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McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

He continued: "I'm focused on making sure we get to a mark-up on the Judiciary Committee next Thursday and that we're in a place for it to get passed the Judiciary Committee". Tillis argues that the bill would not only be beneficial for Republicans, who Democrats are painting as unwilling to uphold the rule of law and help protect Mueller from the wrath of the president, but would help future presidents protections who were under investigation. Read More »

Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer music prize for 'DAMN.'

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The Pulitzers are best known for the journalism categories, and this year the top awards in that area went to investigations of sexual misconduct that sparked the #MeToo movement. Its final award was in the editorial cartooning for a series profiling a real-life family of refugees in the US. Last year , the East Bay Times won the award for its coverage of the deadly Ghost Ship fire at an Oakland warehouse. Read More »

Police offer support to referee Oliver and warn trolls

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Lucy Oliver seems to have borne the brunt of the abuse, with her Twitter account bombarded by obscene message, prompting Northumbria police to tell BBC Sport: "We are aware of threatening messages being posted on social media". Current Preident of the referees association Marcello Nicchi has criticised Juventus veteran goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon for his comments on English referee Michael Oliver following Juventus' knockout in the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Real ... Read More »

How Analysts Rated Playtech plc (LON:PTEC) Last Week?

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State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 22,400 shs. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 556,195 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Origin Asset Llp owns 10,267 shs or 0.03% of their USA capital. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 390 ($4.87) target price on shares of BT Group plc and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. Read More »

Reports about resignations of BJP ministers totally baseless: BJP

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He said the cabinet reshuffle in the BJP became necessary when the PDP inducted Tassaduq Hussain Mufti and Javaid Mustafa Mir as cabinet ministers raising the strength of the party to 12, including Chief Minister, in the state cabinet. All ministers were asked to resign during a recent meeting in Jammu chaired by party general secretary Ram Madhav. Singh, the former forest minister, said the CM has failed to understand the popular sentiment and was yet to seek a CBI probe into the brutal ... Read More »

Iran, Turkey to Continue Close Cooperation on Syria

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The government says its security measures are necessary given the severity of the threats faced by Turkey , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, which shares a land border with Iraq and Syria. They were also joined by the United Kingdom and France. He stressed the importance of tripartite cooperation given the ongoing developments in the region and said the three countries should focus on efforts to reduce tensions in Syria and prevent Western interference. Read More »

Seven prison inmates killed, 17 injured in SC

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With 12 officers reportedly on duty at the time of the incident, Stirling says they were waiting to safely enter the prison with a large enough force. Most of the slain inmates were stabbed with homemade knives or slashed, while the remainder appeared to have been beaten, Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said. Read More »

Anti-pipeline leaders restate resistance to Trans Mountain pipeline project

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Kinder Morgan Canada said it had no comment on the bill, though company CEO Ian Anderson said in February that the company wouldn't look to shut off supplies along the pipeline because it was impractical and not commercially feasible. Dilbit spilled into Michigan's Kalamazoo River from an Enbridge pipeline in 2010 cost billions to clean up, with parts of the river closed for years afterwards. Read More »

Syria Airstrikes Reopen War Powers Discussion

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Eastern Daylight Time on April 13, 2018, at my direction, United States military forces, acting in concert with French and British military forces, struck Syrian military chemical weapons-related facilities. "It did", Grayson told show hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan when asked about the U.S. requiring Congress' input before opting to fire missiles. Read More »

Donald Trump reports 'high level' talks with North Korea

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President Donald Trump listens as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during their meeting at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. Abe spent considerable political capital pushing Japan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact advanced by the Obama administration, only to have Trump pull the US out of the deal in one of his first acts as president. Read More »

U.S. comments on Chinese currency are 'a bit chaotic': China

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The President took to twitter to accuse both China and Russian Federation for "playing the Currency Devaluation game" sending the greenback moderately softer on Monday. In a semiannual report titled "Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States" released Friday, the Treasury Department did not designate China as a currency manipulator, but put it as one of the six countries on a monitoring list. Read More »

Cabaero: Dissecting message of Mark Zuckerberg

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Baser said the company uses the data for three purposes: "providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services". Google has a proprietary analytics service and companies like Amazon , Twitter and Google also offer login features. One of the things Facebook CEO failed to address appropriately during questioning concerns the way Facebook tracks internet users , regardless of whether they have a ... Read More »

Guest view: On Tax Day, looking forward to new tax code

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This means the overwhelming majority of companies, big and small, did nothing to help workers out after the passage of this bill that is, according to the President, "growing paychecks all over the country". The measure significantly slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and offered a series of more modest, temporary individual tax cuts. Read More »

Central Park statue of doctor who experimented on slaves removed

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Marion Sims was removed from its pedestal bordering New York City's Central Park on Tuesday, after calls for its removal peaked in the summer of 2017. But the decision to erect the statue again instead of removing it entirely drew the ire of some activists. The commission's president, Signe Nielsen, wept on Monday when she called for the vote, The New York Times reported. Read More »

Exports to China up 18.3% in first two months

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Data released by the General Administration of Customs showed that the surplus with the U.S. jumped 19.4% to US$58 billion between January and March compared to the same period previous year. This comes amid rising trade tensions between the 2 countries. Trump is demanding Beijing take steps to narrow its trade deficit with the USA, which Washington says stood at a record $375.2 billion past year. Read More »

Heavy rains ease, rescue efforts improve after Hawaii storm

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Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross, said 40 residents had been at the shelter since Saturday, with another 21 arriving Sunday night. She said the water rushing around her house was so powerful her home began to move. At least two homes were destroyed, with dozens of others damaged from flooding. Read More »

Attorney general dismisses call for recusal

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The charity in question is called "The Mission" and was founded by Greitens in 2007. The General Assembly can impeach the governor and remove him from office for misconduct, corruption in office, incompetency or moral turpitude. Louis circuit attorney who launched the initial investigation in January was funded by progressive billionaire George Soros. "We will dispense with these false allegations". Read More »

SCOTUS strikes down part of mandatory deportation law

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In 2007 and 2009, he pleaded no contest to charges of residential burglary in California. Before holding a lawful permanent resident alien like James Dimaya subject to removal for having committed a crime, the Immigration and Nationality Act requires a judge to determine that the ordinary case of the alien's crime of conviction involves a substantial risk that physical force may be used. Read More »

IRS systems crash on tax day

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The IRS posted an erroneous outage notice on its direct pay page indicating a planned outage from April 17, 2018 - December 31, 9999. The IRS Direct Pay page allows filers to wire money from their checking or savings accounts to pay their tax bill at no cost. Read More »