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Consensus: GOP moving along on tax reform

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The bill is back in the House, but President Trump has urged Republicans to pass the budget quickly and move to taxes. There is considerable more work to be done on the matter, but there seems to be more of a consensus among the GOP to actually work together on reforming and simplifying our federal tax system. Read More »

Middle School Football Team's Season Canceled Over Racist Snapchats

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The Short Pump Middle School football team has been forced to forfeit the rest of the season as a result of this incident coming to light. "You see kids in the locker room forcing kids over the bench". The team at Short Pump Middle School outside Richmond had three games left in the season and will continue to meet for practice and participate in mandatory discussions over racial intolerance, ethics and accountability. Read More »

Ukraine airport says tightened security after cyber attack

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In nearby Ukraine , computer systems for the Kiev Metro, Odessa airport , and Ukrainian ministries of infrastructure and finance have also been affected, according to a blog post published Tuesday morning by antivirus provider Eset. Ransomware is wreaking havoc through Russia , Ukraine and potentially further afield, in a breakout similar to WannaCry and NotPetya. A number of companies were also affected worldwide. Read More »

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Shares Bought by Woodstock Corp

It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500. BTR Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 7.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Pittenger & Anderson has invested 0.68% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Guardian Cap Lp holds 0.18% or 92,334 shares. 17,982 were reported by Burns J W Ny. Read More »

Former Production Assistant in New York Says Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Her

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Haleyi said she and Weinstein did not speak "until shooting was over". Her voice occasionally catching, she claimed Weinstein had "orally forced himself" on her after pinning her on to a bed and removing her tampon. Allred declined to comment on whether they will sue, and whether they will go to the cops about this. But after the Weinstein allegations began pouring in, they said, "it's like an invisible dam collapsed". Read More »

Heckler Throws Russian Flags At President: "Trump Is Treason!"

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A progressive activist on Tuesday interrupted President Donald Trump's arrival to Senate Republicans' weekly lunch by throwing Russian flags and shouting, " Trump is treason ". The incident occurred as Trump was heading to the White House for lunch. Senator Bob Corker, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today said the President "has great difficulty with the truth on many issues" and said he repeatedly mislead the American public. Read More »

Brady Says Goal Is to Release Tax Bill on November 1

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The President has clashed with Sen McConnell and other Senate Republicans over their failure to advance a healthcare repeal bill and, increasingly, over their questioning his foreign policy. The House budget resolution calls for a revenue-neutral tax bill and would combine tax cuts with $203 billion in spending cuts to mandatory programs, including food assistance for the poor. Read More »

Arconic Inc (ARNC) Announces Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS

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The company had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.09 billion. Analysts await Arconic Inc. Elliott is Arconic's biggest shareholder with a 10.62 percent stake as of June 30. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,409 shares in the company, valued at $108,064.59. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website . Read More »

'Idiots of the century' swim into crocodile trap

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He added: "It appears they've swum under a sign that says it's illegal to tamper with this trap and put themselves literally where we put the bait, literally where we are trying to capture the crocodiles". Queensland's environment minister, Steven Miles, criticised the men on Twitter, tweeting one of their images with the message: "Srsly?" Their numbers have "exploded since they were declared a protected species in the 1970s, with Cameron's death reigniting calls to control them", says NDTV. Read More »

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on New Syria Chemical Weapons Probe

The attack on Khan Sheikhoun in April left more than 80 people dead and prompted the U.S. to launch missile strikes on a Syrian airbase. The October 26 report will cover an April 4 chemical-weapons attack using sarin gas in the village of Khan Sheikhun, which was controlled by the Syrian opposition at the time. Read More »

Gowdy, Goodlatte announce investigation into DOJ's handling of Clinton emails

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Notably, Nunes did not mention Clinton's name Tuesday as he announced his investigation - instead, he, DeSantis and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., focused on the involvement of then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and the extent to which the Justice Department and the FBI had been scrutinizing the transaction or the entities involved. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki thrashes Elina Svitolina in WTA Finals

