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Donald Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws

Trump, taking to Twitter, also vented frustration about the 60-vote threshold on legislation in the Senate thanks to the filibuster. In Tuesday morning tweets , the president contended that a bipartisan spending agreement - which funds the government through September 30 - shows that Republicans must either get more senators elected or change the Senate's rules so they can push spending through with only a majority vote, rather than the 60 now required.

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White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

Trump's inner circle has been tasked with providing the president, who has flirted with ditching the landmark agreement, with a range of policy options. Commenting on the survey, John Coequyt, global climate policy director of environmental group the Sierra Club, said: "It should never have been a question of if the USA should stay in the Paris Agreement, as it is clear that the American people and the world will accept nothing less than the U.S.

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China trade gets major boost with speedy deal

The measures include the lifting of a 2003 ban on importing American beef linked to concerns about "mad cow" disease, and China being allowed to send cooked poultry to the US. The U.S. exported between $68.4 billion and $385 billion in digitally-enabled services in 2014, depending on how those services are measured, resulting in an up to $154 billion trade surplus in this area, according to data from the U.S.

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Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

Puts the computers in hostage and to release them and do not delete the data, it asks ransom to Bitcoin. The ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. A spokesman for Barts Health NHS Trust in London said it was experiencing "major IT disruption" and delays at all four of its hospitals. Dubbed WannaCry or WannaCrypt, the monstrous ransomware hack hit hospitals, schools, government agencies, and other organizations around the globe, ...

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Youth attacks Mishra at hunger strike venue

He also accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of taking a Rs. 2 crore bribe from Health Minister Satyendra Jain. Mishra, who began his hunger strike on Wednesday, accused Kejriwal of using Jha as a pawn to disrupt his agitation. The directions were issued at a high-level meeting of officers from the three municipal corporations and the Delhi government, chaired by the chief minister.

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Bank of England leaves rates unchanged, lowers 2017 growth forecast

The bank trimmed its forecast for growth for this year, saying it now expected economic growth of 1.9%, down from 2.0% three months ago. Rising inflation and poor income growth were cited as the main reasons for consumers feeling the squeeze; reflected in disappointing retail sales data and a surprisingly steep drop in new vehicle sales.

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Bank of England warns on living standards as interest rates stay steady

Governor, Mark Carney, told reporters: "With wage growth moderating and inflation picking up, both household spending and GDP growth have slowed markedly". But the committee nudged up its forecasts for 2018 and 2019 to 1.7% and 1.8% from 1.6% and 1.7%, respectively, but it warned that these projections assumed a "smooth" Brexit transition.

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Trump to visit Middle East in first foreign trip

By choosing Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, as his first destination, Trump intends to send a message about how he wants to show leadership on global issues like the fight against Daesh by strengthening alliances, senior administration officials said.

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Donald Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump told reporters he might even be able to make his decision on who should succeed James Comey to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before he leaves on his first foreign trip on Friday. During the interview, Trump said there's an "incredible" level of hostility from reporters toward Press Secretary Sean Spicer and his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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Active Volume Stock: Kohl's Corp. (KSS)

Shares of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) held volume of 9.14 Million shares as compare to its average volume of 4530.07 shares. In a report released on 5/12/2017 Piper Jaffray increased the stock price target of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) to $1.00 indicating a possible downside of -0.97%.

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Hanford emergency ends as collapsed tunnel sealed

Responding to the partial collapse of a nuclear waste storage tunnel at Hanford, Yakama Nation leaders are calling for an accelerated cleanup. The tunnel holds rail cars loaded with equipment contaminated by nuclear material. Alvarez, a former Energy Department official, cited a 1997 report, which said that the tunnel was 358 feet long, 22 feet high and 19 feet wide. "It is a very small patch of land in a very large swath of land".

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Nokia to play key role in T-Mobile's 5G nationwide network plans

This is not before Legere roasts Verizon and AT&T for jumping the gun with 5G (at around 0:50 in the vlog). In response, T-Mobile boasts that it's the first United States wireless company to announce plans for "truly nationwide" 5G coverage.

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Tillerson says United States listening to other nations on climate

The ministers stressed to Tillerson the business benefits, as well as the advantages to the environment and Arctic natives, and of taking action on the climate, Samuelsen said. Finland is also emphasizes the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the United Nations sustainable development goals, something representatives of eight Arctic Indigenous groups, or Permanent Participants, of the Arctic Council, praised during their remarks.

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North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

He says officials are studying possible implications of the launch that came days after South Korea's new president took office and an worldwide conference is being hosted by China. The previous missile launch from this territory was carried out in February. The South's foreign ministry issued a statement denouncing the North's behavior.

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Mnuchin: US partners more comfortable with Trump on trade

The aim of the treaty is "helping countries collect what we believe is a fair share", Gurria told The Associated Press on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting of finance officials from the Group of 7 nations. Financial leaders of seven leading world economies will pledge stronger cooperation against cyber crime on Saturday and not to use foreign exchange to gain competitive advantage, but stick to their cautious wording on trade, a draft communique showed.

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Chinese military conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests

China's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the test of the guided missiles was conducted " in recent days " in the northeastern Bohai Sea. The operations were created to raise operational capability "to effectively deal with national security threats", the statement added.

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Made-in-China passenger plane makes maiden flight

The C919, China's first domestically designed and built large airliner, took off Friday afternoon from Shanghai Pudong International Airport into hazy skies with a five-person crew aboard. "We are very confident that the C919 will play a more important role in the world aviation industry", said Olivier Dubroeucq, Safran executive vice president of the COMAC and AVIC Programs.

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Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran

Washington , London - US President Donald Trump will kick off his first global trip as president by visiting Saudi Arabia later this month, a stop, which he said, would be historic. "It's a very clear message to the world that the USA and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership", Jubeir said. They will " discuss a range of regional issues ", including " ways to advance a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians ", the White House said in a statement .

