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    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

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  • 2/79   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 3/79   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 4/79   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
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    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 5/79   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 6/79   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 7/79   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
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    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 8/79   Does U.S. women's soccer deserve equal pay?
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    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.


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  • 9/79   After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
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    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.


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  • 10/79   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 11/79   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 12/79   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
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    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 13/79   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
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    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 14/79   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
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    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named.  Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does.  At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 15/79   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 16/79   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 17/79   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 18/79   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 19/79   Huawei feels no big impact from Czech, Polish security fears
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Security concerns in Poland and the Czech Republic over telecoms equipment made by Huawei Technologies have not had a significant business impact despite creating uncertainty, a deputy head of central Europe and the Nordics said.  A warning from the Czech cybersecurity watchdog that Huawei's technology could pose a security threat and Poland's arrest of a Chinese Huawei employee and a former Polish security official on spying allegations have put it under pressure.

    Security concerns in Poland and the Czech Republic over telecoms equipment made by Huawei Technologies have not had a significant business impact despite creating uncertainty, a deputy head of central Europe and the Nordics said. A warning from the Czech cybersecurity watchdog that Huawei's technology could pose a security threat and Poland's arrest of a Chinese Huawei employee and a former Polish security official on spying allegations have put it under pressure.


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  • 20/79   Mnuchin considering U.S. sanctions over Turkey's S-400 purchase
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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering imposing sanctions on related to Turkey's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system, but no decisions had been made.  'We're looking at that, I'm not going to make any comments on any specific decisions, but we are looking at it,' Mnuchin told reporters outside the White House when asked if the Treasury was considering such sanctions.  Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 system, which the United States says is not compatible with NATO defenses and poses a threat to Lockheed Martin's F-35 'stealth' fighter jet.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering imposing sanctions on related to Turkey's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system, but no decisions had been made. 'We're looking at that, I'm not going to make any comments on any specific decisions, but we are looking at it,' Mnuchin told reporters outside the White House when asked if the Treasury was considering such sanctions. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 system, which the United States says is not compatible with NATO defenses and poses a threat to Lockheed Martin's F-35 'stealth' fighter jet.


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  • 21/79   Citi's Atiq Rehman appointed head of EMEA emerging markets business
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    Citigroup Inc  has appointed Atiq Rehman, currently Middle East and Africa head at the U.S. bank, as the head of the newly created EMEA Emerging Markets Cluster, according to an internal email sent on Monday and seen by Reuters.  The new cluster will consist of three sub-clusters: Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (TRUK).  'Atiq is one of our most experienced leaders, and the ideal candidate to harness the opportunities in the emerging markets by ensuring that we have the right team in place,' the email said.

    Citigroup Inc has appointed Atiq Rehman, currently Middle East and Africa head at the U.S. bank, as the head of the newly created EMEA Emerging Markets Cluster, according to an internal email sent on Monday and seen by Reuters. The new cluster will consist of three sub-clusters: Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (TRUK). 'Atiq is one of our most experienced leaders, and the ideal candidate to harness the opportunities in the emerging markets by ensuring that we have the right team in place,' the email said.


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  • 22/79   Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market.  The cars are the result of massive investments in battery technology and new factories driven by environmental regulation and concerns about global warming.  Electric cars remain a niche product with less than 2% of the market due to higher prices and worries about a lack of places to charge.

    Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market. The cars are the result of massive investments in battery technology and new factories driven by environmental regulation and concerns about global warming. Electric cars remain a niche product with less than 2% of the market due to higher prices and worries about a lack of places to charge.


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  • 23/79   Nissan board says chief has resigned, successor to be named
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    Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation Monday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the Japanese automaker to a new generation.  Board member Yasushi Kimura told reporters at an evening news conference at company headquarters in Yokohama that the board has approved Saikawa's resignation, effective Sept. 16, and a successor will be appointed next month.  Calls for Saikawa's resignation, which arose after the arrest last year of his predecessor, Carlos Ghosn, on various financial misconduct allegations, have grown louder after Saikawa acknowledged last week that he had received dubious payments.

    Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation Monday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the Japanese automaker to a new generation. Board member Yasushi Kimura told reporters at an evening news conference at company headquarters in Yokohama that the board has approved Saikawa's resignation, effective Sept. 16, and a successor will be appointed next month. Calls for Saikawa's resignation, which arose after the arrest last year of his predecessor, Carlos Ghosn, on various financial misconduct allegations, have grown louder after Saikawa acknowledged last week that he had received dubious payments.


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  • 24/79   iPhone 11: Apple denies breaking labor laws in China on the heels of watchdog report
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    Apple reportedly admits that its factory in China over-relied on temporary workers to build latest iPhones.

    Apple reportedly admits that its factory in China over-relied on temporary workers to build latest iPhones.


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  • 25/79   Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) Might Not Be A Great Investment
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    Today we'll evaluate Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) to determine whether it could have potential as an...

    Today we'll evaluate Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) to determine whether it could have potential as an...


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  • 26/79   Mnuchin hopes for congressional support for U.S. housing reforms within six months
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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump government would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump government would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months.


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  • 27/79   Is Ingevity Corporation's (NYSE:NGVT) CEO Pay Fair?
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    D. Wilson has been the CEO of Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) since 2015. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...

    D. Wilson has been the CEO of Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) since 2015. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...


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  • 28/79   Shareholders Should Look Hard At Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s (NYSE:H) 3.9% Return On Capital
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    Today we are going to look at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) to see whether it might be an attractive investment...

    Today we are going to look at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) to see whether it might be an attractive investment...


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  • 29/79   Does Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) Have A Volatile Share Price?
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    Anyone researching Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) might want to consider the historical volatility of the...

    Anyone researching Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) might want to consider the historical volatility of the...


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  • 30/79   A Holistic Look At Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS)
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    Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up...

    Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up...


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  • 31/79   How Much is CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.'s (TSE:CWX) CEO Getting Paid?
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    In 2010 Amar Doman was appointed CEO of CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSE:CWX). This report will, first...

    In 2010 Amar Doman was appointed CEO of CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSE:CWX). This report will, first...


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  • 32/79   India's April-July rice exports drop 26.5%: government
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    India's rice exports in April-July plunged 26.5% from a year ago to 3.14 million tonnes, a government body said on Monday, as demand for non-basmati rice was subdued from African buyers.  The country's non-basmati rice exports plunged 37% during the period to 1.7 million tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) said in a statement.  India's rice exports in 2019/20 are likely to fall to their lowest level in seven years, industry officials said, as weak demand from African countries weighs and shippers absorb the absence of government incentives that supported previous sales.

    India's rice exports in April-July plunged 26.5% from a year ago to 3.14 million tonnes, a government body said on Monday, as demand for non-basmati rice was subdued from African buyers. The country's non-basmati rice exports plunged 37% during the period to 1.7 million tonnes, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) said in a statement. India's rice exports in 2019/20 are likely to fall to their lowest level in seven years, industry officials said, as weak demand from African countries weighs and shippers absorb the absence of government incentives that supported previous sales.


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  • 33/79   U.S. Stock Futures Advance Amid Bets on Easing: Markets Wrap
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    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures climbed with equities in Asia as traders await what they expect will be a series of fresh moves by the world’s central banks to spur growth. Shares fluctuated in Europe, where bonds declined alongside Treasuries.Contracts on the three main U.S. stock gauges all pointed to gains at the open, with AT&T leaping in pre-market trading after activist investor Elliott Management outlined a “value-creation” opportunity in a letter to its board. A dollar gauge continued slipping from Friday, when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stoked expectations of another interest-rate cut at his next policy meeting. Chinese authorities took several steps to ease financing conditions in the past few days.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index swung between modest losses and gains and euro-area bonds fell as investors showed less conviction that the European Central Bank’s policy meeting Thursday will result in bold steps toward easier policy, and after German exports showed a surprise increase. The pound climbed after the U.K. economy grew surprisingly fast in July, holding gains even after an announcement that Parliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s business.Central banks are striding back into the spotlight as protectionist moves between the two biggest economies cast shadows across the global growth outlook. More high-level Sino-U.S. trade talks are not expected until next month. Traders have been kept somewhat on edge after data over the weekend showed China’s exports unexpectedly contracted in August, and last week’s U.S. employment report was weaker than many forecast.“There has been a tremendous rally in bonds and the central banks are the key determinant of what’s going to happen with the rates market,” Frances Hudson, global thematic strategist for multi-asset investing at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told Bloomberg TV. “With equities there is still an element of self-determination.”Elsewhere, oil advanced after Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister signaled that OPEC and its allies will continue with production cuts, as the group prepares to gather in Abu Dhabi. A benchmark for emerging-market shares climbed for a fourth straight session, putting it on track for the highest close in five weeks.Here are some key events coming up this week:The U.K. Parliament said to be suspended later Monday, and a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit could become law. OPEC’s monthly oil market report, which includes demand forecasts and production estimates, is due Wednesday.The ECB policy meeting Thursday is widely expected to see a cut to interest rates and a review of all options, including QE. Policy makers will also publish forecasts for growth and inflation. ECB President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.3% as of 8:23 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was little changed.The U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index fell 0.6%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index rose 0.3%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index increased 0.4%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index decreased 0.1%.The euro was little changed at $1.1034.The British pound jumped 0.6%.The Japanese yen was little changed.The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index increased 0.2%.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries gained three basis points to 1.59%.Britain’s 10-year yield climbed six basis points to 0.565%.Germany’s 10-year yield rose three basis points to -0.61%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude climbed 0.8% to $56.95 a barrel.The Bloomberg Commodity Index gained 0.2%.\--With assistance from April Ma, Paul Allen, Gregor Stuart Hunter and Adam Haigh.To contact the reporter on this story: Todd White in Madrid at twhite2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Samuel Potter at spotter33@bloomberg.net, Laura CurtisFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures climbed with equities in Asia as traders await what they expect will be a series of fresh moves by the world’s central banks to spur growth. Shares fluctuated in Europe, where bonds declined alongside Treasuries.Contracts on the three main U.S. stock gauges all pointed to gains at the open, with AT&T leaping in pre-market trading after activist investor Elliott Management outlined a “value-creation” opportunity in a letter to its board. A dollar gauge continued slipping from Friday, when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stoked expectations of another interest-rate cut at his next policy meeting. Chinese authorities took several steps to ease financing conditions in the past few days.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index swung between modest losses and gains and euro-area bonds fell as investors showed less conviction that the European Central Bank’s policy meeting Thursday will result in bold steps toward easier policy, and after German exports showed a surprise increase. The pound climbed after the U.K. economy grew surprisingly fast in July, holding gains even after an announcement that Parliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s business.Central banks are striding back into the spotlight as protectionist moves between the two biggest economies cast shadows across the global growth outlook. More high-level Sino-U.S. trade talks are not expected until next month. Traders have been kept somewhat on edge after data over the weekend showed China’s exports unexpectedly contracted in August, and last week’s U.S. employment report was weaker than many forecast.“There has been a tremendous rally in bonds and the central banks are the key determinant of what’s going to happen with the rates market,” Frances Hudson, global thematic strategist for multi-asset investing at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told Bloomberg TV. “With equities there is still an element of self-determination.”Elsewhere, oil advanced after Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister signaled that OPEC and its allies will continue with production cuts, as the group prepares to gather in Abu Dhabi. A benchmark for emerging-market shares climbed for a fourth straight session, putting it on track for the highest close in five weeks.Here are some key events coming up this week:The U.K. Parliament said to be suspended later Monday, and a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit could become law. OPEC’s monthly oil market report, which includes demand forecasts and production estimates, is due Wednesday.The ECB policy meeting Thursday is widely expected to see a cut to interest rates and a review of all options, including QE. Policy makers will also publish forecasts for growth and inflation. ECB President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.3% as of 8:23 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was little changed.The U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index fell 0.6%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index rose 0.3%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index increased 0.4%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index decreased 0.1%.The euro was little changed at $1.1034.The British pound jumped 0.6%.The Japanese yen was little changed.The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index increased 0.2%.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries gained three basis points to 1.59%.Britain’s 10-year yield climbed six basis points to 0.565%.Germany’s 10-year yield rose three basis points to -0.61%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude climbed 0.8% to $56.95 a barrel.The Bloomberg Commodity Index gained 0.2%.\--With assistance from April Ma, Paul Allen, Gregor Stuart Hunter and Adam Haigh.To contact the reporter on this story: Todd White in Madrid at twhite2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Samuel Potter at spotter33@bloomberg.net, Laura CurtisFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 34/79   Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit in Thailand Shows Risks of Chain Consolidation
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    In a case that underscores the challenges of a global hotel chain owning so many brands in a single market, Minor International is suing Marriott International for a “highly disappointing” performance of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, which Minor fully owns and Marriott manages. The lawsuit was filed on July 12 and a […]

