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That was largely tied to solid gains in crude oil, sparked by signs of reduced global production. Total U.S. stocks stood at 468.2 million barrels. "The focus now shifts to the post-Harvey scenario", he said. Global oil supply fell by 720,000 barrels a day in August to 97.7 million barrels a day, its first drop in four months, the International Energy Agency said in its monthly report.
  • The future path of Hurricane Jose remains uncertain

    The future path of Hurricane Jose remains uncertain

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    National Hurricane Center . After Irma climbed up Florida, it had slowed to a tropical depression as it dumps rain over Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, NHC reported . NASA's Terra satellite is one of many satellites keeping a close eye on Hurricane Jose and saw the storm between the Bahamas and Bermuda. The last thing some Lowcountry residents want to think about after Hurricane Irma battered South Carolina Monday is the next storm.
  • Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

    Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

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    Edith Windsor , a widow who brought a Supreme Court case that that struck down parts of a federal law that banned same-sex marriage and led to federal recognition for gay spouses, died Tuesday. As Windsor would later say, she wouldn't have owed the government those estate taxes "if I had been married to a man named Theo" rather than a woman named Thea.
  • Ted Cruz responds to liking porn video with trademark wit

    Ted Cruz responds to liking porn video with trademark wit

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    She stays to watch, "to her own evident pleasure", as Newsweek puts it . The internet , of course, quickly sprung into action, capturing screenshots and prepping the senator for the torrent of criticism and jabs to come. But he's best-known for calling Cruz a "huge a$$hole" and mocking him on Twitter-which he did, with vigor, following the p0rn controversy. Mr Cruz has however previously admitted to viewing porn.
  • White House 'super focused' on tax reform, says Mnuchin

    White House 'super focused' on tax reform, says Mnuchin

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan , who insisted on a revenue-neutral approach on tax reform, said last week that Trump's goal of lowering the corporate tax rate to 15 percent would be hard to achieve. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amped up expectations of tax reform before the year is out on Tuesday morning, even bringing up the possibility of backdating changes to January 1.
  • Oil mixed amidst Irma demand fears, Saudi cut extension talks

    Oil mixed amidst Irma demand fears, Saudi cut extension talks

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    Oil prices headed higher Tuesday, stretching gains in to a second-consecutive session as the latest OPEC report that showed oil production from the cartel fell last month. Six analysts polled ahead of inventory reports from industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimated, on average, that crude stocks likely rose 2.3 million barrels in the week ended September 8.
  • Floridians rescue stranded manatees as Irma sucks water from shores

    Floridians rescue stranded manatees as Irma sucks water from shores

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    Sechler said he posted pictures of the stranded manatees hoping rescue workers or wildlife officials would respond. "It was a pretty cool experience", Clavijo wrote. "We had to do something about it", local resident Tony Faradini-Campos told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune . "[We] said "1-2-3" and pulled them back to the channel".
  • Google challenges European Union antitrust fine

    Google challenges European Union antitrust fine

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    If it did not, the Commission said, it faced penalty payments of up to 5 per cent of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet , which is Google's parent company. "And most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation". Google is fighting its record $2.7 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission.
  • Miss America 2017 Recap: The Contestants Are Surprisingly Woke

    Miss America 2017 Recap: The Contestants Are Surprisingly Woke

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    Update, 10:55 p.m.: Miss DC Briana Kinsey became the third runner up in the Miss America competition Sunday night. Mund was set to take the traditional winner's morning-after dip in the Atlantic City ocean Monday morning outside Boardwalk Hall, where she won the crown.
  • Christian leaders express disappointment over Trump's decision to end DACA

    Christian leaders express disappointment over Trump's decision to end DACA

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    Western has provided a world-class education since the University opened its doors on September 23, 1902, and we will continue to provide that quality educational experience for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Basi said there are fewer than 10 DACA students attending MU. The tweet is consistent with what the White House said earlier in the week on the phase-out of the program, but immigrants enrolled in it are still on edge.
  • U.S. steps up Qatar crisis diplomacy, lauds Kuwait's mediation

    U.S. steps up Qatar crisis diplomacy, lauds Kuwait's mediation

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    In a phone conversation on August 30, Trump told the Saudi monarch that a diplomatic resolution was necessary in order to fulfill a commitment Washington and its regional allies had made to stay united while fighting terrorism. During a friendly meeting with the NY and New Jersey congressional delegations about a $30 billion tunnel project, Trump was in a good mood - most likely a result of his deal with Democrats reached on Wednesday to suspend the federal debt ceiling and fund the ...
  • President Urges Vigilance as Irma Approaches Southern Florida

    President Urges Vigilance as Irma Approaches Southern Florida

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    In remarks delivered to the cabinet at the beginning of the meeting, President Trump warned people to "get out of" Hurricane Irma's way. On Saturday afternoon, Trump held a meeting with the Cabinet on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, now heading to Florida.
  • PSG 'will rest Neymar against Metz' to save him for Celtic tie

    PSG 'will rest Neymar against Metz' to save him for Celtic tie

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    Mbappe was also subject to heavy transfer speculation over the summer, eventually moving to PSG himself in a freakish loan move from Monaco that will eventually lead to a €180m permanent switch next summer. Having switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation to accommodate Mbappe alongside Neymar and Julian Draxler behind lone striker Cavani, PSG's star-studded attack looked crowded more often than free-flowing in the opening 30 minutes.
  • Cardinals vs. Lions: Highlights, game tracker and more

