Bands You (May) Never Heard Of: Nightwish

Finnish symphonic metal band has been around since 1997, the band has undergone several changes in their line-up and are currently consisting of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboard), Kai Hahto (drums), Marco Hietala (bass, guitar, vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitar), Troy Donockley (Uillean pipes, guitar, recorder, vocals) and Floor Jansen (lead vocalist).

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    ‘No One’ at the State Department Believed Trump Ukraine Theory: Taylor
    Top State Department official George Kent (left) and acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor are sworn in to testify during the first public Trump impeachment hearing on Wednesday.

    ‘No One’ at the State Department Believed Trump Ukraine Theory: Taylor

    "Ukraine's security is important to our security and the reason I believe that is that Ukraine is on the front line." He explained that Russia is waging "a hybrid war against Ukraine, but it's not just about Ukraine, they are fighting a hybrid war against Europe and against the United States."

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    Floods Put Mississippi Capital In ‘Precarious Situation’

    While the focus now is on the Jackson area, the heavy rains and flooding has affected a much larger swathe of the state. State emergency management officials said Sunday that they had received preliminary damage reports from 11 counties connected with the severe weather that hit the state starting on Feb. 10.

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    Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell Admits There Are 395 House Bills Sitting in the Senate: ‘We’re Not Going to Pass Those’
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell Admits There Are 395 House Bills Sitting in the Senate: ‘We’re Not Going to Pass Those’

    On Fox News Friday, anchor Bret Baier asked McConnell if Democrats' statements about those bills were true and whether they could move forward. McConnell confirmed that it was the case, but also said that proposed legislation would be rejected.

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    Warmest January on Record Globally

    What’s more impressive than the margin of warmth itself is that it occurred without any assistance from an official El Niño event. El Niño tends to produce warmer global temperatures, as the warm sea-surface temperatures slathered across the central and eastern tropical Pacific transfer ocean-stored heat into the atmosphere.

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    Thousands gather for Women’s March rallies across the US

    In Manhattan on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered as part of a “Rise and Roar” rally at separate events in Foley Square and Columbus Circle. “Today, we will be the change that is needed in this world! Today, we rise into our power!” activist Donna Hylton told a cheering crowd in Foley Square.

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    NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media
    DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media

    I tried to capture some of the speech’s disconcerting oddness in my write-up of the event. In many ways, the remarks the president made were typical of him. And that provides the media with a challenge: Describing Trump as he really is can make it seem as if a report is “anti-Trump” and that the reporter is trying to make the president look foolish. But for media outlets that view themselves as above taking sides, attempts to provide a sober, “balanced” look at presidential speeches often end up normalizing things that are decidedly not normal.

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    One of world’s largest fish just went extinct

    China isn't the only nation at risk of losing its biodiversity. An explosive United Nations report released this past May found that up to a million species are at risk of extinction because of human activities. About 66% of the global marine environment has been significantly altered by humans, and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened, the report said.

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