    In a case that underscores the challenges of a global hotel chain owning so many brands in a single market, Minor International is suing Marriott International for a “highly disappointing” performance of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, which Minor fully owns and Marriott manages. The lawsuit was filed on July 12 and a […]


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  • 35/79   Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI) Delivered A Better ROE Than Its Industry
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    One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will...

    One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will...


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  • 36/79   Trump Mocks Mark Sanford’s Marital Infidelity in Response to Primary Challenge
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    President Trump mocked Mark Sanford on Monday, invoking the former South Carolina governor's marital infidelity on Twitter less than one day after Sanford announced he would launch a primary challenge against the president.> …but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent. But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States. The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!> > -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019Sanford became the third Republican primary challenger to enter the race on Sunday, telling Fox News Sunday that Republicans “have lost our way” and need to recommit to first principles like fiscal responsibility and civility.“One of the hallmarks of the Republican Party and the conservative movement has always been: How much do we spend?” Sanford said.“A tweet is interesting. It may be newsworthy, but it’s not leadership,” he added. “We’re not going to solve some of the profound problems we have as Americans by tweet.”While serving as governor in 2009, Sanford made national headlines after he disappeared from public view for days. One of his aides told reporters that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, only for the public to learn days later that the married governor was visiting his mistress in Argentina.After making a statewide apology tour, Sanford, who initially served in Congress from 1995 to 2001, returned to the House in 2013. He was defeated in 2018 by a Trump-backed primary challenger, state representative Katie Arrington.The South Carolina Republican Party cancelled their primary vote in a show of support for the president, forcing Sanford to pursue a long shot challenge without the support of his home state voters. Speaking with CNN's John Berman on Monday morning, Sanford suggested the cancellation of a primary vote indicated state party officials feared his candidacy.Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld and former representative Joe Walsh have also entered the 2020 Republican primary.

    President Trump mocked Mark Sanford on Monday, invoking the former South Carolina governor's marital infidelity on Twitter less than one day after Sanford announced he would launch a primary challenge against the president.> …but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent. But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States. The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!> > -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019Sanford became the third Republican primary challenger to enter the race on Sunday, telling Fox News Sunday that Republicans “have lost our way” and need to recommit to first principles like fiscal responsibility and civility.“One of the hallmarks of the Republican Party and the conservative movement has always been: How much do we spend?” Sanford said.“A tweet is interesting. It may be newsworthy, but it’s not leadership,” he added. “We’re not going to solve some of the profound problems we have as Americans by tweet.”While serving as governor in 2009, Sanford made national headlines after he disappeared from public view for days. One of his aides told reporters that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, only for the public to learn days later that the married governor was visiting his mistress in Argentina.After making a statewide apology tour, Sanford, who initially served in Congress from 1995 to 2001, returned to the House in 2013. He was defeated in 2018 by a Trump-backed primary challenger, state representative Katie Arrington.The South Carolina Republican Party cancelled their primary vote in a show of support for the president, forcing Sanford to pursue a long shot challenge without the support of his home state voters. Speaking with CNN's John Berman on Monday morning, Sanford suggested the cancellation of a primary vote indicated state party officials feared his candidacy.Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld and former representative Joe Walsh have also entered the 2020 Republican primary.


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  • 37/79   Britain's Brexit heartland seethes at delay and 'betrayal'
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    Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion.  Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain's departure delayed and politicians deadlocked, Bostonians now feel frustration, fatigue and even fury.  Julia Barber, shopping at the town's open-air market, is also frustrated with lawmakers who voted last week to block Johnson's bid to leave the EU without a deal, and rejected the prime minister's call for a snap election.

    Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain's departure delayed and politicians deadlocked, Bostonians now feel frustration, fatigue and even fury. Julia Barber, shopping at the town's open-air market, is also frustrated with lawmakers who voted last week to block Johnson's bid to leave the EU without a deal, and rejected the prime minister's call for a snap election.


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  • 38/79   Novartis CEO pledges to speed data integrity disclosures
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    Novartis  Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan promised to inform U.S. regulators quickly if credible questions emerge internally over data integrity, he told investors on Monday, following data manipulation allegations involving the Swiss drugmaker's $2.1 million gene therapy Zolgensma.  'Although we are confident that the actions we are taking will prevent data integrity issues from occurring in the future, going forward we are making a voluntary commitment to notify the FDA within five business days of receipt by our quality organization of any credible allegation related to data integrity impacting any pending application in the Novartis Group,' Narasimhan said as part of an investor event.  In August, Novartis said it knew about discrepancies in data it had submitted to regulators as it sought approval of Zolgensma, but delayed notifying authorities until it completed an internal investigation.

    Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan promised to inform U.S. regulators quickly if credible questions emerge internally over data integrity, he told investors on Monday, following data manipulation allegations involving the Swiss drugmaker's $2.1 million gene therapy Zolgensma. 'Although we are confident that the actions we are taking will prevent data integrity issues from occurring in the future, going forward we are making a voluntary commitment to notify the FDA within five business days of receipt by our quality organization of any credible allegation related to data integrity impacting any pending application in the Novartis Group,' Narasimhan said as part of an investor event. In August, Novartis said it knew about discrepancies in data it had submitted to regulators as it sought approval of Zolgensma, but delayed notifying authorities until it completed an internal investigation.


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  • 39/79   Are Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA) Investors Paying Above The Intrinsic Value?
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    How far off is Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a...

    How far off is Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a...


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  • 40/79   Here's what the Democratic National Committee doesn't understand about the Iowa caucuses
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    The DNC should reconsider its blanket prohibition on telephone caucuses or rethink its requirement for an absentee caucus process.

    The DNC should reconsider its blanket prohibition on telephone caucuses or rethink its requirement for an absentee caucus process.


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  • 41/79   Iran installing advanced centrifuges: UN nuclear watchdog
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    The UN's nuclear watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran was installing advanced centrifuges as the troubled 2015 deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme threatens to fall apart.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that on September 7 it had 'verified that the following centrifuges were either installed or being installed...: 22 IR-4, one IR-5, 30 IR-6 and three IR-6s'.  The IAEA's confirmation comes a day after Tehran hit out at European powers, saying they had left Iran little option but to scale back its commitments under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

    The UN's nuclear watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran was installing advanced centrifuges as the troubled 2015 deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme threatens to fall apart. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that on September 7 it had 'verified that the following centrifuges were either installed or being installed...: 22 IR-4, one IR-5, 30 IR-6 and three IR-6s'. The IAEA's confirmation comes a day after Tehran hit out at European powers, saying they had left Iran little option but to scale back its commitments under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


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  • 42/79   US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks
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    Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. Not all gun purchases are subject to a federal background check system. In 2018, there were more than 26 million background checks conducted and fewer than 100,000 people failed.

    Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. Not all gun purchases are subject to a federal background check system. In 2018, there were more than 26 million background checks conducted and fewer than 100,000 people failed.


