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AP Top Stories July 22 P

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Here's the latest: President Trump at USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning ceremony; Clashes continue over the Holy Land's most contested shrine; Protesters in Poland rally against law; and anti-government demo in Caracas leaves several injured.Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Israel to replace metal detectors with new security measure at Jerusalem mosque

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Published on Jul 22, 2017The Israeli government is reportedly planning to replace metal detectors with turn-style security systems monitored by closed circuit television. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing

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This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries (see the recent Economist long read on that) and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 alone, and both the amount of funding and the number of deals are on the rise, according to CB Insights. However, the hardware side of the drone ecosystem is becoming oversaturated. China’s DJI clearly dominates the market, and other Chinese manufacturers,... Read More
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Life after Sao Paolo’s major drug crackdown

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Two months ago, the Sao Paolo city government ordered the removal of Cracolandia neighbourhood, Brazil’s largest community of drug users and home to nearly 2,000 mostly crack cocaine addicts.Critics say the government wanted to free up the area for development.Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Sao Paulo on what has become of its former residents.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish... Read More
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Brexit: A threat to Britain’s food security? – Counting the Cost

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As round two of Brexit talks kicked off this week, how much will Britain have to cough up for 44 years of EU membership? And how will Brexit impact food security and farming in the UK?There's a lot of noise about what's likely to be a very big 'divorce' bill. But there's been relative silence about food security since the Brexit referendum.A new report published by the University of Sussex calls this lack of focus 'astonishing" - criticising that British consumers have not been informed about the implications of Brexit for agriculture and farming.It warns that, after decades of EU regulation, the British government is "sleepwalking" into a future of insecure, unsafe and increasingly expe... Read More
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Afghanistan’s homes transformed into array of colour

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The Afghan government has launched an ambitious urban regeneration project aimed at improving people's mental health.This project transforms dull brown homes by colouring them with bright cheerful tones. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kabul. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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South American leaders offer to mediate Venezuela crisis

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South American leaders offered to broker talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition at a meeting of the Mercosur trading bloc in Argentina,They are urging Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, to suspend his plans to rewrite the constitution.Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Mendoza.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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Bitcoin avoids split into two blockchains

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(Reuters) — Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions. Bitcoin’s miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 91, avoiding a split of bitcoin into two blockchains. The miners represent a network of computer operators who secure the blockchain or a public ledger of all bitcoin transactions BIP 91 is the first step toward a larger effort to upgrade bitcoin through a software called SegWit2x. On Friday, the support for BIP 91 reached nearly 100 percent, exceeding the required threshold of 80 percent, according t... Read More
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Trump Ends Covert CIA Program to Arm Anti-Assad Rebels

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Published on Jul 21, 2017The Trump administration has ended a covert CIA program to provide arms and training to Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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US Government to Ban Citizens From Traveling to North Korea

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Published on Jul 21, 2017The U.S. State Department announced July 21 that the government will ban citizens from traveling to North Korea starting as early as next month. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Rebuild 78 Miles Of Power Transmission Infrastructure In The North Country

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Rebuild of Major North-South Power Transmission Artery Will Modernize System; Help New York State Meet Governor's Clean Energy Standard of 50 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030. Albany, NY - July 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. The newly rebuilt transmission line, called the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path Reliability project, will help the state meet the Governor's Clean Energy S... Read More
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Elon Musk teases New York-to-DC hyperloop

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Published on Jul 21, 2017Musk's company said it received "verbal support from key government decision-makers" for plans to build a route that could cut travel between the two cities to just 29 minutes. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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US may ban citizens from traveling to N. Korea

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Two travel companies said the U.S. government is expected to announce a ban on North Korea travel July 27.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70761/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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UN Venezuelan diplomat breaks with Maduro government

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Isaias Medina, a senior Venezuelan diplomat for the UN, has broken ties with President Nicolas Maduro.He has decried what he described as abuses committed by the government during recent protests.In an interview with Al Jazeera, Medina explains why he has decided to speak out against the president.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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How Russia hacked American faith in the democratic process

