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Tax-code overhaul stalls with continued refusal of Trump to release returns

Tax-code overhaul stalls with continued refusal of Trump to release returns

In order to penalize USA companies that outsource much of their supply chains outside the United States, the president has threatened to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods. However, he says healthcare reform could potentially save hundreds of millions of dollars, which would then help tax reform. And while their default reaction is always to get behind their president, in this case his position is practically indefensible. Read More

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Israel troops shoot, kill Palestinian in car-ramming attack

However, photographs of the scene published by Israeli media showed that the Palestinian vehicle had seemingly collided with the back of a bus. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital, an army spokesperson said. Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis, 2 visiting Americans and a British tourist in a wave of stabbing, shooting and car-ramming attacks. Read More

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White House denies reports of shakeup that will oust Bannon, Priebus

And in fairness, the Trump and Kushner families both have long histories of donating to and endorsing Democrats (including Hillary Clinton). right up until Donald made a decision to run for president, as a Republican. In turn, Bannon has also reportedly been highly critical of Kushner. "He's not going anywhere."Republican strategist Charlie Black, who has known Trump for 30 years, said he did not think a shakeup was imminent and that Trump's White House reflects his traditional approach ... Read More

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Russia's Foreign Minister Rips Trump as Tillerson Talks Begin

Tuesday, the White House declassified a US intelligence report that accused Putin of a cover-up to "confuse" and "obfuscate" on behalf of Assad . "I do not know who saw them". Tillerson's mission sees the Trump administration taking on the traditional USA role as spokesman for a unified Western position. The White House compared Assad's tactics to those of World War II Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, sparking widespread criticism for apparently ignoring the Holocaust. Read More

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Harrisonburg one of 29 cities in USA with cleanest air

Harrisonburg one of 29 cities in USA with cleanest air

Kent County and Sussex County received A's for their measure of daily fine particle pollution . The pollution that's generated throughout the middle part of the country blow, as the wind patterns do, into the Northeast. Short-term spikes in particle pollution can be extremely unsafe and even lethal, the lung group said. The report is based on data collected from 2013 to 2015, the most recent years from which the data is available. Read More

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Xi end 1st summit with 100-day plan to avoid trade row

Xi end 1st summit with 100-day plan to avoid trade row

Following the summit, President Xi agreed to work on a 100-day plan for trade talks aimed at boosting U.S. exports and reducing China's trade surplus with the United States. "And, more importantly, we have further built up understanding and establish a kind of trust, and we have initially built up a working relationship and friendship", Xi said. Read More

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Advani, Uma Bharti, Joshi to stand trial in Babri case

Advani, Uma Bharti, Joshi to stand trial in Babri case

The top court however, noted that since Kalyan Singh enjoys Constitutional immunity being Rajasthan Governor, he can only be tried after he leaves the office. His trial will begin after his term ends, the Supreme Court ruled. A subsequent inquiry into the incident found 68 people responsible for the demolition, including several leaders of the BJP and the VHP. Read More

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Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

The leaders agreed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be held accountable for the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people, and talked about the ongoing campaign to counter the Islamic State. On the call, Trump reaffirmed Turkey as a strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally and a partner in the fight against the Islamic State. The E.U. Read More

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Thurrock police officers pay their respects to fallen hero PC Keith Palmer

A spokesman said: "As a force which has lost and will forever remember officers killed on duty, we are proud to support the national police family today in memory of PC Keith Palmer". His funeral procession - led by the Metropolitan Police Colour Party and a "Black Guard" of mounted officers - travelled from the Palace of Westminster along Millbank before crossing Lambeth Bridge. Read More

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India and Australia sign six pacts, to fight terror together

Turnbull said the trading relationship between the two countries was delivering significant benefits to both nations, with two-way trade in goods and services worth almost AUD20 billion ($15 billion) in 2016. Turnbull added that the negotiators will report back as soon as possible, "so that we can keep the focus on delivering the CECA and identifying the areas where more work needs to be done". Read More

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Estes wins in Cowley County by 13 points

The first round of voting in that election is April 18. Republican Ron Estes won the election by only a seven-point margin after Pompeo's margin of victory in the fall was 31 points. "You play every game", Pumpelly said. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both made robocalls in favor of Estes and Sen. "I realized this was important". Read More

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Trump, Erdogan Agree on Assad's Responsibility for Alleged Chemical Attack

Syria's government says it had nothing to do with the bloodshed in Khan Sheikhoun, and staunch ally Russian Federation has stood by those claims. "Speaking of Syria, we agree on many issues". "It is necessary to bring all those responsible to justice, and therefore we will support all efforts aimed at that", Al-Thani said. "The horrific scenes in Khan Sheikhoun can not be replicated and not punishing the perpetrators will be a gateway to repeating similar attacks in the future", he said. Read More

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Alan Johnson to stand down at General Election

