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McConnell claims to have support for 'nuclear option'

Republicans went to the Senate floor to say Gorsuch, a conservative Colorado-based federal appeals court judge , is "well qualified", an "intellectual heavyweight" and "always true to the law". "It's nearly as though there's a script written, and when control of the Senate changes, they just switch scripts", says Barber. "I hope, I just hope, at the end of the day we can resurrect what this institution was all about".

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President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections

The vote went along straight partisan lines with the vast majority of Republicans voting to repeal the rules and the Democrats voting against. Providers would also have been required to notify customers about the types of information collected and shared.

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Passage of GST Bills a milestone in economic history: FinMin

March 30 (ANI): With the Lok Sabha passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill yesterday, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that it will see if the Bill benefits the rural and middle class sections of the society as they do not want public to suffer.

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PM Narendra Modi In Jammu And Kashmir Inaugurates India's Longest Road Tunnel

Referring to the stone-pelting incidents, Modi said: "Some misguided youngsters are pelting stones but see here, youth of Kashmir are using the same stones to build infrastructure". While the Congress sought recognition for initiating the project, separatists called for a shutdown in Srinagar. "It will also help boost tourism", the PMO said.

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Din in Rajya Sabha over EVM tampering

Congress and SP members gave as many as four notices under rule 267 seeking suspension of business to take up the issue, which the treasury benches vehemently opposed. On March 22, Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel had demanded the use of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system in Gujarat and Himachal where elections are due later this year.

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S. Africa's former deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas resigns

South Africa's rand fell Monday after Standard & Poor's, an global credit ratings agency, lowered the country to below investment grade, citing political instability and threats to economic growth. This measure was taken after president Zuma sent part of his cabinet home last week. The SACP has also called on Mr Zuma to go. The rating agency Standard and Poor's meanwhile announced that it had lowered its ratings on five South Africa-based banks and two related holding companies.

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'Shunglu Committee exposed misuse of the public money by AAP'

Shunglu Committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V.K. Shunglu, was formed by Jung after Delhi High Court gave primacy to the LG in Delhi administrative affairs in August a year ago. Ms Sitaraman has asked Mr Kejriwal to answer questions that are raised by the report. Shunglu Committee has also raised questions on the appointment made under co-terminus basis, appointments of consultants and contractual appointments without following procedures.

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Philippines: 5.4 magnitude quake rocks Batangas causing damage to churches

The two strongest aftershocks as of posting - a magnitude 4.8 at 11:13 pm on Tuesday, and a magnitude 4.9 at 12:49 am on Wednesday. Batangas Provincial Governor Hermilando Mandanas said that the initial inspections reveal over Php18 million (roughly $360,000) worth of damages on infrastructures, including those which were incurred by the Batangas Provincial Capitol building, Rappler reports .

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Oil prices hold after Monday's pullback

U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices were up 4 cents at $50.28 a barrel. US stocks opened flat on Monday, the first trading day of the second quarter, with investors awaiting President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.

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Tornado watch issued for Central Kentucky

Meanwhile, another suspected tornado damaged multiple homes in Walton County, northeast of Atlanta, it said. There also were multiple school closings in Alabama and many early dismissals in SC. People are using social media to post photos of hail that hit the area. Nearly 4 inches fell in a 24-hour period, the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City said.

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Kerala: UDF, BJP call for 'bandh' for manhandling Jishnu Pranoy's mother

According to local TV reports , she has been running from pillar to post, seeking justice and asking the police to arrest the accused. In the ensuing melee, Mahija fell. The visuals from the incident are absolutely horrifying, and his family allege that there was a police conspiracy behind the brutal action taken against them.

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Miton Group PLC (MGR) Announces Dividend of GBX 1

The broker said it has now set a "Underperform" rating on shares of ASOS Plc with a price target of 5300. Shares of Petards Group plc (LON:PEG) opened at 31.0001 on Monday. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Standard Life Plc (SL) Given New GBX 320 Price Target at Royal Bank of Canada" was reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem.

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Uber resumes self-driving program in Tempe, Pittsburgh after crash

The accident took place last Friday when one of the company's self-driving Volvo SUVs flipped onto its side causing a collision in Tempe, Arizona. A human-driven vehicle " failed to yield " to an Uber vehicle while making a turn in Tempe, Arizona , said Josie Montenegro, a spokeswoman for the city's police department.

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White House: Trump Will Sign Repeal Of Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

So if President Donald Trump signs the measure, as the White House has indicated he will, the status quo will remain. The vote is part of an extensive effort that Republicans have undertaken to void an array of regulations issued during the final months of Democratic President Barack Obama's tenure.

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After takeover bid, Unilever announces major restructuring

The group said it would speed up a cost-savings plan, targeting a 20 per cent underlying operating margin, before restructuring, by 2020, up from 15.3 per cent in 2016. To reduce costs it embraced zero-based budgeting, under which individual expenses are reviewed during each accounting period rather than rolled over.

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Keuchel, Correa lead Astros over Mariners 3-0

The 30-year-old, the 2010 AL Cy Young victor, reported to camp in better shape after dealing with injuries and seeing his velocity dip last year when he went 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA. They are 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position to start the season. I guess that's a little different, but it's more of maturity. I was afraid they overpaid for a guy coming off a once-in-a-career type of season.

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SpaceX Launches And Lands The First Recycled Orbital Rocket Ever

Approximately 32 minutes after launch the rocket will separate from the satellite and begin its descent. SpaceX spent four months to refurbish the rocket that was used in today's re-flight, but has its sights set on turnaround times in as little as 24 hours.