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In the day's other contest, Caroline Wozniacki was an even more convincing victor as she dropped just two games en route to a 6-2 6-0 triumph over Elina Svitolina . "I think this court rewards being able to go from offense to defense, defense to offense, and I think it rewards the player that has good hands, in particular", she said. Read More »

TIMES MUGABE's AGE YOUNGER: Austria Elects 31 Year Old President

Last time the Freedom party joined the country's government in 2000, Austria was ostracised by its European Union neighbours. Mr Kurz's centre-right People's party won the national election with 31.5 per cent of votes. Austria's president tasked Mr Kurz on Friday with forming a government . The main sticking points in coalition talks with the Freedom party are likely to be over top ministerial appointments and European policy. Read More »

'Pretty Little Liars' Star Janel Parrish Gets Engaged, Shows Off Engagement Ring

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An hour after her announcement, Parrish showed off her engagement ring on Instagram . The proposal took place in Toronto, Canada, where Parrish is now starring in a local Grease musical as Sandy. "I feel like the luckiest girl alive!" Parrish and Long have been dating for over three years, having celebrated their anniversary on September 3. Long reciprocated the shoutout with another Instagram album, saying, "Year one down". Read More »

Gold Star family in Zebulon receives $25K check promised by Trump

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On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Post reported that President Trump allegedly reneged on a promise made to the father of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge. Calling every family member isn't a presidential tradition. The Washington Post recently reported that the president promised them the money after their son was killed in June but hadn't followed through. Read More »

Government distances itself from 'McCarthyite' letter from Tory whip

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In a letter seen by The Independent , they say: "Since the United Kingdom is still a Member State of the EU, you are obliged as a working politician to respect and follow the European Union treaties". "This chap, Mr Heaton-Harris". He said: "To be absolutely clear, I believe in free speech in our universities and in having an open and vigorous debate on Brexit". Read More »

Water Emergency In 12 Oakland County Communities; Boil Water, Schools Closed

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The Great Lakes Water Authority said it didn't have an estimate of the number of water customers affected, since it provides water to individual water departments. GLWA Water Quality will advise the affected communities when the BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been lifted. West Bloomfield Township and Wixom. The transmission main break on 14 Mile Road between Farmington and Drake sparked a drop in water pressure, authority officials said. Read More »

Activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini recite Shiv Chalisa in Taj Mahal

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The Apex court pulled up Uttar Pradesh government for granting permission to local authorities to construct a parking lot near the monument. Mehta, in his PIL, has sought protection of the Taj from the ill effects of polluting gases and deforestation in and around the area. Read More »

Ivanka Trump: President's Plan Will Democratize Tax Code

People on social media reacted to Ivanka's remarks about the tax reform saying that the tax plan won't really help people of all strata but just the rich. Turning to global matters, Trump said the president's plan will make America more competitive by dropping corporate taxes that keep domestic money parked overseas. Read More »

Govt's to soon announce Bharatmala highway project worth 7 lakh crores

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Government's proposed Bharatmala Highway Project will be completed in next 5 years with an estimated cost of ₹7 lakh crores. The proposal came up for approval at a meeting of the Union Cabinet in the national capital on Tuesday. The plan will cost Rs 6.9 lakh crore. Bharatmala is a mega plan of the government and the largest highways project after the NHDP that saw the development of about 50,000 km. Read More »

French President Macron's dog Nemo caught peeing on presidential fireplace

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On seeing what his pet had done, the French President was reported as telling his ministers that the dog "was doing something quite exceptional". " I wondered what that noise was ", the junior minister for ecology, Brune Poirson, says. "Does that happen often?" adds aide Julien Denormandie , per the Guardian . "No", Macron replies laughing, "You have triggered a totally unusual behavior in my dog". Read More »

