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Philippine President Wants US Special Operations Troops to Leave

Duterte, who took office in June after winning election on a promise to kill tens of thousands of criminals, has vowed to press his campaign, despite growing worldwide criticism. "President Duterte is a rockstar not only in our country, but also in other countries like Laos and Japan", Andanar said in an earlier Inquirer report .

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Head of Massachusetts Education Board Gave $100K to Pro-Charter Group

The WBUR polling was conducted between September 7 and September 10 by The MassINC Polling Group and focused on the four questions on the ballot for MA voters in November. Monday, he said they planned to return it. "There's some big demographic splits, particularly along age lines", Koczela said. Only 7 percent of those who oppose marijuana legalization determined the drug was more harmful than sugar, tobacco or alcohol, according to the poll.

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Local Tribe Collecting for Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp

Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren said in a memo to employees Tuesday that the four-state project is almost 60 percent complete and that "concerns about the pipeline's impact on the local water supply are unfounded". "This could go all winter, and into next summer", said Lance Dorian, spokesman for a group from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota that has set up camp on the south side of the Cannon Ball River, on Standing Rock land.

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Scuffle breaks out at rally as Trump defends backers

A medical episode appears to confirm that there are reasons to question whether Clinton, 68, is in the excellent health her doctor says . "What happened yesterday was that I just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial-as a senator on 9/11 this is incredibly personal to me", she said.

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Gov. Brown vetoes attempt to ban tampon tax

According to Brown, the bills would have created new or expended existing tax breaks totaling over a quarter billion dollars. He said those measures, together with repeal of the tax on feminine hygiene products, would collectively reduce state revenue by $300 million through the coming year.

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Donald Trump Projects Image of Endurance as Health Woes Sideline Hillary Clinton

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, 70, have used the incident to raise questions about Clinton's health. Kimmel, who famously had Clinton open a pickle jar to prove her strength, showed the video of Clinton stumbling into a van after she abruptly left a 9/11 memorial event on Sunday.

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Democratic senators want hearings on Wells Fargo sales tactics

Even those who've come to expect misconduct among banks were probably surprised by the scale of this Wells Fargo scheme. The bonus incentives in the consumer finance business have been a motivation for employees of any bank to get more business for their employers.

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United Kingdom inflation rate remains steady at 0.6 per cent

On a cumulative basis, the factory output in April-July dropped by 0.2 per cent compared with 3.5 per cent growth in the year-ago period. The fall in the value of the pound makes British goods cheaper to export on the global market, but makes imported goods and products more expensive.

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Pakistan needs to join other nations in combating terrorism: John Kerry

Mrs Swaraj said, Pakistan should withdraw safe havens provided to LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and D-Company. Kerry's comments on Wednesday seemed to water down the remarks he made on Tuesday when he, seated beside foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, had said he had spoken to Pakistan about the need to dismantle safe havens for militant groups.

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Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) Projected EPS At $0.58 For Next Quarter

The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.00. The Company holds 116.19 million shares outstanding. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. The undervalued equity displays PEG ratio of 0 or 1. In other news, Vice Chairman Richard J.

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Britain should start European Union divorce talks soon, says Tusk

In a statement to the House of Commons before PMQs, May said negotiations with the European Union was not about getting the Norway model or the Swiss model, but developing a British model. The apparent rebuke sparked concerns ministers are "confused" and can not agree policy on leaving the EU. Announced by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and his Australian counterpart Steven Ciobo , its agenda will also include "trade policy issues of mutual interest" such as World Trade ...

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Sporting eye Cristiano Ronaldo return

What do I care what Xavi says. Confident that it already has what it takes to repeat as champion, Madrid bypassed high-profile signings after clinching its 11th European trophy a year ago, limiting its moves to players not in the starting lineup entering the new season.

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US complains of unfair government aid for Chinese farmers

VilsackUSDA: "Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: "House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE said that China's government programs provide billions in market price support for key crops to the detriment of U.S.

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Tesla's Autopilot Gets 'UFO-Avoiding' Upgrade

While being billed as an "upgrade", it appears that this is a fundamental change in how the autopilot system operates: Radar technology that was once meant to supplement the cars' cameras is now the " primary control sensor ". Also, if the driver ignores a repeated warning to keep his hands on the steering wheel, the Autopilot function will shut down and the driver will have to park and restart it.

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Fed's Brainard: Move cautiously before hiking rates

U.S. RATE WATCH: On Tuesday, Lael Brainard , an influential Fed policymaker, suggested in a speech that the risk that higher rates might derail growth was greater than the risk that lower rates might ignite inflation. That was seen as a sign the Fed will refrain from raising rates at a meeting next week. Ms Brainard spoke in Chicago on Monday, the last appearance from a Fed official ahead of the September 20-21 meeting in Washington.

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Dollar slumps ¥101.80 as hope recedes for early Fed rate hike

Europe's main stock markets struggled higher Tuesday as investors contemplated the USA interest rate outlook, after a mixed session in Asia and gains on Wall Street. Brainard was not the only Fed speaker on tap on Monday. Again, he said that the economic data of late justifies a lively conversation about whether to raise rates.

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House GOP: White House paid Iran ransom for prisoners

The lawmakers asked questions after they learned that the administration paid $400 million as Iran released four American hostages. I oppose this reckless action, just as I opposed the president's bad nuclear deal with Iran. Hensarling, R-Texas, said the payment could "put a price on the head of every tourist, soldier, airman and marine who serves or visits overseas". President Obama's administration may gave gifted Iran an extra $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments between 2015 ...

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Dollar hit as traders pull September US rate hike bets

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. US gold futures gained 0.5 percent to $1,332.10 an ounce. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 26.5 points, or 0.56 percent, on volume of 9,231 contracts. Low rates over many years have boosted stock prices as investors put their money in assets given the low returns available in bonds. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 16,729.04 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4 percent to 1,999.36 as Samsung Electronics, in ...