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  • 43/79   Zimbabwe announces Mugabe funeral amid row over burial site
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    Zimbabwe’s government has announced a date for Robert Mugabe’s funeral amid a row over where the former president will be buried.  A government memo declared the funeral will be at Harare National Sports stadium on Saturday, September 14th but gave no location for the burial to follow the next day.  Members of Mr Mugabe’s family are battling with the ruling Zanu PF party over its plan to bury Zimbabwe’s liberator-turned-despot in a cemetery for heroes of the liberation war in the capital.  The deceased dictator has a grave ready next to his first wife Sally in Heroes Acre, a North-Korea designed graveyard also home to prestigious Zanu PF supporters.  However, elements of Mr Mugabe’s family want him interred in their rural village in Zvimba district, about 50 miles northwest of Harare.  “We want him buried here. Heroes, for what?” Mr Mugabe’s cousin, Josephine Jorincha, told AFP in the village of Kutama.    Josephine Jaricha, 72, in Kutama Credit: AFP Mr Mugabe’s nephew, Leo, who is the family’s head of burial preparations, told the Telegraph that he was negotiating with village chiefs over the final site.   He said that Mr Mugabe’s toppling in a 2017 coup by his former right-hand man Emerson Mnangagwa had rendered the 95-year-old ambivalent about being buried in the Zanu PF shrine.   However, Leo said that he believed Mr Mugabe would eventually be buried in Heroes’ Acre.  “I am sure he will be buried at Heroes’ Acre,” he said, but “we are with the chiefs, we have to consult.” There is some surprise at the village chiefs’ importance in the burial negotiations as Mr Mugabe’s father was from Malawi, and deserted his family, meaning his son had no role within traditional Shona society. Jealousy Mawarire, a senior Mugabe loyalist said that although he believed Heroes’ Acre would be the burial place, there were “disturbances” within the family because of Mr Mugabe’s wishes to be buried “at home.” A report appeared in a privately-owned Zimbabwe weekly recently which claimed Mr Mugabe told family members he wanted to be buried next to his mother in Kutama. The former president led an uprising against white minority rule in the 1970s but left the economy in tatters over an increasingly despotic 37-year reign characterised by corruption and repression.

    Zimbabwe’s government has announced a date for Robert Mugabe’s funeral amid a row over where the former president will be buried.  A government memo declared the funeral will be at Harare National Sports stadium on Saturday, September 14th but gave no location for the burial to follow the next day.  Members of Mr Mugabe’s family are battling with the ruling Zanu PF party over its plan to bury Zimbabwe’s liberator-turned-despot in a cemetery for heroes of the liberation war in the capital.  The deceased dictator has a grave ready next to his first wife Sally in Heroes Acre, a North-Korea designed graveyard also home to prestigious Zanu PF supporters.  However, elements of Mr Mugabe’s family want him interred in their rural village in Zvimba district, about 50 miles northwest of Harare.  “We want him buried here. Heroes, for what?” Mr Mugabe’s cousin, Josephine Jorincha, told AFP in the village of Kutama.    Josephine Jaricha, 72, in Kutama Credit: AFP Mr Mugabe’s nephew, Leo, who is the family’s head of burial preparations, told the Telegraph that he was negotiating with village chiefs over the final site.   He said that Mr Mugabe’s toppling in a 2017 coup by his former right-hand man Emerson Mnangagwa had rendered the 95-year-old ambivalent about being buried in the Zanu PF shrine.   However, Leo said that he believed Mr Mugabe would eventually be buried in Heroes’ Acre.  “I am sure he will be buried at Heroes’ Acre,” he said, but “we are with the chiefs, we have to consult.” There is some surprise at the village chiefs’ importance in the burial negotiations as Mr Mugabe’s father was from Malawi, and deserted his family, meaning his son had no role within traditional Shona society. Jealousy Mawarire, a senior Mugabe loyalist said that although he believed Heroes’ Acre would be the burial place, there were “disturbances” within the family because of Mr Mugabe’s wishes to be buried “at home.” A report appeared in a privately-owned Zimbabwe weekly recently which claimed Mr Mugabe told family members he wanted to be buried next to his mother in Kutama. The former president led an uprising against white minority rule in the 1970s but left the economy in tatters over an increasingly despotic 37-year reign characterised by corruption and repression.


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  • 44/79   How Atlanta's mayor turned her famous father's arrest into a passion for criminal justice reform
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    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms opens up about the arrest of her father, R&B legend Major Lance.

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms opens up about the arrest of her father, R&B legend Major Lance.


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  • 45/79   2020 Democrats Warm to Mandatory Buybacks of Assault Weapons
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    (Bloomberg) -- As mass shootings pile up, several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing mandated “buybacks” of assault weapons, a proposal that sharpens the political divide on guns and raises the stakes for the 2020 election. In New Hampshire on Friday, Senator Kamala Harris of California told reporters that requiring owners of assault weapons to sell them to the government is “a good idea” because “we have to take those guns off the streets.”New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said he supports the proposal. He noted that other countries have been able to take military-style semiautomatic weapons “off the streets” and that the U.S. can’t let the National Rifle Association “tell us what’s possible.”At the New Hampshire Democratic convention on Saturday, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, who’s made buybacks a signature issue in recent weeks, pressed the idea to a cheering crowd that reflected the growing enthusiasm in the party for controlling firearm ownership. He said measures like universal background checks and “red flag” laws, which his 2020 competitors unanimously support, aren’t enough.‘Politically Difficult’“We must go the necessary steps further, as politically difficult as they may be -- a gun registry in this country, licensing for every firearm, and every single one of those AR-15 and AK-47s will be bought back so they’re not on our streets,” O’Rourke said.The Democrats’ embrace of a forced assault-weapons buyback program shows that segments of the party are throwing caution to the wind on gun control, backing aggressive measures that seemed unthinkable in mainstream circles even a year ago. It comes as the mounting bloodshed from firearms-induced massacres has nudged Americans to favor stricter laws, propelled by a shift among suburban and college-educated voters.El PasoDemocrats’ shift toward gun control comes after its candidates have been largely wiped out in rural areas with a rich gun culture. The party retook the House majority in 2018 midterm elections, driven by gains in affluent and suburban districts. Its previous reliance on rural parts of the country is one reason Democrats didn’t pursue firearm restrictions when they last controlled the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010.O’Rourke took up the cause vigorously after a recent mass shooting that killed more than 20 people in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Before him, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell of California pushed the idea of mandatory assault weapon buybacks during his short-lived presidential campaign.Implementing such a program would be a challenge. Swalwell floated jail time for Americans who refuse to sell their weapons, but O’Rourke wouldn’t go that far.“I would expect Americans to comply with the law,” O’Rourke told reporters on Saturday, saying he has met with owners of AR-15-style weapons who say they would “gladly comply” with a requirement that they give up those guns if it’ll make Americans safer.O’Rourke said it’s “a great sign” that some of his rivals are coming out for a mandatory buyback of certain guns.A Quinnipiac poll released Aug. 29 found that 46% of Americans favored a “mandatory buyback of assault weapons, which would mean that people who own assault weapons would be required to turn them in and be compensated with money,” while 49% opposed the idea. In a sharp partisan divide, 71% of Democrats said they support the idea while just 18% of Republicans backed it. Conservative PushbackThe idea has sparked fierce pushback from conservatives who say it would amount to unconstitutional confiscation of firearms from Americans who obtained them lawfully. It stands no immediate chance of becoming law -- but nor do even modest restrictions, which face opposition from President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.Several Democratic front-runners have also resisted the idea, including former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who instead favor a voluntary buyback program. Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro said he “at least” supports a voluntary buyback program and is open to making it mandatory.“I’m willing to hear the arguments on mandatory, but I at least support a voluntary buyback program,” Castro told reporters on Saturday.‘Big Enough Lift’Pete Buttigieg said his immediate focus is on assault weapons.“I would focus on banning new sales. We’ve got a big enough lift there. Plus we’ve got to do background checks and red flag laws,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor told reporters. “Then we’ll see what the next logical steps are for this country.”Michael Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, founded and helps fund Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group that advocates for gun control measures like universal background checks and red flag laws. The group hasn’t called for mandatory buybacks.Booker, from Newark, New Jersey, spoke of gun control in searingly personal terms and said the U.S. needs a president who’ll make it “a central purpose.”“The majority of people being killed in this country are in communities like mine -- African American males are the majority of the homicide victims,” he said. “I live in a community where we see shrines to children who have been murdered on our sidewalks.”Booker said firearm restrictions previously decried as radical have grown in popularity because “most Americans believe in common sense gun safety.” (Updates with Booker quote in final paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Sahil Kapur in Washington at skapur39@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- As mass shootings pile up, several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing mandated “buybacks” of assault weapons, a proposal that sharpens the political divide on guns and raises the stakes for the 2020 election. In New Hampshire on Friday, Senator Kamala Harris of California told reporters that requiring owners of assault weapons to sell them to the government is “a good idea” because “we have to take those guns off the streets.”New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said he supports the proposal. He noted that other countries have been able to take military-style semiautomatic weapons “off the streets” and that the U.S. can’t let the National Rifle Association “tell us what’s possible.”At the New Hampshire Democratic convention on Saturday, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, who’s made buybacks a signature issue in recent weeks, pressed the idea to a cheering crowd that reflected the growing enthusiasm in the party for controlling firearm ownership. He said measures like universal background checks and “red flag” laws, which his 2020 competitors unanimously support, aren’t enough.‘Politically Difficult’“We must go the necessary steps further, as politically difficult as they may be -- a gun registry in this country, licensing for every firearm, and every single one of those AR-15 and AK-47s will be bought back so they’re not on our streets,” O’Rourke said.The Democrats’ embrace of a forced assault-weapons buyback program shows that segments of the party are throwing caution to the wind on gun control, backing aggressive measures that seemed unthinkable in mainstream circles even a year ago. It comes as the mounting bloodshed from firearms-induced massacres has nudged Americans to favor stricter laws, propelled by a shift among suburban and college-educated voters.El PasoDemocrats’ shift toward gun control comes after its candidates have been largely wiped out in rural areas with a rich gun culture. The party retook the House majority in 2018 midterm elections, driven by gains in affluent and suburban districts. Its previous reliance on rural parts of the country is one reason Democrats didn’t pursue firearm restrictions when they last controlled the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010.O’Rourke took up the cause vigorously after a recent mass shooting that killed more than 20 people in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Before him, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell of California pushed the idea of mandatory assault weapon buybacks during his short-lived presidential campaign.Implementing such a program would be a challenge. Swalwell floated jail time for Americans who refuse to sell their weapons, but O’Rourke wouldn’t go that far.“I would expect Americans to comply with the law,” O’Rourke told reporters on Saturday, saying he has met with owners of AR-15-style weapons who say they would “gladly comply” with a requirement that they give up those guns if it’ll make Americans safer.O’Rourke said it’s “a great sign” that some of his rivals are coming out for a mandatory buyback of certain guns.A Quinnipiac poll released Aug. 29 found that 46% of Americans favored a “mandatory buyback of assault weapons, which would mean that people who own assault weapons would be required to turn them in and be compensated with money,” while 49% opposed the idea. In a sharp partisan divide, 71% of Democrats said they support the idea while just 18% of Republicans backed it. Conservative PushbackThe idea has sparked fierce pushback from conservatives who say it would amount to unconstitutional confiscation of firearms from Americans who obtained them lawfully. It stands no immediate chance of becoming law -- but nor do even modest restrictions, which face opposition from President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.Several Democratic front-runners have also resisted the idea, including former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who instead favor a voluntary buyback program. Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro said he “at least” supports a voluntary buyback program and is open to making it mandatory.“I’m willing to hear the arguments on mandatory, but I at least support a voluntary buyback program,” Castro told reporters on Saturday.‘Big Enough Lift’Pete Buttigieg said his immediate focus is on assault weapons.“I would focus on banning new sales. We’ve got a big enough lift there. Plus we’ve got to do background checks and red flag laws,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor told reporters. “Then we’ll see what the next logical steps are for this country.”Michael Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, founded and helps fund Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group that advocates for gun control measures like universal background checks and red flag laws. The group hasn’t called for mandatory buybacks.Booker, from Newark, New Jersey, spoke of gun control in searingly personal terms and said the U.S. needs a president who’ll make it “a central purpose.”“The majority of people being killed in this country are in communities like mine -- African American males are the majority of the homicide victims,” he said. “I live in a community where we see shrines to children who have been murdered on our sidewalks.”Booker said firearm restrictions previously decried as radical have grown in popularity because “most Americans believe in common sense gun safety.” (Updates with Booker quote in final paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Sahil Kapur in Washington at skapur39@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 46/79   Look at this all-diamond ring designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newsom
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    At Apple, Jony Ive's designs disrupted the computer and mobile phone markets. Now, in his (imminent) post-Apple life, Ive has delivered a fresh spin on the diamond ring.The so-called "(RED) Ring," which Ive designed alongside Marc Newsom, his partner in the new design firm LoveFrom, is made entirely out of diamond. The striking piece of jewelry is carved out of a larger block of diamond that was grown in a lab.The ring sold at auction in Dec. 2018 for $256,250 during a Red charity event held during Art Basel in Miami. The Sotheby's listing makes it clear that the buyer was paying for something that hadn't yet been created -- it's hard to resize an all-diamond ring, so this had to be custom-made.The description reads:Now, the ring is finally finished and there are photos to prove it. The stone used to make it comes from Diamond Foundry, a San Francisco business that specializes in lab-grown diamonds. SEE ALSO: What Apple's products could look like without Jony Ive leading designThe (RED) Ring's diamond started as a lab-grown 45-carat "rough diamond." It was then cut down and shaped into a ring by Diamond Foundry's team using the design from Ive and Newsom.Proceeds from the sale of the ring benefited Red directly. The brand, founded in 2006, works with companies to create licensed products that serve to raise awareness for and fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. WATCH: New details have emerged about Jony Ive leaving Apple

