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Donnelly supports Gorsuch for U.S

Donnelly, a Democrat, announced his decision on Sunday, calling Gorsuch "a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers". Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN said he would vote IN favor of Judge Gorsuch's confirmation while Sen. McConnell declined to say if he had sufficient support among his fellow Republicans to change the Senate's rules.

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Defense OK despite Brexit — EU foreign chief

A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to EU leaders, formally asking the union to implement the start of exit talks and ending a relationship that had lasted for 44 years. Johnson, speaking in Brussels upon arriving for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, said he has had good feedback from European Union partners since Britain formally announced Wednesday that it would be leaving the European Union, despite worries on both sides of the Channel about Brexit.

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Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy S8, Get a Free Gear VR

According to The Verge , the Galaxy S8 will be able to capture eight-megapixel photos with an f/1.7 lens with auto-focus capabilities, have fast face scanning recognition, the ability to give its owners a "desktop experience", called DeX.

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NY Fed's Dudley Says More Rate Hikes Are 'Reasonable'

The government delayed the issuing of tax refunds this year as part of efforts to combat fraud. Economists polled by MarketWatch has forecast 0.2% gain in spending. The US Federal Reserve's policy target for inflation is for core PCE inflation at or about 2.0% on a sustained basis. Purchases of durable goods, which include automobiles, also fell 0.1 percent after adjusting for inflation.

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McConnell, Schumer square off ahead of Gorsuch votes

Republicans have 52 seats in the Senate, and thus far two Democrats have announced they will vote for Gorsuch: Sens. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who helped end use of the filibuster for non-Supreme Court nominees in 2013, said he believes that Gorsuch will not obtain 60 votes.

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Jared Kushner visits Iraq

Kushner was invited by Dunford to travel with him to the Middle East. Kushner's West Wing portfolio is robust. In addition to other duties across the administration, he has been tasked with the role of Middle East peace envoy. Officials have indicated that the approach is unlikely to depart radically from the Obama administration's strategy, at least with regard to ongoing efforts in Iraq and Syria.

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Unsold BS III Stock: Heavy Discounting Begins As April Deadline Looms

HMSI dealers across major cities confirm that all variants of its BS-III Honda Activa scooter have been sold out. The dealership community was hoping for some relief in the form of more time to sell their stocks, but the court quashed all such hopes.

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Bombardier Executive Chairman Beaudoin to see fall in 2016 pay

Executive payouts at Quebec-based Bombardier have stoked public anger in its home province as the maker of planes and trains boosted 2016 compensation nearly 50 percent after receiving $1 billion in taxpayer aid and announcing plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs.

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Google apologises for ads next to extremist videos

The company also said that it would appoint more staff and hasten the process of removing ads from hateful and offensive content . As hundreds of brands in the United Kingdom including HSBC, Toyota, and the British government pulled their ads, Google announced new tools that will let advertisers avoid displaying their messages next to hate speech on the platform.

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Democrat Donnelly to support Trump pick for US Supreme Court

John Cornyn, R-Texas, who said he is confident Gorsuch will be confirmed. His nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court though, is hanging by a thread. Republicans already have three Democrats who will vote with them to end the filibuster, so they need five more of the remaining eight undecided Democrats - as of Sunday - to do the same and reach that 60 number.

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United States to deal with North Korea if China does not, says Trump

The long-anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is finally set to take place this Thursday to Friday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. "Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". The comments from Yang, who is the main official organising the summit from China's side, came after Trump delivered tough messages ahead of his meeting with Xi.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched

Marin says that "as more super widescreen Android devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, become available, you'll have more opportunities to display more content and create more engaging experiences with your app". People have had a lot of time to consider their options, as pretty much the only thing that hadn't leaked well in advance was the price. "And it's easy to hold in one hand".

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Indiana Democrat to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

She said she was disappointed with many of Gorsuch's answers at the hearing and felt he wasn't forthcoming enough. "With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and the votes of citizens", Tester said.

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European Union will not hold Brexit summit until end of April

Under the two-year Article 50 process that would make Brexit day 29 March 2019. Therefore we must do everything we can to make sure the process of divorce is the least painful for the EU. "We are the on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation". EU leaders will then have around a month to consider the response before coming together at the extraordinary summit in April to agree their position and give European Commission chief negotiator Michel ...

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It's been a tough season, says Leicester's Demerai Gray

This result means that with two more games to play before their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, the Midlands club could be all but safe from relegation before the next chapter of their European adventure. Stoke have now kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League away games (won one, drew one, lost six). - Danny Simpson assisted both of Leicester's goals, while his only other assist in the competition came in his first Premier League appearance ...

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Trump Executive Order May Roll Back Military's Climate Policies

The plight of the coal industry is more a function of changing energy markets and increased demand for natural gas than anything else. For when it comes to implementing climate denial, President Trump's bark will prove to be worse than his bite.

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North Dakota's US lawmakers support Keystone XL permit

In a statement Friday morning, Governor Pete Ricketts voiced his support for the approval of the project, touting the potential benefits for Nebraska. Both projects had drawn massive protests and had been stalled by the Obama administration. "Or woman", U.S. President Donald Trump said in the White House on Friday as he read from notes on his desk.

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What the internet privacy rule changes mean for you

Requiring the service providers to adhere to FCC rules put them at a disadvantage to companies such as Facebook (FB) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), which only had to adhere to the FTC regulations. According to the Federal Trade Commission's guidelines - which Comcast has pledged to abide by - browsing history is not always considered "sensitive" information, though privacy experts say it can contain revealing information about our financial, political, religious, sexual, medical, ...

