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Phelps increases medal count to 28

While Michael Phelps having a whopping number of 22 Golds is looking for another medal before the swimming tournament ends, Joseph Schooling beat his hero in the 100-meter butterfly at the Games. That's why I came back after "12; I didn't want to have any 'what ifs" in 20 years. This was only the fifth of Phelps' 27 Olympic medals that have not been gold.

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Rickie Fowler shoots 7-under in Rio, gets close to Olympic contention

The players seem to be excited about playing, the best in the field are finding their way into medal contention and some lesser known players are taking advantage of an opportunity to make a name for themselves on an global stage. The trip was taking so long I was convinced all the golfers would be gone by the time we arrived, forcing me to start rooting for the windows of the bus to be shattered by anything - gunfire, a rock, shrapnel from an exploding toilet - just so I'd have something to ...

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The Clintons earn most of their money from paid speeches

Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party", Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James Thessin in January 2009. Over 60% of the Clintons' $10.6 million income comes from speeches. The Gilbert Chagoury referred to in the emails is a billionaire businessman in Nigeria who has been at the center of a number of investigations and was convicted by Swiss authorities in 2000 for money laundering .

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Amid flagging sales, Macy's to shutter 100 stores

The iconic retailer didn't give actual information on the stores and location that will be closed down, but he was sure that 10%of the Macy's stores would be closed by early next year. She said more details from the conference call should boost investor sentiment. Elements of that renovation will be incorporated across other stores, Metrick said.

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Headwinds Drive Crude Oil Back Near $40

International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $46.20 per barrel at 0047 GMT, up 16 cents, or 0.35 percent, from their last close and not far off their $46.30 monthly high reached in the previous session. USA crude oil inventories were 12.9% more than in the same week in 2015. But then, the OPEC meeting scheduled for next month might yield a few pointers on the way to go in dealing with global oil glut and falling oil prices - in the face of declined demands.

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Stocks Close Mixed as Crude Enjoys Best Weekly Gain Since April

Industrial and drilling companies were among the biggest decliners. In macro-data released, the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight a more robust labor market.

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Alleged ISIL supporter planned attack in Canada

Police said they were tipped off by US authorities, who provided a screen shot of the masked suspect threatening a terrorist attack early Wednesday. "You will pay for everything you brought against us". Published reports at the time suggested Driver posted messages on social media that praised terrorist activities, including the attack on Parliament Hill in October 2014 by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

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Some clauses in GST Bill depart from Committee decision:Isaac

He said that while the Centre would take steps for enactment of CGST and IGST Act, the states would enact SGST Act. Despite the fact that AP would lose badly with GST, Yanamala said that TDP has supported the bill considering the larger interests of the country.

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Bomb attacks kill, injure dozens in southern Turkey

In the first attack, a handmade roadside explosive was detonated by PKK terrorist group as a police vehicle was passing by in Kiziltepe district of southeastern Mardin province, a security source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

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Neck surgery may have ended Prince Fielder's career

The stout first baseman had played at least 157 games every year since 2006, and appeared in 809 of 810 possible games the previous five seasons before joining the Rangers. "It's been a struggle this year, and for her to stay positive, always, no matter what". She wouldn't let me get down at the house, she wouldn't let me mope, she would never let me feel any less about myself than I should.

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Donald Trump now says he was being sarcastic about Obama founding ISIS

The Trump campaign dismissed Clinton's action, saying: "This document release is nothing more than an attempt at distraction and misdirection" from controversy about her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. To date there has been no indication whether Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, will release his returns. "Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency", said a Clinton campaign spokeswoman, who called on Trump to ...

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US stocks slip in midday; retail sales spending lackluster

Morgan Private Bank in Palm Beach Florida. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37.39 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,495.66. The S&P 500 index added 10 points, or 0.5%, to 2,186. The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSE: SLV) fell 1.04 percent to $18.96. The stock added 61 cents, or 6.1 percent, to $10.55. Traders sought shade from SunPower after the solar products and service company tumbled 30.2 percent.

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Macy's to close 100 stores; not known if Lima on the list

Macy's employed 157,900 full-time and part-time workers at the end of January. The banner also revealed plans to invest in improvements in existing stores and digital platforms. The Macy's corporation includes 880 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico operating under the Macy's , Bloomingdale's, Bloomingdale's Outlet, Macy's Backstage and Bluemercury monikers as well as the websites associated with them.

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Eying Georgia and Arizona, Clinton campaign looks to narrow Trump's path

I still am a staunch Sanders supporter. So puuuhleeeze - let's not let the corporate-connected Democratic Party powers-that-be convince us that they're too powerful, too entrenched, or even too corrupt for us to beat them next time around.

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Valeant is leaping after reporting mixed earnings

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Trust Co Of Vermont's portfolio.Cutler Group Lp reduced its stake in VRX by selling 15,324 shares or 9.24% in the most recent quarter. Valeant earned $1.40 per share, missing investigators' average evaluation of $1.48. Shares in the company added 9% premarket to $24.48. Following the release of the earnings report, the stock was up 6.6% at $23.93 in early trading indications on Tuesday.

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China pulls rug from United Nations condemnation of North's launch

The council last adopted a statement condemning North Korea for two medium-range missile tests on June 23. US Ambassador Samantha Power called for a "strong, swift response from the Security Council" following an emergency meeting last week to discuss the latest missile test.

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Grant County confirms first case of Zika

The health emergency declaration allows Puerto Rico to apply for more federal resources to help fight the outbreak on the island. "This administration is committed to meeting the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico with the necessary urgency", she said in a statement, without providing further details about the type of support it may provide.