    Cardinals vs. Lions: Highlights, game tracker and more

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    Veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald , who led the National Football League in most receptions in 2016 returns as the go-to aerial option for QB Palmer once again. Somehow, the Lions entered the fourth quarter trailing and ended up allowing what can only be described as a "garbage time" touchdown catch to J.J.
  • Hurricane Irma is literally moving the ocean

    Hurricane Irma is literally moving the ocean

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    The ominous-looking occurrence was in fact caused by a combination of low tide, low pressure and strong winds in the right direction, which literally pushed the water away from the long narrow bay. The following videos were taken in Tampa, Florida and Long Island, Bahamas and show a rare phenomenon; hundreds of feet of dry land usually covered by ocean water.
  • Sean Spicer To Appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Next Week

    Sean Spicer To Appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Next Week

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    It is likely Mueller will also seek to interview Kushner, the Post reports. The requests indicate the scope of Mueller's investigation has expanded beyond the campaign to include individuals who joined Trump's team after the election. Hicks worked with Trump on Donald Trump Jr.'s initial statement about the Trump Tower meeting. He didn't officially leave the White House until the end of August.
  • LCBO to oversee 150 standalone pot retail stores

    LCBO to oversee 150 standalone pot retail stores

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    Online sales will start only after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau legalises weed. Under the Ontario plan, all private dispensaries will be shut down and smoking pot will be forbidden in all public areas. They would have a "behind-the-counter" system, similar to how tobacco is sold now, to ensure age restrictions are enforced. There are now more than 80 dispensaries in the Toronto area alone, according to the website WeedMaps .
  • No-Fly list: Levels of offence and punishment

    No-Fly list: Levels of offence and punishment

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    Minister of state Jayanth Sinha said the government will soon come out with rules for providing a unique ID card number with PNR to book tickets to ensure that a person on the no-fly list can not fly by fudging details. As per the rules, the complaint of unruly behaviour would need to be filed by the pilot-in-command and these will be probed by an internal committee to be set up by the airline.
  • Mumbai blasts: Death sentence to Taher Merchant, life term to Abu Salem

    Mumbai blasts: Death sentence to Taher Merchant, life term to Abu Salem

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    Riyaz Ahmed Siddiqui (67) was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. The court had concluded hearing on the punishment to be awarded to the convicts on 10th of last month. "The maximum sentence is the death sentence but this man can not be awarded the death sentence". Twelve convicts awarded death penalty and 20 given life sentence.
  • No support from Odisha government for State's development: Amit Shah

    No support from Odisha government for State's development: Amit Shah

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    We also know that BJD is such a party where one has to belong to Biju Parivar to take over the reins of the party in Odisha", Shah, who began his 3-day Odisha visit to galvanise the BJP workers in the state, said. The BJP Starwalt also hit out at chief minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating an award given by a news magazine to him. "The Modi government has made arrangements for the upliftment of poor dalits and backward classes".
  • Florida sheriff encourages anyone with a warrant to drown in Hurricane Irma

    Florida sheriff encourages anyone with a warrant to drown in Hurricane Irma

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    Because nothing says "save yourself from this oncoming natural disaster!" quite like announcing that you'll have police officers running background checks on anyone trying to find refuge from the storm. "We see that people [on Twitter] are upset, but the bottom line is the shelters are here to protect people and we want people to be safe", Horstman told the newspaper.
  • Israel strikes alleged chemical weapons manufacturer in Syrian Hama

    Israel strikes alleged chemical weapons manufacturer in Syrian Hama

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    Unconfirmed Arab media reports say a chemical weapons production facility was hit in the attack. However, he said, "my suspicion is that the laws of deterrence with Israel , though never foolproof, will hold simply because the level of punishment Israel would inflict on Syria would be severe, should Assad respond militarily".
  • Security scare at Prince George's new school

    Security scare at Prince George's new school

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    The Duchess of Cambridge is "highly unlikely" to be well enough to accompany Prince George to his first day to school tomorrow, according to royal sources. However, a prime emphasis will be the comfort of four-year-old Prince George and his fellow pupils, and to that end, there will be minimal impact on the children, whom it is hoped will not even notice anything.
  • Bell Pottinger deserted by clients

    Bell Pottinger deserted by clients

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    HSBC said it would no longer work with the firm following the news, while the Bank of Ireland said it was also reviewing their relationship. The trade association said Bell Pottinger's campaign for Oakbay, which is owned by South Africa's billionaire Gupta family , inflamed racial discord in the country.
  • House Passes Nearly $8 Billion In Relief Funding For Harvey Victims

    House Passes Nearly $8 Billion In Relief Funding For Harvey Victims

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    Lawmakers are also looking at adding a stopgap spending measure to keep the government open after September 30 to a hurricane-debt limit combination bill , the two people said, but that may prove too complicated. Passing the debt limit increase along with the Harvey disaster relief would spare him that headache. Ryan said in a statement: "It is my hope that the House and the Senate, with the president's leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution".
  • Gas Prices Continue to Rise

    Gas Prices Continue to Rise

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    The national average jumped by 25 cents a gallon to $2.64, according to figures released today by GasBuddy, a Boston-based firm that tracks prices. Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices were 52.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 29.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.