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What did the Russian government really do to the American voting process and confidence in its efforts to meddle with the 2016 election? A new cover story for TIME magazine takes a deep dive into the lengths at which the Obama administration and cybersecurity officials tried to protect the U.S. election system. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look with its author, Massimo Calabresi of TIME.... Read More
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Elon Musk Gets OK to Build East Coast Hyperloop

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Published on Jul 20, 2017In a tweet, Elon Musk said he got verbal government approval for his plan to build an East Coast Hyperloop network. Category News & Politics ... Read More
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Trump’s Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

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Enlarge this image The Trump helicopter is seen at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., in April. The president's club is requesting foreign worker visas to staff up during peak season. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Elon Musk wants to get people from NYC to D.C. in under a half hour

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Elon Musk announced Thursday that he has received "verbal government approval" to build an underground hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C. that would take just 29 minutes.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2udlNZJSubscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideoFriend us on Facebook... Read More
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Elon Musk wants to build an East Coast hyperloop

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Musk tweeted Thursday he has "verbal [government] approval" to build an underground hyperloop on the East Coast.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70740/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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John Hudak discusses the challenges in the Trump administrations, Republican congress

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Can Republicans in the U.S. government find a way to repeal and replace Obamacare, or are their health care ambitions finished? And what is happening in between the Trump and Session's camp? CGTN's Asieh namdar spoke with John Hudak, senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institute.... Read More
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LI adds record number of private sector jobs

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New York is breaking records once again. This time, the state added a record 23,900 private sector jobs in June, increasing to a record of 8,079,200. The New York State Department of Labor also announced Nassau and Suffolk Counties added 19,100 private sector jobs since last year, up 1.7 percent. Long Island’s two counties also added about 2,400 government jobs in the past year, meaning there was an addition of 21,500 nonfarm jobs. Up 1.6 percent in the 12-month span, Nassau and Suffolk rank fourth out of the 16 areas listed by the state’s Department of Labor. “It’s a large number for the Island,” Shital Patel, a labor market analyst for the New York State Department of Labor, said. “We’re continuing ... Read More
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Qatar says cyberattack ‘originated from the UAE’

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Qatar's Ministry of Interior says experts now have evidence showing that the cyberattack on the country's official media originated from the United Arab Emirates.Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, the head of the Qatar government's communications office, talks to Al Jazeera about the hacking that came before the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar and the regional diplomatic crisis.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science ‘Transparent’ Worries Scientists

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Enlarge this image A pump jack at work in 2016, near Firestone, Colo. The American Exploration & Production Council, which represents oil and gas exploration firms, is one of many industry groups supporting the HONEST Act, which was passed by the House and is now with the Senate. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption... Read More
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At Fred Dunwoody’s, when you’re write, you’re right

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The writing is on the wall at FJD & Associates, and it looks like founder Fred Dunwoody was right all along. Dunwoody, who leveraged a long-term sales career in imaging-related industries into his 2010 startup, knew that healthcare trades would eventually become a cornerstone of his bottom line. His Westbury-based tech firm distributes high-tech document and data-capture solutions for paper and tablets – the cutting edge of “digital writing” – and the entrepreneur predicted that medical professionals would be th... Read More
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The ‘verbal’ government approval for Elon Musk’s underground hyperloop is coming from the White House

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State Department moves to downgrade cyber-diplomacy office

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Enlarge / Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has decided to merge the State Department's Office for the Coordination of Cyber Issues into the department's economic bureau, as State's chief cyber-diplomat departs.Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images ... Read More
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Arlington County, Va.: Showcasing at SelectUSA

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This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development.  By Natalie Monkou, Business Development Manager, Arlington Economic Development. As a region, the Greater Washington area is a prime destination for international companies that want to expand and grow in the United States. Arlington’s... Read More
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Justice Department Announces ‘Largest Darknet Takedown In History’