German private sector economy maintains strong growth momentum in October

The Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 52.5 from September's 52.9. A reading above 50.0 on the index indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. Increase in new business activity, leading to a six-year record in work backlogs. Surge in the rate of hiring, close to the peaks seen in the last 10 years. Read More »

ECP rejects Imran Khan's request to disqualify Ayesha Gulalai

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The PTI's lawyer, during an earlier hearing, said that Gulalai had violated party laws by abstaining from the vote although she was present at a meeting in which the party had chose to field Rasheed as its candidate for the post of PM, and Khan had notified all party members to support the Awami Muslim League chief. Read More »

AEG Picks Up London's Victoria Park

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Following the opening weekend, a 4-day community focused midweek event will deliver a free entertainment programme of comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to show the vibrancy of its surrounding area. AEG Presents have secured the exclusive rights to host events at East London's Victoria Park next year. A press release announcing the new festival stated that AEG Presents and Goldenvoice "were awarded the Victoria Park contract by Tower Hamlets following an open tender process". Read More »

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic to make drastic changes for Tottenham clash

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Winger Lamela has not featured for nearly a year due to a hip injury, but the Argentine global has recently returned to training and it had been thought that he could feature against West Ham United in the EFL Cup . We will play with fresh players who will compete tomorrow. "It's important to keep the momentum if we rotate and give opportunities to some players to play". Read More »

Bandra's La Mer building fire doused, no injuries

The incident took place on Tuesday evening and, as soon as the news started doing the rounds, the actress rushed to her flat to visit her mother Brindya Rai with husband Abhishek Bachchan . Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, whose maiden house is located in the building, was spotted outside with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan. The cause of the fire is yet not known. Read More »

Snøhetta's underwater restaurant would also double as a marine life research center

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Called Under (a word that when translated into Norwegian means "wonder", the architect points out), the restaurant will specialize in seafood (what else?) and accommodate up to 100 people. From the entrance, where the tide pool meets the sea, guests enter the cloakroom area. Researchers will also help create optimal conditions on the seabed so that fish and shellfish can thrive near the restaurant, Snøhetta said. Read More »

Egypt's Sisi meets Macron in Paris amid concerns over extremism

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Macron, who raised alleged human rights abuse in Russian Federation with Vladimir Putin in May during his trip to France, will welcome Sisi to the Elysee Palace on Tuesday for talks set to be focused on security. "It is normal that Bercy (the French finance ministry) would want to make sure Egypt should be able to pay its plane orders", Le Maire said. A statement from Macron's office last week said the talks would focus on security and regional security "but also the human rights situation ... Read More »

Irishman Halawa arriving home after four years in Egyptian jail

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Halawa is now 21 years old. Halawa, who grew up in Firhouse near Dublin, said his priority now was to look after his sick mother and expressed regret at leaving behind "a lot of innocent people" still being detained. Halawa was freed late last week, about a month after he was acquitted of all charges related to a mass Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013 . Read More »

Crossbow Killing: Arrow Shot Through Boy, 10, Hits Brother

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The 13-year-old boy picked up a crossbow and shot Austin in the abdomen, officials tell KOCO . A witness tells News 9 that Austin's younger brother, 8-year-old Ayden, sat nearby with an arrow lodged in his shoulder. According to transcripts of the 911 call obtained by Oklahoma News4, the caller told the dispatch: "One of the neighbors.I guess an arrow went through one of the kids and stuck in the other". Read More »

French parents name their child 'Jihad' ... get reported to police

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French parents are free to name their children as they wish, so long as the child - or any third party - is not harmed by it. "The process is underway", the legal source said. But this isn't the first time a baby has been called "Jihad" in France or the first time parents have landed themselves in hot water. Parents in the town of Leguevin, near Toulouse, France, have named their baby son... Read More »

I have not called for demos on Election Day, Raila

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In a shock decision, Kenya's Supreme Court overturned the August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta over his opposition leader Raila Odinga, citing "irregularities" in the transmission of the results. They called for the postponement of the poll until there were clear changes in the country's electoral system. "All we know is that there will be no elections". Read More »

