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NYC To Spend $32 Million To Reduce Rat Population

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The city's rat battle is far from new. The plan aims to reduce rat activity in the announced areas by up to 70 percent by the end of 2018 by "minimizing food sources and available habitats" for the animals. The price tag for each is $7,000. Money will be spent on rat-resistent trash cans, replacing dirt basement floors with concrete in public housing, increasing trash collection and forcing larger buildings to put out garbage only shortly before trash collection. Read More »

North Korea provocations hurt China-South Korea ties

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The provision of humanitarian aid has been suspended since Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test and several missile launches early previous year. "We were able to win the worldwide community's support although the issue was not on the agenda of the summit", he said . Read More »

Microsoft provides details on Research AI lab

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Microsoft Research AI also brings together several AI research endeavors such as machine learning, perception and natural language processing into single effort. Another of Microsoft's AI efforts is to address and advance the more insipid use cases of AI that are being used today such as algorithms created to manipulate users into spending money, illicit personal information, judge the value of human life when navigating roads and much more. Read More »

United States hits cap of 50000 refugee admissions

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However, the administration modified its policy to reflect the court's ruling, which stated that individuals with a "bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States" should be allowed entry into the country. "It must nullify the Muslim and refugee ban once and for all". In a statement Wednesday, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) - one of nine approved USA refugee resettlement agencies - criticized the administration for its "historically and arbitrarily ... Read More »

China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base

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In addition, China also plans to take over the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka as part of a debt swap to firm up its naval operations in the Indian Ocean, much to the disquiet of India. "The base will also be conducive to overseas tasks including military cooperation, joint exercises, evacuating and protecting overseas Chinese and emergency rescue, as well as jointly maintaining security of worldwide strategic seaways", Xinhua said. Read More »

You Can Preorder That Licensed Hori Splatoon 2 Headset Now

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It's up for grabs right now for anyone who wants to stay fresh to death and up with the cool squids. Splatoon 2 is nearly here- the widely anticipated follow up to Nintendo's breakout third person multiplayer shooter on the Wii U is likely to be one of the biggest, highest selling games on the Switch this year, and Nintendo is going all out in promoting the title. Read More »

Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund (EVV) Seeing Increased Action in Session

It has outperformed by 14.32% the S&P500. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Eaton Vance Corporation by 1.9% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer initiated Electronic Arts Inc. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $230 target in Wednesday, April 26 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Evercore given on Friday, September 23. Read More »

Bristol Bay Tribes Oppose EPA Move to Eliminate Protections for Bristol Bay

But now, the EPA, led by Administrator Scott Pruitt, has proposed withdrawing the Obama administration decision against Pebble Mine, opening the possibility that the project could be revived. As we have said for over a decade, Bristol Bay will not sit by and watch this happen. "A stab in the back for the overwhelming majority of the people of Bristol Bay" was how Alannah Hurley, executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay, described the EPA's proposal. Read More »

Trump urges officials to allow Afghan girls into USA for robot contest

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Politico reported that the State Department and Department of Homeland Security , at President Donald Trump's urging, changed course following an outcry of criticism. Teams from Syria, Iran and Sudan - which are on that list - were granted visas to compete. A student team from Gambia also was granted visas last week after initially being rejected. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: 'I am not taking 2020 off the table'

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He promptly added, though, "I think it's much too early". "Our job right now is to not only fight against this disastrous health care proposal, it is to take on all of [President Donald] Trump's reactionary proposals", he said. "Too often, the media get involved in what I call political gossip", said Sanders in March. Calling it a "very damaging piece of evidence", Sanders preahed patience, and declared confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller to "get to the root" of the matter. Read More »

SC to give urgent hearing to Narottam Mishra's plea

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A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that matter needed to be adjudicated at the earliest to ensure that Mishra was not denied the opportunity to cast his vote in the election due to pendency of the case. Read More »

