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Donald Trump slams 100-day mark as 'ridiculous standard'

Trump and his aides have repeatedly denied any collusion with Moscow, and the president himself has called the investigations a "witch hunt" akin to McCarthyism during the Cold War. The U.S. president also appeared to appeal to French voters in favor of far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen of France's National Front party. Meanwhile, Trump is woefully behind in presidential appointments, especially in naming people for Senate-confirmed posts.

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Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

A deal is needed because Congress was unable to approve funding for the entire 2017 fiscal year that ends in September and has relied on stop-gap spending legislation. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also pushed for a vote by Saturday - the 100th day of Mr. Trump's presidency - though said it wasn't a make-or-break situation.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Which is best?

Reports reveal that several customers in the country who were given the chance to own the latest Samsung flagship smartphone after signing up for pre-order claim on social media that some of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices come with a unusual, red tint on the screens.

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Lowry's shot still off in Game 1 loss

Neither team led by more than 10 points through the game's first three quarters. Hello, everyone who just finished watching the Milwaukee Bucks drag the Toronto Raptors. Casey probably stuck with Jonas Valanciunas a little bit too long, and when Casey was willing to play small, he didn't always get Toronto's best five on the court.

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Oil demand growth seen slowing for a second year

USA crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA has risen by 9 percent since mid-2016 to 9.2 million bpd, resulting in a surge in commercial inventories to a record 535.5 million barrels C-STK-T-EIA. Oil prices had been moving higher Wednesday after Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, told major producers that it favored extending the deal to curtail production beyond its initial six-month term, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Trump, Xi have 'candid,' 'positive' talks in Florida

Speaking to reporters while traveling to Florida, Trump suggested a link between "terrible" trade agreements the USA has made with China and Pyongyang's provocations. We will be making additional progress. "I think truly progress has been made", and an "outstanding" relationship had developed between him and Mr. Xi, said Mr.

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'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

A trade war with the USA would affect the Chinese economy badly, and a military clash on the Korean peninsula would trigger a political crisis in China and put the leadership under challenge from inside the party, Zhang said. "The U.S. missile attack against Syria is a clear and unforgivable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn this", KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry as saying.

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Vettel admits safety auto timing 'unfortunate' in China

All the racers baring Toro Rosso;s Carlos Sainz were n intermediate tyres. From that half-distance point, Hamilton and Vettel were in a world of their own as they traded times and the gap between them ebbed and flowed. "I was struggling a little bit with the balance of the auto because yesterday I didn't run a lot, of course, in qualifying, so I didn't really have a good picture of it because we changed a lot from FP3 on the vehicle".

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California math: 1 vote = $500 million in road work

Anthony Cannella of Ceres. The Republican from Ceres in the Central Valley had said previously that he would support the package if the state supported the extension of the Altamont Corridor Express to Ceres and Merced. Brown, a Democrat, praised Cannella late Thursday as "a civil engineer who knows what it means to build roads". But legislators shouldn't be forced to choose between much-needed transit investments and clean air - especially in vulnerable communities.

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Trump presses China on NKorea; another bluff could hurt him

Since then, President Obama announced an "Asia pivot" a post-Iraq and Afghanistan wars policy sending more money, military assets, and other aid to US allies surrounding China. The danger is that he, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his recent visit to Beijing, could be drawn into China's conception of a "new form of great power relations" before he has had the chance to formulate one of his own.

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Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

Late last month, in a warm-up to this week's meeting, Trump Tweet-lashed China for doing "little to help" rein in Pyongyang and he has since warned the U.S. Trump said that "nobody really knows" how those meetings will turn out, though he chose to throw out a slam against China like those he issued throughout the 2016 election.

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Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers

Trump's executive order also should nullify the Obama-era EPA carbon dioxide performance standards for new power plants . "With today's executive action, I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations", Trump said after signing the order.

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Rally in Memphis for equality on anniversary of MLK's death

KING JR.: The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit. It was 50 years ago Tuesday that Martin Luther King Jr. Karcher said the goal is to finish the fix work by April 2018 in time for the 50th anniversary of King's death. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.

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House measures rebuke North Korea for belligerent behavior

He has also accused China of manipulating its currency to boost exports . At the same time , the USA exported $161.6 billion in goods and services to China, including high-value-added products such as aircraft, machinery, vehicles and electrical equipment.

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Tesla Has Just Become More Valuable Than Ford

In his vision, Tesla is going to change the world, and is primed to cash in on the two transformative trends in the industry: the shift to electric vehicles as part of a broader societal move to cleaner energy, and the advent of automated driving.

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Hopes in New York for Sunday budget deal

NY state lawmakers on Monday voted to extend their deadline for passing a budget by two months. Governor Cuomo ended a weekend of gridlocked budget negotiations by proposing a stopgap measure to keep the state funded and avert a shutdown after the legislature blew its Friday deadline.