    At Apple, Jony Ive's designs disrupted the computer and mobile phone markets. Now, in his (imminent) post-Apple life, Ive has delivered a fresh spin on the diamond ring.The so-called "(RED) Ring," which Ive designed alongside Marc Newsom, his partner in the new design firm LoveFrom, is made entirely out of diamond. The striking piece of jewelry is carved out of a larger block of diamond that was grown in a lab.The ring sold at auction in Dec. 2018 for $256,250 during a Red charity event held during Art Basel in Miami. The Sotheby's listing makes it clear that the buyer was paying for something that hadn't yet been created -- it's hard to resize an all-diamond ring, so this had to be custom-made.The description reads:Now, the ring is finally finished and there are photos to prove it. The stone used to make it comes from Diamond Foundry, a San Francisco business that specializes in lab-grown diamonds. SEE ALSO: What Apple's products could look like without Jony Ive leading designThe (RED) Ring's diamond started as a lab-grown 45-carat "rough diamond." It was then cut down and shaped into a ring by Diamond Foundry's team using the design from Ive and Newsom.Proceeds from the sale of the ring benefited Red directly. The brand, founded in 2006, works with companies to create licensed products that serve to raise awareness for and fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. WATCH: New details have emerged about Jony Ive leaving Apple


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  • 47/79   Trump launches furious yet confused attack on rival's affair with 'flaming dancer' after promoting QAnon conspiracy theorist
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    Donald Trump has attacked a Republican 2020 rival over an extramarital affair during an early morning Twitter rant in which he also promoted a QAnon conspiracy theorist."When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over," Mr Trump tweeted on Monday.

    Donald Trump has attacked a Republican 2020 rival over an extramarital affair during an early morning Twitter rant in which he also promoted a QAnon conspiracy theorist."When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over," Mr Trump tweeted on Monday.


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  • 48/79   Mass protest in Santiago against abuses of Pinochet era
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    Thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of Santiago on Sunday to honor the victims of General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, in a march that started peacefully but ended in violence.  Although it has been 46 years since the military coup that brought Pinochet to power, his memory still divides Chileans.  The protest began in central Santiago, with many demonstrators carrying red carnations and holding photos of loved ones who were killed or disappeared during the Pinochet years.

    Thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of Santiago on Sunday to honor the victims of General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, in a march that started peacefully but ended in violence. Although it has been 46 years since the military coup that brought Pinochet to power, his memory still divides Chileans. The protest began in central Santiago, with many demonstrators carrying red carnations and holding photos of loved ones who were killed or disappeared during the Pinochet years.


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  • 49/79   The Latest: China blames US for Iran nuclear tensions
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    China has blamed the United States for tensions over Iran's nuclear program and called for world powers to stick to their 2015 deal with Tehran.  The deal started collapsing with the United States unilaterally withdrawing last year and imposing sanctions on Iran.

    China has blamed the United States for tensions over Iran's nuclear program and called for world powers to stick to their 2015 deal with Tehran. The deal started collapsing with the United States unilaterally withdrawing last year and imposing sanctions on Iran.


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  • 50/79   The scientists who photographed a supermassive black hole for the first time just won a $3 million prize. Here's their groundbreaking image.
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    Because black holes devour light, getting one on camera proved nearly impossible until April, when scientists released this image.

    Because black holes devour light, getting one on camera proved nearly impossible until April, when scientists released this image.


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  • 51/79   The Epstein-funded MIT lab has an ambitious project that purports to revolutionize agriculture. Insiders say it's mostly smoke and mirrors.
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    MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.

    MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.


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  • 52/79   The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.
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    The CDC is investigating at least 450 possible cases of vape-related illnesses in 33 states across the US. The illnesses have led to at least 5 deaths.

    The CDC is investigating at least 450 possible cases of vape-related illnesses in 33 states across the US. The illnesses have led to at least 5 deaths.


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  • 53/79   A brief history of how Trump came up with the false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama
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    President Trump falsely claimed that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, and has been doubling down since. Here's the timeline of his mishap.

    President Trump falsely claimed that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, and has been doubling down since. Here's the timeline of his mishap.


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  • 54/79   What the 10 Democrats running for president each think the US should do about climate change
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    Democratic primary candidates each discussed how they'd address climate change as president during a CNN town hall this week.

    Democratic primary candidates each discussed how they'd address climate change as president during a CNN town hall this week.


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  • 55/79   9/11 firefighters at greater risk of cardiovascular disease: study
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    Firefighters who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11 have a greater danger of heart disease, says a report out Friday, adding to studies that documented higher risk of cancer.  The study, published in the American Medical Association's JAMA Open Network, examined the medical data of nearly 9,800 New York fire personnel mobilized on the day the Twin Towers fell and in the months afterward.  Over the 16 years following the September 11 attacks in 2001 there were 489 cardiovascular-related illnesses among the firefighters, including heart attacks, coronary artery disease and even a few deaths.

    Firefighters who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11 have a greater danger of heart disease, says a report out Friday, adding to studies that documented higher risk of cancer. The study, published in the American Medical Association's JAMA Open Network, examined the medical data of nearly 9,800 New York fire personnel mobilized on the day the Twin Towers fell and in the months afterward. Over the 16 years following the September 11 attacks in 2001 there were 489 cardiovascular-related illnesses among the firefighters, including heart attacks, coronary artery disease and even a few deaths.


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  • 56/79   Japanese scientists find new dinosaur species
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    Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight metres (26 feet) long.  After analysing hundreds of bones dating back 72 million years, the team led by Hokkaido University concluded the skeleton once belonged to a new species of hadrosaurid dinosaur, a herbivorous beast that roamed the Earth in the late Cretaceous period.  A partial tail was first found in northern Japan in 2013 and later excavations revealed the entire skeleton.

    Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight metres (26 feet) long. After analysing hundreds of bones dating back 72 million years, the team led by Hokkaido University concluded the skeleton once belonged to a new species of hadrosaurid dinosaur, a herbivorous beast that roamed the Earth in the late Cretaceous period. A partial tail was first found in northern Japan in 2013 and later excavations revealed the entire skeleton.


