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China 'putting pressure' on North Korea, says Trump

He spread blame for the developments there, virtually accusing Washington of provoking Pyongyang by deploying an anti-missile defence in South Korea. "Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences". "But it is clear more needs to be done, and we're going to ask China to do more as we do more as our South Korean and Japanese allies-but really all nations- have to take a look at this regime".

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United Airlines changes policy after man dragged from flight

United has also reached a settlement with the passenger removed from that flight, one David Dao. An amount of money was not disclosed because of a condition of the settlement in which Dao agreed to keep the settlement confidential. The carrier's report highlighted 10 changes, including the increased financial enticement, which goes into effect Friday to get customers to voluntarily give up their seats on overbooked flights .

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Fox's Legendary Hypocrisy Is On Full Display With Today's Underwhelming GDP Report

The GDP grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter following a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the US Department of Commerce reported on Friday. The softness last quarter also provides crucial ammunition for the Trump administration's arguments that big tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks are necessary for the economy to grow the way it did in the 1980s and 1990s.

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A Gift or a Headache? What's in Trump's Tax Reform Plan

Republicans have questions about how the federal government will make money with such cuts and how the enacted proposal won't cause the deficit , a term for the national debt, to skyrocket. Critics of Trump's plan to eliminate the state income tax deduction say it essentially punishes states that voted against him. In its editorial titled " President Trump's Laughable Plan to Cut His Own Taxes ", The NYT claims the tax plan was created exclusively to benefit Trump and other rich ...

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Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

The red carpet that once featured Oscar winners, TV stars and a few major-league athletes barely turned heads. In an hour-long speech, the United States leader told his supporters in a Pennsylvania rally that he would definitely win the other "great battles" that lie ahead.

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Jeremy Corbyn refuses to process Tony Blair's 'blank cheque'

Mr Blair argued Jeremy Corbyn's party should concentrate its effort on returning enough MPs to hold the future Tory government to account during two years of choppy Brexit negotiations and beyond. It's what mandate does she claim, on Brexit and on the health service and all the other things. He added: "What the Tories have done very cleverly is give people the national interest reason for voting Tory".

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Here's everything you need to know about North Korea's missile tests

According to a high-level South Korean diplomat on Saturday, Yun met U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prior to a UN Security Council meeting in NY on Friday. Last month Rex Tillerson declared "all options" were on the table when it came to North Korea , stating the "era of strategic patience" was over. North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday.

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First American Corporation (The) (NASDAQ:FAF) To Release Earnings

Moving average is significant analytical tool used to discover current price trends and the possibility for a change in an established trend. Fidelity Management and Research Company is the second biggest holder with 9 million shares now valued at 323.08 million whilst Ariel Investments, LLC has 6 million shares valued at 201.90 million.

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India never a better investment destination than today: PM Narendra Modi

Mr Erdogan said that both India and Pakistan are Turkey's friends and they must keep the dialogue channels open and engage different stakeholders. However, she did not respond when asked if India will raise the issue. Replying to questions on the Kurdish problem in Turkey, he said it could not be compared with the Kashmir issue. At a meeting on "India and Turkey's Place in the Rising World" organised here, Kerem Alkin, professor at the Istanbul Medipol University's Faculty of Business and ...

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Delta defends pilot smacking brawling female passenger in video

The two women involved in the altercation knew each other and already got into a skirmish earlier on the airplane. He grabs one of the woman and hits her. The airline suspended the pilot as soon as it found out about the video. The incident is the latest in a series that's marred the U.S. aviation industry.

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United issues a 10-point plan for not being a terrible airline

Now, according to New York Times , Dao's lawyer has confirmed that both sides have finally reached a settlement on Thursday for an undisclosed amount. The resulting outrage escalated because of a viral video and related news coverage of the impromptu exit. A failure by United CEO Oscar Munoz to properly address and apologize for the incident drew further condemnation from the public, media and government officials.

