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Parliament will be dissolved on May 2. The Brexit coordinator also took issue with the timing of the election, calling it a "powergrab" created to "take advantage of a Labour party in seeming disarray to secure another five years of power before the reality of Brexit bites".
  • Senzatela, Story key Rockies' 12-3 win over Giants

    Senzatela, Story key Rockies' 12-3 win over Giants

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    The last time the feat was accomplished in the majors was September 19, 2011, when the Boston Red Sox did it. "I think it's (because of) three things", Rockies manager Bud Black said. "I was running hard the whole time". Against Los Angeles on Tuesday, Freeland lasted just four innings, walking four and allowing four hits. Colorado got plenty of insurance runs in the bottom of the inning, though.
  • Vandeweghe gives US lead over Czech Republic in Fed Cup semi

    Vandeweghe gives US lead over Czech Republic in Fed Cup semi

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    In the first set, it was all about Vandeweghe, she settled into a nice rhythm to clinch the final 5 games of the set for a 6-1 in no time at all. Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova returns a shot to United States' CoCo Vandeweghe during a Fed Cup semifinal tennis match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
  • Fifth body recovered after hikers caught in Canada avalanche

    Fifth body recovered after hikers caught in Canada avalanche

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    Search manager Martin Colwell said: 'The tracks were at the summit and there was an obvious sheer break in the snow over the north face'. "I stayed up all night praying for her", said Choi, her voice barely audible. 'It's very unsafe, it's very deceptive, ' he said. Colwell said rescue teams, technicians, avalanche dogs, and volunteer groups began their search again on Sunday after avalanche technicians deemed the area was reasonably safe.
  • Netflix to spend over $1bn in marketing this year

    Netflix to spend over $1bn in marketing this year

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    Netflix finished the first quarter with 98.75 million subscribers. However, Netflix distinctly had a vision before those devices became so universal. "The company needs to plan for a future in which its U.S. business is virtually saturated, and overseas growth starts slowing", said Paul Verna, eMarketer principal analyst focused on digital video.
  • Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers back June 8 election

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    Earlier , May said holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, would "deliver a more secure future for our country" as it negotiates its departure from the EU. That delay mounts more pressure on negotiating parties, as the clock on the two-year deadline for negotiations began ticking on March 29, when May officially filed divorce papers to Brussels .
  • Arkansas Executes First Prisoner in 12 Years

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    The warrant for his execution was due to expire at midnight. Lee's execution was the first time Arkansas has used midazolam in its three-drug lethal injection cocktail. The state had planned to use the drugs in four double executions over an 11-day period in April. At the last minute, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, put Lee's execution on hold for 75 minutes.
  • Facebook Spaces makes virtual reality a social experience

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    You can see everything that happens there. More importantly, he notes, computer vision - that is, the algorithms created to first recognize the elements of a picture, then map additional objects onto them, not to mention the cameras used to shoot the photographs in the first place - remains in its infancy, so the technology is only getting started.
  • Unusual Volume Spikes For: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

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    Want to see what other hedge funds are holding POT? Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan by 170.0% in the third quarter. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's revenue for the quarter was down 21.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • Trump Targets Obama-Era Tax Regulations With Three New Executive Actions

    Trump Targets Obama-Era Tax Regulations With Three New Executive Actions

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    Mnuchin said earlier on Thursday that Treasury is working on tax reform "day and night" and will soon create a sweeping overhaul. While the Trump administration is clearly focused on streamlining regulatory processes, on Thursday director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn also highlighted the importance of getting the right people into place at these departments: "changing personnel will have an effect on a lot of the regulation we have in the system", he said.