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Nicola Sturgeon to put education at centre of programme for government

Sturgeon argues that Britain's June vote to leave the European Union, dragging Scotland with it, had shifted the debate dramatically just two years after Scots voted by 10 percentage points to reject independence. The First Minister, who will deliver her Programme for Government in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, said: "This week I will set our vision for Scotland".

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Here's Why Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) Tanked Despite Q2 Results

Earnings Roundup: In the last fiscal quarter alone, salesforce.com, inc. generated almost $1.92B in sales and net income of $0.24/share. Salesforce.com has a one year low of $52.60 and a one year high of $84.48. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.12, for a total value of $3,117,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Several hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

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Rescuers bring down stranded cable vehicle passengers in French Alps

Another 14 were rescued when the weather conditions improved Friday morning before the problem with the cable cars was fixed and the cars rolled back down the mountain according to Walter Milan, a spokesperson for Italy's mountain rescue service.

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Clinton's 'deplorables' comment the 'worst mistake of the political season'

Right? The racist , sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic-you name it. "But that we've got to make sure that here at home, we're not opening doors to people who feel that somehow they want to be part of this global movement because Donald Trump has said it's a war between us and them, and that's pretty attractive to people".

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Theresa May: UK will become 'global leader in free trade'

Before the meeting, Tusk told May that "the ball is now in your court" to start negotiations. He said: 'I'm aware that it is not easy but I still hope you will be ready to start the process as soon as possible. "We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not reveal our hand prematurely and we will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiations", she said.

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F1: Liberty Media To Buy Formula One For $4.4 Billion

U.S. firm Liberty Media has confirmed it is buying the racing business Formula 1 for $4.4bn (£3.3bn). "In addition, a CVC representative will be joining the Liberty Media board of directors". Some readers will recall that the Rupert Murdoch-linked media giant in 2011 was in the headlines over a deal to take control of Formula One, though it never materialized.

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Hillary Clinton's doctor reveals pneumonia diagnosis after 9/11 collapse

Spokesman Nick Merrill eventually said Clinton had gone to her daughter's nearby apartment, but refused to say whether the former secretary of state had required medical attention. Trump left about an hour after Clinton departed. Hillary was caught by security on her way into her van. Last July, her campaign released a letter from Bardack , summarizing her current health status, and noting that she had hypothyroidism and suffered from seasonal pollen allergies .

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Wells Fargo fined $185m for fake bank account scam

In order to boost their sales numbers, employees opened 1.5 million deposit accounts and 565,000 credit card accounts on customers' behalf but without authorization from those customers. A separate $35 million worth of penalty will be paid by the bank to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency while it will also pay $50 million to the city and county of Los Angeles.

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Clinton and Trump: How they view ISIS, Putin, and USA generals

At the televised forum on Wednesday night, Trump said he was "shocked" by information he got during the briefing. Both candidates believe they have the upper hand, with Clinton contrasting her experience with Trump's unpredictability and the Republican arguing that Americans anxious about their safety will be left with more of the same if they elect Obama's former secretary of state.

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Pregnant Janet Jackson on bed rest

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Janet Jackson. Jackson secretly Wednesday al Mana, 41, in 2012, but didn't confirm the news until early 2013. The legendary performed shocked fans and the world, really, back in April when she postponed her world tour until 2017 to "plan a family". "It would mean that all of her children have given her grandchildren", the relative added.

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Sports Direct Suffers AGM Investor Rebellion

The troubled sportswear retailer also warned that 2016-17 profit was expected to fall 21 percent due to lower gross margins and higher operating costs and said founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley has no intention of taking it private.

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Scotland revives independence bid in wake of Brexit vote

Giving a speech in Stirling - the town where William Wallace won a historic battle against the English - Sturgeon pledged to trigger the "biggest ever political listening exercise" to convince Scottish citizens a second referendum is needed.

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Iran welcomes Syria ceasefire plan

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry said the plan could reduce violence in Syria and lead to a long-sought political transition, ending more than five years of bloodshed. Air Force Chief of Staff General David L. Goldfein has complained bitterly that Russian pilots in Syria have been reckless and endangered the American pilots.

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Huckabee composes rhyming tweet to slam Clinton on 'deplorables' comment

So is the press going to cover this story in the right [context], or are they going to hold Hillary to a different standard again? But he also has said he would suspend Muslim immigration into the United States, a policy he later tried to amend by saying he'd temporarily ban immigration from "areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats".

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VW Engineer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for TDI Emissions Cheat

In the United States - where the legal and regulatory systems are different - Volkswagen was forced to generously compensate owners. Investigators uncovered internal company emails that show Liang and other VW engineers exchanged ideas about how to "effectively calibrate the defeat device " so that the cars would recognize when they were undergoing US emissions testing.

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Wal-Mart Stops Selling Welspun India's Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Wal-Mart is one of Welspun's largest customers, along with Target and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., which also is reviewing its Welspun products. When Welspun, the manufacturer of the bed sheets, was unable to assure Walmart - or Target - that the sheets were actually 100 percent Egyptian content as described by the label, both companies made the decision to pull the products and offer the refund.

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Libyan troops recapture key oil terminals from militia

The GNA entered Tripoli in March. Ras Lanuf and Sidra together account for more than half of Libya's output of oil, its key export. Haftar loyalists wrested the terminals from the Petroleum Facilities Guard, onetime allies, after pushing deeper into the central area known as Libya's oil crescent in mid-August and establishing a presence near the Zueitina terminal.

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Hanjin Shipping to Pay Handlers to Unload U.S.-Bound Ships

South Korea's government expects a ruling in Hanjin's favor, said Kim Hyun-jung, an official at the foreign affairs ministry. The move sent retailers and other companies worldwide scrambling to get at cargo on Hanjin vessels that have been stranded outside ports.

