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Iran to sign $4,8-billion deal with Total

Iran to sign $4,8-billion deal with Total

According to people familiar with the matter, Total's decision to enlist China Petroleum National Corp.as a 30% partner enables the easy transfer of money in and out of Iran. "Signing and implementing this contract will be a positive step toward further expansion of economic and technological cooperation between the two countries", the Iranian president added. Read More

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White House Women Face Bigger Gender Pay Gap Than National Average

White House Women Face Bigger Gender Pay Gap Than National Average

The pay gap at the presidential palace is even greater than the national average, which is 82 cents on the dollar. Of the 22 employees making the highest salary of $179,700, only six were found to be women. These include Gary Cohn, Trump's chief economic advisor and former Goldman Sachs president, and Chris Liddell, Trump's director of strategic initiatives and former General Motors and Microsoft executive, who both take home $30,000. Read More

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New information expected in teen's road rage killing

New information expected in teen's road rage killing

Desper then shot the teenager in the head with a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said at a press conference Sunday morning. Her death is the second tragedy for the family, after Roberson's brother died four years ago. A portion of the round that struck Roberson was recovered from her skull during an autopsy. Read More

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Trump Once Again Scrambles GOP's Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Trump Once Again Scrambles GOP's Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

His idea: repeal Obamacare now, replace it later. A majority of Senate and House Republicans approved a measure just like that in the twilight of the Obama administration, but it was vetoed by the former president in January 2016. Paul, who re-tweeted Trump on Friday morning, later fired off a second tweet saying he had spoken to Trump and the Senate GOP leadership "about this and agree". Read More

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 9pm - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 9pm - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. Storms could develop as soon as late morning across central Alabama, according to the weather service in Birmingham . Damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour and hail to 1.5 inches in diameter are possible with any storms. However, stronger storms could produce heavy rain, occasional lightning and small hail. Read More

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Man charged in disappearance of U of I visiting scholar

Man charged in disappearance of U of I visiting scholar

The 28-year-old IL man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois' highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Zhang is no longer alive ", the statement from the United States attorney's office and FBI said, without offering further details. Zhang , 26, was about a month into a yearlong appointment at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus when she vanished . Read More

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Prosecutors drop state charges against juveniles accused of starting deadly Gatlinburg wildfires

Prosecutors drop state charges against juveniles accused of starting deadly Gatlinburg wildfires

Once the State determined that is prosecution may be limited to conduct and actions occurring within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the District Attorney's Office conducted additional research and investigation into jurisdictional issues regarding criminal prosecution by the State for actions or events that occur wholly within National Park land. Read More

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GST will unify the country's economy

GST will unify the country's economy

While economists mostly agree a single, nationwide tax will streamline business, there are concerns about how an economy as unwieldy as India's will transition to a system that involves filing monthly tax returns online. "Traders don't have to pay tax, consumers have to", he said. Deputy commissioner of Goods and Service Tax Department Roopmati Manere said, "We had called several traders' organisations and professionals to explain to them how to register for GST and how it would work". Read More

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Showers and a heavy t-storm around through this evening

Showers and a heavy t-storm around through this evening

Some of these storms could bring strong, damaging winds, hail, and frequent lightning. South southwest wind at 10 miles per hour. Scattered showers and storms are forecast Saturday along with more heat and humidity. The warmth continues as we start the week on Monday with highs again coming close to 90 degrees. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Read More

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China hails 'golden period' in relations with Philippines

China hails 'golden period' in relations with Philippines

Wang said China has sent its first shipment of emergency supplies and equipment to the Philippines and will continue to provide necessary support. Mr. In accepting the donation, Mr Duterte said it "highlights the dawn of a new era in Philippine-Chinese relations". "All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way", he said at an event where he received hundreds of sniper and assault rifles donated by China to help the military campaign in Marawi. Read More

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Elections Commission will sell some voter information to presidential commission

Elections Commission will sell some voter information to presidential commission

A spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin said Friday the state's voter registry is not a public record and information in it will not be shared with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Vermont's top election official, Democrat Jim Condos, said it goes beyond what the state can publicly disclose. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said there is no evidence of voter fraud in the state. Read More

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Pregnant Serena Williams goes nude for Vanity Fair cover

Pregnant Serena Williams goes nude for Vanity Fair cover

You can not be serious? "Do they say that about girl basketball players, that they're as good as Michael Jordan? ". "I don't want to upset her or whatever it was". But it seems to me that every so often, the sports media tries to stir up the controversy between men and women tennis players by imagining what would happen if women played matches against men. Read More

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France's Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

France's Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

According to The Guardian, "Under French law, being put under formal investigation means there is "serious or consistent evidence" that points to probable involvement in a crime". Instead, investigators say this money was used to pay for staffers working for Le Pen's National Front. In a statement, her lawyer said she would launch an appeal. Read More

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FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting

FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting

W. Joseph Astarita was indicted on five felony charges after the inspector general of the U.S. Justice Department previous year began investigating possible FBI misconduct and whether there was a cover-up. Finicum, 56, was shot and killed after engaging in a standoff with OR police as they arrested protest leader Ammon Bundy and four others. Finicum was stopped by a roadblock, where he allegedly challenged officers to shoot him. Read More

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G20 leaders to discuss terrorism separately at Hamburg summit

G20 leaders to discuss terrorism separately at Hamburg summit

Mrs Merkel laid out her views in a speech to the German parliament on Thursday, hours before a meeting of her fellow European leaders. She expects hard discussions with Trump when world leaders meet in Hamburg July 7. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was cut off in the midst of his remarks to a Berlin economic conference hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party ahead of the G20 conference the country is hosting next week. Read More

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