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S. Korea, US, Japan vow to closely cooperate against NK provocations

International Trade Commission and now a partner with the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed. As a candidate, Trump pledged to brand China a currency manipulator on his first day in the White House. The officials would only discuss the upcoming summit on the condition of anonymity in order to avoid pre-empting the president. "Japan never tolerates North Korea's repeated provocative actions".

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Rep. Maxine Waters: O'Reilly needs 'to go to jail'

NEW YORK (AP ) — The rapid defection of advertisers this week from Bill O'Reilly's show because of sexual harassment allegations raises what once seemed an unthinkable question: Can O'Reilly survive at Fox News Channel? Several dozen of his corporate sponsors announced they were dropping "The O'Reilly Factor " since the New York Times report was published on Saturday.

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86 dead in suspected Syria chemical attack: New toll

In the past, Trump has tweeted repeatedly that he doesn't think the US should attack Syria. He really knows what is being a soldier is - that I can tell you. Johnson, perhaps by virtue of Britain's "special relationship" with the U.S., will be more acutely aware than most of how unready they are to face down Assad.

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JPMorgan's Dimon, in shareholder letter, calls for regulatory changes

WARNING: " JPMorgan Chase & Co". The stock touched its high share price of $93.98 on Mar 1, 2017 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on Jun 27, 2016 as $57.05. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Cadinha & Co". FBR & Co restated a "buy" rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co.in a report on Wednesday, January 11th.

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Here's why United says 3 girls wearing leggings were blocked from flights

An airline spokesman said that the girls were traveling under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code . The girls, whose ages were not released, agreed to change into trousers and take another flight. The airline released a statement as the furore gathered pace online. Said she doesn't make the rules, just follows them. We won't know for sure until a man tries to fly wearing leggings .

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Japan's PM Welcomes US Tough Stance on N Korea Threat

The incident represented a "threat to the peace and stability of the whole world", Seoul said, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe labelled it a "grave provocation". A United States defence official later said that the missile was an extended range Scud and had suffered an in-flight failure. It was "a show of force to demonstrate its might against potential extra deployment of U.S.

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Hyundai, BMW pull ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor'

Last summer, the company ousted its own CEO Roger Ailes after his own sexual-harassment controversy. A year ago its chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes stepped down following a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by former employee Gretchen Carlson.

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In Iraq, Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, goes to base 10 miles from Mosul

She added, "If being complicit.is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I'm complicit". "The more appreciation you could have for what's actually happening on the ground, the more informed you are when you start talking about the strategic issues", Dunford said .

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Assad's uncle properties seized by Spanish police in money laundering investigation

Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said. The judge ordered the seizure of more than 500 properties owned by Rifaat Assad and his relatives, a court statement said. Russia's military, insisting Assad wasn't responsible, has said the chemicals were dispersed when a Syrian military strike hit a facility where the rebels were manufacturing weapons for use in Iraq.

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Indigo Cable System To Improve Undersea Link Between Australia And SE Asia

Google announced Wednesday that it's investing in a new subsea cable system that will run between Australia and Asia. Bevan Slattery, Chairman and CEO of the Superloop Group says it is the beginning of a new era of connectivity for Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.

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Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad, apologizes

An advert starring Kendall Jenner has been pulled after it spared outrage against the model and Pepsi. " Pepsi's new ad Kendall Jenner "ends racism" by handing police men a Pepsi - way to degrade 50 yrs of black/minority struggle", wrote one person on Twitter .

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Trudeau Continues Deficit Spending With Canada's Annual Budget

While economists, entrepreneurs and policy wonks might get a charge out of Morneau's measures on innovation and skills, those thrusts look unlikely to excite many Canadian voters. When it came to the headline numbers, the finance minister gave himself more breathing room on his so-called fiscal "anchor" to lower the debt-to-GDP ratio by the end of the Liberal mandate.

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DHS chief Kelly says wall along entire US-Mexico border 'unlikely'

Here are five of the more interesting ones hoping to make the cut. Kelly, testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said "we're not going to build a wall where it doesn't make sense" - but assured that the administration will secure the border with a combination of fences, electronics, towers, and wall structures in areas determined by Customs and Border Protection agents.

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Spain diplomat, Brexit official talk Gibraltar

On a trip to India, Mr Hammond told Bloomberg: 'There are definitely some people on both sides who do not want a deal, they do not want to see Britain continuing to collaborate in what the prime minister described in a letter as a deep and special partnership with the European Union.

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Tesla Sells A Record 25000 Units In The First Quarter Of 2017

Despite the record deliveries, analysts project the electric vehicle maker will report losses when the first-quarter earnings are released next month. It's only going to get better for Tesla as well, assuming that it can make good on its promises of Model 3 deliveries, Bloomberg reports. The stock has gained more than 37 percent this year.

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U.S. vote paves way for sale of personal customer data

The FCC passedthe privacy rules in October under the Obama administration, and they were due take effect later this year. "Most notably, the rules would have required explicit consent from consumers if sensitive data - like financial or health information, or browsing history - were to be shared or sold ".

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Judge blocks request to delay police hearing

Late Monday just three days before a scheduled public comment hearing, Department of Justice attorneys asked for a a 90-day delay to "review and assess the proposed consent decree ". The city remains "clearly resolved" to reform - "We're not going to back up". In the motion, the city said the postponement undermines the public's confidence and trust in the reform process.

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Donald Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council

The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the principals committee , a group of high-ranking officials who convene to discuss pressing national security priorities. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, also becomes a permanent member of the principals committee. A senior administration official said that Flynn reluctantly agreed to have Bannon join the council.


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