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Source: Global News

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct a dozen children in attack at centre of Ebola outbreak

Today 11:45 GMT

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

The latest attack comes after two medical agents with the Congolese army were shot dead — the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this Ebola outbreak.

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Source: New York Times

Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

Today 11:45 GMT

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

The Trump administration has sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military and has legally challenged civil rights protections for the group embedded in the nation’s health care law.

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Source: Common Domain

Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money

Today 08:05 GMT

At a time when internet technology, the “sharing economy,” and penny-pinching households have remade nearly every consumer experience from trading stocks to buying plane tickets, ShowPal and a few other upstarts like it may be the answer to – finally – modernizing the buying and selling of real estate. ShowPal’s model is a “graduated services” approach.

The National Association of Realtors, the mighty Washington lobby boasting 1.2 million members across the country, declined to comment for this story.

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Source: Common Domain

This troubling trend may wreak havoc on the stock market, analysts warn

Today 08:05 GMT

Soft revenue numbers have weighed on the market with stocks falling an average 0.71% once the earnings have been released, according to Bespoke analysts.

The average stock that has beaten EPS estimates has opened higher on the day by 80 basis points, but it has then traded lower by 34 basis points from the open to the close of trading,” the analysts said. Corporations that have reported inline earnings per share have seen their stocks fall 1.46% at the open and then slide another 0.42% during the session.

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Source: The Guradian

Agoraphobia and an unhappy marriage: the real horror behind The Haunting of Hill House

Today 12:41 GMT

Anyone who has read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House will find a couple of details of its 1959 reception almost too neat to be true.

It’s clear from the initial episode that the programme makers intend to plumb all the ways in which Jackson suggests a haunting can be just as much about trauma, about memory and the unquiet unconscious as about the paranormal.

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Source: The Guradian

From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang's camps

Today 11:46 GMT

After months of denying the existence of such camps, officials appear to be trying a new tack: normalising the camps as places for “free vocational training” that are more similar to summer camps than de facto prisons where people can be kept indefinitely without due process. “The Chinese Communist party is losing precious control of the narrative,” said Timothy Grose, who focuses on ethnic policy in China at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

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Source: The Guradian

Chelsea and Manchester United likely to be warned by FA after chaotic scenes

Today 11:46 GMT

Chelsea and Manchester United are expected to be let off with a warning and reminded of their future conduct by the Football Association following the chaotic scenes that marked the closing stages of their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

José Mourinho had to be held back by stewards as he attempted to pursue Chelsea’s assistant coach, Marco Ianni, down the tunnel after the Italian twice goaded the United manager amid the home celebrations sparked by Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equaliser.

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Source: Common Domain

Doctors have a simple piece of advice for heart patients who want to live longer

Today 08:05 GMT

Heart patients should move around every 20 minutes during an eight-hour period of sitting, according to a paper presented on Saturday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto, an event where visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, but remaining sedentary for long periods could shorten their life, research suggests.

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Source: Common Domain

Plenty of complaints about financial companies, but little oversight

Today 10:51 GMT

The federal watchdog agency created to protect consumers is not regulating two of the country’s fastest-growing financial institutions despite receiving voluminous complaints about them, according to an analysis by NerdWallet.

A NerdWallet investigation found that many other businesses also are not subject to oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau despite being the subjects of many complaints.

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Source: The Guradian

Enrique Iglesias review – charming crowdpleaser gives fans what they want

Today 10:51 GMT

Midway through the London leg of his greatest hits tour, Enrique Iglesias asks for a member of the audience to join him on stage.

Dan is offered a swig from the bottle of booze that Iglesias is apparently keeping to hand for medicinal purposes (“I’m just having a gargle,” he explains), before Iglesias enquires who he’s here with. Ignoring the desperate pleas of his female fans, he alights on a man called Dan.

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Source: BBC

MPs condemn 'vile' abuse of Theresa May

Today 11:45 GMT

"The prime minister has always been very clear that we must set a tone in public discourse that is neither dehumanising nor derogatory.

"Nobody should be subject to that kind of violent language, which I think is normalising violence in public debate at a time when we lost Jo Cox, we have had threats against Rosie Cooper, we have had other violent death threats against women MPs.". Nicky Morgan tweeted that it is "not healthy politics" to use such language, while Scottish Conservative Paul Masterton said the "snivelling cowards" who made the comments should be reported to the police. Sarah Wollaston also called them "spineless cowards" and raised the death of Mrs Cox.

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Source: The Guradian

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Today 12:41 GMT

Two months down the line and either Jokanovic underestimated how much Fulham needed to adapt to be ready for the Premier League or his players are not being as smart as he had hoped.

Many of the Celtic manager’s maxims are easy to mock but that is a pretty good line and plenty of Premier League managers, who often are not allowed time to take a moment to breathe and think, would probably agree. Mark Hughes had some of that time over the international break and seemingly used it well, the work done with a surprise central-defensive selection of Wesley Hoedt and Jack Stephens paying off in Southampton’s best performance of the season against Bournemouth.

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Source: Common Domain

Scaling Down is In Fashion, Says Palm Beach, Florida, Real Estate Agent

Today 12:40 GMT

Paulette Koch, Corcoran’s top Palm Beach, Florida, agent, has more than 35 years of experience conducting business in the area.

Ms. Koch, together with her son, Dana Koch, were responsible for the sale of apparel mogul and movie producer Sidney Kimmel’s $81.5 million estate in 2008, and the winter compound of the late John W. Kluge, once the richest person in the U.S., which sold for $39 million in 2016.

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Source: Global News

Pennsylvania Kmart manager gives emotional sign-off on store’s last day

Today 05:08 GMT

A Kmart manager in McMurray, Pa., gave an emotional sign-off this past Sunday as the store closed for good — a casualty of Sears filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.. For Joshua Englert, giving the sign-off was his way of saying goodbye to a store he had worked at for 18 years.

“I wanted to take this opportunity not to sell you 40-cent plaid skirts or five-cent panties, but instead to thank you for supporting a lifetime of memories,” Englert begins in his sign-off. READ MORE: Sears files for bankruptcy protection in U.S. over massive debt, plunging sales. As he announces that the store is closing for the last time “in five minutes,” a person can be heard in the background expressing her sadness, prompting him to look over and smile in recognition.

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Source: Fox News

The most 'responsible' car shoppers live in these states

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are home to the most “responsible” car shoppers, according to an analysis by Edmunds.

Edmunds said shoppers from the top five states in its ranking typically spent 55 percent more time on its online calculators compared to consumers living in the bottom five states. The amount of time shoppers spent using calculators on Edmunds.com had a stronger correlation to responsible behavior than any other indicator, including economic status, according to Edmunds.


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