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Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria, OPCW chief says

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria that matched the new ones. "The Kremlin thinks as before that the onl...

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Fact check: Are Trump's health-plan protections real?

President Donald Trump 's tax-cutting plan aims to eliminate all loopholes except the mortgage interest and charitable giving deductions, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday. "On the...

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FCC head announces plan to undo net neutrality

Once approved, the proposal will remove any legal powers the FCC now has to regulate Internet providers, returning everything to the state it was before 2015. Those rules legally prevent ISPs like Co...

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Crude drifts weaker in Asia with market looking to API estimates

Crude drifts weaker in Asia with market looking to API estimates

This is largely due to a persistent rise in USA crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA , which has risen by 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.27 million bpd, to levels last seen during the height of the oil ...

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Gunman targets black victims in San Diego pool shooting

Gunman targets black victims in San Diego pool shooting

Peter Selis, a vehicle mechanic, has been identified as the suspect involved in the shooting of seven people - all non-whites - at a San Diego-area apartment complex pool. He was pronounced dead at ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces blue print to reverse net neutrality rules

Pai said his proposal will face an initial vote on May 18 but he would not seek to finalize a reversal of the Obama rules until the FCC takes public comment, which could take several months. That mean...

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Oil hits 11-day low on expected surge in USA shale output

However, still-large inventories and higher output from some producers such as the United States - which is not participating in the supply accord - have limited the rally. Saudi crude exports fell to...

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Donald Trump Keeps Up Charade That He Might Release His Tax Returns

Donald Trump Keeps Up Charade That He Might Release His Tax Returns

By the CRFB's estimates , President Trump's tax plan - which is still very light on details and hard to forecast with any accuracy - would cost about $5.5 trillion over a decade. Kauffman said the pl...

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US Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in Three Years

US Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in Three Years

The report is based on source data that is incomplete or subject to further revisions. That was the poorest showing in more than seven years. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of G...

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Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Then again, when you consider that Trump has flip-flopped in the past on major issues from abortion and the Iraq War to gun control and immigration, it seems pretty clear that the man who says "ever...

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First quarter GDP shows sharp slowdown in economic growth

First quarter GDP shows sharp slowdown in economic growth

In the last quarter of 2016, consumption rose by 3.5 percent. The labor market is near full employment, generating stronger wage growth, and consumer confidence is near multi-year highs. The Bureau...

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Trump seeks corporate tax rate of 15% in plan

This is a problem for Republicans because it means they would need Democratic support in the Senate to pass a tax overhaul that significantly cuts corporate taxes. Trump also signed an executive o...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai made massive $200 million as compensation in 2016

Other Bets , the unit of Alphabet that includes Google Fiber and longer-term projects, saw revenues rise and losses widen in Q1 2017. Alphabet said Google Properties revenues rose to $17.4 bil...

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Oil slides as United States pumps more, but OPEC and North Korea loom

Gasoline stockpiles climbed 1.54 million barrels last week, surprising analysts surveyed by Bloomberg who projected the Energy Information Administration data would show a 2-million-barrel decre...

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ANZ raises NZ first half profit by 24 per cent

The results will be the first since the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority introduced new restrictions on the amount banks can lend in the form of interest-only loans. The method of organising...

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FCC chairman to propose reversing 'net neutrality' rules

The FCC has to consider both sides - the regulator is not just responsible for ensuring a fair Internet, but also for improving access to it. After all, this is the same Republican-led Congress that h...

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Mitchell Trubisky should get time he needs with Bears

Chicago got Mitchell Trubisky, someone who could have been the first overall pick had the Cleveland Browns opted to get him. "I think next year they're going to the playoffs, if not they'll probably...

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Valtteri Bottas wins his first Formula One Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas wins his first Formula One Grand Prix

Bottas sits in third with 63 points , now 14 ahead of fourth-place Raikkonen. Russia's Daniil Kvyat from Scuderia Toro Rosso completed his home Grand Prix in the 12th place. But Bottas's early-seas...

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N Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

USA and South Korean officials say the launch apparently failed. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that there's a real threat North Korea could launch a nuclear attack on South Korea ...

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) To Release Earnings

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to report Q1 numbers after the closing bell, in just a short while. (NASDAQ: AMD ) to post $982.55 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according ...

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General election is NOT about changing Government, says MP

General election is NOT about changing Government, says MP

She said a general election will provide Britain with five years of strong and stable leadership to see the country through its negotiations with the European Union to make sure "we are able to make a...

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American Gods Premiere: Bryan Fuller Talks About That Disturbing Lynching Scene

American Gods Premiere: Bryan Fuller Talks About That Disturbing Lynching Scene

So do you need to read the book first to understand American Gods? Don't say Czernobog didn't warn you. And, no, she doesn't use her mouth to do it. Visually stunning, visceral and powerful. "She'...

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Apple stock hits record high with Q2 earnings on tap

All told, Apple has been on a winning streak over the past year, and in the process AAPL stock has made investors tons of money with nearly 30% returns. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for 89,756 shares. Rfg Adviso...

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USA growth hits three-year low at start of 2017

USA growth hits three-year low at start of 2017

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the USA, rose 0.7%, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in January through March, the Commerce Department said Friday...

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Google parent Alphabet's profit up 29% on ad sales

She also noted "substantial growth" in other revenues from Google Play, hardware, and Cloud. This year, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is expected to have a 61.6 percent share of the search advertising mar...

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NYC starts new ferry service with Queens, East River routes

NYC starts new ferry service with Queens, East River routes

The city has created an online survey to help determine the demand for commuter ferry from Bayonne to Manhattan. Service from Astoria , Queens is scheduled to launch in August with the two final route...

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FCC Chairman Frames His Plan For Internet As Boon For Privacy

FCC Chairman Frames His Plan For Internet As Boon For Privacy

Tomorrow, Pai will be publicly releasing the document he shared with the rest of the commission - the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. That will be voted on at the commission's May 18 meeting. Chairman ...

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Airbnb Lawsuit Settlement Steps Up Enforcement

Airbnb Lawsuit Settlement Steps Up Enforcement

Short-term rentals have generated controversy in San Francisco over worries that they give property owners an incentive to displace long-term tenants for higher profits. A federal judge later rejected...

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Blues vs. Predators 2017 live stream

The Predators will try to do that starting Friday night, when they take on the Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference second-round series, trying to stay undefeated in this year's postseason. "...

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US Congress approves stopgap funding bill to avert gov't shutdown

At least 18 Republicans, mostly moderates, said they oppose the health care legislation, and many others remained publicly uncommitted. Hours before the federal government's spending authority exp...

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Trump to unveil tax cut he says could be biggest ever

Meanwhile, as the annual IMF-World Bank spring meetings concluded in Washington , delegates dropped a sharp criticism of protectionism from the final communique, a move that was seen as a reflection ...

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Doctor dragged off United flight settles with airline

The terms of the deal stated that the amount of the deal is to remain confidential. Cellphone video of the April 9 confrontation aboard a jetliner at Chicago's O'Hare Airport sparked widespread pu...

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Federal budget includes millions for NYPD to protect Trump, his family

The trillion-dollar Omnibus Appropriations Act introduced on Sunday would fund the federal government into September, and set aside $68 million for states and localities that protect the president and...

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Citi: Oil May Rally 20 Percent This Year on Supply Curbs

Crude fell in the previous two sessions, but it received a boost from comments on Wednesday by the secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that the group was committ...

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If Trump wants a new NAFTA, here's what he has to do

If Trump wants a new NAFTA, here's what he has to do

What changed? He talked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "Hey, I'm a nationalist and a globalist", Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday...

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