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Enlarge this image Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the takedown of AlphaBay, a massive darknet marketplace "used to sell deadly illegal drugs" and procure stolen and counterfeit goods, according to the Justice Department. He delivered the news to reporters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ... Read More
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Philippine Goverment Cancels Communist Peace Talks

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Published on Jul 20, 2017The Philippine government has canceled planned back-channel talks with communist rebels, and President Rodrigo Duterte says they should not resume if attacks continue. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Employment up 1.7% as the hospitality sector rocks

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Long Island added 19,000 jobs in the year ending in June, a 1.7 percent increase that brings the region’s total private sector employment to 1,172,200, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The increase was in line with national numbers and slightly below New York State job growth of 1.9 percent. Statistically, all of the growth came between May and June, when the region added a record 19,000 jobs, well above the historic average for the period of about 13,500. Give credit to the leisure and hospitality sector, which entered the summer on a strong note. Hotels and restaurants increased payrolls by 7,000 when a gain of 4,100 is typical, while the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry added 5,500 jobs compared to the aver... Read More
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Elon Musk Says He Has ‘Verbal’ OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

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Enlarge this image The 500-meter Hyperloop One track in Nevada, where the project recently passed a fully systems test. Hyperloop One hide caption toggle caption Hyperloop One A plan to build an ultrafast H... Read More
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Health research dollars don’t just save lives, they create jobs

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Elon Musk says he has a green light to build a NY–Philly–Baltimore–DC hyperloop

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The Tor Project launches its first public bug bounty program through HackerOne

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The Tor Project, the not-for-profit body behind the anonymizing Tor browser that lets anyone browse the internet without being tracked, has announced its first ever bug bounty program. Tor, an acronym of “The Onion Router,” is downloadable software that directs traffic through a volunteer-run network of relays. It’s typically used by whistleblowers and activists or those living under strict government regimes. Major tech companies and media outlets embrace Tor too, with ... Read More
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

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Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. The announcement Thursday sent shares of Sears soaring more than 18 percent at the opening bell. The tie-up with the internet behemoth could give shares of the storied retailer one of its biggest one-day percentage gains ever. Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands. “The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.,” Chairman and CEO ... Read More
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As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself

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Elaine Latuch (left) and Mary Denning enjoy burger night at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Somerset County, Pa. The county, Latuch says, offers "nothing" for younger people, so they leave. Laura Roman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Laura Roman/NPR What opportunities are there for a coal-mining community after it... Read More
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Inside Story – How long can Nicolas Maduro cling to power? – Inside Story

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Venezuela's government has responded with anger to a US threat to impose economic sanctions on senior officials. It has called the threat "brutal" and "imperial".The measures are aimed at forcing President Nicolas Maduro to abandon a controversial plan to rewrite the constitution. Maduro wants to hold a vote on July 30th for a new assembly.More than seven million people voted against the proposed changes in an unofficial referendum on Sunday. There are fears it could enshrine one-party rule. Over the past three months there's been almost daily demonstrations in Venezuela with anti-and pro-government protesters taking to the streets.This has plunged the country into an economic and politi... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: In search of ‘social capital’

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It’s a missing ingredient in the lives of many heartland entrepreneurs, the secret sauce of personal connections that can help transform ambition to success. It’s advice, know-how, a willingness and ability to make key introductions. It’s mentorship and friendship. J.D. Vance, author of bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, describes how after leaving Appalachia and making his way to Yale Law School he discovered the value of a professional network, or what h... Read More
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Security tight in Jerusalem as Palestinians observe “day of rage”

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Published on Jul 19, 2017Security is tight in Jerusalem after clashes between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police. It's in response to an Israeli government move to screen worshipers entering the iconic Al Aqsa Mosque - Islam's third-holiest site. Category License Standard YouTube Licens... Read More
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Cuomo rides the rails at LIA luncheon

