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Trump tweet confirms he's being probed by prosecutor

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down . Trump also attacked the media Friday morning. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet . Democrats and Republicans largely approved of the naming of a special counsel last month to oversee the investigation, The Hill explained .

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Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks - Hammond

Brussels has insisted talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. "Theresa May must immediately create a cross-party joint cabinet committee to negotiate Brexit". Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said: "The Conservatives can not go from weak and wobbly to business as usual in three days".

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Amazon Could Soon Control The Way You Use Smartphones In Stores

Amazon hasn't said whether or not they'll use this system in their brick-and-mortar stores or in Whole Foods. Amazon has been granted a patent created to stop you from visiting a shop to buy something, but then looking for a cheaper version online while you're there.

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Federal Reserve Moves Interest Rates Higher

The U.S. Federal Reserve, acting as America's central bank, took another step towards normalising monetary policy, by increasing interest rates to a 1% to 1.25% range . That gauge is called core Personal Consumption Expenditures, and it was up just 1.5 percent in the 12 months ending in April. "Compared with the projections made in March, the median path for the federal funds rate is essentially unchanged", Yellen said, during a news conference.

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Fed's lone dissenter Kashkari says weak inflation a concern

The Minneapolis Fed president has now voted against both interest-rate hikes this year. This is the fourth rate hike since December 2015, when the United States began to normalise its rates following years of near-zero interest. "If we base our outlook for inflation on these actual data, we shouldn't have raised rates this week", Kashkari, who votes this year on the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee, said Friday in an essay published on the Minneapolis Fed's website.

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President Trump's maybe-nonexistent White House tapes, explained

The paper learned this in a response to a FOIA request that does not leave out the chance that "recordings could have been created by another entity" without the Secret Service's knowledge. Instead of describing Trump's words in such terms as "misspoke", or "stated inaccurately", or even "said falsely", Comey called him a liar. Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May.

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Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are "very positive"

May's Conservative Party, which failed to win a majority in last week's British general election, has been talking to Northern Ireland's largest party, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure the support of their 10 members of parliament in Westminster .

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Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing in tweet

It wasn't immediately clear to whom Trump was referring to in his comment "the man who told me to fire" Comey . Trump exclaimed on Twitter , referring to the investigation as a " Witch Hunt ". At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during last year's presidential campaign.

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Celtic confirm Jonny Hayes signing

Hayes joined Aberdeen , who have finished second to Celtic in the last three league campaigns, in 2012. As part of the deal for the Republic of Ireland winger, Ryan Christie has moved to Pittodrie on a season-long loan deal. It was hard a year ago seeing all the celebrations and all the stuff on social media and you want that for yourself and to be part of it. The lure of the Champions League should count in Celtic's favour, while the rapport he has built up with the Parkhead ...

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London fire: Queen Elizabeth issues somber message after site visit

It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday. Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-story concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments. Among concerns previously been raised by people in the wake of the fire was the lack of a centralised missing person list and worries over where Grenfell residents will be rehoused.

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58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

After the turbulent three months that saw Britain hit by three deadly militant attacks and now the Grenfell Tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in crises. Bellerin, a defender, also plays for London club Arsenal. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II observed a minute of silence, along with her husband, Prince Philip , before the annual parade marking her official birthday.

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Belmont Stakes is up for grabs

Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes ahead of 3-1 favourite Irish War Cry in the final leg of the US Triple Crown . The win completed a stellar triple crown for Pletcher, who also trained Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming . As I explain below, the value just isn't there in the favorite tonight, so might as well roll the dice on one of the long-shots. "Well, this is our home base", Pletcher said.

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Trading Statistics of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

The stock traded at a volume of 8.67 million shares. (NYSE:VZ) is trading at, 46.64 (0.00% today), Verizon Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 76.00%. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, February 23. Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 5.67% for the last five trades and expanded 3.55% in one month period.

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Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

Mostly because of this, Flynn was forced to resign, having worked at a high post in the White House for less than a month. But he may prove a critical witness in Mueller's probe, nonetheless. "I hope you can let this go". In the meantime, the Republican Natinal Committee appears to be girding for a fight. Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.

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Record smashing Thomas grabs US Open lead

Instead of the overly cautious approach that normally prevails at most U.S. Opens, anyone thinking about holding the trophy will need to compile a barrage of birdies to have any chance. Thomas may have had one of the more entertaining birdies of the afternoon at the par-4 fifth. He hit 12 of the 14 fairways in the second round, and one of the misses came on No.

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Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5

Could have had (different) results in both those games". On the ensuing face-off, Filip Forsberg scored from the opposite goal line, almost 200 feet away, making it 4-1 and game over. Fleury performed well in 15 games this postseason, posting a.924 save percentage, but he was replaced by Murray in the Eastern Conference Finals after allowing four goals in a first period to the Senators in Game 3 .

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President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation with tweet

On Thursday Trump derided a " witch hunt " against him, led by some "very bad" people . Painter's comments come as Trump and his allies cast doubt on Mueller's ability to conduct a fair investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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Immelt shook up GE's business model, but not its stock price

The company said the announcements were part of a succession plan that had been in place since 2011, and that now was an "ideal time for change" now that the company had completed its "pivot" away from financial services and the move of its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston .

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Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener

The opening ceremony will begin at the St. Petersburg Stadium at 4 p.m. Moscow time (1300 GMT) on Saturday, two hours before a match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , reports Tass news agency. Though 50,251 were in St. Petersburg Stadium that still left more than 10,000 empty seats. "When the president of your country comes out to make a speech this mobilizes us", Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov said through a translator.

