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According to Reuters , there was a heavy police presence at the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg, as barricades and police mounted on horses separated two groups of approximately 60 protesters. Clusters of protesters and counter-protesters gathered on four corners of an intersection at a memorial to the slain. Some marchers against Sharia law chanted "gay rights" at one time and said they opposed Islam's treatment of women, but the executive director of the North County LGBTQ ...
  • General Electric CEO Immelt to step down

    General Electric CEO Immelt to step down

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    Because of its size and ability to generate cash, the US economy and the millions of pensioners, savers and investors depended on the success of the General Electric stock price and dividend - whether they knew it or not. At the same time, the S&P 500 index more than doubled, Reuters reported . Jeff Windau, an analyst at Edward Jones, likes the GE story, particularly restructuring out of capital.
  • New Ad Hits Senate GOP Over Healthcare Reform

    New Ad Hits Senate GOP Over Healthcare Reform

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    The details of the Republican-backed bill is still a mystery; and, many Medicaid patients are anxious that the bill will slash state funding by millions of dollars. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol this week, McConnell-who had previously vowed a much more open legislative process for the health care bill-denied there was any effort to hide the Senate legislation.
  • How Fed plans to trim its balance sheet

    How Fed plans to trim its balance sheet

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    While inflation has moderated in recent months, the Fed seems to be attributing this mostly to one-off factors. Starting sometime this year, Yellen says the Fed will start gradually reducing those holdings by as much as $600 billion a year.
  • Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended

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    Earlier this week, he met with the Emirati and Saudi foreign ministers in Washington. As the state-run broadcaster of Qatar, Al Jazeera is facing accusations of promoting terrorist "plots" from Saudi Arabia , which closed the broadcaster's office this month, along with Jordan.
  • May meets DUP leader for urgent talks

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    May's Conservatives in power. May's party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance.
  • Louisville's Justin Thomas Sets A US Open Record

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    Day shot a 75 for a two-day total of 10-over 154, ending at 17 the longest active streak of making the cut in the majors. Thomas finished a round that included nine birdies and two bogeys with an 18-hole eagle. Casey , who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, came unstuck with a disastrous triple-bogey eight on the 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole.
  • Harman holding on: Savannah native leads US Open

    Harman holding on: Savannah native leads US Open

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    He was at 7-under 137, two shots clear of anyone else who played early in warm sunshine on a course that getting dry and crispy. Thomas' round consisted of one eagle, nine birdies and two bogeys. The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. Bill Haas played bogey-free in his round of 68 and joined a group at 4-under 140 that included Harris English (69) and Marc Leishman (72).
  • Fed raises interest rates, 4th increase since Dec

    Fed raises interest rates, 4th increase since Dec

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    Asian market investors may also have been further spooked by the probe on US President Donald Trump , who has been accused of obstruction of justice after he sacked former Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey. While some commentators remain convinced the Fed will further increase rates by the end of 2017, others have pointed to worryingly low inflation and a slowdown in wage growth as potential headwinds facing the economy.
  • Rusia debutó sin problemas ante Nueva Zelanda

    Rusia debutó sin problemas ante Nueva Zelanda

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    Si hasta Gianni Infantino , el presidente de la FIFA , probó que domina algunas palabras del ruso. Dennis Glushakov abrió el marcador a los 32 minutos, luego que Nueva Zelanda perdió un balón en la salida. De nuevo, el guardameta de los visitantes, que juega en el Unterhaching, de la cuarta división alemana, volvió a frustrar poco después al delantero ruso con una magnífica estirada.
  • Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes for Pletcher

    Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes for Pletcher

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    Brother Irad Ortiz Jr rode Creator to an upset win a year ago. In winning his third career Belmont Stakes Pletcher captured two of the three jewels of this year's Triple Crown . He seems like he keeps getting better and better. Tapwrit also was a runnerup in the Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes on February 11 at Oldsmar. The win brings the Tampa Bay Derby winner's total earnings to $1,143,902.
  • Rickie Fowler can shed this dreaded label with US Open win

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    Jamie Lovemark. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson, who was born Monday. "But I think we're going to be able see a little more offense and take advantage of some of those scoring opportunities". The 117th U.S. Open is 18 holes away from crowning a champion. Not sure if you've heard this before, but it's really hard to win a major. Harman claimed the 54-hole lead, after a third round 67 for a 54-hole total of 12-under-par 204 gave him a position on the front of ...
  • Stanley Cup Not That Simple

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    The crowd stuck with Rinne too, chanting his name in warmups in a goosebump-raising show of support. The Penguins road trip can be summed up here: "Smahsville" certainly lived up to the hype, the Penguins really miss Kris Letang and Pekka Rinne is hot again.
  • GE Healthcare's Flannery named CEO of General Electric; Immelt to retire

