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Source: New York Times

Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

Today 10:52 GMT

President Trump’s ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries is set to be replaced as soon as this weekend with more targeted restrictions on visits to the United States that would vary by country, officials familiar with the plans said on Friday.

The new restrictions, aimed at preventing security threats from entering the United States, could go into effect on Sunday after the conclusion of a 90-day policy review undertaken as part of the administration’s original travel ban.

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Source: Global News

Rescuers still pulling survivors from rubble 4 days after Mexico earthquake

Today 10:52 GMT

Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Referring to rumours that authorities intended to bring in heavy machinery that could risk bringing buildings down on anyone still alive inside, Fernandez said: “That seems unjust to us because there are still people alive inside and that’s not OK.”

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

Today 10:53 GMT

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), which controls Sprint, and other Sprint shareholders will own 40 to 50 percent of the combined company, while T-Mobile majority owner Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) and the rest of T-Mobile shareholders will own the majority, the sources said.

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Source: The Guradian

John McCain says he can't vote for Republican plan to replace Obamacare

Today 10:53 GMT

Senator John McCain said on Friday that he could not “in good conscience” vote for the latest Republican proposal to replace Obamacare, dealing a potentially fatal blow to its path forward.

McCain, who would like to repeal the ACA, has taken issue with the fast-track process Republicans are using to rush the bill to the floor and allow them to pass the bill on a party-line vote expires. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, also said Friday she was “leaning against” the proposal.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump positioned to slap potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry

Today 10:53 GMT

U S. trade officials on Friday empowered President Trump to impose tariffs that could cut off the solar energy industry from the cheap foreign-made panels that have driven its explosive growth.

After months of challenges and controversy, Trump's travel ban expires Sunday — and a new one may be coming. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinds Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault. These are the 10 ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves Trump may be targeting. Will a trade fight with Asia sabotage the U.S. solar industry?

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Source: DW

North Korea triggers 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics security scare

Today 10:53 GMT

Concerns over the security situation in Korea are casting a shadow over the Winter Olympics due to be held in Pyeongchang next February.

Austria's head of the national Olympic Committee, Karl Stoss said on Friday that it could envisage staying away from the Pyeongchang games next February in South Korea. "If the situation worsens and the security of our athletes is no longer guaranteed, we will not go to South Korea," Stoss said.

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Source: New York Times

Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile

Today 10:52 GMT

Escalating a war of words with the United States, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran declared on Friday that his country would continue to develop new missiles and “would not seek anyone’s permission to defend our land.”

This week, Foreign minister Wang Yi of China said that tensions on the Korean Peninsula highlighted the importance of the Iranian deal, and Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov of Russia said that the United States’ imposition of unilateral sanctions on Iran was “illegitimate and undermines the collective nature of international efforts.”

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Source: NBC News

Scaramucci takes revenge on White House staffers

Today 10:53 GMT

Scaramucci said the leaking has declined and he credits Communications Director Hope Hicks and Chief of Staff John Kelly for that — to a point.

The men got along when Scaramucci was a donor to the Republican National Committee, Scaramucci said, but once he was designated for a White House job "then the food fight started. On Priebus: Aside being labled by Scaramucci as one of the most "unlikable" staffers in the White House, it was clear their relationship was a complicated one.

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Source: Washington Post

Trump escalates a war of words with North Korea, calling leader Kim a ‘madman’

Today 10:53 GMT

President Trump escalated a war of words with North Korea on Friday, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman” who would be “tested like never before,” the latest in a potentially dangerous exchange of threats that included the North Korean leader calling Trump “deranged.”

The Trump administration said last week that Trump is merely using the kind of blunt language that the isolated North Korean leader understands.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump poised to expand travel ban as review period expires on Sunday

Today 10:53 GMT

Donald Trump is poised to revisit his controversial travel ban over the weekend as a critical deadline is set to expire on Sunday, meaning the president could extend or even expand travel restrictions already imposed on six Muslim-majority countries.

In March, Trump issued a revised executive order that sought to suspend the US refugee programme for 120 days and limit for 90 days visa issuances to travelers from Iran, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen, while the department of homeland security (DHS) reviewed vetting procedures.

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Source: CBS News

John McCain comes out against GOP's last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

Today 10:53 GMT

Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he opposes the Republicans' last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, which could almost nearly kill the bill.

The Arizona Republican released a statement about the bill, proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, which would repeal Obamacare's structure and replace it with block grants for states and it would roll back the 2010 health care law's Medicaid expansion.

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Source: New York Times

Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Today 10:53 GMT

Campaign fund-raising was drying up, he said, because of the widespread disappointment among donors over the inability of the Republican Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act or do much of anything else.

Mr. Gardner is in charge of his party’s midterm re-election push, and he warned that donors of all stripes were refusing to contribute another penny until the struggling majority produced some concrete results.

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Source: Washington Post

Enforcer or ‘choke point’ Kelly seeks to bring order to chaotic White House.

Today 10:53 GMT

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has a new evening routine: He periodically strolls the perimeter of the White House grounds late at night, inspecting the compound and chatting with Secret Service agents to see if they have what they need.

During one meeting on the plane, he wordlessly delivered an extra order of fries from the galley for an aide who had been hungrily eyeing a co-worker’s order.

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Source: The Guradian

Steph Curry: Golden State Warriors can send statement with White House snub

Today 10:53 GMT

Steph Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, says the Golden State Warriors can “inspire some change” and “send a statement” by snubbing a visit to Donald Trump’s White House.

The Chicago Cubs, the 2016 World Series champions, visited the White House in June, as did Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots in April, albeit without star quarterback Tom Brady.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump's debut at the UN: threats, taunts – and gasps of alarm from the diplomats

Today 10:54 GMT

The summit week of the UN general assembly was always bound to be fraught with risk for US prestige: it would involve Donald Trump interacting in a multilateral arena – and Trump famously does not play nicely with other leaders.

It has always had its elements of theatre and a tradition of blowhards and clowns, like Muammar Gadafy and Hugo Chávez, playing to the gallery.

Source: Common Domain

Why this week’s jump by 2-year Treasury yields is a ‘big deal’ for stock-market bulls

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: ABC News

Public prefers Obamacare to Graham-Cassidy, 56-33% (POLL)

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Companies Can Foster Friendships in the Office (and Why They Should Want To)

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: CBS News

HHS watchdog investigating Tom Price's travel

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Man Utd reports record revenues

Friday 19:11 GMT
Source: Global News

Once bullied for loving bugs, 8-year-old Sarnia girl is now a published author

Friday 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

48 Hours in London with Gigi Hadid

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: NBC News

How one blogger saved up an $1000 emergency fund in just 90 days

Friday 21:53 GMT
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Ambassador Nikki Haley says Trump doesn't want war with North Korea

Wednesday 23:42 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

Tuesday 11:47 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Amid Protests, St. Louis Mayor Walks a Political Tightrope

Thursday 05:12 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

With little to lose, Democrats cautiously share the driver’s seat with Trump

Sunday 17:16 GMT
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Source: DW

London Parsons Green attack: Total of five arrests

Thursday 05:12 GMT
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Source: BBC

Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Thursday 02:27 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, knocks out power in Puerto Rico

Thursday 05:13 GMT

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