Ten House Democrats propose plan to fix ObamaCare

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The Senate and House bills are the worst sort of pandering to the wealthy and throw the rest of us "under the bus". Townhall's Katie Pavlich slammed the law, writing , "When Obamacare was sold on a pile of lies back in 2010, President Obama promised the American people his signature piece of legislation would lead to more health insurance coverage, not less". Read More »

Online Job Search Company Indeed Expands In Stamford

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Dave O'Neill, the chief financial officer of Indeed, is crediting Connecticut's "great talent pool" with helping the internet grow into a global presence, with more than 200 million users a month. "The governor wants to create jobs in the state of CT as its No. 1 priority and we are very well positioned to help in that effort". Indeed has job listings in 60 countries. Read More »

A decision on North Korea

Furthermore, North Korea likes to to launch missiles on the Fourth of July. The concert, played before a packed crowd with many in uniform, was led by the all-female Moranbong Band, and also featured dancing. At the banquet, Kim Jong Un promoted Jang Chang Ha, the president of the Academy of National Defense Science, from Lieutenant General to Colonel General. Read More »

Two Harbors: Currently Offering a Dividend Yield of 10.57%

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Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.56% which for the week stands at 1.42%. (NYSE:TWO) gained 0.00% with the closing price of $9.79. UBS Group AG now owns 3,562,131 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $34,161,000 after buying an additional 12,683 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

USTR formally demands negotiation to revise free trade agreement with S. Korea

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Since the FTA came into force in March 2012, the US trade deficit in goods with South Korea has doubled from $13.2 billion to $27.6 billion, while USA goods exports have actually gone down, it said. "We will send a senior official to the USA and discuss detailed schedules and agenda items with the USTR", it added. He has already begun an effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Election results from special elections

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In Senate District 44 in south Oklahoma City, voters selected Democrat Michael Brooks over Republican Joe Griffin . He'll replace ex-state Sen. According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, the results are unofficial and unverified; however, if a contest of election or a petition for recount has not been filed, results will be certified by county election boards by 5 p.m. Read More »

BidaskClub Lowers Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) To Keep

It increased, as 59 investors sold Starbucks Corporation shares while 450 reduced holdings. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Starbucks Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of -0.6%, where Monthly Performance is -6.9%, Quarterly performance is -0.09%, 6 Months performance is -0.52% and yearly performance percentage is 2.81%. Read More »

Amid Defeats, ISIS Shifts Narrative From Invincibility to Victimization

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On Wednesday, Airwars, a London-based independent group of researchers and journalists, stressed that the number of concurrent airstrikes on Raqqah in Syria and Mosul in Iraq was "devastating". Tillerson noted that there is still much work to be done to defeat ISIS and assured that the Global Coalition will continue to stand with Iraqi partners to ensure the defeat of ISIS wherever it remains in Iraq. Read More »

Dad of Marine killed in crash said son enjoyed his job

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The military transport plane that slammed into soybean fields Monday in the Mississippi Delta, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor, appears to have developed problems while high in the air, a Marine general said Wednesday. Mississippi's public safety commissioner says authorities are pursuing at least one criminal investigation against someone for removing debris from a crashed Marine Corps plane. Read More »

Battle over monkey selfie heads back to court

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Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), speaks to reporters outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. A three-judge panel appeared puzzled by PETA's role in the case, asking the group's attorney why it should be allowed to represent the monkey's interests. Read More »

Trump lawyer: President was aware of 'nothing'

The bombshell revelation that Trump Jr was eager to accept information from the Russian government landed hard on tired White House aides. Trump Jr., who was deeply involved in his father's presidential campaign, released the emails along with a statement describing the disclosure as an effort "to be totally transparent". Read More »

England seal place in last four as Natalie Sciver devises the 'Natmeg'

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She followed up with her second century of the tournament at Derby today, helping England to win by 75 runs and reach the semi-finals, and included her own innovative stroke in the process, henceforth to be known as the " Natmeg ". New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates said: "It was a good target by England but if one of top order scores big, then we thought it was gettable". Victory was England's fifth in succession following defeat by India in their opening game. Read More »