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Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight

Most of the TV spots for the final, to be played in London , were pre-booked, however, fewer than 10 percent of the slots are left for the final. The Men in Green have once again risen to their tag of being completely unpredictable and come into the final on the back of three incredible victories - the most impressive of which has to be the eight-wicket trouncing of tournament favourites and hosts England in the semi-finals.

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Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins

Subban. Furthermore, I get that it may take a few more days before we can reflect on all the wonderful memories without a hint of regret still in them, but I know it'll happen. In doing so, the Predators became the first eighth-seeded team to sweep a first-round series since the current playoff format was introduced in 1994.

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Fidessa Group (LON:FDSA) Broker Price Targets

They now have a GBP 2400.00p price target on the stock. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Wednesday, January 25. Barclays Capital maintained Drax Group Plc (LON:DRX) on Friday, August 19 with "Overweight" rating. Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) had its target price lowered by Berenberg Bank from GBX 350 ($4.43) to GBX 340 ($4.30) in a report released on Friday, May 26th, Marketbeat reports.

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Jose Ortiz gets first Crown win aboard Tapwrit in Belmont

It was an up-and-down season for Tapwrit , too - well, more like a down-and-up season. As a yearling in 2015, he walked into the Fasig-Tipton sales ring in Saratoga Springs and walked out of the ring as the property of Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Yonkers native Robert LaPenta, who shelled out $1.2 million for the then-unnamed son of Tapit .

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Scotland stun Australia in Sydney

Russell's conversion made it 10-0. But yet again Scotland seized on a Wallabies mistake when the influential Russell charged down Genia's clearing kick for a gift try to give the visitors a 17-7 lead after 27 minutes. Wave after wave of attack came their way until eventually a ruck right on the Scotland line gave Genia the chance to reach out and just ground the ball on the line.

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Thomas sets Open mark with 9-under 63; Harman leads

That was a 10-shot improvement on his second round and left the 26-year-old on eight under par as he seeks to turn his Ryder Cup heroics into individual success. "But I'm looking forward to getting the job done". Thomas poured in the eagle to become the 29th player with a 63 in a major championship. Justin Thomas first caught the attention of the golf world when he carded a bogey-free 65 at the 2009 Wyndham Championship as a 16-year-old.

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Wallace: Trump's Tweets Are Keeping Mueller's Russia Probe in Headlines

Updated: President Donald Trump apparently confirmed he is under investigation for firing FBI director James Comey in an early morning tweet . Comey told the United States on live TV that there was no doubt the Russians interfered in last year's election.

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London police: 58 still missing, presumed dead from Grenfell Tower fire

Experts said the intensity of the fire that raged for hours at the 24-story building will make naming victims an extremely hard and slow process. Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police, said that number "may increase" and that the "significant" recovery operation is likely to take weeks.

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Amit Shah refutes chances of resumption of Indo-Pak cricket relations

Later today, Shah is scheduled to meet party MPs, MLAs, state unit office-bearers, morcha presidents, presidents of districts and mandals and other elected representatives in south Mumbai . "My father used to say this country is a region of Hindus therefore we have decided on the name of Mohan Bhagwat and he is our first priority but if there would be issues on his appointment then I have suggested Swaminathan's name as well", said Thackery.

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1MDB: DoJ allegations not backed with proof

The film was allegedly funded with assets from a fund called 1Malaysia Development Berdhard (1MDB), then diverted into shell companies. "Prior to the government's filing of the civil pleading..." The opposition pact, Pakatan Harapan, is misleading Malaysians about the implications of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announcement on 1MDB, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, today.

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London fire: Death toll rises to 58

May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire. The first victim of the Grenfell Tower inferno in London has been named as Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali (23), who came to Britain in 2014 and was studying engineering in London .

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Thomas burns up Erin Hills with record score

Fowler only had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey , who started eagle-birdie, and Xander Schauffele , a rookie on the PGA Tour who is playing his first major championship. But three costly bogeys on the back nine left Johnson needing to pick up strokes down the stretch which proved beyond him. And then Friday, a 94-year-old man at the tournament for the first time stopped breathing while in a grandstand on the sixth hole and died of what Washington County officials said appeared to be ...

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Uber CEO Turns the Page on Leadership

Employees at the company have told media the incidents have shaken their faith in Kalanick as a leader. On Sunday, the board voted unanimously to adopt all the recommendations made by a law firm hired to investigate deep-seated cultural problems, led by former United States attorney general Eric Holder .

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Northern Ireland's DUP wants "sensible Brexit", talks with May to continue

Many in Northern Ireland , especially the Loyalist community, see this DUP-Conservative arrangement as a good thing if the deal is signed today, as it may highlight the areas of Northern Ireland that need investment. Seven MPs were elected in Sinn Féin colours last week, although the party has always refused to take up seats in Westminster. One of British Prime Minister Theresa May's predecessors has warned that her plan to stay in power after losing her parliamentary majority risks ...

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Grocery Stocks Stumble After Amazon's Whole Foods Purchase

Wal-Mart, which upended the grocery sector itself when it made a decision to add food to its general-merchandise stores in the late 1980s, has thus far parried Amazon's advances. Wal-Mart, Target Corp. and Kroger may make offers to push Amazon to spend more, according to Karen Short, an analyst for Barclays. When Jana Partners LLC in April said it had raised its stake in Whole Foods in April and pushed for a sale of the company, Whole Foods interviewed several investment banks ...

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion

The deal has the possibility to be "transformative", Moody's lead retail analyst Charlie O'Shea said in a note, "not just for food retail, but for retail in general". It had previously announced plans to open a 1,800-square-foot store called Amazon Go in Seattle, Washington . It implies a trailing 12-month price-to-earnings multiple for Whole Foods of 31 times, versus a 14.4 average for the S&P 500 Food Retail index.


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