• Trump, Top Republicans Abandon Border Tax Adjustment in Reform Plan
Trump, Top Republicans Abandon Border Tax Adjustment in Reform Plan

A controversial plan to tax imports and exempt exports has been dropped from a push to overhaul the USA tax code, as the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans focus their efforts on cutting rates "as much as possible" and other goals.

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  • Panama papers case: Verdict on Nawaz Sharif on Friday
Panama papers case: Verdict on Nawaz Sharif on Friday

The three-member implementation bench of the apex court on July 21 concluded hearing the response of petitioners and defendants to the joint investigation team's (JIT) report. The assets in question include four expensive flats in Park Lane, London. The petitioners included Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League chief S...

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  • Putin in Finland on centenary of independence from Russian Federation
Putin in Finland on centenary of independence from Russian Federation

Putin, speaking at a news conference with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, said Moscow's military cooperation with China was "an element of stability and security in the world". Putin also argued that "Russian-US relations are being sacrificed to resolve questions of domestic politics", specifying that "in this case, it is the battle betwe...

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  • Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border
Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

The cease-fire comes a week after Hezbollah launched an offensive against the jihadists in the mountainous border region of Arsal's outskirts. But the group's fighters told journalists in Jurud Arsal on Wednesday that another phase of the battle to secure the region was still ahead.

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  • McCain Back at Work 10 Days after Brain Surgery
McCain Back at Work 10 Days after Brain Surgery

The 80-year-old McCain was given a boisterous welcome by senators from both parties as he entered the chamber for the first time since he was diagnosed with brain cancer . Ward insisted that if McCain is debilitated then "of course he should step aside". " I don't think that's gonna work in the end, and probably shouldn't".

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  • Ex-Jet Marvin Washington Sues Jeff Sessions In Hopes of Legalizing Marijuana
Ex-Jet Marvin Washington Sues Jeff Sessions In Hopes of Legalizing Marijuana

Then again on Monday, Trump referred to Sessions as " beleaguered " and wondered why he wasn't investigating purported ties between Hillary Clinton and Russian Federation. People smoke marijuana on the informal cannabis holiday, 4/20, corresponding to the numerical figure widely recognized within the cannabis subculture as a symbol for all thi...

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  • Trump says he has 'complete power' to issue pardons
Trump says he has 'complete power' to issue pardons

But on Friday, the leaders of that committee, Senators Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, announced they wouldn't be issuing subpoenas and that the testimony given by Trump Jr. Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling also appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties. "The president has the authority to pardo...

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  • Armed man who prompted closure of Pisgah National Forest arrested
Armed man who prompted closure of Pisgah National Forest arrested

Stroupe was on the run in Henderson County. WLOS-TV reports he was driving a pickup truck belonging to 68-year-old Thomas A. Bryson of Mills River, but Bryson was not with him. Thursday following a chase on USA 70 west of Marion in the Pisgah National Forest. Police said they have caught the man they had been looking for during a 6-day manhunt ...

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  • Trump Jr.'s legal team adds another lawyer
Trump Jr.'s legal team adds another lawyer

Trump has been dogged by allegations that his campaign aides worked with Russian Federation, which USA intelligence agencies have accused of interfering in last year's election. There is no evidence to suggest that any of the predecessors of Nixon and Trump had raised that question. On the other hand, it is generally believed that the president...

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  • #OutragedAndUnafraid: Undocumented Youth Confront Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
#OutragedAndUnafraid: Undocumented Youth Confront Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Catalina Adorno, 27, of Texas, was among those arrested. Wednesday's events come seven years after protester Erika Andiola said she was arrested in Washington, D.C., as part of a campaign to urge lawmakers to pass federal legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would've allowed some undocumented immigrants to adjust their immigration status and...

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  • Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas
Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas

San Antonio police say a Walmart employee was approached in a vehicle park by a person from the truck who was asking for water late on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning. Bradley said he only noticed something was unusual when he pulled over at a San Antonio Walmart to go to the bathroom and heard banging from inside the trailer.

