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So it's fair to say the tower may have been built on rocky foundations, but are there any positives to draw? With the sheer volume of movies, miniseries, and TV series adapted from the works of King, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Hollywood told the tale The Dark Tower in some way, shape, or form.
  • Apple posts 7% revenue increase

    Apple posts 7% revenue increase

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    The strong revenues also indicate that the company would launch the iPhone 8 in September itself. Cook added the company is excited about advances in iOS , macOS, watchOS and tvOS coming this fall . Apple appears to have also fobbed off concerns about delays of its new iPhone by revealing a marginal increase in sales of its existing effort.
  • The iPad arrested its long slide in Apple's fiscal third quarter

    The iPad arrested its long slide in Apple's fiscal third quarter

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    Geoff Blaber, vice president of research for the Americas at CCS Insight, said it was a solid quarter despite slowing iPhone demand ahead of the new product launch. The sales of the company's flagship tablet unit saw a significant increase thanks to the strong sales of the new iPad Pro models released late in the quarter and a low-priced iPad earlier this year.
  • GOP Rep Urges Trump to Stop Lawmakers' Healthcare Subsidies

    GOP Rep Urges Trump to Stop Lawmakers' Healthcare Subsidies

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    Insurance plans need to decide really soon what premiums they'll charge for all of 2018. That's on top of the already expected double digit rate increases and this increase would most strongly hit middle class families. "And I don't think they should be bereft of health care". Instead, under this GOP revision, lawmakers and some staffers would have to buy — and now do — their insurance through the measures health exchanges.
  • BJP on witch-hunt to win one Rajya Sabha seat

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    However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley denied any connection between the raid and the Rajya Sabha election saying the person whose properties were raided was caught "tearing" documents, NDTV reported . Shivakumar is hosting the Congress MLAs at a resort near Bengaluru . As of now, Patel needs the votes of at least 44 MLAs to win. Party MP Jairam Ramesh said it was BJP's war on Congress and not "tanashahi" (dictatorship) but "Amitshahi", alleging the BJP chief's hand behind the raids.
  • Six figure pay to protect Earth from aliens — NASA Jobs

    Six figure pay to protect Earth from aliens — NASA Jobs

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    The job is initially a three-year contract with a chance to be extended for another two years. Advises the Chief, SMA and other officials regarding the merit and implications of programmatic decisions involving risks to planetary protection objectives .
  • Sheriff's Office pulls 5 recalled Ford SUVs out of service

    Sheriff's Office pulls 5 recalled Ford SUVs out of service

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    The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration announced Monday it is expanding its investigation to include 1.33 million Explorers manufactured from 2011 to 2017. "She was treated at a nearby hospital and was released the same day", Thibodeaux said. The city will closely track response time to emergency calls.
  • Republican Lawmakers Warn Trump Not To Sabotage Obamacare

    Republican Lawmakers Warn Trump Not To Sabotage Obamacare

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    Arizona is facing "very serious problems", McCain said , listing higher premiums and deductibles as well as having only one insurer in the state's healthcare marketplace. "Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated" he said in February. Or are there long waits? Minnesota is following in the footsteps of Alaska , which had its reinsurance plan approved by Health and Human Services last month.
  • Reed: Trump Administration Should Make Affordable Care Act Payments

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    Each action would be entirely defensible from a legal standpoint, as both entail ending Obama-era payments that Republicans have consistently and convincingly lambasted as illegal. Whatever happens, the indecision in the marketplace isn't helping the health of the ACA, experts said. The Trump administration is expected to announce a decision on CSR payments sometime this week.
  • Legendary Notre Dame 'Rudy' coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

    Legendary Notre Dame 'Rudy' coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

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    He took over at Notre Dame in 1964 and compiled a 95-17-4 record over 11 seasons, including three bowl game wins and two national championships. Since 1964, only two major college football coaches have a higher percentage with at least 10 years at one school: Alabama's Nick Saban is.857 in his 10 seasons from 2007 through 2016, and Oklahoma's Barry Switzer was.8368 from 1973 through 1988.
  • NATO Confirms Attack On Its Military Convoy In Kandahar

    NATO Confirms Attack On Its Military Convoy In Kandahar

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    In 2016, a total of 14 U.S. troops were killed. "We are working to gather additional information as quickly as possible and will release more details as appropriate", the coalition said in a statement . The bomber struck the convoy and at least two vehicles on the outskirts of Kandahar city. IS said in a statement that the two men, whom it identified as Amir Qassim and Tayeb al-Kharasani, also used automatic rifles in the Shiite mosque before they detonated themselves.
  • Iran accuses United States of breaching nuclear deal

