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Budget's big bank levy could open the door for fintech lenders

The government will also lift the freeze on the Medicare rebate from July, which is set to cost the government an extra $2.2 billion but will be covered by an increase in the levy. The Productivity Co...

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Nigerian Chibok girl chooses Boko Haram captivity to stay with her husband

One father said he was thrilled to find out his daughter was among those released in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders. May 6, 2017: Nigeria's government says another 82 schoolgirls are re...

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Asean leaders summit opens in Manila

Asean leaders summit opens in Manila

An Asean statement, released on Sunday following an annual summit of the bloc's leaders and foreign ministers in Manila , omitted any references to China's "militarization" of the waterway-wording ...

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Want to appropriately handle disputes with South Korea: Xi Jinping

He then left his private residence in an emotional send-off from hundreds of people and visited a national cemetery in Seoul . Lee Nak-yon, an incumbent governor of South Jeolla province, was nam...

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Comey sought more Russian Federation probe resources before firing

With tons of speculation and the never ending rumor list of candidates already growing on who will take over for the recently fired James Comey , one can only wonder what is real and what is speculat...

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All-Male Senate Healthcare Group Criticized by Democrats

All-Male Senate Healthcare Group Criticized by Democrats

Trump and House Republicans aren't patriots. He said the bill that narrowly cleared the House last week and which faces significant revision by the Senate will be an improvement over the current s...

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Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and new South Korean president Moon Jae-In agreed Thursday that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal" between them, Moon's office said. Moon began his duties earlier...

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Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

The Wednesday meeting was especially newsworthy given the timing and circumstances, with Comey having reportedly just asked for more resources to investigate Trump associates' ties to Russian Federa...

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James Comey should have been fired long ago

Bill Bennett said on "The Story" tonight this reminds him of the story of "Chicken Little". Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Comey of trashing her chances of becoming president by revealing an ren...

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President Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey Sparks Bay Area Protest

President Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey Sparks Bay Area Protest

Sanders insisted a "big catalyst" for the decision came last week when Comey made the "startling revelation" he'd "taken a stick of dynamite to the Department of Justice" last July. The Democratic vic...

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Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike, demands AAP leaders' foreign tour details

Mr. Mishra started his hunger strike at 8 a.m. on Wednesday after he alleged that five AAP leaders had been making foreign trips with the exchequer's money. The AAP MLAs were appointed as parliamentar...

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South Korea's newly elected liberal president starts duties

South Korea's newly elected liberal president starts duties

Without the usual two-month transition, Mr Moon initially will have to depend on her cabinet ministers and aides, but he is expected to move quickly to replace them with people of his own. In his earl...

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Senate Panel Told Flynn 'Could be Blackmailed by the Russians'

Flynn denied that they had discussed US sanctions, an assertion echoed by Vice President Mike Pence and the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. Trump also weighed in, with tweets . Sally Y...

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Senate intelligence committee subpoenas documents of ex-NSA head Flynn

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas documents of ex-NSA head Flynn

Flynn was sacked by President Donald Trump in February, after news reports revealed that the former Army lieutenant general lied to administration officials about his conversations with Russian ambass...

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Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect

After a new round of Syria peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana, Russia , Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria. There were no immediate reports of casualties. ...

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Putin aide says Moscow unconcerned about Comey

After talks with Tillerson, Lavrov heads to the White House to meet Trump, whose shock sacking of Comey was seen by Democrats as an assault on an investigation that could have sweeping repercussions f...

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Dog defends yard against roaming bear

Dog defends yard against roaming bear

A bear wondered into a yard in an upscale neighborhood near Los Angeles Tuesday and was captured on a helicopter camera. The bear started to chase the dog across the yard, but then the tables turned...

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Trump again warns North Korea against nuclear testing

Trump again warns North Korea against nuclear testing

Hours before the launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a U.N. Security Council meeting devoted to the North Korea issue and called for new sanctions against Pyongyang. Kim said North Korea ...

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Michael Flynn's resignation took 18 days, and here's how he used them

Spicer insisted that "we're not looking to re-litigate this", though multiple investigations are looking into the extent of ties between Russian officials and President Donald Trump's aides. "Look, we...

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United States urging Southeast Asian countries to reduce ties with North Korea

Last week, Tillerson called on all countries to suspend or downgrade diplomatic ties with Pyongyang, saying that North Korea abuses diplomatic privileges to help fund its arms programs. "Our immedia...

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Workers at US Nuclear Site Take Cover after Tunnel Collapse

It's estimated that almost two-thirds of the plutonium used by the US government during Hanford's lifespan - and a staggering amount of related waste - was produced at this one site. The tunnel that...

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SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: The special gift of a mother

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: The special gift of a mother

If you include Mother's Day Greeting Cards in your DIY craft projects, it will become a flawless wish for Mother's Day. Nothing about this upcoming weekend is more important than carving out som...

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Rep. Elijah Cummings: 'The White House is covering up for Michael Flynn'

Rep. Elijah Cummings: 'The White House is covering up for Michael Flynn'

The caution came from the Defense Intelligence Agency as Flynn entered retirement, according to CNN . Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the committee, accused the White House of covering up for ...

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May 18 memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers

May 18 memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers

Kennedy proclaimed the first National Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962. "And Chester County is lucky to have its law enforcement here" where the government and political leadership support and inve...

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Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced U.S. election: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Comey said he had to speak up on October 28 because he believed the FBI had found emails that could provide insight into Clinton?s use of a private server and possibly shift the focus of the investiga...

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Comey asked DOJ for more resources for Russian Federation probe, source says

That's another reason we'd love for it to come to completion, but at the same time, I know that you all will not let this go until it does, and so we'd love for that to be completed. But those in Dona...

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Lavrov visits White House for talks with Trump, Tillerson

He raised his eyebrows. However, Democrats, and even some Republicans, were skeptical and alleged that the reason Trump fired Comey might instead have something to do with the bureau's investigation...

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Sen. Hirono Questions Trump Administration Ties to Russia

Sen. Hirono Questions Trump Administration Ties to Russia

At issue is whether Flynn improperly indicated to Kislyak the Trump administration would ease or reverse economic sanctions former President Barack Obama had imposed on Moscow in retaliation for Russi...

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Stocks, euro fall as traders cash in French election bets

Stocks, euro fall as traders cash in French election bets

But he won just 6.4 percent of the first-round presidential vote on April 23, after being overshadowed by Communist-backed leftwinger Jean-Luc Melenchon. "I will do everything I can over the next five...

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NKorea to host Malaysia in soccer after diplomatic dispute

It noted that during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang marking the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and South Korea's intelligence services had ...

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