• Amazon Prime Day 2017: The best deals, hidden discounts and more
Amazon Prime Day 2017: The best deals, hidden discounts and more

Just call July 11 your lucky day, deal loving mamas. New deals will become available as often as every 5 minutes for all 30 hours of the seal. Prime members can also save 30 percent on select clothing, shoes and more for men, women, kids and in the baby department, Amazon said .

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  • Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico
Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Portugal have four points after they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to draw their opening match 2-2 against Mexico . This will be the first senior meeting between eighth-ranked Portugal , and New Zealand , who are 95th - sandwiched between Guatemala and Madagascar .

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  • Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods
Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods

In preparation for that price war, Wal-Mart in recent months has cut grocery prices, improved its fresh food and meat offerings, modernized shelving and lighting in its grocery department and expanded its online pick-up service. What other benefits might Amazon obtain? Having experimented with concepts such as cashierless high-tech stores and...

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  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

First, what is meaner: Letting states waive the preexisting condition protection, or allowing insurance markets to fail so that millions of people have no access to insurance? Sen. "Well, the real meanness is allowing American people to believe that ObamaCare is still alive", Spicer said during an interview with Fox News. "It does not app...

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  • Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi
Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

That's the kind of thing that needs to happen under our gerrymandered political map for Democrats to flip the 24 seats they need to take control of the House. Here's another, from Fox News: "Is the Democrats" brand "worse than Trump?' Some party officials admit it is". "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect ...

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  • Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

During a portion of the lunch that was open to reporters, the president told the senators that their health care bill would need to be "generous" and "kind". "As soon as we can do it", Mr. Trump said. Trump indicated further resources may be needed to reform Obamacare, telling the senators, "That may be adding additional money into it", accor...

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  • Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site
Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site

During his confirmation hearing in January, Mattis said that Russian Federation was the number one threat facing the United States , but just five months later he has given that label to North Korea . A year earlier a South Korean fisherman found the wreckage of a North Korean drone in his net near a frontline island south of the rivals' disput...

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  • Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister
Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Speaking at a meeting of the Conservative Party's 1922 committee , the Prime Minister said she would carry on in the job, saying: "I got us into this mess so I'm going to get us out of it". Brexit Secretary David Davis said that some policies planned before the election would be pruned back. The PM's spokesman told reporters it was not for h...

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  • Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation
Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

That's not Republicans' preference, of course. But the measure would not allow states to waive rules preventing people with pre-existing conditions from being charged more, a departure from the House-passed bill. But it's still far from a guarantee that they will have the votes they need. When House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Major...

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  • Cities, states and companies vow to stick to the Paris climate agreement
Cities, states and companies vow to stick to the Paris climate agreement

The U.S.is recognized as the second biggest carbon emitter after China . Collectively, these actors remain committed to the Paris accord. He questioned whether global warming is an "existential threat", but did say that "global warming is occurring, that human activity contributes to it, in some manner".

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  • Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole
Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

The Golden State Warriors are riding high through the first two games of the NBA Finals after cruising past the Cleveland Cavaliers to hold a commanding lead in the series. Since the playoffs began, the Warriors have been unbeatable, sweeping Portland, San Antonio and Utah. In came Andre Iguodala . "I could play much better , " he sai...

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  • US adds modest 138000 jobs, dropping unemployment to 4.3 percent
US adds modest 138000 jobs, dropping unemployment to 4.3 percent

The job number and the unemployment rate are calculated using two separate federal surveys, which sometimes leads to divergent results. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, estimates that monthly job growth above 80,000 or so should cause the unemployment rate to fall.

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  • Fed minutes: Officials back reducing bond holdings this year
Fed minutes: Officials back reducing bond holdings this year

The holdings are a legacy of actions taken after the financial crisis, when the bank bought up securities to boost the economy, a move known as quantitative easing . It also shows that the Aussie's trend remains higher for the moment, with traders likely to eye a test of.7517 - the high set on Tuesday this week - at some point during the session...

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  • Africa condemns Donald Trump exit of Paris Agreement
Africa condemns Donald Trump exit of Paris Agreement

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the decision was "seriously wrong". Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said Mrs May's "slow and timid" response to the United States announcement was another sign of her weakness.

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  • Ailes 'Never Recovered' from Sexual Harassment claims, says O'Reilly
Ailes 'Never Recovered' from Sexual Harassment claims, says O'Reilly

O'Reilly similarly parted ways with the network earlier this year after The New York Times reported he and his parent company paid $13 million in hush money to quiet harassment accusations . Indeed, Ailes was representative of the Fox News's core demographic: old, white, conservative men who are now dying out. The caller said Ailes was not...

