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Could Jared Kushner Actually Lose His Security Clearance? We Asked the Experts

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The three lawmakers aren't alone in calling for a review of Kushner's access: 52 House Democrats last month flat-out demanded the White House strip his security clearance. Does Kushner have a security clearance already? Jared Kushner's position at the White House is secure, at least for now, a White House official indicated on Tuesday. Read More »

McCain's Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say

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Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, who challenged McCain in the 2016 primary, raised concerns about McCain's health past year - saying he had gotten "weak" and accused him of "falling down on the job". And while I'm confident that the Senator is getting some of the best care possible at the Mayo Clinic, the description of what was done makes it clear that this was far more than a case of someone stubbing their toe. Read More »

Indonesia bans Islamic organisation Hizbut Tahrir to protect Pancasila

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Legal expert Refly Harun said this was the first time that the Indonesian government had disbanded a group without following the usual legal process. Both the regulation and a ban on Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia are controversial amid concerns they are an unnecessary setback for democracy and could backfire on the President. Read More »

BBC reveals its top earners… but only a third are women

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Critics, however, say it is a bloated organisation that stifles commercial rivals, for example by providing free and extensive online news and information, making it harder for commercial groups to charge for their content. But he added: "Are we pushing further and faster than any other major broadcaster?" One BBC source told the Mirror that the revelations about pay "could cause carnage among the BBC's staff, with everyone knowing what everyone else earns". Read More »

Iran state media accuses Saudis of planting false news story

Le Drian was speaking alongside Sheikh Mohammed, hours after his arrival in Doha . The quartet issued a list of 13 demands that included not just ending support for terrorists and extremists but shutting down Qatar's Al Jazeera TV network, severing ties with Iran and closing a Turkish military base. Read More »

USA eyes new sanctions on China firms over N. Korea

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In his speech in Berlin, Moon said he was ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "under the right conditions", and proposed resuming meetings of family members who were separated by the Korean War. It was unclear how North Korea will react since it remains suspicious of new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's outreach to it. China, which has close ties to Pyongyang despite Beijing's anger over North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, welcomed the proposal, saying ... Read More »

Nations boycotting Qatar targeting 2022 World Cup

He pointed out that the global community refuses their support of terrorism and extremism, and hosting people involved in this matter. "France is calling for these measures to be lifted, especially ones that affect the (Qatari) population, specifically measures that impact bi-national families that have been separated", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Doha. Read More »

If Hillary Clinton were president instead

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A survey shows that she is still unpopular, her second lowest rating in 8 years. "There were a lot of factors that fed into Trump becoming a president and she was just one of them". And just 32 percent of whites like her, while 51 percent of non-whites do. "I could vote for a competent leader or I could vote for a jackass", he said of his choices. Read More »

New attractions, new resorts and a new ship

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The 2017 Expo featured a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities to see what's next for Disney around the world, and guests ran into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. Read More »

Taking Out Kim Jong Un -- and Not for Dinner

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Pyongyang is not going to "tolerate the reckless sanctions blackmail of the United States and other hostile forces", North Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement published by the Rodong Sinmun official newspaper on Saturday. Read More »

UAE rejects accusations it hacked Qatari websites

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The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an "Islamic power", the Post reported. Qatar said in late May that hackers had posted fake remarks by the emir, an explanation rejected by Gulf states. " The Washington Post story today that we actually hacked the Qataris is also not true", UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told the Chatham House think-tank in London. Read More »

Boko Haram chief, three others surrender

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Although the two women who speak on the video, which was sent exclusively to SaharaReporters, do not introduce themselves as police personnel, one Amina Adam Gomdia, speaking in eloquent Hausa, describes five of the women in their midst as public servants who are also breadwinners in their families. Read More »

Mnuchin, Ross Seeking Increased Access to Chinese Markets

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Comprehensive Economic Dialogue together with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday. According to data, the USA deficit with China in the trade of goods reached a whopping 347 billion dollars a year ago. Read More »

Hillary Clinton even less popular than Donald Trump, poll shows

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White Americans also didn't hold favorable views compared to other races: 32 percent of white Americans like Clinton compared to 51 percent of non-whites, according to the poll. And she continues to lose ground from her 44 percent rating right before the 2016 election . The Trump administration has attempted to divert attention away from Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Veselnitskaya by citing the proximity of Clinton's opposition to the Magnitsky Act to her husband's profitable ... Read More »

Surprised? Donald Trump Still More Popular Than Hillary Clinton

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Bloomberg polled 1,000 Americans earlier this month and found that Clinton is viewed favorably by 39 percent of Americans, compared to 40 percent of Americans who approve of what Trump has done so far in the White House. Clinton has popped up sporadically for select speaking engagements, often taking on Mr. Trump in speeches and through Twitter, but she has her party. Read More »

State Worker Concessions Agreement Ratified

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The labor-savings deal is the third concessions package approved by state employees over the past decade. "When we asked labor to come to the table and be part of the solution, our state workers answered the call", Malloy said in a statement. Read More »

Trump's Poll Numbers are Bad, But….

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Twenty-one percent said their view of President Trump was "very favorable;" 13 percent had "very favorable" opinions of Clinton . Pollster J. Ann Selzer , who oversaw the survey , told Bloomberg that there's a "growing discontent with Hillary Clinton as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight". Read More »

The EQT GP Holdings, (EQGP) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of

The value of the investment in EQT increased from $2,000 to $3,000 a change of 50.0% for the reporting period. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of EQT GP Holdings, during the first quarter worth $819,000. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/07/18/eqt-gp-holdings-lp-eqgp-lowered-to-sell-at-bidaskclub-updated.html. Read More »

Could Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Be Impeached?

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Following the Seattle Times report, some political candidates and one City Council member are suggesting Murray resign, while others have responded more cautiously, Crosscut reports . "Body-worn cameras are known to be an effective police accountability tool", said City Attorney Holmes. The remaining patrol officers in the precinct are to have them by September 30, with other precincts to follow. Read More »

British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth says not to expect another Tiger Woods

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In 2008, the 15th saw 92 birdies and an eagle. It was actually Phil that looked up on the scorecard and said, 'Really? "Still, I'm at the stage now where I can put the disappointing performances behind me and focus on a special week". Stenson is the defending champion . "I think you look at a guy like Jon Rahm , how does he deserve not to be in a conversation like that?" "We've had some. Read More »