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said he will back the motion for an election, saying in a statement: "If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. May took over as prime minister after David Cameron resigned following the Brexit vote on June 23, when Britain chose to leave the European Union. The headline numbers put the Conservatives up four on 46 per cent, Labour steady on 25 per cent, the Liberal Democrats , UKIP and SNP all down one per cent to 11 per cent, nine per cent ... Read More

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Trump records robocall in Georgia congressional race

Most recently, that seat was occupied by Tom Price , whom Trump plucked out of Georgia to lead the Health and Human Services department, clearing the way for Tuesday's special election. "I think he hopes to have a Republican elected". The president took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, declaring Ossoff "would be a disaster in Congress". Read More

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Syrian town hit by chemical attack targeted in airstrikes

Syrian town hit by chemical attack targeted in airstrikes

The Syrian government called the strikes "foolish and irresponsible", while Russian Federation accused the U.S. of "an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of worldwide law under a far-fetched pretext". "This man who is now in office in America claimed that he wanted to fight terrorism but today all terrorists in Syria are celebrating the U.S. attack", Rouhani said in a speech aired by state television. Read More

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Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters

Up to 36 suspected IS militants were killed when GBU-43 hit a network of caves and tunnels used by IS in eastern Afghanistan , the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Friday. President Donald Trump acknowledged that he had given the USA military " total authorization " to drop the MOAB. More than 20 hours after the blast, IS issued a statement denying it had suffered any casualties whatsoever. Read More

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Ivanka Trump's Brand Is Thriving, Especially in China

Ivanka Trump's Brand Is Thriving, Especially in China

It's worth emphasizing that just as Donald Trump does not oversee management of the private-sector ventures he owns, Ivanka Trump is not managing her business, transferring control to a family-run trust. There is no indication the recent approvals were swift. The company has more than 180 pending and registered trademarks in countries including Canada, India, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia as well as in the United States and Europe, according to public records. Read More

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United Can End Season Strongly After Chelsea Win, Says Young

Still, the pressure is certainly on the leaders now. "It is still possible to finish in the top four and we have to fight for it", he said. "The result means we keep two windows open to play Champions League football", Mourinho said. Chelsea was without first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was injured, and wing back Marcos Alonso pulled out of the game during the warm-up after suffering from a virus during the week. Read More

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Ousted S. Korean President indicted for corruption

Ousted S. Korean President indicted for corruption

Park, whose impeachment was confirmed by Seoul's top court last month, is at the center of a sprawling graft probe that has also implicated top businessmen and brought millions of people onto the streets. Then the prosecution added new charges to Park's indictment involving Lotte and SK Groups. Prosecutors and an independent counsel indicted no fewer than 42 suspects in the scandal, including Choi and former Park aides An Chong-bum and Kim Ki-choon, whose trial has been going on for months ... Read More

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Viewership of 'O'Reilly Factor' drops without Bill O'Reilly

UPDATED with additional information: Fox News Channel has stopped assuring that Bill O'Reilly will be returning to its air on Monday, as Matt Drudge took to twitter to fete the news channel's biggest star's "tremendous run". As news broke that yet another woman accused embattled Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment, three sources within the company told New York Magazine that the Murdoch family is leaning toward announcing the news host will not be returning to his ... Read More

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Defiant May rules out Brexit talks over Gibraltar's sovereignty

Defiant May rules out Brexit talks over Gibraltar's sovereignty

We're not. We are free to go. The main groupings in the parliament opposed this change because "we do not agree to give to the Gibraltar issue the same importance as Scotland's and Northern Ireland's", a parliament official said. Parliament's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said it was "key to have a united European Parliament together with the EU negotiator and the European Council", the forum for member states. Read More

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New NSA leak may expose its bank spying, Windows exploits

Despite the indication that the NSA notified Microsoft of the vulnerabilities contained in the leaks, some technical experts expressed doubts that the NSA always follows this rule when necessary. "This is by far the most brutal dump", said Comae Technologies founder Matt Suiche , who has closely followed the group's disclosures and initially helped confirm its connection to the NSA a year ago. Read More

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US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour

Some Conservative politicians and academics are taking Elizabeth Warren's new book as proof that she will run for president in 2020. Nevertheless, she persisted , ' McConnell said then. Earlier this month state Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman, who was a top Trump supporter past year, announced he was launching a 2018 exploratory committee. Read More

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Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem

Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem

While both Mrs Trump and Barron remembered to pay their respects by placing their hands on their hearts, Mr Trump needed a gentle reminder - something spotted by keen-eyed journalists attending the ceremony. People are now raising the question what she will wear next time and what event will that be? A total of some 18,000 Easter eggs were made available to the kids, however, by the White House. Read More

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Boeing Is Laying Off Hundreds of Engineers

Boeing Is Laying Off Hundreds of Engineers

Reports claim that all the engineering workers who took the pitch will permanently depart from Boeing Friday, alongside a number of the machinists. The workforce reduction scheduled for June 23 comes after the Chicago-based manufacturer laid off about 1,800 mechanics and engineers earlier this year. Read More

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