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Lansing, Michigan, Will No Longer Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary City'

They are sparring with President Donald Trump's administration over their decision not to allow cooperation between their police departments and US immigration authorities for sudden deportations. "The term "sanctuary" in the resolution has become very problematic and distracting — so distracting in my opinion that's it's taken away from the intent of our resolution, which is to protect individuals", said Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke.

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What we've learned from Wells Fargo's sales abuse report

Witnesses told Wells Fargo investigators that Conboy encouraged bankers to sell duplicate accounts regardless of customer need. But Monday's report indicates that additional employees were fired for similar activity years earlier. As The Wall Street Journal first observed, Tolstedt's name is mentioned 142 times in the 113-page document. California and Arizona had a "considerably higher" number of such accounts per employee compared with other areas of the country where the bank ...

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Trump advisers Stephen Bannon, Jared Kushner 'hold peace talks'

As rumors swirl that the ouster of Bannon, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, is imminent, the strategist is getting set for battle. President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the top USA general to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against ISIS from US commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders.

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Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

Attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference Thursday that Dr. David Dao has been discharged from a hospital but will need reconstructive surgery. Margaret Houlihan Smith, managing director of government affairs for United, told aldermen that the airline is also conducting its own review and will publicly release its findings by the end of the month.

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Daughter of dragged United Airlines passenger speaks out

United CEO Oscar Munoz, who initially commended the way the incident was handled in an internal memo to employees, appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday after United's stock tanked and apologized to Dao . Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, indicated the family would be filing a lawsuit against United in the Circuit Court of Cook County, but did not say when it would be filed.

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Passenger dragged on United suffered concussion, broken nose: lawyer

He suffered a concussion, a broken nose and two missing teeth when security officers forced him off the plane against his will, banging his head on armrests in the process. Dao's lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, said he plans to sue United and the authorities who manhandled his client. First, we are committing that United will not ask law enforcement officers to remove passengers from our flights unless it is a matter of safety and security.

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Wells Fargo rehires about 1000 staff in wake of account scandal

At HR, she was long aware of issues with sales practices, but didn't initially understand them to be pervasive, investigators said. Last month, Mack restructured the community bank's leadership. Two influential advisory firms have also recommended significant changes to the company's board. An investigation conducted by outside investigators concluded that the leaders of the company had not acted swiftly to contain the problem.

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The 'beautiful' chocolate cake Trump was eating

Trump then misspoke, saying that he bombed Iraq before Bartiromo corrected him with a reminder that it was Syria. "And I said, Mr. President, let me explain something to you". And I said, 'Mr. "We were nearly finished". When he was asked how the Chinese President reacted, Mr Trump said: "He paused for 10 seconds and then he asked the interpreter to please say it again".

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USA vote paves way for sale of personal customer data

Critics say the rules opened the door to potential government rate regulation, tighter oversight and would provide fewer incentives to invest billions in broadband infrastructure. FCC Chairman Pai and other Republicans want a different federal agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to police privacy for both broadband companies like AT&T and internet companies like Google .

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Wall Street's Bull Sculptor Demands Removal of Fearless Girl

His lawyer, Norman Siegel, said the girl's presence makes the bull "representational of male dominance and Wall Street" instead. The sculptor had installed the massive bronze beast in front of the New York Stock Exchange after the 1987 stock market crash in the middle of the night without a permit .

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Canada high: Marijuana set to be legalised for recreational use

Hydropothecary's branding, marijuana product offering, patient service standards and product pricing are consistent with THCX's positioning as a premium brand for a legal source for medical marijuana within this new marketplace. Stocks in most marijuana producers were down for the day. "Senior researchers at Harvard, University of Colorado, Boston Children's Hospital, and other public health research universities, found surges in youth pot use, hospital visits among young children, ...

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Dragged United passenger likely to sue

The 69-year-old physician from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was removed by police from the United Express flight Sunday at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after refusing to give up his seat on the full plane to make room for four airline employees. "We are committing that United will not ask law enforcement officers to remove passengers from our flights unless it is a matter of safety and security".

