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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters’ names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud. “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL,” he wrote on Twitter. “What are they
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LONDON British business leaders have been told to brace for the possibility that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government may walk out of Brexit talks this year, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The move would be designed for “domestic consumption” to show the government is negotiating hard with the European Union, the newspaper reported. The newspaper
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By Dave McKinney | CHICAGO CHICAGO Risking a historic drop to junk bond status, Illinois began its third straight fiscal year without a budget on Saturday as political maneuvering dimmed hopes for a bipartisan spending and revenue package anytime soon. While the House scheduled session on Sunday to take up a revenue package, the Senate
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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her ministers to end the government’s policy of economic austerity as a new poll shows her popularity has slumped, according to the Observer. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the government to drop a cap on public sector pay rises of a below-inflation 1 percent for nurses,
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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her ministers to end the government’s policy of economic austerity as a new poll shows her popularity has slumped, according to the Observer. Health minister Jeremy Hunt wants the government to drop a cap on public sector pay rises of a below-inflation 1 percent for nurses,
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A budget impasse between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers triggered a shutdown of nonessential state services on Saturday, after the conservative Republican threatened to veto a bipartisan compromise reached by lawmakers. LePage has insisted on a budget with deeper spending cuts than those contemplated by lawmakers and has promised to veto any spending
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BELFAST Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalising same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region’s largest party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May. The Democratic Unionist Party, one of the most socially conservative in Europe, has repeatedly
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ST PETERSBURG Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko reacted angrily to a question about doping on Saturday and sarcastically offered to perform a Russian dance if the media stopped asking him about the topic. Meanwhile, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, sitting alongside Mutko at a Confederations Cup press conference, said Russian players were regularly tested in
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HONG KONG Revenues in the world’s biggest casino hub of Macau jumped nearly 30 percent in June, posting an 11-month winning streak, as demand from high-roller VIPs accelerated despite a corruption crackdown. Monthly gambling revenue in the Chinese special administrative region rose 25.9 percent to 20 billion patacas ($2.49 billion), government data showed on Saturday.
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By Nilufar Rizki and Jessica Damiana | JAKARTA JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks (SBUX.O), saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the “religious and cultured” core of the Southeast Asian nation. With the exception of the ultra-conservative Aceh province, homosexuality is legal
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By Eric M. Johnson | SEATTLE SEATTLE The governors of Washington state and Alaska signed into law new operating budgets late on Friday, hours before deadlines that would have triggered a partial shutdown of government agencies. In Washington state, the $43.7 billion two-year operating budget, which includes a $5.2 billion revenue increase paid for in
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