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Twitter partners with Bloomberg for streaming TV news

It's now unveiled plans for its first video channel, which it'll collaborate on with Bloomberg. Twitter will now run live Bloomberg videos 24 hours a day, according to The Wall Street Journal . It'll be interesting to see if that approach translates into real money for the social network in the coming year. Twitter lost out to Amazon to secure streaming rights to the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" for next season.

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Dish reports 6 percent fall in quarterly profit

Citigroup Inc reaffirmed a "focus list" rating on shares of DISH Network Corp in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of DISH Network Corporation in a research report on Thursday, November 10th.

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Trump rallies NRA 'friends' on eve of 100-day milestone

No, thank you. No, ma'am.' Perhaps 'ma'am.' It may be Pocahontas, remember that. "I even went one step further and publicly presented a list of 20 judges from which I would make my selection, and that's exactly what we did", Trump said. He especially singled out the MS-13 gang. "Right? So get out and vote for Karen". "We're in the safest place right now", said Mark D. Swinson, an NRA-certified instructor who with his wife owns a company that provides firearms training.

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Alphabet Inc(NASDAQ: GOOGL) continues to beat expectations

Analysts expected the company to report earnings of $7.40 a share on sales of $24.22 billion. 'They are the dominant force in digital advertising'. Google has aggressively shifted the focus of its business to mobile advertising. Google's shares were up 4 percent in premarket trading on Friday. Google forms the largest part of Alphabet's business, with much of the rest of the company comprising of so-called Other Bets , which includes its more ambitious projects, such as its ...

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Tribune Media spikes on reports of nascent bidding war

Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James have been contending with ongoing strife at Fox News Channel, which continues to be a ratings machine but recently parted ways with host Bill O'Reilly after news broke of numerous sexual harassment settlements.

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Facebook Spaces - Zuckerberg's $2bn Oculus buy finally pays off

While it's sunk billions into virtual reality ventures via Oculus, social networking giant Facebook was all about augmented reality at its F8 conference this week. Facebook's Slack competitor, Workplace is adding file sharing, legal compliance and video to the existing suite of tools. While an Oculus Rift is obviously preferred, it's not necessary as anyone with a phone and the Messenger app can join in via video call.

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If Trump wants a new NAFTA, here's what he has to do

Trump told a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., on Saturday night that he'll try to renegotiate the agreement with Canada and Mexico , but will terminate NAFTA if a "fair deal" for the US can't be reached. Still, Prem Gandhi at the State University of New York Center for the Study of Canada says the threat of dismantling NAFTA is too big a bargaining chip to put on the table.

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Local student reacts to contentious French presidential election

Marine Le Pen has resigned as leader of the Front National, saying she needs to be "above partisan considerations" in her battle for the French presidency. Le Pen finished second in the first round of voting Sunday and she will now face centrist Emmanuel Macron in a run-off election. The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US President and Britain's vote to leave the EU.

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European Union leaders give mixed reaction to 1st round of French election outcome

While Macron had arranged to meet Whirlpool workers' union representatives without actually visiting the plant, Le Pen turned up unannounced outside the plant and posed for selfies with workers and attacked her rival. He said that in her position, he would have done a "Trump-style" campaign that would have been "very aggressive against those who are responsible for the country's decadency".

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Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty: White House

Many critics of NAFTA said they were deeply disappointed. "I will", Trump said. If the Trump administration had pulled the United States from NAFTA, it would not have been the first trade agreement to suffer via an executive order. While the president has backed away from his pledge to cancel the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he's still itching to renegotiate the deal.

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The Trump administration continues its war on net neutrality

The order reclassified internet service providers (ISPs) under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which allowed the agency to regulate ISPs as if they were antique, rotary-dialed phone companies, and led to less investment and innovation.