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was lustily booed at Citi Field after snagging a foul ball, New York’s own Andrew Cuomo gracefully fielded a pop-up – and brought down the house – at a Long Island Association luncheon. Playing to an extremely favorable crowd at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Cuomo was interrupted by several ovations as he reported progress on multiple fronts in the state’s e... Read More
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Legislature Presiding Officer Gregory to Host ‘Civic Tech Suffolk’ Conference

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Gregory: "The civic tech industry could have the answers to so many challenges we face here in Suffolk." Hauppauge, NY - July 19, 2017 - For the first time in the Long Island region, a conference next month will be dedicated exclusively to the emerging industry of civic tech. Hosted by Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, the “Civic Tech Suffolk” conference will explore how government can use technology to solve municipal and social challenges. The event is part of the Presiding Officer’s “Charting the Course” series on how government and business can develop strong... Read More
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Tobacco giant fights Kenya’s anti-smoking laws

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One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.Health groups in Kenya say that international firms' fight against regulations indicate they are more worried about profits than protecting the public.Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Nairobi.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Poles protest over government’s alleged bid to boost legal influence

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Poles protest over government's alleged bid to boost legal influenceProtesters in Poland's capital Warsaw say they will remain camped outside parliament until the government scraps a series of reforms of the legal system.They say the new laws will increase political influence over the courts and prosecutors.Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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DC prosecutors are ramping up secret requests for location and internet history

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Amazon orders two seasons of Mr. Robot creator’s podcast adaptation

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who’s Paying The Attorney Fees?

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Enlarge this image President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr., listen during a press conference at Trump Tower in January. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Watch the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era monster movie

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Sudlows to build Indectron data centre

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Sudlows has been selected to design and construct a new Shield House data center for Indectron, a UK provider of colocation space and services. The new 3MW data center will incorporate 18,000 square meters of floor space with capacity for over 500 colocation racks. It will be located in Gloucestershire, near Malvern, in a business park that specializes in cybersecurity firms. The Shield House will incorporate three colocation data halls in a high-security facility. It offers 3MW total capacity, with 1.5MW facility IT power capacity and 100% uptime. The indirect free cooling system has a PUE of up to 1.2... Read More
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U.K. Bans Credit Card Surcharges, Calling Them A ‘Rip-Off’

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Enlarge this image Britain's new rule seeks to prevent steep fees — as much as 20 percent — from being added to customers' bills simply because they pay with a credit card rather than with cash. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting

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Enlarge / SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the EchoStar 23 satellite in March, 2017.SpaceX reader comments 0 Share this story ... Read More
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Apple joined by Foxconn and others in its fight with Qualcomm

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Musk’s Warning Sparks Call For Regulating Artificial Intelligence

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Enlarge this image Artificial intelligence poses an existential risk to human civilization, Elon Musk (right) told the National Governors Association meeting Saturday in Providence, R.I. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption ... Read More
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Trump’s Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada

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Raya Bidshahri’s hands shook as she sat in her dorm room in February, reading the email that had been sent to all Boston University students. “It was a warning letter,” she says, about a ban the Trump administration planned to institute against travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, where Bidshahri was born and where her family still lives. Bidshahri had moved to the United States three years earlier to study neuroscience, and was just months away from graduation, after which she wanted to launch her online education startup in the Bay Area. She planned to take advantage of... Read More
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Apple appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as its first managing director for China

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Apple has created a new role designed to oversee the company’s Chinese operations. Isabel Ge Mahe, who has served as VP for Wireless Technologies at Apple since 2008, will take on the newly created position of managing director and vice president for Greater China, which also covers Hong Kong and Taiwan. Ge Mahe, who was born in the Liaoning province in northeast China and is fluent in Mandarin, has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams for the best part of a decade, with a specific focus on developing “cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, location, and motion technologies for nearly every Apple product,” according to Apple. She has also spearheaded the engineering teams working on HomeKit, Appl... Read More
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iPhone smuggler caught with 102 phones strapped to her body

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Maduro’s July 30 vote to go ahead amid Trump threat

