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Do San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick's practice socks disrespect police?

He told NFL.com's Steve Wyche that he would not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color ". Cops are getting paid leave for killing people. Amid the criticism over his protest, many veterans this week used the Twitter hashtag #VeteransforKaepernick , saying that they are behind the player's right to express himself.

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Canadian and his wife, hostages in Afghanistan, plead for lives in video

In Washington, State Department spokesman John Kirby said USA officials were aware of the video and were examining it "for its validity". Caitlan Coleman , who has given birth to two boys in captivity, said her captors are threatening to kill her family if Afghan prisoners are put to death by the government.

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Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant

According to diplomats, Beijing would like to focus on laying out a broad strategy for global growth, but talks are likely to be dominated by arguments from South China Sea dispute to protectionism policies. "They feel like they have to be tougher in front of their own constituencies", Wuttke told Reuters. On the sidelines, Mr Turnbull will hold a number of bilateral meetings to discuss issues ranging from the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Australia's interest in free ...

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Dollar gives up gains, jobs data in focus

Now that Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Stanley Fischer has made it clear the central bank's employment mandate has almost been met, a solid set of data on the job market in August, due on Friday, could make a September interest rate rise look more likely than anyone now expects.

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Pope welcomes deal with Colombian rebels

The conflict has claimed more than 220,000 lives and displaced millions of others. But the question was already raising some eyebrows because it does not mention the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by name. The deal is opposed by two former Colombian presidents, including popular right-wing hardliner Alvaro Uribe. For the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, the goals were simple; end the war without giving away too much.

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Parent: Teacher threw daughter's shoes into the trash

The teacher threw away Taraji Edwards' sandals as a punishment after losing her patience with the girl, who had been repeatedly asked to stop messing with them in class. They apologized to the family but did not promise that if Taraji returned, she would not interact or see her former teacher. "[She said, ] 'The children laughed at me and made fun of me for my shoes being dirty and smelly".

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Manufacturing sector grows at fastest clip in 13 months

Indian manufacturing activity rose to a 13-month-high in August, driven by a pickup in both foreign and domestic demand, according to a private sector survey. The New Zealand dollar rose to 96.42 Australian cents from 96.13 cents late yesterday. AUD/USD is supported around 0.7490 levels and now trading at 0.7551 levels.

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Urjit Patel Set To Be The New RBI Governor

The Ministry of Finance said, "He will replace the present RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan". Till the government appoints a replacement for Patel as the deputy governor , it will have to appoint one among the three DG - R Gandhi, SS Mundra and NS Vishwanathan - to oversee the critical monetary policy aspect in the interim.

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BJP says Maharashtra irrigation tender process needs to be transparent

Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government on Tuesday scrapped irrigation project tenders worth Rs 6,000 crore that are under the scanner of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with the state's multi-crore irrigation scam. The state government would go for retendering of these projects, said government officials. The project was first granted administrative approval on November 1, 2007 at a cost of Rs.

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Dollar hits one-month high vs yen on Fed rate hike bets

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said early on Tuesday that the United States job market is close to full strength and it is impossible to say whether the next interest rate hike would be "one and done", according to media reports. "But the scene is set for the summer calm to be interrupted by much Fed speculation along with an increased focus on the USA presidential election".

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Enbridge announces withdrawl of applications for Sandpiper Pipeline in ND, MN

They cited market conditions and other factors. Please click the button below to manage your account. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. Sandpiper had been delayed by regulatory hurdles in Minnesota, the company said earlier this year. But Maki said the project is not dead and could be revived.

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Reliance Jio Tariff Plans Are The Nightmare For Its Competitors |…

Following the same, Reliance has come up with 7 attractive and super affordable tariff plans for the users. The company said that it is using this time period to fine-tune its services as well as for resolution of interconnection and mobile number portability related issues that it has faced with several other operators.

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III Apparel shares tumble as earnings miss, company lowers outlook

Analysts estimated a revenue of $484.85M. Apex Capital Management boosted its stake in G-III Apparel Group by 19.3% in the first quarter. Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon.

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Florida Braces For "Life-Threatening" Hurricane Hermine

Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Hermine will move across SC right down I-95. The Big Island and Maui County remain under a tropical storm warning , though the storm is weakening , with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Hermine was upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane earlier Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. By Thursday evening, the normally wide, sugar-sand beach on Treasure Island was entirely covered in water.

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Florida cash: What Clinton and Trump have raised so far

If it were not for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, who has repeatedly failed not only to explain the exact role of the Clinton Foundation but also to turn over 15,000 private emails from her time as secretary as state, would be the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern American history.

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Over 30 activists arrested over Dakota oil pipeline protests

A United Nations body has criticized the USA government for not properly consulting with Indian tribes on a cross-country pipeline project, saying not involving tribes in the decision violates their human rights. "The fact that they're unifying is really setting an example for what people should do across lines", says Albuquerque-based Navajo artist Vanessa Bowen (creator of the "Make America Native Again" hat), who also traveled north to document the protest.

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Pakistan aware of 'nefarious designs' of enemies: Gen Raheel Sharif

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday inaugurated a string of development projects for Balochistan including a dam, Gwadar Free Zone, Business Complex and a University, all aimed at mainstreaming the country's remotest areas. He said the hard days were over and the future would be far better than the past. He said through infrastructure projects, traffic from Gwadar will go to China and from China to Gwadar.

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Jersey Shore under tropical storm watch

The National Hurricane Center on Thursday upgraded Hermine from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 miles per hour. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... Across the Florida line in south Georgia, about a dozen people had already showed up by Thursday evening at a Red Cross shelter that opened at a city auditorium in Valdosta that's normally used for banquets and gospel concerts.

