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RNC slams Clinton-Kaine ticket as ‘failed Democrat status quo’

The Republican National Committee quickly put out a statement on Friday evening panning Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said the choice “does nothing to unify a fractured Democrat base which is repelled by her dishonesty and cronyism” “After spending last week pandering to grassroots Democrats with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton has chosen […]

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German police calls for public to submit footage of attack

German police on Saturday appealed to members of the public to submit video and picture evidence after a lone gunman  – with dual German-Iranian citizenship – killed nine people and injured 16 others after opening fire near a fast-food restaurant and at a shopping center before killing himself. The attack was the third to target civilians in Europe in just over a week […]

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Comcast to offer pay-as-you-go TV, internet service with no credit checks

television and internet services for seven or 30 days at a time, a blueprint used by the wireless industry to attract low-income households. Under the plan, called Xfinity Prepaid Services, customers will pay a one-time equipment setup fee and can “refill” their service without limitations on the number of times they can renew, Comcast said. The service doesn’t require a […]

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Washington Post: Trump is a ‘unique and present danger’

The Washington Post on Friday wrote that it will not endorse Donald Trump in the general election, abandoning its traditional approach of waiting until later in the contest to weigh in on candidates. The editorial board outlined the reasons why a Trump presidency would be “a unique and present danger” to the world. “The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve […]

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Obama vetoes cuts to former presidents’ expense accounts

President Obama took steps to preserve the office allowances given to former presidents Friday, by vetoing a measure that would have capped those expenses at $200,000 a year. The veto comes less than six months before Obama will become a former president himself. But Obama suggested in a message to Congress that his veto was more about the “unintended consequences” the bill […]

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Clinton: Trump ‘painted a dark picture of America’

Hillary Clinton’s campaign panned Donald Trump’s GOP nomination acceptance speech, arguing the country can do far better than “prejudice and paranoia.” “Tonight, Donald Trump painted a dark picture of an America in decline. And his answer – more fear, more division, more anger, more hate – was yet another reminder that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be President […]

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Tourists make their way over Westminster Bridge the day after the majority of the British public voted to leave the European Union on June 25, 2016 in London, England. The weakening of the pound against other currencies could mean good news for foreigners wishing to travel to the UK. The ramifications of the historic referendum yesterday that saw the United Kingdom vote to Leave the European Union are still being fully understood. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who is under pressure from within his party to resign has blamed the 'Brexit' vote on 'powerlessness', 'austerity' and peoples fears over the issue of immigration.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Brexit begins to wreak havoc on U.K. economy

The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union inflicted an immediate blow on the economy as business activity shrank at its fastest pace since the last recession seven years ago. In the weeks following Brexit, there was a “dramatic deterioration,” Markit Economics said in a one-time report published Friday. Services and manufacturing shrank and a gauge of the private-sector economy plunged […]

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Smartwatch market slips on Apple decline

The global smartwatch market took a sharp downward turn in the second quarter on falling sales of the industry-leading Apple Watch, a survey showed Thursday. Research firm IDC said global sales of smartwatches tumbled 32 percent from a year ago to 3.5 million units. Apple remained the market leader with an estimated 47 percent market share, but sales fell by […]

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Obama slams Trump speech: Can’t make decisions based on fear

President Obama on Friday criticized Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention acceptance speech, saying violence and crime aren’t as bad as the GOP nominee claimed. “America is much less violent than it was 20, 30 years ago, and immigration is much less a problem than it was not just 20, 30 years ago, but when I came in as president,” Obama said in a […]

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Donald Trump positions himself as the voice of ‘the forgotten men and women’

Donald Trump painted a dire portrait of a lawless, terrorized nation as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination here Thursday night, delivering a sweeping indictment of a feckless political and corporate class that he argued was thrusting the United States into a perilous decline. Declaring that he alone has the leadership strength to secure the homeland and rejuvenate the economy, […]

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