MintPress News
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Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion dollars. And overseas, we have inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters. Solving these, and so many other pressing problems, will require us to work past the differences of party. It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge throughout our long and storied history. But to accomplish our goals at home and abroad, we must restart the engine of the American economy making it easier for companies to do business in the United States, and much harder for companies to leave. Right now, American companies are taxed at one of the highest rates anywhere in the world. My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone.
Asia Today
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Daily Mail - Football
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DOMINIC KING: Tuesday night in Liverpool. At the club’s superstore in the heart of the city centre, a group of legends have gathered to recount old times.
Mondoweiss
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I understand that, given the political climate in this capital, that has not always been easy. I also applaud them for being part of a broad coalition of groups that successfully fought for the historic nuclear agreement between the U.S. and its partners and Iran. That agreement demonstrated that real American leadership, real American power, is not shown by our ability to blow things up, but by our ability to bring parties together, to forge international consensus around shared problems, and then to mobilize that consensus to address those problems. For many years, leaders across the world, especially Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had sounded the alarm about the possibility of an Iranian nuclear weapon. What the Obama administration was able to do, with the support of groups like J Street and others, was to get an agreement that froze and dismantled large parts of that nuclear program, put it under the most intensive inspections regime in history, and removed the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon from the list of global threats.
DNews
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Genetic testing is often done as part of a genetic consultation. Genetic tests are performed on a sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy), or other tissue. The family history: the first genetic test, and still useful after all those years? http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v14/n1/full/gim0b013e3182310bcfa.html#ref-link-16 "The family history has its origins in genealogy and over the past century has become embedded in clinical practice. Its importance in specialized circumstances is unquestioned but largely untested. Moreover, the relevance of the family history to common diseases, especially in an era of genomic markers that convey risk and the emphasis on 'personalized medicine,' must be given careful scrutiny." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily.
The Hill
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"Trump vs Oprah would be the most epic race in American history," Drudge tweets.
Mondoweiss
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In the last ten years, an old scholarly paradigm that was used for the historical analysis of European settler movements in various parts of the worlds, and in different periods, resurfaced in the USA and Australia as part of the new wish to understand the modern histories of these countries. Leading historians from all around the world reshaped the paradigm of settler colonialism to include all the places where European immigrants colonised non-European lands, at first with the help of Colonial Empires, and then struggling against the Empire and the local indigenous population. All the countries in North, Central and South America are settler colonial countries. As are Australia, New Zealand, Algeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa. By this, we mean they either have a settler colonial history or still are engaged in struggle against the native indigenous population.
The Herald - Small Medium Business
an hour
The boss of Channel Tunnel owner Eurotunnel has cheered its "best year" ever as the group shrugged off Brexit fears and the impact of terrorist attacks to post a surge in profits.
Liverpool Echo
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The legendary former Liverpool star has made a habit of brutally taking on all comers since he got on Twitter back in 2014
Ashford Herald
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An appeal has been made for relatives of the crew who sailed aboard the last lifeboat stationed at Broadstairs to come forward. The Friends of Francis Forbes Barton group are also trying to trace memorabilia and family records connected to the historic lifeboat. It was stationed at Broadstairs from 1897-1912 and then at North Deal to the early 1920s before being sold out of service in 1926. Converted to a houseboat, the Francis Forbes barton has survived just long enough to be rescued from...
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder today, reflecting international trends. Non-subsidised LPG, bought by those who have either given up their subsidies or exhausted the quota of 12 bottles of 14.2-kg in a year at below market price, will now cost Rs 737.50. It was priced at Rs 651.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder till yesterday, according to state-owned oil companies. This hike, steepest in India's history, comes on the back of Rs 66.5 per cylinder increase which was brought into effect from February 1. Rates have been on the upswing since October, 2016. A non-subsidised LPG cylinder was priced at Rs 466.50 in Delhi in September and has risen by Rs 271 per bottle or 58 per cent in six instalments. Oil firms also raised price of subsidised cooking gas by a marginal 13 paisa to Rs 434.93 per 14.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder today, reflecting international trends. Non-subsidised LPG, bought by those who have either given up their subsidies or exhausted the quota of 12 bottles of 14.2-kg in a year at below market price, will now cost Rs 737.50. It was priced at Rs 651.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder till yesterday, according to state-owned oil companies. This hike, steepest in India's history, comes on the back of Rs 66.5 per cylinder increase which was brought into effect from February 1. Rates have been on the upswing since October, 2016. A non-subsidised LPG cylinder was priced at Rs 466.50 in Delhi in September and has risen by Rs 271 per bottle or 58 per cent in six instalments. Oil firms also raised price of subsidised cooking gas by a marginal 13 paisa to Rs 434.93 per 14.