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January/March economic performance worst in 3 years, AP reports

Weaker growth is partly due to persistent measurement issues, which have caused the government to underestimate growth in the first quarter for many years - and reflected poorly on other presidents in their first quarter in office. Britain's powerhouse services sector, which accounts for 78% of the United Kingdom economy, put downward pressure on overall growth after expanding by 0.3% between January and March this year, slowing from 0.8% between October and December of 2016.

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After US warns N.Korea 'military action' on table, Pyongyang tests missile

The Carl Vinson arrived in the Sea of Japan and kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy on Saturday, hours after North Korea launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of the US. "He learns from every single attempt, and he gets knowledge, and he gets intel". "And he takes those lessons learned and just churns them right over into the next one".

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Manchester United 1 Swansea 1 - Theatre of Nightmares

Jose Mourinho also suffered injuries to defenders Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly but the United manager said he had "zero criticism" for his players. As Mourinho has said a few times, he needs players back from injury as quickly as possible.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the SNP had been in chaos

Susan Aitken, co-convener of the SNP's council election campaign, said: "It is clearer than ever - a vote for the SNP this Thursday is a vote to back vital local services and investment in our communities and a vote against further Tory austerity".

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$1 trillion deal reached to fund gov't through September

The package doesn't include any funding for President Trump's planned wall along the U.S. -Mexico border or a deportation force, according to a senior congressional aide. GOP leaders eager to focus on health-care and tax overhauls bowed to Democratic demands to eliminate hundreds of policy restrictions aimed at curbing regulations, leaving the Trump administration with few victories.

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Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

Consistent with the Trump campaign's position, the proposal also would repeal the alternative minimum tax, the estate tax, and the Affordable Care Act's 3.8 percent tax on net investment income. "The proposal is a positive development in passing comprehensive tax reform for the first time in over 30 years", the association said in a statement.

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Pence, on USA carrier, pledges to defend Asia

US Vice President Pence held talks with Japan's PM Abe about PyongyangUS Vice President Mike Pence is now on his 10-day Asia-Pacific tour. They say it fails to take into account the complex patterns of global trade, pointing out that the USA has run big deficits during periods of strong economic growth.

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World oil prices edge down over expected climb in U.S. output

The incessant rise of rigs has led the Energy Information Administration to upgrade its U.S. oil production forecast for 2018 from 9.73 million barrels per day (bpd) in its March report to 9.9 million bpd in its latest report. The same report also mentioned that Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said that most oil producers support an extension of output cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC countries including Iran.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled income at almost $200 million in 2016

Speaking to Reuters , analyst Colin Gillis of BGC Partners said: "For a company of Google's size to post the growth that it has, is just a testament to the quality and usefulness of the products they make". During his call with Wall Street analysts, CEO of Alphabet Sundar Pichai said that the company's excellent properties such as Search, Maps, Google Play and YouTube are made for today's mobile world, where people are actively interested and engaged.

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Facebook Finally Has A Virtual Reality Product

Facebook is also investing more in games. Augmented reality is the technology used by apps like Pokemon Go that mix reality with the virtual world. Plus, there are plenty of other ways for people to communicate from a distance without a headset. Facebook is also organizing them in a new Discover area so they won't take up a lot of space in a user's Messenger app but can be searched for or browsed through.

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Columbia River to hit flood stage again

Flash flooding is VERY DANGEROUS. Between 3 and 6 inches of rain is expected fall along Interstate 55 as far south as Bloomington and in the areas to the east, including much of northeast IL and northwest in, the weather service said. Further downriver at Collinsville, the Caney enters flood stage at about mid afternoon on Saturday and is expected to crest at 32.5 feet during the early morning hours on Monday .

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Facebook finally makes a virtual reality world

On the first day of Facebook's F8 developers conference , Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Camera Effects Platform, a tool combining different technologies which enables virtual elements to be inserted into everyday situations via a smartphone's camera.

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 91

On September 9, 2015, she became Britain's longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Artillery gun salutes in London's Hyde Park and at the Tower of London will mark the occasion although the queen , who normally spends her birthday privately, has no formal engagements planned herself.


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