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Source: Common Domain

Conservatives at Koch summit outline changes to Senate healthcare bill to win their support

Tuesday 03:23 GMT

Conservatives floated two amendments for toughening up the Senate's Obamacare overhaul this weekend at the influential Koch network's confab of wealthy donors, as Republicans seek ways to win over detractors and tip enough GOP votes for passage.

One key lawmaker attending the weekend summit at the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a chief negotiator on the House bill, outlined two key changes to the bill that he said could likely win enough conservative support for passage.

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Source: New York Times

After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands

Tuesday 03:23 GMT

“I don’t think you can say it’s a crisis, but they have challenges — high debt, weak economies and unfunded pensions,” said Jim Millstein, whose firm, Millstein & Company, advised Puerto Rico on its economic affairs and debt restructuring until this year and has reviewed the situation in Guam and the Virgin Islands. He called the combination of challenges in the territories “a recipe for trouble in the future.”

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets gain, thanks to tech stocks and commodities

Tuesday 03:23 GMT

Tech stocks and stabilizing commodity prices helped stocks in Asia start the week on an up note amid a lack of major data releases or other market catalysts.

Stabilization in commodities is helping beaten-down Australian stocks, noted Michael McCarthy chief market strategist at CMC. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 1% last week amid weakness in commodity stocks, with Australian equities notably lagging others in the region.

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Source: Common Domain

This is why millennials can’t have nice things (or save any money)

Tuesday 03:23 GMT

Such foods are high in sodium, so it’s difficult to reduce your daily sodium intake if you don’t cook your own food, or if you eat pre-made sauces or meals.

“Millennials are falling victim to common financial vices, such as spending money in coffee shops,” according to a new study by personal-finance site Bankrate.com. The average millennial dines at a restaurant or buys take-out food five times per week and nearly 30% of this age goup say they buy coffee at least three times per week.

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Source: Washington Post

Tiger Woods won’t attend this week’s Quicken Loans National

Tuesday 03:23 GMT

Tiger Woods’s ongoing treatment for how he manages pain medication will prevent him from attending this week’s Quicken Loans National, the tournament that is both staged by and benefits his foundation and is set to tee off in Potomac without him.

“As Tiger said, he is receiving ongoing professional help, and because of that, he cannot attend this year’s Quicken Loans National,” Singer said in the statement. “Tiger will stay in touch with the tournament and receive regular updates during the week.”

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Source: Global News

What we can learn about temper tantrums from this dad’s social media post

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Putting head phones in and ignoring the fact your kid is throwing a temper tantrum is not a solution. To the kid that threw a full blown temper tantrum screaming "IT'S MY LIFE" because his mom said he had to get juice instead of a soda... Please do urself and every one else a favor and wait until ur kid is done having their temper tantrum before u bring them in a restaurant ????. Me: I can't wait to have kids Kid: *screams, cries, throws huge temper tantrum* Me: nvm I'm good. However when it comes to dealing with kids and tantrums, the issue isn’t necessarily so black and white, parenting expert Alyson Schafer says.

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Source: Global News

SpaceX launches and lands 2 rockets over the weekend

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

Iridium plans to put in place 75 new satellites for its mobile voice and data communications system by mid-2018, requiring six more launches, all by SpaceX. The $3 billion effort by the McLean, Virginia, company involves complex procedures to replace 66 operational satellites in use for many years.

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Source: Fox News

Another Dem 'queasy' over claim of Loretta Lynch meddling in Clinton case

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Another prominent Democrat has come forward to voice concerns about allegations ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch may have sought to keep a lid on last year’s Hillary Clintons email probe, with California Rep. Adam Schiff saying he’s “queasy” at the thought.

This includes an April New York Times article about a batch of hacked files obtained by the FBI, including one reportedly authored by a Democratic operative who voiced confidence Lynch would keep the Clinton probe from going too far.

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Source: Fox News

New Orleans police hunt suspects in brutal beating of tourists in French Quarter

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Police in New Orleans are searching for four suspects involved in a brutal beating of two tourists during a robbery Saturday night in the city's famed French Quarter that left one victim critically wounded.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects in the surveillance video or has any information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, according to FOX 8.

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Source: Common Domain

Tight job market is good for felons, people with disabilities and others who are hard to employ. But can it last?

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Minimum wage fight may heat up after new study finds jobs, hours fell in Seattle. If you weren't raised in the Internet age, you may need to worry about workplace age discrimination

Helmer got his job at Bauer through Goodwill in western Michigan, but many job developers worry about cuts in public dollars to help people reenter the labor market. President Trump’s budget has proposed substantial reductions, for example, in job-training funds that support efforts by outfits like Goodwill, although some of that federal money would be diverted to enhance apprenticeship programs.

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Source: New York Times

Does God Want You to Spend $300,000 for College?

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Families with teenagers starting this fall can expect to pay close to $300,000 over four years, assuming costs increase 3 percent or so each year.

Given this instinct for actual sacrifice, wrecking your retirement projections to pay five figures more each year for a private college that your teenager falls in love with doesn’t seem like such an unlikely outcome. Father Jenkins said it was humbling for him to see the financial sacrifices people make to afford a Notre Dame education.

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Source: Fox News

Attacks in Europe signal shift in terrorists' tactics

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

 Two botched attacks in Europe in recent days signal that Islamist terror has reached a new phase, security officials say, one that is more disorganized and less sophisticated but risks spawning more assailants eager to kill with any means at hand.

Such terrorism marks a shift from the kind of large-scale attacks carried out by extremist cells that have hit the Continent in the past, including Islamic State militants' gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris in November 2015 and March 2016 attacks on Brussels airport and subway.

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Source: New York Times

States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must sometimes provide aid to religious groups even when their state constitutions call for a strict separation of church and state.

The Missouri Constitution bars spending public money “directly or indirectly, in aid of any church,” and the tate Supreme Court has called for “a very high wall between church and state.” The decision concerned a state program to make playgrounds safer that excluded those affiliated with churches, and it had implications for all kinds of government aid to religious institutions.

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Source: NBC News

Massachusetts school to be named after NASA astronaut Sunita Williams

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

A new elementary school in Massachusetts will be named after Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who formerly held the record for cumulative spacewalking time by a female astronaut.

Earlier this month, the Needham Public Schools committee voted to name a new elementary school being built to replace an existing one in Needham — a town 17 miles southwest of Boston — the Sunita L. Williams Elementary School.

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Source: Fox News

Former Arizona sheriff slated to begin trial over immigration actions

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

A former Arizona sheriff is slated to go on trial Monday for allegedly disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 85, faces a criminal charge stemming from his immigration enforcement actions. The eight-day trial in federal court in Phoenix will determine if the retired lawman is guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s 2011 order to stop racially profiling Latinos in traffic stops.

Source: ABC News

Top Senate Republican warns of possible bipartisanship on health care

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Senate GOP focuses on insurance premiums, but would health plans be affordable?

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying about shooting at rancher in Oregon standoff

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Trump travel ban ruling is racist and unfair, Iran says

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Global News

Is buying organic really worth it?

Tuesday 21:08 GMT
Source: CBS News

Feeling the pain of rising drug prices Blame the middle man

Tuesday 09:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: BBC

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

Monday 12:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Listen to this: Tesla may be getting into the streaming-music game

Monday 23:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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