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Voting Records of 198Mln People Exposed by US Republican Party Contractor

A cyber-risk analyst for UpGuard discovered the online data last week. The data leak by Deep Root Analytics contains personal information of roughly 61 per cent of the USA population, technology news website Gizmodo reported . Deep Root Analytics, the conservative analytics firm, confirmed in a statement Monday the files had been accessed without their knowledge. "The data was made ready available on a public and easily accessible Amazon cloud server, with no additional security ... Read More

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods for U.S. $13.7 billion

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for U.S. $13.7 billion

Whole Foods has seen its sales slump and recently announced a board shake-up and cost-cutting plan amid pressure from activist investor Jana Partners. "A few years ago, people were talking about the death of brick-and-mortar, and Amazon's up because they're buying a brick-and-mortar. So theoretically you could get 5-minute delivery". Read More

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New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

The Medicaid cuts included in the House bill have caused contention among Republicans in the Senate, where lawmakers from states facing the opioid crisis have been reluctant to support a bill that could hurt their constituents. Rand Paul of Kentucky. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told the AP that the end of July is more reasonable deadline. "We are still discussing some differences that we have", Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County told reporters. Read More

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Russia, United Arab Emirates discuss Qatar crisis

And earlier this week the United States agreed a $ 12- billion sale to Qatar of "state-of-the-art" F-15 fighters. "I don't think we have a problem with the Pentagon ". Saudi relations with Qatar have always been strained. "There is a conspiracy version that the Qatar crisis was provoked by the negative results of the deal for the US", Dmitry Egorchenkov, an expert at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognosis at Moscow-based RUDN University, told RT. Read More

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Fed Meeting In Focus

Fed Meeting In Focus

Along with the statement, the FOMC will also release a new set of economic forecasts ( gross domestic product [GDP], the unemployment rate, inflation, and fed funds projections, also known as the "dot plots"). Trump said his program would double growth to 4 percent or better, though the administration based its first budget plan on achieving a lower but still highly ambitious goal of 3 percent annual growth. Read More

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As OPEC cuts, USA oil exports surge

As OPEC cuts, USA oil exports surge

Full view will be published shortly. The revision is another sign that USA drillers are taking full advantage of higher oil prices buoyed by OPEC 's deal with crude exporters to limit production in a bid to shrink a global oversupply. "I think it's still going to be a bit of a debate on the true impact it can have on the oil market", said Olivier Jakob, strategist at Petromatrix, adding that a breakdown in relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia could hamper an OPEC-led deal on ... Read More

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What We Learned From Former FBI Director James Comey 49:00 Download

We learned that Mr Comey was deeply wounded by the way he lost his job as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief. Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz , seized on Comey's admission that he had told Trump on multiple occasions that he was not personally under investigation and maintained the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Read More

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James Comey testifies before Senate intel panel

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey revealed that he had asked a friend, identified by Reuters as Columbia law professor Daniel C. director came out of the gate swinging, declaring that the Trump administration sought to tarnish not only his reputation, but also that of the F.B.I.in the wake of his unexpected dismissal. Read More

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Pakistan back in the race as rain helps their cause

Pakistan back in the race as rain helps their cause

Pakistan revived their Champions Trophy ambitions by beating South Africa by 19 runs in Group B on Wednesday in the latest rain-affected match in the tournament . Prior to South Africa's recent series against England , the 32-year-old had not played an ODI since June 2016, with Proteas coach Russell Domingo anxious his inclusion lengthened the batting tail. Read More

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Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'

Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'

Senator Ron Wyden of OR, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, on Tuesday called the House bill "Robin Hood in reverse" and said it "moves America back to yesteryear, when health care was for the healthy and the wealthy". "I've said this before, I'm not a fan of the president's tweets, and that still remains my view", McConnell said Tuesday before heading to the White House. Read More

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US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

I call on them, come and work here with us. Cities are chief among them, with more than 2,500 municipalities pledging to take action in the effort to fight climate change since the agreement was negotiated in 2015. When asked at a Friday briefing if Trump believes in climate change, his spokesman Sean Spicer said he had not spoken to the president about it. "His decision was no, and that was the extent of our discussions", he said. Read More

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Gaming's cultural influence gets Mary Meeker's attention in her new Internet report

Gaming's cultural influence gets Mary Meeker's attention in her new Internet report

