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Waymo: tech giants head to court over autonomous vehicles

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Uber was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop self-driving cars , or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival, Waymo, jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Monday. Read More »

20 ans de prison pour le principal suspect — Attentats de Paris

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Il préfère charger le troisième homme alors présent, Mohamed Belkaid , qui a été tué au moment de l'assaut. La représentante du parquet fédéral Kathleen Grosjean a expliqué: "C'est une véritable scène de guerre à laquelle les policiers ont été confrontés [.] C'est un miracle qu'il n'y ait pas eu de mort". Read More »

Coons: Trump complicating immigration talks

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In other words, Trump is doing something quintessentially presidential: He is taking on his own base in an effort to do something big and bipartisan for the good of the nation. "We can not afford to take this deal", said Karla Rojas, 23, a DACA recipient from Mexico who has lived in the USA for 17 years. Escalante pointed to the case of Daniela Vargas , a DACA recipient who came to the U.S.at age 11, who was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security after speaking at a press ... Read More »

Falcon Heavy, la caravelle de SpaceX pour conquérir Mars

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Pendant tout le vol, l'autoradio de la voiture jouera à fond et en mode "répéter" la chanson Space Oddity de David Bowie. Cependant, SpaceX a dû attendre décembre 2017 pour monter la Falcon Heavy en position verticale de lancement pour la première fois. Read More »

LeBron James won't waive his no-trade clause if asked

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After their embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets (120-88) on Saturday, one question is on everyone's mind - What is wrong with the Cavaliers? The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in National Basketball Association action at the Amway Center. Read More »

House unveils six-week stopgap funding bill

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Kelly was pitching President Donald Trump's proposed immigration plan. Mr. Perdue was reacting to news that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has taken border wall funding off the table for the next round of negotiations on DACA -Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - and immigration reform. Read More »

Broadcom raises offer for Qualcomm, puts NXP deal under pressure

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Despite the 17% higher bid to near unprecedented territory for the stock, Qualcomm's stock price dropped more than 2% on Monday morning to $64.55. Qualcomm's stock was down 4% at $63.38 per share. The sources cautioned that Broadcom Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan may decide to significantly change the terms at the last minute. The overlap is very limited in this transaction. Read More »

No, Trump is not the one blocking a 'bipartisan' immigration deal

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The McCain-Coons measure would allow so-called Dreamers who have enrolled in the DACA program to remain in the country and would also extend them the option of securing permanent USA citizenship. The USA Act would grant legal status to DREAMers who have been in the country since 2013, a larger number of people than the 1.8 million in the Trump proposal. Read More »

Scaramucci to Trump: Don't Fire Rosenstein Over the Memo

Gowdy, who earlier in the week announced his retirement from Congress, did not agree with Trump that the memo absolved him of any wrongdoing. "The question at that moment is whether or not the majority Republicans in the House and the Senate will stand up for the rule of law and the Constitution if the president takes that extreme position". Read More »

Showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with sports car on top

The rocket has 2 Falcon 9 rocket mounted on it. The Falcon Heavy is essentially three smaller Falcon 9 rockets (which Space X has been vigorously testing over recent years) strapped together. "The weather is looking good", Elon Musk said at a news conference on Monday. Why is the Falcon Heavy launch important? It will one of the most powerful rockets ever built and is the next step in SpaceX's journey towards building a rocket large enough to take humans to Mars. Read More »

Ex-FBI agent: I quit over political attacks on the bureau

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But Republican committee members said on Monday they were comfortable with releasing the Democratic document now that it had been reviewed by House members. The discredited Nunes found himself the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation over whether he had improperly revealed classified information. Read More »

Pressure grows on Zuma to quit

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Zuma denies all the corruption allegations against him. South Africa is due to hold elections next year. Zuma's defiance of calls to resign has stolen some of the shine from the optimism generated by the victory of Ramaphosa, who's cheered by many investors for his pledges to bolster growth, clamp down on graft and provide greater policy certainty. Read More »

Stocks plunge, then mostly recover as wild ride continues

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The steep declines in Europe and Asia on Tuesday followed a heart-stopping Monday that saw the Dow at one point plunge 1,600 points. The British FTSE 100 index fell 1.8 percent. US stocks went on another bumpy ride on Wall Street, dropping sharply in early trading before recovering their losses by lunch time. Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ: CHCI ) has grabbed attention from the analysts when it experienced a change of 9.92% in the last trading session to close at $1.44. Read More »

Uma Thurman Speaks on Kill Bill Car Crash Cover Up

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I won't give away the name of the actor who kills me, but Quentin said , 'He's not going to do it right, it'll either be too much or too little. He argued that Weinstein prevented Uma from ever seeing the crash footage and that he was happy to get it to her to give her "closure". Read More »

Trump Forced to Consider Releasing Democrat Counter Memo

The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Representative Adam Schiff, said Monday he will track what information the White House withholds in an attempt to determine if the document is being manipulated for political purposes. Lawmakers also said the memo should not impede Mueller. I support his work. "I asked Andy McCabe, that is not what he said", said House intelligence Democrat Eric Swalwell. Read More »

UN Youth Envoy Preaches Against Female Genital Mutilation

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To date, almost 1000 health professionals have undergone the training. The trauma of cutting may also cause women to abstain. The practice was outlawed in the country in 2001. This shows just how hard it is to eradicate. It is a harmful practice that people for a long time thought only existed in Africa, though it was a misperception. Read More »