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Venezuela's government will go ahead with a controversial election of a Constituent Assembly on July 30, despite a threat of economic sanctions by US President Donald Trump.Maduro says the election of a new assembly is the only way to deal with a divided and economically failing country. But the opposition insists its purpose is to wipe out the last checks on Maduro’s power.Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Cucuta close to Colombia's border with Venezuela.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Asylum seekers in limbo as Manus Island refugee prison set to close

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The Australian government has started the process of closing the controversial refugee prison camp it runs in Papua New Guinea.The Manus Island detention centre is set close by the end of October, but it is not clear where the men living there will go.Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Port Moresby. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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US slaps Iran with new sanctions

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The US is hitting Iran with new sanctions - this time over its suspected ballistic missile programme.The move comes after the White House accused Tehran of not sticking to the “spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal, despite formally complying with its conditions.It says the extra measures are necessary because of Tehran's alleged support for the Syrian government, and armed groups in the Middle East. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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‘Horrific & inhumane’: HRW condemns conditions of suspected ISIS militants in Iraqi prison

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Video has emerged appearing to show people suspected of having links to Islamic State being held in dire conditions at a prison near the recently liberated, Iraqi city of Mosul. In the footage, over 500 people can be seen incarcerated at a facility with no electricity, ventilation or windows. In recent months, human rights groups have repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to investigate claims of extrajudicial killings and torture of suspected extremist militants. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8i4fRT LIVE ... Read More
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‘Horrific & inhumane’: HRW condemns conditions of suspected ISIS militants in Iraqi prison

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Video has emerged appearing to show people suspected of having links to Islamic State being held in dire conditions at a prison near the recently liberated, Iraqi city of Mosul. In the footage, over 500 people can be seen incarcerated at a facility with no electricity, ventilation or windows. In recent months, human rights groups have repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to investigate claims of extrajudicial killings and torture of suspected extremist militants. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8i4fRT LIVE ... Read More
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Iraqi government investigates reports of prisoner abuse

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Published on Jul 18, 2017Iraqi officials are investigating reports of prisoner abuse in Mosul. Video footage of soldiers torturing ISIL militants was originally dismissed as fake. Authorities have now said circumstantial evidence has given them new cause for concern. Category License ... Read More
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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

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Enlarge this image In 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) signs into law an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Though California isn't one of them, 27 states have passed laws requiring cities to abide by state minimums. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Imag... Read More
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Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwave

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Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwaveHeatstroke, hypertension and dehydration are the new threats facing refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul after government forces claimed victory in the battle over ISIL's last stronghold in the country.As summer temperatures soar in northern Iraq, thousands of families are living in camps without any electricity supplies to help them keep cool.Many of them do not have any home to return to in Mosul and fear ongoing violence in the city, which was devastated by the conflict.Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from northern Iraq. - Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Mangano: County Department Of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award The Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health department programs across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need. The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice Awards.  The Division of Public Health Emergency Preparedness was recognized for Quality Improvement: Utilizing... Read More
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Mangano: Nassau County Department of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health departments across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need.  The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice A... Read More
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TunnelBear targets growing privacy concerns with a new VPN service for teams

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Popular virtual private network (VPN) provider TunnelBear has announced a new business-focused product designed to help companies manage VPN access across teams. While VPNs have been popular tools in the online world for years, helping internet users cloak their true location and access services usually restricted to other regions, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory last year a number of VPN and encrypted messaging services reported a surge in downloads. Concerns that the incoming governme... Read More
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StackRox Unveils First Container Security Platform That Adapts to Evolving Threats

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Startup Emerges from Stealth with Global 2000 Customers and Sequoia Capital Backing MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2017– StackRox today announced its platform delivering adaptive threat protection for container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes. Co-founded in 2014 by industry veterans Sameer Bhalotra (former Sr. Director for Cybersecurity at the White House) and Ali Golshan (co-founder... Read More
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Resistance: Fighting back in India, Canada & Russia – AJ Selects

