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Trump: We'll probably end up killing NAFTA 'at some point'

NAFTA explained President Trump says he’s not optimistic about the future of America’s free trade deal with Canada and Mexico. “I think we’ll probably end up terminating NAFTA at some point,” he said during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona on Tuesday night. Leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico officially began renegotiating NAFTA last week. Trump frequently blasted NAFTA on the campaign trail, labeling it the “worst trade deal in history” and blaming it for the loss of manufacturing jobs in America’s Rust Belt. But after ...

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Phil Donahue: 'Hypocrisy is killing us'

Donahue: What about people who didn’t vote? Talk show legend Phil Donahue says America’s problem is “hypocrisy.” The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don’t vote. “Hypocrisy is killing us,” he said. Donahue argued that Trump’s base represented a small percentage of the country, but elected Trump because they were “angry” and showed up to the ballot boxes last November. Related: There are Trump’s claims about jobs. And then there are the numbers “These are angry people,” he ...

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House to vote on killing Dodd-Frank today

Sen. Warren: Wall Street’s worst nightmare House lawmakers are poised to passthe “crown jewel” of the GOP-led regulatory reform effort on Thursday, effectively gutting the Dodd-Frank financial regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration. Called the Financial Choice Act, the Republican bill seeks to undo significant parts of the 2010 financial reform law. Crafted by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, the bill is expected to pass despite vehement objections by Democrats to preserve the sweeping law aimed at preventing another financial crisis and protecting American consumers. ...

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300 days of sun: How one Indian entrepreneur is making a killing

Harnessing India’s sunny days for power Ketan Mehta is nothing if not ambitious. He wants to “shape the future of energy” for 1.3 billion people. The 28-year old entrepreneur co-founded Rays Power Infra six years ago with an eye on India’s enormous potential for solar energy. “Earth has been receiving trillions of units of energy every day from morning to evening but we’ve never been able to use it,” Mehta said. “Now, we have a chance.” Rays Power Infra develops, builds and operates solar projects across India, ranging from 400-acre ...

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China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times

Up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, the New York Times reports, damaging US information-gathering in the country for years. It is not clear whether the CIA was hacked or whether a mole helped the Chinese to identify the agents, officials told the paper. They said one of the informants was shot in the courtyard of a government building as a warning to others. The CIA did not comment on the report. Four former CIA officials spoke to the paper, ...

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Scientists Find Molecular ‘Key’ to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Even a small scrape or cut could lead to a life-threatening infection before antibiotics, but these compounds have been getting less effective as bacteria evolve to combat the threat. The search for new drugs has been slow, though now there may be a way to modify existing drugs to be effective against some of the most hearty bacterial cells. Scientists from the University of Illinois have learned how to attach a molecular “key” to narrow-spectrum antibiotics, thereby making them much more effective. The majority of antibiotics are only effective against ...

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Nintendo Defends Killing NES Classic, Even With 2.3 Million Sold

Most companies, having unexpectedly stumbled into an extremely popular product, would gear up for production, hire more people, increase supply, and ride the revenue train for as long as they could. Nintendo is not most companies. According to Reggie Fils-Aimé, the company killed the NES Classic Edition after selling 2.3 million units, because it had a lot of other stuff to do. “We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday,” Fils-Aimé told Time. “We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we ...

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Nintendo Defends Killing NES Classic, Even With 2.3 Million Sold

Most companies, having unexpectedly stumbled into an extremely popular product, would gear up for production, hire more people, increase supply, and ride the revenue train for as long as they could. Nintendo is not most companies. According to Reggie Fils-Aimé, the company killed the NES Classic Edition after selling 2.3 million units, because it had a lot of other stuff to do. “We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday,” Fils-Aimé told Time. “We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we ...

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Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish police say. Several people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism. Local media reported one arrest, but police have said no-one is being held. The police have also released a grainy image of a man, who was caught on CCTV and is deemed a ...

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Stourbridge stabbings: Man remanded over mother and son killing

A homeless man accused of the murder of a mother and her 13-year-old son has been remanded in custody. Aaron Barley, 23, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with killing Tracey Wilkinson and her son Pierce, who were found with stab wounds at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands on Thursday. Mr Barley is also charged with the attempted murder of Pierce’s father. Peter Wilkinson, 47, was found stabbed in the garden. Mr Barley is next due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC ...

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