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Senate returns after Democrats push ahead on 'grand bargain'

The bills were separated on Wednesday in order to allow lawmakers to vote on the merits of the ideas individually. They included an overhaul to the way schools are funded and a fix for beleaguered state pension systems. And so a lot of heavy lifting remains in the Senate, not to mention the House, where Democratic Speaker Madigan has long contended that no extra issues should be tied to the budget.

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Senate Judiciary Committee requests Comey memos-and Trump's recordings of those conversations

Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the Republican president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading vice president Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations a year ago with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.

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EU offers 'fairness' to Britain in Brexit talks

She added: "That's not malice". The German chancellor added that her suggestion "isn't malicious" but an "obstacle" would be created to "compensate" the remaining 27 European Union member states if such a policy emerged. Addressing the European parliament in Strasbourg, Barnier cautioned against an aggressive approach to the talks due to start after the UK's general election on 8 June, the result of which he said he hoped would bring stability.

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Local fans unleash the force for 'Star Wars' day

Mark Hamill , 65, - yes, Luke Skywalker himself - tweeted a fun fact about May The Fourth, marking how the day is connected to Al Capone , Margaret Thatcher and Will Arnett , 47. New rumours from the Star Wars fan community have suggested that a showdown between General Leia and Supreme Leader Snoke could take place at the start of the forthcoming film, The Last Jedi.

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Higher taxes and spending in Labour manifesto

The manifesto commits to a fiscal credibility rule, requiring a Labour government to eliminate the deficit on day-to-day spending within five years and ensure that debt is lower at the end of the next parliament. A "no deal" scenario would be "the worst possible deal". Mr Corbyn sought to put some distance between Labour and the Conservatives on Brexit , promising that Labour would take a different approach in the negotiations, prioritising access to the single market and the customs union.

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HTC Unveils the U11 Squeeze-Sensing Smartphone

U11 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. HTC has already started taking pre-orders of its Snapdragon 835-powered flagship but if you're looking to avail a discount on the company's latest and greatest smartphone, then you've come to the right place.Squeeze while in your messages app and you launch voice dictation, while it's also possible to re-assign squeezes to specific apps - for example to launch Facebook or another of your social ...

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Destiny 2 Supports Cross Saves Between PS4 and PC?

We'll also be live from the event in Los Angeles, getting some hands-on time with the game. Those interested can watch the news and gameplay as it unfolds Live at 10am Pacific or 1 PM ET via the live.playstation.com hub. As well as providing a first look at Destiny 2 gameplay Bungie will also be offering a chance to win a ticket to this year's E3 2017 games conference.

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What you need to know about North Korea's missile test

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called the missile a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket", and it said the "Hwasong-12" was "capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead". "North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long", a statement released over the weekend said. Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in China, condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but cautioned against "intimidating" the ...

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Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack

With the world still getting to grips with the unprecedented global cyber attacks through the WannaCry ransomware, the group that made such an attack possible has promised that it would soon be making tools available, which could lead to similar attacks in the future.

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Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Comes to iPhone

Google today revealed that Google Home is gaining support for hands-free calling. According to Google, over 70% of all Assistant requests are expressed through natural "conversational" language queries, with many of them being follow-up questions.

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Google Gives Artificial Intelligence More Power in its Products

It can identify a flower, give you details on a restaurant and - drawing the most applause from the audience - you can point it at a friend's WiFi information and it will automatically connect you, saving you the headache of typing in an alphabet soup of a password.

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Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

As has been the pattern in the past, Google is working its way through the alphabet, which means that Android 7.0 ("N", for "Nougat"), will be replaced by Android 8.0, AKA Android O. The Assistant can now speak and understand more languages ( sadly, not any of the Indic languages, yet). New apps, including the free version of Spotify and home Bluetooth streaming will add to Google Home's media chops, while new proactive features will wake Google Home so that it can remind you of upcoming ...

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Google to rival voice assistant Siri on iPhones

This is where the newly revealed Google Lens comes in. Now, Google is drawing upon that treasure trove to teach new tricks to its digital assistant, which debuted past year on its Pixel phone and an internet-connected speaker called Home that is trying to mount a challenge to Amazon's Echo.

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Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

The rumors came true: iPhone users will soon be able to tap into the increasingly powerful Google Assistant . For the privacy-conscious Android users, Google promises that all of this happens on the device, in real-time, with no data leaking out to the Interenet.

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WannaCry malware exploited OS weakness to spread

However, this doesn't mean that we can't prevent these attacks by following just the simplest of steps. The malware has spread at a whopping pace reaching countries worldwide, with evidence of the malicious software found in more than 150 countries.

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Facebook to refund overcharged advertisers

Facebook announced this error in a blog post published on Tuesday . This bug has affected advertisers billed link clicks since March 2016. The scale of the bug was relatively minor, as the average refund payment to affected advertisers was only around $10, Marketing Land reported.

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Google Daydream standalone VR headsets are coming, including an HTC Vive one

A standalone VR headset doesn't require a smartphone to function. Google has their Project Tango tracking technology built into the headset, with the reference design Daydream VR headset including custom specifications for tracking cameras and other sensors, that will fully utilize Tango.

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Analysts Consensus For London Stock Exchange Group (LON:LSE)

It closed at $4.15 lastly. About 301,255 shares traded. It has underperformed by 7.48% the S&P500. The Center Coast Capital Advisors Lp holds 3.27M shares with $125.40 million value, down from 3.66M last quarter. ( NYSE:WM ), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. EnQuest Plc had 101 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Goldman Sachs.

