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Questions and answers ahead of Arkansas' final scheduled execution

Today 00:39 GMT

The Arkansas Supreme Court stopped Stacey Johnson's execution via a 4-3 decision, so that new DNA evidence in his case could be tested.

Kenneth Williams, 38, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday — the final execution of Arkansas' recent spate. A jury sentenced Williams to life in prison after he murdered a University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff cheerleader in Dec. 1998.

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Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

Wednesday 16:26 GMT

The Pawn Storm group is believed to have been involved in other attacks on political organisations, including the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, the Turkish government and Montenegro's parliament, as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency and Arabic television channel al-Jazeera.

In a report, Mr Hacquebord said the group behind the "aggressive" attacks was a collective of Russian hackers known widely as Fancy Bear, APT28 and Pawn Storm.

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How will Trump’s trade tirade affect the average Canadian?

Today 00:38 GMT

While talks behind the scenes have reportedly been far more measured, Trump’s anger over perceived unfairness in the current system of rules, trade agreements and tariffs has been the opposite.

I think we’ll have to wait a little longer to see how the actual (NAFTA) negotiations turn out to see if there’s going to be a lasting impact on the dollar.”

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Source: Common Domain

Americans may soon kiss these lucrative individual tax deductions goodbye

Today 00:40 GMT

Trump will get rid of most personal itemized deductions to compensate for the three-tiered tax rates, but will keep the popular mortgage interest relief and tax deductions for charitable donations.

Here is a list of the main personal income tax deductions that are likely to be cut under Trump’s tax plan, assuming these proposals are approved by Congress:. These expenses may include mortgage interest, which won’t be touched by Trump’s tax proposals, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation of your residence, as long as you use it for professional purposes.

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Source: New York Times

Imprisoned in North Korea: The Cases of 3 Americans

Wednesday 19:17 GMT

When Americans are detained in North Korea, they can expect harsh conditions, with tiny prison cells, little food or water and even less daylight.

The experiences of other Americans who have been detained and eventually released by North Korea, often with the help of prominent American politicians, crack open the door on the secretive regime’s network of prison camps and the deprivation found there.

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Source: Common Domain

Full Senate, in rare move, goes to White House grounds for classified North Korea briefing

Today 00:40 GMT

The Trump administration, filling the week with warnings over North Korea, is seeking to send a message to the government of Kim Jong Un and the world — and to reach an audience at home as well, with a rare White House hosting of the entire U.S. Senate as the president nears 100 days in office.

Amid rising tensions with North Korea, dozens of senators — all 100 were invited — clambered aboard tour-type buses and into SUVs for a short trip to the White House grounds.

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Source: New York Times

Defiant Trump Vows to Take Immigration Case to Supreme Court

Today 00:39 GMT

President Trump vowed on Wednesday to challenge California jurisdictions all the way to the Supreme Court after a federal judge there stopped him from withholding funds to penalize them for shielding illegal immigrants.

Under normal procedures, the district court judge’s ruling would have to be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which would rule before it could be brought to the Supreme Court.

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Source: New York Times

United Airlines Passenger Was Violent in Removal, Police Report Says

Wednesday 18:20 GMT

Newly released police documents claim that Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was shown being dragged off a United Airlines flight on April 9 in widely shared videos, behaved violently toward the officers removing him, but his lawyer dismissed this account as “utter nonsense.”

“No passenger should ever experience the mistreatment that we all saw on that United flight,” she said in the statement, pledging to introduce legislation later in the week that would prevent such treatment.

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Source: CBS News

Wells Fargo face irritated investors at annual meeting

Wednesday 11:49 GMT

Wells Fargo (WFC) executives and its board will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank’s sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation.

Authorities said Wells Fargo workers opened up to 2 million accounts without customer permission as employees tried to meet aggressive sales goals. It’s likely that Wells Fargo’s top management will apologize to shareholders — a new, and arguably more patient, audience — following apologies already given to customers and employees.

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Source: Common Domain

Groans and hisses in Berlin as Ivanka Trump defends her father as champion of women, families

Today 00:38 GMT

Pushing back against jeers from a skeptical audience in Berlin after she called her father a “champion of families,” Ivanka Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others on a high-powered panel discussion she participated in Tuesday that President Trump firmly believes that women can do any job as well as men.

When Ivanka Trump was asked about whether some of the coarse attitudes expressed by her father in the past might raise questions about whether he really wanted to empower women, she replied that her father had always given her the feeling she could do anything she wanted.

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Source: Washington Post

Partisans embrace damning accusations about Trump helping Russians, Obama spying on Trump

Today 00:38 GMT

Sizable minorities of Americans think that President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians to help him win the 2016 election and that President Barack Obama spied on the Trump campaign, according to a new Washington-Post ABC News poll.

Questions about Russia’s meddling in the election have dogged Trump since he took office in January, while he sparked a new controversy in March with accusations on Twitter that Obama had wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower in New York.

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Source: The Guradian

Turkish forces clash with Kurdish militia one day after deadly airstrikes

Today 00:40 GMT

Clashes have erupted between Turkish border guards and Kurdish militiamen, a day after a series of airstrikes ordered by Ankara threatened to escalate a protracted conflict along its southern border with Syria.

Turkey has urged the US to back a plan to liberate Raqqa using primarily Arab forces, but Washington sees the Kurdish forces and their Arab auxiliaries as the most well-prepared to spearhead an assault on the city, which has languished under Isis control and coalition airstrikes for years.

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Source: Fox News

Trump's first 100 days: A packed agenda, with mixed results

Wednesday 20:07 GMT

Well before he took the oath of office, Trump promised huge changes in the first 100 days of his administration, including repealing and replacing ObamaCare, cracking down on illegal immigration and pursuing a tax overhaul.

“In office, President Trump has accomplished more in his first 100 days than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt,” the White House said in a Tuesday statement accompanied by a list of executive orders and other actions the fledgling administration has taken.

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Source: ABC News

White House spokesman: 'I don't know' if Michael Flynn broke law over Russia payments

Wednesday 20:07 GMT

House Oversight Committee leaders said today that newly provided classified documents show that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, may have broken the law when he failed to seek U.S. government permission for or to disclose his acceptance of payments from a media organization considered to be an arm of the Russian government.

The Oversight Committee has been investigating whether Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, properly disclosed foreign payments he received for work overseas, including a speech in late 2015 to Russia's state-owned TV network Russia Today for which he which he received over $33,000.

8 Articles
Source: Washington Post

The places in America most vulnerable to a trade war

Today 00:40 GMT

The effect of a trade war on U.S. communities could be significant and widespread, according to research from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

They could spark retaliation from other countries and even a harmful trade war, where countries take turns hiking restrictions to undercut each other’s goods and services, raising prices for consumers in the process. [ Trump’s administration has a new target on trade — and it’s not China or Mexico]. The effect of a trade war on U.S. communities could be significant and widespread, according to research from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

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