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    In fact, he has nursed it back to improving sales and profits by focusing primarily on organic growth opportunities, and the business remains core to GE. Mr Immelt rejected any notion that outsiders influenced his resignation. The new CEO may be more willing to pursue a much-needed breakup of the company, Davis said.
  • 58 people feared dead in London tower fire: United Kingdom police

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    No less than 10 complaints regarding fire risks were reported by residents on the Grenfell Action Group blog , which claims their repeated complaints "fell on deaf ears". Protesters tried to gain access to Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, the headquarters of the local council which oversaw the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower.
  • Harman leads through 54 holes at US Open

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    Open in relation to par. And they had even more company. "Shooting a good score today gave me a lot of confidence", Matsuyama said. There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. The tournament-leading foursome held a one-shot lead over a trio of contenders that includes first-round leader Rickie Fowler . Tomorrow's going to be fun.
  • Harman leads, Thomas ties record

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    But not long after he signed for his record score and an 11-under 205, he began to appreciate the significance of a 63 on this day. But now it's a record setting place, and so the golf world will remember the old cow pasture fondly even if the Open never returns here.
  • Harman takes the lead at US open

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    Open as he lined up his third shot on the par-5 final hole: a 50-yard wedge from the bottom of the hill that led to the green. Also missing the weekend were No. Day thought his game was perfectly suited for Erin Hills. "If I continue playing well and make some putts here and there, hopefully late tomorrow with a couple of stretches coming down, we have a chance to win a golf tournament".
  • United Kingdom police: 58 dead and presumed dead in London blaze

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    The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.
  • Summerhays rebounds on back 9 on moving day at US Open

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    Thomas is 2 under on the day and for 4 under for the tournament. Scheffler is three shots back of the lead on a jam-packed leaderboard . Brian Harman has a one-shot lead at 12 under. Nearly an inch of rain fell on the course overnight, but scoring conditions were far from easy as the likes of former champion Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood tried to move into contention.
  • Brian Harman sits atop a crowded US Open leaderboard after third round

    Brian Harman sits atop a crowded US Open leaderboard after third round

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    Following are some snippets from the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday. None of the four players tied for the lead has ever won a major tournament. "When I saw it was about seven feet away I knew maybe we had a chance of history". You just felt like you were letting everybody down when you're not playing well, but I've gotten better with that.
  • College Republicans, Democrats issue joint statement condemning Alexandria shooting

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    Members of Congress were practicing for a game when a gunman started shoot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). But rather than spur calls for more regulation of guns, the Wednesday morning attack - which critically injured U.S. "I was a little shocked out of all the cities in the United States it would be a little Midwest town like this", said Claire Hatch, a lifelong resident.
  • Top 3 miss US Open cut, 4-way tie for the lead

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    Today really kind of stayed the same. "It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started", said Thomas . "And I just unfortunately didn't execute". Hideki Matsuyama was part of a five-strong group a shot further back after a brilliant 65, the Japanese star racing to the turn in 30 and picking up another shot on the 13th before having to settle for five closing pars.
  • Amazon.com to acquire Whole Foods at US$42 per share

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    John Mackey , Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market . "People are willing to give that up and allow a trusted brand to pick their product", Hauptman said. While Jana was Whole Foods' pushiest investor, it wasn't the largest. According to FMI, an organization that represents the food retail industry, the sector employs 3.4 million people.
  • Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

    Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

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    Just two years ago, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey told Bloomberg BusinessWeek that Amazon's foray into grocery delivery would be " Amazon's Waterloo". This would also pose a threat to other grocery delivery services, like Instacart and Boston-based CartFresh . But if customers know that what they are getting is the same as what they'd get at the local store, they are more likely to try it out.
  • Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

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    Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". His impassioned response came after Senate Democrats raised questions about whether Sessions privately met with Sergey Kislyak at an April 2016 foreign policy event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington .
  • Senate passes new sanctions on Russia, Iran

    Senate passes new sanctions on Russia, Iran

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    Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. By tying Iran and Russian Federation together, Congress has made it more hard for Trump to oppose the action. The step is supported by both Republicans and Democrats, and the vote is set to take place on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported .
  • Bill Cosby trial: Camille Cosby slams prosecutors following mistrial

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    Free on a $1 million bail, Cosby - who says he is legally blind - hung his head and made no comment before leaving the court in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, escorted by his representatives. Read Camille Cosby's full statement about her husband's mistrial below. "It's simply inappropriate at this time ... no matter how long it has been", Judge O'Neill said at the time.
  • Stockpiles Fall Less Than Expected, Oil Prices Drop