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HP Enterprise to close $8.8 billion software deal (HPE)

HP said it would pay $700m in one-time costs related to the separation of the assets. HPE Software's product portfolio offers solutions in categories like IT operations management, software delivery and test, enterprise security, information management and governance, and Big Data analytics.

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Hendricks, Cubs inch closer to title

Louis when he settled for a no-decision August 13 despite giving up just two runs and five hits while recording a season high-tying 12 strikeouts in seven innings. Hazelbaker's drive trimmed Chicago's lead to 4-1. Alex Wimmers (1-2) took the loss. Shane Greene (4-4) won in relief. ATHLETICS 16, ROYALS 3 Khris Davis and Marcus Semien hit three-run home runs and visiting Oakland matched a season high with 17 hits while drawing 10 walks in a rout over Kansas City.

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley blames unions for retailer's problems

The news follows a review into working practices at the chain and a grilling of owner Mike Ashley by a Commons Select Committee. Meanwhile, Keith Hellawell, the company's chairman, was asked by the board to continue in his role following his resignation over the weekend.

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Greece rejects taking in more refugees from European Union states

Greece's worldwide creditors signed an agreement with Athens last summer, approving a third bailout package worth about 86 billion euros ($97.3 billion) in exchange for highly unpopular austerity reforms, including pension cuts and tax hikes.

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New Broker Ratings For DCP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:DPM)

TheStreet upgraded Rice Midstream Partners from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on DCP Midstream Partners LP. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill anticipates that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.40 for the quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 24.2% compared to the same quarter previous year.

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Tesla (TSLA) Says Upgraded Autopilot System Could Have Prevented Florida Fatality

Following the death of a driver, Tesla has announced upcoming updates to Autopilot created to make the feature safer. At that time the vehicle driver, Joshua Brown , with #Tesla's Autopilot activated, crashed violently into a truck's trailer.

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NY settles with 4 companies to stop tracking children online

According to state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and JumpStar Games allowed third-party vendors, such as advertising companies, to track children's online activity. Messages left with press representatives for the other companies weren't immediately returned. The companies also will have to report their efforts to Schneiderman's office.

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Stocks leap as investors hope for steady interest rates

About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 18,092.47, up less than 0.1 percent. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index picked up 10 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,138. The City will also be on the look-out for any news of long-awaited partnerships with overseas firms to use the United Kingdom company's advanced retail technology.

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US Flies Nuclear Bombers Over S Korea After North's Nuke Test

Yonhap news agency, citing unidentified Seoul government sources, reported Monday there were signs the North had finished test preparations in an unused tunnel. "It's true that North Korea has perfected brinkmanship, and that they understand the relationship between a demonstration of their offensive capabilities and their ability to exploit that for concessions from the USA, from China and other countries", Nagy said.

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Dozens of Demonstrators in Sacramento Join Nationwide Protest over Dakota Access Pipeline

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the tribe's request for injunction Friday, Sept. 9, in the tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Spokespeople applied to the courts for an injunction, saying the pipeline could also affect the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's access to clean water. In their joint statement, the three US departments said they would schedule meetings with Native American leaders to discuss how the federal government can better consider the tribes' ...

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Wall Street relieved by Fed board remarks

Traders trimmed their views on the likelihood of a September rate hike to 15 percent, from 24 percent on Friday, and for a December hike to 54.5 percent from 59.2 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. Brainard's comments appear to come amid a chorus of other Federal Reserve governors who have expressed similar cautionary sentiment and urged not rushing into another interest rate hike.

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California governor signs sweeping climate bills

The new measure sets a new goal of reducing emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. "This bill preserves California's place as a global climate leader by ensuring it will reduce emissions more than any other state in the nation", Adrienne Alvord, the Western states director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a statement .

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US stocks leap as investors hope for steady interest rates

Futures traders cut the chances of a Fed rate hike at the central bank's Sept 20-21 meeting to just 15 percent from 21 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. Europe's leading Blue-chip index, EURO STOXX 50 fell 59.90 points or 1.96 percent to trade at 2,993.30. European stocks .FTEU3 ended down 1 percent, cutting an earlier loss in half.

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Turn off, swap faulty Note 7 smartphones — Samsung

Things may vary from country to country, so make sure that you double-check information relevant to your location. Samsung has acknowledged at least 35 incidents where the phone's batteries have burst into flames. How do these batteries work and why do they catch fire? . Even certain Note 7 battery suppliers are not affected by this. Here's the Note 7 checking tool for Hong Kong for example.

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Coal India net profit down 15% in Q1

During April-June, Coal India's total production rose to 125.67 million tonne from 121.35 million tonne in the corresponding period previous year. Net sales for the quarter stood at Rs17,796.05 crore, down 6.1% from Rs18,955.75 crore in the year ago period.

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Handcuffed man jumps out of police van, runs away

Fond du Lac Avenue near Custer, shortly after 1:30 a.m. A woman in Milwaukee got the surprise of her life recently while riding with her boyfriend and sister in a vehicle behind a Milwaukee Police Department prisoner transport van. The suspect was accused of a violent crime spree previous year. A criminal complaint said in December 2015, the suspect stole a vehicle on Milwaukee's east side and held the driver at gunpoint.

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IPhone 7 pre-sales are through the roof

According to Apple , the iPhone 7 features "an entirely re engineered enclosure" that will result in a "water resistant iPhone offering protection like never before against spills, splashes and dust". Klutho got the chance to use a pre-release iPhone 7 Plus during the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings football game, and BGR reports that what Klutho managed to capture using Apple's new flagship phablet are "downright mesmerizing" snaps.


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