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Players who will be traded before the deadline

10:42 AM ET Justin Verlander has been mentioned in trade talks, and it’s possible that market moons and stars will align and the future Hall of Famer switches teams. But any Verlander deal would be incredibly complicated for the Tigers to pull off in the short time frame that remains before the July 31 trade deadline, because of his salary, his stature in Detroit history and his ability to veto any proposed deal. But there are players whose trades are considered imminent by baseball officials. Here are the top players ...

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Tim Farron: I decided to quit before general election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Outgoing Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has revealed he decided to quit several weeks before the general election but did not announce his decision publicly. Mr Farron said he had put the decision “to bed” about two weeks into the campaign, and denied deceiving voters by continuing to fight the election. “I absolutely threw everything at it,” he said. He announced his departure six days after polling day, saying he was “torn” between the leadership and his faith. The Tim Farron story Farron ...

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Russian minister had 'long chat' with Bolshoi before ballet premiere pulled: TASS

Russia’s minister for culture had a long conversation with the Bolshoi Theatre before it announced it was postponing the world premiere of Nureyev, a ballet about the famous Russian dancer, the TASS news agency reported on Monday. The long awaited premiere of the ballet about Rudolf Nureyev, one of the first Soviet artists to defect to the West, was due to be held on July 11, but the Bolshoi said on its website late on Saturday it would not take place. Vladimir Urin, the theatre’s director general, told a news ...

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Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter

Dear folks pitching us crowdfunded hardware all day: There’s a good chance we won’t hear you. Here’s why. At ExtremeTech, we try to spend as little time as possible on Kickstarters. We think crowdfunding in general is a great idea for creative and art projects, as well as niche interests (music albums, books, painting, pet research projects). It’s somewhat less reliable for games, if still viable. But when it comes to putting together a supply chain and delivering quality products, hardware Kickstarters tend to have a lot more challenges ahead. ...

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UK to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks – EU sources

The UK has agreed to sort out its EU “divorce bill” and citizens’ residence rights before starting Brexit trade talks, EU sources have told the BBC. But the UK’s Brexit department has insisted a trade deal must be agreed at the same time. Brexit negotiations are due to start on Monday in Brussels but that will be the only day of talks next week. The talks are set to continue every month throughout the summer. Hammond: Brexit talks must prioritise jobs Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? The ...

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Putin critic Alexei Navalny 'detained' before Moscow protest

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at home ahead of a planned unauthorised protest in Moscow, his wife says. “Alexei has been arrested in the entrance to our block of flats,” Yuliya Navalnaya wrote on Twitter, adding “our plans haven’t changed”. Mr Navalny earlier called on supporters to attend anti-corruption rallies across Russia. There have been several arrests at protests in the east of the country. At least 10 people were detained at a rally in the city of Vladivostok, while four people were also arrested in Blagoveshchensk ...

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Calm before the storm; ?1 bank rescue; Australia's streak

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Calm before the storm: Markets are relatively peaceful. That could be because of what looms on Thursday. Investors are preparing for a deluge of major events over the next 48 hours. U.K. voters will be going to the polls on Thursday in a crucial general election that promises to shape the country’s departure from the EU. The European Central Bank will also meet on Thursday. In the U.S., former FBI Director James Comey will testify in public on Thursday about the investigation into ...

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Manchester attack: CCTV shows bomber before arena blast

CCTV images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena killing 22 people, have been been released by police. Fourteen locations are being searched and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. Abedi’s identity was known within two hours of Monday’s attack, police said. The UK threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to support the police will be gradually withdrawn from Monday night. Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement after leading a meeting of the government’s ...

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