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Cities around the country prepare for a 'Day Without Immigrants'

Immigrants make up almost 23 percent of the American workforce, according to data from the Institute for Immigration Research at George Mason University. "I wanted to make sure we are in solidarity with them". This Thursday, February 16, people in Washington, D.C., may start to understand the real meaning of " Immigrants: We get the job done ." .

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Five-star Bayern Munich thrash Arsenal as Real Madrid put three past Napoli

On Feb. 4, they fell, 3-1, at Chelsea. Separately, the BBC reported, without sources, on Thursday that his future would be determined at the end of the season, when his existing deal expires. A move to Juventus or Bayern Munich would see him in a real hunt for league titles immediately. "I've done that dream, I'm still happy", said Eastmond, who played 10 times in Wenger's first team.

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Reserve Bank of Australia reveals new $10 note

According to the RBA, it will take some time for the new bank notes to be widely circulated. The Reserve Bank of Australia, which unveiled the new design today, said new security features had also been worked into the notes, similar to those on $5 notes released a year ago.

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Puzder likely won't be approved as labor secretary

Acosta is Trump's first Latino cabinet nominee. Acosta's nomination came after Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's parent CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., withdrew Wednesday, on the eve of his confirmation, hearing after a number of Republican senators said they would not support him.

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Shares Could Hit $40

Independent Advisor Alliance purchased a new stake in Applied Materials during the fourth quarter valued at about $105,000. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 22nd will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 17th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.13%.

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Gov. Cuomo Buries Plastic Bag Fee, Calling It 'Deeply Flawed'

New York State has proudly led this nation's environmental movement from its inception, fostering the early conservationist principles of Theodore Roosevelt, and birthing modern environmentalism at Storm King. "It is completely false that it was done for political purposes". "To use that as a justification to kill the bill is the height of chutzpah". "Despite this loss, we are proud of the coalition we have built, which took the issue of plastic solid waste.and raised it to the very highest ...

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Warren Gatland: British & Irish Lions captain could be left field

A competitive encounter at the Principality Stadium ended with victory for Eddie Jones' side, who ran out 21-16 victors thanks to a late try from Elliot Daly. "Is it for the betterment of the game and fulfilling the Lions as a tradition and an identity?" "It was a pretty physical game against Wales so they made the change early".

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Robert De Niro, Robert Kennedy Launch Campaign Against Big Pharma

President Donald Trump told Robert Kennedy Jr. that he expected an "uproar" from pharma when news of the commission first broke-but promised he would not "back down" from his plans, Kennedy said Wednesday. Some have tried linking mercury - specifically thimerosal - with autism. A comprehensive review by a committee of the Institute of Medicine in 2004, the year before Kennedy's article, concluded that "the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship ...

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Shaheen to Meet With Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Gorsuch worries abortion rights groups, although his record has left both sides in that debate uncertain. Yet voters give him a 12-point edge. "This blanket excuse frustrates any examination of what kind of judge the nominee will be". To some Democrats including Oregon's Jeff Merkley, this amounted to "stealing" the Supreme Court seat. Gorsuch called Garland a "model nominee" and said he hopes to be "half the nominee" Garland was, according to Durbin.

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GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

Doing so doesn't reduce family-planning grants, they argue. H.J. Res. 43, if passed by the Senate and signed by the President, would mean that states, if they chose, could continue to attempt to redirect Title X funds away from objectionable organizations like Planned Parenthood .

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Flynn's access to classified info suspended after resignation

Where were the calls for National Security Advisor Susan Rice's resignation when she went on five Sunday talk shows to say that the attack on the American diplomatic compound was a sudden uprising caused by a video instead of the truth that it was a carefully coordinated attack? National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is out of President Trump's administration after news of his resignation hit the news cycle early Tuesday morning.

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Delhi serial blasts: Accused Tariq Ahmed Dar gets 10-year jail term

In its order, the court said, "the prosecution has not been able to prove any link between Mohd Hussain Fazili and Mohd Rafiq Shah on one hand, and Dar on the other". The blasts were strongly condemned by leader across the world. Dar was working as a sales representative of a multinational firm when he was arrested by Delhi police from Kashmir on November 10, 2005 .