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  • US Muslims dislike Trump, but happy with life: poll - Newspaper
US Muslims dislike Trump, but happy with life: poll - Newspaper

Majorities say that their religious group faces a lot of discrimination in the United States, that the media is unfair to Muslims and that other Americans do not view Islam as part of mainstream USA society. In the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Muslims - many of whom were put off by rhetoric such as Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdow...

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  • Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine
Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine

Muslims alleged the security measures were an attempt by Israel to expand control over the shrine, a claim Israel denies. The issue sparked some of the worst street clashes in years and threatened to draw Israel into conflict with other Arab and Muslim nations.

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  • Israel dismantles metal detectors in Jerusalem
Israel dismantles metal detectors in Jerusalem

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would maintain a freeze on coordination with Israel despite the climbdown. The footage from the area also showed heavy machinery and workers heading to the entrance to the holy site that is now closed to reporters.

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  • UN Envoy: Al-Aqsa Crisis Must Be Resolved By Friday
UN Envoy: Al-Aqsa Crisis Must Be Resolved By Friday

Muslims believe the hilltop compound, which they call the Noble Sanctuary, marks the spot from which Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. Incensed at what they perceive as a violation of delicate decades-old access arrangements at Islam's third-holiest site, many Palestinians have refused to go through the metal detectors , holding street pray...

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  • Thor: Ragnarok - 10 Huge Spoilers From The Comic Con Trailer
Thor: Ragnarok - 10 Huge Spoilers From The Comic Con Trailer

The new trailer also hinted that while Avengers: Infinity War will bring together nearly all Marvel superheroes, Thor: Ragnarok will see a league taking shape over brotherhood and friendship and might have a spill over effect on Avengers: Infinity War .

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  • Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE service by the end of March 2018
Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE service by the end of March 2018

To questions on Airtel's strategy to counter the new 4G feature phone announced by Jio, Vittal said Airtel will not be taking a similar route. This move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to get India more digital. It's all history now, as Jio has made 4G data as low as Rs. 10 per GB. As soon as that happens, Airtel would partner...

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  • Bodycam video shows Florida officer wrestling alligator on front porch
Bodycam video shows Florida officer wrestling alligator on front porch

Boynton Beach Police said Officer Alfredo Vargas responded to a call from a resident about an alligator laying by his front door, July 10. "Officer Vargas doesn't know it yet, but we've just made him the department's official alligator wrestler".

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  • Dunkirk: Michael Caine's Cameo Revealed
Dunkirk: Michael Caine's Cameo Revealed

Find out about the Michael Caine Dunkirk cameo below. That totally makes sense, but you may, however, have heard him. Nolan confirmed prior to the film's release that the voice does belong to Caine , after a reporter from NJ.com noticed it in an early screening.

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  • At Hacker Summit, A New Focus On Preventing Brazen Attacks
At Hacker Summit, A New Focus On Preventing Brazen Attacks

Though Facebook is providing the initial funding for the center, it said that it hopes other participants will help the organization transition into a group with several members who share information and analysis in "critical areas of the democratic process".

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  • Sada El Balad: Iran successfully tests spacecraft
Sada El Balad: Iran successfully tests spacecraft

State television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a launch-pad carrying the pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The U.S. and its allies worry that the same technology could be used to develop long-range missiles. Iran's satellite-launch program ...

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  • McCain to Return to US Senate as Health Vote Teeters
McCain to Return to US Senate as Health Vote Teeters

I will not vote for this bill as it is today". McCain declared that even with full control of Congress and the White House, the GOP is "getting nothing done" beyond the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. As his responsibilities are onerous.so are ours". The health industry has watched the debate nervously, and after the vote so...

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  • GE, Invenergy target 2GW giant
GE, Invenergy target 2GW giant

The value of the wind farm project has not been specified by GE or Invenergy , but the larger development - the Wind Catcher Energy Connection - is forecast at $4.5 billion. In addition, AEP estimates that the project will support approximately 4,000 direct and 4,400 indirect jobs annually during construction and 80 permanent jobs once operational...

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  • European Union to face United Kingdom migration curbs with Brexit deadline
European Union to face United Kingdom migration curbs with Brexit deadline

The Home Office confirmed that the Migration Advisory Committee will not report back until September 2018, just six months before Britain's departure from the EU. "We're very clear that free movement ends when we leave". The post-Brexit immigration report will also look at how migrant work benefits the United Kingdom, its impact on competitiv...