Olympics: Ivanka Trump to attend closing ceremony

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Pence says he hasn't requested any meeting "but we'll see what happens". "I think it's very exciting, and it's also a major opportunity to be part of the best team in the world", said Keaton McCargo, Team USA. According to White House officials, who spoke to Mail Online on the condition of anonymity, Pence will discuss the topic of North Korea - primarily focusing on its human rights abuses and aggressive nuclear programs conducted by its leader Kim Jong Un - with Asian countries. Read More »

Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, Trump knocks it down

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GOP leaders leaving a Monday evening meeting said Senate debate would likely begin next week. But while his 2016 election campaign was laced with anti-immigrant remarks, he's expressed sympathy for the " Dreamers " and he gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation protecting them. Read More »

Here's who will be playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Edinburgh the day before Valentine's Day on their first official joint visit to Scotland. The blingiest wedding of them all is sure to be Cardi B and rapper Offsets, which is reported to be costing millions of dollars. Read More »

Snow and Ice Expected in Putnam County on Wednesday

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But it looks like round two is coming with the potential a whopper of a storm on Wednesday . The timing will be tricky, arriving just after the morning commute. "This could result in periods of freezing rain, sleet and snow". Overall, this active weather pattern continues. Friday night , the low will be around 20 with a 30 percent chance of snow, according to the weather service . Read More »

Immigration Deal May Not Be Possible Before DACA Ends

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SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Ari. Smith said that Trump talks a good game, but usually does not back up that with action. Instead, Trump appeared to begin reading that part of the prepared speech , saying, "I know that the Senate is planning to bring an immigration on the floor, to the floor in the coming weeks". Read More »

European Union tells UK: Time to make Brexit choice

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December 31, 2020 - The EU's proposed transition period ends, with Britain free to implement its own trade deals with other countries, and free of all obligations to the Union. Pressure is intensifying on Mrs May following reports that growing numbers of Tory MPs are backing a challenge to her leadership. The uncertainty of where the Brexit negotiations are heading amid perceived "hard Brexit" language has prompted the farming industry to call for common sense to prevail. Read More »

Fund to encourage more women to enter politics 'a tribute to suffragettes'

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Crucially, the act extended the vote to all men over the age of 21 and furthermore, men in the armed forces could vote from the age of 19. The figures are set against the backdrop of Trafalgar Square, which 100 years ago was an important location for numerous rallies and marches that took place in the struggle to secure the right to vote. Read More »

House unanimously votes to release Democrat Russia memo

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Devin Nunes , R. -Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, of selectively releasing information to accuse law enforcement officials of improperly obtaining a warrant to monitor the communications of a Trump campaign adviser. Read More »

Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania GOP's Request to Delay New Voting Maps

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The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering two cases that test whether extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. The voters who successfully challenged the Pennsylvania map argued in a filing before the U.S. Pennsylvania is expected to be a key state in the House Democrats' push to flip 24 seats to retake the chamber. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania congressional redistricting to proceed, denying the Republican plea to put the decision on hold. Read More »

After LTCG worries, sell-off in global markets hurt Indian stocks

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The S&P 500 declined 4.1% and the Nasdaq Composite Index ended 3.8% down. Only one expects a rate hike of 25 basis points. Most of the markets across the Asian region are down sharply. Indices trimmed intraday losses in mid-afternoon trade and closed with sharp losses. Capital Goods, Bank , Metal, Industrial, Finance, Basic Material, Consumer Durables, Realty and Auto sectors witnessed selling. Read More »

Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans

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During his State of the Union Address to US Congress on Tuesday, Trump bared the four pillars of immigration reforms that he said should be supported by both the House of Representatives and the Senate . Democrats booed Trump's immigration plan when he outlined it at the State of the Union address, but have yet to present a counter-proposal . "That is not a basis for cooperation with Democrats ". Read More »

ANC meeting ends, SA President Zuma's fate still up in the air

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There is no official communication yet from the ANC , but it looks like party leaders did not reach a consensus on removing Zuma from office. We don't think South Africans wish for us to embarrass the president of South Africa . The other scenario which Mbete and the ANC's leadership was wary of, was Zuma refusing to heed the expected recall on Wednesday. The ANC's top six most powerful officials met Zuma late on Sunday at his official residence in Pretoria but there was no ... Read More »

Mike Pence may meet with N Koreans at Winter Olympics: Rex Tillerson

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The Koreas' reconciliation mood follows a year of heightened tensions over North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile programs. The agreement was reached in the first high-level, inter-Korean talks in more than two years. Trump will also attend some of the sporting events where the USA is represented, the official said, adding that additional members of the delegation will be announced in the coming days. Read More »

Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Attack in Syria's Afrin

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Turkish operations, including airstrikes against targets in Afrin , are ongoing. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Force, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces with male and female units, reported her death without disclosing the circumstances. Read More »

Republicans wrestle with immigration as deadlines loom

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement tries to garner support for deportations by claiming that it focuses on "criminal aliens". These operatives are stupid, and they are insulting us. Breitbart declared Trump "Amnesty Don" and said that supporters were calling his proposal an act of "political incompetence, malpractice, greed, betrayal and self-mutilation". Read More »

Markets Right Now: European markets tumble at the bell

Until recently, gains for stocks have come as the market has been relatively subdued, and any declines were met with buyers looking for bargains. Before Monday, the S&P 500 index had gone a record period of time - roughly 400 trading days - without a drop of even 5 percent. Read More »

Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket prepares to blast off

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After years of delays and missed deadlines, SpaceX is finally ready to send its Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit. Musk detailed the rocket's mission : After launch, it will coast for six hours , straight to geosynchronous Earth orbit, which is an orbit that follows the Earth's rotation so a satellite stays in the same place. Read More »