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Molina Healthcare Inc (MOH) Downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Analysts mean target price for Molina Healthcare, Inc. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Molina Healthcare from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, January 4th.

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DC zoo prepares to say goodbye to giant panda Bao Bao

One keeper and one veterinarian will accompany her in her new home. Bao Bao will be flown to China on a FedEx plane. All Bao Bao devotees are encouraged to make art and write letters for the panda to enjoy on her long trip to China. Keepers have taken over the Zoo's Instagram page where they are posting photos of Bao Bao as she spends her last days in the U.S. Chinese embassy chefs will kick off the festivities with a dumpling party for zoo visitors and Bao Bao Thursday morning.

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Daddy, daughter ballet class celebrates Valentine's Day

The school asked moms to participate in students' hip hop classes on the day before or after Valentine's Day. One clip shows several Philly dads dancing along with their daughters to "Waltz of the Flowers" from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite", including one particularly devoted dad in a pink tutu.

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Wall Street Stories: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 11 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 21 recommend as HOLD and 3 gave it as a SELL security for current period. On 05/19/2016, Analysts were suspecting EPS of $0.88/share where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in a report issued on Wednesday. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

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Brush fire prompts evacuations in Polk County

The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Florida Forest Service aided in containing the fire. 'It's not really normal this year but all the conditions together are flawless for fires'. Firefighters and law enforcement will remain on the scene to monitor the situation. At least one home was damaged in Polk County. Polk County Emergency Management, Polk County Building Division and the American Red Cross are now carrying out a thorough assessment to determine the actual count of damaged or ...

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Huawei Assistant to be found on the company's handsets in China?

But if Huawei intends to become the top smartphone vendor in the world, it would have to leave a mark in the U.S. market, dominated by Samsung and Apple for quite a few years now. Instead, the Chinese voice assistant will be introduced to support an ecosystem of apps, games, and services that Huawei is already building in its native market.

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Nationwide recall of cheese products due to listeria traced back IN plant

About 1,600 people a year in the US are sickened by the bug, resulting in about 260 deaths annually. Sargento's website states they were notified by an IN supplier about a possible contamination of their Longhorn Colby cheese. You can find links to all the brands and which of their products have been recalled at the bottom of the article. Sargento supplies some cheese products to Taylor Farms.

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Humana To Scrap Remaining ACA Policies In 2018

Justice Department sued to block its tie-up with Humana. "There's still a lot we don't know and a lot of uncertainty in this market, and the Humana exit, in part, reflects that". "They're not required to participate in these markets". Humana is now considered the second largest insurer of MA. Two congressional Republicans, Kentucky senator Rand Paul and SC representative Mark Sanford, are expected to unveil an Obamacare replacement bill today that would lift restrictions on insurers and ...

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Anil Dave can no longer pretend that pollution doesn't kill

The report was put together by HEI in cooperation with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia and it involved more than 2,000 researchers. "What we are trying to do is work in coordination with it", said Nadda. "He told the Guardian: "[The effects of air pollution] are a synergistic manifestation of factors which include food habits, occupational habits, socioeconomic status, medical history, immunity, ...

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ADHD a 'brain disorder', not just bad behaviour

Hoogman said the findings support previous theories that the brains of people with ADHD may develop more slowly but that those differences are mostly wiped out by the time children grow up. Furthermore, the review has shown an insignificant difference in the brain volumes. "These differences are very small - in the range of a few percent - so the unprecedented size of our study was crucial to help identify these", she said.

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China says bird flu spread slows, vows to stiffen controls

In January alone, a total of 79 people reportedly died from H7N9 avian flu in China, which has affected the share prices of meat producers across the nation. Last week, Guangzhou officials advised residents to avoid contact with any live poultry after one-third of poultry markets in the city were found to be contaminated with bird flu .