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  • 57/79   Open Lunar Foundation comes out in the open with its plan to build a moon village
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    After spending five years in semi-stealth mode, a San Francisco venture called the Open Lunar Foundation is talking about its plan to create a settlement on the moon at a cost in the range of $5 billion. "At $5B, it's not only achievable within current NASA budgets, it offers the tantalizing possibility that a single passionate individual could fund the entire program as their legacy!" Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson said today in a tweet. Details about the campaign came to light in a Bloomberg News report, which said Jurvetson provided the nonprofit foundation's initial funding. Open Lunar currently… Read More

    After spending five years in semi-stealth mode, a San Francisco venture called the Open Lunar Foundation is talking about its plan to create a settlement on the moon at a cost in the range of $5 billion. "At $5B, it's not only achievable within current NASA budgets, it offers the tantalizing possibility that a single passionate individual could fund the entire program as their legacy!" Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson said today in a tweet. Details about the campaign came to light in a Bloomberg News report, which said Jurvetson provided the nonprofit foundation's initial funding. Open Lunar currently… Read More


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  • 58/79   Rapid DNA analysis will be used to ID California boat fire victims. Here's how it works
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    Rapid DNA analysis will identify victims of the Conception fire. The method was used to identify victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise last year.

    Rapid DNA analysis will identify victims of the Conception fire. The method was used to identify victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise last year.


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  • 59/79   Black hole portrait wins Breakthrough Prize for Event Horizon Telescope’s team
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    What's $3 million divided by 347? That's the math problem to be solved by the physicists on the Event Horizon Telescope team, who won one of the top awards in the Breakthrough Prize program for snapping the first picture showing the dark maw of a supermassive black hole. Now in its eighth year, the "Oscars of Science" honor achievements in fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. Past winners have included the late British physicist Stephen Hawking and the teams behind the Large Hadron Collider (for discovering the Higgs Boson), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (a.k.a. LIGO) and the Wilkinson Microwave… Read More

    What's $3 million divided by 347? That's the math problem to be solved by the physicists on the Event Horizon Telescope team, who won one of the top awards in the Breakthrough Prize program for snapping the first picture showing the dark maw of a supermassive black hole. Now in its eighth year, the "Oscars of Science" honor achievements in fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. Past winners have included the late British physicist Stephen Hawking and the teams behind the Large Hadron Collider (for discovering the Higgs Boson), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (a.k.a. LIGO) and the Wilkinson Microwave… Read More


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  • 60/79   UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges
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    The United Nations' atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country's unraveling nuclear deal with major powers.  Iran had already announced the step, its latest violation of the 2015 agreement as it tries to pressure European signatories to find a way to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy.  The International Atomic Energy Agency reported its inspectors verified the installation of new centrifuges.

    The United Nations' atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country's unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran had already announced the step, its latest violation of the 2015 agreement as it tries to pressure European signatories to find a way to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported its inspectors verified the installation of new centrifuges.


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  • 61/79   Hizbollah 'shoots down Israeli drone' inside Lebanon amid rising tensions
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    The Iran-backed Hizbollah movement said on Monday it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew across the Lebanese border, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes. Israel's army said a drone it was operating "fell" in Lebanon on Sunday. In what appeared to be a response, an air strike at "around midnight" killed 18 pro-Iranian fighters in eastern Syria, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not confirm whether that raid was Israeli. Later on Monday, the Israeli army said rockets had been fired from Syria but failed to reach their targets. Hizbollah had issued a statement saying that some of its fighters "confronted with the appropriate weapons an Israeli drone" heading towards the Lebanese border village of Ramyeh overnight. Hizbollah The Shia militant group said it subsequently retrieved the device, but did not provide pictures. An Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP a drone "fell" in Lebanese territory, adding that "there is no risk of a breach of information". The incident was a sequel to an escalation between the two enemy states that started on the evening August 24 when an Israeli strike killed two Hizbollah operatives in Syria. Israel said that strike was to prevent a drone attack on its territory by an Iranian force. The operation was followed hours later by what Hizbollah described as an Israeli drone attack on its Beirut stronghold. That led to an escalation in rhetoric and heightened fears of all-out conflict between Hizbollah and Israel, whose main allies Iran and the United States, respectively, are also at loggerheads. On September 1, Hizbollah fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military vehicle and battalion headquarters and Israel responded with a salvo of artillery shells.

    The Iran-backed Hizbollah movement said on Monday it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew across the Lebanese border, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes. Israel's army said a drone it was operating "fell" in Lebanon on Sunday. In what appeared to be a response, an air strike at "around midnight" killed 18 pro-Iranian fighters in eastern Syria, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not confirm whether that raid was Israeli. Later on Monday, the Israeli army said rockets had been fired from Syria but failed to reach their targets. Hizbollah had issued a statement saying that some of its fighters "confronted with the appropriate weapons an Israeli drone" heading towards the Lebanese border village of Ramyeh overnight. Hizbollah The Shia militant group said it subsequently retrieved the device, but did not provide pictures. An Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP a drone "fell" in Lebanese territory, adding that "there is no risk of a breach of information". The incident was a sequel to an escalation between the two enemy states that started on the evening August 24 when an Israeli strike killed two Hizbollah operatives in Syria. Israel said that strike was to prevent a drone attack on its territory by an Iranian force. The operation was followed hours later by what Hizbollah described as an Israeli drone attack on its Beirut stronghold. That led to an escalation in rhetoric and heightened fears of all-out conflict between Hizbollah and Israel, whose main allies Iran and the United States, respectively, are also at loggerheads. On September 1, Hizbollah fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military vehicle and battalion headquarters and Israel responded with a salvo of artillery shells.


