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Republicans increasingly uncertain of a legislative victory before August

Republicans increasingly uncertain of a legislative victory before August

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to reporters after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a highway project . (Austin Anthony/AP)

The Republican Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week increasingly uncertain that a major legislative victory is achievable in the three weeks …

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Donald Trump Personally Pressured Betsy DeVos Into Fucking Over Transgender Students

Donald Trump Personally Pressured Betsy DeVos Into Fucking Over Transgender Students

Esteemed President Donald J. Trump reportedly joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions in personally pressuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos into a new policy that will prevent transgender high school students from using the bathrooms of their choice.

DeVos, who, surprisingly enough, …

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Cashless Economy: Digital lending startup Capital Float disburses SME loans over 1,000 crores in 10 months

Cashless Economy: Digital lending startup Capital Float disburses SME loans over 1,000 crores in 10 months

Digital lending platform to SMEs in India, Capital Float has reached a phenomenal milestone of disbursing loans worth Rs. 1,000 crores to over 7,000 customers.

Digital lending platform to SMEs in India, Capital Float has reached a phenomenal milestone of …

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FCC Proposes ‘Next Generation TV’ Standard

FCC Proposes ‘Next Generation TV’ Standard

Federal regulators gave an initial green light to a proposal to dramatically upgrade broadcast TV.

On Thursday, the FCC took a step toward approving use of a new TV standard that promises over-the-air viewers will get an Ultra High Definition …

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New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

A New Orleans police officer strings up used crime scene tape at the scene of a drive-by shooting in the Central City neighborhood. One hundred people were shot in New Orleans by Feb. 10 — about a month sooner than …

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Holdout demonstrators arrested at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Holdout demonstrators arrested at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Authorities arrest one of the last remaining holdouts from the now-closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Mike McCleary/AP)

Dozens of armed law enforcement officials swept through a protest …

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Chinese Carrier Makes First Hong Kong Port Call

Chinese Carrier Makes First Hong Kong Port Call

The Liaoning, China’s sole operating aircraft carrier, steams into Hong Kong for its first port call in the city on Friday.

China’s only operational aircraft carrier is making its first port call at Hong Kong – a symbol of Beijing’s …

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Lack of equipment and low water pressure ‘hampered Grenfell rescue effort’

Lack of equipment and low water pressure ‘hampered Grenfell rescue effort’

A lack of suitable equipment, low water pressure and radio problems hindered the response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, firefighters who attended the scene have said.

Some of those present told a BBC Newsnight investigation that they had struggled to …

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Oh, the dreaded intermission: Long plays at a time when shorter is sweeter

Oh, the dreaded intermission: Long plays at a time when shorter is sweeter

Time-starved theatergoers may be pushing playwrights toward shorter, intermission-less productions, but some new works still run longer than they should. (Jonathan Bartlett / For The Times)

Recently while scrolling through Facebook, I came across the lament of a playwright who …

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Melbourne families sell up and head for Surf Coast as land sales surge in Barwon region

Melbourne families sell up and head for Surf Coast as land sales surge in Barwon region

The Simms family, Troy and Lara with children Chelsea and Jack, moved to Torquay from Melbourne. Picture Andrew Tauber

MELBOURNE families are cashing in on booming house prices and building their dream homes on affordable coastal land despite facing grinding

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