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GOP on Defense After CBO Report Shows Millions Could Lose Insurance GOP on Defense After CBO Report Shows Millions Could Lose Insurance
- March 20, 2017

The key question is whether Trump is able to convince enough Republicans to toe the line and help pass the bill in the House, where Republicans can afford no more than 21 defections if all Democrats vote no, as expected. Trump declared that the congressmen he met with mostly opposed the legislation "and now every single one is a yes" after the meeting, though the group he met largely didn't include the conservatives who have been most hostile to the House legislation. (more...)
No launch day patch for stiff Mass Effect: Andromeda animations No launch day patch for stiff Mass Effect: Andromeda animations
- March 20, 2017

Animations are a slight distraction from the latest entry in the Mass Effect series. Responding directly to the firm's statement, Ralph said that Leost's social media pages, which listed her as a lead facial animator for Mass Effect: Andromeda , as well as BioWare's official statement, were in-congruent. (more...)
Now, get iPhone SE for just Rs 19999 Now, get iPhone SE for just Rs 19999
- March 19, 2017

Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. (more...)
Michigan Prepares for Louisville on Sunday
- March 19, 2017

Pitino said the biggest change in the evolution of three-pointers has been the number of very tall players who can shoot them now, to the point it has become a focus of his recruiting efforts. They are really hard for us. Pitino didn't drop any hints about what he'd do defensively. Scoring came to a halt with under 10 minutes left to play. (more...)
G20 fails to agree on free trade endorsement
- March 19, 2017

Acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day meeting in the German town of Baden-Baden, the finance ministers and central bank governors of the 20 biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments
- March 19, 2017

In doing so, the company has posted a number of images that show the unreleased Galaxy S8 in its cases. This new 1000 fps capability will allegedly be on the rear camera sensor on the S8. This would undoubtedly be welcome, as there is no doubt that Android-driven devices face more challenges in this area than their iOS counterparts. The headphone jack is also expected to retained although there has been no confirmation of this. (more...)
Tillerson, Xi pledge closer cooperation, at least in public
- March 19, 2017

And these meetings may help elucidate a coherent North Korea policy at a complex and volatile time for the region. "No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement", he said. Washington has been pressing Beijing to do more to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. Wang said China is willing to work with the US side on communication and cooperation, enhancing trust and properly handling differences to promote the ... (more...)
SoCal artist's billboard shows Trump with mushroom cloud SoCal artist's billboard shows Trump with mushroom cloud
- March 19, 2017

The dollar signs created with typography imitating Nazi swastikas are a stroke of brilliance that perfectly captures Trump's unholy amalgamation of Nationalist fascism, unbridled capitalism and unchecked power. The US leader also wears a Russian flag lapel pin. The billboard was erected Friday to coincide with the opening of a local arts festival. The billboard reportedly overlooks a Phoenix highway. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 And iPhone 8: The Amazing Week In Review Samsung Galaxy S8 And iPhone 8: The Amazing Week In Review
- March 19, 2017

Further insights suggested that Samsung will also be adding up this pressure sensitivity feature for its Galaxy Note 8 at the last phase of this year only. What else should we expect from the Galaxy S8 then? The phone has been taken through all types of processor and graphics-intensive tests - same tests that the likes of Apple iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 3T have also passed - and the results are impressive to say. (more...)
White House Budget Chief Defends Domestic Cuts
- March 19, 2017

American health sciences are not faring well in an initial draft of President Trump's 2018 budget proposal . That includes $8 million in block grant funding , according to Shurtleff. These cuts target numerous Obama administration's efforts to fight climate change, as the blueprint "discontinues funding for the Clean Power Plan, global climate change programs, climate change research and partnership programs, and related efforts". (more...)
Advocates Say Trump Budget Cuts Will Hurt Country's Most Vulnerable Advocates Say Trump Budget Cuts Will Hurt Country's Most Vulnerable
- March 19, 2017

On Thursday, the Trump administration released details of its planned budget , and as expected, it features deep cuts to a wide array of social safety net spending. The Defence Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs were the only agencies to see proposed increases. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything You Should Know Ahead of Launch Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything You Should Know Ahead of Launch
- March 19, 2017

The technology will primarily be used in mobile payment services such as Samsung Pay to provide users with enhanced security. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Bloomberg reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 device will enable facial recognition payments within months of going on sale. (more...)
Air Force Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite Aboard Delta IV Rocket Air Force Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite Aboard Delta IV Rocket
- March 19, 2017

Tonight, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch one of its Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending a communications satellite into space for the U.S. In exchange for part-time use of the WGS network, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand picked up the $442 million bill to manufacture WGS-9. (more...)
Meals On Wheels Faces Funding Crisis Under Trump Administration Meals On Wheels Faces Funding Crisis Under Trump Administration
- March 19, 2017

Sometimes, he says he only eats one meal a week. "How else would I eat?" When Carmack found out about the president's proposed plan to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program , which funds Meals on Wheels, his heart dropped. (more...)
Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid
- March 19, 2017

House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black, who attended the Capitol Hill session, said there very likely would be changes to tax credits offered in the bill to do more for older, lower-income people - something Republican moderates have sought. (more...)
Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say
- March 18, 2017

Thierry Venty, Executive Secretary of the National Bureau of Risk and Disaster Management, said on national television that those killed included victims of landslides caused by the storm. Very little information has come out of those regions, but it is expected that there will be widespread power outages from down trees and extensive flood damage. (more...)
Zacks Rank on Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX) based on Estimated Earnings Zacks Rank on Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX) based on Estimated Earnings
- March 18, 2017

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.99 per share for the current quarter, according to consensus agreement of 21 analysts. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 2.30 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 7.83 and sector's optimum level is 12.94. (more...)
Iranian pilgrims will participate Haj rituals in 2017: Saudi Govt
- March 18, 2017

The news agency said the kingdom had completed all arrangements for the Iranian pilgrims to return, without offering details. Saudi Arabia is opening its arms to Muslims from Iran to travel to Mecca and celebrate this year's hajj, the annual religious journey that is one of the five pillars of Islam. (more...)
Apple will open two additional R&D centers in China this year Apple will open two additional R&D centers in China this year
- March 18, 2017

That has raised concerns in China, the main manufacturing base for Apple and many other global companies. "We are looking forward to working with more local partners and academic institutions through the expansion of R&D centers in China", said Dan Riccio, Apple's senior vice president of hardware". (more...)
Ryan says Trump playing constructive role on healthcare Ryan says Trump playing constructive role on healthcare
- March 18, 2017

During a conference call with House Republicans last October 10, Ryan said, "I am not going to defend Donald Trump-not now, not in the future". 'Now that we have our score, we can make some necessary refinements and improvements to the bill, ' Ryan said, referring to the CBO report. (more...)

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