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Sean Spicer hides in bushes after Comey firing

Who knew "in" and "among" could be so controversial? Update: Pressed on the matter at his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer questions about Trump's tweet - including whether there are potential recording devices in the White House.

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Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

The official noted that Spicer is finishing up 20 years with the Navy, is set to retire soon, and has been incredibly busy the last six months. Guilfoyle was first rumored as a contender for the top spokesperson job after being spotted at Trump Tower in December, though the President ultimately chose Spicer.

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Administration names likely judge nominees

With more than 120 vacancies, the nominations can't come too soon, said J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department attorney who now is president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group. David Stras of Minnesota will be nominated for the 8th Circuit. With Gorsuch's staunch conservativism seemingly confirmed during his Senate hearings, Justice Kennedy's swing vote appears to be critical on the high court.

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U.S. fails to reassure Europe, Japan over 'Trumponomics'

Secretary Mnuchin said G7 finance ministers are open to America's new trade policies: "They feel a level of comfort and understanding of Trump administration policies", he told reporters after the G7 meeting concluded. Mnuchin had said that global trade should be "fair" and "reciprocal" during the G20 meeting in March, and his refusal to change his stance on the matter during this most recent G7 meeting stirs greater uncertainty in worldwide trade as the existing global consensus is perceived ...

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Olympics: IOC's 2024 evaluation commission gets full LA experience

The second day of the IOC Evaluation Commission's visit to the Californian metropolis saw iconic venues from across Los Angeles's sporting skyline take center stage. There were stops at UCLA , where student residences would be renovated and transformed into an Athletes Village, and the Memorial Coliseum which anchored both the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games and would be a centerpiece again should LA beat out Paris , the only other city in the running, for the 2024 Olympics .

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Renault expects return to normal production on Monday after cyberattack

Renault also said malfunctioning IT systems had led it to curtail activity at a plant operated by its Dacia subsidiary in Mioveni, Romania, requiring it send many employees home today. Renault expects to resume normal production this week. The Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation following the cyberattack, a judicial source told Reuters on Saturday.

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WRAPUP 5-Businesses bolster cyber defenses for new ransomware attacks

Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain's National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal, said many British hospitals still use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001. Security firms say users must immediately disconnect an infected device from the local network to contain the infection. However [Amber Rudd], Home Secretary, said 97% of NHS trusts were "working as normal" and there was no evidence patient data was affected.

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Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane with victory over Manchester United

Actually for Tottenham chances to win 1 line 1 to 1000, nevertheless, in the forthcoming game "white" certainly will be put on full. Spurs are moving to Wembley next season as the redevelopment of White Hart Lane continues with the construction of a new 61,000-plus seat stadium .

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Saudi to cut June oil supply to Asia as local demand rises

Oil prices shot up over 3% overnight after data from the Energy Information Administration showed US crude stockpiles dropped 5.2 million barrels in the week ended May 5, far exceeding market expectations. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 29 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $46.17 a barrel. Mounting fears of continued oversupply last week caused oil prices to fall to levels not seen since November, before the Opec deal.

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Comey Willing To Testify, But Only In Public Setting

Those tweets were an apparent defense of deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose account of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey conflicted with his own. That tweet alone shows Trump's disrespect for the office he holds and the Constitution he swore to protect. - Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W.

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Trump calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea missile test

North Korea launched a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew across 700 kilometres and was airborne for 30 minutes, South Korea's military said. Early assessments of the missile test indicate that Pyongyang is making progress in its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as far as the United States.

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Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

Raikonnen, who clocked the fastest lap of one minute and 20.456 seconds, was almost 0.242 seconds quicker than championship leader Vettel. "At turn one, when we made contact, I just felt like I ran out of road and I was on the outside.but that is racing, and I wouldn't have changed it for the world".

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G-7 nations seek ways to make growth help more people

Among the issues officially on the table are transnational tax evasion, including the policing of web-based multinationals, combating the financing of terrorism, defending financial institutions from cyber attacks and how to ensure that the benefits of growth are more evenly shared.

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Brexit to make families poorer: Bank of England

The unemployment rate remained at a 12-month low in the three months to February and the lead from the claimant count unemployment numbers suggests it should stay around this level in the near term - the BOE predicts the unemployment rate at 4.7% this year and the next.

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Alonso gives McLaren 6 months to fix failing F1 car

Alonso is missing the May 28 Monaco Grand Prix, Formula One's showpiece, to compete at Indianapolis in a Honda-powered McLaren Indy vehicle run by the Andretti Autosport team. But the two-time title victor has now set his sights on securing McLaren's first points on Sunday in what has been a miserable year so far for both Alonso and the British team.

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Trump urges Liberty U grads to stand up to criticism

President Donald Trump outlined a deeply religious vision of America while speaking to graduates of a conservative Christian college on Saturday, invoking his own version of Christian nationalism and touting policies friendly to right-wing faithful.

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Tender ballad by Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision

The modern number, complete with a solid routine from Robin and his backing dancers, looked like it could deliver a second win in three years. Sydney woman Anja Nissen also gave a note-perfect performance, singing the power ballad "Where I Am" while representing her parents' birth country, Denmark.

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Brilliant 'SNL' parody invents an Amazon Echo for old people

It's the "Echo Silver", a partnership of Amazon and AARP, the "only smart speaker device designed specifically to be used by the greatest generation" - and it's a pretty amusing spoof. If mom says you don't call enough, have Alexa do it for you. You will buy devices to gain access to her, for sure, just like at one time you might have bought a landline or a cell phone to call your family members-staying in touch was that important.