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3-D Printed 'Ovary' Allows Mouse to Give Birth

When the 3D printed ovaries were implanted into infertile mice, the mice were not only able to ovulate, they also gave birth to healthy pups. But that's not even the coolest part. "We wouldn't be able to do that if we didn't use a 3-D printer platform". The shape of the printed ovarian scaffold was modelled closely on the external supporting structure of a real mouse ovary.

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Turnbull and Moon talk trade, security

Moon advocated dialogue with the North as well as sanctions, adopting a more conciliatory stance than his predecessor. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also". Korea Economic Institute analyst Troy Stangarone told VOA that Moon has stated he would only negotiate with North Korea after consulting with the United States.

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South Park: The Fractured but Whole to launch in October

Those of you who are eager to return to the small town of South Park will be pleased to know that a new release date has been announced , along with a brand new trailer. An all-new combat system offers unique opportunities to master space and time while on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives players the freedom to craft their own equipment to aid them in battle.

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Inmarsat launches fourth Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat's mission was SpaceX's second launch in just two weeks and the next launch is scheduled in another two weeks. Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the fourth high-speed broadband communications satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4).

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Google doodle of today celebrates Antikythera mechanism's discovery

Google celebrates the Antikythera Mechanism with a new doodle . "Today's Doodle illustrates how a rusty remnant can open up a skyful of knowledge and inspiration", Google said. Researchers still ponder on other possible uses of the device. Jones and colleagues found that those inscriptions on the front and back of the mechanism would have been a key for all of the dials and what they were used for.

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Indian-origin techie links ransomware attack to N Korea

Choi also cited an accidental communication he had previous year with a hacker traced to a North Korean internet address who admitted development of ransomware. There were no signs that the attack sought to single out the USA or South Korea, despite its emergence at a time of high tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Unlocked LG G5 Nougat Update Released In The U.S.

Users of AT&T's HTC One M9 will be receiving their own Android 7.0 Nougat, and their website will provide information on how to move forward past the OTA. It tells us that we can download the update via FOTA, that we must have the device connected to a Wi-Fi in order to download it. We're talking about the U.S.

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Apple officially starts manufacturing iPhones in India

Turns out that the objective was carried out to completion and the first iPhones manufactured in India are going to be arriving this month. "Apple is likely to sell a good number of iPhones if it prices them so aggressively", said Faisal Kawoosa, principal analyst at research firm CMR.

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Over 50% doctors suffer from hypertension or high BP, says study

What amplifies the problem of hypertension is the fact that it often goes unnoticed as it attacks the body surreptitiously, without showing up symptoms of its own. The exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Eris Lifesciences on the World Hypertension Day yesterday.

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Delphi makes a 'logical fit' for BMW autonomous collaboration

Other integration and development partners will be added by BMW, Intel, and Mobileye. They plan to start producing automated vehicle systems by 2021. The trio had said at the time that other companies, both auto makers and technology groups, would be welcome to join their efforts, the Times notes.

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Intel to launch Core i9 Skylake-X & i7 Kaby Lake-X CPUs

It'll be interesting to see if this product stack is compelling enough to drive upsell from Intel's mainstream desktop platform to the high-end desktop platform, and up the stack within the high-end desktop platform. However, it might not turn out affordable for everyone, so the 6 core and 8 core CPUs will probably remain the main choices of the gamers. These two variants will stand side by side at the lower-end side, while the Skylake-X models will be positioned at the highest point.

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The New, Faster BMW M5 Will Have Fully Switchable Four-Wheel Drive

A BMW insider revealed to Car Keys earlier this year that the next M5 would adopt four-wheel drive, in an effort to better harness the extra power and reduce the all-torque-no-traction qualities of the previous car. It's designed for dry track use apparently, but then there's the MDM mode for 4WD Sport, aimed at more committed types. What's the 2017 BMW M5 like to drive? The driver-focused cockpit of the new BMW M5 now has an even clearer layout courtesy of the lowered instrument panel ...

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PES 2018 release date announced

There's no official release date for PES 2018 yet, but no doubt it'll arrive around September time as is usual with this annual release series. " Pro Evolution Soccer truly is back". Presentation Overhaul - Brand new in-game redesign to the UI for all menus, as well as real player images added to the gameplan screen and myClub, give the game a new broadcast feel.

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Developer Preview 4 of Android Things OS is now available

At the moment, the content library isn't exactly bustling, but it's coming along - and there's some great stuff available already. AppAdvice will provide coverage of Google I/O 2017 as it relates to Apple products today and throughout the week.

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Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm stated that "It is unfortunate that we must take this action against these long-time licensees to enforce our agreements, but we can not allow these manufacturers and Apple to use our valuable intellectual property without paying the fair and reasonable royalties to which they have agreed".

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Apple iPhone 7 top-selling smartphone in Q1 with 6% share

However, such a move would be a welcome idea for potential iPhone 8 buyers and it may also help with Apple's targets of beating Samsung Galaxy S8 following its awesome start to life across different markets globally. To review, specs of the Oppo R9s include a 5.5-inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16MP rear cam, 16MP selfie shooter, Snapdragon 625 chipset, 64GB onboard storage, and 4GB RAM.

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South Korean media: New president will visit US next month

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo told parliament Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of lofted, trajectory - considerably longer than North Korea's current missiles.


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