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Trump sets demands for new migrants deal

The White House has tied any new deal on young undocumented immigrants to a clampdown on illegal immigration, including a border wall with Mexico. US President Donald Trump is asking for funding for the wall, speedier deportations and the hiring of thousands of new immigration officials. Last month he ended the Obama-era “Dreamer” programme which had protected some 690,000 immigrants. Leading Democrats in Congress have rejected the latest proposals. They accused Mr Trump of backtracking on a commitment not to include the border wall in negotiations over the status of ...

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Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out four Brexit conditions

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again intervened on Brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary. Speaking to the Sun ahead of the Conservative party conference, Mr Johnson insisted any transition period after Britain leaves the EU should not last “a second more” than two years. He said the UK should not abide by any new European rules during that time. Meanwhile, Theresa May has pledged to listen to the concerns of young voters following a “disappointing election”. Theresa May ‘driving from front’ on Brexit ‘May speech not changed ...

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Meet the man who sets the odds on Trump

Meet Ireland’s Trump betting expert When President Trump pledged to create jobs, he probably didn’t mean this one. Joe Lee recently scored a gig in Dublin, Ireland, managing Trump-focused betting at gambling firm Paddy Power. His official title? Head of Trump Betting. The Irishman’s job is to identify topics related to Trump for customers to bet on. The hottest wager at the moment is whether Trump will be impeached, but there are dozens of other options. Paddy Power also allowed customers to bet on whether former President Obama would be ...

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Year of the homer: MLB's 5,694th HR sets mark

10:15 PM ET If it feels like you’ve seen a lot of home runs in 2017, it’s because you have: We have a new major league record for home runs in one season. The record-setting blast came courtesy of Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who took Toronto‘s Ryan Tepera deep in the eighth inning on Tuesday for the 5,694th home run in the majors this season, breaking the previous record set in 2000. Alex Presley of the Detroit Tigers tied the mark shortly before with his fifth-inning homer off ...

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Sets All-Time Record For Concurrent Users On Steam

Battlegrounds continues to set records. The uber-popular Hunger Games-like PC shooter recently reached more concurrent users than another other game in Steam history. The title reached 1,348,374 users on September 16, pushing past the 1,291,328 record that Valve’s DOTA 2 reached back in March 2016. All of these figures come from Steam Charts (via Polygon), so they may not be entirely accurate. Whatever the case, it is clear that Battlegrounds is a smash hit. It passed 1 million peak concurrent users last week, and the game just continues to grow. ...

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PUBG Sets All-Time Record For Concurrent Users On Steam

Battlegrounds continues to set records. The uber-popular Hunger Games-like PC shooter recently reached more concurrent users than another other game in Steam history. The title reached 1,348,374 users on September 16, pushing past the 1,291,328 record that Valve’s DOTA 2 reached back in March 2016. All of these figures come from Steam Charts (via Polygon), so they may not be entirely accurate. Whatever the case, it is clear that Battlegrounds is a smash hit. It passed 1 million peak concurrent users last week, and the game just continues to grow. ...

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Louisville's Jackson sets record in win vs. UNC

6:23 PM ET CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The sequel to Lamar Jackson‘s Heisman Trophy campaign might be even better than the original. The defending Heisman winner turned in another record-breaking performance in the Louisville Cardinals‘ 47-35 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, throwing for 393 yards and rushing for 132 more. Jackson became just the second quarterback in FBS history — and first from a Power 5 team — to throw for 300 and run for 100 in back-to-back games. Rice University quarterback Chase Clement did so ...

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Swing and a miss: Judge sets strikeout record

2:54 AM ET ESPN.com news services New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge struck out in his 36th consecutive game, setting the record for the longest strikeout streak in a single season by any player, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out Judge in the top of the fifth inning Saturday night at Fenway Park. The Yankees won the game 4-3. Judge had already set the record on Thursday for consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player. Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman ...

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Despite HR, Judge sets dubious strikeout mark

2:18 AM ET NEW YORK — Given that he hit a 457-foot home run into the third deck in left field, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge was undaunted that he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player. Judge whiffed in the ninth inning Wednesday night against New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel, giving him a strikeout in 33 straight games, breaking the single-season mark set by Adam Dunn in 2012, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Judge smiled when ...

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Watkins trade sets Bills' Taylor up to fail

3:15 PM ET BUFFALO — Turn out the lights on the Buffalo Bills‘ 2017 season, because it is over before it started. In a shocking pair of trades Friday, the Bills traded their top wide receiver, Sammy Watkins, and their top cornerback, Ronald Darby, in separate deals with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. In exchange, the Bills acquired Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines, as well as second- and third-round picks in 2018. Tyrod Taylor, right, can’t be happy about the departure of WR Sammy ...

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