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IDF strikes two Hamas installations in Gaza after rocket fired at Netivot

IDF strikes two Hamas installations in Gaza after rocket fired at Netivot

There were no injuries reported and the defense forces are searching the area. The warning came one day after Israeli jets targeted its facilities in response to a rocket. "My policy is to respond strongly to any rocket fire", said the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanayhu. Initial assessments suggested that the rocket was not fired by Hamas, which rules Gaza, but by radical Salafist groups in the strip, according to Hebrew media reports citing military sources. Read More

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China considers joining TPP meeting in Chile

Zhang said it would also build closer business ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and further reduce the potential for trade friction, especially with major trade partners such as the US. After years of negotiations, the TPP was effectively killed off in its current form after the United States withdrew. China has accomplished its first goal of getting everyone together and will now seek commitments for further meetings to evaluate alternatives, Paulina Nazal, head of Chile's ... Read More

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Changes to Healthcare a Cause for Concern in McLean County

Changes to Healthcare a Cause for Concern in McLean County

No health insurance program - public or private - is flawless. The provision allows insurers to add a 30 percent premium surcharge on policies for people who go without insurance for 63 days or more. Chicago, Illinois, resident Nicoletta Skarlatos said she can afford changes proposed by Republicans, but still worries about low-income peers. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied mortality rate changes in MA after the rollout of the state's health insurance platform in 2006. Read More

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Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

The company's market cap is $4.94 Billion, and the average volume is $25.48 Million. The median one-year price target of 7 analysts covering the company is $6.50, which suggests the stock could still rise over 27 percent. Shares of Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) inclined 3.00% to $1.03. Greylin Investment Mangement Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Rite Aid during the third quarter valued at $115,000. Read More

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Sena chief asks MLAs to stall Mah legislature over loan waiver

Sena chief asks MLAs to stall Mah legislature over loan waiver

The Sena, Congress and NCP have been pushing for a loan waiver for farmers on the back of the BJP's promise of getting rid of Uttar Pradesh farmers' debts in its manifesto in the run up to Assembly polls in the state. Also the BJP had assured to implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. Dhananjay Munde, the Leader of Opposition of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the Upper House attempted to corner the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government citing the party's ruining ... Read More

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Cherokee Nation Members Troubled By Trump's Visit To Andrew Jackson's Tomb

Cherokee Nation Members Troubled By Trump's Visit To Andrew Jackson's Tomb

President Trump on Wednesday paid homage to his predecessor Andrew Jackson, marking the seventh president's 250th birthday with a visit to his Tennessee home and final resting place. "The president has an interest in Andrew Jackson, and we are humbled by his request to join us for this historical event". Before him, at least four presidents visited the mansion in Nashville: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Read More

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PinnacleHealth to acquire Memorial Hospital

PinnacleHealth to acquire Memorial Hospital

An agreement has been signed announcing that Memorial Hospital will soon be affiliated with PinnacleHealth, according to a release from Memorial Health. 165-bed Carlisle (Pa.) Regional Medical Center. "UPMC has a long history of successful affiliations, most recently UPMC Susquehanna, UPMC Altoona and UPMC Hamot in Erie, where UPMC affiliations have meant significant investment and growth in advanced specialty care, primary care and community services for local residents". Read More

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China's Premier Says Country Doesn't Want Trade War with US

China's Premier Says Country Doesn't Want Trade War with US

Issues that can not immediately be solved should be " shelved " for the time being, he added. Neither the US nor China has taken significant steps to punish the other on trade since Trump took office. Earlier this month, China's National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2017 set a 6.5-percent target for GDP growth following last year's record low growth figures. Read More

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The White House unveils 2005 Trump Returns

Tax experts told the Times Trump would have been able to use that loss to cancel any taxable income for the following 18 years, including income he would have been paid for each episode of NBC's The Apprentice . The 2005 returns appear to show that Trump was not able to write off all future income from that loss. Later Wednesday morning the President turned to Twitter to express apparent displeasure with the release of the documents, seeming to question Johnston's narrative that the ... Read More

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UP Congress Chief Raj Babbar Offers To Resign After UP Polls Debacle

UP Congress Chief Raj Babbar Offers To Resign After UP Polls Debacle

Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar on Wednesday offered to step down as Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president after the party's poor performance in the state assembly election results. The one big win for the Congress in Punjab on Saturday has been credited to the party's Amarinder Singh, who will be the next chief minister. The Congress also lost out in Amethi+ Lok Sabha constituency represented by Rahul. Read More

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Israel Is Now Officially an 'Apartheid State'

Israel Is Now Officially an 'Apartheid State'

The report was commissioned by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ( ESCWA ), one of six United Nations organizations dealing with economics and society. Israeli officials reacted with anger to the report - Israel's Foreign Ministry likened the report to Der Sturmer - a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic. Read More

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Iraqi Forces Push Further Into ISIS-Held West Mosul

Iraqi Forces Push Further Into ISIS-Held West Mosul

Iraqi forces launched the operation to recapture west Mosul, the most populated urban area still under ISIL control, on February 19, retaking a series of areas as they advanced up from the south. The pace of the battle reflects dramatic improvements in Iraq's military and its ability to coordinate operations with a USA -led air campaign, which is pounding the militants at a record pace. Read More

