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They're not trying to figure out, 'How do I get on TV? But good replacements are hard to come by. She declined further comment on the potential changes . "We at CNN sent a sketch artist inside to provide you with the visuals the White House won't allow you to see". On Monday, Acosta said that banning recording equipment from the briefings is because " they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity ".
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    Although healthcare costs have been increasing, they have been rising at the slowest pace in the past half century. "That should be protected". Alexander noted that it will offer health care coverage to an estimated 162,000 Tennesseans earning less than $12,000 a year, who now get nothing on the exchanges.
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    While there are plenty of news reports highlighting how many people are calling for the House Minority Leader to step aside, few are also reporting that California's 12th District has another option. "We're not focusing on the economic messages". Moulton backed a longshot challenge to Pelosi's leadership post from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan last fall.
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    The House passed a bill Thursday that would repeal significant parts of Dodd-Frank and make substantial changes to the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau. All voting Democrats were against the bill , as was Rep. Walter Jones , R-N.C. Bryan Caforio, one of three Democrats running for Knight's seat in the 2018 Congressional race, released a statement in opposition of the Republican bill.
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    Oh-for-four. That is the number of special elections held recently in which - try as they might - Democrats failed to dislodge a Republican . The race to fill OMB Director Mick Mulvaney's seat in South Carolina's 5th District generated little interest with less than 90,000 votes cast.
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    Pressure on prices is set to continue as we saw a surprise build in USA gasoline inventories last week . "Eight months later, USA shale producers increased the rate of drilling, Libya is pumping oil at the highest levels in four years, and the amount of oil that's being stored in tankers jumped to a new high in 2017".
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    Under Obama's law , " many of those people would have gotten much more generous plans", she said . Unlike the House bill, which bases its subsidies for private insurance on age, the Senate bill uses age and income. "The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with preexisting conditions ", says Pearson.
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    The president is well aware of the situation. Kellyanne's three-word tweet is getting a lot of mileage today in quotes in the news media as well as online while the Democrats tend to their wounds once again. But as Democrats are eager to point out, there are many more districts _ anywhere from 71 to 94, depending on how it's calculated _ that are more competitive than Georgia's 6th District.
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    CBS Sports golf analyst Frank Nobilo provides his insights on the tournament's potential storylines. The links-style course in Wisconsin played quite easy with its huge fairways and little wind to act as a line of defense. It also was the continuation of some good mojo, imported from Erin Hills last week . McIlroy, however, was far from the only big name to miss the cut at Erin Hills.
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    More than 1,000 employees clicked to support Kalanick's return in that capacity. Of those users who said Uber's troubling news made them less likely to use the app, only a quarter of them said they were more likely to seek out alternative ride-hailing services, such as Lyft or the taxi app Curb.
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    Either way this could lead to fewer people being covered and more costs paid directly by the individual states. That giveaway-which, tellingly, was omitted from the summary of the bill-is made more egregious by the fact that it's retroactive (with an effective date of December 2016), a detail that serves no objective other than funneling extra cash to wealthy investors.
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    That compared with earlier estimates of 0.5% and 1.7% respectively. "At the same time, since we have stronger confidence in the path of inflation convergence, and we've seen that the tail risks of deflation have definitely disappeared, we felt confident removing the easing bias as far as the interest rate is concerned".
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    The Prime Minister said yoga can provide health benefits free of cost, and added that several countries that were unaware of India's culture are now connected to it because of yoga. She said over the last two years, Indian missions and posts all over the world have "channelised great enthusiasm and interest" for yoga in their host countries.
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    Associated Press Writers Janie Har, Sudhin Thanawala and Linda Wang in San Francisco and Mike Balsamo contributed reporting from Los Angeles. In its statement , UPS said the company wasn't immediately sure of the status of the survivors who were taken to the hospital.
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    Back then, the royal decree said that King Abdullah informed the Allegiance Council and made a decision to appoint Prince Nayef as the crown prince, deputy premier and minister of interior. Prince Mohammed was also wounded in an assassination attempt in 2009 carried out by a member of al-Qaeda's Yemen affiliate. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, speaking at the same conference on Thursday, said regional cooperation must be a prerequisite for a final agreement with the Palestinians, adding ...
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    The governing council expects the rates to remain stable at the current level over a longer term and well past the asset purchase timeline. He even added that "nothing substantial has changed on inflation ". However, he tempered this view with a downward revision of the bank's inflation projections, based on its view that struggling oil prices will continue to weigh on inflation levels.
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    Another favorite heading into the race, Lookin at Lee , finished a disappointing seventh. Irad, meanwhile, rode Creator , pushing him to overtake Destin by a nose. "Through the years, there's been some pretty good-priced horses ". To make matters even worse, two year old champion and Preakness runner up Classic Empire has also been pulled from the contest due to an abscess that popped up after training this week.
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    Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. At least a decade'. "We are making progress like no one can believe", he said. Even Cher chimed in, tweeting that the GOP runs against her in every race.
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    Amazon also just launched two grocery pickups kiosks in Seattle that allow its Amazon Prime customers to buy online and pick things up in as little as 15 minutes instead of having them delivered. Amazon's shares were up 3% at $994.45. The shift started within minutes of the announcement online retailer Amazon would taking over the grocery chain Whole Foods .
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    That's because while online grocery sales are rapidly growing, according to the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen, they're still only going to account for 20% of the market by 2025. The company hasn't said whether that thinking changes under Amazon. And we will be, I hope, as excited as I am today. Amazon, which is now focused on food delivery following the Whole Foods deal, could leverage GrubHub's delivery infrastructure in its grocery-delivery efforts, the analyst noted.
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    Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps. Ossoff hasn't said whether he'll mount another challenge, but she said her victory proved residents didn't buy his "duplicitous" message. As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post , "The ad strategy, and the campaign visit from Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan , have had nearly nothing to say about what Republicans were working on in Washington".
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    The shares fell 21.25 per cent, or 17 cents, to 63 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange shortly after the market opened Wednesday. They were down 16 percent to 67 Canadian cents at 10:09 a.m. "We will not be making a statement ", said an employee in the store's administration office, referring all questions to the company's Ontario-based media specialist.
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    Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