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Sasikala convicted in DA case: Massive celebrations erupt outside O Panneerselvam's residence

Tuesday's verdict means Panneerselvam is now likely to stay at the helm although Sasikala loyalists were reported to be rallying around one of her main allies, Edappady Palaniswamy, as an alternative. Palanisamy was born in the Andhiyur village of Salem district on March 2, 1954. As of now, it has not been confirmed by the OPS camp about their next plan of action.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (VRX) stock price concludes at 6.75% with

After trading began at $15.03 the stock was seen hitting $16 as a peak level and $14.96 as the lowest level. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International , Inc.is a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics.

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Consumer Prices Post Biggest Rise in Nearly Four Years

Food prices, the major component of CPI, increased by 2.7% in January compared to a 2.5% rise in the month of December. Food inflation was also higher on a year-on-year basis in January, as compared to the same month last year. However, the rising costs in food and fuel were partially offset by prices for clothing and footwear, which fell by more than they did a year ago. "Oil prices have so far lacked momentum, despite significant cuts to crude oil output".

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Nestle Misses Full Year Profit Estimate, Targets 'Considerable' Costs Cuts in 2017

The company's shares were down 1.1 percent at 72.35 Swiss francs at 0845 GMT (2:45 a.m. ET). All business segments posted increased organic sales in the year. It was the fourth straight year Nestle had missed its 5-6% growth objective, known as the "Nestle Model". Analysts on average were expecting 2016 growth of 3.4 percent, according to a Reuters poll.

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Grammy 2017: Adele tears up in a heartfelt tribute to George Michael

The British singer's comeback track Hello and album 25 beat Beyonce's Formation and Lemonade respectively at the 59th annual ceremony. Watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday, some pro-lifers were pleasantly surprised to hear Beyonce honor motherhood and babies in the womb during her performance.

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'honoured' as 'Sherlock' tops BBC characters poll

The novel tells the tale of a married couple dealing with the loss of their child, and Cumberbatch will take on the lead role of the protagonist Stephen Lewis. The TV film will come from SunnyMarch TV, which Cumberbatch co-founded. "Masterpiece has been proud to showcase Benedict's work for many years, and of course " Sherlock " has been a fantastic gift to our audience", said Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton.

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Producer Prices Rose 0.6% in January

For example Pan, intoxicants: 6.4%, clothing and footwear: 4.7%, Housing 5.0%, Fuel and light: 3.4% "Clearly the non-food components have registered an increase and would tend to be upward moving going ahead". Meanwhile, the monthly growth in input prices eased to 1.7% from 2.7%, but stayed above the expected 1%. The Consumer Price Index-based inflation was at 5.69 percent in January past year.

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Merck Alzheimer's Drug Study Halted Early for Futility

Merck & Co has terminated a Phase II/III trial testing its investigational medicine verubecestat in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. They include attempts by Biogen Inc. 'It's encouraging that there are no concerns over the safety of this drug and that it will continue to be tested in people in the pre-symptomatic stages of disease, where there is more chance that it will prevent the build-up of toxic amyloid plaques.

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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

The most common respiratory tract infection is the common cold, but others include bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the sinuses or ears. Adding vitamin D to food would reduce deaths and significantly cut healthcare costs in countries such as Britain, say the authors of a major global study that shows it can reduce the risk of colds, flu and other unsafe infections such as pneumonia.

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Exports record positive growth for a fifth consecutive month

However, gold imports slipped by 29.94 per cent to $2.04 billion in January 2017 from $2.91 billion in the same month previous year as demand declined following cash crunch post demonetisation. "Positive trade data sets the stage for a further buildup in India's exports taking advantage of pickup in the United States and Europe", said T S Bhasin, chairman, EEPC India.

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Texas defends Trump travel ban

Eighteen other states, including California and NY, supported the challenge. The 9th Circuit will eventually decide on whether or not a larger panel of judges should reconsider the case. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle suspended Trump's entire order across the country February 3 after its legality was challenged by Washington state.

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Netanyahu meets top United States diplomat Tillerson in Washington

The first meeting between Tillerson and Lavrov comes amidst growing criticism from United States lawmakers over the Trump administration's relationship with Russian Federation. While Lavrov and Tillerson will reportedly be meeting for the first time, the former ExxonMobil CEO has close ties to Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin, with whom he brokered a $500bn oil exploration deal in 2012 , which won him the Kremlin's Order of Friendship in 2013.