all have gone through once — or twice, or...

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Trevor Noah Shut’s Down Trump For Racist Immigration Comment

[ad_1] At the top on Thursday night’s “The Daily Show,” funnyman/host Trevor Noah – who just happens to be from an African “shithole” country – told the audience that he had planned to begin the show by speaking on how South Korea’s president credited President Donald Trump’s rhetoric with getting North Korea to the negotiating table. “I was going to be, like, ‘Wow, Donald Trump, maybe you did something right’,” Noah said. But, the comedian, who was born and raised in South Africa, pointed out that Trump’s racist comments about the U.S. letting in immigrants from “shithole countries” including Haiti and those...

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Mary J. Blige Breaks Down While Receiving Hollywood Star

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige spent her birthday on Thursday basking in the adulation of family, friends, and colleagues while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…finally. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” Blige told the crowd. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.” The dedication on Thursday, January 11 followed speeches from record producer Andre Harrell and former mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs. Both praised Blige for her talent and strength. The Grammy Award-winning artist...

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Did Issa Rae Turn Drake Down At Golden Globes After Party?

[ad_1] Rumors are going around that Insecure star and HBO writer Issa Rae turned Drake down at the Golden Globes after party. Hot New Hip Hop reports that Rae spoke out on the matter but didn’t give a specific answer to the question. Some background information to know about Rae is that she is a huge Drake fan. She’s so much of a fan that she puts the rapper’s lyrics into every episode of Insecure as sort of an easter egg for fans to listen for. She told Hot New Hip Hop doing, “that was a personal thing for me, but that’s not something that we bang you over...

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‘Racist?’ Newsrooms covering Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment debate how to discuss

[ad_1] President Trump's vulgar remarks about immigrants forced newsrooms to decide whether to bleep the most powerful man in America. More importantly, the story also sparked conversations about the president's racist track record. Journalists have covered other racial remarks and controversies in Trump's past. But this time felt different -- maybe because Trump's comments were so brazen, maybe because it happened in the Oval Office, maybe because many news outlets were quickly able to confirm the Washington Post's story. On Thursday...

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Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o Among SAG Awards’ First Female Presenters

[ad_1] Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Dakota Fanning and Kelly Marie Tran was announced Thursday as part of a historic all-female lineup of presenters at the 24th annual SAG Awards ceremony on Jan. 21. Traditionally, SAG pairs a man and woman to present each category’s winner, but producers revealed last month that the ceremony’s 13 acting awards will be presented by women, along with the two stunt categories, which are handed out before the televised ceremony. The girl-power move is designed as a response to the myriad of sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood. “Beginning with the Women’s March in January, it’s been...

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Trump (Sort Of) Denies Vulgar Comments About Immigrants

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday denied using certain “language” as fury spread over his comments about immigration during a private meeting with lawmakers. But neither he nor the White House denied the most controversial of his comments: using the word “shithole” to describe countries in Africa and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. During an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. “The...

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President Trump cancels London visit over ‘bad’ embassy deal

[ad_1] The trip, which would have been Trump's first to the UK as president, had not been officially announced but was expected next month.In the tweet, Trump blames his predecessor, former president Barack Obama, for the decision to sell the existing embassy, which he describes as "the best located and finest" in the city, for "'peanuts.'" "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts,' only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2...

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Trump Allegedly Refers To Haiti As ‘Sh**hole Country

[ad_1] Source: Bloomberg / Getty Weeks after he accused all Haitian immigrants of “having AIDS,” President Trump is now being accused of saying that the same population  comes from a “sh%^hole country.” According to the New York Times, on Thursday in a meeting in Norway about his proposed immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, #45 asked why should he accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. When asked why he would leave Haitians out his plan, he allegedly said, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” These alleged remarks left...

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