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Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest

Blanche from Belgium performs the song "City Lights" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, May 12, 2017. The competition will also be easy to watch for English-speaking viewers. Her chances in the televise were handed a boost, after she was allocated a traditionally well-performing slot in the Grand Final running order. "I think politics shouldn't intervene", said Liza Ignatieva, a 21-year-old university student in Moscow.

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National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill

House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has threatened that GOP members will "glow in the dark" over their vote. Dems look to curb Trump's nuclear strike powers MORE (D-Mass.) says that it is "impossible" for House and Senate Republicans to agree on a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

Department of Commerce said. This included language that appears to pave the way for US firms to export liquid natural gas to China , the expediting of Chinese safety reviews for USA biotechnology applications, and cooperation between Chinese and USA regulators over financial transactions.

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AG Jeff Sessions reverses end Smart On Crime initiative

In a speech later on Friday, Sessions said the move was meant to ensure that prosecutors would be "un-handcuffed and not micro-managed from Washington " as they worked to bring the most significant cases possible. Johnson, a former police chief, said the opioid scourge has introduced a new kind of addict: those who became hooked after receiving a prescription for pain.

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Crude oil prices at lowest level in five months

While OPEC's curbs drove oil in early January to the highest since July 2015, that increase encouraged U.S. drillers to pump more. Both were on track for their biggest daily percentage declines March 8. Front-month Brent crude trading volume rose to the highest on record with almost 525,000 lots changing hands, according to Reuters data that extends back to 1988.

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'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing

You know Sean Spicer , he is a wonderful human being, he's a nice man". Trump has drawn heavy Democratic ire for dismissing Comey on Tuesday, particularly from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, though Trump has retorted that Democrats wanted Comey gone past year after speaking publicly about the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Vettel fears lock up cost him pole

It was the 64th pole of Hamilton's career, lifting him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German Michael Schumacher on 68. "It was very close, but well done to Lewis", said Vettel. "I'm super proud that we can get back up there". "I had just missed an opening on the track so that is why l had time to ask if we were sure because l had to go round Turn Four and look for another opening".

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Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) Under Analyst Spotlight

Shares of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) surged 2.03% to $11.57. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of GRT.UN in report on Thursday, November 3 with "Sector Perform" rating. On Wednesday, December 7 McAuliffe John P bought $23,850 worth of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc (NASDAQ: WHLR ) or 15,000 shares. They now have a United States dollars 9.1 price target on the stock.

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Trump Just Said Not To Believe Anything Other White House Officials Say

If you've been missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's because President Donald Trump's chief spokesman has been serving the country in another way: He's been on Navy Reserve duty. But, in addition to the irony that such a phrase slapped on the front page every day surely adds to America's dark mood, that sentiment lacks the humility that all news media outlets are sorely lacking at this time .

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Southwest Passengers Get Into Fistfight As Plane Taxis To Gate

At least one camera was rolling when a fight broke out on a Southwest flight on Sunday. Not at all. Unfortunately two knuckleheads, both black, got into argument which of course led to a WWF brawl breaking out on a Southwest Airlines plane.

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The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

At least he had company. Oosthuizen picked up birdies on both par 3s on the back nine, and then hit his best shot on the first hole from deep in the woods on pine straw. Thomas ended Thursday with two birdies, an eagle and four bogeys. Garcia's round was different. Spieth and Masters victor Sergio Garcia are level at one over following 73s, the latter's display highlighted by his hole-in-one at the iconic 17th hole.

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Trump's tax plan would have severe consequences

Two tax cuts in particular could be especially sweet for Trump himself and his children. Trump is proposing major changes to the USA tax code, and it's expected that either he or his businesses will profit from many of those proposals. All tax deductions other than mortgage interest , charitable deductions and retirement savings will be eliminated, he later reiterated in response to a question from a journalist.

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Bernie Sanders Can't Stop Laughing At Trump's Health Care Confession

But Trump told Turnbull: "We have a failing healthcare". Trump's praise for the Australian system came as he met Thursday in NY with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hours after the U.S. Trump was reportedly irritated because he was expected to honour a deal made by his predecessor Barack Obama to accept more than 1,200 refugees. The President said on Twitter after the phone conversation that the deal was "dumb" and that he would study it, raising concerns that the USA might ...

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Snap Q1 earnings report: users grow but shares drop

Just last week, Facebook posted revenue growth in the double digits for its first quarter, which it has done consistently since 2012 when it had its initial public offering. He also did not shy away from one query that allowed him to take a feisty jab at Facebook . Most young people using the app were found to believe that they would not be using it once they turned 35, which apparently is the age when people become adults.

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Trump's health care and tax plans are very, very unpopular

That move could go farther than the controversial amendment from Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) in the House-passed bill, which allows states to apply for waivers to opt out of those ObamaCare regulations. Blum and others are understating the impact of the bill that, if enacted, could drop millions from their insurance by next year. The Quinnipiac poll found that 64% of Americans approved of Obamacare's protections for those with pre-existing conditions , and 75% of voters think it would be a ...

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Energy chief: Tunnel hole filled at Hanford N-waste site

Workers began filling the hole Wednesday that opened up when a rail-car tunnel collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation . A gravel road was built to the collapse site, and workers wearing protective suits and breathing masks planned to fill the hole with 50 truckloads of dirt, the Energy Department said.

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Oil prices dip to lowest level in five months

The moves are likely to add even further pressure on OPEC members as they prepare for their next meeting on May 25 in Vienna, when they are expected to discuss extending a late-November agreement on production cuts that has, along with participation from Russian Federation, taken 1.8 million barrels of crude from the market each day.


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