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Trump Denounces White Supremacists After Backlash

President Donald Trump called out white supremacists for their role in the deadly violence over the weekend in Virginia as the administration sought to counter a backlash against his initial failure to directly hold hate groups accountable. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, […]

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Google Skeptic Seen Fading From Race for U.S. Antitrust Post

Source: Bloomberg By David McLaughlin and Jennifer Jacobs Reyes, who’d urged Google scrutiny, disputes he’s out of mix White House delays leave agency without permanent leader The race to lead one of the U.S.’s top competition watchdogs just lost a frontrunner. That may be good news for Google. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who last […]

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Father and Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

Source: Bloomberg By Ghaith Shennib and Saleh Sarrar Ramadan Abedi earlier gave interview from his home in Tripoli Says his son saw no ‘religious justification’ for violence The father and a brother of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi have been detained by security personnel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, according to witnesses and officials. […]

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Sweden Warned Not to Return to High-Tax 70s

Source: Bloomberg By Johan Carlstrom NIER says there are big negative effects longer term. Says Sweden can improve welfare through productivity gains. Don’t return Sweden to the high taxes of the 1970s and 1980s. That warning comes from Sweden’s state-funded economic think tank as the Social Democratic-led government has been raising taxes on workers, while […]

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Trump Says GOP Must Pass Health Bill or Risk Losing Seats

Source: Bloomberg By Anna Edney, Erik Wasson, and Billy House Changes include optional work requirement for Medicaid Trump to rally Republicans but Conservatives could block bill Donald Trump warned House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that many of them could lose their seats in the 2018 elections if they don’t pass their bill to […]

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Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

Source: Bloomberg By Robert Kolker Thomas Hargrove is building software to identify trends in unsolved murders using data nobody’s bothered with before. On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of a David Fincher movie: […]

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Who Will Pay for San Francisco’s $750 Million Tilting Tower?

Source: Bloomberg By James Tarmy and Kartikay Mehrotra Nina Agabian, a retired director of research in global health science at the University of California, bought a 29th-floor apartment in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in 2010. “It was supposed to be a wonderful building,” she said in January, sitting in a leather chair in the building’s […]

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Merkel’s Challenger Leads Social Democrats to German Poll Boost

Source: Bloomberg By Patrick Donahue and Rainer Buergin SPD climbs to 26% in Forsa poll, chancellor’s bloc at 35% ‘Unlikely to derail Merkel,’ Deutsche Bank analysts say   ‘Unlikely to derail Merkel,’ Deutsche Bank analysts say Support for Germany’s Social Democrats jumped to the highest level in almost four years in a poll that underscores […]

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Trump Will Visit Headquarters of CIA He Criticized Over Leaks

Source: BloomBerg By Jennifer Jacobs President-elect Donald Trump will visit CIA headquarters in Virginia on Saturday on his first full day in office, traveling to the nerve center of a U.S. spy apparatus he criticized over intelligence reports Russia worked to assist his election, said a person familiar with the plans. Trump’s visit is timed […]

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Chicago Faces Political Power Outage as Trump Succeeds Obama

By BloomBerg By John McCormick No other city will lose more clout under new administration President-elect often makes Chicago punch line in his attacks Chicago is racing the clock. Nowhere will political power evaporate more dramatically at noon on Jan. 20 than in the third-largest U.S. city, a bastion of Democratic power that’s enjoyed special […]

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, second right, and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, right, speak on stage during a roll vote at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Donald Trump sought to use a speech by his wife to move beyond delegate discontent at the Republican National Convention, only to have the second day open with an onslaught of accusations that his wife's speech lifted phrases from one delivered by Michelle Obama in 2008.  Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

GOP Backs Ryan as Speaker Gets Ally in Trump’s White House

By BloomBerg By Billy House Paul Ryan, who won unanimous backing to remain House speaker by his Republican colleagues on Tuesday, can thank Donald Trump for helping shore up his hold on the job. The president-elect’s appointment Sunday of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be his White House chief of staff was a […]

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War Talk Returns to Russian TV as U.S. Ties Hit Deep Freeze

By Bloomberg By Henry Meyer Russian state television is back on a war footing. This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the collapse of cease-fire efforts in Syria. As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. […]

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U.S.-Russia Ties Crumble Under Weight of Syria, Nuclear Pact

By BloomBerg By Toluse Olorunnipa and Kambiz Foroohar – ‘Everybody’s patience with Russia has run out,’ Earnest says – Putin decree on arms treaty cites U.S. threats to ‘stability’ Ties between Russia and the U.S. deteriorated further after the Obama administration proclaimed bilateral peace talks over Syria dead and Moscow suspended a 16-year-old treaty meant […]

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Pushes for Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Children – Protests Planned

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Pushes for Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Children – Protests Planned By Colin Campbell and Jill Colvin Politicker.com Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren. On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until […]

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