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Clinton Presidential Library Photos Reveal Cozy Relationship Between Bill and Trump

But was it an attack - or a confession? If "make America great again" is racist coming from a NY real estate mogul and reality TV star, how is it not racist coming from the mouth of a white, southern politician who was once mentored by Sen.

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Micro Focus International to merge with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software arm

An HPE senior executive will serve on the board of directors of the combined company. An HPE senior executive will hold a seat on the new company's board and HPE will nominate 50 percent of the board's independent directors. The new combined entity will also have a robust go-to-market capability, thanks to its deep R&D resources and almost 4,000 sales people worldwide. HPE's software portfolio consists largely of assets from its US$10.3 billion acquisition of Autonomy in 2011 and its US$4.5 ...

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Apple Planning To Bring Billions In Overseas Cash To US Next Year

Within hours of Tuesday's ruling, Irish finance minister Michael Noonan announced in a statement his intent to recommend an appeal to the Irish cabinet. "That's the position. We're going to fight it on the grounds of the arms-length rule and the retroactive application of it". He said Ireland's special "sweetheart" tax deal with Apple led to a "substantial amount of lost revenue" and the government shouldn't let the issue drag on.

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Fans pack Bristol Motor Speedway for Battle at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn . (AP) — Tennessee erased an early 14-point deficit at Bristol Motor Speedway nearly as fast as drivers typically race around the half-mile track that circled the makeshift football field. Virginia Tech running back Travon McMillian, left, beats Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr., right, to the end zone as McMillian scores a touchdown on a 69-yard run during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept.

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Farm worker overtime expansion bill heads to governor's desk

Assembly Bill 1066 , if signed by Gov. Many other industries could step forward and give detailed and extensive reasons why they, too, should be exempt from a type of labor law, whether it be overtime or the minimum wage or the length of the work week.

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Facebook rolls out Kirk, Spock and LaForge for Star Trek Day

According to Lindsey Shepard , Facebook Messenger's marketing lead, the company has designed like buttons that show off Spock's signature Vulcan salute, Kirk (Haha), Spock (Wow), Geordi (Sad), and a Klingon (Angry). But the brief homage by Giuseppe Fiorentino, second-in-command at L'Osservatore Romano, is not so much about the show's artistic merits as it is about the message that " Star Trek " conveyed to a world afflicted by so many tensions - a world much like the present day.

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Mylan to offer generic EpiPen at half list price

Though the latter brand is cheaper, the medication still remains cost prohibitive for many . The company is assuring the public the generic version will be the same as the EpiPen in terms of how the drug is made and how the device is used.

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Stock Overbuying Recap: Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE)

A month ago, analyst EPS consensus estimated earnings of US$0.01 per share. Capital One Financial Corp. analyst P. Johnston now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of ($0.13) per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of ($0.12).

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EU's Tusk urges May to begin formal Brexit talks

This sickening trade, often using the same criminal networks that facilitate illegal migration, is an affront to our humanity and I want Britain leading a global effort to stamp it out. "The Government must not let their immigration policy dictate their economic and trade policy - both must be considered together in the upcoming talks with the European Union ".

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Trump voters 'basket of deplorables', says Clinton

Seizing an opening after a string of gaffes this week left Trump vulnerable, Clinton told reporters here that the 2016 election is the "most important in our lifetime" that calls for "rational, confident and even-keeled leadership". Clinton made her remarks at an LGBT fundraiser in NY late Friday. " Basket of Deplorables " quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter. "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of awesome, hard working people", Trump wrote on ...

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United States employment growth slowed in August

Now there's a low chance of a Fed rate hike in September but some economists believe a strong number Friday could change the narrative. When the Federal Reserve meets later this month, the smart money now bets that talk of an interest rate increase will not be on the agenda.

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Hillary Clinton Apologizes for Slamming Donald Trump Supporters as 'Deplorables'

At the same time, their personal ties to the sensitive historical event haven't kept Trump and Clinton free from controversy on the subject. It is not clear whether the two will cross paths, and neither candidate is expected to make public remarks.

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Passengers Hit by British Airways Glitches and London City Protest

One passenger, Dana Al-Qatami, who was flying from Switzerland to London , was issued with a handwritten boarding pass on Tuesday morning. This prompted rumours of an IT glitch being the culprit for the delays, and BA later confirmed it was the source of the problem to ITV News .

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Walgreens: Expanded pharmacy sale likely with Rite Aid buy

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.97/share and a High Estimate of $1.02/share. Nationally, Walgreens entered 2016 with almost 8,200 retail stores in the United States and its territories, and has been working to free up $1.5 billion in savings by leveraging its massive scale to get better pricing from vendors, whether drug companies or others.

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Putin says Russian Federation and US nearing agreement on Syria

In late July, the website Wikileaks published a collection of almost 20,000 emails obtained from the DNC. Putin said it wasn't important who conducted the hacking, but "what's important is that there was material that was released to the public".

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Jill Stein charged for spray-painting bulldozer in Dakota pipeline protest

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Tuesday that the charges would be for trespassing and vandalism. The warrant said law enforcement officers saw a video of Stein spray painting " I approve this message ", on construction equipment, and another of Baraka painting " decolonization " and "We need decolonization ".

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Autopilot not used during fatal Dutch accident: Tesla

A Dutch man was killed when his Tesla Model S crashed Wednesday morning in Baarn, Netherlands, it is not known if the Autopilot function was on, Dutch media reported . Tesla touts the feature as helping to avoid crashes from the front and sides, along with preventing the vehicle from wandering off the road. Emergency medical personnel say the vehicle was in such a mangled state that firefighters were afraid to recover the body because of electrocution fears.


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