    Iran accuses United States of breaching nuclear deal

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    He also said that the USA was working with its allies in the region to curb what he described as Iran's expansionist efforts to destabilize areas such as Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. "Then as now, a neophyte president was determined to chart a new course in foreign policy to distinguish himself from his predecessor", wrote Amir Handjani of the Atlantic Council.
  • Lalu Prasad calls Bihar CM Nitish Kumar 'palturam' of Indian politics

    Lalu Prasad calls Bihar CM Nitish Kumar 'palturam' of Indian politics

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    Samajwadi leader and Vijay Verma have indicated to form a new party ( Sharad Yadav ) to stay in the alliance of Sharad during the speculation about the "differences" between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD (U ) leader Sharad Yadav. Nitish, on the other hand, played down Sharad's views, saying people have different opinions in a democracy and the party leaders would get to air them at the JD (U)'s national executive meeting in Patna on August 19.
  • Sen. Hatch: Senate Too Divided To Keep Up Health Push

    Sen. Hatch: Senate Too Divided To Keep Up Health Push

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    President trump spotted dining last night with his new chief of staff, retired general, John Kelly, at the trump international hotel. This is true in virtually all technology-driven industries, where Americans have become accustomed to prices falling as companies compete.
  • Google Pixel Represents the Perfect Android Powered Smartphone

    Google Pixel Represents the Perfect Android Powered Smartphone

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    Hence, the company is going to focus on Android applications that are locally relevant. This does not mean that there are 5 billion active devices with Google Play services installed. After one year of development, Waze becomes usable from Android Auto after a small update, with a ergonomic review to facilitate navigation in the menus while driving.
  • Sunny skies, high near 88 expected on Wednesday

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    Winds will be south-southeast around 5 miles per hour. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be light out of the south. Sunday: Passing clouds with lower humidity and highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. There may be a shower or storm late in the day and possibly into the night.
  • Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

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    It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. Truecar Incorporated (NASDAQ:TRUE) had an increase of 11.9% in short interest. Stephens Investment Management Group Ltd Liability Corporation reported 7,144 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. That's about 6.5 times forward sales, and let's not talk about earnings. Currently, TSLA is a #3 (Hold) on the Zacks Rank, and is up 2.42% to $325.89 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.
  • UN's Failure on North Korea

    UN's Failure on North Korea

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    On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to deal with North Korea's weapons program. Says Cliff Kupchan of the Eurasia Group, "The U.S.is on the verge of a binary choice: either accept North Korea into the nuclear club or conduct a military strike that would entail enormous civilian casualties".
  • Huckabee: GOP 'Need to Get in Step With Their Own Party'

    Huckabee: GOP 'Need to Get in Step With Their Own Party'

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    In an excerpt from Flake's new book, " The Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle , " published Monday by Politico , the junior senator from Arizona decries the dysfunction cultivated within the executive branch and his colleagues' reticence to acknowledge Trump's shortcomings.
  • White House muddles message on sanctions: Russia

    White House muddles message on sanctions: Russia

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    The statement emphasized the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time ". Trump , however, said in another statement accompanying the bill that he would not allow the U.S.to "tolerate interference in our democratic process and that we will side with our allies and friends against Russian subversion and destabilization".
  • Fox News allegedly published a fake article in favor of Trump

    Fox News allegedly published a fake article in favor of Trump

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    In May, Fox News published a story that quoted Rod Wheeler , a Fox News contributor and former homicide detective hired to investigate Rich's death, saying there was in fact evidence showing Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks. Fox News telling us tonight that they see no evidence that they misquoted that investigator. The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department determined that Rich was the victim of a botched armed robbery.
  • Tags: Boston Red Sox Golden State Warriors MLB New York Yankees

    Tags: Boston Red Sox Golden State Warriors MLB New York Yankees

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    Arguably two of the best teams in the MLB go head-to-head tonight in the first of a seven game series over the course of August, which will no doubt have some grave effect on the American League. BLUE JAYS 8, WHITE SOX 4 Justin Smoak hit his 31st home run, Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs, and Toronto beat host Chicago. In addition to giving the Red Sox more experience in the eighth inning, Reed also provides a backup to Kimbrel.
  • Pentagon still awaiting White House guidance on transgender military ban