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  • 62/79   U.K. Parliament Will Be Suspended on Monday: Brexit Update
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    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Beleaguered U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with his hard-line plan to leave the European Union “do or die” by Oct. 31. His spokesman announced Parliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s business, sparking anger from opposition politicians.Key Developments:Johnson met with his Irish counterpart: no breakthroughsParliament likely vote against an early election on Monday eveningParliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s businessJulian Smith, Nicky Morgan not planning to resign The pound rallied to highest since JulyApplications for Emergency Debates at 3:30 p.m. (1 p.m.)The timings of the votes in Parliament will become clear at 3:30 p.m. and traders should brace themselves for a late night.That’s because Speaker John Bercow has agreed to hear two applications for emergency debates today. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will apply for a debate to ensure the law barring a no-deal Brexit is respected by the prime minister after Johnson’s insistence he will not extend negotiations with the EU.The other application is being made by former Conservative Dominic Grieve. He wants the government to publish its assessment of no-deal preparedness.If the speaker grants both debates, that adds another six hours to this afternoon’s proceedings, pushing back the time of the vote on whether the U.K. should hold an election.Opposition Plot Their Path to Election (12:44 p.m.)There is some reluctance to commit to any specific plan or date for an election at this stage as they await Johnson’s next move. A lot will depend on how things play out.U.K. and Ireland Flag ‘Significant Gaps’ (12:15 p.m.)Johnson and Varadkar held two meetings lasting more than an hour in total on Monday morning, according to a joint statement from their two governments."While they agreed that the discussions are at an early stage, common ground was established in some areas although significant gaps remain," the statement said.Both nations remain "committed" to securing an agreement between the U.K. And European Union, and also to restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, they said.Johnson’s Parliament Suspension Draws Criticism (12 p.m.)Johnson’s decision to suspend -- or prorogue -- Parliament at close of business on Monday stoked the anger of opposition MPs.Labour’s Catherine West described the decision as “utterly irresponsible at a time of political crisis.’’ Her colleague Alison McGovern said that, rather than “being suspended and sent away,” the conference recess could be canceled to deal with the tight Brexit timetable. “Anyone who says this is normal has got it wrong,’’ she said on Twitter.In the House of Lords, opposition lawmakers said they would boycott the prorogation ceremony, which involves dressing in ermine and the use of 12th Century Norman French.The close of business may not happen until after midnight. While that would be Tuesday in the real world, in the House of Lords it will still be considered Monday.Government Confirms Parliament Suspension (11:45 a.m.)Johnson’s spokesman James Slack said Parliament will be suspended once Monday’s business has been completed.Opposition Parties Agree To Stick To Plan (11:40 a.m.)Opposition leaders agreed to stick to their plan to oppose Boris Johnson’s call for a general election when it’s voted on later on Monday, the Labour Party said in a statement (see 9:45 a.m.).“All leaders agreed that they would not support Boris Johnson’s ploy to deny the people their decision by crashing us out of the EU with No Deal during a general election campaign,” Labour said. “They agreed to work together today to hold the government to account in Parliament.”Talks continue as EU seeks U.K. proposals (11:30 a.m.)“Technical meetings” on Brexit will continue this week between Johnson’s envoy David Frost and the European Commission, commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told reporters in Brussels.The EU is still looking for concrete proposals from the U.K., Andreeva said. While there were “some ideas” from the U.K. last week on a joint Northern Ireland-Ireland agri-food area, proper solutions “were not presented,” she said.Read more: With the U.K. in Turmoil, Brexit Talks Are Slipping BackwardWhat We Learned When Boris Met Leo (10:50 a.m.)The bottom line from the press conference between Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Boris Johnson, is that little really new emerged.Standing in the rain in Dublin, both restated previously held positions. Varadkar was probably more forceful than expected, and appeared less conciliatory than in his outings with Theresa May.At times, during his opening statement, it felt like the Irish premier was lecturing Johnson -- as he warned the British leader he faces a “herculean task” in achieving trade deals with the EU and US after Brexit and told him there’s no such thing as a clean break from the bloc. Such messages won’t play well with the hardliners in Johnson’s Conservative party, who believe the EU is effectively trying to trap the U.K.Varadkar may be merely setting out his stall before a tough renegotiation, but it didn’t feel like compromise is in the air. Varadkar seemed determined not to inject more false optimism into the process after the U.K.’s reaction to mildly encouraging words from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.‘Ideal’ time for a Brexit Deal, Johnson Says (10:06 a.m.)Johnson says the U.K. has “an ideal” amount of time to achieve a deal with the EU as the tight timetable will focus minds. “We can make a huge amount of progress,” he said before talks with Varadkar in Dublin.But Varadkar said Johnson’s key demand, to remove the Irish border backstop, is not “ideal for us” and not “attractive.”Johnson Says Deal Can Be Done By Oct. 18 (10:00 a.m.)Johnson told Varadkar he is determined to find a deal by Oct. 18, when the next European Council meets. Not to do so “would be a failure of statecraft,” Johnson said.Johnson said he wanted to “manage expectations” that there would be a “breakthrough” on the Irish backstop at the talks in Dublin today.He assured Varadkar that the U.K. “would never, ever” impose checks at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.Varadkar Wants Guarantees, Not Promises (9:50 a.m.)Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he needs guarantees, not promises, to fix the problem of the border with Northern Ireland after Brexit.“We are open to alternatives but they must be realistic, legally binding and workable,” Varadkar said before talks with Johnson in Dublin. He added that no proposals have yet been received from the U.K. “What we can’t do and will not do is agree to the replacement of a legal guarantee with a promise,” he said.Varadkar says he believes a deal with the U.K. “is possible.”Opposition Parties Discuss Strategy (9:45 a.m.)Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will host a meeting of the smaller opposition parties this morning. Attendees including the Scottish Nationalist Party, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats, according to two people familiar with the matter.They will discuss the timing of the election and strategy for tackling Johnson, including a possible impeachment if he presses ahead with no-deal against the will of Parliament.Welsh Party Eyes Johnson Impeachment (9:30 a.m.)Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, said opposition groups should be prepared to impeach Boris Johnson if he ignores legislation forcing him to seek another delay to Brexit.“It only takes one MP to make the accusation of High Crimes and Misdemeanors against a public official for the impeachment process to begin,” Plaid said in a statement on Monday. “Once the accuser has presented his or her proofs to the Commons and if the House agrees that there is a case to answer, a committee is established to draw up articles of impeachment.”The House of Lords, who act as judges in the case, then appoint prosecutors to try the case, and if there is a conviction the Commons decides the sentence, the party said. The procedure was last used – unsuccessfully – on Henry Dundas, the minister for war, in 1806, according to the House of Commons Library.Ireland Favors Brexit Extension (Earlier)Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said his country is in favor of an extension to Brexit talks so long as it “creates the space” for solutions to be found. He warned that in a no-deal Brexit, “we would put in place the kind of arrangements that would be needed to ensure that we would stay inside the single market.”Efforts are focusing on how to keep the U.K.-Ireland border open while dropping the contentious Irish backstop policy from the deal brokered by Theresa May. Johnson has suggested maintaining common standards on agri-foods. Donohoe said that while that idea, “when fleshed out, would clearly have merit,” it’s also not enough to get a deal.“This is something that only covers off a portion of the trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland on the island of Ireland and would not be a solution that would deal with all of the other issues we have to manage in terms of the flow of trade and also the protection of the Good Friday Agreement,” Donohoe said.Asked about alternative arrangements such as trusted trader programs that the U.K. is promoting, Donohoe said: “We have yet to see examples of how they would work not only on our own island but indeed anywhere else in the world.”Earlier:Defiant Johnson Pushes On With Brexit Plan as Court Threat LoomsWith the U.K. in Turmoil, Brexit Talks Are Slipping BackwardBritain’s Steve Bannon Is Tearing Johnson’s Tories Apart\--With assistance from Alex Morales and Ian Wishart.To contact the reporters on this story: Kitty Donaldson in London at kdonaldson1@bloomberg.net;Dara Doyle in Dublin at ddoyle1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Thomas PennyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Beleaguered U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with his hard-line plan to leave the European Union “do or die” by Oct. 31. His spokesman announced Parliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s business, sparking anger from opposition politicians.Key Developments:Johnson met with his Irish counterpart: no breakthroughsParliament likely vote against an early election on Monday eveningParliament will be suspended at the end of Monday’s businessJulian Smith, Nicky Morgan not planning to resign The pound rallied to highest since JulyApplications for Emergency Debates at 3:30 p.m. (1 p.m.)The timings of the votes in Parliament will become clear at 3:30 p.m. and traders should brace themselves for a late night.That’s because Speaker John Bercow has agreed to hear two applications for emergency debates today. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will apply for a debate to ensure the law barring a no-deal Brexit is respected by the prime minister after Johnson’s insistence he will not extend negotiations with the EU.The other application is being made by former Conservative Dominic Grieve. He wants the government to publish its assessment of no-deal preparedness.If the speaker grants both debates, that adds another six hours to this afternoon’s proceedings, pushing back the time of the vote on whether the U.K. should hold an election.Opposition Plot Their Path to Election (12:44 p.m.)There is some reluctance to commit to any specific plan or date for an election at this stage as they await Johnson’s next move. A lot will depend on how things play out.U.K. and Ireland Flag ‘Significant Gaps’ (12:15 p.m.)Johnson and Varadkar held two meetings lasting more than an hour in total on Monday morning, according to a joint statement from their two governments."While they agreed that the discussions are at an early stage, common ground was established in some areas although significant gaps remain," the statement said.Both nations remain "committed" to securing an agreement between the U.K. And European Union, and also to restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, they said.Johnson’s Parliament Suspension Draws Criticism (12 p.m.)Johnson’s decision to suspend -- or prorogue -- Parliament at close of business on Monday stoked the anger of opposition MPs.Labour’s Catherine West described the decision as “utterly irresponsible at a time of political crisis.’’ Her colleague Alison McGovern said that, rather than “being suspended and sent away,” the conference recess could be canceled to deal with the tight Brexit timetable. “Anyone who says this is normal has got it wrong,’’ she said on Twitter.In the House of Lords, opposition lawmakers said they would boycott the prorogation ceremony, which involves dressing in ermine and the use of 12th Century Norman French.The close of business may not happen until after midnight. While that would be Tuesday in the real world, in the House of Lords it will still be considered Monday.Government Confirms Parliament Suspension (11:45 a.m.)Johnson’s spokesman James Slack said Parliament will be suspended once Monday’s business has been completed.Opposition Parties Agree To Stick To Plan (11:40 a.m.)Opposition leaders agreed to stick to their plan to oppose Boris Johnson’s call for a general election when it’s voted on later on Monday, the Labour Party said in a statement (see 9:45 a.m.).“All leaders agreed that they would not support Boris Johnson’s ploy to deny the people their decision by crashing us out of the EU with No Deal during a general election campaign,” Labour said. “They agreed to work together today to hold the government to account in Parliament.”Talks continue as EU seeks U.K. proposals (11:30 a.m.)“Technical meetings” on Brexit will continue this week between Johnson’s envoy David Frost and the European Commission, commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told reporters in Brussels.The EU is still looking for concrete proposals from the U.K., Andreeva said. While there were “some ideas” from the U.K. last week on a joint Northern Ireland-Ireland agri-food area, proper solutions “were not presented,” she said.Read more: With the U.K. in Turmoil, Brexit Talks Are Slipping BackwardWhat We Learned When Boris Met Leo (10:50 a.m.)The bottom line from the press conference between Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Boris Johnson, is that little really new emerged.Standing in the rain in Dublin, both restated previously held positions. Varadkar was probably more forceful than expected, and appeared less conciliatory than in his outings with Theresa May.At times, during his opening statement, it felt like the Irish premier was lecturing Johnson -- as he warned the British leader he faces a “herculean task” in achieving trade deals with the EU and US after Brexit and told him there’s no such thing as a clean break from the bloc. Such messages won’t play well with the hardliners in Johnson’s Conservative party, who believe the EU is effectively trying to trap the U.K.Varadkar may be merely setting out his stall before a tough renegotiation, but it didn’t feel like compromise is in the air. Varadkar seemed determined not to inject more false optimism into the process after the U.K.’s reaction to mildly encouraging words from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.‘Ideal’ time for a Brexit Deal, Johnson Says (10:06 a.m.)Johnson says the U.K. has “an ideal” amount of time to achieve a deal with the EU as the tight timetable will focus minds. “We can make a huge amount of progress,” he said before talks with Varadkar in Dublin.But Varadkar said Johnson’s key demand, to remove the Irish border backstop, is not “ideal for us” and not “attractive.”Johnson Says Deal Can Be Done By Oct. 18 (10:00 a.m.)Johnson told Varadkar he is determined to find a deal by Oct. 18, when the next European Council meets. Not to do so “would be a failure of statecraft,” Johnson said.Johnson said he wanted to “manage expectations” that there would be a “breakthrough” on the Irish backstop at the talks in Dublin today.He assured Varadkar that the U.K. “would never, ever” impose checks at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.Varadkar Wants Guarantees, Not Promises (9:50 a.m.)Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he needs guarantees, not promises, to fix the problem of the border with Northern Ireland after Brexit.“We are open to alternatives but they must be realistic, legally binding and workable,” Varadkar said before talks with Johnson in Dublin. He added that no proposals have yet been received from the U.K. “What we can’t do and will not do is agree to the replacement of a legal guarantee with a promise,” he said.Varadkar says he believes a deal with the U.K. “is possible.”Opposition Parties Discuss Strategy (9:45 a.m.)Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will host a meeting of the smaller opposition parties this morning. Attendees including the Scottish Nationalist Party, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats, according to two people familiar with the matter.They will discuss the timing of the election and strategy for tackling Johnson, including a possible impeachment if he presses ahead with no-deal against the will of Parliament.Welsh Party Eyes Johnson Impeachment (9:30 a.m.)Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, said opposition groups should be prepared to impeach Boris Johnson if he ignores legislation forcing him to seek another delay to Brexit.“It only takes one MP to make the accusation of High Crimes and Misdemeanors against a public official for the impeachment process to begin,” Plaid said in a statement on Monday. “Once the accuser has presented his or her proofs to the Commons and if the House agrees that there is a case to answer, a committee is established to draw up articles of impeachment.”The House of Lords, who act as judges in the case, then appoint prosecutors to try the case, and if there is a conviction the Commons decides the sentence, the party said. The procedure was last used – unsuccessfully – on Henry Dundas, the minister for war, in 1806, according to the House of Commons Library.Ireland Favors Brexit Extension (Earlier)Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said his country is in favor of an extension to Brexit talks so long as it “creates the space” for solutions to be found. He warned that in a no-deal Brexit, “we would put in place the kind of arrangements that would be needed to ensure that we would stay inside the single market.”Efforts are focusing on how to keep the U.K.-Ireland border open while dropping the contentious Irish backstop policy from the deal brokered by Theresa May. Johnson has suggested maintaining common standards on agri-foods. Donohoe said that while that idea, “when fleshed out, would clearly have merit,” it’s also not enough to get a deal.“This is something that only covers off a portion of the trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland on the island of Ireland and would not be a solution that would deal with all of the other issues we have to manage in terms of the flow of trade and also the protection of the Good Friday Agreement,” Donohoe said.Asked about alternative arrangements such as trusted trader programs that the U.K. is promoting, Donohoe said: “We have yet to see examples of how they would work not only on our own island but indeed anywhere else in the world.”Earlier:Defiant Johnson Pushes On With Brexit Plan as Court Threat LoomsWith the U.K. in Turmoil, Brexit Talks Are Slipping BackwardBritain’s Steve Bannon Is Tearing Johnson’s Tories Apart\--With assistance from Alex Morales and Ian Wishart.To contact the reporters on this story: Kitty Donaldson in London at kdonaldson1@bloomberg.net;Dara Doyle in Dublin at ddoyle1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Thomas PennyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 63/79   Israeli PM's bid to place cameras at polling stations fails
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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in his eleventh hour bid to legislate that cameras be installed in polling stations to prevent what his supporters claim is voting fraud in Arab districts.  After a stormy session, a parliamentary committee voted it down before it reached the plenum with Netanyahu's backers deadlocked with his opponents.  The deciding, dissenting vote was cast by a representative of former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, an ally-turned-rival of Netanyahu who forced Israel's unprecedented second election of the year and is poised to be the kingmaker again in the vote.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in his eleventh hour bid to legislate that cameras be installed in polling stations to prevent what his supporters claim is voting fraud in Arab districts. After a stormy session, a parliamentary committee voted it down before it reached the plenum with Netanyahu's backers deadlocked with his opponents. The deciding, dissenting vote was cast by a representative of former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, an ally-turned-rival of Netanyahu who forced Israel's unprecedented second election of the year and is poised to be the kingmaker again in the vote.


