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Trump to visit the disaster that Hurricane Irma left behind

President Trump was set to travel to Florida on Thursday as death tolls continue to rise and hundreds of thousand of residents remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Trump was to arrive in Fort Myers, where he’s scheduled to meet with local officials and receive a briefing on relief...
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Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:10:00 +0100
Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from expanded offshore drilling — under pressure from the state’s Republican...
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'We're playing like garbage': Lakers' losing streak hits nine with home loss to Hornets
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:50:00 +0100
Through the toughest stretch they’ve had this season, through frustrations about everything from playing time to trade rumors, Lakers coach Luke Walton has told his players not to worry about the things they can’t control. He’s internalizing the...
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Stocks rally; Dow closes above 26,000 points for the first time
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:35:00 +0100
A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday. The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out the...
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Apple says it will bring much of its overseas cash home under new, corporate-friendly tax law
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:25:00 +0100
Apple revealed a plan Wednesday that would make it the first major company to repatriate money from overseas as a result of the new corporate-friendly tax law passed last month. The tech giant said it will make approximately $38 billion in tax payments...
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Wilshire Country Club to host LPGA event in April
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:20:00 +0100
Wilshire Country Club will be the site of the LPGA’s return to Los Angeles in April, it was announced Wednesday. The HUGEL-JTBC Open will be played April 19-22 at the Hancock Park club, which has hosted LPGA, PGA and Champions tournaments in the past....
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Mick Mulvaney takes first step toward overhauling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:20:00 +0100
Mick Mulvaney once called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a "joke ... in a sad, sick kind of way.” Now, as its acting director, he’s in a position to change it. On Wednesday, Mulvaney announced he was launching a review of the entire operation...
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Gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon isn't happy with the choice of Mike Pence to lead U.S. delegation
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:15:00 +0100
Figure skater Adam Rippon is not happy with the choice of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion...
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Steve Alford to get a reminder of father-son bond when UCLA takes on Oregon State
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:55:00 +0100
Steve Alford is about to get a dual reminder of the family fun he’s been missing this season. When the UCLA coach glances over at the Oregon State bench before the teams meet at Gill Coliseum on Thursday night, he’ll see not one but two father-son...
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Senate panel endorses Trump's pick for Health secretary
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0100
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday backed President Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, clearing the way for Alex Azar to be confirmed by the full Senate. A former drug executive, Azar is expected to succeed Tom...
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Google tightens YouTube rules to clean things up for advertisers
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:25:00 +0100
Google is making the biggest changes to the advertising rules on YouTube since the video site’s inception, another attempt to clean up its content and answer persistent complaints from advertisers. YouTube will now impose stricter criteria for the types...
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:10:00 +0100
In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds. But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions...
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A long-simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:10:00 +0100
In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds. But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions...
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Rams snapper Jake McQuaide named to Pro Bowl for second year in a row
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:45:00 +0100
Rams snapper Jake McQuaide has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, marking the second year in a row that the seven-year veteran was named to the NFL’s postseason exhibition. McQuaide, 30, will join Rams running back Todd Gurley, offensive lineman...
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Bank regulator hasn't followed up on its own Wells Fargo recommendations, Democrats allege
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:45:00 +0100
Democratic members of the Senate Banking Committee say a key bank regulator has failed to make necessary changes in the wake of the unauthorized accounts scandal at Wells Fargo & Co. In a letter sent Wednesday to Joseph Otting, who was sworn in as the...
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After calling for surveillance reform, Democrats help kill it
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:40:00 +0100
After years of tangling with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), civil liberties activists seemed to have her onboard with their fight to curtail the vast warrantless surveillance program exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They were optimistic...
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