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  • Manchester attack: 'Forgive me', bomber told mother in pre-bombing call
Manchester attack: 'Forgive me', bomber told mother in pre-bombing call

Ramadan Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Muammar Gaddafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant. The British investigation is now reportedly focusing on who helped Abedi, and on whether the bomb-maker is still at large. He said his neighbours were a "nice quiet family". "Here is a live investigation taking place and we can not have inf...

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  • Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection
Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

These assumptions and problems have led many economists and even Republican lawmakers to push back on the proposal . But many Senate Republicans oppose it; Senate Democrats are dead set against it and the vast majority of Americans don't want it, and for good reason.

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  • Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill
Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

It was Senate payback for the House, which, while devising its version of the state budget, voted 103-43 to declare that public funding should stay with public schools - similar to stances it has taken in previous sessions. The House Republicans - primarily through their control of the House committee that oversees tax policy - have thwarted atte...

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  • Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress
Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress

There's little appetite among Capitol Hill Republicans for a genuine effort to balance the budget; GOP lawmakers this year are instead pressing to rewrite the tax code and forge a spending deal with Democrats that would permit higher military spending and restore Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid.

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  • OPEC set to extend cutbacks in output
OPEC set to extend cutbacks in output

OPEC's de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, has said it favors such a move to speed up market rebalancing and prevent oil prices from sliding back below $50 per barrel. Even if the much-anticipated extension does get inked, it is the ability of individual members to deliver that will ultimately define the supply and most importantly the oil price.

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  • Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

With Irving, on countless dribble-drives, deconstructing the Celtics' defense one spectacular penetration and finish after another, with Love hitting threes and flashing Tristan Thompson hustle and want-to on the glass, and with LeBron being LeBron again, the Cavs dropped a 40-point barrel of boiling oil on the Celtics in the third quarter....

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  • Google Attribution Aims To Link Offline Purchases to Online Ads
Google Attribution Aims To Link Offline Purchases to Online Ads

First reported by CNN, the new feature Google is implementing will be able to track offline credit or debit card purchases to see if online ads that were clicked on in Google led to the in-store purchase. "What's really fascinating to me is that as the companies become increasingly intrusive in terms of their data collection, they also become...

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  • Oil firm on expected cut extension, but economic slowdown weighs
Oil firm on expected cut extension, but economic slowdown weighs

Saudi Arabia's energy minister expressed confidence on Sunday of extending a global cut in oil production created to boost prices. US energy companies added oil rigs for an 18th week in a row, the second-longest such streak on record, as higher crude prices motivated drillers to boost monthly shale production to its highest since mid-2015.

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  • Worldwide Ransomware Cyberattacks: What We Know
Worldwide Ransomware Cyberattacks: What We Know

Brad Smith, Microsoft's top lawyer, criticized USA intelligence agencies for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers. Instead, organizations such as the NSA should disclose computer vulnerabilities to their manufacturers, Microsoft argues.

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  • Trump Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Hiring Him
Trump Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Hiring Him

The S&P 500 fell by nearly 2% on May 17th as investors mulled that dismally familiar prospect. The New York Times said that Trump asked Comey to end the investigation against Flynn. Republican Rep. Justin Amash of MI rightly notes that if allegations in the Comey memo are true, this road could lead to impeachment proceedings. "But everybody...

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  • Sen. John Cornyn up for FBI Director Job
Sen. John Cornyn up for FBI Director Job

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that while Cornyn would typically be a "superb choice" to lead the agency under normal circumstances, "these are not normal circumstances". "Nearly all of them are very well-known", Trump said before giving the commencement address at Liberty University. "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both...

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  • Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7
Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

With just over three minutes left in the first half, Isaiah Thomas hit a three, which the Celtics needed, and then proceeded to chuck the ball down the court to Bradley on the next play. Wall overcame a 1-for-12 start to finish with 26 points, and Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 33. Meanwhile, the Wizards' 4.5-win differential in the postseas...

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  • Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone
Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Some analysts believe North Korea refrained from major provocations recently so as to not hurt Moon's chances in Tuesday's South Korean election. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited South Korea's new president to visit the White House after an election victory that could cause friction between the allies over how to deal...

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  • Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years
Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

Mums and dads would be glued to the television as Treasurer Peter Costello announced just what tax cuts they would be entitled to over the next 12 months. There will be a drug testing trial for 5,000 new welfare recipients. The budget forecast real GDP at 2.75 percent in 2017/18, strengthening to 3 percent through to 2020/21.

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  • Brent, WTI Rise in Expectation of Aramco Supply Cut
Brent, WTI Rise in Expectation of Aramco Supply Cut

OPEC and its allies looks set to prolong their agreement into the second half of the year, but not everyone is convinced they'll maintain the near-full cuts compliance seen in recent months. The world demand for oil will amount to 96.38 mln barrels per day in 2017 versus 96.32 mln barrels per day projected previously, the organization said .

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