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    Libya, exempt from the OPEC-led deal to cut supply, will boost output to 1 MMbpd by the end of July, according to the country's National Oil Co. The dollar .DXY rose to its highest in more than two weeks, adding to the pressure on oil, as solid readings on the USA economy helped strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to continue tightening monetary policy this year.
  • Cualquier estrategia injerencista está condenada al fracaso — Cuba

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    El Presidente de Estados Unidos , Donald Trump , firmó desde Miami un decreto con el que suspende unilateralmente el acuerdo de la Administración pasada con Cuba . El senador federal Marco Rubio , quien se atribuye la redacción de la política de Trump junto con su colega cubano-estadounidense y también legislador republicano de Florida Mario Díaz-Balart, tuiteó el viernes que aún se permitirán los viajes individuales de estadounidenses que vayan a Cuba con el propósito de ayudar al ...
  • May to form new government with help of DUP

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    Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal.
  • 5 of the Biggest Challenges GE's Jeff Immelt Faced As CEO

    5 of the Biggest Challenges GE's Jeff Immelt Faced As CEO

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    He has held other posts at the conglomerate, running its corporate restructuring and workout group, leading its GE Equity business and working with GE Capital in Latin America and Asia. He took over at GE in 2001, just days before the September 11 terrorist attacks. But at the same time, the broader market, as represented by the S&P 500 index, shot up 125 percent.
  • London tower fire: Death toll rises to 30, could climb over 100

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    First Secretary of State Damian Green, May's deputy, said the prime minister was "distraught" and shared "the same degree of sympathy and horror" as everyone else. Standard versions use plastic such as polyethylene for the core, while more expensive variants use fire-resistant material. As the queen was leaving the area, a man held aloft a poster of two siblings, about three or four years old, pictured in harnesses and yellow climbing helmets - both of whom are missing.
  • Amazon buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal; grocery stocks tumble

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    Customers would have needed an Amazon account and a smartphone running the Amazon Go app to shop there. Its AmazonFresh delivery service, which has been slow to take off, accounting for 0.8% of all grocery purchases previous year. "We can only imagine the technological innovation that Amazon will bring to the purchasing experience for the consumer". The deal prompted a round of jokes on Twitter , with commentators poking fun at Amazon's drone and artificial intelligence ...
  • Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the move would be a "disaster" and, he added , "There's no reason to fire Mueller". The Justice Department's special-counsel investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is now also reportedly examining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
  • Trump appears to criticize Rosenstein in tweet

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    United States President Donald Trump today appeared to confirm a Washington Post report that he is being investigated for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . After that tragic shooting at the congressional baseball practice on Wednesday the president went on television, made a somber, I think, well-received address where he called for unity, said all the - for all of our partisan squabbles we're stronger when we act together.
  • US ends cover to undocumented immigrant parents

    US ends cover to undocumented immigrant parents

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    DACA allows for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, known as " Dreamers ", to obtain work permits and remain in the country legally. In other words, on the fifth anniversary of the DACA program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children from deportation, the Trump administration announced that it will not end the program-for now.
  • Bill Cosby side declares victory, goes on attack

    Bill Cosby side declares victory, goes on attack

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    Bill Cosby talks leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse on May 24. A USA judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. Cosby's lawyers have repeatedly urged O'Neill to declare a mistrial , given the length of the jury's debate, but the judge said on Friday he could not intervene without a fresh signal that jurors remained deadlocked on the three counts of aggravated indecent assault .
  • Almost $4 million raised for London fire victims

    Almost $4 million raised for London fire victims

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    The London Grenfell Tower was home to around 600 people. His family confirmed he was dead last week and revealed he was a Syrian refugee who had escaped the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad. Amongst the dead was artist Khadija Saye, whose photography is now being exhibited at the Vienna Biennale. He said he was not interested in knowing why they had left it so long to make themselves known, but stressed that it was vital for police to know they are safe and well.
  • US prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

    US prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

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    It says the trial has "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". They had much of the key testimony from the first six days of the trial read back to them. "You ingratiated yourself into this woman's life", Steele continued, talking directly to Cosby in regard to the alleged sexual assault. Dozens of women have accused Cosby of slipping them pills and sexually assaulting them.
  • Entire Lebanese family among dozens missing in London's Grenfell Tower fire

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    One of the first victims was identified - Mohammed Alhaj Ali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee studying in London and hoping to return to help his war-torn country. The type of cladding used on the exterior walls of a London tower block that went up in flames this week was not graded fire-resistant and its use is restricted in the United States, British media reported on Friday.