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Exit Procedure Begins From 29th March For Britain From EU

Theresa May has promised to "negotiate hard" for the best possible deal for Britain as it leaves the European Union, as it was announced that she will trigger the beginning of formal withdrawal talks on March 29. Mrs May's European counterparts had urged her to avoid triggering Article 50 at the same time as the Treaty of Rome celebrations on 25 March. "Guaranteeing their rights as European citizens, in the long term, will be our absolute priority from the very start of the ...

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House intelligence panel chair cancels public session on Russia

Adam Schiff, D-Calif., quoted from the dossier in his opening statement. The Democratic call comes on the heels of recent dramatic events in which Rep. U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol, March 24. Schiff refused to say whether he thought Nunes should step down from his position, telling reporters, "What's really involved here is the cancellation of this open hearing and the rest is created to ...

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Mike Pence Votes to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Resolution 43, to the floor. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted no and forced GOP leaders to call on Vice President Pence to cast the deciding vote . "Rather, it merely empowers states over a Washington knows best mentality", said Sen. Susan Collins-R ME and Sen. "This vote is consistent with the Senator's long-held belief that men and women should have access to the family planning and reproductive health services they need, including cancer tests and health ...

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The EPA Approves the Continued Use of a Harmful Chemical in Pesticides

This decision could keep the EPA from reconsidering chlorpyrifos' status until 2022. "Dow AgroSciences remains confident that authorized uses of chlorpyrifos products offer wide margins of protection for human health and safety", the company said in a statement .

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Trump executive orders tackle trade abuses ahead of meeting with Chinese president

Donald Trump is expected to sign Executive Orders today, to launch a study into these alleged unfair practices and perhaps ordering the collection of duties from countries identified as selling products into the United States at low prices.

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European Union outlines tough Brexit negotiation guidelines

A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to EU leaders, formally asking the union to implement the start of exit talks and ending a relationship that had lasted for 44 years. The draft says the EU's overall objective is "to preserve its interests, those of its member states, its citizens and its businesses". Businesses big and small are unsure how they will trade across the new EU-U.K.

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Commodities Round-up: Oil prices tumble amid as USA production continues to increase

Plus, reducing supply did not increase oil prices. London-based Barclays bank offered a more upbeat assessment, saying the latest oil price weakness would not last into the second quarter. Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih was reportedly already "fed up" with Iraq (and Russia's) non-compliance with the deal, and he apparently spoke privately to his Iraqi counterpart in Houston at the CERAWeek Conference and "expressed his frustration with their slow progress", according to the WSJ .

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United Kingdom parliament attacker Khalid Masood acted alone: Scotland Yard

A family, who live next door, said Masood used to come wearing Islamic dress and take their neighbours' children to mosque although they did not know where. It said in a statement: "During his time in Saudi Arabia, Khalid Masood did not appear on the security services' radar and does not have a criminal record in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

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US will act unilaterally on North Korea if necessary

President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. Following that country's early March missile tests, which came provocatively close to Japan, the U.S. leader emphasized his administration's commitment to "deter and defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles using the full range of United States military capabilities".

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Trump's EPA chief lifts ban on pesticide that poisons children

While the study was going on, the ban on indoor uses of chlorpyrifos came into effect. But when those exposures are combined with estimated exposure from drinking water in certain watersheds, "EPA can not conclude that the risk from aggregate exposure meets the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act safety standard", it said.

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US gives final approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Rep. Kristi Noem and Gov. Dennis Daugaard also voiced their support for the decision, citing energy efficiency and economic benefits. Once the construction is complete, the project will require approximately 50 total employees in the USA, 35 permanent employees and 15 temporary contractors, according to the report.

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China, EU reaffirm climate pledges after Trump backs away

Joe Manchin, in a statement, called Trump's order a "positive step" towards preventing the loss of more jobs and raising electric bills. On Tuesday, Trump issued an executive order entitled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" that aimed to eliminate any Barack Obama-era energy regulations.

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Trump forgets to sign executive orders at executive order signing ceremony

First, I'm signing an executive order to ensure that we fully collect all duties imposed on foreign importers that cheat. Reading out the list of countries with which the USA has significant trade deficit, Ross also named India down the line with a trade deficit of Dollars 24 billion.

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Slumping oil is set to become worst-performing asset in first quarter

Saudi Arabia is eyeing oil at $60 barrel this year, a comfortable price for many OPEC members, but probably not high enough to encourage US shale producers to significantly increase their rig counts. Oil prices closed back above $50 a barrel, potentially negating the downside break down we saw in early March. Futures in NY were little changed after rising 2.4 percent Wednesday, when USA government data showed that gasoline inventories dropped more than expected.

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Oil prices decline on rising U.S. stockpiles

Futures lost as much as 1.6% in NY after gaining 0.6% last week. Saudi Arabia pledged to cut production to 10.058 million barrels a day under the deal. Brent for May settlement fell 8 cents to $50.56 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Libya's Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports will restart shipping oil in one week to 10 days, Jadalla Alaokali, a board member at National Oil Corp., said by phone.

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EPA Denies Petition to Remove Chlorpyrifos from the Market

The EPA earlier did an assessment showing dietary and drinking water risks for the current uses of chlorpyrifos, but opted to review the science addressing neurodevelopmental effects of chlorpyrifos as part of the ongoing registration review and complete its assessment by the statutory deadline of October 1, 2022 .

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Australian chilled beef exporters to get better access to China

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will host a special lunch for Mr Li in the Great Hall at Parliament House on Thursday before bilateral talks on Friday. Activist Nurmuhammad Majid said East Turkestan, an ethnic Uyghur separatist movement in western China, had been occupied by the Chinese government since 1949 and Tibet since 1951.


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