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The Clintons Release Their Tax Returns, Made $10.6 Million in 2015

A lower income would undermine his image as a successful businessman. Clinton once called the TPP the "gold standard" of trade deals when she served as Obama's secretary of state, but she announced her opposition to the deal past year, saying it did not meet her standard for creating jobs, raising wages and protecting national security.

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United Kingdom central bank launches stimulus to counter Brexit jitters

ING says a cut to around 0.05 percent to 0.10 percent could happen in November. British Minister of Finance Philip Hammond welcomed the rate cut and said he and BOE Governor Mark Carney had "the tools we need to support the economy as we begin this new chapter and address the challenges ahead".

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Three major indexes end at records for 1st time since 1999

At 0.23, the buy/sell ratio is about one-third of what it was in February and last August, and compares with an average of 0.69 over nearly three decades. West Texas Intermediate for September delivery climbed 4.3 percent to settle at $43.49 a barrel in NY. Moreover, investors digested a number of earnings results from companies including Perrigo, JD.com and Disney.

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'We need to get back to building,' Clinton tells MI audience

The documents show that she and husband, former President Bill Clinton paid approximately one third of their income to Uncle Sam. Clinton has endorsed a rule named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett that would ensure those making more than $1 million a year pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.

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Simone Biles nabs all-around gymnastics gold medal at Rio Olympics

She has competed in 15 all-around competitions domestically and internationally as a senior. Cullen Jones was the best known, having won two golds and two silvers at the last two Olympics. In 2010, she experienced a turning point, being chosen for USA Swimming's diversity select camp, where she met other talented minorities. She hadn't been one of the junior stars that had been lauded as the next big thing in U.S.

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Census Meltdown: hacks and website crashes - will you be fined?

The ABS had estimated that two thirds of Australians would fill out the census online this year, rather than on paper. "The good thing is that no data has been lost". "If we don't get an accurate snapshot on census night, we can't allocate resources properly". The ABS Census account tweeted at 8:30 p.m.

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Wall Street hits new record highs

A stock market rally since late June has pushed the S&P 500 index up 7.0 per cent in 2016, helped by better-than-expected quarterly earnings and low interest rates, but some investors are anxious about high valuations. It was the ninth record for the S&P 500 this year and the eighth for the Dow Jones Industrial Average - a turnaround from the start of the year, when global markets tumbled.

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Simone Manuel laments police brutality after historic Olympic win

She became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal for swimming in the Olympics. The latest Olympian to add another gold to the United States's increasing medal count was swimmer 20-year-old Simone Manuel . "I went in there and swam as fast as I could". "It challenges me academically and athletically, and socially I get to be around such different people, though we also have something in common by being here", Manuel told USA Swimming about attending Stanford.

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Zika virus discovered in Monroe County

Scott, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip held a conference call with the state's superintendents Thursday afternoon, to update them on the state's Zika response and encourage them to develop working relationships with their local health departments .

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Boy at center of infant's death could have lifelong issues

The boy told her about the baby's condition, yet she ran another errand, before returning home. Investigators were set to follow up with Steele on August 1 after the baby was released, but she rescheduled the appointment for this Wednesday - two days after the girl would die.

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Swimmer Simone Manuel Makes History At 2016 Olympics + Celebrities React To Victory

Biles has won three. Whatever Simone Biles' future is after these Olympics , her longtime coach doesn't expect an answer soon. In 2013, when Italian Gymnastics Federation official David Ciaralli tried to defend racist comments by Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito directed towards Simone Biles, he instead expanded the bigotry to swimming.

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India Holds Rate in Rajan's Last Meeting in Charge

To underline this Dr Rajan kept the GDP growth rate at 7.6 per cent for 2016-17. India's rockstar Reserve Bank of India Governor, Raghuram Rajan, delivered his last Monetary Policy on Tuesday with the same finesse and professionalism with which he has held office over the past three years.

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Clinton, Kaine release tax returns

While technically anyone making more than $415,000 per year is subject to a 39.6 percent tax rate, there are a wide array of tax breaks that allow them to lower that rate substantially, often well below the rates paid by middle-income earners.

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Raghuram Rajan sees red on bankers' reluctance to pass on cheap money

Addressing the media at the third BI-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17, Rajan chose to keep the policy repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 percent, while the CRR of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.0 percent of net demand and time liabilities.

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Turbulence leaves 24 injured on JetBlue flight

Cox said the "very best thing" that passengers can do to enhance their safety is to keep their seat belts fastened during flight. As if you needed another reason to stay on the ground this week, a JetBlue plane flying from Boston to Sacramento Thursday night hit such bad turbulence that passengers were launched out of their seats, the Washington Post reports .

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Skydiver falls 25000 feet without a chute

While finding new substitutes would have been extremely hard, it was decided that Aikins will wear a chute in order to perform his jump. One of them was having a camera and the second skydiver trailed smoke so that the people on the ground could follow his free fall.The third skydiver took an oxygen canister from Aikins after they got to an altitude where it was no more required.

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Wall Street open sharply higher on strong data, earnings report

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.2% to finish at 18,496 points and the S&P 500 lost 0.29%, to 2,175 points. The S&P 500 index added 0.5 percent to 2,185.79, up 0.13 percent the high it set on Friday. and Bloomberg show. David Hussey, Head of European Equities, Manulife Asset Management discusses his outlook for stocks as the pan-European STOXX 600 index recovers all of its post-Brexit losses.

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Turkey blames wave of police, soldier attacks on Kurdish rebels

The attacks, which came on the heels of a failed military coup that threatened to topple Turkey's government, were aimed at police and soldiers in the largely Kurdish region. This news story is related to Latest/141552-Two-PKK-bomb-attacks-kill-seven-in-Turkey/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. Anadolu Agency says the attack occurred on a road near the southern Turkish town of Kiziltepe.


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