The Guardian - Books
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A pair of rich, illuminating studies epitomise a new wave of thinking about the Freud wars and the history of analysis If Freud, as Auden wrote in his 1939 elegy , is “a whole climate of opinion / under whom we conduct our different lives”, then it would be fair to say that the local weather patterns around him shift from temptestuous to clement with uncanny regularity. Geography inevitably plays into the picture. There are actually only two (relative) constants in the diffusion of Freud’s invention, psychoanalysis , from 1906 on. One is the acceptance of the fact that each of us has an unconscious life: parts of ourselves that are hidden from our own view inform dreams, and shape unwitting remarks and behaviour. The second is the talk and listening technology of two people – the free-associating patient and the analyst engaged in an intimate therapeutic conversation.
Futurity
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Deadline
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UPDATE, 8:17 AM: More numbers are coming in for Donald Trump 's debut last night before a Joint Session of Congress and they are looking good for the 45th President over his predecessor's last State Of the Union . Going low on the hyperbole and heavy on the history, the President's highly anticipated speech was a fairly polished performance on a very big stage that caught a lot of Americans' attention around 22.7 million actually. That's up over 25% from what Barack Obama'...
Deadline
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UPDATE, 8:17 AM: More numbers are coming in for Donald Trump 's debut last night before a Joint Session of Congress and they are looking good for the 45th President over his predecessor's last State Of the Union . Going low on the hyperbole and heavy on the history, the President's highly anticipated speech was a fairly polished performance on a very big stage that caught a lot of Americans' attention around 22.7 million actually. That's up over 25% from what Barack Obama'...
New York Times - Books
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The Week
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" Rather more direct were Missoni's models capped with pink "pussy" hats, also given out as freebies to attendees at its usual multicoloured knitwear extravaganza. However, Victoria Moss at The Telegraph noted that the brand was only doffing its cap to feminist politics, as, "whilst noble in sentiment, the employment of a more diverse cast of models, might have made a stronger point". A significant debut came in the form of Francesco Risso at Marni, after founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni stood down last October. For Suzy Menkes at vogue.co.uk , Risso, who spent his formative years at Prada, needs to work harder to pay homage to Marni's design history: "A visible bra in deck-chair red stripes over a slim silvered dress said nothing about Marni," she tutted. Friedman at The New York Times gave Risso the credit of trying "his game best", but concluded that he had tried too hard, exhausting viewers with "padded utilitarian suits and dresses in uniform grey, the backs puffed out into bulbous cocoons, an S-shaped seam tracing a curve down the front and back, necks funnel-shaped.
BBC Parliament
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I believe that it is outside the democratic development of our city best single issue verge be allowed to change the course of our history the episode dramatically and potentially divested of sleep. One major aspect is to turn questioning.
BBC News 24
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They think that Britain is wilfully uncoupling itself from one of modern history's great drivers of about defence co-operation the UK has been portrayed as the blork, the country which has made it impossible for the EU to integrate further. Sometimes I think the UK has been used as an excuse in those kind of arguments. Once the UK has gone, in theory, there is nothing to stop countries that want more integration from simply going ahead and having it. So one of the things they'll discover now is whether there are other countries, where there is a bit of Euroscepticism and whether perhaps other countries will play the blocking that Europeans said that the UK played in the past.
Library of Congress
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Daily Express
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EUROPE found itself at a crossroads in history today as Brussels boss Jean-Claude Juncker laid out five options to save the EU after Brexit, ranging from a loose trading alliance to a full-out superstate.
Expert Reviews
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Pro-Ject may not have the same history as the other big names on this list, but amongst audiophiles they certainly have the same reputation. For beginners, this Elemental USB Turntable is perfect. There’s no tricky tasks like adjusting counterweights and attaching cartridges - just remove it from the box, attach the belt, detach the lock on the tonearm and you’re good to go. Sound quality is top notch, and it’s possible to improve it even further by upgrading the Ortofon OM 5E cartridge with a superior stylus (you can upgrade to any of the OM styli in the range), or by replacing the cartridge completely. The stripped back design means there’s no dust cover, so be sure to keep on top of cleaning, and there’s no software included, so you’ll need to download Audacity if you want to digitise any of your records. If you want a turntable that’s easy to set up and looks great though, this Elemental model is perfect.
Phys.Org
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