Last year, sales were only up three percent year-over-year, compared to 10 percent in 2015 (slide 5). - On mobile phones, Indians are spending 45% of their time on entertainment and 34% time on search, social and messaging. Meeker's report shows the average age of USA gamers is 35, and that the number of gamers across the world continues to rise, up from 100 million in 1995 to 2.6 billion today. Read More

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

The Arab states continue to refuse to normalize relations with Israel before resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and they have received no assurance that the USA will deal with Iran with an iron fist. supremacy in Middle East affairs. Washington will play an organising and support role while staying outside the alliance that includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan . Read More

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Rep. Lloyd Smucker questions Trump's budget director

Members of Congress will surely hear from constituents anxious that it has the wrong priorities-and that it may not convincingly address some of its stated goals, including deficit reduction, moving more Americans into the workforce and making a serious effort to discern the efficacy of safety-net programs rather than to cut them indiscriminately. Read More

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Aborted billing system upgrade hits SSE retail profits

Aborted billing system upgrade hits SSE retail profits

Dividend cover for the next financial year would be "within, but towards the bottom of the expected range of around 1.2 times to around 1.4 times", the company said, marking lower earnings per share compared with the previous year. Earnings per share also beat analysts' expectations, coming in at 125.7p per share. Regarding the proposed cap the SSE said: it "would caution against potential unintended consequences of any proposed intervention in what is a rapidly changing and increasingly ... Read More

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Second day of Belt and Road Forum Continues

Second day of Belt and Road Forum Continues

China says the project is open to everyone, but it has also identified 65 countries along the Belt and Road that, since the early stages of the proposal, it has insisted will participate in the initiative. This edition of the forum was attended by Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickramasinghe. "We endeavor to promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system with WTO at its core", the statement said. Read More

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JBS chairman taped Brazil president discussing hush money -O Globo

In a statement to The Associated Press, the president's office said Temer never solicited payments to keep former Speaker of the House Eduardo Cunha silent. "We want democracy, we are outraged with this putschist president", Rocha, a university professor, said. Investigators mounting what's called the "Car Wash" probe have uncovered very big embezzlement from Petrobras, with scores of politicians accused of taking bribes from executives in exchange for sweetheart contracts with the ... Read More

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Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

In a conversation with the Russian foreign minister and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the Oval Office, the president revealed details that could lead to the exposure of a source of information, officials told the Washington Post . The disclosures late on Monday roiled the administration as it struggled to move past the backlash over Trump's abrupt firing on May 9 of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential ... Read More

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Comey backlash Trump's 'worst week in office'

Comey backlash Trump's 'worst week in office'

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant United States institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly". While serving as DNI chief from 2010 to 2017, Clapper said he left it up to the FBI director 'whether, when and what to tell me about any counter-intelligence investigations they may have under way'. Read More

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Buffett calls health bill a giveaway to wealthy

Buffett calls health bill a giveaway to wealthy

Buffett shared some similar thoughts on the bill at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on Saturday. Buffett, who is the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth totaling $74.3 billion, also said that Trump's proposed tax plan would benefit the rich people like the shareholders of his firm, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which owns more than 60 companies. Read More

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Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver. The Greens won three seats in their traditional stronghold of Vancouver Island, where they were competitive in a number of ridings. Pipelines: The Greens do not support the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and will work to stop it from proceeding. Weaver, speaking to supporters Tuesday night, said the Greens could work with either party but he did not indicate a preference. Read More

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Manchin: 'That's a fact' Comey sought more resources on Russian Federation probe

Manchin: 'That's a fact' Comey sought more resources on Russian Federation probe

There's all manner of commentary comparing Trump's firing of Comey to the "Saturday Night Massacre " in October of 1973 when former President Richard M. But until now, no president has exercised that power at a time when the FBI is engaged in an investigation that targets the White House. "The president asked that they put their concerns and recommendations in writing, which is the letter that you all had received". Read More

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Key Numbers Behind the April Jobs Report

The economy as a whole added 3,200 new jobs last month, which Statistics Canada considers statistically insignificant. However, those gains were offset by losses in the health-care sector, which shed more than 3,000 jobs to drop to 89,300. "The Fed will respond accordingly". The Department of Labour reported that U.S. firms added 211K jobs to the economy in April, following the preceding month's revised down increase of 79K jobs and surpassing analysts' expectations for a 194K gain. Read More

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