    Pentagon still awaiting White House guidance on transgender military ban

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    In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump turned his back on the thousands of transgender people now serving in the military - and he did so with his characteristic dishonesty. On Wednesday, the White House announced that Trump is planning to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to fill that position. President Trump aims to change that by taking the military down a discriminatory path rooted in malicious bias towards members of our LGBTQ community.
  • Arizona Would Be 'Screwed' By GOP Healthcare Plan — McCain

    Arizona Would Be 'Screwed' By GOP Healthcare Plan — McCain

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    Scaramucci's finances. McCain signalled his "no" vote with a thumbs down, and the healthcare bill was dead. After months of wrangling the Republicans failed to deliver on a foundational political rhetorical promise - repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • NY fair officials take action after OH ride accident

    NY fair officials take action after OH ride accident

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    Robinson said he couldn't speak to Ohio's standards but added Ontarians can have confidence in their ride safety. Gates declined to comment on the department's confidence in the inspection process in the face of an uneven rise in rides , compared with its inspectors.
  • Pakistan chooses new leader, but Sharif family waits in wings

    Pakistan chooses new leader, but Sharif family waits in wings

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    Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi , who submitted his papers with the National Assembly secretariat in Islamabad . Following the move, the PML-N had agreed upon Abbasi, the former petroleum minister, as its candidate for prime minister for the interim period until a permanent replacement could be elected, Dawn News reported .
  • Apple sales boosted by services growth

    Apple sales boosted by services growth

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    The impending launch of the 10 anniversary iPhone is also expected to hit sales of existing models, as people wait to upgrade. Apple is unlikely to discuss its upcoming products plans Tuesday, but analysts will be scrutinizing the guidance Apple provides for its expected sales in the September quarter.
  • Liverpool wait on Sturridge injury report

    Liverpool wait on Sturridge injury report

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    The Echo says that Klopp's position is considerably strengthened by the fact that there is no release clause in Coutinho's contract that Barca could trigger. "We did have a bit of bad luck last season". However with the massive transfer fee received for Neymar, a transfer domino-effect is expected to happen, with Barcelona first re-investing the funds into the Liverpool star.
  • The 10 most important things in the world right now

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

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    But tensions have only gotten worse. He acted after USA officials said President Donald Trump would sign into law legislation that places additional sanctions on Russian Federation, and two other countries: Iran and North Korea .
  • How to Know If John Kelly Is Really in Charge

    How to Know If John Kelly Is Really in Charge

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    But the problem with that approach is that everyone else can see that performance, and many others were appalled - including, it seems, new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. The White House had originally said that his official start date as a government employee was to be August 15, although he appeared to begin performing his duties immediately.
  • The last supper: The Mooch dines at the Trump

    The last supper: The Mooch dines at the Trump

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    He encourages his staff to fight among themselves and to report only to him. "No doubt who is in charge", the official said. But that view seemed to change as people around Trump told him that Scaramucci's over-the-top performances were not well received.
  • Surprise! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might look identical to the S8+

    Surprise! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might look identical to the S8+

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    The perspective is also improved. The Android Nougat 7 .0 update for the A3 2017 weighs around 2.21 GB and it comes with the firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5 . As per the specifications touted in various leaks , Galaxy Note 8 will sport a 6.3-inch quad HD display with Infinity Display feature and curved edges.
  • Sebastian Vettel Wins Hungarian Grand Prix — Formula One

    Sebastian Vettel Wins Hungarian Grand Prix — Formula One

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    I didn't expect myself to be behind ( Hamilton ) all the time. The 1-2 finish allowed the Ferrari team to cut the lead of Mercedes in the Constructor's Championship . Bottas is 19 points behind Hamilton . " Ferrari have given up a lot less as a team. I hope we don't lose the world championship by anything more than three points".
  • Columnist: Trump Should Fire Robert Mueller

    Columnist: Trump Should Fire Robert Mueller

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    He demanded Comey's loyalty and when he didn't get it, he fired him , which he thought would relieve the " pressure " he felt. "I have come to offer a word of humble advice to the President ". It was impossible to see at the time, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision in March to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation was a key-maybe the key-moment of the Trump presidency.
  • US bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

    US bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

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    It may be worth the trouble. But it is believed to be far from complete inside and possibly even structurally unsound. "This is a very real threat to the United States", said Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation that supports preventing the spread and use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and other weapons of war.