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    Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose. "That is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections , sad to say", Pelosi added, in a reference to her unparalleled fundraising hauls.
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    Boeing was able to capitalize on the official launch of the 737 Max 10 , a new stretched version of its single-aisle workhorse jet. "We continue to see great demand for the 737 MAX family of airplanes across all regions around the world", Boeing Commercial Airplanes SVP-global sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir said .
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    President Donald Trump is voicing his support for a House Republican vote to overturn numerous financial regulations set up after the 2008 financial crisis. Repeal Volcker Rule restrictions that keep banks from making risky bets with their own money and owning big stakes in hedge funds. Congressman James Comer, a Republican representing western and southern Kentucky, said he was proud to vote for the bill.
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    However, it says it will still co-operate with its larger neighbour. Declaring Obama's pact with Castro a "completely one-sided deal", Trump said he was cancelling it. He said he would "stand with the Cuban people in their fight against communist oppression", and went on to win about half the Cuban vote in Florida in the presidential election.
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    Premiums subsidies: The Senate bill would also largely maintain Obamacare's premium subsidies structure, but tighten the eligibility criteria starting in 2020. The bill would effectively defund Planned Parenthood, as it bars any funding allocated under the healthcare bill to be given to providers that offer abortion.
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    We've wanted it to be one of the early issues to be considered in the negotiations. These include the thorny issues of Britain's estimated 100-billion-euro ($112 billion) exit bill, the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain, and the fate of the border in Northern Ireland.
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    Meanwhile, Hong Kong's de facto central bank followed the Fed and boosted interest rates for a third time since December past year, elevating the risk of a sell-off in the world's priciest housing market . The current unemployment rate and personal consumption expenditure suggest that the Fed target rate should be at 4.01 percent at the moment. The dollar.DXY was largely flat against a basket of currencies after reversing earlier losses, while the price of gold fell.
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    CEO Doug Parker , along with the carrier's pilots and flight attendants, expressed a lack of enthusiasm for Qatar Airways' bid to buy stock in the airline. The best airlines have been rated, and once again, don't expect any US carriers to be anywhere near No. 1. But the U.S. airline hasn't changed its stance on the subsidies dispute.
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    Along with tipping , Uber announced a per-minute-wait-time fee, a cancellation fee for riders who cancel a trip more than two minutes after the driver accepts, and an expansion of its driver injury protection plan. Many other senior officials' resignation led to sending off of Kalanick from the company. Or that they were fed up with the wave after wave of scandals, including an intellectual property lawsuit brought by Google-parent Alphabet ; battles with lawmakers around the world; and ...
  • A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

    A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

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    Whole Foods targets a niche market and following the same strategy will not disrupt the market. It was no surprise Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods for $13.4 billion generated many fantastical predictions. Costco is the most efficient retailer in the US and generates significantly higher revenues per square foot compared to most of its peers. So he doesn't expect that a Whole Foods owned by Amazon would stop buying locally produced food.
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    Describing how a young Leo was always interested in politics, his uncle, Avinash Varadkar, told ANI that once when he visited Leo's family in Ireland back in 1998, even then as a child, Leo talked about politics. He won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month. Varadkar's youth also grabbed attention. But Varadkar's election is part of a broader transformative shift that has taken place in Ireland in recent decades - Ireland actually legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 , the ...
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    Unresponsive wakefulness is a new medical term for persistent vegetative state. "I think the president is signaling some frustration", Christopher Hill, a former USA ambassador to South Korea , told MSNBC. "As an American, I feel extremely fortunate that we are able to travel around the world". If the North Koreans were smart they would release them all to atone for what they did with Otto [Warmbier], as a sign of contrition, a human rights gesture.
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    Tracking current trading session activity on shares of (company), we can see that the stock price recently hit 46.99. Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) has declined 14.95% since June 22, 2016 and is downtrending. Its down 0.04, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 55 investors sold CVX shares while 689 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes.
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    May, bruised by an election this month that cost her Conservatives their parliamentary majority, will make her case for a quick agreement on residency for EU nationals and employment rights at a summit of European leaders in the Belgian capital later this week.