The strategic seating chart from the White House meeting with GOP senators

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump says he is a master of the “art of the deal,” but does he need to be as close as possible to those he is trying to strike a deal with? President Donald Trump said negotiators are continuing to work and “getting very close” on a deal and that Obamacare is “melting down as we speak.” Collins: Tinkering won’t fix Senate bill Heller won’t back Senate…

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You can now get a gender neutral driver’s license in D.C.

June 28, 2017

(CNN)Nic Sakurai was among the first people outside the Benning Road Department of Motor Vehicle office in Washington on Tuesday morning at 7:15. The X signifies gender neutral, the preferred designation for people like Sakurai who don’t identify as male or female. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The transgender equality center and Washington-based health center Whitman-Walker Health assisted the DMV…

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Ivanka Trump spotlights global human trafficking

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Ivanka Trump, who serves as a top adviser to President Donald Trump, used her platform Tuesday to shine a light on human trafficking, which she called an “ugly stain on civilization.” Ending human trafficking “is a major foreign policy priority for the Trump administration,” she said. Ivanka Trump: I try to stay out of politics Activists investigating Ivanka supplier missing Trump vows to fight human trafficking

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Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care

June 28, 2017

In an interview on PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff asked Buffett, a longtime Democratic donor, how the United States should address the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. With my limited knowledge, I think that [single payer] probably is the best system, Buffett said. In almost every field of American business, it pays to bring down costs, he said. Theres an awful lot of people involved in the medical,…

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Arkansas Installs Long-Disputed Ten Commandments Monument At Its Capitol

June 28, 2017

The 6-foot, 3,000-pound monument on the Capitol grounds in Little Rock was erected following a 2015 court decision approving the monument. She said the ACLU plans to file a lawsuit challenging the display. Other groups, including atheists and Hindus, attempted similar measures to protest the Judeo-Christian monument. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that promotes the separation of church and state, released a statementTuesday asserting that Arkansas wouldregret its…

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Scottish areas worst for broadband speeds, says Which? – BBC News

June 28, 2017

There are eight megabits in a megabyte, meaning if you wanted to download a 500MB high definition episode of Eastenders via iPlayer, it would take about 10-and-a-half minutes. The Shetland Islands achieved a rate of 8.4Mbps and Highland 8.8Mbps. The Western Isles – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – had the sixth worst speed with 9.1Mbps, while the Scottish Borders had the 28th slowest speed with 12Mbps. Top five Tamworth Reading…

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Cash ‘lives on’ after 50 years of ATMs – BBC News

June 28, 2017

Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? Test your knowledge: Try our ATM quiz Free cash machine network under scrutiny Ms Cleland said that more than half of UK adults use an ATM at least once a week. Cash was used in nearly half of all transactions and was also important as a store of value, she added. Image copyright NCR Image caption Developments mean some modern ATMs…

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Alec Baldwin will return to ‘SNL’ as Donald Trump

June 27, 2017

(CNN)Alec Baldwin is about to make your television great again. “Yea, we’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” said Baldwin, who was in New York City on Monday to promote is new movie “Blind.” His busy fall schedule will keep the number of Trump impersonations to a minimum, he said, which means SNL fans will be treated to “a couple celery sticks” rather than a…

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Pharmacist linked to fungal meningitis outbreak gets 9 years in prison

June 27, 2017

(CNN)Pharmacist Barry Cadden was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after his facility caused at least 76 deaths in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. In a filing on June 22, the prosecution placed the number of deaths caused by Cadden at 76, making it the deadliest meningitis outbreak in US history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had officially announced 64 deaths, but “they stopped counting a year…

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Supreme Court order may cause travel chaos

June 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court’s decision green-lighting parts of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban Monday saved many of the prickly questions about the constitutionality of the executive order for another day — but legal experts say that the court’s compromise ruling raises other more practical headaches (and potentially further litigation) for travelers this summer. Here’s a look at why. Swalwell: SCOTUS ruling makes U.S. less safe

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Kim Kardashian Faces Criticism For Car Seat Photo

June 27, 2017

On Saturday, Kardashian posted a photo of her 18-month-old son, Saint, sitting in a car seat. While many commenters pointed out how adorable Saint is, others also took the opportunity to voice concerns about the safety of his car seat setup specifically the fact that the toddler appeared to be front-facing. The comments section is filled with similar concerns, as well as responses from fans defending the celebrity. The American…

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Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

June 27, 2017

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media

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President Stephen Colbert in 2020?

June 27, 2017

(CNN)“Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the 46th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.” Colbert’s remarks came Friday during an appearance on the Russian late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020.”…

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Two have ‘life changing’ injuries after acid attack – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Mr Muhktar, who has since been brought out of his coma, has burns across his body arms, legs, back, neck and the right side of his face as well as damage to his right eye. Image copyright Resham Khan Image caption Resham Khan had just returned from a year abroad as part of her business management degree at Manchester Metropolitan Univesrity On social media, Ms Khan said: “I’m devastated. I…

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El Hadji Diouf of Senegal on why he is not ‘a bad guy’ – BBC News

June 26, 2017

‘Bad loser’ But now in his retirement he is telling his story. “I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it’s not wrong to be a bad loser,” says Diouf of his often combative mood during his playing days. “I have got character and I want people to respect me.” Diouf, who has now permanently moved back to the Senegalese capital Dakar, says he was often misunderstood during…

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Takata Files For Bankruptcy Following Massive Airbag Recall

June 26, 2017

In the biggest bankruptcy of a Japanese manufacturer, Takata faces tens of billions of dollars in costs and liabilities resulting from almost a decade of recalls and lawsuits. TK Holdings, its U.S. operations, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware on Sunday with liabilities of $10 billion to $50 billion, while the Japanese parent filed for protection with the Tokyo District Court early on Monday. Final liabilities would depend on the…

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview…

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changed What China’s scared of China’s Xi Jinping to make first visit Carrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge China Secret negotiations sealed city’s fate The protesters were led by Joshua Wong,…

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Limited-edition Nikes get an AR twist on the SNKRS app

June 26, 2017

Available through AR.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Nike’s SNKRS app will soon move shopping for sneakers on the app partly into the real world. The app is adding augmented reality technology for the drop of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku.” App users have to find a copy of the menu for the New York restaurant Fuku, part of David Chang’s Momofuku empire, online or even on the street in New York….

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 26, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

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Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit – BBC News

June 25, 2017

The deal excludes arms and ammunitions. What are Brexit Britain’s trade options? Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit The list of countries – which also includes Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda – is based on the UN’s Least Developed Countries index. Currently 19.2bn of goods are imported from the 48 countries, including 79% of the tea consumed in the Britain. Some 45% of the UK’s textile and clothing imports, and 22%…

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Scheme to limit commercial bins on city streets launched – BBC News

June 25, 2017

One-hour limit Councillor Kenny McLean said: “This project will make Glasgow city centre more attractive for all those who work, live, study in or visit the area. “Clearing commercial waste bins from our streets will make the city centre cleaner, greener and safer, and we have received great support from local businesses and residents for the pilot scheme. “We are greatly encouraged by the input of businesses within the project…

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

June 25, 2017

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the debate.” Dr Avril…

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