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Family says JetBlue booted it from flight over birthday cake

The Burkes say a flight attendant first argued with them over whether to place it in overhead or under the seat. and then another attendant arrived and said it couldn't be on board at all. "She was pointing to her, 'Did you tell him he couldn't put anything in the overhead compartment?'" Cameron Burke told ABC7 News . "I'm surprised.

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Trump to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel & Vatican in first overseas presidential trip

Trump made the announcement after meeting with Catholic cardinals in the Oval Office, and a day after he met with Abbas at the White House. Before returning to Italy for that meeting of world leaders, Trump will stop in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and also meet with European Union heads of government.

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China's narrow-body C919 jet makes maiden flight from Shanghai

China achieved a milestone by breaking into Western-dominated aircraft market, as its first large passenger Jetliner completes its maiden flight on Friday. (Tianjin lies on the coast of north-east China.) Boeing has signed an agreement with, perhaps ironically, Comac, to set up an Aircraft Completion Centre for the 737, in the city of Zhoushan, south of Shanghai .

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. Abe said the repeated launches are "a grave threat to our country and in clear violation of U.N.

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Bank of England Says Smooth Brexit Could Mean Faster Rate Increases

The Bank of England held rates for another month in May, leaving interest rates at a record low of 0.25% and the bank's QE programmes capped at £435 billion. Laying out the BoE's definition of a "smooth Brexit", Mr Carney said this entailed an agreement on a future European Union trading arrangement and a transition deal as the United Kingdom extricates itself from the bloc.

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North Korea fires missile days after South Korea leader pledges dialogue

The North Korean mission at the United Nations urged UN member-states to "reconsider" applying sanctions adopted by the Security Council, arguing that their legality was questionable. Nonetheless, both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who have been attending an worldwide "Silk Road" summit in Beijing , voiced "concern over the escalation of tension, including in the wake of a new launch of a missile by North Korea", said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, as ...

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Always Dreaming rewards many with Kentucky Derby victory

On their own, they were a combined 2-for-63 coming into America's greatest race.Joining forces, they were unbeatable on a cool and rainy day at Churchill Downs."We have had a great relationship for a long time now, and we have won a lot of races together", Pletcher said.

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President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

In a new interview, President Donald Trump effectively contradicted days' worth of sloppy spin from his White House communication team about the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. "Director Comey did not come up". Lester Holt's full interview with Trump will air on the NBC Nightly News on Thursday. "He's a showboat. He's a grandstander", the president said of Comey.

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Will Snapchat's New Features Make It More Useful for Marketers?

Snap's stock $5.50, or 24 percent, to $17.48 in after-hours trading. Snap (SNAP) posted its first quarterly report as a public company on Wednesday and the results shed light on numerous social media upstart's vulnerabilities: Snap is struggling to maintain user growth and its path to profitability remains unclear.

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Trade deal feeds China taste for beef, won't close deficit

Other winners are USA credit card firms, which will be allowed to begin the Chinese licensing process and rival China's UnionPay system, which has enjoyed a near-monopoly there. Success in this arena will drive the US cattle market and increase demand for U.S beef. That round will determine the protocol for access, and it is yet unknown how much of the current US beef production would be eligible.

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Oil rises on falling USA stockpiles, Saudi cuts to Asia

Iraq and Algeria said they were in favor of extending that deal, which cut output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of the year. On average, however, Brent and WTI spot prices in April were 0.72 per barrel and 1.73 per barrel higher, respectively, than the March averages, said the report.

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'Smooth' Brexit should allow solid United Kingdom growth, BoE's Carney says

The BoE also slightly cut its growth forecast for this year, from 2% to 1.9% but lifted expectations for growth next year from 1.6% three months ago to 1.7%. With unemployment falling to its estimated equilibrium rate, however, wage growth is expected to recover significantly, and the drag from domestic costs to lessen, over the same period.

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United States inks 'historic' beef deal with China

Beijing will also allow USA -owned card payment services to begin the licensing process in a sector where China's UnionPay system has had a near monopoly. The lifting of the ban, imposed in 2003 over "mad-cow" concerns, comes amid exploding Chinese demand for beef . The Chinese market is estimated to be worth $2.6 billion for the US beef industry.

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N. Korea urges United Nations members to reconsider sanctions on Pyongyang

North Korea launched two missiles in October previous year from an air base in Kusong on North Korea's west coast, on the other side of the country from the usual intermediate-range Musudan test site near Wonsan, on the east coast. China remains one of North Korea's only allies and is responsible for much of the heavily-sanctioned nation's economy. U.S. Strategic Command said they were "presumed" to be Musudans, which are technically capable of flying as far as 2,400 miles, putting Guam ...

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby; Kansas-owned McCraken eighth

But Velazquez, who had positioned his mount to not get mud kicked in his face, settled the victor of the Florida Derby into a relaxed stride in the run down the backstretch as the pace slowed, close but not too close to the lead. "I don't think I'm any better trainer than I was an hour ago, but I felt like another one would solidify it". Always Dreaming , who went off at 9-2 along with Irish War Cry , ran a dream race unflustered by the messy conditions caused by rains on Friday and ...

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Credit Suisse Group AG Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Man Group Plc (EMG)

Wedbush maintained the shares of ANSS in report on Friday, February 24 with "Neutral" rating. Cowen & Co upgraded Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) rating on Monday, December 5. The company has market cap of 2.53 billion GBP. The Firm offers a range of products for men and women. It has a 20.71 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Wholesale and Central costs.

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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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