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US Congressional Baseball Game To Proceed; Wounded Lawmaker Recovering

He makes no mention at all of the violence at anti-Trump rallies but does anecdotally (and irrelevantly) offer that "Not once, publicly or privately, did a single person in a single meeting I was a part of ever suggest, explicitly or implicitly, that someone should go do what James Hodgkinson allegedly did today". Read More »

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story

Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller . Sessions recommended to Trump that Comey should be fired, leading the Intelligence Committee members to grill him about the content of his communications with Trump - because whatever was said between the two could shed light on whether or not ... Read More »

FDA delays labeling requirements that had drawn industry opposition

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The "decision by the Trump administration to delay a new round of food labeling mandates was the right decision", Michelle Minton, a consumer policy expert at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, wrote in a statement . "The FDA will provide details of the extension through a Federal Register Notice at a later time". "FDA's common-sense decision will reduce consumer confusion and costs", President Pamela Bailey said. Read More »

Wonder Woman defends its North American box office title

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The poor opening for The Mummy , which cost an estimated USD125 million to produce, meant a weak start for Universal's ballyhooed Dark Universe . The latest offering from DC added $57 million, pushing past the $200 million mark to end the weekend at $205 million. Read More »

Chrissy sent me: Canadians honouring London attack victim with donations, tributes

With flags flying at half mast, Britain will fall silent as clocks strike 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven people killed and dozens injured in the central London attack on Saturday evening. The last one came Saturday in a popular nightlife district near London Bridge, when three men drove a small van into crowds of pedestrians and then stabbed people randomly in nearby bars. Read More »

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

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To huge applause, Khan told those gathered for the service in Potters Fields Park, near London's City Hall: "As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name". "The point is, there is a reason to be alarmed". British police named the third attacker in the deadly terrorist rampage that killed seven people in London over the weekend as Youssef Zaghba , 22, from east London . Read More »

London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump visit to UK

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Khan had actually sought to reassure the capital's residents and workers over the increased presence of armed police on London's streets. 'There is no reason to be alarmed by this. "Some people thrive on feud and division". President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. Read More »

Ariana Grande performs at Manchester benefit

Before her performance , she and her dancers held hands in solidarity. Perry encouraged everyone watching the show to touch the person next to them and tell them, "I love you", before launching into her hits " Part of Me " and " Roar ". Ariana's manager, Scooter Braun, took to the stage as well to deliver a moving message, "Evil will test us". Preparations are underway for the tribute concert to the victims of the Manchester bombing . Read More »

Al Attles, Hubie Brown honored before Game 2

Each time the camera turned to him the crowd went wild, and they gave Kerr a standing ovation when the lineup was announced. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans have every reason to be frustrated. He coached the Warriors to their first championship since moving West in 1975 and watched as a team ambassador as Golden State captured its first title since then two years ago. Read More »

EU, China fail to agree on steel, trade dumping at summit

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A person present at the talks said that China had insisted on having a specific reference in a concluding text on the WTO issue. The state-run Xinhua News Agency called the move a "setback" in the fight against climate change . As Greenpeace clean air campaigner Lauri Myllyvirta pointed out in a series of tweets on Thursday, leadership can involve taking action at home, symbolic or rhetorical steps, provision of finance to drive carbon cuts or diplomatic efforts. Read More »

Tillerson backs United States to cut emissions

It would also help fulfil the Paris agreement reporting requirements so the world could track the US's progress. The Alliance brings together USA politicians and companies to negotiate a plan with the United Nations to uphold the Paris Climate Accord . Read More »

Ireland's next prime minister is a conservative, gay 38-year-old

Varadkar was backed by a majority of the Fine Gael's local council members and, crucially, 51 of its 73 parliamentary colleagues, whose votes counted for 65% of the total. Varadkar's Hindu father, Ashok, is from Mumbai and met his Irish Catholic mother Miriam while they both worked at an English hospital in the 1960s. Read More »

JetBlue testing facial recognition for flight boarding at Logan

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JetBlue Airways passengers flying from Boston to Aruba can participate in a test of a self-boarding process using facial recognition technology. You stop at an on-site camera station for a quick photo which connects to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) database, and instantly matches your mug to your passport, visa or immigration photos. Read More »

United States private sector hiring surges in May

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The labor market is near full employment, with the jobless rate at a 10-year low of 4.4 percent. Trade, transportation and utilities added 58,000 net new jobs last month, up from just 9,000 in March. They have now registered nine straight months of growth. The Labor Department says applications for weekly unemployment aid rose 13,000 to 248,000. On Thursday, we got the first two labor market data points of the week, with the highlight coming from research institute ADP . Read More »

Reps to cause review of minimum wage every 5 years

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A former chief economist at the United States Department of Labor, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, who is now serving with the Manhattan Institute , maintains that the Democrats' effort to spike America's minimum wage is futile. But the nature of work is also changing. "We are shocked and appalled that the government is broadsiding small business owners with a 32-per-cent increase in the minimum wage within only one-and-a-half years", said CFIB director Julie Kwiecinski. Read More »

Province to announce minimum wage increase today

Minimum wage increases, therefore, should be implemented gradually and predictably, the opposite of what Wynne's doing. As the government pointed out in Budget 2017 , 98 per cent of all new jobs since the recession in Ontario have been full time, and 78 per cent in above-average wage industries. Read More »

Parents Rejoice: Amazon begins offering refunds for kids' in-app purchases

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Likewise, the move to refund the money has finally brought closure to the three-year judicial proceedings that address parents' complaints. Now the FTC has announced that Amazon is starting to offer refunds for these purchases. The FTC and Amazon then chose to settle, which allowed the refund process to begin. The refund process is simple. Amazon has begun to pay back consumers for unauthorized in-app charges that may have been run up by their kids. Read More »