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Electronic devices banned on some UK-bound flights: are you affected?

Following a similar controversial ban from the US, Britain has announced a cabin baggage ban on electronic devices from six Muslim-majority countries. Devices including Kindles and other e-readers will be banned, along with hybrid devices such as the Microsoft Surface and iPad Pro, as well as the new Nintendo Switch gaming system.

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South Africa's new finance minister notes 'mutual suspicion'

Fellow opposition parties have suggested their support on the matter, although they will need a further 50 (of 249) votes from the ANC ruling party to oust Zuma. What's behind South African finance minister's sacking? Gordhan's name alone stabilised the markets which had been gripped by panic after Des Van Rooyen's surprise appointment in 2015.

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S.Africa's communist party warns of looting after Zuma axes finance minister

He clashed with President Jacob Zuma over the affordability of building nuclear power plants and the management of state-owned companies. As concerns grew that loyalists of the president might see an opening for graft, he added: "South Africa is not for sale ".

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House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

It now goes to president trump for his signature. "The vote in Congress to repeal the broadband privacy rules , allowing internet service providers to spy on their customers and sell their data without consent, is a awful setback for the American public", said Susan Grant of the Consumer Federation of America.

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McConnell Throws Cold Water On Idea Of Reviving Obamacare Repeal Effort

On Tuesday, he suggested Republicans weren't giving up. Say the word "bipartisan" and hopeful hearts go aflutter. House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the bill in February to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law, and although Trump said he supported it, he did not aggressively sell it until the final few days before the vote was scheduled.

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IU students on Miller's hiring: 'The coach could make the difference'

The Indiana Hoosiers correctly hired Archie Miller , avoiding the pitfalls of what life could have been with Steve Alford. The program drips with history. Let's go with 22 wins and 11-7 in the Big Ten for now. Arizona-Louisville? Done that a five times, too, including three since the mid-1990s. Duke has been every year since 1996 and has missed just once (1995) since 1984.

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Coach has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at right time

The Gators, however, won in a nerve-wracking overtime and now are just 40 minutes away from a trip to the Final Four . The job Gard has done as Wisconsin's permanent coach this season might be even better. That was the Badgers' last lead until the very end, as the Gators scored the next nine, kicked off by Allen's three. Forward Devin Robinson has been a standout during the tournament.

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Portland falls to 25th largest metro area despite growth

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its 2016 population estimates for U.S. counties and metro areas. Births outnumbered deaths in the county 23,209 to 18,231, and 4,279 people moved into the county from foreign countries. The bureau collected population data from july of 2015 to July of 2016. The general patterns in these counties where the same as in Cook County. When those tax hikes are in place, the Chicago area will likely lose more population due to taxation.

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First Android O Features Announced

Unlike previous year, Google has not showed up any early developer preview of Android 8.0, and the only official tease is of the "Oreo" naming, which to is far from confirmation. However, the Android 7.1.2 has not still been made public by the technology giant, and it is in-fact expected that the new version of Android Nougat might be part of April's security patch update .

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Angela Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data

Donald Trump has dismissed reports of him seemingly snubbing Angela Merkel's request for a handshake as "fake news". Mrs Merkel, who was travelling with top executives from German companies Siemens, Schaeffler and BMW, said she hoped the U.S.

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The five questions to ask following the US Fed rate hike

At the press conference after the meeting, Marketplace asked Yellen about Fed critics who say wages aren't growing fast enough for an interest rate increase. The lack of specificity gives the Fed flexibility in case forthcoming elections in Europe or other unseen events disrupt the global economy. "We have lifted our global growth forecast to 3.25 per cent, whereas the long run average is 3.8 per cent, so I don't think you should be assuming the world's off and running like before the GFC", ...

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The Fed just raised interest rates again. Now things get interesting

Onlookers widely expected the central bank to raise rates Wednesday. So what message does this rate hike send to consumers? When looking at the more broad spectrum unemployment rate called the "U-6", rate, unemployment is actually somewhere around 9.3 percent.

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Seton Hall-Arkansas Preview

Alabama sits at 19-14 overall and will now wait to see what their future holds in the postseason. As it turned out, its past was the one thing it couldn't escape in Kentucky's 79-74 victory. Semi Ojeleye, the AAC Player of the Year, added 17 points for SMU (29-4), which will meet either CT or No. 15 Cincinnati Sunday for the tournament title and the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament .

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Why China Should Work With The US To Contain North Korea

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the United States Forces Korea (USFK) and released by Yonhap on March 7, 2017. "As much as our position pertaining to national security should remain unwavering regardless of the domestic political situation, we will continue to maintain steady preparedness in close cooperation with our diplomatic and security agencies with regards to North ...