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Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio jokes about photo of hug with Ivanka Trump GOP senators pleased with Ivanka Trump meeting on family leave, child tax credits Social media mocks photo of Rubio, Ivanka hug MORE (R) on Tuesday joked that he is "investigating" the issue after social media users mocked the Florida senator for a photo of his hug with first daughter Ivanka Trump . Read More

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Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

They said the suspect, wearing a white shirt... It is unclear why the attacker drove into police, though the Interior Ministry spokesman said the incident was apparently deliberate. The attack - which occurred just a short distance from where a jihadist shot dead a police officer, two months earlier - was carried out by an individual who had been on France's security watchlist since 2015 for membership of "the radical Islamist movement", sources close to the probe said. Read More

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Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition but has improved. Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for unity in the aftermath of the shooting in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. He's also saluting the Capitol police officers injured in the attack on a Republican Congressional baseball practice. The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". Read More

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U.S. stocks end mostly lower after Fed rate hike

The Fed officials agreed on a plan to reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in a "gradual" and "predictable" manner. "With the weak data, you start to wonder why the Fed is so bent on raising rate". The Nasdaq is down 13.03 points, or 0.2 percent. "The data show a stronger likelihood for the best-performing funds to become the worst-performing funds than vice versa", S&P Dow Jones Indices said. Read More

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President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. The notion that Mueller , a 72-year-old former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who has spent decades in the highest levels of the US government, needs the special counsel gig badly enough to allow himself to be manipulated by Trump is laughable, but you have to remember that the president probably still believes that people live ... Read More

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Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

She reported him to human resources, but was told he would get a lecture but no further punishment because he was a "high performer", she wrote. It calls for the appointment of an independent chairman, the use of performance reviews to hold senior employees accountable, a reformulation of Uber's values and various measures to increase diversity. Read More

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Starbucks teams with Lady Gaga for 'Cups of Kindness'

Starbucks teams with Lady Gaga for 'Cups of Kindness'

The artist, who's known for popular songs such as "Poker Face" and " Born This Way ", took to Twitter to make the announcement and revealed that the beverage collection will be called Cups of Kindness . And don't worry, the Matcha Lemonade and Violet Drink aren't going anywhere. This drink is made with finely ground Teavana matcha green tea, combined with crisp lemonade then shaken with ice to create a refreshingly sweet, delicious drink. Read More

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Rays hit 5 homers, beat Athletics 13-4

Rays hit 5 homers, beat Athletics 13-4

Tanaka, 28, will start in a road game against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night instead of starting Sunday afternoon at home against the Baltimore Orioles. Austin Pruitt (5-1) won in relief and Liam Hendriks (2-1) took the loss in the opener. Cobb (5-5), coming off a start Saturday at Seattle in which he allowed nine runs and 14 hits over five innings, gave up one run and four hits. Read More

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Eurozone growth revised up to 2-year high

Eurozone growth revised up to 2-year high

At that rate, the 19 countries that use the euro would see growth at 2.3% this year, almost double the rate of the U.S., which is on course to grow 1.2%. The ECB also reduced its inflation projection to 1.5 per cent in 2017, down from 1.7 per cent previously, reflecting lower global oil prices rather than any change in underlying price pressures. Read More

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How Verizon hopes to grab digital ad dollars with Yahoo

How Verizon hopes to grab digital ad dollars with Yahoo

Verizon will combine its Yahoo unit with its AOL unit, which it acquired in 2015 for $4. 4 billion . Yahoo shareholders approved the $4.5 billion transaction Thursday. The new company will be rebranded as Oath and will be led by AOL Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong , according to Reuters . Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer agreed to the sale last year after a four-year turnaround effort failed to stem a slide in advertising revenue. Read More

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USA defense secretary reaffirms commitment to Taiwan

With regional leaders seeking how to square US President Donald Trump's "America First" doctrine with a US leadership role in the region, Mattis strongly reaffirmed US commitment to its alliances. During his nomination hearing earlier this year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the U.S. was "going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops, and second your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed". Read More

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Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

Qatar had no immediate comment. But tensions appeared to increase, nevertheless. In a brief news conference following the meeting, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said they wanted to strengthen bilateral ties, expand their counterterrorism efforts under the auspices of a new Saudi anti-terrorism center and work with U.S. Read More

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China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus'

China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus'

Their announcement Thursday came just after Trump's formal declaration that he meant to remove the us from the deal. Mrs May continued that the Paris Agreement provides "the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", a Downing Street spokesperson said. Read More

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US Construction Spending Unexpectedly Slumps 1.4% In April

US Construction Spending Unexpectedly Slumps 1.4% In April

On Thursday, Fed Governor Jerome Powell signaled the US economic expansion warrants further rate hikes as it approaches full employment and inflation is moving closer to the Fed's 2-percent goal. Forecasts from Fed officials suggest that a median of two more hikes are planned before the end of the year. The job gains in the ADP survey were led by big increases in construction, education and health, and professional and business services, which includes high-paying fields such as ... Read More

