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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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… 1980. All three events were historical home runs. But politically speaking, Gingrich blazed a GOP trail in the 6th district that will take a lot more than the Democrat resistance to extinguish. At the presidential level, 6th district voters in Georgia have voted solidly Republican for years. George W. Bush won the district by more than 40 points, McCain by 25, Romney by 23. The drop came last year; President Trump barely won, beating Hillary Clinton by just one point. This is when the …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

… holdings in foreign companies and whether (and how much) he has donated to charity. (Read this great Jeanne Sahadi piece for a comprehensive look at what tax returns tell you that financial disclosures don’t.) All of which makes the rhetoric coming from Trump and his top aides regarding his level of transparency about his finances misleading. In February 2016, Trump tweeted this: “Just for your info, tax returns have 0 to do w/ someone’s net worth. I have already filed my …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

It estimated that 3.2 million workers could receive an extra 650 per year each. That would mean somebody on average earnings who chose to take up an additional 3% matched contribution to their pension pot would receive a retirement income of 22,500 rather than 19,050, thanks to the extra contribution and tax relief. The Nationwide Building Society has changed its default level to a maximum, rather than a minimum contribution. Steve Webb, a former pensions minister and now director of policy …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 11, 2017

… “The Emir of Qatar has made progress in halting” support for and financing of terrorist groups, Tillerson said, “but he must do more and do it quickly.” Trump, in contrast, was much more explicit in condemnation. “The nation of Qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” he said, speaking from the Rose Garden. Qatar: Terrorism financing stories fabricated Tillerson also noted that the Gulf countries …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

However, ovarian cancer is a difficult disease to treat, and the prognosis in the advanced stages is very poor. Marianne Heath, 68, one of the patients who received the drug, said: “I had no other treatment choices, so I felt this was my only option. “I just want to keep going so I can keep the tumours at a level where I can enjoy my life. It isn’t a cure, but it is life extension for me.” Marianne had treatment over six months, and the drug shrunk all three tumours …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… into question our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. And it forfeits our ability to drive countries like China and India to reduce their carbon footprint and compete on a level playing field. Ultimately, this disappointing decision diminishes Americas leadership role on the world stage. United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years, and we should continue to have an influential seat at …

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

… Getty Images The data varied based on geography. On a state level,car accident-related mortality rate per 100,000 children ranged from 0.25 per 100,000 in Massachusetts to 3.20 per 100,000 in Mississippi. In the United States, unintentional injury is the most common cause of pediatric death, and the motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury. …

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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. She was top class, she was clever and she was fun. She would have a go at anything and just loved life. “She had her dad and her …

May 28, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… administrations, Ross says the challenges are as much psychological as they are practical. “The level of disbelief between the Israelis and Palestinians, not just the leadership, but also the public, has never been wider,” Ross told CNN. “You have to somehow recreate a sense of possibility which has been completely lost.” It’s nearly seven years since Netanyahu and Abbas took part in a trilateral meeting with then US President Barack Obama in New York in …

May 22, 2017
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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… takes a British worker to earn 1, a German worker has earned 1.35. UK productivity is also below that of France and America, and is not likely to return to its trend growth level of 2% per annum until 2020. Some of that is down to unique factors that followed the financial crisis and some outfall from the referendum. But, the 2008 crash and “Brexcuses” are not the whole picture. Lib Dems promise to end pay squeeze Spending squeeze to worsen, warns Bank Minimum wage rises ‘may …

May 16, 2017
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