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Toxic Legacy "We're not going to Delhi to beg. We're going there to demand the proper compensation we've been denied for 30 years."December 3rd 1984 bore witness to the worst industrial disaster of the 20th century. In the Indian city of Bhopal, toxic gas spewed from the Union Carbide pesticide plant, killing 25,000 people and leaving more than 500,000 disabled.In 1984, the Indian government settled for $470 million in compensation from Union Carbide. However, the settlement was based on figures claiming 5,295 people died and 4,902 were disabled.Activists like Rachina Dhingra from the Bhopal Group for Information and Action and survivors of the toxic gas leak are still fighting fo... Read More
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Dutch fishermen worried about losing access to British waters

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Dutch fishermen fear they could be hit hard by Brexit.The British government's decision to pull out of a Fisheries Convention is seen as a possible first step to closing more British waters to non-UK fishing boats.For Dutch fishermen that could mean losing half their catch.Al Jazeera's Fleur Launspach reports from the fishing town of Ijmuiden, in the Netherlands. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJ... Read More
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Is freedom of speech under attack in Russia?

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The Kremlin has been cracking down on government critics online, and now the wrong post could land you in jail.Human Rights Watch says freedom of speech is under attack and that divergent views are being censored and labelled as “extremist”.Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Moscow.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Following non-binding vote, Venezuela’s opposition promises ‘Zero Hour’ strike

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The Venezuelan Opposition is asking its supporters to take part in a general strike on Thursday. The opposition is calling the strike “Zero Hour” — A civil disobedience campaign ahead of the government vote at the end of July. CGTN’S Juan Carlos Lamas has more.... Read More
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The government is paying billions to shipbuilders with histories of safety lapses

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The U.S. shipbuilding industry continues to win billions of dollars in contracts to build Navy and Coast Guard vessels, despite serious safety lapses that have endangered and killed workers. From Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, special correspondent Aubrey Aden-Buie reports.... Read More
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Curran Eyes Shattering Highest Glass Ceiling in Nassau

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Nassau County Legis. Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) is the Democratic nominee for Nassau County Executive in the November 2017 elections. Nassau County Legis. Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) made history this spring when she became the first woman ever to be named a major party nominee in the race for Nassau County executive. Now that she’s within striking distance of shattering the glass ceiling in the county’s highest elected office, Curran, who also has the Working Families Party nomination, faces a Democratic primary challenge from Nassau Comptroller George Maragos, a former Republican who switched parties last fall. Her general election rival is ex-New York State Sen. ... Read More
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Philippine Government Investigating Turkish Terrorist Claims

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Published on Jul 17, 2017Philippine presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the military is investigating the presence of Turkish terrorists in the country after a claim from Turkey's ambassador to the Philippines. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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PHL Lawmakers Urged to Speed up Approval of National ID System

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Philippine senate minority leader Franklin Drilon is urging lawmakers on July 13 to fast-track the approval of a proposed national ID system. Senate Bill No. 15, which Drilon filed, aims to “consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems” into one.... Read More
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PHL Lawmakers Urged to Speed up Approval of National ID System

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Philippine senate minority leader Franklin Drilon is urging lawmakers on July 13 to fast-track the approval of a proposed national ID system. Senate Bill No. 15, which Drilon filed, aims to “consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems” into one.... Read More
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Half of youth vote, ‘Generation Z’ align with conservative values: Professor Jeff Brauer

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Keystone College Professor Jeff Brauer says students born from mid 1990s to 2010, ‘Generation Z’, are more conservative when it comes to government spending, regulation, and security issues.... Read More
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Get Started: Summer’s a good time for a company’s to-do list