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  • 64/79   Russia journalist freed in prisoner swap with Kiev thanks Putin
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    Kyrylo Vyshynsky, a Russian-Ukrainian journalist flown to Moscow as part of a landmark prisoner swap with Kiev, on Monday thanked President Vladimir Putin and said his case was politically motivated.  Vyshynsky, a dual Ukrainian and Russian national working for Moscow's RIA Novosti state news agency, was detained in Kiev last year and charged with 'high treason' in the interests of Russia.  'A huge thank you to Russia's political leadership and personally Vladimir Putin,' Vsyshynsky said at a press conference in Moscow.

    Kyrylo Vyshynsky, a Russian-Ukrainian journalist flown to Moscow as part of a landmark prisoner swap with Kiev, on Monday thanked President Vladimir Putin and said his case was politically motivated. Vyshynsky, a dual Ukrainian and Russian national working for Moscow's RIA Novosti state news agency, was detained in Kiev last year and charged with 'high treason' in the interests of Russia. 'A huge thank you to Russia's political leadership and personally Vladimir Putin,' Vsyshynsky said at a press conference in Moscow.


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  • 65/79   Fracking Is the Bridge to Renewable Energy
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    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the charge for a national moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting oil or gas by cracking open subterranean rock. Unfortunately, such a ban would make another of his goals – switching to green energy – harder to achieve.At a recent climate forum, Sanders and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris called for a total ban on fracking (as hydraulic fracturing is commonly known), on the grounds that it harms the environment in multiple ways. Its products, oil and natural gas, both add carbon to the atmosphere when burned. It can release various pollutants, contaminating nearby drinking water supplies. Fracking for gas also generates methane, which contributes to global warming. Many voters support a ban, suggesting that they’re aware of these problems.So the U.S. would be better off without fracking. And because of the shift to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, this will eventually happen. Optimists believe it can be achieved by 2050; Sanders has set an ambitious goal of full decarbonization of electricity and transportation by 2030. But banning fracking too quickly might jeopardize this crucial transition.Why? Because switching to renewable energy requires a lot of energy. Solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and electric cars must be manufactured in huge quantities. Buildings must be retrofitted with new electrical wiring and energy efficiency technologies. Millions of vehicles will have to transport workers and materials to houses and power plants to install the technologies. Smart power grids and storage facilities will be needed to overcome the intermittency of wind and solar.All of this will take huge amounts of energy -- electricity and vehicle fuel. Where will it come from? Currently, renewable sources account for only 11% of U.S. primary energy consumption. Electric vehicles may be gaining market share, but they still comprise less than 1% of the country’s fleet. You can’t use solar and wind to build the generation capacity for more solar and wind until you have a lot of it. The U.S. simply isn’t there yet -- it doesn’t have enough green energy to power the transition.Instead, if fracking is banned immediately, the U.S. will probably go back to using coal and imported oil (Sanders has also proposed banning the other option, nuclear power). This will mean much greater carbon emission and deadly air pollution from coal. It will also would push up global oil prices, generating big windfalls for leaders like Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Bin Salman.Such a reversal would be a terrible shame. In recent years, coal power has plummeted, as a result of fracking and the rise of natural gas:Meanwhile, the fracking boom has helped the U.S. go from being the world’s biggest oil importer to potentially being a net oil exporter in 2020:Banning fossil fuels outright, as some on the left might suggest, would only make things worse. Eliminating the source of 83% of the country’s electricity generation and more than 99% of its vehicle power would quickly reduce the U.S. to pre-industrial living standards.Instead of rejecting fracking, the U.S. should seek to mitigate its environmental problems while transitioning away from oil and natural gas as quickly as possible. Available technologies can reduce pollution and methane leaks. Wastewater treatment, the use of recycled water and water-free fracking can mitigate groundwater contamination. Meanwhile, methane leaks can be addressed by upgrading or replacing old equipment, capturing gas released at the wellhead and banning the practice of flaring.These would, of course, be temporary steps. Fossil fuels will eventually be phased out. But ironically, doing so faster means using more of them in the short term. And domestically produced natural gas and oil, with the appropriate environmental protections, are the least bad kind. Fracking is a bridge to the renewable energy future. We shouldn’t blow it up until we’ve crossed.To contact the author of this story: Noah Smith at nsmith150@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Whitehouse at mwhitehouse1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Noah Smith is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and he blogs at Noahpinion.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the charge for a national moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting oil or gas by cracking open subterranean rock. Unfortunately, such a ban would make another of his goals – switching to green energy – harder to achieve.At a recent climate forum, Sanders and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris called for a total ban on fracking (as hydraulic fracturing is commonly known), on the grounds that it harms the environment in multiple ways. Its products, oil and natural gas, both add carbon to the atmosphere when burned. It can release various pollutants, contaminating nearby drinking water supplies. Fracking for gas also generates methane, which contributes to global warming. Many voters support a ban, suggesting that they’re aware of these problems.So the U.S. would be better off without fracking. And because of the shift to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, this will eventually happen. Optimists believe it can be achieved by 2050; Sanders has set an ambitious goal of full decarbonization of electricity and transportation by 2030. But banning fracking too quickly might jeopardize this crucial transition.Why? Because switching to renewable energy requires a lot of energy. Solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and electric cars must be manufactured in huge quantities. Buildings must be retrofitted with new electrical wiring and energy efficiency technologies. Millions of vehicles will have to transport workers and materials to houses and power plants to install the technologies. Smart power grids and storage facilities will be needed to overcome the intermittency of wind and solar.All of this will take huge amounts of energy -- electricity and vehicle fuel. Where will it come from? Currently, renewable sources account for only 11% of U.S. primary energy consumption. Electric vehicles may be gaining market share, but they still comprise less than 1% of the country’s fleet. You can’t use solar and wind to build the generation capacity for more solar and wind until you have a lot of it. The U.S. simply isn’t there yet -- it doesn’t have enough green energy to power the transition.Instead, if fracking is banned immediately, the U.S. will probably go back to using coal and imported oil (Sanders has also proposed banning the other option, nuclear power). This will mean much greater carbon emission and deadly air pollution from coal. It will also would push up global oil prices, generating big windfalls for leaders like Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Bin Salman.Such a reversal would be a terrible shame. In recent years, coal power has plummeted, as a result of fracking and the rise of natural gas:Meanwhile, the fracking boom has helped the U.S. go from being the world’s biggest oil importer to potentially being a net oil exporter in 2020:Banning fossil fuels outright, as some on the left might suggest, would only make things worse. Eliminating the source of 83% of the country’s electricity generation and more than 99% of its vehicle power would quickly reduce the U.S. to pre-industrial living standards.Instead of rejecting fracking, the U.S. should seek to mitigate its environmental problems while transitioning away from oil and natural gas as quickly as possible. Available technologies can reduce pollution and methane leaks. Wastewater treatment, the use of recycled water and water-free fracking can mitigate groundwater contamination. Meanwhile, methane leaks can be addressed by upgrading or replacing old equipment, capturing gas released at the wellhead and banning the practice of flaring.These would, of course, be temporary steps. Fossil fuels will eventually be phased out. But ironically, doing so faster means using more of them in the short term. And domestically produced natural gas and oil, with the appropriate environmental protections, are the least bad kind. Fracking is a bridge to the renewable energy future. We shouldn’t blow it up until we’ve crossed.To contact the author of this story: Noah Smith at nsmith150@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Whitehouse at mwhitehouse1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Noah Smith is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and he blogs at Noahpinion.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 66/79   UK PM seeks Brexit breakthrough as MPs set to block snap election
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his Irish counterpart in Dublin on Monday as he battles to salvage his hardline Brexit strategy and force an early election in the face of fierce opposition in Westminster.  Johnson held talks with Leo Varadkar amid an apparent stalemate in the Brexit process and as MPs look set to vote down his second bid for a snap poll next month.  'I won't say that we can do it all today, but I believe there is a deal to be done by October 18,' a characteristically upbeat Johnson said ahead of his first face-to-face talks with Varadkar since taking office in July.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his Irish counterpart in Dublin on Monday as he battles to salvage his hardline Brexit strategy and force an early election in the face of fierce opposition in Westminster. Johnson held talks with Leo Varadkar amid an apparent stalemate in the Brexit process and as MPs look set to vote down his second bid for a snap poll next month. 'I won't say that we can do it all today, but I believe there is a deal to be done by October 18,' a characteristically upbeat Johnson said ahead of his first face-to-face talks with Varadkar since taking office in July.