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No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

He said Russian Federation vetoed a Western draft United Nations resolution Wednesday because it failed to mention the need to inspect the area of the attack. Activists and monitoring groups have continued to record chemical weapons attacks on opposition-held areas. Syria joined the OPCW in 2013 under severe worldwide pressure following a deadly chemical attack on a Damascus suburb.

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US Drops Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever Used In Combat

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the " mother of all bombs ", was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four United States military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. The military statement added: "U.S. Forces took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with this strike". "So we have incredible leaders in the military, and we have incredible military".

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AFP interview: Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication

Tillerson rebuked Russian Federation for its aggression in Ukraine. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad claims he didn't use chemical weapon against his own people, and adds that any reports claiming that he did are fake news. Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action. "President (Putin) gave a rather detailed account to his interlocutor (Tillerson) on his stance on the reasons that have led our bilateral relations to such a sad condition in which they are now", Peskov said.

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Pentagon: U.S. dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

Nicholson added , "This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K". "It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the United States of America", he added. But California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier voiced concerns about potentially increasing U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. Trump praised the military for the bombing run and called it "another very, very successful mission ".

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North Korea next in Trump's crosshairs

Trump aides said leaders exhibited "positive" chemistry. Trump repeatedly bashed China on the campaign trail and upon taking office, blaming it for the loss of American jobs, reported Politico news. The attack against a Syrian air base was the first US assault against the government of President Bashar Assad. US military strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons are a warning to other nations, including North Korea, that "a response is likely" if they pose a danger, ...

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United passenger suffered broken nose, concussion

We want respect and we want dignity. Not a big deal. He has hired lawyers who told a news conference Thursday they expect to file a lawsuit against the airline . Passenger video of the incident went viral, particularly in Asia, after it was noted that Dao is a Vietnamese-American. Dao suffered injuries, including a severe concussion, a broken nose and an unspecified injury to his sinuses, Demetrio said.

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'Charging Bull' Sculptor Demands 'Fearless Girl' Statue Be Moved

The "Fearless Girl" statue , a four-foot statue of a young girl , defiantly looks up the iconic Wall Street " Charging Bull " sculpture in New York City, United States on March 29, 2017. USA Today Di Modica as saying , "The bull represents strength, the strength of America, the strength of the market". When the girl was first positioned in front of the bull, it was accompanied by a plaque stating "Know the power of women in leadership".

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Shaw reports growth in subscribers, revenue

The stock exchanged hands with 1,338,536 shares higher as compared to its average daily volume of 459.78K shares. If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved fell -5.43% to end the day at $12.88.

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Paulo Dybala wary of Barcelona comeback despite easy Juventus win

The Blaugrana's efforts to mount any sort of a comeback were not good enough, and defender Giorgio Chiellini wrapped up the game with a neat header from a corner in the 55th minute. A shifty, wizard with the feet, Dybala is the next coming of Lionel Messi. Juventus , who last time won the European crown in the 1995-96 season, have been trying to ensure that they return to being an elite club in the continent.

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BOK Raises Growth Outlook

The central bank releases an updated quarterly economic outlook for 2017 later Thursday, having projected 2.5 percent growth and 1.8 percent inflation in January. The debt hit 1,344 trillion won ($1.2 trillion) at the end of a year ago, a level the central bank already sees as limiting consumption. Exports, which Asia's fourth-largest economy heavily relies on, rose 13.7 percent in March from a year earlier, the largest gain since December 2014 and an increase for the fifth consecutive ...

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Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state

Russia announced it was suspending its participation in the deconfliction channel following the Shayrat attack, increasing the risk of a confrontation between us and Russian pilots. "Russian Federation now has a lot to prove", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said. Tillerson said Syria's government had committed more than 50 attacks using chlorine or other chemical weapons over the duration of the conflict.