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Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

The airline said in a statement that Flight MH128, which was headed from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur , turned back to Melbourne on Wednesday because of the incident. Photographs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website showed black-clad armed officers on board the plane. The minister said the man was holding a " powerbank ", or phone charger, while Mr Leoncelli described it as a "giant black object". Read More

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BHP should take Elliott's activism as a compliment

BHP should take Elliott's activism as a compliment

Mackenzie outlined BHP's plans, which he argues could lift the value of the company by 50% and double its return on capital. This is the story many in the business media and the investment industry won't tell you - but that attack on BHP from a United States hedge fund and private equity group has collapsed as it has been forced to significantly recast its ideas. Read More

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Greece Fails to Reach a Deal Over Fresh Bailout Funds

Greece's finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos , said: "Greece has done its bit, most would say more than its bit". While austerity measures over the past seven years have seen Greece's annual budget position improve markedly, the country's debt burden stands at around 180 percent, a level that the Greek government and the International Monetary Fund think is unsustainable in the long-term - hence the insistence on some debt relief. Read More

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Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer

Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer

Hassabis' comments came on Wednesday in Wuzhen, eastern China's Zhejiang province, where AlphaGo scored its first victory in a three-game match against Ke Jie, the world's top Go player, extending the machine's edge over humanity in a contest to redraw the boundaries between human intelligence and the artificial variety. Read More

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Bangladesh pull off historic win over Black Caps

Bangladesh pull off historic win over Black Caps

New Zealand broke through with wickets to Patel, Hamish Bennett (1-47) and Mitchell Santner (1-53) but a key unbeaten partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim (45no) and Mahmudullah (46no) steered Bangladesh home. Captain Latham top-scored for the third successive Black Caps global, posting a patient 84 off 92 balls after his team were asked to bat. New Zealand will want to stay unbeaten in the series keeping with their top-dog status among the three teams in the mix. Read More

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Bon Voyage | Indian Railways' Tejas Makes Inaugural Run From Mumbai To Goa

Bon Voyage | Indian Railways' Tejas Makes Inaugural Run From Mumbai To Goa

On Sunday, when people saw the new-look train at the platform no. 18 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, there was a lot of excitement. Sources said that the hard terrain in the rains may pose to be a hurdle. Staff from the mechanical section was already walking through 19 coaches, of which four are back-up coaches that were brought in from Delhi after being manufactured in Kapurthala (Punjab) at the Rail Coach Factory there. Read More

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Ford set to fire CEO Mark Fields as shares founder

A Ford spokesman declined to discuss any management changes, but the company called a news conference for 1345 GMT (0945 ET). The company's board and Mr. Fields, 56, has worked for Ford for almost 28 years. He was recognized for predicting the office landscape would shift away from cubicles to an open-space environment, and transformed the traditional manufacturer of office furniture, the profile showed. Read More

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Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police

Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police

Swedish prosecutors made clear that the charges were not dropped because of a lack of probably cause or evidence, but rather because extraditing Assange to Sweden was proving to be impossible, the New York Times reports . Marianne Ny. Nearly 5 years ago Julian Assange was permitted refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has resided ever since. The Australian, who has lived inside the embassy for nearly five years, said the "road is far from over", adding it was "extremely ... Read More

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Wall Street has worst day in months amid Trump worries

In Asian trade, the dollar recovered slightly Thursday to trade up 0.2% at ¥111.01. Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as a rise in political uncertainties dented risk sentiment with in. Trump took to twitter on Tuesday to defend his decision to share sensitive information with Russian Federation, insisting that he had "the absolute right" to share "facts" about terrorism with Russian Federation. Read More

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White House Postpones Meeting to Decide on Participation in Paris Climate Pact

Please keep the U.S.in the Paris Climate Agreement. "We felt like it was critical that we get this information to the White House", Yates said, "in part because the Vice President was unknowingly making false statements to the public". coal industry, to stick with the accord. It is expected to draw much attention and concern in view of the American reluctance to take climate actions as per the promises made by the then Obama administration in the run up to the Paris deal in 2015. Read More

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Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

Mr Trump said it was "possible" he could name someone by Friday, before he leaves for his first foreign trip . As he later met with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger at the White House, Mr Trump was asked by reporters why he fired Mr Comey, responding: "He wasn't doing a good job, very simply." "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people". Read More

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S&P 500, NASDAQ hit record highs as oil, tech climb

S&P 500, NASDAQ hit record highs as oil, tech climb

Halliburton rose $1.21, or 2.7 percent, to $46.35 for one of Monday's biggest gains in the S&P 500. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 85.33 points, or 0.41 percent, to 20,981.94. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 2.33%. Brent crude, the global standard, rose $1.23 to $52.16 per barrel on Monday. The 30-year yield rose to 3.01 percent from 2.99 percent, while the two-year yield slipped to 1.28 percent from 1.29 percent. Read More

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