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Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

The Democratic Governors Association was quick to respond, blasting Rauner in a news release for waiting to call the special session until after a June 19 fundraising event. The state will be suspended from participating in the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries due to the lack of fiscal 2018 appropriations to pay winning ticket holders, Illinois Lottery spokesman Jason Schaumburg said. Read More

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Trump legal team to file complaint over Comey memos, source says

Trump legal team to file complaint over Comey memos, source says

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer plans to file a complaint early next week about former FBI Director James Comey's disclosure of conversations with the president, a person close to the legal team said today. Comey said he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump himself cited "this Russian Federation thing" as a motivating factor for his decision to sack Comey during an interview with broadcaster NBC that aired last month. Read More

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M&A Rumors: Does Amazon Want to Buy Messaging Startup Slack?

M&A Rumors: Does Amazon Want to Buy Messaging Startup Slack?

For now, nothing is set in stone, which means, a deal could either happen or fall through the cracks. Representatives from both companies did not provide comment. Microsoft's take on smart home hubs is different because the company is not making its products. The collaboration software space is hot right now and one of the top players, Slack Technologies, may be looking to make the most of a seller's market. Read More

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India thrash Scotland in HWL tie

India thrash Scotland in HWL tie

Benefitting from the space given to him on the right flank, Kenny Bain sent a measured cross from near the corner flag and Scottish captain Chris Grassick slotted the ball that he received near the far post. India will open its campaign against Scotland tomorrow. "That's why we did not defend the way we would against any move", said Oltmans. "This is a very talented group and I expect some of these girls to push for a place in the senior women's team in the coming months", he added. Read More

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White Sox's Shields ready to return from strained back

He became the first White Sox player to go deep in four straight games since Alex Rios in April 2013. Tillman lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. "I've thrown in the bullpen three times, and I feel good". "They've got pretty big power all throughout the lineup". Holland (5-6) faced trouble in every inning, but managed to give up just one run. Read More

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Alexis Sanchez Posts Potentially Cryptic Message About Arsenal Future via Instagram

Alexis Sanchez Posts Potentially Cryptic Message About Arsenal Future via Instagram

With Juventus allegedly close to sealing the signing of Brazilian Douglas Costa from German giants Bayern Munich , the Old Lady may be ready to allow Cuadrado to leave the club with the Premier League once again a destination. Not only that, but the newspaper says Arsenal will face stiff competition for Cuadrado's signature from Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino is also eyeing a swoop for the South American winger this summer. Read More

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Goodbye to European Union roaming fees

Goodbye to European Union roaming fees

In the past, the European Union put a cap on the amount telecoms companies could charge their customers to use their phones overseas. The new European roaming regulation obliges telecom operators not to charge users a special roaming fee but allows them to refer to the "fair use" principle. Read More

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Pakistan into Finals of Champions Trophy

The Outstanding Performance made by Indian Team Captain and the Man of the Match award goes to Rohit Sharma against Team Bangladesh with his smashing Performance with a Lovely Century (123 Notout). "It's the test of the Champions Trophy ". You never know what is a good total . "One of the good things with this team is that we have played worse than this over the last couple of years and it doesn't seem to affect them", said Bayliss. Read More

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Box Office Democracy: The Mummy

Right as Mitt Romney was locking down the Republican nomination, movie theaters across the United States were bustling as " The Avengers " rocked the Cineplex. And so they made a movie about a vampire called Dracula Untold , and it was very bad. Marvel's comic book film franchise is now a multi-media offering, with tie-ins being the norm rather than the exception. Read More

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E3 2017: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is official

E3 2017: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is official

Despite having 2 in the title, this is actually a prequel to the original Beyond Good and Evil that goes back to the foundation of the world seen in the game. "Once we have achieved one city, an interesting city not just generated with patterns and stuff repeated, but a real city with missions and information to grab, investigations. Read More

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Instagram to reveal sponsored posts with new feature

Instagram to reveal sponsored posts with new feature

This still allowed product placement to fly under the radar of many admirers. Instagram hasn't yet revealed when it plans to roll out its new sponsorship tags to its entire community. Normally, content creators are required to indicate when a post is an ad and present this notice to end users. Tagging a brand in this way will also it to give access to analytics about the performance of the post, including reach and engagement information. Read More

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Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay Wraps Up Sony's E3 Press Conference

Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay Wraps Up Sony's E3 Press Conference

With Sony's PlayStation VR already in hands of more than one million consumers, the Japanese giant is looking to bolster the said platform with some new game titles. Insomniac's Spider-Man was announced this time past year at Sony's E3 conference, and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Considering that the main competition when it comes to the principle behind the Xbox One X is Sony , they're in a very good position going into Gamescom in August. Read More

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Get Free Unlimited Sprint Service If You Switch Carriers

Get Free Unlimited Sprint Service If You Switch Carriers

Sprint says there's no requirement to change numbers, and that it'll let up to five lines switch over at once. New subscribers will have to pay a $30 activation fee but even that will be refunded within two billing cycles. Smartphones that are included in this offer are Google Nexus 5 from AT&T and Verizon networks, iPhone 5c and later (but only from Verizon ), and many more. Read More

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A Genuine Suntan with No Sun Required? Believe it!