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  • 67/79   Strong showing for opposition in Moscow city election
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    The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered big losses in Moscow elections as candidates endorsed by his arch-rival won almost half the seats, authorities said Monday.  Elections to the Moscow City Duma are usually low-key affairs but Sunday's vote grew in prominence when election authorities refused to register a dozen independent candidates, including well-known Kremlin critics.  With all the votes counted, 20 candidates supported by opposition leader Alexei Navalny got seats in the 45-member legislature.

    The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered big losses in Moscow elections as candidates endorsed by his arch-rival won almost half the seats, authorities said Monday. Elections to the Moscow City Duma are usually low-key affairs but Sunday's vote grew in prominence when election authorities refused to register a dozen independent candidates, including well-known Kremlin critics. With all the votes counted, 20 candidates supported by opposition leader Alexei Navalny got seats in the 45-member legislature.


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  • 68/79   Afghanistan Is Latest Dud for Deal Maker Trump
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    (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.Donald Trump touted himself as the man who could broker the big deals for the U.S. when he ran for president three years ago.Yet, as Nick Wadhams, Glen Carey and Jennifer Jacobs explain, his love of grand personal gestures has fallen short with North Korea, China, the Middle East, and now Afghanistan.After an attack in Kabul, he called off a secret plan to host Taliban and Afghan leaders at Camp David this weekend ahead of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.The decision will likely please Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, which feared a deal would leave the Taliban in a stronger position. But it was a blow to Trump’s election pledge withdraw the 14,000 U.S. troops still in the country.It’s becoming part of a pattern: North Korea talks are stalled, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said last week he’s stepping down, and the vaunted Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has yet to be unveiled. The U.S.-China trade war drags on.Just over a year before he seeks re-election, the self-declared master deal maker is still looking for a breakthrough.Global HeadlinesBrexit or bust | The big question hanging over U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is how far will he go in pursuit of his “do-or-die” approach to leaving the European Union by Oct. 31. Is he willing to defy the law? Today, parliament is set to vote down his second attempt to force an early election. In Brussels, the feeling is Johnson is just playing for time, and his body language with Ireland’s Leo Varadkar at a joint new conference was not reassuring.Subscribe to Brexit Bulletin to stay on top of the divorce talks.Texas miracle | Texas’s booming economy is presenting the Democrats with an opportunity to win the traditionally Republican stronghold as workers who move there for energy and tech jobs are more liberal than the natives. Democrats find themselves so close to taking the state, second only to California in size and presidential electoral votes, that they’re holding the third round of 2020 primary debates for Houston on Thursday.Read how a recession in some parts of the U.S. is menacing Trump’s re-election bid in 2020.Tech scrutiny | The power of the Silicon Valley giants is doing what few other issues can: unite Democrats and Republicans. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has said he’ll announce a multistate probe today into anti-competitive behavior by large tech companies. Facebook and Google are the main targets of a series of state, federal and Congressional investigations that may result in vast fines and demands to break up them up.Thinning crowds | Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong declined almost 40% in August from a year earlier, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said — the biggest blow to the industry since the SARS epidemic in 2003, as protests deter visitors. His comments came after violence flared again this weekend, despite leader Carrie Lam’s biggest concession yet to protesters by withdrawing a bill allowing extraditions to China.Ukrainian opening | A “new wind blowing in Kiev” under President Volodymyr Zelenskiy may open the chance of a breakthrough in the long-blocked peace process in Ukraine, a special representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said. A mass prisoner swap on Saturday is an “extremely important step” toward rebuilding trust after talks to end the war between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels broke down in 2015, Henry Meyer reports.What to WatchItalian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a vote of confidence today in the lower house of Parliament that he’s expected to win and another tomorrow in the Senate. Results from Russian regional elections that morphed from sleepy off-cycle votes into a referendum on President Vladimir Putin’s administration showed the Kremlin got key wins in gubernatorial contests. But angry voters delivered setbacks to the ruling party in legislative races in Moscow and other regions. Trump travels to the state of North Carolina today to tour areas affected by Hurricane Dorian and later deliver remarks at a re-election rally.And finally ... While one Iranian tanker attracted global attention when it was seized near Gibraltar, there’s a bigger mystery unfolding: the hunt for the rest of the fleet. Grant Smith writes how the vessels have mostly “gone dark” since sanctions were tightened this year, switching off transponders that would reveal their location. That’s led to ever-more inventive methods of tracking ships, and divergent views on the amounts of crude secretly slipping into world markets.??? To contact the author of this story: Karl Maier in Rome at kmaier2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Winfrey at mwinfrey@bloomberg.net, Caroline AlexanderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.Donald Trump touted himself as the man who could broker the big deals for the U.S. when he ran for president three years ago.Yet, as Nick Wadhams, Glen Carey and Jennifer Jacobs explain, his love of grand personal gestures has fallen short with North Korea, China, the Middle East, and now Afghanistan.After an attack in Kabul, he called off a secret plan to host Taliban and Afghan leaders at Camp David this weekend ahead of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.The decision will likely please Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, which feared a deal would leave the Taliban in a stronger position. But it was a blow to Trump’s election pledge withdraw the 14,000 U.S. troops still in the country.It’s becoming part of a pattern: North Korea talks are stalled, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said last week he’s stepping down, and the vaunted Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has yet to be unveiled. The U.S.-China trade war drags on.Just over a year before he seeks re-election, the self-declared master deal maker is still looking for a breakthrough.Global HeadlinesBrexit or bust | The big question hanging over U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is how far will he go in pursuit of his “do-or-die” approach to leaving the European Union by Oct. 31. Is he willing to defy the law? Today, parliament is set to vote down his second attempt to force an early election. In Brussels, the feeling is Johnson is just playing for time, and his body language with Ireland’s Leo Varadkar at a joint new conference was not reassuring.Subscribe to Brexit Bulletin to stay on top of the divorce talks.Texas miracle | Texas’s booming economy is presenting the Democrats with an opportunity to win the traditionally Republican stronghold as workers who move there for energy and tech jobs are more liberal than the natives. Democrats find themselves so close to taking the state, second only to California in size and presidential electoral votes, that they’re holding the third round of 2020 primary debates for Houston on Thursday.Read how a recession in some parts of the U.S. is menacing Trump’s re-election bid in 2020.Tech scrutiny | The power of the Silicon Valley giants is doing what few other issues can: unite Democrats and Republicans. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has said he’ll announce a multistate probe today into anti-competitive behavior by large tech companies. Facebook and Google are the main targets of a series of state, federal and Congressional investigations that may result in vast fines and demands to break up them up.Thinning crowds | Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong declined almost 40% in August from a year earlier, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said — the biggest blow to the industry since the SARS epidemic in 2003, as protests deter visitors. His comments came after violence flared again this weekend, despite leader Carrie Lam’s biggest concession yet to protesters by withdrawing a bill allowing extraditions to China.Ukrainian opening | A “new wind blowing in Kiev” under President Volodymyr Zelenskiy may open the chance of a breakthrough in the long-blocked peace process in Ukraine, a special representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said. A mass prisoner swap on Saturday is an “extremely important step” toward rebuilding trust after talks to end the war between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels broke down in 2015, Henry Meyer reports.What to WatchItalian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a vote of confidence today in the lower house of Parliament that he’s expected to win and another tomorrow in the Senate. Results from Russian regional elections that morphed from sleepy off-cycle votes into a referendum on President Vladimir Putin’s administration showed the Kremlin got key wins in gubernatorial contests. But angry voters delivered setbacks to the ruling party in legislative races in Moscow and other regions. Trump travels to the state of North Carolina today to tour areas affected by Hurricane Dorian and later deliver remarks at a re-election rally.And finally ... While one Iranian tanker attracted global attention when it was seized near Gibraltar, there’s a bigger mystery unfolding: the hunt for the rest of the fleet. Grant Smith writes how the vessels have mostly “gone dark” since sanctions were tightened this year, switching off transponders that would reveal their location. That’s led to ever-more inventive methods of tracking ships, and divergent views on the amounts of crude secretly slipping into world markets.??? To contact the author of this story: Karl Maier in Rome at kmaier2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Winfrey at mwinfrey@bloomberg.net, Caroline AlexanderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 69/79   UN rights chief airs worries on climate change, migrant kids
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    The U.N. human rights chief said Monday she was 'alarmed' that migrant children are still being held in centers in the United States and Mexico and warned that climate change has become an unprecedented threat to human rights worldwide.

    The U.N. human rights chief said Monday she was 'alarmed' that migrant children are still being held in centers in the United States and Mexico and warned that climate change has become an unprecedented threat to human rights worldwide.


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  • 70/79   Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food Allergies
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    If your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...

    If your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...


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  • 71/79   What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out
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    If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...

    If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...


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  • 72/79   Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
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    To fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...

    To fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...


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  • 73/79   The 9 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer Break
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    Make the most of your skills with one of these jobs.

    Make the most of your skills with one of these jobs.


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  • 74/79   How to Spot and Avoid Algal Blooms
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    With many U.S. waterways reaching their highest temperatures at this time of year, colonies of algae in lakes, ponds, and even the ocean can “bloom”—grow far more rapidly than normal. While most ...

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