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Bill Shorten issues stinging budget reply

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The South Australian senator Nick Xenophon of NXT, which holds three Senate votes, said he had yet to get across the full impact of the Medicare levy but he was concerned for the lower end of the income spectrum. Mr Shorten said Labor would not stop the levy on Australia's five largest banks, which is expected to generate $6.2 billion over the next four years. Lire la suite »

Day after Comey firing, Sean Spicer to miss White House briefing

They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation. Counterintelligence probes often take years, and lawmakers on both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees said the investigations could seep into the 2018 midterm elections. Lire la suite »

Sandberg Inspires at Virginia Tech

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She said that Virginia Tech graduates have also faced challenges, heartbreak, illness and shared losses, like the shooting at the university in 2007, which was the second deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Whether that means writing down the things that have brought you joy on any given day, as Sandberg says she does, or expressing gratitude towards people in your life more directly, it's an excellent way of building up that muscle that is resilience. Lire la suite »

Ransomware Attacks Hit Large Computer Networks In An International Rampage

Researchers believe a criminal organization is behind this, given its sophistication. Machines affected by this attack are given six hours to pay. All that has to happen is your computer is on and on the network. The malicious code called "WannaCry" locks down computer systems, forcing users to wire cash payments to receive a code to unlock systems, authorities said Friday. Lire la suite »

House OKs bill on improper teacher-student relationships

A bill headed to the Texas Senate would allow publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. "They used to employ thousands of people, and now it's hundreds", the bill's House sponsor, state Rep. Knobloch said he hopes a bill like this will put an end to inappropriate student teacher relationships. Lire la suite »

US Vice President Mike Pence slams Christian 'genocide' by IS

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Trump as being aligned with the Christian church. He pointed that "across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege" and said no people of faith face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ. Pence addressed the crowd while also recognizing Graham, Senator Lankford, Senator Blunt, Congressman Smith and Congressman Hultgren. And this support extends to persons of all faiths who are targeted due to their beliefs, he continued. Lire la suite »

At least 9 flights canceled Monday by airline at Florida airport

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Monday night. CNN reports the suit blames the pilots' union for orchestrating an unlawful slowdown. The order will go into effect until at least a hearing on a preliminary injection set for May 15. Deputies arrested three people from NY at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Monday, charging them with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing. Lire la suite »

Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

The White House refuses to allow US media to watch or photograph the meeting, but allow in a Russian state news agency, and Trump - with full Hollywood smile - gladhands with the Russians for both video and still photos. When asked why he fired Comey, Trump said, "He wasn't doing a good job". In his earlier meeting with Lavrov, Tillerson emphasized the US wouldn't lift sanctions on Russian Federation related to Ukraine until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered the punishment - namely, ... Lire la suite »

Affaire russe : Comey voulait élargir l'enquête du FBI

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Premier coup sévère pour le nouveau président: le 12 janvier 2017, à huit jours de l'investiture, le Washington Post affirmait que l'ex-général Michael Flynn, nommé conseiller à la sécurité nationale par Trump, avait eu plusieurs échanges téléphoniques avec l'ambassadeur russe aux Etats-Unis, Sergueï Kisliak, le 29 décembre, soit le jour même où Obama expulsait les diplomates russes. Lire la suite »

Trump Calls Comey A 'Showboat,' Denies Colluding With Russia

Mr. Trump said Mr. Comey asked for a dinner with him because he wanted to stay in this position. "I said, if it's possible would you let me know, 'Am I under investigation?' Trump told Holt". During the transition, Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest. Lire la suite »

Macron en hausse dans les sondages — Présidentielle

Selon le sondage Ipsos Sopra Steria, l'indice de participation se situe à 76%, soit une estimation inférieure à la participation du premier tour qui avait atteint 78%. Une plainte qui fait suite à une allusion de Marine Le Pen durant le débat de mercredi. Parmi les électeurs de François Fillon, 45% disent vouloir voter pour le candidat d'En Marche! , contre 32% pour Marine Le Pen . Lire la suite »

40 insurance companies recognized as best employers

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You can see Forbes Magazine's entire listing here. In total, 40 insurers made it onto this year's roster of preferred employers. Mercy was among only seven midsized companies in Maryland to make the list, landing at No. The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $4.5 billion in 2015. Lire la suite »

Allez-vous soutenir le parti d'Emmanuel Macron — Législatives

Après une poignée de mains et une accolade, ils ont déposé ensemble une gerbe devant la tombe du soldat inconnu et rallumé la flamme sous l'Arc de Triomphe . A droite, Les Républicains sont partagés. Début de la campagne officielle pour les élections législatives. Avec un score final supérieur à 10,5 millions de voix, elle dépasse largement son record du premier tour (7,7 millions de voix). Lire la suite »

Kyle Busch heads to Kansas with new sense of optimism

So far this season, the driver of the No. 18 M&M's Red Nose Toyota has led a total of 462 laps in 10 races. Elliott, the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, is still searching for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Kenseth has the second best driver rating at the Kansas Speedway and the #20 team should be pretty happy to be racing there this weekend. Martin Truex Jr . Lire la suite »

Man sues to stop New Orleans from removing Confederate statue

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Others debated the role of poor White southerners who participated in the Civil War. Statues of Beauregard, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are to be removed soon. The New Orleans Police Department confirms multiple threats have been made toward contractors hired by the city to take down the statues. "These statues are an aberration in terms of what New Orleans has been and what New Orleans wants to be", Landrieu told MSNBC last week. Lire la suite »

Study Suggests That Non-Gamers Are Unaware of New Consoles

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With this in mind, is it worth investing in an Xbox One S or holding-out for the arrival Microsoft's high-end Project Scorpio? The service is due to launch some time in spring 2017, but we already have a good idea about what to expect. What EA also predicted was that the digital gaming industry will reach a share of 40% of total sales of games for current generation consoles before the end of this year. Lire la suite »

Labour state pension age plans to cost £300bn: Webb

Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "You have to put [Webb's analysis] in context: the state pension costs around £100bn a year and these projections roll out over the next 30 years, so this analysis involves a total cost in today's money of around £3 trillion". Lire la suite »

BC political parties ponder common issues after close vote, possible deals

The 2013 election saw the centrepiece of Premier Clark's platform built around the promise of the development of a lucrative LNG industry that would deliver significant jobs and revenues. "It's now going to be a time in B.C. politics like we haven't seen", Olsen said. "In the days ahead there will be plenty of discussions taking place between all parties", Weaver said. Lire la suite »

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

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Andrew W. Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, warned in a statement Wednesday. Leading patient advocacy groups are warning the combination of less spending and a restructuring of the program will threaten coverage for millions of vulnerable Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, and children. Lire la suite »

La Corée du Sud a un nouveau président

Selon un sondage de sortie des urnes, M. Moon, candidat du Parti démocratique de centre-gauche favorable à une forme de dialogue avec Pyongyang, a recueilli 41,4 % des voix. C'est en effet avant tout une tâche diplomatique délicate qui l'attend, dans un contexte tendu par l'élection de Donald Trump et un regain sensible de tensions dans la péninsule. Lire la suite »

New OnePlus 5 Renders Leaked - Sleek Design and Vertical Dual-Lens Camera

A leaked specs sheet of the smartphone, however, provides the answer for a lot of them. Despite these leaks , there were still many questions surrounding the OnePlus 5. The source also claims that the phone will sport a fingerprint scanner, NFC and fast charging (Dash Charge), while a Type-C USB port is also mentioned, as expected. Lire la suite »