Eli Lilly (LLY) Tops Q3 Earnings & Sales, Ups 2017 View

BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "sell" rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Gross margin increased 8 percent from past year to $4.092 billion, while gross margin as a percent of revenue was 72.3 percent, a decrease of 0.7 percentage points. Read More »

Supreme Court considers Northern Ireland's abortion law

Travelling to England for care also presents particular challenges for women who wish to bring the foetal remains home for burial or genetic testing. The appeal will explore whether abortion law here is incompatible with global human rights. Read More »

EF1 tornado hit near damaged casino

Emergency managers and National Weather Service officials continued to survey damage Sunday afternoon in other counties, where as many as four tornadoes were initially reported Saturday night. No injuries have been reported. Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for the Department, stated that twisters downed trees and caused power supply problems in certain areas. Read More »

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic flame starts journey from Games' birthplace

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The short ceremony inside the stadium used during the ancient Greek Olympics , was also attended by South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon. Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung, among the most successful and decorated athletes from his country, was the first South Korean to run with the torch, picking up the flame from Greece's Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis, the first torch-bearer, just outside the ancient stadium. Read More »

Demonetization Anniversary: Opposition To Observe 'Black Day' On Nov 8

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Eighteen political parties have chose to hold protests in every state against the government's decision which caused hardship to the people. At the meeting on Monday, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress spoke on the need to announce joint programmes, but some leaders like CPI's D. Read More »

Hilarious moment goalkeeper celebrates penalty save before ball bounces back into goal

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Attempted goal celebrations are often curtailed by an offside flag or the referee's whistle, but rarely has a player been punished so cruelly for celebrating prematurely than this goalkeeper in Thailand. "Both teams scored their penalties". As it happens, Satri duly missed their next penalty to send Bangkok through to the next round. Then it looked like the other team had lost because they missed. Read More »

Megamillions goes to $2 a ticket this weekend

The game's starting jackpot will start at $40 million instead of $15 million, according to a Michigan Lottery news release. The cost of playing the cheaper of the two multi-state lottery games is going up. Mega Millions is now offered for sale in 44 states , plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. After the changes went into effect, a $1.6 billion prize was shared by three people in January 2016 and a MA woman won a $758.7 million jackpot in August. Read More »

Korea, US, Japan to Hold Talks in Philippines

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He said Singapore will also "continue to promote the use of measures to reduce the risks of miscalculation and mishaps in the air and at sea". The ADMM-Plus is a platform for the ASEAN Defence Ministers to engage their dialogue partners from Asia and the Pacific. Read More »

Autopsy shows Hillcrest School headmistress Gabrielle Maina was shot once

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The ABC says Gabrielle Maina's husband and a second man have been arrested in connection to the former Minto teacher's death. Friends said Ms Maina was an "exceptional mother" to her two young sons and "passionate teacher". "She always talked about going to Africa, she was so looking forward to it". "We remember her fierce support of students and teachers; she approached everything with passion, commitment and a good sense of humour". Read More »

Big US companies to meet Yogi Adityanath today in Lucknow

The delegation comprises of members from 26 top U.S. companies that had come to visit the state in order to meet the state cabinet and discuss feasibilities for investment. He also asserted that the foundation for the tour was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the U.S. in June when he invited CEOs of top USA companies to invest in India, saying "GST was a game changer that made the country a business-friendly destination". Read More »

South Korea to resume work on 1400MW nuclear reactors

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President Moon Jae-in has said the public survey conducted on whether to resume construction of the Shin Kori 5 and 6 nuclear reactors served to create a new model for resolving social conflicts. South Korea has 24 nuclear reactors, supplying a third of its electricity. "Our final public opinion survey showed 59.5 percent of (responding) South Koreans chose to resume the construction", Kim Ji-hyung, chairman of the committee, told a news conference on Friday. Read More »