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Lenders planning to tighten credit card borrowing criteria

The Bank survey found a net balance of 18.8% of British lenders plan to tighten the availability of unsecured credit to consumers in the next three months. However it was expected to increase over the next three months, to mid-June 2017, with lenders' market share objectives reported to be the main anticipated driver of this.

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Trump, in fresh warning: North Korea 'will be taken care of'

The Voice of America, quoting United States government and other sources, said North Korea "has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM Korea time ". If China decides to help, that would be great. In an earlier statement, North Korea said that it was ready for "war" after the USA deployed the strike group to the Korean Peninsula.

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'Charging Bull' Sculptor Says 'Fearless Girl' Makes His Statue Look Bad

More than a month after the famous "Fearless Girl" statue was installed on Wall Street, it's still facing backlash from people who don't agree with the message. Siegel said he filed several FOIL requests to discover if the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management and Street Activity Permit Office had any dealings or communication with State Street before the statute went up.

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Canada Introduces Legislation To Legalize Marijuana

The legislation left the details of how the drug will be sold up to the provinces. The bundle of bills tabled Thursday in the House of Commons marks the start of a lengthy process which, once complete in July 2018, will usher in a dramatic cultural change, its ramifications reaching into almost every aspect of Canadian society.

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Department of Labor Accuses Google of "Extreme" Gender Pay Discrimination

Investigators said they discovered the pay disparity during a routine probe to make certain that Google complied with federal law carried out because the company is a government contractor, the Wall Street Journal reported. A government investigation into how much Google is paying its employees has uncovered a widespread pattern of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.

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Saudi Arabia may support Opec plan to extend output cuts

The oil production forecast for Russian Federation in 2017 was revised up in April by 10 thousand barrels per day and shows growth of 0.06 mln barrels per day for a total of 13.94 mln barrels per day, the OPEC said . Despite OPEC's cuts, oil producers around the world still put out 430,000 barrels a day more than worldwide markets could absorb in the first quarter, according to the report.

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Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers

The term "Hell" itself plays off of Uber's "God View" or "Heaven" program, which allows the company to spy on its drivers and riders. In the same year, Lyft discovered more than 100 Uber employees hired and canceled Lyft rides, jeopardizing not only Lyft but also the drivers working for it through wasting drivers' time and fuel for the canceled rides.

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Premier Christy Clark deflects political donations question in campaign 'focused on people'

BC NDP leader John Horgan says he'll be tossing the toll if he and his party form government come May, while Premier Christy Clark with the BC Liberals says that will just place the cost on the taxpayers. Don't discount the impact he could have in this election. A spokeswoman at B.C.'s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner confirmed Friday it received a request for an investigation from the B.C.

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Trump to Ditch Campaign Promise to Charge China With Currency Manipulation

Trump's Treasury Department is scheduled to release a report on currency manipulation in the coming days. Separately Wednesday, at a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump said the United States was prepared to tackle the crisis surrounding North Korea without China if necessary.

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United Airlines Will Compensate All Passengers Who Were On Controversial Flight

The Dao family issued a statement expressing gratitude for the "outpouring of support". Likewise, the Chicago Aviation Department has said only that one of its employees who removed Dao did not follow proper procedures and has been placed on leave .

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Crude oil little changed amid rising USA output, OPEC production cuts

The agency trimmed forecasts for global demand by about 100,000 barrels a day to 1.3 million a day. Oil had rallied above $53 a barrel after some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries voiced support for prolonging production cuts with other nations past June.

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Bernstein Issues Price Target With 12.72% Upside On The Coca-Cola Company

The firm owned 14,973 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 840 shares during the period. The 52 week high of The Coca-Cola Company's shares is 46.78 whilst the 52 week low for shares in the company is 39.88. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "neutral" rating on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 30th. Morgan Stanley Downgrades The Coca-Cola Company (KO ) to Equal-Weight with no specific Price Target .


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