A Genuine Suntan with No Sun Required? Believe it!

During testing, application of the drug on ginger mice saw them turn jet black within two days, before fading a week later. The new research is from Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. It's not just cosmetic - the melanin in your skin helps protect it from cancer by blocking harmful UV rays, which Fisher said is the main aim of this cream. Read More

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Google Updates Local Guides With More Rewards and Levels

Google Updates Local Guides With More Rewards and Levels

Google is now updating the program with new levels and is now offering new ways to earn points so you can reach these higher levels. Those new levels of Local Guide go from 4-to-10 (a range falls between 250 points and 100,000-plus). Just like before, Local Guides Level 2 and above can enjoy early access to new product features, and get occasional perks from Google and local perks from partners. Read More

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Uber's SVP of Business Emil Michael is leaving the company

According to sources speaking with the New York Times , the question of whether Kalanick should take a leave of absense rests in the hands of Garrett Camp, Uber's chairman, and board member Ryan Graves. While everyday Uber users will likely not see any immediate changes to the service due to these shakeups, experts say this is an attempt by the company to reign in its reputation as an aggressive company that often acts above the law. Read More

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London fire: Death toll rises to 12 in Grenfell Tower inferno

Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets to try to escape. Boutrig said her friend's brother, wife, and children lived in the building and that her friend was waiting to find out if they were OK. The tower block was recently refurbished at a cost of £8.7 million, with the exterior of the 1970s-built tower modernised, with cladding and replacement windows, while additional homes were added using vacant space in the building. Read More

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Microsoft Takes On Sony's PS4 Pro With Its Xbox One X

In an interview with Eurogamer , Spencer explains the Xbox One X name, a lack of first-party game announcements, and the all-important $100 price gap between the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro . Microsoft commenced its profound plunge into Xbox One X's abilities with the offerings of Forza Motorsport 7 . Companies may have tried, over the years, to spur additional sales by launching smaller, more affordable versions of the consoles before their new hardware was ready, but for the most ... Read More

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Microsoft Announces 'Minecraft: Better Together' Update: Cross-Play On Any Device

With that in mind, going forward, the edition you'll find on Xbox One , Nintendo Switch , mobile and VR will simply be known as Minecraft , instead of the platform specific name that each game has been given before now. As an additional added perk, Minecraft is throwing in a server browser to its latest update. However, advanced effects will require a new "Super Duper Graphics Pack", which will bring out features like dynamic shadows, lighting that streams through the fog, movement in ... Read More

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Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Has Increase in Shorts

Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Has Increase in Shorts

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund Inc (JEQ) has risen 13.94% since June 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.45% the S&P500. BHP Billiton plc has a 12-month low of GBX 788.30 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,518.50. 1 funds opened positions while 3 raised stakes. Geode Management Limited Liability Company invested in 68,942 shares. Savant Cap Limited reported 1,961 shares. Read More

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Wall Street holds steady after Fed raises rates

Wall Street holds steady after Fed raises rates

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the third consecutive quarter, from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. "Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year", the Fed said. Read More

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New Monster Hunter World Gameplay & Details Revealed

New Monster Hunter World Gameplay & Details Revealed

Following the announcement of Monster Hunter World for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Monday night, Capcom has confirmed to Gamespot that the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX will not be localized. " Monster Hunter World " has "a newly designed online drop-in multiplayer system", Capcom added, and it will be able to support up to three players even across different regions worldwide. Read More

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Air quality alert issued in central OH will extend through weekend

Air quality alert issued in central OH will extend through weekend

The air quality index , or AQI, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. The DEP recommends people limit strenuous outdoor physical activity, especially people who may be sensitive to pollutants, including infants and the elderly, and those with asthma and heart disease. Read More

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Mozilla Launches Firefox 54 With Multiprocess Support, Rips 'Memory Hog' Google Chrome

Mozilla Launches Firefox 54 With Multiprocess Support, Rips 'Memory Hog' Google Chrome

It's been eight years in the making, but Mozilla is now rolling out multiprocess support to its production branch of Firefox via the Electrolysis (E10s) project. "This means that a heavy, complex web page in one tab has a much lower impact on the responsiveness and speed in other tabs", Nguyen says. "Your browser's use of memory impacts your experience both with the browser, and with the other apps that you're running on your computer". Read More

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Allu Arjun's new film 'Naa Peru Surya' launched

Allu Arjun's new film 'Naa Peru Surya' launched

The actor's father Allu Aravind was also present at the pooja ceremony. Na Peru Surya , which is made with a tagline - Naa Illu India, is produced by Lagadapati Sirish and Sridhar under the banner Ramalakshmi Cine Creations. My New Film " Na Peru Surya Na Illu India " Muhurtham Today. Rashmika Mandanna will be seen in the female lead role. The film will be high on action and emotion, and the music will be composed by Vishal-Sekhar duo. Read More

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