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With business slower at many companies during the summer with customers and employees on vacation, owners might want to tackle that list of tasks they keep putting off. Here’s a look at some top items for many to-do lists: —Financial check-up. Owners should schedule meetings with their accountants to assess their companies’ fiscal health and plan for the rest of the year. The meeting agenda should include discussing a company’s revenue outlook, any plans it has for big purchases like equipment or property, whether it’s in a position to hire and what its tax bill is going to look like. —Employee handbook. Human resources consultants and labor law attorneys recommend businesses create or update handbooks with deta... Read More
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Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell

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Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are. The 24-year-old musician hasn’t known a world without a health care safety net. But he hates being forced by law to get coverage, and doesn’t think he needs it. “I’m playing the odds,” said Senn-Raemont, who lives in Woodstock, Illinois. He will go without insurance, he said, until he starts a family or gets a job with benefits. “I feel comfortable I could get care if I needed it.” Senn-Raemont’s outlook could pose a major problem for Republicans who await a delayed vote on a ... Read More
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Iraq struggles to treat casualties of Mosul battles as last ISIL fighters hunted

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The last few fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hiding in western Mosul are being hunted by Iraqi government forces.The push comes after a prolonged offensive that eviscerated the armed group's last stronghold in the country and forced about one million Iraqis to flee Mosul.Those wounded from the end of the nine-month battle are being treated in make-shift field clinics. And some families are returning home after living in refugee camps for months. But many have no homes to return to and fear it could take months to clear large areas of unexploded bombs.Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Erbil.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

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Gambia's new government is struggling to enforce its sovereignty in some areas still loyal to former President Yahya Jammeh. Clashes between pro-Jammeh protesters and a Senegal-led coalition of West African forces, who have been there to ensure a peaceful transition of power, left one dead and several injured in early June.Some residents accuse Senegalese troops of abusing people.Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Jammeh's home town of Kanilai.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses ‘Existential Risk’

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Enlarge this image Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the third day of the National Governors Association's meeting on Saturday in Providence, R.I. Among other things, Musk warned governors that artificial intelligence poses a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Stepha... Read More
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Syrian army sappers detonate explosives near Latakia

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Syrian army sappers continued to clear mines in areas previously held by anti-government militants near Latakia on Monday, with more than 800 homemade explosives having been defused since the start of the month. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://w... Read More
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The Senate Health-Care Bill Would Be a Giant Step Backward

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The draft of the Senate G.O.P. health-care bill that Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader, released on Thursday is, in one way, an improvement on the previous version of the bill. The latest draft dropped a proposal to repeal two tax increases on very high earners, which were part of the Affordable Care Act. The revenue from those tax increases was used to help fund some of the A.C.A.’s most progressive features, including the expansion of Medicaid and the subsidies offered to families of modest means for the purchase of private insurance plans. ... Read More
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Stephen Feinberg, the Private Military Contractor Who Has Trump’s Ear

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In the last week of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Stephen Feinberg, the billionaire Manhattan financier, made the largest political donation of his life. On November 3rd, just five days before the election, he gave nearly a million dollars to Rebuild America Now, the Trump-supporting super PAC known for its blistering attacks on Hillary Clinton. That Sunday, the PAC spent eight hundred thousand dollars on an eleventh-hour blitz of negative TV spots, including ... Read More
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Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

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Enlarge this image From left, Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady and Donald Trump look on as Russian singer Emin Agalarov speaks onstage with his father Aras Agalarov during a news conference after Brady won the Miss USA 2013 pageant on June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Jeff Bottari/AP... Read More
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At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia’s Rich and Powerful

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Enlarge this image In this file photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, left, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, center, and pageant owner Donald Trump attend the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. Irina Bujor/AP hide caption ... Read More
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Telegram says it will remove terrorist content after Indonesia threatens a ban

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Violence mars Venezuela opposition referendum

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Violence has marred an unofficial referendum staged by the opposition in Venezuela.One person was killed when a gang allegedly shot at a crowd of voters. Opposition parties organised the vote to ask people if they want the government of President Nicolas Maduro to change the constitution without consulting them first. President Maduro says it is the only way to beat the economic crisis and restore peace.Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Cucuta, Colombia.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More