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Millbrae BART Commuters: 'Perks' Program Launched Offering Cash Rewards

The idea is to reduce crowding on trains. Interestingly, you don't actually have to ride BART to get points - BART will grant 250 points (that's 25 "spins") to people who write in and request them (see the user agreement for details). "The capacity constraint in the Transbay corridor is urgent and BART Perks is an innovative and cost-effective way to address crowding in the near term as we work on longer-term solutions".

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Mylan, Company Behind EpiPen, Fought to Keep Cheaper Generic Off Market: Documents

Mylan's shares were up about 2 percent at $43.90 in premarket trading. The maker of EpiPen tried to cool Congress' ire over the skyrocketing cost of its life-saving injector by offering discounts and an in-house generic version, but lawmakers only appear to be turning up the heat.

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Hurricane Hermine gains strength as it barrels towards Florida coast

The surge of ocean water could be as high as 9 feet above normal levels, forecasters said, as authorities warned its effect was not limited to Florida. Residents took shelter overnight as it bore down on the region, some boarding up windows and filling sandbags to keep water away. The biggest concern for people with homes near the water is the storm surge .

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India's manufacturing PMI rises to 52.6 in August

Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply said the manufacturing PMI rose to a 10-month high of 53.3 from a 41-month low of 48.3 in July, making biggest month-on-month rise in the index's history, according to Capital Economics.

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India names new governor of central bank

The comments come after RBI deputy governor Urjit Patel on August 17 won a promotion to run the central bank with a mandate to cement the bank's commitment on keeping inflation low. "I think having a governor who knows the system and continues with some of the policies and can attend to the imperatives of the growth and the de-risking of the economy to me makes a very good choice and this is a very good decision by the Government of India", he added.

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M20 reopens with half a bridge

Motorists are facing mounting misery after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the M20 closing the motorway in both directions. South East Coast Ambulance Service said a motorcyclist aged in their 50s had been taken to hospital in Tunbridge Wells with suspected broken ribs.

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Generic EpiPen? Mylan finds one more way to game the system

Joshua Sharfstein, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, called the plan to release a generic version of the EpiPen a face-saving move by the company. It doubled the limit for eligibility for its patient assistance program, so a family of four making up to $97,200 would pay nothing out of pocket. In fact, Mylan could stand to make more off the $300 generic than their original product.

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Clinton to pause campaign on September 11

And John Podesta, her campaign chairman, said in a statement: "It turns out Trump didn't just choke, he got beat in the room and lied about it". Hillary Clinton has spent much of the past month fundraising, and new numbers show that her efforts yielded a huge cash haul in the month of August.

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News site Gawker.com to shut down next week!

Nick Denton informed current staffers on Thursday that he would be ending his time in the "news and gossip business" but gave hope for "a second act" for the site in the future. The decision to close the site eliminates any lingering controversy for its would-be new owner, which is awaiting a bankruptcy court's approval of the purchase.

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Gold Falls to Lowest Level Since Brexit

The dollar wavered against the yen and euro on September 1, its advance put on hold ahead of the closely-watched U.S. non-farm jobs report on September 2 which is expected to shape the market's near-term interest rate expectations. At the conference, central bank Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the case for tightening monetary policy had strengthened. Wall Street was set to open little changed on Tuesday as investors looked for catalysts to drive markets with one eye on clues for the ...

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Cowboys put QB Kellen Moore on season-ending injured list

When the Cowboys drafted Mississippi State's Dak Prescott in the fourth round of April's NFL Draft, the signal caller was viewed as more of a project than Romo's heir apparent. The NFC East looks weak, but it looked weak last season as well. "We are here to win games". "They like to see rookies coming in with a lot of confidence and just work their butts off".

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Tesla confirms 100-kWh battery, 0-60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds

With the P100D battery, the Model X will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and have a driving range of up to 289 miles. The average Tesla was giving around 180-200 miles per charge on a big battery up till now. Tesla says the latest version of its Model S electric vehicle is the quickest production auto in the world from zero to 100km/h. "It's quite a historical milestone that the fastest vehicle in the world of any kind is electric".

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Lines That Defined Trump's Immigration Speech

Trump tried to clarify confusion about immigration, his signature policy issue, in a speech on Wednesday. Trump pretended like he hadn't seen or heard that one, insisting in his immigration speech Wednesday night in Arizona that Mexico will pay for the wall, "100 percent".

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Hermine becomes a hurricane

Hermine strengthened to a hurricane Thursday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico as the storm moved closer to Florida. As of Thursday, the storm's projected track showed it crossing the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia before blasting up both Carolina coasts and into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Clinton Camp Invades Red State Arizona With Major Ad Buy

What was it - a week ago? - when we were being told the election was already over and we might as well just go ahead and inaugurate Hillary right now, since there was no chance Trump could possibly make up his massive deficit in the polls? "That'll be for a later date".

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U.S. stocks inch lower despite solid jobs data

Wall Street shares dipped lower on the final trading day of August, a month that has been void of market scares, as traders look ahead to a key jobs report Friday and a Federal Reseve decision on interest rates in late September. Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren said the US central bank was nearing its employment and inflation rate goals, adding that rate hikes could shield the economy from risks.

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Florida: 'life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine moves nearer

A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. The entire East Coast, including the NY area, is expected to feel the effects of the hurricane as well. Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties as Tropical Storm Hermine heads toward Florida's Gulf Coast. According to Accuweather.com , meteorologists expect the storm to make landfall north of Tampa late Thursday night into early Friday morning, prompting Florida Governor Rick Scott ...


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