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  • American tourist dies after drinking alcohol in Mexico
American tourist dies after drinking alcohol in Mexico

The new advisory, posted Wednesday on the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for Mexico, comes after reports of alcohol-related horror stories involving tourists visiting the country have mounted. "They said I couldn't get out of the pool and I wasn't even able to stand up in the pool", said vacationer Kathy Daley. ...

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  • Justice Department claims Civil Rights Act doesn't protect gay workers from discrimination
Justice Department claims Civil Rights Act doesn't protect gay workers from discrimination

In the brief , the Justice Department noted in Hively , Judge Diane Sykes said sex as "common, ordinary usage in 1964" means "biologically male or female". The US government is not a party to the case, but under Attorney General Jeff Sessions , the Justice Department weighed in anyway to share with the court where the government stands on LGBT...

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  • Forecast: Decent chance of rain tonight through Wednesday night
Forecast: Decent chance of rain tonight through Wednesday night

Today: Sunny, with a high near 96. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. After 3 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Sunday night - Mostly clear, with a low about 62. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

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  • Scaramucci Denies Threatening Priebus With FBI Investigation
Scaramucci Denies Threatening Priebus With FBI Investigation

The tweet copied in White House chief of staff Reince Priebus . Turning to the question of leaks, Cuomo asked Scaramucci if President Trump had specifically asked him to fire senior assistant press secretary Michael Short, who resigned Tuesday amid rumors that he was responsible for leaking information to the press.

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  • Minister calls for unity in South China Sea dispute
Minister calls for unity in South China Sea dispute

The Philippines will not lose even a "single inch" of territory to China if ever it proceeds with its joint exploration deal with the Asian giant, which is claiming nearly the entire South China Sea . "China has repeatedly assured us that those (missiles) are for defense". The DFA chief also downplayed the CSIS report on the West Philippines Sea...

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  • One-armed, machete-wielding clown drunkenly terrorizes rural ME town
One-armed, machete-wielding clown drunkenly terrorizes rural ME town

Anxious residents began calling 911 at around 18:00 local time (22:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Berry was first spotted in Hollis before he fled into the woods. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank. He then reportedly ran off into the woods. Schmidt stated that Berry was intoxicated, but did not fight with the state...

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  • Back to School Tax Free Weekend
Back to School Tax Free Weekend

Elizabeth Salinas and her son Dylan Salinas shop for school supplies during the tax-free holiday Saturday Aug. 10, 2013 at Super Target. The report says NY sparked the modern trend with the first sales tax holiday for clothing in 1997. Give credit where credit is due, the sales tax holiday in Texas has been a welcome success, for businesses, th...

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  • Newly appointed communications director Scaramucci plans to dismiss White House press aide
Newly appointed communications director Scaramucci plans to dismiss White House press aide

Mr. Scaramucci declined to say whether he believed Mr. "No one has told me anything and the entire premise is false", Short told CNN. The now former Secretary of the White House let it be known earlier that this would occur if the hiring of Scaramucci happened, which it did.

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  • Three Congress MLAs from Gujarat resign, set to join BJP
Three Congress MLAs from Gujarat resign, set to join BJP

The Congress has 57 legislators in the 182-seat Gujarat Assembly. The legislators jumping ship to the saffron camp also comes a week after Leader of Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela announced his decision to quit the Congress. Patel's first-term in the Rajya Sabha began in 1993 and if re-elected, the 67-year-old leader would become a member of the ...

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  • One dead and five injured after ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair
One dead and five injured after ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich said on Twitter he was "terribly saddened" by the accident and that he had ordered a "full investigation". Kasich also said that 11 rides did not open at all on Wednesday. Vartorellas says they look closely for any structural, operational or electrical issues.

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  • Trump's bid to rally base marked by protests
Trump's bid to rally base marked by protests

And he joked about accusations that he doesn't act presidential. Turn sideways, honey, ' the president's son said . Also on Twitter this week, Trump said "ObamaCare is torturing the American people", and that he waited "pen in hand" to sign the Republican bill to repeal and replace the health-care law, which the Congressional Budget Office has...

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