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New York City's embattled jails commissioner, Joseph Ponte, is planning to resign, a source said late Thursday night, weeks after Ponte was scolded for breaking municipal ethics rules by driving his city-issued vehicle on 18,500 miles of improper out-of-town trips and billing taxpayers for tolls and gas.
  • Tesla Solar Roof Available For Orders Incredibly Cheap and With Infinite Warranty

    Tesla Solar Roof Available For Orders Incredibly Cheap and With Infinite Warranty

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    The company's solar roof tiles, which blend more seamlessly into home designs than traditional photovoltaic panels, have the potential to revolutionize the market for residential solar. "Looking at the roof from street level, the tiles look the same". Installations in the United States will begin this year and will be available on a first ordered basis.
  • Facts about mental health

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    The national torch relay launched in Blackpool last month is travelling around the country. Following the success of this, we have joined similar projects to identify the priorities for life-changing research into: mental illness in young people, bipolar disorder and digital technology in mental health treatment.
  • Brexit impact: Banks planning to move 9000 jobs out of UK

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    Leaving the single market will mean lenders will not retain access to the European banking passport system, which allows banks and other financial institutions authorised to operate in an EU country, or a state member of the European Economic Area (EEA), to conduct business across the union.
  • Voters in Canada's British Columbia head to polls in dead-heat race

    Voters in Canada's British Columbia head to polls in dead-heat race

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    In order to see if the NDP truly were splitting the vote and costing the NDP seats, CKNW looked at B.C.'s closest swing ridings, and compared the vote share of each of the three major parties in 2013 and 2017. During the campaign, the party vowed to ban corporate and union donations, increase provincial taxes on foreign buyers of Canadian property, stop an oil pipeline to the coast and broaden environmental regulations.
  • Combine still has value even if top NBA prospects skip it

    Combine still has value even if top NBA prospects skip it

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    Phil Jackson, after skipping out on the combine past year, is in Chicago with general manager Steve Mills, top aide Clarence Gaines as well as assistant GM Allan Houston and the Knicks' scouting director and basketball operations director. "If it doesn't help you [to] play, then don't play". "I knew nobody in that draft could guard me one-on-one", Durant said. I was embarrassed at that point, but I'm like, 'Give me a basketball, please.
  • Energy chief says hole has been filled at nuclear waste site

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    Construction crews in protective gear and ventilation systems, are filling the hole that appeared above a rail tunnel that was used to transport radioactive equipment at Hanford. The tunnel was built to house rail cars that were filled with contaminated equipment and moved into the tunnels during the Cold War, the center said.
  • Arrested journalist says he was only trying to do job

    Arrested journalist says he was only trying to do job

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    The capitol police criminal complaint explains that Heyman was moving aggressively past the secret service agents, forcing them to remove him a couple of times . Time . If attempting to get close to a politician to ask a question is criminalized, then a journalistic practice that is as old as the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is finished.
  • Yemen minister says 60 percent of population in dire poverty

    Yemen minister says 60 percent of population in dire poverty

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    This is despite global human rights organisations condemning the country for its human rights record, and the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in December accusing it of "puppeteering" and fighting proxy wars. The rebels now control Yemen's capital, the northern region bordering Saudi Arabia and Hodeidah port on the Red Sea coast. We gain from that relationship.
  • U.S. to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey

    U.S. to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey

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    He added: "If Turkey goes into the region, we as Syrians will do our best to stand with Turkey". Mattis stressed the enduring nature of the U.S. -Turkey relationship in a meeting with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the first face-to-face contact between officials from the two countries since the U.S.
  • Texas House passes bill to let adoption agencies discriminate against gay couples

    Texas House passes bill to let adoption agencies discriminate against gay couples

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    Opponents say the bill would also allow faith-based adoption agencies to reject applicants based on religious affiliation or marital status. "It's horrific that the Texas House would allow state-funded or private adoption agencies to use religious exemptions as a weapon to ban qualified LGBTQ families from adopting a child", Sarah Kate Ellis, the president and CEo of GLAAD, said in a statement .