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Dutch head to polls amid tense immigration policy debate

Dutch head to polls amid tense immigration policy debate

Wilders, who pledged to have the Netherlands leave the European Union, close all mosques and ban the Koran, said his "revolution" will take place eventually whether he is voted into office or not. Against an ugly back drop of violence amongst the Turkish immigrants and anti-Islamic sentiment from the Freedom Party comes the keenly awaited Dutch elections that have arrived somewhat under the wire. Read More

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England: RFU confirms interest in hosting New Zealand in 2017

England: RFU confirms interest in hosting New Zealand in 2017

However, the Rugby Football Union [RFU] have opened the door to a possible encounter on 4 November 2017, a date that would fall out of the current Test window. Yet the cash-rich RFU's offer may gazump those plans and set the two sides on a collision course later this year. "If there now might be an opportunity to play them this year we want to pursue it, but there are many parts to this and many considerations to be discussed". Read More

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President Trump expected to speak at American Center of Mobility in Michigan

President Trump expected to speak at American Center of Mobility in Michigan

Marchionne said the Obama administration's decision to end the review a week before Trump took office was not right. EPA broke that deal when it ended the review days before the Obama Administration ended. Automakers and auto trade groups, however, argued in letters to the EPA's new administrator Pruitt in February that the previous administration rushed the review ahead of schedule, and that the agency didn't take into account the reality of what kinds of cars consumers are buying. Read More

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U.S. won't participate in UN Human Rights Council without reforms, Tillerson says

Tillerson wrote that the US was concerned as well about the council membership of countries accused of human rights violations, such as China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The US will participate in the ongoing session of the Human Rights Council, wrote Tillerson, "to reiterate our strong principled objection to the Human Rights Council's biased agenda against Israel". Read More

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Court rejects De Lima's plea to halt prosecution over drugs

Court rejects De Lima's plea to halt prosecution over drugs

The case stemmed from De Lima's alleged advice to her former driver and boyfriend Ronnie Dayan to evade the House inquiry on her supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade in the National Bilibid Prison (NBP). The VACC said Jardeleza should recuse himself because he was a co-associate of De Lima at the Jardeleza, Sobreviñas, Diaz, Hayudini and Bodegon Law Firm in 1987 and Roco, Buñag, Kapunan, Migallos and Jardeleza Law Firm from 1991 to 1993. Read More

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North Carolina lawmakers question NCAA, ACC tax status

North Carolina lawmakers question NCAA, ACC tax status

UNC opens tournament play against No. 16 seed Texas Southern. The committee's logic seems to be the same as a year ago, when USC was shipped to Sioux Falls, S.D., instead of Lexington, Ky. The senior ends her SC career as the program's second leading rebounder (1,230) and second in career double-doubles (57). The 6-foot-4 Coates has missed three of the past five games since first suffering the injury in a 62-60 loss at Missouri on February 19. Read More

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NC Central getting ready for tonight's play-in game against UC Davis

NC Central getting ready for tonight's play-in game against UC Davis

Stockton will host Round of 16 and quarterfinal tournament games, with SC and Oregon State the top two seeds in the West region if they make it that far ... Les took his alma mater Bradley to the Sweet 16 in 2006. The Aggies , who had finished in second in the conference during the regular season, beat a UC Irvine team that had secured the regular season conference crown by beating UC Davis by 30 points just a week earlier. Read More

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Iraqi forces seize west Mosul, Islamic State jihadists 'trapped'

Iraqi forces seize west Mosul, Islamic State jihadists 'trapped'

In the eastern and western sectors of the city, the Iraqi forces have retaken 4,000 square kilometers of territory - almost 2,500 square miles - since overall Mosul offensive began October 17, Davis said . On Tuesday the chief of Iraq's Federal Police force announced that 90 percent of central Mosul's Old City had been retaken by security forces, signaling the reclamation of a highly-desired area in the fight against Daesh, APA reports quoting Sputnik. Read More

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Tory backlash over election expenses

Tory backlash over election expenses

But since then there have been questions about campaign spending. "The initial cock-ups, "strategy" and ineptitude with regard to this issue that has so negatively impacted our: lives, standing in our communities, standing amongst colleagues, families and our regard for particular parts of the party centrally, and were all of CCHQ's making.need to stop". Read More

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Devin Dunes Finally Gives Up on the Trump Tower Wiretap

Devin Dunes Finally Gives Up on the Trump Tower Wiretap

The White House has never provided any evidence to back up Trump's claim, with top Trump communications officials seeking to move the goal post about what Trump actually meant when he made the serious charge against his predecessor. "As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any USA citizen", spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Read More

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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Upgraded to Hold at Jefferies Group LLC

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Upgraded to Hold at Jefferies Group LLC

It's likely great news for Netflix as the company expands internationally. Netflix remains committed to make 50% its total content original over the next few years. This showed the surprise of 15.4% in the last quarter earnings. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright law. Read More

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