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Trump's pick for No. 2 spot at Treasury drops out

Why Trump’s tax plan could raise taxes for 8.7 million households President Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy treasury secretary has dropped his bid for the job. Jim Donovan, a long-time Goldman Sachs executive, was nominated in March to be the right-hand man to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He told the White House he wanted to withdraw his name from consideration for personal reasons. “[A]t this time I want to focus on my family, and I can no longer accept it,” Donovan said in a statement Friday. “I hope to ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US. Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, was first tested in 2003, but had not been used before. The Pentagon said it was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangarhar province. The news came hours after the Pentagon admitted an air strike in Syria mistakenly killed 18 rebels. It said ...

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Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 drops pledge to fight protectionism

Trump vs. Merkel The world’s biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the Trump administration. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G-20 group of leading economies, including the U.S., China, Mexico, Germany and India, held two days of tough talking in the German town of Baden-Baden. The formal statement issued after the meeting contained only a bland reference to “working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies.” Conspicuous by its absence was the phrase “we will resist ...

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Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz has said it has dropped its plan to buy Anglo-Dutch rival Unilever. Marmite-maker Unilever rejected the US food giant’s bid on Friday, saying it saw “no merit, either financial or strategic” in Kraft’s offer, worth about $ 143bn (£115bn). “Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard,” the companies said in a joint statement. The deal would have been one of the biggest in corporate history, combining dozens of household names. Unilever owns Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise, while Kraft’s range ...

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Tiger drops next two events due to back spasms

10:49 AM ET The back spasms that forced Tiger Woods to withdraw from a tournament in Dubai last week will keep him out of his next two scheduled starts as well. Woods announced on his website Friday that he will skip next week’s Genesis Open at Riviera and the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the following week due to ongoing back spasms. “My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down,” Woods said. “This ...

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HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display

There was a time when HTC’s phones were Android. In those early days of the platform, HTC made the only Android phones you could get in most countries. That took the company from a small-time white-label manufacturer of carrier phones to a huge player in smartphones. The last few years have not been kind to HTC, but it’s looking to shake things up in 2017 with the HTC U Ultra. This awkwardly named smartphone is the new flagship for HTC, so don’t expect an HTC 11 to show up. The ...

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